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Archive for February, 2011

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1.   I am currently obsessed with    picking out baby stuff and trying to decide where I want to register….I’m debating between Babies R Us, Target, and Amazon (with Amazon you can add items from any website you want…which I like). I won’t actually BUY anything until we move….it doesn’t make sense to get any of it now, it would just mean more stuff to move! 

2.  Today I am    full of energy     because,   I seem to finally be passed the “sick” portion of pregnancy. I also seem to finally be experiencing the “boost of energy” all the books talk about….I was wondering if it was EVER going to happen!

3.  The age I am is    28     and the age I feel is    sometimes older than that, and sometimes younger. Sometimes I can’t believe that I am already 28, and graduated from high school TEN years ago! And then other times, I feel older than my years. I guess it depends on my mood. 🙂

4.  My favorite place is    Eastern Washington. I love that the pace of life is slower and also how beautiful it is. I also much prefer the weather over there….I like having actual seasons. David and I talk all the time about moving over there (though we won’t do that anytime soon).

5.  Something I have been procrastinating is     cleaning the apartment. I know that is horrible, but no matter what I do, it doesn’t stay clean for longer than a day and then I get frustrated. I did, however, do a lot of cleaning today and I feel much better. 

6.  The last thing I purchased was       Probably groceries…super exciting, I know.
roceries. I’m boring like that. At least today we bought a strawberry rhubarb pie at the store… that’s far more interesting than our usual chicken, veggies, rice half&half boring nonsense….
7.  The thing I love most about my home is       the fact that we only have to live here for two more months. That sounds awful, but I seriously can’t stand it here. There is literally nothing I will miss about this place. To give you an idea of how “lovely” it is: our toilet overflowed randomly about a week ago and drenched the carpet in the hallway and even leaked into the apartment downstairs from us. It was AWFUL. And of course it happened late at night and RIGHT after I got done washing all our towels (which have now been thrown away), Yes, I cried. And that, is only ONE of my frustrations…..

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Little Kicker

We’re almost halfway to baby, which is hard to believe! I can’t believe how fast it’s going. My favorite moment of all, so far, happened a few nights ago. It was late at night and the baby was moving around. I had been feeling it for probably over a week at that point. I found the right spot and told David to put his hand there….and sure enough he was rewarded with a kick (or a punch!). His eyes got really big and he looked at me in disbelief. Feeling it move makes it feel much more “real”. It’s weird to think that there is a tiny person inside of me….and weirder still to feel something moving around in there! I was SO glad that he was able to feel it. It moves around a lot, so it’s hard to find the exact spot sometimes. It kicks in one spot, and then moves on to a different one. 🙂  This baby is definitely a night owl….I guess that isn’t that suprising! It was a very special moment between the two of us, and I will NEVER forget it.

Another couple weeks and we’ll find out if it’s a boy or a girl! I literally can’t wait. 🙂 I am tired of referring to the baby as “it”. We normally call it “Baby Boot” since David calls me “boot”. 🙂

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A Family in the Making

I have to admit something. Since I got pregnant, I have been exceptionally emotional….and, at times, irritable. Things that got on my nerves before, are now almost too much for me to handle. I have to say, that this has been my least favorite part of pregnancy. I usually am not feeling well (although I’m FINALLY to the point where I don’t get naseous every single day) and I am always exhausted. I would love nothing more than quiet nights at home. Maybe snuggled up on the couch with David, watching a movie. We would make dinner together and just relax together. Obviously, I usually don’t feel like doing much more than that anyway. Well, that scenario never happens. See, I not only live with my boyfriend, but with a friend of his. Needless to say, that adds a different dynamic to the household. More often than not, it is a constant state of “guys night”….video games (for 6+ hours at a time), beer, and movies that totally gross me out (of the horror genre). Now let’s see here: I hate video games, can’t drink beer, and said horror movies don’t help my constant state of nausea. I usually end up in the bedroom….where I end up feeling pitifully lonely and sorry for myself.

