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Seven Quick Takes

Today marks the third day I’ve been laid out on my recliner from back spasms. I woke up at 5:00 this morning in tears. I got an ice pack and tried to arrange myself on my billions of pillows. No luck. I tossed and turned. I’m currently propped on my recliner trying not to stretch or move. So that’s that. And here’s some more random for you.

Sometimes my tongue is aggravated when I eat a lot of citrus. The other night I had bruschetta for dinner and afterwards I said, “That was too much acid for me.” Stephen replied in a VERY low voice, “Do you need some base?”

Want to know why 4 year olds shouldn’t chew gum? Because they will inevitably end up in an obstetrician’s waiting room next to a pregnant woman with a headache, smacking as if her life depended on it. I was this close to holding my hand out under her mouth and saying, “spit. it. out.”

Also, why do men accompany their wives to the OB-GYN but wait in the waiting room? They just take up chairs and annoy everyone with their cell phone conversations. Either stay home or join your wife in the room. Stephen comes with me to most appointments but he comes back to the room with me.

My cousin’s cousin was pregnant with twins and had a c-section yesterday. Both babies were 7 pounds. That is 14 pounds of baby in your belly. Holy moly!

I got my hair cut for the first time in about 6 months last night. I feel so much better! I think it should be noted that my stylist was a dude named Angel.

My appointment went well yesterday. There was a bit of sugar in my urine but not enough to worry my doctor… just enough for me to know that I shouldn’t drink a root beer with lunch the days I have appointments. So they did that test and I was embarrassed, then she went to weigh me. I was prepared for about a 4 or 5 pound weight gain since 1) I had only gained 1 pound at my last appointment, 2) I feel a lot bigger, and 3) I ate out several times over the past week. I was not prepared, however, to find out that I gained 7 pounds. In 2 weeks. Seven pounds in two weeks. Which brings my total to 35 pounds. OH. MY! I’m trying not to freak out because, well, what can I do?! But my doctor says, “It’s okay, 40-45 is the norm.” Good to hear… but if she thinks that I’m only going to gain 10 pounds in 7.5 weeks, she’s a crazy lady!

I have my first shower tomorrow. I’m both excited and nervous.

July 30, 2010 at 8:04 am 13 comments

Pregnant Pause – Week 32

Another Monday. Another week gone by in this pregnancy. Only 8 more weeks to go… wow. Is it just me or is 2010 moving in fast forward??

I had a great weekend. I’ll tell you more about it later but basically Stephen and I spent the weekend in Galveston celebrating our 3rd anniversary (it’s on Wednesday). It was fun and relaxing and delicious. The only negative part was my sleep. I’m pretty much uncomfortable all the time, so when you add in a new bed without my 18 pillows, it’s tough to get comfortable.

Jansen enjoyed the beach. I avoided the water on Saturday (except to pee… don’t judge me) because the waves were a bit too high and I was scared they’d hit me too hard and mess up my back again. So I read. And I fell asleep under the umbrella several times. Jansen likes to sleep.

Last week I felt him hiccup for the first time. It was cute. I always thought that the hiccups would be huge and that they’d shake my belly, but these really didn’t. I hear that they’ll get stronger as he gets bigger. I just felt these rhythmic bump-bump-bumps down where his head is. Lyndsey said that he might be beat-boxing which isn’t probable, but I suppose it is possible. Also possible: Banging his head on my uterus because he’s bored. I felt it again last night, a little stronger. I smiled a bit but then got frustrated because I was SO TIRED and couldn’t get comfortable for the life of me.

I have my first baby shower this weekend. I can’t believe it’s already here. When we put these on the calendar they were so far in the future that I thought we’d never get there. And I kept thinking, “They are so close to my due date!” And now we are here. In the future. Close to my due date. Am I the only one freaking out? Yes I think so. Everyone else says things like, “I can’t wait  until he’s here! I can’t wait to hold him!” I mean, I’m excited to hold him and meet him too… but I can wait. Don’t get me wrong, I’m thrilled that we are going to have a baby and become a family of three… it’s just such a HUGE PERMANENT change that it’s overwhelming.

