Apologies and Information

Whoo… I can’t believe I haven’t posted since September 😦 I am SO sorry…

Of course, a lot has been going on and getting on here to post hasn’t been the first thing on my mind. Obviously.

A short run-through of events? Sure!

Got hired at a clothing store in July? Check.

Attended AMAZING Alice Cooper/Motley Crue concert with my parents and Jarrett in October? Check!

Started working as a substitute teacher in our area in November, so I left the job at the clothing store? Check!

Had several doctor appointments and our 4D ultrasound? Check!

Started planning my baby shower (because I have control issues and want to make sure everything is done the way I think it it should be done)? Check!

Began planning my vacation to Branson, Missouri with my parents for the few days before Christmas? Check!

Work, work, work? Save money, save money, save money? Check!

I really have been up to quite a few things over the past couple of months. Finding and getting settled into a decent job that will actually keep bills paid, etc. has been more difficult than it should have been. I have an awesome work history and all of that, but most people in my area can’t afford to pay me what I should be being paid. That’s pretty stinkin’ lame. Therefore, I moved into an all new field of job. Hopefully this will prove fruitful. I’m not a fan of 100% relying on Jarrett.

As of tomorrow, my baby shower is one month away and we will have a whole crap ton of stuff to do. Technically, my mom, Jarrett’s mom, and my mom’s best friend are “throwing the shower for me”, but that doesn’t really seem to be how it’s going. Like I said above, I have control issues, so I want to make sure it all goes the way I want it to, haha.

I know this didn’t really say too much of… Well, anything, but I do have to end this here. I need to be getting to bed since I have to wake up at 6 AM to be at school at 7:30 AM. Another long day of children with bad attitudes 😛 I am working at my mom’s school though, so I’ll get to spend my lunch break and “prep period” with her. That’s always a nice perk.

I hope everyone has had a great autumn so far! I’ll leave my favorite of Bodhi’s 4D ultrasound pictures at the bottom so everyone can see it 🙂

Kylee

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REVEAL PARTY!

Our gender reveal party was tonight!

I don’t really have any filler because I’m just TOO STINKIN’ EXCITED!

Jarrett and I got our wish! IT’S A BOY! You have NO idea how happy we are!

Here are a few pictures from our night. I tried to only include ones of Jarrett and I since I don’t have permission from any of our family or friends to put their pictures on my blog.

These are the important ones anyway:

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This is when we opened our box! Obviously, blue balloons popped out!

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Proof of our happiness 😀 I love him so much!

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This is my favorite from tonight! Jarrett is holding our balloons, of course and I have the ultrasound pictures that proved that our little guy is, well, a guy. This now both of our profile pictures on Facebook, haha.

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Anyway, he already has a name, which some of you might know since I posted our possibilities on the “About Us” page.

His name is Bodhi H C E.

Obviously, you don’t get to know the whole thing, guys, but I’ll tell you more about his name.

Bodhi has been a love of mine for years. I’m incredibly lucky that Jarrett ended up loving it too! It’s pronounced boh-dee. This is the original spelling of the name, which is Sanskrit and means “awakened, enlightened”. I like that is sounds nice and southern, but has that hippie vibe that’s so… Me. Jarrett likes that aspect too. It fits our little family perfectly.

H is my maternal grandfather’s name. He was the only constant grandparent I had (my nana lived 6 hours for most of my life, my paternal grandmother doesn’t like my family and paternal grandfather’s wife didn’t like his kids, only her own…) and he passed away in December of 2012. I told myself that if I ever had a son I’d name him after my grandfather, who’d always LOVED the idea of having a H L S the Second. Jarrett REALLY likes his name and even suggested that we use it as a first name. I just… Don’t know if I could say H every day without feeling a bit sad. Middle name it is!

C is Jarrett’s older brother. He’s a Corpsman in the Navy and a very devoted husband and father. He is Jarrett’s ultimate  best friend. He was Jarrett’s rock while they were growing up and even though he probably doesn’t know it, I will be forever grateful for who he helped Jarrett become.

There you go. All of the info. It’s late and I would greatly enjoy an eight hour nap!

Thank you all for reading and I hope you have a FANTASTIC day tomorrow!

Kylee

Excitement is Building!

It’s Saturday night.

On Thursday morning, we had our awesome, big ultrasound and got to see a lot more amazing pictures of our wee one. They also saw the gender! However, we’re having a really fun “gender reveal” party Tuesday evening, so no one knows. No one at all 😀

We. Are. So. Excited.

