Sunday, October 31, 2010

Our weekend

We had the most AMAZING time on our marriage enrichment retreat this weekend. I had good expectations for it but it even exceeded those.

We were on our retreat from 5pm on Friday until 9 am on Sunday. We stayed at this wonderful place in Pine Knoll Shores right before Atlantic beach. There was no internet or tv in our rooms so you had tons of time to focus on each other. There were lots of wooded paths and ponds and it really was so incredibly beautiful. That was just our surroundings!

We were at the retreat with about 10 or so other couples. 3 of which were pregnant too so that was pretty cool. We had our classes as a group but did exercises as couples and then could share what we learned with the group if we chose to. We really learned so much and it made us realize a lot too. Almost all of the couples were there to try and get help with communication and almost all of them had similar problems or disagreements. It was great to see how they dealt with these things and talk to others about it.

I would seriously highly recommend everyone goes to one of these at some point. It's not marriage counseling or divorce counseling or anything like that. It's just an opportunity to learn how to communicate better with your spouse and in the end love each other deeper and really appreciate one another.

Here is the Credo website for the Lejeune area ladies

At least check it out. It's FREE and you get all of your meals and rooms included. It's a great experience and I am SOOOOO thankful we went on this.

Thursday, October 28, 2010


I am finally feeling better. I am still super congested but I no longer feel like death is merely minutes away. Big improvement!

I love my job because I get all day to relax and work on feeling better. Mornings are painful having to get up early and move but knowing I get to come home at 8 and sleep until whenever I feel like it makes it better.

I am super thankful that my immune system is working again because this weekend is our marriage retreat. Jon has been told that it's great at helping with communication (which we need) and that it is a lot of fun! It's free and we get to have a resort weekend together. I'm really excited for it!

Halloween is Sunday which happens to be my husbands birthday too. I don't know what we are doing yet. Maybe handing out candy, maybe not. We have been told that not a lot of kids come trick or treating down our road so it might be a bust. I guess we will see.

Remember that accident I got into back in June? Remember how I went to court just to have to go back because the paper from the insurance company wasn't worded right and people apparently get 2 years to file a claim? WELL, that all got taken care of yesterday! FINALLY!!! I got another paper from the insurance company that still wasn't worded properly but I had a court date and just made due. I am so thankful that the ada was such a nice guy and it probably helped that I was pregnant and maybe played on the tired, hungry, miserable card. He dismissed the ticket so I never have to go through any of this again! WOO HOOO!!!

I'm sorry I have been such a slacker with my blog lately. I have been busy, sick, and just plain unmotivated. Hopefully that will all change soon.

If I don't blog before I leave for the weekend tomorrow then have a wonderful halloween!

I love you Mr. Sykes<3
You too Abigail<3

Semper Fi<3

Monday, October 25, 2010


YAYAYAYAYAY!!!! It's a girl!!! The ultra sound was clear as day that we are having a little girl. I would post pics of it but I feel kinda like that would be borderline kiddy porn so we're not going to do that. Just take my word for it haha.

Her name will be Abigail Yvonne Sykes<3 SOOOOO EXCITED!!!!

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

Semper Fi<3

It's Monday!!!

Although I did have to wake up and head to work this morning it's still a great day. Why?

It's hopefully the day we find out if we're having a boy or a girl!! Yay!! I'll keep you posted on that!

Other updates, I'm still sick. My throat and head feel better but I'm still having a relationship with the toilet. Lucky me. It has to end eventually just keeping my fingers crossed that it's soon.

I'm off to get ready for the day I'll keep you posted!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sooo sick.

On days that I can sleep in I never sleep past 8:30. I have been so sick lately and worn down from it that I slept until 1:30 pm today. I went to bed around 10:30 last night. That is a ridiculous amount of sleep! And I am STILL exhausted. I can barely move. My body feels like it's a million degrees but my temperature is normal. My bottom left wisdom tooth is throbbing which makes my entire jaw hurt. My head feels like it's at least 10 lbs heavier than usual.

On the plus side, my throat isn't all that sore anymore. But I do still have a cough.

I can't catch a break.

Hubby is sick too. Not good.

BUT... only one more day until Monday! woohoo!

Edit: I can now add number 2ing constantly to my list. Without being too vivid. Lets just say Pepto Bismal is my Bff right now.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Tummy Time!

I finally have my link to share with you guys for my mommy blog!

My posts haven't been posted yet but will start to be this Monday! I am soo excited about this I can't even describe it!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

I'm terrified

Is it completely awful that I am terrified to give birth? Not for the pain. I can deal with pain. I am terrified because I hate going to the OB and showing him my hoo ha let alone having it on display for however long labor will take and with more people around!

I know that once I go into labor all I will care about is getting the baby out of me safely and quickly but until then I have quite a while to think about it.

