Thursday, December 30, 2010

time goes too fast when you wish it would slow down

Evelyn is 12 days old and Mike's r&r is almost over. I wish I could hold onto him forever but I know I have to give him back soon. i'm getting used to Evelyn eating all the time and being on her schedule.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

this week

can hurry up! I want my husband here already, oh and I want this baby out soon.

Friday, December 3, 2010

come on baby girl

Come on baby girl, it would be really nice if you would make your appearance soon. All signs point to she's coming soon and yet it feels like she's being so very stubborn.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

dr appointment

It went ok but she wasn't my regular dr so it kinda sucked. my fundal height is measuring the same so baby girl isn't getting bigger just being a bigger pain in the butt. Only a few weeks until mike is home for r&r. On the bright side, I got all of the clothes organised and put away by size. yay! I don't need baby clothes for a few months at least.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


I feel fat and have 2 weeks until my due date. gah, why do I feel so fat though?

Monday, November 29, 2010

38 weeks tomorrow

Big Baby Belly!
It's crazy that I only have 15 days to go until my due date. When I first got pregnant, people kept saying it goes by faster that you know, I didn't believe now and now here I am with only two weeks to go. I am so grateful that time has gone by as fast as it has, especially with this deployment. Soon I will have my baby girl and my hubby here. I am so excited for everything December will bring. I will be so glad when I can roll over in the morning and have Mike right there next to me and baby Evelyn there in her bassinet. I'm going to be so happy when I don't have a baby crushing my pelvis though.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

37 weeks!

21 days until my due date! I am so excited that it's so close. Whenever baby Evelyn is ready, i'm ready. I got to talk to Mike without the phone crapping out. Life is good!

<-------------------37 weeks from the front

Sunday, November 21, 2010

gah I'm in such a funk!

all I want is Mike home... NOW! I am so tired of broken up crappy phone calls where he can't hear me, and always keeping my phone on me for fear of I'll miss his call or IM's. I just want to be able to talk to him again face to face. It would be so good to just be able to roll over and have him there. What i wouldn't give to just be able to have him here. I know r&r is so close, but today, I just want him back. Stupid pregnancy hormones!
Only 23 days until my due date. Any time now baby evelyn could be here.

Friday, November 19, 2010

36 w 3d

I have been sleeping worse and worse. My hips and back hurt and I am so ready not to be pregnant and to meet baby Evelyn. Oh goodness, I am always tired and I'm hungry so much of the time. Yesterday was a big errand day. I'm mailing out Christmas cards later on. I think poor Evelyn is getting all kinds of cramped in there because her movements aren't as big these days.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

36 week appointment

I had my 36 week appointment. I gained 4lbs. My blood pressure was normal. I got my group b strep done. I filled out all my forms for labor and delivery. I got to tour labor and delivery and the mother baby unit. The rooms are actually really nice. I'm kinda nervous about giving birth, but I'll get through it. I can't believe how real it all is.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

got my hair cut

I love it! it's so soft and gorgeous. I am so happy I can drive to do things on my own now.My first real adventure off post on my own.

Friday, November 12, 2010


After I woke up this morning, I tried to eat breakfast and I ended up puking everywhere. I'm so close, yet so far from having her here. 32 days or so. I am just so tired of being pregnant, but It'll be worth it when I meet the baby girl.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

whooo OOOOOO

I passed my drive test! yay! ok, that's all.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

whoot! 5 weeks to go

So close yet so far from being done. I'm excited to get to meet her in a few weeks, but the bigger she gets,the more uncomfortable it is to have her rolling around. I'm glad she's active though. I really cannot wait to meet baby Evelyn.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Is civility dead?

Very interesting on the today show today. What happened to please and thank you? I've often wondered this. When did we become so busy as a society that we couldn't say hello or please and thank you? They say manners start with their parents. It really makes me think about how we are going to raise baby Evelyn. I don't want her to ever forget that life isn't just handed to you and to be thankful for everything. I am thankful for every day I get and everything in my life that makes me who I am.

Monday, November 1, 2010

dear random people

oh and dear random people, please stop commenting on my coffee consumption and blaming my kid's hyper activity on it. I only drink the allowed amount and only in the morning so bug off! She's most hyper during the day, not in the morning, so keep your comments to yourself. She's my kid!

pictures from last night

Clearly, I am huge! The other 3 are from last night.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

sadly i can't run anymore

Because baby long legs is getting so big, I can't run without my bladder hurting. Kinda sad when I can't walk for 15 minutes without having to head home to pee. I swear all I ever do anymore is live in the bathroom. Evelyn is just as active as always. Not too much longer and I'll meet this kiddo.