We’re moving in May. The lease is up then, and obviously we need to focus on being a “family”. I’m not very patient. I want everything to be figured out. I want to know where I’m going to live. And I want to be able to prepare for this baby. I want to set up a nursery, buy baby clothes, all of that fun stuff. But most of all, I want us to establish our own little family. Things are about to change-big time. I think I realize that more than David does, at this point in time. He knows life will change, but I don’t think he grasps the enormity of it. He’ll no longer be able to do what he wants, when he wants to….and neither will I. A little tiny person will be calling the shots and it is our job to take care of him or her. Our careless days will be over and that’s a little bit scary. For me, my careless days have already ended. There’s obviously a lot of things I’ve had to change: no alcohol, no caffeine, less energy, sick every minute of the day, throwing up…. I think that’s why it has hit me a little bit more. I guess subconsciously I’m kind of resentful that he gets to keep doing everything he’s always done and I have to be miserable all the time. I know that’s irrational, and I would NEVER want to forbid him from doing something just because I can’t do it. He’s going to be an amazing father, I have no doubts of that….I just don’t think it’s as real to him as it is to me. The big issue is that it’s kind of hard to establish a family unit when you have someone else thrown into the mix. I realize they’ve been friends since middle school….but I haven’t been. Where he feels totally comfortable, I do not.

I want to clean my house, go away, and have it still be clean when I come home. I want to have everything arranged and decorated the way I want it. I’ve always been addicted to organizing, but I’ve kind of given up here. I spend all day getting things in order, and it stays clean for MAYBE a day. It drives me crazy….and the hormones make it worse. It just makes me more emotional, more overwhelmed, and more tired.

I know all of this will pass. Two and a half more months (that are passing way too slowly) and this place will be history. David and I will have our family. He can go out and hangout with friends….but our home will not have a “bachelor pad” atmosphere. Family will become more important than it has ever been….and I really like that.

We’re both SO excited about this baby….who we have dubbed Baby Boot if it’s a girl (since David calls me boot) or Baby Monkey if it’s a boy (since I call David Monkey). I will just be glad when this part is over and I can feel normal again. I didn’t mean to be so heavy in this post, but this is where I am right now….and I have to say, it feels good to finally be able to talk about it. I already feel better. 🙂

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Fill In the Blanks!

I decided to participate in “fill in the blank friday” this week. Yes, I realize it is Saturday and I am, in fact, a day late. Better late than never right?!

1.   The TV show/website that I watch/read that I would be embarrassed to tell anyone about is       I don’t really think I have an embarrassing answer for this. I am a sucker for reality shows (The Real Housewives, Tori and Dean, Teen Mom, etc.) but I’m not embarrassed about watching any of them. 

2.  An item of clothing that is worn and torn but that I love far to much to throw away is    I actually can’t think of anything. I’m big on throwing things out that I either don’t like anymore or just don’t wear. 

3.  My grocery store impulse buy is       It kind of depends on my mood and what I’m “craving” that particular day. Since I’ve been pregnant, I LOVE Gatorade. This might not sound that weird, but normally I can’t stand gatorade and I would never willingly pick it as my beverage of choice. I think it’s watery and would usually much rather drink water. I love it lately though….I’ve gone through so many bottles of it it’s ridiculous. My impulse buy at the grocery store yesterday (Gatorade aside) was Quaker Quakes Rice snacks (the cheddar cheese variety) and potato salad….also not something I normally “have” to have.

4.  Something I do at work to pass time that I wouldn’t want my co-workers to know about is   I would need a job to be able to answer this question. 🙂

5.  One thing in my life that I could give up, but never will is     coffee…mainly Starbucks. 🙂 I KNOW I’m capable of giving it up, because I haven’t had any in months (I’m staying away from all caffienated beverages….even though I know a cup a day probably wouldn’t hurt baby. Still not taking any chances) but let me tell you, as soon as I can have one….I want a white chocolate mocha! 🙂

6.  A little indulgence that I have is        chocolate milk. I’m trying to up my calcium intake these days, so some chocolate every once in awhile is a nice treat. 🙂

7.  The junk drawer/area in my house is       I can’t say there is a specific junk drawer, but the counter in the kitchen does get REALLY junky and it drives me INSANE. Let’s just say that a few months from now my house will look VERY different.

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Announcing Baby!

