January 22, 2010

Ask Me Anything - ANSWERS

I know ya'll tried to conceive for a while, when you found out that you were pregnant what was your first thought?
I was feeling dizzy that day and I thought it was just because I had too much coffee and I kept telling myself “Becky, you need to quit drinking so much coffee!”
I came home and took a test and my first thought was “OMG that can’t be right?” I never had a test come out positive and thought I was crazy. Terence and I immediately went to Walgreen's to get another test (a digital one) and it came out “pregnant” I was excited, scared, nervous….but mostly EXCITED!!! We both turned white….

And a random question:

What shampoo & conditioner do you use? Body wash or bar soap or both? What kinds?
I change my shampoo and conditioner every time I go to the store. I never stick with the same one. I do like Biolage though and the way it makes my hair feel. I have REALLY curly hair and could not live without my Chi iron! I use soap- either Dove or Ivory.
FLASHBACK: Here's an old hairstyle...never again!

Clementsville: Population of 4!
I haven't known you for long and please forgive me if you have already discussed this.... but my question for you would be... what is your career? I am in the process of looking for another job and I guess this is just on my mind.... I'm just curious!

I don’t really have a career, but I do love my job! I work in banking right now and I really enjoy it. We have a bank/travel club and most of our customers are retired and older folks. I feel like I have 50 sets of grandparents and they are so precious. I work 6 hours a day so I am not complaining…love the hours and we are lucky to have them. I went to college for a couple years and if I was to go back I think I would like to get a degree in graphic design. The last few years our focus has been on Terence finishing his undergrad and Masters degree…I’m very proud of him and his accomplishments. One day I may go back…but not anytime soon with this baby on the way!

FLASHBACK: Old college id cards...woohoo...rocking those overalls!
Kim H.
What is the one thing you're looking forward to eating/drinking/or doing once you have Connor?
I pretty much eat/drink what I did before I got pregnant. I don’t really drink cokes, but I do drink coffee and being pregnant has not stopped that. I just order a Grande instead of a Venti at Starbucks! I am sure I’ll be going on a diet once Connor arrives. I am very anxious to get back into my regular clothes again.

Will your Mom and Grandmother come stay with you like they did with Bonnie when the baby comes?
Yes-both my Mom and my Nannie will come to stay with us for as LONG as they want!

Is Terence getting excited?
Yes-I think Terence is getting excited…he talks to Connor every night and we are both ready to see him! It’s just been the two of us for so long I think this is going to shake our world upside down for awhile, but in a good way.

What is your favorite baby gift you've gotten so far?

We have been so blessed as far as family helping us with stuff we’ve needed for Connor. My Nannie got us the crib and my Mom and Dad bought us the pack and play, stroller, and car seat. Those are the bigger items we needed. Terence’s Mom has finished his bedding and it’s just exactly what I wanted and more! I can’t wait to get it on the crib. (Pictures to come soon I am sure!) I am still very proud of my Boppy I got for $12.99 from BTrendie. I love a good bargain! I also love the gown my Mom got for baby Connor to wear home from the hospital. It has his initials on it and those little mittens attached so he won’t claw himself.

Leigh Hatfield-Middleton
Hmmmmm...mine is...do you enjoy Starbucks??

KIDDING! UhmYES…I do…ha…ha..

Ok, I haven't seen you in 10 years. How do you think you have changed since high school??

Hmmm…I don’t really know. I guess I have become more sure of myself and more self confident. I was shy in high school and wouldn’t want to go back for anything! Ha..ha…
Time sure flies! I feel like an old fart, I can’t believe it’s been ten years. My life is definitely not how I pictured it would be at this point when I was 18, but I wouldn’t change anything for the world!
I have darker hair now…but sometimes think of going back to blond…I don’t know if I will or not.

FLASHBACK: I don't know if I'll ever be this skinny again...my senior year in high school
I'm sure you've had this question a lot over the years, but did you and your sister ever try to switch places growing up? (I'm guessing not, since it doesn't look like you guys are actually identical.)

No-we never switched places. We did have some classes together and most of our teachers would not call on us to answer questions because they would call the wrong name. They would just point in our direction. We are identical…supposedly…although we have changed a lot over the years. We go through phases where we look more alike at times than others.

Also, what are some of the things you're looking forward to the most about being a mom?

