Monday, May 31, 2010

The past few weeks

I have been really behind on seems I'm not doing much, however I don't feel like I have any time. At any rate, last Sunday our current church community had a baby shower for us. Erik and I are fairly new at this church so I was a tad nervous that no one would come, or that it would be awkward. However we had a fantastic time! They decorated the night before and her were at least 30 people there! They had all kinds of food and gifts. We played games and laughed and prayed together. Even a few of the kids I taught in Sunday school came. They were so cute! They were being my little helpers. They brought the gifts over to me and took all the garbage for me.It was sweet. The best part was that Erik was there. I know that's not traditional and Erik was the only guy...hahaha it was so funny. However I really liked having him there. And it was nice cause some people hadn't met him yet, or didn't know he was my husband. At any rate, we are having a third baby shower in 2 weeks. This one is for my family/ friends. I'm really excited about this one, there are a lot of people I haven't seen in a while. However my mom is basically planning all of this, which means its going to be classier than I would've done it. It's soo funny to watch my mom freak out about things that I could care less about. However, I need to step in once in a while to calm her down.
In other news, Erik has started his new job at the University. Today is his first day of work, and he called me during his lunch break. It sounds like he is enjoying it and he is meeting new people...which is nice. A lot of our school friends moved away, so we don't have that many friends here in Chicago. Hopefully Erik is meeting some more guys to spend time with. Did I mention that this job pays double what he was making at his old job? woo hoo!
The hunt is one for a new apartment. We are having a hard time finding an area we want to be in/one that we can afford. However we are starting to pin point some areas we like.
I realize my blog entries have been a tad boring lately, but I'm not doing much. I promise I will write again when I have a funny story something.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Vannae's Mistakes of the Day

1) Going grocery shopping while pregnant and hungry

2) Eating spicy food, causing horrific heartburn

3) Watching Extreme Home Makeover...cried the entire episode

Friday, May 21, 2010

How low can u go?

Today was my midwife check-up. Lately I have been having cramps in my abdomen and lower this midwife check-up was much anticipated. The baby is fine and healthy. She is measuring exactly where she should be. However she is even lower than she was...she is in my pelvis. This could be the source of my cramps. I'm not dilated or anything (however...her checking if I was, was not my favorite experience). Of course this worried am I supposed to handle labor if I don't like my cervix being check. Sigh...I hope I can do this.

At any rate, I have notice how low she is, and I often find myself wondering, "How low can you go, little one?" I constantly feel like am squishing her when I sit down.Or my pants squish her when they bunch up around my hip. Or I worry when I bend over...if don't squat. I don't want her head to be all squished and weird looking. In these moments she kicks me to remind that she is there, she is very vocal like that. At any rate, I hope she is okay...and when she's ready to come out, believe me I am MORE than ready for her to come out.

Friday, May 14, 2010


In the past I have thought that I may have a problem…like if there is some sort of 12 step program, maybe that’s where I should start it. I am obsessed with Twilight. I usually can control myself on a regular day to day basis. I am not constantly thinking about the series. I don’t dream of vampires and werewolves fighting over me. However when the Twilight series is mentioned, shown on TV, or when someone says the name Edward…I lose it!

I never ever watch Oprah anymore. I feel she has gotten a little crazy with some of her shows, but this particular episode that was on the other day, I HAD to watch. Yes, Oprah had the stars of Twilight on her show. As soon as the show started I couldn't’t stop smiling. And if I had been home alone I would've screamed like a 14 year-old girl. In fact, that is what I feel like when I read the books or watch the movies, like I’m in high school again. I feel excited and girlie and super immature.

At any rate, I have always felt a little too crazy about the books. I have fallen in love with Edward and I have felt just like Bella (awkward and out of place), but after watching the people on Oprah, maybe I don’t have as big of a problem as I thought.

There was a fan club called “Twi-Moms”- a group of mom’s over the age of 40 who are more obsessed with Twilight than me! They have movie premiers in their houses. And even have a fake red carpet that they walk down and take pictures with their cardboard cut out of Edward! Yes, these women have officially made me feel normal, well somewhat. There was a sorority at UCLA that also was a huge fan club for Twilight. One of the girls had a comforter with Edward and Bella on it, and she would lay over Bella and pretend Edward was really there….yeah…for real?

At any rate, though I maybe a tad obsessed with Twilight, I guess officially I’m not crazy…well that’s what I’m choosing to believe : )

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Here are the highlights of the past week:

-Erik got the job at the university...which pays double what he makes now!

-Erik and I officially have a plan on when to move out...and so the apartment hunt begins!

-The baby has moved into the birthing position and has moved down a bit...which means I can finally breathe!

-I have had incredible energy the past 2 days and have gotten a lot done!

-I'm 9 weeks away from my due date!

Life is good