Pregnancy

Good and Bad

By on June 28, 2011

Today we got up SO early (7:30AM) my husband was up waiting for me to get home so we ended up going to pick up some baby supplies. We mostly got breast feeding supplies like bags for pumping, nipple cream and pads. Then I got a cute Mickey onsies since we plan to go to Disney a few times in the fall and winter. We also picked up a bookshelf for his room and a few other random things.

Then when we got home I decided to wash and sterilize all the stage 1 bottles and Branden put together the bookshelf. I think Branden has more of a nesting instinct then me at this point. He gets so excited over anything to do with getting the baby’s room ready. He is so awesome. I can’t imagine how anyone does this alone. I would seriously be lost without him helping me get so much done.

One part of his room

BOTTLES! 

34 week belly I forgot to post.
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Hey there Blue Jay!

By on June 26, 2011

Today has been a pretty lazy day. I didn’t sleep well at all last night. I had heartburn and I think some BH contractions here and there. I also get up so much to pee that it’s like what is the point of falling asleep just to wake right back up? I finally fell asleep around 8 or so then Branden kind of woke me up to say goodbye when he left for work then I slept till noon. My sister had wanted to hang out so when I got up she came over with her dog Jasmine and we went to Target while our dogs had a “play date”. Then we came home and watched one of our all time favorite movies Empire Records! I had recorded it the other night and started watching it but it wasn’t the same without my sister so I held out till she came over.
Then our Dad came by and we all went to Barnes and Noble. It’s one of my all time favorite things to do with my Dad. Ever since I was little he would take me there on Saturdays when my Mom and sister worked and so it was always our thing but it was nice to have Ash come too.
Now I am home and I need to start dinner but I am hanging out in the backyard with the dogs since it isn’t hot but the mosquitos are biting so I guess I should go in. A nice little treat was I finally got a picture of a blue jay that is always flying around our backyard.

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34 weeks, Haven’t done one of these in awhile!

By on June 25, 2011


How far along? 34 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 11lbs
Maternity clothes? Not really, some shirts though.
Stretch marks? Nope, I thought I had 2 small ones forming but I guess I was wrong!
Sleep: It’s been bad!
Best moment this week: Finding out Ace is head down
Movement: He has slowed down a bit but now kicks more to one side since he is head down and curled up into a C
Food cravings:  Icee’s and anything sweet
Gender: Baby Boy! Adonis Scott Eugene Kania, Ace for short
Labor Signs: BH contractions
Belly Button in or out? Innie still
What I miss: Sleeping comfortably
What I am looking forward to: My next apt. on the 7th to see what kind of progress we are making
Weekly Wisdom: People will always tell you the negative stuff about becoming a parent (you’ll never sleep again, just wait for this or that). Don’t waste your time listening to them.
Milestones: Baby moving head down

