Archive for July, 2008

Belly Week 27

July 27, 2008

At least I think I am 27 weeks today. I have lost count somewhere. I have to wait for my weekly e-mail usually, but it doesn’t come until Monday and I am trying to be ahead of the game, here. It’s been a hormone-raging day. But Josh was off and we got to spend it together. Considering we all 3 (including Jack) slept until 11 there’s not much left of it, but it has been divine.

I’m getting anxious about starting on the nursery. I think we’ll do that after the tax-free weekend drama dies down. After that, things should really calm down for Josh at Apple. At least until the Holiday season. Just say a few prayers for us!


Nursery Update

July 23, 2008

Okay, so we don’t officially have anything started on the nursery yet, but I am so excited about the stuff we have purchased! I can’t wait to put it all together. That part, I am getting anxious about. And since Josh recently went full-time at the Apple Store, we will be able to dedicate one room solely to the nursery since he won’t need his office any more! For those of you who didn’t know, we were going to have to put a crib in with the guest bedroom furniture. Not the end of the world, but not our preference.

Here is Dylan’s crib …

And his changing table …

And this existing bookcase we had will soon house diapers and nursery rhymes instead of Theology and Photography books …

These are going to be his bumper pads …

And his grandmother (Josh’s mom) is making some fabulous curtains and a dust ruffle with these fabrics …

What do you think!?


July 22, 2008

Although I can’t say I have been tear-free throughout this pregnancy, I definitely had my first all-out breakdown a few nights ago. I felt it coming, and literally announced to Josh, “I think I’m going to cry in a minute.”

We have had houseguests since around the second week in June, and Friday night was my first night completely alone in the house since then. Josh was at work, and everyone else was gone! I have been hiding out in wedding picture editing world the last few weeks, and I think I was at my wit’s end with that, plus everything else going on, KABOOM! I sat here missing Josh so badly. Knowing full well that even if he was at home we would have been more than likely doing completely separate things.

I got really sad, but didn’t cry. Then I had to go pick him up at work, and I just got SO HAPPY when he got in the car. He was telling me crazy stories about what had happened in iPhone hell that day, and it just hit me how much I missed that one on one time with him. Even when he is just blowing off steam, I’m with him, and I relish those moments. Those are few and far between these days.

So I lost it. Cried uncontrollably for about 10 minutes, and poor Josh didn’t know what to do. He comforted me, and after I got it back together, he put everything else away and we cuddled up to watch a movie. I love my baby daddy!

To Special Park or Not?

July 21, 2008

Up until this point in my pregnancy, I have completely avoided parking in the special parking spots at some places for “New and Expectant Mothers.” I still don’t feel like I NEED to use them, but I have to be honest that I have done it once or twice.

But I feel completely guilty every time I do it. It makes it almost not worth the lack of walking for how I beat myself up the whole time I am in the store.

I understand I will get to a point where I am huge and don’t feel bad one bit about using the special parking. Also, when I have a newborn and have to run to the store, no quams whatsoever. I just feel bad using it now, then I tell myself, this could be the only time in my life I get to use that spot, so go for it! It was raining cats and dogs the other day when I had to go to Publix, and you could tell all of the people having to park in Timbuktu were eyeing me as I parked. I was sure to poke out my belly extra far so they could tell I was legit!

Anyway, what do you guys think? Did you use the special parking spots?

Update, Finally

July 21, 2008

I know it’s been forever, but I promise more updates from here on out. Our summer got crazy like everyone else’s, and I could barely keep my head above water. Just for a brief run down, we had out Sister-In-Law living with us and helping us out so much, some friend from Switzerland living with us at the same time who needed help assimilating back in to American culture, 2 weddings to shoot, the iPhone 3G launch, and much much more!

I am proud to report, though, that I have finished editing one of the weddings and plan on having the second done by some time next weekend. Josh has two days off in a row, and we are so thankful for that!

All that to say, I am going to sit down right now and put up a few more blogs to post throughout the week. What to expect: my first pregnancy breakdown (not too bad), special parking places, lessons in resting things on your big fat pregnant belly, and more.

I took this picture last week with my computer due to the lack of Josh time I had! Here we are at 25 weeks …

And, although I think this one looks smaller, here we are yesterday at 26 weeks …

I think I hadn’t had breakfast yet in the 26 week picture, and the 25 week was after tacos or something! Apparently a full stomach makes a big difference!

Belly Pic, Kind Of

July 3, 2008

Okay, okay everyone! This doesn’t exactly count, but here’s a semblance of a Belly Pic. Aunt Kristen and Uncle Craig took us out to dinner for my birthday this past weekend, and we took this picture. I’m kind of poking out my belly – plus it’s got lots of chips and salsa, enchiladas, and frozen yogurt in there. This was taken one day before I was 23 weeks.

Full House

July 2, 2008

So, today our full house adventure comes to a close. Josh and Laura are heading out for a month of family vacationing before they both begin school in the fall. We will be sad to see them go. For a while it will be just us and Amy. Having everyone around has been great for me since Josh is gone a whole lot more than I am accustomed to with his new job (more to come on that). I don’t think any of us will miss having to run the dishwasher everyday, though!

We had a photo shoot the other night to capture one last image that we have been meaning to get ever since the Cases arrived. See, there were 5 of us in the house, and 5 BELOVED Macs. We would laugh at ourselves after we had been out for a while and all rushed in to check our e-mail. We would be scattered around the den on our respective computers and someone would comment about how silly we must all look. So, here’s kind of how the last few weeks here looked:

Of course none of us could hold in the laughter while we took this, but I think it captures our personalities wonderfully. Me with my nose to the grindstone, Amy overwhelmed with something Josh said, Josh Case being his usually gleeful self, Josh Brown being dramatic about something, and Laura just thinking, is this over yet?

Our friend Eric brought his PC over this night. Here’s what we thought about it: