Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
This is me asking Daddy to go get us Taco Bueno!!
As I had mentioned in my last post, we got our gates to block in the dining room.....to my surprise they were IMPOSSIBLE to install. We finally got the small side finished(over a week later) but we still have the long side to do. I thought it would be nice of me to post a picture of Ryan painting the plastic brackets that mounted to the wall....he thought it would look better, and it does!! Here is my wonderful husband hard at work
Last but not least. I have been slowly.....and I mean sloooowly working on the playroom. I still havent hung anything on the wall because my mom(helper/handyman) went out of town last week. However, I got the fence built and painted. Ryan needed a better visual of how it would potentially look, so we laid some of the decorations along the fence. It will eventually get to the point where everything is hung.....just give me time!!!! OH and the little rockers that my mother in law(Julie) gave to me for easter came in......they are Fergie the Frog and LuLu the Ladybug!! How adorable are they? I can't wait for my little babes to ride them and rock and sing!!!
I worked WAY too much last week so I intend on putting myself on partial bedrest this week and taking it easy. I only work 3 days this week, so hopefully I can get a lot done. I go back to the doctor on Wednesday for my 2 week checkup....I will have to tell him how good I am being this week--I won't mention last week though!!! LOL
Friday, April 17, 2009
The UPS man delivered out gates today...oh did I not mention that since our dog pees in the house that we had to get new carpet and now we have to block our dining room in with these WONDERFULLY BEAUTIFUL gates so she won't ruin our carpet again!!! Anyway, we have to put them together tonight. As mad as I am about this "gate thing" I have to admit that its better than what we have blocking our dining room right now. I went to Home Depot and got the bright orange construction fence. We have it zip tied and taped to our chairs and walls so she can't get in there!! CLASSY, REAL CLASSY!!
I had a doctor's appointment this week. He said everything is looking good, but he wants me to start coming in every 2 weeks from now on. My back has been killing me lately and he advised me to look into some prenatal yoga. As fun as this seems....I can't imagine stuffing myself into workout clothes and actually going out in public. So, I think I might try to look at videos online that I can buy so I can look like a stuffed sausage in the privacy of my own home!! By the way....why don't they make work out clothes for pregnant people? I would be a millionaire if I wanted to go into the maternity clothes making business because there is just not much selection out there!
To everyone that has been commenting on some of my blogs.....sorry I have never responded. Until just now, I haven't figured this whole blog thing out and I just realized that you left comments on my page!! I wasn't trying to ignore you all on purpose!!
Sunday, April 12, 2009
First things first, the hospital visit was kinda scary because I came home from work having what I thought were just a lot of Braxton Hicks. After I laid down for an hour or so I was still having them about every 5 minutes, so I decided to call the doctor. I wasn't in pain, I just wanted to know why I was having SO many. Long story short, he immediately made me go to the hospital to get monitored. The nurses said I did the right thing by coming in and I was definitely having "uterine activity". They gave me a shot of progesterone to relax my uterus an sent me home 3 hours later. The next day was our appointment with the perinatologist(Dr. Goldaber). He looked at the babies and said they looked great. They are measuring in size about a week ahead of what they actually are. They are 1 pound each(at 20 weeks) and growing rapidly. He said teh reason I had the contractions is because my body is beginning to feel the weight of the babies and I just need to slow down. So, I am now only working 2 or 3 days a week(if that). I feel so helpless and needy. I can't lift anything heavy or clean the house. I feel like a wortheless fat pig!!
We got the nursery furniture in and I was pleasantly surprised at how nice everything was. After finding out about twins, I had to downgrade all the beautiful furniture I had picked out since we needed 2 of everything. I found some things at JC Penney and ordered them. All the furniture is put together now and I have all the bedding in the cribs but the walls are still bare. I have more decorating to do before I'm finished. Here are a few pictures:
My mom and I made a trip to Canton to try to find some cute baby things and we stumbled onto our playroom decorations. I am a LONG way from being finished with this room because for the past 2 1/2 years that room has been our storage room since no one ever went in there! We are making headway on it though. I built a decorative fence yesterday to hang on the wall. I have to paint it white so it will match our garden theme. Here are a few pictures of the decorations but they are just leaning against the wall now. Please over look the piles of junk!
Last but not least...Ryan found a Harley V-ROD at an auction in Dallas. I had a period where I was gung-ho about him getting a bike, but I think it was just the pregnancy talking! Anyway, he got preapproved at the bank and put several bids on this bike. He ended up winning the auction--after getting in a bidding war with someone and spending over $2,200 more than what he was approved for through the bank! I could kill him...but Ryan never does anything for himself and if this makes him happy then I can't be mad at him for that. I laid a few ground rules(some of which he has already broken) so pray that he is safe on his new "hog"!
That is all for now. I will try to do better on posting updates on our progress. I go back to the doctor this Wednesday(April 15th) so maybe I will find something out that is worth blogging about!