Sunday, October 25, 2009

A prefect Fall weekend

Our Maple Tree

This was a perfect Fall weekend. The weather was seasonal, the colors of the trees are beautiful and the nursery is now complete.

The furniture for the nursery came in, which we picked up on Saturday and Jacob put it together when we got home. The nursery is now complete and looks absolutely adorable. Now we just need little Sophia to decide she is ready to join us out here.

We have 4 more days until the due date and the anticipation really is something else. It is like a count down to the moment our lives are going to change forever. It can be overwhelming but really I am looking forward to meeting the little person that has been kicking me and keeping me up at night. I think I am going to miss her moving around, it really is entertaining. I know she will do and say other things for the first time that we will be entertained with but feeling her moving all about daily has become something I look forward to from the moment I get up.

I have had an amazing pregnancy and couldn't have enjoyed it as much as I have without Jacob. He truly is the perfect person to share these special moments with. He has taken care of me, entertained me and supported me throughout this whole journey. I tell Sophia all the time what a lucky girl she is to have Jacob as her daddy. She will be loved, adored and entertained by him but most importantly he will love her no matter what. I can't wait to see them together.

Until tomorrow... hopefully Sophia won't make us wait much longer.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Diane, Happy Birthday to you!!

We hope you have a wonderful day and we can't wait to see you!!


K, J and SAL

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

15 more days

Yep that's right.....we have 15 more days until our little one is due to arrive. We had a Dr's appointment today which went as good as all the other appointments. We are on the weekly schedule of appointments and last week was the internal exam. Today we asked if she could tell us how big the baby will be. The Dr said it's hard to estimate the weight of the baby however she thinks the baby will be around 7.5 or 8 lbs. We are not sure if that meant the baby weighs that now or that is how much it will weigh when she is born. I am hoping that is the estimated weight for the delivery date because if its now, the baby will be huge in 2 weeks. Honestly as long as the baby is healthy than we are happy but phew... 10 lbs baby sounds a little scary to me.

We have an AC DC concert to go to on Sunday..... Let's just hope she waits until after Sunday to arrive.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

3 more weeks....

We are now at 37 weeks and have just about 2.5 weeks until our due date. We are full with anticipation, excitement and anxiety. Well I am, J is much more relaxed than I am which is always good. We can't wait to see what little Sophia will look like and if she does come out a Sophia !! Her room is almost completed, we are waiting for the furniture to get delivered but we do have a bassinet and a pack n play in case she makes her entrance into this world a little early. All clothes have been washed, sorted and put away. She has a lot of blankets and towels that are homeless right now but when we get the dresser they will have somewhere to reside.

Lately our little bundle of joy has been moving a lot but mostly at night when I sit down to relax. She really only kicks or moves for me and J which I find really amusing. My sister is disappointed that she hasn't felt her yet but honestly she doesn't move on command. She waits all day until I am exhausted and sitting down, than its time to party in there. She likes the morning too when her daddy cuddles with her. She loves kicking his hand, she is just saying hello and that she can't wait to meet him.

This is me coming home from work, 37 weeks along..

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Bob, Happy Birthday to you!!

Kristy J and your gal SAL

We hope you have a fantastic day!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The ink is Dry

J became a home owner as of 10 am this morning!! This is such an exciting moment, I even snapped a pic of the process. I can't wait to get in the house and just walk around with just the two of us. Maybe tomorrow we will just grill up some burgers there and take it all in... hmmmm we will see

Congrats Sweetie!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Price of Children

I received this email foward the other day and thought it was good enough to share :)

The Price of Children
This is just too good not to pass on to all. Here is something absolutely positive for a change. have repeatedly seen the breakdown of the cost of raising a child, but this is the first time have seen the rewards listed this way. It's nice....!
The government recently calculated the cost of raising a child from birth to 18 and came up with $160,140.00 for a middle income family. Talk about price shock! That doesn't include the cost of post-secondary education.
But $160,140.00 isn't so bad if you break it down. It translates into:
* $8,896.66 a year,
* $741.38 a month,
* $171.08 a week.
* A mere $24.24 a day!
* Just over a dollar an hour.
Still, you might think the best financial advice is: don't have children if you want to be 'rich'. Actually, it is just the opposite.

