Wednesday, December 30, 2009

6 Weeks

How far along? 6 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: Up 3 lbs. total./Up 1.5 lbs from last week (Damn holidays)
Maternity clothes? Officially wearing the Be-Band with jeans
Sleep: Insomnia seems to be going away and I am sleeping through the night again. Except when the pee fairy visits.
Best moment this week: Telling Bug's parents and family.
Symptoms: The morning sickness kick in as of today. Running to the bathroom all the time and still so tired.
The only movement I feel is gas.
Belly Button: Still a cave and still pierced.
Attitude: I have a very positive attitude, just pissed about what I learned about my maternity benefits.
Food cravings: None
Food aversions:
Almost everything..can't eat much right now.
Gender: Feeling like it is a boy. That is what both gender predictors say as well. My mom thinks it is twins - one girl and one boy.
Labor Signs: Noooo
What I miss: Having lots of energy and eating what I want
What I am looking forward to: Hearing the heartbeat.
Weekly Wisdom: Small frequent meals are best
Milestones: We have reached six weeks and Munckie's heart is beating.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Aren't I terrible, I have not written in this blog in almost a week. Bad, bad blogger. Anyways.. It was quite an eventful week, hence why I could not get to a computer. Here is a rundown of my life over the past week.

Wednesday - We hopped in the truck to start the long trek to NY. The 9 1/2 hour trip took us just under 12 hours. Why? Because some disgruntled citizen of Whythville, NC decided to strap a bomb to himself and threaten a post office. Traffic was being diverted everywhere and we sat in traffic for hours. What could have happened in this man's life to make him do something like this the day before Christmas Eve?

After the 8th or 9th hour I began to get so uncomfortable. You would have thought I was 5 months pregnant instead of 5 weeks. Back pain, tremendous cramps and the round ligament pain kicked in full force. I was beginning to think something was wrong with Munckie because of how crampy and horrible I felt. Bottom line - Munckie is still good.

We put a shirt on Colby that said Big Brother. It took them over ten minutes to see it and understand it.

Thursday - Christmas Eve was nice. I spent all day cooking, baking & eating with my MIL. Unfortunately I was on my feet all day which gave me some seriously swollen ankles, but more on that later. Bug waited until his entire extended family arrived at the house and then jumped on the couch to make an announcement. (Totally unlike him if you have ever met him. He was just so excited) He clanged a spoon against his glass and told everyone that we are going to have a baby. There were lots of "ooh's" and "aahh's" and then two seconds later it hit his Grama and there was a loud "WOW". It was really cute.

Friday - We woke up bright and early (six am) to give Colby his gifts and exchange with each other. Bug gave me an "Our First Baby" Christmas ornament, Belly Laughs by Jennie McCarthy, candy, a few things for the baby, chocolate and one more surprise gift to come. He loved his gifts as well. Around 7:30, we opened gifts with MIL & FIL and had breakfast. When we were done we drove to NJ to be with my family. After breakfast, we exchanged gifts. Man are we spoiled. After all Christmas gifts had been opened, my mom gave me a bag of maternity clothes, B-Band, "What to expect", and lotions for the belly. It was really nice and yes, already wearing the B-Band.

The rest of Christmas was spent with my extended family. Everyone started referring to me as "Mom", which I kinda loved. The ankles were huge again. Not sure if I am eating too much salt or just on my feet too much. Who knows.

Saturday - My mother, sister and I went to the movies to see "The Blind Side". It was a very inspirational movie. Brought a few tears to my eyes. Later that evening, we all went out to dinner at one of our favorite local Bar/Restaurants. It was great and nice to just kick back after all of the Holiday Hullabaloo.

Sunday and Monday were spent driving home and relaxing. The drive home was not as bad as the drive up and I was even able to get comfortable. Bug needed a day of rest after all of the driving so it was very convenient that he had Monday off.

Overall it was a great "First Married" Christmas and very nice to see both sides of the family to share our news.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

5 Weeks

Today lil Munckie is 5 weeks growing. Picture is coming when I get my camera back tomorrow.

