Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Baby Joe

I had my 36 week appointment today and Joe seems to be on the move. He's already dropped which is why I'm not measuring that big, so for everyone who keeps seeing me and saying that I'm not very big... there ya go! He's not playing around though, so I was advised to take it easy for a week. I did not know this, but apparently boys lungs develop a little slower than girls, so he needs at least another week. I really don't think he's coming in the next week, but we're playing it safe anyway. Besides, I'm never one to argue when told to sit down and take it easy!!

I also went to the chiropractor for the first time in my life today. Little known fact about me, I hate having things popped. I don't pop my fingers, and I hate having my back popped or anything else. For this reason, I've always been a little wary of the idea of being adjusted. However, in the last month, the rib that Blythe moved when I was pregnant with her has been really sore and uncomfortable. The very first thing the chiro did caused a big pop that made me grind my teeth together, but after that no more popping and Viola! Rib back in place after 2 years!

We're battening down the hatches around here. This weekend we need to get the bassinet put in place and the Christmas tree up and we'll be as ready as we'll ever be! Thank you to the Sears for all the baby boy clothes a little one could ever need!! I was going to include a pregnant picture with this post, but I couldn't find one. I'm almost always the one with the camera and if I don't have the camera then I have B and you can't see my belly anyway. It's on my list of things to do, but Caleb keeps wanting to take pictures when I'm eating a brownie or something equally picturesque. He says that would be a true picture of pregnant Courtney, but I don't think ya'll need to see that.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

What We've Been Doing

Here's some pictures from our adventures of late...

We went to the State Fair with Grampa and Valera (AKA Pa and Lala)

Here she is having a chat with the blue ribbon barrow. A little disconcerting, the sign said this pig had been sold to Tom Thumb for $10,000. The pen was right by the Helping Hands activity so "Hey kids, here's a pig... you can buy him at the grocery store soon!!"

Here we are in the Helping Hands place. It's really cute, they go around and plant seeds, pick vegetables, feed chickens, gather eggs, but from the get go she had her eye on this tractor. Being a Ram

Pa causing a ruckus at the bird show

Next up... we had a day at the zoo

My tour guide for the morning

She was more excited about the animal statues than the actual animals themselves. Probably because she could hug them.
Playing in a giant turtle shell

And finally... as a Bumblebee for Halloween
Yes, she was a bumblebee last year as well, but it still fit.

Our sleepy bumblebee at the end of the night.
Hope this appeases the Grandma!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

The Ricardos

I am now about 32 weeks pregnant. My belly is getting big and my body is getting tired of carrying the extra weight. Joe is really active, especially at night, and it's been frustrating trying to go to sleep. I end up tossing and turning trying to find a comfy position and unbeknownst to me this has been annoying to Caleb.

Last night, the usual routine of trying to get comfy was going on and in the thrashing I accidentally banged my knee cap into Caleb's. This progressed into what can only be categorized as a slap fight which ended when Caleb's grotesquely overgrown pinky toe nail threatened to amputate my leg below the knee.

Caleb: "I don't know why sleeping in the same bed is a requirement of marriage."
Court: "You want to get two twin beds like Lucy and Ricky?"
Caleb: "No, I just want you to get your own single bed over there (guestures toward the corner)."

We then scooted to the far edges of the bed and held hands in the middle... which would have been a sweet moment if it hadn't been for the "I want you to go sleep in the corner" comment that preceded it.