Shock and Ah!

Alright, there is some serious larger power playing a major role in our lives right now.  Want to know why?


I’m pregnant!

Holly Hell!  Do you notice the due date in photo…AUGUST! Yes that’s right friends, I am due August 22, 2013…Know what that means, I am already 22 weeks pregnant  and I only found out 4 days ago. OMG.  I must say, I am now very excited, although still quite shocked. I feel like I could be on that tv show “I didn’t know I was pregnant”, which for the record, I am sorry to all those women who I laughed at while watching thinking “they are insane, how could you not know!”

We had decided over a year ago that we were going to be the one family with one kid. We laughingly joke that Kiddo is like having two kids some of the time. And it took we quite some time to be completely happy about this choice.  Things change, instantly.

How did this happen and how could I not know!? Well, let’s see. First the “big” sign of thinking your preggers (aka your monthly visit) was there. Every month, like clock work, until this month.  I didn’t experience any morning sickness, which with kiddo I had everyday until she was born! I did gain a few pounds which was making me crazy, I didn’t know why. Oh and then there is the little fact that I was taking the pill. hello!

Now in hindsight  I can see a few signs, that had I not had my monthly visit, I would have thought something was up.  I was super tired in January. In my mind I thought I had just launched my little business Vintage Princess by ME in early December and then there was prepping for Christmas. So of course I would be tired and want to lounge around reading in the afternoon for an hour or two maybe even three. I have had a super sensitive nose, I can smell everything and anything. Didn’t really think anything of it, until now. That microscopic piece of broccoli left in the sink from dinner last night, I can smell it before I walk into the kitchen. And then there is my craving for cheese. I didn’t understand, why my vegan self wanted to eat cheese even though it stinks so bad. Now I get it and I had cheese yesterday, oh my it was delicious, stills smells but so tasty. I am sure there where other signs, but these are the three that come to mind, when I can think clearly.

The last few days have been an absolute whirlwind. Basically, Thursday I took a home test—OMG! Friday I went to the doctor (I convinced them to take me earlier than they would have normally) and when I heard “Oh honey you are much farther along than you think” I became a total “sailor” and swore at my doctor “There is no F*@*ing way!” “Your F*^@ing lying” I am sure there was more, I don’t remember. (Again Doc, I am really sorry).  I saw in the ultrasound a little baby, the head, the profile, arms, legs, everything. It was a total out of body experience. Then came the tears and hyperventilating… Happily the doctor said everything looks great and right on track for 22/23 weeks pregnant. By the time I left the doctors office I was feeling relieved that nothing I had been doing could have harmed the baby.  Very thankful for that!

I thought I gave Hubby a heart attack when I said “Well yes I’m pregnant  but I am already 22/23 weeks along! 4 months!!! We are having a baby.” There was complete silence for a minute or two on the other line, I kept repeating hubby’s name, finally he took a large breath and said “F*@#!”  Okay I didn’t kill him.

By Saturday morning, I was feeling giddy and still shocked and I started feeling the baby moving around in there. Wow, that was fast, I haven’t even processed any of this and the baby is moving and I can feel it. I wonder what I would have thought was going on if I didn’t know yet… I would be scared for sure.

It’s been a few more days now, all our family and friends know, and we are all excited. Kiddo can’t wait.  Hubby is still shocked but I think he is happy too.  I can honestly say I have heard “OMG,” “Are you F*@$ing kidding me” and “What!? I thought you guys were done” more than ever before.  I think about this little “stealthy baby” and giggle, I think it’s the shock…pretty sure it’s the shock.

The good news is, this pregnancy is going to fly by! We are already half way there. With in the week we will find out if it’s a boy or girl. He he…crazy.  And of course in classic “Murphy’s law” form we gave away the very last of the baby gear about a month ago.  I guess there is quite a bit of shopping, thrifting and projects to be done, bummer. LOL

Anyway, that’s our world of the moment.  Life is crazy that’s for sure. We will now be a family of four and I am very happy about that. We will make it work, we always do. Sorry Hubby, I know you don’t like that saying, but it’s true. Off to get some cheese, my vegan self is thinking that sounds pretty good right about now.signature



These stickers bring me back to being a kid, collecting stickers, trading them with friends, ah the memories.  Speaking of memories, I think I am loosing mine. I thought I was on it, blogging with some sort of consistency: weekly or at the very least every other week. But no, I started writing this morning, thinking on was on it… NO. It’s been over a month. Wow Molly, wow. I have been busy, but really….

On to the stickers!  It’s Spring Break here (amazing that pre-school has spring break right?) and we went to Sonoma County for Easter and Kiddo and I stayed with my mom, niece and nephew for a few extra days.  One of the things on our list of fun was to take a tour of Mrs. Grossman’s Sticker Factory.  I believe I was more excited than the kiddo.

stickersIf you are ever in Petaluma, this is a fun little tour to take. You do need to make reservations, it doesn’t cost much, and it’s worth it, especially if you ever loved stickers or your kiddos does or it’s raining or well you just should.

The tour is about an hour long, you get free stickers through out the tour, learn about how they make stickers (really it isn’t as easy as you would think), Mrs. Grossman’s is a leader in recycling waste, plus you get a packet of stickers to make a little project at the end of the tour and it’s a fun way to spend a little time.

I would love to show you more of how they make stickers, but because they also print wine labels we could not take photos through out the factory  which means you will just need to go and check it out for yourself.  But I can show you this:

stickers4There are rows and rows of rolls and rolls of stickers waiting to be packaged.

stickers6Walls of stickers from the past… I really do think at one time or another I owed almost all of these.

stickers3Some of the stickers we received during the tour, working on our project. Kiddo’s favorite part was “when we got all the stickers and made the project and it was a little stinky.” It’s true, it was a little stinky, they put a chemical into the ink so that it dries quickly, but it’s not that bad.

It was a fun day and now to get really for another fun weekend full of parties and friends. signature