Friday, October 28, 2011

NC State Fair 2011

Derek and I LOVE the NC State Fair! We don't ride the rides we just go, eat (and we eat a LOT), we look at the animal exhibits and watch other people risk their lives on the crazy fair rides. =) The last 2 years we have gone by ourselves and then met up with people after we got there.  This year we met up for a few minutes with my extended family that lives in VA.  I have not seen them since we had found out that I was pregnant so of course they were very excited to see me and my 30 week belly. We chatted with them for a while and then continued on our date together just the two of us!!

This year, Derek and I mastered the idea of sharing everything we eat because then we can eat a bigger variety of things. So, the first place we stopped was Al's French Fries stand.  They were as good as ever!!

After visiting with my family, I was hungry again! Imagine that a pregnant lady hungry?!? So we went off to get a bloomin onion. This was the 1st year we got a bloomin onion and can I just say, this WILL become an NC State Fair tradition for the Georges.  It was amazing.  At the stand we went to they cut the onion, battered it and fried it right there while you were waiting for it!! It was better than any one you could get at a restaurant. After getting the onion I found a seat. 

Once we finished eating the onion we walked around a bit more deciding on what we wanted next when some other friends called and said they were just walking in.  We met up with them and we got some "dinner".  Derek and I got Butcher Boys steak sandwich.  Again this was a tremendously good sandwich.  I forgot to take a picture.

We also went by the to see one of our youth's rabbits that won a Best in Show prize for the 2nd year in a row!! Way to Bugs and Monica!! We are proud of you!!

What a fun year at the NC State Fair!! =) To see our past years at the fair check out 2009 and 2010!! 

We mentioned that last year at this time we had no intention of me being almost 30 weeks pregnant but guess what?!? haha! We are definitely very excited about this little one.  We said to each other, who would have thought last year that I would be this pregnant this year! Wonder what we will be saying next year when the fair comes around?!? Hopefully, Derek will be almost graduating with his MDiv.  That is our goal!! Woohoo! Plus, next year we will have a 10month old! Wow! We are so blessed!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

30 Week Survey and Picture

How Far Along: 30 weeks

Size of baby: Head of Cabbage:

Your baby's about 15.7 inches long now, and she weighs almost 3 pounds (like a head of cabbage). A pint and a half of amniotic fluid surrounds her, but that volume will decrease as she gets bigger and takes up more room in your uterus. Her eyesight continues to develop, though it's not very keen; even after she's born, she'll keep her eyes closed for a good part of the day. When she does open them, she'll respond to changes in light but will have 20/400 vision — which means she can only make out objects a few inches from her face. (Normal adult vision is 20/20.)

Maternity Clothes: yes! :)

Gender: It's a surprise!!

Movement: Yes, all the time. - This week I felt a limb poke at the top of my belly and I could literally feel it it was like a knee or heel or something.  It was so tiny but I could put my hand on either side of it.  Crazy! Makes me ready for little baby George to arrive!!! =)

What I Miss: Not too much this week.  Just enjoying being pregnant!

Sleep: Still sleeping fine! Praise the Lord!

Cravings: Not many lately!

Best Moment This Week: I have my 1st baby shower, and the girls at work surprised me and took me out to eat for lunch and then made cupcakes for everyone in the office!!

What We Are Looking Forward To: My baby shower on Oct. 29!!!

30 Week Picture!! =)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

28/29 Week Survey

How Far Along: 29 weeks - Officially in my 3rd trimester!!

Size of baby: Butternut Squash (appropriate for the time of year).

Your baby now weighs about 2 1/2 pounds (like a butternut squash) and is a tad over 15 inches long from head to heel. His muscles and lungs are continuing to mature, and his head is growing bigger to make room for his developing brain. To meet his increasing nutritional demands, you'll need plenty of protein, vitamins C, folic acid, and iron. And because his bones are soaking up lots of calcium, be sure to drink your milk (or find another good source of calcium, such as cheese, yogurt, or enriched orange juice). This trimester, about 250 milligrams of calcium are deposited in your baby's hardening skeleton each day.

Wanna take a look inside??

Maternity Clothes: yes! :)

Gender: It's a surprise!!

Movement: Yes, all the time.

