Thursday, October 25, 2012

30 and Flirty and Thriving!

Oh Hay!

Happy Thursday Y'all! I enjoyed a day off of work, yep a FULL day off. Know what's even better?!
I have tomorrow off as well! Ahhh sweet slumber.

So welcome to my Week 3-0. You know, I'm feeling 30, flirty and thriving!
Name that movie?! Anyone? Bueller?

Ok, as you may have already realized.. I'm in a cooky kind of mood. That's all right y'all!

So lets just discuss about how my mind is BLOWN on how quickly 30weeks came along. What?! Wasn't I JUST telling my family that I'm Pregnant?
These past few weeks, I have become a freakin FISH. I need water alllllll the time. No big deal. Except that means I'm back to being best friends with toilets! Yey for a 4lb kid on my bladder! Lol ok maybe not ON my bladder.. But choo know what I mean!

And well, welcome back first trimester! Ugh night/morning sickness, back ache .. And don't even get me started about my swelling! I mean, eat a bag of salt and bloat up kind of swelling! ;) which I DO watch my sodium intake.

Now, my lovely sister.. Over yonder at Adventures In My kitchen! (You can check out her button on the side of my page)
She asked me the other day for some food suggestions for her blog..
She asked me while I was not only starving and munching on a cinnamon roll.. But also craving Chinese food! Yep. I wanted me some Fried Rice!

So I said.. Mmm Pumpkin Cinnamon rolls..?
She says "negative!" Pumpkin is being used EVERYWHERE right now.. She was right.

Long story short, I recommended some other not healthy items. She judged me.. I said IM FLIPPING PREGNANT! Lol and she settled with Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls! Whoa Nelly! Go check that OUT!

I'm going to be extremely ADHD with this post today y'all.

No one else is home with me, I'm kinda cold and well tired.. If I go to bed now.. I'll be up at 4am! Negative Ghost rider.

We got some.. Snow flurries last night/ this morning until about Noon in which the sun came out and the temperature rises to a whopping 35degrees! Knit that in your sweater and wear it!
Now, me being from Texas.. I almost left the house without a jacket.. Oh the suns out, looks like a nice day.. No need right?! WRONG! I'm going to have to get used to this. The temp was in the 30s but dang this Nebraska Wind!

So, JoAnnes fabric was having an awesome sale today.. I stocked up on some fleece! I found an amazing pattern for a car seat cover made out of those knot fleece blankets! I've gotta make it! :) guess what I'LL be doing tonight!! If not making it as a cover, I'll be making it as a blanket for my little man. Adam went along with his mother and I and actually helped pick put most of he fabric! What a champ! I know he enjoyed it because its for his son.. And well, he found all sports stuff as well as some cute boy flannel. What a cute Hubbs I have!

Well, I've got some crafting to be done!

Nighty y'all!
Sorry for the random Blog.. I'm not sorry. ;)


Enjoy my whale picture and my two annoyed FurBabies (I have 3 dogs.. But my weenie Pup is hiding under the bed)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Blimp coming through!

Whoa buddy, I feel LARGE.. Yes I have said it before and I will keep saying it. But really, I feel huge right now.
My feet have been swollen and well it's even tough for me to sit and be comfortable, bend down to pick things up, lay and be comfortable and even stand for long periods of time, thanks to my now almost 3lb son lol.
I'm really hoping that today is just the day for me to have a hard time standing for a long while, because I'm pulling 40+hrs at work this week. Gah! Hey, I'm thankful for working for a company with benefits and 12weeks maternity leave! WooHoo!

Oh man, my wonderful wonderful foot despising husband just sat down and is rubbing my freshly showered and lotioned feet! What a wonderful wonderful man. I'm kinda in shock right now lol only because we both hate feet! :) ahh feels nice!

I've picked up some new shoes for the colder days, you know.. In Texas you can wear flip flops year round even if its cold.. Yeeaaahhh there's this thing called snow here, I'm gonna need closed toe shoes. With my feet swelling and then calming just to swell again, I've gone up a size in shoes. :( not even width! Lol so, I kept things cheap found some cute and expandable shoes at Payless and bam! Comfort. Ahhh this way, I didn't spend a lot of money, I'm comfortable and have shoes to go with outfits lol. I mean, I can be all amazon woman and walk around bare foot. Yeah?! No.

If you know me, I love the show Awkward.
And today, it was Awkward marathon on MTV! Score!
So I watched, I napped, I cleaned.. Organized and started realizing.. I'm totally Nesting right now lol. I went through baby clothes and put them all in those big storage bags until I have a closet to organize them in.

