Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The White Halloween

So... why am I at work?  I'm not really sure. Everyone else has to school, and "I'll work from home" but I don't have work to do at work, so how would I bring it home. Shoulda stayed in bed.

It snowed. Weird. Since it only "dusted" twice, maybe last year for the whole winter. And here we are, October, and it's snowing. And sticking. Enough to cancel school. Except not really that bad cause they cancel school for all kinds of stuff. And I was such a pessimist about it snowing. There's no way, it won't last thru til morning, it will melt if it even happens. Nope. Still going strong when we left for work at 9am. I hope this is a preview of the rest of the season. Chris just stopped working last week, and how nice if in the next few weeks he's back at it, just plowing snow, instead of cutting grass. None of this no work for 4 months junk. Please ! It'd be such a blessing. I'd love to ya know, save money, since ya know, we're having a new person to feed, clothe, keep warm, have toys and all the cute stuff babies need, or don't need. So fingers crossed people.

And more happy notes. So, we have the smallest one bedroom ever, right? We've been in this small old one bedroom for... 2 years and 3 months. That's the longest I've lived anywhere since the house in NJ I lived in for 5 years. I was 17. Let that sink in. I'm 26. 10 years. So I'm dying. Seriously. A little part of me is dying in this dinky apartment. It's cheap. That's about it. I want white walls, a dishwasher, washer and dryer, even just the hook up for it. I'll go find my own W/D just let me have the hook up ! Well, since the thought of having an addition in May, I've been pushing more than normal to find something and get Chris on the wagon to find a two bedroom. He's fine, honestly, staying in our teeny tiny apartment until we leave NEXT May. Right... only if you want be to go on a shooting spree. Just the two of us barely fit in that dang apartment, let alone another human and all the things babies require. So... I will be moving out, with or without Chris. But hopefully with him. So here's my happy miracle. My coworker from my first job at Marshall is incredible and has a house she just bought in E. Pea Ridge (basically anyone with the last name Perry lives there so it's a good area for family) and it's a 2 bedroom yellow easter house that she's not really going to use. Just needs the address. So it's going to be empty. For a long time. And she thought of us. Cause she's amazing. So she offered it to me and said we can talk it over, look it over, etc etc and see what we think. I'm like LETS DO THIS since I NEED two bedrooms. And this would make it happen. And it satisfies Chris' desire to still have a ridiculously cheap 2 bedroom since she said we can just pay her the same rent we've been paying. Cause any money is better than no money she'd get if no one was there. Oh word? I'm pretty excited. We went and looked at it last week, but only the outside. Someone lives there. It was weird. So I can't wait to see inside. And decide. That's our only hesitation, which I don't even know if its a deal breaker. As long as its not dying inside I guess... Whatever. I'm excited. So so so EXCITED. I was seriously in tears when I got off the phone. This helps in more ways than Paula would ever know ! So if you read this Paula, YOU ARE AWESOME !

So happy day ! I probably should let her know we're interested. I haven't talked to her since last week... Eh, maybe she'll see this :]

 What else. We had this awesome "Fall Ball" last week at church. It was awesome. I wish I had been more involved but I was dying. It turned out so awesome and so much fun. Here, have some pictures!

I love these !

It was fun. And now, my weekly baby update !

How far along? 12 weeks 
Total weight gain: I don't think any. Angel's scale is actually less than the doctors. So... 0? -3?
Maternity clothes? not yet. But stretchy pants are sounding nice. These jeans today are a little tight
Stretch marks? nothing new
Sleep: I love sleep. I sleep well. Until I wake up and have to pee. 
Best moment this week: Denae commenting on my new assets ;]
Miss Anything? Sushi. It's everywhere. And not being nauseous
Movement: nope
Food cravings: i hate cravings, cause i get what I want, and its not as good as i want it to be !
Anything making you queasy or sick: same strong smells. especially when my tummy is empty. 
Gender: still saying girl
Labor Signs: no way. this question should disappear. its scary
Symptoms: throwing up every now and then, starting to go away. now its constant headaches. 
Belly Button in or out? in
Wedding rings on or off? On still
Happy or Moody most of the time: frustrated. 
Looking forward to: seeing and hearing my baby in two days at our first ultrasound !!

Oh, and I just want a second to gloat, and not to diminish anyone else's pregnancy woes, cause I've had it pretty easy and I don't deny that. But come see me if you've ever had to do mouse surgery while pregnant. In the 1st trimester, before you're morning sickness goes away. :p It was horrible. But I did it. And hopefully next time, my tummy will be more stable so I don't run to the bathroom in between. #pregnancywin


  1. so happy for you :):):):):):):):):) I will begrudgingly hope for snow this winter so you guys and have money. I will do it for you. I will not be happy about it. But you're pretty special and I love babies.

  2. Wow! If that isn't an answer to prayers! That is amazing! And I had horrid headaches with Braden's pregnancy. The only thing that helped...2 dark dove chocolates (the squares not a big bar..though that couldn't have hurt I'm sure!) and a diet coke every morning. And make sure you are drinking enough water. My OB actually told me to. When I asked her about the headaches she asked me about water-when I told her I drank tons every day she asked if I had stopped drinking caffeine. I told her I rarely drink and she said "well maybe you should start." So I took that and ran with it. :) I added the chocolate on my own and now swear by the mixture to cure any headache ever and it works 99.9% of the time!


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