Thursday, March 31, 2011

Day 18

A picture of your biggest insecurity

Although it doesn't matter right now.. my biggest insecurity is definitely my belly fat!

I wasn't happy with my stomach before I started having kids.... and it has only gotten worse since. But I am determined once I am done having babies to be back in a swimsuit comfortable.

I don't want to be the mom at the pool who won't swim with their kids because they are too afraid to take off their t-shirt!

I want to be THIS mom!



I will get skinny again... I will get skinny again... I will get skinny again!!!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Day 17

A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently




1. I think I need a new ultrasound picture. I've posted this one like 4 times now. O well. Definitely baby Luke #2.



HELLO 1ST DAY OF 2ND TRIMESTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!




98 days down, 182 to go!



2. Our new house! Finally being out of Cahokia feels AHHHHHHMAZING! I can't sit and diss the city because it still does pay our bills.. but I can say that it just wasn't for us!!!!! Moving a Red Bud girl to Cahokia for 5 years, not a good idea!!! I absolutely love living in Waterloo!!!





Ahhh.... Home Sweet Home!!!!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Day 16

A picture of someone who inspires you


So many people continue to inspire me everyday, but there has been one person who stands out the most. He is someone who has stuck by my side since the very first day we met. He inspires me to speak my mind, to be myself, to follow my dreams, to be a better person. He is honestly everything I could ask for in a better half.



Ok Ok, so some days he gets on my last nerve and really just doesn't understand me. For example, On Sunday... I was a HORMONAL MESS. I cried probably 30 times. why? No reason really. I honestly can't even think of 1 reason why I cried, just did. But he asked,


"Honey, what is wrong with you today?"

My response was "If you understood me, you would understand"

Really????He just looked at me with the most serious face,

and said "well, your probably right."

I busted out laughing and so did he.

But I thank god for Dane everyday. No matter how hard times can get, he is ALWAYS so supportive, cool, calm and collected and he inspires me to be the best person I can be!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Day 15

A picture of something you want to do before you die





There are so many things, and honestly I can't just think of one. So I googled top 100 things people want to do before they die. Surprisingly I can check pretty many off the top 100 list, I am pretty proud! But here are a few things I would like to do...






1. Be a member of the audience in a TV show. But not just any show...

The Ellen DeGeneres Show




Seriously, I love this woman!



2. Find a job you love




Yes, I love being a stay at home mom. It is the best job in the entire world, but my kids are only going to be little for so long and I would like to someday say that I absolutely love my job!!






3. Grow a garden.



I've tried, and I failed. I would absolutely love to have fresh veggies right in my back yard!! Hey, maybe that's my dream job! ha!!





4. Go on a hot air balloon ride.





I could go on and on!!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Confession Friday

*I confess that last weekend we had that wedding reception, and I didn't have time to get spray tanned as planned... so i dumped my foundation in my hand and mixed some lotion with it and rubbed it all over my legs and arms. it worked!!!! but when we left the reception it was pouring down raining so when I got to my moms to pick up Landon, I looked like a zebra! :)

*I confess that Landon and I had breakfast in bed today. He got out of bed & got his woody and crawled back into my bed. So I turned on Toy Story and brought in a box of Lucky Charms. That was 1 hour and 20 minutes ago... Landon is still sitting in bed eating cereal and watching TV. :)
*I confess that mending a friendship feels great, even though it still hurts.

*I confess that Landon will not say Thank you to save his life. Its always "your welcome". Goof!

*I confess that I am having fish tonight for the first time in years, and I am SUPER EXCITED!!!!!!

*I confess I look 6 months pregnant, and I'm only 3 months.

*I confess that I love my FREE glasses. and today they are having the same promo going on if anyone needs glasses!!!!

*I confess that no matter how hard you try, Some people will never change..and you drift apart for a reason!

*I confess that my child is no longer watching TV and is destroying the house!!!

Have a great weekend everyone!!! :)

Day 14

A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without
my gifts from god, My Family!!






Landon Craig



My Hunka Hunka Burning Love! haha





and of course,
Baby Luke









Thursday, March 24, 2011

Day 13

A picture of your favorite band or artist

This was definitely a tie.
Miranda Lambert

And Lady Antebellum


I do listen to other music other than Country, but Miranda & Lady A have definitely touched me with their music. Whether it be about heartbreak or being a crazy ex girlfriend.. I think every girl can relate to their music! :)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Day 12

A picture of something you love

Honestly, this should say some thingS you love.. because during this pregnancy, there isn't much I don't love.

so let the list begin. here are a few of my all time favorites.


