Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I cried this morning…

First off, I’m not a big crier. My sister cries enough for the both of us. Ha!
But this morning I cried walking my husband out the door. Some of you might think it’s the hormones but it’s not. I love my husband more than anything in this world. To say we have an extraordinary love is an understatement. I’m thankful for the almost 9 years we’ve had together. To grow together, to find out who we are supposed to be, to really play out the type of husband and wife we want to be to one another, but most of all, I’m thankful that I have a best friend in my husband.
To love and be loved is one of the greatest gifts in the world. You are opening up your heart to someone and hoping that they see all of you. That they take all of you and hold you to the highest regard. But most of all, that they take your heart and treat it right.
My husband has loved me from day one, I’m not kidding either. I had a guarded heart and was slow to come around, but from the beginning it was completely obvious that God gave me him. I wouldn’t take back the time that I was hesitant because we both believe that we probably would have ruined our “thing” before it even got started. It’s all about timing and at 17 who really wants to find the person they will spend the rest of their life with. We needed time to be free and find out who we were. Even during that difficult time when someone always wanted more, we were best friends.
I could spend all day, every day with him. Sitting around the house, laying in bed, dreaming out loud together, doesn’t matter as long as we are together. I do have to admit that he was fine with leaving me and doing our own things but now things have changed. I used to be the one saying that I couldn’t sleep without him here and lately I’ve caught him saying that I stayed out too long and he couldn’t fall asleep. Makes my heart swoon! He now counts the days to the weekend so we can spend more time together. But it's not always puppy dogs and rainbows, we fight, we argue, and we get annoyed with one another. I always tell him, "I love you all the time but I don't like you very much right now".
I’m so glad that we will have waited 3 years of being married to have a baby. Some people think marriage is nothing but a piece of paper. Not in our minds. Marriage to us is living for the other person. We make decisions together, but most importantly it’s not “I” or “Me”, it’s “We'” and “Us”. We’re a package deal, take us or leave us.
I cried this morning not because he was leaving but because loving him as much as I do is uncontrollable. People cry because they are happy or sad or just need a good cry. I cry because when I love someone, I truly love them.
I love my husband.
I love our growing baby.
I love my family.
I love you!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

“They beat me up, Scotty”

Monday, Monday. What a day that was! I went to my third appointment, 15 weeks and 3 days, to do the glucose test and blood work. My doctor does things differently than most. I got to pick out my drink and take it home with at my previous appointment. R got up and made me my usual breakfast, eggs with hash browns and I went back to sleep for a little while. I was feeling queasy the night before and could barely sleep. People have always said that the drink is the worst part and it is so gross, so I was scared. Plus, I’m not able to handle sweets all too well so I was really nervous that I was going to have a puke fest! Fortunately I woke up and after a pep talk, plugged my nose and chugged that drink over the kitchen sink. I chose the fruit punch flavor and it wasn’t bad.
My appointment went horribly! I have deep veins, which makes it hard for ANYONE to draw my blood. She tried in both of upper arms and couldn’t find a good vein. I thought for sure I was going to have bruises from where she was hitting the creases in my arms. She then moved to my hands. She tried my right hand and was able to get a little before that vein blew. Then moved on to my left hand in between my knuckles, got a little and then that vein blew too. I’m not a wimp to pain but that damn in between the knuckles try, hurt like a you know what!
After that I moved into the exam room to hear the baby’s heartbeat and he couldn’t find it. I was freaking out. I could see the aggravation in his face and just started praying. He said he usually has problems with that Doppler so he went next door and got another and what do you know! I heard Baby E’s heartbeat. 156 beats per minute. I scheduled the autonomy scan to find out the sex for September 22nd at 8:30 a.m. After that horrendous appointment I treated myself to Chick Fil A and a long leisurely nap. I deserved it!
Check out my battle scars!
In between the knuckles. This one still aches.
The band aids hurt to pull out
People asked why I was taking my glucose test early and I did ask my doctor. He said he sees no reason in waiting until a patient is in the last trimester to find out that they are diabetic when he should’ve been treating them months in advanced. Makes sense to me! So I will take another one later on in pregnancy but he won’t wait until the end.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Bittersweet feelings

Tomorrow is the first day of school for many and I’m having bittersweet feelings. I love school and the first day is always the best! Probably even better than the last day. I thought for sure that when I finished my degree that finding a job would be a piece of cake for me. And then unfortunately, the cuts.

But while I am being a Debbie Downer, I have something incredible to look forward to. Something that brings me more joy than having my own classroom. But believe me, I will be out there full force and knocking on principal’s doors come April!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Things that make me happy at the moment

I’ve had a rough two weeks. Between the nausea, vomiting, constant nighttime migraines that are still there in the morning, and lack of appetite, I just don’t want to do anything.
Last night we went to the Texans first preseason game, which was also Monday Night Football! For a first game, there were horrible attitudes and bad sportsmanship from some Houston folks. Not a way to start the season! There was SO much walking in the heat! I’m beat today and laying in bed all day. I’m hurting in places that I’ve hurt in before. Funny moment: right as we were about to turn into the parking lot, I bent over to get something off the floor and I heard a big POP! I had popped the wire in my bra! I was crapping up! My boobs have gotten so big that they are no longer a match for the wire bra! Funny funny!
So with my lethargic attitude at the moment, I decided to let you know what is making me happy at the moment:
Laying down, getting ready to catch some z's.
2 seconds later. Literally.
A minute later. We were apparently SO tired!
- My baby Buddy. He is my little snuggle Buddy and I love it! He’s usually all over R but lately he has been loving on me a lot and I can’t get enough!
Going to Galveston to The Spot! Our fave!
- My loving, doting husband. He makes me the happiest and I love him dearly. I always want him nearby, even if it’s just to lay with me while I feel miserable.
- My blog makes me happy! It’s such a great way to share this experience with family and friends . I love hearing that you all are reading it and that some of you have shed happy tears for us! We love each and everyone of you!
I have more than those things that make me happy but right now I’m sleepy and going to take a nap!
I stopped putting quotes at the end of posts and I miss that. I found this one and it made me laugh! I’m always joking about getting an inflatable pool, putting it in the living room and delivering my baby myself! You know, because I’m a baby guru!

