Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Gender & Christmas



Lily Lee will be here in 12 weeks. OMG!
With Christmas just 2 weeks away I can't believe how quickly time flies. 
I'm sure there are lots of things we still lack for Miss Lily but we have some essentials. 
In an effort to better re-purpose our finances we have canceled cable. 
Our tree is lacking the usual number of gifts but to be honest the things I really want can't fit under the tree. My healthy child to be born this March, to be able to get my Masters in Women's health (BSN first of course) without sacrificing my sleep and missing my daughters life and having finances to do so. I thought the latter I might have a plan to achieve but that has been revealed as a failed attempt. Not giving up but somewhat discouraged and lost on how to do so. I also find myself unsure of how my child will have care provided when mom & dad are at work. Unfortunately life is not a board game that you can just restart from the beginning of adulthood (not that I have regrets but I could have planned some things differently). Through and through I know I have God and some family by my side. I have an adoring husband that I love so much and can't imagine life without him. I'm thrilled to welcome our child next year and hopefully a few years later we can welcome a sibling for her. So there is no gift under the tree that could give me what I'd like this year, unless there is a winning 6 figure + lotto ticket under there (the baby thing is all God though). 
Now for some link love....
  • If anyone is in an extra giving nature, my baby registries are at Amazon.com & Walmart.com
  • On pinterest I found some cool stuff (of course that isn't anything new, pinterest rocks). Baby apps here   Baby tips here 
  • Check out the latest shopping trip of my fav coupon blogger Hip2Save here 
  • In an attempt to get more financially in shape with the upcoming birth of our baby I am trying to shave the grocery budget, found this interesting article (not sure if I can trim too much with it but still useful). 
Well that's all I got. My back hurts and the sleepiness is setting in....


Saturday, November 9, 2013

Getting ready for shopping...

Time for some Tidbits... aka things I find interesting...


  • Black Friday is weeks away.... some bring on the leaked ads.... Of course I'm not really one to venture out on the event. I do cyber stalk my favorite stores online and of course make a T-day run to Walgreens & CVS.... Check of some leaked ads here... my fav so far is Walgreens (looking forward to walmart though). 
  • Another favorite site is Deal News... I've gotten several good buys from visiting this site, particularly some awesome batteries last year but anywho. They cover everything from vacations to vitamins...
  • Kohls is having their kohls cash event... If I knew the baby's gender I would definitely buy some clearance baby clothes....

Thanksgiving (from the heart not the belly)

So it has been a long while since I updated this thing....

I'm currently 23 weeks prego! And sick... yuck. Been sick nearly a week with a sinus thing. I was thinking back on the year and realized I've been sick a lot.... Jan, March, April, July, & now....I'd like to believe this is my last hoorah for this pregnancy but since I still have about 4 months left I have feeling the winter season will get to me....Prayers!!!

As it is now Nov (maybe a little sentimental due to the hormones) I want to express my thankfulness. This year I am very thankful. I am thankful that my mom and my brothers family and I are living in the same state again, just in time to welcome baby watts. I'm thankful for my husband. Perhaps the one silver lining to most of the reality trash on tv is that I am reminded that despite flaws we all posses, I have a good man by my side. He has gotten a new job this year and seems to be happier and hopefully will continue to rise to the changes as this next year is sure to full of them (like baby watts and someone going back to school - fingers crossed). I'm thankful for my little dog Max, because I love him so very much and grateful for every day God continues to bless me with is presence. He will always be my first baby (as tears stream down my face while type this). I'm thankful for my dad who is still protected during all his driving and will never probably truly know how much I appreciate him, his help, and how one day I will probably publicly acknowledge that without him I would not be or be doing what I am today. I am thankful that my husband and I have a beautiful home, good jobs, 2 good cars, etc.... I'm thankful for Gods everlasting presence in my life and though him I am able to achieve the goals and will he has set forth for me. That through the trials and tribulations, the many unknowns that he is always there as a shining star of hope in every dark night that approaches..... Last but not least I am thankful for this unborn child that is growing inside me as we speak. This child was no accident, my husband & I prayed for this baby and tried for months to conceive him or her. God willing this baby will be healthy and Rob & I will be far better parents than we ever could hope to be (as a few more tears trickle down my cheeks). Oh and I'm thankful that I was able to attend each football game and band competition in 2013.... Love miss H & K. 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Hump Day





So Last night I made some chocolate chip cookies; today mocha cookies and for dinner Beef Paprika. YUM! I can't tell you how handy it is for me to go to my previous blog post for the recipe vs searching my house. I also cleaned our "new to us" crib. My sister-in-law gave it to me, not hardly used as my niece kayla didn't really like cribs. 
This Friday is the game of the year, East vs West and then Saturday our first band competition. So excited.
My mom spent the night in the hospital last weekend. She seems better but it was stressful. I love my moms and hope she won't have any future issues. Grateful that MHHS was able to place her on my unit. 

Sunday, September 22, 2013

September

Picture 1: My beautiful nieces, Holly & Kayla at the last football game
Picture 2: Miss Kayla in the pretty guard uniform, theme Disney princesses
Picture 3:  Miss Holly winning Homecoming queen (I cried)
Picture 4: My baby bump, aka baby wattsy at 16 weeks gestation

So at 16 weeks now, really 16 1/2. Went through a period of backaches, now just once in awhile. Frequent headaches, most likely stress and/or allergy related. Baby's heart rate is 145, no movement yet. Next appointment the sonogram! YAY!!!

