Monday, February 23, 2009

Took care of more preparations

First of all, I spent a lot of time in the craft/guest room this weekend trying to weed out, clean out and rearrange to make room for my baby girl and my wonderful mother/live in nanny. Plus T.C. will be visiting us the whole month of March (yeah for soldiers safe arrival back to US soil!) A big bag of trash went out this morning, a big box of recycling will go out Thursday and I have lots of things to sell/give away at the crop this weekend. Lot's more to get rid of!!

Saturday we went to our friends (and Ernie's boss - technically my boss too) house and his wife, Denise loaded us up with all kinds of great baby stuff. We just went through the basement and pulled out all kinds of good stuff. Denise's dad is a hunter and has a room in his home devoted to his trophies - all I can say is it is more amazing than I would have even thought.

After that we headed to a whole other planet known as Babies R Us. Oh my goodness - I had researched ahead of time, and I had a small list but still the place was crowded and noisy - and Ernie was less than enthusiastic about the whole experience. He liked to fire the scan gun. I was just so overwhelmed when we left there. My thought is - there are a few certain things that I want - but it seems to be from a few different stores. I love the things on ETSY with this being my favorite - Are they not beautiful?? And this hat - How adorable is that??

Monday, February 16, 2009

Sickenly Sweet!

Friday morning, I woke up at 6:30 and had to go to the bathroom - I am 24 ish weeks pregnant - nothing earth shattering about that. Then all hell broke loose - I had caught the dreaded stomache flu. I knew exactly what to expect as Ernie had had it on Wednesday. At 6:30 am, I thought to myself 6 more hours and this will all be over. Right on cue for the next 6 hours, on the hour I wretched my poor guts out. In between, I was even slightly productive, taking calls and emails from the blackberry in bed because sitting up was more than I could handle. I slept the afternoon away and by 6:30 was done being sick (I only scheduled myself 12 hours). That is the sickenly part.

Saturday, my wonderful valentine, surprised me with roses and a perfect card that said all the things I needed to hear. He also went to the grocery store and cooked up steak, mashed potatos, and corn for dinner. We even had ice cream for dessert. Sunday, I got the best present - he started doing some fixing up around the house. The trim got painted, the bathroom wall is being patched and the broken toilet even got repaired. All the roses and chocolates in the world don't hold a candle to someone doing the home repairs.

And thats the sweet part!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

How can you not love this face?

I thought before the baby comes, I should blog about our other baby - yes the dog! I never ever ever thought I would be the owner of a pit bull. But love of my man brought this dog into my life and I am forever changed because of it. I still remember on our first date - Ernie said my dog will love you - HOW TRUE. I still remember the first time I met him - I was so afraid to put my hand out to pet him. I was so nervous of stepping on his tail and having him bite me. And that is the best part about Diesel - he senses the fear and just parks himself at your feet until you like him. He did it with my mom too!
He has a bully side too and will try to get away with as much as possible. He takes up wayyy too much of his fair share of the bed. He has torn up the carpet in the basement, the blinds on the sliding glass door, he figured out how to open the door knob so now I have to lock it.
In preparing him for the new baby, we have taken to pulling his tail, or ears or poking at him when he is sleeping, taking his food away just making sure he does not display any aggressive behavior. Sometimes he does not even wake up. Most times he gives me a look like "oh please, it is going to take more than that to get a rise out of me."
What I love most, is that if you get mad or yell, he always bounces back. His love for us never waivers. He is as happy to see me if I leave the house for 2 minutes to get the mail or 9 hours to go to work, every time he is at the door - ready to love me. I wish more relationships were like that.
I know in a few months, our lives will change. I know everyone says the dog becomes just a dog but I hope I never forget what a great dog he is. How lucky I feel to be his mommy. How much I love his face.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Early stages of nesting

So here I am about 23 weeks along - it's a girl by the way - and I have started the nesting process. On Saturday, I spent the whole day in my craft room/spare bedroom trying to clean out and even played with my scrap stuff a little. I have a bag of trash, gave away a bag of stuff on Saturday and have another bag ready for VVA to pick up on the 19th and a bag of paper recycling. And in the midst of all this I found a medical receipt good for $10.00, a gift card to Nordstrom, the wireless adaptor for the computer (yeah for having a desktop and a laptop at our house) and a 2G card for my camera. Once the current bags get moved, I will start again.

Sunday in my love for a bargain, I went to Costco and aside from the sample lunch I was served, I left with nothing. I jotted down prices for comparison sakes but I find the grocery to be about the same if not cheaper when you get stuff on sale - which I always do. I then headed over to Safeway where they were practically giving it away.

Next weekend's goal is clothes - as in closets. Then the following two weekend's I have quite a honey do list prepared - including moving furniture and maybe if I am very very lucky painting.