Thursday, December 30, 2010

Bedding arrived today

WOOHOO, I love it!

I like it as much as I did online as well as on the swatches they sent me.

We already placed it on the bed. I promise I'll post the pictures eventually. I wanted to wait until my glider came in as well as some art I purchased. Will see. I may give a sneak peak in a few days.

Happy New Year! 2011 is gonna be a great year for us. Lots of changes coming!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

The room is coming along

I'm going to wait to post pictures, but the room is coming together.

On Christmas Eve they called to say our furniture was in. So we headed to pick it up. The best part was the chest of drawers was already put together and the crib was rather simple.
So the room is set up so far with both of these items. Then today we went to purchase a few more items such as 2 lamps, a rug, curtains, a mattress pad for the bed and a few other little items.

I promise I'll post a picture, but we are waiting to get the bedding in.
My goal is to order it tomorrow. It says it will ship in 1-3 days so hopefully we will have it in 2 weeks or less. Our chair won't arrive for another 3 weeks though! :(

I'm off all week so we plan to continue working on the room and going to register at a few places.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Card

Here is our Christmas card from this year. Every year I spend
countless hours making homemade cards. This year I toned it down some.
Merry Christmas!!

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to the husband. I bought him a tshirt from one of his
favorite places. McClards BBQ.

Belly Shots Week 27

27 Weeks 1 Day!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A couple of things I got today

I found this site today called Bows 4 my 4 girls
I was able to buy a few things on sale. Plus I was a new customer so I got a new customer $5 off coupon.

Then I found the cutest little stickers today. They are for each month. Can't wait to use them! Let me just tell you they had tons to offer but I finally settled on these.

Don't worry, plenty of pictures to come in the near future in both of these little deals I got today!

We decided on a name!

This name is a family name or should I say family names. Daniel's mom is Mary and my grandmother is Helen so we put the two together.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Swatches Arrived

The swatches to the bedding I want arrived yesterday. I am almost certain this is it. The top part is the sheets and the bottom part is the comforter and dust ruffle. I still really like it. My goal is to order the first of January.

I'm still working on a few other things such as some block letter for baby girls room. I'm still trying to decide if I want to make them myself or order them. Will see.



Here is a picture of baby girl. She is doing good. She measured almost 3 lbs. YIKES, we might have a chunky thing on our hands. She is going great though. We tried and tried to get her to give us a good shot but it didn't work. This was one of her legs that we got. Best we could do!
I will be 27 weeks tomorrow.
I go back every 2 weeks now. Doc says one more week till the 3rd Tri. Whatever. I have pretty much made it. Some reports say this week, but it doesn't matter to me. I'm just happy to of made it this far without any complications.

I hope to take a photo of our Christmas card tonight so I can post that. I just keep forgetting.




























Monday, December 20, 2010

Just a few more days

Wow, even though this is my last week of work for a few weeks, it is still rather busy.
All the holiday parties are winding down. I of course still have family stuff and two birthdays but other than that, life seems to be slowing down. Yesterday all I did was go to church. The remainder of the day I spent laying on the couch, snoozing and resting. Man was it good.

This week though I have the following on my agenda:
Monday: I work a normal day today and then I must begin wrapping presents. I have all of them bought but I must get some things wrapped.

Tuesday: Work. We also have another Dr.'s appointment. We will be measuring baby again. I'm scared to step on the scale, but excited to see our little girl. She's been very active the last few weeks. We might just have a future dancer or soccer player on our hands! Then Tuesday night we are having dinner with friends. More on that later.

Wednesday: My last day of work I hope. I plan on taking Thursday off but I haven't officially told them yet. I must do that today! Then that night the husband and I have plans to have dinner and see True Grit. Thursday is the hubs birthday so we are celebrating Wednesday night due to our Thursday plans.

Thursday: The husbands birthday and Christmas/Birthday Party and my inlaws.

Friday: Christmas Eve and I have lots to do. Cooking at my moms, playing with my little nephew who is almost 3 months old, attending my dads Christmas Eve musical at his church and our traditional taco dinner feast at my moms afterwards.

Saturday: Christmas at my mom and dads! It usually turns into an all day affair. We start with breakfast, then presents, then lunch, etc. With a family of 5 siblings plus 5 grandkids it can take a few hours to unwrap gifts. We love it that way though.

Sunday: REST! Maybe hitting up a few half off sales.

All the while, we plan on working on the new baby's room over the break. Yesterday we did a little shopping for curtains, a new rug and a few other items. So far we haven't found exactly what we wanted so we decided to wait on that.

