Thursday, November 3, 2011

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Friday, October 21, 2011


Tomorrow I will have a son. I will be a mother of 2. Wow.

We found out on Wednesday for sure that we have a placenta previa and Baby G was wearing his placenta as a hat. This is not good. As my Doc tells us, it can cause fetal loss or Maternal hemorrhaging and death. That's pretty scary crap y'all.

Thursday morning we had another ultrasound at 830am and they immediately sent me upstairs for admission. We were not planning this at all. I have gotten 2 steroid shots and been sitting in a hospital bed for 2 days. BORING.

Tomorrow morning at 730 we will go into surgery. I will have a little boy by 8.



Monday, October 17, 2011

Nora at 19 months 3 weeks

Nora is such a funny girl right now. She giggles and runs and sleeps pretty well and is pretty much a joy. She does have her terrible times too, I am not delusional. Tonight she swatted a plate of food out of my hands and she is still a swatty baby who smacks when she isn't happy.

The main reason for this post is for me to id the words Nora can say now. She is in a repeat stage so I won't count those words. Here goes:

Nana (banana)
Mook (Milk)
Baf (Bath)
Budles (bubbles)
Mo (More)
Wajer (Water)
Fowder (Flower)
Dough Do (Dori)
Ewes (Shoes)
Mama Norma
Nana (Nannie)
Gumpa (Grandpa)
Mees (Meems)
ook (Look)
Na (Done)
Na Na (Night Night)
Bye Boo
Bish (fish)
Brudder (brother)
Deh (Deer)
Uh Oh

She also Ids her flash cards.

Flash Cards she can Id: Cat, Dog, Fish, Shoes, Tiger, Train, Crab, Cow, Flowers, Ball, Apple, Bus, Boat, Baby, bike, duck, truck, keys, and corn.

She is smart.


Sunday, October 16, 2011

It's been a while

It has been a little while since I have posted. I ran into privacy issues. No more expressing too many opinions. humph. I may stop blogging. I thought I was fairly quiet about where I work and whatnot...but I guess not. Here are a few pictures. Boring I know. Static.

I'm having a baby soon. Maybe I can talk about that.


Wednesday, September 7, 2011


We all have stories and memories about where we were and what we were doing 10 years ago and here is mine.
10 years ago on September 11th I was in class at Franklin College. I almost always watched the Today Show before class but this morning I didn't get the television turned on. I went to my Earth Science class at 8am with Doc Howald and then on to History with Ralph. On the way to the 4th floor I hear chatter about a plane hitting the World Trade Center.

At first I think maybe they are talking about a new political thriller type movie. Finally I ask, "What are you all talking about?" Their answer was not at all what I thought it would be. A plane really did hit one of the towers of the WTC. All I can think is that it must have been some sort of mistake. It had just happened.

The 4th floor of Old Main had a television in the hallway and everyone was crowded around it. We were all still in shock. It had to be a mistake, how could this possibly be happening? About that time the second plane hit.

I don't remember much after that. There are a few details that stick -- My Spanish Prof telling us to get away from the tv and get into class that we were already several minutes late. Oh, I still feel the burning irritation with her for that insensitive statement. Thousands of people were losing their lives! How dare you tell a bunch of college students to get to class when there are so many more important things happening in our lives at that exact moment? I remember Dr Chandler letting his classes know that we didn't have to come to class that day but he would be there so we could discuss our feelings. He also invited other students to his classes if they needed some philosophical and religious banter to relax their nerves.

The one thing I remember, and can still see sometimes when I close my eyes is the collapse of the towers... eerie and overwhelming for my impressionable brain. Horrifying.

Never Forget. So many lost lives. So many heroes. We are blessed. Our country will never be the same.


Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Oh my goodness this pregnancy is so much different than my pregnancy with Nora.

-I am fuller than I was with her. I am only 31 weeks and I feel like I am going to explode.

-I can't sleep more than 4 hours a night. I usually do well from bedtime until about 2a or 3a, then I am done. Toss and turn for the rest of the night.

-Sadly, I am not as interested in sex as I usually am or even as I was when I was pregnant with Nora. Mainly I think that is because I am so full feeling.

-I am grumpy and whiny. I am ready to get baby Noodle here so I can love him. I love having him in my belly, but I am really ready to see and meet him!


Sunday, August 14, 2011


2 things. First: Nora says "Shew!" when I say "Shew!". It's cute. I usually say it when it's hot and I'm toting her and my purse and my lunchbox and I've been at work all day and I'm exhausted, but when she says it all the "Shew!" in me goes away and all I can feel is love and joy for that baby. She is such a dream come true for me.

