Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Weekend!

So sad that I am excited about this....but.....I saw my feet, at normal size, for the 1st time yesterday in so long!!!! No swelling and I can see them today too! It is amazing how swollen feet, ankles and calves can just make you feel so gross! Hopefully this will last.

Today at work, we have our Halloween Party. I am so excited to have a fun day with the kids. When it is all work and no play, it is not always fun. They all have been talking about Halloween all week. They can't wait!

Zach and I have a pretty laid back weekend. No game....a rest is needed! Zach has to work a festival at Hamilton Mill tonight and then I am making him Tator Tot Casserole. I lost a bet with him a couple weekends ago and now I am paying....and the Boy wanted Tator Tot Casserole if he won...he just cracks me up! So random. But his wish is my command! Tomorrow, Zach is going to work on the cars; oil changes, changing brake pads, all the fun stuff. I will probably be cleaning, getting ready for Baby more, laundry....once again....all the fun stuff. I can't believe only 2 more weeks....even though I countdown everyday in my head...2 weeks just seems like such a small amount of time. YAY!

Everything is moving along nicely with the new loan officer. I believe we are locking in a rate on Monday or Tuesday and the underwriting process will start very soon, too. I feel so much better about the whole situation now. And I am so grateful to have my Hubby...he has been so great with working with the LO and helping any stress stay away from me. Love him!

I can't believe we only have one day left in October!!! Where did 2009 go?!? Don't forget to set your clocks on Sunday.

Happy Weekend!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A 1st for Everything!

I received my first award in the world of blogging. I never knew how this all worked but here I go.

I received this award........

from Katie over at Katie's Journey

Here are the rules for the award:

1)You must thank the person who gave the award and list their blog and link it.

2) You must share "10 Honest Things" about yourself.

3) You have to present this award to 7 others whose blogs you find brilliant in content and/or design, or those who have encouraged you.

4) Last, you must tell those 7 people they've been awarded HONEST SCRAP and inform them of these guidelines in receiving the award.

10 Honest Things About Me

1) I am so nervous about LABOR!

2) I have become obsessed with saving is more of a hobby now....I love nothing more than a good deal.

3) I find some way, everyday, to eat chocolate.

4) I want nothing more than to grow stronger in my Faith.

5) I have enjoyed sleeping in until 9 or 10 every morning WAY TO MUCH.

6) I would be perfectly content if I never cooked dinner ever again.

7) I love receiving letters or cards in the mail.

8) I cannot wait for the moment we find out who our baby is and I think not finding out has been so much fun and so worth the wait!

9) I am really excited to start training for the Country Music Half Marathon.

10) I am so blessed to be in love with my best friend!

I have chosen these blogs to give this award to:

Michele @ It's Michele with one "L"

Kimberly @ Bowling Family Moments

Elizabeth @ A Wedding Story

Jessica @ The Southern Belle Baby

Candace @ The Strickland Family

Stephanie @ The Sweet Life

Jessica @ For Marriage to Motherhood

Thanks so much Katie for including me....and giving me my 1st award!

37 week Appointment

Back to the doctor today....blood pressure was good, no strep...GREAT...measured great....heart rate 136 bpm. I had to read and sign the delivery consent form....crazy we are there. I asked some more questions about labor....Dr. Pohl made me feel better about them. All in all, a good visit! I have had a ton of extra pressure in my pelvic area compared to last week, especially at night...turning over is not fun. Lots of swelling still....oh well. The movement of the baby's feet or heels has moved from the top of my belly to around my belly button....moving down is GREAT! As I was leaving, Dr. Pohl said "See you next week, if you are still pregnant..." IN MY DREAMS! Next appointment....November 4th.

After the appointment, I went to the lactation boutique to make sure I had everything I needed for the breast pump. I am good to go. I will definitely be bringing the pump to the hospital so the lactation specialist can help me with it before I go home. Even though I want to breastfeed full time...when I go to work for those 4 hours or so a day, Zach will have to feed. I am glad though at the same time because I think it will be a wonderful time for Zach and the baby to bond.

