Tuesday, August 31, 2010


I have seen these pregnancy questionnaires on other girls blogs and so I thought it would be fun (and I would bore you to death) by doing one for my own to look back on. And don't worry. THERE WILL BE NO BELLY PICTURES! Unless it is just me living my life and I post pictures of that and you will get to see my belly then.

How far along? 14 weeks 2 days

Total weight gain/loss? I have lost 2lbs. And this is amazing because I am absolutely ashamed of how I have been eating. My friend Susan gave me a veggie pep talk yesterday (seriously) and I HAVE to do better eating veggies.

Maternity clothes? None. All my regular clothes still fit which I am grateful for. I have a small bump but nothing that is keeping me from fitting into my clothes and no one can tell that I am pregnant. My first purchase will be some skinny jeans and then maybe just some regular dresses that will accommodate the bump rather than going straight to maternity.

Stretch marks? None. Anybody know when I start using a lotion or anything? Would I start this early?

Sleep? I can't get enough sleep. I am still so tired. Maybe its because I wake up at least three times a night to pee.

Best moment last week? Having those oh my god I am having a baby moments and loving it!

Movement? None and probably not for a while.

Food cravings? Just to list a few.....sweet tarts, re stuffed potatoes, cereal, ginger ale and Popsicles.

Gender? Prediction: Totally a boy.

Labor signs? No. I wouldn't know if I was. Ha!

Belly button in/out? In.

What I miss: Honestly, alcohol. I am especially going to miss a nice sweet tea vodka drink this weekend at the Junction.

What I am looking forward to: Watching my bulldogs play the first game of the season this weekend. Eating at City Bagel at least twice and then on Tuesday I have a doctor's appointment where I will get to hear the heartbeat again. I will be sure to update on that!

Friday, August 27, 2010


This weekend I am receiving two things in the mail that I am EXTREMELY excited about!

My Kindle!

and Mockingjay!

A little nervous about the book. It is for sure the last one in the Hunger Games series and that makes me sad. And while I have completely avoided any gossip about it I am anxious about what is going to go down in this last book.

I am pretty sure I will have it finished by Monday and already have a new DIGITAL book uploaded to my Kindle. I seriously need some good book recommendations!
Tell me what you have been reading!

Thursday, August 26, 2010


So I have a new obsession. It my 90's on 9 radio station on my Sirius Satellite radio. First off let me say that I am also obsessed with my satellite radio. Kenny and I both got satellite radio in college and I haven't listened to normal radio since. Satellite radio is just soooo much better and not that expensive to subscribe to. You have no commercials, tons of channels of different genres of music and talk shows to choose from.

But in the past few weeks the 90's on 9 channel as moved to my top tier of presets. It is so good. Obviously it only plays songs from the 90's. And those are the songs that bring back the most memories for me because it reminds me of middle school, junior high and the best of all high school. The monitor gives you the name of the song, the name of the artist and then gives you the year in parenthesis so I can even calculate what grade I was in for each song if for some reason I can't remember. It is a walk down memory lane every time I get in my car! I am obsessed.

Here are some songs that have really brought back the memories lately!

The Fugees- Killing Me Softly - 1996

Big Pun- I'm Not A Player - 1997 ( As in one of the greatest lines ever....I'm not a player I just crush a lot)

Boyz II Men- Motown Philly -1991 But lets just be honest any Boyz II Men is hitting the spot. Especially any song that I still know every word to from their II album.

Goo Goo Dolls- Black Balloon - 1998 Remember this song from the Meet Joe Black soundtrack. I also loved their entire album from this time period.

Some others:
Blind Melon - No Rain - 1993
Cantaloop - Flip Fantasia - 1993 (My friend Ashleigh used to know every word to this song and I thought she was so "cool")
Pearl Jam - 1992 - Jeremy
Ace of Base - enough said
Deep Blue Something - Breakfast At Tiffanys - 1995
Paula Cole - Where Have All the Cowboys Gone - 1997

Honestly, I could just go on and on about all the different songs that I have heard and all the memories since I have started listening to this channel on a daily basis. Ha! And listing these songs just reminded me, remember when you would love a song on the radio so you would go buy the single. When was the last time you bought a single? I can still distinctly remember some of the singles I bought. Thank goodness for iTunes.

