Friday, July 30, 2010

Five for Friday

1. That you were excited at the thought your little boy was on his way into the world.
2. That you have been working all day, then coming home and taking care of the house since I am not supposed to be doing anything.
3. You let me sleep the day away since my pain pills make me very sleepy.
4. How your face lit up when you saw Little Miss tumble for the first time.
5. Your laugh.

Fill in Friday #6

Here are my answers for Wife of a Sailor's Fill in Friday questions :)

1.What is your spouse’s best feature?
Oh my gosh defiantly the sexy cocky cute smile he gets and tries to hide. When I do something stupid or prove him wrong at something he gets this little smile that just makes me melt! Just thinking about it right now makes me get butterflies in my belly.

2.Mild, Medium or Hot sauce?
Mild for sure. I am not really a fan of "hot sauce". I was born in Louisiana so I am a Tabasco sauce kinda girl :)

3.What is the worst uniform you had to wear for a job?
Any uniform you have to wear to a fast food restaurant is the worst!! Always overly cheesy and never made to deal with the heat or all the running around you have to do. Ugh - I hated working fast food ... Can you tell?

4.You have invisible powers… where is the first place you would go?
Hummm this a tough one... I think I would just follow my husband around and mess with him. Make things fall around him, open and close doors, throw things at him ... I think I could have a lot of fun if I did that!! hehe

5.What’s left on your “to do” list for this summer?
Number 1 on my to do list is pop a kid out and I cannot tell you how ready I am for this baby to come. The heat is ridiculous and I am sick of being swollen and sweaty! So yea, that's the main thing that I have left on my "to do" list.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Dear Baby *J*


That is all,

Love Mom

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Gotta Little Captin in Me

Now before you think you go and judge let me just explain what kinda captain I am talkin' about ...

You see I know I am supposed to be eating a "bland" diet but I just cannot get though the day without at least two HUGE bowls of Captain Crunch cereal! It is my kryptonite ... It is the one thing that I am truly craving and cannot get past. I love it ... I need it ... I GOTTA HAVE IT!

I know I sound like one of those crazy pregnant women, but this is like the only craving I have had since I got preggo!! In the beginning the ONLY thing I could eat was PB&J or spaghetti ... They were the only thing that would not make me sick, so I feel like I am depriving myself of something good if I don't eat at least a bowl of this AMAZINGLY-AWESOME-OH SO YUMMY cereal!

I guess this blog is just to help justify to myself that I am not doing anything wrong ... But it was too good not to share ;)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Yesterday was a rough one for me!! I woke up in HORRIBLE pain that I thought were contractions ... but were not. Of course it had to end up happening on a day that my hubby was flying so being the strong headed person I am, I tried to just push though it and get though the day with the pain till he got home.

As the day went on the pain got worse and WORSE. When he finally got home it was literally unbearable! It was so bad that it was making me sweat and shake. I finally broke down and called my doctor to see what I should do. I told her that the pain was in my upper abdominal and was constant ... as in NO break from the pain. She told me to go into L&D. Which at that point I start freaking out ...

I am only 36 weeks peggo as of today, I am not ready for this baby to come and now every single worst case scenario is going though my head. So I called a friend of mine to come keep an eye on the girls and off the hubby and I went to the hospital.

**Side note: I never realized how bumpy the roads are until I feel every single one and it is like a knife to my stomach every time we hit one ... UGH - Worst car ride EVER!

So we get to L&D and I swear it took 2 hours to get checked in before we could even go back. I am sitting there crying b.c it hurts so much and the questions just keep coming ... "Do you work" ... "What's a good phone number ..." yadda yadda yadda ... Woman I just want to go back and figure out what the hell is going on with me ...

When we finally get back and get all hooked up, the "fun" starts *rolls eyes* ... The nurse comes in and asks me questions ... Then tells me that it's either my appendix or my gallbladder ... Grrrrrrrrrrrrreat I think. Of course it is. This has been my pregnancy from HELL so of course it has to be something serious. Then my doctor comes ... And pokes my stomach -- OUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCH! I don't think I have felt that much pain all at once ... EVER! She tells me the same thing ... Appendix or gallbladder ... They are going to run some labs, get an ultra sound, and keep me over night. Not what I wanted to here. Oh and if it is the appendix it will be coming out ... TOMORROW! OMGsh ... how am I going to push a kid out of me while trying to recover from surgery is the first thought that goes though my mind! I don't want this to happen ...

