Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Morgy at the beach

Stephen thought it would be cute to take a belly picture on the beach

A little snow on the dunes

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Tater tots!

On our way home from Rehoboth Stephen and I paid our first visit to Sonic. I think that is my new favorite fast food place. Too bad there isn't any around us. I am in love with their tater tots! Morgy liked them too but I think she is still partial to french fries.

Just thought I would share :)

Fun Friday!

This is what happens when you come across a $1.99 sale at The Children's Place outlet!!

Every girl needs a nap after a long day of shopping!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Mid-Week Update :)

Here it is the middle of week 27 and I am pooped! I am at that point where I just feel uncomfortable. And yes, I know I still have a ways to go. But we are in the home stretch now. My next doctors visit is at a 3 week interval and then I guess it’ll be one more visit before I start the every 2 week visits. (But don’t quote me on that!)

At my last visit I had the 1 hour glucose test. I didn’t hear anything from the office so the no news is good news theory is in affect. And I am relieved. A) I didn’t want to have to fast again (it is cruel!) B) Because I didn’t want to have to drink that stuff again. (And apparently “Chickpea” agrees with me because my belly is moving like crazy!)

Thursday is our last actual prenatal class. That means only 1 more night of “interesting” videos to watch. (Actually, I am looking a little forward to the C-section video!) The last night we are scheduled to take a tour of L & D at the hospital and meet with a pediatrician. I am looking forward to it because I have seen almost all the other areas of the hospital and I haven’t been in there (except for when I was born of course but I am sure some things have changed!)

We are taking a weekend getaway this weekend and I am really looking forward to it. As much as I would like to say that we are going somewhere warm, we are not. We are taking the Morgers and going to Rehoboth, DE for a few days. I don’t know that there is much to do in Rehoboth in November but there are outlets!! I can only imagine the baby clothes that we will come home with. I am looking forward to dinner at Crabby Dicks. Their crab cakes are so good! We are going to try to take Morgers to the beach and let her run in the sand. The sand is the only part of the beach that she liked last time we took her. Who knew that we would have a lab that doesn’t like the water!?!

I may not get to really post until we get back but I do have an updated belly picture that I will try and put up. If I don’t talk to you...have a great weekend :)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Puppy Cam

I saw this on one of the baby boards I like to visit. Check it out! They are so cute :)


Happy Birthday Morgan!

Today my 4 legged baby turns 5! I can't believe it is almost 5 years since she and I met.

We love you very much Morgan Ann Sunshine Ryan!

Love, Mama and Papa :)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Yeah Yeah

I know....

It has just been one of those weeks. My hormones/emotions are going crazy and I have just spent so much time crying. It is so annoying that even the littlest things seem to set me off. I can only hope it will get better.

I was feeling good energy wise the last 2 or 3 weeks. It wasn't great but better then it was. And then boom. Out of know where all that energy went away. Stephen says its more my love for 90210 re-runs that is making me so lazy. He says that's why I don't want to get out of bed on the weekends. (I say he shouldn't have gotten SoapNet and then there wouldn't be a 90210 problem!!) "Chickpea" has become way more active and the kicking or punching fits that take place at 2:30 in the morning take a lot out of me.

So tomorrow marks the start of 27 weeks and my 3rd trimester. I can't believe it here already. Back in June, it seemed like the 3rd trimester was years away.

Earlier in the week I promised pictures of the basement progress. Stephen is working hard today so there will more to show later on in the week. (Did I mention I can't wait for it to be done!?!) I though we had some pictures of the painting but we don't so I'll try and get some this weekend.

Morgan is the project Supervisor!

My new laundry room floor

My pantry shelves

This picture has nothing to do with the basement. Morgan just wanted to show you her new toy. Yes, she is ready for Christmas already!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


I did it. I had a real baby brain moment. And it was a good one.

I try and be good about laundry and stay on top of things. I hate when the hamper is full and I only have so many maternity clothes that fit me well so it forces me to keep up with the laundry.

Stephen and I have a habit of leaving clothes on the bathroom floor. It’s a bad habit and I never did this before moving into this house. (Maybe it’s the house?!)

And now that the laundry room is somewhat back to normal, I can again enjoy doing laundry instead of dreading it. (I know I know…who really enjoys laundry??) I hated worrying that when I was transferring from the washer to the dryer that something would fall in a pile of sheet rock dust. Now I only need to look for the socks that Morgan steals!

So anyhoo…my baby brain.

As I was gathering laundry yesterday, I grabbed all of the clothes on the bathroom floor and sorted them into their appropriate basket and washed them as usual. Nothing out of the ordinary.

I got pretty caught up on my laundry and was feeling good. Stephen and I were getting ready to go out and I hear “that” question.

