Monday, March 31, 2008

Holy Baby!

My friend, Katie, and my mom threw a shower for me on Saturday. It was so much fun! Seriously, I looked around the room at one point and couldn't believe the people that came. It wasn't about getting presents. I looked around and saw a strong support system. I know that sounds cheesy. But, I really felt blessed.

I feel like I've been trying to keep my head above water lately. It's been really difficult to venture away from working to being a stay at home mom, to moving while pregnant, to figuring out the toddler parenting thing and a second baby on the way. I've felt overwhelmed a lot lately. But, I've also felt really blessed. I saw that in front of my eyes on Saturday. It's a great feeling to know that you're not alone in the world. (Dramatic, huh!) But, seriously, I hope that I'm as good of a friend to all of you as you have been to me.

Reality also hit me on Saturday. I cannot believe that we are having this baby in 3 1/2 weeks! Holy baby! We are scheduled to have a c-section on Thursday, April 24. But, if I were to go into labor early we are going to try for a VBAC. Eric keeps praying that I'll go into labor early. It pisses me off. For some reason I feel like God hears his prayers more than mine. I guess it's a battle between Eric and I. Who does God like more? Just kidding. Sort of.

Here's a snippet of my to do list for the next three weeks:
- pack hospital bag, Parker's bag, and Eric's bag
- clean the car seat and install
- fix the driveway and stairs (well, call people to do it)
- kill the dogs (don't worry, I won't)
- new tires for the car
- remember not to breastfeed in front of EVERYONE who comes to the hospital (pain killers really screw up your judgement)
- hide the prepreggo clothes so that I don't cry when I try to get in them the day I come home
- find a double stroller that will let me shop in the mall

Monday, March 24, 2008

Easter Fun

As you all know, we now live in "Mayberry". Our neighborhood had an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday. There were over 100 people there. It was our first neighborhood event. Very fun! It was also P's first time hunting for eggs. Here are a couple pics.

Then on Sunday we had some of our family over for lunch. This is uncle Kevin helping P hunt for eggs in our backyard.
Sunday night P helped daddy put together a new table and chairs for the playroom.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

New Pictures

This is a Saturday morning at the Glidewells'.

Don't try to get your 20 month old to say, "I love Fuddruckers!" It doesn't come out that way.

A new obsession:

Friday, March 7, 2008

Things I Hope Are Only True When I'm Pregnant

Come on pregnant friends. Add yours to the list. Single guys or married guys without kids, no need to read this. It'll just weird you out.

Things I Hope Are Only True When I'm Pregnant (In other words, if these things come true outside of pregnancy, I need serious help!):

1. Dropping something on the ground while sitting, then having to spread your legs for your stomach to fit through them so that you can bend over. Or you can do the "move both legs to one side and lean" version which is more appropriate in public.

2. Peeing (just a little) on yourself every time you cough, sneeze, or laugh.

3. Leaving one bag of groceries at the grocery store every time you shop. Then returning for your lost bag (after you've already driven home) and being greeted at the door with, "hi, Sandi, we have it over here for you again."

4. Crying when my husband bills 50 hours a week. Crying when my husband bills 20 hours a week. Crying when my husband wants to talk about the bill from Target. Crying when Bill, the cable man, sits on the couch and plays with the TV after taking 3 hours to set it up.

5. Being hit in the stomach by my son because he can no longer sit on my lap for me to read him a book or to rock him. Seriously, he screamed, "Baby! No!" as he hit my stomach with both hands. Thank God there really is a baby in there!

Okay, ladies, add yours to the list. For some reason this makes me laugh and enjoy pregnancy more. It also makes me fall more in love with Eric because none of it seems to bother him.

Life Has Begun Again

Isn't it sad that I'm rejoicing over getting cable TV and internet at our house today? Little P is napping, there are still about 20 boxes to unpack, dishes to be done, some serious laundry to be washed, and I could use that 8 month pregnant nap. So, what do I do? I watch an episode of Law and Order from 1996 and then I get online. I'm addicted. And, I'm mad because I can't find the cord thing that connects the camera to the computer. It's probably in one of those boxes that I should be unpacking.

So, we got good news yesterday. Sydney( yes, we've decided on a name) is no longer breach. And, the placenta has moved up. Now we have a big decision to make. We were set on a C-section (mainly because I had one with P), but things are looking like I could possibly have a normal delivery. What to do?