Monday, March 28, 2011

I have to confess...

I'm a junkie. A reality t.v. junkie. It doesn't help that a lot of my closest friends are JUST AS BAD as me!!! The true problem is, is that it is not just one or two or even three reality shows here and there. It's minimum 10 reality shows. 10 shows that if I miss I feel like I don't know what's going on in the world. You would think I would feel that way if I missed the news or something, but the truth of the matter is I don't even watch the news!! Reality t.v. is where it's at, people ;) I probably really need therapy for my addiction. They always say "admitting you have a problem is the first step." So here it goes:

My name is Heather and these are my top 10 reality t.v. show addictions:

1. "Jersey Shore": Yes, as trashy as it is (I know...) I compulsively watch with anticipation of the next episode. I'm going through the 5 stages of grief right now as the season finale was last week :( Best part of the Jersey Shore? 2 things: 1) Pauly D being the funniest person on television. NO LIE! 2) Wishing/Hoping that Snooki & Vinny become bf/gf.... If they don't next season I will be very disappointed!

2. "The Real World; Las Vegas": I watch The Real World every season. This season I am less than impressed. I think it's mostly because they have done "The Real World; Las Vegas" before. When I saw this season would be another Vegas season I was skeptical and for good reason. You can't re-do Vegas. These kids just don't compare. But with all that being said, I will continue to watch. I can't help it. Maybe it will get better??? :-/

3. "Keeping Up with the Kardashians": Also including, but not limited to: "Kourtney and Khloe take Miami" and "Kourtney and Kim take New York." We will just have to see about "Khloe and Lamar." I don't know where to even start or what to say about these people. I often sit and watch their shows and just think or say out loud "these people can NOT be for real." I really do think that too. By no means do I think their shows are scripted because you can script a mouth/vocabulary such as Khloe Kardashian. But I do think certain arguments or situations are provoked. Entertaining none the less. With Kim always being the center of attention, Kourtney and her insanely cute baby and wacko baby daddy, and Khloe's  crude sense of humor (and language)...It's addictive!

4. "Holly's World": I loved Holly Madison on "The Girls Next Door" (yes, I know...Don't judge me!) She was always the pretty perfect girlfriend. When she left the mansion and got her own show I was excited. Season 1 was slightly disappointing. I will have to admit that it was disappointing because there wasn't enough "drama" involved in her life. It seemed so boring compared to other reality shows. But this season is shaping up to be much better than the previous. Not because there is lots of drama, but just because they have more going on in their lives. My only complaint: Laura Croft. Oh my lands. I think the poor girl lost her brain. Honestly. She is an air head to say the least.
5. "Bethenny Ever After": Oh Bethenny Frankel. There is no other women on television that reminds me so much of myself. Honestly. She is the FUNNIEST person alive. I truly believe that. But I have a very dry sense of humor. So if you like people who are funny and tell jokes and make you laugh that way - Bethenny Frankel may not be your type of person. She is very quick whited and sarcastic!  
6. "Kendra": She was my least favorite girlfriend on "The Girls Next Door" (again, don't judge!!). I began watching her show and I seem to enjoy her much more. To me, her show is the most "realistic" show of all reality shows. There is no drama. No petty girl fights. No arguments with friends. It is just her and her NFL husband trying to figure out life as newlyweds and as new parents. You watch them struggle as they move all over the country for the NFL and watch the toll it takes on their family. They are precious people.
7. "The Rachel Zoe Project": I love love love this show! And Rachel Zoe!! She is a close second to Bethenny Frankel as the funniest woman alive. Rachel Zoe, also, has the sarcastic, witty, sense of humor & I love it. Rachel Zoe is a celebrity stylist who works with everyone in the industry. The show is based on following her and her clients, her attending fashion shows, her designing her faux fur line, her styling people during fashion week, red carpet events, and everything stressful involved in fashion. One thing I love about her show is she is always give budget friendly fashion tips for the "average girl." Biggest down-fall of the show: her language. I sometimes have to fast forward (because you know I don't watch live t.v. thanks to DVR) thru some parts because her mouth can be too much.
8. "The Bachelor": along with 92.8% of the female population :) I did not get into "The Bachelor" until the Jason/Molly/Melissa season. Sometimes I get bored with the show. Every season is the same. Girl meets boy. Girls fight and argue. Girls fall in love with boy. Boy breaks girls heart and sends them home. Boy kisses one too many girls. Boy falls in love with girl. Boy proposes. Show ends and more often than not Boy and previously selected girl break up. Then everyone ends up on "Bachelor Pad" and that makes for a much more entertaining show than "The Bachelor" could ever be. But, still, I watch...
9. "Sister Wives": This show is so interesting to me!!!! As much as I do NOT agree with their life styles and their "biblical interpretation," they are intriguing. I guess I find it interesting because I've always wondered how the women in polygamist marriages dealt with their jealously, other wives, individual relationships with the husband. I love anything that has to do with human interaction. "Sister Wives" is just that! I love that the show does not make them seem so happy and everything is perfect all the time. They do address the jealously, the struggle with money, the having enough attention for each relationship to thrive. I feel bad for these people that they are being investigated by the police and their "marriage's" may be in trouble. Once again, I do not agree with their life styles. I do think it is wrong for him to be "married" to 4 different women. But they aren't hurting anybody. I'm sure there are other crimes and problems (that are actually hurting others) that the police could be addressing in their community.