Then the other option, C section, makes me even more crazy! I've seen the operation taking place and it's absolutely positively DISGUSTING!!! I have an extremely weak stomach so blood and cuts and anything along those lines makes me disgusted. Thinking about a doctor slicing open my stomach and pushing my organs around and just digging around in there for a baby creeps me out.

Did anyone else go through this? It makes me feel like an awful mom :-(

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Sorry that it's been a while

I have been trying to stay really busy until Monday. We had our 20 week check up at the doctors yesterday. Everything is good. We have our anatomy scan Monday at 2 so I am really trying to just make time fly until then.

One thing I do want to blab about is people asking me what I am having. ITS SOOO ANNOYING!!!!

Facebook is a wonderful invention. Everyone knows your most important news because of course you are going to post it as your status. But apparently people are just inconsiderate and nosy and don't think that I will post what we are having as soon as we know.

I have had constant nosy people asking me what I am having ever since like 15 weeks! People I rarely talk to and mean little to nothing to my life (like those people who add you just to be nosy and you know who they are but you never actually talk to).

Is it just me or does it annoy other people? It's like seriously? Be at least a little considerate seriously. If I know and you are a friend on my facebook trust me you will know too. Asking me once a day until you get an answer just makes me stressed out and frustrated so stop being so self centered.

It's like I don't even talk to you! And it's not just one person, it's several. It's becoming ridiculous. I get that pregnancy is exciting but if we don't talk and aren't really friends is it really any of your business? And isn't it really rude that you talk to me when it's convenient for you to know something but not any other time?

I don't even know if this post is going to make sense to anyone because I'm pretty sure my frustration led the writing of this but I needed to get this out. I am so annoyed by it.

It's not like I can delete them from my facebook either because it's like they have me on alert and as soon as they get notified that we are no longer friends or as soon as they try and snoop and can't because my page is private they send me a message saying "What did I do that we are no longer "friends?"

I don't know what to do. I shouldn't let it get to me but I just can't stand nosy people like that. I would LOVE to be able to tell everyone that I am having a boy or a girl BUT I don't know!!! It's only frustrating to have to say I don't know yet every 5 minutes to someone new or repeatedly to the same person.

If I'm crazy then I'm crazy but I have pregnancy hormones to blame it on so HA!

I have to go babysit for a little while (which is going great by the way).

I'll keep you updated as I can. Thanks for listening to me babble!

I Love You Mr. Sykes<3
You too Little Sykes<3 Whatever you are.

Semper Fi<3

Monday, October 18, 2010

Belly obsessed

This is the first post of the day. I am almost positive there will be one more.

I dropped the little girl I baby sit for off at daycare today and was mauled, nearly molested, by a 2 year old little boy. Apparently he is obsessed with bellies? I had on a hoodie and a north face over my hoodie so there was no way he could tell I was pregnant, he is really just obsessed with touching people's bellies. How strange is that?

I thought he just wanted a hug until he tried lifting my shirt up. Little creeper. Makes you wonder about his parents...

Anyways, I am off to get ready for my "photo shoot" for my mommy blog! I'm excited :-)

Have a great day :-)

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

Semper Fi<3

Friday, October 15, 2010

It's official!

I am a mommy blogger!! I posted a while ago about the potential opportunity to join the mommy blogging team for Onslow Memorial Hospital and I got the call today saying I got the job!! I am soo excited!

I get to blog about my pregnancy and for about a month after the baby is born. Then hopefully something will open up in the Cuddle Bugs section and I can continue blogging for another 5 months :-)

I even get to go have a professional photo taken to accompany my blog, you know like authors have on the back of their books. How cool is that!?!?

This is such an awesome opportunity and I will talk more as well as post my new link as soon as I get it all set up!

Yay for exciting news!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

I completely forgot!

I can't believe I forgot to say that I finally feel the baby kicking! I have been waiting and waiting and waiting and FINALLY I can feel the little one kicking! I am sooo excited!

My husband can't feel him/her yet but soon hopefully :-)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I've been gone

I know I know, I haven't blogged in a while. Life got busy. I don't even remember what my last post was about.

Anyways, yesterday was baby's 19 week mark! We are almost at the 4 month mark already. Time does fly I suppose. We have our 20 week check up next tuesday but still no date for the anatomy scan which, excuse my language, pisses me off! I called, they called back and said that they would be calling me back soon with an appointment. That was whenever my last post about it was. Well, they haven't called back. I called and left another voicemail last Thursday I believe, still no call back. I keep calling and getting either a busy line or a voicemail. I have no idea what they are doing there but it's certainly not their job.

