Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Hospital Packing...

Ok, I need some advice.  I am usually a major procrastinator and that has gotten me into large amounts of trouble on more than one occassion.  I decided last night that I needed to do my best to not fall into that habit for the next three to four weeks.  I worked on laundry last night and even started to pack my hospital bag.  So far it includes:
  • nursing tanks with pajama pants
  • a nursing night gown because I figure I'll be much more comfortable in it than in a hospital one for at night
  • house slippers
  • flip flops
  • fuzzy socks
  • a fleece to wear if the room is cold
  • a robe
  • two sleep nursing bras and then another nursing bra
  • I also packed sanitary pads and nursing pads
  • I also have snacks for the dad, grandparents, and then for me to have in the room while we're there
I have also worked on packing for Callie, even though I don't think that she'll need as much...  She has:
  • her going home outfit (w/ blanket, etc)
  • boppy
  • her baby book and a pen so that visitors can sign it
  • a notebook so that if she is brought any gifts we can keep track of them
I have a few things that I know I'll need to pack closer to time so that I can use them up until the date.  They are:
  • toiletries (even though I'd like to go ahead and get some travel shampoo/conditioner, saline solution, etc. and put them in a bag so that they're not forgotten)
  • cell phone charge
  • camera/charger
What do you guys think I'm missing???  I know that there are some Mommies and Mommies-to-be that read my blog and I'd love your input.  What did you take that was worthless and just took up space?

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Lunch Date!

I was so excited to be able to meet up with two fellow bloggers for lunch yesterday!  Paige (from Mommy & Charli), Erin (from Howell's Happenings), and I all met at a great restaurant in BG for lunch on Wednesday!  It was such a great lunch and I was so glad to be able to hang out with these two great girls!

Erin and I went to school together but we were in different grades and had different friends and neither of us had ever met Paige, so it was great to be able to take that time to get to know each other a little better!

It is so fun to be able to meet people and already know so much about them!  We decided at the end of our lunch that we couldn't wait to get together again soon!

Girls, thanks so much for meeting up and I hope that you all had as good a time as I did!

Our Anniversary Present to Each Other

So...  Mine and Drew's anniversary was a little over a month ago and we decided that we would go together and buy each other one big gift.  My laptop was dying a slow cruel death so we decided that we'd get a new computer and Drew decided that we needed a Mac.  Personally, I wasn't sure, but since we've gotten it I have really enjoyed it and found it quite user friendly.

I still have no idea what all it can do, but the lady at the Apple Store assured me that I will love it and so far she's been right.

 This is the keyboard.  Actually, we got two because we wanted the little number pad on the side.  This little one is wireless and so far has been the only one that we've used.

This is the mouse.  Pretty crazy, huh?  I'm pretty sure it looks like a post-it note but it is the coolest thing ever.  Apple Girl demonstrated it and we were sold immediately.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Callie's Room Progress

Callie's room is actually making progress.  We have had all of our showers and now we are in the process of trying to put everything away and making sure that everything is organized.

In fact, my mom is coming this weekend to help me.  She is a much better organizer than me and I'll be glad to have her help.

Hairbow holders that I made with ribbon and horse shoes.  I'm actually quite proud of these and am so pleased with how they turned out.  At Mom & Dad's, we pretty much have a never ending supply of worn horse shoes.  Needless to say, these were cheap decorations.

 This is the only piece of furniture that we had to purchase for the room.  It doesn't match the crib completely but we really like it and think that it will be very helpful.  We are also planning to use it as a changing table.  There isn't a lot of wall space in the room for furniture, so we're multi tasking the pieces that we have.

The crib and window.  Like I said, we're making progress but we are not any where close to being finished.

And again.  These pictures were taken in the daylight so the colors are pretty accurate in these pictures.  I love them and think that all the pink accents look pretty darned cute.  Needless to say, I'm pleased :)

Wordless Wednesday - Baby Girl's First Boots

Thank you so much to Brittany!  We love them and can't wait till our baby girl can wear them around :)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


I haven't had a good Scoot Dogg post lately and thought that I needed to include one, especially since she is laying in the floor staring at me waiting for me to play with her.  I told you guys all about our massive amounts of snow that we got a month or so ago and didn't put up any pictures of her playing in it.  

She really likes to play in the snow.

Watching.  That red bag is what I always take home to WKY and she knows that when I start putting stuff in it we are going somewhere.  She basically attaches herself to my leg and will not give me any peace until we're in the car.

My sweet girl...  I will always love her like my first born :)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Customer Service

One reason that I really like living in a small(er) town in the south is hospitality. 

