Friday, September 30, 2011

20 Weeks

That's right, halfway to a baby! Give or take. Actually we were officially halfway on Wednesday, if you want to be technical

.It appears I've still gained less than 5 pounds. And since the beginning of September, I've gained about 2 inches in my belly region. Also, just for the sake of documentation, not only have I been able to feel the baby move occasionally, a couple nights ago Husband was also able to feel movement. It was really exciting. I've also been convinced that the baby is sitting on the left side of my body. I've felt very lopsided and all movement has been on the left. I guess the little one is running our of room in there or something because he seems to have stretched out some. I feel less lopsided lately and I've felt some movement on the right (not much). 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Little Bit of Everything

Lately I've been very excited about just about everything happening! 

We've been busy picking things out for the baby. So far I think we've got all of the big stuff picked out. After that we can start filling in with some of the little stuff.  I cannot wait until we get to start actually purchasing some of it (next week maybe?!)

Another thing on my agenda has been getting random stuff for the house together. I'm not sure if it's part of this baby preparation stuff or if it's more because we have people visiting in November, but I've got a rather long list of "little" things the house "needs". (Some of it is needed more than others, like some of it I know I'm not being neurotic, other things I'm pretty sure I'm being neurotic).

And, I've been feeling very "crafty". I got a bee in my bonnet to make my own Christmas cards. I'm already more than halfway through them. And only having a slight problem feeling crafty enough to make them all. I know people aren't' going to compare one to the other, and some of them are quite similar. I just feel like they should be slightly more individual.  I've also got the supplies for a halloween wreath and a fall pumpkin with decoration. And about 20 cups of pumpkin puree sitting in my freezer. I am READY for fall to get going. And I'm also excited for winter to get going, and make insane amounts of cookies etc. Also because at the end of winter we'll have a new member of the family :)

As if I didn't need, have enough on my plate with just the stuff mentioned above, this month my friend, Jessica, and I have decided to stop biting our nails. And at the end of our 21 days (because it takes 21 days to create a habit) we would reward ourselves with a manicure. I have been so surprised with how easy this new habit has been to create! Personally, I feel like I've been more determined this time. Not only for my own personal reasons, but also because I didn't want to "mess it up" for Jessica. We were in this together. And now we've completed our challenge, and soon we will have a manicure date to "celebrate". I'm soo proud of us, we've both been life-long nail biters (but not now!)

 (Looking back, I really need to expand my transition words to words that do not include "A" words.)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

First Post

So, I've finally actually created a blog. There seems to be a lot of stuff worth documenting lately. And undoubtedly many things to come as well. We have a pregnancy to write about, our first duty station, a new dog, the old cat, etc. And I know I'll really enjoy having all these memories filed away to revisit.

I think I"m going to start with a little bit of "catch up" because one of the reasons I finally committed to this is Javelin. He's a sweet boy with several interesting stories lately.

First Javvy Story: "Houdini Dog" In July, just a couple weeks after we adopted him, we took a small trip to Albuquerque. Husband and I spent the first day separately-he was at a concert. When I left to pick him up, Javvy somehow escaped our hotel room. They had lever door knobs and he managed to push down on it, and pull enough to be able to walk (run?) out the door. The door opened inwards. Luckily someone else staying there found him and called us from his tag. I would have been really sad if he disappeared for good. 

More recently I gave him a water bottle to play with. He usually isn't very interested in them but this time he was. When I was cleaning and came across the bottle later, it was in two parts. The bottle. And the lid. He managed to unscrew (not chew) the cap off the bottle.

We also bought him one of the super bones. He goes through smaller rawhides so fast, we were hoping he would make this one last a bit longer. He's had it almost a week, and the bone is kicking his butt! He just barely got the first knot off. But he holds it in both paws and caught on his "thumb" nail. He will also carry it around and it's very cute, because it is actually pretty large in comparison to him.

Less cute after we got home from visiting home, he started eating our blinds. His "uncle" Jake must have told him about it, because he never used to do such things. It seems we might be over that hump, although it may just be that we haven't replaced our blinds yet, so he doesn't have anything to chew on.

I'm continually amazed at how smart he is, how well behaved he is (he just came that way), and how fast he has managed to wriggle himself into a very special place in my heart. I really love my Jabberwocky and all his quirky things.