Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Picture Taking.. or lack there of

I have never been good at taking pictures in my life. There are many events that I wish I had taken more pictures at.. thank god for the miracle of facebook + sorority sisters (esp. ones we affectionately nicknamed paparazzi) or I wouldn't have pictures of some of the best times of my life. When I found out I was pregnant I promised myself I would take more pictures of my little one. I even asked my parents for a video camera for Christmas that year so that I could take videos of him. At first I did awesome. I have so many pictures of the first 3 or 4 months of his life. Then when I went back to work they got slowly less and less. Oh yea that video camera that I asked for.. I have a whopping total of 5 minutes of video. 3 videos in 6 months. It was just Ethan's first Christmas.. guess how many pictures I took? Maybe 10. So I will rely on family members again.

I used to think it was because I didn't have anything to do with the pictures except store them on the computer. But then I decided to take up scrapbooking one random day in college. Armed with my debit card I went to Michael's and Hobby Lobby (man I miss that place!) and bought more scrapbooking stuff than I knew what to do with. I laid out the whole book and put little post its on all the pages it would contain.. football games.. halloween..christmas..formals and date parties from the previous year and I even made my first page of pictures of a guy I dated in college and I and on the day we started dating (what was I thinking?) That is as far as it got. All that stuff is in a tupperware in my parents basement.

Then I thought it was because I felt awkward asking people to take my picture or if I could take their picture. But nope, lets be honest-- I'm not embarassed by much.

 It doesn't help that my husband HATES pictures. It was like pulling teeth to get him to take family pictures this year. They came out really good though! I will post some tomorrow. It was part of the baby plan that I signed up for at one of my fav. photography places. They take pictures at newborn, 3 months, 6 months, 9, months, and 1 year old. Too bad my 3 month turned into like 4/5 month pictures. Ooops.

The obvious trend here is that I don't know what to do with pictures and I rely on others to take them for me. All in all I just need to get over it all and take more pictures before my son grows up before my eyes and I do not have any pictures to remember it by. Does anyone else suck at life in the picture taking department?

Saturday, December 26, 2009

True Life: Sometimes I am a bad blogger..

Well, well, well bloggy world, long time no see! No worries all is well here in the Tennyson household. and by the way Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas! I have much enjoyed catching up with everyone over my holiday break.

You see what happened was- that part time..flexible hours job I wrote about over a month here on this very blog has turned into a full time (often overtime) I still LOVE but it takes up much more of my time then originally anticipated which means much less time for family, friends and blogging. I cannot complain though because I am lucky to have a extremely supportive husband, a great daycare provider for the love of my life (baby Ethan - who is now almost 6 months old!!!!) and a job that I am excited to go to daily-- and let's be real in this economy that is a huge accomplishment.

Anyway this semester is over for me and while next semester I may or may not be taking 3 classes (wtf I am thinking?!?!)  I am announcing my official bloggy return!  Look forward to posts on the holidays (obviously), updates on baby Ethan (obviously again), thoughts on my new car!, job related shenanigans, and so much more!!!

oh blog I missed you!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Back to work..

So last week was like a whirl wind.. but I have a new job that I LOVE.  I will be working with children that have autism. And it is pretty close to my dream job right now. I get to help children AND it is only part-time so I still get to spend plenty of time with my baby boy.

Today will be the first day that he goes to day care! I am nervous but only a little because Scott's best friend's Mom will be doing his daycare. She also watched Scott when he was little so he grew up with her son, Vince. Vince and Scott are still best friends and he was Scott's best man and Scott was his best man. Vince and his wife are expecting a baby boy in March so hopefully they will get to grow up together and be just as close!

The worst part about this whole thing is that on days like today I will drop him off at 12:30 and I won't see him until 8 because Scott will pick him up and I will go straight from work to class. Luckily my schedule every week won't be exactly the same so hopefully I will be able to avoid days like today.

Wish me luck!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

holy chicken

So I am making dinner.. and yes I make dinner at 12:51pm because when you have a baby boy that requires much of this SAHM (stay at home moms) attention and a HUGE test in your graduate school class tonight.. and a husband that is hungry for dinner as soon as he gets home from work at approximately 3:30pm that is what you do..

anyway.. I am trimming chicken breast when I pull out of the package no joke the biggest peice chicken you have ever seen. And I think to myself did I buy a whole chicken? are there 2 peices stuck together? no and no. This chicken breast is no joke the size of my baby when he was first born (9lbs to be exact) and all I can think of is the fact that my husband said OMG babe he is huge! as the first words when he saw our beautiful newborn son. because that is exactly what I thought when I saw this piece of chicken.

And ok.. it was a joke the peice of chicken really wasn't 9 lbs. that would probably be a world record though.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Fall shoes..

I love Uggs. I used to have a love/hate relationship with them.. but they feel like you are walking on clouds. and last winter I was prego and had awful morning sickness so that was pretty much all I wore.. unless I had to meet with clients and dress up for work.

However, I need to expand my horizons. I need a good pair of leather boots possibly of the riding-type variety and also a cute pair of flats. I have tons of shoes/boots with heels that I love for fall and wear on occassion but lets be real how practical is it to walk around in stillettos pushing a stroller or carrying a baby.

So I am on the shoe prowl.. look out world.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Diets Suck!

The title says it all. There is no beating around the bush. I love food. and hate dieting.

I have embarked on my Weight Watchers journey.

One would think having a 9 lb baby would make you lose a lot of pounds when you only gain 25-30 pounds when pregnant. And it did.. approx 15 of them. but it did not make me lose the weight I wanted to lose before I got pregnant -- or the 15 pounds having the baby didn't make me lose. boooo!

good thing I didn't gain more weight like the docs kept telling me I needed to.. ugh..

So Ta - Ta baby weight and extra pre-prego weight. I will see you never..

okay fine. maybe i will see you next time I have a baby.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me!

My birthday was Saturday. I personally am not a huge fan of birthdays.. mostly because I don't like surprises and I am not good at faking things that I don't like.

Husband and I actually fought quite a bit over this said birthday. We are saving money so we can get a bunch of new furniture for our new house.. so I really didn't want a big to-do. He finally realized that I was serious and didn't make a big deal out of it.

I did get to get a pedicure with my mom (a true treat when you have a 3 month old) and hubby planned and all day date for us. and he got me an Oreo Pie from Brusters (aka heaven!!) So all in all the big 2-4 wasn't bad at all. and I got lots of gift cards so I didn't have to do the fake smile and pretend I liked gifts that I really didn't

In other thoughts..

bad news first: I will be starting weight watchers this week to kick this baby weight in the a** big time
good news: Ethan's 3 month pics are this week so expect some cuteness from my baby boy
good news x2: Girl weekend this weekend with Nellie (Scott's sister), Jessie, and Jenny (Scott's cousins) woo hoo!! I am so lucky to have married into a family that I L-O-V-E! =)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

I don't do..

There are certain things in life that you have rules against... Some people don't do certain foods, or certains types of clothing or certain types of alcohol usually after a bad experience...

For me it is cats.. I just don't like them. Anything that has 4 legs needs to go to the bathroom outside. End of discussion. No, I don't care that they go in a litter box.. you still have to clean it up.. it might as well be a diaper. And I change enough of those for my son. At least he will one day be potty trained and in the mean time we have a diaper genie to contain the smell. Cats just do their business in a glorified open top cardboard box. gross.

I also don't like that they hiss and scratch and they have beady little eyes. AND the fact that they climb all over everything.. cats on the kitchen counter? hello unsanitary.

and let's all be honest here.. they don't do anything.. you can't take them for a walk or a run.. you can't play fetch with them.. they don't sit, shake, or roll over.

No I haven't ever had a true bad expeirence revolving around cats.. and even my in-laws and my best friend own cats.. doesn't matter.

Basically DOGS > CATS. and in my house:

There are other things I don't do.. but those are posts for another day.. but in true preview style.. children's clothing with characters on them.. and yes there are some exceptions.

Thursday, October 1, 2009


October brings lots of exciting things this year!! (and most years!)
In honor of one of my favorite months I have Halloweened out my blog! What do you think??

Things I LOVE about this month:
  • My Birthday (10/10 easy to remember so don't forget!)
  • My mom and both of my sister-in-laws birthdays
  • My baby boy will be 3 months old! -- thats 1/4 of a year!
  • More Clemson and Giants football
Which brings me to something really exciting!! The day after tomorrow many of my favorite girls from Clemson will be in Maryland for the Clemson vs MD game and mucho tailgating and catching up and I CANNOT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! eeeeeeeeeeeekkkk!

back to my list..

  • Cool fall air and the clothing it brings (sweaters and boots!)
  • Ethan's first Halloween!!!!
Which brings me to something else! I cannot for the life of my decide what he should be.. his first Halloween is a big deal!! We were thinking maybe a dinosaur since we call him Stink-a-sorous. Any suggestions would be appreciated!

back to my list again..

  • Candy Corn, Pumpkins, & Halloween decorations
  • Heck, Halloween in general!
Ahhhhh, life is good. In other news..

A fab sorority sister of mine mentioned Thankful Thursdays in her blog.. and I love the idea especially in honor of fall.. so..

I am so THANKFUL that it looks like we will be in our brand new house that is OUR's by Christmas! Homeownership feels so good and we havent even finished signing on the dotted line yet!

What do you love about October/fall?

Sunday, September 27, 2009


You can find me in front of the TV at my parents house watching my G-men with my family! Enjoying some yummy food cooked by my Daddy! And hoping that the Redskins lose to the Lions even if they are my husbands favorite team

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Back in the swing.. plus random thoughts

So we were on vacation for part of last week, the weekend and part of this week here..

Chincoteague Island, Virginia

Vacationing with a 2.5 month old about wore me and the hubby out.. but it was great to see the family and hang out with them. I have pretty much needed a vacation from vacation but we are getting back into the swing now.

We have a busy weekend ahead because one of Scott's best friends from childhood is getting married. Scott is one of the groomsmen so we will be attending the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner Friday as well as the wedding and reception on Saturday. Wedding season is almost over for us. I feel like we have been non stop at weddings since my best friend Amanda's in May of 2008. We don't have nearly as many on the agenda for 2010. Kinda happy kinda sad because I sure do love weddings.

We are switching from weddings to babies though (there have been a few along the way though.. including my favorite baby ever my Ethan!!) but one of my first friends in middle school Megan and her husband Aaron just had their baby Augie. And he is such a cutie!! I can't wait to catch up with her since we were pregnant for a lot of the time together.

We have more babies on the horizon because we will be welcoming 4 more before March. I can just not wait to meet Kylie Brianne (our first blood related niece!) As well as Jackson Colt, Landon William, and Blake Vincent!

As much as I love weddings I love babies even more and I can't wait to meet all these cuties and for Ethan to have even more playmates!

This post just went in a clearly different direction than I intended.. maybe I'm not back into the swing after all.. ha!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


If you happened to be in a certain Southern Maryland Target store today..

and you happened to hear a baby screaming bloody murder..

I will sadly admit.. It was my child..

I was THAT mom with the screaming child that I never wanted to be.. I hope that I get a pardon since he still a little baby (not even 3 months old)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Bad News and Good News

Bad news first..
My Tigers lost because of a BOGUS holding call. My hatred of GA Tech continues.. surprise.

Then good news..
My Giants beat the Redskins!!!!! which is especially fun when you are at a gathering with a bunch of Redskins fans (including your husband) and you are the only Giants fan! =) Don't worry me and Ethan were both rocking our Giants gear in support!

And exciting news (because I can)
Every year my mother-in-laws side of the family goes on a big family vacation for 5 days to Chincoteague Island, VA. It is just a relaxing good time. We are leaving Thursday and I can't wait. This is our first vacay with Ethan and I am going to start getting ready tomorrow. Lets be honest it is gonna take a serious amount of stuff to go on vacay for 5 days with a 2 month old! Wish me luck packing!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

He went to Jared

True Life: My husband got my engagement ring at Jared "The Galleria of Jewelry.. so now when anyone asks me where it is from.. I get the oh so original comment "oooo He went to Jared."

Yes, yes he did.

WE also went to Jared to get our wedding bands

but I had to go to Jared last week because for some unknown reason Scott's ring was pretty much falling apart. NOT okay.. especially considering the amount of $$$ paid for it. His ring has 2 thin yellow gold bands on it and one of them was popping off. It obviously has nothing to do with how rough he is on it and the fact that he never takes it off (which I guess I should be happy about ha!)

Anyway, I had to get my inspections done on the diamonds in my rings anyway in order for our warranty and insurance to stay in effect for them. So I dropped all 3 off.. Scott told me not to cause a scene he knows me too well most likely because I was NOT going to pay for the repairs on his ring.

No argument or scene causing necessary.. When I went to get our rings back.. They did not ask me to pay 1 cent and our rings seriously looked BRAND NEW. Ah-mazing!

