Preparing For The Show

Good Morning! Happy Monday to  you all!

How is everyone adjusting the the time change? Although I really don’t like losing an hour of sleep these days, I do enjoy the extra daylight!

While Munchkin spent most of the weekend doing this….

he’s OBSESSED with this blanket lately

Michael and I were busy doing this….

An all day Childbirth Class at the hospital. 9-4:30.

It was brutal sitting in the uncomfortable auditorium seats all day. However, I am glad we did the class. I got a lot of unanswered questions answered. We were told to bring 2 pillows. The only thing I ended up using them for was to make my chair more comfortable. She gave us the option to get on the floor to practice breathing, but no one wanted to break the ice and do it. I actually did, just because I was sick of sitting in the chairs…but Michael said no way.

I won’t bore you with all the stuff we learned. I will tell you how comical it was…the instructor wanted “the coaches” to be very involved so she made them do EVERYTHING. The beginning of class, Michael had to introduce us, our due date, if we knew the sex, favorite thing about pregnancy, what we could live without, etc. If you know my husband, you KNOW that he hates talking in front of crowds. I mean, the man works in sales, but outside of work he is shy, unless he has s few blue moons.  😉

He had to pick something out of a bag (when talking about relaxation techniques) so we could all guess what it was used for. He had to read a question when she “quizzed” us on what we talked about. Poor thing. Honestly, even if he won’t admit it (but he won’t deny it), I think he’s also happy we went. He was spouting stuff to me later that I must have missed (when the ADD kicked in). So he was definitely listening and learned. Even though he was traumatized by the graphic birth video they showed with the hairy lady parts and all :/

All in all, we went through all the material briefly. There was just SO much material, and our instructor liked to talk. She was very knowledgeable so that was good. Everyone was telling me they spend way too much time on breathing techniques, and we seriously only spent like 10 minutes on it. Not 2 hours like others had warned me.

I DID learn that there are a BAZILLION things I need to pack..I am already an over packer so this is going to be trouble. Saving this topic for a later post though.

We toured the maternity floor. My sister in law had my nephew there so it was all familiar. The rooms are nice, and the recovery room is private (no roomates) so that was a good thing. They have WiFi, so hopefully I’ll be able to blog while we’re there 😉 I just don’t have a Canon RAW format converter for my cam on the laptop, so I need to get on that so I can post pics from the hospital for you guys! I also need to learn how to put videos from our video cam on the computer. I have had no patience to sit and learn how to edit and format videos. My mind is just not working at that capacity these days.

Sunday I drug my poor hubby out again. We needed to buy the ceiling fans for the nursery (and decided to get one put in our bedroom while he’s at it). We also wanted to order the crib:

I had a 20% off coupon, but apparently only the cover for it? Seriously, not sure where my head is at. We decided to do the 6 month interest free financing to save an additional 10%  but my coupon was no good. They guy told me that in the booklet that coupon came with was the coupon so he suggested we go home and find it. This was a matter of saving $100. on the crib so we left and decided to look for the coupon when I got home. I found another that starts on Tuesday, so we will just go back this week to order it.

After Babies R Us I wanted to hit up Home Depot and Lowes. You see, Michael HATES the area that we were in for some reason? It’s not a bad area, he just doesn’t like “the vibe.” there was a Home Depot, Target and Lowes all within 10 minutes of Babies R Us, but he wanted to go BACK to the stores in “our area.” Made no sense, but I drug the poor guy out again so I wasn’t arguing.

My embarrassing/ scary moment of the weekend:

Before we went out, I had to run over my moms for something. I ate, and told him to heat up the leftover rice and veggies for lunch before I came back. Low and behold, we’re on our way and he tells me he needs to grab something to eat while we are out. He never ate lunch. So on our way BACK to the other Lowes he asks me to run in this pizza place for him and grab him a slice. Again, no reason to argue with him. The poor guy works hard all week and I was dragging him out on Saturday and Sunday even though he should have eaten before we left). I figured I would make him happy and go grab him a slice real quick since he was driving, hungry, and wishing he was home relaxing.

So this ridiculous pizza place that I have never ever stepped foot in has this weird door. We parked on the side, and I literally rushed in and opened the door from a side angle. Now, imagine you walk into a place, and you expect the floor to be all even ground. Nope, the door was up against like a 3-4 inch curb that was their floor that you need to step up onto, but it’s really not noticeable.  The fit Laury is trapped in an 8 1/2 month pregnant Laury, and fell straight to the ground. I can not even tell you the last time I fell. I was maybe a kid? I have tripped a million times, but ALWAYS catch myself. No worries, I dropped on my knees and planted my hands down, so my belly made no contact. My knees are skimmed and my hands are sore, but other than that Ella and I are FINE.

