Why Born in a Barn?

Well, we live in one. Kinda. Want the extended version? Click here.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Oh well.

I lost a follower. I know what some of you might be wondering why I would even know how many followers I have. Well, I am pretty much amazed that anyone wants to read my blog, therefore I am amazed by my amount of followers. Go ahead and laugh all you people who have more.

Anyways, I guess someone out there had some family stickers on their car. :)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I have stylish friends,

which is just an added bonus to their amazing personalities. I was nominated for the stylish blogger award by these ladies: Mchupie, LissaSue, Papps, Magnolia, & Jenn. If you aren't familiar with these blogs (& women) you are missing out. For real. Do yourself a favor and click away.
Now I need to list some random facts about myself. I will try to come up with new ones I haven't told you before, while you all try not to fall asleep on me.

People down the road from us have cows. One day they got loose, and I happened to be on the road at the same time, going the same direction. Once they heard my car, they turned around and charged at me. It was hilarious yet oddly scary.

My husband & I took a 4.5 week road trip last summer. There are no words to desribe the beauty we saw & memories we made.

Next up, East coast road trip. Dates TBD.

People consider us "crunchy".

A couple years ago we purchased, flipped & sold a house. We never considered moving from our barn.

I know a lot of you have recieved this award. I don't want to duplicate, so I am only going to pass it along to  Heathercara. , who just happens to be one of my favorite ladies!

Monday, January 24, 2011

I will never...

I know the saying, never say never, but in this case, it doesn't apply. Sure, there have been multiple times where I have claimed I would NEVER do something, and I was proven wrong.

Like how I used to roll my eyes at people who would ride in the middle of a truck, instead of sitting in the passenger seat. How annoying, right? Then, I started dating that cute boy in high school with the single cab bench seat truck. Guess where I ended up? (p.s. I married that cute boy.)

I swore I would never drive a van. How lame. Now? I would love for a van to be a necessity, and husband and I have had talks about buying one someday.

I will never be obsessed with my animals like those crazy people who refer to them as their babies. Hugest lie ever. Our baby is included on all our christmas cards. I refer to myself as mommy.
But, without a single doubt, I swear I will never, never ever be this person:

The one with the annoying family stickers on the back of their vehicles. Hell to the NO! They make me want to stab my eyes out, or yell out the window at them how annoying they are. Better yet, I fantasize about ripping those awful things off their window. Extra lame points if they include names & hobbies. Because everyone knows your three year old is such the hockey player!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Where's my cap & gown?

I graduated!!! No more RE for me. I will not miss the almost 2 hour wait for my ultrasounds, but I have to admit I will miss my favorite nurse, just a little.

I was nervous as normal yesterday, but as soon as I saw the smile on the nurse's face I knew all was well. We got to hear the heartbeat, which made my heart melt. By my calculations I am 8 weeks, 4 days today. I was measuring ahead at 9 weeks yesterday. The difference from 6 weeks was amazing, and we could see thumper "bucking around", as the nurse put it. My husband has been calling the babe thumper ever since we were lucky to see the heartbeat thumping like crazy during our 6-week scare.
And I am so glad to have a better image than this to go through my head now.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I have the best friends.

Seriously. Check out all these clothes.
My friend "Omega" sent me a huge box of maternity clothes to borrow for the next nine months. Not only that, but she sent this little gift as well.

Not only am I extremely lucky to have met such an amazing friend, but how lucky am I that we are the same size! My husband's response to the jeans? "I really like those, not just for pregnant jeans." Yes, he likes them better than some of my current jeans.

I am hoping I can finally meet Omega's adorable twin boys sometime in late spring or early summer. We don't exactly live near each other. Thank you again, O! You are the best.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Oh, oops.

So, we are supposed to be getting snow tonight and tomorrow. Probably not tons, but where we live, the roads don't get cleared for a while.  Hell, sometimes I can't get out of the driveway.

We have one roll of toilet paper and no milk. Housewife fail.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

There's lots of crazies on the internet.

But, I'm lucky and haven't had any run-ins with them. Instead, I have met some amazing, smart, thoughtful women. During this time, I have had meds donated to me. I was happy to be able to "pay it forward" and donate to another friend. Much to my suprise, these arrived on my doorstep last night.
They came from Lisa, as a thank you. I don't know how many times I said, "Oh how sweeet." & "She didn't need to do this," while I was opening them. How adorable is that vase?! If you don't know Lisa, you should go check out her blog. Thanks again, Lisa!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

We have a heartbeat!!

Thank you all so much for your thoughts! Thankfully, the bright red bleeding seemed to just be random, and all is well. The nurse couldn't find any other areas that should cause any concern or more bleeding.

And, we got to see the heartbeat! I was worried it might be too early to see, and I would be left in limbo, so it was another big relief. I am on pelvic rest as a precaution until my next appointment, which is January 17th. The nurse told me to go ahead and be a couch potato for a while, too. I think I can handle that.

Bright red spotting.

It happened last night. Not a lot, but bright red. Obviously, enough to put me into a panic. I called the RE office this morning, and I am going in for an u/s after lunch.

Part of me is trying to be calm & hopeful, reminding myself that a little spotting can be nothing. It could just be caused by my cervix being irritated.

The other part of me is a mess. Almost preparing myself for the bad news. With my last pregnancy, it was the second u/s where we were told there was no heartbeat. I am so terrified of not breaking that streak. I am hoping my husband can get off work and go with me. I am afraid to go alone.

Any good thoughts would be appreciated.

Monday, January 3, 2011

You're welcome.

You know when someone takes a drink or bite of something and gag with disgust, then pass it along to you and say "you have to try this"?   I kinda feel like this story is similiar. I just have to share it with you.

My husband and I have been together for over ten years, so it is pretty rare for him to tell me a random story that I haven't heard before. I would remember this one.

When my husband was little, he would always shove his hands into his dad's mouth. Reasons? Unknown. The result? His dad got worms. My husband never had them, just his dad from his dirty hands.