Monday, August 25, 2008

Kasper's New "Do"

Well, Nick and I took Kasper to the groomer last week and let's just say, he's not too happy. His hair had started to mat up...(input DISCLOSURE: not due to improper care). He just REALLY does NOT like to be brushed. He's been shaved before and it usually lasts 6-8 months. Anyway, with Baby Jones on the way, we thought, what better time to get him reacclamated to his new "do". He does like to pose for the camera, notice arms crossed. Sooooo....DRUM ROLL is a BEFORE and AFTER shot.

The question of the day is "What are they gonna do with that CAT?" "Don't cats smother babies?" Hmmm.... Well, I hadn't heard of the latter until Mindi told me that apparently cats like to jump in cribs and unbeknownst to them, smother the little ones. YIKES!!! Kasper does like to cuddle up next to any unsuspecting warm body. I guess this is something we'll have to take into consideration.

Someone should invent some type of contraption that keeps pets out of the crib. EUREKA!!!....Have you all heard of the Pet Net? This handy device has saved many a furry feline from a trip to the local Humane Society. I've read some pretty hilarious user reviews of how, in a circus-like attempt, cats have tried to pounce into the crib, only to bounce off the net like an acrobat on a trampoline. FUN-NY! I guess that will be on our baby registry.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Bears -vs Eagles: A house divided

Nick and I got into an interesting discussion this evening as to whether Baby Jones will be a Chicago Bears fan or a Philadelphia Eagles fan. This has been a house divided for years when it comes to NFL. I know, I know....who cares right? Well Nick and I are HUGE football fans. I would venture to say that it is my favorite sport. Shhhh...don't tell Nick; he thinks its basketball. But anyway, he's only a Philly fan because of Donavan McNabb and Brian Westbrook. I mean seriously, how much longer will these guys be on the team. Players get traded so often, you can't afford to just like a team for whose on the team. There's no loyalty. I'm a Bears fan to the core; always have been, always will be. It doesn't matter who is on the team. Can't you just see Baby Jones is that Navy and Orange....SMILE!!!!

Sunday, August 17, 2008


Tomorrow officially marks 7 weeks and Nick and I counting down the days until the 29th. That is the day of our FIRST doctor's appointment. The nurse told me that the doctor really prefers to see you when you are at least 8 weeks. I guess just in case something BAD happens....I don't know.

I have started to write down some questions that we want to inquire about...
  • I sleep on my stomach in the "mountain climber" pose, is that ok?
  • Is it ok for me to still take my lactaid pills...I have to have my cereal and ice cream
  • Can I continue going to exercise class?

I had an ok weekend. Went for a walk/hike at Radnor Lake with some friends Saturday morning, followed by breakfast at Cracker Barrel. Did I mention that's my new fav breakfast spot, since Mindi, Nick and I went last week. They have pretty good food.

I really have to do better about eating when I'm supposed to. I've been waiting WAAAAY too long between meals and find my stomach literally growling... Apples, bananas, watermelon, cantaloupe, yogurt, granola, and peaches, are some of my main snack items. I'll do better this week for sure. I think my mind is playing tricks on me right now....surely I can't be hungry AGAIN. I don't want to be eating just to be eating, but as they say, "You're eating got two." ....Whatever!

Well, anyway, time to go try on my outfits for the week. At this point, I don't know what's gonna fit. Until next time....

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

MY FRIENDS DON'T READ BLOGS!!! I HOPE.... here's the deal. I'M PREGNANT!!!!! To top it off, no one outside of immediate family knows. This is literally about to drive me insane. How can I keep such a huge secret??? My husband calls me a "faucet" because he knows there is no way I can go the 1st trimester without yelling it to the world. Mind you, I'm only 6 weeks.

How did this happen to me? Well, I know HOW it happened, I just can't believe it. I have subconsciously blamed it on my best friend. She was in town visiting for my 30th bday bash and upon her return home, she told me that she had a dream that I was pregnant. She said we were crying from elation. Well, anyway, I just shrugged it off and we both went the rest of the week without even discussing it.

Well that next Friday rolled around and my curiousity got the best of me. In the next 2 days, I didn't take one test, or even two tests....I took three tests and they all confirmed her dream....WHAT!!!!!

I was determined to go to the Dr.'s office to have this silly notion negated. I called the office and explained to the nurse that I would like to come in to take an "official office test". The nurse questioned why I had suspected that I was pregnant. I went on to explain to her how I had take these THREE home tests and just "wasn't sure". She laughed almost uncontrollably and said, "Oh honey, there's no need in you wasting money on a copay to come in the office. YOUR PREGNANT....Congratulations!!" I said, "What do you mean?" She went on to explain stuff that sounded like the teacher on Charlie Brown. I just remember her saying some about "accuracy", "first visit", "see you then". My mind was literally in a wind tunnel....

I've WebMD'd myself to death in the past 3 weeks. Did I mention my mother works in an OB/GYN office??? Talk about information overload, "Don't go to Jazzercise", "Don't eat the cheese at Mexican Restaurants", "Don't lift your arms above your head"....WHAT are you people saying.

Well, anywho....I've created this blog as a temporary outlet and to share with those family members that are in the know. Hope you all enjoy...