Thursday, October 28, 2010

Go Hogs, Beat the Bears

This post is almost a week late and I hardly have any pictures to share BUT I thought I'd share what I do have. Last weekend Josh and I along with my dad headed out of town for the Arkansas-Ole Miss game. I had told Josh earlier in the day that after the game on Saturday I wanted to stop at Dixie Cafe (I really wanted Cracker Barrel but Josh doesn't really like it for lunch or dinner) so I could get some home cookin'. I actually have been craving Thanksgiving dinner. Lucky for us when we were discussing options for dinner while on the road my dad suggests Dixie Cafe. Absolutely. I was thrilled with excitement. I was even more excited when I found out I could get this...

...Thanksgiving dinner. Yum! My craving was satisfied for sure. That's one thing about this pregnancy. Once I eat something I crave I usually don't need it again. Except maybe fried potatoes. I can see myself needing those again. Anyway...dinner was great then we were off to my sister's house to spend the night.
The next morning we all woke up bright and early. My mom went and got us donuts, she's a little love, and we ate breakfast then headed up the hill to the game.
The men were in the front which was fine with me. The weather most of the day was perfect. It was cool but not cold the warm but not hot. We all knew that would change be we enjoyed it for a while. The game itself had its highs and lows. We started out great, like usual, then we lost it a little, like usual. Lucky for us the Bears, I mean Rebels, whoever they are, didn't gain too much momentum while we were down and out. The end result was a Hog win by 2 touchdowns. It should have been at least 3 but it's a win so we'll take it. I should add here that Josh and I did not stay for the entire game. Once they came on the loud speaker and told us the "hail" would be arriving in about 10 minutes I told him it was time to leave. He was a little disappointed but he didn't put up a fight. Once we left the stadium they decided to clear it anyway so it worked out well. We had a little bit of a walk back to the car so I knew we needed to get started. God was good though because the SECOND and I mean second we got in the car the sky opened up. We had to walk in some rain but it wasn't bad. I'm so thankful we made it before it got crazy. It was slick on the walk back and I was scared to death of falling. We made it though and luckily the weather delay was long enough that we made it back to my sister's house to finish the game (with another weather delay too).

Here I am after I just shut the door. I didn't even bother taking off my poncho.

After the game was over Josh and I headed back towards Little Rock in this. It was kind of nasty at first. It ended up clearing off some which was nice. We stopped in Conway to meet some friends for dinner and I TOTALLY FORGOT TO TAKE A PICTURE. What a bad blogger. I wish I would have because we don't get to see them very often and they have cute kids. Oh well. I will next time.
We ended up have a great rest of the weekend. We went to Panera on Sunday before church, I worked in the nursery, took a 2 hour nap, and later that evening heavy storms and tornadoes caused a power outage and we didn't end up having night church. All in all a great weekend!!!
P.S. This has nothing to do with my post but I wanted to share how excited I am that my friend Kelly is having another GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait for sweet Hollis to get here! Thank you Lord for a healthy baby girl!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fried Potatoes

Well for those of you who read my previous post you know that one of the foods I've been craving recently is fried potatoes. I have REALLY been wanting them. Wouldn't you know my sweet mother called me Monday afternoon and asked if Josh and I had plans for dinner. Luckily we didn't. She then went on to tell me she was going to "fry some potatoes" and my heart skipped a beat. She made several other yummy things as well. And she's even sweeter because she had a pan of them for us to eat for dinner and then a big bowl for me to take home. She's a keeper!

Here they are in all their glory! Potatoes, onions, and grease. Delicious. Yes, I should probably choose healthier things for the baby but I assure you the baby did a happy dance when I ate these. And I didn't eat all of them. My mom made me share with Josh or she threatened to split them up into two bowls. He's her favorite. Seriously. Anyway, thanks mom for the potatoes! I'll let you know when my next craving hits!

Monday, October 25, 2010

15 Weeks

I don't plan on doing weekly pregnancy pictures with all the same stats. But I do want to post a few from time to time to to remember the process. Although I'm not sure I'll ever forget it. :)

Here I am at 15 weeks. The baby is the size of an avocado or about 4-5 inches.

