Monday, November 30, 2009

Waiting...and 38 weeks!

So, I am now waiting on my password for my U of A account to be reset. Once that happens, I am going to be in full homework mode for atleast 2 days! Not kidding. So while I am at it, I better go ahead and post that we will hit our 38 week mark tomorrow!!!

Here is what Brycen is up to this week!

How your baby's growing:Your baby has really plumped up. He weighs about 6.8 pounds and he's over 19 1/2 inches long (like a leek). He has a firm grasp, which you'll soon be able to test when you hold his hand for the first time! His organs have matured and are ready for life outside the womb.

I am definitely feeling all of that almost 7 pound baby. This week I feel like he has tripled in size! I still can't breathe and Robert has to make his lovely comments about it... especially when I am eating. No, honey... I cannot stop breathing while I chew; I am sorry this annoys you! Get over it!!! :)

Do you think I am to that point yet?? I think I am getting there. ha!

Thompson is sitting in his room watching his Nemo movie and I just love hearing him laugh at different parts of the movie. I can't believe how big he has gotten and how much he understands!

I think that that is one thing I am definitely going to try and do more with Brycen-- cherish all of those little moments. With Thompson, as a new mom, I often felt so overwhelmed. I have so many memories with him, but I really want to just focus on them while they are happening. I know that it will be so hectic with two boys, but I really want to just spend that time with him. I want him to have that special bond like Thompson and I have. They grow up so fast and before you know it, they are 2!

Most of my days right now are spent wondering what Brycen will look like. I want my boys to resemble each other (mainly because I thought Thompson was about the cutest baby ever!) and I often look at Thompson's baby pictures to remind myself of how precious he was.

This was the day he was born

He was about 3 days old here

And about 3 weeks old here

So beautiful! I can't wait to meet his little brother!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Weekend wrap up

Well today is Sunday. Usually I spend the day finishing homework that is due, watching tv, and trying to catch up on some housework. Well, I guess my day will be filled with all of those except the homework part. Thanks to the good ol' U of A, I am locked out of EVERYTHING!!! Apparently if you don't change your password in time, they will do this. So on Monday I need to call up there to plead with them to change it. (You are supposed to go there in person, but seeing how I am 1500+ miles away... that isn't going to be happening!) So after a mini meltdown yesterday, all is as well as can be.

We stayed home yesterday and watched football. I don't mind college ball-- love it better than NFL. Well last night we watched the Hogs/LSU game. Pitiful. Simply pitiful. I love the Hogs don't get me wrong, but did we not learn ANYTHING from the Florida game?? Huh? Is it that hard to see that our kicker cannot do his job?? He has ONE job!!! ARGH!!! Luckily, he is a senior and we won't have to worry about him next year. Ok, rant over. But it really was pitiful...

I am up and the boys are still sleeping. I joked that to my mom earlier that the kids were still asleep. Ha! Robert stayed up entirely WAY too late last night so I know that he won't be worth anything today. Is that bad to say? Oh well if it is. He knows it, I know it. Moving on...

Not much new on the baby news. I have a dr's appt on Thursday and like I have said before, there is a full moon on the 2nd. I don't know if I am ready for a baby then, but it will be neat to see if there is any connection. I have always said somewhere around the 9th of December. And when I was pregnant with Thompson, I always said the 29th of Sept-- he was born on the 30th. Well yesterday my mom informed me that my dad is predicting the 10th. So... if my prediction goes the same as last time, Brycen would be born on the 10th! I love the guessing game of this whole thing, but with my personality I definitely am a planner and would love to know! I have been having some more BH contractions, which is great! My doctor said that I need to have more to prepare my body for the real thing. I don't remember any with Thompson, so it is different.

Well, I am off to make my weekend favorite-- biscuits and chocolate gravy!!! Good thing too, I hear a certain little boy stirring in his room!

Friday, November 27, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

I love it! Christmas is one of my absolute favorite times of year. I know I have talked about this before, but there really is not a feeling comparable to the ones you feel around the holidays. I think of Christmas trees, lights, hot apple cider, and of course Christmas music and I am instantly in the perfect mood.

