Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Baby Nursery Ideas...

I found a website that has some really cute nursery ideas and bedding sets. I'm not the typical pastel-baby decorator. After all, the baby is way too young to even enjoy what the room looks like. I think it makes more sense to introduce bright colors and my style to the baby space. Because well, we're the ones that have to go in and out, changing diapers, rocking and feeding baby, etc. So, this is what I found:
This one is my favorite! :)
And second favorite...
This is really cute...
This needs brighter walls...
The only cute boyish one I could find so far...

I'll be on the lookout for some more boy ideas. It's obvious I need to! :)

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

First Baby Doctor Visit...

Well, today was our first baby doctor visit. It was everything I expected it to be. Chad got to go with me so that was good. He got to experience his first ever 'girl exam', haha. Educational I'm sure. I was glad to have him there because when they drew the blood (4 viles of it), I needed a good distraction. He started reading something that was on the wall....'100 ways to stay happy in your marriage' or something. It was quite interesting, but most of all distracting in a good way. Peeing in a cup is always surprise there. And, based on their scale, it seems I've lost 3 pounds. I know that's not great, but I've been eating everything that I can. It just seems like my diet and calories have probably been cut by quite a bit, being that I don't always feel like I am going to be able to keep my stuff down. I'm sure the weights are soon to change though! No worries there! :) And our due date has been marked as November 24th, just 2 days before Thanksgiving goodness! :)

Last night was a bit rough. I ate chicken and peppers with Chad and just didn't feel right at all for the next 5 hours or so. I was right. My stomach WAS NOT happy with me and you know what happened next. That's day 3 of prego puke rally so far. I guess I'm doing pretty good besides that.

I got a new Sex & the City dvd in the mail today. So, that's what I'm gonna do this afternoon. Interesting, huh?

Chad & I are looking into maybe purchasing a vehicle before baby comes. We need something that is more family supportive and functional than my '92 GMC Sierra single cab truck. Ha. So, we're looking at the Chevy Tahoe and thinking that might be our vehicle of choice. We perused a couple of car lots today for fun and saw a couple of good ones. I'll keep you updated on how that all goes.

I need to do some laundry and dishes and am totally not motivated to do either right now. Chad doesn't come home until about midnight tonight, so I guess I have a while to be lazy before I get my butt into gear. :)

This is such a boring post. I apologize. :-/.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

My cute hubs...

I don't have a whole lot to catch you up on. And don't worry, this post won't be nearly as graphic as the last. I've told a couple of people a cute story about my husband, so I thought I'd share it with the rest of you.

We received a couple of gifts in the mail last week after announcing our good news to our family and friends. A girl, Krystal, that I worked with in San Angelo sent us a package with some beginner baby stuff like bottles, headache medicine (ha), a pack of onesies, and two really cute footie-pajama onesies for newborns. One is yellow with ducks all over it, including a bigger, fuzzy duck on the front. It's soooo cute. When Chad got home from work and got to see our new goodies, he LOVED the outfits. He picked up the yellow onesie and started tossing it in the air above his head like there was a little kid in it. Up and down, up and down along with a little 'weeeee', haha. I asked him through a giggle what he was doing and he replied, "just practicing...:
)". It was so cute.

Later that evening, I asked him if he thought we would bring baby home in that outfit and his response was, "well, probably not because I'm considering taking it overseas with me when I go and it might be worn out by the time I get back." haha. Well, okay then.

On another note, I'm a little lost at what I should do about a swimsuit this summer. I'm not really sure how big I will be, if a bikini won't be cute on me anymore, and if I should just go 'mommy' and get a tankini and hope that it fits throughout the summer. Anyone out there who was about 16-25 weeks pregnant during the summer know what I should do? I don't want to wait until all of the swimsuits in stores have been picked through and my size is no longer available in a match, haha. That's so frustrating! :) Help and suggestions are welcome from anyone who has any!

Also, North Myrtle Beach is trying to fight some really huge wildfires right now and are having trouble getting them under control. My sis-in-law is only about 6 miles away from where the majority of the mess is going down. So far, she hasn't been told she has to evacuate, but it's still a possibility. So far, about 15,000 acres have burned and 70+ homes have been engulfed and destroyed. The winds are blowing pretty hard which isn't helping the situation. As of right now, no fatalities have been reported as most people had enough warning to evacuate last night. I really hope they can contain the fires and get a hold of it all. Please pray for the families and businesses that have had all of their possessions destroyed. And my in-laws are safe and sound where they are in super-south Myrtle Beach, so no worries there, thank goodness!

I guess that's it for now! A little bit of bouncing around, but a post nonetheless. :)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Miserable, Miserable Tuesday...

Wow, yesterday was ROUGH! Starting with my mistake of taking a prenatal vitamin at 11:00 Monday night (on what I thought WASN'T an empty stomach), I felt pretty miserable all through the night. Woke up about 6 times, peed like 3 times, and even burped vitamin once. GROSS! Sorry if that's too much information, but it's life right now.

When I woke up, I wasn't looking forward to eating ANYTHING, but I know that's not the right way to handle the situation. It usually makes things worse to have an empty stomach, oddly enough. So, I ate some Frosted Cheerios for breakfast by forcing them down. A couple hours later I ate some crackers and string cheese alongside a little Ginger Ale and then...dun, dun, dun...I got to see it all over again, if you know what I mean. GROSS and so draining.

Now what?! So, I ate an orange popcicle and drank some water, trying to rehydrate what I just lost. An hour later, here comes orange least it didn't taste too bad. Ha. But still, NOT FUN. I survived it though and have now designated the guest bathroom as my destination when things go projectile. Gotta have a plan in mind, right?!

Chad got home around 4:30 and saw how miserable I was. About 6:00 or so, he went on a chicken noodle soup fun for me from Chick-Fil-A. I had never had it there before and didn't know it was so thick, and not brothy like I was hoping. So, needless to say, only about 3 bites of that went down into my belly. A couple potato fries were yummy, but still not enough to fill the tummy. So, he went on a SECOND run for the store this time. He came back with Lipton's version of chicken noodle soup and came home to make it for me. He has been so patient and sweet. Although it's kind of expected being that he is HALF the reason I'm feeling this way, haha. But seriously, he's the best husband ever. He won't stop until I am satisfied and smiling.

Good news came by the end of the evening. I actually kept the soup down and continued on happily watching my favorite Tuesday night shows. Also, I took my vitamin when I am supposed to which is right after I eat. If I ever forget again, I'm NOT going to take it like I did Monday night. Consider that a very important lesson learned!

Today is SOO much better. I have eaten, smiled, talked with some friends, and just made some more Chicken Noodle soup for lunch. Yay for better feeling days! :)

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Playing Catch Up...

Sorry, I kind of fell off of the blogging this week. Instead I fell into a never-ending state of nausea. They aren't messing around when they talk about 'morning sickness'. Although they lie in implying it only happens in the morning. It's more like 'all day' sickness, and that's depressing. I don't think I've ever had this kind of eating challenge EVER before...but I also haven't ever been pregnant, so I guess it makes sense. I wake up with an empty, bubbly stomach feeling... then I force myself to eat something even though nothing sounds good and it usually dwindles a little bit. But, there is a constant state of weirdness that is present in my tummy. Bubbles sometimes, growling noises, bloatedness (boo!), and hunger pains...but, nothing seems to please the palette. Poor Chad has been putting up with me and my indecisiveness when it comes to food. I'm pretty sure he's exhausted of the 'I don't feel like anything' or 'nothing sounds good at all' responses. I hear that this state of nausea eventually goes away, so that's reassuring. Cuz Saltine crackers and soup are overrated! ha. Most weird about all of this is that for the first time in my life, CHOCOLATE DOES NOT sound very good. A couple times I've tried it to see if it would make me happy, but NOPE. Nothing. It's VERY sad. :( Good for the hips though....I guess.

On another note, Chad has OFFICIALLY become an Aircraft Commander as of this past Wednesday. He is now the 'big kahuna', the 'main man', 'el jefe'...ha. I'm so proud of him! :)

We went to see 17 Again Friday night. It was a cute movie and Zac Efron is actually quite good in a non-musical. He's cute, I know that. What is he, like 18? haha. Chad & I rented 'Bedtime Stories' last night and thought it was a really cute family movie too. It's kind of predictable but a different kind of storyline than usual. Worth the rent, anyways. ;)

My allergies have been kicked into high gear lately. Boo to pollen and the budding of billions of trees. I'm pretty sure I can safely take Benadryl, but it always makes me sleepy...forcing me to either sleep all day or just take it at night...which is usually what I choose. I hate allergies.

