Sunday, November 20, 2011

27 weeks and 1 year

no denying the baby "bump" now!

fly boy and i went out to a nice dinner for our anniversary last night.  it's crazy to think what this past year has brought...a puppy, a new job, quitting the new job because of fly boy's orders, moving from delaware to florida and a pregnancy.  needless to say, we had a lot to celebrate.

it's also crazy to think that next year this time we are going to need to get a babysitter to go out again!

Friday, November 18, 2011

hello third trimester!

of my friends recently posted about things she misses about being pregnant.  the blog got me thinking about things i am looking forward to when i am NOT pregnant.  which of course lead me to make my own pro/con list of being pregnant...

eating ice-cream for dinner

having the excuse to “eat whatever you want”

feeling the baby kick

a chance to buy some new “cute” maternity clothes

getting to park in the ridiculously close “expecting mother” spaces at target

free foot rubs from fly boy.

eating ice-cream for dinner because it’s the only thing you can keep down, and later the consequences of eating ice-cream for dinner even after you are prescribed an anti-nausea medicine that fixed the morning sickness.

the ridiculously long list of foods you aren’t supposed to eat while pregnant… including, but not limited to brie, bleu cheese, feta cheese, hot dogs, lunch meat, caffeine, sushi, tuna, and raw eggs (no more cookie batter)

feeling the baby kick.  all.night.long.

none of your old cute clothes fit anymore…and somehow it seems like all good maternity brands run SMALL.  whoever thought it would be a good idea to make a clothes line smaller than normal that specifically targets women whose emotions are already at extreme highs and lows?!  seriously!

being so big that you now waddle instead of walk…i guess that’s why target gives you the close parking.

swollen feet.  i would gladly give up the foot rubs for normal looking feet.

heart burn…which is definitely not limited to the third trimester, though i hear it gets worse in the third trimester.

apparently it is normal for your eyesight to get worse during pregnancy…who knew?  i thought i finally needed glasses as each week I have to increase the zoom on my word documents by another 25%.

don't get me wrong...most days i love being pregnant, and am more than confident that it will be worth every nausea-filled morning once baby girl arrives.  only three more months to go!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

new friends.

all day friday felt like saturday.
fly boy had veteran's day off, and we spent the morning having a doggie play date with another golden retriever.  this was lucy's first experience with a younger dog.

usually when we have had puppy play dates the encounter is fairly predictable...

1. lucy bounces around in excitement.
2. lucy jumps all over the other dog whining and grunting "play with me"
3. with-in the first two minutes of meeting the new dog, lucy is flipped over on her back in submission.

this one was entirely different.
the other puppy, addy, is only 6 months old.  though not too much bigger, lucy was obviously the "older" dog.  it actually took her a good 30 minutes to get acclimated to being the "dominant" (if you can even call it that) dog.  eventually she loved it.

i think lucy has found a new friend in florida.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

parents weekend

parents weekend was never a big deal for me in college.
my college was only 4 hours from home, so it never felt as though i was "never going to see my family unless they come for parents weekend."

6 years after college, i think i'm experiencing that void now.

don't get me wrong, i LOVE living in florida.  i just think it would be nice if new york and florida were a little closer than the 1,293.13 miles apart they actually are.  (yet, somehow keep their respective climates...i could see the beautiful fall colors and enjoy the crisp air of upstate new york, then return to the 70 degree november we are having here now.)

one nice thing about living so far away, AND living in a desirable tourist area is that we have gotten almost as many visitors in the two short months we have lived here as we did in the nine months we lived in delaware.

my dad flew down to help us unpack/unload our moving truck in the beginning of september.
we could NOT have gotten everything done without him, nor will we be doing a full DITY move again.

fly boy's mom came to visit for a long weekend in october.

my mom came to visit in the beginning of november.

with each visitor, fly boy and i have gotten increasingly better at determining when to get to the beach and which beaches to go.  when my dad was here in september, we had no idea where we were going and stopped at the first state beach we found.  it was pretty, but not as nice as some of the other beaches.  when fly boy's mom was here, we forgot how early the sun sets and almost missed all daylight at the beach.  by the time my mom got here, we knew to get to the beach well before sunset and were able to enjoy a longer walk on the beautiful white sand.  we've got our system down and are ready for more visitors!

somehow i don't think it's going to be a problem to convince friends to come see us in february/march when the north is still covered in snow and slush and we are back out on the beach.  we're ready!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

lil' lucy turns one!


lucy has had a few over the last year...
becoming housebroken
passing obedience school
digging her way to china at my parents house (and now in our backyard)
...and now her 1st birthday day!

of course fly boy and i wanted to celebrate her with her.

but first a few pics from lucy's first year...