Crazy Few Days

I had my 35.5 week check up yesterday and my blood pressure was high yet once again! I have had a 24 hour urine test and bloodwork taken and Dr. McAlpine diagnosed me with white coat syndrome (when blood pressure is only high at the doctor's office), but it still drives me crazy that I can't calm down when they take my blood pressure! I'm not scared of the drs. office. I actually like going and listening to the little buddy's heart beat! I'm just scared to get my blood pressure taken...silly I know. Well, the dr. that I saw yesterday wanted me to go over to triage and get more blood taken and do a non stress test for Camp. Everything came back wonderful! The nurse said my blood is better than normal and Camp passed his tests with flying colors. But the oncall doctor wanted me on strict bedrest and wanted me to come back into triage today for another non stress test and blood pressure checks. Talk about sending a girl's blood pressure through the roof!! So Adam and I went back to triage today and my blood pressure was a lot better than it was yesterday. I guess because I knew what to expect this time and the same nurse was taking care of me. Soooo I was able to go home and no more bedrest. Ahhh....the longer he can stay in there, the better. I'm 35 weeks and 4 days today. The hospital considers everything before 36 weeks preterm, so I have 3 days and he really should be good to go! My next appointment is this Thursday and I get to see Dr. McAlpine this time!! I'll be glad to talk to him and get his opinion on everything. He's cautious, but in a way that doesn't make me flip out....and I really like that! :)


5 More Weeks & Another Party for Camp!

I'm going to say this every week until he's born, but oh my goodness, 5 more weeks!!! I think everyone can say that 5 weeks is not far away at all! I'm sooooooooooo excited to meet the little buddy that I can hardly stand it! Adam is very ready too! We had our third and final baby shower today and we got some amazing things! A bouncy seat, booster seat, diaper pail, shopping cart cover, lots and lots of blankets, sleepers, and gift cards! I can really say now that I think Camp is set! He can come now! :) The sweet teachers at Faith threw the shower and it was so nice to see everyone. School started 2 weeks ago and I have to admit that I'm very sad that I didn't go back. It was so surreal seeing my old classroom. I know that I have an even better job ahead of me, but teaching at that school was a dream. BUT being a mother is what I was put on this Earth to do and I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!! I'm even more blessed to be able to have the opportunity to stay at home with him.


The Past Few Days

Well we survived Tropical Storm Fay!! We probably ended up with over 20 inches of rain! It didn't stop raining yesterday. The power went out yesterday morning around 9 and then didn't come on until about 7:30 last night. Our cable and internet were still out until about noon today. Man, I can honestly say that I would go insane without cable or internet....and electricity! It started to get pretty muggy and warm in our house yesterday and I'm very thankful it came back on. There are still people in the neighborhood with no power...yikes. Adam and I ate lunch and dinner out with friends yesterday and he even played football in the rain with a bunch of guys. We were going stir crazy and just had to get out. There were tons of streets that were closed due to flooding and trees down. On Saturday morning around 2:30 am, I heard a very loud wind gust and then the worst cracking sound. I grabbed Adam (who was sleeping very soundly) and screamed "Oh my goodness!" He woke up in a panic and thought someone was breaking in!! We then heard an even louder crack and three trees in the park had been snapped! We had no damage...thank goodness, but the trees fell pretty close to our fence.

It almost looks like a little tornado came down and got the trees. A tornado hit the park years back in almost the same exact spot.

Bored puppies, sad they can't go out and play!!


Ohh Bethel....

I just checked my email and saw that Beth had tagged me in a photo on Facebook. I was wondering what picture it could have been because I haven't seen her in over 2 months (which is a sin). So when I logged in to Facebook, this picture popped up. I have no idea where she came up with this idea, but she has a whole album of her friends like this. Needless to say, I was sitting at the computer by myself and laughing hysterically. I think that hairdo looks great on me. I was thinking about going short anyway! :)



I just got home from Publix and I thought this was too funny not to share.
My checkout lady asked me when I was due and I told her 6 weeks from today. She said "Oh, I thought you were going to say 4."
Ok so do I look 2 weeks bigger? Why 4? Why not, "You look great for only having 6 weeks left!"

She then went on to say that 6 weeks was still a long time from now. Way to burst my bubble, check out lady! :) Haha!

6 Weeks To Go!

This is straight from Baby Center:
By this week, fatigue has probably set in again, though maybe not with the same coma-like intensity of your first trimester. Your tiredness is perfectly understandable, given the physical strain you're under and the restless nights of frequent pee breaks and tossing and turning, while trying to get comfortable. Now's the time to slow down and save up your energy for labor day (and beyond). If you've been sitting or lying down for a long time, don't jump up too quickly. Blood can pool in your feet and legs, causing a temporary drop in your blood pressure when you get up that can make you feel dizzy.

Thank you Baby Center for giving me the excuse to slow down and save my energy! :) I'll be putting off that second load of laundry!

Haha....wow. I can't believe Camp's due date is in 6 weeks. I think I say that every week, but 6 weeks sounds so soon! I had a dream last night that we went to the hospital, but hadn't packed a bag yet. Maybe that's a sign telling me to get on it! I have the checklist printed out of everything we need to bring. I also went to Target and bought lots of little toiletry items so we aren't running around trying to pack up shampoo and deodorant while I'm in labor! I go back to the doctor August 29th and then it's weekly appointments from there on out. I really feel like this pregnancy has flown by, but when I think back to the night that Adam and I found out, it seems like ages ago. :)


OMG I Can't Believe It!!!

