Thursday, April 30, 2009

Random Thursday Rantings (with an award!)

First of all... Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! for all of the baby item suggestions that I got! They are sooo very helpful and if you think of any more, please pass them along. I am all about guidance here... as I have never done this before.

The hubs and I are planning on venturing out on Saturday to start working on our registry. I can't wait! I am really looking forward to going and checking out all the baby items and picking out our bedding and all that warm and fuzzy stuff. First though, we are going to hit up the Winghaven annual garage sale, and we'll be starting at 6:30am! Winghaven is a very "well-to-do" neighborhood where their residents are only allowed to have a garage sale on one particular day a year. Last time we went, we made out like bandits. These people were practically giving this stuff away! And I found some really nice stuff... some of it brand new! I am hoping to get some good deals on some baby items. Cross your fingers for me!

Yesterday, I wore a pair of pants that I had not put on in almost 2 weeks. They seemed a little more snug in the belly, but I didn't think too much of it and rushed off to work. Once I got to my desk to sit down, I realized just how snug they were! Apparently my belly had gotten bigger then I had thought, because once sitting, these pants were so uncomfortable I could hardly stand it. The little munchkin was not happy about it either. You could literally feel her pushing back on my belly. I am sure she was thinking "get it away from me"!

So on my lunch break, I ran out to get a new pair of maternity pants. I felt so much relief after I got back to work and put them on in the bathroom. But, as I turned around to look in the full length mirror, I couldn't help laughing at myself in the reflection. I had traded in a pair of khaki pants for some jean capris. Since I was trying these on in the dressing room without my shoes on, I forgot to put the shoes into the final equation. I now had on jean capris, white socks, and black little tennies with velcro straps (you could barely see the socks in shoes when I had pants on). To be honest, I looked pretty ridiculous. I would have never left the house like this on purpose!

There was no way I could change back into the other pants - they were way too uncomfortable! So, for the rest of the day, I hid by my desk in my little corner hoping to not be too noticeable. When my boss was leaving the office, he looked at me, laughed and told me he would bring me back a lollipop. My fashion fopa could not even been missed by a 60 something year old man!

Oh well. Whatda gonna do? Atleast I was comfortable. That seems to take precedence over style when you are pregnant.

Tomorrow I will be 22 weeks pregnant. I am going to try really really hard to remember to take a belly pic and post it. Feel free to remind me... I have a tendency to forget alot of things these days.

Onto my award!! Brittany Ann over at Living in the Moment gave me Neno's Award. She's a young, newlywed, highschool teacher and her blogs are always entertaining.

With this award, I am to share why I love blogging so much. So here goes.

I actually started my blog a short while after 2 friends of mine, Anrazel and Gina, started theirs. I loved being able to keep up with their day to day lives, as it was not always easy to do otherwise. I had recently found out I was pregnant and I thought it would be fun to journal my journey. I was mostly thinking how cool it would be to be able to look back and remember what I was experiencing and feeling. I use to keep a journal and I loved being able to write down my thoughts. It always helped me to sort things out in my head.

But since starting my blog, it has become so much more then that! I hadn't even considered how much I would enjoy finding other blogs to read and having others read mine. It is so great to hear comments and receive advice from fellow bloggers. I love reading about other happenings around the globe and seeing, on such a personal level, other parts of the world, through other blogger's eyes.

Being able to write down my thoughts, and send them out into the blogosphere, has become something that I enjoy more then I could have imagined. It helps me to gain perspective and to sort out all of the random thoughts and ideas swirling around in my head. Meeting new people, finding connections, being inspired, and maybe even inspiring someone myself, has become something that I really look forward to each and every day.

I also look forward to keeping these connections for many years to come, and following my new friends and their lives.

And now, I am going to pass on the Neno's Award to a few others...

1. Anrazel at Companion to the Wind
2. Gina at Namaste by Day
3. Petra a.k.a The Wise (*Young*) Mommy
4. Jillian at It All Began With a Man and a Black Jeep
5. Elle Charlie at Sometimes a Girl Needs a Blog
6. Badass Geek
7. Toni at Craw Digger (I know you just started yours... but I figured you would have something to say;)

Happy Thursday Everyone!


Gina said...

Thank you so much! I don't have that award yet and this will give me something to blog about...I've had a bit of blogger's block lately! I also wanted to tell you to get TWO of whatever blanket you are going to use for the munchkin's blankie. We only have one blankie for L and we always wish we had another when we leave it somewhere or he pukes on it!!!

Brittany Ann said...

Hey, at least you have pregnancy as an excuse. I routinely walk around in poor taste for no good reason other than I'm a weenie and enjoy comfort.

But I say, if you're brave enough to carry around and deliver a little one, you have earned the right to wear whatever you darn well please!

Brittany Ann said...

And furthermore, I have seen a heck of a lot worse in the workplace. You sounded just fine to me!

Badass Geek said...

Thank you!

Thomas said...

Since I am late to this post, I will wish you a Happy Next Thursday. Maegan said...

oh yay. cute post.

Ty, Joanne, Elise and Hannah said...

Laura- loved Maternity pants, its like sweat pants on the top and pure chic on the bottom, the only time I did not love said pants was when I was post partum sill wearing them! ENJOY!!! :)