January 27, 2010

Answer Time

So maybe I'm a few days late, but better late than never right? A big ~woop woop~ to those of you that asked me the questions I know you're just dying to know the answers to! There weren't many, but that is A-OK with me.

Jaci @ Perpetual Newlyweds asked me: When I was a child, what did I want to be when I grew up? When I was little I wanted to be either a Veterinarian or a Elementary school teacher. I don't remember exactly, but being a Vet I'm sure went out the window when I learned I had to do mean things, like put animals down or something. I still might like to finish my degree in Early Childhood Development maybe, so I'm not far off from my other dream. I still wonder what I want to be when I grow up! For right now, a mommy :)

Yollie27 (I think that's what you go by!) at The Awful Truth asked how I feel about possibly delivering our baby alone if Trey is deployed. hmm.. good question and I'll try to keep this as short as possible and be honest at the same time. Honestly? It scares the absolute crap out of me. We are moving to a new post when I will be about 6 or a little over more months pregnant. Hubs unit is already deployed and we are not sure if they will send him over to join them or just keep him Rear D (stay home). Selfishly, I want him to stay. He's torn. He of course wants to be here for me and the baby. He in no way wants to miss that, but he is also anxious to meet his unit. I'm terrified. I'm scared that I'll get there and will end up going in to labor alone. I'm scared I won't be able to get to the hospital. I'm scared to go through this and not have him to help with everything when it's all said and done. I REALLY want him to be able to experience all of this. Realistically, I know other wives will step up and help out. But it's not the same as your husband being there. And I am NOT good at depending on people! On the other hand, I have pressure from my parents to go home and get an apartment there if he leaves. I know it makes sense to do that, but as of right now.. I don't want to do that. But that's a whole 'nother post in and of itself. When it comes right down to it, I depend on my faith. When we decided we we're going to start trying, I prayed every single night. Not for God to give this to us right now because we want it and what mama wants mama gets, but for Him to give us this miracle of a gift when He knew we could handle it... when His timing was right. He gave it to us right away, literally. So I KNOW whatever comes our way, we can handle it. Knowing this makes me feel so much better when I really focus on it, but it doesn't always stop the worrying, of course. Great question, and thanks for checking out my blog!

Steph @ Watching Airplanes asked me two questions. The first was what is my favorite food? Girl, I LOVE me some food so this is not simple, one answer question! Pre-food aversion self, my favorite was always Mexican (quesedillas, nachos, tacos, yum!). Pizza, I can never ever turn pizza away. Waffles and Pancakes. Ice Cream. (It's a wonder I don't weight over 300 lbs.) Cucumbers and tomatoes, cut up with salt and pepper on them (cucumbers are best when you add a little vinegar). And anything with cream cheese as an ingredient. Now.. I eat what I can. Right now I'm very into carbs it seems. Bagels and cream cheese, spaghetti, tacos (if I make them at home, I can't seem to go into a Mexican restaurant), oranges, apples, Edemame beans, and this delish salad from buffalo wild wings.
Her second question was, What is my best memory as a child? This is a very hard one to answer.. I'm not sure if I'll be able to stick to just one. I had a great childhood! Of course, family vacations to Maine stick out. We would go every year and had so much fun. It's pretty simple, but I just remember being on the beach with my family... burying my mum's feet in the sand (child labor), seeing if I can swim out as far as my dad, and riding waves with my brother and us making "meatballs" together.. duh.. what else do you make in the sand? I had a great group of neighborhood friends. We spent hours and hours together, playing house, kick the can, "school", swimming, sledding, etc. We still keep in contact to this day, one of them even being one of my best friends to this day. I'm actually in her wedding this May! We lived in a duplex with my aunt, uncle and 3 cousins next door from when I was in 3rd grade up until we moved at the end of my 7th grade year. That made for some pretty awesome memories... just spending time together and of course our yearly lobster makes every summer! That was a fun question.. thanks!

Shelze @ Shelze's World asked how I feel our life has changed now that Trey and I have become part of the Army family? Another great and thought provoking question! Our life has changed IMMENSELY! I think the main thing that I've learned is not to take each other, friends, and family for granted. I think back to our life before he left for Basic and I just have to shake my head. I don't think either one of us appreciated each other half as much as we do now. I think of the insanely stupid things we used to fight over... and I mean knock down dragging kind of fights. That just doesn't happen anymore. And not because either one of us are holding back, all that time apart (almost 7 full months) just changed us.. for the better. Not to mention, it's changed the way I look at him. I don't know the right words for it, but I'm basically in awe of him. He's my very own hero (swoon)
It's also made me appreciate friends and family more as well. Everyone knows how infatuated I am with my family and I never in a million years imagined I'd have a long distance relationship with them!! So every second we get together, every minute we have to chat, and every time I get to see their faces on Skype... cherished! Let's see, I've always been able to chat up anyone.. even a fly on the wall, so I find it pretty easy to make friends, but it's funny how these other couples that you JUST MEET become SO important to you SO fast!! They are your family away from family and that is so comforting and so very important! Lastly, it's made me appreciate everyone else that lives this lifestyle that much more. Every single other soldier and the families that stand by to them have a very very special place in my heart.

