Thursday, January 31, 2008
I've been getting a lot of flack about this opinion, but I'm just being honest...most newborns aren't really that cute for awhile..but puppies come out just adorable!
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
9:00pm: Go to bed. Fall into a deep, wonderful sleep.
9:30pm: Startled awake by the phone. It's your trying-to-be sweet husband, calling to say he hopes you sleep well.
9:35pm: Back to sleep.
2:46am: Wake up. Have to pee like nothing else. Downstairs, you hear Noah crying and Kevin offering him water. Realize you are thirsty as well.
2:48am: Back from the bathroom. Drink a bottle of water.
2:49am: Aauggh! HEARTBURN!! Muse that this experience should give you some empathy with your patients.
3:01 am: Take 4 TUMS and hope for the best.
3:30am: Why do you need empathy? You just want the fire in your chest to stop.
3:35am: It finally starts to subside.
3:40am: You're still thirsty, but you're not going to drink any more...ever again.
3:59am: Crap...you're still awake. What's the problem now?
4:00am: Oh, right...you're hungry.
4:03am: But, nothing sounds good and the heartburn might come back.
4:05am: You're not that hungry.
4:07am: Yes, yes, you are that hungry. Get out of bed. Grab 3 chocolate chip cookies and a glass of milk.
4:15am: Done with your snack. Still wide awake.
4:16am: Start to read one of Joe's boring books to help you get sleepy.
4:30am: It works...you start to feel sleepy and lay down.
4:31 am: Heartburns back.
4:33am: Make an elaborate headrest and backrest out of four pillows so you can sleep sitting up. This seems to help.
4:36am: Crap...you forgot to turn off the lamp.
4:37am: You turn off the lamp. This wakes up the Puppy, who starts to kick.
4:38am: You put your hand on your abdomen and tell the Puppy it's time to sleep.
4:39am: The Puppy just kicks harder.
5:00am: The Puppy settles down and you fall back asleep.
6:30am: Your alarm goes off. You are SOOO tired. Why didn't you go to bed at 8:30pm like you wanted to? And, you realize, crying a little inside, that you will probably feel this tired (or more so) every day of your life until the Puppy turns 2.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Is there anything so wonderful as a massage? Someone's hands kneading away all tension from your body for an hour? The short answer...no.
The long answer...no. A massage is a fabulous indulgence when the tension of regular life gets to you, but it rises above that when you are pregnant and every part of your body is trying to adjust to the increased weight and change in posture. My feet, my legs, my hips, my back, my shoulders, even my forearms (which I didn't realize were hurting) have been overtaxed and fully appreciated every second of my extraordinary massage. To top it all off, my massage therapist was experienced in massaging pregnant women and the massage was perfect. Ah, bliss...
I'm going back in 2 weeks.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
UPDATE: Sorry the link won't work...I'm not sure why. To sum it up, the police caught a long time panty thief. When they raided his home, they found over 1,000 pairs of panties...enough to fill 5 garbage bags!
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
Yesterday, Noah, Kevin, Joe, and I took a long lunch and went to the nearby town of Rexburg to see the LDS temple. (Non-Mormons are allowed to tour the temple before it's dedicated; after that, only Mormons are allowed). It was interesting to see and very beautiful inside. Being Catholic, though, I felt a little disoriented and came away feeling like I'd just been through a very nice 4 star hotel...and not so much a worship space. I guess I need pews and a crucifix and a tabernacle...
Noah was the youngest child in our tour group and was, surprisingly, the best behaved. We started joking that Team Eddy needs to convert to Mormonism because Noah was so quiet and good in Mormon churches (whereas he "prays" rather loudly in Catholic churches). This all changed when we entered "the Celestial Room". It was the only room on the tour that the tour guide requested we not talk in and just "meditate about our relationship with God". After we filed in, Noah not only began to talk about "valking and vunning" around, but then let out a giant fart.
Guess Team Eddy will stay Catholic after all.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Also, Joe noted it's been a long time since we had a belly picture up, so we'll try to get one up this week.
Sunday, January 13, 2008
So, today, I'm recuperating by taking it easy and folding some laundry. I took a nap after breakfast and may even take another this afternoon. I'm hoping we won't have any more "exciting" adventures like that any more during this pregnancy.
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Here's what we've been up to:
1. The Eddys cleaned out the office and started our massive piles of laundry (feeling your pain, Rae!).
2. Saturday, we picked out paint and painted the nursery (pictures to come...the camera batteries died).
3. Moved the bedroom set from the guest bedroom downstairs into the nursery.
4. I've been cooking actual meals for the first time since I got pregnant...'nuff said.
5. We unpacked all of our luggage from our Christmas trip to L-town.
On the periphery, Noah has been playing with cars and phones, running up and down the hallway, hugging and then tormenting Schatzi and Doc, dancing to bluegrass music, and yelling with all the glee of a toddler. I've been getting over bronchitis and a sinus infection, but am slowly starting to feel better. Noah has some difficulty understanding why his Ninang doesn't have the same energy level he has, but we're getting there.
Friday, January 04, 2008
Damned if you do, damned if you don't. ARgh!
Thursday, January 03, 2008
1. You can reclaim your life because the morning sickness FINALLY stopped! I have a cold (thanks, Noah and Sydney), but still feel awesome. I cleaned house, cleaned out the fridge and started moving the office stuff out of the nursery.
2. You can play with your adorable nephew, who moved in for the next 6 weeks today.
3. You can stop wearing your old clothes because those pants will just not zip up any more and society frowns on an unbuttoned fly.
4. You can look forward to your ultrasound next Tuesday when you'll finally get to see your baby...although we're still not planning on finding out the gender.
At 20 weeks, we are 1lb above pre-pregnancy weight and feeling great. Joe has a New Year's resolution to lose his baby weight, so we'll wish him luck!
What else can you do at 20 weeks, Deanna?
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
Tuesday, January 01, 2008
He's starting to eat some finger foods. Frankly, it's more about entertainment than about nutrition.
Oh, and it's really, really messy.