The Weekly Bar-B-Q

Well, I didn’t end up boiling the bottles and pacifiers that last night I blogged. I think I finished with laundry that night, then washed the rest of the dishes, and then Mario finally woke up and actually helped me clean up Alaethia’s room. We re-organized her little toy drawers with the proper toys and it took us much less time than if I’d tried to do it on my own. While I was sitting on the floor with Alaethia we played with her My First Dollhouse for a while and then she got bored, put her toys away and started playing with her baby and stroller. It’s so cute; she walks around with her Cinderella cell phone in her hand while pushing her baby (who actually sucks on a pacifier). I can’t wait till Emily’s big enough to walk around and watch them play together *sqee!*.

Alaethia, once again, didn’t start nodding off till almost 2am, so needless to say, she endured much poking and prodding in the morning and didn’t budge an inch. I boiled all the bottles (which all fit perfectly on the spinning drying rack) I tried going to sleep but I was hot so I kept tossing and turning, and then John came over quickly followed by mother. Oh well.

John and I’d opened up the playpen to test it out yesterday…and I hated it. We couldn’t close the darn thing back up if our lives depended on it. The pad was awful, too; it had 2 inch gaps between each padded part, where it folds. I asked Mario to help me fold it back up at night and not even he could do it. So yesterday afternoon, John and I struggled with it until the damn thing let us fold it back up and took it back to Target. I don’t even think I’m going to bother getting another one. The only reason I’d want to get one would be for Mary’s house, but then again we have the monitors and can just set those up when we have get-togethers and stuff.

I wanted to go to a thrift store, but John didn’t want to. He said I’d tricked him into walking around with me to induce labor, just like the day before LOL. So we just went straight to Walmart, where Mom asked me to pick up 3 more skeins of yarn and some bread for her, and I needed a few things, like detergent, TP, and milk. I seriously can’t wait till they open up the Walmart in Peñitas…it’ll be so much closer!

We got home and I unloaded everything. John was walking around the kitchen, eating whatever he could find and said he’d wait for me to start on the banana bread I’d asked him to remind me to make. I figured it was a good day, since the bananas probably wouldn’t last another and Mario was going to bar-b-q outside anyway, so I didn’t have to worry about dinner. Maggie, Jorge and the kids were going to come over that evening, so it would be a nice dessert.

I got everything started as the guys (Mario, Jorge and Adan) were getting here. The bread would take approximately an hour to bake, so I joined them outside. I laughed at their jokes and Jorge filled me in on some family drama that’s going on. It’s crazy.

My Mom and dad-in-law were out there and so were the kids for a while. Well, Jaylen was, anyway. Eenan was inside entertaining himself with his tons of Legos. Jaylen was outside being a boy, asking Mario to wrestle with him every 5 minutes LOL.

Aide and Belle got here and much later Maggie and the boys and then Jason, Mirella and Brianna. They’d brought food, too, from Golden Chick, but I only got a bite and waited for the wings the guys were making. Once we ate, I brought out a loaf of the banana bread. Almost the whole pan was gone by the end of the night (I was surprised the other pan made it!).

The guys got all crazy by the end of the night, playing jokes on each other and just being guys and I was exhausted. Mario actually went straight to bed after we cleaned up and everyone left. Alaethia was so exhausted from running around that she crashed out almost immediately, too. I was the only one having trouble falling asleep…and it was because I was sweating up a storm (yes, the fan was pointing directly at me, too).

So this morning I woke up and made Mario a quick breakfast and a quick lunch. I really wanted some eggs overeasy, like I made him, but I don’t want to risk it. I already had a queso fresco quesadilla last night, and although I’m not supposed to eat quesso fresco at all because I’m pregnant and it may contain the Listeriosis bacteria, I did ask for it grilled and toasted, just in case.

I ate breakfast (Rice Crispies cereal and some decaf coffee) and chatted with Mario online for a while. I helped him set up his Flickr account and started getting sleepy again. I felt fine in the morning, but I got tired really quickly. I tried sleeping but Alaethia woke up. When I gave her breakfast and tried taking a nap while she sat next to me and watched Noggin, mother showed up. It’s not enough that she was embarrassingly out there with us while all the guys were being gross and making their jokes (she didn’t leave till almost midnight), she shows up early the next day. Grr. And all she’s doing is nodding off on the sofa.

I’m 38 weeks today and I totally feel it. My feet are killing me and I haven’t even washed dishes yet. I need to vacuum, sweep, mop, clean up the kitchen table and counter, clean up my bedroom, and tidy up the living room. I don’t know if I can do it. Maybe once I’ve just sat for a while I can. Mario warned me again about over-doing it I just never listen. I guess I’ll listen today.


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