Friday, July 31, 2009
This was the bouquet I carried, which was different the rest of them. I can't tell you for the life of me what kinds of flowers are blended in with the cala lillies, because I have totally forgotten. But, I was so infatuated with this bouquet. I tried to keep it, but that didn't work out too well!
My beautiful wedding party. The two girls on the right are my sisters, which were my maids of honor! Heck no, I couldn't pick between the two of them. They are both my best friends anyway, so it worked out perfect! The other three girls, I've known since before high school. They are so wonderful! I had the best wedding party.
We placed the little balls of flowers along some of the pews as you walk into the church with ribbons with our colors hanging from them. Simple and elegant...atleast I thought so :)
Right before it was time to enter the church, I totally forgot I still had gum in my mouth...leave it to me! My mom put on her mom shoes and told me to spit it out. So, I did! In her hand! I just find it hysterical the photographer actually caught it. Didn't miss a beat.
The big walk! This is one of my absolute favorites. I said one...told you I had problems choosing. Can't help it.
LAST ONE....for now.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
I was in denial about this whole thing at first and really didn't know what to think or what to do about this situation. Not so much in denial that I went to the bar and threw down shots or anything drastic like that. Becoming a mom was something I've always dreamed and wanted more than anything, but now that it was actually here, I totally freaked out about it. And of course, since I'm being honest, part of me freaked out thinking, "crap, I'm going to blow up like a house!" Me and gaining weight don't get along. I've tried to embrace this as best as I could. Oddly enough, I've actually fallen in love with maternity clothes. I know, strange!
I think some people have plans and goals for themselves and for their life. I also think that God has other plans for you in the meantime. Me getting pregnant was a way of being smacked across the face saying that I needed to wake up and stop being so ignorant. I may have not planned this time out, but somebody else did for me and thought the timing was perfect! So instead, after some time, I didn't argue it, I embraced it. (Time, as in maybe after the first trimester!)
So, yes, I have changed, but I think only for the better. No, I can't go to the bar with you and drink a wonderfully, dirty martini. I can't sit there and talk for hours on end anymore, because right now, I just don't have the energy. I realize I am a lot quieter now than I was before. Some of these things, I can't help. I am also so frugal with my spending now. Before, I would go get my hair done and spend about $200 and not think anything of it. Along with that was getting my nails done as well. Now, my friend cuts my hair and no more nails for me. I am also bravely dying my hair out of the box and so far, it's been working to my advantage. If it looks awful, whatever because it was only $10! I don't go shopping anymore and instead, want to buy clothes and things for my son. Yes, strange. I think of someone other than myself. Funny how these things happen. I feel like Martha Stewart has taken over my body and I totally love baking and doing crafts now. Something I never thought would be possible. I also see my husband in a new light, that was there before, but is now even stronger. Just because I can't hang out like I used to, I'm still in there. I actually like each and every single one of these changes and think that now, the timing was perfect. What was meant to be, happened at the right time. No more arguing. No more doubt. I will have my family soon and that is the only thing that matters anymore. Yes, I've changed, but I am still me.
Friday, July 24, 2009
My Beautiful Dress!!
Love of My Life!!!
My Family! :)
We also finally got Davis' room all finished. We just have to get some shelves for the walls and that's it! Whhheeeeew! We really like his room so much. That's another thing I never thought I would get so excited about...a kid's room! :) Michael just goes and sits in the glider and actually fell asleep in there not too long ago. I say that I could spend so much time in there right now because it's so relaxing. Then I catch myself and think pretty soon that I'm going to think otherwise! Haha! This saying on the wall is so fitting for him. He's already helped me out with a lot and he's not even here yet!
And of course his mural :)
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
I finally got the stroller put together the other day and was really excited about it. It's so weird, because I never thought I would get excited over a stroller. But it's not just any stroller! It's my Davis' stroller! It took a little bit for me to actually have it assembled. It was actually an ordeal, to be honest. The first day I tried, I somehow managed to fling a vital piece, that of course held the entire thing together, across the living room. I still have yet to find it, as it's in the black hole that is my house. At the same time of dropping this piece, I drop a soda can of the floor, unopened, that manages to spew every last drop straight up in my face. Of course! Needless to say, I put the stroller business on hold for a couple of days and went out and bought a new piece. I will find the missing one when Davis is about one years old.
