Friday, August 20, 2010

On the plus side.

I am finally back in my home town! These 2 weeks are going to be amazinggg. The trip wasn't so bad. Turned into 13 plus hours. I may have taken a wrong turn and gotten a little lost in New York City. Everything is ok. I didn't get shot and I made it out without a scratch on my car. Success!

I probably wont post too much these next 2 weeks. We'll see how I feel. I'm aggrivated with the blog world right now I need time to cool off. And I plan on doing just that :-)

I Love You Mr. Sykes<3 I miss you so much<3

Semper Fi<3

Ok new plan

If you don't like what I post, don't comment or take it one step further and don't follow me. I write posts to put my ideas somewhere. Not to get negative feedback. If I ask for your opinions or ideas I'm asking you to simply tell me how you feel about a subject, not how you feel and why everyone else should feel that way and to put people down.

I've said it before and I will say it again. This is MY blog. As in MY words, MY thoughts, and MY opinions. I don't put them on here so you can tell me I'm a hypocrite or something. It's rude. I don't go to your blog and tell you why I think your wrong and pick apart your posts.

If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.

And I promise not to ask for anyone's opinions on controversial issues anymore. I don't want to deal with people who can't just voice their opinions without having to be right and tell everyone how they're wrong. I'll keep it to my life only. There's enough media coverage for everything else anyways.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I'm finally going home!

I'm hoping to leave by 8 am tomorrow. I'm trying to get everything together tonight but I'm exhausted! Hopefully everything goes as planned. I can't wait to be home for a little while. I need a break.

New York, here I come!

I Love You Mr. Sykes<3 Missing you

Semper Fi<3

Monday, August 16, 2010

Your questions, answered.

I love the questions you asked so here are my answers :-)

What inspired you to blog?
:My inspiration was to find a way to get through the 3 months my husband was at boot camp. I never imagined it would turn into such an amazing experience. Now it's turned into more of a blog about my life as a military wife. Although most of it doesn't even have to do with the military lol.

How did you meet your hubby?
:We met in high school. He was a senior when I was a freshman. I had the biggest crush on him but never said anything. We talked but nothing more than small talk at the lunch table. After he graduated he moved to North Carolina for Nascar tech school and we lost touch until my junior year. He messaged me on Myspace and we started talking again. I actually fell in love with him before we even saw each other again. We were planning on me moving to be with him and go to college. But he moved home a couple months later and we have been together ever since. Off and on a couple times but we always knew we were soul mates. Now ironically we are back in north carolina haha. 

Is he a "lifer" in the Marines?
:As of right now that is his plan. He was debating it for a while but recently decided he wanted to retire from the marine corps. Or possibly switching branches if necessary. 

How did you know your buss was "the one"?
:By buss I am assuming you mean husband? Lol. It's actually a strange story. I knew I was in love with him since I had been since high school but it wasn't until we were together for about a year I think until I realized he was my forever. We were riding in his truck and he reached over and took my hand. I swear my heart dropped out of my chest. Its not like he hadn't done that before but this time it was different. I looked over at him and I knew I was going to marry him. 

How many kiddies do you guys want?
: We want to have 3 kids. 2 boys and a girl. He wants a Jr first and foremost though. 

What is the hardest thing for you about being a military wife?
: This is actually a tough one. It's probably a toss up between having to say goodbye to him so often and coming to the realization that I am second to the military. You get used to it but there are little things every now and then that remind you and they get ya right in the heart. 

You're stuck on a dessert island that has one unending food source of any ONE food you want. What do you choose?
: Oh wow. This took some serious thinking but I think I would choose apples probably. It's one food I can never get sick of and they are delicious!

And the harder one... What is one thing you wish you could change?
:Easy. Nothing. I am a firm believer in learning from your mistakes. I can honestly say I don't regret anything. I have made some really stupid and horrible mistakes but I have learned something very important from every single one of them. I have even repeated mistakes but the second time around I finally learned what I needed to in order not to do it again. Spending your time wishing something didn't happen is a waste because you know you can never change it. You can only learn from it. Hopefully the first time around. 

Thanks for all of the questions ladies!! For those of you who have questions still but didn't get to ask them, leave them in a comment and I'll do another one :-)

Uterus Didelphys

I had my second appointment today to check in on the baby. It has been made official that I have Uterus Didelphys. What that means is that I have 2 Uteruses, 2 cervix and 2 vaginas. Lucky me right? Not.

