Friday, May 18, 2012

Hooray it's Friday!

So, let's see if I can get back in to this blog routine shall we?  

This past week has been full of fun times, FULL OF 'EM!  Hard to narrow it down to just five.

1.  My sister's dear family got into town this past Friday.  Katie and Brian were able to stay with us until Monday before heading up to KC (my brother in law donated his kidney to his father, surgery went well, he is doing great, seems heartless to include this in a parenthesis and with so many commas, but I am very proud of Brian and Katie for the selfless decision they made and am so very, very thankful everything is going well and pray it will continue to do so).  The two little people, Kharis and Ben, are headed up to KC tomorrow, so they have been with us ALLLLL week.  More on that in a few, back to my weekend with my sister.  I adore her and love seeing her.  We were able to finish up my registry, she gave me some pointers on baby room, we drank lots of Starbucks, AND she brought Henry a LOAD of stuff.  Hand-me-downs are awesome.

2.  This past Sunday was Mother's Day.  While baby Henry is still tucked away in my belly, it was an overwhelming day to be recognized as a mom.  Chris got me the Bible study I have been eye balling and a Sonic card for some treats.  My mom gave me a fun clutch that can be thrown into the diaper back and holds all the essentials (phone, debit card, cash, and keys).  And Chris' parents gave me some spending money to do whatever I desire with (I bought a pair of shorts and two shirts).  Fun day indeed.

Can't cuddle with Henry this Mother's Day, Jasper was a good substitute though.

3.  Tuesday was my birthday.  I took the day off and headed to the zoo with my mom and the little ones.  SO FUN!  We fed the giraffes, went to the petting zoo, saw the snakes...  The only downfall was that every school seemed to be there to survive the end of the year.  The little ones were fine, the junior high kids... good gravy (don't get me wrong, I think junior high kids are hilarious, but those without manners you just want to sit on).  Chris surprised me with a Kindle Touch and a stream of texts throughout the day of memories over the past three years.  He also got off work early and helped out with the kiddos, that guy is great.  Kharis made me a beautiful cake and mom made me breakfast for dinner (my favorite).  Great day.

Need to finish my 800 page book my friend Natalie got me hooked on then on to my first ebook!

I will post some pics of Kharis is another post.  The girl is busy and rarely stops for a photo.  Ben is the same, but you can entice him with food.  He was all for sitting on my lap for some birthday cake.

4.  I ordered a rug for Henry's room.  Here is a picture of it from another blogger who used it in her nursery.  It is loud and I love it.  Will be interesting to see how it works in the room, but I don't care.  We were looking for something with black in it because we haven't incorporated any black accents and when I saw this...  how could one resist?

5.  Monday I was also able to start back up with my gal pals and our Bachelorette watch parties.  We attempt to do this every summer and it is so much fun to know you get to see everyone at least once a week.  Now that I am not teaching, my time with some of these ladies has changed drastically and I miss them so.  Snack foods are brought, commentary is made, and laughs are shared.  Good times, good times.  Danavee was the only bright one who took pics of our first party.

Really good week overall!  My dear teacher friends are all bragging about getting out of school this week or next.  Yeah, yeah, yeah.  One thing I do miss about teaching are those nice summer breaks.  However, hopefully I will be able to see my kiddos during the day over the summer and not work so late into the evenings.  Maternity leave starts 13 weeks from today!  Happy Friday all you cool cats!


Friday, May 11, 2012

Baby Update

Good gravy it has been a while.  That's what a good book, client overload, a mound of paperwork, and a mile long to do list will get you.  It has been a hectic few weeks up in here and any creative juices I would have put towards the blog have been trumped by my avoidance to sit down at the computer (I am currently 12 case notes behind, much better than my 30 number which was last week).  

But, baby Henry and I are doing great and the boy is growing.  I had my 24 week check up last week and he gave the nurse his typical kick and a good strong heart beat.  Sources say little man is nearing two pounds and I have been told by more than one person that if I were to have him now, he would have a good chance of survival (seriously, who tells a pregnant lady that, but it is comforting... I guess).  

Henry is a big time mover and it has become a nightly ritual to watch my stomach move.  Pretty weird and hysterical all at the same time.  He tends to be pretty quiet while I work, which I am thankful for.  He perks up when I am laying down at night or early in the morning, hope this isn't a sign for what is to come.

I have been trying to be more active and cautious of what I put in my pie hole lately (as a result of my weigh in last week).  Popsicle are the new craze (the all fruit kind) and walking is my new game.  The weirdo trainer guy at the gym continues to approach me when I come in and cheer me on for "keeping up the good work" and promises to "motivate me until week 40".  I need to find out his schedule and avoid him.

Henry's little room got a peg board this week above his changing table.  Pinterest is full of ideas and I jumped on this one.  This will be used to hold his little diapers, perhaps a framed item, and any other essentials needed at the changing table.  It looks pretty cute.  The rest of his bedding should be in this week, it was back ordered until June so this is exciting.  We still need to find him a rug, a few floor pillows, build some bookshelves, order and print three or four wall hangings, and I tracked down a mobile to hang.  That's nothing, right?  After that check list is complete it will be a wait until showers period to fill in all of the holes.  Kid's gonna be spoiled.

And now, the long awaited pictures, I know you've been on pins and needles.  Chris has been taking my pictures in the evenings so my make up is worn off and I have that look of "please just let me put on sweat pants".  But, they serve their purpose.

Week 23

Week 24

Week 25
 Hopefully I will be back sooner than later to fill you in on all the non-baby things happening in our neck of the woods.  My sister, brother in law, niece and nephew come in today for a week long visit.  I am overly excited to have some sister time and seeing the sweet faces of my two babes helps, too.  For now, it is off to the DMV (or DAV as I so often refer to it), to update my license aka birthday is coming up, ha.