Monday, February 28, 2011

Two days...

We have 2 days until our little girl is born, or surgically removed, however you want to look at it.

That's 2 days! As in tomorrow, I will be able to say that tomorrow she is going to be here. How ridiculous is that? I don't even know what to do with myself.

This was my first thought this morning and now I'm just in this state of shock. This time has flown by and these next 2 days are going to as well. Today was supposed to be a nice day. It's warm but foggy. Either way it's my last full day at home to get things cleaned, organized, or whatever else needs to be done.

Tomorrow at 9 I have to go in for pre op blood stuff. I don't know how long that is going to take but I know that makes my day go faster. And then Wednesday morning I will be going into the hospital!

AHHH!!!! So much to do. I'm so excited!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Date night!!

I know, I know. 2 posts in one day. You'll get over it ;-)

Tonight my husband and I are going out to dinner. This is quite possibly the last time we will be going out alone for a while. At least for a year most likely.

This is our last weekend without a baby so we need to celebrate. Which translated into our terms means going out to dinner tonight and then probably sleeping the rest of the weekend. We are just that exciting :-) haha.

Anyways, just wanted to share our monumental moment.


I'm trying to keep my head intact but it feels like it's spinning a mile a minute.

Yesterday the hubs and I got our storage unit. We got the smallest one so we are hoping everything fits. We aren't storing any furniture except our bed frame, headboard and footboard. (which will be taken apart for more space). Other than that all we have to store is my husbands extremely heavy tool box and 6 plastic tote bin things. Possibly some last minute things that we didn't remember we had also.

I've been debating on bringing my golf clubs back to NY or not. If there is room in our unit for them I will probably store them.

Tomorrow my husband is borrowing a friends truck to move his extremely heavy tool box and as many of the totes as we can into the unit. We can't move them all obviously because we are still using a lot of things in the house such as kitchen supplies. And when I say extremely heavy tool box I mean it. It almost fell on me once and it would have crushed my bones easily.

He is bribing his friend into helping him by promising him I'll cook lasagna for dinner. He never actually asks me if I want to do anything he just promises I'll cook things and then tells me. Men.

Anyways, since things are starting to be moved tomorrow my to do list today consists of organizing and packing as much as I can into those totes. At least it's something to keep me busy.

On a lighter note... this is our last weekend ALONE! Abigail will be joining us Wednesday so this is our last weekend of freedom I guess you could say. haha. We don't have any plans, of course, but I'm sure we will at least go out to dinner. I'm still 9 months pregnant and not into walking lol.

I'm so excited to meet our baby girl but also a complete wreck at the same time. I'm still thinking about the move back to NY and how I really hope it's no where near as stressful as I feel like it's going to be.

My mom, mother in law, and father in law will be down to help me move but for some reason I just feel like this is going to be a trip from hell.

In my head all I can think about is traveling with a newborn. We will have to stop when she needs to be fed and burped. When on road trips I like to stop every couple hours to pee but feeding is going to take like 30 minutes or more and therefore will make our 13 hour trip probably more like 48 hours. It's 13 hours if you drive straight through which we weren't planning on doing anyways but just for an idea I said that.

We will see how it all goes. There is always the option of pumping and feeding her while driving to save some time but that's such a hassle as well.

OH and we can't forget my puppers. I don't think anyone can understand how much I love my dog. He is very much part of my family and always will be. So much so that I hate the thought of being away from him. It would be so easy if I could just send him back home with my grandma when she drove down but the idea of thinking of him being without me for a couple days makes me really sad lol.

I know it probably sounds really pathetic but my dog is a very needy dog. He doesn't do well with eating after car rides in the first place. It always takes him a day or more to start eating and he doesn't do it regularly. I have to be standing right there while he eats or else he wont. I think he just likes his routines at home.

Ok, now that you know how crazy I am...

We have a lot going on in the Sykes' residence. I will of course keep you posted.

If you made it this far Kudos to you!

Thursday, February 24, 2011


I just realized that I have a lot more followers than blogs I follow. So I have a task for you.

If you follow my blog but I don't follow yours, leave me a comment so I can come return the favor :-)


Wednesday, February 23, 2011


I need some opinions. If someone doesn't show their emotions often or at all should that just be accepted as who they are or should one attempt to pull those emotions out?
I just think it's important to vocalize things such as excitement, pain, or happiness. To me it's important to feel someones emotion.
I constantly wonder if I can't tell.
Do I just ask for too much or is that something normal to ask for?
Do lots of people not show their emotions except on occasion?
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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I got my free jeans!!

Well actually my mom did. I shipped them to her house because I wont be able to fit into them for a little bit anyways.

