Friday, April 27, 2007

13 Weeks

I just discovered that our baby has his own unique set of fingerprints now. I thought that was cool and worth sharing.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

If more proof was needed...

that is the best place to work... they put it in a video!

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

I get these things off Myspace...

1. What do you want for your Birthday? hmmm... I will be roughly 7 months along... I am going to go with 'baby stuff'... and a Nintendo Wii for Adam.

2. Who will be your next kiss? definitely the husband...

3. When is the last time you went to the mall? with the Townleys.... and I watched Rob 'ride' this.

4. Are you wearing socks right now? nope, flip flops (at work even!)

5. When was the last time you went out of the state? Wow, I am not sure... last summer... Saratoga Springs, NY?

6. Have you been to the movies in the last 5 days? ugh no.... 1. too expensive 2. too many rude people.... rather wait and watch them at home.

7. What was the last thing you had to drink? coffee... yeah, I know I am pregnant... your allowed at least 2 cups a day and I drink 1!!! I swear, look it up!

8. What are you wearing right now? Purple pants, white tank and grey pull over... the shirts of which are getting tight... time to hit up the maternity section.

9. What was your last purchase? Fuel for the Jeep... pricey stuff!

10.What was the Last food you ate? Very buttery popcorn ~ Soon to be tuna casserole!

11. Who would be the person you call if you were up in the middle of the night and couldn't sleep? LOL, Adam... I have done it before ;~)

12. Have you bought any clothing items in the last week? Sadly, no... damn saving money!

13. Do you have a pet? Dear sweet Riley the Wonderbeagle

14. what was the last sporting event you saw? I am going with, who knows and who cares... I am not a sports fan... unless it involves Dads awesome seats at Camden Yards... yeah, got to keep that window open!

15. What's the most played song on your iTunes? Right now, Bullet by Mat Kearney... he is my new fave.I suggest checking him out ;~)

16. If you could be anywhere right now, where would you be? In Greece with hubby

17. What is the last thing you purchased online? probably a Christmas gift

18. One thing you hate about yourself? hate is an awful strong word...

19. What's your favorite soup? Right now, Cup O Noodles (shrimp flavored but I dump out all the dry bits so it's just noodles and broth... perfectly plain for a nauseous stomach!)

20. Do you miss anyone? Who doesn't?

21. Last play you saw? Ain't Misbehavin'

22. What are your plans for the day? Return something at Target, the Vitamin Shoppe and Office Depot... exciting married life ;~)

23. Last person you messaged? Phone - Danielle; IM - Nancy at work ;~)

24. Ever go to camp? Lots of summers at camp... so much fun!

25. Were you an honor roll student in school? Sometimes...

26. What do you know about the (your) future? That God has control of it.

27. Are you wearing any perfume or cologne? Nope

28. Where are your best friends located? lots of different places

29. What grade are you in? grade? what grade is 'Married and In the Family Way'

30. When is the last time you were in love? In love is really a misleading concept... I practice love (or try at least) on a daily, hourly, minutely basis (and I make up words)

31. Who was the last person who made you cry? My mom

32. Do you have any tattoos or piercings? 6 piercings... 5 in the ears and one in the belly (not for long!) and 2 tattoos... one to be removed when the money is right ;~)

33. How do you like your soda? room temp... I am weird like that.

34. Do you like hot sauce? Sometimes... not so much lately... I get the feeling Peabert won't like spicy things.

35. Next time you'll take a shower? Tomorrow morning

36. What's the last movie you saw at home? Half of Borat... couldn't watch the rest.

37. What is your mood? Tired

38. Are you someones best friend? I sure hope so!

39. Have you ever been to Virginia? Yep

40. What are you doing right now? Filling out this survey but overall, working hard ;~)

Ode to Zach Braff

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Rough Week

This past week has been a really hard one.

A few people have asked me how I am doing not having my mom around for my pregnancy and I have been answering that I haven't really thought about it yet. Consciously I think that is true. I haven't let myself think too much about my mom missing this and what not having her here means to me... I just focus on Peabert and how happy this is making me. I have consciously pushed out thoughts about my mom. Unfortunately that damn subconscious sneaks in and wrecks what you have worked so hard to avoid. I have been so angry the past week... no matter who or what is going on, there is something that annoys me that once I pick it up, I can't for the life of me put it down. It's almost like I can see the insanity that I am creating in my world but I couldn't stop it.

I spoke with a friend on Saturday and through our conversation I figured that my anger is more about my mom and is just playing out in my relationships... apparently your subconscious will get your feelings out, no matter how much you try to avoid them. Just knowing that a lot of my anger is misdirected has helped me put some of it down.

This is precisely what happened in Nov 05 when I hit a height of angry that I never want to get to again. I was pretty unrecognizable actually. I finally saw that the anger I had for my moms death was spilling into my life and making me and everyone close to me miserable.

Where that leaves feelings of my mom I am not sure... theoretically, if I am angry that needs to come out somewhere... too bad kickboxing is out of the picture now... I wonder how much 'angry' you can expend through walking ;~) When I think on it more... I find myself subscribing to the theory that anger is only there if you let it be. So with that theory, I choose to not be angry (a little sad here and there but not angry).

Friday, April 20, 2007

Whole new take on lunch

Yet another reason to be back at free lunch (occasionally, not everyday ;~)!

Anyway, I pulled up to the tables to grab food and I started filling my plate with what looked good... and this is what I ended up with...


that's coleslaw, pickles, a black olive and deviled eggs... if that isn't a pregnant woman's plate, I don't know what is... yumm!

