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7wk Ultrasound | The Wilson BuzzIT’S A BABY!

The Wilsons done made a baby, y’all. Aren’t you just so proud of us?? Out little ray of friggin sunshine is due somewhere near the end of March/start of April. Before I went to the doctor, a random website told me my due date was April 1. The first doctor’s visit told us April 3. And our most recent ultrasound said March 31. So, yeah… SOMEWHERE IN THERE. We’re really hoping for April 1, because come on – an April Fool’s baby?! How perfect is that?? Oh, and since I waited so long to get around to blogging about this…

19wk Ultrasound | The Wilson BuzzANOTHER ULTRASOUND!

Yes, I’m already at like 19 weeks. Well, if Monday was 19w4d, I should be at…basically 20w. TWENTY WEEKS, I SAY. That’s full-on halfway through this pregnancy, dewd. And I am in no way ready to have a tiny human overlord. I mean…what are we even doing right now? WHO THOUGHT WE WERE RESPONSIBLE ENOUGH FOR THIS?! Mr. T did find out the sex of ze wee one on Monday, but I want to be surprised at birth. Also, no one else can know. I’ve threatened his life. NO ONE CAN KNOW. So don’t even ask him. He knows better.

So, yeah… Lots going on. Lots and lots. And lots.

Bump Photos, Weeks 11-19 | The Wilson BuzzEVERYONE LOVES A GOOD BABY BUMP.


Camping

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So I went camping this past weekend. My family tries to go every year. Two years ago we went to Henry Horton State Park. Last year we went to Tims Ford State Park. This year my sister-in-law had to go and have a baby over summer. ;) My niece Niki was born in July. My brother and his wife wanted to participate in the camping experience, but still be able to take the baby back home as needed. So we camped in Huntsville – Monte Sano State Park. AL state parks are so much nicer than TN state parks.

My parents stayed in a cabin (I called it the “murder cabin” all weekend, because it totally looks like the setting for a horror film), my brother either stayed in the cabin or went back home at night, his wife and Mama N both stayed at his house (it was about 10 minutes away), my sister and her family stayed in a camper, and I was in a tent with the dog. Woo! PICTURES:

Camping | The Wilson Buzz

Murder Cabin

Camping | The Wilson Buzz

I got to wake up to this beautiful face every morning.

Camping | The Wilson Buzz

Campsite Setup

Camping was pretty fun, even though Mr. T couldn’t go (work thangs). I would’ve been a LOT of fun if he had been able to go. *sad trombone* It did rain every night, though. It got pretty bad on Sunday/Monday nights. Not as bad as it did back in M’boro though – they got hail! Side note: One of my FB friends posted a FB status about the hail. She said “It’s hard and large” so of course I giggled, took a screenshot, and texted it to a friend of mine. He replied: “I’m no weather man, but you can expect more than a few inches tonight!” Heeeeeeeee…. I’m a thirteen-year-old boy.

Let’s give a quick play-by-play of the trip:

Sunday:
I got up there around 2:00. Everyone that was already there was off somewhere doing something more fun. So I hung out at the murder cabin alone for about an hour. Wasn’t murdered, thankfully. Around 4:00 my sister and her husband showed up, so we got our campsite and set up. Ate dinner, played cards, hung out with everyone at the cabin…went to bed around midnight. Crazy storms, but slept like a rock…you know, how I do. I really need to start journaling again, because my memory SUCKS.

Monday:
What on earth did we do on Monday?? I have no idea. You know, I didn’t really hike at all? I didn’t. It was a weird trip. The weather was gross, there were too many people (especially kids under the age of 4). What on earth did we do on Monday?! I think the kids played at the playground… Then I went with Mama N to buy groceries, which took forever, and we cooked (way too much) spaghetti at my brother’s house, for dinner that night. Went back to the cabins, played cards, stayed up super late.

Tuesday:
We went bowling on Tuesday! It had rained Sunday night, Monday, and Monday night – and rain was in the forecast for Tuesday, so we decided to go bowling. And the weather ended up being amazing. Oh, well. >.< That night I visited a couple of my friends who used to live in M’boro and now live in Huntsville. He actually works at Redstone as well. We were going to meet at a coffee house, but apparently it closed at 7:00. I’m still trying to decide if that makes sense or not… We ended up hanging out at a supermarket. And I’m pretty sure the cashier thought I was their child. Then we got pestered by a homeless man. It was a good time.

Wednesday:
Wednesday was all about packing. It was pretty lame and boring, and then I drove home. I finished Let the Right One In (or Let Me In). Super creepy book – I highly recommend it. The narrator was pretty fantastic as well. You will make horrified faces, though. It’s probably very amusing (or disconcerting) for other drivers.


