Saturday, November 26, 2011

27 Weeks, 4 Days: The holidays are going to go by quick!

With Thanksgiving comes the time warp that is going to be the countdown to Lil' chicken!!  Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Christmas, New Years, Valentines Day, Lil' chicken!  (Hopefully in that order).

I worked on Thanksgiving--it was all good though.  Got fed really well LOL.  I have been blessed with having Friday and Saturday (today and yesterday) off so I'm really NOT going to want to go back to work tomorrow morning haha.

Went shopping yesterday!  Got all sorts of stuff.  Let me take pictures and I'll post them for you :)

Diaper Bag: $28
Diapers and wipes:  Big box $43 (had coupon)
+ got free wipes
40 Pack $8 (coupon) + $0.97 wipes!
Blue and White shirt: BOGO, $5.50
Striped Shirts: $6, $7.50
Pants! $6 each
This is Lil' Chicken's closet so far
To the left is 0-3 months, and the sizes get bigger up to 6-9 months on the right.
I also got 3 shirts for me, Seasons 3 & 4 of Dexter, the game Cootie, consignment clothes for Lil' Chicken (in closet), and got our XBox repaired.  I also also got 2 new litter boxes, 2 new scoops, and a cardboard cat scratcher.  We've had the same litter boxes for like, 3 or 4 years--I think it's time to give the cats fresh ones.

I think my dad and stepmom are coming over today--I feel like I should clean up the house.  A lot.  He's allergic to cats, for one....and two the house is just a mess.  I haven't quite convinced myself to get up yet to do anything though.

Weighing in at 129 today!  Yay!  I've maintained my weight for about 6 weeks now.  Pretty crazy.  And good.

Belly Pic!  Just got home from Zumba®

I have my glucose test coming up this week.  I really hope I pass.  I do NOT want GD.

Anyways, I think I'm going to think about making something to eat and then clean up.  Sigh!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

25 Weeks, 5 days: So much to do!

I so desperately need to make a list of things to get done before Lil' Chicken arrives, but I'm afraid that if I make a list, I'll just be really overwhelmed and not want to do any of it.  I get overwhelmed just thinking about all of the things that need to be done.

Ok.  Fine.  I'll make a list.

  1. Finish floor project--ripping up all of the carpet and putting down vinyl wood panels
  2. Go through everything and get rid of unnecessary things! 
    1. chemicals
    2. books
    3. clothes
    4. toiletries (you know, the 800 bottles of lotion that never get used...)
    5. etc..
  3. Clean sliding glass door and all the crap that's in the door track
  4. Fix front door and put in a peep hole
  5. De-mildew the front porch
  6. Run washing machine cleaner through the washing machine
  7. Clean the garbage disposal
  8. Clean and bleach the garbage can
  9. Finish re-upholstering the glider rocking chair!!!!!!!!
  10. Finish Lil' Chickens crochet blanket
  11. Replace the A/C filter
  12. Replace the water filter
  13. Re-organize and clean ENTIRE KITCHEN.  Maybe insist on new cabinets.  I hate the kitchen.  I don't even want to think about it right now.
  14. Clean the bath tubs.  They are red and gross.
  15. Clean the bathrooms and toilets in general
  16. Dust the whole stupid house.
  17. Get rid of all of the cat hair.  This is an endless project.
  18. Do something about the garage.
  19. Did I mention the cat hair??
  20. Clean the fake plants
  21. Clean the dust off the top of the cabinets.  This goes along with #13
  22. Clear the stupid coffee table and do something about the tv tray in Empire.
  23. Clear my bed side table
  24. Figure out what needs a "home" and get totes/bookshelves/or whatever to put it in.
  25. Re-do our closet.  It's not effective.
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ugh.  I shouldn't have made a list.

Monday, November 7, 2011

24 Weeks, 6 Days: Looking at HypnoBirthing

Ok, so I'm still 128 pounds--ACTUALLY, I'm 127 pounds....which means that I haven't gained any weight since 10/12/11!!! Almost a month!  Ha!  I may stay at 140 pounds yet! Would love to come in just under 140 pounds...but we'll see.  I think I'll be happy with 140.  That would be gaining 28 pounds, which isn't too bad.  25 would be better, but I'll take what I can get.  I have really been trying to not over eat and snack, which I haven't been super successful at, however I have cut out my extra meal I was eating every day.  Every day after work, at around 4:00pm, I was starving and getting some sort of something to eat--Panera, Jason's Deli, McDonalds, BK, etc.  So I've cut that out.  I think it's helping.  Now I'm saving money and calories!  Yay.  I wonder what I'll be at my DR appointment next Monday...?

Ok so on to my post subject.

I would love to take a HypnoBirthing class!  Apparently there's an instructor in Vero and in Orlando, so I at least have a decent chance at getting to go to one!  I have no idea how expensive this is...someone on WTE said around $500.  Ouch!  I'm thinking about having my grandmother ask people for a cash gift for my baby shower so I can go to this class.  I'll just tell her we have a ton of stuff, so what we could really really use is to go to this birthing class.  I think she'll agree with the hypnobirthing thing.  I couldn't find any class information on the website, but I emailed the lady to see if I can get info.  Hopefully there is something coming up!

My Halloween quilt is coming along nicely.  I've already decided that my next project is going to be a quilted advent calendar!

By Pink Chalk Studio

So I'm trying to make my own pattern based off of this image.  I figure it will be great for Lil' Chicken to be able to count down to Christmas with this every year!  My family had one when I was growing up, and it was so fun fighting with my siblings to see who would get to put an ornament on the tree every night.  It's super cute, and fun--and I think it will make a nice family tradition.

I can't wait until Lil' Chicken is here.

He woke me up with his wiggling this morning :)  I love watching my belly move when he starts flopping around.  Only 15 more weeks.  That is so insane to me.  He will be here before we know it.  Wow.  I need to get baby shower info to my peoples.  Maybe I'll work on that today.  I really really want to go to Joanne's to get some Xmas fabric, but I don't really have any money.  I don't need a lot, I'm trying to decide what to do about the pockets--all different patterns, or 5 different fabrics, and 5 pockets of each?  Should I put numbers on the pockets?  Like, 1, 2, 3...all the way to 25?  I think I'd like that, however I can't figure a color--I don't want it to be too much going on.

Ok, so I just filmed my belly moving!  I'm uploading it now....

Ok so it's all stretched out and weird, but the kicks are at :16, :31, :44, and 1:14.  Those are the bigger ones any ways, there are other ones but I can hardly see them at all in the video.  Yay Lil' Chicken!