Friday, June 24, 2011

I love celebrating my friends!

The last few months/weeks have brought about some exciting times for my group of friends. We've had weddings, babies, big birthdays and lots of other fun stuff. I am one of those people who feels the need to celebrate every little thing so it's been an exciting time for me because everything has been such  huge celebrations!

LP welcomed her sweet baby girl, Olivia Grace. Isn't she precious?!



Dr. and Mrs. B got married in Temecula, California and have moved from Texas to Arkansas :( We are very sad but very happy for them!

My nephews were dedicated to the church! So exciting! I forgot my good camera and the one I used here takes really horrid pictures!

My daddy turned 49! Yep, he's young! He's already planning a trip to Vegas for his 50th next year.

This little cutie pie will celebrate her first birthday next week!

And my friends Meg and Dan welcomed their sweet baby boy into the world. Kellan James was born a week early and is absolutely perfect! He looks just like his daddy!
As you can see, there are some exciting things happening here in Texas! I'm so happy to be here and to be celebrating with those that I love.

What are you celebrating now?
Happy weekend, friends!

xx

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Mind your manners, friends.

I'm not quite sure why everyone has this need to be rude to others. Maybe it's their lack of social etiquette, or their lack of social filter...or maybe even, perhaps, their medical degree they earned off of Web MD. Whatever it is, it's completely unnecessary.

Yesterday at the gym I had the following conversation with a lady about 55 years old as I was walking into the fitness room and she was walking out:

Me - "Good Morning."
Her - "Good Morning. Are you here to work out?"
Me - "Nope, I'm here to observe. I dress like this for fun."
Her - "What class are you waiting on?"
Me - "Pilates."
Her - "You know, it's really not appropriate for pregnant ladies to work out. You never know what it could do to your baby. That is a very tough class. Very strenuous."
Me - "Really? I had no idea. I think I may need to tell my doctor so she can go back to medical school then because she told me that working out is good for me. Thank you so much for the advice! I will obviously listen to you over my doctor!"

Ok, you're right...That's not EXACTLY how the conversation went. But everything she said was dead on. I may or may not have said those things but I was definitely thinking them!

Here's another fun one. It literally took every ounce of Jesus I had in me not to slap this guy stupid.

I was at Kroger the other day picking up a few things and this man, probably in his late 40's early 50's (and probably drunk) comes up and says:

Him - "Oooh...how much longer do you have to go?"
Me - "About 3 1/2 months."
Him - "That's exciting! But you still have the entire summer to go!"
Me - "Yes, I know that."
Him - "It's going to be so hot!"
Me - "I know, it is every summer." (note the agitation is just a brewin'!)
Him - "Man, I sure feel sorry for your husband!"

That is the point where I wanted to spout off something snarky about him being single and that he probably would be for the rest of his life...but instead I smiled and walked away.

I also had someone ask me the other day if I had planned my baby. Maybe not completely rude, but I found it odd. Yes, we did plan our baby. But is that really anyone's business. I thought it was so odd and I was caught off guard. It's not like I'm 16, or dating a guy I've known for 3 months. I'm married, 27 years old and have been with B for 6 years! Is it really a surprise that we tried to get pregnant?!

Seriously, I've said it before, some people should really not be allowed in public...

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

We're getting there!

Please don't feel bad because my photography skills are so
amazing and put yours to shame. I have the iPhone to
thank for that.
If my expanding belly wasn't enough reassurance, getting Alaina's room in order has really reconfirmed the fact that we have a baby girl on the way! We are seriously so excited. It's a strange feeling. It's like getting ready for Christmas months in advance, having hundreds of gifts under the tree and not being able to open them. I obviously want her to stay in until she's ready but I am so ready for my baby girl to be here. I can't wait to hug and kiss and love on her!

Her furniture came from the Pottery Barn Catalina Collection. Sure, it was a bit pricey (I've heard it from all over) but the furniture is beautiful and really well made. I am very happy with our decision.

Her room is still a bit messy but we are definitely working on it! I cannot wait until it's done. It is definitely a work in progress but we are getting there, my friends!


I had better pictures of the crib and dresser close up for some reason they will not upload :( I'm not happy with either the new blogger editor or Verizon internet. I'm not sure which it is but one of them has been giving me nothing but problems!

Cutie pie!
Yesterday I got a to spend the day with my goddaughter. If Alaina turns out to be as well behaved as this little cutie, I'm in luck! She spent the night and slept really well all night long and I'm surprised and happy to say, she did not cry once the entire time I had her!

This is a random thought but today I realized I have over 6,500 songs in my iTunes library...and I don't like most of them. Time for an update? I think so! Suggestions are welcomed!

Have a wonderful Wednesday, friends. I am off to Pilates and running errands...on a very rainy day!

xx

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Nursery Work

Before my hospital visit we spent a lot of time working on Alaina's nursery. I'm really happy with what we've accomplished so far. 

You may remember this pic.

This is our inspiration picture. I'm not trying to duplicate it but I love the feel of this room.



This is where we started...
 

Here are a few gifts she's already received.
I love this save green! We used these receiving blankets to match the green we want to include in the room.


The grandma's hard at work! Nobody would even let me in the room while they were painting!
I love this Tiffany blue color...It's so calm!
Macee helping...
Daddy hard at work!! I'm so lucky to have such an involved husband! He's been so great about getting things done quickly!



While I was out doing some shopping one day, I found these barstools at Target for $28! I love a good deal! Our bar has been so naked without them.



I'm so excited that we are making progress on her room...Tomorrow I will show you the finished crib and her dresser! 

Happy Tuesday, Friends!


Monday, June 20, 2011

I'm not missing, I was just in the hospital...

Hey ladies!

I'm so happy to be back. Back home. Back to my blog. Back to my regularly scheduled days.

Things have been beyond crazy, to say the least. Wednesday, June 8, I had a pretty hectic day of running errands and thought that I had just pushed too hard for the day. I skipped my workout class and church and cooking dinner. I decided that after a morning of running around, I was done for the day. I didn't feel well and being pregnant, I didn't feel like I needed to explain my decision.

My sweet, sweet hubby offered to bring me dinner but since I wasn't feeling well, I told him I was fine. By the time he walked in the door I was in so much pain I was literally in a ball on the couch crying my eyes out. It hurt to move or even breath.

Since the pain was in my lower back, I automatically panicked thinking it was labor pains and that it was way too early for this. So, we called my OB who told me to go to the ER, who sent me to Antepartum.

I was terrified that we were going to lose Lainey. They monitored for contractions and since I only had one tiny one, they were sure it wasn't labor. I was convinced it was a kidney stone and had to tell the nurse that I was positive it wasn't a UTI.

So, after deciding that sweet Lainey was fine, they gave me pain meds and sent me to ultrasound to get a better peek at my kidney. Sure enough, there it was. A 6.5mm kidney stone. Ugh. So, after lots of pain meds, five bags of fluids, fingers swollen so huge I cut my finger taking off my wedding ring, days in the hospital, I passed the stone and was put on temporary bed rest.

Oh the drama that fills my life!

After about a few days, I started to feel so much better. My first few days home I just slept. I am happy to report that other than the occasional, minute pain in my kidney, I am better.

Just before I got my stone, I had lots of fun stuff to update you all on. We got the nursery started, bought a few things for the baby, had vacation bible school, and had a few fun bday parties! I will update you all on those in the next few days. For now, I'm just happy to be up and moving around!

Happy Monday, friends!

xx


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