How far along? 5 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: Down a 1/2 pound from last week. Up 1.5 lbs. overall.
Maternity clothes? No, but after the bloat, can't really wear regular jeans anymore. I see a B Band in my near future.
Sleep: Exhausted, napping during the day, going to bed early and for some reason, always up by 7:30.
Best moment this week: Telling my family. They are all so excited. My Dad calls me every day to see how I am feeling.
Symptoms: Slight morning sickness, still gassy, tired.
Movement: Nothing unless you count the swirls in the tummy
Belly Button: Still an innie by far. What to do with the Belly Button ring?
Attitude: Nervous as so many girls are leaving the August board due to miscarrying. Still excited.
Food cravings: Fruit
Food aversions: Ranch dressing : (
Gender: Thinking it is a boy
Labor Signs: Negative
What I miss: Going to my gym classes without a care
What I am looking forward to: Our first appointment in 2 weeks
Weekly Wisdom: Not every cramp means something bad is happening
Out of the time period where "chemical pregnancys" usually occur.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Measuring Munckie

Munckie is sooo tiny. About the size of a poppy seed. Our little poppy seed is finding comfort in it's new home and we are praying that it plans on sticking around for another 8 months or so.

Love our lil poppy seed!

Monday, December 21, 2009

My First Blowout

When I buy jeans, I buy them so they are a close fit in the waist. I would prefer a little extra room, however if I buy the next size up, the butt sags. You see, I have a ridiculously proportioned body. My waist is the equivalent to a Large, but my butt could be a medium, if not a small. I have no ass, which is really unflattering.

Due to the fact that I am just about five weeks pregnant, the bloat is kicking in and making things feel more snug. Even my sweats leave a bit of an elastic indentation in my skin.

Tonight, Bug took me out to get fried pickles, as per the little Munckie's Request. It was the first time I tried to put on jeans in about a week and a half. They were tiiiiiight. Like, lay-down-to-zip-'em-up tight. Oh, the muffintop.

After the appetizer, I felt my button literally blow out of the loop. It was pretty dramatic and I was embarrassed. Luckily my sweatshirt covered it. By the time we were finished with the main course, the zipper had come down on its own.

When we got home, I dropped the draws and low and behold, I had an indentation of a zipper on my lower abdomen. So hott.

While I will not purchase maternity clothes as early as five weeks, I think it is time for a belly band, so that I can still wear my clothes.. Ugh, wonder if it is too late to write a quick letter to Santa..

Friday, December 18, 2009

No Bueno

My doctor told me that I could continue my exercise routine of 4 days a week; 2 at Zumba and 2 at cardio kickboxing. Her only remark was to keep my blood pressure below 140. A lot of people say this is outdated data, but her reasoning makes perfect sense to me. She says a baby's heart rate is already very fast. As my heart rate increases, so does the baby's. If mine gets too high, it could be detrimental - makes sense to me.

Last night was my first class in over a week. Also the first one after my BFP. During the warm up I was A-OK. When we got to cardio, I was concerned, but still felt good so I kept going. When it came time to hit the bags, I began to get cramps. I slowed down, backed off and just marched in place for a while, trying to calm down. It was more of a discomfort than anything else - I am sure it was my bodies way of saying "WTF - I am working for two hearts now so chill out."

For the rest of the night, I had similar cramping. Whenever I coughed, I would get a nasty pain in the center of my ute. Not very pleasant. I was really concerned and vowed to speak to the doctor today.

I woke up with no pain or discomfort. Even the pain I had when I coughed had now gone away. I spoke to the doctor anyway and she reiterated what she originally said. She told me if I was cramping, I was pushing too hard.

Monday is my next class. I am going to try to take it even easier. If I have any sign of cramping or discomfort, it will be the end of cardio classes and on to yoga for me.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

My body is swirling

I have some wacky stuff going on today. I feel like my whole abdomen is swirling. Like it is stuck on the tea cup ride and the rest of my body is just hanging out, watching it get dizzy.

I am not exactly experiencing nausea, but the swirls sometimes result in that "too much saliva in my mouth, I know I am going to puke" feeling.

& there is some swirliness going on in the ute that I am assuming is just different changes taking place. They feel more like cramps than anything else and are very minimal.

Let's not forget the lowest part of my abdomen. Something is swirling down below that is making me so gassy and think I have to go to the bathroom like 27 times.

