Friday, February 25, 2011

Getting Excited

Okay - I'm a little better now. I'm getting used to the idea of a little boy and getting very excited about it. I found some cute bedding/accessories I liked so that has thrilled me! James and I are talking about names and its fun!! My momma is so awesome - the bedding I picked out is a bit pricey for my taste....but I'm justifying spending the extra because all of the big purchases are already made....we have furniture for nursery, swings, bouncers, exersaucers, stroller, car seat....pretty much everything we need (I bought all gender neutral stuff the first time) So all we really need for this BOY is decor, a blue bathtub and a few other things. So I feel okay about spending a little more to make his room adorable! Back to saying my mom is awesome - she is SpLiTtInG the cost of the stuff with me!!!!! AWESOME! Here is a picture:

I think it looks mature and he can grow with it. It shows a lot of accessories in the picture, but I've narrowed it down to ones that I NEED and ones I can DO WITHOUT. We'll probably paint the walls either Tan/Blue or Red/Blue. I'll wait to get the stuff before I decide on paint. I can't wait to get this BOY nursery looking BOY-ish....right now its purple & green.....I just can't picture my boy in there yet!

So my regular dr. appointment after the ultrasound was good. Dr. Boyd said I was on schedule, baby's heartbeat was great and I had only gained 5lbs in my 18 weeks. I like that, since my goal is not to go over 22 lbs this pregnancy. 22 weeks to go.... I hope I stay under my 17 lbs I have left alloted for myself.

It's Friday, although I woke up thinking it was Saturday - what a bummer.

OH - I forgot. James was laid off from his job last Friday and I was a mess. He's reassured me that everything will be okay! We started him an A/C Company about 2 years ago (I say WE b/c he does all the labor work, but I'm basically working a 2nd job keeping up with all his books and paperwork) and he's been doing work on his own in the evenings and weekends - he is very hopeful that he will be successful doing A/C on his own full time. I'm excited to see how it goes...but in the back of my mind I'm super nervous. He is a hard worker and I know he will do whatever it takes to keep us comfortable. If I wasn't pregnant I wouldn't be concerned at all but with all the extra expenses coming up....I'm a bit nervous....especially since I do not have full maternity insurance.

Here is to a good & fast Friday. I need to sleep in tomorrow =)

Thursday, February 24, 2011


Wow - I'm in shock.

A little boy.

Am I ready for a boy?

I have so many mixed emotions!

How do I change my mindset from pink to blue?

Decorating a boy's nursery? Clothes?

Yikes. I'm nervous!

I love my son - but, I was 100% sure HE was a SHE.

Everyone is so excited and I am too - it's just going to be different.

Will I be a good mommy to a little boy?

I keep saying I'm having a garage sale to get rid of girl clothes that are too small....but will I be able to part with them?

I really wanted a sister for Cori - but I'm 90% sure this will be our last baby.

I need a drink.

Monday, February 21, 2011

See His Goodness

“I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living”
(Psalm 27:13, NIV)

TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria
David was going through a tough time when he made the declaration in today’s verse. Things weren’t going his way. But he said in effect, “I’m not worried. I’m not upset. I am confident I will see God’s goodness.” In other words, “This situation I’m in may be rough, but that’s not going to steal my vision. That’s not going to cause me to give up on my dreams. I am confident that this year, I will see God’s favor in a new way.”

hat’s what our attitude needs to be today because what you focus on is what you will see. No matter what the medical report says, no matter what your finances look like, no matter how bad that relationship may seem, be confident that you will see His goodness! He is the all-powerful, omniscient, Creator of the universe, and He holds you in the palm of His hand. Nothing is too difficult for Him. Take hold of this truth by faith and focus on His goodness today. Allow His peace to settle in your heart and mind as you move forward in His blessing all the days of your life!

Father in heaven, thank You for Your goodness in my life. I choose to focus on You today no matter what my circumstances may look like. Give me Your peace as I keep my mind stayed on You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Birthday & Valentines

I had a great Birthday on Friday. My boss & his wife surprised me with a big "fun" cake, gift cards and lunch!! The cake was delicious and the food & desert (chocolate covered strawberry's) were also delicious at Pappasito's! I asked that they did not sing Happy Birthday to me...but they didn't listen.....I looked ridiculous, and I was super embarrassed!

