Wednesday, February 22, 2017

WHW {#81}: Currently

Happy What's Hap-"Pinning" Wednesday, friends! 
Reading ...
The Nightingale--very very close to the end and I can't take it! This book has given me a range of emotions, and the other night I stopped reading right when things got REALLY serious. If you haven't read this one yet, definitely do!
Watching ...
Summer House on Bravo, which is almost over--I don't see the appeal of Carl. He seems like a player and super full of himself and I'm not about that life.  I'm also watching RHOBH and can I say Lisa Rinna has a big mouth (literally AND figuratively) and she has stirred the s**t--I'm interested to see how all of this plays out at the reunion. 
In other housewife news, did you all hear that Heather Dubrow and Meaghan King Edmonds aren't coming back to RHOC? And Kelly Dodd is staying?? #crazylady. I also read that Lydia is going to return--I liked her, but she didn't really add much to the season (other than normality haha). 

Well, I have my Gestational Diabetes class this morning, so I guess I'll find out more about what I'll be eating. From the sounds of it, repetitive meals....I'm already feeling bored. But, whatever I need to do in order to make sure baby girl is healthy, I'll do. Even if I grumble about it a little :)

Looking forward to ... 
heading to Charleston tomorrow night for our friends' wedding. We're staying with our other friends who live down there, and will finally get to meet their little boy! Plus, the weather is supposed to be in the 80s!! Bring on the warmth!
Enjoying ...
having things arriving from the baby registry. And also my mom bringing by a recent find from a neighbor with this travel bassinet which we are totally going to put to use in our room once baby girl gets here!
water water everywhere! I've been logging my water/liquid intake on an app called Water Logged the last few days, just to keep a more conscious eye on how much I'm getting.
the weather this past weekend (and into this week) which has allowed me and MG to take lots of walks, have our doors open during the day and get some fresh air. If we aren't going to get snow days, this is the kind of weather I want!

Wanting ... 
Chocolate. Period.
Wearing ...
Spring-like clothing because the temps are in the upper 60's and lower 70's this week. In February. Mother Nature forgot that it was Winter, and apparently forgot to inform the groundhog.

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Grateful For...
friends who have reached out during (and since) my diabetes freak out on Monday. It's never easy to be told that something is "wrong" with you, and even more so when it can impact your baby. It makes you scared, upset and overwhelmed. I'm grateful that I have the means to control this, and a great support system to get me through.

Now it's your turn to link up with Jessi and I to share what's hap-"pinning" with you!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Long Weekending

....the one that ended with some bummer news.
Despite having a really great weekend overall, my day off yesterday started with bad news. On Sunday morning I got an email saying my results from my glucose test were online so I opened it and read the notes that said "Your test results were within normal limits. We look forward to seeing you at your next appointment"--sweet, right? Until the call Monday morning telling me that not only did I NOT pass, but I failed so hard core that I automatically have gestational diabetes. To say I was shocked (and subsequently pretty effing upset) would be an understatement. So, no 3 hour test for me to re-do everything, I automatically am going to the hospital tomorrow for a 2.5 hours class on how to manage this. 
I would say I'd be more surprised if I ate like crap regularly, but I don't. I've been eating well, and exercising regularly. So, yesterday was just a huge emotional bummer, wrapping my head around something being "wrong"...and digesting the fact that I'm back to more needles and other things that I felt so far away from the start of this whole journey. I'm thankful that it's manageable and it's nothing life threatening, but it's still super disappointing and discouraging.

Anyway, moving on....let's talk about the happy stuff that happened this weekend:

~Friday night I met up after work with 3 girl friends (and fellow SLP's) for dinner--Mexican of course! It was so great to catch up with everyone, laugh, share work stories and just enjoy each other (and I was even healthy and split the whole enchilada meal with my friend! #screwyouGestationalDiabetes)
~Saturday morning we took Coop to get groomed at his regular groomer who did an amazing job, unlike the other one who charged $80 and did nothing but give him a jacked up haircut. He even got a cute Valentine's themed bandana
~Made a run to Costco to stock up on all things bulk-item. Saturday mornings in your 30's, guys what can I say? lol
~Went for an afternoon walk because the weather was in the lower 70s and absolutely gorgeous!
~That night we met up with friends for dinner--I had salmon--the tiniest portion you've ever seen of salmon--and finished up with dessert of a root beer float which was heavenly (I'll be living vicariously through this picture for the next few months)
Our other friends with a 4 month old met up with us too since they were in town, and we got some fun baby time in, which is always a win!

