Thursday, December 04, 2003

Aunt Jemima

I made the pancakes this morning from scratch. They were a bit too sweet so I’ll either try a different recipe or cut down on the sugar this other recipe called for. We have batter left so we’ll being having sweet cakes in the morning. Heh. We also fried some potatoes. I had Erich cut the potatoes while I was making pancakes and he only cut up one potato. I am longing for another fried potato. I think that is what I will make for dinner when I get home tonight. Yum. Other than that, I’m very proud of myself of not buying a mix to make pancakes. Erich says he wants buttermilk pancakes so maybe when I do grocery shopping this weekend I’ll pick up some buttermilk. My mom left here last night saying I was crazy for getting up before work to make a big breakfast. I really enjoy it though. I enjoy making things from scratch. I enjoy the money we are saving, hehe. It makes me feel as though we are starting our morning off “on the right foot.” And if we can keep it up, I’ll enjoy making breakfast for our babies in the mornings and sending them to school with a full meal in their stomachs, not just cold cereal. Since my mom always worked evenings, she was too tired in the mornings to do that for me. She’s an excellent cook but getting up at the crack of dawn to make huge meals isn’t her forte. Though I don’t hold it against her because when my dad died she was forced to work three jobs. She was tired. I just want something different for our children. I think I’ll enjoy staying home and being there when they come home from school. I’ll enjoy sitting down as a family to eat dinner. It’s the small things that I’m looking forward to. Okay I have to shower and get to work now. I realized that I have no more than 8 weeks left working. Wow.

Wednesday, December 03, 2003

Isn't it January yet?

I’m so tired. I’m not sleeping well at all these days. It really isn’t baby moving, though she does move an awful lot. It’s more my back. I want to go to the chiropractor but when it comes time, or the cash becomes readily available I just don’t go. I justify it by buying something else that we “need” or doing something that should be done. Really if I could just pop my back on my own I would be so happy. When I twist myself to do this though, my huge fat honking uterus gets in the way of my “twist” so I’m never fully able to go far enough around achieving the pop I so desperately desire. **sigh** It’s very frustrating to wake up in the middle of the night to a husband who is sound asleep along with both dogs.

I’m going to make a conscious effort this month to blog every other day. While Jennifer has pointed out that some are vowing to blog everyday, I find this vow an unrealistic commitment for myself. Maybe next month I’ll try for everyday. Won’t you all be in suspense if I start missing days in January? :) I’ll post a picture for you all on Saturday when I get all dressed up for Erich’s Christmas party.

Have you ever felt like there is so much to do, yet can’t think of a darn thing that needs to be done? I’m feeling like that right now. I find that I get all of this energy and I do so much around the house and such, but then I lose my energy and feel only like laying down for a couple of years. Then everything I have done during my energy spurts goes unattended and I spend the next energy spurt trying to make up for my lacking days of energy. It’s a viscous cycle I tell you!

Okay I’m going to go eat some ice cream and put a pizza in the oven for Erich. He should be home soon, and when he’s finished eating, we’re going to bed! I hate going to bed before he gets home. I feel like I miss out on time we could have spent together and I’m sure it’s frustrating to come home and find me in bed. Tomorrow morning I am going to make pancakes from scratch and probably some fried potatoes. I realize that this is a lot of carbohydrates, but doesn’t fried potatoes sound delightful? Plus my mom got potatoes at the grocery store – buy one bag, get one free. So she gave me a bag. It’s really rough having that many potatoes with just two of us. I feel the pressure to eat the 10lbs of potatoes before they start “growing.” Last night I cut some up in tiny pieces, put them on a cookie sheet with some veggie oil, and sprinkled them with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. They were very yummy. :) Okay now on to that ice cream and bed…

Monday, December 01, 2003

32 Weeks or something...

Well, there was a doctors appointment this morning. Two centimeters in two weeks, still measuring two weeks ahead. I'm officially 31 weeks and 2 days so I measure 33 weeks. Baby is head down (yay!) and I gained 1 pound. :) That's all baby is what the doctor said, considering baby gains about 1/2 a pound each week. :) I've gained 12 pounds total. Blood pressure is fine and I'm not spilling sugar or protein. :) Next appointment is December 15 with u/s!!! And the appointment after that is December 29! Did you hear me? DECEMBER 29!! Then we start weekly visits. This baby is going to be here NEXT MONTH! I'm starting to kinda freak out.

I have lots of 3-6, 6-9 clothes, but not a ton of sleepers for newborn through three to six months. We have an old house, it's going to be freaking January in Indiana so I feel like we do need just warm warm sleepers. I need to buy the snowsuit but I saw that Babies R Expensive have them 40% off right now. I want one with the little holes in them for the carseat.

I picked up the pre registration stuff for the hospital today and signed us up for a tour on Sunday at 6pm. :) I need to get my list started of things to pack for baby and things to get done for baby. Not to mention print off my registry and see what things I absolutely need for baby and what things I can do without. I also need to get a list of names for birth announcements. If the u/s in two weeks confirms little girl, then I'll go ahead and purchase them. If not, I'll get unisex ones. I'm feeling a bit like things need to get done in the next couple of weeks for a couple of reasons. 1) It's the holiday season. Things are going to get crazy and I just don't want to deal with it after. 2) I'm going to be so big, so tired, and so umcomfortable in a few weeks and I'll still be working so I don't think I'll want to do this stuff next month. And who wants to worry about it at the end? 3) If I tell everyone what I still need maybe they'll send me an xmas present. heh. (that was meant towards family ya know.) ;) 4) It's going to be snowy, icy, and frigid in the next couple of weeks. I don't want to be shopping in that nor do I want to be out of the house in that. It's going to be bad enough coming to work!

On another note, I worked Thanksgiving. We did three cases and had time to goof around afterwards. So guess what we did? Ultrasound of course! :) Big fat Erich feet in my right ribs (Erich wears size 14 shoes! Of course, he is 6'4". Dr. says that babys like that space under your ribs cause they like to push against something hard and there is a bit more room under there) And she had her legs open, but not being u/s techs we didn't know how to look from the front. From below and up though we saw no evidence of a penis floating around in there. In fact it looked a lot like a hamburger bun. heh. So I'm still saying girl.

Erich bought me my Christmas gift. Actually it's Xmas, Anniversary (from Aug. 10th), Happy Baby, and Happy Birthday all in one. It is my anniversary band that completes my set. It's a band with a row of diamonds (1/2 carat!). My wedding band is just a plain platinum band and my engagement ring is a platinum band with a princess cut diamond with princess cut side stones. The anniversary band now sandwiches my engagement ring and it is absolutely beautiful. It made me so happy and it sparkles so much. I really haven't gotten gifts this year, and I haven't really bought clothes because of my buddha so it's nice to know that I'm appreciated and loved. :) My ring and Erichs planer that I bought for him for his xmas is really the last major things we'll get to buy ourselves before we hit the "baby crunch." Erich is going to start looking for a better job in January. He fulfills his contract then and they are "making changes" at his work. He is afraid they may just eliminate his position or knock him down to part time which we can't do with me leaving work and becoming a SAHM. So he is looking for something closer to home with the same pay or something with better pay at the same distance. Wish him luck! That reminds me I need to take his suit to the dry cleaners. :)

Well, that was a hideously long entry. I have to get back to work. I'll write more some other time! :) Take care!