Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Don't really need to pay attention to the alarm...wake up slow

I don't understand people that just perpetuate bad moods. It's really annoying, and has the tendency to put me in a bad one. I'm really not a fan.

Anyways, what's up guys?

I've had a decent day so far. Work is incredibly slow... I'm basically blogging to stay awake.

Yesterday T and I decided it was time for us to be more "grown-up." We need to start getting on a better schedule so we will be able to put Riley on one as well. Today was day one and it went surprisingly well! T has to be at work at 9, so I started waking him up at 6. We both have the same problem...which is staying in bed until the last possible second. I told him we just had to start "waking up slow." Jack Johnson would be so proud.

First alarm went off at 6, we snoozed it twice. After that I told him he had to sit up and I turned the tv on. I got us both some coffee, and made him eggs and toast. He made it to the gym, and had a good 45 minutes to work out. He came back, showered, and got ready for work.

He left with plenty of time to make it to work, and even remarked how much better he felt! I think we found what works! I just have to make him....well, us...stick to it. :)

Not gonna lie...since I didn't have to be at work til 11 today, I totally went back to sleep.

On my lunch break I finally cleaned my car. Still can't get the pickle smell out of it... moving sucks! I want it to look nice for our road trip to Auburn this weekend. It's time for me to be a 7 month pregnant bridesmaid.... I can't WAIT to see how these pictures turn out... :)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

That's what she said...

So it's been a stressful couple of weeks. I feel like I've been stretched in 1,000 different directions. Finally I've got a half a second to catch up on blogging.

Tony's birthday was last week. We had a really good time having dinner with both of our families at one of our favorite Italian restaurants. It was nice to be with everyone and celebrate. It was, however, right in the middle of us moving out of our apartment.

I can't tell you how ready I was to get the hell out of that dump. I know, I know... I will always have a soft spot in my heart for Country Club, but my the end of it I was just ready to blow it up.

We ended up having so many problems in that place! The mold, the leaks, the  bugs, the brown water, the broken toilet...just....everything. I had such a weight lifted off of my shoulders when I dropped the key in the box for the last time. I don't think I could have taken it another month.

I'm in the process of writing up a review on the's not going to be entirely positive.

Since T had to work all last week, I did most of the packing and arranging the move. I ended up making myself sick over it...missed 2 days of work. I was just SO exhausted by 5 pm Saturday. We ended up having to rent 2 uhauls to get everything done.

I will say this for my baby, he would kick it into gear when he got home from work. He did all of the heavy lifting and moving to storage. He's amazing.
We sold a lot of the furniture and stuff we had acquired over the last year. I wasn't broken hearted to see it go. We still got a storage unit...and it's full. I can't believe how much stuff we accumulated in the last year. Good grief.

So far it's been relatively stress free living with my parents. We're just all so cramped in that apartment. The good news is that my mom and I found a house that we can all comfortably live in and it's much more comparable to how they were living before the fire! It's a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath garage house with a $370k price tag. The guy is willing to lease it to my folks for $2500 a month, which is actually cheaper than what they are paying in that stupid apartment.

Ya know, I've lived in some crappy apartments in my day. Hell, that's what college is all about! You would think with a $2600 price tag that this place would be amazing.....uh, no. It's awful! They have more of a noise problem than I have ever had anywhere I lived. It's not ideal to say the least.

Anyways, the lease has a buy-out option at the end of the year, so if my parents want to make it their permanent home all they have to do is sign! It makes it convenient...they have a year to live there and decide if it is something they would want to permanently pursue. We can decide what to keep, what to change with no rush. It's a much better situation than what's going on now. We move in January 1. The day before my birthday. :)

I feel so awful for everything my parents have had to go through in the last few months. Hell, the last two years have been no picnic for the Greer's. Needless to say, I'm ready for 2013 and a fresh start. Bring it!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

My vagina has disappeared

So it's official, I can't see my vagina anymore. I. Am. So. Pregnant.

My hormones are WAY out of whack. I'm tired 99.99999% of the time. My hips are KILLING me. I'm being a raging bitch.

Ah the joys of pregnancy.... -____-

On top of all of this, we're moving this week. THAT'S tons of fun... Always.

We're actually being smart about it this time and selling most of the crap we were donated in the first place (after the tornado). We are gonna want new stuff anyway so there's no point in storing it.

We have to be out Saturday afternoon, and I'm only off on Thursday to get everything done. Tony is working. I'm probably just going to hire someone to come and get all the stuff we are keeping to put in storage. I obviously can't move anything....

I am sad to leave our first place, but we're both so ready to leave the apartment itself. It's literally falling apart. I'm so sick of it. I don't even give a shit about cleaning it at this point.

I think I have a doctors appointment tomorrow...? I'm so scatterbrained that I literally have no idea. I'll call them later.

I need a nap, y'all.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Nausea, heartburn, indigestion...

I've been such a slacker on this thing lately. My bad, my bad.

Things are going as smoothly as possible. Third trimester...WOO! Home stretch! I can't believe how quickly the time has gone by! We're gonna be parents soon! Holy crap....

The nausea and heartburn are back full force. I've actually thrown up a few times. Not cool. Get ready for a t.m.i. moment... I had my first hemorrhoid. OMG! It was awful. I felt like a dog, wanting to rub my ass across the carpet.

I told you it was going to be t.m.i.!

We're getting ready to move out of our townhouse, and into my parent's apartment. We're not exactly thrilled about this... I just keep telling myself it's only temporary and it is going to help us save a RIDICULOUS amount of money....but I'm just not thrilled about it. I know that once Riley gets here, we can't have sex for something like 6 weeks....but it might as well start the day we move in there. I guess that's what hotel's are for! ;)

I am grateful that my parents are willing to help us, though. It's such a blessing.

They should be knocking (what's left of) their house down sometime in the next week. It's bittersweet. I mean....I can hardly stand the thought of a wrecking ball taking out our home...but at the same time I just want it all over and done with. I want mom and dad to move on to something so much better. Right now it's just so hard to see them in that apartment that they hate... It's gonna be even more difficult once we're in there with them.

That being said we are considering saving up a few thousand and getting another apartment or something rent-to-own. Neither one of us wants to be a burden on them. With the way things are going, once I get my promotion my income will double. This will make it much easier for us to save for a down payment even having to pay rent. Our goal is to have $5000 in savings, no debt, and save up a down payment (separate from the 5k). I guess we'll reevaluate the way everything is going after the first of the year, and really get a solid plan in motion.

Tony left his second job. It was getting a little too arduous. We are 99% out of debt, and we've got some money saved up. It definitely helped us out but we need to enjoy the little time we have left with just us two. I'm looking forward to having our weekends back!

Well, football season is coming to an end. Alabama is playing Georgia in the SEC Championship this weekend! I WISH I COULD BE THERE!!!!!! I love that game. The 2009 match-up where we beat Florida (and made Tebow cry like a little bitch) was one of the best days of my life. I know, I know. I'm a super huge dork...but when you are raised with Crimson Tide football like I was, you know how special that game (and really that whole season) meant to the fans of our team. Roll tide. :)

Work has been going great! I'm just waiting on the day I get my promotion...waiting, and waiting....and waiting...... it's on the way though. I ran the property myself last week. Everything went awesome! Kicked some people out, checked some new ones in! I think the property was better off in the end of my week than it was when it started.

Tony and I are both off tomorrow for the first time in.....good lord.... I don't know how long. We're SLEEPING IN! Ahhhhh. I love that. We're going to go to his sister's house at some point. They have been collecting some baby stuff for us, so we're gonna go pick that up.

I hope everyone is doing as well as we are! Sorry for being absent lately...I promise, I'll do better. :)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

I get by with a little help from my friends.

Hey guys, what up?

Not too much to report here. I've been super busy lately with work and just general life stuff.

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! I'm so excited to get cooking! We're having the dinner at my brother and sister-in-law's house this year. We're gonna have over 20 people there. Holy cow! It's gonna be a blast though. Can't wait to watch Christmas Vacation with the fam. It's my favorite tradition.

Well, Alabama lost to Texas A&M last Saturday. Gotta say, it hurt. I'm too emotionally invested in football, I know. It's my thing and I don't apologize for it. Roll tide!

I will say that A&M outplayed us the ENTIRE game. That QB they've got is FIERCE. He really deserves to win the Heisman. He's that good.

One thing that pissed me off more than losing the game...the comments other team's fans (particularly Auburn) were posting on facebook. Really? You're gonna laugh at US losing ONE GAME when you've only won TWO the ENTIRE SEASON? One being an OT win to a nothing school, the other being a close game to a non-conference opponent? Grow up. It's sad when the highlight of their season is us losing one game.