Ah well, I enjoy every second because the end result is totally worth it.

Oh, and my biggest craving today - veggie cream cheese...oooooooo it is so tasty!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

4 Weeks

How far along? 4 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: Up two lbs since I last weighed myself
Maternity clothes? Not yet
Sleep: Too excited to get through a full night, but still doing well
Best moment this week: Our BFP!
Symptoms: Swirly Tummy and GASSY!
Movement: Nothing unless you count the swirls in the tummy
Belly Button: Like a cave
Attitude: So excited
Food cravings: French Fries
Food aversions: None
Gender: ?
Labor Signs: I hope not!
What I miss: Captain Morgan and wine (not together of course)
What I am looking forward to: Our first appointment in 3 weeks
Weekly Wisdom: Still a newb, no wisdom yet
Positive Pregnancy test!

One and a half stripes

After being in NJ, away from Bug and Colbs so long I decided I could not wait another moment to test. I stopped using the bathroom at 4PM yesterday because I was not going to wait until this morning. I was going to test that evening when I landed back in NC.

From 4 PM till midnight when I was able to test, I had more liquids shoved down my throat. Mom was throwin ice tea at me for dinner, Grama was shovin orange juice down my throat when I went to say goodbye. Hell, even the stewardess told me I really needed to drink something otherwise I could get dehydrated. So, 2 sprite's later, I was rocking back and forth on my seat on the plane with my legs crossed.

The surrounding on-lookers were very intrigued. One asked me if I was afraid of flying. Yes, afraid of flying on a full bladder - not recommended!

We got home and I had been starving, so I grabbed a bag of Fritos and let the dog out. I was upstairs, waiting for Bug so I could FINALLY go, when Colby comes trouncing up the stairs in mud. UGG!!! My beige carpets!??!! Oh wait, that is not mud!!! Bug never wipes the dogs feet like I tell him to, so I scream. After a half hour of scrubbing one poopy footprint every two feet of my carpet, it was time.

After going for what seemed like hours, I threw the test on the counter and went to go lay down with Bug and Colby. Three minutes later, Bug, and Me holding Colby went in to investigate. He says, what does one and a half stripes mean??

Ugh, men. It was the test line and then a line about half as dark, but clear as day. He thought they had to be the same darkness. Stripes. Hehe, he cracks me up.

We both went to sit on the bed in absolute shock. We are still in absolute shock. Obviously I did not sleep very well last night. This is going to be a wonderful journey.

Now, who to tell and when?

Monday, December 7, 2009

You are so missed!

Last night, I had a dream about my Pop pop. My Pop was diagnosed with a brain tumor in the summer of '06. He had a successful surgery and it was all removed. He began chemo and radiation treatments. We would take him there wearing a Superman shirt that we bought for him.

He always will be my Superman.

The chemo and radiation made him so weak that he could no longer walk. He lost the battle in March of '07.

My Pop was my best friend. He was a second Father to me. We played sports, went out to lunch, he even bought me my first car. We had a very special bond that will never be replicated. I miss him every day and even though I have pictures, the dreams I have of him every so often are SO much better.

During my dream, my Mom mom went to go pick him up and bring him to mine and Bug's home. When he walked through the door, I ran to him as fast as my legs would take me. I threw open my arms and landed in his. It was the most amazing hug. He was visiting to see our new home and the last thing I remember, he was commenting on our furniture. Then I woke up.

The absolute best part about it was running to him and that great big hug. I miss and love you Pop.

I am taking it as a sign. I do not have dreams about him often, but when I do, good things happen. As I am 5 dpo today, I am taking it as a good sign from him. I love you too, Pop. Te Ammo, XOXO.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

My lil man

It is times like this that it is okay that we do have a little babes yet. Because I got this little guy and he has my undivided attention.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Happy Holiday News

As it turns out, we have found a way to get me to NJ so that I can do my annual shopping trip with my Daddy. I am all smiles today. DH broke down and bought me a plan ticket.

Bonus: while I am up there, my family and I are going into the city and seeing a play!

Here comes Sata Claus!

