Monday, November 26, 2007

Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Names

I hope you all had a GREAT Thanksgiving. We had a wonderful visit with the family, but man I was glad to get home Saturday night. The 12 foot Christmas tree is up. No, you did not read that wrong, nor is that a typo--we have a 12 foot Christmas tree--pre lit of course. We have a 2 story entry way so it sits in there. It is beautiful, but it's a PAIN to decorate! All the stockings are hung, and the shopping started.'s Christmas. My favorite time of year!

Someone asked in the comments if my son came up with Easy Kill--no that would be my husband. He thinks of names the kid will get called in school if they are named something. He's weird like that. With DS, we had 2 names picked out and waited until he was born to see what he looked like. DH picked the name and we went from there. We will do that again this time too.

Let's get on to BLACK FRIDAY!!!! You all will find this weird, but my DH LOVES to shop the day after Thanksgiving. I mean LOVES it! We mapped out where we were going, what we were buying at each place and what time to leave. We did not go out at 4 AM, but we left around 715 or so. It was so nice. DH loves to go the day after Christmas too, but by then we are too tired and worn out to care. So we had free babysitting on Black Friday and off we went. It was great. We spent the whole day together and it was sooo nice! We were done shopping in about 3 hours, had lunch with some friends, I had a hair appointment (he chilled with my hair dressers DH--we're all friends), and went back to my mom's. It was an awesome day. But here's the best thing of all. Guess what I bought?!?!?!?! Take one guess....I'll give you a minute......

Can't guess??? An ELLIPTICAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dick's Sporting Goods had one on sale so we went to check it out. Tried and bought it!!!!!! WOO HOO!!!!!! You all know I've been after this for MONTHS now and now I have it. Ahhh..... Check it out here. And we got a free Ipod with it b/c it has a docking station in it and plays the music through the speakers. How cool is that! I got a bonus from work in October and another smaller one in November so those covered it. YAY!!! We got it home and it's in a box in the garage. I'm hoping DH will try to put it together this week. It shouldn't be too hard. At least the salesman said it wasn't.... I'm just so darn thrilled! I also got a great deal on some awesome shoes, but that's not as big of a deal as the elliptical.

Thanksgiving proved to be a little painful for me. I've been suffering from sciatica every day. Standing/walking is the worst. Sitting is okay, but laying down in bed is the most relief I can get. Any tips on how I can get rid of this pain?? I see my massage therapist AND my chiropractor this week so hopefully they can give me some relief. It's tolerable, but not when I need to get some shopping done. :)

I think that's it from me for now. Still no belly shots...I'll try to get DH to take a picture sometime this week. I THINK I may have felt the baby move on Saturday for the first time. I'm not quite sure, but I think it was. It was pretty neat!

Have a great day! I'm off to catch up with everyone else!!! :)

Sunday, November 18, 2007

The name game

Before I got pregnant with my son (and I mean wayyyyy before!), I thought I had my names for my kids picked out. I thought it would be a piece of cake. Then I got pregnant with DS and that all changed. There are so many things to take into consideration. My DH is the KING of figuring out what the child will get made fun of for in school with regards to their name. We are huge Colts fans and when I was pregnant with DS, I soooo wanted the name Peyton. I still to this day love that name. And I also wanted the middle name of Michael...both of our dads are named Michael so I thought it would be a great way to honor them. Then, 6 years ago my SIL had a boy and named him Blake Michael. So there went that idea. And Michael is way too over used on DH side of the family anyway. And for those of you that know my last name, I could NOT give a boy the initials of PMS. DH ruled that out first thing. That's when I realized how hard this name thing really is and that this is a huge thing in the child's life.

DS is Alexander Kyle and we call him Xander. Different but not TOO different, KWIM? Kyle is a family name from DH side of the family. So this child gets named after my side of the family. But DS is definitely a Xander. We had the names narrowed down to Nicholas or Alexander. DS is just not a Nicholas or a Nic. SO we made a good decision there. And Xander came from one of my soap opera's. :)

This child...oh my it's been somewhat hard (see prior post for more details). We have 3 girl names picked out--Emma Rae, Reese Michaela, and Izzie ****. No middle name for Izzie yet. Maybe Jacklyn, but not sure. Rae comes from my baby sis (Micah Rae), my dad AND DH dad have the same name (Michael Ray), DH mom is Debra Rae, and my brother is Matthew Isaac-Ray. Emma also comes from DH side of the family, but I didn't know that at the time I picked that out (ssshhh, don't tell MY side of the family that!). See why names are so hard?!?! You don't want to offend anyone, but you want names that are YOURS too. UGH. Of course DH says this would be a whole heck of a lot easier on this child IF WE KNEW THE SEX!! HA! Not gonna happen, my friend. Sorry. Michaela is a form of Micah AND Michael so it would fit both sides (not that I am aiming for that), and Jacklyn is my mom, although she spells it Jacqueline. She told me yesterday that no one wants to name their child after her...I told her she has 3 other kids to have kids (2 of them girls)!!

