Friday, July 31, 2009

Aidan's Birthday

So for Aidan's birthday this year we are going to dress up and go to King Richard's Faire. This is something I have actually wanted to do for YEARS now and just never got the opportunity, time or money to do so. Ben and I have been trying to find things to wear to the event online, searching google, ebay, etsy, and all kinds of other sites. Ben finally found a dress for me and I LOVE IT!

Ben's dress is the back up in case the same company can not locate me the size I need in THIS dress. Which I am TOTALLY IN LOVE WITH!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Sometimes you need to have a happy reminder...

So, I wanted to blog this so I never forget it.

After two years, three months, one week and four days of struggling to pay our bills. Ben and I were able to pay all of our July bills on time. ALL OF THEM.

Setting us up for a less stressful arrival for Savannah Rose. Knowing we have our finances under control and can truly focus on what will be one of the happiest moments of our lives together, her birth.

Just wanted to note this.

Happy thoughts, the truly happy ones, are hard to come by now-a-days.

Go Team Norman! I'm so proud of us.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Three year old wisdom

While shopping at Target yesterday we passed the garden section and Aidan pointed to the giant bags and asked;

"What are those Mommy?"
"Bags of soil", I replied.
"What is soil?"
"It is a type of dirt."
He then countered with, "Who would buy dirt in a bag when you can get it outside? That's silly Mommy".

And Mommy didn't have an answer because she was laughing too hard.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

In honor of my daughter

I made the cake for my shower (and the favors as well). I don't care that it is 3am and I just finished putting the finishing touches on it. I love this cake so much I had to take pictures and post them right now.

The cake is a buttery yellow cake with strawberry filling and vanilla icing and white chocolate flowers on top (all made from scratch)!!!

I love you Savannah Rose and Mommy CAN NOT wait to meet you!! Here is to the first of all the very happy memories we will make together.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Obama is a Ninja

In case anyone else on the planet missed this my wonderful friends from Albany told me about this last night and I just have to share its awesomeness.

God I love our President.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

5 weeks to go

So my awesome midwife moved my due date up to August 23rd at my last appointment this past Thursday. I am so excited and at the same time completely panicked. Not because the baby will be here but because my house looks like a tornado hit it and I just can't clean fast enough and I know from my recovery from child birth with Aidan if I have another episiotomy I am going to be in even worse shape and now I have a loving in-law family as well as mine that will be visiting my dirty house.

I made a note that on the next not so sunny day I was going to gut the kitchen completely bleaching and washing everything and the floors, do all the laundry (including new baby clothes) and lysol/dust the rest of the house. I got the dusting done today and then couldn't breath. I feel like I am going to puke AGAIN today and I am having a really hard time breathing. Just like I was when they thought there was something wrong with my heart. Ben just came into the bathroom while I was attempting to lysol the toilet clean and scolded me to get up and not do that if I wasn't feeling good. I then had a mini breakdown of tears because I don't want my house messy when company comes to visit over the next few weeks between the shower and Savannah's arrival.

The worst part is it isn't even Aidan. It is just STUFF EVERYWHERE. And I am too pregnant for lack of a better word, to move it all.

So instead of getting the shit done I wanted to today I am going to my mom's to literally wade in her freezing pool and try not to pass out.

What a waste of a day.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

My proudest scholastic moment to date....

That was my final grade in the evil statistics course.

It is such an inspiration to yourself when you completely struggle with something, you actually fear it, but try your hardest and manage to come out on top. I have a renewed faith in my determination, brain power and educational prowess.


Wow, can not believe I got an A.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Forbes Women Magazine

According to Forbes Women Magazine the number 12th highest paying job is....

No. 12 Psychiatrists

Average Annual Pay: $154,050

One-Year Change: +4.4%

Employees in Field: 22,140

Best-Paying State: Nevada

The Job: Diagnose, treat and help prevent disorders of the mind.


A week of updates...

So...last weekend was the 4th of July weekend spent entirely at the lake house. I'll post a few shots from our rare and beautifully sunny weekend. It looks like its back to rain again. It doesn't even feel like Summer. It rained 25 days in June and July is not looking to be all that promising either.

In other news Jennise and I FINALLY finished painting the living room yesterday. I am paying for it today as my back, feet, and shoulders are very very sore. I don't know if it is entirely from painting or if my tossing and turning all night is a factor. I'm one day away from 33 weeks now and I am finding it very hard to get comfortable. It doesn't matter if I'm standing, walking, sitting or laying down I just can't seem to find a comfortable position. I feel like the baby has "dropped" a little bit since there is a lot more pressure on my lower stomach than there was before but it still isn't helping with the breathing. On a trip to Home Depot with Ben yesterday I thought I was going to pass out for a minute when we were standing in the checkout line. Luckily as always, something sugary or caffeinated did the trick in getting my blood pressure up and going.

Last night Ben and I also had our first "baby class" as Ben calls it. We met another great couple named Chris and Tama who are due within five days of us with a baby boy. The highlight of the class for me was when we watched "the video" and I had Ben on the right of me and Chris to the left of me and they were making the same groans and facial expressions it was hysterical.

The dreaded Statistics class is over I am just awaiting my final grade and psychological research started Tuesday. I wish there was a mini-break between classes. I feel like I am constantly trying to read chapters and get work done. This program is intense but I a so happy that it allows me to finish my BA degree in one year instead of two.

OH!!! Butler Hospital contacted me yesterday and I have been preliminarily accepted into their internship program for the Fall!!! Not only do I get to work in a psychiatric hospital but I will be in the clinical department working with patients!

Now I have something else to look forward to after Savannah gets here. AND this will set me up nicely for a paid position once I am done in March and maybe Ben won't have to work like a crazy loon.

Friday, July 3, 2009

How far do you go for a neighbor?

My downstairs neighbor's dryer in the basement caught on "fire" almost two months ago. She never cleaned the lint trap or any other part of it and after 20 years it killed itself. She wasn't home at the time. Ben and I were and Ben was able to get everything under control barring a fire extinguisher and when she came home we explained to her and the landlord what had happened.

Instead of replacing the dryer she cleaned it off and kept using it.

Now about a month after that it has died again. She called someone to come look at it. They told her it was going to cost too much to replace and fix it and she should go buy a new dryer. That day she called upstairs and asked if she could put her clothes she had started before the dryer died in our dryer so they would be dry for tomorrow morning. We told her sure not a problem, and I ran downstairs and removed our clean clothes from the dryer.

Now, she is still using our dryer. Which normally I wouldn't care except it is hooked into our electric and our bill. Not to mention I feel like I am back at a laundromat again waiting or wondering when I get to use the dryer and when the other tenants will be done with it. Only its my dryer. My mother bought Ben and I a washer and dryer as our shower gift so that we would have to go to the laundromat when the new baby gets here. It's new, it's mine, and I want to use it.

Our downstairs neighbor is a single mother, with a child with special needs. So I feel bad asking her when the hell she is going to get her dryer since her "one time" has become a daily load of clothes or two.

What is the right thing to do here?

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Calling all bullshit

*Moved to private blog*

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