Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Day 3 of Kindergarten

Sorry I've been a lazy blogger. Since being pregnant, I've gained a whole new appreciation for laziness. With that being said, I'm also so TIRED from getting up an hour and a half earlier than normal. But, the best thing is that Maggie LOVES school!

Friday was her first day and it was crazy. It was pouring rain and I, being the new school mom, had NO idea how nuts it can get when dropping kids off at school. I take Maggie into her classroom every day, so I have to pull over into a designated parking lot so that we can go in. Well, there is also the "drop-off" lane on the right. Can we say "Mr. Mom". Except in this case, it's enter from the West and exit to the East. I'm getting the hang of it quickly. I actually go about 10 minutes early, park and wait until the kids can enter the building. I'm not getting caught in the mess again!

She's made some new friends and she tells me about it every day. I love that she has good stories to tell. I'm so worried that kids will pick on her because she's a sensitive child. Plus, she's tall and a bit bigger. She's like her mommy. She's a big girl. But, such a sweet girl. Even when she pouts and gets mad because I won't let her wear her pajamas to school.

So, that's been the focus of my week, weekend, etc. Then, of course, there is the lunch dilemma. She won't eat peanut butter, she won't eat ham, bologna or any other meat, so today, we packed a tortilla with cheese. She told me yesterday that we have to get this "sandwhich thing" figured out. Yes, we do....

There it is...the ramblings of a mom adjusting to her child in school. Oh, and a mom that doesn't get enough sleep. I've asked for a couch at work, but somehow, that's not on the priority list. LOL!

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Tag - I'm it!

Talked to Barb today and she told me to check out her blog. Apparently - I've been tagged and need to list 5 random things about myself. (At the end of the blog, I'll also post a photo that Barb mentioned - trust me - it's worth it!) :)

Ok - here's the five:
1) I'm the youngest of four by 17 years. My brothers are exactly 17, 18 and 19 years older than me respectively. Yes - we have the same parents - my mom just had three of us young and then a "change of lifer".

2) I love pickle juice on potato chips, french fries and grilled cheese. This was actually a trait that I picked up when pregnant with Maggie, but it just stuck with me.

3) I switched majors FOUR TIMES in college. Ended up graduating pre-law and was going to be a paralegal and work through law school. Yea - that plan worked!

4) Met my husband on a blind date. I was a waitress and his family asked me for my phone number for him. I think they regret that now. :)

5) The guy I dated for a few years in high school and my husband both share the same first and middle name: Scott Andrew. VERY WEIRD. I almost didn't date my husband because it was weird but now I never really think about it except for these things where you have to list random things about yourself. I just figured it's too odd not to list.

So, here's to Barb, who tagged me. Now, I'm going to tag Heather Preckel. :) Here you go Heather!

Oh, and let me tell you what else Barb called to tell me. She mentioned Tom Brady on the cover of GQ. I'm not much of a Tom Brady fan or a Pats fan for that matter, but I might have to pay more attention to football this year.

I'm quickly going to become the "EYE CANDY" blog, aren't I?

PS - Scott - you're still the hottest one to me sweetie!

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

If I were not married

to the greatest man on the planet, I'd be chasing this boy...

Yes, Brandon Flowers. Sadly, I'm excited about the MTV awards just because the Killers are performing. My daughter adores them, and quite frankly, I just enjoy looking at their lead singer. Eyeliner and all...

Then, some days, I like them a bit older...

Call it pregnancy hormones or whatever, but today, I wanted to pay tribute to the other "men" in my life. I'm sure when Scott sees this, I'll get an earful (DON'T get me STARTED on Chloe, honey!) but I just had to post photos of these guys for me to look at today.

Hmmmm....... Sigh....


Tuesday, August 23, 2005

It's lunchtime...

With my sickies all of the time, lunchtime has become more of a nusance than an enjoyment. Nothing sounds good - everything makes me sick and I pretty much hate eating. BUT, here's my one saving grace! Today - I'm heading to the mall. At least, I hope. I want something along these lines...

It's the only thing that sounds good....

Monday, August 22, 2005

Photos for Monday!

I had a fairly uneventful weekend. Spent some time with friends on Saturday night, had Maggie's soccer game on Friday night. Sunday was a lazy day, so I figured instead of boring you with some of my humdrum, I'd share some photos! I finally downloaded the vacation pictures and I'm hoping that I actually get time to scrap some of them before the end of the year!