So I must say that I recommend Jared for any of your jewelery purchases.. especially any of you men out there that might be thinking about a special jewelry purchase for the lucky lady in your life. Mostly because in the last 2 years we have been to about 10 weddings.. and I wouldn't want that number to slack off in the next 2 years.

P.S. I did not get paid to write this they really do have beautiful jewelry and great customer service. But Jared people out there if you want to pay me to write some more nice things.. donations will be accepted.

Thursday, September 3, 2009


With football and fall comes tailgating and food!! My parents always had a big tailgate for Clemson games when I was in college and hopefully we will be able to venture down once or twice this year with baby Ethan in tow in Tigers gear of course. =)

Anyway back to my point (can ya'll tell I have baby on the brain 90% of the time?) tailgating food! A favorite is of course DIPs! and Boo Mama is hosting a DipTacular tomorrow for people to share their favorite dip recipes! I am sooo excited. Her blog is fabulous anyway but the fact that she is hosting a DipTacular makes it even better. So hop on over there and check it out!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


So my dear husband and I have a system when it comes to getting up with the baby at night.

Before 4am: Me
After 4am: Him

Now some might think this is unfair since I have way more hours to cover. However he works and I don't. So thats a fair trade off in my book. Plus if it is after 4 he can feed him, change him, and put him back to bed.. then shower and go to work.. which allows me to get a few more hours of sleep.

This morning:

5am- Ethan wakes up-- Scott gets up
5-5:45- Ethan randomly screaming bloody murder
5:45- Jen gets up to see if she can help
5:46- S: can I help you?
J: just wanted to see if I could help?
S: I dont need help he is fine
E: *deafening screaming*
J: did you change his diaper? (seems obvious but often that is last on my sweet husbands list)
S: I said I don't need help
5:47- J turns around and walks back to the bed and puts pillow over her head
6- J hears S put E in crib. and thinks. He must be back to sleep
6:01- J hears E on baby monitor crying.. and shower running
6:02- J gets up and gets baby E

Nope he didn't need help at all.

Cue texting:
J: what was the deal with your big attitude this morning?
S: I was defending myself from the daggers you were shooting through my head with your eyes and body language
J: I didnt know that was possible.. sometimes we all need a little help with the baby, dear
S: There were definetely daggers. PS can you make sure the dog has food?

He sure does know how to change the subject.


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

It's September?!

Today is September 1. Holy Cow. Exactly 2 months ago at this time I was as big as a house and on my way to the doctors for my due date appoitment.. and now my little boy is almost 2 months old!

AND Clemson Football starts this weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hope all my exclaimation points showed my true excitement! because I L-O-V-E CLEMSON FOOTBALL!!!!! everything about it: the orange, purple, and white, the tiger paw, the cadence count, tiger rag, the hill, the rock, tailgating, death valley.. ALL of it!
I took the above pic for a project my senior year.. love it too.

and since it is September 1 it is a lovely day because it is my sorority liTTle sister, Lydia 's BIRTHDAY today!!!!! so HAPPY BIRTHDAY LiTTle one I love you!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Burritos, Nipples, and Running

So yesterday I ventured out to get a few things.. cereal nipples for my little one and new running shoes were on the top of my list..

as was having lunch with my mom here:

But shhhh don't tell my loving husband because he gets mad everytime I eat there with out him..

Which brings me to my next point.. my little man (who is almost 2 months ahh!) eats like a horse/pig/gorilla.. any of the above work.. so his pediatrician has suggested we add rice cereal to his formula.. we tried this before and this results were not pretty. I will spare you the details. However we have since added a new bottle to our collection (mostly because Ethan is not at all picky when it comes to eating and because I liked them) BUT they don't make nipples for thicker liquids (such as rice cereal added to formula) so I bought fast flow ones and I am going to make the hole bigger myself.. please pray that this does not lead to me spilling formula all over my child or him turning into the fat kid at school in a few years

Wow my life is so exciting..

anyway.. If you have read this far you should also know that my doctor cleared me to return to normal activity after my horrible delivery c-section. So I decided it was time for me to shed the rest of this baby weight and the extra weight I had before getting pregnant and get back into my running routine. So I bought some new running shoes because my old ones don't fit quite right after having a baby.. people said my feet would grow at least 1/2 a size. They were wrong they are still the same size I just think they are a tad wider so my narrow nike shox were not working for me. Back in the day I didn't sweat when I spent over $100 dollars on running shoes.. however now with the 3 B's.. Bills, Baby, and Building a new house (not to be confused with the 5 B's of recruitment all my fellow sorostitutes -- Bibles, Boys, Booze, Bucks, Brands) I was on the search for yet another "B" a bargain..

3 stores later and just over $40 dollars later I came home with some black/pink/gray/white Sauconys. They are way comfy and equally as cute as my other much more expensive shoes.

How did my run go you ask?

I ran a mile. ONE mile. and I thought I was going to die. So did my running partner, my pup Jackson.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Happy One Month!

Yesterday was Ethan's One Month Birthday!!! and today we had his one month check up at his doctor and he did so well! I think I was more upset about him getting his vaccination than he was!
We took pictures with Jackson and with Ethan's big lion stuffed animal so we can compare his size every month and see how he has grown!

So little baby boy.. What are you up to now that you are one whole month old!?

  • You weigh 11 pounds and 7 ounces
  • You are 23 and 1/4 inches long
  • You wear size one diapers
  • You wear size newborn but more and more of your 0-3 month outfits are starting to fit!
  • You love your pacifier
  • You also love your swing
  • You love looking at yourself in the mirror on your swing, tummy time mat, and in the car
  • You have crazy arms and legs and your grandpa says that because your exercising your little muscles so you can be an awesome athlete!
  • He is probably right.. because you are SO strong! you hold your head up and sometimes you try to stand up on Mommy or Daddy when we are holding you!
  • Mommy and Daddy have lots of nicknames for you including: Baby Boy, Stink-a-sorous, Curious Ethan, and Savage (daddy's favorite)
  • You are starting to like bath time
  • Everyone says you look just like Daddy!
  • You have a lot of his mannerisms too -- like sneezing lots of times in a row and sleeping with your arms above your head.
  • Dr. Sheth says you are very healthy and right on your developmental marks =)

Time is flying! When I was pregnant I never thought he would get here and now that he is here it is going soo fast. I'm loving every minute of it!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Jillian should not have picked Ed. Over Reid AND Kiptyn.. seriously..

enjoy those short shorts and massive amounts of chest hair.. FOREVER!

and thats all that needs to be said about thats

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Short Shorts

As a young child my dad taught me many things.. some of which include things like, "girls have long hair, boys have short hair" .. Included in this lesson for my children will be "girls wear short shorts, boys wear long shorts"

NO self respecting man should ever and i mean EVER wear these.. especially on national television!

