Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Of course, it seems like days when you're already feeling under the weather, those are the days that people just really seem to bother you. This morning one of my neighbors was ringing my doorbell before 10 a.m. I was still in my pj's and I wasn't about to answer the door. It seems like recently, some of my neighbors have just been coming over and ringing the doorbell, and frankly it's annoying. They have our phone number, so if there is something they need, they should just call. I think they're just being nosy to see if I've had the baby, but, honestly, if I did, would I really want them showing up at my house before 10 a.m.? If you're that curious just pick up the phone and call. Even if I did have the baby, and was home, I would not just want random neighbors showing up and bothering me. Just because we live in the same townhome community, doesn't mean you are entitled to just show up when you feel like it. We might share a roof or a wall, but I still want my privacy, and I really don't need people coming over that early in the morning.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Just had a low-key day today. Kenzie slept in really late today, which meant I got to sleep in too. If she wasn't sleeping she was being really quiet and ended up getting back into her bed and under the covers when I went in to her room sometime after 10:00 this morning. It's nice being able to grab some extra sleep, since I can hardly sleep through the night these days.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Kenzie had her second dance class for this fall session this morning. I might have wrote about how bad it was last week. I can't recall. Short story was that John took her on his own, and she had a total breakdown and they left early. This week, I decided to go with to try and help transition her to taking the class with Daddy, since I can't really do much with her at this point, and I'll be busy with the new baby soon. It might take a few more classes for her to get used to being there with just Daddy, but I think she'll eventually get used to it.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Today is my dad's birthday.
I tried to do a little photoshoot with Kenzie, but had just given her a bath, so her hair is all wet and crazy in these photos. She still looked cute, even though she wasn't wearing what I wanted her to wear. I'll have to do a proper shoot another day.
Today starts the 37th week of this pregnancy. Baby is technically ready anytime now. Honestly, if my doctor told me that I was going to have this baby tomorrow, I'd be pretty happy about that. I'm just tired of being pregnant now. Bending over to pick up after Kenzie is getting harder, sleeping is harder, and even just sitting around watching tv can be uncomfortable at times. Not to mention, the constant bathroom trips. Over the weekend, the swelling in my feet started, so I have just been taking it easy and drinking lots of fluids to try and get the swelling down. Today the swelling is barely there which is great. All that water really has helped, I guess. Now to just keep it from coming back.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
in the yard,
where they are,
where they go,
when it's cold
company comes to make you feel accepted
you do what the company wants to, asks for
when it's cold outside"
- the feelies, when company comes -
Another lazy day for me, but at least today I left the house to run a few errands. I bought coloring books for Kenzie today, since she has been showing a lot of interest in her crayons lately. She normally would just color on paper in a little sketchbook that I bought for her, but I thought she might actually enjoy coloring real pictures. After coming home from the store, we sat together in the living room coloring pictures of Eeyore and Elmo until it was time for her to take a nap. She seemed to have fun. We just have to make sure we keep the crayons picked up, since we learned that the dog likes to eat them.
Monday, September 20, 2010
when you fall you never make a sound
it’s not a feeling at all
it’s not like any other feeling
you’d call perfect"
- the thermals, not like any other feeling -
It's raining outside, and I actually don't mind. Mostly because I decided today was going to be a lazy day. I'm just trying to get my feet up and rest when I can. I started to get swelling in my feet on Saturday night after we ate chinese food for dinner, and it hasn't really gone away. The past couple days I haven't been drinking as much water as I should, so I need to drink more water and fluids and hopefully the swelling will go down. I've been lucky because the swelling has stayed away until now. When I was pregnant with Kenzie, I had swollen feet (and hands) much earlier on. It got to the point where most of my shoes didn't fit, and I could only wear my wedding band and not my engagement ring. I've been lucky and have been able to fit into my shoes and still wear my rings. I was still working when I was pregnant with Kenzie and did a lot of sitting which didn't help. This time around, I'm at home, so I can put my feet up when I need to. I've also been able to be more active, which is expected when you have a toddler constantly running around. I'm hoping in these next few weeks, I can try and kick back a little more and just take it easy though.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
- the beatles, in my life -
6 years ago today, John and I danced our first dance as husband and wife to this song. We listen to a lot of music, so we never really had a "song". This just happened to be a song we both liked and decided to use it.
