Friday, February 27, 2009

Baby Blanchard

I am pregnant with a healthy baby, YAY!
We had our first appt on January 30th and everything was good. Of course I had a 2 hour wait that day and had to get blood drawn. Rrrrr! We did have an ultrasound, so we have a cute first picture of our little one.
Today we had our second appt with Dr. Wang, who I love. I have never been so happy with a doctor, she has incredible bedside manner and little hands (a must for a good OBGYN). We listened to the baby's heartbeat for the first time, 150 beats. The doctor's only complaint was that I haven't gained any weight. And we have 8 weeks til we have our ultrasound to find out if we are having a boy or girl. I would love to just have a healthy baby, but having a boy is a bonus. I think partially because I would know for sure I had one of each and then the third baby could be whichever gender. So fingers should be crossed for a BOY! But if we have a girl I will be very happy still.
I also got to do a little shopping at motherhood Maternity, I of course spent way to much money. I bought a belly band, the verdict is still out on it. Stephanie gave me some really cute maternity shirts. I am getting this whole pregnancy thing done. Monday I start SS back up and I have a reason to be slow and lazy :D
For my birthday present Matt bought me a sewing machine. So yesterday I finished my first sewing project, baby burp cloths. I am super excited cause tomorrow I am going to JoAnn's to buy more stuff, YAY!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

It is truly amazing how we all effect on each other's lives.
Today I was at Wal-mart and Adelaide was throwing a terrible screaming fit, you would have seriously thought I was beating her. She was pissed because she wanted me to hold her but I was hurting from being an idiot and holding/picking her up earlier in the day. Anyways... I was down the toothbrush aisle trying to hold back tears, when this sweet looking, older lady walked up to me put her hand on my shoulder and said "we have all been there. You are doing the right thing, just keep with it." She walked away and just made me feel strong and a lil more teary eyed. That woman will go on with her life never knowing the effect she had on me. I will probably always think of her when Adelaide throws a tantrum.
It's like when I go out to eat with Adelaide, I almost always think of Rachel S. because she once said to me that the reason she eats out is so she doesn't have to clean up, mind you I was trying to clean up the mess Adelaide had made on the table and on the floor. I have a lil Rachel on my shoulder every time I think of getting on the floor to clean up Adelaide's mess.
But we all do this and not even know it. I ran into a kid from high school once who told me I made him believe in god. Talk about a WOW moment. Apparently we were having a discussion once about religion and how he had lost faith after his grandfather passed away, somehow something I said made him find his way back. I went years never knowing that I had such an impact and that I would always be remembered to him for that.
I know that I may not be friends with everyone I know now. I mean I look back and count the friends I had in Illinois, High School, college, my various jobs, and I have only taken away a handful of friends for life from them. But I know that everyone I know now is making their impact on me and for most of them in the biggest way possible. They/you are all helping me become the mother I will and am to my children. Talk about a worldly impact.
Anyways, I think I have rambled enough.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Quote of the day

My aunt shared this with me. HA! HA! HA!

Quote of the day:

"Whatever you give a woman, she will make greater. If you give her sperm, she'll give you a baby. If you give her a house, she'll give you a home. If you give her groceries, she'll give you a meal. If you give her a smile, she'll give you her heart. She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her.
So, if you give her any crap, be ready to receive a ton of shit"

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Elmo's Green Thumb Live

We went to see Elmo last night and all I can say is that it was an experience. Adelaide was a little irrated before we got there just because Daddy ran a few errands before the show and we waited in the car. We got there and she was super excited. "Elmo! Elmo! Elmo!" Then after sitting for 5 minutes she was done so we walked around. The show atarted and she was good 1/2 way through the first act and then she wanted to walk around, so she threw her little toddler fits. The same story is true for the second act. Overall it was a lot of fun seeing all the excitement in her face. We even bought her a cute soft Elmo that I ended up napping with on the couch, how I always wind up sleeping with her stuff animals I will never know. Of course being the camera addict I am I took loads of pics.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

