Tuesday, May 31, 2011

And We're Back

It has been so nice not feeling like I was chained to my computer for the past few weeks. It looked like the battery had died and I am too cheap to pay $100 for a new one so I was slowly saving up for a new one instead of just doing it all at once. After taking the battery to the battery store a week or so ago I just decided to stick it back in the computer instead of leaving it sitting on my night stand and low and behold the darn thing came on.

I have not missed the computer really, but I have really  missed keeping up with my blog. I have a few backdated pictures to add of my belly and a few updates on Mckinley, but I will have plenty of time coming up because school is officially out! I still have 1 more day of inservice, but besides that we are done. I feel like this school year flew by, but I am really glad that it is over. Baby Love has been wearing me out lately so the end couldn't come soon enough. I really miss my babies, but I am ready for some rest and relaxation.

I promise more to come very soon. And I also promise I will turn off my computer when I am not using it to save battery power. Glad to be back.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Gone But Not Forgotten

I feel like I haven't blogged in forever! Our computer died a week or so ago (thankfully right after the really bad weather rolled through), but I miss blogging and reading all of the blogs I follow.

So much has happened since I have been gone. We have made it through week 29 and Monday I will be 30 weeks! That means 10 more weeks until Baby Girl! We had our birthing/baby Class (more on that later), We got some sad news from a friend, and today I am in Nashville about to go get a prenatal massage (oh happy day) and then to head off to my first baby shower. I am so excited to be sharing this day with my most awesome friend Amber. Hopefully I will get some good pictures today and when I stop being so stubborn and actually go buy a new battery for my computer (we are not spending any extra money this month and so far I have spent $0) I can add my weekly belly pictures and some shower pictures.

The best news I haven't been able to tell everyone is that there are approximately 10 more days of school left. We have 2 1/2 days on each Friday so I really don't count those as school days so we will actually just say there are 8 more days of school left! Then that means I will not be working for the next 4 months (except for being a most excellent mommy of course). I finally met my sub yesterday and I feel like I can relax now knowing that my amazing assistant and this new amazing lady will be taking care of my classroom and my babies. Now we just need Baby Love to get here.

I still have a few things to get done in the nursery (hang pictures and shelves, hand sew ribbon on the bumper, and put away all of the stuff I will be getting at my upcoming baby showers. I still have no idea where I have going to store everything, but we will make due in the tiny house.  I feel like I have gotten rid of so much stuff that there has to be somewhere to keep it all. I still need to clean out a cabinet in the kitchen ad that will be Mckinley's own personal feeding station.

Now I am off to prepare for some rubbing and relaxation. Before I forget I have another Dr. appt. this week and then 2 more weeks until we get to see Baby Girl again. They want to do another ultra sound to check Mckinley's kidneys to check the fluid to see if the fluid has gone away (hopefully this is the case) or increased. I just love getting to see her one more time before meeting her in person.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Baby Birdy

I don't think nesting should start this early, but it has definitely hit me. I have been cleaning literally all day since I woke up. I told myself I would hold out until this summer when I really had nothing better to do, but I have cleaned things I have never even thought of cleaning. For example, I cleaned the inside of the dishwasher, the outside of the fridge and I reorganized the magnets and stuff on the fridge, I cleaned out a shelf in the bathroom linen closet for Baby Girl's stuff, I put a new bed skirt on the bed, washed all of the pillows in the house, hung a new shower curtain, So on and so forth. There is still so much more to do and clean before B-Day (Baby Day) so I am not worried about not having anything to do this summer.

Besides cleaning the house I have also been planning something for the month of May. I want to try to spend absolutely nothing except for utilities, groceries, and bills. I am really good about spending money, but I want to try for a month to not spend any extra money. There is a lot going on this month (showers, trips to Nashville). Now how will I not spend any money even going out of town you ask? Well since this was a preordained trip I will give myself a trip budget (how much damage can 2 super pregnant girls really do in 1 weekend?) and I will stick to it. I basically know what we will be doing (baby showering, eating, laying around) so we really should have to spend too much. If I do good in May then I will also be doing this challenge in June. Now July may be another story since Baby Girl will be here and I figure there will be a few last minute things we will need to purchase (probably a few things left over from our registry that we might need). I know I can do it because I am the cheapest person ever. There is nothing that I am desperately in need of and most of the time when I buy something it is not something I actually need. I feel like I sometimes buy stuff just to buy stuff and it always makes me feel so wasteful.

The best part is I have finally gotten all of our diapers so the main thing I have been spending money on is complete. I will take some pictures of all of my fluff later when I am not exhausted from waking up so early because of the darn thunder. I think God is trying to get me ready for when baby girl gets here. This pregnancy has been so easy and I have been sleeping so good he wants to make sure I know what it's like to wake up a few times at night.

everyday g's six-pack
I can't wait to have my own little fluff covered butt!
I have been playing on this website The Baby Cost Calculator this morning and if I breastfeed, cloth diaper, and make my own baby food we will probably spend around $6,000 for Baby Love's first year. I also calculated the cost with using disposable diapers and formula feeding only and it would cost us over $7,000. The best thing is I am sure I can find other ways to be cheap thrifty.