Thursday, May 31, 2012

Doctor Appointment

Had a doctor's appointment today. Everything went as it always does: Go in, tell them my name, wait for them to call me back, get weighed, give a urine sample, go to the room, have my blood pressure checked, wait for doctor, ask any questions I have, get answers, measure belly, check for Seth's heartbeat, make sure there's no more questions, schedule next appointment, and leave.
Now that I told you everything that was done you're probably wondering what his heart rate was right? Yeah, I thought so. His heart rate was in the 130's, like last time. He kicked at the doppler when the doctor put it on my belly, he really doesn't like when he gets poked at the doctor's office. 
And yes, as far as we can tell all is well. 
He's a very active little guy who has now started kicking me higher. Before I was getting kicked very low, but now I'm starting to feel kicking near my ribs and if you've never felt that before let me tell you it feels very weird. Lol. 

After my doctor's appointment Hubby and I went to O'Charley's. We hadn't been there in a while and we had a gift card so we figured this was the perfect time since we're never in Lafayette (at least not both of us) That was very tasty as usual and not very busy, which was a major bonus! And we had a nice waiter so that's always good. 

Time to relax. Have a great night, everyone! 

Waiting for my Doctor's Appointment

I've got a doctor's appointment today, which is taking forever to get here. I don't know why but time has been going SOOOO slow today.

Today I had to work first thing in the morning, work right before my doctor's appointment, then of course the doctor's appointment.

I'm not looking forward to going to work or driving to Lafayette, but I am looking forward to seeing my Husband :) I miss him so much when he's at work. And hopefully he'll be able to make it to my appointment.

Well, off to work for my last time for today. Thank God!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Standing on His Promise

I'm finding my husband and myself in a hard spot in life where I must daily remind myself of Philippians 4:19 which says,"But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus." (KJV)

I, like everyone, else hate being in a position where I'm not in control, like I'm currently in. And that makes me remember Matthew 6:25-34 which in short it basically says not to worry about tomorrow. It talks about different animals and how God takes care of them and aren't we more important than the animals. So we aren't to worry about food, drink, clothing, etc. In verse 34, after going through all the previously said things, it says,"Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof." (KJV)

Both of these scriptures help to remind me that no matter how bad it may look that God is in control and He will take care of my situation. I'm not saying that I don't worry because I do, it's human nature and no matter how hard I try not to something always pops up that makes me worry. My worry isn't saying that God won't/can't provide, but more saying that, in my opinion, it's getting to be a close call. And then I just remember that God has never let me down and in most cases when it seemed like everything was falling apart and that there was no way to fix it, that's when He would come in and fix everything. So here I am standing on His promise, knowing that He'll take care of my and my family, but we just have to be patient. Patient definition: bearing pains or trials calmly or without complaint. That's so not easy to do...

Monday, May 28, 2012

Still Growing

My plant is doing so well! I cannot wait to see how it will look when they bloom!

23 Weeks

I feel like time is going SOOOO slow, but I know I'll be having Seth before I know it, I just wish time would make that statement feel true!

I know a lot of people wonder what is one thing that you can't live without so far during your pregnancy. Well, I'll tell you. ICECREAM! I love it! As I told my husband yesterday at least during pregnancy icecream makes the world a better place. So bring on the icecream! If you'd like to buy me some icecream I'd love it! My favorite icecream is Glover's Icecream the cookies and creme (or whatever they call it), but it can be kind of expensive so I will gladly take some vanilla icecream in one of the big tubs at Walmart.

Ok, so for all you BTDT (Been There Done That) Mothers maybe you can answer a question. I know pregnancy hormones can make you do/feel wacky, but there are certain people that I literally want absolutely nothing to do with now that I'm pregnant. I'm not sure is that normal or is it just me? I know I've been moody aka grumpy and emotional here recently (Although hubby says he hasn't noticed any difference), but I never figured there would be people that I didn't want to see or be around (besides the normal people that make me want to run when I see them. God, forgive me!)

So besides moody/grumpy/emotional I'm doing pretty good.... Ok, besides the previous named things and some "severe" ligament pain. I'm a BIG baby when it comes to pain, I'm sure it isn't as bad as it feels and it's not like it's so bad that I can't walk or move, it's just bad. And I'm sure I'll be dealing with it until I, fun! Not. But baby and I are doing well and that's what matters.

This warm weather has been a bundle of fun. I don't take heat well normally and being pregnant is making it WAY worse, but I expected that so I guess it's not really that big of a deal.

I have a doctor's appointment on the 31st. Can't wait to go there and see what my Doctor has to say about Seth and me. I know he's doing well in there, that's for sure! I feel like I have a Military Boot Camp going on in my belly at times!
Which reminds me I need to remember to write down when he's moving around. I know I'm supposed to keep track, but I keep forgetting. I know he moves around 10am, 4pm, I think 6pm, and when I'm trying to go to sleep.

Oh, and I still hate my husband's stupid NBA 2K12 video game. Sports video games are LAME! You want to play basketball? Grab a basketball and go outside and play it! You want to play football? Grab a football, call up some friends, and go outside and play football! And so on.

I think that's about all that I have to say about it for now. So lets see what Baby Center has to say about week 23.

