February 28, 2009

Yeah for weekends

I. Love. Weekends.

Sean and I went out to eat at Gellas last night for supper. We love eating there but it wasn't up to par like it normally is for us. Still OK, but not great. We then watched our favorite show, Friday Night Lights and then it was bed for me :) Of course, right?!?

This weekend we were planning on working on the basement but I'm not sure how much of that is going to happen. The in-laws were planning to come and that would help Sean get motivated but they can't come now. Sean says he's "going" to work on it, but we'll see. He's still laying on the couch as I blog. I asked for the basement to be done by my birthday... but I don't for see that happening. BTW, my birthday is in 35 days... just in case you were wondering :) Hopefully it is all done before the baby comes.

I have a photo session today then who knows what I'll do. But I'm sure a nap will be in there sometime!! Nothing to exciting for us!

Have a great Saturday!!!

February 26, 2009


Tonight I started baby shopping! And it's been FUN! I could get in trouble with this.

Something I planned to do before I even got pregnant was to cloth diaper our babies. Call me crazy. Stupid. Dumb. Gross.

I don't care.

I'm super excited about this! Cost wise it's super inexpensive (or can be) compared to sposies and it's so much better for this wonderful world we'll be living in for a LONG time. And probably the thing that convinced me the most - they are SO cute!

I've had negative feedback about it and some positive. I have a great outlook on it so I'm excited to do it.

I'm still learning a lot about it but tonight was my first purchase of prefolds and covers. I'm planning on using these mostly around the house. As Baby Jay gets bigger I think I'm going to go with fitteds. I think. Like I said, I'm still learning!

Wish me luck!

February 25, 2009


Ok kids. Get ready to call me a dork.

So my little Miss Reese has been sick. Not sure what her deal is but she started puking last night and then tonight there was leftover food in her bowl, which she ate, then proceeded to puke up (while I'm gagging which leads to puking for me). While I'm gagging/cleaning that up I find another pile which was from this morning. So I start to panic. This is where you can call me a dork.

I start crying because I start thinking about having to take her to the doggie doc and they find out she has a bowel obstruction which needs surgery. So I ask her how much it's going to cost and she tells me $5,000. Well folks, I just don't have $5,000 dollars lying around my house so I start BAWLING, like shaking bawling, thinking I'm going to have to put my baby to sleep. :( No one understands how much I love this dog. And even though I know this isn't true, I just started bawling thinking I was going to have to put her asleep. Honestly, I probably started crying instantly which then lasted like 10 minutes while I snuggled with Reese. She must think she has one crazy owner.

Anyways, if she doesn't keep her food down in the morning I'm going to have to take her in. And I'm PRAYING that my little day dream doesn't come true.

Oh, then I ate a whole box of macaroni and cheese.

So if you can't tell, my emotions are getting the best of me. Feel free to laugh away. It was pretty dumb. :)

End of story.

February 24, 2009


As I previously stated... here's some bump pics. I'm pretty excited to actually be showing a little bit! It'll be fun to track the progress as well. If you look closely at the one with my shirt covering it, you can tell my belly button isn't going to take long to pop.
I was hoping to put off "popping out" for a while. :) Oh, and I "for sure" felt the baby move today. It was so awesome feeling. I'm already anxious for more... move, baby, move.

We headed to Norton for satellite clinic today. I went with the JCP crew and had a good time. So much more relaxed than the TLM ones. We also flew today and I didn't get sick... until we landed once we reached home. But I know it was only because it was 1:00 and we hadn't ate yet. After some yummy Quizno's got into my belly, I was all good. Then I proceeded to go home and took at 3 hour nap. Heaven. I wish I had more energy this afternoon b/c it was SO nice. I was hoping to go for a walk but of course, a nap felt much better.

Well that's it for today. I'll try to get up my sono pics soon for those that want to seem em'. I could stare at em' forever!

