Friday Daydreamin’-Curling Up Like Kittens

Booth: [baby cries] You hear that?
Brennan: Sounds like a cat…-Bones

This Friday Daydreamin’ we’re supposed to write about what we love. I love curling up like kittens with my hubby. Yesterday it was so nice out that we decided to nap on our deck.

We watched the clouds float by and talked about how we’re going to camp out in the backyard in the summer. Then Match pointed to the lawn and said, “Can’t you just picture Roo camped out here in a tent?” I can’t wait for family “camping” trips to the backyard. Roasting smores around our firepit. I love daydreaming and curling up with my hubby like kittens.

To Do List: The 2012 Edition

Marshall: See, we have a whole bucket list of things of things to do before we have kids.
Lily: ooh, a cradle list. –How I Met Your Mother


It took me a little while to post this list, mostly because then everyone would know I was pregnant before I was ready to tell. As you can see, Roo is dominating a lot of my to do list this year. I have a feeling that won’t change for at least the next 18 years. 🙂

I’m also seeing a theme of buying. We have a LOT to buy this year. Some of them are wish list items, but a few are necessary. Hopefully I’ll find that money tree I’ve been searching for. I went with a lot of items I know are tangible, rather than vague lofty goals like to learn play guitar. That’s on the bucket list but I’m going easy on myself this year, since I’m growing a human and all. 😉

So here’s my list this year:

2012 To Do List (aka Cradle List):

1. Replace the lighting in all 3 bathrooms.

2. Replace the hallway light fixtures.

3. Install an overhead light in the master bedroom.

4. Replace the dining room and front entry light fixtures.

5. Install a custom closet organizer.

6. Buy Monkey a new kennel.

7. Paint mural for the nursery

8. Come up with family Halloween costumes

9. Do at least 1 or 2 Halloween Crafts before Roo is born

10. Increase online earnings to pay for all the stuff we need to buy this year

11. Start a savings fund for Roo

12. Sell the Focus

13. Pay off the Subaru

14. Save up a big down payment for a truck

15. Buy a truck

16. Start landscaping the backyard

17. Start landscaping the front yard

18. Get Nursery ready by September

19. Make decorations for Sassy’s bridal shower

18. Host Sassy’s bridal shower

20. Build up savings

21. Buy new couch for family room

22. Buy area rug for family room

23. Buy area rug for great room

23. Get certified in infant CPR

24. walk at least 5 times per week as long as the doctor says I can

25. Buy VHS to DVD converter

26. Convert old home movies to DVD as a present to our parents

27. Have wedding dress cleaned

28. Carve Pumpkins with Match

29. Write up our wills

30. Meet at least one bloggy friend this year

31. Go camping at least once this spring

32. Buy a side table or buffet table for the dining room

33. Learn to light a fire in our firepit

34. Make window seat for the nursery

35. Get at least 100 readers

36. Go on at least one trip with Match this Spring

37. Take prenatal classes

38. Finish pregnancy journal and have it printed or make a homemade book

39. Order mixbook from last year

40. Take pregnancy photo shoot

41. Do something special for our 2 year anniversary

42. Survive labor and delivery and have a healthy bouncing lil Roo.

43. Take Roo to a pumpkin patch

44. Have a family photo shoot

45. Make 2 to 3 handmade Christmas decorations before December

46. Make at least one homemade canvas print from one of my photos

47.  Sew bucilla stocking for Roo

48. Go back to the Christmas tree farm

49. Make Roo a Christmas Ornament

50. Make homemade gifts for Christmas

51. Spray paint kitchen hinges

52. Paint bathroom vanities

TTUT: Puppy Tummy Cuddles

Todd Zarnecki: Who is it?
Sheldon: Your doom!
Raj: Don’t say “Your doom”. Who opens the door for their doom?
Sheldon: Good point. [to the door] Basket of puppies.

The Big Bang Theory

Today I’m checking in with two fellow dog lovers: Impulsive Addict and Seriously Shawn

I had a less than exciting weekend. Having to take it easy  per doctor’s orders meant a huge butt print in my couch and way too much computer/tv time. So this Tuesday I wanted to talk about my first baby, my fur baby Monkey.

You can’t say dogs aren’t intuitive. I think he knows about Roo.

Look at Monkey snuggling up to my belly.

I can’t wait to see how he’ll react when I start showing. He’s going to be such a good big brother.

Match’s 28th Birthday Party

Turk: I’m not telling Isabella she’s got a vagina until she’s 18!
Kim: That’s gonna be an awkward birthday party.
Turk: Do not tell my daughter she has a vagina! I’m serious! [Points threateningly at Elliot, J.D. and Kim] Hm? Hm?! Hmmm?!?
J.D.: It may have already come up. –Scrubs

We had a nice mellow birthday party for Match’s 28th birthday.

