Monday, September 22, 2008

27 Weeks

Ok I finally took some more belly pics. Thats a 27 week old belly for ya.

27 weeks along now. Time sure does fly. I’m definitely feeling pregnant. Especially when I first get up in the morning. I think because my tummy was relaxed while I slept all night it just feels huge in the morning. I think Dan is getting more excited about the whole thing. On Saturday I walked him to the Duck game & then walked back. I was having cramps so he called to check on me, & to check how “our girl” was doing too. It was so cute to hear him talk about her like that. He really wants to name her Siobhan; so he keeps calling her that so that I will get used to the idea or something. Unless for some reason she is born on December 7th. Then he wants to name her Pearl (since the 7th is Pearl Harbor Day). So clever.

Dax is have surgery #2 tomorrow up at OHSU, so we are dog sitting the Trixy-sausage. This surgery is to close up his pallete. Poor little guy is going to have to wear the arm binders again for a few weeks. Last Thursday was his first birthday. He was such a a tidy little boy while he played with his cake. He just used one hand to mangle his cake & shovel it into his mouth. He didn't want to get it all over himself like Treeva was hoping. Just mouth & one hand. But he did eat a TON of the cake, probably half of it in all. He had an enourmous belly after that & he was quite pleased with himself.

Friday, September 19, 2008


So I was trying to make my blog look cool with one of those neat templates I see lots of other people using. But no, it just revereted my blog to some default format & took away my layout option so I couldn't even make any changes! I finally got that undone. What am I doing wrong? It seems like the old template is just on top of the new one. How do I make the old one go away without deleting all my links & stuff?

Monday, September 15, 2008

What's in a name

Why oh why am I having such a hard time finding girls names I like. If we were having a boy it would be some much easier. I have had a list of good, strong, manly boys names forever. Not over-used, not crossover names. It seems so much easier to name a boy. It just needs to be a good strong name, sound good with the last name that he will have all his life, & if it means something cool thats all right too. Girls on the other hand; I just feel so much more pressure. It needs to be girly(again with the no crossover names) but not icky sweet girly. It should probably means something nice & feminine. Not over-used, but yet not too obscure or Eugene-ish. It can't be some famous actress's name or used in some well known movie. Or any name ruined by mean and stupid girls from school(That ruled out alot of cool names I would have liked). Something that pairs well with her maiden name; but also something that will go well with her future married name(without having a clue what that might be at this time & junction). There are just so many things to consider when naming a girl. Not to mention Dan & I both have to agree on it, which is harder that it should be.
Oh well, maybe we will end up having to meet her first before the inspiration will come :)

Names, names, names...Adela Adelaide Adelina Alice Aurora Avalyn/Aveline Bella Bianca Breila Brielle Britta Cecily Charlotte Channa Chenoa Cordelia Danya Daunita Eavan Edwena Elanora Elina Ella Ellie Esme Esther Eviana Fianna Fiona Gazelle Giselle Gwendolyn Liahona Mabelle Mahala Marared Marguerite Merielle/Meriel/Meriol Miriam/Merriam Okalani Ronwyn Sabine Sarai Shannon/Shanon Siobhan Sparrow Sorrel Tava Vivia Wendy Willow Winnie

Thankfully my parents named me. I like my name. It sounds cool & has many nice meanings(it's a constellation, "cutie" in Italian & "darling" in Spanish, it is also the breast bone of a bird). When I was little though I didn't like it. I wanted to be named Heart (as in the bodily organ).

Friday, September 12, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

And I'm finished

Finished with Breaking Dawn. What a beautiful love story. Stephenie Meyer is a very talented story teller. And now I can start from the beginning. Not so fast this time so I can catch all the little details & forshadowing that I probably missed the first time. But first, I'm going to go watch the movie trailer a few more times.

Friday, September 5, 2008

24 weeks, more on Twilight

Well here I am. I'm now 24 & 1/2 weeks along. Time sure is flying by. I went to see the doctor again & he says everything is great. In 4 weeks I will have my glucose test and then after that I get to go in every two weeks. I guess I'm getting down to the home stretch. So yeah I'm kinda scared. I'm sure everything will be great & wonderful but I can't help feeling alittle apprehension. First I'm scared that I'll have a huge baby. Dan was over 10 lbs when he was born. Ouch! that would hurt alot, I don't like pain & I really want to do this sans epidural. Then second, and I hate to say this, but I'm not super fond of most babies or kids. Having never really been around any until Dax (who I am fond of in spite of myself :) I'm not sure what to do with other peoples babies. They smell funny & seem breakable. I don't feel any overwhelming mothering instinct like I imagine I should. I am hopeful though. Treeva felt the same way, but after Dax was born she totally changed. She loves Dax so much & her transformation into a mother was totally natural. So hopefully I'll snap into motherhood just like that when our little girl is born. Ugh! We really need to settle on a name. That’s all anyone asks anymore; "when are your due?" and "what is her name?" It's annoying to not have a straight answer to that.

I am continuing to read the Twilight series. I finished Eclipse last night & started Breaking Dawn today. Oh! can I just say that again... Oh!! Wow do I ever love this series. Everything happens just the way I want it to. Edward says what I want him to say & does what I think he should do. It's like she read my mind. If I was capable of writing a best-selling love story this is just what I would write. No, I take that back; I’m not that creative. I never would have thought to have a vampire fall in love with a girl, what drama! what excitement! Ok perhaps I’m a wee bit obsessed but I don’t care. I don't care if it is cheesy sometimes, it's beautiful & sweet & I can't put it down.

So I was realizing today that Andrew Steig was my Jacob Black. He was there for me when my “first love” Justin dumped me in high school and I was in the depths of despair. We dated & became friends but I never encouraged him to love me because I was still pining for Justin (pathetic I know); although he totally loved me. I even called him orange juice once. Poor guy. He was completely confident he could get me to love him the way he loved me. I wrote to him 3 times a week for a year and a half on his mission & we became wonderful friends; he almost had me talked into marrying him, almost. Then I met Dan, fell in love, got engaged & broke Andrew’s heart. Maybe that’s why I don’t like Jacob; maybe I still feel a little guilty myself for hurting my good friend.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


So I am officially on the Twilight bandwagon now. Normally I don’t read fantasy type stuff or modern time period stuff for that matter. Historical fiction is more my scene. But wow! I love the Twilight series. What a wonderful love story. I read the first two books this weekend & now I am on the third. New Moon though was so devastating. I was getting too emotionally involved when Edward left that I ended up having to go and read the end before I could finish the middle. Anyways, it’s great & I can’t wait for the movie to come out!

Monday, September 1, 2008