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Thursday, June 30, 2005

Tracey's baby

Tracey's baby
Originally uploaded by Jaimemjfan.
SOOOOOOOOOOOOO cute! I had the pleasure of meeting Tracey's new baby, Jady, last week when I stayed at her house. I almost died when I walked in and saw this cute little face looking at me! She is SOOOOOO adorable... I just wanted to hug her and squeeze her and love her! If only they would stay this size I would have like 8. ;)

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Favorites 2

Favorites 2
Originally uploaded by Jaimemjfan.
So not only are these ones part of the cutest-outfit-ever collection, but there is a funny story to go along with it. See the outfit on the far right? Well when I first got this (courtesy of my Adidas rep, Mark Hutchison) I brought it out to show my mother when she was visiting. I held it up and said "isn't this THE cutest thing you have ever seen in your life!?!". She looks at me (TOTALLY APPALLED) and yells out in her loud Diane voice "THAT'S NOT GOING TO FIT YOU!!!".
Oh yes, the DH had a field day with that one.

Our favorites

Our favorites
Originally uploaded by Jaimemjfan.
So... I must already have about 20 favorite outfits... and these are a few. I can just see it now... my child will be 12 and I'll still be trying to squeeze her into these clothes. ;)


Nursery closet 1
Originally uploaded by Jaimemjfan.
If we end up having a baby girl, we are SCREWED! I just can't help myself... baby boy clothes are sooo cute! I've been buying them for YEARS now (as you can see!). We also luck out because Pam gives us all of Benjamin's adorable hand-me-downs in addition to the million outfits I have already bought. :) If that 20 week ultrasound (which seems like light years away right now) doesn't show any boy parts, our baby girl will be wearin' a whole lotta blue. ;)

Thursday, June 23, 2005

What to expect...

So someday I'm going to write a book. It's going to be titled: What to Expect When You're Reading What to Expect When You're Expecting. I started reading this book about 30 seconds after the home pregnancy test confirmed that I was, indeed, finally pregnant. I just assumed that I would love it... because, well, everyone loves it. Well, I hate it. Some of the many reasons I hate the book What to Expect (so far) are:
  • I'm not even close to my 4th month and have already had cravings for like 6 weeks. (Okay, let's be realistic... I've had cravings my whole life. But anyway...)
  • I'm not even close to my 4th month and yes, there is definitely a belly there. (And that's not just because I've been eating for 4 just in case).
  • I am absolutely allowed without guilt to splurge on a candy bar or ice cream once a month?!? Are you kidding me?!? Who really feels better about that... ? How 'bout once a day? (Which would be drastically reduced from my non-pregnancy consumption).
  • There's one part of the book where a woman writes in: "My girlfriends and I have a ritual of going to a movie and then out to fast food after once a month. Do I need to give this up?" What to Expect's answer was something along the lines of this: "Absolutely not! There are many fast food restaurants that now offer healthy choices so go have fun and enjoy a salad and a water for that once a month splurge!" Huh? We're talking approximately 8 times in your whole pregnancy! (Because the first time you consumed those ... gasp... toxic fries you didn't know you were pregnant). Seriously, the rules can't be this strict!
  • I have never heard of 9 out of every 10 items on their "recommended diet" list. (Okay, I admit... that's not saying much!)

Luckily I have found a book to fill my "What to Expect" needs. It is called: The Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy and was recommended by my cousin Tina. It is right up my alley and I love it...

We have all heard of those women who do pregnancy perfectly. You know the type: a model or soap star who is reverently portrayed in women's magazines with bouncing hair and maternity clothes that actually match. Or worse, she is the daughter of your mother's best friend (or in my case the wife of my husband's best friend) so you have to hear about and be compared to her every single day. She gains the recommended 20-25 pounds, her skin stays clear and rosy, she prepares for birth by listening to meditation tapes, she plays singles tennis up until she is about 6 cm dilated and she had never felt better in her life. She also has a husband who thinks his wife is at her most beautiful when swollen with his child, who actually asks questions at the childbirth preparedness classes, and who, after the baby is born, takes the placenta home and buries it beneath an old oak tree. This book is not for these women. It is for the rest of us; those of us who put on 25 pounds before the home pregnancy test and the first doctor's visit. It is for those of us who get our first case of acne since the Homecoming Dance. It is for those of us who have hemorrhoids so bad that we have considered never eating solid food again in hopes of avoiding another bowel movement for the rest of our lives. It is for those of us who have considered murdering our husbands in their sleep because we thought we heard them say "moo" when we were getting dressed.

Ahh yes, this is my kind of book.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

My little grape

My little grape
Originally uploaded by Jaimemjfan.

So yesterday was our second ultrasound. The first was to determine "how many" were in there because I was on the fertility drug Clomid. Yesterday was a routine 10-week u/s. We just switched doctors to St. Mary's in Lewiston but they don't do a single u/s until 20 weeks so I kept my previously scheduled appointment at Coastal for the 10 week. At my first u/s they gave us a due date of January 18th, less than two weeks after daddy turns 30. We are already so anxious for 20 weeks so that we can find out the sex. Of course, more importantly we are anxious for the 12-14 week mark when the risk of miscarriage will decrease.

If it's a girl her name will be Rylee Carmela and if it's a boy his name will be Xander (like Alexander without the 'Alec') John.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Infertile Myrtle strikes back...

