Monday, March 31, 2008

Wedding Weekend

What a fun weekend! My cousin, Justin, got married on Saturday in Madison to his beautiful bride, Meghan. The rain held off just long enough for their outdoor ceremony and all the guests made it into the tent....THEN it POURED! We were oblivious to the rain and freezing weather...we danced and danced and had the best time. Meghan looked beautiful as always and the two of them just glowed! They were so happy...

My other cousin, Jason and his daughter Amelia flew down from Boston and stayed with us on Sunday night and Monday. We had such an incredible time with them. Amelia is almost 4 and we hadn't seen her in about two years. She is such a polite, sweet young girl. To say that she loved our dogs was an understatement....she ADORED them! She played with them all day on Sunday...then she helped me cook dinner (baked ziti, salad, homemade ranch) which was a lot of fun for both of us! She enjoyed sitting on Lee's lap and looking for deer in our backyard...too bad they never appeared! I was so sad to drop her off today at the airport...she kept waving and blowing kisses to us until she couldn't see us anymore.

The 3rd cousin (but not the last) Kristin is due any day now with baby Millie. I was so proud of her for coming to the wedding and dancing away the night. Not that she would have missed her baby brother's wedding! She looked like a million bucks and we had a great time running to the bathroom in the rain as pregnant women need to always do.

We had a fabulous weekend with family....the best kind of weekend to have! I am happy to be pregnant, thankful for my close relationship with my cousins and excited about our growing family! Here are some pictures from the weekend:

Thursday, March 27, 2008

15 Weeks and the Bump

I was 15 weeks on Wednesday....pretty much feel the same. No more sickness all day just the occasional nausea but I stay hungry. AND I mean hungry! Lee just laughs at me....he thinks it is funny! (or at least he will until I start gaining massive amounts of weight!) I am dying to feel the baby move for the first time. I will lay still for hours at night just hoping I will feel it. I know it will happen soon but I am not patient when it comes to this! My skin is starting to get a little bad....which of course is not something I am happy about. But it could just be my eating habits and not pregnancy horomones...or maybe a little of both!
Here is the latest picture of me - took it last night - so 15 weeks - little baby bump!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Melin's Survey that I stole....

Ok so I loved Melin's post so much the other day that I thought I would copy it and do it for myself - let's see how I do:

Things I'll always wear:
1. A good pair of jeans - you know the ones that fit you like a glove, know all the curves of your body and make you look great too!
2. Mascara - I rarely leave the house without it! I have used Loreal Voluminous since I was a junior in high school and I still declare it the BEST mascara out there.
3. I love wearing earrings! I could never have enough - love all kinds - classic studs or hoops, long dangly ones, fake, real - you name it I will wear them!
4. Heels! Don't get me wrong I love flip flop season but I love a great pair of heels that kill your feet but look damn good!

I can't live without (Like Melin's answer -there are obvious things on this list: Lee, family,this baby inside my belly, Roscoe and Winston, and my friends...but I am going to be shallow and talk only of inanimate objects):
1. Gum or Hard Candy - always have it, love it, my dentist hates this obsession!
2. Cheeseburgers or Bean Burritos right now - haha!
3. My favorite pillow and pillowcase - not that many people know about this - but I have had it since I was little and I love, love, love it!
4. Lip Gloss - right now my favorite is Victoria Secret Candy (tastes yummy too!)

My new favorite hotel (!@#!? - clearly someone famous did this list):
Love the James Madision Hotel in Madison, GA - staying there again on Saturday night! :)

My next trip with the kids: Baby bump will be going to Florida with the family and Louisana for a wedding this summer.

The soundtrack of my life: (this is going to be hard for me)
Childhood: Monster Mash (loved making up dances) and
High School: Too many - Indigo Girls (like Melin), U2, Pearl Jam, Billy Joel, Sting, and so many more.....
College: More of the above plus Hootie and the Blowfish, Smashing Pumpkins, Dolly Parton (Maggie that is for you!), and Shania Twain
Currently: Right now anything relaxing - Christian praise music, Enya, Celtic Woman, and anything that Melin sends me that I can understand! haha

My workout regime: Walking

All Time Favorite Flower: Peony

Recipe for Relaxing Guests:
Clean but homey house. Relaxed attire. Good food. Drinks. Me! :)

Reason to Raid the Kitchen:
Do I have to really tell you my reason.....UH PREGNANT!!!

