lady of leisure...

Today has been one of those days, those days that pop-up when you need them most, like little gifts. First off, the morning was relaxing, the puppy was sweet, and the ride in quick. Our internet and network were both down when we arrived... so after the word came in from our IT guy that it would be about four hours before it was fixed, Tally and I headed to her apartment where we changed into PJ pants, watched French Kiss (so cute), and ate baked ziti for lunch. All with my boss's blessing! We returned about 30 minutes before everything was back up and running... just in time to be sent back out on a office errand, which was fine with me since the breeze was so nice. Now its already 3 o'clock and I have enough work to last me through the day, then its Friday people!

Today was lovely.

Now I just have to find something to snack on since the meatball sub an intern just ate across from me made my tummy rumble and my mouth water. Off I go!


10 weeks, yay double digits!

Weekly Review

How far along? 10 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: According to a friend's scale, I'm breaking even.

Maternity clothes? Just bought two pairs of work pants, and think I'll start wearing them soon, since the bloat and nausea just make everything else uncomfortable.

Stretch marks? Nope.

Sleep: Ugh, still disturbed by pee breaks... and have been having some crazy ass dreams. But loving as much of it as I can get!

Best moment this week: Hitting the double digit weeks!

Movement: Not yet.

Food cravings: Ham is so so good to me right now.

Gender guess/Actual Gender: No idea.

Labor Signs: Nope.

Belly Button in or out? Innie!

What I miss: Feeling well. Feeling not nauseous... this morning was the worst morning yet.

What I am looking forward to: Second tri... telling everyone and hopefully losing the nausea!

Milestones: The embro stage is ending and the fetus stage is here! Woot!


where is the time going?

Lately I've just been amazed at how quickly time is flying by. Daisy is almost 9 months old and we've had her for almost 6 months. It's only 5 months until Christmas, less then 2 months until my unfullfilled due date, and just under 3 weeks until my birthday. Where is the time going?

I have so much stuff I'm looking forward to in the coming months (a wedding, Celtic Classic, holidays, etc)... and I just know its going to be here and gone before I can even believe it.

This weekend went quickly, but that's not surprising. They always do. Trav, Daisy, and I went up to my parents on Saturday since I had a hair appointment and we figured it would be a good excuse for us all to visit. Daisy once again had the best time running around with Lady, and was even better then the last time we were there. She's just such a great dog, and is really well mannered. She's doing great with down and come... so maybe its time for me to pick some new commands to teach her.

Sunday Trav was amazing and let me sleep in... while getting tons done himself. He weeded our horrendously overgrown front flowerbed, and trimmed all the stuff along the back of our yard. Once I was up, he then mowed the lawn. I met and walked with Ro, which was really nice, but otherwise we relaxed since it was so muggy and gross out.

This week is looking to be a hot muggy one, and while I knew it had to happen eventually (its almost August for pete's sake!), I'm still not looking forward to it. Guess I'll just have to think cool thoughts and rest in the fact that autumn is only about two months away!


cape cod 2009

Did I say I would be back on Tuesday? I meant to... but wow does the first week back from vacation get busy. Work is busy, and I've been trying to get my body back into the swing of 6.5 - 7.5 hours of sleep a night, when it had easily fallen into the 10 hours I was getting at the Cape.

But! Here I am, with pictures and a recap.
First off, the drive up there... Daisy was an angel. We weren't sure how she was going to handle it seeing as this would be her longest drive by (what turned out to be) a good 6 hours! She was great though... she settled in quickly, and other then the stops we made (about every two hours so she could pee and we could get her some water), she basically snoozed on my legs for most of the way up. We didn't arrive until late, so I was in bed pretty quickly after our arrival... but we were there and that was all that mattered.

I'm not going to go day-by-day, but I will say that the first Saturday I didn't even take my PJs off. :-) Throughout the week we managed to keep it leisurely, but still do everything we wanted to do on our vacation. We ate at Baxter's (best clam chowder ever) twice, had our lobster dinner, went to a summer league baseball game, walked in Hyannis, went to the penny candy store, boated, Trav swam almost daily, and I read a crapload. We also went to the Cape Cod potato chip factory, ate out with the whole fam, and went to see the Harry Potter movie (woot!)! Daisy got tons of attention from everyone, multiple walks a day, and spent the majority of her time outside. She also got to go swimming for the first time, and loved it. She ended up swimming with Trav almost everyday... and that brings me to just a few of my pictures:

It took some work, but we got her comfortable enough to jump off the dock!

Our little water-baby:

Swimming is hard work... so afterwards we liked to lie in the sun and snooze:

Lobster dinner night! Meeting a new creature for the first time.

She wasn't so sure about it.

We also walked along the ocean at sunset.

Just a pretty pic Trav took of their dock and little sailboat.

It's always sad to come home, but the trip itself was fine. Daisy was a rock-star again, and I can't even tell you how lucky I feel to have such a great dog.

And now we're back into the swing of things!

Hopefully Trav's parents will send us some pictures in the next few days... they took some of Trav in the sailboat and me in the kayak that I'd love to share if they turned out.

But for now... I'm getting back to work!


