Friday, November 18, 2011

Friday Confessional

I confess . . .
I am not looking forward to next week.
I do not want all those people here.
That means I have to clean up after them.

I confess . . . 
My grandmother is getting on my nerves. (Shocker)
She expects everyone (really myself, Tommy and my mom) to do everything for her.
While she does nothing!

I confess . . . 
It gets old really quickly.
I'd rather deal with screaming kids all day than her.

I confess . . .
I am undecided on whether or not I want to work after having Addison.
The good thing is more money. Who doesn't want more money?
The bad thing is I wont be able to breastfeed like I wanted or spend time as a stay-at-home-mom.

I confess . . .
I am really irritated that there is nothing in this house to eat. 
All because of a certain someone. (Hmm I wonder who)

I confess . . .
I don't think I did that great on my Spanish this week.
I had a lot on my mind.
Which rarely equals good work.

I confess . . .
I am not looking forward to today.
I have the house to myself. 
But that means I have only today to clean.

I confess . . .
I think that is one of my motivators to get a job.
I am tired of being the maid.
It sucks.

Hope your Friday looks better than mine. 
Happy Friday.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Autumn Swap: The Package

As you all know I participated in Mamarazzi's Autumn Swap. My awesome partner was VandyJ from The Testosterone Three and Me.

1. A cute Welcome sign
2. 3 decorative kitchen towels
3. An adorable Pumpkin Chalkboard
4. Sweet goodies - taffy, caramel, hard candies, and tea
5. 2 candles
6. Reusable Hydration Bottle 
7. Cute mugs, plate and a flower
8. 2 Pot holders (they match #2)
9. A sweet note telling my Happy Thanksgiving and to enjoy my new bundle coming soon! :)

I LOVE my package! She did an awesome job! I cannot wait to decorate for Thanksgiving using some of my gifts! Getting this package today really made me smile (especially the note)! 

Thank you so much Vandy!

Happy Thursday! 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Thirty Five Weeks Today :)

Today I am Thirty Five weeks! Here is what is going on this week courtesy of What To Expect

Week 35 of Pregnancy

A rapidly growing brain makes your baby's head weigh more and that means more pressure on Mommy's bladder.

Your Baby in Week 35 of Pregnancy

Your baby is standing tall (so to speak) this week at about 20 inches and continues her steady weight gain (she’s about 5.5 pounds). While she won't get much longer, she will continue to pack on the pounds — including large amounts of baby fat — right up 'til delivery day. Something else that's moving at a mind-boggling pace these day: fetal brain development! There’s a lot going on inside that tiny head, which is, by the way, still soft to allow an easier exit through the birth canal.

Your Body in Week 35 of Pregnancy

Now that your baby is head-down in preparation for delivery, chances are your bladder is feeling the squeeze, causing you to leak a little every time you sneeze (or cough or laugh) or making you feel like you have an urgent need to pee all the time. Whatever you do, don’t cut back on fluids! One way to improve your body's holding power instead: Do lots and lots of those pelvic-floor exercises called Kegels. They can help strengthen your pelvic muscles (important now and postpartum).

Week 35 Pregnancy Symptoms

Heartburn or indigestion: Is your heartburn getting worse this week? That’s because your growing baby is taking over your abdominal real estate and pushing your stomach up. Avoid eating while you’re reclining — or lying down after a big meal (no matter how tempted you are to get off your feet).

Occasional headaches: If your head is pounding it could be for a number of reasons, including being overheated or stuck in a stuffy room. Take a break and go out for some air or open the window. Also ask your practitioner which pain reliever is safe (in moderation) during pregnancy. Most doctors will okay acetaminophen, as long as you don’t overdo.

Varicose veins: Have the varicose veins in your legs begun to ache (or itch)? Though support hose probably isn’t the hot-mama look you were trying to cultivate, it can help by giving the veins in your legs a little extra upward push to counteract the downward push your belly is giving them.

Hemorrhoids: Varicose veins can pop up anywhere — and those that appear in your rectum are called hemorrhoids. To soothe them, wipe yourself with warm water and toilet paper. If toilet paper is too harsh, switch to wipes.

Bleeding gums: Your gums may still be bleeding or tender now. To boost gum strength, get plenty of vitamin C. Drink an extra glass of OJ, sprinkle berries on your oatmeal or cereal, and toss tomatoes in your salad.

Skin changes: If you’ve suddenly got an itchy, bumpy rash on your belly, you could have PUPPP, which stands for “pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy.” The rashes are benign and cause no risk to your baby or to you, but they’re annoying. To soothe the itch, try applying aloe-vera gel after a shower or bath.

Increasing clumsiness: Balancing your body gets harder this week as you waddle toward the finish line (just a few more weeks to go!). Continue to play it safe — if you need to reach for something on a high shelf, ask your partner instead of climbing on a chair to get it.

Forgetfulness: You’re probably getting more absentminded as you count down the weeks. Your brain-cell volume really is shrinking and your bouts of sleeplessness don’t help, either. Expect the fog to lift a few months after your baby is born.

