Interesting, My Husband

The good and the bad

I haven’t been able to fit into any pre-pregnancy pants except those that have elastic waistbands.

Brian and I started working out at the gym a couple of weeks ago and trying to eat more healthily.

Because Alex decided to puke on me the other night, my fave black pants, were in the wash and out of commission.

It came time to get ready for church and I realized I had no pants options left. I was scared. I went to try on my “fat” jeans. The jeans that I couldn’t pull up past my thighs when I tried them on last.

I was fearful. I shut myself into my closet and put one foot in. Then the other foot  and pulled, praying for a miracle. Let these jeans please fit me Lord!

They fit, praise God!

Then came time to pull up the zipper. With a lot of hard work, I got it closed. I realized that maybe, if I put on my tummy shaper undergarment, it would work better to my advantage. I took off the jeans and poured myself into the black, tight spandex. I put the jeans back on and the zipping was a much easier task.  Then I went to walk and I looked kind of like a penguin. I needed to do the sit test. I sat on the side of the bed and decided to never try that again.

I took the jeans off, peeled off my tummy shaper and was quite discouraged.

Then, a glimmer of hope. I had an idea and it was brilliant…..

I put on a pair of Brian’s jeans and was pleasantly surprised that they fit and didn’t look to bad either.

So not only was I wearing my husband’s Eagles shirt (the Eagles that let us down in the NFC Championship game. They came so very close.) but also his jeans.

I told him good news, I can fit in my jeans. Bad news, I can’t sit down in them. Good news, your jeans fit me. To which he replied, “YOU’RE WEARING MY JEANS!”

Sharing is caring right 🙂

Oh and I got several compliments from friends at church on my “new” jeans!

Now I just have to keep up the good work, I’ll be back in MY jeans before I know it. Until then, I know I have a great alternative!

Marriage, My Husband

Love

I am truly blessed to have the priviledge of spending the rest of my life with my best friend. I am so in love with my husband. We have our ups and downs as a married couple. Sometimes he makes me so angry I can’t see straight, thankfully those times are few and far between. Sometimes we just go day by day with nothing new or exciting to report. Sometimes I am filled with such a supreme feeling of love that it brings tears to my eyes. Today is one of those days. From stolen kisses to the simple act of making our family hamburgers for lunch, I am so in love with this man. He brought me home a surprise present and I’m pretty sure it is a candy bar. I’m so craving chocolate, and I’m pretty sure that’s what I’m going to get! He is a fantastic father. The fun he has with our children, the laughter. How he works with Brianna on homework and coaches her soccer team. He is Katie’s prince charming. The way he snuggles with Alex. The father and son bonding over football already, so adorable!

My previous entry was kind of depressing. I am confident in one thing though, my husband knows me through and through. Sometimes better than I know myself. I cherish him. I love him. I am beyond thankful to have him in my life.

If you read this, let me know how much you love your husband or significant other. I love reading stories of love. It’s romantic, and I always love reading a bit of romance 🙂

Holidays, My Husband, Pictures, The Kids

Happy New Year!

We spent New Year’s with the Jacob’s. The kids played the night away. The adults ate lots of great food, played pictionary man and mad gab. It was a great night. Alex even stayed up until about 11:30 then nursed to sleep, but woke up to the noise of kids screaming happy new year and horns blowing loudly! The funniest part of the night was when we pulled into our driveway. All the kiddos were asleep. We looked back and Katie had fallen asleep with a piece of celery in her mouth. It was hilarious! Pictures of course.

Holidays, My Husband, Pictures, The Kids

Christmas 2008!

We spent time with Paula and Michael on Tuesday. We had to spend the night at my parents due to ice that night. My Dad fell outside trying to show me just how slick it was. Alex was awake from 1-3am, fussy because of his cold. We hung out in Dwight’s room, he was playing Warcraft and watching Heroes. Brian left to get to the house and then to work. Paula and Michael left around 8am and it took them 1hr to get 3 miles because of the road conditions and accidents. Brian got off work early and picked us up. We went home, got ourselves together and then went to LCC for the Christmas Eve Service. We got there late because traffic outside Walmart was unbelievable, they had shut down the road, because Walmart was trying to close and people kept trying to get inside.  The band did Christmas songs. Then Hilary and Jeff Sloat read a story to the kids. After that Tom did a mini sermon which included picking Alex up and using him as a visual of baby Jesus and why he was sent to us.  It was really powerful.

