Friday, July 31, 2015

31 Weeks

This week has been a trip.

I'm finally getting back to feeling like myself - bronchitis is NO JOKE. I've never had it before, so I didn't know. (Not that I ever assumed it was a walk in the park, but hopefully you get my drift.)

Tomorrow is my baby shower - I can't believe it's already here! I might be having it a little too soon, but I have such a busy next couple of weeks with the boys going back to school, and I didn't want to do it when I was way too large to be able to do anything easily with all the new gear.

I registered at Target, and it's been exciting to see the different things people have picked up that I have on my registry. I know I shouldn't peak, but I can't help it!

Speaking of the boys, they go back to school on August 24th! They're going to be THIRD GRADERS! I can't register them yet, but I did get their school supplies ordered from the school. $40/kid for all the stuff they need seems reasonable when you're 2 hours into a trip to find all the crap on the school's list and want to pull your hair out!

Generally, I love to shop second-hand. A great example of why that is: we grocery shop at Wal-Mart and last weekend we saw some cute shirts there for $9.88... Steve wanted to get them, but when I rationalize that for half the price we can get name brand gently-used clothes at a resale shop, it's pretty much a no-brainer! I can get nice jeans for them for less than $8/pair, shirts for $3.50 or so. You can't beat it! Plus, I shop there so often I have a 20% off coupon for my next trip.

I also have a ton of clothes to take up to trade out for new things for the school year. We have a little bit of 4/5T stuff, but mostly 5-6. It's so hard to let go of some of these pieces, because it's stuff they really LOVE. I also went through their little underwears and got all the smalls out, because they're wearing large now. Then I weeded through lots of tiny socks and under shirts. Heartbreaking to get rid of some of this stuff!

I talked to my doctor last Thursday about tying my tubes. I had a very emotional moment after that in the car. Apparently, they don't actually TIE them anymore, my doctor cuts them out, so the chances of conceiving again afterward are 0% unless I get IVF. It made me really sad to think about that. I know thinking that way is absolutely ridiculous, since I don't WANT anymore kids, it just got a little too real for me.

Okay, I have yammered on way too much this week! I'll hopefully have some pictures next week from the shower!


  1. Have fun at your shower!......and take very good care of yourself! I'm excited for you!


  2. Hope your shower went well. Lorelai is going into 3rd grade too and it's a difficult year...even Madeline struggled with it which surprised me. Good luck to us both! I love shopping at Once Upon Child or Kid to Kid for the girls' clothes...especially jeans and shorts. SO much cheaper! I always get them one or two brand spankin' new outfits from Justice or the mall but the majority comes from resale stores.

    If you're that emotional about having your tubes tied, you may want to hold off. It's a decision you want to be 100% comfortable with.