Monday, November 23, 2009

Gobble Gobble!

I am seriously so happy for Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving vacay right now. I need a break- I’m sure you need a break! If only this break could fall right into my 2-week Christmas break, I would be on a roll.

Anywho, I hope everyone’s weekend was fantastic. My sister-in-law and I decided to brave the cold and the Twi-hard tweens for a little New Moon action Friday night; as a side note, thank you God for putting Robby P on this earth and sharing his gorgeous face and English bum for all to see. We arrived at the movie theater promptly at 6:30 (show did not start until 7:30), and were able to get great seats in a not-so-packed theater (shocker!). Now let me just say I am Team Edward all the way, but little Taylor Laughtner is rocking the abs and tan tummy, and I can see why there are so many Team Jacob fans. I promise to not go all Twilight/New Moon crazy in today’s entry, because I do realize that not everyone is a fan, but I really enjoyed the movie. Looking forward to Eclipse in June 2010- what what!

In continuing with the movie tradition this weekend, my mom and I went to see “The Christmas Carol” yesterday. (Obviously when your hubby leaves town you watch A LOT of movies). Folks, it was great! They gave us the coolest little 3-D glasses to watch the movie in, and I swear, I felt like I was right there with Tiny Tim when he exclaimed “God Bless us, everyone!” (Tear). This is definitely one of my favorites Christmas stories ever, and I definitely suggest this movie if you’re a sucker for Christmas tales like me.

Tomorrow my hubby comes home, and I know I will be temped to do the whole run/jump into his arms thing, but I really don’t want to cause him to break something or get a concussion from being knocked out by a huge pregnant lady. I am so excited to see him! My lovely work friend, Pam, is coming to our house Friday morning to take maternity pictures of us, and Adam has no idea. Rut-roh. He just has no idea what I have in store for him this week. Speaking of pictures, what colors are most flattering on you when you are not only getting professional pictures made, but you're just….. kind’ve……big?? I need some ideas.

Hoping Wednesday at noon gets here fast- I am so running out of here like a high school kid being released for summer break.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

The busy bee gets the honey, right??

The honey being my hubby, of course. I miss my husband and am ready for him to come home! Can Tuesday not get here any faster??

Speaking of busy bees, I have been up to my ears in work, appointments, and everything else under the sun all week! I actually have eaten lunch at my desk every day since Monday, because I have had to use my lunch hour for other things besides eating. Let’s see: I opened a savings account for Adam and I (been on the must-do list for almost a year now), and worked until 11:30 Tuesday night meeting with prospective students (too late for a pregnant lady for sho), went to see a dermatologist about a cyst on my underarm Wednesday, which I’m getting removed tomorrow……eeeekkkkk! And finally, today, my lunch hour will consist of a much-needed hair appointment at a salon in Macon which my bestie, Natalie, highly recommended. The name is William Alexander Salon and I am pumped. Nothing like a new hair-do to give me some spice, especially when my belly is starting to look like the late Willie B’s belly from the Atlanta Zoo:

RIP Willie B

To go back to the cyst removal tomorrow, I am nervous. Not nervous in that I am scared of the pain (the area will be numbed, and hello!!! I am going to have to deliver a child in 4 months- much harder than a simple incision); more nervous in that I want my baby boy to be okay. The doctor that is performing the incision has reassured me that baby boy will not be affected; he will only be numbing that area. He even had his nurse contact my OB Gyn to confirm that this procedure was okay, and he got the go-ahead from him. So why am I still scared?? I dunno. I promise to be a brave girl tomorrow.

NEW MOON tomorrow!!! Woop Woop!! Nothing like spending a couple of hours with Robby Patts to make this girl happy! I’m sure it’s going to be out of control.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Leavin' on a Jet Plane.........

My hubby left for job training in Chicago today. Tear. I honestly cried just a little when I kissed and hugged him bye at the airport this morning. He will only be gone a week, but I swear, we have never been away from each other this long before. My mom would laugh at me and say, “Hayley, get over it. If I have to live without your dad for a year, then you can live without Adam for a week.” I’m trying to remember that today as I blink back tears, and feel a little ache in my heart when I think he won’t be there when I get home. God, I’m such a cheese ball.

I hope everyone had a great weekend! Our weekend was low-key and perfect. Saturday consisted of stopping by the dry-cleaners, shopping, and lunching. As a side note, does your dry cleaner question every little stain/mark on your clothes?? I SO felt like Jane Burns from The Sweetest Thing being questioned about the stain on my coat. Yes, the stain on my coat was from where Sophie puked after getting a shot at the Vet’s office last……year. Yep, I know that’s so nasty! I should have brought the coat in immediately, but it was the end of the winter months, and I completely forgot. Anyhow, after being asked by my dry cleaner “What this? This gross!” I told her that it happened last week. Needless to say, I felt a bit embarrassed walking out of the dry cleaner’s Saturday.