How your baby's growing:

Turn on the radio and sway to the music. With her sense of movement well developed by now, your baby can feel you dance. And now that she's more than 11 inches long and weighs just over a pound (about as much as a large mango), you may be able to see her squirm underneath your clothes. Blood vessels in her lungs are developing to prepare for breathing, and the sounds that your baby's increasingly keen ears pick up are preparing her for entry into the outside world. Loud noises that become familiar now — such as your dog barking or the roar of the vacuum cleaner — probably won't faze her when she hears them outside the womb. 

How your life's changing:

You may notice that your ankles and feet start to swell a bit in the coming weeks or months, especially at the end of the day or during the heat of summer. Sluggish circulation in your legs — coupled with changes in your blood chemistry that may cause some water retention — may result in swelling, also known as edema. Your body will get rid of the extra fluid after you have your baby, which is why you'll pee frequently and sweat a lot for a few days after delivery. In the meantime, lie on your left side or put your feet up when you can, stretch out your legs when you sit, and avoid sitting — or standing — in one place for long periods. Also, try to exercise regularly to increase circulation, and wear support stockings (put them on first thing in the morning) and roomy, comfortable shoes. You may be tempted to skimp on liquids to combat swelling, but you need to drink plenty of water because staying hydrated actually helps prevent fluid retention. While a certain amount of edema in your lower extremities is normal during pregnancy, excessive swelling may be a sign of a serious condition calledpreeclampsia. Be sure to call your midwife or doctor if you have severe or sudden swelling of your feet or ankles, more than slight swelling of your hands, swelling in your face, or puffiness around your eyes.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Baby Raccoons!

   OK so I won't go into the whole story of where they were found, by who, etc. But I'll tell you it wasn't my husband or myself.

I will however tell you that they're SOOOOOO cute! Their bodies are like kittens bodies (with raccoon markings) and then they've got that raccoon face. There are 3 of them here and they were all huddled together sleeping.

I wish they could be kept as pets, but they'd go wild. I hope they live long, happy lives!

P.S. They're no longer in this barrel. They were set free and food was put out for them so they can come back to eat it if they need to. 

Friday, May 25, 2012

Swimming!/Learning To Be Selfless

I'm finally going to get to go swimming tonight! YAY! I absolutely love swimming!
Now the question is will swimming while pregnant feel any different then swimming normally? I know I won't be able to really swim like normal, but I can be in the water and move around maybe do a little bit of treading. But what I want to know is will my belly feel weird? Like more floaty LOL.  All I know is the water is going to be 90 degrees and it's going to feel great.
I need some exercise, but it's WAY to hot outside so this will be a great way for me to get some comfortable exercise while being pregnant. Swimming is supposed to be safe throughout the whole pregnancy according to everything I've heard and read so maybe I'll be able to go swimming at least once a week to get some of that very needed exercise. I'm so glad that there are somethings I love that being pregnant won't be taking away from me!
Not that I resent being pregnant. I most certainly do not! I just wish I could live 100% normally and be pregnant. Heck I can't even eat hot dogs because I just puke them back up. So no matter how good they sound it's a no!

It's been such a strange thing knowing that I HAVE to take care of myself to take care of my baby. I'm used to being thirsty, but just saying,"Oh, I'll get it later." Because I was the only one I had to worry about. Now it's I feel thirsty, "I don't want to get up, but I have to because it's what my baby needs." I no longer get to think about just me and what I want. Everything I do now involves my baby. No matter how lazy I feel I have to be selfless now to ensure that my baby gets what it needs.
I know this will be something that I'll be doing not only during pregnancy, but after as well. As a baby no matter how much sleep I'm lacking if my baby needs fed, changed, etc. I HAVE to get up and take care of him. And it won't even stop there. Once my child(ren) move out then I won't have to worry so much about it because they'll be adults and I had my time to raise them and then it will be their turn to live their life. Not to say that they won't ever need help and to a reasonable amount I will help. I'm not sure that after having a child you can ever go back to being selfish, some part of you will always be selfless especially when it comes to your child.
I think that being pregnant and carrying your child for 9 months is part of what teaches you to be selfless. It's a bonding experience, a weird bonding experience in my eyes, but a it's also a very powerful bonding experience. To carry that child and to deliver that child from your body, to go through the pain... But somehow God planned that to all be part of bonding. I don't think I would have come up with it, but I guess that's just one of the many reasons that I'm not God.

 Well, I've got places to be. Maybe I'll pop by tomorrow and let you know how swimming while being pregnant feels :P Have a great rest of the day!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

3 Months & 30 Days!

Until my due date! Now of course I could have Seth anywhere from September 8 - September 29 if you go by the 2 weeks early - 2 weeks late. I'm kind of hoping for 2 weeks early or right on time. I definitely don't want to go late! My side is hurting from ligament pain and I still have 3 months and 30 days until my due date, yeah, I definitely don't want to go late. But as long as my baby is healthy and I'm healthy I'll deal with the ligament pain and all the rest of the pain from now until 2 weeks early or 2 weeks late.

I cannot wait to meet him. It is amazing to love someone you've never seen. Which reminds me of a post that my friend shared on Facebook. Here it is. I'm not sure where this picture came from so hopefully no one gets upset that I post it. 

