Wednesday, April 27, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

*I'm lovin that I leave early tomorrow morning for Tennessee. (Not loving that they are flooding right now.)

*I'm lovin that Friday is Special Olympics in Maury County, TN! I'm headin back to go with my old class. It is such a fun day!

*I'm lovin that I gave up chocolate for Lent, and now that I can eat it, I don't crave it. Go me!

*I'm lovin that we've had quite a bit of rain and things are starting to get green around here.

*I'm lovin that even though I'm 5 months pregnant, I mowed the backyard. And it felt good. I actually like mowing. I'm weird.
*I'm lovin that this Friday, April 29, is our 5th anniversary! The royal couple has stolen our wedding date.

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Miscellany Monday

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

-It's been raining here in Oklahoma. YAY! It does make for a dreary day BUT it's much needed. It's supposed to rain through Wednesday. We have been in such a drought that this rain is a huuuuge blessing.

-The rain did stop us from going to our Easter Sunday family celebration in Sedan, KS. We were under flash flood warning, they were under flash flood we didn't make the drive.

-After church yesterday we had breakfast with Nate's fam. Then Nate played video games/watched every sport on TV and I watched several movies.

-Today is my love's birthday! Happy 29th birthday, Nate Dawg!!!

-I leave for Tennessee Thursday morning. Tennessee, I love you and I miss you. 

- I just happen to fly into St. Louis...ya know....the airport that was hit by a tornado the other day. Not sure how that's gonna go.

-Did I mention the doctor is 98% sure we are having a girl? SUCH a surprise. We assumed the baby would be a boy since Nate Dawg has NO girls on his side of the family. Bring on the pink!

-I emailed my brothers to tell them we are having a girl. Joe Clay, who's a doctor, said, "I read in my medical textbooks that little girls are made of sugar, spice, and everything nice, so you got that goin for you. And instead of a football, I will get her a pink football." My other brother, Paul, said, "Yay! It's a girl! My second favorite brand of cigar!" :) I love my brothers.

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

20 Weeks

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 20 Weeks
Size of baby: Baby is around the size of a banana
Total Weight Gain/Loss: up almost 7lbs now.
Maternity Clothes: I ordered some maternity shorts, but they're too big. Weird. I'm sure that won't last long.
Gender: The doctor told us today that she's 95-98% sure it's a girl. But she won't guarantee it.  She won't do another ultrasound because I'm healthy and it's not needed. Whatever.
My MIL works at a hospital and there's a doctor there that will do another ultrasound for FREE. We will probably wait a few weeks before doing another one.
Movement: Lots of movement. We even got a pic of Baby B waving at us at my last appointment. 
Sleep: I have not been sleeping well. I just can't get comfortable.
What I miss: running for long periods of time/working out hardcore, beer, and sushi.
Cravings: bacon, meatball subs. Speaking of meatball subs, I ate a foot long from Subway the night before my doctor's appointment. Awesome for my weigh in.
Symptoms: Heartburn. Lots of heartburn. Couldn't possibly be from the foot long meatball sub.

Wednesday I was at the gym. I started running and after 5 minutes I almost peed on myself. The baby was reeeeaallly bouncing on my bladder. So I walked for about an hour, then was starving. That's when I got the foot long meatball sub. I enjoyed every bite. The weird thing is, I wasn't overly full afterwards. I just good.

Being pregnant rulz.

I'm too lazy to take a pic at the moment. This is from 19 weeks 4 days

Friday, April 22, 2011

Fill in the Blank Friday

1. Fridays are  not the same as they used to be. We used to meet friends out at the same bar every Friday for dinner/drinks. Now....Nate goes golfing after work, I go to the gym, then we stuff our faces. No alcohol involved.

2.  My family, puppies, sweet kids make me terribly happy.

3. Something that inspires me is my mom. She volunteers a crazy amount of her time just because.
4. If I had the day off today I would umm...well...I have at least 2 days a week off. I usually go to the gym and clean my house. Boring.
5. If I had to put a label on my home decor style, I would say my style is confused. We've got black, we've got brown, we've got microfiber, we've got leather...the one thing consistent throughout the house is gigantic tv's.

6. Concerning politics I would say I'm conservative/moderate. But not extreme. I think extreme either way is no bueno.
7. I'd like to go to Hilton Head, SC  so I could Nate can play golf on the gorgeous courses and the two of us can just get away. We're heading there for our babymoon :)
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Friday, April 15, 2011

I Won!!!

I'm a little late on posting this...but I won!

Mama Dew had a faaaantastic giveaway a few weeks ago. And my name was chosen. For real. I didn't have to pay her a darn thing!

The giveaway was a super cute whatever you want from her "future in-law's" site, Little Laws Prints. Super cute site, by the way. I plan on ordering more stuff once Baby B has a name :)

I chose a set of thank you notes and Kristen (the mastermind), suggested I personalize them. So here they are!

How cute is this packaging?

Adorable! I can't wait to send these out! And I'm sure our baby will look JUST like that when he or she comes out. hahaha

So thank you, Mama Dew, for hosting the giveaway. And thank you, Kristen, for being so talented and creative. Y'all rule.

