Sunday, May 31, 2009

So Jay and I were having a conversation between the two of us. Ethan was in the other room, apparently listening in. I used the word "obligated" and this is what happened from there:

Ethan: What did you just say about an alligator?

Me: I didn't say alligator, I said obligated.

(Few seconds pass)

Ethan: What color was the obligator?

Friday, May 15, 2009

It's official. No more lifting. None. I did way too much lifting between yesterday and today and my back HATES me. I only have this issue when I'm pregnant. I am so sore, it's insane. Last night I laid in bed with Ethan (our little routine when I'm off) and I could hardly get up. Once the baby room is cleared out, I have no reason to lift anything else. I'm pretty much done, thankfully.

That being said, I am so excited to start working days! This makes me crazy happy.

That is all.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Me: I love you more than anything in the whole entire world.

Ethan: I love you more than a big, bigantic pannycake.

(bigantic is Ethan's way of saying gigantic and he has ALWAYS said pannycake instead of pancake)

I had my OB appointment today. All is well. Ethan had to go with me. I always try to schedule it while he's in school, but he didn't have school today and it was too late for me to reschedule. He thinks the whole "going potty in a cup" is the coolest thing EVER. Blood pressure was good. Baby's heart rate was in the 160's. My OB told me I was up 9 pounds and I was cool with that. Not bad, eh? I mean, I'm 23 weeks! But then I learned that's what I gained in a MONTH and it wasn't so cool. Overall, I'm only at 14 pounds total, so I am doing a TON better then I did with Ethan's pregnancy. I am still getting the thumb's up to travel next month, so that's cool. I have an appointment the week before we leave, so I am glad about that. I go back in 4 weeks.

Friday, May 8, 2009

We are FINALLY moving on the baby room! It's really exciting and I now realize why I procrastinated for so long. It was a TON of work! We have a beautiful nursery set. It was all bought brand new when I found out I was pregnant. The crib is being stored at my parents house, but Ethan has been using the dresser/changing table in his room all this time. To transfer all the stuff of his that was stored in the dresser (it's HUGE) to other places was extremely difficult. We have a ton of stuff and nowhere to put it. Then rearranging his room so everything would fit and not look like a storage unit was also very tricky. Oh! And the fact that the spot where his bed used to be was right next to a window. Between a 4 year old destructive boy and two crazy dogs, the mini-blinds on that window were fondly referred to as the "ghetto blinds" by Jay and I. For one, they were chronically crooked, because again, two dogs and a boy could not leave them alone. The boy and one of the dogs selectively chose certain pieces of the blind to remove, so there were gaps and holes in them. The dogs loved this, because it gave them little windows to look out of when the blinds were closed. It was hideous. I found an amazing deal on blinds yesterday at Bed Bath and Beyond and I am SO happy with them! The new rule? Ethan must never touch them. Ever. If he wants them up, he has to ask. Let's see how long this lasts.

I quickly found by the end of all that work yesterday that I absolutely positively overdid it. My sciatic nerve pain was so bad, I could hardly move. It was BAD. Thankfully I woke up today feeling okay. I forgot how much that hurt.

Pics to come later as we progress more. I can already tell that the baby room is going to be adorable.

Monday, May 4, 2009

I am definitely in the "honeymoon" phase of my pregnancy. The ONLY complaint I have is towards the end of the day, the sides of my abdomen feel like they are stretching to the max. I'll take it. Considering I had roughly 16 solid weeks of nonstop nausea (I have nightmares about that! It was horrendous) and the fatigue. Anything is better than that. I haven't even really been having back aches like I was, or sciatic nerve pain. I am not a fool to realize that it will come back, but I am REALLY enjoying it while it all stays away!

I had a decent night at work tonight. I left feeling so thankful for all my coworkers. The people I work with on afternoons make things so much easier. We all help each other out a ton. Tonight as a big group of us were walking out of the building to our cars, we realized that we are always the only group that walks out talking loudly and laughing. We just get along really awesome.

I realized today that yesterday was the one year anniversary since I graduated. That year FLEW and I can't believe how long I have actually been working at the hospital already. It's crazy! My shift alone, the time just flies.

Ethan has 12 days of school left, and yes, he is counting down. He is doing so well. Conferences are next week and I am really excited. He has his Kindergarten testing this week at some point. His teacher gave us a list of what he will be tested on. I went through it once with him and never did again because he already knows it. The only thing he doesn't know is how to spell his middle name, but I don't think they are actually going to ask that. He's so smart and we are so proud of him.

Some Ethan-isms. I know a lot of these are only really cute/funny if you hear him say them. I just like "writing" them down for my own reference because otherwise I'd forget.

Ethan: Wow, see all those flowers out there? (Pointing to a large field of wild flowers)

Me: Yes, they are beautiful, aren't they?

Ethan: Yup. Wanna know what else is beautiful?

Me: What?

Ethan: You are, Momma.

Me: Oh thank you, Ethan! It makes my heart very happy to hear you say that.

Ethan: I like to make your heart happy. Daddy makes my heart silly because he always makes me laugh.

(We talk about our heart a lot with Ethan. I use it a lot when he is acting up. I'll tell him that I don't like the way he is acting, and it makes me sad because he has such a good heart.)

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Ethan: Momma? See the clouds? That's where the Lord is.

Me: You're right!

Ethan: He sits in a beautiful chair up there.

Me: Wow, Ethan, where did you learn this?

Ethan: The Simpsons.