Friday, February 27, 2009

FREE Gift for YOU!

I'm such a slacker in blog posting. I am always copying my friends posts or 'self tagging' just to have something to keep current. I found this on my friend, Emily's blog and I LOVE this idea. Here's how the game goes.

1. Read rules
2. Decide if this is for you
3. Comment to join in the fun.

Lucky you!

The first five people to respond to this post will get something made by me! My choice. For you.

This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:
1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!

2. What I create will be just for you.

3. It’ll be done this year. (I won't take the whole year...don't worry)

4. You have no clue what it’s going to be. It may be a story. It may be poetry or maybe even some creation I haven’t even invented yet. I may draw or paint something. I may bake you something and mail it to you. Who knows? Not you, that’s for sure!

5. I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.

The catch? Oh, the catch is that you must repost this on your blog and offer the same to the first 5 people who do the same on your blog. The first 5 people to do so and leave a comment telling me they did win a FAB-U-LOUS homemade gift by me!

* * *Oh, and be sure to post a picture of what you win when you get it!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Red and Pink Paper, Heart Stickers, Paper Doilies. . . Yep, It's a Valentine's Party!

My playgroup had its Valentine party today and it was so fun! I think the reason was because William was so willing to cooperate, which is amazing since he had several meltdowns from home to the food court of the mall.

We decorated paper bags to receive Valentine's and treats and then we made a Valentine for Grandpa. William was so into the whole crafty idea, he wanted to make another one. He sat and drew with crayons and put on stickers well after most of the kids were off at the play area. Then we played while our treat bags were getting filled. After playtime, we got some lunch and topped it off with cupcakes and cookies. Awesome time!

Monday, February 9, 2009

A Baby Story

I got this survey from my friend Emily. My blog needed a new post.

1. Where were you when you first found out you were pregnant?
At our Chico apartment at 10:00 PM

2. Who was with you?

3. What was your first reaction?
Jumping up and down excited.

4.What was your husband's reaction?

5. Who was the first person you told?
My mom.

6. Were the pregnancies planned?
Yes and long awaited.

7. Was everyone happy for you?
Of course.

8. What was the sex?

9. What was the nursery theme/colors?
Mostly yellow with green, and blue

10. Did anyone throw a shower for you?
Yes. I had a family shower and a Relief Society shower. Everyone was very generous.

11. Did you get any outfits you wouldn't use?
We moved so much in William's first year that some of his outfits got packed and I didn't get to use them before he outgrew them.

12. How much weight did you gain?
80 lbs!! (Mooooo!)

13. Did you get stretch marks?
(*sigh*) Yeah.

14. Did you crave anything crazy?
7-Eleven nachos and soft serve ice cream. Hmmm. . . . question 12 makes sense now.

15. Who or what got on your nerves the most?
Smells. I had a bionic nose and could smell stinky garbage a mile away. Also, the junior high kids I would sub for would wear nasty body spray like Axe and Tag. I almost hurled twice and made one of the kids stand outside until the smell settled down.

16. Where were you when you went into labor?
In the hospital for an inducement.

17. Did you have any complications?
I went to get induced a couple days after my due date and went home empty handed (!) A little over a week later I went to get induced again and he still didn't want to come out. I had to have my water broken, but because I wasn't dilating, they had to do an emergency C-section.

18. Did your water break?

19. Who drove you to the hospital?

20. Did you go early or late?
Very late!

21. Who was in the room?
Sean (they wouldn't let my mom in - stupid hospital!)

22. Did you video tape it?
Heck no!!

23. Did you have any pain medication?
Epidural (after a painful couple of attempts at it)

24. Did you have a c-section or natural?

25. What was your reaction to the birth?
Super scared while I was strapped to the surgery table, but very happy and relieved when it was over.

26. How big was the baby?
8 lbs. 6 oz.

27. What was the baby's full name?
William Michael Payne

28. Did your husband cry?
No. At least not where I could see him.

29. When is the next one coming?
Not soon enough but we have to wait at least a year.

30. If you could, would you do it all over again?
Of course, but with half of the poking me with needles and with only one trip to the hospital.