So beautiful. 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


<--- I bought these from Dollar Tree last year, but they never got planted. See we have this huge, ugly bush in front of our house and we thought that it was going to get pulled out last year so I bought some flowers to plant in it's place because I want a flower garden where the bush is. So when the bush didn't get pulled the plants never got planted.  Well, this year I know the bush is going to get pulled, but it won't be in the right month so I decided to go ahead and plant my bulbs and get them growing so when the bush is removed I can transplant them. But after a year I was unsure if the bulbs would still be good. SO....

Amazingly after a year they still decided to grow for me! I am so excited! What do you know I'm growing a baby and plants! Go me! It's getting bigger and bigger everyday! It's supposed to bloom about 100 days after being planted so we'll see how that goes. I think these flowers are beautiful and will really make our front yard look better. Next year I'll have to buy some more flowers (different kinds) to really add some flavor to our front yard. Also I'm seriously hoping to have our porch looking better with some new furniture and hanging plants. 
As for the inside by next year or during next year I want to have our dining room painted (obviously something I can't do right now) and maybe get the 1/2 bath door moved from our kitchen into our dining room. Yes, I realize a dining room isn't really a great place for a bathroom door, but neither is a bathroom door right next to your stove where you cook your food so dining room it is. Plus our kitchen NEEDS some more room! Once the door is moved we can think about painting the kitchen! Yay! And I really want a back splash in the kitchen. Ok to be truthful I'd like to rip everything out of the kitchen (cabinets, floor, etc.) and totally redo the layout, but that will just have to wait for a while I guess. It'd be a lot f money to get new flooring, new cabinets, counters, counter tops, paint, back splash, etc. Anyways that gives you an idea of some of what's on my mind for the end of this year/beginning/middle/end of next year.  

Monday, May 21, 2012

Ligament Pain

I'm experiencing my first little bit of Ligament Pain in my right side. It really hurts (maybe more of a major discomfort than pain) to move around. I've found a way to sit down that makes it to where I barely feel it. I thought we had some Tylenol at home (to help ease the pain like the nurse suggested I do), but we didn't have any so I was sitting at home in pain.

Luckily my wonderful, bestest husband in the whole world went and got me Tylenol after work.. AND McDonalds which I told him sounded good to me! That's not all! He went to Dollar Tree and bought some icecream and popsicles for me! :D I'm so lucky to have him as my husband! He's so wonderful to me! Which I know must be a very hard thing to do since I've been so moody from being pregnant.

Well, it's time for me to get off here and enjoy the last little bit of time I have with my hubby before he has to go to bed. We're watching L&O : SVU!

Cleaning Pregnant

I love my husband, but he's obviously never been pregnant so there are a lot of things that he just doesn't understand. He wants me to pick up heavy thing, clean up a lot of things,... I understand why, but a lot of this stuff I can't do. And it would be so much easier if we had more storage stuff. There's so much stuff that has no where to go so it gets cluttered. If I had the wood and other supplies I need I would spend my time making these storage things so that our home would be better organized and clean. I can't carry laundry baskets, fold huge comforters/carry them upstairs,.... But I do need to get off here and start the work on trying to make the house cleaner. So here I go.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

22 Weeks

18ish more weeks to go before we meet Seth! I'm so excited and I cannot wait for these 18 or so weeks to pass!

Every day I get a little more I guess worried wondering when I'll go into labor.

Will I be early or late or a shocking pretty much right on time?

Will everything be ok to have a normal vaginal birth or will I have to have a c-section? Btw in case I do have to have a c-section don't feel sorry for me I really don't care which way he gets here just as long as he's healthy and I'm healthy.

So many questions that won't have answers at least not for another 16 or more weeks. I might not even find out until right during delivery, but that's ok. Just bring on the epidural and all should be fine LOL

I'm getting bigger and bigger and already feel like I'm starting to walk a little more like a penguin with every passing day.

Seth has been even more active than he was last week, which I love. Except for last night when I was trying to sleep and he kept kicking me and I didn't feel good and on top of that I kept having nightmares (not baby related)

I've started being able to see him when I move just right.It's so alien like, but cool.

Ok, now to hear what Baby Center has to say:
At 11 inches (the length of a spaghetti squash) and almost 1 pound, your baby is starting to look like a miniature newborn. His lips, eyelids, and eyebrows are becoming more distinct, and he's even developing tiny tooth buds beneath his gums. His eyes have formed, but his irises (the colored part of the eye) still lack pigment. 
If you could see inside your womb, you'd be able to spot the fine hair (lanugo) that covers his body and the deep wrinkles on his skin, which he'll sport until he adds a padding of fat to fill them in. Inside his belly, his pancreas — essential for the production of some important hormones — is developing steadily.

How your life's changing:

At this point, you may find your belly becoming a hand magnet. It's perfectly okay to tell folks who touch your tummy that you'd rather they didn't. And if people are telling you that you look smaller or bigger than you should at this point, remember that each woman grows — and shows — at her own rate.
What's important is that you see your practitioner for regular visits so she can make sure your baby's growth is on track. You may start to notice stretch marks on your abdomen as it expands to accommodate your growing baby.  

