Friday fluff

I don’t know what the weather is like where you are, but here in Madison it’s sit outside & eat/drink/be merry on a patio weather. But it’s also ice fishing on Lake Monona weather soooo… #Wiscoforlife

This spring-like weather made it nearly impossible to stay at my desk until 4:59 but I was fortunate to get out for a quick loop around the Capitol to break up the afternoon. 

A few random, sunny day thoughts to share today.

-A statement in one of my books about twins claims that the high rate of twin/multiple births in Nigeria is due to their diet staple: yams. Since I don’t really fall into any of these other increased probability of twins categories, I’ve decided that our two babes MUST be a result of my obsession with sweet potatoes. Technically speaking, yams in African regions are very different than those that we call sweet potatoes, but the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture considers them the same so I’m going with it.

“No, twins don’t run in our family, I just really love sweet potatoes.”





-Teen Witch is on Netflix. If you’ve never seen it, please watch it soon! It’s one of my all-time favorites. Hilariously, fantastically, cheesily 90s. I wanted to be Louise Miller for years. I just found this interview with Robyn Lively (aka THE Teen Witch, aka Blake Lively’s big sister) & it contains some of the best clips from the movie. TOP THAT!



-Speaking of Netflixish things, I was super productive last Saturday, which meant I was super desperate to do nothing last Sunday. I found Southern Charm OnDemand and obviously watched the entire first season. Oops? Mostly I blame Cameran for being so damn likeable but by the season finale I found myself even sort of loving the characters I initially hated. Bonus: Craig is pretty easy on the eyes.



-I’ve decided that I need to temporarily stop following Averie in an attempt to pass my upcoming gestational diabetes glucose test. I’m confident that at least one of these babies is going to favor Cookie Monster over any other Sesame Street character because I want to eat cookies all day, every day!!! And Averie has been absolutely killing me with her genius recipes lately. Chocolate Chip Cookie SkilletSamoas Cookie Pie!! Soft Batch Cream Cheese Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies!!! Make it stop!!!! But not really…



-If I could’ve had a real drink when I got home from work today, it totally would’ve been this Chambord Margarita. But since booze and babes don’t mix, we settled for an O’Douls with a little orange flavored sparkling water & a lime. Ahhhh…



Hope this Friday finds you smiling in the sunshine, wherever you may be!!





21 week update

Babies: Babies are supposedly the size of bananas this week. And since they were supposed to be the size of small cantaloupes last week, I’m guessing the banana size is in reference to their length. I’m more a fan of this baby size chart anyway but it doesn’t have a 21 week estimate.
How am I feeling? Overall, pretty good. I have my moments. Moments of exhaustion, moments of just not feeling like myself, and most recently, moments of wanting to cry about absolutely nothing. But in the grand scheme of things, I feel pretty great. I feel so lucky every single day, despite my constant fear, nervousness, and inability to believe that someday soon I will be a MOTHER TO TWINS. (!!!)
Happy or moody most of the time? I’d say happy for the most part, but like I said, I seem to have hit an emotional point in this journey over the weekend. I’m generally a very emotional person but up until this point it’s almost as if I’d been less emotional than normal. For instance, Justin’s grandmother passed away a few weeks ago. I’m normally a basket case at funerals but for some reason, I hardly shed a tear! This past weekend, however, I cried a few different times and once I started, I couldn’t stop. No apparent reason, and in my mind I knew the crying was totally irrational but I couldn’t do anything to stop it. The good news is the warm sunshine we experienced here today seems to have helped!
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Total weight gain: 
No clue. I get on the scale every four weeks at the doctor’s office and they never say a word about my weight. If they say something, then I’ll start to be concerned, but the way I see it is this is the one time in my life that I’m supposed to gain weight. I’m not using the “eating for three” excuse all the time but I eat when I’m hungry and I eat what I want and try to incorporate vegetables whenever I can. Bottom line is that there is way too much other stuff to worry about. Other stuff that’s way more important than a number on a scale. I’m having twins. I’m bound to get pretty large. And I’m probably not going to love the way I look. But growing humans trumps being skinny any day.
Maternity clothes? Yes, please. I went through my closet and dresser drawers over the weekend and pulled out all of my non-maternity clothing that either already doesn’t fit or seems as though it won’t for much longer. Currently those clothes are piled on the bed in our spare room, but I suppose I’ll get around to doing something with them soon. Maybe.
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I’ve purchased a few maternity pieces and have been loaned a few too. I’m mixing and matching pieces so as not to spend too much money on clothes that may not fit for long because it already seems like some maternity gear that fits me now may not fit towards the end of this pregnancy. Now that the weather is getting nicer I’m looking forward to wearing ALL  the maxi skirts ALL the time.
Sleep: Sleep has been okay, not great. I’ve always been a tummy sleeper, at least when falling asleep. And then at some point in the night, I usually flip over to my back. I normally sleep on my side from time to time too, but now that it’s recommended and suggested as the best for babies, I’m struggling with it. I usually have no problem falling asleep but I wake up with sore hips and want nothing more than to roll to my stomach. It’s been pretty customary for me to wake up between 2 and 3am the past few weeks. I’ve noticed that the babies tend to move around the most at this time but until today, it didn’t seem like they were actually waking me up. Today they had a big ol’ 21 week kickoff dance party, it would seem. Right around 4:30am. I kept trying to remind myself that I’ve been awake at that hour for far less exciting reasons.