9 weeks

Weekly Review

How far along? 9 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: None that I know of... but with all the eating I've been doing, I would not be surprised by a gain!

Maternity clothes? Not yet, but I'm already looking forward to breaking out the maternity jeans.

Stretch marks? Nope.

Sleep: Broken up by pee breaks. Two a night at the moment... grrr.

Best moment this week: Hmm... probably just hitting 9 weeks. I can't believe I'm here already!

Movement: Our baby is doing it! Though I won't be able to feel it for many weeks yet.

Food cravings: Creamy, cheesy, carbs. Aka pretty much what I wanted pre-pregnancy!

Gender guess/Actual Gender: For the first time I'm feeling distictly warm and fuzzy specificially at the thought of a girl! We'll see.

Labor Signs: Nope.

Belly Button in or out? Innie!

What I miss: Waking up and not feeling sick. And hard cider.

What I am looking forward to: 3 weeks until our next ultrasound, next appointment, and 4 until I'm in the second trimester!!

Weekly Wisdom: Do I have any? I'm just trying to relax and take this all day-by-day. The morning sickness will end eventually, and I'm sure this pregnancy will pass quicker then I can imagine, so I'm going to try to enjoy it!

Milestones: Our baby is actually starting to resemble a baby now! :-)


we're back!

We're home... and while its always great to be home (I loved sleeping in my own bed last night, being able to easily find my way to the bathroom without opening my eyes, lol), I wish I were still on the Cape! I miss the perfect weather (sunny, cool, lovely in the 70s), being able to sleep until 9 every day (thanks to my incredible husband, I got around 10 hr every night!), relaxing and reading the days away (including magazines, I read just under 3,000 pages this past week), not to mention a dozen other fun activities. It was so great there, and Daisy loved it just as much as we did. Plus, I feel better then I have in weeks... I think I had quite a bit of sleep to catch up on.

It was hard to come back to work today... but we all sacked out at 9 last night, which made it a little easier!!

I'll write more tomorrow... but for now, I have a lot of catching up to do at work... plus I'm going to run out to the store and pick up lunch stuffs for here at work. So tonight I'll download some pictures, and tomorrow I'll give you a real recap.


weekly review - vacation addition

Weekly Review - from Cape Cod!

How far along? 8 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: None, so far as I know.

Maternity clothes? Nope... though jeans are a lot less comfortable now then they used to be.

Stretch marks? Nope.

Sleep: Better this week then in a long time. Can't get enough of it.

Best moment this week: Telling Trav's parents, brother, and sister-in-law.

Movement: Not yet.

Food cravings: Varies greatly... each meal it seems like there is only one thing in the entire world that I want, but the next meal I'll want something completely different.

Gender guess/Actual Gender: Guessing Boy

Labor Signs: Nope.

Belly Button in or out? Innie!

What I miss: Frozen, fruity drinks.

What I am looking forward to: Our next ultrasound already... 4 weeks to go.

Weekly Wisdom: Apparently the cure to my morning sickness is sleeping about 10 - 11 hours a night and eating all the time. When we get back from vacation I'm going to have to bring a full shopping bag full of stuff into work.

Milestones: Though I can't feel it yet, our baby is starting to move this week!!


two second post

Just popping in to say that we are having the best time here. The weather is lovely, and Daisy is a rock star! She's so well behaved and is having the time of her life. We don't ever want to come home!

More later. Bye!


update on symptoms

The thursday before we left was the absolute worst. I don't know if it was a combination of not enough sleep plus normal morning sickness, or maybe I ate something that really didn't agree with me, or just let my normal morning sickness get away with me by not eating enough in a proper time... but whatever it was, I felt horrible! I ended up puking around 2ish... after which I decided to head home. I lay down for a bit when I got home and worked on getting something into my stomach, even if it was just water and milk. But I did have to get up to drive over to Willy's and pick up Travis. I got some french fries while we were over there, since it was just about the only thing that sounded remotely appealing.

Fast forward to later that night, when I was still feeling horrible. I decided to go to bed at 9... but no sooner then I got upstairs did I feel the need to throw up again. Yuck. I went from not getting pukey sick even once, to twice in one day. After that I did go to bed, where I slept like I was dead. The next day I didn't feel perfect, but I did feel much better then Thursday. We drove up to the Cape that night, so it was a long day of trying to keep my stomach full enough, but without over filling it.

But since our arrival at the Cape?! A complete 180! I've felt great. A few moments of nausea here or there... a bit when I first wake up (before I have food in my tummy)... but otherwise, I've felt great. Apparently sleeping all I want and eating whatever I want, whenever I want is the solution to my morning sickness! :-) Not that I'm surprised or complaining.

So that's where we stand. Haven't told his parents yet, though there is plenty of time for that and I don't think that he's in a rush. We're just loving our time here.

Okay, off I go!


leaving on a jet plane

... don't know when I'll be back again...
Well, that's not true, we're leaving in a car. And we'll be back next Sunday, the 19th. But we are leaving!! And in 12 hours we will be sleeping soundly in our bed at the Cape. I'm so excited.

