Saturday, February 27, 2010

Eviction Process

The eviction process has begun!

I am sure everybody is getting a kick out of me trying to "plan" when my daughter will come. . . Hah. But hey, a girl can hope. I know she'll come on her own time, but that doesn't mean I won't try!
Today I went to Target and walked around while I shopped. . . I then went grocery shopping while the rain held off. I live upstairs - So I went up and down the stairs 5 times carrying groceries. That was a work out and exhausting in itself!! Putting groceries away which required me to bend and such. . . And then another trip down & back up the stairs when I took the trash out.
I got a birthing exercise ball at Target, as I've heard bouncing on that may help her drop. . . I also heard it'll help during labor, ect. . . It was only $9.00 for the ball & pump, which isn't bad at all. Blowing that thing up was a work out in itself. . . And I am sure triggered some things.

I sat and bounced and rolled on my ball for about an hour earlier while I talked to some friends & paid bills on line. . . Until my back hurt. Then I moved to the couch.
Not much longer I started to get contractions!! They lasted about an hour. . . For a while I was debating in my head if they were contractions or a stomach ache (yes, laugh all you want). . . But they were on the under part of my stomach - Not up higher where my stomach is. So I decided after they didn't go away for a bit that I should time them. . . I busted out the good ol' Contraction Master. . . And the stopped. And haven't came back.

Go figure.
But hey - Progress. It's something!

I think I will now spend my Saturday night making homecoming posters for the lovely husband!!
Tomorrow I will do some more running around & some walking. . . Wednesday is my 38 week appointment - Fingers crossed that something is happening down there!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Mommies - Spill The Beans!

Okay, so on Sunday I will be 38 weeks pregnant. No idea where the time went!!

I am at the point in my pregnancy where I am OVER it!!

My daughter is so high up. . . She loves my right side and will not get her butt out of my right rib cage. Seriously. Painful. She's been there for a while. . . But last night I had had enough. And I cried out of frustration. Shouldn't she be DROPPING?! Not getting higher?! Okay - I am sure she's just growing like a weed and so it SEEMS she's getting higher - But come on, drop already child!

Sleep. Or lack there of. I would much rather be waking up every 1-2 or 2-3 or so hours a night every night to be taking care of my sweet, precious baby girl. Not to pee. And then get another glass of water because I am dying of thirst. Really, it's annoying. I am exhausted. And frankly, it's a pain in the butt for me to roll out of bed so much all night. I feel like a whale now. . .

So mommies who may be lurking. . . Help me out!

- What helped, if anything, your baby drop?
- What helped or put you into labor?

I am desperate. Really. I know, she'll come when SHE's ready. I know, she's my first and they generally come late. But I am so over this and I have so much to do to get ready for my husbands home coming at the end of this month - I just want to meet my princess already!!!

Thursday, February 25, 2010


Well dang. . . I wanted to get in on Wordless Wednesday - But by the time I was able to sit down at the computer and go through the blogs I have here in my reader & on various other sites. . . And by the time I got the pictures on my computer & remembered - It was past midnight!

Hopefully next week I can join in on the fun of Wordless Wednesday - Since pictures are my favorite. But at the same time, hopefully I will NOT be able to get in on it as I'll be in the hospital in labor or with my princess.

One can only hope, right?

Speaking of the princess herself - I'll still post my Wordless Wednesday picture(s).

I got my hair cut today - A whole new style for a new time in my life. Bangs! I haven't had bangs since I was young. Way young. But I thought a new look would be a nice change. . . I also got my choppy layers fixed up a bit and just a fresh hair cut all around. I like it - Though it's weird to see me with bangs. And it's also weird to constantly have hair on my forehead. Kinda started bugging me towards the end of the night - But eventually I suppose I won't feel them.

Here's pictures of my new due and of my big ol' belly - 37 weeks 3 days.

My poor belly button has taken a beating from all this. This is my only "mommy battle wound" so far from the pregnancy. I had my belly button pierced and took out the piercing (and then proceeded to cry for 15 minutes) around 15 weeks - Just to get it over with. And so not only does my belly button just look all around weird as it's popped out - But I have the weird "X" stretch mark around the top hole of where my piercing was!


