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Five Question Friday 6/1/12

If you’ve never read My Crooked Halo’s blog you really are missing out. She’s a nurse, with 5 kids and a really awesome husband. She’s down to Earth and turns everything into a good time. Read along, I promise you’ll love it!

Every Friday she does a blog hop called Five Question Friday. Although I haven’t done 5QF in awhile I’d like to start up again. You can find this weeks answers here.

and, here are my answers:

1. What were you scared of as a kid?
Everything. No, seriously. I was one of those scaredy cat kids who are scared of everything. I remember one year my dad took us to Arizona for Christmas, I was probably about 12. We visited an old miners cave and everyone went down and toured the mine…I stayed up and waited by a pole because I was too scared to go down in the ground. I was afraid I’d get trapped down there. I’m still scared of a lot of things. Call me a chicken, lol.

2. Do you sleep well in a hotel?
On the norm, yes. I can pretty much sleep comfortably no matter where I am. But at almost 30 weeks pregnant I cannot sleep well anywhere and hotels are the worst, or at least a close second to that tent I stayed in last weekend.

3. If you could meet any celebrity, dead or alive, who and why?
I don’t really get into the whole “meeting a celebrity” thing. I guess it’s just not for me. I’d rather spend my time with my kids and husband or having dinner with my family. I guess if I HAD to choose one it would probably be a recently new mom who’s breastfeeding and cloth diapering her newborn. Or, someone similar who I have something in common with. 

4. It’s a hot summer day. Do you prefer to be pool side or at the beach?
The beach because then my little swimmer has the option to play in the sand when she doesn’t want to swim anymore and there’s usually a park close by as well. Also, the beach isn’t as deep so it gives Emilie the option to splash in the water (while I closely watch her of course) without a life jacket.  

5. What is your favorite summer dish?
Macaroni Salad 🙂 Wait, is that a “summer” dish? I’ll consider it a summer dish, just because I eat it more in the summer with open houses and weddings and all 🙂 We are going to an open house tonight. I sure hope there is macaroni salad. Yum!


29 Weeks

This is going to have to be good enough for a 29 week picture because frankly I’m to lazy to get up take a 29 week picture right now.

Total weight gain: Last time I had an appointment I’d gained 18lbs. I’m sure it’s a bit more than that but I’m not brave enough to step on a scale unless I have too.

Maternity clothes? When I’m required to get dressed. Being a stay at home mom, honestly most days I don’t even get dressed. My husbands old PT shirts have been a lifesaver for sure.  You know the ones with the huge Air Force logo on the back that almost glows in the dark? Yup…I wear those almost everyday (a new one of course)

Stretch marks? Just on my rear-end…and down my thighs.

Sleep: I can’t sleep when I have the opportunity to do so but when I can’t sleep I’ll do damned if I can fall asleep in an instant.

Best moment this week: Seeing Mr. Sullivan in 3D. He sure looks an awful lot like his daddy!

Miss Anything? I’m going to have to keep last weeks answer and say that I miss not having to pee every 5 minutes.

Movement: All day, everyday and I love every minute of it.

Food cravings: Still peanut butter. Anything peanut butter.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Thankfully no. Not this week anyways 🙂

Gender: Boy!

Labor Signs: A few braxton hicks but that’s about all.

Symptoms: Still in a lot of back pain.

Belly Button in or out? Out

Wedding rings on or off? On :) and it’s looking like I’ll be able to keep them on the whole pregnancy!

Happy or Moody most of the time: I’m happy one minute and moody the next. Damn hormones.

Looking forward to: Meeting our baby boy.

Our First Camping Trip 2012

I camped pretty regularly as a kid and my husband loves to camp so we decided months ago that we were going to try and take the kids camping a few times each summer and when my brother in law called last week and said he was renting a campsite for Memorial Day weekend we decided to camp too.

Emilie absolutely loved camping. The kid loves the dirt so being able to play in the dirt all day without having to come inside to take a bath made for one happy toddler (and one sandy tent). The campground was on a lake so Emilie also got to swim quite a bit over the weekend. The kid also loves water but isn’t a big fan of life jackets or floatie toys, she’d much rather we just hold onto her in the water or let her play in the mud at the shallow end. Either way I’d say that she had a pretty enjoyable weekend.

It isn’t very often Cody gets a weekend just to relax and spend with his family so this weekend was exactly what he needed. For the first time in quite a while I saw a worry free side of him that I don’t get to see very often. He really enjoyed himself and that’s what matters most. He does so much for our family, more then I could ever explain, and he deserves a weekend to relax.

I loved camping with my little family and cannot wait to go back again but I’m not sure we’ll end up taking Emilie again this year. It’s not that she didn’t enjoyed it (because she loved it) and it’s not that we didn’t enjoy it either, because we did. But, at 7 months pregnant it’s hard to chase a toddler from one campsite to another and it’s stressful having to constantly watch her around the fire. Luckily for me I have an amazing husband who did 90% of the running and catching of our busy little bee but by the end of the night my back hurt so bad that I wanted to cry. Not to mention I missed our bed and my body pillow!

