Friday, October 24, 2008

This and That

:: I am 13 weeks pregnant now and starting to feel oh so much better! I forgot what it was like to have energy and do something cause you feel like it rather then cause you have to. I have gotten back into working out some this week and I know that helps too.

:: We heard our little ones heartbeat for the first time on Monday and it was a wonderful sound!! Makes it all seem so much more real!

:: I got some good boxes today and Jeremy is gone to a guys hunting weekend with his family so my plan is to stay in tomorrow turn on some good music and get to packing. We will see how it goes!

:: My sweet momma called me today and said she bought me 2 maternity shirts at a garage sale that are so cute and a cute skirt too! I think that is so fun! And I think its funny that Mom bought me maternity stuff before I bought anything myself!

:: So many babies seem to making there entrance to the world lately and it makes me sooo look forward to meeting our little one!

:: Fall has come and gone for the most part here in NY and now its winter! Well winter to me, its in the 40's and 50's for the most part and most of the gorgeous leaves have fallen from the trees.

:: We think we found an apartment in TX and plan to confirm everything this weekend with that, thanks to my mom who has been my eyes by looking at places for us.

:: The reality of the goodbyes we have coming are hard, we have so many wonderful relationships and as excited as I am to be moving back "home" its bittersweet to leave so many great friends. I am trying to savor the relationships as much as I can and thank God for them.

Friday, October 17, 2008

12 Weeks!

We made it! The first trimester is almost over!! YAY! Not that I want to rush through this pregnancy, I do want to cherish every moment but I want to be able to enjoy it and not dread getting out of bed. I have been feeling better more then worse which I think is a good sign. And I feel more human, not tired when I wake up in the morning anymore. I go to the midwife on Monday and am looking forward to hearing the babies heartbeat (hopefully!) and for some reason that will make it seem so much more real to me. I didn't want an early ultrasound so it will be the first time we have heard our baby. Not that I doubt its doing ok in there it will just do my heart good! Its a good thing I don't have my doppler from school anymore cause I think I would be trying all the time now to hear it...not a good idea!

Something that has been so odd for me is that I went to school to be a midwife and have been at around 75 births have delivered around 50 of those babies into my hands. Yet this is TOTALLY different! This is me..I could give all my pregnant friends advice and not think twice about it but for me I feel like I forget everything I know! I have a dear fellow past midwifery student who now is practicing and I have called her so much with questions that my husband asks "shouldn't you know that" to which I explain I do but I need to ask her anyway. Kinda funny! I remember my sister-in-law telling me there was a point when she would wake up and feel slim and them by the time she went to bed at night she felt so big. I am SO at the phase right now! This morning when I woke up laying on my back I put my hand on my belly and it was totally flat ya know when you can feel your ribs and hip bones...and when I went to bed last night it was not that way! Kinda funny! I pulled out the rubber band trick on one of my jeans the other day because they were so uncomfortable! Pregnancy here we come!!!

There are still times it doesn't feel real yet, but that fades fast when I get a smell of something and start breathing deep and telling my body that I am not going to throw up. It has worked too. I know that's kinda gross for some of you out there but I have been amazed at home much I can control my body and force it into submission at times. Now that has not always worked! Believe me there has been the occasion that I tried that and my stomach still rebelled against me! But thankfully those have been rare. I know I have been blessed!

People have been asking if I have had food cravings and I have said yes I crave food! =) But this week I would have given anything for jello! I know, i know it is loaded with nutrition right?! Well I got some and made it and my Mom told me she craved that and ate it lots when she was pregnant with me! And I think I turned out ok so I think our little one will be ok. I am going to try and make it naturally with fruit juice like my mom told me about so I will let you know how that works out!

My stomach is telling me its 9am and I haven't eaten anything yet....better do something about that! I am thinking a smoothie sounds good today! Yummy!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Fall Days

We have had a couple of warm days for us here in Rochester and Jeremy and I headed to a gorgeous state park to enjoy some of the weather! This park is called the Grand Canyon of the East and it was amazing! The fall colors are amazing and I wish you could capture them on camera better.

Thursday, October 9, 2008


I found this little poll thing and thought it would be fun to see what people think our baby is! We find out in mid December so until then it will be fun to see what everyone thinks! =)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

10 weeks and counting!

I am 10 weeks pregnant and counting down the days will this trimester is over! I am so ready to be at the point where i enjoy being pregnant and don't just feel sick so much. I do have to say though I have been so blessed! I have had constant nausea as a friend and a huge desire to sleep but I know it could be so much worse. I have friends who needed IV and medication to keep anything down, I am grateful! And when I am feeling kinda ugh I remind myself that it will all be so worth it and its a good time to pray for our little one and his or her little developing body. Everyone has been asking about names lately and well, we don't know! I think we are going to wait to we know if its a boy or girl till we really get into it. We have different opinions on names so its been a interesting topic around our house! We came to the point the other night that numbers night not be a bad thing!

We are making progress on our move! We have a date and although you would not be able to tell if you came to our house I am mentally doing some packing and have been sorting through drawers and preparing things for packing. Pacing up a house is an intimidating topic for me! So I will most likely wait until the last possible time that I can! We have had so much favor on this moving process and are both looking forward to what God has ahead. But I can't help when I think about moving thinking about how sweet of a year this has been! I have gotten to know my In-law family and realize how blessed I am! I have made friends that will be friends for life and I have experienced life in new part of the country which has been good for me. I have learned to think for myself in so many ways and to rely on God in totally new ways then I ever had before. Nothing in me has in regret for this season. I have loved it! Yes it has been hard to be away from family and friends but I am stronger from it I know. And my relationship with the man God gave me to love has become so strong in this year of marriage. I am really going to miss so much about this season! I have made a home here and moving homes is never easy and I mean more then just stuff. But I have peace that God has gone before us to prepare the way and He is a faithful God who will never leave us or forsake us.

I think that's about all the going ons in the Tallo house these days. I am still working at Starbucks and enjoy it most days. The early mornings have made it harder to enjoy but I know I will get past that point. My hubby is home from work and a little under the weather so I am going to go play nurse and see if he needs anything. Hope you weren't too bored with my ramblings!