Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Has it really been a week?

I can't believe a week has gone by since my last post. Wow!

My week ended better last week than it started. My boss finally remembered my birthday on Friday. DH made dinner Wednesday night. He said pancakes sounded good so I made him make them. THEN he tells me over the weekend--when I was still razzing him about not getting me ANYTHING for my birthday--that he plans to take me shopping so we can pick out an elliptical. Well, then, WHY didn't you tell me that ON MY BIRTHDAY?!?!?! ARGH. Men. They just don't get it.

I was reading Roni's blog about her over indulgent weekend and all the comments and I realized something. Since I have been pregnant, I don't go back for seconds at dinner. I used to before I got pregnant and if I had the points I definitely would. Even last night, we had spaghetti. I ate my one plate and I was done. I think it helps that sometimes at night I still feel a little yucky from the day so I don't eat as much. But if I do eat more (maybe a snack after dinner, which I RARELY do) I pay for it later. So that is a good thing and it helps! I haven't stepped on the scales and I won't until next week(I have an appointment on Monday). Seeing it go up is too discouraging even though it is supposed to be going up!

I finally bit the bullet Friday night and pulled out the maternity tops. I was down to 2 or 3 shirts that fit and even those were a little snug. I just felt so fat in them. So I wore a maternity shirt out Friday night for the first time and I felt SO MUCH BETTER!!! I didn't feel fat at all. I will have DH take a picture this week and I will get it posted.

Have you all started your Christmas shopping yet? I've got my list of who I'm buying for and know what a few of them will be getting. I need to get started b/c I only have 1 free weekend in December. AACK!!! And that's the very beginning of December. I'm having the hardest time with my son. I have NO CLUE what to get him. He's 3 and a half and this year I am stuck. Any ideas out there for me??? He's got GeoTrax, he's got a kitchen (and he loves it!), he's out of the Elmo stage. I am just lost. I think DH and I are going to go out on Saturday and spend the day together and we might have to hit Toys R Us so we can get some ideas. I told DH he had to help me decide this year and if he didn't I would get him a drum set. :)

I think that's it for now. I will try to post more this week. I will definitely post a picture of DS in his Halloween costume. He is so excited to go trick-or-treating! He even sings the song...trick or treat, smell my feet..... I taught him that. :)

Have a great OP Tuesday all!!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Eating healthy...and a vent

I'm going to do the vent first so I can get it off my chest. If you don't want to read/hear about it, simply scroll on down.

Why is it that EVERY week I ask the husband (from here on out, just H, b/c tonight he is NOT dear...more like damn at this point--LOL!) for dinner ideas and EVERY week I get the same response? (Trust me you don't want to know what it is either.) Our home computer is broke and has been now since we got back from vacay. ALL my recipes are on that computer. My menu planning stuff is on that computer. I am pregnant and nothing sounds good to me to plan. I have the stuff for one meal...and I've had it since we got back from vacation. I just don't feel like cooking it. Once I decide on something, I'm fine, but I am having the HARDEST time trying to come up with something. EVERY. FREAKIN. NIGHT. This is why I do a menu. Much easier. So tomorrow I am planning a weekly shopping trip thus I need ideas for dinner. I ask him, get the usual response and in my hormone hyped up ways end up slamming some cabinet drawers and in tears. I HATE being the only menu planner. I hate making all the cooking decisions. Yes, I know I am lucky b/c no one cares what they are having...as long as it isn't dog sh!t, they (namely H) don't care. But I get so sick of it. I am craving Mexican like it's no body's business, so I could eat that every night but then I would get in trouble for going out too much. ARGH!!!!!!!!!! Add to this the fact that he got me NOTHING for my birthday...not even a freakin card, nor did he cook me dinner, nor has he taken me out (maybe in the next couple weeks) and I am just so DONE with him right now I could scream. (For those interested my dinner Sunday night was a bag of popcorn b/c I wasn't about to cook.) My boss didn't even wish me happy birthday and she wishes EVERYONE a happy birthday. Sometimes a day late (which I expected since it was on Sunday) but now it's Tuesday and still nothing...and she's off tomorrow (Wednesday). This birthday has royally sucked. I told H that he was horrible this year and he better make up for it next year (a surprise party maybe?!?!? and yes I love surprises) or take me somewhere or do SOMETHING. It's just been a rotten week and it's only Tuesday! It has to get better, right!?!?!?!?!!? As I wipe away the tears. I know this sounds stupid and petty to all of you, but to me right now, it's something. I just want an idea for dinner (which he just told me pancakes sound good) and to feel special ONE day a year. UGH.

