Monday, August 25, 2008

Scary and Funny!

Ok so this is very random but it was just that kind of night. Here are some pictures from this week. First the number one reason I never step foot onto our deck. Second the cutest dog you have ever seen. Also not very fond of clothes on her. Ok that is about it hope everyone is having a great week.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Virginia has company.

Well, it looks like Virginia is going to have some company. My sister Susan found out Wednesday that her and her husband Joe are having a baby girl. She was not too thrilled at first because she had her heart set on having a boy. But after awhile, she did get excited. I mean, because girls are just plain cool and rock! And I mentioned to her that I will be able to give her some hand-me-downs since our girl is due Sept. 25th and hers is Jan. 18th. And, on top of that, we will both hopefully have some kick butt softball players.  

But I do need to remind my sister that the first girl is always much cuter and way cooler then the second granddaughter. Sorry, I couldn't help but pick. But to end this entry, my sister does need some help with ideas for girl names. So please, fill my comment box with suggestions!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

First Child Preparation Class

Well today Reiggin and I went to our first Child Preparation Class. I was super excited about going today just because I was ready to start getting more information about the labor and delivery of the baby. I only have 6 weeks left so more and more I am thinking about the delivery day and what to expect.  There were about 8 couples in our class. All the couples were very different. There was one very immature couple which just made me crack up laughing. At one part in the class we were passing around tools that the doctor could use to help bring the baby out. And this one tool was a vacuum that the doctor attaches to the babies head and will help the mother by adding pressure and pulling along with her. Well this idiot guy actually attaches it to the girls arm but can't get it off her arm. Of course it starts to really hurt the girl and finally the teacher got the vacuum off and it left a huge red hicky on the girl's arm.  I would have had to smack him silly if I were her. Thankfully, Reiggin behaved just fine through the whole class. Which I was just glad he managed to stay awake.  But overall the class was informative. I learned that the placenta is quite nasty and large. Learned about the mucus plug. And that I could develop a brown line down my stomach the further along I get.  I also learned about the pain relief medication that I would like to have and ones I will not be taking. And I did get some relief learning that the epidural is not as painful as I had thought in my head. I already knew about the possible chance of tearing or the doctor having to cut which still weirds me out.  I was kind of disappointed that we didn't do much relaxation exercises and we didn't get down in the floor like you see on TV.  We have one more class next Saturday and then it is just a waiting game for Virginia's arrival. 

Also, to finish off the day, I went to the Prickly Pear, a Mexican restaurant, with my two sisters, Lisa and Susan.  It was quite fancy. We got some appetizers and one of them was guacamole. It was really cool -- the waitress came to the table and made the guacamole right at the table. All the food was great.  And presentation was a ten.  We all walked away full.  We headed back to Lisa's house for some girl talk and a couple of episodes of Jon and Kate Plus 8 and some show that is the female version of the Dog Whisperer.  Needless to say, the whole day was a blast and it was great hanging out with my sisters.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Oh Yeah Chick Flicks!



I must say, I love my movies. I have been known for liking pretty much anything. Which, in some eyes, can be good and bad. But I think I have great taste in movies, the only exception I can think of, which I know Reiggin will bring up, is The Fountain. That movie was just plain strange.  And there have been a few no name rentals that turned out to be duds. But I can't help myself.  I love watching no name movies and taking that chance of them being good or bad. But my biggest love is chick flicks and, of course, the good old romance movies which technically could still be considered chick flicks. My best friend Lisa Harland has always been my movie partner for all the good chick flicks and Disney movies. But sadly she has moved all the way across the country to California so I am left searching for a new movie partner. Because, truthfully, there are just some movies that I cannot bribe Reiggin to go see.

Two in mind that are coming out that I am just so excited about that it makes me jump for joy are The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 and High School Musical 3. Both are awesome movies but there is no way Reiggin is going to see either one with me. Even though, let me point out, I am carrying his first born.  But my good friend Lisa sent me a link to HSM3 that was just great.  I caught myself singing and dancing.  Also, I found out that they are making a 3D Step Up 3 movie. Not sure when this will be coming out but you better believe I will be seeing that one also. But for now I will just have to deal with the fact Lisa is in California and find that lucky someone that loves chick flicks just as much as me.