Everything is looking good!

I want to thank you all for praying for us about the house....your encouraging words yesterday brought me to tears and reassured me that everything WILL BE OKAY! We ended up firing our loan officer and hired a new one (she has been WONDERFUL). She let us know she could have our loan approved in about 8 days....wonderful! We got another extension from the seller's until November 15th, though. I believe the date we all are shooting for is Nov. 10th. So believe it or not, I am hoping the baby comes a little late....I don't think anyone hopes for that but all things considered...I would be okay with it. Please continue to pray for us though until those papers are signed!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I am Begging!!!!

I am begging for your prayers that is......I don't know the full story because Zach is trying to spare me the stress. seems as though our Loan Officer is not doing his job in getting our loan....or at least not timely. As you know, our closing date was LAST Tuesday and we got an extension to TODAY! Still no progress has been made in this last week. Very upsetting!

Our real estate agent is doing her best to help us and talking with the sellers. I don't know how this all works, but it makes me extremely nervous. It is just so hard when you put your trust in people to do the job they say they will....and they don't!

Please pray!!!!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Roll Tide

Zach and I had an amazing weekend! Like I said before, there is nothing like being in Tuscaloosa on Game Day....especially on a huge rivalry weekend like Tennessee. Crystal and Riley set up a tent on the quad and we ate and ate and ate!!!! We watched the game at the tent next door and I almost sent myself into labor jumping up and down at the final play of the game.....WAY TOO CLOSE BAMA! But a W was earned, none the less! I got to see a ton of friends from college and we saw all our family which was great. I got a ton of walking in and told Zach that I needed to keep it up to help this baby come.

We heard a ton of guessing this weekend also....from the lady at the grocery store, the guy directing traffic at the game, the chef at the restaurant we went to on Friday, friends at the tailgate....everyone has mixed reasons for why they think the baby is what it is.....only 3 more weeks until we will know.....hopefully not too much later :)

And the new toy, ie my camera, did great this weekend! So convenient and I love it!

Crystal and I and our baby bumps!

Today, I got so much accomplished at Target.....I finished up our hospital bag...just need to pack Zach's pjs and clothes, but I told him he was in charge of that. I got lotion for massages, a mini electrical massager, thermacare heating pads, toiletries, hard candy, etc. I will be packing the ipod with my favorite music, some movies, and anything else I can think of that will help me stay entertained or distracted. Very exciting and nerve racking all at the same time.

Any other suggestions that help you all during labor?

Friday, October 23, 2009

New Toy I am blaming this one on the baby. I had to get it! As much as I love our Canon Rebel oh so is not always the quickest, most convienent camera. I need quick and I wanted something that could fit easily in the diaper bag or my purse.....and I needed something that could take video because you know you all want to see our baby's every move! I am armed and ready for BABY......HURRY UP!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Big Smiles!

Zach has been talking all week about building a fire and having s'mores. His first experience with s'mores was last year, I think, and he couldn't believe how good it was.
Last night was a perfect night! My Aunt Laura and her friend, Ed, came into town for a conference this weekend and we all had dinner together and then.....dessert! The fire Zach built was perfect and the weather was just crisp enough. And oh were those s'mores so good. I had 3 (2 for me and 1 for the baby, of course).

Is that face not just adorable!?! Whoever said "The way to a man's heart is through his stomach" was RIGHT on the money with my hubby.

We have an exciting weekend ahead. T-TOWN HERE WE COME! I didn't think we would be able to make it this year....but where there is a will, there is a way. I can't wait! We are leaving tomorrow when Zach gets back from work. First, we are going to the Berry Football Game. It is their most exciting game of the season, so I have heard, and they are it should be a great game...if the rain holds out. It looks like it should be clear by game time....either way Zach said we are going! He is SO EXCITED!

Saturday is the Alabama vs Tennessee game! Roll Tide! I am so excited to see so many of my friends from college and to be on the Quad tailgating! There is nothing like it.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Doctor Visit...36 weeks

I had another quick but good visit with the doctor today. I had my Beta Strep Test and they checked my progress. He said I am exactly how a first time mom should be.....about 25% effaced and my cervix is closed still. Good to know.

