Monday, January 28, 2008

Sea Bands


I recently decided to buy some sea bands to help with the morning sickness. They are normally used for motion sickness but I thought I would give them a try. They have helped alot! I wear one on each wrist and they're not attractive. They are gray and it looks like I'm wearing sweat bands from the 80's. I guess that's one way to bring sexy back. I still feel yucky at night but the nausea has gotten better. Now all I need is for my appetite to return and then I'll be great! Until then, the sea bands are my new accessories and I will keep on wearing them. Maybe I will start a new fad.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

It's not a Flea!


Eric has been referring to the baby as a flea and he says that a deer tick would kill it because it's so small. He is so weird! Also, whenever I talk about the cradle that my mom and dad are going to bring up, he says that we don't need a cradle, just a big moving box with the peanuts inside. The same goes for a carseat. He thinks that a box would do the trick and that we could put the baby down by our feet so it's protected. He'll probably finding himself in a moving box! Crazy man!

I have decided that if we want to have another one, he can carry it! Let him have the morning sickness. I think it's only fair. I keep offering to just switch places. I would gladly be the one cattering to his needs while he feels sick. However, he's actually been very helpful. He's constantly getting me food and making sure that the kitchen is stocked with snacks. I really can't complain even if he has strange ideas for the baby. I know he's just kidding.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Feeling Better


This past weekend was pretty good. I've started to feel a little bit better. I discovered that when I feel the least bit of nausea, I take a little bit of Dramamine. That has helped alot and I was able to sweep up some of the mess on the floors. It feels good to have the house looking better. I'm still taking it easy. I don't want to get too crazy just because I feel better. That could be a bad idea if I push myself too much. It's nice to think that the worst maybe coming to an end and I can get back to a normal routine again.

January 21, 2007


A year ago today, Eric and I packed up my car and left for Chattanooga. It's crazy to think that we have been up here for a year! I will never forget that drive up here. It rained for most of the trip and I remember driving through Atlanta at night, in the rain and feeling scared that I was going to crash. When I got to Chattanooga (9 1/2 hours later) I missed my exit and had to turn around. I got to the apartment, took Abbey upstairs and unloaded a few things. By this time I was starving so I called my mom to get directions to a Wendy's. I took a wrong turn at first but then I was able to find my way. When I got back, I took my food upstairs and I remember sitting on the floor in the empty apartment thinking, oh my gosh, what have we done? I was miserable and felt a little sick to my stomache. It's funny how being exhausted, hungry and lost can really play with your emotions. Those feelings all went away after a good night sleep and everything has been great ever since. It definitely was a great idea to move here. We love it!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

The First Ultrasound


Wednesday, January 16, 2008

It's Snowing!


It started snowing here between 5:30 and 6:00pm and it's been snowing ever since. I took the dogs outside and they ran around and tried to eat the snow. I got a few pictures but it's dark so I'll have to wait until morning to get some more.



We are expecting some snow this evening. I don't think that it will be enough to really stick but I'm hoping to wake up in the morning and see a little dust on the ground. We should also be getting some flurries on Saturday. I'm pretty excited! If there's anything worth a photo, I will definitely get a few.

Nothing's Changed


Nothing much has changed around here. I'm still fighting the war on sickness. So far, today is better than yesterday but I'm still not great. I have spent most of my time lying on the couch or in bed. However, I have made some progress around here. I was able to clean the kitchen and roll the garbage out to the curb. Go me!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Baby Update


The appointment went really well. Everything looks good and Eric and I got to see the baby and it's little heartbeat. I was hoping that we would get to hear the heartbeat but we'll have to wait for the next appointment. It was the neatest thing to see it and to see it move. It's so tiny! The doctor took a picture of it and I'm going get it scanned so I can post it. That will be coming as soon as possible. As far as the morning sickness, she gave me a list of of things that should help. I'm definitley going to try them all! The official due date is August 16.

Sunday, January 13, 2008



Well, we have our first appointment tomorrow afternoon and I can't wait. I have a ton of questions especially about the morning sickness. I'm hoping she can give some magic cure to make it go away. I'm sick of feeling sick! Anyway. They're going to do an ultrasound and we may get to hear the heartbeat. Pretty exciting! I will have a full report tomorrow.

