Friday, December 12, 2008
I love it. I'm so bonded with this sweet little girl. I am having trouble remembering life before she was here.
What I love about being a mom:
Looking down at her while she nurses
Her tiny little hand gripping my finger
The sound of her breathing while she sleeps with her head resting on my shoulder
The whimpers, grunts and other random noises she makes as she begins to wake up
The way she stretches and yawns as she wakes up
The randoms smiles she makes as she falls asleep
Seeing her daddy hold her
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
As I've said to many of you in the past few days, I WILL be thankful for a cute little baby girl come Thanksgiving day. She will be here to celebrate with us. I'm sure my doctor doesn't want to deliver me on a holiday anymore than I want to be in the hospital on a holiday.
Just keep your phones charged and close by. We'll let you know once the party starts rolling.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
This morning "Shelter" by Javier Flood (?) woke up the crew of Endeavour.
One of the really cool things about this mission is that Dr. Sandy Magnus is onboard. Dr. Magnus is from Belleville, IL, which is not too far from where I live. Dr. Magnus will be staying onboard the International Space Station until February, when STS-119 is scheduled to bring her back. The crew of STS-119 includes two astronauts who are former teachers, Ricky Arnold and Joe Acaba. I'm so excited to see that they will be going to space on the shuttle.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
He did palpate the baby, though. That means he used his hands to feel around my belly to check the position of the baby. And he confirmed my thoughts that the baby is head down, but still sitting high, not ready for birth quite yet.
She just has to wait a few more days before our regular doctor is back in town...
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sunday, November 09, 2008
They all decided that the best way to find out if their beliefs were true was to ask the famed talking 'mirror, mirror on the wall' to confirm for them whether Shrek was the strongest, Angelina Jolie was the most gorgeous and Brad Pitt was the sexiest. They agreed to meet again the next day for lunch to discuss their findings.
The next day Shrek walked up with a smile. 'Well, it's true. The mirror told me that I am the strongest man in the world.'
Brad Pitt perked up and said: 'And I know for sur e that I'm the sexiest man alive.'
But Angelina Jolie lifted her sad, gorgeous face and said...'Who the heck is Jennie?, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were all having lunch together. Shrek said, 'I have always thought that I'm the '
*Note the title of the blog...
Thursday, November 06, 2008
And let me tell you, your body starts preparing you for lack of sleep WELL before the baby gets here. I haven't slept through the night in weeks now. I wake up at least once a night to go to the bathroom, and now I seem to wake up nightly between 1:30 and 2:30 hungry. So I have to get up and actually go eat in the middle of the night. But I kinda like that I can get up and scarf down a bowl of Cheerios and then go back to bed without feeling guilty. Almost makes me want to go have a bowl of Cheerios now... maybe I will.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
The hospital where I will deliver has wireless internet in the room, so we'll be able to let everyone know the progress of labor and delivery. Don't worry, I won't include the gross stuff.
Friday, October 24, 2008
(x) Gone on a blind date
(x) Skipped school
(x) Watched someone die
(x) Been to Canada
(X) Been to Mexico
(x) Been to Florida
(x) Been on a plane
(x) Been lost
(x) Been on the opposite side of the country
(x) Swam in the ocean
(x) Cried yourself to sleep
() Played cops and robbers
(X) Recently colored with crayons
(x) Sang Karaoke
() Paid for a meal with coins only?
(x) Done something you told yourself you wouldn't?
(x) Made prank phone calls
(x) Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose
(x) Caught a snowflake on your tongue
(x) Danced in the rain
(x) Written a letter to Santa Claus
(X) Been kissed under the mistletoe
() Watched the sunrise with someone you care about
(x) Blown bubbles
(x) Gone ice-skating
(X)Been skinny dipping outdoors
(x) Gone to the movies
1. Any nicknames? Jennie, JJ, HoneyBunchesofOats
8. Favorite vacation spot? cruise ship
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
My sister also surprised me and my mother with a very special guest... wait for it.... Aunt Sher! Ben got video of me and my mom seeing her, and when he gets it off the memory card and onto a computer, I'll try and post it here. It's hilarious to see my mom's reaction. The only other time I've seen her like that was when I told her I was pregnant!
When we showed my dad the video (he wasn't there when Sher showed up), he asked mom why he never got a welcome home like that... all happy screaming and tears and stuff. It was funny.
