Thursday, January 31, 2013

He must really love me

No, not Jon..though he better love me! ;)

I'm talking about Reggie Monster...last night I was really REALLY tired apparently.

Jon said when he went to take this picture, Reggie was sleeping too..but alas, he woke up when Jon went to take the picture.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

38 Weeks-Hurry up && wait!


-Cooper is the size of a pumpkin...though I'm envisioning a pumpkin and it makes me cross my legs and say "nu uh". hahaha
-Dr's appointment went well yesterday-started progressing and that's all I'm gonna say about that. ;)
-We're definitely ready for Cooper to come out whenever he's ready...we cannot wait to meet him and see him and love on him! We've waited so long for this little guy!!
-Other than that, not much else to report....maybe I'll be back for a bump update next week...or maybe I'll be introducing Cooper to the blogging world! We'll just have to see!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Lucky #7

2006-first picture together as a couple again

2007-Indy 500





2008-My best friend's wedding


2009-making it all kinds of official :)

2010-our first vacation together-Disney World :)


2011-date day at the zoo


2012-Holy crap, we're finally going to be parents!!!

2013-Can't wait for this new adventure!!


I can't believe it's been seven years since Jon and I started dating! We've been through so much in the last seven years-so many laughs, a few tears, and so many memories!!

We're getting ready to start our new adventure as parents any day now (*hint hint Cooper*) and I can honestly say I'm so excited to start this new chapter of our lives together. I can't wait to have a family with Jon. He's the most amazing man that I know and I am the happiest I have ever been...because of Jon. He's my rock-he may  not understand why I'm emotional/bitchy/crazy/etc but he puts up with it with a smile on his face and tells me how great I'm doing and how we're almost to the end and we're so close to meeting our precious baby boy. 

I'm so lucky to be married to my best friend...the person who gives me butterflies when I know he's getting ready to come home..and the person who, just last night..when date night didn't go as we planned (yet we ended up at Chili's in our town...just a few feet away from where we were seven years ago...when I asked him to hang out with me instead of going back and hanging out with the other couple...where we held hands under the table...) he had me laughing so hard I was begging him to stop because I was going to pee myself. I begged him to let me video tape it. He told me that his songs were only for me...and Cooper. I just kept laughing until I was crying...meanwhile I had a bouncy baby boy having a party in my belly...I think he was laughing too. :) He lucked out on the daddy front and he doesn't even know it yet!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

37 Weeks and Full Term!!!



Well..little man..we made it to full term!!

Now is the time to tell the blogging world our little secret, huh? Our doctor has been watching closely because we all thought little man was going to come around 36 weeks. (Not going to get into the whole story on here..but feel free to ask if you have any questions!) He said,"Anything past 36 weeks I'm ecstatic with!" So we had prepared ourselves for a potential early delivery. But my strong willed little man is quite the over achiever and I'm absolutely ECSTATIC to be writing this entry!!

Rundown:
-Cooper is the size of a "winter melon". What the crap is a winter melon??
-Doctor's appointment went well! Heart beat looks great, he's in position for delivery, and mama's blood pressure is looking just fine!
-He's still kick kick kicking away!
-Contractions are coming and going nowadays..sometimes lasting an hour then stopping, sometimes only happening a few times an hour. They're really fun..er...yeah...you know I tell a lie right now, right? ;)

Who knows how many of these weekly posts I have left to do?! Eep!! We're so close to meeting our precious little guy!!

Whenever you're ready, Cooper...we're ready!!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Life Lately...

Let's have a refresher with my last bump picture:


Holy crap...did you see there's really four people in this picture? Me, Reggie, Cooper, and Manti Te'o's girlfriend? Zing.

Can you believe this shit? So you've been dating this gi...dud.....person for three years. Never met them, "talked to them on the phone every night", they get in a car accident-you don't go see them, they get diagnosed with leukemia-you don't go see them, they DIE-you don't go to the funeral. Let's get real, here. Something smells fishy with this story...maybe I'm wrong. Maybe he really was naive (for lack of a better word) to believe this...or maybe he's really smart and we're all naive enough to believe this story. No one can seem to answer any questions anyone is having. 

Can I start? Mee..mee..mee...over here! Preggo in the front!

Why did your dad claim to have met her numerous times if she is really a he?

Oh....and...what kind of boyfriend doesn't go to his girlfriend's funeral?

Oh oh oh oh....waiiitttt..I have one more!

You said that your girlfriend's family came to a game to support you? Now you claim to know no one from that family. 

Oh and now your teammates are claiming they knew this was all bullshit for awhile now..stop cancelling your press conferences and fess up..puhlease? Otherwise I'm calling Nev from Catfish...he can figure these kind of shenanigan stories out in an hour! 

I actually know someone who went through a Catfish story that I will not be sharing on the blog-so I do know that these things can happen...but the person I know's family didn't claim to meet this person either.

And I'm not even getting into why I think he did it...so we will be moving on...


So the hubs and I are going to be celebrating four years of wedding bliss in July...on the 25th to be exact. 

We already have our date planned....

What is it?

I'm sure we'll go out to dinner....

and then...

we're going to see these guys...

 

and...

(Source)
OHMYGAH!! Luke is coming back to Indy y'all! And he's headlining...can you believe that?! 

I'm so excited to see these guys and spend the evening with my amazing husband!!

House Goals-2013

With Cooper coming we're not planning on doing too much to the house this year but we do have a few projects we want to tackle!



1. Install a new bathroom light/fan. Ours...sucks....bad.
Broan 1.5-Sone 90 CFM White Bath Fan
Source



2. Rip up the carpet off of the porch. We thought about getting new carpet, but now I think we're going to rip up the carpet and see what we're working with..if there is still a lot of glue/unevenness we may throw some back on there..otherwise our porch floor will be naked.