Do you know what I’m saying?

I’m not a bad person, right? It’s not that I’m not thankful, I’m just not ready. Although… who is ever ready?

Anyways, in the meantime we are thoroughly enjoying watching and feeling him. He’s very active and loves to try to shove his feet out of my side. It hurts when he kicks me there but it’s fun to feel his little foot when he keeps it pressed up against me. And then when he pushes his hiney up against my belly, I like to poke it and make him wiggle. Is that weird?

Not much more to report. I have started to get heartburn again, although it isn’t too bad. I just take a Tums or two and it takes care of it. My chocolate milk and cinnamon roll obsession hasn’t subsided, but I don’t mind. Oh and I had a steak for the first time in about 7 months! I took a random poll from friends and they all ate steak throughout their entire pregnancy. It was cooked medium well (I asked for medium) so no worries, I wasn’t eating something that was still mooing.

Here’s my belly shot for the week.

There is something weird going on with shadows or movement or something that makes my butt look lumpy. I don’t know what that’s about. Last I checked, I didn’t have any random lumps in my butt. And shockingly, that’s actually not a pregnancy side effect.

(Ten on Tuesday will be posted shortly. As will the week 32 bump picture in the Bumptastic tab.)

July 26, 2010 at 8:52 am 9 comments

Seven Quick Takes

Stephen says it has been the longest week ever. Mine has gone by pretty quick. Regardless, it’s Friday and I couldn’t be more thrilled!

We got the second set of curtains in from Bed Bath & Beyond. Stephen hung them last night. They look MUCH better but it’ll still take a while to get used to. It’s just such a huge area to have covered with fabric. But I know it’ll be worth it once we see our electricity bill.

I hung a few things in the nursery last night. A clock, some art my sister did, and Stephen hung the toy hanger from Ikea. That room looks amazing. I have plans in a month or so to do a post that shows some of the amazing gifts Jansen has received. I’d love to show you the paintings my sister has done. Plus, I’ve received several things in the mail that are begging to be shown off!

I love living in Houston. I specifically love living in the area of Houston that I live. I love the water and the palm trees and the family-friendliness. The one thing I DO NOT love is the constant fear of hurricanes. For those of you who have not heard, there is another storm in the Gulf. Thankfully it doesn’t look like it’ll get up to hurricane status, it’ll just remain a tropical depression or tropical storm. It still makes us all a bit uneasy though. You have to have plans. Where will we go? What should we take? Do we have water and gas in the car? It’s just not fun. But as much as that sucks, I’m thankful that we don’t have to deal with tornadoes. At least we can prepare for hurricanes. Tornadoes just sneak up on you and tear everything up without warning.

I’m currently having my second pregnancy craving. My cravings seem to stick with me. It’s not like an “oh my gosh, I need this ASAP” feeling that goes away after I eat. It’s more of a constant need. First it was crispy tacos. Now, cinnamon rolls. All I think about is cinnamon rolls. We had some for dessert last night and they were Heavenly. I’m thinking about making some homemade ones this weekend. (No, not PW’s. I’ve made hers. They are good but not the type I want.) Anyways, I really wish this craving would go away and I’d start craving something like carrots or spinach.

I have washed all of Jansen’s hand-me-down clothes. I haven’t touched anything that has a tag on it. I’m scared he won’t fit into some of it and I’ll need to exchange it. He’s been given tons of clothes in sizes from newborn to 24 months. They are now washed and put away in the dresser and Rubbermaid tubs. I’m sure I’ll need to do some rearranging. Moms of babies, how do you organize your baby’s dresser? Also, how do you tell the difference between an outfit and jammies? Some of these things look like they could be either!! I don’t want to be the mom that sends her child to day care in his jammies. He’ll be teased by the other babies.

I’m reading My Life in France and falling more in love with Julia Child. She’s just got such a great outlook on life and knows not to take everything so serious. She knows the value of hard work and believes you should practice and take pride in your passions. I just wish I’d truly appreciated her before she died.

