Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Year in review

1. What did you do in 2008 that you’d never done before? Got Knocked Up!

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I don't think I made any. I probably wanted to lose weight. Which I did. Then I gained some back. Then I got preggers and lost a bunch. Now I've gained some. So all in all I'm around where I started.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? Lots! My s-i-l and a bunch of friends and friends of friend. And I will pretty soon.

4. Did anyone close to you die? My grandma.

5. What countries did you visit? the great land of nowheresville

6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008? A new career path and a baby.

7. What dates from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? The day in May when I found out I was pregnant.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? the baby.

9. What was your biggest failure? work I guess

10. Did you suffer illness or injury? I've been sick to death from pregnancy, but other than that...

11. What was the best thing you bought? nothing springs to mind. I guess the Explorer, cause now we have two cars.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration? My family for putting up with pregnant me.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? many many people

14. Where did most of your money go? living expenses

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? baby

16. What song will always remind you of 2008? Fall for You by Secondhand Serenade

17. Compared to this time last year, are you: a) happier or sadder? b) thinner or fatter? c) richer or poorer? Probably happier, a lot fatter but that's cause of baby, and about the same

18. What do you wish you’d done more of? dunno

19. What do you wish you’d done less of? dunno

20. How did you spend Christmas? at home, then f-i-l and s-i-l

21. Did you fall in love in 2008? I am

22. What was your favorite TV program? Project Runway, ANTM

23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year? nah

24. What was the best book you read? i read to many to remember

25. What was your greatest musical discovery? Taylor Swift

26. What did you want and get? baby

27. What did you want and not get? a new job

28. What was your favorite film of this year? was juno this year

29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? I don't think I did anything exciting. I turned 26

30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? money and not having to work

31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008? comfy? fits? good to go

32. What kept you sane? family and friends

33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? fancy? Lol

34. What political issue stirred you the most? I'm not into politics

35. Who did you miss? my grandma, grandpa and Aunt Ruth.

36. Who was the best new person you met? I haven't met anyone really significant

37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008. letitgo

38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year. “I been spending way too much time checking my tongue in the mirror/and bending over backwards just to try and see clearer.” (Can't top that)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Bop it!

I've become a virtual punching bag, from the inside. I swear my little booger is kicking my bladder and my ribs simultaneously. How he's managing it, I don't know. He has excellent timing.

I don't remember what feeling "normal" is like anymore. Granted, with my many health issues, I don't feel "normal" but really my own version of it. "As good as it gets" type of thing. But I'll complain about that a lot less now that I know what it feels like to be pregnant. Like for example, stairs have never been my friend. I'm not in great shape in the best of times and I have bad knees and a bad back, so stairs generally hurt. But now? I would be willing to swear they are sneaking in extra stairs at work every night. I'm exhausted by the time I climb them. And that's first thing in the morning. And my comfy bed is suddenly not so comfy. No matter what I do, my back kills and forces me to roll over every hour or so. Not so conducive to a good nights sleep.

I don't want to complain too much, because I feel light years better than I did at the beginning of the pregnancy, and I know it's going to get much worse in the third. But really, I'm already getting tired of being pregnant. As much as the though of having a little being here that I'm totally responsible for freaks me out, I'm also excited as hell about it. I'm trying not to let myself think about if I can handle it or not. I will when I have to.

I start my little newborn class next week. I have a lot to learn in only four classes. Four classes are supposed to last me 18+ years? Thank goodness for Grandmas and Aunts.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

My public insists

So I'm back. Yeah, it's been almost a year. But my adoring public insists that I should resurrect this blog. My adoring public is my twin sister, probably the only one to ever read this, but most of the time I'll pretend that others might stumble upon it. So I re-read some of my old posts and decided they were kinda funny. So why not? Maybe I won't right anything worth reading, but so what?

So updates. The biggest one is that I'm about 6 months preggers. It's the weirdest, best, worst experience of my life. I was less than 5 weeks pregnant when morning sickness started and I still get it if I even think about not taking the RX drug that keeps it somewhat at bay. At best, it's tolerable nausea and no appetite. I'm suddenly a complete vegetarian. I can't eat meat or eggs. The only caffeine I indulge in is the occasional frozen coke (okay a little more than occasional. They are my first official craving), or a little chocolate. I lost more than 15 lbs during the first part of my pregnancy. I've since gained back 7 lbs. At one point, I was sleeping 10 or 11 hours a night and was still tired in the morning!

It's also super cool. I'm having tons of fun picking out things and planning the new baby's room. This will be a boy, his name will be Tyler Nicholas. And he's just starting to make his presence known by little kicks and jabs. WEIRD! He pops around a few times a day for a few minutes at a time around my belly button. It feels strange!

That's the most consuming part of my life currently. I'm sure it might lend itself to some interesting blogs. We shall see!