Wednesday, September 26, 2007

I'm so Excited!!!

And I just can't hide it!!!!!!!! WOO WEE!!!! off on a tangent there. :)

I have searched and searched tonight (instead of working for some OT...oops! I have my priorities!) and I THINK I have found out that we can get into Magic Kingdom the day of the Halloween Party at 5. Someone even posted on this one website that they got in at 4. WOO HOO!!!!!!!! I am going to pray we can get in early (I'd LOVE to get in at 4!!) and then we can ride our favorite rides and get our meal before the party starts at 7. I am just so stinkin happy right now.

I am trying to decide if DH and I should dress up or not. DS will be Superman. I was thinking about being a Colts fan (well, duh, I already am!) by wearing my jersey, painting my face, and spraying my hair blue for the night. That was last year's idea though (that I never got to use, grumble, grumble...that's a whole other issue). Any ideas on a costume?? I do not want to spend a ton of money. I don't want to be a Disney character. And I don't make my own least not with the time crunch of 10 days. What should I be??!?! Please leave me any ideas you've got! DH wants to be Peyton Manning. Seriously, during football season, he gets told ALL THE TIME that he looks just like Peyton Manning. We get stopped in grocery stores, Wal-Mart, all sorts of places! So this is a possibility for him. But what about me?!?! Ahhh...I may have to hit the party store tomorrow to see what they've got that's not too trampy.

Other than that, not too much new to report tonight. I now have 6 days until my doctor's appointment. I'm so excited about that. Hoping that appointment will make it "more real" for me. I told superjayman today that it feels like an out of body experience when I tell people I am pregnant. I hear myself say it, but it's like I am telling it from across the room or I'm watching myself tell people. It's really weird!!

Tonight I am just excited. :) Better than being a downer, huh?? :)

Oohh....Private Practice starts tonight and Grey's is back tomorrow!!!! Super duper woo hoo!!!!

One other thing...tomorrow...September 27th is Superjayman's birthday. :) Stop on over and give her a big b-day shout!! I won't state her age (not that she even looks NEAR her age!). Hopefully she'll post soon!

Have a great night all and a wonderful OP Thursday!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

I'm a widow.....

A Halo 3 widow that is. The game came out at midnight and DH had to get it on his way home from work. So now he is in the other room playing that. Guess I won't see him the rest of the night. That's okay b/c he's been a pregnancy widow lately, so guess I can't blame him.

We had our 2nd annual fall party on Saturday. It went great. We had a good turnout and good food. Everyone had a great time. I can definitely tell we are getting older and everyone has kids...everyone was gone by 9 p.m.!!! LOL!!! I went to bed at 10, slept until almost 830 Sunday morning, then took a 3 hour nap Sunday afternoon. THEN...Monday night I went to bed around 830 and slept until 6 this morning. Not sure if it was the party or if it's the pregnancy, probably a combination of both but I have been WIPED OUT!!!

I have been keeping up with all your blogs and trying to comment when I have time. Last week I was B-U-S-Y! This week is a little more calm, but not as calm as I like. I have something to do every day this week and I don't like that! But at least it's just one thing and not a whole slew of thing I can handle. A whole day, maybe not. Friday I am taking DS to the zoo for the day. He is so excited. I am too. We are FINALLY getting some cooler weather and it may actually feel like fall on Friday. I sure hope so!! We broke a record for high temperature yesterday so I am OVER this hot weather!

We leave for vacay in 11 days and I couldn't be happier. I am running into a problem though. We are going to Magic Kingdom one night for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. I made dinner reservations for us to eat with Winnie the Pooh, Eeyore, Tigger, and Piglet at 6:20...from what I can read online the party doesn't start until 7. URGH!!! I am hoping and praying that we can get in at 6 and still make our dinner reservations. If the crowd is low at MK that day, we may be able to get in even earlier (like 4!!) but I am just hoping we can get in by 6. Anyone ever been to this and have any insight for me??? If you do, I would SOOOO appreciate it! I don't know if I want to change our reservation if I even could at this point, since it is less than 2 weeks away now. If anything, say a prayer we can get in at 6. I have a number to call that day to see what time they are letting guests in for the party....let's hope that day it's EARLY!!!! DS will be absolutely CRUSHED if we can't get that meal and I will too. :(

