Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tipping the Scales

It's official. I weigh more than my husband. I really just hate that. And as I continue to soar upwards, and he stays the same or worse, loses - it will be at least August - if not October - before the scales tip back in a favorable position for me. Not cool. Not cool at all.

That's all for now. :-) Just wanted to lament.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday Night Leftovers

It's time again for Friday Night Leftovers!

1 - Insomnia sucks. I remember having it intermittently with Grayson, but 2 nights this week I've been up from 2:30 to 5 a.m. Not fun! This has got to stop! Not sure if it's a hormonal thing, or a stress thing over getting everything ready for Sawyer. Whatever it is I hate it. (I'm actually writing this post at 4:45 a.m.....cause what else is there to do?!)

2 - Sawyer's furniture arrives this week! I'm so excited to be getting things done. This weekend the current furniture moves out and the room gets painted by the hubs. On Tuesday, furniture goes in and I plan on at least getting the bedding up and on the crib. I also can't wait for the dresser (which also arrives Tuesday) so that I can start organizing all of his little clothes. Yes, I still have 4 months to go and plenty of time, but I want to be done by 30 weeks or so. A/Just in case something happens and he comes super duper early (God forbid) and B/I already am exhausted doing little tasks around the house and know I need to get things done before that gets worse.

3 - Fat feet. Sigh. It's happening again. My feet are blowing up. I imagine within a month I will only fit in flip flops and crocs once again. Such a bummer. My feet grew a 1/2 size and went wider after Grayson. Really hoping that same pattern doesn't happen again so I can stay in most my shoes after baby.

4 - Letting go. In Sawyer room prep, I've been going through old stuff and either pitching it, relocating it or marking it for a garage sale. I did something hard today. I said farewell to all my really cute, really small bikinis. I've been holding on to them for years and haven't actually been IN them since 05 - prior to my 1st pregnancy and miscarriage. My body shape really changed after that first one, even though I only made it to 10 weeks. I think it's safe to say that I will never be that small again post babies. Sigh. And...if by some miracle, I am, it will just be more fun to buy new ones now won't it?

That's about all for now! I think....

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Headed to the Tour

Check out Grayson's golf skills. His little practice golf set at home is his favorite toy...and now his Pop has gotten him a real deal set. This was taken last week while we enjoyed some warm weather in Naples. They are a bit heavy for him, but he'll get there.

PGA tour here we come !

Monday, March 15, 2010

Inquiring Minds...Answered my Coming Attractions post, Katie asked how we manage to go out to the movies once a week. Do we hire a sitter? Do we have family nearby? Friend trade?

The answer is, YES.

David and I have always been big daters. It obviously started when we were...duh....still dating, but after marriage it didn't stop. B.G. (before Grayson), we would be out to dinner, or a movie, or both, 3 to 5 days a week. We just like to go and do. When Grayson was still in the belly, we discussed it and decided that getting out was a priority for us and that no matter what, we would find time at least once a week to get out.

First of all, we are very blessed to have both sets of in-laws living within 5 miles of us. David's parents have a crazy travel schedule and split their time between here and Florida, so they do sit for us from time to time when they are available. My mom on the other hand, watches Grayson for me 2 mornings a week while I work, plus can always be counted on for another time should we need it. Most often this is a Saturday or Sunday afternoon time slot. Grayson naps at her house, and we head out to a movie. She's also gloriously available for overnighters should we need or want one. I must admit this was more of a draw when G was younger and I needed to catch up on sleep. Now that he's older, sleeps so good and is SO much fun in the mornings, I don't take her up on this as much. Unless we are going to be out late and it just makes more sense.

We also hire a sitter once a week or so. We go to a great church and know lots of high school and college students who thankfully love our son. So we have a decent pool of sitters to pull from that we are very comfortable with. For a while....probably about a 6 month period or so, we had a set sitter every Friday night. I told her we would use her every Friday as long as she was up for it, and like clockwork each week she'd show up and we'd go out. Unfortunately we lost her to college this fall...but I'm sure I will find someone else to offer the weekly job to eventually.

Hiring a sitter can be pricey for a full evening out, but is well worth it. And, I do pay well, because I want the sitter to want to come back and do it again.

The weeks we can't find a sitter for some reason, we've done family date nights. I like to head to the old town area of our city and hit the library and grab a casual dinner out at a pizza place or burger/wings joint.

We've also "friend swapped", or I guess more "family swapped" too on a few occasions. My little sister has 3 boys (6, 3 1/2 and 9 months) and we've done the I'll watch yours if you'll watch mine next time thing. She says right now it's not fair to do since hers outnumber mine so far, but I love playing with them and don't mind one bit.

Now, at the moment, with me being preggers and all, the dating has changed a bit. I'm not always up for the full night out, so often it's just a movie or just dinner. But it's rare a week goes by that we don't get out alone in some capacity. And I know as soon as I have this baby, I'll be ready to kick it back up with authority. Even if at the beginning S is coming out with us and G stays home with a sitter.

