Tuesday, December 29, 2009


This is a black lab we had for a short time. We got him from a breeder just outside of El Paso. He was a great puppy. We went to Wal-mart for milk and left him out the day after Christmas. He chewed on the Christmas tree skirt and choked on the string when we walked in. He died Dec 26, 2009.

"Does this Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat?" review

This is my first book review! I was wayyy excited to be asked to do this cuz Hey, I'm prego and it's a free book.

The book is "Does this Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat?" The essential guide to loving your body before and after baby. It's by Claire Mysko and Magali Amadei.

I enjoyed this book. I'm not one to worry about my self image. In fact, I have to be told to go get my eyebrows done. When I wear makeup, my hubby knows it's a big deal. That being said, this book had some great points in it.

As you guys know, I have a tough time getting pregnant. Then once I do, I throw up everything and anything for the whole pregnancy. With Bee, I lost 35 lbs at the lowest. With this one, it's looking like 45 lbs is the lowest. Now mind you, I gain it back.

So I don't go through the normal process of the pregnancies. I would give my left leg, right around week 15, to have to worry about a baby bump. That would mean I was keeping food down!

So for me, it isn't about numbers. I don't watch the scale every week at the doctor's office, cuz I know it's lighter than when I started. (My doc last week told me I needed to gain back all my weight. That's 30 lbs in 10 weeks...can I do it? I'm sure going to try!! but to me it's not about the numbers.) I don't care, seriously, what I weigh when I have this baby. I know, it's probably because I loose it all in the beginning. If I didn't loose 45 lbs I would be worried about the 15 lbs I've gained. Would I stop eating?? Absolutely not. I enjoy food too much!

That's one thing I really, really liked about this book. They want you to throw out your scales. Turn around when you are weighed at the doctor's office. Tell your doctor to not discuss the number, unless it directly affects you or baby. It should be about you and baby's health. Healthy babies aren't a number. Healthy babies are hearing the heartbeat and feeling the kicks and measuring the size with your date. NOT 159 lbs. or 230 lbs. If you are eating healthy, then it won't matter what they scale says.

Another thing they talk about in the book that I really liked was sex. No one talks about it. Well, at least they didn't with me. Being prego TOTALLY changes things. Not only do you have this bump 2/3's of a year that you have to get around, there are some other MAJOR stuff going on. Like that hubby's might find it gross to be that close to baby. Or that your hormones are so freaking crazy that sex is the last thing on your mind. It ranks right up there with getting a bikini wax after labor. NOT HAPPENING! I liked that they addressed both sides of the common issues. I know there are some days along the way that Chris is the sexiest thing to walk the planet. Other days, I'm more worried about my toenail paint job. It's not the same everyday, for every pregnancy either.

My favorite part in the whole book is the WTF(reak) files. They share stories of what people say when they are pregnant or new moms. I can totally relate to most of them. There's a section on how to deal with stupid co-workers, family, friends, and even hubby. Sometimes people don't think before they talk. This section is how to deal with those stupid comments.

My favorite stupid comment from my life is from when I was just married. I was standing in line for the picture place and there was a brand new baby in front of me, with her mom. She was dressed in this beautiful blue dress with the ruffle panties and curls and bows in her hair. Just so stinking cute. Mom matched but didn't, you know the look.
Anyway this other lady, about 40 walks in behind us. She sees the baby and says, "How old is he?"
Both mom and I turn and look at the lady.
Polietly the mom says, "SHE is 3 weeks old."
The lady gasps, "You can't put a girl in blue. You will confuse her. She's going to like women!!!"
I turn around and just stare at the mom. What in the world is she going to do, or say to that? I mean, REALLY??!
The mom, who has WAYYY more class than I ever would, says, "Well I think she looks beautiful and I will love her no matter what she decides to do with HER life. Thank you."
The lady walked out of the store and it was the Mom's turn before I could say anything. But seriously, how great did she handle that? It's stuck with me all this time. People may say stupid things but you don't have to steep to their level to make a statement. This mom really impressed me.

