Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Blog Button

So the more and more that I blog, the more and more I LOVE it and I am really starting to think that this could be a permanent thing for me. When I first started blogging I thought "eh, I will just try it out. I am not much of a writer (never kept a diary or anything like that growing up) so I doubt I will actually enjoy blogging" but in reality I do!! It's SUCH a great outlet on life. If I am feeling blue, or overly happy, or just in the mood to just ramble... I can hop on my blog and write it out!

So I have been thinking about making a blog button. That way people can share my blog with anyone, but how do you know when it is time for one? I see them everywhere but those bloggers have like 100+ followers. I have 18 and I love that I am getting some :) I just want to be able to expand my blog and reach out to more people. And with things like Tag Along Tuesday you need a blog button to participate. I love that I met some AMAZING girls though blogging. I love reading other wives/mommies stories and being like "OMGsh I have so totally been there" or reading a story and being so moved that I will literally cry or laugh out loud! Blogging is an AMAZING way to met people and share stories.

So to make a button or to not make a button ... That is the question and could really use some advice from more established bloggers :)

Monday, August 30, 2010

One Week Down

Wow. I cannot believe that it has been a week already since my little man has been home. I know a week doesn't seem like a big deal, but to me it is. He has changed so much already.

Here are somethings about him that I have learned in the fist week that I never want to forget:

His little face has cleared up of his baby acne.
He is more alert and stays awake for longer periods of time.
His eyes are such a pretty blue gray color and I really hope they stay that way.
He smiles ... A LOT. And I know I know, it's just "gas" but it makes my heart melt every time he smiles at me.
He loooooove his Daddy! He will turn his head and look for Hunk every time he hears his voice.
He is VERY good at holding his head up.
He LOVES being swaddled.
It takes him FOREVER to eat... unless he is pissed off lol.
He is a VERY good sleeper, and that makes Momma happy.
His sister is head-over-heals in love with him.
He DOES NOT like having a dirty diaper AT ALL.
He loves to nap on Momma's chest.
He let out his first "coo" and it melted my heart.
He ALWAYS has the hiccups.
He likes to wake up at 3am and stay awake for at least 2hrs from time to time.
He only cries if he is hungry or has a dirty diaper.
He loooooves his soothie binky.
You amaze me more and more every day and I fall more and more in love with you every single day. I am so excited to see who you grow up to become and want you to know that no matter what you do I will always love and support you.

LOVED this SO Much

If anyone else watched the Emmy's last night I am sure you saw the opening number ... It was AMAZING! I am a HUGE Gleek and this just made me that much more excited for the new season to start!! So funny!! If you didn't see it watch it now and if you did see it watch it again b.c it's AMAZING :)

A week ... Already?!?

I am aliiiiiiiiiittle obsessed with this little guy :)

I cannot believe that it has been a week already and he has changed so much.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Getting to Know YOU!

Here are my answers for MannLand5's Getting to Know You questions :)

1. If you accidental nick a car in a parking lot..Do you leave a note or do you get the heck out of there?
I guess it would have to depend on how big this "nick" was. I mean I think we have all bumped into a car with a biggie and scratched some paint off in the process and we don't leave a note. But if it is quite noticeable then yes I would leave a note. Karma can be a b!tch and I would want someone to do the same for me!

2. Love your body or plastic surgery?
Right now, even though I don't LOOOOOOOOVE my body, I know that though exercise and eating right it will get where I want it to b.c it's been there before. I am still young so it's easy to change things I want changed. Now later on in life if I want a nip or a tuck who's to say I won't do it lol

3. What about your favorite blog(s) continues to drive you back?
Relating to them on a personal level. The way they write. How 100% honest they are with their stories. The stories.

4. What percent of your blog is BS just to make your life seem more interesting than it really is?
100% of it! A few of my readers know me in REAL life and I am sure if I were to make something up they would totally call me out on it! Plus, why would you make something up? Your blog is your outlet on your life. There shouldn't be a new to make things up to make yourself seem interesting! Just be yourself :)

5. If you had to give up one type of meat for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Deer & Lamb -- tired it ... HATED it, and never ever have tried it since.

6. How often to you eat out?
As much as I want to say never, that is so untrue. Too much if you ask me. It would have to be like twice a month at least. But now that the baby is here I am on Operation: Get Pre-Baby body back so I will be cutting out eating out!

