Thursday, August 12, 2010

Timber......

It is monsoon season, with that comes a lot of thunderstorms. I used to love this time of year. I'm beginning to hate it. First of all, the dogs freak out about the thunder and lightning. So they keep me up all night. I love my sleep! I know I am quickly approaching a time where I will get very little. I feel like I am getting a forecast of my future, but it's ticking me off because this is the time I should be getting as much sleep as possible! Oh well, I have to take care of my furry babies as much as I will my human one!

The storms have also brought up another major issue. Since we have so much extra money lying around these days (yeah right!) something else has to go wrong.Right? Last weekend there was a big storm. The next day as I walked past the window I saw something strange. I went out to take a closer look. A huge branch off my tree had fallen down. I had been a little worried about this tree. A few branches are hanging over the neighbors roof. I knew I had to do something soon. I held my breathe every time a big storm came. This time I got lucky and it was just a warning of what could happen. The branch fell right between the houses and did not do any damage. Thank you God for looking over me that night! I knew I was no longer able to procrastinate! I got two quotes from companies to trim vs remove. (neither are cheap options). Ultimately it's too much of a liability and the tree is coming down on Monday. A huge expense I wasn't planing on, but that's life! I'll work it out somehow!

Before we decided the tree was coming down, my lovely husband decided he needed to borrow a chain saw to cut up and remove the fallen branch. Nice in theory. I just think it's hilarious that he puts off yard work as long as possible but gets up early on a Sunday to take care of the tree. Lets be honest....he just wanted to play with the chainsaw! He cut it in to pieces and yet has not removed or done anything with a single one! He also didn't get any of the other yard work done that day! But he got to play with the chainsaw! It will all get removed with the rest of the tree, thank goodness. Lets just pray that I am saving myself more money and heartache in the future by removing it now!
Here is a couple pictures to show the tree and my husband playing with power tools!









5 month update



I can't believe I am already halfway through my pregnancy! I really can't believe that in the same amount of time that I've been pregnant, which has gone so fast, I will actually have the baby! Crazy!

Luckily I've been feeling really good. No nausea or vomiting. I have my old eating habits back. Right about the time I started feeling back to normal, the body aches kicked in. My lower back and hips have been killing me. I expected this later on in the pregnancy not at 5 months. I think it's because I work on my feet all day. Normally I am used to it but with all my bones shifting it's been hard. I don't know how I'm going to make it when I am 9-10 months and huge!

We are still stuck on names. We haven't been discussing it much since we don't agree on anything.

I have been feeling him move more and more. It is more subtle than I thought it would be. I am so excited to feel him but I know it will come a time he is not so subtle and I wish he would stop! The one time I always know I will feel him is in the morning. He does not like my electric toothbrush. I don't know if it's the sound or the vibration but he freaks out every time. He could also be just like his Mama and not be a morning person and is pissed I am waking him up...."Just 5 more minutes Mom!" like a baby snooze button.

Other than that not much has been going on. Just plugging along, the time is flying by! I was wanting to blog at least once a week there just hasn't been much to report.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

4 month update

I am 16 weeks pregnant today. Oh how the time is flying by! Just thought I'd update you on how it's going!...

Luckily for me and our future children I am feeling much better! I don't know if I could have done this again if I was going to be as sick as I was the whole time! So I am still exhausted all the time but at least the nausea is minimal, and there has been no vomiting in weeks! Yippee!!

We are still at a complete standstill for names. We can't agree on anything! Jeremy likes traditional, I like unique names. We go round and round about it. I would take him more seriously if he actually had real suggestions. Not names like Jackie Chan Tan, Wolverine, and Spike! Yes, these are all real suggestions from lovely husband! :p

I am having some of the craziest dreams I have ever had in my life! They are so vivid and real. It's like watching a movie in my sleep every night. I don't ever get a very restful sleep, but I always have good stories in the morning to tell Jeremy. One night it was this whole long story about a day when the sun and moon were up at the same time. Then aliens came down and took over the planet and our government. They wanted to run it peacefully as long as we cooperated and let them do it their way. Plus they looked like giant house cats. It was crazy. At least I have a good imagination! :)

One thing I find odd about pregnancy is how everyone automatically assumes the right to judge everything I do. What I eat, drink, where I go, what I do. That everyone wants to tell me all of their or their friends birth horror stories. That people think it is totally OK to critique your baby name choices because you haven't picked it for sure yet. If we do pick that name I will always remember that crappy things you said about it so keep your opinion to yourself! Didn't your Mama teach you if you can't say anything nice don't say anything at all!!?