Miss Anything? BEER!!


Cravings: Chips, cookies, pasta, potatoes, ice cream, candy, carbs/sugar in general.
Stretch marks? None so far, thank goodness. I am getting pretty veiny though. That’s weird. And I think I can already see my linea nigra darkening just a tad.
Belly button in or out? In. But it’s definitely becoming more flush with my belly and seeming like it’s only a matter of time before it’s more out than in.
Wedding ring on or off? On for now, but it’s getting harder to take off when I apply lotion. I’m definitely going to need to take it off for the duration sometime soon. I think that’s a good enough excuse to get a fun, temporary ring, right?
New Baby Items: I haven’t bought a thing. We’ve received a couple of handmade blankets, which I love, but I’ve resisted buying anything. It certainly helps to not know the sex. If I did know, I’d probably be buying totally unnecessary clothing items all the time!

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**I’ve decided to go into even more depth on these next few items since they have changed so much over the months and the experience seems worth mentioning if it helps someone else determine that the experience they’re going through may not be so strange after all.

Symptoms: Early on, I was exhausted all the time. I was getting 9-10 hours of sleep, yet felt drained all the time. The exhaustion led way to feeling constantly hungover. Hungover without any of the fun drinking. I felt like I could throw up all day long, but never actually did. That might seem like a good thing to some people, but without throwing up, you never get that sense of relief you get from actually vomiting. Brushing my teeth was absolute torture. I gagged and ran to the toilet nearly every time. On the very first day of my second trimester, I threw up for the first time. I threw up a couple of other times that same week but it was never anything too terrible. Headaches have been pretty persistent throughout my entire pregnancy. Like, debilitating, don’t-want-to-open-my-eyes, I-can-feel-my-heartbeat-pounding-in-my-head style headaches. Tylenol didn’t do a thing. Per my doctor’s recommendation, I’ve incorporated a serving of caffeine into my daily diet and this is currently helping to keep the headaches at bay. Yes, caffeine. Follow your own doctor’s advice, but mine believes that one to two servings of caffeine each day is perfectly fine. 200mg of caffeine seems to be the general recommended maximum so my goal is to keep it at 100mg or less and that works for me. Acid reflux settled in a month or so ago and it’s been a real bi-atch. I attempted to resolve this issue with Tums, Rolaids, and other chalky goodness (remember this random mention of Tums?) but when that didn’t work I had to bring in the big dogs in the form of Pepcid (again, okayed by my doctor) and I’m finally getting some relief. Thaaaaank goodness. Acid reflux is absolutely no joke. It woke me up in the middle of the night. It made me afraid to eat anything and everything, even though eliminating the “trigger foods” didn’t make things any better at all. I’ve also been dealing with congestion, which seems like a weird pregnancy symptom but apparently it’s a thing. And since I have no known allergies, nor have I ever really felt like I have any other cold/flu symptoms, I guess I have to attribute it to the swelling of the mucous membranes in my nose due to the high amounts of estrogen coursing through my body. What?! Pregnancy is so weird! I think that brings us current with my symptoms and while it seems like that was a long list of symptoms, they’ve all been pretty tolerable. Everyone keeps telling me that pregnancy symptoms and sickness are supposed to be so much worse with multiples but for the most part everything I’ve experience seems pretty minor in relation to all of the crazy things that are happening in my body.

