I need to discuss all my reality TV with you all. Jennifer and I would always recap the shows when we were at the tearoom. Now we aren't at the tearoom anymore, so I am going to talk to you about it. And Jennifer just pretend like we are at work!

Do you watch Dancing With The Stars?

I want these two to get married and have babies:

And I really felt like it was time for Kate to go. It would have been sad if one of the better dancers had left instead of her. Sometimes I just had to fast forward through her performance, because it made me so nervous and embarrassed for her!

I am sure she did better than I could have ever done!

Speaking of embarrassed...Did you want to DIE when Jake came out in his panties?

I did. I was a relieved when he put some pants on!

And in more reality, that's not mine, American Idol:

I thought Crystal Bowersox did amazing. I am loving her more and more each week. I think she has such a great personality too. The hair is not my fave, but she probably wouldn't like my hair either.

And now for my reality:

Our house still has not sold. We have had so many "maybes" lately. Hopefully it will happen soon. The baby will be here in 3 months. And that's the absolute longest. She could be ready to play dress up and come early! If you feel led to do so, will you pray it sells soon?

And now some questions for you:

1. What do you wear in the hospital after you have the baby? PJs, regular clothes, or do you just wear a fashionable hospital gown? I have seen a hundred moms at the hospital, but I never paid attention to what they were wearing.

2. What kind of face soap or moisturizer does your husband use? Marcus keeps using regular soap on his face and it's not working out so well. I have oily skin and he has dry skin, so I don't know what to buy for him. He could care less if his face turns straight to leather, but I care. (Do you wish I would go back to the tearoom so I didn't have to ask you these crazy things?)

3. Since I am not losing any hair right now, it is big and bushy and a little dry. I thought pregnant girls were supposed to have shiny hair. Mine's not. Any suggestions for a super conditioner or hot oil or something that makes my hair look less like hay?

I know I had other questions for you, but they fell out of my brain for now. Don't worry, I know where to find you!


Beth McC. said...

Love this post! I agree with you on Kate but I did like her but it wouldnt have been fair for someone good to go for her to stay! Cried over Crystal! I was so mad my DVR stopped before the judges talked about her!

laurensmommy said...

so glad I'm not the only one obsessed with reality tv.

On DWTS- I LOVE Maks and Erin...they are so adorable!

Jake coming out in his undies was totally innappropriate- this is a family show! :) (someone should tell that to Pamela- she makes me cringe)

And I understand about hardly being able to watch Kate!! I'm no dancer, but she's almost as bad as Buzz was.

American Idol- I love Crystal, but Lee has been my fave from day one.

And after Lauren was born, I wore pjs/gowns (with robes) that had nursing access. If you don't plan to nurse, this is not such an issue- but definately bring maternity clothes to the hospital! (not pre-pregnancy jeans!!)

Leslie said...

Fellow preggo here, so no real earned advice, but I can pass along what others have told me! Most of my girlfriends have told me to plan on wearing the hospital gown but to take some comfy clothes (bathrobe, nursing tanks, pj pants, etc.) that you don't mind getting ruined (um..ew...but now we know, right? :)

And I have had the dry hair/scalp problem as well. My stylist recommended the Moroccan Oil line and it has definitely helped. Another preggo friend has liked some sort of Aveda deep moisturizing treatement.

Go East Memphis Mama said...

1. I wore the hospital gown until after then I showered and wore my own comfy pajamas. If you are going to breastfeed keep that in mind that you need a top you can remove easily.

2. Cetaphil. Cheap and they sell it everwhere!

3. Olive oil. Soak your hair, wrap your head in a towel and leave it for a few hours. Or if you aren't into using food use 3 minute miracle by Aussie but leave it on much longer and again wrap your head in a towel.

littledaisymay said...

I love Maks and Erin! And I definitely think Kate needs to go!

kimert said...