Monday, August 23, 2010


So Kenny was out of town this weekend for a market so I was on my own this weekend. I had a very nice and relaxing weekend that involved a little sisterly bonding time, A LOT of movie watching, and registering for baby gear.

Friday night my sister and I grabbed some dinner. McCallisters at my request because I wanted a loaded spud (yep still hardcore on the potato kick) which I thoroughly enjoyed! Then we trekked out to a suburb of Memphis because the movie theatre there was the only movie theatre still showing the movie we wanted to see. What movie you may ask? One that reminded us of our childhood.My sister and I both grew up reading all of these books and I have to say the movie was pretty cute too. Of course a little hokey but completely negated by the amount of famous people that made appearances. Everyone in that movie was a well known actor. The night was very low key, dorky and a lot of fun. The only downside was I really needed to pee before the movie started and the bathroom was kind of stinky, as was the theatre in general. So I threw up twice from the smell. That part was not fun.

On Saturday, I went to lunch with one of my girlfriends Mollie. We went to Carmelita's and then went and got yogurt at the new yogurt place. Lo Yo! It was so good and if you live in the Memphis area you must go! After that it was on to Babies R' Us to register. Mollie being a mom herself was vital to me for this part because I am TOTALLY clueless when it comes to baby gear. I needed someone to show me the different pros and cons of all the stuff so I could just point the gun and scan. I am happy that I now have a well compiled list of all the things I need. Right now, I am not worried about people purchasing things off the list. It is strictly for me to have an idea of what to buy. I NEED a list. But it didn't take too long and it made me really excited to start getting ready for baby! The rest of the weekend was spent relaxing, doing things around the house, watching movies, and waiting on Kenny to get home.

Here is a list of all the movies I watched...Really
- The Runaways
- Girls Just Want to Have Fun
- Dear John
- Enchanted
- Transformers 2
- Juno
- Father of the Bride
- The Sixth Sense
- Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
- The In Crowd on Lifetime (anyone ever seen this one? So good)

Told you I spent the weekend chillin. Ha! It was nice. Kenny got home yesterday afternoon and I am so happy. I actually cooked dinner for his homecoming. Haven't felt like cooking lately. I made a poppy seed chicken casserole (this dish reminds me of college and the sorority house.) Here is the recipe. It is a good dish. I did not enjoy it because I could taste the chicken (go figure) and chicken is weird for me right now. But Kenny gave it rave reviews!

Rotisserie chicken, shredded
16 oz sour cream
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 cup parmesan cheese
1 Roll of Ritz Crackers
1 stick butter

Shred your chicken and add to a large mixing bowl. Mix chicken with sour cream, soup, and parmesan cheese. Add poppyseeds - I just sprinkle until it looks right, which is about 4-5 tablespoons for me. Spread in casserole dish. Put your crackers in a zip lock baggie and smash. Top casserole with crackers, and drizzle one stick of melted butter over the crackers. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


In a nutshell has been interesting but fun! Sorry if you don't want to read this. But this blog is just as much for me as it is for anyone who is reading so I want to be able to look back and read things like this. See how naive I was! Ha!

Let me first say that before I took my first pregnancy test I thought for sure that my monthly friend was here and it was just being weird. Sorry if that is just TMI but under the insistence of my nurse prac friend Susan who demanded that I go get a pregnancy test IMMEDIATELY, I was completely SHOCKED when it came up positive! Kenny and I were so excited.

At that point I was around 5 weeks and I wasn't feeling to bad. We went to Chicago the next week and I was a trooper. We did everything we planned on doing including the Cubs game and walking all over that city. My appetite was completely weird the whole time and a meal that we had there our first night ruined Chinese food I think until the baby arrives. Seriously, the words egg roll might send me running for the bathroom. Kenny likes to torture me with that. It wasn't that the meal was bad. It was delicious. But it was more that we got soooooo full and then brought the leftovers back to our hotel which made the room smell like curry and well that was the end of that.

