Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Diamonds or pearls? Not much of a jewelry person, but I guess pearls
What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Slumdog Millionaire
What is your favorite TV show? Runway Moms
What do you usually have for breakfast? Honey Nut Cheerios
What is your middle name? Leigh (before I got married)
What food do you dislike? Seafood and eggs
What is your favorite CD at moment? Ray Lamontagne
What kind of car do you drive? Toyota Camry
Favorite sandwich? Turkey
What characteristic do you despise? Cussing, I do it and I am trying to stop!
Favorite item of clothing? Dresses
If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? Ireland
Favorite brand of clothing? JCrew
Where would you retire to? A Lake House in the Mountains
What was your most memorable birthday? My 16th. I received 75 gorgeous red roses and got my license!
Favorite sport to watch? Football
Furthest place you are sending this? Virginia or Missouri
Person you expect to send it back first? Chrysti, if her screen wasn't upside down
When is your birthday? June 26th
Are you a morning person or a night person? Morning, but not when I am pregnant
What is your shoe size? 7.5
Pets? Sadly, none right now. My 16 year old cat, Hissy, died on Sunday :(
Any new and exciting news you 'd like to share with us? I got a job with a family this summer...I can't wait to get out of this house!
What did you want to be when you were little? A Designer. I was always rearranging my room!
How are you today? Refreshed...took a long walk outside in the Gorgeous weather and washed the cars!
What is your favorite candy? Twix bars
What is your favorite flower? Tulips
What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to? SO many, June 21st for Jersey Boys at The Fox, September 6th for Our 1st Anniversary, and November 14th (give or take) for the arrival our our little one
What's your full name? Rebecca Byrne Phillips
What are you listening to right now? Zach talking to me on the phone
What was the last thing you ate? English muffin with peanut butter
If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Green
How is the weather right now? Perfect! Sunny with no humidity!
The first person you spoke to on the phone today? Zach
Favorite soft drink? don't drink them
Favorite restaurant? Dominic's
Real hair color? Brown, but people tell me kind of red. I don't see that.
What was your favorite toy as a child? People...I don't know what they were really called but I loved them
Summer or winter? Summer
Hugs or kisses? Kisses
Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate
Coffee or tea? Tea...only hot...no sweet tea please
Do you want your friends to email you back? Yes…..but post on blogs
When was the last time you cried? Yesterday watching a Baby Story...seriously need to get out of this house!
What is under your bed? nothing
What did you do last night? Made taco salads and watched The Biggest Loser
What are you afraid of? honestly...Our Government and the Economy right now.
Salty or sweet? both....Wendy's Frosty with French Fries...YUM!
How many keys on your key ring? 3
How many years at your current job? Unemployed
Favorite day of the week? Sunday
How many towns have you lived in? 5 (Lilburn, Snellville, Tuscaloosa, Smyrna, Gulf Shores)
Do you make friends easily? I would say yes
How many people will you send this to? Posting on blog
How many will respond? Maybe 3 or 4
Monday, April 27, 2009
The biggest change for me, that really changes every week, is my appetite. In the first couple weeks of finding out, I couldn't eat enough. I was starving ALL the time and I felt like I was eating for 10. That has definitely calmed now, but I still have a weird appetite. I now have to eat when Zach wakes up around 5:00...and I mean HAVE TO. Believe me...I just want to keep sleeping, but it is impossible with the hunger pains. Also now, I get full quicker and I can eat more in meals rather than constant snacking. Much more normal. I haven't really had any weird cravings or anything like that. Sometimes though, I get something in my head that sounds so so good and have to have it. Hot chocolate was something last week...with whip cream!
Changes in my body haven't been much. The biggest change for me has been in the girls. There are a lot of things I can't wear anymore because they are so constricting in the bust area...I can barely breathe! Otherwise, I haven't seen much change in my tummy other than it is hard as a rock. I can still wear all the same pants, but dresses have definitely become my favorite thing! I have only had a few nausea spells and headaches. Nothing really to complain about.
Sleeping has become more of an issue as of late. I don't know if it due to boredom or the baby. I have a really hard time sleeping at night between bathroom breaks...which is nothing new...but then I sleep until 10 or 11 which I hate. What a wasted day. I am looking forward to being much more busy this summer and much more active.