Today was a day of decorating in this lil house. We got out all of the decorations. Our plan was to decorate outside first in case it got dark. We dragged all of the icicle lights outside and Bug took the extension ladder off of his work truck. We set up the ladder, I climbed halfway to the tallest peak and it was then that I realized that I am not afraid of heights, but I respect them.

The peaks were way too tall to decorate by hand. It just was not going to happen. I thought maybe it would be easier to climb on the roof and lay on my belly to do it by hand instead of on the ladder. Well, pictures of my father freaking out because he is so afraid of heights that when I would clean the gutters, he would tie me to the chimney. SO, I decided against laying on the roof.

We went to Lowe's and discovered a nifty pole that extended and had clips for the lights. It was perfect. We took it home. After 9 hours, hanging out windows, and having more shingle rocks fall in my eyes than necessary, it was finished. & it looked beautiful! We completed the look with Candy Canes down the driveway and some other lights here and there.

I am so excited for the Holiday season! - ran out of time to do the inside, so that will be tomorrows task

Friday, November 27, 2009

Gobble Gobble!

Our first Turkey day was a success. I cooked it all - Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, corn, candied yam balls, string bean casserole, gravy, mac & cheese, biscuits, pumpkin pie & death by chocolate.

We got up early so that we could start the turkey and watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade like we do every year. We had a few mimosas with pomegranate seeds which is our own little Tradition.

We had our friend Doug over and the three of us had a serious feast. Even Colby got his own plate of stuffing and turkey. The tryptophan must have tuckered him out because he dragged his bed into the dining room and collapsed!

After we ate dinner, we went to our friends home for dessert. We stayed there for a few hours, watched the pathetic excuse for the NY Giants and then came home and crashed.

I look forward to doing this again. It was exhausting but totally worth it. Maybe next year we will even have an addition to the fam!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Captain, My Captain

One of upsides of not being pregnant yet? I can drink when I want to. Captain Morgan is my weakness and it can make any day better in about two shots.

Every year since I was about fifteen, my father takes a day off from work and he and I hit the malls running. It is our special "Daddy/Daughter" time and I cherish it. It is our yearly Christmas shopping trip. We start off early, hit Starbucks for some Peppermint Mocha Lattes and then it is off to the mini malls and then the big mall. We always do lunch at Michael's Deli. We even eat the same wraps for cryin out loud. Top it off for dinner with President Margaritas (tequila is my other weakness) and nachos at Chili's.

Today, we pretty much decided that we can not afford for me to fly up for my shopping trip with Dad. I am heartbroken. For me, the Christmas season does not even start until that trip. Plus, none of the stores I usually shop in are down here. My Dad won't let on, but I know he is hurt.

I am mixing a triple. TRIPLE. Captain & Diet Coke with lime. Captain, my captain, how you can put a smile on my face!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Thankful for..

After the weekend we just had, I am happy to say that I am sooo happy that our families get along as well as they do.

I never had a great example of in-laws getting along. As a matter of fact, I had the exact opposite. My mom had an asshat of a brother-in-law (my Dad's brother) and he treats her like crap. My Dad's mom recently told my Dad, in front of my mother, that she always wished she had a daughter. My mom was so hurt by this that it almost made her cry. My mom has been a part of that family for about 35 years. These are just minute examples.

For bug, it was the exact opposite. His Dad's parents and his Mom's parents are great together. They go to each other's family parties and are so chummy when they are all together. They even joke about who arrives first vs. who is late. I love it and I am glad to say that our parents are much closer to option B than option A.

Dinner was at my Mother-in-law's. She is a great cook, so everyone was looking forward to it. My Mom, Dad & sister arrived and it was hugs and kisses all around. It is SO nice to see! Everyone jokes with each other and teases one another. I can't express how happy it made Bug and I to see this.

The only thing that miffed me was that Bug's parents sat at another table in another room with Bug's stepbrother, rather than sitting with my family for dinner. That really got under my skin, as they see them on a semi-daily basis. I did my best to let it go.

Overall, it was a good night.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Weekend with the Familia

This weekend, Bug and I are headed up the coast to see both families. Hopefully, both families will get together for dinner on Saturday. Bug and I always love that.

On the left are Bug's parents, on the right are mine.