MILLIONS of people now seen way more thigh of Ed than they ever need to see. I never did like him anyway and this just solidifies it for me and sweet tank top too while we are talking about this train wreck.

I liked Reid and I still like Kiptyn. Don't even get me started on Wes. But either way, Ed can go.. and apparently the chemistry wasn't there in the bedroom. If you are gonna marry someone you better make sure there is bedroom chemistry.. you are stuck with them forever..

not that any couples on these shows stay together anyway.. but a girl can dream.

Friday, July 10, 2009

I'm a mom!

WOW that is weird to say. But I have to be honest-- it is the single most amazing job in the entire world and I wouldn't trade it for anything. All it took was Ethan to look up at me with his big blue eyes one time.. and I knew my life was changed forever. But in true Jen style we couldn't possibly bring a child into the world without some sort of commotion. So I give you my birth story:
Disclaimer: This is going to be long and probably confusing. But it was long and confusing. And stressful and scary among many other emotions.
Disclaimer 2: There will probably be some parts of this that are TMI.. but hey no one is forcing you to read it!

July 1, 2009: Due Date. I went to the doctor and I was about 2.5 cm, she stripped my membranes and told me there was no way that I would make it to my 41 week appt and she would probably see me the following day in Labor and Delviery (L&D) as she was on call. I was so excited that the end was in sight! I took a long walk with my mom and pup that afternoon and got excited to meet my baby boy. I was having contractions but I wasnt really timing them because I could tell they werent close enough together or intense enough to be the real deal.

July 2, 2009: Scott decided to stay home from work because I told him I wasn't feeling good.. I had had a headache since about 2am that was just not going away even with lots of tylenol. Around 10 my vision started to get blurry so I called my Dr and around 11am and she said head to L&D to get my blood pressure checked. So we went to Subway for lunch and headed that way.. I was not trying to eat nasty hospital food as my last meal before labor if they decided to keep me at the hospital. Walking out of Subway I was just not feeling good at all.. still contracting but again not regular and I mean they hurt but I could still talk through them. When we got to L&D and they asked if i was contracting and I said I was so they decided to hook me up to the monitors while they checked my blood pressure. I apparently have a high pain because my contractions were alot more intense and alot more regular than I thought. Oops. Anyway they checked my blood pressure which was a little high so they told me to wait and see what my doctor said. My doctor came in and checked me and I was 4cm! I was shocked. She told me that because of the headache and blurry vision and my contractions I could stay if I wanted and have the baby. She explained that I would need the help of pitcoin probably unless I wanted to change the name of Labor and Delivery to Labor All Day. haha. I was fine with the pitocin especially since I didnt even realize how strong my contractions were. I was bascially to excited for words that they were gonna let me stay and have my baby!! So I sent Scott to get my stuff and got comfortable. The doctor broke my water at around 3pm. I labored on my own (with the pitocin) until I was 7cm then I decided to go ahead and get the epidural because I was in pain now and the anesthesiologist was already there doing 2 other ones. This was around 10pm. The epi went way smoother than I expected. I was really nervous about it because needles and tubes in the spine are just not my thing.
Super long story cut short I basically just not progressing fast enough.. my water had been broken and I had been laboring for a while at this point. They were upping my dose of pitcoin but everytime they upped it Ethan's little heart would spike with one contraction and drop with the next and so on and so on. This caused my husband to park himself in front of the heartrate monitor and study it. Everytime his heart rate dropped below 100 (read: every few minutes when I had a contraction) and alarm would go off. There were so many other people in labor though that no one would come turn it off. So that became Scott's job because I could not take the crazy beeping in my ear. So he would watch for the heart rate to go back up and turn it off. And on top of it all my nurse told me I wasn't making fast enough progress. They thought he was laying on the cord and that when I would have a contraction since my uterus got smaller his heart rate would jump either up or down. So they turned off the pitocin and pumped me back up with fluids and did an internal montior on his heart rate through his little scalp and my contractions on my uterus.. At this point I had so many tubes coming out of me. I had mulpitle IV bags.. multiple tubes coming out of the bird and an oxygen mask on to try to get more oxygen to Ethan (This was at about 2am) Basically my doctor and the nurses were trying to just get him past this crazy heart rate business and me over the 7cm hump so I could make some progress quick and get him out. Well after the doctor got me all hooked up to these crazy tubes and upped the pitocin again his heart rate suddenly dropped to the 40s. And the alarm went extra crazy this time and I thought we were under nuclear attack. I was so worried/scared/nervous. All I remember is the words C SECTION STAT come out of my doctors mouth and it then looked like an episode of Grey's Anatomy with doctors and nurses running and coming out of the wood work.
His heart rate came back up (thank god) before I even got to the OR but they weren't taking any chances at that point.. and I was so scared and everything was happeneing so fast I didn't know what to do but lay there and take it. They hurried my mom and MIL out of the room and got DH all scrubbed up. They were hooking me up to stuff and unhooking me up from stuff. They wheeled me away within 5 minutes of the doctor saying C Section. And it was just a crazy whirl wind after that -- all I can say is it happened FAST. The c-section hurt.. hurt ALOT. When they say pressure and tugging that is the understatement of the century. And I got the shakes from them upping my epidural. Shaking uncontrollablly is just no good for business.
I guess I just had NO IDEA what to expect with regards to the c section because no one had ever even mentioned to me the possiblity of having one (all I heard was the chance was so low because I had such a healthy pregnancy and I was so young and healthy) I was just and trying to keep myself together. In every book I read I skipped all the C-Section parts. Scott was great in the OR trying to keep my calm or I would have gone absolutely crazy. He told me how great I was doing. All in all it was the quickest and scariest process ever. One second I was laying there watching his heart rate monitor and the next I was getting cut open.


Ethan Scott Tennyson made his arrival on July 3, 2009 at 3:21am He was 9 lbs 0oz and 22 inches long. I got to see him for about 15 seconds and they told me he was healthy wisked him away to the nursery. Scott did get to cut the cord though and he stayed with me while they got me closed up and then went to see him at the nursery. I had to go to the recovery room for an hour by myself where I got really naseous and threw up. Which is easier said than done when you cant even barely lift your head from all the drugs they had given me. But I figure I got sick probably because I was worried sick about my baby boy. Turns out he was healthy as can be.

I finally got to my post partum room at about 5am and Scott was allowed back and they brought me my baby. He was so perfect!

