What happens when (just two months after meeting) a Baptist preacher's son and small-town pastor's daughter surprisingly discover they've committed the ultimate faux pas? Now it's a journey of finding out what it is to love a little baby surprise and what to do about this new husband.



Friday, July 30, 2010

Delivery Discussions

I'm scared I might poop myself during delivery.

Edamummy

I Got One!


I have some interesting news that could've been shared sooner.  It may shock you and leave you scratching your head.  It might make you rethink what you always thought.  Maybe it will make you laugh, cause it sure makes me laugh sometimes.

It's pretty much like this---I went fishing and I caught a big fish, one fish actually turned into two fish which eventually left us as a school of fish.  You probably have no idea what I'm talking about, so I'll explain it in layman's terms.

I met Yohan on a dating website...Plentyoffish.com to be exact.  DON'T JUDGE ME YET!  I actually first joined the dating site as a personal inside joke.  Well folks, looks like the joke is on me since I ended up married to one of my dates. 

During the recession last year times were pretty tough and little ol Edamummy (who was single and not Edamummy at the time) was feeling the effects of the recession.  Salaries had been reduced and fridge items were skimpy, as was my wallet.  So I did what any savvy and outgoing gal who likes to mingle would do. 

I'd heard of this free dating website, and while I'd always internally judged online dating thought it might be fun and practical given the circumstances.  I'd get to meet a bunch of new people and also (as the girl of course) get treated to lovely dinners.  So, I fished away on plentyoffish.com.  And yes, I did get to meet many interesting people and I ate many delicious dinners.  I even often had leftovers for lunch! 

Then I met Yohan on the site.  We chatted and talked and eventually planned to hang out.  Silly as it seems, our first date we went fishing.  I didn't know it at the time, but fishing is one of Yohan's loves (fly fishing to be exact).  Now I'd never really gone fishing before nor had much thought at all about anything fish (aside from my old college pet Betta, Jazzy J.) but, as funny as it seems, I met Yohan on a fish dating site, we went fishing, and then I caught the big one...well I guess I caught two - Yohan and Jr.

There is even documentation from our first date.  See below.  How cool is that?!!  Me an Yohan have pictures of us on our first date!



Morals of the story - I am no longer allowed to scoff or make internal jokes about online dating.  Also, if you have a sense of humor, life will always give you a reason to laugh.  

I love my big fisherman.  I can't wait to see him take his little first mate fishing.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Dear Jr.

Dear Jr.,

I miss my old self.  If you can't give me back my old self right now, can you at least do some cool movements - like all the time - to make up for it?  You are taking a toll on me and your daddy, and I think he's pregnant now too.  You have no idea what it's like living with two pregnant people.  Last night, your daddy had a food craving at 12:30 at night!  He wanted olives and chocolate chip cookies.  I think he would've eaten peanut butter toast with half a pound of honey if I let him too.  It also gets really hot in the summer, and it's extra hot when you're wearing pissy pants.  So like I said, if you're adamant about keeping both me and your daddy pregnant for three more months, we're gonna need to see some seriously cool action.

Love and little frustration,

Edamummy

Third, And Final, Tri

Before I was ever pregnant, I thought it would be great to have a big loving family like mine (I have 3 sisters and a brother).  I thought, "Maybe three or four kids would be nice." 

When I actually got pregnant and chatted with Yohan, I decided three would be best.  Then I entered my second trimester, and fitfully decided I couldn't do this more than one more time - so I would be very happy with just two.  Last week, I told Yohan that maybe we just needed one.  Yohan said that Jr. could learn how to share and play with Bud. 

BUD
I'm now entering my third, and final, trimester.  Everyone says you forget how bad pregnancy is after you have the baby.  That must be the only reason people end up with more than one kid.  Who knows?  Maybe I'll decide I want four again after Jr. is born and I get to see how cute and cuddly the little rolly polly is......NOT! 

I have decided, however, that we are not allowed to seriously discuss family numbers and such while I'm pregnant or in the aftermath of pregnancy.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Goin' Fishin

Yay!  Yohan purchased a super cute and classic Snoopy tackle box for all his fishing items.  Can't wait to see Jr. toddling around carrying it. 

