Monthly Archives: June 2010

Day 123 – June 30, 2010

Tonight will be heavenly. I’m meeting Katie Jane Lewis after work to get manicures and pedicures. It’s seriously going to be amazing. There is something I’m not looking forward to though. The tattoo convos. For those of you who don’t know, I have a tree tattooed on the top of my foot. I love it, but the two times I’ve gotten a pedicure since getting the tattoo,  the lady working on my oh so lovely feet has wanted to know the story behind it.  That has also led to the person sitting next to me commenting on it. Call me rude or whatever, but when I’m getting a pedicure, I don’t want to talk about my tattoo…I actually don’t want to talk at all. I just want to sit back, close my eyes and pretend to be rich. Maybe tonight I’ll get to sit in my chair in peace. Let’s hope so.

Gosh…I sound awfully spoiled.

Day 122 – June 29, 2010

I’m a slacker. I don’t feel like blogging these days. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still as excited as ever about little Harper, I’m just usually really tired by the afternoon and don’t feel like typing/thinking about something to say. The only thing that keeps me going is knowing that I’ll regret not writing more about the prego experience later on down the road. Sucks now, but I’ll cherish it later.

I received something amazing in the mail yesterday. Jeans. I never really understood how important jeans were until I couldn’t wear mine anymore. I’m embarrassed to admit this, but before yesterday, I had lived for about a month with only one pair of cotton pants. They were very ugly, but very comfortable. I wore those pants unashamedly…sorta like the lady at Wal-mart who walks around with curlers in her hair.  She looks freaky in dem’ curlers, but she’s not ashamed. She sports them proudly. Well..that’s what I did with my pants. For me, it was sort of a rebellion against local retailers. You see, I have what people refer to as a “ba-donka-donk” butt…or a ghetto booty. That song Big Butts, was written about me. My butt is big. I’m not hatin’ on it. I actually like my butt…when I’m not looking for clothes. I usually have to buy jeans that come up to my belly button, because otherwise, my crack is hangin’ out. It’s either that, or buy two sizes bigger if I want the “hip” jeans.

Well,  shopping for maternity pants turned out to be a pain in the ass – literally. I tried on I don’t know how many pairs of pants from countless stores, but it never failed, my butt crack was hangin’ out. I began to get mad and eventually gave up. That’s when the cotton pants came into the picture. They were an easy fix. While they were ugly, they allowed me to, in a way, give the finger to JCPennys, Target, Belk, and Motherhood.

However, our love affair didn’t last for long. One bad self-esteem day and a mirror sent me begging to for some real pants. I didn’t want to order my clothes online (I HATE waiting and not being able to try them on) and I also wasn’t sure if they would have anything other than hip huggers, but I decided to look anyways. Thankfully, they had a plus size tab – halle-freakin-lujah! It didn’t take me long to find a pair I thought would fit (along with a couple of other items lol). I thought about ordering  a size up because I was still afraid my butt would hang out of them, but  after much thought, decided to order them in my normal size. They arrived yesterday, and they fit!!!!! I was so excited when I put them on…I ran around my house and did a happy dance – Benji can verify this.

So…now I have jeans, work pants and capris. I feel like I’ve won the lottery.

Day 117 – June 24, 2010

Benji and I decided to go look at baby stuff last night. We ended up buying Harper’s first outfits from mommy and daddy.

Benji picked out this one. Unfortunately it’s blurry. He’ll probably say I did  that on purpose to make my outfit look better 😉

Obviously, this is the one I picked out! The monkey on the pants actually goes over the butt, but I thought it was too cute to leave out of the picture.

This one also came with the pants. See…my outfit was the best!!! Benji disagrees with that, but it’s so obviously true.

I’m still not taking my medicine. Yesterday I was fine, but I’ve felt sick all day today. It’s nothing too unbearable, I just feel gross. Maybe I’ll feel normal again tomorrow.

Day 115 – June 22, 2010

This one won’t be long. I am exhausted. I don’t have a reason to be other than the growing boy inside of me. It’s been one of those days where I’ve just felt groggy all day long. I could seriously fall asleep at my desk. Needless to say, I’m looking forward to a nice evening on the couch. Maybe I’ll play Scrabble with Benji tonight so he won’t think I’m so boring.

I am proud to report that today is the very first day that I haven’t had to take Zofran in about three months. I decided to try to go without it this morning and I didn’t get sick at all…I didn’t even feel sick!! Maybe I’m over the morning sickness FINALLY?!?! I sure hope so. I guess we’ll see.

Day 114 – June 21, 2010

I feel like I have a lot to update about.

Hmm…I guess I’ll start with the baby name. Benji and I did what every couple on planet earth does when they get married – we talked about names for our future children. We had a name picked out for either sex, however, when I did eventually get pregnant, I began to doubt whether or not I really liked what we had picked out. We actually had already told family and friends the initial names we had picked out, but after about two months of being pregnant, we ended up choosing a completely different name for a girl. It was such a struggle that we decided to actually wait to find out the sex to decide for sure on a name for a boy. We were certain we were having a girl, so we both assumed picking out a boy name wouldn’t even be necessary.

About a week before the ultrasound, Benji decided that since we were both certain it was a girl, it would probably end up being a boy. I still insisted that it would be a girl, and on Monday of last week, to prove how certain I was of the sex, I made a bet with Benji that he could pick the name if we had a boy. As you all know, I lost the stinkin’ bet. It did end up being a boy.

Although Benji did win the bet, there was one condition. He was not allowed to use a name that I hated. He knew right when we found out that it was a boy what he wanted to name it. He wanted to use the name that we had originally picked out for our son. While I had doubts about it, he had loved the original name all along. It took me about a day, but I finally agreed. Anyways, since we already told the name to friends and family before deciding to keep the name a secret,  we both decided that there really isn’t much point in keeping it a secret now since most people already know it.

