Week 31

Already it seems baby is starting to slow down a bit with a growing lack of room, but he’s still quite a mover. The other night he got really agitated, though, when I woke up from a nightmare (which was odd in itself since I can’t remember the last time I had a dream like that) and poor Baby Boy was just going nuts.  My heart was racing and he was moving around like crazy after I woke up – Josh said it was the most he’s ever felt him, and I’d have to agree. Otherwise, Baby Boy is doing well and we have another appointment next week.


This morning for our Sunday breakfast we had bacon and homemade blueberry pancakes – I can’t do box pancakes anymore… they’re just not nearly as satisfying. 😉


Then we went through the big box of baby clothes my sister sent us…

And then Josh and Uzi put together the glider for the nursery, which I then immediately tried out. I’m so glad we didn’t get a bigger one as it would have been a tight fit otherwise!

While I kept my feet up, Josh put up the Mario decals in the nursery, bringing us another step closer to completion – yahoo!

That pretty much sums up our day… we’ve been keeping an eye on Ziggy who has been a bit out of sorts today, and we’ll probably be taking her to the vet tomorrow. We’re not sure what’s up, but think it might be tummy related – she’s been on the couch most of the day and just hasn’t been herself along with a few other issues, which we thought were stress related until this morning.  So… fingers crossed it’s just something simple. In the meantime, she’s been enjoying the extra attention and just having us nearby to offer constant pettings and we’ve received many purrs in return.

Personality Test (with pictures)

If you’re like me and sometimes get bored and like to take personality tests, this one is a bit different as you choose from pictures, and was actually really, really accurate for me.


You’re a Seeker. You believe in living life to the fullest. You’re curious and enthusiastic with a bright spirit that is an inspiration to your friends and family. A sensitive soul with an expressive nature, you tend to be quite a romantic at heart. Sometimes you love nothing more than escaping into your very own dreamworld. Spontaneous new experiences can be really inspiring to you and you like exploring your creative side from time to time. Right now, life probably feels pretty good. You have a healthy balanced attitude and know how to take the good with the bad. You’re feeling comfortable in your own skin. You have a healthy approach to life. Having a regular spiritual practice that gives you a sense of inner peace is one of your priorities. Allowing yourself that kind of time for reflection will have a positive effect. It’s important to remember to tap into your inner strength and to believe in yourself. Take on new challenges and stay stimulated so you remain enthusiastic and inspired by life. As a Seeker, you get excited by new ideas. You like adventure and original experiences that stimulate and challenge your status quo. Stay inspired with a rich mix of activities, and find time for hobbies that allow you to explore your creative side. Learn to recognize when you need variety in your life, and then incorporate it into your daily plans. Having a loving relationship is one of the biggest blessings there is. A solid home life is an immense source of strength and support. Make sure you don’t take your partner for granted. Carving out some regular special one-on-one time is always worth it.


Week 30

Baby Boy is doing good this week, and so am I.  He continues to be a mover and a shaker and has switched positions a couple of times keeping us on our toes.  While my belly has gotten bigger, it seems like the progression has gotten a tad slower, which is good since my clothes are getting really tight and I don’t want to have to buy too many more items with just a mere two months to go!  Two months – that’s it!?


With the weather being fairly decent this weekend, we decided to get out and drive to Stillwater to check out the antique shops and book shops that they have out there.  I hadn’t realized what a cute little town it is, and definitely want to go back when the weather is warmer.  I managed to flesh out my book collection a bit, including finding some good deals on Nancy Drew books – one day my collection will be complete and hopefully we’ll have a daughter one day who will love them as much as I did growing up.


I also found a fun cookbook that I’m still flipping through, but comes complete with some help on what to do if you need to properly set a table and host on your own without a maid, as well as menu ideas for young children.


We were also able to find a few glasses to add to our drinking glass collection, which also means time to reorganize the cabinet a bit and get rid of the “boring” glasses.

And while we were in Stillwater, we went to a local brewery – me to rest my weary feet, and Josh so he could sample the beer.  I may have sampled off of Josh’s, but I couldn’t let him waste the stout, now could I?  They had a coffee stout that would have been magical with a big piece of chocolate cake.  Yum.  Thankfully, I had truffles in the car, though, so the chocolate craving was fulfilled.  We also picked up a pint glass to add to our pint glass collection… okay, so we may have more glasses than we’ll ever need, but at least they’re awesome.

And then it was a mostly leisurely Sunday in which we slept in, went to see the movie Chronicle and then went and upgraded our cell phones, followed by some kitty snuggling because you know they miss us when we decide to not stay at home on a weekend.  We may have one of the neediest cats on the planet, but he’s pretty cute.

Week 29

Another week come and gone.  Baby and I had our monthly check-up this week, and everything seems to be going just fine.  Baby’s heartbeat was nice and strong, which didn’t surprise me considering how active he often is.  According to my books, he should weigh over 2 lbs right now, and will start gaining 1/2 a pound a week.  Considering how big I already feel, it’ll be interesting to see just how much bigger this belly gets. :p


And this would be after Josh told me my belly looked like a giant boob because of how my belly button sticks out…

Despite the cold, we decided to get some errands done yesterday, which included going to Snuffy’s Malt Shop for lunch (Mmmm… malts), and then off to Babies R Us to order a chair for the nursery.  We got a pretty good deal on a glider with ottoman and while it’s not the most comfortable model they had, we already decided we weren’t spending $300-$500 on a rocking chair.  Sure, we may change our minds later if we end up spending a lot of time in it, but for now… I think it’ll work out just fine, and this particular chair doesn’t take up as much room, which is also nice considering the nursery is a little small.  Otherwise, we bought some baby clothes (yay clearance!) and then went home and had a nice dinner for two.  With my growing girth, it’s too hard to eat anywhere but at the dinner table or counter, and it’s actually been nice not eating in front of the TV or computer and sitting down with my husband – we may just make it a regular thing. Ha ha.


I also have the best husband, who picked up Lady and the Tramp for me, which I haven’t seen in years, and we watched that last night.  I’m definitely having a much harder time staying up very late, though.  It hits 9:00 and I seem to just wear out – I’m afraid the recliners might be too comfy for movie watching anymore. :p

I was, however, thankfully able to sleep in a bit today and we did our Sunday morning breakfast – biscuits and gravy today with thick deli-cut bacon.  It’s getting kind of sad that I think about food so often to the point where my eyes glaze over thinking about all the yummy things I want to make and devour. Ah well, I guess I’m really just lucky I haven’t gained more weight than I already have!

On that note, time to decide what to do with the rest of the day… perhaps a combination of being productive and relaxing as I still have a lot of organizing and purging I need/want to do.  I also want to spend some time with my husband and his week ended on a bit of a sad note with the passing of his uncle, which was very sudden and unexpected.  I didn’t have the opportunity to know him very well, but he was kind and had a great love of music – he was the DJ at our wedding actually, and we couldn’t have asked for a better one.