Wednesday, November 24, 2010

What I'm Loving

Wow it's Wednesday already! This week is flying by. Maybe because it's a short work?

That's the first thing I'm LOVING...3 day work week! And I was out sick yesterday, so it's only 2 days for me.

I love that tomorrow is Thanksgiving! I anticipate this day all year. It's HUGE for my family. Sadly this is a small year and there's only going to be about 16 of us. Which may seem big to some, but I'm used to having close to 30 people crammed into my parents house. I pick up my Nana and we go to my parents on Wednesday and start baking and prepping. Then Thursday morning is a crazy. Love it!

I love that I get to see my baby on Monday! Ultrasounds are the best! I haven't seen the little one since I was just under 11 weeks!

I love that we discovered the iPhone has a stethoscope app, so we can hear our babe's heartbeat whenever. (Well, whenever they are running away)

I'm also loving the Christmas music on the radio!

So what are you loving? Head over Jamie's blog and see what everyone else is lovin' :-)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Mitten Mixer!!!

I love mittens! Well, I love anything that keeps me warm, but mittens are so much better than gloves. They keep all your fingers roasty, toasty warm since they get to stay snuggled together.

Meg over at Life with Meg is hosting a mitten mixer. Sign-up, get assigned a buddy and you buy them a new pair of mittens and they will buy you one! Pretty sweet, huh?

So head over to her blog and sign up!

Small Changes Make Huge Differences

Basically everything in our house is a hand-me-down. Furniture at least, lamps and curtains and such are ours. :-) It's great when you're a very young 20-something, just-out-of-college, newly wed. Talk about saving money. Our entire living room set - couches/chair/coffee table/end tables are all from my parents. It's kinda weird because I grew up with it and now I'm still living with it, but it works. Our office is a hodgepodge, mainly yard sale items collected over the years. And then there's our bedroom. The bed set is new, cedar chest is a family heirloom on my side and our dressers have been Kevin's since he was a kid. They were actually his dad's when he was a kid. Just to give you an idea how old they are. At least they match :-)

I have had dreams of painting them since we got them. Seriously. I would try to figure out if they would fit out on the balcony at our past apartment. Seeing that Kevin and I could barely both fit on that balcony I don't think it would have be feasible.

A few weeks ago we bought the wrong can of white paint. Who knew that there was more than one white paint that contained the word "snow"? Lesson learned, don't buy unless you know the exact name. I know that you can return cans of "oops paint" for a lost, but if we have extra white paint and only a few days of nice weather left why not take advantage of it?

Early Saturday morning we emptied out (and off) our dressers and carried them out to the back porch. Of course preggo brain set in and I complete forgot to grab a shot of them for a 'before' picture. Shoot!

Here's my dresser, minus the drawers before sanding.

Here's a picture of the drawers. Check out the handles...dated much?

Kevin's dresser...already sanded.

You can use your imagination what they looked like put together. It wasn't pretty.

After 2 days of sanding, sanding, sanding. A quick (hahaha) trip to Home Depot for new handles. Can't forget filling in holes with wood putty. Followed by painting, painting, painting. Drilling new holes and replacing the handles. We finally have new looking dressers! Woohoo!!!

Seeing how fresh they look totally makes it all worth it. They lighten up the room so much!

So what do you think?
Totally different, huh?

I am absolutely loving them and can't believe how drastic the change was.

Monday, November 22, 2010

23 Weeks

I swear these weeks are flying by! I feel like I just did one of these...I don't know how people keep up with them every week. Saturday I hit the 23 week mark. Which according to WTE (What to Expect) I am now in my 6 month! 6 months! Already!!! That's like half a year! I can't believe it.
  • How far along? 23 Weeks, 1 Day
  • Total weight gain: just under 10 pounds
  • Maternity clothes? Same as before. Not yet, but pants would be lovely when I find ones that fit. We are re-doing our dressers, so I had to take all my clothes out and it made me realize that I should go through them because I can prolly get rid of a ton of shirts that I will never be able to wear again. Sad but true.
  • Stretch marks? Nada yet!
  • Sleep: Still missing it. I've been fighting a cold, so nights when I might be able to sleep I can't because I'm up coughing. I've spent nights on the couch sleeping with the kitties or reading a book so I don't wake Kevin. If I can't sleep he should at least be able too :-)
  • Best moment this week? Kevin being able to feel the baby move, and actually seeing my belly move! It wasn't much, but it definitely moved when I wasn't moving!
  • Movement? Oh yes! Like I said above, even Kevin can feel him/her :-)
  • Food cravings? Nothing new. Although Kevin will make some up for me so HE can get something. lol.
  • Labor signs? No, thank you!
  • Belly button: The same. Still in, but smaller than normal.
  • What I miss? Sleeping through the night
  • What I'm looking forward to: Kicking this cold. I'm a very easy pregnant woman, but toss in being sick and it's not so fun.
  • Milestones? I was able to figure out his/her sleeping and playing schedule. I guess that's what happens when you are awake half the night.
And the bump pictures :-)
It's must be the shirt because I think my bump looks bigger with the shirt than bare belly. Normally I feel like clothes make it look smaller.
Grow baby, grow!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Silent Sunday: Cat Nap

Guess Sasha and I feel the same way. I'm tired and want to nap, just leave me alone. :-)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

What I'm Lovin'

I'm linking up with This Kind of Love for the first time for What I'm Lovin' Wednesdays! Check it out!