We miss them since we moved.

This was taken at our wedding while we were dancing our first dance as a married couple.

Ahh, and look where we are now.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Happy Anniversary!

This week is a week of anniversaries for us.

On the fifteenth, it was two years ago that DH proposed to me.

On the sixteenth, it was one year that we have had our lil puggle - Colby.

On the seventeenth, it was three years since DH asked me to be his girlfriend. (the second time around...eeesh)

Today, the nineteenth, it is our 5 month wedding anniversary.

We had a special little dinner to honor all of our anniversaries. It stinks that Aunt Flow came yesterday, as that would have been a wonderful gift!!

I have given Bug a card and a small gift each month that we have been married. This month, I gave him a card with a pacifier and a bib that says I love my Daddy. He teared up a little and said the quietest and cutest 'thanks' ever. We do not have a little one who needs those things yet, but Bug really appreciated them!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Thankful For...

I have not posted in a few days because I have been in a bit of a rut. I was so excited that there was an opportunity at this job for me. When it fell through, I was kind of heart broken. It would have been the best thing in the world for us. We would have been able to pay off all bills and put so much away into savings.

I was so truly dissappointed and really did not feel like blogging about what I was thankful for.

Then I realized that feeling that way was ungrateful, as there are many other things in life to be grateful for.

So, no job for me still... sigh..

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thankful for..

I am thankful for the every day miracles that I do not really think about anymore.

I am talking about the way a cloud changes shapes about one hundred times before it finally dissolves. I am talking about the way flowers bloom and find ways to multiply. I am talking about how when you think you are having the worst day in the world, a little sign shows for you. Whether it be a flower growing through the concrete or a ray of sunshine off in the distance.

There are everyday miracles that I realize I am overlooking. I am now taking the time to be grateful for them.

Job Possibilities

I have wanted to be a teacher as long as I can remember. Bug helped me realize this dream a few years back. However, due to the state of economy and all the schools cutting back, the opportunity to use my Masters Degree as a teacher seems to be getting slim for this school year.

I have applied to do the retail thang, but at this point, right before the holidays, it would just be a complete nightmare.

I got a phone call from my father who has an opening in his company. It is for an analyst in Charlotte. Okay, it is a 30 minute commute but, the benefits are huge. The job pays 50K..hello??? The most I ever made in a year was 13 K- no exaggeration. They also give me money for gas and towards my cell phone bill. Sounds like a plus. Just waiting to see if I got the job. I am a little excited about it!

It would help us out so much, especially with a baby in our future ::Crosses fingers:: and all.

Plus I am going a tad insane everyday sittin at home, so this would be really good for me.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Thankful for..

I am so thankful for my health. Because of the wanna-be mommy inside of me, I have been reading all about these women who have been struggling during birth and some of the women and babies did not make it. This broke my heart.

It make me really think about how lucky I am to have my health, both physically and mentally. It makes me wonder about how mentally ill the soldiers of Ft. Worth had to be to take the lives of others.

I am just so lucky to not have illnesses ::knocks on wood:: and to be happy and healthy, as is the rest of my family!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Thankful For(s)...

Due to the fact that I neglected my blog for the few days that my family was here, I think I owe about 5 things that I am thankful for. So here goes...

My parents. This was obviously inspired by my mothers visit where she bought me a new pants suit-yay. My parents have always been so good to me. They bend over backwards and sideways to try to make my life easier, even if it means making their life harder. Maybe that is what being a parent is all about.

Write that down..

I am thankful for my faith. I am grateful that when things get tough and I feel as if I have no where else to turn, I realize that I have God. While sitting in church this week, I realized that it would be very selfish to pray for us to get pregnant. There are so many couples out there that have been trying for so long, so I could not ask for that. I did however, ask that when he is ready and he things we are ready, to give us a healthy baby.

I am thankful for love. Even though some argue that it is only a chemical reaction. I believe that love is the root of so many things in life. Friendships, family, marriage, getting pregnant, babies, children, holidays, weekends, pets & so much more. I am thankful that I have so much love in my life and so much love for others.

Today, I am thankful for chocolate. It is a small thing in life that can make such a big difference. When I am having a rough day, chocolate is a big help!