BUT I did get them and they are beautiful!! Thank you once again for all of you who helped!

Here are some pics!

Monday, February 21, 2011

My crazy belly

This is what a contraction with 2 uteruses looks like. Creepy huh? 

38 weeks tomorrow. Only a week left until our C section!! 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Well I did it. I just applied to Bellevue University to finish my bachelors degree.

I plan on starting in May. It will all depends on Abigail though. If she needs more of my time then I will wait another month probably. Thankfully I have my family at home to help me when I need to get my work done.

I have 12 classes to do and Bellevue allows me to do an accelerated program to finish in a year. Each class is 4 weeks long and only one at a time. I am very excited about this. It should go by fast and I don't think I will get overwhelmed.

If I start in May then I should finish by the following May. I can't wait to just get this degree over with! It needs to get done and I'm thankful to have this year for the perfect opportunity. With my husband being deployed I'll be able to keep my attention on our baby girl and school.

Now I just have to figure out financial aid and get everything situated and I'll be good to go :-)

I'm nervous but excited and determined. I guess here goes nothing!

Monday, February 14, 2011

My husband is amazing.

The man of my dreams always surprises me on holidays. 2 years ago for Valentine's we went to Cape Cod and he proposed! Last year he snuck out early and got me two dvds I had wanted and a wonderful teddy bear that our dog ate the ears and heart off of. Which I still have as a memento.

All of that and he still manages to top himself every year. This year he got me 3 of the most beautiful roses I've ever seen. One for each of the years we have been together. It was so incredibly romantic of him that I almost cried. Could have been the hormones but either way tears almost came out.

I secretly hope that he makes this a tradition. SHH. Obviously when we are together for 50 years that could get a little ridiculous (and expensive). Maybe we will have to have a rose bush.

Valentine's day may be a little cheesy but I look forward to it every year because my husband always lets his romantic side out and I just love it :-)

I bought him a book that he wanted and it was one of 3 copies left in Jacksonville! They were sold out at Barnes and Nobles but had 3 copies left at Books A Million (which I had never been to). It was surprisingly a great book store and I'm so very thankful that they had this book.

It was just released this month but I never expected it to be sold out. I guess more people love Nascar than I thought.

I also treated myself to a wonderful pedicure. One of those really awesome ones with the massage chairs and they massage your legs and feet. It was amazing on my back, but my feet were still swollen from walking around lol.

So anyways, I had a wonderful valentines day and am going to go enjoy the rest of it with my husband.

I hope all of your Valentines days were wonderful.

Happy Valentine's Day!

I am an extremely lucky girl. My husband has been in the Marine Corps for about 2 years now. I am so thankful because we have gotten to spend 2 Valentine's in a row together :-) Technically 3 if you count the Valentine's right before he left for boot camp (the weekend we got engaged).

Sure, we have missed a few birthdays in this time but we have been lucky enough to also spend our Thanksgivings, Christmases, and New Years together. It makes this next year seem a little better when I think of how lucky I have been.

The one thing I will always be thankful to the military for is allowing my family to really appreciate the little things in life. When you can be genuinely happy because you got to see your husband on the same day 2 years in a row it makes life that much more special.

I Love You Mr. Sykes<3 Thank you for being my Valentine once again<3

Sunday, February 13, 2011

What I chose

I blogged about struggling with the idea of a bouncer. Well I found something even better.

That is portable rocker. It adjusts to grow with you baby until they are toddlers! It vibrates and rocks which is perfect for what I wanted it for. It also has a removable toy bar.

All of the reviews said how they wish they found this before they bought bouncers that their baby's outgrew. I am sooo excited that I found this!!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Question for the Mommies

I'm in my super nesting phase right now. I am trying to make sure I have everything necessary for our little girl. I have one question.

What is your opinion on bouncers for newborns? Since I will be going back home just a couple weeks after she is born is it necessary to get one before she is born or wait until I get back to NY?

I'm obviously new at all of this. I know that she will sleep, eat and poop but are they good for being able to have her in the same room as me or completely pointless for the first couple weeks?

Any advice would be awesome :-)


Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Facebook is becoming a huge pain in my butt.

I don't know why people think it's ok to request me as a friend when I have either a) never heard of them before and/or b) never talk to them.

I lied. I know exactly why they do it. To be Facebook stalkers/creepers. What I don't get is why they think I would add them.

If I have never talked to someone before and they don't send me a message along with the request I know that they are just adding me to see my business since my page is completely private.

If someone requests me and sends a message along with it saying why they are adding me or where they know me from then I'd be more than happy to add them.

Does this happen to anyone else or do I just have a big magnet on my page? I wouldn't be so annoyed if it was every once in a while but I get at least 1 a day. It bugs me.

