Friday, September 26, 2008

Walt Disney World or Bust

So we leave tomorrow morning for Walt Disney World! It has been almost two years since our last trip, so I have been going through major withdrawal. The cool things about this trip (besides the fact that it will be Myers's first trip to Disney-albeit in uterus!) is that I will turn 28 on my 28th trip to Disney. We will be in the Magic Kingdom on my birthday so I will make sure to get a birthday button to wear around. We will also be there during the Food and Wine Festival. Even though I won't be able to partake of the wine, I can definitely take part in the food part of it!

I had the idea for a cute t-shirt for the trip, so Mom made it for me with a transfer. It says "Future Disney Fan on Board" and has a picture of Mickey ears. I will take pictures of me wearing it and post them on the blog.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The dogs' room

Last night George took apart the bed that was in the dogs' room to prepare for it to become the guest room. He said this morning when he went to put the dogs into "their" room for the day, they both went to run in to get their milkbones and stopped at the door. He said they both looked in the room and then at him. He said Daisy just shook herself, but went in, but Bug wouldn't go in until he picked her up and put her in the room! Sometimes I wish they could talk so I could hear what must have been going through their heads. I imagine it went something like this.... Daisy thinks, "How dare they rearrange my room without my permission! I don't know if I am going to put up with this. After all I am the queen of the house!" Bug thinks, "Wait a second, Daisy doesn't seem okay with this change, maybe I shouldn't be okay with this either. I better wait to see what she does. After all, she is the queen of this house!"
I guess they are going to have to get used to the changes because more are coming!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Cleaning out what will be the nursery

The nursery set we have decided to go with. It is called Happy Tails.
The room that will become the nursery.

Today I started to clean out the room that will become the nursery. I cleaned out the closets in both the dogs' room (which will become the guest room) and the guest room (which will become the nursery) and combined everything into the closet in the dogs' room. It all fit! I also measured and designed how I want the guest room to be set up. Now all we need to do is take apart the bed in the dog's room and clean the carpet in there so we can move the furniture in. George spent the day working on the outside of the house and cleaning the garage.

We haven't decided whether or not we will repaint the nursery. It is already a khaki-ish color so we could leave it if we wanted to. It was painted right before we moved in a little over 3 years ago, so it is fairly new paint as well. I guess when the bedding comes in we can see if it goes or if we need to change the paint.
We ordered the bedding set yesterday. It should be here in a week or so! Now we need to decide what furniture we are going to go with. It feels like things are finally getting moving!

Friday, September 19, 2008

My little monkey

I have decided that Myers must be part jumping bean or a monkey swinging on the umbilical cord or a soccer player in the making! He is moving all of the time now and I can feel him even when I get busy at school (less than a week ago I only felt him when I was sitting or laying still). Everything I have read says that babies are most active between weeks 24 and 28 because they are still small enough to move around freely yet big enough for you to feel them move. It's nice to feel him move b/c I know he is okay in there. I am sure soon he will be keeping me up at night with all of his movements and I will wish for a break, but it will be good training for when he is here and waking me up with his crying at night!

Yesterday I went into Gymboree just to look and they were having a sale, so of course I had to buy something! I bought a cute little shirt that says "Mommy's little monkey" and pants to go with it. The pants have a little monkey that fits into the pocket. It was too cute to pass up!

George mentioned last night that he is getting really excited about Myers's arrival. He said up until this point he has been exicted, but mostly nervous. I think he is worried that he won't know what to do with a baby, but he is so good with kids. When we work the church nursery all the babies always love him because of the silly faces he makes. Plus it will be a learning experience for both of us because although I have worked with babies and kids a lot, I of course have never had an infant to take care of 24/7!

Tomorrow Mom and I are going to the Baby Expo that is at the Cobb Galleria, so hopefully we will find some good stuff and possibly some ideas for furniture.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

23 weeks

Today is the beginning of week 23! Here is a belly shot with my new haircut...

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Our family blog

Since we are preparing for our new addition I thought I would begin a blog so everyone can keep up with what is going on.

As of tomorrow I will be 23 weeks pregnant! It is hard to believe that I am over halfway to the birth of our little baby boy. He is kicking pretty regularly, and it is so amazing everytime. To think there is a little person inside of me moving, flipping, and is truly a miracle!

Today George and I went to look at furniture. We found a set at Target that we really liked. It matches the bookshelves that we already have (thanks to Mom and Dad). However, when I came home to look at reviews online, it is no where to be found on the Target website. How frustrating! Oh well, we may just have to call the store and have it reserved for us instead of having it delivered to the house.

While we were at Target we bought one of those devices that allows you to hear the baby's heartbeat. We tried it, but couldn't hear anything yet. the instructions said you could hear sometime between 21 and 28 weeks, so we will continue to try!
Today we also started to organize and rearrange stuff in the basement so we can get the stuff that is in the soon to be nursery moved down there. We cleaned out the room with all my teaching stuff and the mud room. I also packed up 5 bags of stuff to take to Goodwill! Hopefully next weekend we can get the furniture in the dog's room taken apart so we can clean the carpets and move the guest room furniture in there.