Saturday, February 27, 2010

family of 3

Mike and I are going to be parents! We cannot be more thrilled!
{After all of the shock, I posed with one of the many pregnancy tests that I took and they were all positive! YaY!}

I haven't been blogging lately, mainly because of how I've been feeling. Ever since I found out I was pregnant, which was January 31st, I have been sick, no not the throw up kind of sick, but the worst common cold ever sickness. I have been miserable! I am finally getting better, but I had the worst cough/sinus/junk it seems that I have ever had. I think that being pregnant totally ruined my immune system! I didn't think that I would have morning sickness, just because I never throw up. I do feel queasy just about every day, but as long as I eat, I'm good to go! I have basically been craving everything in sight, but when something looks nasty, or I smell eggs, or vegetable soup, I'm not doing so good!
{Now I realized why I posted this about the smelly soup back in January}

My friend asked me if getting pregnant was an accident the other day. I immediately told her that of course it wasn't an accident, it was just a big surprise for us! :)
Mike and I are thrilled to become parents, and we know that we have no control over "our timing" , and that ultimately God will determine the course of our life! For us, "our timing" to start a family would have been to be in a house and for me to have a full time job, well, neither one of those has happened yet, so we are just trusting in the Lord! :) At least finishing college was on the list and I did that one! :) I know that everything is going to be perfect for this little one and I just can't believe that God is blessing me with something so special! I always feared that I would have trouble getting pregnant, but obviously not, I guess I'm pretty fertal! :)

Becoming a mom has always been my dream, for those of you who know me, you know that I love children! I'm hoping to have 3 or 4 children total, so this is only the beginning!!! I like to refer to this baby as baby #1.

Here is a picture of the little cutie!
And of course, here we are announcing to our parents that we are going to become a family of 3. They are of course thrilled and they loved our picture that we gave them! I didn't know that the wording on the sign wasn't very readable until I had them printed out, but It says... "Family of 3" I fixed the sign after that, making the letters more bold, but we never took another picture holding it. oh well. I had my first ultrasound this past week, and it was amazing! I can't even describe the feeling, it's so awesome to think that the baby is inside of me! Mike was in Russia when I had my ultrasound done, but my mom went with me, and we got a video of the little one and the precious heartbeat. The heartbeat is what got me! I mean, it was just a fluttering away! I didn't realize that Mike was going to be gone when I scheduled the appointment, and If I were to have changed it, I would have had to change it to wait 2 more weeks because we are going to be out of town next week! Mike was excited that he got to see the video and hear the ultrasound tech telling us everything about the baby! I can't wait to have another one! The heartbeat was 136, which I thought was pretty low, but the baby was measuring only 7 weeks and 3 days, so the doctor said that it was completely normal and within the next couple of weeks it would get up in the 180s! That's amazing!

I am due the first week of October, how cool would it be to have the baby on 10/10/10?
I wasn't quite sure how far along I was, so I was really looking forward to see how big the baby was, and I actually thought I was 8 weeks that day, but she measured 7 weeks 3 days. She said that the babies are all different and that it's close enough! lol. So, with my calculations I say that I'm due on October 5, which is my little brothers birthday! But according to the measurements, I will be due October 9. Which is so close to October 10. lol. That would be so crazy if I had the baby on the 10th! I know that when it starts getting closer to the due date, I know that I will want to go early, and not late!

I'm sorry that this was such a long post, but I am just so excited about having this little child of God join our family! I'm looking forward to so many things, and I know that I will be posting aclot more because of how excited I am and all of the things that come along with parenting!

P.S. I think that being pregnant makes me have weird dreams! I've had 2 the last two nights in a row!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

the day kept getting worse.

Welcome to a hearing about my miserable and devastating day today!
(It turns out hopeful, don't worry!)
Here is how it started:
Sunday night leaving church we noticed my tire was flat. We put the spare on, no biggy. I wasn't able to take it to Gerald's on Monday because I was working a full day & I needed to go grocery shopping & then off to small group I went! getting over the Don Holt bridge, I notice my tire was slowly becoming flat... I called Mike and was able to pull off the Clements Ferry Rd. exit. A nice man immediately stopped to see if I needed help & he waited for Mike to get there so I wasn't waiting alone, so that was nice. Mike came with a can of fix a flat hoping to restore the original tire, and there was no luck. We didn't have much of a choice either to get it towed, or leave it there over night. A cop showed up to see if Mike and I needed any help, and he wrote us a tag, so the city of Charleston wouldn't tow it.

We chose to leave it there overnight, and go to Gerald's first thing in the morning to get a new tire. We showed up around 9:30 at the car with a new tire and we walked up to a broken window and all my belongings thrown on the side of the road & all in my car. Another odd thing was that passenger seat was laid all the way back. I mean who ever broke in, did they sleep while they were there??? weird.

Mike gets the tire on while I try to cover the broken window with a blanket that Mike had in his back seat & some duct tape. I call the police to get a report & see what they have to say. As we wait we attempt to clean up around the car and try to figure out things that have been stolen.

The first thing we notice was our GPS that was in the console. They took the hookup dealio and charger. We got it for Christmas in 2008. Worth $150.