Yesterday consisted of more shopping. I stopped by Bed, Bath, and Body Works for some smell-good stuff, and by Charming Charlie. Has anyone heard of/been to a Charming Charlie before?? OMG- it’s out of control in there. Before I go into great detail, let me just say that this place is your one-stop shop for trendy jewelry, bags, clothes, and accessories. I purchased a turquoise earring and necklace set; a thin, gold strand necklace with flower accents and matching earrings; two pairs of sterling silver chandeliers; and a pair of cubic zirconium’s (fake, but oh so pretty). I paid $53, and considering all that I purchased I felt like it was a pretty good deal. Anyway, to get back to my point- this place is HUGE. I have never been to this place before, and felt overwhelmed and tired as soon as I walked in. With all of that being said, I took a deep breath and decided to take my time walking around the entire store. It took me at least 30 minutes to browse the store, and an extra 15 to grab the pieces I wanted and go. All in all, pretty good shopping experience. Will I go back? Definitely, but I will make sure I know exactly what I want before stepping in the door.

I’m so exhausted today. It will definitely be an early bedtime night for me tonight. This week is already so busy with work, appointments, and NEW MOON (I’m dying!). I’m thinking that a week will be over soon enough, and I’ll be seeing my hubby before I know it. Thank God for Thanksgiving holidays next week!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Best Saturday Ever

Sometimes I think my husband and I are old souls. I'm not saying that we're old, boring farts, but I can tell that we have grown up so much over the past 4 years that we have been together. The Saturday's and Sunday's spent laying in bed hung over from staying out too late/drinking too much at the bar are pretty much over, and you know, I don't miss it one bit. Honestly, those nights have been over for awhile now, and while they were great times, I am so happy where we are in our life right now. We still have incredible friends that we adore and spend a great amount of time with, and for that we are very fortunate. With all of this being said, I don't know if it's the Christmas music that is already playing on the radio, or that we have our first child on the way, or that my dad will be home in less than 3 weeks, or even the fact that Adam and I have spent the whole day just being together and enjoying each others company, but I just feel so blessed in more ways than I can count. I don't feel like I stop and say thank you enough for the blessings that are given to me, my family, and my friends every day, but I am doing so now.

That's all for now. Have a great night. ;)

Friday, November 13, 2009


I think my friend Ashley over at Kindredly has a great idea with the National Blog Posting Month/30 Posts 30 Day thing. I need some drive, folks! I feel like I am losing blog readers every day and it makes me oh so sad in my heart. Time to get back with the program! Although I have not been feeling the blog ambition, there has been a lot going on in the Mosely household. Let me fill you in………

Adam got a new job!!
Yea!!!!! He will be working as a Catastrophe Claim Representative for Allstate. We are so excited, and just very thankful. Adam has been on the job hunt for quite awhile now, and has been pursuing this exact job since June. We found out earlier this week that he got it, and have had perma-grins for a week now. Although this is a wonderful job, there are some cons; the biggest con being the fact that he will be traveling a lot. After talking it over numerous times, we decided that although it will be hard at times, it is the best thing we can do for our family (in particular, the little man in my belly). Adam starts training next week and could not be more excited. I’m hoping and praying this will be a great move for us. I guess we’ll see………

I decided on my nursery theme this weekend. Here's a picture:

The theme is “Shooting Stars” and it’s from Pottery Barn. I don’t know if it’s the blue/yellow combination, or the precious baby that won me over, but I love it! We are slowly getting furniture moved out of our spare bedroom, and making room for baby Aaron. I am in complete nesting mode, annoyingly so in fact. I just figure that while I’m feeling really good, I want to get these big things taken care of. I found a white crib at JCPenny that I adore, and am in the process of looking for a changing table. If you have any tips/ideas on baby furniture/baby stuff please share. While I am so excited and so in love with my baby boy, I feel so clueless about what to do next! As a side note, I think I felt my first real kick last night. As a matter of fact, it felt like 3 little kicks! Adam and I had just finished dinner, and I laid down on my back to get some good baby action. Aaron usually goes wild after I have eaten, and I love to feel him move around. Anyway, I laid down and felt him moving around, and then the next thing I know I felt 2 kicks (at least I could have sworn they were kicks) right at the bottom of my stomach. Another reason why I think they were actual kicks is because he is in breech position at the moment, and that is exactly where his feet should be. Oh my goodness, best feeling in the world! I cannot wait to feel more of his kicks in the coming months.

In other big news, my dad will be leaving from Afghanistan in exactly 2 weeks to head home for his two-week leave! We have not seen him since May, and can barely contain our excitement. We are thinking he should be home by December 5th. Looking forward to spending some much-needed time with him and the family.

I’m off to start my weekend! Hope every one has a good one! I am going to try and stick with this daily blog posting thing- wish me luck!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Update! Update!

It's been forever since I last blogged. What is up with this?? Am I the only one that is just not feeling it these days?? I really, really want to blog every day and be witty, charming, and hilarious, but I can't get back into the rhythm. I need some drive. Any ideas??