What do you get for your $160,140.00?
* Naming rights. First, middle, and last!
* Glimpses of God every day.
* Giggles under the covers every night..
* More love than your heart can hold.
* Butterfly kisses and Velcro hugs.
* Endless wonder over rocks, ants, clouds, and warm cookies.
* A hand to hold usually covered with jelly or chocolate.
* A partner for blowing bubbles and flying kites.
* Someone to laugh yourself silly with, no matter what the boss said or how your stocks performed that day.
For $160,140.00, you never have to grow up.

You get to:
* finger-paint,
* carve pumpkins,
* play hide-and-seek,
* catch lightning bugs,
* never stop believing in Santa Claus.

You have an excuse to:
* keep reading the Adventures of Piglet and Pooh,
* watch Saturday morning cartoons,
* go to Disney movies, and
* wish on stars.
You get to frame rainbows, hearts, and flowers under refrigerator magnets and collect spray painted noodle wreaths for Christmas, hand prints set in clay for Mother's Day, and cards with backward letters for Father's Day.
For a mere $24.24 a day, there is no greater bang for your buck.

You get to be a hero just for:
* retrieving a Frisbee off the garage roof,
* taking the training wheels off a bike,
* removing a splinter,
* filling a wading pool,
* coaxing a wad of gum out of bangs, and
* coaching a baseball team that never wins but always gets treated to ice cream regardless.

You get a front row seat in history to witness the:
* First step,
* First word,
* First bra,
* First date,
* First time behind the wheel.
You get to be immortal. You get another branch added to your family tree, and if you're lucky, a long list of limbs in your obituary called grandchildren and great-grandchildren . You get an education in psychology, nursing, criminal justice, communications, and human sexuality that no college can match.
In the eyes of a child, you rank right up there under God. You have all the power to heal a boo-boo, scare away the monsters under the bed, patch a broken heart, police a slumber party, ground them forever, and love them without limits, so one day they will, like you, love without counting the cost.
That is quite a deal for the price! Love & enjoy your children & grandchildren & great-grandchildren !
It's the best investment you'll ever make!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Happy Birthday Jacob


Love you sweetie!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Birthdays today, Anniversary Tomorrow

Today is J's brother and grandmother's birthday....

Happy Birthday Bobby and Grandma!!

We hope that you have a wonderful day!!

Tomorrow is J's parents anniversary.... Happy Anniversary Bob and Diane :)

Maybe you can celebrate when Bob gets home from his excursion :)

See you soon... Love ya

Friday, July 10, 2009

24 weeks ...

Oh my goodness Thursday marked the start of 24 weeks, we have 4 more months until we meet little Sophia. Her movements are getting stronger and more frequent now which always makes me laugh. The other day while lying in bed, she kicked so hard I could see the movement under my shirt. I am still amazed that a little life is developing in there. I can already tell a difference in the way I am thinking about every day life things. I am more cautious when driving, always worried about what I am eating and drinking and determined to exercises so that mom and baby are strong. I worry that I am not giving her enough variety of food or that the one cup of coffee I drink is negatively effecting her heart rate. I worry that my worrying will make her an anxious baby. Let's not even start on the stuff I worry about after she is born. Sometimes I laugh to myself when I realize that all these things I am worrying about now will seem so irrelevant when she comes into this world.

Over the last few weeks we have been extremely busy with working, searching for a house and trying to get what we need for the baby in check. We have found a house, the owners have excepted our bid and now we wait for the lawyers to get all the paperwork filled out and to the correct people. Monday we are scheduled to get the house inspected and if all goes well it will be our first house for our expanding family. Ha Ha Ha I love that idea!! Jacob and I will have our own little family, its truly a feeling that is hard for me to describe. I can say that every time I think about us being a family it makes me smile and feel extremely happy. We have made some progress in our registry but now have to go back and get rid of some of the duplicates that we have one the list. Hopefully we will complete the list tomorrow.

