Wednesday, May 27, 2009

When laden with child, avoid stories like this:

Granted, I'm not a cat, but the fact that this little kitty was born with abnormalities, possibly due to something Mama Cat ingested while pregnant....
kind of alerts me.
Here's the short story:
A kitty in Chongqing, China, is getting some extra-special attention these days:
The furry feline has developed wings!
Though born looking completely normal, once the cat hit the age of 1, he began growing wing-shaped appendages on either side of his spine, the U.K.'s Daily Mail reports.
While some think the bony limbs may be a mutation of some kind
— or even a Siamese twin growing inside the cat —
others speculate it's a genetic change perhaps caused by chemicals ingested by the kitty's mother while she was pregnant- msnbc

Check out the flighty feline:

Maybe I should lay off the watermelon & tuna?

Friday, May 8, 2009

I'd like to thank all those who gave me strength (wipe happy tear now)

Did you know I won the 2009 Mother of the Year Award?

Neither did I until my friend Tiffany sent me this:

I have to admit, I'm a bit gullible.

No, I didn't really think that I, Mrs. Tatwood was the recipient,
but I thought it was a real one that won.

It's not true.

Hopefully you can catch on to that quicker than I did.

My favorite quote is at the end when the anchor-lady says:
"A new study confirms that pulling your hair back into a ponytail is not the same thing as taking a shower."
Send one to your fave moms.

Happy Mother's Day, Ladies!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

my 1 & only annoying pregnancy post

First & foremost, thanks to all the well-wishers out there!
I really appreciate your congratulations. Yes, it's exciting.
So I don't want to be the lady that whines for 9 months about harvesting
a human inside my uterus.
That's just not me.

In fact, I really enjoy pregnancy.
But in the throes of barf-hood, I have a few words to say.
Ever watch TLC?
Well there's this show called
I Didn't Know I was Pregnant
My response:
WHATEV! Talk to the hand. You're either a liar or an idiot.

If the "victims" on the show can honestly answer my following questions, then fine.
I'll believe them.

1- Did you not think it was odd that you dry-heaved every time you smelled ketchup or canned green beans for 3 months?

2- Wasn't it a bit odd that you cried at the gym on the elliptical while watching the soldier surprise his child at school on CNN?
3- Speaking of crying, weren't you surprised when you cried ALL NIGHT LONG after watching Marley & Me?

4- Wasn't it strange when your already born child got so bored of watching Curious George & SuperWhy that she got up off the couch , turned off the tv, and said, "Outside, please?"

And your response from the other end of the couch was,
"More George. Mommy's sleeping."
Wasn't that a bit out of the ordinary?

5- Didn't you wonder what was happening when you thought you looked svelt in your skinny jeans on Thursday, & then when you put them on on Friday, they wouldn't button?

6- Isn't it fascinating that your eyes tear up when you hear the dryer stop....b/c you know that means you have to actually move your body to fold & put away clothes?

7- Didn't your husband start to wonder why you were calling in a low, dry-heaving voice every evening around 5pm to see when he was coming home?

8- Didn't you all of a sudden observe that you stopped cooking.
Cold turkey. Just one day the cooking stopped.

In fact, the thought of even entering the kitchen....did that really not ever repulse you?

9- Wasn't it out of character for you to leap up off the couch & scream at the Harley rider down the street for revving his engine while you were trying to nap?

10- Do words & people's names usually escape you in normal life? If not, wasn't that cause for worry when you couldn't for the life of you remember a really good friend's last name until you woke up the next morning?

Not that I've experienced any of these things, but...
Really? For reals?
None of these things ever happened to you?

I just find it extremely hard to believe that someone's hormones can fluctuate at a speed faster than that of traveling light, & not be aware.