Saturday, January 28, 2012

Go random or go home

I think I'm a little late to the party but I was tagged by a lovely gal to share 11 random things about myself. As there's a lot of new followers out there, I thought this would be a great way to share more of myself. (Sorry, no bikini pictures!)

1.  I spent my entire pregnancy worried that I wouldn't know I was in labor and, as it turns out, I still don't know what labor feels like. The doctors decided to induce me at 39 weeks because they thought Miles was too small but we had some heart rate issues and I had a C-section.

2. I keep a pair of tweezers in my car so that I can pluck stray eyebrow hairs at stop lights. I find the visor mirror and natural light create the optimal environment for grooming.

3. I had a benign tumor in my foot when I was 13. When they did the biopsy, the doctors found a small piece of a toothpick.

4. I know there are built in undies but I always were undergarments with running shorts.

5. I have never been to Las Vegas and, to be honest, the idea of spending a trip gambling bores me to tears.

6. I have watched every episode of "Sex and the City" more times than I can count and I often find myself referencing the show at very random times. Also, I recognized the one chick from "Two Broke Girls" because of a guest appearance on SATC.

7. I hate winter. The cold temperatures, winter coats and snow.

8. But I kind of like shoveling snow. Maybe because I know it's a good workout?

9. I did not brush my hair before Body Pump this morning. I did, however, brush my teeth.

10. My BP pants were far too long and I spent the entire class (+Zumba) rolling them up. I really should hem them ... and I can. My grandma taught me how to sew when I was young, and I have made all sorts of things - dresses, skirts, curtains, pillow cases.

11. I went shopping this afternoon at Marshall's and picked up two dresses, a tank, a chiffon open cardigan thingy, an Asics short-sleeve running top and a pair of Steve Madden wedges - all for $50. Holla.

As part of this dealeyo, I'm supposed to answer some questions from Lisa.

1.  If you could change your first name, what name would you choose? Umm ... I have no idea. Maybe Stella.
2.  Do you have siblings?  If so, how many? One brother. Jim. Or Bubba. Or Van Halen.
3.  What's your favorite flavor of ice cream? All of them. More specifically, anything from Graeter's in Cincinnati. Still not good enough, pumpkin from Graeter's.
4.  Milk chocolate or dark chocolate? Milk
5.  What's your dream job? Working in the marketing department for a race group.
6.  Do you take compliments well? NO.
7.  What is your favorite physical attribute? My fingernail. The right pinky one.
8.  Which article of clothing do you own that always makes you feel beautiful? I always feel fantastic in a good pair of heels.
9.   Dogs or cats? Dogs
10. Have you broken any bones?  Which ones and how old were you? Nope
11. Absolute favorite vacation spot (or dream vacation spot)? Savannah, Georgia

I'm supposed to tag people but Miles is getting squirmy and I'm hoping I can shove some sweet potatoes down his throat.

And a random question for the moms out there, any tips on getting a little guy to eat solids? Miles could care less about cereal, fruit or veggies. He just wants formula, which is so awesome because it's so affordable. Not. Maybe I shouldn't have quit breast feeding ... ARG.


  1. Georgia is beautiful! Never been to Savannah but I have seen pics and heard how lovely it is!

  2. The rearview mirror is an excellent place to pluck your eyebrows. I find that I can always see way more hairs there than I can in the regular mirror.

    Despite living 4 hours from Savannah, I haven't been there in like ten years. Maybe Jason and I should vacation there for a long weekend. I'm not sure why I never thought of that.

  3. I've known you for 2.5 years and didn't know any of those things about you . . .
    let's talk today's pants - I didn't notice during either class that they were rolled up until you walked out the door to leave . . .and I seriously thought - cool idea!!!! And p.s. thanks for the teeth brushing prior to bp - great brushing choice :)

    No idea about feeding children, but I think you did the right thing about stopping breast feeding - so stop second guessing yourself!

    Had a great time with you today - see you tomorrow for prt 2.

    OHHH and no, I hadn't noticed how many NEW followers you had - holy cow - when last I looked it was like 240 - woo, people are figuring out what's good - your blog, of course!!!

  4. How did a toothpick wind up in a tumor in your foot? That's crazy!
    As for solids, maybe he's just not ready? The only thing you can really do is to keep offering and eventually he'll take it.

  5. Hanna started eating solids at about 8 months. She wouldn't do it until she was ready, and she is the same way right now. Keep trying, one day he will just start eating it! And paying for formula SUCKS!

  6. love that pic of you in the snow, so cute! Okay, so i'm not a mom but as a nanny for twins, I had to deal with TWO kiddos who didn't want to eat solids right away. Patience will be your best friend. I've heard various opinions about putting some cereal in their bottle (I'd ask your peds) but we just had to get them to eat a little at a time. As long as he's still drinking his fluids, try not to get discouraged, he'll eventually start eating it little by little. Then, once he gets into it, then the real fun begins bc his new fav game will be to spit it on you. That's when you'll say, "whyyy did I want him to eat solids?!"

  7. We're in the same anti-food boat here. We are finding that Henry just likes to feed himself, though he doesn't actually eat when he does it. We've been stuffing fruit into the mesh pacifier looking thingy and giving him rice rusks. I was worried for a while, but it seems they'll like food when they are good and ready. I laughed out loud about the toothpick!

  8. I have 3 kids. My kids really didn't like jar stuff. I had to make fresh stuff for them. Have you tried that? I used milk to thin it out. I breastfed longer with two, formula with one. There is no judgement...just what is right for your family.

  9. I have also seen every SAC episode several times. Love it! I reference it a lot... sometimes I get laughs, sometimes confused looks, and sometimes "Oh, I don't watch that show!" (I do live in the Bible belt.)

  10. Thanks for playing along, Kimberly! Loved your answers. Both you and Sara at Words To Run By like Graeter's ice cream--too bad we don't have that down here in Virginia. Sounds yummy! About solid food, I agree with the other moms. My three started eating them when they were ready, not a minute before. Good luck, and thanks again for sharing!

  11. I could not get my kiddo to eat the stuff from a jar to save my life. So I made my own. If your just starting out with solids, try mixing a little formula in it to thin it out and give it a famillar taste. Then slowly reduce the amout until your just feeding him solids.

    1. Oh and at first its just about exposing him to them. So don't sweat too much if he doesnt want to eat the whole thing. He will catch on soon enough.

  12. I, too, groom in the car. I keep a pair of tweezers in my glove compartment :)
    LOVE SATC...
    And seldom brush my hair or wash my face before my Sat morning Zumba...teeth always get brushed LOL (but don't tell anyone) haha

  13. I'm glad I'm not the only one struggling with solids! Ella wants nothing to do with purees. If she can't hold it in her hands and put it into her mouth, she will turn her head, arch her back, anything to get away from an incoming spoon. So we just keep trying.