Friday, November 30, 2007

The verdict is in..


We are definitely having a girl and we are soooo excited. We left the sono/dr's appointment and went to straight to Babies R Us to pick out something pink. I could have bought a lot more but we left with only one outfit. We can't wait to meet her.

Now if she only had a name.....

Monday, November 26, 2007

Back to Work

It sure was hard to get up and go back to work today! I love the holidays!!

We had a great Thanksgiving with both sides of the family. I enjoyed all of it so much, and the food was delicious!! I only wish my hubby could have had as much time off as I did. (He had to work on Thursday and Sunday)

Now on to the drama of Sunday....

As I said before, Daniel was working on Sunday. After church, all of his family was meeting at his brother, David's, house for lunch. When I started the car, the fuel light came on and then went right back off. I looked at the gauge that tells you how many miles you have to empty and it said I had 68 (or something like that). Anyway, I decided it would be easier to drive to David's and get gas as I was leaving...I probably should have rethought that decisions.

I ran out of gas on the Dallas North Tollway.

I barely made it over to the side of the road (but not far enough for my comfort - people were still taking the exit fairly fast) and calmly called Daniel's brother Jon (who was just an exit ahead of me) and told him that I had run out of gas. He assured me that he would be right there.

I promptly called Daniel and work and burst into tears. He told me to call Jon, which I had already done. The poor guy was then trying to reassure me that people do this all the time, but all I could think about was how stupid I felt for running out of gas! (In my defense, the gas light never did come back on...we will have to get that checked). Dan is trying to calm me down and all I can do is cry about the fact I am almost 5 months pregnant, sitting on the side of the road, out of gas.

Jon and Mandy came and were actually there within 5 minutes. Jon had already called Michael who was on his way with a gas can. He told me to get in with Mandy and he would wait for Michael. Mandy and I took off to David's while the guys took care of the rest.

Thank goodness Daniel has such great brothers and that they were so close!!

The whole ordeal only last 20 minutes or so, but it felt like forever!! I wonder what my reaction would have been if I hadn't been pregnant? (I still probably would have cried...I seem to be an emotional person :)

Thursday, November 22, 2007

A Snowy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

I am at my Gran's house in Snyder with all of my family while Daniel is at work. I woke up at 5:45 and it was sleeting a little. After a little while of just cloudy skies, it started SNOWING!! It has been snowing now for almost 5-6 hours and it is coming down fairly heavy. An hour ago, my dad measured the snow outside at 2-3/4 inches, and it has been snowing even more since then. We have to be over three inches by now! We are having so much fun with all the family.

Hope you are all enjoying your day as well!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

He did good!

I wasn't keeping you all in suspense for spite.... He didn't let me open it until tonight! I guess he wanted to be home when I opened it....:)

Daniel bought me three full place settings of my china. (He did not buy it from Lenox so he got a much better deal)

I love this pattern and I knew when I got married that I would not have very much to start. I just wanted to get at least one or two plates so that I would then be required to buy more.

I did get a little more than one or two plates but I still only had enough for two full place settings and then some other random pieces. My mom has added to "my collection" the last two years at Christmas but I was really wanting enough to have people over and actually use the good plates!

So now the official count is five full place settings plus some extras....I am definitely getting there!

He did soooo good...and all my himself too...I can't stop smiling!!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Birthday Surprise

There was a box delivered to our front door today that I am dying to open....

My birthday was almost 6 weeks ago. Probably a month before my birthday, Daniel mentioned that he had found my present on the internet and ordered it. He seemed so excited about the fact that he had taken care of everything early.

I LOVE surprises but I hate waiting to find out what they are...they just drive me crazy and I am always trying to guess! I am so impatient when it comes to that sort of thing. Dan would make comments here and there about my b-day present coming, but it never showed up. I came home from work one day around my birthday and he said that they were having some shipping issues and my present might be a little late. I was okay with that.

Fast forward to last week, Daniel casually mentions that they lady he had bought my present from on e-bay had seemed to disappear with over 20 people's money. PayPal was not able to refund the money...he was quite disappointed and then I felt bad for all of the times I made a comment about not having a b-day present (it wasn't that often, but you just have to give the guy a hard time every now and again :) He then goes on to say that he has found the same gift on Amazon and it should be here soon.

Well, soon appears to be today. There is a box with a smile on the side right inside my front door. Dan is at work and told me that I am "allowed to look at the outside of the box but that's it"

He's laughing because he thinks I have built this up in my head. I really haven't...I just love surprises and can't wait to find out what is inside the box! And this year, I have absolutely NO idea what he got.

I'll keep you posted.....

Random Thoughts on the Holiday Season

I am so excited about Thanksgiving!

I love getting to spend time with family and eat all the great food. I am especially excited about the food this year - so far throughout this pregnancy I have really tried to pay attention to what and how much I am eating, but for Thanksgiving, I think I will officially be eating for two!!

It is so much fun to have time to sit and talk to family members that you don't get to see on a regular basis and I am a little excited about the possibility of a cooler may actually seem like fall!

I also love how Thanksgiving just kicks off the Holiday much more to come!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Bedroom Pictures

I have been promising these for a while and am just now getting them up...sorry! I love the way our bedroom has turned out and Daniel did an excellent job painting. It really looks professional! The color in the pictures is a little off for some reason. The bedding is really a green color and the walls are a mocha brown. Now we just need to get something for the walls!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Pregnancy induced road rage?

Being in the medical field, I know all about pregnancy induced hypertension, gestational diabetes, and pre-eclampsia/eclampsia.

The thing I am now discovering is pregnancy induced road rage. I used to be a fairly patient driver. I would always laugh at Dan when he would get frustrated at the drivers in front of him. Now he is the one laughing at me! It is all I can do to not cuss at anyone who happens to do something I think they shouldn't...and that is NOT me.

Please tell me this goes away when the baby comes!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

McD's and treadmills?

I was at the gym this morning and saw one of the more interesting things I have seen there.

As I was walking on the treadmill, I saw a lady walk in with her gym bag on one arm and a McDonald's bag in the other. I guess I thought she was going to eat after she worked out. But then I saw her again on the treadmill with a cup of coffee in one hand and a hashbrown in the other. How do you walk on a treadmill and drink hot coffee at the same time? Or for that matter, why?

I would just stay home in bed!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

My sister's baby

Amy and Charlie are having a GIRL!!

We are all so excited...I think I will die of anticipation before our turn on the 30th!!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

16 weeks (almost)

I went to the doctor on Friday and so far, so good! He said that everything is going well.

Daniel and I can't wait until Nov 30 when we get to have our next sonogram. We will be far enough along then that we can find out for sure what we are long as the baby cooperates!

My sister and her husband go on Tuesday for their 'big sono'. I can't wait for that either!

This is so much fun!!