Monday, August 31, 2009

What to do with $100

So today is my birthday and for said birthday I have received a few lovely monetary gifts from various family members. The vast majority was spent on baby clothes for little Eliza-Beth and then a little on some McD's Sunday morning breakfast :-) But today arrived a new, and greatly unexpected, $100 and I do not know what to do with it. I promptly thought that I should buy more things for my baby girl...and even little boy, but my husband told me I really should do something for myself. And now I ponder this. I cannot tell you the last time I was told to spend $100 on myself. First we came up with buying maternity clothes that way I was kind of spending it on the baby but myself at the same time...but then I thought pedicure! How nice would it be to get a pedicure? Or maybe some new makeup? I love elf makeup and have been wanting to get some more pieces to add to my collection.

Who knows what I will do...what would you do with $100 to spend on yourself??

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

It's a GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Say hello to my baby girl Eliza-Beth Katherine (Liza - and Liam can say it already!).

Monday, August 24, 2009

Tomorrow's The Day

So finally tomorrow we find out the sex of the baby. I will be 19 weeks and 4 days...and it is killing me not knowing who I am carrying around with me. We keep asking Liam whether he wants a baby brother and he says yes, but then we ask him if he would like a baby sister and he says yes...we are hopeful that he only gets one :-)

We already have the names picked out:

Alexander Brayden (Lex) - Alexander because it is a classic, strong name and partially after Alexander the Great - Brayden because I love that name, but it is too common these days to make it the first name

Eliza-Beth Katherine (Liza or EB) - Eliza-Beth is after my recently deceased mom's middle name, Elizabeth and Katherine is a name that I swore to my mom's mom (Mamall) that I would name my little girl if I ever had a girl. I love it as a first name, but Katherine is soooo common that I just couldn't do that.

Now I am of course pulling for a little girl, and for more than one reason. 1) Balance...then we have the big brother to protect our little girl and we will always know what is going on in kid culture LOL 2) for my mommy. I miss her so much every day and I think that there is nothing better I could do for her than to have a little girl. 3) I want to dress someone up in frilly little dresses and Bill won't let me get a purse-sized puppy! lol

Well I guess that is it...we have no control over who it is going to be and we are going to love them no matter what. I promise to post the results!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


I am completely and totally over people being negative around me. Now granted I go through my own little spurts...and right now we call them hormones and blame them on "The Riddler"...but seriously can people ever be happy? Some people just really need to try and find the good in people and things and not hate their jobs or work or lives. If you are truly that miserable about everything that is going on in your like then please save the rest of us and jump ship and take a much needed vacation...and don't come back.

Sidenote: I believe that I am the only one in the office THRILLED with the fact that it is pouring outside...but then again I am the only one that is pregnant and probably the only one without air conditioning!

Have a WONDERFUL day!

Monday, August 3, 2009

A Quick Note about Food

So I like food...too much...but then again I am pregnant so I am allowed to love food. Last night I was complaining that the ice cream truck doesn't come by often enough (only like once a week when I don't have a dollar) so Bill and I made cookies..slightly undercooked and delicious! Today for lunch I warmed myself up some pumpkin squash ravioli...usually one of my favorite heat 'em and eat 'em I had no taste I am dining on a bowl of nacho cheese Doritos left over from a party we had on Friday...and this afternoon I plan to enjoy my cookies! I am seriously starting to eat like a real pregnant woman...what am I going to do this weekend when I am in Chicago for the Breast Cancer 3-Day?!!? There better be a convenience store near our hotel!