Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Nature for dinner

Tonight I really wanted some Tuna Helper. I went to the pantry to grab the box and THERE WASN'T ONE!! I didn't really have a backup plan so I decided to improvise a tuna noodle casserole. It was edible, but not the greatest thing ever. I think that God took pity on me and since my food wasn't so great, He gave me a beautiful group of visitors to watch while I ate. I had two doves and a hummingbird ALL IN ONE SHOT!!! I apologize for the shot being through the back door, but I didn't want to scare away my tiny diners!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Baby update...

Today I went to the doctor... It was a regular scheduled appointment. I was very thankful that I had the appointment today because I have been feeling really fatigued and sometimes I feel as if I am so lightheaded that I am going to pass out. On top of all of that, Luke was awfully still this morning. He is usually so active that I never get a break!! I got up, made my breakfast, and then after an hour I went back to bed. I got up in time to make lunch and get ready and then go to my appointment. The whole time that I was in the waiting room, guess who decided that it was time to start wiggling around like he was being chased by something?! After a very long wait, we made it back to the exam room. I told my doctor how awful I have been feeling and she said that it could be just "the end of pregnancy" but that she wanted to do blood work to make sure it wasn't anything else. She also confirmed that it looked as though the baby had "dropped" (yes, Dana and Casey, you were right). I also found out wonderful news that they do not try to stop labor after 36 weeks (which we will be on Saturday)! I have now switched to weekly doctor appointments. Hopefully this will be a better week... sorry for my lack of posts.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

In bloom

I was so excited today!!! I have this little plant that I have just loved for several years. I purchased it when I lived in Baton Rouge. Thanks to the extremely warm climate, it lived year-round. Since moving to Clarksville, most every plant I brought with me died. I thought my pink purslane was no exception.... I had good intentions when I brought it inside as the weather turned cold, but I forgot to water it after I became pregnant. When we were cleaning out the bedroom to make it into a nursery, I just stuck the pot outside. Well.... IT BLOOMED TODAY!!! I used to love to watch this plant each day. Buds on this plant only bloom on a sunny day and the bloom(s) only last that ONE day! It is such a delicate reminder of how short a life can be, but also how beautiful! Enjoy my bloom!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Nashville Baby Shower!

Here are some pictures from my Nashville baby shower! This shower was hosted by my friend Laurie and held at the West End Maggiano's!! We had such a good time. It was good company, really good food, and a great time! My SIL came in from Jackson, TN... my sister and my nanny came in from Birmingham... friends travelled all the way from Baton Rouge, Clarksville, and Murfreesboro!! It was so nice to see everyone and of course, Luke got LOTS of stuff!!!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Show us where you live: Entryway

The final segment of the house tour over at Kelly's Korner is for the entryway... here is mine.... this post also has some pictures of the house decked out for Josh's 30th birthday this weekend! Enjoy! The hall chest is from Rooms to Go, purchased about 6 years ago. The painting is from an estate sale that Josh and I went to when we were first married. I have had the lamp for as long as I have had the chest, cannot remember where it came from.
To the right of the chest are the stairs leading into the main living area.... and Dante.

Monday, July 6, 2009

the week ends, the week begins...

Busy times here! We have been fairly busy. Hopefully I can sum up and then get back on my regular schedule... Bullet points are your friend:

* we have ripped up all the landscaping at the front of the house, we are currently trying to fill in with dirt and hopefully we can get some new plants in there next weekend (this is why I did NOT participate in the Friday home tour, b/c my yard is a wreck

* we went to our first prenatal class on Thursday! Class was supposed to last from 7pm-9pm but it ran late!! We did not leave the hospital until 9:30pm!! Yikes! We did learn about the actual stay and we got a tour of the labor and delivery floor. I was happy to learn that the hospital encourages "rooming-in" so the baby gets to spend the majority of his time in the room with me!

* Friday I fought the craziness at Wal-Mart to grab some groceries to make some stuff to take over to the cookout that we were invited to over at Dana's. Wal-Mart was so nuts that I thought I was going to lose my mind and only managed to grab the ingredients I needed and a few more items, mostly frozen Popsicle type things... I think I was hot and thirsty! I bought Jello Pudding Pops, Edy's frozen strawberry bars, and some of those ice-pop things....

* Saturday we drove to Nashville to meet up with my cousin, her family, her parents! I have not seen my Aunt and Uncle in close to 10 years!! They got to meet Josh and I think that it was so wonderful to see them again and that the whole visit was so awesome!

* Saturday evening my sister and her friend drove in from Birmingham!!! I have been wanting her to visit forever!! She went to the cookout with us and then we ended up escaping the rain while playing Wii and waiting for the fireworks to start!!

* Sunday we all slept in, had Jersey Mikes, went to the Mall, and then we went for pizza at Old Chicago!

* My sister left today and Josh went to work, so I took the time to put my feet up to work on reducing some of my again-formed cankles!! :(