Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Tom's Birthday...a month late

Tom's mom was unfortunately in the hospital when his birthday rolled around (almost a month ago!). However, we had a small cake party for him in her room so she could enjoy the celebration. All of Tom's sisters told the story about when Polly (Tom's mom) went into labor with him. She was ironing and FINISHED ironing before saying, well, I guess I need to call a sitter for you (Tom has four older sisters). I couldn't imagine being so calm about labor! I guess by your fifth time you are an old pro!

Tom and his mom

Our niece Grace, Tom's sister Laura and Tom

Me and Tom's sister Linda

Tom's sisters Marta and Cathy and brother in law Chris

Happy Birthday honey! I love you!

Bumpdate...13 weeks!

So I'm trying out a new bumpdate format, tell me which you like better!

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 13 weeks...last week of 1st trimester!

Size of baby: Size of medium shrimp

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Nothing so far, thank goodness! (not saying that out of vain-although I am vain, don't get me wrong-, doctor really doesn't want me to gain that much)

Maternity Clothes: Not yet...but soon, very soon.

Gender: will know in about 6 weeks!

Movement: Can't feel anything yet

Sleep: Ahh, $225 later, our room is cool and I'm sleeping wonderfully

I know, I know TMI, but REALLY people.

Cravings: Pretty much anything, seriously

Best Moment this week:
We heard the heartbeat again yesterday. It was Tom's first time to hear it!

What I am looking forward to: Finding out the sex of course!

I'm not sure why the spacing is soo off on this but I try to fix it and blogger puts it right back?? oh wel.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Before and After...Bedroom

Room #2, the bedroom...this is the only before I have (again, before the old owners moved out)...

And after!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Favorite Fridays....favorite celeb couple that didn't make it!

Well obviously...

oh, people you know I am kidding! I'm pretty sure everyone in America saw that one coming.

No, these were faves...

I'm sure they will be alot of people's picks because they were just so darn cute! I'm really not feeling the new guy she has either.

Oh well, she's pretty cute with anybody! 

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Bumpdate...12 weeks!

How far along? 12 weeks

Weight gain? Amazing, still none!

Maternity clothes? Not yet! I like my loose clothes though.

Stretch marks? Not yet, thank goodness

Sleep? Starting to get more difficult...much more difficult

Best moment of the week? Well, I want to document this so I will tell my worst and best moment...Sunday, I woke up and was bleeding and cramping. To be on the safe side, we went to the ER. Well, I should have never told them the pain wasn't great. We waited FOREVER. People were continually being brought in and taken back before me. I was sooo angry. Well, they eventually came to get me for an ultrasound. I saw the little BB jumping ALL around. It amazed me how active it was. For some reason they didn't let Tom back there so he didn't get to see it :(. Well, that put my mind at rest some...after waiting for another two hours in the waiting room (still hadn't been taken back), we left. I made an appointment first thing Monday morning with my OB. Turns out I had a tear near my placenta. They put me on bedrest the past two days to make sure it healed quickly. At the OB however, I also got to see the BB and he/she was again moving all around. Amazing!

Have you told friends/family? Family, friends, cashiers, pretty much anyone that will listen

Movement? I thought so but the ultrasound technician said it was too early and was probably just gas :)

Food cravings? Nothing, really

Anything make you sick? Nothing right now

Showing yet? I don't think so

Gender prediction? Tom thinks a girl, mom thinks a boy...I'm just not sure yet!

Labor signs? Nothing this week
Belly button in or out? in

Wedding rings? Still on

Happy or moody? Much happier, although bed rest isn't as much fun as it sounds!

Monday, June 21, 2010

House Update

I had to share some before/after pics of our den. We have a living room and a den so this room is more of our "cozy" area.

I only really have one before pic: (this is before the old owners moved out)


This is the mudroom off of the den.

One room down...lots to go!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Graduation party

In May, Tom had two nephews that graduated, one from 8th grade and one from high school. His sister, Marta, had a huge party to celebrate!

Her backyard was set up so beautiful!

In the front, there was a live band (you can see tent they were under to the right).

In the front, there was also a volleyball net set up.

Cara and Polly enjoying the air conditioner inside...

Tom and Elliott sweating outside....

It was a great party!

