Thursday, October 30, 2008

It's a ...


Scott and I are beyond thrilled that our baby girl is healthy and right on schedule! She's measuring right where she should be and it was amazing getting to see her this morning! We have a cd with pictures, but I'm not sure how to get them off yet. Once we get that figured out, you'll get to meet our daughter!

Our daughter... wow...

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Baby Bump at 16 weeks

Baby Bump at 17 weeks

Baby Bump at 18 weeks

Baby Bump at 19 weeks

Yay! 19 Weeks!!

funny story

I couldn't find that thing that holds my pants upthis morning (bella band), so I came to work intending to put a rubber band on my pants (through the button hole) to keep them up. Well, my pants have 2 buttons, so that required 2 rubber bands. And the bigger, stretchier ones didn't work, they let my pants gap too much. So I put on 2 little, tight rubber bands. It's worked fine, and I didn't think a thing more about it.

I actually planned lunch away from work today with 2 coworkers. When I got up to go to lunch, I realized that I really need to go to the bathroom first, so I ran down the hall. I got into the stall and looked down to rediscover those rubber bands I'd forgotten about! Not good timing, I really had to go! Fortunately, no one else was in there, because I started dancing around in my haste to get the bands off! I'm going to have to give myself more time next time!! (Or find my bella band!!)

oh yeah

And we ordered our baby furniture this weekend too! JCPenney's had baby furniture 15-40% off, so we took advantage of that and the free shipping by shipping it to our local store!

2 more days!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Great Weekend!

Last week was far from great, so this weekend was especially nice. I wrote last week about the fun weekend we had with family in Stillwater. I left out the part about my nephew throwing up for 3 hours Saturday night. We all thought that his dinner just didn't agree with him, so we all cuddled on him and helped clean up his mess. Then Monday afternoon, his mom came down with the stomach virus, then Tuesday at midnight, my inlaws both had it, and it shot us both out of bed at 3am. From 3-5am we were rushing for the bathroom, sometimes at the same time. Scott and I both took off Tuesday and I stayed home Wednesday, Scott went in after lunchtime. That virus hung around until Friday or so, it was so draining! My aunt was supposed to come and stay with us Friday night, but I called and cancelled her earlier in the week. I'm glad I did, our house was a disaster! We spent the better part of Friday afternoon/evening and Saturday until 2:30 (Go Cowboys!) cleaning, organizing (nesting??) and just generally getting stuff done.

I don't what the reason behind my energy was. Here are some options.
1. First weekend at home where I wasn't sick with All Day Sickness since JULY!!
2. Rebound energy from the ADS (see above) and the stomach virus
3. Second trimester energy??

Whatever the cause, I'm glad it was here. When we moved into our house, we just threw stuff where it seemed convienent, and now that we know our house a little better, I got to organize some stuff. Mostly stuff in the laundry room. We have these great cabinets (that I cannot even begin to reach!) that were just sitting there, empty. I've fixed that problem! I think my new "system" will be great! :)

Saturday night, we had a few of my coworkers over for a Pumpkin Carving Party! I took some pictures, so I will post those tonight once they are uploaded to my computer. It was a lot of fun! I got to do a little cooking for it (I made Mummies (pigs in a blanket), cheese dip, punch, set out chips, and lots of candies!) with very little clean up which is always great!

Scott and I led the 4th grade Sunday School class yesterday morning as subs. We'd been warned about this class before, but it wasn't so bad. It was the Drama unit, so they kids got to get up and move around a little. I thought they followed directions really well. There were only 10 (3 girls, 7 boys) but I'd been warned that there could have been up to 17! All in all, I was pretty proud of the two of us, having never had to have a group of kids organized together!

The rest of our Sunday was good too. We went to lunch after work, then we went and voted. 6,100 people in our county voted this weekend! Once we got home, it was mid afternoon, and I was surprisingly still awake! I didn't feel the need for a nap, so I got some stuff done for our garage sale this weekend. We've got some big items (couch, washer/dryer, tables) and lots of little things, so I didn't want to wait until Friday to start! I swept out our garage and cleaned off some shelves to set stuff on. I began pricing a few things, but mostly just got things organized in my mind. We'll be ready to go Saturday morning at 7!

Today is 19 weeks exactly. That means that I'll be taking my "19 week" picture tonight! Once that's done, I'll upload it along with my pumpkin party pictures, and I'll try to get those posted on here!

Wows: energy this weekend, finally feeling better, time spent with friends, time spent with Scott this weekend
Pows: a friend couldn't come Saturday night because she was and still is sick

Monday, October 20, 2008

Today is Oct. 20th. That means that there are only 10 days left until we find out if we're having a boy or a girl! I'm so excited! Apparently it's in my subconscious too, because I've been dreaming about it. And not good dreams. I guess I've been reading too much medical stuff because my last nightmare was really sad and scary.

So I'm going to Barnes and Noble when I get off work to buy Belly Laughs and A Girlfriend's Guide to Pregnancy. Both are supposed to be fun and really make fun of the strange things that happen during pregnancy. I'm ready for a few laughs and not so much medical stuff! My dreams need to lighten up!

Wows: 10 more days!
Pows: 10 more days :(

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Home for a while

Scott and I (and sometimes the pups) have been traveling so much lately. Three weekends in a row we've driven 6 hours on Friday and 6 hours on Sunday. This was the last of our fall travels until Thanksgiving, and we're so excited about that!

I'm sitting in Scott's parent's living room this morning. We're going to get on the road in about 30 minutes, drive our 6 hours, then be home for something like 5 weekends! It will be great!

