Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
I'm not going to lie but the first three months have been rough at times but it is all worth it and more. The nauseousness, exhaustion and constipation is definitely something I can do without. Sorry if that was too much info. My belly is already to starting to look like a beer gut. Thank goodness it's a baby and not beer that's in there. I am so weird.
Some of you know that we were on fertility medications. Definitely not fun at all. Lots and lots of needles. Thank goodness Nick was able to give them to me because I couldn't do it. The whole experience was an emotional and physical roller coaster. I think the worst part about it was not knowing if anything was ever going to work. I would be so devastated if I couldn't have children. Thank goodness it worked the third time because our next option was In-Vitro and that process is so evasive and crazy.
I found out on Sept. 4th. I had to go in for bloodwork and wait 6 hours for the nurse to call me with the results. It was the longest 6 hours of my life. I went visiting teaching that day and of course the nurse called when I was in the middle of it and I didn't hear my phone. I quickly called her back when I got home. I wanted to be by myself when I got the news. Of course she didn't pick up and I had to leave a message. Waiting for the call back was so painful. I was praying, walking around the house aimlessly, turning the TV off and on. The cats were looking at me like I was crazy. Finally my phone rang. Here we go, I thought. The nurse said, "Hello, we got your test results and it came back positive." "Congratulations, you are pregnant." This is verbatim. I didn't know what to say but fight back the tears. As soon as I got off the phone, I said a prayer through my tears. I couldn't stop smiling.
I went to Hallmark and got Nick a frame that said, "Anybody can be a Father but it takes someone special to be a Dad." Then I rushed to his work. I waited in the parking lot for him to come out. I tried not to smile too much when he came out but that is very hard for me to do. I barely got the words out and he knew. He picked me and gave me the biggest hug and kiss. I have never seen him so happy and excited and I will never forget his expression. It was so adorable. We kept kissing each other over and over.
Then it was off to tell my parents. On the way, I thought of my grandmother and said a little prayer to her. I wish she was here to experience all of this with me. I know she would be so proud to be a great grandmother. Love you Mommom!
When we got to my parents I hid in the dinning room because my parents weren't home yet. Nick talked to them when they got home for a little and then I jumped out. Of course they knew before I said anything. I can never get the words out fast enough. They are so excited to finally be grandparents. I was their only chance and I pulled through for them. Go me. Oh ya, and Nick too. Couldn't have done it without him. :) I hope that I can be as perfect of a Mom as my Mom is.
Then we called Momma and Papa C. Nick is so funny. His Mom totally knew at first too. She said, "You guys are going to have a baby." I think Grandparents are part psychic or something. Nick said no Mom that's not what I was going to tell you. "I wanted to tell you that I lost my wallet, Missy lost her keys, which I never found by the way. He went on and on. At last he says, "Oh ya and Missy is pregnant." He is always trying to be a comedian. They were so happy for us. I can't wait for them to come out and visit!
Hopefully my next blog entry will have some pictures and announce the sex of the baby!!!
Monday, August 31, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
We finally have grass and a some foliage. I love that word.
Friday, August 7, 2009
I am really excited to make more. I love finding vintage fabric with cute floral designs. My next big goal is to make a quilt. My friend Kelly McCaleb is my idol and I hope to make cute quilts like her's one day. I am going to follow your quilting directions Kelly so I may have a few questions if you don't mind.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
She loves to race up the steps and slide across the floors. She pushes the other cats out of way when its time to eat. Thank goodness they all get along. Butters is very gentle with her but Maddie doesn't give her any slack. She full body slams her when she wants to. It is hilarious. I love how each cat has their own unique and quirky traits. Maddie loves to look at herself in the mirror and now Opal is starting to do it. She looks up to her big sister.
Maddie loves to sleep under the covers with us too which is nice in the winter time. We have our own personal electric blanket. Butters is obsessed with the garage and cries all the time to go out there. He always falls asleep on the lawn mower. It's because he's a man. :) Opal loves to suck on blankets. She will hang out with us for hours on the couch as long as she has her green blanket. They are so funny and that's why I love them. One more thing, Nick cleans the litter box so I don't have to worry about that nasty part. Thanks Nicholas!!