We lost one last season, too. Look how bad that turned out....national champs.

Anyways, I'm ranting. My bad.

I had "the crud" all last week. I'm feeling much better. Tomorrow I'm going to stop back by my doctor's office and get my flu shot. I'm also going with mom to ServPro.

They finished cleaning and repairing the contents of our house, and mom wants me there with her. It's going to be emotional to say the least. Maybe I can get a pedicure out of it? :)

Everything else is going extremely well. Work is good, and it's looking like *fingers crossed* my promotion will be coming sooner than later! God, that's such good news. I really, really hope and pray it all works out. We really need this to come through.

I'm at the point with this company that it's shit-or-get-off-the-pot time. If I don't have the promotion, or a definite date for it by the time Riley gets here, I'm going to have to start looking for something else.

The thing of it is, I do like my job. It's very rarely stressful, and I already know 99% of what the promotion will entail. When it is stressful, it's nothing I can't handle. Plus with the promotion, I will be full-time. That means if I get burned out, I can take a vacay! That will make all the difference in the world. Plus my pay will more than double, so I can't be mad at that.

It's just time for everything to go our way. We've had so much stuff go "not as planned," we could really use some positive karma.

At this point, only time will tell.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

It's just one of those days...

I feel like complete dog's ass. I am so freaking sick it's ridiculous. I've got the crud. Blahh. I was taking Tylenol cold and sinus and it wasn't doing crap.

Thankfully I had a doctor's appointment today and they informed me that I CAN take sudifed and mucinex! THANK GOD! I may be able to salvage my day after all.

Riley is developing perfectly, says Dr. Bolton. She's sitting high and in front, which is apparently what you want. Her heart rate is 156. Can't beat that!
I have gained about 15 pounds. Blahhhh. I only wanted to gain 10 and I'm probably going to gain more. That. Sucks. Oh well, it's all about keeping the baby healthy so whatever works.

I was supposed to get a flu shot today, but with me having they crud, they want me to wait and stop by sometime next week and have one. I've never had a flu shot before. I'm not a fan of them. I mentioned that and Dr. Bolton said it would be detrimental to the health of the baby if I do get the flu, so I'll just suck it up and get the shot.

Next month, when I'll be in my 3rd trimester (holy crap!), I'll have tests run to check my glucose levels (to make sure I don't have gestational diabetes) and my iron checked. Mom had GD with me, so there is a chance I could have it. The doctor said since I'm not gaining a lot of weight, there is little to no chance I'll have it.

I have to tell on myself. My nipples were hurting to badly that I bought a manual breast pump to get the milk out. I was helping with the pain. Apparently I need to stop that RIGHT NOW because it can cause contractions. Consider it stopped. She said to just find little ways to make the pain less severe- like wearing sports bras, taking showers, blah blah blah. Nothing, I mean NOTHING helps. I'm just gonna have to suck it up and deal with it.


Monday, November 5, 2012

25 things that don't suck about being pregnant

Okay, okay. Enough with the negative, I suppose. Let's list some of the positive things about being knocked up. I'm not promising I'll get to 50, but we'll try. :)

1. The sympathy. It's the BEST. I can blame anything on being pregnant, and get away with it! I try not to take this for granted.

2. I can eat whatever I want, whenever I want it and not get crap for it. Not saying I'm overeating (it only takes 300 extra calories a day to grow a healthy baby), but it's nice to eat cereal for dinner, followed by rainbow sherbet.

3. Feeling her kick. It's amazing to know that's our daughter in there. It's an amazing feeling.

4. Looking and buying all the cute baby gear. I'm addicted to it already!

5. The random gifts! I blogged about this a few weeks ago. It's AWESOME to get random gifts at random times. I'm definitely a fan!

6. Excited friends and family.

7. Seeing my body change.

8. Talking to my daughter and feeling her move when I do.

9. Having a legitimate excuse to get out of ANYTHING.

10. Not having to lift heavy things.

11. Having a future husband who is willing to give me massages whenever I want or need them. He's amazing!

12. My hair is growing super fast!

13. I'm much closer to Tony's family now. We were close before, don't get me wrong, but we have a bond tying us all together now. It's pretty special!

14. The look on Tony's face the first time he saw his baby on the ultrasound monitor.

15. How cute Tony is when he talks to Riley.

16. Deciding how to decorate her (future) room. Pink and grey looks to be the idea!

17. Not being concerned about my weight as much as before. I'm pregnant, it's not the time to be dieting.

18. Coming up with names was SO much fun. I think we came up with the perfect name for our lil peanut.

19. Planning future adventures for our lil family...we're saving our pennies to take Riley to the Macy's Thanksgiving day parade when she's 3. HOW FUN!

20. Deciding what kind of mother I will be. Taking the good and the bad from what Tony and I were both raised with, and deciding what will work best for us.

21. Knowing that no matter what we plan, we're really just going to wing it. I think that's the case with most parents.

22. Being excited that we're still young enough to really have fun with our lil one.

23. Pinning all the cute mommy and baby activities on pinterest. :)

24. Knowing that in a few short months, our lives are going to change forever.

25. Being in love with someone we haven't even met yet <3

Friday, November 2, 2012

25 more things that suck about being pregnant

I've thought of some more! Enjoy! :)

26. People, even random strangers, think it's completely acceptable to come up to me and touch my stomach. Excuse me, no. Back off.

27. Restlessness. Sleeping is a chore now, and I grab a few winks whenever I can.

28. No roller coasters or fair rides. Hmmmph.

29. You can't smoke weed. Truth be told, in college I smoked my share of the greenery. I can't tell you how much better life would be if women could smoke a little to help with the nausea. In a different world, I suppose.

30. Ankles and feet swelling. I haven't had much of that (so far) but it does make you feel cow-like.

31. My nipples CAN'T TAKE temperature change. Seriously, if the A/C kicks on at work, it's OV for me and my milk jugs. Pain, pain, pain.

32. I get slightly winded when going up the stairs. I'm not "out of shape" by any means, but Miss Riley makes it a little more difficult.

33. My fingers are swollen and my rings are super tight :(

34. I HAVE THE CRAZIEST DREAMS! A lot of them are bad or scary ones. I don't like that.

35. My legs are constantly sweaty. No clue what's up with that.

36. The cravings are coming on more and more frequently the further along I get. Abby said the word "happy" in a text, and now ALL I WANT IS A FREAKING HAPPY MEAL!

37. My tastes have dramatically changed. The thought of eating a pizza roll makes my stomach turn...but for some reason, I really want a banana.

*Side note, thank you Gwen Stefani for teaching me how to spell the word banana...but I ain't no holla back girl...*

38. It's difficult for me to sit still. I want to go run laps around the office....then take a nap...

39. My nail beds and nails are super flaky and gross. I thought prenatal vitamins were supposed to make me have super nails?

40. I would love to jump on a trampoline right now. No can do.


42. If I get upset or angry, it's "because she's pregnant." Not that I have a legitimate concern or reason to be angry or anything. Word.

43. I'm automatically the DD. I get it but geeze! Can't someone else bite the bullet with me?

44. My cute clothes don't fit anymore. I miss my skinny jeans.

45. My skin is itchy, and drinks lotion.

46. People annoy me much more easily than they did before I got knocked up.

47. Even if I wanted to, I wouldn't get further than a face-to-face interview for a new job. Nobody is going to hire someone with a baby growing inside them.

48. I'm much more forgetful, and I'll go into these dazes where I have no idea what the hell is even going on. It took me like 10 minutes to type that line. Whoops.

49. I'm very judgemental of other people's parenting styles. Everything makes me say, "my kid will not do that," or "I will not be that kind of way."

50. My friends and family's feelings are directly tied into mine. If they are sad, I'm sad. If they are pissed, I'm pissed.

But for now, I'm hungry. Lunch time!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

25 Things that suck about being pregnant.

Okay, I'm feeling listy. Here are some things, in no particular order, that truly suck about pregnancy. Enjoy!

1. Having to worry if what you're eating is bad for the baby. Seriously, there is something out there saying EVERYTHING is bad for unborn babies. I really can't have Gorgonzola on my salad? I've gotta watch out for rice? And deli meat? Geeze...

2. I'd kill for a huge glass of moscato right now. Enough said.

3. EVERYTHING gives me heartburn... Really cocoa puffs? Really?

4. No hot tubs. God forbid I boil my daughter.

5. Only 2 caffeinated drinks a day. Awesome....

6. The only thing you can "take" is Tylenol. It's okay, I enjoy having headaches.

7. My emotions are all over the place. Did the look on my dog's face when I left for work really just make me cry the whole way there? Yeah it did.


