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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

the countdown...

ok, t-minus 6 days and counting til the baby is due. can you believe it? the kids are SO excited. my four-year-old is calling up all her imaginary friends on her toy cell phone and telling them that her mommy is having a baby and she is going to be a great big sister! :) too cute!

at our appointment today the doc (who is thankfully back safe and sound from india) asked the girls if we had picked a name and my little one piped up and said "yes, her name is ella!" ok, first off, we don't know if we're having a girl or a boy and second off, her name will not be ella. this is just something she came up with one day and decided it was a pretty name for a baby and that's the baby's name. her big sister said if it's a boy he'll be called danny. another total invention of her own. :) i feel bad cuz we're going to have two disappointed kids when we don't pick their names! they're so cute though.

anyway the doc says to come in as soon as i think i might be in labor--not even to call. she thinks i'm going to go fast. she also thinks i should go into labor on my own by the due date. i don't know what gives her that idea since i still feel fine. no pressure, no feeling like the baby is going to fall out onto the floor or anything like i felt with the girls, but whatever. i'm not going to complain; our ride to the hospital takes between 35 and 45 minutes and i am not going to deliver this baby on the side of the highway! :) (heck why not? it's my third baby, i know what i'm doing, right?) but just in case i don't go on my own by then, i have an appointment to induce on friday, march 3. isn't that weird? knowing that by the end of next friday i will be in labor, if not already the proud mommy to a third beautiful child? oh my gosh i'm so freakin excited.

i keep telling myself i really really need to clean the house but when i try, i end up waddling and then i think of how i must look waddling around putting stuff away and it makes me laugh. what, i ask, is more entertaining than a nine-months-pregnant woman trying to do, well, anything?! i can't walk, can't tie my shoes, can't even put socks on without some serious effort...and when i do try, the baby doth protest. :) anyway, i have a good excuse to sit around and do nothing: everyone knows that the more active you are the more you get things moving down there, and we are hoping to put off having this baby til my daughter's birthday on the 26th. the first of march would be even better, then they each have thier own birth months. :) so i'm takin' it easy, keeping in mind how exhausted i'm going to be for the next two or three months til the baby sleeps through the night. ok, i'm praying it's two or three months, not four or five...

i have to get over to babies r us and register for the baby shower the church is kind enough to throw for us. it's certainly not necessary--this is my third kid for cryin out loud--but they want to give me a shower and i'm not one to reject freely-given gifts! :) there isn't much we need, just clothes, and that's only if we have a boy. i would love a breast pump. a big dual electric sucker. hubby and i were laughing when i told him what i wanted. those things are just like what they hook up to the cows at the farm. mooooooo! i've never had one and i certainly can get by without one but it would be really nice to have, especially for when i go back to work. manual pumps are such a pain in the rear end that i just end up using formula when i'm not around, and that's not as healthy for the baby, and it makes me all painfully full. :) bleh, the glamour of breastfeeding. man, if only it weren't the best option. the sacrifices we mothers make for our kids. ;)

hm, i'm debating giving out the address for this blog so people i know can actually read it. but then, part of the benefit of having a blog is being able to write whatever i want and vent without worrying about what my mom will think. :) so for now i'll just keep writing the blog that no one ever read. it keeps me sane! :)

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

misc. aka catching up

wow, it's been a while since i've posted, huh? well things are getting pretty crazy around here: new bed for my little one came yesterday, i've got doctor appointments every week, the good news is last saturday was my last day at work for three whole months! yes! whoo hoo whoo hoo! i love love love being home with the kids and hubby, even though i have, like, nooo energy. it's kind of cruel: just when the nesting instinct is at its peak (must...clean...everything...) i can barely keep my eyes open. :)

two more weeks! i'm so excited! next week i'm going to hit the treadmill every day in an effort to get things moving along. the nurse practitioner (oh yes, did i mention my doc is in india until, like, right before my due date?!) says the baby is still pretty high so i wanna see if a little walkin will take care of that.

still no name. poor baby. it's not that we don't want to pick a name for you, dear baby, it's just that it doesn't seem very pressing. i have this feeling like we're just going to look at you and say, yes, you are a (insert name here). :)

hubby is soooo busy this week! he got in a little fender-bender on monday, courtesy of a little black ice, so he's got that to deal with. we just got a rental today, which is covered by insurance, yay! oh by the way he didn't hit anyone else, and didn't get hurt, praise the lord for looking out for him!! i would like to mention that my last words to him that morning before he left were "be careful out there!" lol what are you gonna do? then he's busy with school work (last bits of his master's degree...we're almost there honey!) and work has been busy, and he's the head trustee at church so he's got two meetings this week...i promised to hold off on my "hit the treadmill" plan til after this week was over. :)

oh, i gotta tell you: hubby subscribed to dave ramsey's "my total money makeover" program. dave ramsey is this guy with a radio show who helps people get out of debt. no really. i mean, he's on the air giving away this information for free! i know you've seen those late-night/early am informercials where people try to sell you their program on how to make quick millions but this guy is the real deal. he tells you how, with hard work and sacrifice, you can pay off your debt and, as he says, "live like no one else now so later you can live like no one else" or something like that. i have to tell you, this guy is blessed by God to help people, it's really incredible. hubby and i are reading his book and listening to his radio shows on cd (the book and cd and another book, called 48 days to the work you love, also good, come with the my total money makeover package) and it's really incredible, practical, long-term advice to keep you from ever being in debt again, ever. imagine never paying a car payment or a mortgage payment (although dave says a mortgage, while not necessary, is the only acceptable debt) or student loans ever again! we're pretty excited about it, and the guy makes it entertaining. hubby loves listening to him cuz when a caller calls in with a question and dave ramsey thinks the caller is doing something stupid, he says, "that's stupid!" lol! the guy is a christian too, which, while hardly being integral to the plan, makes it more enjoyable for us as fellow christians to listen to and be like, "amen brother ramsey!" :) anyway i'm including his link on the page here so you can check him out.

oh yay, hubby's home from one of his many meetings of the week. later!

Friday, February 03, 2006

getting closer

we're getting so close, i'm so excited!

i only have another 9 days (6 days counting days off) of work left before i can leave that stinky place for 3 months! :) then i can relax and get to the business of preparing for baby. i have so much to do! but the bassinet is already set up in our room, and i'm so excited to think that soon, very soon! there will be a little baby in it! :D

the girls are getting excited too. my little one has a birthday party tomorrow, and my older one is turning 7 this month. they're getting so big! where does the time go?!