Bring it on

Tuesday night I started my progesterone injections. I won't go into detail about the whole "injection" part, I will just let you use your imagination. I have been pretty excited to start them just because it feels like we are finally taking a step in the right direction. We are taking action. No more miscarriages, just full pregnancies that result in little babies.

These injections are wonderful and magical and will help my future baby make it past the first trimester. But also? They come with side effects. And those side effects? They suck. Yesterday I woke up with terrible stomach pains, nausea, and dizziness. Last night the stomach pains came while I was sleeping and were followed up by insomnia. Lucky me.

But if this is what it takes to make a baby, bring it. Whatever it takes. Fingers crossed that a baby is in our near future!

Sweet Nothings

Last night I was dreaming of snuggling the hubs on a giant beach towel placed on the white sand of a beautiful island. We were looking up at the clouds while he whispered sweet nothings in my ear. That's when I slowly started waking up.

I could feel his tender whispers in my ear. I thought the hubs was waking me up by whispering some sweet "good morning's" or quiet little "i love you's". How perfect after a romantic dream like that? As I opened my eyes I saw something just slightly different....

My pup was snoring into my ear.
His wet little pink and black spotted nose was rested on my shoulder and his soft snores were blowing at my eardrum. Not quite the romantic awakening I had in mind.

I guess the poor little guy was scared of the thunderstorms in the middle of the night and decided to snuggle up on my pillow for safety. Good thing he is so cute. It made the let down of awakening from that dream a little easier. Plus the hubs got a good laugh out of it this morning as I nuzzled up to our pup all romantically...

They do!

This happy couple had a b-e-a-utiful anchor themed wedding! The weather could not have been more perfect for their outdoor ceremony. Clear skies and a nice breeze unlike the down poor and humidity that was predicted. Jamie was simply breath taking. her dress. her hair. her smile. her glow. Perfection. Joe was as handsome as ever, and the way he looked at his bride made my heart melt.

Their love was evident on both of their faces and in the sweet words they wrote for each other. I totally didn't cry like a little baby. Nope. Not me. Not even a little.
It was also so amazing to have this whole group of girls all together again. We have all been friends since our Freshmen year of high school and some of us even longer. It's hard to all get together though since we are spread all throughout Florida and Georgia now, so when we finally do it is a little extra special.

The hubs couldn't get off work so I went solo but still had an amazing time. I am a big sap when it comes to weddings and I just can't get enough of them. My brother-in-law and his fiance are getting married in December and my best friend is getting married in March. AND my brother-in-law and his fiance are expecting. Lots of exciting things to come. Can't wait!

Five Question Friday

Found this on another blog and thought I would join in the fun to mix things up a little :)

1. If you could speak with a different accent, what would it be (i.e Australian, Scottish)?

Definitely Australian! I pink puffy heart Australian accents! I could listen to Claire from Lost talk all day. Although, this would probably make me talk even more so it's best for everyone that I just sound like me.

2. Can you fall asleep anywhere? (i.e floor, couch, deck)

I fall asleep on the couch all the time but never for long. The same goes for the car, but only on long trips (you know, like 30 minutes or more :))

3. Do you use public restrooms? If so, do you sit on the toilet?

I never used to. Like ever. Until I got pregnant the first time and simply couldn't hold it. And then we went to Italy and I was forced to pee in a hole in the ground (aka the public restrooms of Sienna. AND I had to pay for it). I guess it shocked my phobia away. So now I use them but I never sit, always hover. Gross.

4. If you were stuck in an elevator for 24 hours, what celebrity would you most want to be stuck with?

Miss Colbie Caillat. I would make her ask her nicely to sing during all awake hours because I love her music. I suppose we could talk occasionally too but mostly just the singing.

5. Where did you & your significant other go on your 1st date?

Our first actual date was to Houlihan's for dinner. He made me order dessert (warm apple pie with ice cream) because he knew how much I love sweets, even though I was stuffed (which means I talk about dessert way too much for every day conversation). Then he had to drop me off for my volleyball game, where I almost showed the opposing team my dinner.

