Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Allie swam!!!

Hello!! So the last few days we have had some nice weather and its been a little warm so I took Allie to a park that had a few fishing ponds. I've been trying to get Allie to swim. Before she would walk in but wouldn't go where she couldn't touch. The time before this, I took her and she couldn't wait to get in the water. She wouldn't go where she couldn't touch but she did run right in. I knew it was a matter of time before she would start swimming. So today was another beautiful day and I took Allie back. Like before, she ran right in the water but seemed a little timid. I took a stick laying near me and threw it in. She went after it but hesitated to go in further. Finally she went in and swam to get the stick and she swam back!! I was so proud of her!! I even teared up a little!! I decided I wasn't going to let her rest so I kept throwing the stick in. She went in every single time!! She wasn't hesitating either. I was a little worried the first few times that she would go under so I kept her leash on so I could pull her out. After that I saw she was fine so I took it off and she loved it. Its funny to watch her swim back to shore. She whines the whole time!! Kinda like shes saying...."Holy crap this is hard work!!" Sooo funny!! So the first video is the first time she swam. The second video is a few more times later. You can see she was having so much fun!!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Crazy Dog

Hello!! So last night I was watching a movie upstairs and paused it to brush my teeth and stuff. Allie followed me into the bathroom like she always does. I looked down at her once and noticed she was staring hard at something. I looked up and saw she was staring at the TV. When I pause a movie, the screen turns black and a logo pops up that moves around and changes color. Allie would not stop staring!! Then when I told her to watch it, she ran to the tv and started turning in circles and trying to catch the logo. I took a couple of pics and took a video. The video makes me laugh every time!! Hugs and kisses!!

Sneff :)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

More Baby Pics!!!

I had my first trimester testing done today. They asked me a ton of questions about family health and stuff. Then they gave me three options about testing. The first option was just get the ultrasound done. The second option was ultrasound and some blood work. The third option the above two and they would stick a needle into my stomach and get some fluid from my uterus. They told me with the third option that there is a 1 in 300 chance this test could cause a miscarriage. So I didn't go with that one. I chose the second option. So they just pricked my finger and got five drops of blood and then I went in for the ultrasound. During the ultrasound they measure the back of the neck. They told me that in cases where the baby has down syndrome, the back of the neck is really big. Our baby's neck looks good :) Normal size so they dont see any problems. I also got to hear the heart beat. It was so fast but normal :) That was really cool hearing that. They took a bunch of pics and then they tried to measure the neck. They had a heck of a time. First the baby was asleep then it woke up and I could see it moving around. It was sitting straight up at first and then it kinda moved to its stomach. Not good positions to get a measurement I guess. They tried everything. They tried moving me on my side, laying me really far back, and kinda jiggling my stomach to get the baby to move. Nope....baby was staying there :) At one point, the baby was moving so much it even looked like it was waving at us. Was sooo funny!! The tech got a pic of that too. Finally they got a good enough measurement. They told me I will probably be back for another ultrasound in about a month. We should know the sex then :) YEA!!!! I can't wait. Its killing me not knowing what it is. So thats all the news from that. Next week is my second doctor's appointment. Everythingis looking good and I am feeling pretty good. 12 weeks :) Enjoy the pics everyone!! Hugs and kisses!!


Saturday, May 1, 2010

New furniture

Hello!! Last Sunday went out and bought myself a little treat with my tax money. I bought a coffee table and a new bed!! They are the rustic wood look and they smell amazing!! The store actually had some amazing sale prices so I didn't pay near as much I normally would have. Always nice. So here are the pics of the furniture. I also included a pic of Allie. In the picture she is staring at our fence. Couldn't figure out what she was starting at all the time so I looked from the second story. The neighbors have a big white dog and that's what Allie has been staring at!! She's in love!!! I started watching her more and saw that she and the white dog will run along the fence together and whine at each other. It is too cute!!! We are both doing good. 11 weeks :) Love to all :)

Sneff :)

Monday, April 26, 2010

New house and baby!!!

Hi!! So many things has happened since my last post. First and most important (and for those who haven't heard) I'M PREGNANT!! As of today, I am 10 weeks along. Everything is going good. I was sick for about a week straight. Couldn't hardly keep anything down and all I wanted to do was sleep. The doctor gave me some stuff they give for airsickness and it has helped sooooo much!!! I can eat and keep it down!! Other then that....it has been an easy pregnancy so far. The other news is that Chris left for Iraq on March 20th. We found the day before he left that I was pregnant. It was definitely a shock for both of us. He is very excited though. His nickname for the baby is Pickles. Ha ha! He came up with that because of the old myth about pregnant women craving pickles. He knows I hate pickles so he would tease me and then he just called the baby Pickles one day. It has stuck ever since. Gotta love him for being such a dork :) I am scared to this this pregnancy thing alone but I know I can do it and I know I have his support even though hes so far away. I keep him updated about everything. Once I start showing, I plan on taking pictures every week for him. It was so very hard seeing him leave. They sent his unit to Kuwait first for training. They were there for about a month and now they are in Iraq. From what I know, he is in a somewhat safer place. Its Basra, Iraq which is very south and by the sea. I read up on it and that is supposed to be the spot of the Garden of Eden. Kinda cool. Im sure its not that pretty now. From what he tells me, he is doing ok. Not that he would tell me if he wasn't. Allie has been really good since he left. She seemed kinda sad at first. She would just randomly run up to our room and start whining at his side of the bed. She has mostly stopped doing that but now she usually wants to sleep with me on the bed. She was also really good when I was sick. If I was throwing up she would sit by me until I got up. Shes back to her old self a little more now. She had some issues with our new grass though. We had new sod put in and she went out the next day and pulled up strips of sod and chewed on them. GRRRRR!!! I was so mad at her. I patched up the yard as much as I could. There is just one little spot I couldn't patch. I bought some grass seed so hopefully that will work. Other then chewing on the grass, she has LOVED the yard. Well she has loved the house in general. There is plenty of room for her to run around inside and out. Speaking of the house....its three bedroom and two and a half bath. The basement is unfinished but when it does it could add another bedroom and a bathroom. Its in a new subdivision southeast of Colorado Springs. Its so nice being out of the city. So much quieter!!! Plus one of Chris's buddies and his wife live just down the road. Its been nice having them close by since hes been gone. So thats all the big news lately. I will try and keep the blog updated more on my progress and how I am doing. Hope everything is going good with everyone. Miss you all!!! God bless :)

Steph and Baby Pickles :)

First ultrasound pic :) Awesome :)

Chris and Allie before he left

Flowers Chris sent me from Kuwait

Our house

This is our great room. Right now its not being used but eventually I want to move the living room up here.

Our dining room or right now....my bill paying center


Allie's area

This is our rec room but its our living room for the time being

Half bath just off the living room

Laundry room

Three car garage

Full bath upstairs

Guest bedroom

This was Chris's military room but this will be the baby's room.

Master bedroom

Master bath

My huge tub!!!!

Walk in closet


Right now its being used as Chris's bar area and storage. This would be the bedroom part.

This would be the bathroom part

This would be a closet

This was our sold sign for the house :)