The most important news to date is that I'm having a BOY!! I am literally over the moon. Adam, my mom, his mom, and I went for my ultrasound last Wednesday to find out the big news. Adam and I were both so excited we could hardly function the days before. After being called back to the little room that changes your life, we all piled in and awaited to find out what was in this belly. It seemed like it took the nurse forever to do my measurements, but she finally turned the screen around so she could show me some pictures. At that point she asked me what I thought I was having. I said "girl" without hesitation, because if you know me, it would seem that I was born to have a baby girl. The nurse smiled, and said "nope, it's a boy." I started crying, Adam started crying, the grandmother's started crying, it was perfect. You see, I wanted a boy all along. I have always wanted a boy ever since I could remember. Boy's love their mommy's. I am madly in love. Here's his profile picture:
Is it just me, or does he have the cutest nose ever?? I am in love with my little man.

I am about to go baby crazy!! Let the fun begin!

Off to call the doc. I am fighting a cold: sore throat, runny nose and all, and I need something to take other than Tylenol. Wish me luck........

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sinus infection strikes again!

I have felt like crap today. I am constantly blowing my nose, my head is hurting, and I feel like there's a veil over my eyes. I just feel icky. My yearly sinus infection has come back with a vengeance. SO not fun. Anyhow, I am getting some major pampering out of the hubby and that really helps. Maybe I'll keep up this little act........ ;)

In better news, I got my Halloween costume today! Woop! I know I said in another blog post that Adam and I were going to be Brit-Brit and K-fed circa 2004-2006 when she was popping out as Perez refers to them, "Tater Tot" and "Small Fry," but I decided to go a different route. Let's just say that I put on my "Golden Ticket" tank top and wasn't feeling the trashtastic vibe. So, I have decided to be a she-devil. Here's my costume:
The costume included the dress and horns. I just need to add the pitchfork, and some bright red lipstick and I should be done!

We find out in exactly 6 days what is in this belly. I'm so excited!!! My mom is coming down for the big appointment, and afterwards we are heading to the nearest baby store to do some shopping. We are going to have to hit the ground running as soon as we find out, because the only thing I have done for the nursery is say what room in our house will be the nursery. If I can only make it until next Wednesday........

Time to go get ready for me and Adam's big Thursday night of television: The Office, Community, Grey's, and Private Practice await! Gosh, we're so exciting.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Hellooooo Fall??

The "fall," or shall I say "winter" weather has officially kicked in.......I think, and I am loving it! I know most people prefer summer weather, but not me. This season is about: frizz-free hair, fun coats & scarves, boots (preferably my new suede, slouchy boots in gray), and hot chocolate. Loves! Anyhow, I'm sure it'll be 80 degrees by Thursday so I'm just going to enjoy it while I can.

As a side note, I am on a huge Incubus kick. I am listening to "Aqueous Transmission" right now, and crushing on Brandon Boyd. I had a dream last week that Adam and I got remarried, and Mr. Boyd himself was sitting behind a white piano serenading me as I walked down the aisle. Awesome dream. Totally in love with him right now........

The weekend went by WAY too fast. Adam and I went to our friends, Amanda and Bud's house Friday night to hang out. We ended up playing Monopoly until 12 AM, and had the best time! I forgot how much fun Monopoly was. Although I lost, I have decided that Adam and I need to purchase this game immediately. Saturday, my mom and I headed up to Atlanta to see my sister and cousin, Jill, who is about to have her first baby! I am so excited- cannot wait to meet this little baby girl and give her tons of kisses. It's so exciting to think that her cousin will be here soon. As of today I have 5 months left!!! We find out next Wednesday whether it's a boy or girl, and I'm about to jump out of my skin. I will SO be heading to the nearest baby store and doing some shopping after that appointment! ;)

My dad will be heading home for his two-week leave from Afghan on Saturday, November 28th. I can't wait to see him! He should be back in the states sometime that following week. Praying for a safe trip home.

I need to go. Sophie May is totally barking her head off in the living room (probably at a bird). She is so bad! So precious, but so bad!

Have a good night, friends!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Told ya so........

My sister cracks me up. This is the phone call I got from her today:

Meg (my sister): "Hey, I've just gotta tell you that I can't put the books down. It's an obsession. All I do all day long is think about these people, and dream about these people. I want that love story. I want to be freakin' immortal, and imprinted at the same time!"

Can you guess what she's talking about?? TWILIGHT!! Yep, she's obsessed. Like her sister. I told her this would happen months ago. She laughed, and acted like I was a psycho. Guess who's laughing now?? ;) Kidding aside, I'm glad she's officially joined the club. Meg, you now need to be prepared for:

(a) Screaming, Squealing, and possibly crying at any public appearances that are made by Robert Pattinson and/or Taylor Laughtner.

(b) Reading way too much into the "Robsten" romance.

(c) Finding every website on Google that has to do with Robert Pattinson and/or Taylor Laughtner.

and last, but not least......