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Prego Fashion

I've been lucky lately and found some great finds at local thrift stores.  This is not a maternity dress, but it's so stretchy and comfy.  I love it!

This maxi dress is cuter on me now than before I was pregnant. 

I wore this outfit to work this week and loved it.  The hubs said it was super sexy.  The skirt was a local thrift store find and is Ann Taylor.  It's stretchy fabric will allow me to fit it for a few more weeks to come.  It's hard to see the gold shoes I picked up at the thrift store too.  Super sexy and sparkly and all together fun!

I Love Your Wheels

Yohan and I want to be certain about the stroller we will be using.  We plan on using it with future children after Jr. as well.  I was adament that it be stylish and both of us wanted a stroller that is safe, easy to use and had good customer reviews.  We've found the stroller for us, and you can watch a video here on some of the features.  One thing especially unique about this stroller are the many adaptable ways to place the seat and the fact that it can be turned into a two-seat stroller if needed.  The reviews have been awesome and I can't wait to get it and let you guys know how it is!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Week 27

I no longer pass the feet check!  With only about 3 months left it's getting down to the wire.  My to do list is long, but hopefully with everyones help I'll get everything ready in time!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

I Love Your...Diaper Bag??

As a girl, I especially love two things:  Shoes and Bags!  With the responsibility of a new baby, I get to pick out a new bag to carry all the essentials.  Style is definitely important to me, but I also have needs:

-must include a matching changing pad
-must include an insulated bottle holder for keeping bottles/food hot or cold
-must be large enough to hold Jr.'s items and mine too

So here's a look at what I've found so far:  Any comments or ideas?  Please send them my way!!

THE BLACK TRAVELER BY KALENCOM
$90



TIMI AND LESLIE BABY JANE
$160

$160


You'll notice I'm trying to stick with pretty neutral colors since I'll need it to work with all of my outfits - I'm assuming this will become my new staple accessory.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Gettin Preped For Jr.

Tonight I'm making an exciting trip to Babies R Us with my gal pals Melanie and Laura.  I'm super excited about registring Jr. for some cool and fun stuff.  Of course I'll also put some stuff he actually needs on the registry too.  Right now number one on my list is a sassy and chic diaper bag.

Big News!!

According to the childhood saying it is "love and marriage, and then a baby carriage", but since Yohan and I beat to the tune of our own drum we decided to mix it up a bit.  We unexpectedly found ourselves expecting, which was life changing for both of us.  And somehow, even though neither of us had been considering marriage up until that point (much less had the talk about being boyfriend/girlfriend), we decided to get married.

Perplexing as it is, Yohan and I did not love each other when we chose to make a lifetime commitment in marriage.  I can't explain it, and I don't expect others to understand it, but for us it was right.  My wedding was one of the most incredible and fun days of my life.  Never once did I second guess my decision to marry Yohan, not in the time leading up to the wedding nor the day itself. 

My parents only found out about our quick-to-happen wedding about six days before the ceremony.  Originally we were going to run off and get married, then tell them afterwords of our marriage and expecting baby, but it didn't felt right.  So, like any good child (whose job is obviously to worry her parents) we decided to shock them all at once.  They learned all the news at once the week before.  We had no idea how it would turn out, but it did turn out, and it turned out great!  My wedding day was fun, and all our family was able to quickly shift their week around and make it to our Thursday afternoon wedding.

I was relaxed and happy and excited on our wedding day.  I always thought I would've been nervous and stressed on my wedding day, but I felt the exact opposite.  I got ready with my sisters, and we all did our hair and makeup together.
I spend my last few minutes before the ceremony with my mom and umma (Yohan's mom and the Korean word for mom) as they helped me put on my gloves and finish the last minute makeup touch-ups. 


The wedding was beautiful and intimate.


A little time has passed, and somewhere in between the days my feelings for Yohan have matured and deepened.  I love being with him and thinking about our life and all the future adventures we'll have is exciting.  Soooooo, on to the big news!