Let's see what else is going on in Amanda-land...OH...I went Friday and got fitted for my hearing aid and I get in next Wednesday (the 3rd). I am so excited. Yes, I am 28 and I need a hearing aid. My Eustachian tube has never functioned and I have had numerous surgeries throughout the years. The last one was in 1999 and it was the last one that helped me, but now they can't do anything else for me. So I am thrilled to be taking the next step. I will have to post a picture when I get it. I will tell you this is RED! Hey, if I have to have it, I might as well have fun with it! :)

To answer a few questions/comments left in my comments:

No, twins do not run in my family. But they don't have to either for a person to have twins. Guess we'll see what they say at my first appointment (October 3rd!).

I know it's normal for one boob to be bigger than the other and this happens to most women (pregnant or not), but for me, it's a new thing. Not new that it's bigger, but new that it's NOTICEABLY bigger!! I mean, VERY noticeable, to me at least.

That's all I can remember for now.

As far as being pregnant, I feel okay. I feel like I have NO ROOM in my stomach at night. I mean I am hungry for dinner and I try to eat, but I feel stuffed before I get half of it down. It's bad. I am only 8 weeks...what am I going to feel like at 28 weeks?!?!? And I know the baby is not even that big right now, so it's all how I feel. I feel huge. I feel so bloated and stuffed, but I really am not eating that much. I'm not eating the greatest, but I'm not shoveling it in either. At the party on Saturday, I never finished my plate of food. I couldn't. This is weird for me!! Other than being tired and constantly feeling stuffed, I am doing good. I took some belly shots on Sunday but they didn't turn out like I had hoped. Maybe next week. :)

I think that's it for me tonight. I'm gonna hit the hay early...yet again.

Have a great Wednesday!!!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


Tonight I went to Old Navy to see what they had on clearance in the maternity section. Since we are going on vacation in 17 days, and my current capris are too tight, I thought I would see what I would find. Now tell me...why is it when I try to shop there when I am not pregnant, I hate the way they size things. But tonight...I LOVED them! They had these super cute blue jean capris for more than 50% off. And they had a TON of them! I normally wear a large, so that's what I grabbed. Tried them on and I was swimming in them. So I tried on a medium. They fit and actually look good!!! So what did I do?? I bought both! :) One for now (the medium) and the others (large) for next spring. Last time, I gained in my butt and my hips so I got the large just in case. And for the price, I couldn't pass up buying both pairs! WOO HOO!!! And they don't even look like maternity and they are oh so comfortable.

I think this might be an NSV too. My undies are falling off of me in the butt area. What is up with that?? I never had that with DS (I think my butt got bigger with him!) But yesterday something felt funny so I went to check it out and it was my undies hanging off my butt! Now does that mean my ass is getting smaller?? WOO HOO!!!!!! :)

WARNING--TMI--boobies will be discussed!!!

Before I got pg, one of my boobs was slightly larger than the other, which I am told is normal.'s a visible difference. I mean HUGE!!!! This may sound odd, but I held them in my hands and the one side hung off my hands, while the other one had sufficient hand showing. Does that make sense?? LOL!!! When I nursed DS, one side always produced better than the other and he preferred the better producing side maybe I'm getting ready to be a milk machine again! :) If you stayed with me this far, I told you were warned!!!

A few of you have asked about belly shots. Are you freaking crazy!??!?!?! Now, I just look plain ol fat. But I THINK I have figured out a way to take a belly shot without showing all the nasty fat that comes along with it. I will be 8 weeks on Sunday, so I think I will have DH take a picture then and then do it again at 12 weeks, 16, and 20 for sure. Heck, maybe I'll do it every week since this very well could be my last pregnancy.