Facebook to me is something I use to keep in touch with family and friends. Not to keep track of people's lives because I have nothing better to do.

Ugh, so anyways, that was my facebook rant. Thank you Facebook, for showing me how creepy you allow our world to be.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Jacksonville area!!!

Anyone in the Jacksonville area want or need floor lamps?

I love them but I want to have to store as little as possible to make my life easier so they are yours if you want them. Only catch is you have to come to me since these wont fit in my tiny little car. 

Also, I have these little side tables too. 

Sorry that last pic is sideways. But they match the lamps. They aren't an actual set but the colors and designs match really well.

You can have them all I just want them out of my house so I have less to worry about when I move!

Let me know :-)

Monday, February 7, 2011


I am 36 weeks pregnant tomorrow. My c section is 3 weeks away. That means in no more than 3 weeks but still possibly less we will have out little girl. It's unbelievable.
I'm in super nesting mode btw. And if anything in this doesn't make sense it's because auto correct hates me. It actually turns words like get into grrrrrr. Annoying.

Anyways, just a brain rant.
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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Baby things!

First of all my c section is scheduled for March 2nd. So not technically the same month, but since this month is short anyways I count it haha. I'm excited :-)

Secondly, here is a picture of Abigail's beautiful crib.

Thirdly, how awesome is it to know people who have kids already and are willing to give you all of their baby things?? This crib came from my Uncle. It's so unique I'm in love with it. I spent literally hours at my old bosses house tonight going through all of her baby things. She gave me a Chicco travel system, a play mat, TONS and I mean TONS of bottles and bottle supplies, safety items for the house, teething toys, soooo many other things and lastly my favorite gift anyone could give me... the super expensive Medula In Style double electric breast pump!!! Anyone with a baby or pregnant knows that this thing costs around $350. RIDICULOUS!! But sooo worth it. And I didn't just get the usual one with the black carrying case. I got this BEAUTIFUL limited edition one that comes with a plum colored carrying case!! Not only my favorite color in the entire world but also wonderful because it doesn't look like you're carrying a breast pump more like just another purse. 

I am so thankful for everything she has given me. She is such a wonderful person. She also gave me a huge container of Arnold Palmer drink mix which is my one and only extreme addiction. Soo in love. 

There is no better feeling than knowing that people want to help you out. I am so thankful and appreciative. So much stress is lifted from my mind because of her. 

Her little girl Bella was sitting in the stroller when I got there but she got out and told me "This is for you. It was mine." Soooo adorable!! 

I wish everyone in the world could be as caring and wonderful as this family. The world would be such a better place. 

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Thank You!!!

Thank you to everyone who put my name into the Petrol Jean contest! I won a pair!!

I appreciate it so much!

Belly bulge

Sometimes I wonder if I have 2 babies in my belly. I know I have 2 uteruses so that's probably the reason for my belly bulges.

I should probably explain. Sometimes my belly has 2 huge bulges. One is upper right side and one is bottom left (according to me looking down). When they harden it looks like a huge wave in my belly. It's hard to explain but it looks strange lol.

I know that Abigail is in my right uterus and therefore that is where it mainly bulges out when I have a contraction so I don't understand the 2nd bulge. Hence my worries about a second baby they haven't discovered. JK lol. They have looked at my second uterus many times in multiple ultra sounds so I'm positive they would have seen a second baby by now lol.

All I can think is that my second uterus contracts too even though it has no need to.

It's strange that's for sure. Good thing I have my next appointment tomorrow!! I can ask about it and we are scheduling my c section!!

As in TOMORROW we get to find out when Abigail is going to join us! :-) YAY!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


I cannot believe that it's February! That means that Abigail Yvonne Sykes will be joining us sometime THIS MONTH!!

We still aren't sure when that will be but hopefully this Friday we will schedule our c section and then finally have a date! As long as she doesn't decide she wants to come before that date. Which is why I am going to push for week 37 instead of 39.

All my doctor said was that she wanted to plan it for week 39 because she was HOPING that I would make it that far. That doesn't make me comfortable in the slightest.

I would prefer to have my c section planned for the perfect time. Meaning she should be fully developed and yet we are doing it early enough so there wont be a chance of me going into labor and causing complications.

I suppose no matter when it is though it's still fantastic to be able to say that we are going to become parents THIS MONTH!! Now lets just hope time goes by fast and this discomfort eases up a little.

OH! And congratulations to one of my girlfriends Rachel Dennis and her husband Joshua for welcoming their brand new baby girl Chloe Grace into the world today! I'm so proud of you girl! She is a beautiful baby!

Now it's our turn!! hehe.