Monday, March 29, 2010

Happy 100th post! (and a serious question for you)

Edit: It's a 6 hr drive on a good day.

So, among my millions of questions and concerns about having a new baby, is one about the holidays. We will have a one month old at Thanksgiving and a 2 month old at Christmas. We always travel for the holidays, but I'm not so sure about this year. I don't have a single clue what my life will be like at Thanksgiving or Christmas. I don't know how I will feel or how the baby will be. When I expressed my concern to my mom she made me feel like an idiot. She told me, "Kacie, you don't let them hold you back. You just pack them up and go!" And I'm thinking...yeah mom...that's easy for you to say. You've done this before! A LOT! I'm pretty stinkin' sure that I have a super valid point and that you need to be thinking about the possibility of a different plan for this coming up holiday season. I told her that I didn't want to plan anything since I have no clue where we will be at that point. (and I super-super hate not makes me a nervous wreck) I may be overreacting and I'm for sure too emotional about it, but I need advice. What should we be thinking about traveling at Thanksgiving and Christmas with a new born?

Sunday, March 28, 2010

**Pimpin Momma Car** (Love. It.)

Since high school, Ross has told me, "Babe, one day I'm going to buy you a pimpin momma car." Well, yesterday he made good on that promise! We got a red *yikes* Ford Edge from Grapevine Ford. I never, ever, ever thought I'd have a red car but I love it! It's so cute! Plus, of course, it offers the best in safety for our little bean, which was the entire point of buying a new car. He keeps making me call it "my" car but that makes me feel weird since we are married and all..... We traded in our Honda Element (you can see it behind me in the pic) and will keep our Toyota Camry. Ross will use the Camry as his commuter vehicle and I'll have the Edge for the Momma Car! I can't believe he bought me a car!! Thanks babe!!

(I got this picture off the's not our actual car)

**Side note: God is good. We came home from buying the car and I got online to transfer $ from savings to checking for the down payment. Our tax refund had come in that day. Incredible timing, Lord!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Coolest gift ever!

I love my a lot.

He has the coolest shower curtain on the inside of his shower. It's a world map. When we visit him we end up taking super long showers because we are studying the map inside! Well, for Christmas he got us one! It's from Target in case you want one. We have it in our guest shower because our master shower is all glass with a door. And...since my belly has been growing, I have been using the guest bathroom all of the time. The shower is much bigger and allows me to actually reach my legs to shave. Anyway, here's a picture of the shower curtain. I have learned so very much during my daily showers! Having it on the inside is the best idea ever! Thanks brother!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Haha----made ya look!!

Putting the last post completely to the side....

Ross and I have a friendly little bet going on about the gender of the baby. It goes something like this. I bet it's a girl. He bets it's a boy.

If I win....He has to take me to the chick flick of my choice, which isn't that different from normal. The thing that makes it soooo good is that he has to sit on the edge of his chair leaning toward the screen and look at me every few minutes and say in a dreamy voice, "wow....this is the best movie I have ever seen!" And then take me to get a pedicure :) Just the thought of it makes me giggle.

On the other hand....If I lose the bet, I will be in total h.e.l.l.
I will have to watch the entire first 3 movies of Star, the old ones...all 3 of them...for hours and hours and hours and hours.....and pretend to like it. Well, crap.

It's a realllly good wager!

Did you know?

Did you have that "feeling" that you were having a girl or a boy?
Did you just know?
Some days I call it him. Some days I find myselfing saying her.

My first baby dream was that it was a boy and I thought I knew!
Then I had a girl dream.
And no, it's not twins, so I know it's not one of each.

So basically I'm clueless.

Also, I have read several different things about when you can find out. Some sites say 14 weeks, some say 18 and others say 20. What?!?!!? What's the truth?

Monday, March 22, 2010

Never. Been. So. Tired.

And wow! People sure were noticing the belly today!

We had an ultrasound on March 16. It was just a normal bi-weekly one, so Ross didn't take off of work (we are in ultra-vacation-days-savings mode for when the baby comes) but my mom and sister were there!! The little guy or girl was moving around like crazy!! The picture wasn't very good but the bean looked like a real head and body and it just kept squirming! It was exciting :)

We have our big "end of 1st trimester" one on April 14! It is supposed to last a long time and the dr will analyze the brain and spine to check for all neural tube defects...or something like that. I can't believe that it will be that in depth!! Hopefully we can actually see its arms and legs this time. And I'm super excited for Ross to see it move....can't wait!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

So much for flip flops....