Food Aversions: I’m able to eat just about anything now but it was rough going for awhile. Even just the thought of a cooked vegetable made me want vomit. Chicken turned my stomach. At one point I had to dump out an entire tub of Sabra Roasted Pine Nut Hummus after spitting out the carrot I had dipped it in because I simply could not stomach it. I replaced the lid on the container, put it in the refrigerator but swore that I could still smell it. I had to dump the entire container down the drain, gagging the whole time. This week I was finally able to get back on the hummus train. I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to handle the roasted pine nut again, which is a real shame because it used to be my favorite, but honestly just looking at the photo of it on the website makes me feel a little ishy. The smell of coffee was absolutely disgusting to me for awhile. Luckily my office mate drinks iced coffee, which doesn’t put off as much of a smell as hot coffee but I had to plug my nose whenever I walked past the Keurig at work. Lots of other foods grossed me out too but I can’t even recall most of them now.

Food Cravings: At first I craved everything I couldn’t have. RUNNY EGGS, lunch meat sandwiches, spicy tuna rolls, BEER. But I eventually got over that and moved on to wanting pretty much only white foods. Ramen noodles, potatoes in every form (fried, mashed, roasted, all preferably dipped in mayonnaise), cereal, lots of dairy. The desire for starchy, carby goodness hasn’t waned but I’m really excited about my ability and desire to eat vegetables again. I could probably eat cheesy potatoes with Brussels sprouts for dinner every night.

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ohhhh, we’re halfway therrre!

Honestly, we’re very likely more than halfway through this pregnancy but since 20 weeks is the usual halfway point, I’m going with it. Just a few of the thoughts running through my mind this week…

At our last ultrasound, which was at 19 weeks + 2 days, the tech said the babies each weighed 11 ounces. I’m giving this some extra thought because A.)This is the first time they’ve measured the same size and it seems kind of strange to me for some reason, and B.) Last week my BabyBump 19 week update told me that babies at this point are generally 8.5 ounces. Now, I know that’s just an estimate and every baby is different, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little concerned about the fact that I’m carrying TWO babies who are a few ounces over the normal weight for their “age”.

As we get closer to meeting our babies, I can’t help but wonder what they’re going to look like. Of course I also wonder about their gender, but that will remain a mystery until they’re born. I’m fairly confident that, taking after both mom and dad, our babies will have fair skin and light eyes.

Speaking of gender, I’m sticking with my hunch that Baby A is a girl and Baby B is a boy. Baby A clearly loves the camera, while Baby B refused to cooperate no matter how much coaxing we did.

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I’ve officially entered “can’t see my feet” territory. Sure, I can bend further and force myself to see them. But looking straight down? Nope. No feet.

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Last but certainly not least (mostly because I almost forgot to write about it), pregnancy brain is REAL. My memory is nearly non-existent, and my brain, it tries. It really tries. Tonight I found the cinnamon right where I put it away this morning. 

In the refrigerator.

 

what’s really #behindtheglow

I recently received Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel, free of charge, courtesy of Influenster. I was immediately drawn to the clear blue packaging, no doubt partially due to the fact that everyone I know is currently on some tropical vacation, staring at water of the same color, while I sit here in the midst of winter in Wisconsin, no vacation in sight.

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Unfortunately, the positives stopped at the packaging of this product for me. Ingredients include fragrance and other drying ingredients and that’s exactly what it did for me. Dried out my skin. To be fair, I generally moisturize my oily skin with straight up coconut oil (fight oil with oil!!) so it’s no surprise that this ingredient-filled product wouldn’t really do it for me. Regardless, I’m always happy to try a new product at no cost to me, and I’m always happy to share my unfiltered opinions here.

But since I didn’t love this product, let’s not focus on the negative…

A few days ago my dear husband caught me in my daily morning ritual of inspecting my ever-changing body in the mirror, pre-shower (every pregnant woman does this, right?!), rubbing my growing belly, and stated, “You like being pregnant, don’t you?

And at that very moment, it hit me. I totally do.

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It took me a while but I think I’ve finally found my pregnancy “groove”. For awhile there the only evidence of my pregnancy was the constant feeling of being hungover despite not having a drop of alcohol. Since November 9th. But who’s keeping track?? Then I went through the well, I think I look pregnant but other people probably just want to tell me to lay off the cookies (I WILL NOT!) phase. But then one day… BAM! I’m a pregnant woman, suddenly showing evidence of the two beings growing inside of me. And it’s such an indescribable feeling. One that makes me have a bit of a glow, no doubt. I can’t say that I’ve noticed that ever coveted visible glow that people speak of, but I feel glowy inside, that’s for sure.

