Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Blogs, Babies and Apples

I must give credit to Rebecca Lewis for inspiring me to start this blog! Rebecca is my sister-in-law's neighbor and friend in Kansas City, MO. She started a blog a few months ago and I love reading about her beautiful family and keeping up with all of the KC happenings. Be sure to check out "The Lewis Family" blog. Guest appearances by the Midwest Leluga family are a sure thing!

Being that I am an aspiring freelance writer (by aspiring, I am nicely stating that I have yet to acquire any clients), I thought that I should start a blog. Since graduating from Kutztown University in December 2007 with a BA in English/Professional Writing, I have not been writing much except for poetry. Unfortunately, even that has dwindled to the occasional scribbling on scraps which just get lost on the desk I occupy at my "real" job.

In addition to using this as a springboard for my random ramblings, I plan on using this blog to keep my friends and family updated on the progress of my pregnancy. I'm 17 weeks in and I feel wonderful. No complaints. I've had zero morning sickness and I am very grateful. The only symptom I've had is headaches, but even those are infrequent. Oh and my skin is suffering a bit, but it's a small sacrifice for the miracle of life. My pants no longer fit and I had to break down and buy maternity jeans, which I love by the way. If you have never experienced a buffet while wearing maternity pants, I highly recommend it!

Everyone asks about the cravings. The only "craving" I've had is for apples and apple juice. A few weeks ago, I discovered the greatest apple ever to exist: the honeycrisp. The $3.00/lb. price tag is well worth every bite.

These sweet crispy spheres = love.

Other than that, basically I'm just eating more of everything. I attribute this to the fact that I quit smoking the minute I found out I was pregnant. Extra weight is well worth the benefits of quitting smoking. It was very easy to quit, which I was surprised at considering the numerous times I had tried to quit before I got pregnant. I believe that having a reason other than myself allowed me to do so. I just hope I don't go back after the baby is born.

Speaking of pregnancy and babies, my sister-in-law Cristina gave birth to Viviana Rose on August 20th. I can't wait to meet her at Thanksgiving!

I hope you don't mind that I borrowed this photo from you Rebecca!

Cristina and Joe chose not to find out the sex of the baby; however, we will not be following in their footsteps. Patience is a virtue of which I do not possess! Matt and I will find out the sex two weeks from today on October 28th. Who wants to place a bet? My guess is...


Susan said...

Congrats, Debra and Matt! I'm looking forward to reading about your adventures in the wonderful (I mean that sincerely, too) world of pregnancy! Have fun, and enjoy! (And you are absolutely right about Honeycrisps. . . they are worth every penny. . . kind of like eating apple cider. . . yum!)

alovinggranny said...

First off i want to thank you for doing this as i simply adore you and take great pride that i am involved.

Congratulations for quitting smoking i am very proud of you and so look forward to hearing all about how your doing! XOXO

alovinggranny said...

I'm new to this and forgot to sign my post. This is Donna, your loving friend from myspace. XOXO

Rebecca said...

I'll have to try those apples! My faves are the Fuji's! I thought your description of me was funny. I'm going to call you My best friend's husband's brother's wife {and friend!}! Good luck in starting... the pix are the hardest part to figure out. I enjoy blogging because I missed out on creative writing, so you probably will, too! I'm anxious to keep in touch this way!

Ghost Mick said...

congratulations on the baby and quitting smoking. Also welcome to the world of the blog. look foreword to reading what you have to say.