Saturday, February 27, 2010

Sonogram Pictures

Pumpkin Pie?

So, the sonogram yesterday was just...... amazing. I could see my little baby moving around -- I didn't think that was possible!As soon as the tech put the thing on my stomach, baby was so freggin adorable-- I was so dang excited. The heart beat was very strong and it was just too cute. My mom got to come with me, so that was wonderful. I wouldn't have been able to just do that alone. I mean... the rest I am sure I can go alone, but it was nice to have family come with me.

So...the tech told me I was 10 weeks 2 days, and I was PISSED.....but apparently, I'm 9 weeks 6 days.So... my bad I guess....but.... I mean... I don't expect the measurements to be perfect,but that tech was a real doucher. I wanted to slap her right in the mouth. For goodness sake, she said "more better"...and we all know how I feel about idiots..... but a few friends said when they got their sonograms, it was off. My friend Monica said the doctor was off by 2 weeks for her little girl, so I'm good to go.

I'm going to go to Walgreen's in a little bit so I can scan all of the pictures onto a disk, and get some hard copies for LJ to have. The other pictures of the baby aren't as clear as the one I previously posted, because that was a miracle shot. The other 4 shots the baby looks like.... well.... not a baby. it looks like a gopher or something. Very weird. The first thing LJ said after he saw the picture? "baby has a big head!" so-- yay for him being SO romantic.

I woke up this morning, dying for french toast and pumpkin pie. I went to the store thinking I would just have to do the french toast? but NO! Fry's had pumpkin pie. And Cheetos. I went to dinner with George last night, and he started talking about Cheetos-and so, that's what I'm eating.And it is amazing.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Baby Picture!!!

Um.. how cute it is that it looks like it's giving me the sign for "I love you"?

I told you... this baby is going to be awesome!

Thursday, February 25, 2010


So, I weighed myself again this morning. I've lost FOUR pounds since January 21st. So, if every calculation is correct, I'm 9 weeks pregnant, and have LOST weight. I mean, I'm not a small girl by any means, but I thought only super over weight people lost weight when they got pregnant? My doctor had told me that by week 12, I should have gained around 5 pounds. I mean, usually, I'll all for losing weight, but I'm just a little worried. My mom keeps telling me I need to nourish her grandchild. I agree, but I just can't seem to eat that much. For breakfast, I HAVE to eat, or I get sick from the prenatals.... I eat lunch every day--my coworkers can vouch for me on that! I just have a hard time eating more than rice and oreos for dinner. OH! Speaking of dinner.....I made rice & FRENCH ONION SOUP! And, get was Campbell's. Freaking Campbell's caned soup. And it was amazing. I can't believe this. I've been on a quest for 8 weeks now, and it was just right there. Insane.

So.. tomorrow is the big day! First Sonogram! My mom just called to tell me she was sick though.... and I REALLY don't want to go alone for this. I might have to bring my sister. And now? I'm crying, because my freaking husband should be there with me but no. Like anything could ever be easy right? 14 more days. And bad news, the sluts back--but LJ reassured me, she won't be there when I'm there. Because I will slap sluts. :)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

my husband


So, I might not think it always, because really? You can't ALWAYS this this way, but my husband is amazing. I was thinking about the very first date we went on, and I couldn't stop smiling this morning. It was so sweet. I flew into San Antonio, TX to meet him,and we went on the river walk, and watched a scary movie back in the hotel....where he passed out like, 10 minutes into the movie....which he still does, no matter the movie.

I really think before the split, I took a lot of the cute little things he did for granted(after he was home from Iraq), and I am SO happy we decided to do this again. I simply love the man. And I espically love how now, he constantly is asking how I'm feeling. Which, by the way, is the nicest thing ever for some reason. Mostly because that's about all he can do from Kentucky, and I'm stuck here in Arizona.So, basically, that's all for this post. I just love my husband. :)

And, everything pregnancy wise? Totally awesome today. Yay!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Bored at work=Me finding nursery ideas!

So, here I am, sitting at work, not interpreting a thing. It. Is. Awesome.....sometimes. Like right now!
So, I'm set on sea monkey's nursery colors.
Green, brown, and either pink or blue. (come on pink!)
I don't know why I like this, but it just seems better than primary colors because I hate those, and green and brown go with pink or blue beautifully.
So... here are some of the ideas I've seen so far

I love this one. It's simple, so I can add paintings, and mirrors and whatever else I find to match.

This one, I don't love, but it had some potential I think.

And this one I like also, but where the white is on top, I'd want whatever color the baby is.