For a boy, DH FINALLY came up with a name and I somewhat like it--Isaac Jeremiah (we would call him Zac so it would probably get spelled with a Z, although I don't know for sure). I still like Ezekiel Matthew (call him Zeke), but DH says he would get called Easy Kill in school. And he says he can't pronounce it. MEN! I'm still holding out hope for that name though. But I have been told by several people that I'm having a girl, so this whole boy name thing may not be an issue! And no, we are still not going to find out the sex. :) I asked DS today if he wanted to know or if he wanted the surprise and he wants the surprise. That's my boy!

I know this is a totally random post, but I had to get these thoughts down and out of my head. :)

On to some funner stuff....

So I wake up about 3AM this morning from a dead sleep. I had been dreaming of the Colts game that was going to happen this afternoon. When I finally got up this morning, I told DH...we are going to win the game today by a field goal in the final seconds. That was my dream. We snapped our 2 game losing streak and won in the final seconds. And what happened in that game? Exactly what I dreamed...we won by a field goal with 4 seconds left on the clock. I ran downstairs at the end of the game and told DH "What did I tell you!?!?" So then he told me to go get a lottery ticket and pick the numbers myself...not let the machine pick them for me. I WISH I knew those numbers...maybe they will come to me tonight. :)

But what you all don't know is that I've had dreams like this night about 2 years ago, I had a dream my brother was in a car accident--nothing major, and I woke up to the phone ringing at 2AM and it was my brother had been in an accident on his way back to my house (he was living with us at the time and went home every weekend). He was fine, but his car wasn't. He fell asleep at the wheel--a mile from our exit on the interstate--and hit the guard rails on the side of the road, over corrected and went into the grassy median. Talk about freaky!!! I'm glad last night's dream was a good one team WON! Sometimes I wonder about my dreaming ability....but it never happens when I WANT to know something....although I have had a dream I'm having a girl.

So this week is Thanksgiving...we will be on the road and I am kinda excited. I hate getting down there (traffic the day before is HELL) but once we are there, it is a good time had by all. We are hoping to be out of here by noon on Wednesday, so hopefully that helps with the traveling. The schools here let out early so I want to beat those people to the roads. :) The rest of the week is going to be pretty busy before we leave so if you don't hear from me again this week don't be surprised. There is no internet down there (well there is, but it's dial up and I'm too impatient for that!) so I won't be posting until we get back if I don't post again this week.

I'm hoping I can get DH to take some belly shots tonight...if I can, I'll get those posted ASAP. I'm 16 weeks today! Oh and I do have some wonderful pregnancy news....I haven't had the gastrointestinal issues at all since about Tuesday (knocking on wood) and I have felt SO MUCH BETTER this week! I cleaned my kitchen top to bottom Thursday night. Then on Friday I did the same thing to my living room--moved all the furniture around and vacuumed under it AND put up my Christmas decor in that room. It felt so great to get that accomplished!! WOO HOO for feeling better!!! YAY!!!

That's it from me for now. Hopefully this post didn't bore you to death. I know it was all over the spectrum, but hey...I had to get it all down! :) Have a great one!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Anyone watch The Biggest Loser?