Friday night James and I went to the mall for a little shopping and I got this:

Sunday I was super sick and in bed most of the day - meanwhile, Cori did this:

Monday was Valentine's day and once again, I was spoiled!! These were delivered to my office:

(the arrangement is MUCH fuller this morning - everything is starting to bloom!!)

Last night I found Cori like this, I think she liked her Valentine's balloon..

Toddler For Sale....


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Taking backward steps...

I will start by saying that I already love this new baby times infinity - but with that said I will also say that this pregnancy does not make me as excited as I was with the first one. I'm 16 weeks pregnant and already over it, which is crazy b/c last time I LOVED every single thing about being pregnant. I think having a 2 y/o running around, throwing little fits, breaking things and talking back makes it harder to enjoy. When I was pregnant with Cori I would come home from work everyday and take a nap, then wake up feeling refreshed and get some chores around the house done - not this time. I'm constantly exhausted, find myself being grumpy more often than not and irritated easily (mostly with husband, who really isn't doing anything irritating). Sucks to say this, but I am my happiest when I am at work. Maybe its because I'm still not too tired, I don't have a whiney kid pulling my hair or a husband asking whats for dinner. I have some quite time at work. I feel like I'm being very selfish, but I can't help it. I try my best to stay positive and not neglect my family b/c don't get me wrong I love them so much and would be lost without them. I just need to get out of this "funk" mood I'm in. Weekends aren't so bad - I actually look forward to the weekends and we usually have a great time together as a family!!

Okay another sucky topic - I turn 25 tomorrow. BOOOO I Have never had a problem with a birthday and I have always looked forward to my birthday but something about 25 is really bothering me! I like 24, 24 has been good to me. Do I really need to be 25? Half way to 50? Twenty Five just sounds so old to me - like a full adult - no wiggle room to still be a "kid". Can we just skip to Saturday?

I titled this blog taking backward steps to describe my daughter. We are 6 days with no paci and I am thrilled! She is doing so that aspect. At school and at home however I feel like she's going a little bit backwards. Her teacher at school informed me yesterday that she was in time out 8 times yesterday for fighting with her friends. Hitting, pushing, kicking, and taking things away and saying mean things. She's crawling on the floor instead of walking, talking baby talk, and wanting to be held. She even asked me for a bottle last night. The kid hasn't had a bottle since she was 11 months old. Is she picking up on the baby in my belly and acting out? Lord I hope this changes, quick. I threatened her that if she doesn't behave today and tomorrow at school that I will pick her up before her Valentine's Party on Monday. She understands what I'm saying b/c she cries and says "I wanna go to my Valentine's Birthday Party" (Every "Party" is a Birthday Party to her...) As much as I want her to think I'm serious......I don't think I could do that to her. But maybe it's what she needs b/c her attitude lately is a bit out of control. I plan to make some cute little goodie bags for her class mates - I have some cute ideas - I'll post about that later.

I wonder what we will do this weekend for my birthday and valentines? We are working hard hard hard to pay off all debt before July and we are doing a good job! I'd hate to spend a lot of $ that could go towards bills, but sometimes when its your 25th birthday and you are dreading need to be spoiled. I'll leave that up to my husband. I'd be happy with not doing anything though, too. Heck, I don't even know what I want. Maybe I'll ask my mom babysit this weekend and I'll stay in my pj's and take as many naps as I want and make James do the laundry LOL.

Okay, I'm done being Debbie Downer. I'm gonna get to work now.

Because my blog was so down and gloomy I'll end on a happy note and a happy face. Mabye I need an attitude adjustment as well as my baby girl....

Monday, February 7, 2011


Cori is now working on her 4th day of NO PACI! She's doing so well! When I took them from her on Friday (after searching her room together for them, finding 5 and putting them in a zip lock) I told her we were giving them to a new baby that needed them - she came up with Bailey....I'm not sure who Bailey is, but he/she now has Cori's pacis. I think she asked for it a few times on Friday, but we reminded her that she's a big girl now and Bailey needs her pacis...she seemed to be okay with it. She took her nap and went to bed just fine without it. Maybe she was just ready?? We were cooped up all day due to icy roads, so we played all day long, inside.

