Monday, June 28, 2010

More Like Me

Do you ever have days or weeks (months? Years?) where you don't quite feel like yourself? That has been me lately for some reason. I couldn't quite pin down the exact reason why. I don't feel too terrible (most of the time anyway- after 9pm is another story) and I don't think its because I have a baby hijacking my body. Something has just been off.

I decided to make a hair appointment with Brooke, the hair magician. I sat down in her chair (its kinda like therapy) and she asked how I've been. I said that I'm doing okay but something is off. She took one look at my hair and informed me that it was indeed my problem. It was (in her words) "boring", which isn't me. And sure enough, after 4 different colors were added to my hair, I felt a lot more like me.

P.S. We are having a girl!!

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Friday, June 25, 2010

Summer is HERE

The heat is going to kill me. I'm sure of it. I'm going to go take a cold shower. (At least Carter is enjoying the summer!) We have a busy weekend- getting my hair done, fair on Saturday, errands Sunday then early Monday morning I have an ultrasound. Have a good weekend (and ill share with you what we find out on Monday)!
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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010

What's in a name?

I'm feeling the pressure of the baby. Not internally like you might be guessing, but externally through everyone's questions. Do you know the sex? Do you have names picked out? Do you know exactly what your baby will be doing on January 17th? Ok, so I made the last one up, but it feels like there are so many questions that I think my head might explode. And at this point we don't have a lot of answers.

When are you due? That's KINDA an easy one. Technically, I'm due November 15th. But since this will be a scheduled c-section, it will be a week or 2 before that. So basically I don't even have an answer to that.

The one question with the most pressure attached to it is the name question. We hit a home run the first time- Carter Daniel. How can you do better than that? Impossible. So there is even more pressure now.

I decided the best way to go about choosing a name is using a complex 3-step process. 1) Find out the sex in one week, 2) buy a baby name book, and 3) pick out a name. I thought I would get ahead of myself a bit while I was at Wal-mart and looked at the baby name books. For one thing they are like a thousand dollars. Ok, so like $11 but I'm just using it once! Plus, they all have 10,001 names. And that is me NOT exaggerating- who needs 10,001 name options??? Not me. That would take me until the baby is born to get through it! I need like a book of like 5 options. I guess that pretty much puts us at a name stand-still.

I will keep you updated on my struggles.
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Friday, June 18, 2010

Before I get busy...

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there! I had to get that in before things get crazy this weekend. Pool today, some office work, Grandpa and Grandma Graves coming to visit tomorrow and Sunday morning, then payroll Sunday (and Fathers Day!). Next weekend is equally busy but I love it! Have a good one!

(Plus a random cute pic.)
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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Rainy day

Not much going on today. Its the kind of day when 2 hour naps happen and books that have been neglected get finished. I love these kinds of days.
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Friday, June 11, 2010

Boy or girl?

When I was pregnant with Carter I really did not care whether I was going to have a boy or girl. I just wanted a healthy baby. And so I had a maniac boy. Well, I wish I could say that again I am impartial as to what the sex of this baby will be. But, as hard as I try, I find myself hoping for a little girl. Why? I'm not quite sure. We have had a great time with Carter and little boys are so much fun. Plus, we KNOW we make EXTREMELY cute boys. But a little girl sounds so fun! And I keep trying to make myself believe that this will be a girl (but my gut says boy). Then tonight I went to get crab rangoon from China Palace. The lady there asked if I was having a boy or girl. I said that we don't know yet. So she says "Ooooh, look like boy to me." So we shall see. 2 weeks from Monday.

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Sunday, June 06, 2010

Like Butter

So I was on a roll with my posts until..... my phone broke. Or to be EXACT, Carter dropped it and the screen cracked. As soon as I get my new phone I will be posting more again (that is the easiest way to do it!). Keep checking!

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

My lovely baby bump, check it out

Last night we had a dance party. By "we" I mean Darek, Carter and I. We played some songs to shake your booty to. This included "My Humps" by Fergie. (I actually can't remember if it was during her solo part or if it was Black Eyed Peas, but I digress.) It has been stuck in my head ever since, and of course the title of this post has that to thank.

I am actually not really feeling like I have a lovely baby bump. Sure its cute now and then. But the ever so often belly comments make it hard to like it. Let me give some examples: "Are you sure there is just one baby in there?" That one is most often delivered by people I know well. "You are due WHEN?" Meaning you think I am much larger than I should be. "Whoa, you have a long way to go!" Also meaning that I am larger than you think I should be.

But, really, who judges how big a pregnant woman should be? I have never received any of these comments from a fellow pregnant woman, or recently postpartum. I would say they would have the most right as they are experiencing the same thing/just went through pregnancy. But most of the comments come from older (than me) people. And when a stranger says one of those grit-my-teeth-and-smile comments, about 85% of the time it is an overweight person. I can always think of lots of snarky comebacks, but my nerve escapes me and I just smile.

I constantly try to think of ways to word it when people ask me how far along I am. I am almost 17 weeks. That one is usually followed by one of the comments. I may start using "I am 5 months" because technically I am- I am through with 4 full months and am starting my 5th. Or maybe "I've been pregnant for 2856 hours".
That might confuse people enough to shut them up for a bit. :)
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