I am so addicted to this show. I just love it!!! And I was really loving it last night when Amy got kicked off! I've wanted her gone for at least the past 4 weeks so I was THRILLED to see her gone. I didn't want to see the red team go into extinction this early! :)

My baby sister (age 19) also watches it so we text message back and forth through the whole thing. I love it! It's our bonding time I guess you could say. Even though I am pregnant, I still love it and still cry for the contestants accomplishments. Last night Kae weighed in at 159--oh how I so want to see that on the scale. I told my sis that too and she said after you give birth--damn straight! I WILL see 159 again. I hope sooner rather than later though. :)

I was talking to BFF Superjayman yesterday and told her what I had for lunch. She said "you are being so bad!" Well honey, it was, but you know what? I'm not eating that much and after that, all I had the rest of the day was a couple pieces of corn bread. That's it. By evening, I just don't want to eat. Kinda makes it hard to make dinner, but oh well. I eat a small breakfast and a larger lunch and then very little for dinner. Sometimes I don't even eat dinner. Sunday I felt so bad on our way home from visiting the family. I thought it was from being in the car but once we got home, I didn't get any better. I went to bed early (maybe that's why my Colts lost b/c *I* wasn't watching!) and still felt like crud the next day. So there was no dinner Sunday night and very little breakfast Monday morning. I think I may have changed my mind on what this baby is...all along I've said boy...I'm thinking now it's a girl. Boys don't cause this much trouble! :) We have our ultrasound on December 7th, and NO we don't want to find out. Well, DH does, but I get to make this decision. I just need to hold out on that day and I'll be fine.

I don't have too much else to report. I have never heard back from JCPenney's and that really ticks me off. I need to call up there tomorrow and raise some heck. The flooring place came in and looked at our hardwood. It's a 4x8 area and may only cost us $100 to get fixed. WOO HOO!!!! I'm thrilled with that as was DH. He's still going to call Ice Mountain, but he's not going to rant and rave over $100.

That's all I know for now. Oh! One other thing....I'm taking ideas for boy names if you want to throw them my way. Every single one I have came up with DH hates--Ezekiel Matthew (call him Zeke), Malachi David, and Elijah Matthew. I want a biblical name and the middle name gets to be from my side of the family (Matthew is after my brother, David my uncle, Ray my dad's middle name). Any ideas out there?!?! If you want to share that is....I'm not rummaging through my book of 94,000 baby names anymore. Let DH think of one! :)

Friday, November 9, 2007

Three and a half hours....

That's how long I was at the JCPenney portrait studio on Thursday. Three and a half flippin hours. I was so pissed off when I left there. I won't go into all the gory details, but yes we got family pictures and yes they turned out good, but all the crap I went through just to get them picked out and actually get the pictures taken was luadcris! AND I will NEVER go back there EVER again. I said that 2 years ago, but this time I mean it. By the time we left, I was so weak from not eating for oh...5 or 6 hours and DS was hungry. Luckily, they have a play area and DS was a perfect angel.

Several of you left comments telling me to hire a cleaning lady. I have one. But she had a baby on October 17th and is having a hard recovery from her C-section. And it's not the dirt that's killing me, it's the every day pile up of mail, daycare notes, magazines, etc... I did manage to get the table cleaned off tonight so that is a plus. I'm going to try to work on the bar area once I am done here. I am hoping and praying my cleaning lady will be able to come back soon, but when I talked to her on Monday they were talking about opening her back up b/c her incision was infected and had a blood clot in it that wasn't clearing up. So if they did that, I am sure it will be a little while longer. I pay her $100 every 2 weeks and it is well worth it. BUT...she doesn't go through my mail and the daycare papers. She just cleans. It's my job to make sure things are at least straightened up. HA...that hasn't happened in a while.

I had to take DS to the doctor today to get his flu shot. Poor kid....cried and cried. I felt so bad for him. But they gave him a popsicle and once we got out of there, he was fine. I hate being the bad guy and always having to take him for the bad stuff, but that's the life of a mom I guess. Sometimes, it sucks.

I found out today that a good friend of mine had a miscarriage on Wednesday. She was supposed to be 9 weeks, but the baby quit growing at 7 weeks. She was 6 weeks behind me and I was so excited for her. I feel so bad for her. I don't even know what to say. This would have been her 2nd child. I know she will try again, I just hurt for her right now. :(

I think that's it for me tonight. We are leaving in the morning to go visit the family for the weekend. I'm looking forward to it. Gotta get DS a bath and into bed. Have a fantastic weekend!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

A Barbie post

You all know what the Barbie oath is so I am not going to repeat it. But it says I can be bitchy anytime I want. And I am pregnant and had a rough day so that right there is enough to warrant this post.

