Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Just Keep Swimming

I feel so negative lately.  It's terrible!  I know it's 100% because of my pregnancy but I just feel awful.  I want to be back to my old self (cry-cry-cry) right now!!  I was having horrible pains all day today and really wanted to just go home and lay in the bath, but I managed to stick it out at work.  Although, all day I had a horrible attitude, everyone probably wished I had gone home.  Almost all of my co-workers get on my nerves and I don't want them talking to me.  Obviously this doesn't work out so well b/c I am the office manager/travel coordinator and must speak and deal with everyone. 

I'm thinking of the movie, Finding Nemo when Doreen keeps saying, "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming" I can make it...I know I can...only a 3 more weeks!!!

So What Wed!

This week I am saying so what to:
  • I am tired of being pregnant, tired of working full-time and being pregnant, tired of doing laundry, cooking, cleaning and in general just tired of everything. 
  • I haven't even attempted to do Kaylie's hair all week!  At least she has been brushing it.
  • We are finally hiring a temp to be my replacement while on maternity leave.  I know she's not perfect but whatever it's for 10 weeks! She will do.
  • Bryan was not happy with dinner last night (again) and I really want to strangle this man.  I think there are a lot of working Moms (and some not working for that matter) that don't cook at all.  I come home every single night and cook - so stop complaining!!
  • I seriously have nothing ready for the new baby.  I'm not gonna lie I went into panic-mode the other night b/c at the very least I need to start buying diapers!
  • I can't wait to have a vacation.  We are trying to arrange a trip to the Frio River over Christmas and I'm super excited!! 
What am I wearing on this Wed.??
Uhhhh...I hate what I'm wearing and I'm so ready to never wear anything in my closet that is maternity again!!!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Exactly 1 Month

So if I can make it to Oct. 24th to have this baby then officially today I have 1 month left to be pregnant!  Whooo-hoooo!!  I know some women get all emotional after they have the baby and miss that feeling of being pregnant BUT not me.  I'm like in heaven after I give birth.  It's like I can finally start to get my body back and my life.  Although, I did go through some depression after Kelly but I think it was because of all the change.  Life had been so easy for me for so long.  Kaylie was 7 years old and it was like all of a sudden I was starting from scratch.  I think this time will have it's fair share of struggles because Kelly is still so little but at the same time I'm baby ready because of Kelly.  I have a Dr.'s appt. tomorrow so we'll see if my Dr. suggests having this baby girl (LOL...I think!) on Oct. 17th!!  :)

Friday, September 21, 2012

Friday you couldn't have come fast enough

This week has been a rough one for me.  The stress of my job the new baby coming and all my other "normal" stuff really took a toll on me this week.  I actually cried to my Mom on my drive to get Kelly AND I cried to Bryan on my drive home after I picked up Kelly.  Surprisingly Bryan was very nice and said good things.  Sometimes Bryan has a tendency to just get aggravated with me when I start crying.  It's like he hears my voice shake and all of a sudden he can't handle anything I'm going to say.  Anyway, he didn't do that last night so that was nice.  Also, he took it upon himself to unload the dishwasher AND make dinner for everyone - salad included - just to give me a break.  I was so thankful that he did that b/c another thing that happened in the mist of my breakdown on my drive home was that when I got to the sitters house to get Kelly she was running a fever and looked horrible.  Poor baby it was written all over her face that she was sick.  I immediately gave her Tylenol when we got home.  And she seemed okay throughout the night.  This morning she was smiley and fever free so I took her to the sitter and dragged myself into work.  My job right now is just crazy busy and I'm basically doing two jobs.  One would think people would be like, gee she's 8 almost 9 months pregnant we should probably chill out on this girl but NO instead it's the exact opposite!  Their like...OMG, your pregnant and about to be out for 2 months so we're going to dump as much on you as we possibly can before you leave.  Anyway...with all the stress I'm under I really am starting to think Oct. 24th is too long for me to wait.  I might just go with the Oct. 17th due date.  I see my Dr. on Tuesday so I will discuss with her again but I'm really starting to feel like the sooner I can have this baby the better. 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

So What! Wednesday

So what if...
  • I want another dog.  Bryan almost died when I told him but I really-really-really want a little dog again.  Is it that bad to have 3 kids and 2 dogs??
  • I am taking off work 2 days before the new baby arrives.  I need those 2 days to get ready!  Although with Kaylie I worked the day my water broke and with Kelly I only took 1 day.
  • I left work early yesterday to get my hair done. 
  • I can't wait to be able to drink again.  I'm not a huge drinker to begin with but not being able to drink for almost 18 months really kind of stinks.
  • I still haven't bought any boy outfits.  I don't think I will either. 
  • I need to buy another crib mattress for the 2nd crib but I'm really moving slow on getting baby ready this time.  It must be b/c it's #3!
  • Did I already say I want another dog?? I really do!  I'm thinking a shih tzu.  :)
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    What am I wearing Wed.?

