Wednesday, February 25, 2009

At work they call me "Preggo"

14 weeks….I’m now in my 2nd trimester. It does feel better. I have felt a lot better. I still don’t have my energy back yet, but I only feel kind of sick if it has been a while since I’ve eaten. I can’t wait to find out if I’m having a boy or girl. My Dr. appointment this morning went well. We got to hear the heartbeat and he found it really quick today, and while listening you could hear a static scratching sound on the doppler, and the Dr. said that when you hear that, it’s the baby moving. SO CUTE! I have to have an ultrasound next Wednesday to check the length of my cervix, to make sure I’m ok, and we’ll get a peak at the baby. I will only be 15 weeks, but one of my friends told me she found out it was a boy at 15 weeks, so if it is a boy, maybe we’ll be able to see! So I told my mom if she wants to go just in case, she can. I’m excited to see the baby again. I now know how all those pregnant ladies out there feel when everyone else seems to say, “wow, that pregnancy was fast” and the women think, “Holy cow, whatever!! Its been DRAGGING ON FOREVER!” That’s how it feels.
Rob has been so cute, he’ll roll over in bed in the morning and put his hand on my stomach and he always asks me “How’s the baby?” I think once we have an ultrasound where it doesn’t look like a blob of something, it’ll all become more real. I’ve been starting to have the “round ligament pain” in my stomach, and I’ll forget to be careful sometimes and sit down too hard, and it hurts my pelvic region. Hopefully now that I’m feeling better, I can get some energy and start going to the gym a little bit again. I want to start walking and swimming so I can stay strong. I’m really excited for the next couple of weeks when I’m supposed to start to be able to feel a little movement from the baby! My friend, Cami, is due in about 2 weeks, and I’m excited to see her little girl! Then next is Jalee!! Its funny how many people I know that are pregnant! Its nice to not feel “alone” in it.
Last Friday Rob had to work from 7:30pm until 6:30 in the morning! I was so sad. So I went to dinner and rented a movie with my mom. It was really nice to spend some time with her. I had a hard time sleeping, though, because of Rob being gone. I didn’t know exactly when he was coming home, either, so that kept me up too. So Saturday and Sunday we bummed around a lot because we were so tired.
This week following such a hell week last week, has had a decent start, so I hope it continues on that way. And the excitement of my Dr. appointment also helps! I’m glad Rob’s boss is easy going and doesn’t mind Rob missing a little of the morning to go with me too.
I don't have any new tummy pics, I get so tired after work, I just don't get around to it, I'll try to this next week. I just feel fat, so it doesn't look good. Pictures I DO have are from Valentines Day. Rob got me roses, candy, a big stuffed frog, a belly band (I've been wanting one badly, since my pants don't fit anymore), and preggie pops (for morning sickness). Rob's so sweet and he always makes sure I feel special on Valentines day.

Our room in Zion's was small, but really nice. Its an old hotel that had been remodeled.

The view from our room:

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Hell week

Work this week has been so stressful!! A certain "someone" has decided to make life miserable for EVERYONE!! I only go to morning meeting once a week now, and while I was there this week, I felt so much stress I almost took a chemical shower to see if it would get rid of any of the filth I felt. Everyone is so worked up now and every one is freaking out. Which in turn, causes more stress. I'm about ready to freak out, I can't take it. Poor Robyn, my friend I just got a job there, has been having to come into my office and clear her shakras, and I feel like I need to now! ONE good thing is, Rob has a job!!! He's at my work, but contracted. He works for Healthcare services group. They manage our Housekeeping and Laundry at our facility. He's an "account manager" so he wears a shirt and tie, which is weird for him, but it seems to be going well. Its good to know that if I need a hug, I can page him to my office! :D
I'm just waiting on all the CNAs and Nurses to hit on him! :P
Anyway....thank goodness it's friday tomorrow and hopefully I can calm down and relax this weekend!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day!!

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Ahhh...Valentines day.....The day I had my first kiss with Rob. I've loved Valentines ever since then. Even with Rob in Oregon, I managed to spend every Valentines Day with him, except one. Which was hard, but thankfully I was with Josh and Jalee that year, and they took me to Applebees and we begun our wonderful bright light shining in your eyes and singing Gloria Estefan's "Coming out of the dark". Which still makes me laugh. But Valentines has always been special for us. This year I told Rob we didn't have to do anything exciting because its not our "real" anniversary anymore, now we're married and our first anniversary will be on April 5th. But Rob said he still wanted it to be special. We're going to Zion's today to stay over, and have reservations at the Switchback Grille tonight. I'm excited, I think it will be fun. And it's so crazy to think of our first kiss being ELEVEN years ago today. From then on, we were together all the time and he has pretty much always been the exception to every bad "typical guy" thing. Rob, I love you so much and I am so happy that I met you over 11 years ago, and I am glad that no matter who I dated in all our "off" times, I always came back to you, and in the end, you're who I am with.
I hope everyone's Valentines day is good today!! I love you all!
I'll share the first picture ever taken of us together in March 1998:

And the happiest day of my life, so far:

Monday, February 9, 2009

It's been awhile...

So I decided I better post something. For about 2 weeks I've felt pretty good, only mildly nauseous SOME of the time, until last night....yep, I hurled and felt like CRAP!! NO GOOD. hopefully it just gets better from here. I am now 12 weeks along, and that's the safer zone, so we're optimistic that things will go well from here. I missed posting any pictures of me so far, but that's mostly because I've felt so crappy, and I feel fat. I've gained more weight than I should have yet, and I'm pretty bloated, so I apologize for these anti-model shots!! :P
The first one I was 9 weeks pregnant, and I didn't know Rob was getting my face in it.

This one is 12 weeks (yesterday).

I had a raging craving on Saturday for ParrotHead and their sweet potato fries. So I drug Rob there Saturday night for Tiki Tacos and Island fries!! :D

may not be the most amazing picture, but it is DELICIOUS!!! The tacos are WAY GOOD, too.
Gizmo is getting bigger, so I had to post some pics of him. Kip isn't a cuddley cat, and neither was LaFawnda, so its nice to have a cat that acts like he likes us! :P

The other day, I came into the living room and he was chilling on the couch...HILARIOUS!! I was laughing so hard!

When I got home from work today Rob said, "YOUR cat has been SOO NAUGHTY today!!" I guess he got all hyper today and knocked things over, climbed everything and wrecked havoc all day. Already I can hear him saying "YOUR son/daughter has been SOO naughty today!!" heehee

Monday, February 2, 2009

35 things


1. Where is your cell phone? desk
2. Your significant other? home
3. Your hair? straight
4. Your mother? wonderful
5. Your father? Portland
6. Your favorite thing? Rob
7. Your dream last night? weird
8. Your favorite drink? juice
9. Your dream/goal? house
10. The room you're in? office
11. Your fear? needles
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? home
13. Where were you last night? home
14. What you're not? unsick
15. Muffins? yum
16. One of your wish list items? house
17. Where you grew up? everywhere
18. The last thing you did? invoice
19. What are you wearing? black
20. Your TV? big
21. Your pet? Kitties!
22. Your computer? ok
23. Your life? changing
24. Your mood? TIRED
25. Missing someone? always
27. Something you're not wearing? socks
28. Favorite Store? TJ Maxx
29. Your summer? LAKE
30. Your favorite color? Blue
31. When is the last time you laughed? yesterday
32. Last time you cried? weekend
33. Four places I go over and over? Work, home, store, bank
34. Four of my favorite foods? Popsicles, fruit, ribs, halibut
35. Four places I would rather be right now? Home, Hawaii, cruise, roadtripping