I am outta here. I got DS's costume tonight for Halloween and he is in the shower. Once he gets out, he has to try it on. He's going to be Superman. He'll be so cute!!! :) Have a great night and a great Thursday!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

I did it

Well, I did it. I pulled out some maternity pants and am wearing them today. Gosh, they are so comfortable! They are a little big though. Almost too big. But hey, I am at home and no one will see me...until tonight when I take DS to gymnastics. :)

I had a dream last night that I am having twin boys. Oh my. Why I had this dream, I have no idea. I told DH this when I woke up and he says I want twins too bad. Nope, not anymore. I did the first time, but not this time. If it would be twins, I want boy/girl twins. :) Not that I have any say so in it, but that would be my preference. I love DS to death and having a boy is just awesome, but 3 of them?? I don't know. Although if this one is a boy, and we go to have another, it could be a boy too so I could still get 3 boys. I don't want to think about that.... :)

DH is feeling a do I put this....neglected, if you know what I mean. I don't even know how I got pregnant if it's like this!! LOL!!! But by the evenings, I feel like crud (more evening sickness than anything) and I am exhausted. And he expects me to tend to his needs. Sorry, charlie. Not right now. I told him to see me in the afternoon when I feel my best. ;) But he won't be here, so that won't happen either. Maybe Thursday b/c he will work from home that day...until then he has to suffer. Men...if only they could do this pregnant thing. DH says he would trade me if he could. But he can't. And growing a human is hard work! :)

I feel huge today. Not sure why. This is what sucks about this in between period. It's too early and I am not showing, but I FEEL it, but no one else can see it...all they see is that I may be gaining a little weight. Oh well...this too shall pass. I truly loved being pregnant with DS and this time I feel the same way. I just can't imagine that in a few months there will be another person in this house. It just amazes me.

I better get back to work. I've checked in with you all. I may not be commenting all the time but I am reading. :) I am on an audio conference right now (just listening, no input required on my part) so here I type. It's almost over though. :(

Have a great Tuesday!!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Still here...


This past week was CRAZY busy at work for me. Thursday we had a meeting at work that I had to go in for. I won't say we got our a$$es handed to us, but we got a nice chewing out. So needless to say Thursday was rough! Even DH noticed. When he came home, he told me "Gosh you look like hell." Gee...thanks dear. There is ONE thing I miss about not going into the office every day. It's the EXERCISE!!! I work for a hospital so when I was in the office everything was a good walk away. When I wanted to go to the "good" bathroom (read--cleaner), I would go up 3 flights of stairs. I did that on Thursday and actually told my boss I missed all the exercise I used to get when I was on site. :)

Other than that, life is busy too. We are gearing up for our annual fall party next Saturday. It's our 2nd year for it and we love doing it, but it's a lot of work. So we spent this weekend cleaning up the outside, cleaning windows (thanks to my mom who helped me out there) and smoking the meat for the BBQ. I'm so tired, I'm ready to fall into my bed.

As for me, I am feeling fine. There have been 2 or 3 nights this week where I haven't eaten dinner b/c I just don't feel like it. Friday I was still full from a big lunch. Today, I had a baby shower to go to where they served an awesome meal so dinner was NOT on my mind when I came home. We made our first batch of homemade ice cream today (thanks, again, to my mom) so I had some of that for dinner. :) Not the best choice, but I didn't want anything else! I am 7 weeks today and it still doesn't feel real. I absolutely can not wait until my first appointment on October 3rd. I hope they can find the heart beat then. Oh I hope....but if they can't, they may do a vaginal ultrasound to see the heart beat. I would love to have the ultrasound, though, but either way I don't care. Tonight DS had to kiss my belly before he went to bed. It was so sweet! He is just absolutely positive this is a girl. I don't care one way or the other. I truly don't.

My pants are starting to get a little tight at this point. Just a little. If I un-do the buttons, then it's not so bad. This in between period SUCKS! I don't look pregnant, so I don't feel right wearing maternity clothes, but my pants and some of my tops are tight (thanks to the growing chest I have now!), it's just rough! For those of you who have been there, you know what I am talking about. We are going on vacation in 20 days (just a wee bit excited!) but I am stumped as to what to pack for me. Ahhh...the wonderful joys of being pregnant! :) I'd like to make it through October before I pull out the maternity clothes, but at this point I am not sure I will!

I know I have been a bad blogger. But this week things look better for me in the evenings, so I hope to post a little bit more. I worked every night last week, thus my reason for no posts. I hope to be better this week. That is, if I'm not in bed by 8:00. :)

Have a great OP Monday!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Can I do WW while pregnant?

