Sunday, January 13, 2013

Daddy & the Dells

Daddy and a couple guy friends took their girls over to Wisconsin Dells this weekend. It was a nice break for momma, and a good experience for daddy. I am anxious to hear how it all went. I wonder if daddy will come home with a new appreciation for mommy, probably not... But I guess it was a good thought!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

First 'Major' Haircut

After numerous questions of, 'mommy, when can I get my haircut'? Mommy finally balls up and said, 'today's the day'. So after school today, we went to get her hair cut. I was thinking a trim, Gabby... not so much. She said she wanted her hair cut short, just below her ears. And since, it's her hair and that's what she wanted, I let her do it. She was such a good girl, she sat there so patiently and listened to the lady when she asked her to tip her head to the side or chin down. She makes momma proud, even if it means chopping all her beautiful hair off (5 inches). But I do have to say, it's looks really nice and she loves it. My baby is all grow-ed up.  :(

Of course, when we got home, she had to apply make up. Thank goodness she has her vanity now so she can see what she's doing. Cause she does it soooo well...  :)  Love you sweetheart!

Friday, January 4, 2013


Wow, it's been a long time since I have written in this blog. No time like the present to start fresh, I guess. Maybe I have new incentive to keep going this time. 

Needless to say, Gabby has been our joy for the past 3 1/2 years. I do regret that I did not keep her blog more current and up-to-date with all the wonderful things she has learned and experienced. And also with all the hilariousness that she adds to each day. 

I am unsure where to start, as I feel like I have to 're-learn' blogging all over again. Guess I should just start with the basics and give a little update. Dave and I keep getting the question: "When are you going to have another baby?" Weird right? It seems like when you are dating, it's: "When are you going to get married?". Then you get married and it's: "It's time to be working on the kids." (Note: the questions turn into statements.) Well, we 'worked', am happy to say that we are still 'working'.  :)  Now that we have Gabby and have been content with Gabby and enjoying every moment with her growing and learning. We are onto the new statement from family and friends: "Time for another one!" Well I guess we just haven't been ready. So, since neither of us have been quite ready, we have still been going to 'work' and I have still been applying extra 'staples to the binding'. (Are ya smellin' what I'm steppin' in?) However, apparently the man upstairs has other plans for us and he let one of the 'staples' loose. Surprised and in shock, neither of us really knew what to think. We cried, well... me more then him (weird, I know). But, as it turns out and as we gave it a bit to sink in, we are both excited, well... me more then him. (I am seeing a pattern here).

After thinking I was close to 2 months along, we had a bit of a scare last week at the doctor. Since we had no clue when conception was, the doctor was under the impression that the pregnancy was (1.) either too early to see anything, (2.) a tubal pregnancy or (3.) a chemical pregnancy. Holy crap, talk about up and down. First, we find out we are (unexpectedly) having a baby, then we have time to let it sink in and get excited about it, then find out it might not even be. (insert punch to the gut) My heart sank. Now, I have to wait a week and one day to go back to the doctor to have another ultra sound and find out what's going on. Tic fricken tok! (no pun intended M. & C. Tok) As it turns out, I found out today Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 that I am 7 weeks pregnant with ONE healthy heartbeat (143bbm) and a guestimated due date of July 23, 2013. I guess that means that we will never be able to celebrate our anniversary again. (July 21)

This post was written earlier and waited to be published until today (Jan.4, 2013). As of today, I am just under 12 weeks so we figure it's 'safe' to announce (since it seems most people know anyway, mostly at the Studio and the Y). I am not scheduled to see my Dr. until January 18, but since I was so sick last week, I was in to see Dr. Creedon last Wed, December 26 only to be diagnosed with Pnuemonia. Dr. Creedon was concerned about the oxygen levels getting to the baby so he wanted to make sure everything was ok. He wheeled in the ultra sound machine, and everything was good. Heart Rate was a healthy 188bbm and he put me 3 days earlier then my last u/s. I guess we will know more on Jan. 18.

Happy New Year everyone!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy 2013

What a fun night, and an even more fun morning. Last night we were able to ring in the New Year with friends, as well as with Gabby. This morning, Gabby decided to slide down the leather furniture making her hair look like its own ball of energy. It was a great laugh! I hadn't laughed that hard in quite some time.

I was able to enjoy the late afternoon with some Yogi friends at my first ever Yoga Mala. One bead for each 108 sun salutations. It was a tough one, especially trying to recover from this pneumonia crap. (Yes mom, I took it easy). But, it was rather amazing, and quite an accomplishment! Feels good to start the year on a good note!

Happy New Year everyone. We are excited... and when I say 'we' I mean more so Gabby... about what 2013 will be bringing to our family.

Now, if this darn mystery fever would leave my child and this chest/head cold garp would leave our house, we'd all be happy campers.