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As of February 23, 2012, I have a very sweet, very cute little boy. Baby PGS is my world now.

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Monday, December 17, 2012

Update on Baby PGS

My little man is now 9½ months old. He's finally got a tooth. This past weekend, he finally cut his first tooth. Mind you, he's been teething since he was two months old!
He's a whopping 24 lbs and a perfectly average 28.5" long. <3
He's starting to walk. He has the ability to walk unassisted, but prefers to crawl still.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

An Introduction to Baby PGS

I know, I know, it's been forever and a day since I updated this thing. But here's the super quick update: February 23, 2012 at 9:36 AM Eastern, Baby S. was born. He was 20.5" and weighed a whopping 7 lbs, 15.7 oz (they just rounded up to 8.0 even). I was induced for pre-eclampsia, so he was born at 38 weeks, 1 day gestation. Not the full 40+ weeks of the average first time mom, but he was still full term and healthy. Healthy is the key word and most important. Baby PGS, as he will from here on out be known, was a nursing champ from the get-go. Seriously, his latch was perfect from birth, his nurses joked that he should teach their breastfeeding course. So in that sense, I've been pretty lucky as far as breastfeeding goes. Don't get me wrong, it has had its little bumps in the road here and there, but in comparison to a few of my friends, he and I have had it easy. Fast forward to today, he is 20 lb, 27" happy baby. Okay, he's as happy as a teething five and a half month can be. Most days, he's smiley all day long. But the last couple of weeks, the teething must be really bothering him because he gets really fussy and doesn't sleep well anymore. But for the most part, his amber necklace seems to be doing its job. I think in the evenings when he gets really fussy, I may have to give him some Tylenol. I hate giving him medicine because I don't want to overdose him, y'know? I think the only reason he gets fussier and pulls at his lower jaw so much in the evenings is that he's tired and the distractions from the pain that work earlier in the day don't work as well then. Sorry to anyone expecting to see photos of my little man. I won't be posting them. So unfortunately, you won't be seeing just how freaking cute my little man is! I can post this Instagram though. You'll just have to guess how cute he is. :P

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me we pillage, we plunder, we rifle, and loot, drink up, me 'earties, yo ho we kidnap and ravage and don't give a hoot, drink up me 'earties, yo ho

Day #30: Your favorite theme park attraction/ride
I've never actually been to any of the theme parks, so I chose the only ride that I know is in the park. Sorry...

a dream is a wish your heart makes when you're fast asleep in dreams you lose your heartaches whatever you wish for, you keep

Day #29: Your favorite theme park
I've never been to any of the theme parks. I had the chance to go when I was in high school, but it cost too much money at the time. So I chose the first park: Walt Disney World in Florida.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

a dream is a wish your heart makes when you're fast asleep in dreams you lose your heartaches whatever you wish for, you keep

Day #28: Your favorite quote
Hmm...this requires some thought, because I have no idea off the top of my head what my favorite Disney quote is.

After some thought (a.k.a. taking the easy way out, lol), I decided to go with...

Monday, February 27, 2012

some of us fall by the wayside and some of us soar to the stars and some of us sail through our troubles and some have to live with the scars

Day #27: Saddest death
While I'm sure there are sadder deaths, I think to me the death of a child's father in front of him is one of the saddest possible deaths to portray in a children's movie.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

be our guest be our guest put our service to the test tie your napkin 'round your neck, cherie and we provide the rest

Day #26: Your favorite scene from your favorite movie
I love the show put on by Lumiere and the rest of the castle staff when they give Belle dinner. :) Lumiere is one of my favorite Disney characters of all time.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

if I die young, bury me in satin lay me down on a bed of roses sink me in the river at dawn send me away with the words of a love song the sharp knife of a short life, well I've had just enough time

Day #25: A movie that makes you cry
When I looked through the challenge list and saw Day 27 on there, I originally saved this picture for that day (along with the picture that I chose to use on Day 27). But I decided that the other scene fit better on Day 27. Up had a saddening montage of the lives of Ellie and Carl, and while most of it probably goes over the heads of the children watching the movie, there are some very sad things shown. And then when she dies, I did tear up a little. And for me, that's about as close to crying at a movie as I'm going to get.

