Sunday, April 27, 2008


The first pic is from last Sunday at 17 weeks. The second is today at 18 weeks.

It doesn't really look like much of anything, but I promise something's going on. I can't fit into my pants anymore!!! Also, on Saturday, I felt the baby. My friend, Andrea, told me that if I'd lay on my stomach after I felt the first, initial movement, that would make the baby move more...well I did and baby was upset! He was like, "Get up, mama! You're squishing me in here!" Sweet baby. I'll do my best to post pics of the belly every Sunday.

Look at Jared and Rahab...this is where they sit to take the belly pics!!!! Aren't they sweet?!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Thanks for Tagging me, Ashley...

I really hesitated to do this. Ashley tagged me, and I saw it a few days ago. But here goes...

What was I doing 10 years ago?

Ugh!!! I was 17...nothing good coming from that age/era. In high school causing ridiculous amounts of trouble and pondering getting a tattoo (will FOREVER regret that decision!!!!) Drama was my middle name, and I had the friends to help.

Here's the music that was popular in 1998:

1. I Don't Want To Miss a Thing - Aerosmith
2. Everybody (Backstreet's Back) - Backstreet Boys
3. Jump Jive An' Wail - Brian Setzer Orchestra
4. I Want You Back - N*Sync
5. The Cup of Life - Ricky Martin
6. Too Close - Next
7. Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) - Green Day
8. From This Moment On - Shania Twain
9. My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion
10. Suavemente - Elvis Crespo

Five things on my to-do list today: (really tomorrow, it's after 9:00)

1. Grow Baby!
2. Work
3. Lunch program (need promos!!!)
4. Meet Kathryn for dinner at Texas Roadhouse (Mmmmmmmm!!!)
5. Watch Grey's

Five things I'd do if I were a billionaire:

1. Save for the rest of Jared's school (Masters, Doctorate, Post Doctorate, Research...does it end?!)
2. Give to a few needy families
3. Set up/pay off college fund for baby and maybe prepare for a college fund for another baby just in case
4. Build a house with 5 bedrooms...just a dream of mine.
5. Adopt a child
6. Invest, invest, invest

Five bad habits:

1. Screening phone calls (is that really bad or necessary?!)
2. Dramatic (I've gotten much better, but it pops up every now and again)
3. Caring what others think and letting it affect my behavior
4. I'm so sure there are others, but I'm too tired to think of them...will update later if needed ;-)

Places I've lived

1. Birmingham, AL
2. Starkville, MS
3. Houston, MS
4. Wylie, TX

Five Jobs I've had

1. Mail Sorter
2. Pharmacy Tech.
3. Jewelry Store Clerk
4. Teaching
5. Sales Rep.

I want to know more about (nice way of saying tag)...sorry I don't know how to hyperlink

1. Tiffany -
2. Woodman -

Thursday, April 17, 2008

IT'S A BOY and a great birthday present!

Well, Jared has been bragging for quite sometime that he only makes boys. So far, he's exactly right. I went today to the Urologist's office, and we found a beautiful baby boy in there! :-)Let me tell you... this boy is NOT shy! He was just lying there with one hand behind his head and legs sprawled out. He IS his father's son already! We had no problem seeing what we needed to see. I didn't receive a c.d. like I did last time, so I'll try to scan the pics in and post them later. I just wanted to share the news. My birthday was yesterday...what perfect timing for a great present, huh?!

Now for my birthday surprise!!!
On Saturday, Boo threw me a surprise party. (By the way, for those that don't know...we are the "Oo" Family. Don't ask me how or why; it just evolved. Jared's Boo; I'm Moo; and Rahab's Poo...I guess the baby will be Roo...or Noo...or Woo...I don't know, we'll work on it!)We got up early Saturday morning and cleaned, which is our Saturday ritual. About 9:00 he said that he was going somewhere and, when he got back, he'd have a surprise for me. I immediately thought, "Mmmmmm...Breakfast!" When he wasn't home by 10:00 I called to see if I should eat anything. "Sure," he said. So, no breakfast. When he came home he had a bunch of shopping bags from Wal-Mart. I just stood there thinking, "So you went to Wal-Mart for groceries? What a great surprise." Then I left to go to Riley's soccer game. Jared had asked me to ask Andrea and Bryan if they wanted to come over for a BBQ. I asked but understood that if they didn't want to come it was no big deal b/c they have 3 kids and all the toys at their house. They said they'd come. When I got home there was a cake and a card on the counter. How sweet! So I thought we'd be celebrating my birthday with the Learys. WRONG!!! Our friends kept showing up and saying, "Happy Birthday!" Jared had arranged the whole thing. Isn't he great?! We had about 15 people come over and enjoy good fun, good BBQ, and really good cake! (Thanks Riley for picking it out!) My sweet friend, Andrea, is terrible at keeping secrets, but she kept this for a week and helped get me out of the house. I have terrific friends and a pretty fantastic honey! I just love my Boo! I must mention, however, that Rahab had a grand time and thought everyone was coming just to see her! She greeted everyone and catered to them the whole time they were there...Way to go Ray! :-)

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Not too much to tell

I went to the dr. today and heard the baby's heartbeat again. Sweet little sound. My friend Andrea has a little boy named Riley. He says the heartbeat sounds like horses. Andrea just had her 3rd baby, so Riley is an expert big brother and has gone to a couple of Andrea's doctor's visits over the years. Anyway...I'm ready to stop drastically pulling over and vomitting on the side of the road or bolting to the bathroom at home...I'm sure other drivers are ready for that to stop, too!

We'll find out in a couple of weeks just who's in this belly. Ashley, I promise I'll get you pics as soon as there is a belly to see ;-)

By the way, if you haven't tried the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser...YOU HAVE TO TRY IT!!!! Jared and I clean on Saturdays and this new invention has changed my cleaning life. Our shower is so clean!! :-)