  • This picture was taken before heading the Arkansas-Ole Miss game. I had just read that the baby can now hear my voice. What better way to break in the baby's ears than with some loud cheering for my favorite team?!?
  • Unfortunately I am still sick. I have to take a zofran every day. I stopped taking phenegran at night, although sometimes I need it, just to help "other systems" from having more problems than they already have.
  • In the last couple of weeks my gag reflex has kicked in big time. At the end of brushing my teeth, I gag. If I put anything in my mouth (pen, retainers, water bottles, etc) for any length of time, I gag. If I see something that makes me think of something gross, I gag. And of course if I smell something bad, I gag. It's really annoying because I do it at inappropriate times. It's real attractive.
  • I thought that after the first trimester you weren't supposed to get up in the middle of the night as often to go to the bathroom. Well apparently my bladder didn't get the memo. I still get up at least 2, usually 4 times a night. Makes for some nice sleep.
  • Chick-fil-A is still not on any of my menus. The thought of it makes me want to vomit. And that makes me want to cry. I miss it so much.
  • Luckily I DO NOT have an aversion to asiago cheese bagels from Panera. In fact I'm ashamed to admit I've eaten one 5 mornings out of the last 8.
  • Sweetarts are my lifeline. They really help the nausea. Thank you, Lord, for sweetarts!
  • I plan to buy a couple of exercise DVDs for pregnant women because I'm in desperate need of some exercising. Two words, back fat. GROSS!! I am interested in the Denise Austin one because it is made up of 20 minute workouts which seems to be more feasible right now. Do any of you have any suggestions?
  • I would really like some homemade chocolate chip cookies, some homemade fried potatoes, and some fried rice right now. I just can't get anyone to make them for me!
  • We have our 16 week appointment next week and a Baby Views appointment to try and determine the sex of the baby. I'm so excited but I'm very nervous. I just want a healthy baby. Fear is trying hard to take root in my heart right now but I'm praying against it.
  • Although there are lots of things that are crazy and unpleasant about being pregnant, I'm beyond thankful to endure all of it!! I'm blessed. And I pray that all of my friends, both in real life and on the blogs (and twitter) who long to be pregnant that God will give you the desires of your heart.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies

Today a lady I work with (Sheila, who I'm trying to convince to start a blog) brought some yummy treats to help us celebrate a birthday in our office. She's told me about them before but I wasn't expecting them to be soooooooooooooo gooooooooooood!!

It's basically two red velvet cookies with homemade cream cheese icing in the middle. What in the world? It's a glorified double doozie. I inhaled this thing before there was even time to think about all the bad things I was eating.
See...I told you. It's all gone.
I asked her if they were easy and she said, "YES!" The hardest part, according to her, was the dough was really thick. That's when a nice stand-up mixer comes in handy. I asked her for the recipe so I could share them with you. I'm not sure where she got it and neither is she. So please don't think I'm stealing it. If I knew the source I'd give the source credit.
Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies
  • Red Velvet Cake Mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 lb powdered sugar
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 8 oz cream cheese

    Mix the cake mix, eggs, and 1 stick of butter together. Spoon onto a cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.

For the icing, mix the powdered sugar, cream cheese, and other stick of butter together.

After the cookies have cooled spoon icing in between two cookies. ENJOY!

How easy was that?? And so yummy. You could make them big or small. They'd be perfect for the holidays or perhaps a Razorback football tailgate. Whatever. If you decide to try them let me know what you think. I should warn you they are rich and not for the faint of heart. If you're not serious about desserts I suggest you leave these to the professionals.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Cover It Up

Anyone who knows me knows that I like to buy things cheap. I used to not be this way. I used to think I had to have the best brand of everything. That quickly changed once I got a job and had to spend my own money. I soon realized that there are some things you can spend way less on and still get a good product. Makeup for me is one example. When I first started wearing makeup I used Clinique. I felt really cool that I had nice makeup. Then I transitioned into some other expensive brand because I liked the powder foundation. Next, of course, I tried Bare Minerals like the rest of the world. I really liked it I just didn't like buying it. Eventually I gave up and went to Walmart. Let me just tell you that there are several lines of great makeup at Walmart that are just good as the name brand items. The only problem with Walmart is that there isn't somewhere there to tell you what you need to put on and where. That really wasn't a big deal to me because I just figured it out as I went.

