Monday, June 29, 2009
Michael has been amazing and has gone to all of my doctor's appointments with me. Somehow he comes up with questions that I can't even think of, but that I should be asking. When it comes time for me to weigh myself, he for some reason, does the same. And then complains about it later. He has actually made a few comments to the nurse and the doctor about how he's gained weight since I've been pregnant. Their answer to him is simple, "It's completely normal and most men do." I don't think he liked that answer to much. But hey, it's better than them saying, yeah bud, lay off that tub of ice cream and you won't feel like a tub of lard! To me, I seriously can't tell that he's gaining weight at all. I'm probably just focusing on my ever expanding belly and the fact that my feet have disappeared! :)
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Although so far I'm doing pretty good, the last few days I've felt like this. My energy is shot.
Seriously!! Is all I have to say about that!
I'm going to try reallllllllly hard to be nice! :)
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
I made this frame for a friend's son. His birthday is this weekend.
Little baby picture frame
I made this one for my sister and it is by far my favorite. I love the flowers!
If you like them and are interested, please feel free to ask me about them. I can always make you one. Let me know what theme you want, whether it's for a child, or for you! :)
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
30 Weeks and showing every inch of it!!
I get bigger when I breathe!
30 Weeks and 4 days
Michael and I started our parenting classes last week. So far we have just taken the Newborn Class. It went over such things as how to sponge bathe and bathe your baby when they first get home from the hospital. I realized how much stuff I had no clue about sitting in that class last week. When we got there, each couple sat next to a 'baby.' Michael chose the darkest baby in the class and said that it was the closest thing that was going to look like Davis. He's special. I won't be surprised at all if our baby looks absolutely nothing like me. Not like he's going to have blond hair and freckles. I said what if? Michael said, paternity test! It was rather amusing watching all of the guys diapering the dolls in class. Michael is such a sport and just goes along with everything. Tonight we go to our breastfeeding class. On the sheets of paper, it says husband need to go to this class. Michael jokingly asked, 'why? I'm not the one doing the breastfeeding.' My response, pointing to belly,'you did this to me. that's it!' If he actually has any complaints about these classes, he sure does a great job of keeping it to himself.
We are ALMOST done with Davis' room. Next month we are getting blinds and curtains and we just need to hang up pictures. I love his room. Just a few little touches here and there and we'll be done. I'm so excited!!
Michael organized his closet. I separated all of his little clothes :)
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Michael and I went to Italy for our honeymoon last year. Yes, I serioulsy want to move there. Two weeks just wasn't long enough and we are already thinking about how and when we can get away again. Send the kids to grandparents house! While we were in Italy though, I bought a journel and wanted to record as much as I could. I wrote about different things from the museums, people, the food, the amazing wine, churches, etc. I didn't want to forget anything and wanted to remember it forever. One of the entries I wrote was a letter to my children. I know it may sound weird, but it was short and to the point. I also didn't know that I would come back and one month later be pregnant. Maybe there is something in the wine :) This was my little letter:
Sitting in front of a cafe on a great day, writing in my journal
To My Children,
I'm sure this seems very odd to write to my nonexsisten children, but oh well. Within the next year or so, maybe I'll get lucky and you will be here. I am mainly writing this book for you, in hopes that someday you read it and understand our love for one another...maybe even get to know us a little better. Who knows! But, that's my corny wish! Know it wasn't easy for us to get here, but if you want something bad enough, you'll work as hard as you can to get it. Even if people tell you it's impossible. Never give up, if you fail, try harder. Follow your heart and fulfill your dreams! xoxo
While I would write, Michael would drink his espresso that he fell in love with...he's not even a coffee drinker!
Friday, June 12, 2009
1) Monthly PMS for nine months of weeping
I swear, I cry even more now at Hallmark commercials than I did before
2) If my boobs get any bigger, I can use them as floating devices- well, make that my entire body. I'm a buoy now
3) Lacy thongs for cotton tents- seriously! You can't make pregnancy lingerie sexy, so really, why try!
4) Sex for gas- I'm competing with my dog and my husband. Nice!
5) Can't take Advil, etc....but sure to take Benefiber in the morning
6) My lower back pain hurting sooooo bad, I'm almost convinced Davis is trying to find a way out back there
7) Taking walks around the neighborhood, I have my hands up in the air sometimes because I can feel my fingers starting to swell. Sure that looks interesting. Especially since I'm carrying no weights.
8) Trade sleeping for groaning. My 'Snoogle' pillow helps, but it doesn't work miracles.
9) My belly button is almost gone. I never thought I would have to wonder if I would have an outie. Now I'll have the belly, fat feet, hands, and belly button of a Cabbage Patch Kid!
10)Kickboxing for kick counts. I can barely get my leg up to kick the bag and even yoga is out of the question these days.
