Thursday, December 31, 2009

One Year Smoke Free!!

I have been smoke free for one year now!!
Just thought I would share.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Check List...

Vacuum upstairs...CHECK
Shampoo vac upstairs...CHECK
Clean the bathrooms...CHECK
Do 2 loads of laundry...CHECK
Finish base boards...CHECK
Hang shelf...CHECK
Put together tv stand...CHECK
Set up play area...CHECK
Clean up basement...CHECK
Build shelving unit...CHECK
Wanting to lay down and not move for 5 days...CHECK CHECK!
Now I have to go shower, cook dinner and fold the laundry...aaaarrrrrrr!
On a good note, Chris is ALMOST done with the basement. He only has a few things left to do! He worked ALL day on it.
Now tomorrow, I am not doing a DAMN THING. I don't plan on moving from the couch AT ALL!!!! Friday and Saturday, we have to vacuum and shampoo vac the stairs, vacuum downstairs, wash all the throw rugs and clean the kitchen... I want to hire a maid...

So Much To Do And Not Enough Time...

I feel like Chris and I have a lot to do and not enough time to finish it all. I think because its mostly cleaning we need to finish and I just don't want to do it!! Chris finished the base boards in the basement and now he needs to do the cat door, clean the floor, put away all his crap, clean the lights, put up the plastic protector corner coverings, hang my shelf and put together the furniture!!!! I DON'T think he will finish it by this Sunday. Today I am going to shampoo vac my carpets and clean the rest of the house. Uhhhhggggggg.... anyone want to come over and help??!!

Sunday, December 27, 2009


I just ate my weight in krispie treats... thanks Aunt Mary!
It was worth every bite though!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas Eve!

Merry Christmas Eve everyone! I hope you all have a great day and lots of fun with family. I hope everyone gets lots of great gifts and eats a ton of good food!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Why Does Christmas Come So Fast?

Every year I feel like Christmas comes and goes so fast. So far, this year I have not been in the 'Christmas Spirit'. I think it mostly has to do with the fact that I am due in 3 weeks, (or any time now really), so my mind is pre-occupied thinking about that or maybe its because we put up a dinky-little 2 foot tree this year, (because I didn't want to deal with the huge one being pregnant). Oh well. But now that Xmas is a day or so away, I am feeling more spirited. I cant wait to see family and eat all the crap food, (mostly the krispie treats!!!)! I am looking forward to give everyone their gifts and sitting my ass on a couch for the evening. Good times...

Thursday, December 17, 2009

For Your Entertainment...

One Week Till Christmas Eve!

Are you all ready?!!! I cant believe how fast Christmas snuck up this year. It should be fun next year with a almost one year old!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

My Letter To Santa...

Dear Santa,
I just want to have this baby! I think she wants out now anyways, so if you could speed up the process I would appreciate it a lot! I am soooo uncomfortable, I don't sleep well and I don't even like walking. I would like my body back and to have my daughter be here. Thanks for listening...

35 Weeks and 2 Days...

Here are my 35 weeks and 2 days belly shots. The next post below is of my 34 week and 2 days belly shots. I've been slacking! These were taken today...

34 weeks and 2 days...

I've been slacking a little, but here are my 34 weeks and 2 day belly pictures. These were taken on Friday, 12-4-09...

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Guess What's In Two Weeks?!!

Christmas Eve!
I hope you all have your shopping almost done or finished!
Mom, you better start cleaning the house and getting ready!
Anyone need gift ideas for me??! I can give you a list! Haha!
I cant wait for all the junk food!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Happy 35/35 To Me...

My Doctor changed my due date to January 13th! Big deal, only 2 days but thats fine by me! When you do IVF, due dates often fall within a week of your original due date. Dont ask me why, its just the way they do things. So I am now 35 weeks pregnant, with 35 days left to go! Maybe less!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Cute Pictures of Us...

This one was taken on Christmas Day of '07... oh the skinny days....

This one was taken about a year ago...

This was taken at Greg and Lisa's wedding rehearsal dinner on October 5, 2007...
I love this picture of us, its one of my favorites.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

In's and Out's...

Christmas shopping being done, presents being wrapped and ready to go, hot chocolate, mild weather, m & m's, homemade chocolate chip cookies, not cooking dinner, getting an extra $25 out of Babies R Us, laying on the couch alllllllllll day, getting a new car, not working, not cleaning, not doing dishes, getting our basement almost finished, ice cold water, Christmas music, nice smelling candles, coupons, getting great deals on clothes at Old Navy yesterday, ($10 fleece jackets!!), deep fried turkeys, being organized, chocolate pudding pie, wrapping up in a warm blanket, body lotion, being able to tie my own shoes still, no bills in the mail box and last but not least... my Husband!
Idiot drivers, back pain, not being able to sleep, peeing 5 times a night, tailbone pain, my bladder being used as trampoline or punching bag, my annoying cats that I cant stand at the moment, (anyone want them?), taking ten thousand family pictures during Thanksgiving dinner, not being able to get into bed by myself, rude people that dont move out of the way to let you pass by them in an isle of a store, (cant you see that I am pregnant?!!!!), rude people not saying 'thank you' when you hold a door open for them, kids that run in stores and then run into me, smelly cat litter boxes, football on my TV 24/7 while Chris is home, being hot then cold and people who decorate their homes in different colored, mixed matched and twinkle lights that do not go together...if you are going to do white-do ALL white, if you are going to do colored lights-do ALL colored lights!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Happy Black Friday...