Some women I guess go even further than that and also have an extra set of fallopian tubes and ovaries. So far they haven't discovered that with me. I think that means that I can only get pregnant in one uterus at a time whereas if I had the extra tubes and ovaries I could get pregnant in both uteruses. I THINK. I am still not positive that I can't still get pregnant in my other uterus which freaks me the hell out.

I asked my doctor and he said it was highly unlikely but everything I'm reading online says that women get pregnant in both uteruses all the time. My doctor said that what would have to happen for that to occur would be when I get pregnant the egg splits into both uteruses and I carry one twin in one and the other in the other. I know, it's confusing. I still don't know for sure. I am not good at forming questions when I am in a doctors office. For some reason my mind just goes blank and I just nod my head. I did pretty good today though.

So, the problem with this is that since there are 2 uteruses the one that is occupado wont have as much room to expand. That means our baby probably wont be able to grow as much as he could. That leads to a low birth rate for a best outcome. More than likely our baby will have a low birth weight but that doesn't mean he/she wont be healthy, just tiny. Also, most likely our baby will decide to come early or have to come early. And our last most likely is that I will have to have a C section due to the baby not being able to move out of the breach position.

My doctor seemed concerned but not overly nervous quite yet. I am on the high risk pregnancy list but it's so that this doctor can be the one who sees me every visit and so I can get more frequent appointments. This is awesome actually because most women get a different doctor almost every time they go for their appointments. I hated that idea so I am happy this doctor is more than happy to see me every time. He is a specialist in this kind of pregnancy so I really got SUPER lucky.

I have heard horror stories of women who went through Naval hospitals and had awful experiences. One of my friends who is a couple weeks further along than I am is one of them already. I am so thankful that I have already had great experiences, minus the complicated pregnancy. I have an extremely wonderful doctor who happens to specialize in this matter and requested that I see him every appointment. Everyone is so friendly and really makes me feel a lot better.

It was awful not having my husband there with me today though. It's rough to get that kind of news and not have your support system with you. I got in the car and called my mom to tell her the update and I had to fight back tears. I was choking up until we got off the phone and then I balled all the way home. Then my husband called me to find out about the appointment and I had to fight back the tears again. He knew I was upset about it all but I didn't need him to hear me cry. I hate when he worries about me instead of focusing on what he has to do. It makes me even more nervous.

Luckily I don't have another appointment for 4-5 weeks so my trip home is still on :-) Which reminds me. I bought a new GPS today! Soooo excited! I got a pretty Tom Tom. The best part is I have Juan Pablo Montoya as my guide!! For those of you who don't know him he is a Nascar driver. Which I know is ironic since I am not exactly fond of Nascar but when I am forced to watch it I love hearing him talk so hello PERFECT!! haha.

I am super excited for tomorrow!! I get to hang out with Nicole from Flip Flops and Combat boots, her friend Natalie (I believe) and Carmen from We See the Same Stars. We are going dress shopping for the ball!! yay!

Anyways. This has been super long. I'll leave you with that for now.

I Love You Mr. Sykes<3 Miss you bunches<3

Semper Fi<3

If I Die Young

This song has been out for a while and I didn't really get why I liked it so much until recently. It's extremely catchy and her voice is gorgeous. I heard it again today and it hit me. This song is so close to home and yet it's extremely comforting.

Here are the lyrics.

If I die young, bury me in satin
Lay me down on a, bed of roses
Sink me in the river, at dawn
Send me away with the words of a love song

Uh oh, uh oh

Lord make me a rainbow, I'll shine down on my mother
She'll know I'm safe with you when she stands under my colors, oh and
Life ain't always what you think it ought to be, no
Ain't even grey, but she buries her baby

The sharp knife of a short life, well
I've had, just enough time

If I die young, bury me in satin
Lay me down on a, bed of roses
Sink me in the river, at dawn
Send me away with the words of a love song

The sharp knife of a short life, well
I've had, just enough time

And I'll be wearing white, when I come into your kingdom
I'm as green as the ring on my little, cold finger, I've
Never known the lovin' of a man
But it sure felt nice when he was holding my hand, there's a
Boy here in town says he'll, love my forever
Who would have thought forever could be severed by
The sharp knife of a short life, well
I've had, just enough time

So put on your best boys and I'll wear my pearls
What I never did is done

A penny for my thoughts, oh no, I'll sell them for a dollar
They're worth so much more after I'm a goner
And maybe then you'll hear the words I been singin'
Funny when you're dead how people start listenin'

If I die young, bury me in satin
Lay me down on a, bed of roses
Sink me in the river, at dawn
Send me away with the words of a love song

Uh oh (uh, oh)
The ballad of a dove (uh, oh)
Go with peace and love
Gather up your tears, keep 'em in your pocket
Save them for a time when you're really gonna need them, oh

The sharp knife of a short life, well
I've had, just enough time

So put on your best boys and I'll wear my pearls
And here is the Video

Idk. Take it how you want to but I really love the song. 

