Monday, September 29, 2008

Whirlwind weekend

Annual Girls' Weekend has come and gone...and we did it all! My best girlfriends came into town Friday night after a short detour through Wooster and Springfield, Arkansas (on accident mind you). We talked and talked until 3 a.m. We're not so young anymore...none of us do that staying up late thing anymore, but we had a lot to catch up on. We finally trudged to bed only to wake up early the next morning. We woke before 8 (Natalie said she can't help but to wake up at 7, no matter how much sleep she gets. I, on the other hand, have no trouble sleeping in past 7!) We talked and ate cinnamon rolls until we could motivate ourselves to get ready to shop till we dropped!

We hit Target first. The plan was to get me registered and then we'll do all our fun shopping. They both led me through the baby section at Target with much expertise. We took down strollers, clicked the carseats in and out, and folded and unfolded everything to decide what we liked. (I actually did not find a stroller I liked, there were only two in the store to choose from). They told me everything they liked and hated about their highchairs, swings, bottles, etc. So I got all my gear scanned into my registry. Then we shopped the rest of the day. Literally we got home after 9 p.m. with only a couple stops to eat. We had mexican for lunch and Noodles for dinner. Yum! Those are our two traditional meals we eat for our girls' weekend. We crashed into bed that night at 10!


Sunday we went up to the salon and cut both girl's hair. Kristen got a cute new 'do! Nat got a good trim. We have a high school reunion coming up this month and we all wanted to get fresh hair for the festivities. (I have SERIOUSLY bad gray roots right now...I will HAVE to take care of that soon!) Then we headed to Rogers to shop at the Promenade. I found some cute black maternity pants and the girls found a few things there too. I bought Jonah a cute Razorback onesie. Then it was time for the girls to head back to Bryant. I was sad to see them leave. I wish they lived closer to me! I know they missed their babies and their husbands. Thanks girls for coming! I can't wait until I get to see ya again at our reunion in a few weeks! I couldn't have registered without you! My husband says he sees a rare side of me when I'm with my best girlfriends. He says I act goofier and happier. He's right, that's what good friends are for!


I had a doctor's appointment today. I was very scared that I was going to gain A LOT this month because a scale at another drs office two weeks ago had said that I had already gained 6 lbs, IN TWO WEEKS. I was so afraid I was gonna hit 12 or 15 lbs in ONE MONTH. Surprisingly that scale must have been callibrated differently because at Park Hill I only gained 4. Weird, huh? I'm sure that I will probably still have a 10 lb weight gain or so one month, but just not yet. Anyway, I had my glucose test and it was not bad at all. The drink wasn't nasty, the dr appointment was quick. I got to hear his heartbeat and he measured right on for 24 weeks. Then went back down to the lab to get my blood drawn. I know that place pretty well. My veins have seen that needle a million times it feels like. I think the women that work in the lab know my name and address by now since I was in so much during IVF and before that. :) I haven't heard anything back about the glucose test, but it was only this morning. I imagine if there's anything to be concerned about I'll hear back about it in the next couple days. I hope I don't hear anything!


After my appointment I ran errands all day. I bought some CUTE stuff at Bella's in Springdale. Take a look:

Isn't he cute? He's a Gund horse! So soft! Burp cloth and pacy clip. I thought it was pretty cute. Boys are fun to shop for!Are we seeing a theme emerge? That is a hooded bath towel. Yes it is a cow.

Yes these are cows too! I normally don't like these types of shoes but they were so stinking cute and they're for when he's little. They even have a little tail on the heel of the shoe!

These are the Razorback pacifiers. I have a friend who says her son preferred these to any other ones, so I thought I'd get Jonah a pair. My heart melts when I see pacifiers! I have no idea why, I guess it is the realization that I'm about to have a house full of this stuff! I can't wait. I had a dream that he had a lot of hair. I will be interested to see if I was right! I have dark brown hair and Jeremy has medium brown hair (ok we both have a little gray, me much more than he), but when we were kids I had light brown with a bit of auburn, he had white blonde hair. So we'll see what Jonah gets. There is also a pretty strong line of blue eyes in both our sides. I don't care what color his eyes are, but I (not being a biologist or a geneticist) would think the chances of his being blue are good.

Anyway, boy, I have rambled! I guess I had lots to tell you about my weekend! I hope you had a great one too!

13 comments:

Angie said...

Sounds like you girls had fun! Look at all your cute, cute baby stuff!!

I soooooo wish I could make it up there to see you and your cute little belly and get my hurr did. Dude, I'm having SO MUCH trouble finding a good stylist down here. Ok I haven't really looked that hard but once you've had the best, it's hard to find a substitute. You really "spoiled" me. HAHAHAHAHA...yeah, I know, I'm an idiot. Luv u.

The Allens said...

I get very worried about weight, too. I am eighteen weeks and feel like I've gained too much, but I am honestly not eating more than normal and I eat very healthy. So, I guess it's for the baby, but it does freak me out - especially before doctor's visits!

Kelly said...

I love all the cow stuff!
I know those ladies in the park hill lab well too! I feel like I've been in there a million times in the last year. I know the drill! :-)
It's scary watching my weight go up and up and up and reach numbers I had hoped I would never see in my lifetime! ha!

The Allens said...

Thank you for coming by my blog - yours is one of my favorites! Yes, Palestine is about 30 minutes from here, so very close. We love Tyler. We just moved here in January, but God defintely led us home!

I will be following along with you on your blog as you get to experience everything a few weeks before I do! And, thanks so much for the weight reassurance!

The Cole's est 2002 said...

I just need to put a link to your blog to tell about girls weekend. You pretty much covered it. I did my hair curly today and it looks so much better. I love the cow stuff...too cute. Anyone who doesn't get to see your goofy side is missin out!...but I am pretty good a bringing out goofiness (sp?) Thanks for the great weekend. I will be working on our T-shirts for next year! (you'd think you live in Canada the way we talk about it)

Anonymous said...

OK...so, time to stop shopping! You haven't left much for others!! Prepare yourself....Grandpa Chandler had RED hair and since it skipped me and Rich....you or Darren are bound to get it!!! Love ya! Laura

kristenmccrary said...

oh my....the cow stuff is way too cute!! love it! tell jeremy to start building our houses.....then everyone can see your goofy side!! im trying to see if mom wants to come up in nov. for our girls weekend with my cousin....you will def have to meet up with us if we do! see you in a few weeks for the reunion! crazy. mark will def be glad both jeremys are there!

Adrienne said...

I would be so estatic to get a red haired baby! So cute! Don't you worry dear sis, I will leave you plenty of things to buy for Jonah! :)

The Allens said...

Thank you so much for your comment on my blog! It eased my mind greatly!

the other kelly said...

I'm with Laura ~ save some cute stuff for us to buy you!
and I didn't know about the red hair...
now I'm even more excited.

XOXO,

Kelly AKA Darren's girlfriend
AKA Kell-Bell

Brandy said...

I read your blog too!! I just love your sis in law, Kara...such a sweetie! I need ur e mail to invite you...

Stacy Gibbs said...

Hi! I'm having a giveaway on my blog that I think you may love! Come join and I hope you win! Thanks so much! :)

The Cole's est 2002 said...

Hey tell Catherine to put me on her list. I couldnt get on. Thanks...miss you.