The next thing I realized that was stolen was my brand new still in the box storage unit. I bought it from Target last week when it was on sale for $40. I sold my desk on craigslist to pay for it. bummer. The reason it was still in my car was because it was so heavy, I hadn't asked Mike to bring it inside for me. It was in the trunk all week & we had moved it to the back seat to get out the spare tire. The last thing that I noticed was stolen was my cute heart necklace from Claire's. (I have it on in the picture below of Mike & I last year Valentines Day.) It had been hanging from the rear view mirror. I guess that who ever stole it might have thought it was worth a lot of money. I was one of my favorites though. bummer.
At this point it started to rain. Luckily they didn't steal any of the three umbrellas in my car. The police officer got all the information from us. Mike realized when we walked up when he tried to pop the trunk & the remote wasn't working. He said that maybe the battery had died from the alarm going off for so long. He pulled his car to face mine & I grabbed the jumper cables. Mike popped the hood and said "This is a bigger problem than just jumping the car." They had stolen the battery! I mean, seriously?!?!? Can it get any worse????

we went to get a battery from the parts store and came back and it was pouring so hard raining, it was ridiculous. it was getting worse too! Mike is trying to get the battery connected (who every stole the battery cut the terminal off, so it was hard getting the new one on). It started to thunder & lighting and rain harder and harder. I'm standing there crying holding the umbrella for Mike and all I could think was that we were going to get struck by lighting and die. Since Mike was having trouble getting it connected, he called his dad and he came to help. We were out there getting this dumb battery to work for 2 hours. finally when we knew it was going to work the alarm scared us all to death & it assured us that it was connected. At that point, we knew that is why they cut the battery connection because who ever decided to bust my window didn't want to get caught. LOSER.

Finally, by 5 o'clock today my my car was totally put back together! PRAISE THE LORD! Plus, the people at Glass masters vacuumed all the glass from my car. IT WAS EVERYWHERE!!!! It was all across the back seat, in the floor, and in the front seat. I even found a piece on my dashboard! I'm so thankful that they cleaned all of that out, and I was so excited when I picked up my car today!

I'm so sad that we had to go through all of that today, but I'm so thankful that there was no more damage on the car. I was feeling guilty about not staying on 526 and parking my car, but I then realized that if I were to leave it there it could have gotten hit and would have cost way more to fix than just a broken window. I 'm also thankful that my car wasn't stolen & that only one window was damaged. I'm so thankful that they didn't steal my pink rainbows & zebra slip ons that were in the back seat! I'm also thankful that no water got inside my car! That is a miracle! Our duct tape/blanket/trash bag combo worked pretty well during the downpour hour!

Here are the expenses that we had to pay for on the car:
battery & terminals-$100.00

On top of this I have a horrible cough. I have been coughing all day long & I've been feeling very fatigue. All the stress from today hasn't helped either. I'm wondering if I need to stay home tomorrow and get better before I go back to work on Thursday. We'll see.

I'm hoping that Wednesday will be a lot better than today. We all have our bad days, huh? Today was one for me! :)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I fell into the trap.

I started looking at bathing suits in January. I just cannot even wait until this cold weather will be gone! Two weekends ago, I picked up my local paper to get my coupons, and there it was the beautiful target ad. The big red target sign attracts me no matter where I am at. I was just flipping through it and there was the bathing suit that I have been picturing in my head of what I wanted! I found one very similar to it last year, but I couldn't spend the outrageous price that it was just for the top was $42! That is just crazy to me! I like to get bathing suits for around $20-$30. But Maybe that is why mine always falls apart after a year of wearing it! lol.

Last week when I was in target picking up a few things for the house, I tried it on, and I LOVE IT!!!!!! I didn't buy it though because I thought I would be a little too crazy if I bought my bathing suit in January! It really is adorable! It is black with multi sized polka dots on it, It is a tankini and it has a cute ruffle on the bottom of it!!! I love anything with ruffles on it :) It also has straps that you can attach or detach, because it is strapless, and yes, I will be wearing the straps when we go to the water park! :)

I couldn't get a bigger picture of it, but if you would like to check out my potential bathing suit for summer 2010, here it is @ target.

I'm also not one of those people who "only wear tankinis or one-pieces." But, I work at a summer program with elementary aged kids & we go to the water park 3 days a week and are required to wear tankinis or one-pieces. I actually like the way I look in tankinis, so I don't mind wearing them at all! I don't have to feel like I'm walking around showing my goods to everyone! haha :)

I'm so excited about this warm weather that is coming up in the spring & summer!

I will be totally done with the cold weather after the ski trip{yay! I love skiing!} that we are going on with the youth next weekend!

Have a great rest of the week everyone! :)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

and the winner is...

Rebekah had one of my favorite comments because she loves the rainbow chip icing & strawberry cake!

{those are two of my favorites}

This is what Rebekah's comment looked like:

I used to choose the winner, and her comment was #7, the lucky winning number!

Rebekah, if you see this before I contact you, please email me at
your address so you can receive your heart shaped cake pan! :)

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