At least half of all pregnant women will developstretch marks by the time they give birth. These small streaks of differently textured skin can range from pink to dark brown (depending on your skin color). Although they most commonly appear on your tummy, stretch marks may also show up on your buttocks, thighs, hips, and breasts. There's no proof that lotion helps prevent stretch marks, but keeping your skin moisturized may help with any itching.

So just so you know for the most part I would prefer people not to touch my belly. And if a stranger comes up and touches my belly I'm sure I'll be swatting their hand like I would do for a little child who keeps trying to knock things over. I don't see why people think that just going up to someone and touching their belly is acceptable, I mean really a baby doesn't mean free for all. 

Friday, May 18, 2012

Feeling Down

It might have something to do with the pregnancy. I just feel kinda of down. I feel like I've been put on a back burner with my husband, I feel stressed about being tight on money, I'm upset because we're trying to not go out to eat (but that's the only thing that sounds good),... I just feel down. It may have nothing to do with the pregnancy maybe there's just a lot going on in my life and it's just all piling up.

My husband is wonderful and he is wonderful to me. He takes great care of me, helps me when I need it (even if he doesn't feel like it), he buys me random gifts to spoil me, he works hard, etc. He's just wonderful, but I for some reason can't help, but feel like his video games or shows are more important than me at times, esp while I'm pregnant and hormonal. I know they aren't more important than I am to him. I think I just NEED more attention now that I'm pregnant and maybe that's what is causing this feeling.

As for money well it's tight for now, but it will get better. We just need to eat at home more and watch what we spend money on and soon we'll be comfortable again. I just don't know how long it will take until we get back to where we were. Stupid taxes and license plates!
I can't wait until our contract is up with our Satellite that way we can cancel that and save ourselves some money. Don't get me wrong I LOVE having Satellite and watching HGTV, TLC, TNT, FX, and such, but I would much prefer that extra money for when things get tight.
We've been using our AC less and of course no heat (why would we need heat?!) so that should help out a little (at least for that bill)
We're now cutting back on going out to eat. First day and I'm already miserable!
I'm sure we'll find some more ways to help out.

I'm pretty tired too. Maybe if I take a nap I'll start feeling a little happier? Guess I could try it and find out.

A World Without Sports

Picture it with me. 

Instead of watching sports your loved ones could be watching a nice family movie, playing a family game, or doing something creative.

Instead of playing sports video games (that give you a headache) your husband could be out grilling, making something in the garage, or spending time with the kids. 

Instead of buying tickets, video games, or movies that involve sports you could be saving money or at least spending it on something useful. 

Instead of hearing your husband yell at the TV or video game when his team doesn't do what he wants he could be yelling because he dropped the hammer or drill on his foot while trying to make you those shelves, cabinets, etc. that you so desire.

Instead of paying so much money to people who play sports for a living we could increase the pay for the people that actually work hard like the people in the factories, grocery stores, offices, etc. 

I mean really a life without sports sound pretty awesome to me! 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Mommy Brain

I've been having some weird feelings in my stomach today. So I've been taking it easy and praying that what I'm feeling is normal and not something bad. I'm sure everything will be fine, but I can be a bit of a worrier. Yeah, I know that's not good on me or the baby. I do know that he is doing just fine in there since I've felt him kicking and moving around today. I still love when he moves around! I may not like it so much when it gets more painful, but I think I'll still like it somewhat just because I'll know he's doing alright.

I've had a severe case of Mommy Brain today, which was accompanied by a not so lovely headache. Talk about something making me moody! I've been grumpy since I can't get my brain to work correctly and I've been burning up, the weird feeling, etc. Hopefully that will ease up.

Also today I took an old dress added a belt to it and pinned some of it (it's a little to big in places) and I've gotten a lot of compliments :) I love taking something older and making people love it! The belt I used is pretty old as well.

It's not the greatest pic, but you get the idea.

Today is my mom's birthday! I love my mom! She's such a strong woman and she's been through so much. I trust her opinion and fashion sense. I wouldn't trade my mom in for anyone! I have the best mom! :)

Well, I'm getting off here and getting ready for dinner. Have a great rest of the day!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Nesting.. It's A LOT Of Work

     So I'll be very real right now. We don't wash all of our blankets a lot, at least not the ones in the guest bedroom because we very rarely ever have guest so they don't get dirty except when slept in, which would be when they get cleaned. Now we clean our bedding regularly, don't worry! So this nice pile up here is a pile of bedding from our room and the guest room that needs washed. What's sad about this is we've already washed some of the bedding before taking this picture. Yeah, there was a lot of bedding.

Ok, so I should explain something. What was our guest bedroom is now the nursery. So we no longer have a guest bedroom so I'm washing all the bedding from that and then putting it all away in a dresser for when it's needed.
And yes, if you're thinking, "But doesn't your house have 3 bedrooms?" You're correct it does. We obviously have our bedroom, the now nursery, and what we use as a reading room which we never actually use. It's been more for storing things, it has 2 recliners, a TV, a VCR player, PlayStation 2, Movies, games, books, extra blankets, etc. It has a lot of stuff in it.
And see we don't have a whole lot of things to help us organize it all at the moment, which is one of the reasons we NEED some 2x4's and other such wood. I know I could make organizers if I had the wood to do it. So for now during my nesting I'm doing as much as I possibly can without having any help from organizers, so in other words it's still going to be messy no matter what I do.

