Sunday, June 29, 2008

A Weekend Away.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder. That is for sure.

My husband actually got his parents to baby-sit our son overnight on Saturday and made reservations for us at a really nice restaurant. (Who is this man and what did he do with my real husband?)

Dinner was awesome...and so was our alone time. It was really great. Of course, I had to work this weekend, but I still got to sleep in some this morning.

It is amazing to me how much I can start to miss my son in just a day. He was gone for like 24 hours..although since I was at work early Saturday morning, I didn't see him for longer than that. But, it is so nice to be able to look forward to coming home and spending some time with him. It is hard, though, after he has been at the in-laws. I don't think they EVER tell him "no" so when he gets home, it is like we have to re-learn all the rules. That sucks. I hadn't seen him in almost two days and almost immediately I had to put him in time out for hitting me because I took his dinner plate away since he was dumping food on the floor.

Anyone else have to deal with that? Repercussions of time at the grandparents--or anyone else who spoils them rotten? Any suggestions?

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Things to Never say to a Woman

I read an article on MSN that talked about the ten things not to say to a woman. Go HERE to read it. I enjoyed it as it was very true... So, here is my take on a few statements on their list...

"Relax." Nothing gets a woman's blood boiling like being told to relax. If we could relax, we would. Being told to "relax" or "calm down" doesn't help anything. At all. Our emotions may flow like water from a tap, but they are not as easily turned off.

"Should you be eating that?" I swore my diet was starting today. Okay, so I told you that I wasn't going to eat the brownies, cake, ice cream, pizza, etc... But I am. You caught me. I am already feeling bad enough about myself. DON'T MAKE IT WORSE. It will only get me upset...then you will have to tell me to "Relax!"

Here are my additions to the list:

"You never told me that." We most certainly did. Our general response is that you NEVER listen. You should simply admit defeat and just say you are sorry and that you forgot and how in the world can you make it up to us. Because if you blame me--when I KNOW we had a discussion regarding whatever you have forgotten already-- then I will get upset, then you will have to tell me to "Relax!"

"What are you making for dinner?" If there are pots out and I am obviously cooking something, that questions isn't that bad. If I am lying on the couch trying to recover from a long day with a two-year-old and there is no sign of dinner, your better question is, "What would you like me to make for dinner?" or "Where would you like take-out from?"

"Do you really need another ______?" Fill in the blank with whatever you think your woman has too much, make-up, clothes, pedicures, manicures, hair appointments... The answer is always, YES! Even if the boots I just bought look almost identical to the two other pairs of black boots in the closet already, there is obviously something different about them. You are just too much of a guy to understand the subtle differences. We feel we "need" these things. We feel we "deserve" these things. And, unless we are so broke that we will be evicted from our house, we will have these things.

"Nothing." By nothing, I don't mean the word "nothing". I mean you saying nothing at all. Not opening your mouth to speak. I know, you probably think as a guy that you can't get in trouble for saying the wrong thing if you don't say anything at all, but trust me. No response is a bad response.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Entering the Clomid Itch with a capital B phase

Fertility issues suck. So do the medications they use to treat them.

I posted on another blog about my difficulties getting pregnant with a second child. I have a son. He is almost two. I had no real problems conceiving him. It took like 3 months but that was it.

Trying for a second baby is proving to be much more difficult. I am currently on my third round of clomid--and 9 months into trying with no positive results.

Devestating, yes.

But even more devestating is the person I have become in this process.

Ask my husband. He will tell you.

Monday, June 23, 2008

My Strange Introduction...

Why is it that everytime I go to read whats going on at the Constance the First blog, I start singing in my head...

I'm Henery the Eighth I am!
Henery the Eighth I am, I am!
I got married to the widow next door,
She's been married seven times before.
Everyone was a Henery;
She wouldn't have a Willie or a Sam.
I'm her eighth old man named Henery,
I'm Henery the Eighth I am!

Must be the number thing. You know....Constance the First, Henery the Eighth...

Wonder if we can change it...

I'm Constance the 333rd & a 1/3 I am.
Constance the 333rd & a 1/3 I am, I am.
I got married to a man named Tim
Now I am stuck living with him.
Brade's our boy who's almost two
Trying to get knocked up once again
I'm a "legal dealer" (drugs for you?)
I'm Constance the 333rd & a 1/3 I am.