Friday, February 24, 2012

our lives are made in these small hours these little wonders, these twists & turns of fate time falls away, but these small hours, these small hours still remain

Day #24: A movie that makes you laugh
This is really easy, yet really hard at the same time. I had to think of a movie that made me laugh more than sad, or didn't even make me sad at all. So I decided that Meet the Robinsons was a good choice. I don't remember any sadness when watching it, but I do remember laughing a lot. :D

Thursday, February 23, 2012

it is so easy to see dysfunction between you and me we must free up these tired souls before the sadness kills us both

Day #23: An underrated movie
This is kind of like the overrated movie yesterday. It's hard to think of a movie that is underrated... I'm going to pick one of the DisneyNature documentaries because I like them, but they don't get that much press. At least, I haven't seen much when there is a new DisneyNature film coming out.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

life is a highway I wanna ride it all night long if you're going my way I wanna drive it all night long

Day #22: An overrated movie
Hmm...I can easily think of movies that got way too much press and weren't worth watching, but I don't remember anyone giving glowing reviews of those movies. Just the hype to go out and see the movie because of the franchise and products available for purchase. So...I'm choosing to go with the Disney movie I still have not seen that people were all like, "oh em gee, you have to see ____!!"

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

when the road looks rough ahead and you're miles and miles from your nice warm bed you just remember what your old pal said boy, you've got a friend in me

Day #21: Favorite sequel
Not really that hard to pick because most of the Disney sequels have been lame direct to VHS/DVD/Blu-ray movies that never should have been made in the first place. Especially for the sequels that I'm pretty sure the original voice cast was dead by the time the studio got around to making a sequel.
But anyway, I loved Toy Story when I was a kid and even liked Toy Story 2. But I liked Toy Story 3 more than I liked Toy Story 2, so it's my favorite sequel. That could change when the Monters, Inc. sequel is finally a reality - unless it totally sucks. :(

Monday, February 20, 2012

in Napoli where love is king when boy meets girl here's what they say when the moon hits you eye like a big pizza pie that's amore

Day #20: Your least favorite Pixar film
While the previous was very hard to narrow it down to just one, today was pretty easy. Most Disney-Pixar movies, I have seen at least three times, but this one, only once.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

I wouldn't be nothing if I didn't have you I wouldn't know where to go wouldn't know what to do I don't have to say it 'cause we both know it's true

Day #19: Your favorite Pixar film
This was really hard, because I love almost every Pixar movie. But I finally decided that Monsters, Inc. was my favorite if I have to choose just one favorite (instead of 5+, lol).

Saturday, February 18, 2012

just whistle while you work and cheerfully together we can tidy up the place so hum a merry tune it won't take long when there's a song to help you set the pace

Day #18: Your least favorite classic
This is easy. I haven't liked this movie since the first time I saw it. When my mom came to visit in October, somehow it came up and she said that when I was two or three years old and saw Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs for the first time, I kept calling Snow White stupid because she ate an apple from a stranger, lol.

Friday, February 17, 2012

I know you, I danced with you once upon a dream I know you, the gleam in your eye is so familiar a gleam

Day #17: Your favorite classic
I had a little bit of a hard time with this one. I wasn't sure whether my favorite was Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty. But after a couple minutes of thought, I came to the conclusion that I like Aurora more than Cinderella.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

oh this is the night, it's a beautiful night and we call it bella notte look at the skies, they have stars in their eyes on this lovely bella notte

Day #16: The first movie you saw
I don't remember. Even from ages that I can remember, I don't remember what the first Disney movie I saw was. And since Lady and the Tramp was just re-released, I'm going to go with that one since we haven't purchased it yet and I want it. :P

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

you wanna know how to make me smile take control, own me just for the night and if I share my secret you're gonna have to keep it nobody else can see this

Woohoo!! I am officially 37 weeks pregnant today. Do you know what that means? Baby S. is full term now. Of course, another week or so is always better, but still. This means I can stop feeling so d*** guilty that I want nothing more than for him to be born already. I'm still having contractions daily, but of course, they're still inconsistent and don't fall under "signs of labor" yet.

