Saturday, March 23, 2013

The Waiting Game

It's funny to me as I watch my newsfeed on Facebook, it seems that everyone is having babies.  I have 5 "due date buddies" which means they're all due around the same time as I am and they are all due a day to a week after me.  The problem is, I'm the only one left.  All 5 of them had their babies already.  I'm the last one to pop.  I guess my little girl knows what she's doing, but darn it I want to meet her!  I get this twinge of jealousy every time I see, "It's time!" on my feed.  I smile, grit my teeth, and say, "Congratulations," but in my head I'm saying, "Why not me?"

I know, I know, I'm only 38 weeks, so at least 2 more weeks until my due date, and if she so pleases, at least 2 more weeks after that.  The doctor didn't think I was going to make it to my last appointment, but lo and behold, there I was at 11:30 just like I always am.  He was surprised to see me.  He sent me on my way after my appointment, again with the notion that he doesn't think I'm going to make it to my next appointment again.  I have 6 days until then, based on how I feel, I'll be there at 11:30 just like I always am.

Don't get me wrong, I want her to stay in as long as possible to make sure she's healthy, but I'm so envious that everyone else has met their little ones already.  She knows I'm talking about her...she's punching me right now.

I know no one really reads this very often, but I will probably be updating with pictures whenever she's born.  I put my stitching in my hospital bag, so I haven't stitched for a while and I won't until I end up in the hospital.  I would rather not go through the hassle of taking it out and possibly forgetting it and having nothing to do in the hospital while she's sleeping and I'm not...television is so boring when there's nothing to do with your hands.

Well, just a vent I suppose, today.  I am getting too anxious I think :)  Can you blame me?  I was ready to meet the kid as soon as I found out I was pregnant!  Soon I'll have two minions to do my bidding haha!  My son knows something is up, he's been extra lovey lately as have my two dogs.  My one dog is even at a point where no matter where I'm at in the house, she has to know where I am at all times.  I could be sitting on the couch and get up to grab something off the coffee table and she'll jerk out of a dead sleep just to check on me.  That's what I get for being mommy, right?  My pug could care less, though.  As long as I feed him and pet him, he doesn't give a crap what's going on lol

Well, this was a little all over the place toward the end, wasn't it?  I'm going to rest a bit, the Braxton Hicks are making me light headed (I'm a tad dehydrated).  Happy stitching, everyone.  Who knows, maybe my next post will be my labor story (no one wants to read that!).

Friday, March 15, 2013

Watching Weeds and Making Patterns

Well, I set Bambi aside for a little while because I am saving it for when I'm in the hospital.  I don't sleep well and I remember being very bored with only the TV in my room and a sleeping baby.  Don't get me wrong, endless time was spent staring at my son wondering where the heck he came from and wondering how I was deserving enough to get such a sweet looking minion :)  But there came a time when I would ache and had to go sit down.  With my son sleeping, my only company was a 19 inch television with basic cable.

Did you know that TV now seems to be very boring?  I've been without cable for around 18 months and strictly been a Netflix user, but my friend has cable and we always watch something on her TV.  Nothing really catches my attention anymore.  Based on that, I wouldn't change it for the world.  Not that it matters, but I have spent many a day with my son watching Blue's Clues and I enjoy children's television.  I wonder what that says about my maturity...

I have been watching Weeds lately because they just added new episodes on Netflix and all day I'm singing, "Little boxes on the hillside..." because it's by far the catchiest theme song for any show.  I love the song.  Absolutely adore it, and any time it comes on, my son comes running from whatever room he's in just to hear it.  I assume it means he loves it too...

Speaking of my son (who seems to be a common theme of this post), he has really taken an interest in my stitching lately.  He has to sit in my lap whenever I'm stitching, which makes it really hard to do.  I'm creating a few sprite patterns to make into magnets for him.  I am thinking a cute little Legend of Zelda magnetic sprite play set would be cool.  I think I could do it.  I'm making some LoZ magnets just for me though.

His big pattern that I'm working on is the title screen from Pokemon Yellow.  I think it would look cute with a gameboy picture frame.  Also something I think I can make.  I've spent many an hour playing my classic gameboy, so I could probably do it from memory.  I won't, but I think I could.

Okay, I'm done rambling.  Happy stitching, everyone.

Friday, March 8, 2013

I knew it would happen eventually...

I have pneumonia!  Thanks to my wonderful husband.  At least I went to the doctor 2 days after symptoms...he waited like a week or so.

I put my stitching on my bookshelf and for some reason, once it's there, I forget about it until my son points at it and says, "Uh dis?"  Which is really his way of saying, "Get that for me."  He is going to be a little stitcher in training, I think.  He sits in my lap and is fascinated by it, so I just go with it :)

Anyway, I'm going to bed since I don't feel well.  Happy stitching, everyone.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Oh, my GOSH, it's a random WIP!

