Can't sleep...

Well my pregnancy is moving along right on schedule and my body is continuing to prepare for this baby. The baby is still pretty active, his kicks are getting harder and his positions more uncomfortable. He lets me know when he doesn't like a position I'm sleeping, sitting, or driving in. -He's kicking right now- :-) I hope he's a good sleeper after he's born. I'm okay with staying up late, but the early morning hours are not my friend. I'm not a good sleeper anyway, so I hope I can adjust easily to the new schedule I'm sure he's going to make for me. 

I am currently trying to get rid of Bailey. Some days I really can't stand her, other days she stays out of my radar and I don't think about it. I just hope the Lord shows me what I'm supposed to to. Sell her or not? Hubby has really taken a liking to her, but I'm just not that crazy about her. I would never sell my dog Sandy because I honestly love that dog, but Bailey is just another story. She gets on my ever loving nerves and uses every possible opportunity to piss me off. I just don't know...

On another note, I'm thinking of getting a Wii. They're just as pricey as the xbox 360 was, but they do so much more. I was anti-wii just because I thought they were introduced to suck the rest of the population's money. And I still believe that, with all the different accessories you can buy and the different games that require those certain accessories. But I couldn't help but fall in love with the game the other day at Rachel's birthday dinner. Her mom has one and it was a blast to compete against other people at games that actually get your heart-rate up. I beat her husband at boxing! I loved it :-) If only it wasn't so expensive. 

Anyway...I am going to try and go to bed now. Sometimes I get so many thoughts in my head, I have to go write them down or I will never get to sleep. So I have made my checklist and gotten out what I've been thinking about today so hopefully sleep won't evade me any longer.


Baby shower #2

Well....number two wasn't as successful, but it was still fun! Rachel came over early to help decorate. We had it at my house because I have more room, but it turns out we really didn't need it. I was kinda disappointed that only two other people showed up, but I was kinda expecting it at the same time. I don't know a lot of people up here, there's Hubby's family but no one was able to make it. Although two of his aunts stopped by to drop off presents, which was really nice. And the other girls I know are really Rachel's friends. But thankfully Hubby's friend Jesse came and Rachel's mom came as well.

I ended up keeping the decorations up a couple days, I loved them so much. It made the house look so nice :-) And here are the presents I got. Rachel's mom was so sweet, she got ME something, not the baby. :-) Jesse did too, which really surprised me. They both got me some sort of bath and body set. Jesse has a boy of her own so she brought me some hand-me-downs along with some new clothes, a small diaper bag, toys, and lots of other small, but very useful things. Rachel's mom got me a car seat cover, which we will def. be using. :-) Then I got diapers, blankets, and more clothes. :-)

And I finished painting those wooden cars I bought earlier. I figured he could learn his numbers as well as enjoying playing with them. It was too cute a chance to pass up :-)

I'm just waiting now till we have a little extra money so I can go ahead and order a football jersey to hang in the baby room. I found a website where I can personalize one with his name and a number, I just need about $40 :-)

Other then that, I have been keeping myself busy with Christmas decorations. :-) I found a wreath at the YMCA for about 50 cents and personalized it myself with my own decorations and some ornaments I made. The snowman is made out of styrofoam, and the little tree and the candy-cane are made out of felt I cut up and sewed together. :-) It was fun to put together and cost under a dollar total!

I then went to Dollar Tree and found some things to put together as a centerpiece. Total cost: about $5! Then the wooden plaque I had already lying around, I just painted it silver and added the star and holly leaves. The words were already cut out, so I just brightened them up with some nice Christmas-y green paint. I love doing things like this :-)

I have my next doctor's appointment December 1st. Hopefully by then they will have some H1 shots around so I can finally get vaccinated. I got my regular flu shot back in October but they haven't had any of the other flu shots since then. I keep checking with the health department as well but they keep running out too before I can get one. It's getting really frustrating. I swear they do this on purpose, hold back on all the vaccinations they could give out. I'm not really worried that I'm going to get it and die, I am really trying to get it to prevent anything happening while I'm pregnant. If I weren't prego, I wouldn't even bother. I never had bothered with any kind of vaccination my whole life. I just think it's a big uproar for no good reason. I turned down getting the meningitis shot back at Radford, and that was right after they had that little episode at Tech with all those students getting it. I just believe if you run and get every single shot they tell you to get, you are just hurting yourself in the long run. I have always had a good immune system. I have had the flu twice in my life and the last time was over 8 years ago. Like I said, I'm only doing this because I have another little life to worry about now.

