Friday, January 23, 2009

Good News!

The ultrasound revealed that the baby is head-down! This is great news for me because I was not looking forward to the recovery time involved with a C-section. I know that the alternative isn't a walk in the park either, but I was a little unnerved by the thought of being cut open while awake. I have issues with needles anyway and this seemed like too much! Let's not even talk about the epidural- I prefer to remain in denial for the time being. If I think about it too much I will just get all worked up and freak out. We are talking about a girl who just had her first non-hysterically crying shot at 28 years old. I am a baby- I know it. It is all psychological- and I am getting better.

On a lighter note. It is finally the weekend and I am so relieved. I have a hair appointment on Monday and I can't wait to get rid of these TERRIBLE roots. Once I get my hair in order, I can really feel OK with having the baby at any time--which of course with my luck means having to be induced on the 21st because I will be 10 days over-due. Positive thoughts!

I am hoping to get a few more things for the baby this weekend like the diaper pail, the bouncy seat and maybe even the swing. I ordered the monitor today- anyone have a baby monitor that they love-- or even one that they hate? We just did the best we could research-wise and hoped that we picked a good one. Any perspective on this is welcome.

Have a great weekend everybody!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Baby Drama

I went to the Doctor this morning and it looks like I am dilated 1cm- which means nothing really, but the doctor couldn’t feel the head. Last week, the other doctor said she did feel it, so either he flipped or she just didn’t feel him for some other reason.

I am going back today at 3:30 for an ultrasound to see if he really is breach. If he is, they will have to schedule a procedure to try to flip him. If that works- great, but if it doesn’t, there is a 50/50 chance it could send me into labor which means I would have to have an emergency C section at that time. If it doesn’t work and I don’t go into labor, then they would have to schedule a c- section.

I really don’t want a c-section, so I am hoping this lady was just wrong and that his head really is down, because it really feels like it is. Wish me luck.

Crabby Thursday should be Thankful Thursday

I was feeling very cranky this morning and uncomfortable- in fact I still am, but I happened upon a post about being thankful for things and remembered that a few months ago when we moved into our new house I thought to myself- even when something in my day to day life doesn't go the way I planned or some little thing goes wrong- I have no business being unhappy because I have everything I ever wanted. I have a loving husband, a beautiful home, a baby on the way and my little crazy puppy that loves me. So in an effort to shake this cranky feeling I thought I would focus on the good stuff and make a list.
Today I am especially thankful for
1. My husband-
Even though he hasn't been helping me as much as I would like- he loves me- and he loves me like crazy and tells me all the time- some people don't have that and I forget how lucky I am sometimes.
I can't wait to meet him and see the little man who has been causing me all of this trouble.
3. My Family-
To put it mildly- They love me too- in fact, there isn't much they wouldn't do for me. Some people can't talk openly with their parents and can't be honest. Some parents act like they can't be bothered when their kids need help- Mine are amazing- and I am really lucky to have them.
4. My In-laws-
When I hear stories of wicked MILs and SILs I remember how lucky I am to have the kind of In-laws that I have. They love spending time with us and are always taking us to dinner or inviting us over for this and that. They are so excited for the baby, and are even taking a class this weekend to learn about caring for a baby and infant safety since so much has changed since they raised Big Guy and his sister. I am lucky to have them.
My House!
I love my House!
6. My car!
I love my car too- it is so cute and it is one of my favorite personal possessions. Big Guy bought it for me and I LOVE that he picked it out and thinks it is so cute- he says it suits me and always tells me how cute I look in it- which makes me happy.
7. Preppy Puppy
He SUCKS at going potty in the right place, but he is the only dog I know who loves everyone, is good with kids, doesn't shed, can fit in your tote bag, doesn't bark and Loves me no matter what I do, or look like.
8. My Life is good!
I have a job, I have really fun friends (even though many are far away). I have great memories of travel and exciting experiences. I have a great life and I have my health.
9. My tush didn't get fat during pregnancy-
I was really scared that my butt would get bigger. I already have a butt and I didn't need any more- and I was sure that all the weight would go straight to my rear, but it hasn't! I think it may have gotten smaller! I hope it stays that way! I hope it gets even smaller when I start walking again after I have the baby.
10. YOU!
I usually try not to be too corny or sappy, but I really love reading everyone's blogs and feeling like I have this group of friends that I can bounce ideas off of and ask for advice and share in their day to day triumphs and challenges. I really am thankful for all of you.
OK there you have it- There are a million more things that make me a lucky lady, but these are the 10 that popped into my head. I feel a little less scrooged- which was the whole point, but I still feel like I have a baby in my "area."
I hope everyone has a good day and does a mental 10 things I am thankful for list- it might make you feel better if you are feeling cranky like me!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


I received blog awards from Stylish Suburban and The Grove Gals at Pineapple Grove Gifts. Thanks so much! I know that there are a lot of rules and that I am supposed to nominate 10 blogs that you should check out, but I feel like all the blogs I read are fabulous- or else I wouldn't read them every day! I would encourage you to check out all of the blogs on my blog roll and also the blogs that follow mine--I love those blogs too- I just haven't had a chance to update my list in a while. I think it is so great that everyone has built this great little community and that everyone is so supportive of each other! Thanks to all that read my blog- both commenters and lurkers alike!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

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Have you ever forgotten a sauce or turned on a burner and walked away only to come back to a burned-on mess? I did this yesterday to my gorgeous and somewhat new saute pan and thought all was lost. I attempted to us a de-glaze method, but that still left some brown makings and residue. I was so bummed because I really thought my pan would never be the same. I was about to start the waterworks when I remembered that I had used vinegar in the past to remove smudges and white residue from my pans and decided that it was worth a try. After about a minute of scrubbing with white vinegar, the pan looked shiny and new--with no brown spots to speak of. I was so happy. This may be something that everyone already knows, and I am the last one to figure it out, but I thought I would share anyway. I really love vinegar- even though my husband things it stinks. I have used it to clean floor sticky spots, rinse chlorine/shampoo residue from my hair and even to conquer a wicked case of stinky feet one time when mere soap couldn't cut it. Anyone else know some handy unexpected uses for vinegar, or any other cool tips like this?