We spent the next 2 days in the hospital having visitors and snuggling! I am more in love with him than I ever thought I would be. We got to come home Sunday July 5 in the afternoon and I have been in ALOT of pain. But it is worth it to have him here and healthy.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Train wreck

So last night I went to the Taylor Swift (love her!!) concert with some peoples.

First of all way too many people told me I looked like I was going to pop.. thanks people.. im 9 months pregnant.. what do you expect? One lady went so far as to tell me she is NOT delivering my baby here at this concert.. lady.. news flash.. i didnt ask you to nor do I want you to..

Second of all.. there were way too many 11-13 year old girls wearing shorts like these:

Praise the Lord that I am having a boy.. but lets be serious if I ever have a girl there is no way they go out of the house looking like a fashion disaster. Or that their daddy lets them go out of the house with cheek showing.

On a nicer note Taylor Swift puts on a majorly good show! She sounds so good live! despite it being a muddy mess it was still a lot of fun!!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

True Life: My husband bets on Nerds

No friends that is not a typo.

My husband in all his glory had friends over to place bets on the National Spelling Bee. You had to pay $10 per nerd and he even printed out their biographies for everyone to make the most informed decision possible.

Now, it doesnt sound that bad in theory.. in fact I would say it was even fun. However, my nerd went out very early! and he was apparently one of the favorites to win!! (yes, I am bitter)

It got bad when everyone started trash talking each others nerds. (Since mine went out so early I obvi didnt participate). How exactly does one trash talk spelling bee contestants you ask?

Let's just say it all began with "Your nerd can't even spell nerd". and concluded with a complete analyzation of non verbal behavior. "Did you see the look on her face?! she totally knows that sh!t"

Ridiculous? Yes. Fun? I am almost ashamed to admit that it was.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Monopoly! and prego update!

Last night June 1, 2009 I beat my husband in monopoly and I didn't even cheat!

and I am a major loser for annoucing this to the world.. but he always beats me at everything!

In other news... I had my maternity pics taken this weekend by my friend Jenna from high school. It was so good to see and to catch up with her! She took some amazing pictures too (I got a sneak peak) and although I feel like a beached whale lately I will post some soonly!

Speaking of all things prego.. Ethan's nursery is done! and I just have another load of laundry to do for him and I have to pack for the hospital. which my doctor told me to do 2 weeks ago. ooops. Now that its June we are in the serious downhill slide!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Happy Birthday Kayleigh!!

I meant to post this yesterday! but i forgot!

Happy Birthday to Kayleigh Danielle Brock (1 day late becuase your aunt Jen has prego brain!)

Look how cute you were the day you were born you little burrito! I LOVE YOU!!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Turtle on its back

I just bent down to reach under the tv stand to get my dogs toy out from under it for him.. in the process I sat down and then could not get up..

seriously.. is it time for Ethan to get here yet?

Monday, May 18, 2009

I am slack... update time!

WOW I haven't blogged since April 29. Yikes.
Ok update time *with lots of pics*!!!

WARNING: This is going to be entirely random!

I promised I would post pics from the baby shower in Clemson.. so here are a few:

Some of my sorority sisters and I at the shower =)

A whale of a bath tub =)

Obviously Baby Ethan is a Tiger fan already!!

**Thanks to Rachie for the pics!

Ok what else has happened...

The Capitals are out of the race for the Stanley Cup now.. and while I love the caps .. them being in the playoffs causes me to win the wife of the year award multiple times.
You might remember my post here.. Well it goes to me again because for some unknown reason the capitals like to take over my husbands life. and on one particular night of the Stanley Cup playoffs.. my husband may or may not have gotten entirely too intoxicated at the bar with his friends came home vomitted on the floor, broke my cell phone, and ruined his favorite caps tshirt. He is lucky I love him.

All in all we have been married almost 3 months and I love it. Even when we lived together I never knew how much I would really love being married to him.

(This pic was taken by my fabulous liTTle sister Lydia )

We also had another baby shower with Scott's family thrown by my fabulous mom, mother in law Barbara T, and cousin Jenny I haven't gotten the pics from my momma yet but I will post them when I get them.. here is a pic of me though.. look how huge I am! (This pic was taken by Scott and I's amazing cousin Jessie.. and I have no idea why I can't get it to flip!)

Can we tell I don't take my own pics?

What else? Childbirth classes= dunzo. I will be 34 weeks prego this Wedesday and Ethan will be here so soon! I hope these next 6 weeks go by fast!! Here is a pic of his crib in his nursery.. when it is finished I will post more!

Babys need a lot of stuff that is for sure. Our house is started to look like Babies R Us but lucky for me hubster has been super great about putting everything together. Here he is putting together the bassinet.. and Jackson is helping.. obviously

I also went back to Clemson to see Jess graduate! Im so proud of her and all my other Clemson Grads!! Look at my little graduate!!

I'm sure other things have happened but those are the highlights!

I will be a better blogger.. and thus here is my weekend recap!

Friday: I made yummy chicken enchiladas and spanish rice for dinner and then Scott and I took Jackson to our cousin Kevin's baseball game!

Saturday: We went to our friend's Tony and Heather's housewarming party and then over to Scott's parents to eat crabs and hang out. Here is when Scott decided that he was going to start a pool for when the baby is going to come. Our families are way too into it! but the winnings look like they will be substaintal!

Sunday: We helped our cousin Bobby move out of his parents house (well I didn't help.. I supervised) and then we went to eat at TGIFridays. We then met our friend's Rick and Michelle at the movies to see Star Trek. Not really my type of a movie.. it was a little out there but decent.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The wife of the year award goes to..


I skipped my 2nd child birth class yesterday evening in order to let my husband watch his Capitals win the their first series in the NHL playoffs. (and have friends over to enjoy some adult beverages while watching).

Childbirth class scared me enough the first time. and the topics for yesterday didn't look all that interesting. We will NOT be skipping anymore.. esp. since the next (and last) 2 classes include the hospital tour and pain management.

and i need my pain management starting now.. thanks.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

you can find me here...

and by here I mean out on our boat =) Its such a nice day!! Enjoy Everyone!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Childbirth Classes

First of all I am officially 30 weeks pregnant.. which means baby Ethan will officially be here in 10 weeks..

that is serious.

to prepare for this momentous occasion hubby and I are attending child birth classes once a week for the next 5 weeks. Last night was the first one..

I didn't learn much.. except for (this is about to be tmi)how big the hole must get in order to get the baby out.. and this was just the introduction.

I should have requested the epidural the moment I saw 2 lines on the pregnancy test.

