Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tuesday Randomness

Welcome to my brain. It's a big mish-mash of thoughts today, so I thought I'd empty my head into this little blog. And while I'm at it, here's a random photo to go along with it. I snapped this high-quality mirror picture while in Flagstaff this past weekend while battling snow, ice and insane winds...but thankfully I packed for it. So grateful for that scarf right there- its warmth was my saving grace.

It's freezing up here! Jackets and scarves and boots =

- I want to have a million babies. Hank will cringe while reading this- he is in the two-will-compromise-at-three camp and I am in the eight or nine camp. Uh what? Totally kidding. But really, to me there is nothing better than being a Mom and I'd love to have a whole house full of wild little things. Three I think. Maybe four. Although perhaps we should start with two...

- I don't like peplum tops. Maybe my shoulders are too broad but they look ridiculous on me.

- I don't know how I was ever vegan. Today shredding cheese for Henry's lunch turned into eating cheese straight from the block and I think a little part of me died from happiness. I'm so obsessed with Gouda cheese and I can't imagine life without it.

- I constantly go through this weird thing with the internet, maybe everyday, where I feel like I share too much. Then I don't care. Then I feel like I should share even more in order to be 100% genuine. Then I kind of do, then I feel uncomfortable because it's strange to have so many people read what you write. And then I write something like this and feel totally boring because really, no one cares. Make sense? And on a side note, any and every time I write about blogging I tell myself not to do it again...but then I inevitably do. 

- I think about getting pregnant with a second baby all of the time. I'm so, so excited for this to happen but then I think about having another c-section and I have this strange fear of of that needle in my back. If I think about it too much I get the chills and feel like I'm going to throw up. Weird that the needle is scarier to me than the surgery but that's where my mind goes.

- Recently I've realized that I need certain simple things to make me feel my best. I have no idea why it took me this long to really get it, but whatever, at least I now know, right? Specifically, I need to get at least eight hours of sleep, drink water all day long, avoid sugar, do straight cardio a few times a week, and read more than I watch television. It's so interesting to look back on periods of my life when I felt out of whack physically, and I was always missing one of these components. It can be hard to be successful in every single area but the more I focus on it, the better I feel.

- I've been writing this post on what makes me truly happy after being inspired by The Happiness Project and it's seems like the most simple thing but it's SO eye opening. Hank and I had the longest discussion the other night about what makes us happy, both separately and together, and I think it was such a good "couples" thing to do. I've been with the guy for over eight years so it's kind of rare to learn something totally new, but I feel like they're the best little surprise gems ever and doing this I got a couple of them. Maybe I'll share more about this later.

- I find Calliou to be insanely annoying. This is a bold statement, but he just might be the most annoying kid's TV character to ever exist. Dora is a close second of course, but Calliou takes the cake, at least in my book! Not in Henry's though, the kid LOVES him!



55 comments:

  1. You hit DEAD ON with how I feel about sharing on the internet. A big part of me thinks it is so weird that we all share random and semi-pointless things. A part of me thinks I over share, and another part of me loves every bit of it. haha So glad I'm not alone! XO

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  2. I also have to sleep at least eight hours and drink water non-stop. We're sensitive!

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  3. I love your posts like these it really makes me feel like I know you a little bit more.

    I think it's adorable that you want to have a whole bunch of kiddos. Too sweet.
    I'm childless by choice and sometimes I think about how different my life would be if I did have children and sometimes, on rare occasions, a teeny tiny part of me wants that... and to have a ton of them just running around the house. Sometimes!

    Thanks for sharing all of your thoughts, Danielle.

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  4. Calliou is the whiniest little thing ever. My son likes him but I'm terrified of letting him watch that show in fear that he will become a whiner too!

    And I am 100% baby fever too. So bad that I cry I want another one so bad. My husband is pretty high on the fever too but Im always held a little back by the fear of going through certain parts of labor again. Actually, labor was great for me. It was AFTER having a 10lb baby that I'm scared for... :/

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  5. I feel the same way about the epidurals. The needle was the worst part of my birth process. I don’t find it weird at all, makes sense to me. :)
    P.S. Your outfit is adorable!

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  6. I loved this post. It seemed so real and down to earth.

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  7. Haha @ you hating Calliou. I remember suffering through episodes of it when my little sister was younger. Do not want.

