Monday, December 26, 2011

1 more day...

Wow. It has been a VERY long time since I have updated this thing. I guess the best excuse would be that I have been busy, but that is only half true. I have also been lazy. So where to start?

In the past 5 weeks I have had two wonderful baby showers, celebrated Thanksgiving and Christmas, finished the school semester, and finished a nursery! Oh and most importantly, I have finished growing a baby! I feel like a real stud. You know what the most exciting thing about her being fully developed is? The fact that by Wednesday night, she will be in my arms! That's right people, if you haven't caught on yet, Mike and I are having a baby!

In the past couple of weeks I have been going to my doctor every week and have been making some progress. My most recent appointment was last Monday and I was "a good 2, maybe 3 cm dilated, and 80% effaced." How exciting... it's almost like my body is ready to get her out! Last Thursday I started having some very serious and very painful contractions... I was convinced I was about to start labor, but nothing ever evolved. They continued on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. I was so convinced I would go into labor on Christmas eve and spend Christmas in the hospital. Seeing as how I absolutely did not want that to happen, I was convinced it would. That would have been so typical of our daughter to come on the only day that I didn't want her to. Luckily, she was obedient and stayed in. I'm not sure who she got the obedience from cause it's definitely not a trait that Mike and I carry.

Christmas was wonderful. We were able to spend it with Mikes family and my family... which really made it perfect. Santa must have also been convinced that Madeline would be here because he brought her some really nice gifts! She tricked everyone. (By Santa, I clearly mean the grandparents, Aunts, and Uncles.)

Mike was even nice enough to buy a big FAKE tree for us, since I am allergic to the real kind.

We also got a very nice camera for Christmas, so I am ALL about pictures... Which is great, that just means this blog is going to be overloaded with pictures of Madeline from here on out!

Mike and I got a little carried away in the "nesting" phase, which is probably a good thing, because it allowed us to completely prepare ourselves for Madeline's arrival. We finally finished her nursery and we LOVE it! It seems a little bland because we weren't able to paint the walls... but it is perfect in person. So here it is...

This is just a little piece of "art" that I did, so her walls had a little more color.
We also added some photos and wrapped them in yarn...

I am totally obsessed with her crib and bedding... but my newest obsession is the canvas that "Ella" (Madeline's Cousin) made for Madeline. It is inspired from the book "Guess How Much I Love You" - also from "Ella"

Now that we have her nursery completely done and everything else ready for her, we can't wait for her to get here... Hopefully I will be able to update the blog by the end of the weekend and let everyone know how much Mike and I are enjoying life as parents. 

Hopefully everyone had a Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

So I know I complain a lot about being pregnant... frankly, just because it sucks, but the worst part about being pregnant isn't the whole "being a host" thing. It's the getting up every 2 minutes to pee that I have the real issue with! I am the size of a cow, clearly I just want to be lazy - and having to get up frequently is getting in the way of this mess.

So let's see ... 42 more days until Madeline is here! Mike and I would probably be a lot more excited about this but....

  1.  We really haven't gotten entirely too much for her. We plan on getting it all after the baby showers, but still we feel like total slackers. Especially when I am getting friendly reminders from to install my car seat..... What carseat?!
  2. We are really not excited because we made a terrible, huge, mortifying mistake... and we REALLY regret it! Okay before you get worried that I am referring to Madeline, I am not. I am referring to the stupid decision we made to watch a view of a woman giving birth. It was disgusting. I have no clue why I suggested we do it. I guess out of curiosity. Regardless, watching the video has made me realize that Madeline is more than welcome to stay in the womb, forever.
On a better note, this semester is almost over! I have been extremely busy studying, writing papers, and doing a genetics project. I am supposed to create my own plasmid DNA... I don't really see the point, I mean I made an ENTIRE PERSON! I feel like I have more than earned an A in that class. 

These next few weeks will be really exciting though. This weekend Mike and I have a date night at the Aquarium for his work... did I mention that it is open bar? Ah, if only... Nonetheless I am really excited about going to the aquarium,, but i'm not too sure how I feel about being the largest mammal in the aquarium this time around. (Yes, including the whales).

This weekend Mikes mom is throwing us a baby shower, and I am very excited about that! Then the following week is Thanksgiving, and then another baby shower.... not to mention finals. So I should have PLENTY to update everyone on!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

No Shave November!

I think it goes without saying, I am a slacker.... I really suck at keeping this blog updated. Things with school are so crazy right now that this isn't much of a priority. So lets see, I am 32 weeks pregnant! How am I feeling? Excited! Exhausted. Forgetful. Sick. It's crazy to think that in 8 weeks Mike and I will be parents. We are so not ready....