Monday, March 17, 2008

What a weekend!

Well, we had an interesting weekend to say the least! Sloane (Mary's 2 yr old) came and spent the night with us on Friday night for the first time. We had the best time playing with her - Lee or rather "Wee" or "Weebo" is her favorite person on the planet! We took her to Chick-fil-A and had so much fun being "pretend" parents. She is the easiest kid on the planet when it comes to bedtime - I told her at 8pm that is was time to go night-night - she grabbed her blankies and off to bed she went. We were still up and laughing at her as she sang "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" to herself in the guest bedroom. All was going great....until the storm hit! She is used to sleeping with a small fan on in her room to drown out all the other noises and we forgot to get it from Mary. So...she heard every little whoosh of the wind and boom of the thunder. Then the air sirens started going off (we live inside the city limits and they turn them on in case of tornado) and she was terrified! We got her up and turned on the news to see that there was some really bad weather coming our way. We loaded her up (along with all the blankies and pillows) and headed downstairs to the closet in the basement. We spread out a comfy, down comfortor and had an ice cream party in the closet. How fun is that!!?? The storm passed and we finally got her back to sleep around midnight after about a million comments and questions...."Wee, did you hear that noise? Wind blowing....thunder". It was priceless!!

Then on Saturday we helped host a Mexican Fiesta couples shower for Justin and Meghan at my parent's house. We had the best time as you can tell from the pictures below! Kristin, my cousin, is due in just two weeks with Millie. I love our belly picture b/c she is ready to pop and I am just starting to show. So cute!!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


I am in my 2nd trimester officially today! What a blessing! I can not imagine waiting until now to tell people that we were pregnant. I can't hold a secret (that is mine) that long! I feel great today...really hungry. I am trying not to eat as much fast food so today I focused on cheese, black bean and spinach quesadillas today. Yum!

Both of my sweet dogs are asleep beside me on the couch as I am working. Roscoe got out of the fence today and ran around the neighborhood for about 15 minutes. He gave me a good scare! Winston just always waits by the back door...he wouldn't dare run off! Such a difference in their two personalities.

I wonder if there is anyone out there who loves General Hospital as much as I do? I had no idea that I would love a show...I know, I is a soap opera but I can't help it!! I DVR it every day and then watch it at night or during the weekend. It is definitely my guilty pleasure!

Thanks again to Melin...I am addicted to searching for new craft ideas on blog sites. I wish I could just make crafts every day instead of working. Wouldn't that be grand? I guess I will have to settle in setting up a craft area in my office and working on little bits and pieces when I have time. I want to make some things for the baby's far I can make pillows! I guess that is a start...haha!

In closing, I want to thank all of my family and friends who have been so supportive during these past 3 months of my pregnancy. You were supportive in us trying to get pregnant and so unbelievably there for me when I was so sick. I love you all and can't wait for this little one to meet each and every one of you. He or she is very lucky!!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Style Me Pretty

Melin is actually the reason I started this blog or started reading blogs. She always found these cool ideas and sites so I started checking them out. One of my favorites is called Style Me Pretty...they focus on weddings and everything wedding related...which you know is my favorite thing! The weddings they usually post are like Martha Stewart Weddings...out of this world beautiful! I sent in my wedding last week not expecting to hear anything but lo! and behold they posted it today. You can check it out at - they will end up doing a couple posts with pictures throughout today. I also told them the story of how Cass, Melin, Lee and I all met in romantic and cool that they are posting Cass and Melin's wedding tomorrow! :)

I am still craving ridiculous amounts of bad food...have probably gained 10 lbs in the past two days alone! haha Today I am stuck on Krystal Chick's with Chick-fil-a fries...not to mention that I ate another McDonald's cheeseburger today for lunch. (I did pair it with Baked Lays instead of fries...desperately trying to be healthy!!) Please be praying for my little one...poor thing is swimming in fat and cholesterol.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Missing the Race...