For my body - I am big. Just this week, I started feeling and looking like a dang whale. I am ready for this little girl to show us her pretty little face - But it doesn't seem as she's ready quiet yet as she's still pretty high up in there and no sign of coming any time soon. The longer she stays put the better - I wouldn't want anything wrong with her. But mommy is getting pretty impatient and anxious and is 100% ready - So come out when ever you're ready!
Happy Thursday my friends!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Is there anybody out there who can help me make my blog pretty and not so. . . Boring. And not just changing colors, ect. . . I've been playing with that. But I just don't like it. I want a pretty background - A neat header - And an all around fun layout.

I have no idea how to do anything, though. . . And that bums me out.

So I come to you. . . Who ever may run across this. Can you help me??

Edit: Thanks to the lovely Pink Moss I have found a lay out & header. I am sleepy tonight, but I do plan on eventually editing my header a bit to make it a bit more personalized.

Tell me what you think!

Post It Note Tuesday

Fun. Easy. I figured I'd join!


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Monday, February 22, 2010

I entered my first 2 give aways!!

For the time being - I am following blogs and reading & learning, trying to get the hang of it. Soon I will start to post my own post daily. . . And join in on the fun!

But for now. . . I have entered in my first two give aways!!

The first one is here at Pink Moss. Come to find out, she's a local San Diego lady! I entered to win one of her adorable bags!

And the 2nd one was from I am NOT a VOLCANO... 

In hopes to win one of those beautiful wings for my little princess.

Head on over & enter in them!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Writters Workshop - 2/19/10

I'm going to give this a go. . . We'll see how I do with it!

Okay - Well I am having issues getting the graphic to work so this'll have to do.

I got this from: Mama Kat 

My prompt:
3.) Open your picture folders…find a random “February” picture from a past year and tell a story.

February 10th, 2007

It took me a while to decide which prompt to use. . . Until I remembered Duh Allyssa, this should be easy. You got married in February of 2007! So I dug around for my pictures. . . I actually had to dig this up from my Facebook albums since I didn't have this lap top back then and my pictures from 08 back are on my husbands external hard drive. Sometimes - Being a "picture whore" on Facebook pays off!

Now to the story. . . Where do I begin?

I absolutely love this picture of my husband - And the fact that you can see part of my face in the mirror behind him. We were so young - So in love and so excited to be getting married. He would be 19 in a weeks time, and I was just 18 and a half. I know, a lot of people look down on young marriages - But they do work out. He was getting ready to deploy in April and we were just ready to be married - Why wait if we knew it would happen?

So it almost didn't happen because of the Navy and we went back and forth a bit on when it would happen - But we finally made. We found a court house in San Diego, CA that was open on Saturdays - The only one that we know of in San Diego and Riverside County. We took 2 friends with us to witness it. . . And got dressed up, though not too fancy because we had still planned on a 'normal' Wedding thanks to my parents. We woke up that morning in our oh so romantic hotel - The Navy Lodge. And got ready. He is always handsome - But that day he looked stunning in his white button up and black slacks. I had found the perfect dress - Cute and simple. We headed to the court house and got all signed up, so to say, to have our JOP Wedding.

It wasn't the most romantic way to get married - But it worked. And all that mattered to us was that we would become one. Once we got called back, we were in and out within 10 minutes. That's it. We were married. Just like that. . . And it felt no different.

You may kiss your bride

 Right next to the court house was a Panda Express - But it still wasn't open for another 30 or so minutes. So we sat outside with our friends chit chatting and celebrated with Panda Express once it opened. After lunch, we split from our friends and went back to our Hotel where we changed into something a little more comfortable. . . He kept his button up shirt on and threw on some jeans with the shirt untucked - Boy was stunning! I threw on my typical "jeans and a tee". . . Though it wasn't any ol' tee. I was finally able to proudly wear my "Proud Navy Wife" tee that he got me.

So young. So innocent. So in love.

Here we are - 3 years later. It has been a rough road. Getting married young isn't a walk in the park. Both of us have changed so much, and continue to change and morph into who we will settle as as adults. Our marriage has changed as well as ourselves - It's had many ups, and many downs. And we're still ironing out the kinks. But we still love each other and we are just weeks away from welcoming out first child into our life - Just weeks away from starting our family.

It's been hard. Many tears have been shed. Changes have been made and continue to be made. But I wouldn't have it any other way!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Writters Block

So I haven't had much to update//talk about lately. It's been pretty boring around here. . . A lot of my mommy friends from my due date club (DDC) on a mommy website I am on have had their babies this month already. . . Most are 35-36 weekers, and as we get further into the month they're getting further along, obviously. But I want my little princess to stay put until March - So I've been taking it pretty easy. . . Not to mention, I've been a bit down since our 3rd Wedding Anniversary was on the 10th - Then Valentines Day on the 14th - And Will's 22nd Birthday just passed yesterday.