Once the time came for me to get married I REALLY wanted some nice makeup that I knew would look good and would last all day. And of course I wanted it to look great for pictures. So a few weeks before my bridal portraits I went to Glo in Fayetteville. My friend Elizabeth owns it and I knew she wouldn't let me wear anything ridiculous on my wedding day. She ended up setting me up with all things Laura Mercier. After all it was for my wedding so why not splurge?! And my sweet parents were paying for it. Anyway, I loved all the makeup and the look. It wore great and lasted forever. Once things started to run out I had a decision to make. Was I going to spend all of the money in my cosmetic envelope (Thank you, Dave Ramsey) and replenish it or was I going to go back to Walmart?! Well, I compromised. There are a few things I had such as powder foundation and blush that I liked just as well as my Walmart items. There were a couple things however that I couldn't live without.

I've ALWAYS had a hard time finding concealer I like. It would either not cover anything or cake under my eye. I use it for my dark circles (and now for the dark spot above my lips brought on my hormones. I affectionately refer to it as my 'stache). After I used the concealer from Laura Mercier I was hooked. There was no way, if I could help it, I would ever leave it.

This stuff is wonderful. It's really light and goes on super smooth. I feel like it covers everything I need it to without having to put a bunch on. And the color is perfect. If I'm tan or not tan it still seems to match. My only complaint is that it's a little "wet" after you put it on. Fortunately my next favorite product is a the cure for it.

This is the brigthening powder. I love this stuff too. I put it on over my concealer and it instantly make my eyes look refreshed. And even when I use the concealer for my 'stache I used this as well. It helps to set it but it also makes it look natural and not like I was "trying" to cover something up.

Seriously, these are the only two splurge makeup items I use at the moment. Everything is either something already in my drawer (a free gift usually) or something I have bought at Walmart or another drug store. Every paycheck I put a little money in my cosmetic envelope so that I can buy these things guilt free. If you're looking for a concealer I highly recommend you trying this one. It's the best one I've ever used and trust me I've used a lot! And no, no one is paying me to say all of this. And I didn't get any of these products for free (however that'd be great) but I just love them so much I wanted to share.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Weekend Fun

Since my parents were out of town for Josh's birthday on Friday they took us to dinner to celebrate it. Josh loves Gaucho's so that's where we went. It was sooooo good! Oh my word. But I ate way too much food!

Here we are....stuffed!!
After dinner we went to Mardel's. Josh wanted to look at books so I got a book of my own and had a seat in the comfy chair.

We already have our names picked out but I wanted to look through the book just in case I changed my mind. Nope. I like what we have so looks like we're going with them.
Saturday morning Josh took our youth on an outing but he let me skip out on it. They were going hiking and he was concerned I might fall. :) So I spent the day with my parents. First we went and got my mom a new phone. Then we headed to Hot Springs to look at a fabric store.

They had some really cute fabric. I took several swatches and lots of pictures. I found some other fabric I like today online so I'm not sure what I'll go with. I still have time to decide but it's nice to know what's out there.

Here's mom trying to figure out how to turn up the volume on her phone. She's a work in progress.
After a few more errands we went back to their house to watch the game. Dad watched it upstairs in "the hole" and I watched it downstairs.

Go Hogs Go! Unfortunately the game didn't go as I planned. I got a little (ok a lot) fired up about it. I just love the Hogs and really want them to do well. I'm going to try to settle down a bit. After's just a game. YEAH RIGHT!!! I ate a lot of these during the game because of all the nervous energy...

...I think they just fired me up even more. I'm really sad about the outcome but what do you do?? You move on, that's what. And what better way to move on than to make cookies.

Pumpkin Spice cookies with cream cheese icing. YUM!!

I was too full to try one that night so I waited until Sunday morning, when I woke up. :) They were soooooo good! To be a store bought mix I was really pleased. I'll be making them again. Maybe for Thanksgiving.
We had a great weekend. Unfortunately our apartment looks like a tornado came through it since we weren't there at all to tend to it. I'll be doing some tending to tonight!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Remembering Reese

August 13, 2009 Reese Catherine Rowe went to be with Jesus. I remember the day she was born and the day she went to Heaven just like it was yesterday. It was such a surreal time and I hope I never forget it. Reese will always be very special to me. Her amazing momma and one of my best friends, Katie, wanted to help us all honor her today. Today, October 15 is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. And to celebrate Reese, Katie, had t-shirts made for us to wear.

Here I am wearing mine. I'm so honored to be able to wear one of these to celebrate Reese's life.

Here's the front

Here's the back
I think about Reese all the time. And just so I never forget how special her little life was I keep her pictures on my bulletin board so I can see them every day.