And.... so, that's pretty much all I have. My mom found a pretty cool crib for us today. it goes from crib, to a day bed, to a full sized bed. DH and I found one at target we liked, but after seeing my MiL's friend and her son's crib... I might not want to go that route. PLUS-- LJ has an old dresser that I've been dying to paint anyway, so I might just get that chance. And by paint, I mean stain, and get new handles. But... we'll see about all that.
I don't know if I LOVE it, but I do love that it has a changing table with a stand like..right there. But, while in KY the husband and I will be looking at all kinds of baby swag anyway :)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

OH! I almost forgot!

I took this photo right after LJ left for Iraq....
If we have a boy, I seriously think he's going to look like this, since I think LJ kinda looked like this when he was a baby. I'm hoping for a girl, but look at this sweet little boy!


Fun work times, and no more skanks!

So... yesterday was the best work day EVER. There are two clients that we interpret for ( there are 3 of us, which makes it pretty much amazing) were both absent. So, at first, I was upset that we had to go in at all. But... I basically just made my husband's life 100% easier. I looked on the Tiffany&Co's website, and not only found him my birthday wish, but also, "hey you just pushed out a human, here's a present" wish. Both are simple, and adorable.

Because he should want me to have a VERY Happy Birthday:
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Ear Rings for allowing a human to grow inside of me:
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I've been obsessed with that ring style since the first time I met my MiL. She has this amazingly simply yet beautiful silver ring, from Sundance, and its discontinued! Jerks! Anyway, I have my "love the life you live" one, and it's nice, I love it, but I just love Tiffany's more. I swear I'm not a prissy girl that only likes jewelry for a gift, but since our wedding, my DH has just been good about Tiffanys! And, it just makes for an easy gift picking experience for him. So, really? I'm just trying to keep the guy happy. :)

So, after the Tiffany's experience..... we decided to go to lunch. But first, one of the other interpreters, Rachel, wanted to go look at some shoes at payless, and like I'd ever refuse shoe shopping? Yeah right. So, we all went! Becky and I rode together, and followed Rach, because she had to go to a professional development thing... I still don't know what it is exactly... but anyway. We got to Payless, and I was cracking up. We were all aisles away from each other. I'm telling you, it was funny. So after an unsuccessful journey for shoe shopping, we tried on sunglasses.

This is Becky as an old man, and myself, as an old lady. I don't really think this is the case, but she insisted that she looked like an old man, in aviators.
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And this is me, after buying the old man aviators. hah
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After that, we went to Applebees. I have been craving french onion soup from panara since.... about week 6, and I was VERY excited when I saw it on the menu for the bees! But, sadly, it wasn't the same. My spinach and shrimp salad was good though. :) Baby wanted mozzarella sticks.... ok I lied. I wanted them. haha.. but I ate quite healthy..go me!

And just now, my DH called and gave me the worlds best news! The slut is gone!!!! wooooohoooooo!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

8 weeks, one day..I think! pants are tight now. I had to unbutton the top button of my dress pants today after lunch.....I went to target, and tj maxx to look for some more stretchy jeans, but no success(....kinda a success, I got mascara, nail polish, some blush, a cardigan and 2 movies.....but no pants). And really? The belly band already? So not excited for that one... but such is life I suppose.

I'm feeling like, amazing these days. Occasionaly I need some saltines, but I'm happy to say I did not rely on ONE today! woooooohoo! But right now? I'm eating PASTINA... basically, it's pasta that looks like little stars...and it's simply amazing. I fully intend on feeding this to my little sea monkey as baby food, because apparently, that's what you do when you're Italian, or so says my Nona.

I feel so bad for DH.. he's been going in to work at 4am, and not getting home until pretty late. :/
I miss him like crazy. 2 and 1/2 weeks and I'll be there, but I seriously don't think these next 2 weeks will go very fast at all. :( but, I got this thing so hopefully, he can hear the heart beat when I'm there, since he wont be there for the first maybe that will be exciting.

Aaaaand now my dog is eating a shoe. YAY!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

8 weeks!

And... this is 8 weeks. People that see me say that they can't tell, but I mean....come on! I can see it, and if you can not, I suggest purchasing some glasses. :)

Really, no one can tell when I have my work clothes on unless I point it out, because I don't wear belly shirts to work, so... there's that.. and since I basically work ALL THE TIME, that might be why, but who knows. All I know, is I'm super excited! I go for the first sonogram on the 25th of this month, and I can not will this week to go fast enough.... !


Ok, this is me in the beginning of December. I worked like crazy to drop weight. I did the prism diet, and that works wonders. I cheated on Thanksgiving and Halloween, but I basically had been on that diet since mid-September 2009....and I can't figure out how to post more than one picture at a time on this with out is looking silly.... so..... I'm going to post me at 8 weeks, which is today!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

First OB appt!

