Thursday, January 27, 2011

All About Me.

You might say that I don't really get the chance to feel this way often, but I happen to be extremely bored right now. Baby is playing in her jumper, and she's not really that interested in me right now, so I'm gonna do this annoying little survey to eat up my time. Here's some things you may or may not know about me.

  1. Name - Hilary Paige Martin.
  2. Nickname - Hil, Hilly, Hilly Bean, Beano.
  3. Age - Twenty.
  4. Birthday - September 12, 1990.
  5. Birthplace - Orange County, California.
  6. Current Location - Santa Ana.
  7. Eye Color - Brown.
  8. Hair Color - Brown.
  9. Piercings - Ears.
  10. Tattoos - I have none.
  11. Boyfriend - Sadly, I don't have one.
  12. Siblings - An older sister named Risa.
  1. Color - Light steel blue.
  2. Music - Alternative rock or Indie rock.
  3. Sport - Watching baseball. GO ANGELS!
  4. Holiday - Summer Solstice. Weird. I know.
  5. Food - Anything with alfredo sauce.
  6. Number - Seven.
  7. Movie - The Proposal.
  8. Celebrity - Ryan Reynolds.
  9. Place - The Olde Ship.
  10. Drink - A nice pale beer.
  11. Day of the week - Thursdays or Fridays.
  12. Month - October.
  13. City - Seattle, Washington.
  14. Animal - A fox.
  15. Time of day - Early afternoon. Like one or two.
  16. Smell - Roses.
  17. Song - If It Kills Me by Jason Mraz.
This Or That
  1. Hugs or Kisses - Hugs.
  2. Pepsi or Coke - I think I can safely say I'm pretty much the only person on this planet that will answer I like Pepsi better than Coke!
  3. McDonalds or Burger King - McDonalds all the way.
  4. Chocolate or Vanilla - Chocolate.
  5. Lover or Fighter - Definitely a lover.
  6. Friends or Family - I will always choose family over my friends, no questions.
  7. Love or Money - Money isn't permanent or reliable, but if you have love, you have something that will get you through the hard times.
  8. Talking on the phone or Texting - I love to talk on the phone.
  9. Personality or Looks - Why can't I have both?
  10. Magazines or Comics - If the comic is right...
  1. Are you in love? Yes, with my daughter Simone.
  2. Have you ever been in love? Not true love, unless you count with my baby.
  3. Do you believe in love at first sight? Not with men, but with children.
  4. Longest relationship - Two years.
  5. Kiss on first date - Decidedly not. Keep 'em curious!
  1. Drugs - No thank you.
  2. Alcohol - Every once in a while, but I'm no alcoholic.
  3. Regrets - I think everyone has regrets, but I try not to dwell on mine and just put them in the past where they belong. Everyone makes mistakes, but it's how you live with them that really defines you as a person.
  4. Want to get married? Absolutely. What girl doesn't want the fairy tale?
  5. Want kids? Well I'd be screwed if I didn't want kids...But I want more kids.
  6. Do you believe in yourself? Sometimes it's hard to, but I try to stay positive on look on the bright side, so I try to be confident in myself always.
  7. Last movie you saw at the movies and was it good? The Other Guys, and I just about peed myself it was so funny.
  8. Can you handle the truth? Not really. I'm pretty sensitive.
  9. Biggest fear - Drowning, or any kind of suffocation really. Being buried alive, 'cause I'm really claustrophobic.
  10. Most missed memory - Hanging out with my friends back in high school, back when things were super simple and I didn't have to worry about life. Ah, how I miss my girls.
  11. First thought waking up - I usually want to shut up my alarm clock.
  12. Do you get along with your parents? Yes, I usually get along with them really well.
  13. Do you swear? Sometimes, but I'm generally not a very foul person.
  14. Do you have a pet? I have a beagle named Higgins.
  15. Have you ever passed out? Yes, yes I have.
  16. Do you party? Not really. I do go to the occasional party, but I just don't have the time to actually go out and "party" like normal kids my age do.
  17. Do you get good grades? Not really. Every once in a while I do though!
And this concludes my survey. I know, it was boring and pointless...
But at least it kept me entertained for a while, right?

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

In The Sun.

This is the first post in a really long time, so for all of you people who were wondering if I had fallen off the face of the earth, I haven't, I've just been a little busy getting my life in order. I've cleaned house, in a manner of speaking, and I've rid my life of all the people that I didn't need that brought me down. I used to be such a happy, optimistic person, and for a while I lost sight of that and let all the negativity in my life really drag me down, but I have found my way back to being close to the person I used to be. I guess I'm just a little wiser this time around.

So I have a job now, which is definitely a new development since last time. I work at Babies R Us, which is pretty cool, but also really dangerous for me. I swear, sometimes it feels like I get paid on Friday, and before I've left work that day I've already spent my entire paycheck. Not really, but that's what it feels like.