First off, I'm LOVING the sun! It's been rainy/gloomy here the past couple of days and even though the sun keeps peaking behind the clouds it's still so much brighter than what it has been. I swear that I get SADs over the winter, so a bit of sunlight is good for me. :-)

I'm also loving the little life inside me that loves to kick away. They are still tiny so it's not hurting me, but strong enough for me to obviously feel. My sister-in-love told me that they will be one of the biggest things I'll miss once he/she is born, and I believe it. There's something comforting know that you are never completely alone.

I love that there is still leftover ice cream cake from someone's birthday in the freezer at work. Can you say hello calcium? I think that's a good excuse to eat it, right?

Kevin plays guitar for local Young Life clubs and I'm loving that we are back to the school that we were at last year! The leaders there are like family, it's the district we live in, AND I'll get to see any of my 8th graders from last years Wyldlife, if they go. Yay!

I love that I get to go home for Thanksgiving in a week from today! Hooray! Thanksgiving is like the best holiday. Everyone comes over to my parents house and it's craziness. We start cooking/baking/cleaning etc. on Wednesday evening when my Nana and I come up and it's so fun. This year's going to be small (only 16, ha!) but still totally awesome.

So what are YOU lovin'???

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Krazy Kitties

After catching Kobe for the billionth time on the counter I decided to have a little talk with him. We actually have a lot of conversations. He loves to talk. Weird? Anyways, our discussion went a little like this:

Me: Kobe, you know your not allowed on the counter. And you jumping off and running when I come in the room, proves that you know.

Kobe: I know...but I like it up there!

Me: I know you like it, but you can't be up there.

Kobe: I know, I know! But I like it up there.

Me: Well then we need to work something out.... And since I'm bigger, I win!

Kevin was in the other room cracking up and asked if he could use that on me sometime since he's the bigger one. :-)

I think part of his counter obsession has to do with his water obsession. He L.O.V.E.S. water. I have to lock them out of the bathroom when I take a shower otherwise I'll have two wet fur balls in there with me. (Or a bath. Yes, Kobe some how ended up in the tub with me.)

They recently discovered that the bathroom also has a sink. Perfect for them to wrestle in.

And lucky for them, we have two, so they don't have to fight over who gets one.

Please pardon the's still a construction zone in there!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

A Moment...

...Or maybe I should say a movement.

Kev was able to feel the baby move last night!!!

I think baby Reig's might be a swimmer...I was laying on the bed and he (or she) was squirming like crazy. So much, that I wondered if I could feel them on the outside. I put my hand on my tummy for a few minutes and was pretty sure that I could feel them. Although I wasn't positive, because I knew I could feel it from the inside, so I wasn't sure if it was just a mental thing.

I asked Kev if I could borrow his hand, and he gave me a weird look like, "what do you want my hand for?". As I grabbed it I told him I wanted to see if he could feel the baby move. He got super excited. We sat there quiet for a minute waiting for him (or her) to 'swim' by again.

And then the baby did! I was just about to ask if he felt it, when he pulled back his hand and had a total look of shock! It was priceless! I wish I could have captured it.

I remember the first time I felt the baby and now I'll remember the first time Kevin felt him (or her) too!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

