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Baby talk

I am already a busty, curvy, short chick so my first selfish thought when I got pregnant last fall was…..”OMG my boobs are going to explode!” I really thought I would sink into a mode were perhaps I would feel weird with gaining weight and a belly. I just didn’t know what to expect.

At 31 weeks (roughly 7 months), I can confidently say I really love having this belly! Every week I am getting bigger and bigger, barely able to roll out a bed without my husband helping – losing balance and having my clothes get tighter and tighter but I’m loving it all.

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At this point, our baby is punching and moving like crazy. She must be super metal and thrashing about in there. Sometimes it hurts, sometimes my bladder seems to her favorite toy to play with, then there are these moments where she hiccups and I can sit there and watch the belly move all day.

My husband has been drawing pictures of our pregnancy and our sleeping arrangements have been kinda unfair towards him. Seriously, my dude has been a trooper. From the late night cravings, throwing up, belly rubs and massages – my hubby has been amazing! Never getting annoyed when I get into whiny mode.

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My next post will probably be about Fire Emblem and not so much baby talk lol

And Baby Makes 3

I’ve been pretty quiet lately. This fall we found out we were expecting our first baby! It is still so strange to think about it and say out loud. I am about 5 months pregnant and feeling a bit better, the first trimester was crazy trying to adapt to morning sickness (actually I had night sickness…every night!)

Now that I am in my second trimester I am feeling better, my tummy is starting to show. It is so strange to lay on my back and see a belly bump. The baby has even started to move around a bit!!

My hubby drew this up for our baby announcements. I am going to get this printed and framed for the baby’s room – ahhhh so weird this is happening but seriously couldn’t have imagined better timing with such an awesome husband. On cloud 9 right now!


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California Dreaming

In October we went to California for a cousin’s wedding. Since the wedding fell during our anniversary, my dude surprised me with tickets to Disneyland!! We’ve gone to Disney World a few times but I’ve never been to California so I was excited!!

We stayed with my dude’s grandparents – they are so adorable and sweet. Doesn’t my hubby look like his grandpa? The wedding was so beautiful, the whole ceremony took place outside in a lovely mountain setting.

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Disneyland is much smaller than Disney World, I got to finally ride some of the older original rides like Snow White’s Scary Adventure, Mr. Toad, Pinocchio etc…
Also got to see so many cool Nightmare Before Christmas decorations! The Haunted Mansion ride was converted to a Halloween Town event, Jack is one of my favorite characters so I loved how different the ride felt with Nightmare Before Christmas theme.

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Cali was fun but we were so happy to be back home. This was our 3rd Halloween at our new house and it’s really fun passing out candies to the neighborhood kids. Makes us excited to one day take our kid around the neighborhood in costume!

New Animal Crossing

I told myself I wouldn’t upgrade my 3DS…my husband preordered the Monster Hunter XL bundle earlier this year and I swore that I wouldn’t get seduced by the “new” 3DS. Then something happened…an Animal Crossing bundle. Not only a cute bundle but it was the smaller “new” 3DS with the interchangeable face plates.

Damn my love for cuteness. Look at this thing!!!

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The game itself is cute but I am actually really obsessed with the uploading of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 onto the eshop! Oh memories – Sonic 2 and the Sega Genesis was a magical time in my life! Kudos to Nintendo and the eshop for adding old school beloved games for download!


In 1993, Dad surprised us with a Sega Genesis. We never asked for electronics – we couldn’t afford them. So, receiving a game system was a HUGE surprise! At the time we didn’t realized he bought more so he could play Desert Strike. I would wake up hours before school so I could sneak in some one on one time with the Sega only to find my dad playing the system before work.

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We learned the hard way, growing up with a gamer dad sounded cool but having to share systems was the ultimate test of patience and love. It was no issue sharing systems with my 2 younger sisters, we had great team work with taking turns on a single game. Probably because we shared all our games. Dad was different, he played shooters. He didn’t want to adventure with Aladdin or go exploring with Belle from Beauty and the Beast … he wanted to play war.

Makes me wonder how my husband and I are going to be as gamer parents. Cool…? Regardless all the sharing we had to do with dad, watching him play shooters, looking up hints/walkthroughs and codes – it really was amazing memories that we can smile about! What about our mom, you ask? She was more of an arcade player. I grew up watching her spend countless of quarters and hours to ensure she was top score on a local Mrs. Pac-man game at a burger joint in our hometown.

Anyone else grow up with parents who game? What was your first system? Any games you’re obsessed with at the moment?

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