Sunday, August 14, 2011

We have landed. Georgia. *Sigh.* Right off the bat I'd like to complain about what I don't like about Georgia. (Best to go ahead and get the negativity out of the way, right?)   =)

1. The first and most PAINfully obvious reason, it's not Kansas. It's 20 hours from Kansas. Pain. Ful.

2. It's so dang humid. We all know it's humid in the south, duh. But still, what I wouldn't give for a "dry" 100 degree day rather than a humid 90 degrees.

3. Thanks to Mr. Humidity and the evil bug demons, there are mosquitoes out ALL day long. Morning, noon and night. I planted some flowers in some flower pots today in our backyard this afternoon (3 pm) and I couldn't have been outside for more than 20 minutes. I came inside with literally 17 mosquito bites. (I counted.) And these just aren't any mosquitoes, these are huge, juicy, when you slap them blood squirts everywhere type mosquitoes.

4. The produce sucks. I bought a bunch of berries, oranges, etc. thinking that the south has got to have some good produce. Nope. They suck. The fruit is wayyyy better in Kansas. How that makes sense, I have no idea. Side note, I have yet to buy some peaches. I feel as if I buy peaches, which I do like, and they suck, well that will just send me right over the edge and into psycho lady land. It's like getting bad seafood on the coast, it really should just NEVER happen. There is no excuse for it. Georgia IS the PEACH state. If I suffer from peach disappointment, well you just never know what could happen, who could get it. It's dangerous.

5. Our house, which is surprisingly mostly all pleasant, is the home of some MAJOR MASSIVE cockroaches. One just came wiggling out of the wall while I was in the bathroom a little while ago. Seriously, this thing was the size of my fist.....almost. Now, I reckon a house that was built almost 100 years ago is going to have some bug issues, but cockroaches?! Come on. At least give me spiders or something. I can handle spiders.

I believe that is all the complaining I shall do. Our house is cute and is coming together quite nicely. The hardwood floors needed a lot of new area rugs to make the house feel home-y and cozy, which cost a pretty penny, but oh well. Our 3rd bedroom which we were really excited to have is more like a closet, but, it's better than nothing. We are using it as a small office right now and will be transformed into the world's smallest baby room in the next few months. Hopefully the baby isn't claustrophobic. hehe.

....Speaking of baby! Here is your baby update!

How far along:  18 weeks
Size of baby:  Baby White is about the size of a sweet potato! 
Total Weight Gain:  About 10 pounds.  Yes this seems like a big jump from 1 lb at 13 weeks, but at 14 weeks I went to the dr. and it was about 6 lbs. I guess at 13 weeks I hadn't weighed myself for awhile.....
Maternity Clothes:  Yup! Finally gave in and bought some a few weeks ago. I have a pair of shorts and two pairs of flood pants, with a few tops. Haven't worn any of the tops yet.  
Gender:  We find out on Sept. 2nd what this little critter is! I could not be more excited! I can't wait to start shopping! 
Sleep:  Not bad. I go to sleep super early, usually around 10 and sleep until 9 or 10 in the morning. I'm thankful I was never a back sleeper, as you can't do that anymore when you are preggo.  
What I miss: Chicken. :( I have a bad chicken aversion. It's sad really. I miss my chicken friend. We were really close. 
Cravings:  None really. Things sound REALLY good from day to day but nothing that I would kill to have or that has stayed around that long. 
Symptoms: The nausea and vomiting have gotten better. Thank you Jesus. Thank you Jesus! I still get waves of nausea and I feel like throwing up occasionally but my nights are much better these days. Hungry a lot still. 

I feel like I have been pregnant for a year already. Time is going so slow it's ridiculous. I found myself at Joann's (as Hobby Lobby is closed on Sundays) today trying to find a pregnant person hobby. I don't know how to sew or anything of that nature, so that's out. The hubs suggested I try painting, but if my painting skills in Jr. High and High School art class was any indication of my skills now, it's best I stay away from that as well. Perhaps when we find out the sex of the baby I will have a little more to work with. 

Regardless, I don't know anybody here, I'm not working, I have no friends or family to visit with, so my schedule is wide open. Boringly wide. I need to work on that....