Monday, November 24, 2008

The last pre-baby post

That's it. No more posts until I am home from giving birth.
Wish me luck and please keep me in your thoughts.
Amber Lindemann will be posting baby news and HOPEFULLY the baby's name on her blog for those of you who are interested by Wednesday afternoon if all goes well.
You can find her blog by clicking here.
Thanks so much to everyone who has come along on this journey with me.
From the leg cramps to the baby name drama, it has been an interesting ride.

I am still fielding offers for the first pics of Baby Chuck Chuck.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The final countdown

The big day is almost here. Wednesday morning at 5:30 I report to Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center to give birth to Baby Chuck Chuck.

I am feeling it. I am really feeling it. I think that I am ready for it all to be over yet I am scared about the upcoming c-section.

Tomorrow will be spent trying to finish things up (cleaning, laundry, etc) and make sure that everything is ready to go for Wednesday. Tuesday I go to the hospital for pre-op stuff. I am not sure what that entails, but it sounds so very ER. Tuesday afternoon I have a pedicure scheduled that I am highly anticipating.

Jack still says we are naming the baby Chuck Chuck. We honestly still do not have a name chosen. At this point I have over thought the name thing to a point that no name would be good enough and I am tempted to just go ahead and name him Chuck Chuck.

It could be worse...........

Friday, November 21, 2008

Purse related news

Make sure you check out SARAH SELLZ for purse related news and location to make purchases during the break I plan to take after giving birth.

Hugh Hefner look out!!

This week Baby Chuck Chuck and Jack received a package in the mail from our friend Amanda Massey Martin. Chuck Chuck got two adorable outfits and Jack got these SUPER cool pajamas that came with a matching robe. He absolutely LOVES that robe!!!

Thanks Amanda!! Jack loves his gift. It was so nice of you to think of him!!

Celebrate 100,000 cake style

Check out the cake Amber got me to celebrate 100,000 visits to Sarah Sez!!
The best part??? Rick did the decorating (not the flowers, but the words).
I saw yesterday that the IGA was hiring a cake decorator in the baking dept. Pay was dependent on skill and productivity. Not sure how much Rick could make, but if the printing biz does not work out.............

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Jack wearing a necktie

Jack insisted on wearing a tie to church this past Sunday.
He said it was a Barack Obama tie.
Not sure President-elect Obama wears a clip on, but Jack sure looked cute!

Now that's tired

Jack wanted popcorn for supper one night last week. He got in the chair with his Dad to enjoy his supper, I guess he was really tired because this is what we saw next..............

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

It's official

After my doctors visit today, I am happy (scared shitless) to report that Baby Chuck Chuck's delivery date is officially next Wednesday (11*26*08).
One week to go.

The baby naming brunch

Last Saturday my Mom hosted a little brunch in my and Baby Chuck Chuck's honor. Each guest was given an opportunity to "present" a baby name (s) that they thought I should consider for Chuck Chuck.
Rebekah made her baby name presentation.
It came along with a visual aid.
Since the name she (Jeremy) was rooting for was MACK she made a Big Mac cake. It was a good call, food always helps to sway my opinion. I really, really like the name Mack, but Mack and Jack??? Don't think we can go there. It really is to bad, it is a very cool name.
Did she not make the coolest cake??

Isn't it beautiful??

Michelle also had a cake to present. It had nothing to do with a baby name and I promised my Mom and Dad that I would not show what it said on the blog. It really is an inside joke and probably would make no sense to the majority of you, but I laughed so hard I peed my pants.

Michelle also presented me with a pair of zebra pajamas/clown pants.
I know I am fat and pregnant, but these were REALLY big.

The look on my face as the gift from Amber is being brought in.
The girl got me a MACLAREN stroller!!!!!!!!
I love it.
If you have never tried a MACLAREN you don't know what you are missing.
It really is a luxury stroller.
It is now in my living room set up for me to admire.
Jack wanted to take it to church on Sunday.
If we were Catholic I would have let him.
A stroller that nice deserves a blessing from a Priest.

Cliff putting my beloved stroller together.
By the way, maybe MACLAREN was another sign that the baby should be named MACK.

The Mother-to-be with her Mother.
Little Debbie and her girls
My gal pals.
We had a great time.
I love these girls.
Jack came for the cake.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

100,000 visits and counting

Late yesterday afternoon my blog received its 100,000 visit!

Thanks to all of those loyal (and even those not so loyal) readers out there. It's been a fun ride and I can't wait to see where the next 100,000 visits takes us.

What am I going to do to celebrate???
I have decided that next week I will give birth to a baby.

Monday, November 17, 2008


My blog is getting ready to receive it's 100,000th visitor.

Check the hit counter (scroll down on the right hand side of the screen) to see what number you are.

Leave me a comment if you are the 100,000th visitor and I will give you a super fab prize.

Since lots of my visitors are lurkers and have no blogger account or won't leave comments, leave me one if you are visitor #100,001 - 100,010 and I'll see how it turns out.

