Friday, February 27, 2009

New site?

Apparently there is a new site for inspiration on You Tube with clips from people who are members of the LDS church.  I added a link on my side bar "Mormon Messages"  Really loved the one titled "Create".

Ready or not...

Hopefully we will be ready in the next 8 weeks {maybe sooner if I'm lucky!} for this little baby that will be changing our lives forever more as we know it.  Rob and I have been busy trying to shop, set up and rearrange our apartment to be functional for this little kiddie.   So far we've got a crib
A car seat/carrier
And a super awesome running stroller that I'm so excited to use
Jeep Overland Limited Jogger - Orange/Grey - Kolcraft  - Babies"R"Us
It has a dock that you can hook your iPod up to and then it has a sound system built into the stroller!  Watch out baby!  We're going to be sweating to the music {well at least I will be, the kid not so much}.

I'm still trying to decide on crib bedding, but I've got my eye on a few.  
We finished our birthing class with flying colors {not that you wouldn't} and have been practicing our {my} relaxation techniques.  Due to the fact that I want to be able to get up and walk around and get back to my old self {ASAP!} I'm opting to try and do this birthing thing natural.  I know, some of you may think I'm a total nut case, I prefer not to think of myself as a "granola" and truthfully, it's nothing against the drugs in my body or the babies body, it's just that I want to be up and going as soon as I can.  Am I crazy to think I could walk the day I give birth?  Seriously, I'm tired of being so uncomfortable to bend over, and sleep, and feeling out of breath when I come up the stairs, and having to ask my friend to slow down when we go walking.  Walking, not running.  I can't even run, my belly goes up and down and I feel like I'm giving the kid shaken baby syndrome in utero.  HATE it!  So there you have it, that's why I want to do it natural, Oh, and I don't want a c-section, mostly because of all the previous stuff.   

This is mostly an update for my little friend in Cali w/ the twins on the way, but the class...interesting.  Truthfully though, if anyone wanted to take a natural child birth class, I'd recommend it hands now.  Just go in taking everything with a grain of salt, and know that there are some really really good things you will take from the class, and there are some things you can choose to leave behind.  But all in all, there was only one thing that Rob and I were like...Um, we're not doing that, actually two things. I'll spare the details. 

So besides shopping and our class, I've started nesting.  The odds of us moving in the summer are fairly high, whether it be to a new town or just into a house here, we are not sure, but I still feel like I want to get our little place in a state of which that I can feel ok about when the baby comes.  Since I've been prego my decorating desire has become almost null and it was somewhat reluctantly that I put Christmas up at all.  But once I took it down, I didn't put anything back up, so it's been a little sad and shambly in our little home.  

However, now that I'm nesting, I decided I needed to recover the couch pillows, redecorate the living room, deep clean the bathroom, kitchen, and extra room, dejunk and reorganize all our storage areas, such as the bookshelves, the garage, the laundry room and closets and get everything in a state that I feel comfortable with.  Whew, it's kind of exhausting, but I also hope it will make moving easier.  Seriously, how do we accumulate so much stuff in 3 years.  

Anyhow, Rob has been a trooper and been so good to me this week with cooking dinner.  Monday he asked if I wanted him to go grocery shopping, to which I asked "what are you going to get?"  He said he'd plan all the meals and do the cooking the week.  After wiping the huge grin off my face I said ok and was looking forward to it all day.  He's done a great job and the menu has consisted of Subway {on the way out from grocery shopping}, Chicken Enchilladas and Spaghetti.  In his defense, this week was a little crazy.  But he's done a great job at planning and making sure our meals are well balanced.  

Other than all this, we are just trying to pass the days by watching my belly kick and squirm.  I know I need to put a picture up, but we just keep forgetting.  I think I just look like a sick pregnant girl though.  That will be my assignment for the rest of the day.  I'll hopefully get it up soon. 

Monday, February 09, 2009

I was craving some of this...

Not necessarily these, but they were all I could find.  Seriously, does anyone know where I could get a good cupcake in Logan or Ogden, or how about Provo or SLC {we're heading down there this weekend} These did satisfy the craving, but I need something more!  So if you know of any yummy place, let me know.