Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Lucky for us, we had an enormous amount of help from a forever friend of mine whom just happens to be employed by the gigantic baby store. Misti, whom some of you might recognize from our wedding (for reasons beyond our control...I wont go into great detail:) was an angel sent from above. She guided us through the store, holding our hands every step of the way. From breast pumps and soothing pacies, to special no-poke-your-brain q-tips. She knew it all and I must say I was very impressed. You'd think she has a few of her own rug rats pulling at her capris, but nope...just well schooled in baby's needs. I can only wonder where was this brain power in high school? Never mind...that's another blog for another time:)
And it never fails. Every time we step into Babies "R" Us, we run into someone we know. Every time! It's like the place to be now that I am old, married and with child. Dallas, my neighbor across the hall from me at school and great friend, just happened to be strolling through the aisles as well. She too teaches Kindergarten and has taught in the room next to mine for I believe three years now. Fortunately for Shane, she helped convince me that a "wipe warmer" was an excellent item to have. Seriously folks...a "wipe warmer"? I, actually my fanny to be more specific, certainly did not have the pleasure of feeling or even knowing what a warm wipe felt like. Unless of course we were out at the lake and mom had my diaper bag in the sun. Other than that, it just wasn't happening. So after threats from Misti calling C.P.S. on me for cold wipes and Dallas' thoughtful way of explaining Lane's arrival being in the colder months, I caved. I gave Shane the okay to point and shoot the gun to select the "wipe warmer" and told him that it would be his chore to keep it full and operating properly. Then, not to my surprise, Shane informed me that he had already snuck a shot at it while I was turned away. What an honest husband I have...so trusting;)
So, not only did we register today and not get to eat lunch until 1:30, being that it took us forever perusing Babies "R" Us, we also had to go to our routine checkup with my doctor. What a long day we had! The checkup went fabulous even though the lunch at Boston Market moments before may have added a few extra lb's. We have one more monthly checkup to go and then we are already moving up to our EVERY 2 weeks visits! Can you believe it's come to that already?!?! We need to get the nursery going!
Monday, July 7, 2008
After putting in the hours outside, we prettied ourselves up and joined the rest of the gang for a delicious birthday dinner at The Melting Pot. Mmmm mmmm! I skipped on the dessert (Lane doesn't have much of a sweet tooth), but I could have certainly gone for another plate of the filet mignon!
After stuffing ourselves to the absolute limit, we peeled ourselves off the seats and made our way out of the restaurant. Before jumping into the truck though, I couldn't help but notice my husband's expectant belly! We just had to get another tummy shot right then and there, but this time of the two of us! I think Shane may be a little further along than I...?
Saturday morning, with our tummies back to a normal size (excluding myself of course), we woke before the sun to catch an early Tee Time with my parents. Seems crazy to wake yourself before 5 am to play golf, but with the extreme temperatures that begin to boil your skin around 11:00am, getting up at the crack of dawn to torture yourself voluntarily out on the golf course isn't so bad.
We finished off Shane's birthday weekend with a trip to Wally's Hot Springs in Genoa. Shane got an amazing massage, while I got an extremely painful salt "glow"...Yes, my skin is radiant and soft as can be, but holy sh*@ did it hurt! After my treatment I headed down to the pool to enjoy the sun and was soon joined by my newly rejuvenated husband. I couldn't help but feel a bit jealous as he ranted and raved about his massage, when all I could say was feel how soft I am!
It was a fantastic weekend of work, play, eating and relaxing. I could definitely do it again...minus one salt glow:)