Extra note, I have just found out that Reiggin will go see High School Musical 3 with me so all is well. I am super excited! He knows he will so be singing and dancing with me at this movie.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Found my way

Ok so this may not seem like a big deal to many. But Tuesday I had a doctor's appointment and
I was determined to not take the interstate. Like I usually do since I don't know the shorter way
that goes though downtown Troutman. Yeah I know stop laughing Troutman is not very big I
know. But as many of you know, well mostly Lisa Harland knows I am directionally challenged.
I mean I have been known to get lost in my own hometown that I grew up in for 25 years. Directions
and me have never been very good friends. I mean you can give me detailed directions street names and
all and I will find a way to get lost. But not today I was so proud that I made it all the way though downtown
with all its twists and turns and arrived even early to the doctors appointment. Which was also amazing since
I didn't really get up at the time I should have. Mornings and me are also not very big friends. Which should be
really interesting when the baby is here and we are going to have to be getting up all hours of the night and in
the early hours of the morning. Be praying for me and my beauty sleep.

Monday, August 11, 2008

8 months, here I am

Well, as promised, here is my 8 month picture. Still going strong, but definitely getting the waddler down pat. Also, bending over now is an exercise for me. It is kind of crazy to think we only have about 6 weeks til my due date. We are both excited and the next couple of weeks are going to be packed with classes and showers. So I am sure the time is going to fly by.

This past weekend I got some house cleaning done. I am getting better at keeping things in order. Well I am sure Reiggin would say my organizational skills still need work. He keeps saying our kitchen cabinets are crazy. Which I agree things are just everywhere and is hard to find pots and things when you need them. But I do try to vacuum and swiffer the floors every Saturday. Also, I try to clean the bathrooms. I am definitely amazed now at how much my mom gets done every Saturday now. It was super funny this Saturday as I was vacuuming, I noticed Sadie is not a huge fan of the vacuum. She basically stayed on the front door mat and kept a close eye on me and the vacuum. Reiggin says Sadie is not scared of the vacuum but more so of not knowing what I am doing with the vacuum. So I got the house mostly cleaned for Sunday night's big dinner party.

It was a blast. Donnie and Meredith, two of Reiggin's friends who just recently got married out in Washington state, came over for dinner. I did some last minute cleaning as Reiggin battled it out in the kitchen cooking up an amazing meal. We had onion chicken (my mom's recipe), mac and cheese, and green beans and new potatoes. Also, for dessert, Reiggin made some gooey toffee bars that were to die for.  After dinner we all just hung out and talked and played some Guitar Hero. All in all, our first dinner party went smooth. Oh, one last thing... I love dinner parties but not cleaning all the dishes afterwards. Ok well, til next time.




Saturday, August 9, 2008

33 Weeks. Time Flies.


     Hey Everyone! Yep you read right I am now at 33 weeks. I cant believe it either. It seems like just yesterday I was taking in the whole idea of being pregnant. Now I only have seven weeks or more until Virginia is here. 
     Here is a picture of me at seven months, I am about to take my eighth month picture. So Lisa Harland, don't worry, it is coming. But I can't complain... everything has been going smooth. Other than my belly expanding at a nice rate, I have had no real issues. I just don't look forward to my belly button turning into a outie. They are just gross.  Sorry to all of you out there with one. 
     But next week we have our first child birth class. I am super excited.  I can't wait to see what all we learn.  Also, I am just excited because I get to go out to dinner with my sisters that night also. 
     A major to do on my list is to get the nursery room all cleaned and decorated in time. My only other concern is that I want to be some what prepared to be a great mom. I know you learn as you go but I don't want to hurt my baby in the first week because of my ignorance. I know I am just being stupid. But that is about all for now.  I hope everyone is having a great weekend and I will catch you later.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Welcome Sadie!!

Well I am glad to say that our home is almost complete now. Today, Reiggin finally went to get our dog Sadie from his parent's house. They had been so kind to keep Sadie while we got settled in at our new home. But it is great to have Sadie back. She is a awesome dog and wel-trained. We gave her the grand tour and then she popped down with us to watch some HGTV and Army Wives. Here are a few cute pictures of Sadie trying out her new bed. I am sure I will have more cute pictures in the future. I can't wait to see what Sadie thinks of the next addition to the family, Virginia.