We invited a bunch of Match’s coworkers and everyone got along great. I finally got a chance to meet the girl Deputy that Walking Couple and the other deputy wife were so worked up about. It was just like we all suspected, this Lady Deputy was absolutely harmless! She was sweet and funny, and she brought along her boyfriend, whom she’s been with for years. I didn’t feel threatened by her in the slightest.

I can’t say the same for the other deputy wife, Miss Insecure. She showed up dressed to the nines. She was completely over the top dressed up for a casual house party. I was pretty sure it was all for Lady Deputy, to make sure she knew what was up. She threw her daggers all night with her eyes, and huddled in the corner at one point with Walking Buddy gossiping. Sassy and I just rolled our eyes and ignored the whole thing. After Miss Insecure and her hubby left, the party was a lot more fun. Walking Buddy relaxed and had a great time.

Neighbor Girl made a rare appearance. I haven’t seen her since our housewarming party, even though they live just 6 minutes away. I hadn’t told her about Roo yet, so I made this big deal of wanting to take her on a house tour and show her all the updates we’ve done. I brought her into the nursery and pointed out the baby socks and framed ultrasound photo. She got really excited and then said, “Guess what? I’m pregnant too!” Not only is she preggers, but we’re about a week apart! What are the odds? We were both so excited to have someone else going through the exact same stages of pregnancy. She apologized for being MIA but after finding out she was afraid to hang out for fear of telling me too early. I know that feeling all too well.

All in all it was a great, relaxed night with good friends. I can’t wait to get together with everyone again.

9(8)? Weeks

Rachel: I can’t see it!
Ross: You-you just said that you did!
Rachel: I know, I lied! I didn’t want her to think I was a terrible mother! I can’t even see my own baby!
Ross: Oh sure, come here! (Sits her up) Sure you can! Uh, look come here look, (rolls the machine closer) it’s-it’s-it’s, it’s right there (Points).
Rachel: Oh. Oh, it’s beautiful. I see it now.
Ross: Do you really?
Rachel: No, I don’t see it!
Ross: Come on! Come on! Here, okay-okay, you see this? (Points) This tiny thing that looks like a peanut?
Rachel: Yeah.
Ross: Sweetie that’s it.
Rachel: That’s it? Well I saw that! Ohh-ohh-oh, thank you.
Ross: You’re welcome.
Rachel: Wow! I can’t believe that’s our baby.
Ross: Yeah, that’s our baby. –Friends

How Far Along:8 or 9 weeks (2 months people!) I really hate the week thing, but I’m facing facts, it’s just how they do it in gestation land. The doctor kept changing the dates on me, but according to my ovulation, I’m pretty sure it’s 9 weeks.
Size of Baby:  grape
Weight Gain: So far I’ve gain about 3 pounds. I’m hoping this is fairly normal. I think most of the weight gain is in my boobies, which is fine by me (and Match!)
Movement: this early it’s just gas. The room clearing kind. Oh pregnancy is just so glamorous.
Cravings: pepperoncinis on saltines with string cheese. It’s odd but really tasty. Also spicy cheezits.
Food Aversions: seafood, and certain food smells. I don’t know til I get a whiff, and then it’s like get that the HELL away from me or else!
Symptoms: so very very tired. It hits me at around 4pm and then it’s like a wall. WHAM! I have to lie down, close my eyes and take a cat nap. I also tend to get really nauseated right around this time. It goes away after I nap or if I take a walk. I’ve been lucky enough not to throw up yet, and I hope to be one of the lucky few who never does.

What’s on my mind: While I did luck out dodging the vomiting bullet, I haven’t been so lucky with the spotting. I know a lot of women spot during early pregnancy, but that doesn’t make it any less scary. At 5 weeks I had to go to the doctor for an early ultrasound with the medical computersdue to spotting. The doc found the little embryo and said all was well. A week later a panicked email to the doctor reassured me that once again the spotting wasn’t something to stress about. I was a nervous wreck as we waited for our first “official” appointment to check for a heartbeat.

But there it was at 7 (8?) weeks, this little flick flick flick on the screen. It was the most beautiful flicker I’ve ever seen. Then he hooked up the doppler and we were able to “hear” the heartbeat. Thump thump thump. I grabbed Match’s hands and we both just sat there with tears in our eyes. Hello little Roo.

I’ve continued to spot since then, and I try to just remember that thump thump thump when I start to panic. I know stress doesn’t do any good. I have to say a big THANK YOU to my bloggy friends who I’ve emailed while stressing about these little spot episodes. You have all been so good to me. Thanks for being there! I cannot wait til that 12 week mark when I can breathe a whole lot easier.

*Update: The spotting got worse last night and early this morning I was put on pelvic rest. No heavy lifting, no vigorous exercise, and no sex. 🙁 Please think positive thoughts for my little Roo.