Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Happy Wednesday

It's been a fairly uneventful week. Bradley is in the midst of spring football. And I will begin cheerleader practice with a brand new group of girls next week. The "sickness" comes and goes...mostly it comes...after lunch and stays til I go to bed. Nights are rough around our house. But I'm currently 9 1/2 weeks pregnant...I hope that means not very many more sick weeks to go.

I have an announcement to make. I cleaned our bathroom Monday. I am ashamed to admit it's the first time since I've found out I was pregnant that I've cleaned the bathroom. Bradley was so proud to be able to see himself in the mirror again. Normally I'm a clean freak and clean more than necessary. But that's been not so important to me over the past month or so. I've been spending alot of time around the toilet and was very aware that it wasn't very clean. But there's something about nausea that makes that a minor detail. Oh...and did you know the water in the toilet has a smell???? It does. I smell it AND anything else that might smell the slightest bit.

In other news, we've decided to take a trip this last hoorah for the childless couple. We've considered a cruise, or a trip to the Keys, or maybe Savannah, GA. We're leaning toward the Keys...maybe a little road trip down the coast. Does anyone have a jeep we can borrow????? I'm joking...although I love a jeep. [Insert story: I drove one to the beach by myself once. The wind beat me to death and by the time I got to Opp (from Luverne) I was thinking the jeep was a big mistake. It was confirmed when the bottom fell out upon my arrival in Florala. Did I mention I had just pulled over and put the bikini top on (the jeep, not myself)? There were still no doors. I was drenched by the time I got to the beach. But it was an experience for sure.] If you have suggestions for the trip, we'd love to hear them.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

10 Random Thoughts

1. I had a good day. Best I've felt in 3 weeks. Thank you, Lord.

2. My husband bit my arm Monday night in his sleep. He apologized. But remembers neither.

3. I love ARBY's.

4. B wants to go to Ozark and watch wrestling tomorrow night. NO.

5. Molly decided to take Bradley's medicine on Monday.

6. I had Mr. Henry's cookies for breakfast this morning. I had to put gas in my car and they were calling to me from the case. Do you think that's why they place them by the register?

7. When I was doing my internship, I ate 2 Mr. Henry's cookies and drank a Mt. Dew EVERY morning. How in the world??????????????

8. My brother-in-law raked our yards and cut our grass yesterday...without our knowledge. He's alright sometimes. ; )

9. I told my husband yesterday while laying in my bedroom floor that I just didn't think I could do this. I might have been crying...possibly. He told me we could have 1 and be done, but he thought it was a little late for this one.

10. There's nothing like a new Better Homes and Gardens in the mailbox.

Happy Hump Day!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Some days are good...

some not so good. I will begin with a positive note and say that Bradley and I got to spend the first half of the week at Orange Beach with 2 friends of ours. We are blessed to work with and enjoy spending time with Allen and Andrea Maness. So we were pretty excited when they invited us to the beach for a few days. My meds were working in full force so we enjoyed a day on the beach where we "took more tan" than we intended to. We also enjoyed some good seafood and shopping. We ate at a place called Shuckers on Monday night...quite possibly the best crab claws I've ever eaten.
Yesterday was back to reality. I had a rough day and today wasn't much better. I don't know who came up with the term "morning sickness" but they were off by a lot. My devotion Monday was about being thankful in all things. I am so thankful for this pregnancy. We've wanted this for a long time. And the doctor says, "sickness is a good sign!" Well when you're in the throws of morning sickness, it's hard to be thankful for nausea or see it as a good sign.
I believe that Gantt Beach is calling my name. I'd like to lay around a read for a few days...preferrably in the sunshine.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Baby Bowers and Jolly Ranchers