1. A frozen coke. Yep, all that caffeine and all. I haven't had one in soo long and I've been craving one. And my sister told me last night that Burger King has them!!! You know where I'm going today!!!!!!!




2. Of course Cassie and I would have at least one of the same favorite things, I mean c'mon.. who doesn't love Coors Light??? Actually I didn't drink my first entire beer until I was out of High School. I thought beer was the most disgusting thing in the entire world. I guess something on our Cancun trip did it to me, because once we got back I never wanted a fruity, foo foo drink again. I was ready to put on my big girl panties and drink a beer... and this is what the bff handed me And it has been love ever since!!!!


188 days til my due date!!! I. Can. Do. This.



3. Going on road trips on beautiful days. I love getting the girls together, blaring the radio and singing at the top of our lungs going no where in particular. Of course #2 will come along for the ride too!!!!


well whose make my top 3 today.. the list goes on and on...

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Day 11

A picture of something you hate


That my friends is REFRIED BEANS.

Not only do I hate the taste of them, I hate the smell, the texture, the looks, EVERYTHING. And I hate when people I am eating with eat them. I can't watch or I will have to get up and leave the table. Freaks me out! I can't put anything into my mouth that looks like that! YUCK! I am a double rice girl, and if they screw up and put refried beans on my plate, you better believe I pull the "I'm allergic, that's why I ordered it without" card. And I get a fresh new meal with NO refried beans that ever touched my plate!!!

So remember this for next time you eat Mexican with me... double the rice, please. :)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Day 10

A picture of the person you do the most fucked up things with

Honestly, I can hardly think right now because I'm still laughing so hard from Cassie's post. Mr. Ringering, If you ever read my blog, I am truly sorry for calling your glasses goggles in 8th grade. LOL

Ok. Hands down, Cassie Steibel.
Yep, your still Cassie Steibel in my cell phone too. Always will be! :)
She can also be listed on my day #9!
I hope everyone in the world has a best friend like her. She has had my back since I can remember. She has picked me up on days I didn't think my head could lift off the pillow. No matter what we are doing, we have a blast! She can talk a mean game! That's why we are two peas in a pod. She talks the talk, I'll walk the walk! lol

Actually, I take that back.
See picture below......
That is the 1st night Cassie Ann Steibel stood up for herself. and not just with words. She actually stood her ground and wasn't backing down until this girl did. I stood there with my jaw dropped. AMAZED that it wasn't a battle I was going to have to fight!!!!!!!



We have so many great memories!!!
If you asked me to name my top 5 memories of ALL TIME. I guarantee 4 out of the 5 are with Cassie!!!
seriously, who wouldn't want to be us????

Cass- Thanks for being someone I can count on every.single.day of my life! I honestly don't know what I would do without you!


Friday, March 18, 2011

Day 9

A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most

easy peasy!

MY MOMMA!!!

This woman is my backbone! We may not see eye to eye all the time, but what mother/daughter does??

We have had a battles, and she will forever be the one person I can count on for ANYTHING.

I think the reason I have a son is because GOD knew I couldn't handle someone like me. Hard to admit, lol But i don't know how my mom did it.

I remember some of our arguments when I was in High School, they would end in me running to my room as fast as I could...and a shoe goes flying past my head. I remember thinking to myself
"did she really just take off her shoes and throw them at me??" hahaha

She is the strongest woman I know, and I
THANK GOD FOR MY MOMMA!!!!!!

Confession Friday

I confess that our parade & zoo trip didn't turn out like it was suppose to. We ended up in traffic for over 2 hours, and ended up at the park in Columbia! Next week kids, we promise you will see animals!!!


I confess that I ate more for dinner last night than I have in a week! porterhouse, baked potato, corn on the cob, shells & cheese, caesar salad & french bread!! and it was delish!!


I confess that Landon slept in today for the first time in ages. well, 9am! And then I turn around to put his breakfast on the table, and this is what I find...



I confess that Landon isn't potty trained, but I love him running around in big boy undies. Cutest thing ever!!!




I confess that I love my fetal doppler...

I mean, if you could listen to this everyday wouldn't you love it too?!!? :))

video


I confess we have a wedding reception to go to tomorrow, and my lovely dress shows off how pasty white my legs are. not happy about it!! I wanted to go spray tan, but trying to keep Landon calm for 30 minutes isn't likely. Maybe I'll go mystic once daddy gets off work...


