Stroller Storage

On February 24, 2008, in Things I want, by Wendy

We’re hoping to move into a larger apartment in our building at some point this year. In the meantime, we’re going to make due with the space in our current place. We love our apartment and it’s been perfect for two people, but it’s going to be a bit cramped when Peanut arrives along with all the accoutrement that we’ll need.

I found this brilliant storage hook for strollers:

Stroll Away

We’ll definitely need one of these.


When jammed, don’t panic.

On February 22, 2008, in Miscellany, by Wendy

One of the totally awesome hand-me-downs we received recently is a Baby Bjorn. I brought it home last night and had Mitch try it on. Once I got him suited up, I asked him if I could put the cat in it, but he said no. He’s no fun!

He started to feel around the carrier, and then asked me: Where’s the emergency release?

Sorry, sweetie, it doesn’t work that way.


I hope it’s not covered in lead paint.

On February 18, 2008, in Things I want, by Wendy

We received some pretty awesome hand-me-downs lately, so I decided to splurge on something totally impractical. I bought this for Peanut today:

Silver Speedster

I’ve been drooling over it for months. I noticed it was on sale at babystyle, plus I found an online coupon that gave me another $10 off and shipping was only $5. I just couldn’t pass it up!


Back to basics.

On February 16, 2008, in Things I want, by Wendy

With all the issues related to plastic use these days, I’d like to try to avoid using anything made of plastic–food/drink containers, toys, etc. It’s just so hard to find food items packaged in glass these days. I think the last time I saw a glass jar of mayonnaise was in 1998. Although I haven’t bought any yet, I also see that baby food is no longer packaged in jars, but in plastic containers. Bummer.

Well, I won’t have to worry about that for a while since I’ll be breast feeding. Because I’ll be going back to work, we’ll still need to use bottles to feed Peanut since Mitch’s milking system is offline. I found these great looking glass bottles at gobabylife:

Wee Go Bottles

I’d also like to get these stainless steel sippy cups by Kid Basix:


26 weeks.

On February 16, 2008, in Pregnancy, by Wendy

We haven’t been very good about documenting my belly growth progress, but we finally remembered to take a photo the other day.

26 Weeks.


I got the sugar.

On February 15, 2008, in Pregnancy, by Wendy

I took my gestational diabetes test yesterday. When I got the results today, I wasn’t surprised. I failed miserably.

To take the test, I first had to drink some nasty tasting orange liquid. It was so sweet that I thought it was going to rot the teeth right out of my mouth. Within 15-20 minutes of drinking that stuff, I felt lousy. I wasn’t sure if I was going to throw up or fall asleep or both. I mentioned to the doctor that I felt fine before drinking that stuff. She said it wasn’t a good sign.

So, what does that mean now? My preliminary research says that I need to change my diet and exercise more. It’s pretty common in older moms-to-be, and in most cases (97-98%), the blood sugar abnormalities disappear after pregnancy. I’m scheduled to see a Diabetes Dietitian on Wednesday morning.


Let the cravings begin.

On February 12, 2008, in Pregnancy, by Wendy

Lots of people have asked if I’ve been having any weird cravings since I got pregnant. I answered that some of my favorite foods have been less appealing-the smell, taste or texture totally turned me off. When I was suffering from morning sickness, I ate really bland stuff. Applesauce and raisin bran were the only things I ate early on. Not because I craved them, but because they didn’t make me sick.

I haven’t any food cravings at all. That is, until today. Wow, it is overwhelming to be so singlemindedly focused. And, I seem to be highly suggestible. Last night, Mitch mentioned liking Peanut M&Ms. Today, I HAD to have them. I didn’t even offer to share with people sitting near me. I practically inhaled the entire bag. I didn’t think of it as a craving though. Just thought, well, Peanut M&Ms. They are pretty awesome.

Tonight, I’m lying in bed watching Knocked Up and someone mentioned chocolate milk somewhere in the movie. I don’t even recall the context, but that set me off. I laid there for an hour thinking about chocolate milk and how that sounded like a such great idea. I couldn’t suppress the urge any longer, so I got out of bed and made what I thought was going to be the most awesome glass of chocolate milk ever. Major disappointment. My Nestle Quik mix didn’t dissolve in the milk very well, and it tasted kind of funny. I checked the date on the box and it said best if used by Aug 2001. Ugh.

It’s late and it’s kind of cold and Mitch is sound asleep. What am I going to do!? If Mitch hadn’t just recently recovered from the flu, I would have woken him up and sent him to SuperFoodAndLiquorWorld to get me chocolate milk. I just didn’t want to get dressed and go outside, but I was starting to panic at the thought of not having chocolate milk.

What to do? What to do?

I tiptoed across the hall and gently knocked on the neighbor’s door. She heard it, and answered. I pleaded with her to give me some chocolatey powder goodness to put in my ice cold milk or I was going to just lay down and die right there on her kitchen floor. She laughed and gave me what she had and even offered strawberry. I thanked her and said no, the chocolate will do. I grabbed the canister and ran home.

Mmm…milky chocolatey perfection.

My neighbor, Shelly, she is a saint.

Now that I’m thinking about the strawberry again, I realize I should have taken that too. Shelly, please forgive me if I’m knocking on your door at 3:00 a.m. looking for strawberry flavored powdery goodness. Maybe I’ll just use your spare key and raid your kitchen in the middle of the night. :-)