Thursday, June 25, 2009

22 weeks!

I was struggling to think of a title for today when I suddenly realized that today marks 22 weeks!! Haha...you'd think I'd be more on top of stuff like this.

Cupcake is as active as ever today
. I think her daddy will even be able to feel her when he's home this weekend which I'm excited about. I'm waiting for the day that she gets Elliot when he's trying to climb me ;) That ought to be quite entertaining as he seems to think my rounded belly is a GREAT step to get where he wants.

I'm SO excited for tomorrow. It feels like it's been forever since I've seen my husband and I know Elliot misses his daddy, too. I'm so ready for someone else to be here to help me keep track of what he's getting into it. This past week he has really taken off on an adventurous streak which I knew was coming & it shouldn't surprise me but it's still annoying at times. This place isn't baby-proofed nearly as well as it should be. That will be our first order of business at our new place in August. Until then we'll just have to keep track of where and what he's getting himself into. Right now he's making it really hard to do anything on the computer because of his fascination with electrical cords - he keeps trying to yank out the power cord & now he's using my phone as a hammer to hit the back of the computer. You would never guess my son is into electronics would you? ;) He is truly his father's son!

I've been itching to get some scrapbooking done which means I've been putting off packing all of my stuff. I am so behind and I'm beginning to think I'll NEVER get caught up! I went into the office today with the hopes of getting something packed or at least get stuff organized enough to pack but Elliot was having none of that. He tried climbing on a chair but instead slipped and bonked his head which I'm sure didn't feel so hot but when he fell he noticed the power strip under the computer desk. *sigh* He was then determined to get to that which meant I spent more time keeping him away from electrocution than accomplishing anything. So once again another day is going to pass without me getting much of anything truly accomplished. I am really struggling because I'm not allowed and don't feel good enough (usually) to get much of anything done around here. I spend most of my time with Elliot but there is SO much that needs to be packed & the time is going by way too fast! We've really got to get our butts in gear so we can get out of here at the end of July!

I think Elliot is going to have his first night away from Mommy & Daddy this weekend. This is a big step for me as I've kept him so close this past year. A lot of it had to do with him being early & the need to keep him away from germs & what not. But, it's time for a break BIG time! He's been driving me nuts lately and I'm exhausted which is not a happy combination. My parents have agreed to take him for a night for us this weekend. It will be so strange to actually sleep through the night except for those times I have to pee ;) He LOVES his Grammy & Grampy though & I'm sure he'll do just fine & have a BLAST! He probably won't even notice Petey or I aren't there......haha.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


is the word of the day. Or better yet it's the word of the summer. Some days I find it really hard to believe that I'm dreaming about those days at camp when I thought I was stressed. Those days now seem like an eternity ago & I realize how good (& easy) life really was then. Hopefully in a few years I can look back at this summer and think the same thing - only time will tell though I suppose.

We celebrated Elliot's 1st birthday on the 14th at Brookside Park here in Ames. We had a great time with lots of family and some friends and he got some awesome new toys. Since then he's been busy hopping from one toy to the next & "dancing" along with anything that plays music. We were fortunate to have great weather that day, too. That was a big relief as we had no back up plan if we got rained out. The thought of fitting over 40 people in our tiny apartment made me shudder!

On June 11 we found out we are having a GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Petey & I had a hunch that that is what we were carrying but it has been confirmed. She was not shy in showing off what she was but we didn't get a great look at her face. Already she's acting like her brother in that regard..... She's an active little monkey though & I feel her moving almost ALL the time. She's also a strong one and can already pack quite a punch which makes me worried for how strong and hard those punches & kicks will be in a few weeks! I had another ultrasound yesterday and her head is still parked near my belly button and her feet are way down low which makes for some fun places to be kicked..... I have at least two more ultrasounds with the perinatologist's office & if everything is looking really good I probably will be able to just see my OB. I'm a little bummed about this - well more than a little - because I REALLY like Dr. Drake and her office in general. If she could be my doctor & I didn't have to worry about seeing anyone else I would be perfectly happy.

In other news:
-I miss my husband.
-I hate that we're living in two different places.
-Elliot still isn't sleepting through the night & he had a terrible night last night.
-My mom is doing radiation treatments daily in Ames which means they stay here every night.
-I feel queasy/nauseous after almost every meal. Some days are much better than others but I hate this feeling.
-October can't come fast enough - I'm ready for Cupcake to be here already.
-We won't be sharing our name choice before she is born - so DON'T ask!
-This heat could go away at any time and be replaced with 60-70 degree days - that would be fantastic!
- I really wish Bean lived with me. Since Bean can't I'd take almost any other cuddly cat/dog. I keep dropping hints that my birthday is Saturday & that I think this would be great - I'm not getting my hopes up though.