Tuesday, May 24, 2011

i'm fun

i've been super fun to be around this week... i mean that seriously, for once. i feel good. i am fun to be around. unlike last week (and the week before, and probably the week before that too...) the fun started on friday (our anniversary, naturally). this week, i've been joining ty on our evening walks with the dogs, helping with dinner, doing some chores around the house, laughing, smiling, and all of the nice things a sweet wife does.

last week was a different story:
  • i spilled milk on the counter in the laundry room after i dumped a pile of freshly washed clothes on top of them. i then snapped at ty to "leave me alone and get out" because he said my name wrong after wards. 
  • i aggressively put my feet in his face as he watched tv so he'd rub them for me while he watched tv downstairs when he was obviously avoiding me and trying to stay out of my way. i did this at least 5/7 days of the week. 
  • i woke him up out of a dead sleep to take the dogs out to go potty in the morning after i had already been up for a potty break. i did this at least 3 days last week. 
  • i nagged him multiple times per day about getting started on the nursery.
another fun thing for ty has been dinner time.

"what do you want for dinner?" 

this is ty's least favorite question to ask these days... see below for the obvious reasons.

in this order...

things i love lately... 
  • anything fruit - especially tangerines, strawberries, and apples! 
  • pickles - especially Vlasic's bread and butter chips
  • peppercini's
  • Dreyer's Fruit Bar Popsicles
  • lemonade
  • anything with lemons and limes
  • salt and vinegar chips
  • sour jelly beans
  • bagel bites
  • ketchup
  • artisan egg sandwiches at starbucks
  • cottage cheese
  • anything with sour cream - tacos, nachos, quesadillas
as for things that don't sound so good that i used to love -- cheeseburgers, french fries (tator tots i can do!), ice cream, and chocolate sweets (i.e. m&ms, brownies, cake, cookies, etc.). i used to kill for those things and now, they get an "ehh" vote from me.

i am sure this list will evolve over time - shrinking and growing with each week. heck, some of these change by the minute!

now, what to eat tonight...

the good news is i am more open to food. this week's fave has been recreating taco bell's double decker taco.

what you need:
  • hard taco shells
  • flour taco tortillas (the small ones)
  • refried beans
  • cheese
  • shredded lettuce
  • roma tomato
  • sour cream (duh)
what you do:
  • spread refried beans on a flour tortilla
  • wrap the flour tortilla around the outside of the hard taco
  • fill the hard taco with all the fixin's! 
  • yummmmmmmmm. 
enjoy! (probably not as much as me...)

Friday, May 20, 2011


I'm dying right now because I can't believe another year's gone by... a year's gone by since I wrote this.

Two year's have gone by since this:

Today, Ty and I celebrate our 2 year anniversary and look forward to not only this next year together, but so many more. I feel like my pregnancy brain has drained me of words today. I have very few (lucky for Ty since we are spending the entire day together!). Instead, I will spend today basking in the sun with my husband, with a giant smile on my face. I will think about the last several years we've spent together, from the first time he walked into my life expecting nothing but a chicken burger dinner all the way to today, as we walk around the city talking about the little life we have yet to meet - our naval orange sized bambino growing, squirming and wiggling around in my belly.

Ty - I love you honey! I know I didn't get you a card this year, but consider this my love note to you. You are the most amazing, most patient, most loving man. I am so incredibly lucky. You are my perfect match. I am so excited to see you become a dad this year. There is no one I'd rather share this life with. Here's to many more years together - and by together, I mean many years of me driving you insane with my antics while you continue to make me the luckiest girl in the world. A day doesn't go by where I don't love you and appreciate you more... Love, love, love you! -- Jordan

Friday, May 13, 2011

On my mind :: 14 Weeks

:: 14 Week Bump Shot - Taken May 12th, 2011 ::

I'm totally not going to be one of those girls that judges herself and the changes her body goes through when she's pregnant. Nope. I don't really notice the fact that my face is a liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitle rounder than usual. Nope. Not concerned at all about the fact that my upper arm has grown somewhat and has less tone. Doesn't bother me one bit.

