Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Moving and Motivation

We're moving.  To Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 

There.  Now you can't say I never mentioned it.  

Anyway, so naturally I've been cleaning out the apartment in preparation for our move on Monday (YIKES!) and I found some interesting items.  One of which is my old dino-camera dating back to I believe 2007.  

After ten minutes of trying to get the thing to turn on, what did I find?  

My P90X pictures from two years ago (I CANNOT belive it's been that long).  
Let me just say this:

They totally blew my mind.  

Mind you, I've been pregnant and gained over 50 pounds since then, so the memory of my pre-pregnancy body is somewhat skewed.  I had no idea  I looked like this...

And this.

There are more, but probably not super appropriate for the internets.  Crazy, huh?

Anywho, this is my new motivation.

Until next time! If there is a next time...

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Pinterest Fail

What?  I'm blogging?  Someone pinch me.  

So, yes.  I have returned.  Truly, it has crossed my mind in the last...oh...year,  but I don't feel I have much to contribute to this cyber world.  Not especially talented, insightful, or crafty.  And, Mother knows if I think too hard my brain will seize, so articulate thoughts and careful writing is out of the question.

Life on this side of the computer screen is all about baby Max, making sure I get a workout in, and wondering when I'll shower next.  Plus work in between.  Luckily, I can work in the jamjams in between nursings, dirty diapers that smell like overly buttered movie popcorn, and spit up.  

Have I mentioned how lucky I am to be able to work from home?  So stinking blessed.  


There is one thing I'm sure I do no matter how packed my day is.  

I know, right?  My favs are hair and baking.  We've all seen those hair tutorials that make it look WAY easy to achieve a look that looks like it should take forever.  

Here is one of them.  This photo is what one pinner on Pinterest promises your hair will look like if you simply braid sections of your hair and then flat iron them.  Soooo easy!  Why don't I always style my hair like this?

Oh.  Because this is what really happens.

Ahh. My first pinterest fail.  

Disclaimer**  My mouth doesn't always look that odd.  On top of the weirdo face I'm making, I've got whitening trays in.  

Until next time!  If there is a next time...

Friday, August 31, 2012

Monday, December 5, 2011

Talk About Absent-Minded...

I completely forgot I had a blog. Really and truly, I completely forgot. I just remembered while I was in the shower - most important things come to me while I'm in the shower. Now I'm really excited to go read everyone's blogs that I also forgot existed in the month of November. Merry Christmas to me! Now go post something.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Cabo San Lucas

Alright, people. It's time for me to share my excitement over something that is completely unrelated to a baby. Pictured above is just a small portion of Riu Palace in Cabo San Lucas. This is also where I will be in 10 days from now - in this very pool.

No, really. I'm serious.

Brian was one of the winners of a contest at work and this was the prize - an all inclusive vacation for two to CABO!!! We've actually known about it for over a month now, but when I got the news I was so sick that I didn't even want to think about traveling - especially not in an airplane. And, at that point in the pregnancy, I was so sick that I was convinced I would never come out of it. But lo and behold, a month later and I'm feeling like a million bucks. Well, maybe not a million, but any large sum of money will do. Pretty much all of the nausea has left me over the last couple of weeks, and all the other weirdo side effects of pregnancy have at least softened a bit. So now I'm REALLY excited for a paid-for vacation!

Above is a broader picture of the "palace".

And this is where I'll be sleeping. Well, maybe. There are a few different suites and I have no idea which one we'll be in. This is the most quaint of all the pictures of the rooms I saw online, so I'm assuming this is it. And, if we end up getting one of the more luxurious rooms, I'll just be pleasantly surprised :) However, this looks luxurious enough for me.

This is one of the many eating places in the resort. I plan on visiting ALL of them. I also plan on eating my weight in tropical fruit. And, that's a lot of weight now :)

Said fruit.

This is where I'll be relaxing, or leisurely swimming, while I, again, consume my weight in tropical fruits. This time in the form of slushy drinks.

At least I know the option is there. Not making any promises.

The only problem with this entire vacation is I do not own a maternity swimsuit. Nor do I want to purchase one for this lone event.

Friday, October 28, 2011


Boy! It's a boy! BOY, BOY, BOY! Pretty cool, huh? We went in for the sonogram yesterday morning and found out that there's definitely a small boy in my stomach. He was so stinking cute. I think he's going to be just like me. Speculation? Of course. But, he would stretch all the way out - arms above his head and legs straight out. Then he'd switch positions and put his legs up on the side of my uterus. Then he'd stretch out again and flip over and do the same thing on the other side. He was just moving all around, getting comfy and chillin' just like I do when I'm lounging or in bed. The leg thing is especially familiar.

However, while we were in the sonogram room, Brian became a little antsy to tell his family. And, that was a contagious feeling, so I consented and we ended up forgoing the cupcake idea and just called our families to tell them the news. At the end, Brian said, "But,
we can still eat cupcakes." I thought that was kind of funny.

Now we have to get serious at some point about picking out boy names. It's so hard, though. Brian and I have fundamentally different tastes in names. It just doesn't work. However, there is one name that I'm trying out in the back of my brain for a while to see if I still like it in a week - or a month. Sometimes I really like a name one day, and then dislike it the next. So, we'll see.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Baby cake

I'm going to start out by saying something that is unrelated to the rest of my post today: I love my in-laws. Really and truthfully, I can't even imagine having married into a better family. I even claim my grandparents-in-law as my own.

Okay, now onto business. Pregnancy business. I know, I know - how boring of me to blog about my pregnancy - again. But, alas, it cannot be helped. It's kind of my life right now - more or less. If it makes you feel any better, I don't talk about it very often in real life, nor do I even think about it all that much. In fact, I've been telling myself from day 1 to not get excited about this. So, for the last 18 weeks I've just felt sick, tired, and fat without letting myself really believe there is a baby growing inside of me - despite the sonograms.

This week may prove to be different. We find out the sex of this alleged baby on Thursday morning. If all goes well, I may actually take part in all this baby excitement. We haven't even bought anything yet - that's how closed off I have made myself. I just keep expecting the worst. This pregnancy has been totally normal, so I should have no reason to feel so skeptical, but I am obviously just scarred from the previous miscarriage - even though it was only in the first trimester.

Anyway, enough back story. If all goes well Thursday, we plan on revealing the sex of the baby to our families by backing cupcakes with white cake mix. In just one of the cupcakes I will place a blue or pink M&M in the center. All family members will receive said cupcakes and have to take a bite to find out! The person with the M&M cupcake will get to announce what we're having. At least this is how it works in my mind. I'm assuming baking an M&M into a cupcake will work out. And, hopefully the hard candy shell doesn't get totally absorbed by the chocolate of the M&M. I guess we'll find out.

Side note: I feel like my stomach is larger than it should be at 18 weeks. I guess I don't have much to compare it to. Maybe it's because all I want it sugar. And heavily seasoned french fries. Also, sugar. With some french fries. Ice cream, too, which is sugar plus dairy.