Vacay –

Just droppin by to say that even though I have chock full of thoughts I actually want to blog about, we are on vacation so that’s not likely not to happen :)

Yesterday’s flight was, thankfully, quick and uneventful. I DID NOT get sick, Razz was knocked almost for the whole duration of the flight and Beans was too excited to nap except for the last 15 mins (of course). The exciting part about that flight besides the girls getting to go in the front of the cockpit to ask the pilots to bring them to Disney? I felt Shrimpie flutter!!! Yes, yes I sure did :) By the way, thank you to all of you who have congratulated me…I’ll do my best to keep you up to date.

So, today’s our first full day down here in Orlando…temps are about the same as they are in NJ (go figure). We’re going to grab some bfast and be up and about. I’ll try to post pics on my Flickr/Twitter so you can keep up w/us that way :)

Wordful Wednesday – Shrimpie

To see more Wordful Wednesday entries, check out Angie’s Blog…
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So, I’ve been MIA again for awhile. I have a good excuse, I promise! Actually, I have a whole list of excuses that have been halting me from blogging and just from doing whatever…This list was created about 3 weeks ago on a piece of paper. I’m better for the most part, but here are my excuses in no particular order (some maybe TMI, but…oh wells):

  • So tired and sleepy.
  • Don’t feel like doing anything except laying/lounging on the couch.
  • Always hungry, but can’t always eat because I’m not tasting for anything/nothing tastes good.
  • Everything leaves a weird taste/aftertaste – even water.
  • I get heartburn w/everything.
  • Crazy bout of flatulence/”blocked” bowels…OH JOY! (told you some stuff was TMI)…
  • Always nauseous/gagging…some things that make me gag:
    • BREATHING
    • drinking water
    • smelling food cooking (frying, rice cooking, anything)
    • tomato sauce…yes, spaghetti was a once a week dinner at our house, but not anymore
    • smelling cigarettes/smoke
    • smelling our dish detergent (we don’t have a dishwasher so I haven’t been able to wash dishes…poor pDaddy.)
    • taking a shower
    • brushing my teeth

    So what, prey tell, had me in this bad of shape from Mid-January to early March (and even a little now)? If you haven’t been able to deduce what was causing all that, I present to you, Shrimpie:

    Shrimpie @ 12w3d

    shrimpie 12w3d


    That was taken on Friday, 03.12.2010 when Shrimpie was 12weeks and 3days. At this point, we are at 13weeks and 1 day. We are due on 09.21.2010. Another September baby just like Razz :) Beans and Razz are ecstatic and already rub my protruding belly saying “Hi Shrimpie” and “I love you Shrimpie”.

    I’m feeling better than that list above (which I created on 02.24.10(and yes, my name is Stephanie, nice to meet ya!). That list was how I was feeling from 6-10/11 weeks. I’m not over all of those things yet – I still gag when brushing my teeth, taking a shower and just at random times. I still can’t wash the dishes and I haven’t been able to bathe the girls b/c that makes me gag too. Poor pDaddy has really had to step up his game and he has. I couldn’t even help him shovel all that crazy snow from February’s storms. Anyway, I am better even though I still don’t like the smell of certain things, but at least I can drink water now and am not as exhausted – I’ll take what I can get!

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    In other news – we finally get to leave for Disney tomorrow. We were supposed to go in the middle of February, but our flight got cancelled due to one (of many) snowstorms. I was acting upset about that, but was deep down relieved. Can you imagine me at that time going to Disney? I would have been miserable at the “happiest place on earth”! Anyway, I hope I don’t get sick on the plane and can handle all the walking. Though I haven’t gained too much weight as reflected on the scale, I’m already showing. I look like I’m about 6 months instead of 3 months pregnant…

    Here’s to a long hot summer and a happy, healthy baby come September :)

Snow, Snow Go Away…

Yup, it’s me, I’m back…well, for now ;) I know, so much for my goal of blogging more often, huh? I’ll get back into the swing of things soon, I hope…

Anywho…If you’ve been watching the news, you know the East Coast/Mid-Atlantic Region has been getting MORE than their fair share of snow this season. Granted Maryland/Virginia have been getting it worse than we here in NJ, but we have our broken records here and there as well.