The Blanchard's No Good, Very Bad Day

Yesterday wasn't devastatingly horrible, but it was not a good day for the Blanchards.
It really started with trying to sleep, because none of us did. Adelaide was constantly crying at her door and I of course couldn't breath. Therefore Matt was up dealing with both of us. All three of us were very cranky.
We tried to go out for breakfast, but ended up running horribly late. Addie and I went shopping at Target and got Madagascar 2 (the highlight of my day). We had filled the trunk up so I had to drop everything off at the house before we could do more shopping.
We went back into town for lunch with Matt at Sonic, not bad. I told Matt to get her a Sprite, but he wanted her to have milk, the problem is there milk is in little jugs and Adelaide will spill it everywhere. "She'll be fine" he reassured me. He was right, because he was the one that spilled the milk all over himself and the car. So we had to go back to the house for him to change his clothes.
So instead of Adelaide and I driving back into town for a third time, Matt said he would do the rest of my shopping for me. I have learned that men should not be allowed to go shopping, he called me several times and managed to bring home many of the wrong items. So, I have the car today to get the right things.
Adelaide wouldn't go down for a nap, no biggie but stressful. So 15 minutes into nap attempt #2, I here a crash and screaming. I walked into Adelaide's room to find her dresser laying on top of her. She is fine, but I will never get that image out of my head. She has a bruise on her leg and her eye is a little swollen and bruised. Needless to say the dresser is in the closet now. She was very cranky and clingy from that point on, but I don't blame her.
No cleaning got done yesterday either, so we have a huge list of things to do today. We all slept good last night so I am hoping today will be better.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

12 weeks and 1 month

Today I am 12 weeks pregnant and I am reminded how much I don't like being pregnant. I have really tried to get off my butt to clean today, but have failed miserably. I have absolutly no energy. I must have pregnancy rhinitis because I never had "allergy" problems before this pregnancy. It has been almost a month of me not being able to breath or sleep. I made the mistake this morning of taking Benadryl, I will never do it again. I fell asleep sitting up on the couch while Adelaide was awake, it was only for a few minutes but she's a toddler and can get in trouble in just seconds. I found her in my bathroom with a lipstick all over her mouth and blush and powder foundation all over the floor, her clothes, and hands. Of course when she finally went down for a nap and I couldn't sleep at all, just my luck. I won't even get into the other wonderful pregnancy symptoms I am enjoying today. I know I am not the only one suffering because Matt isn't able to sleep all night with me constantly blowing my nose, moving around, and getting up to pee.
Today Matt and I have been married for a month, YAY! Nothing has really been different since we are married. I do love being Mrs. Blanchard though. I also have enjoyed not having to figure out a different way to pay for things since all the cards have Matt's name on them.

Cleaning Rambles

I hate cleaning. I don't really know anyone who loves it. Of course I love using my swivel sweeper, but you can't clean windows with it and it won't put away the loads of papers everywhere. I make cleaning as enjoyable as I can, music loud and me dancing around like a fool. Adelaide of course has made cleaning more difficult. Yesterday I left her in my room to put away kitchen towels, the problem is I left her with lots of clean, folded laundry. When I returned to the room none of the laundry was still folded.
I am excited about cleaning the office though, because I am cleaning it out. Matt cleaned the garage this weekend and discovered he would have a lot more room in there if we cleared out the baby stuff; the swing, bassinet, walker, big box of baby stuff. Which means I need to clear out and organize the office, so we can stuff it all in Baby Blanchard's room. I am hoping to have the office cleaned by next Friday (fingers crossed).
We have decided to use Adelaide's nursery rhyme baby stuff for Baby Blanchard's room. Which means I get to decorate Adelaide's room, YAY! I haven't made up my mind but I am thinking pink and yellow. I really want to repaint Adelaide's bathroom, but can't do that while I am pregnant. As soon as I pop this kid out I will be in there with a paint roller.
Blah, blah, blah... I need to clean :(