I found a bunch of stuff in my spare closet that I know I need to get rid of be it through a yard sale, Goodwill, or whatever. I keep thinking Garage Sale just because we need the money, but I'm not comfortable doing a Garage Sale. I just think someone will try to steal our stuff we're selling or our earnings and typically during Yard Sale hours my hubby is at work so I'd have to do it myself OR have someone like my MIL help me. It just seems like more of a hassle than it's worth. So I'm sure most of it will go to Goodwill. There may be some more expensive things that we'll put on Amazon or sell to a friend, but for the most part it will just be donated. I feel good about donating it, at least I'm making nice things more affordable for others.

Whelp, off to Nest some more. Hope you're all having a great Wednesday!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

One Step At A Time

Today I'll be going to Walmart and buying paint! I'm so excited.. Of course I'll be more excited when it's on the nursery wall, but we're getting there. I'll be having Walmart match a Martha Stewart paint color.

Also on today's agenda I'll be cleaning more things out of the nursery that don't belong.

And... Always an and. Doing more laundry. Blankets and such. Slowly nut surely things are looking a lot better due to nesting!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Babyish Nurseries...

I know that some people like the whole babyish teddy bears, Noah's Ark, Pooh, etc. nursery looks, but that just isn't for me. The only thing babyish I want is the baby. 

I want my kid to look back and say, "My nursery was awesome! None of that babyish stuff." I mean honestly our first is a boy you think he wants a bunch of teddy bears? No. I want a nursery that I won't have to make any real changes to for around 3-5 years and even then it won't be drastic changes. Take out: the crib, changing table, etc, but I won't have to paint the walls or get rid of wallpaper or anything like that. Get: a new bed, new bedding, and some coordinating things (lamps, stuffed animals, picture frames, etc.) 

If it was me I would want to look back at my nursery and say that was awesome! colorful! cool! A room that never had to go through a ton of change because it was awesome from the start! And that's exactly what I'm wanting to give to my kid. And nurseries are changing now. Most people don't go for the babyish look, it just isn't cool anymore (at least in my opinion) 

Hope none of this offends anyone, it's just my opinion.   

21 Weeks

21 weeks! It's been a slow, fast, weird, lovely, painful, happy experience. I'm so blessed to have the opportunity to be pregnant, even though it isn't always fun being this way. I may not like being pregnant all the time, but it is a blessing and I'm reminded of that every time I feel him kick and move around. 

Last night I had a dream where I gave birth to my baby. It was a little strange like most pregnancy dreams. But after having him (which in my dream was a she, which has to do with something my husband has said) I remember the shock that he was mine and I was going to be able to take him home, which I'm sure is how I'll feel when he finally gets here. I can't wait! 

I've learned that the 27th week is the last week of the 2nd Trimester, which means I'm almost to that final trimester and SOOOO close to meeting my Seth! I cannot wait! September cannot get here fast enough! 

Personal Note:
I know that not everyone will agree with my decisions that I will make as a mom, but I do hope the everyone: family, friends, and everyone else will respect the fact that I am his mom and the decisions about Seth are between my husband and I. If we do something you don't approve of it's really none of your business so keep it to yourself. Thanks! Once again I hope that doesn't sound rude, but I know of some people who think their opinion needs to be heard all the time and about everything and quite frankly I don't want to hear it because almost always I don't agree with what these certain people have to say. 
I'm one that will ask for help when and if I need it and I will only go to people who I trust and value their opinion, like my mom. I know of a lot of people who have said they have the best mom ever and I'm glad you feel that way, but I don't know of any mom who has gone through as much as my mom has and still been able to be such a great mom. Sure she's made some mistakes, but even great moms do. And that's what I'm asking for, the opportunity to be a great mom and to make my mistakes and learn on my own and when the time comes that I need help let me be the one to ask for it. 

I finally got to Walmart and grabbed some of the well, what I call Paint Strip Samples since I can never remember the actual name of them. Lol. I'm hoping that my hubby will feel up to going to Home Depot after work and grabbing the Paint Strip Sample from them so I can match it up to a Walmart one. I know what color I want, but I'm not willing to pay as much for it as Martha would like. If you don't understand what I mean by that it's a Martha Stewart paint color that I want, but she's way over priced. 
While at Walmart hubby and I also looked at some other things like the organizer things we want, we bought the letters for the wall, but we totally forgot to look at the ceiling fans. So today I'm going to try to remember to do that and to grab some food items. 
Last night I got online and did some looking around once again for the perfect nursery stuff and I think I finally found the bedding I want. I also found some cute clothing, some bottles that I might be interested in, etc.

I'm feeling Seth move around more and more. He's been moving around this morning quite a bit, which has been very unusual. Normally I don't feel him until late at night. I'm glad to be feeling him more though!   

I'm totally in love with this little person whom I've never even met. It's a strange feeling, but I know that's how it's supposed to be. Now on to some more nesting! Oh Jesus, help me! There's so much to do!

