Sunday, January 25, 2009

My turn...Random Facts (about me).

So, I'm really not sure what I'm going to be able to come up with here, but here goes:

~ I LOVE reading...have since I was a kid. I've read most of my books more than twice, some 3 or 4 times. I have one book that I read once I year (since I was a teen) called "The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle"...I love it, and don't think I've missed a year yet! Well, maybe one.

~ I wanted to be an astronaut when I grew up, but after that one blew up, Jessi and Jared cried when I told them I wanted to be one and begged me not to (don't know if they remember that or not). Lol

~ I take a bath pretty much EVERY night (and sometimes a shower in the morning)...know why? Because I have THE hairiest, grossest legs you've ever seen/felt and I hate going to bed prickly!

~ I miss Nigeria and want to go back SOOO badly!

~ I will probably always be a "bad girl" at heart, though I'm really good. Lol Faithful, honest, good mom, good wife, good friend,

~ I married a redneck and I NEVER thought that would happen!

~ I have THE frizziest hair EVER and I hate it!

~ This is more fun than I thought it would be and may have to become either a weekly or monthly thing, or I may end up copying my sis and adding a RF (random fact) at the end of each of my posts...with her permission, of course. :-)

Sorry if these weren't very interesting! Oh, with it! ;-)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

In-between this and that...

So...I'm 14w and 4d along today. I'm beginnning to feel like I'm stuck at an "in-between" time right now, because as I'm feeling less nauseous and less tired and all that good stuff, I'm also not consistently or strongly feeling baby movement, or seeing much belly growth (I actually feel like it may have shrunk a bit, as I've also lost weight). Anyway, I'm anxious for my Dr's appt on the 4th of next month. Ready to hear that heartbeat! I am excited that I've entered my 2nd trimester, though! So that's, like, 26 weeks to go. Crazy that in a month and a half I'll be halfway there! Anyway...

I just wanted to update, though I don't have much to say. Oh! So, its 64 degrees here right now. Michael and I took Emily to the park today, and that was fun! I'll put a few pictures on here to spice this post up a little bit! Love to all ...

Friday, January 16, 2009

Never enough...

So, do you ever feel like you're just never enough? Or you never do enough...
I do. I'm sometimes made to feel that way, and I also struggle with doing. I don't have a life here, outside of my home, therefore I'm not active in anything. And unfortunately I'm not good at doing enough around the house. I can't blame it all on pregnancy, because I struggled with it before I was pregnant (though I did have a colicky/acid refluxy baby for some months of that time). Anyway, I'm awful at cleaning, at organizing, at cooking on our totally off-whack schedule. I'll admit, the computer is a convenient and easy diversion, but it's also my lifeline. My mom tried to get me to become involved or at least use a website that helps women with cleaning (I couldn't get into it). Women on Cafemom play cleaning games (I'm not good at those). I've made lists and weekly schedules (that should be easy to keep, b/c I make them in a way so as to not overwhelm myself). I didn't follow it for long, at all!
I wouldn't normally consider myself a lazy husband says that I "have it easy" compared to most women. And don't get me wrong, Michael and Emily and myself always have clean clothes, clean house isn't nasty, just more...cluttered. I also cook at least several times a week, and I of course keep food in Em's belly and fix and take most of Michael's food to him on a plate. I did get out of the habit of cooking while I was nauseous all the time...I just couldn't do it most of the time. I pick up the living room before Michael gets home from work every night, and load the dishwasher then, and often cook or have something prepared for him when he gets home (at about 12:15a.m.).
Anyway, around here, whatever I's never enough. So, what to do, what to do? Ah, well. I'm working on it, and I even pray about it. I guess I'll just have to keep putting forth the effort and praying, huh?

Friday, January 9, 2009

2009 goals???

I'm not usually one for making New Year's resolutions. Most people, including myself, don't usually stick to them for long. I think I'm gonna list a few things that I would love to work on this year, but they don't come with any promises to anyone (including myself)!

~ Read my Bible! (I'm not gonna say daily, or even weekly, because at this point, my goal is just to start reading it again!)

~ Do better with keeping my house organized and picked up and just to NOT let the clutter build up!

~ To trust in God, step by step, and give Him control (and remember that He IS in control) of all things in my life.

~ To be a better wife to Michael. To be more patient, loving, doting, and to have more of a servant's heart towards him (does that make sense?). Also, maybe to be more trusting. My lack of trust in him takes a significant toll on me at times, and I hate it!

~ To be a better mommy to Emily. To be more patient, more fun, a better example, more of a teacher...just better ('cause we can always be better!).

~ To take care of myself during this pregnancy and to have an amazing birth with NO drugs (not just no epidural), like I did with Emily, but hopefully my placenta cooperates this time! And to (hopefully) do well balancing pregnancy and Emily, and then Emily and Baby H.

Um...I think I'll leave it at that. That's really all I can think of right now, anyway. It still feels kinda silly to write it all down, as I've done it before! But, there it is...hopefully I CAN and WILL do better! *love*

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Fun times at Christmas...

So, we ended up having a great Christmas and I thoroughly enjoyed it (considering my previous skepticism). Emily got TONS of new toys (which was great 'cause she didn't really have any "age appropriate" ones). I got a few good things (Michael's mom gave me some maternity shirts and a candle thing and a new toaster oven). Michael's dad gave all of us kids money, which is always nice to have, right?! :-) All of us kids did couple's game exchanging. We had lots of fun playing games and there was good food, too! I don't know what I would have done if I hadn't made my home-made gravy, though (they use fake stuff or cream of chicken soup, in this case)! Anyway, it was all yummy!!! Some of Em's new toys include a kitchen play thing (which had a million pieces to put together!), a new bicycle that Michael and I *ahem* I mean...Santa got her, a little kids karaoke thing, a fishtank and a couple of fish, puzzles, baby dollls, and more! She LOVED opening presents and was adorable doing it! We didn't get many pictures (we did more filming). Emily also had a blast with Adi, and vice-versa. Over-all it was a great time!
After that (which took place in Sherwood, AR at Rob and Rachel's), Emily and Adi went to OKC with LaLa (Michael's mom). Emily ended up being sick most of the time and I missed her terribly! They left on monday and I couldn't wait past thursday, so that's when Michael and I went (he missed her, too). Michael and I did get some good hubby/wife time in, though. We went out to eat and did some shopping and I got to sleep in THREE days in a row! It was amazing. So, thursday when we got to OKC we were there with LaLa, the girls and grandma Liz (LaReeca's mom) until saturday when Jim and Anna and Luke got there. (Rob and Rachel got there friday, I think.) It had been awhile since we'd seen Anna and Luke, and Anna's b'day was that saturday so we all went out to eat and then came home and had our little Christmas with Anna and Luke and then played games again. Fun, fun! We got back home on monday and it's back to real life again...

On another note, I have a Dr's appt tomorrow. My first one actually with my Dr since I found out I was pregnant. I guess it will just be a hear the heartbeat, measure the tummy deal...but I'm excited about it!

I guess that's it for now. I would put some pics up, but I'll have to figure out how to do that first! Love to all and have a blessed year!!!

(I figured it out.)