It is the first day of spring AND IT IS SNOWING. UGH. I'm so annoyed! I just spent all of Spring Break buying cute little preggie dresses to wear with flip much for that thought. This is the sign that I feel like posting for the weather.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Happy Feet

Flip flop feet = Happy feet

Today was officially the first day that I wore flip flops to school this spring!
I can't even express the joy!!!
I will be wearing them every day from here on out----Oh happy day!!

***note to the reader: I know that I have crazily long toes....I know that they look like monkey feet....Yes, I am scrunching them down in this picture....But, I can open door handles with them, so BOOYA.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Preggie Snacks

Right now I'm loving big, fat, salty, dill pickles, Chick-fil-A lemonade and Welch's fruit snacks. Heartburn, anyone?

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


I am in so much pain that I just had to share. Maybe writing about it will help?!??! I honestly feel like I swallowed a ball of fire and it's stuck in my throat. Ross is currently RUSHING to Walgreens to get some Pepcid, or whatever it is that's on the approved medicine list. I don't care at this point----JUST GET ME RELIEF!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is so bad that I'm drinking a glass of milk, which is something I have not done since I was like 5...I HATE MILK, but it's helping, so I'm going for it. This has been going on for the last few nights when I start to settle down, and especially lay down, but this is by far the worst. UGH.

The Bump

So, I'm 8 weeks 3 days along and I have a massive bump! (and I can't suck it in!) I did not expect to have a bump until much further along, but hey, I really don't know what to expect at all! So, here's the first bump pic, courtesy of the phone camera.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Our weekend

It went something like this...
Ross: "What do you want to do today, babe?"
Me: "Ummmm....I don't know...." and I pass out on the couch

A few hours later when I wake up from my impromptu slumber-
Ross: "What do you want to do today, babe?"
Me: "Ummmm....I don't know...." and I pass out again

A few hours later when I'm playing with the cats on the bed-
Ross: "What do you want to do today, babe?"
Me: "Ummmm....I don't know...." and I pass out

Man, this growing a baby thing is exhausting!! My weekend was one giant nap. Poor Ross; he is such an active guy and I can hardly get out of the house!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Nothing Bundt Cakes

I have the best husband in the world. I get home from school at around 3:00 on Fridays. Other days I stay until all different hours, but on Fridays I jet. Today I came home and took a fat nap! Yeah! Ross got me up when he got home. He was all excited and said that he had a present for me. Again, yeah! He had heard about Nothing Bundt Cakes today, thought I'd like it and brought home two precious little bundt cakes for us to share!! They were AMAZING...and so stinkin cute!! The best part is that I am obsessed with cute little sweets like Sprinkles cupcakes, which is all the way in Dallas so I get it rarely. But now, I have an equal obsession on our side of town!!! YEAH!!! Thanks, Ross!

My Nemesis

All day I dread the few minutes right before I go to bed because this is the time that I have to take my hand full of medicines for the pregnancy....prenatal vitamins, antibiotics for the UTI, nauesa meds to get through the night, etc, etc, etc. I do it right before I go to bed because some of them make my stomach hurt, but right before bed is usually when my stomach is hurting anyway! It's a bad cycle. I have to pump myself up, get a huuuuge glass of water, sit down and start popping the pills. Most of them taste horrible, even just swallowing them, but some you can taste for that giant pink one...That one is fish flavored...yummy. Anyway, I just had to vent about my nightly torture session. I need to come up with an incentive or something to make myself feel better. And yes, I do know that I'm doing it for the good of the baby...yadha, yadha, yadha....

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Le Bebe {aka: the acorn baby}

Today I was in total awe. The miracle of life completely overwhelmed me as we heard the baby's heartbeat for the first time. It was truly the most beautiful sound I have ever heard in my life. The Lord is good. The Lord is sooo good. And we have this little heart thingy working inside of me. It is finally starting to feel more real....I think it's a combo of the heartbeat and the recently blossomed baby bump that I can't suck in.