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I'm a little bummed that the Patriots lost. I don't actually care for football, but Steve is a big Pats fan, and I was really hoping they'd make it to 19-0. Ah well, life goes on. We had Steve's friend Donovann and his wife over, as well as my brother. It was a nice, small gathering, but Donovann is super loud, louder than Steve, so Owen got spooked a few times.

Speaking of Owen, little man has been cranky the past couple of days. I don't know what's going on with him. His teeth have come through, so I don't think that's it, and he isn't sick or feverish or anything. Maybe he's just having a few bad days. I hope gets past them soon though, because my patience is wearing a little thin.

Last week, at one of the moms group meetups, we went to South Coast Plaza, which is a higher-end mall (Saks, Nordies, and Bloomingdales, but they also have a Sears) to have lunch and walk around. A group of 5 or so of us decided to walk into the Jimmy Choo store with our babies and strollers, and oh my God, it was hilarious. The salesmen just stared at us with these scared smiles on their faces. It was priceless.

One of the girls in my moms group has some artistic talent, and showed me some dinosaurs that she painted onto canvas. Since my bedding set doesn't come with any wall hangings or anything, I'm thinking of commissioning her to paint some for me, based on the dinosaurs in the pattern. I think they would be really cute, but I don't know how much I should offer her for them. I guess I'm getting a little ahead of myself because I don't even know if she'd do it.
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Goodness, I haven't been around much this week, sorry! Nothing really new or exciting is going on; I just feel like I don't have a lot of time for posting. I usually only get on the computer in the morning while Owen is rolling around on his playmat, and then in the evening after he goes to bed. But this week has been different for some reason. Last night, my dad was here after Steve and my brother's hockey game, because they went out to a bar to have a little team get together.

Owen is being a little pill right now, but I can't blame the kid. He's working on 3 teeth right now. Last week, he just had the one coming through, but two more have decided to join him over the past few days. He went to bed late last night because of the hockey game, at around 9:30, then woke up again at 10:30. After that, he slept straight through until 7 this morning, hooray! However, it's hard enough to get up with him at 8:30 (I know, I'm lucky), so this morning was a little rough. I put him in his swing, put on Baby Einstein, and took a nap on the couch.

Owen is crying for me right now, so I'd better wrap this up. I've gone to two moms' meetups for one group, and I really like them so far. I have my first meeting with the other one today, the one that stood me up. We're going to the Discovery Science Center, so that should be fun.


Jan. 24th, 2008 08:15 pm
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Today, Owen and I went to my first moms group meeting with [livejournal.com profile] rancid13, and I had a blast! I almost feel silly for being so worried about it. These women were all so nice and welcoming; I had imagined more snobbery and high school involved. I was so happy to be wrong. Owen was very well-behaved, and everyone's babies were adorable. We stopped at Old Navy, and I scored 4 shirts for a whopping $8!

Owen's top tooth finally broke through, and the poor little guy is miserable. He went to sleep before 8 tonight, which is pretty rare. One of the moms at the group said that she gives her kid a pacifier whenever he's teething, so I decided to try that with Owen, and to my surprise, he took it! I hope that offers him some relief. I gave him Tylenol right before bed too, so hopefully that will help him too.
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* I recently joined 2 moms groups, and have been nervous about going since I'm so shy. I finally decided to do it today, and when I showed up, no one was there! Granted, I was about 15 minutes late, but I would have to think they still would've been there. It was about an hour roundtrip of driving. That sucked.

* I picked Steve up for lunch today on the way back from said failed meetup. When we came home, Steve's dad was in our house. He's working on building shelves in the garage, and had come in to use the bathroom, but it was a little freaky having someone in our house.

* Owen cut his finger today on our tape measure. We're in the market for a new couch, so we were measuring the room, and Owen grabbed onto the tape measure. He played with it for a minute, and when I took it away from him, I noticed his finger was bleeding. It didn't bother him any, so I just washed it and Steve put a giant bandaid on it.

* I put another bandaid on Owen's finger because he bled through the first one, and he almost swallowed it! We were at the furniture store, and Steve grabbed it just in time.

* We really want to get a sectional couch, but we don't really have the room because our living room isn't wide enough. We went to a furniture store and saw this:

Isn't that funky? It's totally weird, but we love it. We're currently trying to figure out if it will work in our house.

* That's totally weird about Heath Ledger. I wasn't particularly a fan or anything, but he's not one of the ones I'd peg to die young.