9. I'm hot allllllllll the time.

10. If I so much as breathe too hard, I pee on myself. God forbid I have to sneeze....

11. Obvious one... The weight gain.

12. I miss the tanning bed.

13. I'm too nervous to ride my bike. Too risky.

14. Let's be honest, I was a clutz before. 1000x worse now...

15. My hip bones are achy.

16. Certain smells make my skin crawl. Okay honestly, I've always had an intense sense of smell, but you know it's bad when you know exactly what your neighbors in either apartment are cooking for any given meal.

17. Constant. Gas.

18. Constipation.

19. I can't physically sleep on my belly anymore. :(

20. Prenatal vitamins are making my skin and hair SO DRY!

21. The skin on my back is stretching to compensate for my front. It's itchy and painful.

22. Stretch marks.

23. Nothing is ever clean enough.

24. I can feel myself being a super huge pain-in-the-ass bitch, but choose to do nothing about it.

25. I'm always, just a little bit, HUNGRY!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Smile like ya mean it

Quick update heading into the weekend here y'all. Gonna do this one in list format.

  1. Maternity pants and a bra are about the most comfortable thing on the planet.
  2. I have been a raging bitch lately, thank you hormones.
  3. It's Alabama homecoming week, and it makes me proud to be an alum of the greatest university in the world!
  4. Hello random cravings. Cocoa puffs and bananas, yes PLEASE!
  5. Heartburn is getting worse by the day...really, rainbow sherbet?
  6. I'm so glad that I can have 2 caffeinated drinks a day. Coke, you are my savior.
  7. I really don't hate my job. We've come a long way!
  8. My friends and family have been really understanding about me not answering my phone. Trust me, you probably would prefer the silence to what could potentially come out of my mouth.
  9. If I could have one thing right now, it would be a bottle of myself.
  10. Oh, and some sudafed. Thank you sinus infection.

Enjoy the weekend, guys! <3

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Stupid is as stupid does

So...this lady that lives in my say she is a drain on the fabrication of America is an understatement! Seriously....her and her husband are high on god knows what 24/7, and they pay their rent with social security checks. She admittedly has "never worked a day in her life," and she smells like fried chicken grease.

Seriously, it's disgusting.

Anyways, my job requires me to engage in somewhat pleasant banter with this woman. Let me also add that anytime I have to touch anything of hers, be it her key, money, whatever...I cover myself in hand sanitizer. Bskldfjslghohgkjh.

She comes in about a week ago and asks if I'm pregnant...."yup." Her response? "You go girl."


She comes in today and asks me....get this....if I have been to the doctor yet.

Again, really?

I'm over halfway through my pregnancy and you ask me if I have been to the doctor yet? In my head I immediately start to wonder if there are women out there who just...don't go.

Well, before I could even finish the thought she tells me- "my daughter got a frien' dats 9 months and she ain't even been. Says she don' wanna go. She havin stomach cramps n shit. Ain' even been to the em'urgent room or nothin."

This enraged me! How can you subject the child to that!? IT'S NOT FAIR! I mean, I understand there are people out there who don't know they're pregnant...c'mon, TLC has showed us plenty of that...but this girl knows! Okay the cost of it, right? Legitimate concern. Well, I didn't have insurance and guess what, the state is paying for it. I don't see a damn thing wrong with it either! I've been paying taxes since I was 18, and any more kids that we do have, we'll end up paying for.

The moral of this post is...ladies, go to the damn doctor! Make sure you and your baby are being well taken care of, before it's too late.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

I'm a picker, I'm a grinner. I'm a lover, and I'm a sinner.

Sorry for the lack of posts, y'all. Been a busy little B! Get it, busy B... Haha :)

Hope everyone has been doing well. Thanks for hanging in with me and still readin'! I appreciate it more than you know.

I'm just sitting at work right now, clearly using my time wisely. We are so dead. We have about 40 reservations for the weekend (Alabama homecoming, game vs Mississippi State...Roll tide!). I've already got all my reservation packets ready for 'em. Make the check-in process as quick and painless as possible, for myself and the guest. We are overbooked will be a fun weekend...
Halloween is coming up! I wish we could do something super fun, but we're working, working, working! I think T might be taking off from his 2nd job Saturday so we can go to the game at least. Hey, some Alabama football is plenty celebration for me!

Tony and I had a really meaningful week in our relationship. Everyone goes through these points in relationships where, you might not realize it at the time, but after the fact you realize whatever you're working through has made you stronger.

The long story short is that T had an issue at work that was really getting under his skin. Now, my baby is not the guy that lets every little thing bother him. This was a build up of a lot of shit, over an extended period of time.

When he goes through these periods (once in a blue moon), he will go through every freaking emotion on the spectrum in a very short period of time. All I can do it anticipate the issue, and work with him as best I can. There wasn't any denying it coming. I dealt with it as best I could, until he reached the point where he was just being a baby.

Nothing I could do or say would make him see anything but the dark cloud hanging in front of him. Finally, I had enough of trying to make him feel just wasn't working! I just kinda snapped on him. Call it hormones, the pregnancy, whatever...I basically told him he was being a baby and he needed to man-up and realize how good we really do have it. I was a little harsh, but I think he needed to hear it.

The next day, we were both home for lunch and he was still pretty down. I, much more calmly this time, worked with him on what the issue really was. We got to the root of it. The whole time, he just wasn't understanding the psyche of these other people he works around.

This became a great thing for our relationship because of my degree. My whole focus of my communication degree is why people communicate (verbally and non verbally) the way they do! Had I known this was the problem from the beginning, we could have solved this before it was even an issue!

I explained some things to him that he knew but didn't know the term for and why people act in these certain ways. I even broke out one of my communication books and showed him scholarly examples. We really connected over it.  It gave me the educational validation I needed (but didn't know I needed), and helped him see defferent, more effective ways of facing the issues that were bothering him.

In the end, we had some amazing sex, and now we're both having a much better and productive week.

I guess sometimes ya just need to communicate!

Friday, October 19, 2012

L is for the way you look at me...

I have to say... being in love is such a fantastic feeling. Having your best friend beside you 24/7 is amazing. I really never get sick of him, it's weird in a way. I just don't understand these girls that get in "serious" relationships and mess with things in the past...ex-boyfriends, flings, crushes, crap like that. I can say this 100% honestly...I don't look at other guys. Now, when I say "look" I mean look as in looking for something else.

Don't get me wrong, if someone is attractive, I'm not going to deny it. Tony is the same way. If there is an attractive girl around, I know it, he knows it, why fight about it?

By look I mean, I've got the love of my life right here with me, I'm good. Exs try to contact me, ignored. People try to hit on me, denied. I'm proud of what I've got, what we've got. I've got perfection, why mess with it?

My whole point in this post is, why ruin a good thing? Why mess with perfection? As soon as I knew he was the one (and I knew quickly), I became blind to advances of others. They make me sick!  I get so annoyed when anyone even comes close to flirting with me, especially people that know how happy I am.

I've never been a cheater, never will be. I plan on getting married one time, and one time only. No divorce. No separation. After everything Tony and I have been through together, there is nothing we can't get past. We're in this relationship for a reason, God brought us together for a purpose, and I plan on spending the rest of my life finding that purpose.

Of course, we argue, fuss and fight, but who doesn't? There are no "perfect" relationships, but there are people who are perfect for each other, and we are definitely perfect for each other.

50 most awkward pregnancy portraits, ever!

If you need a really good laugh...

the 50 most awkward pregnancy portraits, ever!

Look, I get the whole "proud of your pregnancy" thing. I really do. I have a lot of self confidence right now, myself.


This crap is insane. I want to have some sort of pictures taken of Tony, Lily, and me and my belly, but I will be fully clothed. Period!

No horses, no drapes, and definitely no 4 lokos! Come on, girl! Get it together!

Crash into me

Hey y'all. Nothing too spectacular to update about today. Boring Thursday and Friday.  Let's recap!

Thursday was actually a pretty good day! I was off, and it was much needed. I hung out with mom and got lunch with her. Honeybaked ham...nomnomnom. So goodddd!

I had my 2nd ever cavity filled yesterday. :( The other one was bogus, dead tooth. Anyways, it took less than 20 minutes to do the whole thing...then half my face was numb for 5 hours. Score.

I also had one of the best haircuts I've ever had! Seriously! If you're in the Tuscaloosa area, go see Liz at Ulta. She's amazing! Love her! Can't wait to go back for color. :)

Rode with T on his delivery route last night. Made some extra money, can't complain!

Today is boring! Not anything really going on. Work is so slow! I've literally been playing Bejewelled and listening to the Ralphie May station on Pandora all day.

Comedy is keeping me awake, for sure.