10. "19 Kids and Counting": I truly have a love/hate relationship with this show. I love the show. I love their values and things they represent. I love that in all times they praise, thank, and acknowledge God. BUT... I hate that they have 19 kids. I feel bad for the 19 kids they are not getting enough individual attention from their parents. The fact that Jim-Bob (the dad) has SAID ON THE SHOW that he cannot list all of his kids birthdays because he just can't remember. That's sad! I hate that the older kids help raise their younger siblings. It's great when your older children want to help, but it's unacceptable when you have so many children that you RELY on your older kids to even raise all 19. I especially hate that they have no limits as to how many kids they will have. There IS a limit to what is considered "safe" for the female body. When Michelle's (the mom) life (along with the baby she is carrying) is in danger during pregnancy she needs to draw the line there. I understand with her last pregnancy it was a gallbladder issue, but her gallbladder isn't the only thing to blame for her blood pressure problem. The older she gets, and keeps having kids, the more unsafe it will become. Be responsible.

Now you all know my 10 deepest darkest secrets .... Ok maybe not to that extreme, but you get it....
It is funny to me that I talk about these people and these shows like I know them. I talk like we are BFF's and have a personal relationship with them. I need to get a life. haha! But until then, I will watch my shows and gossip and gab about these same shows to my other "reality t.v. junkie" friends. Especially one in particular (because she watches almost all of these same shows! and by most I mean 7 of the 10 listed)

Friday, March 25, 2011


I am officially 29 weeks pregnant today. I had my doctors appointment yesterday. Everything is looking normal and healthy. So far, being 7 months pregnant, I have only gained 16 lbs. I am pretty pleased with that number and the doctor seems to be ok with it, too. I try and not eat like a crazy person just because I can say "oh, I'm pregnant." Baby is weighing about 3.5 lbs, too! Holy Cow!!! That makes me nervous. We may have a giant on our hands. Although, Lee weighed a little over 8 lbs. when he was born. I weighed a 7 lbs. 14 oz. So neither of us were exactly "small" babies. We didn't get an ultrasound picture this time because Baby wouldn't cooperate with us. She is already her father's child. haha!

I also had my glucose test yesterday and, since I am RH negative, I had my Rhogam shot. I got my test results back today and I PASSED my glucose test!! YAY! Such a relief.

I've been lucky and have had a really easy, normal, healthy pregnancy thus far. Although, recently I have been experiencing 2 weird "symptoms" of pregnancy. Not weird in the sense of not-normal because all pregnant women usually experience these things, but weird in the sense of just being weird :)

Problems: being unusually hot and swelling!!!! Take the following picture for example:

28 weeks - swollen feet!!
I don't necessarily have "cankles," but my ankles and feet have swollen a lot! And the heat flashes! Oh my lands!! This is just the weirdest thing to me because normally I am a very cold natured person. Two nights ago we slept with the windows open and put a fan in the window. Neither of us knew that it was supposed to drop to 38 degrees that night!!!!!! 38 seems very cold to the average Joe. 38 was cold to my poor husband. But at 38 degrees I was smoking hot! LOL. I'm glad I don't have to be pregnant through the entire summer, especially during the hottest parts of summer.

Along with having a doctors appointment yesterday, we also completed the nursery!!!! It's magical. Here are some pictures: (theme: Princess and the Frog Prince)

Crib, Canopy, and Princess mirror

quick picture of the bedding and giant frog :)

changing table; princess castle and frog prince; NOTE: curtain matches the canopy

another frog; this was my rocking chair growing up

this is the area where a rocking chair will go when we get one

chest of drawers and pictures

Close up: (Left) picture of Tracey holding Lee the day he was born; (Right) My mom holding me

Baby Love

They hang on the wall like this and the picture of Baby will have her inital hanging above it

I love precious little coat racks for kids

And there you have it... Now we play the waiting game.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Pregnancy Questions

Pregnancy Questionnaire!!