I made my nursing cover today! It took a lot of trial and error, but I ended up making it! Don't look too closely, but I think this is really going to work. I am very proud of myself for doing this! At the sewing class on Thursday I probably earned the superlative "Most Likely to Fail", but I've now changed into "Most Improved Sewer". Haha! I had a lot of issues with missing pieces and messed up bobbins and I think my sewing teacher was regretting she ever signed up to teach the class. I think I've gotten all of that figured out and I'm so excited to go to my next class and learn even more! This week we are making a pillow case....I'll let you know how that goes.


Sewing Projects & Corn

Since my first sewing class begins tomorrow night, I needed a project ready to work on once I learn all I need to know. I came across a tutorial for nursing covers that looks pretty simple. The one that I liked from Target is $30 and I have about $9 in materials in the one I want to make. I think the green is great!

Picture of a finished product.

Adam went to the farm last night and brought home these ears of corn!! I'm so excited to cook them. I don't think there is anything better than corn on the cob in the summer. Mmmmm!

It's Starting To Look Like A Nursery!!

The delivery company came this morning to deliver Camp's changing table/dresser. It looks wonderful!! I'm so pleased with it. Everything fits perfectly and it was so nice to get everything out of laundry baskets and stacks and put everything in the dresser. Now all that's missing is the little buddy!

Thank you to ALL of Camp's grandparents for this wonderful gift!!


Happy Girl

This will be arriving tomorrow morning. I simply cannot wait!!!! I'll be able to put all of Camp's onesies, pants, and shirts up. I'll also get to play around with the baskets and set up his diapers and wipes and all the other extremely fun things that I've been waiting to set up!!!! I just have a few more minor details and the nursery will be complete. Fred is going to paint the glider that the Meyer's are letting us have and I have one more crafty piece of artwork that I'm working on. It'll be just fantastic to have this all set up and ready for Camp. I'm so excited to see the finished product and I'm sure you are too! :) I'll get pictures up when all is complete.

Beach Fun

This past weekend Adam and I went to the beach with Micah, Danielle, & Sophie. The boys fished all day Sunday while the girls relaxed and enjoyed the back porch (in the shade & breeze). Adam and Micah met us at Dockside for dinner. They just drove the boat up to the marina, hopped out and ate dinner with us! Danielle, Sophie, and I got a nice car ride home and the boys had to drive the boat back to the ramp in the dark! They were exhausted when they came back, but they had a great day!

The Narn will only jump up on the couch at the beach. I think it's the perfect height and she just gets extra sleepy while she's at the beach. I snapped a few pictures of her and thought they were hilarious!

Adam & Micah pulling into the marina!

I just looked at the pregnancy ticker and I can't believe that Camp's due date is in 49 days!!!!! It's just crazy. I feel like this pregnancy has gone by so fast! I'm just now starting to get really uncomfortable. I'm waking up about three times a night to go to the bathroom and sometimes I have a hard time falling back to sleep. I'm also noticing that I'm doing a slight pregnancy "waddle". I met my mom and Chandler at Bagel Bagel about a week ago and they were watching me get out of the car very ungracefully and they thought it was so funny. I didn't even know they could see me! :) I have been having some groin pain, but really that's the only complaint I've had this entire pregnancy! Camp has been moving around a lot! He rolls around all day and I love watching my stomach move....it's the weirdest thing! I'm getting to the point where I just can't wait any longer to meet him. I just can't wait to see who he looks like and to get to know his personality. I can't wait to be his Mama!!!!!


So Sweet!

Camp got another sweet package in the mail today! It was from Summer with Initially Yours Monogramming. I've gotten to know her through ordering her wonderful children's products and she was so sweet to send this precious burp cloth for Camp! It matches his nursery perfectly. I've ordered lots of things from her for gifts and for Camp and everything she does is amazing. She's so talented! Check out her blog!


My Visit to the Police Department

I recently found out that the Tallahassee Police Department offers free carseat installation on Wednesday mornings. Installing Camp's carseat was on my list of things to do (obviously) before he gets here and I was a little worried about doing it myself. So I took the carseat and base up to the police department and a very nice officer installed it for me! He also showed me how to tighten straps, adjust the back of the carseat, and how to take it out of the base. It's such a great service!! Now I know that Camp will be extra safe in his carseat!

Can't you just picture the little buddy in that thing??? :)


Getting Organized & Saving Money Has Never Been So Fun!

After hearing all the buzz on coupons and bargain finds, I decided that I'd take in a little part of the action. I purchased this handy dandy file folder for $1 at Target and the rest is history. I labeled each section by store and also have sections for my lists (I make about 30 each day) and for receipts. I've always said that I wanted to save every single receipt to see how much we spend and where, but I've never followed through. It's also great so I can return things if need be. So now all of my coupons and rewards receipts are filed nicely in this folder. Now I can take advantage of all of the extra savings because normally I throw coupons in a drawer and forget about them. I'm going to ONLY use coupons for things that we need. I don't want to go too overboard and spend more money on things that we don't even use regularly. I printed out a bunch of coupons that I plan on using on Monday when I go grocery shopping and I'll make sure to blog about how much I saved!