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!