Friday, March 30, 2007

Chicken Parm with a side of tissues

28 weeks pregnant today... and I'm reeallly starting to feel it. It's like a light switch flicked on and all the third trimester signs and symptoms kicked in.

I told Russ this morning, "You know honey, I'm really starting to feel like I'm walking around with a watermelon strapped to me." He then put his hands on my belly and said, "Yeah, you're getting pretty big there, honey!" Then he redeemed himself (haha) by saying, "You're so beautiful...I love you so much." (Even though I had just woken up, my hair was sticking out all over the place and my eye makeup was half down my face from falling asleep early and not taking it off.) Gotta love husbands when they can make you feel beautiful even though you feel the furthest thing from beautiful sometimes.


My mind is, well, scatterbrained lately. Take yesterday for example. I went and got some groceries. I bought some bagged salad and made myself one for lunch. Afterwards, I went to get a bag clip out of the drawer so I could put it back in the fridge. I turn around and CANNOT FIND MY SALAD BAG. Turns out that I had gotten the bag clip, put it on my salad bag and STUCK THE BAG IN THE DRAWER. Other times, I'll pour myself a bowl of cereal (my true pregnancy craving that I could eat morning noon and night), and I'll catch myself heading toward the cupboard with my gallon of milk or toward the fridge trying to put my cereal box in there. Yeah, I can't wait til THIS phase passes. And I can't count how many times I've walked in a room and said, "Ok... I know I needed something in here... but I can't figure out what it is...." Ahh, preggo brain.

Then you have the insomnia. Ahh yes, the insomnia has returned with a vengeance. Only I don't have a problem falling asleep now, I have a problem falling BACK to sleep. My about-to-burst bladder wakes me up after about 4-5 hours of sleep, usually around 3:30-4:30'ish, and I can NEVER FALL BACK TO SLEEP. I just lay there, flip flopping back and forth like a fish out of water, trying to get comfy again. And of course now that I have to have, like, 3 pillows to get comfortable, I never seem to get them back in the same position I had them in before. Then I get both my dogs laying next to me... one on each side so I can't move my legs. Makes a pregnant girl pretty uncomfortable.

Next.... the stretch marks. Palmer's Cocoa Butter, you have FAILED ME. What started out as two tiny pink marks on my belly, forcing me to slather Palmer's on my belly like a fiend, has turned into longer, darker pink marks on the very underside of my belly. I thought I was going to be safe from the wrath of the stretch marks, but no such luck. So far my other body parts have been spared... I'm hoping to keep it that way. I showed my husband and whinily (is that a word, whinily?) said to him, "Look at these, honey. Gross!" He goes, "Honey, who cares? You're pregnant. Plus, I'm the only one who's ever going to see them. You look great, honey." (Ding ding ding! More points for hubby!)

Another thing.... NESTING. Yes, I've been bit by the Nesting Bug. God forbid something in the house is out of place or the slightest bit dusty. I am right there with the Pledge and the Windex. I've just been in a major cleaning mood lately. I bought Dreft detergent yesterday so I can get started on washing Alyson's baby clothes and bedding :-) But alas, my incessant cleaning doesn't go very well with the last pregnancy symptom I'm mentioning in this post......

I. AM. WORN. THE. HECK. OUT. It seems like all the sudden I just cannot keep my eyes open once, say, 3pm hits. All of my days off, I've taken a 3 hour nap during the day. I felt bad a few of those days... hubby woke me up and goes, "Honey, are you cooking dinner?" and I just must have mumbled something that was the equivalent of "no"... so he went to dinner by himself since I couldn't get my dead butt off the couch. He did bring me back some Chicken Parm and salad. More points for hubby. So then I felt all bad for not cooking and for the fact that my husband is so understanding and loving... and my massive amount of pregnancy hormones made me cry. So I'm sitting there at the dining room table eating chicken parm, sniffling and snot-nosed, and being hugged by my hubby, who probably thinks "What did I get myself into?!"

Only three more months to go... I just keep telling myself that. :-)

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Hi, I'm Betsy the selfish preggo :-)

Ok.... so basically over the past, oh, 6 months, my focus has turned to baby baby baby and off of me me me. But today, I just want to focus on ME. Is that so bad?!

I don't know if it's the sudden change in weather and the fact that it's now in the 70's, and getting to be time for cute spring/summer clothes and sandals or what... but today I have this HUGE urge to go on a shopping spree. LOL. Not that I want to go out and spend a thousand dollars or anything (ha, I wish!) but I just want to go buy some things for myself for a change. Lately (well, for a long time) my shopping has consists of trips to Walmart to buy groceries, while MAYBE picking up some things for myself here and there. I don't know when the last time I went shopping and just had a ME day was.

I want a new purse, dammit.

And I need new shoes for work... heck, I just want to go buy shoes in general! Maybe a few pairs of cute sandals :-) Hehehehe....

OH... and I need to go buy some cute springy maternity tops too. Maybe at Old Navy... and of course, I'll probably end up buying some baby things. (So I won't TOTALLY feel guilty for wanting something for myself for a change!)

Yeah, I need a day out... a GIRLS day out. I might have to call my cousin (my shopping partner in crime, who is just as much an impulse buyer as I am! LOL), only I don't know if she's working today. I'll find someone... or if all else fails, I'll go shop til I drop on my own.

I've felt this 'shopping bug' starting to bite since yesterday afternoon. I told my husband all this lastnight before bed... I told him, "Honey, I need to go shopping soon... I need maternity stuff and a few other things." I don't know if he was just trying to butter me up so I'd uh, 'give him some', but he offered to go shopping with me today. Only he doesn't have the patience to go shopping with me. He's so "rush rush, get in get out" when he goes shopping. Definitely the complete opposite of me. But hey, I might take him up on his offer. Maybe we'll go out to dinner too :-)

Well, I'm gonna tidy up the house a bit, then take a shower and figure out what to do with my day off. Have a good one!


Hello everyone :-)

Unfortunately, due to the "new Nest" format (which I don't like), I've followed many other Nesties and moved my blog somewhere else. So here I am :-) Hopefully everyone who reads my Nest blog will be able to find me ok. So change your links, ladies... I'll be here from now on.

I've been wanting to move for awhile, but wanted to wait until I at least found a site I like and set the blog up enough to look half-decent! I'm sure the layout will probably change eventually, but for now this will do!

Anyway, just wanted to write real quick to say that I've joined the Blogspot community... the new meeting spot of the Nesties, you could say, since it seems like everyone is coming here! Hopefully we can all still keep in touch here... it's just too bad things at the Nest changed!

I'll write more soon!

(Oh, and one more thing... does anyone know what will happen to our old blog and posts, if the Nest should completely do away with the old format? I don't want to lose everything I've written for the past two years!!)