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In addition to the simple idea of growing these babies, knowing that one day in the not-too-distant future they’ll be in my arms, there are a few other factors lending to my inner glow these days:

-my husband, who is far more observant than I ever realized. Case in point, the aforementioned noticing my affinity for being pregnant. Earlier this week at our 20-week ultrasound (a few days prior to the actual 20 week mark) he also noticed that the babies heartbeats looked slower than last time. He was exactly right. And I thought the ultrasound tech might give him a gold star for noticing. Not to worry, it’s perfectly normal for the heart rate to slow as the babies grow.

-friends and family, who continuously ask how “their” babies are doing. These babies are already loved so much and it warms my heart to know how many people care about them!

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**I have a lot of pregnant friends right now. Not all pictured here. And since this photo was taken about a month ago, one of the babies has even joined the outside world!**

-our ultrasound technician. This was my third ultrasound, but the first at the hospital where I’ll deliver. For insurance purposes, my first two were at my regular clinic, which has very minimal experience with multiples. I can’t tell you how much better it is to be seen by a true expert in the field. She and the doctor who read the ultrasound were both SO nice. They were super informative and both kept saying things like “oh, that’s beautiful!“, “gorgeous spine/heart/lungs“. It would seem we’ve created a couple of healthy babies, thanks goodness! Two babies means ultrasounds every four weeks  and they will be sooo much better with her than they were with the sorta-grumpy-not-very-informative tech we had before.

-the sunshine. It’s been a brutal couple of months, weather-wise, so this sudden burst of sunshine is really lending to my glowiness.

 What’s #behindtheglow for you these days?

details on the babes

Apologies in advance for all. of. the. words.

Telling people you’re expecting is pretty freaking cool. I have nothing to compare it to, but telling people we’re expecting TWINS is probably going to go down in history as the coolest news I’ll ever get to share with anyone. For that reason, we haven’t even made any sort of “official” Facebook or Instagram announcement. It’s way more fun telling people in person. So why am I talking about it here, you ask? Well, the majority of people I know “in real life” that read my blog, also already know we’re expecting. And the rest of the people that read my blog, aren’t people I’ll see or run into, maybe ever, so I see the blog as a place I can share my experiences and perhaps even offer some advice to someone else who finds themselves in a similar situation. I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve turned to Amber or Chelsey’s blogs when I want to read about a particular week/symptom/experience with twin pregnancies so by documenting my experience here, it provides just one more resource for a future M. O. M. (mom of multiples). :)

Of course with telling people comes along questions. Lots of questions. Some questions I don’t even know the answers to myself! There some questions people actually ask, and others that you can tell they want to ask, but don’t. So here you go, unfiltered answers to any questions you may have about how we found ourselves expecting two.

Do you have any twins in the family? The short answer here is yes. Justin’s first cousin has a set of fraternal twins. However, the twin gene comes from the mother’s side so those twins don’t count. I haven’t a single set of twins in my family. We did discover that my dad’s great great grandmother was a twin but that’s so far removed that it doesn’t seem likely that that really “counts” either.

and when you tell people you have no family history of twins, they automatically assume…

You must have had some sort of fertility treatment, right? Actually, no. We were lucky enough to conceive these two naturally and incredibly unexpectedly. No Clomid, no IVF, not even more than a few over-the-counter prenatal vitamins here and there. Just the good old fashioned way, I guess. But if your journey to multiples was different than ours, please stick around. No matter how you conceived multiples, it’s likely we’ll have a thing or two in common over the coming months and years.

Are they identical? It’s very likely that we have ourselves a pair of fraternal twins. They are in separate sacs, which means there is a very narrow window of opportunity where they could have started as one egg and split, but it’s highly unlikely.

Do you know the sex? While it’s still a bit early to find this out if we wanted, we’ve opted to stay in the dark about the sex of our babies. There are so few great surprises in life, and the way I see it is that other than paint colors and buying gender specific clothing, there is nothing you can do to prepare differently for boys vs. girls. Babies are babies. They have the same needs and wants. And we’ll be keeping them both, whether they are boys or girls or one of each, so honestly, it makes no difference.

When and how did you find out it was twins? I get this question a lot, but mostly from my fellow pregnant friends. As if they’re concerned that they could also be expecting twins and just not know it yet. We saw two strong heartbeats at 7 weeks on a Vscan. The scan was one week earlier than planned, as I had some questionable spotting on my birthday and they were able to get me in the very next day. I was feeling like absolute crap on my birthday, even missed the first half of the work day because I was so sick, then had spotting later in the night. Needless to say, it wasn’t my best birthday. The next day totally made up for it though!