Very comfy dress...although I feel a little like where is waldo!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Sunday Dinner

Bryan has really been disappointed and a little sad lately about our dinners.  The truth is I love to cook and Bryan got a little spoiled there for a while.  I was making him home-cooked yummy dinners that most men would love to have.  But let's face it when you have an 8 year old, 1 year old and your pregnant (and work full time) it makes it a little difficult to be standing in the kitchen for hours cooking.  Yesterday was a rainy Sunday so it made for the perfect day for me to whip up one of Bryan's favorite meals.  Of course I learned this from my Mom she always called it "Pigs in a Blanket" although I never understood why b/c I think technically "Pigs in a Blanket" are sausage inside I call it "Stuffed Cabbage" and Bryan LOVES this meal.  It's time consuming and has the potential to make a mess, hence why I haven't made it in so long.  Anyway...he was a very happy man last night and that made me feel good.  I really love when I can cook something that he will enjoy.  I wish I had more time to do this everyday! 
First you have to boil the cabbage leaves...then you start your meat mixture. 1lb Ground beef, rice and diced tomatoes (I used diced tomatoes with green chilies for a little spice).
Once your cabbage leaves are soft (but not too soft) you drain the pot and pour ice-cold water on them.  Once cool enough to handle you begin stuffing the meat mixture into the leaves.  Stuff, roll, repeat.
Have your pan coated with spaghetti sauce and begin placing the cabbage rolls into the pan.

Once you have the whole pan full pour the remaining spaghetti sauce on top of the cabbage.  Cook in the oven for 1hour at 350. 

I also made a homemade lentil soup with a recipe I stole from a magazine at the Dr.'s office.  I loved it but Bryan's not the biggest fan of lentils so he thought this was just okay.  So Sunday was spent pretty much indoors b/c of the rain and it was perfect.  Happy husband, football on TV, Kaylie and Kelly playing and Mommy cooking.  Oh the good life! 

Friday, September 14, 2012

Yay for Friday!

It's Friday so of course I am in a good mood!  Plus, Kelly belly is finally not sick and back to acting like her normal happy-smiley self.  Kaylie is doing awesome in school so far and having a great attitude so I really can't complain about anything.  Wellllll...almost anything...I am super uncomfortable now and feeling very tired but I only have about 1 month to go so at least an end is in sight.  When I really think about how close it is I start to get nervous.  I am also a little scared about the possibility of it being a boy.  I really don't think it is but then in the back of my mind I know there is a chance.  I'm just not baby boy prepared but I suppose it will all work out no matter what.  Anywhooo...happy Friday! 

p.s. when I got out of the shower this morning...this is what my bed looked like!

If you notice Kaylie's head is on the pillow so yes she once again crawled into bed with us...and Coby get off our bed!!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Sleeping Dog

Kaylie has been crawling into our bed in the middle of the night for a couple weeks now and it's NOT okay.  I'm already big and pregnant and uncomfortable and then to have our 8-year old smashed in between Bryan and I is no good.  She tosses and turns and makes our king-size bed feel like a twin. So last night at dinner (yes, I did cook for everyone despite saying I would no longer) Bryan and I told Kaylie she needed to stay in her bed all night and stop sneaking into our bed.  End-of-conversation.  We also have a 100lb lab that likes to also sneak onto the foot of our bed once we are sound asleep.  Of course as soon as Bryan or I knows he is on the bed we kick him off.  Well around 2am I felt with my feet what I think is Coby- our dog and kick him (pretty hard) off the bed.  When I suddenly hear, "Ahhhhhhh" and lots of crying.  Of course I jumped out of bed and realize I have just kick the crap out of Kaylie!!!!  She was crying her back hurt and her ankle and was basically hysterical.  I was trying to calm her down but at the same time asking her what in the world was she thinking?? She said she didn't want us to know she was in our bed.  OMG!! the end b/c I felt so bad for kicking her onto the floor I let her (once-again) sleep in between Bryan and I.  So not only was I smashed all night but I also struggled to go back to sleep!  KIDS!!! 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

