Saturday, September 24, 2011
Answer: Puking your brains out on a Friday night because you're not drunk.
I thought I was turning the corner on this morning sickness stuff, but apparently not.
You know that phrase, "Misery loves company"? I woke my husband up in the middle of the night so he could rub my back while I threw up. Then I made him promise me that the baby would love me more than him, because really, it's only fair.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Both my sister and brother live in California, so I wasn't able to tell them in person I'm going to have a baby, but I still wanted to tell them in a fun and creative way. I made them custom cards at Shutterfly using this deal, bringing the cost down to less than what it would cost to buy a greeting card from the drugstore.
I made the custom eye charts for free using this website. I had to play with the wording a little bit to make it fit without the superfluous letters at the end that the program adds. No matter what, the program adds an extra line of letters that I didn't want, so after I saved the image I cropped it using a photo editing program. Then I uploaded the saved file to Shutterfly (you could use any photo printing site, I only used them because I had a coupon code) and order the card.
Once the cards came in the mail I wrote something inside like "Can't believe your eyes? It's true!" and a personal message. I think they both really liked it. I liked that it was a different way to announce my pregnancy. I like to try to be original.
Monday, September 19, 2011
This is such a bittersweet time for Chuk and me. Of course we're so happy to be expecting, but it's hard that we aren't able to share this exciting time with my dad and Chuk's mom. There's not a lot we can do about it, but we sit and reflect and talk and try to heal.
We scattered my dad's ashes in the Pacific Ocean, so it was nice to be by the water and think that there was a little bit of him with us.
On another note, this is the first time we've picnicked like this. Is was so easy just to grab take out from the local Chinese restaurant and eat it outside. We don't get delivery or take out very often, but it made the picnic so fast and easy. It seems like such a better alternative to eating in a crappy restaurant or having a pizza in front of the TV. I'm keeping this idea in the memory bank for a cheap date. (The shared order of fried rice was $7 and the soda was $1.25 from the grocery store, and if we did this again we wouldn't have soda. Not bad.)
Sunday, September 4, 2011
My sister-in-law sent me this video this morning. My sweet niece, who is the love of my life, has never been able to say my name...until this week. This is the first time I've heard it. So cute! But what makes me even happier is that she is so excited I'm coming to visit her. She kept running to the garage door to look for me. She must know how much I love her. I can't wait to see her next weekend.
This may sound crazy, but is a legitimate fear I have about having a baby, one of my biggest fears is that I won't love my baby as much as I love my niece. I honestly can't imagine loving someone as much as I love her. Chuk assures me I'll love our baby more, but I don't think that's possible. Did any of you ever worry about anything like that? Is this a normal worry? I've never heard anyone talk about it.
*Note: You'll hear my sister-in-law say Chuk's real name in this video. I always call him Chuk though.*
Thursday, September 1, 2011
If you don't like reading posts with lots of whining, you should skip this one. Seriously.
The last few weeks have been overwhelming. First, our air conditioner flooded so we had to get the carpet replaced in our hallway. (Why yes, we already had to get the carpet replaced in our hallway a year ago because of an earlier bathroom flood.) BUT, the carpet guy said he couldn't match our carpet color, so he was going to take the carpet out of our office/guest room to patch the hall and then replace the whole room of carpet in the office in a different color. So we had to move everything out of our office and pile it haphazardly into the living room because there was no other place for it.