Both Yohan and I had friends and family who were concerned about the fact that we were not in love, but today is different!  This morning Yohan told me he loved me and I told him back.  I've known I loved Yohan for a while now, and he was feeling the same, but it felt wonderful to actually have said it today.  I've said it to him in my head for a while and telepathically been transporting my love to him for some time, but I'm so happy we can say it out loud. 

So I guess it's not always "love and marriage, and a baby carriage".  Sometimes it is all jumbled, and wonderful just the same.
P.S......I'm the first girl Yohan had ever told he loves.  Aren't I a lucky and special gal!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Surprise!

Yohan had a special surprise made for Jr.'s Edamummy:  Edamummy t-shirts!!!  I love them, plus my number one motto these days is imprinted on the front:  "Food Is Number One!"  Yes, Yohan, food is number one, and don't you forget it.  More warm fresh baked chocolate chip cookies please!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Jr. & Bird Watching

For the first time ever in my life I got to see a real live owl in his natural habitat.  Jr. was super curious so I broke out the binoculars to get a closer look at this rare wildlife spotting!  We actually ended us seeing two owls, and one was so curious about the owl calls I was making that he decided to fly around again to see what was up.  He flew down pretty close to a branch near mine and Yohan's outside nook and I took a close look into his dark black eyes...cute and creepy at the same time.  Jr. is going to be a natural in the wilderness, just like his Edamummy.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Jr. & The Pool

We were able to head out of town this past weekend with my parents and Auntie Mel and Auntie Nat.  Unlike most of our vacations, we didn't do much and ended up lying in bed most of the time.  I've picked up speed growing Jr. and it is pretty taxing.  Monday, however we made it out of the house for a little time in the pool.



Thursday, July 8, 2010

Fourth of July

Me and my baby's daddy headed to the beach for an extremely short getaway in the sun.  We spent an afternoon relaxing.  I even indulged in a scandalous beer or two.  And for those of you who are less informed, yes, it's ok to have a little alcohol while pregnant.  I'm certainly nothing like the lush I've been know to be, but I just couldn't go nine whole months with no alcohol at all!  I do admire those moms out there who have the will power to eat fruits and veggies the entire time, avoid all caffeine, alcohol and be generally uber healthy the entire stint.  I took the approach of letting Jr. know from the get-go that I'm just not that perfect. 

Prego Fashion

I'm trying to stay away from maternity clothing as best I can.  It's tough finding pants/shorts/skirts to fit, but dresses are working fine for the most part.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Matching Van

Jr.'s furniture came in a lovely finish of odd colors which are decidedly unique.  We were initially positive we wanted to strip and refinish the pieces.  But since we found a matching van we're considering leaving the furniture as is, purchasing the van and calling it a matching set.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Lace Gloves

 Growing up, one Easter when I was about five, my mom and dad bought me lace gloves to wear with my frilly pink Easter dress.  Dad even bought me a corsage for my wrist.  They were white and dainty and had lace around the wrist.  I remember how pretty I felt wearing them, and when Yohan and I decided to get married I knew I wanted to wear little lace gloves. 

The Saturday before Mother's Day, I tried on my dress for mine and Yohan's mothers while they were visiting.  After putting on my dress, I pulled out the lace gloves I'd bought on ebay for about $10 to show them.  I pulled the gloves on and proudly displayed my carefully picked outfit for the moms.  Then Yohan's mom exclaimed, "Oh no, you will wear my gloves.  I wore gloves like that for my wedding, and  I've been saving them to give to Yohan's wife to wear."  I couldn't believe it!  

At first I was unsure of keeping the gloves his mother had so beautifully saved, but they were perfect.  They fit my hand to the 'T', and I felt so special wearing something passed down from her.  Maybe one day, if my daughter or daughter-in-law decides that dainty wrist gloves would go perfect with her wedding gown, I'll pull out those special gloves and give them to her. 

Thursday, July 1, 2010

For Janice

Janice, since you did such a good job taking my blood on Tuesday, and it hardly hurt at all I'm pimping out this picture of my half naked hubby.  Please note, that if you do any less of a job next time, we know where you live and work!

xoxo
Edamummy