Saturday, May 23, 2015

Apparently I’m Not In Charge…Third Trimester Faves

     Oh hey there end of May.  I realize it’s been basically a month since I blogged, but I’m going to claim the old faithful end of the school year excuse.  That’s right…school’s out.  I survived a year of teaching third grade…barely.  I’ve grown a whole baby, and now we wait.  I am so thankful to have been so healthy, but these last weeks are a test.  I still feel pretty good, except for feeling like I’ve been riding a horse for a month (attractive, I know), but my mind is so restless.  I like definite answers, and apparently, babies don’t give those.
     I’m thinking that instead of moping around and complaining, I’m going to scrub floors and clean things and possibly mix it up with a nap.  I had everything done so early that now that school’s out, I’m kind of just hanging out.  If you need your Tupperware cabinet sorted, please let me know!

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From top left, these range from 36 weeks +1 day to 38 weeks.  The pineapple neon is 37 weeks, and the yellow neon is 38 weeks.

     Part of me is going to miss my bump and not having to share Baby Davis, but a growing part of me is just so, so ready to have him here!  That being said, I’m going to go ahead and do a little bumpdate and share some third trimester faves.  Call it wishful thinking, but maybe it’ll encourage Davis to come on out!

How far along?  39 weeks today! 

How big is baby?  Gigantic. Humongous. According to the app, he’s about the size of a watermelon (coincidentally, I look like I’ve swallowed a watermelon…) which apparently means somewhere between 18.9 and 20.9 inches and 6.2 to 9.2 pounds.  Wow. 

Gender?  Boy!

Sleep?  My perfect sleep record finally played out a little, but it’s still not too bad!  I usually wake up about once a night, and I don’t stay asleep very late, but I’m assuming that it’s all just prep work for having a newborn.

Maternity clothes?  I’m still wearing my two pairs of maternity jeans, and I have four or so maternity shirts.  In the pictures above, only the denim shorts, gray t-shirt, and gray and pink striped shirt are maternity…everything else is just very stretchy.  FYI, the neon pineapple shirt and the neon yellow are both from Wal-Mart, and I love them!

Symptoms?  Does feeling like I’ve been riding a horse for a month count?  Mostly I’m just feeling bigger and slower than ever…

Movement?  Not so much big movement as little feet and elbows and knees and hands sticking out the sides.

Wedding rings on or off?  They’ve been off for a couple of weeks.  They still fit, but my hands are a little swollen, and I don’t want to tempt fate. 

Cravings or aversions?  Do you know I still can’t really think about frozen pizza?  I’m hoping this goes away after he gets here…other than that, I just want to eat everything in sight.

What I miss?  Not having to build up momentum to propel myself off the furniture would be great. 

Best moment?  We went to the doctor yesterday, and it finally looks like Baby Davis may be making at least a little progress!  I’m not getting my hopes up because I know it could stall like this for over a week, but at least it’s something! 

     I am so hoping that Davis show up soon, but I’m making sure to remind myself that “soon” is relative.  Even if he’s overdue (please, no!), that technically is soon…even though it doesn’t feel like it. 

For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.
Habakkuk 2:3

Friday, May 1, 2015

The Cutest Shower I’ve Ever Attended

     Last weekend, Davis had his first shower.  He is already so loved, and I am so excited!  My sister and aunt threw a shower for us, and it just couldn’t have been cuter.  Of course Davis loves all of his new things…and so do I!

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This is the sign I mentioned in my last post…I wish I had a picture of it saying “Congratulions".” How did none of us notice?!

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The theme was sort of “vintage baby boy” according to my sister.  I loved all of the old toys and books!

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I ate a lot of everything on that table.  I’m a sucker for shower food.  Because it’s so small, you can eat so much more of it.  That’s how that works…right?

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The truck belonged to my dad…so sweet!

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Sorry for the super blurry picture…I was squatted in the floor trying to maintain balance.  This is Davis’s gift from my mother.  (Except the diaper bag.  That was from the hostesses!)  In the bucket, Davis got The Fox and the Hound, a car seat toy, a buggy/high chair cover, and some diapers and wipes.  And what baby doesn’t need a five gallon bucket?  That was a nod to Keith, who hoards five gallon buckets and uses them for everything.

     I didn’t take pictures of everything else, but suffice it to say that Davis is basically all set!  I’ve done another load of laundry, and his little room is just waiting on him.  We can’t wait to meet him.  It’s really starting to dawn on me that we just have four more weeks…which really means one to hopefully not more than four weeks.  I’m surprisingly not a nervous wreck.  At least in my waking state.  I did recount a dream a few weeks ago where my baby was being passed around an auditorium right after birth, and I had to go take him back…#crazypregnantlady.