Turns out it's my gallbladder -- THANK GOD ... not good news but better then it being my appendix!! So long story short, I will be getting my gallbladder removed after my 6 week check up ... And I have decided that there will be NO MORE babies for the Armendinger's after this one. I have had my fair share of worry, stress, pain, heartbreak and I am just done. We have our little girl and a soon to be little boy and I think that I am perfectly happy with that :)

Friday, July 23, 2010

All I Wanna Do Is ...


I have no idea what is going on, but I think my body is starting to get ready for labor. I get GREAT sleep every single night (thank god) but it seems like it's never enough. I just want to go into hibernation and sleep until it's time for me to push this baby out!! And what is crazy is I was SO not this way the last month with Little Miss! I had SO much energy with her!! I mean look, here is a picture of me A WEEK BEFORE I HAD HER playing put-put ...

And we did that almost EVERY night!! But now I just want to go and sleep the next month away :( ... I feel bad because Little Miss and my little sister have cabin fever SO bad and want to get out of the house and do stuff but I just don't have the energy. Plus not to mention, we are in the middle of a MASSIVE heat wave ... Today the heat index is 110+ ... AYKM?!?!?!?! I am so over the heat and so ready for it to be fall ... But that is another post for another day ;) ... The point is I am tired ... and it sucks. haha.

Fill in Friday

Here are my answers for Wife of a Sailor's Fill in Friday questions :)

1.Besides the horizontal mambo, what do you miss most when your spouse is deployed?
I miss hearing the door open at 3:30 every day and hearing Little Miss get excited and run to the door screaming "Daddy!!", I miss just sitting on the couch and cuddling watching our fav. shows together, I miss his cute little smile that he gets and tries to hide, I miss his smell, I miss him leaving clothes on the floor, I miss our weekly trips to Target, I miss him telling me how good my cooking is ... I miss EVERYTHING when he is gone!

2.What do you miss least?
Nothing!! I even miss all the annoying things that he does when he is gone. Like his alarm going off every morning, fighting over keeping the TV off when we go to bed at night, him playing PS3 all till the sun comes up on the weekends... There is really NOTHING that I do not miss when he is gone, b.c that is what makes him, him and I just want him here with me!

3.You only get three crayons to finish your picture… which three do you choose and why?
Brown, green and blue ... Because I would draw a big pretty tree and a bright blue sky with clouds :) That picture would make me HAPPY, haha

4.If you could have your own fragrance, what would it be called?
OMGoodness this is a hard one ... Spring Breeze and it would smell like freshly bloomed Cherry Blossom trees!

5.If the shoes make the man (or woman), what do your shoes say about you right now?
Well right now I am bare foot so I guess it says that I don't care too much about shoes? If I could be bare foot the rest of my life I would be happy :) But the outside world is NASTY so when I do got out I wear VERY comfy shoes, but they are off the second I am back inside my house lol.

Five for Friday

I love ...

1 you get on the floor and play with Little Miss and my little sister.
2 ...that you put your face right up on my belly and talk to Little Man.
3 always know when I am upset, and I don't have to tell you.
4 let me sleep the day away.
5 ...don't complain when I don't feel well enough to cook dinner.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

You Capture: Black & White

So I have been looking for fun things to do on a weekly basis with this blog and I came across You Capture Thursday through Household 6 Diva's Photography link and it seems like a neat thing to try out!! So I am going to start **attempting** to do this weekly. But don't quote me on that one ;)


So this weeks challenge is Black and White and I knew the exact pictures I wanted to use ...

My youngest sister is visiting me from Ohio to help me out with Little Miss before baby *J* comes :) She has been SUCH a big help!! Her and Little Miss get along SO well and I really see them being life long friends. (I could even see them being in each other's weddings ... of course that is many many MANY years from now, but that is just the bond that I see happening between them.)

Anyways ... So I took them to the park on base and there were TONS of dragonflies. So being the kids that they are ... They were on a mission to catch one :) Let's just say they didn't get any ... The sound of the dragonfly's wings would scare them and they would then let the dragonfly go ... But it was SO cute to watch them try to get them!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Let the Picture do the Talking...

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

5 Weeks to Go!

Oh my goodness, where has the time gone?!?! Today I am 35 weeks preggo with baby *J* and I just cannot believe how fast this pregnancy has gone by. I am in awe that in just 5 short weeks I will be holding my little man! I cannot wait to see what he looks like, all his little toes and fingers, just how much hair he has, how big he is... I am really hoping he comes slightly early or on time and not a week late like his older sister!

