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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Strawberry Time!!!!!

Today is officially the first day (of 11) of the Plant City Strawberry Festival!! For anyone who isn't from around here, it kind of like a fair, but everything revolves around strawberries! YUM!
I was watching the news this morning and that's all they can talk about!! Now I am trying to talk Eric into playing hookie tomorrow from work so we all can go to the festival. I don't think he will go for it, but he has surprised me in the past!

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So time is drawing near!!! My baby shower is happening this Saturday. I should have about people attending. No, not a whole lot, but its all family and friends from my past. We don't associate with Eric's family other than his brother (who lives in S.C). No biggie, I guess. It at least makes holidays easier and your not tornen between who's family to spend it with :P

Every day, I'm one step closer to holding my baby girl. And it makes it more real that I could really have her in the next 5 weeks. WOW! Time has really flown by with this pregnancy. I don't feel like I have gotten as big as I was with Jayden, which is a good thing. BUT! The aches/ pains and discomfort have completely been the opposite!! I feel EVERYTHING!! Which make me that much more exciting to be done being pregnant. heeheehee.

Friday, February 20, 2009

42 days

That's the time I have left till my due date!! It kind of seems like a long time left, but when I say: a month and a week left??? Or 34 weeks along?? Now that seems like its right around the corner!!! And actually, it is!!! I have been having alot more pressure along with the braxton hicks. No "true" contractions yet, but that fine with me. As much as I would LOVE to be holding her right now, she needs to wait a few more weeks. As Eric and I have alot going on in the following weekends.
February 28th is my baby shower. Then the following weekend we (or shall I say, Eric..) will be moving into our new house!!! After that, lil miss is allowed to make her entrance!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

"Built kid tough!"

This is Jayden the day after his surgery. :) You would NEVER know anything every happen to him. The only difference I see is his appetite...OMG, it has increased times 4!!! My kid doesn't stop stuffing his face from the time he gets up, till the time he goes to bed at night! But that's ok, he my growing baby boy!





Eric got sent home from work today because a machine broke in the back where is stationed and that cause no work to evolve. SSSSOOO...I made him grace Jayden and I with his presence while we went shopping at different consignment stores and to get Jayden's hair cut. And let me tell you, he was 'excited' (I'm exaggerating) But on the good side, he was able to help me pick out our little girl's going outfit, for when we get to leave the hospital, which I know he enjoyed! I have also now realized that, Eric will be MUCH more picky in the clothes we put our daughter in. He wants nothing but dresses. Me?? Well I love the dresses, don't get me wrong, but I also think there is some other cute non-dress type outfits.
Its funny to watch Eric pick out all these little girl clothes. So manly I might add! LOL

Monday, February 16, 2009

Jayden's surgery today

Today was Jayden's surgery and he (and I) made it! I am proud to say I managed my cool while letting my baby leave in the arms of a nurse before hand. Although I did shed a tear or two prior to that when they told me I was not allowed to be in the room while they anesthetized him (which was probably best for not only the nurses and doctors, but me as well...who wants a memory of their child being knocked out cold for surgery when they are used to seeing a bouncing baby boy!!???) The one thing that made it easy for them (and me) taking Jayden, was they gave him a liquid sedative before hand, so after it took affect, Jayden had a blank smile on his face as I kissed him and waved good-bye on his way out. I must admit, it was cute to see him all on happy drugs...he looked so happy!! So that was the easier part. As for his actual surgery, that took all of 20 minuets to put tubes in both ears and remove his adnoise.

His doctor came out told me everything went great and I should be able to go see him in about 15 minuets. Here comes the part where I lose it.....I walk into the recovery room and Jayden is still waking up from the anaesthesia. He is screaming, crying and pushing everything away from him. I remained calm for all of about 2 minuets and started crying my eyes out. I knew this was all part of him waking up afterwards, but it killed me to actually see this in Jayden. Finally after about 15 minuets, he was calm and came out of it.

