Friday, February 26, 2010


So, Mara and I are both sick.

I've had a cold for a few days, but each day seems a little worse. My ear started hurting today too. I think it's just sinus pressure.

I got a call from daycare yesterday that Mara was running a fever. Poor girl looked pretty miserable when I went to pick her up. She is coughing and has a runny nose too. We went to the doctor and ruled out an ear infection, so hopefully these colds won't last too long for either of us! She doesn't have a fever today thankfully, but definitely isn't feeling like herself either. She slept 16 hours last night, and took a little nap on the living room floor this afternoon too. Hopefully she'll want to sleep tonight! She's not eating much of anything, but at least is interesting in milk and water.

I am due in less than a week, so we're really hoping to get these germs out of the house before the baby is born!

Somehow Jay tends to avoid these germs that Mara and I keep hopefully he will at least stay healthy!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

37, almost 38 weeks...

I am actually over 38 weeks now, but this was taken last week. Holy belly! The time is getting near, for sure! I'm to the point where not much fits anymore, and I don't really care! I am actually not feeling too bad for being 38+ weeks pregnant. I am a little nauseous off and on, and definitely uncomfortable at times, but I am still sleeping pretty well (I have a bad night here and there, but not too often), and able to sit at work all day without being too uncomfortable.

We finally got a few things set up here for the baby -- the pack n play is set up in our room where the baby will sleep, the swing is set up downstairs (Mara tried to climb in when she saw it). I have a 'diaper' station set up in our bedroom too, and a few other baby items are ready to go when we need them. I have a few things packed in a bag for the hospital, but we do still need to install the carseat. That's something I'm anxious to have done! I've also made some food and stashed it in the freezer so we'll have a couple easy meals after we get home with the baby.

Overall, things are going well. We'll have a baby in less than four weeks, for sure!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

So, those goals....

Since it's already mid-February, here are how my goals for the year are going so far...

-meal planning: eh, not great. I am to the point in my pregnacy where I can't eat much for a meal, so I haven't felt like cooking a meal and then only being able to eat a small amount of it. Oops. Hopefully when I'm on maternity leave (once things settle down a bit) I'll be able to get a little better at this.

-become a better shopper: I've been doing pretty good with this. I found a lot of coupons online and have been using them, and comparing ad prices. I'm off to a good start at least! It is definitely nice to see the 'you saved: ___' part of the receipt. Even if it's just a small amount, it feels good!

-do the dishes: This is not going as well as it should, since it's such a simple thing, but it's not awful either. I don't have huge stacks of dishes, I just don't always do them right away. But, it's better than it has been in the past!

-get organized: this is a work in progress...some things are getting better, others still need work. I've been working on getting my photos organized, which is a big project. It will definitely be an ongoing process.

-keep the house clean: This one is not happening. Ugh. I need to do a big clean up before the baby is born! I can't keep up with the whole house right now, when it's getting harder to get around and I'm more tired than usual. I tend to focus on small areas at a time, but the overall house never seems to all be clean at one time!

-scrapbooking/other crafts: I have been doing pretty well on this one. I scrapped 7 pages last week, not counting the 5 I did when I got together with some friends. I was hoping to do more this week but haven't felt the greatest. I have been organizing my stuff though, and ordered a lot of photos so I'm ready to do quite a bit more!

-date nights: Jay and I are planning to go out today actually! I'm sure it will be the last time we get 'out' alone before the baby is born, but it should be nice. Now we just need to figure out what we're going to do...

So, overall, not a bad start to the year!

Friday, February 5, 2010