I thought this was cute!

Friday, January 11, 2008



Pretty poopy again today. Seems to be my everyday theme. The house is still not clean. I think that one day the fuzzy tumbleweeds are going to take over and carry us all away to some far away place where we will drown in dog and cat fur. Nasty! I just want to snap my fingers (Mary Poppins style) and get everything done. That would be the best ever! Until that happens, I'll have to wade through the filth. It will get done but it'll be one room at a time. I won't let it get the best of me. Darn it!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Day by Day


My days have been getting better as far as the morning sickness goes. However, today has not been good. I feel yucky! I'm looking forward to being 100% normal (whatever that is). Yesterday I had a great day and I even went for a walk with my neighbor Amanda. Good idea but I payed for it later. I was hungrier than I ever have been before. I feel like a monster roaming around saying "must have food!" I guess I didn't think that I would be burning anything and everything in my body. I'm not doing that for awhile. I felt horrible last night. I couldn't get enough food and the thought of food made me feel nauseous. I seem to feel worse at night and I'm not sure why. I can't wait for this sick feeling to go away.
I called Eric last night before he got home from work asking him what he wanted to do for dinner after I had already had dinner and a couple of snacks. I was still hungry. He mentioned a few things that sounded nasty. He went to Sonic last night and brought me home a vanilla shake with oreos in it. At first I thought that I was going to put in the garbage but I ate some and actually enjoyed it as well as a couple bites of his burger. Yum! My appetite is slowly coming back!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

We're Having a Baby!


On December 16, 2007, Eric and I discovered that we were going to have a baby. I was pretty freaked out since we weren't planning on getting pregnant this soon. Oh well! We are both excited and of course clueless with this new experience but I'm sure we will get through it.

Most of my days have been spent on the couch hoping the morning sickness goes away. It's not just morning sickness. It's in the afternoon and/or at night. It is absolutely the worst feeling ever. Eating and food is no fun. I have no appetite but yet I'm constantly hungry with no idea what I want to eat. I hate it! I have never been so hungry in my entire life. Some days are better than others and I'm able to get some things done around the house. However, there are fuzzy tumble weeds floating around the house and our bathroom is disgusting. Too bad! It's just going to have to wait.
Eric has been really helpful. He goes to the grocery store because for me to go and surround myself with food makes me feel nauseous. I have plenty of snacks to help with the hunger but it doesn't stop there. I have had a couple of dreams that involve food and I am so excited about the food in my dreams. Crazy! I just can't get enough and I'm looking forward to eating normal again!

Monday, January 7, 2008

Abbey had a Visitor


I was in our bedroom watching T.V. while Abigail sat beside me. All of a sudden there was a noise at the one of the windows and she took off and immediately went nuts. I look outside and there was a squirrel on the fence right outside our window. Then, there was another noise at one of the other windows. Abbey runs over there where there is another squirrel on the window ledge. Abbey is trying to attack the squirrel through the window and the squirrel is running from one window to the next. It looked like they were playing with each other and the squirrel was enjoying himself. It was crazy! Poor Abigail tried her hardest to get it but had no luck (of course). The squirrel did everything but stick it's tongue out and say "nanny nanny boo boo." I think the squirrel was purposely taunting her like the squirrels from the Geico commercial that causes the car to run off the road. He probably went back and told all of his friends about the stupid cat in window. Who knows? Maybe he'll be back.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008



Christmas was pretty mellow around here. Eric and I stayed local so we could spend X-mas in our new house. We didn't exchange any gifts because we had just bought the gas logs for the fireplace so that was our gift to each other. Eric had Monday and Tuesday off so we had a nice relaxing time together. Of course Eric did some things around here. He can't sit still for very long so he finds little projects around the house to do. New Year's was basically the spent the same way except we went out and bought a bookcase for the office. We have been in need for one and now we finally have it. We found it at an unfinished wood place and Eric starting staining it. It will be nice to get all of Eric's books unpacked and put them away.

Today I took down all the decorations. It was definitely more fun putting them up. Now the house needs a good cleaning but that's NOT happening today. I'm exhausted!

We had some snow flurries last night and it was really cold this morning. No snow on the ground but it was still exciting to see some flurries. I hope we get more this winter.

Happy New Year!