Thursday, September 07, 2006

bobby and i had a fantastic weekend......we went camping waaaayyyyy back in ashe county with bobby's family. the weather held out for the most part, which was great! there wasn't any rain until our last night. it was nice to have a break from everything, but it made it that much harder to come back to daily life......especially since we came home to a leaky roof (again!), a leaky window, and the cat locked in our bedroom. of course, the cat in the bedroom meant that she hadn't eaten, drank, or had access to her litter box in oh......3 days. She did good, though.....i feel bad for having left her, though. she only peed one time all weekend. we got everything cleaned up and settled down eventually.

i'm getting bigger, and that made camping an sleeping bag was definetley not made for people of the pregnant persuasion......all in all, i had a great time, and i'm glad we squeezed it in before the baby. hopefully, though, our kids will love sleeping outside as much as i do so it can be a regular thing for us.

Monday, August 21, 2006

ok, so this is a little late....bobby's way more on top of this than me.....he even has video up of the ultrasound. oh well. every day this whole pregnancy thing gets more and more amazing. the baby is super active now, which is fun, but crazy at the same time. today, it felt like it (he or she? i don't know!!! someone guessed girl today, though!) was doing somersaults.......actually that's still what it feels like right now! in the past couple of weeks bobby's been able to feel the movement from the outside when he's patient enough to wait for it. i'm growing quickly now, so i'm obviously pregnant.............which is far better than just looking like i have a beer gut!

Monday, July 31, 2006

it's sooooooo strange to look at myslef lately.........just in the past week or so i've started to look really pregnant, and it's very bizarre and surreal. I caught myself just staring in the mirror this morning while i was brushing my teeth, thinking that doesn't look like me at all........I love the way i look right now, though. i don't have to look at my stomach and be worried about it being flat enough anymore. i just look at it and marvel at what God is allowing to happen inside of me, and i'm just overwhelmed.......i'm so blessed, and it hasn't even really sunk in yet! i still have a tendency to kind of forget that i'm really pregnant.....i mean i look at other pregnant women, and i don't really associate myself with them yet. that'll come i guess.

Saturday, July 29, 2006


so here i am, working on a saturday. it's been so dead this morning it's not even funny. oh well, i get off in 30 minutes, so i can make it! My mom's coming this afternoon, which is great. She and my sister are the reason that i get homesick......our family is so close knit, that it's like a part of me is missing since i don't get to see them every day. I grew up in a family where we saw at the bare minimum, one extended family member every day of our lives.........I can't imagine what it was like for my mom when she was married to my dad and living in texas, louisiana, and mississippi.......missing all of her holidays, and never getting to see her mom or sisters. it's bad enough for me living less than 2 hours from them. That is the only thing that saddens me about having a baby right now.....i had cousins that were close in age to me, and they were the best friends i had growing up.......none of them are even close to ready to have kids.......not, that i want them all to settle down immediately and start popping out babies, but i guess i'm just selfish in not wanting my kids to miss out on the relationships that i had with my family growing up. Hopefully by the time I'm ready for my second, my sister will be getting close to wanting her first one......surely she'll be married by then!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

hmm........blogging, huh?

so, here i am..........i have succumbed to bobby's urging to join in his blog crusade! it's crazy that as addicted to blogs as i am, that i have a super hard time keeping up with one, and i do not have even the slightest idea how to work this place, but we'll see how i do!