Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Everything's Bigger in Texas

Finally, finally I am going to recap my Texas trip!!  Yeah!!

Matt and I flew down to Dallas on a Friday evening after work earlier this month.  The flight was nothing short of interesting as I tried a new drug said to "knock me out."  Unfortunately I could not get comfortable on the plane.  I would describe it as someone giving you a sleeping pill and then not letting you sleep.  I was miserable.  And drugged up.  So Friday = Fail.

Saturday though = BEST DAY EVER.  Want to know why?  Because I got to meet Shabby Princess!!  She's been a bloggy bestie of mine for some time now and I simply could not wait to see her face. 

No surprise, she was the cutest thing I have ever seen.  And hilarious.  Exactly like I thought she would be.  We had a lovely meal and then ended our visit with my first trip to Sprinkles!


I seriously cannot get over her cuteness.  Sad face that she does not live closer :(

The remainder of our evening was spent at a wedding for Matt's cousin.  She got married outside.  In Dallas.  In June.  It was 104.

But it was beautiful.  And Lauren was the most gorgeous bride.  Just gorgeous.

The rest of the wedding was indoors, thank goodness!  We had such a lovely time visiting with family we hardly ever get to see. 

Sunday morning we headed south!  First stop...Dublin, TX.  What's in Dublin you ask?  Well, the Dr. Pepper factory of course.  To say Matt loves Dr. Pepper is the understatement of the century.  It's definitely his go to drink....and in Dublin they make it with pure cane high fructose corn syrup here.  Apparently it's great.  Honestly, I'm not a huge fan.  Don't tell Matt, okay?

We got to take a tour of the bottling factory and hear all about the history of Dr. Pepper.  Hubs was in his element for sure!

After our quick detour, we headed down to Austin!  We saw a live show that night at The Continental Club which was really neat.  I have no idea who we saw, but Matt was into it so I was happy.  Plus they sold Doritos at the bar so this pregnant woman was pleased at punch!

We finished our night with a yummy dinner on the patio at Moonshine.  Delicious! 

Next up, Baby R. throws up in every major city in Texas.  

Just kidding.  

Well, I'm not kidding, but I'll save you those details.

For real next up....more Austin and Houston!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Just a Little Glimpse

I received this company wide e-mail this morning:

Good Morning,
There have been numerous observances in all areas of the site, (inside and outside), of associates, contractors, and service contractors talking on their cell phone while walking. The Cell Phone Policy line 2.2 states: 

Communication devices shall not be used while walking. Walking and talking is not a safe practice.

Please help us prevent a possible injury by adhering to the policy and if you do observe somebody doing this, be a Brother's Keeper and let them know this is not a safe practice.

Yet another example of why my company is ridiculous.

Friday, June 25, 2010

10 Weeks!

10 weeks people!  1/4 done!  Whoa.

Sorry.  I just fainted.

Okay.  10 weeks down.  But I didn't even know I was pregnant for half that time.  So in reality...time is moving very, very slowly at this point. 

How Far Along:  10 weeks!  The babes is a prune...which I find disgusting.  Let's just skip that part, shall we?

Maternity Clothes:  Here's the deal.  My dearest, closest family members will undoubtedly tell you....I am cheap.  I do not buy clothes.  I just don't.  I think clothes are cute...and I want new clothes...but when it comes to spending the money, I just can't.  There are so many things that are more important to me.  So this whole, "I need a new wardrobe" thing is kind of getting to me.  My shirts clearly still fit (but side note...the girls hurt like nobody's business!) but the pants are a little tight.  I just want to be more comfortable when I sit down, you know?

So mamas.  Where should I start?  Where did you go shopping for maternity clothes?  What did you get?  Did you get something you would grow into?  I'm at a complete loss on this.

Sleep:  Actually a little better.  I'm still napping after work but I have been sleeping better at night.  I'm just trying not to look at the clock when I wake up....just roll over and go back to sleep.  