Today we celebrated our anniversary by having a pretty quiet afternoon (John watching the Bears game, I just cleaned a little and relaxed). In the evening, we went to dinner at Rosebud with Kenzie. We figured it might be our last nice family dinner out as just the three of us, so we took advantage of it. Kenzie was really silly and we joked that she was drunk on pasta because of how much she ate and how silly she acted. It was really cute. After dinner, we came home and watched some tv while trying to get Kenzie calm enough (and tired enough) to put in her bed.
This morning was also the first morning in weeks that we were able to sleep until 8:30. We joked that sleeping in was Kenzie's gift to us, since she has been coming into our room almost every morning around 6:30 and climbing in between us to "sleep". She doesn't really sleep, but moves all over the place waking us up. Sometimes she comes in earlier, and I end up having to move her back to her bed. Last night I decided to keep her door closed instead of cracking it open like I usually do. I don't think that had anything to do with her sleeping in though, since the house was so quiet and no one was awake. I think we were just lucky. I'm hoping she might sleep in again tomorrow, but I'm not counting on it.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
I got her these cute cheetah print mary jane's by Seven7 and found myself a pair of coordinating leopard print ballet flats by Jessica Simpson. I even found a new coat for this winter for only $29. I can't button it over the baby bump right now, but once this baby is born it should be perfect. There was another one I really liked but it was not in my size. I'll look again next time I'm there, and maybe I'll luck out.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Let me come home
Home is wherever I'm with you.
Let me go ho-oh-ome.
Home is wherever I'm with you.
La, la, la, la, take me home.
Mother, I'm coming home."
- edward sharpe & the magnetic zeros, home -
Today officially marks the start of the 9th month. So only a couple more weeks of these pregnancy photos. I didn't document photos like this at all when I was pregnant with Kenzie, and since we have no plans to have a third baby I figured I might as well go ahead and keep taking a photo at least once a week until this baby is born. I'm definitely hoping to be a little more prepared this time around, and have started sorting out stuff to put into my hospital bag. I know it's still a little early, but last time I went into labor, I had nothing packed and was throwing stuff into a bag while having contractions in the middle of the night. Of course there were things I should have packed, but didn't, so this time I am trying to think ahead a little more. I think last time around I didn't really expect Kenzie to be born earlier than her due date (only by a couple days), but expected her to be late. If my doctor is right, Baby #2 will be here in about 2 weeks, so I might as well get prepared. I'm also hoping that Baby decides to cooperate and turn herself around. For several weeks she was in the right position, but last week she was full breech. My ultrasound tech was like "Baby! No! What are you doing?" She feels like she might have moved around, but I don't know for sure. I go tomorrow for fetal monitoring and another ultrasound, so hopefully she did what she was supposed to do.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Soon you're being told to recognize your heirs
No not me
I'm an island of such great complexity
The muddy peaceful centre of this town
Tell me off
In the hotel lobby right in front of all the bellboys
And the overfriendly concierge
A shady lane
Everybody wants one
A shady lane
Everybody needs one"
- pavement, shady lane -
I guess tonight is an unofficial anniversary date with John. Our 6 year wedding anniversary is on Sunday, September 19th. We got tickets to see Pavement tonight, since we couldn't get tickets to see them at Pitchfork this year. We would not have been going tonight if we didn't get pavilion seats though. There was no way I would have wanted to sit in the lawn at almost 36 weeks pregnant. The in-laws are watching Kenzie tonight, and we're going to go out and enjoy the beautiful Chicago weather and listen to some good indie rock.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
I'll tell you everything
love me all of my life
never listen to me"
- the thermals, never listen to me -
I feel like I hardly slept last night. Kenzie was really crabby in the evening, and I noticed she started to get a stuffy, runny nose. I couldn't get her to eat dinner, and then when I tried to put her to bed, she slept for about half an hour, only to wake up crying and the only way I could get her to calm down was to hold her and let her fall asleep in my arms. After she fell asleep, I put her back to bed, turned on the humidifier and hoped she would sleep through the night. Unfortunately, she was moving all over her bed and I was constantly checking on her to make sure she was ok. On top of that, John was out at a bachelor party for a friend of ours and didn't get home until almost 3 in the morning. Needless to say I was pretty annoyed with him, especially after learning about where he was at until that hour. It wasn't hard to figure out....bachelor parties usually end up at strip clubs. I know that he went to the same place for his own bachelor party 6 years ago, but when you're a few days shy of being 9 months pregnant, it is really irritating to know that your husband is out with a group of single men at a strip bar. Needless to say, he's been in the dog house all day, and I've just been in a bad mood. Boys are really dumb sometimes.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Though this fish thing is John's hobby, it's nice to have a tank as cool as this. The Tower Bridge was pretty darn cool, so we had to get it. It's also perfect because hanging on the wall above the tank are a couple photos I took when were in London in 2007, so it all works really well together.
