Sunday, February 15, 2009

Another week down. Every day I'm creeping just a little closer to meeting my new boy and fitting into my old clothes. I can't wait. This weekend we made our last pre-baby trip out of town. Now that I am 2 weeks away from where I was when I had Bear I've decided to stick close to home, and my doctor, until he arrives. We made a quick trip down to see my parents in Houston and had a good time. It was nice to get out of town with the hubby even if it was just for the night. My parents watched Bear Saturday for a little bit so my husband and I could have a lovely lunch outdoors at a nice little Italian joint on the lake.

Then my Mom and I did some grocery shopping for dinner and picked up steaks for the guys to grill for dinner. My Mom also bought us some chocolate covered strawberries, yum! My stepdad and I took some time before dinner to do my taxes. I am so relieved to have those taken care of before the baby comes. I could have done them myself but it is nice to have someone help me with a few of my questions just to make sure I don't miss something.

We got home this afternoon and Bear has been being a bit of a bear. He never sleeps well when we travel so we put him to bed 45 minutes early tonight. He kept me up from 3:30 - 5:30 a.m. this morning as if my sleep isn't bad enough with the backaches, peeing, and hip pain.

I entertained myself this weekend by reading The Pioneer Woman's love story. I had heard about it for awhile but hadn't actually read it yet. It was a great story to read around Valentine's Day. I am eagerly awaiting her next installment. I have also been tackling a few of her recipes lately. I did the French Onion soup Friday night and it was good but it would have been better if I had a dutch oven so I could have properly caramelized my onions. I'll have to add one of those to my wish list of kitchen gadgets.


Amanda said...

Oh my goodness. I hear ya on the back and hip pain and the pee'ing. I too, am 2 weeks away from when I had my first little one.I can't wait for my bed to be comfortable again and I don't have to pee as much. I drank some hot tea for my throat the other night and seriously got up 6 times that night. not fun.

Hooray for little trips before the baby comes! so fun!

Kristine said...

Oooh, I LOVE the Pioneer Woman's food! I made the pasta ala vodka yesterday! (FYI, you don't need to spend a bazillion dollars on a dutch oven, you can get a cast iron one from Academy very cheap - I use mine so often now, I have no idea how I made it without it for so long.)

Stephanie said...

Ooooh, getting so close!!! Keeping you in my prayers!

stacey said...

what! you are just now reading the love story! :) reels you in, doesn't it?!

steak and choco-covered strawberries sounds so yummy right now. maybe soon when i can actually taste them!

Haley said...

How exciting that he is almost here! Those recipes sound good, I might have to try them!