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By on June 23, 2011

I went to the doctors today and baby is officially head down!! Go baby Ace! He also said that my weight is great and I have done great with keeping it consistent and it’s probably the best he has seen in awhile. WOOHOO! Everything is great and I am so glad.
Tomorrow we are going to the Pediatrician’s office to see how we like it. Its a place with multiple doctors and has after hours so I hope it is good. It was recommended to me by the two ladies I babysit for. We are also meeting up with a doula to see if we like her and if she can assist with labor. She is a student so she will be doing it for free to help her get her certification. I probably will end up paying her something and making her a thank you basket because I am sure I will be a disaster lol.
Friday I get to see my friend Monica and finally meet her baby JET. Monica and I have the funniest friendship. We met when I was 18 and she was 20. We were hostesses at the Ale House and became instant friends. We had so much in common. Both had older sisters with red hair and older brothers. Funny thing is they both shave their head bald. So we are both the youngest of our families. We also had similar looks. Brown hair, short, and our most common thing we both hated was we were both pretty flat chested lol. We looked about 14 when we were over 4 years old. We started talking about getting implants and eventually ended up getting them a year apart from eachother. This started a trend for us. Everything that seemed to happen with us happened about a year apart! We both died our hair black around the same time not knowing it since we had lost contact until she got myspace. Then she got married just over a year before me then she got pregnant with her son JET just over a year before me. He just had his first birthday and my son is due in just over a month. The funny thing is when we were talking about having babies we talked about baby names before she even knew for sure she was pregnant with JET. Her son’s name is Jason Eugene T. Which is why his name is JET. I was like no way the boy name we like is ACE and his name would be Adonis Scott Eugene K. The girl names we both liked? I loved Everleigh and she liked Ave Leigh. Seriously this was like so funny to both of us.
Then she finds out for sure she is pregnant and I was so happy for her. I was like watch me not get pregnant till a year later and with a boy. I think that was another reason I just knew I was having a boy. I swear our lives really our mirror images in a way. Oh and something else that I found funny. When she posted pics of her son when he was born he was laying on her bed and we have the same comforter set! So funny and our husbands have very similar features. I just always find it funny whenever something is so similar with us.
So anyway I get a text from her a couple months ago and she is pregnant again! I joked with her and said you just cursed me with getting pregnant when Ace is 9 months old haha. I am so excited that we are pregnant at the same time since that was what we wanted when she was pregnant with JET, even though we don’t live near eachother it’s just kind of fun to know your friend is also going through the same thing.
I can not wait to see her Friday. I can’t wait to meet JET too. I also can not wait to find out what this baby is! So much awesome stuff going on. It sucks she will be leaving Saturday. I wish she lived closer.
Here is a picture of us when we first became friends. We looked so young!

Me and Monica about 7 years ago
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Welcome to the World!

By on June 19, 2011

My cousin Elizabeth had her baby today!! The baby was going to be a surprise and I knew she was having a girl. I just knew it. I would say “she” and so not mean to when we would talk and guess who was right?! That is right, ME! haha. I am pretty good at predicting baby’s genders. I have guessed correctly on almost all of my friends and family except one. I am surprised I have had this good of a track record.
Anyway back to the beautiful new addition, who’s name is Madelyn Rose! She is named after my cousin’s grandma (her grandma was my grandma’s sister). I think that also made me think girl because we are having a son and he is named after my grandpa and it just seemed fitting that her first baby would be named after her grandma who she was also close to like I was with my grandparents. Madelyn was 9lbs 1oz and 22inches long. She is so cute too! Sometimes newborns can look a bit crazy when they first come into the world but I looked at her picture and go to Branden “OMG, she is actually a super cute newborn!” Not that newborns are ugly but they just look like newborns, Madelyn has chubby little cheeks and a button nose. So precious! I am so happy for my cousin. I can not wait till our babies can meet one day. They live in Illinois so it may take some months but we definitely want to get them together!

Madelyn Rose
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Not so exciting.

By on June 15, 2011

Oy! I keep getting my weeks and days confused. Next week is my next appointment and our pediatric appointment. Good thing since Bran isn’t off for the pediatric one if it were this week lol.
I have been so super bored. I do basically nothing all day. I hate not working or having something to do. All my friends work so it’s not like I can go hang out with anyone. Bran will be home at around 7 but I babysit for a few hours tonight so of course I won’t get to really hang out with him. Same goes for tomorrow but then Friday we are off to the Keys! Yay! Hopefully it is pretty carefree. I think just my parents are going too so that should be nice. My sister can’t go since is redoing her house and my brother works Saturday. I like that the house won’t be crazy loud and busy. Maybe we will go see a movie too. We love the movie theater in the Keys. It seems so old fashion to us since the ones here are huge and always overcrowded and busy.
I wish I had something more exciting to write about but I don’t.

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Summer Time!

By on June 14, 2011

I remember when I was little and summer started. It was the best. Sleeping in, playing in the pool all day, going to the movies on rainy days. It felt like the best times. As you get older its rare to have summers off. Well, now that I am pregnant and my nannying jobs are done pretty much till after the baby comes I get a “real” summer. I have been sleeping in a bit, not much since we have our dogs waking us up but if Bran feeds them I do get to sleep in a bit. I can go to my parents house and hang out in their pool whenever I want and will probably go to a few movies on Bran’s days off.
I also went today and got an Icee! I love Icee’s in the summer. I went to the library to get a good summer read too. I never get books from the library but I figured why waste money when I can get them for free. I was surprised they had the one I wanted so I was super excited.
Not to much else is going on here. Just being super lazy and hanging out at home.

