Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I'm back!

Lance and my stepdad spent all of last Wednesday under our house fixing the pipes.
The high on Wednesday was like 12.
I felt so bad for them, and their frozen bums, but after about 6 hours under there, they had fixed all of the pipes.
(Or so they thought)

We had to stay at my mom's through Friday because we couldn't turn the water back on until the temperatures could stay above freezing.

Saturday my brother came to help too, and they made some final fixes under this old farm house.
We were able to "move back home" Saturday-- with running water.

I have never been so excited to do laundry!  ...But my kitchen sink still has no water pressure.
Doing the dishes is still a bit of a beating.

The snow interupted my 30 week appointment with Dr. Deem.
Luckily they were able to reschedule me to the following day.
Beckham's heart sounded great.
(Maddox thought it sounded like bubbles)
I gained another 8 pounds.
Two weeks with mom's cooking, I'm sure played a part.
But I was so sad.
I still am.
I have now gained 27 pounds.  (7 pounds more than I delivered Maddox at, and still have 10 weeks to go)
However I started this pregnancy 9 pounds bigger, so I haven't reached my big number yet.
But I am very close.

I cancelled my prenatal pictures this Saturday.
With the water still not fixed, and our land rather muddy after all of the snow... I thought I should reschedule.
It will give me a little more time to get my outfits together.
And hopefully re-gain some confidence.
I am now set to do them the 26th... the day before my shower.
Candi is awesome, and I can't wait to see what she comes up with.

I still can not comment on people's blogs from my home computer.
What am I doing wrong?
It is driving me crazy!

(edit::  I logged in under the safari browser rather than Firefox and it worked... I always use Firefox to browse the internet but a few months ago, it stopped allowing me to open the stats tab or adjust anything under design.  --From now on do I just need to use a different browser, or is there a simple fix to my blogger glitches with Firefox??)

Yesterday was Valentine's Day.
My husband brought me home flowers, double dipped strawberries from Candy Haven and a very sweet card.
(I couldn't help but attack the berries before I could get a picture taken!  ...and I even shared a couple with Maddox-- even though I really didn't want to!)

Lance posted a sweet little comment on my FB.  (Probably silly to even mention, but he never comments on my FB-- so I know it was out of his comfort zone, therefor it made me feel special.)
I love Valentine's Day.
I could care less if it is a "Hallmark Holiday"...
...it really isn't about the gifts ...or dinner.
It's just about feeling special and excited to see what surprises will come my way that day.
And to know that, for at least this one day of the year,  I am on his mind all day.
To know: He put me before himself today.

Maddox and I made Lance chocolate dipped pretzels, and a homemade card.
And we bought him a Browning jacket.  (a sale find at Dillard's this weekend)

I have posted this before: but here are a few reasons I love my husband.

Maddox enjoyed Valentine's Day as well.

He got a card with money from my Nana.
He enjoyed putting his cash into his piggy bank... and he has carried around the card for days, reading it like it was a story book!

My dad and step-mom also sent a bag of goodies.  Candy, vanilla heart-shaped peeps (which were sooo good, I made him share) and 2 foam swords.
He has been a pirate for days now!!

Lance is going to help his mom move into her house today.
She has been staying with a friend (about 10 minutes from us), but her house finally came available to move into.
We have not seen her.
Not since July when she drove down to keep my niece and nephew for a week.
So hopefully once things settle down she can come visit.

Maddox has changed so much since July-- and so has my mid-section.
It'll be fun for her to see him bigger!

I am so tired.
Like first trimester tired.
I try not to pull the pregnancy card.
But I. Am. Exhausted.
With Maddox's pregnancy it was all about me.
"Where do you want to eat?"... "What can I help you with?" ... "Take it easy, you're pregnant."
This pregnancy is a lot different.
I am not complaining.
Overall, it is very easy.
But a 2 year old changed things.
And I need rest.

With that said, I am going down for a nap.
I am so far behind in blogging that I think it will take me a while to catch back up.
But I will.


  1. Quit worrying about your weight. You are perfect.

    I can't wait to see your Maternity pictures!!!

    Google Chrome is the best internet browser I've ever used!!!! http://www.google.com/chrome/intl/en/landing_chrome.html?hl=en You should try it. I used to use Firefox - but I always had so many problems and glitches with it and it didn't always work on every website.

    I can't believe his mom has been so close and y'all haven't seen her in 7 months!! That will be a great reunion!!

  2. I like your Valentine's goodies! I have had trouble before being able to leave comments....I wish I could help you. Sometimes I think it's a blogger issue and not your computer, but I'm not sure if I know anything! :)

    I hope you get some rest. I feel for you. I can't imagine being pregnant and having a 2 year old! You can do it!