I have felt some flutters but nothing officially the baby, but I can't wait!

Here is the 4 month photo update. I am finally starting to look pregnant instead just fat(Although several people told me I don't even look pregnant! Just so you know NEVER tell a woman this unless she is actually NOT pregnant or trying to hide the pregnancy. At this point most women are proud of their mini baby bump and want you to acknowledge it!)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Nursuries, car seats, and strollers....OH My!!

The planner in me has kicked into full gear! There are so many decisions to be made. I am really stressing over each and every one! All these things are expensive but can really effect my daily life with a baby. I just want to make sure we spend our limited resources on the things that we really need. Also if buying the nicer more expensive one makes a difference then ok. Never being a Mom before I don't always know what is going to be important. I ask around but there are always conflicting views. My lifestyle and baby is not going to be the same as anyone else. So I just have to figure it out as I go along. I just worry I will choose poorly and regret it later. In the meantime I am consumed with websites, reviews, prices, features, options, safety, pro/cons.... When I try to talk to Jeremy about these things, he is no help. He is completely clueless when it comes to babies. So all these things I'm talking about just sound like gibberish. His eyes glaze over and he tunes me out. I know these aren't really life or death decisions but sometime it feels like it! I know it has only just begun. The types of decisions might change, but the fact that my mind is consumed with what is best for my baby will never go away! I am truly starting to feel like a Mom!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

We're seeing blue in our future!

Since I was a little girl I've always been a "girly girl". I loved to play dress up, do hair, makeup and all that stuff. Which looking back was a forecast of my future. I grew up with all girls. So of course I have always wanted a little girl of my own. For some reason since I have been pregnant I was drawn to more boy stuff than ever before. Although I really wanted a girl there was something in the back of my mind that kept telling me it was a boy. Going into the ultra sound today I would have been shocked if they told me it was a girl. I would have thought maybe it was too early to tell. So my Motherly instinct has kicked in and was right! We indeed are having a baby boy! When we went in she said there was a chance we might be able to tell what sex the baby was. I let her know I wanted to film the reaction so if she got to a point she could tell the sex let me know so we could start filming. She starting to do the ultra sound and about 20 seconds in she goes "Oh" I looked at the screen and immediately saw what she was looking at! I said "Jeremy you should get the camera!" He saw what I saw and this is what happened from there.....
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We are so truly excited to be having a baby boy! Especially since so far he is a very healthy baby! I am so ready to start planning, decorating, and shopping! It's going to be so fun! Now we just have to have the name debate! This is going to be difficult!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

When do we get to the fun stuff??

Everyone has been telling me just wait till you get to 12 weeks you are going to feel so much better! WRONG! They jinxed me! The day I turned 12 wks it was suddenly much worse! My nausea had now turned into vomiting. I was OK just feeling sick I can work through that. Having to run away to the bathroom in the middle of a blow dry is not working for me. Of course on top of being miserably sick I had one of my busiest weeks in months. Which is fantastic because we really needed the money but on the other hand was so hard on my body physically. On Friday I had a really rough day and when I got home I started running a fever. It started going up rapidly and got really scary because this could be really bad for the baby. So I went and took and ice bath (well as cold as I could stand it anyway). It reminded me of when I was a kid and my Mom would put my Dad's t-shirt in ice water and then make me put it on. I have never been fond of cold water and this was not any better of an experience as an adult! While in the bath the fever stopped going up but was not coming down. I was freaking out. I was up to 100.6 in the bath. I had decided if it got to 101 I was going to go to the ER! After 30 minutes in a miserably cold bath it started to come down. When it got below 100 I went to bed to get some much needed rest! The next day was yet another busy day. I only had to excuse myself from about half the clients. Somehow I made it through the day. I was never so happy to be done. I was so exhausted I didn't even feel like I could drive myself home! I started to run a low grade fever again but luckily the Tylenol did the trick and no ice bath needed this time! I was so relieved that we had no plans for the weekend. So I put myself on mandatory bed rest! I did not get up from the couch unless it was to go to bed. Today I was back at work and it was just the nausea again no vomiting! Yeah! Never thought I would say yeah to nausea! I am thinking that maybe I got a little stomach bug or something. Either way I am so sick of being sick! I cant wait for the fun stuff! I am late on my photo because I was so sick at 12 weeks the last thing I wanted is to take my picture. It's still a little haggard but hey it's reality! so this is 12wks 5 days! Then just for comparison 9 weeks again. No I swear I'm not just sucking it in and then sticking it out! What a difference a couple weeks can make! I am actually starting to look pregnant not just fat! ;)



