Monday, November 24, 2008

Big XII South

...great article on why if all 3 teams win out, texas should stay ahead in the bcs poll. check it!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

16 Weeks

Get ready for a growth spurt. In the next few weeks, your baby will double his weight and add inches to his length. Right now, he's about the size of an avocado: 4 1/2 inches long (head to rump) and 3 1/2 ounces. His legs are much more developed, his head is more erect than it has been, and his eyes have moved closer to the front of his head. His ears are close to their final position, too. The patterning of his scalp has begun, though his locks aren't recognizable yet. He's even started growing toenails. And there's a lot happening inside as well. For example, his heart is now pumping about 25 quarts of blood each day, and this amount will continue to increase as your baby continues to develop.

Friday, November 21, 2008


Yesterday there was a major explosion and fire at an oil refinery in Tyler. It has affected quite a few of our friends and coworkers, although mostly just has caused a scare. However, Brian's partner John, experienced a terrible loss this morning. His brother, one of the 2 critically injured, died after being life-flighted to a Dallas burn unit. It would mean a lot if you could keep John and all of the Sherman family in your prayers.

Yay for Internet

Internet's fixed...yay!!

Went to the doc yesterday. Finally gained some weight...yay!! Got a flu and a tetanus shot...ouch. My arms are sore.

Last weekend in The Shoog, I attended Schwinny-babe's bach-ette partay. I was the pregnant-girl-DD. Fun times :) I didn't have my camera so I'm still waiting on ppl to post pics.

We leave for Austin today for DANE AND JULIE'S WEDDINNNNGGG!!! Yayyyyy :)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Tony Romo

Okay, seriously. The more I hear about this guy, the more I like him! I have a friend with some connections to him (through his brother) who says that he is really truly just a kind-hearted and humble person, and that he has somehow not let his fame change who he is. I read a story a while back about Romo stopping on the side of the road on his way home from a Sunday game to help a couple change their flat. Everything that Jessica Simpson says about him paints him as this humble, grounded, confident, and NORMAL guy. And then there's this story (click on the post title to see the article.) He went to the movies and saw a homeless guy standing out front. So, he invited him to come in with him to see "Role s". I know it shouldn't be THAT impressive, as there are people who do these types of things all the time, but it's just REFRESHING to see that someone with tons of success, money, and fame can maintain humility and compassion. Yay, Tony :)


Our internet at our house hasn't been working allll week, so they're FINALLY supposed to come out this afternoon. GOODNESS! It's killin me. So I'm at work in the trainers' office right now. I have another doc appointment today, no ultrasound though. Just a bellycheck. BOORRRINNNNGGG. Oh- but I have to get a TETANUS shot and a TB test. YUCK!! If I remember correctly, from 12 years ago when I got my LAST Tetanus, they burn and make you totally sore. I think if I work out after I get it, it should prevent some of the soreness from occuring I'm headed STRAIGHT back to the gym after my appointment.

So...I know I said that I was officially showing, but I'm not really that much. My stomach is shaped's just ever-so-slightly convex. BARELY though. I's even smaller than it was last week...I guess because I haven't been as bloated, ha-gross. Anyway- pics WILL COME. I'm serious. Brian and I have a goal to go through every single box by Thanksgiving, so the cable has GOT to show up somewhere.

Lastly, I have a prayer request for a friend of mine. She and her husband have been trying to get pregnant for a LONNNG time, without success. It's really been a trying time for them, especially with so many couples around them getting pregnant, having babies, etc... Just keep them in your prayers! Pray for patience, faithfulness, and for a BABY!!

Love you guys...hope your week has been fantabulous. Ew...I don't like that just popped out.

Friday, November 14, 2008

15 Weeks

Your growing baby now measures about 4 inches long, crown to rump, and weighs in at about 2 1/2 ounces (about the size of an apple). She's busy moving amniotic fluid through her nose and upper respiratory tract, which helps the primitive air sacs in her lungs begin to develop. Her legs are growing longer than her arms now, and she can move all of her joints and limbs. Although her eyelids are still fused shut, she can sense light. If you shine a flashlight at your tummy, for instance, she's likely to move away from the beam. There's not much for your baby to taste at this point, but she is forming taste buds. Finally, if you have an ultrasound this week, you may be able to find out whether your baby's a boy or a girl!

PS- We keep meeting people who's "best friend/sister/cousin" just named their baby the SAME names that we have tentatively picked out!! grr...

PPS- Brian did 2 online Chinese Sex Predictions (which have been SWORN to work by many of his friends...right...) and they have BOTH said "girl". We shall see...

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

These are my confessions...

Everytime I think/hear/say the word "confession," I STILL get the Usher song stuck in my head...

I had planned on posting a couple of book reviews, one of which I have been meaning to recommend to everyone forEV. But, due to my recent activities, I am in dire need of a confessional...