7. Skinny jeans or boot cut jeans?
Boot cut!!!!!!! I have hips ... Hunk calls them "baby makin hips" and they do not go into skinny jeans!

8. If you caught your spouse cheating would you forgive, divorce, or plan your kill?
OMGoodness this a tough question. I would have to say divorce. He knows how I feel about cheating (i was hurt very very very badly by an a$$ that cheated, and he was burned pretty well by a b!tch so i know neither of us would ever cheat) I wouldn't want to kill him b.c we have kids together but I wouldn't forgive him b.c I don't want the kids to grow up thinking it's okay to cheat b.c you will be forgiven. So yea I would leave his sorry butt if he ever tired something like that on me ;)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

What Would You Be?

If I were a month, I would be May.

If I were a day of the week, I would be Sunday.

If I were a time of day, I would be morning.

If I were the weather, be in the upper 70's, with huge puffy clouds and a gentle breeze.

If I were a direction, I would be South.

If I were a scent, I would be super sweet & light.

If I were a tree, I would be a Cherry Blossom.

If I were a flower, I would be an Orchid.

If I were an animal, I would be a Momma Bear.

If I were a fine bone china, be only alowed to come out on special occasions.

If I were a car, I would be something little that could go fast.

If I were a painting, I would be wild flowers blowing in the wind.

If I were a drink, I would be an ice cold sweet tea.

If I were a fruit, I would be an orange.

If I were a dessert, I would be Red Velvet Cake.

If I were a perfume, I would be Poppy by Coach.

If I were a gemstone, I would be a Sapphire.

If I were a castle, I would be standing for all of time.

If I were a musical instrument, I would be a cowbell.

If I were a sound, I would be a babies laugh.

If I were a song, I would be Time After Time- Cyndi Lauper.

If I were a colour, I would be Pink.

If I were an emotion, I would be compassion.

If I were a taste, I would be a sweet summer strawberry.

If I were a museum, I would be Aery Island in Louisiana.

If I were a country, I would be a good mix of Asian & Cajun.

If I could be anyone, I would be one of my photography idols.

What would you be?

Friday, August 27, 2010

Pulling Weeds

Dictionary.com defines a weed as this:

weed [wid]
1. a valueless plant growing wild, esp. one that grows on cultivated ground to the exclusion or injury of the desired crop.
2. any undesirable or troublesome plant, esp. one that grows profusely where it is not wanted

Now you may be asking why I am blogging about weeds. Well I am not talking weeds as in plants ... I am talking weeds as in people.

I guess with the time approaching of my son being born I was doing so major soul searching of my life; where I am in it and where I would like to be. And one thing that kept coming to mind were people in my life that have held me back or are holding me back from becoming who I really want to be. A weed will kill a beautiful flower, it sucks the life out of it and makes it ugly. I don't want that to happen. I feel like my life is FINALLY on track and getting where I want it, but there is just a few things that need weeded out.

I have a some "weeds" in my life that need pulling, but my questions is how do you do it? It's not like breaking up with someone to where you can be like "Look this isn't working out so how about you go your way and I'll go mine?" How do you "break up" with a someone who isn't a lover? But you know that once this is done your life will finally be on track? UGH --- Has this ever happened to you?

Officially A Party of 4

Well it's official ...
We are now (for real) Armendinger Party of 4 :)

I had Little man Monday evening at 7:52pm

He was 7lbs 9.5oz and 20 1/2in long

Things are PERFECT! He is such a good baby. Little Miss is LOVING being a big sister and has adapted VERY well. I could not feel any more blessed then I have these past few days. Life is amazing, my heart is over full of love & I am feeling SO SO SO GREAT!

I am still working on the birth blog, waiting for the images from the birth so I can post it, but once it's up you should defiantly read it. It was an AMAZING birth and so much better then the one I had with Ainsley. I am still on a "birth high" from it :)

Five for Friday

1. You are now a Daddy to two amazing litte kiddos!

2. You helped me get though the baaaaaaad contractions by simply hold my hand and telling me how amazing I am.

3. The way you look at your little boy and just smile.

4. That you actually helped deliver our son.

5. That you still give Little Miss all the attention that she wants from you so she doesn't feel left out.

Fill in Friday #10

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

1.What secret indulgence do you act on while your spouse is away?
OMG shopping! We get into a lot of fights (unfortunately) when he is gone b.c I don't like sitting in the house and feeling blue when he is gone, so I will go up to Target and buy things that we don't really need, but they make me happy lol.