Anyway, here is Maggie and her cousin, Abby, playing the piano. I swear, they look like two saloon girls, but so cute! Look at the too of them with their "hymn books". They were taking this seriously! LOL!

Here's Maggie in her "Shark" suit. My mom bought her this set of shark gear to wear in the pool. Me, being the paranoid mom, still makes her wear a floatie when she's in the deep end. But, how funny is her "scary" pose? LOL!

Then, there are the Gators. We went golfing one night and I couldn't help but take photos of the gators in the pond. (Don't worry - they were fenced in!)

Finally, my family in Florida. My hottie husband and beautiful little girl. Then, there's me. Usually green from morning sickness that lasts all day. Plus, I'm too lazy to photoshop the glare off of my glasses. Oh well...

That's all for today. Going to go tonight to help my niece register for baby stuff. She's due December 9th! I can't wait!!!!


Friday, August 19, 2005


The support from everyone has just been amazing. Thank you SO MUCH!!!! It means a lot to me and my family!

Well, baby drama aside (I'm praying for 30 weeks of no-drama for the rest of this pregnancy) I'm now focusing on Maggie and getting her ready for school. This time next week, she's going to be in her Kindergarten class! I really don't know where the time went. It seems like yesterday I was bringing her home from the hospital and she was so tiny. Now, she plays soccer, tells me what she wants to wear, has her first "big girl" tooth coming in and she's anxiously awaiting the arrival of her sibling.

Yesterday, I went to her soccer practice to help Scott out. He is the most patient man I know. How he can coach 5 year-olds is beyond me. He has one that NEVER wants to do anything. He sits when they're supposed to run, he gets upset if he doesn't score a goal, etc. I don't have patience for that but Scott does. He's a great coach. Anyway, Maggie was practicing and whenever they had a break, she'd run up and kiss my belly. She's such a sweet little girl. I just hope she still likes the baby when it's here and the attention is focused on it for a while. I'm sure she will. She seems to be taking on the "little mommy" role already. Yesterday, she had a copy of the Babies R Us flyer that came in the mail. I was going to throw it away but she looks it over like she's shopping for the best stuff. She cracks me up.

I promise to post pictures from vacation soon. I finally picked them up from Costco. LOVE that place!

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Thank you!!!

Baby is good. Just a scare. They can't explain it but the u/s showed one healthy little peanut! :)

God is good. Thank you for your prayers!


Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Please pray for us...

I leave in about 45 minutes for an ultrasound. Things aren't looking great right now in the pregnancy. I started having problems last night around 6:00 and it's been a night of tears and uncertainty.

Just pray for us.


Monday, August 15, 2005

Let's Talk Cravings

Back to my confessions of a fat girl, let's talk pregnancy cravings. True - I should be eating fruits, veggies and all of that good stuff. However, I am from Cincinnati and I'm a true Cincinnatian. With that being said, there is only ONE thing that satisfies the pregnant palette and that's.... SKYLINE!

Last night at approximately 9:30, I decided that I had to have a coney. Not wanted, but rather NEEDED! One of those sort of cravings where you'd walk five miles in 10 feet of snow to get it. Scott was sitting there playing NCAA '06 and it hit me and the begging started.

"What?" (as he continues to shuffle through college players)
"I'm hungry"
"And?" (he knows what's coming)
"I want a coney"
"Right now???"

The bantering went on for about 5 minutes before he realized that I wasn't giving up. I could have gone out to get it but I was TIRED. LOL! I wanted him to bring me the coney. So, God love him, he went out and bought me two coneys - no mustard or onion.

For those of you that are NOT from Cincinnati, let me briefly explain Cincinnati Chili. It's not like Texas Chili. It's not hot, but rather sweet. (Rumor is that two of the "spices" are cinnamon and chocolate) There are two main ways it's served: the Cheese Coney which is a hot dog with chili, cheddar cheese, mustard and onion, and then the 3-way - Spaghetti, Chili and Cheese. Either way, right now it's YUMMY! And, one of the only things that doesn't make me sick all night. (Which is actually rare because most other people get sick from it)

So, there it is. Confessions of pregnancy cravings from a fat girl. YUM!

