Thursday, July 31, 2008

Well, it's not a puppy

We had our ultrasound today, apparently, the girl in the office wrote the wrong day on my reminder card (so it wasn't yesterday, like I had written on my calendar). It looks like we have a very healthy baby. The profile looks the same as my other two kids and the ultrasound tech kept looking at the baby's heart and saying how perfect and beautiful it was. So, it has a very healthy heart and other organs and that's about it. It is very active and likes to have it's hands right next to it's face. I am measuring right on and the really good news was there is only one. I always worry due to how large I get that there may be more than one. There's always only one, I shouldn't worry. I'll try to get some of the ultrasound pictures up another day. My mom was here the last two days and we did some major work on our yard, I'll have to get pictures of that as well. I do seem to be feeling a ton better and I'm not swollen at all. I think being home in my own bed, not traveling in a car forever and eating the right foods has made all the difference.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Happy Birthday Cakes!!! And we're home, we're home!!!

Happy Birthday Cakes!! We are so glad you are a part of our family, it just wouldn't be complete without your cute happy face.


Our trip went pretty well. We left around 7 am on thursday and got there in about 7 hours with stops. The kids did pretty good up until the last hour or so. Then they were done. Sushi was about done by then as well. We got to the hotel and checked in and went to visit Sushi's grandma. Then we went to dinner with his Aunt and Uncle and two of his cousins. After that we went back to the hotel and the pool then bed. The next day we had lunch with Sushi's family then visited with Sushi's grandma again and went to see Wall-E. Then we had a BBQ with my cousin and her kids and my Aunt. Saturday we went to Sushi's family reunion and visited again with his grandma and then went back to the hotel and played in the pool with Three of Sushi's cousins and one of sushi's cousin's daughters. It was really nice for the kids to meet some more of their family. Sunday we woke up late (we were going to go to church with my cousins but everyone was up way too late the night before playing in the pool) and went to visit with Sushi's grandma one more time and while we were there, Cakes started puking, we had planned on having lunch with my cousin and her family but our plans obviously changed. We had left Cakes' blanket at my cousin's house so we stopped by K-Mart and got a bucket, a couple of pairs of PJ's and some childrens tylenol (she was running a fever). Then we got her blanket and started driving home. Thankfully, no more throwups on the way home but a very sick little girl. We got home around 10:30 sunday night and put everyone into bed. I have had to take it easy the last few days because I am exhausted and my legs and ankles are crazy swollen. My ultrasound is tomorrow and I'll be letting you know how that goes tomorrow. Sushi took his camera and it wasn't pulled out too often but I will post what pictures we have when I get his camera. Well,that pretty much sums up our very exciting trip, we're glad to be home but it was fun to meet family I haven't met before and visit with Sushi's grandma, who knows how much longer she will be around. I'll let you know how tomorrow goes!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Are we there yet????


Sushiboy, Superwoman, Cookiemonster, and Cakes will be gone until Sunday night. Meeting them at their location will be Big Sister and Big Grizz. They don't have the state holiday off that sushi does so they will be coming up later. We are going to a family reunion. . . yeah, we were hoping for something more exciting too but that's why were going. This is the one time of year that we take our kids to stay in a hotel and the kids are SOOOO excited. There is a pool and cable and anything you want for breakfast. I'm not real thrilled about a 6-7 hour drive in my current condition but what can you do??? It should be fun, the reunion is for sushi's family and I will get to meet a lot of family that I haven't met in the last eight years of marriage. We also will see my Aunt and Uncle as well as my cousin and her kids. That part I am looking forward to, I really enjoy their company. So, I know, I know, you are wondering how you will carry on without my presence but, you will just have to figure it out. I'll be sure to take pictures and update you on how the trip went! See you monday.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Half Way Done!!!!!

20 weeks down, 20 weeks to go. That's right, I've reached the half way point. Too bad I look like I should be delivering any day now. I'm starting to get the "are you SURE you're not having twins" questions. To which I smile even though I feel like smacking the person and say "nope, it's just one, I just have huge babies and carry all out front and have two hernia's that will need to be fixed after baby comes". Let the fun begin. On the bright side I'm starting to get sympathetic smiles at the gym instead of looks like "man lady, you come here every day and you just keep getting fatter". It's a good thing these kids are worth it because I gotta tell ya, I don't love the process to get them here. You would have thought that going to the gym every day would be showing more!!! Enjoy the pics, more will come in the future and I guarantee you will be amazed!