Friday, October 29, 2010

dr appointment

Doctor's appointment went well. I've gained 2lbs since my last one which cpt williams seems to think is good. not too much longer to go. Next time, I get tested for beta strep and fill out pre-admittance forms for labor and delivery. whoo we're getting closer and closer. She put the doppler on my tummy and Evelyn was kicking it. ahaha I love my kid!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

oh pregnancy

haha I was a mess for a little while earlier. Pregnancy will make you a little crazy sometimes. Thankfully, mike called back later on and the phone actually worked. it's so good to hear from him. I love him so much. 7 weeks to go. it's so hard to believe it's that close! I am so thankful for the husband I have. I got hawaiian food with my neighbor earlier and went to the Halloween store.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

baby belly?

She must be getting big.


So after fighting with my mom over the phone for a while yesterday and us both saying we felt like neither one was listening, I finally feel like things are more settled. Originally she had wanted to stay for a week, and I had only wanted to see my family for 3 or 4 days at most. so, now we agreed that i'd spend the few days around christmas with my family and then get to spend the rest of Mike's r&r with just him and Evelyn. I feel like at least everyone will be more content with things and I won't want to strangle everyone. My grandma and grandpa may be coming out too so i guess we'll have to see.

On a different note, tomorrow I am getting maternity pictures done. I think that'll be a lot of fun. :)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Evey had hiccups last night

needless to say, i was entertained.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

whoo in week 32

I woke up and there was another post from Mike about how much he loves me and how he can hardly wait to be back at home cuddling with me and just talking. It is reassuring to know that even halfway around the world, he is thinking of me and thinking of baby Evelyn. I love him so much and I couldn't be happier being married to him. I went to the gym this morning with my neighbor. Sometimes its still hard for me to recognize that I am 8 months pregnant and that i need to look in the mirror and recognize that. I don't need to dissect my body and think about how much i need to lose or how overweight I am because that really doesn't get me anywhere. I haven't gained anything being pregnant so I need to recognize that old body images die hard. I have been active throughout my pregnancy so I just need to find a way to focus on how good I feel and how active she is. It'll only be a few months and my little princes will be here and Mike will be home on r&r. I am definitely thankful for everything in my life right now.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

good morning

at left, deployment day

Us at a friend's wedding over the summer
I woke up to pee and was greeted with this on Facebook

hey baby i love you so much i think of you everyday sometimes more than that you are the best thing that has ever happened in my life and i cant wait until we have another person in our family evelyn. if i ever thought i would be this lucky three years ago i would have someone was lying to me. stephanie you are my one and nobody else's.

It's moments like that that I remember just how much I love my husband. I am so glad that we stuck it out through everything. It makes me so happy to see how excited he is to welcome Evelyn into this world. I feel so lucky to have the life I do even though he's halfway around the world.


Now onto baby, Baby girl is still just as bouncy. I've been eating really well still since I don't think my body can handle much junk right now. I've been walking Benn a lot still. Keeping moving a lot. I've been feeling pretty darn good these days except running out of breath and the fact the rolling out of bed to use the bathroom is getting harder and harder.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

already Tuesday or only Tuesday depending on how I look at it

It's already Tuesday. It's hard to believe but in a way, I am so glad time is going by so quickly. I've been trying so hard to stay occupied in any way I can. I did pre-natal yoga earlier. It was relaxing except that one of my dogs is driving me nuts! I took Benn for a nice long walk earlier. If I don't walk benn he gets restless. I've been trying to keep as active as being pregnant will allow. Baby Ev is moving up a storm like she always does. I'm so ready for December to be here. 9 weeks and hopefully i'll meet the little lady.
At left is me over the weekend. It surprized me how round I have gotten.

Monday, October 11, 2010

It's been a good long while

It's been way too long since I've written. Last monday, i had a 3 hour glucose test which did not go well. Evelyn kicked it out and after she made me puke it out, I started to feel really woozy. I went to the OB clinic and they told me since I couldn't handle the glucose drink, I would have to come back tuesday and wednesday and do a post perennial blood draw meaning I would have to come to the lab in the morning after not having eaten for 12 hours, get blood taken, eat a good breakfast and then get my blood drawn two hours later. It wasn't so bad except for the fact that now both arms are a little bruised at the draw sites. I have about 9 weeks to go until my due date and I am so ready to not go to the bathroom 20x a day and to be able to breathe normally. She's been kicking around a lot in there which makes me happy. I really hope she's next few weeks fly by. I'm missing mike and I wish he would call or IM me today, but i can't will the phone to ring.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

So exausted

I have not been sleeping well at all lately: Between the deployment and trying to get comfortable because of being pregnant. It really is not awesome. I think it may be a good day for a nap later. The bathroom is clean, but i need to tidy up around the house. I'm sure I will soon. I think in order to get my butt in gear, i'll have to make a list and focus. I'm really lucky in that I've gotten to talk to Mike a lot lately. I'm not complaining. It's kind of hard to believe that its been almost two weeks. Time is slipping away thankfully. only about 17 weeks until my due date. I hope Evelyn comes relatively on time. I can't wait until it's me, mike and Evelyn. I have photos scheduled for late December after she's born! I can hardly wait for everything. She's going to be so beautiful. I've been keeping really active and walking a lot. Last night, she wedged herself into my side and wouldn't move when I was going on a hike. What a little stinker.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Over a week down in this deployment

I got two boxes sent out to Mike today. $25 isn't all that bad. Evelyn has been super active lately, moving around a ton. I can't wait until December to meet our little girl. The money situation isn't too bad off these days. I'm pretty good at creatively budgeting. I miss Mike but it's not unbearable. I got to talk to him a few days ago. Hopefully communication will get better, but as long as he's safe, it's all good. I've decided i'm going to end up doing the bulk of the baby shopping in October/November. Mike says buy whatever I want/need for Evey.