3. Work on the yard-work on evening out the yard, plant some landscaping, and figure out a new idea for the driveway entrance.



On the maybe list:
-Get a new dryer.
-Get a new stove.
-Paint the bathroom.
-Get a new mattress. (If you ask Jon this is NOT on the maybe list..it's on the top of the list up there ^^)



Much smaller list than in years past...but we've put a lot of work in the house in the last few years! Hopefully this year we can work on some small things and sit back and enjoy it!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

36 Weeks!!

Excuse my furchild, pleaes! He's a photo bomber!
-HOLY CRAP!!! 9 months pregnant you guys!! OHMIIGAHHH!!!
-Cooper is the size of a honeydew melon this week!
-We had an appointment and the dr estimates that little man is at around 6 lbs! :)
-We're pretty much ready for him now..as ready as new parents are gonna be anyways!
-Heartburn reared its ugly head the last few days..I've never had it before in my life until now. Not fun!
-I'm starting to do the waddle...YOU KNOW THE ONE. I contribute this to the fact that I dropped last week.
-Not much else to report....now..how many more of these posts am I going to have? That's the real question!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

35/35-including the cutest picture ever!

Hello loves!!

So...wow...35/35!! If you're not familiar with that phrase it means we're 35 weeks along and have 35 days to go until Cooper's due date...though my doctor is willing to bet he'll be here in a few weeks. :) In fact, he's almost 100% certain of that..but I haven't really gotten into that on here and I don't plan on it because ya just never know how things work out. I say Cooper will come when he's ready to meet us. :)

The girls at work SWEAR I dropped...I, however, I just don't see it...but I feel it, does that even make sense?

For the record, I feel HUGE in this picture. I never feel huge really until I look at my bump picture...then I'm like,"Wow, REALLY?!"

This week...

-Little man is the size of a honeydew melon...weighing in at approximately 5 1/2 lbs already!
-He's been getting the hiccups like crazy lately..which I just love! He'll get them then kick me for 20 minutes straight..I don't like them either, bub...but word on the street is when you get the hiccups it means you're practicing breathing..so keep getting them!!
-He's starting to respond to voices...such as Jon's and my mom's. It's really awesome actually!
-My last day at work is this Friday...I'm so excited! Yet nervous..I mean..holy crap are we really this close?
-Reggie seems to be doing better this week...you'll see what I mean in a minute.
-We got the car seat base installed and the pack and play put together this weekend. And by we, I mean Jon. He's amazing like that. :)



Mama and Daddy got Cooper a few more gifts this week:


Remember how I told you that Jon bought us the Cooper Hallmark books? He found the actual Cooper bear that comes with the first book in the series. LOVE!!



Did you know that aside from being a bombass quarterback that Peyton Manning writes children's books? No? It's cool..Cooper owns it now. And they even talk about their brother Cooper. :)



And now I bring you the picture that will be framed in the nursery next week when I get it printed off. I wish I could say this was staged and we planned this..but I bent down to talk to Reggie and well..this is what he did:


And I melt...a million times over I melt....

I..just...yeah...that's all I can say...that amount of love in this picture just makes me teary eyed. People tell me Reggie has no idea what's going on...I believe this picture says otherwise.



Just a few more weeks, Cooper!! Mama and Daddy can't wait to meet you, little guy!!! Keep growing strong and healthy for us, baby boy!!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Hospital Bag-Mine


Reggie is NOT going in the bag ;)



1. Nursing Pads
2. Nursing Cover
3. Boppy pillow
4. Nursing nightgown
5. Travel size shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and body wash
6. Comfy outfit for going home
7. Nursing bras
8. Comfy socks
9. Comfy outfit

I'll be adding:
-Robe (I still need to find one)
-Chapstick
-Pack of heavy pads
-Pack of underwear (I read in several magazines that you should buy a size bigger than you usually wear because the heavy pads require bigger size underwear. Sounds fun.)
-Hair ties, hair brush, straightener and blow dryer (silly, maybe but I deem them as necessary)
-Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss
-Change for vending maching
-Phone charger
-Camera, video camera (not filming the birth..just saying), and chargers
-copy of insurance card (We're pre registered but ya never know.)
-Nipple cream (It's actually in the bag in a side pocket..I forgot to take it out for the picture.)
-Couple changes of clothes for Jon
-Make up bag (Judge me all you want-I'm keepin it real...I need at least some foundation on before we have visitors.)
-Snacks
-Ski pop (Again-judge away..but best believe I'm putting a can on ice and toasting everyone with my Ski pop!!)

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

34 weeks!

34 weeks peoples!!

THREE. FOUR.

As in..holy crap on a cracker, Batman!!

Alright here's the rundown for the week:

-Cooper is the size of a butternut squash! (They're rather specific with what type of squash aren't they? hahaha)
-We had a dr's appointment today that went wonderful! Quick and uneventful..just the way we like them!!
-My last day of work is next Friday (holllaaa) until after Cooper is born! I'm a little sad because I love my job...and a little overwhelmed because I kept putting off having the talk with my boss because "I have plenty of time"..and my doctor and I talked today and he pretty much said he'd like it if I was off work at 36 weeks since he anticipates little man's arrival around 37 weeks.
-This weekend is massive baby B preparedness weekend! Car seat bases need installed, last minute things need purchased, and a million other things need done!
- Lots of moving, shaking, and HICCUPS!! I love it!! :)

Hope ya'll had a great New Year's!! I'm welcoming 2013 with wide open arms! :)