Monday, November 24, 2008


Crazy 8's Tag: 8 questions, 8 answers, 8 tags (don't forget to leave them a comment that they've been tagged)

8 favorite TV shows:

1- I don't have a TV, but i have liked...Grey's Anatomy
2- Sex and the City
3- Brothers and Sisters
4- Lost
5- The OC
6- Prison Break
7- So you think you can Dance
8- Wheel of Fortune

Here's 8 movies I love:

1- Serendipity
2- Grease
3- Dirty Dancing
4- Pretty Woman
5- Bad Boys
6- The Guardian
7- The Family Stone
8- Failure to Launch

8 favorite restaurants:

1- Windy's Sukiyaki
2- Some yummy sushi bar in sl, it starts with an M
3- Texas Roadhouse
4- Red Iguana
5- La Ferrovia
6- The Lion House
7- Joe's Crab Shack
8- Thai restaurant in SL

8 things that happened yesterday:

1- Took Joe to work
3- Cut Fabric
4- Took Ivy to my Parents
5- Took a Nap with Zaden
6- Picked up Joe
7- Had "Thanksgiving Dinner" at my parent's house
8- Built a ginger bread house

8 things I look forward to:

1- Breakfast
2- Visits from my mom, or anyone.
3- Seeing Joe
4- fun with kids
5- Our Cruise
6- Nights where I get sleep
7- Being able to decorate the baby's room and then re-do Ivy's room
8- Going back to Ikea

8 things I love about Fall:

1- Sweater
2- Colors- leaves
3- Rain
4- Halloween
5- Snuggling and Cuddling
6- Sitting in the bathroom to get warm...that's where my heaters are the best:)
7- Pumpkin Frozen Yogurt
8- Hats and gloves

8 Things on my wish list:

1- Dishwasher
2- Piano
3- Bedroom Set
4- Landscape our yard
5- Nice vacation to somewhere warm
6- Winning Lottery ticket (guaranteed the first time I purchase)
7- my gym membership renewed
8- New flooring in my Kitchen

8 friends I tag: (only if you want too)

1- Amanda
2- Krissie
3- Cheloni
4- Melissa
5- Ivy
6- Stacey
7- Shari
8- Shauna

Tagged Again :)

tag: christmas edition of gettig to know your friends.

welcome to the christmas edition of getting to know your friends. okay, here's what you're supposed to do, and try not to be a SCROOGE!!! just copy this entire post and paste into a new post. change all the answers so that they apply to you. then send this to a whole bunch of people you know......'tis the season to be NICE!

1. wrapping paper or gift bags? I love wrapped gifts. So much fun to tear the paper off...but often find myself placing gifts in a bag.
2. real tree or artificial? artificial, i would love a real one though!
3. when do you put up the tree? The weekend of Thanksgiving or the week right after..
4. when do you take the tree down? I'm not consistent at when i take it down...but it's up a good chunk of January.
5. do you like eggnog? I love it, I have a glass every day.
6. favorite gift received as a child? I liked all my gifts I think, I don;t know which is my favorite
7. do you have a nativity scene? I have a few.
8. hardest person to buy for? Joe, I'm having a very hard time finding that "Perfect" something!
9. easiest person to buy for? Ivy and my mom
10. mail or email christmas cards? mail!
11. worst christmas gift you ever received? I can't think of anything that I haven't liked...
12. favorite christmas movie? I'm guilty of loving Elf...even though Ivy watches it far too much.
13. when do you start shopping for christmas? When the child starts listing what she wants...when I have money to actually get those things.
14. have you ever recycled a christmas present? I'm guilty.
15. favorite thing to eat at christmas? I like everything...Pies, caramel covered pretzels
16. clear lights or colored on the tree ? clear on my tree
17. favorite christmas song? I like a lot of christmas songs, but I love Silent Night and O' Holy Night
18. travel at christmas or stay home? I stay in town but travel to my parents and grandparents.
19. can you name all of santa's reindeer's? yes!
20. angel on the tree top or a star? Angel
21. open the presents christmas eve or morning? jammies are on Christmas Eve, rest is in the morning.
22. most annoying thing about this time of year? I love this time of year...but I really don't like all the traffic...I live in a bad place for this time of year.
23. favorite ornament theme or color? My tree kinda has lots of odds and ends, but it's mostly red, green, and yellow
24. favorite for christmas dinner? Turkey dinner:)
25. what do you want for christmas this year? I want so many things, But as long as I get something that someone spent some time thinking about, not what ever was the first thing someone saw.
26. who are you going to tag for this christmas ?? everone who wants to!!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