Yesterday was rough, my lack of sleep caught up to me, as did something else I'm sure (there are a few things going around my office at the moment) and I ended up leaving work early just feeling horrible. I ended up puking twice, and just feeling deathly all evening, but we did the car stuff and got all the packing done, and I headed to bed at 9. I slept great and feel so so much better this morning.

So this is the last you'll hear from me, probably until the 20th! I might get a chance to pop on the internet once or twice, but that will just be to check my email. Until then, au revoire, and picture me lounging on a hamock by a lake!



The past few days have been tiring... to say the least. Putting work aside (which has also been stressful), we're attempting to get Daisy ready for our trip by having her sleep in her travel crate in our room. That way she's used to the noises we make at night, and used to sleeping in a different place then her normal crate.

Well, this all seems simple enough, but was complicated by the fact that we started this process over the past weekend with her spending the night in her travel crate downstairs, next to her regular crate. Except (we're guessing on this a little, but it seems the most logical conclusion) she rearranged herself at some point during the night, flopping over in her normal fashion, and knocking her travel crate on its side... which caused her to bolt in surprise, and launch herself right through the mesh panel on the front of the crate.

Trav was able to do a quick fix, but now we're all paranoid she's going to get curious about the patching and pull it open. So all night we're both in this state of half-sleep, ready to tell her "no" if we hear her playing/licking/chewing it. Which means that I'm exhausted and more ready for vacation then ever.

Packing is mostly ready, all laid out, just has to actually be put into the suitcase. Tonight we're dropping Trav's car off at Willy's. Tomorrow Trav will drive my car to work for a half day, pick Daisy up at home and head to Willy's, where I'll meet all three of them after work. We'll leave straight from there.

Today, a much more fun pre-vacation errand... I'm getting my toenail polish changed.

It will all be worth it when we're relaxing at the Cape, but getting there is always the interesting part!

labeled ultrasound pic

For those of you who haven't seen a 7w ultrasound before, it can be hard to read one... so here are some labels:
Yay for our gummi baby!!!


houston, we have a heartbeat!!

Weekly Review

How far along? 7 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: nothing so far, i think

Maternity clothes? nope

Stretch marks? nope

Sleep: getting up once a night to pee, sometimes twice... but otherwise, still sleeping well

Best moment this week: our ultrasound!! seeing our little baby and its perfect little heartbeat (140 bpm)

Movement: not yet

Food cravings: no... but still having plenty of aversions. not a lot that makes me happy to eat at the moment.

Gender guess/Actual Gender: still guessing Boy...

Labor Signs: lol, no!

Belly Button in or out? Innie!

What I miss: being able to eat normally, not feeling nauseous all morning

What I am looking forward to: telling the in-laws this coming week!!

Weekly Wisdom: Let go and let God... there is so much about pregnancy that you can't control, so you just have to let go or you'll drive yourself crazy.

Milestones: First ultrasound with this babe! And the first time we ever got to see a heartbeat on one!


Ultrasound tonight. I'm nervous, I won't lie... but feeling better then I did just a few days ago.

My fingers are crossed and my friends are praying. Hopefully I'll have a pretty picture for you tomorrow!

7w, 1d


great weekend, ready for vacation

Coming to work is harder after a long weekend, especially when you know that vacation is right around the corner. The weekend was good though, super relaxing for me (Trav actually did a lot of manual labor, helping Pat stain their deck)... and we had a very nice fourth. We have so much food in our fridge now, which we need to eat our way through by Friday. Looks like we won't have to do much cooking this week.

I didn't take any pictures over the weekend, and I'm too tired today to come up with anything fun to write about... so I guess that's that!


I feel so yucky all the time right now. This "morning" sickness is kicking my ass. I really need to get some more in my belly, but the act of eating is so hard for me at the moment.

It will all be worth it though come Wednesday... our first ultrasound. All I want to see is an appropriately sized baby with a strong heartbeat. Please God, let this be our baby that we get to take home!



Had some spotting this morning. Not a lot, it was just when I wiped, but it was there... very real. My first appointment is today anyway, so the midwife told me to hang tight and they'll see me then. Intellectually I know that brownish spotting is much less to worry about then red (and mine was brownish). I know that there are plenty of reasons that women spot in the first trimester, and that most of them go on to have healthy babies. I know that I'm not having any of the other warning signs (back pains, cramps, etc) and that I didn't even bleed during my first pregnancy, so its not like I'm having flashbacks to that.
I know all these things...

But I am still scared.

I'm also pissed. After what we went through the first time, why can't I just have a relaxing pregnancy?!

Please Lord, please protect this baby.

6 w, 2 d


dear ladies of the 6th floor,

Clearly you have very. important. things. to discuss.
So important that you can't wait to have your conversation somewhere more appropriate than the woman's 6th floor bathroom. Now while you may not see a problem with having a full-fledged discussion through stall walls, while one of you relieves herself, it is a little weird for the rest of us on the floor who also need to use this bathroom. Also weird when you start talking a little louder to talk over the sound of me urinating. My apologies for clearly interrupting you.
Perhaps in the future, you could halt your discussion for the three minutes it takes me in the bathroom, then continue talking about very. important. things. when I'm gone.

Thanks and happy urinating,