2.If you were a spice, what would you be?
Red Pepper! Being a Raging Cajun and all ;) Red pepper is a staple in all Cajun cookin' ... It tricks you and makes you think it's not too spicy and then BAM!!! Plus it's red like me haha

3.Where do you go for support when your significant other is deployed?
OMGsh any where and every where!!! We have (thankfully) only been though one so far and I was was a WRECK the first two weeks. The Airman Family Readiness Center was a HUGE help in getting me in touch with other wives going though deployments, I had my very best friend that lived two blocks from my house & my family was AMAZING! I feel like you should NEVER pass up help or even a ear to talk to when you are going though deployments. They suck!

4.What is the oldest thing you own?
My Great Great Great Grandma's rocking chair! My Dad's Momma gave it to me when I had Little Miss :) It's been passed down in our family for generations and I plan on giving it to Little Miss when she has her first baby.

5.How did you vision your future pre-military?
haha, funny story. I grew up an Air Force brat and was DEAD SET on NOT marrying a military man!!! I tried dating civilians and feel head-over-heals for a chef that ripped my heart out like it was nothing ... I then gave up on dating period after that. Then I met Hunk... He was in Tech School when we met, training to work on the plane my Dad flew on and now he has cross trained and does the EXACT SAME JOB my Dad did ... So I kinda really did grow up and marry someone JUST like my Dad.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Welcome to the World!

The day FINALLY came. I really thought I was going to be pregnant forever ... No I am only kidding ;) But I was really happy when inducement day came. It was the strangest feeling waking up that day KNOWING I was going to be in hardcore labor at some point and eventually welcoming Jayce into the world!

I woke up Monday morning around 5am and COULD NOT get back to sleep, I eventually made my way down stairs and decided to watch my DVR'd Big Brother episode from Sunday night. Once it was over, I made my way back up stairs, woke my Momma up and then proceeded to get myself ready for the day. It was SO nice being able to straighten my hair and put make up on... You know get pretty for labor, cause that makes sence ;) haha.

We were supposed to leave the house around 7:25 in order to make it to the sitter for Ainsley, drop her off and then be at the hospital at 8am... Ya that didn't happen haha. We didn't leave till sometime after 7:30 and ended up being a tiny bit late to the hospital. Daniel was (of course) stressed out about getting there late, but I knew it really was not a big deal. I got all checked in at the desk and then the nurse came and took us back. She weighed me ... 195lbs, ew. Then took me into my labor room ... SO much nicer then the room I had with Ainsley. It was HUGE! I got into my nice comfy (and uber sexy I might add) birthing gown, got all hooked up and answered all the "Do you" "Have you" questions, got checked and I was what she called a "tight three". Meanwhile, I was surprised to see that I was actually contracting a little bit and was not feeling a thing. They were kinda all over the place and not the contractions that get you where you need to go, but was good to know my body WAS doing SOMETHING on it's own. So then the nurse got my IV in ... In one stick I might add, THANK GOD ... Started my fluids and the pitocin ... And then the waiting game started ...

Things went a lot slower then I thought they were going to with him. They say that your second baby always comes faster then your first and while yes, he did come in less time then it took me with Ains, I guess I was expecting to have him by late afternoon at the latest!!

They started my poticne

Monday, August 23, 2010

D-Day is Heeeeere!

Ahhhh it's delivery day. This is so crazy to me. It's so strange KNOWING that Little Man will be on his way today. With Little Miss I went a week and a day OVER due! I went into labor on my own the day before we were supposed to induce with her. Well, Little Man has made it VERY clear that he does not want to come on his own. I know I am only 39 weeks preggo and I still have a week till I am "full term" but I am SO DONE with this pregnancy. I am in SO SO much pain and have been the last couple weeks. I can't even walk at times b.c of the pain I have "down there." I am ready for him to be here. I am ready to finally be able to give him kisses and lovin's.

