Friday, November 11, 2011


I just wanted to say Happy Veterans Day to all of you veterans out there!

I personally will be thinking about most of the men in my family: my grandfather (Army), my father (Army), my oldest brother (Army), my middle/youngest brother (Air Force and currently Air National Guard) and, of course, my wonderful husband (Navy), plus an abundance of friends and "brother-cousins" out there who are both currently serving and are veterans as well. But, can I mention one group of "veterans" that are easily forgotten on this day? All of those service men and women's families. They are certainly vets of their own right.

And those who have lost their lives while defending us. There have been too many of you lost, but we ALL thank you for your sacrifice.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

22 weeks

How Far Along? 22-ish weeks (Sorry that these keep being pushed back more and more!)
Picture? Not this week. Sorry. I just haven't taken the time to take one. :/

Total Weight Gain/Loss: 1 under pre-pregnancy weight... still
Size of baby:  I think it's a zucchini
Maternity Clothes: Yup.
Gender: San Francisco is a little GIRL
Movement: I like it.
Sleep: I was sleeping so well last night that I hated having to get up this morning for work.
What I miss: Shoes that fit.
Cravings: Nothing new this week
Anything Making You Queasy or Sick? Meat cooking... still. And dog food. I gag every morning when I fill the dog bowl. Yuck.
Belly Button In or Out: In
Happy or Moody Most of the Time? Moody and happy
Stretch Marks? Only the old ones
Other Symptoms: My right foot hardly fits in my non-flip flop shoes. The doctor orders a shoe shopping trip. :)
Have You Started to Show Yet? Definitely if I am on my back. I still just look fat when I'm standing up.
Best Moment of the Week? Baby clothes at a consignment sale
Looking Forward To: Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Why San Francisco?

I've had several people ask why we are calling our unborn daughter San Francisco (and some who seriously think that it is really her name. Seriously, people.). It's not because we really like San Francisco or, like I told/joked with someone, because her father is really from there. (Joke: T IS the father and he is so not from San Fran)

It's because her initials are SF and whenever I see SF, I think San Francisco. And we aren't quite ready to share the actual name with people other than immediate family. So _____ _____ M-lastname got temporarily changed to San Francisco for our friends on the internet and off. It's as simple as that.

So who wants to take a guess at her name? Obviously, the first name starts with S and the middle name starts with F. If you know the actual name, don't spoil it. Just have fun giving other names that SF could stand for. :)