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Oy! What a weekend. It seems that the nasty cold that attacked Amelia and me in December has spread like wildfire amongst my friends and family. Michele, along with April, Olivia, and Clayton were not able to attend due to the cold. Greg is the only person that I know that hasn’t felt the wrath of this cold (until now because I probably jinxed him). So, we had a small turn out for the party and that’s fine. We were worried about not having enough space anyway.

Greg’s Mom and Ken came over this afternoon and stayed for a little over an hour. I get the feeling that Greg’s family have ‘accepted’ me into their family (I know Greg’s Mom didn’t like any of his previous finacees and she made it known to him). I know his Mom tries to include me in conversations and she’ll tell us stories of Greg’s childhood if I ask (like on Christmas day when she pulled out the old VHS tape of Greg’s middle school performance in the concert band).

OMG, we have so much birthday cake left over! As our guests were leaving (yesterday and today) we tried to have people take some cake with them but no one wanted any; so the plan of action is to take the left overs to work. The cake was alright; I’m not much of a cake eater – especially when it comes to the icing (the worst part of the cake in my opinion). The only think I liked about this cake was the chocolate mousse filling in the center (and the paperwork stated there was 2lbs of this yummy stuff).

Last night, after I loaded up the pictures onto Flickr, I bought a new phone for myself (and renewed my AT&T contract) and I am excited about my new phone (I am obsessed with cell phones – weird interest, I know)! I bought the Samsung Blackjack! It has some features that I don’t really need (at this point in my life) but I felt that I needed something a little more than the regular phone; something to keep track of appointments (mine and Amelia’s), and anything wedding related. Plus, I only had to pay $39.99 and I couldn’t pass it up! The phone should arrive tomorrow (as I received the email that it was shipped today); I just hope FedEx will be able to deliver without signature…

Greg and I haven’t returned the furnature as it was prior to the party; we kinda like it the way it is now but we’re not sure if we like it enough to keep it this way. The layout of the condo is weird, it’s a big L with a fireplace in the corner.  Before, we had the couches and tv by the fireplace and now they’re apart and we have a huge open space…

eh, i’ll post pictures for a side by side comparisson later. I am tired and heading to bed. Unlike someone (greg), I have to work tomorrow but I have Tuesday off (though booked with appointments every 2 hours, literally). Oh, if FedEx needs a signature, Greg will be here! yay!

 Nighty night

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So Soon!

This time last year (date and day of the week) I was at home. I was in agony from the chest pains due to the pneumonia; I was cranky because I haven’t been able to sleep for a week; I wasn’t eating because I had no energy, much less desire, to even drink soup. And, to top off all my agony and complete crankiness my Mom was with me and kept telling me to keep moving “You have to keep moving, Jess. Otherwise you won’t feel better.” I kept telling her to shut up and she doesn’t know how much pain I am in. I’m sure she chocked it up to the pregnancy.

And, who would have known that in a few days (4 to be exact) my water would break and I would be in labor.

Amelia’s first birthday is only FIVE DAYS AWAY; five short days. This year has truly flown by and I can’t believe her first birthday has arrived so soon!

Honestly, I couldn’t wait until she was a year old but at the same time (now when I look back) I wish that she was still only a few weeks old so that I can enjoy the ‘itty bitty’ ness of her and to re-watch all the small smiles and cute faces she would make (even though I have loads of pictures from that age) and to re-hear all the little noises she would make. I’m still trying to figure which was easier, 0-5 months or 6-12 months. Both have their pros and cons and I don’t really think there is an answer.

Amelia has been a pretty easy baby. We’ve had our minor adjustments (going to a soy based formula), especially sleep; but over all it’s been pretty uneventful. Which kind of makes me fearful of baby #2 (my Mom has told me that I was the easy baby and that Sean was the difficult (constantly crying) baby), unless I have another girl – because boys are more difficult, right?

In any event, I have taken a half day on Friday to get the cake and other small errands as well as clean the condo (as I will be more focused without anyone distracting me – *ahem – Greg*

My mood is still a mystery; I’ve been feeling so exhausted these past few days and my appetite has been almost non-existent. But other than that I feel alright. Who knows, maybe this will pass (and soon!).

Got to get back to work…

Christmas Eve!!

I have so much planned tonight.

First, as soon as I am done here, I am going to go get Amelia and give the babysitter her fruit basket.

Secondly, come back home and start cleaning (especially cleaning off the dinner table) and prepare a special dinner for my family (I love saying ‘my family’)

Then, build a nice fire (if it gets cold enough) and have a nice Christmas Eve with my family!!

Dinner consists of glazed ham, green bean casserole, stuffing, and biscuits. And for dessert, mixed berry gelato.

Work was uber slow today. So, I started my detailed blog entry about Sunday (will post later) and took many pictures of my engagement ring in the sunlight (to get details for all to see):

Details

I love how is sparkles so much!

I can’t wait until Greg get’s home (which should be soon) so we can spend our first Christmas Eve together as a family!

Christmas Eve!!

I have so much planned tonight.

First, as soon as I am done here, I am going to go get Amelia and give the babysitter her fruit basket.

Secondly, come back home and start cleaning (especially cleaning off the dinner table) and prepare a special dinner for my family (I love saying ‘my family’)

Then, build a nice fire (if it gets cold enough) and have a nice Christmas Eve with my family!!

Dinner consists of glazed ham, green bean casserole, stuffing, and biscuits. And for dessert, mixed berry gelato.

Work was uber slow today. So, I started my detailed blog entry about Sunday (will post later) and took many pictures of my engagement ring in the sunlight (to get details for all to see):

Details

I love how is sparkles so much!

I can’t wait until Greg get’s home (which should be soon) so we can spend our first Christmas Eve together as a family!