Finally, a biggie, Friends. I am thankful for the few friendships that I still have left after the move. I am also thankful for the many friends we have made since we moved. Friends are very important in life. They are like family that you get to choose and get to choose you. I am so grateful for the few friendships that I have that I feel are "unconditional."

Well, that catches me up to today.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


On to the next person in my family-Colby. Colby is half beagle, half pug which makes him a puggle. He is my love for sure and will always be my first little one! Colby was born on September 5th, six days short of my birthday. We got him on November 16th, when he was eleven weeks old. He was so tiny!

When we first brought him home he was so scared and timid. Within the next day, he warmed up to me and Bug and we have been inseparable ever since.

He has a personality and a half. He sleeps in between Bug and I, underneath the blankets. He has a "baby" that I used to microwave and put in the crate with him that he still drags around. It is the only toy from puppy-hood that he has yet to destroy. Last Christmas, Colby enjoyed unwrapping every one's gifts. If there is more than one person on the couch, he always has to sit in between them. He walks on us like he is still ten lbs. (He is 30 now!) He knows just how to push his Daddy's buttons - Drags around his 49er's blanket till he notices. He also knows just how to push my buttons - goes in and messes up the bed to sleep under the blankets after I have already made it.

He is the most affectionate dog I have known. He wants to be touched at all times and as we speak is curled up ON my feet. Plus, he gives out the most and best kisses ever.

We love our lil man!

And The Award Goes To...

Me! Hehe. I am very excited to announce that I have received my first Blog Award. A wonderful blogger herself, American Tribal, has given me the One Lovely Blog Award.
I am very appreciative and am glad that this blog is now serving both purposes I set out for it to.

1) To give me an outlet on this journey of TTC and motherhood.


2) To give others something to read and have it affect them in any way. Entertainment, answers to questions/problems, etc.

I am pretty pumped and all smiles! On to write the next entry!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Thankful For..

I decided to write about one thing I am thankful for each day until Thanksgiving. I figure we are so blessed and I have so much to be thankful for. So, in addition to all the baby chatter, I will be listing the things I am thankful for.

I am very thankful for our home.

Before DH and I got married we lived in an apartment in NY that was in his parents basement. It was not a full apartment, (went upstairs for use of the kitchen) but it was ours. We loved living there and miss it often. However, it was definitely time for our own place.

DH has wanted to move south since he was about eleven years old and he is a true country boy at heart. When we were thinking about moving, he suggested looking at homes in NC. I gave in to his whim and figured that was all it was, a whim.

After two hardcore days of looking at houses I FELL IN LOVE! It was a foreclosure being sold by the bank in perfect condition. We put in an offer and it was countered. We countered back and they countered again. We put in a final offer and it was accepted. As they were drawing up the paperwork, someone else offered the bank more money and they took their offer over ours without telling us. We were devastated and began looking for other homes on-line from NY.

A month later, our realtor called us and told us that the deal with the buyer who wanted "our house" fell through. We wound up giving them their asking price to assure we would get the house, and here I sit 5 months later. I love our home. It is the perfect size for our beginning family. 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bath, living room, dining room, the perfect kitchen and a huge backyard that backs up to a horse farm. Perfect for lil Colby.

I do not think we could have been more lucky with the whole house situation. I feel that we are very lucky to have our home and could not imagine us anywhere else!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy November

November is such a wonderful month. The leaves begin to change color and the mountains are beautiful. The air is crisp and we can break out the hoodies. Also, Thanksgiving is a wonderful time and marks the begining of the holiday season.

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. It is a lot like Christmas with all of the family & friends gathered and great food, however, it lacks one thing; the stress that Christmas ensues. Now, Christmas is my favorite holiday, however Thanksgiving is special because you tend to take time to remember everything that you are grateful to have in your life.

