Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Last weekend, the hubby & I went and bought 2 pumpkins. One for each of us. We had planned on carving them this week, but he is really busy during the week and we never got around to it.
So this morning we decided that we would have a pumpkin carving contest between the 2 of us.
I think I'm going to win. :snickers:
For one thing, I have finished carving mine. still on the front porch.
I really would like for him to carve his though so I can win fair & square and not just by default.
Would you like to see my pumpkin?
I figured you would.

Isn't he cute?

Friday, October 30, 2009

Still on the case of the missing boots.

A few days ago I posted about having some trouble locating some boots on the DSW website.
(Full story here)
Some of you recommended that I should let customer service know about my displeasure.
So I enlisted the help of a fellow blogger & someone I consider a great blog friend, Chelsea from Roots & Rings.
(She's fantastic. If you're not reading her blog, you're seriously missing out.)
She helped me construct an e-mail to send to customer service.

I heard back from them today. The customer service rep sent me an item number.
She sent the item number for the boots that were directly below the boots I was interested in.

However, I do appreciate the effort. I e-mailed her back, hoping that I can get the correct item number this time.

I'll let y'all know how it turns out.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Naughty Spot

First off let me start by saying that I'm not a big "Supernanny" viewer. Not for any particular reason, I've just never watched the show very much. However, this morning in the midst of my morning sickness I found myself watching Supernanny for one of the first times.

Oh. My. God.

These kids (more like...spawn of..yeah...) were 3 & 5.
They were hitting their parents, screaming, chasing cars (I wish I was kidding), talking back, the list really goes on.
What do the parents do?

"Now little Jimmy, that's not nice."

::insert my blank stare here::

Not nice? Your kid is a little devil, we are way past "not nice" at this point.
Supernanny introduces "The Naughty Spot" (please forgive me for giggling at this)

These kids + Naughty Spot = Ginormous FAIL

They hopped right up, scooted around on there butt, rolled on their stomachs & used many other methods for showing dad what they thought about the Naughty Spot.
All while screaming like a Banshee.

It was more like a workout for dad, he would go pick them up, carry them kicking and screaming & place them back on the naughty spot.

Right. That's effective.

All in all, at the end, several methods later, the kids were a little better. The parents were trying a little harder & maybe they made some progress.

I hope so.
I'll be having nightmares for a week.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

DSW Why must you make life so difficult???

I've been looking for some boots. So naturally I surfed my way over to
Below you will see the fantastic ad from the front page.
Boot Shop
Do you see the very cute brown boots right underneath the $75 & arrow?
Yes, I wanted to look at those. I really like those.
Unfortunately when you click to go to that section, those boots are not on any of the 11 pages of boots in the under $75 section.
They are also not in any of the other sections.
So where are they?
That's a very good question.
I asked myself that same question over and over and over again last night.
I just want some cute brown boots.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

9 Weeks!

* How far along?: 9 weeks!
* Total weight gain: I don't know, I don't have a scale but I'm not noticing anything different.
* How big is baby?: the size of a olive!
* Sex: don't know yet.
* Maternity clothes?: Did I mention how comfortable the jeans are?
* Stretch marks?: Nope, & I'm keeping my fingers crossed on this one.
* Sleep?: It's not too bad.
* Best moment this week? Picking out pumpkins with DH on Saturday.
* Movement?: I'm sure there is, I can't wait till I can feel it.
* Food cravings?: Still very little appetite but I've had a few cravings. Like Lucky Charms lol
* Labor signs?: N/A
* Belly button in or out?: In
* What I miss: Not being nauseated all the time & "feeling" normal. Physically & emotionally.
* What I'm looking forward to: Morning sickness going away. I've been a bad blogger because of it, lol.
* Words of Wisdom: I'm not feeling very wise today, sorry :)
* Milestone: I'm thinking 9 weeks is a pretty great milestone.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Because I rushed through it the first time...

This weekend I started re-reading this...

in preparation for this.

However, moments into it, I clearly remembered why New Moon was my least favorite of all of these.

Why you ask?
Cause there is nowhere near enough of him...


I feel Bella's pain.
I miss him too.

The first time I read it, I could not wait to get to the end of New Moon. I kept telling myself, there are 2 more books. He HAS to come back.

My crazy friends & I went to the midnight showing of Twilight when it came out, & are planning on doing the same for New Moon because we are dorks like that

I can't wait.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Hills Are For Climbing

A friend of mine's Grandmother wrote this poem. I have some friends going through some tough times right now & honestly, We could all take these words to heart. Everybody has "those days".

Hills Are For Climbing
I never learned a lesson from the valleys of my days
Where all was peace and drowsiness and safety from the frays
But, oh, the hills I had to climb
To make my dreams come true
Refined my spirit, gave it wings, and taught it patience too.
For God who knows us each the best
Has also perfect timing
For my own good, He gave me hills
And strength to do the climbing.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Musical Due Dates!

We started at June 3rd, then June 2nd. Today my Dr. changed it yet again, to June 1st.
We are literally & figuratively getting closer every week.

Your baby is growing like mad, putting on about a millimeter every day and continuing to straighten out in the trunk. Though you can't feel it yet, baby is moving those little arms, legs and (now only slightly) webbed fingers and toes like crazy.