Were you trying for long? This is such a funny question to ask a pregnant woman. Anyone that has been trying will tell you that even a month seems like a long time to try. Like, you spend your whole “adult” life trying to avoid getting pregnant and then when it doesn’t happen the very moment you start trying, you immediately think something is wrong with you/you’re never going to get pregnant/why is this so easy for people who aren’t trying?!? We started trying about a year ago. We got pregnant within a few months and I miscarried within two weeks of finding out we were expecting. I was about 6 weeks pregnant at the time, and while sad, I knew this was fairly common with first-time pregnancies and tried not to let it get the best of me. Shortly after, I started a new job and we decided to hold off for a couple of months in order to get me acclimated with my new job, wait for insurance to kick in, etc. I was completely honest with my new boss, even before she hired me, and told her that we planned to start a family as soon as possible and that I would no longer allow work to get in the way of my family goals. She hired me nonetheless so I didn’t see my new job as a reason to not try but I have to say that’s almost exactly what we were (unintentionally) doing when we got pregnant. I mean, we certainly weren’t doing anything to prevent pregnancy, but I had stopped paying attention to my ovulation and that sort of thing. I think it’s true what they say, the less pressure you put on yourself, the more relaxed you are, the more likely it is to happen.

How will you balance a full-time job and being a mother to twins? Honestly, I have no freaking clue. I am in for the experience of a lifetime, that’s for sure. As previously mentioned, my boss is pretty great when it come to this sort of thing. She is a mother of four and is willing to allow me a part-time schedule for a while if necessary. We’re incredibly lucky that my mom has offered to watch the babies twice a week, and I plan to go back to work at full-time, but only four days a week, which means we only need alternate day care two times a week. The last place I looked into charged $895 per month, per child. For TWO DAYS A WEEK. Friends, that’s $111.87 per day. Per child. Needless to say, we’re now seriously considering having someone care for the babies in our home.

How are you feeling? I feel okay, for the most part. Even pretty great some days. Again, I have nothing to compare it to but everyone tells me pregnancy sickness and symptoms are so much more severe with multiples. If that’s the case I’ll consider myself lucky because I’ve definitely had some pretty terrible days but nothing so bad that I can’t handle it. I plan to get a little further into the details of sickness and symptoms in upcoming posts.

How far along are you and when is your due date? I’m just shy of 18 weeks and while my official due date is July 21st, twins have a tendency to make their appearance much sooner than the 40 week mark so our doctor has told us to be ready as early as mid-June.

Are you concerned about being high risk and/or complications? Of course I am. Now that I’m one step closer to becoming a mom, it’s officially my job to worry about anything and everything. At this point my pregnancy is not considered high risk, it is considered “at risk”, which is the classification for every multiples pregnancy at the start. Of course my chances of becoming high risk are very, well, high. But based on my health prior to getting pregnant, my family history, and other various factors, my doctor says that he sees no reason for this to be anything other than a perfectly healthy pregnancy and as “normal” as a twin pregnancy can be. The type of twins I’m carrying – di di (dichorionic diamniotic) – tend to cause the fewest pregnancy complications out of any other twin “classification”. At my appointment last week, my doctor explained that my 16 week uterus was measuring along the lines of a singleton pregnancy at 20 weeks. This is perfectly healthy and normal with twins, but brings me to the other concern with twins. Women carrying multiples just get SO large. I’m concerned about not being able to do simple things like tie my shoes or bend down to hook Fielder up to his leash to go outside. Bed rest is something I don’t even want to think about and lucky for me, our doctor isn’t exactly pro bed rest, he uses it as a “prescription” as minimally as possible. I might, however, request a doctors note that says someone has to carry me up the three flights of stairs to my office in a couple of months. No elevator. Not cool.

Oh goodness. If you’re still reading, kudos to you. This is a loooong post. More to come another day!

Avocados. But not really.

Avocados are like the perfect food. Am I right? Smoothies. Salads. Mac and cheese. Grilled cheese. Sushi. I can’t think of many things that aren’t better with avocado than they are without.

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Mash some avocado on toast and you’ll wonder why you ever thought butter, cinnamon, and sugar was the best topping for toast. Sit down to a meal snack of chips and guacamole and literally forget all of your cares. Or maybe that’s only when tequila is involved too? Regardless, I hope we can agree that avocados are a true gift from whatever heaven it is you believe in.

