Sunday, April 26, 2009

Holy Shit.

It's ICLW and I haven't updated since Thursday. I officially suck.

Okay, I really don't think I suck. But I sucked at updating daily.

Let's see.... What is there blogworthy to write about?


Thursday - we went out to dinner for Ella's birthday. She picked Red Lobster. For what you ask? "Because I love the macaroni and cheese" she says. Uh-huh. Mac and cheese. At Red Lobster. And what kind of mac-n-cheese do they make at Red Lobster? Yup. Kraft. The classic boxed noodles. So. Our pre-tip total? $97. For a bowl of $0.49 box of kraft macaroni and cheese. I ate a big giant fat lobster tail though. And lots of crab legs. Oh. And I got accidentally drunk on wine. What an awesome mom I am. Take my 5 year old, my 3 1/2 year old and 3 month old baby out to dinner and I get loaded.

Friday - Not much to say. I did go to the evil BRU to buy new bottles for Karl to take to daycare. I send them full of breastmilk, but I have only had small 4 oz bottles and he's drinking 6oz at a time now. And DAMN ... bottles are expensive. I bought Avent 9 oz bottles which cost $18.99 for two. I got 6 bottles all together and 3 sets of 3-6 month nipples. So what was the total there? $68.97 for siz bottles. The worst was I took out 9 perfectly good Avent bottles from Allison's daycare days and had to throw them out because I think it was before the bpa free days. Although Allison is perfectly okay having used them, I couldn't knowingly feed karl from them. LAME.

Vent - Fucking bottle companies and their nipples. I initially got Playtex VentAir for Karl because their nipples were very breast like, but they had too many parts to clean. I didn't realize they had a screw-off bottoms with a little rubber piece inside that. It's the "vent" part, but had I known how exactly it worked, I wouldn't of bought them to begin with. And due to these little holes at the bottom under the rubber piece, it leaked when you shook it. Stupid.

Avent's nipples have a vent thingy in the ring of the nipples themselves, so no other parts. BUT ... they have like 5 different nipples you have to buy - 0 month, 1-3 month, 3-6 month, and either a 6-9 and 9-12 month or just a 6-12 month. Regardless, it's lame. The salesgirl at BRU actually told me to just take a safety pin and poke a hole in the nipples at each milestone. Heh.

Saturday - I went out friday night and got to sleep at 3am, only to have karl wake at 330a and 630a and Tom went to work at 7am (sat hours is a new thing). I also had nightmare~ish sleep and never got REM so I was utterly worthless. I went down for a nap at 2pm and slept until 6p! Whoops. Anywho - nothing blogworthy.

Sunday (today) - Slept until 1030a (bless my awesome husband), took a shower and took the kids out to my parents house. Just got home a bit ago to a perfectly clean house and hubby making dinner. (seriously, how did I score such a man?).

Here is a picture of my dad and karl (karl is the one on the left) ...


areyoukiddingme said...

Awesome picture of Karl gnawing on Grandpa!

Sarah R said...

Ugh, we spent a small fortune on bottles trying different ones. Hubby knew about BPA back before it even became a story in the news, so he bought all these glass Evenflo bottles from Amazon (not available in stores here, at least then). I never ended up using the 8 oz. ones, and I'm saving all bottles just in case there is ever a #2. We liked the Playtex drop ins. I never tried the Avent ones, because at the time, the only ones available were the BPA-laced ones.

Anyway, cute pic of Karl and your dad. I am so glad you told us which one was Karl, otherwise we wouldn't have known. ;)

Beautiful Mess said...

lol @ Karl is on the left! We used Dr. Browns and they were a PAIN to clean. But having a cranky baby and a close to running away mommy wasn't worth not having them.

Kristin said...

Laughing hard at the idea of going to Red Lobster to eat Mac 'n Cheese.

Seriously? - Erin said...

Love the picture, he is so cute. I spent a bunch of money on bottles did the doc brown after the born free. I am glad you found ones you like though.

You aren't a bad mom getting loaded we were at the FD dinner and I was bummed I COULDN'T get loaded because DH had to go to work after the banquet.

Robin said...

My daughter would only ONLY take those stupid Ventair bottles. They were a giant pain in the ass to wash! My next kid, if there is one, won't even know that those suckers exist.

Charlotte Heaven said...

LMAO about red lobster...really about the accidental buzz you got. Been there...done that, too. Whoops, lol.

the mol said...

My son got his breastmilk in Medela bottles and usually didn't take more than the 4 or 5 oz at a time--and he never went past slow flow either.

He had no issues with nipple confusion--he clearly preferred Mom.

And Grandpa's are fun!

Jen said...

I HATE how Avent bottles always come with the 1 month nipple. You think they could sell at least a few with the bigger sizes. Grrrr.

Krista said...

I actually have new in the box avent bottles that I need to toss because they were indeed chock full of BPA. I used newborn nipples for 11 months though. I did replace them, but my NP told me breastfed babies usually do just fine with newborn nipples and it keeps them willing to work harder for the food. Can't say if it is true, but that is what she said.

Birdee said...

LMAO! They do have an uncanny resemblance.