The baby's heart rate was 138. I had read this week in one of my email updates that the baby should drop within the next week or so. I asked the doctor about this and he let me know the baby had already dropped and its head was engaged. I found this very interesting since I still feel the baby so much in my ribs, but he is the doctor and has done this a couple more times than me. :)

My next visit is in one week on the 28th.

As you can probably tell from no updates, we did not close on the house yesterday. I don't understand why nothing in the real estate world ever happens on time. But, we have a 7 day extension to get the mortgage approved and we are just waiting to hear back from them. So, we are hoping some time from the 27th to the 30th. Hopefully everything will go smoothly...please say some prayers for us :)

Monday, October 19, 2009

36 weeks

I have arrived at 36 weeks....4 more to go! So exciting! I definitely had a growth spurt this past belly button feels really different! I am constantly feeling two little feet at the top of my tummy. It was so cool yesterday...Zach uses me as his personal heating device....ALL THE TIME! He put his freezing cold hands on my belly and the baby immediately kicked right at his hand and continued to a couple kicks....we both started cracking up! Still so amazing to have this little life growing inside me....I love every minute of it!

I have my appointment on Wednesday and then I go every week....THE FINAL COUNTDOWN!

I am unbelievably doesn't help that salt is my new best friend! And unfortunately, I am going to have to go buy a pair of closed toed shoes since the weather has decided to be freezing....flip flops just aren't going to cut it for the next 4 weeks.

Speaking of cold weather....we got this as a gift this weekend! Is it not absolutely adorable?!? It will be perfect to bring our little one home in cause I am sure it is going to be oh so cold!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Absolutely L-O-V-E Sundays!

I have to say that Sundays are probably my favorite day of the week! There is just a different feeling on least with me. Although my Church has many masses, I love morning mass! I love starting my day with going to Church, especially on a day like was GORGEOUS!

This morning was so great. I went to 9:30 mass which is the Children's mass. Right when I walked in, all the children started singing their little songs they have been practicing for so long and it almost brought me to tears. I just feel so my Church and my God ...and two...have this child growing in me that will one day be right up there with all the other children singing "Jesus Loves Me". It got me so excited! I look forward to Sundays so much too because it is a day that I really reflect on all the blessings in my life, my wonderful husband, families, friends and all that I have.

Today was a very special day for me, too. After Mass, I headed up to Athens, GA to visit a great friend, Jenny, for lunch. I have known Jenny since I was in kindergarten. We went to the same school through high school. I have SO many great, funny memories with her. She is also pregnant and due in get to share this next phase of life with her (and so many of my friends) is so special. But today, I had a special reason for meeting her for lunch and something very important to ask her. I feel so blessed that Jenny accepted today to be our baby's Godmother. Not only do I just love this woman, but she truly LOVES GOD and is an amazing Catholic! After much prayer and talking and thinking, I was convinced that Jenny would be the best person to be an aid to Zach and I in raising our child in its faith journey. So special! I can't wait for the baby to get here.....4 more weeks.....and for it to be Baptized on November is such a blessed day!

I hope you all had a wonderful SUNDAY!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Loved This! Hope you do too....

All About the Savings!

Yesterday, I went to a local Kids Consignment Sale. My friend, Katie, told me about a great website for local atlantans called The Bargain Watcher. It lets you know of different consignment shops around Atlanta, as well as sales like the one that is taking place this week. Although I didn't have anything in mind specifically that I needed, I still went to check it out. I ended up buying a Bottle Warmer for $4 and a Floor Play Gym (you know the things that the baby lays on his back and plays with everything above) for $10. I saw the exact one ON SALE at Marshalls later for $20. I LOVE SAVING!