Sunday, June 6, 2010

My kind of Sunday Funday

I always hear people talk about Sunday Fundays. Days filled with pool parties, the lake, the river, sporting event, etc. These have never been my cup o' tea! My absolute favorite days are days like today. A day where we have absolutely nothing planned. We can sleep in and not wake up to an alarm clock. We can stay in our Pj's all day. We don't have to leave the couch other than food or bathroom breaks. Just be totally lazy! I feel like my job is so social. I spend my days chatting with friend/clients. Which I love! When I am off it's so nice to be couped up all day with my husband and my dogs (who also love to be lazy). I know our days like this are numbered with a baby on the way. So I am just soaking it all in and enjoying every minute while it last!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Our little peanut

We had our first prenatal appointment today! It was very exciting to see the ultra sound for the first time! The baby was a little smaller than I thought it would be. All my websites said that the legs and arms would be developed by now but ours were just little nubs. We still got to see and hear the heart beat. It made it a little more real but I am looking forward to the times where it looks more like a baby than a blob of white and grey. I went maternity shopping yesterday for the first time. Since I am no longer fitting in most of my clothes. (well comfortably anyway) I knew my boobs were huge right now but I had no idea I bought a bra that was a 40F holy moly! I am normally a 36D. I still have a little room to grow into it but it's still crazy to think it's only just begun! I asked the midwife if any part of the major pooch I have is baby. Everyone keeps telling me it's impossible that i am showing. She said that it is from the baby growing inside and pushing my intestine out a little bit. This made me feel a little better. Jeremy got to come with me for the first appointment. I'm glad he did. I was pleasantly surprised that he had some question of his own. He probably won't be able to come to all the appointment but it was nice to have him at the first. We'll see which others he can make it to. So all and all things are going well. I have still been really sick all the time but I am hoping that will pass with the first trimester!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Go! Go! Go!

Can I have a weekend to recover from my weekend...Please? Oh my, I feel like I have been on the go this whole weekend... Oh yeah, because I have! All good things but I am pooped! Dinner with my sister on Friday night. Then Saturday I was lucky enough to call it a day early and was able to move up my plans. So I had a late lunch at Postino's with the girls and then off to see Sex and the City 2. Sunday was spent with the Tan family to get together before everybody goes out of town for the summer and celebrate all the summer birthdays. Then today was spent with my family because my Uncle Tom and Aunt Sue were in town for the first time in 30+ years! Phew am I tired! It was all worth it though! All the most important people in my life all in one weekend can't beat that!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

9 weeks pregnant



I am 9 weeks pregnant today. After telling close friends and family in person, finally posting the big news on facebook, now it's no longer a secret. Which is good because I don't know how much longer it would have been a secret physically. I feel huge even though other than some weight gain, bloating, and my boobs being a full cup size bigger there are not many outward changes. The baby is the size of a grape and has reached fetus status. This is nice that the pictures I show Jeremy of what our baby would look like are not nearly as freaky to him. Although he is a little disappointed that the "embryonic tail" has disappeared! He thought our baby having a tail was cool!! I am so looking forward to our first appointment next week. I think that seeing our baby on the screen will really make it real! I have been pretty sick and exhausted recently. Unfortunately it keeps getting worse. I am hoping that I will be one of the lucky ones whose sickness ends with the first trimester. No matter what I take all of the negative symptoms as good sign that everything that is supposed to be happening is happening!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Second times the charm?

This is my second attempt at a blog. My first attempt was chronicling my dating life. When I found myself in a serious relationship and getting married that didn't seem to apply. Now that we are married and expecting our first child I thought would start a new blog that I could chronicle our life together. I am sure this year will be crazy! Newlyweds, being pregnant,and then being parents together for the first time surely will have it's ups and downs! This will be a way to remember as well as update others what's going on in our little family!