Is it weird…

…that I actually prayed my water would break in Walmart?

No? Okay, phew

Clearly, y’all know we made it through Blake’s test. YES! After he came home on Friday he said to me, “Wanna have a baby?” Yes, please. Let’s do it. So since Friday I have not! stopped! moving! The week leading up to his test, I was the Queen of the Couch Potatoes. I was afraid that if I moved around or did too much, I might send myself into labor. But now… Now, I don’t want to stop! 

On Saturday, my friend from college came in town to have lunch with me. I was sooo thankful I finally had enough energy to do something like this! Back in October? notsomuch. After she left to go home, B and I went to Wally World. I wanted to stock up on things like hand sanitizer, tissues, lysol, etc. (Yes, I’m a germ-freak, and yes, I was actually thinking of writing a post on just that.) Any way, I wanted to get odds ‘n end things like that, as well as toilet paper, mascara, prenatals, you name it… so when the baby comes we won’t have to run out to the store when we’re on our last square of toilet paper. So, as we’re walking the aisles, all I’m thinking about is… I really hope my water breaks. Like. Right. Now. Never thought I’d say that! {Now I know only like 15% of women actually have their water break before going to the hospital, but hey! I could be that 15%!}

My friend Heather told me to keep it classy and go to Target. {bwahaha}

On Sunday, B had a flag football game in the morning, then we were off to Babies R Us. I had a few duplicate things I needed to exchange, plus I really wanted to get Little Miss a holiday outfit (or two). The closest BRU is 45 minutes away, yo! But, we ventured out there any way, and I don’t know what the BRU’s look like where you live, but I was thoroughly disappointed in their holiday attire selection. I don’t know if every nine month-preggers momma had beat me there, but there was not.a.single. newborn outfit! As if! We had store credit though, and since BRU isn’t exactly around the corner, we ended up picking a 0-3 month sweater dress, but I wasn’t 100% in love with it.

Onto the next errand… THE OUTLETS!! {a.k.a. Heaven} B desperately needed new sunglasses, as his recently broke. I was excited for him, but even more excited for me to walk! While we were in one of the stores, I felt two contractions. Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about! B found some great shades, then we were off to the baby stores! The first two stores we went in didn’t have any newborn holiday outfits. Very discouraging. The second one had the cutest little dresses, but for… Excuse me? How much did you say? $50 for a dress? A dress that’s the size of my hand? Thanks, but no thanks.

Moving on.

The last baby store on the list was Carter’s. They had your typical red and white Santa and reindeer onesies and there were a ton of newborns, but I was looking for something else. We head over to the girl’s side and ohmygah! There were the cutest newborn holiday dresses I have ever seen in my entire life. Seriously. Oh, and what’s that? They’re 50% off, too?! Oh, how I love you Carter’s! After browsing the aisles five hundred million times, we picked out a Chanukah dress, Christmas dress, and white cardigan to go with both. And how much did it cost us? $36 for ALL. Take that $50 rip-off dress!

Needless to say, I’m o.b.s.e.s.s.e.d. And if you thought I’d share pics, you’ve got to be kidding! You’ll just have to wait 😉

Back to the walking… I walked three hours and all I got were three lousy contractions? What.the.heck. Even when we got home, I sat myself on the exercise ball and bounced to the moon and back. Oh! And have I also mentioned I’ve been sweeping, straightening up, and cleaning? (Well, my definition of cleaning might not be yours. I’m no Susie Homemaker, but still!)

Today I plan on swiffering the floors, cleaning the cabinets & appliances, and starting on Baby Girl’s wall art for above her crib. Tomorrow, Indy’s going to the puppy parlor, since I don’t know when we’ll be able to take him again, then we have a baby doc appointment. I can’t wait to see if there’s been any progress. Fingers crossed, y’all!

Happy Monday!!

Thank you to everyone for their smileys and x’s and o’s yesterday. You don’t know how much it means to me. I’m doing a lot better. Thank you.


  • Corinne

    Oh my goodness gracious you crack me up!!! I think the last thing I would want to do is walk around but I love how you were so determined! Was it weird having contractions while you were shopping?! Like, I envision myself all of a sudden yelling out, "OH BOY – RUSS!!! I'm having one! Ohhhh my gosh!!" – buuut that's probably because I've watched too many silly movies and have a crazy imagination. haha
    I'm so happy you got some steals! I hate how some childrens clothes are so expensive – they are only going to wear them for a few months and then probably grow out of them! But I can't wait to see the outfits – I know they'll be adorable 🙂
    Is it weird that I got up this morning and wondered if you were going to have your baby today? (keep bouncing on that ball, girl!)
    Hope you are feeling great today – I hope the little one hurries up! I want to see the headbands and cute clothes all modeled out 😉

    (oh, and I'm still sending those xoxo's your way)

  • Tatiana

    you're too funny! Wallmart??? But they've probably seen it all, so no one would be too surprised. haha… I keep one going back and forth between if I want this child to come earlier (since I'm so freaking miserable), or later (since we're still at least two weeks away from even moving into our new home, let alone having anything unpacked and ready! AGH!). But if you keep yourself as busy as you have, I'm sure you'll find yourself in labor in no time at all 🙂

  • Mrs. B

    Seriously, I'm tired just thinking about all the stuff you've been doing lately! lol

    Oh, and Carter's has been my obsession since we found out we were having a girl! I'm honestly going to go bankrupt from that store! haha My husband actually had to forbid me from shopping there (or anywhere, actually) anymore b/c I'm buying too many clothes…and we haven't even had a baby shower yet! Her closet is already half full. Yeah, I'm in trouble.

    I'm glad to hear your shopping trip ended up successful, and I cannot wait to see pics of your little girl in her dresses! 🙂

  • B

    Haha your post made me laugh. Keep on walking! And keep that spicy mexican food coming in full force 🙂 She'll be here soon!

  • Ashley

    HAHA! I am always hoping for a text saying you guys are headed to the hospital!! Although, I am holding out a little for the 19th (Aric's b-day) or the 23rd (so her and Aidan can be exactly 9 months apart). 🙂