Okay, rant over. On to better things.

Thank you to Steph for blogging about Cream of Wheat the other day. Ever since then I have craved that for breakfast and that's what I've had. Something healthy! Oh my gosh!!! I was having a bagel with cream cheese, so this is much better!!! So all of you out there in blog land, blog about eating healthy stuff and maybe the subliminal messages will seep in and I will eat better than I have been! :)

Oh and this weeks craving (besides Mexican...that's been going on for a while now) is SUBWAY! Oh what a good thing to crave. And I got the baked chips. I got apples one day last week from this particular Subway and they were gross so I won't be doing that again. But I got the baked lays instead of the regular ones (or the Funyons (sp??)) so go me! Not that I would ever get real chips b/c I am sooo used to the baked ones, but still. Oh and I can eat fruit again. Namely, pineapple. I have had a can the past 2 days. I can't wait to go to the store and get some grapes. I've been dying for some grapes the past 3 days. I craved fruit when I was pregnant with DS too. I'm just glad I can finally eat it again. Grapes, apples, pineapple, watermelon--all have been sufficient in calming that craving the past week. YAY!!!!! I am finally feeling better at night too so I am hoping it lasts and the sickness/indigestion is GONE!

My belly keeps getting bigger and bigger. I can still wear a few of my shirts, but they are my bigger tops or my T-shirts. I had to wear one of DH Colts shirts yesterday b/c mine was too tight around the belly. I have on a long sleeved Colts shirt today and it's just fine. And yes we are avid Colts fans. Had to stay up late last night to watch the game. :)

What's happening out there in blogger world that I don't know about? You all have been QUIET the last week or so. I need something to entertain me during the day so I come check in and google reader says NADA. I hope all is well for everyone and you are all just busy!

Well, I am out of here tonight. Gonna hit the hay a little early. Hopefully, I can come up with a menu in my dreams. Any ideas for me out there? :)

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Pictures as promised!

Here we are with Mickey when we ate breakfast at Chef Mickey's. This may be our Christmas card. This is one of the very few we have of all 3 of us. I am the photographer so you won't see any of just me and DS. :(

This is one of DS and his favorite pal Eeyore. I got tons of great pictures at this meal. He loved all of the characters and gave them all huge hugs. It was great!

After we got done eating, DS put on his costume so we could trick or treat in Magic Kingdom. He loved it!!!

This is one of my favorite shots of DS at the beach. He loved it and called it a "big sand box".

And this is Shamu at the Believe show at Sea World. It was a great show. Again, DS loved it.

Today is my birthday. I am 29. Yikes. :) Did I get a present from DH, you might ask? NO. Did I get a card from DH or DS? NO. I got lots of phone calls and a 'happy birthday' from the husband but that's it. Oh well. It's just another day. But it's a day I am NOT cooking. Hahahaha!!!!!

Friday, October 19, 2007

This is for a contest

There is a blog that I read that chronicles the life of a couple who were blessed with quads back in February. They are The Murray Crew and their little boys are adorable. The cool thing is they live in the county that I live in only on the other side. SO....check out their blog and enter this little contest they are having. Jen is driving us all nuts about not revealing what she's talking about, but this is all in good fun. :) It's been fun to guess and ponder what she's been posting about all week, but I can't take the torture anymore! So if you head over there, please leave a comment. At least I can say I've done my part!

Have a great weekend!!!!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

I've spent the morning in bed....

If this was morning sickness, I don't want anymore of it!

