Friday, October 14, 2011

35 weeks

Today is exactly 1 month till our due date! I still can't believe how fast this pregnancy has gone by! This, however, has been a looong week. I mentioned in my last post that Blake & I have both had a sinus infection...and it's not getting any better. I hate to complain, but I have just been miserable! I could handle the headache, congestion & sore throat, but 3 days ago, the coughing started & it is awful! I can't seem to get rid of that annoying itch in the back of my throat from the sinus drainage. I bought some Robitussin DM yesterday since it's on the "pregnancy safe" list, but it hasn't helped. I have been drinking tons more water thinking that would help, but that just results in more trips to the bathroom.  I haven't slept for more than 4 hours the past 2 nights due to this crap. Also, to add to the misery, my pelvis is widening & my hips have been killing me. It seriously feels like I've been bedridden for months every time I get up....OK enough griping, bless your heart if you are still reading this :)

Best parts of the week: I got 2 packages yesterday, a personalized newborn gown I ordered  for Sawyer & also the chair I ordered for the nursery. Can't wait to share with y'all!!  My friends @ work did a 3d ultrasound on me today, but Sawyer is head down & face down so we didn't get any good pictures. We did get a glimpse of his profile for a couple minutes :) He was sucking his thumb & I think he has my nose ;) The doctor I work for has started a pool in the office & everyone is betting on when my little man will be here...the dates so far range from October 31st to November 20th!

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend! I'm on call... praying it's quite one & it's the Razorbacks bye week, so I will just be taking it easy around the house, hoping to catch up on some sleep & laundry! Exciting huh!?!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wednesday Randoms...

The past couple of weeks have been pretty crazy!

About a week & a half ago on a Thursday night, I had a real emotional/panicky/dramatic pregnancy moment that ended with Blake taking me to the labor & deliver unit @ Baptist. I came home from work that day and started doing some housework & cooking dinner like usual when I realized I had not felt the baby move since lunch that day. I didn't think too much about it, I figured that after I ate and sat still for awhile I would feel him. Well, 45 minutes after eating dinner & relaxing on the couch, I still hadn't felt any movement...cue the freak out. I was thinking the worst possible thoughts & crying so hard! It was like 9 o'clock at night but we drove up to the hospital and they got us right in & placed a fetal heart monitor on me. As soon as the nurse had the monitor strapped on we heard that sweet little heartbeat and felt so much better! We were there for about an hour & everything was fine. I have brought home a doppler from work so that I can listen to the heartbeat whenever I want to without having to make a trip to the hospital, I haven't had to use it thought because I don't think the little stinker has stopped moving since that night =) I love his little kicks & punches though!

The next night, on Friday, we got to spend even more time at Baptist...I feel like I live at that place sometimes...but anyways, Blake's dad had a scare & stayed overnight to make sure he hadn't had a heart attack. Thankfully everything was perfectly fine and he is feeling much better now! We love Sawyer's J-Pa!!

This past weekend was kinda busy. Saturday morning I had a hair appointment, then went to a friends baby shower, had lunch with my baby daddy, did some shopping, then came home, cleaned house & got ready to watch the Razorback game with some friends. Here are some pics from Saturday night...
Lindsey brought her pup Harley over to play, & Tess got lots of love from my friend Katie's husband Kent! 
 We had s'mores for dessert! Yummy!!
This little cutie kept us entertained =)

Sunday, Blake & I had breakfast @ Cracker has kind of become our routine, I just love their breakfast! After that, we went & picked up the dresser for Sawyer's nursery then came home and rested and watched a little tv. Around noon, I met my mom, sister & nana & we all went to the Hot Springs Arts & Craft fair. We didn't buy any crafts but we saw some cute stuff that we may try to create on our own :) The real reason we go there every year is for the food! My mom & I shared a chunk of homemade fudge while walking around looking at stuff, Nana had a funnel cake, I bought a bag of bbq pork rinds to bring home to Blake, & before we left all of us bought a large bag of this...
Kettle Corn! It is seriously the best stuff ever!! I may or may not have eaten half the bag on the way home from Hot Springs...

When I got home, Blake had started putting the dresser together. He ended up calling in some back-up to help get it done...
I'll show a picture of the finished product when I do Sawyer's Nursery post, which will hopefully be in the next couple of weeks! While J-Pa & Chris were here helping Blake, I had them help hang the curtain rod in the nursery so here is a tiny sneak peek...

In other random news...
  • I had a baby shower @ work earlier this week. We got some super cute stuff. I'll do a full post soon!
  • Blake & I have both been dealing with sinus/allergy issues this week...cough, sore throat, congestion, sinus headaches. We have both just been miserable. We busted out the humidifier in our room.
  • Loved the rain today even though it just made me want to come home & crawl in the bed!
  • I posted this on FB earlier, but the Google homepage was fantastic today! It was interactive balls of clay that turned into Gumby & Friends in honor of Art Clokey's 90th birthday. It pretty much made my day :)

Friday, October 7, 2011

Our First Baby Shower

Some very sweet friends of ours threw a baby shower for us last Sunday....

Gifts for the Hostesses

Yummy cupcakes


The hostesses Amber, Jamie & Heather w/ me (& giant belly!)

We got lots of cute clothes

And all of our baby gear

As you can see, we are still working with the puppies to prepare them for their baby brother.
So far the cabbage patch baby is still in one piece

Hope you all have a great weekend & WOO PIG SOOIE!!!