sleepless in the basement

My cute friend had a baby back in June. She has since tried to remind me of the sleepless nights...which I said oh, they can't be worse than now, being pregnant you don't sleep either. Boy oh boy was I wrong. You might wake up all night with aches and not being comfortable...but you can still sneak in a few hours of sleep.
Little man surely doesn't sleep very well! Actually I really think he does better than the little princess did, but we spend the nights wandering through the basement trying to keep the crying to a minimum so daddy and little princess can sleep. In the past 72 hours I've gotten 8 hours of sleep. ugh!! and 4 of those hours are because lover boy stayed home from work so that I could take an uninterrupted nap. Thank you mr. And sorry to you dear friend for not listening or blowing off the warnings you gave me. You were right.
But I remind myself that it's worth it...and that soon enough it'll hopefully be over. We have fun when it's not the middle of the night. He's so precious and would never trade him for a million nights worth of 10 hours of sleep.
Besides, when you aren't able to go to sleep you can get a very nice relaxing hot shower...find new ways to do hair, makeup, etc...give yourself a nice pedicure...take a drive around the city and look at the lights and laugh at how many people already have out their christmas lights...find some new music on the least that's how I try to keep sanity (I love my sleep and get very grouchy when it's disturbed).
Normally I'd be off to bed to a pleasant slumber, but I'm signing off to get myself prepped for this sleepless night. I think it's a pedicure night....yah, that sounds good.:)

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Cuddles, Butterflies, Full Hearts

(There are pics that I'm tryingto upload, but I'm retarded so it isn't working for me, stay tuned)

While being pregnant with little man I feared he wouldn't let me cuddle him. He was so active and always moving, completely opposite of the little princess, that I expected him to come out and always be moving. Maybe when he grows a bit and can actually move on his own he will, but for now he is such a little cuddler. I love it. Some people have said how awful...not that he likes to cuddle but that the only way for him to sleep is in my (or daddy's) arms. I didn't want to come home from the hospital when I probably could've, I asked lover boy to let me stay as long as possible. Again, I know a few of you who think that's insanity, that it's much better to be at your own home recovering...but with my personality I knew it'd be better to stay at the hospital. Sure enough when we got home I kicked back into "Trichelle" gear and every little thing out of place started to irritate me. Luckily (I thought) lover boy was home to take the little man and help out. I still totally over did it and paid for it the next day. When I figured out little man sleeps and doesn't cry in my arms I decided to totally take advantage of it. It is such a blessing. It makes me rest when he wants to, which is almost all day you know. I am still able to get quite a bit done because he is okay in his little vibrating chair for a little bit but then I only have x amount of time to get things done. I still sit and go crazy that there is garbage out, dishes undone, toys on the floor, or whatever and poor little princess has to put up with me asking her to do it all...but I'm working on being not so obsessed. I'm really enjoying the moments to lay down with little man in one arm and little princess laying on the other side. We try to savor the moment while it's here.