16 weeks and counting.,... here is a picture of the belly that has developed. I can't imagine it getting much bigger however I am told it will grow quite large....

Friday, June 19, 2009

It was a Kick!!

Yesterday marked 21 weeks and the 1st time that Jacob was able to feel his little girl kick. That's right last night while laying in bed little Sophia was kicking away and Jacob was able to feel it. Each day I feel more movement than the next but it's usually just during the day while I am at work so last night was special for many reasons. Every time she moves or kicks I giggle. It just cracks me up how active she is and to think that I probably do not feel every movement.

According to, our baby is about the length of a carrot and weighs about 3/4 of a pound. We went to the Dr's 2 days ago for another weigh in and it seems mom and baby are on target for growth rates. Sophia's heart rate is 160 and I have only gained 10 lbs. I am a little surprised it's 10 lbs already but from what I read that is pretty average. I am still going to the gym, 6 days a week with Jacob. Sometimes I run/walk others I use the elliptical walker. Right now I enjoy light weight training over any cardio however cardio is needed so its 3 days a week for 20 minutes.

Every day has been wonderful and we truly can not wait until we get to see our little girl.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

To do lists

My To-Do-List (that runs through my head all day every day)

1) Get workout clothes that fit my growing belly
2) Figure out what we need to register for
3) Register for Baby Shower
4) Help mom with baby shower details
5) Visit Kelli and her new baby
6) Figure out who's health care will cover the baby
7) Find a Pediatrician
8) Figure out Day Care
9) Decide what colors will be in the nursery
10) Try to do something on my list

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Was that a Kick?

This weekend we road up to J's parents for the 1st visit to camp for the summer. As always it was extremely relaxing and I had such a great time enjoying the company.

We arrived Friday around 3 to the house to meet his parents there. That's where we got to meet Willy the handy man or I should say contractor who is remodeling the bathroom. His work is unbelievable especially for just one guy. After all said and done the bathroom will be transformed into something to their own spa. We got in a quick workout in the gym and than headed to camp to unload our stuff and get ready for dinner. We ate at the Grandview, our first time there, which was a very good dinner. I had filet mignon and Jacob had the seafood buffet. Our discussions at dinner were mostly about us looking for a house and what to expect when I go into labor.

Saturday was a nice day. D had a wedding shower to attend that afternoon while Bob went for a walk. J and I headed back to the house to do some laundry we brought, went to lunch at The Busy Corner Cafe than head to Wal Mart for some essentials we needed. By the time we got back, D and Bob were back and had some things prepared for the grill. I was so looking forward to the 1st grilled camp dinner. It truly is my favorite. It's marinated chicken, mixed veggies, glazier hot dogs and sausage on the grill. Oh and let's not forget the salt potatoes that D cooks up to go along with the grilled yumminess. For dessert, it was strawberry shortcake. Like I said it's the meal I look forward to when going to camp.

Spike TV was playing Kill Bill Vol 1 and 2 this weekend in memory of David Carradine. Jacob and I have seen these movies a few times but his dad had not so we sat down and started watching. During vol 2 while I was relaxing on the comfy chair I feel something unusual in my abdominal. It actually took me by surprise and than I realized I just felt Sophia kick. I couldn't believe it! People have been asking me for a few weeks if I feel anything and than they describe what I should be feeling and until that moment I hadn't felt anything. We have seen her move during sonograms but no feeling it. It happened about 3 more times and than it went away. I am assuming it was a kick or movement of some kind but since this is my 1st I can only go on the descriptions people have given me. It feels like a hard flutter or actually it feels like a little human is kicking me. :)

I can't wait to feel her again and to have Jacob feel her. The only emotion I have now is excitement, extreme happiness and calmness. I didn't expect to feel calm but somehow that's how I feel when I think of Sophia in there growing and waiting for the perfect time to introduce herself to the world.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Half Way There!

Today marks the start of the 20th week of pregnancy which means we are half way there. HOLY COW!!! We are half way there!! Its so exciting. Its like the best build up of excitement ever experienced.