My post, your post.

I was thinking how I've got a good amount of people who follow and actually read this thing. I know when I read someone's blog I always have questions about them or for them but I never actually ask them. So here is your chance!

If you've wanted to ask me anything go ahead. I'm talking anything about my life as a military wife, what my favorite color is, to how many kids I want to have. ANYTHING. I'm opening up to the idea that yea I write this blog for me but you read it for you. Sometimes I actually post controversial things on here or give advice to people. I want people to know a little about me and maybe they'd understand my personality a little more. I don't know. This just seems like a good idea! haha.

So have at it :-) I'll make another post answering all of the questions posted, if any.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

The plus side

There is always supposed to be a plus side to everything. So here is my list of good things resulting from my husband being gone for a couple weeks.

1- I sleep so much better! The past couple weeks I haven't been able to sleep at all. It's a mix between not being able to get comfortable, having ridiculous gas, my knees feeling like I have no fat in my legs when they touch, and my husband's sleeping habits. My husband's sleeping habits have never bothered me before. He snores occasionally, gets extremely close to me to the point where I am hanging off the bed, has conversations with himself, and on occasion elbows me in the face. And remarkably none of this bothered me until recently when I could not sleep. My lack of sleep made me irritable to the point where I had to get up out of bed and get cotton balls for my ears! But, now that I have the bed to myself I don't even wake up to pee in the middle of the night!! Yea! Although, I really can't wait until I get to fall asleep next to him again. I'd rather not sleep than not have him there when I wake up. BUT were focusing on the positives.

2- I don't have to adjust the shower head! My husband is over 6 feet tall whereas I am only 5'5''. This presents a problem with the shower. I keep the water running in the tub while he shoots it directly at the parallel wall so that he has room to stand under it without ducking too much. Not really a problem except he NEVER remembers to adjust it back to normal. That means I turn the shower on and water hits the wall and starts pouring onto the floor. UGHHH. Well, now that he isn't here I always step into a perfectly adjusted shower :-)

3- I get control over the tv. I actually don't mind most of the shows he watches but I am NASCAR free for 3 weeks!! :-) Granted, it is starting to crawl into my heart and find it's own tiny little space there. But I am not ready to admit that and I am going to enjoy these race free weekends.

That's really all I've got for now. Those get my spirit lifted a little though :-) Is your man gone? Try making a list of things you appreciate about alone time! I promise it helps :-)

I know I blog a ton lately. But hey, my husbands gone and I don't have tons of people to talk to. So this is my outlet.

I Love You Mr. Sykes<3
Missing you like crazy regardless of slightly appreciating this alone time. (as in very very slightly)
I Love You too Little Sykes<3 but quit giving me gas!

Semper Fi<3

I read a book! And I'm ranting a little.

So I went to Barnes and Noble yesterday and bought two books. One of them was Confessions of  Military Wife. Everyone and their mom told me to read it so I did. I LOVED IT! It's so funny and endearing. I just finished it and it just truly touched me. I recommend everyone reads it if they haven't already.

The other book I bought was The Case for God by Karen Armstrong. The title is pretty self explanatory. I haven't read it yet but it's supposed to talk about how God has become unbelievable in today's world. I was drawn to this book as soon as I saw it and knew that I had to read it. It focuses mostly on Christianity but also talks about other religions such as Judaism, Buddhism, and Hinduism. I am hoping it helps me on my religious conquest if you will.

Hopefully I will start that book today but I need a break from whipping through Confessions so quickly.

On another unrelated note, I judge people. It only gets worse when I am bored. In my defense I only judge people who really stick their neck out there for attention. I can't help myself. There are two girls in particular who really get under my skin. I will not reveal names and it is none of my bloggy friends I promise<3

The first girl I started talking to when my husband was in boot camp. Her husband was 2 months ahead of mine so she actually was a lot of help at that point. BUT, after her husband graduated everything changed. She became this know it all, self absorbed snob. You probably have all met someone like this. I was so used to going to her with my problems through boot camp that I would still ask her advice. I quickly changed my mind. I couldn't ask her for advice on anything because my problems were tossed aside and she always immediately did the "Well my husband did this..." bit. Where she just talked about her problems and how her life seemed more important than mine. ANNOYING!!