So I guess there is a lot to catch everyone up on... We are having twins!
Just kidding, but that's what everyone seems to think due to my large stomach. Mike and I went to the mall today and within 15 minutes about 10 different people had managed to come up to me and talk about the obvious fact that I am pregnant. Out of the 10 people, 8 of them had something very offensive to say. At this point, I have accepted the fact that I am one big pregnant lady, and I have gotten used to these comments. Mike however, has not. This was Mike's first time hearing the rude and inconsiderate things that some people have to say. He almost lost it! He finally decided he had had enough when a shoe saleswoman with a voice prosthesis stopped us and asked when I was due, I told her December 28th. She then responded oh wow, you are having twins! I just kind of laughed it off and told her that we were just having one... but Mike wasn't laughing. He was in shock, and extremely irritated. We left the mall immediately after... It really was funny though.

So here is a picture of me at 32 weeks: (pregnant with only one child!)

Aside from me getting bigger by the minute, we have been doing a lot of other things. Mainly studying for me, and working for Mike, but we have managed to fit a few fun things in between all the hard work. Last weekend was Halloween and we went to our friends party. We told everyone we were parents from the show "Teen Mom" - clearly a far stretch from the truth, since I am 21! We also carved pumpkins, Michael took this extremely seriously. He made sure I did it correctly, but I guess it worked out for the best because here are our pumpkins:

I did Linus, and Mike did this crazy scary man. As his mom would put it, "A scary Homer Simpson". This probably explains why we didn't have any trick or treaters, but that's okay, because Madeline LOVES Halloween candy!

We have also been working pretty hard at getting the nursery ready for her, and when I say hard, I mean it! I bought a mobile kit off of Etsy, because I thought that it was the cutest thing in the world! Little did I know that it was going to be such a pain in the butt to put together... It took me a good two days and probably a total of 4 hours to get everything together, but it was totally worth it, because I LOVE it!

Aside from a few other things, we really haven't been up to much. I have been starting to feel a lot more pregnant lately though. Not to mention, that I am one of the lucky ladies who has developed stretch marks. Seriously, if you get lost in Atlanta, Call me, because I have what looks to be a map of Georgia growing across my stomach. Another major issue with being pregnant, I can't shave for the life of me... It feels like a very intense workout when I try, and then when I am done, it looks like I let a 4 year old take a razor to my legs. How. Embarrassing. Thankfully it is No-Shave-November, so I have an excuse to slack! In the next couple of weeks we have a lot of exciting things happening, like baby showers, Thanksgiving, and finals!
So I will have a lot of pictures and a lot to write about. I promise to be more consistent.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sunday - Runday...

Ever heard of the term Sunday-Funday?!  Well if you haven't, I have taken the liberty of finding the urban dictionary definition for you:

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By celebrating the "Sunday Funday" you can extend your weekend festivities just a little longer before hanging up your party pants. This day typically starts out with mimosas or bloody marys aka hair of the dog. It then typically continues through out the day until you find yourself wasted by about 6:30ish. Since the "Funday" ends early enough, you can rest assured that you will go to bed aka pass out early enough to be perfectly refreshed for work on monday morning.
Basically Sunday funday is just an excuse for college students to have a little more fun on their weekend, some college students even think it is better than a Thursday night... I would agree. However, it has been so long, that I forgot what a REAL Sunday-funday is... but what the hell, I'll go ahead and brag about mine anyways!
This Sunday morning, Mike and I woke up completely (not) hungover, probably because we went to bed at 11 the night before. Yes, 11. Yes, on a Saturday night. Try not to judge though, because believe me, when you are pregnant, 11 feels like you've been partying all night! Mike clearly has no excuse.... After we managed to make our way out of bed at about 8:30, we made pancakes for breakfast. Then the fun really began! We decided to enjoy this beautiful fall day, and go to Chattahoochee National Park. I was feeling adventurous, so we decided to go hiking. Once we were done with the hike, we got back on the main trail with all of the other runners. It must have been something about watching a bunch of older out of shape people running, that made me feel compelled to also "run". It took me a few minutes to convince Mike to run with me, but he finally gave in. I don't think he has ever been more embarrassed in his life. First of all I looked ridiculous running with my giant belly. Secondly - Everyone was watching, waiting for Madeline to fall out with every strut, and third of all he probably looked like a real asshole for letting his pregnant wife run around. Oh, did I mention how slow my run was? Mike could power walk at my running pace.... That is a pretty tough pill to swallow, considering I was playing college soccer about 7 months ago. Talk about a wake up call... I am slowly transitioning from athlete - to cow - to mom.
After we got done "running", we went home and cleaned, I studied, and then we went grocery shopping and cooked dinner, then I returned to studying. Talk about a CRAZY sunday! We really live on the edge now days. I didn't even mention the most challenging and rigorous part of my day.... shaving. Wow talk about a work out. It is REALLY hard to do, when you have a giant belly in your way. Luckily, it is getting cooler, so I can slack on that.

