Monday, September 28, 2009

My First "Not Me Monday"

I have a few blogs that I follow who post their "Not Me Monday" posts pretty regularly after the weekend. I thought I would try it out. To see how it all began you can visit MckMama's Blog for more Not Me posts! Pretty much these are things that "did NOT" happen... You get the vibe!


This weekend we did NOT eat out two nights in a row at Texas Roadhouse and then Napoli, a fantastic local Italian restaurant.

Saturday I did NOT have to spend three long, sweaty hours at the Laundromat with my friend Holly because the heating element in our dryer is broken and the hot water valve for the washer at our new house is corroded. Afterwards we did NOT treat ourselves to some delicious ice cream from Marble Slab Creamery!

On Sunday Jason did NOT have a great time golfing with Eric and he did NOT have ten strokes on a hole with a lake in the middle! Holly and I did NOT have a fantastic and relaxing time getting mani/pedis while the boys were on the golf course.

After our mornings Jason and I did NOT spend atleast 4 hours on the couch watching football together and constantly checking on our Fantasy Football teams. We both did NOT win our games this week! Hooray!

After having a deep, painful cough since Friday, Jason did NOT have to bring Charlie Brown in to the Vet this morning for a check-up. We did NOT find out that he has horrible allergies that are causing this cough and he is now on two medications to help relieve it.

We also did NOT come up with more baby names for Little Baby Norris- man is picking a baby name NOT hard!

What did you NOT do this weekend?!

Have a great week everyone! Check back soon for some belly pictures... yes they ARE coming!

~Emily

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Ultrasound

Today we had our second ultrasound. The first one was taken at 8 weeks, so there wasn't too much to see. This time around we really got to know our baby for the first time and take a good look at him/her. The technician took pictures of all of the organs and was able to measure the femur, head and abdomen. From that she was able to determine that the baby weighs approximately 0.8 pounds! It was amazing to see all of the organs and bones so clearly. We could see all of the baby's vertebrae, its little toes moving and even it's brain matter! We are happy to report that baby is healthy and is right on schedule with its due date! We have pictures that we need to scan and upload so that we can share with everybody. Jason also brought our camera along so we were able to take a few videos of what the baby is up to in my belly. Enjoy!
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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Joys of Moving and a Surprise on the Way!

Well, we have officially moved into our new home. It has been a long week and a half, but all of our dirty work is done! We are the proud owners of a 3-bedroom, brick ranch- complete with our very own orchard, which includes: 3 papaya trees, a navel orange tree, a key lime tree, a fig tree and an apple tree. The house is definitely smaller than our house in the Falls, so we have had to get rid of many of our things. All I can say is that I am definitely Goodwill's new best friend! I am glad that we had the opportunity to sort through our things and get rid of the things we don't truly use or need. It's amazing how much stuff you accumulate over time!
So far the animals are adjusting well to their new surroundings. Toby Walnuts hid behind the washing machine as soon as we let him loose in the new house. But a few hours later we found him lounging lazily on our bed. The windows have low, wide windowsills, so the cats spend most of their days lying on them. Charlie and Flippy are getting used to having NO carpet! Something Jason and I are absolutely loving. We both have pretty bad allergies and are looking forward to not having to vacuum constantly! We put down our area rug in the living room today, so the dogs are not slipping and sliding on the hardwoods as much.
Right now we are still living out of boxes, but are working towards unpacking everything. We had AT&T come today and install our Internet and phone, so we are finally back up and running! I have been busy with work and school, so unpacking is not coming along as quickly as I would hope. Also, our water valve for the washing machine is corroded and our dryer's heating unit is broken, so we are without laundry facilities at the moment. I will be spending one of my evening's this week at the Washateria getting all of our laundry done. Definitely not one of my favorite things to do, but atleast I can catch up on some of my homework. We are also going to have to invest in a new range, since the gas one in the house is less than desirable. The whole house reeks of gas as soon as you turn on the burners, and the appliance itself is very dated. Luckily, I have two wonderful parents who bought us a brand new refrigerator for a housewarming gift! Now we can use the money we were originally going to spend on the fridge to purchase a new oven! Thanks Mom and Dad! :)
Overall, everything is going well. I should also finally mention that we are expecting our first child on February 7, 2010. I am 20 weeks and one day pregnant as of today! We are extremely excited about it! We have all ready painted the nursery and are going to be decorating it in a Beatrix Potter theme. We had a Dr's appointment yesterday and all is well with baby and mama. We also have our second ultrasound tomorrow. This is the one where we find out if it is a boy or a girl, but we have both decided that we want the sex to be a surprise! Many people do not like this idea, but Jason and I both love the anticipation of finding out what our beautiful baby will be! We have a few names picked out, but are unsure of what the top two are. My belly has gotten pretty large over the last few weeks and my clothes are not fitting too well these days. I have still not felt baby kick, but have been told that it may be a couple more weeks until I do. Also, night are becoming a bit more uncomfortable, as I am finding it hard to find a comfortable sleeping position. Oh the joys of pregnancy! But, I wouldn't change it for the world.
That's all for now, back to unpacking! :)

P.S. Sorry about no pictures, I don't know where the camera is! But we will post pics of the new house soon!

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