Anyways, I was horrified to find out we would be living at the same base. Luckily, or well unluckily for her, her husband was deployed soon after we got there and she moved home. There wasn't enough time for us to even meet. PHEW. She only talks to me now when she wants the gossip of my life or to complain about hers. I selfishly ignore her.

I haven't even gotten to my big problem with her yet. It's Facebook. You know how you can chose to hide someone so you don't have to see their constant updates? Well turns out it still doesn't hide their updated albums. I am constantly having to look at her "sexy posed" photos plastered all over Facebook. I'm talking a new mirror picture EVERY DAY. And they are getting worse the longer her husband is gone. Her newest ones are of her in a tiny shirt with the neck cut low so her bra and boobs are showing. This aggravates me SOOOOOO MUCH!! It's one thing if you are sending those to your husband overseas. It's another thing to have something like that all over the internet for anyone to see. It sets an awful image for herself and frankly for the Marine Wives who automatically get dragged into that stigma. I can't stand when women are this selfish to not think of how they are representing themselves, their husbands and the marine corps.

Ugh, it felt really good to get that out. Sorry for blabbing.

The second girl is a tough one. She's about to become "family." She is marrying my mom's boyfriend's son. Complicated? Yea. First of all, I severely dislike her fiance. I truly believe he is slime. I wont go into detail just to save time but there are family issues with his father and he tried to drag me into them when I have nothing to do with the situation at all. I am not one to be used and if you try and use me I will bite back. Promise.

Anyways, I don't talk to him anymore and don't ever plan on it. This girl though, she seems nice enough and is friends with me on Facebook. My problem with her is that she is one of those "I love my sailor" "My sailor is my whole world" "My sailor my sailor my sailor" people. I don't think I have ever heard her use his real name or referred to him as anything other than "Her sailor." Does that bug anyone else or is it just a pet peeve of mine? I am all for those cute stickers for your cars saying " I heart my marine" or "Marine's wife." You know it's your choice. But having been with my husband for 2 years before the military took over I think maybe it's just pouring the bleach into the wound for me.

What I mean by that is I was in love with my husband long before the Marine Corps took my number 1 position. For 2 years I was number 1. I didn't say "I love my Marine." I said "I Love You Papa Bear<3" Or I Love You Jonathan<3. I also never said "I love my nascar crew chief" and I know for a fact that someone married to a civilian wouldn't put that they love their accountant or banker or w/e.

It's partially because I love him for who he is and not what he does and partially because he isn't "my marine." He is the Government's Marine and my husband. You already know how I feel about keeping our home life separate from the military.

But take this one step further and you have officially blown my mind. I can get past the "I love my marine, sailor, soldier" thing. It's mostly just out of pride, I do understand that. But what I will never understand is when a girlfriend or wive says "I Love My Sgt." Or "I Love My Lcpl." THAT really bugs me. It's like, so when he gets promoted do you stop loving him or do you love him more?

Don't get me wrong. I am very proud of my husband. Every time he gets promoted I share that joy with him and I am excited for him to be able to take the next step and get that next promotion. But I would never state my love for him in a way that would leave it feeling as if I only loved him for his rank. There are too many women who take rankism way too far and it's just awful. We need to remember that we do not wear our husband's chevrons. We are not in the military. If you want the pride of that rank then join the military yourself.

I probably just ticked a lot of women off with that but hey, this is my blog and if I need to rant and rave about what annoys me then I will. It's opinion people.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

What to do today.

Is it weird that I kind of wish I had homework to do? I guess that means I am ridiculously bored. haha. Really I am just in the mood to read an amazingly great book. I think I want to go to Barnes and Noble and indulge myself in it's shelves. I don't know what I'm looking for but hopefully I'll find it.

This is what happens when my husband leaves. I have to stay extremely busy even if it means spending a couple hours in a book store. I'm a nerd.

I Miss you Mr. Sykes<3 I Love You so much<3

Semper Fi<3

Friday, August 13, 2010


I think I want to study different religions. I don't want to major in it or anything but I think I need to learn more about all of the religions out there before I can really decide what I want to believe in. I've just been really confused lately and instead of the normal guidance I want to set my own path with my own research. Hopefully something good will come out of it.

Ball gown ideas

Everyone has been talking about the ball lately so I figured I would share some of my dress ideas with everyone. I still have no idea what dress I am going to get or how big I am going to be baby wise haha. Makes things a little complicated BUT these are ones I love.