I'm sure I'll come back with an updated post from the Dr and a few other things but if not, Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Officially purchased a few big baby items

So the last few weeks the husband and even my mom have spent several hours looking at multiple locations for baby furniture. We've even gone multiple places 2 or 3 times to look.

Anyhow, I was beginning to feel slightly frustrated because for one I couldn't find anything in person and two the black cribs are few and far between.

So here is the crib and dresser we finally found. In the end we went with the Espresso color because I couldn't find a black crib/dresser I liked. So here is what we bought from Babies R Us. So this week a friend of mine recommended a glider chair to me. She bought one when her son was born so I thought I would at least check it out. Can't hurt. I found it online and literally jumped for joy. It was the first glider I had seen that I actually LIKE. I mean I have liked others but not this kind of like. So, I found a dealer in the town over from us and BAM, hubs is going today to buy it! Will take 4-6 weeks though to arrive. Oh well, that is purchased and MIL bought it. Even better! So here it is:
So I am very excited to have these items purchased! All we do now is wait on them to arrive. Husband took off the week after Christmas so we have big plans to work on some assembly of a few of these.

The baby's room is coming together!






Tuesday, December 14, 2010

99 Days and counting

Well as of today baby girl should be here in around 99 days!

Today I started making a "To-Do" list. I feel like I need to begin scratching things now. I mean I've already listed 20 items on it and that took all of about 2-3 min.

Yes, I am a list maker. Without my lists to check off I'll forget so many things.

This week is almost half over meaning my busy week is almost half over. I'm grateful for that. Tomorrow is my only free day this week and we are heading to dinner with my sister and BIL and then doing a little more glider looking. Still trying to narrow down all my decisions before registering begins.

My first shower isn't scheduled yet, but we are currently working on a few dates. Wow, this baby is gonna be here before I know it. It is scary and exciting all at the same time.

Today I also requested a few samples of the bedding I think I'm purchasing. I hope I like it when it arrives! If I do, I'm planning on purchasing it ASAP.
I want it here so I can begin putting this room together.

Tomorrow I'll be 26 weeks.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Odds and Ends

So this is a really random blog post today so I think I'll do bullet points:
  • My Christmas Shopping is complete. I lack donating a little money but for the most part I am FINISHED! All I need to do now is wrap those suckers and I'll be ready for the 25th.
  • I worked Bethlehem again last night. I am pooped. This weekend though I am busy too. Helping my sister, attending a shower, then making cookies for our small group project, etc. Shew, it'll be a busy one.
  • Next week I work at least 5 nights. Man, I hope I make it. If I can just make it to December 19 I am pretty much smooth sailing till Winter Break.
  • Baby Girl is doing great. She is growing. In fact, she weighs around 2 lbs now. She is around the size of an eggplant. Seems crazy that all of a sudden we are growing bigger and bigger. Including my stomach.
  • I am planning on taking some photos. I just need to find the time to do it. Plus look cute, plus have the hubby home so he can take it, etc. etc. etc.
  • Only 9 more working days and my vacation begins. So looking forward to being off and at home!
  • I think my sinuses are officially worked up. They have been off and on all year. I think I've been to the Dr maybe 3 times with a sinus infection. I need to go now but I'm just avoiding it. It is enough to be annoying, but honestly with being pregnant, I don't really want to take anything for it. I'm just hoping it will eventually go away. Ha!
  • I think that is all for now......

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Bethlehem Begins Tonight

Tonight is the annual Bethlehem Revisited at church.

Last year I worked in the candle shop and this year I am doing the same.
The hubs is taking part in some of the drama and this year he is a wise man. Last year he was a Shepherd. Anyhow, everyone should see this at least once.
As I'm typing this, baby girl is moving and kicking all around.
25 weeks today!
I promise to post belly pics soon!




Monday, December 6, 2010

Hubs felt the baby move

Last week we were watching the Bball HOGS on TV. We were watching and baby girl was very active. So I told the hubs to put his hand on my belly. Sure enough he felt her move. What a moment. So neat. We both commented how funny it was that he felt her move for the first time during a Razorback Game!

Speaking of Razorbacks. They made it to a BCS game! Woohoo. The Razorbacks are taking on Ohio State at the Sugar Bowl in January. Woo Pig!

Things are going good, I'm just staying SUPER busy right now. I worked 3 nights last week and this week I work at least that if not more. It will be worth it in a few weeks. I just gotta make it to vacation!

