Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Ramblings of an occasional blogger

It's not that I don't still enjoy writing this blog. I do. It's just that sometimes I wonder what the point is because hardly anyone is reading -- well, hardly anyone commnets. Maybe lots of you are reading??
Oh well, readership is not really important anyway. This blog is just a way for me to put my thoughts and feelings down and it still works very well for that purpose.
I am feeling good these days. We will be 23 weeks tomorrow and that is very exciting.
Greg spent the weekend playing softball in Texas. I worked Friday and Saturday and then had Sunday all to myself. I cleaned the house and walked the dog and read and watched Benjamin Button and cried my eyeballs out. I know, I'm probably the last person on earth who hadn't seen it but I didn't see a lot of movies when we were in Italy.
Last week, we ordered our crib and changing table. My parents bought these as a gift for the baby and we are very thankful for that. We also purchased a travel system with the car seat and the stroller. And, yesterday, we went to the Carter's outlet and they were having an amazing sale. We bought two little outfits and a hat for the wee one. These are the first items of clothing that we've bought. The one I picked says "Bananas over Mommy" and the one Greg chose says "Daddy's Rookie of the Year." The little hat says "Dog Gone Cute," and it is.
I also ordered four prints to frame and put in the baby's room. I got them during Zulily's Labor Day blow out sale. A sale so big, it literally blew out their site for a couple of hours. Luckily, I got my order in early.
So, things are starting to come together albeit very slowly. I am overwhelmed when I think of how much we still need before the baby gets here and how much that is going to cost. But, my sisters are giving us a baby shower in October when we go home to NC, so that should help. Within the next few weeks, we have to register so I've started a list of items that I definitely want to put on the registry.
A lot of Greg's co-workers and softball friends have asked if we'll be having a shower here. It's like they think we should throw ourselves a shower. How tacky is that? We've just told them that we don't really know anyone here very well, so we probably won't be having a shower. Though I was really hoping someone would take that as an invitation to throw us one. Is it selfish to want someone to give us a baby shower? This is just further proof of our lack of true friends here and it really sucks.
Baby Elvis is rocking out in there these days. On Sunday night, he kicked steadily for about 30 minutes --- kicks so hard I could see my belly jumping. I think he must have known I was a little lonely and decided to entertain me.
My next appointment is next Wednesday. Since we're going to be in NC for so long in October, we're planning to do our childbirth classes in November. And that is pretty freaking fantastic.
So that's about it for me. I'm still working about 20 hours a week and enjoying my shortened five-hour shifts (I didn't ask, my boss is just very thoughtful). And, I'm really looking forward to October when I get to see my big ole' crazy family and my dear friends.


  1. I am definitely still reading along! Glad to hear everything is still going well for you and baby Elvis. It must make it feel very real to be able to purchase things and also to see the baby kicking!

  2. I am still reading too! It is so fun to watch your belly move, I really love that.

    We're more or less hosting a shower at our house. We're not planning it, someone else is helping with that, but it will be more of a last large get together at our house before the baby arrives. I'm really not expecting to get any registry gifts. Maybe you guys could do something kind of like that instead of a true shower.

    My sister was lucky, she worked at a job for a few months in a city she'd only lived in a for a few months, and the women there threw her a nice shower!

  3. I'm still reading along, too! :) A while back I linked a ticker to my blog--it sends me a weekly breakdown of how many times a day/week my blog was read/accessed...and I was so puzzled by the results. For the 10-15 or so bloggers who regularly comment there are, like, 50+ "unique/new visitors" who don't. I don't know if it's any comfort to you, but my guess is that more people quietly read your blog than you think. :)

    I'm happy to hear that things are swimming right along! Congrats on 23 weeks! Wooo! And yay on ordering things! We still haven't made a registry yet and we've not ordered the first bit of gear for the baby. We'll get there...I hope!

    My younger sister is organizing a baby shower for me in November. It'll be a combination of family and friends. There's been discussion at work about two of the departments I work in hosting showers as well, but who knows if that will really happen? Anyway, to back up Ernie's idea, you're due around one of the most festive times of the year--perhaps hosting a little holiday-ish party at your pad will be a good alternative to throwing yourself a baby shower?