* photo courtesy of Nancy's cell phone!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Tis the season

I wanted to give a shout out to some friends of mine...

First - friends of mine, Bryan and Lori welcomed their second son, little Matthew Bryan into the world on Monday April 16th... he is 20 inches long and 7 lbs. 4 oz. I got to see the 3 of them last night and all were doing well. I even got to hold little Matthew which just re-confirmed my love of babies!

Second - she isn't actually a friend of mine... I haven't met her (yet) but I am friends with her sister who is elated to be an aunt... Kelly and Gordon welcomed Mikara Marie into the world on Tuesday April 17th, 2007. According to proud aunt Angie, Kelly and baby are fine! Mikara was 19 1/2 inches long, 7lbs 9oz and has lots of hair!

Congrats to both couples and their families!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Appointment Yesterday

So we heard the baby's heartbeat yesterday! It was so awesome to hear that! It's roughly the size of a lime and it has an audible heartbeat. So amazing!

We also found out that we are 4 days more pregnant than we thought... tomorrow I will be 12 weeks... which means our due date is actually Nov 2, 2007!

Anyway, not much is new in our world... work is great for both Adam and I. He is really thriving at his new job and I am loving being back at ~ Good times!

Monday, April 16, 2007

First Day Back

So today was my first day back and it was pretty awesome. Imagine a first day where you have established friendships and you know the bulk of the job... it was pretty great! I really can't imagine God working this out any better.

Tomorrow is my second doctor's appointment and I think this is when we actually get to hear the heartbeat... can't wait! BTW, we are going to find out (at 20 weeks) what we are having... and truly... boy or girl... it doesn't matter... I just want a healthy little one!

Anyway, super tired tonight so this is all I can muster ~ goodnight!

Oh and hot off the presses - my best friend Christine is pregnant too... friends since we were 9 years old and we are pregnant for the first time at the same time! Congrats chickie! It's going to be a great ride and I love ya!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Minor life change, again....

So in perhaps the weirdest twist of all time… I am leaving my current job and going back to! Shocker, I know!

I am going to be working in a different department… actually it is the department I started in before I went to Legal.

It all happened rather fast but Friday the 13th (cue scary music) is my last day here and Monday the 16th is my first day back at

I will spare you all the details and I will just hit the highlights. Nancy and I joked about working together again because 2 of her 3 person department left… ha ha, funny… apparently her manager (and soon to be mine) thought it was more perfect than funny and wanted to know if I was serious… I sent in a resume, went on an interview and got the job… I weighed the options and for many reasons, came out the winner!

I really feel like this is what God intended all along… everything worked out so well (oddly, but well) and I feel very comfortable in this decision.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

And then there were 3!!!

Adam and I are pregnant!

I am nine and a half weeks along and so far so good. I haven't had any morning sickness… maybe a little nausea but nothing to speak of… I am starting to crave certain foods, not odd ones, just certain ones. And things that I used to like (like Chipotle) now seem revolting. All in all, it's been pretty easy so far! Oh and Adam and I have nicknamed the baby Peabert until we know the sex of the baby! If you are asking, it's a hybrid between Peanut and Blobert (guess which name was mine and which one was Adams).

My friends have been teasing me that I will be one of 'those' girls that loves being pregnant, embraces the crappy stuff and enjoys watching her body get big… and they are totally right. That isn't to say that I won't have days where I wish it was over with… I am sure I will… however, I really am going to love this. I relish the idea of a big stomach (hopefully not big legs, big ankles, big arms, big face, ect… but whatever)… I can't wait to actually see a living human actually growing in me. The thought almost makes me burst with anticipation! If you are rolling your eyes right now, smack yourself for me please.

Anyway, I say all that to say, I am so excited… I can't believe this day is here… I have dreamed about it longer than I have dreamed about a husband (sorry honey!).

The one sadness is that my mom isn't here to watch this…she would have loved to see me as a mom… She was going to make an AWESOME grandmother... she would have loved to see a little Adam/Jessica running around ;~)

Stay tuned… I am sure I will talk a little more about the baby… who am I kidding, that is my #1 topic right now!

Oh and BTW – I am the 6th girl to be pregnant in our bible study… holy what's in the water batman! Kristen, April, Molly, Diane and Kiley, I am right behind you guys!

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Happiness on the block...

So it's official... ROB IS BACK!!! He flew into NC on Friday night where Danielle met him... they stayed the night in Wilmington and then drove home on Saturday! The whole day was consumed with 'when are they going to get here'!!!! It was like a celebrity was visiting our block, we kept peeking out the windows to get a glimpse of him!

They got home safe and sound and we all hung out at the neighbors and watched a movie. It was so awesome to have him back in the mix of normal life. What's really odd is that Josh and Heather had never met him but through all the talking, DVD making and photos, they pretty much knew each other anyway.

So, here is where I ask for some prayers... things are up in the air about where Rob will be stationed and I don't want to go into too much detail but if anyone and everyone out there would pray that God intercedes and places him in MD, that would be awesome. God is definitely bigger than the Marine Corps.

Here are some pictures of Robs return...

Adam and I decorated the house just a little bit ;~)

Victoria came over and decorated the Jeep

The happy couple back together!!! I have a VERY similar picture from when he returned home from Africa ;~)

More pictures to come, for sure!

Also, please keep Josh and Heather in your prayers as Josh deploys to Iraq on May 5th... apparently this block has to have someone in Iraq at all times.