Mom and dad are moving into their apartment today! I'm so happy they are getting out of that hotel room, finally! One step towards normalcy.


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

So I'm getting ready for work...

So, I'm getting ready to leave for work. Got it allllll planned out. Gonna call my grandma on the way, throw on some makeup, and get there with enough time to grab a coke before settling in at my desk. That must have been too good to be true.

I come down stairs, put my shoes on, grab my purse, and dig for my keys..........

....still digging.....

....look on the key rack....

....check the top of the microwave....

.....check the kitchen......

.....check the dining table.......


Where are my keys you're probably wondering....yeah, me too. They are in Tony's rental car.

That's right, in Tony's car... on the other side of town.

When we went to see my parents last night, he needed to check the mail. The key to the mailbox is on my keyring. He did not put them back where he got them from, and now I'm stranded at the apartment, late for work.

I called him 9 times before he finally answered....his response...."oh."

REALLY?! "OH?!"  lkjfskldfjwoibgrjgnsgjndfjkn!!!!!

He calls me back and asks me where my spare key is...wanna know where that's in his actual car, sitting over at Tuscaloosa Hyundai, being serviced!!! So now, I'm sitting here, waiting for him to finish whatever he's doing to bring me my damn key.

This is shaping up to be a great day.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012



Diapers, dimples and DRESSES!

I am SO EXCITED I can't even tell you! I knew from the start, even before I was actually confirmed pregnant. I guess mom's just know!

Of course, no doctor will ever, ever say anything for definite. She did say, "well, I'm not seeing any outdoor plumbing!" Tony takes that to mean there is still a chance for a boy...but he's just as happy either way.

And, just like last week, everything looked great! Heart, brain, lungs, liver, spine, kidneys, everything looked perfect! Heartbeat was strong and steady.

So, FINALLY, Peanut is really Riley Greer DiPastena <3 <3 <3

And I couldn't be more excited!!!!!!

I should also mention this caused a fight between my mother and I. She sent a mass text out before I had the chance to tell any of my siblings or anyone. It really hurt me. It is the biggest news I/we've been able to tell, ever. I just wanted to be the one to tell it. I told her how upset it made me, and she swung it over to being about her. I know her intentions are good, she's an amazing mom and grandmother, she just needs to not be so controlling. Now she has turned her phone off, and won't answer the hotel phone either. Tony and I are going over there after work to smooth things over.

And people wonder why I tend to be "so emotional."

Round 2!

Okay so today is ultrasound round 2! Hopefully we'll finally find out what we're having. The suspense is killing me!!! Well, maybe not killing....I'm just ready to know.

I had a strange dream last night. Apparently, I was having a boy and the whole dream was about people congratulating me on my Facebook. It was weird. Typically when I have baby dreams, I see a baby...Not this time. Could it be a sign of things coming later today? We'll see!

Everyone keeps telling me it's a boy. I think my best friends know how much fun I'll have with a girl, so they want that for me...but deep down they think it's a boy. I am "sitting low" as they say. That's "a sign of a boy," so to speak.

Like I've said a million times, I really don't care what Peanut is, just as long as he/she is healthy!

Last night I felt pretty icky. Just all over blahhhh. I got a little lightheaded and dizzy when I was taking our dinner out of the oven...and by dinner I mean the frozen pizza we bought...because after working 10.5 hrs, I really didn't feel like cooking. I drank some orange juice and laid in front of the fan for a while. Felt alright after that. I think I just needed some rest.

I scratched the skin underneath my right eye in the middle of the night. No real point in blogging just hurt.

Sorry if I seem a little scatter-brained today. I'm just really, really anxious about the appointment.

That lil booger better uncross those legs today!

Friday, October 12, 2012

It's a....

It's a rescheduled appointment. Our lil Peanut had its legs crossed. Stubborn little thing...

I don't want to sound like a baby, but I cried when we got in the car. I just wanted to know so badly! I know, I know, it doesn't make any difference either way...but I just WANT TO KNOW!

So, we have another appointment on Tuesday. This time, I'll be sure to have some caffeine before we go. Make sure that little booger is up and moving!

The good news about the appointment is that everything is developing normally. Heart rate was strong and steady, heart development was great, brain, kidneys, lungs and liver look great, spine looks wonderful, umbilical cord is strong, and Peanut is right on track with the due date- 2/23/13! He/she is right at 12" long and 14 oz! Big, healthy baby!

We got more pictures, but they're not nearly as good this time around. Hopefully Tuesday we'll get some better ones. I was so excited to be able to tell AJ/Riley we found out what he/she was on 10/11/12....oh well. Now I'll be able to tell the story of how he/she started out as a stubborn, little brat.

Just kidding <3

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Baby, There's a shark in the water is going by incredibly slow. It's like every second is taking 5! Geeze...I'm ready for tomorrow.

Today is my sister's birthday! Even though we tend to fight like cats and dogs, I love her dearly. She has always been a big part of my life.

I can't think about anything but tomorrow morning! I wonder if I'll be able to sleep tonight...? I have 57,000 people to call and/or text tomorrow before the gender hits facebook, but I can't wait!!!
Not too much to update about today. We had our quarterly review board here at work today. We passed, but I don't know yet if we did well enough to bonus out. I hope so. I could really use some extra cash, but again, who couldn't?

Two more long, grueling hours here before I can split. It's driving me nuts. ARGHHH!!!

We decided to let both of our moms come tomorrow. At first, we wanted to do it alone, but then with everything going on with my parents...well, Mom kinda played the fire card. Then, we couldn't invite my mom and not T's. Cindy is having a sleep study done on that side of town anyways. If she gets done in time, she's more than welcome to come.

It's almost sureal to me, that we're finally going to know the gender. No more "it," but maybe still a few "Peanuts." Tomorrow it's Riley or AJ. <3

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

30 years of wedded bliss

Today is my mom and dad's 30th wedding anniversary. :) Wow....30 years! That's such a long time! I'm really proud of them. They've been through so much, especially lately, and are still doing so well. Their relationship has taught me so much about life, love, respect, and trust.

I can't wait to see what the next 30 years has in store for all of us, and I can't wait til I can say that T and I have been together that long. Love is such a beautiful thing. I'm so blessed to have found my soulmate.

I wish I could do more to show them how proud I am that they have made it so far. How do you tell your parents "thanks for sticking it out..." or "thanks for meeting and doing the whole marriage and kids thing..." maybe "great job on beating the odds!"

I joke, but they really are an inspiration. If I'm not mistaking on the number of years, my paternal grandparents, Ginna and Papa were together 68 years when Papa died. Can you imagine all the things they saw in their 68 years together? On their honeymoon, they spent 3 months traveling through Europe. Three freaking months! Can you imagine that kind of honeymoon? Phewww!

Anyways, T and I have a long legacy to live up to. I know we can do it. He's my bestest best friend! I can't imagine spending a day without his crazy ass by my side. I can't wait til our lil sidekick arrives either. :) :) :)

On another note, I feel like dog's ass today. Not overwhelmingly sick in one way or another, just all around crappy. I've been running things all day here by myself, no lunch break or anything. Not that I can't handle it, it would just be nice to get the hell out of here for an hour or so. If the manager comes back at all, I'm thinking I'll ask him if I can just go home early and let him close for the day. I think that's fair.

I will say this, our maintenance guy here at work found a piece of a crack rock when a guest moved out today.

Super classy.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Polling data

So I made 2 different statuses on facebook as to wether everyone thinks Peanut is going to be a girl or boy! So far people are leaning towards girl...and I kinda am, too.

See, the whole reason I decided to take the 1st pregnancy test was this really odd dream I had. I don't think I've written about this yet so yeah....

I was napping on the couch, feeling super sick. Tony was going to get us some Jimmy Johns for dinner. I had this dream where I could see myself sleeping on the couch, and a spirit of a girl just entered my body...and I just woke up. It was really weird. That's when I remembered I had a pregnancy test upstairs (from the whole birth control recall from a few months back), and decided to take it. Within SECONDS it said pregnant. I called T, told him to come back right now....and here we are!

Anyways, that's why I've been leaning towards girl this whole time. I know T wants the boy so bad he can't stand it, but I know he will absolutely fall in l-o-v-e with his daughter the second he sees her on that screen on Thursday.

Onnnnn that note, this week is gonna absolutely creep by. I guess I should go to work now. Blahhhhhh.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Sunday Funday!

Happy Sunday, y'all.

I've been super productive this morning. Cleaning, cleaning, cleaning! The whole downstairs (well, except the bathroom) is spotless! Working upstairs right now. I'm on my 2nd load of laundry, too! I love a clean house! It makes me feel....comfortable.

