Sunday, January 22, 2012

After 6 years...We've Changed.

After multiple facebook posts about how Woody and I have changed in the last few years I decided it was time to recap them all in a blog post. Here is my best attempt at remembering all the things we did in the "good ol days" and how things have changed since then! Happy 6 years together... to my best friend!

I think at least 3 or 4 nights a week we have our lights out and are entering REM sleep by at least 9pm. If I had a dollar for every night we looked at each other and said, " we're so lame," we could totally both retire and move out to the country. I remember nights when we would stay up until after midnight, even  when we had to work the next day, just to spend a few more hours together. We've changed.

Outdoor Adventures
Woody and I use to be quite the outdoorspeople (is that a word). We camped, hiked, floated the river, took our dogs on adventures and practically lived outside. Now we are lucky to get our fat dogs up to the park (within walking distance of our house) once or twice a month. (Don't get all PETA crazy on me here... our dogs are not Sarah McLaughlin commercial dogs... they have a huge backyard they run around in!) Camping is a thing of the past... I guess I'll let this one slide as sleeping on a cot in the wilderness sounds awful at 8 months pregnant, and our outdoor adventures typically consist of me watching Woody drink a beer on the back patio while laying in the hammock. We've changed.

Friday/Saturday Nights
Talk about quite the change... I think the last time Woody and I went downtown (like out) was over a year ago... come to think of it, maybe the last time we went out was after our wedding. Wow... that would be really sad. Not that we were crazy 6th street partiers but we definitely have some good memories of drinking together downtown, just the two of us. Now, we have lights out and we're reading books like Hunger Games at 8pm on Saturday night! We've changed.

Saturday/Sunday Days
A good Saturday 4 or 5 years ago consisted of floating the river or going downtown and swimming at the lake... today we do projects. I say this so bluntly because it feels like the projects never end. We're installing new ceiling fans, putting up crown molding, painting a room, putting in elfa shelving or maybe raking leaves, mowing the yard, cleaning tile grout or even just doing lame Sunday laundry. We've changed.

I wrote this blog today because I wanted to remember all the things we "use to" do. I wanted to remember because our lives are out to change so much. Looking back on all the things we "use to" do inspire me for the future. In only 8 short weeks, we will be responsible for someone elses life. We will start to take that special little someone to do all the things we "use to" do. So even though we have changed, its all for this moment in our lives. We've changed to prepare for her. We've changed... and I couldn't be happier.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Epic Fail... Bed Situation... 30 Weeks!

Well maybe not an epic fail but I definitely did not pass my glucose test the first time. They want you to have a score less than 140 and of course lucky me, I scored a 140. What does this mean? It means I spent this morning (all morning) from 8:00am to 11:30am sitting in the doctors office lobby waiting to get my blood drawn every hour on the hour to check my blood sugar levels. The glucola drink was absolutely awful and tasted like a gatorade with way too much sugar and a nice irony medical flavor attached. I know all the ladies waiting for their appointments surely were wondering why I had my pillow, book and legs propped up on another chair! Anyway... I found out on Wednesday if I have gestational diabetes and lets all hope I do not because along with that lovely diagnosis comes shots, more exercise and regulated diet! You know... all the lovely things you want to worry about in your last trimester.

Another update... I have moved to the guest bedroom indefinitely! I could not be more excited about this move because although it hurts Woody's feelings a bit, I am sleeping sooooo much better! The bed in the guest room is my bed from college and I swear if I could talk Woody into sleeping in a full size bed with me, I would move it into our master bedroom permanently! It's my bed from college and its the most comfortable thing in the world! I guess after the baby comes I might have to re-enter the master bedroom but for now I am totally and completely happy with sleeping/flopping alone!

Just a few stats to keep everyone up to date: (stole this from a friend!)

How far along? 30 weeks
Total weight gain: 17 lbs
Maternity clothes? Can still make a bunch of my long tops work but definitely not wearing any pants that aren't maternity!
Stretch marks? None yet, thank you very much!
Sleep: Going potty 2-3 times are night and flipping back and forth makes for waking up another 2-3 times but since I moved beds its MUCH better!
Best moment this week: Just being in bed in the morning when I wake up and can really feel her moving around. It's a nice time just for mommy and her to spend together. I like talking to her about what our plans are for the day and making her promise to be nice! (aka not yaking!)
Miss anything? Mexican Martinis and Sushi
Movement: All day every day... we have a very active little girl!
Food cravings: I eat an Eggo waffle and drink orange juice every single morning. My only real craving has been pickles (so cliche) but really I can eat them all the time!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Waking up... :)
Gender: Sweet baby Girl
Labor Signs: I hope not... just a little cramping and stretching
Symptoms: Morning sickness, back pain, dry skin, headaches
Belly Button in or out? Still in but definitely starting to expose itself!
Wedding rings on or off? Band on, Engagement off, Aggie Ring off
Happy or Moody most of the time: Not moody... pretty happy just tired.
Looking forward to: Our 32 week sonogram on Feb 1 where Dr. B tells us how big she is, if shes head down and what we can expect at delivery!