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Cloth Diaper Prep!

By on June 13, 2011

I am prepping the bubs diapers!!!! This is when you know you have no life, you are super excited about washing cloth diapers.
This past weekend has been pretty busy. My aunts came into town for my uncles funeral which ws Saturday. It was really sad and kind of rough. My Mom was a disaster, which is understandable. Then Sunday my sister and I went to my parents house and met up with everyone and hung out and had a bar-b-q which was really nice. It felt like old times. Bran had to work so that was a bummer.
We were supposed to have our pregnancy photo shoot Saturday morning but I had Branden cancel it. I was to upset over my uncle. I couldn’t even sleep the night before the funeral and when I did sleep I had bad dreams. After saying our goodbyes it has been a little easier to sleep.
Next weekend is Father’s Day! I need to figure out a gift for Branden and my Dad. I am thinking something to do with golf for Bran. We are also going to the Keys so that should be fun. Not to much else is going on except I have a doctor apt. on Wednesday and we were supposed to meet the pediatrician on Thursday but I don’t think Bran scheduled his day right so I might have to reschedule.

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Baby’s bedding!

By on June 10, 2011

Today I found clothes for our pregnancy photo shoot! Yay!
We also got the crib mattress, 2 sets of prefolds, a bummis cover, spray for the wipes, snappi’s and his angel care monitor! I was so excited to get the mattress in his room and the crib set up. Not like he can even sleep in it for awhile and most of the bedding will be removed till he is older but it was still fun to set up.

32 weeks 5 days

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Feeling a bit down

By on June 9, 2011

Today has been a rough day. I got into a argument with Branden this morning and just felt so frustrated with him even after he apologized. It wasn’t anything major but I was feeling so emotional. I ended up going to the mall to see if I could find a skirt for our maternity shoot on Saturday and found nothing came home and everything was fine. We went in the baby’s room and again cleaned out some things and then just hung out for a bit. He had to go to work early and I was bummed I wasted time being upset with him. I always hate feeling mad with him because we usually never argue over anything major and our fights aren’t usually too major so we don’t stay upset long and I like to just enjoy our time together. Anyway after he left for work, I ate lunch and headed to my Dad’s funeral home to meet up with my Mom, Aunt, her Mom and sister. My sister was going through paper work and things for my uncle’s funeral one Saturday. At one point my sister played a song my aunt said she and my uncle would always play and dance to in the kitchen. She started crying and said I miss him already, he was my best friend for 35 years. This has been stuck in my head all day. It broke my heart. I can not even imagine losing Branden. I love him so much and he is my best friend. He is there for me for everything and is my biggest support. He has done so much for me and I just love who he is as a person and a man. I sometimes feel like I got incredibly lucky when I hear some woman  talk about their husbands or significant others that treat them horribly. I can not even imagine living a life like that because Branden has this huge heart and just cares about me so much.
The whole thing today just made me realize how short life is and how much I do not want to waste time on being upset over something so petty. I know I am hormonal and get upset easier but I should have just accepted his apology and moved on then and there. I just get upset with myself when I hold a grudge even if it is only for an hour and then I am over it. I usually try to not be that way with Branden, especially because he is so good to me and I just really love what we have and I do see how short life can be.
I guess another part of me is just feel emotional over losing my uncle. I am so sad for his wife and sons. I don’t know what state they will be in on Saturday. I know his younger son is more of the strong silent type while his older one is much more emotional and will break down easier. I am just glad my Mom’s sisters are coming into town today and tomorrow and everyone can be together. I am also so grateful that we got to have a nice time with him at my baby shower and at the baby reveal party, where my one aunt from Ohio and my other aunt from Tampa were both able to be there so that was nice that they got to see him recently.
I guess I am just rambling on but I had to get this out. Hopefully I won’t feel so sad all night.

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