Friday, November 28, 2008


I hope your Thanksgiving was as blessed as ours. Sean, Allie and I enjoyed our morning and afternoon relaxing and being together. We took care of the Yorkies we are pet sitting for. Then it was back here to make homemade pumpkin pies from our uncarved Halloween pumpkin, gravy, the turkey (Senor Tomas), Red Lobster cheese biscuits and stuffing. The family came over around 3, armed with more food. We had such a great time here. There were 9 of us. Everyone left around 7:30. It was just a really good Thanksgiving!

Side note: Not a wise idea to run the self- clean option on the oven while trying to sleep. Sean set it for 1 or 2 this morning and the smell was herrendous for about 2 or 3 hours and it still stinks in here. It woke me up and kept me up most of the night. It did not seem to bother Sean's sniffer, so it must be my preggo sense of smell. It was awful, but the oven is clean!

I am four months along, as of yesterday. People are starting to touch the belly, without asking and just grabbing for it, but it has been family so that is fine! I will have to put my foot down if it becomes strangers that grab for the bump!

Off to work.

Monday, November 24, 2008


Friday was of course a Capogna's night.

Saturday Sean and I both worked. After work, we called everyone to give them their turkey assignments and then we went grocery shopping. We went to Aldi and it was a success this time! Then to our new Publix. We are having T Day at our house this year with the family coming, there will be 9 of us in all.

Yesterday we went to church and to Old Chicago to eat lunch and watch the games. Nicole the Dalmatian left. What a crazy dog! What with the growling and attacking Allie, nipping at me, then being lovey, not eating and urinating in our house. Poor thing! We even had to feed her chicken and rice just so she would have something in her tummy. She refused to eat her dog food.

We have 4 clients for pet sitting this week. One starts today and lasts till Friday; 2 Yorkies and a cat. Then we have another customer that we will visit twice that has two cats. We are also watching my coworkers 2 cats this week. And then Friday till Sunday we will be watching a Golden and a Daschund. We are going to be busy! Extra cash though and we love our little furry friends.

We went to Babies R Us to look for cribs. My in- laws want to get us a crib for Christmas. So nice of them! It was so much fun to walk around and look at all the baby stuff, but it was also a little overwhelming! We need a lot of stuff! We found some really nice cribs.

Back to work today.

Friday, November 21, 2008


I can't stop thinking about the awesomeness of our ultrasound yesterday. What a blessing and a gift God has given us. It was amazing to see little legs kicking, arms moving and scratching head and heart beating and not just a little speck, but a little baby. We are so excited! It is the best. Thank you Lord!

I went to a financial meeting and a tea and meal yesterday. We have investments and I was invited by our financial adviser. It was actually very informative, I had fun and the tea and treats were delicious.

We have a Dalmatian named Nicole staying with us. She came on Wednesday and leaves on Sunday. She is a sweetheart to us and very cute, but she is not too fond of Allie. She usually just growls at Allie, but this morning she attacked Allie. Allie is OK, but was definitely scared and shaking and shook up. They are now separated. Allie has rule of the upstairs and Nicole of the downstairs.

I officially have health insurnce (including pregnancy) through work! YAY for that.

Oh, and everything looked great and normal. Heartbeat normal at 155 and cervix measured 3.6, which is normal.

Have a blessed Friday!

Thursday, November 20, 2008


I can't figure out how to rotate the darn pic or make it bigger and I am giving up because I have a financial meeting to go to. So it is not so great, but maybe you can get the picture (literally!) :)

Mom's Wedding Day

Mom and step-dad and uncle and aunt
new step-brother


So cute!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Our Lovely Weekend

OK, here we go.

Friday night we met the family at Capogna's for a family meeting and of course for some yummy grub. My grandma is having another laminectomy and will be in rehab for three weeks. My grandpa has Alzheimer's and is not able to be alone so we are trying to work out a grandpa sitting schedule.

We also got to see the shuttle take off from the Capogna's parking lot. It was pretty cool. There were a ton of people out there cheering with their car radios on (reporting the take-off). It is nice to see people still get excited about that sort of thing. It was not as good as when we saw it at Cape Canaveral, but I still got goosey bumps!

I was supposed to work on Saturday, but Carly wanted my shift and I happily obliged since my hubby had the day off. We bummed around morning time. Then we went to the Long Center to check it out. I got the year membership from my boss for Christmas. It is sort of like a YMCA. We want to get involved in some classes and also use their gym. We will have to purchase Sean's membership, but that's OK, at least mine was free. There are a lot of baby, mom/baby, and kid programs too!

After that we went to the Humane Society. Then to the movies and Taco Bell! Yum! We saw the new Bond movie. It was good. Embarrassing moment for me: We get home and I am changing for bed and popcorn fell out of my belly button, which Sean saw of course! What a piggy I am. I guess my belly is getting a little bigger since it now able to trap falling popcorn that misses my mouth!

