Thursday, September 29, 2011

Quick check in

I'm working on a post I'll be putting up tomorrow about my first experience with a midwife. As for now, I am burnt out, this mama to be is going to go take a nap.

Monday, September 26, 2011

6 Weeks!

I went to my regular doctor today and the reconfirmed what the free clinic confirmed for me. That yes I am pregnant. They also took some blood work to make sure that my HCG levels are where they are supposed to be since my last period was a miscarriage. I was worried that might affect this pregnancy. So to ease my fears she went ahead and did the blood work and I should know tomorrow as per the blood work how my body is handling this pregnancy.

What makes me really happy is that my doctor is pro midwives! Which means that all I have to do now is meet with a few of the midwives here in TC and get my hubby on board for an at home birth.  Since he only wants to have one baby then I really want to have this child the way I want to have it. It is not like I don’t understand his concerns and fears of a home birth, but I would not bring it up or want one if I had not done my research on it to begin with. So I really hope that he can look past those so I can have the birth that I want.

Anyway, that’s all the info I have about my little peanut today. Tonight I have Mary Kay: Monday Night Live to go to. Come check out all the awesome holiday deals on my site!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Fall Equinox {baby update}

So with all the excitement of being pregnant and doctor appointments I completely forgot that today is the Fall Equinox! Happy Mabon everyone! To see the correspondences and some of the history of Mabon go here.

Anyways, we are going to do the Fall Equinox ritual on Sunday. I love this holiday. It signifies the beginning of the beautiful season of fall. All the harvests and changing of leaves. The world will be full of color from green to yellow to orange and red. It is such a gorgeous time of year. I have so many ideas running through my head right now that I can’t wait to start working on. I think it is time to break out my goulash recipe and make a huge batch of it.

Another thing I am looking forward to is being pregnant during the winter time.  Currently I am 6 weeks along and my estimated due date is May 19th. So I will be having a spring baby! Oh and on a side note, preggy pops work! At least right now they are. I feel better than I have in days. My first ultra sound is the 6thof October. I am so stoked. I can’t wait to see my little peanut!

So now that I am rambling, I will probably end it here with a 

Thursday, September 22, 2011

life...and then some

These last few days have been totally exhausting and completely awesome at the same time. We helped my friend Bert move from Spokane back to Toppenish until he is able to move in with his boyfriend. Lots of driving, lots of laughing and smiling.

We also found something out over the last few days that have my husband and I both grinning from ear to ear.

Yup, that would be the second positive test we had back to back. Tomorrow I am going to go to my doctor and get it confirmed. What I know for sure is it looks like Disneyland really was magical after all. (insert big cheesy grin here)

I know the first trimester can be scary and I just had a miscarriage, but I want to treat this like I do anything else. I am going to be excited and share my joy with this. I really hope that I go full term with this baby. I would be devastated if I lost this one too.

Right now I am happy. I downloaded one of those apps on my phone to calculate everything from my last period and according to that I should be about 6 weeks along. Which would explain a lot of things going on with my body right now.

I honestly didn't even realize I was two weeks late this time. I've felt for a few weeks like I would be starting any minute now and it never happened. Now I know why. Also morning sickness has kicked in.

Thankfully I am not actually throwing up yet. I am just nauseous. Usually right after I eat breakfast and it lasts all day. You know that feeling you get when your tummy is upset and your mouth kinda feels numb, like your sucking on something really tart, yeah that's how I feel at the moment. Oh and I have heart burn. I have never had heart burn before in my life! I honestly do not like feeling sick and having heart burn, but I am excited for whats to come.

I can not wait to see my doctor and have it confirmed. I am going to try and go to the free clinic tomorrow, since I really do not want to wait till Monday to see my normal physician. I also feel like that will free me up to make up my mind if I want an at home birth before all the appointments really start and it gets out of my control.

Anyways I am rambling, so that is my good news. I promise to keep you all updated as I know more!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Unproductive Day

Here’s a little late night post for ya. 

Shoot I am so tired right now. I got into a really good book last night called Tempest Rising and I just could not put it down. Before I knew it, it was 4 AM and my hubby and I looked at each other and we knew it was waaaaay past our bed time. On the plus side I got to sleep in today. Although I really didn't, it just looked that way on the clock. Since it was almost noon when I finally got up and out of bed. My hubby on the other hand stayed in bed till almost 3! So I made myself a little breakfast and finished my book.

By that time it was time to start getting ready for Monday Night Live with my Mary Kay girls. After a few hours there I am now home relaxing while the hubs BBQ’s up some chicken for dinner. Needless to say even though I had probably thee most unproductive day today I am still really tired and ready for bed. Although I know after I eat I will take Jinxie out for a quick little walk and then cuddle on the couch and watch some Dexter with the hubs. No way are we staying up that late again tonight though.

Tomorrow we head off to Spokane to go help a friend move, so I might take the opportunity to use my new Blogger app on my droid and post a quick little update and maybe some pictures.

So until then…

Saturday, September 17, 2011

I love her...

This is my Jinxie (aka Jinx), she just turned 1 on the 8th. I love how cuddly she is and how she loves to give kisses. She has grown so much in the year she has been with us. She has such the personality. Fun and playful and totally bull headed and stubborn at times.

Jinx loves her cookies and her walks. She absolutely loves her toy dragon auntie Robin bought for her not to long back. She drags it everywhere with her. It is the cutest darn thing ever. 