My sister also took a ton of pictures with her cool new camera, and maybe she'll be nice and share some good pics with me so I can post them... hint hint.
To those of you who were at this shower, I want to thank you again for being there and for your generosity. Ben and I are so lucky to have such wonderful friends and family who share like you do. I just hope that we are able to return the favor when you need us to. Thanks. (The notes will be mailed out this weekend... hopefully...)
Saturday, September 27, 2008
1. What is your name: Jennie
2. Four letter word: June
4. City: Juno, Alaska
5. Boy's Name: John
6. Beverage: Java
7. Occupation: janitor
8. Something you wear: jewelry
9. Celebrity: Jennifer Aniston
10. Food: Jell-o
11. Something in a bathroom: jacuzzi tub (I don't have oned, but it says "a bathroom")
12. Reason for being late: just couldn't wake up
13. Cartoon Character: Jabberjaw
14. Something you shout: Jesus H. Christ (I don't yell that, but I know others who do)
15. Animal: jellyfish
16. Something you do: jump rope
17. Word to describe you: jolie (French for "pretty") I swear I'm not conceited but I couldn't think of anything else...
Monday, September 22, 2008
This weekend, Ben, Jessi, Craig and I worked on the baby nursery. (On Thursday, our friend, Matt, helped us to pick up the crib and changing table and get it home. Thank goodness he helped us because neither piece fit in our car.) Jessi and Craig came over Saturday afternoon and helped us to put up the border. It wasn't as hard as we thought it might be, but the directions to put it up weren't exactly the best. I kind of wish they had included pictures or listed a website with an instructional video... oh well, we got it done and it looks so cute! I'll post pictures later.
Yesterday, Ben and I decided to put together the crib. We figured it might take us 30 to 60 minutes. Well, fifteen minutes into it, we realize one of the pieces is improperly drilled. So I call Babies R Us, and they have to order us the part. They don't have any in stock. Grrr. So now we wait.
Luckily, I have all of next week off, so maybe I'll be able to do more to get the nursery set up during that time.
P.S. The hiccups have stopped. I think she's going back to sleep now. Hee hee.
Monday, September 15, 2008
While diabetes is very serious, as long as gestational diabetes is treated with at least a healthy, restrictive diet, leaving out refined sugars and carbohydrates, the only effect on the pregnancy is a slightly larger baaby. If diabetes is not controlled, the baby can get large enough to warrant a C-section (which I am trying like heck to avoid) or could even kill mom or baby (if she's got a really serious case of it).
So I saw my doctor a few days later (last Thursday), and he tells me that no, I'm not diabetic, but pre-diabetic. He still wants me to eat as though I have diabetes to prevent it from becoming a reality in the next nine weeks or so until the baby is born. So today I have an appointment with a dietician (sp?) to learn how to eat with a pre-diabetic condition.
I find all this mildly amusing since I tend to be closer to hypoglycemic when I'm not pregnant. In other words, if I don't eat regularly, keeping my blood sugar steady, I tend to get dizzy, nauseous, and cranky. Diabetes is completely the opposite, it's hyperglycemic. Ha. How weird the human body can be!
Then, the day after my birthday, another co-worker (unaware of my "diabetic" status), made me an awesome cake. Here it is:
For those of you who are looking at that cake thinking, "what in goodness name is that?" That is a stargate. My husband, friends and most of my family watch a TV show called "Stargate SG-1" and/or it's spin-off "Stargate: Atlantis." In the show, a stargate moves people from world to world using a wormhole through space, no spaceship needed. My co-worker even went online and found pictures of stargates so she could make it as accurately as possible. Not only does it look good, it tasted good, too! I had one small sliver so I wouldn't hurt her feelings, pluse it's much harder for me to turn down cake than cookies.
So, just wanted to share that neat little picture with you all.
Monday, September 01, 2008
Clean room, clean floor!
Everything out but for the paint and a piece of heirloom furniture
Stay tuned for the updates on the baby nursery!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Here's how the test goes (sorry to those who are slightly squeamish):
I have to fast (not eat) for 8 to 12 hours before the test
I get to the lab and they draw blood for a baseline blood glucose level
I drink 10 ounces of lemon-lime flavored sugar syrup (it tastes like Sprite or 7-Up with carbonation) within five minutes
For the next three hours, I get my blood drawn every hour on the hour
In the past, I've had issues with having my blood drawn. Not because I'm squeamish and hate having my blood drawn, but I think it's because my body keeps the lowest level of blood necessary to keep me conscious. Any loss of blood, and I'm fading to black. And now, I've got low blood sugar because I've been fasting and they are taking blood like it's going out of style? It's a miracle that I didn't pass out today.
