Friday, August 15, 2008

Swoozies: Nautical Style Party Section: Coming Soon!

I happened upon this section when browsing the Swoozies website the other day and was excited to share! I can't wait to see what sort of Nautical party items they will add to the store! I love this store and browsing there is so much fun. I have only been to one location- and love to go back whenever I am in Naples Florida. We go to this mall, which is outside and really beautiful.
Anyway- just thought it was something to watch for!

Love it Hate it: Gap Edition

It is time for the game where you post things you love and hate from one store: This time I chose Gap. I hope KiKi is not offended by the "hate it's", after all this is just one girls opinion and even if I can't wear normal clothes this fall, at least I can comment on what I would or wouldn't wear if not for the whole belly thing.


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Bigfoot!


Has anyone seen this? I don't know why but I just don't believe it at all. Even the picture looks fake. I keep looking at the calendar to make sure it isn't April 1st. I think it would be really cool if it was real, but I just can't open my mind beyond the thought that this is all a ridiculous hoax.


what do you think?

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Follow up

Thanks so much for the helpful advice and information. It helps to hear that my doctor isn't the only one who has rushed a little in an appointment. Also, I agree that it is my own responsibility to speak up if I feel that I am not getting proper care! I would say something if I got a lousy haircut so why not something that costs 100 times as much! I decided to follow up with the office about the BPM and they responded very quickly that my baby's heartbeat was within the normal healthy range at 155- which is great. I am not sure if it is a boy or a girl based on the old wives tales that you can tell the sex from the heart rate- does anyone know that one? I don't totally believe in any of those things but it is fun the speculate.


Also, I am feeling better today. Yesterday I had a little bit of a rough morning but it may have been the result of an empty stomach. I made sure to have an egg, slice of cheese and half an English muffin before I left home today--Now if I could only remember my water bottle! Because of all that BPA plastic scariness I bought a stainless steel water bottle- it is so cute- but I keep forgetting it at home where it does me no good!


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Heart Beat


Yesterday we had a doctor's appointment and we were both anxious to hear our baby's heartbeat for the first time. We had caught a glimpse of a little flashing heart on an early ultrasound at around 7 or 8 weeks, but had yet to have that moment where we hear the heart and know that the pregnancy is real- and that we are soon to be parents! After hearing it????---all I can say is that I feel a little bit cheated! It wasn't magical! It barely lasted 5 seconds. It was very unceremonious and the doctor just seemed to rush through it- she placed the doppler thing on my stomach, moved it around a little, found it, and said- there it is... and then I said, "That is the heartbeat?" and I smiled and looked at Big Guy and then it was over and she was packing up her stuff and it was all done! There was no discussion, no- time to really digest what we were listening to- no EXPERIENCE! I feel sad that I felt rushed and almost like it was no big deal! I wonder if I made a mistake when I stuck with the teaching hospital instead of choosing a private practice? I thought they were supposed to tell me a number- something like a heart rate or BPM or something! but really- it all happened so fast! I don't know what to think about this. My next ultrasound at 20 weeks is supposed to be an hour long, so I suppose that will give me plenty of ooh and ahh time? Has anyone else had this experience?