I was really mortified though. I think the girl that worked there was too she was like “OMG, you have a baby, are you OK?” “You’ve never been here before I assume, that’s why you tripped.” On the way out I saw the sign that said “watch your step” but who’s looking for that? I didn’t walk in straight from the front. Scary stuff. Luckily Ella was making waves on my belly and moving around just fine in the car and the rest of the day. We learned in childbirth class the day before that it’s a myth minor falls cause miscarriage. Yes, try and avoid it as much as possible. they can be really bad if you get injured really bad. Protect the belly, and call your doctor if you are concerned and fall. But the baby is protected in the amniotic fluid. The later in your pregnancy, the bigger the baby is so you need to be careful. However, I hear it’s a lot more common than not that us preggos fall at least once during these 10 months. Our center of gravity is totally off, our ligaments are all loose, and we are space cadets. Recipe for disaster. This wasn’t the case with my situation, this place should have “trip on your way coming in” as their slogan. Weirdest thing I have ever seen. The rest of the day I kept feeling like I was going to fall or someone was going to run me over or into me. It was like I was in this protection mode or something. I really need to remember to tread carefully through the world. It’s just SO hard for me. I still move around like I weigh 30 pounds less with no belly.

I was so exhausted by the time we got home. Both days this weekend. What is it with me? I crashed on the couch and napped a couple hours next to Munchkin on his blanket 🙂

The beautiful Morgan at Little House of Veggies introduced me to Brazil But Milk. She commented on Thursday that it’s a MUST try to make with some tropical fruit smoothies 😀

She told me the method, which is pretty much the same for Almond Milk.

Excited to blend it up, but was too tired last night to make it. Will let you all know how it is. I trust Aunty Mo Mo though, she’s a culinary genius 🙂

How long is TOO long to soak your nuts? Mine ended up sitting all afternoon (since I planned to make it yesterday and decided not to) and then overnight…

Off to train some clients, go to the gym for my workout (what me sore hands and knees allow), then the market so I can make a yummy post workout smoothie with my new Brazil Nut Milk 🙂

What did you do all weekend?

Most embarrassing moment?


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  • Reply susan

    Glad you’re okay and the fall didn’t cause any damage. Sounds like you’re very organised for the birth! Exciting. Yep have done lots of embarrassing moments, one was at my birthday party and I had this cool pink and white type dress and as I was standing up and blowing out the candles, the dress ripped and burst out at the sides, everyone could see my underwear!! Not a good look! Funny looking back on it now.

    March 14, 2011 at 4:19 am
    • Reply laury

      Thanks Susan. Oye Vey! That’s a memorable birthday, huh…poor thing!

      March 14, 2011 at 2:50 pm
  • Reply Lisa

    Glad you’re ok!

    Sounds like that class was really worthwhile—and that you’re totally prepared and ready!

    I love the crib 🙂

    March 14, 2011 at 7:40 am
  • Reply Sophia @ Raven Waves

    Ugh!! I’m so sorry that you fell, but I’m really glad you and Ella are alright! I think it’s great that you two took that class! I would have too!

    March 14, 2011 at 7:51 am
  • Reply Charlie

    I looove brasil nuts! Must make a delicious milk!

    March 14, 2011 at 7:52 am
  • Reply Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat

    I love that crib! It sounds like you had quite an eventful weekend! Mine was fairly low key apart from a really fun blogger meet-up. I was exhausted from work though, so I didn’t really feel like making any major plans. As usual, the time flew by way too fast!

    March 14, 2011 at 8:11 am
  • Reply thehealthyapron

    Wow, that pizza place could get sued for having an entry way llike that! You are so lucky that you were able to brace yourself!! Ug. That stinks but I’m glad you are okay!

    I love hearing all about your pregnancy! I can’t wait to read about what to pack! Taking notes my dear!

    March 14, 2011 at 8:27 am
    • Reply laury

      oh, I will 😉

      March 14, 2011 at 2:50 pm
  • Reply Angela (the diet book junkie)

    i’m so glad you’re all right!! that must’ve been so scary for a sec.

    my most embarrassing moment, oh geez, i’ve had a couple. maybe when i offered to do the heimlich on someone who wasn’t choking?? (wasn’t my fault. someone TOLD me he was…)

    March 14, 2011 at 8:44 am
    • Reply laury

      yikes! I am surprised he didn’t just say yes to you anyway 😉

      March 14, 2011 at 2:51 pm
  • Reply Kat

    Girl that’s so scary!! I’m glad to hear you were prepared though and braced yourself!! I totally think I would have tuck and rolled lol Then I’m sure I would have thrown out my shoulder or something, but at least the belly would be safe!! So glad you both are ok 🙂

    March 14, 2011 at 9:25 am
    • Reply laury

      Yea, I already have those protective instincts I guess!

