Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
This is my 34 weeks picture. I think my belly looks a little awkward in this picture, but trust me, it is definitely growing!! I had gone to PF Chang's with Lauren and Leslie Ann - what a great time! As I mentioned in a previous post, my blood pressure was slightly elevated this week, so I am doing my best to prop my feet up. It is also quite the challenge balancing working from home and getting other things done (i.e. the nursery) while trying to relax as much as possible.
A couple weekends ago, we went to Babies R Us and bought our carseat because I wanted to have that in my car just in case! I know that is the one thing you have to have in order to take your baby home from the hospital, so it is very important! Brad read through the instruction booklet and learned all about it. Because he was on the floor, Sadie was able to help him out too :) Once we took all the tags off and learned about it, we then put it in my car. Here are some pictures of the process....
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
On a different note, I am now 34 weeks. Holy moly. I had a doctor's appointment this morning and asked at what point they would let me continue if I were to go into labor - she said now. WHOA! The only concern at this appointment was my blood pressure was a little high - it was 122/84. She suggested that I try my best to relax as much as possible and stay off my feet to see if that helps. I now start weekly appointments - always on Mondays. Next week she will start to check and see if I am dilated at all - can you believe I am already this close to being finished?! Wow. Just a few more weeks.
Friday, March 20, 2009
I definitely look different now - my hair isn't curly anymore (which most people are happy about - including me) and I am much skinnier - though I have to say, I think I have a pretty good reason for that right now. My first day of work was October 2, 2006 - seems just like yesterday. I have learned so much and really enjoyed working with these great ladies on a daily basis. I keep telling them they are going to keep seeing me, so not to worry :) Next week, I will start a new, part-time position: "Sibling Project Coordinator". I will coordinate activities surrounding TABS, or Tennessee Adult Brothers and Sisters, as well as help out with SibSaturdays still. I will ultimately be working 8 hours a week from my house, with the occasional trip onto campus for meetings and such. I am such a lucky, lucky girl. While I will most definitely miss all the great people I worked with on a daily basis, I am looking forward to having more time on my hands to prepare for Katie's arrival, sleep, and prepare for the upcoming TABS Conference.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Here is me with my gifts after I opened them - baby gear is just so little and cute! Thanks to everyone for everything you did.
People have also been asking about the nursery and for pictures of it. It is hard to get a good idea about what it will look like, especially since we don't have anything hanging on the walls yet. I did go on and take one last night - it is obvious that I have some organization to do in that room from the showers I have had so far, but I wanted to capture the feel of the room right now - full of baby items!! The picture is taken from the doorway towards that back corner of the room. We still have to hang up the letters over the crib and the quilt over the dresser, as well as the valance on the window. Hopefully we will get that done this weekend and I will get a true feel for the room! I will definitely take some more pictures as it comes together more completely. Here it is for now though....
Monday, March 9, 2009
I took today off work as a sick day since I had an appointment, and it was such a great day. It was sunny and 75 degrees - wonderful weather! I hung out at my mom's for a bit and then we went and had a picnic at the park and walked on the walking path. I finally got some sun since it was so nice today! Yay! My mom informed me that it looked like my belly is sitting lower...eek! I hope Katie realizes she needs to keep baking in there! From there, I went to do my Walgreens shopping and then had a prenatal massage. After that, I went to Publix to do this week's shopping there. (see below for the grand totals and pictures)
I also wanted to say a HUGE thank you to Kara, Cat, Ashley, and Katherine - my baby shower this past weekend was perfect. Wonderful food, beautiful setting, fun games, and great company. We are so blessed to have so many people that care about us and Baby Katie - we really stocked up! Once I get some of the pictures from Kara I will do a post about that shower.
Here are a few pictures - the first of me and Brad Saturday night. We don't have a whole lot of pictures of the two of us while I have been pregnant. I definitely look the part here!!
This is a picture of me from this evening (sorry I look rough - I had been outside & had a massage!)...so, here I am at 32 weeks!
And here is a picture of my great accomplishment at Walgreens. They have a great Huggies deal this week - and I had THREE $5 off one pack coupons - YAY! They actually had to do two separate transactions so that I could use all of my coupons and register rewards and save like I had planned! Here are my grand totals from Walgreens:
Friday, March 6, 2009
My brain kept working overtime, so I just went on and got out of bed at 5:15 - I arrived to work at 6:30. This means that I will be making an early departure this afternoon - weekend here I come!!!!
Sidenote: I talked to Brad when he was on his way into the office this morning and he informed me that night before last, just after I had fallen asleep, Sadie was snoozing as well and was snoring like a chainsaw. That crazy, crazy dog....she has no idea that her wonderful life is about to be turned upside down....
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
I did do Publix this week as well and spent something like $17 and saved roughly $14 - not too bad!
I was looking at what is on sale at Kroger this week, and I don't believe I will be going there this week. The only thing that really jumped out at me was Toaster Strudels, and I am not sure it is worth it to go just for a box of those (even though I think I could get the box for something like $0.28). Hopefully the deals will be better there next week!!