Second: I am going to be a mother of 2 babies soon and stepmom to a big girl. How on God's green earth am I going to be ready for all this? What made me think I could do it? Here's the deal, I know I can do it. I know that it will get easier in several years, but right now, and about once every week I get overwhelmed. I am overwhelmed with all of the things I need to do before Baby Noodle arrives. Here is my list:

-Get the carpet cleaned
-Get rid of all of Nora's clothes that don't fit and that I don't want to keep for her little girl someday
-Paint Ella's room
-Paint the dresser under the tv and the shoe holder
-buy twin beds, 2 dressers, and a bookshelf from Ikea
-buy Baby Noodle's bedding
-Train Nora to stay in a twin bed

I am also overwhelmed by the thought of having 2 little babes. What if Nora doesn't love him? What if the girls are jealous? What if I have PPD this time? I didn't last time, but what if this one is different? Scary. So many questions - So many insecurities.


Sunday, July 31, 2011

Little Fishies!

Prince C and I are so blessed with 2 little fishies. Ella and Nora both love the water. Nora has a hard time waiting long enough to get her swimsuit and swim diaper on before she runs to the water and Ella is a pro at all the swimming stuff. Here are some pictures of Nora from her fun time in the big kid pool.


Saturday, July 30, 2011

Last time

Prince C just said it. "This is the last time you'll be pregnant". It's quite sad when it's said that way. No, I don't want any more babies after Baby Noodle comes. Not today anyway. But, what it I change my mind? What if we win the lottery (well, we'd have to play) or both get great jobs and could afford more babies?

This is the last time I'll be pregnant. Sounds so final. I love being pregnant. Yes, I complain. Sure. It's uncomfortable. There's gas, indigestion, hip pain, I haven't been sleeping well, I am moody, etc, etc, etc. BUT. Feeling a baby move inside you is amazing. Imagining for 10 months (or longer, because most people dream of their children for years and years) what your son or daughter is going to look like, act like, grow up to be is magical.

I love him already. I already miss being pregnant. I love being a mother. It is such an amazing gift.


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Mexico - Food

We went to Mexico last week. It was a pretty good trip. Here are all the yummy things we ate:


Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Tonight Prince C and I went to Onizim's here in Lexington. Casual Cajun food....Casual must mean "not spicy enough".

Here's my quick review of what we ate:

Deep Fried Banana Peppers = 7 out of 10. Perfectly fried, just tangy enough, served with cocktail sauce. I would have made sure to use Bookbinders cocktail sauce. It's the best. Has a ton of horseradish in it. It would've been great with these.

Enabelle's Salad with Spicy Bleu Cheese (house made dressing) = eh. 3 of 10. The salad was room temp and so was the dressing. Strange. There was no "spicy" about the spicy bleu cheese. Also, the salad consisted of field greens, 2 grape tomatoes, deep fried onion chips, and 2 half purple onion rings.

Chicken Gumbo = 9 of 10. I only had one tiny taste since I try to avoid meat with feet...but it was great. Well seasoned, tons of flavor, great.

Linguine Primavera = 7 of 10. Tasty, but nothing special. Stated it had a Jalapeno Basil Pesto which is what drew me in...I didn't taste that yumminess at all. Mushrooms seemed to be sprinkled in too too sparingly.

Side - Bourbon Mashed Sweet Potatoes = 9 of 10. Super delish. Could've used a bit more sweetness...but overall, quite good.

Blackened Catfish and Jambalaya = 2 of 10. Prince C ate it....but it was miserable. No salt, no spice, pretty to look at but it ended there. Sad.

Side - Jambalaya Potatoes = 9 of 10. Great!

This place has the side dishes down. Soups too. I recommend it...but not overwhelmingly. It was good, not great. Edible, not mouthwatering.


Monday, July 11, 2011

Kid Free for 4 days

What are we going to do with our time??

Humph. Well, since we are dead broke we will do the same things as normal -- just more quietly.
Last night we went to the grocery store, rented red box, got some ice cream, and ate dinner on the couch. We rented Little Fockers. It was funny and uncomfortable and funny. Overall, I recommend it. Prince C saw a commercial for a wild berry parfait from Wendy's so we got one of those too. It was very tasty -- and very tiny. It was baby sized.

