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I'm a mommy, wifey, a sister, a daughter, an aunt, a best friend, a chiro, a nerd at heart, a dreamer, a goofball, a thunder UPer, a SOONER.... and I couldn't be happier! :o)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

When life gives you lemons...

Make lemonade.... or a BABY! :o)
3 1/2 months already!

Where do the weeks go?!?!

This week our adorable little fetus is busy with thumb sucking, toe wiggling, and (not so cute but equally amazing) making urine and breathing amniotic fluid as the liver, kidneys and spleen continue to develop. Lanugo (thin, downy hair) is growing all over the body for warmth.

Baby's body's growing faster than his/her head, which now sits upon a more distinct neck. By the end of this week, his/her arms will have grown to a length that's in proportion to the rest of his/her body. (His/her legs still have some lengthening to do.)

Our baby can also squint, frown, grimace... thanks to brain impulses... the facial muscles are getting a workout!

Baby Taylor now measures at about 3 1/2 inches... about the size of a lemon... and weighs about 1 1/12 ounces.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Ugh... Jillian! Really?!?

So I LOOOOVE watching the Bachelorette. I have a bunch of my girls over every Monday night and we make lots of yummy snacks and watch The Bachelorette. It's awesome... It makes Mondays a day to look forward to.

But then there's Jillian... who consistently disappointed us by making consistent bad decisions.

I mean... really.... to keep Wes around that long was REDICULOUS. He's a sleezeball and I saw right through his weasley little face on the first episode..."Jillian, I wrote this song for you {and every other girl I've dating or am currently dating}"..... "Sooooome say loooovee.... it don't come eaaaassssayyy." Ugh lameo!

Then to keep ED! The girls and I have come to the conclusion that his name accurately represents why they won't work out... E.D. = erectile dysfunction. People don't get eachother all oiled up and rub all over eachother like those two and then decide "they got too much sun" so things just weren't as hot and heavy as they could have been... WHATEV.... that's a load. And the short green shorts with the tank tops... gotta go!

Now... on the other hand... she had Kiptyn (soooo hot and killer smile and mom loved him and they had so much fun together and I could go on and on) and Reid (soooo cute and sweet and smitten on her and she totally knew as soon as she sent him home that she shouldn't have so she should have just accepted his proposal and sent Ed packing).

And THAT, my friends, are my thoughts on this season's The Bachelorette! :o)
Maybe they'll have something juicy to unveil tomorrow at the After the Final Rose Show.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Showin' the dress.

I'm jumping on the bandwagon and doing the "Show Us Your Dress" post.

I do still LOVE looking at our wedding pics! So... I don't mind scanning through to find a pic or two of the dress!
Turns out I don't have very many really good close ups of it scanned onto the computer. These will have to do! :o)

Here's mom and I about to put the dress on!

This is one of my favorite pics of the day... just a few moments after we were announced husband and wife.... and SOOO GIDDY! :o) I love it.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Baby Taylor... 13 weeks!

It's OFFICIAL.... we are in the second trimester! Yay!

What's going on with baby?
Fingerprints have formed on our baby's tiny fingertips, veins and organs are clearly visible through still-thin skin, and the size of his/her body is starting to catch up with her head — which makes up just a third of her/his body size now. IF we're having a girl, she now has more than 2 million eggs in her ovaries. Vocal cords and teeth are forming now too! The baby's intestines are making their way from the umbilical cord into the baby's tummy.

Baby Taylor is now almost 3 inches long (the size of a peach) and weighs nearly an ounce.

I met with the midwife (p.s... I'm using a midwife and a birthing center) this evening to have some blood drawn... yuck... but in return, she let me listen to the heart beat again... YAY! It is just the coolest thing EVER to hear that little heart chugging away in there! The baby kept moving away from the Doppler for a few minutes, but then we picked it up loud and strong for a good 2 or 3 minutes... and got a heart rate of 176... which is good!

Our next appointment is August 1st.

I think Daisy has figured out that I am pregnant.... she's starting to act a little like a puppy again and is a little more clingy and nuzzles and sniffs my lower abdomen every once in a while. It's pretty bizarre.
The Taylors!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

2 + 1 = 3

Yep.... you read it correctly!



I'll be 13 weeks on Tuesday. The due date is January 26th.

So far... I have to admit, I have had it pretty easy. I have been feeling pretty good. I was never actively sick.. however there were moments that were questionable. Aside from a few hours of nausea here and there, some fatigue, sore boobs, and food aversions... I've been feelin' great!

We are VERY excited! I'm anticipating the arrival of THE BUMP. I'm getting to the point where I just feel bloated and a lil chunky. The weight gain hasn't started YET. I actually lost some weight at first... due to eating ONLY watermelon for about 3 weeks. It was the only thing I could convince myself that was worth eating.

I'll be stealing The Pettijohn's fruit analogies if the site ever starts working again.... it's been down today. Belly pics will soon make their arrival as well. I have been taking them once a month... but have nothing to show so far so they really aren't exciting at all yet.

And I guess I should say... 3 + 1 = 4... that way we don't hurt Miss Daisy's feelings! ;o)

I look forward to sharing this experience with all of you! I hope you'll tune back in and stayed tuned since I've been MIA for so long!

Much love!


Brushing the dust off.....

OK.... so I've been MIA for waaaaay too long.
Life's been hectic... but I think it's calmed down enough to get back in this game!

What's been going on you ask?

Quick run down...

National Boards... all 5 parts have officially been PASSED!
All academic requirements at school... COMPLETED!
Graduation banquet... PLANNED!
Clinical requirements at school... ALMOST there!
Jurisprudence exam.... PASSED!
Move back to Oklahoma... has been arranged and will begin very soon!

Life seems to be scooting right along and everything is falling into place just perfectly! It's all been so exciting and we are so ready to see what else the near future holds!

There's some other new developments to share.... but those deserve a post of their own!

Stay tuned!