(d) Playing back every You Tube video where Robert Pattinson either runs his hands through his dirty, sexy hair or licks those English lips. YUM!

Best of luck to you- it's only just begun!!!

I wonder if Twilight's abstinence message will suppress my herculean urge to screw Robert <span class=Pattinson">

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Hot damn!

Image courtesy of New Moon Movie.

Nope. Didn't forget about him. Not yet, anyway.

39 days till New Moon- whoohoo!!!!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009


Happy Saturday, folks! I wish I could enjoy this moment more, but I maybe slept 3-4 hours last night and I am s-t-ruggling. Adam and I went to a 30th birthday party for a friend last night, and we had a great time. Got home at a decent time (around 11:45), watched the Pam & Jim wedding (again) because we're obsessed with The Office, and finally got into bed around 12:30. Since I am one of those people that has to fall asleep with the television on, I turned the channel to E! and hunkered down in my bed for some restful asleep. That was until my drunk husband kept tossing and turning in bed. You see, by now I know my husband well enough to see that if he's been drinking and he doesn't pass out when we go to bed, a puke is coming. So, I drift off to sleep for around 30 minutes, and wake up to Adam sitting on the edge of the bed talking about going to the bathroom. I said, "Baby, go to the bathroom." He's still sitting on our bed and says that he "can't find the doorknob." Rut-roh. That's when I knew that too much Corona Extra was consumed on a mostly empty stomach. Luckily, I turned on the light and he was able to make it to the bathroom in time. After that lovely episode, Adam went to sleep on the couch, and Sophie May and I stretched out in the bed finally hoping to get some rest. Nope. The terrible hearburn kicked in, and minutes ticked by. I turned on the TV (again!) and finally between 3 & 3:30 I fell asleep to the old eighties flick "St. Elmo's Fire." I tossed and turned until around 8 this morning, and finally decided to give up. I am definitely fixing to take a morning nap.

Adam and I are planning on getting the house "baby-ready" today. I'm talking moving furniture, rearranging furniture, moving electrical wires, and etc. And when I say that "we" are doing this, it's mostly just Adam and our friend, Bud who is our personal handy-man. Can't wait to see the outcome!

Hope everyone has a great Saturday!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Heartburn, Indigestion, & Nose Bleeds- just a few of the joys of pregnancy!

My body has officially whacked out for the week. It's only Tuesday, and I am already dealing with the symptoms listed on this blog title. I had to break down and buy some Mylanta today. The heartburn and indigestion are annoying and uncomfortable. I haven't figured out what foods trigger which (or both) symptoms, but I will be paying more attention from this point on. Another pregnancy symptom I've began to notice is the nasal stuffiness. I wake up every morning and blow my nose through the whole getting-ready process. So, as I'm putting on makeup yesterday morning I go to blow my nose (again!) and there is blood on the tissue. I look in the mirror, and it's a full-on nose bleed. OMG! I mean, I've had nose bleeds before, but never like this! I freak out, grab my "What to Expect When You're Expecting" off of the coffee table, and look up "nose bleeds" in the index praying that I'm not a freak. Lo and behold, it is common for pregnant women to have nose bleeds during pregnancy; something about nose swelling (great), because your body is swelling (even greater). I can so imagine being in public and totally freaking someone out with my erratic nose bleeds. Let's just pray this "grossness" shall pass soon.

BTW, I made this purchase today:

I've decided that Adam and I are going to be Brit-Brit and K-fed for Halloween this year. I'm talking this tank, cut-off's, flip-flop's, ratty ponytail, and a Starbucks Frappucino in hand. Adam is wearing a tank top also, baggy jeans- boxer shorts hanging out, and fedora. Love it! Trashy and livin' it up!

Talk to you soon, friends!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Wicked Witch

Ummmm......just so you know, my blog title describes my mood perfectly. What an awful day! You know, I knew today was going to be terrible. I could feel it before my alarm went off this morning. Normally on a Friday, I bounce out of the bed at 7 am ready for the day, and so happy the weekend is finally showing it's lovely face again. Not today. I'm not going to go into great detail; partly because I'm too tired, and secondly, well, you all know what happened to Laughing Lolly back in March when according to some people, I went into too much detail.......long hiatus. Let's just say that I had one task after another to complete without a breather, we had some rather, ahem, rude/obnoxious phone calls, and most importantly, mama didn't get to take a lunch hour today. No lunch hour= unhappy girl. So, as soon as the clock stroke 5 pm I was out the door and trucking it to the Jeep. Got in the car, called my mom to complain about my day, pull up in my driveway, and lo and behold, there's a freakin' garage sale sign tacked onto one of our trees! Oh no, they didn't! Before I tell you what I said to my husband when I walked in the door, let me just say that being pregnant has not only made me extremely moody, but someone to "not mess with" most of the time. I'm totally serious. Anyway, I see that sign, whip that Jeep into the car port, and I'm thinking to myself, "Surely these neighbors of ours came over and asked Adam if it would be okay to put the sign in our yard." Am I right? I mean, I know if Adam and I were having a garage sale we wouldn't just go tack a sign onto their tree, and on their property, without asking them about it first. So, I talked to Adam and found out that no one had come over asking if they can put their garage sale sign on our tree, and on our property. God, I was pissed then. I marched back outside (in my new leopard-print flats by the way, I love them), and ripped that sign off of our tree so fast. I considered hunting down the address that was listed on the flyer and throwing it in their yard, but Adam said that was childish. Friends, I was heated. After stewing over that for a good fifteen minutes, I decided to let it go and helped myself to a fudge brownie and some good OC reruns.

This "I choose happiness" mood has not lasted tonight, I'm sad to say. Although I'm a little embarrassed to admit this, I thought about how good wings and fries would be for dinner, and daydreamed about it all day. So, Adam and I ordered dinner from Loco's tonight and naturally I ordered wings (dipped in both mild & teriyaki sauce- YUM), and fries. An hour later when they finally delivered our food, and the hubby had sent them on their way (with a tip, I might add) I opened my box to find wings, no blue cheese dip, AND no fries. WTF???? OMG!!!! Are you serious?? I just had, like the worst day ever, and you couldn't even get the damn blue cheese dip request right?? After pouting and complaining to Adam, I ate my wings in silence, and made a vow that we will never order from Loco's again! Adam just laughed and said that he "loved Loco's and will definitely order from them again." Jerk. Next time Waffle House gets his order wrong I'm going to laugh my face off.

Off to shower and try to beautify with a mask and scrub. Considering all of the calories I've consumed since I got home from work, that might be the best idea. I really need to come up with an exercise regimen......

Oh! I find out October 28th what I'm having!!! SO exciting!!! As much as I've complained today I still feel like the luckiest person in the world right now. Here's to a sweet baby boy, or a precious baby girl! And, last but not least, here's to breastfeeding like it's my job so I can shed the calories from tonight's (and many other night's) menu- minus the fries and blue cheese.....dammit!

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Weekly Round-up

It's Saturday- whoop whoop! The sun is shining, I just consumed a bagel with hazel-nut cream cheese topping, and I'm about to have a delicious cup of my (decaff) Chocolate Delight coffee. Life is good. How are you today, friends??

So, I have to share: I had my first "stranger stomach pat" the other day. Yep, it happened, and I am only around 4 months. This little incident happened Thursday afternoon while I was doing some last-minute shopping at Belk. I was in the lingerie section (shopping for my friend Melissa- she's getting married next month and we threw a lingerie shower/dinner for her at Grit's Thursday night). I had noticed this lady (probably in her 50's) looking me up and down while shopping. I noticed, but ignored her and continued shopping. A few minutes later I was at the check-out counter making my purchase (a pretty Jones New York cream-colored silk nightie with a light blue neckline) and getting it gift-wrapped. Stomach-Patter came walking over ready to make her purchase. This is exactly what went down from this point on:

SP: So, is this for a friend?
Me: Yes, a friend of mine is getting married next month, and we're throwing a lingerie shower for her tonight.
SP: Yeah, she'll get married and be just like you soon.........

and then it happened............the STOMACH PAT!!!!!!!

Me: (Bright red and super uncomfortable) Yep.

That's all I could say. I just couldn't believe it happened. I mean, I knew it was eventually going to happen, but this early on?? A friend of mine told me right when I got pregnant, "You need to know that the public considers pregnant women free-for-all's, meaning they can be touched by any one at any time." Now let me just say, I have never been one to touch a stranger's pregnant belly. Of course, if I know and am close with the person, I will touch their pregnant belly all the time, and they may touch my pregnant belly also. But, I guess my question is, what gives strangers the right to touch your belly just because you're pregnant? After the incident, I walked straight out of Belk without even stopping at the MAC counter (and that's a major feat, by the way). I guess I can now look forward to five more months of belly-grabbing?? Wonderful.

Anyway, the incident was long forgotten once I got to Grit's and met up with my girlfriends. Here's a picture of our lovely evening:

So, I found out some exciting news this week! Looks like, Adam and I, along with his huge family, are taking a Christmas trip to Colorado. So excited!! Adam and his brothers are big "skiers," and always took regular ski vacations growing up. I actually went skiing for the first time with Adam and his family 3 1/2 years ago. Here's a pic to prove it:

The first ski-trip we went to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. This trip will be Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Here is a picture of where we'll be staying. I couldn't be more happy about getting out of town. It's time for a vacay! And although my clumsy ass won't be flying down the green slopes with my eyes closed this time, I will promise to look extra cute in a ski outfit, while sipping hot cocoa and checking out the beautiful scenery and hot ski-instructors that just graduated college, but aren't ready for the "real world" AKA "real job" yet. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to me!

Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Longest day EVER!

“It’s been a long time, since I left you, without a dope beat to step to”………Terrible, I know. Trying to use a little bit of Timbaland to cover up for the fact that I am SLACK! Work and no play makes Hayley a dull girl. Dull girl equals boring blog. Sorry! Let’s catch up, shall we???

