Sunday, November 22, 2009

Our House is Secure

After 6 months of talking about it, we finally got a security system installed in the house! It took the guy about 2 hours to put it all in because the entire house came pre-wired so all the windows and doors are covered. We are leaving the motion detector off when we are gone because we are pretty sure that Lucy climbs all over the place throughout the day.

The system has a cell phone backup in case the phone line is cut. It also has an extra smoke detector that will automatically call the fire department.

I've already set it off when I opened the back door to let the dogs out. The siren works!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

One down...a lot more to go

I finally signed us up for some parenting classes today. I was starting to realize that with our trip home quickly approaching, days off for the holidays, and oh, the birth of our son, the days in which we could actually take the classes were numbered. We are now officially signed up for prenatal care class and breastfeeding class. I still have to pick a date for the labor classes, but that can wait a couple of days.

I also think Andy and I are starting to realize that a lot of the things we like to do together, such as going to the movies, or playing video games, are going to come to a stop very quickly. With that in mind, we might as well get it out of the way now. Andy went out and bought Super Mario Bros. on wii and we've been playing non-stop. I know that I will eventually have more important things to tend to instead of playing games, but for now I better enjoy it.

My goal for next week is to get the nursery almost completely finished, along with getting some Christmas shopping done. I found a couple of gift cards laying around the house and I bought some curtains for the nursery, along with a cover for the changing pad, both in orange. I'm currently trying to think of what I would like for wall art. I really don't want to go the animal route and I don't want to spend a bunch of money...we'll have to see how creative I feel. I have found that this year's Christmas has left me only wanting items for Logan. I can't believe it's already started! I should probably think of a couple of things I want for myself...perhaps a personal trainer to help get the baby weight off?

Monday, November 9, 2009

It's been awhile

I know, I'm a horrible blogger. I always spy on everyone else's blog, but never have the motivation to add to my own. But, with Andy leaving me all by my lonesome while he goes and works (plays) in Vegas. So far the pups and I have been pretty bored. I got a lot of grading done if that tells you anything.

Little Logan has been kicking up a storm in my tummy the past few weeks. A favorite past time for Andy and I is to sit and look at my belly while he kicks. It's so crazy when you can actually see one of his body parts moving inside of there. I think we're both getting to the point where we're ready to meet him, we just don't have everything quite into place yet. I had a little freak out the other day when I realized that I didn't actually know if we had daycare set for him. I quickly sent a message to my friend Tricia who assured me that she was saving a spot for him at her daycare. Definitely a relief. There are just so many odds and ends and I really should get on them.

To do list item #1: Sign up for parenting classes.
This has been on our to-do list for at least a month, if not more. At this rate, Logan will be born by the time we sign up for the classes. Hopefully we'll figure out how to set up the car seat.

To do list item #2: Pick a doctor.
I'm not quite sure if we pick the doctor before he is born, or if we pick the doctor after he is born. Then there is the whole thing with interviewing a doctor. Don't know if I'm comfortable with this one...

To do list item #3: Finish the nursery.
There are many things that need to be done to our nursery. We need another shelf to hold toys, lamps, odds and ends, etc. Then we need to put it together. That's the part I have to talk Andy into. I REALLY want an orange rug and orange curtains, but I'm not finding them anywhere. We need items to hang on the walls...blah. All of this will have to wait until Thanksgiving break.

To do list item #4: Make sure he stays in my belly until the due date.
I'm freaking out about this. I have a schedule that I want to stick to. If he comes early, it's all screwed up. Lauren is visiting April 4-9. I have that week, then one more, and after that I'm back to school from my maternity leave. I'm really hoping that she's not going to be stuck babysitting during her spring break. I also have a scheduled time in which I asked for time off. It would be a lot easier if he came during that scheduled time.

For now I'm just trying to relax and enjoy being pregnant...especially the food part!