So What Wednesday

So what if....
  • I told both Bryan and Kaylie that I will no longer cook either one of them dinner.  I will now only feed Kelly and myself.  If it's not one of them complaining about what I have cooked then it's both of them and I refuse to deal with it any longer!
  • I'm so sick of wearing the same clothes but I really don't want to buy new maternity clothes...I'm so close to the end.
  • I'm considering dying my hair brown just so I don't have to deal with highlighting it while on maternity leave.  Uhhh...I just look so much better blonde! 
  • I'm still giving Kelly belly a bottle early in the morning.  The pedi told me yesterday to stop but it's almost the only time she is a cuddle bunny with me still.  I don't want to lose that time with her.
  • I feel mega guilty about having this next baby when Kelly is still so little. 
  • I told Bryan I'm going to wait to have this baby until Oct. 24th (b/c of work) and he was not pleased he was really pushing for Oct. 17th...I think the guy is ready for me to back to myself!  I can't blame him.
  • Kaylie has been sneaking into our bed in the middle of the night again for the last week and I know when she is doing it but I don't have the energy to say anything.
  • Has anyone seen the Abby and Brittany show on TLC?  This may be really wrong of me but the show is really distrubing and hard for me to watch. 
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What am I wearing Wednesday??
(it's another recycled outfit but at least I don't have flip-flops on!)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

12 Month Check-Up and Shots

This morning Kelly had a her 12 month check up.  I wanted to reschedule the shots because she just started feeling better after 7 days of illness but her Dr. said she was fine to receive the shots.  Poor was 4 shots in total.  Anyway, I hope she will be okay today.  I worry and worry and worry about my babies!  Her growth percentiles are:
  • Weight - 83.86%
  • Height - 95.16%
  • FOC (head) - 53.76%
So she is looking good and on track.  He did say we need to switch to whole milk and also decrease the amount she is drinking just slightly.  Which makes sense b/c it does seem like she drinks a LOT of milk. 

This afternoon I have a Dr.'s appt. so we'll see how this new baby is doing in my belly!  I am so tired already though and feel like I have just ran a marathon.  Dr.'s office, babysitter, work-work-work, my Dr.'s office and back to work-work-work!  A lot of running around and not a lot of fun.  ;)

Monday, September 10, 2012

Sunday Funday

Sunday was Kelly's birthday party and luckily she was finally starting to feel better.  She still wasn't totally herself b/c it really had been less than 24hrs of her being fever free but at least she didn't have a fever and was starting to feel better.  Her party turned out well and she got lots of great presents and super cute clothes!
 Update:  below are some pic's from Nanna!  They turned out really cute!
p.s. you can see a bruise on her forehead...she fell on the coffee table the day before. 

 This was her present from Mommy & Daddy...we gave this to her on her actual bday!
 The cupcake - cake I made for her. 
 Kaylie and her cousins ate lunch outside in her tree house.  It was so pretty outside.
 Kelly smiling while we all sang happy birthday to her. 
Kaylie, Blake and Kelly Belly just before she dug into her cake.  She loved it!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Happy Birthday Kelly Madison

Happy Birthday to my baby girl! 

On your 1st birthday I want you to know:
  • Mommy, Daddy, Kaylie & Coby love you sooo much!
  • you are trying to get over a virus that just won't go away
  • it will be 100+ degrees outside today
  • you refuse to wear socks - shoes are obviously a no-go too!
  • you walk like a professional and try to climb on everything
  • you drink straight up milk now - Thank you Jesus!
  • you pretty much only drink from sippy cups - no more bottles
  • you love all food - except peas
  • your two favorite toys are your bejeweled baby and your kitchen set
  • you are so much fun and I thank GOD every day for giving you to us

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Poor Baby

Kelly was sick yesterday - actually she wasn't feeling well on Tuesday and the sitter called to tell me she had a fever in the afternoon.  Her fever was worse on Wed.  (102.6) so I stayed home with her and took her to the Dr.  The Dr. was an entire mess in itself b/c the Katy office (where we normally go b/c I have been with the same Dr. since Kaylie was born - 8yrs now!) was booked solid and that really made me mad.  So I called the Cypress location (which is where we live, so I should go there anyway, but like my old school pedi) and they could see her but the Dr. we saw was awful.  He was short with his answers and rude and I will never see him again.  I really have no clue how he has any patients at all.  Anyway, they said it was just a virus (surprise!) and it needs to run it's course.  She is back at the sitter today and I hope she will be okay.  I feel so guilty leaving her when I know she's not 100% herself.  She really needs her mommy!  This is when work really sucks more than normal.  Hopefully she will feel better before her bday party on Sunday. 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Almost 1!

I can't believe Kelly Belly will be 1 year old Friday.  Time has really flown by!

Quick Updates

Weekend was good.  For starters we got our A/C fixed on Friday.  I met our a/c guy around 11am and he wasn't finished until around 2pm.  I had to work from home which meant me sitting in a hot house on my laptop but none of that mattered as long as the a/c was working again!  Saturday Bryan did house work and Kaylie, Kelly and I all went to the mall.  Sunday we swam at my parents pool and then had dinner at Bryan's mom's house.  Joven, Ellye and Kaylie all swam in the pool in the back yard and we had some yummy BBQ.  Monday we hung out at my parents pool and had dinner there.  Kaylie and Blake ran around like maniacs and Kelly belly entertained us all. was a wonderful Labor Day weekend.  Now back to work.  BOO!!