Monday, February 7, 2011

Publix Savings, Family, and Baby Stuff

On Saturday I went to Publix all by myself again (yea!) with tons of coupons in my hand! I have a new coupon organizer that is really going to help me. I think I told y'all in my coupon post that my goal was to spend around $100 each week, including diapers. We cook most every night of the week, or at least 4-5 meals, so we do alot of eating at home! We usually eat out maybe once on the weekends, so we really require alot from the grocery store each week for breakfasts, lunches, suppers, drinks, diapers, household items, and SNACKS-Hayes' food group of choice. This week I ended up spending $91 total and that was with a pack of diapers. My original total was $111 and then after all my coupons it took a whole $20 off my bill. I figured it all up and got $144 worth of groceries for $91-saved 32%. SO exciting and SO worth the little bit of extra time. I'm telling you, if you start doing the couponing, you will love it! I put links over on the side bar of my favorite money saving websites. I've printed out tons of coupons from these sites so far.

We had some good family time all weekend, making the most out of our next few weeks until Watson gets here. We took Hayes to McWane on Saturday and she just loves that place. She climbed all the way to the top of the play tunnel/slides and I just knew there was no way she could get down by herself. I was hoping my 9 month pregnant self would not have to climb up there to get her! But she did get down eventually. Saturday morning is a hectic time to go there. But it was cold and nothing outside was an option. So YEA for McWane Center!

Sunday we went to church and then later that afternoon to a super bowl party with some SS friends-thank you Harpole's! It was alot of fun, with good food and fun friends. I did not watch the game and did not even really know who was playing. All the kids had fun together! It's so fun to know that Hayes gets to grow up with our good friend's babies. We love them all!

So in between church and the party I started getting really uncomfortable and have been ever since. Nathan scared me to death into thinking that I was going to have the baby today or tomorrow. So I decided that yesterday and last night would be a good time to get organized and finish last minute things for the baby. I traded out bedding on Saturday and got something totally different, and I LOVE it. It's really simple and sweet, just what I wanted. I washed clothes, we put Hayes' new baby bed together (thank you to our generous cousins Clark and Robin for the bed:), got all the pink stuff into her room and out of his, and packed my bag and his (semi.) I'm feeling much better about things now. I had an appt. this morning and am 1 1/2 cm dilated. So the pain/uncomfortableness I am feeling is progress-I am thankful that my body is moving along!

Lastly, my sweet preschool class had a diapers and wipes shower for Watson this morning. It was very cute. They were all so excited! I love Covenant and can't believe I get to work there. No actually, I can't believe Hayes gets to go there and be apart of such a great place. And next year she'll be in the 2's-crazy!! Time is going by way too fast.

I apologize for my lengthy posts. I do not know how to make them any shorter!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yall are so fortunate to have McWane nearby! I was laughing at you being scared you'd have to climb up and get Hayes down! I was 9 months pregnant and had to go up and get Holley down at Chuck E Cheese one time! Parents standing around, looking like they were thinking, "Now I gotta see this!" :) Love ya, Alyssa