She is definitely bad when she wants to be. Our poor screen. She loves to try to catch some buggies. Yum.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Ok, back to gardening and beautiful flowers. I'm slowly learning all the exquisite flowers out in the world. They have such crazy names. I'm trying to remember all of them but those who know me, I have a terrible memory. Here are a couple of flowers that I absolutely love. This is Viola. My friend Kelliann gave me these flowers. They were so sad looking at first but look at it now. It is so beautiful. I guess I have somewhat of a green thumb.
My goal is to add different types of perennial flowers each year to our edge of our woods. I can picture it now, all different types of flowers that are the colors of the rainbow. Our grass looks beautiful, thanks to Nicholas Ivan. He is lucky to have a sit down lawn mower from Dad. I wish I could help but I would probably mess it up or run into a tree like I did when I was younger. :)
Here is some basil from my herb pots. I made pesto with it. My other friend Kelly from Utah has the best recipes on her blog so all the credit goes to her. It turned out really well. It was delicious. I put mushrooms and peppers on the pasta too. The only problem is when I cut the basil, I cut all the leaves and you are only supposed to cut the bottom leaves or they won't grow back anymore. Minor mistake, hehe. Kelliann said that they may grow back but nothing yet. I guess no more pesto for now. You live and you learn.
My Mom and I used to go strawberry picking when I was younger. Good memories. I remember picking one and eating two. Jersey strawberries are soooo delicious. Buying them from the store just doesn't compare. Here are some strawberries I picked with Kelliann. It has been awhile. I can't wait to take my kids one day.
I have never been cherry picking before. These weren't as delicious as the strawberries but the trees were so beautiful. We took so many pictures. I want to frame the picture on the left. This is in the middle of one of the trees. So much fun. I love the Garden state!
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Speaking of my Nicholas, have I shared with you that I love him so much and am so proud of him. He just finished his second semester in his Business Management degree and has gotten A's and B's. He is working so hard. I don't know how he does it sometimes with the responsibility of owning a house, work and putting up with me. He is pretty amazing. I keep asking him if he wants to take a break but he wants to go straight through. We recently went to a meeting at Rowan University for their MBA program and he has decided that he wants to go for it. I know he can do it. He's such a hard worker. I always brag about him. I can't help it. He is so humble that I need to make up for it.
The house is coming along. Each week, I have a list of things to get done. We have come a long way. Once again, I love decorating. It is so much fun. A little expensive but so much fun. I have decided that I need to stop and concentrate on a garden. I am coming to love gardening. Mind you I am very new at it and still need to learn a lot but I can definitely see the potential of it becoming a hobby for me. I just started tomatoes, lettuce, and peppers. I hope I don't kill them. This weekend I want to plant some spices.My friend Kelliann is into organic fruits and vegetables and has inspired me to eat healthier and organically as much as possible. She is now Vegan which takes so much dedication and obedience. I don't know how she does it. I look up to her. I can't imagine giving up pizza and ice-cream. Nick and I have decided to work on being Vegetarians with meat once and a while. So I guess you could say we are partial vegetarians or just people trying to eat better. hehe. It is going well. I have been making vegetarian quasidillas, tacos, and pasta. I really do believe that cancer is caused by the pesticides that are put in our food. Hopefully one day my garden will produce most of the fruits and vegetables that we need. I will keep you posted.
School is going well. I really do love my job. I've decided that this is the first job I have really fully enjoyed. I love that I feel like I'm making a difference and helping my students and fellow teachers. The kids are so cute and funny. Of course there are a few that you want to beat over the head but other than that I love teaching them new things and learning from them as well. My boss is having me give workshops to the teachers now once a month. Teaching your co-workers is a different story. I get so nervous in front of them. I'm so afraid that they are going to ask me a question that I don't the answer to or run out of things to teach them. I just taught them yesterday. It went really well but it takes so much out of me. I was so exhausted after that I passed out on the couch for three hours. I think I have one more to go till summer so that is good.
We are so blessed. We have such wonderful Families. We don't know what we would do without them. We wish we were closer to Nick's family, maybe one day we can convert them to the East. :) Miss you guys!! We just found out that Chris is coming out to visit. We are so excited about that. I can't wait to show him around Jersey. It will be nice.
Ok, I am tired. Time to go to bed. Hope you enjoyed reading. I'm not the best writer so I hope it wasn't too tough to read. Till next time!
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
It was nice to get dressed up for dinner each night and not having a care in the world. We really needed this vacation and will probably need another one real soon. hehe.It was definitely tough to come home to snow and work.