since we did it for mother's day -- we feel compelled to do it for father's day too!
chad and i will pack up and head to PA to surprise my dad for father's day :)
we'll leave around 8am on sunday and i THINK we'll be returning on tuesday evening.
it all depends on puffy's schedule, honestly.
the only reason the trip will be so long is b/c he's got meetings monday and tuesday in philly, so he'll just leave me at my parents house and come back around to get me on the tail end of his biz trip.
i'm excited for a car ride with my hubby, as weird as that sounds. we just haven't had alot of time to TALK and catch UP....even today, we literally said our FIRST personal hello's as i came through the door and he was walking out the door. i miss him. and i have a headache. pitiful combo!
as for my rudy update = he was accepted to dog school on a trial basis. how pathetic. he actualyl did REALLY well on his evaluation -- actually fell asleep while the trainer and i talked for a few HOURS regarding his mental psychosis. i'm tenative about this school/training ordeal working, but see no other options. with the baby coming and such -- i need him UNDER FREAKING CONTROL or he'll inevitably get the boot. and you KNOW how i love me some rudy. so that's saying aaaalot. he'll start sometime next month when their next slot opens.....which personally gives me more time to save up for this ridiculous ordeal.....
he was quite apprehensive the morning of....sitting in the back seat as we pulled up to the school.....
on a completely unrelated topic, i have FINISHED my babies r us registry. it feels SO WEIRD!!!! thank the LORD for my friends julie, ann marie and glenna who sent me emails/info on what to register for. julie actually took me to the store so that i could push strollers through the aisle and figure out which ones i liked the best. gosh. who KNEW there could be so many bottle selections. it's TOTALLY why i have avoided it to this point. i literally handed the laser beam over to julie and let her start adding things to my registry. LIKE I HAVE A CLUE! but anyways -- i feel a LITTLE less lost, a LITTLE more educated, and JUST as overwhelmed. where on earth am i going to put ALL this stuff!?
sidenote: while i was waiting for julie to finish getting ready, i snapped some pics of her PRESH one-year old son!! he's such a ham! he gives me his two front teeth in this hysterical grin, every time i pointed the camera at him!!!!
i'm this close to crossing the 20 lb marker for pregnancy weight-gain.
and it hurts.
i took out the "heaven" jeans -- my first maternity purchase (the darling Sevens maternity jeans) i splurged on at 12 weeks. what a FOOL i was to spend so much money on a pair of jeans SO EARLY in my pregnancy. a taste of heaven will do that to you. they FELT SO GOOD. at any rate....i went to put them on today and...could...not....pull...them....up.
chad walked into the bedroom and stopped cold in his tracks as he watched me jump all over the room, BEGGING the jeans to pull up and over my fat hips and rear.
mama gots some junk up in her trunk. CANT SAY ITS ALL BABY when the pants start to scream when they hit your THIGHS. chad runs to rescue me, and starts yanking on the backside of my jeans, breaking a sweat trying to get them over my rump, as well. we both look at each other -- him about to laugh. me about to cry. and i gave up.
they sit rejected in the dark crevices of my closet.
may they come in handy in the post-partum portion of this pregnancy.
i was disgusted.
i know....spare me.
"your hips start to widen during pregnancy...."
yea, well, i'm sure those late night choc chip cookie binges don't help either.
is it wrong to diet in your third trimester???
(speaking of -- i'm starving and already mentally cheating on this diet that hasn't even BEGUN YET)
i humbly pulled the only pair of jeans i own that still fit, out of my closet, and put them on.
i hate those jeans.
but that was all i had.
and i proceeded to head to the mall (for father's day gifts and a bday gift) and spend serious cash on another round of maternity gear. hopefully all of this stuff can be worn again the next time i do this pregnancy thing.
my size DEFINITELY jumped up since the last time i was in there -- and the shoe saleswoman (wait. ok. fine. i BROWSED the shoe dept as well....) made comments about me losing my balance b/c of my "big belly." uhm....you're about to get B****-slapped, lady.
so anyways. i'm stocked up again. but i'm certain it's only until my next growth spurt, which from my pregnancy books, looks to be roughly ELEVEN more pounds.
(any moms out there brave enough to tell me what they had gained by the 28th week?? or TOTAL, for that matter, throughout the entire pregnancy?)
alright...i need to finish the laundry, packing, ....and eat. again. ;)
i'll be back around on wednesday, but will be surfing your blogs every day --
happy FATHERS day!!!!
this image is for lanier.
since we spoke of DMVs today and all things car related....i felt it was appropriate to take this picture while at a traffic light, after leaving your house today. right on rt. 1. HYSTERICAL.....
i share in this man's sentiments:
can't you see it?
he was in a RAGE after waiting at the DMV in line for 8 years and was just told he'd been waiting in the wrong long. "i'm sorry, that line over there is where you should be...."