Thursday, July 2, 2009

Catch Up

I haven't really posted anything in a while, so let me think... what's been going on? Last week at the doctors my blood pressure was high (150/99) so I have another appointment today so they can follow up. I think it was just a fluke thing because my dad has a nice digital blood pressure checker and I've checked at work a couple days and it's been normal.

I have become SO uncomfortable lately. I whine and whine and at night I toss and turn and groan and moan. I'm starting to think in "glass half empty" terms like "I still have so far to go!" instead of "I'm so close!" I'm trying to keep a positive attitude, but am finding it harder and harder.

We had our first childbirth class on Tuesday. It was pretty interesting. I feel like alot of the stuff is common knowledge for the average pregnant woman, especially with all the information easily accessed on the internet, and keeping up with reading "What to Expect" and other pregnancy books. Alot of the information seems like it would be necessary for someone completely ignorant on pregnancy and childbirth... like my husband :) I think he picked up on a few things, and watching the birthing video affected him more than I thought it would. His words were "that was disgusting." I guess he's not one to view it as beautiful. I'm sure things will be different when it's his own son though. Week three is a tour of the labor and delivery ward, so we'll definitely stick it out through then, but then I might have to skip out on the last two. Two hours is a long time to be sitting, especially after sitting at work most of the day and being in an uncomfortable chair.

My mom wanted to buy me a rocking chair or glider as her gift to me and Luke. We went shopping last night and started at Babies R Us where nothing really caught my eye. I didn't really want an off white or beige chair because I'm worried about it getting too dirty, which was evidenced by the floor models in the store. They were all filthy! Plus lots of them were showing wear on the cushions, like on the armrests. I mean, if they're worn down just from being sat in in the store, how long would it take for mine to get worn down at home? Everything I liked seemed too expensive for what you were getting, so we went over to Burlington. Again, a couple that were okay, but nothing that I fell in love with. We ended up going to Value City Furniture and they only had one glider and it was really ugly, but it was right next to the recliners, so we decided to check them out. I ended up with this cute little recliner that rocks. It's a nice camel color and it's the micro suede fabric that you can just wipe down with a wet cloth. Luke's room is getting a little crowded, so it'll be the perfect addition to our living room. We get to pick it up next Saturday and I can't wait! It's been so hard getting off our deep couch lately, I can't wait to have a different seat alternative. It was such a great find, I'm really glad I didn't settle on one of the busted gliders from the baby stores!

Here's the last piece of furniture for Luke's room. I've decided I'm the worst photographer ever... all my pictures are crooked. But anyways, putting this together on Monday was an adventure. Tommy did probably 90% of the work, but I helped a little bit :) I love it, it's very spacious and hopefully will last a long time!

My belly this morning- 33 1/2 weeks getting so big!

some outfits I picked up on Father's Day, all Daddy related of course!


  1. Cute outfits! Happy Father's Day Tommy! Luke will be here before you know it!

  2. That just reminded me of how much my butt used to hurt from sitting on it ALL day when I was big & pregnant! Hahaha, those were the days. Before you know it he'll be here and you'll forget all about the aches and pains you went through. Hang in there :)

  3. hang in there Patty! We cant wait to meet him when he arrives! You look great too!