I woke up at 6 this morning with this pain across my tummy. NOT lower, so not my uterus or the baby. I got up, thinking I had to pee and it would be fine, but that didn't help. I tried laying in the recliner...that didn't help. I finally went back to bed. I ate some saltines to see if that would help, it didn't. I called the nurse she said it could be um....TMI warning here....that I'm constipated. And to think of it, I don't think I've gone since we've gotten home from vacay on Sunday night. So I sent the hubby out to get me some stool softeners to see if that will help. Still nothing, but as of about 1045, I felt LOADS better. Not sure what happened, but I feel so much better.

I called in sick to work today and I still haven't worked. I may try to tonight. I've been laying around enjoying the peace and quiet. Just got done with lunch--Subway--turkey and ham on wheat with loads of veggies--hoping that will help me along...IF that is the problem. I don't like the prenatals I am taking right now (it's a sampler pack) so I am thinking I am going to try the next ones. We'll see.

I have a hair appointment today, then I am going to have my license done. Mine expires on Sunday (my birthday...I'll be 29...ACK!!). So that will be my afternoon. I'm looking forward to it.

Where are all of you bloggers??? I've been bored this week. No diet coke and zingers, no mmalloy, dazey hasn't posted today. I can always count on swizzlepop though to give me an interesting read. Collette hasn't been around and I've only seen Barbie once. Is everyone else on vacation now? ;)

I'm outta here. Gotta finish my lunch and get to my hair appointment. Have a great Thursday!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Seeing life through a child's eyes

(Just to warn you the beginning of this is sappy, but I had to get these thoughts out so I would remember them).

While we were on vacation, I got to see several things from Xander's point of view. Some things for his first time, some not. It makes me cry to even write this. The excitement that little boy showed when we went to eat with Mickey Mouse was just incredible. When we walked into Magic Kingdom on Monday night, there was a show going on at the stage of Cinderella's castle. I've seen this show before and DS saw it last year too (although I am sure he didn't remember). But the look of pure enjoyment and excitement on his face when he saw Mickey and Minnie dancing around with Donald and Goofy made me cry. Thankfully I had my sunglasses on! :) He was so excited when we ate dinner after the show with Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, and Piglet. He loved them all and gave them the biggest hugs. Just watching his excitement gave me chills up and down my spine and made me all tingly inside. Just to know that I am making these memories for him. I am making it all possible (well of course along with DH help). Together, we are making memories for our child that will last his whole life.

We went to Cocoa Beach one day. We took DS there in 2005 but he was only 15 months old then. So this year we took him b/c we knew he would remember it. The look on his face when he saw the ocean for the first time was priceless. Oh and all the sand. It was like one big sand box to him. He loved every minute of it.

I am so honored to be that child's mother. I couldn't ask for a better son. I thank God every day for giving me that precious gift. I am so blessed and honored to be having another one and I know this one is going to be another precious gift from God.

Okay, I think I am done being sappy (as I wipe the tears away from my eyes).

DH says it could be a week before our home computer is fixed. I THINK I can upload my pictures to his laptop. He's going to have to show me one night this week. But the thing that sucks is ALL my recipes are on that computer, my menu planning calendar is on that computer, my home email--basically my life (besides my blog and my google reader) is on that computer. ARGH!!!! Oh well...at least it can be fixed and everything isn't lost (crossing my fingers).

I am finally able to eat fruit again. I craved grapes all week but the store was out when we went and we never went back when we first got to Florida. Today I picked up cut up water melon and had that as a snack this afternoon and it was awesome!!! I have missed my fruit. Eggs still make me want to hurl, but I can live without eggs in my diet for a little while. :)

I still haven't told work yet and I am not going to be able to hide this for much longer. Maternity pants are NOT an option now, they are a MUST. Shirts are okay if they are T-shirts but my fitted shirts are not wearable anymore. If my boss doesn't schedule a meeting for November or the end of October, I am going to tell her when I go in for my next appointment (November 7th, I think). I would rather announce it to the rest of the team in a meeting, but as of now, we don't have another meeting until December. And by then there will be NO hiding! LOL!!! I just want my boss to know. Everyone else will figure it out eventually. HAHAHA!!