Thursday, July 17, 2008

Memory Game

Memory Game

Picked this up at my friend Lisita’s blog. Thought I might join in.

1- As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn’t matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember
2- Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It’s actually pretty fun to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I’ll assume you’re playing the game and I’ll come to your blog and leave one about you. If you don’t want to play on your blog, or if you don’t have a blog, I’ll leave my memory of you in my comments.

Stupid Pregnancy Dreams


Ugh, I really hate pregnancy dreams, they make no sense and just creep me out. I always have very vivid strange dreams and I really don't like it. Last night I dreamed that my best friend Ally was marrying my old high school boyfriend. For some reason Sushi wasn't there and I had to be right in the thick of things, dealing with her, his parents, their friends, etc, etc, etc. all by myself. And I think I was pregnant. My most beautiful state. (stated sarcastically, I really am not the cute tiny pregnant woman, I get huge, and puffy and NOT cute) The really crazy part of this dream is that both people, Ally and the boy are happily married, I don't care that he's married, I'm happy for him. I'm really glad I didn't marry him, Sushi is perfect for me and I couldn't get anyone better. WTH???? I hate dreams like this. Yet another thing I love about being pregnant.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Long week and weekend

WHEW! Some weeks just wear you out. Last week we took my sisters back, then I left the kids at my mom's because Sushi and I had won a free nights stay at a local bed and breakfast. We used to go to B & B's all the time, the more kids we get, it seems the less often we go. But I digress. There is a restaurant that we have wanted to try for a long time but it looked a little swanky so we hadn't. We decided to give it a try. It was SO good. So expensive but good. Sushi tried duck for the first time. I had a bite, wasn't that impressed but I am a hard person to impress with meats. He loved it. I had a chicken cordon bleu type dish that had proscuttio instead of ham. We also decided to try the crab cakes. They were quite possibly the best crab cakes I've ever had. We spent about $100.00 with the tip and decided we'll have to go back when Sushi graduates or something. Like I said expensive but it is so fun to do crazy things like that every once in a while. After our nights stay at the B&B we headed up to my parents house so I could go with them to a reunion in Idaho. I did have a show scheduled for saturday so I wasn't going to be able to go but she canceled at the last minute. It drives me a little crazy when people cancel at the last minute without a really good excuse (I'm sorry, I had a long week and I'm too tired isn't a good excuse, I take time out of my schedule and plan to be there for you, you should have the same curtosy after you commit to a day). Anyhow, her cancelation allowed me to go up to the family reunion. When I got to my parents I did some marathon cooking. I cooked sloppy joes, chocolate chip cookies, strawberry pie, fruit salad, and pasta salad all within about an hour and a half. These were the things my mother needed help with so I did this while she cleaned her house. This is usually a really fun reunion, we stay at a very primitive cabin the night before and then we all get together and have lunch the next day at my aunts house. This time around, it was extremely cold, I was sleeping on an air mattress on the ground and my kids were grumpy little skunks. It was really hard to get enough sleep. I did have fun but have spent the last few days trying to recover. I was so grateful to Licorice Stick Lady for stepping in at the last minute to cover me for my church calling. I teach the music for the primary kids (ages 3-11) and at the last minute she prepared and took care of music for me. What a great friend I have! Oh and BTW, 19 weeks down, 21 to go. Almost half way there!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Water Park exhaustion


My two teenage sisters are staying with me because my Mom is in Michigan helping my sister with her new baby. We decided to go to our local water park yesterday. The kids and I have season passes and so we go quite often. Usually for a few hours, mabey three or four and then we go home. I don't feel bad going for just a little while because we can go back tomorrow if we want to. Well, since we actually had to pay the outrageous price for my two sisters and cookie was actually able to go on the slides (pregnant women can't go on the slides and besides, what would I do with cakes while I took him? She's too short)we stayed a little longer than usual. By a little longer I mean ALL DAY. We seriously got there around 12:30 or so and left around 7:30. Then we came home and reheated my birthday dinner (roast, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, rolls, leftover salads from our july 4th picknick.) and washed the chlorine off our bodies. After dinner, baths, reading books and stuff we all got to bed late. All of us slept late today. All of us are walking around like zombies today. All of us are sunburned (even though we kept putting on sunscreen). We had a great time but as my mother says, "he who dances must pay the fiddler". I guess today we're paying the fiddler.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Happy Birthday


