1. Did you know that being asked to try ravioli at dinner is akin to being asked to remove your fingernails one at a time? You didn’t? Because apparently, that’s the kind of torture we asked of our daughter tonight at dinner. FOR NINETY MINUTES. AND TWO (self-inflicted!) TIME-OUTS IN HER ROOM. (Not even kidding. She went upstairs to her bedroom on her own, sobbing and wailing the entire way.)
Well… now we know. She’s not a ravioli fan.
2. I somehow pulled my right groin muscle this weekend. Not entire sure how, since- because I’m 7 months pregnant- I wasn’t exactly doing aerobics or anything. I imagine that it happened while I was crouching down to help Maggie get dressed or when I bent down to pick something up from the floor. You know- SOMETHING STRENUOUS. So now I’m sitting here on the couch with a heating pad on my crotch. I’m so hawt.
3. The baby’s room is painted. DONE! My mom and Dan did it all on Sunday and it looks fantastic. At first I was nervous about the color (it’s kind of bright!) but now that the furniture is moved back in and breaks it up a bit, I really like it. No pictures yet- Dan still needs to put the curtain rods and curtains back up, the blinds, I have to wash the bedding, etc so it may be a couple of weeks. It’s a work in progress, but we’re definitely getting there!
4. Speaking of getting there: I’ve officially closed my business to new projects until 2011. I guess this means we’re having a baby or something? I still have a few rather large sites to wrap up in the next 2 months, but they’re getting very close!
5. Once she started eating Big People Food, Maggie became obsessed with peanut butter and jelly and she eats it nearly every single day for lunch. It’s good for her (because we get good whole wheat bread without all that crap in it, natural peanut butter, and no-sugar-added jelly with actual strawberries in it, yum!) and it fills her up and it’s easy! Thankfully, the daycare where Maggie has been going since she was 10 weeks old didn’t have a No Peanuts policy… until now. I didn’t get all the details (Dan picked Maggie up from school today) but apparently one of the kids had a severe reaction from ACROSS THE ROOM (gah!) to a peanut butter sandwich, completely out of nowhere. I can’t imagine how freaked out the daycare workers were (and the parents! I don’t even want to know what that phone call was like, holy crap.) Everyone is fine, thank goodness. But, bottom line now is, WHAT THE HECK is my kid gonna eat for lunch? Seriously. She already has mac ‘n cheese for every stinking dinner lately (see #1 above and what happens if we try to deviate from THAT plan) and pizza day is every Wednesday. And that’s basically all we can ever get her to eat. Sooo… I have no idea what I’ll be packing in her lunch come Friday.
6. We went to see some friends in Ohio over the weekend for their daughter’s birthday party (and sidenote: those friends just announced that they are MOVING TO PITTSBURGH!) and it was a fun day. Maggie had an especially good time, running around the yard and showing everyone her underpants.
I can’t figure out what cracks me up more in that picture: Maggie, or Dan’s expression.
(Also: I promise to pay for my kid’s therapy later in life for posting that picture on the internet.)