So... after the light bleeding and everything yesterday, I was expecting to be rushed in to the room for an exam...but no.... I sat there. And sat there. And sat some more... until I had sat there for 2 hours. THEN I was called back. But, everything is 100% fine with this little baby. I'm 8 weeks, and everything is wonderful. I got a due date of September 25th, and apparently, my uterus is just lovely, and in a great position. So... yay me! haha..... seriously? That was random. She just randomly said it to me. Like "hey I like ice cream -and your uterus is just great." I mean, I suppose that's her job? But... weird anyway. But, it put my mind at ease.. and that's all that matters. BUT--the exciting part is, I get a sonogram in a week! That's way more exciting that ANYTHING EVER! And... I have a due date! September 25th! My MiL's friend gave me a TON of books to borrow, and so-I'm looking forward to reading all that- but there's one for LJ and I'm dying for him to read it. I wish he were more involved, but such is life.

In other news? I don't know why I subject myself to bull crap from certain douchers. I can't be stressed because of a jerk yelling at me.
The end.

Monday, February 15, 2010


This afternoon at work, I noticed a bit of light bleeding-- Thank God for nice coworkers.... I went home, and here I am resting. My OBGYN said I need a day of rest, and to drink a ton of fluids, and eat some food with iron... so... I'm trying! I am freaking out, I cried for like an hour.. and now I'm trying to relax. I'm having a hard time with it though!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Lemon aid Lemon aid Lemon aid!

I have been drinking lemon aid NON-STOP today. Really, it started last week, when I went to subway. I randomly ordered one, and it was delicious. Then, before running some work related errands, I was quite parched, so I went to order one at a fast food place which shall remain un-named because I hate that place. :) THEN! Today, I had some weird craving for Chick-Fil-A.
Actually, it wasn't weird. I was shopping at El Con Mall (yuck city! I don't speak Spanish, and I was born in America, so I didn't really belong there), because I am in a wedding in May. Actually, the day before I move back to KY. I am going to be super pregnant at that point.. and that's weird. Anyway, there was a Chick-Fil-A in the same shopping area, along with a Target (I think I should be banned from Target by the way, but that's another topic!). So after spending a kajillion dollars at Target, and resisting buying baby crap and buying raspberry lemon aid, I went to get some waffle fries. And I thought that was it. But.... I got a whole meal, lemon aid included, and Sweet Baby Jesus it was delicious. But, I will say, their lemon aid has pulp in it... anyone that knows anything about me, knows I HATE PULP!!! And Sierra Mist. God help you if you try to pass that crap off for Sprite. I know the difference. Just ask my poor unsuspecting husband. Poor guy. hahah.....

So, the pregnancy thing? I love it. I figured out what works and what doesn't. Eating cereal for breakfast works.. anything else doesn't. Which.... is very weird, considering I didn't really like cereal much before. I like food you actually cook, and I blame that fully on my Mother, because that woman made us breakfast all the time... and I really hope I'm half the mother she is. I'm super lucky to have had her cooking me home made meals every day. And, as Elijah will GLADLY tell you... I didn't have kool-aid until I was 19 years old. I basically hope to shelter this baby from all that crap for as long as possible too!! poor thing. hahaha...

I'm really excited for Tuesday! I have my first OB appt... and while it will be OH so uncomfortable, it will be worth it. Really? Does anyone really sit and think "man oh man.. when I grow up? I want to be a doctor that shoves my hands in women"? I guess so, and that is disturbing. Big time. Yuck. And, like..25 days or so after that, I'll be going to KENTUCKY! woohoo!!! What's even more exciting, is that I'll start posting pregnancy pictures around that time. I just didn't really want to post anything until 3 months or so. I did take a before picture though. Although, I didn't know it was a before picture. I think it was the end of November or begining of November.. and I'm sure I gained some serious weight over the holidays, because again, my mother is an amazing cook, and so is my Nona. So... I was kinda screwed. I will say this though.. my 16 year old sister and I still can wear the came jeans! haha...

In other news.. Jazmine is sleeping soundly on my bed. Poor little cat. Daizy is a bully. Ha. Literally. She's a pitbull mix. She's mixed with idiot though, because that dog is dumb. I think I have to find her another home before this baby's born. :(

Sunday is valentines day. Notice it is not capitalized. It is because I loathe that day. Yes, I love presents, flowers and candy, but no, I do not need Halmark to force me to celebrate it. Elijah bought me a Zune last year, and I loved it, but he smartly gave it to me after v-day. But, I am going to my parents house, because my mother is making us all chicken parm and angel hair. And I bought my Dad a special valentines gift, called pink and white peanut M&Ms. It's his weakness.

Monday? Work...hopefully things are better there.. then the other job.. then dinner with my MiL SiL and GiL... maybe FiL?

