Tuesday, July 27, 2010

We Have A Name!

Layne Marshall Buenger

I must say it is really hard to pick a boy name, at least it was for me. Justin and I tossed around a couple different names, but we both really liked Layne. So, we decided to go with it for his first name. We are using Marshall as his middle name, because that is Justin's middle name. So there you have it, Layne Marshall Buenger it is!

It's funny to me all the random scenarios I ran through my head while deciding on a name...for example:

What would our Christmas card look like? Does this name sound sophisticated? Will this name look good monogrammed on everything, such as clothes, halloween buckets, backpacks, bags, blankets, and more clothes (I'm obsessed with monogramming). Does it flow with our names? What would his name look like printed on a wedding invitation? (Mine is hanging on the fridge, that's where that thought came from) And..."Layne Buenger is up to bat next". LOL! Seriously who does this?!

Then I had to write his name on sticky notes and post them all over the house...places like the fridge, back door, and bathroom mirror. I needed a visual to make the final decision :) Justin kept asking me why I put sticky notes everywhere, HA!

It's official now...we love the name and we can't wait to meet our precious Layne Marshall!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Boy or Girl??

It's A Boy!

We are very excited about our Baby Boy!! Justin was ecstatic when the tech told us the news. I don't think I have ever seen him smile so big, it was really precious. We are going to have lots of baseball games in our future ;)

Friday, July 23, 2010

Baby Bump 16-21 weeks

I'm still trying to play catch up ;) Here are my baby bump pictures from 16 to 21 weeks. At week 20 I started having issues fitting into my clothes. That made for good times when I was trying to get ready to go somewhere. I had clothes thrown everywhere! My shirts were too tight or my boobs were hanging out! Then I couldn't get my pants to button or they looked too tight...I'm still hoping it's not my butt getting bigger ;) So I was left with dresses, they worked, thank goodness. I had to do some emergency shopping for a new wardrobe...so headed I to the local maternity stores. That was interesting to say the least, but now I have something to wear ;)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Baby Bump 10-15 weeks

Here is the beginning of my Baby Bump! Justin takes my picture every Sunday before we go to lunch. I like to think I look less bloated in the morning before I eat ;) I'm pretty sure Justin thought I was crazy at first, I had to show him several blogs so he could understand the concept...men ;)
My bump is growing fast!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Itsy Bitsy Spider - Part 2

As if I haven't had enough spider drama in my life...the saga continues.

Justin and I have been talking about getting a concrete bird bath to put in our backyard for awhile now. We pass a huge concrete place in Hempstead when we drive to Galveston. Since we were headed there for a mini vacation we decided to stop on the way back to see what they have in stock.

This place is huge, they have everything from giant concrete chickens to little concrete wiener dogs. Justin wouldn't let me get one of these, because our house is slowly turning into a wiener dog shrine ;) Seriously though, what is someone going to do with a giant chicken? That will look real good in your front yard...uh no.

Anyway, we walked around this place while it was 100 degrees out. Of course I don't see anything I like that's already put together, so I have to piece together my own creation. That was a task, it's not real organized out there. Justin and the workers didn't really appreciate having to lift heavy concrete over and over. I have to have a visual though...how am I supposed to know if the top looks too big for the pedestal? Put it on there, let me see it put together! :)

After we made the final decision I headed to the bathroom, since this preggo lady has to pee all the time. When I was washing my hands I noticed something crawling on my purse. Seriously again! It was one of those black and white hairy jumping spiders! I threw my purse on the counter and it flew off. I grabbed my purse and darted out the door. Sorry ladies, I wasn't killing it and I didn't have my dust buster! I had to leave it crawling on the bathroom counter, I was already at my limit with spiders.

After the bird bath was loaded we headed home...

We stopped by my parents house to pick up Callie, while we were there I wanted to show them our latest purchase. I opened the back to my tahoe and once again I am faced with a ginormous spider! Inside the base of my bird bath...this is where it gets serious...is a Black Widow!

At this point I don't understand why this keeps happening to me. That's a lot of spider encounters in less then a week!
So back to the serious problem at hand...there is a black widow in my car. Keep in mind, it traveled with us all the way from Hempstead, that's like 2 hours! Now you have to think...is there more than one, were there babies! Holy crap there is an extremely poisonous spider in my car!
We hurry home...Justin unloads everything, nothing is allowed in the house until it is thoroughly inspected. He assess the situation on the pedestal, the spider has not moved. However! He discovers legs of what was probably its mate and two baby spiders. Great. Now I have to worry if there are baby black widows in my car?!
Justin checked our luggage and everything else that was in the car, he doesn't see anything. Thank the Lord! He then vacuums the car and sprays it with "spider killer". Hopefully, that killed anything that happened to crawl away!
Now, with three spider attacks under my belt, I've had a belly full. I had to form a plan of action immediately! Let me introduce you to my new best friend...
They came out on Wednesday to spray the house and the yard. They also guaranteed that I wouldn't see anything else. If I do happen to see something they will come back out. Well Mr. Terminx, if I do see something don't worry, I will call you and you will be coming back out! I know that the other two spider issues were a freak thing, but I'm not taking any chances. The Terminx man was a must ;)

I'm proud to say that so far (fingers crossed) I haven't seen anything. YAY!

The Itsy Bitsy Spider

Let me start off by saying I have a huge fear of spiders. It's not the small ones in corners that bother me, it's the huge spiders that will creep in under the door that I can't stand.
Ok...so the other night at 1:00 a.m. I let Callie and Bleu out to pee. Callie prefers that I walk out into the grass with her, so I do. Well, they do their business and we come back inside. I got back in the bed and started checking my Facebook on my iPhone. Then, I feel something by my hip...
I get out of bed pull my pajama pants down and there it is, the mother of ALL spiders! Just a little side note here, I didn't have underwear on (they are not comfy to sleep in), which in my mind makes this situation even worse. Hello! It was by my hip, which means it crawled all the way up my pant leg! Eww!!
I strip down and run for the dust buster. The Dyson DC31 is my weapon of choice. I don't want to kill the spiders or touch them, so I suck them up in the dust buster then dump them in the yard. No touching required, very nice!

Anyway...I run back to my bedroom pantless with my weapon locked and loaded. Now, thank goodness the spider didn't run off, it was still in my pants. Here's the problem...that spider was so big it wouldn't suck up into the dust buster! Are you kidding me! I fought with that thing for 10 minutes trying to get it sucked up. Keep in mind it was running from me, hiding underneath the towels I had on the floor for the dog. At one point I lost it...great. I start to panic, because I am not about to stay in my house with that spider running around. So the search continued...all the sudden it crawled out the end of my dust buster! Holy Crap!

Another side note here...my husband was asleep in the bed through all of my screaming. Seriously! How is that even possible?! And...thanks for the help!

The spider fell to the floor...lots of praying going on at this point! Please let me get this nasty thing back in this dust buster! Thank the Lord I got it back in there! This time I held down the suction and ran outside. The dust buster had to stay outside that night until Justin could break it down and make dang sure that spider wasn't in there somewhere, because it was not it the container. Again...that's how big it was!

Now I refuse to walk in the grass at night...never again.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

13 Weeks

Here is our baby at 13 weeks! We went to the doctor on May 6th to get the results from some testing we had done. No worries, everything looked great! We have a very active baby, always on the move! Thumb sucking and kicking my bladder rank pretty high on his/her list of favorite things to do. The ultrasound tech found this to be quite entertaining, so did my husband. My bladder...not so much. We did get to take home some great pictures from the ultrasound, I'm very thankful the baby was cooperating for the photo shoot ;)