Sunday, July 31, 2011
Saturday, July 30, 2011
First on the agenda...eat an original Philly Cheesesteak sandwich. Eating a Cheesesteak sandwich in Philly made the sandwich so much better!! I decided to go with Provolone cheese instead of the classic cheese whiz that is normally found on the steak sandwiches. I was nervous that I wouldn't like it...next time I'm in Philly, I'm going all out! William Penn is the statue on the top of the tall building. The buildings and the architecture downtown was amazing! Our group headed through LOVE park and tried to fit in as much sight seeing as we possibly could before we had to head back home. We had such an awesome day in the city. It was a great way to end my first week at work...
Philadelphia has so much history that is part of the city so another trip will be planned for the near future with Jason. We would have so much fun exploring the city!!
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
- The past few weeks, I've been hit with the nausea bug. Not just any nausea bug but a bad nausea bug!! I've had a few episodes of violent puking, which in some instances resulted in some blood. I feel like I don't have 'morning' sickness but 'evening' sickness because I feel like as the day progresses, the nausea continues getting worse. My doctor put me on some medicine to help but I haven't noticed much of a change.
- I wasn't a thin person before I got pregnant (probably 15 pounds overweight if I'm honest with myself) so I'm extremely nervous about gaining a lot of weight and turning into one of those pregnant women that 'let themselves go'. Because I've been so sick, nothing healthy sounds good. I've been living on pretzels, frozen grapes and gas station nachos. I know, I know...doesn't sound too promising for keeping the weight gain low but my stomach can only handle the salty, carb-type foods.
- I went shopping this week for a few outfits to wear at the new job. Usually, I just walk in to a store, grab my size and head to the check out counter. Well, some areas have chosen to grow larger than they should this early in the game so shopping is a bit more of a struggle. I'm not showing in the belly area so the maternity shops are out of the question this early in the game. I'm officially in the awkward, bloated, fat looking stage.
When reading other blogs, I would think pregnancy looked so easy. They would post weekly updates and I loved looking at the bump updates but I must have skipped all the parts that talked about all the unflattering areas of pregnancy. I love that I'm growing a baby and I can't wait to meet the little Conway in February but it's hard work. So this is a 9 week baby update...raw and unedited.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
How far along? 8 weeks and 3 days (Saturday, July 15, 2011)
Sunday, July 10, 2011
I confess that I spent my Saturday evening eating frozen grapes, watching Harry and the Hendersons and lounging around in my pajamas. The hospital is getting to see my husband more than I am this month!
I confess that I have already seriously considered buying flights back home. I always have major withdrawals during the beginning of a new move and this time is no different. Some days I just want my mama.
I confess that after one month in our apartment, I'm already looking for us a house. A list of realtors has been made and they will be called first thing Monday morning. The place is nice but definitely not what we expected. I'm ready to relocate to a place that is ours...all ours!
I confess that on more than one occasion this week I've loaded up the boys in the car and we drove around the block a few times in place of their daily walk. It's been so hot and humid here that the last thing I want to do is get out and walk the boys. Don't worry...they still go outside multiple times to run around and do their duty.
I confess that I taped black trash bags on our bedroom windows (behind the blinds) to darken the room. Jason starts working the night shift on Monday and he'll need to sleep during the day so instead of buying curtains for our apartment windows, I just improvised and saved us some money. In my defense, I didn't want to buy curtains for a window when we might not be living here too much longer. From the inside, you can't tell at all. From the outside, it looks like madness.
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
The nurse called me back and started all the paperwork. Tons of family history questions were asked, some food aversions were given and then I was given a lot of information. After our meeting session, I was sent to the laboratory to get some necessary 1st time tests run. My blood work didn't take five minutes once I was called back and it will be evaluated and shared with me and my next appointment, which will be with a doctor, next week. An ultrasound is scheduled to be done next week so we can hear the heartbeat and make sure that the baby is growing healthy!
God is so good to our family! God is so good to our growing family!!
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
The 4th of July this year was a little different than previous years....it was our first holiday in Hershey and Jason had to work a 12-hour day shift. It was our first holiday in a long time that we've spent a holiday with just us--no family and no friends. Since it was just us, I made sure to make it feel like any other holiday. A BBQ dinner, a festive dessert and fireworks was a must!! The town was having a concert and a firework show but since Jason didn't get much time to sleep before his next shift, we decided to just hang out and have our own firework display.Gotta love all the sparklers and the smoke they make...we had so much fun running through the open yard spelling out words and having the other try and guess. You would have thought we were two little kids playing with sparklers...we had such a great time.
I would say that our first holiday in Hershey was different than what we are used to but that we made sure to enjoy the moment. How can you go wrong with sparklers?!
Monday, July 4, 2011
Movement? Nothing so far
Notables: This week I felt bloated and hot pretty much throughout each day. I know I'm still early in the pregnancy but tight clothes, especially jeans, have been pushed to the back of the closet and looser fitting clothes have been moved to the front.
Friday, July 1, 2011
It takes the milk of 50,000 cows A DAY to produce enough milk for Hershey's milk chocolate production for ONE DAY of chocolate!
The factory makes 25 Hershey chocolate bars a second!
Hershey's chocolate factory is the largest chocolate factory in the WORLD!
After the tour, we headed to the bakery. We were so overwhelmed with Hershey goodies. The cookies were fresh out of the oven so we went with a Reese's Blossom Cookie. YUM!We grabbed our cookie and made our way to the trolley tour. The trolley tour took us all over Hershey and showed us the historic buildings that were mixed along with the other buildings of Hershey.
In this view, the famous Hershey smokestacks can be seen on the left side and then Hershey Park, the amusement park, can be seen. The tour around Hershey was pretty interesting...so much history in such a small town.
Here are some fun facts we learned on the trolley ride:
Mr. Hershey didn't get married until he was 41. He married Kitty and they bought the plantation home for $53,400.
Originally, Hershey specialized in caramels. He was in England for a meeting and during an evening party he noticed his caramels were coated in chocolates and the kids were going crazy for them. They would take handfuls, run outside and then come back in for more. He eventually went out to see what they were doing and noticed that they were sucking all the chocolate off and spitting the caramels out. He decided to make a change to chocolate.
During the Great Depression, Mr. Hershey made sure that no one working at his factories (wherever they might work) lost their jobs. Pretty amazing!We had such a fun day learning how Hershey operates and exploring the city. A lot of things at the factory are free, including the parking, so I have a feeling that we might be making a second trip in the future. If nothing else then we could make a quick run inside for another yummy cookie!