Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Wow, it is amazing, my sister was right!! For a month you're exhausted and nauseated and one day you wake up and are all better, forgetting what that even feels like to be sick! I'm in my 11th week! Oh man... I can't say I am completely carefree as I have a bunch of new pains I'm dealing with, but the Doc was right - MY NAUSEA AND LAZINESS HAS GONE AWAY!!!

This week my baby is the size of a LIME! I can't believe it! I want to snuggle it so bad and just can not wait till March... Wow that seems SO far away. I was looking through my sister's blog today month by month reading up on where she was during her 11 week. It really seems much quicker when you read through it on a blog! I need to get some belly pics for all of you. I can't say I have too much to show yet. Basically I just can't suck in my pudge anymore, so it sticks out and probably looks like something that it isn't. I have been wearing a lot of skirts as I have trouble fitting into my pants... I do feel a bit of tightness in my belly as my insides are definately growing.

I'm a little scared about this whole thing to be honest. I feel like my body is weak and maybe I'm not ready for the strain that will be put on it the next few months. My bones ache, especially my back and neck and legs. They hurt pretty much 24 hours a day. I'm worried something else may be wrong cause i'm constantly in pain. This didn't just start with the baby, but I think the thought of what my body will feel is almost making it worse. I guess the only thing to do about that is change! Am I rambling yet? From what I hear, I'm getting to the part when the pregnancy is the most fun!

Anyways... Right now little Baby B is growing finger nails and God is deciding whether it will be a boy or girl. This is a super exciting week... Stay tuned as next week Baby B learns to swallow!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008



I fell asleep at 7pm last night and slept through the night... got up at 6 and MAN AM I TIRED! I can't wait to go home and go to bed...

Monday, August 18, 2008

Outer Space, Sun, and a lightning Bolt

Well, this weekend was fun. I spent a little too much time on the couch I think, but like Keith keeps telling me, 'YOU'RE CREATING SOMETHING, YOU'RE NOT BEING LAZY!
I got to watch most of the Olympics, at least the ones I could stay awake for. I have to say there are some amazing athletes competing this year. Phelps, of course, and this 21 year old Jamaican runner Usain Bolt. GEEEZ.... they are both so fast! Another person I find amazingly inspiring is Dara Torres. Wow, at 41, with a 2 year old, she wins 3 silver medals. (two that were I so close to being Gold!) I hope at 41 I can be in that kind of shape... heck, I hope at 28 with a 2 year old I can be in that kind of shape. It is so inspiring to watch all these athletes, young and old!

Sunday night Keith and I went to a movie with our friends Rich and Robin. We all decided on WALL-E, and what a great choice! There were a few things in this movie that were a little disturbing... The thought of the human race getting so lazy that they lose bone structure and basically become big blobs that can't walk or function. There is one part where the ship tilts and all of the humans roll because they are too fat to move. Gross... Oh, and WALL-E has a friend that's a cockroach. I didn't quite warm up to that either...he lives inside a 700 year old Twinkie, yuck.

It was fun though to get out. I had to pee during most of the movie, but I'm at the stage where I get the urge but can still hold it. I assume that won't last forever. In talking with my friend Robin, I've found out some interesting facts about pregnancy! Her and Rich are trying for one right now. I hope she gets pregnant soon, so we can be preggers together! She told me that the amount of energy put into creating this kid in the first trimester is the same amount it would take to climb a mountain 24 hours a day. WOW, NO WONDER I'M SO TIRED! I couldn't believe that! I do feel like I'm climbing mountains, but my body has nothing to show for it... Secondly, she told me that the rate the baby grows in the first trimester is amazing. If the baby continued to grow at this rate for the entire 9 months, instead of just 3, than by the time 9 months was over the baby would be the size of the SUN! WOW!! From cell, to 12 weeks, it is growing exponentially, and if it kept at the pace, it would be enormous. I mean, the sun? That's HUGE!!!

I thought that was pretty cool...

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Rice, Veggies, and PROTEIN!

I just got back from lunch. I was able to sit outside today and enjoy the amazing weather. It has been unsually cool for mid August. I'm lucky to say this is the last August I'll have to be pregnant. (at least with baby #1). I hear pregnancy can be hard in the summer... I get a winter pregnancy. :)

So for lunch I had some rice mixed with corn, red and green peppers, and onions. It was SO good. I also had a mixed greens salad with some cherry tomatoes (yes, I love these, I can't believe I ever hated them) and a light vinaigrette. I feel healthy and full, but I was wondering if I got enough Protein!? I feel so much pressure to eat correctly for my baby, and make sure that he is growing strong, healthy, and smart. I immediately got back to my desk and started a little research....

I found this on the Dr. McDougall website:

To be on the safe side, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends men, women, and children should get five percent of their calories from protein. WHO recommends pregnant women should get six percent. The chart to the right reveals the protein levels of selected plant foods. As you will see, it's virtually impossible to fail to meet the World Health Organization's daily requirements.

It looks like I'm doing pretty good! My doctor told me that if I am getting 6 servings of fruits and vegetables a day, then I am doing better than 90% of women out there. :) That is reassuring. Keith bought some strawberries and Mandarin oranges last night... if he hasn't eaten them all, I can't wait to get home and share some of those with baby B!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Meet Our Physician!