I confess that I already have my double stroller and I LOVE IT. well, I haven't used it yet, but I already love it! I hope Landon likes being out of that baby seat in the front, and will love sitting like a big boy in the back.. high hopes.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Day 8

A picture that makes you laugh




This is another tough one!
After Cassie's post yesterday about going through old pictures and her sending me pictures of a couple, she inspired me to sit down yesterday and go through all my old pictures. ommgggg. they are hilarious.
But since I have to keep my blog PG, and I want to keep my bff...


This is the picture I chose....


Little Landon at 8 months old saying "who the hell are these people"

I crack up every time I look at this picture!!! And it is just so crazy how much he has changed in just a short period of time!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

bump update

How Far Along: 12 weeks

Total Weight Gain/Loss: -1.5 lbs. but don't ask me how. within the 24 hours of being weighed in I scarfed down 5 pieces of Papa John's pizza. baha!

Maternity Clothes: pants, yes please. shirts, I'm still OK

Gender: NO idea?!?!?! (I'm thinking BOY)

Movement: Nothing yet.

Sleep: Is getting better, I don't have to pee as often.

What I miss: Ibuprofen!!

Cravings: any cherry flavored soda and pears.

Symptoms: Nothing. Feeling pretty normal

Best Moment this week: hearing the baby on my Doppler at home for the first time, and of course getting my ultrasound! :) My cyst has gone down to about 1/4 of the size it was. Doctor and US tech were both soooo happy!! Whew, what a relief!!!


Baby says Hello Blogger Friends!!! And already sitting so proper with it's legs crossed. :)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Day 7

A picture of your most treasured item
other than my kid... would be
my wedding ring!!!












Did you miss me??

It has been 5 long days since my last blog post.
Thursday evening I was just browsing through ad's on craigslist and BAM!
the computer shut down.
Weird.
I tried turning it back on and I kept getting error messages popping up like crazy!! Let me tell you how unhappy Dane was with me. This is about the 85th virus our computer has had in the past 3 years.
Ugh, NOT MY FAULT!
but I take the blame. I listen to him huff and puff about it for 10 minutes then he doesn't talk to me for a hour. lol Oh the joys of married life. Well anyways. Thank goodness there is a computer genius at the police department because he takes care of all my screw ups. EXCEPT this time the virus wasn't from me. It was from Dane illegal song downloading!! MUAHAHAHAHAHA! You have NO IDEA how happy I was when he told me what the virus was from!!!!! .
Finally, It wasn't ME!! lol
Anyways, I have failed on doing my 30 day picture challenge, my confession Friday, and whatever I might have posted in the past 5 days, so give me a couple days to get caught back up and we will be good to go!!!!
Hope you didn't forget about me while I was away!!!
hehe

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Day 6

A picture of a person you’d love to trade places with for a day


This is probably the hardest one. I can't think of anyone specifically I would want to trade places with.
My life is no where near perfect, but who knows what happens behind closed doors in other peoples homes... I wouldn't want to get caught up in someone else's mess. lol


So anyways, I guess the person I would choose is.....


Yep, Susie Homemaker.
I would love to be her for one day... well, most days!
To be able to get my entire house cleaned, everything organized, a home cooked meal....
just perfect!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Day 5

A picture of your favorite memory


My favorite memory is the day I became a mommy.
Words can't explain the feeling of finally meeting your baby after 9 long months!
From this moment on, my life was forever changed. I learned to love a way I didn't know was possible. The feeling was so overwhelming. I couldn't think straight, I couldn't stop smiling, or crying. There was so much joy that was just brought into my life. It was by far the best thing that has EVER happened to me!!!! And when I looked up at Dane and seen had the exact same expression on his face as mine, I knew we would be OK. I knew our fears of being first time parents were gone! We were going to be okay, we would be just fine!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Day 4

A picture of your night
Let me tell you about my very uneventful evening..
This momma has had a headache every single day since I found out I was pregnant again.

And let me tell you, along with a headache I am very annoyed by everything and very short tempered. Some nights I just want to get in my car and drive. no radio, no talking. just a little piece and quiet. But then I start to feel guilty because I know Landon is only having fun and Dane is trying to entertain him by yelling at the top of his lungs and no matter how many times I say to please quiet down that my head hurts, he doesn't. (venting..)


Anyways, besides the headache.. my night was pretty relaxing. We ate dinner and watched TV. Landon and I cuddled in bed and he fell asleep and daddy left and went for a run.

Its moments like this that I love the most. I don't care how big he gets, He better snuggle with his momma forever!!!


I'm keeping my fingers crossed where one day I can leave the house, just me, enjoy 8 hours to myself. Then come home for 2 hours and then leave again for another hour.