I still haven’t bought a new watch. I mentioned a few weeks ago that I want a white big faced watch. I even know where I can get one for under $20. But for some reason, I don’t feel like I can buy it right now. I wish you could see disgustingness of the watch I’m currently wearing. I just tried to take a picture on my cell phone but it makes my hand look weird and you can’t really get the full effect. I’ve thought about getting a new strap because I really do like the face of this one, but I also want just a plain white one. Goodness gracious, my life is rough!

Have a good weekend. Hopefully I’ll have some fun stories next week!

July 23, 2010 at 9:07 am 17 comments

Life As We Know It

It’s quite shocking how different my life is right now. Things that were foreign to me are now normal, and vice versa. Gone are the days of cooking dinner with recipes. Now it’s all about what’s quick and easy. A chicken breast here, pasta there, maybe just a sandwich for dinner. Gone are the days of pretty toenails (unless my mom paints them for me). Gone are the days of talking about anything non-baby related.

It’s so different. I view my life in weeks, with an ending in mid-September. “Well I’ll be 39 weeks at that point so I can’t commit to it.” Or “Oh well I’ll have a baby at that point so… uh… we’ll figure it out then. I can’t think that far ahead.” Literally the ONLY thing on my calendar between September 19 and the end of the year is a lunch date with my blog friend Molly. That’s it. That’s all I can commit to.

But I’m not the type of person that likes to sit around. Sure, I like to be lazy… but only if it’s planned. In the same way, I can be spontaneous… if it’s on the calendar. So on Saturday morning while Stephen slept in until 11:00, I got up at 9:30. (I still think that is sleeping in. 9:30 is pretty darn good for a preggo!) I had two cups of (decaf) coffee, read the grocery store ads, and made breakfast for the two of us. Then I sorted baby clothes until my sister was ready for out Ikea trip. Stephen and I had plans to go to the movies that evening so I didn’t want to make our Ikea trip too late.

When I finally got home, I collapsed on the couch. I was exhausted. “Movie tomorrow instead?” he asked. I realized that even the thought of walking to the car and then walking into the theater was too much work. I couldn’t do it. I was dead… and somehow Stephen knew it before I did. I think that’s what good husbands are for. They are there to clue you in when you’ve hit your limit. It’s not uncommon for him to say, “Sit down. You’ve put away groceries and changed the laundry. You need to sit for a bit.” So when he told me I was tired on Saturday, I knew he was right.

So I took the remote, whipped up a batch of chocolate chip cookies, and watched Julie & Julia.

Such is my life now. Bursts of activity, followed by rest. It’s the only way to get anything done and feel accomplished, yet stay healthy. It’s not uncommon for me to get dizzy or lightheaded when I’ve been moving around too much. That’s scary stuff.

This weekend Stephen and I are celebrating our anniversary at my parents’ house in Galveston. The beach is the one place where my husband has barrels of energy. He turns into a 10 year old and swims for hours. HOURS. But even sitting in the heat is work for me. We’ll bring an umbrella and I’ll try to keep covered to stay cool but I still can’t see myself spending the entire day out there. says we may have some scattered thunderstorms. If that’s the case, what are your recommendations? Any good movies that are on RedBox? Any activities that involve being really lazy? Because currently my plans are as follows: Wake up, make breakfast, eat breakfast, nap, get dressed for the beach, sit down and relax, walk to the beach, read at the beach, come home, sit down, shower, sit down, get dressed, sit down, go to dinner. The end. Oh and I’ll pee approximately 87 times throughout those plans.

Romantic, huh? For the sake of my husband and my marriage, we need to come up with something exciting to do.

Something that will make him fall in love with me all over again so that when we get home he won’t hate me so much when I tell him what all I need him to do.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve just typed up 700 words and I’m tired. I need a quick rest.