Brianna tried to get up around 1am, I wasn’t surprised! Brian let her know not to wake us up again until after 6. She and Katie came in at exactly 6:05.  The girls were in awe of all the presents.  Brian read us  “The Newborn King”. Alex’s only interest in the story was trying to eat the book. Then we opened stockings and Santa presents. The last presents to be opened were the treasured American Girl dolls. Brianna was looking worried up until that point, she was sure she wasn’t getting one after Santa fell through. The look on her face is priceless! We took mostly video of them opening up those gifts. We hung out, cleaned up, ate breakfast and then made our way to my parents house. We opened up gifts there, hung out, had lots of food. That is about it. It was a pretty low key Christmas.

I still can’t believe it’s all over. All the planning, shopping, wrapping and it’s over.

I’m slightly depressed actually.

LCC, Life, My Husband

I was resting my eyes…

At least that is what I thought I was doing. Brian said I had bobbing head syndrome, and it looked like I was a puppet being manipulated by Kelly Peters, who happened to be sitting right behind me.

Rick Tawney is going to be the part time cell group pastor and he was the speaker today. The problem wasn’t the message or the way it was delivered. The problem was that Alex woke up at 3am and was hitting me in the face with his little fist and whipping me with his spit cloth! He wasn’t interested in nursing. He was just interested in talking and being wide awake! I finally got up with him around 6:30am. Church had just the right environment for my brain to shut down and try to nod off into dream land. I was absolutely exhausted.

I was wondering why Brian kept nudging me, I thought he was being sweet and rubbing my leg because he loves me, he was just embarrassed by my lack of consciousness!

Knocked Up, Life, My Husband, The Kids

And the clock keeps on ticking..

Today I’m 37wks! Alex can come out whenever he wants now. Brianna came at 40+1 and Katie at 39.. I would rather have him early than be overdue! I’m more than ready to have him out and share him now, plus I can’t wait to see his cute little buns all fluffed out in cloth! I have my appt. today. Last week they started internals and did the GBS test.  I was 0 dilated, firm and long. With my history of doing no change before going into labor I wasn’t surprised!

Brian has a lot going on at work and would like Alex to come anytime now as well so he can take off, LOL.. He is really excited about this little boys arrival and thinks it will be next week sometime.

Brianna’s last day of Kindy is today. I can’t believe it. Where has this year gone? I feel so sad that I wasn’t the best mom I could have been for her this year with being so sick most of it or so uncomfortable and irritable. She’s going to miss her friends, so we’ll have to set up lots of playdates and keep in touch.  Her class had a fieldtrip to the zoo yesterday. I went as well as Katie, my Mom and Dwight (who got layed off 😦 last week I think it was). Brianna really wanted to go with her friend Eden, it was a really laid back trip. So I let her go off with Eden and her Mom and another little girl. She was thrilled. I was walking around like a snail and so uncomfortable anyway and Katie was super whiny. I’m glad that I made her last field trip a fun one, by not trying to be involved LOL.

Katie was done with preschool last week. My poor girl. The reason she was so whiny yesterday was she was getting sick. I thought it was just plain old allergies, but it wasn’t. Had a fever last night of 102. Threw up in our bed and complained of her ears hurting.. I’m getting her into the ped. today. If she has an ear infection that is the 2nd one this year.

Alright, I know I have more to say, but my brain is starting to falter…

Holidays, My Husband

Wii wish you a Merry Christmas!

I am the best wife ever because I got my husband Wii for Christmas.

I got it on ebay Monday. Bid on one with wii play/remote, extra nunchuk and Mario Galaxy, Got it for $465. Not too bad considering retail plus tax would have been $400.. I paid $30 something in shipping and it arrived on Wednesday. The guy who I got it from, he had more auctions just like mine and I was the one who paid the least. Someone paid $530 before shipping!

I returned Brian’s PS2 w/ all it’s games to EB Games, because that had been our plan had we decided to get one. I got $66 for everything. I used my brother’s PS2 as a decoy. I returned Mario Galaxy to Walmart and repurchased it from EB Games with the money from the PS2 sale. We have $8 left over to spend there. My brother gave me cash for the extra nunchuk to give to Brian for Christmas.