Yesterday leaving Sunday School I fell. Man did it really hurt my pride. I was so embarrassed. I wasn't hurt, I went right down on my knees, so baby wasn't hurt at all. It just hurt my pride. When we left church I was telling the husband about it and I all of a sudden busted in tears. I guess it is hormones but gee, I cried all the way home. Then cried again when I told my mom about it. Needless to say, I think part of my problem was exhaustion.
I went home and took a 2 hour nap.

25 weeks on Wednesday......I'm almost to the 3rd Tri! Woohoo!

13 more days of work.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

24 Weeks, Vacation, Holiday, Christening and Baby's Room

Shew, yes, I have a giant title because I have so many things to cover.

First of all, I hit 24 weeks tomorrow. Hello 6 months! We had a Dr.'s appointment last week and baby is doing good. He confirmed again it was a girl. He said his % was even higher than 90 this time. So now I feel better about buying her stuff. I have another appointment right before Christmas. I still can't believe I am this far along already.

The belly comments have started coming. I knew they would but I keep hearing them more often these days.

Vacation was good but I spent too much time traveling and no time resting. We painted the nursery, went out of town for a few days, then out of town for Thanksgiving, then I flew to Houston for a christening, then drove home! Shew. Busy, busy, busy. I'm already thinking that Christmas Vacation will be spent AT HOME!
Here is a picture of the finished baby's room. Yes we went with RED and Yes it was ALL MY IDEA. Husband agreed but it wasn't due to the Razorbacks. I've always been a fan of red. More pics to come once we have furniture and bedding.
Here are a few pictures from the christening! I am now the godmother to my nephew Jax. Yes, that is an honor. We aren't Catholic but my sister's husband and family are. I was honored to be asked. You will see me in the red dress. The first picture is my sister Janna and husband holding baby Jax. Then myself and the godfather. Hello, look at my belly!
This is me holding him during the ceremony.
The holiday was just the same as always. Lunch at MIL's. This year we celebrated 2 weeks early at my moms due to baby christening and my parents going out of town. It worked out fine.

Oh and last but not least. On the way home from the christening I got the stomach virus! Booo! It wasn't fun! That was Sunday and today is the first day I've actually eaten something outside of rice or crackers.

I've decided I need a vacation from my vacation.

Friday, November 12, 2010

First Baby gift arrived by mail

My cousin Heather sent these adorable outfits to our baby girl today.
So cute.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

21 weeks

So I hit 21 weeks yesterday. It is crazy how fast the baby is growing. We were the size of a banana last week and this week...Spaghetti Squash. EEK, I bet she gained several ounces this week. On average our baby weighs around 1 lb now. Crazy. I read something the other day that said go to Walmart and pick up a 1 lb bag of powdered sugar I think it said and that was equivalent to how much the baby currently weighed. Ahhh. I'm trying it tonight when I go grocery shopping.

I took a photo a few weeks ago when I was a little over 19 weeks. It isn't a great photo, but it gives you an idea that I am growing!! This is it:
This weekend I am heading out of town for a big shopping weekend to celebrate a birthday of a friend of mine. I have gone and printed off several coupons for some stores such as Gap, Carters, etc. I'm hoping to do a little clearance shopping for baby girl this summer. Will see how that goes. Momma could use another pair of maternity jeans but other than that I am ok on stuff. May buy a few Christmas presents if I see something.
Mostly I'm just going for fun!!! We plan on eating at Cantina Laredo...YUM! They have the best homemade guacamole EVER! Plus I love the tortilla soup they have.

Only 6 more days of work and I'm off for an entire week. We get the entire week of Thanksgiving here. I love it and can't wait to have my first ENTIRE week off! I love working for a college!
In a few more weeks I'll turn around again and get almost 2 weeks off! Woohoo! Can't wait.

Happy Veterans Day!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Weekend of cleaning

So my house is in desperate need of some attention. My bedroom and closet are my big projects this weekend. I am actually looking forward to tackling those. I am also going to do some sweeping and mopping. Man I can't wait.

No big Halloween plans for us. As a child I didn't celebrate so I have pretty much just carried that on since being married. We are going to a church gathering Sunday night but that is all.