And lastly...we date at home too. A lot. We are lucky cause Grayson goes to bed at 6:30 each night. This gives us a couple hours of alone time in the evenings to watch a movie, or tv series (we recently finished Six Feet Under via netflix). In the summertime we enjoy sitting on our deck and talking over some wine (well...not so much wine for me these days). Once Sawyer pops out my goal is to get him on an early sleep schedule like Grayson as soon as I can. If I recall, Grayson was going to bed that early by 2 months or so. Gee I wish I was better at writing stuff down. It could've been 3 months I guess.

So there you have it! We're daters. Always have been, always will be. We both know we both need it, so we make it happen. We realized that it keeps us happy and relaxed and makes us enjoy our time at home with G even more.

Looking ahead, I don't see bambino # 2 slowing us least for long. I realize 2 is going to be more challenging then 1...I really do. I just know that when we are determined, we can do it somehow.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Boys Will Be Boys

I will never quite understand why boys find bodily function noises so funny, but for now, his laugh sure is cute! Here is Grayson enjoying his daddy entertaining him with the ifart iphone app. Ew. Who creates such a thing? Oh wait...a man.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Friday Night Leftovers

A place for the random thoughts swimming around your head, that don't quite constitute a blog entry.

1 - Yea! I finally remembered to do this on the right day! Been meaning to for weeks but keep forgetting.

2 - I reached the halfway point this week and hit the 20 week mark on Wednesday. It feels good to know that I'm over the hump, so to speak.

3 - On Sunday we head out of town for a few days and down to sunny Naples, Florida. Really looking forward to getting away and hanging out with my husband's parents and doing a lot of nothing. If you're in that area and see a beached whale hanging out on the sand, that will be me.

4 - Yea! The Oscars are this weekend! As you know, I LOVE movies. There was a time that I'd see every nominated movie prior to the academy awards. Yea...that doesn't happen these days. But, I have seen about 60% of the nominated films, so here are my not totally educated pics. Not necessarily who I want to win, but who I think will win in the top 3 categories:

Best Picture: Avatar
Best Actor: Colin Firth, A Single Man
Best Actress: Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side

5 - Lastly, had a bit of a scare this week on Thursday. I had some pretty bad pressure and cramping that didn't sit well with me, followed by the teeniest bit of spot. I went in to get checked and all is well with Sawyer. Cervix closed, placenta where it should be, plenty of fluid and all that good stuff. We even got another quick peek at him in an ultrasound. It was a freaky couple of hours, but the doc assured me all is well. She said the pressure was probably just growing pains, which get worse with each pregnancy. She suggested I get a maternity belt to help. Oh joy, I get to become even sexier than I am now.

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Pregnancy Must Have Update!

This Sunday's paper (2/28) had a $4 off coupon for the Schick Intuition - my pregnancy must have #3. I believe it was a Smart Source coupon insert. Clip it and save! And if you clip coupons and don't plan on using that one, send it to me! :-)

Monday, March 1, 2010

Coming Attractions

I hit 20 weeks tomorrow. Halfway there! To say that time is crawling by is an understatement. Everyone said second pregnancies fly by. They lied. There are moments it feels as though time is standing still; that I've been pregnant forever already and that it is forever and ever until July 21st. So, to help myself pass the time, I've decided to set myself some other mile markers in the form of my favorite past time.

It's no secret I love movies. My water broke with Grayson at the movies, and he was out to see his first one at 2 weeks old. Now granted, since his birth I don't get to see all the movies I'd like, but for the most part we get in one a week still, which ain't bad. So, here is a list of movies I can't wait for, along with a countdown to Sawyer. I need shorter goals here than the one 20 weeks away. For some odd reason, I feel like this will help.

Alice In Wonderland

1 week (well, 4 days really) 'til movie release
20 weeks from Sawyer's due date
Why I Can't Wait: Disney film + Johnny Depp playing a trippy character - which is what he does best

Date Night
6 weeks 'til movie release
Just shy of 15 weeks from Sawyer's due date
Why I Can't Wait: Tina Fey and Steve Carrell are 2 of the funniest people on the planet. So glad they are finally teaming up.

Death at a Funeral
7 weeks 'til movie release
Just shy of 14 weeks from Sawyer's Due Date
Why I Can't Wait: I LOVED the British version and even own it. The casting in this one looks great and I can't wait to see what they do with the remake.

Sex & The City 2
13 weeks 'til movie release
Just shy of 8 weeks from Sawyer's Due Date
Why I Can't Wait: I LOVED this series. I own all the seasons, have watched every episode at least 5 times. And, it's good luck. My water broke with Grayson the day after seeing the 1st movie.

The A-Team

15 weeks 'til movie release
Just shy of 6 weeks til Sawyer's due date
Why I Can't Wait: Freeze frame the trailer at exactly 1:00. That's why I can't wait.

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
17 1/2 weeks til movie release (Wednesday opening)
3 weeks from Sawyer's due date (wooohooo! we're getting closer!)
Why I Can't Wait: To say I'm obsessed with these books and movies doesn't cut it. I've been to midnight book releases and movie openings, and I'm sure this one is no exception. I even have plans already to host a twilight themed pampered chef party on the midnight release night! trailer to show yet, but it comes out in the next week or so and I will post.

After Eclipse, I'm in the home stretch...the month of July. Here's to hoping I go 10 days early with Sawyer, like I did with Grayson!