Monday morning we packed up our campsite and headed into town with my in-laws so that Emilie could watch the Memorial Day parade. She didn’t really know what to think of all the loud trucks but she enjoyed the suckers being thrown at her and the mardi gras beads were a hit too. We even got her to clap and wave at the soldiers walking by!!

All in all I’m glad we went because little miss is growing up way to fast and before I know it all I’ll have to look back on are the memories of her childhood and when that time comes I’m not going to remember the discomfort that came with camping while pregnant or the extreme heat of watching the parade. All I am going to remember are the memories the pictures bring back and those are enough to last a lifetime!

Momma and Emilie spent yesterday cuddling on the couch recouping from our long busy weekend! It doesn’t happen often anymore and I enjoy every minute of it while I can.

This Is The Life


Our first camping trip as a family. I will make a camping post as soon as I get back to a computer.

Life In the Fast Lane

Life seems to be passing before my very eyes lately. It feels like we just left Missouri and just found out we were pregnant again and it surely doesn’t seem like 21 months have passed since Emilie entered this world. Yet here we are, finally settled in Michigan with a quickly transforming toddler and just 2 and a half months away from becoming parents of two instead of one. When you sit down and think about it, life really does pass before your eyes. Sometimes, just for a moment, I wish it would slow down a bit.

Emilie turned 21 months old on the 17th of May. I cannot believe in 3 short months she’ll be turning 2 but I am so amazed at the little toddler she’s become. She’s very independent these days and expects to do everything on her own and becomes very frustrated when she cant. We got rid of the binky about a month ago and I can see a definite change in her speech. She’s talking a bit more lately but still not saying to awful much. She just recently got into books and loves when you read to her. I am thankful everyday that I have the opportunity to stay at home with her and watch her grow. She amazes me daily.

Cody is still adjusting to live outside the military. It’s a big change but he’s really adjusting well. He’s 6 months away from graduating from the local community college and then he’ll transfer to a nearby university to get his bachelors degree. I am so proud of him and all the hard work he puts into this family. I really don’t know what we’d do without him. We are lucky to have him in our lives!

I’m doing pretty good. This pregnancy has taken a toll on me. Besides a bit of high blood pressure, my pregnancy with Emilie was a breeze. Yes, it was hot and miserable in Missouri and she was up in my rib cage a lot (which hurt) but I never experienced anything like I have this time around. Maybe it’s because we are having a boy this time but if this is an indication of how he’s going to be once he’s bigger we are in trouble. Haha!! I had morning sickness the first 4 months of this pregnancy and the moment that went away I started having back pain. Sometimes the middle of my back burns and other times my entire leg goes numb. The doctor said that Sullivan is sitting on a nerve in my back and that besides a heating pad and some physical therapy, nothing’s really going to help and I’ll have to ride it out…..for about 12 more weeks. Haha!

All in all we are doing really good. We are loving being back in Michigan and so close to family. For the first time in years we are able to spend holidays with the ones we love and Emilie (and Sullivan) will get to grow up with their cousins and grand parents. Tomorrow is my 28 week high risk ultrasound (with a promised 3D sneak peek) and then we are headed south to spend the weekend camping with family! Life is good 🙂

28 Weeks!

27w 3d

Total weight gain: 18lbs
Maternity clothes? Very much so.
Stretch marks? The back of my legs and thighs.
Sleep: I wish. I don’t get a lot of sleep these days.
Best moment this week: On Friday I get to see our sweet prince on the ultrasound 🙂
Miss Anything? Being able to bend over. Not having to pee every 5 mins.
Movement: All the time 🙂
Food cravings: Peanut Butter
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not so much anymore.
Gender: Boy!
Labor Signs: None yet, thankfully!
Symptoms: Horrible back pain.
Belly Button in or out? Out
Wedding rings on or off? On 🙂 and it’s looking like I’ll be able to keep them on the whole pregnancy!
Happy or Moody most of the time: I’m happy one minute and moody the next. Damn hormones.
Looking forward to: Meeting our baby boy.

I’m New Around Here

Well I did it. I made the plunge that so many others are making. I left blogger and joined wordpress. I’ll decided later if I like it better or not. For now I’m more annoyed that I don’t know what I’m doing then enjoying it.

For those who didn’t follow my blog on blogger here’s a little about my Sweet Little Family.
– My name is Malynda.
– My husband’s name is Cody.
– We have a 21 month old daughter named Emilie.
– We are 27 weeks pregnant with a sweet baby boy we decided to name Sullivan Thomas.

After 6.5 years and 3 deployments with the Air Force my husband became a civilian on December 6th 2011. It’s been a roller coaster of mixed emotions and 5 months later we are still adjusting to live outside the military.

Follow along as we continue to adjust to civilian life while raising a princess and welcoming our handsome prince into this world.