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday. A few of Robert's single buddies came over and had dinner with us. You could tell that it had been a while since they had a home-cooked meal. While I was giving out leftovers, I asked one of the boys how much food he wanted. His reply, "As much as you will give me." Ha! It really warmed my heart to be able to give something so simple as food and just make their day. It definitely made mine!

Today I ventured out into the great unknown, otherwise known as Black Friday. Duh duh dun. Really wasn't all that bad, surprisingly. I went to Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley and was there at 4:30am! I was prepared to wait outside in the 35* weather but apparently they had been open all night! You couldn't get the door busters til 5, but it was nice to be able to go ahead and get a head start. I racked up on a microwave, printer, HDMI cable cord, crock pot, rubbermaid storage, picture frames, 4 pairs of pjs for Thompson, and Christmas lights! I was proud! I then headed back to hit the sales at the PX (Military dept. store) and was surprised that it was practically empty! I did get some $.69 Hallmark wrapping paper and a cute sweatshirt. I was home by 7 and hit the bed! I slept til noon! So did Robert and Thompson. We were up late last night-- Robert playing video games with a friend and I...

Putting up our Christmas tree! It is our first ever and I am so proud. I am not quite finished. I need a topper and some pretty ribbon to put on the tree. But so far, it looks good in my opinion.

Thompson loving the tree!

Like the gate? Robert said that I had to get one if I wanted to put the tree up! I don't blame him. It would definitely get really old telling Thompson to leave the tree alone 5 million times a day! :)

Monday, November 23, 2009

37 Weeks-- FULL TERM!!!

Yes, that is correct! As of yesterday, we are full term! Brycen is just growing and growing and will be joining us soon! It is so exciting to think about.

Here is what the little guy is up to this week:

Congratulations — your baby is full term! This means that if your baby arrives now, his lungs should be fully mature and ready to adjust to life outside the womb, even though your due date is still three weeks away.Your baby weighs 6 1/3 pounds and measures a bit over 19 inches, head to heel (like a stalk of Swiss chard). Many babies have a full head of hair at birth, with locks from 1/2 inch to 1 1/2 inches long. But don't be surprised if your baby's hair isn't the same color as yours. Dark-haired couples are sometimes thrown for a loop when their children come out as blonds or redheads, and fair-haired couples have been surprised by Elvis look-alikes. And then, of course, some babies sport only peach fuzz.

Don't you just love the depicted picture of what a pregnancy body looks like??? Because I can guarantee that my body looks NOTHING like that! lol.

I can't believe that he will be here any day now. There is a full moon around the 2nd (I believe) and I am always anxious to see if that really works. I have my next appt on the 3rd, so we will see how everything goes!

As much as I am ready to have the baby, I am also just enjoying the time. I know that as soon as he gets here my life will be crazy!! Chances are, this will be my last pregnancy (according to the husband) so I am also a little bit sad for that as well.

Today, I am putting up my Christmas tree as well as cooking for Thanksgiving. It looks like it will be just the 3 of us, which is perfect! We will really get to celebrate together, as a family, and really just enjoy our last holiday as a family of three.

We went to Oceanside on Saturday to be there for Jeremy's homecoming. Haili, his daughter, was definitely glad to see her daddy! Here she is with her sign she made for him.

Thompson was sure proud to see his Uncle Jeremy as well!

While we were there, we went and ate at Red Lobster. Our waitress let the kids touch one of the lobsters from their tank. It was too funny. Both of them were scared to death! And for the rest of the day Thompson kept saying "No, no fishy! No, No!" He was so afraid it would bite him.

One of the best parts of the trip... Sonic. They just opened one down the road in Vista and it was perfect. We went twice! :) Thompson got his "Chocolate Shake". And he would repeat that over and over til it came. Then Thompson would say "It's good!"

Robert enjoying his shake!

And I enjoyed a nice, big Cherry Vanilla Coke! I probably broke through the caffeine levels on that one! Oops! :)

Yesterday, we stopped by Target on our way home and finished some Christmas shopping. Thompson definitely racked up and Robert and I didn't do too shabby as well. We got some new video games for our Wii and PS3. Speaking of Wii, mine will be here on Saturday! So excited to try it out. We played Mario Kart this weekend and Robert and I had a blast! We will definitely be getting that one.
Oh, and just because I am odd-- I always find things like this neat! Robert rolled over 22,222 on his truck and I just had to get a picture!

Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving! We will be here stuffing ourselves silly! :)

Friday, November 20, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me!

So, it's not my birthday. That passed about a month ago. BUT, I am just finally getting around to ordering my birthday present from my bday money I received. Whoo Hoo! You know what I got???

Oh, yeah! I have wanted one for over a year now and I finally ordered it!! Wait, it gets even better!

With the Black Friday sales going on and such... (love, love, love!) decided to do the "Sale of the Century" (my words not theirs) and do an incredible bundle. You get the Wii Console with controller and Wii Sports game


Wii Fit with balance board


A $50 Amazon Gift Card!

All for the amazing price of $289.98!!! Not kidding. And with my gift card I am purchasing this for $49.49!

If I were (which I was planning to) go to Sam's Club and purchase all of this, I would end up paying around $330 plus tax and shipping. So that my friends is called a saving of atleast $70.

Thank you, thank you.

If you are planning on purchasing a Wii this holiday season, definitely check out this deal. I believe it ends on Nov. 22nd, so you just have a few days left!

Hope everyone has a great weekend! We are travelling to Pendleton tomorrow for my husband's brother's homecoming from Afghanistan! We do have our bags semi packed so that if anything were to happen then we are prepared. :)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Things I am proud of!

At 24, I know I am young. I married at 20 and had a baby right before I turned 22. Whenever I hear of people getting married at that age I just gasp and think "but they are sooooo young!!". To be honest, many thought that I was crazy when I told them I wanted to get married and move all the way from Arkansas to California to be with my Marine. I had nothing. I literally loaded up as much as I could into my car and made the trip and started from there. I will say what I did have. I had parents who loved me and trusted me (and Robert) to know that somehow we would be okay. I have talked about it before, but I think that the day I left AR was one of the worst days of my life. I was scared to death. But I knew that I could do it. And with my family's support, I have.

It is so weird to look back three and half years ago and think about that day. I think of how much I have grown as a person. Most of it happened when we found out we were pregnant with Thompson, Robert left for Iraq 3 days later, and I HAD to be strong and make it on my own.

I will always be proud of myself and what I have done. It definitely made me a stronger person all around and I know that no matter what, things will be okay and I will somehow make it.

Which leads me to my next "proud" moment. I am married to a wonderful man. He is not perfect, but he is perfect for me. Yes, we argue. Yes, we pick on each other. But more than anything we love each other. And we know that no matter what, at the end of the day there is no one else that we would rather be with. He is a very selfless person. He has had to leave his family twice and go overseas because that was his job. And honestly, he never complained. He knows that he missed out on a lot with Thompson-- his first words, his first tooth, his first steps, his first birthday. I am so excited for him to get to experience all of that with Brycen. He deserves it.

I am proud of my husband. I am proud of what we have accomplished together. Yesterday, when we received our bonus, the first thing we did was pay off the rest of his truck. We bought this truck during his first deployment in 2007. We saved and saved his deployment money and I was so proud that he was getting a brand new truck when he came home. He has worked so hard for it. And it makes me so happy to know that in 2 years we bought (from scratch) and paid off a truck! Wow! I know to some this isn't a huge deal, but to us, two kids who started off with basically a blow up mattress, it is everything!

What are you proud of today???

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

36 Weeks, dr's appt, and TAXES!

Today, we hit 36 weeks!

Your baby is still packing on the pounds — at the rate of about an ounce a day. He now weighs almost 6 pounds (like a crenshaw melon) and is more than 18 1/2 inches long. He's shedding most of the downy covering of hair that covered his body as well as the vernix caseosa, the waxy substance that covered and protected his skin during his nine-month amniotic bath. Your baby swallows both of these substances, along with other secretions, resulting in a blackish mixture, called meconium, will form the contents of his first bowel movement.

