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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Only ONE WEEK to go...

I can't hardly believe that our lil' girl will be here in a week. Sometimes it feels like I have been pregnant forever and other times it feels like I just found out. Everything is ready! I can't wait to see what she looks like!

The weather this week has been amazing! The heat has not bothered me as much as I thought it might. I actually have been outside enjoying it, sitting in the sun and playing in the water with Aiden. My "albino-ness" is slowly fading...that is on my arms and neck only! =)

Sunday afternoon Aiden and I hooked up his lil' kiddy pool with the sprinkler and had a blast!

Last night my sister, Jess and her hubby came out, as well as my mom and dad. Jess and Aiden got into the pool. Jess said it was actually pretty warm. I just took her word for it! =) We grilled burgers and hot dogs and relaxed enjoying the beautiful night. It was mainly for my dad's bday that was Sunday!
I'm looking forward to having this summer off. I only have until Thursday left to work, then I am off until the day after Labor Day. I can't wait to spend days outside in the sun and take trips to the zoo. We plan to take weekend camping trips as well. The freedom this summer will be AMAZING! I'm very much looking forward to it. Just knowing that my sister can come out any time of day to soak in the pool with us will be great!
We already have made reservations for camping over the 4th of July weekend and I am so excited for that! We will take our trip up to Avery Lake over Labor Day and hopefully bring along some good friends and fam as well. We hope to get up north a few more times...but time will tell!
I'm hoping to have a Garage Sale mid to late July. Hoping to get rid of the last of Aiden's clothes and some toys and lots of odds and ends. My sister-in-law plans to put lots of kids/baby stuff in as well. It should be a pretty busy summer, but I'm excited it will be FAMILY TIME!
Keep checking back for the arrival of Lil' Miss Boyd!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Wow! Only 2 weeks left...

Can't believe I only have 5 or 6 days of work left and I will be off all summer! Cannot wait! It is too bad that it won't be 3 months of bliss...more like a month and a half or two months of no sleep and adjusting to healing and a new baby and a 2 year old! Oh well...I am still counting my blessings!
The nursery is completed! (except for her name) I have arranged for a projector that I can borrow for as long as I need. I will use the projector to paint her name on the wall! I put the wall decals up this last weekend. I went shopping with one of my girlfriends last Friday and bought a bunch more clothes and some last minute things that I needed. She now has two outfits to pick from to wear home from the hospital. Everything seems to be in order...just missing the baby!

I have a photo shoot scheduled for a week after she is born. I cannot wait to see those AMAZING pictures!! I will be sure to post some of them on here for all to enjoy!

My 2-year old, Aiden is getting excited for his baby sister's arrival. He refers to her room as sissy's room and when asked who is in my belly he will say sissy! I can't wait to see his first interaction with her. I'm hoping to plan a day just for him and mommy and daddy to spend together before the baby comes. Just to make him feel special!

I have been feeling pretty well lately. I don't know whether it is because she is dropping or what, but the horrible discomfort I was experiencing a few weeks ago doesn't seem to be as bad. For now, I am still sleeping ok. I only have to get up once and sometimes not at all to pee in the night. My 2 year old seems to be my alarm clock for making me get up in the night to pee. I swear almost every night around 4am he wakes up. Wonder if that will be the magic hour for the new baby? That won't be too bad if she only gets up at 4am...wishful thinking anyway!

I visited my good friend, Nicole, yesterday and she blessed me with a whole bag full of goodies for the baby. The greatest invention in the world...the wubbanub!!

Cannot wait to try it out! We struggled so many times with my son and keeping his pacifier in his mouth...this should help out tremendously!! Another miracle invention (so I've heard) is the Belly Bandit!
I cannot wait to try it out. I have heard nothing but amazing things about it and if it alleviates half the pain and helps suck in your gut...I am every bit a HUGE fan!!
She also let me borrow her Medela Double Breast Pump. I cannot wait to use this. When I was breastfeeding my son, I had a brand new Avent Single Breast Pump that seemed to take forever. I'm excited to have the double this time and hopefully cut down on the pumping time.
I'm excited to try some of the things that she has found useful. She is on her third kid and she is getting the necessities down. Quite a few great ideas that I myself will have to look into.
Hope everyone has a blessed day! Look forward to sharing more soon!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

11 More Work Days Left =)

So I just realized I only have 11 more work days left...maybe 12 if I work the Tuesday after Memorial Day (just before my c-section is scheduled)! I'm so excited!

The nursery is finally taking shape. We have the crib assembled and the bedding set in place. We have the closet organizer installed with her clothes and blankets arranged. We put her dresser in last night and I have that filled too.
Her valances and mobile came in the mail yesterday, so I put those together.
Its looking more and more like lil' missy's room! Basically the only thing left to do is decorate the wall. I want to paint her name on the wall, but I can't paint it until she is here because we are keeping her name a secret! I'm getting so excited for her arrival!

I need to get our bags packed in case I go early. I still have yet to pick out her outfit that she will be wearing home. After looking through her clothes, I realized that I have tons of summer dresses and short sleeve onesies and I am afraid the first of June it won't be warm enough. I really hope she doesn't grow out of all the "hot weather" clothes before she gets to wear them.

Well I will keep you posted on the nursery progress and her arrival. Have a wonderful day!

Monday, May 3, 2010

My Surprise Baby Shower

Well, my sisters and mother put on a BEAUTIFUL surprise baby shower for me on Saturday! It caught we completely off guard. I was told we were supposed to get together for lunch for my older sister's bday and then spend a day of shopping an just hanging out...which we NEVER get to do. We were even going to be kidless! =) Needless to say I about fell over when I walked into a room FULL of friends and family and PINK everywhere!!
I hate being surprised, but it was all worth it. I received everything that I was planning to buy that same day. I'm excited to go through all of my stuff this week and find out what all I still might need.

My lil' sister came over on Friday and helped me paint the nursery. I'm SO excited!!

I went Saturday morning to the carpet store and bought the carpet. The delivered it later that day! I'm hoping my hubby's cousin can find the time to install the carpet in the next day or two. As soon as the carpet is installed I can get the closet organizer up, assemble the crib, and but the dresser in the room. Then I can sort through all of her clothes and all the rest of her things and find out what more I might need. The time is getting REALLY close!
I went to the doctor's on Friday and they told me that my c-section is scheduled for June 2nd, but if my water breaks or I start contractions I need to go to the hospital and they will take the baby. I'm excited that the time is near. I will go back to the doctor's every week now. I only have 4 weeks to wait (if she goes full term). They expect the baby to be slightly larger than my son. When it is all said and done, they expect her to be around 8lbs. 2 oz. I guess we will find out shortly.

I'll be sure to keep you all posted on here with the progress of the nursery and especially when she arrives!
Thats it for now! Have a wonderful Monday!!