DH joined WW online today. So now he is counting points and back OP. He is a lifetime member but has gained about 20# back. He did this when I was pregnant with DS. He got down almost to his goal before DS was born. We were looking back at pictures of the day DS was born and I think that made him realize he needed to get back OP. I am making point friendly dinners so that's not a problem. Oh and he gets 35 points A DAY!!! WTH?!?!!?!!?!??? He doesn't know how he is going to lose with that many points, but I told him they wouldn't give him that many if they hadn't of done the research. But man, I am jealous--35 points a day! When I have the baby and I am nursing, I will probably get that many. YAY!!! I got 36 with DS. :)

That's all I know for now. I need to get to bed. I have to go back to work tomorrow. Bleh. :( Have a great night and a great Tuesday!!!

My computer is broke!

So I can't upload pictures!!! ARGH!!!!!

I am on DH old laptop so I can get online, but can't get to anything on our home computer. What a great thing to come home to!

So once DH gets the home PC figured out (he thinks it's just the case around it) I will be able to upload my pictures. I can't wait!!!!!!!!!!! I have so many great ones. I may just post them online and let you view them all. :)

That's it for now. More later...hopefully!!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Peek-A-Boo! I see you!

I've been able to keep up with all of you this week...I just haven't blogged. Honestly, my internet connection sucked until now. It was really slow all week so commenting was a pain. But I've been reading. :)

I've learned a few things:

Dazey may join the mommy club sooner rather than later.

Diet coke and zingers looks HOT now and her legs go on FOREVER. I'm so jealous. Oh and her family is absolutely beautiful.

Mmalloy has some news and I can't wait to finally hear what it is. The wait is driving me nuts!

Swizzlepop IS a size 6 again--I am so thrilled for her!!!

That's all I can remember right now.

As for our vacation, it is going great. Today is our last day as we fly home tomorrow. I can't wait. I have not been sleeping well. My belly seems to have poked out a lot since we've been here. Maybe it's just me. Had this vacay been in November instead of now, I am absolutely positive my bathing suit would not have fit. It's on the verge now. And I just look fat, not pregnant. I hate this in between stage!

We are going home to a lot cooler weather too. I heard the high the other day was only 54...it has been near 90 here all week :) I do have a nice tan and DS--his little back is soooo tan. It's so cute!

We went to Sea World on Friday. It was okay, but I won't be going back. I thought it was an over priced zoo. We did have a good time, but I would have rather went back to Magic Kingdom for a day. We went to Cocoa Beach on Wednesday. DS LOVED it. It was so nice too b/c it wasn't crowded at all. We ate lunch at a place right on the beach and had such a great time. My camera died at Sea World yesterday :( Meaning, the battery is D-E-A-D. Darn thing won't even turn on. We've never been on vacation for this long so now I know it won't last 9 days :)

Monday night we went to Magic Kingdom for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. Oh. My. Gosh. It was FABULOUS!!!! The best thing I have ever been to--EVER!! We had a blast. DS loved it. We rode our favorite rides and didn't have to wait for ANY of them! It was just awesome. We will definitely be going back to that. Now...I want to go to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party too. :)

We had 2 character meals--one on Sunday with Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and Pluto, and one on Monday night with Winnie the Pooh, Eeyore, Tigger, and Piglet. DS loved all of it and I have some great pictures to post once we get home. DH even liked them. I thought for sure DS would be scared of the characters, but he wasn't. He ran right up to all of them and gave them all huge hugs. It was wonderful.

I have a blog I want to write when we get home about some things I've learned this week about DS and life in general. I need to get all of my thoughts together before I put it out there.

That's it for now. I really hadn't intended this to be this long. I WILL post pictures once we get back home. I can't wait to share my favorites...although it will be hard to narrow it down from the 200+ we've taken. :)

Friday, October 5, 2007

We leave tomorrow!!!

Ahhh....24 hours from now I will be on a plane watching a movie on my way to relaxation.

I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!!!