It is Nascar Race weekend and I am sitting at home with my dogs...missing the smell of burning rubber and roar of the cars racing around the track! Ever since my first Nascar experience at Daytona in 1998 I have been a complete RACE GIRL! I decided that I wouldn't try to go this weekend since I didn't know how I would be feeling or where I would get my fast food fix. haha! All of my family is sweet daddy and husband called me numerous times for me to hear the fly over, green flag start, and the roar of the engines! It just isn't the same watching it on TV...I am such an infield snob!!

On to other news....I broke down today and caved! I have been craving fast food and haven't let myself go there except for Taco Bell bean burritos. Well, today the baby got the best of me....I packed the dogs in the car and headed to Krystal's thinking that the Krystal Chick wouldn't be that bad. While sitting in the drive thru (b/c I had my leopard print slippers on) I decided that the fries at McDonald's were so much better so I would head next door. Once I got in the drive-thru line at Micky D's I completely caved and ordered a cheeseburger! I really don't know what is coming over me...I haven't eaten like this since college! I broke down in tears once I got home and I had eaten 1/2 the cheeseburger, 1/2 of my large fry, and 1/2 of one of the Chicks. Thankfully, I have great friends and family who talked me thru it and said the baby must be needed fat and calories. (Thanks Melin, Beka and Mom!!)

I am going to start taking some baby bump pictures this week...can't hide it much longer! I can't wait to get a big belly! (and I am surely on my way eating Micky D's and Krystals) :)

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

12 Week Appointment

Wow!!! What a great day! We headed to my OB/GYN appointment this morning and got good news. I had finally gained some doctor was more than pleased! I guess it is all the bean burritos I have been eating. haha! We got to hear the heartbeat which is still so neat to me. I don't think I could ever get tired of listening to it! Then we headed over to another doctor's office to get the Nuchal Translucency Test. I know, I know...why?? Honestly, I just wanted to see my baby again and insurance will pay for it. We got 25 minutes with the ultrasound tech and had the best time. She really took her time with us and showed us everything. The baby looked great and is measuring 12 weeks...Praise God! The little one just waved at us and jumped all around. Lee couldn't believe that I couldn't feel the baby moving around. I can't wait until I do!!

We drove home in the storm (after eating at Gladys Knight Chicken and Waffles...yum!) and then discovered that a tree had fallen over in our yard. Great! It had crashed thru our fence and landed in the back yard. Thankfully, not on the house or the pergola that Lee just built this summer. We also found a squirrel's nest in the top of the tree...two of the babies didn't make it but we found another one who was alive. We nursed it for about 5 hours waiting to hear back from the wildlife rehab....then it passed away. Lee is devastated! He had always wanted a pet squirrel and had hoped to talk me into keeping it. We tried our best though....

Well, after this crazy day...we are going to eat some dinner and get in the bed. I did make Lee go borrow a VCR from his brother so we can watch the baby video. Who still uses these???

Monday, March 3, 2008

This is going to be such an exciting year…as we are expecting our first baby! We found out on January 9th and I am now almost 12 weeks pregnant. I have always wanted to be a mom and was so thrilled when I saw those 2 lines! It will be the first grandchild on both sides so needless to say our family is excited!

I didn't think I would have morning sickness but I was plagued with "ALL DAY SICKNESS" which was the worst. For about 5 weeks I couldn't eat that much and was on medicine all day. I kept telling Lee that he better hope there were 2 or 3 babies in there because I wasn't doing this again! haha Now I am feeling better and able to eat...thankfully! I started out just craving fried chicken salads especially the Oriental Chicken Salad from Applebees. I think the To Go girl knows my name and car...yikes! Now I call my cravings "middle school cravings" because I want things like Hot Pockets, Taco Bell and Fruit Roll Ups. I haven't eaten most of these things in years...but they are all I want.

I was at a bridal shower yesterday for my cousin who is getting married at the end of this month. I had to leave and make a Taco Bell run so that I could get not one but TWO bean burritos! What is happening to my good eating habits? I don't want any veggies...except broccoli every now and then. I really hope I don't gain 80 lbs!!

We go to the doctor tomorrow for my 12 week appointment. We will get to hear the heartbeat and are getting the 1st trimester/NT test just so that I can get another ultrasound. I can't wait to see my little one! Dying to know what it is...we find out on April 15th!