Simone is almost 6 months now, too. She is getting so big, I don't know where the time is going. I feel like we're going through clothes faster than I can blink. She is seriously the most beautiful baby I have ever laid eyes on, and she's so good! She still sleeps through the night, and she loves to cuddle with me. She's always smiling, and she's so happy all the time. She hardly ever fusses, which makes me just about the most blessed mother in the world. There are times when being a mom can be a bit overwhelming, but I guess that comes with any kind of uncharted territory. I wouldn't trade it for the world.

Come Sunday, we're dedicating Simone to the Lord. We bought her dedication gown at this cute little boutique store called the Duck Pond, and we also bought her after party dress there. I am thrilled to take this step with my daughter. I feel like not only am I opening a new chapter in my life, but I am doing it with the most important person in my life.

Well, that's all I can think to write for now, but you can bet that I'll update this more often, now that my life is a little settled once more. I guess I just needed to wait for the debris to clear and my life to calm down a bit. Thinks are definitely looking up!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

My Life.

My life is definitely not my own anymore. Simone is now a month old, and I am such a proud Mama. Every day I spend with her I am amazed; she looks like a miniature me, but with better lips and eyes, and she's going to be giant when she gets older! She has big hands and big feet, and she's much bigger than I was when I was born; we were born at the same gestation, both at 37 weeks, and I was only 4 pounds 8 ounces when I was born. Every day she does something new. Seeing her grow in front of my very eyes is the greatest experience ever. I have definitely found a new purpose in life!

Simone Regina Martin.

On July 31, 2010 at 5:13 PM, my beautiful baby Simone Regina Martin was born into this world. She was 20 inches and 6 pounds, 9 ounces. Simone was 3 weeks early. She was the most beautiful baby I had ever seen.

At 4:50 AM, my water broke. By 6 we were in the hospital, hooked up to the monitors. Since my contractions weren't starting on their own, the nurse started me on a pitocin drip. By 12:30 PM my contractions were in full swing. I opted for the epidural at 3 PM, and at 4 PM it was time to start pushing! For all your Mamas, and all you people that know anything about childbirth, I had advanced from 4 cm to 10 cm in 1 hour! Then after an hour of pushing, Simone was born. That day was singularly the most important day of my life. This blog is coming a little late, seeing as how she's a month old now, but better late than never!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Sad Day.

Today was pretty rough. I woke up and it started like any normal day. We ate breakfast, watched some old Gene Kelly movies, and we started going about our chores. Well Pogo and Higgins got into this big fight. Higgins had a small cut on his paws, and Pogo's gums were bleeding but they were both okay. Well my Dad figured it would be okay to let them around each other again. Big mistake. They got into another fight, and this time Higgins paws were cut pretty badly and Pogo got a big gash on his ear. We cleaned them up, and Mom asked Dad if she thought we should separate the dogs until they were healed. Of course, Dad being "the Dog Whisperer" that he is, he said no, and that we just had to make sure they didn't fight again. The dogs tried to fight again, of course, but Dad got in the middle of them. Pogo bit Dad on one arm and then sliced his thumb open so bad my Dad needs stitches. So what happened? We have to put Pogo down on Monday. I am not happy. At all. I've been crying for a while, and I just feel awful. We are going to try and make these last few days comfortable for Pogo. Please say some prayers for my poor little blind dog and our family. We will all miss him so much.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

32 Weeks.

Today marks my 32nd week of pregnancy, and the further along I get, the more and more I feel like a visitor in my own body, especially when I have just eaten and Simone decides to throw a party in my stomach. It looks like an alien is trying to escape! I have to admit that this doesn't bother me too much; I am so grateful to have my little angel in there dancing away. I honestly can't wait for August though...The frequent bathroom trips, constant hunger and never-ending backaches are really killing me right about now! I can't believe I still have 8 weeks left of this, too...

Friday, May 14, 2010

It's Finally Friday!

Thank God that it's finally Friday, this week has been so trying. Starting with Tuesday, I had a really embarrassing episode in the middle of the Macy's shoe department. At first I just felt dizzy, but then the dizziness got so bad that not even sitting made me feel better. I started seeing black spots and felt nauseous, so in a desperate attempt to relieve myself of that feeling I laid down ON THE FLOOR of Macy's! It was definitely the most embarrassing moment of my life, but I felt better after that. I went home and took a nap, and then woke up later that evening and had horrible cramping with contractions. My Mom took me into the Labor & Delivery unit where they monitored me until 11PM and then came to the conclusion that I was dehydrated. They started me on an IV drip of fluids and told me to increase my fluid intake at home, then they discharged me from the hospital. Well, I guess that's one way to pre-register for the hospital! So that was Tuesday. I was down all day Wednesday, and then yesterday was my glucose tolerance test and blood work. This morning I got a phone call from the nurse at my doctor's office, Robin, telling me the results of the blood work came in and I am negative for gestational diabetes, however I am slightly anemic. I need to get started on an iron supplement now, but that's nothing too big. So now that it's Friday, let's see what this day brings!