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

Fly, Bella : Updated

If you’re an actual follower, which I can’t really expect many to be, really, I’m sure that you noticed that I   changed a few things around Fly, Bella. Mainly the theme, of course. I wanted things to be a bit more… Colorful around here. Being a bit hippie-ish and the daughter of an elementary art teacher, I was always surrounded by color, at least in my own mind and personal wardrobe.

Besides the theme, I added links to where you can find me at other points of social media: Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. Maybe you’ll  find some of those super interesting. Who knows? You’ll find those to the left of the page, under the “Find Me” portion, directly under my email address. Right underneath “Find Me”, you’ll see my four most recent Instagram photos, that way you can see into a bit of my personal world. If you skip down a bit more, you’ll see a spiffy little box that’s currently counting down to Jarrett and mine’s six month “anniversary”. To be honest, I couldn’t think of anything else to count down to at the moment. Our trip to Tennessee is after our “anniversary” (and I’m not 100% on the dates for that trip…), so I figured that would fit just fine.

I guess those are the only real changes around here. Now, I edited my “About Me” page a week or so ago, then changed some junk on the “Find Me” page yesterday, but mostly, just took stuff off.

There really isn’t much else to discuss at the present time. I mean, Jurassic World was really good last night. Jarrett loved it and the surprise at the end was pretty cool, so nothing negative to say there at all, but… That’s about it.

I hope you all have a great rest of your afternoon! Thanks so much for reading all of my pointless junk!

Kylee

Happy Birthday, Kole!

Today is literally day nine of being stupidly sick. Luckily, the migraine is nearly gone, but the stomach pain? No. Getting sick? No. And now, I feel like someone beat me with a baseball bat. I am SO sore. I feel like I’ve had the flu for a month. Worst part? Doctors seem to be nonexistent right now and I hate to be dramatic enough to go to the ER. It’s damn near to that point though, I’m so tired of being… Tired.

Most importantly though, today is my handsome nephew’s third birthday 😀 I simply cannot believe that it  has already been three years since I held him for the first time. He used to be so little and adorable, now he’s HUGE and so funny and he likes fried pickles as much as I do.

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This picture is from just about a week ago, when he won a sheep-riding contest at a rodeo. Mind you remember that my sister and brother-in-law live in Texas and think that’s the coolest thing. Me? Not so much, really.

Also, tonight is the premier of Jurassic World (the movie, obviously) and we’re going to the 8:15 PM show  at the local theater. Jarrett is ridiculously excited for it. He was one of those guys that grew up with Jurassic Park t-shirts, plastic dinosaurs all over the place, and a love for ancient stuff. I’m happy to go watch it with him just because he’s looking forward to it so much.

Speaking of movies and such, I’d just like to say that Netflix is annoying the heck out of me as of late. I can’t seem to ever find a single stinkin’ thing to watch, nothing is very entertaining, and I get tired of it acting like I like insipid movies about sorority girls because I watched Legally Blonde one time. Currently, I’m watching James and the Giant Peach. Of course, this isn’t one of the annoying things on Netflix. I grew up watching this movie and it’s one of my favorites, for sure. Can you imagine how GREAT that peach smelled, being that big? I think I’d pass out from pure pleasure. Every single time we walk by the boxes of peaches in the grocery store, Jarrett and I pause to just inhale for a minute or two. I love that smell so much. There might not be anything better at all.

I guess I’ll go ahead and end this here. It’s pretty much all drivel anyway. Nothing of real importance. I’ll try to find something awesome to write about next time, but for now, I bid you adieu!

Kylee