I have been awful at posting lately. I was trying to keep something under wraps for awhile and definitely didn’t want to blog about it. That, of course, led me to not blog very much because I pretty much only wanted to write about what I was I avoiding. Now I am giving myself permission to blog about it.

The day after Thanksgiving I found out that David and I are going to have a baby! I hadn’t been feeling well and that led me to take a pregnancy test. I am 16 weeks along now and well into the 2nd trimester. Time is FLYING and we still have so much to do!

I got to hear the baby’s heartbeat the other day and let me just say….there is nothing like it. It was an amazing moment for me and made the whole pregnancy thing feel more “real”. Things are going well so far. All of my bloodwork has been good….excellent actually. According to the midwife, I’m healthy as can be. I don’t do well with doctors (they make me nervous), but the whole process has been less scary than I thought it would be. The baby is due July 27th. That seems like forever away, but I know it will go SO fast. We have so much to do before then.

Our lease is up May 1st, so we will be moving out of the city. It’s just more practical for us to be in the suburbs with a baby. The main reason is parking. Parking in the city is EXPENSIVE. We need to be able to have our car with us so we can easily travel with the baby. My other must have is a washer and dryer. Lugging a laundry basket AND a baby to a separate laundry facility sounds like a nightmare. I’ve already found a place that I like, so we’ll see! Less than two months until we move and I can’t wait.

We also need to trade in David’s car. it’s a convertible and not exactly carseat friendly. Plus, while it isn’t an old car, it would need a lot of repairs. So we’re definitely on the lookout for a more family-friendly vehicle.

I’ve started a baby registry on Babies R Us. it just has the basics on there right now: carseat, crib, bouncer….things that aren’t dependent on the sex of the baby. We’ll get to find out in about a month whether the baby is a boy or girl. To say that I am dying to know, would be an understatement. I think it’s a girl. We have a LOT of girls in my family and there are a lot of girls in David’s family as well. Honestly, I don’t really have a preference as long as the baby is healthy. David would love for it to be a boy and that would definitely be fun. His brother already has a little girl, so it would be fun to have one of each. I still think it’s a girl though. I REALLY like our girl name and we’re still debating on a middle name for a boy (we have the first name picked). I can’t wait until I can pick out nursery decor and clothes. 🙂

So that is what has been consuming my life lately, and causing me to neglect my blogging. 🙂 We feel very blessed and are VERY excited to meet this baby. More to come!

 

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Excuse my pitiful blogging hiatus! I will be back later on today for a super exciting post. 🙂 Until then, here is “10 on Tuesday”! Go on over to Roots and Rings if you want to participate.

1. What’s your favorite kind of donut?
Old Fashioned Glazed….no question. I don’t have donuts often, but when I do that’s what I like.

2. Do you use the snooze button?
If I need to set an alarm, I use my cell phone. To be honest, I tend to wake up before the alarm even goes off. I seem to have an internal alarm clock.

3. Do you write in cursive, print, or a combination of the two?
Print. My cursive is pretty hideous.

4. Tell us a joke.
I’m not much of a “joke” person, so I don’t have any. I tend to be more sarcastic than anything else.

5. How many languages do you speak?
English

6. Why did you start blogging?
My boyfriend (the computer genius) got me back into it. I’ve blogged off and on since I lived in Chicago back when I was 20. My blogging has gotten much fancier though….he bought me my own domain and hosts my blog on his server. Let’s just say, I’m glad he knows technology….because I don’t!

7. Do you use bar soap or liquid body wash?
I use Ivory liquid body wash….I really like it. It’s simple and smells clean.

8. Do you buy bottled water?
Only if I’m out and about and want some water. Otherwise we use the Brita and our water bottles.

9. What did you think of the Super Bowl Half Time Show?
I didn’t like it. It sounded horrible, I have to say….and I normally like the Black Eyed Peas! It just went very wrong.

10. How do you feel about Steve Carell leaving The Office?

I’m a huge fan of the Office, but I have to say, I don’t really mind that Steve Carell is leaving. Michael’s character just isn’t as funny anymore. I’ve found that my favorites lately, have been the other characters. I think it’s time for something new. I’m hoping David will watch with me now….he can’t stand Steve Carell.

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