Saturday, September 27, 2008

no tellin'

last week we had our 14 week appointment and were hoping to find out the sex but as you can see, we can't really tell.

FOR ALL YOU ULTRASOUND EXPERTS OUT THERE, CAN YOU TELL???

it was our last appointment before we go home to the states so we'll have to wait and (hopefully!) find out when we return. my next appointment is oct 31.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

14 weeks


my friend heidi was kind enough to send me some maternity clothes this week. (thanks heidi!!) i was holding out to buy most of my maternity clothes when we go to the states in 2 weeks, but my friend katherine told me my shirts just weren't cutting it. i guess it's not very attractive when the waistband from my maternity pants is showing. :)

rain, rain, come and stay!



finally, we had our first rain this weekend. it hasn't rained here since the beginning of may!! it was very dry and dead-looking everywhere...we certainly needed it. summer is slowly slipping away, although beach and warm weather days will be back and will continue into october.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

we will NEVER forget

we will not forget the people who gave their lives that horrific day, september 11, 2001...

we will not forget those who are defending our very freedoms that define this country...

we will not let terror and those who wish to do us harm make us live in fear....

we will NEVER forget...

Monday, September 8, 2008

12 weeks

i haven't taken any pictures yet because I DIDN'T THINK I WAS SHOWING!!! wow, now that i look at this picture i can't believe my belly is this big at 12 weeks! are you sure i'm not having twins?

today the guy came to fix my computer and i told him i was pregnant. he said he thought i was and was going to ask when i was due but he was too afraid. after all, he could be wrong. i said, "really, you were going to ask? because i'm not really showing that much. it was just today my staff told me i 'popped out' over the weekend." boy was i wrong. now looking at this picture i DO have a baby bump...and i couldn't be prouder! :)
candice, i hope my bridesmaid dress fits in 5 weeks!! (for those who don't know, candice is my soon-t0-be sister-in-law. doug and candice are getting married oct. 11 and ken and i are going to be standing up for them!)

Friday, September 5, 2008

4 years...

today, 4 years ago, i married my best friend, my soul mate, and the love of my life.
happy anniversary sweetheart. what a blessing God gave me in you!!

i love you with all my heart...

Thursday, September 4, 2008

a flutter...

yesterday i felt a flutter in my stomach...i thought, "this is it...the first time i'm feeling the baby!!"

just before i was about to shed tears of joy, i suddenly had a "pressure" feeling.

followed by a "backfire", aka as a dart (except replace the 'd' with an 'f')

darn...it wasn't a flutter at all...it was just GAS!!!!!!!!!

ahhh...the joys of pregnancy... :)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

claussen pickles

so about a month before i got pregnant the NEXmart (our 7-11 like grocery store on base) started carrying claussen pickles. hot diggity dog...this made my year!! you see, i love love love these pickles. dill pickles are ok and will get me by in a pinch but i love the salt and vinegar taste of claussen pickles. so i ate these pickles to my heart's content going through a jar in 2, maybe 3 days tops! you see, i had to make up for not having them in over a year and a half!!

fast forward to july; enter pregnancy! :) i would eat a claussen as a snack or with my lunch and bam! i would get sick. i blamed it on the "evening" sickness (after all the baby is on texas time which is why i don't have morning sickness!) i kept on eating my claussen pickles, unbeknownst to me that baby REALLY didn't like them. i would get sick and think, oh well, this is pregnancy...it happens. and then one day i had a grilled cheese, tomato soup, and you guessed it - a claussen pickle. not too long after eating i got sick but only the pickle came up. i thought to myself...maybe it's the pickle?? oh, golly, NOOOOOO....not the claussen pickles!!!!!

it's been 2 weeks with no claussens, and you guessed it...no episodes of "evening" sickness. the jar is still sitting in the fridge, teasing and haunting me. this weekend, i thought...what if i just try it one more time (because 10+ times probably isn't a good definitive test!). but i didn't cave in because i was feeling good all weekend and those who are pregnant or have been know, if you're feeling good, you don't want to mess with that.

so baby doesn't like these pickles and i don't know why. he/she is sure missing out! so i add yet one more thing to the "DO NOT EAT" list. but you can bet, the moment i deliver, hubby will be summoned to fetch me a jar of claussen pickles!!