Monday, May 23, 2011

Oh man have I missed you!

Hey there!
Gosh, it's been forever since I had a chance to post on here, and most of it has been internet/computer problems. Apparently, my desktop contracted a virus (sounds like an STD jeez) and would not let us access anything that would need to connect to the internet to work! It is seriously annoying, and still is not fixed. I have so much to catch up on with you!
First I have to catch you up on my pregnancy so far: I am now 26 weeks along in my pregnancy, and for the most part the doctor says I am doing well! The baby is measuring perfect and the heartbeat is steady and strong so everything is good on that front! On the Gestational Diabetes front, things are not as good, but not that horrible either. They have now put me on some meds called Glyburide, and it seems to be helping although my blood sugars are still not where they should be.

Oh and one more thing!!


We had our anatomy scan about a month ago, and we got a really good shot of in between the legs and its most likely (like 98%) a girl!!

We have decided to name her Natalie Elaine Farris =) Here are a few ultrasound pics:



We have picked out a theme for the nursery at Target called Batik Butterfly, it is light green and lavender. So cute! Here is one of the patterns on the sheets in the set:


I love it! My two best friends are each throwing me a shower. Amber will be throwing my work shower on July 20th and Jess will be throwing my family/friends shower on July 31st. Its going to be fun!

We have also decided to hold off on a professional grade camera and buying a nice digital camera instead. We just don't need something that expensive right now. I may still get one someday, but I figure I'm not going to have enough time to figure out how to use a camera like that correctly before the baby gets here and I don't want to take bad photos of my baby girl!

The baby fund saving is going decently, although we have been borrowing from it when we shouldn't have been. As long as it gets paid back I am not worried. But that is the money for my time off, so it is really important. It will come together ok, I know it will.

We have had some recent financial troubles with our car. The ignition switch went bad on it on Mother's Day (HORRIBLE TIMING) and we found out all of the teeth that make an igition turn were dirty and sticking so that our keys wouldn't turn the ignition anymore because the teeth were stuck! So our mechanic cleaned it out and its been working fine ever since, but we had to pay almost $150 bucks to get it fixed, PLUS we didn't have the car for almost FOUR days! It was very inconvienent.

As far as my Day Zero List, I am starting over. I have been having trouble with wanting to revamp my list every six months, so I decided instead of a three-year span, I'm going to do 52 goals in 52 weeks, and start a new one every year. The new goals are posted on the side of my blog (or will be soon - depends on if I have time to get to retyping them today) and I will give you an update on how they are going soon!

I think that's all I really needed to catch up on!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

52 Goals in 52 Weeks: 2011 The List

When I started this it was three years ago, and I was doing the Day Zero (1,001 days, 101 goals) but it was just too much, and my goals kept changing. After re-doing my list three times, I decided to start over. Thus, 52/52 began!

If you want to do the challege too, here are the "rules":

1. Everything must be attainable.
2. Everything must have a certain level of difficulty. It can't be TOO easy.
3. Everything must be something you REALLY want to do - otherwise you'll avoid it like the plague.

That's it! Let me know if you decide to play along, so that I can follow your journey!

Start Date: May 15, 2011
End Date: May 15, 2012

LAST UPDATED: January 13, 2011

In Progress

COMPLETED:

7. Fix computer. COMPLETE 7.10.11
21. See the final Harry Potter movie. COMPLETE 7.17.11
38. Paint nursery - walls, windows, words on wall COMPLETE 7.20.11
40. Complete wooden letter project for nursery. COMPLETE 7.20.11
10. Reorganize and store CD's. COMPLETE 8.20.11
16. Lose all baby weight - 200 lbs on scale COMPLETE 8.30.11 (198 at 6 week checkup)
20. Go to Baltimore Aquarium COMPLETE 10.19.11
4. Buy a new camera.COMPLETE 11.25.11
31. Send Christmas Cards. COMPLETE 12.22.11
43. Send thank you notes for baby shower. COMPLETE 12.22.11
52.  Finish my family binder COMPLETE 1.3.11
42. Buy remaining nursery items not received from baby shower. COMPLETE 3.3.12

COMPUTER/ELECTRONICS:

1. Rename all photos, orgainize, and delete duplicates.
2. Scan old photos.
3. Back up all photos on flash drives.
5. Blog as much as possible.
6. Significant other Sunday weekly. 52 in 52 posts once a month.
8. Buy the Xbox Kinect.
9. Re-organize DVDs.

HEALTH/FITNESS:

11. Complete the couch to 5k program.
12. Run two 5k races. (0/2)
13. Try yoga for one month after building up some core strength.
14. Complete the 100 push up challenge.
15. Play 18 holes of golf with Mike.
17. See 180 lbs on the scale.
18. See 160 lbs on scale.

TRAVEL:
19. Go to DC to five museums. (0/5)

FOOD/ENTERTAINING/DECORATING:

22. Cook 12 new recipes. (1/12) 


23. Bake my rainbow cake for my birthday. (Birthday already passed)
24. Complete my recipe book.
25. Bake a loaf of bread from scratch.
26. Buy my kitchenaid mixer.
27. Upgrade my pots and pans.
28. Throw a Superbowl party.
29. Invite a couple-friends over for dinner two times.
30. Decorate for fall, Christmas, spring and summer.
32. Finish my spring, summer and winter centerpieces.

AROUND THE HOUSE:

33. Create family wall in living room.
34. Plant my mimosa tree.
35. Have a yard sale, donate leftovers.

BABY-RELATED:

36. Document details in baby book each month on the 1st.
37. Document growth each month; bump photos then monthly pictures of Natalie (7/12)
39. Replace window in nursery.
41. Buy dresser, bookshelf, end table and lamp for nursery.


PERSONAL GOALS:
44. Get a budget plan together and stick to it.
45. Sew my patches on my GS vest.
46. Read 25 books. (1/25)

1. The Hunger Games
2. Catching Fire
3. Mockingjay
4. Chill
5. Perfect on Paper

47. Complete the worlds longest sodoku puzzle.
48. Complete a 25 x 25 sodoku puzzle.
49. Complete our wedding album.
51. Treat myself to another mani/pedi.
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