Yeah, Happy Birthday to me. It is on this day around 30 years ago that my mother finally gave birth to me. She went into labor watching the fireworks on the 4th and the nurse proceeded to say "Plop, plop, fizz, fizz, oh what a relief it is". Yep, that's right, my birth was immediately followed by an alkaseltzer commercial line. Makes you feel good right? Happy Birthday also to my friend Karen who also happens to have married a man by the same name as sushiboy, gotten married on the same day as sushi and I and also has a boy then a girl and is currently pregnant as well. I'm pretty sure though that she didn't have an alka seltzer commercial quoted at her birth!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July!


I am so thankful we live in the wonderful country we live in. We are so blessed to have the freedoms we have and I am gratful to all the men and women who have given their lives so we could have them. Happy Birthday America!


Eight Things I Have A Passion For:
1. Cooking- but not if I HAVE to, I hate having to make dinner, if I GET to make something fun then I love it.
2. My Family – all of them
3. Music-I love to sing and would love to one day take some lessons. I’m not so sure I have the greatest voice but I think I could be pretty good with some training.
4. My home- I really feel it’s a reflection on me. I want it to feel comfortable and welcoming at all times. Of course right now it reflects that I’m a mess but that will change in a few hours!
5. Gardening- I want my yard to be a heaven on earth and I love a well kept up yard. I guess this comes from my mother who has accomplished this feat.
6. Dancing- love love love to do ballroom, luckily, sushi does as well!
7. Foreign Cultures and Cuisine
8. Reading- not enough time to do this, when I read I get totally sucked in and I pay for it by playing catch up for a few days.

Eight Things I Would Like To Do Before I Die:
1. Travel the world – what an amazing place! I want to see it all
2. Finish my degree- I worry what we would do if something happened to sushiboy, how would I support three kids?
3. Have no debt , die with all my bills paid
4. Become a Pampered Chef director and help our family with income.
5. Be able to do crafts again- I love to crosstitch and I recently discovered quilting, I also love to tollpaint.
6. Contribute something meaningful to the World, doesn't need to be big, if it is a legacy that helps out my kids it will be enough.
7. Get my stomach muscles back as well as get to my healthy weight. I weigh more that I look like I do, got to change that as much as is healthy.
8. Do the expansion on our house, either that or get our dream house, it could happen very easily in our current house with an expansion, just not sure it would be worth the cost. We don’t want a huge house, just a tiny bit bigger.

Eight Things I Say A Lot:
1. "I guess I need to take away priviledges"
2. "I said stop"
3. "I love you"
4. "I’m tired"
5. "I must be crazy, why are we having another one?"-(we really do love our kids and are glad to have them, this is only when one is throwing a tantrum.)
6. "Is it 8:30 yet?"
7. "I guess I better get going"
8. “Hello, this is Superwoman with the Pampered chef, I was just calling to see if you would like me to come to your home and host a show so you can earn free products” – at least three or four times a day.

Eight Books I Have Read Recently:
1. Twilight
2. The Book of Mormon
3. The Host
4. Lord of Chaos
5. New Moon
6. Eclipse
7. Two different childrens books every night
8. Conception, Pregnancy and Birth

Eight Movies I Have Seen Eight Times:
1. Pretty much all the Disney Princess movies- mabey not in full but they are on once a day.
2. Happy Gilmore
3. The Princess Bride
4. Any barbie movies same as #1, cakes watches one or the other.
5. White Christmas – with Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye, great show.
6. A Muppet Christmas Carol
7. Fiddler on the Roof
8. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Eight Bloggers I'll Tag
1. Bon
2. Cheer 34
3. Scarlet Spider
4. Amy at Mishmash
5. licoricestick lady
6. Karen
7. Mel
8. Whoever else wants to.