Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy (Late) Thanksgiving!

Now Playing:
Valcano Girls
by Veruca Salt

Sunday, Stu took me for a prenatal massage and it was divine! Although, I'm sure when the therapist rubbed my belly, lil Momo was like, "Hey! Who are you?!?! I don't know you!" Stu also surprised me when we were paying and leaving afterwards. He paid for and scheduled another massage for me in December! Yay! My hubby is awesome! He even mentioned on the way home that he was thinking about doing a postnatal massage for me as well.

My baby shower is coming up in December as well and I can't wait to see everyone. Especially my "out of town" friends who don't live in the valley since I hardly or never get to see them.

Speaking of the baby...

32 Weeks Pregnant
Here's our little bundle at 32 weeks now. It's getting closer!!! Just this morning, Stu and I were laying in bed, talking about her sleeping in, since she wasn't moving yet. Stu said, "She's still full from Thanksgiving yesterday." That made me think of her little belly and I said, "Aw, I can't wait 'til she comes out and I can see her cute little Buddah belly! All babies have a little Buddah belly."

Momo's Christmas Stocking
I'm knitting a Christmas stocking for the baby too. I've ripped it out, I think, at least twice. I think I've settled on freestyling it without a pattern and doing an afterthought heel.

I'll also being doing other super-secret-squirrel projects for others for christmas as well.

Pumpkin Spice Mini Cupcakes w/ Cream Cheese Icing
I made these little pumpkin spice mini cupcakes w/ cream cheese icing with the leftovers from the pumpkin roll I made for Thanksgiving dinner at my mom and dad's. I have to say, they turned out pretty damn good for my winging it and not being very knowledgable in the science of baking!

So, yeah, I made my traditional pumpkin roll, Stu made his popular loaded baked potato salad (OMG, so yum!), my sister, Brandi, made green bean casserole and Ryn made "green gook" pistachio pudding salad and helped my mom with everything else. It was an awesome dinner and I'm thankful for everyone's contribution!

I'm thankful for so much in my life... the list is huge. But, to keep it short and sweet, I'll just say that I'm thankful for all the people in my life-- Family, friends, co-workers and you, readers to my blog... and so much more!

I hope you all had a Happy Food Day-- er, Thanksgiving and that your day was filled with way too much food, joy and good company. I know mine was!

Until next time! ♥

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Ripple Baby Blanket
I finished my sister's baby's blanket! Now, to just wash it and give it away. Then, I can start on a Christmas project(s) for my little family. I was gonna start it today, but it's already after 9 and close to bedtime... maybe I can do a couple rows...

New Cell Phone
Stu got me a new phone, since a few months ago I dropped my old phone in water and the lock key doesn't work anymore. I'm a lucky girl... everything else worked fine. And, it's a pretty purple! Thanks, honey! <3

Fried Cinnamon Sugar Chips
Tonight, Ryn made fried cinnamon sugar chips! Guess she read on my blog that I thought it would be yummy. They were! Thanks, Ryn! <3

She also made cocoa with whipped cream to go with them. Mmmm.

The baby has been stretching like crazy today. I've been sitting on the bed crocheting and have to stop occasionally to watch her poke little and big body parts out. She kept poking to one side, then the other. It made me giggle. I love her. <3 (Wish my laptop could make the real hearts. Le sigh.)

(Sorry I didn't blog the rest of the week.)

Saturday, November 13, 2010


Well, not a whole lot has happened today. I just did the grocery shopping and my laundry. Right now, I'm just watching Three's Company and crocheting until it's time to throw the meatloaf I'm making for dinner in the oven.

I almost bought some clearance fabric at Walmart today while I was shopping. I have something in mind to give to everyone as Christmas gifts. But, I've promised myself I won't start any new projects until I'm done with the one I'm working on. I'm doing good so far, but have had some close calls.

Ryn has been feeling sick since yesterday morning. I started getting a sore throat yesterday and Stu said his was getting sore this morning. But, I think mine is subsiding and I've been drinking juices fortified with vitamin C today. So, hopefully, I won't actually come down with anything.

Ryn also fried up some nice chips from some flour tortillas. They'll really good and would probably be quite tasty with some cinnamon and sugar. Maybe I can request some made that way, lol.

Hope you all had a great weekend!


Are you effing serious?!?! I just typed a whole day's post and lost it by navigating away from the preview window. Note to self: right click "open link in a new window"!!!

Anyhow, today was a kind of "blah" day. Weather was gloomy, rainy and cold and I was tired and off my game at work. I was just going rest after work tonight to fight of this little bug I've come down with, but Stu took us to Mini's Cupcakes for dinner. I'm not complaining! They have the best boxed lunches and cupcakes!

We all had:

Box Lunch
Includes: 1/2 Sandwich on made from scratch oatmeal applesauce bread; Organic field green salad with locally made chevre; Cranberries; Locally grown pecans & a house made berry vinaigrette dressing; a complementary cupcake.
Talking Turkey -
Smoked Turkey, Swiss cheese, Field Greens, a Cranberry and Crème Cheese spread

For cupcakes...

Stu had

Ryn had

I had

Then, then! The lady sent us home with four other different cupcakes since they were just going to be thrown away as it was nearing the end of the business day and they were "on their way out the door anyway and might as well go home with some nice people." So sweet of her!

