Sunday, November 22, 2009

Top 10 Things I Am Thankful For....

Ok, there has been a trend on Facebook where for the week before Thanksgiving, people write what they are thankful for everyday. So I decided to just make a Top 10 list right here since the next week is gonna be crazy! Not in order of importance, here goes:

1. My family
2. My friends
3. My job and work friends
4. God and his son Jesus
5. My health- I've had ups and downs, but it's nothing compared to others
6. My car
7. My cats- crazy as they are, they are so sweet and love to cuddle
8. Electronics- yeah I think everyone knows how much I love my computer and cell phone...
9. Great cooks- I am not one, so I am very thankful for those who know how to cook out there!
10. Comedy- cause laughter is truly the best medicine

There are many more things I am thankful for, but didn't want to write a novel! I hope you all have a truly wonderful Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 13, 2009

And you would be??

I don't know if I still have any followers and if I do, I would be shocked! I am so sorry for my absence, but as many of you know, life with a preschooler is anything but dull! The last month has been crazy! So many things at school to get ready for and then there was Halloween, which I swear Makayla thinks is the greatest day EVER. She is STILL talking about it and saying,"Well I'm gonna be Snow White tomorrow for Halloween." Even though we have told her otherwise, there is no convincing her. She did go as Belle this year and was the prettiest princess we've ever seen! We went over to my parents neighborhood, (also known as the "good candy" area), and went down just a couple of streets. Being pregnant, I really wasn't up for walking for hours on end and we didn't want that much candy in our house as well! Makayla has also decided that lollipops are her favorite candy, which is funny since we never give her candy! She really has only had M&M's and Reese's, so I'm glad she picked something other than chocolate as her favorite! Hahaha!
Other than that, we have been good. Jackson has been kicking like CRAZY! Just last week, Phil got to feel him for the first time. It was so exciting and just amazing at the same time. It's one thing to test positive and know in your heart that there is a baby in you, but it is another to actually feel them move! It's hard to explain, but it just makes everything more real. That baby IS a person inside you. It is just mind-blowing to know that in a few short months, we will have another person in our home. We will have children, not just a child. No more family of three, no more having just "girly" toys. It really hit home when Phil and I were driving and saw a father throwing a football with his son, well as you can imagine, the pregnancy hormones went into overdrive and I just starting crying! I said to Phil, "Oh, that will be you and Jackson one day!" Yeah, I did get the crazy look from Phil, but he has been through this with me before so he wasn't surprised at least.
Besides the occasional emotional meltdown, the pregnancy has been good for the last month or two! I haven't been sick or had any cravings thank goodness. I have had some "growing pains" as the Dr's call them where my sides or tummy will feel sore and achy, but it hasn't been too bad. Jackson is however, pressing on a nerve in my back that is causing me a lot of numbness and pain in my right upper thigh. Some days it feels like a million needles being jabbed in that area and will even wake me from a deep sleep. I may go see a Chiropractor soon to hopefully readjust things and make it a little more bearable. I don't know how much it will help though since Jackson is apparently practicing to be a gymnast in my belly. I feel him move ALL THE TIME! Every hour I feel some sort of movement, some may be more subtle, but other times for a good 30 minutes straight, he will kick and punch and Lord knows what else in there! It feels like he's doing forward rolls sometimes!! Haha! Then suddenly it will stop and I guess he wears himself out and sleeps, but I know that he will start up again soon, so it's kinda funny. He already has this little personality and shows me what he doesn't like and that is when I lay on my right side. Every night, I usually lay down on that side and almost immediately he starts kicking me and letting me know that he does NOT like that position. When I roll over, he stops the kicking usually and just chills. Little stinker! Not even born and already causing trouble! Lol!!
I have my next Dr.'s appointment the day before Thanksgiving and I am anxious to see how much he's grown. At my last appointment, I had only gained 2lbs and that was after not gaining anything for 2 months! I certainly feel huge and really I am not even showing too much. I mean, you can definitely see a bump, but right now I can't imagine getting bigger and I know I am not any where near what I am gonna be!! Yikes! Oh well, all for the sake of the baby right?!
Well, I feel like I have written a novel! I hope this makes up for my desertion! I promise to be better and you know I will be writing and posting tons of pics once Jackson makes his debut! Thanks for hanging in there with me!