What Baby Center has to say about 21 weeks:
Your baby now weighs about three-quarters of a pound and is approximately 10 1/2 inches long — the length of a carrot. You may soon feel like he's practicing martial arts as his initial fluttering movements turn into full-fledged kicks and nudges. You may also discover a pattern to his activity as you get to know him better. In other developments, your baby's eyebrows and lids are present now. 

You're probably feeling pretty comfortable these days. You're not too big yet, and the usual discomforts associated with early pregnancy are, for the most part, gone. If you're feeling good, relax and enjoy it while you can — the third trimester may bring with it a new crop of complaints.
That's not to say you won't have some minor glitches to deal with now. For example, increased oil production may contribute to the development (or worsening) of acne. If that's the case, be diligent about washing well with a gentle soap or cleanser twice a day, and make sure that any moisturizer or make-up you use is oil-free. Don't take any oral acne medications — some are very hazardous during pregnancy — or use any topical acne products without first checking with your practitioner. You're also more prone to varicose veins now. As your pregnancy progresses, there's increasing pressure on the veins in your legs; higher progesterone levels, which may cause the walls of your veins to relax, can make the problem worse. You're more likely to get varicose veins if other family members have them. Also, they tend to get worse with each successive pregnancy and as you age. To help prevent or minimize varicose veins, exercise daily, prop up your feet and legs whenever possible, sleep on your left side, and wear maternity support hose.
You may also notice so-called spider veins (a group of tiny blood vessels near the surface of your skin), particularly on your ankles, legs, or face. They may have a spider- or sunburst-like pattern with little branches radiating out from the center, they may look like the branches of a tree, or they may be a group of separate thin lines with no particular pattern. Though they may be a bit unsightly, spider veins don't cause discomfort and usually disappear after delivery.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

It's Mother's Day!

Today has not went at all as planned! Didn't get home from work until late, hubby wasn't up, didn't get to go to church, had to run to Walmart to get our Mother's Day gifts, went to Chinese, Back to Walmart to look at some nursery stuff (and a few other things), came back home, had the in-laws over for a little while, and well now here I am. I've had a headache. So this will be a very short post! And definitely won't have any pics.
I hope you've all had a fabulous Mother's Day! And remember even the greatest mom's make mistakes so forgive them!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Baby Stuff We Have

So I know some people are wondering what stuff we have for our baby. So I'll show you some of it. BTW if you see something that I need that isn't here please don't just go and buy it. Reason being: I more than likely already have a certain one in mind, I may already have it, or I may not have it yet, but know where I'm getting it from. I do have a 'theme' I want to keep to. I have this look in my head and I want everything to go with it, I want perfection. LOL.
The diaper bag I bought :)

Not quite sure what this is really called , but yeah we have it
Kick N' Play
Battery Powered Swing

Bassinet :) 
Changing Table

I believe we already have a crib lined up (even if we don't we've got a while before that's a problem), we have some clothes, etc. 

We'll need clothes, bottles, diapers (Pampers or Huggies is what I'm thinking), wipes (Same as diapers and we want them to be Sensitive), head-to-toe wash (Johnson's Baby <3 that brand), etc. Which will all be on our registry when we create one. That way if you plan on buying us something you can buy what we actually need/want, so please wait until then. I hope that doesn't sound harsh, but it's just the truth. I'm a picky person and this is my first kid so I want everything a certain way. Heck, truthfully I'd be this way if it was my 5th kid, but hey we'll just use the excuse for now that it's my first. I'll find a different one later. :P

I do want to point out that most of the baby stuff we have right now has been given to us either free or nearly  for free, which has been a blessing. Thank you Dave&Net! We greatly appreciate it!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Can't Stop Eating!

Those of you who have been/are pregnant and have ever had the Baby Center App on your phone know that they are constantly telling you to pack a healthy snack. So for work today I took this.

That's right a whole half a watermelon. Well, whole minus 2 pieces that I'd ate previously. And yes, I ate almost the whole thing, plus 2 strawberries. After work, even though I'd been eating on this watermelon all day, I was still hungry! So I came home and had 2 or 3 slices (?) of brownie. And then about an hour or so later I went and ate Chinese, which FINALLY filled me up! So glad to not be constantly eating anymore. Lol.

After Chinese we sat inside and all talked, until most of us started getting restless, then we headed outside like normal to leave, but instead of leaving we all hung out and talked.. or in my husband's case he played with the kids. They love him! And I love that!

It felt really good outside so it was nice to be out there for a while... at least until my feet started hurting. Then I was ready to go. But my husband and the kids were having so much fun that I decided not to say anything. During my not saying anything I got the wise idea of  sitting on the back of my step-dad's truck. I thought, "I should get my husband to help me up here," but he was playing with the kids so I thought,"I'll just do it myself it won't hurt me." Wrong. I got a little small, quickly faded pain, which then got me 'yelled at' for getting up there myself. So when it was time to get down I had my husband help me. Next time I'll know to trust my instincts and get help. I feel fine now so I don't think that I did any real damage, but it is a little scary when you get that 'warning' pain. 