Monday, August 2, 2010

20 weeks today

on the left, the arrow pointing to the lack of penis. the fist pump on the right.
Had my 20 week ultrasound today. Baby is stubborn. kept moving and moving around some more. Everything measured great! For most of it, baby was facing the wrong way and teasing us, but finally little Evelyn proved to be a girl. A stubborn little girl. she kept swimming away from the ultrasound tech.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

11w 1d

All and all, feeling tired but for the most part, the all day sickness has pretty much gone away. My skin is pretty much freaking out though. :( I'm sure at some point, my skin will get better. we saw the baby on ultra-sound on Friday and he or she was dancing around and doing headstands. already a hyper baby. It was so cool to see the baby moving around so much. About 2 1/2 weeks until we leave for Washington to see the family. That's gonna be a whirlwind.

Monday, May 10, 2010

8w 6d in

I am always so tired and so nauseous. I don't have much motivation to do much, but i'm sure things will get better. 6 1/2 weeks until we head back to Washington for block leave. I really hope I feel better before the road trip.

Saturday, April 10, 2010


Mike has been gone for a few days and i really just want him home already. I'm definitely missing him.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

fort Polk

He's going to fort Polk in a few hours. He'll be gone for 3 1/2 weeks ish. He finally went to jpso today and turned in the papers from when we moved here in January. All I can say about that is finally! It won't be so bad. I made it through Basic and AIT and living in a different state. I can definitely make it through these next few weeks.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

as of now.

we went to the FRG meeting last night. It covered what was going to happen in the next few months and the schedule for things. He's supposed to leave next Tuesday or Wednesday for JRTC and then he should be back at the end of the month. June to July we're going home to Washington. At least that's the plan for now.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

I don't mean to come off as a b*****

He called me and said that he had duty to do and he would be let off at 4:00pm. He comes home and I kiss him and he straight up tastes like smoke. I asked him if he'd be smoking and he said he was just in one of his friend's rooms. He then, a few minutes later admits that he and his buddy were smoking and he really got off at 3:00pm. it's times like these, I wish he was at jrtc already.

things I want to get done before august

Get my license
get benn's shots and get him neutered
that's about it for now

Sunday, March 21, 2010


We went to garden of the gods with the dogs. Benn loved it! He had so much fun exploring the outdoors.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

4 1/2 months left :(

We went to a meeting a few nights ago about how to reach "our soldiers" in case there is an emergency during JROTC. They'll be gone all of april. That means he'll miss our anniversary and he'll be spending his birthday in the woods with a whole bunch of dudes. Going to that meeting just means it's all real and he really is leaving in a few months. :(
There is so much to figure out and so much to do.

On the bright side, we are trying to go home in june/july to see our family.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

I love my boys

Mike is watching we were soldiers with Benn. I think it's gonna be a good weekend.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

happy birthday to me

Mike called this morning to wish me a happy birthday. It was really good to hear from him, especially since I hadn't talked to him since Sunday. I baked chocolate cherry cake and I had enough batter left over to make cupcakes. I've gotta say, it's like heaven in a cupcake. I had a really tough time after dinner. It hit me hard that I wouldn't see him this year for my birthday and nor would he be here for my next birthday. I know we will celebrate when he gets home next Thursday and I should just toughen up, but no one ever said it would be easy. It freaking sucks! I just want my husband. I just want to be in the same place with him longer than a few weeks at a time. I know someday we'll get that honeymoon. I know someday things will get just a little bit easier.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Less than 4 days until my birthday.

On the 28th, I'll be 21! whoot whoot I'll be legal at last. Mike left this morning for the field. He will be back on the 4th. It freaking sucks that I didn't get to spend Christmas this year with him this year, nor new years and I won't be spending my birthday with him, or our anniversary or his birthday this year because he'l' be in the field and Next year, he'll be deployed. Grrrrr. guess i'm done complaining. It's the army life so i'm just gonna suck it up.

Tonight i was over at the neighbor's house and we heard an explosion. The fire department and the MP's came rushing over. we (Michelle and I) thought a gas line exploded. Turns out, our of the drunkies who were over on Friday night had put a can of air in the freaking broiler. What stupid guys.