Baby Bowers had it's first picture taken today. Everything looks good. We heard and saw the heartbeat. It was good. My cyst has grown 2 and a half cm since last Monday. But we're still just going to watch it. They told me it will not affect the baby. And the best news of the day: medicine for the nausea. I don't feel like I could run a race, but I also don't feel like I'm going to run to the bathroom any minute either. It's a nice change. I didn't do a great job scanning these pictures. But maybe you can see the itty bitty baby. Saltines and jolly ranchers have become good friends of mine this week. They keep the pukes away. (I think I just posted the word "puke" on my blog. ) Well I prefer green jolly ranchers and it's hard to find a bag of only green. So this morning I dumped the whole pack on the counter and picked out the ones I wanted. I got enough to get me through the doctor's appointment without losing my breakfast. And I left the rest. The picture below shows you what we came home to. Obviously leaving the jolly ranchers on the counter wasn't a great idea. She was a good girl though. She knows when we give her food that she has to eat it on the rug at the back door.
And now some bragging...on my husband. I haven't been much of a housewife this week. I drag in from cheer practice around 5:45 or 6. Gag a little bit. Then crash on the couch. He has made supper and brought it to me on the couch every night. He was washed, dried, folded, and put up clothes. He has also swept, mopped, and vacuumed. I think I got a good deal when I married him. As I tell him often...I love him. He's the best husband I've ever had.

Monday, March 8, 2010

No One Told Me

just how bad morning sickness is. OR that it lasts all day. Or that would have to teach school today in a chair at the front of my room with a trashcan beside me. This stuff is bad. I thought it was a virus, but I was informed that it was more of a 9 month virus. My daddy (the encourager) reminded me that I wouldn't be in this shape if it weren't for Bradley. However, he's a good nurse and I might nominate him for husband of the year. I'm taking all suggestions for relief.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

10 Things You Might Not Know

1. I eat everything PLAIN. No sauces. No condiments. No dips. None. Ever.

2. I took dance for 6 years. And I have all the costumes in my mom's attic to prove it.

3. I LOVE driving by myself in my car with the sunroof open and singing really loud.

4. One of my favorite songs is Dinosaur by Hank Williams Jr. Why? you ask...I have no idea. I just like it. Bradley and I went to a surprise party last night and a friend of mine requested it just for me. It was great!...even better than singing it in the car.

5. I enjoy a good read...especially in the summer at the lake.

6. I ran a 5K. Once. The whole thing. About died. I was proud of myself though. Maybe I'll take that up again in about 9 or 10 months.

7. I asked my husband for a Hardee's biscuit yesterday morning. There's no Hardees in Elba. There's a Hardees in Opp. Yes, he drove to Opp to get it. I love him.

8. I can drive a school bus...legally.

9. I am paranoid about this whole pregnancy thing. I read too much. I research too much. But as B tells me, "It's not in [my] hands".

10. I am so blessed. God has blessed me with the best husband. Our families are great and we enjoy them and the times we spend with them. We have friends that mean so much to us. We love our jobs. We enjoy our home. And we enjoy Molly. As we always said at South Luverne Baptist..."God is Good all the time. And all the time God is good."

May your week be extra good. Ultrasound on Thursday for us. We'll keep you posted.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Manic Monday

Although we are excited and thrilled that we are pregnant, I have no idea what's going on inside my body, and it scares me a little...make that a lot. I've been having some discomfort on one side of my abdomen. I've researched and worried and researched and worried...and worried some more. I've prayed. We've prayed. I just knew something wasn't right. So today I decided I MUST call the nurse to see what she thought. They let me come in for an ultrasound and some peace of mind. We saw the tiny sac that has the baby in it. We saw something inside the sac, but it doesn't look like a baby yet. But they said everything looked good. The discomfort is being caused by a very large cyst on my left ovary. We're hoping it goes away on it's own. They are going to keep a close watch on it. I never thought I'd be so happy to know I have a cyst. Relief does not even come close to describing it. I was so relieved that we stopped and got cheesesticks at Arby's, and I got 2 dresses and a purse at Target. Bradley said he knew he should never have taken me there. I sang a few praises tonight while I walked on the treadmill, but not loud enough for anyone but God to hear me. ; )