These past few weeks have been rough! Heartburn is RIDICULOUS and it seems like Pepcid doesn't control it all the way like it did for a while!! I swear I can eat a bottle of Tums in two days!!! I am to the stage where it hurts ... EVERYTHING hurts. It hurts to stand...It hurts to sit. It hurts to walk...It hurts to move in general!! I can't sleep well at night, I am moody and lash out at my poor husband. I am so over the heat! If I could walk around naked the rest of my pregnancy I would happily do it! I know in the end it will all be worth it ... When I see my sweet baby boy's face all the bad memories will go away and I will love him and for a split second think "Hey, that wasn't so bad!"

I honestly think that I am done having babies after this one. With all the stress leading up to this one in the weeks to come I don't think I want to go though it again. Hunk is going on a two week TDY from Aug. 1-14 and hello my due date is Aug. 24!!!!! I love my husband and I fully support his career in the air force but sometimes it really peeves me off to no end! I plan on doing nothing but sitting on my couch those two weeks with my legs TIGHTLY closed! I just pray I DO NOT go into labor while he is gone! That is like worst case scenario for me right now!!

I have this feeling that I will have him Aug. 20th ... I don't know why but my gut is telling me that the 20th is going to be a big day. Not getting my hopes up but it would be neat if it happened that way :o) I am just so anxious for him to be here and for our family to be complete. I will have my little girl and my little man!! Eeeek, can I just fast forward time.... Please?!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Making of a Military Wife

A good friend, and fellow blogger, Jessica of Justagirl and Her Officer posted this amazing poem about military wives. When I read it, it instantly made me cry. It's so crazy to think about just how much military wives go though for their men! Trust me I would not trade my life for anything. I love being a air force spouse. I love supporting my husband through all the trials that the air force throws at us. And yes sometimes it is VERY hard times, but we always come out on top and our relationship is so much stronger!! I have heard so many times from my civilian girl friends that I am so strong and they don't know how I do it, but to me it's life. There is nothing that I can do to change it so I just have to suck it up, put a smile on my face and move forward. This is the life that I chose and I love it.

Anyways ... I am rambling ... I wanted to share the poem with you. That was the point of this blog I swear! LOL. I hope you love it and it moves you just as much as it did me!

Making of a Military Wife
Author: Unknown

When the good Lord was creating Wives, he was into his sixth day of overtime.

An angel appeared and said, "You're having a lot of trouble with this one. What's wrong with the standard model?"

And the Lord replied, "Have you seen the specs on this order? She has to be completely independent, but must be sponsored to get on post; have the qualities of both father and mother during deployments; be a perfect hostess to 4 or 40; run on black coffee; handle emergencies without a manual; be able to handle flu, birthdays and moves around the world; have a kiss that can cure anything from a child's torn Valentine to a husband's weary day; have the patience of a saint when waiting for the Unit to return home; and have six pairs of hands."

The angel shook her hand slowly and said, "Six pairs of hands... no way!"

And the Lord answered, "Don't worry, we'll make other military wives to help. Besides it's not the hands that are causing the problem, it's the heart. It must swell with pride in her husband, sustain the ache of separations, beat on soundly when it's too tired to do so and be large enough to say, "I Understand" when she doesn't, and 'I love you' regardless."

"Lord," said the angel, touching his sleeve gently. "Come to bed... finish this tomorrow!"

"I can't," said the Lord. "I'm so close to creating something unique. Already I have one who heals herself when she's sick, can feed three unexpected guests who are stuck in the area due to bad weather, and can wave good-bye to her husband, from a pier, off a runway and understand that it is important to his country that he leaves."

The angel circled the model of the military wife very slowly. "It's too soft," she sighed.

"But tough," said the Lord excitedly. "You cannot imagine what this woman can do or endure."

"Can it think?"

"Can it think? It can convert 1400 to 2 p.m."

Finally, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek. "There's a leak," she pronounced. "I told you that you were trying to put too much into this model."

"It's not a leak," said the Lord. "It's a tear."

"What's it for?" asked the angel.

"It's for joy. Sadness. Disappointment. Pain, loneliness and pride!"

"You are a genius," sighed the angel.

The Lord looked somber and replied, "I didn't put it there."

Friday, July 16, 2010

5 Simple Rules for Happiness:

1. Free your heart from hatred.

2. Free your mind from worries.

3. Live simply.

4. Give more.

5. Expect Less.

I really need to start...


I swear this is the start of a ton more blogs to come!! It might not be every day ... heck it might not be every week, but I promise that I *will* start blogging more.

I come across things all the time and say to myself "I need to share that" and never do. I could kick myself ... But this is a new start and I will I will I will start blogging :o)

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