Holy Hell.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

There are many many reasons I love my SUV. I won't list them all for you but it is pretty safe to say that I will never have another car.

However today, I am driving my moms sweet BMW. Because my lovely Jeepy had to have some service done (covered under warranty thank god). But being 5'7'' and prego.. getting in and out of this car is hard! I just kinda fall in and out of my Jeepy. I have to seriously work to get out of this car with the baby bump.

So while I look extra hip and sporty in the the luxurious 2 door. I will stick to my more functional SUV.

and mom since I know you read this I am not hating.. your car is perfect for you! and you will look like a super hip grandma once Ethan is here! Love you!!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Designer Diaper Bags

Is it too high maintenance to want this?
I would also settle for a Coach Diaper Bag..

Hubster says that it won't be be as cute with Ethan's spit up on it..


Tuesday, April 7, 2009


first of all Clemson was absolutely fabulous. I had a great time with my friends and I was so extremely happy to see some of the girls I hadn't seen in a long time. The baby shower was absolutely fab and I can't thank everyone enough for everything they did. There will be a much better post on all things baby shower later..

I cannot write about happy things right now.. because I am too PISSED off.

The basic 411:

I picked College of Notre Dame to go to graduate school because I would be able to work full time while finishing my degree. It is ridiculously more expensive then some of the other programs I could be enrolled in right now because it is private. But it WAS one of the sole programs that allowed you to work full time the entire time you were enrolled. So after discussing financially with the hubster we decided it was very doable for us to have baby Ethan and build our house and have me finish grad school.. as long as I was working. Well I get an email from my advisor today saying they have changed program requirements..

So i think okay lovely.. ill have to take one more class or an additional class.. whatever at this point it doesn't really make too much of a difference because I still have 1.5 years to go in the program. BOY was I wrong! There new requirements is that you full time student teach for an entire semester while NOT working. Meaning 5 months with no paycheck.. and that's if I could work up til the time I started student teaching and got a job right after I was finished.

So my whole reason for picking this program is null and void and now.. So now I will ponder what to do.. man oh man do I need a margarita right now!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Monday I did..

purchase a new rug and welcome mat and placemats for the kitchen table CHECK
write a paper for class tonight CHECK
do laundry.. lots of laundry CHECK
clean the bathrooms CHECK
dust the bedroom and family room CHECK
dishes/clean counters CHECK
shower CHECK
and go to class. (class canceled not my fault!)

I didn't go to the grocery store.. but thats okay because me and the mister will be in CLEMSON day after tomorrow! So we will just eat what we have til then. And I didn't tape the nursery cuz hubby said he would handle it. Our house in clean though and I love it.

Clemson anytime makes me happy.. but esp. in the spring with all my fab sorority sisters. and who doesn't love a good baby shower! So many little things for baby Ethan who is so excited to see all his aunts =)

so much to look forward to this weekend- I CANT WAIT!!!!!!!

SIDE NOTE: April Fool's Day is stupid. Today on the way to work I got myself all riled up because I thought one of my favorite radio stations had screwed up royally and played an inappropriate and unacceptable april fools day joke. However the joke was on me because they were all really playing a joke on their boss by having callers call in and complain. I thought I was going to have to stop listening out of principal!

Monday, March 30, 2009


Today I will..

go to the grocery store
purchase new rugs and a tablecloth or placemats for the kitchen table
write a paper for class tonight
do laundry.. lots of laundry
tape the nursery for the last coat of paint
clean the bathrooms
dust the bedroom and family room
dishes/clean counters
and go to class

not necessarily in that order.. but non the less a busy day


Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Little Things

I hate surprises. I like nothing more than to be "in the know".

However, since dating the husband I have learned to truly appreciate the little things.

Like him buying me (with out me asking)Twilight on Blu-Ray even though this means he will have to watch it in the living room with me

And then proceeding to make me blueberry muffins at 11pm last night because he knows how much I love them in the morning.

He should win an award =)

Monday, March 23, 2009

new baby doc

Today, I had my first appt with my new baby dr (OB). It went suprisingly well. While the office does not play hip music like my old one.. everyone was nice and the fact that it is only 5 minutes from my house is just lovely. I will miss Dr. L however because lets be real he is the reason behind my blogging and is quite possibly the coolest dr. ever. period.

side note: changing your last name is the biggest hassle ever (especially when you are at the in between stage of having your name changed on some stuff and not others).

side note 2: Baby Boy Blue is OUT. Look for pictures this week of what we have switched to for the nursery :)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Baby Boy Blue

Now that wedding is over.. and I have gotten a lot of destination wedding stuff out of my house. (I will eventually work on what to do with the stuff from my wedding that i actually had) This is more fun though!

Scott and I have started working on the nursery!!! So excited!! It will be a nautical ish theme.. with this beddingWe are still deciding on furniture. It will be a dark wood color most likely. The room has wood floors. We had decided to paint the room a half and half deal with navy on the bottom and dark creme on the top.. then add a chair rail in the same color of furniture. However since then I have realized that all the trim in the room is white aka it will look stupid if we have a dark wood chair rail. So I think we will add the chair rail in white and then paint the creme top half baby boy blue. I had never wanted to paint baby Ethan's room baby boy blue. I really wanted it to be green but then I fell in love with this bedding and there isn't much green in it. Not to mention Scott says the green that baby boy stuff is = duck sh*t green.. ridiculous And But I think that is the best option. He will love it and it will be fabulous.. That is me thinking positive thoughts!!

It doesn't matter too terribly much because in other news...

WE ARE GOING TO START BUILDING OUR NEW HOUSE THIS YEAR!!!! our perc test got rescheduled and Scott is working on drawing out our dream house now. I can't freaking wait!!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Destination Wedding Items For Sale

When I found out I was pregnant in October I put the big STOP sign on planning my dream destination wedding.. considering my due date and wedding date were only 2 weeks apart. In any case I have a ton of items that I had bought that now are just cluttering up our house as we make room for baby.

