Monday, October 12, 2009

Hey there...

Sooooo... how the hell are ya? Me? I'm about ready to erupt like Vesuvius - thanks for askin. Here I am, 36.5 weeks along, and still, there's just one of me. I am looking forward to having a mini-me. I am looking for matching pink velour sweat suits for the baby and I to wear home - wouldn't that be great?? Keep your eyes out folks. I need you.

In the meantime, Gavin and I have been really busy, andthat has helped. We have done SOOO much - the nursery is officially complete. I should take some pictures and post them, but that would require me getting off this couch and walking back there for actual activity, so no can do.

Lately, when I get home from work, it's like I have these bursts of nesting energy when I clean my house like a and organize things like a mother trucker, followed by periods where I am incapable of doing anything but sitting right here on my ass. I have been told this is hormonal. I can't complain though, because if it weren't for these bursts of energy, nothing would get done.. at least not by me. Poor Gav has really been picking up the slack - thanks honey!

I also have some fun new symptoms, including but not limited to low back pain on one side and sciatic pain on the other - yay! Back pain? Really? I feel like a Plaintiff or something. I also think I lose my mind momentarily at times. An example of this was when I saw my very sweet, very southern, very hilarious grandfather a few weeks ago. Keep in mind that he hadn't seen me in a while, and I was wayyyy pregnanter than at our last meeting.

Here's how that went:

Me: Hey DeDa!
DeDa: Hey Honey.... what happened to you? (sarcastic allusion to my large and in charge state)
Me: Well, DeDa, I done got knocked up. (hugs)

Seriously Bets? He appeared to get a real kick out of that, but now that I think back, I'm pretty sure it was inappropriate. Whatevs..

In the meantime, I've had a few showers! My pals J and V gave me a really nice couples shower a couple weeks ago, and we had the greatest time. Here I am with the hostesses....

Then, my office gave us a really really nice shower at a local restaurant. Gavin and I were floored when we got there and saw all that they had done. Here's a pic or two...

Well, I go to the doc tomorrow to see if I'm dilated at all.... that should be really fun, as cervical exams always are for me. In the meantime, I'll try to take a look at my life and see if there's anything going on in my life that's not baby-related that I can blog about. I feel bad being so one-dimensional on this blog, but the fact is, being this preg really consumes your life for a while. I go to work and then come home and do pregnant lady things. I'll do better.

See you soon!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

And the Burglet's name is....

Ta Da! No, it's not Slim Shady, Snoop Doggy Dogg or Brooke Lynn, although that one got lots of play. Elise Maria is the name - learn it, love it, because one day you'll have to know it for when she's President.

The picture you see above is the result of Gavin and myself really reaching outside our little logical lawyer comfort zones and getting artsy-craftsy. We went out and picked up some letters, lady bugs, and flower pots, painted them, and hung them on the wall in the nursery. The Burglet has the best room in the house, hands down. I will post more pics when I have everything organized in such a way that pleases me. Right now we are a little bit in furniture limbo, because we bought a new bedroom set for our room, which will free up some space in Elise's room (I'm currently borrowing her entire closet for my stuff). We will move that in this weekend, and then I can really finish up the nursery and organize all her baby stuff.

Speaking of the baby stuff, last weekend we had a FANTASTIC shower in Pensacola! The shower was at my mom's house, and the hostesses were my mom and two sisters, Nikki and Maria. We had a great turnout and I got to see so many of my loved ones that live in Pensacola. Shout out to my wonderful mother-in-law and sister-in-law Tammy for making the trip all the way from Deland to be there! As for the haul, I have three words: dirty, filthy loot. Hells to the yes. Everyone was so generous - thanks guys!

Here are some pics.

This is my sis Nikki and my wonderful mom. Note the huge crate o' booze. I was pretty much the only one not participating in that aspect of the shower. That's my family, folks. Yay for evening showers!

Me, Nikki, and Maria (who likes to call Elise "E. Maria")

This is her first Florida Gator outfit - it's 0-3 months sized, so she can pretty much wear it right away to support Dad's team. Look at what a good sport I'm being!

This is more like it! Thanks Auntie Mary!

Little tiny pants.

This is my cousin Anna, me, and my friend Mary (the aforementioned Auntie Mary) - we were all inseparable in high school and it was so great to see them and visit!

And now... survey saysssss....

How far along: 34 weeks, 4 days.

Total weight gain/loss: I still don't want to talk about it!

Maternity clothes: 100% when I leave the house. Fortunately they make cute mat clothes these days that don't make me look like a walking tent (I think). I still wear some of my old t-shirts when it's just Gavin and me hanging around the house, nesting, because it doesn't matter if my belly hangs out then. I figure it needs some air.

Stretch marks: So far so good, but keep in mind that there's a lot of my body that is completely hidden from me at this moment.

Sleeping: Not awesome. I just flip from side to side and have to pee a lot, so what can I really expect in this regard? I'm getting by just fine.

Best Moment of this week: The shower, visiting with my loved ones, and the fact that Gavin was able to be there (he was the photographer) to see me open all our presents and enjoy the party as well. He is going to be the best Dad ever!

Movement: Still going strong! She likes to stick her little dogs right up into my rib cage and rub her little head against my sciatic nerve, which is super fun for me.

Food Cravings: Nothing is really grabbing me right now, but that could change in a matter of moments. Still enjoying the fruit rollups. Hey - are those cheetos?

Labor Signs: None, but still having a few Braxton Hicks contractions here and there.

Belly Button in or out: Outer than space.

What I miss: Sleeping on my stomach and back.

What I am looking forward to: Another shower this weekend, and getting the nursery FINISHED!

So that's it folks - work continues to go well, and I am feverishly trying to get everything on my to-do list done so that I can leave my workload in peace once the baby gets here. I hope everything is going great for you, too - see you soon!