Food:  I never thought I would say this, but I am so sick of eating.  Yes.  You are reading the right blog.  I know.  I don't eat a ton at one time...but I have to eat almost every hour or baby is not a happy camper.  I'm still stuck on Nilla Wafers and blueberries, but I've recently added watermelon to the mix and baby is loving it.  I am able to eat yogurt again...which is great!  Oh, and string cheese!  I LOVE me some string cheese.

And the gummy bears, of course.  I did see the bottom of the bag this morning though and had a mini heart attack.

Best Moment of the Week:  Hm.  Can't really think of anything significant.  I was kind of "outed" on Facebook by some well meaning family members congratulating me on my wall.  How these people found out, I have no idea.  The fact that we didn't want to tell people was completely lost on almost every single person we told.  Lesson learned.  So...I did make the official baby announcement on Facebook...which is a BIG step, right?  Ha!

What I'm Looking Forward to:   Being able to make it to the grocery store.  And having a meal ready for Matt when he gets home from work.  And our next appointment of course!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Seven Years Ago Today...

Dear Matt,

Seven years ago today we had our very first date.  Do you remember?  We went to Maggiano's and had delicious pasta.  I cleaned my plate and you hardly made a dent in your spaghetti.  Not much has changed.

You knew so soon that you wanted us to be together.  I have no idea why you felt that way, but I'm so glad you realized your feelings so quickly.  At the time, I admit, it freaked me out.  I remember the first time you referred to me at your girlfriend and I thought, "Wait a minute, when did we decide this?"  But in reality, it didn't take me long to figure out you were my one and only.  The person I was meant to share my forever with.

And everyday since then has been magical.  Sure, we've had our moments, but they are so few.  We've found a love that is so special, so real, and unlike anything I could've imagined. 

I have met no one in my whole life who loves like you love.  You like to hide how sweet you are and how warm and open you can be when you first meet someone.  But you have never been like that with me.  You tell me it's because I'm special.  Well, thank goodness you think so. 

So on our seven year first date-o-versary, I want you to know that you are the most important person in the world to me.  You are my very best friend, my constant companion, and my rock.  Our baby is the luckiest little one on the planet to have you has a father.  You already love him or her so much and have taken such great care of us.  I cannot wait to see your hold our child in your arms for the first time.  It's a moment I will treasure forever.

I love you.  I love you more than I ever thought I could love someone.  And do you know what's so wonderful?  I know you feel the exact same way.  I don't think you could love me more if you tried.  I see it everyday in your eyes and I hear it in your voice when you talk to me.  I just hope you can see and hear the same love I feel for you in me.

Yours now and forever,


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

In Case You Were Wondering...

  • Matt and I went to see Toy Story 3 over the weekend.  No, we were not the only couple there without children...and yes, it was amazing.
  • Being out and about whilst pregnant has it's ups and downs.  One of my favorite ups: the need to eat right now or I'm going to puke right here on your shoe feeling.  Why do I like that?  Well, I got a cookie.  It was delicious.  And I didn't puke.  Win-win.
  • I cannot stand up long enough to go to the grocery store.  Or cook.  Or do the dishes.  My husband is a rock star.
  • We had our last meeting on Friday before they finally break ground on our house this week!  Eek!  In 3 months we should be in our new place!
  • I have three months to pack our entire house.  Oh dear.  How the heck am I going to do that!?!
  • When am I ever going to recap our Texas trip??  Gosh, Jenny.  Get your act together!  It was amazing and you need to hear about it.
  • The baby will not stop eating Doritos.  Matt "secretly" took a bag to work with him yesterday and the baby gave him an earful when he got home.
  • Okay, it's me.  I admit it.  I love Doritos.  And I'm so sick of Saltines it is unreal.  
  •  The baby attacks me every morning I go to work.  But on the mornings of weekends....nothing.  Hm.  Our baby is a smartypants already!

Friday, June 18, 2010

9 Weeks!

First off, I cannot believe I am doing one of these posts.  It still boggles my mind that I have a LIFE growing inside me.  Our child, the little miracle created by God from my dear husband and me.  It's real.  And it's amazing.