He is definitely growing, I can tell that! Here in the past couple of days I have noticed that I haven't been able to breathe as well. It scared me at first because I know that he has dropped, but I was afraid that he decided that he was just going to stay in there forever! ha! Well today at the dr's appt I mentioned it to my doctor and she felt around and assured me that his head was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay down there but thanks to my good genes, he is stretching all the way to the top. She didn't know if he was going to be a big baby, but definitely long. Wonderful. So just to the point where I thought I would get some lung capacity back, he decides to just stretch on back out! :P Oh well. As long as he is still doing great, then that is all that matters.

As for the technical part of the appt., I am right on track. I am dialating accordingly (1cm) and about 50% effaced. Sounds good to me! :) I go back in 2 weeks for my 38 week appointment and maybe we will have made some more progress by then!

Now... something that loathes me...


We finally got our HUGE (I say that sarcastically) re-enlistment bonus. Whoo hoo, right? Well, yes and no. Yes that we even got somewhat of a bonus, but no that the IRS took 32%. 32%!!!! I about died. Yes, we should get some of it back when we file our income taxes, but still. Gosh. So, I am a little bummed about that, but oh well. That's life, right?

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Saturday, Clean Day!

Today has been semi productive for me. I managed to put the car seat cover back on. I just sat there and just stared and stared, not believing that at one point in time my baby (Thompson) fit so snugly in the seat. And just to bring more tears to my eyes, he ran in wanting to sit in it, but couldn't fit. Tears my heart up! And now, we are going to have Brycen in it soon!

So after I messed with that, I decided that my Murano needed some major TLC. So I got my trash bags and went out and emptied out the toys and trash. I think Thompson had about 6 pairs of shoes in there as well. I then scrubbed and vacuumed and washed the windows. Armor all'd the leather seats and now I am just waiting for Robert to take my mats and wash them. (Hopefully he will have that done by tomorrow, if I am lucky!) I moved Thompson's car seat over to my side so that way the baby can be on the passenger side. I was thinking that since the baby's seat takes up so much room, I would rather have him on that other side so hopefully I won't have to miss out on too much leg room. Now if only I can get through the constant kicking of my seat from the boy behind me, we'll be in good shape. Oh and I now I fully understand and believe why I have always just paid someone to detail my car for me! Definitely not worth the sweat and time!!

Next weekend, my brother-in-law (Robert's little brother) is coming home from Afghanistan. We are so excited to have him home and I am so excited to attend the homecoming. It will definitely be a change not being the spouse waiting for her husband to get off the bus. I am sure I will still be a bundle of nerves for my SIL and niece. I'll tell you what, there is nothing like the feeling of seeing them for the first time in so long. Walking off of the buses, your heart feels like it is going to explode; anxiousness, excitement, nerves, and pride all rolled into one huge emotion! It's the best. I talked to Shanna (SIL) today and told her that I PRAY that I don't go into labor while we are down there. I would definitely be embarrassed to say the least! But to be on the safe side, I am taking our bags (that I still have yet to pack!) and the car seat. You never know! The only bad thing is that the Pendleton hospital is so overbooked that they are sending people away! Not kidding. Let's just hope that doesn't happen. Robert starts his PTAD leave (leave for re-enlistment) on Friday. He will get 2 weeks off. Then we will probably have the baby about the time he goes back and then he gets another 10 days for that. Ha! I love it! Then soon, Christmas will be here!

Speaking of Christmas, I had this bright idea to put up our tree this weekend. Don't know why, I just decided I wanted it up. Well I decide that I better go find our ornaments and get them out and ready. Well come to find out, my 3 (brand new!) boxes of ornaments are still in AR!! Lovely. So my wonderful mom is going to ship them out here for me. Goodness. I would lose my head if it weren't for her sometimes. Today, I thought I was missing something for the car seat and I called to see if she knew what I was talking about and if she had seen it. I then confessed that I just called her because she always has the answers for everything. (Even if she has no clue as to what I am talking about!) :)

I pulled up these pictures to reminisce a year ago when Robert came home! Perfect!

Friday, November 13, 2009

This is the not-so-glamourous part...

It is 11:40 pm and I am WIDE AWAKE!!! Granted, I did take a little nap this afternoon, but it could be the annoying fact that my hips hurt so bad and laying on my sides are my only sleeping options. And for some reason, I think I pulled a tendon in my wrist that shoots straight up forearm. It honestly feels like someone karate chopped my arm in half.