But let's see. . . I have my 36 week appointment today. Nothing exciting happened though. I was hoping I'd be checked, but I wasn't. I don't think anything is going on though, Emmersyn is still pretty high just hanging out. She is growing a ton though - And I feel every inch of her growth. Her HB was good - In the 150's as usual and my stomach is measuring right on track. I go back again on March 3rd. . . And then the 12th and the 19th if she isn't here. If I make it to my appointment on the 12th (I am sure I will, but hoping not) I am going to see about having my membranes stripped. I'll be 2 days out from my due date - So hopefully they'll do it! I heard it's painful. . . But I will be so ready for her to come. I am hanging her eviction notice on March 1st. . . I know she'll come when she's ready, but I am still giving her her notice and am going to try what I can to get things moving!

That's really all there is to report. . . Communication has been hit or miss with Will since the last week of January because their equipment is broken, or part of it is. And they won't get a replacement or get it fixed fully until they reach Hawaii - But by that time it'll practically be pointless as they'll be 2 weeks out from being home! While email went down - The phones were fixed and started working [most the time] again! So I have gotten 3 or 4 phone calls in the past 3 weeks. <3 <3 <3 I went 4 months without hearing his voice due to phones breaking up, him not having time to call and then phones breaking all together. I love when I get phone calls from him - Even if they're in the middle of my night.


I am still looking for some blog suggestions to read! I love reading blogs - I suck at commenting but I love reading. Especially the 'fun' blogs. . . The creative ones (unlike mine where I basically talk about my day to day life, I wanna change that but have yet to figure out how, exactly, to become more entertaining). . . So please leave a comment with suggestions!


Until Next Time - 

Allyssa [and Emmersyn, too!]  

Thursday, February 4, 2010

A Bottle of Emotions

So I wasn't planning on posting tonight. . . My day was rather boring. I slept & cleaned.

But then I read this WONDERFUL birth story. And I loved the way she wrote. . . I loved her pictures, her story, the way she handled it and how honest she was. So I started reading other post of hers. . . I kept reading, and reading. I read the whole first page of her blog. . .
And then I moved onto the 2nd page. And the first post on that 2nd page really stood out to me.

It made me realize that in these last 6 months - I have not spent a single day nor have I spent a single sleepless night alone. I have had my beautiful baby girl with me every.single.step of the way. 

My beautiful daughter has been my savior. She has pulled me through this deployment - I honestly don't know if I could have done it without her. The end of November and all of December I was so depressed. It was a mixture of things. . . But mostly from bad memories of something that happened 5 years ago with my family at that time of the year - And mostly the fact that I was spending my 1st Holiday season with my husband over seas. We have been so lucky - He missed T-Giving in 06 because he was in FL at A-School, and we had a late Christmas that year because of the same reason - But he came home 3 days later and we celebrated and then we rang in the New Year newly engaged. But that was easier to deal with - We were still able to talk on the phone whenever we wanted. This was our 1st time he's been over seas, our 1st time married that he's missed a Holiday Season and I couldn't just call him up and talk to him - Heck, he couldn't even call me.

It sucked and it was hard. But because of my daughter - I got up every morning. Because of my daughter - I ate every day. Because of my daughter - I pushed on. And eventually, I made it through that month and a half. . . Because of my daughter.

I have never in my life imagined how much I would love my unborn child. . . How much such a tiny human being would help me pull through a hard time. I never knew how much I would love my child - Growing inside me and when she is born. But the love I feel for this little girl is indescribable and something I have never felt before. And something only a mother would feel for her child. If you know me, you know how much I truly love my husband. But the love I have for my daughter. . . Wow. It's on a completely different level. A level I never realize existed.
I know that the minute I lay eyes on her beautiful little body - I will fall even deeper in love with her. I feel that isn't possible - But I know it will happen. We will have a bond like nothing else. My mom and I have a great bond - She has been there for me more then anybody else in my life and continues to be there for me. . . No matter how many stupid mistakes I make, no matter how many times she may think "I told you so" - She'll always be there to pick me up when I am down. And that is the kind of bond, relationship and friendship I am so excited to have with my daughter.
I know now. . . That because of having her with me 24/7 every single day of this deployment - We will share that special bond.

She is my miracle baby.
And I knew from the very start that she would be.

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