Saturday, November 28, 2009

The Benefits of Being 9 Months Pregnant

As of Thanksgiving day, I am now in my 9th month of this pregnancy. Praise the Lord - the end is near! :)

There are lots of downsides to being so pregnant which I will leave out of this post because who wants to read about that? Suffice it to say that this baby has dropped way low making it difficult to move around, I'm freaking huge, and just plain miserable.

So, what is the up side to all of this pain and discomfort? That would be my fabulous Husband vacumming and twirling the Swiffer wet jet around the entire house at 10pm on a Saturday night while I'm blogging and eating dulce de leche ice cream. Now that's a pretty sweet deal! LOL

Good night y'all!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving Y'All!

I'm taking a quick break between my T-day cooking duties to wish y'all a very Happy Thanksgiving! After 7 years of marriage, we aren't traveling this year and I'm cooking a turkey all by myself for the first time! No damage done yet, just a slight burn on my hand. LOL Let's hope the rest of the day goes ok! If nothing else, the pumpkin pie looks great and I know that I won't mess up the green bean casserole or mashed potatoes! :)

Blessings to you and yours. God is Great!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Over The Top Y'All!

Thank you to Tiffany at Memoirs of a Munchkin Mommy for this fun tag! I've seen this tag on other blogs and I've been wanting to play too! :)

The rules: use only one word, pass along to your favorite bloggers, and tell 'em you did so. Take it away.

1. Where is your cell phone? Bar
2. Your hair? Brown
3. Your mother? Caring
4. Your father? Loving
5. Your favorite food? Mexican
6. Your dream last night? Crazy
7. Your favorite drink? Tea
8. Your dream/goal? Happy
9. What room are you in? Office
10. Your hobby? Sleeping
11. Your fear? Failure
12. Where do you want to be in six years? Happy
13. Where were you last night? Home
14. Something that you aren't? Perfect
15. Muffins? Blueberry
16. Wish list item? Chanel
17. Where did you grow up? NC
18. Last thing you did? Drink
19. What are you wearing? T-shirt
20. Your TV? Sony
21. Your pets? Dogs
22. Friends? Supportive
23. Your life? Exhausting!
24. Your mood? Tired
25. Missing someone? Family
26. Vehicle? Dirty
27. Something you're not wearing? Makeup
28. Your favorite store? Target
29. Your favorite color? Blue
30. When was the last time you laughed? Today
31. Last time you cried? IDK.
32. Your best friend? Hubby
33. One place that I could go over and over? Vacation!
34. One person who emails you regularly? JT
35. Favorite place to eat? MEXICAN!

I'd like to pass this award along to anyone who hasn't had a chance to play yet. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Sugar Doll Award

Thank you to the very sweet Miss Prissy Southern Prep for passing along the Sugar Doll Award to me!

I'm supposed to state 10 interesting things about myself. I apologize in advance but some of this will be pregnancy related since that's all that I can think about right now, as in GET IT OUT!!! :)

1. I have swollen hobbit feet.

2. My new favorite cheesecake is the red velvet cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory.

3. I'm looking forward to a nice glass of Cabernet. Maybe for New Years Eve?

4. God has blessed my family beyond measure and I am so incredibly grateful.

5. My younger sister and I could not be more opposite and I wish that we were closer.

6. My grandmother is 88 and her spirit and ability to keep doing what she wants amazes me. I mean she just went on an air boat ride through the everglades. How many people in their 80s can say that?

7. I have preeclampsia and I've become very limited in what I can physically do. Only about 3 more weeks to go before we induce.

8. I have a Masters degree in Accounting but I'd much rather be at home with my kids. When I do start working again I might consider teaching or starting my own business.

9. I want to be able to do another half-marathon in another year. But, I'll settle for a 5k without passing out.

10. I really want to build a custom home on the water and have unlimited funds to decorate it! But, I'll have to wait until we hit the lottery.

I'm passing along this award to the following sweet bloggers...
Buzzings of a Queen Bee
My Flip Flopz
The Little Princess Diaries
20 Times A Lady
A Southern Accent
Confessions of a Control Freak
Footballs and Crowns
Good Gals Inc.
Our Creative Life
Really, Are You Serious?

Friday, November 20, 2009

Just A Little Update...

Hey friends! I thought that I'd write a little update while I'm waiting for DD to fall asleep so that I can take a nap too! :)

My family left Wednesday afternoon. We had a great time together and did some sightseeing and shopping around Naples. I think that they all really liked it here and didn't want to leave our gorgeous weather! Seriously, who doesn't enjoy sunny skies, no humidity and 80 degrees in November? My husband, Dad, and Uncle went fishing for goliath grouper and they had a great time! My husband even caught one that was about 400 lbs.! It took all three of them to help pull that sucker up!

Baby test results came back this week for preeclampsia - yep, it's back. I'm not surprised though b/c I had it for about the last two months when I was pregnant with DD. But, that was a tougher pregnancy than this one b/c I also had the added stress of working long hours. Being a SAHM this time has helped me manage my swelling and blood pressure a LOT! So, I'm very thankful for the opportunity to stay at home!

Anyway, no bed rest yet b/c the preeclampsia is "mild" but I'm familiar with the symptoms and can usually tell when my blood pressure is getting out of whack so I know when to just take it easy. I can't physically do much at this point anyway b/c I'm 35 weeks pregnant and huge! So, Doc wants me to do a stress test every week and continue to see him once a week until the baby is born. He just wants to make sure that I don't cross the line into the danger zone which would mean we'd have to induce earlier than planned. Right now, we're thinking of inducing around 38-38.5 weeks. So, whenever it ends up being, I don't have much time left!

Ok, DD is screaming bloody murder b/c she doesn't want to take a nap. So, I need to go. I still need to post a few awards and thank yous. Please be patient. I'm sure that my blogging will be at a minimum going forward. But, I will still be reading whenever I have a chance. Hugs and Happy early Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

I'm On A Little Vacation...

Hi Y'all! Cooler weather has arrived here in S. FL and just in the nick of time for my family to arrive! I'm so excited to have my Daddy here with us today. Tomorrow my Aunt, Uncle, and Grandma are flying in to visit as well. I will be busy having fun and spending time with my family so I will be away from blogger for most of this next week. But, I see that I've received some awards so thank you! I promise to tell you all about my little vacation when I return plus update you on some baby news.

Have a great week!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

What A Hot Mess!

So, this hot mess is who my favorite vampire may be dating? Ewwwww....what is this girl thinking? She looks like her clothes came from a 1980's Goodwill pile of crapola. Don't these Twilight kids get paid good money for these movies?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

It's a Fabulous Day!

Hello Blog Buddies!

Today is a fabulous day! Why you ask? Well, DD and I had lots of fun at story time this morning at our local Barnes and Noble. DD loves the stories, songs, and playing with the other kids. I love to socialize with the other Mommas and on our way out, grab one of these (decaf, of course - oh how I miss you sweet caffeine!)...

and one of these...


Now that we're home I'm about to eat one of these...

with a large (decaf again) home brewed glass of...

...served in my Tervis Tumbler of course!

Only a very pregnant woman or a person with serious food addictions would base the happiness of their day on food. But, whatever.