The lady I babysit for is some officer in the navy and runs the labs at the hospital. She told me that if I wasn't getting the proper quality of care that I need to call Tricare and let them know and they will send me to an off base doctor. Well HELLOOOO!!! I wish I knew that one before. So now I am going to go to my appointment on Tuesday and after that I am going to call Tricare and demand they switch me off base.

If they were packed with people due in March then they should have sent some off base. Pushing back our appointments by MONTHS is definitely NOT ok. I am so aggravated by them. I can't believe their excuse for pushing back an ultrasound I am supposed to get at 20 weeks until about 24 weeks is that there are a lot of women who are due in March and they just don't have that many appointment times. Well then you probably should have thought of that when tricare asked you if you had the space for me or if I should go off base. SOOOOOO ANNOYING!!!

On a positive note, I started working again Monday. I have to wake up around 5:50 on normal days and 5:30 on days when she has duty but the bus picks him up by 8 usually and so I am home around 8:10 to take a nice nap. Then  I go back at 3:30 to wait for the bus and then we do his homework and eat a snack and wait for his parents to come home around 4:30 or 5ish.

It's a pretty sweet deal. I get my days off except for the days when he has a 1/2 day or there is a school holiday. He does have a temper but I knew he would occasionally. He is a sweet kid though. The only real hard part is having to wake up so early but I'm sure my body will get used to the schedule and fix that exhaustion eventually. I usually go to bed by 9, 10 at the latest. But being pregnant makes me tired all the time.

But anyways, it is keeping me busy which I like. And it's bringing in more money which I also like.

I need to go spend some quality time with my puppy. I'll try and be a better blogger.

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

Semper Fi<3

Friday, October 8, 2010

Cleaning out

I sold our dinning room table tonight. The first step in cleaning out the house for when I move back home! :-)

We NEVER use our table. By the time we both want to sit down for dinner we would rather sit down either outside on our picnic table or in our living room. So, it was the first thing to go. And thank god it's gone! Now I have so much space! Our dog kennel was next to the table with his food and water dishes too. So I moved his dishes away from the garage door and moved his food bin behind it so we don't have it on top of his kennel anymore. AMAZING!! Should have thought of that sooner.

I have someone who wants to by our awesome desk but wont be in town until November 1 but unless I sell it before then it's hers. So that's item number 2 to go. I know I have until March but you all know I'm paranoid and this time it's about it being moving time and were still stuck with a bunch of unwanted furniture. So I'm starting early with the stuff we don't use anyways.

Anyways, my hubby is in Rockingham until tomorrow night to help our friend with his racecar and to see some of the guys. I was going to go but then I remembered I hate Nascar and being pregnant I really wasn't into sitting in the stands for hours at a time. I wouldn't even be able to sit with my husband since he would be on the pit crew. Yea, NOT exciting lol.

I'm sooo bored though! I want to have another girls night but we just had one and I think everyone probably has plans with their husbands this weekend since most have a 96 or 72. I'm going crazyyy though. I think I need some retail therapy...

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

Semper Fi<3

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Lazy days.

Today is an extremely lazy day for me. I've had a migraine all day plus my husband got home around 11:30 from being on duty so we just napped for a couple hours. Now we are sitting around the living room watching movies. Blahhh.

I can't find the energy to actually do anything, not that I have anything to do anyways. Sometimes I like lazy days because I need to just relax and lay around but sometimes I hate them because I feel pathetic. Today is a half and half.

On the plus side, I heard back from the guy in charge of Momtalk which is a mommies blog for Onslow Memorial Hospital. He wants to call me to talk more about me possibly joining the blog team over there for expectant mothers! I am so excited about this potential opportunity. For all of you mommies and mommies to be in the area you should check it out. It's really great.

I just wanted to share my exciting news. Now I'm going back to enjoying time with my hubby.

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

Semper Fi<3

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Getting ready

I am already starting to get ready for my move back home in March. We are going to sell all of our furniture except for our bed frame, headboard and foot board. I am paranoid that if we don't start selling things now we wont be able to sell them before we leave so I have posted almost everything on Lejeune yard sales already lol.

Everything I've posted we honestly don't use anyways so I wouldn't mind getting rid of it. I did post all of our couches though so I'm not sure what we're going to do if we sell all of them haha.

I get extremely anxious when I am given too much time between big plans like this. I want to have everything planned out so I don't have to worry about it. BUT everyone in the military lifestyle knows that is impossible.

We have a few big problems. First we don't know my husband's exact date for deployment. We just know it's sometime between February and March. That's a huge time frame and really bad placement. Our lease is up February 24th or something like that. If he isn't gone by then we will have to figure out somewhere to live for a month-ish. NOT fun if even possible. We would just go back to our first little home together on Topsail Island since we know they rent monthly in the winter, BUT they wont take Bo now that he is 60 lbs. So that's going to be the real challenge.

Problem number 2 is how I am going to move my things back. My mom is going to be coming down here to drive back with me so in my little car it will be my mom, me, the baby, and the dog. That's every seat taken up. I don't have a ton of things going home with me. Just the tv, 2 suitcases of clothes pretty much, and everything for the baby. It's not enough to get a uhaul truck and I don't think my car can pull one of the little uhaul trailers. I have NO idea what to do.

Any ideas?

Anyways, trying to forget about the stress of it all. Hubby isn't home tonight thanks to being on duty. It was boring all day but I'm actually a little excited to have the bed to myself tonight. SHH don't tell.

Have a wonderful evening everyone.

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

Semper Fi<3

As the hubs pointed out...

My husband pointed out last night that President Obama's dog has the same name as ours. And I can't even pull the "We had ours first" bit. I know this is completely random but I just thought it was so strange since I thought Bo was a strange name to begin with lol.

Random thought for the day. 

Now I have to bring my hubby and the other poor guy on duty some home baked cookies and lunch. 

As the hubs pointed out...

My husband pointed out last night that President Obama's dog has the same name as ours. And I can't even pull the "We had ours first" bit. I know this is completely random but I just thought it was so strange since I thought Bo was a strange name to begin with lol. 

Random thought for the day. 

Now I have to bring my hubby and the other poor guy on duty some home baked cookies and lunch. 

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Fat pants

I bought my first pair of "fat pants" today. Actually I bought 2. I call them fat pants because that's what they look like. But really they are just those special stretchy topped jeans for pregnant people. My response?

THEY ROCK!!! I might never go back. They are super duper comfy and way easier to get the right fit than regular jeans. I was really upset about the idea of moving into some fat pants but honestly, they are awesome.

The only reason I went to get some today was because it's actually cold here in North Carolina. I LOVE IT! But, I didn't have any chilly weather clothes that fit me hence my pant spree.

Hubby went with me and was a real sport. He held my purse while I tried on pants and just followed me around holding prego pants. He's a sweetie<3

Now we are getting ready to go to Morehead City for the Seafood Festival with the neighbors. All they had to say was food and I would have been there. It looks like rain though so fingers crossed it stays nice for us!

Friday, October 1, 2010

It's October!

Know what that means? Absolutely nothing. Well that's a bit harsh. It does mean I am that much closer to my favorite holiday...Thanksgiving. I am just so excited to go home and have my husband be there with me! I loved being home last time but it didn't feel complete because he couldn't be there with me.

I love being home and I love Thanksgiving AND my baby shower is the weekend after Thanksgiving so theres that too! So much to look forward to NEXT month. As for this month there are a few things on my calendar...

Things like I get to start my new job, I have my 20 week appointment and hopefully they can tell us if were having a boy or a girl, hubby and I are doing one of those marriage enrichment retreats at the end of the month, oh and I get to go to my court hearing #2 for the accident that happened back in June. YAY!

I am really excited about starting my job and for the retreat. As for my 20 week appointment...I'm not so sure how I feel about it. I have to schedule 2 appointments; 20 week check up and an anatomy scan ultrasound. I have my 20 week set for October 19 but I was told I would have to be called back to make the second appointment and might have to wait until November. I'm bummed because I don't know if they will tell us what we are having until we get that anatomy scan.

As for my court date, you can bet your butt I'm not excited about that at all. I think we are going to try and just see the DA ahead of time and show them the paper we have saying everything is taken care of. My fear is that the paper we have will be insufficient again. The first time we had a different paper that didn't say exactly what they wanted and this time it's a little different and I can see where they are going to be picky again.

It's sooooo ridiculous. Who gives someone a YEAR to file a claim on an accident? It might even be 2 years I don't remember. It doesn't make any sense to me at all. You should get like 24 hours to file a claim. It was just a stupid fender bender! I was going like 20 mph and the only damage done was to MY car. The trailer hitch on the other one destroyed my front end and completely protected her car. Oh, and did I mention she was driving with a suspended license? YEA!! So, feeling completely at fault and horrible that she was on her way to take care of her license by paying off her tickets when I rear ended her I told her I would give her 5 minutes to get a friend here to say she was driving instead.

At the time I was thinking I was such an awful person for not being able to stop and hitting her and now she is going to jail while she was on her way to take care of her tickets. But now, I think about how stupid I was and I could have just avoided a ticket instead of clearing my guilty conscience.

Oh well. I guess all I can do is go try and get it taken care of and hope this paper is good enough so that this can all just be dropped and I can forget about it. It's bad enough I am a paranoid driver now.

Anyways, that is my upcoming October. Not too exciting but at least I have "events" spread out enough that it might go by fast. Especially with me working now.

Then on to Thanksgiving!!!

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

Semper Fi<3