I have three doctor appointments to share about today. Last week's prenatal appointment, this morning's prenatal appointment and this afternoon's pediatrician appointment.

Last week for my 36 week appointment, I had the GBS test (look it up if you're so curious, because I'm not explaining it :P). I also had my cervix checked...still hate those. No dilation and she didn't say anything to me about effacement. :( And because I mentioned that there was less movement than before, I had an unexpected NST after my appointment. Baby S. was probably sleeping when they first hooked me up to the monitors because after about 15 minutes, he got "buzzed" (quick vibration on either side of my stomach to hopefully startle him into movement). Luckily, he started moving around some more and the NST didn't have to go on too long.

For the first time this pregnancy, my weekly appointment falls on the same day as the week starts. :) Normally, my doctor is not in the office at all on Wednesdays because it's her surgery day, but this week is different. She was supposed to be out of the office all week, so I was scheduled to see another doctor tomorrow morning, but yesterday morning I received a phone call from her nurse about rescheduling for today with my regular OB. But weight gain is normal and not a problem. Baby S. is finally measuring closer to his gestational age; I wasn't told my exact fundal height, just that he's measuring on track. So I took that to mean that he's not measuring as far ahead anymore. But I can't catch a break this pregnancy, my BP has been super slowly going up the last few appointments and this morning it was a huge jump from last week. Nothing has changed, yet my BP was 140/86!!

This afternoon my fiancé and I met with a pediatrician for Baby S. She's pretty young, but on paper I liked her because she, like her colleagues, is affiliated with the local children's hospital and the pediatrician practice is also affiliated with the hospital that I'm pre-registered to give birth at. She is going to be his pediatrician because both of us liked her. She was easy to talk to and didn't treat us like she knows everything because she has the medical license. She said a lot of things depend on how the baby is once he gets here. While some things seem black and white, they're not because each child is different.

sing with me now sha-la-la-la-la-la my, oh, my look at the boy too shy he ain’t gonna kiss the girl sha-la-la-la-la-la ain’t that sad ain’t it shame, too bad you gonna miss the girl

Day #15: Your favorite kiss
I honestly don't remember the kisses in most of the movies. So this is a harder one to complete. It feels a little weird to Google "Disney kisses," so I wasn't going to be doing that, lol. Instead, I chose to watch all the Disney movies we own. I mean, c'mon now, I'm currently 37 weeks pregnant, what else am I going to do? We have everything as ready for Baby S. as we can. And I chose to go with the almost kiss by Ariel and Prince Eric. If only because I ♥ the "Kiss the Girl" sequence, lol.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

it's out with the old and in with the new, goodbye clouds of grey, hello skies of blue a dip in the pool, a trip to the spa endless days in my chaise the whole world according to moi

Day #14: Your least favorite song
I don't really know what my least favorite Disney song is. I guess I could take the easy way out and just pick a song from the movie I absolutely cannot stand. But that seems lame to do. So...after some thought, I will come back to this post and have my least favorite picked out. :)

I decided on one of Sharpay's songs. I just can't stand that character, lol.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Just listen to teacher I know it sounds sordid But you'll be rewarded When at last I am given my dues And injustice deliciously squared Be prepared!

Day #13: Your favorite villain song
This is pretty easy, because even though Scar is by no means my favorite villain. He's quite awful and unlikeable in my opinion. I like this song, the hyenas are so creepy with their marching and zombie-like movements.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

can you feel the love tonight the peace the evening brings the world, for once, in perfect harmony with all its living things

Day #12: Your favorite love song
For whatever reason, "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" from The Lion King is jumping out at me as my favorite Disney love song.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

he hit the heights at breakneck speed from zero to hero Herc is a hero now he's a hero yes indeed!