T made $230 freaking dollars on deliveries with Wing Zone (his 2nd job) last night. Can you say "holy crap?" Anyways, since we did so well last night, he got us Cracker Barrel for breakfast. Mmmm hashbrown casserole... nom nom nom

Speaking of casseroles, mine turned out pretty good. It did taste a little bland and not nearly as creamy as I would have liked. Hot sauce fixed the 1st issue. Next time, I think I'll add either cream cheese or sour cream. I'll definitely add the water-chestnuts, too. Maybe some corn and a little onion....we'll see.

So, how much of a genius am I you ask? Oh well, pretty much the most genius ever. I had an extra car air freshener laying around, so ya know what I did? I clipped it on the vent in our kitchen. Boom. Did I just blow your mind? I know, it's okay to be amazed. The whole downstairs smells like strawberry lemonade. It's lovely. :)

We're about to go clean our cars, go see mom and pops for awhile, then later we're having dinner with T's family.

I love Sunday's. <3

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Week 20 baby update!

Wooooah! Our lil Peanut has eyebrows and eyelashes now! That's crazy!! Apparently it's about 10 inches long and 10 ounces! Peanut's not such a peanut anymore!

I need to take my pre-admission papers to DCH Northport ASAP. Maybe I'll just do it Thursday after we have the ultrasound.

I still can't believe we'll know the gender next week! This is so freaking cool!

I wonder how far into the pregnancy can the baby be born and survive outside the womb...? I know 20 weeks is not nearly enough time for out lil bun to bake, I'm just curious.

Premature babies always make me think of that episode of Roseanne (my all time favorite show) where Darline goes into labor. The baby is super premature and still survives. It always makes me cry.

I'm about to get off work, go home and test my casserole out, and sleep! Mommy needs a nap... <3

Some people...

I'm not making any kind of effort at work today. The weather is making me sleepy, and I wish I was at home in bed with my love. Sadface.

Lily threw up twice this morning...poor puppy. I put her in bed with her daddy. Nothing like cleaning up dog puke in the a.m. Hmmmph.

I decided to try a recipe in my crockpot this morning. It's gotta cook for like 5 hours so it should be ready by the time I get home from work. I found a similar recipe online and then just kinda winged it.

It's tater tots, cheese, chicken and bacon caserole! It needs a better name.... I bought waterchestnuts for it, too...but forgot to put em in. I got the tatertots that have the onion flavor, put half the bag on the bottom, then a layer of the 5 cheese Mexican blend. Next I put a layer of boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into chunks. Then came some bacon. Finally the rest of the tots, cheese, chicken, bacon, and a little more cheese. Poured in 1/2 cup of 2% milk and covered it. Put it on low. Forgot to add salt and pepper, but I can always do that later. I'll probably add the waterchestnuts on top, too. I'll let you guys know how it turns out.

So we hired this guy to do our night safety/office work. He's a decent guy, good at his job for the most part...but for some reason I just can't stand him! I don't know what it is, seriously! He never did anything rude or that would piss me off...I just don't like him. I don't like it when he's in the room, I don't like to see him walk by, I don't like the way he smells, I just plain don't like him. Tony says I need to give him a chance...I try but....AHHHH!!! He says really stupid things and talks about work all the freaking time. I get it, you did something. Cool. Do you want a cookie? Good. Lord.

That's enough for now. I need something with some caffine in it before my head explodes.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Name changing and presents

I wish there was another occasion where I was just randomly given gifts....

Seriously! There are really only 2 occasions in life where you're just randomly given gifts, pregnancy and  engagement.

Tony's folks stopped by my work with a goodie bag of stuff for peanut! Onesys, bottles, and the CUTEST frog thermometer! Yesterday Mama bought Peanut a onesy that says "I drool crimson and white," and a white bib with a houndstooth elephant...TOO CUTE!

It is really hard to believe that this time next week I will be in full baby mode... I am so excited to know what I can call our baby. It's just weird not knowing at this point. I try to talk to it every chance I get...I just want to be specific.

I think we have officially changed the girl name to Riley Greer DiPastena instead of Layla Grace DiPastena. I mean...Layla was always the fake name I gave out at the bars to guys I didn't want anything more than a free drink out of sooooo....maybe it is better this way.

I see us having a Riley. It's such a cute name. We just have to run it by Tony's sister Michelle before it is official. It was her backup name if Andrew was a girl. I don't want to step on her toes or anything. It's just the polite thing to do.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

I think I just peed my pants...

I wish I was kidding. I coughed a little too hard... And I'm pretty sure my undies are soaked.

We're about 15 minutes from home. This sucks.

Also my nipples are leaking because T decided to pinch one. Why you might ask? Because I playfully punched him in the arm.


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Here I am, stuck in the middle with you...

Alright, time to get back at it with this thing. How am I ever going to make this thing pay off if I don't keep updating it, right?


I have all this crazy energy lately, and I've been really positive as well. I feel like, especially with everything that has been going on lately, being negative is a waste of my time.

My parents are doing really well, all things considered. It's been a tough road, but we'll get through it. Thank God for good insurance, right?

The fire started in their garage by their 2003 Cadillac CTS, around 4am Monday the 24th. The car hadn't been driven since Saturday around 9pm. Crazy, right? Once it reached the attic, there wasn't a prayer. The whole house is ruined. My parents have a lot of decisions to make, and it's going to be a long rest of the year (at the very least).

The most important thing is that they are alive, and they had really good insurance. Had they not...well, I don't even want to think about it. I'm just so thankful for smoke alarms and the Hartford. Everything is going to be okay.

Their 30th wedding anniversary is next week. We have a lot to celebrate. :)

AND.... one week from tomorrow, we find out if our little Peanut will be wearing cleats or tutus!! I AM SO FREAKING EXCITED!!!! Tony is absolutely positive it's a boy. I don't care either way. I was thinking girl...but I don't have a clear read on it. I know I'll be a HUGE ball of tears either way.

So. Pumped.

My cousin, Baby Preston, is off of all medications at this point. It's now between him and God what happens next. He is doing as well as can be expected. They are doing CPAP tests to gauge his breathing. So far, so good! Apparently his nervous system is responding! If you pinch him, he flinches! Normally I don't condone pinching a child...but whatever it takes to wake that little butt up.

I keep praying for him constantly, and I hope you are too. It has to be paying off! We are still holding strong that he is a little miracle child, and God has big things in store for him. Keep praying!

That's all for now! I gotta find some way to get this energy out of me!


Friday, September 28, 2012

All apologies

Sorry for the lack of updates this week. It has been one of the worst weeks of my life. My parents home burned down in a fire around 4am Monday morning. Needless to say, it's been a very tiring and trying week. I'm not ready to talk about it too much, just didn't want to lose my readers.

I'll let everyone know what's going on very soon. Just say a prayer for stability and levelheadedness for my family.

I'm so thankful that mama and daddy are alright, but it's gonna be a long couple of months.

Friday, September 21, 2012


Today was payday....score! Knowing all of that money is going to

Tony and I are working really hard to get caught up/ahead on everything before Peanut's arrival. Out goal is to be 100% debt free on d-day. I think know we can do it!

Work is driving me crazy right now. I don't know if it's because it's Friday, or if I'm just pregnant and hormonal. 99% of the time, I really don't mind my job. When it is's really bad. Today hasn't had any particular moments that shook me up.... I just need a nap.

All I've heard on Preston is that they are feeding him breast milk (not orally) and he is keeping it down. His fever and blood pressure spiked last night. Last I heard everything was back to normal. JUST KEEP PRAYING! Every time he even crosses my mind, which is often, I say a quick prayer for my adorable cousin. He's got a lot of life left to live.

Tony is having dinner with one of his guy friends tonight. I am going to have a skype date with my BFF ABBY!!! Yeahhhhh! She hasn't seen my bump yet. :)

Pregnancy note- my boobs are freaking killing me! GOOD LORD! It's like someone is holding dry ice on my nipples. They're also getting ridiculously huge. Kill me.

I'm thinking it's about time to share our lil secret (if you can even call it that anymore) on facebook....hmmmmm

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Quick update on Preston

Hey y'all. Just got home from the hospital not too long ago. Wanted to let you guys know about the lil guy.  I'm not gonna lie, I hated seeing him hooked up to all those machines and monitors. However, it is comforting to know that they are doing their job.

He is progressing normally, stable condition. He is "pushing breaths" on his own, but the ventilator is carrying out the action of the breath after that point. Olivia said that if they took him off of it, he would "more than likely" be breathing on his own. They just want it to be more stable before they do anything like that.