~I wore a new top I'd just gotten earlier this week, and showed off the baby bump (thank you Motherhood Maternity!)
~Sunday morning we ran errands and then my mom came by. We had lunch at Yard House and ate outside because it was awesome weather out, especially for mid February!
~We attempted to watch The Girl on the Train but it was a little too raunchy and all over the place, so we stopped about an hour in and I told my mom and MG what happens at the end #timesaver

~My mom headed home around 4 and MG and I went for another walk because days like this there's no excuse to be inside

~We made dinner at home, relaxed for the night, and I got a lot of time with The Nightingale
~Monday morning MG went to golf with his friends and I spent the morning engrossed in The Nightingale until I got the call from my doctor's office which derailed the rest of my morning and early afternoon.

Once MG got home, we talked about the GD situation (he gave LOTS of comforting to my upset self haha), he did some research (because my SIL told me not to look stuff up and get overwhelmed) and then we went for another walk around the lake by our house.

So, despite the kind of crappy ending to the long weekend, it was still a lot of fun, and filled with good stuff. I know this GD is just a bump in the road....something "extra" to deal with, but I'm thankful for the support system I have, and that I'll have more information come tomorrow morning and a better plan in place. If you had GD, feel free to reach out and let me know--I'd love to pick your brain if I need to, or get overwhelmed, etc!

Hoping your weekend was fun-filled, and without bad news from a doctor's office haha.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Friday Happies

We made it through another week, and Friday is finally here! As you read this, I'll likely be drinking a really sugary drink, and hoping that my body processes it however it's supposed to so I can pass my glucose test!

In other fun news, yesterday morning I logged into blogger and went to publish my comments, and instead hit "delete comments" from my already published comments instead, so if you saw your comments on my post on Wednesday disappear, that's why. I really wish Blogger had an "undo" option, but they don't! Boo hiss!!

Ok, now on to some happy things from the week!

~Bridesmaid Proposal~
This week, among some other packages arriving at my house, I had one from my bestie and when I opened it, I had a super cute box with a mega sweet note, and a proposal to help her tie the knot! It was soooo cute I couldn't NOT share it!
Of course, I said YES!

~Valentine's Day card~
MG and I always exchange cards for holidays--he knows this is the part that means the most to me anyway, and this year whether it be the pregnancy hormones, or his extra sweetness (or a combo of the two), I totally teared up reading the message he wrote for me in the card. I love that man, and I am so glad that he's my partner in this journey. I just know he's going to be the best daddy, too which makes me love him even more!

~Free Yoga~
A really good friend of mine is has been studying to be a yoga instructor for the past several months (I had NO idea it was such an intense training program!) and her final exam is this weekend, so she asked if I could come over and let her do her sequence on me and another friend. Our friend couldn't go, so I requisitioned MG who happily obliged (see why I love him!) and we went there Wednesday night and had a terrific session! So not only did I get to help our a friend, but I got a great yoga sesh, too! Baby girl was super still during all of it, and once it was over, she was happily kicking about--I'd say she liked it too! :) #namastay

~Three Day Weekend~
This weekend is a 3-day weekend because of president's day...AND the temps are supposed to be in the mid 60's the ENTIRE weekend! Bring on the warmth and the Spring-like weather (you can keep the pollen and allergies, though). We have plans with two other couple friends, and also with my mom, so it should be a nice weekend overall.

~Funnies: because why not laugh?~

How I imagine Cooper rules over the house when we aren't there
How it feels when the classroom teacher tells me that the one really tough and/or annoying kid is absent
When you try and play catch with a preschooler
When someone starts sharing gossip during lunch
And this, because it just made me laugh:
Hope that leaves you on a high note to tackle Friday! 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Thursday Randoms and Hashtags

Time for my list of Thursday random-ness and fun hashtags!

