Thursday, February 24, 2011

16 Week Appt

Last week I had my 16 week appt. Everything is checking out good and on schedule. I never thought it would be possible to weigh this much in my life. I have almost gained 10 pounds! We got to hear the baby's heartbeat again which is oh so cool! Josh recorded it on his phone so now I can listen to it whenever I want. It is just so reassuring to hear the heartbeat!

I got my blood drawn for a test as well. The old Natalie, 2 years ago, would have freaked out if she knew how many times I would be having my blood drawn during these past 2 years. I have become friends with Charles the Phlebotomist. He is the best! It barley hurts when he draws my blood. I like him because he's awesome at his job (not like the other girl that works there, she is really bad at finding veins), he once had a twilight poster hanging in the room and he's a little snotty (but never with me). He has told me that I'm dramatic, but I just can't look at the needle when it goes into my arm! Anyway, it's a big deal for me that I finally feel comfortable having my blood drawn.

Other news, March 10th is the BIG day. 2 Weeks away! It's the day when we find out if little baby "O" is a girl or a boy. It will be a surprise. I sometimes think I know what i'll be having, but then I have doubts. So we will have to see. I can't wait!

More and more people are finding out that we are having a baby. It kinda baffles me for those people who are around me. I'm pretty sure I look pregnant. When have I ever looked like this in my life? Come on people!

Things that have changed:
I no longer feel life barfing all the time! Whoo-hoo! Week 15 was a good week.
I had food poisoning twice and I seriously thought I was going to die. Josh was even scared.
My sciatic nerves are really mean to me and hurt me sometimes.
I have had a headache for the better part of this week.
I can eat chicken again!
I am hungry a lot.
I crave artichokes all the time.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Whine, whine, whine

I like hanging with Gnarly, she never whines!

Sometimes I just want to tell people, "STOP. I don't want to hear your complaints." It's like, in my personal life I am a customer service agent for anyones complaints about their lives. I know this sounds insensitive, but some people just annoy me with how much they complain!

Now I like being a good supportive friend by giving a listening ear and offering compassion. I also understand we all have bad days and we need to vent. I participate in venting as well and I am in complete support of it. I am talking about the people who find something to complain about each and everyday. It drives me crazy! The whole woe-is-me-my-life-is-so-hard-and-it's-never-going-to-get-better attitude irritates me.

I believe that you can't really complain or be disgruntled when we make certain choices in our lives where we know what the outcome will be. Yeah life is hard. Everyday, life is hard. Things change. Things happen. It is up to us to choose what type of attitude we will have and how we will react.

Sorry for this rant. I just feel like my whole life people come to me to complain and sometimes I just get sick of it and I don't want to hear it. I try everyday to be in a good mood. It doesn't always work, but I try to be conscience of others around me because they shouldn't have to suffer because I'm upset. I know I get in a bad mood when the "woe-is-me-my-life-is-so-hard-and-it's-never-going-to-get-better" people complain. This doesn't mean I don't want people to share their trials and hardships with me, I'm just tired of the heavy whiners in my life.

Sunday, February 13, 2011


My iphone has been a long time coming. I have waited patiently since June 29, 2007. Who knew I would really wait that long? I remember when Apple made the announcement. I was so happy to hear about its latest product as I am a BIG fan of Apple. They just make products that make sense, don't upset you and they make the world a better designed place.

So when I heard it was finally coming to Version I got ready and then registered for the iPhone. Since my mom loves me she let me use her upgrade. The iPhone came earlier then expected (last monday)! I had it delivered to my work and my co workers were all really excited for me. Opening that beautiful box was amazing. I felt pretty special because I was in the first wave of people on Verizon to get the phone. Finally after 3.5 years of waiting!

So I have had the iPhone for a week and it has been a beautiful week. The phone and I have bonded and it has made my life easier. I like that I can check and manage everything from my phone which is great because I always have to use the internet for everything. I feel like the technology part of my life is finally complete!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

It's Week 14 and NO Baby Ticker Yet???

I know you are all concerned about this. Josh and I had the talk of, do we have a baby ticker on our blog or do we not? We had this talk months ago and decided no. They are creepy, weird, cheesy and poorly designed. Just not my thing. Below you will find examples of why we don't have one.

It's ok if you have one or if you like them. I'm not judging you. I promise! It's the graphic designer in me that has me critiquing these funny things. It would be like a high end chef buying food at McDonalds for a dinner party. I just can't do that!

But come on, these are so cheesy!