Can you tell what kind of mood I am in???

Oh, and something that I have been dreading this whole pregnancy is happening. And I don't know what to do. When I was pregnant with Thompson, my weight gain had been just fine throughout the pregnancy. I honestly didn't eat the best, but I managed to keep the weight gain in a normal range-- until the last month. All hell broke loose after that. I gained around 30 pounds in that last month. Not kidding. So basically I averaged a pound a week. Anyways, from my last appointment at 33 weeks to my most recent one at 35, I gained around 4 pounds. I chalked it up to some of the sweets I had been eating and thought I would just cut back. No big deal. Well, I have been eating better since Monday and I have managed to gain around 2-3 pounds... in 4 days!!! I am flipping out. I really don't know if it is my body and it is just bound and determined to do this or what! But I don't like it. At. All.

I don't know. I am just really bummed about that.

So, from here on out until I have the little man, I am on a strict diet. (Not kidding) And I am just going to cut back my portions and eat more smaller meals throughout the day. I know that if I did gain the weight, I would lose it. I have before and I could do it again. But why?! Why can I not gain normally?? Sorry, I just can't wrap my head around this.

I love my boys and I know that they are worth it.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Veteran's Day!!

I want to start my post off with a huge thank you to all of the veterans, past and present, who have been a part in keeping our country safe and our freedom free. I am so proud to be married to a Marine!

"This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave."

~Elmer Davis

Ok, so onto the baby to-do list... I have taken off the car seat cover and it is ready to be washed! YAY! Since the baby is going to stay in our room til we move, I put up the bassinet/changer thingy. We had to move our bed over in order for me to be able to maneuver between our bed and his bed. But, he will be right beside me which is perfect! I also have the glider and ottoman set up with a little side table with a lamp. We have kind of an odd area in our room by our patio doors that is perfect for this. So, the baby officially has his place to sleep. I also managed to put the swing cover back on after I washed it. Today... I plan on getting his outfits together of what he will wear while in the hospital and get those washed.

Another thing that I want to do is a small gift basket for the nurses. I was wanting to bake cookies, but I know that some people are skeptical about eating homemade foods (which I totally understand) so I might just stick with some pre-made stuff. Here is what I have come up with: a variety of drinks (coffees, apple cider, hot chocolate), chocolate spoons for the coffee (I will make these), and some chocolate dipped pretzel sticks. I might also throw in some chocolate chip cookies for those who don't mind homemade foods. Does that sound okay? Nothing too much, but just a little something and it is close to the holidays, so...

Anyways, I also plan today to clean out my refrigerator. Not looking forward to that, but it needs to be done.

Oh, almost forgot to mention... Robert and I rented a movie yesterday, "The Ugly Truth"

I laughed my butt off! It is a little forward, but it was funny. So if you are looking for a movie, that's definitely not a chick flick, try this one!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

35 Weeks! Whoo Hoo!

Today, we hit our 35 week mark! I love counting down the weeks til the little guy is here-- we are now less than 5. Whoa! That's a little hard to swallow. In less than 5 weeks I will have 2 babies. Goodness. It will be an awesome day!!

Here is what Brycen is up to this week!

Your baby doesn't have much room to maneuver now that he's over 18 inches long and tips the scales at 5 1/4 pounds (pick up a honeydew melon). Because it's so snug in your womb, he isn't likely to be doing somersaults anymore, but the number of times he kicks should remain about the same. His kidneys are fully developed now, and his liver can process some waste products. Most of his basic physical development is now complete — he'll spend the next few weeks putting on weight.

Wow! Over 5 lbs now... and I just thought me gaining weight was from the pan of rice krispie treats I had last week! :P

Last night, a friend of mine, ended up having an emergency c-section due to her placenta seperating. She was due 3 days before me and luckily, her little guy Kaden, is doing great. I believe they had him on some oxygen in the beginning but realized he didn't need it. Thank goodness!

It is so crazy to think that if Brycen were to come right now, chances are that he would be a healthy baby. I just pray that he stays in there as long as he needs to.

