Wednesday, December 31, 2008
My MIL and I went shopping Monday and got some great deals. We bought two bags worth of clothes for Lilly for $28. It was a consignment shop and everything is in great shape! It looks like it was never warn. I also got a good deal at Old Navy on some maternity shirts too. 3 shirts for $6 a piece.
Nothing much else going on. I took the tree down Monday night because the stupid thing fell over. Scared the crap out of me and broke some ornaments. Oh well, at least it's done now. I still have some stuff to take down, but I don't have the ambition. OK, back to Lilly's room...
Happy New Year everyone!
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
I'm excited, only 4 more hours of work and then I'm off for a week! The only part that sucks is that B clicked ok on some stupid Antivirus thing on my laptop and now the stupid thing doesn't work right. It's trying to block everything on the Internet. Ugh, and it isn't showing up so I can uninstall anything. I guess I'll just try deleting the files when I get home and see if that works.
Not much else really going on. I'll get on my old desk top if I have to and put up some pictures of the things Lilly gets for Christmas.
I hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday!
Monday, December 22, 2008
My physical pains aren't really that bad, just slightly inhibiting. I can tell my pelvis is widening because it was very painful Saturday while walking around the mall. Especially my hip and lower back. And then yesterday I keep getting a sharp pain on the inside of my thigh, but it seems to be gone today. B was great about it and made me rest. He actually yelled at me when I protested because laundry needed to be done. May sound weird but I liked it.
Oh yeah and Buffalo finally won another game yesterday!!! And Lilly seems to be getting used to all the yelling that Mommy does. I'm glad I read that babies that hear things like dogs barking and loud noises while in the womb tend to sleep through it better when they are born. Cause she'll definitely be at football with us and well, there's no quieting us down!
Hope you are all enjoying things like I am today! And if you want a good laugh head on over to my good friend Cindy's blog!
Friday, December 19, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
I'm so excited for the holiday to get here and be gone. Besides Thanksgiving it's one of my favorite days of the year. We get to see everyone and they're all in such a good mood! And I hate opening the gifts cause I just love a Christmas tree with pretty presents sitting under it. But this year I think most of my excitement comes from wanting to buy stuff for my little Lillian. See at this point my mom has hinted that she may be getting the crib for us for Christmas so I don't want to run out and buy one until I know. And I feel so rushed right now. Lilly's room is a disaster with her father's hunting stuff and my clothes and extra computers that we never use. Well that's not true, we use the one because it's the only one with a printer. So at the moment I feel really unorganized and the week after Christmas is when every thing is going to get started. I have the week off and we are going to get some major work done!
And of course our house guests are contributing to the fact that nothing is getting done because their "room", our basement, is where the computer and desks and stuff are going. And they should be moving out the week after Christmas too! Not that they are moving far, they rented the apartment right below us! Right now B is helping them with the cleaning and work that needs to be done before they move in, but based on what B says the plan is, they should be done with the next week or so. Oh I just can't wait to get started. I should really be working, but I think I may work on my registry a little this morning!
Happy Hump Day everyone!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Besides that there isn't much going on really. I'm excited to be almost done with my Christmas shopping! I only have 2 people left to shop for, leaving B with 3 people including me. And I'm so excited to give him his presents! That's my favorite part of Christmas, watching other people's faces when they open your gift. I told B last night I can't wait to give him his stuff and he says "I don't know why, I didn't tell you I wanted anything." My response, "That's the best part!"
Being that I don't have much else to write about, I want to ask what your holiday traditions are. B kind of upset me this last weekend because he thinks my family's tradition is stupid and I want to know what you all think. *He's never been into Christmas. Even as a child he wouldn't get up and he'd tell him mom "The presents will be there at 10 when I want to get up."*
Ok, so my tradition: We always opened our stockings, then went and got cookies and hot coco, and coffee. Then one person plays Santa. Each person gets a gift and then we open them one by one. Showing everyone what we got and thanking the person who got it for us. It takes a bit longer, but I love watching everyone's faces and knowing that everyone knows what gifts I got for them. I think it promotes appreciation and thoughtfulness.
B's tradition: (His sister was allowed to open her stocking while waiting for B to get out of bed, sometimes she had to wait 4 hours!) They would pass out all the gifts and then open them all at once.
You see B doesn't like my tradition because he says it takes too long and we spend so much more time at my mom's than anywhere else because of the way we do things (1, that's not true, we spend just as much time at his uncle's with his family and 2, starting next year the only house we are going to is his uncle's, we are asking everyone else to come to us.) The part I don't understand is that B doesn't like Christmas because he thinks it's too commercialized. The way I see it, my tradition takes some of the commercialization out of it. It makes you appreciate the time and thought that some one else put into buying something for you. And in my experience with his tradition, the kids don't even know who got them what. I hate the thought of my children not thanking the people that gave them a gift.
Now that this has turned into a really long post, I'll get to my point. We were talking about how our own family tradition will be and we kind of argued. We have eliminated most travel and we like the idea of doing "our Christmas" on Christmas eve and having Christmas day be about the kid(s). Besides that we can't agree on anything. I think we should do things like my family, especially to teach appreciation and if we aren't doing "Our Christmas" that day, it won't take as long. But B wants to do it his way.