Ok well, I've bored you enough ;)
Time for me to get my swollen beauty rest!
Good Night y'all

Oh and Ps- I know this presidential election is pretty big, however.. Please keep your remarks and rants and raves about the debates and other presidential stuff OFF of Facebook. I'm glad you know who you are supporting as well as your reasons, but that is something many people find personal. :) just a suggestion and my opinion, you may agree with me or not. That's really ok.

"Sorry, I'm not sorry."

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Take a step back

Recently, I've been on this kick of..
"No matter how bad you think you have it, someone out there has it worse."

Now, I'm not trying to preach and honestly I'm going to just go ahead and be a sour puss tonight.

But it's true, I was complaining at work the other day about a frustration that I was letting get to me far too much, and then a little girl came in.. She's fighting leukemia.
And you know what, I had to step back and think about why I was so upset. She has it far worse than I do. It broke my heart to see the look on her face. I felt so selfish.

So you waited an extra minute because the coffee shop was slammed this morning. Get over it.

So you hit all red lights and were late to work. Get over it.

Think about it, how many times a day do you let things get to you that really aren't that big of a deal?

Or how about just being grateful eh?
Someone does something nice for you, and it may not be done how you like it.. Just be grateful, maybe they were just trying to be thoughtful.

"To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant,
to enact gratitude is generous and noble,
but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven."
Johannes A. Gaertner

As for me, I am 100% guilty of many of these things. Remember my last post about how much I worry.. Yeah it's true. And honestly, I've been doing alright mood wise with this pregnancy.. I've been a happy little bee.. But recently, I've lost control.

"So tell me, honestly.. Do you like Nebraska?"
-No. Not at all. However , I'm thankful for the experience and the chance to see life outside of Texas and learn so much.. But I honestly hate it here.

I don't fit in. And I'm doing the same damn thing that I've always done, hiding behind my humor.

I just want to feel at home.
And right now, I am thankful for a roof over my head. A man by my side. A healthy baby boy who kicks me day and night. And I'm thankful for what the future may bring.

It's hard you know.
I left a life I knew for a life I had only heard about.
My family is the biggest reason I'm having such a hard time. I miss them. And I am thankful they have been taking my calls and emails and letting me make their ears bleed with my frustrations.
I didn't just move to another town, I picked up and moved 13hours away from home.
To be in the middle of corn fields and stressful situations.
That's life.
And you know what.. Someone out there doesn't have a home or family or loved ones.

Look, Every pregnant woman is different, every doctor is different. If someone tries to give you advice.. You simply say thank you. Even if you know it's not right for you and it's not something your doctor said. You be grateful that they care.
It's hard for me to listen to people who think they know everything about pregnancies and babies.. But honestly I have to remember, they are just trying to HELP.
Be thankful for that.

Ok so I got a little preachy and honestly, I wasn't even planning on getting on this subject, I'm just frustrated and emotional.

No one ever said it would be easy.
But I sure as heck am going to try to make the best of things.

"Everyone wears a mask, some of us just wear them better than others. You never know what they are going through or where they've been. So be kind and open your heart."-NLW

Good night Y'all

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

"We've got this!"

I have a few baskets of clean laundry spread on my bed, that I should be folding.. Well I've done about half. Lol I hate laundry.
However, I'm on here, why? Because I've been thinking a lot about my blog. My lack of readers and really how I'm simply reminding myself of my old Live Journal days. But ya know what. Who tha flip cares?! Who says I have to be a certain type of blogger eh?!
I won't blog about religion, or politics.. Or sports teams.. Because simply I just feel that everyone is entitled to their own opinion and I don't care to share mine.

I like to blog to get things off my chest. Show off a little of my silly side and well escape for a whole second.

I've been under a whole lot of stress recently, stress that should not be affecting me but it has been. Honestly, I'm tired of talking about it and thinking about it.. So I'm going to just tease y'all with this paragraph.

I CAN tell you, that I'm starting to freak out about my son coming. Buying a house, trying to not stress about having zero control over situations and then getting my leave ready and the temperatures are dropping and I'm writing a run on sentence ( see, freaking out)lol
My sweet husband who is used to my mini stress sessions and freak out days, is a saint at reminding me.. "Nicole, we've got this.. We always find a way through and everything always works out. Relax."
Relax? Yeah ok. This is our first child. I want to give him the world and I already feel like I'm failing. I'm ready to have a HOME and not just live in a house. And I'm worried I won't have everything that ill need for when he arrives.
We have 12 more weeks until he gets here, I swear I was just breaking the news to my husband that I'm pregnant!