We have some big decisions to think about such as daycare options, finding a pediatrician and many more. Our 1st parenting class is in a few weeks which is a 8 hour class on a Saturday. It is a little early to take the Prepared Childbirth class but I would rather take it now than wait and end up missing it. I am interested in finding out what we will learn but I am not looking forward to watching the birthing video. Yes this may sound silly since I will be giving birth in about 20 weeks however I do not want to watch giving birth at all. The less I know the better I am because I think the anticipation would be worse. We have to find time to register for baby gifts for our baby shower which is extremely overwhelming. There are so many products to choose from how do we know what we need and what brand is the best? I have asked the many new moms I know but everyone has their own opinion. We did start a registry on a website but its just clothes and diaper bags. At least I can pick those things out.

Below is my favorite picture of me and J so I thought I would share. Its the one that will go in our baby girl's baby book we have.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend Trip

Jacob and I visited my best friends in Texas for Memorial Day weekend. We got to meet Lean and Aaron, the new additions to Carrie and Shannon's families. We stayed with Carrie, Erik and Leah for 4 days and got to witness what its like having a new born around 24 hours a day. Well at least during the day. We didn't have night duty but soon enough we will.


Leah is absolutely adorable, even when she is fussing. Leah is a lot of work, she demands to be held and walked around pretty much all day but all babies are demanding in some way. I have to say that she makes the best faces I have ever seen an infant make.


Aaron is super cute. He has a really big smile and this beautiful big eyes. I think he looks like Shannon but we will see as he grows up. We went to Shannon's parents house for a BBQ on Saturday which was really nice. Anthony, Aaron's older brother has grown a lot and loves the water. He we so happy when he got to go in the pool.

Anthony and Mommy

The visit was a lot of fun but 4 days is not long enough so we are trying to plan a family vacation in the summer of 2011. I think that we will need family vacations each year to make sure our kids know each other and for us to spend time together. It was a great weekend and its always hard for me to leave. Until next time I will watch Carrie and Shannon's kids grow up through pictures.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

It's A Girl!!

Yesterday we went to our 18 week sonogram and one of the 1st things the lady asked us once the goo was put on my belly was if we wanted to know the sex of our baby. This has been an on going discussion but a couple of weeks ago I agreed with Jacob that we should find out. The main reason I wanted to know was so we could work on names and to know how to plan the nursery.

So the nice woman starts to move her wand around my abdominal and what does she find? A little girl all curled up. At first it was just like the last sonogram, the lady taking pics at different angels and Jacob and I staring at the screen in awe. Some things were very different though. This time the baby was much bigger than the last time but still wanted to give us a hard time and wouldn't get in the correct positions for pictures. We got to see blood flow to and from the lungs and kidneys. We saw the spine, legs, feet, arms, hands, 4 chambers of the heart, stomach and finally we got to see that we are having a girl. It took me a few seconds to realize what she said but once I did I was smiling ear to ear. Jacob grabbed and squeezed my hand and I had to fight back tears. It still is very surreal that we are having a baby and now knowing that we will have a little princess to meet, it just becomes almost like a dream.
It didn't matter to me either way if we were having a girl or boy but knowing is a lot of fun. I am still curious if the news would be sweeter if we waited until the day the baby arrived but than again maybe knowing at anytime is the greatest news. It occurred to me yesterday that I don't think I have ever experienced true happiness before yesterday. Being pregnant and waiting to meet the little angel is truly an amazing feeling. It's great to be me and have this life.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

From Apple to Avacado

This past Thursday was the start of the 4th month in our 10 month wait to have our baby. The baby has grown from being an apple to an avocado. The baby is now about 4 1/2 inches long and should weigh about 3 1/2 oz. According to in the next few weeks our baby will double his or hers weight and add inches to the length. I also should be able to feel some movement any time now but realistically I probably won't notice it until a few weeks from now.

When I was looking for prenatal classes online, I cam e across this local business, Baby Bump Motherhood Center . They have many services available for the expecting parents and one of them is prenatal exercise classes. Yesterday I took my first two classes which were Bump on the Ball and Prenatal Yoga. Each class was 45 minutes long and one after another. The center is very cute. Its a small building set back away from the busy road it is on and is decorated with pinks, greens and yellows inside. When I walked in I was greeted by the owner (I believe) and Joy the fitness instructor. Both were very friendly and the classes were great. They are only held every Saturday but Joy did let us know that she is trying to get a few classes during the week scheduled. It was very nice and relaxing. There were 5 ladies plus the instructor in the classes which was the perfect amount for the room we were in. I liked being in a small class, it makes it easier to interact and see the instructor. I haven't really taken Yoga before but I really did enjoy it. The center has other services available such as massage therapy, 3D and 4D ultrasounds and maternity portraits. It such a great idea for a business!!

This Wednesday we are off to Texas to visit my friends and to meet their new additions to their families.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

We have an Apple

Its the beginning of week 15 and our baby has grown to the size of an apple. I am feeling good and can't wait to find out if we are going to have a boy or girl. It really doesn't matter but I want to know so that we can call the baby a name or him or her instead of baby. I also want to know so that I can pick out decorations for the nursery.

I recently went shopping for maternity clothes and realized that the selection in the stores are not that great. They are not horrible but nothing that fun for an expecting mom. Jacob found this fun website that sells more trendy or rock and roll clothing for prego woman. It has some fun clothes on the site that I think I am going to order. If I was talented I would design or open up a store that had fun, trendy clothes for expecting moms.

Speaking of moms, we are leaving tomorrow to go visit Jacob's parents tomorrow. I haven't seen them in a very long time. Warning: I do have a belly :) I am excited to see the progress of there remodeling and spending some time with them

Welcome Baby Aaron

Aaron was born to Linda and Sean on Tuesday April 28th. He is the youngest of 3 boys and looks exactly like the oldest brother. Aaron made his 1st appearance in public on May 2nd and was the perfect guess at our friend Kelli's baby shower. Her bundle of joy should be here mid June.

Look at those cheeks!!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Welcome to the 2nd Trimester

Today is the start of the 14th week which means it is the start of my 2nd trimester. This week out baby can now squint, frown, grimace, pee, and possibly suck his thumb. We to have a sonogram done on Monday and during the hour we were there we did see our baby sucking his/her thumb. It was really amazing watching the little peanut move around especially when he/she hiccuped. That is when I got a little teary eyed.

At our next sonogram in June, we can decide if we want to know the sex of the baby. I am still on the fence with this topic. A part of me wants top know so that we can decide on a name and get gender specific clothing and decorate the baby's room. However the other part of me wants to wait until the day the baby is born because honestly it doesn't matter what we have as long as the boy or girl is healthily. Everyone that has given me their opinion (asked for or not) has told me I am having a boy. We will see......

Thursday, April 23, 2009

The end of the 1st Trimester

Today marks my 13th week which according to is the last week of my 1st trimester. I actually thought that was last week but I was incorrect. No baby bump yet but I do feel a little different. Along with the email update telling me today was 13 weeks, I also received an email about the Top 10 icky side effects of pregnancy.

Tomorrow is our 2nd dr's appointment and I think we will get to hear the heart beat. If not tomorrow we are going to get another sonogram on Monday. I really can't wait to hear that little heart beat. They say that you can tell the sex of the baby by how fast or slow the heart rate is. I think I will wait until the 20 week mark to try and figure that out. I would hate to think one thing and be told later that they were wrong. Not that is matters to me either way but I am sure that once we find out the sex, we will buy a lot of items that are gender specific.

Our weekly activity from the website is "Share your view of parenting with your partner."

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Baby's 1st trip

The lime and I are off to sunny Florida tomorrow for a user conference for work. We are staying at the Hyatt Regency Bonaventure Resort and Spa for a few days. The weather looks like it will be in the 80's and sunny except for Tuesday. Which is great but I will be in meetings all day however I will have some time tomorrow to relax. I am going to treat myself to a facial at the spa tomorrow and than me and the lime will take a dip in the pool they have.

I am nervous about traveling away from home by myself. I have done it plenty of times but this time I have to worry about the lime. The safety and health of the growing lime comes first. I called my OBGYN the other day and asked what if any concerns are there with flying and being pregnant. She told me that prego women are more susceptible to blood clots but other than that traveling at 12 weeks is fine. Her advice was to drink a lot of water and to make sure I got up and walked to the restroom on the plane at least 2 times during the flight. If my flight was longer I would have to get up and walk more often but it's a short flight. Of course I love sleeping on planes but this time I will have to take a break from some shut eye and get up and walk around. The health of the lime is much more important than what I prefer.

On another note I had to go to Target today to buy some clothes for the next few days. My "warm" weather clothes are not even close to fitting. It's strange right now because I don't have the bump so maternity clothes look funny on me and larger regular clothes may fit in the waist area but they are baggy in my legs etc. For right now I opted for a size up from what I usually wear, that was the most comfortable option.

Off to sunny Florida for me and the Lime :)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

12 Weeks - YIPPEE

Today is the start of the 12 week mark in my pregnancy and our baby has grown to the size of a lime. The dramatic development this week are reflexes.

I still feel pretty normal physically. Like I said running on the treadmill isn't what it used to be but I really feel good. I actually feel better now than I had before I got pregnant. I am sure that this is a result of me eating better, taking vitamins daily, cutting out alcohol all together and no more "weekend" smokes. It's a natural detox for me and I am really happy about it.
This may sound a little odd but I am looking forward to getting the pregnant belly bump. I think than it will seem much more real.
I can't wait until next week, we get to hear the heart beat.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Out of the Blue Kindness

Yesterday I received a call from the receptionist at the front desk telling me that there was a delivery for me. I was curious as to what it was since yesterday was nothing special for me. No birthday, no anniversary, no promotion etc.
I took the long walk to the main desk and there waiting for me was a basket of flowers. Now I really was wondering what was going on. Could they be from J, my best friends or hmmmm....

I get them to my office and read the card. They were from a co-worker who sent them to congratulate me on my pregnancy. It was such a nice gesture. This co-worker doesn't even work in the same region as me, we work together because of the business line she is on but that's about it. She is one of my favorite people to work with but still the gift was such a great surprise. She made my day. :)

Out of the Blue Kindness is surprising and welcoming.

Friday, April 10, 2009

11 weeks

Yesterday was the start of my 11th week. The baby has grown to just over 1 1/2 inches which is the size of a fig. The hands will start to open and close, there are tooth buds beginning to show up and some of the bones are beginning to harden. WOW, there is always a lot going on in a weeks time. No wonder why I can fall asleep at my desk during the day. Right out of the blue I get so sleepy that my head starts to bob. The cure for that is either take a quick 15 min nap or a walk around the building.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

7 Fears Expectant fathers face

When we found out we had a bun in the oven, Jacob and I signed up on to receive weekly updates on the progression of the pregnancy. Along with weekly updates we receive other emails about pregnancy and how it effects the people involved. Today I received an email about the 7 fears expectant fathers face. Here is the full article:

Sometimes people forget that the expectant fathers are effected by pregnancy too. No they don't have morning sickness, excessive gas, heartburn or eating for two cravings but they do have to put up with us women that do. Some argue that putting up with the prego woman is a small sacrifice for not being the one who pushes a watermelon out of a hole the size of a lemon. However there are days that I don't even like myself. The days where anything can make me cry and I mean anything. Or the days where the only thing I am concerned about it sleeping, I don't care if there are things to do I want to lie in bed. I am very lucky to have Jacob as my partner in this journey we call life. He is absolutely fantastic even when the crazy prego chick takes over my body. We talk about fears but really we know that as long as we are a team, everything is going to be fine. It will be better than fine, it is going to be the best time of our life.

So I say, give guys a break once in awhile. They too (at least the good ones) have fears and need some reassurance once in awhile.

Tomorrow is 11 weeks.....

