Monday, February 21, 2011

Very Thankful!

P and I always knew we had the best friends ever, but it wasn't until we found out we were expecting that we realized how thoughtful and generous they really are.

We went out this weekend to pick up some items that our friends had given us for baby Lilah Faith.

We were given two bassinets! One for my house and one for Granna's house!

A bathtub

A bouncy seat

A Bumbo Seat

Bumbo Activity Seat

We have been given a ton of clothing. I swear my child will have enough clothing until she is a year that we wont have to buy anything!

All of this is before any baby showers! My house is starting to look like there is a baby on the way or something!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Little changes I've noticed

People always tell you that having a child changes your life forever. I totally agreed with that statement but never fully understood the complexity of how true it was. Before we got pregnant I would have thought this meant you will never have another good nights sleep again, or that your current social outings would come to a screeching halt. I'm sure this statement will change meaning for me several times over the years, but I've already noticed little things that about myself that I would have never thought about before.

Never would I have ever thought twice about if a seat belt was "safe and secure" enough for me, but when I think about that tiny little baby, I will read 40 discussion forums to decide which seat is best and watch youtube to get advice on the "proper way" to install your car seat. Then check almost daily to see if any of her stuff has been recalled. Even after all that I doubt my decisions and pray everyday that God will keep her safe.

I used to think of myself as a very confident person. I could make decisions easily. Now that I have a little person that cant make any decisions for herself and will totally rely on me to survive, I find myself in a panic. If I were to need new cups to drink out of, I would just go and pick whichever one's I liked best and that would be it. But ask me to go pick out a bottle for Lilah to use and I don't know where to start. I feel like I need to research everything and compare, regardless of price, to ensure she gets the most appropriate one. There are so many things to choose from. How do you know which is the 'best'? Every mother has an opinion, and they are all different, so I'm having a really hard time trusting myself. I know I will figure it out once she is here but just knowing that I have another life to live for has really started to scare me a little.

I was thinking back to all the things I 'hated' my parents for while I was growing up. P and I swore when we had a child we would be different. Now I understand their decisions and hope I can be just as "mean" as they were.

I no longer live everyday for me, its all about Lilah Faith. Every thought and decision, I now think of her first and me second (if I think of myself at all). It's crazy to me how much you fall in love with them before they are even born. I would have never thought that was possible.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Catching Up

I'm such a bad blogger! I really try to update at least twice a week but lately that has not been happening.

Lets get everyone caught up:

I went for my routine OB checkup last Thursday so that I could finally do my glucose test. I was really dreading this as I was told how HORRIBLE the drink was. Okay guys, it really wasn't that bad. The nurse lady brought me out a lemon lime flavored one and I gave her a yucky face and she said "we have orange". Bring on the orange, I don't even like sprite so the lemon lime would have been super bad. The orange tasted like a melted orange Popsicle, you know the kind that come in the long plastic sleeve? Anywho it was so not bad, I actually kind of liked it.

Then I got to hear miss priss' heartbeat. Strong as ever! Then the doctor did a ultrasound. She said Lilah Roo was looking really good. I had been feeling lots of kicks and jabs in places I had never felt before and was curious as to where her head was located. It was down by the jay so that's good news. Hopefully she will stay like that!

The doctor asked me if I had been having any contractions and I thought that was a weird question to ask considering i was only 28 weeks at the time. I said "uh no, should I be" she laughed and said no you shouldn't i just wanted to make sure. Whew! Then she measured the ever growing belly, 30cm. I didn't know what the meant at the time but she measured again to make sure. She told me i was measuring big and that either I was further along than they thought or I was going to have a big baby. Eh she will just be a porker, I know EXACTLY when i got knocked up! But then she said that we would watch closely as she was already facing down in preperation for birth and the fact that I was measuring big. She said she was very likely to come early. I wont hold my breath!

My appointments now got bumped up to every two weeks. I go back on the 17th. I've gained 27 lbs so far (super big sad face) so P is forbidden to look at the scale anymore!!

I got a call yesterday with news of my lab results for the glucose. It was all G - double O - D, Good! She had also decided to check my thyroid again since it hadn't been checked in a while. That, on the other hand, was a disaster. They told me they were referring me to another Dr for that and made me an appointment for Tuesday. I'm still a little confused as to why I have to see another doctor concerning it, kinda makes me worried that something is wrong?? Or maybe its routine, I don't know. I had thyroid issues before but it was always maintained will with meds so I guess ill find out the dealio on Tuesday.

Now that I'm in the third trimester my energy level has dropped significantly (could have something to do with my thyroid too) I've started to become uncomfortable. It takes mucho effort to bend over, sit up, put socks on. It's ridiculous! I look at my belly and think gah im only 30 weeks how much bigger is it gunna get. I cant even imagine that it could get any bigger, but im fully aware that it will :(

I'm really trying to find things to keep me busy for the next 10 weeks as I'm already having anxiety about her getting here. I am so ready to see her beautiful face and kiss those chubby cheeks!

I have two baby showers coming up and I am so super excited. First is Feb 27th being thrown by my besties Crystal and Lisa. Then the second in March 27th being thrown by my three sisters. I'm so ready! Bring on the fun!

Okay this has gotten a bit long. Hope everyone feel super involved with all my goings on!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Wednesday Confessions

I saw this on my friend Crystal's blog and decided I would give it a try!

