Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
On a lighter note, I washed my cell phone on Sunday (mmmm, smells like Downy!). Michael to the rescue as always. Then yesterday Michael went to work out. By the time he got home I had locked my keys in my car, messed up my new phone's keyboard and the internet wouldn't work. Michael looked at me and smiled. He told me that I was becoming a full time job. Normally I would be offended but it is soooo true! When did I become such a liability??? We had a good laugh and then Michael once again fixed everything.
I am now at Wal-Mart about to stock up on lots of things. (You may wonder why I'm blogging at Wal-Mart. They have a Dunkin Donuts! I'm watching the news, drinking decaf and eating an egg white, flatbread...fine, and an apple fritter). I downloaded an app for blogger and decided to test it out. Hopefully it works! They say it is good to walk so I'm trying to stay active and might as well walk with a purpose even if it is an Wal-Mart. (OK, posting at Wal-Mart didn't work but it saved it and I was able to publish when I got home. Groceries are expensive right now...I set my all time record!)
Lastly, several people have asked me where we are delivering, which is Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. It's about a mile north of the Tollway and George Bush...off Parker. I'll let ya know when we get there if it is before April 5th!
Lastly, lastly some lady just sat down next to me and broke out Wal-Mart bought sushi. The smell is disgusting! I'm eating donuts and she's eating sushi. I gots to go on that note!
Monday, March 28, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
It has been the biggest pleasure of my life to get to know you for the last nine months. How fun is it that I got to carry you around all the time all protected and cared for in my belly? Your Daddy and I explored all sorts of options for starting a family. I asked God over and over again to please allow at least one time to get to be pregnant. And He did!
Our pregnancy time together has been very easy and full of life. One thing that I swore that I'd do from the time I found out I was pregnant with you was to enjoy every minute. I can't say that I've completely honored that promise as life is very busy and there are still daily trials and stresses to be dealt with but every day at some point, I have thanked God for you.
There have been so many exciting things to do to get everything ready for you! We decorated your nursery; installed your car seat; read books about pregnancy and some about what you might be like when you are born; we took child birthing and breastfeeding classes; Daddy and I had quiet time with you in the evenings and mornings and just waited and rejoiced in your movements which may be the simplest yet most phenomenal thing we've ever experienced; we were celebrated by friends; YOU were celebrated by friends; you've had future friends born; I've torn the house apart getting ready for you because I'm so anxious to meet you; we've talked about you constantly; we took a baby-moon vacation; I worked until the 3rd trimester started; we took lots of pictures of me "growing" and as a result, you growing; I kept a list of pregnancy ailments that no matter how much I enjoy being pregnant must be mentioned for humor and sympathy!; we've enjoyed more laughter than ever about the smallest things; and we have lived a whole 9 months of life with a greater purpose.
But, never, in all this chaos were you anything less that the most important thing in our lives. The two ways your Daddy and I have done this is by attending to our marriage so that you are brought into a household that is happy with an abundance of love for you, me and Daddy. And, I have tried to take care of you and me everyday with some help from Daddy.
We are expecting you any day now. I plan on keeping pictures, video and writing about all your firsts while you are a baby and toddler. Then you'll begin to make your own memories as you get older. I just want you to know that there was a time, before you'll ever remember, that you are loved, wanted and regarded as a answer to a prayer.
In fact as you grow up, I'm going to remind you of those three things. Because they will quite simply be in effect as long as I am your Mom.
We are ready to meet you, raise you and love you!
Friday, March 25, 2011
Nesting, as defined by Olivia, is insanity. It's wanting to soak the dogs every 5 minutes (they've all had baths this morning). They have grooming appointments the day before my induction date to "be pretty for baby". Everything is spotless. My cleaning lady now comes once per week instead of every other week. The laundry is done. The fridge is cleaned out. All bedding is dry cleaned. Now I'm just picking this place apart piece by piece. It's crazy, I know. It's like the dog about to give birth and moves around the bedding/wood chips for hours right before her pups are born. I've decided there is just nothing I can do about it as I've tried to chill out. We do have dinner out with the Browns tonight so that will be good and distracting. And I have some errands to run so I'm just getting out of here this afternoon to avoid my mind. :)
Our spring cleaning extravaganza (see last post) went well yesterday except they wanted to take the couches outside to clean because they were worried about damaging the hardwoods. Apparently they haven't heard about dropclothes, but what-ev. I told the cleaner just leave it but he insisted...until the sleeper part fell out of the couch and straight into the front door. It took a chunk of wood out. So we have to get that repaired. They've been really responsive so that is good.
Things still left to do...
-Go to the grocery store to stock up on "stuff".
-Go buy a new tube top bra from Francesca's. My "area" hurts there and those tube tops work great for around the house. I hate bras if you didn't already know that. Those sleep bras that you can buy are awful! Tube tops are much better.
-Get the dry cleaned bedding put back on my bed.
-Put sheets on pack-n-play (don't want to do this until we leave for hospital so it doesn't get dirty in our bedroom since the dogs sleep in there).
-Whatever else I dream up.
I hope anyone who reads this has a good laugh instead of sending over a psych analysis to my house...truly, I will go back to the girl who has to "pick up quickly" when I hear someone is dropping by. I actually like her better too. :)
Thursday, March 24, 2011
I decided to share my blog publicly on FB yesterday and have had some wonderful feedback. I went back and read over some early entries. It's still very fresh. I realized as I was reading over it that I really left some gaps in the last 1.5 years, but such as life. I left a lot of gaps in the pregnancy account too. If you can't tell, I'm trying to make up for lost time with all the recent posts since I know it will be all about Reid when he gets here!
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Mike and Thomas
Mike and I also went to the smoke shop today to buy cigars. We unwrapped them and put "It's a Boy!" stickers on them. I mean, we must have cigars, right???
As far as pregnancy symptoms - as a side note, are they even symptoms at this point? It's more just like life as I know it. But anyhoo:Cravings: SWEETS. Anything with major sugar in it. I could lie and say "but I'm not giving in"...but I am. I am eating like a mad woman. I am like a bottomless pit. Starving like never before. I know I need to slow down as it has an effect on Reid too but willpower is hard to come by right now.
Weight: About 30 lbs gained.
Figure: Totally hilarious. I could have never imagined how big this belly would get, but it's fun. My back and butt are all square too. I forgot to take a 36 week picture but will take a 37 week as soon as I'm presentable. Probably Friday night when we have dinner with the Browns.
Ailments: I hurt all over. It's probably worst in my hips and ribs. I think it's just from stretching getting ready to deliver this big 'ole baby.
Fun part: Michael being home and unable to travel. I've forgotten what it is like to have a hubby home every night. We just sit around and stare at each other because we're so ready to meet this little boy, but it is still cool. We love feeling Reid move, although his movements now do cause some discomfort. He's strong!
In general: I feel like the luckiest woman on earth!
Monday, March 21, 2011
It was perfect! It's weird to analyze photos of yourself, but looking at these, I see a true happiness in my face. I hope when Reid is older he won't think it is too much of a drag to go through old photos with his dear old mom. I want to show him these - the first party in his honor!
Monday, March 14, 2011
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Well, if you want to see baby and mom grow, see below! I started with the most current photo which was taken yesterday at 34 weeks (March 4th)! Little Reid got a good report on Monday, February 28th. He's right on target for growth to be extra large and heartbeat sounded great. He's settled way-down-low. I think he's going to be super long since I can feel him way down and then get kicked in the ribs at the same time! He's already the overachiever in both height and weight! I just try not to think about how that effects the exit strategy! :)
Today marks the 1 month countdown until induction day, April 5th! OMG!