We went to the storage building today and got our Calphalon pots out! Thank goodness, because those cheapo ones we bought at Wally World when we got back ARE NOT working for us anymore. Note to self: never waste your time on the cheap pots at Wal-Mart.

We just found out my niece-in-law Melissa and her hubby Chad are having another little BOY! He is due in September & will potentially be named Sutton. So cute! I can't wait! :)

I guess that's it for now. Not very eventful around here these days. I mostly just lay around, watch Sex & the City, eat here and there, and enjoy daytime tv (no soaps though...I'm not THAT crazy!).

Sunday, April 12, 2009

High Expectations...

This Easter, we have more than candy being found in our eggs...


Yes, it's true!! Chad & I are expecting a little one of our own to be brought into this world!!!

Since you're probably shocked at this point, I'll give you a little bit of a back-story to let you know how we found out about our expected blessing.

On the way home from Arkansas, as we were about to pull into our city, we started talking about my 'late' period (TMI?). Not thinking all that much about it (cuz it's happened before), we joked about being pregnant and how cool it would be if we really were. Well, my job while Chad was doing a couple of things at work was to unpack and repack our bags to go to the beach. While he was gone, I found a pregnancy test in our bags (we've obviously been trying for several months). I went ahead and took it, completely expecting it to read 'not pregnant'. BUT, that wasn't the case. Thanks to ClearBlue and their fabulous digital readings, it took a very short 10 seconds or so to CLEARLY read 'Pregnant'. As you can see...

My reaction was a "No way! That thing says 'Pregnant'. Oh my God. It says 'Pregnant'. Does that really say what I think it says? .... Woo-hooooooo! I can't believe it!" Now, I had to figure out how I was going to share the news with hubby when he got home...waiting for him was the longest 2 hours EVER! I wasn't one who wanted to tell him such awesome news on the phone, so I waited 'til he walked in the door. When he first walked in (keep in mind my excitement), he was on the phone with his brother and they weren't talking about anything even remotely as cool as what I wanted to talk about. Finally, they hung up and I got to talk. My exact words were (as I had the P-test right behind me that still read the news nice and clear)...

Kelly: "I couldn't wait any longer..."

Chad: "You couldn't wait any longer for what?!"

Kelly: "To take the test we were talking about..."

Chad: "Which test?"

Kelly: "Ya know...this one"

As I reached back to grab the stick, I showed it to him and he read it plain as day. (For this part, I wished I had the camera set up.) He read it and BOING he flew up into the air. He jumped, yelled 'no way!', smiled and grabbed me up in a big hug. We then had our 'holy crap, we're pregnant' reaction altogether. Excitement and shock took over and we packed up the car and headed out. Needless to say, our whole conversational ride to the beach was a baby-filled one. It was definitely a great day! That day was Wednesday, March 25th! Can you believe I've kept the secret this long! Whew, it's been HARD!

Since then, I've spoken to every woman from my family and friends; a collective 20 conversations or so. Not once did I foul up and prematurely announce the news, though I came extremely close a couple of times. I really hate keeping good news a secret, but we had our reasons.

First of all, we had always wanted to be able to tell our families in a special way. So, we thought the best way to do that would be to wait until we could have them be altogether. That was this weekend at the beach for the Sellers family and during Easter Saturday (ha) for the Robertson family.

We got the Sellers family together for a Sunday Easter breakfast at Cracker Barrel (one of our faves). I had a little surprise for each of them that came along with us. They were these cute, little Easter mini tins used for holding candy or whatever you wanted. I filled them with Easter grass and a message in each one that read things like, "Congratulations, you're going to be a grandpa (ma)!" & "'Aunt Cathy'=>has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?!" & "'Uncle Chris'=> go ahead and try that on for size!". We distributed them at the table as we waited for our food and let them all open them at the same time. It was perfect and man, were they shocked!! :) I think Chris & Cathy thought we were joking with them at first, but Carol read hers first and didn't take long to get teary-eyed. Hugs were given all the way around and everyone was soooooo shocked and excited. Their faces were PRICELESS! Mission accomplished :)!

