Wednesday, January 30, 2008

~Belly Pics~

Tonight before dinner at Jay's (which by the way was de-lish) i noticed a rash on my belly. My belly in general has been itching extremely bad since this weekend. Come to think about it, there's always something itching, like my foot right now. Anyway, all I can think of is that maybe I was scratching there too hard. There are no bumps, it's smooth. I just never really noticed that area itching. Probably so though! After I took my belly pics tonight, I thought I'd add a few of the others that I had from earlier. Happy Mardi Gras!

15 weeks with rash

14 weeks

12 weeks

11 weeks

Friday, January 25, 2008

What A Morning!

Well, as everyone knows, this morning was very icey and nasty. On my way to work I noticed that ther was already a wreck on the overpass, and there was no traffic moving. They were adding sand/salt to the road. I hate to have this weather. Most of us Louisiana people don't have a lot of experience driving in this condition. So I head through town trying to get to work safely (and on time). I am sitting at the red light on Alabama waiting to turn left when someone hits me from behind! GREAT!! What a way to start a morning! Thankfully, we were all ok. It was a young girl that hit me and she had a few other girls in there with her. It really just scared the mess out of me. There was a trooper off duty that saw it happen. The girls were trying to get to school and it was pretty much 8:00, and I think she may have just been going too fast and she said that her brakes locked up on her. My airbags didn't pop out, so I didn't consider it a hard hit. Just scarey and unexpected. I am just thankful that it wasn't worse. So, now we have to wait until the police report will be ready....Monday! So until then I have a bum car. It's driveable, and it doesn't look like there's much damage, it just sounds like crap. I had to move it and I thought the whole car was going to fall apart like a cartoon. Of course it wasn't that bad, but hey! I have a pic for you. The bumper is all scratched up and cracked. The spare tire underneath is about to fall off and the pipe thingy is hanging down. That's all that we know is wrong as of right now.

Dr. Appointment # 3

Although the wait was pretty long, the visit was really short. But extremely exciting. I did the usual when I got in. And to my suprise I'd only gained 2 lbs. May be a lot to some people, but perfect for me. I just knew going in after this month, that is was going to be BAD! I guess since I've had a little "morning sickness" come back, that helped. Then Chris and I were able to see the doctor and hear the heartbeat for the first time. It was great! 164 beats a minute (I guess that's what they call it). It definately made the whole "Mommy and Daddy" thoughts real. We'll find out on February 22 (Chris and my birthday.....just to remind everyone) exactly what type of bun we have in the oven. BOY? or GIRL? We can't wait to find out, we just need to get a start on names. Still open for suggestions!! Have a great weekend! (here's a pic from last night, my belly looked huge, it's amazing how sometimes especially after you eat it sticks out further)

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Our First Fireplace

When Chris and I were in town yesterday, we decided to stop by Lowe's. I love going there. When we walked in, we noticed that all of their fireplace mantel, inserts, logs and more were 50% off. Chris has been bugging me for a long time about putting in a ventless gas fireplace, so this seemed like his perfect opportunity to persuade me. So we left with the mantel, and insert, all we have to get is a log set for the inside. They didn't have anymore of them. Although, I'm not quite sure where we will put it, I'm actually quite excited about it. It should heat up to 1,100 sq. feet. Hopefully this way, the electricity bill will not be quite as high. And...we will be able to hang stockings on the mantel....that makes me even more excited. Chris is already trying to decide what he will tell his kids when they ask how Santa came in through the fireplace, when we have no chimney! You should've heard his ideas. I'm going to have to let him figure that one out!

mantel finished

now, where to put it