Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Father's Day 2010

Handsome Boy

Me and my 2 boys....and my double chin

Daddy & Grayson on the course

Strike a pose!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Things I'm Appreciating These Days

I'm a lists kind of girl. I love making them, and then checking things off of them. This list is a sad one though. It's the list of the things I'm trying to appreciate now, because soon they will slip through my fingers as S arrives. Not that I'm sad about our new addition, I'm so excited. But I do feel a sense of loss for the alone time that me and G have. And I realize many of these things I can still do....they will just be different, because it won't just be me and him. I guess I'm getting a bit emotional here towards the end of this pregnancy.

So here's the list of things I'm appreciating these days. Things that will soon be crossed off, in a bittersweet way.
  • Morning bonding with G over breakfast - our special time each day just the two of us
  • Playing with G in the pool on our deck and dedicating my sole attention to him
  • Me and G popping in and out of Starbucks with ease - how will i hold G's hand, carry a baby carrier and my drink order back to the car? hmmmmmm
  • Putting G to bed and spending unlimited time rocking him and whispering to each other before "night night"
There are a billion other moments throughout the day I feel myself trying to capture and remember, but I won't bore you with the whole list.

All I know is all the people I talk to with multiple kids, tell me they don't even remember what it was like to just have 1. I don't want that to be me. I want to have sweet memories of my time with just G and never forget how special it was.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

Photos Galore

I hate to admit I've been pretty bad at printing photos of Grayson and getting them in albums. I did really well up to about a year. The first year of his life is nice and organized in a series of 4 matching photo albums.

Now, the 2nd year, is a different story. We have them all in the computer, but have been slacking in the area of ordering prints and putting them in albums. In an effort to have everything totally up to date by the time Sawyer arrives, I've just placed in order with apple for over 700 photos.

Oy vey!

They will arrive in the next week and my goal is to have them all organized and albumed up (is that a word? albumed?), before S gets here. I need a fresh start and don't want to be behind when #2 arrives.

Plus, this weekend we bit the bullet and joined the digital slr club. Our camera was seriously lacking and old and took pretty crappy pics. It was time. New camera = desire to take lots of new pics = must get caught up now with the backlog so that I can stay current with new photos.

I have a few other projects to finish up before we meet Sawyer, but I'd say this is the biggest one to date. I'm tired just thinking about it!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

It Will Be Nice....

....when I can sneeze again withOUT wetting my pants.

Pregnancy is so attractive.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Sleeeeep Update

So I'm writing this post at 4 a.m....and I've been up since about 2. So all is not well on the sleep front. But, there is 1 shining light of hope for me still. It is called am.bien. At my check up last week I was telling my OB of my sleep woes. She told me am.bien is safe for pregnancy and she wants me to be sleeping. She suggested taking 5mg at first, then upping to 10 if that doesn't work. She also said to not take it every night if I can help it.

So in the last week, I've done an every 3rd night rotation. Every 3rd night I pop a pill and have glorious sleep. The other 2 nights....well, they are hit or miss. Some are ok, with at least enough sleep to stay sane. Others are like tonight. Here's what it looks like thus far.

  • 9 p.m. - Head upstairs to start process of getting in bed/going to sleep
  • 9:30 - husband falls asleep, so I turn off the tv (he gets up at 4:30 so he's often first to pass out - and he requires tv to sleep to....so I'm nice and oblige)
  • 10:00 - I doze off for first time
  • 12 a.m. - up for first pee
  • 12:30 - wake up again, try to get comfortable, go back to sleep
  • 1 a.m. - up for 2nd pee
  • 1:30 - wake up again - try to get comfortable, go back to sleep
  • 2 a.m. - up for 3rd pee - so annoying!
  • 2:45 a.m. - been wide awake since 2, so get out of bed, head downstairs. I make hubs coffee for a.m. and pack his lunch (since i forgot last night), snack on a pop tart and a small glass of milk. Facebook chat with my sister who happens to be up with her son. Read some emails and blogs, watch Enews.
  • 4 a.m. - Write a blog post about my sleep woes
  • 4:30 a.m. - My plan is to head back up to bed once David's alarm goes off. Once he's out of bed I can toss and turn and sprawl and hopefully get comfortable enough to get a couple more hours in before G wakes up.

Phew! This kinda helped. Just writing all that drama out is making me sleepy!

I seriously am excited about a newborn and the middle of the night feedings. Cause if I'm going to be up anyway, I just assume have something to do!

Question though, if you were me would you take the am.bien every other day? instead of every 3rd? Or tough it out? I just don't know what to do! I know the doc said it's safe, I just really, really hate to take something if I don't need to.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Monday, June 7, 2010

Getting Real

It's all getting very real. My widget tells me there are only 44 days to go. My braxton hicks tell me my body is getting ready. My huge rear end tells me my clothes aren't fitting anymore. :-) My husband tells me I complain too much.

And I just registered for the hospital stay.

It's getting all too real.

But I am ready.