Thursday, July 31, 2008
Tonight we are going to look at a mini-van. I am so excited. We really want one for several reasons. One main reason is that my parents will be visiting us often from Minnesota and when they are here, it would be so nice to all be able to fit in one car. Also, we have an SUV right now that gets terrible gas mileage that we are getting rid of. The mini-van gets much better gas mileage and is even roomier. We'll see if we end up minivan owners today!
We finished painting our master bathroom, finally!!! I am excited to get it all put back together and post pics and see what you think. I am happy with how it turned out and we have a lot of paint leftover so we are going to paint the powder bath downstairs the same color, which will look really nice I think. I don't know if we will get to that before the baby comes but maybe.
I start my maternity leave THREE weeks from today! I am SO ready!!
Tomorrow my friend Tiffany is coming to visit!!! I can hardly wait to meet her little baby Riley!!!
Thursday, July 24, 2008
I am fine with going to my due date, the only thing that makes me sad is that my dad and grandma are coming into town on the 30th of August for a wedding on the 1st and the baby. If I have her on the 4th, they are scheduled to leave on the 7th which doesn't give them much time. My mom will be here until the end of September which is nice but I wish my dad could get more time with her. There is no sense in worrying about it though, things can change. I just need to be patient which isn't something I am great at!
The good news is, Emersyn looks healthy and that is all that matters!
Monday, July 21, 2008
It is called the Fisher Price Space Saver High chair and it has many cool features. It fully reclines for when you are feeding infants or just want your infant to be at the table with you while you eat. Also, it converts to a booster seat for later! I am all about the long lasting value! Plus, it is only $50, what a deal! :) We also got the CUTEST take home outfit from Gymboree that you have EVER SEEN!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to post pics of her in it!!!!!!
Saturday evening we went and hung out with friends of ours that are getting married the same week that Emersyn is due. They just got their first little apartment and it is so cute!
Sunday we went to church and then Brett went to work. I cleaned out our SUV and took pictures so that we could get it listed on Craigslist. It is currently for sale if you know of anyone looking to get a great deal on a nice car! http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/car/762893387.html
This week: birthing class tonight, bridal shower for a friend of mine Tuesday night, coffee with a friend Wednesday morning, Dr. appointment on Thursday and then a comedy club with friends/neighbors Thursday night. It should be a fun week.
My heartburn is getting worse as the days go on. Sad. :( It could be worse though.
Happy Monday everyone!!
Thursday, July 17, 2008
She is bringing her precious little boy with her too, who happens to be Emersyn's future husband!! I can't wait, it will be the highlight of my summer for sure, other then Emersyn's arrival of course. :)
More finishing touches in the nursery.....
My husband is so clever. We ordered this white mobile from Target.com that came with sports figures on it but it was on clearance so that is why we got it. Then he strung these birds on it that came on a hanging thing from Pottery Barn Kids. We loved the little birds but the original hanging thing wouldn't work in the nursery. So now she has a custom mobile. Too cute.
Her little closet is getting fuller with really really cute stuff!!! She is going to be a very stylish little girl, I am sure of it!!!
We are wanting to finish up the nursery very soon. I will keep you posted.
Monday, July 14, 2008
We had a nice weekend! Brett got our yard finished over his days off (Thursday and Friday). He bascially ripped out the dying grass in our backyard and decided to just barkdust over it all. Since our yard is so small anyways, the grass was more of a hassle then it was worth and now our dog can go outside and not worry about getting muddy when it rains because of the grass. The only bummer is, because it has been so dry, she tracks the barkdust in our house and I am having to vacuum multiple times a day. I happen to like vacuming though so it could be worse. :) Thursday night we had dinner with some neighbor friends whose baby will be almost exactly a year older then Emersyn will be. It is fun to see her at her age and know that this time next year, our baby will be the same age. It is funny to think how life will be after Emersyn is born, no more waiting for her to get here. I am looking forward to that day!!
Saturday I went to a bridal shower/tea luncheon that was very fun and then to my parents house to hang out with my grandma while my parents were out of town this weekend. Sunday we went to church and then Brett worked in the afternoon while I took a 3 1/2 hour nap!!! I can't believe I slept that long!! I fell asleep on my couch though and realized that because it is so cushy, my hips didn't ache the way they do when I am in bed. I told Brett, if he ever wakes up and I am not in bed, I am passed out downstairs on the couch!! We have a temperpedic topper on our guest bed that we might move into our room for these last weeks of pregnancy. Last night we started to paint our master bathroom, one of the many items on my "to do list" before the baby comes. It seems that the list keeps growing though, more then items being crossed off. We are working on it though! It is hard being so busy and for me, just not having the energy.
I am very excited for my dr. appointment that is one week from Thursday. Hopefully, I can find out more information about a possible induction. It seems like everyone I have heard of or spoken to with the Gestational Diabetes ends up being induced and if that is going to be the case for me, I want to know! My parents will have moved at that point and I want to figure out if my mom needs to change her flight info. I am getting another ultrasound at my 34 week appt. too which will be fun. We haven't seen her since I was 20 weeks which now seems like a long time ago!
Tonight we have our second birthing class. The one last week was really fun and educational. I was pleased. Lots of good information to absorb!
Praying that I make it through the morning and don't fall asleep!!!!
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
I am starting to feel much bigger now, especially at night when I am sleeping. My belly just feels so heavy and I have horrific hip pain, something I was not expecting. But it makes getting up in the mornings much easier, as soon as I get up, my hips don't hurt as bad anyways!
Me with the ladies that threw the shower! I am looking VERY tired at this point, it was a long day but very fun and exciting!!
This is a big year for Tori and I! She is getting married on September 1st, I am due September 4th! Her and her sister Danielle are very much like little sisters to me, they were candlelighters at my wedding!
We got a lot of fun gifts at the shower, mostly adorable clothes!! We also got some gift cards which are a blessing. Our list of items to buy is getting smaller but there are still some big items on there, the two biggest being the stroller and the car seat. We are going to get those at the first of August I think.
We had a fun 4th of July with my parents. We took it easy in the morning, sleeping in which was grand. Then we went over to their house for lunch, then on a little drive to Sauvie's Island to get some produce. I got some yummy Ranier cherries and a cantaloupe. Then we went to NW 23rd and had coffee and went shopping at Pottery Barn and some other places on the strip. We ended the night with a bbq and some great fireworks!
Thursday we had our hospital tour which unfortunately was a joke. Brett and I, along with about 15 other pregnant couples were shuttled into this downstairs conference room at St. Vincent's where we had to watch a "virtual tour". How lame is that?!?!? I was a little irate, seeing as we took a whole evening of our time to look at something that we could have seen on the internet if they had forwarded us a link to it! Oh well.
Tonight we start our "preperation for childbirth" class series. I am excited/nervous!! Monday's are going to be a long day now, working 8:30 to 5:30 and then a 2 hour class but it will be worth it, I am sure. We have these classes for 6 weeks, so it ends in my 38th week.
The weather is heating up again, sad. I enjoyed the few days of milder weather that we had this weekend!
Have a great week everyone!