April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day 2010

Love your Mother....Earth ♥

April 19, 2010


Meet our lil' pumpkin. Due to arrive 10-23-10

We have been trying to start a family for 8 years. The past 2 years we've done 6 fertility treatments that all failed. Our last one was on December 30, 2009. It also failed. We were devastated. We told the dr. it was our last try, it was just too emotionally draining. Imagine our surprise when I got a positive pregnancy test on February 20, 2010!! I saw the 2 pink lines, but still didn't believe it. I ended up taking 8 tests altogether and they were all instantly positive :) I told my hubby the next day. We are beyond thrilled!!

I am 14 weeks today. For the most part, I feel great. I never had morning sickness, thank goodness! Our last ultrasound (above) was taken on April 6th. We got to hear the hearbeat for the first time - what a wonderful sound ♥ The baby was moving all around and the dr. had a hard time getting a good picture. The head is on the right looking down with the hand under the chin. It's amazing how much it's grown since last month!

It still doesn't seem real and I cry happy tears all the time, especially when my hubby talks to my belly. I'm just so thankful we're finally blessed with a little one of our own.

April 12, 2010

My tennis shoe obsession

I have a small obsession with tennis shoes - I can pass up regular shoes, but I have a shoe fetish with the comfortable, stylish, new-on-the-market tennis shoe.

I discovered the Reebok EasyTone through a friend at Curves. They were so cute and claim to "firm you up so you never have to workout ever again". OK, maybe that's not exactly their motto, but I liked the idea of a shoe that had a dual purpose. They have 2 stability balls on the bottom and make you balance while you walk so that you're working more muscles than a flat shoe. Sounded cool. I needed new shoes anyway, well, WANTED new shoes, so I set out to find these. Every store in the mall carried a different color - some stores were even sold out because they were such a good seller. I found a silver/pink pair that begged to come home with me. They are really cute, they are comfy and I was happy with my purchase. However....if I wear them on a walk, or for too long at a time, it feels like I have a clump of mud stuck to the bottom of my shoe. But they are cute.

The Sketcher Shape-ups have intrigued me for awhile and it seems like everyone around here has a pair, so they must be good, right? I always thought they looked like orthopedic old-people shoes, but I had a coupon (sort-of, I'll get to that in a minute) and decided to go to the store and try them on. They were comfy and worked in a different way than my Reebok shoes. These shoes rock back and forth, front to back, like you're standing on a rocking chair. They had a cute silver/white pair so I decided to adopt them. I figured between these 2 pairs of shoes, I may never have to workout ever again!! I don't really believe that, but it's a nice thought. They do claim to "burn more calories, tone muscles and improve posture". Turns out, my 'coupon' didn't apply to these shoes (grrr!), but I already had my mind set on getting these shoes so I did what any logical person would do. I looked around and found another pair of tennis shoes that I could use my coupon on - couldn't let it go to waste!! I bought a regular pair of cute Asics. I got a $75 pair of shoes for $32 - I love good coupons :) I've only worn my Shape-ups around the house, but they are very comfy.

Maybe wearing these shoes will help me burn off the 8,000 calories I've been eating from my Easter Candy shopping spree (see previous post)

April 5, 2010

Don't be like me

I highly recommend NOT going to Walmart the day after Easter. If you must go, avoid the reduced priced candy aisle!! There was still plenty of the good candy left - well, there was before I got there ;) We may be eating Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs for breakfast, lunch and dinner! And I discovered SweeTart Jelly Beans - I don't even like jelly beans, but these are fruity and yummy and not waxy like regular ones. I was good and only bought one bag....so far. And then there's the Snickers Eggs. Please don't be like me and buy enough candy to put you in a sugar coma. I feel a little guilty (as I eat another jelly bean...).

April 4, 2010


This cartoon cracks me up!!

My favorite Easter candy is the Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs - YUMM!! We're having 2 dinners today - one with each of our families. Should be full and happy by tonight!

I hope you all have a blessed Easter with the ones you love ♥