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Monday, April 26, 2010

Another Year Already

Another year down, and by far, 2nd year was much better than the first. I realized that when people said the first year of marriage is the hardest, they weren’t kidding. Granted Mario & I dated for quite some time before we got married (I’ve been told I didn’t bring my A game to the dating table), but being married totally changes the perspective on everything. From one day to the next, my laundry loads doubled in size, I was cleaning up hairs in the bathroom sink that I’m hoping didn’t come from me & now I have to make two bowls of cereal for dinner instead of just one Honey Bunches of Oats. This however, has earned me the title of “Best Wife Ever.” Not that Mario really has any comparisons, but because he knows what’s best for him.

This year’s anniversary was a bit less dramatic than the last couple years. Partially because I don’t want to be traveling anywhere unless it’s to my bed or the bathroom, but mainly because we’re in the process of buying a house and should be getting our keys “any day now.” That will be one exciting post!! In the meantime, we’re trying to save all our money, as carpet & fridges are expensive these days.

I did my research and found out that 2nd year gifts should be something cotton related. Mar got a couple t-shirts, and I got a couple short night gowns that will hopefully fit my growing belly. My belly that looks more like I ate one too many packs of Twinkies, and not a belly that looks with child. Oh well. After we exchanged our cottons, we went to Home Depot (so romantic), and then went to see Oceans. Not what I was expecting, but a decent movie. I remembered that screaming kids are the reason I don’t see matinees. After the movie we went to dinner at Pismo’s. For all you Fresnan’s, I’m sorry to say I don’t recommend it. It really wasn’t very good. We split a chowder & had some fish & chips, both were just kinda blah. It’s a really cool restaurant, but unless you wanna pay too much for so-so food, I’d say skip it! After that, went home, busted out the wedding cake, and went to bed.

I was reluctant to put this pic up from dinner, because I couldn’t possibly look any more horrible, but what the hey. My hairdresser/makeup artist was on vacay :)

Monday, April 19, 2010

First Ultrasound

Mario & I went to our first ultrasound this last Friday the 16th. SO EXCITING!!! I’ve never experienced anything like that. Besides the morning sickness, which really makes me feel like I have the flu 24/7, I didn’t really feel pregnant. But seeing Baby on the screen was so crazy. It’s like the mother in me finally kicked in and now being sick seems so much more worth it. Or maybe just not so unbearable.
On another note, I went shopping this weekend to get a few maternity clothes. So the morning when I wake up and can’t button my paints, I’ll be ready. I must say though, I was all but impressed with the selections I found. I will just have to keep searching.
In the meantime, here’s a pic of Baby. Head on the right, little arms, legs, and what’s left of the tail where the curser is on the left. On Friday, the tech said about 9 weeks 3 days, and about 2.68cm, little over an inch. So looks like my due date should be right around Nov 20.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Let's Try This Again, WITHOUT the Help of Paul & Krista

I didn’t want to announce it to the world quite yet, but I suppose it’s time. It’s only a matter of time before everyone tells my business anyways!
Mario & I are finally going to be parents :) We had our first doctors appointment yesterday, and our tentative due date is November 20. I have to schedule an appointment for my ultrasound to get a better idea of the due date, so pretty much some time in the month of November.
We’re super excited, and I’m bummed that some of you already know & I wasn’t the one to share that news. I guess that’s my lesson to keep my mouth shut. Good news travels faster than we’d like sometimes.
But anyways, I’m reading “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” which is an awesome book. I’m sure a lot of you have read it, it seems to be the popular choice. On top of the morning sickness, I’m also suffering from a cold that someone decided to give me (probably a dirty client, thank you). I’m still trying to figure out what I can and can not eat. The list of can not’s seems to be growing quite fast though.
Hopefully my next post will be a bit more cheery & maybe by that time I’ve had time to clean my house. Or maybe not :(