Day #11: Your favorite song
Nothing was popping out at me as my favorite Disney song. So this required some thought...and I finally decided that "Zero to Hero" from Hercules was as close to a favorite as I have. I love the Muses. They're the most entertaining characters in the movie.

Friday, February 10, 2012

oh the blue bird down in the cherry tree and the busy buzz of the bumblebee evening bells a-ringin' whip-poor-wills a-singin' well they don't mean much to me!

Day #10: Your favorite original character (Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, etc.)
Umm...honestly, I don't really care for the original characters. I do kind of like Daisy, so I chose her. But I don't know if she counts, sorry.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

tale as old as time tune as old as song bittersweet and strange finding you can change learning you were wrong

Day #9: Your favorite couple
Really? You had to ask? C'mon now, three of the first four days used characters from the same movie, lol. If isn't obvious by now, my favorite is Belle and Beast.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

dancing bears painted wings things I almost remember, and a song someone sings once upon a December

It's Week 36 now. Only four more to go...I think. My doctor made a comment about only four to go after my appointment last week, which would put me no later than 39 weeks when Baby S. is born.

I haven't mentioned it in a while, but the belly picture collage is completed up to Week 35. Each week, I add the current belly pic and then once Baby S. is born, I will post the picture. :)

I'm still having frequent, but inconsistent contractions. It sucks so badly because I can't find anything to give me relief. So I've resorted to tears, lol. I really hope when I have my appointment tomorrow morning that I find out I'm dilated a little bit. Just so that these contractions and this discomfort hasn't been for nothing.

shh! trust me, pet Mother knows best Mother knows best listen to your mother it's a scary world out there

Day #8: Your favorite villain
I don't actually like the villains most of the time. Apparently the Disney writers are doing a good job of making the villains bad and unlikable, lol. But as far as villains go, I kind of like Mother Gothel.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

there - you're ready not yet an apple for serenity... a pendant for balance... beads of jade for beauty you must proudly show it now add a cricket just for luck and even you can't blow it

Day #7: Your favorite sidekick
Crickie and Mushu are my favorite sidekicks. I know it asked for one sidekick, but I couldn't pick just one. When I thought of my favorite sidekick, immediately these two popped into my head. And I couldn't pick just one then, lol.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

put on your Sunday clothes, there's lots of world out there get out the brillantine and dime cigars we're gonna find adventure in the evening air

Day #5: Your favorite hero
Who doesn't love WALL-E? I mean, even the cold EVE learns to love him. Plus, it's so cute his weird obsession with the human junk he sees every day. My favorite part is when he finds a diamond ring in a jewelry box and tosses the ring back into the trash heaps, but keeps the box to put in his collection, lol.

Friday, February 3, 2012

who is that girl I see staring straight back at me why is my reflection someone I don't know

Day #3: Your favorite heroine
While I guess that technically a heroine could be any protagonist female in a movie, I chose to take it a little more literally and choose my favorite heroine that actually saved people. :)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

there goes the baker with his tray, like always the same old bread and rolls to sell ev'ry morning just the same since the morning that we came to this poor provincial town

Day #2: Your favorite princess
She didn't start the movie as a princess, but she became one by the end (marriage). And she's been included in the Disney Princesses group for as long as I can remember. :)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

sometimes these cuts are so much deeper than they seem you'd rather cover up I'd rather let them bleed so let me be and I'll set you free

We're now officially in Week 35! Which means there are approximately 35 days left. I'm to the point of being so darn impatient! I'm so ready to meet Baby S.! While on one hand, I want the healthiest baby possible...on the other hand, I am so over being pregnant.