Any names?: yes, but it's a secret ;)

Next ultrasound?: 3/24 - Thurs

Have you heard the heartbeat?: yes

Who do you think baby will look like?: I have no idea. I honestly haven't htought about it

Will baby have any siblings?: maybe one day...

Have you and husband felt baby move?: yes! it's the craziest thing I've ever experienced in life.

When did you start to show?: my clothes got tight about 8 or 9 weeks, so around then

How long could you wear your regular clothes?: not long!! maybe until 12 weeks???

Are you excited?: yes!

Did you have morning sickness?: yes, but more like all-day-sickness

Do you have any cravings?: currently it is: broccoli, cabbage, salads, and spice cake :)

Do you have any mood swings?: YES!!!! LOL.

Are you a high risk pregnancy?: no

Any complications?: no, thankfully!!

Have you bought anything for baby yet?: yes; nursery furniture, bedding, room decor, personalized onesies

What is your favorite thing about being pregnant?: Ultra sounds and feeling her move around

What is the worst thing about being pregnant?: being sleepy all the time and swollen feet!!!!

Any days you wish you weren't pregnant?: no, I enjoy it. I just wish my feet didn't swell. It's painful.

Are you ready for baby?: not quite ready. I feel like the pregnancy is flying by so I'm not trying to rush it by being too "ready." 

How many kids do you want?: maybe 2. We will see how 1 goes...

Do you talk to your baby?: Not really.

Do you still feel attractive?: Sometimes.

Do you know when you will have your shower?: Yes; the first 2 weekends of April

Do you like kids?: yes; I currently work as a nanny. I hope I like kids LOL.

How far along are you now?: 28 weeks and 4 days

Do you have any stretch marks?: sadly... yes, but I hear it's genetic. So there isn't much to be done about that.

How are you sleeping?: Sometimes good. Sometimes horrible. Depends on how bad my sciatica is acting up.

Best moment this week?: She was moving like crazy last night and Lee got to feel her kick really hard and move and roll around for the first time. He has felt her before, but not this hard.

Belly Button in or out?: IN! ;)

Wedding rings on or off?: on, so far my only swelling is in my feet.

Side Note: ****Nursery Pictures coming soon!!!!****
Your Name: Heather

Age: 23

Birthday: 2/17/88

Birth Place: Tulsa

Height: 4' 11.5"

Is this your first pregnancy?: yes

How did you find out you were pregnant?: I was on medication for a UTI (TMI?? maybe.) that didn't seem to be getting better. That's when the nurse realized if I was pregnant and dehydrated I would have the same pain in my stomach. She told me to take a pregnancy test and there we have it... No UTI, just a baby in my belly.

What kind of pregnancy test did you take?: The dr. told me take a First Response. They are stronger than the tests they use in the office and show the quickest of all over the counter tests.

How many?: 2; 1 in the middle of the day I was told to take one then 1 the next morning.

What were your first symptoms?: nausea

Who did you tell first? : other than my husband - My sister in law and brother in law

Who was with you when you found out?: Lee (husband)

Was baby planned?: yes, just didn't expect it so soon

How far were you when you found out?: 3 weeks. SO early!

Due date: June 10, 2011

Do you want to know the sex?: yes

Do you know the sex?: yes, GIRL!

Friday, March 11, 2011


....Easy as 1-2-3. 

No, this post is not about Michael Jackson or the Jackson5, sadly. Although, maybe it should be:

A. Age: Twenty-three.

B. Bed size: King. 

C. Chore you dislike: FOLDING laundry. I can put clothes in the washer and transfer to the dryer all day long. But folding? Forget about it. 

D. Dogs: 2!! 1- boxer; Named Copper & 1- rat terrior; Named Tigger.

E. Essential start to your day: Rush out of bed, get ready in the most presentable way (and sometimes not even...) and head to work by 6:30! eeeek.

