Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Sometimes Plums Taste Like Cherries.

Almost done moving. We just have some cleaning left in the old apartment and then moving the vaccuum and cleaning supplies out. Moving into the new apartment though... we're still waiting for a bookshelf which should arrive today.

Our cats LOVE the extra space. Although for some reason they are now having separation anxiety. Like, you're on one side of a closed door and they're on the other. They hate it. They will meow until you come out or the other person chases them away from the door (multiple times).

My one dislike: the top rack of the dishwasher. Everybody does dishes differently. I grew up washing pots and pans by hand while plates, cups, and the like go in the dishwasher. And it was cups on the side and bowls and little plates in the middle. Jared grew up putting anything and everything in the dishwasher. I was unhappy to discover our wok and our cast iron in the dishwasher. Rusty. Anyway, so our new top rack has four rows of prongs like normal, except they're evenly spaced. And since the bottom of the rack is wavy, it means bowls fall over wherever they want because they can't "rest" anywhere. It is annoying.

And I can't not talk about baby. I had an appointment yesterday. Everything was well. I gained 3 pounds which is probably a good thing since I'm now 17 weeks and that's the only weight I've gained. They had a hard time finding the hb with the stethescope so they used the dopplar which I like better anyway because then I get to hear the hb too! I'm measuring right on. Umm, that's about it.

Oh wait, no it's not! I scheduled my next u/s with a place different from where I got my first one done. They use Salem Radiology when they have to get a mom in quickly, but Diagnostic Imaging is preferred because they're really nice. So I'm scheduled for July 17th. A first for my family: We're finding out gender. So stay tuned.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Bearer of Bad News

My mom always said I took pleasure in giving people bad news. I relished it. Maybe so, but I can't think of any other reason I would put anything pertaining to this guy on my blog (or anywhere else).

Michael Jackson Dies

My condolences to Valerie.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I woke up biting Jared.

And then I cried while he laughed. I understand a little bit better why you don't wake up sleepwalkers.

I was having a dream in which I was being attacked and was fighting back. I don't know who I was fighting, he didn't look familiar. It wasn't Jared. I wasn't even biting the guy. But I bit Jared. And I woke up right before biting him too except I didn't have control over what I was doing yet. But because I was partially awake, it wasn't hard enough to leave marks or anything. Sure startled Jared.

My list of things I don't like about being pregnant keeps growing:
1) Nausea.
2) Constant hunger.
3) Vivid dreams.

Baby keeps on growing though so I wouldn't trade this experience for anything.

Monday, June 15, 2009

We're Moving!

It's official. Across the parking lot and everything! We saw it today before signing for it. We have the rest of the month to move in and they aren't charging us for basically having two apartments right now. Yay! We're paying $30 more for it, but I'm more than fine with that.

We get two bathrooms. Ours has a shower and the other one has a tub and the washer and dryer. Which I already love. It's my favorite feature (besides the baby room). Right now we have ones on top of each other and these other ones are side by side with a shelf overhead. Yay. A place for our laundry detergent! And bigger loads! I love it.

We're going to actually paint. Which is intimidating for me. Picking colors and what not... yikes. We'll see how it goes. We're pretty certain the apartment will get less sun than we do now, so I definitely want to keep the colors light with no really heavy colors. Also trying to pick out a theme for baby's room isn't easy. But in talking with Lindey today, I'm thinking JUNGLE. Kinda like the pants I made and looooved several years back.

Jared doesn't want to do the kitchen though... which may be all right. Except that would probably make it the only room without paint which would bother me. We'll see.

Any ideas, color themes, etc are welcome!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Just some random things.

There hasn't been any sort of interesting things to say about what's been going on in the Lotti household. Or outside the household.

Pregnancy: Today is week 14. Nausea is mostly gone. Appetite is here. Breath support isn't so much here as I noticed yesterday at church. At my appointment last week I got to hear the heart beat and record it on my phone (so somehow I need to get it off my phone to my computer). Patricia (my midwife) said I have a long middle section, firm abs, and baby is well above my pelvic bone. I weighed exactly the same as I had 5 weeks previous. I didn't have to get blood drawn.

Christmas: Is still a ways away, but I'm really excited about it. Disclaimer: Not because my baby's born in December either. Whenever I think "Christmas", I never also think "baby". I see scenes of making Christmas cookies, a puzzle always in the works (usually the one of the tree in Times Square), wassail, Christmas trees and decorations, and Christmas music. I've been working on my nativity set still and finished my 4th character yesterday. I'm 1/3 done. Yay for Christmas!

So I'm online with Lindey a few weeks ago. I'm at work and listening to music.

Me: Confession - I still like NSync's music.
Lindey: Confession - Me too.

Then a few days later, I'm talking with Kimmi. I'm at work and listening to music.

Me: *sings* And no matter what I do, I feel the pain with or without you. *dance*
Kimmi: Where's that from?
Me: *sings* It's tearin up my heart when I'm with you and when we are apart I feel it toooooooooo *dance*
Kimmi: *signs off*

Then I reminisced about the days when Josh liked That Thing You Do, NSync, and Collin Dunne "lead boy - I don't like Michael Flatley."

Good times.