Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Birthday, Randy!

Today is Randy's birthday! We celebrated last night with cake and ice cream. We had a lot of fun :) I decided to surprise Randy with a Wii for his Birthday. His parent's gave us some money at Christmas to start saving for one, so I decided to see if I could use that money, some rebate cards that we had, money from Grandma, and then help from my parents and siblings to see if we could scrounge enough money to get one! Well I am proud to say that with it all said and done, I only spent $25.00 out of my own pocket to get Randy's present. Woohoo!

Randy is such an amazing husband. I am so grateful to have him in my life. He always makes me smile, is such a huge help around the house, and always wants to be together. I am definitely glad that you were born! Happy Birthday!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Empty Wallet, Full Cupboards, Not Starving.

So I haven't blogged in a while, because honestly, I haven't really felt like it. Our menus haven't been that exciting. We have been trying to be very good with our budget this month, and this week I realized we only had $20.00 left in groceries for the last half of April. So I abandoned our original menu, and have been living off of what we had in the cupboards. Guess what? We haven't starved! I have still made Randy's lunch every morning (he hasn't gone hungry!) and we have had good meals.

Monday: Navajo Tacos
Tuesday: Teriyaki Chicken with Egg rolls
Wednesday: This good chicken stuff my mom made
Thursday: I think tonight we might be having Shepherd's Pie
Friday: Some other meal we have hidden in our cupboards :)

I am now 35 weeks, and the baby is still moving like crazy. I am starting to get kind of anxious about labor and delivery, since I have no idea what to expect except for pain. I have been doing my own research about "going natural" vs. having an epidural, and while I know there are pros and cons for both, I still don't know what will happen. I think the most important thing for me is to be informed and make the decision based on how I feel later. Both of my sisters decided that they were going to see what happened, and one of them ended up going natural, while the other decided on an epidural. And guess what?? They are both still amazing for having a baby :) So no matter what I decide, it will be nice to hold that little baby in our arms and see him for the first time!