So…most of you already know this, but for those that don’t, our son’s name will be Harper Samuel Martin. We will call him Harper. He is being named after Harper Lee (author of “To Kill A Mockingbird”) and after Samuel Martin, Benji’s great grandfather. I also like Samuel because it means “for this child I prayed” which pretty much describes the ten months that we tried to get pregnant – we did indeed pray our butts off and we didn’t stop when we got pregnant!

I’ve been wanting to do something different for the nursery, and since his name will be Harper, I am thinking about making “To Kill A Mockingbird” the theme of the nursery. I am sure that I want to paint the tree from the cover on the wall:

However, I’m not so certain about those colors. I guess this will just be something that Benji and I have to think about. My main concern is having the colors match the crib. I’d really rather not paint the crib.

I know I said I had a lot to update about, but I’ll save the rest for another day. This post is already too long!

Day 110 – June 17, 2010

Today has been fun and exhausting. It started with me waking up at 4AM and then driving to Birmingham to meet my mom. As most of you know, she won the Fix Momma’s Mouth contest, and was a guest on the Rick & Bubba show today. She had to be there at 6:10AM. I don’t know how Rick & Bubba and the rest of their staff do it. I mean…I went to bed at eight last night, and was still exhausted when I got up. Maybe it was because it was still dark outside? Anyways, we had a blast at the show. R&B are just as nice and funny in person as I expected them to be.

Before my mom went on the show, she asked Bubba if they could do a baby prediction for me. They agreed. It’s pretty cool that I actually got to get a baby prediction by R&B. I’ve been listening to them since 4th grade, and I can remember hearing baby predictions from them in the past and thinking that whenever I had a baby, I wanted them to do a baby prediction for me. The asked me four questions. They asked what Benji does for a living and whether he wears boxers or briefs, and they asked what my cravings have been and if my legs are more harry now that I’m pregnant. According to my answers, they predicted that I was having a girl. They said that none of my answers pointed to boy. When I told them we were having a boy, they advised me to get a football in his hands ASAP!!! Hahaha…goobers. All in all, we had a great time this morning.

I probably won’t update at all tomorrow. Benji, Katie, Blake and I will be leaving to go to Memphis at 4pm, and we will return Saturday evening. Benji has a job interview on Saturday 🙂 I’m pretty pumped about it, and I’m so glad that Katie and Blake are going with us!

Day 109 – June 16, 2010

It’s a BOY! I still really can’t believe it. I mean…I was absolutely positive it was a girl! Crazy. We were only about a minute into the ultrasound when I saw it. You know…the unmistakable shape of a “pee pee”. Oh it was there alright. The ultrasound tech didn’t even get a chance to announce it before I saw it and screamed/made some funky noise. It was awesome. I couldn’t be more thrilled. I’ve always said that I wanted my daughter(s) to have an older brother.

I took the advice of some friends and drank some OJ about 20 minutes before the ultrasound. I actually drank it on the way over to my doctor’s office. When my mom and I sat down in the waiting room, I knew immediately that the OJ had worked. The baby started breakdancing in my belly. He was mainly kicking the crap out of my bladder. By the time the ultrasound rolled around, I had to pee like crazy! I held it through the entire thing though (not fun, by the way). The tech confirmed that he indeed was kicking my bladder, which was kind of cool to see. I’m hoping that he will find something else to kick sometime soon.

Here are some pictures from the ultrasound. I posted these on FB as well:

So…there he is. There’s our son. It feels really great to be able to say that. I am blessed. I don’t know how much more my heart can take. I  already love him so much.

Day 108 – June 15, 2010

Five months today. Time is flying.

I’m so excited about tomorrow. It’s only a few hours away now – yay! That’s really all I can think about, and I know you folks are probably tired of reading about it, so I’ll spare you an entire update about how ready I am for the ultrasound tomorrow! It feels like freakin’ Christmas Eve.

I found this neat little website that lets people guess the gender, weight, length, birth date & time for the baby…so yeah…take a guess 🙂

I’ll keep up with it until the baby arrives, and I think I’ll buy the closest guesser a gift card or something. Sounds fun…

Day 107 – June 14, 2010

Pregnancy, Alabama and summer do not go well together. I am miserable. I feel so bad for my friends who are further along than I am right now. No matter where I go, whether I’m inside or out, I’m burning up!! It’s probably the worst at my office. For some reason, the air conditioner does not cool our building very well. It’s 80 degrees in the office right now. I’ve been sportin’ a lovely sweat-stache on my upper lip all day. Ugh. I usually keep my house at 65 degrees, so this 80 degree crap is just not acceptable. I guess I’m going to have to buy a fan or something. Blah.

Only two more days until the ultrasound – I would jump for joy if I wasn’t so hot.

Day 103 – June 10, 2010

I am singing in a wedding this weekend. While I am VERY excited about the wedding…I am not excited about the dress I’ll be wearing. It was cute before I was pregnant, but now it makes me look huge. I tried it on a couple of nights ago and was shocked when I looked in the mirror. I don’t know if it’s just the way it hangs off my stomach or what, but it seriously makes me look nine months pregnant – I wish I was exaggerating.

I really want to find some cute maternity clothes. For the most part, I’ve been unimpressed with the things I’ve seen at Motherhood and places like that. I’ve seen a lot of maw maw shirts, and nothing makes me want to gag more (well…a maw maw shirt in pastel pink would make me want to gag more). I don’t know. I wish there was a Forever21 for pregnant ladies. That would make my life so much easier.