I had nightmares of him finding out before Christmas. And all the running around had me ultra grumpy and tired. One of the reasons I didn’t even try to get one at the store, they always had people waiting in line. My one really good chance would have been when they had the huge release at every story, but it was snow and ice, and people had been waiting in line before 6am.. No way could I have handled it LOL..

Then Christmas came, it was the last present of the day. I had it over my parent’s house, as we were going there for Christmas day and I knew that he would want to open it to play right away and I would want to head over to my parent’s.

The look of surprise on his face was priceless and worth all that I went through to get it.

He played all afternoon. I fell asleep and he woke me up to catch a glimpse of my Mom playing the boxing game. It’s a lot of fun and I am really good at bowling and I love Mario Galaxy. I really want the Nights game. As I was a huge fan of Nights on Sega..

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!

Knocked Up, Life, My Husband, The Kids

Please let the sickies go!

I want all this sickness gone from my house, especially before Christmas.

Katie and I have pink eye.

Brianna is getting over pneumonia w/asthma.. She was on zithromax and has to take an albuterol inhaler every 4 hours. She missed 6.5 days of school.

Brian is now sick as well..

On the upside, the last two days morning sickness hasn’t been bad at all.. So hopefully I’m coming to an end of that..

I’ve pretty much been away from the computer, we had internet issues so I was offline for two days and just taking care of everyone and feeling sick myself..

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving..

My Husband, Pictures

My first NHL hockey game!

Brian’s Dad works for a company that does report cards for companies. They have people go in and test things out, like hotels. Well his company was going to test out Nationwide Arena, and his Dad was sending his “testers” tickets to the Bluejackets game. Not everyone could go, so he sent us two tickets. They were $275 a piece! We our own “table”, replay screen, comfy rolly chairs and our own waitress!!! I was seriously spoiled beyond belief! Regular box seats don’t even compare to what we had. It was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!! We ordered lunch from our waitress Connie. Brian just got some chicken fingers. I got a grilled chicken sandwhich. We also had fresh out of the oven chocolate chip cookies. Brian got a beer. I was going to order from the bar but started to get really cold even with Brian’s coat on my legs. So I just got hot chocolate instead. After the game some of the players were going to be signing autographs in our section, so we stood in line for about 45-60 minutes and got some! We got Jody Shelley, Zenon Konopka and Manny Malhotra. Of course we took pictures, I’m even in some!


Waiting for the game to start! The little blue lights in the crowd were from keychain flashlights OhioHealth passed out to people entering the game.


In play, it was awesome to finally be at a game and not just seeing it on TV. Though we are Philly Flyers fans 😉


Blackhawks dominated the game. As you can see, many more shots on goal than the Blue Jackets! And up 3-0!


Face-off after a commercial. It was really funny when a commercial would come on because the players would just stand or skate around like they were bored and singing la-de-da LOL!


I think this was the first fight of the game and it was right in our corner! It was pretty interesting to watch the guys playing and then get pissed at each other and start fighting. My fave is the ref with the orange bands, he’s just standing there with his arms crossed watching LOL.


This was during halftime or something like that. They had two little kid hockey teams out on the ice and it was too cute to watch them. One of them was really good and kept scoring, he was a bit bigger though.


Me taking our picture. I love this once, hence the icon LOL.


Connie took our picture. I like this one because you can see the arena behind us!


Brian. See how it just seems like we are floating. It was kind of a bizarre feeling being completely exposed like that, but also so cool, because it was like we were in our own little world!


Me, and don’t look at my fattness. Seriously I do not look this fat. I think it’s because I have a tanktop underneath my sweater, making me have a uniboob (and my boobs are huge anyway) and then wearing the bulky sweater and being in a seated position. Sigh. I need to work out *wah*


Blue Jackets trying to score.


When we looked over our little piece of glass that you can see in the left hand corner of the pic, we could see one of the cameras and the guy who does the music. He plays some and does some sort of drum machine as well as uses the computer for the songs. It was cool to watch him when he was doing it.


I like this pic, you can see everything!


Another fight LOL.


Zambonis! They would pick two kids at the beginning of a game and they would get to ride out on the zambonis.


When we were waiting in line for autographs the Blue Jacket guy came around. We had to get a picture with him!


Everyone’s gone. The red asterik is where we were sitting!