Wednesday, December 31, 2008

It's Been A Week!

I can't believe it's been a week since I posted. Christmas was wonderful. My mom got us the crib for Lilly and my sister made her the cutest blanket and pillow set. We've spent most of the week cleaning out Lilly's room and trying to get things ready to paint. I never realized how much crap was in there! Our house guests have moved out and we've moved all the furniture to the basement.

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

Merry Christmas Eve to All...

I can't believe it's already Christmas Eve! I'm so happy to have all my wrapping done (I finished last night around 9:30) and all I have to do now is sort out what gifts go to which house with us. I was even smart and saved all our boxes and big bags this year to pack them in!

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

Feeling Good

I have to say I've been feeling great! With the exception of some aches and pains. Mentally I'm feeling great! I'm excited for Christmas, especially being that I have everything pretty much done and ready. I'm not stressing over anything! All my wrapping will be done by tomorrow night when B is at bowling (his is the only stuff left, and there are only a few of them)! Then Wednesday night I have to sort all the gifts based on what house we are taking them to, but that's not the hard part, finding something to take them in is always the pain is the butt! One last stop today to get some picture frames and a shirt for my dad and we're all set!

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

21 Weeks

Well I'm 21 weeks today and strangly excited. I haven't been excited about counting the weeks in quite a while, but today is different. Maybe because now I feel like I'm starting to count down, instead of up?

I found out last night that baby girl doesn't like Chinese food. She woke up and started kicking like normal, but instead of the normal area she was kicking my cervix. This hurts mommy little one. I promise not to eat chinese if you promise to stop kicking there...
Other than that, not much going on. We are getting a "BIG" snow storm today. We're expecting 10-14 inches by midnight. Most of it coming this afternoon, around evening commute time. Yeah, but in good news, today is the last Friday before the holiday break at work. What's the big deal in that you ask? Well, it's a pregnant ladies dream come true... our engineering department (the one I'm in) has what we call a Holiday Luncheon. It really isn't a luncheon though. It's constant grazing all day! Everyone brings in a dish to pass and we basically eat all day. Want to know some of the wonderful foods? Well, I'm going to tell you anyway... Strawberry truffle cake, spicy taco dip, buffalo chicken dip, rye boat, peanut butter balls, goulash, and the list goes on and on. Oh I can't wait to start eating!!!
So that's about it for me today. Nothing to complain about and happy the weekend is almost here! Oh yeah and we are almost certain to have snow for Christmas this year! Besides the storm today we are expected to get one every other day until Wednesday!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

So Excited!

First I want to say Congratulations to my friend Heather who just had her little girl! She doesn't have a blog for me to link to, but she's been great support for me while TTC and worrying about a miscarriage. Congrats B and Heather!!!

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

Sleep and not much else...

Yes, I got some sleep last night!!! I went to bed at 9 and didn't wake up until 5:30! Well not completely, I got up 5 times to go to the bathroom, but it never took me long to fall back to sleep! I actually feel awake today!

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

Random Stuff

Losing my mind ~ you know when you are trying to get pregnant and it's frustrating you and you hear these pregnant women complaining about "pregnancy brain" you just laugh and think "whatever". Well I have come to the conclusion that it really does exist. I'm not really complaining about it cause if that's the worst thing effecting me right now, I'm doing great! But the fact that I now heavily rely on spell check because I can't remember how to spell simple words like niece (is it ie or ei?) or remember my poor niece's name just drives me insane some times. B cracked up the other day when I asked him how to spell niece. See normally I'm a very good speller and he is constantly asking me.

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

Half Way There!!!

First thing first...

The u/s was great, but it would have been better if I hadn't had to sit in the waiting room for a half hour. The orange juice I drank worked, but wore off before they started the u/s. Everything is measuring on schedule, but she is currently breach. My midwife said she has plenty of time to turn around and I'm sure she does, but her butt was stuck down in the smallest part of my uterus making her legs squish together. After explaining this the tech all of a sudden said "I have to go, I'll be back." It had me worried, so while she was gone B and I had a talk with baby. I sat up and tried pushing on my belly a little. Well it worked. She moved just enough to get a glimpse. I'll post some pictures at the end.
Then after the u/s we went and got our Christmas tree!!! I might decorate it today being that I took the day off to go shopping and can't go any where cause the roads are so bad. After bringing the tree home we went to register for baby stuff. It was fun. I'll post the bedroom stuff in another post.

