Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Monday, October 30, 2006


No more road trips for me!! We spent the weekend in Lafayette to take Valerie to see Sesame Street Live. She did really well for this being her first live show. She was having a blast just being in the Cajundome seeing all the people! I think she was scared when the show first began. It was dark and really loud. She got quiet and kept looking around. We were sitting near the speakers too, and I think having the sound coming from our left but the characters in front of us threw her off a bit. She watched the whole show though! After about 45 minutes, she warmed up and started clapping and naming the characters. My biggest complaint is the merchandise prices! I would have loved to get Valerie an Elmo balloon, but I wasn't about to pay $8 for a balloon that will be "dead" in a few days!! Valerie hasn't caught on to ask for that stuff yet. I figured there will be plenty of time for that in the future when she's old enough to ask / beg for for stuff!!

As for me, gosh I felt just horrible yesterday. I guess it was a combination of the drive, having a busy day, and not sleeping that great in a hotel. I really would have liked to do some shopping, but I just wanted to get home. I just don't have the energy to handle doing things like that right now. I still feel pretty bad today. I won't be going on anymore overnight trips for a while.


Last chance!

Get your guesses in now! And to all you lurkers out there (I know you're out there!) , you can do it anonymously!!! SO get in your gender guesses before tomorrow afternoon!!!!

http://www.expectnet.com/games/Galliano2

Friday, October 27, 2006

Ugh, I feel awful today. I hardly slept last night. I woke up about 3am and it was hours before I went back to sleep. Clint was snoring. My back was aching. Then Valerie woke up screaming, so we brought her in our bed. So with the aching, snoring, Val kicking and whining in her sleep.... I was wide awake. I think I dozed off between 5 and 6am. The weather woke me up at 6:30, so I gave up and just got up after that. *yawn* Not a good day...

Tomorrow we are taking Valerie to Lafayette to see Sesame Street Live!!! I can't wait. I know she is going to love it. I got us 3rd row seats so she'll see all the characters up close. We've decided to spend the night since Clint gets cheap rates at the Hilton through work. It's going to be such a long day as it is, and I know I will be exhausted!! We'll be able to rest instead of making the 2 hour drive home. And maybe we can squeeze in a little shopping...

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Pics and other stuff

We've been working on teaching Valerie her colors. So far, everything is "BLUE" until you tell her otherwise. She was sitting at the table eating lunch, and pointed to the table top and said "Blue!" I told her no that's brown! Val says "brown?", paused for a second, and says "BEAR!! RAAAAH!" LOL! I'm truly amazed that she associated the color brown with a bear!

I took her to the lake today in hopes of getting some good pictures in a new dress. I must have taken 80-100 pics, and only a handfull are decent. She would not cooperate! All she wanted to do was hold my mom's hand and walk. My mom would let go, and Val would demand "HAND!!" My mom had to hide behind a tree so I could take a few pictures. Even then, Val was calling 'Mee mee! w-are yoooo?" (where are you?) It was funny, but I was getting so aggravated. It was hot and I was tired!

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Ho Ho Ho!

I wanted to drop by and let everyone involved know (you know who you are!!) that Valerie's birthday party is going to be December 17th!! That's right, a party is in the works already. It's a busy time of year, so mark your calendars now!!!
Hope to see you all there,
Santa

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Just having one of those days....

I am not feeling well today. I'm just.... exhausted. My body is tired. My mind is tired. Valerie is being so whiney and clingy. Plain old CRANKY. She hasn't been sleeping as good as she normally does. A few nights ago she was wide awake from 1am - 4am wanting to play!! Last night she whined and cried so much, even after we put her in bed with us. I'm wondering if she has teeth working their way out. Molars are pretty difficult. I am just getting so frustrated with the constant whining though. I hate that I get mad at her, but it's driving me up the wall. I know it's not her fault. She's just a little girl. Tonight I was thinking about how it has been so long since I have done anything for myself. I need a break. It's been impossible to do anything being so sick. I have no energy to do anything. I'm already dreading the two weeks Clint will be in Canada. I can only imagine how tough it will be when I'll have TWO little ones to care for and Clint is away on a trip. I keep thinking about all the things we need to do before the baby comes. I feel so overwhelmed by everything. How will we ever get it all done... Valerie loves babies, but how will she react to having one in our house? Will she be jealous? I hate that I may be taking attention away from her. I know our alone mommy-daughter time together is limited, and I want to enjoy every sweet moment with her. Just the two of us. I feel so guilty for being so sick and not spending time with her as I should. I know things will be FINE in the end. People do this all the time! I guess part of it is that I'm an only child, so I don't know what it is like to have a sibling.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Who wants to play!!!

http://www.expectnet.com/games/Galliano2

And a belly comparison. I do have a bit more flab around the middle now, so I think that is why I look more "round" this time!! But some say that means BOY!!