Monday, August 25, 2008

Scary and Funny!

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Ok so this is very random but it was just that kind of night. Here are some pictures from this week. First the number one reason I never step foot onto our deck. Second the cutest dog you have ever seen. Also not very fond of clothes on her. Ok that is about it hope everyone is having a great week.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Virginia has company.

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Well, it looks like Virginia is going to have some company. My sister Susan found out Wednesday that her and her husband Joe are having a baby girl. She was not too thrilled at first because she had her heart set on having a boy. But after awhile, she did get excited. I mean, because girls are just plain cool and rock! And I mentioned to her that I will be able to give her some hand-me-downs since our girl is due Sept. 25th and hers is Jan. 18th. And, on top of that, we will both hopefully have some kick butt softball players.  

But I do need to remind my sister that the first girl is always much cuter and way cooler then the second granddaughter. Sorry, I couldn't help but pick. But to end this entry, my sister does need some help with ideas for girl names. So please, fill my comment box with suggestions!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

First Child Preparation Class

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Well today Reiggin and I went to our first Child Preparation Class. I was super excited about going today just because I was ready to start getting more information about the labor and delivery of the baby. I only have 6 weeks left so more and more I am thinking about the delivery day and what to expect.  There were about 8 couples in our class. All the couples were very different. There was one very immature couple which just made me crack up laughing. At one part in the class we were passing around tools that the doctor could use to help bring the baby out. And this one tool was a vacuum that the doctor attaches to the babies head and will help the mother by adding pressure and pulling along with her. Well this idiot guy actually attaches it to the girls arm but can't get it off her arm. Of course it starts to really hurt the girl and finally the teacher got the vacuum off and it left a huge red hicky on the girl's arm.  I would have had to smack him silly if I were her. Thankfully, Reiggin behaved just fine through the whole class. Which I was just glad he managed to stay awake.  But overall the class was informative. I learned that the placenta is quite nasty and large. Learned about the mucus plug. And that I could develop a brown line down my stomach the further along I get.  I also learned about the pain relief medication that I would like to have and ones I will not be taking. And I did get some relief learning that the epidural is not as painful as I had thought in my head. I already knew about the possible chance of tearing or the doctor having to cut which still weirds me out.  I was kind of disappointed that we didn't do much relaxation exercises and we didn't get down in the floor like you see on TV.  We have one more class next Saturday and then it is just a waiting game for Virginia's arrival. 

Also, to finish off the day, I went to the Prickly Pear, a Mexican restaurant, with my two sisters, Lisa and Susan.  It was quite fancy. We got some appetizers and one of them was guacamole. It was really cool -- the waitress came to the table and made the guacamole right at the table. All the food was great.  And presentation was a ten.  We all walked away full.  We headed back to Lisa's house for some girl talk and a couple of episodes of Jon and Kate Plus 8 and some show that is the female version of the Dog Whisperer.  Needless to say, the whole day was a blast and it was great hanging out with my sisters.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Oh Yeah Chick Flicks!

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I must say, I love my movies. I have been known for liking pretty much anything. Which, in some eyes, can be good and bad. But I think I have great taste in movies, the only exception I can think of, which I know Reiggin will bring up, is The Fountain. That movie was just plain strange.  And there have been a few no name rentals that turned out to be duds. But I can't help myself.  I love watching no name movies and taking that chance of them being good or bad. But my biggest love is chick flicks and, of course, the good old romance movies which technically could still be considered chick flicks. My best friend Lisa Harland has always been my movie partner for all the good chick flicks and Disney movies. But sadly she has moved all the way across the country to California so I am left searching for a new movie partner. Because, truthfully, there are just some movies that I cannot bribe Reiggin to go see.

Two in mind that are coming out that I am just so excited about that it makes me jump for joy are The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 and High School Musical 3. Both are awesome movies but there is no way Reiggin is going to see either one with me. Even though, let me point out, I am carrying his first born.  But my good friend Lisa sent me a link to HSM3 that was just great.  I caught myself singing and dancing.  Also, I found out that they are making a 3D Step Up 3 movie. Not sure when this will be coming out but you better believe I will be seeing that one also. But for now I will just have to deal with the fact Lisa is in California and find that lucky someone that loves chick flicks just as much as me.