I am so excited to become a Mom! I am also very nervous, I just want to do what is best for Connor. I know things will fall into place once he gets here though. I am looking forward to raising him up to be a Godly man in this world and watching life through his eyes.

And on the other hand, what are something things you are looking forward to the least?

Changing diapers, breast feeding, and losing lots of sleep!
FLASHBACK: Twins-there are times we look more alike than others....

Look at those Gilligan hats...stylin...

Here we look a lot more alike

Mrs. Southern Bride
What is your favorite store in AR??
In Arkansas, that is a hard one because there is not much in AR that is not in Dallas. I do miss some restaurants though from back home, like Stoby’s, Oak Street Bistro, and TCBY yogurt.

What is your favorite movie? Place to vacation?

Movie-I love The Family Man & P.S. I Love You
Place to vacation?
Terence and I want to go to Ireland or Scotland for our 10 year anniversary…hopefully someday!

Sassy and Classy Southern Mrs.
This is totally random but what's your connection to owls? Do you just love them? I see them in your header and noticed you used them in his nursery too. I am a Chi Omega and loved it during college and am still involved but one of our popular symbols is owls. :)
I don’t have any real connection to owls, I just think they are cute. They have big eyes, are furry, and supposedly wise/smart creatures. I just like the way they look and they make me SMILE!

My question is did you & Bonnie plan to have babies this close?

No-we both had trouble getting pregnant in the beginning and NEVER thought we would get pregnant this close together, but it has been a blessing! Being twins, Bonnie and I have shared everything over the years and this is just another life experience we get to enjoy together and we love it!

And, do you wish you would have twins so they could have the relationship you & your twin had/have?

I personally don’t want twins…I don’t think I could handle it. Just being honest. I give my Mom all the credit in the world…I don’t know how she did it. The bond between twins is something most siblings don’t share, it’s extra special and I do wish that for people.
Last one - how many babies? & how long do you plan to wait in between?
I am so excited to be having ONE baby right now that I am not planning anything in the immediate future. We will see how this one goes…but as of right now I am not planning on having any more anytime soon.

Aishlea and Brandon
Okay- what kind of makeup do you use? Have any must have items? Also what is your fave place to go eat?

Makeup-It’s a mishmash of stuff. I like Chanel makeup (though it’s very expensive) you can find it on EBay for cheaper. I also like Dior Mascara which I’ve talked about on the blog before. And I always use bronzer because I am so pale.
Must have items-Mascara, eye liner, and bronzer

Favorite place to eat- The Cheesecake Factory or Outback Steakhouse

hmmm ... well.... in the spirit of the moment ;) and since I've always wanted siblings and would have LOVED to be a twin and this it’s so awesome .. lol ...do you think you and Bon Bon are going to having similar parenting and auntie styles hehe ;)

I think Bonnie and I will be alike in some ways, but overall there is no way to tell…we live to darn far away from each other! Also, everyone’s parenting styles are going to be different. Never in a million years did I think Bonnie and I would be separated by this much distance. I always envisioned us getting houses next door to each other and raising our kids together. It’s all our husband’s fault for moving us off from each other :P Ha..ha..
I think we will have similar Auntie styles though….I love baby Jarrett so much already I just can’t STAND it that I haven’t been able to see his precious face yet…it’s killing me!

Mrs. D
What made you want to start a blog? What is your favorite thing about blogging?

I started blogging back in 2006. My sister originally got me into blogging. I don’t keep a journal or scrapbook, so this is my way to keep my memories tucked away. I am especially thankful to have a blog now that I live apart from all of my family, it’s been the best tool to keep in touch with everyone and keep them updated on our life.
My favorite thing about blogging is all the advice I get from people. I’ve also made so many friends through blogging and there are a handful of people who have become “real life” friends who are so special to me now and I’m so thankful for.

What's your favorite magazine?

Lucky Magazine-they have contests in the back of the magazine called “lucky breaks” and I love to enter them all…I’ve even won a few of the contests.

Where do you want to take your first family vacation to?
I think it will be awhile before we take a family vacation. We will probably wait until Connor is old enough to enjoy visiting some place and make memories. Probably some place like Sea World or something and I’m sure there will be lots of trips to the zoo.
Leslie @ A Blonde Ambition
Ok, I'm gonna thrown out a REALLY random question, because I'm funny like that:

Who are the 5 guests at your fantasy dinner party?