On Monday evening, while Brian was working out with a buddy, I got out all of our Christmas decor and decorated our whole house for Christmas!!!! Hahaha...I know we're still a few weeks out from THANKSGIVING, but I just couldn't resist. I LOVE the holiday season. And having red & green, santas, and snowmen everywhere overwhelms me with joy no matter WHAT kind of day I'm having. For real. Plus, this year my fam (Rachey, Rand, Rileton, & Reidster) are coming to Tyler to stay with B and me to celebrate our Christmas. And I. AM. PUMPED. I justified my early decor by saying I needed an early start to see what else we'll need for the big weekend! Um...I think I have allowed myself PLENTY of time to stock up on anything we're missing. And I automatically lifted the spirits in our household. It's awesome.


PS- Brian and I officially heard our first Christmas carol of the season at Academy last Friday. Seriously...they start earlier and earlier every year. So, why not follow the trend?

Have an awesome week!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Rand in Kentucky + Baby Update

So this weekend was my pops' 53rd bday (Nov.8). He and my momma ventured up to Kentucky to watch Rileton play, and in order to make my dad's bday extra-special, Rachey planned a big surprise for the the Randster. She flew Brian, me and Reidy-boo (all the way from Cali!) up to meet them at the Louisville airport. It was awesome. Rand was shocked and super pumped, and we had an awesome weekend! Riles' team was supposed to win, hands-down, as they are nationally ranked and always at the top of their conference...however, this weekend they experienced a major upset loss, and poor Rileton had to leave the game with a concussion. SAD :( Besides the football woes, every minute was great...the first Curry-Fam reunion since the SUMMER in Galvy!! Kentucky is absolutely gorgeous at this time of year. It seriously looked like a postcard in every direction. The college campus where the football game took place, Centre College, was in Danville, Kentucky and looked like a movie setting. The north is actually good for something, ha :)

Hope everyone had a terrific weekend! Brian and I are heading to The Shoog this weekend because he has a business conference, I have Schwinnybabe's bach-ette party, AND i have to make a special delivery to the Future-Mrs-Nug-Girod since I was unable to attend her shower due to a last minute illness :(

Have a great week!

Update on the pictoral sitch: I CANNOT FIND THE FLIPPIN CABLE to connect my camera to the computer, so I can't upload pics right now. My poor little Macbook went out on me, and we have no Apple Store here, so I have to wait til THAT gets fixed to get any pics on here for you guys. If all else fails, I'll load some pics while I'm home in the Shoog this weekend. :)


(from last Friday)

Welcome to the second trimester! This week's big developments: Your baby can now squint, frown, grimace, pee, and possibly suck his thumb. Thanks to brain impulses, his facial muscles are getting a workout as his tiny features form one expression after another. His kidneys are producing urine, which he releases into the amniotic fluid around him — a process he'll keep up until birth. He can grasp, too, and if you're having an ultrasound now, you may even catch him sucking his thumb. In other news: Your baby's stretching out. From head to bottom, he measures 3 1/2 inches — about the size of a lemon — and he weighs 1 1/2 ounces.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

I got in!!

Soooo... I don't think I ever mentioned that I am OFFICIALLY accepted to UT Tyler's nursing program starting in January. YAYYY!!!! I can't wait to get rollin' with this thing :) It's crazy to think that, come January, I'll be a full-time student again. And then, right at the end of the semester, I'll be busting out a child. WHOA.

On that note- I am officially SHOWING! It's not actual baby-bump. But I had 2 different ppl at work today tell me that they can see it! And Brian said the same thing...he was watching me vaccuum and he spotted the chunk :) Basically, I just look a little tubby in the stomach region. Where my belly used to be flat, it is no longer so. Kind of exciting!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

No worries

I feel like the only thing I have heard all day long is how scared and angry people are that Obama is soon to be the President of the United States. It's realllyyy starting to wear on me, I guess because I cannot totally relate. I am not suffering from that same fear. Sure, there are policies that I'm not a fan of. Some that I am even somewhat anxious about, should they actually go into effect. However, I don't believe that Obama is an evil man. In fact, I believe he's a Christian man with a good heart. He may have me fooled. I don't know. There's no way I can know. Only God knows, really.

Anyway, I know that the future of our country, our lives, our freedom, and our children is something that can be incredibly scary, considering how NOT in control we are. BUT, even though it's not always easy, God STILL tells us not to worry. Just pray and trust in His grace and mercy. It doesn't guarantee that things will go the way we want them to. It doesn't guarantee that things will be easy, or only slightly difficult. Times could become miserably trying, but God still tells us not to worry about tomorrow, for it will worry about itself. All things work together for HIS glory. We are in GOD's hands. Regardless of who the president is...Bill Clinton, G Dub, Obama... God is in control. That's pretty comforting, if you ask me :) Why don't we unite behind our president...our country...God? ONE NATION UNDER GOD, right?