I feel blessed for an abundance of reasons. 2009 has been an amazing year for us. We are newlyweds, in a new home, trying to add to our family. I really do not know what could be better. (Other than winning the lottery : P)

Today, I am most thankful for my little family. My husband is the most amazing individual. He works so hard to support us while I am unemployed and he does a great job of it. He is so passionate about everything he takes on. He likes to work hard at our marriage to make it as happy as can be and to make it grow. Humor is huge in our relationship an he is always making me laugh and smile. He knows what I need without me telling him. We just have that unspoken bond and I love my life with him. He is a handsome little devil to boot! He is my little cowboy and I am a better person because I am married to him.
Colby is the bests little puggle anyone can ask for. He is such a little lover and wants constant attention which we are happy to give him. He is finally out of the puppy stage and we are really enjoying him.

I am so lucky to have these two boys in my life and we are *exstatic* to try and add another member to our family.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloweeeenniiieee

Happy Halloween blog and blog readers. It was a great day. The first time I got to hand out candy in my very first home. We did not get a terrible amount of Trick or Treaters, but we got enough for me to feel accomplished!

Bug and I made little treats for the kids. Instead of just handing out the candy, we put a few pieces inside a napkin and made little ghosts out of them. Can you tell I am unemployed?

We topped off the evening by watching The Nightmare Before Christmas and Halloween, the Rob Zombie version. Halloween scared the heck out of me. I barely watched it. DH gave me a play by play. However, The Nightmare Before Christmas is one of my all time favorite movies. It is so great. I was Sally one year for Halloween and my ex was Jack. It is such a great movie.

Hope everyone had a Happy Halloween. On to the next holiday-Thanksgiving!!

Friday, October 30, 2009


Claude is a blue beta that Bug and I bought right before our wedding. He was purchased at pet smart a the week before our wedding. He was an aggressive little bugger, so I named him Claude, after a surly man at Bug's previous job. He lived in a glass vase for the week leading up to our wedding.

On the day of our wedding, he was placed in a hurricane vase. On the bottom of the vase was beautiful sea glass and sea shells. It was a happy little environment for Claude. He made an appearance on our special day as the centerpiece of our Candy Buffet. He is in the back behind the buckets of candy, chillin at the top of the Vase. Too cute!

The night of the wedding, Bug's Mom & Dad took him back to their room and then he went back to NY while we are on our Honeymoon. When we moved to North Carolina, he was put in a tupperware container and sat up front with me for the move. He now sits in our hallway, greeting everyone that comes in and out of our home.

Gotta luv a little guy who costs next to nothing to have and swims to the surface to greet you every morning as you feed him!!

My Family

My Stick Family from

Here we are, this is my little stick family. I figured I should give a little background and a little peek into the craziness that is us.

Thursday, October 29, 2009


There is a website (Here) where you can put two peoples faces on-line and they will morph them together. One of the things you can do with it is see what a baby will look like from two pictures. Oh yes, of course I did it! Here it is: Me and Bug's Phantom Babe.

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Ugh, is that not the cutest baby you have ever seen. Damn we are so good looking. It is all due to my devilishly handsome hubby! That is one round lil face which comes from both of us.

Jease, this is why I need a job. I am baby fevering it like no one would ever believe.

At least I haven't started buying baby items for the lack of baby in my ute. I truly know many people that shop sales even though they are not even KU yet. Hehehe, but I don't blame them, the clothes are so damn cute!

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Today, DH and I slept in. I made breakfast sandwiches while he went and got the Charlotte Observer and the Mooresville Times. We ate breakfast, read the paper and curled up again to watch the race and football. The same routine we have had every Sunday for as long as I can remember. What is different you ask?


Hehe, ok. So that was our morning. We are high off of the idea that there is a chance sometime down the road, in the near future, we could be preggers. Our love has seemed to change. We seem more lovey dovey (if that is possible). Our regular demeanor towards each other is lovey enough to make an innocent bystander want to vom. NOW it is even worse..haha. We are more snugly and huggy than ever and I am eating it up. This is just a day after we decided to ttc, imagine what it will be like as we progress. I <3 us.

To continue the day, we will carve pumpkins and eat dinner in the living room in front of the tube. We only do this on Sundays because we are watching football. Our dinners on Sundays usually consist of a smorgasbord of leftovers and sporty food or I will make something super tasty yet easy. Tonight is a combo of the two. We are having left over spaghetti and I am also making loose chop meat & mashed potatoes. Yum!

This is how our Sundays at home will continue to occur. Until the invasion of a little one that is. Then all bets are off!