Saturday, March 27, 2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010

#100 and all showered up

huge milestone - this is my 100th post.  if i were awesome, i would have planned accordingly and had a cool giveaway.  instead you're stuck with an update.

yesterday was my mom's birthday, and i'm finding myself a little lost today.  (no, not about LOST, but did anyone else watch tuesday's episode?  i love richard!!)  i guess i didn't realize that getting pregnant and preparing to be a mom would make me miss my own.  there's so many things i wish i could ask her about her pregnancies, and about what to expect, and what to do, and if she liked being pregnant, if she swelled, how much weight she gained, how her blood pressure was, why the insides of my legs cramp like crazy.  the list goes on and on.  i recently told daniel that all this baby stuff was making me miss her - and i know it's probably hard on him too...his dad isn't here, either.  i hate that emilee will only have one grandparent - it's really hard for me to accept, especially given the relationship i have with my own.  the more involved daniel's mom gets in the pregnancy and emilee's upcoming arrival, the more i miss my mom.  weird, right?  i think i'm slightly  i know that my mom was far from perfect in oh, so many ways.  but she was still mine.  she may not have always gotten the mom thing right, but i do think she would have loved her granddaughter - and it would have been fun to see them interact.  i hope i can find a way to point out the positive things about my mom to emilee some day when she's old enough to understand.  in some ways, i guess i just wish she could say she was proud of me...

on a more sunny topic, saturday was my baby shower, and it was everything i had hoped for.  my friends did an amazing job pulling it off.  we got soooooooo much stuff.  we got almost everything we need for emilee, and then some.  i still need to pick up a few odds and ends, but the stuff we got will go a long way with preparing for her arrival.  here are some pics:

me and the bestest friends ever:  jill (also pregnant), manda, me, and mandi

my family - sister misty, aunt brenda, mommaw betty, me, aunt angie, cousin rachel

my pretty cake - which was also awesome tasting!!!  (sam's club, people.  seriously)

the cake table with the diaper cake, made exclusively by manda!

me and the hubby...he needs to shave lol.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


it's been too long since an update.  what's new on this end?  not much, really.  work, work, and more work.  i think that's why i struggle with updating this thing - i feel like i never have much to update on.  haha.

daniel and i are headed to wv for a long weekend thursday evening.  my baby shower is saturday - yay!!! - and then sunday i'm throwing my friend jill's baby shower.  i'm pretty excited to see's been a long time since i've gotten to visit with most of the people i'll see this weekend. 

about the only thing i have going on is the pregnancy.  i'm more than seven months pregnant - can you believe that? i hardly can. it's gone by so fast as a whole...though some weeks have seemed longer than others.  i did a repeat of the 3 hour glucose test last week, and have been awaiting my results.  no news is good news, so i'm hoping i passed.  guess we will see.  i go back for another checkup tomorrow, so i'm sure i'll find out the results by then at the latest.

emilee has discovered a new trick.  she is kicking so hard these days.  she and daniel play a game almost every evening now.  wherever he puts his hand on my stomach, she'll kick until he moves it.  so he'll move it further left or right, and she'll follow him and do it again.  they do this for like a 1/2 hour every night.  he can't believe it doesn't hurt.  it really cracks me up.  i do not even know how she knows his hand is there...he's not really pressing hard on my stomach, so i don't know if she just senses the pressure or heat or what.  we've also been trying to get her room organized.  jill gave me a bunch of baby clothes of madi's, so we've been going through those, and separating everything according to size.  i'm trying to stay ahead of the game, but it takes a long time - your washer will hold soooo many baby clothes.  :)

my favorite thing about today is a new episode of lost is coming on.  i'm seriously addicted.  i'm kinda sad it's the final season - and i really just can't figure out what's going on. 

okay, i'm done with the randomness.  i'll try to update again after this weekend - complete with pictures.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


stolen from ang, in an attempt to avoid the work in front of me.

Rules: YOU! Yes, you, reading this. You’re tagged. Now that you know more about me than you ever wanted to know, play the game, it’s fun! Let others know a little more about yourself, repost this as your name followedy by “ology.”


What is your salad dressing of choice?  french or tangy tomato from outback

What is your favorite sit-down restuarant?  probably outback, but there's many close seconds

What is your favorite fast food restaurant?  wendy's

What food could you eat every day for two weeks and not get sick of?  pizza (or pork chops, according to daniel)

What are your pizza toppings of choice? pepperoni, mushroom, and banana peppers when not pregnant, cheese right now

How many televisions are in your house?  one

What color cell phone do you have?  black - but it does have a cute pink/purple cover


Are you right-handed or left-handed?  right

Have you ever had anything removed from your body?  wisdom teeth, tonsils, adnoids

What is the last heavy item you lifted?  i have no clue

Have you ever been knocked unconscious?  i've been put to sleep...does that count?

Have you ever fainted?  nopey


If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die?  i don't think so - i'd probably just freak out the whole time
If you could change your name, what would you change it to?  i think i'll keep it
How many pairs of flip flops do you own? probably 8 or so - i am so ready to be wearing them

Last person you talked to?  manda on im, mandi on the phone


Season?  spring

Holiday?  birthdays lol

Day of the week? friday or saturday

Month?  april-range, typically.

Color?  purple

Drink?  canned diet pepsi, fountain diet coke, and wallaby darneds...yum.

Alcoholic?  oh, this is where the wallaby darneds should go


Missing someone?  yep

What are you listening to?  the boys talk about dogs (and i really don't wanna be hearing it)

What are you watching?  my im flashing blue because manda just messaged me about the cheesyburger biscuits

Worrying about?  not a lot at the moment, i'm in a hateful mood, so i'm more focused on that ;)

What’s the last movie you saw?  Dear John (skip the movie, read the book)

Do you smile often?  i think so!

If you could change your eye color what would it be?  green

What’s on your wish list for your birthday?  wow, that's a long time away - maybe a winter dmb tour
Can you do a chin-up?  lol hahahahaha, no

Does the future make you more nervous or excited?  nervous, but i'm probably more excited

Have you been in a car wreck?  not really - got rearended once, and have been hit by deer many times...yes, they hit me, not the other way around

Have you caused a car wreck?  lol i hope not

Do you have an accent?  according to everyone here

Last time you cried?  yesterday, because daniel had to dig through the trash lol

Plans tonight?  watch all my dvr'ed shows from last night

Have you ever felt like you hit rock bottom?  yes...but it worked out for the best
Name three things you bought yesterday?  i didn't buy anything yesterday - oh wait...subway sandwich, chips, and a drink

Have you met someone who changed your life?  several
For the better or worse?  better

How did you bring in the New Year?  with the Clines, playing catchphrase! :)
Would you go back in time if you were given the chance?  yeah, i'd like to talk to my momma
What songs do you sing in the shower?  none
Have you held hands with someone today?  not yet

Who was the last person you took a picture of?  manda

Are most of the friends in your life new or old?  i haven't made any new friends recently, so i'm going with old

Do you like pulpy orange juice?  no, that's nasty

Last time you ate peanut butter and jelly?  last weekend

What were you doing at 12 a.m. last night?  snoring

What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up?  why do i dream about nonsense?