Sunday, January 22, 2012

Nesting, nesting,nesting

Im 37 weeks and 3 days
This weekend we ran up to the cities to return a frame to IKEA that was too big before the baby gets here. For some reason, we decided to be brave and let Owen wear underwear. I was a nervous wreck on the way up there. Our first stop was an estate sale. Ian and day went in while Owen and I hung out in the car. They came back with a pile of books and a couple of other trinkets. Ian was happy with his books but a little shocked at how much it cost him. Oh, Owen was still dry!
Our next stop was lunch! Nothing fancy, just Chili's. We stopped off at Target and I got Ady some much needed shoes! Two pairs, one dress and one everyday pair, for only $11!! Score!! We also picked her up a new bookbag. I had a very very hard time walking past a new quilt for our bed. The one on our bed has been there since we got married. I'm ready for a change!
See, that's been my thing lately. Change. Last weekend we went to Ikea for some frames because well, we had some stuff to frame. Ian thought I was half crazy, but I had a piece of scrapbook paper that I wanted to frame. I love it! It's in our living room and looks so good!
Anyway, back to this weekend. We finished up at Target and headed for Ikea. Holy cow. What a zoo! We returned our frame and headed into the madness. Now I could easily spend all day in there but with a husband and two tired kids in tow, it was a quick trip. We picked up a new lamp for the nursery, some light bulbs, and a little footstool for Owen.
When we got home, I set about putting scrapbook paper on letters for the nursery. No, I won't show you pictures mom. :) you'll just have to wait like everyone else.
Today I woke up with the strongest urge to paint the office. I want to paint it gray and put up orange and cream curtains. Sadly, I dont have any paint on hand nor do I think I could have convinced Ian painting was a good way to spend the day. Ha ha. Instead I made waffles for breakfast. Then cleaned the kitchen. Ian put the crib together for me and we put up the nails for her name to be hung. I got the guest room ready and did laundry. Also, Ady and I went to the store and JoAnn Fabrics to get a pillow for another project I'm wanting to do. I don't remember the last time I had this much energy!!
Maybe it's a sign? I'll go into labor a little bit early??? Please??

Oh and Ian made a great dinner tonight... Actually we all helped, but Ian did most of it. He made baked ziti with homemade breadsticks. The breadsticks were great!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Rants of a 37 week pregnant lady

In lieu of my semi-usual weekly pregnancy update, I'm just going to vent a little bit here. Being 37 weeks pregnant, i think I deserve that. :)

  • I hate pants. They are evil and uncomfortable. Everyday I can't wait to get home and put on comfy pj pants or my yoga pants.
  • Same goes with bras. hate them. Can't wait to remove it when I get home.
  • I'm over being pregnant. Yup. I'm done. Ian keeps telling me we need to have more. No way. This lady is done!!
  • I'm so sick of my back hurting and not being able to sleep well at night. I can't wait to be able to move easily again!
  • Picking things up off of the floor...yeah, not happening. A business card has been on the floor next to my desk all week simply b/c I can't bend over to pick the dumb thing up. Good grief.
Ok, I'll say a few good things.
  • Best money I've ever spent has been on a bi-weekly cleaning service during this pregnancy. It has been such a life saver to not have to worry about cleaning the house on top of everything else in life. 
  • And I've totally blanked on the other 'good' things I was going to write. Oh well. I'll think of them at 2am.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Due Date: February 9, 2012!

Weight Gain:30. ick. but Oh well.

Symptoms: Lots of Braxton hicks contractions. They've really ramped up this last week.

Cravings: tea. My appetite is pretty much gone. The tiniest amount of food has me feeling full, so I'm mostly after liquids

Aversions: Big meals and sitting at my desk all day long

Sleep: Sleep...hmm, I love sleep but it's rough.

I am loving: Since I had five days at home with the kids before it was back to work/school, I decided to tackle potty training. Owen took to it so well! He's had few accidents. We are so proud of him! Also, Owen is a "boy"now. No longer a baby. Boy does he get mad if you imply he is a baby! :)

I miss: comfy sleep!

I am looking forward to: not being pregnant! Lol. I'm done!

I'm spazzing about: getting things organized at work

Best thing about this week: we'll get to see some friends this weekend

Milestones:35 weeks. 35 days left. All her clothes are washed. The nursery has been cleaned, I just need to organize it some more

Movement: I'm pretty sure she is head down now. I'm kicked in the ribs quite often now! :)

It's a...: Little Lady!