Wednesday, June 19, 2013

So it's true that when it rains it really does pour.

Today we took my car in for new tires and new filters.
Expecting it to be around $800...
After having the car for about 3hrs they call and the first thing the guy says is "I've got bad news".
I needed new brakes and pads.
Rounding out our total to $1,350!

Then we go to childbirth class.
Our normal 
 {and utterly fantastic}
teacher wasn't was, to my dismay, someone else...that I knew...and that I'm not a fan of.
But we got out early and I'm happily in pjs watching a movie on the couch.

Until I change the channel
hear the click that our tv makes when it switches from regular to HD
and shit goes nutz

Extremely loud static that can't be controlled by remote or turning the tv down. 
At first I thought it was the chanel that I changed to...but I tryed another and still had ear peircing static.
I'm thinking the speakers are blown.

Oh and I still feel like crap.

Happy Wednesday!

Monday, June 17, 2013

A little off

Today has been an off day.
I woke up feeling just not like myself.

Just crappy, I feel crappy.
I figured it,might be that I could use some water....and that didn't help.
I figured I should eat something...all that does is make me more pukey feeling.
So I've drank water and made myself eat and haven't up chucked yet.
Maybe some tea can help.

The dog however knows I'm off today, she won't leave my side.

So I decided that instead of doing things I should today that I instead would do what I wanted.
I sat on the couch and made a packing list.

You see, I'm somewhat of a list-a-holic.
I can't do anything without a list.
The worst is if I'm going on vacation or staying somewhere over night.
I'm so afraid that I won't have what I need...
I'm also an over packer ;)

Sadly I am not getting ready to jet off to a beach...
{oh now I'm reminiscing over last years trip to Mexico}
but instead I'm packing to have the dude!

I have been a bit obsessed with hospital packing lists...
I have way too many on my Pinterest board, but man did they come in handy today.

I took advice from a lot of moms {friends} and spent a good amount of time reading blog after blog.
I think I've come up with a pretty good list, which is nice since I want all the bags packed by the time I hit 37 weeks.
This gives me about 2ish weeks to pack it all up and have it waiting by the door.
I still have some things to buy
{like nursing bras and tanks}
but when I get it all packed I plan to do a post {with photos} just in case I can help anyone else out.

It's hard to believe I'm at the point of packing hospital bags
In so many ways I feel like I just found out I was pregnant, yet there are days where I just feel so.frigen.pregnant!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

31&32 bumpdate

I was totally going to post this on Sunday...
and well, our internet had different ideas.
So we decided to go shopping instead ;)

We ordered the glider for Dude's room and got some buckets and hangers for his closet.
I spent ALLLLL day yesterday doing laundry.
I started at noon and finished folding my last load around 7:45 last night.
Then I made myself ice cream...because I'm pregnant and I can.

I went to the doc on Friday {regular appointment} and my mom happened to have the day off so she came along.
Doc felt and figured Dude is head down! and she let my momma feel his little head and listen to his heartbeat.
I'm measuring right on at 32, and his heartbeat is a strong 150!
She said I'm considered a very normal, low risk pregnancy...which is so odd to hear after going through the battle of infertility.

There's not much else to report.
Things are seeming pretty normal, I am starting to have a hard time sleeping due to discomfort and I've been getting what I call gas trapped under my ribcage...that sucks a big one. It hurts so bad! the first time it happened it was the middle of the night and I almost woke Andy up to take me to the ER because it hurt so bad and nothing I did would help.
It went away thanks to a swig of Pepto {witch my doc said is just fine}.

I'm also still losing weight.
I'm down 10lbs {so says the scale} since I got pregnant.
add in the 15 or so pounds that I have gained in baby and boob and I'm guessing I'm down about 25lbs since I got pregnant.
Doc said she's not worried since I'm measuring on schedule and his heartbeat is where it's supposed to be, so I'm not worried. 
It's odd because I more than I ever did in my life before!

I'm also debating our name choice for the Dude...
I just don't know how I feel about it.
It's a good name, it'll fit for all parts of life...
but I'm not totally in LOVE with it.
we'll see how I feel when I see him.

 31 side

 and top

 32 side
 and top

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Oh what a weekend!

I missed the 31 week update...but I'm just going to stick it with the 32 one.

This weekend I was blessed with not one but two amazing baby showers!

Saturday was a lots of love from my mom's side of the family and all my friends.
I was crazy enough to say "why yes, my house can host the shindig!"
which meant that my mom and I basically handled ALL the planning, prepping and decorating...
I don't recommend it to anyone. Let alone someone who is 31 weeks pregnant!
but the fact of the matter is that I'm the type of person that must be in control, epically if it's happening in my house!

It was all worth it though.
I got to see friends that I haven't seen in FOREVER. Including one who hopped on a plane from Buffalo and was here for a mere 36 hrs just for the shower. I'm so glad she did!

one of my former teachers, and now friend made my cake! She is beyond amazingly skilled and that was the best tasting cake ever!
cookies and cream!
She made it to look like the invite, it was perfect.
 I don't look pregnant at all! in that photo.
I had about 15 people this weekend ask me if I've lost weight...
the truth is yes, I have. 
{that's another post in itself}

berry blue lemon-aid and ice tea
 we also had chicken salad sandwiches, veggie pizza, tortilla roll ups, and babies in blankets.{just like pigs in a blanket, but my mom wrapped them so they looked like little swaddled babies!}

me opening gifts...
and my baby {yes baby} brother tuckered out on the floor, he had JUST gotten off a train.
He was on said train for 2.5 days, he didn't sleep well {at all} on the thing, but he wouldn't have missed my shower for the world.

 our new stroller seemed to make a perfect foot rest!

Sunday was Andy's family showering me with love.
His mom and dad's sides got together and planned a brunch at a local restaurant.
We had breakfast casseroles, cinnamon toast, and fruit.

my mom managed to get a pic of the sign...she stood in the rain for like 10 min to get it.

such a cute diaper cake! and the froggy dude matches the nursery{well nursery plans}perfectly!

In the end we were feeling way over loved...and my dining room table was proof!

Along with all these gifts, Andy's parents gifted us our crib and mattress, 
and Andy couldn't wait to set it up.
I came home from Sunday's shower and he was half way done...

but apparently that wasn't enough for him because he decided that the stroller also needed to be put together.

he then insisted that the thing needed to be tested out...
by the dog.
So they went for a "walk" around the kitchen.

if all this newness isn't enough...
we also got a new couch, and it's being delivered on Saturday.
Now if you will excuse me I have to visit with my grandpa, who turns 82 today.
and while I sit there I have about half a million thank-yous to write.
oh and our childbirth classes start tonight.
 and people wonder why I'm so tired!