Tonight, we have another Red Box movie to watch and we'll have some sort of dinner at home. I really need to work on cleaning the house since we leave for vacation in 6 days! Maybe I should start packing too....

We were thinking maybe we could squeeze in a movie AT THE THEATRE!! But, we'll see.

I'll keep you posted on our wild lives.


Sunday, July 10, 2011

July 4th!

About a week late...


Sunday, June 26, 2011


In 20 days we head to Mexico. We are staying at the Sabor Resort in Cozumel. I hope to have a great time and for time to move at the perfect speed. Not too fast, Not too slow (because I will be missing my Nori girl).

Things I need to do before we leave:
--Clean my house, so it won't be a disaster when we return
-- Figure out what to do with the dogs. Who wants to doggie sit?
--Buy Sunscreen, Bug Spray, and new sunglasses. I found some heart shaped ones on
--Get a hair cut
--Get more tan so that I don't burn too back in the Mexican Sunshine!


2 more days

On Wednesday morning Prince C, Turkey, Nori, and I will get news we've been waiting on for months. I am so impatient, I can barely stand it. Thank goodness I am off work on Tuesday so we can go to the pool and make time fly by.

There's a 50/50 chance and all news is good news. Hot Dog or Hamburger?


Sunday, June 5, 2011

A Quick Comparison

Today was Luke's birthday party.

Here is Nora at his party last year:
And here she was today, large and in charge:

She's growing up way too fast.


Friday, June 3, 2011

Confessions (stolen from Taryn)

Yesterday my friend Taryn posted this BLOG and now I am bumming her idea since I haven't had anything good to tell lately.

I confess: I am more than a little addicted to Facebook and Twitter.

I confess: I eat Chipotle way too much and could live on Mexican Food.

I confess: I am lazy. There is no better word. I have a messy house and about 4 loads of laundry to do but I would much rather watch HGTV.

I confess: I need a pedicure. Don't look at my feet.

I confess: I also need a hair cut. It's stringy.

I confess: I won't do either of those two things in a timely manner.

I confess: I have an interview on Tuesday at 11. I am freaked out. I need this job so bad I can't even explain to you how much I need and want the job.

I confess: I want to write a book. I have no writing skills.

All for now.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wonderific Wednesday

Last Wednesday was a great day. I am so glad the weather was beautiful so far this summer the storms have ruined a lot of plans -- but the sun was shining all day.

The girls and I went down to the farm to see Meems. I meant to take more pictures but someone, who shall remain unnamed, but she's around six years old....Didn't want to cooperate much. Such is life.

Yesterday I found the perfect vacation spot for Prince C and I. I can't freaking wait! The resort is called Now Jade Riviera Cancun. Click the link, be jealous.

On Friday my galpal H brought me some peonies to work. We have really enjoyed having them
on the counter here at home.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Fancy Dinner

Last night Prince C and I went on a nice date. No turkey, no baby, just us. It was really nice.

It was my first ever dinner at Ruth's Chris. Wow. Now I understand why my husband claims it to be his favorite restuarant. They left nothing undone.

Drawn butter over a candle so it stays melted and a lemon with cheese cloth around it so no seeds end up in your seafood....
Lobster. Alive until you order it. Cracked and pulled from the shell.
A chop salad. Delicious.
Dinner. Crab Cakes for filler all crab. New York Strip for Prince C. Perfect.
Dessert. Bread Pudding, Cheesecake, and French Pressed Coffee.

What a night. What a special date for Prince C and I. I loved every minute.


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Things I must do: Crafts

So.... Any of you who know me at all know that I love reading blogs. And that I love home decor, even though I can't seem to make my house look like much of anything at all.... Here are a few ideas I feel like I must do.

1. Button Art: I don't have any heirloom buttons that are family owned but I am sure I can find some at all the lovely Antique Stores here in the Bluegrass.
2. DIY Chevron Rug: I want to make this to go in the girls room when we move them in together.... And then maybe when we move to our forever home we can put it in the kitchen. I want mine in Navy or Black or maybe Tan...but not the caramely orange color in the blog.

Ok, so I am only coming across 2 things that I really want to do craft-wise right now, but I promise there are more.


Sunday, April 24, 2011

Our Easter -- 2011

For Easter this year we drove thru torrential downpours to get to the lake. I was hoping for a tan....but instead I just ate a lot and spent good time with my parents and grandparents.

After our time at the Lake we went to see Turkey at her mommy's house. Nora was pretty excited to find a tire swing there.

A fuzzy dog, Gracie.
And of course, her Sissy.