Friday, January 30, 2009

15 Weeks



Whoa, that belly is getting bigger! These are my Walmart pants that I almost got into the accident for...so worth it!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Pregnancy Hormonal Rage

This happened to me a few days ago in the Walmart parking lot. I needed some workout pants now that my belly doesn't fit into regular elastic bands. Me being cheap, I only want one good pair that will get me through the rest of this time, and I'm not paying a lot for them. This being the main reason I headed to Walmart. But I hate going because it's always packed full of people. I like to spend the least amount of time as possible in a store-I don't shop for fun, I shop for purpose. So now I'm on a mission-find pants as quickly as possible, get out. I find them, buy them, and I'm out of there like a blur.

So, I'm in my car and ready to get the heck out of there! I check both ways and then proceed to back out. I get about half way out of the space and this other car begins to back out. I freak a little, but she sees me and then stops. Relief. Well in the meantime, there is a pedestrian that is sauntering along behind both of our vehicles, totally oblivious that people are trying to back out. So, me being the careful driver that I am decide to wait for this pedestrian to pass before I fully back out of the space. I could have run her over, but I didn't. Well as I wait, the lady that began to back out earlier decides to complete what she started. I see her car coming closer, and closer and I'm about to wet my pants with fear! I try to lay on my horn but it doesn't work! Just as I thought she was going to hit me, she stops and begins to drive away. At this point, my fear has turned to anger and I'm burning with rage. I'm thinking, "How dare you back out before me, you have NO right! I'm already half way out, I have the right of way!!" Before she drives away, I notice her window is down and we catch each other's eyes. That's when I throw my arms up in the air like a 90's hip hop move to say "What the heck do you think you are doing?," toss in a cock of the head and a dirty look. But what I really wanted to do was get out the car, grab that woman by her blonde hair and rip her out of her car through the window. Then, she has the audacity to say sorry to me out the window like she is frustrated and I just violated her! I saw your sarcastic tone! The nerve.

Now, I'm generally a calm person. This particular thing would not have normally bothered me. I know that people make mistakes all the time while driving, and I try to give people grace because I know how much I'm grateful for it when I make a driving mistake. On any other day I would have thought to myself, "I am just so thankful she didn't hit my car," and drove away forgetting about it. Oh no, not today girlfriend! Those hormones kicked in and I couldn't control it. I was in fight mode. And to be honest, I was stewing about this event for the next few hours. Every time I thought about the event, the only thing that brought appeasement was picturing that woman being pulled out of her vehicle by my mighty, Hulk strength! I was going to bust some heads!

And now I look back and realize that it wasn't that big of a deal. Yeah, she was wrong, but who cares! It just seems that certain things have become a bigger deal these days. Thankfully I'm not like this all the time, in fact I haven't even been hormonal at all. Just ask Aaron. :0)

Vacation

Last week we took a little vacation to Monument, Colorado to relax a bit and celebrate Aaron making it through probation. We stayed with our wonderful friends, the Haley's, and they even let us bring the crazy dogs. We weren't sure how they would do since they've never been in snow, but they had a great time wrestling and running around. We spent most of our time sleeping in, eating, watching movies, eating, playing the Wii, eating, napping, and...did I mention eating?! Okay, so I did most of the eating (I have to gain weight after all). It was a very relaxing trip and one much needed since we've been running like crazy this past year and my pregnant body is pretty tired these days. I was also still feeling sick, so it was nice to have no agenda. We did a few hikes with the dogs and played in the snow a little, but that is about as much activity as we had.

One exciting thing during that week: I felt the baby kick for the first time! Two little thuds in my belly and I haven't felt it since. I look forward to feeling this more often in the future.

Here are a few pictures of our trip, you can see Copper and Kona enjoyed romping around in the snow.





Friday, January 9, 2009

Belly

12 Weeks


I popped a little since my last post. My clothes are getting tight and I only fit in one pair of pants now-the ones I am wearing in the picture. I honestly didn't think I would be showing this early and thought I would make it through the winter with these jeans. But I don't think these jeans are going to cut it much longer. Oh well, bring on the maternity clothes!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

12 Weeks

Excerpt from BabyCenter.com:

"The most dramatic development this week: reflexes. Your baby's fingers will soon begin to open and close, his toes will curl, his eye muscles will clench, and his mouth will make sucking movements. In fact, if you prod your abdomen, your baby will squirm in response, although you won't be able to feel it. His intestines, which have grown so fast that they protrude into the umbilical cord, will start to move into his abdominal cavity about now, and his kidneys will begin excreting urine into his bladder.

Meanwhile, nerve cells are multiplying rapidly, and in your baby's brain, synapses are forming furiously. His face looks unquestionably human: His eyes have moved from the sides to the front of his head, and his ears are right where they should be. From crown to rump, your baby-to-be is just over 2 inches long (about the size of a lime) and weighs half an ounce."

I am still not showing and so I have no pictures of my belly. But I'm sure in about another month or so I will have something to document.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Mongrels

Copper


Kona

(The dirty culprits)

Last night was a bad night of sleep for me, or rather a night of no sleep. I haven't been sleeping real well since I got pregnant and so I had already woken up 2-3 times before 1am. Well, then my crazy dogs decided at 3am they needed to go out. They come to my side of the bed and rub their noses on my arm to let me know. In my mind I'm thinking, "They must really have to go and I don't want an accident in the house." So I let them out, crawled back in bed and after 20 minutes or so got the paw on the glass letting me know they wanted back in. I had trouble falling asleep after this but eventually did. Then at 5am, they joyfully woke me back up to go outside once again. There was something amazing out there that they just had to have! There usually isn't anything, but they were bouncing around and making lots of noise. So, I let them out for the second time, crawled back in bed and waited for the paw at the door. After falling back asleep, they woke me again at about 7am for something else exciting. At this point I was so fed up that I started yelling at them. "I don't have to get up in the night yet! I still have 6 more months so let me sleep! Go to bed and stay!!!" They ran to their beds and stayed the rest of the morning until Aaron got home.

I was thinking at this point, why have they been up all night? I heard them walking around and exploring while I was in my half-sleep phase. It's as if they are nocturnal or something. Then it dawned on me later that they only do this the nights that Aaron is on shift. I don't know why. Maybe it's because he's Alpha Dog and they won't dare push him around. An old phrase comes to mind-when the cat's away the mice will play. Those mongrels drive me crazy sometimes, but I won't let them get away with this next time. I'm closing my bedroom door. At least I know I'll be sleeping a little better tonight now that Aaron is home.