I usually love the snow…It gives such a nice ambiance of bright white to the usual cold and dead looking trees and such. It kind of breaks the bleakness of Winter. Plus, it gives us an excuse to play outside in the bitter cold. But, when a Blizzard is the cause for our airline to CANCEL our flight en route to the “Happiest Place on Earth” – I am more Grumpy (Dwarf) than I am Happy (Dwarf). We were supposed to leave this morning to head to Orlando/DisneyWorld, but yesterday’s blizzard caused airport delays and eventually, our flight got cancelled. We ended up cancelling our hotel and car rentals too. Thankfully, people understood and didn’t penalize us for cancelling our hotel/car reservations – though pDaddy was on the phone w/them for almost an hour making sure we didn’t get the penalty charge.

So now, instead of being at Disney enjoying the weather and watching the girls’ excitement, I’m working in cold, snow covered NJ.

At least the girls are still making the most of it here – even though they’re not in their Princess Dress Up attire and won’t be able to meet their favorite characters for a while longer…(we are hoping to rebook our vacation to next month. let’s hope no more storms or blizzards make their way toward our vacation days).

You Capture – Happiness!

This week’s challenge was to capture Happiness…To see other participants, check out Beth over at ishouldbefoldinglaundry.com.

Here are a few things that make me happy and show happiness too!
these make me happy
School Supplies: I loves me some FINE / EXTRA FINE point pens and recycled paper/notebooks. Even back when I was in High School (early 90s…yes, I know…that’s waaaaay back), I used recycled looseleaf paper. I got the pens and notebook from the Philippines – they are all of the above and cute too!

Hello Kitty: Anything Hello Kitty / made by Sanrio. I used to be such a Sanrio junkie that my one wall had NKOTB posters (*GASP*) and the other was a wall full of Sanrio characters and staionery.

Rubik’s Cube:
My new/old toy…again. I can still only do 1 side, but I know there’s a YouTube tutorial out there somewhere.

Crackberry: Enough said.

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Beautiful Beaches – another thing that makes me smile from ear to ear. This is one of the resorts we stayed at while on vacation in the Philippines last month. Resort: BOHOL BEACH CLUB – Bohol, Philippines
beautiful beach

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Getting a pic w/one of my favorite singers from the Philippines, Gary V (Gary Valenciano). Yup, that qualifies as something that makes me happy too! This was also from our Philippines trip…on the stage of “Wowowee” – a noon time variety show in the Philippines. Let’s ignore my overly cheesy smile and shiny face, shall we? Thanks ;)

w/Gary V on stage @ Wowowee

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And of course, seeing these smiles make me happiest of all :)

Razz in her spotlight @ OneMGM – Boracay, Philippines
happy razz@ boracay

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Beans enjoying her time in the spotlight @OneMgm – Boracay, Philippines
happy beans @ boracay

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I never got to play in the rain when I was kid (something about getting sick easily and overprotective parents), but these 2 sure make it look like a lot of fun!

Razz & Beans @ Casa Pillar Beach Resort – Boracay, Philippines
playing in the rain

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pDaddy and his youngest…@ Razz 2nd Birthday Dinner
father-daughter moment

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Happy Sisters
@ Razz 2nd Birthday Dinner
happy girls!

Back to Reality

We got back from vacation late Tuesday night (flight came in at 11:35pm after travelling for over 24 hours)and back to work on Wednesday. We’re jet lagging like crazy – 12 hour difference takes it’s toll, you know! I have tons of pics and vids to sort through and hopefully will do a “travel” blog recapping our adventures for 3 weeks in the Philippines…stay tuned.

But first things first, I’d like to announce that Little Miss Razz poopied in the pottie this morning! She peed once before we left for vacation and didn’t really attempt it again until this morning! She just gave 9/11 a happier meaning :)

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To those who perished, RIP. To those left behind, stay strong.
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PS – WHERE did the summer go? I know before we left, we were finally feeling the summer heat, but I’m hearing it lasted all of 2 weeks? Today, it’s 60s and raining???