Sunday, December 30, 2007

A new TV?

At some point we're going to get a plasma television. Of course, we haven't really found the right time, nor, the extra $5,000. I think it's equally important when you have a plasma television to make sure that it's placed on your wall nicely.

Maybe people get a plasma tv lift to secure their television on the wall or area.

Just last night we were at a friends house and talking about how they should get a new plasma television and place it over the fireplace. We also talked about eyestrain and how the television really shouldn't be that high because it's bad for your eyes.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Did I mention?

That I've found a new office located off of Route 13? I've been looking for a place to hang my hat that has free wi-fi where I can come to do my blogging!

Moe's Southwest Grill offers decent (expensive) burritos, nachos, and quesadillas. I'm not overly impressed by anything that they offer but it's a fast in and out restaurant and they have free drinks, a clean bathroom, and internet!

What more could a girl want?

Not to mention, on one of their television sets they have "The Backyardigans"!!

Traveling?

I think we're probably going to stay put for the holidays this year. Things never got firmed up and I must admit that we were in a bind when it comes to the dog and finding kenneling for her.

Plus, it seems like Margot's dad doesn't want anyone around or in the house.

So we're just going to stay in good ole' Ithaca.

At some point we might do a little excursion to meet up with my cousin in Toronto or even Michigan. We'll probably look into Hotel Reservations over the next few weeks so we an get a good deal.

Last time we were able to find some awesome deals through HotelReservations.com. Plus, they were easy to book and had excellent customer service when we had questions!



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16 weeks a couple of days!

I must say that I've started enjoying this pregnancy! I mean things have been going great and I love being pregnant and knowing that there is a little guy/gal growing nice and big inside my belly.

I went for my 16 week appointment with the midwives Tuesday and everything was great. It took a while for her to find the heartbeat but it finally showed up after about 5 minutes. I wasn't too worried because I knew that she wasn't looking in the right place.

I love looking down and seeing my big belly. Even though I know it's going to get much bigger I can't wait!

I've felt a few movements down there and last night when I was using the baby doppler I felt homeboy flip around a few times.

I am pretty convinced that it's a boy. For some reason I just feel a surge of testosterone lingering in my blood!

In a few short weeks we'll find out if I'm right!

So happy...

I must say that we've been updating everything our house and we really haven't done many shortcuts or purchased cheap appliances. We figure we're going to live there for a while and would rather only replace things once in a while instead of all the time!

That's why we decided to look at and purchase Kohler sinks for our bathroom!

We have a pedastool sink and really loved the design of the Kohler sink. Not only was it the nicest one at the store but we liked the matching faucets too.

We've been very happy with our selection and despite two moms and a kid that are pretty tough on things... it's done a great job!

It just makes sense...

Years ago Margot used to have a Dodge Dakota truck. Of course, that's when we lived in an apartment and really didn't need a truck. By the time we had moved in a houes she had already sold it and we had purchased another car.

I think we probably should have kept the truck for a little bit longer and invested in a truck rack! That way we could have done all of the work on the house and hauled stuff back and forth.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Look at this poor kid.




She fell today at daycare and got a pretty bad scratch on her chin. Poor kid.

Her perfect smile.

View from the top!





So here is what it looks like when I look down.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

I'm actually pretty excited about...

getting all of the baby clothes and baby furniture out of the basement and setting it up!

We have only set up the diaper changing table because we needed a place to put the blankets and Christmas gifts! Plus, we figure our cat, Murphy, loves sleeping on it and wanted to give her a nice bed for the winter.

Years ago when we looked at baby cribs - we decided to go with the one that was top ranked by the Consumer Reports Magazine.

Little did we know that Graem would not sleep one night in her bed but instead upstairs in our bed.

I think this time we're going to try and set up the crib upstairs and put the baby in it from the start. I can only imagine that will last a total of fifteen minutes and then we'll want to hold the baby or he/she will need to be fed or changed!

Maybe, family bed isn't such a bad idea afterall!?!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

15w2d




Damn, I'm big. Not to mention, my boobs just keep getting bigger too!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Some of my latest freebies!





I must say that I've been doing quite well with the blogging gig and when I think that one place doesn't have any offers one of my favorite websites PayU2Blog.com hooks me up!

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Dear God.




I never realized what a fun time it would be taking pictures! Check these out!

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Almost 15 weeks.

I can't believe I just wrote that!

Time really has gone by pretty quicky the past few weeks and the weeks are adding up.

My next appointment isn't for a few weeks and I go for bloodwork and meet up with one of the midwives for a check up. I think I also get to schedule the "big" ultrasound!

The one where they might be able to see the sex parts and can tell us if I have a boy or girl in there! I'm really excited about that and hope that we can find out before Christmas!

I think we might have found the names we're going to use. For a boy we're leaning towards Finn and for a girl we like Emerson.

That's bound to change though....we still have 5 months!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

A great Christmas gift?

I'm talking about silver of course!

One thing that never loses it’s value is silver coins! Even when our stocks are floundering you can always look to silver, gold, and precious metals to maintain their value.

Monex Deposit Company offers silver, gold, and other precious metals for delivery or they will make arrangements to have your metals stored privately and securely at a bank or depository.

I didn’t realize this but Monex Deposit Company (MDC) is an industry leader. They sell gold in two forms: coin or ingot. The world demand now exceeds the supply demand for gold - which makes it a pretty smart investment.

What time is it?

I've had my Skagen watch for a few years now and it's seen better days. However, I don't know if I'll ever be able to part with it. Margot gave it to me for Valentine's years ago and it was the nicest and best gift she's ever given to me.

Of course, there are these great Audemars Piguet watches that aren't just classy but functional too!

I have never been a watch person but now that I have one I feel that it's an essential part of my outfit each and every day!

Looking to invest?

With the market so crazy lately we aren't sure what to invest in! Every day I hear Margot cursing at the computer. Yesterday was the first day that I heard her actually happy after uploading our investments and that's because she "made" $1,000.

I'm at the point where I'd love to look into some condos for sale and purchase them as timeshares or rental properties.

My grandfather always did real estate and did pretty good at it too.

Maybe it runs in the family?

Get the hook up!

Just the other day I was talking to my friend, Alex. Alex is an advertising manager and works with an agency that does advertising for airlines. They basically find clients and then represent them and buy space on airlines entertainment channels.

The main problem that he's having though is stirring up business and getting quality business sales leads. His market is really any organization that wants to get the word out to the middle and upper class who might be traveling on the airlines.

Alex should look to a company like MartinWorldwide.net. They offer lead databases and Mailing Lists that will give him nice leads and a headstart to getting some quality customers.

The amount that his company would spend on these demographics would be paid for with one customer signing up with them.

14 weeks today!

WOO WOO! I must say that I'm pretty excited to be this pregnant. Never in a million years did I think it was going to work and I'd actually have a living baby in my womb.

It's been pretty boring (YAH!) over the past few weeks and most of the time I forget I'm pregnant...until I look down at my ever growing belly.

It's so big and it's starting to get hard too. What's funny is that it's actually lopsided at the top! I didn't realize it until I was touching it one day and it felt bigger on one side than the other. Margot realized it the other day too.

I can't wait til I can feel some little flutters and then kicks! Maybe I'll get that for my Christmas gift this year!