28 October 2010

13 Weeks & Counting

So after 6 slices of my large half cheese/pepperoni New Yorker pizza
Me & baby are satisfied enough to blog & procrastinate Midterm study notes
the pregnancy update so far?

For the past 3 weeks I've had morning sickness off & on
Most of the time I brought the nausea on myself, for instance:
Up until now I was practically a zombie, all I wanted to do was sleep
As the weeks progressed on, I would forget to take naps
in between classes & before work
THUS i'd end up feeling EXTREMELY tired/worn out,
which lead to headaches/dizziness,
which made me uncontrollably nauseous,
finally leading me to the nearest TOILET!!!
I have class every morning @ 7:30a.m.,
so I always try to get some shut eye here & there,
oh my gosh, I even crashed sitting under a coconut tree waiting for my next class.

the smell of...
1. dirty dishes & the sink drain 
(James had to do the dishes up until this week)
2. our CURRY neighbors next door & all their CURRY-ness
3. raw hamburger (just figured this one out Tues.)
4. and...morning breath! jk :)

1. sliced green apples, yes I can't just bite into an apple, weird
2. Fanta Orange Soda
3. Palusami
4. Taro with coconut milk
5. Hot Cocoa or Milo w/tons of sugar
6.....sometimes whatever i see you eating, i want to taste it too :)

"Ok, but how is James doing?"
Fine! he is married to ME!! :)
He's been absolutely the best husband ever,
extremely patient and very supportive.
I think he scolds me at least everyday 
because I forget that I can't/shouldn't do certain things:

Early Monday morning he woke up to me carrying two stuffed baskets of laundry.
(Scoldings!!! Yah I guess it was pretty heavy
So then he woke up 5minutes later to me trying to drag everything stacked up on eachother.
(Double Scoldings!!! & I got sent to the Laundromat with only our kamake's to wash)

At work a huge group of tourists wanted their picture taken
so instead of asking another photographer to climb the little wall
in order to fit everyone in, I DID (I didn't mind)
I got such a perfect shot that I smiled & JUMPED off the wall
Yup, I got it after the tourists left from my caring Hubby!!

Oh my husband is the bomb! 
He cooks for me, drives to look for palusami for me,
rubs my feet, massages my back
waits right next to me when i'm hunched over the toilet
gets me crackers in the middle of the night
helps me learn my samoan hw
literally walks me to bed & makes me sleep before it gets late
& lets me fall asleep hogging the majority of the bed space & pillows :)

he truly makes me feel like a queen.
glad the sickness is going away.
sorry no belly shots for now =]

"Goodnight, sleep tight, young lovers"
haha, inside anime joke between me & james

21 October 2010

Haunted Lagoon

I guess you could say that this was our Family Home Evening activity this week
Thanks to our friend Maverick, we were able to get free tickets & also use our employee id's to get some discounted tickets for everyone. 
My Aunty Ululani and cousins drove down to ride the lagoon with us.
 waiting in the longest line ever, well we saw my dad & cut in line
Our cute friend Kiana who had to work that night
James & I both felt that last year's Haunted Lagoon was better.
we just got more wet this time around
Everyone else loved it as a first time experience

15 October 2010

Baby Bump for the Iphone Mommy

My friend Renny told me about this cool & FREE app.
It tracks your pregnancy, up until your exact due date!
Every morning I wake up and see how big baby is, what organs are developing, how many weeks I am & other very interesting facts for Mama.
It's like those "What to Expect when you're Expecting" Books, but an App!
& More convenient, affordable & fun/entertaining. 

Here's a Sample Picture:

My BabyBump Info for today:

10 Weeks, Day 7
1st Trimester
204 More Days To Go!
Baby Size: 1.2inches (Size of a Prune!)
Baby Weight: .14oz

"The Tenth Week marks the beginning of a critical period in your baby's development when all the vital organs have formed and are beginning to function. Your baby is also growing tiny nails on the fingers and toes as well as tiny buds for teeth."

