Gage's mommy and Gary's wife-This is where I'll post a lot of random pictures, that only hold meaning for me. This is my little life <3
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newsweek:

In an unlikely corner of our solar system, scientists have discovered evidence of what they believe is a subterranean ocean. The water means a tiny moon orbiting Saturn could be one of the few places in the solar system with the right ingredients for life.

The moon Enceladus is only 300 miles wide—it would fit between New York City and Charlottesville, Va. It’s a mini-world with a bright, icy, frigid surface, and it is just one of an astounding 62 moons orbiting the ringed planet. But it is not just a static, boring ice ball. Fractures on the moon’s surface—evocatively named “tiger stripes”—emit jets of frozen water that help form one of the bands in Saturn’s rings.

Ocean as Large as Lake Superior Found on Enceladus, a Tiny Moon Orbiting Saturn

I met my Aunt Anita and Uncle Leon for lunch at Mcallisters Sunday. It was very nice. I haven’t seen them in 14 years. Gage was a doll as always and warmed up to them very quickly. I won’t let that kind of time go by again.. Life is too short. 

In other news..My teeth hurt.. REALLY BAD.. It’s much worse this pregnancy. It doesn’t help that I have had such a sweet tooth this time. Arggghhh..

And here’s a few pics of Gage eating his bunny his Aunt Nita brought him <3


I felt you.
You were a pea. Then a lemon. Then an eggplant.
I followed advice. I read twelve books. I quit coffee.
Could you tell I was scared?

I talked to you, sang to you… I wasn’t ready.

But then you were here.
Ten toes. Eight pounds.
Love.
Big fat love.

I held you. I fed you.
I realized that I would spend my life doing things to make you happy — and that that would make me happy.

And then there are the times I want to give up.
You’ve made me rethink my sanity.
You’ve made me want to fall on my mother’s feet and tell her
that I get it.

But then you smile and you say my name — and you grab my hand with those little fingers.

We’re growing together. We are seeing the world like it’s new.
I will open my heart and love will rain down all over you.
You’ll giggle, and I’ll do it all over again.
And we will walk hand in hand.
Until you let go.

I made you, but you made me a mother.

Fever, sore throat, dry cough………

Crap. Leave me aloneeeeeeeeeee. Being pregnant and sick is the worst because I can not take ANYTHING except tylenol. 

Whatever.. I am not giving in to this. I have stuff to do. I can’t spend another week feeling terrible, and even if I do.. I AM NOT spending it stuck at home and on my bed or couch. 

I have the sweetest husband.

I like Wednesdays. It’s one day short of my weekend, and my mother-in-law always comes and brings me lunch and plays with Gage. She usually wears him out, and that is a BIG deal. We get awesome naps when she leaves. <3

I’m starting to get really excited about moving. I’m letting myself imagine it without letting it torture me to still be here. I don’t hate it here or anything, I just miss my mom and I miss being a part of something. I also really want this for Gary. Now that his job has transitioned into the area of engineering, I know there is more opportunity for him elsewhere.  I want him to go to school, because HE wants to go to school. And I could handle that with 2 babies if I were close to my Mom. At least if I were sick (like this last week) she could come in and be a reinforcement for me.

I think we’ve decided that right after the baby is born, we are going to take out a loan on Gary’s 401k and just move. With 7-8k we could get into a place, pay all our deposits and at least KNOW we would be ok IF it took him a few months to find a job. But I really don’t think it will. 

Ironically, a government inspector that is always encouraging Gary to get into an auto-cad program, is based out of Tampa. I really think he could help him once we are in the area. But right now it would be a conflict of interest since the guy is contracted through USMI. But he sure was quick to give Gary all of his info when he told him we were considering moving to that area. It kind of seemed like a sign?

Change is scary. It just is, but the idea of spinning our wheels too long in one place is even scarier. Especially with a growing family.

I’ve also been thinking about possibly getting into  real estate..(commercial realty). It’s something I seriously toyed with in my late 20’s. I saw a lot of friends go in that direction and even with the economy, they have all done well and love it.. and are STILL able to juggle the family thing.- I just lost my drive at that age. I gained a ton of weight, worked mediocre shitty jobs and didn’t care much about anything. I completely lost myself and all ambition. It’s not anything I’d do immediately but it’s something I’d consider once I felt like my babies are old enough. We’ll see.. Lot’s to think about.. And who knows, maybe that won’t even be necessary. It would be nice to have that kind of security though.  

I don’t have any ideas of grandeur.. but I have ideas.. It doesn’t hurt to entertain the possibilities and the paths that could get you there..

It’s a weird thing when someone ignores you in certain instances, but not others? Hmmm.. I mean, there are some common denominators there, but it’s not really anything I can fix or change. Oh well.

marcelijana:

baby lips on We Heart It.

This stuff makes me incredibly happy. I WILL have them all.

That moment when you catch your husband staring at you, and he tells you that you’re so beautiful. ❤️

I love Thursdays. I can’t stress enough how wonderful it is that my husband works 4 10 hr shifts as opposed to 5 8’s. More places should offer that to their employees, if at all possible. It would be so hard to give our 3 day weekends and Fridays up!!

We managed to do a few things around the house before giving into the TV and the comfy couch. I’m redoing our hall bath. I haven’t actually done a single thing, but I bought my shower curtain, towels, and accessories. My pregnant feet were just worn out. I’ll get around to it. OR.. I will lie on the floor in the hall and tell Gary what to do.😏👍

I know one thing for certain.. There is a large area of beach that is awaiting me this weekend. I intend to enjoy it.. I’m ready to get this house in order for baby #2 and then enjoy the next few months being beach bums and bed buddies. I refuse to be out and about panicking over stuff until the week I give birth this time. I need this to be a peaceful transition!!

Physically I feel good. Better. I feel like my body is working with me instead of against me all of the sudden. It’s weird how much more you pay attention to your body when you hit your 30’s. I sometimes wonder how I used to drink excessively and torture myself. Who knew the key to self preservation is having kids?! Life changing. A very quick lesson in what is important.

You are the habit
that I will spend my lifetime
trying not to break.

My sweet baby boy.

 Going from a family of 3 to 4 is kind of stressing me out. It will be fine once we find a house, but we don’t want to move HERE and then move again to Tampa so we are planning on trying to make it work in this Condo for a little bit longer. We know we will be in Tampa by the end of the year, but it’s hard to make decisions with THIS place knowing it’s temporary. I guess we are going to get a bed tomorrow to put up in the guest room. Most likely a queen. I’m against getting a toddler bed because Gage isn’t ready for it, and I don’t want 2 cribs. He’s kind of in between being a baby and a big boy. I realize he is only 10 months but he has been walking for months and swinging from his crib since he was 4 months old… LOL He isn’t much of a baby, He sleeps in his crib most of the time, but he still ends up in the bed with us for a few hours every night. We NEED a king size bed for our room so BADLY. I guess for now we’ll just put a queen in the 2nd room, and one of us can sleep in there with him if we need to when the baby comes. We’ll be glad we have it bc we HAVE To have 3 bedrooms in our next home. Period. SO at least we’ll have a place for people to sleep. Ok, that’s my crisis right now. Which isn’t much of a crisis.. but I just want my home to function again.

In other news, my mom is coming on the 17th for 2 weeks. YAY!!! I think we may go to Dolphin Island and we’re also going to see Jay for a few days. I’m excited, but that also brings OTHER things to do.. We have to put new tires on the 4 runner tomorrow and get a new windshield. We need a money tree!! Grown up shit just never stops.