SR: Do you know where my wallet is?

ME: Nope, haven’t seen it.

SR: I think it might be in the shorts I wore yesterday. I think they were on the bathroom floor. Where did they go?

ME: (SHIT!!) I think you mean the shorts I washed today.

I ran downstairs to the laundry room knowing that they could either be in the washer which was done running or in the dryer that was waiting to be turned on. Washer. Nope. Dryer. Yup.

SR: Did you find it.

ME: Yup.

SR: Where?

ME: The dryer.

SR: What?!? You washed and dried my wallet?

ME: Correction – I only washed it. I didn’t turn the dryer on yet.

SR: Great. Now I am going to have a wet ass!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

26 Weeks

Well here we are into our 26th week. Less then 100 days till "Chickpea" makes a grand entrance. According to babycenter.com "Chickpea" is the length of an English hothouse cucumber. (I've never eaten one of those, that I know of. I guess they taste just like a regular cucumber??)

It has been a super productive weekend in the Ryan house. The laundry room and bathroom are painted!! The flooring and shelves for the pantry are done in the laundry room. And the washer, dryer and fridge are all in place. Matty came and helped Stephen move the big stuff back today. (It's nice having male cousins to help with these things!!) I'll post some pictures tomorrow so everyone can see the what I am so excited about.

I'm off tomorrow. I need a day to do some things and just not work. You know what I mean, right?

Alright well "Chickpea" wants ice cream.....

Saturday, November 8, 2008

99 days

I just realized today is 99 days till my due date! Holy crap, I am in double digits.

February will be here before we know it.

It's been a while

I know I know...I am a sucky blogger. Some of you check back often and I have nothing new to offer. I promise to really try and get better at this.

It's been a crazy week here in the Ryan household. Here are just a few things that the baby brain has allowed me to remember!

The week started off (2 days, 2 different stores!) by picking out paint colors for the laundry room, the bathroom and the baby's room. The laundry room is a very nice shade of green and the bathroom is a cool shade of orange. Orange?! Yes, orange. It is going to look awesome when it is done! And for the baby's room....well you will just have to wait and see ;)

I had my first pregnancy migraine this week. It wasn't much different then a non-pregnancy migraine except that I am more limited to the meds I can take. I tend to opt for Tylenol and some coke. It doesn't always do the trick but it takes the edge off.

As some of you know (OK, most if not all) I am not the easy going, roll things off the shoulders kind of person. That being said, I have experienced anxiety attacks off and on for the last 10 to 15 years. They have never been anything severe but enough to knock me down for a little bit. I can't really pin point the exact thing that brings them on. Worry, anticipation, stress are some things that come to mind. Over the last month, the frequency of these lovely little attacks seems to be increasing. Why you ask? I should be happy as I am nearing my 3rd trimester. Well, there is a lot going on right now and I think that once things settle down they won't be so bad. I really need to just relax a little more and try not to let things bother me so much. Again, easier said then done. The doctor suggested I talk to someone but I don't know if I am ready for that. Honestly, I don't know that I will ever be free from anxiety attacks. If I can manage to significantly decrease the frequency then I will be a happy camper.

One of my most memorable anxiety attacks (is it weird that I remember it like that??) is when Stephen and I were watching a movie and waiting for PEVA to meet us for dinner. The movie we were watching I had seen before. In the theatre. And I new the ending. And yet it sent me into an attack. And the movie was what? MEET THE FOCKERS!

I went to the doctors yesterday for my 1 hour glucose test. It wasn't as bad as it has been made out to be. Flat, sweet orange drink is how I would best describe it. Stephen told me to chug it and get it over with. Yeah right! I might have lost it all right there. The worst part was the fasting before. Whoever thought it was ok for pregnant women to fast is an evil person!! I had a very hard time not having a morning sweet snack. And by morning I mean 3am!

Now onto the not so good news. I've gained weight. Lots of weight. Not so much that they are worried just yet but it may get to that point. I can't help it if I have love of everything not good for me or "Chickpea" like ice cream, cookies, pasta and french fries.

(Speaking of french fries.... I had a moment this week. First one like it. I needed french fries and I needed them right that moment. I was at work and tried eating other things but nothing satisfied the french fry craving. So what did I do? I left and went for french fries. I ate a large fry while driving back to the office and I must say that they were the best damn fries I have ever had. Ever.)

I also got a flu shot. And it didn't hurt which was an added bonus. I go back to the doctors in 3 weeks. I can't believe that the time between visits is getting shorter. That means we are getting close!

Well I need to get moving. I have some errands to run in this yucky weather we are having. I'll post some updated pics in the next day or so. Promise! :)