So Happy Birthday my dear Jinxie!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

A - Z (About Me)

A. Age: 25
                                                                   B. Bed size: Queen
C. Chore that you hate: Folding Laundry.
D. Dogs: I love dogs, I have two of them at the moment.
E. Essential start to your day: um my phone...I am not a morning person, so I usually sit on the couch till I wake up a bit.
F. Favorite color: Greens and Purples
G. Gold or Silver:  Does White Gold count?
H. Height: 5’5"
I. Instruments you play: I used to play the Drums.
J. Job title: Photographer/Mary Kay Consultant/Wife
K. Kids: Not yet, but hopefully soon
L. Live: Tri-Cities, WA
M. Mother’s name: Toni
N. Nicknames: Danni or Stormi
O. Overnight hospital stays:  None yet, came close a few times.
P. Pet peeves:  People who hang up on you when your not done talking. 
Q. Quote from a movie: "Dude!"
R. Right or left handed: Right
S. Siblings: Two younger sisters
U. Underwear: um of course
V. Vegetable you hate: not fond of onions.
W. What makes you run late: my family usually.
X. X-Rays you’ve had: . my teeth and shoulder after my car accident.
Y. Yummy food that you make: my country potatoes, hubby can't get enough of them.
Z. Zoo animal: Panda Bear

Show off your shot...

From The engagement session I did a few weeks ago.

Linking up with Rachel from and then, she {snapped} for:

and then, she {snapped}

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Oh Hai

I'm not ignoring my blog. I swear. I have just been super busy the last few days. The hubs and I had friends staying with us and we were on the go pretty much the last two days.

Something really awesome I want to mention is under the full moon light my group Moon Garden Grove did a little ritual for the hubs and I to help us on our journey to becoming parents. I thought that was so cool of them. The energy of the group was amazing. I had to ground out twice because I was so pumped after it. I honestly can't describe the amazing feeling that you get during ritual, or how hyper I get right after. No matter what it is always like this. It is like I am high on life. I love it.

Anyway, I am out to enjoy a day by myself. No company. No friends (that I know of) are stopping by. Not that I don't love it when they do, but it is nice to have a day to you self every once in a while. Especially since the hubs is at work. That means that I can get more stuff done around the house today! 

Monday, September 12, 2011

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Labor Day Fun

Labor Day was fun, we went to Matt's annual family reunion. I got to see some of his family I had not seen in a while! We sat around and talked and played with the kids and ate lots of FOOD!

Did I mention I got my hair cut? I have not had bangs since I was a sophomore in high school!

They also put a feather in my hair! It's purple and I love it! There was a picky customer before me and I had to wait an hour to get my hair cut. So my awesome hairstylist put in the feather for all my troubles. So worth waiting that hour!

How was your Labor Day weekend.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

I wish I'd Shot you Guest Post

Hey guys! Today I am posting over at Rachell's blog No Mark At All for her I Wish I'd Shot You segment today! I am so glad that Rachell gave me this awesome opportunity to come on her blog and introduce myself to you! Thanks Rachell!

Also don't forget to come back tomorrow for my labor day post!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Really? Yeah, have to say it...

Wow, I do believe I have seen it all now. Where did people’s dignity go? Or has social media made it to easy to cut people down to the core? People used to man up and tell people when something ended, then when text messaging came about it was through that, and now using facebook to do the dirty deed? Come on really? How low can some people get.

Granted I may be talking as a BIG sister, but damn. To break up with someone by changing your facebook status, how low can you get? Where’s the dignity in that? That is beyond cowardly. Instead of picking up the phone or driving down, you used facebook to break a poor girl’s heart. How did you do it? You changed your status from “in a relationship” to “single” and waited for her to see it.

Seriously, is this what the world is coming to? People who can’t man up and face things head on? They have to hide behind text messages and social media sites to tell people what they think of them? Heck it even happens in the blogging world. Those people who hide behind the “anonymous” name to leave cruel, rude comments, telling you how you should be living your life.

One, if I ever have something to say I tell you straight up. I don’t beat around the fucking bush. If I think it is worth mentioning I am the type of person who goes straight to you and tells you about it. Two, if I have to do it online it sure as hell is not under “anonymous”. AND I won’t leave the comment for the whole world to see. I’ll send it in an email and you will know who I am.

I was raised better than to be a coward and hide behind people/the internet. Yes my heart pounds like crazy when I have to get into a confrontation. No, I do not like getting into them and try to avoid/work them out whenever possible. No matter what I tell the truth and you know exactly what I think of you. I don’t sugar coat anything. Just ask my Husband, I can be a total Bitch sometimes, but you always get the truth out of me.

To my baby sister, I am so sorry this douche bag did this to you. I can’t imagine going through a break up over facebook of all places. I love you, and you will get through this. You’re a strong amazing girl, and you deserve so much better than that. 

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Dog Days of Summer

Oh my goddess it is September already!!! Where has the time gone? I know that technically we still have 22 more days of summer left, but damn. It was just starting to feel like summer for me and then BAM it’s already almost over. Now I need to get more things done. My mind is reeling with all the possibilities of what’s to come. My favorite holiday is right around the corner and soon the leaves will be changing color. Although really hatelove racking all those leaves from the three gigantic trees in our yard.

Also fall brings back awesome television shows. I seriously cannot wait for the new season of the Son’s of Anarchy.  After the way they left last season I am seriously chomping at the bit for it to start again!

Also, can not wait to see everyone's ideas for costumes. My friends I got bored the other night and we decided to paint our faces and test out ideas for the Zombie Walk coming up here next month. Another thing to look forward to. 

Without glasses.
  I really hope I have contacts by the time this walk happens!

With glasses.

All three of us. Oliver did both mine and Charm's faces and I did Oliver's. I kinda think he looks like a cross combination of Jack Black in Nacho Libre and the cartoon character in The Princess Frog.