Thursday, February 16, 2012

Busy February!

February is shaping up to be one busy month! We have been crazy with lots of things going on, not to mention a little boy arriving soon!

Avery had her school talent show and did an amazing job playing ukulele and singing! We are so proud of her. Brad and I cannot believe what musical talent God has given her. She has really found her niche! 

We surprised her with flowers. :)

Here is her performance

Both of my showers were the second weekend in February, and of course, prego brain set in and I forgot my camera!  Brad took a few pics with his iPhone, but I have not had him send all of them my way. We have great friends and family and received great items that were definitely needed!

Of course the night before Valentine's Day, Avery reminds me that she needs to make a mailbox for her cards. I was in the middle of making teacher gifts when she reminded me. Avery and I had a lot of fun designing and decorating her mailbox.  What a fun memory we made!

And of course, she won the contest for best mailbox!

The teacher gifts we made turned out great!  I got the idea from another blogger I follow and she gets all the credit:
Super cute and very easy to make! I was one tired momma after staying up until after 11pm getting everything finished.

The morning of Vday, Brad surprised me with my favorite flowers (roses and daisies) and a really funny card. He had been asking me what I was wanted but I told him to save it for my push gift.  ;)

I got Brad tickets to the Thunder game for Valentine's Day evening, courtesy of my awesome work! We had amazing seats and I figured since this was the last time we'd be attending a game for a while, why not!?! We had a blast! We grabbed a hot dog, coke (he didn't even drink one beer since I couldn't) and peanuts. What's a sporting event without peanuts!

 Bode's first Thunder game! (36 1/2 weeks!)

Can you spot us?  We are just to the right of KD's shorts!

Hope you all had an amazing Valentine's Day!  Remember to tell the ones you love how much you love them, not only on this special day, but every day!

Friday, February 10, 2012

9 months

I cannot believe I am in the home stretch of this pregnancy. Time has completely flown by, I barely remember not having this huge baby bump! In a few short weeks we will meet our boy!!! His room is coming together very nicely and we are just waiting on a few more pieces of furniture to arrive. I will update pictures of his room as soon as everything is ready. I have been experiencing awful back pain this week and am getting very uncomfortable, which at 36 weeks is to be expected. I have also had a few Braxton-Hicks contractions which are NOT fun!  At my doctor's appointment yesterday, Brad kept singing "The Final Countdown"! That song always reminds me of Gob from one of our favorite shows, Arrested Development. Other than that, all is well.

I was able to pick out a new ring and it came in today. Thankfully I will not be without a wedding ring when our child is born.  I have 2 baby showers, one on Saturday and one on Monday.  If I can make it through this weekend, I will be on the downhill slide.  I will be packing my hospital bags this weekend, washing the outfit we bought to bring Bode home in and finishing up last minute "nesting" items.  Should be a busy, but fun weekend. I wanted a new outfit for my shower that's tomorrow so I headed to A Pea in the Pod.  (love that store!) Luckily for Brad, I did not find anything I had hoped for. :) So the search shall continue this evening after Avery's talent show. When I got to my car as I was leaving the mall, I realized the truck that parked next to me was uber close. As I got closer to my car, I realized I could not even walk to my driver side door. How do you expect a normal person to get in their car that close, let alone a 9 month prego! I had no clue what to do. I would normally just crawl over the passenger seat, but no way with this belly and my back hurting was that about to happen. I started looking up mall security's phone number on my iphone when I realized someone was waiting on my parking spot.  I could not see who was in the truck waiting. I raised my hands and pointed to the other truck that I could not get to my door and also pointed to my belly. (Like it goes unnoticed!) This nice guy got out of his truck and asked if I needed help. I of course said YES! He attempted first to get to my driver side with no luck either. This is when driving a standard comes in handy.  He was able to roll my car out from the passenger side as I kept watch on the driver side.  I thanked him a million times.  It is so nice to know there are still good people in the world willing to help others.  I hope karma gets the truck's owner though! :) Upon returning to work I promptly ordered these from Vistaprint, hopefully I will not have to use them too often.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Married with Children

You all know the theme song from "Married with Children," right? Well it has been stuck in my head today as I head to shop for a new wedding ring that I do not want. Doesn't make sense, does it? So last year for our 11th wedding anniversary my husband purchased me a big new shiny diamond ring. The ring was gorgeous and I loved it! Since the ring was a solitaire, I had convinced Brad to purchase a wrap for my "push" gift. :)  (The store where he purchased this shall remain unnamed for now.) Around the beginning of Novemeber I was inspecting my ring and realized that a huge hunk of diamond was missing from under one of the prongs. I was devastated, but knew the jeweler would honor that the ring was only 9 months old and replace the diamond. They did honor their guaranty and I waited patiently over 2 months to receive my ring from them. Brad and I went to pick it up and the quality of the diamond was nowhere close to the quality we had previously purchased. I was enraged, and you don't do that to a 8 month pregnant lady. The manager said she could keep looking for a diamond, but the manufacturer was no longer producing the ring and this was the last one in the company. WHA....!?! Our options were to 1.) pay more for a diamond that fit my band (not gonna happen); 2.) pick out a new ring; or 3.) wait to see if the company could locate a diamond. Brad tried to calm me down as I balled as we left the store. I was devastated b/c I don't want another ring, I want MY ring! I'm going to have our child in 3-4 weeks without a wedding ring! Oh yeah, and is Brad now going to get out of the "push" gift!?! All this played over in my mind. We decided our best option was to wait to see if they could locate another diamond. Well... I received a call this week from the manager and there are no more diamonds my size, shape, color, etc. in the company and they will not be able to get one. So now my only option is to pick out a new ring. SUCK! I am going to head to the store today to see if I can find something that is same value, etc.  Please wish me luck!  Oh and say a little prayer too that I don't leave the store crying, my emotions are on overload!!!