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.
Well I think that's about it for now. I'm tired, but I have a lot of things I can get done if I'm not going shopping today.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

So Exciting

So today's post is on the total opposite end of the spectrum from yesterday. The most amazing thing happened last night. . . I felt the baby move from the outside!!! I felt it a few times and then I called B in the room and he felt it too! The little one kicked 4 or 5 times, it was amazing. B only got to feel it once and I said "did you feel it?" He says "Well I think so, something moved." All I could think was "Well what else is going to make my stomach move like that? I just can't believe it, I've been waiting for it to happen and it finally did. I really thought I was going to be a good 22 weeks before that happened.

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

Rants and More Rants

Well my weekend started off terrible! Friday night B was a JERK. He had his "Christmas Party", everyone he worked with met at the bar. Some party, anyway the plan was he wasn't going to stay long so I was to go shopping and pick him up at 6:30, then we were going to go to dinner. Well at 6:30 I go to pick him up and he decides he's having fun. And everyone wanted to go to a different bar to get pizza and wings. It was right down the road so I said ok. On the way I told him I don't plan on being out late. So we're at the other bar for like 2 hours and it's 9 and me and his bosses wife are bored. And I start not to feel good. Of course B is feeling great after shots and who knows how many beers. Well his coworkers start talking about going to another bar. He says to me "want to go?" And I was shocked. I had just got done telling him I wasn't feeling well and that I wanted to go home. So then he says well I can get a ride home. Well it might have been selfish of me, but I basically made it very clear to everyone there that I was mad and he should be coming home with me. I told him it was up to him to decided what he wanted to do. He says "well I don't want you to be mad at me." So I said "Well you probably shouldn't go then." Well he decided to go, until I called him and said "Why can't you just come home?" Of course after that he was the biggest jerk ever. Saying things just to hurt my feelings. Telling me that my mom was going to have to pay $100 for venison and how if I didn't get the futon moved by the time he was done hunting Saturday that he was going to smash it and all this other crap. It really hurt. All cause he doesn't know when enough is enough. And of course Saturday morning he didn't remember most of it.

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

I Can't Believe It!

There's a few things actually.

First off, I'm 19 Weeks! I just never imagined I'd make it this far. In a week I'll be half way there. The time now feels like it's flying by. It certainly doesn't seem like it's been 4 months since I found out. And by this time next week we'll hopefully know if our little peanut is a boy or girl! Keeping fingers crossed Peanut won't keep it's legs crossed! Also in pregnancy news, last night when I rolled over in bed I put my hand on my belly and I was able to feel where the baby was! It was so amazing. But of course then baby moved and B didn't get to feel it.
In other "I can't believe it" news, I got my Christmas bonus this morning. I was for sure with the way the economy is we wouldn't be getting much this year, but it is substantially larger than last years and that makes me sooo happy! We really need it now. And B will be getting his tonight too. Of course his company is having a "Christmas Gathering" if that's what you want to call it. The guys are all meeting at the bar around 4:30 for drinks. Some party, come to the bar and spend your bonus on drinks! I told B that whatever his bonus is, is what he has to spend on me for Christmas. I hope I made the right choice in saying that!
Well I don't think there is much else today. Oh except one last thing...

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

Hump Day

I'm so glad this week is about half over. Well, I'm glad until I start thinking about the fact that it's one less week I have to do Christmas shopping and what not. Do you know how many people I've bought for? 1! Do you know how many people I know what I'm getting them? 4 and that's only because they are all getting the same general thing. I just have no ambition this year. I can't wait to wrap, cause I love that part, but I have no idea what to buy. Not to mention we don't have much to spend, I don't even know if we are getting bonuses this year.

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!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Stupid Bowling!

Ok, so first, yesterday was only OK over all. The game sucked! B got drunk and stupid, and we sat in the rain through a 10-3 loss. Not fun! The only thing that made it fun was having my best friend there that I haven't seen since finding out I was pregnant. I miss her so much some times.
Today I was all excited because my MIL sent me an email and wants to buy me this stroller:

A girl she works with has it and loves it. Said it's much easier to maneuver than the 4 wheel and it now fits the Graco Sung Ride and Safe Seat infant seats. Which is what I want. I think this one matches pretty nicely.

But B and I said that we would like to go and try out some of the 3 wheeled ones cause we haven't used them first. So B and I plan that after the BIG u/s next week we'll go out and start registering. Well later I realize that our appointment is on a Tuesday, he bowls on a Tuesday. My appointment was at 1 and the chances of me getting out of there much before 3 are slim to none and he gets picked up for bowling at 5:30. Meaning the only place we could go is Walmart and well there isn't much there I want to register for. So I called and tried to reschedule my appointment for this Friday or Monday. Well of course the soonest they have is next Thursday at 8:30. UGH, that's another 2 days! I don't want to wait that long. But at least on the plus side I'll be able to spend the whole day celebrating with B. It's just so darn frustrating. I HATE bowling!!!