Thursday, February 26, 2009
Oh, I can't wait for this weekend. Jeff and I are heading south, to Maryland, tonight after work. Its our February Zack visit and also, I get to see my grandpa too.
We'll get in late tonight, but we get Zack sometime Friday morning through late morning/early afternoon on Sunday (Sunday depends on what time we get him on Friday). We have a few things planned, but they may change. We'll have to wait and see what happens.
Its also my last get-away before I am cut off from traveling. I am just under the wire with this one, but after next week, its stay around our area time. So exciting!
So, have a great weekend! I will share our adventures with you next week!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
I can't wait for the warmer weather. I want to get out and walk around the block. I can't now with the risk of slipping on some ice or snow that isn't cleared properly. Also, its too darn cold.
I can't wait to get out in the yard to work on our veggie garden or sit in my swing (this year with the baby, how exciting).
We haven't had any major snow storms lately, just the kind of snow fall where it can be slick if you're not careful. Also, the yards are covered in the ugly snow right now. You know, the dirty kind that reveals itself after some of the top snow has melted. Its just not that appealing to me.
But there is hope. I've seen some flower buds sticking there heads up from under the dirt right outside my office yesterday. I noticed one of the tree's in our yard has some red buds on it too while I was pulling out of the driveway last night.
So, I will keep my fingers crossed that the warm weather will come sooner rather then later.
Monday, February 23, 2009
While I was out, Jeff started on a 4 hour mission to assemble his youngest son's furniture. I wasn't sure he was going to put it together or not since when I left to go with my mom, he was heading to play video games.
But, when I walked in the house, I noticed the kids rooms light illuminating out into the hallway, music could be heard into the kitchen and I knew what he was doing. He was putting it all together! I was so excited! I went straight for the room with a huge smile on my face to check on the what was happening. I didn't get any photo's of the assembly process since when I walked into the room it was mostly done.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
This song was playing as we cut the cake at our reception. Its from the movie "The Wedding Singer" sung by Adam Sandler (its towards the end when Robbie goes after Julia on the airplane and sings the song to win her love) and we just think its the cutest song. It just fits with our humor so well and its so sweet!
Friday, February 20, 2009
Visit Family in Vermont - Tomorrow is my FIL brothers birthday. We had planned on traveling north to visit his brother and other family for the celebration. Also, I wanted to visit with the family before I'm cut off from traveling too far from home. Now with the snow prediction, my FIL doesn't want to travel in that type of weather. So, those plans are up in the air now.
Put together the crib - If we don't go to Vermont, Jeff said he'll put the crib & changing table together this weekend. So exciting!
He wanted to do it last weekend, but he was sick with a head cold, so I let him off the hook. I'll try and get photo's during the process, but I'm not sure how Jeff will feel about that since it all depends on his mood while putting it together (you know, the easier it is = the better the mood or the more complicated it is = the more stressed mood). But, if it goes together this weekend, you betcha I'll have some sort of photo to share!
Anniversary Celebration - This Sunday is Jeff and my 3rd wedding anniversary. Yeah! I told Jeff that I don't want to exchange anything big for gifts since we have a little one on the way. So instead I bought him a laptop table (so I can get my computer desk back) and he will pay for my next massage, which is coming up soon.
As for celebrating, I'll definitely make a cake (orange cake with cream cheese frosting, so yummy) but I'm not sure if we will go out to dinner or not. That all depends on the rest of the weekend plans.
I love having a busy weekend, but I like to know what's going on ahead of time so I can plan other errands throughout the weekend (like grocery shopping, laundry, etc). But who knows what lies ahead?!? We'll have to wait and see.
Until then, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Thursday, February 19, 2009
book I just finished reading. Of course its about baby stuff!
This is the second in a series from these two authors. The first I read a couple months back was Baby Bargains. This is the next book in line and its all about helpful information to prep you starting around your 7th month of pregnancy (that was a coincidence when my mom bought this for me) all the way through the babies first year.
It talks about what to expect coming out of your baby at what stage, what shots/immunizations to expect, sleep tips (for you and the baby), how to clean your baby (like me, having a boy, I have no idea), nutrition, breastfeeding/bottle feeding tips, development, fussy baby tips and anything you can think of withing this precious time.
I'm sure some of it I'll forget, it won't work or I'll adjust to my baby's personality, but its a great guide. It definitely starts to get you in the mood for what to come very shortly.
The authors other books are, Toddler Bargains, Toddler 411 and Bridal Bargains if you are interested. Also, each book has their own website to go along with it. This books website is www.baby411.com, so check it out!
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
His words were-
"Daddy, I really want to be there when the baby is born".
This means so much to Jeff and I because it means we have shown him that the baby is his brother, not a child to replace him. That's hard work to prove when he's 10 hours away and has his mother's constant opinion on things hanging over his head.
"I know buddy, we'll talk about it when we see you in a couple of weeks".
Jeff & I will have to explain delicately that its his mommy's choice when to bring him up for the April visit and not spill the beans on her secret wedding (which is playing havoc on when she will bring him up because the two plans clash with each other).
I have been trying to think of ways to get him up here around the time baby Drew arrives so he can share in the excitement, if she decides not to bring him up. The only thing is, we have no idea when that little baby will decide to come so its hard to plan. But, I will try my hardest to think of something!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Uh, ya think?!? I'm just shy being 30 weeks pregnant, I hope I'm gaining weight. This has been going on mostly at work since I announced being pregnant back in October.