So I started my Christmas Shopping this week! I have almost finished 4 gifts. Woohoo! 3 are finished and I'm still waiting on one other thing to finish off gift #4. I can't wait to have that behind me. Then several days ago I picked out my stamp from Stampin Up for my homemade Christmas Cards. Then I even hit up Hobby Lobby during the 50% off paper sale. I bought all my paper and then (Best Part) took it over to a local printing shop and they cut the sizes I needed in the paper!!! Oh man, my sister turned me on to this last year and I love it! Another thing is it only cost me $2.50 to have over 100 sheet of paper cut into 3 different sizes!
So paper is bought, cut and half of it glued. Other half will be glued once I stamp it.
Shew, I'm glad to have that much accomplished already. I'll post pictures of the card once I'm finished. This year I've cut my list down to 60. I normally send out 80-90.

Baby Girl is doing good. Last night was the first night I've "really" felt any movement! It was neat. Daniel tried to come over and feel too, but I think it's too soon for that! He said he is ready for her to start kicking. NICE!!!

Happy Weekend......

I'm off to the paint store to pick up a sample of the color I think I'm going to paint the babies room!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

19 Weeks

Today I am 19 weeks. That means I am almost half way to having this baby. WOW, I've got tons of stuff to do.

We haven't even started the babies room yet. We have it cleaned out, but I've got to repaint, order furniture, find bedding, etc.

So this is a glance at what I like. The only change will be Red trim instead of pink.
I keep trying to post the picture of it, but it only shows mostly the bed so you'll have to click on the link above.

Please let me know your thoughts......

We also got our results back from our quad screening. Everything came out negative! Thank you God for answering our prayers.

Happy Hump Day!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Husbands office

So Friday the husband took off to attend our gender appointment with
me He came back into his office this morning to this!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Bring on the Pink....Red!

We are having a girl! Our Dr. confirmed today at my 18 week appointment. He said he was 90% certain! I sure hope so.

I like PINK but we plan on doing lots of red instead.

We are still not 100% on the name yet. We think we are, so I'll share that sooner or later.

We are just happy that she looked healthy and that she is measuring at the right places!

Woohoo for Girls!

Monday, October 18, 2010

17 weeks 5 days

So I hit 17 weeks last Wednesday. My blogging skills are obviously not top priority right now.

We've had a very busy few weeks at work and I'm not sure when it will slow down.

Wednesday I hit 18 weeks and on Friday we are finding out the sex of the baby.
We've been waiting for this since the day we found out. Honestly I look back and think it took forever to get here, but honestly is hasn't been that bad.
We are so excited to see and hear what this baby will be. Very excited can you tell.
On Friday I plan on taking another photo of myself, so I'll post the good news along with a photo soon!

I am also excited that Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner! I love this time of year!!!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Garage Sale plus hog game

Shew, what a busy week I have had.

Went to next town over twice this week to visit new baby. Didn't take anymore photos last night though.
Then my grandmother isn't doing good and was put in the hospital. Looks like she'll be okay but still.
Then, tomorrow is the big garage sale. When I say big, I mean big for us, but tiny for most. I have a few furniture pieces, books, decorator items, scrapbooking stuff etc, but that is it.
I'm hoping they all sale. I have already sold one item and someone else told me they wanted another one of my items. WOOT!! I love to sale stuff to people!! Especially when it means decluttering my house!!

This is our first big step in getting the babies room ready. We knew we had to get rid of stuff first so we've been cleaning out and putting things in a "garage sale stack". The next big step is having the sale. Once that is over we have some cleaning of the room we want to do such as vacuuming, cleaning baseboards etc.

We decided we wouldn't paint the room. Our house is painted all neutral colors and we opted to leave it that way for resale purposes. So once the room is clean we are ready to begin our search for baby stuff!

I turned 16 weeks on Wed. I feel pretty good. Just ready for 2 weeks from today! I should know the sex!! Can't wait for that!

Oh and the Hog game is this weekend! We are playing TX A&M in Dallas. It is on TV so on Saturday at 2:30 I'll be watching the game and probably snoozing from the early morning garage sale! Go Hogs!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

16 weeks

So today I hit 16 weeks. Wow!!!!
Baby is the size of an avocado.

This weekend we are gearing up for a "get ready for baby" garage sale!

As soon as we get the garage sale taken care of we plan on starting
the baby furniture purchases.

Jessica
Sent from my iPhone

Visit with Jax

Another sweet picture of me holding baby Jax!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Another photo of baby Jax

I bought baby Jax this onesie before he was born. So cute! Go Cowboys!

I'm an aunt again

My 5th nephew was born last week. Here is baby Jax along with some of
my family and my other nephews.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Naval Orange/Avocado

So I've been tracking my pregnancy size based on the size of food. Yes, I know, crazy.