Tuesday, the OB appt!
yay Tuesday!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

So today, I'm feeling much better than yesterday. I ate breakfast before I took my prenatal, and it made all the difference in the world. I feel a little light headed at times, but other than that, I think it's going to be smooth sailing now. I just had to figure out what made me sick and what helps, and I think everything will be just fine. Stress was a big factor for me I noticed. Whenever I was upset, or arguing with my DH or worrying about work... really anything that stressed me, I would get nauseated, so.. I'm trying to work on that. Not an easy job for me. I think I was born stressing out! Thankfully, I have a great support system here in Tucson until I'm back with Elijah. I can not wait for that day. Silly as it may be, I have a count down on my phone, and there's 31 days left until I'm there in March... it's not too much longer. We've been through worse, that's for sure. It's just slightly upsetting that he's not able to see the subtle changes every day that I'm seeing. Soon enough I suppose. And he'll be around for the BIG changes, so that's a relief. Poor guy slid into a ditch last night after work due to the weather in KY....yuck.

In other news.... Because I said the baby wanted it, my little mommy made me beef stroganoff last night, and while I normally hate eating red meat, it was amazing. I think that my body is realizing that it needs more iron, and since I refuse to take iron pills, that was very helpful. I don't even know why I was craving that particular dish. I hadn't had it in years, and it's not as if it's something I grew up eating.... this baby is nuts already. And rightfully so I suppose... look at who the parents are. :)

Monday, February 8, 2010

Morning Sickness SUCKS

So, I guess the label on the prenatal vitamins that says "take with food" was serious. Because this morning before I left for work, I took the dang thing, and I was literally forcing myself to hyperventilate so I wouldn't puke all over my car. Really bad news. I'm in my office right now, trying to eat a bagel, and it's just not working out very well. YUCK.

My DH is all better this morning. We spoke at like, 11:00p my time, and he sounded a heck of a lot better then, and even more so this morning. So... Ft. Knox bowling alley? I'll drop kick you if you make him sick again ( I don't deal with people puking very well).

I think it's adorable how the grandmas are acting right now. They are already picking out little things for the baby, and it's making my heart smile. OH! And I got LJ to agree on Sophia! YES! He picked the boys name, I picked the girls name. We were going to do Christina but, I just really like the name Sophia. I mean, come on.. how cute is it going to be when we call that sweet little baby Sophie? Agh... already set on it being a girl. haha.... Honestly I don't really care as long as it's healthy, and is going to kick ass at using ASL. I'm serious about that last part.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sick Husband.

So, LJ apparently got food poisoning last night. I believe the bad food was helped along with the beer, but I'm no doctor. Anyway, I hadn't heard from him all day--so I was upset, mad, really pissed, then worried. So I freaked out. This baby? Does not like me freaking out. So, he/she decided to make me sick until I heard from LJ. Which was by the way 5pm Tucson time. 7pm Kentucky time. So you can see why I was so pissed at first yes? I called my MiL even! She was quite helpful. My favorite thing about having a relationship with her...even though it doesn't happen often? Ganging up on LJ. Most fun a girl can have. :)

Anyway, all is well. I got my prenatal vitamins on Friday, and while they are huge and smell like what I imagine death to smell like, they're getting the job done, and I feel good about this all. I just can't wait until I can see the baby through an US or SG. One more week until I hear ANYTHING.. then a few weeks after that I get to see my DH..and his room mates. BOOOOO for him having room mates. I should perhaps mention something at this point. He and I split up for a bit. We just... did. He came to AZ for Christmas, and we decided to get back together, and ya know... had just a great time. :) And then found out I was pregnant. So. yay us!
We were very thrilled with the news, and I'll be moving back there in May or June.

My mother started showing at 3 months, and my Nona started showing at 2.... and I believe I'm 6 weeks..... and I swear, I'm just bloated, but sweet Lord. I love stretchy jeans!

Go Saints!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Being pregnant...

So, I've wanted this so badly, for such a long time... I don't think I've wanted anything more really. I can't even put into words how happy I am to be pregnant. So, I thought I'd share with friends and family that aren't able to see me on a daily basis, on how I look, feel and what I crave. Like, this morning for example....I HATE McDonald's. Hate it. But, this morning, I found myself pulling into the drive through and ordering a flippin' vanilla milkshake, and a bacon, egg and cheese biscuit sandwich (gross). Also, I've had a strong desire for Slurpees, preferably blue ones. Like that in "Juno"...I will say--I one-upped her. I didn't puke into an urn, or at all for that matter. Yay me! I think after my appointment with my normal physician today, I am going to start taking my weekly, or monthly picture of the belly. I know I'm not close to showing yet--but I really feel HUGE some days ( those days? they're not fun...I want to stab people on those days). I've also decided that I'm having a girl. I mean, I'm like 5 or 6 weeks along I think... it's a dang tadpole. But I really think it's going to be a girl. I can just feel it. I'm going to feel dumb when it comes out a boy though. Maybe I can trade it for a girl?