Monday, September 28, 2009


I am finding that the most enjoyable part of pregnancy is the funny cravings. I have not craved anything like pickles in my ice cream, nothing funny like that. Really it is more like things that I never really thought of before I was pregnant. I now know too what a craving for something really is. It is not just a thought of "oh, that would taste good." It is more like I dont want to eat anything other than that.
My first one at 7 weeks was butter pecan ice cream. After it was satisfied I didn't want it again.

Then while I was sick all the time, all I really wanted was popsicles and ice. Lots of ice!!! Ice in anything that I would drink. Really I just loved anything cold and soothing.

So the last 2 weeks have been very interesting. All I could think of was boiled peanuts and pizza. The funny thing about that is that in all of my life I have never even really liked pizza. I am from Georgia so of course like any southern girl I love me some boiled peanuts.

Poor Shea has had to listen to me talk about pizza every time a commercial comes on. First, I thought let's do this the healthy way and eat a whole grain Kashi pizza......but this baby wanted something better.

Last Thursday we went to Rob and Bonnie's house to watch South Carolina beat the #4 team in the country. GO GAMECOCKS! My wonderful husband ordered us some Papa Johns pizza. Yummy!

Now, the boiled peanuts request is a little tricky. It turns out that the only farm in the south that has any is the Free family farm in Swainsboro, GA (Jamie's family). Shea questioned my sanity though when I talked about taking a trip to get some. I have really searched high and low.

Don't worry there is a happy ending to the story.......Shea was at work on Saturday and a girl came in with a bag full of boiled peanuts trying to get rid of them. He told her about his pitifull, pregnant wife and walked away with a bag full. So that night I got the surprise of my life (except for getting pregnant after being married 2 weeks). I loved every bite. And much to my surprise I am still craving them.

Wow, I cant believe that I just rambled on and on about pizza and boiled peanuts......there really isn't a lot going on in my life it seems!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Gamecocks vs. UGA

This past weekend finally got to use one of the coolest wedding gifts that we received. My wonderful brother Ricky bought us tickets to the always exciting USC vs. UGA game. Shea and I are South Carolina fans of course while my family members are staunch Georgia supporters.
We drove to Macon on Friday to check into our room. I got to spend some time with my family which I enjoyed. I especially enjoyed seeing Asher. He turned 2 on Thursday and is as cute as ever. His animated personality keeps us in stitches.
We drove to Athens for the game Saturday. It was an exciting game to see in person. Shea and I were way out numbered. Our team played a great game but unfortunately did not win.
I am hoping this will become a new family tradition every year. Playing against each other was cool to see all together. It was terrific weekend full of fun, excitement and more importantly family time.
We had an awesome time! Thank you Ricky!!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

I have been told that after you have a baby that there is very little time for scrap booking. I am sure this is very true. One of the first goals I made when I found out that I was pregnant was to complete our wedding scrapbook at least digitally before the baby is here. I am sure that after his/her arrival the furthest thing from my mind will be archiving my wedding day. I am sure that all of my focus will be on scrapping first baths, smiles, etc. Our wedding was so beautiful and sweet, everything I could have imagined and I don't want those precious memories to be swept under the rug never to be archived.Before I found out about the baby I had already completed a few pages. Since then, I haven't done any (I haven't even opened span Photoshop in over 6 weeks). I am beginning to feel human again though so it is time to put my goals into actions.Completing our wedding album is among those at the top of the list.

Wedding Bouquets

This is a page of my bridesmaids and I picking out our bouquets the morning of the wedding. We went to the marioI got a ton of compliments on the flowers. I have to say that they were really beautiful. The wonderful lady that helped is one of my fondest memories of that experience. She shared genuine joy with us in the celebration of the moment and was honored to be a part of it.
It was a really creative way to take care of one of the biggest parts of a wedding.....but just awesome if I do say so myself!
This is a picture of Jamie, Me and Nicki with our bouquets. I am going to include in another page. I got it after I had already made this one. I thought I would throw it in this post though since it's us girls and our flowers.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Light at the End of the Tunnel

Well today has been one of the best days I have had in quite a while. When I say best, I only mean that luckily I have kept some food down, my brain hasn't been all that foggy and I didn't want to go to bed today at 6 in the evening because of pure exhaustion.
This first trimester has been quite a ride. I am 13 1/2 weeks now and hoping that these awful symptoms will begin to taper off. I am feeling pretty good now .....and hoping that it lasts.

I started school back last week. My schedule is really hectic and exhausting, but I am trying to remember that getting all these classes done now will be far easier than after our baby is here.

I am so blessed that this semester my wonderful husband has given me the gift of not working. For the first time since I was 16, I don't have a job! It is hard for me to sit back and allow someone to take care of me. It is really a gift right now to focus on school and preparing for the little one.
Shea has been the best husband the last 2 months. He gets up with me durring night if I am suffering a migraine, or sick. All throughout the day he by my side taking care of me and baby. I couldnt ask for a better nurse than Shea.
The dogs are both doing good. Their lives have changed a lot in the last 2 months. Not as many walks, or trips to the dog park or beach. They are hanging in there though. They are such a comfort to me on my worst days. If I just need to lay down for a while and swim in my own head, they are right there. There is one on each side of me, loving on me, caring about me and the most important thing of all..........feeling sorry for me.
They are such sweet boys.

As for our little bun in the oven, everything is coming along. The doctor says that he/she is a strong healthy baby. Only about 6 more weeks until we get to find out the sex! I cant wait. I am defiantly too impatient to wait until the birth. A lot of people keep telling me that we should, I know I would not last. Shea even suggested it once. I kindly replied " have you met me"?
So that is the update in the Drolet household. Not a lot of excitement going on. Just ordinary life.

I will try to do better at putting my thoughts on here more often. I am not a good cyber friend. I am not good at this or facebook. But I really would like to try to keep up with this more, even if just for the sake of a little journal of this time in my life.