Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
Just as I started to feel like I had the reigns on this motherhood thing, I had to go back to work. Part of me was excited to see my friends and talk to adults, but the larger part of me was so sad to say good bye that morning. I do feel a little less over worked at work (you SAHM bust your rears more than I ever will at work!) and I am super confident in the care he is getting while I'm gone, so overall, for now, I'm happy with our situation. I would love to stay at home, but its definitely not in the cards for us at this stage in the game. Luckily, we don't need to put Orion in daycare. I work from home on Mondays so I hang out with my son all day. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Mr. Joe's grandmother comes to watch him. On Thursdays, my bff comes up and on Fridays, Mr. Joe's sister takes a turn. He loves all the ladies in his life :-)
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
I'm sorry that it's teeny tiny, but I suck at posting pictures on blogger. Isn't it the BEST THING EVER???? I've been drooling over the Disney Sketch Dooney and Bourke large tote bag for ever - but the steep price made it a distant dream. Mr. Joe is THE BEST HUSBAND ever. You can't tell from the picture, but this bag is the perfect size to work as a hospital bag, or a diaper bag, or a work bag. I am going to use it for EVERYTHING. I am in love. Currently, it stands ready with all the crap I want to take to the hospital. Which I will hopefully be leaving for any time now. Mr. Joe is making ginger root tea as we speak in an effort to get BabyJoe out before tomorrow, which happens to be my 29th birthday. Fingers crossed this works. I know this post is kind of all over the place. So is my brain.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
What has me up at the crack of dawn on a Saturday you ask?
The three hour glucose test, of course!
That's right - I failed the one hour glucose test, which earned me the pleasure of doing it again for THREE hours. Here's the thing: I LOVE me some sweets, but I HATE drinking things that are sugary. I only drink water and diet coke and extremely watered down apple juice. We're talking 90% water, 10% juice. So having to drink that nasty glucola crap was like pure torture. Having to do it twice must be karma for something terrible that I've done in the past but can't seem to recall now. Whatever I did karma, I'm sorry. Very, very sorry. Please don't let me have gestational beetus.
I'm currently at the hospital in an empty cafe typing on their thousand year - old computer to kill time. So far, I've killed 20 minutes of the 3 hours. And it was a long and painful battle to kill them. I forgot a book because I'm at the stage where I'm braindead. So, here I am.
What else can I tell you about? My friend Kelli in Texas had her some babies over Easter weekend. I'm sure they're adorable, but I've yet to see pictures as proof. I'm waaaaaaaiting! :-)
Oh! And I full - on peed my pants yesterday when I sneezed. To be honest, it's only been about a year and a half since I last peed my pants, but that was on my sister's birthday and was as a result of being slightly intoxicated and way too giddy. This time, I was stone cold sober and I didn't even have to go! I was getting ready to do some laundry in my dusty laundry room when out of no where I had this crazy powerful sneeze that almost knocked me on my ass. Then BLAM - wet pants. Marvelous.
So clearly I fail at processing sugars and holding my bladder. I'm going to be an awesome mom, I bet.
I also fail at taking a 28 week picture and blogging.
Tomorrow Mr. Joe and I are headed to the park with his family for family portraits! Can I tell you happy I am that Mr. Joe's mother decided to do family pictures while I was 7 months pregnant? I hope you can sense my sarcasm. While I love being pregnant, wet pants and all, I'm not very pleased with how I look right now. It's not that I think I look huge and hideous, but I've looked better, and I don't see the harm in waiting a few more months and taking the pictures when I look like a normal human being again. AND I have an outside baby to be in the pictures too! Apparently that is a terrible idea. Oh well.
Almost time for me to get my blood drawn. Then only two more hours to go! Wish me luck and think low sugar level thoughts for me. The idea of not getting to eat cake until after BabyJoe is here makes me weepy.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
With a stroller. I've been thinking about confessing my love for this stroller for a while, but every time I start to write this post in my head, I hear T-Pain's "I'm in Love with a Stripper". The lyrics make a little bit of sense . . .
Total weight gain/loss: I'm not sure at this point. I've been eating a lot more and my arms seem hammier . . .
Maternity clothes? They're all I fit into.
Stretch marks? Nope
Sleep: yes and no. I feel like I sleep ok, but the bags under my eyes every morning say otherwise.
Best moment this week: Finishing the registry. I almost typed nursery - which we have not started AT ALL.
Movement: All the time and I love it! He moves the most at night . . . makes me nervous that he's a night owl :-)
Food cravings: Just food. Lots of food.
Gender: Boy boy boy
Labor Signs: No, thank you
Belly Button in or out? Innie
What I miss: Warm weather, but that has nothing to do with being knocked up.
What I am looking forward to: Warmer weather so I can get out and walk and wear the cute maternity things I have for warm weather!