What are some of your WTF(reak) moments???

I'll put your entry in a hat and the winner gets the book! (I wanna hear your stories, even if you aren't prego!)

Come on, SHARE!!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

My Wonderful SSS partner!!

These are my presents from my Secret Santa!! I played with 104 other people from Georgie's place! You guys should play next year! It's really fun. Thanks Georgie and Amy!!

Dear SSS partner,
When it comes to fabric, any colors go! I LOVE love LOVE my gifts. Really, you can't go wrong with fabric and candy and magazines, in this house!!!
Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know me! I love everything!!!
Thank you!!!

So my SSS is from North Dakota and that's all I know! I haven't been searching hard but now I will with Christmas tomorrow.

So this is the letter I got.

Great necklace! I don't know if my SSS made it or not but it's really awesome!

I don't know how to turn these photos so turn your head! :)

Thanks to everyone that played!

I hope you guys have a wonderful Christmas. We are eating dinner tonight and opening presents in the morning. Then off to the airport to drop Mom off.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Friday Fill-in

1. No, we will NOT be sending presents to everyone this year. We are poor. Welcome to the club.
2. My family used to put puzzles together at the old kitchen table.
3. I watched the steam rising from the hot cup of coffee (or tea) and thought: "Why is there coffee in my hot chocolate!!?"
4. This baby is going to be okay.
5. I'll take all kinds of meds and IV's for this little guy, just to be safe and healthy.
6. People need to be nice on the computer/blog/FB world. Just because you can hide behind your computer screen, doesn't make you a nice person. You answer to your own conscience at night. If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all. It's a good rule, at least from my point of view.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to watching some of the shows I recorded this week, tomorrow my plans include picking up my Mom from the airport and having birthday dinner with my familia! and Sunday, I want to just relax with my family!

I had my blood drawn Tuesday, almost a week after the IVIG, and have 79K platelets! This is a good thing. They want to keep them above 30K. I go in next week for another blood draw to see where they are then.

I'm having issues with not getting all my emails to my blackberry...does anyone know how to fix that??

I got Chris' his Christmas present last weekend and he already guessed it. Next year, no presents OR I'm just not buying them until Christmas eve. Every year we have been married, he has guessed his Christmas presents. Even a stinking harmonica, last year!!! I've tried the big box with rocks, weights and other things, with a small present. He still guesses.

Bee is cutting his molars and is ONERY!!! I might sell him for cheap. I feel bad for the little guy. It's gotta hurt. But his mom just can't take the whining!! Hopefully this week goes by fast.

Wednesday was my birthday. It was a good one. I went to our friend's house for Little Casaer's pizza and ice cream cake at dinner time. Chris got me a beautiful jewerly box. I'll try to put up pictures. Christi and George got me scrapbooking stuff and so many other things...I was spoiled. Marianne and Missy sent me a stocking with cookies and chocolate in it...so fun! And it's not over yet. Chris, Bee, my Mom and I are going out to dinner in El Paso, Saturday.
Any ideas for good food?? I don't do seafood.

Monday, December 14, 2009

small one

Just a small update of around here:
1.I'm typing this with my finger cuz our internet is down. So filling you in on my BlackBerry.
2. I'm 27 weeks along with this little monkey. I don't know why but that seems so much further than 26. We have a two names but we aren't telling until we see him.
3. I finally got an IVIG infusion in the 9th. It took 6 days to get it approved by the insurance. I have a new found hate for tricare. Its a love hate relationship.
4. Chris totally scored for his birthday and got an xbox elite. Waders and boots. He's a happy camper. We went out the night before his bday with George, Christi and Josh at chilis. The food wasn't too good but we had fun. And Bee was actually great!
5. I'm filling out paperwork to go to school to be a transcriptionist.
6. My mom comes on Saturday. It will be nice to have company at night while Chris is at work.
7. I'm working in sending out Christmas cards. Part of my list!
I think that's it. Ill update more soon!