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Friday, December 21, 2012

It's the end of the world as we know it...

... & I feel fiiiiiiine :)

If your reading this... the world is still spinning. Everything is okay. Nothing has ended.

Go figure.

At this point in my life, I have lived through a few "world-ending" scenarios. I don't tend to feed in to them much.. but I will admit, I did give this one half a second of possibility-inducing fear. I wasn't sure why at first. I talked it over with Ryan, trying to figure it out, & then last night it dawned on me..

I know why this time it scared me:

I actually have something very important to lose.

Any other time, its just been me & Ryan. I was happy, content... my life pretty  much complete. We had eachother, and that was all I ever needed... but now... I have ATLEAST another 50-70 years to happily look forward to!

I don't like any idea that possibly takes those happy moments from me..
I want those 50-70 years!!

Thankfully, this is just another one of those catastophies that the world has to go through every few years... keeps everyone on thier toes, and since nothing happened...
 I get to look forward to my happy memories.

Yesterday, we took our new pictures for the month.

 Week 21
Baby is about the length of a banana!

...Baby has come a long way from just a little grape. :)

We also did the dreaded belly shot. Now know, that I absolutly hate this one... cause I look EXACTLY the same in every shot since I'm already on the thicker side...

Until this month:

BOOM! There's a BABY in there! :D
*Aaaaaand I've LOST a total of 20lbs since MARCH!*

I can finally FEEL the baby! I'm so excited... all these little things that tell me that the baby is actually there... not just cramps, sleepiness, & constant nausea.

Everything now is counting down the days till we get another chance to find out what our little baby is! The day after Christmas, we have an appointment with a specialist to double check a few things.. and they have a ultrasound machine that is way more detailed than the ones we've been using... so hopefully, this time, my stubborn little baby will take the umbilical cord from between its legs & let us see what exactly it's name will be!!

Ugh! 6 days... it feels like an eternity!!

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Our babies gender (or so we thought) ultrasound!

*Our little lovebug! It has a cute little "Who-nose"!!*

SO as you can see...we had our ultrasound yesterday.
 20 weeks, & ready to find out the gender of our little baby!!

We got up early and I started my water chugging...

I hate that part soooo bad.

I love water, don't get me wrong... love love LOVE it.
but chugging 32 oz in 30 mins so soon after waking up..
well, sucks butt actually.


But never the less.. I chugged & chugged & headed to the doctors full of H20. We started the ultrasound so nervous & excited. The technician informed me that it would be a lengthy appointment, and was not just for finding out the gender. I agreed patiently, watching while he pushed, poked & proded my belly trying to get the best views to get his measurements. When he was reaching the end of his measuring...

*Baby is laying with it's hands under it's ear... like it's sleeping.
Just the same way it's daddy does*

...he informed me that it was about that time.

Ryan & I held hands as the tech got into the right angle for finding out the babies gender.

"Okay! Lets take a look here...soooo.. well it looks like the babies got it's legs closed pretty tight. Can't really get a good view.. but.. from this picture right here I would say that looks like a girl!"

"wow..okay! yay!"
"I told you!"

We were pretty excited. The tech then went back to get a few more measurments that he had missed, and poionted out that the baby started to move around quite a bit.

"Well, since she's moving so much, do you think we could go back and get a better, more clear view to confirm the gender? Just to be sure?"
"Oh yea! Sure. Lets just take anouther look here..."

Now right about here, is where things got a bit... well.. confusing.

In a split second, we heard the tech say "Oh!" as Ryan, Danielle, & I all saw the same thing as the tech. A very prominent... non girl... man-bit.

"uhm... I think.. you might have a boy.. actually."

I instantly looked at Danielle, to see if she was thinking the same as I was. She was looking at me with very wide eyes, as we both quickly looked down at Ryan who was still staring at the screen.
In that same instant, we watched his face.. just.. fall ever so slightly.