There was good conversation and he looked extremely handsome :)


It's not quite eight o'clock on a Friday night and I have been ready for bed for the last two hours. Pathetic. I have been going none stop for weeks and it's finally catching up to me. And no amount of caffeine seems to be able to fend it off.
I'm working full-time now (and loving my job!), trying to keep up with Love, Megan orders (which I love even more!), figuring out all of this drama going on in my body, and doing my best to stay stress free as to not aggravate my potential ulcer. Oh wait, did I not mention that yet? Yeah, I am being treated for an ulcer since my belly produces more acid than normal and I stress myself out which makes it worse.

My number one goal as of late: Don't stress. Go with the flow. Relax. Take a deep breath. Don't stress!

There are so many wonderful things going on but I sometimes have to remind myself that they're wonderful and just take it one day at a time. It's not easy for me but I am trying my hardest.

ps- i start my meds on monday. let the baby making commence :)

Round 2: Results

Inconclusive. Do you know how frustrating that word is when you have spent weeks waiting to hear if they have figured out why you can't make babies properly? Because I do. And it's all my body's fault. Since I am so irregular these days the doc thinks we just got the wrong day in my wonky cycle. Boo on you cycle!

After doing some thinking, taking into account my lack of patience and always growing desire to fill my ute with a little bundle of a baby for nine months, we have decided to take the necessary precautions as if these tests were accurate and try again. It wont hurt me if the results turn out to be wrong and it will help tremendously if they were correct. Win, win.

Let the journey begin... again. I feel really good about everything this time around, I just know that a baby is in our future. Keep us in your prayers!

The Bachelorette Cruise

Three full days of sun, friends, tropical drinks, dancing, food and fun. Here is a glimpse of our long weekend (through pictures, of course):

Day one with the ever so lovely Bride-to-be
dinner number one, followed by lots and lots of dancing
Day two wearing our cute Bachelorette tanks, getting ready for the "Booze Cruise" in the Bahamas
top deck of the "Booze Cruise" after we finished snorkeling
enjoying the free drinks and perfect water
Day three, the crew at the karaoke bar
getting our karaoke on

Such a great way to celebrate one of my oldest friends getting married. The wedding is this weekend so be ready to see more pictures of these ladies very soon. Congrats Jamie!

Back to Reality

The Bachelorette cruise was so much fun! I am pretty exhausted so I will save the details and the loads of pictures for tomorrow. BUT of course I have to at least show you one picture to hold you over right?
When I got home, the hubs and pups were waiting at the door for me (I think they missed me a little). And as much as I missed them, I think I am going to have to go away at least one weekend a month because the hubs was so bored without me that he did all of the house projects I had been begging him to complete for months!

It was so nice walking into a clean house and having the hubs usher me around to show off his hard work on various parts of the house. He then immediately made my favorite coffee and some lunch (he knows the ways to my heart).

I know it was only a few days but I sure did miss him. Now if you don't mind, I have some football watching and snuggling to get back to. Check back tomorrow for details and pictures from the cruise... at least the parts I am willing to admit to ;)

Bon Voyage...Again!

I am off again in the morning for another cruise! I have a feeling this one might go a tad differently then the last one though.

I know what you're thinking: "That jerk, she just went on a cruise. Who does she think she is?"
But that's just how I roll.... Well maybe just this once :)

This time I will be traveling with thirteen lovely ladies to the Bahamas for one of my dear friends Bachelorette party. Jamie (the bachelorette) and I have been friends since high school and were roomies in college. Let's just say that we have been through a lot together. It makes me so happy to see her all in love and about to get married and I am very excited to celebrate her final "single" days with her.
I hope everyone has a lovely weekend! Hopefully I have some interesting photos to share when I return :)

Make-up Challeneged

In high school I started attempting to wear make-up. I started with powder (easy enough) and unfortunately thought it was cute to glob on some eye liner under my eyes (it wasn't by the way). Then, some time at the beginning of my freshman year of college, one of my roommates (the one with the drug dealer boyfriend who asked to hide weed in our air vents... a story for another time) showed me how to put on eye shadow. And a short while after that I finally perfected applying a straight line of eye liner to my upper lids.

