Tuesday, December 14, 2010

I'm back!!!

I'm back, and just in time! I really wanted to do my blogger 100 post challenge before the baby comes and I have 108 days until my due date. It's getting so close and I'm getting more and more excited every day!

Life has been phenomenal lately, I've finally been feeling really good and actually gaining weight. Meilli is super active all the time and I love it! I can't get over how strong she is at just 6 months (24 weeks) gestation. Just a couple days ago, she started getting strong enough that her movements could be seen through the skin. Villi and I could just watch that for hours. I'll have to get it on film soon, which I can do now, hooray! As an early anniversary gift Villi bought us a camcorder (he knew I really wanted one for when the baby comes) and it's amazing. On top of that, Santa came early this year!!! The reason I'm back to blogging is because I'm able to do so on my brand new MacBook that came today. Also amazing! I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful husband who is able to provide for me and my soon to be family of three! I love that I will be able to stay home with my little girl and give her the best care shedeserves. Not tomention we just paid off her birth clinic bill and she wont even be here for another 3 months or so. I'm excited not to have that $6000+ hospital bill hanging over my head, along with all the stresses of a new baby. Not only does Villi provide for us, he's so loving and is going to be such a great daddy. I love him so very much and everyone else in my life. Just when I think life can't get any better, it does! I'll just have to remember that at 3 in the morning when the baby is crying and I haven't slept in days. She'll be so worth it though! Here are the pictures from the past few weeks. Enjoy!

20 weeks
21 Weeks
23 weeks
24 weeks

Monday, November 8, 2010

Blogger Hiatus

Apologies for the recent break in blog posts. I'm afraid to say it will continue for a while seeing as I won't have a computer anymore for some time. I'm just kinda bummed since it was going so well and I don't otherwise keep any kind of journal. I guess I will just have a lot to catch up on when I do get a new computer. I'll do what I can here and there when I get a chance on Villi's laptop. Until then. Have a great day!
Here's the 19 week picture. Finally a
little more of a bump!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

3 Things That Annoy Me

I've always been a really patient and tolerant person. I think it comes with having younger siblings too. :) But lately my patience has run much thinner than usual. Here 3 of my most recent pet peeves....

1 - People who mess up/misspell simple english words and phrases.

Examples include but are not limited to:

-Supposebly instead of supposedly.

-Minds well instead of might as well.

-I won you instead of I beat you. ('I won you' implies that YOU are the prize)

-Escape goat instead of scapegoat. (What the heck is an escape goat and where can I find one?)

-Borrow instead of lend. ('I'll borrow you' makes no sense!) Which reminds me...

-Mixing up simple homonyms such as: sense, since and cents. To, two and too. There, they're and their. Accept and except. Are and our.
(You get the idea)

-Misuse of plural compound nouns. Brothers in-law not brother in laws. Holes in one not hole in ones. Runners up not runner ups, and so on and so on.

There are several more but I need to stop before I get too fuming. Plus I don't have much room to talk since my punctuation is terrible!

2 - People who leave the kitchen a mess. I don't care about dirty dishes, that's not what I'm talking about. I mostly mean when food is left out to spoil even though the fridge is within a few feet. Wrappers left on the counters or table when the garbage can is two steps from anywhere. And mostly when cupboard doors and drawers are left wide open. How hard is it to shut them!?!? Oh, and also people who cut the butter with a dirty knife and leave crumbs! I know, I know, this sounds really nit-picky. Deal with it! :) JK

3 - I can't really think of anything but it does kind of bug me that Fall is the only season with another name... Who on earth came up with the name Autumn? Don't get me wrong, I like the name by itself. However, it doesn't even fit in with the other seasons. Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. See how nicely it flows. Now try to say Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter. What the? Oh well, there's nothing I can do about it.

