These last four days have spoiled me rotten! On the 14th, I had an awesome baby shower for Jayna and got so many great things! Then that night, Scott and I went out for our anniversary (which was the 15th) and exchanged gifts afterwards. Now, I have to tell you about Scott and his gift giving. His main love language (on the giving aspect) is definitely gift giving... He has been absolutely giddy the last few weeks about giving me my anniversary and birthday gifts! So much so, that he had a really hard time waiting until the actual days to give them to me. I must say, I know why he gets so excited... He puts sooooo much thought into his gifts and he'll remember an off-the-cuff comment you made like 7 months ago. This is awesome, except for two small problems: 1) He has a really hard time staying within the budgets that we set for such occassions and 2) He is the hardest person in the world to shop for because everything I can think to get for him is like $400 over budget or absolutely boring, which makes me look like a shmuck whenever we exchange!!!
So, for our anniversary I was trying to think of things that he might have wanted/needed, but we never acted upon. I was pretty happy with my gift to him, until I saw his excitement for what he got for me. I ended up getting him nice new headphones for his computer (his other ones were falling apart), an accordian case for all of his paperwork for work, and a huge Costco bag of M&M's (his favorite... They're already half-way gone, I'm sure). Then he told me what he got me... I couldn't open it because it wasn't openable. He took the sewing maching I got from my mom years ago (a very nice, but old machine) and is having it completely refurbished! I am soooo excited! I've been so bored since I quit working at BSU and have been looking for hobbies. He was talking about how he's excited because I can practice sewing on baby items and if they don't turn out, it's no big deal because these things don't have to last that long anyways. I've not been great at sewing in the past, but I think it was mainly because the machine was having issues and my bobbins would always tangle and what not, but I'm really excited to get creative with this gift and learn a new craft!
Then we come to today, my birthday! Mind you, we're having a baby so we set our bday budget at $50... Well, the gift Scott got me for my birthday (he would settle for nothing less) cost a lot more than $50, so what did he do? He saved up his allowance (yes, we have a small allowance each month) so he could buy me this gift. He came into the room this morning when I was still sleeping and basically woke me up because he was dying to give me this gift... Haha! I, being a very patient person, and wanting something to look forward to for the rest of the day, made him wait until tonight... This is sooooo backwards!
So I taught my lessons for the day (which were all awesome lessons -- tons of breakthroughs today) and on my break, Scott walked in with flowers and a balloon... Sweet! I love getting flowers! Then when I was done for the day I got to open my gift -- wait for it -- an Android Tablet!!! I'm sooooo excited! I'm not very technologically inclined, but I'm really excited for this! My computer is quite old and having a lot of issues, so it's hard for me to have my whole life on it anymore and playing any kind of games has become too much for my computer. Well, now I don't have to worry about that! I'm so excited to have something new to play with (and something so mobile)! Sadly, the upper right corner of the touch screen doesn't work so we have to return it and get another, so it will be a bit before I can play with it, but I'm not complaining!
Do I feel way too spoiled? Yes! Not to mention multiple birthday wishes from awesome friends and family and birthday money from both sets of parents! Normally, I would feel a bit guilty for being so showered, but I realize that here in about 6 weeks, it will never be about me ever again... Cute little Jayna will become the center of it all! So, for today, I'm basking in my spoiled-ness! Jayna did decide to make herself known today amidst celebrating... I felt my first Braxton Hicks contraction. Freaked me out at first, but all is well :) She just wanted her moment ;)