Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A little bit of this and that

I have once again fallen behind with my blog. I've been a little tired and busy lately. Most of you know what is going on with my leg. I appreciate all the prayers. It still hurts constantly but the good news is, it is shrinking. I go Thursday for what will be my third ultrasound on the spot. I am hoping for a good report so I can begin to rest easy again. I wouldn't say my pregnancy has been difficult just a few hiccups along the way. I can't believe I'm almost 36 weeks! Time has flown and drug by all at the same time (if that makes any sense at all).
I have been busy with trying to get last minute things done around the house and organzing all these wonderful gifts from friends and loved ones. I am very grateful for all the love Ryan, Aubree, and myself have received.
Nerves have definetly set in. I am about to be a mom and I have no idea what to do! I'm trying not to stress about the delivery and how all that will happen, but it is on my mind a lot! We have the rest of our child birth class this Saturday, as well as a tour of the hospital. It will cover infant care.
I have so much to look forward too! I can't wait to hold her, kiss her, and love her to pieces. God is so good!

Thank you for your continous prayers!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

33 weeks-a little late

This post is late….and no pics this time. I guess I’ve been busy!
How far along? 33 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 13 lbs.
Maternity clothes? Yes!
Stretch marks? Nope.
Best moment this week: Breastfeeding class and baby shower hosted by my dear friends.
Miss Anything? Still carbs and sleep!
Movement: All day and night
Food cravings: Sweets
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope.
Have you started to show yet: Yes of course

Gender: Girl!
Labor Signs: Nope.
Belly Button in or out? Almost flat...still holding strong
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy :)
Looking forward to: Finishing the nursery even more and showers!

This is from my preggo app and it cracked me up!
If only you’d known you were going to trade…
-monthly PMS for nine months of weeping
-Lacy thongs for cotton tents
-Sex for gas
-Zinfandel for warm milk
-Birth control for laxatives
-Going to the gym for getting up to pee
-Your waist for a hot-air balloon
-Kickboxing for counting kicks
-Your innie for an outie-a way-outie
-Sleeping for groaning
-Freedom for the most intense love you’ve ever known

Saturday, February 11, 2012

I always want what I can't have

...and I hate that about myself. I have struggled with contentment my whole life. Always wanting the next best thing. Some type of improvement in my life. I get so frustrated with myself. Even being pregnant I couldn't wait for the first trimester to be over so I could begin the second, the second so I could start the third, and now the third so I can hold my baby. Everyone says slow down and enjoy this time, you'll miss feeling her kick. And I know head wise this is all accurate and I will look back and wish I would have. The heart is where I struggle. I want a cheeseburger because I can't have it. I want wine everyday because I'm not supposed to have it. What a twisted thought process I have going on. I know that if I could have either of those (and trust me the list is much longer) this wouldn't be an issue. I wouldn't think about it like I do now. I want a bigger house when mine is perfectly liveable for our size now. I want a better job with more pay or no job at all so I can stay home. Messed up huh!
I'm always looking toward the next moment, the next month, the next event rarely allowing myself the priveledge of fully participating and embracing the happenings right before me.
I'm probably not alone in this or at least I hope not (not that I hope you are like this too) but if I am alone in this that means I have a lot of struggles to endure alone.
The point of this post is unclear to me...am I venting or asking for praying in my struggle. Let's go with both for the heck of it. Help me. Pray for me. Give me advice if you so choose. Help me cling to this verse "Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, 'I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you.'" Hebrews 13:5
In closing, I just have to ask...is there anyone else out there?

Sunday, February 5, 2012

32 Weeks

How far along? 32 weeks, 3 days
Total weight gain/loss: 12 lbs.
Maternity clothes? Yes, pants and most shirts!
Stretch marks? Nope.
Best moment this week: Finishing most of her nursery and her first homemade gift from mommy! Pics to come!
Miss Anything? CARBS, SWEETS! A stinkin' cheeseburger
Movement: All day and night
Food cravings: Only now because I'm limited to lots of healthy stuff. This week I wanted pizza, a cheeseburger, and enchiladas
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope.
Have you started to show yet: For sure..Last week I was called a butterball and today was told I have a basketball! But everyone is super sweet telling me nice compliments!

Gender: Girl!
Labor Signs: Nope.
Belly Button in or out? Almost flat.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy :)
Looking forward to: Our baby shower! Yay!

And the rest of our comprehension childbirth class. I learned a lot yesterday, most I didn't want to know. I feel more nervous now than I did before the class in some aspects!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Waddle, Waddle, Shake it, Shake it

This momma is waddle waddlin’, while princess is shake shakin’ it! Holy Moly this girl can move! I amazed very day at how much more active she is becoming. I love it! I’ll be honest it is interfering with some much needed sleep! I can deal with that though because it is reassuring feeling her and knowing it’s all good in her hood! Last night was one of the sweetest preggo moments I’ve had. We laid down in bed and Ryan was talking to Aubree. He had his face on my belly and she kept kicking him in the cheek. He loved it. He decided we needed to sing to her (you may think it’s corny..I don’t). As we sang it felt as if she was directing us. Every limb was going crazy. Sister did not calm down at all! Every time I woke up to potty she was still going at it. Now I’m sure she was probably still during some parts of the time but it honestly didn’t feel like it. This made it extremely hard to get up this morning! I felt like I’d been hit by a freight train! I wouldn’t trade for anything and drank 2 cups of coffee to get me through the day! She also stuck her rear end out at us last night. Already a lil’ stinker! Today marks 32 weeks! 8 to go and I am running out of room! My ribs are crushed! I keep trying to figure out how this is going to last for 8 more weeks with all the growing she has left to do. It should be interesting!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Nesting in FULL mode

I didn't really ever think it would happen like this...Just decide in brief moment that things need to change around this house. But that is what happened. Today. I ordered closet organizers and bought baskets to reorganize. I started with our bathroom. Here are the before pictures (and yes I am embarrassed I ever let it get this way):

After a little work and purging this is what I came up with to fix this mess of a bathroom!

Not perfect, but good enough!
More rooms to come!

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