i did it.

-i uploaded pictures. have had some on my camera for over 3 months. that's serious. need to print some. also need to find the rebel. it's around here somewhere. been attached to the point and shoot for convenience.
-thinking i'm going to do a first twenty weeks in review, next week. so no belly pics. not that they are the greatest. i am sooo not photogenic.
-thinking about sharing the bloggie with the fam. undecided. thinking it might be the way to go for friends and family i might not see/talk to all the time. a way for them to check on us and the kidlet to be.
-remodeling starts tuesday. must remember to take before and after pictures of the downstairs. bought stuff for baby bean's closet. should be cool. love that nick wants to do house projects.
-found kick ass magnetic paint. knew there was chalkboard stuff out there. went to get that for a bookshelf for baby's room, stumbled across the magnetic primer. so a coat of that will be on the shelf as well.
-working out details of the shower. it's all booked. registries are almost complete. found invitations. just have to get the list of invites and figure out how many to order. meeting with the cake, ahem, cupcake lady this week.
-and now some pictures, since my blog has been a bit naked.... just something i found hilarious over the summer. so convenient to be missing those first letters. totally made me giggle.


it's official.

the bump is apparenty noticeable in my scrubs.
each of the past two days, i've had a patient ask me if i was...
1. growing something
2. going to be a mommy
not sure if it's how i'm standing or walking or positioning myself sometime throughout the day.
promise pictures soon.
i know i've said it before. but this week has kicked my ass. hard core. work is super busy and nick's sick. lots of rest and soup in our future... me thinks. ;o)


thanks kel...

here's my recipe...

The Recipe For shannon

3 parts Passion

2 parts Sensitivity

1 part Glamour

Splash of Nonconformity


i think the nonconformity and chug are so fitting. insert blushing smiley here.


meet sandwich and bubbles.

the first purchase we made for our baby bean.
got them at nick's mom's work when we were checking out cribs. dude, those suckers are pricey. just found out my parents are going to purchase baby's. so generous. so unexpected. we are so thankful. will share that stuff soon...
but back to bubbles and sandwich. they caught my eye. and they were on clearance.
our room is not going to have a theme. just bright and fun. or so i'm hoping.
so here they are...
they didn't have any others that were unisex. like the sock monkey one, but that's okay. i figure i'll add to my collection, ahem, baby's collection soon enough. ;o)



been a rough week. well, the first few days for sure. we did nothing over the weekend. i just needed some down time. felt like i had been so overwhelmed and so busy the last few weeks i needed to recouperate.
watched lots of movies:
iron man. awesomeness. didn't expect much. nick bought it on blu-ray. was quite entertaining. and robert downey jr. isn't bad to look at...
the love guru. lame. jt was the best damn part of the movie. he was hilarious. if you're a fan of his, the movie just may be worth watching.
sex and the city. sooo good. i so miss the tv show. makes me want to watch all of the seasons, again! don't want to ruin it for anyone who might want to see it but hasn't... the charlotte part. in mexico. hilarious.
21. pretty good. had a twist on the ending that i wasn't expecting. you know you expect the twist and there is one, but it's just a bit different that what you were anticipating. anywho. decent flick.
told nick i felt guilty because i thought it was nice to not have to worry about guinness. his overexcitement, his growliness. cried over that. he kindly reminded me that we didn't put him to sleep because he bothered us. but because he was a danger. bless him. my rock. really don't know what i would do without him.
the cats are enjoying his abscence. ate through a whole bag of treats one night. woke up to a nice mess of chewed bag pieces through out the house. nibbles even ate through the newly purchased loaf of bread. wrap and all. only took her like 2 minutes. nick went to answer the phone before putting away the groceries. maybe she's trying to get us ready for parenthood?
starting to freak out about this kidlet thing now that i don't have all the other distractions hanging over my/our head{s}.
been feeling better pregnancy wise i think. i know i still owe pictures. must work on that... i apologize. sleeping less. still napping now and then but it's much, much better. the nausea is pretty much gone. sure there are some mornings where i dispise the toothbrush. and had a bad incident with some vitamins the other night. i think it was monday. our normal routine is to eat dinner then chill and watch monday night football. well, i passed out. as usual. and nick stayed up playing some video game. he woke me up to go upstairs around 1am. normally it's 1030. i took the vitamins and hauled my half asleep self to bed. got my teeth brushed, changed, and all that other fun night time stuff. laid in bed and thought i would throw up right there. nick heard me doing the whole swallowing thing and freaked. couldn't figure out what i wasn't moving. um, because i couldn't! i think he actually yelled for me to get out of bed. was quite funny even as i felt so nauseated. he hauled his bootay into the other bathroom to grab the garbage can and i was able to make a mad dash to the toilet. learned my lesson. must have food more recently than 7 hours when taking vitamins. will not let that happen again!
work has been busy but good. a few of the patients now know my secret. they are so cute. don't think i can keep it a secret for much longer. all the eating comments, and the fact that my scrub jacket hardly buttons thanks to the girls and the belly! pictures... soon!
finally were able to share the news with my godparents. called their son in houston to share the news with him too. was a nice night. late. but good. have another date night with them this week.
as for the weekend.
just watched you don't mess with the zohan. better than i thought it would be.
might tackle the carpet this weekend or the garage. or the closets. have lots of options. nick is nesting. it's awesome. he's cleaned two cabinets and went on a kick throughout the house one night. soo funny. he denied it was nesting. but we all know the truth. ;o)


SO hard.

put guinness to sleep today. i NEVER thought, hoped, wished it would come to this. was hoping for a lifelong buddy when we got him last year. a forever family member.

i didn't go. i'm too much of a wimp. nick is there now. i'm in cleaning, cooking mode. anything to keep myself occupied. bless my husband for having the strength. he amazes me.

took him to the k9u yesterday. didn't get the best of news. this guy was the first one that actually confronted him and got him to be growly and mean. it lasted pretty much the whole time. he was worried about guinness hanging out in freak out mode for so long. told us he only really trusted him with us {since while i was crying, mr. guinnea came over to me and put his head on my lap}, but no one else. told us we could more than likely never leave him along with children. that he was just going to get worse the older her got and more than likely one day just snap. that we could try training but more than likely he was just wired wrong. didn't want to get our hopes up, spend tons of money, and just be where we are now.
so after a distraught ride home we came to the super, super hard decision to put him down. nick wanted to do it asap. thought it would be easier. not sit here and second guess ourselves. sooo hard. wish there was another way. we could have found some way to help him. cannot imagine him back at the pound, labeled as mr. aggressive and live in a kennell for who knows how long before they euthanise him.
hope we did the right thing. i mean, i know we did. but you know. it's just sooo sad. sooo hard.

happier baby updates soon. just doesn't seem fair now to try to be happy about other stuff when i'm missing my pup....