My Papa (I miss him so much!), Barefoot Contessa, Jack Bauer, Sam Worthington (my new crush), and Heidi Montag-so I can slap her tight face for getting all that stupid plastic surgery at 23 years old! She fugged her face ALL up!

Taylor @ Jimmy Choos and a Baby Too
If Connor was a girl what would her name be?

This is a hard one too! We never really talked about names until AFTER we found out what we were having. We both like the name Ava or Kylie. Those are the only two I remember even being mentioned.

What’s your favorite restaurant in FW?

I like Uno’s Pizza or McKinley’s Bakery in Fort Worth

If you could live anywhere where would it be?

I think it would be fun to live in Alaska for awhile…it’s so peaceful and serene up there. I love cold weather!

Do you plan to work after the baby is born?

Yes I do -I get three months maternity leave.
We have student loans to pay off and we want to maintain a debt free lifestyle. I am sure I am going to cry when I have to leave Connor to go back to work, but he will be with my Mother in law and sister in law so I know he will be in loving hands.

Lil' Woman
How does your hubby feel about your blogging and 'blog friends'?

Terence likes to read my blog…and he comments about what I put on here. He doesn’t like his picture showing up on the blog, but that’s gonna change because he told me he would be more cooperative! He also likes to read everyone’s comments because he’s nosey like that! Ha..ha..
He thinks it’s cool that I have made blog friends and it makes me happy

Q, La, and Gooner
Did you and Bon ever date the same guy? At different times of course... Have you ever dated a set of twins?

We never dated the same guy or twins, but we did date brothers for awhile. That was a MISTAKE!!!!
Ha..ha..obviously none of that worked out! LOL!


Lil' Woman said...

Love the glamour shot! :)

Aishlea and Brandon said...

LOVE all the older pics! :)

Classy Fab Sarah said...

OMG I loove the little kid pictures! ADORABLE!

Ashley said...

Man, I missed the ask anything post! Dang school keeps getting in the way of my blogging and commenting! HA!!! This was a fun post to read!!

Q, La, and Gooner said...

This was VERY interesting!!! haha

Nicole said...

I went back to work when my little one was 9 weeks old. You are so lucky to have your MIL!

Shoshanah said...

I'm impressed by how many questions you answered! And I love that picture of you and your sister in braids. You both look so cute!

Trac~ said...

Beautiful! I too miss Oak Street Bistro and Stoby's! LOL Big hugs! :o)

Kristy said...

I totally cracked up about slapping Heidi. Hilarious!

LeAnna said...

That was TOO fun to read!!! The old school pics are cracking me up. You had cute hair then, too!

Anonymous said...

Great answers! I love Biolage too but also change my shampoo all the time!

Rachel said...

Me and my twin hope to have kids around the same time, and we definitely don't think either of us could handle having twins ourselves. She is moving to California (I'm in VA) so it's gonna be hard :(

Clementsville: Population of 4! said...

GREAT answers!!! Thanks so much for answering my question... but now I have more questions, how in the world did you find a job to cool? Are there jobs like that everywhere? Fill me in, that would be something perfect for me :)

Taylor @ Jimmy Choos and a Baby Too said...

Yay! I loved reading this! Were going to try out those restaurants :)

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

you are so pretty! with any hairstyle and at any size! even your AFRO!

ok, so i have not been getting updates of your blog posting! hello!!!!

In this wonderful life... said...

I missed the question post but I SO enjoyed reading the questions and answers!!!! I can't wait to see Baby Connor! I love all the pics you incorporated too!!! :)

In this wonderful life... said...

I missed the question post but I SO enjoyed reading the questions and answers!!!! I can't wait to see Baby Connor! I love all the pics you incorporated too!!! :)

Taylor @ Jimmy Choos and a Bab said...

Yay! I loved reading this! Were going to try out those restaurants :)

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

you are so pretty! with any hairstyle and at any size! even your AFRO!

ok, so i have not been getting updates of your blog posting! hello!!!!

Clementsville: Population of 4 said...

GREAT answers!!! Thanks so much for answering my question... but now I have more questions, how in the world did you find a job to cool? Are there jobs like that everywhere? Fill me in, that would be something perfect for me :)