Friday, September 10, 2010
It was really cute when I brought these home yesterday and took them out of the box. Kenzie immediately lifted her own feet and wanted to put them on repeating "Feet" while she pointed at her own. I slipped them on her feet, but she could barely move since they covered her entire leg. She still insisted on trying to walk in them though. I wonder where on earth she gets her shoe addiction from? ;)
Thursday, September 09, 2010
I was running a little early, so headed across the street to Fluevog because I HAD to try on the Radio RTP boots in purple. Of course, I also HAD to buy them. Oops. My stylist helped me justify the purchase by telling me that they are my last purchase before the baby. ;) I know they'll be my last Fluevog purchase, but we all know too well how I like to shop, so there will be other purchases before baby is here.
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Monday, September 06, 2010
Sunday, September 05, 2010
This shot is our dog Zoe. She's 5 years old. We've been sort of on each other's nerves lately, but after the recent death of one of my parent's dogs, I feel like we bonded again. I think part of our frustration with each other is that we are with each other every single day, and with the heat this summer I haven't taken her for walks as often as I should. Now that the weather seems to finally be cooling off, I'm hoping to be able to get her out more often...or at least as often as I can before Baby #2 arrives.
Friday, September 03, 2010
It was so nice waking up today to the cooler weather. I love fall weather, and look forward to more days like this.
Thursday, September 02, 2010
We have a pack'n'play with a changing table attachment that we used downstairs up until this past January when we decided to put it away and just get a changing table from Ikea that takes up less space, and has more room for changing a toddler's diapers. Instead of getting that out again, we are going to use the bassinet downstairs and use this cradle in our bedroom. The bassinet has wheels and is a little smaller, so it just fits downstairs much better than the pack'n'play or even this cradle. With any luck, we won't need to use this for very long. Kenzie was about 8 weeks old when we officially made the switch to the crib. She slept better with less distractions from daddy getting ready for work, and I got more rest too. I'm hoping things will go the same way with this baby, but you never really know.
* Ignore the dog bed sticking up from under the cradle. This is just the temporary location.
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Not much longer now. It's funny how I didn't really document myself when I was pregnant with Kenzie. It wasn't really until close to the end of that pregnancy that I even looked pregnant. This time around, I definitely started showing earlier, which is common in second pregnancies. I also have gestational diabetes, that's most likely another reason, since g.d. babies tend to be bigger because they take all of mamma's nutrients. This time around I'm not experiencing some of the things I had from the first pregnancy...itchy feet which drove me crazy for months, and swollen feet. I'm definitely able to get my feet up more often now that I don't work, so that probably helps too. I'm hoping I can avoid the swelling for as long as possible, but I know it's bound to hit probably any day now. As much as it's kind of nice being pregnant, I will be really happy to be done.
I cannot believe today is already September 1st. This summer has been so hot and humid that I've done a lot of staying indoors, which unfortunately made it feel like the summer just flew by. I don't normally look foward to cold weather, but I do look forward to the cooler fall temperatures. I'm tired of this heat and all the sweat it brings with it.