Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Pillow Fort

I think I've finally figured out how to sleep most of the night. I am now sleeping with six pillows - which I like to refer to as the pillow fort - and will probably add more before all is said and done. I suspect that in a few weeks Joe and I will no longer both fit in our queen size bed. (I tried the Snoogle and it was deemed unacceptable and kicked to the curb weeks ago.) So thankful that I'm figuring out how to sleep most nights.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Getting Ready for Baby

I'm finding out there's so much more to getting ready for baby than buying the crib and a few necessities. Nope, it's cleaning out the guest room and finding room for everything that used to reside there. Deciding what to purge and what to keep. Cleaning out the closet in the same room that contained Joe's clothes (amongst other things) and buying an armoire as a replacement closet. Then getting rid of the dresser he used and using the armoire in its place. Then deciding what else in our little house should go as well as we make more room.

Getting ready also means vaccines. My doctor said that anyone who will spend 24 hours or more with the baby in her first six months should have the flu vaccine and the TDAP (within the last year) to protect against whooping cough.

Getting ready means baby classes. Lots of them. Car seat safety, baby basics, childbirth classes, new dads class...and don't forget doctor's appointments.

The baby room thus far - gray and yellow. Last of the furniture arrived yesterday.
Next up - decorating.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


Mini bundt cakes from my husband - red velvet and carrot cake!
So I ended up sick on my birthday. I mustered through most of my day at work even though I really just wanted to be in bed and felt pretty miserable. The plan was to celebrate over the weekend with a fabulous dinner out but then we had to cancel last minute (long story) so I'm hoping for a do-over this weekend. On the bright side, I have received lots of love from friends, family and coworkers. My husband also made me some fabulous scrambled eggs for dinner served with hot tea.

Monday, September 09, 2013

Twenty-Four Weeks

Another milestone - twenty-four weeks!

Baby bump from the side.

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Gospel Brunch

My friend, Linda from Missouri is in town for a conference so we went to the Gospel Brunch at the House of Blues today. So good to catch up with old friends.

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