Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Whats for Dinner?

Roasted chicken is for dinner tonight! Ugh but I think I really messed it up. I accidently put paprika on it! So its a chicken with season salt and paprika. I have never put paprika on anything and only know what it tastes like because I licked some after I discovered my mistake!

Oh no, I hope its not the worst thing ever. :/ Either way, its getting eaten!


My confession today is this: I don't have many friends. The friends I have do not have children so it is really hard for us to relate to each other nowadays. All of my stories are about my little boy, and none of them are interesting to someone who does not have kids at all. I get lonely. My husband is fantastic. He is my best friend. But I am finding that I need a fellow mommy to connect with. It is difficult for me to make friends because I tend feel awkward in social situations. I'm terrible at small talk and I never know how to handle myself. I just get so nervous. I'm getting nervous just thinking about it all. I am praying for this. I miss sincere friendship.

Poop baby, POOP!

So my little man did not poop at ALL yesterday, but was trying with all of his might. When this morning rolled around, there was a little bit of poop in his diaper but not much, and he was still uncomfortable. :( It broke my heart. I put him in his pooping chair - which is actually his kicking coaster, but it is his favorite place to do his business. And he just turned red and held his breath and pushed to no avail. So I tried to give him some water, and he would have none of that. So then, I read that gently wiggling around a thermometer up his butt might do the trick. So I got ready. Got the vaseline, wipes, everything I thought I needed. I was just praying he didn't explode in my face. So I went to work. He was not a happy camper, but then I think he caught on to what I was trying to do, and he started pushing. Either that, or he was trying to get the thermometer out of his behind. Either way, out came the poop. Slowly, but surely. I was so excited, I started cheering him on! A LOT of poop came out, and it smelled just like bananas. Now I am so down on myself for giving him so much bananas the other day. He loved them, and he wanted more so I gave them to him! Ugh, no one told me that they would clog the little guy up. I have learned my lesson. Never bananas twice a day again!

This is one of those things I just can't discuss with people who do not have children, because they just don't understand the happiness, relief, and regret I have over this one situation! :)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Bachelor

I have come to terms. I am a reality TV junkie. If I could watch it all the time, I would. It all started years and years ago with "The People's Court" with Judge Wapner. I used to watch it on the very rare occasion I was home sick from school. Then I used to secretly watch *gasp* The Real World. I chuckle when I think about how much reality TV has changed. The big scandal on "The Real World: Seattle" was when Steven smacked Irene in the face! Remember that??? I think I was in like, 8th grade.

Anyway, nowadays reality TV is all about sex and scripts and its so lame, but sometimes I just cant pull away! I don't like to watch the stuff thats too crazy (Jersey shore? No thanks.), but I do admit that on Monday nights after putting the little one to bed, I like to unwind by watching "The Bachelor."

Oh I know! It's so lame, slightly degrading, and just as scripted as anything else on TV. Not to mention its probably a terrible idea for someone who had a baby 5 months ago, and is 20-25lbs overweight, to watch 25 skinny, beautiful women jump in swimming pools and hang out in hot tubs. Not good for the self esteem, but I can't turn away.

I honestly don't know why I watch it! Jake is not my type at all, and I am just dumbfounded how these ladies swoon all over him. He seems way too sensitive and wishy-washy for my taste, but I really hope thats just how they edited him. Ugh and there is this face that he does that just drives me insane where he looks all concerned and furrows his eyebrows. He makes this face 10-12 times an episode.

Anyway, about 85% of the reason I watch it is so I know what they are talking about on Bonnie the next day!

This week's update was hilarious!!

here is the link. If you watch the bachelor, you will find this funny.

In real life news:

My little man is constipated and I really don't know what to do about it! I started him on solids weeks ago and he has been pooping every day, and now all of a sudden today he just cant get it out! A veeery little bit of poop came out and it was much thicker than normal and I just feel so bad for the little guy! poor thing. He goes to the doctors on Friday, so I'm not too worried. I just hope he gets it out before then! Yesterday he went to bed really early, too. Around 6:15! He usually goes to bed between 8 and 9 and all of a sudden he went to bed at 6:15 and didn't wake up until 4:30 this morning. Then he slept until 7:30am. I hope he is ok, I'm getting a bit worried!

Anyway, I should probably go and start dinner. Tonight is pork chops and asparagus. Hope its edible!

Dinner Appreciation

Alright. My husband knows I can not cook. He married me, knowing this. But I try very hard. I have graduated from throwing bagel bites into the oven, to roasting a chicken! Thats probably the best thing I make. Roasted Chicken. Anyway, I love watching Top Chef, and Bobby Flay - although I may be a bit biased because of who Bobby Flay he is married to... Stephanie March, aka ADA Alexandra Cabot on Law & Order SVU. Anyway, I am trying to understand flavors and am growing tired of putting seasoning salt on EVERYTHING.

I know what you are thinking... uhhh why don't you take a look at a recipe???

Well, I don't have a good answer for that. I hate recipes. I don't even know if the recipe I am following tastes good, and most of the time I don't have everything the recipe calls for and it causes more frustration and "improvising" then I want to bother with.

Ugh so last night I made a lemon herb pork tenderloin (pre-seasoned, I am ashamed to say) and pasta on the side. I was proud of myself for not burning anything. Come to find out, my husband ate chinese food and wasnt hungry for dinner. :(

But it was delish!


I am new to this whole 'stay at home mom', thing. At 25 years old, I am the proud mother of a beautiful little boy born in September 2009, the wife to the most amazing man in the world, and figuring out how to be a good wife and mom as I go along. It is not easy! Being domestic does not come naturally to me at all. I hate cleaning, am severely disorganized, and a terrible cook. I cant be the only person in this boat! There has to be more of you out there, somewhere!

Anyway, I started this blog in order to help myself. This is an outlet for me to say what I really want to say, discuss "mommy" stuff that I don't dare bother any of my childless friends with, and in all honesty, blogging is fun and enjoyable for me. It gives me both identity and anonymity all at once. I am hoping that through my sorting it out, that you, the readers, will join me in this journey.

Some random things about me::

I live in New England after growing up in Philadelphia
I'm a Christian
I'm a newlywed (12*27*08)
I am addicted to facebook and babycenter
I'm a chocoholic
I love sushi
I love reality TV, even though I know its mostly fake.