Friday, October 31, 2008


I just got home this afternoon and will try to post pictures in the next few days. Email if I havent sent you the link to her hospital pictures and I will.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Pictures, Very Soon

I probably won't post anything for the next few days. The baby is not exactly being cooperative, in other words, she doesn't like standing on her head. Therefore, sometime around one o'clock tomorrow afternoon, she will arrive, via a c-section. So whenever I return home, I will have pictures. So pray for all of us tomorrow!

Sunday, October 26, 2008


The time has come that I have to stop procrastinating and actually organize my house. Yes, it will be a good thing before the baby comes, but that isnt my motivation. Since we've decided to try to get licensed for daycare, they require inspections, the first of which is Wednesday (as long as baby cooperates). My husband is sick today so we stayed home from church and he is resting. I rested for a few minutes, but the list of things I've got to get done motivated me to get off the couch and get something accomplished. I started last night with the hall closet (medicine on bottom shelf, bad idea) and now have made it to the master bathroom. The cabinet in there is a disaster so I've been attempting to straighten it. And as far as shampoo, conditioner and toothpaste go...the baby might be a year old before I have to buy any more:) I had good coupons combined with sales, but I think I'm now set for a while. Kendall and Boots kitty are both "helping" me...thinking that empty shelves are where they are supposed to be. Not exactly what I had in mind, but it did make me stop to consider what I wanted to fill that space with! Now I must get back to my cleaning project!

Friday, October 24, 2008


Ok, maybe someone out there can tell me the answer to this question. My sisters-in-law got us a very nice pack n play. Last night I assembled it just to see what it looked like and so that I could go ahead and dispose of the box. Went together no problem, putting up and taking down the main part was easy. But I did have a little problem. I figured since it was called a pack and play that the accessories...the bassinet, changing table, tray thingy and mobile would also pack. But I havent figured out quite how to pack them yet....I havent given up but if you have any advice/experience with this, please let me know. Because right now, the majority of it isn't very compact. I also assembled my stroller last night. I didnt have the batteries (it told me it needed AA when it really needed AAA) so I wasnt able to test out the Ipod port on it (what will they think of next!). It went together fairly easily the only problem with it was that the toy steering wheel that it was supposed to have was not there. I've already contacted the company via email and if they dont respond fairly quickly I will be calling them. Not that it absolutely has to have the steering wheel, its the fact that it was supposed to be there and isnt. Anyway, I couldn't help myself. After I got it put together I had to push Kendall around the house in it. She thought that was a lot of fun. My husband just looked at me, grinned and shook his head. Oh well, Kendall enjoyed herself....except now she probably thinks she should be the one using it, not the baby!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Week 38

I have one request. Please...DON'T ASK ME HOW I'M FEELING. I never have made a good patient. I really don't like people to continually ask me how I'm feeling. It really bugs me, maybe its not logical but its true! Think about it. I've got about a 7 pound child in me, of course I don't feel like running a marathon but I'm not just going to spontaneously combust either. And don't worry. We will notify people once she is here, so you don't have to worry about not knowing. For now, I'm still working, and plan on continuing to do so until the day she arrives. I'll get off my soapbox now, and finish getting ready for work. Even if she's two weeks late (the maximum that they'll let you go before inducing) she'll still be here in less than a month.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Right as an American

There are many things in our political system that seem totally screwed up, but one right that we undeniably have is the right to vote. Ok, so normally this wouldnt be a problem, but you all know when the baby is due, and there really isnt any way to tell if that just might be the day that she decides to make her appearance. I didnt want to be stuck in the hospital, not getting out and getting my vote in. We live in a state where that one vote might really matter...and I want McCain to win. Actually, I just don't want Obama to win. So anyway, I drove the 13 miles south to the county courthouse yesterday adn cast my vote. Now I still hope that I'm not in labor at the hospital the entire day on election day because my dear husband has to vote too and he can't get to the courthouse to vote absentee and we didnt think about it early enough to vote by mail. Because I'd hate to have to send him on a mad dash back over here to vote and then back to the hospital!

And I hope all of you will get out there and take advantage of getting a vote in who the next leader of our country will be!

Monday, October 20, 2008

A Babysitter???

Ok, so that isn't exactly how he worded it, and no, I'm not talking about after the baby is born, but that is what my reaction was whenever I (finally) convinced my husband that it would be ok if he went four-wheeling with a friend next week. They will only be one hour away and in the age of cell phones, I'm really not all that worried. But evidently he is because he made sure that the fiance of the guy he is going riding with would be available to come and stay with me while they are gone. I may have looked at him kinda funny when he suggested it, but at least it is a friend of mine, so we'll have fun, except for the slight fact that I'm not too ambitious about doing anything these days!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Pictures from the Shower at Work

As promised, here are pictures from my shower at work, courtesy of one of my coworkers.

This picture is of the table decorations that were on the food table. We definitely weren't limited by only having a cake to eat at this shower! Everyone went all out with "heavy" appetizers which was great considering it was my dinner as well as dinner for most of the people attending the shower.
This is me (I think you knew that) with my boss and the voluteer cutting the cake is the one that made it. The rest of everyone was scared to cut the cake. And nope, don't remember what we were discussing but yes, it required me to talk with my hands.

Top view of the cake.
Side view of the cake.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Cutest Cake Ever

Ok, so I never even thought about taking my camera to work yesterday. I knew they were having a baby shower for me, but I didnt realize how much I would want my camera. Have you ever watched the food network cake decorating contests? Occassionally I'll turn one of those on when I'm cleaning house and I'm sure this cake could win that competition. Not only was it adorable, it fit. The shower was at a nature center, the outdoorsy stuff is what I enjoy, so they made it work. Imagine a tree canopy of four trees. This would be the top.