      March 14, 2011 at 2:51 pm
  • Reply erica@fashionmeetsfood

    Baby shopping must be so much!!! I am so glad that you are okay. That place sounds ridiculous and like they could have some serious lawsuits on their hands. Why wouldn’t you fix that? When i worked at a salon and spa one of the girls got pregnant and she was already a clutz. She would trip on things that werent there. Always tripped up the steps and down them I think she was extremely off balance. When she was pregnant it was like she was a bumper car knocking stuff over always on the ground. She had to go to the hospital multiple times because of falling and bleeding. Finally when she was five months in they told her to stay home and not move that she was a serious threat to the baby :/ Everything turned out fine, but that stuff is so scary!


    March 14, 2011 at 9:27 am
    • Reply laury

      I know, I am so surprised they haven’t been sued yet!! That’s scary about your old co-worker! Yes, I def am more clutzy but not that bad!

      March 14, 2011 at 2:52 pm
  • Reply Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete

    Laury I’m glad you are ok! I trip all the time — I just don’t pay attention to where I am going. Usually I just run into somebody 🙁 Yes that place should have a sign “watch your step” or something like that.

    I love that crib that you picked out!

    This past weekend I was at home most of the time — cleaning, etc, I ran 11 miles on Saturday (!!!) and my sister/bro in law came up from TX. It was nice weekend!

    March 14, 2011 at 9:42 am
    • Reply laury

      That’s amazing about the 11 miles!! You go girl!

      March 14, 2011 at 2:53 pm
  • Reply Julie (A Case of the Runs)

    Glad you are okay! Still planning on getting that crib when I have a kid, lol.

    What did he say was his favorite thing about pregnancy?

    March 14, 2011 at 11:39 am
    • Reply laury

      He said the whole experience has been amazing or something like that haha

      March 14, 2011 at 2:53 pm
  • Reply La.

    I took a SUPER hard fall with Gooner and didn’t lose her! I’m so glad you are ok!! Gross that you watched a video; we all KNOW what happens. The nurses kept trying to use a mirror so I could see during Gooner’s birth and I did NOT want to see. And then they wanted me to reach down and feel her hair when she crowned, NO NO NO, I didn’t want any part of her! Just get her out!!!! 😉 Glad you get to sleep sleep sleep and relax with your Munchkin.

    March 14, 2011 at 12:02 pm
    • Reply laury

      Oye, yea that’s scary!!! Glad Gooner was OK!! And ewww, I saw the mirror in the labor room. Michael and i were both like…ughh no we do NOT want to see that!

      March 14, 2011 at 2:54 pm
  • Reply Caree @ Fit-Mama

    Soo glad you are okay Laury! Its amazing though how much our body protects the baby!

    Even though we only lost 1 hour, it felt like yesterday just flew by! Not enough time to get everything that needs to be done on the weekends!

    March 14, 2011 at 12:44 pm
  • Reply sissy

    SISSY! i didn’t even hear that you fell! glad you are okay and didn’t really get hurt!
    I was laughing out loud when you were talking about the birthing class. So wish you took a video- Michael HATES public speaking no matter the size of the class!

    Glad to hear you are okay! The baby room looks fab!


    March 14, 2011 at 1:54 pm
    • Reply laury

      No one knew sissy. But I am ok!! We a little scary then Ella was moving like crazy.

      LOL at Michael…you should have only been a fly on the wall!

      March 14, 2011 at 2:56 pm
  • Reply Kristina

    Oh my!!!! So glad you’re ok!!!!

    Love that crib-so chic!

    March 14, 2011 at 2:23 pm
  • Reply Jennifer @ Evolving Well

    I really want to make almond milk…can you suggest where I get an almond bag?

    March 14, 2011 at 3:18 pm
  • Reply Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie)

    Omg how scary! Thank god you were ok, And I’m not use to this time change. I woke up at 9 and seriously thought it was like 7am outside. So dark 🙁 And I trip over everything lol I need to start looking down haha

    March 14, 2011 at 5:14 pm
  • Reply melissa @ the delicate place

    wow that is a long day! and it’s not like you can just snooze through it you know? you’re having a baby!!! awww you tripped because you’re pregnant babe! you have nothing to be embarrassed about! honestly, i can’t remember my most embarrassing moment but once in italy i was playing this game and my shirt went over my head for a second haha. omg. i wanted to die ;p

    March 14, 2011 at 5:56 pm
  • Reply Mary @ Bites and Bliss

    I’m so glad the fall didn’t hurt you or your baby! I’ve heard horror stories about things like that. :/ By the way, I just imagined you in the delivery room blogging when you mentioned it lmho. 😛

    March 14, 2011 at 7:23 pm
  • Reply Nicole @ Making Good Choices

    Yikes! I’m glad you are okay!! Your husband is a trooper, I can imagine I’d not want to talk in front of all those people either!