(Sorry for the picture quality) I know it's important to Katie that we never forget her and I assure you I will not. I cannot. Through the past year the Lord has brought some healing to Katie and Jason through the new life of sweet Colson. And because I always want to remember God's faithfulness, I keep his pictures close too.

God is good. All the time. Even when we can't see His goodness. Thank you, Lord, for Colson.
And another way I want to honor Reese is this...I took my first baby bump picture in her t-shirt. I hadn't take one yet and when I realized I'd have a special occasion to take one I decided to wait. So here's my first official pregnancy picture.

I will be 14 weeks tomorrow
I should also mention that October 15 also happens to be Katie's birthday. So, Happy Birthday Friend. I'm so thankful to be able to remember Reese with you today. Love you.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Quiet Time

Let me be real for a second, I struggle with having a consistent quiet time. I know, I know, its bad. I have so many friends that it comes so naturally for. They can sit down in the word, get focused, and hear an amazing word from the Lord. I know God is ABLE to do that with me but more often than not I hold Him up. The truth is I "think" I do better with a quiet time if I have a Bible study book or a guide to keep me focused. I can think back to the times I've had the most spiritual growth and it's been when I've been in women's bible studies at church. I do much better with accountability!! When I was in Fayetteville my church had a women's bible study going on all the time and I loved it. I didn't have to be anywhere else so I could always go. Since I've gotten married and moved things have changed. Although my church has always offered bible studies I usually had another committment with the youth and coudn't attend. At first it wasn't a big deal but then I started getting depressed about it. I needed and wanted a women's bible study. Thank goodness God knows what we need!!! Last year a friend of mine at church felt led to start a new bible study and it was going to be at a time I could actually go. Well, I'd be missing a youth activity but Josh and I agreed I needed this.

Our last bible study was a lot of fun and I was so sad when it ended. We didn't start a new one right away and I let myself get into a quiet time rut. I used to think it was hard to find time when I was single and then I got married. Wow. I feel like I'm never really alone (especially in a tiny apartment) so I struggle. And now that I'm about to add a baby to the mix I can't even imagine how hard it will be. I really want to get back into a good, consistent, habit of daily spending time in the word. It's vital and I can feel it when I don't. Lucky for me our bible study group is back up and running. I'm so excited about our new study...and a little nervous.

I'm nervous because when you open up to God you never know what He's going to ask of you!! And then Satan likes nothing more than to torment you when you're seeking the truth. I pray this study speaks to me in a real way. I hope to share some of it with you as I journey through it.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Friends Through It All

I try not to make every blog post these days about pregnancy. But the reality is, I'm pregnant, and there are some things I want to document for the sake of remembering. One of the best things about this pregnancy is that I've been able to share it with two of my best friends.

Here's Kelly at 17 weeks.

Here's Jenny at 12 weeks (she's almost 18 weeks now)

These two girls are two of my best friends and I'm so honored to be able to share this with them. They are both pregnant with their second child and their due dates are days apart. They have been the biggest help. Kelly and Jenny were actually the first to know I was pregnant. In fact they knew that I "might" be pregnant even before I took a test (or 5 tests). Because they've both been down this road before I have sent them countless texts and emails with "is this normal" questions. And because they are both 4 weeks ahead of me I get to see what I have to look forward to. To be honest I don't know what I'd do without them (and my friend Laurie who has had several phone conversations with me, sharing her own stories, to ease my fears). The thing that has stuck with me the most is something Jenny said. When I started sharing my symptoms early on she told me that pregnancy is like having aliens take over your body. Boy was she right!!! Anyway, I'm just so very thankful to have these girls around to give me advice. I certainly need it. God timed everything perfectly! He tends to do that!
So far we know that Jenny is having a boy. Kelly and I have yet to find out but it won't be long! I have my suspiscions but we will wait and see!
I should also add that I'm lucky to share this experience with a few Twitter/Blogger friends. It makes this whole process so much more fun!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Birthday Weekend

As you know Josh turned 30 this past Saturday. My parents were going to be out of town so they sent Josh's gift with me early. Thursday night I talked him into opening it.

If you'll notice the bag is a baby gift sack. My parents received their first grandparent gift in it and its the only bag my mom had. Oh well, it's what's inside that counts. The bag contained several gifts but Josh's favorite was this...
...Shampoo. There's a story behind it so I'll tell you. When Josh and I were staying at my parent's house to keep Chloe (the dog) one weekend Josh used my mom's shampoo when he took a shower. Apparently he had the best hair day ever and decided he had to have some. He was so happy when he opened his gift and found this on the bottom. I must say I'm happy too. I'm hoping he'll let me use it.