February 23, 2009

I can't believe I'm 16 weeks already. Crazy huh? I've completed 4 months... only 6 to go! Here's the stats... By the way I love avocado!
Watch what you say... tiny bones forming in baby's ears mean the little one can now pick up your voice. Eyebrows, lashes and hair are starting to fill in, and taste buds are forming. And, if you're interested, an ultrasound might be able to determine gender.
We think we might know the gender but we are keeping it hush hush until we know for sure! Sorry to keep ya in suspense! :) I know you are all so excited to know... at least most of you!
I also can't believe I haven't blogged in such a long time! Obviously nothing to exciting has happened. I have some U/S pics to post, but not sure when I'll get to those :) Soon hopefully! I can't believe how much Baby Jay is growing and moving around. I think I might have felt him/her move but not for sure. It felt like someone was tickling my insides. It hasn't happened since, but I'm sure in the next few weeks I'll start to feel it more. We have our appointment Friday! Can't wait! I also think that my puking has stopped... I think. Also I haven't had a headache in 3 days and that's the longest I've gone in 2 months! Yay for that! But I do gag randomly... as in when I'm just walking to my car, walking through a parking lot with 2 doctor's staring at me, sitting on the couch doing nothing. You know fun times like that!
Well that's it I think. I'll post tomorrow if I have energy. I did take a belly pic that I need to post for 16 weeks. It's fun to see the difference since week 10 and 13.
Night ya'll! I'm off to bed. Yes. It is only 7:30. I know. Pathetic.

February 18, 2009

Week 15

I can't believe we are 15 weeks already. I was going to post 14 weeks but since Mr/Miss Baby Jay is measuring ahead and my "technical" due date puts me at 15 weeks, here it is!

Continuing the march towards normal proportions, baby's legs now outmeasure the arms. And, finally, all four limbs have functional joints. Your fetus is squirming and wiggling like crazy down in the womb, though you probably still can't feel the movements.
Been feeling a little better and knock on wood, my headaches are getting slightly better. Still tired as heck but sleep could never hurt me! :) Nothing to exciting around here! I've been in bed by 7 every night so far except tonight :) But don't you worry, I'll be heading there soon!

February 15, 2009

"Hey" is for horses and constipated cows.

A teacher of mine once told me that a long, long time ago after I yelled, "Hey" at someone. But the reason for this post is to say "Hey" at those that visit. Some little gadget tells me which cities people come from and I would love to hear from you all. Please stop by, leave a comment (a nice one would be great) and hang out! If you are also part of the blogging world, feel free to link me to your site and I'll do the same!

For those that have facebook, you'll probably find this next thing quite familiar. I filled it out on facebook and thought I'd do another on here with different things. Some might be the same but for the most part, different!

1. I've only had surgery once in my life. I was tongue tied as a child and had a frenuloplasty to fix it. I can't remember how old I was but I know my brother and I had it done at the same time.
2. I hate shoes. Heels hurt my feet and I go all out for comfort. But I do *love* buying them :)
3. My hubby and I dated twice. The first time for 8 months then went a year without speaking and our awesome friends, Matty and Sara, got us back together and it's been a great 2+ years since.
4. I'm scared to death of public speaking. I got an A in the class but hated it. This is probably the only time I am ever shy.
5. I secretly used to want to be a *horse whisper*. After we moved to KS we bought some horses and started breeding them, I feel in love. Sadly, after moving away from home I stopped riding.
6. I'm addicted to Coach and feel spending $400+ on a purse is perfectly acceptable.
7. I never skipped any school in High School except for a volunteer class because the teacher was a hag.
8. I skipped way to many classes in College.
9. I can only eat 1 thing at a time. I can't mix food.
10. Sean and I tried for 7 months to have a baby before having to be put on infertility meds. Luckily, it worked its magic right away.
11. I also feel very strongly about educating people on infertility!
12. I would have become a teacher if I didn't become a nurse. I, to this day, wish I would have continued to become a teacher.
13. I love to pay-it-forward and think more people should do the same.
14. I want to swim with dolphins someday but know I won't be able to because I'm so scared of fish.
15. I once pushed a little, innocent girl off a boat ladder because a MILLION fish were swarming me and I had a panic attack.
16. I secretly wish I was a pop-star and like to pretend that I can sing when no one is home!
17. I'm a complete nervous nelly. ANYTHING can make me nervous. If I think I'm going to be put on the spot, I'll freak.
18. I have patience for people but have ZERO patience for waiting for something I want. If I want it, I want it now.
19. I've only been in 1 car wreck. I ran a jeep off a windy road and was maybe going a little to fast. I've since learned.
20. I've only been pulled over twice. Once when I was 15 b/c I forgot to turn my lights on and another for speeding. No tickets though!
21. I get nervous if I even see a cop. Even if its just in passing, I think I'm going to get in trouble. They freak me out!
22. I can proudly say I've never done drugs!
23. I love to plan things. I had my wedding planned before I was even engaged and I can be totally over controlling when it comes to planning. I have a hard time letting others help.
24. During college, I moved every year. Lived in 4 apartments before moving in with Sean.
25. I procrastinate really bad. Example: I'm doing this instead of working on pictures.