Sunday morning, I ended up in L&D for observation. I was having so many Braxton-Hicks contractions that I had to go in and get a shot to stop the contractions. I ended up there for almost four hours. I have a nasty bruise on my left wrist from where the stupid RN in OB Triage stuck the needle clear through my vein. I was in so much pain from that. Whatever she did, I couldn't feel my index finger at all, and I could barely feel my thumb and middle finger. I felt like such a baby because I couldn't stop crying. But when she went through my vein like that, I was in so much pain, I couldn't even talk for a minute. If I'd been more awake when she wanted to put the IV in, I would have refused the IV. I wasn't dehydrated, so I still have no idea why I needed two bags of IV fluids to hydrate me.
Those are pictures of my left hand/wrist later the same day as the ill-fated needle pokes. As you can tell from my latest trip to the L&D department of the hospital I'm supposed to deliver at, I really don't want to go back there until I absolutely have to. Which means, if I can help it, I won't be returning until I am for sure in labor and coming home with a baby in a day or two. And honestly, the only reason I don't want to switch hospitals is because I really like my doctor. I feel comfortable with her. What really pissed me off about the nurse blaming me for the screwed up needle poke is that I know I did not jerk my hand away like she claimed I did. I may be terrified of needles, but I never move in a jerky motion when someone is attempting to insert a port for an IV or a blood draw. If anything, I stiffen up and am too tense.

I'm so behind on getting stuff done. I haven't started my "Thank You" cards for my shower yet. :( And I have a baby book to start filling out for Baby S.; it's a super cute baby journal that goes up to age three. But the first few pages are for before the baby is born. Y'know, stuff like who Mom and Dad are and the grandparents.

And because my fiancé's mom was here last week, I'm so not in the mood to cook. She's from Michigan like I am, but currently lives in the Netherlands, so when she's in the States, she likes to go out to eat at her favorite restaurants. Which means while she was here, I didn't cook once. So not a good situation for the girl who hates to cook as it is, lol. And it doesn't help that I have so many contractions all day long now and standing for any period of time irritates my feet/legs due to the minimal swelling I have going on. The swelling in my hands bothers me more than the swelling in my feet. If only because I use my hands more.

be our guest be our guest put our service to the test tie your napkin 'round your neck, cherie and we provide the rest

Time for the February 30 Day Challenge, it's the 30 Day Disney Challenge. Yes, I know there are only 29 days this month, but that's okay. The 29th will just be a double post day.

Day #1: Your favorite character
One of the characters from my favorite Disney movie, Beauty and the Beast.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

I'm already there take a look around I'm the sunshine in your hair I'm the shadow on the ground I'm the whisper in the wind I'm your imaginary friend and I know I'm in your prayers oh I'm already there

According to the due date, I'm 34 Weeks pregnant today...but according to measurements and LMP, I'm 37 Weeks today. I'm sure plenty of people will disagree and call me a bad mom-to-be for it, but I just want Baby S. out. I'm so sick of being pregnant. I hurt, I'm moodier than normal and I'm just over it. :'(

Anyway, Saturday was my baby shower. It was pretty fun. Guests were so much more generous than I expected or even thought I was worth. So that was very nice of them. I have some of the best friends in the world. :) I'm so thankful for them. And also, the mini-crib mattress that my mom ordered for us came yesterday, so Baby S.'s bed is all set. Now, I just have to get my butt in gear and write out the "Thank You" cards. Because I don't think there will be much time for card writing once Baby S. is here, lol.

According to my fiancé, my mood instantly improved when we got back to Michigan and more specifically the Metro Detroit area. I can't help it, I miss home. Yes, I'm trying and yes, I've made some new friends. But it's still so much better to be around my friends who have known me forever - if only because that whole awkward, beginning friendship stage is already over. We already know one another, we're not trying to learn who the other one is.

As I mentioned last week, my fiancé's mom is visiting us this week. I'm super grateful that yesterday she bought us the travel system. This means that there is nothing that we need anymore because we have a carseat that rear faces and holds an infant as little as 5lbs.