Weekly Wisdom: I have none and haven't received any.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Total weight gain/loss: I am officially up 1lb since BFP
Maternity clothes? So far just pants
Sleep: Getting more and more elusive. Mr. Joe doesn't let me have the body pillow so I have to get my own :-(
Best moment this week: The anatomy scan - even though that was last week. Seeing babyjoe move and feeling him at the same time made me hyper aware of every movement now.
Movement: All the time! I feel like I'm starting to learn his personality now that I feel him move so much.
Food cravings: Ice cream and potato chips lately - I better slow my roll or I'll be up way more than a pound at the next appointment!
Labor Signs: No thank you!!
Belly Button in or out? Still an innie. I think I will always be though. My belly button is weird.
What I miss: Sleeping on my stomach!! And beer a little. Being at Disney, but thats irrelevant.
What I am looking forward to: Warm weather and March Madness this weekend. Shopping for nursery furniture.
Weekly Wisdom: People love to tell you how your pregnancy is going to be because they know more than you do.
Milestones: 20 more weeks to go!! Less if I have him when I hope I do!!
Friday, March 11, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
Total weight gain/loss: I think I have gained a pound, but I'll know the official weight on friday
Sleep: I need to invest in a pillow that will keep me on my side. I keep waking up squishing BabyJoe and kicking Mr. Joe.
Best moment this week: Anytime I was eating.
Movement: Yes, but only flutters still at this point. I want to feel him kick for real!!
Food cravings: Right now, I just crave food in general!
Gender: Still convinced BOY
Belly Button in or out? Still an innie. I think I will always be an innie.
What I miss: Nothing is as great as this..
What I am looking forward to: Friday's anatomy scan and officially conceding to Mr. Joe that its a boy.
Weekly Wisdom: I still have no idea what I'm doing, so I have no wisdom for you. Sorry!!
Milestones: Almost halfway there!!
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
It was very sunny and warm today. I'm not sure if you can see me very clearly over the glare of my pastey white skin! At least I'm not taking my own pic this week :-)
For some stupid reason, I can't paste the survey questions and I don't want to type them all out here, so no survey this week. I'm 17 weeks, sleeping like a rock until about 4am, I'm still thinking boy, I am 99% sure I can feel BabyJoe move and I'm not gassy, I miss pooping. That's basically the jist of the survey right? I have been reading all of your posts on my phone so I haven't been commenting. I hope everyone is having a great week, and that it isn't too cold back home! Wish you were here :-)
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Total weight gain/loss: I am down 10lbs since my BFP. My Dr FINALLY wrote me a script for meds.
How big is baby? The size of an avocado? MMMMMM guacamole.
Maternity clothes? Yep most of the time.
Sleep: I can stay awake now, which is fabulous. I don't have any trouble with sleep.
Best moment this week: Um. . . I don't know. Maybe realizing that after this Friday, I'm done working for the month of February?
Movement: Sometimes, I think so. I've never had a baby before so I don't know if its BabyJoe or just gas.
Food cravings: Mr. Joe's mac 'n cheese, pickles and HOT DOGS, sweet Lord, HOT DOGS. With sour kraut and relish. PLEASE can I have just one?
Gender: Pretty sure we have a boy!
Labor Signs: no, thank you.
Belly Button in or out? I have an innie, so I think it will prolly stay this way the whole time.
Stretchmarks? I only have stretchmarks on my boobs from way back in the day. None anywhere else.
How are you feeling? Barfy as usual. Excited for Florida!!
What I am looking forward to: VACATION! I love my new job, but oh boy, do I need a break from this cold weather and dirty snow.
What I miss: Nothing. I miss absolutely nothing from before I was pregnant. Not even hot dogs really.
Weekly Wisdom: I don't really have much wisdom. . . .I'm a rookie. Feel free to share your wisdom with me if you have it.
Milestones: Making it 4 full months almost halfway there!
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Complete with me looking like a tool. When I'm naked, it looks more like a fat roll. Not at all like a baby bump, but when I'm clothed people tell me its a bump. I let them believe it. Enough about me though, let me show you a horrible picture of my kid:
You have to tilt your head to the side, because I don't know how to rotate pictures on here. I can barely handle posting, let alone posting pictures in the right orientation. Can you see how adorable Baby Joe is even sideways? The tech was pretty certain Baby Joe is a boy. I'm inclined to believe her because she was able to point out kidneys and the heart in addition to a penis. She seemed to know what she was looking at. I have a feeling that Baby Joe is a boy, so I admitted defeat to Mr. Joe. We are so excited! I don't want to rush out and buy everything blue just yet, but we have shifted our gears to focusing on boy names and themes for the baby. I have one name I like in mind, but Mr. Joe has a list of 15. One of the 15 is the one I like, so at least I have that on my side. I will try to post more often, but I've promised that the last few times I posted. I've been reading all of your blogs. Thanks for keeping up with your blogs and not disappearing for weeks on end :-)