As for me... I am starting to lean more towards BOY! But then again, this pregnancy so far has been almost exactly the same as it was with Valerie. I feel the same, the sickness slacked off the exact same week, weight gain is the same, I look almost the same, food aversions are the same! Not that any of that REALLy means anything, of course! LOL!!

Y'all have less than two weeks to make your guesses!!!!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Oh Canada...

It looks like Clint will be traveling to Canada for two weeks in November. *sigh*

Tuesday, October 17, 2006


Leave it to my child to want to sleep in the strangest place!! For the past couple of nights, she has quietly crawled up on the cedar chest at the foot of our bed and gone to sleep. All by herself! It does have a cushion on the top, but it can't be that comfortable. Of course we didn't leave her there. We moved her to her crib before we went to sleep. But isn't that funny? Even during the day she lays there to watch TV. Maybe we are closer to moving her to a toddler bed than we think! And what's even stranger... notice how her feet are hanging off the edge? Clint sleeps like that. He can't stand to have his feet covered. We had to buy a bed with out a footboard because Clint likes putting his feet off the edge of the bed while he sleeps. Definitely daddy's girl....

Sunday, October 15, 2006

We took Valerie to the pumpkin patch yesterday. She absolutely loved it!! I tried my best to get some pictures, but she would not sit still long enough or look at the camera. She threw the biggest fit when we tried to leave. Normally we would have stayed longer, but I was starting to feel pretty bad. When we left the house it was fairly cool so I wore jeans. By the time we got to the patch it was 80 degrees!! And being in my condition, I can not tolerate being hot. We more or less had to leave.

And so far today has been another all day sick day for me. *cries*





Saturday, October 07, 2006

I am so completely exhausted!! For the first time in MONTHS, we spent the day running around town. Shopping, at that! And.... I actually felt good enough to handle it!! I still feel okay... just completely drained. We went to Shoe Carnival, Goody's, Felger's Footwear, Marshalls, had lunch at Applebee's, then to Ross, and finally we walked the whole mall. Whew. It was a great day to get out of the house. I. am. completely. drained!!! But anything is better than being sick.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

update

I'm happy to report that my dad's surgery went very well. Better than anticipated actually! Originally it was going to take 2 hours. They were done in 45 minutes! And he was supposed to spend the night in the hospital, but he was doing so well they discharged him this afternoon. He's in a lot of pain, but it will take time for the incision to heal. I'm just relieved that he is going to be okay.

I do have to say that I am very disappointed. Not one person called to check on him. My aunt and uncle stayed with my mom in the surgery waiting room. Other than them, no one called to check on him. No other family or friends checked in. Probably the worst of all --- not even my husband. He KNEW I was worried about my dad. Not to make this about me, but he knows how sick I am and how hard it is for me to get out of the house. Especially with Valerie in tow with no help. Not once did he offer to come to the hospital with us. Which I can understand, because he does have to work. I reminded him Monday about my dad's surgery. He never said another word about it. My husband did not even call me today to see how things went!!! Did not call to see if my dad was okay! My dad is going on 74 years old, so just about any proceedure has some risk to it. I think everyone knows that my parents go above and beyond for us. If Clint were the one having surgery, both of my parents would show concern about him. If it were someone in his family, I would have been there by his side. If nothing else, he could have text messaged me. His excuse? He forgot. He didn't realize it was Wednesday / surgery day until lunchtime when I still wasn't logged onto Yahoo IM. Whatever. It just shows you... who can you depend on?? No one. No one at all.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

My dad is having surgery at 6am tomorrow, so PLEASE send good thoughts his way!!

Monday, October 02, 2006

On October 31, 2006 at about 1:00 we will find out if Valerie is getting a baby brother or a sister!!
Yesterday was a really really bad day. *sigh* I haven't felt that sick in a while.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

I'm pretty sure I've felt the baby move a few times!!! It's very faint, but I definitely felt something!!

I've been very sick the past few days. It seems neverending. Being sick for so long is really wearing me down. There isn't much I can do about it though except keep hoping and praying it passes soon. I go back to the doctor tomorrow.

We managed to knock out some of Valerie's Christmas shopping over the weekend! I can't wait for the holidays. It's going to be so much fun watching her. Her big gift is a play kitchen set. We also got her a baby doll that cries and came with clothes and feeding accessories. I think that will be good practice for when the baby is born! I bought her a drum since she loves to bang on things. Val fell in LOVE with this bouncing Tigger toy at Wal-Mart, so Clint just HAD to get it for her. I want to give it to her NOW so bad. She LOVES it so much... hugging it and kissing it through the box! "TIG-GAH" she cries over and over. SO sweet.... but I picked it up for her birthday / Christmas. I have a few other little things in mind for her, but at least we now have a head start on shopping!!