Monday, May 24, 2010


I itch all over and I think it's going to drive me crazy! For the last 2 and a 1/2 weeks I have been getting patches of hives all over my body that itch continually.

It's not bug bites or poison ivy, it's not an allergic reaction to a new laundry detergent or bath soap. It's also not PUPPS or any of those syndromes associated with pregnancy that make you itch. So, nothing diagnosable so far. All my OB gave me was a recommendation to see a dermatologist.

And the dermatologist can't get me in until July 2nd.

I can only slather my entire body with Benadryl cream so many times a day! Has this ever happened to anyone else while pregnant?

And, how do I make it stop?

Friday, May 21, 2010


And 100% happy about it.

I didn't believe the end of this school year would ever truly come.

But it came, I survived and now on with life. I'm so happy I'll be getting to stay home with our little girl. However, I'm kind of overwhelmed at what I'm going to do with myself for the 11 hours a day I used to be at work each day until she comes...

I do have lots of projects on my to-list, such as
Refinishing this dresser,

turning this stack of fabric into bedding, curtains, etc. for the nursery,

replanting our little garden that got washed away in heavy rains,

cleaning out my garage

using my gym membership

knocking some books off my summer reading list

nagging Bryce about getting a fence put up

and on and on.

Oh, and to all my friends in the Indianapolis area, I am free to hang out now, ANY TIME!

Yes, I think I am going to like being job-free.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

That's right folks!

We're having a girl!
Ruffles and bows, YAY! And, no need for me start pretending I'm interested in sports just yet.

Our little missy is looking good and healthy, due September 18th.

I'm so excited, I can't stand it.

Monday, May 3, 2010


This past weekend I got to go out to Denver, Colorado for my little cousin Mindy's wedding.

Mindy is just about one of the sweetest people I know. Always happy, always loving and always serving. She and her new husband are definitely destined for eternal bliss.

Besides the sealing itself, highlights included hanging out with all the zany Daines women...

(Anna, Aunt Mickey, Aunt Marsha, Aunt Diane, Aunt Suzanne, Randi, Mom, Aunt Gail and Grandma at Sweet Tomatoes, a favorite lunch spot when these ladies get together)

Seeing my mom, and seeing her tear up while patting my tummy because, "That's my grandbaby in there!"
And of course, my beloved snister.

Highlights not pictured: playing speed scrabble with Grandma (and yes she beat me,) all the amazing food at the family dinner and reception and seeing the Rocky Mountains again. I've missed them!

Birthday Present

Our birthday was last week. Ours meaning mine and Bryce's. Yep. On the same day. It was a fantastic birthday. We were joined in celebrating by lots of our good friends here in Indiana and turning 25 didn't feel quite as bad as I had expected.

We got a joint b-day present this year, a new camera!

I don't post pictures very often because our previous camera was
A. kind of broken,
B. took forever to upload pictures to the computer and
C. didn't even take nice looking images.

Now, I don't purport to have any kind of photography skill or know-how, but this new camera does take a nice picture!

Here's to lots of future picture posting!