Another thing...I really am such a lucky lucky person. After husband #1, I feared that I'd never find someone who'd love me like that again. I know that he did, just something happened for a second that made him think otherwise. I knew that there were/are other people out there who could love me and make me happy, but with husband #1 I just felt like it was something totally different. Can't really explain it...because at the same time I knew something was missing from our relationship too. Maybe I feared that if I didn't have it with him, I wouldn't ever be able to find it with anyone...Rambling, rambling...
Anyways along came Mr. lover boy. I remember the first second I saw him, I was immediately physically attracted to him and honestly within days was terrified of him. I don't tend to like guys, really like them, so quickly. Usually we have to become or be really good friends for a while first. The other guys are just cute and fun but I know it's just for a minute. My attention span isn't too long. But Mr. lover boy, just knew how to sweep me off my feet. Only God knows how, because it surely wasn't his way with words (he's quite blunt and always likes to remind me that at least he's honest), couldn't have been the unique dates we had (we usually just did dinner and hanging out at his house), but goodness oh goodness there was something. He's been so wonderful to me and little princess since the beginning. We both adore him. I get the butterflies in my tummy everytime I see his number calling or a text message from him. I get the overwhelming feeling of anxiety when I first see him. I haven't had those feelings since like, highschool. I still get them everyday and I love it. He takes such good care of our little family, especially for how quickly he's had to, he sure didn't have much warning or familiarity with what he was taking on, but he's done incredibly well and I consider myself very lucky to have him.

And while I'm in the counting my blessing mode...Thanks so much to everyone who has helped us along our journey. From my parents who guided me and gave me courage when I first told them about husband #1 wanting out of our marriage to the friends who've held my hand and watched me fall plenty times and bend down to pick me up to little princess who cries when I cry and holds me not having a clue what on earth is going on to the girls I worked with who I could talk very openly to and not be criticized or judged to those very thoughtful people who've brought in meals to me and spared me from worrying about my least favorite thing, making dinner. Thanks for everything!!

See, I am a lucky girl!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Tag Time

Well my friend Tagged me and here are the rules:

1. Go to your pictures
2. Upload 4th picture in the 4th folder
3. Post (explain?)
4. Tag your friends

Luckily this is a good picture. Most of my pictures (well a good chunk) are goof off pictures that I've let little princess take or something like that. This is little princess's birthday cake from this year. We did a Hawaiian themed party with her friends the day before and then Sunday night had a little party with the family at Gramma and Grampa's house. Gramma found this cake for little princess and couldn't resist getting it. Ariel is little princess's absolute favorite (at the time especially) and it kinda fit her theme from her other party. I was thrilled to see Ariel.

And those hairy arms belong to papa. They are not mine...although sometimes I think my arms will soon look like that.

Now I tag: Mom, Natalie, and Krissie.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Home Sweet Home

We made it home from the hospital this afternoon. I had asked lover boy to please not rush me out of the hospital, if I felt like I was completely ready to go home then I would, but otherwise to please understand that I might just feel like staying. He was really good and never complained or anything so we stayed the extra day. I'm sure he would've rather come home and slept in our bed and had our fridge to raid, but didn't mention one word about it; it was all about me...which I of course love.
You know, as most parents who have a child I'm sure will admit, we face a fear about loving the second child as much as the first. I really was concerned about this, especially being in the situation that I found myself. When I first became pregnant, it was of course a total and complete shock. I wasn't sure where lover boy and I were going, if anywhere even. I resented being pregnant quite a few times. I started to worry that this little being inside of me would sense it and tried to convince myself to be happy. When I didn't think about the opinions of others or worry about what situation looked like from the outside and just took it one day at a time I started to feel excitement. Then I felt guilty and worried about little princess. How this would all affect her...I was on an emotional roller coaster. I love little princess more than anything and felt that, regardless of what others said about not worrying because you will love all your children, either I would have to share my love for her with the baby or that I would just love her more. But of course when he was laid in my arms the love amount of love that I felt I could give doubled. I instantly felt an amazing power take over me.

I still feel concerned for little princess, she makes these little comments that makes me realize that she too has the same fears that I felt. I hope that I can make it clear to her that I still love her just as much, if not more; and at the same time making it clear to little man that I love him equally.
What a fun time we have had just spending a day in our home as a family

the latest from little princess's mouth

Yesterday while in the hospital I was talking with someone...I think it was my Sister in law, but apparently little princess wanted to tell me something. Usually she'll say "Excuse me mama" and that will get my attention. But when I wasn't acknowledging her she said "Don't you have any ears?"