If you're ever in the area (address on website link above) you must, I mean MUST go!

I'm also getting together the guest list for my upcoming baby shower. So excited for it!

Well, maybe now I'll try to go rest. Luckily, I'm not feeling too bad, but my OB nurse suggested I get extra fluids and rest just to be sure I kick this bug to the curb! Have a fantastic night, everyone!


Whoops, skipped a couple days. I've been sick with a cold or something, plus we've been out in the evenings a lot this week. Earlier this week, Stu took us to dinner at Chili's, bought an XBox 360 with Kinect, he got me a boxed set of all three Toy Story movies (I haven't seen 3 yet) and bought Ryn a couple of books.

Last night at my knit meeting, I got a surprise baby shower! Thanks to all the ladies and my hubby for secretly making sure I went... even though I felt like poo, lol.

Surprise Baby Shower @ Knit Mtg for Morgana & I - 11/11/10
Jessica made the cutest girl sock monkey cupcakes!

Surprise Baby Shower @ Knit Mtg for Morgana & I - 11/11/10
Presents! You can find all the other pics starting here.

Well, I am starting to feel better and I think I'm past the "mouth breather" stage, ugh. I haven't decided if I'm gonna go crochet and watch Three's Company or just pass out for the night until my hubby gets home from his evening class.

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Really Falling Behind

Okay, so I haven't blogged in a while. Sorry. But, I'm gonna try something new.

I'm going to try to blog a little everyday of the week and then publish the post at the end of the week. That way, at least you'll have a little something to read every week. And hopefully, doing a little each night will be a little more manageable time-wise. See, I've had some problems blogging every weekend lately as it can take hours to get all the pics uploaded and described on flickr and then there's the typing and grabbing pic htmls... let's just say it takes me a while. So, maybe if I do it in smaller chunks, it won't feel quite like I'm "wasting" my whole day blogging.

So, for now I'll try to catch you up at least a little as a lot has been going on and I don't really wanna be typing all night to give you all the details.

I took my 4 hour glucose test at the OB and passed. No gestational diatbetes. Yay!

I got hired on permanent at work, effective this coming Monday. Yay! Stu surprised me with going to sushi earlier this week for dinner as a congrats! Ahmagahd, I was so happy I couldn't stop giggling. I haven't had sushi since before I got pregnant, mostly because we've been broke. And don't worry, I played it pretty safe and only had one piece of Philidelphia roll with raw salmon (so yum, I needed it!), everything else I had was cooked and it's a trustworthy restaurant.

Stu is being trained in other departments... hopefully this will lead to a trainer position for him at the first of the year. Yay!

Ryn did all her performances in her school play, Julia Caesar and did super fantastic! Yay!

Baby Morgana is as active and strong as ever. She even kicks me hard enough sometimes for it to hurt a little, lol. The doctor says everything's right on track with her. Yay! But, she's practicing breathing now and gets the hiccups all the time. In fact, she has them right now. Not so yay. I always feel bad when she has them. =(

We have even toured the maternity ward in the hospital I'll deliver at. Seems like it will be a good place. The people are really nice and they even looked over my breastfeeding/skin to skin plan for after birth and say there shouldn't be any problems. She will room in with me for our entire stay at the hospital and not be away from me unless absolutely medically neccessary. I've also done some reading up on Kangaroo Care and Stu and I think it's a really good plan, so we're going to try that too.

I also just want to mention that I've had an amazingly easy pregnancy and feel very blessed. Other than the occasional fat feet and ankles, mid-slumber calf cramps and a sore tail bone from time to time; I feel great! Plus, I've been so lucky to have such a loving and attentive husband. Not only is accomadating to me as much as possible, but he's always loving on my tummy and telling the baby he loves her. He's even getting to the point now where he doesn't want me driving during rush hour traffic or taking the garbage out after dark. He's a good papa bear. ♥

My mom got me a snug, side ruched cute little shirt in grey that says, "My Belly Rocks". And it's wonderfully long, covers my tummy so nicely and shows it off. It's my favorite shirt right now. Yay! It's funny, becuase sometimes my belly really does literally rock, lol.

Okay, picture time!

28 Weeks Pregnant
Here's Morgana at 28 weeks. (Even though I'm 30 weeks as I write this.) It's getting close! I'm so excited and can't wait to meet her! I'm nervous though too, with this being my first child birth. I don't know what to expect and what it will feel like. But, at least I'm not terrified anymore like I was a while before I got pregnant, just nervous now. Stu is very excited to meet her too. He keeps asking if she's ready and can come out now, lol.

Halloween 2010
Here's our costumes for Halloween! We are kangaroos, NOT bunnies!!! Quite a few people got it wrong. Especially for Stu while I wasn't around with my tell-tale pouch, complete with a headband for Morgana. Ryn decided to join the fun and be a kangaroo too, but I don't have a pic of her in her costume. Although, you can see one in her blog post, here.

Also, I'm still working on my baby niece's blanket. I only have 10 rows left! Now, if I can just get myself to work on it, haha! I have SO much I wanna do before Christmas and the baby. Hope I can get crackin'.

Well, I think I'm gonna stop there... I've already been typing for too long.

Until next time! Take Care!