What I Miss: Oh is getting harder.  So far pregnancy has been pretty good to me but I am starting to feel it now.  With packed weeks and hardly a night to rest my belly will feel heavy and I will feel sick much easier. So, I miss normalicy. But I am defninitely going to enjoy pregnancy!!

Sleep: Still sleeping fine! Praise the Lord!

Cravings: Not many lately!

Best Moment This Week: last big event at work is done! That is exciting.  A milestone for me. So glad that the rest of my pregnancy will be regular desk work. They are trying to get a replacement in for me to train by November 28.  That is coming so soon! That would mean less than 6 weeks with just me at my desk.  Yikes!

What We Are Looking Forward To: Showers!!! They are nice and spread out I have one October 29, November 9, and November 19!! yay!! Thank you to everyone who is having a shower for me! I feel so blessed.

I will have a picture next post!! I will be 30 weeks!! Crazy how time flies.

Monday, October 10, 2011

We have iPhones!!!

We have caved to the trend of iPhones.  Actually, to be honest we didn't "cave" until we realized that no phone company sells good phones that you dont have to have a data plan with.  Seriously?!? We dont really have a need to have data on our phone and quite honestly I would rather save that $30-month than spend it on something I dont need.  But I digress, we decided to switch phone providors because of a better plan that was offered.  So, off we go to get our messaging phones (can someone tell me how I somehow gave in to paying $30-for text messaging but I cant pay $30 for data?) I guess it is just putting those two together and knowing I am spending $60 on messages and data.  Anywho, we went into the cell phone store and told the sales lady we wanted to best possible messaging phone without data.  We bought 1 that she said was good but she had had a few come back but she referred to the iPhone and said that it was the #1 returned phone then they fixed the problems and now it is the #1 phone to buy.  With that being said, we got the ones she suggested.  Within 36 hours the phone turned off (on its own) and would not turn on until I took the battery out and then the screen froze up 2x and wouldn't come back on until I took out the battery and the phone restarted iteself and told me there was an error and it needed to reboot.  Seriously?!?! All this in less than 36 hours of owning the phone (This was a Sunday evening).  So Monday Derek took them back to the store and the man told him that that was the best phone they have to offer that is non-data.  So Derek calls me to tell me his froze on the way to the mall and he thinks we should maybe upgrad to a smartphone.  Well, to me, there is no smartphone other than the iPhone.  None compare.  Not to mention Derek and I have a thing for Apple products, the iPhone was about the only Apple product we didnt own (this is a sad, sick, expensive obsession).  At least they have good products right?!? So, here we are now, with iPhones. I must admit, I was nervous since we are having a baby and we are not sure what our income will look like come about February.  But we decided we couldn't deal with stinky phones and it was the best decision to make. I cannot even tell you how happy I am with having the iPhone.  It is so helpful to be able to send emails wherever I am and respond if I am out of the office and across campus. I am amazed at how often I have thought, I really like this phone after owning it just 1 week.  We decided there are other ways we can cut the budget to make the data plan work! :-) Love. the. iPhone.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

27 Weeks

How Far Along: 27 weeks (Last week of the 2nd Trimester!!) yay! Come on 3rd trimester!!

Size of baby: Head of Cauliflower

This week, your baby weighs almost 2 pounds (like a head of cauliflower) and is about 14 1/2 inches long with her legs extended. She's sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing her eyes, and perhaps even sucking her fingers. With more brain tissue developing, your baby's brain is very active now. While her lungs are still immature, they would be capable of functioning — with a lot of medical help — if she were to be born now. Chalk up any tiny rhythmic movements you may be feeling to a case of baby hiccups, which may be common from now on. Each episode usually lasts only a few moments, and they don't bother her, so just relax and enjoy the tickle.

Maternity Clothes: yes! :)

Gender: It's a surprise!!

Movement: Yes, all the time.

What I Miss: Lifting things without people saying (Dont lift that!!) even if the thing is 5lbs.  I swear I my arms have gotten weaker since I have been pregnant but that will have to change when I am carrying around a newborn in a carseat. :-)

Sleep: Good! Just every few nights I get up to Pee but other than that sleep is great!

Cravings: Coffee

Best Moment This Week: Yard sale!! We sold so much at the yard sale, it made me so happy!! We have cleaned and purged.  Now to organize for baby that is the next step. :-)

What We Are Looking Forward To: My Shower this month and then I will have 2 in November!! yay!! So exciting!!

27 Weeks