I don't know which is my favorite yet. I think it might be this last one though. It's so beautiful and elegant. BUT... if I'm a heffer there's no way I would wear it. 

Well he's gone again

Boo. I had to drop him off at the bricks at 2 and his flight isn't even until 8 tonight. LAME. But oh well. We get to text for a little while and hopefully eventually he'll get online. 3 weeks is nothing but really it's everything.

I'm going to be a cry baby tonight so I don't want to bore anyone. I'll just leave it at I miss my husband.

I Love You Mr. Sykes<3
You too Little Sykes<3

Semper Fi<3

The Today Show


This morning on the Today Show Ke$ha (Yes, that's how you spell it) was preforming her song Tik Tok. For those of you who haven't heard this song it's pretty much about being drunk and getting guys and seriously listen to it. Tik Tok And then she follows it by singing another one thats equally if not more inappropriate.

Her songs are catchy but COMPLETELY inappropriate for young kids. So that's where this rant goes to. The Today Show showing little kids watching and dancing to this. Little kids as in 5 to 12ish. EWWWWW. AND they're with their moms!!!

Idk, maybe it's just me but when I see teens humping and grinding in the audience right next to a 5 year old dancing that is just completely disturbing. Then to have the Today Show crew actually chose to film that and show the world is even worse.

Hubby leaves today

Big old Boo Hoo day today. I'll blog more later. I need to shower before hubby gets home from work so we can spend our last couple hours or so together before I have to drop him off. :-(

Thursday, August 12, 2010

First Lady's trip to Spain

Ok so this is all over the news and I just can't understand why people are so upset. From what I have read, tax payers are upset because they paid for the trip? Am I right? Well I also read that the First Lady paid for her own room, food and transportation. The only thing the tax payers paid for was the security and some photos. This seems hardly a reason to get all butt hurt.

No matter where the First Lady and her children go they need to have security with them. It's the First Lady for heavens sake! I personally think it's wonderful that she took her daughter out of the country to experience another country. I think more people should get out and explore the world. If I had the money you bet I would see as much of the world as possible.

Unless there is something I'm missing with this story then I've voiced my opinion. I think people in our country just need to criticize anything and everything. If we spent more time worrying about things that actually mattered maybe we would get somewhere.

Feel free to tell me details I'm missing in this story.

All you job hunters in Jville...

I went shopping today and noticed that Target was hiring. I know it's not glory work but for those of you who have been searching for a while and need that extra income it would be a great start :-)

I am thinking about applying myself but I don't know how this pregnancy is going to go and I'm not sure being on my feet all day is a good idea yet. Hopefully after my appointment on Monday I will know more.

BUT just an FYI for all of you ladies needing that extra mula :-)

OHHHH!! And I got a seat cover for my dog :-)

That's the website pic but you get the idea. It's PERFECT!! It keeps him from getting into the front seat AND covers the entire back seat comfortably. It's also great  because it's that nice material that hair dirt and mud just brushes off of :-) So yay!! Road trip here we come!! Plus I love things for dogs that have a picture of a golden retriever on the front :-) That way I know my dog will like it haha. 

On the job hunt once again...

Why is it that this area of my life always fails me? I mentioned a while ago how I was now part time at home with Coldwell Banker and well that's turned into me not having to do anything since they have nothing for me to do. So not fired but not getting any side work from them.

So I went out and got another job to get an income. My husband and I have friends who are both marines and they just had a baby so they offered me a babysitting job. I took it. I worked for them for maybe 3 weeks before she really aggravated me. She let someone else babysit in my place this week and for as long as she needs to because she just lost her job. Does that make sense to anyone? She gave this other girl my job because she needed it? What about the fact that she KNEW we just bought a new car and have a baby on the way? I guess those aren't reasons to need an income at all. It wasn't until a couple minutes of "talking" to her that the real reason finally came out. This other girl is only asking $100 a week whereas I was asking $8 an hour. My husband and I did research on what to charge and found that to be reasonable since I not only had to be up and ready at 6 am everyday and sometimes had to play chauffeur to her in the mornings since she doesn't have her license yet.

I am about to say something that I try to keep off of my blog but I need to get it out. BITCH!!!

Excuse my language. I don't think she was even going to tell me. I texted her sunday night asking what time the baby would be here in the morning and thats when she decided to spring it on me. And she said it as if she didn't think it was a problem and that we could actually be friends after this.

