Tuesday, December 30, 2008

17 Weeks Doctor Appointment

I had my 17 week doctor's appointment today. It went well, as usual. I had been experiencing a lot of round ligament (lower abdomen) pain the past week or so, and had been taking it very easy. I finally started feeling better this past Saturday. Anyhow, this is all normal, especially at this point in the pregnancy when things are really starting to grow and expand. I feel like I wake up each day bigger and bigger. I am at the fun point now though. It looks as if I'm pregnant (not so much fat anymore), but I'm not too big at all. I am wearing maternity pants now, and love them! My mom got me an awesome pair of jeans from Gap Maternity for Christmas. Anyhow, I know this won't last long...and I'll be looking like a beached whale soon enough.

So, back to my appointment. Bob was able to go with me because he is off this week from work (yay!). The heartbeat was at 147, which means we're basically right in the middle. No wives tale tricks for me here. I've gained 8 lbs. total, so I'm pretty happy. And, of course, hearing the heart beating was the highlight of the visit.

P.S. We find out the sex of the baby January 14th!!!!! Ahhhh!!! I CANNOT WAIT! :-)

Monday, December 29, 2008

Sigh...

I may sound like a big, fat Grinch by saying this, but I am so happy the holidays are done with!  As soon as I get my Christmas cards out today (ok, ok...maybe they are New Year's cards) I can wipe my hands of everything.  We only have a few decorations up, so taking them down will be quite easy.

I think this year has just been a lot more stressful than most, in regards to Christmas.  With moving and being pregnant, I waited for the last minute to do just about everything, and that just caused me to be stressed.

So, Good Riddance Christmas 2008, Hello 2009!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Once Upon a Time...

Once upon a time...

There was a husband and a wife. They were happily married with a cool labradoodle. The couple were married for almost a year, when a very big change occurred in their lives.


But, first... a little about their past! The wife knew right away when she met her husband that one day, she would want to have 10,000 of his babies. But, alas, her husband said, "why don't we wait a couple of years before we have a baby?" And, the wife said, "what?!?! Why don't we wait a year?"

Well, of course, the wife won out! But, here's a secret between you and me... the big change that occurred actually happened sooner than expected, by at least a few months.

So, one day, on October 1, 2008, the wife decided she would see if this change had occurred. And, lo and behold, it had...

The wife couldn't believe her eyes, and started jumping up and down with excitement! She took three tests total, and even took pictures. She thought for sure that her eyes were fooling her!

So, here it was in the afternoon, about 4pm. The husband would soon be arriving home from work. The wife had to think quickly! There was no way she could keep this secret any longer than she had to. So, she ran to the store and bought her husband an early Anniversary card.

The husband arrived home, and to his surprise, had this card waiting for him...

And, well, of course, the husband and wife had to document their excitement on film.

The husband, wife, and cool labradoodle are now awaiting for their new addition, come June 2009.

And, they all lived Happily Ever After.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Our 1 Year Anniversary

We spent our first anniversary at the infamous Grove Park Inn in Asheville. We actually celebrated our dinner on the 14th, because we were tired from sightseeing all day on the 13th. We did however, enjoy our top layer of the wedding cake on the 13th!

Here is the view we had from our table at dinner. Notice the hot-air balloon.

The four of us at dinner...the steaks were amazing! I, of course, was stuck drinking water, just being newly pregnant here.

Bob and I, with the beautiful view behind us.

Eating our top layer of our wedding cake, which, was actually pretty good!

The cake. This cake traveled with us from Orlando to Birmingham, and then from Birmingham to Asheville. Thankfully, my mom did an amazing job of saran wrapping it! The three apples on top were long gone.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Should I even bother?

Should I even bother to finish our anniversary trip recap?

Yes.

This blog not only serves as a way for our family and friends to keep updated on our lives, but also as a journal for our family. So, I know it's almost 2 months later...but, again, better late than never. I am hoping to be posting more, as the house is finally starting to come together. We still have lots to do, but it's definitely not stressing me out anymore.

So, without further ado...

Here are some cool pictures from the eclectic downtown of Asheville, North Carolina.

Locals engulfed in a serious game of chess.

A neato-mosquito copper door we passed.

Wig shop anyone?

It's not very often you see an iron sculpture!

Our lunch choice...it was organic Mexican cuisine. Fabuloso!

Asheville is a great little town. You've got the mountains and all things outdoorsy to do. And, then, you have the cool, eclectic downtown to explore. Asheville reminded me a lot of the place my sister-in-law lives in Atlanta, Little 5 Points.

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