* Kellie Pickler was on Ellen today. They played a clip of her on "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" and good Lord, was she an idiot. I'm not trying to act like I'm a genius or anything, but it is generally known that Europe is a continent, not a country. Yikes.
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I'm happy to say that I've already finished Confessions of a Shopaholic, go me :D! I thought it was a really cute book. The letters from the banks and credit cards were so funny, and I was seriously laughing out loud at the one from the Bank of Helsinki. Good stuff. I found myself getting really annoyed with her when she just kept piling on the lies; invested much?

In other news, my Billy Joel tickets have been printed, woo hoo :D!

Owen is sitting in his Jumperoo right now, eating the little bug that's attached to it. He doesn't know how to properly jump in the thing. I've never bothered to try doing it for him, but I did it just now, and he was cracking up! Now he just needs to figure out how to do it himself, rather than hopping from foot to foot.
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* I went to the library today and got 4 books. I've apparently set a lofty goal for myself, to finish 4 books by the end of January. I got Confessions of a Shopaholic, Night Swimming, How to Be Cool, and The Last Boy. Anyone have any comments about any of the last three books I listed? They just jumped out at me, and I'm hoping they're good. I started Confessions of a Shopaholic already. I'm about 60 pages in and love it so far.

* Mr. Owen is asleep already and it's only 8:20. He went down at about 7:45, which is uncharacteristically early for him. Looks like Steve will be joining him soon. Poor guy has been putting in a ton of hours at work this week.

* Saturday night is Blue Man Group, woo hoo! I'm very excited, but also a little apprehensive, as it will be our first baby-free evening since Owen was born. Yeah, just a little late ;). I'm sure he'll be fine, but he's used to being nursed to bed, so I won't be surprised if he's still awake when we get home.

* I'm proud that I've been eating a little healthier lately. Even though I'm still having fast food, I've been getting chicken soft tacos at Taco Bell, which are nothing but chicken, lettuce, and cheese. No sauce or anything. I've been cooking more, and adding more fruit to my diet. Yay me!

* I was interested in joining a mom's group that I read about in Parents magazine, and I have yet to attend a meeting or other event. You guys probably wouldn't know this about me, including those of you who know me in person, but I'm very shy, and don't do well in social settings. Plus, I'm afraid this group will be so high school and clique-y. I know I'll never know unless I go, and I seriously don't know what I'm so afraid of. Bah.
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Owen is a month old today! I had my 4-week postpartum appointment and everything looks good, yay! But I'm definitely not in any hurry to have sex again.


Apr. 26th, 2007 05:30 pm
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Next Wednesday is my first baby shower, hosted by Steve's work. One of the girls can't make it, so she sent this little outfit home with Steve today. How cute is this?!

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Last night, Steve asked if he could go play in a poker tournament at the casino down the street. Since he hasn't played in 4 months, I decided to be nice and "let" him go. It was only $55 and he brought an additional $40 for rebuys, which wasn't too bad.

Every few hours, he checked in with me to let me know how he was doing in the tournament. It got later and later, and he was still in it, so he asked if I would be interested in going over and watching him if he made it to the final table. I said sure, not thinking he would actually make it that far, since the tournament started out with 105 people.

I got a call at midnight from him, telling me that he had made it to the final table, so I headed down there. By the time I got there, there were 9 guys left at the table. This was the point in the game where the guys were getting into the decent payouts, so it was slightly exciting. A couple of people got knocked out, and then they were down to seven.

Steve had the short stack (the least amount of chips at the table), so when his turn came up, he went all in without even looking at his cards. At that point, he had to because he wouldn't have had enough to play another round. He got up from the table, came over to me and rubbed my belly for good luck, and went back to the table. He then flipped over a pair of queens against a guy's ace-seven! Luckily for him, nothing came up on the community cards to help the other guy out, so he won that hand, doubling his chips!

He ended up lasting a few more hands, and was the 5th person left when he was eliminated. But, making it that far won him $760! Not bad for a $95 buy-in!
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I haven't picked out an outfit for Owen to come home in yet, and truth be told, I have no idea what I should put him in. Do I buy a special outfit to be used for the sole purpose of coming home? Do I just put him in pajamas? Here are some of my ideas.

Homecoming )
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I've uploaded a video of Owen kicking around for you all to enjoy! For those of you who may think it's gross, I've put it behind a cut. Please ignore the music in the background. I'm not a fan of Rod Stewart; I was listening to "90's on 9" on my DirecTV XM satellite radio. He starts kicking in the very very beginning, and then about 9 seconds in.

Yep, I poke him )


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