For my side, the Robertsons, we sent a special Easter package to my parent's house. It was full of about 40 pre-filled eggs that had both candy and about 15 little messages that announced our secret pregnancy in different funny ways hidden inside the eggs. We found out they were having to do Easter on Saturday because of work-conflicts with a couple of people, so a day earlier than we thought...woo-hoo! haha. That's one day less that I have to keep the secret! I seriously couldn't stand having this secret much longer!

Their instructions were to open the box on Easter Saturday while the family was all together and then to have their Easter egg hunt using our donated eggs. With the usual Easter egg hunt rules of course: whoever finds them, gets the candy and the clues...and gets to freak out the fastest! haha. We expected a quick and frantic phone call soon after they started playing along...and we definitely got it! :)
It was one of the loudest phone calls ever, with all of the women screaming and carrying on, just like I had hoped they would. Tears were shed, friends and family were called, and baby shower plans were already being It was awesome. Here is their basket of fun...

We have also made some really cute picture cards to send out to our peeps to announce being pregnant. They included this picture of us being our usual cheesy selves...and gleaming too.

With this post, of course I'm going to ask all of you fabulous Christian sisters out there to lift us up in your prayers from now until Decemberish. We really hope to have a healthy and happy pregnancy...we're starting week 9 tomorrow so, Woo-hoo! Thank you for the shout-outs and I hope everyone had as blessed an Easter as we did! :)

Friday, April 10, 2009


Bullets for what I have to get done before the hubby comes home:
  • Finish the laundry
  • Pack our bags for the beach this weekend
  • Go to the mall to get my wedding ring inspected
  • Watch the rest of the Sex & the City dvd that's due tomorrow
  • Make little, fun Easter things for something we're doing with the fam
  • Shower & get ready

This is probably the most boring post I think I've ever done. Sorry, but that's all I got for now! haha. I'll try my best to come up with something that's a little more exciting this weekend!

Happy Easter everyone! :)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Up & Down Weather...

It seems like so many different cities and states have had some crazy weather these days. From thunderstorms, to tornadoes, to cold fronts, to crazy winds...and now to sunshine and beauty. Although there's still a small chill in the air, it's a really pretty day outside. Not quite as pretty and nice as I would prefer, because I'm really ready to be able to lay out and catch some rays. My poor see-through angel-white legs are tired of sending signals to space. They're actually scared to come out of jeans just yet for fear of being transparent and scaring other people.

Please start warming up a little bit so I can bring a little more pigment to my limbs! Ha!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Someone to 'show' to...

So, last night I had a slight surprise. Chad was away on a flight to Milwaukee, so I was home alone, awaiting his 10:00pm return. I went about my day...spent some time walking around the mall and going to all of the stores he never wants to go to with me. ha. Then I hit Blockbuster on the way home to get the next dvd in my Sex & the City experience. I thought that would hold me over pretty good til he got home. So, I'm home, in my sweats, and just ate dinner at about 7:30. As I put the dvd in, I realize that I had already finished season 2 (which is what I just got). So, I went BACK to Blockbuster and they were nice enough to let me just switch it out with no problem. As I get back from BB, I notice this car in the parking lot that had pulled in right as I was leaving. It was a really nice car and it had two women in it that looked as if they were lost.

Well, I saw them pull into a space and didn't think much of it. When I returned, I got up to my house, walked in, put the new dvd in and sat down to watch. Then my phone rings. It's my realtor, Julia. She says, I just noticed that someone wants to finally look at your house and they say they have been calling the number listed and haven't been able to get you. To which I replied, "well, I haven't had anybody call me". She then went on to say that it sounded like the wrong number was listed because they said they kept getting a male that had no idea what they were talking about and that she was calling to warn me they were coming by. And I said, "OH! ok, do you know when?". She said, "Well, right now I think." CUE THE DOORBELL.

