Our travels....

Monday, August 24, 2009

Amy's coming!!!

I am SO excited that a friend of mine from HS is coming into town tomorrow. She's actually the one who got me the job out here in AZ so I'm pretty excited!!!

She has some meetings to attend but we'll be able to hang out quite a bit and she'll be staying with us from Thursday-Sunday.

Oh yeah, and I took Friday off. YAY to a 4 day work week!!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Traffic and Insurance-BLAH!

So, I've been going to a Chiropractor since I was like 18 because I have such a messed up back. I had surgery for a herniated disc (L5/S1 Lumbar) back in June of 2002, I was 20 years old, WAY too young for back surgery. Ever since then I've been going to the Chiropractor religiously because my upper back has gotten worse.

I lost my insurance in May because I lost my job in NY so when we moved here we didn't have insurance right away. I had to wait 3 months before going to the Chiro again and let me tell you, my back was PISSED at me. It was getting worse and I couldn't handle it. My right hip even started hurting. I was scared as to what was happening and what my future would bring esp. once I got pregnant. I could just see being 7 months pregnant no longer being able to walk. Not really my cup of tea.

So, August 1st, my husband's insurance kicked in. YAY! (His was a lot cheaper than mine and I mean A LOT plus my work insurance doesn't cover Chiropractors. WTF?) So, I got a recommendation for a Chiropractor in North Phoenix, which is only about 20 miles from here. I thought, hey, that can't be too bad so I started going once a week since the beginning of August. BAD idea!!! The only time I can go is after work so either there's not traffic on my way there and a shitload on the way back or vice versa and the traffic here isn't your typical traffic. Think of 600,000 people all on the damn highway at once. That's what it feels like. The highways are 4-5 lanes wide here and even then it's stopped traffic for MILES!!! Therefore, I'm changing Chiropractors. I can't take 2 hours out of my day for something that should take maybe an hour with driving. I found one that's covered by my insurance that's only a few miles away and NO highway is needed to get there! WOOHOO! So, I will go to my last appt. at my current Chiro next Friday then I will switch. Plus, I think the one I'm at now is a little too expensive. Charging $25 for using one of their heating pads...are you serious?!?!

And now onto
I really want to give birth, to my future children, in a birthing center. I thought I would have NO problem finding those here in Arizona. Well, I thought wrong. They don't exist. There use to be 1 but they don't do it anymore. I don't feel comfortable giving birth at home so now I have to resort to doing it in a hospital which I would have rather given my right leg than do that but I have no choice now. :-(

But one of my fellow nesties just told me about a Midwife that she goes to that works at a regular OB's office so I wouldn't have to see both an OB and a Midwife, I could just see the Midwife. Cheers to that! lol AND they are part of my insurance network!!!!!!!! Another Cheers! My nestie friend also has a friend who is a Doula who's just beginning so that's great too because I don't think my husband is going to be too much of a help with calming me down. haha

Some of you may think I'm a nut for thinking about this stuff already and I'm not even pregnant but I'm the type that likes to have things planned so this makes me feel SO much better especially since we'll be starting in a few months.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Working out..

As I said in a previous post, I really want to get back into working out not only to have a nice body but to feel good and to prepare for baby-making.

I've been doing my Wii Fit off and on but just isn't giving me the cardio I'd like. So, yesterday I did like 20 min's on the fit and then did Turbo Jams for 20 minutes. Wow...I was a little sore today but it def. gave me a great workout.

I decided to keep it going, that's the only way I'm going to see results. I want to lose about 5 pounds by Vegas time which is October 1st (my birthday).

I did Turbo Jams again today. I did the 20 minute workout which is a calorie-burning workout and then did 20 minutes of the Turbo Blast which tightens and tones your muscles. Woohoo! YAY for me! Now, lets see how long I can keep it it is!!! If you want a great workout right at home, I suggest you get it!

Babies...they are everywhere

No, really, they are EVERYWHERE!!!! No matter where I go, there's one starring right at me and I can't help but stop and talk to them. I love them.