Maybe I'm just worked up because I'm experiencing some crazy weather. For ONCE in my life, I experienced what FALL is, well.. Was. It's now getting down to 28degrees here and some parts of the state has already had snow! Snow?! It's October! It doesn't get cold until Halloween or later.. I mean.. Christmas last year was in the 70's.. But wait. I live in Nebraska now.
What. Was. I. Thinking.

I've had two recent incidents where I was in military mindset . "My husband is in the field, I'm taking him coffee."
Me-"oh, is he reserves or national guard?"
Her-confused"we're farmers..corn field."

You know how lame I felt!? Lol

Anyways. I'm gonna tackle this laundry.
Thanks for letting me vent! :)

Sorry, I'm not sorry! - awkward

Night y'all
& Joseph too who is kicking my stomach making my iPad bounce haha

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


Ok, kids.. Tonight were going to talk about emotions. Being emotional.. Some may call it being Emo. However before you find your best black outfit and color your eyes in all gothy style.. Just read.

Now, if you are a large and very much in charge pregnant Nicole.. You may notice these emotional changes while your husband asks you if you want to try a new type of chip!
Adam and I were getting groceries., he asked about a new type of chip.. As I looked deeply into the bag of deliciousness I started to cry. Did we just have an emotional connection potato chip bag? Is this serious? Are we just friends?!
At this time, I was only a few weeks pregnant..

This is my emotional roller coaster

The night before I decided to take a tinkle on the magic stick of pregnant or not.. I had a super break down. I cried like someone close had just passed away. My husband was driving us home after an evening of fun at his sisters house and I simply just blamed the fact that I was home sick on why I was crying.. Adam was a nervous nelly since I wouldn't talk about why I was crying.. Simply because I couldn't explain it.
I woke up the next day and decided, yeeaaahhh.. It's time to ask the magic stick.
Sure enough. BAM. Pregnant.
Adam was at ease to know that I'm not crazy,(there are still tests being done lol!) and excited to hear that he's gonna be a suga bear Daddy. (Honey boo boo anyone?)

I've noticed that crying is a big part of this whole baby process.

On the way to work, I would cry.. Maybe cause I was going to work? Lol just kidding boss lady! ;)

Half the time, it was because I pass a cemetery on the way .. When they put out the American flags I would get even more sappy.
-serious time-
Seeing this cemetery would just remind me of my Grandpa Tom, this man is my inspiration. He was such a strong willed man who loved his singing monkey, golf, tobacco pipe and speaking German..
"Ich Liebe dich!"
A brilliant man who served in the Us Navy and knew how to keep us Grandkids in line!
Now I'm getting all emotional again.

On another note,
Annoyance. Yes.. Like the "you are so dumb, you are really dumb." Kind of feeling.. Towards everyone.
Like my feelings today at the two 200+lb ladies and their two kids leaving the grocery store tonight.. Now, I'm ok with parking far away and walking.. No big deal. But these woman parked in the spot that is saved for "expecting mothers" I was annoyed.. You are just too dang LAZY.
So I simply enjoyed my waddle passed these chicas. (Please note the annoyed puppy at the end of this blog.)
It's just rude!

Are we back on the tear train?! Yup!

Once upon a time, A princess was enjoying a nice afternoon slumber.. A handsome prince had left his phone in the room in which She was slumbering.. That handsome prince's BOSS started to Text him.. Which woke this perdy little princess up..
Which threw her into yet again, another crying fit. Once comfortable, now disturbed. NOT OK. So the princess decided that crying and being mean to her prince was acceptable. Yes, yes it was.
I do what I want!- as quoted by Queen Susan.
The handsome prince, confused, apologized to the princess and they enjoying life. The end.

Ok for real.

Speaking of sensitive. My child, he's already sensitive about his big ears.. As seen on sonogram. Yep, his dad has them.. My poor son has them too.
I made a comment about them today and he kicked me.. Hard. Thanks kid.
What a hoot.

What are some emotions and crazy times you've had?! Can you look back and just laugh at yourself now? I laugh at myself all the time.. It's healthy. :)

I'd like to shout out to my sister - Queen Susan.. For providing a chuckle while she quoted Napoleon Dynamite Tonight when I mentioned eating tots! Mmm tots.

Check her out, see to the left.. There's a cute little icon that says "Adventures in my kitchen!" Yeah.. Read her stuff, drool on your keyboard and cook yourself silly, or fat..Phat? We don't judge here.

You're welcome! :)

Good night y'all!