We got home, and he seemed to act like nothing happen! Imagine that! He ate and drank like a horse. Played outside. My little man is such a strong boy. I am ssssooo glad this is over and done with!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Our SECOND MIRACLE- 4d ultrasound

Today is valentines day and what a great day it has been!! We had our 4d ultrasound and our little girl cooperated for the most part. And it was confirmed for sure again that ITS A GIRL!!!To top off the nice day, Eric surprisingly gave me a nice chunk of change to go spend on what I wanted for myself (this is very rare that I have money!!!) So at first I was going to put it aside and save it to buy baby girl things, but I have been wanting a new purse and couldn't resist!! :)
We came out to our good friends house and me and my friend decided to leave the kiddos with the "men" and go shopping!!! :) WOOHOOIE! I splurged and bought a cute Vera Bradley purse and wallet. So it has been a great day/ evening!!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Valentines Day


In 5 mins it will officially be v-day! Eric gave me my surprise earlier tonight when he got home from work.
Eric said he even arranged all the flowers on his own! He did a great job. Who the hell knew he had such talent in him!?!? The balloon was so cute too, but it didn't last long. My mom ended up popping it in the ceiling fan not even 2 hours after I got them!!! She was trying to split up all the flowers into 2 vases since, they were crammed in there. O well, at least I was able to capture the picture right?


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Well, tomorrow we go get a 4d ultrasound done of our little girl!! I'm so excited to be able to "see" her again. I think this is why I am still up at midnight. I have too much useless energy, even though Jayden pushed EVERY button of mine today! He was such a brat, doing everything that he knew that he was not allowed to do!! UGH! Kids!!! :P


And speaking of Jayden, his surgery is still on for Monday. the closer it gets the more of a whack job I become. I was a complete mess earlier. The o.r. nurse called to get some info on him and our family, and it took all I had not to burst out in tears!! I am still blaming this on pregnancy hormones.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Great Recipe

Great Recipe

Take a 10-30 minute walk/run every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant.

Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Talk to God about what is going on in your life. Buy a lock if you have to.

When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement,'My purpose is to __________ today. I am thankful for______________.'

Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.

Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli, almonds & walnuts.

Try to make at least three people smile each day.

Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.

Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.

Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

You are not so important that you have to win every argument.

Agree to disagree.

Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.

Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

Frame every so-called disaster with these words: 'In five years will this matter?'

Forgive everyone for everything.

What other people think of you is none of your business.

GOD heals everything - but you have to ask Him.

However good or bad a situation is it will change.

Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch!!!

Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

Each night before you go to bed complete the following Statements: I am thankful for __________. Today I accomplished _________.

Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.

When you are feeling down, start listing your many blessings. You'll be smiling before you know it.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

I am blessed

Over the weekend Eric, Jayden and I spent it over our friends house. Every time we are over there, my friends husband reminds me (through his actions, not words) at just how lucky I am that I have found a great, lovable husband. Sure he has his moments and some times I feel like I want to kill him, but hey! That's all part of a relationship. I see how my friends husband treats her and it makes me so upset sometimes. I have to bite my tongue alot over there. She bends over backwards for him. Basically caters to his EVERY need, but most of the time he acts like its not good enough. Now, don't get me wrong. I am making him sound completely horrid, but he does have a few good moments. Obviously she see more than I do, cause she is still with him after 11 years, but all this makes me love Eric more than ever knowing that he would never treat me the way my friend gets treated.

I KNOW I am blessed!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Just Shoot Me Photography

Here are some of the pictures that Amber (Just Shoot Me Photography) took on 2.2.09. I am so please with the time and detail she put into making our maternity pictures a lasting memory!!!









Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Maternity Portraits. Check them out!

This past Saturday, Eric, Jayden and I went and had pictures done. I was unsure what to expect considering I didn't really do any maternity pictures when I was pregnant with Jayden, but I went with it and SO glad I did! They came out so natural and great looking! I am impressed! Amber with Just Shoot Me Pics, did a fabulous job. She was so patient with Jayden bouncing off the walls in her own home. The environment was comfortable. I can't say enough good things about her work! As soon as I get the cd with all the pictures I will be post them, but for now, go look at her blog at: http://justshootmepics.blogspot.com/ and check the few she posted on there!

I do know Eric and I will keep going back to her!

Monday, February 2, 2009

I'm shocked!

Ok, so I know I am total dork. My mom and Eric have already explained this to me! Now, let me tell you...I was one who never really cared for these reality tv shows and what not, but for heaven sakes!!!! This season of The Bachelor has got me HOOKED! I find myself glued to the tv and I have no clue why. Any who. For those of you who watch this show, I am in wow that Jason let Stephanie go!! I was for sure that she would make it closer to the end, if not proposed to. Now I was surfing through this tv show site and came across an "end reviler" I just had to click on it to find out who he picks...I won't say it here, but if your just a noise as I am, click here: http://tvomg.com/2009/01/bachelor-13-winner-revealed/