Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

I never got around to getting Christmas cards out this year, boo!  Even though the reason is because I was too lazy to get it done, I'm going to say that I'm going green!!!  Head on over to my other website and consider yourself Merry Christmas'ed by the Lind's.

Love you all!

Click here for your Christmas card

Thursday, December 23, 2010


Jeff, Lily and I are currently in Indiana for the holiday season.  Whoop whoop!  Our 15 1/2 drive was pretty uneventful other than the fact that I got pretty slap happy and had a few giggle fits.  This is actually the first year that Jeff and I didn't get into ANY fights on the drive up!  That my friends is a record that may never stand again :-)

My hometown (for those of you that don't know) isn't very big.  Population of 3,844 to be exact.  We have a Wal-Mart (so that's pretty big city!) we're up to 3 stoplights, and it takes about 3 minutes to drive from one end of town to the next.  Jeff bet me that I would see at more than 15 people I know at Wal-Mart, and I'm already up to 9 and we've only been here for 2 days.  And in our house 2 days = 3 trips to Wal-Mart.  So I have a feeling that I may be losing this bet.

My sister Angie and her husband Randy came down last night.  Today we did a whole lot of nothing except eat at THE Mexican restaurant and go to Wal-Mart (of course).  At THE Mexican restaurant Jeff bought a little holiday cheer.  Pictured below for your viewing pleasure.

 Mario or decide :)

Happy Holidays y'all!!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

17 Weeks

I'm officially 17 weeks!  Time is sure flying by.

Our little baby was the size of a sweet pea when we found out (@6 weeks) and has grown to the size of an onion this week!  Sometimes I feel so ready for the baby to be here, and sometimes I get so overwhelmed thinking about all that we have to do before the baby gets here. But I think once we find out the gender and get started on the nursery I'll feel a whole lot more prepared :)

Today is all about getting ready for our big trip to Indiana tomorrow!  We'll leave at 5am and hopefully be pulling into Mom's house around 9pm.  It makes for a long day of driving, but it's so worth it to be able to take "our baby" Lily with us.  Can't wait to see everyone in Indiana!!!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

16 week visit

We had our 16 week visit today, although I'm almost 17 weeks YIPEE!!  Here is a little about baby this week.

Everything looked great at the doctor.  Heartbeat is at 145, we've already had our ultrascreen done (to test for Downs Syndrome) and the good news is according to that test I'm a 20 year old!!!  Mommy has lost a pound since last visit, but gained a tummy :-)  I've been having lots of headaches and trying not take any medicine, my doctor told me to drink a Coke when I have one, so we'll see if that kicks it!

Next visit is January 16th and it's the BIG one!!! Looking forward to being able to start on Baby Lind's room.  Only 5 more months to go, YIKES!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Maternity Clothes

So, I've held out for as long as possible wearing my regular pants with a Bella Band.  It's getting to the point where the buttons and the and the button holes are a good inch apart on my dress pants so I figure it's time to head to the maternity aisle.

I went to Target last week because they always have the cutest maternity stuff.  Yea right!  They only have the cutest maternity stuff when you're not pregnant and you pick up a cute top or dress and quickly put it back on the rack because it's Liz Lang.  I have to dress up for work, and on the weekends I always have on sweats, so what do I find it necessary to buy last week, my very first maternity purchase??  Jeans!  Of course!  Because I still have a few pairs of jeans that fit fine, I hardly ever wear them so why wouldn't I buy jeans?  (I hope my husband doesn't read this)  In my defense they are super cute, they look identical to my favorite pair of regular jeans AND I fit into a size 2, just ignore the fact that they are maternity, also ignore the fact that I said I FIT into them, I didn't buy the size 2 ;-)

I get my super cute new jeans home and try them on for my husband.  As I'm running around the house exclaiming how awesome my new jeans are I find myself pulling them up about every 2 seconds.  It's fine though, I'll grow into them right?  Wait!  What if I don't, then I'm going to constantly be pulling them up, then I won't wear them, then I wasted $30! (hey! it's Target, we're on a budget!) 

So I basically go back and forth on whether I should return them or keep them and I finally decide to keep them and I wear them out shopping on Sunday.  It's true, every 2 seconds I'm pulling them up, and it's really starting to annoy me, but I look so adorable!  I go to Motherhood Maternity, just to check things out, and also buy a velour track suit, because of course I need another one of those, because of course my regular sweats don't fit anymore (note: LOT'S of sarcasm here).  While I'm in the fitting room pulling back on my super adorable awesome jeans I notice a button on the inside with some elastic.  What's this?  Could it be, adjustable jeans?!?!  Of course it is!  I am the dumbest pregnant chick around!

Needless to say, my jeans fit great, I very happily left the store with my new velour track suit in hand and headed home to tell my husband the good news.  He, unlike me, didn't find it as amazing but whatever.

Do you know what else rocks out hard core?  To have a best friend who just had a baby this past summer STOCK you up with maternity clothes!  Honestly I don't need to buy a thing (I just want to, shhh, don't tell Jeff) Kayleigh you are AWESOME!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Things I've learned

since becoming pregnant....

1. When your Mom says "You won't show until 6 months!" don't believe her (see photo below)

2. Your belly is not the only thing to grow uncontrollably (see top of the photo below)

3. It's amazing how fast the bond between you and your baby grows, within minutes!

4. Being constantly tired like you've stayed out partying until 3am and got up at 6am is not fun, especially when there was no partying involved.

5. People don't want you to lift things more than 2 pounds, and I've got to say, I'm ok with this ;-)

6. Everyone has an opinion on what you should have done, what you should be doing, what you should do in the future.  Newsflash to everyone, just because it's your opinion doesn't make it right!

7. The shirts that you thought were so big that they would for sure last your whole entire pregnancy even though they are regular shirts somehow must have shrunk in the dryer or something

8.  Dogs get more cuddly :-)

9. You miss your family more :-(

10. The top questions you get from people are:
1) When are you due?
2) Are you going to find out the sex?
3) Have you thought of names yet?

The next 5 months are going to FLY by!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Twins..don't get too excited

 All I can say is I'm glad I'm not having twins!