I am so thankful that my Momma was able to make it for today as well. It's like everything fell into place I was SO worried about who was going to watch Little Miss when I went into labor, I was worried about Hunk not being here due to a looming deployment, I was worried my Momma wouldn't make it in time... I know that induction is not the best thing in the world, but for me I works out best b.c I am a planner, I like things to be 110% ready and know what I am getting myself into. So I am very very very thankful that my Doctor is inducing me :)

Well this is the last time I will post as an Armemdinger Party of 3, HOPEFULLY this time tomorrow we will officially be an Armendinger Party of 4 :)

**I PROMISE to post pictures of my handsome little boy as soon as I can :)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

T-12 Hours


Date: August 23, 2010
Time: 8:00 AM
To: Little Man

To the above tenant in possession of below described premises:

I am issuing 12 hour notice for EVICTION. You will have 12 hours in which you can either gather your belongings and promptly vacate the premises, or wait until the final hour. After which, you will be physically removed from the property.

You are being evicted due to breech of contract and destruction of property. Expansions only to the FRONT of the house, within reasonable limits, were discussed. Not only have these limits been exceeded, but additions to the back of the house were also made!

Remodeling and gutting of the home was never approved, nor was changing the initial layout and base structure. And due to property damage, there are now leaks in both the upper AND lower levels of the home. On top of which, the landlord has received numerous complaints about nightly disturbances.

After 12 hours from now that you don't comply with the notice will result in immediate and forceful removal at my discretion.

Thank you for your cooperation

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Just Rambling ...

1. I am so very ready to have this baby. I went into "OMG I HAVE TO CLEAN EVERYTHING" mode yesterday and now my house is CLLLLLLEAN and ready for Little Man to make his appearance :) I am so excited to meet my little man and see what he looks like.

2. My AMAZING hunny was super sweet and got my windows tinted for me :) It's so nice now to not have those cheep sun shades on my windows.

3. We went to the Atlanta airport today to pick up my Momma and while we were there, the USO was there welcoming home soldiers. Every time they entered the baggage claim area they were cheers, whistles, hoots & hollers ... it was kind of amazing to experience! It choked me up and I started to cry a few times. I love seeing family members reunited and to see all the amazing support for our troops still to this day. I love it. Thinking about it right now has me all teary eyed.

4. Right now I am just trying to enjoy my time with Little Miss as an only child. It's crazy to think that by Tuesday I will be a Momma to two little Armendingers. I cannot believe that my baby girl is about to be a big sister ... It is almost bitter sweet to me. I am quiet scared how I am going to be able to manage two. Little Miss is my little shadow and follows me EVERY WHERE. She is 110% a Momma's girl. If I am awake, she is in my lap (or what's left of the lap I have right now). It drives me NUTS sometimes, but then I think about it and I love that she wants/needs me so much. Makes me know that I am doing something right and I am a good Momma :)

5. Few things I am looking forward to after having Little Man...
B. Being able to move at a normaly
C. Bing able to see my feet when I stand or even walk
D. Peeing less
G. No more horrible pain in my groan
H. Being able to sleep (well you know what I mean)

I think that's all I got for ya right now ... I am just loving life so so much right now. Cannot wait to post my birth story and pictures of Little man. Love to you all :)

Friday, August 20, 2010

Five For Friday

1. You had an AWESOME conversation with Little Miss about baby Little Man.
2. You rolled over in bed, put your arm around me, pulled me close, told me you loved me & feel asleep.
3. You have been talking more and more about how excited you are to see Little Miss and wonder what he is going to look like.
4. You went to the gas station to get youself dip, and you brought home a Drumstick for me.
5. You are going to be a Daddy to an amazing little boy by Tuesday

Fill in Friday #9

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

1.If you could be a fugitive from the law for whatever reason, what would your crime be?
I would kidnap my husband, causing him to go AWOL, and go on a MUCH needed get away just the two of us to a tropical island getaway where there would only be us, a house with a huge beautiful bed & a kitchen, then a chef to cook for us whatever we wanted when we wanted it.

2.How long do you think you will be a military family?
We want to be in the full 20. I grew up a military brat, so this lifestyle is really the only thing I know. I love being a military family!

3.What’s your favorite recipe?
Oh hands down my hubby's Korean short ribs! I loooooooove when he makes them, and I would give the recipe away but he doesn't tell a lot of people. It's a secret and honestly I don't 100% know what is in it. But it is DELICIOUS and if you have never had'em I suggest you try some sometime!

4.What would you want your last five words to be when you leave this life?
Woah this is a deep one -- "I had an AMAZING life." I would want everyone to know that I loved my life and didn't regret anything.