My house is an utter and complete wreck. I mean mail piled up, magazines & papers everywhere, toys strung all over, laundry that NEVER ends (and it usually does here) and a wife/mom who is just too damn tired to do it ALL. Right now, I hate living where I do b/c we have ZERO family close. (I don't really hate it, I actually love it, but tonight I am hating it.) I feel like we NEVER get a break from our son or from anything for that matter. Just to have grandma come take him for a weekend so I can get something accomplished around here without having it destroyed 2 minutes later would be the ultimate gift right now. I feel guilty when I spend the entire day working on the house when he is home, but I don't have time to do it otherwise. Every evening, I am just too darn tired to do anything. Thankfully, DH cleans up the dishes and runs the dishwasher every night, otherwise someone may have been shot at this point. Then I think of what it's going to be like with 2 kids, and I just get insanely nervous and scared. Can I do this? Hell, at this point, I can't even keep my house clean for one full day. Want to know the last time my house was in tip top shape? When we went on vacation...OVER A MONTH AGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have thought about asking my mom to come for the weekend to help me out, but that would just make more messes for me b/c she would have DS here and they would play. ARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just need to scream! We have a water cooler in DH office. Ice Mountain delivers 5 gallon jugs of water to our door every month. This morning, DH put a new jug on the cooler and left to go to work. Normally not a problem. BUT leaked ALL DAY LONG. Did I mention we have hardwood floors in his office? Yeah and as of right now, they looked warped. Probably $1,000 worth of damage. The bottle that was on the cooler had a hole in it and it leaked 3 gallons of water out very slowly all day. Oh and it leaked down to the basement. LOVELY!! Ice Mountain is going to pay for this b/c this is not the first time one of their bottles has leaked on us. The last 2 times it happened was at our old house and it leaked on to the ceramic tile floor so it wasn't a problem. Luckily, we have boards left from when they put the hardwood in, but still. It's the principal. It happened and it has ruined our beautiful, only a year and a half old hardwood floors! We have a fan on it right now, but it's not helping matters. ARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Okay, enough whining and bitching...

Did I tell you all we witnessed a theft the other night and didn't even know it? In our sub-division there is a new house going up across the street. There are only 3 finished houses here as it is, so this will be #4. We were coming home Saturday night and as we pulled into our sub division this truck with a trailer on it pulled in in front of us. We didn't think anything of it b/c people do odd things at all hours of the day/night around here. The truck pulled off to the side in front of the new house and we went on our merry way and pulled into our garage. I came into investigate things and told DH "They are loading that bob cat up into that trailer". We both thought it was odd, but didn't think a thing of it. So...Monday morning rolls around and a county sheriff knocks on my door. Wants to know if we saw anything. I said yes and he said they were stealing that bob cat!!!! OMG!!!! It was then that I was kicking myself for NOT getting a plate number as we drove right by the truck. I just couldn't believe the guys (there were 2 men) had the balls to do that even after we saw them and pulled up past them to get to our house. DH thinks they had done it before b/c they weren't nervous or anything (they didn't appear to be anyway). It was just really, really odd. When we were building, our house got broken into. Nothing was stolen, just the front door kicked in (they had just hung dry wall and there were no appliances in yet) but that was it. We were the first house out here so we were very lucky b/c we are kind of in the country of a suburb. Anyway...hingsight being 20/20, we would have gotten a plate number on the truck, but we didn't. I just hope the owner had insurance b/c that is one expensive piece of equipment!

I am off of here now. I am still suffering severe gastrointestinal issues so I am going to go to lie down and hope things right themselves. Calgon....take me away!!!!!!!!!!

Oh and one more thing....NO, we don't want to find out what the baby is. The Chinese lunar calendar says boy, but it said girl for DS, so I don't hold that in high regard. Although I do think it's a boy, we will have to wait until May to find out. Sorry all! :) Oh and believe me, my grandma and my mom and everyone else wants to know, but I told them they have to wait. So you all aren't the only ones giving me flack about it. ;)

Okay one more thing....several of you left comments about me only gaining 7# in the first trimester.... I am NOT by any means on track. I am eating more fruit now, but in the beginning I think I had pizza every day. And I have this love with Cherry Coke right now. Breakfast is hard (this week anyway) b/c nothing sounds good. I don't eat very much when I do eat, so maybe that helps, but what I have been eating is sooo not on track. But I love you all anyway for saying that. You are too darn sweet!!! ;)

Now I am really out of here!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Hello 2nd Trimester!

14 weeks officially starts the 2nd trimester. I can't believe I made it, but I am here. I am *HOPING* I can feel better SOON. I told the doctor about my issues with abdominal pain and all the pulling and stretching I have been feeling. She thinks it's all gastrointestinal. So I am going to try a few things and see what happens.