I cannot wait to meet our little boy! I want to know what he looks like, hold him, take him on walks with me and my mom, put him in his first suit, sing to him, ... I think you get the point. I can't believe that after living most of my life not wanting to be a mom now all I can think about is being a mom. It's what I look forward to. I was more excited to buy that Diaper Bag than any bag I've ever bought for myself. And I'll be so excited to get our car seat, stroller, crib, etc. 

I absolutely cannot wait until the nursery is finished, which is hilarious since we haven't even started. But I have the idea and everything wrote down! I just need the paint and all the stuff to go in the room. Oh, and to get all the other stuff out of the room. Lol. And btw I won't be painting so no one freak out on me! Even though I would love to be the one who does most of the work on the nursery I know I can't... I'm not to good with trimming anyways, but I have someone painting the nursery who is a wonderful painter. I know my momma will do a fabulous job. I'm picky when it comes to paint and decorating in general. I don't trust many people when it comes to decorating our house. And who better to have help me than someone who is even more picky than me! And who knows my style, even if she doesn't always agree with it :P

Tomorrow I plan to look at the color strips for the colors I need, possibly buy some paint?, look at the spray paints I'll need, the letters, a ceiling fan,... etc. I won't be able to buy everything we need, but I'll at least get an idea on what I want and the costs. The main thing right now is to get the room painted, it's not like I can start setting things up until the room is painted and dry anyways.  

Anyways, that's what's going on here. Hope you all have a good night!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Another Not So Eventful Day

I went on a walk today with my mom. I love spending time with her. While walking we walked past one of my favorite houses in Frankfort. Mom and I love the details on this home. It's beautiful.
Sorry the picture isn't the greatest since it was taken from across the street and I didn't zoom  in. 

During our walk we went into an antique shop and saw these beautiful, but very over procedure flowers. Sure compared to the price tag Hobby Lobby would have on it they were cheap, but I could make it myself for much cheaper.

Later on Hubby and I decided to treat ourselves to Applebees. It's been sounding good to me even though I can't get what I really want, the Boneless Buffalo Wings Classic W/ Blue Cheese! Baby doesn't seem to like how spicy they are... But that was when I was getting sick a lot so maybe it'd be different now. Hmm... Only one way way to find out right? So I tried them and so far everything is going good.

I'm still wanting to build stuff REALLY bad, but haven't had the opportunity to yet. Still need to buy the wood and maybe a few other things, but I think besides the wood we have pretty much everything else I would need for my project. Oh and that's right I won't be telling you what this project is not until it's done! Which may be a very long time so prepare to hear me whine a lot about how I want to build it, but can't.

P.S. I can't wait until my baby gets here! Hurry up September!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

It's MINE!

I bought the Diaper Bag :) And I'm obviously very happy about it! It's so cute!
On the outside: 2 pouches on the front, 1 on each side, and one big one in the back
And on the inside: One big pouch in front and 2 in back.
It comes with a little mat for changing the baby's diaper :) I'm so excited!!

Here it is again in case you didn't see it on my earlier post. And once again it was in the wrong spot on the shelf so the price you see there isn't correct. It was $15 :) That makes me smile! I had a couple others picked out, you know just in case Miles didn't like this one or if I wasn't able to buy it and it was gone when I could. The others I had picked out were $20 so I save $5 by getting the diaper bag I really wanted! So glad it didn't work out the other way like most things. Choose between 2 items and the one you really want is more expensive so you buy the one that's second best to save some money, I hate when that happens! 

Seriously can't believe I'm so excited over a Diaper Bag, but I am! 

Window Shopping

So after I was done stocking the bread at Walmart I decided to do some 'Window shopping' and looking up some prices of baby things. Well here are a few of my cute finds:

Newborn Onesies
My First Choice For a Diaper Bag.. the price on this is not correct
Newborn Shoes

Baby Monitor
Cute Newborn Pants

Newborn slipper/shoes and mittens

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

DIY Plans from

OMW! I have found SOOO many things that I want to make! Would you like to see some pictures? Of course you would!

These are just a few of the wonderful things I found over at
Click the link, then go to plans and you'll see 10 pages worth of plans for all different kinds of things. 
They've got storage, beds, tables, etc. So you definitely won't be bored looking at it. Each one includes the things required to build it and the instructions on how to do it! I LOVE this site and any other DIYer's will too. Even if you don't like exactly what she has on there you can still get some great ideas. 

Monday, May 7, 2012

DIY Hanging Bed!

While going through some awesome blogs I ran across this DIY Hanging Bed, which I love! I saw it on the blog Be Different Act Normal and I believe she found it on HGTV.
Here's the link:

I would love to be able to do this, but I just don't know where we would put it. The only place I can think of would be our front porch, which I think would be cute. It could be used as a swing or a bed (not that I'd be spending the night out there) I think I would make ours look more like a swing though (Wide enough for one person to lay on comfortably) I absolutely hate our furniture that we have on our porch to me it's, well... hillbilly. And that's just not me! We just haven't had the money to buy or build something that we would actually like. But I plan on changing this, oh yes, I do! And this seems like a fairly simple, fairly cheap, yet very cute way of changing my hillbilly solution. Now if I only had some wood for this and for another project I'm wanting to do. Anyone willing to donate some wood? LOL.

