Sunday, December 28, 2008

Aw Sugar Sugar

34 Weeks! Our girl weighs as much as this bag of sugar!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas week, I know we did. More on that later! This Christmas has been so weird for me. I keep thinking of all the fun Tim and I are going to have next year at this time. She isn't even here yet, and she got more gifts than I did!

The only pregnancy pain I have been having lately is my back. My book says it is my sciatica. Whatever it is, it hurts! I look like an old woman walking. I definitely have the "waddle" as they say. I have also been having some Braxton-Hicks contractions. These don't hurt, but I'm told they are getting me ready for the real thing!

Just 5 or so more weeks!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

33 Weeks

This week our girl weighs as much as a 4 pound pineapple!

Can I just say that I am so glad I am almost done Christmas shopping. It has gone to a whole new level this year. I am so uncomfortable walking around trying to find that perfect gift. The other night in Kohl's I almost had a breakdown. Poor Tim, he has been so good to me. He was trying on some clothes. I just got so irritated standing there in my big coat and heavy purse holding all this stuff. Oh well, Christmas is almost here, and I need to enjoy it!!!

We have less than 50 days till she gets here! Oh my, there is so much to still do.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


I am definitely a girl with traditions. At Christmas this is very apparent. One of my favorite traditions started when I was about 8 or 9. My dad takes my sister and I out shopping every year for my mom's gifts. We go out to eat first, then we head to the mall or wherever in search of the perfect gift. One year, for their 17th anniversary, he got her 17 gifts! He let Dani and I pick a few to get her. She got some crazy stuff that year!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Ice, Ice, Baby!

Last night Tim, Robbie, Melissa and I went to ICE at the Gaylord Resort in Grapevine. Tim and I have always said that we wanted to do this, but never got the opportunity. Robbie and Melissa had never done it either, so we decided it would be something neat to do.

First, we ate at my favorite restaurant, P.F. Changs. This pregnant girl was grubbin! I could eat those lettuce wraps once a day.

I had no clue what this was going to be about, I had only heard about it, but never met anyone who had actually gone through it. It was the neatest experience. We had such a great time. Everything in there was made of ice. We had to wear these huge heavy coats. They sure kept us warm though. They keep it 17 degrees in there, so we had to wear something. The only thing that got cold on me was my nose. We all had Rudolph noses by the time we came out. It is definitely worth it for you to go.

I had a little tumble while there. The 4 of us decided we wanted to get our picture taken on the ice Santa's lap, and after they took our picture, I tripped going down the stairs and hit my knee hard on the railing. No worries though, the baby is still good. I just have a huge bruise on my knee. My balance is not what it used to be!

The Christmas Tree when you walk into the Gaylord Hotel

Us in our big coats

Us on Santa's lap right before I ate it!

Tim on the ice slide!

This was a Gingerbread house that was made with real ingredients!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

What the heck is a jicama?

32 weeks!
I have no clue what a jicama is. Obviously no grocery store did either, because I searched far and wide for one, but Babycenter says this is about how much she weighs.

We still have a girl! Tim and I had our 4d sonogram on Wednesday, and the first thing I asked her to do was make sure she was still a girl. So, no exchanging! I cannot wait to show you the pictures. I have to wait till after Christmas, because we are giving mine and Tim's mom a picture for Christmas. It was such a neat experience. Tim got to watch the whole thing on a big screen tv. The tech said she has chubby cheeks and big lips. Tim said that would definitely be a combination of the both of us! It makes me want to meet her now! I cannot wait to compare these pictures to the real thing.

We have 8 weeks left. I know these will go by so fast. We have so much planned in the next 8 weeks. Christmas, New Years, 2 more showers and much more.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

What is your elf name?

Your Elf Name Is: Pixie Sweet Cheeks

Son of a nutcracker!

Orange you glad you asked?

31 weeks!
Lil miss is the size of 4 navel oranges.

Lots going on this week. I have been battling the worst cold, and I cannot take hardly anything for it. Pre-baby, I would of been doped up, but now I just have to suffer through it.

My weekly email says that my lungs are being pushed up into my throat practically, so that would explain why I get winded walking up our stairs! My mom called me the other day when I was at the grocery store and asked me if I was taking a walk! I told her no, I just sounded like I'm running a marathon!

We have a busy busy weekend. Friday is my work Christmas party, Saturday mom, Dani and I are doing a Christmas sitting at the Gaylord and Sunday is Grammy's birthday and our church's Christmas Pageant.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Giving Thanks

Wow, what a holiday! We were so busy, I barely had time to enjoy my 5 days off!!!

On Wednesday, I spent the day with my mom. We went to lunch at El Fenix and then did some shopping. Well, we actually did some window shopping. We went to Southlake Town Square. This is one of my favorite places to shop. It was good to just spend some time with my mom by herself. On Wednesday night, we did something that we do every year. Tim's birthday is 4 days before Christmas, and Bobby's birthday is 4 days after Christmas, so a couple of years ago, my parents decided that it wasn't fair for them to get their gifts all at once, so we started taking them out 1 month before their birthdays. It always falls around Thanksgiving, so since everyone is off, we do it the Wednesday night before. It was Tim's turn to pick the place this year, so he of course picked Dave and Busters. This is what he always picks! My husband is just a big kid at heart.
Tim and Grammy shooting!

Bobby and I skee-balling it!

Bobby and Dani playing Basketball

On Thursday I woke up to this

and this

We did lunch with my dad's family at my Grammy's house. It was such a huge spread. Then, Tim and I had to dash to drive to Commerce to his aunts house. We ate till we were full there as well. Tim and I could barely move on the way home! Being pregnant has made my stomach smaller, but you wouldn't know it by the size of my plates!

On Friday, I spent the morning in bed with a nasty head cold. By the time Tim came home from his half day at work, I was going stir crazy. We decided to start putting up our Christmas decorations. This is one of my favorite things to do this time of year. Tim lets me play Christmas music and be in my element. Then on Friday night, I got to get a prenatal massage! OH MY GOODNESS! I thoroughly enjoyed it. I have asked for another one for Christmas.

On Saturday we continued Thanksgiving with my moms family. Tim and I did some early morning shopping, then went to my parents to cook. We ate till we were full again!

Sunday, we had a relaxing day of church, finishing decorating our house and dinner with Tim's family.

Such a great Holiday weekend. Now, it is time to focus on my favorite holiday of the year!
24 more days!