Trip to Indiana!

The baby in my belly is going to Indiana for the first time today! We couldn't be any more excited if we tried! We were supposed to leave tomorrow but since hubby works days today and there is a storm brewing and heading for Indiana (and supposed to hit the worst tomorrow and Friday) we decided we would leave once he gets off work today.

Now, there is more than one reason we are really excited to be going to Indiana for this holiday season! For one, I'm pregnant! Everyone is dying to see the baby bump and I am dying to show it off! Also, we didn't get to spend Christmas in Indiana last year because Ryan only got 4 days of leave. It sucked but we made the best of it. Lastly, we are dying to see some snow! It didn't snow here at all last year and that made the first winter I have ever gone without snow and that makes for a depressing winter when you love snow as much as I do. I don't even care that it has to be cold to snow, I just want it.

So, now I am just trying to figure out how to keep busy for another hour or 2 while I wait for Ryan to get home but I don't have anything to do and it's killer! I guess I could watch Abby's ultrasound videos again and again, lol. I can never get enough of seeing her wiggle and kick. It kills me how adorable she already is :) She is going to have us wrapped around her finger.

Anyway, I probably won't be blogging again between now and then so I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!


Dear Abriella,

Last night, I was laying in bed thinking about you. About what you will look like once you are born, what you will do to make us laugh, what you might do to drive us crazy... I can't quit thinking about you. You are the light of my life.

I love the way your daddy laughs at how cute you are while moving your little arms and legs in the ultrasound video. I love the way he smiles at the very thought of you. I love how he acts when he sees something cute while we are looking at baby stuff and I love the way he smiles and shows me when he sees a cute baby.

We just love everything about you and we still have 5 more months before we get to meet you in person. You are the thing we have wanted more than anything and now we have you. Thank God for making us the happiest people on the planet by blessing us with you. You were so worth the wait.

I love you so much!



It's a........

Everyone say hello to little Miss Abriella Jane!!!


The week time stood still

Or at least that's how it feels! We have so much happening in the next few days! Friday, Sandy goes to one of our best friends and we have Ryan's command Christmas party then Monday is the 2D, 3D, 4D gender appointment THEN the following week, I have to go in to get blood work done to test for down syndrome and things such as that and get an anatomy scan to be sure everything is going as it should be and baby D is growing correctly.

I know I shouldn't be thinking about it because that will make time go by much more slowly but Lord help me if a day doesn't go by without me constantly thinking about Monday! I am dying from the anticipation!


Opinions are like a**holes?

Yes, indeed they are. Everyone has them and nobody seems to like anyone's opinion on anything these days. What gives? Can't someone just post their opinion on their blog or on their Facebook without being bombarded by a million people that disagree? Every day I see it more and more. Not just on my own personal pages but also on my friends. Seriously, though. If I wanted to know how you feel about what I said, I would end my rant with, "what do you think". And to anyone reading this that told me about a friend of theirs having a problem I was talking about earlier, this isn't about you. It may be about other people just stating their opinion on my opinion but I totally don't disagree with you saying your friend was sick as a dog from it or that your friend almost died from it. THAT is fine. It's the people that say "Oh well I feel this way about this" after anyone says "I feel this way about this". It's old, annoying and downright irritating.

Maybe I sound like a brat who can't handle how other people feel or can't handle people not agreeing with how I feel but that's not really the case. I have just kind of had it up to here with people attacking me when they don't agree with what I say. This seemed to start right before all the election drama, got much worse DURING the election drama and has kind of just lingered.

So, basically, maybe my hormones can't handle the business anymore because they are running wild right now or maybe I am just annoyed with it in general! Either way, it makes me second guess posting how I feel about anything anymore and I don't like feeling censored.

Has anyone else noticed this more lately?

What do YOU want to see?

I have noticed lately that I have 240 followers but hardly get one comment per blog. Is there anything you guys would like to see me write about? Is there anything you are sick of reading about? I want YOU... to help me out here, lol.



As I sit here basking in all of the cute new maternity clothes I got today, I finally catch up on the last 2 days worth of blogs I missed and my heart just breaks. On one end, a friends husband is deploying and on another a friend has no clue when her husband will deploy. Could be months from now, could be sooner. I hate that. I read these blogs and it brings tears to my eyes. I know that pain. I know how hard it is to deal with the pre deployment blues and wonder how the heck I am going to do it. I know the panic of thinking about a deployment that is most likely months away. I hated all of those feelings and I hate that my friends are feeling them.

I'm not going to lie, for a while shore duty proved to not be much different than sea duty minus him going underway and getting deployed. He still was at work until 4 and for a while he was coming home and having to do more work here, too. NOW, well, for the next couple of months, he is going to work at 2 and getting home no later than 8. It's crazy. I'm sitting here thinking... How on earth could the people that only work a few hours a day get paid the same as people that work 14 hours a day? Not that I'm complaining, it just racks my brain.

On to the exciting baby stuff! Baby D's heart rate peaked at 152 on Friday! I don't feel pregnant anymore. I feel so good that I have a hard time believing I am still pregnant. The only reason I know I am is because of that healthy heartbeat and because of my ever growing belly :) I have pretty much nothing to complain about anymore and I am loving it!

I will leave you with this picture of the clothes I got today! 4 shirts/dresses, 2 pairs of leggings and a pair of boots for just under $100!

Also, I am 14 weeks and 4 days today :) (actually I am TECHNICALLY 14 weeks and 5 days since it's midnight, lol)