Monday, June 21, 2010

Sales Sales

I swear I really don't buy that much stuff, it just seems like it when I post on here.  But I found a new site for discounts.  Only unlike SaleMail this one is exclusively designer (also includes maternity stuff, which is listed under Children and not Womens, btw).  Jean prices are amazing, like wow.  It's legit and now that I've paroozed for a while I've seen it on People.com and other various places.  Maybe I'm just the last one to know!

Gilt Groupe is "invitation-only access" at prices up to 70% off retail. Each sale lasts only online for 36 hours and many items sell out quickly, and usually there are only a dozen or so selections under each designer for each sale! You can join here. I bought some jeans. :)

So I duhno, but I thought I'd share.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Kate Spade Sample Sale!!! YIPPPIIIIEEEE!!!!

Ok maybe this was bad. But I'm looking for gifts for my mom, Sunday is her birthday (and she finished her last cancer treatment yesterday!! wooopppp!! More on that later).  My sister and I have been trying to figure out what to get her for ages, so I'm surfing and blamo!  Kate Spade is having a sample sale! Holy Shnikies!!

Which of course led into me not buying anything for Mom but I did buy something friggin dumb for me.  I'll use the heck out of it... eventually... but dumb for now.  So dumb that I used my saved "mad colleen money" to buy it, and will stalk the front door of the house until it arrives to try and hide it from Coach. Although, he wouldn't know what Kate Spade was if it bit him in the ass so I could lie and tell him it was $20. But anyway don't judge me, I got this:

The Nylon Stevie Baby Bag.  Price on the main site: $425
Price on the Sample Sale listing: $189!!! yeaaaahhhh beotch! Plus $5 shipping! :)

Plus it comes with that super cute changing pad! 

So shhhhh.... don't tell Coach!

So Perfect for Summer!

I wish these were acrylic so that I could use them out on our new patio set without fear of smashing them to pieces! But either way, at $1.95 each they're too darn cute to pass up!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Symptoms

So I'm now two weeks post D&C.  I'm feeling a lot better and getting back to normal-ish.  My hormones have started to regulate back to prepregnancy levels, which has helped.  I still have crazed acne but it's getting better. My hair started falling out (your hair gets super thick and glossy during pregnancy, or mine did), my nails are back to cracked little nubs (they were so LONG! holy crap, it was amazing), my boobs stopped hurting, heartburn is gone, my nose has stopped running like a faucet, and etc etc. 

However, my boobs are still enormous.  No sign of those puppies going back to my wonderful prepregnancy size and now I'm terrified they're going to stay this big and then get bigger, again, whenever we get pregnant again.  I went from a full-C/D to a FULLLLLLLLLLLLL D.  I even went up a size in width, to avoid buying a DD.  I need to buy new sports bras, everything! So I have 3 bra's that fit and I'm holding out to see if they'll shrink back to their wonderful size before.  But they may not, which makes me sad.  :(  And sets my brain into motion, because seriously I'll need a breast reduction after the kids just for the sake of my back.  I don't know how people live with big boobies. Yipes.  All my shirts are so tight in the chest area now! ugh.  *lesigh*

So, Dear Boobies -- please shrink.  They say it takes your hormones 6-8 weeks to return to prepregnancy levels and your body to regulate after a D&C/Miscarriage.  So hopefully they're just the last things to return to normal.  Ironic that the thing that told me I was pregnant is the one thing I'm most anxious to now loose.  I didn't know I was pregnant because of a missed period, but because my boobs hurt so bad I couldn't sleep on my side, had to wear my tightest sportsbra 24/7, and the water from the shower head made tears come to my eyes.  That and my insane runny nose (you can't imagine how runny, like the worst allergies you've ever had x10) and horrible heartburn.  The nausea didn't arrive until the week after we found out.  But everyone is different. But I digress.

