Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Did I mention that...

I have heartburn radiating out of my ears?

I feel like I ate a 20lb. turkey, and now I can't pass it!

it feels like I am wearing a fat suit that I can't take off?

I am never ever hungry, but would love to eat everything I see?

I want nothing more than to crawl in a hole, and come out in 9 weeks?

I love Halloween?

I have the best daughter in the whole wide world!!!?

I have a miracle taking over my body?

I can't find my rib cage?

I am less then 9 weeks from having our baby?

I have neglected my blog a lot? I don't feel bad about that, but I feel bad for the poor grandparents, that only want to see their grand daughter.

those poor grandparents nag me to update my blog every time we talk on the phone?

I have turned into a BIG, FAT, pregnant couch potato, ever since the new seasons started?

I get up to pee 4-7 times per night?

Nora makes me laugh at least a dozen times per day?

my husband is learning the hard way how to put up with me being pregnant?

he is the greatest thing that ever happened to me?

everyday, I thank my Heavenly Father for the blessings that he continues to pour upon me? I am not sure why he does, and I am constantly feeling inadequate, but I am truly blessed.

And, because I do love the grandparents of my daughter... here are a few get them through the week...

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

OH... she never seems to disappoint!

Just when I thought today was not going to be a funny cute day, I found this...

When I asked her, "Where is the candy?"

How she managed to find my stash of kisses, and eat... 18 Hershey Kisses without me knowing, is beyond me. It's not even like I left her alone while I tried to nap today. WHAT HAVE I GOTTEN MYSELF INTO?

Whats even more funny, is she keeps asking me for more, and I keep saying NO. And she says, "You say, NO, and I say YES!" Then she says, "You happy mommy?" YIPES!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Almost 3!

Nora will be three this week. Since every day she does something pretty funny, this week, I will attempt to blog about it!

After a long weekend, I decided I REALLY needed a nap! I put Nora down for her nap, and today, she wanted NOTHING to do with it! So, I locked the front door, locked the back door, and told her that she needed to play quietly in her room. So, while she was "playing quietly" I got to take a little snooze. That was until...

Nora: "Mommy, wake up! You need to put Mulans dress on her!"
Me: NORA, you need to play in your room, while mommy takes a nap. Please don't come out of your room.
Nora: UUUGH!

So, after less then ten minutes, I was feeling too guilty to sleep! So, I just laid there, and listened to her play with her toys. She never ended up taking her nap. When daddy came home, we talked about her day. I asked her,
Me: Did we have a good day?
Nora: Daddy, mommy was very ANGRY at me.
Daddy: Really, why was mommy angry?
Nora: She made me sad.
Daddy: What happened?
Nora: She wanted to sleep.
Daddy: Did you let her sleep?
Nora: Nope, and she was angry!
Daddy: Why wouldn't you let her sleep?
Nora: UUUGH!
Daddy: Nora, Mommy is trying to grow a baby in her tummy. She needs lots of rest, and if she doesn't get rest, then she may become angry.
Nora: But mommy didn't put Mulans dress on her!

Anyways, the conversation went on and on. And all I could hear was my mom saying, "Oh yeah, I'll show you angry!"

I also got to thinking about how tired I have been. I realize that when I have a newborn, I will be tired too, but I really hope it is a different kind of tired.

Speaking of the newborn... he is due to arrive in eleven weeks! I have been feeling great, and only gained 10lbs so far! My new doctor is ecstatic every time she measures me! The baby makes a great mouse pad, and plate rest. I retract any statements that I have ever made about him being so gentle. As of the last few weeks, he doesn't want me to forget how snug he is in there. I'm thinking in the next few weeks, we will start making a few purchases for this guy. But for now, I think I will try to take a nap.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Disney... YIKES!

Halloween at Disney World is a crazy, fun experience! We are so lucky to have been able to go to their Halloween Party again this year. Joel's company comes with a few perks, and one of those perks, is an apartment to stay at right by Disney World in Orlando. We thought it would be a good time for us to go, before the baby comes. I was highly impressed with myself... which isn't really saying much, because I was worried weather of not I would be able to walk around so much. I guess when you apply a little bit of magic you never know what could happen.

Before we went to the parks, we were able to take Joel's dad, and brother to see Joel's Grandpa. He has been really sick, they are moving back to Michigan this week. So we stopped by to see them, and we are so glad we did. Nora was in true fashion, entertaining and sweet. I think Grandma Patsy, and Grandpa were glad we stopped by. I was glad to get some family pictures for posterity's sake.

Our first day at Disney we went to the Magic Kingdom. The weather was amazing. The rides were a BLAST! And those darn characters... NEVER disappoint! Nora didn't really care who she met... she just loved them all. She did talk about meeting Ariel for a while, so we made sure to take care of that one first. And it worked out, because she was wearing her Ariel dress. Ariel wondered why she hasn't seen her is so long, and told her, that she really missed her, and LOVED her dress. Nora told Ariel that she loved her BRA. Ariel doesn't wear the most modest clothing, but she lives, "Under the Sea", so she wears more clothing then some of the fish do.

Here are a few shots of some other meet and greets! All were very special, and worth any time we had to wait for them. Her happiness was priceless.

There were a lot of pictures with my belly sticking in the picture. Because I didn't know if Joel was actually trying to get my belly in there, or if it was just sticking out, I thought I would post a tribute to the "Baby BUMP".

The second day we went to Epcot... which I LOVE IT THERE! That is where we were able to email our video of our Future World. We met some other characters, and saw an amazing laser light, firework show! Disney doesn't spare any expense! They are amazing. I received a button for a lil' baby on the way.

And Nora met some more friends, and got a kiss from Snow White, that I think is a permanent fixture now. We have scrubbed and scrubbed at that thing, and there are still traces of that BRIGHT RED lipstick right on her forehead. Her first tattoo!

The third day we went back to the MK, because we were celebrating Halloween with them. Lulu and Papa, made the MOST AMAZING Tinkerbell Costume for Nora, and it was mainly for the purpose of this party. Of course we had to meet Tinkerbell, and when we did, she said that Nora had the best looking wings she had ever seen! We were also there to take care of some personal business with Tink. When Nora got rid of her Binky's she left them for Tink to take to the other babies. Lately, she was wondering if Tink would give her back her Binky's so that she can give them to her baby brother. That will have to continue onto post Part II.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Noras Future!

I thought this was too funny not to share.