His pupils have not been responding today, but he is peeing and pooping on his own. His temp is normal, right at 99*. His color looked good! I honestly didn't expect that. They said it could be another 7-10 days before we know anything conclusive.

My cousin Joseph (Preston's uncle) said last night he tickled his foot and his arm twitched! Olivia said she was reading him a book and had her hand under his. She said he grasped at her finger. That brought tears to my eyes.

I almost fainted while I was in there. I think it was a huge influx of emotions to hit me at once. Olivia is being so so so strong, Julian too. If that were Peanut up there.... I just don't know how they are doing it.

The ora of the whole hospital is just amazing! Everyone is so positive and supportive. It's a beautiful thing. The Children's Hospital of Birmingham is just an inspiring place all around. I was very impressed.

Mom and I had a really good talk today about life and whatnot. I am so lucky to have a mom that I also consider a best friend. It fills me with joy.

I also went and saw Tony's dad and step-mom today. I answered a lot of their questions, I think. I feel like they were actually on the same page as us when I left. That is awesome.

Today was a roller coaster of emotions for me. I am just drained. Thank you guys for reading and taking an interest in what I have to say. It means a ton to me, wether you realize it or not. I ask again that everyone please keep praying for our sweet Preston. Every single word that is lifted up is helping him get one step closer to recovery.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Another update on baby Preston

Quick update on Preston. They have stopped warming him medically, and are letting his body do its own thing. 

I heard this morning that his temperature had spiked to near-fever levels, not a good sign. However, Mom says his temp is normal now and he is still stable.

She also said he is beginning to "fight the ventilator." This is great news! He is cognitive enough to know he doesn't want that thing on his face. :)

He is breathing on his own at about 13 breaths a min, so he is still being assisted by the ventilator.

His heart rate is elevated (in the 170s range). That is high, but not awful.

The doctors are slowly taking him off the meds. Today is critical! PLEASE KEEP PRAYING!

Tony, my mom, sister and I are going to see Preston and the family tomorrow. I'll be sure to update after seeing this sweet, sweet baby, or if I hear anything else today.

Oh the in-laws...

Well, we told Tony's parents. He went over to their house Monday night while I was still at work.

It went about like we thought it would. They were concerned about the same things my parents were/are concerned about- not being married and no real savings. Figured.

I get it, hell those things concern me too!

Last night, around 10:30, they started texting me. I told them how much I love them and respect everything they have done/continue to do for us. They told me they are excited for us and know that everything will be wonderful.

My heart is overjoyed! It so could have gone the other way.

I sent them the pictures of the ultrasound. I was told some tears were shed. Pops was trying to figure our who peanut looks like. :D

All that, and this BEAUTIFUL Fall day considered, I'm a happy lil mommy to be!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Another update on Preston

Hey everyone, just a quick update on Preston.

They began raising his temperature this morning around 4am. This is going to be a lengthy process because they can only raise it .7 degrees every 4 hours.

So far, everything is looking great! Brain stem is showing lots of activity, no signs of swelling or infection.

The doctors said the cognitive part of his brain (the part that controls fine motor skills such as blinking and talking) is slower to respond than they would like to see. However, they have had him in a coma since Saturday, and they expect that to improve.

Today is very critical for little Preston. Take a few seconds and say a prayer for him, Julian and Olivia. Let God know this child has a lot of people that want him to stick around for a long, long time!

I'll update more as the information comes available.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Update on Preston

Hey everyone, about to hit the sac so I thought I'd give a quick update on baby Preston.

My mom spoke with her aunt (Preston's great grandmother) earlier this evening.

Little man has been stable all day!! Like I said earlier, his pupils are responsive and there has been no swelling thus far. He is in stable condition. He was breathing on his own, but it was erratic at times. They put him on a respirator to regulate that.

The doctors did an EEG today. It showed activity in the brain and no signs of seizure!!! This is great, GREAT news!

Around 4 am they are going to start warming his body back up. It is a long process- can take up to 16 hours.

What they will be watching for are fever spikes, infection and brain swelling.

Up 'til now, all the news has been positive. There is still a long road ahead.

My mom is going to the hospital in the morning. She has promised to keep me informed.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE continue to pray for Preston! His Facebook group has over 2000 members. There is a lot of power behind all those prayers! Yours will certainly help, too.


Prayers for Preston

Sorry for the lack of posting this weekend. It was a bit of a stressful one. I have a favor to ask of all my readers...

My 2 year old cousin Preston was found unresponsive in a pool on Saturday. He had fallen in, and we don't know how long he was underwater.

My family kept him alive until the paramedics arrived. They airlifted him to Children's Hospital in Birmingham, where he remains.

They have him in a medically induced coma, and are keeping his internal temp. below 90*. This is to prevent swelling of the brain. If the brain swells, it can cause serious brain damage.

My brother went to see him yesterday. My family is holding it together the best they can. The doctors are saying he is doing "better than expected."

They will keep him under until Wednesday. At that point, they will gradually begin bringing him off the meds and letting him do his own thing. Then they will assess the brain for damage and go from there.

They are checking his pupils and they are responsive. That's a great sign! Also, he had water in his stomach, but not his lungs. This is another positive sign.

I can't imagine how Julian and Olivia are feeling right now, as parents. Even being pregnant, I can't imagine  what it would do to me (even at this point) if something happened to lil peanut.

I'm asking EVERYONE, no matter what you do or don't believe in, to PLEASE pray for this precious child. Lift up his name and ask for a miracle. We're not ready to send him home, and we believe God has big things in store for little Preston.

If you could, take ten seconds of your time to ask God to place his healing hand on Preston and our family. Every prayer helps! There is also a Facebook group that had been started to keep everyone updated on his condition. Just do a Facebook search for "Prayers for Preston" if you are interested. I will keep everyone updated as I can here in the blog.

Thanks you for your prayers!!!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Gender reveal party ideas!

  • Cake w/ pink or blue center
  • Cake pops! Pink or blue insides, dipped in white chocolate and sprinkles
  • OHHH! I just saw a cute idea! Do the cake pops, but only ONE has the colored center! CUTE!
  • Balloons in a box!
  • Unwrap an outfit or accessory in front of everyone? Meehhh...
  • Having a skype or google hangout of what's going on so people that can't make it can be a part of it.
  • A gender reveal word search!
  • Cupcakes with a question mark on the top!
  • A PINATA! With feathers or candy on the inside! That would be fun for the nieces and nephews!

I found some cute picture ideas! I'll post those when I'm not at work. :)

Gender reveal party

So, I'm thinking about doing a gender reveal party.

Getting both of the families together, and telling them in a cute way all at once. I think it would be a lot of fun! Thoughts?

I thought about doing a cake....inside pink or blue, depending on what lil peanut is. The outside could be white, or pink and blue, and say "It's a...." Then when we cut into it, bingo!

Or we could do cake pops and everyone bites in it at once! That would be fun!

I need more ideas. I'm gonna turn to google for inspiration. Maybe pinterest? Abby gave me a cute idea about bees! "What will it bee?!" That's adorable.

I know I have a lot of readers, but not a lot of commenters. C'mon, folks! Give me some feedback!!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Don't drink the water...

Okay, I wanna talk about something that pissed me off yesterday. I know that as I tell family members, more and more people will know I’m pregnant. Case in point, my grandmother.
Now, as you would expect, Mimi has a very old school mentality. When I told her I was pregnant, I played the whole “I just don’t want to disappoint anyone” card. It worked just as I thought it would. Of course as soon as she talked to my mom, it was a completely different story.
She couldn’t believe Tony did this to me. She was worried about what people would think. I get all of that, I really do.  What bothers me is that she didn’t say any of this to me! She said it to my mom, brother, sister, and cousins. Everyone (but my sister) set her straight. They told her they are happy about this and she should be to! This will be their 5th great grandchild! That is a blessing in itself.
She has since got on board and has stopped saying negative things. My cousin whipped out her pack of birth control and said, “If it wasn’t for these, I would have been pregnant a long time ago!” I would have paid to seen the look on Mimi’s face.
That’s not what pissed me off.
What pissed me off was my sister. When I told them, very early on, that we were having a baby, we asked them to keep it quiet. I didn’t want tons of people knowing before I got out of the 1st trimester. We also thought it unfair that less important people found out before T’s parents (who were in/are in New York).
Apparently my sister took that to mean she could tell whoever she wanted.
I found out yesterday, from my mother, that my sister (whom doesn’t even have a facebook) figured I had put it all over facebook (which I haven’t), so it didn’t matter who she told! So all these random people, some I don’t even know, found out I was pregnant before a lot of people that truly matter in our lives and the life of our child.
This REALLY got me heated.
My sister is a lesbian. When she told me, several years ago, I kept it to myself. I mean, it was no shocker, but still it was/is her business to tell. So why couldn’t she give ME the same respect?! My sister and I have always been tremendously close, and this cut me to the core. This is the biggest news I’ve ever been able to share with people, but that’s okay…you go ahead and tell whoever the hell you feel like telling.
What if it had/has gotten back to T’s family?! How would they feel!? If in fact it has, SHE will be the one apologizing to them, not me. I kept my mouth shut. I respect other people’s feelings.