Now, not that he wouldn't be super excited about a boy! He just really REALLY wanted a girl... & after being told that he had his little girl.. only to hear "oops, nevermind."

I wanted to cry.

Ryan looked at me, smiled and "Okay, cool! I have a son."

You could tell the tech felt bad, and started to make jokes with Ryan saying how he was sorry, he was trying to be on his side. It lightened the mood and everything was okay. The tech finished taking the measurements as Ryan, Danielle & I started talking about our little boy.

"Okay! So thats about it! Was there anything else for you?"
"Uhm, did we get a picture of the gender?"
"Uhm, I generally don't take those..."
"Oh. Okay, if your uncomfortable thats okay."
"No, I'm okay.. but, normally I don't do that, because..well.. if it was a girl, would you want a picture of that. Of her.. you"


"Uhm... yes?"
"Oh, okay well I can do that then, gimmie one second."

At this point I was looking at Ryan & Danielle.. confused on why that seemed wierd.
I had seen those pictures a trillion times before. Niether of them seemed to understand either...
And then we hear that sound again..."Oh!"

We all quickly looked back at the screen.

"Well, If I hadn't just seen what I saw a few minutes ago.. I would easily say that this... is a girl you have here. yea... This looks like a girl...."


Ryan & I are squeezing eachothers hands at this point & Danielle has the most confused look on her face. We have no idea what to say... or how to react.

"What do you mean? I thought.."
"Well ya, but... That right there looks like a labia."
"Okay... So it's a girl then? You're sure?"
"Yup. I would pretty much say that this is a girl, lets just get a good angle so we can... oh..."

Oh geezus now what.

"Well, again.. That looks like a boy. I mean... well.. it could be a penis... actually that looks like the umbilical cord. So it could be a girl, or it could be a boy. I'm really not sure to be honest."

*This is the gender picture in question.Foot is to the left, the other leg is bent at the knee.. like a half criss-cross-applesauce... Baby bum is to the right.*


You have GOT to be kidding me.

The tech handed us all of our print outs, told us they would call us back if they needed anything else and we promptly headed upstairs to see Dr. Rockstar...
& My Momma ofcourse.

(For those who don't already know.. I'm lucky.. My mother WORKS for my OB.)

I started to show my mom the ultrasound pictures, and tell her what had happened. She had been there in the very beginning.. but as soon as he said the gender the FIRST time.. She headed back up to work... since thats all she was there for anyways.
She had MISSED all the rest of the fun.

Momma then proceded to show the ultrasounds to Dr. Rockstar.

"And he said he thought it was a what?... a boy?"
"Yea... well.. he said both.."

As I explained the story again... he continued to look at the ultrasounds.

"Yea... ya know. I can see where he was thinking that.. but that could also really be the umbillical cord... and that looks like it could be a know, Jaimie... These are just really not clear. i would not paint the nursery just yet.. I really don't think we can be sure."


But I trust Dr. Rockstar's opinion, ALOT.

So, in conclusion... we are waiting till the next ultrasound in about 2 weeks. I have a Maternal Fetal specialist appointment since my blood levels came back slightly elevated for spina bifida. Dr. Rockstar said he is really not concerned about it though, because my levels are only ever so slightly elevated... the appointment is just to be sure.

So HOPEFULLY... we will find out then!


Until then... I have some lovely pictures to gaze at. <3

*Baby Sucking it's thumb!!*

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012


School is out, So hopefully, I can get back to being active on the blogs again... I really miss it. It was just waaaaay to difficult with school finals & moving & everything else...
We did a small update a couple days ago... I forgot to post it here, So here ya go!

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Monday, October 8, 2012

10 Weeks!!

I know my last post didn't go up when it was supposed to...
So here's an up to date Update :)

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Our little dancing Grape

So it's been awhile since I've done an update...
Had some other things I needed to catch up on first.
But I'm going to try to be back from now on, Specially since I have ALOT to talk about!