Extra note, I have just found out that Reiggin will go see High School Musical 3 with me so all is well. I am super excited! He knows he will so be singing and dancing with me at this movie.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Found my way

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Ok so this may not seem like a big deal to many. But Tuesday I had a doctor's appointment and
I was determined to not take the interstate. Like I usually do since I don't know the shorter way
that goes though downtown Troutman. Yeah I know stop laughing Troutman is not very big I
know. But as many of you know, well mostly Lisa Harland knows I am directionally challenged.
I mean I have been known to get lost in my own hometown that I grew up in for 25 years. Directions
and me have never been very good friends. I mean you can give me detailed directions street names and
all and I will find a way to get lost. But not today I was so proud that I made it all the way though downtown
with all its twists and turns and arrived even early to the doctors appointment. Which was also amazing since
I didn't really get up at the time I should have. Mornings and me are also not very big friends. Which should be
really interesting when the baby is here and we are going to have to be getting up all hours of the night and in
the early hours of the morning. Be praying for me and my beauty sleep.

Monday, August 11, 2008

8 months, here I am

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Well, as promised, here is my 8 month picture. Still going strong, but definitely getting the waddler down pat. Also, bending over now is an exercise for me. It is kind of crazy to think we only have about 6 weeks til my due date. We are both excited and the next couple of weeks are going to be packed with classes and showers. So I am sure the time is going to fly by.

This past weekend I got some house cleaning done. I am getting better at keeping things in order. Well I am sure Reiggin would say my organizational skills still need work. He keeps saying our kitchen cabinets are crazy. Which I agree things are just everywhere and is hard to find pots and things when you need them. But I do try to vacuum and swiffer the floors every Saturday. Also, I try to clean the bathrooms. I am definitely amazed now at how much my mom gets done every Saturday now. It was super funny this Saturday as I was vacuuming, I noticed Sadie is not a huge fan of the vacuum. She basically stayed on the front door mat and kept a close eye on me and the vacuum. Reiggin says Sadie is not scared of the vacuum but more so of not knowing what I am doing with the vacuum. So I got the house mostly cleaned for Sunday night's big dinner party.

It was a blast. Donnie and Meredith, two of Reiggin's friends who just recently got married out in Washington state, came over for dinner. I did some last minute cleaning as Reiggin battled it out in the kitchen cooking up an amazing meal. We had onion chicken (my mom's recipe), mac and cheese, and green beans and new potatoes. Also, for dessert, Reiggin made some gooey toffee bars that were to die for.  After dinner we all just hung out and talked and played some Guitar Hero. All in all, our first dinner party went smooth. Oh, one last thing... I love dinner parties but not cleaning all the dishes afterwards. Ok well, til next time.




Saturday, August 9, 2008

33 Weeks. Time Flies.

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     Hey Everyone! Yep you read right I am now at 33 weeks. I cant believe it either. It seems like just yesterday I was taking in the whole idea of being pregnant. Now I only have seven weeks or more until Virginia is here. 
     Here is a picture of me at seven months, I am about to take my eighth month picture. So Lisa Harland, don't worry, it is coming. But I can't complain... everything has been going smooth. Other than my belly expanding at a nice rate, I have had no real issues. I just don't look forward to my belly button turning into a outie. They are just gross.  Sorry to all of you out there with one. 
     But next week we have our first child birth class. I am super excited.  I can't wait to see what all we learn.  Also, I am just excited because I get to go out to dinner with my sisters that night also. 
     A major to do on my list is to get the nursery room all cleaned and decorated in time. My only other concern is that I want to be some what prepared to be a great mom. I know you learn as you go but I don't want to hurt my baby in the first week because of my ignorance. I know I am just being stupid. But that is about all for now.  I hope everyone is having a great weekend and I will catch you later.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Welcome Sadie!!

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Well I am glad to say that our home is almost complete now. Today, Reiggin finally went to get our dog Sadie from his parent's house. They had been so kind to keep Sadie while we got settled in at our new home. But it is great to have Sadie back. She is a awesome dog and wel-trained. We gave her the grand tour and then she popped down with us to watch some HGTV and Army Wives. Here are a few cute pictures of Sadie trying out her new bed. I am sure I will have more cute pictures in the future. I can't wait to see what Sadie thinks of the next addition to the family, Virginia.