Friday, May 28, 2010

27 Weeks

I am 27 weeks pregnant today. And as of yesterday, I have three months until my due date. I am not sure three months is enough time to get ready!

This has been a week of phases. I am swinging from the emotional/crying phase to the irritated-at-everything phase to the nesting phase, and then back to the irritated phase. That is Marc's favorite. While he is usually the target - and doesn't like that at all - he says I am giving him great stand up material. At least we can laugh about it!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

If You Don't Want to Cuddle

Don't lay on the floor. 'Cause Lullabelle does!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Warriors - Before and After


And After

Can you tell they had a fabulous time?

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Warrior Dash - The Aftermath

After wading through mud, jumping over logs, climbing up walls and jumping through fire, Marc only had a skinned knee. Not bad, considering someone actually fell in the fire and we saw several folks limping with icepacks.

What Marc did have was mud and dirt - EVERYWHERE.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Warrior Dash!

Saturday, Marc and his friend Bobby ran the Warrior Dash in North Georgia. It's a three mile race with obstacles, mud and fire. Marc has been looking forward to this for weeks! Marc and Bobby were in the first wave of 13,000 participants, many of whom dressed in some interesting costumes.

They started with a run and then through a tire pit, a plank walk over some water - which became a swim through the water, and a tunnel crawl. Then some more running.

Right after the half way point, they climbed a wall.

Then ran up a mountiain, through a junkyard obstacle, up a cargo rope, crawled through a muddy barbed wire pit and then down a mud slide.

Can you tell they enjoyed the mud?

Then they waded through water and over logs. Bobby lost his shoe at this point, but found it in the water.

Another short dash and it's on to the fire!

And the race was well prepared for fire.

And then the finish line!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

New York Nap

After getting up early early to make it to the airport, flying to LaGuardia, checking into the hotel, going to Battery Park and deciding not to see Lady Liberty, and waiting to get tickets to a show that night, I just needed a little nap.

Friday, May 21, 2010

26 Weeks

I am 26 weeks pregnant today. And as I mentioned in an earlier post, it came in handy during our trip to New York. In Atlanta, they took me to the front of the airport security line. And in NYC, we were getting tickets to a Broadway show at the TKTS booth, which sells same-day tickets at half price. Their policy it to take pregnant ladies out of line, let them sit and then go to the front of the line when the booth opens.

On the downside, the air pressure on the plane ride to NYC caused my left foot to swell. It was amazing - I could actually feel it happening and had to loosen my tennis shoe after about 20 minutes in the air because it had gotten so big. I didn't have that problem on the flight back.

However, as we were loading the plane back to Atlanta, the lady at the ticket counter decreed that my bag was too big to carry on and would have to be checked. The same bag that fit just fine in the overhead bin on the flight two days before - and for the seven years before that!!! You just don't take a pregnant lady's bag!

So, of course, I started to cry. Because lately, I cry for no reason and can't stop. This has not been Marc's favorite part of the pregnancy; it ranks only slightly higher that the first trimester gagging and nausea.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Bronx Bombers

Sunday afternoon, before my work reception, Marc and I watched the Yankess take on the Twins.

We felt like we were experts this year, since this was our second trip. We took the subway with no problem and got to the game with plenty of time. We knew just what we wanted to eat and drink and knew what we were looking for in the Yankees store.

And since we sat on the third base side last year, I had bought tickets along the first base side - or so I thought. Turns out our seats were in the second row in the outfield. They were such great seats!
The foul pole was RIGHT THERE! We were set for a home run to be hit our way.
However, all the long balls were hit to the other field side. All we got was direct sun. And while they were fabulous seats, we were bright red by the time we left.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

New York City 2010

Marc and I just returned from a whirlwind trip to NYC. I had to go for work and brought Marc along. We saw American Idiot on Broadway (and did you know that pregnant women go to the front of the line at TKTS? Best part about being pregnant so far!), went to a Yankees game, tried to visit the Statue of Liberty (but didn't want to wait in line with 2000 other folks), ate a ton and Marc got to visit with a former student. We were only there for 48 hours but packed in a lot of fun!

Friday, May 14, 2010

25 Weeks

I am 25 weeks pregnant today.

And the past few weeks have flown by, due to the typical heavy Spring workload. Between a golf tournament, commencements, trustee meetings and the Peabody awards, my days and nights have been quite full. I am looking forward to a slow week that just drags!

But the busy weeks have meant lots of time on my feet. Which leads to a swollen foot. So I've had to be careful with my shoe selection and make sure I sit more than I stand.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

I Forgot to Mention

We bought a mini van.

Back in the Fall, Marc and I had been looking at new cars, and we were looking for more room than we had in the Escape. It was fine for the four of us around town, but when we went to the beach or to a triathlon, it was a packed car with no room to move. And we knew that if we added to our family - be it a kid or another dog - we would be in trouble.

So we looked at larger SUVs, but it was a pain to get to that third row in the back seat. And there wasn't much more room. And then we looked at a minivan and realized how easy it would be for the dogs to get in and out. And how much room we would have for beach chairs or tri bikes or babies.

We had tried to negotiate with the Kia folks, but they wouldn't negotiate with us. So we were just looking around and saw a nice Nissan Quest. And then the pregnancy test came back positive. And one of the first things Marc said was we need to go get that van. So we are now the proud owners of a Nissan minivan.

Other than getting used to driving and parking a larger vehicle, it has been fabulous. It has heated leather seats - my must have - and the doors just slide open with the push of a button. And once Baby gets bigger, it has a DVD system.

And I must say, ever since we bought the van, this is the life we've led:

Monday, May 10, 2010

Fight the Team Across the Field. . .

We are ready for Baby! In the living room, at least. We've got the cradle set up, clean sheets on the mattress, and the Ohio State mobile ready to play the fight song.

This is one of the first things Marc bought for Baby, and I fully expect his first words to be Go Bucks!

Friday, May 7, 2010

24 Weeks

I am 24 weeks pregnant today. And I am living in a world of boxes.

Last weekend my parents came over and we packed up the room we used as a storage place and brought in the crib and a bunch of toys and linens from my nephews. We are using the same dust ruffle, diaper holder and curtains that Mama made for Hudson. I just love them - so crisp and cute. We are now trying to pick a paint color. It will be a blue, but which one to pick?

And the toys are fabulous - we have every toy Baby will need until he gets into Cars and Thomas.

But now we need to find a home for all the items we were storing in the back bed room. We got rid of a lot with the garage sale and subsequent donation to the Habitat for Humanity Restore, but I need to find homes for things I don't want to give away. And while I like my house, there is very little storage space, and the attic is of no use. It is overloaded with insulation and we can't but any plywood up there. So for now, the hall is lined with diapers, the living room is full of toys and the dining room is full of stuff.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Marc Performing at Somewhere in Augusta Bar & Grill Comedy Zone

Since Marc won Athens Last Comic Standing back in November, he has gotten a lot more opportunities to perform his stand-up. Last night he went over to Augusta to perform at the Somewhere in Augusta Bar & Grill Comedy Zone.

He said it was kind of a unique setting because the front part of the room was set up to watch the comedy show while the back part of the room was set up so people could watch the playoff basketball games. (Of course his camera picked up the sound from both groups). While I've always known he was a funny guy, I'm always amazed at how well he can entertain a crowd.

So prepare to be entertained!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Finding a Loophole

So. . .I'm not allowed on the couch. But this way I'm not technically on the couch, right?