5.Where do you hope to retire?
Virginia!!!!!!! My hubby grew up there and took me there when he got back from his first deployment. I fell in LOVE with the area!! It is SO beautiful there. I cannot wait to grow old and grey there with my hubby and have our grand kids running around int he back yard :)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Operation: EVICTION

Well it's official ... If I don't have Little man over the weekend I will be going in to be induced on Monday morning at 8am :)

I am so so so so so so so so happy! I have been in SO much pain the past couple weeks. His little head is so far down that it's actually keeping me from walking at times. Like I can't even lift my foot an inch off the grown without pain in my groan.

I went a week and a day over with his sister and SO did not want that happening this time. So today when I went in for my appt. I told my doctor about the pain (cried a little -- hey it helps), then she checked me and told me I was 2 almost 3cm 50% effaced and his head was still "high". Then she said "So you will be 39wks on Monday ... How about we plan for you to come in and be induced Monday morning at 8am if he doesn't come by then." My jaw hit the floor! UMMMM YES PLEASE! I am so over this pregnancy and so ready for him just to be here!!! She said she has a gut feeling that I will have him before then but it's just nice to know that by Tuesday my little man will be here in my arms :) and I so cannot wait to meet him!

Thursday Five

Mrs. Gambizzle over at Life as Sailor's Girl hosts this cute little Thursday Five where she gives you five words and you have to incorporate them into five things that happened to you over the past week.

This week's words are:

Main Entry: hap·pi·ness
Pronunciation: \ˈha-pē-nəs\
Function: noun
Date: 15th century
1: a pleasurable or satisfying experience

Main Entry: glee
Pronunciation: \ˈglē\
Function: noun
Date: before 12th century
1 : exultant high-spirited joy

Main Entry: ex·u·ber·ant
Function: adjective
1: joyously unrestrained and enthusiastic

Main Entry: proud
Pronunciation: prau̇d
Function: adjective
Date: before 12th century
1: vigorous, spirited

Main Entry: gid·dy
Pronunciation: gi-dē\
Date: 14th century
1: lightheartedly silly

1. Even on my badest days, all my daughter has to do is crawl up next to me, give me a sweet little kiss and tell me she loves me ... Instant happiness.

2. My heart is so full of glee at the fact that soon I will have my little man in my arms.

3. I became exuberant when I found out the hubby took a day off from work this week just to spend time with Little Miss and I.

4. I am one VERY proud momma! Little Miss has been sleeping in panties all week and has not had one accident! :)

5. I get all kinds of giddy when I think about my best friend coming to see me in less then a month!!!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

One Month from Today!!!!!

I am so so so very excited. In exactly one month from today my VERY best friend is coming to see me :) It has been well over a year since we have seen each other and this reunion is MUCH needed.

For one the last time I saw her she has JUST under gone gastric bypass. Since I last saw her, she has lost 100 lbs! AMAZING right? Here is a picture of her before and then her over 4th of July weekend. (PS the other lady in the picture is her Momma aka my second Momma)

Another reason this is a MUCH needed reunion is because she is one of my friends that I sent the care package too. She is going thoguh a VERY hard time right now, and I am SO used to being able to drop whatever I am doing and going chear her up. We used to live two blocks away and were constantly at each other's houses when we lived on Eglin AFB. Then her husband got orders to Cannon, NM and we got torn apart. Her leaving was one of the HARDEST things I have ever gone though! She taught me SO SO much. I know that we will be forever best friends. She is my soul sister. I have never ever had a friend ANYTHING like her.

I cannot wait for her to be here so we can laugh and bull shit like we used to. One thing that I am MOST looking forward to is cooking together again. We cooked together pretty much every single night. It was so strange to not have her cook with me for the longest time, I even avoided cooking things that we loved cooking together for a while b.c I would just break down and cry.

But this reunion is going to be a HAPPY reunion. I am 110% sure that I will bawl when I go to the air port and pick her up, but after that there will only be crying from laughing too hard. I love her so so much and I so cannot wait to see her beautiful face :)

This ... Is ... Hilarious

Hummmm, Interesting

One of the websites I view almost on a daily basis is Baby Center. Not only does it help me keep up with the development of Little Man and Little Miss but they have great info about parenting and a great forum.

Well yesterday I was on and on the home page one of their top stories was Family Horoscopes. Now, before you judge, I am not one of those people that check my horoscope on a daily basis. Hell, I couldn't even tell you the last time I even did check it. But this caught my eye b.c it was talking about how each sign relates with each other. So I decided to check it out ...