As it gets closer, I don’t know why in the world we decided to wait. It’s starting to get ridiculous, haha.

Since I can’t really tell you too much about that at this very moment, I’ll just show you the newest ultrasound. We did get one that actually showed Wee One’s face, but we’re keeping it for ourselves. Our parents have the picture on their phones and such, but we didn’t share it on Facebook or any of that junk, so I guess I won’t post it here either.

Here you go!

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Also! I started my new job a little while ago.

As I believe I said on one post, it’s a very small part time job at a clothing store. It’s not much at all, but its something. Jarrett and I are thinking that I should find another small part time job like this one until the baby comes. He doesn’t want me to work WAY too much while I’m pregnant. He’s working towards getting a job at the nuclear plant in our area, which would (of course) pay TONS more than he’s making now and offer amazing insurance. Once the baby is born, I’ll replace one of the part time jobs with a bigger job, or (if he gets hired at the nuclear plant) I’ll quit one of the part time jobs and only work a little until the baby is about six months old or so. Jarrett is comfortable with that option as well. I SERIOUSLY hope things can work out in that manner…

Anyway, I am so tired I could literally pass out, sooo… I think I’ll do that. Sundays are my only guaranteed day off and I plan on being incredibly lazy tomorrow.

Kylee

Impatience and ADD

You know, when I was younger, I was known for being impatient and for having the shortest fuse on the planet. As I got older, I decided that I should probably change those things. It definitely wasn’t the best way to be viewed as a “good person”, or whatever.

Now, I do believe I have morphed into what some might call a “very nice Southern lady”. To some, that may not seem like a huge compliment, but for someone who’s Arkansas bred, born and raised, that’s a pretty great one.

Lately, I feel myself reverting back to “the old ways” and needless to say, I’m not very excited about that aspect. I had sort of hoped that all of those not-so-great things that every movie and TV show says happen when you’re pregnant didn’t actually happen. Seems like they do and in full force. BAH. I’m tired of it.

I feel so terrible for Jarrett. I really do think I’m constantly mean to him. Of course, he says I’m not, but this is the perfect time to give out a little white lie to make me feel better, hm?

I’ve been filling out paperwork for this new stinkin’ job, which I get one form at a time over email. It takes FOREVER and I’m SO tired of doing it. I literally keep almost NOT doing it just because I find it so aggravating. The problem? Jarrett would be so disappointed in me if I messed it all up. They already told me I have the job AND they offered me for an hour than I thought they would. Mind you, it’s not as much as I’ve been making at my past couple of jobs, but it’s still decent. I’ll  make… Barely nothing, but this job is NOT meant to be my only job. Jarrett (and his mom) are worried about me overworking myself while I’m pregnant, but only working ten hours a week might as well not be working at all in my eyes.

Due to the fact that Jarrett and I don’t live together right now (I got sick, my dad worried himself nearly to death and asked me to move back “home”), our goal is obviously to be in our place before the kid comes. That’ll probably be at the end of January if what my doctor said at my last appointment is true (i.e. the whole “I think you’re 16 weeks along, not 14” thing). That doesn’t give us a whole lot of time since it’s nearly holiday season and I “owe” my parents a chunk of cash.

Blah, blah, blah.

Do you like my rant? It’s already bothering me AND my ADD is kicking me in the face.

Basically, I’m about to start a completely pointless job. For damn sure. They money is going to be basically pointless until I fill that “second job position”. I have an application filled out for my favorite local bar, but how would that work? Me being a pregnant waitress at a bar that has live bands each day of the weekend? Who knows?

My next post will probably be the “I started the new job and it’s as ridiculous as I thought it was going to be” post. The next one or two after that should be worth something though. I have another OB/GYN appointment on the first Thursday of September and they’re supposed to be checking for the gender of our wee one then. Jarrett and I decided to get the doctor to tell our moms the gender instead of us so we can have one of those super fun “gender reveal” parties the following Tuesday. I REALLY hope all of that goes as well as it could…

Whoo. There you all go. Have a great night 🙂

Kylee

Baby Bear’s First EVER Picture!

As I’m sure you can all gather, I haven’t posted much this past month because everything has been a bit hectic. With all of the sickness and the exhaustion, I haven’t really felt like typing some huge post about sleeping too much and eating a lot of very small meals so I don’t turn into Linda Blair from The Exorcist.