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  8. I just laughed through every line :)

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  9. Good post :) I think that way about sharing on my blog too; it feels like too much or not enough. I was also terrified of another c-section, but now I'm headed for c-section #3 (baby #4) and it's not as scary.

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  10. I hate Calliou. Felt good to get that off my chest. Thanks.

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  11. I hate Calliou! Worst cartoon ever! I find my kid starts acting like him after he has seen an episode. So I avoid that show!

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  12. this was one fabulous post, my friend! loved the outfit - too cute - and your whole blogging thought process, totally been there, done that, and will probably go through it again. and i have hated caillou since my youngest sister was a toddler and used to watch it every.single.day. oh my goodness - i will never introduce him to my children. hehe.

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  13. I love this post! Random posts like this are some of my favorites. You never know what you're going to read next!

    And I'm right there with you concerning little bald-headed Caillou.

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  14. you're beautiful! and I second that, I love random posts like this. And Oh. My. Goodness. Caillou is really annoying! I'm glad I'm not the only mom who feels that way. haha! But all the kids love him, don't they?

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  15. This is a great random post! Although I can't empathize with your desire to have tons and tons of children, I loved the section about learning what simple things you need to stay balanced and happy. Every time I'm feeling bleh, my mom asks if I have done any writing recently. Usually the answer is no, which means it's time to get out the pen and paper! :)

    Also, cheese. Oh, cheese.

    http://viennawaitsblog.blogspot.com/

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  16. I had an emergency cesarean with my first and was thus terrified of the spinal for my second baby (scheduled cesarean) and it was nothing! Everything was easier for my second birth save for the catheter insertion. I think part of it is that I only started laboring during surgery prep, pure coincidence!


    I straight up hate Caillou.

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  17. The other day, my nephew said, "Caillou's head is round, like a octopus!" It was exceptionally cute, and very observant! Now when I see that bald head, I picture it with 8 arms around it.

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  18. "I constantly go through this weird thing with the internet, maybe everyday, where I feel like I share too much. Then I don't care. Then I feel like I should share even more in order to be 100% genuine. Then I kind of do, then I feel uncomfortable because it's strange to have so many people read what you write. And then I write something like this and feel totally boring because really, no one cares. Make sense? And on a side note, any and every time I write about blogging I tell myself not to do it again...but then I inevitably do. "

    Hysterical. And, exactly how most of us feel about online sharing, I think.

    As far as your fears re: another cesarean go, I don't know the specifics of your situation, but I do know that, in most cases, with a good midwife and doula, vaginal birth after c-section is totally achievable!

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  19. I love posts that are about nothing and everything. Just random thoughts. They are the best to read when looking back.

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  20. Are you trying for baby #2?! We've been trying for baby #1 fr 9 months now and hearing moms wanting number 2 makes me feel a lot better about the labor. Can't be TOO bad if you're willing to do it again!!!

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  21. My friend once called Caillou the most whiney tattletale and now that's all I see him as.
    Also, you're adorable!

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  22. Have you considered a VBAC? Something worth researching.

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  23. This is my favourite kind of post - loved it! :)

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  24. I had a c-section with my first baby and then went on to have 2 more children naturally (VBAC). So it may be worth talking to your doctor about that if you're worried about having another c-section.

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  25. In my 20s I wanted 12 children, when I hit 30 I thought 6 will do. Then in my 40s I tried for three years for baby number 2. You think I would be happy. I am very, yet I still have that little glimmer of hope for number 3. C section for number 2 was the worst feeling ever.

    http://iliska-dreams.blogspot.com.au/

    ps sometimes random posts are the best!

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  26. Great post! And your outfit is just lovely

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  27. My little sister used to watch Caillou, and she complains a lot, you know crying because she doesn't get enough attention, or because she took a small fall. My brother didn't watch it and he was the complete opposite, being very patient and happy all the time.
    Maybe it isn't Caillou's fault but he is whiney, and I think because Caillou got what he wanted when he cried, she assumed it would work for her too.
    Anyway, I hope Henry is not going to be influenced by the show :)

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  28. By the way I'm so sorry if I made any mistakes, my first language is french :/

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  29. first, i think i love you (in a non-creepy way but is that possible on the internet?).
    second, try for a vbac. you can do it!
    third, i have been contemplating deleting my blog. i get your weirdness about oversharing and protecting your child's privacy.

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  30. The needle scared me more too. I won't let my kid watch Caillou or Dora! :)

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  31. LOVE your boots! random list blogs are my favorite. I love reading your thoughts.