21 weeks

Can I just say it's amazing what a difference 2 weeks makes!?!? I finally feel like I LOOK preggo. Yay! Only took half the pregnancy to get to this point. Guess I shouldn't complain too much, because I'm sure in a few months I'm gonna wish I was smaller. These 'surveys' are all over blogland, so I'm gonna give it a shot.
  • How far along? 21 weeks (and 3 days)
  • Total weight gain: about 8 pounds
  • Maternity clothes? Not yet. Pants would be nice, but haven't found a store that makes them in my size :-( Have to remember to check out H&M. At least my old "fat" pants fit
  • Stretch marks? Nada yet! Let's see what happens now that this belly's a growin'. *Kevin swore he saw one when he was taking the pictures, but I looked for like 5 minutes this morning after my shower and didn't see any. Phew! He had me scared!
  • Sleep: I miss it. My hips have been bothering me for quite awhile now. So between them, rolling around, and just plain insomnia, nights haven't been fun for me. I'm normally the queen of sleeping too :-(
  • Best moment this week? Having a total stranger at the grocery store clap and get excited for us that we're having a baby
  • Movement? Oh yes! I even think I felt him/her do a flip the other day!
  • Food cravings? Nothing really. I have been in love with turkey bacon, which is kinda weird because I normally H.A.T.E. bacon. Oh, and does Halloween candy count??? ;-)
  • Labor signs? No, thank you!
  • Belly button: It's shrinking. Yes, shrinking. I can barely fit my pinky in it. But it's still really deep. I used to think when I was little that I could touch my insides through my belly button because it was so deep.
  • What I miss? Sleeping through the night
  • What I'm looking forward to: The anatomy scan. Not going to find out the sex, but I love to see my little one :-)
  • Milestones? Does not being able to button my normal jeans counts?
And time for the pictures...

  • See! Definitely a bump there!

  • And a side by! Totally can see where that 8 pounds went!
  • A huge change in those 10 weeks. Much bigger than the last one.
Oh, and as you can see, we put the crib together! Yay! The sheets came with it, they aren't the ones we're using, but they work to cover the mattress for now.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Wednesday Tidbits

We're halfway through this week already!!!

I can't believe how it's been flying by.

*My car has been in the shop since Monday - therefore we are going on day 3 of being a single car family. Props go out to everyone out there who only has one car, I don't know how you do it! I have been getting up an hour earlier to drop Kevin off at another teacher's house so I don't have to drive him the 30+minutes to work.

*We went to the library last night and realized that it was Tuesday (Two for Tuesday!) so we got a movie for date night Saturday and I got a prenatal yoga video. Yay! I was so excited to try it out that while dinner was cooking I popped it in to check it out. Nothing. We've been in our house 3 months and have yet to use the DVD player! Hmm. But, I'm proud to say that I found the right wires and hooked it up all by myself :-) Go me! Although, I'll admit that I was hinting at Kev for some help. One time he even asked if "my pink megaphone was telling his blue hearing aids" that I wanted him to do it. (It's from Love and Respect, and if you haven't

*Speaking of dinner, we made homemade chicken potpie last night. My first time making pie crust all by myself. Go me! It wasn't too bad, except I should have used a bit more flour b/c it stuck to the wax paper and was a pain to peal off.

*I broke out my 'fat' pants yesterday. My senior year of college I really packed on the pound and went up a size (or two). I kept some of the clothes after I lost the weight for when I got pregnant. (Or if I gain some again.) So I've been rocking my old fave pair of jeans, with a bigger belt. Love it! My jeans were starting to get snug, and now these are super comfy!

*I am on my third online class. I have aced the first two without to much of an issue, but I can't seem to get into this one. It's on Organizational Behavior. What?!!? Yeah, I'm still not sure. Maybe that's part of the problem. I'm just not into this class. Doesn't help that the professor is asking for a lot more than any of the others I've had. We have on average 5 videos a week we have to watch and write a report on one, we have to post in a forum every week, plus the 2 to 3 chapters we have to read every week! At least it'll be over before Christmas and then I'll have a break until after the babe is born :-)

I know I have other tidbits, but my brain is fried.

What has this week been like so far for you?

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

House To-Do AKA Honey Do List

Our housing projects have been at a stand still. Kevin went back to teaching and I started sleeping ALL.THE.TIME. We have been adjusted for awhile now, but life just seems to keep happening and we don't get to tackle any projects. Well Kev has an in-service day on Friday, so he'll be home early and we have no plans for Friday night or Saturday! Finally! So we're going to see what can get tackled. Here's my wish-list so far. I know it won't all get completely, heck I'd be surprised if we could get half of it knocked off. I'm sure it'll keep growing too as I think of more.

  • Attached all baseboards
  • Hang heater in office
  • Paint baseboards - Dining room/Kitchen/Nursery/Office
  • Paint doors - nursery/nursery closet/bathroom/master closet/loft
  • Sand new doorway
  • Paint new doorway and hall
  • Hang casing for doorway
  • Install floor strips downstairs
  • Scrub paint off kitchen floor
  • Scrub paint off dining room floor
  • Hang mirror in living room
  • Hang curtain rods in dining room/bedroom/nursery
  • Hang blind in nursery
  • Purchase another set of curtains for living room
  • Hang curtains in living room (Keep and eye on the cats)
  • Install handrail
  • Build and install rail upstairs
  • Attach bathroom vent
  • Finish pealing wallpaper in half bath
  • Spackle half bath
  • Replace battery in smoke dector
  • Finish replacing outlets
  • Install outlet covers

Not to mention the laundry and normal cleaning and mowing and raking the leaves and and and...