I also have been working harder on finding coupons or great website to help save money at the grocery. Leslie, over at Lambert's Lately, is really amazing at saving and using her coupons. She had talked about coupons "doubling" and I had no idea what she meant by it. What it means...for those of you like that any coupon $.50 or under can be doubled in value. For instance, I have a coupon for FROSTING (no, I don't need it but oh well) and it is for $.40. When I go to buy this amazing frosting to make a cake (cake mix I have a coupon for too), I will get $.80 off making it cost practically NOTHING! I love it! Now, Leslie shops mostly at Publix....although I love Publix....I shop at Kroger with my handy dandy Kroger Plus Card. As I was walking into Kroger the other day, a great sign outside let me know that Kroger "doubles" coupons, too.....SWEET! Not only do I save a ton at Kroger with their 10 for 10 deals and many others, every time I spend $100 (which sadly is not hard), I get $.10/per gallon off at a Kroger Gas Station. I love that part! Another friend told me about Southern Savers. I have loved this website. It includes EVERY grocery in the South and has great coupons....practical ones!

The other key point that I have learned about saving only buy what is on SALE! And when it is on sale....BUY LOTS....especially meats! My freezer and I are going to become great friends....BUUUUTTTT don't buy things just because they are on sale....especially the things you will never eat or use!

If any of you have some great savings tips....please share! Why pay more for things, if you just don't have to!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Get This Off My Chest

Let me get this off my chest!

What is truly important in life? Is it what we own, who we love, where we live, what Church we attend, how many cars we have, how many Bible verses we can quote......

I have been struggling with this thought lately. Our society instills in us one thing....Our Churches another....Our family possibly there a right or wrong to what is important in life?

It is so funny looking back on how I was raised and thinking about the things I want to teach my children. As a child, I never felt like I ever was without, but compared to others...we definitely didn't have as many material things. Did I get to have the newest Nintendo system every Christmas....No. Did I have a closet full of Limited Too clothing....No. Did my mother say "no" to many things I asked for.....YES! But did I truly go without......No!

I feel truly blessed to have been raised the way I was. Am I saying my parents are Mom and Dad....but I truly believe that they ALWAYS had my best interest at heart. My mom stayed home to raise my sisters and me. This was a SACRIFICE to not have 2 incomes, but they felt it was more important! My parents chose to send my sisters and me to a private school, Kindergarten through 12th grade. This too was a SACRIFICE especially only on 1 income! We didn't go on week long family vacations to the beach every year. This was a SACRIFICE because we know time away is always great! We didn't have cable or internet until I was in High School! We didn't eat out every other night.....We didn't have a brand new vehicle ever 3 or 4 years.....BUT I never felt like I was ever without!

You always hear your parents say.... You have so much more than I ever had growing up! Well....why is it that parents feel their children need to have more than they did? They got this far and are fine....why do parents feel that material things or more what is most important for their child? What happened to children working for things they want....earning something! Why do adults feel like the best you can do for your child is to constantly give them EVERYTHING they want? Is it because the parents feel guilty....or that they feel material things is what makes their child happiest....or that they are so tired of hearing their child beg that is is easier to just give them something to shut them up? What is most important in life? Is it the time we spend with our children or the time our children spend with the material things we can give them?

I know for everyone...what is most important is different....but make a list for yourself.

Does it start with the brand name of jeans you have on, the number of carats in your diamond, how much you can spend on a night out or in one store?


Does it start with being there for your child on a day they are sick and have to stay home, having quality time with your husband that doesn't require one of you holding a remote control, enjoying a Sunday with family and friends at your local church, watching your baby take its first steps.....watching your baby do all its firsts!

A constant thought that goes through my head to help me decide what might be important or not is.....Can I take it with me? Am I saying that I don't love nice things....No....I do! But at what point do you make a SACRIFICE? At what point is something higher on my list.

This past Sunday, the Gospel was from Mark 10:17-30: (This is just the 1st part)

As Jesus was setting out on a journey, a man ran up,
knelt down before him, and asked him,
"Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?"
Jesus answered him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone.
You know the commandments:
You shall not kill;
you shall not commit adultery;
you shall not steal;
you shall not bear false witness;
you shall not defraud;
honor your father and your mother."
He replied and said to him,"Teacher, all of these I have observed from my youth."
Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said to him,"You are lacking in one thing.
Go, sell what you have, and give to the poor
and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me."
At that statement his face fell,
and he went away sad, for he had many possessions.
So much easier said then you not agree? But WHY? Why do we put so much importance into our earthly "things"? This is one thing I want to work on so much and pray about more than anything else! I think the sooner I can find happiness in God, my husband, my child, my family, my friends...rather than on material things....the sooner I can truly understand what happiness is!
Okay....I got it off my chest! Thanks for listening!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Week Full of Friends!

