Monday, January 31, 2011


Savannah's room is finally completed. It turned out so cute. Now we just need her!

I'm so glad we put the closet organizer in. It created a lot more space for things! Now all I have to do is finish her laundry, since she keeps getting things, and pack my hospital bag. Oh and I need to put the car seat in. But I want to get my car detailed before then. Hopefully I can do all that fun stuff this week. She is going to be here before we know it! The days are starting to go by slowly. I just need to keep busy so I don't think about her coming...hehe.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Houston Baby Shower...

I had four showers and out of all of them, I have pictures from one. lol. My cousin Beth threw the shower for me. It was amazing. She has awesome attention to detail and everything was perfect. It was a great time and I got to see lots of friends that I don't get to see often. It was held at the Johnson Space Center and the room was perfect. The shower was a little over a month ago but I didn't want to post about it until I had pictures to show!

Diaper cake from cute!!!

Yummy cake from Jenny's...Vanilla with lemon filling

Table setting

Banner...that Beth made

Me at 31 weeks

My mom and I

Crystal, Joanne, me, Britny, Lisa & Beth

The shower was great and Savannah got lots of awesome stuff. I should have gotten a picture of all the things she got. We had a cart completely full and it wouldn't even all fit in my car. Thanks to everyone that helped and that came out to celebrate Savannah with me! And a special thanks to Beth for making it all possible!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


I have been doing pretty good about keeping my complaining to a minimum but I just can't do it any longer. I see and meet a lot of women that love being pregnant. That is not me at all. I hate it. I love the fact that I'll have a little baby girl to hold in a few weeks but all the symptoms that come along with it just suck. I was sick from week 4 to week 13 and then on and off for a few weeks after that. I was so nauseous that I had to be put on Zofran and I lost weight. I could barely keep anything down even on the medicine. I was exhausted all the time. All I wanted to do was sleep.

The second trimester was way better. My belly wasn't that big yet. The baby would kick and it would be amazing. I could do anything I wanted and not need a nap. I loved it. If it was like this the whole time, it would be perfect. You have a cute little baby bump, you're glowing and your feet aren't swollen!

Then the third trimester came. I'm back to being completely exhausted all the time. No matter what time I go to sleep these days I still can't get up in the morning. I just want to lay there and rest all day. Unfortunately I must work so that's not possible. And then on weekends I'm so busy catching up with everything that I didn't get done during the week that I have no time to rest. And then you have the getting up to pee every couple of hours. Don't forget about the swollen feet. I was doing really good with swelling but not any more. My feet kill me, my back kills me, my ribs hurt, and my hands are even crampy these days. Now that the baby is getting so big, she hurts me when she moves. There is no room left for her. I have been having horrible cramping the last couple weeks. I've kept hydrated and everything but nothing helps. The Dr said it's my body preparing for the baby. So hopefully she comes soon. I've also been a complete grump these days. I hate it. I don't know how Pat has been putting up with me.

I have 23 days to go. That doesn't seem that long to most people but it does to me. I don't know if I can deal with feeling like this for 23 more days. That's a little over three weeks. And if I go over...that's just going to suck. I don't even want to think about that. Hopefully she makes some progress this week and decides to come a little early. That sure would make my day.

Sorry for all the complaining but I did warn you with the title of the post. I know all of this stuff isn't going to matter once Savannah gets here so maybe that's why I had to get out it of me now. I'll be able to show her in 10 years when she is being a little brat what I had to go through to have her...hehe.

Monday, January 17, 2011

One month...

Savannah should be here in about a month. ONE MONTH!!!!! Can you believe it? I know I can't. There is so much that still needs to be done but all I want to do is be lazy these days. I did fold and organize clothes in our bedroom yesterday that was a 3 hour task. I really need to get better about our laundry. Maybe that should have been my New Year's resolution. Oh well, maybe next year...hehe

Here is a belly picture of me today:

I personally think I am huge but everyone that sees me says that I do not look like I only have a month left. They all say it just looks like I have a basketball under my shirt. That makes me feel so good! lol. I really want to loose all the baby weight as fast as possible. I am thinking of getting something like the Belly Bandit but I have no idea how well it works.

I go to my doctor weekly now. I did get checked on Friday and I was about a finger tip dialated so I'm making progress. I have been having really bad cramps and the dr said that was my uterus getting ready. So hopefully that means Savannah wants to come a little early. How awesome would that be?!! I have a huge fear that I am going to have to get induced and I really don't want to because that usually leads to a C-section. So please continue to pray for me. Pray that I can have a natural labor with no epidural and pray that Savannah comes on her own when she is ready. The doctor did say that if I were to go into labor now that he would not stop it. So I guess I can say she can be here any time now.

The supercross is February 12th. Pat and I have not missed it in Houston since we moved here and went to our first one in 2004. I so want to buy tickets but we are going to wait it out and see. If Savannah doesn't come early, like I am predicting, then we are soooo going!

I am getting bad about posting on here so hopefully my blog doesn't totally fall off the face of the planet once Miss Savannah arrives. Maybe I'll do two posts this week since I didn't post one last week. We'll see! Hope everyone has a great week and I'll keep you updated on Savannah's pending arrival!!!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

42 days...

That's how many days I have left until my official due date. I know I say this every week but I can't believe how fast my due date is approaching. A little over a month and I will get to hold a newborn baby girl that is all mine. I just can't wait! I am praying she will come a little early since I have completely hit the uncomfortable stage of pregnancy. My back hurts, I'm exhausted all the time, Savannah loves being bunched up in my ribs, and the list goes on. But I wouldn't trade it for the world. Pat and I are just so blessed and I'm so thankful that I've had a pretty much easy going pregnancy so far. Please pray that I can have the natural birth that I want to have and that I wont have to be induced. I am sure going to need it but I think it's the best for me and for Savannah. I'm not completely against an epidural but I would rather not have any drugs since the recovery time is way faster and easier. Plus I've never been a big drug person whether it be Tylenol or cough syrup.

Since I didn't post a belly pic last week, I'll post two this week!

We had a great New Year's Eve at our neighbors house. It was a good time even though they had a Margarita machine and I couldn't have any...hehe. We all just hung out, ate good food and saw some awesome fireworks at midnight. I can't wait to have a drink! A glass of wine with my dinner, or a margarita when I go to a Mexican restaurant. I sure have missed that.

Here are a couple pictures from the night.

Me, Arlene, her baby girl Maritza, and Lisa

Me and my belly

 I'm hoping I don't get too much bigger in the last 6 weeks. Wish me luck! Oh and I have come to the conclusion that I am completely addicted to Root Beer. I used to drink it occasionally but I have to have it daily these days. If I don't have any, I start thinking about it and have to go get some. lol. It's just the most amazing thing ever!!! I know I should be drinking mostly water but I think Savannah just loves Root Beer. Hopefully it's just a pregnancy thing and I stop drinking it as much after the baby comes.

This weekend I AM completing the nursery, or as much as I can of it. I bought letters to put Savannah's name on the wall but I have to wait for them to get here since I ordered them online. Hopefully they ship pretty fast. As soon as the closet organizer is in, I can finish in there and then hang up the other few things I have. I can't wait to see it done. I think it is going to come out cute. Maybe I will make a trip down to Galveston since Rita's opened and I have been dying to go there again ever since Pat and I were in Florida. It has amazing custard and Italian ice. We'll see...45 minutes for ice cream seems like a little too much. lol

Since tomorrow is Friday and all, I hope everyone has an amazing weekend! I see lots of sleep and cleaning in my weekend. Oh and maybe a good book! hehe.