I CONFESS that I actually had to google what National Signing Day was. I should have known it had something to do with football! My lady frand football lovers will be ashamed!

I CONFESS that I really must have a sweet tea at least once a day or I feel like I will die. Mc Donalds and Sonic are my top two places I like to get my fix. Mc Donalds is cheaper so I tend to go there more!

I CONFESS that I sometimes do bad things with coupons! I got a "free route 44 drink" coupon on one of my receipts when I bought a sweet tea from Sonic and I've "used" it at least 4 times as they never ask for it when they bring me my drink! FYI Sonic is really bad about taking coupons from you ;)

I CONFESS that I'm addicted to Facebook! It really is a problem!

I CONFESS that I have to make my bed every night before I get in it. My husband hates this, but it simply must be done.

I CONFESS that I'm so excited for my baby showers that I go on my registry daily to see if anything has changed! (DON'T be mad, the gifts aren't for ME really-it's for the baby) I'm logged in right now! :O

I CONFESS that sometimes I go into Lilah's nursery and sit in her rocker and read her books. If only she were on the outside so I could hold her too!

I CONFESS that I love to sleep way too much for any one person! I would rather take a nap any day or go to bed early any night rather than do anything else! 

I CONFESS that I eat two Popsicle's every night before bed. I only like orange, grape, and cherry ones. But I recently found Icee Freeze cups in wild cherry that are delish! Yum!

I CONFESS that sometimes I bring my lunch to work and when time to eat I decide I don't like what I have and I'll go grab something!

I CONFESS that I am pretty cheap. I hate to buy anything over $20 and I pretty much only buy something if it's on sale or I have a coupon. 

Well I do believe that is enough confessions for one day. I'll save the rest for my priest :)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Some new things :D

I know my friends keep telling me that I'm buying too much stuff or making too many things for Lilah but I swear I havent really bought anything. And the only things I've made have been for her room or her hair!

I took a few photos of some new gifts and things for the nursery that are currently some of my favorites!

 Shoes! Oh em gee how cute are these?
My poor child will probably hate Ellies!

These are just two of my favorite outfits! My sisters boyfriend 
gave us a $50 giftcard for Baby Gap. This is what we got!
Yay for baby rompers!

My mom has become quite crafty herself.
She made this valance. Sooooo pretty!

The lady at the front desk at my work got us a $50
giftcard to Babies R Us. This is what we got!
Changing pad and cover. We also got some bottles off my registry as well!

 I painted the mobiles plastic stand thing. It was white which stuck out like a sore thumb.
I think it looks sooo much better now. Plus I added a little bow :)

Okay now I DID buy these. But they were on super sale
and were so cute I couldnt pass it up!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Top 2 Tuesday!

Top 2 Outfits you are LOVING for Spring!

Let me first start by saying this was R.E.A.L.L.Y hard for me. To be honest I hadn't even really thought about what I would be wearing this spring, seeing as I'm nearing 7 months pregnant. I guess I'll be looking for comfort and well.... anything that will fit! It's really hard to find anything you LOVE while being soooo pregnant!

1) Always a Spring favorite of mine: Maxi Dresses

2) Cute babydoll dresses or long tunics with leggings. 

Thursday, January 6, 2011

I have no self control these days. I blame Lilah

When I first found out I was pregnant I immediately ran to the scale to document my "pre-pregnancy" weight. I've never been one to obsess over how hard gravity held me down, but I think with knowing I would be gaining weight, I've been in a constant state of panic about those dreaded L.B.S! I keep telling myself "I don't wanna be one of those women that gain 60 lbs". But I feel I have no control over this situation. Lilah has already taken over!

In the beginning I was so sick that eating was not even an option so my scale stayed steady. But now that I'm feeling rather fantastic, I can feel little Lilah yanking on the umbilical cord demanding some major nom!

I eat pretty much the same way I did before. I haven't noticed that I eat any more or less. I still pretty much like the same things I did before, minus the sweets. Still can't do sweets! (Hope this doesn't mean Miss Priss will be a sour puss)

I keep getting asked if I've had any cravings. I never know how to answer this question. Do I lay in bed at night and think "dang I must have some fried chicken right now" then the answer is no. If while I'm out and pass by Back Yard Burger and smell the deliciousness and think "okay that smells REALLY good so lets go through the drive thru" then the answer is yes. I don't really "crave" anything. I just want food.

I don't know what it is about being pregnant but I swear food taste better. Maybe it just heightens your senses, but food be GOOD!

Here is a list of my current obsessions:

  • Chinese Crab Rangoons - I LOVED these before I got knocked up, but I could eat this everyday all day long. I.Cant.Get.Enough!
  • Fruit Popsicle's - I still don't like ice cream, but give me a Popsicle and I'm a very happy lady. I like the packages that come with orange, grape, and cherry. I will admit (kinda embarrassing) I eat two every night before bed. 
  • Chocolate Shake - I know I said I don't like ice cream, and I  DONT, but recently I've been having a secret relationship with a chocolate shake :)
  • Sonic's Diet Dr. Pepper with Vanilla - Can we say YUM??
  • Mc Donald's Sweet Tea - Nuff said right here!

Overall I feel I'm doing pretty good. I'm definitely not depriving myself, but I'm not over doing it either. It's just hard to feel okay about gaining weight. It will all be worth it in the end when I finally get to hold her and look into her big beautiful eyes!