Zach and I had an awesome week and weekend.

Wednesday, I met up with two girls I went to high school with, Mary (McDonald News) and Katie (The Sundseth Family). Mary is due at the end of October and Katie is due early November....probably will come sooner though. Both are having Boys! It was quite a sight seeing the 3 of us preggos walk in. We had lunch at Brio and caught up. It was great! Katie has two little ones and is expecting her third. She is already part of a Mom's group that gets together for lunch during the week. I am so excited to start attending once our little one comes, too.

Friday, Zach and I had dinner with two other friends from high school, Jessica and Jimmy. They just bought a home (Congrats AGAIN!) and invited us over. Their home is so makes me so excited for us to get into ours! It was great catching up since I hadn't really seen Jessica since February....Time really Flies!
Saturday, we met up with Laurie and Matt to cheer on Bama at The Hail Mary Pub. Oh did that just make me want a beer....I will get to enjoy at least one game this season with a nice cold one! Laurie and Matt are getting married in December and I am so excited for their wedding! They are such a fun couple! At half time, we headed back to the house to watch the rest of the game and play pool. Can't wait to spend more time with them soon!

And Finally Sunday, I attended a Baby shower for one of my dearest friends, Jenny (Adding a Branch). I have known her since I was in Kindergarten. We carpooled to school from then through High School....LOVE HER! She is due in January and didn't find out the gender either! Her shower was beautiful and she got so many great things. After the shower, Zach and I hung out with Kimberly, Cory and Carson! Carson has gotten so big and I realized I hadn't taken a picture of him since his birthday! What is wrong with me! So here are some:
We played Scategories....which is always very interesting and absolutely hilarious when you get the 4 of us together! I love that we will only be 30 minutes apart once we move. Love spending time with them!

On our list of things to do:
  • 2 Carseat bases are installed with seat protectors in freshly cleaned cars....I seriously think something is wrong with how calming cleaning is to me. One mirror is installed (Zach says he doesn't need one....I think he thinks he is too cool or something)!
  • Pack n' Play is ready for baby! We have the pack n' play with a bassinet and changing area so diapers and wipes are also ready. Batteries are soon to be purchased!
  • Boppy Bouncer is ready!
  • Boppy with cleaned slipcover is ready!
  • Clothes, burp clothes, receiving blankets, mittens, hats, etc. are being drefted as we speak!
  • My Little Lamb Swing is all ready to go!
  • Hospital Bag is being packed this week. I still need to run out and get a couple things!
We got so much accomplished this weekend....and yes I know it is early...but that is just how I am!

Friday, October 9, 2009


Show us your life this week is Tailgating and Favorite Football Teams!!!! I graduated from The University of Alabama in 2006 and enjoyed all 4 of my football seasons and enjoy tailgating even more now! I just love the Tide! Nothing is better than a Saturday on the Quad tailgating. Sad to say....this year due to being preggo there is no going to Tuscaloosa to tailgate for us this year. But next year our little one will either have her cheerleading outfit on or a his crimson jersey and I can't wait!


One of my favorite games of the season is the Ironbowl.....UA vs AU! My younger sister just graduated from Auburn so we are definitely a house divided! It makes for a fun day!

One of my favorite things about going to the games is The Million Dollar Band. They just make the game that much better with all the cheers and songs! And when a victory is approaching...there is no where else you would rather be than in Bryant Denny Stadium singing Rammer Jammer, Yellow Hammer...Give Em Hell Alabama!

This year of Football has been great so far....#3 ain't too bad! We have a great game this weekend against Ole Miss. Zach and I are meeting another couple at a local bar to watch....I can't wait to watch the Tide beat up on those Rebels!