I've been scouring the bump every once in a while because I love to look at everyone's baby pictures in the siggies. They are so cute!!! Plus, I just like to hear about things I might not already know. I started looking at baby names. We've already picked out our boy name but still aren't 100% on a are the ones I like:

For boys I don't have as many:
Wyatt but Chris has a cousin with this name so we won't be able to use it! :-(

When I'm shopping and I see cute baby clothes, I want to buy them but I've always told myself, "no, people will think you're weird if you do that." So, I haven't done it yet but now I'm being told to do it, if I see them on sale or something that I really love. Will that jinx me? I only find girls clothes cute and I really want a girl first so I don't want to jinx myself. And what if I do buy just girls clothes and then I have a boy first....oh the dilemma! haha

Sunday, August 16, 2009

The weekends..

Why is it that the weekends go by like a blink and the week days drag on? It's so frustrating. I feel like there's never enough time during the week to do the things I want to do yet it goes by so slow.

This weekend was fun. Friday night we went to David and Lacey's to watch the 1st preseason of the 49ers game. I am not a 49er fan but my husband, David and Lacey are. I'm a NY Giants fan and always will be. We had some snacky stuff and I got to see their beautiful children. I just love them both but I especially love the 4.5 month old. He brights my day every time I see him and he makes my baby fever 100x's worse.

Saturday we went to the Westgate in Glendale, had dinner at the Yard House, walked around and then went to Margaritaville for some drinks. The balloon guy made me a princess hat. lol He didn't know me but knew I was a princess! ;-) Here is a picture...

Today (Sunday), Chris went golfing with a few guys and I went shopping. lol It was nice but I wish I had more money to spend. GRRR!

Off to do my Wii Fit!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Trying to get back into working out!

Oh, what fun it is trying to get back into the habit of working out. I did so good the 6 months before our wedding and then it all went to shit after that. And now that we live in the desert, my motivation to go outside to walk up to the gym, is barely there. Plus, I just really don't like doing's not fun for me but the older I get, the more I realize I have to do it to keep a nice body.

Well, we are going to Vegas in October for my birthday and quite frankly, I want to look HOT! lol So, I bought Wii fit a couple weeks ago and did the boxing one on Monday night. Wow....I am REALLY sore today. I guess it's a better work out than I thought so I plan to keep that up. I also want to get the Active for the Wii which is compatable with the Fit board but has a lot more exercises on it.

I also want to start exercising to get my body ready for when we start TTC, which may begin in November. I am super excited about that. I haven't told any of my family or friends because I want it to be a surprise when I do get pregnant. I've been taking prenatal vitamins for about a month now....I was taking them about a year ago but then stopped. So, getting this body ready for baby making. I also bought Taking Charge of your Fertility. I'm only on Chapter 1 so I haven't really learned much but I'm excited to read more. I've heard it's a great book.

Monday, August 10, 2009

A little bored so here's a blog

I've been a member of blogspot for a while but haven't really decided to make a blog since I thought I'd be horrible with keeping it updated. I know a lot of people that have them and it looks like a good way to get things out so I've decided to join the fad.

Right now, I'm sitting at work with not much to do. My job, well, is a job. I'm very grateful to have it especially since I now know what it's like to lose one. What a horrible feeling that is. You try not to take it personal but it's really hard not to. They tell you, "we're sorry, it's not you, we just lost our funding for your position." Yeah, whatever, don't sugar coat it for me as I sit here and ball like a little baby. But anyways, my job now is ok. Not something that I want to be doing forever, that's for sure. It's with a Fortune 500 company though and there's room to grow so I'm going to work my butt off to try and make it to the top. I need a raise though. LOL

As far as my life here in Tempe, Arizona, other than work, is just amazing. I don't know how anyone couldn't like this life out here. It's sunny EVERY day! Now, that's something I'm not use to. The summer is hot....115 degrees, HOT but it's not humid so that helps. It def. beats the -10 degrees back in NY. I can't wait until November...I hear that's the best month of the year, the weather is perfect!

We haven't met a ton of people yet. Luckily, I work with some cool people so I've got a couple of people to hang out with. I also have my nest girls that I'm starting to get to know. We've had a few GTG (Get togethers) in the past 2 weeks so I hope we can continue doing those.

Dexter, our 10 month old Chihuahua, is doing amazing. He is the best dog in the whole world. I will post a picture soon because he's not only the best dog but he's the cutest too! :-) As of the middle of last week, we stopped putting him in his crate when we leave. This is HUGE! He loves it though...he lays on the love seat the whole time we are gone and sleeps. He hasn't gone potty in the house while we've been gone either. YAY for Dexter!!!