Wednesday, March 30, 2011



After much planning and charting my morning basal body temps, using Ovulation test strips, taking prenatal vitamins, and hoping for the best.. I am so proud to announce that we are pregnant with baby #2, who will be due approximately December 10, 2011! Tyler will be a big brother this year!!!

I am so excited. I honestly did not expect to get so luck on our first try of actually TRYING, but we are truly blessed. And due to popular demand, I will begin my "Fetus Chronicles" again, like I did when I was pregnant with Tyler (only this time I will do a better job, because they were sporadic and I started late in my pregnancy with him.) Jon and I are thrilled!!

Monday, March 7, 2011


Today started out great until after I was done with physics class...

I had to go to the DMV to renew my car registration. Well, apparently I have a hold and cannot renew it because I owe property taxes to the city of Norfolk. I have never lived in the city of Norfolk, and not only that, but military are supposed to be exempt from paying property taxes on vehicals. Basically, I wasted an hour of my time waiting at the DMV to find all of this out. So I called the treasurer about that, and the lady said I need to fax or email her my last active duty LES and my DD214. Couldn't access my last active duty LES because the website took that option away from me for no particular reason, so I had to call DFAS and the lady said she could email me my last LES, but she can only send it to a military email address. Okay, cool. Next problem... my military ID is in my car, which Jon is driving today, so I cannot check my military email (I need the ID to put in the card reader I have at home attached to my computer in order to check my military email) so now this whole damn process is delayed AGAIN.

It just irritates the hell out of me that something that should not be a long drawn out process is getting more confusing and complicated than it has to be. I can't find the spare ink cartridges I bought for my printer a while ago, and I need to print out some important paperwork for Tyler's appointment tomorrow. I need to find a cheaper and closer daycare for him since his costs way too much and I am tired of driving back and forth to Hampton to take him there when I don't work or go to school there, it's a waste of my time and gas. I thought this week was going to start out well but here I am with a pile of stress on again.

I think I'm thinking too hard about us trying to get pregnant too... I have been tracking my cycle and taking my basal body temp every morning, peeing on ovulation sticks, observing other bodily functions that need not be mentioned in this blog... and I'm frustrated. I just wish getting pregnant were as easy as it was the first time when I got pregnant with Tyler, but this time I'm actually trying and it's frustrating me.

I'm irritated at Jon. I wish I wasn't, but he is bothering me, I don't want to talk about it here though.

So much for having a relaxing spring break last week... and having a nice fresh start to the new semester. I am ready to throw in the towel.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


I want to dedicate this post to my son.

Tyler Jon Lalonde.

Before having him, I honestly never knew how much capacity I had to love another person. Sure, I love my parents, my husband, my family SO MUCH. But my own child... it's a completely different kind of love. It's amazing. It's wonderful and astounding and fulfilling. It makes every day worth waking up for. It makes me truly cherish every single second I get to snuggle with him, or kiss those little chubby cheeks, or tickle his little toes, or feel him throw his little arms around me for a hug. Hearing him say "mama". Seeing his enormous grins. Feeling his pride when he accomplishes something.

I love this little boy SO MUCH.

I am in love with being a mother. I love spending time with my son, I love watching him learn and grow and discover things every day. I love to just sit on the couch with him snuggled up against me while we watch TV. Or when we chase each other around outside, or play with his Matchbox cars or build block towers or read or pretend. His life makes mine magical. This child is just 100% amazing and awesome.

Sure, when he gets angry or throws a tantrum sometimes I could just scream... but those moments are not often. I love when I go in his room in the mornings and he greets me with a big smile and a giggle. Or watching him blow kisses to my husband at night before he goes to bed... and later on before I go to bed, when I go check on him one last time and pull the blankets up and tuck him in. I would do anything for that boy.

I just love Tyler so much, and my heart feels so full because of him, and I want to blog about this right now. He is my world.