Ok. I am done getting all pissy about this. The point is I am now once again on the job hunt. Not a happy camper.

I Love You Mr. Sykes<3
You too Little Sykes<3

Semper Fi<3

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Let's give this a shot.

Why is selecting the perfect name for your baby so gosh darn difficult? Of course if it's a boy it's easy. He will be a jr. But it's not that easy if it's a girl. No matter what her first name is her middle name is going to be Yvonne after my grandmother. Right now we are liking Abigail Yvonne Sykes.

What I want to try is to have all of my followers comment with your favorite girls names to see if you can come up with something I haven't heard yet. I want her name to be at least a little unique. As in her name will never be Brittany (or any variation of the name), Sara, Katie, and you get the idea. The name I had picked out since middle school was Isabella. You know you all had your unborn, unmade children's names picked out too lol. I can't use it anymore because every other girl popped out this year has been named Isabelle or Isabella. (THANK YOU VERY MUCH TWILIGHT!!!!). Two girls from my hometown just had baby girls and both are named Isabella. Blegh.

So anyways, let me hear them ladies!! Oh and we are totally open to unisex names or names that are normally for boys but are now going girly (like Ryan). I was actually trying to convince my husband that Charlotte was the perfect name so we can call her Charlie for short (Yes, got that one from Monster In Law). Which reminds me, the name HAS to be able to be made into a shorter nickname too.

Ok, so now have at it!!

I'm excited to see what you creative ladies come up with :-)

I need to do something.

I cannot stand sitting in this house for another second. It's all I do anymore. I hate watching tv and yet I feel like for the past couple months it's all I've been able to do. I finally feel good and yet I have nothing to do anyways.

This is why I can't wait to go home. Sitting around outside with my family sounds great right now. I really hate being alone. All day long I'm alone, except for my dog. It's ridiculous. I'M BORED!!! Boredom makes me tired and want to eat everything. Not ok.

I miss home just another weekish and I'll be headed there. Just have to make it that long lol.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sleep deprived

I cannot sleep anymore. Our bed is uncomfortable, my pillow is uncomfortable and my husband outweighs me so as soon as he gets into bed I am forced into that slant in the bed he creates. Help :-( 

Some nights I literally feel like I am rolling around all night without ever even being able to shut my eyes. Other nights, like last night, I feel like I slept but when it's time to get up I'm still completely exhausted. I'm not supposed to sleep on my back which is one of the only comfortable positions right now.

The worst part? I can zonk out for 2 hours during the middle of the day, on that same bed, with the same pillow. Why can't I do that at night? It can't be that I'm not tired enough because trust me I am. I know it has to do with being pregnant because I've never had this problem before. I know it's only going to get worse the bigger I get too. UGHHHHH. 

Oh, and to add onto all of that... I am supposed to drink a gallon of water a day. A GALLON! I drink like 2 glasses now and I pee every hour and wake up at least 3 times in the middle of the night to pee. If I drink a gallon of water I might just pee my pants all day long. 

Someone please remind me that there is a plus side to being pregnant? 

Monday, August 9, 2010

Baby pictures.

Here are the ultra sound pictures. 9 weeks and 6 days. He/she was kicking and waving around already. It was amazing!

They aren't very clear and my scanner stinks. BUT the actual ultra sound was awesome except for the whole 1/2 sized uterus bit. All you can do is cross your fingers and pray everything works out ok. 

I Love You Mr. Sykes<3
You too Little Sykes<3

Semper Fi<3

So... I had my appointment

We had our first OB appointment this morning. We had an ultra sound and found out that my uterus is only  1/2 the size it should be. Apparently it's possible I have 2 uterus' but we wont know for sure for a little while. I think. My Doctor said not to worry and that the complications that could happen usually don't. But I could go into preterm labor or our baby could not grow fully. I don't know how I feel about it all yet. I'll post ultra sound pictures soon.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

What do you believe in?

Ok so religion is always a controversial subject but I don't want this to turn into a war over who's god is the god. I am just curious.

Here is what I want to know...

What is your religion? 
What are the main points of your religion? 
Do you believe in your religion whole heartedly or do you find yourself questioning things?
Why is this your religion? (Family, choice, any other reason)

I can't help but be extremely curious with all of the different religions out there. So let me know.

I forgot to mention those who don't believe in any religion. Tell me why you chose that as well. 

2 weeks-ish!

In about 2 weeks I will be taking a road trip home!! FINALLY!!! I get to spend just about 2 weeks there before I come back. SOOOOOO EXCITED!!! I can't wait to see my family and go to all the places I've missed so much.