We find out what we're having at our next appointment in November :)

Maternity Leave =]

This past Monday was my last night dancing at Night Show...until my little one comes along in May :)
The Girls really made me feel special, especially when I feel uncomfortable when ppl do stuff for me
Im weird, i LOVE planning or doing cute stuff for others, but rather not when it comes to me lol
Man...Nea seriously made the yummiest cupcakes EVER!!
& they were carrot cake!! hello the 1st time i allowed carrot cake into my stomach :)
Yes there are only a few of us, bc this was the secret room w/all the sweets.
they will all definitely miss ME, haha....until 6 months!!

11 October 2010

scripture comfort

Although it's past 12a.m. and this post will show up as 'Monday'...
James & I were so happy that we attended Church today (Sunday)
I could definitely feel a change of spirit in our home,
and I especially needed a wake up call for scripture study.
My 'to-do list' seems to increase each week, but today I found comfort by simply going to church,
being right next to my husband & then waking him up from a nap to read our scriptures.

I can remember sitting in a circle with my siblings and parents,
each taking a turn reading a verse and as we got older a column.
(My dad got mad at us if we tried to hurry my little brother as he sounded out each syllable)
I know my parents struggled with us, and I know I sometimes fell into reading bc we had to
But then fast forward to my 1st year away from home @ BYU-Provo,
the scriptures were my best friend.
All my marked passages & side notes bring back so many memories.
I never owned my own set until I got my first job end of high school
& was so excited to get my name engraved at the bookstore!!
Today they are my comfort, guidance & daily reminders :)

06 October 2010

Halloween Thief

I woke up on October first DETERMINED to decorate my little hale for Halloween!!
But since I had not a single Halloween decoration, my excitement was saved as I drove down Naniloa Loop, pass the Temple, pass the chapels & on to my parent's home.
If you don't know my Mom, "Aunty Telaya" is a devout Garage Sale Shopper.
Hence I remembered her numerous storage boxes of every holiday.
Long story short, I helped myself to all the decorations I wanted for my home, even though some had already been put out by Mom (lol).
Some of the decorations I took, haha
 Hmm...it may have been an hour after I had got back home that my Mom called and named EXACLY what I had taken, haha. (She was at the store when I stopped by)
I even took this shelf from my brother's room!

I ordered this from Walmart.com! 
Its actually a doormat, but eh, I would've snapped if I woke up the next morning to a muddy bike tire mark or dirty shoes, lol. 
So I hung it on our door. My Mom is jealous for not having one :)
Our Halloween box w/lights, pumpkin cookie cutters, trick-o-treat bags, cupcake holders & pumpkin tools!!!
I love that the holidays are beginning all over again.

02 October 2010

Happy Happy Birthday Grandpa Dear!

We spent the day in Kaneohe celebrating my Grandpa B's (Bernard Kaahanui) 78th Birthday with family pictures and lunch at a Chinese Restaurant. My Grandpa is a true Hawaiian/Chinese, he loves his pake food!
 It was nice spending time with the Kaahanui's just under my Grandpa's Branch of the Kaahanui Tree, which spreads all over O'ahu, Maui & Moloka'i.

Pictured Above:
Aunties: Ululani (Kaneohe) & Kahea (Kapolei)
Uncles: Kerwyn (Kona), Keith (Ewa), Grandpa B (Kapolei), Kevin (Chicago) & Kent (My Dad)

These were just pictures from our phones, can't wait for the real shots. 
The Cuzzy poses were funny, although we were missing Cy Boy (Mission) & Eric had to work.
My siblings and I are the younger cousins & it was so nice laughing with cousins we hadnt seen in forever and playing with their babies. 
It was blinking hot!!

Everyone loved that James was in all the family pictures too! 
Funny how me & him had to take our OWN individual family shot :)
I love my Grandpa soo much. I can't believe how old and fragile he has gotten.
He is beginning to look like all my Great Grandpa & Grandma Kaahanui's.
I told him & Heavenly Father that he isn't going anywhere before May 7th :)
He truly has the aloha spirit, always talking story & making friends with complete strangers.
Grandpa has never missed sending me a birthday card, I even get one on my sibling's birthday lol
Love you Grandpa B!!!