Wednesday, April 28, 2010

date night.

Last weekend Ryan and I had the day off together and decided to have a fun little date.

We caught the matinee showing of the movie Date Night.  If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend that you watch it soon!  We laughed and laughed!  I love both Tina Fey and Steve Carell, and they definitely did not disappoint.  I also really appreciated how clean the movie was, there was a lot of cursing and sexual humor but it was not raunchy.  I don't really get in to raunchy humor and was a bit nervous because this movie was reviewed as "this summer's The Hangover," which I did not enjoy.

After the movie, we had an al fresco dinner at Pei Wei and my sweetie suggested gelato from Whole Foods for dessert.  Unfortunately, my weird preggo tummy did not think gelato sounded good so we can home and had jello for dessert.

We really enjoyed our evening together!  :)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


I know that I need to update and post more.  I have a lot of things I want to write about/document.
However, I am currently growing a human being and am exhausted all the live long day. 
I took a two hour nap yesterday afternoon and then slept ten hours last night and woke up still tired.  
Hopefully, when I am out of this first trimester I will no longer be throwing up all day and constantly tired. For now I am going to focus on resting and making it through my eight hour work days with a good attitude.
I am looking forward to feeling better soon!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

thoughts about peeing on a stick...

In my previous post, I shared photos of my two "pee-sticks" used for validating the fetus growing in my womb (and sucking the life out of me).

First of all, it is awkward to purchase pregnancy tests at the grocery store.  I feel like there should be a mail order site somewhere (and probably is) that will mail you a discretely wrapped test.  The first store I went to had all of the tests locked up, as well as the condoms and other items of similarity.  I found this very odd and was too embarrassed to ask someone to open the case for me.  Why was I embarrassed?  Well, I feel like buying and taking a pregnancy test is a very personal task.  Not only would buying a test mean that I thought that I was pregnant or that I wanted to be pregnant, but it is admitting that fact to the sales clerk as well...the sales clerk that I desperately wanted to notice my wedding ring.  Yes, I am an awkward individual.  Anyway, I went to another store and bought my test (a 2 pack) and went through the self-check out line.  Only to be stopped by the woman manning the stations because she thought I scanned my item incorrectly.  

I used both tests.  I took the first test and it immediately read positive.  Which I, of course, took to mean that I had done something wrong.  The instructions said it could take up to three minutes.  I did not think I was pregnant.  So, I waited until the next morning and took the remaining test (at 4am).  It was also immediately positive.  This time I believed but was still a bit skeptical.   However, I went to work and cruised over to Hallmark on my break to purchase a gift for my husband.  

This is the "new dad" piece for the awesome Willow Tree sculptures that I have collected since early college.  My mom buys me new pieces from time to time and we got a few beautiful pieces when we got married.  From the time I saw this in the collection, I knew that I would someday buy it for Ryan as my way of telling him that we were expecting.  So, I put the Willow Tree in a bag, along with my pregnancy tests and gave it to him as a "St. Patty's" gift.  He was expecting chocolate, and got a lot more than he bargained for!  It was a great surprise and I'm glad I was able to keep the secret from him long enough for it to play out!  

Monday, April 5, 2010

on the nest...

Ryan and I are expecting our first little birdie!  
I am currently 8 weeks pregnant, and we are due November 13, 2010.
We are so very excited and blessed!  

more to come!