I have been exercising regularly, 4-5 times a week on the elliptical or walking around the neighborhood. On the scale at home, I don't think I have gained more than 5 pounds, which I am pretty happy about.
I get a weekly update on my email about the new things going on with the baby. This week, it is the size of a fig, over 1 1/2 inches long. The site says that the baby is moving a ton, is able to open and close it's hands, and is developing it's tooth buds under the gums. It all still amazes me!
I also have gone back to look at old posts on friends' blogs to see if I am going through the same things or not...just to compare. On Candace's, around this time she did a fun experiment to find out the sex of the baby with Draino, before she actually found out at her appointment. The test said she was going to have a girl..and she did. So, I might do it for fun..we will see.
I think that is all for now. Our next appointment is on May 6th. We are just going in to hear the heartbeat and get all the normal things done. Still exciting though :)
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Margaret has been battling cancer for the last couple years and is now resting with Our Lord. She passed away this morning.
Please, Please keep this wonderful family with you in this time of mourning.
Not only do I agree with Miss California, but I respect her for making that statement and standing up for her Faith. Too many people these days cower away from the Faith they believe in because of what other people will think or say. Watch this...this is the scary part:
It amazes me because...this man....obviously a gay man....supports our President and makes excuses for why it is okay for Our President to have the belief marriage is strictly between a Man and a Woman and that it is a sacred bond but hates this woman, Miss California, for voicing the same beliefs and says that she is not representing our country if she believes this way....HELLO! Then what are you saying about Our President....Shouldn't he be the most important Representation of Our Country....WOW! Once again...It amazes me!
But, this morning, Miss California stood by her response from the pageant after being told by numerous people she should have given a more "middle of the road" response if she wanted to win. She said sometimes it isn't only about winning, that it was more important for her to stand by her Faith. Amen!
Here is the clip from the Today Show:
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Friday night, all of our friends from College came into town and Kimberly and Cory had a cookout at their house. Since we all hadn't been together since Kimberly's big news was announced, we all decided to show our excitement for them and have a small diapes and wipes party. You can never have too many! It was so nice spending time with everyone....just like the old days :) This needs to happen more often ladies!
Saturday, Zach, Cory and Rickey installed the new air conditioner at Cory's house and the ladies went out. We went to Joann's and picked out the fabrics for our diaper bags. Zelda makes 2 matching diaper bags for her new grandbabies....I can't wait to see how they turn out! Afterwards, we went and got much needed pedicures.....heavenly!
Saturday night, we met up with everyone again for dinner at Rathbun's in Inman Park. They have an amazing Red Velvet Cake....yummy! Once again, this does not happen often enough! I miss you all so much!
Monday, April 13, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
We arrived at Chrysti's Monday afternoon. The girls called every couple minutes as we got closer and closer asking if we were there yet. Shortly after arriving, we headed to swimming lessons. Julie did so great! After putting the kids to bed, we played Quiddler. I love this card game. It is a game where you make words from the letters on the cards. Really fun! Unfortunately, exhaustion hit me pretty hard and I had to take 2 naps on Tuesday to recover from staying up so late the night before.Wednesday we visited Mt. Vernon, George Washington's home and grounds. I love this type of stuff. The tour of the house was so fun. It is amazing how everything was sooo different! The view from the house of the Potomac was gorgeous too (I of course forgot my camera). It was a little chilly and Chrysti and I were beyond exhausted....so after the tour of the house we went to the museum and let the girls play in the children's area and we just sat...it was nice. Needless to say, I went to bed really early that night.
Thursday, Chrysti and I went shopping for a couple dresses she needs for events in May. We first went to The Children's Place.....I cannot wait to shop for our baby! There are so many cute clothes! We found 2 adorable dresses for Chrysti, too! Thursday night, we celebrated Kayley and Ally's birthdays since we won't be able to come to their actual birthday party. Boy do they love opening gifts!
We got Ally Ladybug Pajamas and Beauty and the Beast Polly Pockets.
We got Kayley a Butterfly Bathing Suit and Coverup with flipflops!
Overall, it was a wonderful trip...but I am glad to be back home with my hubby :)
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Ones that I found and can't wait to buy!