On another note, only 8 more weeks until Madeline is FULLY developed and I can pop the little nugget out! I couldn't be more excited... A lot of women say that they love being pregnant. Well I love NOT being pregnant. Growing a baby is about as fun as ironing.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Things that you should NEVER say to a pregnant lady....

Since this blog is titled oops, what is more appropriate to talk about other than an "Oops" moment....
Lately, there have been a lot of Oops moments going on around me. Specifically, people saying things that they just shouldn't say. More specifically things that people should never say to a VERY HORMONAL and VERY EMOTIONAL pregnant lady....

1) Wow, you look huge.
2) Omg, I saw your picture, you have gotten so big!
3) I was your size... When I was 9 months pregnant
4) When are you due? It looks like you are about to bust
5) Are you having twins?

Just a warning, if you see me, and feel the need to say one of these things, it is in your best interest to keep your mouth shut. First of all it is extremely rude and insensitive. Second of all, I am growing a baby! I'm supposed to be huge! I'm pretty sure that just means Madeline is healthy, and if I have to put on a TON of weight in order for her to be healthy, that is just fine with me. However I don't need a reminder from you. My pants remind me every morning that I am big, and that is all the reminding that I need.

Although I must admit, it is comical how emotional I can be sometimes (all the time). I was having the worst day every yesterday and I hadn't even gotten on campus yet... To put icing on the cake, I got to campus and was walking up the stairs. When I got to the top of the stairs I saw my friend. He just looked at me and made a comment about my large size. I feel really bad for the next part, because I probably gave him the most hateful look he has ever seen, and started bawling my pregnant little eyes out. Talk about embarrassing... These hormones are out of control. Michael is a saint for putting up with me. 

On the bright side, I am in my THIRD and FINAL trimester, and it feels like such a short time before we get to meet this little disco dancer that has been hanging out in my womb for the past several months. I think it goes without saying that we can't wait! Hopefully these next weeks fly by!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

In the Middle

About time I updated this thing....
I know, I have really been slacking on the whole blogging thing, but in my defense I have been extremely busy, with life. All I do is go to school, study, eat, and sleep. What would I like to do? Go to school, occasionally study, and frequently come home and down Margaritas! Now that would be the life! I really haven't had anything to write about except Organic Chemistry and Genetics... neither of which would be interesting to you, I assume.

Mike and I have been living a VERY exciting life. In the past month we have gone to a crafts festival, gone for walks in the park, registered for baby stuff, put together all of Madeline's furniture for her room, and consistently gone to bed (no later than) 10:30.... Ha, one night I was passed out by 8:30. I always imagined I would be going to bed at 8:30 when I was the ripe age of 21. Yeah, maybe 8:30 a.m.

So proud of him for putting it all together! Stud!

You know how I know we are lame? We are way to excited about putting together Madeline's room. Today we got a package from my Grandma and Cousin, it was of the bedding from Pottery Barn Kids that I have been dying for, and it made our entire week! It was extremely sweet and thoughtful, so I just wanted to give a shout out if they are reading this!
Here is a sneak peak at the nursery (which is nowhere near finished):

& A VERY special thanks to my wonderful sister for making this quilt which we love!

On a side note:
Has anyone watched the television show "The Middle"?! It's about a pretty strange lower middle class family... The strangest character of them all is Sue Heck, by far. She is the daughter and she is pretty much bad at anything and everything, extremely awkward, and just odd. Why am I telling you this? Because Mike has convinced me is that Madeline is going to turn out to be a "Sue Heck"... this terrifies me, and when I say terrify, I mean I can't handle 2 of Mike! That's not even the worst part, the worst part is that Mike is excited about her turning out like that. If she turns out like "Sue Heck" I will blame Mikes genetic material... forever.

It scares me to think that THIS could be inside of this:
Yes, I am aware, I am getting HUGE. But that's okay because if i'm growing, she is growing... which is really exciting, because the more she grows, the more I can feel her kick, and Mike and I love feeling her kicks! They are so powerful, and she moves a lot. But we honestly fall in love a little more with every kick!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

"Semen is like acid!"

"Semen is like acid...and the only way for it not to be, is if you get married"

Now I'm sure anyone reading this is thinking "What in the hell?! Where did she learn sex ed?"... well that little bit of sex ed, is what Michael has decided he is going to tell Madeline when it comes time for the sex talk. If you ask me, that sounds a little like the pot calling the kettle black. I think it is safe to say that I will be in charge of that dreadful talk, which won't happen until many years from now. I almost died from laughing so hard when Michael told me this. In a way it is obvious that he is totally unprepared for fatherhood, on the other hand, it sounds like a typical Dad thing to so. This poor girl has no clue what is in store for her....

