Wednesday, June 4, 2014


Hello world expectant of my blog to be up and ready to go on ever Wednesday! To tell you the truth I'm getting bored doing the same thing every week and, well, it happens. I get bored easy... So this week I'm going to do something different... I will tell you, my belly hasn't grown any, not in inches anyways, and I didn't weigh myself this morning. Completely forgot. But hey. Life happens. I am getting SERIOUS amounts of heartburn though, it's intense. Like a dragon has taken residancy in my esophagus. Anywho, that's my mini update for this week... I can feel Charlie all the time now. It's amazing and I love it. I dread the day I can't feel her little movements anymore, BUT that means I'll be holding her. So. I mean there is that too. At work today as I was cruising Pinterest, I came across this woman's blog. And in it she had given '100 things I want my kids to know' I didn't read it because I thought hey, I can do that. So. I did. Except, it's 100 things I want my teenager to know. Or my adult child. Or anyone who will listen... It's basically just a list that I've come up with, and well. I think it's pretty solid advise. Here goes. 

1. You are amazingly beautiful, unique, and cherished. Never forget that. 

2. You have the power to do what you want. Only you can make it so

3. Don't live your life complaining, it is unattractive, and no one truly wants to have a friend that complains all the time. 

4. 'Never grow up' is some really good advise. Always make sure that you understand what that means. 

5. Give respect where it is due. 

6. Always stick up for yourself. Use your words. They can be your strongest weapon. 

7. Stand UP for what you believe in. Don't let anyone silence you. 

8. Don't walk with your head down, you can't see where you're going. 

9. 'Kill em with kindness' - is probably one of the most useful things I was ever taught. 

10. Don't correct peoples grammar. It makes you seem like a know it all.

11. You DONT know it all, research, but always be open to someone else's opinion on the matter. 

12. NEVER judge someone for who they love. It is not a choice. 

13. Treat others how you'd like to be treated. More than likely people treat you how you treat them already. 

14. Like what you like because you chose to. Not because it's a trend. If it happens to also be a trend that's cool too. 

15. Hear me now. YOU ARE NEVER TOO OLD FOR DISNEY. Never. Ever. 

16. You create your own luck. 

17. If you're on time, you're already 10 minutes late. 

18. Be kind to small things. 

19. Make wishes. But set goals to achieve those wishes. 

20. Have determination. In everything you do. 

21. Own up to getting distracted. It happens... But don't be rude about it. 

22. Hold hands with people you love. You won't always be able to. 

23. Never be the first to let go when hugging a relative. 

24. Listen to the stories of your elders. They have seen more than you can imagine. Take the time to cherish their words. 

25. Just jump in when you're getting in the pool. Dipping your toe wastes swimming time. 

26. Be daring. 

27. Taste new foods. 

28. Get out of your comfort zone. A ship is always safe in the harbor, but that's not what ships are made for... 

29. A good analogy will take words away from someone. 

30. Sing. Even if you don't know the words. Just sing. 

31. Only be shy for a few moments. Then it's time to dive in. 

32. Talk to everyone. People have amazing stories. 

33. Make mistakes. It's a part of life. 

34. LEARN from your mistakes. It's a part of life. 

35. Read books. Real books. In a library. 

36. Watch the clouds and find the pictures in them. 

37. Don't stop using imagination. 

38. Create beautiful things with your hands. 

39. Chew with your mouth closed. No one wants to see what you're eating. 

40. Always find one good thing about each day. 

41. Never speak ill of your family. Especially your spouse. 

42. Don't be afraid to ask for help. 

43. Have at least one meal you can cook so well it leaves people begging you to make again. 

44. Use your manners every time 

45. Appreciate the sunrise. 

46. Pay attention to how your father treats me. Learn from it. 

47. Always have a backup plan. 

48. Take pictures. Lots of them. 

49. Share your favorite things. 

50. Cuddle your animals. 

51. Crying does not make you weak. 

52. If you don't like the way someone makes you feel, tell them. 

53. Appreciate the flowers. 

54. Go with the flow. 

55. There is more treasure in books, than there is loot on treasure island

56. Watch classic movies. 

57. Embrace your flaws. 

58. Your true love, is a special gift. Don't tarnish it. Savor it. 

59. Sleep on luxurious sheets. 

60. Wear good shoes. They can affect your mood. No one is happy with unhappy feet. 

61. Drink more water. 

62. NEVER write down anything you wouldn't want someone to read. 

63. Find one thing, excel at it. And don't boast about it. 

64. Say 'yes

65. 'Bait your own hook' -take that as you want. 

66. Love your job. If you can't love it, move on. 

67. Your family needs you. Always remember that. 

68. Keep your promises. 

69. Pinky promises are serious... If you have any doubt about the promise you are about to make, don't pinky promise. 

70. There's appropriate times to swear. Learn them. 

71. Look people in the eye when they talk. Acknowledge them as they speak. 

72. If you must fidget, do so in a manner that won't distract anyone else... A marble, or small toy in a loose pocket is a good idea. 

