Thursday, October 23, 2008

Wish I had a camera for this...

I've been walking around all morning with a glob of oatmeal stuck to my chest...really close to my collarbone. Not on my shirt, but on my skin. I'm a mess, and obviously so ravenous that I don't have the patience to make the connection between my mouth and food.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Break out the Stilettos, Baby

I had my 20-week ultrasound last Friday, and as I mentioned in my earlier post, I was hoping for the definitive answer to whether the baby is a boy or a girl. Well, so far I've had 3 out of 3 answers stating that it's more than likely a girl. So for the time being or until we know otherwise, we're having a girl!! Let me insert that if we find out we're having a boy, we will still be overjoyed. The only problem being that the poor thing might get a little confused as to why his clothes are pink and very girly.

Here are a few pictures of the ultrasound. I know this looks like every other ultrasound picture out there, but it's exciting all the same!

She was very active during the ultrasound...doing flips, extending her legs, playing with her ears and nose. Just what every future parent wants to see. Towards the end of the ultrasound, I think she wanted her privacy, because she continuously kept doing the "talk to the hand" motion; over and over. We were cracking up. Here's a picture of that sweet little hand. I'm sure this is a sign of things to come.

And for the podiatrist in all of us, a picture of her feet.
Just on a side note. I had a little mishap with my camera, and it is currently being fixed. Thank goodness for the warranty! I have some great pictures from the weekend with my mom, and I'll post them as soon as I get my camera back. In the meantime, I might take a little blog hiatus until I feel inspiration to post something without pictures. Have a great week!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Week 20- Debbi's here!

This is how I found my mother when I came home from work today. The contents of my pantry strewn across my kitchen counter, basement cleaned, clothes in the laundry...and did I mention I only worked a half-day? This woman can accomplish in a few hours what takes me days to do. She's amazing!! It has been the best thing having her here. I can't tell you how happy it makes me. It's good to be a kid again.

We had a great day today. She went with me to Babies R Us and took me grocery shopping. She's now in the kitchen making taco soup, pot roast, her famous noodles, mashed potatoes, and TWO desserts for my birthday tomorrow. Gooey chocolate cake and cherry pie. I'm a lucky girl.

I have my 20 week ultrasound tomorrow, and I'm very excited. We know what we're having, but I'm a little scared to reveal the gender on my blog. What if the baby was hiding something or something was protruding that shouldn't have been? Anyway, I'm looking to get the "second opinion" tomorrow. Stay tuned. Here's my 20 week picture.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

See ya!

This picture can only mean one thing. Jason's leaving again...Well actually, he already left. This post is a little belated, but better late then never. For the next four weeks he is doing a rotation in Ft. Worth. I love to watch him pack because he's one of the fastest and most efficient packers I've ever met. He can fit more stuff into a car; it's really amazing. Case and point, this picture.

Yes, that's a drum. It's very important to travel with drums nowadays. Gena, I'm really sorry. I think this ended up at your house.

My sweet husband before he left. I just have to say how proud of him I am. I know that he has done this for us, and I am so grateful. School has been really difficult, but it's been worth it. Moving away has shaped our marriage in ways that never would've happened otherwise. God knew it was exactly what we needed. I can't believe that we've almost made it to graduation. I can't wait to see what's in store.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Week 19 3/4- It's time to see the Wizard now

No, this isn't the way my belly looks now. Imagine this, plus 10 lbs., plus a beer gut, minus the beer. You now can imagine what my stomach looks like. I meant to have Jason take a picture before he left for Ft. Worth, but I forgot (more about the forgetfulness momentarily). This is a picture from when I was 19 3/4 years (maybe not exactly the correct age, but pretty darn close; I was in my freshman year of college at least). Abs, I miss you more than you know. I don't know if we'll ever be friends again, but I sure do hope so.

Now onto the intended post.....

I'm not sure if the title quote is from The Wizard of Oz or Wicked, but it doesn't matter. My life is whistling along to the tune of, "If I Only Had a Brain." Little did I know that when you get pregnant, your brain shrinks. My moment of enlightenment was when I was watching Dr. Oz on the Oprah show the other day. And I quote...

During pregnancy, Dr. Oz says a woman's brain shrinks by about 8 percent. "You don't lose cells. The cells get smaller," he says. "It might be because you're focused on one thing, but the good news is after you give birth, your brain begins to rewire quickly. … Your brain actually gets more powerful than before you got pregnant."

This past week has been especially brainless for me. I walk into the kitchen, and I forget what I went in there for. I'm sure it was for food, but I can't remember exactly what I wanted. I trail off mid-sentence and I forget what I'm talking about. I forget words; simple words at that. For instance, I continuously call strollers, roller coasters. Freudian slip? I don't think so. The baby is sucking my brains out.

So my plea is this. If you see me walking around, clueless and daydreaming, with a dash of abashment streaking across my face, please do the following. Hand me my ruby red slippers, tell me to grab Toto (to which I'm sure I'll reply, "I don't have a cat") and tell me to follow the yellow brick road. I'll happily oblige, skipping through the daydream singing, "We're off to see the Wizard, the wonderful"...what's the rest of that song?

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Promised myself I would never do this

What is it, you may ask? When I was still living at home, it would drive me crazy when my mom would fill up the soap dispenser with water to make that last little bit of soap accessible. Why? Not knowing any better, I purely thought it was cheap. Why couldn't you just buy new soap? Why try to use it all??
Now I get it. Groceries are expensive and I want to get every last drop out of everything we buy. I'm turning into my mother.

Monday, October 6, 2008

I just had to scream.

I'm so excited because we are getting one of these. There are not too many things here that bring the comforts of home, food-wise that is. We don't have Sonic, Taco Bueno, Braum's, or Chick-fil-a. The one place we go when we're homesick is Bahama Breeze, but I hear there's not one of those in Oklahoma anymore.

This is such great news. I nearly jumped out of the car when I saw the sign. I can't wait to get the Fiesta Spud and Jason really wants the Big Beef sandwich. It's the simple things in life people!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Martha Stewart, I'm Not

I love this time of year. The air feels crisp and the leaves are starting to change. Fall is definitely my favorite season to decorate for. I had a small budget to spend on decorations this year, so I hit Walmart, Michael's, and our local farmer's market. Here's what I came up with.

The centerpiece for the dining room: The basket is from Walmart, the garland from Michael's, and the gourds and pumpkins from the farmer's market.

Another view.

The front porch. Everything came from Walmart except the gourds and the mums. Can you believe the scarecrows were only $3 each? So cute!

Up close.

This is my favorite find. I love this cat, even if it's eyes are a little close together.

I'm no Martha Stewart, but that's okay. I had so much fun decorating for my favorite time of the year.