If you havn't heard the news already...

We waited a little bit to tell anyone, but the from the few people we told, a select couple was to excited to keep the news to themselves

*Ahem* ...Mom & Dad... *Ahem*

But thats okay, we are excited to, & it gave us the excuse to announce the big news!!

We thought we were only 4 weeks along... The baby was supposed to be sooooo tiny still:

Now we have been through 2 appointments, 2 ultrasounds, and 2 months growing.

(This was my first belly shot taken on 9-6-12...
 I made it to 8lbs from my goal weight! Rrrgh... but Oh well!! I'm okay with it!)

Yup, You heard me right, 2 MONTHS!!

At our first ultrasound,
we found out that instead of being barely 4 weeks along, I was almost 2 months!!!
 7 weeks 3 days to be exact:

...I'm nausous, bloated, crampy, sleepy, irritable...
and dont even get me STARTED on food.

My inner FatGurl is NOT happy.

Everything smells horrible once I notice it, Let alone being able to get anything into my mounth... my stomach has been empty for so long, I have barely ate anything in the last month & a half. I've even lost weight because of it.


But its all okay, cause it's all worth it. I'm trying my best not to whine or complain and just be appreciative for the miracle I've been given.

So as of today, we are 10 weeks :)

(Ultrasound @ 9 weeks, 2 days)

During the last ultrasound baby was dancing around doing the worm dance,
Kicking and wiggling it's arms!!

Weighing in at a whopping fraction of an ounce...

& the size of a grape! :)

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

A little video for ya

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012


 Page 255 of 366 -

Anyone want a piece of cake?? :)

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Life has got me in a whirlwind


I've been in such a whirlwind lately with school and everything else that I've had absolutely NO time for my blog! 

Which makes me really sad. 

I need to get back to writing... especially since there are some pretty big things coming up! So During this next week, I'm going to work on a few catch up blogs. I'm going to try to get all caught up on here. 

If your still with me, glad to hear it! If not, COME BACK!
 We miss you!! :) 

Check back later for some pretty spectacular updates.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Childhood Summer Vacations

So today, I joined up for the:

where we talk about our Childhood Summer Vacations. I loved this swap, since as you know... (For those of you regular Pocket Legos) ...Summer vacations are very Near & Dear to the MiNiCREW heart! :D You can read my post HERE... but before that I want to introduce you to my new friend Tina from Like Ordinary Life!


Hi there! I'm Tina from Like Ordinary Life. I'm hijacking Jaimie's blog today via the 20SB Blog Swap! We were asked to talk about childhood vacations so here I am! This weekend I went to Florida and it brought back some awesome memories. I'm sharing them with you here.

I'm pretty sure we always stayed at The Beach Club Resort when we visited Disney World because it had the coolest water slides. Nestled into the side of a gigantic, shipwrecked pirate's abode, the slides swirled in and out of one another, down the sides of the boat and into the turquoise blue pool. My dad would wait at the bottom to catch me, saving me from the chlorine rush to my head. The climb back to the top was a bit terrifying. Up, up, up, 'round and around you went on a super skinny staircase. Mom or dad would walk up with me, because I have a minor fear of heights... yes, that's the correct tense, I still have a minor fear of heights.