Hopefully, my results from this test will show that I do not have gestational diabetes. I really don't want to have to deal with that. That would bite. To have an uneventful pregnancy up to now and then to get diagnosed with that?
Monday, August 25, 2008
That's my friend Karl giving Becca the bunny ears.
Since then, I've had to get a maternity support brace for my back because my belly's getting so big. Putting this thing on is like strapping in for a parachute jump!
Ben has been feeling the baby move now for about a week. She kicks and punches and he always seems amazed at how hard she's doing it. I keep telling him, it's always felt like this, there's just less cushion between her and the outside world now!
BTW, I'm experiencing fewer of the contractions lately. Who knows why, but they just seem to happen less. Everything else is going well, though.
1. Do you like blue cheese? Yes (but haven't had any since February)
2. Have you ever smoked? Yes, briefly in college I lost my mind and inhaled smoke into my lungs
3. Do you own a gun? Technically, yes, my husband and I own some guns
4. What flavor Kool-Aid was your favorite? cherry
5. Do you get nervous before doctors appointments? Nope
6. What do you think of hot dogs? I don't think of them often... but they generally taste good with Boston Baked Beans
7. What is your favorite Christmas movie? The Grinch Who Stole Christmas (cartoon version)
8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? non-pregnant - coffee with loads of cream and sugar, pregnant - apple juice washes down the ginormous prenatal vitamin pretty well
9. Can you do push ups? I think I can do one traditional push-up, five "girly" push-ups
10. What's your favorite piece of jewelry? my wedding ring set (hubby did a great job picking it out!)
11. Favorite hobby? reading, singing (they are tied)
12. Do you have A.D.D.? yes, I was diagnosed at 23, medications don't work for me though, what was the question?
13. What's one trait you hate about yourself? I tend to be lazy
14. Middle name? McCarthy
15. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment? my back hurts, what colors will my sister and I pick out for the baby's room, wonder what the baby will look like?
16. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink? apple juice, water, sprite/7-up
17. Current worry? Am I doing everything I can to make sure this baby will be healthy and happy?
18. Current Hate right now? Hate's a strong word... although I do often say "I hate stupid people!!"
19. Favorite place to be? On a cruise
20. How did you bring in the New Year? with family and friends
21. Where would you like to go? Scotland, Ireland, France
22. Name three people who will complete this? I tag anyone who reads this.
23. Do you own slippers? Yes
24. What color shirt are you wearing right now? White
25. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? never have
26.. Can you whistle? yup, not very good at it though
27. Favorite color? blue
28. Would you be a pirate? I'd be a space pirate! Arrrr, beam me yur booty!
29. What songs do you sing in the shower? whatever is playing on my mp3 player
30. Favorite girls name? Rebecca
31. Favorite boy's name? William Henry
32. What's in your pocket right now? nothing
33. Last thing that made you laugh? Bobbie, our receptionist
34 Best bed sheets as a child? I had Rainbow Brite sheets
35. Worst injury you've ever had? broken thumb and tooth (from a bus accident as a kid)
36. Do you love where you live? YES
37. How many TV's do you have in your house? 5 (but only three are used on a regular basis)
38. Who is your loudest friend? Karl and Ben are tied (I can always find them at the store, especially if they're talking to one another) :)
39. How many dogs do you have? 0
40. Does someone have a crush on you? Not that I know of
41. What is your favorite book? "Where the Red Fern Grows"
42. What is your favorite candy? Depends on my mood... sometimes I like licorice, sometimes I want chocolate, so I'd say Good-n-Plenty, Snickers, Charleston Chew
43. Favorite Sports Team? St. Louis Rams
44. What song do you want played at your funeral? Amazing Grace- on the bagpipes
No this isn't a baby bump post, but I'll get a pic up soon, I swear!
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
No new picture tonight, Ben is out bowling and I'll be asleep by the time he gets home. I will try and post a new pic by the end of the week, though.
I do have a new update on pregnancy stuff, though. I have been experiencing Braxton-Hicks contractions periodically. Braxton-Hicks are contractions that go throughout a woman's pregnancy prepping her muscles for birth. The contractions don't hurt, it just gets kinda tight in my lower abdomen area. I tend to get them when I push myself too hard, so I've been trying to take it easy and that seems to help.