July 21, 2010 at 8:59 am 9 comments

Pregnant Pause – Week 31

I’m kicking myself right now. Stephen and I were so good and remembered to take a picture of me this morning and then I proceeded to leave the camera on the kitchen table. Poo. So you’ll just have to check Bumptastic tomorrow to see the progress. I don’t feel any bigger than last week but I’m sure I am. My doctor said my uterus is continuing the grow on track (I think that’s 1 cm per week, right?) so I’m sure there was a bit of growth.

Since I gave you the longest update in the history of the world last Friday, I don’t have much more to tell you.

Last night I battled a migraine. NOT FUN. I started getting a headache after church from the rainy weather. It wasn’t bad, it was just there. I fought it all day but it finally blew up into a migraine late last night. I usually take a Tylenol and drink some caffeine when I get them. Of course that’s not as effective as my migraine drugs but it seems to help a bit. So Stephen made me a cup of coffee and I took a Tylenol. I was up off and on all night having to pee, needing to change ice packs, moaning, etc. Really early this morning I felt significant relief so I took two Tylenols to make sure it stayed away. It has worked so far. Hopefully it’ll stay away all day.

We saw Despicable Me yesterday. While it was a really cute movie, I’m glad I only committed to a short kids movie. I had to pee about 45 minutes into it and those chairs are so uncomfortable. Basically any chair is really uncomfortable if you have to sit in it for longer than 5 minutes.

A couple of months ago I found this (<- link) on Ikea’s website and decided I needed to have it for Jansen’s room. So on Saturday my sister went with me to our local Ikea to find it. We made a 45 minute trip to buy a $5 item. Yes we did. I ended up buying a cute little stool and a kitchen timer while we were there. But the most important thing is that I had a warm cinnamon roll. Have you had their cinnamon rolls? To die for! That’s my weakness right now. Last night at the grocery store I bought two tubes of Grands Cinnabon cinnamon rolls. I think I need to search for a copycat recipe of Ikea’s rolls. I need to have access to those whenever I want.

Stephen installed the new sconce on Friday night. It looks fantastic. I’m not going to show it to you until the big reveal. That won’t be until we get everything on the walls, get a mattress, get the clothes put away, etc. So you are going to have to wait a month or so. It’ll be worth it, I promise. The room is fantastic. You’re going to wish it was your bedroom!

Saturday night I dreamt that I had Jansen. This is the third dream I’ve had that I actually had the baby. This is the second of the three that Jansen ended up being a girl. She had the name we’d picked out if she was a girl. And she was huge. HUGE. So let’s just hope everything about that dream was wrong. Can we all do that?

There is this spot on my belly that Jansen pushes on a regular basis. It’s not a sharp kick like in some areas. It’s more of a big push, just pressure. Based on the ultrasound and what we know his position to be, we now know that this is his bottom! Everytime he stretches or bends or wiggles, his little hiney pushes out. I like to pat it. Baby butts are so cute.  

That’s all I’ve got as far as updates go. I’m shocked that we are now into the single digit countdown. Only 9 weeks to go. That’s nothing y’all! I have a box of cereal in my pantry that I’ve had longer than 9 weeks! 

I’m about to post Ten on Tuesday questions. They are a bit different this week, should be fun!

July 19, 2010 at 8:40 am 12 comments

Seven Quick Takes – Appointment Details

This one is all about my appointment. There’s a lot to talk about and I want to write this out so I can refer to it later. Feel free to skip if you don’t care about the details of my child’s development.

To catch you up in case you’ve been MIA, my uterus is measuring large so we had an ultrasound yesterday to figure out if 1) Jansen is a big boy or 2) I have too much fluid in my uterus. I was a little nervous about the outcome because neither situation is ideal, but I wasn’t freaking out too much. We found out that there was a secret option 3. My uterus is just measuring large. Praise God! I thought the perfect situation would be Jansen growing quickly but then coming a little early on his own, but really this is the perfect situation.