On a different note, we went shopping this weekend, and happened to hit up a carters store. It had some of the most adorable little baby clothes. If you don't believe me, then just ask Mike. While shopping in Carters, we wandered away from each other... when he came over to find me he just wanted to let me know "that there was a really cute outfit on the other side of the store, you might want to take a look at it". So he took me over to see it. That was when he pulled out the most girly outfit in the whole store, and said look "It has a little bear hat, and a matching blanket, and the outfit even has a little pink bear on it". I just kind of looked at him, and said "you want this?" He bashfully shook his head yes. Enough said, we bought it. It was just so funny though, because Mike clearly wanted it, he was just embarrassed to admit that he liked something so girly. It's cute to see him getting so excited.
So here is the picture famous outfit (with the matching bear hat)

I just thought I would share those two things. Hopefully they make you laugh as much as they made me laugh...

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Hide and Seek

I honestly don't know where to start with this post, I don't even have anything that I really wan't to talk about. I guess I could start with the fact that Monday was my 21st Birthday! Ha... I have to admit, it was not quite what I had in mind for my 21st. I kind of imagined it would be a combination between Katy Perry's "Friday Night" and a night in the life of Ke$ha. Oh BOY! Was I wrong. Sobriety was the last thing I had planned...correction: having a little baby growing inside of me was REALLY the last thing I imagined. All I can say is that on Madeline's 21st birthday, she is going to be sitting at home (sober) watching Michael and I take multiple bear fights while Golden Girls is playing on the TV. Payback really is a bitch. 
Okay, with all joking aside, Madeline must have known that it was my birthday because for the first time EVER, Michael actually felt her move! It was really exciting!!

Last night Mike and I decided to get our feet wet in the whole child care thing... so we baby sat our neighbors little girl. Let's just say that Michael is NOT cut out for a little girl. Poor Michael had to give up playing HALO to let her watch a princess movie (i know what you guys are thinking, "wow hell must have froze over", but it didn't, I think we are on to something) On a more positive side, we did have a blast playing hide and seek. A lot more fun than any adult should openly admit..

I posted another picture. I know, I look like I am 9 months in this picture, but don't worry I'm only 23 weeks! I can't imagine what im going to look like when it's finally time to have her. On a side note, Mike and I discovered a really disturbing thing about my stomach.... If we push on it, I have an outtie... maybe that's what I will have a picture of in my next blog.

Thursday, August 25, 2011


So everyone has been asking for pictures of the "bump"... and all I can think is, "what in the hell is this bump people keep talking about?!" Because what I have is a lot more than a bump. That's like trying to say you are just going for a hike, but really you are going to climb Mt. Everest. OR maybe I just feel that way?

So here it is....

Oh, my bad, that is actually a picture of a beached whale... Lately I can't tell the difference. We will leave the picture up anyways, for the sake of comparing. I think the main reason why I feel this way is because my oh so loving husband likes to remind me every chance he gets. He takes every opportunity to remind me that I am FAT and pregnant, but that's okay. I will let him be mean, because in a few more weeks, he is going to be the one shaving my legs! 

 Mike has really been encouraging me to take pictures of my growing belly so that we can show Madeline one day. I have to give him props though, because getting me to pose for a glamour shot has been about as difficult as pulling teethe. I think the funniest part about the whole picture thing, is that we have probably taken about 50. I make him delete every single picture because I look "fat". So I have finally accepted it, it's not the camera that is making me look fat... it is Madeline. So without further delay, here are the real belly pictures:

This is me at 22 weeks.... I couldn't tell you what's going on in the second picture, but I look good...

- Megan

Sunday, August 21, 2011

So that's what Oops really means?!

So, being that the title of our blog is "Oops", Mike and I decided to google the word oops.... of course of all things that could pop up, this was the first thing:
(From Urban Dictionary)

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(v) to engage in sexual intercourse with the intent, unbeknownst to the partner, of causing a pregnancy. This word is used specifically in instances where one partner believes that birth control is intact or being used, while the other has damaged/removed birth control without the knowledge or consent of the first partner, for an ulterior motive such as forcing the partner into a shotgun wedding situation as a means of securing the partner as a mate, or producing a child that the partner does not yet/ever want. 

I think it goes without saying, that we found this hilarious, and extremely fitting. I took the liberty of highlighting a few key terms.... We couldn't think of a better way to start our blog. I guess we finally decided to start a blog because of all of the people telling us how much we need to, or how important it is for Madeline to see this when she gets older.... although I'm not sure that words out of my mouth will be entirely appropriate for our little girl. We are hoping she turns out better than us... With all joking aside, our situation didn't happen in the most ideal way, but we couldn't be happier and we are SO excited for Madeline to make her debut into the family. I guess this blog will give me something to do while we oh so impatiently await her company... and hopefully some people get a few laughs along the way!