Anyhow, I visit two sites for this. One is always ahead of the other so I never really know exactly what size I am.

This week we are the size of an orange and an avocado. YUM, both sound good. Ha!

I am feeling pretty darn good. Last night I hit up Old Navy because sale stuff is an additional 30% off. WOOT for that, I picked up 2 maternity sweaters. I think I may go back at lunch for another one. They are too cute to pass up and they were only $10. I love a good steal.

Tonight the Conway Wampus Cats which are 4-0 are taking on North Little Rock. Woot for High School Football! I think I'm going to the game. Haven't officially decided yet.

Tomorrow though the hubs and I have a birthday party to attend and dinner with friends. NOTHING ELSE!!! I love off weekends! We are also preparing for a garage sale next Saturday so I'm sure we'll do a little of that this weekend.

I am promising from here on out more belly photos. I need to do it for my future child. I don't want he or she to have no pictures of mommy carrying baby!

21 days till we find out!!!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

15 weeks 1 day

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Little Rock Game=Miserable

I snatched a photo while at the game Saturday. I was actually under
the bleachers trying to cool off. It was so hot and the sun was
blazing on us. Not too mention we sat by the students. It was crowded
and some of them had been partaking in a few etc. It was just not fun!
Oh and someone threw up by me. Hello I am very sensitive to smells
these days.
Again. MISERABLE!!

As for baby news. I hit 13 weeks today!!
Next Dr appointment is on Friday. Woohoo!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Lime and then Peach



WOWZERS!

We went from a Lime to a Peach! I am turning into such a bad blogger!

I hope to post some pics of me soon!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Sale

On Saturday I attended my first big baby sale. (Big Childrens
Consignment Sale)
I was looking for furniture but instead I purchased 3 maternity outfits.
I am going back tonight for the half price sale. Hoping to score a few
more maternity items.

Friday, August 27, 2010

So my blogger is messing up!

That was a prune. That is the current size of our little baby at 10
weeks!

We went from a poppy seed to blueberries and raspberries to olives and
now we are the size of a prune!!

I am due March 23.

Thanks for all the congrats! We are very excited.

Jessica
Sent from my iPhone

What is this?

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Monday, August 2, 2010

Loving cherries this time of year

Long time. No post!

As I type this I am enjoying some nice cherries. Yum!

This weekend the hubs and I went to St. Louis to see the Cards play!
Fun times. We also went to the Zoo. They have a great zoo. Makes LR
look even worse.

I am pretty wiped out today. In fact I'm looking forward to going home
and crashing. Gor the last 2 weeks I've been doing early morning
workouts. Needless to say this morning I didn't get it done but I hope
to resume tomorrow.

The new job is going great. I am loving the short commute.
I am trying hard to get my office decorated. School starts in 2 weeks
or so. I really hope to have it finished by then.

I'm off to finish these cherries.

Jessica
Sent from my iPhone

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Got hit yesterday

As I was leaving my house at lunch a giant 16 wheeler truck that I was
behind decided to back up because he wasn't going to clear the curb.
The fork lift on the back of his truck got me. Luckly it was the fork
lifts tire that did the damage.

Normally I don't drive the jeep but with the new job it is my only
option. The hubs was a little sad I think. This is his baby.

The good news is we should be able to get it fixed without us paying a
thing.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Loving this new schedule

New job is going great!

I am beginning to understand my job as each day progresses. Not that I
didn't know what I would be doing, but figuring out the process.

I am loving the schedule! I wake up about 6:00 or 6:15 and I read my
bible, eat breakfast, put on a load of laundry, etc. This morning I
worked out at home!
Tomorrow I'm thinking I might even try and run.

Yesterday I ran errands at lunch and today I came home and prepped
dinner.
WOW! I feel so productive with the new job schedule!

My first event to help with is Friday! Wish me luck.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Best Ice Cream ever

I wish I has more photo's so I could show you how they make this ice
cream. They use what looks like a drill to mix it up. It puts marble
slab to shame. Another one of our stops when we visit.
Spill the Beans-Greenville, SC

Strossner's

This is by far one of the best little bakeries ever. As you can tell
by the pictures below.
They have probably the second best pimento cheese I've ever had. My
moms ranks #1!
Everytime we come to Greenville we make a quick stop.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Smoky Mountains and Blue Ridge Parkway

Here are a few quick pictures of our journey today. The pictures
aren't great but the scenary was beautiful.