So here's my questions:
1) What's your tradition?
2) Do you think I'm wrong for insisting that we do things the way my family has?
Any help is much appreciated, and suggestions on how we could combine the two would be great too! I know we have a whole year to figure it out, but it really hurt when he said "Your tradition is just stupid."
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sleeplessness ~ This has become a major issue in my mind, but not so much physically... yet. Saturday night I went to sleep around 9:30 and woke up about 1. I lay in bed for 45 minutes tossing and turning and decide to get up and watch TV on the couch. I didn't want to wake B cause he was getting up early to hunt. Well finally around 5 I start to doze off again. But that was when B woke up, realized I was gone and panicked. He came looking for me and scolded me for not just staying in bed and turning on the TV, I can't win. So anyway, he took me back into bed and rubber my back to help me fall asleep. Then he got up to let the dogs out. I still couldn't sleep. I think around 7 I finally fell back asleep for 2 hours, if that, and it was restless sleep. I never napped all day and still had trouble falling asleep last night. Finally around 11 I think I passed out, only to wake up 5. I'm tired and yawning now, but I don't think I could actually sleep if I laid down. I thought this wasn't supposed to come until the 3rd trimester when you're so uncomfortable?
The Nursery ~ Here is a picture of the nursery bedding we've picked out. I just love the pink and white and different textures. I think we might go with paint the color of the green in the blanket, but we haven't decided yet. Let me know what you think...
Well I now have lots of updating to do on my blog design. Maybe I'll do some work today too...
Friday, December 12, 2008
Once we got home B got a call from one of our friends. His wife had been in the hospital all day. Earlier this week she was diagnosed with kidney stones, then yesterday she went to the hospital with severe headaches. They gave her a spinal tap and determined after that she had a brain aneurysm (sp?). This meant that she needed to be transferred to a hospital 60 miles away. Well her DH was in no shape to drive, especially being that the roads were terrible. So B said he would drive him being that he was coming home after he knew she was ok and settled in so he could take care of their girls. Well I didn't sleep well cause B didn't get home until 5:30 this morning. It was very frustrating, I was worried he'd be in a terrible accident or something. He said they had to go 30mph all the way home on the highway this morning. a normally 45 min trip took them an hour and a half.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Not much else going on, I finished all the decorating last night except the tree, which we still don't have! I swear I'm going to move those damn recliners by myself! I did talk B into giving them to our house guests when they move out though. We really have no need for them especially when we are going to need room for a pack-n-play in the living room.
OK so that's about it.
Monday, December 8, 2008
So I spent most of Saturday by myself which gave me time to think about what happened Friday night. Which made me so mad most of the day. I did manage to clean out some more boxes from the basement though and get a bunch of Christmas shopping done. I've condensed 4 boxes from the basement into 2! And I only have a few people left to shop for! When B came home he was all sweet and lovey. Not in a suck up way, but in his normal way and it felt so good that after telling him he was a jerk the night before and that we will be talking about it, I let it go for a while. I didn't want to ruin what I needed at the moment. He even watched Christmas movies with me! He never watches Christmas movies.
Sunday was full of frustration. Our futon was supposed to be picked up at 10am, but the kid never showed up til 2pm. And because of that we couldn't get our tree. We needed futon 1 gone, so we could move futon 2 to it's location so we can move the recliners from the living room to where futon 2 was. That way we'd have room for the Christmas tree. Not that any of you really cared about that. So I was a little upset cause now I have to wait til probably Wednesday. Also as I was putting up the rest of our decorations I started getting weak and dizzy. I'd have to lay down every few minutes so I didn't pass out. Oh and the Bills lost, once again. Terrible coaching! On the plus side, we got our stroller! Maybe I'll put it together tonight or tomorrow.
As for today, besides the cold it's going pretty good. I swore I was going to get work done today being that I'm only working a 3 day week, but I haven't. Well that's not totally true, I've gotten more than usual done, just not as much as I hoped.
My belly has been feeling much fuller lately, kinda heavy and starting to feel stretched. And my stretch marks are gross. Nice and purple. DH was nice and tried to say they looked like dark veins, but you can't fool me!
Don't forget, only two more days to vote on Boy or Girl!
Friday, December 5, 2008
My ass looks huge in this picture! The first on is this week and the second is last week. I can totally see a difference in the bottom of my belly! Oh and I also noticed I'm starting to have visible stretch marks around my hip bones. But I've had these a while from my up and down weight over the last few years. So there you have it, week 19 and counting.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
On the plus side of things these day, last night I started going through a few boxes in our basement. I figure if I go through 2 a night I'll have it done in no time. And the two I went through last night were a piece of cake. The first one had mostly my mom's stuff in it so I'm returning it to her (I swear she just wanted me to store things for her when I moved out). And the second was a box of already sorted garbage that never got thrown away last time!
Here's a question for you, do you keep old diaries?
Also on a happy note, my MIL ordered the stroller! I'm really excited to get it now.
Only 9 days left to vote on the sex of the baby!