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Blowing off Steam

UGGHHHH!! I really can't stand when people lie to my face or make excuses for something you know they are just responsible for. I tried letting it go but it just really burns me when someone assumes I am dumb enough to not realize they are feeding me a line of BS. I expect the BS at work because that's how the Corporate world goes. However when we approached our neighbor about using our dryer, I was told that the 13 year old didn't know the dryer down stairs wasn't a community dryer. WHAT??? you mean to tell me the kid has lived here for over a year and he doesn't know that the dryer we installed 3 weeks ago isn't theirs? and the parents that were home with him didn't know he was using it? Seriously?? At that point in the conversation I had to walk away. Who does that?? Who uses somone elses dryer than when they get caught they blame it on the kid? Oh I forgot the first part of the conversation that really got me upset. When asked if they could ask their kids to not run laps up and down the apartment after 10pm, we were told that the kids go to bed at 10 so what noise are we hearing? yep your right lady I just lay awake in bed listening to what?? nothing?? really? that is her excuse? is that why I had to go down stairs Sunday night at 1030 and ask the kids to be quiet. Of course the parents were not home so it was a free fall oh and according to the parents it was a special event so that's why the kids were loud. Right and what about all the other nights? We were also informed that they are on Easter break so no school for them and of course they are going to be loud they are boys. And again I say Really??? I grew up in a house with boys and I can tell you we were not running around making noise after 10pm.

I realize we have to co-habitat in the same building but I do expect the neighbors including the kids to be respectful of others. I don't get up at 5am and start running laps up and down the apartment but maybe I should start. Than I can say "what noise do you hear? I am sleeping at 5 am" The funny thing about the dryer that is if they would have asked us I probably would have said sure go ahead and use it while you are waiting for a new one but they didn't ask. they used it like it was theirs!! We don't even know them, I mean if it was a friend or a relative than I wouldn't be so pissed but they are not either. Jacob is much more calm about things than I am so I am sure he smoothed things over. But I walked away before I called her on the BS. Like I said I know we have to share a building with them and I will have to play nice but I don't like "playing" nice. I don't trust people like that. Who knows what else they use of ours.

Phew.... I had to get that out. Even sleeping on it didn't help.

Monday, April 6, 2009

10 weeks and counting

I am 10 weeks pregnant and counting. Jacob and I found out after we returned from Montreal in February which explains why there are no pictures of our trip. I have been a little distracted since the news. It was sort of a surprise but not really. We are excited and can't wait to meet the little one.

I have been pretty lucky so far, the only symptoms I have experienced are tiredness, heart burn and over emotional. No sickness thank goodness because it would stink to feel nauseated all the time. I am sure Jacob is more effected by my symptoms than me :) He has been terrific and really supported and involved. We have gone to the Dr's twice and even got an early sonogram. It was really fantastic to see the heartbeat.

As I said I am 10 weeks along and according to, our baby is the size of a kumquat and has completed the most crucial part of his/her development. My clothes are becoming a little more snug but I don't "look" pregnant yet which is kind of strange.

We are trying to stay on our workout schedule since I am allowed to workout as I did before I became prego. I defiantly do not have the energy to run the treadmill like I want to so I usually run/walk or use the elliptical walker. I have read up on exercising during pregnancy and most articles or doctors say that is is better for building endurance for the actual labor. We will see, I am just trying to stay mobile so I don't get out of the routine of going to the gym.

Here is the 1st picture of the little one, the next one will be in a few weeks.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Introducing Little Leah Marie

Leah was born April 1, 2009 to my best friend Carrie and her husband. She weighed 8lbs 9 oz and 19.25 inches long. This is their first baby and what a beautiful baby she is.

This picture is my favorite, she is smirking at us like "yeah you know I am here and I am cute"
I will get to actually meet the little angel in May. She is going to be a heart breaker I can already tell.
Congrats Carrie and Erik!
Love you

Monday, January 26, 2009

Introducing Baby Aaron Michael

Congratulations Shan and David!!
I can't wait to meet the new addition in person.