Anywho, over the past week or two, I’ve begun to feel a lot better, although I’m sore and tired most of the time. Today was the first time I went to actually see my OB/GYN. So far I’ve only been going to the local Health Department. It was a WONDERFUL doctor’s visit.

I was told they just wanted to go over everything, et cetera, but when Jarrett and I got there, they told us that they actually wanted to do our first ultrasound! Our first reaction was, “Oh, crap… Our moms aren’t here!” However, I quite enjoyed the idea that Jarrett and I got to see our “Little Bit” for the first time by ourselves. 🙂 It just seems so sweet that way.

Here’s the picture!

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I apologize for the size, but you can’t really see anything otherwise. It’s sort of a funny picture. Our Baby Bear was pretty much balancing on its head! The little wing-looking things at the top of the picture are its feet. It had its ankles crossed and its arms behind its head, like it was just… Chillin’ upside-down! Hahaha, leave it to our kiddo to be a tiny weirdo even in utero. (That was quite a few words ending in O…)

The doctor also said that it’s actually a little bigger than it should be for 14 weeks, so he’s thinking I might actually be 16 weeks along instead. At my next appointment, they’ll be able to tell me for sure and give me a much more accurate due date.

Whoo…

It’s been one crazy month, for sure. We’ve tried to refrain from buying much of anything until we find out the gender. So far, all we’ve got so far is an adorable, whale-shaped bathtub, a set of receiving blankets covered in foxes (<3!), and my mom bought our first onesie! It says “Guns N Roses, Sweet Child O’ Mine”, which has HUGE meaning for she and I. I’m in love!

On a more “about me” note, I’ve had two interviews for a very small part time job at a popular clothing store here in my hometown. It’ll end up being my “second job” since it’ll only be able 10 hours a week for the most part. I’m still in the hiring process of hiring at the “closer to full time” job. I’ll probably work 45 hours a week. Go me!

Thank you so much for reading all of this! I’ll try to start doing a better job of keeping the blog updated.

Kylee

Baking a Bun

 It has been EXACTLY a month since I’ve been here and I’m ashamed. I do have valid reasons for being absent though. A LOT has gone on, so much that I can’t remember every little thing that’s happened…

There is ONE thing that I’m absolutely sure that I won’t forget though 😀

I am very happy (and a little afraid) to announce that Jarrett and I are going to have a little bundle of (sure to be) adorable baby at the end of this coming winter, also known as the beginning of 2016.

It was incredibly unexpected, but that doesn’t mean that we aren’t VERY excited!

At this point, that’s really all I can say because we really don’t know a whole bunch else. According to when my last yadda yadda yadda, I’m about 10 weeks along. That means that until we’re told differently, I should be due about half way through February. Spiffy fun times!

There you go, my big news. I hope you enjoyed it! Keep reading if you’d like more updates, I guess.

Goodnight!

Kylee

The Perfect Morning

The first thing I want to do in the morning is soak in a wonderfully scalding, bubbly bath with… Candles that smell like honeysuckle, or maybe gardenia all around the room. I want to sip on a glass of my favorite moscato (which has an incredibly Italian name that I can remember how to spell at the moment), while I squeezed my eyes closed and listen to the Civil Wars, or other similar mellow indie music.

I want to relax. I want reflect on the day I’m about to have, plan it all out in my head so I feel like I’m in control. That’s important to me, being in control. It seems like everything has been crazy lately and I’m just exhausted. I don’t micromanage, that’s a promise, but I really do enjoy having a plan and doing my very best to stick to it.

I want to… Sit on my hugely comfortable couch in an incredibly soft sweater and drink an enormous mug of overly-sugar Earl Grey tea (instead of coffee, I’m a tea kind of lady). I want to spend my early morning watching a terrible romantic drama/comedy on Netflix instead of being productive. I swear, by 11 AM, I’ll be doing my “chores”, but… Mornings are for enjoying sunshine, those last couple of minutes on the cool side of the pillow before you get out of bed, and those comfortable “I’m so glad I woke up beside you” hugs.

This entire… Gaggle of nonsense was birthed by a plate of cantaloupe that I had as a snack at 1 AM. I don’t necessarily know why. I was also watching this cute little romantic comedy called One Small Hitch. I would recommend it to any lonely, or ridiculously happy-in-their-relationship female.

It is now 2 AM though, my movie has ended and I’ve turned on Roseanne reruns. I feel like it’s probably time to try and sleep. I’ve tried before. It didn’t work then, probably won’t work now, but I’ll try anyway.

Goodnight, all!

Kylee