Month: May 2008

What will she be?

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Remember awhile back I mentioned that we found out at Belle’s 6 month well baby check up that she is a genius. Well, I may have been exaggerating just a little. What the doctor did say was that she had the hand dexterity of a 9 month old. Pretty much the same thing as saying she’s a genius don’t ya think? That’s what I thought too.

So we’ve been wondering, considering her amazing dexterity skills, what she might want to be when she grows up.


Perhaps she’ll take after her daddy and work with computers?

Or maybe she’ll be a cowboy. You need good hand dexterity to be a cowboy don’t you?

No no no, I’m sure she’ll be a boat captain. She’s loving it already!

Or maybe she’ll give Takeru Kobayashi a run for his money and be the next world record eater.

Oh, I like this one. She’s going to be a famous singer/songwriter.

Whatever she decides to do with those amazing hands of hers we pray that she does it to glorify Jesus. And until she’s all grown up I’ll cherish every day and wish that she could just stay a little girl forever.

I hope you’re sitting down

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I don’t even know how to say it…

I know, just spit it out…

I’m kinda speechless so it’s really hard…

I can’t believe it…

It was so unexpected…

Ok here goes…



5 Things

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Awhile back Jen tagged me on a meme to describe myself in 6 words. Well, I’m still working on that. I promise I haven’t forgot Jen, it’s just hard! But the other day MammaRazzi tagged me on this one and it’s a little easier (not much).

I’m kinda breaking the rules a little. I’m suppose to tag 5 people at the end but I’m sorry people my brain just isn’t working very good lately. So if you read this please consider yourself tagged and let me know if you do it so I can read yours. Enjoy!

What were you doing 5 years ago?
1. Realizing that getting married didn’t solve all my problems.
2. Spending lots of weekends at my parents place on the river, same as we do now.
3. Getting ready to watch Lance win the Tour de France again!
4. Wondering if Hubby would ever agree to have kids with me.
5. Regretting past choices and thinking that I would never have peace again.

What are five things to do on your to do list for the day?
1. Vacuum
2. Finish the laundry
3. Remind my husband kindly to mow the lawn
4. Mail the bills that I paid yesterday
5. Read my bible

What are five snacks you enjoy?
1. Not alot lately so I’m only going to list four
2. Plain chips and french onion dip, unfortunately I’m still craving that
3. Cherries
4. Popcorn
5. Ice cream

What five things would you do if you were a billionaire?
1. Pay off our debt
2. Give away a bunch of money to my family
3. Open a retreat center and buy a ranch
4. Travel around the world with Hubby and kiddos
5. Adopt alot of kiddos and give alot away to adoption agencies

What are five of your bad habits?
1. Eating 🙂
2. Not putting laundry away after it’s washed
3. Shopping when I’m upset
4. Not making supper when I’m tired
5. Picking my toenails (ick :-))

What are five jobs you have had?
1. Dairy Queen worker
2. Customer Service desk at Alco Discount Store
3. Call center Assistant Manager and Training Manager
4. Cashier at Blockbuster Video
5. Job Service Representative

What five people do you want to tag?
1. You
2. You
3. You
4. You
5. and You!

Do I dare?

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I’ve wondered if I should post pictures of myself as I grow over the next seven months or so. I decided that I’ve already inflicted you with lots of pain on this blog so why not some more!

Now before you go screaming and running from the room let me assure you that I will only post pictures once a month or so at the most so there won’t be too many “shock and awe” moments.

Before I show you my 10 week photo, which is basically the same as my “before pregnancy” photo I’ll show you how loving and supportive my husband is.

Here Hubby is at 10 weeks pregnant.

And here’s what Hubby will look like when he’s 9 months pregnant.

Oh the love, it flows around here like molasses.

Ok, on to the good stuff. Here I am at 10 weeks or before little Pip starts to show.

Let me tell ya, I love myself and all but it’s the most ickiest thing to look at a profile of yourself. Thank goodness I have no problem blaming everything (my cravings, my lack of figure, etc, etc) on this pregnancy!

I tried to get a picture of me laying down so you can really see that there’s no baby bump, just food bump. But this is all I could get:

LOL! That picture makes me laugh. We’ll try to do better next time.

As of today I am 11 weeks 4 days along. Some books I’ve read say I’m already in my 2nd trimester but I thought it was 12 weeks? Any experts out there? I have my next doctor appointment next Wednesday and at that time I’ll be 12 week 6 days so I’m hoping I’ll be able to hear the heartbeat. Maybe it’ll still be too early?

Every day continues to be different in how I feel. Like today, I want to die. Lately there have been more “die” days than anything. So much for feeling better. I haven’t had much of an appetite either which is probably why I still haven’t gained a pound. I suppose it makes sense though. Before little Pip I could eat with the big boys.. and I did! But now I’m not eating as much and when I do I eat smaller, healthier meals. Although Hubby teases me that I eat all the time. I guess I do eat alot of snacks, probably every 2-3 hours I’m eating something but it’s either that or be sick in bed.

I’m still struggling in the clothes department because my regular size clothes are all a little too snug. I bought a few pants one size up but they are too big. I guess it’s better to have them be too loose than too tight but I certainly don’t feel very fashionable. I can’t wait til I can buy some maternity clothes that actually fit good.

Although I don’t feel extremely tired during the day by 9:00 pm I’m ready to die. I hit the bed as soon as Angel goes to sleep, about 9:30 and I’m out. Until she wakes up or I have to pee that is. Most days I’ve been sneaking in a nap too so I think that really helps.

Oh oh oh. I forgot to tell you. I threw up! My first pregnancy throw up! Hee hee. I won’t go into details. I’m glad I got to experience it but hopefully it’s my last! 🙂