Since then I would say the morning sickness has only gotten worse. I have only gotten sick a few times but I feel nauseous all the time and food is just gross to me unless it is some form of potato or CARBS! At around 8 weeks I got the doctor to call me in some Zofran and that has helped to some extent. I am hoping and praying that the nausea subsides really soon. But I do have to say I am so thankful for it all! Kenny and I have been so ready to start a family for so long that I even appreciate the nausea and weird food things. I miss food greatly but I appreciate it all!

And I just have to say without bragging to much. Kenny has been absolutely amazing and is just as eager for the baby to get here as I am. He found a list of foods that might make me feel better and went to the grocery store and bought the ENTIRE list of food. It was so cute. And he is always asking how I feel and if I need anything and he is always willing to talk baby with me! I love it!

Monday, August 16, 2010


So today is my 27th birthday! Woop Woop! Just kidding. I feel old. But why obsess over age I guess. Anyway, I was happy because Kenny was able to be here to celebrate for the entire weekend. Last year he was out of town on my birthday. It was something he couldn't help. He and I had an amazing weekend of relaxing and enjoying hanging out together.

On Friday, we stayed in because I am always wiped out on Fridays. We brought home some food and watched When In Rome. Which the parts I saw because I slept through 98% of it were H-O-R-R-I-B-L-E! I mean really really really bad! Saturday morning Kenny and I went and grabbed breakfast together before Kenny went to a golf lesson. When he came back he had my birthday cake, a Cold Stone ice cream cake! It was so good! Then we went to do a little shopping to spend some of my birthday money. I wanted to get some things for fall and for the football games. It is so hard when you start buying new fall clothes because it is still sooooo hot here and you know you won't be able to wear any of your new stuff for months!

After our shopping trip where I got some really cute things Kenny and I came home to get ready for our dinner reservations at Restaurant Iris. He was dying for me to open my presents before we went so I gave in. Kenny got me a Kindle which I am completely pumped about and a case for it, some new Rainbow sandals which I had asked for, and he also contributed to the shopping! He did such a good job! Then it was off to dinner at Iris. It was so delicious and I definitely recommend it for a special occasion. They do such a good job at making you feel welcome and helping to celebrate! After dinner we were so full that we pretty much came home and went to bed! Ha! Like I said 27 is old!

On Sunday we got up and I made pancakes and then we ate them in bed while we watched Extraordinary Measures. The movie with Harrison Ford and Brendan Fraser. Brendan Fraser is a pretty bad actor but the movie itself was really good. Then we spent the rest of the day running errands and then watching the PGA golf tourney. Kenny forces me to watch golf all the time, in turn I have to say I have kind of gotten into it. Yesterday's tourney was intense! This week I am planning on going out with my girl friends to celebrate. They have agreed to let me drag them to the movie Charlie St. Cloud since its my birthday and all!

And now if you are still here after that very loooooong weekend update!

That's right! Kenny and I are absolutely thrilled to announce that we are having a baby due on February 27. I am three months! I am sorry that I do not have a really fun ultrasound picture of the baby. But I had my first ultrasound at 6 weeks and feel weird about showing you the inside of my uterus without a cute little baby in there!! But we have seen and heard the heartbeat twice and hope and pray all is well in there as he/she continues to grow!

We will definitely be finding out what gender Baby Lacey is and don't worry I will be sharing our journey as we move through this very exciting time in our lives!

Thursday, August 5, 2010


Football season that is! Can you believe it!! Kenny and I are extra excited because we bought season tickets this year! So we will be doing our absolute best to make it to all the home games. There is just something about the start of a new football season. Anticipation and hope that this years team will be better than the last, seeing all your friends and people you know at the tailgates, being allowed to bring your cowbell to the game after they were banned for a while! It is going to be so much fun!

And there is one man that I can really get behind. In fact yesterday morning I might have told Kenny I had a little crush on him and may be a tad obsessed.

DAN MULLENI love him! He has made me into such a bigger fan admittedly because of his incredible use of social media. I am his friend of facebook and follow him on twitter. And I love the updates he gives us on the team, their practices, and any other goings on with the school. It really makes me feel more informed and more excited when he is telling us the defense had a great practice or so and so is doing great. He really knows how to build momentum for the team. Which is why we are having record breaking ticket sales for the season each year and could sell out this year. That is huge! I love that man! And I can't wait to support my Bulldogs!!