Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Valentine's Day Weekend, Snow Days, and an OB Appointment

Over the weekend, B and I celebrated Valentine's Day with our sweet girl.  Rather than making the day about just the two of us, we made it all about her and the things she loves--lots of playing, then Mexican food at Mi Pueblitos and dessert at Sweet Frog.  Our day couldn't have been any better!


We spent Sunday at church and then a family lunch, followed by some grocery shopping in preparation for snow on Monday afternoon.  Monday was a teacher workday, so I spent time catching up on some things in my classroom and made it home just after the first flakes started falling. 

As a teacher, I'm pretty lucky as far as snow days go--if it's yucky outside, I don't have to go to work.  End of story.  B, on the other hand, is not so lucky.  Hospitals never close, and someone has to be there.  He was afraid that if he came home on Monday night, he wouldn't be able to make it back on Tuesday morning (which probably would have been the case, since we got more ice than snow).  He, along with lots of other people, made the decision to stay the night.  He spent the night on his office floor on an air mattress the hospital kindly provided.  (He had been thinking ahead and packed a bag that morning just in case.)  Aniston and I, meanwhile, were very snug at home and well taken care of by my parents.  We went to their house for dinner and enjoyed spending time with them and Eric.  B missed out on the icy fun on Tuesday, but Papa and Papaw made sure Aniston had her fill....which took all of ten minutes.  Ha!

Today was another snow day, and I had an OB appointment this afternoon.  (It was supposed to be yesterday, but the office was closed because of the weather.)  It was a long appointment, but a good one.  Since I'm considered high risk because of having preeclampsia last time, they did lots of tests and blood work to establish a baseline and we had another ultrasound as well.  The baby is measuring right on track, and has a strong heartbeat.  Everything is going well so far, and we're so thankful! 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Our Weekend: The Best Kind

We had a great weekend!  It went by too fast, but what weekend doesn't?

Our Friday night was simple, but really good.  I needed to pick up some makeup I had ordered at Belk, and B and Aniston joined me.  Since we were out, we had dinner at Chick-fil-a.  Aniston loves to people watch, and dinner was not a disappointment at all in that category.  She had the best time watching (and commenting loudly--ugh) on a toddler at a nearby table who was having a difficult time.  B and I felt so bad for the parents!  It was just one of those situations we've all been in before--that stage of life where things are just hard.  Nothing was going their way, and they were clearly frazzled. 

We are in such a good place right now, and (most of the time) things with Aniston are easy and fun.  It's easy to forget those stressful times filled with toddler tantrums and dinners that made you question why you even bothered to leave home at all. 

Then, as we were talking about it, it occurred to both of us that we'll be starting over in September.  Diapers, bottles, feeding schedules...oh my!  Ha!  We're both super excited, but we're not going into this blindly at all this time.  We know what's ahead!  (But we also know that it passes so quickly, and we'll enjoy every minute!) 

I spent most of Saturday shopping by myself.  It was so nice!  After I got home, we cooked spaghetti for dinner and had a movie night. 

On Sunday morning, Aniston and I made it out of the house on time and without tears or ultimatums.  Huge success!  (B played in the band, so he left much earlier than us.)  We spent the rest of the afternoon at home, then went to dinner at Mellow Mushroom with Kesha and Matt.  We had a great time, and it was the perfect ending to a fabulous weekend. :)

Friday, February 6, 2015

Friday Five: Flowers and an Ultrasound

1| A Fun Surprise
B had the prettiest flowers delivered to me at work last week.  It was such a fun surprise!  And the note on the card?  So sweet.  I'm such a lucky girl.

2| Speaking of lucky...
B has always been a great husband, but lately he's gone above and beyond.  I've felt so tired and sick with this pregnancy, and he's really stepped up to help with things I normally do.  I am so, so thankful for him!

3| First Ultrasound
Last weekend, I had a strange pain in my left side that lasted for days.  Since it was constant and didn't change locations, my doctor wanted to see me on Monday afternoon to make sure everything was okay.

(I would like to take a minute to point out that I did not panic.   I consider this a major win, given my tendency to overthink things.) 

After a quick visit with the midwife and an ultrasound, everything is fine.  The baby measured perfectly and had a heart rate of 116.  I happily left the doctor's office with pictures of our baby and a prescription for Zofran (hallelujah!). 

4| Comparing
Naturally, after I got home, I had to revisit this blog post to compare.

5| Weekend Plans
I'm looking forward to a weekend spent catching up on a few things around here and doing a little shopping.  It's supposed to be in the sixties and sunny this weekend--yay for gorgeous weather!

Have a great weekend, y'all!

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