Tomorrow my celebratory 100,000th hit post!!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Diaper Bags

Tonight as I was packing the diaper bag in preparation for Baby Chuck Chuck's arrival, I realized it was high time I shared some pics of my diaper bag(s).
This is the one that I packed to take to the hospital.
How cool am I going to look with this zebra diaper bag?!
Orange and blue to take to Newton Eagles sporting events.

This is the Kalencom bag that my Mom ordered for me (there was a mix up and it still is not here yet). Tracie recommended this brand (I think the designer is from New Orleans) and Courtney gave it two thumbs up, so I focused solely on Kalencoms and found this beauty that my Mom purchased as a gift for me.

So, there you go.
My three diaper bags.
THREE diaper bags!??
I can hear some of you yelling!
Does a person just have one purse? I need options and like to switch them around.
Chuck Chuck's bag is packed. Packing mine is next on the list. Less than two weeks to go!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

A change in plans

My c-section has been scheduled for the Friday after Thanksgiving for months. I had it all planned out in my head, when I would leave that morning, what we would do with Jack, when I would come home, etc, etc.

Yesterday my Dr's office called about 2ish. The nurse informed me that my Dr has decided to go out of town for Thanksgiving and we needed to reschedule. I cried. I was so upset that my plans were changing (even though most people have no idea when their baby will arrive)and that what I had in my head was now not working out. She gave me less than two hours to call her back and choose between two different dates. I tried to call Cliff at work about 20 times and could not get a hold of him so, the decision was up to me.

As of now, I am having a c-section the day before Thanksgiving. I will know for sure on Tuesday if that is a for sure thing or not. If not, we will go with the Monday after Thanksgiving.

I am not worried at all about missing the Thanksgiving meal. I have already had plenty of offers to bring me food, I also figure that Papa Johns or some pizza place will be open and I may just want pizza for Thanksgiving.

Keep your fingers crossed for me that things work out. I know as long as Baby Chuck Chuck is healthy and eventually given a name, all will be good.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Helpful baby hints

Jack's Dad, the pushover

Cliff has a little problem. No matter where he and Jack go, Jack almost always comes home with some sort of a "treat". If they go to the gas station it is candy or a soda. If it is Alco, he usually gets some sort of a toy. Tuesday night they ran to Alco and even though Jack was in trouble for some sort of questionable behavior, he came home with a bow and arrow set. A couple of weeks ago he came home from Alco with this brand new "real" fishing pole that Jack just had to have.
Jack was very proud of it and practiced casting for hours.

Hey Tracie

Your Governor is so much hotter than our Governor.
Bobby Jindal (R-LA)
McCain really should have picked him.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Chocolate bars

My husband may not agree with me, but I have made it through this pregnancy without eating anything weird. No major cravings to speak of except that I have upped my intact of chocolate bars.

After Halloween I got a treat size bag of TAKE 5 bars on clearance at CVS. I had not had one in quite a while and I am not sure why. I have decided these may be the best candy bars every made. It's gotta be that salty pretzel combo with the sweet chocolate.
But then there is the classic Reeses Peanut Butter Cup. Oh how I love thee. So good just out of the frig. It's running a close second for me to the TAKE 5.
So, that's my favorite (ok, top two). What's your fav candy bar (s)?

One week

One week ago today Barack Obama was elected President.
Check out the fab bracelet that my Mom gave me to
celebrate this historic event!!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Pregnancy update

19 days to go! It's almost here. The end of the pregnancy road.

I'm tired. It's hard to sleep. Suddenly, I am famished and just can't get enough to eat. Perhaps I will make up for all of the weight I have not gained at the beginning of my pregnancy, at the end.

Jack has realized that we can't name the baby Chuck Chuck. He has suggested Megan numerous times. Fine name, for a GIRL! He got out the baby name book the other day and had me read him a few names. He settled on GUNTHER and has been going with that for the past few days. Honestly, Gunther is not sooo bad, but my friend Jeff Z. had a dog named Gunther and I know that is all I would ever think of. So, Gunther is out. After this week, I would not mind naming him Barack or Obama, but I don't think Cliff will go for that. We do have more ideas and I am hopeful that we may even have a name when I go into the hospital!

I got a diaper bag so poor Baby Chuck Chuck (really, he is always going to be called that isn't he?) won't get sent home with his belongings in a Wal-Mart sack. I will post a picture of it soon.

I am getting very nervous about the impending c-section. The first time around I did not know what I was getting into. This time I know what I am in for and I am more than a little scared.

In the end, it will all be worth it. Baby Chuck Chuck will be here soon!

by the way, this baby seems to be very active later in the evening (when I am ready for bed), does anyone remember/think this means I am going to be giving birth to a night owl?

Friday, November 7, 2008

11*9*08 birthdays

Happy Birthday to my sister Rebekah!
Hope it's a good one Bubba!

Happy Birthday to my other "sister" Amber Lindemann!