Saturday, May 31, 2008


OK, so I'm going to talk about my period in some detail, so that should turn some of you away. Or maybe that will grab the attention of some of you who are easily sucked in by talk of bodily functions. Anyway, you can't say I didn't warn you.

I have to spread the word about my diva cup. Despite the horrible name (I think it's also been called a keeper too), it's so great that it makes me really angry that I haven't been using it since I was 14. It's basically a cup you insert into your vagina and it collects all the blood! Wow! It's completely eliminated pads, tampons, and even liners because the amazing thing doesn't even leak. Even tampons leak! And the stupid little string drove me nuts! This thing makes me feel like I'm not having a period at all. (Well, except for feeling a little bloated and hormonal.) Getting it in and out is pretty easy, and when you pull it out, you just dump the contents, wash it out with a little hot water and soap, and plop it back in (which I only need to do only twice a day even on the heaviest days). You can take a shower, swim, pee or poop (I don't know if it's because I was tamponically challenged, but tampons would just slip right out whenever I had to poo) without even thinking about it. Serioiusly, if it's inserted right, you can't feel it AT ALL. Another cool thing is, you can actually measure the number of ccs of blood you pass during your period, because the cup has measurements on it. Yeah, how cool is that. And the best part of course is that you can use it over and over again until the day you hit menopause, and never contribute to the landfill with sanitary napkins again. It's truly revolutionary!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

And so it begins...

This will soon be a blog about "the funny things my kid does that other people will not find that funny". Just so you all know.

The other day, Ruby was sitting in her high chair eating dinner, and suddenly she got a real serious look on her face and let out a giant fart. You know, one of those loud AND drawn out ones. Then with a totally deadpan look on her face, she said real quietly, "wow". Jonner and I cracked up for a good 5 minutes. She obviously didn't really understand what we were laughing about, but forced out a couple har hars to be polite.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008


Ruby has been charming the pants off of us lately. She's been back to her mellow self after some post-sickness clinginess, and she's been babbling a lot.

But the best part is sleepy time! When she starts getting tired, we'll ask her if she wants to go night-night, and her face will light up immediately. She says "nye nye, bye bye" and starts heading for the stairs. Usually she will be clutching a bunny or a puppy, and she'll wave good bye to Rimsky, Coco, and Bailey. She'll look up at me while lying down in the crib and wave, saying "bye bye mama" until I leave the room. And then it's quiet. Could I really be this lucky?