And here are some of the pictures when I baked cookies with my niece Abi.

It's a...

We don't know yet ;)

Miss Kayla has an idea (which is driving me nuts that I don't know) but we are going to try again next week, I think, and see if we can get a 100% answer! It was SOO much fun watching "Baby Jay" yesterday. He/She was so active and it was just flat out amazing seeing how big they have gotten. Baby Jay is measuring at 14w 5d which as of yesterday put me a week over plus a day. The heartbeat was 136 which was significantly lower (which of course makes me nervous) but nice and strong. It's measuring around 3 inches long and its head is 4 inches in circumference. We got to see it stretch its legs out and suck its thumb and everything. We could also count fingers and toes; all 10 are there!

It was, again, AMAZING. Thank you again Kayla. You have no idea how much this means to us!

We also have "officially" decided on baby names. Actually I have officially decided because I couldn't make up my mind between 2 of the girl names. But Sean really wants to keep it a secret so I can't spill it yet. I'm hoping I don't slip up!

Here's the pictures!
Sucking its thumb

The leg stretched out

Profile shot with the knee bent

He/She is staring at you in this picture

Their tiny little foot

February 14, 2009

2nd Tri

We are moving on up! Yesterday was the start of my 2nd trimester. This was my first milestone to reach because the chance of miscarriage goes down by a ton. Sorry so real stats for ya so I'm sticking with a ton. Our 2nd mileston will be 24 weeks. That is the week of viability.

Today could potentially be a very awesome day. Well it'll be awesome anyways but the fabulous Miss Kayla is going to do another sono today!!! Besides being able to see her and the baby again today, there's a small chance we might find out the sex. I'm trying to not get too excited so that way I'm not disappointed! Either way it'll be great because I'll get to see our "Baby Jay" again! :) What's better than that?

No big plans for Sean and I for *Heart* day. I'm planning on cooking him dinner and then we'll watch a movie. Nice and simple. Just perfect!

Have a wonderful day!

February 10, 2009

13 weeks!

Your fetus is forming teeth and vocal cords... savor this, their non-functional phase. Baby is approaching normal proportions, with a head now only one third the size of the body. Intestines are in the process of moving from the umbilical cord to baby's tummy. (Much more convenient.)

I can't believe I'm 13 weeks already. Sometimes it seems it's gone fast. Other times it feels like it's taken forever!!! However I'm almost out of my 1st tri which is exciting!!! And then hopefully Saturday we'll get another sono by the fabulous Kayla!

I'm exhausted. My niece Abi and I baked Valentine's day cookies. Lets just say this - I.am.not.a.baker. I love spending time with Abi so it's worth it, but I still hate it. I'll blog more about it later! We did manage to take a cute pic!!

Nighty night!

February 7, 2009

P is for Puking

Yes, I know gross. But it's becoming a ritual now every morning. Why it has started now and not a couple weeks ago, who knows. Anyways I'm stuck with it and hoping it doesn't last to long. I love it when friends like to tell horror stories about their pregnancies to freak me out. Like one that puked the entire 9 months.

