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Married... pushing 24... with a baby on the way?!

When did I get old enough for any of this to be a reality??
I can't believe it, but this is my reality; this is what my life has lead me to and although it is not entirely what I planned, I could not be any happier with my lot in life.  :)  But even still, some days, I cannot wrap my mind around it all.  Just a few weeks ago, I stumbled across old love e-mails from Tony (which then prompted some old love note reading) and it made me laugh to hear us talk about birthdays and "getting to be so old" at every different stage we entered together.  There is a certain part of me that wants to go back to that time and just stay there and soak up everything we were back then but let's face it -- life is so chaotic when you are a hormonal teenager.  As much fun as we had together and as much as we genuinely loved one another, so many days were wasted on various mistakes and missteps that were made by each of us.  More than anything, I wish I could go back and prevent breaking …

18 week Pregnancy Reflection!

Trying to keep up with the weekly/every-so-often pregnancy updates because they're my favorite (read my previous one here):

How far along?:  Today I'm eighteen weeks & five days pregnant what I am still sure is a girl. (We will HOPEFULLY find out for sure at our ultrasound appointment on Monday!)

Size of the baby:  Our baby is about the size of a MANGO this week!

About 6 inches & .5 lbs!
I am feeling:  SO wiped out during the day, especially in the afternoon!  This is most likely because I'm having a hard time falling asleep at night.  Today I'm not feeling very good but I hope once I get some peace of mind tomorrow that I'll be feeling better.  I'm actually going to see my OB tomorrow afternoon-- I wasn't supposed to see her until after my U/S appointment Monday, but today I had a scare and had some spotting so she is having me come in tomorrow just to check everything out.  EDIT: Everything at my appointment today went fine and there is nothing to …


Hello anyone who will listen. :)

Things I've learned so far this week....

Much to my dismay and despite what I believed prior to this week, pregnancy really isn't glamorous.  My body is really... responding? on the outside... to all the changes that are happening inside -- and it's just not always pretty.  (And that's all I will say about that!)Even though my nausea is still present, it HAS lessened; something I need to keep reminding myself so I can be thankful for that.  And even though nausea is still around, my appetite has really picked up.  Tony came home today and saw what I had eaten so far in the day and he said, "Well, somebody was hungry!" :)  I think he was mostly happy because there are some days he comes home from work and I will have only eaten a few bites of something all day (and that stuff worries him).Craving all things caramel this week; soft caramel chews, Werther's candies, caramel apple cider, and Snickers ice cream bars! I've b…

Love letters

I was going through old e-mails and I came across a bunch of old e-mails from Tony that have made me smile, laugh, and some make me want to cry!  I forget how freaking lucky I am to be with someone who cares about me so much and who always has.  I just hope I can treat him the way he ought to be treated so he knows that I am the luckiest person in the world to be with him!  Well, the point of writing all this is that I want to share with you some funny and sweet things I came across.  I hope you enjoy this as much as I have!

August 19, 2003:
"Your the best and you make life just that much more enjoyable! =) "

August 22, 2003:
"Im the freakin luckiest guy in the world.....cuz I'm #1 on your list.......thats better then anything I can think of! I would pick you over a trillion dollars anyday. I would pick you over a Dodge Viper....I would pick you over any other girl or 2 or 3 for that matter!! =) Your just the best thing that has ever happened to me and I am so proud to …


On tonight's menu:

Taco Soup Cheesy Ranch Potato BakeCaramel Apple CiderI've made weight watchers Taco Chili before and the Taco Soup recipe I'm using tonight is a very close match - just a few, small differences and wanted to try something a little different.  I've started cooking potatoes and starting on the soup now!  I plan to post the recipes for each new thing I try tonight with the changes I've made to each one, so expect an update in a few hours!  I think I am most excited for the caramel apple cider we'll be having after dinner-- maybe before dinner if I decide I can't wait that long! :)

edit 8:06pm

LOVE the soup recipe! It's more of a chili... but seriously, delicious!  And I like it better than the WW Taco Chili I posted earlier. 

"Taco Soup"
OnionGreen Pepperlb. of hamburger1/2 packet of taco seasoning2 cans of beans -- drained and rinsed (I used 1 chili & 1 kidney but you could use black beans or pinto or whatever!)can of cornc…

Sixteen week Pregnancy Reflection

Hey guys!  I've been wanting to keep track of my pregnancy in a clearer way (more like a pregnancy journal with different prompts) so here we go!

How far along?: Today I am sixteen weeks & four days pregnant with what I am sure is a girl.  (But we don't find out for sure until October 3-- twenty more days!)

Size of the baby: The baby is the size of a TURNIP right now.

 About 5 inches & 5 ounces.
I am feeling: Lately, I have been feeling less pukey and found that I've had a little extra motivation and energy - but not much, and it truly depends on the day.  Today I feel completely wiped out, even after a two hour or so nap midday.  On top of that, my back is really sore.  I am sure it's from picking up the babies all day at work.  I'm also feeling so guilty because of the exhaustion; I feel like I don't contribute very much to our family right now and that truly is not a good feeling.  I want to do more but it seems like every time I try to do so, I end up g…

16 weeks & counting!

Today I'm 16 weeks pregnant and really starting to feel pregnant since my tummy has really started to stick out way more than before.  People I know pretty well are commenting on the baby bump and I get so excited when they do because I look pregnant instead of just bloated! 

15 weeks & 5 days pregnant!
Over Labor Day weekend Tony and I went to Nashville to visit my sister (Amanda) and brother-in-law (John) & their little puppy, Sammy!  My other sister (Ashley) who lives in Chattanooga came to visit for a few days too.  It was SO MUCH fun being with them around the clock... it really felt like the old days when we all lived under the same roof.  One of the days we were there Amanda took us to a local farmer's market and nearly passed out!  I'm not sure if it was the heat or the fact that I hadn't eaten or drank water yet in the day - but I've never felt like that before.  I had just ordered lunch at the BBQ place at the market when all of a sudden everythi…