Tristan Holt Barber is here

Tristan Holt Barber is here

Tristan Holt Barber

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Thursday, July 24, 2008


Just kidding, we don't know yet. BUT we find out on August 12th @ 1:30pm. Yippee!

So to explain the pics.... For my birthday Holt took me to this place called Fossil Rim... you get to pet wild animals and they LITERALLY stick there faces in your car for food. It's hilarious. We forgot our camera and my phone went into overload so unfortunately, the pics above are all I have. I swear, this emu had the hots for me and the zebra head butted our car!! I didn't stop smiling for HOURS...well until I wanted something that required ketchup - then I was CRABBY!

Anyway, back to baby business. We went for my monthly check-up today and other than some nasty ligaments stretching...all is well. There was a healthy (and quick) little heart beat and I gained 5 pounds regardless of the fact that I can't eat. Everything is gross. Well, everything except the bad stuff like salt and vinegar chips, baked potatoes with sour cream, BLT's....YUM! Oh and ketchup.... DOUBLE YUM! Dr. J tells me this will change at some point and I sure hope so or I'll be sporting a mu mu everyday and I don't know what I will do with these ta-ta's! Ha!

My office has been pretty patient with my recent forgetfulness. It's annoying and I hate it but it's to the point it's comical. Both of my bosses watch me as I write stuff down because I have warned them that it's the ONLY chance they have of me getting anything done! I also have a little "Hot Mama's" group there and the six of us have decided to chow down together once a month. I think it's absolutely fabulous. Friends + food = HAPPY.

Holt and I are doing great and are getting more and more excited as the days go on. I've promised myself to walk my dogs every evening (when it's less than 102 degrees) because quite frankly I haven't had energy to do more than go to work. I'm back though and have some energy to prove it! Someone hold me to it! Holt has been so busy with work and volunteering on the creative team at church. It's awesome! I work with the kiddos so I have lots of opportunites to ask baby questions.

Well that's all for now. The big reveal will be on the 12th so stay tuned...same bat time, same bat channel...
PS - The Dark Knight rocked!!

Friday, July 11, 2008

A photo - FINALLY!

Ok, is a picture of me and FIVE girls (and one guy who's wife is having twins)... we have 4 more but they were at lunch. Nicole (the one on the left) is taking maternity leave starting today (lucky duck). Then... it's Melissa, Kristin Durbin (her blog link is on my site, she is my source of entertainment through the day), Jason (obviously NOT pregnant), Kim (adorable daily, I love her) and Julie - a.k.a. Ms. Gettin' Chubby.

Ok, so one down.... if I get around to it, I'll get some on here of Holt too. Hee, hee, hee

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The kid must love me!

Well, yesterday I had a horrid bought of morning sickness again. I prefer to call it ALL DAY sickness though... it was so bad, I had to call it quits in Spanish class after one hour. YOWZA.

But, today... the little one decided to be sweet to me for my birthday and NOT make me sick! Yippeee! I woke up and Holt had flowers all over the kitchen, I had the sweetest card EVER, cards, emails and calls from friends and family and I'm SO BLESSED to not be sick too! See, I told you... the kid loves me!

A quick update on my buluuuuud (ok, to get that... please watch this video, cracks me up)

They sent my results off to Dr. Gupta and he said that my levels have actually gone down so he said he doesn't see any reason to be concerned. WUHOOOO! Again........fabulous news. So other than the shot...and my friend Kristin telling me that I have to have an epidural TUBE stuck in my back... the future looks bright.

I know everyone is asking for pictures but I've been a) too tired, b) couldn't find the camera, c) too tired... so I promise I will get some up. I'll tell you right now........ I am not a fan of chubby pictures so you won't get too many of me. I'll focus on Holt and the belly but the full on shot, not thanks. Now no snotty replies that pregnancy is beautiful and I should embrace it blah, blah, blah... you start lecturing me... I'll send back a snotty reply and then blame it on the baby. Hee, hee, hee......... just the kind of girl I am.

We've picked out the names......... and I just might tell you.........we'll see!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

My husband, the A+ student.... and I'm Rip

Well, it's official. I have to get the dang shot. Holt just HAAAAAS to be A+ doesn't he? Grrrr, oh well, I guess it could be worse, I could have to have the shot weekly vs. twice. Plus, after they took 1/2 of the blood out of my body for those lovely tests I've already had done... this will be a piece of cake. A shot in the booty? Nooooo problem!

I'm also out of my 1st trimester. YIPPPEEE! I know many of you have been asking for photos. We just found our camera so I'll "beg" (because the camera is sooo your friend when you feel like a cow) Holt but there really isn't anything to see other than my bloated belly. I don't think it counts as showing, I think it counts as gassy. Sorry but it's part of the deal and I will not go down alone!

Oh and the prenatals. My gosh, I pray over myself before I take them. It's like swallowing a cement block. I get nauseous and feel disgusting but feel terrible when I skip one because I am harming little BB. So I try and put on my big girl panties and take them.

I could list of all of the other freaky things that have been happening but I'll spare you. I do however torture my mother with such things so feel free to send her a sympathy card, she deserves it.

I don't have an update on my white blood cells but apparently my doctor is not too concerned. I'll let you know when I hear something but I assume it won't be until my appointment on July 24th.

I cannot tell you how T-I-R-E-D I have been. Yowza. Doing a load of laundry takes everything I've got and then I have to nap for 2 hours. Not kidding. I've been known to slide into one of our executive's office as well and take a 45 minute nap on his floor (no pillow, no blanket, no problem!) If I've forgotten to do something for you, call you back, have energy to actually visit you, please forgive me. This out of body experience has been a little more difficult than expected. It's like telling the Energizer Bunny to stop drumming and sleep. You would never think it would happen.... I mean, it's not possible is it? But steal that little suckers battery and BAM! -- he's turned into Rip Van Winkle. Now my title makes sense... huh!?

Barber's over and out...........