Emmy’s?? Thoughts?? Personally, I thought the Emmy’s were horrible this year. Let me start by saying that I do love Neil Patrick Harris. I have loved him ever since the old Doogie Howser glory days. However, I was left hanging in the air after all of his jokes. I don’t know if the jokes were scripted, or planned, or whatever, but they were not funny. Frankly, I felt a little bit embarrassed for him. Nothing against Neil P, though! I find him hilarious on “How I Met Your Mother.” Maybe it just was not his night. Speaking of, was it anybody’s night if you weren’t Tina Fey, Jon Hamm, 30 Rock, and Mad Men?? Shocker, I know. Yes, I know these shows are “Exciting and Cutting-edge,” but do they have to win every year?? What about shows like “The Office,” “House,” and “Brothers and Sisters?” Why do these shows (or these people) never get awarded??

As far as who was wearing what, the only person I found interesting was Alyson Hannigan because of the fact that her body was rockin’ and she just had a baby six months ago. Her secret? Breastfeeding. Yep, I’m totally breastfeeding. I want a bangin’ body after baby, too! I’m just to the point where I don’t want to watch the Emmy’s telecast any more. Unless Robert Pattinson AKA Boyfriend is making an appearance I am no longer interested!

I’m sure I will totally be watching it this time next year, but I just had to vent.

In other news, I have officially gone to maternity clothes.....eeeeekkk! It's funny that I have not gained any weight (according to the rather large scale at my doc's office), but my stomach is actually growing because of baby. I am sad to say that my Express Jeans that actually made me look like I have an ass will be hanging in the closet for at least another 6-7 months. I am officially in the spandex over belly world, and I'm not gonna lie- it's comfy! While I am comfortable, I am feeling a bit frumpy so I've been trying to up the ante on my accessories. Any ideas?? I'm such an earrings girl, and I always feel like a good pair of chandeliers really can make the outfit. Since it is too hot for boots, and I can't wear my Steve Madden sandals another day without getting a pedicure, I purchased these at DSW today. I love them! If I can't look sassy, my feet can!

I've gotta go now, friends. My frozen Totino's pizza is ready. YUM!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Bravo and heartbeats- GREAT mix

Since I have become quite the couch potato in the last few months, my television time has increased by like, hmmmmm.......2-3 extra hours a day. It's too much, I know, but when you're gag reflex is at constant peak, and the only thing that settles your stomach is lying around watching old episodes of The O.C., the TV is a nice distraction. With all of this being said, I feel like my new part-time job as a television critic has opened my eyes to such shows as: Project Runway, Flipping Out, and The Rachel Zoe Project. Now, I know what you're thinking right now:

(1) "Project Runway is like, the best show ever- why in the world is this girl just finding out about this little gem?? Maybe she's not as in-the-know as she likes to think she is!"

Yes, you're right. I am ashamed of the fact that I have not been following "The Project" like all of my other fabulous friends. I am working to rectify this mistake. I will say that with it coming on at 10:00 pm on Thursday nights ON Lifetime (yes, I do know this show is not on Bravo anymore- I'm catching on) it does not mesh well with my 9:30 bedtime these days, but hey, that's what DVR is for. So far I am loving Mitchell (from Savannah, of course) Shirin, and sometimes Althea. This little pot of gold is now a standard in the Mosely household, and I am proud to finally say it!

Now, moving on to Bravo. Ahhhhhh......Bravo. It is just me or does this television channel keep on popping out the most addictive reality television ever??!! OMG- the obsession started with The Real Housewives, and now: Rachel Zoe, Jeff Lewis??!! Cannot get enough! The Rachel Zoe Project was a television staple last year when it first premiered on Bravo. I have liked Rachel Zoe ever since I purchased her book: Style A To Zoe a couple of years ago. I am a fan of her work, and even though her collar-bones scare me just a bit, her fashion is, in her own words, "gorge." I think her assistant Taylor either is, or comes across as an ungrateful and spoiled person, but I do love her other assistant Brad. Can't wait until Tuesday when Brad goes to the Oscar's with "Annie," (better known as the wonderful Anne Hathaway). I'm hooked!

My final new obsession is Flipping Out with Jeff Lewis. I accidentally stumbled upon this show around a week ago while waiting on The Real Housewives of Atlanta to come on, and I am SO glad I did. Jeff Lewis and company basically purchase houses and "flip" them. This year has been a little bit different in that he is not so much working as his own boss, but working for other people because of the downturn in the economy. He is a handsome (kind've resembles John Mayer), hilarious, gay man that takes no bull and tells it like it is. He can be mean at times, but you can't help but laugh out loud because he's so dead-on with everything that he says. This is the kind of guy that instills rules such as: No "number 2" can ever happen at his house unless it's him, and has a: regular assistant, house assistant, and maid. I promise if you watch it you will love it!

