Friday, September 28, 2012

Yes they ate their way through the screen door. Beans destroyed her leash, Porkchops leash and her harness. And Porkshop woke us up last night with his loud snoring that we mistook for him having difficulty breathing. But we still love them Despite it all. Is it normal to miss your dogs when you’re away from them? I can only imagine how much I’m going to miss the baby if I’m missing the dogs as much as I am right now.

Me 
Yes they ate their way through the screen door. Beans destroyed her leash, Porkchops leash and her harness. And Porkshop woke us up last night with his loud snoring that we mistook for him having difficulty breathing. But we still love them Despite it all. Is it normal to miss your dogs when you’re away from them? I can only imagine how much I’m going to miss the baby if I’m missing the dogs as much as I am right now.
Me 

Monday, September 24, 2012

Enemies

Enemies

Beans has a foe. We recently discovered this as there have been mornings when she will bark incessantly for what we thought was no reason at all but Alex finally figured out what’s been setting her off. Squirrels. Two in particular who like to climb the power pole in our back yard and hand out on the wires. I felt bad for those rodents (are they rodents?) at first but now I kinda hope one falls off the wire into our backyard. Okay, fans of The Simpsons will understand when I say that these squirrels are like that baby with the unibrow. You know, the one that glares at Maggie begging for a fight? That’s exactly what these squirrels are to our Beans. I swear one gave her the stink eye the other day. Bean’s may be rough looking but she is such a daddy’s girl and super sweet so when she growls and barks you know she’s pissed. And for good reason. How dare these animals invade her territory and taunt her with menacing glares. Plus they eat the fruit from our peach trees. Rascals.
 
Porkchop is usually resting on the dog pillow while all this is happening. His enemies are the small birds that come into the yard. He chases them around but has yet to catch one (although Beans has and it was terrifying.)
 
Anyways, I’m with Beans on this one. Squirrels Suck.
 

Me

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Cravings

Cravings

I think the number one question people ask me is “have you craved anything weird during your pregnancy” followed by “what do you miss the most?” After thinking about it for a bit, I’ve come up with a short list of food that I’ve either craved or hated on. It didn’t take long for me to think up what I miss. One word: Sangria.
My list of cravings:
First trimester: Oily, fattening fast food. I think I may have devoured 10 Taco Bell bean and cheese burritos within those first few months. McDonald’s breakfast was a must on the weekends and for some reason so was Panda Express. Of course I didn’t eat this stuff everyday but these are the items that I would have made  my non-pregnant self stay away from.  It has been reassuring to hear that my weight gain is right on track since I thought I ate all my calories those first three months. 
For some reason bagels, toast, bananas and spaghetti were no-nos. Which makes no sense cause I loved all those things before pregnancy. 
Second Trimester: I tried to wrangle in my non-healthy food cravings during the second trimester but man, sometimes you just have to give in. Non-fat yogurt, specifically the cake batter flavor from Cherry on Top, was a must at least once a week for awhile. Salads, wheat spaghetti and carne asada anything was on my list of things I had to eat. Lemonade, fruit salads, really fruit of any kind from peaches and nectarines to plums and strawberries were devoured like crazy.
Third Trimester: Pizza! Oh Costco, how I love thee. Mr. Brody is a fan of pizza too so we have had to rein each other in on this craving to ensure we aren’t eating it everyday. Almonds, peanuts, fruit and salad also make the list. Luna bars have also been a hit with Baby Brody but she’s finicky and some of the things beloved a few weeks ago (lemonade, bananas) are either hit or miss these days.  
And the craving of the moment is… grapefruit! Delicious, bitter, acidic grapefruit. I’m talking about eating one to two a day type of craving. 
But I can’t complain, these cravings could be weirder. Right? 
Me

Friday, September 7, 2012

WTF is happening?

WTF is happening?

Gone are the days when Mr. Brody and I would come home to a clean backyard and clam puppies. Now we are greeted by pups that bark, jump and whine just to get some attention. We were blaming their behavior on teething stage. I mean, who wouldnt act like a pest when you’re in pain? But we’ve realized that Beans is past that stage and Porkchop seems to have all his adult teeth, too.
I attribute their bad behavior to the heat. It’s hot. They’re bored, uncomfortable and need a way to make us pay for not being around 24/7 to spray them with the hose. Yesterday we came home to a broken screen door. They literally ate their way through it. One big hole for Beans and a smaller one for Porkchop. 
I hope this heat dies off soon ‘cause it’s making our dogs go bonkers! At least that’s what we’s like to think.
Me