Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Big 7!

The Bump: 28 weeks.

So here I am. Starting out my 7th month. My belly keeps on ever-growing. It's so weird to me to look in the mirror and see how big my belly is getting. Or looking down and not seeing my feet anymore. (not that I want to. They are becoming puffy) Or when I hug Sam my tummy is just in the way. But I sure do feel pretty cute with it. Most of the time anyway. So in honor of the 7th month of pregnancy, here is a list of things going on with myself and my little Abbigale.
  • Like I said, my feet are getting puffy. I noticed earlier this week at work they were puffing over my shoes. Sigh.
  • I just had to go shopping today for new shirts. :) My belly is outgrowing some of the ones I bought at the beginning. (see above for one of my new ones)
  • I can't get off my couch or floor anymore while looking like a lady at the same time.
  • My heartburn is getting worse, but it can still be handled.
  • I haven't thrown up in THREE WEEKS AND 2 DAYS!!! Which is big news. I just hope I didn't jinx myself.
  • My thoughtful boss told me earlier this week I was starting to waddle. He said it was a compliment though. Um...thank you?
  • Abby is kicking really hard. Sam can feel her kick and we can see my tummy moving when she does. Best feeling ever!!
We are so excited for her to come. In about 12 more weeks, we are going to have a baby!! Sometimes I think about it and get sooooo excited I can barley stand it! Other times, I get so overwhelmed at the thought that once I have this baby, there is no turning back. She is our responsibility! We can't just give her back, though I know I won't want to.

Oh and also, congratulations to my BFF8 Mel and her husband Justin. They just found out they are having a little boy!! It is going to be so much fun having a baby with her!! Abby and  are going to be the best of friends!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Itch

Please don't mind the awkward angle...
I have a confession. I tend to be a little piggy. Lately, I've noticed when I eat crumbly things such as bread or crackers or chips, usually afterwords, my tummy looks often like this. Many times I haven't noticed and Sam ends up dusting off my large tummy before we go into public.Thank goodness.

Well yesterday we had bread and pasta for dinner. And after my bread, I did the usual dusting off before we went and ran our errands. Well in one of the stores we were at, my belly started to itch like crazy. I just figured that it was itching because it often does, as do most pregnant bellies I'm sure. Well this itch kept getting worse and worse, the same spot. I could barley stand it!! It was driving me crazy!! I wanted to see if it was a particular dry spot or if I had a rash or hives or something that could be causing this weird itch so, as soon as I got to the car, I lifted up my shirt to see what was the matter. As I did so, crumbs slid down my belly. I touched my hand to it and sure enough, my crumbs not only appeared on my shirt, but also down my shirt, causing my horrible itching. Oh boy.

So, if you ever have an itch that just won't go away, it could be a rash, it could be dry skin, but if you're like me, it's definitely crumbs.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Tag, you're it!

Like a doofus, I forgot to tag people in this post, so now I shall tag Ashley, Kari, and since she hasn't blogged for so long (I am not sure she even gets on blogger) Chelsea!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

15 Things that make you all the wiser about Moi.

I was tagged by my BFF8 to do this little dilly. And I must say, I am thrilled. Nay, I am honored. Mostly, I'm just glad I can take up time until I get off work in 40 min. And let me be honest, I LOVE answering quizzes about myself. I am so self absorbed!

1 - Dream Job?

I have always secretly wanted to be a Marine Biologist. I used to play like I had a dolphin named Bubbles that lived in my living room. So, I would love a real life dolphin named Bubbles. Too bad I didn't choose that career path. Instead, I want to be a dance teacher! I love love LOVE dancing. I would love to be a professional dancer (not the kinky type mind you), but since that won't be happening anytime soon, I'll just have to find joy in teaching little girlies how to dance.

2-Favorite Drink

I would have to say Cherry Coke. I love it. And I miss it terribly now that I am pregnant and am staying away from caffeine. (although spoiler alert: I have had some while I've been pregnant. And let me tell you, Abby just loves it. I'm teaching my child bad habits already!)

Me at 25 weeks!
3 - Most Important Beauty Secret

I don't really have a beauty secret, though I wish I did. I like to get my sleep. If I don't, my personality isn't so pretty. I do find though that being pregnant makes me feel pretty. I like the way I look and I like when people ask me when I'm due. Because now it is obvious that I am pregnant.

4 - If you had an all-expenses paid vacation, where would you go?