I am going to start making my list of things I want to accomplish each week. Next Tuesday, after my dr's appt, I plan on installing the carseat and the bases. So that means that I need to have it washed and ready. I am anxious to see where I am, if I am dialating, and so forth. Oh, and I have always said that I would never post ANYTHING about dialation on Facebook and whatnot, but to me, this is my little journal. So I do plan on posting it as a way of remembering. I promise not to be too graphic tho! Ha!

Well, Thompson is getting up from his nap! We are going to have chicken quesadillas tonight for dinner, so I need to start some marinade! I will be back tomorrow with my to-do list and look forward to hearing suggestions on anything I have missed!

Monday, November 9, 2009

35 Week Appointment

Today we had our 35 week appointment. Everything is looking great! The baby's heart rate was in the 130's and the doctor could feel his head all the way down low. She also answered my 83 questions I had. Luckily, our hospital does not have any policies against those under 18 coming in to visit. Apparently, this has been a major issue around the country with hospitals limiting visitors due to the H1N1 virus. So, I am so glad that as long as Thompson is healthy then he will be able to come and meet his baby brother! I go back in a week for the Group B Swab and she said that she would also check me at that time. With all of the Braxton Hicks contractions I have been having, I am hoping that it is preparing my body for whats to come. Funny things is that I never had any BH with Thompson. Not one. So to be having them this time is definitely something new.

This morning Christina and Heath had their final inspection and around noon they headed towards Texas. I believe they are staying in Tuscon, Arizona for the night. They stopped by before they left and we just had to have some pictures!

Thompson with Heath

Christina and Thompson

Me and Christina

Robert and Heath

Thompson didn't want them to go...

Love you guys! Be careful!!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Not much new is happening in our house lately. I think I am a broken record because that seems to be all I have to report-- a whole lotta nothing! I did, however, manage to get some of the baby stuff out yesterday. So that makes me feel a little better. I asked Robert today that if we were to suddenly go into labor right now, would he be prepared to bring a baby home tomorrow?! His answer "Sure." Why not huh? I don't even think so, buddy. I reminded him that we still have yet to get the car seat out, washed, and installed into the cars. Along with how I don't have everything I need for the hospital bags and so on. Geez... don't men realize how much goes into the preparation for a baby. Let me answer that... NO! They have not one clue. Oh well. I guess it has been like this for centuries and will continue to be this way long after I am gone.

One thing that has been happening around here is occuring in the house across the street. Our friends, the Haynes, are getting out of the Marine Corps and moving back to Texas. Robert went yesterday and helped them paint, the movers came Friday and got their stuff, and their inspection is tomorrow morning. I can't explain how sad/happy I am about this. I am depressed at the thought of losing such a close friend, but so happy for them to be able to create a life outside the Marine Corps. Christina is one of those friends who you meet and you instantly are able to bond with. She reminds me so much of myself and I think that is why it just hits me hard to see them go. And I know that she is one of those friends that no matter how often you see, they are always there. And I can't wait to visit them in Texas!

Christina-- I love you! You have been such an incredible, strong friend and I am going to miss you so much. Thanks for being there through the wonderful ups and downs of the Marine Corps life and being so good to Thompson. He loves you so much and I know he will hate to see you go. I can't wait for you and Heath to meet Brycen! We will have to do a trip soon! Love you guys! Thanks for everything!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Target shopping and Caviar Pizza

Today, my friend Christina and I (and Thompson) headed down the hill to Palm Desert. We did a little Target shopping where I found a toy organizer I had been eyeing on sale!

Whoo Hoo! So I picked that up and we ran into Marshall's and TJ Maxx to check to see if they had something I was looking for, and unfortunately they didn't. Oh well. So then we headed to Sam's Club. Love that place. I don't know why, but I love just browsing the store. While we were there, I tried a Churro

Apparently, this is a popular So Cal thing and up until Christina explained what they were... I had never really had the urge to try it. Ok, I know that Sam's Club probably isn't the freshest, but they were good. Who wouldn't like fried dough covered in cinnamon and sugar?! So we ate our snack and headed home.