Saturday, August 13, 2005

10 Years Today

10 years ago today, Scott and I had our first date. It wasn't anything special - just an evening at Golden Tee which was a place that teenagers hung out - driving golf balls, shooting pool and playing video games.

We were actually a blind date. I was a waitress at a local restaurant while in college and his family came in to celebrate an anniversary. They all began to persuade me to go out with "Scott" who was at a Bengals game that evening. I told them that I'd think about it and I passed along my phone number. At the time, I wasn't really looking for anyone. A few months before I had split with someone I dated nearly three years, so I guess you could say I was still nursing a heartbreak.

Then, I met HIM. I had been on dates before, but nobody ever really caught my eye. Honestly, Scott didn't catch my attention at first. Sure, he was adorable, opened the door for me, drove a sharp car and was so damn cute I wanted to squeeze him, but he never TALKED. I'd ask him a question and he'd give me a "yes" or "no" answer. Finally, I told him - "in order for this to work you have to TALK." Now, 10 years later, I can't get him to shut up! :)

So, here's to 10 years. 10 years of laughs, kisses, hugs, fights, tears and so much more. I can't wait to see what the next 10 brings us. I would post a picture of our first days but my stupid computer won't work. (I think he installed some sort of anti-virus, anti pop-up thing), so you'll just have to imagine two goofy 19 year-olds. Maybe when he gets home today I'll have him fix it. :)

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Morning Sickness Sucks!

Or, should I say, all day nausea! Yesterday, I made the mistake of eating chicken at dinner. I should know better. I LOVE chicken but for some reason,if I eat it, I get sick about an hour later. So, we're at Kroger and sure enough - the wave of nausea hits me. I couldn't stand to grocery shop. Scott had to pick everything out. He was sympathetic to my whining and wanting to go right away. I never had this with Maggie, so it's all new to me. Of course, he always says "That's my boy!" with a twinkle in his eye. In the end, we just want a healthy baby but he always jokes because I was never sick with Maggie.

I also had a Dr. appointment this week and things look good. BP is good and they scheduled me for an U/S on the 22nd. She didn't think that my uterus was matching up to the EDD (which right now is March 19th). Another sad thing is that I'm alread showing! EEK! She explained that it could be a large uterus (which I had with Maggie), multiiples (EEK AGAIN!) or I could be farther along then what we have calculated. So, we'll find out on the 22nd.

Sorry to hijack my blog with baby talk. It seems to be consuming me these days because I never thought it would happen again.

Monday, August 08, 2005

Today's my anniversary!!!

On this day, seven years ago, I married a wonderful man! Today, we celebrate our anniversary and I am so glad to be home. CKU was wonderful, but I did not want to spend my anniversary away from him. Although, I've been at work all day and he's been at work and he has golf tonight, etc. But, just knowing that I will get to see him tonight makes me smile.

So, here's to us! What a wonderful year we have ahead of us. A new baby, our daughter starting school, possibly a new home. (If I get my way!) :)

Call it pregnancy bliss, but I love this man!

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

I'm leavin' on a jet plane...

I've been singing that a lot lately. Gonna keep singing it for the next few months. Gotta love frequent flyer miles! But, I miss my family terribly! Especially now that I'm all hormonal. I have already become teary eyed over thinking about being away from Maggie for five days. I know it's not that long. I know I'll have a great time in Utah. But, sometimes there's no place like home.

In any event, I'm looking forward to going to CKU and Provo. I've never been to SLC and I cannot WAIT! My dear friend, Teresa, is picking me up from the airport and we're going to spend the day in SLC and Provo, stopping by some stores and I'll be getting ready for my classes. I am just praying that everyone likes the class! It's the most nervous I've ever been about teaching.

This pregnancy has also been so different than my one with Maggie. I'm so emotional all the time. I go from being angry to crying in a matter of 10 seconds. I cry over anything, everything and nothing at all. The nausea is at least subsiding somewhat, although every time I eat chicken I get sick. I miss my chicken fingers, but it's all worth it. Oh, and the funny thing is that Maggie swears I'm having a boy and she's already named him Chester. I should have never let her watch "Dude, where's my car?". LOL! She loves Chester. I told her that Chester was not on the table. I've got a few months to try and convince her to like another name. Besides, it could be a girl. In that case, I'll have to convice Scott to like Mallorie. (He always hollers "YO! Mallory!!!")

Anyway, wish me luck in Provo!!!