Show Us Your Life...Engagement Story

So, Kelly's Korner is doing engagement stories...I was definitely one of those girls who knew it was coming. We had been talkig about it for a while. However, I THOUGHT he had no where near enough money to purchase a ring yet....I was wrong :).

It was Friday, March 6, 2009. We work at the same place so I went down to his office to see what he was doing right after work. He wasn't there? What? He never leaves without telling me first? His boss, who NEVER really talks to me, informs me that he sent him out on a shop (he's a pricing manager so he has to "shop" our competition)...well, ok, why didn't he tell me? oh well.

I get to my house and he is there...very nervously there. He tells me he has a surprise, we are going downtown for the night. Our friend Melody is taking care of our pets so to pack a bag. I KNEW it then; this was sooo unlike him, especially the nervous part.

We went to the Madison Hotel downtown. We went on the rooftop and he proposed on one knee at sunset. It was perfect. Turns out, EVERYONE already knew.

We wanted to go to good restaurant to celebrate but he hadn't been able to make reservations because he didn't know our we ended up eating at TGI Fridays...ha!...that was ok, I just stared at my ring most of the time anyway! :)

It was a perfect engagement!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

11 weeks today!

First I want to share some pics we had made for my mom's birthday and then a bumpdate!

I thought they turned out pretty good!

Ok, so I'm so stealing this from Life in the Fulmer Lane but I REALLY want some sort of scrapbook for this time and this is really the only way I see that happening! :)

How far along? 11 weeks

Weight gain? None! woohoo! The doctor really only wants me to gain 20 pounds so I am shooting for no weight gain in the first trimester

Maternity clothes? I have purchased one black dress that could pass either way but it is sooo comfortable. Funny thing, I also bought a belly band to get ready for when my pants are too I am wearing it to keep up some pants from before I lost weight. ha!

Stretch marks? Not yet, thank goodness

Sleep? ok, but I don't think the air in our bedroom is working!

Best moment of the week? Monday night Tom and I went walking and then I actually cooked dinner! I have been soo tired normally after work that I don't want to do anything but sleep.

Have you told friends/family? Um, yeah, not a very good secret keeper!

Movement? Not yet, can't wait though!

Food cravings? Right now, gatorade, yum.

Anything make you sick? My boss' coffee smell, ugh, makes me throw up a little in my mouth

Showing yet? I don't think so

Gender prediction? Tom thinks a girl, mom thinks a boy...I'm just not sure yet!

Labor signs? I had back spasms yesterday that I learned are from the ligaments in my back expanding, crazy stuff

Belly button in or out? in

Wedding rings? Still on

Happy or moody? MOODY until Monday...I may be turning the corner on this first trimester's to hoping so!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Top Two Tuesday...guilty pleasures

Top Two Tuesday is on your guilty pleasures. My first is an EASY one.

I LOVE the Young and the Restless. I dvr it everyday and watch it first thing when I get home. My mom started me on it when I think I was like 3. Seriously, one of my earliest memories was watching it! Tom actually made a comment last night that I am an intelligent woman, how could I watch that stuff? ha! I just love it for some reason!

My number two guilty pleasure is sonic milkshakes! With how hot it is in Memphis right now, I get one every other day. They are buy one, get one free!!

Head over to The Undomestic Momma to play! 

Mothers Day... a tad late

We had already found out we were pregnant by mothers it was technically my first. :) It was a busy one too!

We started the day by going to a new church. We are trying out different churches to really try to find a church home for our family. After church, we headed to Tom's mom's assisted living for a mother's day brunch. It was very nice and it was just the two of us with his mom. With Tom's large family, it was nice to spend some alone time with her. I think she enjoyed showing off her "little" boy to all her friends too. (Tom's mom's face is still swollen from all the steroids they have her on.)

After the brunch, we headed to Jim's Place East (to eat again!) for an afternoon meal with Tom's whole family.

Me and Tom

Aunt Janice and Fontana

Polly opening all her goodies

Then, after Jim's Place we headed to the Collierville bowling alley for "mother's day bowling" with my family!

Mom and Eliza Grace

EG and Em bowling

I think Eliza Grace liked the game room better!

Busy as it was, I had a wonderful first mother's day and can't WAIT till next year when I have the little one!!!