Mar 29, 2010

5 weeks

See that little black spot? Yeah... that one. Well, world, I would like to introduce you to the most amazing creature in all of the world. Meet Frijolito (the name we are going to call our little one until we find out if it is a boy or a girl... it means Little Bean in Spanish).


Right now, Frijolito is the size of a small bean (think Lentil or split pea). The doctor measured the "sack" that is holding the baby to be about 6 millimeters. Think half of the width of your pinky finger! He/she is working on developing all four chambers of her heart this week - and I think she needs LOTS of yummy food to get this job done because man has Mommy been hungry!! By the end of the week, Frijolito should have a fully functioning heart that is beating on it's own! Not to mention arms and legs and the beginnings of little baby fingers! By next week, baby will be the size of a blueberry... they grow up so fast :)

Mar 21, 2010

Gonna have a BABY!!

Oh my gosh... I... don't even know where to begin! Drew and I are going to have a Baby! I am totally in shock and totally happy and all sorts of emotions that I can't quite sort our just yet. I don't know too many details yet, but I think I am about 4 weeks along. And if I am right, that will put the due date at very late November or early December.
It has been so much fun to tell all our family - life has been quite crazy lately for my side of the family and this was such welcome news. My mom and dad yelled and were so excited. Meme and Papa were probably the best response I got, hehe. Papa got this huge grin on his face, and when it finally dawned on Meme what I was telling them, she started crying and grabbed on to me in a 5 minute or so hug, hehe. Jerri said she already guessed, so she wasn't surprised, and the girls didn't seem to interested, haha. Drew's mom was just leaving a baby shower for a friend of hers when she heard the news, and Drew's dad was in a Sportsman's Paradise.
On Saturday, we had gone over to some friends house to hang out and I got pretty sick. I went home and put on pjs and got in bed, and just for kicks, I took a pregnancy test. The line was so faint I wasn't sure what I was seeing, so I took it into the den to show Drew. He wasn't sure either, so I figured I would wait til the next day and try again. In the meantime, my bff Macy had seen on Facebook that I wasn't feeling well and gave me a call. She is quite observant and figured out quickly what was going on, so I sent her a picture of the test. She was pretty convinced that it was positive, but told me that she was coming over the next day (Sunday) and would bring me one of the fancy digital tests that leaves no wondering. And it was POSITIVE! I was so happy that Macy could be there to go through that with me, haha.
Stay tuned for updates on doctor's appointments and due dates!

Mar 1, 2010

I'm apparently a Doer/Organizer... HA!

Take this Quiz to see what career is best for you. I guess teaching is what I am meant to do after all. Who'd have thunk?
Quiz here:

Best Occupational Category

You're a DOER


Emotionally Stable, Reliable, High Energy, Practical, Thrifty, and Persistent

These adventurous types prefer action-oriented, concrete problems rather than dealing with thought-provoking, ambiguous, abstract dilemmas. Fields of interest include mechanical, construction, and outdoor careers. They might also enjoy working with machines, tools, and equipment to repair or build something.

Suggested occupations are Engineer, Auto or Aviation Mechanic, Telephone Technician, Emergency Room Supervisor, Gardener or Groundskeeper, Plumber, Police Officer, Criminal Investigator, Rancher, Electrician, Forester, Machinist, Flight Attendant, Radiology Technologist, Vocational Agriculture Teacher, Industrial Arts Teacher, Building Contractor, Software Technician, Horticulture Worker, Professional Athlete or Dancer, Military Officer, and Cabinetmaker.

Consider action-oriented workplaces such as the construction, mining, and energy industries where physical risks could be present, but constant pressure to change or accept new procedures or ideas is not. Consider small towns or rural communities. And avoid workplaces that force you to be the center of attention or talk about yourself.

Suggested Doer workplaces are manufacturing or industrial firms with tangible products such as aviation, trucking, local transit, engineering, and technical firms. Organizations structured with clearly drawn lines of authority, for example the armed forces, enforcement agencies, and security protection occupations will work best for you.

2nd Best Occupational Category



Self-Control, Practical, Self-Contained, Orderly, Systematic, Precise, and Accurate

These conservative appearing, plotting-types enjoy organizing, data systems, accounting, detail, and accuracy. They often enjoy mathematics and data management activities such as accounting and investment management. Persistence and patience allows them to do detailed paperwork, operate office machines, write business reports, and make charts and graphs.