I got the baby gear up from the basement today. It escaped the flooding and Bee had a blast sitting in the bouncy chair.
Also it is snowing in Chicago.
I will trade you. This winter feels like the longest winter ever.
Snowing! Crazy. It has cooled down a bit here but still warm enough to just wear a light jacket. I'm definitely a west coast girl when it comes to weather preferences.
I just slept from 9pm to noon! I took the day off, DD is in daycare on Fridays so DP got up and took her and is working on our townhouse to put the final touches on our townhouse for showing (yay, finally!). I'm throwing a surprise birthday party for DP tomorrow night for about 40 people at our new house so I'm madly trying to put away things and clean up a bit. She thinks 2 friends are coming for dinner and is going to be so excited when she sees all her cousins, our friends and her brother and his wife from out of town :)
As for pregnancy news, I think I need to up my cal/mag or at least take it more consistently every night. I'm starting to get achy legs and close to charley horses most nights. I've also had a couple more bouts of mild heartburn - I really though I was going to escape that this time! Other than that, here I am at 24 weeks and I feel good! Baby is an acrobat and I'm enjoying it :)
I will totally trade away my snow. My spring jacket is only going to zip up for about a week more.
Basement looks lovely, they took almost everything out and did a great job of washing it.
Bee did great upstairs on her own with her lover Diego and not much else. Of course, she is paying me back with no nap.
Pregnancy wise things are lovely. I have a waddle and need to slow down etc. But an comfortable and get these lovely baby bumps. Nights are better too.
It does seem a little sleepy around here. Maybe we should ask a Question of the day or week? Nothing serious, but something to get us chatting and getting to know each other better? anyone could ask it :)
Question of the Day:
If you could sit down right now with a movie/book and a "treat", what would they be?
Leigh, I'm fighting the waddle, too.
Carmen Hope the party was awesome!
Edelweiss, I know it was a relief to have the anatomy scan over, my mind raced the days before it actually happened. Fingers crossed everything looks just right!
Sorry to everyone that is still getting winter weather. I actually got a big sunburn at the pool this week. Sunscreened the kids, not me.
QOTD: I'd love to watch the latest episode of a show we have waiting on our itunes. As for a treat, I want something icy and sweet. A yummy sorbet or something.
Good luck at your scan on Wednesday, Edelweiss. I hope it puts your mind at ease
QOTD: I have John Irving's latest on my kindle right now and would to finish it! A treat...hmmm....some ginger tea, hot buttery popcorn and a gluten free sweet to top it off!
Surprise party for DP was a huge success...such a fun night!
Edelweiss- I hope the days go swiftly for you!
Carmen- Was she surprised? I'm glad it went well!
Last night DS asked if we could go out for ice cream (we've never actually done this, but he has heard of kids doing it). Then out of nowhere he said, "Wait, I have an idea! Let's pretend it is my birthday again and we can celebrate and have a party! Mama, can we make ice cream and sit out on the front porch after dinner and pretend like we're partying?" This is my kinda party! What a great surprise treat for all of us.
QOTD: I want to listen to This American Life, but it isn't on right now... but NOW is the time when both DS and DH are napping! So, playing on the internet is my treat for now, and I think I'll go make a cup of tea. (Thanks for the idea carmen!)
QDOT : Dark (70% Cacao) chocolate and A&E's Hoarders....yeah I know, it's my guilty pleasure. But hey, I may not clean enough but at least I don't keep dead cats in the freezer.
DH is out of town for the week for work so I am on my own. It's going to be a long week but we'll probably be ok....there may be a few more cartoons than usual though.
Someone at our church who is also due in August got some devastating news this week. Their baby has some sort of skull/brain abnormality and won't make it. The baby will continue to grow in the womb and probably reach full term but won't live long after the birth. I don't know them well at all but I can't imagine what I should say or do. We are all praying for them of course but I just can't imagine going full term with the knowledge that you will lose the baby. Sorry for the downer. Any suggestions for words of comfort or anything that I could do for them to help them through this? Makes me so thankful for my healthy babes.
CrunchyMama, is it anencephaly the baby has? If it is, I recently stumbled upon an on-line support group completely by accident, http://www.anencephalie-info.org/e/index.php. I'm sure there are others too. How sad. :(
Had DS's birthday party on Saturday, everyone had a blast! It was held at an exotic pet store where they all got to see and touch a whole bunch of animals, it was really neat. But now I'm exhausted and my house has been taken over by Legos...
QOTD: Hmm. After the expensive and stressful week we had last week with house repairs, a friend brought me a chocolate shake. It was divine and I'd like another. :) I started watching 30 Rock a while ago and can't seem to find the time to finish it, I think I'll pick that. Something fluffy and light. ;)