We came to Stillwater this weekend to meet up with Scott's sister, K, and her baby, I, to celebrate his first birthday. They already did the traditional Korean Tol birthday. It's really interesting. They put out a platter with different items and let him pick 1 or 2 to see what his future holds: red thread (long life), money (wealth), book (scholar), mask (it was keychain sized - for warrior) and they did something American, a football (athlete). His first item was a book, then he threw it on the ground, so they let him grab something else and he grabbed the money. So Korean tradition tells us that he will be a wealthy scholar! I told K that it must mean that he will take care of his parents in their old age!

That's about all I've got for now. Let's see, wows and pows of the weekend:
Wows: hanging out with Scott's family, snuggling with baby I, seeing Scott playing dad with baby I, watching the OSU Cowboys go 7-0 for the season so far!
Pows: teaching my pups to leave the baby alone (Zoe just wants to be bffs and kept licking him, and Colby didn't like when I was holding Isaac, growling!), riding 6 hours on Friday, (about to ride 6 hours soon!), going back to work on Monday.

I wish the weekends were 5 days long, and the work weeks were only 2!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Writer's Workshop

Mama's Losing It hosts a Writer's Workshop on Thursdays. I've been reading for a while, and I've decided to challenge myself to write it this week. It's a lot like journaling to me, and I've never been comfortable with that, so I'm not too sure what will come out of this! The prompt choices this week are:

1.) Recall a time when you did something to get noticed. Write about it.
2.) Begin with “I wish someone told me…”
3.) If you could rearrange three things about your life what would they be?
4.) What do you love to create?

I'm going to choose #2.

I wish someone told me that life wasn't easy. Wait, people did. Maybe I wish I had more specifics about what would not be easy or maybe that I had just believed "them."

  • "They" said that dating was hard. It wasn't, at first. Dating was easy! Get asked out, go to dinner, see a movie, go home. Then feelings get involved. That's where dating starts to become hard. Once feelings get invovled, good or bad, dating is hard!
  • "They" said college would be hard. It wasn't, at first, either! Go to class, study, do your work, take the tests, get good grades. Wait, doing all of that doesn't automatically lead to good grades?? What? You can study your tail off and squeak by on a test with a C!! That's where college gets hard! Then trying to figure out how to balance dating and college, that's hard too.
  • "They" said that marriage would be hard. Nope, piece of cake! (Getting to the wedding day, challenging, the actually being married part, easy!) Oh, Scott is still in college, I'm working a real job, and a fairy doesn't come at night to give us extra money, do the dishes, do the laundry, cook, clean or take out the trash?? Oooh, that's where it's hard!
  • "They" said that pregnancy would be hard, especially for me. At first, it was only hard to not shout our news from my rooftop! Then it was hard to keep my breakfast, lunch, and dinner in my stomach. Now it is hard waiting til the next ultrasound (2 weeks!!!). Then it will be hard to pick a name. Then it will be hard being pregnant and waiting! So far, my fibromyalgia hasn't flared up, and I pray that it doesn't. If it does, that will make things harder for sure.
  • "They" say that having kids is hard.
  • "They" say that raising kids is hard.

Something "they" don't tell you is to avoid all of these things. No one tells you that any of these items is so hard to never do them. That means that all of these hard things must be worth it! Dating? Yes
College? Yes
Marriage? Definitely yes!
Pregnancy? While I'm not done yet, I expect this to be a yes too!
Having and raising kids? People have done it as far back as Adam and Eve, so I'm going to go with a yes there too.

See, I didn't know where this was going, but I actually like the outcome. This tells me that just because something is hard doesn't mean it shouldn't be done! I'm glad I did this writing today, thanks, Mama Kat!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Life has been kind of crazy lately! We're 17 weeks along and I'm finally not feeling sick all the time! That is such a blessing. I'm able to be around people eating meat now! I will try to remember to post my latest belly pictures. We've taken them every Monday since week 12. I can tell a difference in the way my pants fit, but nothing is really visible yet.

Last weekend was my Jen's baby shower! It was a lot of fun, but the best part was just hanging out with her and her hubby at her grandparent's house the nights before and after. We went from living together for our senior year of college, to seeing each other about once a year since then; it's no fun! She is expecting Hannah Brooke mid-January, and I can't wait to meet her!

Two of my coworkers have a kindergartner. Every day they ask her what her Wows and Pows of the school day were, Wows being what was the best part of the day, Pows being something disappointing or bad about the day. I've realized that I've been giving myself Wows and Pows daily for a while too without really thinking about it! I'm going to try to put that on my posts here too. What were your Wows and Pows of today?

Wows: These yummy gummy life savers I'm enjoying right now; the grace that God made evident during our Wednesday meditation at work; my husband (away on business) called before he left his hotel for the day just to say hey; that my sick dog (Zoe) of a few days ago is home and feeling better; that my BCF (Best Canadian Friend) might be calling me tonight
Pows: That little Zoe has to take medication for the next 6 days; that Scott will not be home until tomorrow night; that someone ate the end of the cherry tomatoes out of the work fridge that I was so looking forward to; that today is National Stillbirth and Childloss Day

Tonight I will enjoy being at home with my pups, enjoying a quiet house, and looking forward to my husband being home soon. I have a coworker who is a year older than me. She and her husband have been married 3 years, but he has been in Afghanistan for the last 15 months for work. I don't know who he works for, but I would hate my husband to be away for that long, and especially to there. I just couldn't handle it. Scott has been gone since Monday, and that's long enough for me!

Happy Wednesday!