This is a huge question that gets asked by a lot of newly pregnant moms. The technical answer is no. WW will not allow you to attend a meeting or weigh in if you are pregnant. Notice I said the technical answer....WELL, if you have done WW then you have been taught several guidelines and one of them (or should I say 8?) is the 8 good health guidelines. So yeah, I can follow the GHG and still try to keep my gain to a minimum. A lot of women will ask their doctor about still counting points and a lot of the time the doc says to follow the nursing moms program (which allows you to add 10 points to your daily intake). Some doctors say stick to 30 points. Some say don't do it at all. I have no idea what mine says b/c I haven't asked her yet. ;) I'm not being perfect by any means, but I still plan to fix healthy dinners and try to meet the requirements. But I'll tell you one thing, it's harder than hell!!

When you have been dieting or WW'ing for so long, you get to a point where you don't want to diet or count points. We've all been there. I am trying, I really am, but for once in my life (okay, well this is the 2nd time), I don't have to count points and I don't have to watch what I eat! YAHOO!!!!!!! :) But the downfall is some of the good stuff sounds horribly disgusting right now. Ice cream--yuck. Now Taco Bell and I may become close friends. Carbs, carbs, carbs--that's all that sounds good and tastes good. I've had such bad gas and indigestion that I hate to eat the last 2 days. HATE it b/c I know I will pay later on. SUCKS! Hey, you all want me to keep blogging, you're going to hear ALL about it. :)

I would never leave you all anyway. I felt lost without being able to get online while we were gone! You are all so great and I really do appreciate the sweet comments and all the congrats.

Even though I am pregnant, it still does not feel real. Obviously, I'm not showing. I haven't gained anything, I've not got my head in the toilet violently puking, I'm not sleeping 18 hours a day. I tell people, but it just doesn't feel real yet. I know once I go to that first appointment it will all become more real. October 3rd won't get here fast enough!

I will tell you my one "craving" (if you can call it that) is PIZZA! We had pizza on Friday 8/31, I had some leftovers the next morning for breakfast, then finished off the leftovers at lunch that day AND fixed another one for me and DS to split. THEN, last Tuesday, I had pizza for lunch AND fixed it for dinner that night. DS AND DH both said "pizza?? AGAIN!?!?" Sorry guys. It's quick easy and tastes oh so good!! Then we had it Thursday night when we watched the Colts game with my sister and her now husband. Hey, at least I am getting some calcium in!

Oh yeah, football season has started...I'm in heaven. I LOVE Football. I LOVE the Colts!!! :)

This is long enough. I'll get out of here! All of you out there have a great OP day!!! :)

Sunday, September 9, 2007

The wedding was PERFECT!

Just to warn you, this is LONG! :)

Ahhhh, I am so glad it's over, but it was the most beautiful and perfect day for my sister! We had a GREAT time, lots of laughter and fun and now they are on their way to their honeymoon. Here are a few pictures from the day.

Me and little man before the ceremony

Our little family

From left--baby sister Micah, Mom, Jodi, Matthew, me

Micah, Dad, Jodi, Matthew, Me

Bride and Groom at their first dance

My dad getting kisses from 2 of his girls

It was a great day and I am so utterly happy for my sister! They are on their way to Cabo San Lucas as I type and I know they are READY for this vacay!

OKAY....on to the Meez Barbie. I was playing on the computer the other night before we left. I had blogged all I could blog, was all caught up on my reading and I was bored. I wanted to see if they had anything for down the road when I hopefully might need it. I NEVER copied and pasted the new barbie to my blog so I didn't think it would show up here. I thought I could make it and it would save it and I could upload it when I needed it. Once I got up from the computer that night (Wednesday), I never sat back down to one when entire time we were gone. I talked to superjayman on the way home last night and she told me about it so I came home to check it out. Sorry about that!!!!!

It is true though. I am pregnant. :) I found out the day after my sister's bachelorette party. Superjayman was here when I found out. I was completely shocked b/c this was only our first month to "try" and things didn't happen too often if you know what I mean. Superjayman called me "fertile myrtle". We are completely thrilled and sooo excited! My due date is May 4, so I am only 6 weeks along. It has KILLED me to not put it on here and tell everyone, but I have some IRL friends who read this from down home and I didn't want word to get to my family before I did. Then all the work stuff happened, so it was kinda good timing b/c I didn't want to post my menu (b/c it sucks) or my weight b/c I am not really tracking either one right now.