Test #1
Originally uploaded by Jaimemjfan.
FINALLY!! Exactly 24 months after we started trying to conceive (and on the month we were scheduled to begin IUI), it finally happens for us! I'm, of course, still a nervous wreck b/c we are not at the "safety point" yet, but so far so good...

Thursday, June 16, 2005

These are AWESOME!!

So Michelle just sent me this link for Photostamps... the coolest thing EVER! You can actually turn your photos into real postal stamps! What an awesome idea for wedding invitations or birth announcements! I will definitely be ordering some of these! Check it out...

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

A turtle?

So this morning I was opening my bathroom window because it was so hot and I spotted this large animal creeping across my back lawn. I could tell that it wasn't a cat (because it was MUCH bigger)... so I ran downstairs to get my glasses so that I could actually see. :) When I got back, I discovered that it was a turtle that was about 2' long! He was creeping towards the house but unfortunately, it was raining and he didn't get close enough to get a good picture. If it hadn't been pouring, I definitely would've gone outside for a closer look. He didn't have hair, so I was tempted to lure him in and keep him as a pet. I was pretty sure by looking at him that he wasn't house broken, though, so i decided against it.


Originally uploaded by Jaimemjfan.
Cutie! This is my cousin, Chris' son, Ian. It was the first time I have ever met the little one... and he would get spoiled rotten in my house... he is too cute!

Sympathy all around?

I can't even imagine how awful the stages of divorce must be. It seems like for everyones step forward, there are two steps back. I think a law should be passed that keeps anyone from dating within a year of their divorce to make it easier for all parties involved.

My best friend is finding it strange that her still husband be late picking up his child because he spent the weekend with a woman that barely has moved out of her house with her husband...that same woman that wants sympathy for starting a new life.


Someday I'm going to have a baby of my own. Now I know that everyone says the things they're not going to do when they have a baby before they have a baby... but I will absolutely refuse to give my child (or let someone else give them) some really lame nickname that will torment them when they're older. Now I'm not referring to "pet names" or "normal" nicknames ... those are okay. :) The top 3 awful baby nicknames I've seen lately:
#3. Master so-and-so
#2. Code man
and the #1. worst nickname I have ever heard for a child: K-butt

I just hope for the child's sake these parents are not still saying "Are you hungry, Code Man?" "Where is Code Man?" "Code Man looks tired" when they're teenagers. It's just wrong.

Spa party countdown

I'm so excited for Friday to come so that my best girls can all come over and have fun testing out spa stuff. I've, of course, planned a menu of fattening, yummy snacks to eat and my party favors kick butt! It's going to be so much fun! Friends that I'll get to see that night are: Pam, Sarah, Ginger, Michelle, Holly, Lisa, Amy, Tammy, Krista and Darcy. Is it Friday yet?? :)

Monday, June 13, 2005

50 whole years...

50 whole years...
Originally uploaded by Jaimemjfan.

Happy 50th Anniversary, Gram and Grampa! Sunday we threw a big bash for my grandparents. It was VERY hot in our non-air-conditioned hall but there was a great turnout anyway. Congrats on 50 years together! Cute!

On another note, I'm pretty sure Shawn thought the last place he would get hit on was my grandparent's 50th Anniversary party. After all, there were only a handful of people there under 80. I came back from getting a piece of cake to find this woman umm... touching Shawn. I didn't think anything of it until she asked me if she could "borrow" him for 15 minutes. Now people ask me to "borrow" Shawn all the time b/c he is 6'5. But... knowing that Shawn hadn't stood up(broken ankle) all day, I wondered what she wanted him for. After she walks away, he tells me that she was telling him how much she liked him and "propositioning him" to meet her in the bathroom in 10 minutes. Umm... hrmm. The general consensus amongst those at the table: 70 years old. Eeek!

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Hannah splish splashing on a hot day

So Michelle just IMd me to tell me how hot she is from running around outside helping out with lunch for her students so this picture is just for her! Doesn't it cool you off to just look at it! This was last Sunday and I can't wait to go swimming again!

Holy moly...

I am a total blogsite posting slacker. Mostly because... well... my life is boring and I have nothing to complain about lately. ;)
My grandparents are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year and we are throwing them a big bash on Sunday.
I am very excited about my spa party next Friday and can't wait to go shopping for goodies and decorations.
I don't know what it is but lately I just can't seem to sleep! I hate it! Consequently, I'm always tired. I lay awake at night tired but wide awake for hours on end. I need to get myself into a good book so that I can atleast read when I am lying awake.
My sister went to see the house I wanted her so badly to buy today. I am heartbroken that they didn't like it. It has A POOL - a HEATED pool - and a hot tub. Sigh. I suppose it's better for them... they would've been buying a new house, and a new roommate b/c I would've been there ALLLLLLLLL the time! :) Last week I got to go to her in-laws house and swim in their heated pool. It was 86 degrees and SOOOOOOOOOO nice!
I got A/C at work! Yay! It was getting SOOO hot in here (It's gettin' hot in herre... so take off all your clothes... i am get-in so hot... ) anyway... it was hot. It was actually like 10 degrees warmer than whatever the hotness was outside. So I am happy today in my not-83-degree-office. :)