Monday, March 30, 2009

Its my blog and I'll whine if I want to

Well I'm still pregnant and pretty much unbearable to be around. Lately I've felt it necessary to complain about everything, which I feel silly for because I've had a relatively easy pregnancy, up until now. The little punk (punk is a term of endearment...) has kicked one of my ribs out... so that hurts constantly. And I can't stand for longer than 10-20 minutes at a time (which sucks when it takes forever to do anything because of the giant beach ball taking over my body). If I do my hips hurt so much I can just lie down on the couch. He keeps gaining weight and I just feel like I'm too small to carry him anymore. And my due date was Saturday, but I'm not dilated at all and haven't had any real contractions. I know that usually with first babies they're late but I'm impatient. I just want him here now! And I have no energy to do anything anymore. Which is great when we need to pack up everything and move out of our apartment in a week so we can move across country and then TJ leaves in less than a month.
We scheduled to induce labor this Saturday. I really want to just go into labor naturally this week but I really doubt I could make it any longer. And this way TJ can spend as much time with us as possible before he leaves.

.WHEW. If you read that, your a true friend. Or just really really bored. :]

In other news, who else loves How I Met Your Mother?? I'm totally obsessed with this show! We've missed all of the 4th season though so I can't wait for it to come out so I can watch it all. The girls wear the cutest clothes and I freak out over their boots every episode. TJ thinks I'm crazy. I have an unhealthy obsession with boots. I love them... any kind. High heeled, cowboy, uggs...whatever. I will never have enough pairs of boots :]

Friday, March 27, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are.

I grew up reading this book, and it was amazing! I can't wait to see the movie...I hope its as awesome as I'm hoping it will be.

In other news...still no baby. EVERYONE keeps asking me if hes here yet... trust me people I'll let you know.( I'll probably make TJ update my blog and send out picture texts from the hospital :] ) I hate not having control over when my little kiddo will be here. I did just eat a whole jar of pineapple though. And I'm going to play a bunch of Wii Tennis and then walk around the mall and then wait for the hubster to get home for some more hopefully-this-will-put-me-into-labor fun.... I'm totally impatient, I know.

Also, my house is super boring now that we have most everything packed up. Yay for cardboard boxes as decor. I may just start drawing on them...

Thursday, March 19, 2009

I love St. Patricks Day and stress. Well... I don't love stress.

No... this isn't a few days off :]
My mom always made St. Patricks day fun for us growing up and thats where my love for the holiday grew. I think we even may have like one Irish ancestor so... yay.  She would put green food coloring in our milk and make green eggs or french toast for us before school. And she always makes the best corned beef and cabbage. Mine turned out pretty good...but I think hers was better. (and I have to mention how much I love crock pots, they're amazing!) Also on St. Patricks Day is when I met TJ for the second time. My parents had invited the Newey's over for St. pattys dinner and TJ was in town again for more school so he tagged along. Thats when we hit it off.... and the rest is really mushy so I won't get into that, now :]

St Pattys 09Its rare that we have a picture that doesn't look goofy.

2 weeks to goAnd heres the beach ball I've been smuggling for 9 months... 

Which brings me to the stress part. I need to vent. I've got less than 2 weeks now until my due date but I'm ready NOW. I just wish the baby was. (any tips for going early? :] kidding... sorta).  I want to have the baby early because well, for my own sheer convenience. TJ is deploying in early May for Afghanistan so I'm moving to CO. Which means we had to break our lease, so I just found out that our official move out day is April 4th. Thats exactly a week from my due date. And I need to have the baby here.  But I know life never really works out the way you want it to but it does work out. So I'm just hoping and praying that everything goes smoothly. Maybe the stress and the packing will put me into early labor...

Oh and heres the hubster with my birthday present:
guitar hero love

Friday, March 6, 2009


So our life has been crazy this past week, but thats life right? 
We had to fly out to Durango on emergency leave to be with TJ's mom Aimee.  She had a rare type of cancer and it had taken a turn for the worse this past month. I don't want to go into to much detail but her tumors grew too much for her to bare and this was her last week here on Earth with us. Luckily we were able to be here with her everyday until the end.  
Its so hard to see cancer affect so many people. I just wanted to post this and ask that everyone keeps the Hermesman/Standleys in your thoughts and prayers. 

On another crazy note, we're flying back next week (I know I shouldn't be on a plane, but oh well. I've been really healthy with no complications and it was the only way we could be with Aimee) and then we're packing up our apartment, having the baby!!! and driving back out to Durango so that I can settle in and then sending TJ off to Afghanistan  Whew... maybe this summer will be calm? :]