And I almost of the things I absolutely love about being a Bama Fan..........the HOUNDSTOOTH!!!!! What other team gets to be in fashion and cheer at a football game at the same time!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

34 week Check Up

I had my doctor's appointment today. I have been a little bit nervous that the baby turned on my because whatever I was feeling at the top of my belly was SO HARD! But the doctor reassured me that the part I was talking about is the butt! It is one bony butt....but so cute I am sure! Yay! Head is still down! Dr. Pohl said I measured perfectly and the heart rate was in the 150s again. Blood pressure was perfect, too!

Zach and I put together the pack n' play and the swing took us forever! But they are both all ready and I can't wait to see the baby in them!

This weekend we have plans to clean out the cars and install the car seat bases. I am also going to start washing the clothes we have received, burp cloths and blankets. My goal is to have everything ready by the 1st of November.....just in case! Plus, it is getting harder and harder for me to bend over and carry the sooner I can get some of this stuff done the better.

Sad moment today.....while driving I needed some chapstick....totally dropped the lid and felt so helpless. I couldn't bend over to look for it or find any position that would let me even try! My dad was in the car and just laughed! I went to look for it luck :(

Funny moment today.....I was helping keep the kids in order at the water fountain and one of the 5th grade boys asked if I was pregnant....he has seen me for the last 2 months and this is the first time he has asked...I wonder if they just think I am that fat. Anyway, he gave me some advice and I had to giggle. He said that he has heard contractions are really bad and that if a contraction happens....I should probably get the baby out. YA THINK! I just love their innocence!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

What's Your Story?

This past weekend at the baby shower, I got so many different stories about everyone's births....the good, the bad, and the ugly. But, I loved hearing them! I loved hearing everyone's advice and what worked for just gives you perspective. know you want to.....what is your story or stories??? A woman just can't help but share!

One of my good family friends informed me that both her first and second came 1 month early....YIKES! I am not ready if that happened to me....

Also, don't forget to put in your guesses over at the Baby Pool to the left! A little info to help:

Expected Due Date: November 14th
Typical BPM: 140s
I feel like my belly is all in the front and high...but that is because everyone is telling me I am carrying high
No heartburn, expect for one was so bad!
Cravings were for milkshakes and cheese and crackers
The Chinese Calender said Boy
The Draino Test said Boy

Happy Guessing :)

And as I type, I just received a package from my SIL with MATERNITY PANTS....Thank goodness! No one should have to see these legs anymore! Thanks Holly!

Monday, October 5, 2009


I may be biased, but my husband is a pretty good golfer. Since we moved, he has really gotten to play a ton more and I am so glad. I think everyone should have a release or hobby that makes them really happy. But sometimes, Zach and his golfing don't make me all that happy.
Here is Zach on a typical golf outing.

Here is Zach after his golf outing last Wednesday.

And then on Friday.

Due to my Hubby's stubbornness, he refused to go get stitches. He justified not going to the hospital with the excuse that he has had plenty of practice with healing wounds and gashes in his life that he didn't think it was necessary. I don't know if that is a good or bad thing that he has so much experience in the field of hurting himself! He also let me know quickly that chicks dig scars....I responded that the only chick that matters is ME and I am not digging it! But, luckily, his battle wound is healing nicely and he played golf on Sunday and there were no additional wounds!

Oh...and how did this happen? Zach had a really difficult shot, but instead of moving the ball and taking a stroke, he decided to try and hit it. He ended up hitting the ball into a rock and then the ball back fired into his eye...needless to say his round was over after this shot.

We Are Ready!

Me with my wonderful hostesses, Ms. Brenda and Carrie.
Awesome baby shower this weekend! I just love when everyone gets together. Some great friends from high school and college came that I hadn't seen in awhile which was wonderful, too! And I had an absolutely amazing surprise....Kaitlin came home!!! It just brought me to tears when she walked in. Love her and miss her so much!
We got almost everything off our registry...all we have left to get is the swing and the bouncer seat and we got plenty of gift cards for WE ARE READY!!!!!!! Here are some of my favorite things we got: I got this adorable diaper bag, wallet, and key ring pouch. I love the pattern and I have heard that a purse is not as necessary once you have a baby because you just put everything in the diaper bag! I have to admit....I am 24 years old, raised in the South, and have never had the slightest bit of interest in Vera Bradley. But, this is really cute and receiving this as a gift may have started something very bad!

