My Husband = Made of Awesome

My husband always knows how to make me laugh and feel better.

I was stressing because at work, I had about 4 different people needing me at once while I was trying to help out customers. It was like,

“Natalie, could you..”
“Natalie, how do I…”
“Natalie, why is this..”

I handled it well, I am proud to say. I didn’t lose it, or go into a pregnant fit of rage/tears. I took a deep breath and dealt with it like a big girl. I was even very patient.
I was telling all of this to my husband, and his response was:

“You should have gotten up and started waddling around a quacking like a duck. No one would have been able to tell where you were.”

I immediately bursted out laughing and smiled… My husband is amazing. It’s okay to be jealous, ladies. 😉

28 Weeks – Baby Chinese Cabbage


By this week, your baby weighs two and a quarter pounds (like a Chinese cabbage) and measures 14.8 inches from the top of her head to her heels. She can blink her eyes, which now sport lashes. With her eyesight developing, she may be able to see the light that filters in through your womb. She’s also developing billions of neurons in her brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world.

–From BabyCenter.com

In Other News: I’m A Big, Fat Dork

This weekend we went to an event at the local zoo called Boo in the Zoo. It’s basically a Trick or Treating night for families to bring their kids all dressed up and they check out the animals and get candy in the process. Two of our best friends (who are married to each other) work at the zoo, so we also took the opportunity to follow them around and harass them. One of them was dressed in a Shrek costume, so we didn’t hesitate to give him a hard time about that.

Anyway, I’m huge and fat and am having a hard time fitting into even my maternity clothes now. My shirts are struggling to cover my growing bump, so to my delight my husband threw me one of his t-shirts and said I could have it for the duration of the pregnancy.

I don’t know if you knew this, but I’m a gigantic geek. Up until recently I gamed (like, Dungeons and Dragons gaming), I read a few comics, I am a MOVIE FIEND and I also spaz out at certain TV shows. My biggest fandoms are for Supernatural, Six Feet Under, and Firefly. The t-shirt DH threw me has to do with the last show I mentioned. Check it out:

Baby Browncoat on Board

I’m a geek, and I’m proud of it.

Fingers, Toes, Legs, Arms, Eyes Crossed

DH just submitted an online application to work for Volkswagen as a member of the production team. We won’t know anything for quite a while, and even then if he is hired he won’t start work for the next few months.

But if he gets hired on, I can quit my full-time job. For the first three years that he’s with the company we could make it on his income or I could get a P/T at a daycare or something and we could live well. After three years, employees get a $5.00 raise. I could quit working completely and be a SAHM.

This could be the opportunity we’ve been hoping and waiting for. I’ve been sending out good, positive VW vibes to the universe all weekend. For those of you who aren’t aware, DH works in construction and we’ve been struggling with finances for about half a year. What with the economy being the way it is, and the weather being so rainy and wet his work has suffered and we’ve taken a pretty significant blow to our income. I desperately want him to get this job. So if you can spare some prayers or positive vibes our way, I’d appreciate it.