Little Bit ‘O Ketchup

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Get it? We’re catching up! “catch up” = “ketchup”! omg I had such a long weekend…

Ugh, I have much to write about. I need to write a scathing review of Midtown Music, because that festival sucked balls. It’s going to be a long post, and full of rage. Just you wait. But that goes on the back burner for now. Hopefully I get to it before I forget all the details.

I’m sorry, I don’t know how to segue.

My uncle passed away this weekend. :( His funeral was on Monday and…it’s just super sad. He was fairly young, considering his parents lived to be in their 90s. I think he was in his late 60s, maybe 70s? We found out he had cancer a little over a year ago. At the beginning of September they told him all the tests and procedures hadn’t helped and it had spread. Thankfully he did know, so he was able to spend time with family and friends these past few weeks – say his goodbyes. They got to have Christmas with his grandkids. They all live in Alabama, so they’d all gotten to spend a lot of time with him over the years. And I think they’re all old enough to have at least a few memories of him.

Mr. T thinks my family is kind of weird in the way we handle bad situations. My family on both sides is more about joking around than crying and hugging it out. Mr. T has been around for…quite a few funerals, actually. I think the only one he wasn’t a part of my life for was my dad’s mom who passed away the summer after either my freshman or sophomore year at MTSU. I’ve lost my dad’s father, both my mom’s parents, and my pseudo-grandfather (Mama N’s dad), and now my uncle. I think it’s because pretty much everyone in my family are strong  Christians. So the way we view death is that it’s just a really long absence. We know that, eventually, we’ll all be together again. So instead of being sad we can celebrate their life and enjoy the time together. As our family has grown, about the only time we all see each other anymore is at a funeral or wedding. Unfortunately more people seem to be dying than getting married… >.<

This one did affect me a bit more strongly than even my grandparents, because he’s the first of my parents’ generation that I’ve lost. It forces you to realize that yes, one day your parents will be gone. And that terrifies me. This is one of the main reasons I want to have kids now. My parents are still healthy and active. My sister’s kids spend a lot of time with them. And even though Mom way overdoes it with junk food, I know my sister would never begrudge her time with them. I don’t want to wait around and my kids never know my parents. They’re just too cool.

Here is another weak segue.

So I had a long, sucky weekend. Got in to work today and had heard back from support regarding an issue we had with something we’d tried to do at work. Turns out we’ll need to restore our DB all the way back to Sept. 12/13. So we’ll lose about a week and a half of changes. Not to mention – after I’d missed two days of work I was ready to come in and throw down. Crank out a lot of stuff and get back on speed. But instead I had to sit around all day waiting on our systems people to get us the backup, then restore it and all that other hooplah. It’s boring and I’ve gone on for too long as it is. Just know my day was less than productive.

Also, today was the day of our health screening. It’s some sort of assessment the company pays for that just gives you an overview of how healthy you are. They pricked my finger, you guys. A few weeks ago we had to get physicals for our life insurance and they drew blood. I hate having my blood drawn. But getting my finger pricked is so much worse! And it bled so much. So. Much. She pulled the gauze off to wrap it in a band-aid and by the time she had the band-aid unwrapped there was this huge bubble of blood on the tip of my finger. She was like “Oh.” and wiped it off, then put the band-aid on. Which then filled with blood. So she had to take it off and have me hold gauze on it with my hand above my heart for another couple minutes before trying again. Now I have this big bruise on my finger and feel all queasy because blood.

But the most important thing that happened to me today is as follows:

I was using the restroom, as I am prone to do. Drink lots of water, have lots of pee. There was someone in the stall two down from me. Well, someone comes in – singing – and gets in the stall next to me. I was like “This woman has a very deep voice. Kind of sounds like a man.” As I was finishing up I decided to look at her (his?) shoes – so if I ran into this person later I would know. Well. Wellllll. The first thing I noticed was that they were tennis shoes. Which are so not allowed in our business-casual office. The second thing I noticed (yes, second) was that they were facing the wrong direction! So it was definitely a man. In the women’s restroom. Right beside where I wast just peeing. I step out, in a bit of a panic, and the other woman is out as well. She looks at me, mildly horrified, and mouths “What is going on?!” and I’m all “I have no idea!” and start to get giggly. We bolt out of there and wait by the front desk, pretending to chat with the front desk woman. One of the men in charge of the wellness screenings walks out.

Honestly…one of the more exciting things that has happened to me since I started here. Office jobs are so bland.