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I think I ate my weight in food yesterday, haha! I'm glad we got to bring home some leftovers so I don't have to cook. For those of you going shopping with all the other psycho people with there 'I'm going to mull you down to save an extra $5' attitudes...good luck! I hope you find some good sales. Chris and I are going shopping tomorrow afternoon. Today we are putting up our winter/Christmas decorations and then we have to go back down to Bolingbrook to have a lunch/dinner with his Dad's side of the family. Good times. Also, today I am 33 weeks pregnant! Not too much longer now, thank GOD! I'd be happy if she came as early as 36/37 weeks, (as long as she is healthy of course). That would be a nice Christmas present, don't you think??!! Well, I'm off to decorate and get ready for the rest of the day. Have fun putting up your tree's and decorations as well!
I added Christmas music to the bottom of my blog. You can just pause the other music and listen to the Chrismas music if you like... enjoy!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Chris and I...

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Already Craped It Up...

The car that is!
I installed the car seat today, put the stroller in the trunk, put the shade on the window, (they are tinted already anyways, but I still put it up), put the mirror on the headrest to see the baby and put all my crap in there too! Aaaaaahhhhhh, feels like my car now! How can someone SO small take up so much room?!!!! Geez....

Monday, November 23, 2009

Our New SUV...

Chris and I bought a Hyundai Santa Fe on Saturday. We got a great deal and traded in my Eclipse. Its a slate blue color, (doesnt show the color really well in these pics for some reason), and we love it! Now I get to crap it up with my stuff and baby stuff! Haha! are a few pictures I took this past Sunday...

32 Week Belly Pictures...

Here are my 32 week pic's from last Friday!

Sunday, November 22, 2009


New outlets and covers put on... check!
Closet door fixed and up... check!
Lets keep rolling Chris...

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Couldnt Wait...

Chris came home early from work yesterday so we decided to do a date night! We went and saw New Moon, which was great! It was just like the book and I loved it. There were, of course, a bunch of screaming little bitches there but oh well. We went to a early show, (4:30), so it wasnt that packed at all. When we got out, there was a line out the freakin door to see it! Anyways, it was good and I cant wait for the next movie, Eclipse, to come out in June! After the movie, we went to dinner and came home. We went to bed at 8:30... or I should say we got into bed at 8:30. I didnt sleep AT ALL last night. I think I fell asleep from like Midnight-2am and then I was up till 6am and then slept till 8am. IT SUCKED!!! I am sooooo tired and ready to not be pregnant anymore. I got kicked, punched, jabbed and head pokes all night long. Maybe it was the Pepsi I drank at dinner?! Well, hopefully I will be able to take a LONG nap today....

Friday, November 20, 2009

Im almost 30, but I dont care...

Im soooooooo F'ing excited to see New Moon!!!!! Hopefully Chris and I will go this Sunday!!! We are waiting till all the little bitches see it so we dont have to hear them screaming throughout the whole movie like we did during Twilight!
I loooooooovvvvveeeee Edward Cullen!
If any of you are looking for GREAT gift ideas for our daughter, I would love her to have one of these....
Or any other outfit! I think they are all cute! They have bibs, t-shirts and other items too...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Where did it go?

Where oh where did my belly button go? Its almost gone. Weird!!! It looks like a butthole now and no I am not going to take a picture of it!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Basement Check List...

Still lots more to do...

Friday, November 13, 2009

Hi, my name is Rachael and I am an addict...

Here is her closet:

Here are her headbands and bows:
Im addicted to buying headbands and bows, but I think she has enough for now...

Here is her sock drawer with her hats and mittens too:

And here are her shoes! I swear she has more than me! I am addicted to buying baby shoes. I just cant help it, I love them!

31 Weeks...

Here I am at 31 weeks...

Sunday, November 8, 2009

My Baby Shower...

My Baby Shower was yesterday and it was a great day! I had a good time and it was so nice to see all my friends and family. Everything was perfect from the food to the decorations. I know everyone had a good time and I really enjoyed myself too! We got SOOOOOOOO MANY gifts and are very grateful to everyone. Our daughter is spoiled rotten already and she isnt even born yet! Her clothes are better than mine! Haha! I cant wait to use everything and dress her up. A BIG Thank You to my Mom, my Aunts- Mary and Diane, my sister Becca, (Butca), and my Grandma for EVERYTHING! You guys went above and beyond for Chris, me and our future daughter...THANK YOU!
Here are some pic's of the big day...

Friday, November 6, 2009

30 Weeks Today and Baby Shower Tomorrow!

Here I am at 30 weeks:

Another 30 weeks picture:

Here I am at 29 weeks:

Here I am at 28 weeks:

And here I am at 27 weeks:

And my baby shower is tomorrow! I cant wait!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

In's and Out's...

