Saturday, March 27, 2010

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I'm not very creative today, but realized I haven't blogged in over a week and just wanted to let everyone know I haven't forgotten how to do this. (I'm sure EVERYONE was on the edge of their seats, anxiously awaiting my update, right?)

The week was a blur. I went back to work last Friday after a glorious week off and settled back into the routine of work, sleep (kinda), repeat. Ryan has been hard at work every night after Lila's in bed working on her dresser, and honestly, I'm so proud! I have some great pictures that I'll post once we have the finished product! He's actually just going to start putting the finish coat on, I'm SO EXCITED!

I hit the 35 week mark yesterday and am realizing how fast this pregnancy is going! The baby is VERY active, which I'm telling myself means we have a healthy, happy baby in there! That makes me happy, especially cause this morning I woke up contracting a ton with a lot of pressure in my pelvis and back. It's let up some this afternoon, so I'm not too worried. Just was a long week and I'm feeling the effects.

I'm going to go take a few more pics of the dresser project while Lila is napping, then have some clothes to fold, then I might crash on the couch for a bit. We've got big plans to clean carpets tomorrow... Oh, the excitement!!! Have a happy Saturday!
Here's a few random pics from the past 2 weeks!

~At the zoo last week
~Rio being ever-so patient with Lila! Open Wide!

~The "ocean" in our backyard. Normally it's just 2 small ponds!
~Lila and Mommy snuggling on the couch!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Just stuff

So nothing too terribly exciting going on, but I've had a glorious 6 days off and today's weather is just icing on the cake!!! This is going to be short, I need to get out and enjoy it some more!
I had a Dr. appointment today and as expected all is well. Baby was moving a ton and heart rate was in the 130's. My blood pressure was good, I'm measuring right on, my weight will remain a secret... and all other matters checked out just fine. I'm not sleeping terribly great, this little one sits different than Lila did and makes me quite uncomfortable, but all things considered, I'm happy to have a "uncomplicated" pregnancy.

I mentioned last time that I got to take a few pics of Miss Lila. I wanted some around 18 months and even though that's 2 1/2 weeks away, this is my week off, therefore I had time to do it! Also, I wanted to make sure I got them done before #2 shows up and I'm almost 34 weeks, so you never know. (Hey, a little wishful thinking never hurt anyone!) I had planned to wait to post them, but they turned out pretty darn cute if I do say so myself, and I just couldn't resist sharing. Enjoy!

Monday, March 15, 2010

What I loved about the weekend

1. Being with my family!!! (by far the best!)

2. Getting some household projects tackled without feeling overwhelmed

3. The warm weather =
~~buds on our maple tree
~~taking a walk with the family
~~getting the Christmas lights down (hey, don't judge)
~~having the windows open

4. Having corn-beef for dinner last night

5. Taking photos of my little girl

6. Did I mention the great weather??

Seriously, had a great weekend which I'm confident will lead into a great week!

I know I already previously posted a video of Lila walking in my shoes, but she's actually gotten quite good at it! Pretty cute!

Please don't mind how exhausted and awful I look in the video, but Lila's so cute and snuggly (and sloppy), I couldn't resist sharing.

Have a great week!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Happy Friday

I am blessed.

I had a morning today where God showed me how truly blessed I am. The atmosphere at work when I left was quite solemn and I knew someone today would experience terrible heartbreak. I met Ryan at our usual spot (the Hilton parking lot on France), where we exchange Lila, and regardless of the down mood and dreary weather, her sweet smile when she saw me was brighter than any sunshine and immediately lifted my spirits!

I have this amazing, sweet, healthy, little girl that gives me reason to smile Every day, and am carrying an active, healthy baby that I can't wait to meet!! How lucky am I?

Seriously, there are just days when you know He is there to give you a little lift! Today was one of those days.

Have a blessed weekend!

(Silly girl, eating her favorite snack~pretzels~and sharing a few with her BFF's)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Welcome Baby Elsa!

Congratulations to my cousin Betsy and husband Parker on the birth of their second baby girl! Elsa Claire was born yesterday, just before 11pm and weighed 8lbs 14oz! We are so happy for you all and can't wait to see some pictures of the precious new arrival!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

One hell of a week

Oh my.... it has just been one of those weeks that you are glad to have behind you.

Quick recap:

Monday- I haven't slept from my Sunday night shift, I'm coughing my lungs up, and I have the munchkin with me for the day. Normally, I'm counting the hours till 4:30 when Ryan gets home, but not today. He flies out for Texas that morning for business. So it's just me, half-pint, and the hounds ALL DAY. (8pm can't come fast enough!)

Tuesday - Again, have Lila for the day (she graced me with a 2 hour nap!), I'm still coughing, we expect Ryan home that night around 8ish. Ryan's flight is delayed, this causes him to miss his connection, he gets stuck in Memphis overnight. I drop Lila off with my in-laws, so I can head into work.

Wednesday - I have a meeting for work that turned out better than I had hoped for, but was still emotionally draining after working a 12 hour shift. I meet Ryan after my meeting; he got into Mpls around 8:30am, and get Lila from him, take her to daycare on my way home and try to snag a few hours of sleep. I'm still feeling horrible, Ryan comes home not feeling well either.

Thursday - I leave work an hour early to run through ER and have this terrible cough checked out. I have bronchitis. Head home. Find Ryan on the couch looking green and sweaty, yep, that would be from him praying to the porcelain God all night. Awesome, Ryan has the flu. (He did manage to drop Lila at daycare that morning). I medicate both of us, we head to separate rooms and go to sleep. Again, I tough it out and head in to work that night (...still coughing).

Friday - Ryan feels better (thank goodness) and makes it into work. This however means, that again, I have Lila all day, on no sleep. Sigh. I have to say, the little girl was wonderful to me and even took a 2 1/2 hour nap, so I did too!!! This was the highlight of my day! Ok, maybe second place, because I am happy to say both Ryan and I were in bed and sleeping by 9pm! Yes, I'm thrilled that I had a 9pm bedtime on a Friday night! Ryan now has a cold to match mine and we feel pretty crappy, we are quite the pair.

Saturday - Finally feeling a little better and have a minimally productive day. ~Lila found a fun new place to play!~ Our sweet neighbor offered to watch Lila overnight, so we could attend our friend Cory's 30th B-day party. While it was great to see everyone, and fun to people watch, it was plainly obvious that we were the "parents" in the group (never mind the fact that I'm still coughing and 8 months pregnant) I just didn't quite fit in to the "Wild Bill's bar" crowd! Ha! Happy Birthday Cory, we wouldn't have missed it!

Sunday - Lila is still at the neighbors, I'm going to drink my coffee, go through the paper, then we will tackle the day! I'm looking ahead to this week and am optimistic that it will be substantially better than last! Happy Sunday and have a great week!!!

I've added a few belly pics too. This was last week (31 weeks).