Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Well I have been pretty healthy most of this little baby's growing journey (aka pregnancy), that is until last Friday. I am one of those people who rarely gets sick...like with the flu or a cold. I attribute it to my nursing career since I am probably exposed daily to germs and bugs that would pull the paint off the walls in some places...I know gross right? Well when you are preggers, your immune system can go either way....or so I'm told. You can be jacked up healthy and have any aliment you usually have subside like maybe a skin sensitivity or you can get sick easy with just touching one little door handle.

Like I have said I've been pretty healthy, but I have been a little more sleep deprived and stressed lately and I touched the wrong door handle or maybe got too close to someone with a nasty cold, so now I have been sneezing and coughing since Friday:( So today I finally called the midwife, who wanted me to see my regular doctor, who then told me what I could take to ease the symptoms but really I just need rest and time. Which is the opposite of what I want to do right now. I feel like I have so much to do and the weather is so beautiful, it just stinks being sick especially in the summer.

At least in the winter it's crummy out and you can't do much but stay in anyways, but summer.....the weather is finally great here in the PNW...I was on a role with my everyday walking.....you get the gist. It actually reminds me of kindergarten. I was 5 or 6 and our little class was having our first open house for parents to come and see all of this artwork we had worked on. I remember Ms. Sakimoto, this beautiful Asian teacher I had having us all get ready with our artwork and getting the classroom perfect for this big open house night. I was really excited for it. Who knows why, just to show off my projects to my parents or the thought of it being an event? Anyways I was super excited for it and then the day before me, my sister and brother all came down with the chicken pox. I remember when my mom told me we couldn't go to the open house because I was sick....and I remember not feeling sick so I still wanted to go. Instead we rode our bikes in the garage and played with a new to us refrigerator box we made into some sort of fort.
So kind of a bummer, my mind says go but my body says rest.  So I am getting some R & R, trying to take it as a sign to slow down against my will for baby and I. It's weird how much more I am aware of how what I do does affect someone else right now, it's not just about me:)
At least it's nothing serious just a bothersome cold:)

And as for the sleepless nights, the hubs got me a pregnancy pillow that has changed my world for the better....but then I started coughing all night so once cold has past I am sure my sleep with be much improved:) At least until baby really gets here;)

And now for some bathroom pics.......Just to leave on a positive beautiful note.....

And now the beautiful ones:)

So much roomier too:)

Monday, July 30, 2012

Well I am finally ready to share the nursery:) It's been a long process due the room being originally a mint green with forest green carpet......for um probably the past 12 years. Yep, Mr. Big Dog never even really ventured up stairs unit I moved in. Now we have beautiful guest room, baby room and the most fabulous bathroom too!
Everything I could have dreamed of and more. It has far surpassed my expectations and then some. When we first started talking about what we wanted everything to look and feel like, I told Mr. Big Dog that I kind of think my ideas for a nursery are those comparable to what you would want in a wedding as a little girl. You just have ideas of what you want it to look like. He went along with it being the awesome husband he is:)
The nursery is kinda like MY little project with all the little touches I have wanted for my little dream baby for my whole life.
 I am addicted to PINTEREST, if you're not don't start because you will end up on it constantly. You can find me by name, Lindsey Rios. Pinterest is seriously like my crack:) and Mr. Big Dog has been known to take the computer away at night due to my obsessive pinning:) 

 Here are the befores, try not to get sick off the green:(   
I heard once "they" purposefully don't paint hospitals green inside because they can make someone sicker...but I think it's all about moderation, this room way TOO green:) 
And no I don't know who "they" are. But it does kinda sound legit. 

Now for some of the soothing afters...... and photos never really do anything complete justice....ugly or beautiful.

 And the colors don't look as great in the pictures:( The crib is a barny red and my awesome grandma (the sewing queen of Northern Nevadawhom we relocated to the PNW this past February) has been sewing her brains out for both the babies dues this fall.....My sissy too, I'm only having ONE;)  She made the quilt as just one of the her many projects. And I love it!!!! It came out just like I wanted, perfect:) Plus it had tons of love dumped into it's making:) The rest of the bedding is a chocolate brown gingham I ordered online, it's on my interest too. http://pinterest.com/farmhousehome/.
Most of the furniture was thrifted or I had it somewhere else in my home and I just did the free shopping around mi casa:)

Next the bathroom pictures.....

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

She of course has her own blog here.....and she is always super busy doing a million things at once (I wondered where I got that trait). Anyways, I have not been great about taking a lot of pictures of my belly progression:( I know, I know, I intended to but when you don't feel great or anything close to pretty your picture taking confidence seems to suffer.
So I asked my mamacita to come take some pics......she can make a paper bag look good:) Thanks mom:)

 The last one was just for fun:) I thought we were doing a funny face, while the hubs thought it was serious time;)

I'm 6 1/2 months:) Part of me feels like it flew by and the other part feels like the next 2 1/2 months are sooooooo far away.

Monday, July 9, 2012

I love love love that I have friends who have survived pregnancy. I need them oh so bad sometimes. I mean really really need them to talk me off the ledge of my insecurities, my worrying, and of course giving me little nudges of "it will all be fine and you can do it." I've just started to get a lot of anxiety about the big delivery day.
I mean it has to come out at some point, my midwife did say she's never had one stay inside yet:) But really the whole childbirth experience is so scary. I know, I know...women have been doing it since forever...but I have obviously never done it and so there is some anxiety there. And I think about how many of my friends are on their 2nd and 3rd time, so it must not be too terrible...right? or maybe so bad you develop some sort of amnesia from it.
Today I started to have a little panic attack about how my baby will come into the world. Do I get an epidural? Do I try it un-medicated? And if so how in the world do you "train" for that? I just started to get so overwhelmed I thought.....I'll just call one of my besties who has DONE it and then pretty much verbally explode all of my fears to her.
She was great as usual:) She talked me down, let me know it will all work out and be oh so worth it. She spoke highly of her epidural but also said she would definitely think I was stellar if I did it without meds.  Then she said something funny...."either way you get the same prize at the end" really just reinforcing that it doesn't matter how you get there...but everyone gets there.

I'm lucky to have someone like her to shoot it to me straight but also give me a slap over the phone for my nerves....which today I desperatley seemed to need;)

Saturday, July 7, 2012

 Lately I am feeling good, relaxing a little bit more, and enjoying my stretch off. I have a lot of projects to finish and work on but I just can't seem to get started on really any of them.....or I am waiting for the timing so I can start A which leads to B which then makes me finish C. So for now I don't feel like doing C because I can't do A.....hope that makes sense.
But the weather is beautiful, I'm having a nice weekend with my Mr. Big Dog and hopefully this weather lasts. Oh by the way, it's nice to have a grandma with a pool at her clubhouse:)

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