73. Compliment people. It can literally make their day. 

74. Friendship is a two way street. 

75. You are not a doormat. 

76. Wearing cheap perfume/cologne makes you smell like cheap perfume/cologne 

77. Don't run over bags/boxes in the street. There's kittens in them. 

78. Hear this. Spiders ARE NOT SCARY. 

79. If you can make it, don't buy it. It's more satisfying to have someone ask you where you got something and then non shalantly say, 'oh that? I made it...'

80. If you don't know what a word means, ask for it to be defined. Always look it up on your own after. 

81. Always speak to children as if you are speaking to an adult. If they don't understand, they're honest and will tell you. Or you'll be able to tell. 

82. Be prepared to suffer the consequences for your actions. 

83. Explore everything. 

84. Be polite. It gets you places. 

85. Never belittle someone else's dream. No matter how silly you think it is. 

86. Fix your hair in the mornings, you never know who will come to your door. 

87. There's nothing better than having a loved one take care of you when you're sick. But don't abuse it. 

88. Laugh at people's jokes. 

89. Sometimes you should just breathe to get through a situation. 

90. If you talk badly about someone, they are probably going to find out. Don't lie when they confront you. 

91. Don't waste your day on your electronics. The world is an amazing place. And there's life out there. 

92. Go to the bathroom before you leave the house. Just try... 

93. Unless you're giving directions, don't tell anyone how to drive. 

94. Recognize when you're annoying someone. Stop it. 

95. Take care of your belongings. 

96. When you pass a car accident, you don't need to be a lookie loo, say a prayer and hope for the best. 

97. The best gifts are the unexpected ones, that honor loved ones. 

98. Do good deeds for people you don't know. 

99. Be a gardener... Taking care of plants is a beautiful thing. Spread flower seeds randomly in the spring. Flowers make people happy

100. Take into consideration all things. Really let them sink in.  

So there it is. Hopefully you've learned or gained something for that. :-) 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014


How far along: 25 weeks 
Total weight gain/measurements: gained another lb! And a half inch around! 
Mama gear: dresses and more dresses. It seems as though that I have lost my maxi dress pattern. This makes me terribly sad. And I'll have to get a new one. :-( 
Tiger stripes: nothing new that I've noticed. 
Nuh nite time: still a joke... I'm going to invest in a new body pillow very soon. Anyone have any suggestions to the best one, let me know! 
Best moment this week: Charlie has been moving like crazy! And I love it! So much. It's the most amazing indescribable feeling I've ever felt. 
Right now, I'd really love to go: to sleep on my stomach... Anyone know how soon after childbirth this is possible? 
If I don't have that on my taste buds right now I'm going to freak: no significant cravings to note right now... 
Boy or girl: girl. 
Symptoms: lack of sleep. Frequent urination... Moody... 
Belly button in or out? In, and shallow. 
Wedding rings on or off? Engagement ring on. :-) 
Happy or moody most of the time: happy, mostly, but I've been noticing I get a little moody here and there. 
Looking forward to: tomorrow I'm going w my niece to HER ultrasound for her lil girl! I'm excited to see! 

Sunday, May 25, 2014


I can feel you all of the time now. You're tossing and turning and letting momma know that you're here. It's a relief, and Everytime I feel your little flutters, I smile quietly to myself. Knowing that for now, I have you all to myself. I love you so much more than I ever dreamed possible. I rest my hands on top of my belly any time I can just to feel your little movements. I know for now, you hear muffled voices and sounds in the womb. You can hear now. And I wonder what your little voice will sound like. You're already growing too fast. I want time to stand still. I want time to hurry up. I can't make up my mind when it comes to time and you. Forever my little girl stay young. Stay youthful. I'm so in love. So soon now you'll be here. And your father and I will help to mold you into the woman you will become. Be strong. Be confidant. Know your roots. Know your limits and then exceed them. Oh the world has so much to offer if you just reach out and take it. It's there. There for the taking. You can become ANYTHING you set your little heart to. You can soar and reach amazing heights. Oh my Charlie. I can't wait to meet you. 

<3 Mommy 

Friday, May 23, 2014

Breast pumps.

Good lord. Where to even begin, something so 'simple' is such a headache... Honestly. I do, very much so, strongly and adamantly plan to breast feed Charlie. A few weeks back, I went to a baby expo, and I was informed, that because of the health care act I was entitled to one COVERED BY MY INSURANCE FOR NO COST TO ME! YEY! So I have 3 brands to choose from. Hygeia, which I'm leaning towards, because all the reviews are raving about it, the medela, which would be my runner up, but, I really don't know. And apparently my insurance is the only insurance that covers this one, and then there's the ameda... But no. All awful reviews so that one is out. Seriously. How do you choose. It's not like it's something that has EVER been a topic of conversation EVER in my life. I swear pregnancy is both the most talked about and least talked about thing I've ever encountered in my entirety of existence! It's crazy when you think about it really. Because it literally happens all the time! But, anyhow. This is my dilemma as of right now. So, if you have used either, or know of anyone who has, PLEASE leave a comment with a review on it, WHY you like it or dislike it... 