Fill in the Blank Friday

1.   My favorite daily responsibility is waking up. I love it most days. :)

2.  My least favorite daily responsibility is running errands. But, that is the majority of my job. Since the errands are rarely for me, I don't feel accomplished when I'm finished. 

3.  My favorite cuisine to eat when going out is Mexican food. We always have Mexican food. 
4.  My favorite cuisine to prepare at home is Italian. And I love when Nate makes it, not me. grilled chicken with bowtie pasta. Yum.

5.  Andy Warhol said that everyone is famous for 15 minutes. My claim to fame is teaching the most amazing kids with the best people in Columbia, TN for a year and 1/2. Oh, and working for the newest Food Network Star, Ree Drummond. Oh yeah, that :)

6.  If I could have 3 wishes I would wish 
1. Go back to my regular body (with bigger boobs) after this baby.
2. Have weather where Nate can golf everyday of the year. 
3. Never lose touch with my friends.

7.  My biggest pet peeve is  inconsiderate/rude people. Just use your manners. Pleases and thank yous go a long way.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

What I'm loving Wednesday!

This week I am LOVING:

-The weather. I love spring. It reminds me of track season. Remember those days, Marie?

-Edy's No Sugar Added popsicles

Only 25 delicious calories each.

-Zac Brown Band. I looooove the sound of Zac Brown's voice.
Chicken Fried makes me think of little Nonie. She would jam out to it I would go on walks with her mom. Nonie would tap her hands and fingers on the stroller and bob her head. Adorable.

How cute is she?

-I am loooooving my super cute husband. He brought me Taco Bell last night :) :) :)
He's so good to me. 

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Oh Baby!

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 18 Weeks
Size of baby: Baby is around the size of a mango
Total Weight Gain/Loss: 2 lbs up, according to the doctor. She's just not aware of the weight I gained before my first appointment. She doesn't need to know.
Maternity Clothes: Not Yet. I should start getting some, though. Everything except gym clothes and sweat pants are officially too tight.
Gender: I go back April 21 to find out. Still not sure we want to find out.
Movement: Yup. Baby B is on the move. I felt the first real kick (or punch) this past Saturday. It scared me.
Sleep: I feel good. I haven't slept well the last few nights, but that's mostly because of heartburn.
What I miss: running for long periods of time/working out hardcore, beer, and sushi.
Cravings: bacon, meatball subs, Taco Bell, and birthday cake, jalapeno chips and cottage cheese.
Symptoms: Heartburn. It hurts. It actually burns my heart. No matter what I eat, I get it.
Here's a pic of my belly at 18 weeks, 2 days.

Top 2 Tuesday

Top 2 Drinks (alcoholic or non)

1. H2O.
Boring, I know. But water is delicious. Mama like.

2. Boulevard Wheat.

This is also delicious. Of course, I cannot have any of this deliciousness for a few more months.

Runner Ups:
Bloody Mary
Vodka Tonic
Riesling Wine
diet strawberry limeade from sonic
pickle snow cones

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Miscellany Monday

Hi Monday!
Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

-Nate is heading out of town tomorrow until Friday :( He's going to Colorado and New Mexico. The only positive is that his allergies probably won't be bothering him in those 2 states. Yay?

-I have a very silly doggy. A few weeks ago, my friend Tara came over. She sat on the fireplace hearth, so Norman sat next to her. Of course. Because he's too good to sit on the floor.

-We are getting excited for football season around here! This will be my first OU football season LIVING in this state since 2005. The Red/White game is this wknd! We are heading down Saturday morning and hanging out with friends all day. So excited.

-My theme song lately is, "Old gray mare she ain't what she used to be"
I can't do the things I could a few months ago and it's killing me. Nate had never heard that song, so I sang it to him several times yesterday. He asked me to stop.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

1. The weather. It's been really warm. Me likey.

2. Ree's new Charlie the Ranch Dog book. It's adorable! Can't wait for it to come out on April 26!

Charlie the Ranch Dog

She has a few copies at home. Her youngest, Todd, and I read it again this morning.

3. Here's a Charlie secret for ya...Charlie loves bacon. Just like me.

4. I won a giveaway. For real. Thanks Mama Dew for hosting!!! I'm getting these super cute thank you notes with a baby carriage on them--perfect for my shower!

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Monday, April 4, 2011

Miscellany Monday

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

Hello there, Monday.

-I hope none of y'all went to the stupid Charlie Sheen shows. Apparently he has failed terribly. They keep showing folks on the news coming out of his shows saying that they spent $500 on tickets.

-I think the people that spend that much on tickets to see Charlie Sheen are idiots.

-Saturday I met up with one of my best friends from high school, Tara. We took our pups to a dog park. It was in the 80's and super sunny. Great day for the dogs to run around and play their little hearts out.

-Tara and I walked around Cherry Street in Tulsa Saturday. We walked probably 2 miles up and down that street. We went to lunch and walked into several shops. There were tons of people out and about, so we did some people watching too.

-We went to the Drillers' game yesterday. $20 for all you can eat seats, yes please.

-It was 90 degrees and the wind was blowin like crazy. Food was flying all over the place.

-Today is a high of 57. What the heck?

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