20 Weeks

That's right 20 weeks, the halfway point! We didn't really celebrate the halfway point, but we're so glad the it's here!

I feel Seth kicking a lot when I'm relaxing, which I actually enjoy because it lets me know that he's ok.
I'm still looking for that perfect bedding. I can't seem to find it anywhere! I can't really describe what I'm looking for, but I know I'll know it when I see it.

I have a few... or maybe a ton of stuff on Amazon that I really wish we could afford to buy right now to get the nursery started, but it can wait, it's not like the walls are painted yet. Lol.

One of my cravings:

What Baby Center has to say about 20 weeks:

Your baby weighs about 10 1/2 ounces now. He's also around 6 1/2 inches long from head to bottom and about 10 inches from head to heel — the length of a banana. (For the first 20 weeks, when a baby's legs are curled up against his torso and hard to measure, measurements are taken from the top of his head to his bottom — the "crown to rump" measurement. After 20 weeks, he's measured from head to toe.)
He's swallowing more these days, which is good practice for his digestive system. He's also producing meconium, a black, sticky by-product of digestion. This gooey substance will accumulate in his bowels, and you'll see it in his first soiled diaper (some babies pass meconium in the womb or during delivery).

What Baby Center has to say about Mommy at 20 weeks:
Congratulations! You've hit the halfway mark in your pregnancy. The top of your uterus is about level with your belly button, and you've likely gained around 10 pounds. Expect to gain another pound or so each week from now on. (If you started your pregnancy underweight, you may need to gain a bit more; if you were overweight, perhaps a bit less.) Make sure you're getting enough iron, a mineral that's used primarily to make hemoglobin (the part of your red blood cells that carries oxygen). 
During pregnancy, your body needs more iron to keep up with your expanding blood volume, as well as for your growing baby and the placenta. Red meat is one of the best sources of iron for pregnant women. Poultry (especially the dark meat) also contains iron. Some common non-meat sources of iron include legumes, soy-based products, spinach, prune juice, raisins, and iron-fortified cereals.
If you haven't already signed up for a childbirth education class, you may want to look into one, especially if you're a first-timer. A structured class will help prepare you and your partner for the rigors of labor and delivery. Most hospitals and birth centers offer classes, either as weekly meetings or as a single intensive, one-day session. Many communities have independent instructors as well. Ask your friends, family members, or caregiver for recommendations.

So that's my week 20! :) Hope you're all doing well!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Pregnant...With Power Tools

So I ran into this really awesome blog while I was doing some Google Searching for the Nursery! And if you know me (or even if you don't) you should know that I LOVE finding new blogs to read and get ideas from. Anyways the blog is Pregnant...With Power Tools (like I titled this post) and here's the link if you'd like to check it out

It's Title pretty much explains a lot of what you'll find on the blog. Pregnant with power tools. Christin has a TON of projects (which are fabulous!) I especially love her
Bookcase ( ,
 Family Command Center ( , and her Book Nook (
That's of course only naming a few. I can't wait to look back through the rest of her blog to see what else I've missed!

DIY projects are amazing! :) ... Now if only I had the money and the supplies :/

Anyways if you love DIY projects you will more than likely LOVE her blog so go check it out!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

It's A.....

Boy!!!! Ok so it isn't what we expected, but I'm still happy because everything seems to show a healthy, active baby. He was moving around and he had the hiccups during the u/s. He's 12 oz.
20 week ultrasound

My intuition said girl, but it said that if I called it a girl that it'd be a boy so it was right and so was my mom. Lol. Most of us were wrong in thinking girl. I think that my desire to have a girl made me not listen to my intuition. I am excited though! We get to buy cute little suits, be active playing sports, camping,... Etc. This will be fun!

Today's The Day!

That's right in a few hours from now we will be seeing our baby again! :) We'll find out how it's developing (and all the health stuff) and then find out what gender baby is! So exciting!

Until then I've got to:
Get ready (bathe, get dressed, brush teeth, etc.)
Go to work (fun, fun)
Come Back Home
And then off we go! (Yipee!)

I'll post an update later! Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Long Wait Is Almost Over

No, no it's not time to give birth yet. For that I'm sure the title will be something like The Day I Never Thought Would Come LOL. So anyways back to My Long Wait almost being over. Tomorrow we will FINALLY are having our Second Trimester Ultrasound! That's right we'll be checking baby's development, making sure that there's only one baby in there, and FINDING OUT BABY'S GENDER. 

Don't think that I don't care about baby's health just because it isn't in all caps. I care, I definitely do, but I believe that God is going to give us a healthy baby so I've chosen not to worry about that. Now the baby's gender is a little more tricky than trusting that it will be a certain gender. So that's why I'm a little more excited about that. 

Now as you I'm sure all know by now we are hoping for a girl, BUT a healthy baby (girl or boy) is a blessing. In other words we won't love it more if it's a girl. A boy just wouldn't be what we expected. 

So tomorrow we will finally know one way or the other and I can start getting the nursery together, cleaning the baby's clothes, etc. I cannot wait to get everything done and to have that baby in my arms! Of course that's going to be a while and I'm sure that wait will feel WAY longer than the wait for the 2nd trimester u/s. I CAN DO IT! Lol. I just have to keep reminding myself that I can.