Well, unfortunately for me, I have the headache from hell today.  So I have been stitching for a few minutes, then putting it down.  I don't know where it came from, but I've been feeling a little under the weather all day.  Everyone in my house is sleeping right now except for me (it's almost 1500).

I figured I owed a random WIP, so here it is:

As always, forgive the quality.  It's the best I can do with my phone lol.  Well, I'm pretty exhausted and my head hurts, so this one gets to be short and sweet.  Happy stitching, everyone!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Pressure. Lots of pressure.

Well, no new stitching today.  I have stitched, but not enough to merit a WIP.  I wouldn't want to waste precious internet space with my not very far TUSAL.

So on the first was payday!  I actually had the discipline to walk right by Hobby Lobby without stopping to spend any money!  Yay me!

We made a day of going to the mall and while we were walking around I saw a nail salon and asked my husband if I could get my nails and toes done.  I haven't done it in over a year and I figured I won't be able to do it again for about the same amount of time because I don't know how much longer this little one is going to stick around before making her grand entrance into the world.  I sat down to get my fingernails done and I could see my son and husband walking around the mall.  My nails were done and they moved me to a pedicure chair with the back massager.  I was about halfway through my pedicure when I noticed my husband walk into Kay Jewelers.

I kind of watched to see if he came out, but he didn't.  My pedicure lasted about 40 more minutes after I saw him walk in and I hadn't been paying attention for THAT long, so I didn't know if he was still in there or not.  I paid and tipped the manicurist and pedicurist and then I walked on over to the jewelry store.  There he was, sitting down at the engagement ring section talking with a manager.

Now, my wedding set is beautiful.  I love my wedding set.  The problem is, I'm allergic to gold (actually it's the nickel in the gold).  My wedding set is white gold.  So I can wear it for a few days, but then I have to take it off for about a month because it burns a ring on my finger.  It's very painful and sometimes, depending on how bad it is, very embarrassing.  My wedding set is one of these ones (looks almost exactly like it):

It's got a plain wedding band with it that's about the same width.

Anyway, my husband tells me, "Go away," hands me a credit card and tells me to go somewhere else.  So I went and got my hair trimmed and layered.  That took about 15 minutes, which I figured was enough time to wander back to the jewelry store.  My husband is still sitting there talking to the lady at Kay.  He pulls a chair out at the counter and says that I need to talk to her.  So the woman hands me two princess cut solitaires and says, "Which one do you prefer, your husband doesn't know."  Oh, my.

So I look at both of them and I picked the one that I liked and she shows it to my husband and then tells him a bunch of stuff about payments, runs his credit, etc.  Now I have a beautiful platinum, 1 carat, princess cut solitaire engagement ring that will be here by the end of the month.  I wasn't...I wasn't expecting it.  I always rag on my husband, but he knows I love him.  I was so blown away by it, I can't believe it.

Anyway, on to the title.  My little one has made it almost impossible for me to sleep because of how much pressure she puts on my hips.  I know it's early (I've about 5 weeks to go) but I am so ready to be done with this pregnancy.  I want to sleep on my belly again.  I want to crack my back.  I want CAFFEINE.  I want real sugar and not Splenda.  Lots of pressure on my body from this little one.  I suppose I have no right to complain, I've had a very easy, low risk pregnancy.  I'm excited to get back into my weight loss regimen.  Pair that with breastfeeding and the weight should come right off lol

Alright, I guess I'm going to go stitch for a bit before I have to cook dinner (after I let my pacing dogs out first).  Happy stitching, everyone.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

So much to do, so little time.

Well, I had my pregnancy really put into perspective for me the other day.  I was sitting at WIC, waiting while they took all my information because it was time for my periodic weigh in.  She sat me down on the other side of her desk and was asking me questions, then she scheduled my next appointment, and finally she said to me, "If you go into labor before your next appointment, just tell the lady at the front desk."

WHAT!?  It's really that soon, isn't it...?  Then the flood of all the things that I still haven't done yet came to mind.  I haven't bought a car seat yet!  My son is still in one!  Thank God my kid will be breast fed, so she'll likely only cost us for diapers each month lol.

It's so close!  I have been nesting and I recently went out and "beautified" myself.  I got my nails done, my hair done, new makeup, etc.  Gotta look good in labor I guess?  I don't know why I wanted to do it.  It's been over a year since I've done anything like that for myself, so maybe it was more of a last hurrah since I won't be able to do it again for a while lol.

No stitching WIP today.  Probably in the next couple days though.  I've been cleaning the crap out of my house lol.  I'll probably update a little more in depth about my going out yesterday when I post tomorrow.  Anyway, I hope you all have a great day!  Happy stitching, everyone!