Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Music to my Ears

Wow. I have heard friends talk about hearing your baby's heartbeat for the first time but there is nothing like the actual experience.

I had my 12 week appointment today and the Hub had to miss it due to travelling for work so my parents came. We did all the routine stuff and then we got to listen. To the musical sound that is our baby's heartbeat. We even got to call Hub and he heard it over speaker phone. Loved it.

I will update more on the ins and outs of what has been going on and how we are using a mid-wife at a birth center instead of going to the hospital but I just wanted to jot down and remember how I felt on this day.


Friday, May 20, 2011

Welcoming the Weekend

Gosh, I am so excited that it is Friday. For one, it is beautiful outside. Two, the Hub is coming home tonight from  his work trip and will be home for a couple days then gone again. I am excited to soak up some time with him for sure.

Last night my girlfriend and I were going to get some dinner and then go see Bridesmaids, however decided at the last minute that we didn't want to forgo the lovely weather so we went to a happy hour instead. The deck where we were wasn't quite as warm as it had been on my back patio. We ended up a little wind-burned instead of sun-burned! It was really great to just have some quality time together, just the two of us.

I am reading this right now:
One Day (Vintage Contemporaries Original) 1st (first) edition Text Only
And so far I am loving it. Really different writing style but very interesting. It also helps that I have been reading in the sun. Love it.

I read this in just a couple days:
sTORI Telling
I'm not really sure why I got it at the library but I just did. It was okay. She isn't a very good writer {I know, shocker right?} but I do enjoy watching her shows. I think she is witty and funny but her sarcasm and sense of humor doesn't really come through in her writing unless she calls her self out. 

Anyway, that's what I am about to do now, go read. In the sun. Yay. Tomorrow I think I will be going to get some flowers to beautify the yard finally. Hub and I will be hanging around the house until I go to a wedding and he goes to some friends' house. Sunday we will probably be lounging around the house before he leaves again.

Happy Weekend!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Recount Time

Ok. I think it's time.

Time to blog.

I am ready to recount these past few crazy weeks. Or month. Or more. Whatever it has been.

I might not remember everything but I'm going to try my best. We have celebrated the holidays. We spent Easter at my parents house and had a nice dinner with them. I think I made a baked potato salad.

Over the month of April we had lots and lots and lots of rain. We have watched a lot of movies.

We finished building a chicken coop only to decide that we won't be getting chickens this year. Hub is travelling a lot right now for work and it would have been kind of a big undertaking for me I think. So right now Hub has a coop sitting in his parking spot in the garage. On those rainy and cold mornings he sure wished his car was parked in the garage.

I left my job of almost 7 years. I have another job. It was time to move on. No more working at night for me! Yippee! It is really nice to be on a semi-normal schedule {well, if you call waking up at 4:15 am normal. however, I do LOVE getting off at 12:30 pm.} I love being able to do chores in the afternoon, get a little working out in a have dinner ready for Hub when he gets home. I can be a little housewife and work! I can do it all! {cough, cough, sarcasm}

We went to a wedding a couple hours away from us for a sister of one of our closest friends who is serving in the Army and even though it was just a short time that we saw him, it sure was great to see him. He is being deployed in June to Afganistan.

We celebrated Mother's Day at my grandma's house where my mom and aunt brought dinner. My cousin and her son, my parents and brother, my aunt and uncle and grandma and grandpa were in attendance. It was a nice quiet day. We were able to talk to our Texas family briefly because they were in North Carolina celebrating my brother-in-law's graduation from Appalachian State University.

As I said, Hub is travelling for work as well as in the midst, taking a road trip from Denver back to Seattle to being our Army friend home so he can store his pickup while he is overseas. The Hub will go back to work then he will come home and we will travel to the East Coast to meet up with our Texas family to see Pennsylvania and New York. I have never been to the East Coast so I am very excited about this trip. Hub will then have another week of travel for work and then our summer will commence. We have a lot of plans with the house and different projects that I am hoping to post on the ol' blog.

One major piece of news is that on March 27th we found out that we will be parents. We are expecting a baby in the first week of December and couldn't be more excited. A lot of our home projects will revolve around that. Rearranging, painting and organizing. We have had one ultrasound at 8 weeks along and everything looked great. I have a 12 week appointment next week with our midwife at our birthing center. Hub will have to miss it but my parents are coming with me.

So, there it is. I have felt a little funky due to the pregnancy hormones so I feel that may have contributed to my lack of creativity or urge to blog. I hope to come back here soon. I am feeling more motivated lately with everything so hopefully I am on that upward spiral. This beautiful weather we have had the past couple of days can't hurt either. Do you hear that Mr. Sunshine? Stay here, please!

Happy Wednesday!