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I’ll just leave you with this.  I’m pretty sure the first picture was taken around Christmas, so roughly 20ish weeks.  I was so excited and thought my bump was so big.  The second picture was taken at 35 weeks and 6 days (according to my app).  I can’t imagine what the picture four weeks from now will look like…

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Late to the Party

     I know I’m late to the party on this one, but in my defense, I did start the post yesterday.  I had every intention of finishing it when I got home from work, but then I cooked dinner and went to choir and tried to make sure the house wasn’t in disrepair when our friend came for dinner.  After all that it was time to eat a cupcake and go to bed. 

     Never let it be said that I don’t love a good link up…or a good post idea…or anything to make my posting a little easier.  Today I’m linking up with Shay at Mix & Match Family for “What’s Up Wednesday,” and we’re doing this Myspace survey style.  Does anybody but me remember those?  How long did we spend crafting the perfect answers?

What we’re eating this week…


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     I’m not some sort of Shay fan girl…I just really like breakfast casserole.  I love them in basically any shape, form, or incarnation, but this one was just different enough from my usuals.  So good.

What I’m reminiscing about…

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     There’s pretty much never a time I’m not thinking about the beach.  We won’t be going this year what with our teeny tiny on the way, but there’s nothing stopping me from just looking at the pictures and pretending I’m there.  Rest assured that by next summer (when my baby will be almost ONE…he’s not even here yet.  I can’t even think about it.), I will be speeding down the highway Fast and Furious style.

What I’m loving…

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          These pants are my favorite thing I’ve ever bought at Walgreens.  You read that right.  Walgreens.  I now own two tunics and a pair of pants from Walgreens.  (Not to mention my Family Dollar maxi skirt and Dollar General swishy shorts.)  They’re pretty long on me, so I have to wear them with tall shoes, but since I just got the cutest black wedges (with a 30% off coupon) at Kohl’s, it’s like a ready made outfit.


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     I think everyone in town has these shoes this season.  I’ve seen so many colors of these…and I love them all.  I like these because they aren’t too tall.  Even with my belly making everything unbalanced, I can still wear these easily.

What we’ve been up to…

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Funny story…this sign was misspelled until approximately 2 minutes before guests arrived.  My aunt and sister are both smart people and really good spellers.  We still aren’t sure what happened. “Congratulions” Rawr.

     Davis had his first shower last weekend!  My sister and aunt threw the sweetest shower, and Davis got some of the cutest things!  I’ve been able to do lots of his laundry (still fun) and get things organized in his room.

What I’m dreading…

     My kids took their state standardized test this week.  Boo.  I’m not going into some sort of long, drawn out post about how unfair I think these are or how inaccurate, but this should sum it up…


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I am not a test score…and neither are my kids.

What I’m working on…

Meal planning a month and a half in advance
End of the year activities
Nursery organizing
Sleeping through the night without sweating
Keeping my house clean when all I want to do is sleep

What I’m excited about…

     I’ve officially reached the point where I’m more ready to meet Baby Davis than I am enjoying being pregnant.  Don’t get me wrong here.  I have loved being pregnant, and for the most part I still feel really good.  Now it’s just more exciting to think about meeting Davis than it is to think about being pregnant for four. more. weeks.

What I’m watching/reading…

     I love the end of the school year, but it also signals the end of good television until the fall.  Most of my shows are winding down, and it’s reruns until basically September…boo.  We have been really into Vikings for the past few seasons.  Probably not historically accurate, but you weren’t there…you don’t know…


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What I’m listening to…

     Back when I had a thirty minute commute, I listened to a lot of radio. (Country if you’re wondering.)  Then whenever I was feeling especially stressed, I would turn off the radio and use my commute as a time to pray for the day…and then again on the way home.  Now I almost never listen to the radio.  I have enough going on in my head.  Sometimes the music is just extra noise.  I do like to listen to my choir music when I walk on the treadmill (or have an especially trying day).  This week it’s “And We Are Glad,” “Who Is Like the Lord?” “There is Power in the Blood,” and “You Never Let Go.”

What I’m wearing…

     Currently, it’s pajamas.  Any other time it’s either my Walgreens pants or whatever else I can stuff myself into…I’ll spare you the pictures.

What I’m doing this weekend…

    We have another shower for sweet Baby Davis!  I’m so excited, and I love seeing people love on him before he’s even here!

What I’m looking forward to next month…

     Are you kidding?  Davis Malcolm will be here (I hope!).  My mind hasn’t reached the point over being over being pregnant, but my whale-like body is definitely slowing down.  We’ll be full term in about a week and half, and then we’re just waiting on Davis!

What else is new…

     Well…blogging more than once every other month lately has been kind of nice.  I forgot how much I actually like writing things down and reading blogs and exercising my brain beyond my weekly television schedule.  I’ve stalled about halfway through my little redesign, but I hope to have a new header soon!