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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Feeling a little nervous

In just 5 short days, I will find out what is hiding inside my belly and that makes me nervous, scared and happy all at the same time. You see, K only ever wanted 2 children and I always wanted 3 or 4. When we got married I said 2 was fine because that's what we compromised on. Well that changed when we were having twins. I LOVED being pregnant and wanted to do it again, morning sickness and all. I didn't want to only be pregnant once in my lifetime.

Having twins also changed K's mind as well. When we found out we were having 2 boys, he decided he wanted to try again for a girl. He has 2 nieces and sees his brother with 'daddy's little girls' and he wants to experience that and all the 'boy' stuff like little league, etc. Let's just say, he wants the best of both worlds.

We have looked forward to finding out what we were having since the day we surprisingly found out I was pregnant again and now that the day is almost here, I'm getting so very nervous and scared. What if it's another boy? Are we done like my husband insists on? If it's another boy, will I live the rest of my life wondering 'what if the next one would have been a girl'? I'm not sure I can live like that.

I may be getting ahead of myself here thinking about all this but that's what pregnancy hormones do, right? I guess I should be very happy that we got pregnant naturally when I was told I most likely wouldn't be able to. We tried for about 14 months for the boys before we turned to clomid and 50mg later, we had twins on the way. I really thought we'd have to do that again so after the 1st month of trying and no positive HPT, I went to the doctor and got my prescription to start taking. I waited and waited for my cycle to start so I could start clomid and SURPRISE, I was pregnant!

Maybe that was a sign of all the happiness to come. So far everything has been going ok set aside from the bleeding and clot I passed at 7 weeks. Maybe this pregnancy happening on it's own means we could have a girl even though somewhere deep down I was convinced K could only produce boys. Who knows what the future holds and why am I worrying about it?

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

In honor of Valentine's Day

Our Love Story 

1. How long have you and your significant other been together?
9 Years

2. How did you meet? {What's your "love" story?}
We met at work. I was already working there for 2 or 3 years. I started when I was in high school at 16 because my Mom got me a job there. Coincidentally, HIS Mom worked there as well so I knew his Mom before I knew him. (weird, I know)

When he finally started working there, my Mom was the one who was training him. In the years prior that I have worked with my Mom, I never really talked to her at work but when I knew she was training K, I was over there ALL the time......'Mom, what are you having for lunch?............OH HI K!'

He had a girlfriend and I had JUST gotten a new boyfriend who was easy to lose since we just started dating. After a few months, we were an item and the rest is history.

3. If married, how long have you been married? If not, is this the guy you hope to marry? {do tell}
We were just married for 5 years in September

4. If you are married, where did you get married at? Big or small wedding? If not, where would you like to get married?
We were living in Louisiana when we got engaged (moved there for K's job, the one we met at but I quit). We planned on getting married there but when hurricane Katrina and Rita flew through in 2005, we moved back and got married in WI.

It was a medium sized wedding. About 150 people.

5. Do you have any nick-names that you call one another?
I used to call K 'lovebug' and I was 'kitkat'. After almost a decade together, you kind of stop all the cutesy stuff

6. Name 3 things you love most about your honey.
He is as faithful as they come
He is the best father to our children
He is funny and smart and driven

7. Tell us how he proposed? Or your ideal proposal?
Well, I kind of knew it was coming but not sure exactly when so it wasn't AS much of a surprise as I'd hoped. I was with him the morning he bought the ring and didn't think he'd do it soon after he bought it.

One afternoon he asked about going to drive around the lakes by LSU campus. We did, parked and took a walk. As we were getting back to the car, he was behind me and I turned around and he was, well, half down on one knee and said some mushy stuff and then asked me.

8. Is he a flowers and teddy bear kind of guy for v-day, or strawberries, champagne, and rose petals?
Neither unless I drop hints like mad. K thinks it's just a Hallmark holiday and doesn't really like to give in to all that. He's not very romantic but once in a while he'll do a grand gesture, usually for our anniversary or something like that. It's hard for him to plan though because I hate being surprised and if I know he's planning something, I'll do what I can to find out what it is.

9. Are you a sunset dinner on the beach kind of girl, or pop a movie in and relax on the couch?
Pop in a movie and relax on the couch. Since K isn't as romantic as I'd like, I doubt we'd ever do a sunset dinner. Maybe if he's reading this, one day I'll be surprised with that but for now, a movie on the couch is fine with me.

10. Tell us one thing you'd like to do with your significant one day. If you could do anything? Go anywhere? 
I'd love to go back to Jamaica where we honeymooned and I've ALWAYS wanted to go to Australia to the great barrier reef.

11. Tell us what you plan on doing on this Valentine's Day.
We won't do anything on the actually day (today is Tuesday). We did go out last Friday night which was kind of like our celebration for it.
12. Are you asking for anything this Valentine's day?
I got flowers and some chocolate covered strawberries and the best card ever!

13. Give us one piece of advice of keeping a relationship strong and full of love.
Communicate! If you want something, you can't expect the other person to read your mind and vice versa. You have to sometimes just say what you want. Ask and you shall receive!
14. Show us a picture of what love means to you.

Our 'growing' family

Thursday, February 9, 2012

16 weeks

*please excuse my horrible morning face*

How far along? 16 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: 8lbs

Maternity clothes? Pants are strictly maternity now and I'm starting to wear a few shirts here and there

Sleep: Some days are good and some days are bad

Best moment this week:  Hearing baby chicken nuggets heartbeat at the doctor and scheduling the anatomy scan!

Movement: I feel little flutters here and there but nothing consistent

Food cravings: Chinese and pizza

Gender: Only 3 1/2 more weeks until we find out!

Labor Signs: Nope

Belly Button in or out? Still normal

What I miss: Sleep

What I am looking forward to: The anatomy scan on March 5th!

Weekly Wisdom: Make sure to eat every 2-3 hours or else you'll feel REALLY sick!

Milestones: Grow baby grow!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Never say never

I always said I would never be THAT soccer mom who drives around in a minivan carting her kids to practice and movies and dances but alas, yesterday, I am now THAT mom.

After looking for almost a year for a car (yes, you read right, a year) and not finding the right SUV with enough cargo space for a humungo double stroller +1 that was in our price range, I have resorted to the only option left.......A V-A-N!

I have to admit, I kind of like it. It's a 2011 Kia Sedona. When I'm in it, I don't even feel like I'm in a van. We couldn't afford a spruced up model like we wanted. I mean, with another baby on the way and needing to move to a 3 bedroom as it is, we needed to be sensible with our money. We got just a mid model that has the awesome back up indicator, power windows, doors, etc. Most all the 'power' stuff and cd player is standard these days. We do have bluetooth, satellite radio, an i-pod usb port (which is one of the BEST things to me since I always listen to my i-pod in the car) and the option for sirius radio.

It's only be a mere 24 hours since owning the beauty and I already can't wait for my husband to wake up so we can go out on the town with it doing 'parent' type stuff.

So there you have it, I finally broke down and got a van. Since I'm pretty sure after this chicken nugget that we are done having kids, once I don't need ALL the room anymore, I WILL be getting my SUV with 3rd row seat, navigation and all those other perks!