November 26, 2009

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Happy Thanksgiving to all of our family and friends! We love you all and miss those that can't be near us today!

Manny & i enjoyed a nice dinner of turkey, gravy, mashed 'tatos, deviled eggs, corn, green beans, rolls, yams w/marshmellows, & cake! Now comes the horrible cleaning part ;)

I made Toby his own special meal again this year, he loved it of course! And there's plenty leftover for him to enjoy it tomorrow too. But i think we got him used to people food, he didn't devour it as quickly as he did last year - last year he attacked it!
I think Lexy enjoyed the meal - she started a kickoff as soon as i was finished :D

Now that thanksgiving is over, i'm so ready to decorate for christmas! I can't believe this year has gone by SO fast! It still feels like it's last year at this time. I'm sure time is just going to keep flying by with christmas coming up and then Lexy's arrival!

I'm getting a little anxious - but i think it's because im not sure what to expect. All i can do is take it as it comes and hope for the best.

Here's week 35 belly shot!
I can't believe i'm this far along, i remember in the first weeks i would dream of being this pregnant, not wanting to wait until the day, and now it's actually here! The last small stretch!

Only 33 days to go...
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Thanksgiving is...

November 24, 2009

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About being thankful and giving.
We may all have hard times but there is always someone out there that has it worse.
I have SO much to be thankful for this season. I have my amazingly wonderful husband who will do anything in the world for me. I have my beautiful daughter that will be making her arrival soon. I have my good health & the health of everyone around me. I have family far and near that love us dearly. I have my 2 furbabies, who can make me smile at least once a day, even on the roughest day. I have a few cherished friends. I have a nice house to come home to, a car that takes me where i need to go, the means to provide for ourselves. I have more food than manny & i need.

I really couldn't ask for more!

So this season - i want to think of others.
I just gave another marine wife (i don't know her, but what she's doing it really amazing) all these groceries to donate to families in need.

And manny & i will be giving toys to the marines for Toys For Tots.

Now, i challenge all of you to do the same. Even when we think we have nothing to give, we always have something. And the people on the recieving end are going to be so thankful for you and your kindess!
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Swing, Swing.

November 19, 2009

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Lexy got a swing tonight :)

I got it from a very nice thrift shop close to here.

It's the Starlight Papasan Cradle Swing - it's in great condition and a really good price. We payed $64 for it and it goes for about $150 in stores.

It's really cool b/c it has nature sounds and music, a mobile, and reflects stars on the walls. And bonus, it can plug right into the wall so i never have to worry about batteries! Batteries always fail me so this is a big PLUS for me. We turned it on and cut down the lights, it's VERY peaceful! Even manny and i wanted to go to sleep to it LOL.

Im sure Lexy is going to LOVE this swing!

And so far, Toby seems to *for the most part* ignore the swinging motion of it :)
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Lia Alexyss ♥

November 18, 2009

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Our beautiful baby girl ♥
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Chubby cheeks!

November 17, 2009

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Lexy is 100% a confirmed GIRL! Now i can finally wash the rest of her clothes! She's healthy, happy, a big mover/kicker, and weighs 5 lbs 4 oz. And has cute chubby cheeks that everyone is going to want to eat up!

And i guess my NST looked good enough today that the doc who overlooks them says i can cut back down to once a week! That means this Thursday is all mine - no work, no doc appts, just me/house time! And i got to cancel another appt i had made for next week :)

I'm 34 weeks today!

Only 42 days to go...
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November 15, 2009

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Lexy is good! She wasn't moving a whole lot for about 1 day & a half, but she came back around and has been kicking good once again. And squishing what feels like most of her body across my stomach (so very uncomfy! which is why she does it, so manny says LOL). We tryed getting her on video tonight, but i don't think it turned out quite well. I'll post it anyways - just seem a close eye on the left side, i think thats where all the kicking went on. And excuse the belly rubbing, sometimes it takes some encouraging! We'll keep trying until we catch her. I swear, it's like she knows we're taping her so she stops!
Manny & i are good - just working and spending what time we can together. My week seems to get taken over by work and doctor appts. The last few weeks it seems the only time i have much time to do stuff is on a Sunday. But the house is starting to look like some improvement went on. All this week i am going to be very busy. Work every morning for about 6 hours, except Tues & Thurs where i'll be at the hospital with appts. And of course, i'm working friday and saturday again - so once again, Sunday is mostly the only "me/us/house" day i get. But, i think i'm going to give in my notice. I don't want to stress about hours or work or blah blah with Lexy. And i don't want to spread myself too thin - i want to enjoy being a 1st time mom. Of course, this isn't final - but it's what i'm leaning towards. And as much as i love my discount, i'd have to give it up someday unless i plan on working at Old Navy forever, which is a big fat heck no!

Toby & Jezzy are good as well. Currently chasing each other through the living/dining room. I wish i had their energy sometimes :) And of course, Jezzy felt the need to pee all over my new sofa cover. Guess it just didn't belong in our house until someone peed on it! Luckily i found out quick and threw it in the washer. Otherwise, they are just being themselves as i always say :)

So thats mostly what's going on here. Thanksgiving is coming up and i haven't prepared anything or have any ideas of what to prepare. Except a very cute cupcake idea lol. We have gotten a bit more christmas shopping done though. So we should be prepared for that! I can't believe only 2 holidays left until our baby makes her appearance! It's so soon!