I am nervous though. I've done the trip a hundred times. Only once by myself though. I was fine but now I'm pregnant and not only will I have to pee every hour but I get tired extremely easy. It's a 13 hour trip and I usually stop maybe once or twice. Now that I'm pregnant I will probably have to literally stop every hour or 2 which will make it longer. I never stop and stay the night somewhere but I might have to. Which sucks because I'll have my huge golden retriever and only a few hotels take dogs.

It will definitely be an adventure.

I Love You Mr. Sykes<3
You to Little Sykes<3

Semper Fi<3

To buy or not to buy?

Recently we found out through our neighbors that the people who own the house we rent are getting a divorce. We found out today that they are planning on offering us the house. We thought about buying a house before but now we aren't so sure. Since I will be moving home next year after the baby is born and will be gone for the year my husband is deployed there is no need for a house. BUT once he does come home we have at least a year left here before seeing what his orders are for reenlistment. I think I need a pros and cons list. Bare with me.

We can fix up the house (which doesn't need much work) and resell it.
We could probably get it for less than the offering price since we have been renting it for a while. 
We love the area and our neighbors. 
It should be an easy resell. 
We would have a house to come back to after his deployment.
Possibility to rent it out for a year while I was home, or rent it out to girls visiting their men down here instead of a hotel. 

We would have to actually fork up a lot of money. 
We would still be saving money while he deploys but not as much as not paying any rent at all.
We have never owned a home before and don't know much about the process of buying and reselling so quickly. 
The condition of the house could be a lot less than we realize and we could get screwed. 
If we get orders to move we won't have a lot of time to sell. 

Has anyone bought and resold a home? What would your advice be? 

Friday, August 6, 2010

What is with guys and their hair?

Ok ladies I know all of your men do this too so let's complain about it together. Raise your hand if you hate when your man grows a mustache just because all of the other guys are doing it? My hand is touching the ceiling right now.

I HATE IT! Before the military my husband had a beard almost all of the time. I put up with it because it's his face but I really couldn't stand kissing it. The marine corps is nice because they ALMOST always have to be clean shaved. Key word almost. Whenever my husband's posse goes somewhere like Yuma or now 29 Palms they grow mustaches for the occasion. Why? I have no friggin clue. The point with Yuma was to grow mustaches the entire time they were there. That lasted about 2 weeks and then they all shaved them off one by one. I dealt with that because he didn't start growing it until he got there and he shaved it off before he got home.

I do admit I wanted him to come home without shaving it because I've never seen him with a stache before but it's not like I cried when he didn't. Today, my husband comes home and kisses me hello and I get pricked by his upper lip. I tell him he missed some hairs and his response? "No I didn't." GREAT!! He doesn't leave for Cali for a week. A WEEK!!! My husband grows facial hair like Paul Bunyan. He will have a full mustache by Monday.

So my question is why is it that they can grow these ridiculous mustaches for these "friends" but when the wives say shave it they say no? I put quotes around friends because my husband told me the other day that he hated all but one guy going with him to Cali. So really, he is growing a mustache for a bunch of people he doesn't like but he won't shave it for me.

Well maybe I will just stop shaving as well. I'll make a fancy name for it and all that too so it sounds cool. Or I'll get those stick on mustaches and trim it down a little so it's prickly and wear it whenever he's around me. That could work.

Stupid facial hair. I despise you.

3 days.

Monday is our first OB appointment. I am a little nervous. I will feel so much better after I can talk to our Doctor but right now I am nervous. I had a spot of blood yesterday. It was just a drop and it was extremely light. It didn't even really look like blood. I called the doctor's office and they said that if it got worse or happened again I had to go to the ER so I was freaking out. Thankfully it hasn't happened again and I am praying it doesn't and that nothing is wrong.

I know cramping in the beginning of pregnancy is supposed to be normal but I think I have been having a lot of cramping. I need to calm my nerves. I just want everything to be ok.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Cone Cupcakes

Today I was craving cake so I made Cupcakes in ice cream cones :-)

These aren't mine but they looked like this. They are sooo yummy and so easy to make!! 

You just make the cake batter, pour it into the cone and bake at 350 for about 25 minutes or until done :-) Then apply lots of frosting of course! 

Great for school snack days. My mom and I used to make them all the time and since I can't imagine having any other kind of cupcakes I made them :-)

Hubby loves them too. That's not saying much though, he's like a disposal. 