Now, back to my pity party. As usual, I'm home alone with no clue when someone else will be home again. I guess that's what I get for taking a short nap in attempt to get rid of my migraine: people leave without so much as leaving a note. :(

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

life is short, love is sweet ain't no time like this time baby goes by so fast can't get it back there ain't no time like this time

After falling asleep around 2:00, 2:30 this morning, I woke up at about 7:00 to do what else: pee. And when I laid back down, I noticed that Baby S. had hiccups. I was about to be all annoyed with him for always moving around when I try to fall asleep and then I realized that hiccups are a much better movement than the kicks, punches and rolls that I usually get about 10-15 minutes after I lie down to sleep each night. And my annoyance went away pretty quickly. But then my tummy got here I am typing up a blog post and eating breakfast. I would much rather be sleeping; too bad sleep seems to be a luxury I am not allowed.

Last week, was my re-scheduled ultrasound. We got to see Baby S. moving around this time! At the 20 week anatomy scan, he wasn't very active - or at least, the tech didn't point out any movement to us like she did on Thursday. He was moving his jaw, so he was either swallowing or sucking his thumb. But he's already head down and low...yet another reason for me to wonder if my due date is correct. According to the estimates, he's approximately 5.0lbs already...which puts him in the 80th percentile! I'm terrified that he's going to be a 9+ pound baby and tear me like no other. Originally, I didn't want an epidural, but I'm about 90% sure that I want one now. And since my only reason for not wanting it before was that I don't like needles, I don't see the big deal in changing my mind.

But's Week 33 now! Only seven left. Time is flying by. It could just be that almost every month there has been at least one big distraction, so it helps it feel like it's going by faster than if I'd had nothing to look forward to each month except waking up the next day, lol.

Saturday is my baby shower. I hope it goes well. A few of my friends should be there. And then on Sunday, I am meeting up with a friend and her husband for lunch since she's unable to make it to the shower due to work. All I know about the shower really is what time, what day, where and that my mom and our friend were out buying decorations yesterday. Other than that, I have no idea who was invited or how many people were invited. I have no idea who RSVP'd, so I don't have a clue who will be there. It should be interesting at the least and fun at the most. :)

Also on Saturday, we have to pick up my fiancé's mom from the airport. She's staying for a week or so. I don't know how long she's staying for. I'm just hoping that the visit goes well...

Big sigh. The only thing that I'm truly not looking forward to about the baby shower is people giving me stupid, unsolicited advice. I'm not sure I can handle people telling me things like, "Get your sleep while you can!" or "Everything changes when you have a baby!"
Obviously, those people have never been pregnant and in near constant pain. I envy the women who have super easy pregnancies. While I know in many aspects mine has not been that bad, it's definitely not an experience that I want to have again. And especially within in the next couple of years. Yes, I want a little girl, too. But I'm not so sure that I want to go through another pregnancy. Talking about having any more kids, I told my fiancé that unless I start tracking my ovulation and am serious about figuring that stuff out, don't take me seriously when I say I want another child. Unless I say to him, "This, this and this day are the best bets for conceiving a little girl." there are no more babies, lol.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

"you're just a fool, just a fool to believe you can change the world" don't listen to them when they say "you're just a fool, just a fool to believe you can change the world" oh, the smallest thing can make all the difference love is alive, don't listen to them when they say "you're just a fool, just a fool to believe you can change the world"

It's now Week 32 of pregnancy!! Only eight more weeks to go; 56 days until the due date. Who knows when he's going to make his debut though.

Tomorrow is my rescheduled ultrasound from last week. I'm excited to "see" Baby S. again. Hopefully his kidneys have done what they were supposed to do since the anatomy scan. I really don't want him to have any problems.

