Tuesday, December 25, 2012

I'm back!

Hi! Maui here again!  I have been wanting to partake in my Mom's activities lately, so I thought it would be appropriate that I let you know how this week has been going.  First off, me, I am doing much better.  My paw is pretty much all healed up from my cut.  My parents haven't taken me out on too many walks recently so hopefully now that they see that my paw is better they'll start taking me out on walks more. 

At the beginning of the week my mom kept me up a little more than usual. She kept blowing her nose and was tossing and turning, not cool when trying to get some beauty sleep.  She told my dad she wasn't feeling to well but still left for work.  Why?  I don't know, I would have taken care on my mom and sister!
I went ahead and got my mom her medicine and thought she could use some wine, but when she got home, she wasn't very happy!  Humans, I don't understand them.  When they took the Christmas card picture I thought I got away without wearing the silly red hat with the white ball, but looks like they still got me!  When's my sister coming?  They need to put these silly hats on her! At least I got a delicious bone!

For the past couple of days, people have been coming to our door and leaving us presents.  My Mom and Dad weren't opening them.  So one day I decided I would help them out.

 Nothing for me, so I just left them there. They got mad!  Geez, I'm just trying to helping out.

Woke up Christmas morning to find snow!!! I love playing in snow.  Why am I wearing this ridiculous sweater? My mom is getting bigger and bigger each day.  Maybe if she took me out on more walks this wouldn't happen!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

What's up doc?

Oops! Looks like we missed week 25.  Week 25 was the week the entire family got to visit a doctor and we were a bit busy! Here I am at week 26.

Two weeks ago was Brian's  holiday work party. I braved the night and wore my favorite pair of Jessica Simpson high heels shoes!!  I was determined to wear them all night...and I did!!! I admit, my feet were a little tired at the end of the night. I went to bed that night feeling good because I survived a night in heals being 6 months pregnant.  About an hour of going to bed I found myself feeling horrible. I found myself hanging out with the porcelain king giving him my dinner from earlier that night.  It continued into all day Sunday.  After being treated to the pink stuff, I began to feel better.  Sunday night was much better and luckily was seeing my doctor on Monday afternoon.  

My number one concern was our baby girl, not that I haven't felt this bad since my worst hangover! Baby was great, heartbeat at 140, and my belly was measuring 24-26 weeks.  I discussed with the doctor my night with Mr. Porcelain King and she said, "sounds like you had food poisoning."  Whaaat?!?! I've never been sensitive with food, apparently pregnancy makes you a bit more sensitive. Overall, my poisoning had passed and was feeling a lot better.  Visit with doctor #1, success!

One Wednesday night we were at our usual hangout, the Mueller Family living room...it's a happening spot! Maui kept licking her paw.  She usually licks her paws, but that night something didn't seem right.  As I took a closer look I realized she was bleeding and something was coming out of her skin. The following morning I called the vet and I was able to come in that same day.  I missed my meeting and canceled my tutoring. I was told she had a broken toe nail, needed to be sedated, and the nail needed to be pulled. The next day while they had her under, she had just cut herself right above her nail and needed stitches! Oh goodness, seriously?!?!?  She came home with a holiday sock.

We had doctor visit #2 and #3 the same day.  Brian dropped her off at the vet.  He went across the street for his first medical physical (not done by his parents).  He's in good health! Then went to pick up Maui. Besides being wrapped up she seemed like she felt better than ever.  Both visits...success!

On Saturday we decided to host a party.  We called it, "We don't have kids yet so let's party Party."  Nothing like a party to give a you motivation to decorate the house for the holidays.
This is step 1, next year we plan on being those crazy people where you can tune your radio to a song that goes with the lights! By the way, that's a plastic Santa and Snowman on the roof, Brian built a contraption to make sure they are secure and are level.  These are about $50 on craigslist and eBay because they don't make them anymore.  We found them on our way to work at a garage sale for $5!! Brian was afraid that someone would steal them. I mean, really, who would steal!?!? Not us...nooooo...never!!

Last year, Hurricane Maui destroyed our tree...
Therefore, we had to go with our small little backup tree.  So far, surviving!

 I wanted to order our fourth stocking, but we still need to come up with a name, hmmm.

 I had my typical pizza dip, taquitos, and caramel apple cheesecake dip. Of course, I was excited to try out some new recipes.  I love Pinterest!

Sweet Chicken Bacon Wraps
Highly Recommend these, they were delicious! 

Giant S'mores Cookies
I had my computer up following recipes when suddenly my computer died due to a fried adapter and I couldn't charge the computer.  I hadn't pinned the cookies and couldn't find them on my phone.  So I had to go with what I remembered reading.  Everything turning out great, expect I forgot they were called GIANT s'more cookies.

The cookie was about the size of Brian's face! These giant cookies disappeared very quickly! Overall, the food was delicious and we enjoyed hanging out with our new Colorado friends.
 I don't know if it's the fact that we're almost turning 30 or the lack of a Ransom, Parrish, Arseli, or College Station Stephanie, but we just don't party like the old days! We all still had a good time and enjoyed our fancy Kegorator.

This was our Christmas card.  Totally forgot to put the Santa hat on Maui.  My brain just doesn't function as great as it use to! Pregnancy brain does end, right?

I finally decided on a color/theme for the Baby room.  While at the Apple store getting a new cord, I casually hopped on over to Pottery Barn Kids.  I had finally found a bedding I liked! I was going to buy some fitted sheets when I realized that if I register I get a discount! So I did a quick registry, hehe!

Pink, chocolate, birds...that will be the theme!

It has been a busy two weeks of doctors and prepping for Christmas.  I'm exhausted and ready to just sit back and relax!

How far along? 26 weeks, 6 days
Maternity Clothes? yes, sporting a few non-maternity sweaters and jackets.  Thank goodness for scarves to help keep me warm.  
Stretch Marks? No
Sleep: It would be better if Maui didn't whimper to be on our bed, she started this a few week ago! 
Best Moment this Week: receiving baby gifts in the mail or when Brian got this gift from a client, WOW!

Miss Anything? bending down, sitting on floor, washing dishes...without my belly in the way
Movement: all day and Brian finally felt her move!!
Cravings: chocolate
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope, just bad food
Have you started to show yet: Yes
Gender: GIRL!!! 
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? wedding band only & my hands randomly fall asleep
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy, although I got a little emotional upon hearing the horrible news about CT.  As a soon to be mother and teacher, it just broke my heart!!! I can't watch too much about it on TV.  
Looking forward to: Winter Break!