Jansen is measuring in the 54th percentile. Right in the middle. Not too big, not too little. I like to say “perfect.” They say he’s currently 3 pounds 14 ounces, but I don’t really believe their estimates. (Remember when the doctor’s told my SIL she was going to deliver a 7 pound baby and then she delivered a 9 pounder? Yeah…)

So here’s something fun. Jansen’s body is measuring right on track at about 30.5 weeks. His head, however, is measuring at 33 weeks. His brain is developing normally so basically he just takes after his daddy and has a big noggin. Part of me thinks it’s cute that we already know that he’ll have that in common with his daddy. Part of me wants to cry. A big head is not desirable for childbirth.

They tracked the blood flow through the cord. This was really cool because we got to listen to it. It’s supposed to sound similar to a heartbeat. If it sounds slower or forced, there is a problem. It took several tries to get this measurement because every time she’d start recording, Jansen would kick and it would move the cord and cause a lot of noise. I thought it was pretty funny. When he finally settled down for about 2 seconds, she got the reading, everything looked and sounded great.

She put about 2 gallons of ultrasound gel on my belly. It was warm at first but then it was just cold and gooey.

She also needed to check my birth canal to make sure my cervix looked strong. Apparently they can measure the cervix and look at the area around it to see if it looks strong or if it looks like it might be a bit weak. She tried to look and said, “Your bladder isn’t full enough for me to get a good reading, we’ll have to take a look vaginally.” I thought that was odd because I was pretty sure I could fill an Olympic sized pool with what was currently in my bladder, but whatever. She did say that Jansen was “snuggling” with my bladder so that’s why I always feel the need to pee.

Anyways, so we did a vaginal ultrasound (for the record, those aren’t my favorite) and took a look at my cervix. I don’t really know what all the measurements mean but she said if I measured 25 or under, they’d put me on continual bedrest until I delivered. I measured at 40. We then found out that she could see everything just fine from the other ultrasound but since Jansen is putting so much pressure on my cervix, there was a great chance that my cervix could be at risk of “giving” a bit. She needed to get the exact measurement to be sure. But everything looked perfect and I’m hoping that it stays that way. That’s a large head pushing on the exit door.

This ultrasound was really long but I thoroughly enjoyed it. We got to watch his wiggle and stretch. We saw him kick. That was the coolest part because I could see it and feel it at the same time. It was fun to watch his little legs kick out. At one point he had a foot on my side (my least favorite spot for him to kick) and one on my liver. We got to see just about all of him. He didn’t want to open his fist though so we didn’t get to see his little fingers this time. He did, however, show us his manhood a few times. We were glad to see that it was all still there and we weren’t going to have to go purchase a few hot pink items for his bedroom to convert it to a girl’s room. The tech took photos throughout the whole process and sent us home with 3 of his face and 2 of his wee wee. We ran into a family friend in Hobby Lobby right after our appointment and showed her the pictures. Stephen made sure she took a look at the manhood. She smiled and flipped pictures to look at his face. Later he said, “Why didn’t Mendy want to look at my son’s penis?” I gently reminded him that not everyone thinks baby penises are that interesting and more people care about what his face looks like. But not to take offense to it because I’m sure she thinks his penis is just great.

Today is one of those days I could fill a 10 Quick Takes! Let me just shove the final info down here in this paragraph. I only gained 1 pounds this time, putting my total at 28 pounds. My doctor made a very strong point to tell me that I look great and DO NOT start dieting or trying to lose weight. That was good to hear… Not that I was planning on it or anything. I now start going to the doctor every 2 weeks, which means we are closing in on the end here. Oh and I peed 3 times while we were there.

I think that’s it but it’s possible that there are 17 other things I need to add.

July 16, 2010 at 8:52 am 17 comments

Just A Few Things

Not much to discuss today. I chose to be computer-less last night and I don’t have any fun stories for you. There are just a few things I’d like to say.