While on the way, Robert calls asking the inevitable question, "What's for dinner??" I tell him what I was planning on cooking, but knew that he had already made up his mind what he wanted to eat-- pizza! So I tell him to order it and I will pick it up on my way home. No biggie right? Wrong. As most women do, I am the one who does all of the domestic stuff around the house-- grocery shop, run errands, order pizza. And when I do these domestic things, I am always looking to where I can save a penny. Even when ordering pizza. I will sit at the computer for 30 minutes looking for coupons before I order (not kidding). Ok, fast forward to tonight and Robert ordering his pizza. Well he calls me back and said he ordered it (YAY!). So I run by DOMINOS to pick up his order-- 2 large pizzas. And the total comes to $31.97. WHAT?!?! Are you joking????? $32 for two Dominos pizzas? Whatever. So after I curse my husband under my breath assuring this will be his last pizzas he orders and he better eat every bite, I pay for it and leave. I get home and Robert looks at me and says "This isn't right". What? Apparently, our philly cheesesteak pizza (to them) is just a thin crust pizza with meat on top. I call them, and tell them that I am not paying $20 for a pizza with some meat thrown on top and it should atleast thrown some onions, peppers, etc. on it. So, needless to say they brought us a new one. Gees.

Ok, if you totally stuck it out and just read thru my pizza rant, kudos to you. I am sorry. Apparently that is the hightlight of my day. ha!

Anyways, tomorrow is Friday. Nothing new going on here. I might try and hit up the Bingo circuit tomorrow night at the O'Club. Any takers (Eh em-- Christina???)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

34 Weeks!!

Your baby now weighs about 4 3/4 pounds (like your average cantaloupe) and is almost 18 inches long. His fat layers — which he'll need to regulate his body temperature once he's born — are filling him out, making him rounder. His skin is also smoother than ever. His central nervous system is maturing and his lungs are continuing to mature as well. If you've been nervous about preterm labor, you'll be happy to know that babies born between 34 and 37 weeks who have no other health problems generally do fine. They may need a short stay in the neonatal nursery and may have a few short-term health issues, but in the long run, they usually do as well as full-term babies.

So we are at the 6 week mark. And that is if Brycen lasts the whole 40 weeks! Thompson came one week early, and so this whole pregnancy has drove me nuts not knowing whether to be prepared for another early arrival or to just plan on him making it to his due date. And if he makes it to his due date, then that is fine as well. My mom is flying in on the 13th and I would love for her to be here if possible. But, honestly, I am not in a rush. I feel like I need the whole 6 weeks to finish my school and get prepared for baby. So...

Thompson has been none-the-less entertaining the past few days. He comes up with the funniest things to say and most of them chime in with "That was funny!"-- his new thing. Well, yesterday he was watching one of his shows and dancing around with the characters. He got right up on the tv cabinet and started trying to jump by it. Needless to say, he hit his mouth on the edge and busted his little lip open. Anytime he hurts himself, momma is always there to comfort him and he knows that. He ran to me yesterday and I was sitting there holding him while he was crying and he looked up at me and said "Momma, that wasn't funny". No, Thompson, it wasn't funny. Poor boy.

Luckily, with my help, the Halloween candy is almost gone!!! YAY!!! It's sad when your two year old wakes up and you ask him what he wants for breakfast and he replies with "Chocolate" or "Candy"! I don't even think so! Eat your breakfast first and then you can have candy. Ha! :)

Last night I made the YUMMIEST shepherd's pie ever! I have been wanting to make some for a while now, so I figured I would try last night. I honestly just threw in what I thought should go in there, and surprisingly it was really, really good! I will post it on my recipe blog. So be looking for that!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween and Go Hogs!

Last night was great! We started out at our friend's Christina and Heath's house. They made some awesome carne asada! I made some jalapeno popper dip and salsa to go along with. I also made this yummy spider web cheesecake! Oh so good! (Especially when you are secretly finishing it off at like 7am!) :)

The Razorbacks won last night; from what I hear, it was by a lot! I think it had something to do with my baby boy!

Is he not the cutest little Razorback player?! He loved it! He even wanted to use his helmet as his bucket and wouldn't let anyone touch his candy! Too funny! We tried to transfer some of the candy into his bag because it got to the point where he was almost dragging it, it was so full!

Thompson had a trick-or-treating buddy Tinsley, who was a Gators cheerleader. She was soooo cute! They had so much fun playing together last night.

Trying to get a picture together.

Happy Halloween!