Still to this day I do my eye shadow only the way she showed me and although I have since discovered mascara and concealer I consider myself challenged in the make-up department. No matter what I try, it always ends up looking the same. Not only do I lack the knowledge of how to apply it properly but I also don't even really know what to buy.

I currently want to punch my mascara because it comes out all clumpy and makes my lashes look like tarantula legs, which is not at all what I am going for. And my lipstick does a disappearing act a short twenty minutes after application. This is where I ask you all for help. Suggestions on which make-up to use (budget friendly, of course!), advice on how to apply said make-up, tips, tricks, anything!

Although I suppose if your tips don't work I could always switch to markers. They seem to work for her:
I think she might be on to something here. Maybe I'll even try the scented ones?

A football weekend

As I am sure many of you already know, this weekend marked the beginning of football season. For our little family that means Saturdays are spent tailgating and watching college football and Sundays are spent at the same sports bar to watch the Bengals play (and you know, others teams too). And I love it!

Even though college football started last week, this was our first time tailgating this season. For those of you who are currently experiencing fall weather, I am so jealous because it was so flippin' hot yesterday! Pretty sure I sweat away ten pounds. yuck. gross. ew. Despite the heat, it was a lot of fun. We didn't stay for the game but instead just walked home (we live super close) and watched the game from our couch, in the lovely a/c.
I know, yikes on the hair but remember how I said it was hot? But check out those awesome Love, Megan college wristlets :)

Today we cheered on the Bengals... but they must not have heard us because they lost. That makes for a not so happy hubby. At least there were friends and beer to help dull his pain. Overall a fun weekend with lots of football and friends :)
(a little sunburnt from tailgating! notice Wenty has a Bengals collar on)

Only three days of work for me this week and then I am off to an exciting Bachelorette cruise on Thursday! Woohoo!

i heart Branson

I am a midwest girl. Even though we moved away from Missouri over ten years ago I still consider myself such and miss it dearly at times. Not so much the snow shoveling in the winter or the terrible humidity in the summer but definitely the baseball games and just the way people are there. But that's the beauty of vacation right? You visit at the perfect time of year when the weather is just the way you like it and your favorite sports/activities are going on.

Spring is the perfect time to visit St. Louis, you get the beginning of baseball season, the zoo, arch, parks and the weather is still cool enough to enjoy it. And right now, as we approach fall? Branson is the place to be.
Branson is such a unique place. On one hand you have tons of entertainment, shows, and bright lights. But when you turn the corner you see the beautiful midwest landscape of open lakes and tree covered hills. Oh and you can't mention Branson without bringing up the shopping. Their outlet strip is heavenly! The difficult part is trying to decide what all to do, there is just so much to choose from. Our last Branson trip (and my favorite) was in 2005 and consisted of two days out on the lake, a full day of shopping (plus a couple of stops on other days) and two shows (Yakov Smirnoff being my fav).

When I heard about the Fall in the City Package that Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing and Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel is offering I just had to share it with you all! For $309.50 a night you receive hotel accommodation, two tickets on he Showboat Branson Belle for dinner and a show (awesome!), two tickets to Silver Dollar City (and a souvenir book), plus a $25 hotel food and beverage credit. What a great little weekend getaway!

As a second option they also have a Shopping Package! This one is just $164 per night and includes hotel accommodation, a breakfast buffet for two plus a $25 dollar gift for any store at the Tanger Outlet Mall (which can surprisingly go a long way there). See, the shopping is so awesome that hotels dedicate entire packages to it!

The hotels themselves are really nice and located right in the middle of everything. The indoor pool is wonderful, especially during Fall (we don't see those in Florida very often).
So if your looking for a nice weekend getaway this fall keep ole Branson in mind!

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Wordless Wednesday

I am not usually one to skimp on the words but I just had to share these ridiculous pictures of our beasts that the hubs took over the weekend!
Hope everyone is having a wonderful week!