I told Cori she would make an excellent Hobo - she pushed this stroller around all day with all the extra stuff on it as she could find. It reminded me of someone pushing a grocery card with all their "treasures". The bunny was her easter basket last year - she uses that to put our keys, cell phones, wallets (anything she can snag)

Saturday we were bored and needed to get out of the house! James and I decided to take Cori to the mall, let her play in the indoor playground area, see a movie & had lunch. Originally it was going to just be James and I seeing a movie and lunch, but the idea of ditching Cori made me feel bad so we all went as a family to see Yogi Bear. She was great in the movie and laughed (and talked) the entire time. It was okay though b/c all the other kids were doing the same! She LOVED her bag of popcorn and her big girl sprite. It was super cute!

Although she looks mad - I assure you she was not. I think the flash on my phone caught her off guard!

Saturday night we were playing around, She is getting really good and looking at the camera and saying "cheeeeeese" when asked, but we are now trying to work on a more normal look for her picture posing. She looks a little too cheese ball and she closes her eyes in most cases. If I tell her to say cheese, she gives these looks, but I if I say..."okay, now open your eyes" the smile goes completely away, but her eyes are wide open...its pretty funny. Ignore her CrAzY hair as we are trying to let bangs grow out...and her face was messy too....she's two...sometimes you just look rough! Notice too, that she has shorts on over her pj pants...she has her own fashion.



Sunday I hosted a jewelery party for Premiere Design Jewelry. I'll take a second to brag! I thought about selling this jewelry but decided I didn't have enough time to do a good job at it so decided to host a party instead for a friend that sells it. I had 7 guests attend (was hoping for 10 b/c I could have gotten $50 in free merchandise for having 10 guests...) The total sales were $261 - I got 30% of that in free $78 - then I got a $50 bonus for having my show on the originally scheduled date, and because Lisa was awesome, she threw in the other $50 for the 10 I had $178 to spend, and 2 - 1/2 priced items! I got 9 pieces of jewelry (including my free pair of ear rings just for being a host) for $26 - I am thrilled and can not wait to get my loot!

Later James went to a friends to watch and participate in the Super Bowl festivities (My boss was at the actual game) Cori and I had a mommy & daughter time! We went to the park...the weather was super perfect and she had a blast. The kid has NO fear. She scared me quite a few times while we were there an hour.



After the park, we went home, had dinner, watched a movie together curled up on the couch, took a bath and she went to bed, PACI FREE FOR THE 3RD NIGHT! I stayed up and watched a few episodes of The Little Couple. It's so fun to watch that show since it is based in Houston and I recognize all the freeways, places they go and things they see!

We had a funfilled, unexpected 3 day weekend!!

I forgot to mention that Saturday night Cori went to her Yaya's to hang out while Mommy and daddy did some adult stuff - We both went to Cavendar's & I got an early birthday present..the Ariat boots I have been wanting for a long time!! Then, he went to his friends house to watch the UFC fight and I went with my brother and sister in law to the Humble BBQ Cook off. Being at a cook off is not as fun when you are completely sober and have a showing baby bump. I felt like I was being looked at a lot like "Why would she come here" If music is playing, I like to dance and I felt too out of place to dance so I was kinda bored. Needless to say, I didn't stay long. I didn't even eat. I guess baby didn't like the smell of the BBQ. Speaking of baby - we find out in 2weeks and 2 days what "it" is! I can not wait!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Day 1

So I'm off today bc it was supposed to snow - what a joke.

Cori woke up throwing a little fit so I decided today (since it os now a long weekend) will be the day we say bye bye to her paci. So the next 3days & nights will probably bad but we've got some milestones to hit before this next baby comes! We need to be out of diapers & off the paci - we tell her those are things for the new baby! So I figure the paci us easier than going cold turkey on the pullups. I'll keep you posted!