Baby Girl B. is kicking and punching much more regularly now. Anytime I'm seated or laying down for a few minutes or more, she begins her routine. *Punch Mommy here, kick Mommy there, another kick here for good measure...*
It's only going to be a couple more weeks before other people will be able to feel the movements. My doc says it'll happen around 30 weeks, but these kicks and movements are getting strong enough that if I watch my belly for a while, I can see them happening. So, I think Ben will be feeling her move very soon. Most nights, I keep taking his hand and putting it on my belly to see if he feels anything, but he never does. It amazes me cuz it feels like his daughter is just tearing it up in there. Like the ultrasound tech said, she's either going to be a volleyball player (because of her height and constant motion) or a soccer player.
Friday, July 11, 2008
Today was the last day for my co-worker, Missy. She was SUCH fun to work with. She has a really funny sense of humor and always found the funniest part of any and all situations. She was a great confidant for me to vent about work related stuff (in other words, my interactions with my boss... which is a whole other blog for somewhere down the road, that's for sure!). Missy will be severely missed by me.
I am happy about the gal who's filling Missy's position, though. She seems like a very sweet, nice, fun gal. We're about the same age, so I'm hoping that we'll have some in common. Although, so far it appears that she as more in common with my boss, which could mean that I might feel slightly alienated, as my boss has a tendency to talk with anyone but me while at work. But I digress... I look forward to getting to know my new co-worker.
Moving on again...
Our basement got water damage AGAIN. The second time in a month or so. Grrr. This time, my brother-in-law came out to install an outlet on the outside of our house so we can get a sump pump installed in our basement window well. We strongly believe that the window well is the source of the leak when it rains heavily. Hopefully, the sump pump will make a difference.
Thursday, July 03, 2008
Although the tech did give us some interesting news that I wasn't necessarily expecting... we're going to have a very long baby. And she's bigger than other babies at the same stage of development. By about 30%! She didn't give us a length measurement, but did say she's taller than other babies at 20 weeks of development. She did give us a weight estimate, though. She said that the baby is about 12 ounces. Other babies at this same point in development are about 9 ounces.
Now, I should say, I'm not surprised that I'm going to have a big baby. Hello! I'm not small and neither is Ben. I just was surprised that the tech could predict those things this early!
During the actual ultrasound, I got glimpses of what she looks like, and she reminds me of her cousin Madison. I think that she's going to look a lot like Ben's side of the family, which is not bad. His family is good looking! And all of our nieces and nephews are cute, so I'm not at all upset that our baby will be following that trend! I am slightly biased, though.
Here are some pictures from this year's "Race." (I didn't run... big surprise right?)
Me, Jill, Jessica (my sister), Lisa, Cynthia, Jenae, Karen, Brock (in a "Save the Ta-ta's"), and Brock's mom (can't remember her name)
My sign for Mellisa! It said "I race in celebration of Mellisa D. Mellisa: 8 rounds Chemo: 0"
Those of us in the green shirts were promoting vitamin D and the connection with breast cancer and cancers in general. My sister, her hubby and their co-worker Jill all wore signs that gave information about vitamin D. We even had a few women ask us about it! If you're curious about the links between low vitamin D and breast cancer, go see the Vitamin D Council website.
Monday, June 09, 2008
Of course, though, since I'm trying to find the story to link it on the blog, I can't find it anywhere. What the heck??
The story ran under the line "Local Assist" on tonight's (6-9-2008) NBC Nightly News. If you find it, please let me know.
Sunday, June 08, 2008
Then we found another garage sale where they were selling a wooden cradle, in perfect condition, for $25. It's so cute! The gal had two little girls that she had helping her with the sale, and they were kind of sad to see it go; they enjoyed letting their dollies "sleep" in it. So I thanked them for letting my baby use it. That made them happy to know that another baby would love this cradle as much as they did.
So anyone interested in saving a little money when starting a family, go garage sale hunting!
Here's some pictures off all my baby booty:
Baby Boppy, Snugli (green), Sheepskin, car window shade, carrier cover (forest green), pink cereal container, blue formula container, multicolored spoons and medicine droppers, two bags of bottles and one bag of nipples of various sizes
Saturday, June 07, 2008
Friday, June 06, 2008
Crap. And it's supposed to rain more tomorrow. Dumb.