Dream on Momma.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Day 3

A picture of the cast from your favorite show
I don't just have 1..and well this is my blog so I'm putting 3.





1. The Real Housewives of Orange County



2. The Vampire Diaries

3. Teen Mom 2 (and Teen Mom)

Friday, March 4, 2011

Confession Friday

I confess that my child will probably wear diaper until he is 12. he just doesn't know when he is going to the bathroom. well except #2 because he makes "the face". I swear he pees in the bathtub every time and he still looks down like wtf is that. ugh. frustrating!

I confess that when Adrien called her girls "lucky charms" on Tuesday... I went out and bought a box of lucky charms and I've been eating it all week!

I confess that Landon is the absolute WORST kid when we are out to dinner. I don't even know why we try anymore. I couldn't tell you the last time I ate a hot meal at a restaurant when he was along. We left Lotawata Creek last night around 7:30. and I finally got to enjoy my meal at 9 o'clock. once we were home. and it was reheated. :

I confess that people annoy me 10x worse now that I'm pregnant. I've almost told about 10 people to shut up on their facebook. I am so sick of negative people.
OK, harsh. and a lot of people probably don't care what I post either.. but YOUR ANNOYING ME. :)

I confess that I get up to pee at least 3 times in the middle of the night. I don't remember waking up this much when Landon was 7lbs and laying on my bladder.

I confess that I want to chop all of my hair off!!!

I confess that I really really really want to go to Mardi Gras tomorrow. Guess there is always next year.

I confess that my living room is probably destroyed right now because Landon has been running wild during my last 2 post! :)

Happy Friday Everyone! Have a great weekend!!!!

Day 2

A picture of you and the person you have been closest with the longest
My Sister Brandi!Not everyone is lucky enough to have a sister like me! Someone who has had my back my entire life!!!! For example, my first day of kindergarten. I got off the school bus from an exciting first day at school. and I ran up to our neighbor girl and gave her a hug. I was so excited, I just wanted to hug someone. lol well she pushes me down and yells at me. Big sister Brandi gets off the bus and grabs that girl by the hair of her head and LITERALLY swings her around and throws her 5 feet. I knew from then on she would have my back through anything!! LOLWe live about 10 minutes apart, spend at least 4 days a week together and talk on the phone at least 2 hours a day! We have a great friendship that I wouldn't trade for the world!
We are both stay at home mommies and our kiddos are sooo close!
She has 4 BOYS, yes FOUR! She tried and tried for that baby girl, but later on she will be thankful she has those 4 boys to be taking care of her and protecting her!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Day 1

A picture of yourself with ten facts
1. i can't wait to go back to school someday.
2. being a mommy is the best, most rewarding job i have ever had.
3. i am more afraid and nervous about baby #2 than i was with Landon. the thought of having 2 kids scares the hell out of me.
4. i can't keep polish on my fingernails for the life of me. i paint my nails and it is almost all gone within 24 hours because i sit and pick it off. ugh.
5. i am a very jealous person.
6. im loud.
7. i sometimes snort when i laugh.
8. i know i'm going to have another boy, and i only have girl names picked out.
9. i drive fast.
10. i am me, take it or leave it! :)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

weekly update

Wednesdays are usually pretty boring for my blog.
But since I start a new week in my pregnancy,
I figured I would do a update on Wednesdays..
Maybe not every Wednesday..
but we'll see!






How Far Along: 10 weeks!! 1/4 of the way! Woohoo!!

Total Weight Gain/Loss: What I fear. But I won’t know this until next appointment. (March 15)

Maternity Clothes: Are expensive. Ha! My pants are hurting. Half the time I’m wearing long shirts so I can have my pants undone.

Gender: NO idea!

Movement: Nothing yet. I can’t wait!!!

Sleep: Is OK. I'm very tired mid-afternoon, but can’t fall asleep at night. And I get up at least once a night to go to the bathroom. I don’t remember EVER getting up for the bathroom with Landon!.

What I miss: girls nights out. Yes, I can still have these..but they are not the same. Lol and tattoos. I don’t know why, but I'm in the mood to get a tattoo. Could be because I know I can’t? Who knows!

Cravings: Fried pickles from Hooters, any cherry flavored soda and pears!

Symptoms: Nothing really. I still get a little nauseous after some meals, but for the most part I don’t have any, yet.

Best Moment this week: Getting through week 9 was a big week for us. I miscarried Landon's twin sometime during my 9th week, So I felt anxiety all week!

Glad that's over! 210 days to go..but who's counting??