Today, I had planned to go home, let Scooter out, and eat a healthy lunch.  Well, you know what they say about plans...  they don't often work out.  I had noticed this weekend that one of the tires of my car seemed low and today I decided that I really needed to take it to the tire place and let them check it out.  When I got there, the man recognized me (this is where I always take my car, they're the only ones who have really ever serviced it over the past four years) and asked how he could help.  I told him my predicament and asked what I needed to do.  He checked the tire and said that it had 10 pounds of air in it, they usually have 35.  He filled it with air and asked me to bring it back tomorrow and drop it off so that they could check the tire and see what the problem was.  I asked him how much I owed him and he laughed and said "nothing, we never charge for stuff like that".  Then he asked, "your name is Kelsey, right?  Kelsey Richey?" 

Cool...  I don't know his name and the only reason he knows mine is because I'm a customer.  Looks like I'll be a customer for a long time.

After I left the tire place, I didn't have time to run home (it is about a 20 minute one way trip to our house) so I gave in to my guilty pleasure and went to Rally's.  I ordered the usual, Rally burger with cheese, french fries, and a Diet Coke...  Medium sized (definitely not a healthy lunch...).  I waited a few minutes before I got my food and when the boy at the window handed it to me and said "we have replaced your medium fry with a large due to you having to wait."  Huh?  I was only there for a maximum of 5 minutes...  That was completely unnecessary...

So I went and parked in a lot to eat my lunch and it was amazing.  I'm pretty sure that my LARGE fries had come straight out of a fryer because they were so hot that they burned my mouth.  YUM YUM YUM...

Anyway, two completely different industries with two great examples of customer service.  They pretty much made my lunch hour.  Oh, and if you've some how managed to never eat Rally's french fries, you need to change that.  They are amazing with no salt or ketchup needed...

Oh, and yes, I realize...  This post is completely contradictory to my previous post regarding feeling fat...  I promise, I don't eat like this everyday...  P-R-O-M-I-S-E...

Monday, March 7, 2011

Thank you...

Thank you guys, you really are all amazing.

February 12, 2011 with some of my best friends...  Oh, and if you can't tell, I'm the non-blonde!

I believe:  If pregnancy was easy...
Men would do it.

The Dark Side...

I don't really know how to start this post or even really what I plan to say.  All I can say is that its probably going to be a downer and if you don't want to read it, I completely understand.

I guess what I can do is start with a question.  Have you guys noticed that there aren't any pictures of me on here pregnant?  Well, there's a reason for that, mostly because I hate them all.  They are horrible and more so than that, I look horrible.  I have actually had three showers so far and have access to pictures from two of them but I just can't bring myself to post them and honestly, I don't really even want to look at them.

My little cousin took maternity pictures of me and Drew on Saturday.  It will be a struggle to make myself buy them.  I just don't like myself right now.

This little girl, I love her, but I'm finding it hard to love this version of myself.  I know I haven't gained a lot and honestly as of Friday, I had gained 24 pounds.  My scale said 161.

I'm just struggling.  And to top it all off, the person who told me to "get up off my fat ass" when I was 26 weeks pregnant made the comment to my husband this weekend that "pregnancy had made me lazy".  WTF?  Are you serious?  I guess maybe it has made me lazy.  I mean, I'm only working 40 hours a week, going to the gym 3-4 times a week, and managing my household.  I only cook dinner 4 or 5 nights a week and keep all the laundry clean, folded, and put away.  I guess I am lazy. 


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tasty Tuesday: Southwest Chicken Skillet

At our house, we call this "Rotel Chicken & Rice" and it is a super easy and quick dinner that Drew and I both love!

1 tablespoon Pure Wesson Vegetable Oil
20 ounces boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 cup long-grain white rice, uncooked
2 cans (10 oz each) RoTel Diced in Sauce - Tomatoes & Green Chilies, undrained
1/2 cup water
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (1 cup = 4 oz)
2 tablespoons green onions, thinly sliced, optional
Sour cream, optional

  • Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 5 minutes, or until chicken pieces are no longer pink in centers, stirring frequently.
  • Add the rice, tomatoes with their sauce and the water to skillet; stir. Bring to boil; cover skillet with lid. Reduce heat to low; simmer 20 minutes, or until rice is tender. Fluff rice with fork.
  • Sprinkle with cheese and onions; cover. Cook an additional 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Serve topped with the sour cream, if desired.
We ate this with chips and salsa but its also great with Refried Beans!  I actually love them, but Drew is not a fan, so if I fixed them I'd be the only one to eat them.  Which is obviously just an invitation to eat the whole can!  HAHA!