Wednesday, April 28, 2010

For the record....

There is no way I'm getting my pregnant butt in a bikini and prancing around at a bar for the Miss Morning Sickness bikini contest. I had like 10 people tell me I should enter today. Thanks for the compliment, but NO WAY! Although my boobs look fantastic right now, my ass doesn't.

Why the horror?

It has always amazed me that everyone loves to share their horror stories about pregnancy and child birth and everything that comes along with those two topics. The stories always start with "This one girl I know ::insert horrible, horrific story about what happened to girl here::" One girl even told me a story about this girl she knew that had to have reconstructive surgery on her goods (thanks for scarring me for life by the way). And I'm still trying to understand why women love to share these horror stories to those of us expecting a little one. When asked why they just shared the horrific story, their response is always "It's best to be prepared."

Well guess what folks! I don't want to be prepared for . I know things can happen. I'm not naive. But, I don't need to hear about them.
So, in the mix of all the horror stories, it is somewhat refreshing to hear the amazing stories that also happen. I came across a post today over at another blog that I follow that was a nice alternative to such horror stories about breastfeeding. .

I haven't completely decided on breastfeeding, but I've told myself that I would try it out and see how things go. I believe it is a personal choice and I don't have to explain my decision to anyone. And, I'm not going to beat myself up later if I decide not to do it, nor will I let anyone criticize my decision. Because, quite frankly, I don't care about other people's opinions. It matters what makes sense for my family.

The point of my story is that this post made me realize that some people have awesome experiences with pregnancy/childbirth/breastfeeding. And, that I shouldn't really worry about all of the horror stories because at the end of the day, everyone's experiences are different and no two are alike.

Monday, April 26, 2010

The Beginnings of a Nursery

After weeks of scouring the internet and visiting stores, we have FINALLY decided on a crib. Deciding on a crib has been an ordeal at our house. I wanted the super nice $400 crib for our baby boy. Lonnie, on the other hand, wanted the cheapest thing he could find. Maybe not the cheapest, but pretty darn close. I think he forgot how much furniture really costs...correction: good, quality furniture that is. So, we visited Babies R Us the other day and we were THAT couple. You know the couple that I'm referring to. The couple where the wife is pouting because she's not getting her way and the husband who is trying to unsuccessfully talk his pregnant wife into buying something she would NEVER put in her house. I was fine and dandy and willing to negotiate until.....he picked out this horrible changing table. This changing table was awful. It was one of those pieces of furniture that looked like it would fall over if I breathed too hard around it. I'm hard to reason with when I have my sights set on something normally...mix that with raging hormones and what do you get? A very unsuccessful trip to Babies R Us.

After a few days, we sat down to discuss a budget for the nursery. After all, we are adults and need to be on the same page about this kind of stuff. We came to an agreement on our budget and I found crib that met my specifications: must be espresso colored, must be convertible, and must be super cute. I just ordered it and it should be here next week. Who says a pregnant woman can't be reasoned with? Eventually, anyway.

So, here it is.....

Stay tuned for nursery pictures soon!

Monday, April 12, 2010

I think we have decided....

So, I think we have decided on some crib bedding. Either that or I've just come to the conclusion that I'm tired of looking. One or the other. We both like it and it's affordable (unlike the one I fell in love with and then looked at the price tag of $450!!!). We went to Target tonight to start our baby registry and found the cutest little piggy bank and it matches this nursery bedding. You can't have a nursery without a matching piggy bank, right? It's more modern than baby-ish, but I'll make it work. I can now check at least one thing off my list of a million things to do.

Oh Baby!

If you're a slacker and you know it, say CHEESE! I know, I know. I'm way behind on my belly pictures. But, quite frankly, I haven't felt like doing anything for the past few weeks. And, I do mean ANYTHING (including taking a picture). But, it's better late than never. Here's me at 20.5 weeks! Boy, oh boy has he grown!

Friday, April 2, 2010

I'm jealous....

My husband came home from work today with this:
I'm totally jealous. Up to this point, I haven't missed beer and I'm almost half-way through my pregnancy. But today, I miss beer. Its 80 degrees outside and I want one. Thanks hubby.