So, Thursday I went for my third doctor's check-up with the ever-growing Baby Mosely. After much anticipation I finally got to hear my baby's heartbeat. Oh my God- the most amazing thing ever! As soon as the nurse placed the little microphone on my belly I heard this good, strong heartbeat just beating away. I can't even describe how wonderful that feeling was. Then I heard all of these "whooshing" noises. I asked the nurse what that was, and she said that was the baby moving around. Oh my gosh! I said to the nurse, "the baby's moving around already?" She said the baby moves around all day long, but since he/she is still so little I can't feel anything yet. Hearing that heartbeat and all of the movement made everything seem so much more real to me. There's a little person growing in my belly- that's so crazy and amazing! I didn't get another sonogram, but once I have some more pictures I promise to post them. So exciting!!

Now off to start working on my newly purchased baby book. Hope everyone has a wonderful Labor Day!!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Hello!! Are you still there????

Ummm......hi! My name is Hayley. I have this blog called "Laughing Lolly." Ever hear of it??

Yeah. I've been pretty slack. That's all I can say. Let's make a resolution, shall we? Here's to:
more blogs, and no more lengthy disappearances. My readers deserve better! So here goes.......

I think last time I updated I had just gone for my 8 week doctor's appointment and saw the peanut (well, he/she definitely looked more like a green bean than a peanut), saw the heartbeat, and was thinking that the nausea was winding down. Yeah right. Nausea never dies, and neither does the urge to pass out asleep every time I sit down for longer than fifteen minutes. I am officially 11 weeks and ready for first trimester to be over! I have always been under the impression that first trimester only lasts 12 weeks. Nope. This lovely period of time lasts 13 weeks and I am hoping that I can make it pass that finish line without losing my cookies at my trash can at work. Still no puking (thank God), but the nausea at times makes me want to. Also, I've realized that I can no longer function on just 7-8 hours rest. I need say, 9-10 hours these days. Last night I was exhausted: I had gone back to G-town Friday night for dinner with my girlfriends, and just planned on spending the night at my mom's house since we were throwing a baby shower for my cousin Saturday morning. I was at her house by 10:00 Friday night, and in the bed by 10:30. Slept until 8:30 Saturday morning, and got up to prepare for the shower. Shower lasted until 2:00 pm, I snuggled up on the couch with my mom's Cockapoo "Nick-Nick," and laid around for a couple of hours before I headed back home to Macon. Cut to 9:30 Saturday night, I'm laying on the couch watching the Will Smith movie "The Pursuit of Happyness" (totally bawled my eyes out through that one, by the way) and finally get in the bed by 10:30. Friends, I slept until 9:00 this morning and still have taken 2 naps today! Adam and I went to Lowe's to pick out new curtains for our windows today, and I seriously could have cared less whether we went with the "Cherry" or "Milton" shades. All I wanted was a Sonic Strawberry Slushy and our couch. We were supposed to head to Express to pick out a couple of new pairs of jeans for Adam (yes, my husband is a jeans snob- he only likes to wear Express, makes his butt look good- hehe), but this prego could not handle another trip. I know I'm high maintenance right now. I promise to tone it down soon. I am hoping to regain some energy in the next couple of weeks. Other than the nausea and sleepiness, everything has been great. We are so in love with Baby Mosely, and cannot wait to find out what we're having. I'm starting to show a little's a couple of pics:

Here I am with my cousin and my sister. Only 5 weeks in this picture, so not really showing then.

Me and my cousin at her baby shower yesterday. Rubbing bellies. :) 11 weeks & definitely starting to show! I'm going to be huge by March.......

Other than going baby crazy, I have not been up to too much. We got through fall orientation at work a couple of weeks ago, and I am SO happy that it's over with! Besides the arrival of baby, the other huge highlight I have to look forward to is my dad coming home for his 2-week leave in early December. I have not seen him since the end of May, and absolutely cannot wait. He sent this email to my mom (which she forwarded to my sister and I), and I literally cannot stop crying. He and all of the other soldiers amaze me with their bravery every day. God bless them all for fighting for us and our daily freedom! We never hear about the good things that these brave soldiers are doing from the media. Here's something we should be proud of:

"Went with the Scouts on an HA (Humanitarian Assistance) mission. We went to a village and parked next to the school. Every age of male was there, but the only girls were young ones. Their wives weren't allowed to be there. We linked up with an Afghan Police Chief and his men and met with the village elder and school teacher to give out rice, flour, beans, blankets, school supplies, tools, etc. They went crazy for the stuff and it was fun to watch them distribute it. A couple times, I thought they might fight about it. As I watched, I thought that every kid from the States, (and adult for that matter) should see the conditions these folks live in. It would make them realize they have nothing to complain about and they should count their blessings to be living in America. I saw one kid whose foot was so badly deformed that the top of his foot was actually what was on the ground when he walked. It was rolled up under his ankle. Another kid whose face was so swollen, his right eye was closed. Had the medic check him out and it seemed like maybe someone had just knocked the crap out of him. He's in 1 or 2 of the pics I'm sending. Anyway, all these kids were glad to see us and ran around just happy as can be. No complaints out of them. It was a satisfying mission. Hopefully the Taliban won't come in there and take their new stuff and kill them for accepting it from us. We know there are Taliban in the area and they're always trying to intimidate folks. Take a look at the pics."