Round 2

First thing this morning I called my obgyn to set up my second round of testing for today. Since my cycle has been all wonky after miscarriage number two and the tests had to be done on a specific day of my cycle it had to be a last minute kind of thing and luckily they were able to get me in today. For once, my body is slightly cooperating!

I was hoping that it wouldn't be busy in the office but much to my dismay, it was. As soon as I walked in I was greeted with several large baby bumps and two cooing infants. My ute ached. My heart hurt. And I wished for separate waiting rooms, like I have at every obgyn visit since my first loss. It's just too much all at once and all up in my face. There they are with their perfectly round bellies and/or bouncing bundles of joy. And here I am. Flat stomach, empty ute, and broken heart.

I know that will be me before too long and I will probably be the most obnoxious pregnant woman on the face of the earth. Flaunting my growing tummy, cheerfully greeting every person in the room, announcing how many weeks/days/hours/minutes I have left. A pure annoyance. But right now? Right now I can't handle it. So instead, I fought back the tears and sat in the corner without making eye contact. I don't like being that person.

The lovely nurse who did my blood work made me feel a little better and had me laughing the whole time. If you know at all how I feel about getting blood taken from my body then you know that she must have been pretty amazing to have me smile let alone laugh. She also informed me that the results should be back in just a couple of days. And so the waiting commences. Yet again. Let's hope that by the weeks end we will have some answers. clarity. direction. sanity.

Prayers said and fingers crossed!

New Sewing Room: Reveal

There are still things that need to be hung on the walls and put away on the shelves but the overall construction is finished. And it's lovely.
This is what you see when you first walk in. I need to find something to hang above the sewing machine and a curtain for the window. But I love love love how clean and crisp everything looks with the white wrap around desk! I even put together that handy drawer system, which holds all of my sewing necessities.
The back table is wider and will be used primarily for cutting fabric and making patterns. And you know I have to have my tv close by!
I tried to keep a husband friendly area with his computer and some of his things even though he said the room was all mine.
Here is a peak inside the closet (you know, where the hubs used to keep his giant tv). I started organizing my fabrics and projects but I plan to make a long curtain to cover it all up so it wont be visible all the time.

Ah, I love it! I worked in there for the first time today and it was so nice having everything right there and not having to go back and forth between rooms. Being able to spread things out instead of balancing stacks. Not having to sit on the floor. It was wonderful! There is still some organizing and decorating that needs to be done but I think it's coming along quite nicely!

Thanks honey!! <3

New Sewing Room: Before

The hubs surprised me on Thursday night by taking me to Ikea (heaven for the homeowner) to get things to build my brand spankin new sewing room! I excitedly led him around the showroom pointing to things, measuring random bits of furniture and accessories, and claiming that just about everything would look perfect in my new room. After frolicking around for a while I finally settled down long enough to actually pick out what I wanted.

By the time we made it home it was too late to really do any constructing so I went to bed like a kid on Christmas Eve. I could barely get to sleep and have been working on the room ever since I woke up Friday morning. And then construction came to a complete stop today. I was up all night with some kind of bug/virus/bleh and still feel pretty horrible. So unfortunately the room is still not finished. I figured I would go ahead and share the before pictures and hopefully by the end of tomorrow I will be able to show off all of our hard work!
The room was an office/man den for the hubs but he rarely went in there and because he is so awesome he decided to share it with me give it to me. I can't wait to get in there and finish it up and share the pictures! It already looks like a completely different room!

It's a Jersey Shore thing

For those of you unfamiliar with the ever so classy MTV show Jersey Shore, just do a quick google search from under the rock in which you've been living. Otherwise you may be scared away from my blog forever after seeing my choice of wardrobe and hairdo.
On Saturday night one of our friends had a "Jersey Shore" themed birthday celebration. That meant orange faces, tall poofs, ed hardy, protein shakes, trucker hats, and pickles! Everyone dressed the part and even the food had clever names. There was "jacuzzi dip," "snooki cookies," and "chunky grenade bruschetta" to name a few. And we kept it classy with beer in a mini pool.
I always love a reason to dress up and I am all about the themed birthdays. It was such a fun night but I think I will be packing away the bronzer, orange is not my best color.


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