Friday after work we headed to see Josh's mom so he could spend some of his birthday with family. We met her for dinner and then a trip to Walmart. Good times. :) After that we spent the evening catching up. Saturday morning we woke up and did the same thing. Josh had his Saturday morning coffee in a special mug. I didn't realize what it said until later and he told me he picked that one on purpose. I bet you can guess why...

I had to take a picture of it.

It was great to spend some time with Josh's mom and sister. We don't get to see them often enough.
After we left his mom's house we headed back to Little Rock. Once in town Josh begged me to let him stop and get a drink.

Ok, so maybe I suggested (urged) him to stop. It was Happy Hour and for whatever reason I am loving Sonic cherry cokes right now. If you'll notice there are 3 drinks for just the two of us. It's because lately I've been getting a medium cherry coke and a large water to chase it with. I feel like the water washes all the calories out.
The afternoon was spent watching the Hogs play an UGLY game against Texas A&M. We won, thank goodness, but it should have turned out a LOT better than that. Once the game was finally over we headed to dinner. Josh didn't want to go anywhere fancy so he chose one of our favorite spots, Casa Manana. He told me as we were going in that if "our favorite waiter" had our table then he wanted his picture with him. I'm sad to say we don't know his name but we love him. And wouldn't you know, "our favorite waiter" did wait on us.

He's always so cheerful and we just love going in there when he's there.
After dinner we came back and had some dessert. When I asked Josh what dessert he wanted for his birthday he said he wanted peanut butter brownies. SCORE! I knew I could handle those because they are insanely easy, and delicious. Here's the "recipe":

Make the brownies according to the directions on the box.

Pour half the batter into a pan and top with the candy bars.

Cover with the remaining batter.


Add some yummy vanilla ice cream and you're all set. What a great ending to a great day.
On Sunday I talked Josh into going to Mimi's for lunch so we could use his birthday coupon. I hated to waste it. I mean, really?!?!? So we did. It was so good. When our food arrived Josh asked me to take pictures of it before he started in. He's been married to a blogger for a while now so he knows that food pictures are just part of it. I was so proud.
This actually wasn't what I ordered but I ate it anyway.

Josh's looked so good. I wanted to trade. He didn't.

Ahhhh....a great weekend! I wish I could have taking a couple of naps but there's always next weekend.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

It's the Big...

Happy Birthday to my wonderful husband!

You've finally caught up with me and I'm thrilled about that!! Being 30 isn't so bad, I promise. You'll get used to it...eventually.
I hope your 30th year is your best year yet. You're such a great husband and a wonderful friend. I'm so thankful to have you in my life. I hope this is just one of many more birthdays we'll get to spend together. I love you lots. You're my favorite!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Tennessee Family

Over the past two weeks I've had the privilege of seeing my grandparents in Tennessee. They stopped in Little Rock before heading to Branson for a week so we were able to see them on the front and back ends of their trip. Josh and I really enjoyed spending some time with them.

Their last night here my mom went all out and cooked a fabulous dinner!!! Oh my word it was good.
Lasagna, green bean bundles, salad, and bread. Mercy I had the best time eating dinner. :) Everything was so good. I love this lasagna recipe and I LOVE LOVE LOVE green bean bundles.

For dessert we had fresh strawberry cake. Glory. That's all I know to say.

Thanks to my mom for the wonderful meal and for letting Josh and I come eat (and take home leftovers). We'll be happy to do it again anytime!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

New Look, Sewing Orders, It's a Boy!

  1. First of all check out my new blog design!!! My good friend (we've never actually met but since when does that matter?!?!) Tricia has done it again. I told her I wanted a new look and let her decide what she thought would look best. She knows what I like, which is basically everything she does. I am loving this new look. It's a little different from the style I had before but still so me. I keep clicking on my blog just to look at it again and again. Thanks, Tricia! You rock!!!
  2. For those of you who e-mailed me about two weeks ago but have yet to hear back from me, I apologize beyond apologize. I've just not been feeling well enough to even think about responding. Having said that my goal is to get back to each one of you by next week sometime (since I'm finally feeling a little better). Thanks for your patience! I don't deserve it.
  3. For those of you who have already "ordered" something from me it is coming. I feel like I can finally sit down at my sewing machine again and I will start doing that next week. I also thank you for your patience. I've been so blessed by the most patient, understanding, gracious "customers."
  4. And last but not least, IT'S A BOY!! No, no, I'm not talking about myself! :) I'm talking about one of my BFF's, Jenny . She is having a BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Luke William will be here in March and I can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

