Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Recent Fun - Photopolooza

The past two weeks have been a whirlwind but SO much fun. Between flying to Florida, having a fantastic baby shower, visiting my family and friends, flying back home, going right back to work, having another visitor stay in our house (J's friend), getting ready for the holidays and the "record-breaking blizzard of 09" (for Philly in December anyway) blowing through last weekend, it's been nuts!

Instead of hashing it all out, I figure I will do a photo post. Who has time to read anyway? :)

First off to Florida where my mom threw us a wonderful baby shower/party. I say party because it wasn't your typical shower. There were finger foods, gifts and one quick game, but it was co-ed and there was a LOT of alcohol flowing (not for me, sadly). We had some of my local friends from high school there as well as friends who drove up from Miami and stayed in a hotel. A lot of my mom and dad's friends were there too. The party went well into the night (almost 2am) and fun was had by all. The Bean also made out like a bandit. She is all set in the clothing department, especially the fuzzy pj with footies department. :)

Here I am!


The goods!

Our one game - "Guess the baby" from baby photos of some of the guests.

Everyone trying to figure out who's who.

My friend Mark and I comparing bellies (with Jeremy's head getting crushed in between).

Giving the answers.

That's my mom in the pink. The best shower host ever!

My reaction after a friend of mine from middle school brought a HORRIBLE picture of the two of us from 1986 - NOT a good year for me. Notice Jeremy trying not to crack up at seeing it.

Lots of cute clothes :)

The beautiful quilt my mom made for Bean. It looks GREAT in the nursery with the green walls too!

Me rolling my eyes at Jeremy getting Ohio State socks. Look how happy he is. :)

I have no idea why, but this is one of my favorite gifts. A Carter's set of Ducky fuzzy jammies with footies. For some reason, it melts my heart. And it's SO soft. I can't wait for her to wear this so I can snuggle her!

Jeremy trying to figure out what a "Boppy" is.

Two of my very best friends from high school, Wendy and Angie.

Our good friends from Miami (and old running buddies) Kevin and Marissa.

Another one of my best friend's from high school, Mark and his beautiful wife Andria. We are the Godparents to their wonderful son, Hamish.

Another one of my favorite running buddies (and best friend) from Miami, Mercy and her hilarious hubby Sergio.

J and I the next morning at the Sunday brunch my mom had at the house for eveveryone.

There's our boy Hamish! And in his new Batman shirt we bought him! :)

Group shot!

My awesome parents.

Later, on our way to go watch the sunset (one of the things I miss most about Florida).

Pelican and Dolphin.

I miss these sunsets...

And less than a week later...back to reality. A snowy afternoon.

My girls settling down for a long, winter's nap.

Snowed in,

That's a lot of snow for a Floridian.

13" on the table.

Jeremy so proud of his new shovel.

Our snow covered house!

I need Santa to bring me some snow boots.

Winter Wonderland.

So jealous of this guy!

My studly shoveler.

Me pretending to shovel (when really I just walked around and took pictures).

Now, it's one more day of work then I'm off for a week and a half!!! While we will have visitors for some of it, we will have a few days alone over Christmas to just sit back and relax. I can't wait to do NOTHING except maybe put together some of the nursery and catch up on some running blogs. :)


Wednesday, December 09, 2009

28 Weeks

Welcome to my 7th month of pregnancy. Also known as my third trimester.

Today I am officially 28 weeks pregnant. I know I say this often, but I never thought I'd see the day.

This picture was taken last week, but you get the gist. I'm getting HUGE! 20lbs so far and feeling great. She's kicking up a storm and staying pretty drama-free. Just like mommy likes.

Things have been good around here, but super busy. I've been feeling pretty great the past few weeks and not had too many particular problems. Well, I did have one day when my midwife told us to go to the hospital to get a heartbeat check because I hadn't felt the baby move at all. That was a little scary, but of course, when we got there, she was totally fine. We also got to pre-register at the hospital, so I didn't feel too bad.

The only real symptom I have been suffering from, which is actually kind of scary, is low blood sugar. I have had more than one occasion where I have almost passed out on the train in the morning on the way to work. Two times were REALLY close. One of those times was this morning.

Things will be fine one second, then the next, I feel like I can't breathe and before you know it everything goes white and fuzzy. I can't see or hear and feel like I'm going to be sick. I try to lay back and get some blood back to my head, but it's hard when you are stuffed on a train sitting next to someone else.

Sometimes I feel it coming on and can sort of talk myself out of it, but this morning and on one other occasion, it was pretty scary. Afterwards I feel totally out of it and lethargic for the rest of the day. I have been checked out for it and everything was fine. My glucose testing came back normal, so my midwife just thinks is may be pregnancy induced hypotension (low blood pressure) or hypoglycemia. It seems like if I eat peanut butter or protein in the mornings instead of say, cereal, it usually helps. I just need to be careful with the sugar spike too early in the day.

Other than that, we have been busy with work and house guests!

Jeremy's parents were here the week of Thanksgiving and we had a great time with them.

The week before they came, my dad surprised us with buying Bean's crib, which was wonderful. Then, J's parent's surprised us with getting our glider! Gotta love the grandparents :)

One night, I came home from a particularly crappy day at work to see Jeremy and his dad had put it all together for me (and his mom making a delicious dinner). It was a wonderful surprise. And although that's all that's been done up there so far, it's definitely a step in the right direction. It's starting to look like a nursery!

By the way, one of the biggest rackets in the baby furniture business is the fact that cribs don't come with mattresses. I'm sorry, it just seems ridiculous to spend that much money on a bed frame and then have to spend another $100 bucks on a mattress. Ugh.

Other than that, we haven't bought too much else for her. We did go a little crazy in the Gap outlet in Center City on Black Friday when we were walking around. We found some REALLY cute clothes and even Jeremy was running around saying, "Look at this! Look at this!" so we went a little overboard there. I think we are the only people who paid FULL PRICE on BLACK FRIDAY at the Gap OUTLET store. Oh well. The stuff was adorable.

We also got the first gift off our registry yesterday, which was pretty exciting. My friend Angie bought us a swing for a shower gift and it was waiting for me when I came home yesterday. Always love coming home from a long day to presents! :)

And the most exciting thing of all, tomorrow we leave for 5 days for warm, sunny Florida to go visit my parents! We aren't going to be able to make it down there for Christmas this year (the first time in my entire 34 years I will not be home for Christmas...sniff, sniff) so, we decided to go down for a long weekend. Even more exciting though, is that my mom has generously offered to throw us a co-ed baby shower/party while we're there. This is great because while we have some friends in Philly, most of our really good friends are still in Florida. A few of our friends are even driving the 3.5 hours from Miami and staying in a hotel to be there. We are so lucky to have such great friends and family! I can't wait to see them.

As far as running goes...well, not much of that going on. Even J is taking a sabbatical and has taken up Yoga and PT appointments instead. One day, this blog will get back into running. For now, we're just training for a different type of race.

Have a great weekend!

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