Thursday, November 24, 2011

In Thanksgiving.....

A lot of my friends wrote what they were thankful for everyday this month as status messages on Facebook. I didn't participate because I just don't care to update my status that often. Despite that I have a lot to be thankful for today and everyday, so I figured why not write some things I am thankful for in a blog.

1. My husband, Avery. He never fails to take care of me in whatever way I need. I am so grateful for such a good man. (Plus, he joined Facebook which is something I never thought I'd see him do.)

2. My family....I am very lucky to have such good people related to me through blood & marriage.

3. My friends. All of them are amazing, from the ones who live far away to the ones here in Hawaii.

4. Pregnancy. I am incredibly fortunate to be pregnant and despite the difficulties that have presented themselves with it, I never forget the people who helped make this possible.

5. Going along with number 4: God, our entire prayer team, the support group & the infertility specialists who worked with us. (Our infertility journey was relatively short compared to many others and I credit that on these people.)

6. My ob/gyn. I switched to Tricare Standard to work with him and he really has been the best doctor for me. I have complete confidence in his care.

7. The United States Navy. While hard to deal with sometimes....the Navy provides my husband with a job & both of us with benefits. Hard to beat that.

8. Furry faces...aka the kitties and doggie. They kind of rock. :-)

9. Food to eat. It sounds cliche' I realize, but I am thankful we do not go hungry when so many in this country do.

10. Nearly being done with my degree. I can apply for graduation and if all goes well with our baby boy, I will finally have a college degree in May or June.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you have a good one.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


I saw this on another blog and figured it'd be fun to fill out.

What if I were to get pregnant?
LinkSeeing as I am currently pregnant, this question doesn't really apply. However, if I weren't pregnant and I were to get pregnant, I'd probably be happy.

What if I could have any job in the world?
Good question, my degree that I am thisclose to finishing is in public health. That allows me an array of options. I'd like to work somewhere in the health care setting. Not a very clear answer, but it's all I have right now.

What if I had a day to myself?
Spa day (but only if my Mom could join, because alone at the spa is boring to me!)

What if I could get married all over again?
I'd have the wedding in a more central location so more of our friends and family could've been there.

What if I could live anywhere in the U.S.?
St. Louis to be near my Mom or Chicago, which was my home for many years.

What, if I were to have more children?
That'd be great.

What if I could have any talent in the world?
Hmm...not sure.

What if you met me in real life?
Hopefully you'd like me. :-)

What if I went back to school?
I'd finish my nursing degree.

What if money weren't an object?
I'd pay off my student loans and buy a house.
And donate money to all the charities I want to donate to, but never can afford to donate to.

What if I could meet one celebrity?
Again...not sure.

What if I could only shop at one store for the rest of my life?
I'm going to say the Navy Exchange, because that still would give me lots of options. ;-)

What if I could choose an animal/pet?
No more pets for us at this time. However, if we ever have a new pet: I'd love a golden retriever as smart as my Mom's dog the Famous Flying Franny.

What if I could go on a trip right now?
I'd go home to Mom.
Okay, since that's obvious...I'll say my 2nd option would be Kauai.

What if I had to choose between a house cleaner and a professional chef?

What if I had the option to get plastic surgery?
I'd get lasik. I don't think there's anything else I'd want done at this point in life.

Friday, November 4, 2011

What's New?

I haven't blogged in a few weeks again. Mainly because Avery was home and I was busy with school. it happens in the submarine world, Avery went back out to sea. Not to worry, it's a short one, he'll be back soon.

Our lives in brief:

1. Pregnancy is going well. Our son looks great. I am into the 3rd trimester and getting excited to meet my little guy. We have our maternity tour a week from today.

2. Hormonal overload is in full swing. I've never felt so out of balance as I have lately. I am depressed one minute and happy the next. All I want to see is Avery when he's not here, but when he is here he's driving me up the wall. I am lonely and depressed.....I am told this is prenatal depression, which feels ridiculous to have since I am so lucky to be pregnant after all the hardship we went through.

3. Avery has a re-enlistment date and it is very soon (I honestly can't remember the exact date). He'll soon be committing to serve his country for another 3 years.

4. Shore Duty: Yes, we know where we are most likely going. (No, I am still not posting on the blog where we're going.) We just don't have a clear date of when we're going there. He was told that we would leave in March, but given no date.

The dog is on the bed....where he's not supposed to be. Better go deal with that.....ta ta my friends.....