Secondly, I find comparing my child to food so weird.  Like the other week when my baby was the size of a blueberry...I actually ATE a blueberry...and it felt wrong.

How Far Along:  9 weeks!  Our little one is a green olive!

Maternity Clothes:  Not yet.  But my jeans are already starting to get tight.  And I know it's the babes because I've actually lost weight from all the sickness.  I'm thinking about buying another size up in the jeans department before I go out and purchase maternity clothes only because I just recently went down to the size I am in now.  So even gaining a little bit will push me pretty quickly into the next size up.

Sleep:  Sleep has been tricky.  I'm exhausted after work and I've had a tendency to nap on the couch for a few minutes, okay hours, before Matt gets home.  Obviously, this has been screwing up my nighttime sleeping something fierce.  So my new plan is to stay awake as long as possible and then just head to bed earlier.

Food:  Ah food.  I love you and yet I hate you just the same.  My sweet tooth has absolutely disappeared.  Which is completely unheard of and quite frankly is freaking me out.  Currently the baby is loving grapes, Nilla Wafers, Gummy Bears, and pizza.  I know.  Super healthy right?  Don't worry, that's not all I'm eating, but at least I know for sure I'm this baby's mama.

Best Moment of the Week:  The big reveal on the blog :)  Y'all are so precious to me and having your love and support has been just wonderful!

What I'm Looking Forward to:   Telling more of our Cleveland friends about our little bundle and hearing the heartbeat at week 12!  Oh...and hopefully the end of the sickness in a few weeks.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Clear is my Favorite Color

Since finding out I was pregnant, I've had a lot of trouble figuring out what to eat.  Nothing sounds good or I'm too tired to's been quite the experience.  I had a lot of trouble making a grocery list over the weekend so I ventured out to Costco to scout out new and yummy foods sans list.   

So what did I find?

Gummy Bears.

For some reason I was just drawn to these things.  But there was a problem.  I was at Costco, remember?  This wasn't your average bag of gummies.  This was a 6 lb. bag.

A 6 lb. bag of goodness.

After a little begging, I got Matt to agree to this essential purchase.  (tip:  All you have to say is, "The baby really wants gummy bears." and he'll give in.  Genius.)

And I haven't looked back since.  Granted, I've hardly made a dent in this bad boy...but not a day has gone by where this girl has not enjoyed the yumminess of those clear gummies.  

Oh clear, how I love you.

Monday, June 14, 2010

So...I Have Some News

Since I started blogging, I have learned there are several days in a blogger's life that are monumental. 

The day you announce you're getting married... (unfortunately I was a newlywed after I started I kind of missed out on this one...)

The big move...whether is be in your career or actually moving into your first house.  I've had the privilege to share this experience with all of you and will continue to bombard you with house photos until we move in.  Okay, let's be honest.  It's not going to stop there.

And then there's the announcement we as women pray for.  The news we want with all our hearts to have to share with our closest bloggy friends. 

And today is that day for me.

Ladies, I'm pregnant!!

We are simply ecstatic and could not be more excited about welcoming our little one into the world.  I had my first doctor's appointment last Friday measuring at 8 weeks....with a due date of January 21.

I simply couldn't wait to share the news with you, my friends, any longer!!

I've unfortunately be terribly sick with my little one but I'm hoping to be out of the woods in a few weeks. 

I have lots to share with you and a ton of catching up to do with hang with me.  Our lives just got very, very interesting :)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Big 2-7!

Morning ladies!

So sorry I've been missing.  I've been sickly. 

But I'm back at work today...and it's a very special day.  Know why?

It's my birthday!

The big 2-7.  Whoa.

We're traveling to Texas for a wedding tomorrow so no real big plans to celebrate tonight.  I think a nice quiet evening in will suite me just fine.

Forgive me if I go missing again for a few days.  I'll be back just as soon as I can when I return from my trip!