.... it was awesome.
There's something about a water slide that still makes me giddy. So when we showed up to the Peabody Orlando this weekend, my reaction to the water slide was something along the lines of Oh my God! Oh my God! Keep your cool, Tina...
Resort pools are so funny. They pretend to be so unique and yet they are all the same... exact... pool. Let's go on a tour. To the left you will see a wall of cascading waterfalls plummeting over the rocks into the shallow end of the pool. Here you will find preteens hiding behind the the sheet of flowing water, their conversations drowned out by the roar of crashing falls. Directly in front of the waterfall, you can gallivant through the series of arched bridges, connecting teensy weensy wading pool A to teensy weensy wading pool B. Over on the side, you will see your tropical fruit inspired bar. It is here where you can purchase your $12 frozen adult beverage, garnished with an orange and cherry on top. Oh, but wait! You get an awesome, fancy plastic cup to carry with you everywhere you go, immediately changing your status from a lame vacationer to a super cool pool-goer. Just make sure you keep your shades on. It hides the squint in your eyes.
So as you scan the always unique, one-of-a-kind resort pool, keep a lookout for completely empty hot tub (hot tubs are for snowy nights at a cabin). Plus, you never know what's growing under those bubbles. As far as the eye can see, you'll be greeted with two very distinct women species. First, you have the scary, brown, leather type. They're usually on the stomachs, bathing suit tops undone. The other type is the lobster roll, stubborn type. They didn't get enough of a base tan before their vacation and forgot the SPF. Scattered alongside them are kids and men who are just trying to have a fabulous time.

Oh, wait, what's that over there? Towering above the sparkling blue waves and sea of white towels, there it is in all of its glory. The water slide. I suggest you start here. If it's engineered well, with a solid push at the top, you'll fall smoothly down to your inevitable swimmer's ear fate. Don't forget to say "wheeee" as you slide. And always, always, climb back up the stairs to do it again. Be sure to have an amazing husband aside you to revel in the fun. It makes the experience a trillion times more exciting.... and makes a great date at the same time!
When you've tired, grab yourself an overpriced piña colada, a lounge chair and take a break. Soak it in. This, my friends, is what a resort pool is all about.

Oh, and if you are looking for a place to stay at Disney World, my 12 year-old self definitely recommends The Beach Club Resort.
And for the record, I was recently enlightened: It wasn't the super cool water slide that brought us back year after year. The true reason we stayed at The Beach Club is that it's walking distance to Epcot Center.... which just so happens to be the only Disney park that serves alcohol. Chalk it up to those forward thinkers in Tomorrowland- pour a tall glass and watch the parents flock.
Thanks, Jaimie, for letting me take over your blog today! Please stop over to my little piece of internet heaven, Like Ordinary Life!
You can also find me on twitter, facebook, and instagram! Happy Tuesday!


Isn't she awesome? I've never been anywhere like that but OMGoodness I want to go!!
That pool water looks to DIE FOR,
(...So does the drink!...)

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

We all have 5 things :)

Thanx to dearie Chrissy over at Whimsical Poppysmic,
I'm joining with Julie over @ Back to the Basics

1. Super awesome Nails

2. Cute Tumblr Posts

3. Delicious new recipes to try...

4. Hilariously truthful Ecards

5. Beautiful Decorating Ideas

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Monday, July 2, 2012

ooooooh Melissa!!!

To My Gibbyson:

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50 Shades of OH MYMY!!

Yes. I gave in.
I bowed down to the beautiful, magnificent, glorious Mr. Grey.


...this man...

Is. So. Damn. HOTT.

I'm telling you. If you havnt given this book a bat of your eye,
 take it from another gal that really REALLY didn't want to give into the hype.

WHAT are you THiNKING?!

Go the the library! Go to the grocery store! Go to a friends house! Fire up the nook!

Whatever you have to do, DO IT!!

You will NOT regret it let me tell you.. I've never had my heart racing like that..
(& maybe other parts as well...if you know what I mean)

Go pick up this book and read like your LIFE depends on it!

& just for an extra taste.. I'll leave you with MY dream cast list:

Christian Grey:  Matt Bomer
Anastaia Steele:  Missy Peregrym  

Or Emilia Clarke

Katherine Kavenaugh : Elizabeth Olsen     Ethan Kavanagh : Garrett Hedlund

Elliot Grey : Ryan Gosling                 Mia Grey : Lucy Hale

Mrs. Robinson :         Ellen Barkin,             or               Michelle Pfeiffer
          Michelle Pfeiffer

José Rodriguez :  Jay Hernandez
Oh yea... YUMMY!!

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