I would love to go to Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. Also, I'd love to go to South Africa. My Granny is from there and it would be so cool to go and see where she was raised.I would also like to go to New Zealand and walk the path of the Hobbits.

5 - If you had 3 wishes, what would they be?

I would wish that I didn't have to work so much after Abby was born, that my hair would be long and short at will, and that I'd be able to dance everyday! (included in the dance wish, I'd wish Sam would dance with me.)

6 - If you could have one type of food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Hmmm...I'd have to say...Olive Garden salad and bread-sticks. If only I could guarantee never getting tired of them. Or Rocky Road ice cream on a sugar cone.

7 - What's one talent you wish you had?

I wish I was more crafty, and more able to look at something that needs some fixing up and know how to do it. Like my new house. I want to make it more my style, but I'm stumped as to how to do it. Thankfully I have some help with that.

8 - Biggest celebrity crushes

You know, I don't have very many celebrity crushes. I did when I was younger, but now I really don't. Sure I think some actors are mighty good looking. But mostly I'm not too ga ga over celebrities. Except maybe Harry Potter. But not Daniel Radcliffe, I mean THE Harry Potter. He is a celebrity in my book.

9 - If you could look into the future, would you?

If I could pick and choose what I looked at I would. I would see if Abby was a healthy baby. I'd also look to see if my plans went as follows: Sam and I dying together, very old, while holding hands in bed someday. (kinda like The Notebook)

10 - What made you start a blog?

I got married, so what do you do next when you are married but start a blog right?

11 - What was the happiest day of your life? (and don't say the day you got married or had a kid = lame)

The early years: pre-mission
I'd say the day I realized I loved Sam. (this last time we got back together.) He had been chasing me for a few months. I had another boyfriend, but Sam slowly wiggled his way in. He was always there for me, he'd kiss me, even if I didn't want him to. (it sure didn't bother me) he let me cry on his shoulder, he told me he loved me even if I rejected him. He was always there for me. And finally one day we were at my brothers for some sort of game and it hit me like a ton of bricks. I knew I loved him, and planned to tell him later. So when I dropped him off that night, I got out of my car, we kissed goodnight. Cranberries Stars was playing in the background. I told him I loved him. His eyes bulged twice their size, a smile spread across his face. He hugged me tighter and said he loved me too. It was the best feeling in the world.

12 - Top 4 book recommendations

1. Harry Potter of course.
2. Hunger Games.
3. The Host.
4. Clockwork Angle.

13 - What's your guilty pleasure movie

Ever After. I could watch this movie over and over again. It is by far my favorite. I always rewind the end when he rescues her and then when she gets her sweet revenge. 

14 - What's your worst habit?
Well...where to begin. I sing in the shower. Sometimes I spend too much time volunteering. Occasionally I'll hit somebody with my car. So sue me... No, don't sue me. That is the opposite of the point that I'm trying to make.

Actually those are false. I was thinking about this a lot yesterday. (I take my blogging REALLY seriously) and I came up with a few...that led to a whole list. But, I'll just list the few I realized. One of my little bad habits are people watching. I know a lot of people "people watch" but sometimes I go to far. The people I'm watching will catch me often. You'd think that I would stop watching them...but I can't help it and I start to stare at them again. Usually getting caught again. It's an endless cycle. Also, I am purposefully a brat to Sam. For example: he'll ask me to hand him something, by which I'll just look at him all defiant like, and place whatever he is asking for farther away from him. And then I'll smile this horribly bratty smile. He does love me I promise.

15 - What golden girl would you be?

Well, I don't know the Golden Girls. I have never watched an episode in my life so...I have no idea. But that Betty White is sure funny. (is she a Golden Girl?)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Mommy and Daddy

I just want to say how grateful I am for my mommy and daddy. They are such wonderful people. They never think twice about helping one of their children, no matter the stress or burden it might put on them. They do the best they can to be there for us. They have made many sacrifices for all of us kids throughout our lives. They have taught me what it means to be a parent, and that you are never done being one. They have helped us kids with money issues at one time or another, let us in their home if needs be, give us advice on perhaps little issues, helped us with college...anything they can to help us. They even put their needs before ours if that is what needs to be done. And they do it willingly. So thank you mom and dad. I have learned so much through your example. You truly do so much for us kids, and sometimes I don't feel like you get the thanks you deserve. Love you!! :)