And we still have 2 more baby showers left to go! My friend is throwing us one on Nov 28th, then manny's family is throwing us one on Dec 13th. I just can't believe how fast time is going by!

Only 44 days to go...

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Week 33

November 13, 2009

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Week 32
Week 33

I had a blah, busy day at the hospital yesterday. I was stuck there for almost 5 hours! I'm now going for 2x weekly NST.
Lexy decided she didn't want to participate in her NST yesterday - she wanted to just move around and make it hard to trace. And then she had a horrible case of the hiccups. It took an hour to get a good tracing for the doc. But once we got it, everything looked good.
Then i went downstairs to my clinic appt. Of course, i had to wait because i was an hour late due to the NST taking me in 45 minutes after my appt. My blood pressure was good, weight was 224. I don't remember last weeks weight, but overall i've finally gained 4lbs over my prepregnancy weight. The nutrionist still isnt worried because she doesn't want me gaining alot of weight anyways. Otherwise all is good. Appts are getting very hectic to control and trying to make them all together is just aggravating. But we're almost to the end :) Oh, and the doc said Lexy was vertex (head down) on the last sono. So hopefully she stays that way! But i don't know, she seems to do what she wants when she wants LOL.
Only 46 days to go...

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Big kicks!

November 10, 2009

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My beautiful baby girl is finally kicking so hard you can see it just by watching my belly :) I was laying in bed last night, just bonding with her. I'd rub part of my belly then wait for the big kick off to start ;) I don't think i've enjoyed this pregnancy as much as i should have. I think it took me by surpise of how it really is - all the doctor drama, then the extra appts and all the excess testing, not getting big like i thought i would, working too long hours and just feeling overwhelmed with time. I realized last night i love being pregnant. Because for these 9 or 10 months, she's all mine. She's in my belly and i have the most control over it. I get to feel all her kicks and movements. I get to know that i have a miracle in me and i get to be a little selfish about it. I can't wait to share her with her daddy but i think i want to hole up in the house with manny and lexy and just bond. Just steal all of Lexy's moments for ourselves ♥ Of course, that won't happen - but it's a nice thought. Hopefully since i should be working less, maybe i can start to really enjoy the last few weeks of having my daughter all to myself. She's so peaceful inside my belly - just a little bit of food and rest and her daddy talking to her make her happy!

Well my sonogram is today - i'm curious to know how much she weighs and how long she is! I know she's getting big because i'm getting big. I gained 4 lbs at my last appt! I wonder if she's still breach too...i don't think she seems to be in a big hurry to make the big flip for the big day! I think she takes everything in her own time, when she's ready.

Only 49 days to go...
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Fall, Family, & Halloween...Oh, my!

November 1, 2009

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It's officially the first day of November!! And no better way to start my favorite month of the year than with an extra hour of sleep :)

Lately, i feel i'm so scatterbrained and torn between work and doc appts to do much of anything. I should really ask Old Navy to cut my hours, i just haven't gotten around to doing it. 3 days a week isn't bad, but it sucks when it's for crappy shifts like 11 - 7 or 8:45 - 5:45 ...i'm getting too tired to work those long hours and only have my days off for doc appts. The house has gotten out of control and i can't remember the last time i actually cooked a nice dinner for manny & me and that makes me feel really bad.

I did get stuff done today though - lunch with a friend, a little grocery shopping, a few errands. It's nice to get that out of the way before my busy week ahead. I've got a doctor appt, an NST and a sono. I've also got to find time for a pedicure because the USMC ball is on thursday. I'm working monday, wednesday, and saturday. And after a longgg 9 hour shift on saturday, manny and i are going to an Islanders hockey game. When do i rest? LOL!

I'm ranting a bit...it'll get better once i cut my hours. And most likely i'll stop working in the beginning of december. That should give me about a month before Miss Lia makes her arrival!

Halloween was yesterday - manny, tobes, and me went apple picking again upstate with his family. It was yucky out and we all got muddy but we enjoyed ourselves and had some apples. Then we went to a park and toby LOVED running through all the leaves. The park was empty so we let him off his leash and he went CRAZY! It was so much fun for him - i just wish we could do it more often. And manny jumped into his first pile of leaves ;) LOL, i remember how much fun it was to do when i was little and manny had never done it before so i insisted he tryed it! I think he enjoyed it :) I really enjoyed watching him and toby have fun and play - i can't wait until Lia is joining in. They make me so happy ♥

Afterwards, we stopped by the mall for some Chick-Fil-A...YAY! You know i miss my chicken :) Then we rushed back to make it in time for trick or treaters. I love seeing all the costumes and i especially didn't want to miss it since i ran around 5 stores for an hour the night before hunting down candy! But, we still missed most of the trick or treaters and didn't go through all the candy. More for me ;) We still have quite a few come out though. After that, we just rented a movie and got popcorn and had a lazy night. Toby didn't like his costume much but he looked adorable! And jezzy wouldn't let me get hers on, so she watched from the screen door without a costume this year.

All in all, it was a very enjoyable weekend. Just got to get ready for the busy week ahead now!

Only 58 days to go!

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