-Remember a couple weeks ago I told you that my doctor said I was measuring big? Today is the day we have our ultrasound to figure out why. So we’ll either find out that Jansen is a big boy or that I have too much fluid in my uterus. I’ve been really good and only consulted The Google the day of my last appointment. I knew I’d go crazy if I read all the possibilities of what could be wrong. So I’m currently not stressed. I know God has it all under control. If there is too much fluid in my uterus, He’ll get us through it. He already has a game plan and He’s just waiting for the right time to reveal it. So if you’d do me a favor and say a few prayers today at 2:30, I’d be very appreciative. Like I said, I’m not stressing. It’s very likely that he’s growing quickly since he comes from a long line of jolly green giants!

-Have you ever been so overwhelmed by someone’s kindness that you don’t even know how to express it? I don’t want to go into too much detail because I know that wasn’t this person’s intention… but yesterday I came home and there was a package on my doorstep. Inside was one of the most thoughtful gifts I’ve ever received. I read the card no less than 5 times and held the gift in my arms. To the giver, you know who you are, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to thank you enough!

-Our email has been down at work for 2.5 days. It’s been nice to be able to catch up on some “less important” items without being interrupted, but now I’m at the point where I’m terrified of what my inbox will look like when it comes back on. In other news: Fax machines frustrate me. I’m on the verge of going Office Space on our ancient machine.

That’s it. Told you there wasn’t much to discuss today. I hope y’all have a great Thursday. Check back tomorrow for updates about our ultrasound.

July 15, 2010 at 8:44 am 6 comments

Pregnant Pause – Week 30

Today is a true pregnant pause. I’m taking a break… from blogging, from work, from moving in general. I’m home today, alternating heat and ice on  my back trying to make the spasms stop. I’m really hoping these don’t last all day because I have a grocery list staring me in the face. Plus, it’s not fun.

I’ll have a picture for you later in the week. We’ll be sure to take the picture today so we don’t mess up the weekly progress.

Also, can we just talk about this for a second… Can you believe I’m 30 weeks? That means I only have 10 weeks left. TEN WEEKS. Next week we’ll be in the single digits. Scary? I think so.

We made a ton of progress on the nursery this weekend. All the furniture is arranged, the curtains are hung, the rug and lamp are in pace. It looks fantastic. I’m not going to show you pictures until it’s done. Sorry Charlie. Just imagine Awesome, that’s what it is.

Hope you all have a fantastic Monday. I’ll be here on my couch, somewhere between a sit and a lay, in the only position that doesn’t make me jerk in pain.

(ToT will be posted shortly.)

July 12, 2010 at 7:39 am 13 comments

Pregnant Pause – 29 Weeks

I had a post all planned out in my head. It was good stuff… it had practically written itself. But you’re going to have to wait until tomorrow because it didn’t actually write itself and I didn’t have time to write it last night. Our former foreign exchange student is visiting from France so we went out to dinner and then visited for a few hours. Then I got home at around 10:00 and vacuumed the nursery so Stephen could shampoo the carpets tonight. At that point it was about 10:15 and I got distracted trying to find Daphne on the back of a box of Scooby Snacks. By the time I found her (turn the box, Chelsea!) it was late and I was frustrated so I went to bed.

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

Today I am 29 weeks and 3 days. I wore a t-shirt to work yesterday and was constantly tugging on it to cover my belly panel. How is it that I have 2.5 months to go and all of my maternity shirts are too short? Today I’m wearing a plain black t-shirt of Stephen’s that I just noticed has a small stain smack between the boobs, probably caused from a queso mishap. But it’s long and it doesn’t squeeze my belly so I’m wearing it. I don’t think anyone around here will object. Thus far, Stephen has been the only person brave enough to utter the words, “Are you going to wear that??” out loud. But I think he learned his lesson and I don’t think there will be any more questions about my attire.

I’m still wearing my wedding ring. It’s the only ring I’m wearing but my fingers don’t look like sausages so I’ll keep it on for now. My bathing suit, however, is starting to look dangerously like a sausage casing. I don’t know how I’ll fit in it for another 2.5 months, but I’m not buying another one. It stretches a bit when it gets wet, so that’s good. It’s just that before it gets wet, my belly shows a bit. OH WELL, I say. OH WELL!