First I did Little Miss and I ... I am a Virgo and she is a Leo and this is what it had to say about her and I's relationship:

Bottomless Affection:

Your Leo child is as warm and expressive as you are cautious and reserved. While you tend to hold back, especially with strangers, little Leo is front and center, commanding the crowd's adoration. Prepare to attend more birthday parties and play dates than you might prefer -- your popular child is bound to receive lots of invitations!

Still, remember that your child's bright, courageous exterior belies a sensitive side. She wants you to adore everything about her, and she doesn't take criticism well. Even well-intended advice can feel like sharp barbs of disapproval. And you know you can be a little too exacting at times. Try to remember little Leo's easily dented pride, and when you're doling out discipline, make it clear that your love is still unconditional. That's all she really wants: your bottomless affection. And you're nothing if not utterly devoted to your loved ones.

Now if you really know us in real life you know JUST how accurate this is. She is SUCH a performer. She loves being the center of attention and people are just drawn to her. It's so crazy how much this reminds me of her and I. It will be interesting to see what she is like once she is in school. I love how she can make a friend where ever we go.

I am so very blessed to have a little Leo in my life. She makes me laugh ALL THE TIME and is never ever not being UBER creative. If you have a Leo child in your life I am sure you know exactly what I am talking about :)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Convo with Little Miss

My daughter has just recently turned three and man is she at a fun age :) She can play by herself for hours and never get bored. It's crazy to see how much she understands. My husband and I will ask her questions from time to time just to see what she comes up with off the top of her head.

Here lately we have been asking her about Little Man. The other day she and I were cuddling on the couch, she was resting her head on my stomach when she popped up and yelled:

"Momma, momma, momma ... Baby *J* is coming."

The next day I started having contractions like crazy, and while they have tampered off, it kinda freaked me out.

Well tonight we (Hunk, Little Miss and I) were all in the living room watching TV getting her calmed down for bedtime when we had this convo:

Little Miss: Momma!! We need to go to the store!!
Me: Why baby? It's late at night.
Little Miss: We need to get baby *J* food, he's coming!
Hunk: *A* when is baby *J* coming?
Little Miss: Two days.
Hunk: Ok, so Thurs. when I am flying. What time?
Little Miss: 2:52
Hunk: Okay, how much is he going to weigh?
Little Miss: A car.

Now as much as I do not want him to weigh as much as a car, just hearing how opinionated she is about when he is coming just melts my heart. I love how excited she is about the arrival of her baby brother.

It will be interesting to see when he comes, and I would be super freaked out if he comes Thurs. at 2:52 lol.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Home Inducement ... Epic Fail

So my Momma is in town from Ohio to pick up my youngest sister that has been here for a little over a month now. Well while she was in town I decided to try to kick myself into labor so that she didn't have to drive back down when it does happen.

I tired EVERYTHING and when I say everything ... I mean EVERYTHING! Okay well that's not all true. I didn't try spicy food b.c it would make my gallbladder hurt and I didn't want contractions AND gallbladder pain, that just didn't sound fun to me. But everything else that I could do I did.

One of the main things that I was hoping would work for me was castrol oil. I have heard that if you take it, within hours you will be at the hospital giving birth to your sweet little angel...

Well I guess Little Man is just one stubborn child b.c I took 3 tablespoons at around 5pm on Sat. and nothing .... Then when we got home from dinner I took another 1 1/2 tablespoons and went on a loooooooong walk and still nothing!!!! I didn't even get the horrible poops that every one talks about getting! WTF?!?!

This child is just lovin' life inside my belly and has no desire to come out ... I guess I will just sit back and let him decided when he is done cookin' and ready to grace us with his presents. But I am SO ready to NOT be preggo any more!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Moby Wrap

One baby item that I am really looking forward to getting to try out is my Moby Wrap!! I have been eyeing these since I found out I was preggo. I lucked out and got one off my local bookoo.com for only $20 :)

There are SO many great benefits to the wraps!! I love that I will be able to use it as a nursing cover up, I will be able to keep Little Man close when he is being super fussy, even better bonding between us ... I am just so so so very excited. I think I am just as excited to use it as I am to finally met my little man :)

Have you ever used a Moby? And if so what was your favorite way to wrap your baby and what did you like best about it?

Friday, August 13, 2010

To Breastfed or Not to Beastfed?

