Tuesday, September 30, 2008
We were both so excited by the change that we actually went to bed early just so we could enjoy it. And when I woke up this morning, I told Dave that I felt like I was in a hotel room.
For those of you who didn't see it before (I didn't think to take a before picture), the bed was in between the windows. Another side note is that my dad made the bed for our wedding gift - almost 5 years ago.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Although Ethan took his first steps about a month ago, on Monday he finally got brave enough to start walking wherever he wanted to go without me spotting him. He is now completely enthralled with his new skill and toddles around just for the fun of it. Dave and I are also completely enthralled with watching him, as well as marveling at his very solid thighs that Ethan has inherited from Dave.
Monday, September 22, 2008
2) Separate bags for individual cantaloupes.
3) Separate bag for ONE package of grapes.
4) Getting out of a short line because you realized you needed two of something to meet a coupon requirement.
5) Standing in line for TWENTY MINUTES behind only TWO people!
6) Cashiers who refuse to let willing customers bag their own groceries.
7) Customers who refuse to bag their own groceries.
8) Planning a dinner, defrosting the necessary ingredients, only to discover that the particular grocery store you have chosen does not carry the only ingredient you actually needed to purchase.
Can you tell I didn't have a fun time grocery shopping today?
Sunday, September 21, 2008
And to answer the FAQ - 1) I am feeling pretty good. I am tired every day, therefore I take a nap every day. I have heartburn every day, therefore I take Zantac and Tums every day. And I itch constantly - the story of my life since I got pregnant with Ethan. Other than that, the pregnancy symptoms are currently pretty minimal. 2) I am still officially due Feb 8th, but a scheduled c-section is in the works so the actual delivery may happen about a week earlier.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
- Dave and I started going to a learning center class studying the book Shepherding a Child's Heart by Ted Tripp. It's split up into two classes - men and women - and we've both really enjoyed it.
- Dave led the first week of our Community Group study of The Peacemaker and did an amazing job. He was very nervous, but was extremely prepared, got everyone talking, gave excellent input, kept the discussion on track, and ended pretty much on time.
- Ethan is cutting his top two teeth and getting braver about walking on his own. Oh yes, and eating like a starving child at every meal.
- I had a yard sale with my two friends Rachel and Tracy and was the yard sale queen, making a grand total of $123.10. Oh, and I found $50 in quarters laying around our house! I'm making money without actually working!
Thursday, September 18, 2008
And then....yes, you guessed it. I found it. Where, you might ask? Well, let me tell you...it was in the most clear and obvious place for a water bottle. It was sitting on the shelf in the basement closet. And I still have absolutely no idea why I would put it there of all places.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
It was just wonderful to see the baby and have the doctor check off all the various body parts (kidneys, four-chambered heart, stomach, bladder, diaphram, CHECK!). We purposely DID NOT find out if we are having a boy or a girl, but rest assured, we are having one or the other. We think Dr Averill may have possibly slipped up and accidentally told us, but we're not sure. At one point, she was commenting on how the baby looked like he/she had a long neck and said, "Well, it would've been perfect if it was a girl". Hmmm...So now, it's going to get into my head that we're having a boy and I'll be shocked if it's a girl. Plus, Dave and I both thought we saw a distinct body part at one point, but then Dr Averill identified it as the "cord insertion". Really? Are you sure? That really looked like a ______. Oh well...The heartrate was squarely in the middle range at 140, so impossible to use that trick to figure it out.
And then she tried to see if she could get some good 3D shots...ummm, yes, we are having a very frightening looking skeleton child according to this picture. It was a little disturbing, so she went back to the good old 2D shots
Friday, September 12, 2008
1) Salon Cheveux (not sure it's still around) - what drives me nuts is not the title, which includes the word for "hair" (correctly spelled). What makes me want to scream is when they completely mispronounce it on the radio ad, thus making it translate to "Horse Salon". There's a big difference between "cheveux" (she -vuh) and "chevaux" (she-voh), people!
2) The fixed menu option on menus - again, not the actual existence of this option, but the misspelling. And there appear to be various misspellings, even on a local French restaurant's menu.
Correct spelling - "prix fixe"
Variation #1 - "prifixe"
Variation #2 - "Prefixe"
AAAAAHHHH!!!!!! How hard is it to check the spelling?? It's in the AMERICAN dictionary!!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Yesterday was the first meeting...I was actually kind of frazzled because I left my house late, it was raining, and I had to haul baby (18lbs) diaper bag (2 lbs), purse (2lbs), Bible (3 lbs), and water bottle (1 lb) into church by myself. I felt a bit like a pack horse. Thankfully, Anne arrived at the same time, so she helped me open doors and stuff. When we got down to the actual meeting, there were about 75 women and I discovered that three women from my community group were also there, so it was really nice to see some more familiar faces. We all had to go around and introduce ourselves in front of that whole group and of course, I sat at the first table. Not my comfort zone to stand up in front of that many people, but as my friend Sherri commented, "Baptism by fire!" Anyway, it was really nice. The women were very friendly and welcoming, and you can tell that everyone really enjoys going because most of them have been coming for several years. Next week, we get broken down into small groups, so I'm sure I will get to meet more people then. I'm really glad I went, because it was encouraging to be around other women and have adult conversation. Of course, I'll be out of commission in February, but oh well! I'll enjoy it until then!
Sunday, September 7, 2008
P.S. Did I mention my neighbor's reactions when they heard I was pregnant again?
Neighbor #1: (in a souther drawl)"Well, I saw she was getting a little pooch, but I wasn't gonna say anything!!"
Neighbor #1: (glancing at my belly), "Well, I just thought maybe you ate a big dinner tonight."
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
I will never understand why pregnant women are doomed to sleeplessness for one reason or another for almost an entire year. It seems like we should be allowed to stock up on our sleep since we will be perpetually exhausted when the baby is actually born. I don't care what people say about no sleep now being training for later...that's a load of crock if you ask me. Just give me sleep!!!