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Friday, October 29, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 6

I'm a slacker, I know. At least i'm still doing it!

Day 7 - Favorite Movies

Elf - I mean, is this not the best holiday movie ever?

Purple Rain - Prince. 'Nuff said.

Twilight - really is a horrible movie, but I can never turn away if I catch it on TV. I pretty much know all the lines too. It's pathetic.

Just Friends - Hilarious and I LOVE Ryan Reynolds (he was my #1 before Robert Pattinson came into my life. and I love Anna Farris too).

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Happy Anniversary to me!

This is our 8th anniversary together and 3rd being married. :) I love him. He's not perfect, but he's pretty close, and I cannot wait to start this new chapter of our lives together.


Present-ish (this was valentine's day)


Monday, October 25, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 6

Day 6-A picture of something that makes you happy

Baby shower loot! (baby shower post to come)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Day 5-Your siblings

Got busy there, so I've missed a couple days.

Siblings... I have 2 younger sisters and an older brother.

Lindsey and I are only 18 months apart, so we're pretty close.

And here's everyone... Me, Husband, Lindsey, Kimberly, Damien and his wife, Beth. :)

Day 5-Your siblings

Thursday, October 21, 2010

30 Day Blod Challenge: Day 4

I just realized I don't have many pics of my parents and I... so they're both wedding pics.

My mom and I.... we don't have a very good relationship. Never have. We just don't get along very well. I get along with okay now, but when I was growing up it was a different story. The reason I get along with her now, is because I don't have to be aroiund her or talk to her if I don't want to. I can really only handle her and my sisters in small doses. haha!

I'm a daddy's girl. The whole family knows I'm his favorite! He was the first person to touch me when i was born. He literally caught me, and we share a special bond you can say. I'm a lot like my dad. I look like him and have a lot of his personality traits. He's tall, goofy , and forgetful. He's also a 3rd degree black belt and owns two martial arts studios here in AZ.

Day 4-Your parents

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 3

Day 3-Your first love

Oh god. I'm not going to lie, Husband was not my first love. He's my best love, but not first. My first love was in high school. We started dating sophomore year. I really did love him, actually. But he broke my heart. Cheated on me, apparently he was a drug addict (which i had no idea the entire year and 1/2 we were together). He got me to do things I wouldn't. Very bad influence. The break up was soooo dramatic. I was so depressed that I couldn't eat or sleep. I was literally skin and bones for months after the breakup. Like I said, dramatic. haha. I am definitely glad that I experienced heartbreak at a younger age. Couldn't imagine being depressed like that when I would have to go to work every day. It was a learning experience, and I definitely grew from it.

There were a couple other boyfriends in between that I said "I love you" to, but I would have to say that looking back, the first love and Husband are the only ones I really did love. The other two I was just in love with being in love.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 2

Day 2-Meaning behind your blog name

Well, it's pretty self explanitory. Husband's a carpenter, and I'm his wife. Not much to it.

Monday, October 18, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 1

Day 1-Introduce, recent picture, 15 interesting facts

Hi. I'm Amber. I'm 28 years old, married for 3 years this month, have two dogs, 1 cat, and our first baby on the way.

I don't really have that much of a recent picture. I'd say this is most recent, and it's from before the pregnancy. No one needs to see the amount of chins I have going on right now... haha

"Interesting" Facts:

1. I don't find myself to be interesting at all.

2. My BFF Dayna and I have been friends since the 2nd grade. That's 7 years old, so we've been friends for 21 years. Wow! Love her, she's like a sister to me.

3. I was a cheerleader. Shocking, I know. Well actually it was the Spirit Team. Which meant that we were cheerleaders and pom dancers all in one. I cheered starting 8th grade, and all the way up the middle of senior year, when I was actually kicked off the team because the new coach did not like me. It was my life. I loved it, and dammit I was good at it! I was doing both JV and Varsity my freshman year! Being kicked off was devastating to me. I had invested so much time in that damn squad, and when we got a new coach, she decided she didn't like me, so she came up with this demerit system. If you get x amount of demerits you'd be kicked off. She would give me a demerit for not having my freaking hair bow in right! Seriously! She didn't give ANYONE else demerits. She didn't enforce any of her stupid rules to anyone else. She had it out for me. Yep. I'm still bitter and hate that evil bitch. haha I also danced starting freshman year, so after getting kicked off cheer, I put all my focus into dance. I was actually a choreographer for my class.

4. I have this irrational fear of ghosts, or being possessed by the devil or something. I always think my house is haunted at every single little crack it has at night. I think this started when I watched the Exorcist at a way young age.

5. Even though I have said irrational fear, I LOVE scary movies. Bloody gory are my favorite. Love cheesy, old, vampires, ghosts, zombies etc. Any scary movie! Love.

6.I have a tween obsession with Twilight and Robert Pattinson. I'd probably leave my husband for RP. ;)

7. I am an Arizona Native. One of the few. I would LOVE to experience living in a different state. I hate it here. I'm sick of the ugly, dry desert. I'll probably never leave though. Husband likes it here, we have a house, and we are starting our family. I couldn't take my kids away from their family. Oh well.

8. Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday. I'd take it over Christmas any day.

9. I am always late. ALWAYS. I usually run about 10 minutes behind. Don't ever expect me early. I'm sorry in advance. I don't do it on purpose, I promise! I'm also assuming I'll be even later once I have a kid to get out the door. Sorry!

10. I am a daddy's girl. He still calls me "Princess".

11. I have 6 tattoos

12. I love Taco Bell. It's really the only fast food I will eat. Maybe Wendy's but I have to really be in the mood for that.

13. I would love to be a stay at home mom. It's my dream job. Unfortunately, that's all it is, a dream. We can't afford to have me stay home. Stupid bills.

14. I'm very unorganized. I can tell you where something is hidden underneath a pile though. If Husband cleans and moves it where it should belong, it gets lost.

15. I have an eyebrow obsession. I always notice when someone's eyebrows are overplucked, bushy, shaped weird. Just get them waxed people! It's the best way to keep them nice and shaped well. It will make your face look so much better.

Friday, October 15, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge anyone?

So I was looking at random blogs, and I came across a blog called Katie's Journey. I never have much to say on this blog, and so if I updated it as much as I wanted to, it'd be even more boring. So I thought I'd spice it up with Katie's 30 Day Blog Challenge. Seems easy enough. Here's what it entails:

Day 1-Introduce, recent picture, 15 interesting facts
Day 2-Meaning behind your blog name
Day 3-Your first love
Day 4-Your parents
Day 5-Your siblings
Day 6-A picture of something that makes you happy
Day 7-Favorite movies
Day 8-A place you've traveled to
Day 9-A picture of your friends
Day 10-Something you're afraid of
Day 11-Favorite tv shows
Day 12-What you believe
Day 13-Goals
Day 14-A picture you love
Day 15-Bible verse
Day 16-Dream house
Day 17-Something you're looking forward to
Day 18-Something you regret
Day 19-Something you miss
Day 20-Nicknames
Day 21-Picture of yourself
Day 22-Favorite city
Day 23-Favorite vacation
Day 24-Something you've learned
Day 25-Put your iPod on shuffle, first 10 songs
Day 26-Picture of your family
Day 27-Pets
Day 28-Something that stresses you out
Day 29-3 Wishes
Day 30-a picture

Wanna join me? go go!

Third Trimester Update

Well, I'm a good two weeks into my third trimester! Woopie! She'll be here before I know it! I'm at the end of my 29th week. Finally going to be out of the 20's and into the 30's. It's starting to feel real. Like, OMG I'm going to have a baby in two months! I'm going to be called Mom from now on. Crazy! I'm super excited though. I cannot wait to see my little girl and hold her in my arms.

We had a doctor's appointment this week. She's weighing in a 3lbs 2oz in my 29th week. Doctor said that's in the 75-85 percentile. Yikes! He said that if i go full term she'll be close to 9lbs. As of now, the plan is to induce on December 13/14th (he said come in the evening of the 13th and i should have her the 14th). I'll be 38 weeks that week, so she'll be considered full term.

Now inducing was not my first choice. I would really love to experience the whole going into labor, rushing to the hospital, yelling at my husband to drive faster thing. I'm on the fence about inducing. On one hand I want to listen to my doctor. I trust him, and hell I would be lying if I said having her here before Christmas does not sound super duper appealing. That would be awesome. On the other hand, I've been getting all these opinions that are confusing me to no end. Especially from my femi-nazi mother. But i won't even go there... Nothing is set in stone at this point anyway. We will reevaluate in a month. They'll measure her again and see where she is, and we'll go from there. Either way I'll do what I think is best for me and my baby. I do not have gestational diabetes, however, I do have a glucose intolerance. Basically that means I'm pre-diabetic, which is why she is running big. Kinda like how GD babies are big. So we'll see.

We did the 3D ultrasounds this week as well. Unfortunately girlfriend was not cooperating. She was facing backwards (her face was to my back), and wouldn't turn around. Here's what we got, but she's all squished so it's hard to tell what she really looks like.

How far along? 29 wks

Total Weight Gain? up 27lbs total.

Maternity Clothes? yep

Stretch Marks? the same ones I've had for a while now. No new ones on my tummy. They are getting thicker though and they itch like a bitch!

Sleep? I think I'm near the end of my great sleep. I wake up every 2 hours to pee. Then around the 3AM potty break, Lily needs to potty too, so I let her out, pee, get water, and then let her back in. By that time I'm WIDE awake! Then I lay in bed tossing and turning for 2 to 3 hours. It happens at least twice a week. Moving from side to side is getting harder too.

Best Moment This Week? Seeing my baby girl on the 3D ultrasound, even though we couldn't see her well.

Movement? Same ol. I'm getting less kicks and more just moving around. She's probably getting cramped.

Food Cravings? nothing healthy and everything that's going to make me fatter.

Gender? GIRL!!!!

Labor signs? no effing thank you!

Belly Button? I think it may be on it's way out...

What I Miss? Sex. Not knowing what heartburn is.

What I Am Looking Forward To? my baby shower next Sunday! Getting everything ready (nursery, hospital and diaper bag, etc).

Milestones? Third Trimester!