Thursday, July 31, 2008
The doc came in and said that our chances are superb!!!! He said that before the test based on my age they were 1 in 825 and after the screen and blood results they are 1 in 10,000!!!!! He said it was pretty much the best score you could get. 'Of course there are no guarantees, but I feel a tremendous amount of relief. Yeah for baby U!
This ultrasound was the most fun one yet! We have two arms and the most precious two little legs! Our lil' lime (babycenter says it's the size of a lime this week), was moving all around. He/she flipped over, had the hiccups, was moving his/her arms and legs all over the place...quite an active morning. Everything looks normal and the doc said we are good to go and we could tell the world (we kinda got a head start on that one)! I'm measuring 4 days before my due date, but they said that changes back and forth a lot. The heartbeat was normal at 154. It was a big relief to be done with this test and hopefully the rest of the pregnancy will be smooth sailing. If we can find a scanner I post some pics if you are interested. Just wanted to share our fabulous news. It was such a wonderful morning and I feel so blessed right now.
Poor monkey, did not have a good day--check out the "Monkey Me, Monkey You" blog for his story. It has been an eventful couple of days.
But, my oldest best friend S had a wonderful weekend--she got engaged!! I'm so excited for S&D. They are planning on getting married sometime in March in Atlanta so I'm hoping baby U behaves and comes on time so I can be there. I can't imagine not being there for her special day. I think I would cry. In a crazy twist to her engagement night, S's little sister (3 years younger) got engaged a couple hours after her! I'm very excited for both of them, but what would you do if that happen to you? Their poor parents--TWO weddings in the upcoming year!
Hope everyone has a wonderful day!!
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Adventures in Argyle
Jewish Girl in Wasp's Clothing
The Lunch Belle
The Preppy Vegan
Sunshine in the City
If you live in the NYC area and want to join us for dinner and drinks, email our fabulous organizer TAG at email@example.com.
1. What is in the back seat of your car right now?
I don't have a car in the city.
2. When was the last time you threw up?
I think it has been two weeks now!! Yeah for zofran!! However, that does not count hanging my head over the toilet 3 times yesterday--the nausea still isn't quite gone.
3. What's your favorite curse word?
I shouldn't have a fav, but I tend to use them all--many New Yorkers deserve for me to use them all on them. So un-lady like!
4. Name 3 people who made you smile today?
A, my doorman, and a coworker
5. What were you doing at 8 am this morning?
Trying to get my butt in the shower and feeling kinda pukey
6. What were you doing 30 minutes ago?
Reading blogs and playing on facebook (if you correspond with me a lot, send me an email and I'll add you as my friend)
7. What will you be doing 3 hours from now?
Leaving work at 5pm exactly!!
8. Have you ever been to a strip club?
We went to a male strip club (my mistake) when we went to the Keys for Spring Break our sophomore year of college! It was called Numbers and my KD pledge sisters and I still laugh about that crazy night!!
9. What is the last thing you said aloud?
10. What is the best ice cream flavor?
Peanut Butter and Chocolate from Baskin Robbins and original Pinkberry with kiwi and strawberries
11. What was the last thing you had to drink?
Diet Coke (I'm only allowed one per day)
13. What was the last thing you ate? .
A fruit Popsicle--the only thing I can eat in the morning these days
14. Have you bought any new clothing items this week?
Yes, my first maternity purchase from old navy/gap!!
15. When was the last time you ran?
Ha, Ha--last night when I had to tee-tee for the 3rd time in a row in the middle of the night
16. What's the last sporting event you watched?
Went to a Yankees game a few weeks ago
18. Who is the last person you emailed? .
My pledge sister L wanted my new address for her wedding invitations
19. Ever go camping?
Yes, would love to go again soon.
20. Do you have a tan?
Not really. There isn't too much sun in the city that I get to experience.
21. Do you drink your soda from a straw?
No, but it drives my coworker crazy so she always makes me drink it with a straw if she's around
22. What did your last IM say?
I don't remember.