1. I wore the hospital gown. I had a c-section (both times) and just wasn't able to get up and hopping around enough to care about how I looked.
2. He uses some Dove all over body stuff, with moisturizer. It's for men, too!
3. Aussie 3 minute miracle, best deep conditioner ever! I've used it for years! I love it.

Frugal Jen said...

Hi Dina!

I just wore the hosptial gown the first day after I had the baby the next 2 days in the hospital I wore some comfy pj's I brought from home.

Bring maternity clothes to wear home (maybe a cute dress). Don't even think about trying on old clothes until at least a month after the baby. I've made that mistake 3 times!

Praying for you to sell the house!

Haley said...

I am being induced Friday and I am bringing a gown because so many moms have told me that it is easier than pants because they have to check you etc. And to go home, I really wanted to wear a dress for comfort but not sure how well that would work so I am bringing jeans and a loose shirt- cute shoes and jewelry though :)

Vanessa said...

Praying that your house sells soon. I am sure that would be a nice burden off your shoulders. Have you found a new house yet?

I had a c-section with my daughter so I couldn't get up and out of bed much. I think I wore the hospital gown with a robe over it. Something comfortable because you want to be as comfortable as possible and you are leaking all over and you don't want to mess up your nice clothes ;)

Cetaphil is a really good face wash for dry skin. Its very gentle.

Just wait till after you have the baby and your hair starts falling out in clumps. I clogged the drain several times I had so much coming out. I also agree in either a hot oil treatment or aussie's 3 minute miracle. Both work great :)

amberdawn said...

ok, some of the answers above are hilarious, true, and kinda scary if you have never had a baby!
Question 1. No PJs with pants! Definitely some type of gown-if you can find something with the really elasticy top that works well! I would say bring maternity yoga pants or something like that to go home in-maybe a couple of things-because you never know you could shrink alot or not much at all!

#2. Clean and Clear Morning Burst (I think it is for guys and girls) And since he has dry skin, maybe sneak in a mosturizer!

#3. Hair-This is so my thing! What kinda of shampoo and conditioner are you using-this really does make a difference! Call me or email me, and I can recommend some stuff for you-I could even pick it up for you!

PS -this is VERY important- while in the hospital they give you these stretchy gauzy cotton panty things the first 2 days-GET AS MANY OF THESE AS YOU CAN! You can even rinse them out and wash them to reuse them a couple of times-they are the best thing ever! Especially if you have an episiatomy!

Meredith said...

I can't speak to the post-pregnancy attire but I can definitely suggest skin products. I have sensitive, oily skin; my husband has sensitive, dry skin, and I think we've tried everything! We both now use Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser (http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=16824&catid=21222). When his face is really dry, I can usually convince him to use the daily lotion (http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=16820&catid=10394). It's what my dermatologist recommended, and it definitely works for us.


Lauren said...

1. Hospital gown: I had my babies in the winter and got Old Navy velour track suits for my hospital stay. I could still nurse, but felt covered and more put together. BEST decision I EVER made! Maybe some loungewear (nothing expensive, b/c you'll want to burn them once you don't fit in them anymore.)

2. I asked my hair stylist about hot oil b/c my hair is dry. She said no, b/c it will just put a film on your hair. She suggested Redken overnight conditioner. It smells fantasic and also get my thousands of tangles out.

D said...

For hair conditioning I use Aussie's 3 minute miracle. I have thick, curly hair and it really helps add shine and control. I think it could help with the "bushy" problem you say you're having. : )

Kristen said...

I wore the gown until it was time to leave.

I use Aveeno facial cleanser and I really like it. They give coupons + it comes in a nice gender neutral bottle :).

I use Pantene Restoratives and I highly recommend it for hay hair. I had three babies and my hair didn't get nicer. After my second I had to cut it from waist length to shoulder length b/c it came out in clumps. Sorry to be a bummer. The Pantene works great and makes your hair soft.

Anonymous said...

