Its been awhile. A few ramblings, and a Facebook rant/question.

 Wednesday, October 27, 2010

So yes, I know I promised to be more diligent about posting, but I guess I kind of lied. I didn't lie on purpose, its more just that I haven't been feeling so hot and you are the ones who had to pay I suppose. 

Now you also get to pay by having to read all about my built up thoughts over the past week or so. I know, how exciting for you. This might be long.

Today is the first day in a few weeks that I have felt normal. And by normal, I mean really normal, not "eh, kinda okay". I was able to get up this morning and eat oatmeal without even needing to consume saltines first. I also enjoyed a nice Sourdough Grilled Chicken Club from Jack in the Box without puking! I feel so accomplished. I praying that maybe, just maybe, the all day morning sickness is gone, or at least on its way out the door. I'll be 10 weeks on Friday, so I'm nearing the end of my 1st Trimester. Everyone keeps telling me that the second trimester is the honeymoon of pregnancy, you feel better, your energy is back, yadda yadda. I'm holding out hope! 

I'd also like to take a brief moment to tell you all that while I find maternity jeans to be probably the next best thing to sliced bread, I can in fact still fit into and wear my pre-pregnancy jeans. I tell you this because I feel like I "gave in" too early on the days I put on a pair of maternity jeans. They are just so dang comfortable. I just needed it to be put into text in black and white that at 10 weeks, I was not too big to wear my normal jeans, I just chose not to sometimes. Having said that, my only complaint is that most of the time they are sized  S, M, L rather than your normal number size. I'm not entirely fond of this because when you are a size 12 (with the occasional 10) you need to buy a large to have room to grow. Only problem is, they will be huge for quite sometime since a large is a 12-14, and you are not a 14. On the off chance you find pants that do run in number sizes, finding anything from a size 8-12 will be like searching for black gold. Maybe its hard to find the really small sizes too, but it seems like when I was at Old Navy digging through jeans there was an over abundance of 6's and 14's, a few 8's and 10's and 12's were nearly impossible to find! Annoying!

So maybe that wasn't brief, and turned into more of a rant. The real subject I wanted to post about is Facebook. Yes, Facebook. 

After we announced our pregnancy my husband went through and deleted everyone but family and a few close friends from his Facebook (I'm going to refer to this as FB from now on). He said he just didn't feel too comfortable with people from his past that he never speaks to or hears from reading about our lives and our child. I couldn't help but agree, so I went through and started deleting people. Not as many as him, but people none the less. 

I didn't delete anyone out of spite or hatred. Really, I deleted people that never post even on their own FB, much less on mine. You know, the people who have FBs and you wonder why? Maybe they just have them to get on and look at other people pictures? I'm not sure. I deleted people I haven't spoken to in years. No big deal right? Well wouldn't you know some of them sent me requests again? Strange right? It is almost like my suspicion about them only having FB just to look at mine an others. It is like they got on and realized they couldn't see my pictures and tried to add me again. Some of these people are old friends from high school. Nice people that I have nothing against, so I felt simi-obligated to re-friend them. Am I crazy?

As in, am I crazy for deleting them to begin with, or am I crazy for adding them back? Who are you friends with on FB? Do you have 'standards' as to who you will add/keep on your friends list? Why are you friends with people on FB? To lurk and spy, or to really stay connected and keep in touch?

Help a girl out, and I promise a belly pic on Friday. :)

Until tomorrow. If you're still there.


Four Years

 Monday, October 18, 2010

Four years ago today Brian and I got married. I really can't believe its been that long already, but maybe that is because he has been out of country, and on several day, week, and month long training for at least half of those 4 years. He has missed 3 out of 4 anniversaries, which sucks, but its not such a big deal to us anymore I don't guess. I'm sure a lot of other military couples would say the same thing. We really don't celebrate the day on the day, we celebrate the time when he is actually home.

I am so thankful that our relationship is strong and is able to grow even in times of separation. I think that speaks volumes for the type of love we have. I'd be willing to bet that some couples who do really love each other wouldn't last 6, 12, 15 months apart. It would simply be too hard. Though we don't like it, and are nearly counting down the days until the Army is a closed chapter of our lives, we make the best of what we have.

