Monday, August 31, 2009

Sure don't take much...

To make me happy. This morning I found a version of the song Corinna that I have been looking for for a long time. My old roommate Megan and I used to listen to this over and over again in her black blazer. Especially when we went to parties or get togethers that we thought were lame-O we would get back in the blazer and sing that song at the top of our lungs and just laugh. Because a couple of "White Chicks" trying to sing a black soulful song is humorous.

So push play on the playlist and enjoy... I am going to be jamming out today while I do the mountain of dishes that seemed to appear overnight. I threw some other jammy tunes on there for your listening pleasure.

Ps. I am a project playlist junkie.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Yum Yum Yum

Can you tell that I am home by myself right now? Not that I don't make bagel goggles and take pictures of myself when Chuck is home (ok, yea I don't do that). Well Chuck if you were wondering how I entertained myself while you were at school... there ya go.

I just wanted ya'll to know that I have shaken the pregnancy nauseousness and it has been replaced with an incredible desire to eat lots of bagels with cream cheese.... Mmmmm Cream Cheese, you are so soft and delicious. I just want to eat cream cheese wantons... spread it all over crackers... eat it plain. Oh it doesn't even matter how you serve it... give me a cream cheese slip and slide in my front yard!!!

I feel like my old self again just with new and exciting food desires. LOL I have also been eating tater tots, RANCH dressing (which is VERY unlike me)... Gravy... oh baby. I can't help it, the baby wants it :) If you are my mother and suddenly concerned that I might not be getting proper nutrition please sit down and relax... I eat fruits and veggies too.

Feels great to be cooking and eating my normal horse sized portions... And to all the sick pregnant ladies in the world (especially you Toni) hang in there!!! You are my hero's.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Gettin a belly...

Sorry no picture, it is not big enough to document with a photo. I haven't had a belly since I was on my mission (too many desserts!!) This belly is much for fun because there is something incredible inside.... I can't stop looking at it and touching it. I wish my belly was see through so that I could witness what is going on in there. Actually that might be kind of nasty with my nausea... scratch the see through belly idea.

My baby is currently about the size of a strawberry, pretty remarkable that something so small can cause so many changes in the physical, mental, and emotional state a a person. Ahhhhh the miracle of birth. I am 8 weeks or so along, I have yet to go to the doctor, but am trying to pick one at the moment, anyone from the twin cities have any suggestions?

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Seinfeld - The Serenity Now

I am sure many of you have seen this classic Seinfeld episode before. It really reminds me of the lesson that I have learned this last week... namely that sometimes you just have to let your emotions out. Even if you are ticked, frustrated, sad... you get the point. I am learning to ride the pregnancy emotional swings instead of fighting them. I am told I will be a much happier and cheerful pregnant person in a few weeks. Till then... you will probably want to stay on my good side:)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Planet Pregnancy

I have embarked on a new journey... many have traveled this way before but for me it is extremely uncharted territory. With Chuck by my side we are setting off for the land of parenthood...

We are going to have a baby!!!!
And as such life as we have known it before this point shall never be the same. It has been an interesting experience thus far to say the least. Many of you may not be familiar with the process but in order to have a baby you have to enter a new world or dimension... it looks a lot like earth only with a few notable differences...
Everything stinks... and nothing tastes good.
I have found that on planet pregnancy nausea is a normal state of being, that oatmeal sometimes makes you cry, falling asleep at all hours of the day is required, and usually highlighted with crazy wacked-out dreams.
Ahhhh YES!! I am pregnant, and I guess I was a little fuzzy on the details before I got to this point. I love how happy everyone is for me... I keep trying to be really excited about it too. However I spend most of my day saying, "don't throw up... don't throw up... don't smell that... don't think about yogurt..."
I am trying to not dwell so much in my current state and to envision myself in nine months... when a smiling nurse walks over to Chuck and I and hands us our new little bundle of joy. Sounds like a beautiful little scene... but I really don't have a frame of reference for it. I just can't even really imagine what that will feel like. I hear from mothers all over that it is the most incredible experience...
But right now I am going to need someone to hold the baby of my dreams... I am not feeling so hot.
Five weeks down... I shall return to earth on March 29th or thereabouts. Wish me luck, maybe I'll send ya'll some postcards while I'm gone.
ps. Thanks Chuck... for EVERYTHING.