Monday, November 29, 2010

Texas Renaissance Festival!

Oh wow, this was quite an "interesting" event. First off, a piece of advice. DO NOT go on the last weekend and not expect horrendous traffic. It was terrible. We fought an additional 90 minutes of traffic, which left us with only 2 hours to play since we had to get back to Houston to watch the big OSU/OU game.

Back to the festival, it was really fun. It seemed like the boys had a good time and were quite captivated at how much effort people put into this. Having been once before and growing up as a self-proclaimed geek, I felt under-dressed in regular human clothes and wished I could have found those elf ears I saw others sporting. Heather and I got our faces painted, which brightened my mood. The food was good, with lot's of options. The crowds were manageable and the beer was OVERFLOWING.

My favorite part was spotting a centaur taking pictures. Heather and I gave him some money, walked up and took some shots. Then we said bye and he wouldn't let go. He kept hugging us and it was kinda funny, but a tad bit creepy. Maybe he has some kind of pregnancy fetish because if I was a half man/half horse, I would not be into prego chicks. Maybe minotaurs or tree nymphs....

Friday, November 26, 2010

Why hello there baby bump

I spent quite some time complaining to anyone listening that I was quite perturbed waiting to finally start showing. My sister has been showing for quite awhile, and me..not so much.

Then one day, maybe 2 weeks ago I awoke to a swelling in my stomach. Not your typically "I overindulged at Olive Garden food baby" but a real-life bump. It's been growing slowly and some days sticks out more than others, but yesterday I walked into my parents house and my mom ran straight for my belly and started rubbing it and couldn't believe I was showing. She pulled up my shirt and stared at it for a bit and smiled. Needless to say, I felt very proud....of what I do not really know, but housing a baby for 9 months does give you a chip on your shoulder. "Me woman! Me keep baby nice and warm in womb!"

So here I am - week 14 almost down.

Heading up to Houston today to see my sister. I can't wait to compare bellies. The only time in my life to be jealous that she is bigger than me. How times change.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Beat those Longhorns!

Aaaah, it was a great game Saturday night. Matt scored us free tickets for the OSU/UT game in town and we happily donned our best OSU gear and headed out in the cold to support our Cowboys!

Now that is a happy face, it was much bigger at the end of the game when we beat Texas!

Two of Matt's work vendors gave us a total of 8 tickets so we brought the crew along and had a great time. I have to say, it was really, really cold up in the top of the stadium.

And some more fun pics...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Hello there babeh!

Ahhhh, the joys of pregnancy. Let me tell you, it's been quite an interesting journey, so far. Happy to say I am almost out of the first trimester (Saturday I enter the glorious world of the second trimester.) Overall I should consider myself lucky. My morning sickness was pretty bad, but nothing too severe that needed medication or toilet hugging. No weight gain, no heartburn just bloat, gas and big ol boobies.

My energy has returned and for the first time in months I'm not getting up 3 times a night to go pee. I can't tell you what a relief it is to sleep throughout the night. I've finally got around to scanning in our 12 week pictures. See the fun below.

Nugget has grown quite a bit from our last ultrasound picture.

This one was taken at 9.5 weeks. See the big head? That's looks like a small version of my husband.

Overall I'm in a good mood and anxiously waiting for Christmas time to find out the sex. Until then I'll just secretly long for raw fish and wine. Consider yourself lucky my non-pregnant ladies and suck up as much booze as you can. It could be all over for you for 9 months and you'll never know what you had until it's gone. *SOB*

Friday, November 05, 2010


Today is the day I am letting the cat outta the bag....

It's been a long and hard road keeping this secret, but Matt and I are expecting our first baby in May! There, I said it. Feels so good to get that off my chest :)

So expect this blog to take a sharp turn, babies and ultrasound pictures and belly pics and more. But don't worry, your favorite sassy geek will still remain true to herself. Famous last word eh?

Baby Update!!

Yesterday we had our first trimester scan. Blood work and scan results came back normal! Matt took some video of our Nugget dancing for us (yes that is the current nickname since we don't know the sex.)

I'm at 12 weeks and Mommy and baby are looking healthy. I wish I had a belly bump to show off but alas, it only looks like I've been partaking in doughnuts and beer. When this padding begins to protrude, I'll snap some pics.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Web Stats

I find it incredibly interesting going back and checking my stats that this page right here is my #1, most popular web page via my blog: click me

My top referral words are: kittens, and unicorns

Really? Really?


This year was unexpectedly tame for us. Usually I break out the big guns and go nuts, but finding the motivation was incredibly difficult. Not one to let a creative project go undone, I had to carve a really badass pumpkin. With no help from Matt, I scoured the interwebs for a suitable picture, resized it and got to work.

Word of advice - don't skimp on the carving kit. Mine did not have a stabber, and I had to use a really big knife, which had Matt terrified I would cut off a few digits. I did not, because I have the skills of a ninja.

The final product....

Yes, it was an Aqua Teen Hunger Force Halloween.

Friday night Jennifer, Justin, Emily and Doug met us at Zandunga Bistro for a Halloween dinner/party. The food was awesome, as usual. But my goodness, the tequila was in FULL FORCE. Let's just say things got a little bit out of hand that night (in a good way.) Being the designated driver of the night, I had a great time watching the debauchery unfold.

As for the costumes....

OMG Double Rainbow! Those eyelashes were too intense to wear for long.

Brett Favre taking pics of his package. Matt printed out a few of the "authentic" pictures floated around the internet, photo shopped and signed them for any who were interested. Those pictures were hilarious! And sorry I can not post them.

Justin went as Keith Stone. It was pretty authentic. Doug looked strangely like Edward and I have no idea what Matt is trying to take a picture of. Wait, actually I do.

So that was my weekend. Saturday was a day of football at the Hunt's. Sunday was our day of rest. We had a handful of kids, some punks that took too much candy. Note to self: no more self serve bowls. Kids these days...sheesh.