Yesterday we went to Fort DeSoto. It is gorgeous there. We went to a vet tech student BBQ. It was nice to meet some people since I am an online student. We had a lot of fun, enjoying the park, eating and playing cards (we learned how to play Yuker (sp?)). Good times. Then off to Linens and Things. They are going out of business. We bought some candles. Tried to find some prenatal Yoga DVDs, but no luck. We have looked EVERYWHERE! So frustrating. Then we went to Sam's Club and finally home to eat and watch a movie. Whew what a great weekend. Now I am missing my hubby. :(

It is 40 degrees this morning and will be cool/cold all week - 40s in the morning and 60s during the day.

Oh and lastly, sad news. My aunt's sister died suddenly this weekend. So thoughts and prayers for her family during this very difficult time. :(

Friday, November 14, 2008

A Little Pukey Feeling

I enjoyed my day off. I was quite busy. I had a mile long list of stuff that I had to get done around the house. I even finally got my mom and Mike's wedding gift done and it is in the mail to them. I am excited for them to get it and I hope they love it!

As of yesterday, I have officially entered my 2nd trimester! I am 14 weeks! Not so fast on thinking I am going to feel great! Granted, I have been feeling better. Not as much nausea and not as tired. Still exhausted by 7 PM, but that is better than all day exhaustion. Still nauseous at times, but not all day. BUT wait, this morning I had my worst episode yet! I was in the shower brushing my teeth. I gagged twice, but I gag any way so no biggie. Then I started to feel faint, shaky and like I was going to vomit. I barely got through my shower, came out dripping wet and went to the other bathroom. Sean was like "Are you OK?" I barely mumbled "I am not feeling so well." I rested my head on the toilet (funny how that actually feels comfortable when you are about to puke). I started to feel better, went potty and wah-la back to normal! Baby wants to keep me on my toes......... or shall I say my head in the toilet. However you want to look at it.

I have begun feeling baby flutters. They are awesome! Sean is a little upset that he can't feel them. Poor guy! I have been getting them throughout the day. I had never heard of them before last week when the nurse asked me about it at my doc's office.

yay! It's Friday. Off to work I go. Hi-ho!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

A lIst of why I am fabulous!

1. I am a good wife, daughter, friend, family member and soon to be mom!
2. I am a hard worker.
3. I love God.
4. I am caring.
5. I am a good listener, except for when my ADD kicks in.
6. I am creative.
7. I am smart.
8. I love animals.
9. I love to travel and see the world.
10. I am curious and love to learn.
11. I am a good cook.
12. I am open to trying new things.
13. I can keep a secret.
14. I am honest.
15. I am reliable.
16. I love to laugh.
17. I love to have fun.
18. I love to exercise.
19. I get excited all the time about little things.
20. I am me!

Becca and Hilary. Your turn. I was tagged by a fellow blogger, so now I am tagging you. You must post a list of why you are fabulous on your blog and c&p the sticker too. Now go do it because you are fabulous and I love ya!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Actualy this is the link for last quiz


You Are a Marilyn!


You are a Marilyn -- "I am affectionate and skeptical."

Marilyns are responsible, trustworthy, and value loyalty to family, friends, groups, and causes. Their personalities range broadly from reserved and timid to outspoken and confrontative.

How to Get Along with Me
  • * Be direct and clear
  • * Listen to me carefully
  • * Don't judge me for my anxiety
  • * Work things through with me
  • * Reassure me that everything is OK between us
  • * Laugh and make jokes with me
  • * Gently push me toward new experiences
  • * Try not to overreact to my overreacting.

What I Like About Being a Marilyn
  • * being committed and faithful to family and friends
  • * being responsible and hardworking
  • * being compassionate toward others
  • * having intellect and wit
  • * being a nonconformist
  • * confronting danger bravely
  • * being direct and assertive

What's Hard About Being a Marilyn
  • * the constant push and pull involved in trying to make up my mind
  • * procrastinating because of fear of failure; having little confidence in myself
  • * fearing being abandoned or taken advantage of
  • * exhausting myself by worrying and scanning for danger
  • * wishing I had a rule book at work so I could do everything right
  • * being too critical of myself when I haven't lived up to my expectations

Marilyns as Children Often
  • * are friendly, likable, and dependable, and/or sarcastic, bossy, and stubborn
  • * are anxious and hypervigilant; anticipate danger
  • * form a team of "us against them" with a best friend or parent
  • * look to groups or authorities to protect them and/or question authority and rebel
  • * are neglected or abused, come from unpredictable or alcoholic families, and/or take on the fearfulness of an overly anxious parent

Marilyns as Parents
  • * are often loving, nurturing, and have a strong sense of duty
  • * are sometimes reluctant to give their children independence
  • * worry more than most that their children will get hurt
  • * sometimes have trouble saying no and setting boundaries

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Definitely Not My Idea of a Fun Friday Night!