So that's the question that has been running NON-stop in my head since I first found out I was preggo with Jayce. You see ... I did NOT have a very good first experience with Ainsley ... You see I called her my little piranha because she would bite me SO hard, like I would bleed EVERY time I tried to feed her. So a week into it, I gave up and SWORE I would NEVER breastfeed again.

Well, since getting pregnant I can't help but feel like if I don't try I will regret it. Every baby is different and if I never give it a chance "What if I could have" would be in the back of my mind for a very very very long time.

So I have decided to give it another go. I am older and have more patience. I don't have as much going on as I did when I had Ainsley. Plus even if I can't do it once again, knowing that I tried and gave it a shot will make me feel A LOT better as a mom then not trying at all. So wish me luck :) Hopefully I will be able to do it this time!

Fill in Friday #8

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

1.What is ONE thing you’d like civilians to understand about being a military family?
How hard it is to REALLY be away from your loved ones. It drives me insane when I see my civilian friends saying how much they miss their man when he just walked out the door to go to work and will be home later that night ... UGH! That is such a soap box for me that I would get on a rampage about lol.

2.What is your favorite mistake?
Hands down the weekend of Oct. 20th 2006. It was the first weekend Dan and I got to spend alone. My Dad and Step Mom had a wedding to go to and I couldn't get out of work for it. So Hunk had the great idea of coming over all weekend and "Playing House." Well us "playing house" let to a BFP about two months later ... And nine months later we got Little Miss :) And she is the best "mistake" that has EVER happened to me!!

3.What indulgence could you give up for a year?
Chocolate. I am not a HUGE fan of it like most people so I think that's the one thing that would be easiest thing for me to give up -- haha.

4.If you could be a winged animal, what would you be?
Flamingo :) They are my favorite animal!!!

5.What is one question you’d like to see asked in a future MFF?
What is your favorite thing to make for dinner? I would love to see what other people like to cook so that it gives me ideas for new things to try out :)

Five for Friday

1. That you actually sat and watched So You Think You Can Dance with me, asked me questions and seemed to be really into my favorite show.
2. While we were, once again, talking about the lingering 9 month deployment we are facing, you actually cried and got emotional about leaving me and the kids behind.
3. While I was crying, you rubbed my hair and sang "our song" in a goofy voice and made me laugh.
4. You vacuumed the stairs for me :)
5. You danced around the living room with Little Miss and made a complete fool of yourself just to make her laugh<3

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Need a Smile?

OH MY GOODNESS ... The guy in this video is HILARIOUS!! He really just made my day. If you have never seen this it is really so so funny and you NEED to watch!!

Thursday Five

Mrs. Gambizzle over at Life as Sailor's Girl hosts this cute little Thursday Five where she gives you five words and you have to incorporate them into five things that happened to you over the past week.

This week's words are:

1. I was ecstatic when I woke up on Wednesday and felt like I had enough energy to clean my ENTIRE house! It now feels so so so good to know that it's done and all I have to do is keep up with it so it's not a mess when we bring baby *J* home!

2. I am looking forward to my BESTEST friend being here in a little over a month. We haven't seen each other in well over a year and this is a MUCH needed reunion for the BOTH of us. I just know we are going to have a gay-ole-time while she is here :)

3. I was sooooo giddy when Little Man crib set came in yesterday. I love love LOVE it and cannot wait to get his crib all set up with it. Oh did I mention it has an owl on it ... Eeeeek! I am OBSESSED with owls!!

4. I am so very happy to know that if baby *J* doesn't come by the time I am 39 weeks I will be scheduled to get induced on my due date (Aug. 30th) which means I won't go over like I did with his sister ... I went a week and a day late with her -- UGH!

5. Having everything starting to fall into place and get done around the house has me feeling VERY content. It's a HUGE weight off my shoulders now that everything is getting DONE. I have been VERY stressed out the past couple weeks.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Califorina Dreamin'

So this is kinda a continuation of the blog where I talked about Hunk going away for a year.

Hunk and I have been talking A LOT about this whole issues since the day he broke the news on me. He keeps telling me that things still aren't for sure but I am the kinda person that wants to be prepared for things like this so that when it happens I don't hit rock bottom. I like to hit rock bottom now, and then build myself up to get strong so that when it does happen I am ready for it and can tackle it head on.

We are at the point where we either volunteer for him to go or wait for him to get told to do. And people have already started being told to go. I would rather KNOW when he is going then be surprised. We are trying to figure out a good time for him to go. It sucks but it's kinda like we can't avoid it ya know ...