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Sea foam green baby blanket Aunt Sher knit and sent to us within a couple weeks of announcing the pregnancy!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
I think I'm feeling the baby moving. I think it likes to dance to music. Now, as I type, I'm listening to music and the movement is happening again. I wonder if this baby will be a little dancer...
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
So what's happened since I last blogged?
- Another OB appointment, heard the baby's heartbeat using a Doppler machine, everything is going well, I've gained one pound since my last appointment.
- I'm now wearing maternity clothes (yes, even though I've only gained one pound!). My hips have opened up and gotten wider, so my pants don't fit as well.
Anyway, I've found our digital camera, so I will begin taking baby bump pictures (trust me, I don't have much of a bump at all, when I lay on my back, it disappears completely). I also want to take before and after pictures of the baby nursery. I want to have it cleaned out and painted by the end of June. We'll see if that actually happens. To have that happen, we'll probably need some help from friends and family... hint hint. :)
I'll post again by the end of the week with a baby bump pic and maybe the before pictures for the nursery.
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Anyway, the reason that I believe I'm becoming a hobbit is because I eat like two of every meal. Seriously! I have first breakfast right when I wake up each day. Then I eat second breakfast when I get to work. Then I have first lunch between the two missions, and second lunch after the second mission of the day. Then I have a mini-dinner at about 3:30 to get me through the drive home at 4. When I get home, I have a small snack and fall asleep on the couch until Ben gets home. Then I make real dinner (or we get real dinner delivered since I'm having trouble standing the smell of stuff cooking sometimes). It's crazy how many times I eat a day! And I've lost two pounds in the past couple of weeks. Weird.
Today I got to go maternity clothes shopping since I have two pairs of pants that fit me for work. Even though I've lost weight, my hips are opening up and my belly is getting a little rounder, so I need looser, more supportive pants. Now I just need to find work pants to accompany all the cute work capris that I ended up buying today! :)
P.S. Thank goodness my little baby ticker is showing my baby looking more like a baby now, it looked way weird when I first posted it!! :) My baby is now a little bigger than a strawberry and is making a quarter of a million neurons EVERY MINUTE! That just blows my mind. But it also explains why I'm so dang hungry all the time!
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
For the first couple of weeks after we found out, it seemed surreal, but now that the morning sickness has hit full force, it's not so surreal anymore! I've been lucky and haven't actually gotten sick, yet, but the nausea has been pretty bad from time to time. But my aunt suggested something that has seemed to help. Her friend said that keeping saltines by her bed and eating a few before even getting out of bed helped her get through morning sickness. So for the past week now, as soon as my alarm goes off, I eat a few saltines, let my stomach settle, then I get up and go eat oatmeal right away (and take my prenatal vitamin).
I'm due November 18. I'm going to be a mom. Weird. But good. :)
Thursday, March 20, 2008
BTW: For those of you who don't know, Lefty was my kidney. Two years ago at this moment, I was still groggy and pushing my morphine button repeatedly. The nurses explained the morphine button to me while I was still in the Recovery Room, so I thought that every time I hit the button, I got a bit of morphine. But you really only get it every ten minutes. A couple of days later, Percocet became my best friend. But if I had to do it all again, I would do it in a millisecond.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
For those of you who don't know, Lefty is my left kidney who now resides in my Aunt Sher's right hip.
BTW: I will post about the cruise later.... I'm still playing catch-up at work and at home.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
How Did You Get Here Blog
Now I just need to find out how I can look up how people find MY blog. Not that anyone else ever reads my blog except my husband, my sister and various friends and family members.
I swear, just to get more people to my blog via Google, I'm just going to start adding random words at the end of each blog just to get a new reader.
Apparently, butt crack, butt hair, or anything with butt in it is a great way to attract people. I also like getting the Transformers fans who randomly stumble upon my blog thanks to the one (now two!) reference to BotCon that I went to a year and a half ago.
Take the Quiz
I'm a little iffy on this... I wish I knew what other choices I had for a celebrity soulmate. Brad is not my favorite... but I guess he's not bad. I liked him in the Ocean's trilogy (HA, he made a trilogy) and he was sexy as hell in Legends of the Fall.
Go take the quiz, see who your celebrity soulmate is!