What a Friday night! I felt a headache coming on at work towards the end of the day, but by the time I got home I had a full on migraine. I felt so horrible. And nauseous. And the chills. I could barely move. I laid on the couch while the hubby made us dinner. Then I went to bed while he cleaned the kitchen, emptied the dishwasher, fed and walked the dogs and brought me a compress for my aching head. I went to bed around 7! I am feeling much better today. It was no fun. And I didn't take any medicine, not even Tylenol, which I know I can take, but I would rather not. Now, I have ammo when child is doing bad things - "Do you know that your mother suffered through migraine headaches and didn't take Tylenol and all for your health and safety! " Just kidding! I will not be THAT kind of mama! :O)

Friday, November 7, 2008


Has this ever happened to you? You go to the grocery store and find you have to pay 25 cents for your cart, you also have to pay for your bags to carry your groceries out and you can only use debit or cash or check, but not a credit card!? Yep, that's what happened to me. I decided to try Aldi, our new discounted grocery store that is from the Midwest. I was lucky in finding an unlocked cart that still had a quarter in it so that was OK (I never carry cash, let alone change). I then spend about 45 minutes there grocery shopping, and wait in a long line to checkout. It finally becomes my turn, the cashier rings up all my groceries and my bags and then tells me the total. I pull out my handy Discover card and she is like "what's that?". Um, a credit card. "Oh, we don't take those here". So, I walked out since we don't have a debit card. Well, we do, but I don't know my pin. I don't carry cash as I said and I don't carry my checkbook. So I went to old reliable - Publix. By this time, I was hungry, grumpy and had to pee. It was not a good situation.

We have a Golden here for the weekend. She is not to fond of Allie and is missing her mama, but hopefully she will get a little more adjusted. We are not used to tails. She keeps knocking things over!

We had an appointment with the midwife yesterday. We got to hear the heartbeat! It was amazing. What a miracle. I can't even describe the feelings. Absolutely awesome. We asked our midwife if we could take the Doppler home so we could listen all the time. She said no. I gained 2 pounds, which is right on track. They said everything looked good. All my lab work came back good, except for that urine test. They took another one yesterday and tested in the office and it came up negative, but they are still going to send it off just to make sure I don't still have a UTI. I have a little passport that is a record of all tests done and weight, BP, baby's HR, etc. One thing bothers me. It is checked yes under high risk. I know because of my history of LEEPS and my history of depression, but I still don't like it. Can I white it out and check no instead?

YAY! It's Friday!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Miss you Mom

We are home. Sad face. I am missing mama a lot today and my hubby. I don't like coming back from vacay and especially such a short one. It is depressing. I wanna go back to mama's house. Our visit was just not long enough.

Mom and Mike's wedding was beautiful and I will post some pics some time soon. After the wedding and reception, Sean and I went to Sierra Vista for a couple of hours to look at our future home. We didn't really do anything else since we had to wake up at 4 a.m. to leave Bisbee. We went to bed around 7:30!

Yesterday started out really good. Got to the airport in time, turned in the rental car, got our seats changed so we could sit together and was on time to Dallas. It went downhill from there. We had an hour layover, ate lunch and then boarded. And then we sat there for 2 hours on the plane while maintenance fixed two faulty parts on the plane. This plane had just come from the hangar and so I guess they had to make sure it was OK to fly, but I don't understand why they didn't do that before bringing it from the hangar. Oh well, I would rather be safe than sorry....literally! So we got home 2 hours later than scheduled arrival. I felt like crap most of the end of the trip and when we got home. And now it's Monday and I am just sad.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Here Comes The Bride

We had a very good flight to Ara-zone-ey and arrived safely. We went to dinner last night. My uncle and aunt are also here and I haven't seen them in almost 2 years. They live in TN. Mom and Mike are doing well and are very excited and happy. We are just having a very good time. Today is the big day!

I found out yesterday from dad that Ms. Griffin (the graduation appeals lady) FINALLY called and left a message at dad's house and guess what???????????? my appeal went through and I will be able to graduate on Dec 20th! Ceremonies are at Tropicana Field where the Rays play. I am so excited to finally have a degree!

My doctor called on Thursday and said she had been trying to reach me for the past month, which is incorrect because there were no missed calls from her. She said all my labs came back good, except I had/have a urinary tract infection. Well, they wanted to put me on antibiotics, but since it was a month ago that I was tested I am not even sure if I still have the UTI so I have an appointment next Thursday any way so they are just going to retest me. I was a little upset by the fact that I find out a month later!!!!! We are going to have a little chat with them when we go in next week.

I can't wait to move here!