Monday, February 28, 2011

Going Vegan...

When Mike got home this time he hit me with a new life change. He had decided to become vegan while he was gone. He said he had been thinking about it for a while and had made up his mind while at work. At first i was really upset. Not sure why, i think it just bothered me that he came home different than he left and hadn't really told me about it until he had made up his mind. Now that I am used to the idea and have been having fun finding new ways to cook and eat it is better. I am trying to be supportive so I don't buy or cook things at home that aren't vegan. When I go out or eat at other people's houses I don't eat meat anymore but no dairy and eggs is harder. Mike and I are reading the book Eating Animals which is the book that made him decide to go vegan. We are about half way through and i definitely see the benefits of being vegetarian but not really sure about being vegan.

Mikes reasoning is the inhumane treatment of animals in the dairy industry. It's really hard for me to think about giving up some of my favorite foods. I guess i will have to update again when we are finished reading the book.

Mike would like our children, when we have them, to be vegan as well. I wonder how that is for kids also what kind of things you have to be careful of with kids? Also when i get pregnant if there is anything i have to do special if i become vegan?

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Valentines Day

I know its been a while since i posted. There has just been a lot going on. Mike got home safe and sound which is always great but also means my schedule gets busier. Last weekend was the start of Girl Scout cookie time for my mariner troop. I am the cookie organizer for our troop so I convinced Mike to come and help me pick up our 988 boxes of cookies and organize them for the girls to take home.

After we got the cookies organized we left the scout meeting and headed out for our valentines day trip. We started in Morro Bay at my friend's parents cabin for the first night. Sunday we headed down to Orange County to meet up with our friends Stephanie and Zane and stayed at their apartment for the night. Monday all 4 of us headed out to Las Vegas and spent Monday and Tuesday nights there. It was so much fun. we saw the Beatles Love show which i would recommend to anyone able to go see it. We also saw Peepshow which was very good as well. The rest of the time we just walked around the different hotels and did a little gambling. Mike won about $25 at blackjack. We headed back to Orange County for Wednesday night and back to morro bay Thursday and home Friday afternoon.

The View from our hotel room of the
New York New York We went on the roller coaster
 that you see. It was really scary

The Front of the Excalibur

Mike planned most of the trip which was very nice. He and Zane talked and planned a bunch of stuff together. We stayed at the Excalibur in Vegas, which for one of the cheapest big hotels on the strip I was surprised at how nice it was. When we got back to Orange County I decided I wanted to get a tattoo. I had been thinking about it for a while and decided that since steph had a few she would be a good person to go with. So I DID IT!!
It's a little hard to see but the flower is a Stargazer Lily and it represents me and mike. These are the flowers that we had at our wedding. On the petal there is a little ladybug which represents Zoey. This was my first tattoo, i have always wanted one but finally i had a design and reason that i know i will never regret.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Zoey's Due date

Yesterday was Zoey's due date. It has been hard to put into words how i really feel about it so sorry if this post is a little un organized. Mike and i were talking about it last night and we both feel like her due date isn't any harder than any other day. I feel like a baby's due date is just an estimate of when they will be born and not an actual date she would have been born. Because of this i don't feel much attachment to the date. We are doing really well with everything and are looking forward to the future. We definitely still think about Zoey all the time and miss her alot, but i am at peace with everything that has happened.

I think about how things were supposed to be so different. I should be huge and anxious to have a baby. Instead I am back to tracking my ovulation and trying to lose weight. It is amazing how things can change. I thought I had things figured out and was ready for how my life was going to change with a baby. Now i have to get ready to hopefully be pregnant all over again. I fear that something could go wrong again. I hear of many women who have had multiple losses and I worry that i won't be able to handle going through it many times. Every time i say that to mike he just says well lets just hope we never have to find out. I really hope that I will be pregnant by march. When i was looking at my ovulation calendar I found it interesting that if i get pregnant at the right time this month the estimated due date of our baby would be 11/11/11. How cool would it be to have that birthday.