So, I answer the door and sure enough, a real estate agent and a client were at my doorstep. I was shocked. I had just got done thinking that day about how tired I was of 'living clean' like we have been, just in case someone dropped by all of a sudden. So, needless to say, I had kind of let things 'go'. The sink was full of dinner dishes, our bed was unmade, toiletries were out, the couch was all cuddly, and I was in a HURRY. I asked the two ladies for just a couple of minutes to situate things since I didn't get an official warning that they were coming, so I shut the door and went to it. I think that was the FASTEST tidying job I have ever done! Things were slung under the bed, thrown into drawers, shut and shoved, and all of our dirty clothes got slammed into the dryer. Haha. About 6 minutes later, I opened the door, left so they would have privacy, and came back when they were done. Although they thought I left, I was really up on the stairs to the 3rd floor, talking to my mom on the phone about the craziness that just happened. I couldn't even catch my breath I was so adrenaline-rushed. Anyways, I heard them leaving and tried to hear what they were saying, but soon realized they were speaking a foreign language. Something like Korean, Chinese, of those maybe. Definitely something I would never be able to decipher, unfortunately. So, I came back into my home and sat down to continue my S&TC marathon. It was quite an interesting 20 minutes. Who woulda thought someone would come to see the house at 8:00pm on a Friday night?! Not me, but now I will! ha.

If nothing else, at least our house has been SHOWN to someone! That brings a little bit of relief that at least someone out there is looking for a home right now, haha. We'll be keeping our fingers crossed!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Sad day for Madge...

You may be wondering who Madge is. Well, she is our beloved GPS. Although she's almost 2 years old and is a little outdated, she is still a fabulous piece of technology. We keep her in our car at all times. She usually sleeps comfortably in her case, all cozy in the glove compartment. She was a gift from Chad's mom and dad for his birthday a couple years ago. We named her Madge because her brand is Magellan and she has a soothing, Madge-like voice. Well, Chad just called to inform me that someone broke into our car last night and rummaged through all of the books and stuff that were in the back seat and scattered it all about (inside the car thankfully). He knows that Madge is gone and also thinks a little cigarette lighter power converter thing we had was also taken. How frustrating!!

This isn't the first time we have had our vehicle be broken into here. The first time, Chad had accidentally left the door unlocked and he woke up to see it left wide open (by the burglar) and his 60 GB Ipod was gone. Although that was kind of his fault, it really wasn't. I feel super-duper vulnerable around here. How are we supposed to know that there are thieves lurking about to take things at any second you leave something slightly unsecure. It's no surprise that we don't live in the best part of town, but we do live in a really nice condo community. It makes me wonder if there are a couple of people who just linger around the parking lots at night to see who left their doors unlocked. Although, we aren't sure how they got in last night because Chad said when he pushed the unlock button, that the doors did unlock and he could hear it. Maybe the thief locked the doors after he was done, so we wouldn't be able to figure it out? Either way, I'm sooooooo annoyed and ready to move away from this place. Little things like these are the reasons I can't wait to get PCS orders to get out of here. UUUUGGGGHHHHH!!

Unfortunately, we only have liability insurance on the car and it wouldn't be monetarily worth it to file a police report and try to get reimbursed by our insurance. Also, I don't think we would have much of a 'case' because there were no signs of forced entry, leading everyone to believe the door was left unlocked (oops). I guess that's that.

R.I.P. Madge. We loved you and you always got us where we needed to go. If you want to stop working now that you are in foreign hands, feel free. Those jerky thieves deserve to have you keel over on them.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

What have You done today...

You know that fabulously motivating theme song from The Biggest Loser? Every Tuesday I know it's coming, so I like to have worked out or done at least SOMETHING productive that day. Otherwise, I feel guilty while all of the fat people on tv are making themselves better. This is the song...

What have you done today to make you feel proud?
It's never too late to try...
What have you done today to make you feel proud?
We need a change...yea
Do it today, yea
I can feel my spirit rising,
Change, yea
We need a change...yea
So do it today,'yea
Cause I can see a clear horizon.
What have you done today to make you feel proud?
You could be so many people...
If you make that break for freedom.
What have you done today to make you feel proud?

Well, it sucks to be forced to answer that question with, "I sat on my butt, played on the computer all day, watched tv, ate some food, and just sat down with a coke and cookies as I sit down to watch you fat people get skinny". I'm tired of answering that question like that, so today, I am going to reinstate our gym membership. It's about time.

I started out this year doing really good and working out 4-6 times a week. I have super-sucked at getting my butt in gear for about 4 weeks now. It's quite depressing because now that I've been lazy for that long, all of the endurance and slight results I was seeing are all back to how they were before 2009 rolled around. Just shows you how unhealthy it is to be lethargic and lazy. I hope to start getting back into shape soon. After all, summer & bikinis ARE right around the corner.