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Monday, June 20, 2011

They Call it Puppy Love

Ranger.
  • He loves toys that are larger than he is and his little blue ball
  • His favorite treats are milk bones and leftovers of any kind
  • One ear hangs lower than the other
  • I worry how he will act with a baby around
  • He loves chasing big dogs but is scared of dogs smaller than him
  • I talk to him, and ask him questions. He doesn't respond
  • Dan and I fight for his affection, He loves Dan more
  • He's overweight at 6 pounds. The Vet called him plump for his breed, we point and laugh at him
  • I leave for 5 seconds, but he always acts like I have been gone for years
  • He is my best friend

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Ya I re-did it

I have decided that my life needs more craftiness in it. That I want to keep the creative juices flowing all the time. Dan asks me if I am going to be one of those moms that goes way over the top and bedazzles her daughters brown paper bag lunches. To be honest I can't give him an answer because I just don't know yet. ha ha


Well I decided to get started on my craftiness and refinish a desk we found for super cheap at a garage sale! It was actually kind of hard taking off all the varnish and getting it to bare wood and all that crap. I was so tired after like 5 minutes, ha ha I suck. I finished it though and we finally got it moved upstairs to the main level.

I'm pretty proud.
I had to drill new holes for the handles because the other holes didn't fit any hardware and breaking Dan's drill bit in the process!!
I had to strip the varnish and then I had to strip the varnish remover
Then paint.
It turned out pretty good!!
This is just the beginning! I want to do the whole nursery. I haven't found any particular theme/design I liked for her room, so I am doing my own thing. I'm pretty excited and it will keep me busy during the summer! I will keep you updated once that project begins, but until then stay creative my friends.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Half Way There

A Pregnancy Update!


I haven't done an update about being pregnant lately on my blog and I felt like this little thing was feeling left out.

So here we go....

ME:

I am a little over 20 weeks now, I was very excited to get to the half way mark. I don't know why, but it just feels good to be in the 20's and out of the teens.

My pregnancy has actually been pretty good! I feel great, a little low on energy at times and I am experiencing heartburn for the very first time.

I have my appetite back, and it came back full swing. I eat and then no joke, 20 minutes later I'm hungry again. I can eat most foods, I just have to be in the mood for it.

It was just this past week that my belly really started coming out. The pictures make me look a lot bigger than I am. I do admit that I am struggling with remembering that I am pregnant and not just fat. My love handles are growing and I can't do a darn thing about them. I LOVE MY BELLY THOUGH!!

I am trying to eat as healthy has I can, but the belly knows what it wants. I am trying to exercise and do more lifting with my arms. I just don't want to be a balloon. I already feel my face getting fat and it worries me of what's to come.

Dan has been amazing! He is going to be the most adorable father. He is already so protective of this little thing. It brings tears to my eyes just thinking about how an incredible father he is going to be. I have been trying to not be one of those wives that makes her husband get everything for her. He is very supportive and hates missing any appointments, but thats life. Ha Ha


Baby Lancaster:

Little baby Lancaster is a girl! If you didn't already know. I can't believe how much I love her already.

She is a little thing. She is measuring at about 19 weeks, my doctor said that it's completely normal but he is still planning on my original due date, October 19th.

We don't have a name picked out. Well Dan has a name picked out and he is pretty stuck on it, and any other name I give him isn't good enough, but we will see. Luckily we have a while!





She moves so much. I could watch her all day move around in my belly. She is very uncooperative. I am pretty lucky because so far every Dr.'s appointment I have been able to see her pretty much because I make them. Ha ha I have an amazing doctor who doesn't mind!

I started feeling her move this week. She moves mostly at night when I'm laying down. Every once in a while I can feel her during the day. At first I didn't know if it was her, but with chats with my sister and the doctor I learned that it wasn't just Gas bubbles.
The leg and foot shot is my favorite! I am proud of her for letting us be able to get a shot between the legs. I am just going to have to teach her to keep her legs closed!! :)

A few things we have been thinking about:

She is half Canadian half American. She will automatically get duel citizenship and be allowed to live where ever she chooses between the two countries. Thats cool!

Dan has red heads in his family, and he has a hint of red in his beard. In fact people tell him he has red hair all the time. We just laugh and don't really agree but I guess we just don't see it. So will she have red hair?

I haven't given up on Soda. I have cut down on the caffeine ALOT but I do knock down a few Dr. Peppers every now and again. I hope she doesn't come out on a sugar high.

These are just things we think about. Ha ha

Well there you have it. I am so excited to be a mom, and scared at the same time. I held one of my friends 2 month old baby the other day, and I have held lots of babies, but for some reason holding him gave me a very scared feeling in my stomach, knowing that I am going to be responsible for this little girl. I hope I do ok!