Thursday, December 10, 2009

Negative Degree Weather, Travels, and a Turnip


i'm not much for taking pictures but we got invited to a picture party last weekend and we got this picture... She did ALL cheesy poses - not really my style. I think both of us thought most of the pictures reminded us that we need to go on a diet...!

Nebraska weather has been CRAZY this week. This is DAY 3 that the school systems have been shut down from the downpour of snow and blizzard conditions. James' work was shut down for 1 1/2 days but of course - no break for state workers. I still was supposed to be at work!
I heard today that it is supposed to be negative 25 with the windchill factor (still in the negatives without the windchill). I cannot help but think my car is broken when i get in and the outside temp registers on the screen as being in the negatives. Gotta love Nebraska. Our neighbors remind my why this is even a good place to live. On Sunday after a big snow storm one neighbor was out snowblowing our driveway. Then on Tuesday after more snow, the across street neighbor was doing our drive again. Then yesterday, a 3rd neighbor was caught cleaning up more snow. Where else do you find that!??

We haven't gone anywhere exotic lately but in Nov we made a quick trip to AZ and then a trip to my parents in Hanford, CA and down to Los Angeles. Next weekend i head to Denver for a long weekend and then in Jan i am visiting my sisters in Boise. We haven't been able to see everyone we wanted but it was fun to see a few good friends. And James had never been to Hanford, CA and the Smith house. Adventures. For those who don't know about Hanford or the Smith house, there are stories. He is now finally gone thru the final initiation to being a son-in-law. My brother in laws will tell you it gives a little perspective on our family.
And on to the turnip - well, for those we haven't told (which is probably a lot of you). I am prego! And according to all of the blogs which compare the growing fetus to the size of a fruit or vegetable - the fetus is now the size of a turnip. Surely they could come up with a better fruit or vegetable than that... But thats the comparison. I am 17 weeks and i am at the stage where i am just starting to look fat rather than looking prego yet. My pants are all tight but they still mostly fit.
i know many women who LOVE being pregnant - i am not one of those.. I will never embrace getting fatter, my chest was already two sizes too large and now i've added another size on to that (and more to come i hear), the morning(afternoon & evening sickness) was almost unbearable, and i had a severe bout of backpain for a couple weeks that is apparently caused by a combination of the hormone relaxin affecting my pelvis/lower back and my stair climber workout. But i have to believe that the worst is over. :) I feel better than i have in a few months now. We are going to find out what we are having - kinda later than most people do - not til i'm 22 weeks along - so in about a month. James keeps asking what i think it is. What my "gut" thinks it is. I truly honestly have no idea. And i don't care much either way. The only thing pulling me towards a girl is they have cuter clothes to dress them in. James is praying for a boy. We'll keep you posted..

11 comments:

Emily said...

Hooray! This is such exciting news. (But I agree that surely there's a better comparison out there than a turnip...)

jenheadjen said...

YAY! So glad you posted! I was just about to leave a comment that you needed to repost! (My screen told me it had been 4 months!) LOL.

CONGRATULATIONS!!! So happy about the turnip. (I think you just gave it a permanent nickname in the land of old-roommates!) Let me know how it goes! I'm all over the swelling and clothes not fitting. And the cold weather makes it even harder, b/c now you have to find socks and shoes and coats to accommodate the swelling feet and growing belly! But either way, you guys look fabulous! So happy for you!

Mila Julia n Ryan said...

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Laura said...

Congratulations on the wonderful news. Maybe you'll change your mind about pregnancy when the little "turnip" starts kicking and moving around. I thought the same thing about the clothes too but turns out there are lots of cute boy clothes. Who knew? I am so happy for you and James!

Heidi said...

Finally you post again!! I can't believe how cold it is there! I won't tell you what the weather was here today! Miss you!

mandy said...

Congrats, Heath!! You're gonna be the best mom! (And I think you look super cute, btw.)

cath said...

sure sure ... only post when there is big news to share ... (grins)

so happy for you both - and i hope you get one of each (hey! less pregnancies that way!) ...

love & hugs from frigid (-40) edmonton ...

Marnie said...

Wahoo a new post! cute pic guys! Glad you're surviving the frigid weather, Heath! Way to be tough. Sounds like you have awesome neighbors! I'd love to hear James' comments about his trip to Hanford. And of course we're SUPER excited to hear that you have a little turnip in there. Glad you're feeling better. LOVE the second trimester!

Corissa and Spencer Smith said...

Heather and James congrats!! That is SO exciting!! We are also expecting but not till July. We are about 8 weeks behind you :) Sorry you've been sick... so far I'm feeling pretty lucky but who knows what's in store!
Can't wait to hear more and see what you're having!!
Congrats again!!! You will be an awesome mom!!

Joanna said...

Congratulations! I do not like being pregnant either. At all. :) But it is very cool when they're born and you get to meet them! Hang in there! Good job fitting into your clothes still at 17 weeks.

Allison Hansen said...

I just happened upon your blog from Moh's, and I'm so THRILLED for you! Congrats! I'll add you to my reader so that even though we suck at former-roommates-keeping-in-touch, we can catch up blogstyle! Love!