Cindy @ Army Brats and Me asked what is one positive thing I would like to do as a Military Spouse? I cannot wait to get involved! It's been hard here, just because there is no real FRG group for his training unit. I've heard rumors one was trying to get together, but so far nothing! Anyways, when we get to new post, I plan to be very active in our FRG. I want to help out with as much as I can. I'm not sure what all is exactly involved in that.. you know.. besides what I see on Army Wives, but I so badly want to be a part of it.

SCH @ Uncommon Life, Uncommon Joy asked two questions as well. What do I enjoy most about Military life? There are a few things. I love the opportunity of travel that we have. Although, I do miss our families every.single.day... I'm very thankful to be able to see parts of the world that we may never have otherwise seen. Is the town we're in right now very exciting, NO not at all. But when else would I have ever gone to OKC? Or all the other little towns and places we've visited? I also love meeting new people which will be our life now. I love the fact that we meet other couples, and just being a part of this life, you have an instant connection and respect for each other. Her second question was What do I miss most about civilian life? Easy and simple answer. Being within driving distance of our families.

Kate @ Sometimes Life Is Messy asked: If I could go ANYWHERE in the world, where would it be and why? Easy one for me! Ireland!! Why? One... I have family history there. It's been said that my grandfather's family even had their own bar named McGrane's! (their last name) How cool is that? Two.. because I've just heard it's so stinking beautiful.. I'd jump at the chance to go!!

And last, but not least, Jennifer @ Crazy Shenanigans asked me what is one place I'd love to live and one place I'd never want to live. I'll base this one off of our recent post choices we were given.. or not given I guess. Two places I really really wanted to go were Fort Stewart, GA and Fort Carson, CO. Those choices were on some of our friends list but not ours. I was really hoping we'd get one of those, so I guess I can say for right now, that's where I would love to live! One of our choices was Korea and I DON'T ever want to live there! No thank you!

Thank you so much for participating in my Big 100 celebration.. I see I have a few new followers.. I'll be checking your blogs out soon :) This has already been a super long post.. I'll just finish up by letting you know 2 things: 1. There has been construction going on outside of our apartment for about a week and 1/2 now. Between their blaring radio, saws, and hammers, I am thisclose to going INSANE. 2. A blizzard is a comin' tomorrow!! We're expecting quite a mess! So if you don't hear from me for a while.. it's because our power is out and my laptop is incapable of holding battery power...


JG said...

I hear you about the whole giving birth while he's away thing. For some reason, it's been on my mind lately. Maybe because I'm following 2 blogs, both close to delivering, and one of them, her husband got to come home, and the other, her husband just got surprise-deployed to Haiti, and consequently he will miss the birth, when that wasn't supposed to happen. But, like you say, God says He won't give us anything we can't handle, and so I'm sure you will be able to do this.

I love how everyone asked you such positive questions - not one "what do you hate about the Army" one at all! :)

Expat Girl said...

Awww huni we are here for you if you end up going through the pregnancy alone, I never thought I would be able to do it and here I am! I think when it comes to it though you should consider the pros and cons of every option with staying on post or moving home. Oh alsooooo if you go to Ireland please let me know, you will have to go visit my family haha AND I know that I have never mentioned where we were stationed BUT I will make an exception haha, we are at Ft Stewart, please move there!!!

Tori and Chad said...

I'll come stay with you if Trey's gone. I'll hold your hand and give you ice cubes, mmmkay?

And I seriously heart cucumbers with vinager and anything with cream cheese too!

SCH said...

I am with you on the Ireland thing!!

I enjoyed this post a lot, you're very transparent and very relatable. Both admirable qualities!

Marsie said...

Thanks for your sweet words, lady! I love that we're only a week apart!

Going through labor and delivery without your husband would be so scary! I hope you don't have to go through it!

Also, I've totally been having a carb moment lately. Breakfast cereal and slushes from DQ -- amazing!!

Jen & Kyle said...

I just started following your blog! Love it! Congrats on your little one! :)

Yollie27 said...

Thank you for answering my question and I love your blog.


Real love stories have no endings said...

Jessica...I know you want your hubby but if he has to go when ya'll get here you know you got me. When you are ready to start looking for a place to live let me know! You guys can live near us :) A friend of mine her just had a baby last week and she said that the L&D at the Army Hospital here is GREAT better then others she has been to! I know how to get there fast too so no worries!! I can't wait to have a friend from home (SC) in my new home (TX)!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I love the Q&A. I completely agree with you, I don't think I'd ever want to move or live in Korea. I just personally don't think I would enjoy living over there.