Friday, January 28, 2011

Anything Like Me

Today I've had one of those emotional, pregnant days. I'm really hoping that's what it is because otherwise I don't have a clue what is wrong with me!   I cried the entire way to work.  I made it through the day with only a few breakdowns.  As I was leaving work, a country song came on the radio, and I lost it!  It was, "Anything Like Me" by Brad Paisley.  It immediately made me think about Dustin and William.  Read the lyrics below:

I remember saying I don't care either way
Just as long as he or she is healthy I'm ok
Then the doctor pointed to the corner of the screen
And said "You see that thing right there well you know what that means"

And I started wondering who he was going to be
And I thought heaven help us if he's anything like me
He'll probably climb a tree too tall and ride his bike to fast
End up every summer wearing something in a cast
He's gonna throw a ball and break some glass in a window down the street
He's gonna get in trouble oh he's gonna get in fights
I'm gonna lose my temper and some sleep
It's safe to say that I'm gonna get my payback if he's anything like me

I can see him right now knees all skinned up
With a magnifying glass trying to melt a Tonka truck
Won't he be a sight with his football helmet on
That'll be his first love til his first love comes along
He'll get his heart broke by the time he's in his teens
And heaven help him if he's anything like me

He'll probably stay out too late and drive his car too fast
Get a speeding ticket he'll pay for mowing grass
He's gonna get caught skipping class and be grounded for a week
He's gonna get in trouble we're gonna get in fights
I'm gonna lose my temper and some sleep
It's safe to say that I'm gonna get my payback if he's anything like me

He's gonna love me and hate me along the way
Years are gonna fly by I already dread the day
He's gonna hug his momma, he's gonna shake my hand
He's gonna act like he cant wait to leave
But as he drives out he'll cry his eyes out
If he's anything like me there's worse folks to be like
Aw he'll be alright if he's anything like me

This was most definitely my little moment today.  I can honestly say I'm not sure how I made it home through the tears and the daydream that took place this afternoon! 

If he's anything like Dustin, he'll be hard to handle, but so easy to love! 

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Sara and Alex!

This past weekend was really busy, but lots of fun.  Sara and Ethan grilled out for Dustin and I Friday night, and it was fabulous.  We had a spread of food and lots of laughs out by their new fire pit Dustin and Ethan built. 

Saturday was so busy.  Comcast showed up at our house at 8:30 to finally hook up our HD box in our bedroom.  We ran errands after they left, and then we put the baby bed together!  (I will post pictures as soon as I finish decorating the nursery. It's really come a long ways though!)

Saturday night we attended Sara's surprise party =)  It was a success!  Happy Birthday Sara!

Lauren, Conor, and Allison having a good time!

All the fabulous food for Sara's Birthday!

Dustin getting the fire started to surprise Sara!

Monday, my nephew Alex turned 3!  My nephews are growing up way to fast.  Tanner turned 6 in November.  Reid will turn 5 in April. 

My family all went to dinner for Alex's birthday Tuesday night.  It was so fun!  Kiddo's make everything a blast. 

The bathroom remodeling should be finished today. It looks amazing (but needs a deep clean)!  In fact, my entire house is begging for a deep cleaning!  I'm hoping this weekend I have the chance to get my house looking fresh and clean.   

William and I are feeling great today.  Yesterday was not a good day for us. My back hurt; I had a killer headache; I was nauseated; I was exhausted.  You name it. I felt it. I think I went to bed at 8:00 last night.  However, today is much better!  We go for my next appointment on February 7th. 

He was so excited about his cake!
  I hope everyone is having a wonderful week! 


He loved his Thomas the Train cake!

Say Cheese!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Busy Bee's!

Wow, so I had several little "freakout" moments today.

In two weeks, I'll be entering my third trimester. Yes, that's right!  I will enter the final phase of this journey.  It's definitely a bitter sweet feeling.  I can't believe how fast time if flying by! 

This morning I scheduled our 4D ultrasound for March 1st.  I know that March seems so far away, but it's not.  I know February will fly by and then I'll get to see my baby in a whole new way!  I'm looking so forward to March 1st! 

Some sweet friends have decided to throw me a baby shower too!  We've set a date of March 5th.  I'm looking so forward to this time to reunite with friends and family and celebrate William Michael!