    March 14, 2011 at 8:29 pm
  • Reply Jess@atasteofconfidence

    So glad you are okay!

    March 14, 2011 at 9:48 pm
  • Reply Tiffany @ Simply Shaka

    Wow–that is so scary but about your fall!! Thank God you didn’t fall on your belly but wow, still scary. I’m not even preggo and can barely balance myself, I just naturally drift and run into walls….sober. It’s not fun. Some of my most embarassing moments have been b/c of falls–in front of a club in South Beach, down the stairs in the student union at college, rolling down frat row in college like I was some kind of keg or something. Yeah 🙁

    I’m like Michael, there are certain parts of town I dont like going to b/c of the vibe so I know what he means!

    March 14, 2011 at 10:21 pm
  • Reply Katie

    No way am I giving up my most embarrassing moment on the internet! Nice try though.

    I fall like that weekly. I’m a total clutz. 🙂

    March 14, 2011 at 11:49 pm
  • Reply Angie

    OH Laury! I’m so happy that you caught yourself before you belly hit the floor! I am a such a clutsy person but I tend to catch myself too. Last time I fell was on my first date with Pete, I skinned my hands and knees bad on the concrete it was love at first fall he said haha.

    March 14, 2011 at 11:51 pm
  • Reply Morgan

    AW…you are the sweetest! THANK YOU for being such a sweetie pumpkin pie pants all the time! lol 🙂 Totally made my day and made me smile to read this!
    I have let my nuts soak for that long a ton of times, and mine have always been fine.
    I am so LOL @Michael!!! He sounds SO MUCH like my husband Dave. Totally sweet , mellow, and shy around others but in his comfort zone around me he is hilarious and cracks me up and shows all his true colors. But the whole situation is just hilarious to me! Especially the birthing video with hairy lady parts… HAHAHAHAHAHA I mean, I KNOW its a little harder to groom down south when your that prego so I feel for the video lady but I have to say that I put out extreme effort to stay all nice and and GRdOOMED when I was preg. I felt like the whole world was going to be staring at my Hoo ha and the last thing I wanted was to take all of the watchers on a trip to the jungle. haha.
    Sad that you fell!!!!! Um…Im so happy for you that you NEVER usually fall because I sure do. Just like a month ago I was at my neighbors door talking to them and holding my baby and wearing heels and looking fly and when I left I was like” for sure! c ya guys!!! *I’m the bomb* and then I just fell straight back from stepping in a little “bump” on the sidewalk. I held on to my baby so tight that he was totally fine and I was laying there rocking back and forth and back and forth and my knees KILLED> She was like”um…are you ok” and I couldnt even answer. The best part was after all of this I stood up, brushed my kees off, and said Im ok now and hobbled away, every bit of *cool* was gone from me. lol Not to mention the time I was going to church on sunday, so think dress, HIGH heels, and about 8 months prego and some bushes. I fell forward and right into all the big bushes. Like I couldnt balance almost. And then dress was up. No one saw though. Haha. I looked around and then ran off. Like hoping no one saw that. So obv. I am accident/falling prone.
    Going to read your post about the nut milk now…hope it was gooooooood! xo

    March 15, 2011 at 12:24 pm
    • Reply laury

      Well, you always make me smile 🙂

      OMG. Seriously, my biggest fear is not the pain, not the blood, none of that. It’s looking super unkempt “down there.” Michael keeps cracking up because it’s all I talk about. I have no idea what’s going on I am going in blind so it’s kind of scary! LOL.

      Oye, you are my kind of gal in the heels at 8 1/2 months! Good thing you didn’t hurt yourself too too bad! My doctor yelled at me and told me no heels…even though I LIVE in sneakers and only wear heels for like 5 seconds on the weekend! I based all of my workouts around balance training pre-pregnancy, so being off balance is like super weird for me. I mean, I can be a clutz and totally run into things. But if I tripped before, I always caught myself from all the “training” I was doing. Yikes. It’s a whole crazy experience this preggo thing!!!


      March 15, 2011 at 2:28 pm
  • Reply Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner

    Munchkin is SO CUTE!! 😀 My Kitty has a favorite blanket too! No matter who is using it, he’s right up there with them. 🙂


    March 16, 2011 at 5:18 pm
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