Sunday, October 21, 2007

The Mom Meme
Tracy and Jamie both had this up on their blogs and I quite enjoyed reading their answers! So, I thought I'd take a shot at it myself...

1. How long have you been a Mom?
for almost 9 years... wait... what? NINE? Where did that number come from? We are almost to double digits... YIKES!

2. How many children call you Mommy/Mom/Mama?:
Three on an extremely consistent basis

3. Girl? Boy? or both?
Two boys and a girl

4. Did you know what you were having?
With Red they were "pretty sure" he would be a boy. Little Bug they were VERY sure. Baby Girl showed her stubborn streak early on... two ultrasounds and we got a "60% chance it's a girl" How helpful is that?

5. How old were you when you became a Mom?
22 - gosh... that sounds so young...

6. How long were you in labor?
Really? Um... I don't remember. I tried to labor at home for as long as possible before we headed in...

Apparently question #7 is missing. ?????

8. What was your least favorite thing about labor?
Let me think... the pain, the pain meds not working, someone sticking a needle longer than my arm in my back, breaking blood vessels in my face from pushing so hard, going through all the pain and work of labor to end up having a c-section... so many, many things to choose from... hmmm...

9. Do you want more kids?:
For now, no.

10. Do you plan on having more soon?:

11. Does daddy change diapers?
Not any more... all of our kids are potty trained! BUT, when they were in diapers he was so awesome. Never had to ask, he just took care of it. Sigh... I'm a lucky gal :)

12. How many times have you been peed on
Let me check my journal on that.... oh... hmmm... I guess that wasn't something I kept very close track of. Let's just say that it happened. A lot.

13. Barfed on?:
Only a few times... unless you count babies spitting up... which I don't...

14. Is your child named after anyone?.

15. How did you come up with their name(s)?
I tortured Hubby incessantly about names. When we had Red we had two names picked out. His mom didn't like the one name, but that's the one we ended up going with. It just fit. Little Bug was a different story. I woke up one morning, rolled over and said, "His name is ____" and that was the end of that. I felt so strongly about it that there wasn't ever any discussion after that. Baby Girl we struggled with. We went back and forth, but in the end I got my way. :)

16. When your child(ren) gets in trouble, who is the bad guy?
I hate being the bad guy... but we seem to even each other out pretty well. If I ever get a little over the top, he brings me back into check and vice verse.

17. And who is the good guy?
Again, we keep each other balanced on this one.... like the time Hubby gave the kids cookies for breakfast and then I made them eat real food. :)

18. What is the longest you have been away from your child(ren)?
Let's see... it was this spring when I went to Oregon... um... I was gone for 4 days... I think... apparently it's time for another trip away ;)

19. Kids bedtime routine?
Get jammies, brush teeth, read scriptures, say family prayer, read stories, beg them to go to bed, give permission 3 times to go to the bathroom again, fight off "really thirsty" begging (it just leads to more bathroom time), go in and take toys from Little Bug, listen to him cry and then listen as he laughs because he has found more toys... repeat till Little Bug falls asleep. He's always the last... last night it was almost 11 before he crashed...

20. Are your toes painted?
They are right now... it's called "Root Beer" and it's a brownish purple color. It looks better than it sounds.

21. Last movie you saw in the theater?

22. Last time you had a date?
When my parents were here a few weeks ago :)

23. One thing you will not give up just because you are a mom?
Oh wow... hmm... I guess I'll have to say reading. I don't get as much time as I'd like to read, but I still manage to squeeze it in there.

24. One thing you did give up now that you’re a mom?
Only one? :) Sleep - a good, uninterrupted night of sleep.

25. Best Mom you know?
There are too many to list! Sorry, I know that's a lame answer, but it's the truth!

Anyone else want to participate?


Jamie J said...

Glad you did this! It was fun to read your answers!

Anonymous said...

awwhh melissa, i had so much fun reading your list! thank you for sharing. and the peed on me question, oh the joy, that one made me laugh out loud! i am still chuckling as i send you this comment. thanks babe for the laugh, happy Sabbath, kathleen :)

Kimberly said...

I'm stealing this meme and making a run for it!

Tonya said...

I liked this one. It was fun to read your answers.

Nancy Face said...

This was so much fun to read! :)

I also have 2 boys and a girl, and my first one was born when I was 22...and my hub changed diapers, like yours! :)

Yvonne said...

I love how you wrote about the importance of balance--that is so true! This was great. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

hi melissa,
i so enjoyed this meme that i finally decided to do it tonight. come and see. thanks for sharing, kathleen :)