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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.