Just be comfy. Get a gown that is short (so it doesn't get you all twisted), shows alot of chest (she can lay on you and feel your warmth and heart beat!)

Remember to bring a robe, slippers, chapstick and baby book (for foot prints)

Jill said...

i was embarrassed for kate too, but i did kind of like her. i love erin and maks and YES...jake coming out in his undies made me want to hide my face under the covers!

i had c-sections but was still vain enough to get up and shower and put on my own pj's. :) with my first baby i had a LONG labor and was super swollen...my maternity jeans were really uncomfortable leaving the hospital in-no one told me that all those IV's would make you puffy. with my second i was prepared and brought skirts. i just liked having my own clothes. it made me feel better ...but i think it's just personal preference (plus-i didn't want a ton of pics in hospital gowns. now that they sell those darling ones that you can buy i might have done that)

sorry...super long comment!!

Stephanie said...

I wore a comfy, but cute materntiy t-shirt wrap dress to the hospital, (as soon as we got to the hospital they made me put on a hospital gown, so that dress was still clean) and I took 2 cute gowns one was maternity but doesn't look it. I wanted to feel cute when people came to visit. If you are going to breastfeed consider whatever you take being easy access!

Mady and Jacks Mama said...

I have to hand it to Kate too. If I was that bad at something you couldn't pay me to get up in front of millions of people and SHOW them how bad I was at it! When I had my kids I just decided to wear the hospital gown. If it gets messed up no problem. Plus they are nice and comfortable and made out of comfy cotton material. You can unbutton one shoulder and easily nurse. (They tie in a way that your backside isn't hanging out like in the movies, which is SO a good thing!)Good luck!

Lauren said...

Your own comfy clothes are one of the best things you can have with you at the hospital after you have a baby! With my 1st, I didn't take much with me and I just felt icky! With my 2nd I took my own comfy pants and maternity shirts and I felt like a million bucks - just from the clothes!!!

The mesh panty things are amazing... but the single, BEST piece of advice is to bring your own pads with you! The hospital ones are super long and THICK! They make you waddle and stick to you so bad! It makes a world of difference to have your own. ;)

About the hair thing... I've always heard it and felt it true for myself. If you're pregnant with a girl, she takes all your "pretty" and if you are having a boy, you will look more beautiful than EVER! I definitely noticed this when I was pregnant with my son... My hair looked amazing, my skin was clear and healthy looking! Just a complete difference!

Good luck with your house selling... saying many prayers!

Anonymous said...

kihls' has a great men's line..

Christie said...

I prefer to just stick with the hospital gowns. (If you are delivering at Baylor, they have nursing gowns in the postpartum rooms for you.) I took my own jammies once and they got gross really fast. :-( You can always take something, just be prepared for it to get ruined. At least with a hospital gown, you can take it ask your nurse for a new one whenever you want. For going home, I have always taken a few outfits of different sizes, but everytime I have ended up leaving in what I came in. :-P I was always just as big leaving as I was coming after all the IV fluids they stuffed me with.

http://www.thefirstcampbells.blogspot.com/ said...

Hi sweet friend:)
I love these comments...some of them really make me laugh!

I can't remember, does your mom sew? If sew (Ha! I am cracking myself up!) you can download a hospital gown pattern from the internet. Then go and pick out a fabric that you love and have someone make you an adorable gown. You can make a couple, and wear a cute one during labor and change afterward. A friend did this and got SOOOOO many compliments. Oh and another friend did the same and made a matching headband;)I brought cute pj's all three times. They never got gross and I nursed with ones that were not nursing specific. I guess that just depends on the person;)

Are you drinking a lot of water? That may also help your beautiful hair. I use Purology Smooth shampoo and conditioner. I think we have the same hair texture. You can get it at BeautyBrands...it isn't cheap, but it works;)

I love you friend and I am praying that your beautiful house sells soon. It will, it is too cute not to!