“People are giving birth underwater now. They say it’s less traumatic for the baby because it’s in water. But certainly more traumatic for the other people in the pool.”
- Elayne Boosler

Friday, August 12, 2011

14 Weeks!

Weekly Check-In
How far along?
14 weeks! Baby is the size of a sour lemon!
Maternity clothes?
Naps? Yes!
Best moment this week?
I’ve popped! My tummy is definitely the biggest it’s ever been! I’m growing and growing which means baby is growing and growing! Smile I can feel it in my sides and the lowest part of my stomach.
Food cravings:
Right now it’s Chipotle and also concession food! We’re going to the Texans game on Monday and I’m so excited about hot dogs, which I call dome dogs, french fries with mustard, nachos, etc!
Not yet but soon. Very, very soon!
Belly button in or out?
In. But it is stretching out!
I do think I felt the baby move this week. I was laying on the couch, completely still, and I felt this bubble popping sensation in my lower stomach, where baby is stationed.
What I miss?
Not a thing!
What I'm looking forward to:
Growing and feeling the baby move more.
I can’t believe I am 14 weeks. I’m very close to the half way mark, crazy!!

I thought that I had included this video in a previous post but I think I somehow deleted it. This is when we made the BIG announcement to my parents. It was Father’s Day and we were at Pappasito’s. I told my parents to smile for a picture and on three to say “Haley is Pregnant!!”. My Dad’s face is priceless!! My Mom of course thought something else. She thought I said say “It’s Haley Birthday”. I was 6 weeks and had kept a great secret!!

Friday, August 5, 2011

13 Weeks

Weekly Check-In

How far along?
13 Weeks! Baby is the size of a juicy peach!

 Maternity clothes?
When I get dressed, yes I am. 

Sleeping through the day.

Best moment this week?
Making it to the second trimester!

Food cravings:
Taco Soup and Pinto Beans, specifically my husband's. It's too hot for taco soup so I'll have to wait a couple of weeks but we are making beans this weekend.

We'll find out next month! Time is going by too fast!

Belly button in or out?

No movement yet. Still too early.

What I miss?
Nothing. I am so happy that I don't miss anything pre-pregnancy.

What I'm looking forward to:
I'm looking forward to growing and knowing that it is because my baby is healthy and growing inside of me. This is such an amazing journey!

Everyday is a milestone.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Daddy’s Birthday!

R or Daddy, turned 25! We spent his birthday at Jack in the Box with Aunt Sadie, Uncle J, cousin Isabella and Adam. It was a great time. Daddy is so laid back and never makes a fuss about a lot of things. But on his birthday he requests one thing, Jack in the Box. It's not my favorite of drive thru which means in return that Daddy doesn't get to eat there often.
In honor of his birthday I will share 25 things you may not know about Daddy.
  1. Daddy's birthday is on Nana and Papa's anniversary. Sometimes it's a double celebration!
  2. Daddy is 20 months younger than Mommy.
  3. Daddy swears that you will love him more than Mommy. I just don't see that happening. 
  4. He cooks! And he's really good at it!
  5. Daddy has plans for you.
  6. He is the hardest worker out of anybody I know. He works so hard so that we can have whatever our little hearts desire.
  7. You will never meet another person who will love you through and through like your Daddy will. I can promise you that!
  8. He gets motion sickness. 
  9. He never went to Astroworld/Waterworld. I'll be sure to fill you in on what a fun place that was.
  10. His first time to go to Schlitterbahn and actually ride rides was with Mommy. He was just like a little kid.
  11. When you're sad or upset, go talk to your Dad, he'll make everything better.
  12. Daddy is VERY big on bedtimes. You'll just have to learn to like it. 
  13. He is also very big on family. His might not have been perfect but he'll live out his childhood through you.
  14. His worst habit is smacking. He says it makes food taste much better, that's an excuse for being lazy. 
  15. He is a simple kind of man. 
  16. He is stubborn in his ways.
  17. Nothing was ever handed or made easy for him. Everything he has, he has worked hard for it.
  18. He wakes up early in the morning and can't wait till you are here and he has a "buddy" to play with. I've already told him that you will be little for a while and playing will be difficult, but he swears that y'all will go to breakfast together and to the park while Mommy sleeps.
  19. He is going to be the BEST Daddy!
  20. He might not be the best dancer, but that doesn't stop him!
  21. Thankfully Daddy doesn't get in bad moods very often. 
  22. He's very ticklish!
  23. He is horrible at spelling. Even with autocorrect.
  24. He is the most un-materialistic person.
  25. Watch how your Daddy loves your Mommy, that is the way love should be. If you are a boy, love your wife like he loves Mommy. If you are a girl, look for a man that loves you like Daddy loves Mommy.