So I have a most of the "needs" for the baby...
-Donated crib (not put together yet and dad probably bringing my baby crib too)
- my mom bought a dresser & stroller/car seat combo
- few clothing items
- a starter bath set
-wipes & diapers
-starter set of bottles & pacifier

Of course there are tons of "wants" but if I fast forwarded 5 months, I'd have enough to bring home baby without a major "I'm not ready" meltdown. Will probably get a mattress in the next few weeks. And after we know the gender in a month will add lots of stuff to the registry (like baby blankets, clothes, whatever I haven't added due to gender influenced colors).

We are pretty excited around here. Baby on the way, favorite season is here (fall), football games and competitions starting soon, potential for my nieces to be in a Disney world parade, etc. Hopefully God will continue to bless our family, our growing baby-to-be, our jobs/finances, our pets (aka babies), our home and cars, and of course of family and hearts! I hope everyone is having a blessed Fall like we are and that it will continue through to the new year!!!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Baby Bump



My Baby Bump!

I'm 11 weeks pregnant, nearly 12 and into the 2nd trimester. Next Dr appointment is Tuesday!
200 days left until this family becomes 3

If you'd like to contribute to baby Watts we are registered at walmart.com and amazon.com

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Baby Stuff Tally

So far I have a nice little collection of things for my little baby:

Baby Towel
Bibs
1 pair socks
Bottle set w/100 inserts
Healthcare grooming kit
Johnson & Johnson starter kit
 Daiper genie refill
Slippers/booties
Flip Flops
Formula can
Onesies
    0-3m
        4 short sleeve
         2 long sleeve
    3-6m
        2 short sleeve
    6-9m
       1 short sleeve
    12-18m
       1 short sleeve
Tees
    0-3m
       3 short sleeve
     3-6m
       3 short sleeve
2 packs Wipes
Diapers
    Size 1 = 2
    Size 2 = 1

and so much more still to buy (or be gifted)

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

8 Weeks on Thursday



  • This week your baby can officially be called a foetus. This particular label will continue for the rest of your pregnancy until after birth, when is finally known as “The Baby” or by its name. Around this time, some couples makeup a nickname for their foetus. Be careful though, it can be very hard to stop using those little terms of endearment once they stick!
  • Your baby is around 1 centimetre long this week and it is finally losing its little tail. But it still looks like it is all head, with a big forehead and a little body. Don’t worry though, in the next few weeks it will lengthen and those limbs which look so tiny now will only grow and take more shape.
  • This week your baby develops a tip on the end of its nose. Its fingers, toes and lips, eyelids and legs are becoming more clearly defined. Its eyes look to be positioned very far apart and more to the side of their face than where they will eventually be.
  • In week 8 the valves in your baby’s heart are present and the passages which will help air flow from their throat to their lungs have formed. There are small definitions on their paddle like feet and hands where their toes and fingers will be.
  • This week your baby is making little involuntary movements, though these are so small you won’t be conscious of them. It is still in a C shape, similar to a kidney bean but flickers and jumps around inside your uterus.
  • Your baby’s bones are starting to form in week 8 and they can bend their tiny arms at their elbows and wrists.
Stay tuned for tomorrow is another doctor appointment...

Monday, July 15, 2013

6 weeks and counting...

So in a few days we'll hit the 7 week mark. I wish I were skinny and not bloated because I feel like my tummy is sticking out more than usual but I know it is too early for the "bump". So far routine nausea but no vomiting. So I have been checking out maternity clothes because sooner probably than later I'm going to need some. I was pretty bloated when I went to the Drs so my jeans were a bit tight. Maternity clothes are $$$. So I think my plan is to make trip next month to the motherhood maternity outlet and check out places like old navy and kohls. Of course I will have to buy some scrubs, probably will buy one set fairly soon to just check it out before I need it. That will cost me at least $50 just for 1 set.... ridiculous! Might see if I can just were my scrubs low and get bigger tops... like walmart style??? I will have to make it through winter so we will see what I can still use.
I just had to get my dog in from outside and noticed 5 webs with spiders on my deck (note this AM there were none as I had made sure). Creepy... too dark to defeat myself so I sprayed them with wasp spray and will let hubby take webs down in am. Then time to invest in spider spray!!!! Maybe we should invest in pest control too... ahh the expenses of home ownership and adulthood.

So I did some research on how to save on maternity clothes, best tips so far are here. Of course I'm a big old navy person so you can bet I'll buy something from them.... I just hope my winter coat fits, if not I guess I might have to steal hubby's?

In the next 10 days I probably won't have much to post but might manage something... since my schedule is crazy I'll mainly be working and sleeping (wish more sleep than work but unfortunately that isn't how my job works, one can only hope maybe I will get a school nurse job or something..). But in just over a week near the end of my horrible schedule I will get my first ultrasound of baby watts!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

1st photo of me after the "preggers"


So this is a bad blurry picture but just a sort of baseline shot before I start "bumping out". I wasn't "thin" before the preggers but I do feel quite bloated and perhaps a little bit of a bump building.... I ate a whole can of peaches today (it really just looked like a big bowl) but maybe I need to cute back before I birth a 10 pound baby. After all I have a long way to go.... BTW please vote on my Blue or Pink Poll to the right of this post!!!!!