Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Painting, caulking, and cleaning, OH MY!

Hello all! I have been busy the last couple of days working on the nursery, and it is really coming along - almost done! All we have left to do is paint the doors and organize the furniture and clothes. I will take pictures and post them as I finish the room. This weekend will be very busy for me, as I work Thursday night thru Sunday night. I hope to finish things up in the nursery next week. I have my next OB appt tomorrow afternoon, so we'll see if I progressed any further. Kinda a boring blog tonight -- sorry...I am tired! I've had this cold for a little over a week now and it is kicking my butt. I have been wheezy, coughing my head off, and my ears are clogged - it feels like my head is under water. Anyway, nothing much else to talk about - TTYL!

Monday, August 25, 2008


Here I am, awake....awake when I should be sleeping - arghh! I have to work tonight, 7p-7a, and I'm pretty sure I am going to be screwed. I have been trying to sleep all day...usually not an issue for me, after working night shift for 5 years. Between getting up every hour or two to pee, tossing and turning because my back and hips hurt, coughing my head off, and having hot flashes constantly, I couldn't get to sleep. I have been back and forth between the couch, recliner, and my bed -- nothing is working. Everytime I get up, Bogart and Katie get so excited and MUST go outside. If I dare not get up and let them out, Bogart stands over me, breathing hot steaming air on me, whining every few minutes, and Katie decides she can't hold it and pees or craps in the foyer. Then, between all of this going on, Brooks' alarm clock is going off on his phone and he ignores it -- well, I can't - it alarms every 10 minutes and then automatically returns to SNOOZE....SNOOZE - hah! what a joke! I am so aggravated....I thought, maybe if I get up and eat something I will be tired and can get to sleep....yeah, whatever. So, I ate, peed, watched TV, layed down, peed, read some of my book, layed down, peed again, ate again....I think I am going to try anf lay down again and see if I can get back to sleep. Tonight is going to be miserable...good thing I only work tonight and have 2 more days off. Tata for now!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Becoming a Mommy

So, this has been weighing heavily on my mind lately - becoming a mommy. As I previously mentioned, I am about to embark on a whole new world. I have 4 weeks left until my due date and have spent the last 8 months trying to mentally prepare myself; but, for what? I have no idea. I have plenty of experience of dealing with babies and small children, but never when I couldn't give them back when I got tired. I am very excited about this new adventure, but also scared shitless, pardon the expression. Will I be any good? Will I be crazy? Will my baby sleep? Will I know what to do? All are questions that I am sure all new mothers ask themselves. I'd say I have a normal level of anxiety. Some days, I feel more anxious than others. The other day, as I left my OB appointment, I reflected back on what she had told me. I am "1 cm dilated, and her head is low." Holy crap, it's real! I nearly had a panic attack, driving home.
My sister in law just had a baby, August 13 - lil Patrick Ayden. (I am super excited about his arrival as well!) She is transitioning into motherhood really well. Patrick is very happy, sleeps, and hardly ever cries, or so they tell me. She had a wonderful pregnancy, as well. (not that I have had any problems). I believe it was around 37 weeks when she went into the doctor, and they told her that she was dilating. She remained that way until her due date, when Patrick decided he was ready.
My mom was scheduled for an ultrasound the day I made an appearance, about 2 months ahead of when she was expecting. It's stuff like that that scares me. I have so much left to accomplish before Kendall arrives - finish the nursery, have a baby shower, go shopping. Other than clothes, a crib, dresser and changing table, I have nothing. Oh, and diapers, I have some of those.
I have a ton of things that need to be done to the house, too. I would love to finally finish my kitchen cabinets that I started working on 3 years ago and never finished. I also would love to paint my living room and bedroom. And cleaning, I have a lot of cleaning left to do - right now, there is nowehere in my bedroom to put Kendall's bassinet. All this thinking is stressing me out more....think that's enough for now.


So, I have tried this blog thing in the past and didn't have a successful liftoff, but I really love the idea and keeping a journal and rambling on to anyone about anything. I've never been an avid writer - I tend to write (or type) just what thoughts are coming out of my head. These days, I have a lot to think about, and hence, a lot to type about.
Let me introduce myself. My name is Sara. I'm 27 years old and live in beautiful Savannah, GA. I am married to Brooks and we are expecting our first child - baby girl Kendall Reese, due Sept 20. Brooks and I have been married since May 2007 and are super excited about Kendall's impending arrival. I am a nurse, working full time in a busy ER, but that's not what this blog is going to be about -- I don't want to get involved in all the bloggy HIPPA rules - there are so many of them. This blog is going to be about my life - I am about to become a first time mommy and I wanted a way to communicate the happenings of my world to the rest of my family and friends. If it gets too boring for you, please just keep that to yourself, because I really don't care to entertain you.
I will try to update this blog frequently and regularly; however, I have no idea what challenges I am about to embark, so please don't be disappointed if I have a slow start.