Tuesday, June 17, 2008

What we've been up to....

1) I turned the big 25. I still feel young, but better live it up this year because 26 seems so much older!! Perhaps the best thing that happened that day was the phone call I got from Vaka telling me he'd be home at 2:00 the next day. Yippee!! I got this amazing game from my parents, the original edition has been our addiction since Christmas, so it was time to try the next one out. Try it for yourself. See if you don't get addicted too. :)

2) Vaka came home 9 days early!! No complaints there!! The military required that his injuries be re-evaluated before July 5th, so since he would be at training and then on to Hawaii, they had no choice but to send him home early to get it done. It was a very nice surprise!!

3) The morning Vaka came home, I clumsily tripped and fell on my way out the door to work, and because I had my hands full, my fat stomach took the big hit. Luckily I had stayed at my parents house the night before, so they were around to help me up and see that I was okay. Initially I was scared (and in pain), but after resting a bit I felt that everything was fine. However, as a precaution my doctor ordered me to Labor & Delivery to have a non-stress test. Little did I know what that entailed!! After picking Vaka up we followed the doctors orders... and I was forced to stay to be monitored for 4 hours. NOT FUN. Good news is, everything is fine. And it was probably good preparation for what labor itself will be like.... a whole lotta WAITING!

4) Friday morning we woke up to half of the lower level of our townhouse flooded. A pipe had broken somewhere and all the townhouses in our building had flood damage. NOT COOL. What was even less cool was having to leave for the weekend before making sure it was taken care of, and we came back to a SMELLY, still wet carpet Sunday morning. We're still dealing with our maintenance people to get the issue resolved.

5) The reason we were gone all weekend was to attend our ward's youth conference. I'm 1st counselor in the YW presidency, and since Vaka was back, we were more than happy to have him come along and help... or rather, join the ranks of the other youth. :) It was so nice to get away and we had a lot of fun, but I was definitely ready to come home by end of the 2nd day. I'll have to post pictures later of the fun we had!!

6) We finally bought some needed baby items. Other than a few cute clothes I found on clearance, I had seriously been putting this off!! But after going to Labor & Delivery and having the nurse comment "good news, things look fine so you won't be having a baby today" I was freaked out to realize that yes, should something happen, this baby could very well arrive at any time, and we are definitely not anywhere prepared for that!! Now I can rest easy knowing we at least have a carseat to bring the baby home in whenever he decides to make his entrance!!

7) Overnight, I developed elephantitis in my knees and ankles. It is GROSS. Two weeks ago, I had no swelling whatsoever, and suddenly one morning last week I woke up with cankles and pregnant knees. Not a good sign when it is just the BEGINNING of the summer... I am scared to think of how bad it could get when it gets even hotter. Not to mention the fact that when I'd like to be wearing skirts and capris to keep cool I feel like I need to cover up with long pants to spare others the horrible site. Is it at all possible to get this under control!?! Help please!! Otherwise rather than relaxing on the beach in Hawaii next week like a beached whale, I'll look much more like... an elephant. :)

8) ONE WEEK EXACTLY we will be in paradise. That should provide me with much more interesting stuff to blog about. And pictures. Of Vaka. Unless I can be cured of this disease.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

We made it!!

Yesterday we celebrated our first anniversary!! Its hard to believe its already been one year, I know its cliche' but it feels just like yesterday. And maybe I'm cynical in saying this, but I think its a great accomplishment!! In fact, our waitress at dinner last night told us the same thing. Apparently divorce statistics are ever increasing, especially in the number of newlyweds that divorce before 7 months of marriage. Sadly that isn't surprising, since I myself know of a few people who got married within months of us last year that already have their divorces finalized... or rather, marriages annulled. I am one lucky girl, to have found such an amazing guy that despite our differences and my MANY imperfections, is so committed to me and making this marriage work. I'm glad we've beat those odds!! :)

Vaka spoiled me more than I could have ever expected. I guess its good to do it now before the baby comes along and we increase our expenses and decrease our earnings!! I was showered with roses, a massage, diamonds, dinner and a night away. What more could a girl want. :) Honestly, more than anything, I was just grateful to be able to spend quality time together, because after checking out at the hotel this morning, I took him straight to the airport and said goodbye to him for three weeks. Its interesting no matter how independent you were when you were single, how quickly you become dependent on a person once you're married. :) Not that I can't take care of myself, but I think the loneliness will quickly get to me!! Some of you mothers may think I'm crazy for saying this, but I almost wish our baby boy were here already so I had someone to keep me company!! The good news is, as soon as he gets back, we are OFF TO HAWAII.

In the meantime, I'll try to find something interesting/exciting to post about. Not sure what that will be, but I'll try to get creative. :)

p.s. After yesterday, I've decided every pregnant woman deserves a prenatal massage. I can't remember when my back last felt SO very good!!