Braxton Hicks contractions: You may be experiencing some contractions as your body gets ready for the real thing during labor. Haven’t felt one yet? First-time moms-to-be may not notice the flexing of their uterine muscles (which feels like your abdomen is tightening).

Had my doctor's appointment today! :) They did the Group B Strep Test (fun, NOT). She is definitely head down and even dropped, just a little. My cervix is not dilated but it it soft, which they said is good for as far along as I am. They also said that after next Wednesday (36 weeks) if I were to go into labor they wouldn't stop it. Which they probably wouldn't stop it now but . . . Now I will make my weekly appearances at the doctor's office until I deliver. :) It is getting so close! I just hope she waits until my finals are over with. :) 

Happy Wednesday! 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

My Happy List

I have a cousin that is getting married the upcoming July and she has hired me to coordinate her wedding! Happy!

I love weddings! They make me so Happy

While trying to find a venue (so we can reserve her date) I may have found myself a job in the wedding coordinating business! HAPPY

I have been looking for a job like that since I started planning my wedding! The best part is I don't have to pay $2000 to become a certified wedding planner! Happy!

There is a small down side to me getting this job, I wont be able to breastfeed exclusively like I wanted. :( However, me working will bring in more money to support (and spoil) her. So, that does make me Happy.

Tommy smiled when I told him, he really likes the idea. Happy!

I am supposed to get a call back today letting me know what they say! Happy

Keep your fingers crossed! 

Happy Tuesday! 

Monday, November 14, 2011

Long Week Ahead

Isn't it funny how you just get the feeling that this week is going to be long, boring and stressful? Tommy is only off two days this week and it makes for a really long, boring and stressful week. I don't really understand why but it does. I plan on getting my health work done early this week so I can study for my test that I have next week. My Spanish shouldn't be too bad (I already know all this, its just a refresher). I only have about 30 assignments to do by Sunday night so if I break down the work load to five a day, everything will be done a day early and can start on the next weeks assignments. 
The only problem with my plan is that it means this week is my grandmother's short week (she only works two days). She is constantly trying to get me to talk to her while I am trying to do school work, and gets mad when I don't. Sorry, but I am more focused on my school work than a conversation that can be had later when I am done. She bought a storage building a few weeks ago and they are supposed to deliver it today. Which is a good thing in a way because it means that we can finally get all the stuff out of the dining room and actually use it as a dining room. However, it has to be painted and set up by Thanksgiving. Apparently, it is my job to pick out the paint and decorate the room. My only issue with that is I have decorated this entire house and she has went behind my back and changed almost everything because she doesn't like it. I understand we have different tastes but don't ask me to do something then go and change it when I'm not around. That really p*sses me off. For example, Tommy and I have a really nice coffee pot that we had set up since we moved in and we have been using it since then. Well, the other day she decided that our coffee pot wasn't good enough anymore so she goes and buys her own. We do not need two coffee pots, what am I supposed to do with ours? We have a very tiny kitchen and no room for extra stuff. Grrrrrr. 
Thanksgiving is going to be h*ll on earth and I am NOT looking forward to it. My grandmother normally does Thanksgiving dinner (lunch really) and this year she doesn't want to do it because (like every other year) people have other places to be at basically the same time (because no one will change the time they do dinner). Now that I have made plans to be elsewhere later that night she has upped and changed her time to that one. (Its my grandpa's- her ex; GO FIGURE). On top of all that I still have no clue what time my dad's side of the family is doing anything or when any of Tommy's family is doing anything. I think I am going to fall ill come Thanksgiving day and be unable to make it out of my bed for anything, except to pee. 
Tommy and I have already talked about Christmas (because of all this nonsense) and have decided that if I have Addison before Christmas we aren't going anywhere, especially on Christmas day. She will be too little to remember it and she can get sick to easily (plus its a load of stress off mommy and daddy!) :) Is that bad? 
I am not even really looking forward to my doctor's appointment this week because I have to do the Group B Strep Test. :( I'm ok with Tommy seeing me- he thinks my stretch marks are cute (and its only because we agreed to call them love lines- it makes me smile instead of cringe)- but I cannot stand to be seen by anyone else. I know its perfectly normal, but my sisters did me in on them really early, before I was able to become comfortable with them. Both of them are rude and don't care if what they say hurts your feelings, they are going to say it anyway. Anyway they have both basically said I'm ugly because of them and it really hurt. What makes it really bad is even though I am almost nine months pregnant they are still saying things about them! It took Tommy a while but I am now ok with walking around the house with my shirt pulled over my stomach or just a bra on (it makes it easier to scratch!). I cannot stand for someone else to try and look at my stomach, especially for someone to touch it. That drives me crazy. I do not want anyone (even family) to touch my stomach, unless its Tommy. He can rub it and kiss it and lay his head on it and talk to her, but if anyone else tries to poke it I want to scream. The worst culprit? The very same sister who said something to begin with. Messed up, huh?

Happy Monday!