Yesterday started the remodeling project of our master bathroom.  When I first arrived home yesterday,  seeing the mess, missing wall, and huge cast iron pipe that ran from floor to ceiling almost shook me to a breakdown.  However, we recieved great news today from the plumber that it won't be problem and the construction can continue!  Fortunately, my father is overseeing this project and making sure everything is going right.   Thank you Daddy!! 

I had a great doctor appointment this Monday too.  Will had a strong heartbeat of 154 bpm.  I had gained 5lbs, but the doctor told me that was fine because that was around the average of 1 lb a week.  The next appointment I will have is in 2 weeks (Feb. 7th).  At this appointment I will be completing the glucose test.  It's definitely one thing I'm NOT looking forward too. 

I also have to boast about my new neighbors.  Sara and Ethan have finally moved in their new house!!  They are only a hop, skip and a jump away from Dustin and I now.  I'm looking so forward to the fun times ahead with these two! 

 The next three months are going to be super busy for Dustin and I.  Between celebrating birthdays (Dustin's 30th birthday), doctor appointments, parenting classes, finishing the nursery, remodeling, and trying to enjoy the last little bit of time just being Dustin and Julie, it's going to be a whirlwind (but one I'm looking forward to)! 

Sunday, January 9, 2011

23 Week Update

Here's what's happening in William's world this week: 

 Turn on the radio and sway to the music. With his sense of movement well developed by now, your baby can feel you dance. And now that he's more than 11 inches long and weighs just over a pound (about as much as a large mango), you may be able to him squirm underneath your clothes. Blood vessels in his lungs are developing to prepare for breathing, and the sounds that your baby's increasingly keen ears pick up are preparing him for entry into the outside world. Loud noises that become familiar now — such as your dog barking or the roar of the vacuum cleaner — probably won't faze him when hhe hears them outside the womb.

Dustin and I have prepared for the snow that's supposedly on it's way!  I hope everyone stays warm and safe!


Thursday, January 6, 2011

Splash of Color

It's amazing what a little color will do for a room...not just any room though, a nursery!  William's room is painted, and I love, love, love it!  Now I feel like all the fun decorating can begin! 

Window shot

Corner shot

Another shot of the room

This is the furniture piece I had repainted.  It looks SO good.  I'm going to get some decorative knobs for it this weekend and probably line the inside of the drawers with some decorative paper.

Big Brother Bogey visiting in William's room :)

If we have a chance this weekend, maybe we'll get the furniture together and then I can post more pictures! 

Slowly but surely this nursery is going to come together :) 


This has been such a busy week.  After being off for two weeks for Christmas vacation, a week back to work has me making some major adjustments.  The first two days back had me thinking, "How am I going to make it to May?".  Between the lesson plans, 504 paperwork, and the crazy iNOW computer gradebook system not cooperating, I found myself exhausted and a bit overwhelmed.  I have to say though, my students are really wonderful (both this semester and last semester).  I have several girls that pat my growing belly daily and want to know every detail of my plans for the nursery and my new baby.  Several teacher buddies check on me constantly to make sure I'm feeling okay and not overdoing anything.  Everyone greets me in the hallway with a smile and the nice greeting of, "You are really starting to show!".  It cracks me up, but I must admit... I do love it :) 

Being back to work is a bitter, sweet reality for me.  I know that this is the last semester where I will only have to worry about getting "myself" to school on time, taking sick days just because I can (even though I know that is frowned upon and rarely do that ) or thinking I'll just do that work at home tonight.  I realize that this may just be the last semster I get to be selfish.  I've had this thought in the back of my mind since Monday morning when I headed to work.  The funny thing is that the our devotions have been about selfishness this week.  Tuesday's nights passage really made me think.  The devotion asked us what was the opposite of love? I immediately said, "hate".  However, as we read through the passage it talked about how selfishness was really the opposite of love.  How can one person claim to love, but yet be only concerned with themselves?   Love, true love, Godly love, doesn't work that way.  So, with that being said, I'm so ready to love on our baby William.  My prayer is that Dustin and I will lead by example and teach William what real love is. SelfLESSness!

 I hope all my fellow teachers have had a wonderful week back at work!