Sunday, July 28, 2013

Boy oh boy!

So much to post but not enough time in a day! We are almost 18 weeks but I figured I'd post this anyway....

 We had our gender scan at 16 weeks and it looks like it's gonna be two little boys! Baby B definitely has outdoor plumbing but Baby A was not very cooperative so there is a teeny tiny chance it's a girl. I'm happy either way , it just means we will definitely try again for a girl! They did say that baby A's placenta is anterior so I may not feel movement as early as most.  I still haven't gained a pound (lost a total of 12 lbs) and I'm in the middle between kind of looking pregnant and like I ate too much. It makes for an awkward moment when someone tries to pat my stomach and I have to remind them they aren't that big and they're really patting my fat lol! I had to buy a small tank top to accentuate my  little bump for this pic.  I can't wait to feel some movement and get a real bump! 

Better Late Than Never?

I am so late with this! But I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award! Thanks to Rachael, B, and Lexi&Sara for the nominations! I truly love this blog and the connections I have made through it. This is a way for small bloggers to give recognition to other small bloggers (200 followers or less). Here’s how it works:
Copy & Paste This Whole Post and Replace All Your Information — who awarded you, for example.
The rules:
1. Thank the Liebster Blog presenter who nominated you and link back to their blog.
2. Post 11 facts about yourself, answering the 11 questions you were asked and create 11 questions for your nominees.
3. Nominate 11 blogs who you feel deserve to be noticed and leave a comment on their blog letting them know they have been chosen.
4. Display the Liebster Award logo.
5. No tag backs meaning you can’t just re nominate the person who nominated you.
As Solo the First put it “The real purpose behind these nominations are not only as an accolade from a fellow blogger and let’s face it, nothing gently strokes our little writer hearts more than someone telling you they appreciate your work.  In addition to the back patting we need to receive from time to time, it also allows us to get a little more personal as we get to know our increasing blogging community. It also helps drive traffic to your site as we reference one another.”
The questions put forth to me (with my answers) are as follows:
1)  Paper Book or Electronic? Paperback fo sho'! I love the feel and smell of a book. I bend my books all the way back until the spine is creased, yep I'm that girl. 
2) Who would you have dinner with if you could pick anyone ever? Probably my mother's father. He disowned us early on and I know nothing about that side of the family. I've got a few things to say to him, but mostly I want to know about my fam.
3) What kitchen utensil would you be? A silicone spoon...seriously get one. 
4) If you met the president, what would you say to him? Thanks for the birth control, free breast pump, marijuana and marriage recognition. (high five)
5) What’s the hardest lesson you have had to learn in your life? That blood isn't thicker than water. 
6) What’s the best decision you ever made? Going back to school and getting my nursing degree. 
7) What’s your favorite musical? Phantom of the Opera. I cry everytime I hear "Think of me"
8) What’s your biggest pet peeve? Loud's called misophonia. Oh, and messy sandwiches, if I take a bite and the guts fall out the bottom, someone is gonna die.
9) What’s your greatest accomplishment? Marrying my wife. That probably sounds strange, but I was so scared to hold her hand in public  let alone marry her and finally I had to let go of what people thought and live my life. 
10) Where do you see yourself in 15 minutes? Still on this couch with no bra on.

11) Where do hope to be in your life by the time you are retired?  Retired? What's that? I will probably work in some capacity until I die.  But as long as my family is provided for, my kids are stable in their lives, I hope to be traveling the world with my lovely. 
Here are my nominations (In no particular order!) I also have no idea how many followers these people currently have, but I love reading them!:
Here are my 11 questions:
1) What's the best food you've ever eaten?
2) Favorite Movie?
3) Favorite Book?
4) Guilty Pleasure?
5) If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be?
6) Most embarrassing moment?
7)Cats or dogs?
8)Beach or Mountains?
9) Biggest accomplishment?
10) What's your 1 year plan?
11) Who is the most influential person in your life? 

Thanks so much ya'll! 

Thursday, July 4, 2013


With all that happened last week with DOMA and Cali,  I was feeling hopeful but the victory is definitely bittersweet. I live in SC and we will not be reaping any of the benefits of these rulings. It really just motivates us more to move after the babies come. We applied for R's name change in March. It was a process! We hired a lawyer because she was already working on our custody paper so we figured why not? She had to submit to two background checks, one from DSS and one from SLED to prove she's not a child molester, not an illegal alien, and not evading taxes or child support somewhere.  She had to get fingerprinted and then we had to pay court fees and file a petition. Well, after all that, we were denied! The judge has requested a hearing and we must appear in court in 2 weeks. Annoyed does not even cover it. It just gets exhausting to have to ask for permission and approval for every little effing thing. I don't know what to expect or why they want to see us in person but we have one more chance and I hope it goes through the second time around.

The babes are doing well. They are 14 weeks 2 days today! I still haven't gained any weight but I am getting a little bump I think! (The pic below is 2 weeks ago) We bought a dresser that will double as the changing table and are making s.l.o.w. progress on their room.  We find out the sex in two weeks! Pretty stinking excited. I put the doppler away because it was causing more worry than not. Afternoon sickness is still here but I am getting my energy back. Also my chichis are getting huge ( I was already a 38DD) and am going to need a maternity bra soon. Recommendations for a comfortable underwire would be appreciated!!! We still have no clue what we are going to do about daycare but I think one of us will have to go to dayshift. (wah wah wah)

Hope everyone is well in blogland and am looking forward to following some new journeys and hope those enduring TWW's see some BFP's soon!!

Awesome Craigslist find!