I know I "asked" for pregnancy symptoms but now that I have them they can go. I just wanted to experience them. I've had my fun. Thanks a bunch for pointing that out to me Becca!

Headaches still surround me everyday, though today it has probably been the best its been in a while. I didn't have one this morning and it's not bothering me too bad tonight.

Oh, I should mention I'm in Great Bend for the weekend. Came home to see the good ol' fam. Oh and maybe, just maybe I'm came home so my mom would make some food I requested. Maybe.

Sean is probably sitting at home wishing he was with me right now. He possibly could be crying because he misses me so bad and eating a bowl of ice cream because it makes him feel better.


He's actually at poker night with the guys and having more fun without his wife that falls asleep at 8:30 every night. But he misses me... right? :)

Well I'm headed to see my favorite Great Bend girl in a few and just thought I'd do some blogging!!! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!!

February 4, 2009

A boring night...

I thought I'd blog real quick...
before I fall asleep.
Today's been a crazy day. I think my hormones are making me crazy. They are trying to get the best of me and its working. I've had a headache the ENTIRE day.
I've had about enough.
I feel sick. My head hurts. Food sounds gross. Nothing but sleep sounds good. I'm cranky. Emotional. Irritable.
I really thought I'd be this cute happy pregnant girl. Yeah. I'm not.
Well I might be cute, but I haven't been happy.
Everyone keeps telling me it is going to get better. They best not be lying to me.
Ok, so that's the vent for the day. It's been a bad day b/w not feeling well and work and blah, blah, blah.
Hope you enjoyed my rant. Please come again.

February 3, 2009

More to add...

Yeah. So it looks like I'm not going to get around to that one post but I did forget to post something important! It's Sean's cousin Sonya's day of birth today!

Happy Birthday Sonya!
We love you!!

Also this...

The Steelers are SUPER BOWL champs! Booyah!
It was such a good game!!! I thought I was going to lose my voice for the next day! We were invited over to some friend's new house and of course I was the only Steelers fan out of the group! And if you've been around me when they play, you know I have a high pitch scream whenever they do something good. So I'm pretty sure the boys were sick of me but it was a good game! 6 Super bowls!!!

I also find it funny that all these Cardinal "fans" keep saying that the only reason the Steelers won was b/c of the refs. Bologna. The losers always have to come up with some sort of reason why they lost. I also found it funny how these supposed Cardinal fans say things like that whenever they aren't even true fans. I'm a true Steelers fan. If we would have lost, I wouldn't have blamed it on the refs or anyone but the Steelers for that matter. People need to buck up!

But for the rest of the Steeler fans.... Hell yeah!!! Can't wait for next year!

Ok, so I think I'm up-to-date now. I'll work on the "big" post later...sometime. maybe.

Congrats Kevin and Kelci

Well my baby brother is getting hitched!

He proposed Saturday to Kelci and they are getting married Nov 7, 2009!

Welcome to the family Kelci!

Baby News...

I'm officially 12 weeks today which heads me into my 4th month! 3 months down. Now if only I'd start feeling better. For those that care (or those that don't), I had my 1st puking experience.
Not. Cool.
We had just gotten back from Topeka and I saw some leftover food in the sink (a slice of tomato) and it smelled bad and that's all it took.
Then the same thing happened last night except this time it was a smell in the fridge. Sean didn't smell anything but my hound nose sure did.

Anyways, here's baby Jay's 12 week stats.

As you move into the second trimester, baby shifts into the growth and maturation stage. After weeks in the critical development stage, almost all of baby's systems are fully formed.

We are under 200 days!!!

I even have a belly pic to post but the picture is on another computer. I'm going to try and do a post later tonight on our Topeka/Valentine's Day/1st KU Basketball game.
So put on your big girl/big boy panties and get ready.
It's gonna be great!
(That's if I even get it together tonight. Don't get your hopes us!)