My mom is worried to death I won't get the vaccination in time. We had a little scare when we thought Hubby had the H1 flu..he had all the systems except the fever. Turns out he had some sort of upper respiratory infection. Ever since, mom has kept me on my toes asking if I have had it yet, to always wash my hands, and to stay away from other people. I love that woman :-)

My plans for Thanksgiving this year are going to be without Hubby :-(  He has to work, and he works twelve hours shifts at the prison which is an hour and a half he'll be going aaalll day. I'm going to drive back to Va to have dinner with my parents and my brother. I'll drive down Wednesday, spend the night, and stay for dinner then drive back up here to be home before Hubby gets home at 8:30. Mom said she'll send leftovers home with me so me and Hubby can have our own little Thanksgiving! I wish he didn't have to work, but it's okay. I bet a lot of other officers are going to call out so he'll be forced to stay anyway. Thats what sucks about him being a Correctional Officer. It's not like they can operate without anyone, they always need someone to watch the inmates. So if someone else calls out and they don't have enough people to cover that position, they will make you stay longer till the next shift shows up. It bites. He has to work Christmas :-(

We have a loaner car for about a week...the BRAND NEW focus we have no longer has a working transmission. WTF?!?!? I was LIVID when Hubby told me that. I had always told him that I don't believe in brand new cars because they get problems just as often as used cars. It's stupid to pay that much money and have it break down. But then again, I am thankful that it's still under warranty so we don't have to pay for a thing. can never win. Anyway, the loaner is a Kia Sentra...which I hate Kias. They are stupid and ugly. lol. I just wish we could find another affordable, slightly used car for Hubby to drive to work so he's not putting all these thousands of miles on the new car. We have had it about 7 months now?...and there is already 16,000 miles on it. NO JOKE. Hubby drives 120 miles a day, at least 4 days a week. Its ridiculous to put that many miles on a new car when he could just drive a used car that it doesn't matter if the value goes down. 

25 weeks :-)

So I swear my 6 month preggy picture looks smaller then what I was at 5 months....

but maybe it's just the shirt...I don't know!

My pregnancy symptoms haven't really changed. I don't get headaches like I used to when I needed to eat or take a nap. I get really lightheaded instead when I haven't eaten in a while. Not good. I noticed twice now, that right when I wake up, I feel ever so slightly nauseated. But it's not to the point where I feel like I need to throw up, just an uncomfortable feeling that I haven't had before. I think it's because the baby is getting bigger and pressing against my stomach. He LOVES to kick me up near my lungs, after bouncing off my bladder. It is a very strange It's like he's using my bladder as a trampoline. :-P  He hates is when I sit forward, cramping his elbow room. He will kick me until I lean back and give him more room. Specially when I'm driving!

My first baby shower went great!! I had it at my parents house so I could invite my "Va people" I'm having another this weekend for my "Wva people"!  Mom invited some ladies from her church group, Heather and her sister Melanie came, and Sandy and her pregnant daughter Angie came as well. Angie is exactly as far along as I am!! She is due a day before me!! How weird!! I got tons of clothes, some diapers from Heather (thank you!!), a few toys, lots of blankets, and some other odds and ends. This picture doesn't do justice to how much stuff I actually got!

  I had so much fun, I thought it would be awkward being in the center opening all these presents but it went so smooth! I also got a gift card for $60 to Wal-mart, which I immediatley put to good use :-). I went and got the diaper bag I wanted along with some canvas totes to put baby items in. I still need quite a few things, but I'm assuming I'll just have to buy them myself. I don't expect people to buy me another car seat/stroller combo, or a crib mattress. I expect this weekend I'll get more clothes and diapers. Which is totally fine with me! I love getting presents!

I love the decorating I get to do too! I got some small wooden cut outs in the shapes of soccer balls, baseballs, and a basketball along with a real football and some wooden cars that I'm going to paint. He can play with the cars when he gets older :-).

I'm pretty sure I got enough onesies to last him a I'm trying to find a place where I can customize a football jersey with his name and Hubby's football number on it to hang on the wall in the baby room. It was Rachel's idea and I love it! Other then that, there's not a whole lot more I'm going to do decorating wise. I don't want to go over the top just to have to take it all down when he gets older. So for now, it will look sporty without there being footballs all over everything. :-) I can't wait!

On another note, Hubby and I celebrated our one year anniversary back in October! YAY! I would put pictures up but I just realized...I didn't take hardly any at all. lol. Mom took us out to dinner and set us up at the Hampton for a night. It was nice to relax and not worry about everything for a couple days. :-) Since it is hunting season...I feel the need to brag on Hubby getting his first buck of the year :-) It's not a huge one point wise, but still it was awesome the way he brought it down. He shot into a small herd right as they started running down the hill and hit the only buck in the herd perfectly behind the shoulder. :-) We now have enough deer meat to last a couple years. lol.

Here are some pictures of the windmill parts they keep hauling through our area. I'm not sure where they are being put up, but they have been hauling the parts up there for about a month and a half now. There are three parts to it. The base which has the wider bottom they can haul on a long bed but the middle column is so much longer, they have to haul it on special trucks where the front end has a base then it hangs in the air till it connects to the rear base. So the whole thing can turn around curves. These things back up traffic for quite a while when they are getting off the freeway. They there are the blades they haul separately as well. It's all quite fascinating, I want to go up to where they're set up to see the final product. This picture is of the middle column. You can see how difficult it must be for the driver to get around anything. They have to take a couple street signs down to get to where they have to go, like here there is usually a sign at the end of this median.

We constantly have the "wide load" signal vehicles around here. They are DOZENS of them sometimes all at one time. They bring about 10 trucks loaded down with parts at a time, park them in this parking lot off the road for a couple days, then all at once, they all take off up the road again. Each truck has at least two to three signal trucks around it. Craziness :-P

Lastly of all, I want to share my funny picture for the day. This is our puppy Bailey outside on her chain talking to the cows. :-P