I feel so blessed to be married to such a wonderful man who is also my best friend. The bonus now is that we get to be parents together. :)

Now I'm off to put on my comfy maternity jeans, and take myself out to lunch. And yes, I know that at only 8 weeks pregnant, I probably did give in way too early when it came to maternity clothes, but I really just can't stand the way anything feels on my stomach right now. Oh well. :)

Maybe later or tomorrow I'll have a much more interesting post for you all. Any topic ideas? lol

Until Tomorrow. If you're still there.


Eating my words...

 Thursday, October 14, 2010

Have you ever eaten your words? I'm sure you have. It seems to be pretty common for everyone to have to at some point or another.

About a week ago I was telling everyone that I had no morning sickness and was really only dealing with some sore boobs and exhaustion. Not too shabby. I had also been thinking, and admitting in private that I was kind of worried and not 'feeling' pregnant since I wasn't getting the full experience of the new expectant mom. 

Well, I spoke too soon, and the pregnancy Gods heard my internal cries. Here I lie on the couch trying to sip on some water, which is also making me queasy. Great. 

I'm also eating my words in another way. Before getting pregnant I really thought that I would just fully embrace morning sickness with open arms, especially after waiting so long for a sweet little bean to get in my belly. I really thought I would never complain. Wrong. Again. I mean I am thankful that I have the opportunity to go through this, especially after years of wanting to get pregnant. I really do try to not complain, other than when I post my new eating adventures on Facebook. I'm trying to take it all in stride, and know that in the end when we meet our sweet little baby it will all be worth it. And mine isn't nearly as bad as some people I know, so I am grateful for that.

Now a few facts about morning sickness.

1- It can happen at any time. Morning, noon, or night. If your really (un)lucky it could last all day. Or like me, come in waves off and on all day.

2- Just because you're queasy doesn't mean you aren't hungry. You actually might be starving, but either nothing will sound good enough to eat, or something will, you will eat it, then feel like shit.

3- Things that taste really good going down, in general, taste really bad coming back up. That sadly doesn't always keep you from wanting to eat it again.

4- You can almost forget following your normal eating habits during this period of your life. I went from eating very healthy, to thinking that pizza, or any carb for that matter, should be considered a major food group that can sustain you without any of the other groups.

5- In conjunction to #4. This is okay. You simply just eat what you can tolerate. Most of the time everything will even out and you can incorporate all of the food groups once you get out of the 1st trimester. So they tell me.

6- And finally, don't be fooled and think just because you made it 6+ weeks with no morning sickness that it wont swoop in and take you from behind. I went from just being extremely hungry to having morning sickness (or all day sickness) over night. True story.

Okay, so you were warned this was going to be a very 'baby' blog from now on. Today was proof. 

Until tomorrow. If you're still there.



 Saturday, October 9, 2010

Well I feel pretty bad for neglecting this for over 3 weeks. You should know that I really do feel I have good reason. Probably not good enough for all of you, but good none the less.

As you all know Brian was home for his R&R from Afghanistan. He finally made it in Sept 7th and left to go back on Sept 23rd (also my little sisters 11th birthday! Talk about feeling old!!). We had a phenomenal time with so many fun memories to last us the next couple of months. One of those memories will make its self ever present over say the next...33ish weeks and then the lifetime that follows.

Yep, thats right. I'm pregnant!! 

We found out with this very very faint positive the day before Brian left to go back. It truly made sending him back a bit more bearable. We just have so much to look forward to. 

Both sides of the family is thrilled, and well, we couldn't be happier! We certainly think our little bean is a true miracle!

I am currently back down in Texas with family for this first trimester and the holidays, and anxiously awaiting Brian coming home for good! Hopefully that will be sooner rather than later. Until then, I'm just enjoying spending this exciting time with the people who love us the most.

Now you should all be warned that this blog will probably be baby focused over the next....well forever. Haha. I promise to try and not make it ALL baby, but consider yourself warned. :)

Until tomorrow. If you're still there.


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