Now underneath these four trees was a pond, complete with fish and ducks. Around the pond were flowers and all sorts of woodland creatures, even little lady bugs, and they all had little pink bows. Interestingly enough, the cake came about becuase one of the volunteers mentioned back in August that she occassionally does a little cake decorating. So when it came time to put the shower together they asked if she would make the cake, and she was very happy to do it. I'm amazed is all I can say. (I'll post pictures of the entire cake whenever I get them from one of my coworkers who actually did bring a camera yesterday. You guys have got to see this!)
And while I'm on cakes and cake photos, here is a picture of the diaper cake I got on Sunday. It is a little cockeyed becuase I started to take it apart before deciding to take a picture. My sister in law took lots of pictures but I havent gotten them yet.
And last, but certainly not least (my belly that is!) is week 37. I'm ready for the baby to be here for many reasons, right now the main one being so that my ribs are no longer used as jungle gym equipment by our little acrobat!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

31 Years Ago...

Mom and Dad got married. I dont have a picture readily accessible from then, but I do have one of them on their recent Yellowstone trip. Happy Anniversary!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Small...but needs lots

I'm amazed at how one little bitty person can need so much stuff. I've been going through the things I've been given for the baby so far and for the most part, we are set! I was worried there was going to be tons of stuff left to buy after the showers were all over, but I'm starting to think that we will easily have everything she needs, between what we've been given and the money that we have been given. And I have duplicates of a few things I think i will exchange for some of the things we still need.

Kendall and Boots are simply confused by all of the baby stuff. They seem to know something is going on but arent sure what. And I've caught Kendall in the bouncer once already (she was too fast for me to get the camera though).

And for those of you planning on visiting after the baby is born, I was considerate today. I bought soap and toilet paper, so the essentials are covered. You'll have to bring your own toothbrush however!

Now, I need to figure out how to get addresses for the people from church that got me stuff that I dont know addresses for.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Another Shower

This week is one of the busy weeks. Yesterday we spent all day in a childbirth preparation class. Informative, although I must say I wasnt terribly impressed with the instructor. Then today they had a shower for me at church. They did an outdoor theme, complete with a little pink tent, chair, sleeping bag, and instead of cake, we had s'mores. It was kinda neat and they did a survival game where everyone put down how to survive being a parent and then they gave me a backpack full of survival items like diaper rash cream, nursing bra pads, baby nail clippers, a prayer guide. My husband's family was able to attend this one since they couldnt go to the one I'd already had, and there were about 7 people from church. I dont know anyone from church that well, so I was a little nervous about this shower, basically because even the people I know, I dont know well. I think I have been able to identify everyone that I got gifts from, although there are some of them I've barely even talked to! I got a lot of nice things, I always feel bad getting gifts from people I barely know, although I greatly appreciate it. I think I will have to call church tomorrow to get addresses to send thank you cards though, because I definitely don't have those! Other things that will keep me busy this week is they are having a shower for me at work on Wednesday. One thing is for sure, I'll know everyone that gets me a gift there, and I think most everyone has just contributed to go in on a gift together.

Ok, I just hadn't posted in a while and thought I'd post real quick. Nothing else new to report. The puppy did something she wasn't supposed to while we were at church this morning, but we never did figure out what. She just acted VERY guilty....maybe she was about to do something.....

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

One month to go!

Ok, so I'm getting close to the end. Here is the most recent comments on the appearance please! Anyway, one of my cousins had her baby this morning, but that is all I know.

Monday, October 6, 2008

A bag of Apples and a Schnauzer

For those of you that have ever met, or even followed my blog and heard stories about my schnauzer, Kendall, you can probably guess where I'm going with this. This was my weekend to work, and the weather was perfect and I was very busy, but that is another story. My husband also had to work. Soooo....that left Kendall home alone. And Bootskitty wasnt feeling all that great so Kendall was bored. I had purchased a bag of jonathan apples and left them sitting in the floor in the kitchen. So bored schnauzer. A bag of apples. We get home to find all of the apples in front of the couch. Except three, she must have missed those! From first appearances, you wouldnt have thought she had eaten any, but upon closer inspection, we found six apple seeds and about a dozen itsy bitsy pieces of skin on the floor. So she consumed and apple, in its entirety, minus the seeds. Between that and leaving behind potato peels, I wonder, just what we would find out if we had a camera video taping her while we were gone. These are just the things we know about!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Late Sunrise

Its hard to get up in the mornings when the sun hasnt yet made an appearance. I need the sunshine to help wake me up. When the cat and dog cuddle up with me, that just makes me want to stay where I'm at, not get up and move around! It has made it to the time of year, that the sun comes up just as I am walking out the door for work...which means it hits me right in the eyes for my entire drive. Oh well, it won't be that way for long. I'm planning on working right up until the baby comes, but I reserve the right to change my mind on that at any point in time!

Now, I must finish getting ready for work. I'm not really awake enough yet for this to have totally made sense, but I hope you all have a nice day anyway.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

It's October!

It is October already, a nice cool breeze out this morning. Which means that NEXT month the baby is due. We were talking last night and we are both kinda hoping that she doesnt decide to come on October 31...Halloween. Not that it would significantly change her life in any way, we would just rather it not be on Halloween. A niece, a nephew, my husband and Kendall all have birthdays very close to the due date, so there actually is a pretty good chance she'll hit someone else's birthday.

Ok I'm keeping this short cause I'm on the phone.