    ...and my little is only 5 months old and I think about another one CONSTANTLY, even though one is a handful enough:) I definitely understand the itch to have a million little babies running around after feeling how much meaning there is in life after having just one. If one brings so much happiness, imagine how much joy TWO would bring, or THREE! haha:)

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  32. Haha, I absolutely understand that thing about Caillou. He freaks me out!

    Don't think about that needle too much - think about Henry as a big brother! I'm sure he would be perfect!

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  33. Haha, I COMPLETELY agree about Caillou. I try to encourage my boys to watch absolutely anything else!

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  34. I have a few things to say about this:
    FIrst, agree, peplum tops = nope. No. No. I think it's because they're so much a, like, grown up lady thing. And I am so not a lady.
    Second. A million babies. Yes. But while I love pregnancy and birth (yes, I'm one of those jerks) I really don't like the ensuing year of fatness.
    Third. Keep writing your thoughts on blogging. I for one am totally interested.

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  35. First, I love that little fall outfit you're wearing in the post. Second, Calliou is definitely whiney! && the girl I nanny for absolutely LOVES HIM && is constantly asking to watch him. Third, I would also like to mother a million babies..and my boyfriend cringes at the thought of three. I asked him to compromise at four and I'm not sure where we currently stand. haha..sounds like you and hank :)

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  36. Just wanted to say, you're the best! Loved this post and love your blog!

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  37. Real quick: there is a kick-ass midwife in town (Paula Matthew) who has years and years of experience with VBAC births. I know many women who've had fabulously successful VBAC births with her help. It's definitely possible to have that second (or third, or fourth) kiddo without the needle in the back!

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  38. You look great! What kind of jeans are those? You always have cute jeans I have been trying to find great fitting jeans for YEARS!! So far I live in yoga pants! I have had 3 c secs and I cringed about the needle all 3 TIMES thats normal! I love your blog and I think what you share is perfect not to much not to little keep upo the great work!
    Katie

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  39. Ugh god, I seriously hate Caillou more than anything. Such an obnoxious show!

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  40. I am an only child, so I go back and forth between wanting only one kid and wanting a million. I'm turning 30 in 18 days, and no babies in sight yet, so I might be too late on the millions....

    Strive to Thrive,
    Nic
    www.Thriving-Wives.com

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  41. Oh I'm the same way with blogging haha don't worry you make complete sense to me! :P
    Also when it comes to pregnancy have you ever considered having a vbac? I also had a c-section and it's crossed my mind a few times. Although I don't plan on having #2 for a while lol.

    AND OMG!!! Thank you! I really can't stand Caillou. Worst kids show on the planet imo. I don't know what it is but I can't stand the show lol.

    Jazmyn @ Sugar Pink

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  42. Where did you get that oh-so-cute scarf? I'd love to pick one up for myself!

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  43. i LOVE your outfit! especially the scarf!
    and i here you on the subject of Caillou. he makes me angry.

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  44. love this post!! i love learning random things about people
    also, why is that you have to have another c-section?? are you not able to attempt a VBAC? (this might be a tad too personal.. i was just curious!)

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  45. We recently banned Caillou from our house. He is so naggy and has such a bad tude! I found my 3 yr old kinda talking like him afterwards. No more annoying Canadian for us!

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  46. Another c-section isn't necessary. You should look into a VBAC. :0)

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  47. Bravo!!!!! I find your honesty today absolutely refreshing :) We need more of this*

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  48. My parents always say: "People will talk whether you do your dance or you don't."

    So... I always opt to do it :)

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    1. What a lovely saying! I'm going to tell my boy that as he grows up. Thank you :)

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  49. My torso's too short for peplum tops; also, I already have hips so why would I need to slap on some fabric ones?

    The happiness conversation sounds interesting. I think my boyfriend's answer would include "not having this conversation", but I wonder if I could bring him round...?

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  50. Awesome post. Love the randomness and the honesty :)

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  51. The thing that scares me most with having baby number two is leaving baby one for the delivery and then being in the hospital for three days without him :( brings tears to my eyes every time

    I love your blog

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  52. I adore this post. Sometimes the random bits are my favorite things to read. I have so many thoughts but my phone is too dumb to allow me to type them all. So all I will say is I disagree on Caillou being most annoying character. He is awful but Sid the Science Kid is so much worse. He makes me want to throw things at my tv. And don't even get me started on his theme song.

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