I had never seen this before but I can't wait to use it....well I guess I can wait about 7 or 8 months. But, it is a silicon freezer tray for food storage. I had never thought about making my own baby food, but sometimes it makes sense...I mean how hard is it to puree sweet potatoes or peas. This tray makes it really easy. Each compartment is 1 1/2 cups of food and you just pop it our and defrost when you need it.

I used a carrier all the time when taking care of Dakota. It helped so much when we went to the store and she still couldn't sit up in the cart. I have heard great things about this carrier and I am so glad we received it!

We got the cover for our boppy....I thought it was really cute!

We are going to have one clean, smooth baby! We got a ton of Aveeno products. I love nothing more than the smell of a baby after a good bath!

I also got a ton of things for the car and room to help with organization....and boy do I love to organize! So calming! Everyone...thank you so much for coming and for showering our little one with so much love!

WE ARE READY!!! Not only am I ready to have this baby....but I am ready to have bone structure back in my face...I miss my face. I am ready to have my ankles back, ready to sleep on my back again, ready to run, ready to wear my Engagement ring again, ready to go shopping for baby clothes, ready to be able to paint my toe nails again, ready to not go to the bathroom every 30 minutes, ready to kiss my baby's beautiful face, ready for a glass of wine, ready for EVERYTHING! And I can't wait!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Happy Weekend

Good Morning is 6:30 here in Atlanta and yes, I am awake at 6:30 on a SATURDAY morning. Why you ask??? The baby has a crazy case of the hiccups and it woke me up! The baby is already waking me up at all hours....something I need to get used to since he or she will be here is 6 weeks! Today marks me at 34 weeks! I have my check up on Thursday.

I also got news back from my computer guy......Bad News: my hard drive was completely shot and he couldn't retrieve ANYTHING! Therefore, I lost ALL my pictures from 2007 to present....including honeymoon and all baby shots so far, all my beautiful address labels I had already put together for Christmas and much for planning ahead, my address spreadsheet, my budget spreadsheet, my "Things to Pack" list for the hospital, my Call List for when the baby arrives and much more. Luckily, I have uploaded a lot of my pictures to facebook or to the blog...I am sure the quality won't be as good though....WORD OF ADVICE....Back your computer up RIGHT NOW! Good News: I learned my lesson about depending on technology before the Baby arrived and now I will always make cds of my pictures and save all my documents to a thumb drive! I am not loosing one precious pictures of that little one....even though there will be millions!

Exciting weekend ahead! Today, of course, is full of Football! Before though, Mom and I are going to a local Elementary School to support a Fun Run for I am not running in it. My mom is a Special Ed teacher for Gwinnett County and majority of her students are Autistic. They are all so cute. I love visiting and seeing all of her students in their activities! Then let the games begin! (Side Note: Speaking of "Let the Games Begin"...I am so excited Rio de Janeiro won the 2016 Olympics! South America has never held the games and they all looked so happy!) Back to Football! Great games this week! Alabama vs Kentucky....not the best but we will take it....GA vs LSU....and AU vs UT....should be interesting! Hopefully I will be able to stay awake to watch them (I am used to sleeping in until about 10am....yes be jealous).

Sunday, Ms. Brenda, my Mom's best friend and to me is like my Aunt, and her daughter Carrie, are throwing me a Baby Shower for all our Atlanta friends. I am so excited to see all the women I grew up with and all my friends in the area. I had planned on wearing a cute dress my SIL let me borrow....but the swelling is just ridiculous and I just can't bear to show off my gross oversized ankles and feet :) So I have a back up pair of pants and cute shirt! It should be a fun afternoon though!

Happy Weekend!