Is this available now?? Hahaha
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
After getting to the hospital, again, (I'm going to be on a first name basis with these people before it's all over with) it wasn't false labor. I was being treated for preterm labor but they were trying to stop it since I was only 33 1/2 weeks along. Last time they gave me one shot to stop contractions and it did its job. They are allowed to administer up to three and that's it. I kept asking, "How in the world am I going to know when it's real labor? I'm so confused!!" The nurse told me that unfortunate for me, I may be making a few trips up there because my body is in fact in labor. The frustrating thing is that they could not figure out why I'm having these intense contractions like this. My body isn't dehydrated, I haven't become a bodybuilder overnight and am lifting heavy weights, I'm obviously not walking marathons around the neighborhood. So, Davis is just really impatient like his mama and doing his best to make an early appearance. I ended up having to have all three shots this time and they kept coming. I was told I'm starting to dialate, my cervix is thinning out, and that it could be right around the corner. I was advised to keep my bags packed. If I was 36 or 37 weeks along, they wouldn't have stopped the labor and let him come. Crazy to think I could be at home with a baby right now...or getting ready to come home. I no doubt wouldn't be on the computer! :) Michael said I willed this child out since I was saying I'm so ready! The good news is that his brain activity looks wonderful and he looks really healthy. That's always nice to hear. He's so hyper in there, I don't know what to expect. Hopefully, Davis will get comfortable and settle down and decide to stay a little longer. Mommy and Daddy are ready to meet our little man, but just not yet. Wait a few more weeks!
**OH! I've rubbed off on Michael. I wrote a blog called Laughtears and now Michael does the same thing. I was able to witness it last night and laughed my butt off this time. He said it unfortunately happened a work a couple of times in front of the guys. I think he has some of my pregnancy hormones!!
Friday, July 10, 2009
I know some people handle situations completely different than others and I don't know yet since I don't have children. My friend had told me about this woman before the party and how her parenting skills are atrocious. Little Johnny apparently doesn't share and hits all of the time, while mom just sits back and watch. I know I'm not going to be a perfect parent by any means, but I'm hoping I won't get the label of THAT PARENT. Of course, I'm sure you can't avoid the situations all the time, as long as they don't happen constantly. Crossing my fingers**
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
I keep saying that if I knew this baby was healthy and at a good weight, please feel free to deliver early. I think by me saying this, I sort of jinxed myself last night. It was very ironic, because Michael and I went to our first child birthing class, which to say the least, was very interesting. I really think I could have gone without seeing someone giving birth to their baby and placenta. OH MY LORD! Okay, I'm calm. We learned about how to time contractions and what labor was going to be like. Well, to my surprise, around 10pm last night, I start having major contractions. This can't be happening! He hasn't even dropped yet! Stay in there, I was just joking! These contractions were not like the Braxton Hicks that I have had before. They kept getting more and more intense. After an hour of having them, Michael started timing them. They lasted for 3 hours and ended up sometimes being 2 minutes apart. Stay, Davis, stay! Bake a little longer, boy! Michael ended up calling labor and delivery to see what we should do while trying to stay calm. They told me to take a warm bath and take Tylenol PM, lay on my left side and see if they get worse. That Tylenol PM knocked me out, and plus it was 2am. I was still having a few contractions, but I was so tired that I just passed out...almost in the bathtub.
So, needless to say, I won't be working out today by doctor's orders and keeping my feet up. I feel like a whale from all of the 4th of July grub. After last night, I'm wondering what the real thing will be like. That was more than likely nothing, so I have a feeling I'm in for it! Plus, to make matters even better, I found out that if I've taken my blood thinner shot that day of delivery, I can not have an epidural. Are you serious? I have no pain tolerance, so that should be interesting. If there is a saint for pain, I need to look it up and start praying to them! :)
Monday, July 6, 2009
1) Go to your photo files…Select the 6th photo folder.
2) Select the 6th photo in that folder.
3) Post that photo along with the story behind it.
4) Then challenge 5 blog friends to do the same!
This picture was taken last October about a week before Michael and I got married. I love it because we'll always be kids at heart. Michael's family was staying at our house for the wedding that week. We took Michael's nephews to a pumpkin patch near our house and they had this out there. There was a huge cornfield maze, that we managed to get completely lost in! Leave it to us! Devon, the oldest nephew, kept getting my mother-in-law and I completely turned around in circles. I think it took us almost an hour to finally get out. (Okay, it seemed like it!) Devon thought this was hysterical, I think Jeannie was about ready to crawl out. We all had a lot of fun that day and Karson (the youngest nephew) even made the news that day! :) Hey now!