When we got home today little princess must've realized that things were going to be different. She started to threaten me by telling me that if little man is sleeping in my room then she isn't. And if little man goes with me anywhere then she won't go.... Oh my! So I had to sit her down, have lover boy take the baby, and have a little chat with the little Princess on what it means to have a baby in the house and that we are all now best friends. Luckily it made sense to her (or so she claims) and she said that it is great to have a baby and that she will share mommy and lover boy with little man.

One of the most common things out of little princess's mouth lately is "Of course" and "Of course not" It's so funny because she says it as if we are the dumbest people on the face of the earth.

Monday, November 3, 2008

meet little man

Well after being anxious all morning, giving myself a pedicure, sewing some blankets, and tidying up the house a bit I realized that my contractions were quite frequent. I decided to time them. They were consistently between 3 and 7 minutes. I called lover boy to come home from work and try the hospital to see what they thought. We arrived at 12:25 and I was dialated to a 5, when lover boy asked what that meant I told him that meant we were staying at the hospital (I feared being sent home like I was with little princess). Sure enough we stayed and within 3 hours, all the uncomfort and pain and moodiness that I'd experienced were all worth it.
In my arms lay a most precious gift from Heaven. My perfect little boy. I felt quite guilty for letting some ugly words out of my mouth during his entrance into this world (my epidural didn't work) but could only focus on the miracle that a newborn baby is.
Lover boy is quite a happy little daddy, and a good one at that. He was all smiles and it was just as fun watching him as it was watching my new baby.
Being a mom is truly a great calling. I love it and am so excited to be doing it again. We welcome you little man to our lives and home.

Zaden Joseph-Alan Winkler born November 2nd 2008 at 3:42 pm, 7 lbs. 9 oz. 20" long.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Quite Anxious...

Last Sunday husband #1 called me and asked me if I'd allow Little Princess to go to Mexico with his mom. (She's in town visiting his gramma til today). They want to keep her for once month and then she'd come home Dec 2 with his sister. I was torn. He told me to not feel pressure that it would be OK to say NO, but....I thought and thought and cried a little at the thought of her leaving me, especially at this time. Finally, I decided to just let her go. The Dr. had told me that I could go at anytime, regardless of being only 37 weeks. So I figured I'd just try to help the little guy along. We went for walks, I ate spicy foods, and a few other tricks I'd heard but won't mention publicly. Nothing worked. I'd get light contractions for about an hour but I've been having those for about a month. Discouraging. I was starting to panic, Little Princess had to meet her little brother before going to Mexico. Or that was my thought on the matter. Luckily husband #1 called Wednesday night and said that some things with her being a minor and purchasing her ticket weren't working out and that she wouldn't be able to go this time to Mexico, but that they are planning a time in the spring. Phew, what a relief. Honestly I wanted to cry out of happiness. I was so relieved. But now, I'm just wanting to still get this little boy out of my belly, off my hips, and into my arms. Lover boy really wanted to have him on Halloween. Missed that one. Then yesterday (Saturday) I woke up with stronger contractions than I've had and was leaking we decided to work it out so that I'd work my body to get into labor. I did start having really strong contractions last night. It was a very similar feeling to the night I went into labor with Little Princess. I decided I should get my bag packed and the babies things packed and get ready. Lover boy was getting excited and helping get everything together. We put in a movie and I dealt with the contractions, they weren't very consistent so I didn't even try to time them. By the time we climbed into bed I was a bit disappointed that nothing more had happened. Then around 4 this morning the contractions were stronger and closer together, but still nothing to be too concerned about....As time passes they are getting stronger, but....I'm just getting so anxious. I just want to go up to the hospital and be in labor. Ugh....Soon enough I know, but...