Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Ok I have issues

So the baby shower went great and Elijah made out like a bandit! It looks like a baby store threw up in our house. It was nice to see all the females of my family. I will however give a word of warning to all the gift givers that read here. A lot of stores have recently changed their return policies to be ridiculously restrictive. Without a receipt stores will no longer offer return or exchanges of any kind for items over 40 bucks. I know I always try to give a gift receipt but sometimes I may forget. It is very tacky to have to go back to someone who lovely gave you a gift and ask for a receipt because for whatever reason they need to make a return. I know that Target is one of these companies and they will do nothing to help you if you don't have a receipt or if the item has been in your possesion for more than 90 days. I received a highchair from my aunt that I really don't have room for so I was going to exchange it for the swing in the same line for the same price, Target would not do it. I finally called my Aunt and explained the situation and she luckily still had the receipt and is mailing it to me so that I can make the exchange, but I felt terrible telling her I couldn't use something she put so much thought into. So if you all have time could you also draft letters to Target and any other company with similar policies telling them that you disapprove of their practices and will no longer purchase high ticket items from their store. I feel like with only my complaint nothing will change but with hundreds of complaints they may rethink their policy.

Last night we went to our child birth class. We had a sub instructor and she had us all on the floor doing exercises. She decided to do a demo and walked up to me and asked "may I touch your feet?" Now we all know my complete anti fetish to feet and so for a half second I thought maybe I can let her do it, but the next second my brain screamed No! Unforunately my brain didn't tell my mouth to say it better so I blurted a stern No. Everyone in the class was so shocked at my out burst that they started laughing hysterically. I was so embarrassed. Why me though she had 17 other pregnant ladies to choose that don't have my issues why in the world would she single me out. Oh well Brad got a good laugh out of it at my expense. So if you were wondering how deep my feet issues run now you know I will risk total humiliation to save my feet from being touched.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Cool Runnings

So a lot has been going on and I have been quiet about it all. I will start with our exciting news of the week. On Monday we had air conditionning installed. Now at least I am not up all night because I am too hot to sleep. I need all the help I can get in the sleep department. We are so excited to not have to suffer through the heat this summer. Today I am waiting for the guys to show up and finish the job as they left a hole in the ceiling that they need to patch up.

So part of what I haven't been posting about is family stuff. My uncle has been in and out of the hospital since memorial day. He is my Mom's only living sibling and he lives a couple of hours from me. Anyway he has had pancreatitus. The hospital almost killed him at one point by putting him on solid food and his pancreas wasn't ready. Well last week he got transferred to a hospital around here so I was running back and forth to see him. He got released on Saturday and we think he is finally on the mend. He goes back in 3 weeks for another catscan to make sure everything is ok. I will say that I have had me so enough of hospitals for a very long time. I am hoping that after I have Elijah I won't have to see another hospital until I have another baby several years down the road. It has been very hard on me to see the prominent men in my life be so weak. I think by Saturday morning it all got to be to much and so I broke down sobbing uncontrollably. Brad wasn't sure what to do with me and I think it was hard on him to see me so broken.

Friday night Brad and I scored tickets to the Hollywood Bowl to see the L.A. Philharmonic conducted by John Williams. It was incredible. We packed a picnic dinner and took the ride share bus to the Bowl. It was so easy and made for a fun night. Brad was in awe to see his musical hero conduct the music we grew up on. When they played Superman I thought Brad was going to pee his pants. All in all it was a great night and we were so glad we got to go. I was a little sad that I couldn't share it with my Dad as he would have loved it. He was a huge classical music fan and it would have meant a lot to him to know we enjoyed it so much. I guess it is the little things I want to share with him that make me miss him the most.

Last night we started our prenatal education class. It was great to have a class where we could discuss all our fears and concerns. I am so glad we have decided to take these classes as it helps to ease some of my concerns. It also helps to show Brad that I am not being abnormal in how I am feeling. Of course watching 15 pregnant ladies try to get up off the floor was nothing short of comedy. I was realived to see that I naturally have adjusted to getting up right. We will see how the class progresses but so far it has been good for us.

Ok I think I am getting a bit long winded so I will cut it off for now. Thanks for coming by and reading my dribble.