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Bump blog 12.

How far along: 24 weeks 
Total weight gain/measurements: belly and weight the same as last week. Sheesh... 
Mama gear: nothing new, although tomorrow I'm going to make myself a maxi skirt... Because well, I found a pattern and I want to... 
Tiger stripes: I'm not getting many, but, I'm about to hit my 3rd trimester, so, I mean, I feel like my belly is about to get massive... 
Nuh nite time: I mean, I feel like a broken record with this one... Even my naps aren't so great. 
Best moment this week: I finished a crochet elephant for Charlie that I was working on. :-) 
Super cute and I love it. :-) 
Right now, I'd really love to go: sleep thru the night... But, I figure I have a good year or so before that is likely to happen again. 
If I don't have that on my taste buds right now I'm going to freak: Apples still. But only the granny smiths, and fruits. I'm totally into fruits. 
Boy or girl: #chachacharliegirl! 
Symptoms: nothing new. Thank goodness. 
Belly button in or out? In. 
Wedding rings on or off? ENGAGEMENT RING ON! It's exciting because as soon as you tell someone you're prego, the first thing they do is judge you on if you're wearing rings or not. So obnoxious. I actually kind of snapped at a stranger over it... I have no issue telling people when they're being rude. And no, it's not BECAUSE I'm pregnant... Lol! See previous blog 'what not to say to a pregnant woman!' Lol
Happy or moody most of the time: tired. I am tired most of the time. BUT I'm typically in good spirits. 
Looking forward to: sewing tomorrow. Finally... I plan on making a skirt for myself and then some clothes for Charlie too if I can figure out some patterns... 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Bump. I know, I'm a slacker. I'm sorry.

How far along: 23 weeks
Total weight gain/measurements: one pound more since we talked less. And I'm 50 inches around. 
Mama gear: desperately searching for my dress pattern so I can make more dresses. 
Tiger stripes: I've got them pretty intensely on my boobs now... 
Nuh nite time: if you mean how many times do I go to the bathroom while Kevin sleeps, it'd be at minimum of 6 times at night. 
Best moment this week: I can feel her move all the time now. It's amazing. 
Right now, I'd really love to go:to California... It's pretty much 'that time of year' for me. 
If I don't have that on my taste buds right now I'm going to freak: well, I'm currently eating coffee ice cream, and some peanut butter fudge, and thinking about apples... Nomnomnom. 
Boy or girl: Cha Cha Charlie girl <3 
Symptoms: tired all the time still, lower back pain. And my hips are widening, so that's a weird sensation... 
Belly button in or out? In but shallower. 
Wedding rings on or off? Off. 
Happy or moody most of the time: pretty happy most of the time. 
Looking forward to? Not working Saturdays anymore... I'm actually REALLY pumped about that. Although this Saturday, I have a bridal shower and a baby shower back to back. So... I'll be pretty busy... Boo. 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Bump blog (10)

How far along: 20 weeks! I'm half way there! It's amazing how fast time is going!!! 
Total weight gain/measurements: I've hit a plateau with my weight... But still under what I started at. 49.5 inches around. I have officially 'popped' if you will. Lol. 
Mama gear: I seem to have misplaced my pattern for my maxi dresses. But, AS SOON AS I locate it, I am going to be making many as the summer is fast approaching. 
Tiger stripes: I've earned some! On te right side of my belly. They're there!! I feel like I may be the only person in the world that thinks they're beautiful... 
Nuh nite time: BAHAHAHHAHA. Yea. That's my feeling on that one... 
Best moment this week: Charlie is movin and groovin all over the place. It's amazing and I LOVE to feel her move. Today I learned that heavy metal gets her two steppin, and classical puts her to sleep. 
Right now, I'd really love to go: to California. I'm REALLY missing my lil sister. So much. 
If I don't have that on my taste buds right now I'm going to freak: it's potatoes still. 
Boy or girl: GIRL! Obv. Eek! So excited! 
Symptoms: im hot. All of the times... I tinkle when I sneeze if I don't cross my legs, my boobs are GIGANTIC, I have to pee more than any human does in their first 12 years of life, and I'm hungry, but noting sounds good. 
Belly button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? Off. I was waking up in the middle of the night because it was so uncomfortable... 
Happy or moody most of the time: I'm really just a happy person... 
Looking forward to: moving the bedroom around to accomidate Charlie. :-) I'm excited for a good deep clean too! 

(Ps I'm sorry this is up so late today, I ended up working both jobs today... And went from one right to the other... Also I wanted to get a belly pic in, but, it didn't happen... I promise to get one in by at LEAST The next bump blog <3)