I already have food aversions too. For a few weeks before I found out, I was having my English muffin breakfast sandwich for breakfast every day. Now the thought of eggs makes me want to hurl. The site and smell of them even worse. YUCK! And fruit...same aversion with the exception of red grapes. Funny thing is, when I was pregnant with Xander, I craved both fruit and eggs. I'm really trying to watch my caffeine and aspartame intake which is really hard b/c I LOVE diet coke....LOVE it! But I don't want to drink too much of it. It's hard that's for sure. I had a real mountain dew the other day and it about killed me to drink that!

Here is how DH and the rest of the family found out:

And then DH got this on top of that too:

So we told the family on Friday night at rehearsal with Jodi's blessing. I wasn't going to do anything until she gave the OK. Everyone is thrilled, of course. Xander says he is having TWO babies and at least one of them is a sister. My first appointment is October 3rd so I may request an ultrasound then just to see if it's twins or not! If it is, I'm going to ask him for the lottery numbers too!!! I think he knew before I did b/c he kept saying stuff about his baby sister. He wants a sister. I don't think he will care b/c he talks about both, but he talks about a sister more than anything.

This wasn't exactly the way I had planned to tell you all, but oh well. All I want is a healthy baby and a healthy pregnancy...that's all I care about.

It's really hard to NOT say "F*$@ it" with the whole WW thing, it really is. I haven't been eating the greatest, but I haven't been overeating either. My weight has been the same for 2 weeks so I think that's pretty good. I know with DS, I had already gained at least 5# by this point. I'm having evening sickness right now...I'm so bloated and have so much gas (sorry TMI, but it happens when you are pregnant!) and I can't get any relief. With DS, I never had these issues until the very end. It doesn't matter what I eat or don't eat, I still have the gas and indigestion. Tums help and I have been eating them like candy the last week or so!

I have to get out of here. I need a shower and then we need groceries. DS is still asleep so I need to take advantage of this time and get my rear in gear! I am super behind on my blog reading I hope to get caught up tomorrow evening or so. Have a great OP day!!!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

I'm still alive...barely!

Okay, can we say Bridezilla?

This is what my sister has turned into this week. I love her to death and I am soooo incredibly happy for her, but procrastinate is her middle name! Here it is 1030 at night, and I am still burning CDs for her so she has her music for the ceremony and the first dances. I'm such a good sis, but I will be glad when this is all over! My mom and I decided that sis (Jodi) is NOT allowed to ever get married EVER again. We can't take another wedding! HA ha ha!!! No, I know this is it for her. Josh is definitely the guy for her.

You all know the song "Butterfly Kisses" by Bob Carlisle? My dad sang that to me on my wedding day and now he is going to sing it to my sister on Saturday. I have to get some waterproof mascara b/c I can NOT make it through my dad singing that song with out bawling like a baby!

I sooo can't wait for this wedding. I am so excited and I just can't wait to PARTY!!!! I love to dance (I suck but no one cares when you are in a bridesmaid dress!) and my DS loves to dance too and I am just ubber excited!

Dazey said work before blogging...yeah right. Well, if I could just blog and be done it would be okay, but no I can't. I seriously have a problem. ;) I do my blog then I get sucked in somewhere else and spend an hour reading and then there's an hour of my work time that's gone and I have nothing done. I have to meet and maintain a productivity standard. Well last week, they changed how things are calculated so now my numbers have to climb or else...well who knows what. I've been reading and commenting in the evenings, just no time to post on my own! After this wedding, I will have loads more time in the evenings.

I did not have my WI this week b/c of the holiday so I will get back to my meeting on Monday. Yikes...a WI after all the wedding festivites won't be pretty, but oh well. I'll put on my big girl panties and take what's coming. So far, I've had a hold which is good. I've been so frazzled this week it's been quick easy meals so with all that I will take a maintain!

This is probably it for me until Monday. I WILL post pictures on Monday. I promise. I don't have to work on Monday and we will be back on Sunday night, so I don't have a real excuse. I sure hope to get back to "regular" blogging next week. Be on the lookout for a few recipes. :) It was officially my weekend at 2:30 today and I am off for FIVE days! YEAH!! I'll check back on Monday! :)