June 26, 2012

Wordless{ish} Wednesday: Brush Yo Teef!

{Love this kid.}

The winner of the Across The Pond jewelry giveaway is Mallory from Mallory's Musings!! Thank you to everyone who entered, and if you weren't lucky enough to win, make your own luck! Go over to Megan's shop and get yourself something pretty. I'll be right there with you!

Another big thank you to everyone who has sent me sweet messages after this post. I am in a bit less pain today thanks to my beautiful sister who came and helped me out last night and this  morning while Ryan is at work. See Lily, sisters are the best, you won't be disappointed.

Ouchie Pockets

We've had this thing lately where Lily thinks it is a game to run away from us. Like, a really funny game that requires looking back at us and laughing maniacally. I can't tell you how many discussions she and I have had about not running away from Mommy, staying close, stopping when I say stop etc. Nothing seems to sink in. She says ok and that she understands, but inevitably does it again. Sometimes within seconds of said discussion. Even discipline like leaving the area and going home doesn't seem to deter it.

Well yesterday we were at the park and she took off once again. Now, she doesn't run into the street or anything, but I am nine months pregnant and can't move quickly enough to even just keep her in my sight for long. Therefore, standing still and calling her back is not an option. She gets too far too fast. The only way I have found to deal with it is to run the few steps to catch her before she gets very far. This time I had to run about 5 steps and on about step 3 I felt something pull or strain in my pelvis. By the time I caught her we both sort of tripped and fell to our knees. I was in a lot of pain and upset and a little scared at how quickly she could get away from me. I sat and held her in front of me trying to explain to her why she couldn't do it and I just started crying. She looked at me so worried and lost it. The poor kid was wiping my tears, she didn't understand why I was so upset and seeing me cry made her cry. It was the saddest thing.

We sat there and talked and cried. She hugged me and said ok Mama, sorry Mama. The rest of the day she listened, stayed close, and stopped when I asked her to. Maybe I finally got through.

 {Yes, that's what it looks like.}

The downside to all of this? I think I may have separated my pelvis. It took me 30 min to push the stroller home from the park, a walk that would normally take 10 at a leisurely pace. I can't say there weren't a few silent tears on the way, but at least my girl couldn't see those.

I've had a really hard time the past few weeks not being able to do everything that I would like to do with Lily. I have had a lot of hip pain, even prior to whatever I did yesterday, and it has made it hard for me to take her on longer walks and to the park. Even getting her in and out of the car is difficult. Don't even get me started on when she woke up crying from her nap the other day (mean molar I think). I picked her up to rock in the chair, she fell back asleep... and I was stuck. I literally could not get out of the chair while holding her little sleeping self. Luckily I had my phone with me or I would have been bored to tears because she continued to sleep for 4 more hours (it had been a rough night the night before). I wanted her to get some good sleep, but I finally had to wake her up so I could pee. Haha, oh my what we do for our kids. I know it is only a few more weeks of being so pregnant, but I also know a newborn will bring new challenges. I just have a hard time admitting that there are some things I simply cannot do right now. I'm like WAY pregnant.

Anyway, all of this is to say that ouch, I really hurt myself. Anyone out there have any experience with a separated pelvis?

June 24, 2012

Steppin Out Saturday: June 23, 2012

 * * * Today {Sunday} is the LAST day to enter this fabulous giveaway! Go enter, it is free and so so pretty! * * *

This Saturday we stepped out to Lily's cousins' second birthday party. What is cuter than 2 year old twins!?

 {Birthday parties are her element.}

 {We see slumber parties in their future.}

After we put Lily to bed I realized I had zero pictures with me in them, so I ran outside to catch the dying light with my trusty iPhone self-timer. Please excuse the iPhoneness of these pics.

 {Shirt and tank: H&M// Skirt: Target// Earrings: Nordstrom (gift). PS - I got my hair cut!! This happens maybe twice a year if I'm lucky. You might not be able to tell but I cut off like 4 inches! Ok baby girl, I'm ready for you to arrive. Also, hello 36 week belly! Whoa.}

Now I'm not kidding, go enter this giveaway.

