2.21.2007

what to do...


When you have a leaky baby and no changing station? Paper towels! Ok, so we recently had a little scare, thinking that we might be pregnant. But we're not. I repeat, we are NOT pregnant. It would have been a humongous surprise, to say the least! Anyway, in celebration (not saying I wouldn't have been happy, after I got over the shock) of not being preggers, we went and got some Chinese Food. You see, we also decided that we would break our diet and renew ourselves tomorrow.

Since we weren't, and aren't, planning on trying for kids for a few more months, I'm hoping to whip my butt into shape before that day comes, so that I have some good habits formed to continue during pregnancy. If I had been pregnant, one of the reasons it would have been hard at first is because I don't feel healthy or ready, and I couldn't really start up a health regimen. But now I have a few months to prepare, which will allow me to be more healthy for myself, my current baby, my husband and my future (and unconceived) baby... that was why we were celebrating. For that reason and that we yet have no idea as to how we will be able to afford another one... that also requires some more planning, financially speaking.

Anyway, so on with the story regarding the picture! We drove around forever, trying to find some sort of buffet, but to no avail. There are countless sushi bars here, but not very many fatty joints. Also lacking in this town/state - changing stations. Oh sure, there are a slew of them in Rexburg, all of Utah and Mesa, but not here. So I ended up putting Will on the floor of Taco Bell's bathroom (it was quite a bit cleaner than the other alternative). I laid out paper towels and rested his head on my diaper bag. He had already soaked through his clothes... but just you wait, it gets worse and/or more entertaining. The bathroom was equipped with light sensors, so in the middle of changing him, the lights go out. Will starts freaking, so I stand up to wave at the sensor and by doing so turn on the hand dryer. This happens a couple of times, with the finale of throwing the diaper away, only to make the metal receptacle clash simultaneously with the lights going off and the dryer turning on. You can imagine Will's reaction(s). I didn't put his pants back on, and since his onesie was more than damp, and we had yet to eat dinner, I stuffed his onesie with some paper towels to help soak up the wetness. Oh the joys of motherhood, and paper towels (love them)!

PS- I hate this picture of me... I hate my chin (long) and my jaw (crooked). But it's a good shot of Will's trashiness and you get a glimpse of my beloved head-band tie thingy. I'll be sure to get a better pic of it later, although I do not promise to get a better photo of me *sigh*

12 comments:

  1. great picture of both of you. Part of being a mom is accepting that you no longer are the main focus in the pictures, you are just background noise to the babies!

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  2. Well said D! Thanks for the friendly reminder :) And just a little FYI, for some Snow appreciation, Brad thought Will was looking pretty white-trash, and I thought of Cameron's similarly labeled and frequent duds! Haha!

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  3. It's a great picture of both of you. I've found that with motherhood, there's a lot of pictures taken that you won't like of yourself, but love of your kids. I love the creativity w/ Will. We've had to do that once or twice. LOL

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  4. OH MY GOODNESS. That is utterly HYSTERICAL!!!! Thanks for the morning laugh!

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  5. Anonymous7:41 AM

    We have found that the trunk of our car is a great place to change diapers when there seems to be no other place. We should start a movement to help make California more family friendly.

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  6. Haha, I LOVE this story, it is so classic of being a mom. Great job on keeping it together and getting it done with grace. As for the picture, I think it looks great but I feel your pain, I never am on the picture side of the camera unless I am in my PJ's. I swear, posterity is going to think I never got dressed.

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  7. You look lovely! (Kind of a Jennifer Aniston or Reese Witherspoon chin-look going on.)
    This is just one of countless diaper changing stories you will have to share. It makes you wonder what we would all talk about if we didn't have children--books, music, politics?????
    Sheesh!

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  8. Cracking up that you treated yourself for not being pregnant. We'll cross our fingers that pregnancy number 2 is better than pregnancy number 1!

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  9. That's hilarious!! We had a similar experience with Abs a few months ago and made her go in the buff, plus a diaper, to Souper Salad.

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  10. P.S. - Chin schmin. You're beautiful.

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  11. Will looks like he's getting big (not like I ever saw him small, though)

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  12. I love the diaper story! And I saw the knit head I'm going to try to find a pattern like it! Anytime you want a knitting lesson, give me a call and I'll do my best to help you out!

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