My baby shower that is on Saturday, Robert Pattinson and the New Moon movie that I will see in a few weeks, sleeping in, feeling good, donating money to a sick child, Thursday night tv shows, The Real Housewives of the OC starting tonight, getting our basement done, taking walks, sunny days, spending time with Chris, eating leftover Halloween candy, not making dinner, taking naps whenever I want, buying decor for the basement, a tall glass of cold water, having a Pepsi once in a while and peanut butter and jelly toast.
Hearing Christmas music in the stores, comcast, needing to get new glasses, dishes, laundry, annoying cats, finding a couch for the basement, peeing A LOT, heartburn, Chris leaving all the lights on, tax season that is coming up, leg cramps, commercials, missing my job, cleaning, our neighbors cat peeing in our flower pots again and coming up on our deck, having to buy a new car really soon and just waiting for our daughter to come, (I have no patience!).

I have a secret!

Isnt it just killing you, (Mom), that I have another name picked out and Chris and I are not telling anyone!???!! Haha! You'll never guess in a million years! Ne Ner Ne Ner Ne Ner!!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Its November 1st!

I cant believe that we can now say that Christmas is next month! Wow, this year has gone by pretty quick, minus a few loooooooong poopy months. Make your lists everyone and start shopping!

Saturday, October 31, 2009


Happy Halloween Everyone!
Today is my favorite holiday. Chris and I are having Butca and Jake over for dinner and we are just going to hang out and pass out candy. Chris and I carved our pumpkins last night and we will take pictures tonight and post them tomorrow. We are also starting the flooring in the basement today too!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Last Childbirth Class Tonight!

Tonight is our final childbirth class! I am happy b/c the class doesn't end till 9ish PM and I am usually in bed by then! I also feel bad for Chris b/c he has been working really early in the city this past month so he is dog tired by 6pm. I know he enjoys the class and learns a lot though. Anyways, I am glad its the last one!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Busy Day...

Chris and I have had such a busy day already. We went to Best Buy and got more memory cards. Then to Pet Smart to get another cat door for the door in the basement that leads to the back room. After that we went o Kohls so Chris could get more dress clothes and I got some new 'comfy' pants to wear to and from the hospital and I got a few s'more ornaments too! We got $20 Kohls cash to spend too! I think I will buy some pictures frames to hang in the basement. Last, we went to Home Depot to pick up our flooring for the basement and Chris got his new miter saw and a blade with all of his gift cards he received for his bday, (he had like $230 in gift cards!). We still have money left over on them and I think we will buy the base boards with it very soon. Chris has to finish the flooring first, which he is starting next weekend! So now we are laying around, Chris is watching football, (as usual), and I'm in between napping and messing around on the internet and looking at my baby registry! I cant believe my shower is less than 2 weeks away! I cant wait!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

28 Weeks...

Here I am at 27 weeks...

Here I am at 28 weeks, (today!)...
I think I look the same, minus the pj's that are barely holding up on my body! They literly fell down after I took this shot! I guess they are just to big on me!

Your baby has doubled her weight in the past month and is the size of a bag of flour. She now weighs almost 2 1/2 pounds. Her total length is nearly fifteen inches. Your baby's lungs are now capable of breathing air! This is big news. It means if the baby is born from now on, she'll be able to survive with less medical intervention. Your baby's main job right now is to put the finishing touches on major organ systems, such as her brain, lungs, and liver. As you can probably tell, she's also working on gaining layers of fat. Her body fat is about 2 to 3 percent. Your baby's eyes, which were covered by her eyelid folds at the sixth week of development, are capable of opening this week. Her sucking and swallowing skills are improving.

You're getting larger, and as you get larger, you become more uncomfortable. Your legs may ache or cramp, it's hard to get a good sleeping position, and the baby is big enough to give you some sharp kicks to the ribs! Remember that hot weather, standing for long periods of time, or low blood sugar can make you prone to dizziness and fainting. Drink water, and stay in the shade if you're pregnant in the summer. If you know you're having a boy, you and your partner may be battling over circumcision. Consider doing research on the procedure, talking to your baby's future pediatrician for her views, and talking to other parents to see how they resolved the issue.

Fun Facts For Birthday 01/15/2010
Your baby will be born in the Year of The Brown Earth Cow
Half Birthday: July 16
Birthstone: Garnet (Loyalty, Constancy)
Astrological Sign: Capricorn
Birth Flower: Carnation or Snowdrop (Black, Dk. Blue or Red)
This time next year your baby will be 40 Weeks Old!

Your baby will start kindergarten in 2015, be old enough to drive a car in 2026, graduate high school with the class of 2028, and will finish college in 2032, give or take a year. Can you imagine?

Thursday, October 22, 2009

F'ing Basement...

I only have to say that I CANT WAIT for our basement to be done! Im tired of the mess, the guys being here, the non-professionalism and I just want it done! Hurry up Friday night!!! Aaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrr!