Wednesday, February 22, 2012

11 things about me


I got tagged by my red headed friend who calls herself the Orange Oracle. And she's right, I need something to take my mind off the fact that I'll be giving birth to a toddler someday. I'm going to gear this to my life as of THIS MONTH, that way it will update everyone and give you a more entertaining format.

1.  After lots of labor signs (cramping, nausea, contractions, etc) I went to the doctor today only to discover that there is NOTHING going on "down there." Nothing. Baby X is sitting so high up (no wonder I still cant breathe) and is measuring a week overdue (even though I'm 39 weeks). He thinks my uterus is super comfy and roomy and since he's got vanilla coke on tap in there, why would he want to come out and suffer from withdrawal symptoms? Maybe he'll actually come on his due date. No problem here. I wont mind having a kid that only has a birthday every 4 years.

2. Baby still doesn't have a name. Don't even ask. We have lists. Lots of lists.

3. I cried while playing "Families Can Be Together Forever" today on the piano. Seriously, my family is the best. Is it bad to have family pride? Because my kids are awesome and I hit the husband lottery!

4.  I should start writing apology notes to everyone that I've offended in the past 9 months. Pregnancy makes me confrontational, grumpy, complainy (yes it's a word, I just made it up) and loosed lipped. So if I've overstepped myself with you.... I apologize.

5.  I'm in love with my baker's edge brownie pan.

6.  I'm also currently in love with body pillows.

7.  Sometimes I think I'm crazy for having another baby. And other times, I KNOW I'm crazy. I know I have motherly complaints a lot. But I mainly complain for the sake of conversation. I should be more tight-lipped and instead express how much I love being a mom. My walls may be stained with crayons and the carpets littered with nerf darts. But the same walls witness daily acts of love and miracle and the dirt in the carpets carry the residue of our adventures together.

8.  I'm not very good at showing my gratitude and love for other people. But I feel it so strongly and deeply. I wish my skills were more refined in showing others the positive feelings I have. It seems only the negative feelings make it to the surface.

9.  I love living here. Most of you know this. I'm constantly going to the beach and talking about the weather. It's because after being tortured for 10 years in Utah with it's extreme cold and extreme heat, I'm finally in my happy place. What a MAJOR difference! I mean it's really true what they say, "you can take this girl out of California, but you cant take California out of this girl!" I was born for sunshine.

10.  I used to be anti-cold cereal. IMO it's a complete waste of money. It's basically dessert. You eat it because it's yummy and you're hungry an hour later and dont even get me started on how over-priced it is. Well, I've totally reverted to laziness. For the past 9 months, I cant get enough of the stuff. A few days ago for dinner I had vanilla yogurt with Cracklin Oat Bran and fresh strawberries. I thought I'd died and gone to heaven it was so good. The kids are loving my pro-cereal phase and hoping it continues after pregnancy. We'll see about that..... Although lately all they'll eat is oatmeal. I guess the newness of the cold cereal is wearing off. It's so yummy. Like really really yummy.

11.  This February is the month of scouting. I'm currently the Wolf den leader.... (although currently on maternity hiatus) 3 and maybe 4 saturdays this month had some sort of scouting "thing." Plus it's the blue and gold dinner next week (the night before my due date) and the boys are supposed to bake a scout-themed cake for a contest... LOL yeah right!!? This fat mama is not going to be baking and decorating two cakes on Monday Night... like NO WAY. Ya know, once again, an assignment not for the kids but for the parents.


1. What is the best (or your favorite) book you have ever read and why?
-#1 of course it's the Book of Mormon.... I read a ton as most of you know, and there is no feeling that rivals the powerful, positive, peaceful feeling I get while reading that book. It's like coming home every night.
-#2 Okay, I'll be completely honest even though I'm going to get major flack, but I loved the Twilight series. Now the fact that my college major was Literature and Writing studies, I probably should pick something a little "deeper" that touched my soul with it's poetry, prose and perfect characterization.... but in all honesty I like to be entertained and all my mental girly parts tickled.... so if you didn't like it, OH WELL! I loved them!!!  I'll just leave it at that.
2. What is your favorite meal to cook?
-constantly changing. I love to make what makes others happy. Ribs for my hubby, or prime rib on Christmas or anything with homemade bread to top it all off. I love to bake bread, rolls and sweet things. Cinnamon or orange rolls is a meal, right?
 If you could have lived in any other era which would it have been?
-I think I would have liked to have been born just a few years later than I was. No thanks to anything earlier.... I LOVE modern conveniences.
Who have you been told you look like? 
 -back when i was thinner and younger people used to tell me that I looked like Gillian Anderson (the chick from the X files), right now I'm more like a self-proclaimed Jabba the Hut.
5. Favorite TV Show?
-constantly changing. Currently I love Swamp People, I walk around the house singing like Troy Landry and my hubby and cant help but talk like him sometimes.... Favorite show of all time? Maybe 24 or Burn Notice, Gilmore Girls or Sledge Hammer... Heck I dunno!
6. What brings you inner peace?
-knowing that i'm on the right track spiritually. attending church and knowing my family is on track as well.
Tell me something you're good at.  C'mon, brag!
-I rock at sleeping! I honestly feel like I can do a lot of things, but I'm not really talented in any one area.
Ever chopped your hair super short?  Pictures?
-I'll see if I can find a 6th grade picture.... be afraid, be very afraid.
What is included in your vision of "The Perfect Day?
-a healthier skinny me, the ocean, the husband, cuddling, chocolate, lots of pillows, a cool breeze.... no worries.
What piece of furniture in your house is your favorite or that you are most happy with? (picture?)
-my bed. refer to question #7
11.  If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go, who would go with you and how long would you like to stay?
- this is difficult because it's hard to say where I would want to go when I haven't really been anywhere! I would probably like a 10 day all-inclusive trip with my hubby. I want to swim in waterfalls and canoe by sunset.  I want a hot tub in my bedbug-free hotel room with a king size bed with lots of feathers. I want to wake up to a massage and hike on amazing trails in the afternoon.... At night, I want to sit outside with white lights everywhere, but the bugs aren't attracted to them and talk about life. I want to smell flowers all day and feel the ocean breeze at night, where is this place? you tell me! 

I'm not tagging anyone. Not because I don't want to, but because I'm too lazy and this post has taken long enough. It's February 22nd and it's supposed to be 69 degrees, sunny and perfect. It's almost time for a new member of the Gibbons family to make his grand entrance. It's almost time for a new blog name. It's almost time for a more diligent work out routine for this family. It's time to pick another baby boy name. It's time for Nick to be a little busier with church (he's the new EQP) and at school he starts working on real patients here in the next few months. Lots of changes. Welcoming all of them with a smile.


Julie J. said...

Yay! Thanks Emily, I really enjoyed reading this. What is it about those twilight books? They hypnotized me.
Good luck with the new toddler. I can't wait to see pictures and find out his name. Maybe when you see him the name will just be there. I'm not really like that, but some people are... I'm also curious to learn your new blog name...

Kat said...

I love this. I'm sorry you're miserable (uncomfortable-wise), but your rhetoric makes me smile, every time. :)

Joni and John said...

I loved reading this! And I cannot wait to see pictures of sweet baby #4!!!

Becky said...

Love your answers! Can't wait to see pictures of #4! I assumed your blog name would change to "My Four Sons" but Julie's comment made me think it will be something totally different. Hmmmm....can't wait to see!

Love reading your blog and seeing all your great pictures. Hope you keep it up with all the changes coming up! Happy pushing!

The Wells said...

maybe you can't come up with a name because it's a girl?? We couldn't come up with a name when for baby number 3. That's because it was a boy.