The nursery is completely painted. Whoo hoo! It is super bright but it looks fantastic! If Stephen shampoos the carpets tonight, we can probably get in there and work on stuff this weekend. I’m anxious that get the furniture in there so we can see how it’ll all fit. We have large furniture and a small room. Hopefully with some brilliant placement, we can trick ourselves into believing that the nursery isn’t a shrunken Willie Wonka room.

Here’s this week’s picture, with the new green walls.

We think it’s about the same size as the others. Since we took everything off the walls and painted, Stephen lost the fake frame he used to help him make sure that all the pictures match. I’ll go add it to Bumptastic and we’ll see. I’m also curious about the growth this week because my back pain and awful sleep schedule has not fixed itself. I have a feeling that I’ll be having this back pain until the bitter end. Of course there are worse things I could be experiencing but this isn’t very fun. I actually had a pretty decent night last night. I even pushed snoozed a few too many times because I was too comfortable to get up!

So there’s my update, friends. Time is flying and I’m trying to keep up. It’s not easy for a large woman to keep up with anything, so wish me luck!

July 7, 2010 at 8:51 am 11 comments

Seven Quick Takes

Yay for Friday! Yay for three-day weekends! Yay for random blog posts!


Alex the Hurricane is being a jerkface. We have a 3 day weekend and plans to go to the beach but it’s been raining for 4 days straight with no end in sight. While I am thankful that he didn’t visit our section of the coast, I’m annoyed that he is messing up my beach time. So we’ll be taking books and laptops and movies to the beach and relaxing indoors. There are worse things, I suppose.

Last weekend we were in South Padre Island for a family reunion. At one point I went into the ocean with Stephen and I think I stepped into a divot wrong. I woke up Sunday morning with some serious back pain. It has been bothering me off and on since then, mostly during the night and in the morning. Wednesday was almost unbearable. Thursday was pretty good. I woke up at about 4 this morning with serious shooting pains. I got an ice pack and went back to sleep. It’s pretty sore today. I’m hoping this doesn’t last forever.

The second coat of paint is up in the nursery! It looks fantastic! I’m hoping that Stephen gets in the mood to shampoo the carpets tonight. While my mom and sister were painting, Rookie was hanging out with them. My sister turned around to look at her and this is what she found.

That’s my pup… with a dot of bright green paint on her snout! She’d been secretly sniffing paint while they weren’t looking. We had an intervention (after the laughter) and she said she wouldn’t do it anymore. We sort of believe her but we’re still considering random drug tests.

When I got home from work yesterday, I walked over to the curtains to open them so we could watch the rain. The second I touched one of the panels, the rod came tumbling down. The screws in that section BROKE. Half was still in the wall, half was attached to the bracket. Stephen says it’s probably from making it too tight and the drill broke it and when I touched it, it fell. I think I’m a super human and I break metal with ease.

So now we need to add that to the list of things that need to be fix at our house. Ugh.

At what stage does a baby in the womb start getting hiccups? I keep thinking it should be any day now.

My bed skirt and pillow were delivered yesterday. I knew it would be soon because I’d gotten an email on Saturday saying that they’d shipped. When I heard the knock of the UPS man, my heart skipped a beat. I ran (in the very very slow manner that preggos run) to the door to get my package and walked back to the living room with a huge smile and two thumbs up to Stephen. He wasn’t quite as thrilled but still said things like “Oh good!” and “It looks nice” probably more in an effort to please me than to adequately reflect his opinions on the matter.

I need a pedicure something fierce. I can’t see myself spending time or money on it though so I’ll probably be doing my own toenails this weekend at the beach house while my dad makes funny faces and tells me I’m stinking up the house. There are few things in this world that get in the way of a woman and freshly painted toenails. A giant belly and concern for others’ noses aren’t going to phase me.

Have a wonderful 3 day weekend. I hope Alex the Hurricane hasn’t screwed up any of your plans.

July 2, 2010 at 9:00 am 10 comments

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