One of my supervisors who has been on weight watchers pointed out that I'll have to be on weight watchers soon just like her. I have a certain driver, who most of the time I adore, but recently he has been giving me a hard time about my belly weight/eating a whole sandwich/snaking throughout the day. Also, another driver just the other day mentioned that my supervisor is losing weight and that I am putting it on (and did the gesture with his arms next to his body getting rounder). And there have been other remarks I can't think of at the moment.
So, I've had enough! I think I'm doing pretty good with my weight during the pregnancy. I've gained 26 pounds (well in my range), all in my stomach area. I eat relatively healthy. I try to stay active. My torso area isn't that long so the baby has to grow somewhere and in this case its out in front. Knock on wood, I've only had a slight swelling in my ankle area, so I really haven't gained much weight/water retention anywhere else but the belly area.
Jeff says its because people aren't used to me gaining the extra weight and they don't know how to react. Well, its none of their business. My thoughts are this, if I wasn't pregnant, would they feel compelled to tell me I'm gaining weight? I would think no. But, because I'm pregnant, they think its fair game to comment on the weight gain and they think its funny/cute/appropriate.
But as long as I feel good, my doc thinks I'm on track and the baby is healthy, I will try and keep my cool for the next few months. Wish me luck!!
Monday, February 16, 2009
I had to fast the night before for 12 hours. My appointment was scheduled to start at 7:45am, but I did arrive a little early. They took me right in, no problem. Blood was drawn before I drank the same flat orange soda sugar substance as before to see where by sugar levels start off with. I drank the sugar substance under the 5 minutes. I did notice it seemed a little sweater since it was first thing in the morning, but nothing really was different. Then I received a schedule of my next 3 blood tests.
I was asked to sit in a side room with hospital recliners and personal TV's. I thought that was really nice rather then sitting in the office's waiting room. So, I made myself comfy with music video's playing through my headphones, in a reclined position, reading my magazines.
The worst part was having the same arm stuck 4 times. I had the same vein used for 3 of the viles and then another was picked for the forth. My arm was a little sore after the test! But other then that, I survived the long test, but I felt a little blah afterwords. So, I played hookie from work for the rest of the day and went home and took a nice long nap.
A couple of days later, I was getting a little anxious about my results. So, I called my doctors office and left a message for the nurse to call me. I'd say withing 10 minutes the nurse called me back and told me I passed with no problem! She said I am healthy, passed with flying colors and to keep up the good work. Phew! That is such a relief.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
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Friday, February 13, 2009
The grandparents-to-be attended school last night. My parents will be first timers (and my mom will be helping out with day care responsibilities for a few months) so I convinced them to attend a course for when Mr. Drew arrives.
As for my FIL, I know he has two grand kids before my little one, but he hasn't lived with an infant in some time now. Also, he will have two infants in the house by late summer, so I felt it a good move to convince him to attend for this reason alone. Of course I had some resistance at first with him stating, I know how to change a diaper! You guys all survived when you were kids!
No expectant parents could attend, so I sent the three of them off to the hospital to attend their class together. The agenda was-
New grandparents-to-be will:
- Learn what is new in childbirth and infant care practices
- Tour the maternity unit
- Discuss their roles
- Receive literature designed just for them
- Learn what they can do to help new parents after birth.
So, I feel it was a great two hours for all of them and appreciate that they did this for the best interest for their grand kids.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Now Im supposed to nominate 10 bloggers to pass this award onto but the problem is that I don't think I read that many many blogs! Whatever will I do?
I think I might just cut that number in half (just like Cherish did) and just nominate a few myself. My nominations are the following and go ahead and click on them...you wont be disappointed!Sarah at My Slice of Life - I nominated her not just because she's my favorite SIL, but because she is the one who got me into blogging. Her blog is filled with food adventures, stories about her daughter Ally and anything that life throws at her.
Amy at The Sweet Family - I nominated her since she has a fun and entertaining blog about her family and life in general. She is full of life and that great aspect spills over into her writing.
Melissa at Complimentary Chocolate - She is a new blogging buddy, but I love to read her blog. Its straight forward, but fun. She loves to talk about her family and is a great writer.
Kellan at On the Upside - Oh, she is a riot! She is the mother of 4 lovely children and speaks so funny and truthful about her family. She is a great writer and I look forward to every entry she creates on her blog.
Brook at Everyday Bailey - She is going to be the proud mommy of a little girl any day now. I really enjoy reading about her stories getting ready for her bundle of joy. Also, along with her life adventures with her husband and dog Maggie.
Monday, February 9, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
I have to start to think about these little changes and what to do. I'm sure this is one of the many things I will have to adjust in my routine to work in our little boy.
So, I have a question for you.....how would you handle this situation?
Would you put the little one in the car (in the warmed up vehicle, situated in the car seat) while you clean off the car?
I just don't know which one I would do, since I'm not there yet, but I definitely was thinking about it the other day. So, let me know what you would do or what you have done!!
Monday, February 2, 2009
But, even the commercials were a little dull this year. But there were a few good ones randomly placed here and there which made watching for the good ones like finding a diamond in the rough.
My favorites this year were (not in any order)-
- Budweiser - Clydesdale Circus
- Pepsi - I'm good
- Bridgestone - Astronauts in Space
- Monster.com - Moose Double take
- Etrade - Singing Baby
- Telafloras - Talking Flower
- Budweiser - Clydesdale Stick
- Doritos - Free Doritos
- Miller High Life - 1 second ad
- Cash 4 Gold - Ed McMahon & Mc Hammer
What are your favorites from this years game?
One of the many places to check out the ads if you missed them is on youtube.