We got a dresser for the nursery. I have to go through the baby clothes we've acquired and put them in the dresser. Possibly wash them, too, so they're nice and fresh for Baby S. when he's born. And the other night, my fiancé opened the pack 'n play and set it up. Then he made me do it. :( It wasn't too hard to set up or take down, it's just that my tummy prevents me from bending down far enough to pull the cord to take the PNP down. So I was frustrated while trying to put it together, since I also couldn't reach to push the bottom in place to hold the thing steady. Hopefully, once the baby is here, I have less problems with the PNP.

Earlier today I was writing this post in my head, and of course now that I'm sitting down to do so, I can't remember any of my thoughts. Can I just blame it on "pregnancy brain"?

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Jesus take the wheel take it from my hands 'cause I can't do this on my own I'm letting go so give me one more chance to save me from this road I'm on Jesus take the wheel

Ahh!! Just barely two more months! It's now Week 31 and Baby S. is getting huge! :) Tomorrow, is my next appointment, so I [hopefully] find out if my due date is staying the same or moving. My fingers are crossed that it's moving, lol.

Sunday, 01/01, I was grocery shopping and learned that the reason people don't say anything negative to me in regards to pregnancy is more than likely due to the presence of my fiancé. My fiancé had to go to the restroom, so he left me alone to do some of the grocery shopping. Not a big deal. Well, a guy shopping for his female significant other (it's safe to make this assumption, he was buying a carton of ice cream and Always), noticed that I'm pregnant and asked when I'm due. I responded with "early March" and he said, "I'm sorry."
WTH?!? I know my stomach is larger than one might expect at early seven months, but still... I'm short, there's nowhere for this little baby to go but out. I was about as squished as my insides could handle around 5.5 months (so basically, November).

New Year's Eve was a low-key event with friends. We went over another couple's house and basically played Yahtzee and Uno until midnight, lol. Her niece and mom were over as well...and her niece is two years old, we rang in the new year to the sounds of Caillou. You know you're jealous, lol. His son was also over, but the little boy is one of those kids that doesn't do well when his schedule is messed up. So he was already in bed when my fiancé and I came over around 8:00pm. I was a little sad to miss seeing the kid, he's such a funny and adorable little boy.

And since his son is 18 months old, he gave us some more clothes and toys that his son has outgrown. Seriously, by the time my little boy gets here, all we're going to need is some food. We have so many clothes, blankets, caps, towels and wash clothes thanks to our friends. It's amazing. :)

Over Christmas, we had a little mini-baby shower with my fiancé's family since they're out of state and asking them to return less than a month later for a baby shower is unfair. So one of them came up with the idea that we have a little mini-shower at Christmas time. Anyway, thanks to his family, we have a convertible car seat (20-100 lbs), a pack n' play, a bathtime gift pack and a few other small things that we didn't register for, but also didn't think to include. We got some of those thick, burp cloth/changing pads from his grandma and aunt. Those are something that we didn't put on the registry, but I also didn't think to include them. I'm sure I had a reasoning for not including them, but I can't remember it right now.

January 21st is my baby shower. I can't wait to see some of my friends. I just hope that my mom got the invites mailed on time and people can make it. It's not even about the gifts, I just want to see my friends. :)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

all is quiet on New Year's Day a world in white gets underway I want to be with you be with you night and day nothing changes on New Year's Day on New Year's Day

I was looking at the yearly breakdown of blog posts and noticed just how badly I slacked off in 2009 and 2010: a combined total of 25 posts, lol. Pretty bad in comparison to 2008 where I had 248 posts. True, 2008 was a bad year for me, but still...did I really think that I could only blog about the terrible things in my life? Why was I so melodramatic? But anyway, last year was a good year, 155 posts. Or an average of 12.9 posts per month. Not bad at all.

What I'm wondering about is: will 2012 be more like 2009/2010 or more like 2011? How will having a new baby change my blogging habits? Mind you, I won't be sharing obvious details about my little one. There will be no face pictures of him and it's very unlikely that I will use his real name on here. But will I stop sharing due to lack of time or will I still be able to blog once or twice a week?

Anyway, here's a screenshot of the evolution of my blog in terms of posts per year: