Thursday, April 30, 2009

Glad I'm not dead

Okay yesterday was THE WORST!! I have been managably sick for a few weeks now. As long as I took it easy I was okay and only a little nauseous most of the time. But I started feeling better on Tuesday and was really excited that maybe I was coming out of it. Then Wednesday hit. Sariah woke up really early 6:30 (she normally sleeps until 8:30.) And I was not doing well with getting up. I pulled her back in bed with me hoping she would dose back off. She laid there mostly and moved around without ever really going back to sleep. I thought I would try laying her back in her crib, but that didn't work. After getting up to do that the vomiting started.

The whole day was miserable. I neglected Sariah to Sesame Street and laid on the couch. Threw up several times and overall thought I would die. You know where you are like so sick that you are crying, because you don't think you can make it. Yep that was my day.

And believe me, I prayed SUPER hard that night that today would be better. Of course anything would be better. But I must say that I was heard. Today was WAY better. I have actually not thrown up yet. And only contemplated it a couple of times. I was able to eat a small breakfast and lunch and a snack in the afternoon. WHOOOHOO.

So maybe my pregnancy diet is ending. So far I have lost about 8 lbs I think. But I really wouldn't recommend this type of diet! :) It only works for a few months! And then you gain it all back! hehehe

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Facination with the faucet

So today we did a big girl bath. No more baby tub. And I threw in
bubbles for fun.

At first, Sariah was unaware of the new freedom. But as her toys got
away from her she quickly figured out how to scoot over to them. And
that of course led to the discovery of the faucet.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Evicting the Birds

Okay so we have some birds that DRIVE ME CRAZY!! If I forget to cover our grill, they think that I've put a welcome home sign up. They can get in through the small air holes on the side and start making a nest as soon as they can. James pointed it out to me yesterday. So this morning Sariah and I had to evict the birds.

8 things tag

So the way I always do these is that I will fill it out, but I'm a bit of a party pooper and don't tag forward to anyone. Mostly because they have probably already been tagged.

8 Things I am Looking Forward to:

1. Being done with morning sickness. This is absolutely the worst part of being pregnant for me. I think it is probably worse that my labor was. Just because it goes on and on and on.

2. Finding out if I'm having a boy or girl. I would never choose to go for a surprise!

3. My next doctor appointment to hear the heartbeat.

4. Being crafty. I have been sick and not really gotten to do anything creative for a while. So I'm ready to start something. I think a painting or two.

5. Sariah walking. While I'm not in a hurry, I know it will open a whole new world of trouble making, but I am looking forward to it.

6. Looking through the wedding pictures I did for my sister in law. I'm planning to do that today.

7. Nap time.

8. Getting the house clean- well even just cleaner would be good.

8 Things I did Yesterday:

1. Went to church

2. Went to choir practice.

3. Successfully made it through the day without throwing up.

4. Took a nap with Sariah.

5. Had eggs and hash browns for dinner.

6. Read some more of the book I'm working on- Great Expectations.

7. Watched an episode of 17 Kids and Counting in great amazement. I don't know how that lady does it!

8. Snuggled with Sariah on the couch.

8 Things I Wish I Could Do:

1. Relax more. I know I worry to much.

2. Take a week off of work and not feel guilty.

3. Be better at asking people to babysit so that James and I actually went on date nights more often.

4. Blog every day with something exciting.

5. Teach Sariah how to type while I dictate to her. Since she is obsessed with the keyboard while I work.

6. Go back to school for my Masters.

7. Be more outgoing and hang out with friends more.

8. Work on less sleep. I'm a sleep-aholic!

8 Shows I Enjoy:

1. American Idol

2. Biggest Loser

3. Heroes

4. Life

5. John and Kate plus 8

6. Elmo's World- I enjoy how much Sariah loves this show.

7. Castle

8. Project Runway

Friday, April 24, 2009

Still Watching

Okay don't worry, I'm not taking away Sesame Street. We definately still watch just as much as we used to. I appreciate all the information about it being a cultural thing. And I will say that I finally saw an episode where they mention that she is from India (she is making a video for her parents that still live there.)

So it wasn't like I would boycot them or anything. I think it is a great show with really good values. And hello?? Sariah is in LOVE with ELMO!! So I think she would be really mad if she didn't get her favorite show. It was just a little weird for me. I like the character and all of that.

So don't worry, Sariah still gets to watch Sesame Street!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Do I just give in?

Okay so right now I'm fighting the sicky battle. I'm just trying to decide. You know when you feel sick and you are debating on throwing up. You aren't sooo sick that you don't have a choice, but you are sick enough that you easily could. And you think about how sometimes there is that calm, bliss right afterwards where your stomach is at ease again. And wonder should I just throw up and be done with it?

Anyways, I'm still fighting the urge, but sometimes I wonder if it is worth it. I know I don't want to start down that path until I have to, but ugh I hate being nauseous!


Well we are back from our trip. We got back Sunday night close to 10pm.

I will post some pictures when I get time. I must admit I was the
photographer for the wedding so I didn't really take pictures of the
trip. But I will post a few of the wedding.

So our adventure began before the sun on Friday. We got up at 5am
which is an unheard of hour for me. The plan ride there went okay.
Sariah was really good and slept about half of it. We had a layover in
Cleveland. The next part of the flight into Hartford was okay until the landing. Then it was like please just let us make it to the ground, please just land the plan, please please let us live through this. Okay maybe that is dramatic but it was a SUPER rough landing and I was just ecstatic to get off the plan!

Once there we had an hour drive to our hotel and James' sister's apartment. I am not a traveler. Really I like to be other places, just not the actual getting there part. So by the end of the flights and the drive, I was really done with movement. Not to mention that of course the week prior is when I started my morning sickness. YUCK!

But the actually being there was SO FUN! We hung out with all the family. There were 10 of us that came from KC. We laughed and told stories all night.

Saturday was the actual wedding. It was gorgeous! It was at a park outside. And his sister, who is super beautiful already, looked AMAZING! They had their own vows which were great. It was funny because he husband had a small piece of paper- about a 3x5 card. Then Jessie pulls out a full 8x11 sheet. It was just cute!

Then off to a fun reception of great food, and dancing, and partying!

Then Sunday was our last day there. Our dear friend Evgeny and his partner Jorge invited us for lunch and to hang out for the day before our flight. Evgeny used to live here and worked with James before the company moved. So another really exciting part of the trip was to see him again. He is just the best friend. He's the best host, and so gracious, and very considerate. And Jorge was just the same way. So you feel like you are so special when you are around them. This was so fun to sit and tell stories and we played more Mad Gab (we had played Friday night as well).

So then we had our hour drive to the airport. And two flights home. Sariah had a rough time for these flights. She couldn't sleep despite being really tired. I was super sick. I made it all the way through the flight and then landing in KC and threw up. So I was glad to come home and just climb right into bed.

Sariah also has a cold which went into full effect during the trip. So she has a yucky cough and running nose.

And that long post was our trip! :)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Almost time

So we leave before dawn tomorrow. I'm about 3/4 of the way packed. Just have to throw in those last minute things that you actually use each day. So I'm feeling pretty good about that. The biggest bummer was that Continental charges for luggage that is checked. So.... yes be impressed...we are using only carryon luggage. Everything is seeming to fit so far, so with luck we will end up doing okay with the rest of the things that need to be packed.

Now my big fear is my morning sickness. I have been not feeling well since about last weekend. So far it has been managable. As long as I take it easy in the morning and eat right when I start to feel hungry with really small meals all the time. But I'm worried about tomorrow. First, our flight leaves at 7:30 so that means getting up around 5. Which is never good for me- even when I'm not pregnant. Then with traveling I don't know about how eating will go but I'm packing lots of snacks. So wish me luck. I'm also packing some ziplock bags for just incase I need to throw up. :) Pleasant I know!

Lastly, we are having friends over tonight. I know I'm nuts! Last night I lied there thinking- what was I thinking when I agreed to this. Usually when I leave on a trip my house is a disaster. But I guess not this time. So today I have to finish packing, get my normal work hours in, and clean up my messy house for company.

Wish me luck!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Trying to prepare

We are going to CT this weekend for my sister in law's wedding. I'm excited for the trip. She lived with us for a while before she moved. And she moved with James' old company-taking his old position. So I'm excited to see her again, see where she lives now-where we would have lived if he had stayed with the company, be part of her wedding joy.

But right now is the preparing time. Probably one of my least favorite things about travel. All the worry and stress of getting things lined up, figuring out what to pack, and trying really hard not to forget anything.

Last night, I laid in bed trying to negotiate my wardrobe for the trip in my head.


I think longer trips are almost easier, because you know you will be there a while and you can just over pack. Short trips you want to pack light and concise- which is harder for me.

Not to mention packing for a baby. There are just sooooo many things to think about. And yesterday Sariah started being sick. So a trip to the doctor today just to be sure it wasn't an ear infection- since we are flying. But no all clear and good to fly as long as she doesn't get worse between now and then and develop one. UGh!

So we leave Friday morning- if I make it that far! hehehe

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Yep She's Mine

Only my daughtercould appreciate a good powdered donut so much!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

A little competition

So last month, we started a competition. We started it a week into the month. It was between my 3 sisters, my mom, and me. The rules were that you had to keep track of all the minutes you worked out until the end of the month. Then we would all go to dinner the next month and who ever had the most minutes got their dinner paid for by everyone else. The whole thought was that it was a good motivator to work out more and be more active. And a GREAT excuse to get to go out to a girls only dinner!

So this weekend was the dinner. We voted on a restaurant and the winner was Cascones- yummo italian! So I was feeling pretty confident. I knew I had several good long workouts. I had slacked the last week a bit and then got the stomach flu the last few days of the month. But I thought my earlier work would still keep me in the clear. Well even with my 630 minutes, I still lost to both my mom with 640 and my sister Kris who won with 701 minutes. So now I know no more slacking!! Watch out- I'm upping my game this month!

Here's a picture from the dinner: Alexis (mom), Liz (family friend), Kris, Meg, Lisa, me!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Star stickers

So Sariah and I are trying to pass the time today. We brought "papa"
down for chemo. This is an all day event. We've been here since 8:30
and probably have at least another hour to go. But luckily I brought
star stickers. So Sariah is happily putting them on each hand. And I'm
happily letting her until she tries to eat them. :)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Run for Pancreatic Cancer

Hey everyone! For a while I've been looking for a run to do for Pancreatic Cancer. Well my sister found one coming up in June called the Hospital Hill Run.

With my dad's diagnosis in 2008, this has become dear to my heart. I want to be able to give something to the cause and this is one small way. If you are interested-please visit our Firstgiving page at:

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