Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Surprises and Food and Food Sorting

Well, we did it. We surprised my mom for her 50th Birthday! It was great! We had a private room at PF chang's reserved and everyone got there EARLY- she didn't suspect a thing! Afterwards we had cake and ice cream at our house. It was nice to do something for our mom who has sacrificed everything for us.

Today the company president is taking all of us employees out to lunch at the Lansing Country Club- yum! Bring on the preggo weight! Tonight were food sorting at the Red Cross so maybe I can burn off some of these calories. Isn't it crazy that a big percentage of the world is struggling right now because of lack of food- and here we are worrying because we eat TOO much. What a dichotomy.

On the pregnancy front- I'm still seeing the chiropractor a few times a week. The sciatic nerve issue is basically GONE, but the rib still hurts. He tells me it may be a while for that to get truly healed. I found out last weekend that there's a chirorpactor in lansing that gives free service to all Trinity staff and families- wish I would have known that BEFORE I started paying my $20.00 co-pay everytime I see my chiropractor! ahh well.

Jon is still crazy busy. He woke up at 5:00 this morning to get a video in by a noon deadline (he's putting together a commercial spot for Trinity's Christmas eve services). He's sinus infection is pretty much gone, so Praise the Lord for that!

So, I'm going to get off this thing and attempt to motivate myself to work. I have a feeling this week may drag on. . . . .


Sunday, December 14, 2008

Well, Jon was at Trinity tonight and I was bored, so I decided to snap some updated photos of the belly and the baby's room for ya'll to see.  Here is an updated belly photo- almost 29 weeks:

Normally my belly hangs out underneath this t-shirt but I pulled it tightly over so I'd be a modest pregnant woman :)

Our crib came in on Saturday- here it is in the totally unfinished nursery:

And if you have some time on your hands, check out this video Meg sent our family this weekend. I love that Jon's lenses are dark and Meaghan's cheesy grin. So classic.
OK, hubs is home, have a good one!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Jon officially has a sinus infection and is on antibiotics as of this morning. It's so bad he actually has tooth and mouth pain from the sinus pressure. Pray he starts feeling better soon- this is one of the busiest seasons for him at Trinity.

I have a chiropractor appointment today, woohoo! Pray that goes well and they dont' paralyze me :) It's my first time going to one, I'm a little nervous. Working for orthopaedic docs in college made me pretty weary of chiropractors, but I'm at the point where I will try anything!

Were hoping to go on a date tonight since Jon is working the Christmas Journey most of the weekend. . . but if he can't breathe and I can't walk, it might not happen. But other than that. . . were hanging in there. Hey, the sun is out today, that's HUGE!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Well, we done buy ourselves a crib this weekend

Since were three months away and have yet to purchase one baby item or come remotely close to having a nursery, we decided it was finally time to purchase the nursery furniture. We both feel like this "isn't really happening" so maybe the arrival of the crib will cement it more in? Were also hoping the arrival of the crib will "encourage" Jon to finish up the hallway and nursery a little bit sooner :). A co-worker gave me a changing table and we already have a white dresser, so the only thing left for us to purchase is the glider. I really can't wait to see the nursery come together- to sit in the room and dream of our little boy.

We've been listening to a teaching from Harvest Bible Chapel in Illinois about "The Blessing". It's a teaching based off of the book by Gary Smalley and John Trent- about speaking towards of blessing into your children, the power of physical touch towards your children, giving and receiving the blessing, etc. We've enjoyed it a lot- I really recomend either the book or the audio podcast/cd.

I was a little pre-emptive in my last post about "not really feeling pregnant". As soon as those words left my keyboard, the crap hit the fan, I'm telling you. My rib is just killing me, and my family physician's office couldn't get ahold of my insurance to get a referral for the chiropractor last week- so I am hoping I can go in early this week. If I sit or stand, I'm fine- it's only sitting that hurts. Too bad I sit all day at my job!! Plus, something majorrrrr is going on with my glutteous maximus muscle on my left side- either I pulled it while bowling (pregnancy is such a humbling experience), or I have the sciatic nerve pain all those books speak of. But let me tell you, when I walk or twist a certain way- a shooting pain occurs! I went grocery shopping yesterday and made it down the first aisle and just rested on my cart, thinking I was NOT going to make it the rest of the trip. If it is the sciatic nerve thing, I don't think there's much the doctors can do about it. I am NEVER doing this again- I tell you what. ;) Ask Jon, I'm not kidding. . .

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Randomness and what we've been up to. . .

Oh whine whine- the blog posting is back! What do you expect from a girl that's been gone for a week?? :)

We spent Thanksgiving at the Ackerman's house and had such a great relaxing time. Ate lots, went bowling, put up the massive Christmas tree, decorated, went to the mall, walked around St. Joe, made bread and truffles, it was great. Then I went to Chicago for RSNA for three days. I was a little worried about being on my feet for three days straight and 7 months pregnant, but thankfully I felt really good. My feet suck anyways, so they didn't hurt any more than usual. It's nice because we stay at the Hyatt Regency in the McCormick Place- so we simply had to walk across the grand concourse to the show- so much better than catching a cab every morning. The show went well and hopefully I'll close some deals from it. For a few days, it's kind of fun to dress up, meet clients, have nice dinners, pretend like I'm a business woman :)

I came home to a super sick hubby so between forcing tea and oranges down his throat and unpacking from the show- it's been a crazy week. I umm, still haven't completely unpacked, but don't tell anyone. I finally went grocery shopping at 9:30 last night, so now we have food! Besides being sick, poor Jon is SWAMPED at work (his hard drive crashed a few weeks back and he lost most of his work he did during the last five years at Trinity). Don't ask if he backed up his computer, just. . . dont' because I dont' quite understand what happened there. But he did do a video promo for Trinity's Christmas Journey which is airing these next two weeks on TV which is pretty sweet. He's doing a good job keeping his spirits up despite losing all that work and being sick. He worked til almost 9 last night and went in at 6:00 this morning, crazy man.

Well, this Friday were watching my favorite little girl of all time while John and Kym get a little romantic night away before their 2nd one is born. Were pumped to baby-sit her- and FINALLY get our Christmas decorations up this weekend.

On the preggo front- all is well. I have my 28th week check up tomorrow and I think I passed my gestational diabetes test with flying colors. Unfortunately, I pulled a rib (in my back) out of place and it KILLS, but other than that I hardly feel pregnant. I'm sure that will change in the next few weeks. We still don't have the hallway painted, so we haven't really started putting the nursery together. . . one of these days we'll get to it. . . hopefully. . .

Ok, that's a wrap! Hope all your ribs stay in place and you're staying healthy!