Saturday, March 20, 2010

Time passes by

Time passes by.  Sometimes slowly, and other times too quickly.  The past few weeks have been pretty busy, between appointments, work (both Eric and I), cleaning and rearranging bedrooms, along with some shopping in Augusta today and a family trip yesterday.

Our room is pretty much complete in the way of organizing and rearranging.  Now we have to decorate it.  We have been slowly buying some things for it.  We have been given some wall decor in the celestial theme, which is what we want to do, so all we have had to do is on on to it!  It's been a bit of a struggle in a way though, because things either don't match exactly, or we have trouble finding items that go with the theme.  We did find a few things in the past few days though.  We bought a couple of metal stars and a metal sun that we are going to paint, and a small mirror that is in the shape of a sun with a moon on one side.  Also, we bought some big wood letters for both Bretton and baby, in their initials.  We got these cool 3-D glitter stars and suns to add onto the letters.  We still need to buy paint for it all though.  Bretton wants to do his in either Orange and hot pink, or in black and blue.  We are doing the baby's things in blues and yellows (for the most part anyway).  Finding moons has been the hardest part though.  Hopefully what we have gotten from a friend will have enough to counter-act everything.  - Oh, and we also bought some cool fabric for another sling.  I'm excited to get working on painting things and putting stuff up. 

Yesterday, Eric and I took Bretton and his friend Michael to Joker's.  It was a lot of fun, but tiring!  The boys played laser tag, went on the rock climbing wall and bounce house, played in the amazing playhouse and enjoyed the arcade games.  Eric and I played a number of arcade games as well.  The boys left with a number of goodies from their tickets they earned to cash in for prizes and Eric used his tickets to buy a huge stuffed banana that he names banana-nana.  After our day there, we stopped at Big Lots in Auburn on the way home, took Michael home and then enjoyed a few hours at home before taking Bretton to Michael's for the night.  We stayed at Michael's for awhile and played a neat train game of some sort with Michael's mom, Nancy, and another couple that was there.  It was an enjoyable evening, but a late one that brought me home exhausted!

We have some buys weeks ahead, and I am hoping that they fly by.  The pregnancy seems to be going so slowly which is driving me insane!  I just want it to be over with and have our baby at home with us, in our arms!

Oh, and Eric has a job interview for the hospital on Monday.  I hope and pray he gets the job.  I know he really wants it.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Too much to do!

I feel like there is just too much to do and not nearly enough time to ever do it all in!  Today we went grocery shopping and are now working on cleaning and rearranging our bedroom.  We are at a stand still with it right now though, as we wait for our friend's to come pick up our old dresser that we no longer want.  Then, we can rearrange, clean and put things away.  I'm hoping we can manage to find a way to put the bed in the room that gives us more space, but it's not looking to promising.

Yesterday we went to Portland.  Bretton had an indoor soccer game first, then we headed down.  We went to the Old Country Buffet for lunch then walked around the mall a bit.  Bretton wanted to see if they had some different TV shows on DVD at Best Buy, but they didn't, so we ended up at F.Y.E and both Eric and Bretton got something there.  We also went to a few baby stores, but everything was just beyond expensive, and I don't see how we can justify spending so much money on tiny clothes that won't fit 3 months later. 

I did find some things at Motherhood Maternity though.  I really needed some pants and shirts, so I got one pair of pants and two shirts.  I couldn't believe how expensive everything was, but what else was I going to do?  Not many of my clothes fit me anymore, and buying bigger regular sizes weren't really cutting it either.  So, we decided it was worth spending the money on a few things and I'm just hoping I can get part of that money back by selling them on eBay or something after the baby is born.

We also went to Babies R Us, which was the main reason I wanted to go to Portland in the first place.  We looked around quite a bit, but didn't find too much that we wanted to spend money on- just yet anyway.  We did however find a few things.  Eric found a bib that he was ecstatic about so we bought it.  (His excitement came from the fact that the bib said "If you think I'm cute, you should see my dad.")  We also bought some onsies, a sweatshirt and an Ocean Wonders Space Saver Seat and Swing.  I really like swings and wanted one, but since we have such a tiny apartment, we didn't want to buy a regular sized one.  I think this one will work out just fine; I hope!

As each day passes I get more excited to meet our little boy!  Even Bretton was happy to go baby shopping, which I thought was awesome!  I can't wait to see him as a big brother!  It makes me so happy to know that he is finally going to have a sibling that he has long desired and that Eric and I are adding to our family.  :)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

It's A Boy!

Yep, you read the title right.  I didn't want to know, I wanted to wait until the birth, but we had the ultrasound tech right it down for us.  We then decided to go ahead and find out since I was 99% sure that it was a boy and Bretton and Eric wanted to know.  So, I was right!!  We are all very excited and looking forward to the day that our son/brother is born!

Other than that, our boy was measuring 10 ounces and as far as we know is healthy!  I have an anterior placenta though, which is what is making it hard to feel the baby moving and making the movements I do feel very soft and sporadic.  The tech said it could be longer than "normal" before I really feel a good amount of movement.  But that's ok, as long as everything continues to go ok I don't mind waiting for the big punches!  Though, Eric and Bretton would probably like to feel some movement soon.

Well, that's it for tonight.  I'm feeling queasy and worn out.