~I used my sunless foaming tanner the other night on my face to try and give myself a little something in the "not looking dead" Winter face category and just the little bit I did helped. I even noticed in the mirror the next morning and was like "wow, what happened?" and then remembered I'd used the tanner the day before. Miraculous!#bringonthefakesun
~No one told me about this whole peeing when you sneeze thing WHILE pregnant. So, for those of you not pregnant....keep in mind, this happens BEFORE the baby gets here. #thingstheydonttellyou
~I just saw one of my grad school friends had her baby 4 weeks early. And now I'm starting to hyperventilate. #aaaaahhhhh

~I had a parent dissent to the results of my testing, even though the results were very simple, and everyone in the meeting backed up what I found during testing, and what I shared. I've never, in the 10 years I've done this, had a parent dissent, and say they are going to appeal it. Especially when there is literally NOTHING to appeal since I followed our state guidelines and it is clear cut. If someone is so concerned, why don't they pursue things privately? She said at the end "this isn't anything against you guys"....but yeah, it kind of is... #Ifeelragey
~I teared up reading MG's Valentine's Day card to me on Valentine's Day. #sappy

~I eat peanut butter out of the jar with a spoon at work #dontjudgeme
~I know someone who uses insanely long hashtags and usually has spelling errors in it and it drives me nuts. Not only is it super hard to decipher in general, but with spelling errors, it's near impossible #mamafeelscrosseyed
~I have my glucose test tomorrow morning and am really hoping I pass. I had a friend who took it last week and failed, and then had to do the 3 hour test on Monday and said it was miserable (plus getting poked for blood 4 times doesn't help either) #letmepass

Keep your fingers crossed for me tomorrow morning please!! :)
Hope your Friday-Eve is a good one! 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

WHW {#80}: Coupling Q's

Happy Wednesday and another edition of What's Hap-"Pinning" Wednesday!
I thought with Valentine's Day being yesterday, it would be fun to answer this little couple questionnaire that I saw on Lynn's facebook page yesterday (thanks for the idea, girl!)

•Who's oldest? Him

•Who was interested first? I guess I'd say him, since he messaged me on first, and he was the first to suggest we get off of Match once we'd gone out on a few dates
Our first photo together
•Same high school? Nope, but we almost went to the same college. And at one point we lived in the same apartment building in Virginia!

•Most sensitive? Definitely me

•Worst temper? Neither of us really has a temper. He has more road rage than I do though.

•More social? Definitely him. My husband can make friends ANYWHERE he goes (and usually does)
•Hardest working? Depends on what we're doing. I'd probably lean more towards him, though.

•More sarcastic? Definitely me.
•Who makes the most mess? We're both pretty neat, but he's even more of a clean freak than I am.

•Wakes up first? For work--him; without an alarm--me

•Bigger Family? 100% him
Look at how little they all were!!!
•Who cooks the most? Me, but he is a great sous chef, and he mans the grill.

•Who cries more? No question....Me
•Better singer? Probably him, especially songs with a deep voice

•Spends the most? Uhhh....hanging my head in shame over here, but it's definitely me. You could also say me for "who has the most packages arrive at the house" lol

•Hogs the remote? We have two remotes in the living room, but he is notorious for changing the channel when I'm not paying attention lol

•Better driver? I'm a more cautious driver, but he drives more often and is better versed with cars (he knows stick and I don't). Funny story: MG had gotten into an accident when we first started dating and when we got married and joined insurance we had the opportunity for one of those safe driver things installed in the car to lower your insurance. Guess who got it in their car? Me. (And the one time he drove my car, he got me 3 dings on the device lol). Thanks to me, our bill got lowered and it wiped his accident off the record. You're welcome, MG lol
Our piece of crap stick shift rental car in Greece that MG enjoyed zipping through the hills with
•Smarter? I'd say it depends on the subject. Current events/history: MG is your man. English related things, I'm your gal!
•Most patient? I think we're both pretty patient. He might be slightly more patient than I am.

•Common sense? I think both of us have pretty decent common sense

•How many years together? Married for 2 years (3 in April!), and together for 5 1/2 years

Now it's your turn to link up with Jessi and I to share what's hap-"pinning" with you (or feel free to add to the Couple Questionnaire!)

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Coffee Talk

First of all, Happy Valentine's Day to each one of my blogging friends--sending you lots of love today!

I got the idea for this post from Christy's post yesterday and thought it'd be fun to change things up around here and have a little coffee talk sesh with you guys!

If we were having coffee, I'd probably be drinking decaf to try and be good and not over-caffeinate little lady. 

I'd share with you that I'm getting nervous and excited that baby girl's due date is less than 3 months away, and that things are getting totally real, now that we're signed up for a birthing class, baby showers are booked and invitations are being sent out....and that I have moments that hit me of "oh my gosh, I'm going to be someone's mommy!"  You'd probably also notice that just saying that makes me tear up a little bit.

If we were having coffee, I'd tell you how I'm over Winter because we haven't had ANY legitimate snow days (the ones where school closes), and we have 13 days built in to our calendar because of previous years' crazy weather. I'd also share that the weather people who said this winter was "going to be a doozy compared to past winters" are all liars. And I'd share that I hope that my school system decides to give us some of those days back for two reasons:
  1) they are making us start a week earlier next school year (before Labor Day), so we are losing a week of summer vacation (aka free time off/maternity leave for me!)
  2)our school year, as of now, is scheduled to end in June 23rd which is WEEKS after state testing and graduations are done. 

If we were having coffee, I'd tell you that I'm thinking about boycotting watching The Bachelor because I don't think he's going to find real love no matter who he chooses. I'd also tell you that I'm sad that Ladies of London is over, but I'm getting back into Top Chef. I'd tell you that Dorit on RHOBH drives me nuts, and P.K. seems like a douchebag to me. I'm also losing interest in Vanderpump Rules...something I never thought I'd say. I'd also probably admit that I have a Bravo problem lol

If we were having coffee, I'd tell you that my dentist called yesterday morning to cancel my appointment and the earliest they could get me in was a month later. What the what? Why does it take SO long to get appointments with the dentist??? Hopefully my teeth don't fall out of my head in the meantime :)

If we were having coffee, I'd tell you how one of my jackets fit on Friday and on Sunday, it was super tight when I zipped it. It's kind of amazing how quickly the bump bumps out when it's growing!

What would you share if we were having coffee together??

Monday, February 13, 2017

Weekending in Philly

I'm coming off of a weekend away in PA and not super ready for a full work week, but alas, I'm at it anyway.

At least I have a weekend of highlights to get me through, which included:

~coming home from work on Friday to my first gift off of the baby registry from my friend Shay--it was the mobile that made me fall in love with the bedding for the nursery (when she was pregnant with her first, I bought the first gift off of her registry, which was the mobile for her son's room). It's so dang cute!
(not sure why all 4 of the elephants needed tags on their butts  lol)
~grabbed some pizza, packed and got to PA around 9pm since we left after traffic

~Stayed up catching up with my MIL and FIL--they were both wide eyed when they saw how much bigger the bump has gotten since Christmas

~Woke up at 8am Saturday morning (which is a MAJOR sleep in for me), and got some morning bump snuggles from their dog Ginger
~met up with my two SIL's and their families for lunch. It was fun to catch up with them, talk about the shower they're throwing me in PA, ooh and ahh over baby things....the usual. It's always so fun seeing them.
~Got to hang with my one SIL for a while longer since she came back to my MIL's house. During that time, MG and I taught my niece how to parallel park since she has her driver's test on Friday! She did really well! Also, parallel parking is a lot harder without a backup camera haha :)

~Met up with our VA bestie couple and our other couple friends we used to hang with in VA (who moved to PA). The 6 of us haven't been together in well over a year (maybe even almost 2) so it was incredibly fun to have the gang back together again! And we had Mexican food, and you all know my affinity for that--good food, good friends....the night seriously flew by!
~Sunday morning I slept until 8am again (who am I???) which was made easier because the weather was overcast and dreary. MG and I had breakfast, hung around for a bit and then hit the road around 11. My FIL sent me home with Valentine's Day flowers (he always gets all the ladies in the family flowers for Valentine's Day)...and they are gorgeous!
~Driving in rain blows. Luckily we got home with relative ease, and awaiting us was another surprise registry gift from Brittany!
~We ran our errands for the week, did laundry and had a pretty low key rest of the night. 

I also started reading The Nightingale this weekend. It's been on my TBR list for a long time and Katie raved about it right as I was finishing my last read, so I finally got on board. Liking it so far!

How was your weekend? Hopefully it was a great one!
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