Tuesday, February 12, 2013

just so you don't have to ask...

...I'm still pregnant.

She's still in there.  Just chillin'.  In fact, I don't think she's making any plans to vacate in the very near future.  But that's ok.  We'll enjoy the remaining days of our parasitic relationship together in relative peace and quiet.  [Though when we spoke in church on Sunday, and I said that I had hoped to go into labor to avoid speaking, I was only half joking.]

But in related news, my fingers are now officially too swollen [read: chubby] to wear my engagement and wedding rings.

Suffering through the textbook withdrawal symptoms has not been an easy task, but I have found a way to relieve them somewhat.  Behold:

My newly beloved $10 ring from Target.  If you weren't looking very closely, you might assume that Tim and I recently came into a very large sum of money.  And by not very closely, I mean approximately 0.24 seconds.  But hey, it's those first impressions that count, right?

And in other related news, we have made great strides where Ellie's nursery is concerned:

For those of you concerned that I am not following the current AAP guidelines, fear no more!  Those bumpers will be taken out as soon as she starts sleeping in her crib.  But in the meantime, they look cute, and I got them for free as a hand-me-down.

See that board with her name on it?  That little beauty is all Tim's doing.  [Except for the burlap ribbon.  That may or may not have been my doing.]  We had some leftover wood from another project, and he decided he'd like to make something for his little girl.  I was duly impressed.  At least our children have some chance of craftiness.

And those knobs?  Those were also Tim's doing.  Well, ok, if you want to get technical, they were my idea, but Tim did paint them for me.  I would have painted them myself [really, I would have], but the doctor advised against it.  It actually took a lot for me not to hover over him to check their second-by-second progress, but I restrained myself and left to another room.

And in other other related news, Tim had the day off yesterday!  Ok so maybe that isn't actually related in any way, shape, or form.  It may have had more to do with the fact that he worked an excessive amount of hours last week for an event in Provo [which somehow I ended up working, too].  But it was an amazing day off, filled with doughnuts, hot chocolate, roast, baked potatoes, cauliflower, and ice cream.  And maybe some cookies, too.

Don't worry, we didn't actually eat all day.  [Though it may have been a consideration.]  The truth was that in between all of that eating, we got a lot done, too.  Including, but not limited to, our trip to the DMV so we could switch out our AZ plates for UT plates.  Truthfully, this particular errand makes me feel like a traitor, but my mom assures me that since I was born in Utah, this isn't actually the case.  I haven't decided if I believe her yet.

And now that I've turned yet another blog post into a [mostly non-fiction] novel, I'll graciously allow you to finish out the remainder of your day.

Any guesses on baby girl's real due date?


Sandra Dixon said...

bumper pads are a no no now never heard of that

I'll Love You Forever said...

I love that Tim made that sign with baby girls name on it. Her nursery is darling.