I Love You Mr. Sykes<3
You too Little Sykes<3

Semper Fi<3

Dog vs. Leather

I bought my new car without thinking about my dog. My car has leather seats and my dog has nails. Not a good combination. I put a fitted sheet over the back seat and although it did work it was a pain in the ass and looked ridiculous. Plus, when I pulled in the driveway and got out of my car my dog jumped over the seat and came out my door leaving a little rub mark on my seat. I almost strangled him.

Has anyone run into this? What did you do? My husband suggested putting the back seats down and letting him lay on that but I am afraid he will crawl around in the trunk and idk how safe that is.

Your advice and wisdom would be awesome!


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Oh no! but Oh yea!!

I don't know how many of you are football fans but in our house football season is the 5th and best season of our year. Pre-season starts this weekend!!! Sooooo excited. Wondering where the oh no comes in? Well unfortunately my husband and I cheer for different teams. I am a Giants fan and he likes the Cowboys. Thankfully there could be worse teams for him to like but it's still a sore subject for us haha.

Needless to say, it's about to get very interesting in the Syke's household.

I Love You Mr. Sykes<3
You too Little Sykes<3

Semper Fi<3

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


I have the worst communication skills ever. I never keep in contact with people. I don't know if it's because  no one I've met is worth keeping in contact with or if I just really like being by myself a lot. I think it's a little of both. There are a select few that I really love hanging out with but I still don't talk or make plans as often as I should. It's just not me. I go all day just enjoying my time and by the time I realize that I could have called so and so and done something it's like 7 pm.

I thought at first that I was a loner. I love spending time with other people as long as they are people I get along with so maybe it's not that I am a loner. I can't really explain it though. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I come from a small town where there is hardly ever anything to do so I am so used to not doing anything? I have NO IDEA!!

The one good thing I get out of this is that I really learn who my friends are. The people who I can talk to and just pick up wherever we left off like the last time we talked was yesterday are who I really appreciate. They don't hold this against me and understand that I even stop talking to my family for periods of time just because it never crosses my mind until weeks go by.

Does this happen to anyone else or am I just extremely weird?

Monday, August 2, 2010

I've got my new car!!!

FINALLY!!! My husband and I went to the dealership today and came home with a new car!! I got a 2007 Nissan Sentra. It has pretty leather interior that is like peanut butter colored. Seriously it is. It's really pretty. I am soooo in love. Here is a pic. I'll tell more once I've driven it around and see how much I really love it.

I Love You Mr. Sykes<3
You too Little Sykes<3

Semper Fi<3

This will make you giggle.

Vampire's Suck.  It's the name of this new movie. I guess it's one of those spoof movies but regardless, the trailer made me laugh.


Going home?

So my husband is leaving in just over a week and will be gone for 2+ weeks. Sooooo, I am going home!! Or at least I am going to try to lol. We are working on getting my new car sometime this week or next week. If we find something we like then we're going to get it and I will be on my way home soon! I am so excited!!! I haven't been home in 7 months and there is so much I miss. I miss my mom and my grandma and my brothers and sisters. I miss my dad and my step mom and my step brothers. I miss my nana too. I need to go to Sport Island and Romana's. And I really need to go to Wemple and Edick's. So many people to see and places to go.

I can't wait to get home!! :-)

I Love You Mr. Sykes<3
You too Little Sykes<3

Semper Fi<3

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Hellooooo August :-)

I can't believe it's August already! Where does the time go? This time last year I was in Burlington Vermont and having a blast. Now I am in North Carolina with my amazing husband. Life is quite the ride.

I know I have been quite the complainer lately but today I realized something. It's all worth it. I woke up this morning and looked at my husband and just felt extremely lucky and happy to have him with me. No matter where we live or where either of us are it will always be worth it because we have each other. So yea, we would love to be out in San Diego but for now North Carolina is just fine. I will probably be moving home next year anyways because he will be deploying for a year.

I always thought it was strange that wives moved back home when their husbands deploy. Then I realized he would be gone for a year and we would have a brand new baby and I would be all alone. If he was leaving for 6 months I would tough it out but I am taking advantage of this to be home with my family and his family and getting all of the help and love I will need. We're really lucky that we only lived a couple minutes from each other back home. Makes for easy holidays haha.

Anyways, it's breakfast time and our neighbors are making us a huge feast. Can't wait!!

P.S. Happy 20th Birthday to Anna Banana over at Showtimes and Dog Tags<3 Go wish her a good one!

I Love You Mr. Sykes<3
You too Little Sykes<3

Semper Fi<3