Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Feelin the Love

The week before Thanksgiving my mom threw me and our Peanut a shower. It was so amazing. Ruth, (Laura from The Adventures of an Infertile Myrtle's mom) and her craftiness were over the top amazing! I'm not kidding when I say the craftiness oozes from this woman. She was also the mastermind behind a lot of my wedding items such as invitations and table decor. We did go with a cowgirl theme (of course right!) but it was so tastefully done.
These were a peanut butter lovers dream come true!
Nutter Butter cow which gave Ruth fits because she couldn't get the ears placed just right.

She is seriously the queen of cake pops.

We had the shower at mom's church and it was the perfect amount of pink.

These dear baby's were at everyone's seat along with the favor of a pumpkin spice sugar hand scrub. The things that people wrote made me laugh and cry when I finally sat down to read them all. A lot said that they hope she grows up to be a strong independent woman, that she love her family, respect her elders and so on. They are all in a little book and I can't wait till the day I can explain who all the people are that wrote to her.
All in all it was a wonderful afternoon and showed me just how loved and excited people are for this little girl to get here!

I had another NST today and of course she was not as active in the beginning but the nurse gave me some orange juice and I played some music to her off of my phone and she perked right up. These will be a weekly thing due to my blood pressure till she gets here. My blood pressure was steady again this week and I was down 3lbs. My goal by next week is to have the nursery mostly set up and enough room in my front room for the Christmas tree!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Just a Quickie

First off I hope all of you have an amazing Thanksgiving. I know I will because Matt and I have so very much to be thankful for!

I will get a post about my awesome shower and you will see firsthand just how the craftiness oozes from Laura's mom. However, I am at work and all the pictures are at home so hopefully this weekend.

Anywho, I had my NST (non stress test) yesterday. I will say the best part was sitting there for 30-40 minutes and listening to her heartbeat. She wasn't as active as they would have liked to see in the beginning but towards the end she woke up and started moving. Everything looked good from then on. My blood pressure was good so no increase in meds, YAY!!!! I go back on Wednesday for another one.

Finally, a big congratulations to Amanda @ Growing Griswolds who got an awesome beta number!!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

31 weeks

So yesterday on election day, we had our 3d ultrasound. I will be creating a tab soon I promise with some u/s pictures and a belly picture but in my hurry to leave this morning I walked off and forgot them. Anyways back to the appointment.

Matt met me at the doctor's fresh out of the combine so he had to be dusted off before we went in. This is actually very typical these days but I still love him! The tech asked if we knew what we were having and I said well last time you said it was a girl so she said she would verify for us. All Matt could say was well I still hope it is a girl or we will have to change some things!

Peanut was just chilling but the way the cord was we didn't get the clearest picture of her face but were still able to see it. I say she has Matt's nose which I make fun of (in his defense he makes fun of my ears). Peanut also let us know that she is a girl with her legs up in the air. Fluids and everything else was normal. Heartbeat was strong at 146. I will never get tired of hearing the heartbeat simple as it may be. She is measuring just over 4lbs. The doctor said she is measuring the weight of a baby whose due date would be the 28th of December but they are leaving my due date on January 7th.

Now the not so good news... my blood pressure was up again but the readings I have been doing at home have been normal so I am to keep monitoring it and if I notice an increase they will change my medicine. Because of that they want to do a stress test the next time I go which is the week of Thanksgiving. I will also have one the following week. Also my blood count is on the low side which means Peanut is stealing mine to help her grow. I wish she would steal some fat too but she is growing and that is all that matters. So I have to add an iron supplement to my routine. He was concerned but said it happens to a lot of woman. I am trying not to scare myself and to stay calm and not think about it just do what he says. We shall see if that works. To end on a positive note though, I did pass my glucose test! Diabetes runs in my family and with my weight I was at a higher risk but that is one thing I can check off!!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Regardless of How You are Voting...

I do hope you are voting on Tuesday. Quite frankly I am ready for the election to be over. A friend just posted this and if you are lucky enough to live in a swing state you will be able to relate and if you don't live in a swing state then you are just lucky. The clip is from the Jon Stewart show and cracked me up!!

Swing State Hell

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Liebster Award!

The Lovely Alexis at Our Journey Through This Lovely Life nominated me for the Liebster Award!

This award is given to blogs with less than 200 followers. She gave me some questions to answer so here goes!

1. Do you remember your Dreams?
Here lately I have been and boy have they been vivid!
2. What was the last thing you bought?
 I bought a new desk for the spare room to put the computer and printer on. Exciting I know.
3. Is the glass half empty or half full?
I prefer to think the glass if half full but some days it is half empty. 
4. What's under your bed?
I'm sure a lot of dust bunnies, a dog bone or 2 and occasionally Chunky the cat goes under there.
5. Have you ever won the lottery?
Besides the occasional $5 or so on a scratch off nope never6.  Are you a morning person or a night owl?
 It depends on the season. Summer for sure a night owl, winter a morning person.
7. text or phone call?
Honestly depends on the person or situation. I'm on the phone a lot at work so text messages are some times easier
8. Do you sing in the shower?
 Doesn't everyone?
9. If you could change something about your home with out
 worrying about expense or mess what would it be?
 Gosh this is hard! I think though I would get rid of all the paneling and then be able to open up the house more. I could go on and on though on this question.
10. Do you blog for yourself or for your followers?
 It started out for me and a large part of it still is but it has allowed me to meet some awesome ladies.
11. Why did you start blogging?
A dear friend Laura @ The Adventures of an Infertile Myrtle
 showed me that it is ok to share your story and if nothing else be a safe place to spill your emotions because sometimes my friends and dear sweet husband can't take any more.

Now onto the new questions
1. What is that one movie, no matter how many times you have seen it when you catch it on tv you sit and watch?
2. Were you a band geek? If so what instrument(s) did you play?
3. What did you want to be when you grew up?
4. Are you an animal lover? 
5. Dream Car?
6. Biggest guilty pleasure?
7. If money wasn't an issue, what would be your dream vacation?
8. Favorite clothing store?
9. Favorite Disney movie?
10. Plain or Peanut M & M's 
11. What have you learned the most about yourself on your IF journey?      

The Nominees