I wanted to open it up to all of my BDW forum ladies first and I thought this was the easiest way to show it all. All item prices are negotiable and do not include shipping. I am willing to split quanities as long as I am not left with just 1 or 2.. my email is jennifernbenner@gmail.com or you can PM me on BDW (09bride)
So here goes...
*SOLD*35 Rafia Fans from Oriental Trading-they still have the original tags on them as I never did anything with them.. I had ordered more but I threw away the ones that were really small or discolored. $18.00 for all OBO*SOLD*

*spoken for*7 table tiki torches from Oreintal Trading.. I already pulled off the shells that they had put on them and was going to make them all like the one in the top of the pic.. the ribbon and starfish can be easily removed. $10 for all OBO*spoken for*

*spoken for*8 normal sized sand buckets with shovels attached

3 orange, 2 green, 2 blue, 1 red.. $4 for all OBO*spoken for*

1 large bag of assorted shells $5

*spoken for*1 small bag of starfish (3 blue rest normal color) $2*spoken for*


7 Loofahs.. 2 yellow, 2 purple, 1 blue, 1 pink, 1 lime $4 for all OBO

*SOLD*13 Ms. Manicure Mini Sets.. each has a nail file and nail clippers- $12 OBO *SOLD*

*SOLD*25 (42) Peice First Aid Kits in plain white boxes $15 OBO*SOLD*

*SOLD*Travel Sized Spiral Sudoku Books (about 5in x 3in)

7 orange, 6 blue, 4 purple, 8 green = 25 total, $15*SOLD*

*SOLD*2 packs of 7 each chap stick (beach themed with flip flips etc on them) $8 for both OBO *SOLD*

*SOLD*14 bottles of Copportone Sport SPF 30 Sunblock 1 oz each $8 OBO*SOLD*

*SOLD*24 packs of playing cards $12 for all OBO*SOLD*


Assorted mini notebooks w/ pens .. all still in wrapper.

and I'm back..

So my wedding took over my life.. in an extreme manner.. Everything went so well though.. almost with out a hitch!

I mean besides rude people that don't r.s.v.p or even worse.. r.s.v.p. then don't show up (RIDICULOUS!)

and I might have forgotten to order my favors and had a small.. (okay large) breakdown the thursday before the wedding. Usually this wouldn't be a big deal just go buy some right? Well these were the favors that I had picked out in JUNE when we first got engaged. They were the FIRST thing I picked out for our wedding.. Needless to say future hubby had to save the day and he even told me that we could get married 647 more times and I could have my favors at everyone of them.. AND he would buy me a new ring everytime! the only catch was that I had to stop crying right at that moment..I won't make him do any of it but it made me laugh and made things all better.

all of our vendors were amazing.. and over all I am just happy to be married =) and is it bad to say I'm happy its over?!

I already wrote all of my thank you notes!! woo hoo.. I promised myself I wouldn't blog until I had written them all.. so I'm pretty excited to be done with that too.

Today, I am off work and my project is to take pictures of all of my destination wedding stuff and all of my wedding stuff from my wedding that I didn't use.. (which might include two wedding dresses... oops) and eBay it up!

So I will leave you with one of the teaser pics from our amazing photographers @ Jax Photography.

P.S. Yes we took lots of pictures outside.. in Maryland.. in March..We could not have asked for better weather for the wedding.. it was amazing that the Monday before there was a blizzard and there was a foot of snow on the ground..but for our wedding 75 degrees

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

4 days

My MOH and one of my bridesmaids gets here tomorrow.. thank god! reinforcements needed!

Getting married in 4 days = no blogging till after the wedding.

4 DAYS!!!!!!!!! ahhhh

Friday, February 27, 2009

Hockey or Soccer?

So I haven't written this week and there is a good reason. I wish I could say that it is because I have been so busy doing last minute preparations for my wedding that is eight that's right, e-i-g-h-t days away. However, that is not the case. I am however feeling very overwhelmed with all there is to do for the wedding. More on that later.

So Tuesday, I am driving home from work when I start to get this pain in my side/belly/back area. Not totally unusual.. I mean I do have another human in there. So I get out of the car at one of my favorite shops. J Pink and Company to pick up somethings I had ordered for my bridesmaids. I do a little bend and stretch hoping that the pain will go away. As I am in the store the pain seems to get worse. But again I'm tough so I can handle it right? I walk back out to the car and call my mom (who was a nurse for 25+ years) and ask her what the hell it could be.. she made sure it wasn't contractions but thinks that I need to go have it checked out anyway. Well at this point I am in tears it hurts so bad. So I call my lovely FH (future hubby) and he tells me to pull over and that he will come get me. This is of course after I freak out on the phone with him. And he takes me to the ER.. NOTE: the ER in the county where we work not the county where we live. I get taken back pretty quickly (by ER standards) but they put me in a pyschiatric room with nothing in the room but a bed because they are so busy. I then sit there.. and sit there and sit there.. in PAIN.. and i mean PAIN.. I have a high pain tolerance but this crap was outta control. It took about 2.5 hours before the nurse told me that they were going to transfer me to OB so they could monitor the baby. 15 minutes later the ER doctor came and saw me and asked me a billion questions and then left telling me that he was going to order me some tests. Lovely. What happened to transfering me to OB?

Well another nurse came to see me (there was a shift change) and started by making me pee in a cup and drawing all this blood and IVing me and what not.. then yet ANOTHER nurse comes in and tells her to stop because she is there to take me for a sonogram and then take me to OB so they can monitor the baby. Then they get into a small fued about why I wasn't taken to OB right way instead of the ER. Well at this point FH is PISSED and i mean PISSED. So hes says something along the lines of "maybe we should stop talking about montioring the baby and leave to go monitor the baby since we have been here for 4 hours and all they keep talking about is monitoring the baby but no one is doing anything about it" mind you he had said some other choice words to nurses and doctors through out our time hanging in the pysch room. but no need to get into all that.

So they finally move me to have the sonogram.. now the ultra sound tech.. she is AWESOME. she scopes the baby all out and Ethan was in there chillin.. (he is still 100% boy by the way) but the baby is totally fine. She then scans my kidneys and bladder and other random organs to see what is causing this pain.. she said she doesn't see anything. and I will reiterate Keep in mind that she said.. she doesn't see ANYTHING. The nurse comes and gets me and takes me to OB (which is a pretty sweet little area) nice beds and tvs and all. She tells me that my urine came back and I have a bladder infection that could be spreading to my kidneys. Really a bladder infection? it doesnt hurt when I pee but whatevs.. I'm just wondering if this finally means they will give me some pain meds. No way! of course not! They give me some antibiotics through the IV and send me home telling me to follow up with my OB. WTF!?

So after a sleepless night because hello PAIN still serious PAIN. I get up first thing in the morning and call and get an appt with my OB. Now Dr. L is amazing. He may be hella far away but he is so great. So my mom comes and gets me (FH is at work) and takes me to see Dr. L. He after a large struggle gets my records from the hosptial.. and sees NO BLADDER OR KIDNEY INFECTION. He gets a urine sample.. and sure enough NO sign! He then examines me and comes to the conclusion that I have a fractured rib.. yes you read that correctly. A FRACTURED RIB. He asked me if I fell or anything (answer was no) so he comes to the conclusion that my son, Ethan Scott Tennyson, has kicked me so hard that it actually cracked my rib. While this is common in pregnancy.. its not common this early. I'm only 22 weeks!