As far as the baby, things are great. Heartbeat was 160 beats per minute. If I remember correctly, I think DS was right around there. I think I am having a boy, so that would make sense. I think girls tend to run higher (maybe 180 or so--anyone out there confirm that for me?). And as for my weight....well I am SO EXCITED!!!!!!!

I got on our home scales this morning and it was the same first 3 digits that it was the last time I went to the doctor. I couldn't remember the tenths. By the time I got to the doctor (after breakfast, a snack, and lunch) I had only gained a POUND!!!!! This means I only gained 7# my first trimester. Considering I gained 20+ with DS, this is HUGE!!! WOO HOO!!!!! I have managed to stay OUT of the Halloween candy except for one fun size pack of Skittles. I am so darn excited.

My mom had the balls to ask me how much weight I had gained. I told her, don't you know you should NEVER ask a pregnant woman that question!??! She said, well I always thought a pregnant woman should be proud of the weight she gained. Let me tell you, I was NOT proud of the 55# I gained with DS. NOT. AT. ALL. UGH. I hope she doesn't ask me again! That's one annoying question.

I had so many other things I wanted to blog about, but they are escaping me now. And dinner is in the oven so I am outta here. Have a great night and a wonderful Tuesday!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Pictures and Halloween

My little guy had a BLAST trick-or-treating. This was the first year that he really knew what to do and what was going on, and he just loved it. It was so cute and fun to watch him and his little friends go door to door. It was just so much fun!! The husband went and we took the dog for the evening and had a great time. I can't wait until next year. Here is a picture of him before we left. I took a picture of DS and the dog (yes, the dog--Sophie--has a costume--she was a pumpkin) but it didn't turn out very well and Sophie wouldn't sit still long enough for me to get another one.

DH took this picture of me tonight. This picture makes me look bigger than I really feel. So I guess that is a good thing? I really don't feel like I am showing THAT much, but maybe I am. My 2nd trimester starts on Sunday and I will be so glad. I have not felt very good this week at all. I've caught somewhat of a cold and then being tired and pregnant on top of's just not been the best week. Thursday night, I called my baby sister in tears b/c I just want someone to come take care of ME. I wasn't feeling the best last night anyway, so I guess I was having a pity party of 1. I told her I wanted someone to come clean my house, do my laundry, and just generally take care of ME. I take care of everyone else. And my DH is not the most sensitive man in the world so he just tells me to lay down. Yeah, I can lay down, but that means no laundry will get done, nothing cleaned or straightened up. So, it was a rough night. Things are better tonight though. :) Tomorrow night (Saturday) DH is taking me out for dinner for my birthday. My neighbor is going to watch DS for us. It will be nice to go out without him.

DS just had to be in a picture with me and I couldn't help but post it. He was leaning it to kiss my cheek when DH snapped the picture. Isn't he sweet?!?!

That's it from me tonight. I'm going to try and post on Sunday...just depends on how things go. The game is on and I won't miss any of that! :) GO COLTS!!!

Tag! You're it!

Diet Coke and Zingers tagged anyone in her blog roll and what do you know, I am there. SO here we go....

The Rules:
1-Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog
2-Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird
3-Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs
4- Let them know they are TAGGED by leaving a comment on their blog

1--I never got to go trick-or-treating as a kid. My parents didn't "believe" in Halloween so none of us were allowed to go. Oh and I got taken out of school for Halloween parties too. It was a religious thing with my parents.

2--I never remember believing in Santa Claus (see reason under #1). I have ONE picture of me as a kid where some guy was dressed up in a bad Santa suit and I was in tears, but I think that was probably the one and only time for me. Hence the reason why my kids will always trick or treat and believe in Santa. It's all part of being a kid and my parents didn't see it that way.

3--My first car was a 1979 Mazda GL that didn't have a muffler and had rusted holes in the sides of it. I didn't long as I could go from point A to point B.

4--I have only kissed 6 guys (guys I dated or boyfriends--including DH) in my life.

5--DH and I have been together since I was 17 and we were engaged twice.

6--I love to travel and hope to one day be able to say I have visited all 50 states and all 7 continents.

7--I was 115# when DH and I started dating. I had dropped a ton of weight around age 15 just by cutting back and kept it off that long. Then he introduced me to dining out and then I gained, and gained. I think I was between 150 and 160 when we got married.

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