23. Are you someone's best friend?
24. What are you doing tomorrow?
Working and organizing the apt for the big move
25. Where is your mom right now?
At home recovering from my 13 year old cousin's visit
26. Look to your left, what do you see?
A brochure rack with our 2008 brochures for our meeting and the fax machine
27. What color is your watch?
It's silver/gold but I don't wear it
28. What do you think of when you think of Australia ?
I want to go. Right now.
29. Would you consider plastic surgery?
Depends on the circumstances.
30. What is your birthstone?
31. Do you go in at a fast food place or just hit the drive thru?
No drive thru's in the city---and we don't really live by any fast food places so I don't go anymore. But, I used to drive thru except when I'm with A--he has to sit down.
32.How many kids do you want?
Let's get me through this first one and we'll discuss. I thought I wanted 3, but I'm going to need some time.
33. Do you have a dog?
I have a golden retriever, Daisy who got told by the vet yesterday that she needed light dog food b/c she's gained about 10 lbs since moving to the city. Oops. =)
34. Last person you talked to on the phone?
My sister. She called to tell me she got punched in the eye last night at a bar. Two frat guys at Alabama got in a bar fight and one swung as she was walking by! She got free shots for the rest of the night and now has a small black eye. Oh college days!
35. Have you met anyone famous?
Yes. Most recently--Carson Daly was in line behind me at the Yankee's game.
36. Any plans today?
Work and then work on packing.
37. How many states have you lived in?
5-Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Colorado, New York
38. Ever go to college?
Yes, and I wish I could go back for a weekend.
39. Where are you right now?
At my desk at the hospital in NYC
40. Biggest annoyance in your life right now?
Not feeling well
41. Last song listened to?
One of The Boss' at his concert on Sunday night
42. Are you allergic to anything?
yes--wheat sensitivity and the dye used for a CT Scan
43. Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time?
Rainbows and Tory Burch flats
44. Are you jealous of anyone?
anyone who isn't working today and is at the beach
45. Is anyone jealous of you?
46. What time is it?
47. Do any of your friends have children?
Yes--lots and lots more on the way!
48. Do you eat healthy?
I really try to--but it is hard right now
49. What do you usually do during the day?
Work, walk Daisy, talk with my mom and other friends and these days I take an after work nap. =)
50. Do you hate anyone right now?
51. Do you use the word 'hello' daily?
52. How old will you be turning on your next birthday?
I'll be 28--not too much longer--my bday is Aug 15th!
53. Have you ever been to Six Flags?
Yes, I love rollar coasters!
54. How did you get one of your scars?
My Mom slammed my finger in the car door by accident when I was 5
Feel free to do this one if you haven't already!
This is the other chair I do not like. I love wing back chairs, but navy blue leather really isn't my thing? Any suggestions to make everything blend?
Here is the trim on the pillows of our khaki linen sofa.
Monday, July 28, 2008
The following lucky ladies will be contacted by Rebecca in the upcoming days so they can tell her their favorite combo for their very own cosmetic bags. Congrats ladies! Thanks to everyone that entered and thanks to The Palm Gifts for sponsoring this great giveaway. Drum roll please....
1. Carol P.
2. Melia F.
3. Kristin S.
5. Amelia H.
6. Su L.
7. Katy Y.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
On another note, The Palm Gifts giveaway has been extended through Monday until Rebecca gets back from vacation. So keep those entries coming! There may be multiple prizes so make sure you send her an email.
A Pea in the Pod sweater for $13.25.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Also, on another note---blame it on pregnancy brain---I was so eager to post all of these posts that I have been working on that I did not take the time yesterday to say thank you for all the congratulatory wishes. Y'all are so sweet and I've read the comments over and over again! Each one means so much to me. It is such a blessing for me to be able to share my latest journey with each of you. So, thank you sweet friends!!
Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy
Our insurance company sent us this book after a VERY long and personal survey! (But, we love it!)
What To Expect When You Are Expecting
Hubby brought this classic home after we got our good news.
What To Expect When You Are Expecting Journal
My Mom sent us this fun book!
My friend K sent me this one the day I told her I was pregnant! I love it b/c it tells you each day what the baby is doing and has space to journal.