So the real question is... will little Ethan play soccer or hockey?

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Put on the Brakes

So this morning on my way to work my Jeep decided to do something funny. and by funny I mean it decided not to stop. So in my hormonal state of course i had a break down.. on who other than my future husband!

Breakdown.. oo that was a pun!

But he calmed me down as usual in my hormonal rage. And then we switched cars. And my brakes worked just fine for him. Surprise Surprise. So now i will drive the big girl truck today! HEMI!!!

haha hope I don't crash. And that my darling dear can fix my Jeep!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Giving Wedding Gifts.. for my wedding?

There are things in this world that I just do not understand. Like why people get in the left lane and then go 15 miles under the speed limit. Or why anyone ever thought spandex were a good idea. But I am currently thinking about all of the extra-ness I have to give out for my own wedding. First of all there is all the tipping.. Caterers, Bartenders, Florists, Officiant, Cake Lady, DJ.. etc etc etc.. Now don't get me wrong. I am not cheap nor is my wedding a cheap affair but seriously I'm already paying thousands of dollars for your services and you want another 20% additional on top of that. You could have just added it in as a service charge and I probably would have never noticed. If you do an expectational good job I have ZERO problem tipping you. However the problem comes when it is expected. What if you service is shitty? Should I still tip you? HELL NO! I will make up my little pre-labeled envelopes with monies in them before the wedding but if you suck SO SORRY! that money will stay in my hot little hand.

Whatever tradition Whatever etiquette. Lets be real here. I am getting married while pregnant.. screw tradition and etiquette.

I do like giving my bridesmaids gifts though. Because they do help a lot. And anyone that has to deal with my hormonal ass through out this process deserves a gift. So I might have gone overboard on those.. a tad.. surprise surprise. However Scott's groomsmen (minus Vince) don't deserve anything.. because they don't do anything. I wish it was like Christmas and you could just give them a bag of coal. On top of the fact that they don't do anything but rent a tux (which was like pulling teeth) and stand up there next to him on the big day.. they are hard to buy for. Which in the end makes me even more pissed about buying them anything at all.

As for parents.. they deserve something. I don't know what but something. I mean my parents have to not only put up with me through the whole thing but also shell out the big $$$ for this whole extravaganza. I am very appreciative and i love them dearly however a handkerchief that says "Dad- To remember the day you gave me away" or "Mom- to dry your tears as you have always dried mine" just does not cut it.
So with the wedding count down at 18 days.. I will continue to look for a gift that expresses my gratitude.. and I probably won't find it..

Friday, February 13, 2009

Valentine's Day and Baby Update

I have gone back and forth through out my life about whether I have liked Valentine's Day or not. Of course a day reserved for love and blah blah is fabulous.. but when your single it sucks. I haven't been single for Valentine's Day in many years.. I was always at least dating someone. But I think it gives the men of the world an excuse. It is like a special day where they say "Hey I have screwed up a lot but here are some roses because that's what I'm suppose to do today". Sort of a get out of jail free card. That or if they are really stupid they just ignore the day all together and then they wind up in the dog house again. Now for the men out there that are extra sweet and plan lovely dates for their significant others. I applaud you. But I would give you a standing ovation if you did this on a random day out of the year. Not her birthday or valentines day. And I promise your significant other would appreciate it a lot more too.

Scott knows my feelings on Valentine's Day. And he knows that I would rather get flowers on a random day because he was thinking of me and not because it is the 14th of February. So tomorrow to celebrate we are going to meet with our wedding officiant (wedding in 3 weeks AHH!) have lunch, register for baby gifts and probably buy some things for our baby BOY!. We just found out on Wednesday that it is a boy.. when all along I thought it was a girl. But so far so good he is healthy and he was an exhibitionist and showed his stuff for all the world to see.
The ultrasound tech said she doesn't like to say 100% but shes gonna go with 99.9% sure. Looks like a boy to me! We couldn't be more excited. And neither could our families and friends for that matter. We have not decided on a name yet. But one thing is for sure this baby boy will be well dressed! Scott's cousin Jenny has already made the first shopping trip. And among other things we know our child has his first pair of deck shoes.Cute?! yes! I love them! and they are size 0-3 months and perfect for summer even though the little man won't be able to hold his head up much less walk but he will still look stylish. Obviously.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Unwanted Advice

So this morning I stopped at Wawa. I often do this in the mornings to get a beverage on my way into work. My newest kick is Strawberry Milk. Now don't knock it till you have tried it but as an avid strawberry milk drinker for many years I must tell you that the Nestle kind is the best. The bottle yellow and has a bunny on it. Okay to the point..

So I am in line.. and the lady in front of me turns around and says... "OHHHHH you're pregnant" My first thought is.. No shit Sherlock. What gave it away? my elastic pants or the fact that it looks like I have a small melon in my shirt?. But I smiled and told her I was indeed pregnant. Well I would have lied if I would have known what was coming to me. ::crazy lady steps on to soap box here:: and launches into a full fledged speech on cloth diapers. If you dont know about the great cloth diaper vs. disposable diaper debate you can learn more about it here. Now I am not knocking anyone that uses cloth diapers. AND I am all about saving the enviornment however this lady was off her rocker. She paid for her stuff while blabbing.. waitedfor me to pay for my stuff while blabbing.. and then.. followed me to my car where she proceeded to not only continue blabbing but also write down her name and phone number for me if I have any questions.

While I probably wasn't going to use cloth diapers anyway..I am definetly not going to use them now. All thanks to you crazy cloth diaper woman.

About Me

Let's see here.
I'm 23. Engaged (getting married in 3 weeks). Pregnant (having a baby BOY due July 1). Clemson University Graduate (B.A. in Communications)Working Full Time (Director of Marketing). In Graduate School Part Time (getting my M.A.T). Living in Southern MD (country suburbia USA). Living with my Fiance (and our Dog Jackson).

A Few Things I Love: nail dates with my mom, shopping, Bed Bath & Beyond, Clemson EVERYTHING, NY Giants, Margaritas, Naps, TV, Target, J.Crew, Gamma Phi Beta, Family, Friends, and obviously Life!!

Here I hope to write about life as I finish preparing for my wedding, start to prepare for my baby boy.. and eventually life as a newlywed and mom. It is a very exciting time in my life. And I don't want to forget it.