Monday, March 27, 2006


Here is the latest picture of my belly:

22 Weeks

The furniture has been ordered and should be here next week. The bedding has been ordered and should also be here next week. Things are coming together in the room. Mike and I still have to finish painting, put up blinds and the closet organizer. My brother has to put in a light and ceiling fan. The goal is to have the room done by June 1st. We shouldn't have a problem with that.

I've finally started feeling Ella kick. She's finally strong enough for me to feel her on the outside moving around. It's kinda creepy, in a good way. Everyday it still amazes me that this little being is being created inside of me.

Does it make me completely nuts that I'm excited that Mike is going out of town tomorrow and I have the day off and my plan is to clean out the kitchen cabinets?
I'm starting to think so!!!

Saturday, March 25, 2006


Update: 15mins and $220.06 later and I have heat. I can't believe that in 15mins the guy got my heat working. Not that I care, I would have paid whatever he wanted....It is already warmer in here.

As I was getting up this morning around 5:30am to pee for the 50th time (this is what happens when you are preggo), I noticed that is was really chilly in the house. I woke Mike up and asked him to go check on the heat. He said, "It must be really cold outside." I told him it's too cold in here, somethings wrong. He finally gets up, goes downstairs and then down to the basement. He was down there for awhile and curiosity got to me, so I piled on a bunch of clothes, shoved my feet in my slippers and shuffled down there. Apparently our pilot light was out, I told him to light it. He says its not the kind you light, its self-ignighting.

We called the repair man and I'm now waiting in this freezing house while Mike got to leave and go sit in a warm class room. They are charging us $160 bucks an hour because it's Saturday. Why couldn't this freaking thing have gone out 2 days ago?

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Fridge Magnets...

First day of Spring......

Today was the first day of Spring and we were hit with a snowstorm. Sleet, Rain, Snow the whole sloppy mess. We haven't had a decent snow all year and the first one we get is on the first day of Spring. I'm hoping that Mother Nature got that out of her system and we can now start having warm and sunny days. Mike took this picture out the front door last night:

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Ella's Room

Here is the picture of what Ella's room will look like. It will be almost identical to the picture. The furniture we are getting is almost the same color and the walls are the already the tan color:

Friday, March 17, 2006


Yesterday was our 20 week office visit and anatomy ultrasound. They check to make sure all of the organs are formed correctly and that the baby has all the parts it is supposed to have. While we were in there the Sonographer asked us if we wanted to know the sex, of course we said, even though we already knew.

(If you don't already know we had gone into the 3D place about 3 weeks prior and was told it was a boy.)

She looked around for a minute and said, "congratulations, It's a defiantly a Girl!"

Mike and I both got that the deer in the head light look and I started stammering....Uh, Uh, Uh. Then I told her what we had done and showed her the pic of the "Boy Parts." She says, "Well, if I had looked at these, I would have said it was a girl with her hand between her legs." Mike and I were in totally shock and I made her look 4 more times before I was satisfied. She told us that she never says 100% but if it was her Ultrasound, she would go home and paint the room pink!

So our little man has turned into a little Lady! Alex James is now a Ella Marie and we have a ton of work to do. We started re-registering last night and now we have to pick out bedding and repaint the room!!

Here are the pictures:

Ella's girl parts

Ella's Profile

Ella's Foot

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Animal Abuse...

For those that know my cats.....


Week 20....half way there

Before, Mexico Sept 2005

OMG!!! What the hell happened to my belly this week? It got really big this past week. I'm going to be freaking huge by the time this kid gets here. Check out Alex's website to see the progressive slideshow so far.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006


Oh my gosh! There are literly thousands of bedding sets to choose from. Here are a few that I really like, let me know which ones you like.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Sanford and Son

Today was trash day at my house! We took an entire truck full of clothes and furniture to Goodwill and now the boys are on their way to the trash dump with another truck load full of trash, old mattresses, ect. We are clearing out the house for the baby!

We finally decided on a paint color. Some of you know the story, some of you don't. Mike and I have been trying to find a light tan color to paint Alexs room. It was a lot harder than we thought it would be, it was either too light or too dark. After 3 gallons of paint and $75 later, we decided to head to the paint store instead of Home Depot for some professional help. We told the man, "we want a light tan", he said, "how about subtle tan?" We bought a $4.00 sample can, took it home and it was perfect. So now after all of that, we are finally going to get the room painted today!