The Real Deal Guide To Pregnancy
I scored this cute book from Ebay for $1.00!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
I am one of the 75% of women who experiences morning sickness. Given my weak stomach, I knew I probably would have problems and sure enough around week six/seven it hit me like a tractor trailer. I've searched high and low for cures because it makes being at work in the mornings very tough.
Lemon Drops (they are not to be found in NYC--my husband did come back with three packs (from three different stores near our apartment) of lemonheads really just taste good)
I have not tried (but it has been suggested):
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
10) So you are going to have a Yankee baby? I KNOW, I KNOW. Who would have ever thought my 1st child would have an NYC birth certificate--but both A and I really wanted kids and we figured that now was as good a time as any to start trying. It should be quite an adventure to have a city baby and I'm glad to have you gals around to give me tips on being a new mommy.
So excited to finally share our news with y'all!!
Monday, July 21, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
~I bought this dress on Jcrew final sale. It is oh so wonderful and comfy! Buy one today, I'm serious. I got the strawberry color and I really might go back and buy the other two.
~I've made a few ebay purchases--I'll share soon.
~Hubby is on a major, major, major project at work. He got called in on Sunday and worked until 2:30am, then 2:30am again on Monday, 1:30am on Tuesday, 4:00(freaking)am on Wednesday, and they let him off "early" last night at 11:30pm. I'm thinking he'll have to work all weekend until this deal is over. CRAZY!!
~The good news is we sign the lease on our apartment next week! The bad news is that our friends ,whose apt we are moving into, are moving back to the South today with their 3 week old baby. Such mixed emotions for me!
~I'm going to have to miss two reunions. Next weekend is my KD pledge class reunion at the beach. There were only 18 or so of us (we went to a very small private college in the South). Currently we're all quite busy! There are 2 of us engaged to be married in the next six months, 3 that just had babies, and 3 more that are pregnant...and probably a few more that will be pregnant soon! So much fun! It is also my high school 10 year reunion the next weekend after that at the beach and I'm not going to be able to make it. We just have too much going on right now and the tickets to go "home" are around $450-$500 a trip! We are going to try to make my husband's 10 year reunion in August. It will also be a good chance to go see his parents and so many of our close friends live there too.
~My bday is in less than a month (not that I'm counting).
~My Mom's 60th bday is in less than a month and I NEED to come up with a fabulous gift. She said she wanted to start a monogrammed Tervis Tumblers collection for our beach house. Anyone know where I can order them for "cheaper."
~I need a haircut. I wish you could do more fun and exciting haircuts with curly hair, but if you go to short you end up looking like you have an Afro and if you go too long it just gets gross.
~No big plans for the weekend. I'm going to work on cleaning the apt and starting to sort through things. It's amazing how much junk we've accumulated in just one short year.
~I'm super bored at work today so if you write a comment you are welcome to ask me a question and I'll respond until 5pm EST. That should keep me occupied.
~Don't forget to sign up for The Palm Gifts giveaway. See below!I hope everyone has a wonderful and relaxing weekend! Stay cool! TGIF!
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Hi friends! Let's start this Thursday off right with a fun giveaway from The Palm Gifts. One lucky MMM reader will win a waffle weave monogrammed cosmetic bag in their choice of colors.
Here's what you have to do to win:
1) Go to http://www.thepalmgifts.com/view.php?id=1131
2) Dream about the color of your bag (purple, lime green, white, brown, fuchsia) and check out all the fun ribbon options (too many fun choices to list here) and think about your thread and font options. Will you put your whole name or your monogram?
3) Now, email Rebecca firstname.lastname@example.org. Put COSMETIC BAG CONTEST in the subject line and let her know your favorite summer cosmetic.
We will draw a winner one week from today on Thursday, July 24th and we will announce the winner on Friday, July 25th. You don't have to leave a comment here, but who knows--you may get bonus points. =)
Thanks The Palm Gifts for a fun summer giveaway! Good luck readers!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Have y'all seen these cute melamine plates from LA Plates? They have all kinds of options and you can create your own by picking a design/color and a fun monogram. Check them out! To create your own special plate, click here. Owner, Lara Hazelett Shelton is offering MMM readers a 10% discount with the code laplates10. Happy shopping!
Sunday, July 13, 2008
100 from The Paper Cafe for $150.00