Thursday, October 23, 2014

38 weeks












38 weeks sounds like a bigger number than it feels.  Baby Prib's due date is in two weeks.  In two weeks Baby Pribs is allowed to enter this world with no fear of underdevelopment.  In two weeks I can be a mom.

These 38 weeks have dragged on and flown by all at the same time.  Wasn't it just last week that I saw that blue plus sign for the first time in my own bathroom?  And yet, the nursery has been set up and complete for what feels like forever.  All it needs is a baby.  My baby.

Everyone thinks they have the perfect advice for you whenever they find out you're expecting.  Especially if it's your first.  I really couldn't care less what others have to tell me.  I'm going to do what feels right and learn from my own mistakes.  

My 38 week appointment was today....nothing spectacular.  It'd be great if the doctor had said "Looks like the baby is ready to come out now....we miscalculated...you're ACTUALLY 40 weeks today!"   (Dream On).

But seriously.  I'm ready.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Things they should fiercely warn you about before you buy a house.



















You might get stuck with an officer who does not care about your loan application....thus letting it expire and forcing you to start over.

The paperwork and proof they need is never ending.  Do not rest easy when your advisor tells you that he has everything you need.  Stay on your toes.  Always on your toes.

You will want to punch your computer several times during this process.

The feeling of self doubt regarding whether the closing date will ever arrive is especially strong near the end of this journey.

You will want a filing cabinet before you start this process.  If you do not have one, you will be so ticked off at yourself.

Hope you have memorized the last 5 years of your life....because you have no choice if you want this house.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

note to self: when it gets cold

It got a wee bit on the chilly side last week.  Like, I was freezing and stayed in one room with a space heater for 4 days straight.  Walking Cooper did not happen.  Opening windows and enjoying the cool breeze did not happen.   Instead, I curled up in bed and whimpered myself to sleep.  They say that being pregnant is like having a little heater inside of you.  This is not true for me.  My 5lb heater is faulty.
So, here are some things I did to stay warm:

SCARF - not only do you look good, your neck stays nice and cozy.


HOT CHOCOLATE - even if you're not thirsty, just holding the cup will suffice.  YOUR HUSBAND'S SWEATER - the bigger the sweater, the better.













BAKING COOKIES - the true payoff is when you're done and can leave the oven door cracked and stand in front of the scalding heat.  There's nothing better.


CHILI - make a whole crockpot full of this stuff and keep your insides warm for the entire winter season.



I'm not quite sure what I'm going to do once it starts snowing.  I'm doomed.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

36 weeks














Baby Pribs is about 5 lbs and the Doctor was surprised by how active he was during today's visit.

We talked about when to call their office...in other words...I'm going to have a baby soon.

I also got the flu shot today.

The diaper pail is supposed to come today.  I'm more excited than I should be.

We also rearranged the nursery on Monday....because everyone does that right before they're about to give birth.

The lady at the post office asked me when I'm due.  This never happens.

I need to put together my hospital bag.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

35 weeks pregnant








































5 more weeks (maybe less?) and we will have a baby in the house!!  GET EXCITED, PEOPLE!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Sunday, September 7, 2014

word vomit

TODAY was the very first day, since living in Pittsburgh, that it felt like fall ALL.day.long.  It was glorious.  I almost had to put on my snow suit before heading out for church this morning.  That's how glorious it was.  



















We made a trip to Virginia last weekend and came back with a car load of stuff for the house and baby. 


















Yes, our front door is still purple.  Let's call it the purple people eater.  


Found some awesome things at TJ Maxx and Michaels to help complete the guest room and bathroom!

















The baby's room had some minor work done on it as well.  We covered up the outlet that sits RIGHT NEXT to the crib.  Baby won't be getting electrocuted anytime soon.



And I made banana pudding today.  Because it felt right.