Today I am packing and doing laundry. I got to sleep in this morning (only until 7, dumb body clock!) and have already been out and ran all of my errands. DS will be taking a nap shortly as he is cranky! I have all the clothes laid out, ready to go in the suitcases once the laundry is done. All my errands are done. I may even get in a nap this afternoon too. I hope so! :)

I want to tell you all how wonderful you are. I am truly amazed with all the comments and support you give, not only me, but all of us. It's so wonderful. And even though I am not on a weight loss journey right now, I get so inspired by your blogs. You are all truly amazing!

Now tell me....why is it that I can pack DH in less than 10 minutes?!? But me, it takes forever. Actually, this year, for me I am doing pretty good. Only b/c I only have about 5 pairs of pants/shorts that fit. DS is done, DH is done, and I think I am too. Now I need to clean up my house. Yes, I am one of THOSE people. I HATE going on vacation and leaving a dirty house. I don't even like leaving for the weekend and leaving a dirty house. I get this anal retentiveness from my mom. When I was younger, she wouldn't even leave to go to church if there were dishes in the sink and all the beds weren't made. So I have a little work cut out for me this afternoon, but with DS taking a nap, I should have plenty of time.

If I can get internet access this week, I will try to get on and post a quick update. If not, you will hear from me shortly after we get back (which happens on the 14th) with pictures.

Have a great weekend and a wonderful week!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

A report...and a pic!

So today was the big appointment. All is well. Everything is on track with my due date of May 4, 2008. I am 9 weeks and 3 days. AND...there is only ONE baby! The doc did an ultrasound (vaginally...and Steph your story went through my head!!) so we got to see the wee one. I posted a picture below, but it's a picture of a picture. I tried to scan it in but that didn't work very well. The picture isn't great but you can see the little bean--the head is down just in case you can't tell. :) I go back in a month when I will be 14 weeks, then after that appointment is the BIG ultrasound. :) You know, the one everyone finds out the sex. We will not be finding out the sex...as it stands right now. I really don't want to know b/c I don't care either way. Yes, I want a girl, but I would absolutely LOVE another boy too.

Before the appointment, we went and I got my hearing aid! I love it. I can tell such a difference in things. When we were driving home, I made DH turn the radio all the way down b/c I was hearing something and I didn't know what it was. I think it was the air outside--you know that sound on the freeway you hear...even though your windows are rolled up. At least that's what DH said it was. :) I will take a picture of the hearing aid and post a picture of it too, but not right now. Today has worn me out. I am so tired...and I still have to work some tonight. But that's okay, b/c tomorrow is my last day before VACATION!!! And tomorrow is only a 5.5 hour day. WOO HOO!!!!

That's all I know for now. Thanks for checking in on me. :)

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Tomorrow is the big day!

So tomorrow is my first prenatal appointment. I am soooo excited!! I can't wait to hear the heartbeat and get my huge list of questions answered! DH is, of course, going with me. I am sure this will make it more real for me. It's been a long time coming...seems like forever ago since I found out!

DS has now decided that there are 2 brothers in there. Oh lord...I hope not. I am hoping to get some answers to this tomorrow. It doesn't help that 2 weeks ago I had a dream I am having twin boys. I FEEL huge and I feel like it could be twins, but I am hopeful it's just one healthy baby!

On the weight front, I finally got on the scales and am up 5# already. OUCH! But it's all in my boobs! I swear it is. I am not going to sweat it. With DS, I gained 17# in the first MONTH so this is a heck of a lot better than what I did with him. I lost of all my weight from him before he turned 1...but then I gained about 20# and that's when I found you all! ;)

Let's see....what else?? Oh yeah, we leave for vacay on Saturday. Nine days in Florida--I can NOT wait. I am so bummed about one thing....I will be without internet/email the whole time. At least I think I will. DH will be taking his laptop, but last year our condo didn't have internet in it...unless they've added it this year. It would be nice, but maybe a week without the computer will do me some good! :)

That's it from me. I will let you all know how things go tomorrow...either Wednesday night or Thursday morning. Have a great Tuesday and a fabulous Wednesday!