I Mustache You Some Questions

You may have seen some of these posts going around. No, I was not tagged (not cool enough for that I guess) BUT because it is Friday and I want to have FUN, I am going to participate anyway!

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Four names that people call me, other than my real name:

  1. Ash
  2. Trashley
  3. Some sort of reference to my blog name (Running Bun, Bun, Super Bun)
  4. The Hulk (only my husband, because most times, I do not react to things that don’t go my way like a rational person)

Four jobs I have had (not counting any current jobs):

  1. Waitress
  2. Waitress
  3. Waitress
  4. Waitress

Four movies I’ve watched more than once

  1. Dirty Dancing
  2. Wedding Crashers
  3. Titanic (I saw it 7 times in the theater in 7th grade).
  4. Forrest Gump

Four books I’d recommend

  1. I Like You Just the Way I Am

(sorry no others, I don’t really read)

Four places I have lived 

  1. Point Pleasant, NJ (grew up)
  2. Fremantle, Western Australia (studied abroad)
  3. New York, NY (after college, best. time. ever)
  4. New Providence, NJ (current)

Four places I have been

  1. Hawaii
  2. Australia
  3. Mexico
  4. Honduras

Four places I’d rather be right now

  1. Drinking multiple Pina Coladas at the Ritz in Kapalua, Maui
  2. Australia
  3. Mexico
  4. Home with Jennie

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Four things I don’t eat

  1. Meat/Seafood
  2. Olives
  3. ONIONS (VOMIT)
  4. Blue cheese

Four of my favorite foods

  1. Zucchini
  2. Sofrita bowl from Chipotle
  3. Gala Apples
  4. Wine

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Four TV shows that I watch

  1. Scandal
  2. House of Cards
  3. Pretty Little Liars (and yes it scares me)
  4. Homeland

Four things I am looking forward to this year (in the next 12 months)

  1. Going out on NYE in a sparkly dress
  2. Some sort of vacation
  3. A new 13.1 PR
  4. Jennie’s 1st birthday

Four things I’m always saying

  1. To Fizz: Can I have some money?
  2. At work: I hate my job.
  3. To Jennie: I love you.
  4. Always: I’m hungry.

Your turn. Share in the comments!

Have a great weekend!

Dear Jennie (8 Months)

Dear Jennie,

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You are quickly growing from a tiny, floppy infant into a happy little person. You love sitting up and clapping and flashing your FOUR teeth in a giant smile!

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You had so much fun this month…

First Halloween (the parrot was a crowd favorite)!

baby jennie fizz halloween

First time playing with “blocks”!

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First bagel!

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You also experienced two important milestones: pulling yourself up and (army) crawling! I am so proud (and scared of how fast you can move across the room).

You love petting the dogs, being outside and taking a bath!

baby jennie fizz 8 months

You are so easy to entertain. Your favorite toys are the bag of wipes, the bottle of baby powder and a piece of paper :) You laugh so hard when I blow my nose and when your daddy wears his “Jennie scarf”!

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You are now eating THREE meals each day and so far you like every food we have given you! You still pant like crazy and roll your wrists and ankles out of excitement before each bite. You are growing right on schedule at a healthy 18 pounds!

Luckily, you don’t mind being bundled up and seem to be adapting to the (very) cold weather just fine.

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We cannot wait for the next couple of months! It is going to be so special and fun celebrating the holidays with you!

Love always,

Mommy

5 Things Never to Say to a New Mom

As a new mom I worry myself sick about an abundance of things: is she dressed warmly enough, eating enough, sleeping enough, learning enough? Am I helping her life by working or ruining it? Each night, I am thankful that she survived another day. Each morning, I am thankful that she woke up. Being a mom is TERRIFYING.

On top of all of that worry and fear, I have to interact with people who say asinine things. Do they mean well? No doubt. Am I exhausted and emotional and clueless and holding back tears at most moments of every day? Definitely. Outside, I always respond as graciously as I possibly can. Inside, I am plotting a way to ruin their lives.

Examples below….

1. Are you tired? You look exhausted!

No, my body thrives off of being woken up at 1 AM, 2 AM, 3 AM and 4 AM.

new mom fucking tired

 

2. Is the baby __________ yet? My brother’s friend’s cousin’s kids all __________ by now.

Yes, since the first day she was born. At 3 months she learned to bathe herself and just last week she learned to speak Mandarin.

3. Is the baby hungry?

I knew I was forgetting something these last few weeks!

4. Is she a good baby?

Besides the recreational drug use, yes.

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5. Your baby goes to daycare? That must be hard having someone else raise your child.

No, I don’t actually like to spend time with her. I really only wanted a baby so I could have stitches in my ass.

If any of these things almost make their way out of your mouth in the direction of a new mother, swallow it. Do not say it. Tell her that her child is beautiful and perfect. Tell her she looks beautiful and that she is doing a fantastic job. It will absolutely brighten her day.