I threw my back out again, I'm in so much pain. It's horrible. Sitting all day at work is excruciating. I'm sitting on a yoga ball now and it's pretty much just as bad but oh well. I'm ready for the weekend.  Also, I think we're getting floors. More on that later.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Puggles

By GemmaBear on her Etsy Shop

I know I have Puggles, but this cracks me up.  Very cute.  especially for only $18!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Accent Wall Painting

So I felt like I should post some preliminary Photos of our painting.  We decided to go with a darker color, and I tried the new Behr Premium Plus Ultra paint that has primer in it (plus supposedly less VOC, smelled just as horrible).  Overall, completely not worth the $10 extra it cost--it took me the exact same number of coats as the regular Behr.  I was pretty disappointed. 
But the wall photo is using Behr Florence Brown 230F-7 in Satin
The main wall photos used Behr Clamshell 260E-2, which was significantly more pink that I'd anticipated but we'll go with it.
 The Dining room accent wall.  I haven't painted the remaining walls the tan color yet, that's next after Fathers Day.  New light fixture too, we didn't post photos of that earlier.  Plus painted the trim WHITE. Not.....
On the left, the yellow color all the trim, molding, and doors are.  On the right, what color they should be and will be shortly.  Tedious to the extreme, but it looks so much cleaner and fresher. 

All the living room photos turned out like crap, so I'll take photos later of that wall with the new TV mount.  But lookin' snazzy to host all Coach's family Sunday for Gumbo. :)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Lull

Sorry for the lack of posting. Surgery went smoothly and I'm doing alright.  I'm feeling better and finally starting to sleep through the night.  I also started painting the house again, so that's keeping me busy. While I hate painting our walls are so grimy and need it so badly that I'm just trying to psych myself into it.  We started with the large wall in our living room so we could mount the TV on it.  I finished painting Sunday and Coach mounted the TV yesterday. It looks great even if now our TV looks teensie on the wall.  This weekend Coach and his dad are going to wire it so the cords are hidden, and preplace the wires for when we have the built in's installed in the cut-outs on either side of the fireplace.  Then we can get our DVDs up off the floor and finally unpacked.  But they wont be ready for a few months, so until then we'll still have the DVD piles we've got on the floor (groan). 

We're hosting fathers day for Coach's whole family (30-40 people) and I'm making Gumbo.  They asked us if we would like to right after the wedding and were totally flattered.  It's mostly the Aunts and Uncles who host, we're the first ones of Coach's generation to be asked to host a family holiday. Probably also because we're the only ones with the finances, house, and ability to do so.  But I'm excited for now.  I'll be stressed when the time comes I'm sure. But gumbo is fairly easy.  Just 2 big pots of it, and everyone pretty much handles bringing desert, bread, etc.  So it's ironically one of the easier things to cook for a lot of people--and they specifically wanted the gumbo to bring in some Cajun flair to their Texas family events.  It'll be fun. Insane but fun.

Anyway, just trying to keep busy.  My herbs are growing in their pots in the backyard, the front yard still looks like crap but we finally ripped out all the dead bushes, so we're just waiting for our little plants to start growing and filling the space.  Slowly but surely.  Coach is out of school and home being awesome, and after fathers day he's removing the wallpaper. Hallelujah!! So we're staying busy and working on ourselves as well as the house.  Life is complicated but OK. 

So I'll write more when I have more, but we're laying pretty low.  Kinda sucks that Coach is at home while I have to work, but oh well.  Wish I was home with him. 

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The End of the Beginning

I have my scheduled D&C today at 12:30.  I'm really scared something will go wrong, but I'm ready to return to "normal" and start to heal.  Over the past 3 days I've started feeling less pregnant, so hopefully the whole thing will go a little smoother than when I was still vomiting and feeling sick all the time. Now I'm just tired and waiting to heal in a different way.

Bye baby, I love you. 


Prayer After Miscarriage or Stillbirth

By Sandy Eisenberg Sasso

God, we are weary and grieved. We were anticipating the birth of a child, but the promise of life was ended too soon. Our arms yearned to cradle new life, our mouths to sing soft lullabies. Our hearts ache from the emptiness and the silence. We are saddened and we are angry. We weep and we mourn. Weep with us, God, Creator of Life, for the life that could not be.


Source of healing, help us to find healing among those who care for us and those for whom we care. Shelter us under wings of love and help us to stand up again for life even as we mourn our loss.