I'm sure I could keep going :)
That being said, I really hope he doesn't decide to keep on baking in there weeks after his due date!! But we can't wait though and are sooooooooo excited!!!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
I can't believe he's going to be that small!
The next day, we went out to exchange and return a lot of the stuff from the shower. Odd thing about it was that it was my birthday that day. Talk about a different feeling shopping for a baby on your birthday, especially when they aren't here yet! But I'm not going to lie, I loved every minute of it! I was so happy getting stuff for him that I felt like it was the best birthday. So we were in Target and were picking out mattresses for his crib. I couldn't just buy any mattress, you know!? So, what do I do? I pull all of the mattresses out, lay them on the ground, and proceed to lay on top of them. I mean come on, I have to think it's comfortable for him to think it's comfortable, right? Plus, I was wearing a dress which I'm sure was a nice sight when I was trying to get myself off of the ground! Michael didn't care a bit of course. He just stood there and laughed at me, saying 'only you!' But, of course!
Almost done with the furnitue! :)
That night, Michael and I went out to my favorite place for dinner at Fiore! YUMMM!!! We had such an amazing time. I really think this was one of my favorite birthdays in so many years. I would take just spending time with him over anything. But, it was still weird thinking what we would have done this time last year. After dinner, we would have sat at the bar for a couple of drinks, hung out for a bit, and then probably gone home. This year, we were done with dinner pretty early. It was still only about 8pm. So instead, we decided to rent a movie. After choosing our movies, the guy at the counter told me Happy Birthday! You get a free rental today! Michael and I started cracking up! I had a moment where I just felt 90 and needed to go put on a huge flannel gown or something. I didn't know you got a free rental on your birthday, probably because I've done anything but on my birthday!
At Fiore for my birthday :)
We talked on the way home about what we are most excited about, what we'll miss, things changing, and so forth. He's going to be such an amazing dad. As soon as we get home, I realize our dog had gotten into something, but didn't know what yet. He smelled of really weird beef jerky! OH LORD! What did he eat now?!? I find bits and pieces of a huge clove of garlic in the dining room, still wet from him slobbering all over it. Really? I should keep him with me at all times now to keep bugs away. I couldn't even be upset at all because I thought it was so funny. Dumb dog! Great. I'm going to have two toddlers in the house to watch over!
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
'Don't Drop the Baby' water balloon game. Hysterical!!
Soon to be Aunt Rachel and Aunt Emilee!!!
Friday, June 5, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
Davis and Daddy's first picture :)
A lot of women I've spoken to since I've been pregnant, really miss being pregnant themselves. I can only sit and wonder why. Don't get me wrong, I love being pregnant, but I'm not in love with it like a lot of other women are. I'll just say that I'm 'in like' with it. I love the fact that certain doctors were wrong and that Michael and I are blessed to be able to have a child, but I don't want to make a career out of being pregnant. Trust me, after Davis is born, I think I'll be rejoicing over no more back pain and so forth. With that being said, I am officially in the third trimester. Where has all of my energy gone? And more importantly, where did the time go? The second trimester was a breeze. I feel like now, I could sleep for hours a night and still want to take a nap the next day. I've read and heard this is completely normal, that the third trimester you are just drained and I'm really feeling it. I'm in SHOCK that we should be expecting Davis' arrival in less than 90 days. LESS THAN 90 DAYS! Wow! My life is in a whirlwind of change and I have never been more excited. Just the thought of an empty bedroom will soon occupy my newborn baby. Thanksgiving and Christmas this year I get to spend with my new son. This actually makes my heart melt and I feel like I'm going to cry. I stand in his doorway sometimes in his empty room just staring at, thinking how our household and lives are about to change forever. It thrills me to thinking about Michael being a father and knowing he is going to be absolutely amazing at it. I have never seen him so excited about anything. I love when he talks to my belly and tells Davis how much he loves him. He reads him little stories before we go to bed sometimes and always tells Davis goodbye before he leaves for work. I am so lucky to have that man in my life. God has truly, truly blessed me.
At the beginning of my pregnancy, I thought since I was still smaller, I would not 'waddle.' Hahahaha! This is only the beginning. When my back is hurting, I look like a penguin. If Michael and I are out in public and he's holding my hand, I have to pull him back because I can't walk that fast anymore. I got real excited the other day because I waddled around the neighborhood for an hour and a half, but then came to the realization that it was probably because I'm just slow! Oh well. I feel like I'm starting to go through the 'nesting' period and it's killing me not to set Davis' room up. Our baby shower is coming up this next weekend, so I'm trying to hold myself back. Yes, it's hard since I'm not the most patient person. So, since I have nothing else to do, I've been rearranging his stuff. It really isn't much at all, but I've been putting what clothes that I have bought him in stacks according to month. Michael makes fun of me, but I feel like I have to do something. I'm trying not to get in the kitchen and completely rearrange it just yet to make room for bottles and such. That's a big task that I'll take on, um, tomorrow.