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Today, however, I’m pretty excited about a couple of things that aren’t actually avocados but I’m told they’re about the size of avocados at this point so obviously I fell even deeper in love with them this week. It’s impossible for me not to love anything avocado related. It’s also impossible for me not to love anything baby related. And as it turns out, I’ve got some double love going on here because not only do I have one avocado-sized something to love, I’ve got TWO avocado-sized somethings to love. Of course I won’t actually be able to smother them with loving kisses until June or July but that doesn’t mean that my love for them doesn’t grow by the day, just as they grow and develop every day.

If you’re not picking up what I’m putting down here, the avocados I speak of are, in fact, TWINS. Of the baby variety. I’m rounding out week 16 of the absolute most surreal few months of my life and I can only imagine how surreal/exciting/amazing each month of my life shall be from this point on.

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These pictures are from our nine week ultrasound so the babes are obviously much bigger and more baby like these days. Unfortunately the thirteen week didn’t provide any decent photos so I’ll have to wait until the end of the month for photos from our twenty week “photo shoot.”

As you might expect, I’ll be back to talk about this topic at more length. In fact, I think I may have just found the “blog voice” I seem to be always searching for.

randomness on a sunday

If I’m being honest, my life is pretty boring these days. When I am up to something exciting, whipping out my phone to take photos just isn’t a priority. I’m perfectly happy with both of these facts, but I can’t say it makes for much potential blog material. Regardless, I let to get on here and write something, anything, every once in a while. And that’s when you get a post full of randomness from me.

1. We are snowed in at my parents house right now. I attended a friend’s baby shower here yesterday and the temptation of a real fire in the fireplace (we just have an electric fireplace at home) and homemade chicken & dumplings was just too much to resist so we opted to stay for awhile. Then the snow started. And has yet to stop. Plus it’s blowing and drifting like crazy. Many of the businesses here in town have opted to close for the day, for the safety of their employees and would-be patrons. This absolutely warms my heart as it is something that almost never happens in “the city”. Needless to say, it’s looking like we’ll be here for a bit.

2. About eleven years ago when I watched Felicity – in syndication, the entire series three times in a row – I was totally Team Bad Boy Ben. However, if Scott Foley had been the least bit like Jake Ballard, I may just have joined Team Noel. All this to say, I’m really glad Scandal is back from winter hiatus and even more happy that it came back the same night as the last episode of Parenthood. Ever. *sob* Also, I watched the movie Barefoot on Netflix last weekend and found that much like the other Scott, Speedman has aged quite nicely too. If these two were on the same show again, I would have a really hard time choosing a Scott. Especially since they both play the bad boy so well now.

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3. Whenever I buy Tums, I always get the mixed fruit kind. And whenever I eat Tums, I must always eat one of each flavor. One red, one orange, one yellow, one green. Or, from worst flavor to best flavor.

which leads me to my next random fact…

4. When it comes to eating fruity candies, I’m that weirdo that always prefers the citrusy flavors over the berry flavors. When all was right in the world and the green Skittle was still lime, my friend Christy used to pluck each green Skittle from the bag, reserve them in a Ziploc, then hand me a bag filled with lime Skittles every couple of months. If that’s not true friendship, I don’t know what is. I could not agree less with the meme below. P.S. I will never forgive you, Skittles. NEVER.

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5. Let’s continue to talk about eating. This is a subject in which I am well versed. I’ve never eaten a Big Mac. My hometown is so small we didn’t, and still don’t, have a McDonald’s. But we did have Culver’s and I’m quite fond of the ButterBurger. If you haven’t tried a ButterBurger, you haven’t lived.

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6. It’s Super Bowl Sunday. And since the Packers decided to just quit playing at the end of the third quarter of the playoff game, they aren’t in it this year, which means the entire state is pretty much bitter about the big game today. But I suppose I’ll watch at least some of it for the commercials. And maybe a little bit for the Katy Perry. However, when did she become a mean girl? I keep hearing rumblings of her bullying T. Swift? I mean, Taylor lends herself to being picked on at times, but the girl is so darn sweet she absolutely does not deserve to be picked on.

7. When I saw this picture my heart exploded. And then it melted. In fact, as I type this post and look at this photo again, my heart is in a big, melty, puddle on the floor beneath me. Like everything else he does, I just know JT is going to kill fatherhood. Smash it up, do it better than anyone else, and make every other dad feel inferior. Okay, maybe not, there are a lot of great dads out there. But honestly, these two seem like they are going to be the best parents. That’s one lucky baby in there!

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What’s up with you guys? Are you watching the game today? For the actual game or for the commercials and entertainment?