Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Diary Blogging for May 6

It's amazing how much stuff I can fit into one day.  Being a stay-at-home-mom/wife is much harder work than anticipated!

Brandon and I stayed up Sunday evening organizing Ellie's bathroom, but there was still a LOT of work left to be done.  I woke up Monday morning completely overwhelmed by the amount of gifts still left to attend to.  Also, I'm a sucker for keeping all gift bags and tissue so I had to go through all of that and get it organized!
The sad part is that I have two bags like this already in the closet so I must consolidate them together.  Organizing has taken over my life in the past few days and I'd be on cloud nine if I had a label maker!

It took me a while, but I was able to get all of my dishes moved to the kitchen from the banquet, cleaned out my Vera bag to be my labor/delivery hospital bag, organized the pantry, organized the linen closet, and removed all winter Maternity clothes from my closet and put them in a tote.  It doesn't sound like much, but every small task accomplished takes so much energy for me now.

I had to travel to Alabaster to WalMart to buy MORE baby coat hangers and pick up photo prints from the weekend's events.  I promise you that I walked over half of the store on purpose for some exercise.  The attendant in the garden center asked me if I should be quickly heading home.  He thought I was about to have the baby right there in the store!  Too funny!!  Apparently I am super huge to ALL who see me now.  HeeHee.  Then I stopped by the store to see Paul and the girls, as well as to pick up my watch and necklace I had left the week prior.

By that time Brandon was finished with his work day so Dad brought him to meet me so we could head to Buy Buy Baby to purchase the last remaining items that we needed for Ellie's arrival.  That was exhausting!  Who knew that it could be so difficult to find the right size diaper changing pad for the changing table AND then find the correct sized sheet.

We only had to make a few small purchases and we were on our way.  I did get a little pissy when the girl messed up all of my coupons but we were both ready to go and I just didn't care anymore.  I was starving and my back was killing me!

We decided to splurge and eat at LaPaz!  It was so yummy, and it wasn't busy since it was only 6pm on a Monday evening.

I never get tired of looking at my husband.  I hope that my clinginess and mushiness towards him never fades.  Yes, we've been married almost 4 years now and together for 6, but my love for him grows every day.  He's even sexier now that he's the father of my daughter.  We may not lead an exciting life, but I enjoy sitting in my recliner beside him each evening.  I couldn't imagine growing old with anyone else but him.

This is what I had for dinner!  The Tamarind Citrus Chicken.  It's Teriyaki glazed chicken served over coconut rice with mango salsa and fresh avocado.  Don't worry, I cleaned my plate!
Brandon got the taco basket and couldn't finish his meal (pansy)!  We left stuffed and I was happy.  I was so stuffed that I bypassed the recliner and went straight to bed!  I needed to lay out since I had so much for dinner.
I did think to take a picture in the mirror before I changed into pajamas.  If you can believe it, the dress I'm wearing is NOT maternity.  It's just a medium sized dress from Old Navy that I purchased last summer.  I felt very pretty and comfortable yesterday.

Once I was laying down, I was waiting for a very important announcement on Facebook.
My dear friend, Liz, is expecting her second child.  We met in college and I remember her telling us that they wanted children but it had never happened.  She got pregnant with "Bugga" or "H" after we finished graduate school.  She had been trying for a second child only to find herself having trouble again.  I had been urging her to see the doctor sooner when they got pregnant with this second bundle of joy.  I just think it's a little girl and I'm calling her "Lil T" for now.

Moving on to today........
I started the day by seeing that a small mass had become a LARGE mass on our doggy's chin.  I took him to the vet and they sedated him to get samples to send off.  They think it's cancer.
He threw up in the vet's office and has just been acting different lately.  We are picking him up around 5 pm this afternoon (in about 2 hours) and will know what the mass is by the end of the week.  It's hard to see in the pictures, but the mass is over the size of a golf ball.  It doubled in size over night.  It's not infection because they drained it some while I was there and only got blood from it.

To say that we're upset is an understatement.  I cried after I left him at the vet.  Logan, aka Lil Buddy, is over 10 years old.  He's supposed to be happy and healthy and ready to play with the baby.  I will update on our furbaby as we know more.  Please keep him in your thoughts!


  1. Oh no poor Logan! I hope that it is anything BUT cancer and that he is back to normal soon!

  2. Aw-I really hope your pup is okay. He looks like such a sweetheart!

  3. Poor puppy! Hoping all will be okay.


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