My dad & the little Afghan children. Precious.

Love this photo.

I love you, dad, and I am SO proud of you!

That's it for now. I promise to update this, I SWEAR I will update this week. Rut-roh. Looks like LL might be back in action........

Have a great Monday, friends!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Updates & Tidbits

Okay, so I really can't apologize anymore for the lack of blogging. The last couple of long disappearances I blamed on nausea, and rightfully so. The past week of inactivity is due, to well, laziness. Although the nausea is still hanging around, it's not dragging me down anymore- thank God! Now on to the updates.......

Went to the doc again last week for my second ultrasound. Friends, let me tell you: Sitting in your gyno's waiting room is not any less intimidating just because you go ALL THE TIME when you're preggers. You still have the same yucky feeling in the pit of your stomach, except this time you're growing a little person. Luckily, the hubster was able to get off work, and hold my hand as I anxiously awaited my second (uhhh.......vaginal) ultrasound. When we finally got called back and I was in proper position, my doc turned the lights off, and lo and behold, there was my little peanut just a chilling in my uterus. Oh my goodness- SO amazing. The doc told me to hold my breath and when I did, I saw a fast, little heartbeat. SO, SO amazing. Adam cried; I laughed. We now have baby Mosely on display on our fridge. Every time I walk past that picture I smile. I am already so madly in love with this baby. I go back September 3rd for my 12 week check-up. This ultrasound will not be of the vaginal kind (thank God) and I will get to hear the heartbeat. Yay! I am officially 8 weeks and feeling pretty good. Here's to no more nausea!!

In other news, this weekend has been great. Adam and I did nothing but hang out and it was perfect. Yesterday, my mom, sis, and her boyfriend were in town doing some car-shopping, and my mom decided to pop by and spend the afternoon with me. We sat there and caught up for a couple of hours. After that I headed over to Kohl's to see what was left over after their big sale that I totally missed out on. Since everything seems to be a little too tight these days, I am bound and determined to wear dresses until I make the Bella Band purchase. So, I purchased two dresses (for work and play), a cute sweater for fall, a new pair of sunglasses, and a new bra (the girls have, ahem, gotten a bit larger over the past few weeks). I decided to head over to maternity for a little looksie' and was a bit disappointed. The maternity section wasn't but just a few racks in the corner of the store, and the clothes were well, so-so. Yeah, I know I'm having a spring baby and most of the prego clothes I will be sporting aren't even on display yet, but I have to say I was a little disappointed. After sifting through some semi-cute preg shorts and tops I was done. It probably didn't help that I had to listen to another pregnant girl complain to her mom that "I am just so tiny, with this huge bump, and I just has this gut, but really, I'm such a tiny person" I was literally about to vomit. The girl was eyeing me up and down the whole time I was over there, too. I was thinking "Yep, biatch- I'm pregnant too, and guess what?? I'm not complaining!" Oh well. I guess if I had that huge of a "gut" I'd be pissed too. My advice: pregnancy is a wonderful and amazing thing- suck it up....gut and all. Hehe.

Off to make a PB&J and wait for Madea's Family Reunion to come on TBS. Love that Madea. And a PB&J. Exciting night- whoop whoop!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Back to the land of the living.......for today at least.

Happy Friday, everyone! This has been a LONG week and I am so grateful that the weekend is finally here! Woop woop. I feel bad about the lack of blogging lately, but this has been a tough week in prego land. Lemme' just say, I'm not complaining. I feel SO very lucky to have this little peanut growing inside of me, and he (or she) can take whatever they need from me to get healthy and grow. With that being said, I am nauseous as hell most of the time and (almost) everything grosses me out. Smells are bad, too. I will not name a list of things that gross me out because:
  • (a) It would be too long of a list, and
  • (b) I might puke
Soooo, that's pretty much how I have been feeling. However, my love for:
  • Cheese Krystal's
  • Wendy's Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger's
  • French Fries
  • DQ's Butterfinger Blizzard's
  • KFC's mac and cheese and biscuits
  • Chips and Guac from El Sombrero
  • And of course, Chick-Fil- A's chicken sandwich
has stayed rightfully intact. No, I probably will not lose weight from lack of eating hardly anything, but gain it because the only things I want are listed above. Rut-roh. Might have to start on an exercise plan soon.......I'm just sayin'.

This weekend should be fun. One of my bestest friends turns 27 (Happy Birthday, Katie Anne!) and I am making a trip up to good ole' G-town for the birthday celebration tonight. After that, I am spending the night with my mom and we have a day planned of shopping and more shopping Saturday. Yay!!

Hopefully, this "nauseousness" will pass soon. In the meantime, where is my Zofran??