June 21, 2012

My Week in iPhone Pics: I'm on a Boat

Our week...

{Love this city// Just after she turned to me and said "hey honey" and then I was dead// Healthy with a side of not so much}

{Flashback fathers' day// Happy clearance skirt// Marching}

{Giveaway!!// BFFs// Mini M&M shelf}

{Rough day at the office// Field goal kicker// Little pigs}

{What? I like pizza!// Agua Verde in my face// Fashionista}

{Special breakfast with my dad// Front cam hog// Up too early (when you gotta poop, you gotta poop)}

Every week is my favorite week. What fun stuff did you do? Also, find us on instagram: thecurlycues

PS: Fancy shmancy giveaway runs through Sunday evening!

life rearranged

young and restless

So, I'm There...

I have officially reached that special point in pregnancy where you are so visibly pregnant that strangers feel the need to shout things at you. Examples include, but are not limited to: "baby's coming!" and "having a baby soon!" literally shouted at me from several feet away by people I had no contact with before or after such exclamations. It is as if I am just so obviously pregnant that they feel awkward NOT saying something. Well, I am here to tell you that they are wrong. Not saying something would be infinitely less awkward.

I don't mind the friendly cashiers asking "when are you due?" "is this your first?" etc. etc. People are excited and curious and I like that. But no, awkward-possibly-drunk-guy, I was not aware that I was having a baby soon, thank you for that heads-up.

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In other news: Things that are making me happy this week...

My mom finding a FREE crib on craigslist (that isn't even sketchy, it is nice!)

 The sweet tiny person that lives in my house.

These FREE boots that I won!

 How great she is even though her teeth hurt.

Delicious smells and, of course, more Sally Hansen.

Linking up with Staphanie for Little Bits of Happiness:

Mrs Stephanie T

* * * ATTENTION: If you like pretty jewelry handcrafted by a former model/neuroscientist (I did not make that up),
come enter my very first giveaway! It is a good one, I promise. * * *

June 19, 2012

Wordless{ish} Wednesday: Nope, No Ice Cream Here

* * * ATTENTION: If you like pretty jewelry handcrafted by a former model/neuroscientist (I did not make that up),
come enter my very first giveaway! It is a good one, I promise. * * *


PS - For real, if you pass up a chance at free jewelry we can't be friends anymore.

June 18, 2012


Oh my goodness, I am so excited for my first giveaway ever because it is from one of my favorite people ever. Ever. Seriously, I am so lucky she agreed to do this with me because her shop is awesome and she doesn't do many giveaways. Meet Megan from Across the Pond. You are SO welcome. Megan is completely hilarious and amazing, I mean a former model turned neuroscientist with an adorable Irish boyfriend? Plus, she lives in Scotland, so yeah, lots of pretty going on. I have been following her blog for a long time now and when she started her jewelry shop I immediately knew I had to have this. Don't worry about it, I own it. Now one of YOU has a chance to win your choice of one thing from her shop! Here are a few pretties for you:

{Photo blatantly stolen from Megan's blog}

So here is what you can do if you want to win one of these fancy shmancy creations:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

June 15, 2012

My Week in iPhone Pics: Boo to You Stomach Flu!

{My sunshine girl// Celebrating 4 years, it looked soooo good// Stomach virus weekend}

{Making "spaghetti"// Just hangin// Stripey baby}

 {I won these, nbd// Flower from my girl// Tired chickpea}

 {Tiny hand-holding!//Almost 35 weeks//Mommy snuggles and Daddy naps}

Looking forward to a relaxing weekend that this time does not include a stomach virus. Happy fathers day to all the dads, grandads, step dads, and dads to be! I can't wait to celebrate the two most important men in my whole world!

**Don't forget to come back Monday, I will be hosting my first ever giveaway and it is so full of ALL THE PRETTIES!**

life rearranged

young and restless
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