Tuesday, May 24, 2011

This week is a busy one.
A doozy, if you will.

Hopefully I will be on my blogging A-game again next week.

Weeks like this which are full of comings and goings and other crazy things make me very thankful for "normal weeks".

Cheers 'til next week!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Fill in the blank Friday

1.   People always tell me I look like       someone else they know. ALWAYS. But in high school it was Tiffany Amber Thiessen a.k.a. Kelly Kapowski and a few years ago it was Kelly Clarkson. But lately it's just been "you remind me of my sister in Texas or did you used to work as a surgical nurse in Indiana?" No and no  .

2.  Friends don't let friends   have boogers hanging out of their nose or have weird things in their teeth.

3.  A sunny day is perfect for     being outside. Walking barefoot in the grass, eating Tropical Sno's and being in/by water   .

4.  My favorite accessory is   well, this all depends. A scarf when it's chilly. A hat when it's freezing. My 5 year anniversary necklace when I'm feeling classy. A headband when my hair is mane-like. Huge Sunglasses anytime because I have vampire eyes that can't tolerate sun. Lots of bracelets on any day of the week. As you can see, I can do just one favorite  .

5.  If I could afford it I would     go on vacation this summer with John. Just him and I one last time before Miss Sweetie gets here .

6.  The cure for boredom is       to get creative and do something to spruce up the house. Rearrange your throw pillows or go through your magazines and clip pictures and phrases that inspire you. You are bound to get re-inspired. It's a snowball effect   .

7.  I am currently "in like" with       watermelon for all three meals of the day.  Sitting on my birthing ball instead of sitting on anything else- such relief for my achey back! 

Have a happy weekend! 
I am going to go eat watermelon and left over pizza :)
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Monday, May 16, 2011

6 down, 3 to go

Well, 4 to go really. I don't know why we don't just say that pregnancy is 10 months because it really  is.
Anyway, that's beside the point.

I grew a lot this month, I think.
Compare :

A very exciting reason to grow, I'd say!
When I went to the dr. last I gained 7 pounds. In one month.
That was a little intense for me since I am used to hearing .5 or 1 pound gains but I was assured that it was a healthy thing and that I am not officially an obese Denise.
Just a pregnant Denise. Rather, a pregnant Missy. My name isn't Denise.

I got to sneak a peak at her last Wednesday (see here) and she was measuring right on target. Around 1.8-2 pounds and super active. It's getting to the fun stage where my stomach does dances and she responds to John singing to her. She doesn't like really loud noises I don't think. A guest speaker was at church a couple of weeks ago and she was angrily punching when he got a bit too excited.  It's funny that I can tell the difference between her sweet movements and annoyed punches.
And I'm not just feeling taps and "kicks" I am feeling sweet knees moving across my ribs (she's head down already !) and little elbows will poke my guts. Love her guts!
While I am bigger than ever and I've never weighed this much in my entire existence, I feel the prettiest and most confident I ever have. Wide hips, flabbier arms and giant underwear, THIS is the best!

I just want to keep her in there forever

OK not really. That would be uncomfortable and anti-climactic.
But I am very much enjoying pregnancy.

She's this big this month.
That's a pretty good size and makes sense why my insides
feel like she is doing Riverdance on them.

One website said this for her development:
your little grower’s physical proportions are pretty much birth-ready and most of their remaining development will largely be weight gain and a ton of nervous system development.
The good news is: if your child were to be born premature, they’d likely survive without much trauma as their lungs started producing “surfactant” last week, which means their tiny respiratory system is getting stronger with each passing day.

She's so sweet :)

Anyway. I will quit being weird with the eggplant (which I am not even all that crazy about) 
and leave you with : 
a.) I love being pregnant.
b.) This is the biggest miracle in my life to date.
c.) She's cute.
d.) I love her
e.) I'm letting it all hang out
The end.

Happy Monday!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

We love Daddy, yes we do!

Guess what yesterday was?
Crib day!
This box was intense. Full of stuff and more complicated 
than the crib construction, I think.

He likes to work alone and I would rather eat
 so this was the only picture I got during construction

{check out big sister asleep underneath. So sweet!}

The room getting done is far more than a creative venture for me. It reminds me that this is real (as if the acrobatics in my belly weren't enough) and that reminds me how blessed I am.
Every time I got up to pee last night I peeked in there and it made me very happy.

♥ Thanks, Daddy!

P.s. Check me out! 24 ½ weeks and still a girl.

Measuring perfectly!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Weekending 1-8 with a #75 on the side

This past weekend we.....

1.) We registered for stuff for Baby Sweet Stuff
I love those registering guns!

John tried out our stroller by running it around the store a full lap and a half.

then he napped in our dream glider (it's only $359)
Then we finished the night with Thai food but I was too busy shoving my face
 full of food to take pictures of that.

2.) We worked outside 
my Dahlia bulbs are coming up nicely :)

and the new mulch definitely makes it look better in the flower beds!

3.)We went to a Luau at church for a volunteer appreciation dinner but I got sidetracked by the dinner and forgot to take a picture of our cute festive outfits. That happens a lot these days.

4.) John served me cinnamon rolls and {decaff} coffee in bed on Mother's Day but again, I was too busy slamming those down my throat to even think about photographing it. I was in ecstasy.

5.) We washed cars and I cut my finger on his muffler
he sort of overreacted and wrapped my finger like I had severed it completely.
He almost ripped his shirt off to use it as a tourniquet. One simple band-aid now suffices.
gift  #75
{I'm very thankful that John is quick to help me and even "over-helps" me sometimes. That in and of itself is a tremendous treasure. He's my best team-mate. And he is pretty rad at being my perfect help-mate. I need LOTS of help}

6.) Sunday Drive

 7.) Sunday Ride
I'm not going as fast as I used to due to a certain basketball shaped growth in my mid-section
and I might have to upgrade my seat to one of those double-wide deluxe gel filled seats.
 I'm a little sore today in the butt region.

8.) A Sunday evening run to sonic to get me an ice-cream cone. Do I even need to explain why there isn't a picture??

That's it.
It was a great weekend.
We spent a lot of time together and worked on our home. 
We make a good team and I love relaxed weekends with my love.

Happy Monday to you, hopefully you got lots of rest and sunshine this weekend 
to carry you through your week!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

She's a marvel

I bought this today for my baby:

{It's from Erin Leigh on Etsy}

This is what I want her to know about herself.
She is a wonderfully made baby that already takes my breath away with her uniqueness.
I can't wait to meet her.

~Check out "Fresh Out" on Surrender Story !~

Monday, May 2, 2011

To get me going today

If I had the energy today I would learn this and do it for my Monday Night Group.
But I don't. I'm sleepy.
But it definitely made my day seeing this on Ellen today.

I think Baby has been doing this in my belly though. I guess she has YouTube in there..

Enjoy :)