I think that's enough of a rant for now. Hopefully the next blog topic will be a little more positive. It just doesn't feel like me to be an ornery (that's another one everyone messes up) old pregnant lady.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Last Time I Cried

Let me just start off by saying, I never cry. Whether I'm extremely happy or terribly sad, I've never been a crier. I've always wondered if there was something wrong with my tear ducts, and have even felt insensitive at times when everyone around me is crying and I'm not. Lately however, there's been no question that they work. I think the last time I cried was about a week ago. I had been really depressed all day, I felt fat, and ugly and unproductive and by the time Villi came home anything could have set me off! I don't even remember what it was about but we got in a silly little argument and I lost it! I hate it, because when I'm crying I can't communicate which makes me more frustrated and cry harder. Then I cry because I feel like I have no reason to and that I should just be grateful for everything. Lets just say it's a bit of a mess.... So after crying for a while, Villi realized he wasn't getting anywhere and decided to call my mom. (Even though I told him not to) As I've said before, I think he knows me better than I do. I couldn't really talk but I just listened to her talk about her day or something and after a while I somehow calmed down. When we hung up, Villi came back into the room and just held me. The dogs came in shortly after and are always so sweet to me when they know I'm upset. Anyway, Zoe came to sit in my lap and just looked up to me with THE cutest look ever. It seriously said, 'it's okay mommy, I love you' and immediately the water works began again! But this time I wasn't sad. Villi asked why I was crying and I just said, 'she's so cute!'. I realized how silly it sounded and pretty soon we were both laughing about it. Pregnancy truly is a roller coaster of emotion but I'm still loving every minute of it. I feel like I've been able to discover several sides of myself I never knew I had.

Precious little Zoe!

Monday, November 1, 2010

On My Mind

I don't have a lot of time tonight, so I may come back and add to this. I'll just keep it short and sweet for now. Here's what's been on my mind the past week... My birth plan!!! I know D-day is quite a ways off still, but time does seem to fly and I want to be as prepared as possible. Questions like, do I labor and birth in water? Do I labor out and birth in? Do I wait until after the birthing the placenta to cut the cord? Who do I want there? Do I try the bradley, hypnobabies, or other birth methods? And on and on and on... I just feel like this is going to be one of the most important times of my life and even thought it's not possible, I want everything to be perfect. So long as everyone is healthy and happy though, I can certainly be satisfied.
18 weeks

Sunday, October 31, 2010

It's a.......

Friday, October 29, 2010

Ten Guilty Pleasures

I get the feeling that the majority of these are going to be TV shows, but here I go.

1. I've never been one to watch reality TV, but I must say lately I've really enjoyed watching Teen Mom and 16 and Pregnant. I especially love Maci like the rest of the world. I really hope things work out with Kyle now that they're back together... ha ha ha.
2. Although I don't really like the turn it's taking this season I LOVE gLee!!! My favorite characters are definitely Will and Emma and I can't wait for them to finally get together and have cute little babies!!! If they don't I'll be very upset!
3. Sleeping. I've always cherished my sleep, but now that I'm on bed rest I think I abuse the privilege. I'm pretty sure I spend more time trying to sleep than I actually do sleeping. Since my pregnancy has ironically brought on a severe case of insomnia. Does anyone else see a cruel irony in the fact that the last 9 months that you have the ability to sleep, your body doesn't allow you to!?!?
4. Guitar Hero. So don't tell Villi, but I bought him an Xbox for Christmas and when I get the chance I play guitar hero. I didn't think I'd like it but I'm starting to love it! Ha ha ha. What's next? Halo? I think so.
5. Horror Films! Ever since I was little I've loved watching horror movies. Especially with my mom when my dad and brother would go out of town. I just hope that doesn't change when I have the baby. I've heard from a lot of women that they can't watch them after they've had kids. I guess we shall see...
6. Flowers. I've always denied it and will never admit it again, but I love getting flowers. Especially carnations since they seem to live forever. Even though I've told my husband on several occasions that I don't care for them, I guess he knows me better than I do... I still get them from him out of the blue. I really am a lucky wife!
7. Fruit flavored Mentos. I could eat them all day.
8. The Labyrinth!!! Seriously one of my favorite movies of all time, even now!!! I know it's weird and David Bowie is psycho but I still love the movie and everything about it.
9. The smell of coffee and new books. If I could, I would live in Barns and Noble. I don't know what it is but there's something about these smells that are just so relaxing to me.
10. Buying and shopping for baby items. Anyone who knows me, knows that I'm a total tightwad!!! I hate spending money, but when it comes to buying baby things I go crazy. I had nearly the entire nursery set up before I even got pregnant. I also have a feeling it's about to get worse when I find out what I'm having tomorrow!!!