Maybe just one bit - but I do know that when I am 40 weeks pregnant, probably with two weeks left before I meet my baby still, I will look back at this picture and think, "Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn I looked good" because my arms will be even bigger, my face even rounder. Get over it, Jord! 

I will say I do love knowing that there's a little person (that actually looks more and more like a baby now!) growing inside me. Part me. Part Ty. All love.

My sweet grandma and I talked this week. I don't think anyone is more excited about this baby than her. She's giddy with excitement about this bambino and I can't get enough of it when I talk to her.

Grandma: Oh honey! I think I can now talk to you about what you are going through. I went to Barnes & Noble today and got a book that walks me through week by week of pregnancy! So now you have to tell me exactly where you are at so I can go read what's going on right now.
Me: Well, I am 14 weeks today. 
Grandma: OK, 14 weeks. Let's see here... OK. Here we are. Oh look! (She then goes on to describe what she sees and then reads me the short description of the progress the little one will make this week.)
Me: Isn't it so exciting to see? 
Grandma: Oh yes!! Now, let's make sure we talk every week so I can tell you what's going on. 

She is the cutest. She is the best grandma - from day one she and I have been hooked. I love hearing all of the stories about how she couldn't get enough of me when I was first born. How she used to come over to my parent's house at lunch time just to hold me. How she used to snatch me up and rescue me when Trevor was born. We'd go shopping. We'd do sleep overs. It all just continued through elementary school, junior high and high school. She and my sweet Grandpa would take Trev and I to Hawaii for fun trips. And even in college I'd spend my spring breaks with her and my Grandpa (and the SUN!) in Palm Springs. Since graduating from college and starting a new life up here, we see each other less but the love has always been there. I know that my grandparents loved being our grandparents. I can't wait to see them with my baby and get glimpses of what it was like when they first met me.

OK, enough for now. We have a doctor's appointment on Tuesday, which I still get anxious about even after getting "over the hump". Say prayers for a sweet heartbeat and a growing uterus!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

I'm Pooped.

:: 12 Week Bump Shot taken on Wednesday, April 27th ::

People said that once I'm out of my first trimester, I'm going to start to feel "awesome", "super energetic", "back to normal"... Nope. I am still feeling blessed beyond belief, but boy am I pooped. I started feeling nauseas around 6.5 weeks and learned how to manage it early - eat even when you don't want to. My relationship with food changed instantly. I used to love feeling hungry. I would be stuffing my face and already thinking about my next meal before I got knocked up. Not now. I have lived on tangerines and Carnation Instant Breakfasts. Before I got pregnant, I was a sucker for carbs. I would do anything for carbs. I've quickly learned over the last 7 weeks that carbs get me no where. It's all about the protein, which for some reason is the last thing I want to eat. Chicken? No thank you. (Unless fried, and doused in Red Robin's honey mustard dressing of course.) Steak? Ew. Eggs - sometimes, but not often. (Unless accompanied by a nice slice of American cheese and purchased at McDonald's.) I was liking cottage cheese there for awhile, but quickly became turned off. The same went for yogurt - the texture kills me. I'll tell you one thing - this makes dinner time especially fun. Not just for me, but for my sweet hubby who has to get creative every night with dinner suggestions in hopes of getting even a tiny nod from his super low maintenance wife. (The winners so far have been chicken terriyaki, his enchiladas, cheese burgers, and grilled cheese sandwiches.) Again, the guy deserves the Patience Award of the Year to sit next to his already annual achievement of the Husband of the Year award.

I have had minor glimpses of what may turn into the Honeymoon Trimester. However, I think I may have used up all of my energy for the next three months in New York with my mom and Trev. For some reason, I did pretty dang good there - walking all over town, not being too high maintenance with food, and not super nauseas (despite all of the "smells" of the city... wow). Payback came the second we landed back in Seattle, when I found myself in the airport bathroom losing my cookies. Welcome Home!

Below you'll see some pics from our trip to NYC! We had a great time - and the bambino did well on his/her first trip to the Big Apple!

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