* How far along?: 8 weeks!
* Total weight gain: none so far : )
* How big is baby?: the size of a raspberry!
* Sex: don't know yet, I can't wait to find out though!
* Maternity clothes?: umm I don't need them but I did buy a pair of jeans cause they were on sale...p.s. They are comfy!
* Stretch marks?: Nope, but I did but some of the new Victoria's Secret Cocoa Butter! It's Awesome!!!
* Sleep?: Same as last time. On this mattress? yeah right...I'm sleeping okay, not great but I'm only waking up once or twice.
* Best moment this week? Seeing the ultrasound & heartbeat last Tuesday.
* Movement?: Not that I can feel, but it should be moving a little: )
* Food cravings?: Mostly I'm not hungry at all & nothing sounds good, but every once in a while I'll have a craving for something in particular.
* Labor signs?: N/A
* Belly button in or out?: In
* What I miss: Not being nauseated all the time & "feeling" normal. Physically & emotionally.
* What I'm looking forward to: Morning sickness going away. I've been a bad blogger, lol.
* Words of Wisdom: If you need to drink something with caffine, it's OK. Everything in moderation. : )
* Milestone: We have a heartbeat & pictures of our little miracle!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Poor DH

He had to have a tooth pulled today.
The poor dear isn't feeling well tonight at all.
I fixed him soup & have been snuggling with him on the couch.
I hope all of you had a great weekend!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

For the record...

If my child ever ever hides in a box in the attic, while I am calling for him...for hours & I have to involve the police, army, CNN & their "Balloon experts." He will be in so soooo much trouble it won't even be funny.
His brother would also be in major trouble for co-conspiracy. Telling his mother that he saw his brother get into the balloon? Really? He would be grounded till college...or later.
Oh man.
Talk about 2 little boys that would be in serious trouble.

I know what some of you might be thinking. At least he's safe.
Yes, he's safe & there would have been a window of opportunity for a free pass when I wouldn't have been mad.
Maybe for like 5 minutes. For instance,

Boy 1: "Mom, boy 2 floated away in the weather balloon"
Me:" WHAT????"
Boy 1: "Just kidding, he's hiding in the attic cause he's afraid you''ll be mad he let the balloon go."

See no harm done.

When it comes to this:

There is harm done.
When the police have to be involved, that free pass floats right out the window, flying as high & fast as a weather balloon.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Houston...we have...


& A BABY!!!!
Measuring 6 weeks 6 days with a heart rate of 120 bpm.
Wow, just wow.
What an awesome experience.

Monday, October 12, 2009


First off, let me say how much I loved all of your comments on my "progress" post. I'm so excited to have all of you behind me on all of this.

Secondly, I had a pretty good weekend. My amazingly sweet husband brought roses home on Friday. They are the hot pink ones! Sooo pretty. We went to dinner & a movie with some friends on Saturday night. We saw Couples Retreat! We loved it, it was really funny! On Sunday we went to church, & then afterwards I started making my first quilt!

All of this pales in comparison to the fact that we have our very first ultra sound tomorrow morning! While I haven't figured out how I'm going to drink 32oz of anything, manage to keep it down or not wet my pants yet, I'm so excited. We are going to see our baby for the very first time!

So if you happen to think about us tonight or tomorrow, just send out a little prayer for calm hearts & minds, I so desperately want everything to be okay.
Thank you!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

6 weeks (a little late)

Growing like crazy, baby is starting to sprout eyes, ears, nose, cheeks and chin. Those little hands and feet- still webbed like paddles- might wiggle by week's end, the heart is beating, and blood is starting to circulate.

* How far along?: 6 weeks 2 days!
* Total weight gain: I don't think so, maybe a pound or two of bloat, lol
* How big is baby?: the size of a sweet pea!
* Sex: don't know yet, I can't wait to find out though!
* Maternity clothes?: umm I don't need them but I did buy a pair of jeans cause they were on sale...p.s. They are comfy!
* Stretch marks?: Nope, & I'm stocked up on Belly Butter
* Sleep?: On this mattress? yeah right...I'm sleeping okay, not great but I'm only waking up once or twice.
* Best moment this week? Holding MC & Tiny's new baby girl on Sunday night. cuddled p on the couch, I could smell that new baby smell & my nausea completely went away. It was the best I have felt all week.
* Movement?: Not that I can feel, but it might be wiggling around in there soon! : )
* Food cravings?: I had my first one today (that's what prompted this) Papa Johns Breadsticks! It was the first thing that has tasted good in a few days.
* Labor signs?: N/A
* Belly button in or out?: In
* What I miss: Not feeling like I'm going to throw up Seriously, the term morning sickness is waaay too specific. It's more like all day sickness.
* What I'm looking forward to: Our first ultrasound on Tuesday!
* Words of Wisdom: Keep saltines by the bed, & drink water.
* Milestone: We've made it 6 weeks, I wasn't entirely optimistic in the beginning, but we are still going strong!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The case of the missing phone charger.

iPhones are awesome. I absolutely love mine.
One of the cool things about an iPhone is that they have the ability to charge when you connect them to your computer via a little cable.
That is also how how you get pictures of the oh so cute onesies you painted & gave to your family member to announce your pregnancy, pictures that you promised to share with your faithful blog friends. Those kinds of pictures.
That incredibly nifty little cable...gone.
No clue where it went. Thus I still have no pictures to show you.
Sad day.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Swine Flu Paranoia

Happy weekend everyone!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Sorry I made you wait....

So I went to the Dr. on Tuesday for a repeat beta.
If you remember, my first beta last Tuesday was only 47.
Well this week, my beta has skyrocketed to 1880!!!
That's a great number. We are most definitely pregnant!
Our first ultrasound is in 2 weeks, Oct 13.
I am so excited!