F. Favorite color: Purple.

G. Gold or silver: There is a time and place (and outfit) for both. 

H. Height: 4' 11" 1/2" - Yes, I HAVE TO add the 1/2". Don't judge!

I. Instruments you play(ed): Piano, but very little. I don't enjoy it. 

J. Job title: Wife, "Nanny", Baby Houser... 

K. Kids: one little baby girl in my belly :)

L. Live: Bixby.

M. Mom’s name: Ruth.

N. Nicknames: Nothing really anymore... HP will always be around, for some, though

O. Overnight hospital stays: None so far. Obviously that will change when BabyRuth makes an appearance.

P. Pet peeves: Things do not easier get on my nerves (i.e.- little ticks, tocks, and dings). But people's habits get on my nerves. EASILY, very VERY easily. Such as: lying for no apparent reason other than you're a compulsive liar and the lies just come out. That's just a minor example...

Q. Quote from a movie: "You never see the hard times in a photo album, but those are the times that get you from one happy snap shot to the next." -Just Married.

S. Siblings: None for me. I inherited 3 from Lee. The longer I have in-laws, the weirder I think it would be to have siblings. HAHA!

T. Time you wake up: Usually around 6.

U. Underwear: Yes, I wear it.

V. Vegetables you don’t like: Corn (off the cob), cooked carrots... 

W. What makes you run late: Nothing in-particular. It just comes natural. 

X. X-rays you’ve had: my wrist, my ankle/foot, back, neck.. I'm accident prone. Oh and my teeth, but just at the dentist (yearly)

Y. Yummy food you make: my food is decent, but I prefer to bake :)

Z. Zoo animal favorites: I like the fish/sharks/snakes... Creepy? eh, oh well. 

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Woah Baby...Belly

I always wanted to be the girl who took "baby bump" pictures every single week. I have a nice camera to take pictures with yet I still had trouble keeping up. I tried to start at 8 weeks...

Then I forgot for a couple weeks and remembered again at 15 weeks...

Then I downloaded the "What to Expect" app on my iPhone and I recently discovered there is a section you can take or upload pictures of your belly. So I started taking the pictures... 23 weeks into pregnancy, but I started. Hopefully I'll keep up with it now that my belly is now growing and trying to take over my entire body!

(23 weeks)

(24 weeks; this is from my view. Note: my belly is almost touching the steering wheel!!!!)

(25 weeks)

(26 weeks)

I will be 27 weeks on Friday. I'll post more pictures later... :)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Titus turns 2

I've been M.I.A. for a few weeks now. Nothing too exciting has happened.

Although, I experienced my first JBF (Just Between Friends) event. That was overwhelming!!!! Clothes. Shoes. Toys. High Chairs. Piles. Racks. EVERYWHERE! You see, in events such as JBF, I get overwhelmed very easily. There was just so much to look at and so many people there! AH! I didn't go looking for clothes or toys or any of those type things because I figured with having 3 baby showers in April that I should be pretty well stocked up on NEWBORN things. She won't be big enough to play with the cool toys or wear the cute clothes they had there. Of course they had things for newborns, but why by it myself when I'm going to be having showers? I went to JBF looking to buy a crib and changing table of my own. But by the time we got there there were only about 3 or 4 beds left and about 3 changing tables. All of which were priced as if they were brand new (and OBVIOUSLY weren't) and changing tables that I thought were a little pricey for needing to be painted. I opted out of buying either of those items.

I did find a really cute (and brand new looking) diaper bag for $15! I snatched that baby up! It is brown and teal with a circle design. I want a lot of "unisex" things that I can use next time I have a kid -- just in case its a boy! I also found 2 little decorations for her room. So all in all I bought nothing I went after, but hey on the bright side I didn't spend a lot of money either ;-)

Since I didn't find what I was looking for at JBF I hit the internet and started searching for a bed. This is what we ended up ordering from (posted the link because I couldn't get a clear picture)

The bed, changing table, and shelves tower should arrive sometime this week!!!!

Another reason the day of JBF was so hectic was because it was also my nephew's 2nd birthday! Since his birthday was that ACTUAL day we, of course, had to squeeze in a birthday party! We planned on having it at Chuck-e-Cheeses, but that place was PACKED!! I mean, only standing room inside with no free tables. That didn't work. Then we thought about Incredible Pizza. I thought for SURE that would be the answer because that place is so big... but NOPE. Incredible Pizza was so busy that they had a waiting list for parties larger than 10. Sheesh. We all frantically thought, "ok, what's another place with a play area for the kids?" Chick-fil-a to the rescue!!!! Not the plan, but it worked.

I made Titus' birthday cake this year. Here are a few pictures of his cake and him on his big day:

(the cake)

(Titus Boy enjoying one of the "wheels" of the car)

(Opening his gifts)