12 Week Appointment

Monday was my 12 week appointment. As always I was VERY nervous before hand. It's weird though because once they call my name back my nerves usually go away. Josh went with me for this appointment because we knew we'd hear the heartbeat and at our last appointment she said she'd do another ultrasound "just for fun." I was concerned though that when the time came she wouldn't remember about the US. There wasn't really a need for it other than we couldn't really get a good picture the last time because the baby was so small.

When my doctor came into the exam room we pretty much immediately went for the heartbeat. It took her a while to find it so I was a little nervous. Once she did though it was amazing. There's nothing like hearing that sound. Wow. She let us listen for a while and then she seemed to be dismissing us. I quickly spoke up and reminded her that she said we could take a peek at baby. She didn't even hesitate so we all headed back to the US room. Have I mentioned that I love my doctor? :)

When the ultrasound began it didn't take long to see the baby...a very active baby. Oh. My. Word. This child was so funny. It would not sit still. It was moving and a shaking. At one point it stuck out its little booty (we could tell because we could see the spine). Josh and I had the best time watching it move its arms and legs. It even did a little push up. :) I'm so amazed at how developed this baby is at 12 weeks. TWELVE WEEKS!! I think everyone woman should be required by law to have an US and see the baby before she opts for an abortion. I won't get off on that right now because I have a feeling there's a separate post coming for that. So for now, back to the appointment.
Josh and I loved getting to see our little baby and all the activity going on. At one point the Dr. said, "You're in for it" because if the baby was this active in the womb there's no telling how it will be once we bring it home. Our doctor took some close up pictures so I thought I'd share them. To most of you they won't look like much of anything. Plus I was running short on time and couldn't add an arrows to point out the parts.

The Legs

This one is the hardest to tell. One leg is laying on top on the left and the other is on the right.

The Alien Face
If you tilt your head to the right you'll see the little alien face.

The Arms
One of the arms is sticking up in the middle and the other one is on the right. You can tell this one because you can see the 5 little fingers.
As far as my pregnancy so far here's what's been going on:
  • I started getting "morning sickness" around 6 weeks. I would be really nauseous but never throw up. It started out being mid morning and early evening then it quickly progressed to 24/7. I have zofran for the days and phenegran for night. Last week was so bad that nothing helped. I was so sick all day long. At our appointment I told my doctor it was probably motion sickness from the baby moving so much. Luckily though the last two days have been better. I don't think it's completely over but I think I can make it.
  • My friend Jenny told me that when I was pregnant I would stop liking the things I love. I told her I could never not like cupcakes. Well, wouldn't ya know, I don't like them. I've eaten them a couple times out of denial but every time they make me sick. And now the thought of one grosses me out. Another sad food aversion...Chick-fil-A. *GASP* I know. It's awful but I DO NOT LIKE IT! The thought of it makes me gag. I can't wait to have it again one day.
  • I'm all about pizza. I could eat it every meal. I don't know what it is about it. Oh and the only kind I really want is pepperoni or just cheese. I don't want anything else.
  • Demons have possessed my digestive system. I won't go into details except to say that every part of the digestion systems has been tampered with and doesn't work properly.
  • I can't stand water! I used to only drink water but now in order for me to drink it it has to be super cold and even then I don't like it.
  • I got to the bathroom about 4 times during the night. I can't sleep well at all because of it.
  • I dream CRAZY things but I can't ever remember them when I wake up. Its throughout the day that I'll remember parts of them and they are weird.
  • Just this week my allergies and stuffy nose have really kicked into high gear. All of a sudden in the middle of the day I can't breathe. Then it will be fine then it will stop up again soon. Weird.
  • I'm having a hard time sleeping on my side. I have a big pillow I use to help but I always wake up on my stomach or back. At least I'm up a lot going to the bathroom so I can adjust.

That's about all of the craziness I can think of for now. I will add more if anything comes to me. I'm just so thankful that right now everything is just fine. This baby is such a blessing to me. Even though it makes me sick and does weird things to my body I wouldn't change a thing. I'm blessed. I don't deserve it but I'm thankful.