Friday, June 29, 2012

How I am feeling

Now that we have let the cat out of the bag, I guess I can talk about this whole pregnancy thing on my blog.  We have known about this since May and keeping it a secret from friends and family has been so hard.  It is especially hard when all you want to do is sleep and stay at home.  When you are not typically someone who stays at home all summer, I am sure some people were wondering.

I have spent the majority of this pregnancy sick.  I am not sure this 100 degree heat is not helping my situation.  When I went to the doctor last week I had lost 3 lbs and that is going in the wrong direction.  Thankfully the doctor, who I love, gave me some medicine to help the vomiting.  Since taking it I have been doing much better.  I still haven’t gained any pounds, but I am sure it will come soon enough.  Then I won’t be able to stop it.  It is funny to notice my growing bump.  No a normal person probably can’t tell, but I can and that’s enough for me.  Since I am not gaining the weight yet, but my tummy is growing it definitely makes me wonder where the extra is coming from or going.  Well, I guess I do know where it was going straight down the drain. 

Other than being sick, I am just sleepy.  I always loved to sleep and nap when I wasn’t pregnant.  Now, I am just napping and still going to bed at 9:00PM.  My poor husband doesn’t quite understand why I want to sleep all the time.  This goes hand and hand with also not ever wanting to leave the house.  When I am not working, I just want to lay around.  It probably doesn’t help that the heat makes me not want to go outside.  It kind of sucks.  I usually spend most of the summer at the lake or pool and I just don’t want to be in the heat very long.  It makes it more exhausting.

Even though, it has been a little rough here at the beginning.  I know it will end soon and it will be worth the end result.  Michael and I are very excited to become parents.  We really loved our ultrasound the other day.  Seeing our little running baby, whose little legs were just a kicking like crazy and to hear its heartbeat just melts your heart.  Michael didn’t know what to expect and he was fun to listen to and watch.  I can’t wait to go back in a few weeks for our next appointment.  Hopefully by then I will feel wonderful and will be putting on some healthy pounds.  IMG_0001      

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Friday, June 22, 2012

Long Hair & Summer…

I know yesterday was the first day of summer, but it has been hot here for months.  Does anyone else HATE drying their hair in the summer?  I do.  I hate drying my hair.  I always get hot doing it and then I feel, some days, that I need to shower again after I blow dry my hair. I have long hair and I will not cut it, but it is extra hot down in the summer.  I go so long with my hair up that the rare day I wear it down I always feel like my hair is so much longer looking.  It is crazy.  I also let my hair dry natural a lot in the summer and it has a weird wave.  It is not a cute beach look.  I can get that look with a little ocean water, but not at home.  I love my hair like this…all natural dry in Hawaii after a day on the beach.Hawaii_617_thumb

I am back from work travel for a little bit so you all should see more blogging from me again.  In fact, keep an eye out, because I have some news to share.  It will probably be this weekend before I am ready to reveal.  Got to do a few things to get ready. 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Summer and Desk

I am getting my desk hopefully tomorrow.  We were going to get it today, but it is raining.  No need to bring home a new wooden desk in the rain.  I am bummed, even though we really needed some rain.  My vegetable garden will be happy it rained.  I do have a few new pictures of the desk during the staining process.  Got to love the guy doing this for sending me pictures.  It is like he knows I am crazy OCD and would die not knowing. 

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Crazy, as I am typing this he just sent me a final photo of the finished product.

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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Bad Bad Blogger

I have been MIA.  I am so sorry.  I actually have been very busy.  Michael and I have both had some fun stuff we have been doing lately and I have been traveling for work a lot. 

I just got back from Cape Cod.  Beautiful area in Mass.  I didn’t even take one photo while I was there, which is completely unlike me.  I just was so busy with work, that I really didn’t have time to even walk down to the beach.  I have to say though that the houses in that area are gorgeous.  I want to live in a house styled after those.  Wooden siding and all. 

The biggest item we have been dealing with lately has been my NEW DESK.  I work from home.  I have a desk that is L shaped and I have enjoyed it for the last time.  I hate it.  It has no storage and I am always feeling unorganized.  Michael is ALWAYS complaining that my office is a mess.  I don’t really have anywhere to put stuff, except on the floor or on top of the desk itself.  So, we are having one built.  It is getting VERY close to being done.  YAY! The guy is wonderful and he sends me pictures weekly for updates.  I love this.  I have been having dreams about where all my work stuff is going to go in the new desk.  I can’t wait.  He is going to start staining soon and so it should be done in a week or so.  About the time I come back from my next work trip it should be done.  Then we have to figure out how to get it to the house.  Check out the work in progress.  The design we borrowed from some friends of ours.  I loved their desk layout.  Michael and I made some changes to their design, but the main concept is all theirs.

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Michael and I have been together since 2006. We met in college at the University of Arkansas and began our life together. We bought a house and moved to Fayetteville from the Chicagoland area in November 2009. We were married in 2010 and had our first child, a boy, in 2013. Our favorite thing to do together is travel and we have gotten the opportunity to go to lots of fun places. We are working, breathing, playful parents. Our fur baby and child are the center of our crazy life, but we wouldn't have it any other way.