Heather D. Rupe, DO, has been practicing Obstetrics and Gynecology since August 2005. Dr. Rupe is board certified with the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Rupe is from Oklahoma. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family. She lives in Franklin with her husband and son. She enjoys running and literature. She is involved in her church.

Undergraduate Training:
Oral Roberts University
Tulsa, OK
Medical Training:
Oklahoma State College of Osteopathic Medicine
Tulsa, OK
Internship And Residency:
Summa Health System, Northeastern OhioUniversities
Akron, OH

Life, now that I'm Pregnant!!

It really is amazing how different I feel. To go in yesterday so unsure, and then to see the actual baby that is moving inside of ME; I actually FEEL pregnant now. I don't feel the baby or anything, but seeing is believing sometimes.

I feel more nauseated today than normal. I think it is the prenatal vitamin samples that I got at the Dr.'s yesterday. They turn my pee neon yellow. haha... I'm also trying to be careful when I used the word nauseated (since I've been using it so much). I read something that makes a lot of sense!
Causing nausea; sickening
To be feeling, or having been caused to feel nausea.

So, next time you are tempted to say "I feel nauseous", understand that you are saying "I feel that I make other people sick", or basically "I feel nauseating".

I can easily say that chicken salad croissants and cheese chunks are nauseous... but I truly just feel nauseated. (I will probably go a year without eating anything that was on the menu at our reception... yuck, we lived on it for a month!)

So, back to Baby B. Wow... I feel like I'm wishing this thing away because I just want 17 weeks to be here so bad! I want to be able to find out the sex of this little baby so I can start planning for its arrival. Oh man, so much to do! Keith and I wonder if paint fumes will be bad for me, we have so much painting to do. Oh my goodness... I hope I get my energy back soon. We were so thrilled that we're 2 weeks farther than we thought!! 2 weeks closer to energy and appetite...

Monday, August 11, 2008


Ok... I'll spill my guts now... :)

This weekend was absolutely amazing!!!! After meeting and snuggling the most beautiful baby I've ever seen, I got to surprise my sister with the news of my little one coming in March of 2009!!

Keith and I went to our first Doctor's appointment today and got to see this little 'bean' squirming around and its heart just pumping SO fast. It was the most amazing thing I've ever seen... If you look at the picture above you can see its little legs hanging down. Wow... GOD IS SO AMAZING! We were surprised with the news that the baby is 9 weeks old, and is due on March 15, 2009. So either the Ides of March, or if I can hold out 2 days we can have a little St. Paddys day baby!!

God is so good. We are such proud parents and just emotionally overwhelmed with what we got to see and experience today. I wanna go back and do it again!! I miss our little baby already!

Friday, August 8, 2008


Friday is here! PRAISE GOD, this week has flown by. Keith is picking me up in 2 and a half hours to leave for Charlotte! WOOO HOOO! I can't wait to see my family and meet little Dylan!

Last night was fun, and a little busy! Keith and I went to Nucci's after work for some I-talian Ice :) Mmmmmm I love it! Tango Mango baby! We also stopped at Old Navy, but I'm really a bad shopper and bought nothing. When we got home we knew there was a lot to do, so we decided to order out and eat in. We ordered from Joey's House of Pizza here in Spring Hill. They have some GREAT Eggplant Parmesean! I had that with a salad and Keith tried the Meatball sub... YUMM YUMM! Something about eating Italian, and on my bday, it was awesome. Keith surprised me with a piece of chocolate cake, candle, and all! He's the best husband in the world. I'm the luckiest wife EVER!!! Then we packed lunches and clothes... busy night...

Well, time to get back to work... I can't wait to get back after this weekend of surprises, and spill my guts!!!

Thursday, August 7, 2008


Wow... I'm 26 today, well technically tonight at 10:11pm. I don't really feel OLD physically, just kinda tired and nauseated today. The girls at work are taking me out for Mexican food... YUM, i'm a big fan of chips. Chips with anything, and any kind of chips... Mmmmm Keith and I are thinking about going back to our Vegan diet. We felt so great when we were doing it before. And a lot of mexican is vegan (if you can give up the cheese). It's only 10:30 so I have 45 min to wait.

Work has been boring today. My work is based on the work of others; if they don't work, I have nothing to do. Our sales yesterday were only $3K. That should tell you how eventful my yesterday was...

I think Keith and I are going to have pasta for dinner. (can you tell I'm hungry?) Then after tonight I have simply one half day left in this drab office and then OFF TO CHARLOTTE!!! It will be a busy night as we pack and finish up some things. I have GOT to get these Thank Yous to the post office!!!!

Well, enough of my ramblings for this morning.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Front Desk

I'm sitting at the front desk here at work, which is not my favorite part of the day, and so I decided to start a blog to cheer myself up during this BLAH time...

So... it's WEDNESDAY!! Half of this week is over! This has actually been a pretty great week, and will end with a BANG as Keith and I get to take a long road trip together to Charlotte, NC. I'm excited about getting away with my love and also getting away from the stress of the week and other 'things' that have been going on. Well, some things I can't quite get away from, but I like those things :)

Come on day... KEEP ON FLYIN' BY!!!