Father’s Day

Usually, we spend Father’s Day weekend traveling to visit my dad in Tennessee and Joe’s dad on the other side of Atlanta. This year, the dads are visiting us.

Neither of us realized we’d be missing Father’s Day until we were on our way home from the OB after I was put on bed rest. Of course, our families think that little Lucy’s health is more important than us visiting, so they decided to come to us. My parents are coming down Friday for a haystack dinner (fritos, beans, lettuce and other toppings…yum!) and to get my grandma, who Joe is picking up from the airport tomorrow night. I’m really excited about seeing her (I haven’t seen her since our wedding almost three years ago), but I’m bummed that I’ll be on bed rest while she’s here. Joe is going to take her over to Tellus on Friday afternoon, which I think she’ll really enjoy.

Since I was put on bed rest 9 days ago, I wasn’t prepared for Father’s Day. Luckily, my mom went shopping this afternoon to pick up something for Joe from me, and she’s going to get a card for me to give Joe. I really appreciate her help.

On Sunday, Joe’s family is coming for brunch. I hate the fact that I can’t actually be the hostess and can’t do anything since I’m stuck on the couch. I feel very weird having people come over and waiting on me. I know they don’t mind, but I do. Nonetheless, it will be fun to see them, and we’ll get to give Rachel and Dave a onesie we picked out for their daughter. We bought both girls matching onesies. It’ll be fun to see if we ever dress them in them on the same day.

So we have another busy and fun weekend coming up. I’m looking forward to it. It takes my mind off the fact that I’m here alone every single day.

Baby Week

I am addicted to the shows on Discovery Health during Baby Week. I love watching the births, and get I get teary and imagine the day when our baby will be born. It makes me really want December to roll around quickly!

Another show on this week is called “The Baby Lab”, and it’s about couples going through IVF. I’m really enjoying it because, even though some of these women don’t get their BFP’s, I know what they’re going through. And, it’s neat to see the behind-the-scenes in the lab and be able to watch the embryologists fertilize the eggs by injecting the sperm. It’s neat to see what happened to create our embryos.

I can tell it’s going to be an all baby week at our house!

This and That: Baby Edition

First of all, I want thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers on Wednesday. We were scared to death since I had a placenta previa and was told that any bleeding likely would be from the placenta tearing or rupturing. I seriously think that’s the most scared I’ve been throughout this pregnancy. Luckily, it doesn’t seem to be from anything serious.


Lucy is really moving around a lot now. At night when we listen to her heartbeat with the doppler, we usually lose her 3-4 times. She’s just bebopping around and living it up in there. I wonder how rough she’ll be when I actually start feeling her.


We have decided to start clearing out the nursery next month. I have no plans to start decorating or really working in there until after the point of viability (24 weeks), but starting to move things out will in the next few weeks will give us more time and we won’t feel rushed.

I have, however, picked out the furniture and bedding I’m going to buy. The furniture is in cherry wood, which I love, and the crib is a 4-in-1 convertible, so it will be useful for several years.


changing table


The bedding I think we’re going to go with is super girly, and I am totally in love with it. I found a couple that I liked, but this one I really loved. I think it looks really classy, and it’s a 13-piece set, which is awesome. I’m still trying to find the border. I’m not a big fan of borders usually, but I think it will look really nice and really break up the pink walls.

nursery bedding


I have to find a bathing suit for our upcoming beach trip. I hate buying a maternity bathing suit that I likely will only wear this one time, but I do want to go swimming. I’m so self conscious, though, since my knees are all swollen (thank you, arthritis!), and I feel like my thighs are larger than they were. I was thinking about finding a sarong to wear over my bathing suit, but I think I will go with a pair of bermuda shorts. I just hope we’re able to go on the trip. I’m so nervous that the clot will still be there on the 24th and that I will be on more bed rest. I don’t think I could handle that.


I think I’ve decided how we’re going to feed the baby. I’ve never had the desire to nurse, and I still don’t, and I had planned from the beginning to use formula. However, I have read up on breast milk, and I really like all the anitbodies and other nutrients it gives the baby. So, since I don’t want to nurse, I think I’m just going to pump and exclusively bottle feed. It’s not fair for the baby for me to nurse when I really don’t want to, and I think I’ll be more comfortable this way. Plus, the baby is used to bottles from the start, which will be useful for when we leave her with a babysitter, and Joe can help feed, which I know he wants to do.

That’s about all I’ve been thinking about for now, but I’m sure I will be thinking about more baby-related things in the next week and a half. It’s not like I have anything else to do!

My Time in Captivity: Day 3

I’ve started calling my bed rest my time in captivity. That’s really how this feels. I am so stir crazy I think I’m going to go insane. I’ve spent the last two days either in bed or on the couch watching TV and playing on my laptop. I am so grateful now that Joe got me this for my birthday.

I’m trying to think of other things I can do to keep my mind occupied over the next 12 days and not go completely crazy. I do have Twilight to read and watch, which should take up a good chunk of time. And, I’ve got some writing I’ve been wanting to work on but never really found the time before. Maybe this is the chance I’ve needed to get started.

And, I’m hoping to get some good naps in, especially since I don’t sleep well at night thanks to all my bathroom runs. I’m not sure how much sleeping I’ll actually do, though, because it’s hard for me to sleep during the day.

Twelve more days. Sigh. I’ve never wanted to go to work so badly!

Dear AT&T: You Suck

After battling with AT&T since last December, I thought everything was resolved when I was assured that a credit I was owed would be issued to our account in March, meaning my internet bill would be covered for three months.

Imagine my surprise when I called today because I hadn’t received a bill (surprise, surprise) and was told I was four months past due. When I asked about my credit I was told it was listed on our account but had never been applied.

Then, when I was transferred for a third time, I was told that my credit had been issued and yet I still owe more than four months worth of service which, when you do the math, doesn’t make sense.

Now, I’m waiting on a call back from a customer service supervisor. How much you want to bet I actually get a call back? If I don’t get this issue rectified today, I’m calling the corporate office back and telling them we’re switching back to Comcast and are not paying service that should have been covered with our credit. Six months is way too long to deal with the same issue, and the little bit we saved by switching to AT&T isn’t worth the hassle.

Good News

Everything is fine for now. The placenta has moved and is no longer a previa. Yay! And, my daughter is perfectly fine with a nice, healthy heartbeat.

Did you catch that? My DAUGHTER! IT’S A GIRL! Her name is Lucy Jane. We’re *so* excited. Now I just have to get used to the idea and calling her by her name. It’s kind of strange!

There was some not so good news. I have a clot, which is likely what caused my bleeding this morning. So far it’s not threatening the baby, but if it’s still there in two weeks it may become a risk and I’ll be referred to a high risk doctor. So, for the next two weeks I am on bedrest. It sucks. I was so over it after the first two days, and now I have two more weeks.

We’re just thanking God that everything is ok with little Lucy.