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Thursday, January 31, 2008
The show is about medical miracles. One of the stories featured was a story about a young man, Jason Ray, who decided to become an organ donor. Unfortunately, he was hit by a car and was declared brain dead shortly thereafter. His family was asked if they would donate his organs, and because of a conversation he had with his mother, his heart, kidneys and pancreas among many other organs, are helping more than three people live their lives.
Now, many of you know that I am already an organ donor. But just in case you were to ever wonder if I want to be one again after I'm gone from this world, my answer is a resounding "YES!" If my heart, lungs, pancreas, remaining kidney, liver, eyes, skin, etc. could be of use to another human being, then they should have what they need. I'd also be OK with them taking my brain, but I've already used so much of it, I can't imagine how much will be left when I die. :)
Seriously, though. If you are not an organ donor, please consider signing your driver's license and talking with your family members about your decision. In the state of Illinois, signing your driver's license no longer is a guarantee that your organs will be donated. If you live in Illinois, you can go to THIS SITE and be registered in less than 30 seconds! If you do not live in Illinois, go to OPRAH'S website and click on your state to become a registered organ donor.
You should still talk wit your family and friends about your decision to donate, though. That will make their ability to deal with your choice a little easier. Please, please, please become an organ donor, you could literally save a life (or two, or more!).
I'm SO sleeping in tomorrow. Then, I'm going to do some work from home, then I'll clean my house for our SuperBowl party this Sunday. I honestly don't care who wins, I like both teams. So, off to bed I go so I can make the most of my day off.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
My grandmother's memorial service was this past Sunday. During the service, I got up and said a few words of remembrance. Here they are:
As a military brat, there was a lot of change in my life. One of the few things that stayed constant was Gramma. You could always count on certain things when going to visit Gramma:
· You were going to be fed. From the moment you walked in the door, she was offering to make a sandwich, heat up some leftovers or get out some Fig Newtons and milk.
· You should not walk around the house without shoes. With all her sewing, needles always seemed to find their way to the floor.
· You were going to be fed. When mealtimes came around, there was barely enough room for plates, glasses, and utensils on the table. It was often filled with enough food to feed an army even though there were only 6 to 10 people to feed.
· If you got in trouble (which we rarely did when she was around), she would take your hand in hers and slap her hand as if she was punishing you.
· You were going to be fed (are you noticing a pattern here?). She always had five or more pies baking or cooling at any given time. Pumpkin, lemon meringue, blueberry,
I kid about Gramma and food, but you always knew she loved you. The twinkle in her eye as she pseudo-punished you was enough to tell you that she wasn’t really mad, she really loved you enough to teach you how to be better.
Gramma also shared her love of learning. She was such a voracious reader; you never saw her without a book nearby. She impressed upon me at an early age how important education was. I’d like to believe that I teach much in the same way she did, with a twinkle in her eye and a passion for the subject.
I’m so lucky that I knew her for 30 years. I know that she’s happier now; she’s with Grampa and she’s free from a body that no longer allowed her to live as she wanted. I can’t wait to tell my kids one day about their Great-Gramma McCarthy.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
I was hoping to be posting some great news, but the good news is that Ben and I are now officially "trying." Keep your fingers crossed and send some good vibes our way.
Work has kept me very busy, and I've been trying to cook more when I get home from work, so that leaves me pretty well exhausted and I have little interest in turning on my computer to check e-mails, read blogs and post blogs.
Well, I'll try and post more often.
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
- been to the DMV
- registered to vote at the local courthouse
- bought an awesome (he made me say it) new TV with hubby
- rearranged our house for the new TV with hubby
- had a dinner party for 8
- returned to work
- knit my first baby hat
- still working on a baby blanket for my sister (no, she's not preggers, but she might have a baby by the time I finish this dang thing...)
- started reading a kick butt book (more about that later)
And wouldn't you know it, the day I give it to him, he happened to wear an outfit that matched! Isn't he a cutey-patootey? Those little chubby cheeks are perfect for tickling, and now he laughs when I do that!
Now to the kick butt book:
This book is not only good for women who are currently trying to get pregnant (like me), but also good for women who are not. So basically, every woman should read this book. In less than two weeks, I have learned more about my body, especially my reproductive system, than I ever learned in 30 years of life before! It's an amazing book. Gentlemen (OK, there's like 4 of you who read my blog regularly...), if you love the woman in your life, you will buy her this book. It's a super easy read (the author is very good), and contains useful information for every woman, no matter phase of life that she is in. Ladies, you HAVE to read this book!