Well then there's more ... The more we talk about it the more I realize how much Hunk is actually REALLY excited about it. It's a REALLY good chance for him to get a head of the game kinda thing ... Can't really say more then that ... But the thing is, he is considering once he is home, actually staying with the plane and switching planes and going work on this one.

So if he decides to do this... we will be moving to California. Yes you read right ... CALIFORNIA. All the way across the country. Away from ALL our family. CRAZINESS!!! Am I excited? Kinda. Am I scared crapless? More then you could know. But you should see his face light up when he talks about working on this plane. He really seems excited about it. And I have told him since I met him that I will love, support and follow him no matter what.

Still nothing his set in stone, but just trying to keep everyone up to date on where we stand with this whole issue. Hopefully I will know something soon. Because lord knows I am ready to know what is going to happen!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Smile Smile Smile, Be Happy

Well I am officially 38 weeks! I had my appt. today and sadly I have not changed any since last week :( Boo! I am so over being pregnant. I am sore, swollen, moody, sleep deprived, HOT ... I could keep going. I am just ready for Little Man to be here already.

I talked to my doctor today and she told me that if I haven't had him by the time I am 39 weeks she will schedule me to be induced on my due date :) So that makes me a tiny bit happier. I went a week and a day over with Little Miss and I SO do not want to do that with him. He's running out of room and it's really starting to hurt every time he moves. I keep telling him that there is TONS of room out here in the world and if he would just come out he would have plenty of room to stretch out and wiggle around ;) ... But I don't think he listens.

Here is my 38 weeks bump picture ... PS I am going though my "I kinda like my hair curly/wavy" stage ... It is SO much easier to just let it do it's own thing then stand there for 20-30 mins trying to straighten it ... lol.

And then here is my baby ... I mean big girl ... givin' baby *J* some lovins. She really does love her baby brother already. I hope it continues once he is actually here. She had been EXTREMELY clingy to me these last couple weeks!! All she wants to do is sit in my EXTREMELY small lap and it's SO uncomfortable. I think she knows that something big is about to happen. It's cute, but can be a tiny bit annoying at times.

I am happy to announce that my two girls friends that I sent the care packages too got them today ... I still am baffled that they both got them at the same time seeing as Florida is only 5hrs away and New Mexico is 26hrs away, but I digress. They both LOVED them and it made their day which makes me feel SO good that I could just make them happy!

Here is a picture that one of them took of everything in the box ... I didn't get a chance to before I sent it so I am happy one of them did :). The only different between the two was this one has a penguin and the other had a pink stuffed bear.

Well that is all I got for ya on this lovely Tuesday evening. I hope you all have a GREAT week and remember to Smile, Smile, Smile, Be happy even though the rough moments in life :)

Monday, August 9, 2010

A Good Whoops :)

So this morning Little Miss comes into our room around 7:15am like she does every morning to wake me up and tell me she's hungry. I (still have asleep) pick her up and lay her next to me and we cuddle so I have time to wake up before heading downstairs to make her breakfast. We lay together for a good 15mins before she will pop up and tell me that she wants to go downstairs. I then crawl out of bed and head to empty my bladder.

Well today she follows me in there and tells me "Momma I have to pee too. I'll go after you." Well this confuses me because she gets a diaper put on at night since we have been too chicken to potty train her though the night. (She is in panties all day, even during nap time, but before bed Dan puts a diaper on her.) So I look at her pajama shorts and it doesn't look bulky like there is a diaper under them... "*A* do you have a diaper on?" I ask her. "No, I have panties." She lifts the bottom of her short and yep sure enough ... She slept in panties!!!!

At this moment I am kinda freaking out worried she might have had an accident ... I go and check the bed ... Dry as a bone :) ... So I go back into the bathroom, sit her on the big potty (she normally uses a little potty) and she pees :) Talk about a proud Momma moment!!!

So because Hunk forgot to put a diaper on her he night before she slept though the whole night in panties and had ZERO accidents!! She trained us -- haha. Will this happen again? Probably not, but the fact that she did it makes me so so so proud!!! We may try it again tonight, but my sister is still her and her and Little Miss sleep together at night so I don't want Little Miss to have an accident with *G* in bed with her. We were planning on waiting till *G* goes back to Ohio to finish fully potty training. But I am so very happy that the first time she sleeps in panties the whole night she didn't have one single accident!! YAY for Little Miss<3

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