Sunday, August 14, 2011


Living two states away from half of your support system can sometimes make you a little crazy when you don't get to see them very often. Apparently, for a few weeks my fabulous husband had been incahoots with my Dad on surprising me with a visit.
They arrived Wednesday and stayed for 3 days. I couldn't be happier right now. Although this preggo is so exhausted, I had a wonderful time catching up with my family. It is never a dull moment.
From Left to Right: Jodi, Amy and their kids. Jeff, Olivia, myself, my Dad Ed, brother Henrie, Sister Audrey, my daughter Saphire, and my Uncle Benny.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Expecting the unexpected when you are expecting.

That's the title of the book they really need to make for pregnant women.

For some women they seem to glow, and look so beautiful while pregnant. NOT ME!
I'm like a giant 9 month old. Drooling like crazy, all the time. You would think I would drown in the amount of drool on my pillows when I wake in the morning.  Bloating, constipation, GAS(TMI?), vomiting, nausea, and the list goes on and on. The worst part is the exhaustion, I could take a 4 hour nap and then go back to sleep in 3 hours. This does not fly well having a 2 year old. Oh also, I'm already showing...I'm 10 weeks. Check out the chubs.....

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Good Name or run on sentence?

Okay, I know it should be way too early to even be thinking of names. But I am. I'm anal and I plan everything. I know I should probably wait until I know the sex of the baby, but I'd rather rule names out that I don't like. So anyways one name my husband and I really like is:
Now if you know me well, you should know that Emerson is my maiden name and that my last name is now Olson. So therefore the girls ( oh yeah, we like this name for a girl) name would be Emerson Olson, if we decided to choose this.
I'm just curious, does it sound good or does it sound like a run-on sentence?

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Getting Violated

I had my first real OB appointment yesterday. It was pretty it is even too soon to hear the heartbeat. So basically we went over my medical history and discussed how I was feeling. Oh, and they took my weight...yeah I'm pretty sure I'm going to be a moose with this one. +7lbs already, which amazes my since I don't eat anything.I'm still pretty nauseous and eating anything is a chore.
My next appointment is in 4 weeks and I will be 12 weeks by then, yikes! On the plus side though, at least my morning sickness should be over by then. Something to look forward too.

Friday, July 15, 2011


I really need to be better at updating this thing. Going forward I am going to try my hardest by documenting life with my wonderful husband, my two girls, and my new pregnancy!

Yes, you heard right. We are expecting #3 in March. So stoked, but scared all at the same time.
I had my first ultrasound yesterday and he/she is about the size of a kidney bean, but beautiful nonetheless. So far, I am sick as a dog. The only things I can choke down are pickles, and noodle soups like ramen and pho. I could also sleep for days, but we all know with a 2 year old that isn't happening.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Gym Rat

When you don't have friends, work out like a mofo.

Never in my life did I think I would become that person who was always at the gym. I also never thought I'd be a big fat moose again (yes, again) who ate when she was unhappy, bored, lonely, etc.
Welp, I am a pants size down, and even though the number on the scale is being a bastard and going up and down every week I still manage to feel pretty good and fit better in my clothes.

Did you know that when I was a mere 16 I was a big ole' moose? I weighed close to 300lbs and wore a size 22! My mom has a picture as proof that I will post in a few days. Today, I am 172 and a size 12ish.
That's over 100lbs lighter, imagine carrying around like 50, 10lbs sacks of potatoes. Seriously, go do it. Go to your grocery store grab all the potato sacks and carry it around while you shop.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Deadline approching

Olivia will be 3 in October. Saphire will be 12 in July. If math is not your strong suit that is a 9 year and some change difference. Which makes doing anything with both of them a headache. Saphire is at the point were nothing is cool and being with your parents is lame. Although I know she will eventually out grow it, it makes me sad that she may never be close with her sister like other siblings I see close to age with each other, I must accept that it is what it is.
Jeff and I both grew up being extremely spaced out from our siblings. Him being 6 years younger than his siblings and the "save the marriage baby", and I being a teenage pregnancy that of course didn't work out, I am also 6 years older than my oldest younger sister, and 20 years from my youngest sister. Needless to say I am not as close to them as I would like to be. You know, the whole sha-bam, talking about boys, sharing clothes, arguing about bullshit.
With that we sent a deadline last year. Start trying to make another baby in May or not have anymore children at all. May is coming, and although I love the idea, I'm not sure I can do it. I feel guilty throwing Olivia into being the middle child and dividing my time x3. Olivia was also a demanding baby, not that all babies aren't demanding but she wouldn't even let me put her down. She slept with us up until a few weeks ago, and still crawls in bed with us around 5am every night(Secretly, I love it).
I have also been losing weight and seeing a trainer every week, so getting pregnant seems like a huge step back. I want another baby but at the same time it seems so scary. How come I can't just freeze time for one more year?