I told my mom that if she talks to her before I do (which isn’t going to be for a while) to “keep her fucking mouth shut.” I’m pissed.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Heartburn hell...

Okay, I've gotta be an idiot....or incredibly pregnant.

Sunday and Monday all I wanted to eat was boneless wings... the spicier the better. I guess the baby has taste buds like both of us. Anyways, I wasn't really thinking of the repercussions. I was just excited that I could finally eat something I really wanted.

Bad idea.

We went to Buffalo Wild Wings and then Yogurt Mountain for date night last night. We had such a good time. It's amazing how I just fall more and more in love with T every day. It's the greatest blessing.

We got home around 10-10:30. Went to bed sometime around midnight. I woke up around 2am with the worst freaking heartburn I've ever had. I mean, it was AWFUL!

I tried fighting it. T went and got me a big glass of water. I sat up, and started coughing really bad. I went ahead and went to the bathroom. I threw up evvvverything.

Man, I thought I was out of this whole puking phase. Bullllllll shit. I mean, it is my own fault...but I had gone a week without any of this mess.


Now I feel like complete dog crap. I still have awful heartburn. I hope it goes away so I can actually work today.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

It's gameday in Tuscaloosa!

Happy Saturday, guys.

Today is our home opener against Western Kentucky! Here in a little bit, we're gonna head to moms for breakfast, then head to the game in Bryant Denny Stadium!

Best place in the whole, wide world.

Last night, my nephew Cade spent the night. We picked him up so he could go to the game with us today. We got dinner then decided to go to a late night movie! Raiders of the Lost Arc was re-released in IMAX, so we caught that.

It was awesome! Tony and Cade were like 2 kids in a candy store. Bonding. :) 

After the movie let out (which was right a midnight), we took Cade to cruise The Strip (which is where everyone parties before and after games). We let him ride in the front seat. He tried to look so grown-up to everyone we passed by. I hope it was one of those cool aunt things that he'll remember for a long time.

Anyways, time to get up and moving for the day! I hope everyone has an amazing weekend! Enjoy gameday, and as always....ROLL TIDE!!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Unintentional Weird Photos

This is my last post for the day (more than likey). I hope it makes you laugh as much as it did me. Enjoy! <3

My 16 week appointment!

I had my 16 week checkup with my OBGYN yesterday. Well, I didn't actually see her but I went to the office for blood work and to check on the heartbeat.

Tony went with me this time. He heard the heartbeat for the 1st time. It tripped him out. It was adorable. :)

Heartbeat was 145. Right on track! You could hear the lil peanut moving around. It was so cute!

I had blood drawn to check for certain birth defects like down syndrome and spinal defects. Fingers crossed and prayers sent that everything comes back clear!

Next month we FINALLY find out if it's tutus or footballs. I can't freaking wait! I want to start buying baby stuff! IT'S KILLING ME!!!! Not that I necessarily care what we're having. I know everyone says this, but I just want our lil one to be healthy. I'm anxious to make a registry. :)

I also had a dentist appointment. I have a freaking cavity. I've only had one other one in my whole life. Stupid.

Things that really grind my gears...

I'm in the mood to complain. The following entry is going to contain things that piss me off. Enjoy!

People that don't use their blinkers.

Not having my car while I'm working.

People who join Mary Kay/ Avon/ 31 gifts/ etc and post about it nonstop on Facebook and Pinterest.

The color orange.

The smell of steamed cabbage.


When people say "let me ax you a question..."

When people say any variation of "we fixin go over my grandmama house..." Nouns, pronouns and verbs are interchangeable.

Dying highlighters.

People blaming everything on government conspiracies.

Political bashing on Facebook.

People making me repeat myself more than once.

People who don't tip.

Fax machines.

People playing loud music through a cell phone.

People who have loud songs on their phones as their text tones, and they don't stop the music once they have received and recognized the text.


B. O.

Excessive body hair.


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Get over it!

Okay I need to vent here for a second. I'm typically a positive, glass-half-full kinda girl. I do have an issue with other people's bad moods. When an abundance of people around me are in the shittiest of shitty moods, IT PISSES ME OFF!

I'm at work right now, and I'm still dealing with the guest Internet being down. Issue one, pissed off guests.

I had a guest ask me to give him quarters in exchange for charging his debit card. Can't do that. He then got pissed off and went off on me about how "y'all need a damn ATM in this place." issue two, overly rude guest.

I have an appointment with the obgyn tomorrow. T took off so he could come and hear the baby's heartbeat for the first time. Mom text me this morning and asked me what time the appointment is. I told her 9am, but tony was going with me. She took that to mean that I didn't need or want her there. Issue three, pissed off mom.

And finally, t calls me and tells me he's having "the worst day ever" because of difficult guests and bitchy fellow employees. Now he wants to apply for other jobs on his lunch break and complain like it's the worst thing ever. Issue number four, pissed off boyfriend.

I get how all these things can be a nuisance, even really annoying (especially the pissed off customer on t's behalf) but my god.... Is all of this really necessary? Did everyone wake up today and decide to be in a bad mood?

I think we all need to go back to bed, wake up, and try it again.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Blogging after dark

Hey readers! A little late on this entry, but we were busy today.

I was pretty irritable at work today. Our guest internet service was down and it seemed like every five freaking seconds someone was calling, "yeah uhmmm my interrrrrnet is uhhh doooown and I uhhh...." "Let me stop you there. Everyone's service is down. They're working on it. No, I don't know when service will be restored. I apologize. No, there's nothing else I can do." It got old, quick. By the time we closed shift I was ready to smack the next person that asked about it upside the freaking head!

T came to work at close so we could do a (free of charge) middle of the week laundry load. That has to be the best perk of my job. I can use the house laundry to wash my clothes (after hours) all I want. It has saved us tremendous amounts of money, and time. Those washers are huge! We can do two weeks worth of washing in three loads! One for colors, one for whites, one for towels and sheets. Score.

After we started the wash, we went to Publix to grab some stuff for dinner. I was in the mood to cook, so we grabbed stuff for spagetti, meat sauce, salad (which is currently bogo!) and strawberry shortcake. We dropped the stuff off at home, went back to work and put the clothes in the dryer, then came home and I started cooking.

Everything was delicious, I must say. I think T and I both needed a good home cooked meal (and so did peanut)! After dinner, T went and picked up our laundry. He's the best!

We watched a movie (Nothing but Trouble, a 90s flick with Chevy Chase and Demi Moore. Hilarious), and had a little fun time, if ya know what I mean. ;) ;)

I don't know what it is, but sex is even better when you're pregnant. I don't get it. I think we both thought it would be weird, but once we got used to the whole "there's a baby in there" thing, and I assured T that there was no way the kid was being hurt or affected by it, sex is like a whole different ballgame! Who knows how it will be when I'm as big as a house.

So I think I mentioned this in one of my earlier blog posts. I have been taking the gummy prenatal vitamins since the beginning of the pregnancy. I opted for those because I read that they are a lot easier on the tummy than the regular horse-pill type.

They were much easier for me to take. The issue now is the taste. I haven't puked in three days (knock on wood), but I'm starting to taste things differently. It's strange. Now I just about gag when I'm chewing my vitamins. I'm about 85% done with the bottle. I think once these are gone I'm gonna try the pills. I can't take these much longer.

My mom was texting me earlier. She is getting wayyyy too excited about the baby! She told me she already bought it something. She wouldn't tell me what it is. The only issue with that is we don't know what it is yet. I don't want her to buy something gender specific and it not be the right one.

Ma is pretty sure it's a girl. She told me she did look at Alabama cheerleader outfits.....and tricycles, swing sets, and floaties. I think she's getting just a little ahead of herself. Oh the old saying goes, "If Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy."

Monday, September 3, 2012

I'm back!

Sorry about the lack of posting this weekend. We were super busy!

In case you live under a rock, my Alabama Crimson Tide beat the hell out of Michigan this weekend. Roll tide to that! It was a great game and I am very impressed with the way our team played. Just an outright stellar performance. I could blog about the game for hours and hours, but that's not what this blog is about so....moving on...

Like I said, busy busy weekend. T's new job is craaaaazy stressful during football weekends, home or away. It really got to him Saturday. I think it's just because it's new and he doesn't quite know the roads and apartment complexes quite yet. He'll get there.

The best and worst thing about T is that he is a perfectionist. Once he's got something down, he's the absolute best at it. Better than all the rest.

However, when he's trying to learn new things, he gets frustrated too easily. He lets the stress overcome him. That was the case this weekend.

Come Sunday, we had a good system in place. Once we got him all organized, things started coming to him more easily. He has to learn that he can't control the entire business. If things are backed up, that is not his fault.

He just wants everything to be great so he gets good tips. Who can blame him? I feel the same way.

I know, now more than ever, to just be patient with him and let him figure everything out. I can't push him. It has to come in its own time. I have to remember not to let his frustration frustrate me. If I can stay calm, I can keep him calm.

We're a team, we have to support and uplift each other.

I think that is a good lesson to remember when we have a frustrated child. I'm absolutely sure those moments will arise.

Well, the weather is getting dicey. I'll update more later.


Thursday, August 30, 2012

C'mon baby...please please pllllleeeeaaassseeee

It's been a rolling stones kinda day :)

We've had a productive day off so far! I had lunch at Panera Bread with my sister, and T had lunch with his mom at ihop. We dropped his car off for some service, then went to hell aka walmart for groceries and what not.

Tony finally told his mom about the baby today. She is really excited! I met up with them after I finished eating with my sis. She was beaming. She thinks it's a girl. I can't tell you how much better I feel now that she knows. It's such a relief!

His dad and stepmom will be home from New York next week. When they get back, we'll tell them (and his sister & brother in law), then I'm letting it go completely public!

I'm really excited for that day. I want to put it on Facebook, as cheesy as that may be. So far only close family and friends know, and I'm ready for everyone to know. Plus I'm starting to look pregnant. Blahhhhh. Then I can tell everyone about the blog :) 

I just really hope his dad takes it well.

Sorry for the lack of posting today. We were just super busy. Everything before this line was actually typed hours ago. 

I rode with T again on his shift tonight. It had some touchy moments to say the least. He was letting little things get the best of him (aka people not tipping), and getting down on himself. However, when we added up earnings for the night, he was making about $20 bucks an hour.

With that being said, I think he's gonna stop letting the little things get to him.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Who cares baby? I think I wanna marry you...

First off, this may be the sweetest and most impressive marriage proposal EVER! I cried like a little baby. Check it out! 

Live lip-dub marriage proposal

Anyways, I still feel like crap but I'm off tomorrow so hopefully I'll recover. I am just crazy nauseous and headachy. I am not a fan.

Tony is at his new/2nd job right now for his first shift. I hope it's going well! I'm so proud of him for doing this, but I miss him already. I hope he's not gone all night...unless he's making bookoodles of cash. If that's the case, cool. :)

I had a baby dream last night! Peanut was a boy again, and this time I wasn't in some weird high school locker room type hospital all alone...

That's another story entirely.

So yeah, I had our lil peanut and it was a beautiful baby boy...with with blonde, curly hair! What?! T and I both have dark locks so that kinda threw me off. Anyways, he was so cute and really smart. 

See, I can say he was smart because in 95% of my baby dreams, my kid is like 3 years old in a matter of minutes. It's the strangest thing! One minute I had just delivered, the next he's a couple months, then a couple years! Maybe it's a metaphor for how fast childhood goes by....ha, dream metaphors.

We had him down in Troy at my grandparent's house. Several of my cousins, T and I were all in the living room downstairs talking and stuff. I guess the older folks were gone somewhere and had taken peanut with them.

So we were all sitting around smoking a joint....

I'm such a classy dream parent.

I wanna give a shout-out to honey Teddy Grams.... My doctor told me to try them for nausea and I gotta say, they really do help! I'm keeping the box beside my bed to combat early morning sickness. Tasty and helpful, can't beat it! :)

Is blogging at work counterproductive?

I feel like complete shit today. I almost called in to work, except Wednesdays are usually our slowest days. I had to fight myself to keep from puking this morning. I really feel sick sick. This is going to be a longggg day.

Tony starts his part time job today. I'm so proud of him!!! I hope he likes it and that it's all we think it will be. Extra cash flow would really be awesome right now.

I don't have too much to say right now. The weather here looks pretty bad. We're in for some bad thunderstorms today. I hope all my friends and family are safe and secure.

My mom is fine, by the way. It got a little dicey there yesterday, but last I talked to her (around 11pm) she was watching Friends and having an adult beverage.

I turned off our cable and internet yesterday.  We need to save that money anyways. The internet was slow as Christmas, and we can piggyback off of a neighbor's wifi with a much better connection. I can watch most of what I already watch as it is on Netflix. Adult decisions...wooo.

I'm gonna end here. I feel a puke session coming on and my head is throbbing. More later.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Hurricane Isaac

Just wanted to send out a quick prayer for everyone that has been or will be impacted by hurricane Isaac. I've got a lot of family and friends down on the gulf coast. Just hope everyone is prepared.

Speaking of family, Babs (my lovely mother) is actually in Destin right now. She is there by herself, and is refusing to come home, seeing no danger in the situation...

I DON'T get it. Why would you want to stay in a hurricane when you don't have to?  She should have come home yesterday. Now she can't leave. The water from the gulf is already covering the entire beach, and hitting the seawall.

She says she has a meeting with a lady about having new drapes put in, and she is going to buy new patio furniture today.

Well, if she stands around outside long enough, some new stuff might just blow by...

These are the genes we are passing down to our child. I'm worried.

Early morning conclusions...

First off, good morning bloggos! Sleep well? Good, good.

I've come to a few conclusions this morning that I would like to share with you. I hope you enjoy.

1. We need a bigger bed. The more pregnant I get, the more I realize this. Dear God. When we moved into our place, Tony's parents gave us his furniture from his room at home. Don't get me wrong, it's really nice stuff....but we're sleeping on a full sized bed, with a dog. Now I love to snuggle, but I would love to have the option to spral out and not kick my future husband in the kidney.

2. Tony is the biggest baby in the mornings. I have no problem being his alarm clock, but good lord... I don't have to be at work for another 3 hours after him. I would like to get some extra sleep. The problem with me is that once I'm awake, It's gonna take me at least two hours to go back to sleep. So, by the time I'm ready to hit the hay, it's time to get up. Anyways, this is our morning routine- 
-----6:30- 1st alarm goes off. I hit snooze. "Baby, it's time for you to get up. C'mon, wake up!"
-----6:39- 2nd alarm goes off. I hit snooze, again. "Seriously babe, get up! You're gonna be late...again!" T-"what time is it?" B-"6:40." T-"I'll get up at 6:50."

At this point, Lily is completely awake, bouncing around, being cute, what have you. I'm 100% awake.

-----6:48 3rd alarm goes off. I hit snooze one more time. "TONY GET UP! NOW! GET OUT OF BED AND GET IN THE SHOWER. YOU'RE ACTING LIKE A LITTLE KID. GET UPPPP!" T-"Geeze you don't have to be so mean about it, I'm up."

He may have his eyes open but he's not up yet. Ohh no. He has to lay in bed, check his phone, mess with me, then for about 3 minutes he will be incredibly sweet and cuddly. Wait....are his eyes closed? "You little shit! Get up baby!"

-----6:57 final alarm goes off. He's up...and so am I. Because of all this snoozing, he now has 45 minutes to shower, eat, and get ready for work. Do you know what that means for me?

Plates and cups on the table, pans on the stove, eggshells in the sink and wet towels on the floor.

Of course he always says, "Oh don't worry about it. I'll take care of it later.' But what do we do? The women? We clean it up, all of it. I do it because he is amazing and loves me more than anything. I do it because he would do it for me. I do it because I don't want the house to look like a pig sty! 

I can't tell you how many times we've had the "just get up 5 minutes earlier" conversation. Does it work? No. I've just about concluded that I will be dealing with this for the rest of my life. But if this is the worst problem in our relationship, I can dig it. :)

3. Pooping while pregnant is a freaking chore! Yeah, I said it. Pooping. I always feel like I'm about to EXPLODE and have to urgently get to a toilet. After 5, 10 mins...2 pebbles and I'm done. What the hell is that? Is this normal? I need to do some pregnant pooping googling.....I hope that doesn't take me to some kind of freaky fetish porn....

4. And finally, I can't wait til halloween with a little one! I love halloween as it is, but last night we both got to thinking about how amazing halloween is as a kid. We both want to make the holiday as fun and funky as possible for our little tyke. Really go over the top with it. EEEKKK!!!!

The same goes for Christmas, really. I'm just excited as fall is approaching, halloween is the closest and is on my mind. We'll cross the Christmas bridge when we get to it.