25 things about Jessica

I’ve been tagged a few times on facebook for this meme. Actually it was 15 things, and now 25 things. We’ll see how far I can get.

1. Some days I enjoy being pregnant. Other times, I wish it were over already.

2. I get a little sad when I think about this probably (not definitely) being the last pregnancy I’ll experience. Because of that, I try to make the days I enjoy it more common than the other days.

3. We went through 2+ years of infertility before conceiving Phoebe. That was one of the most difficult times in my life.

4. In spite of the fact that I have one living child and one on the way, I still get a little green eyed when I see other pregnant women. Especially those who had pregnancy come so easily.

5. This second pregnancy came way too easily. I struggle with the fact that this pregnancy causes those who are still struggling to get pregnant pain.

6. I would never wish infertility on anyone. I’m truly happy for all of my friends who have children. I realize this conflicts with #4, but I also know that it is possible for one person to feel both things at once.

7. I think all children are a blessing.

8. I often feel too much empathy for others. A tragic news story can depress me for days, even if I have no personal connection to the tragedy.

9. I went to a Math and Science high school.

10. My degree is in Electrical Engineering.

11. In spite of 8 and 9, I do not consider myself a nerd or a geek.

12. I was in the gifted art program at my home high school (the school I went to before going to the Math and Science School). I wish I had more time to do arty-things.

13. I do crochet and knit often. I taught myself both using books, and for knitting the addition of internet videos. I usually follow a pattern, so I don’t consider that very creative. But it is very relaxing. I rarely watch tv without a project in my hands.

14. I need to spend more time learning to use my sewing machine. I have a bib I started for Phoebe when I was pregnant with her. It still lies on the sewing table unfinished.

15. I work full time while my child goes to daycare. I often wish I had more time with her, but I’m not sure that I could stay at home full time either. I need to figure out a way to balance the two.

16. I am the oldest grandchild on both sides of my family.

17. I was the only girl grandchild on both sides until I was a teenager. Now there are more girls than boys.

18. I love my home state of Mississippi and get really defensive when someone says something bad about it.

19. I’ve gone to Ole Miss football games every year since I was a kid. I’ve remained a huge fan, even when we’ve had bad seasons. I will not pick a side in the state of Alabama. Ole Miss is my answer if you ask me “Alabama or Auburn.”

20. Our household is a house divided – Rick went to Mississippi State. Though he is a bigger person than me. He will wear Ole Miss stuff, but I will not wear State stuff. I just can’t bring myself to do it. I’ll go to games with him, but I’ll wear something neutral – unless it is the Egg Bowl, of course. 😉

21. I’m about to join the Twilight bandwagon. I got the first book for Christmas and plan to start it soon.

22. Traveling alone stresses me out. I’ve only ever done it once and I got physically ill by the time I made it to my destination.

23. I do like to travel though. I hope that soon we’ll be able to travel as a family often. I went to Italy my senior year of High School. It is the only time I’ve ever been to Europe and I would love to go back.

24. I have to have coffee every morning. It has to be the real deal – no decaf, even when I am pregnant. I do try to limit myself to no more than two cups a day, though I break that rule occasionally, usually on weekends.

25. I had a really hard time coming up with 25 things about myself. But I’m glad that I did.

Amazing I Hate Everything (But You)

I got tagged by Becky! Rick and I both are going to do this one in one post! Enjoy!

The Rules:
1. Put your iTunes/ music player on Shuffle
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER WHAT(this is in capital letters, so it is very serious. No hiding your showtunes, folks!)

After you’ve answered all of the questions, tag 5 other people and then let them know they’ve been tagged to do the meme themselves!

IF SOMEONE SAYS “IS THIS OKAY” YOU SAY?
Jessica – Rock Steady – No Doubt
Rick – Wedding Dress – Derek Webb

WHAT WOULD BEST DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY?

Jessica – No Such Thing – John Mayer
Rick – Real Good Thing – Newsboys

WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL?
Jessica – Death Scene – Nellee Hooper (from Romeo and Juliet Soundtrack Volume 2) (That’s an awful pick for this one, I don’t want my sweetie to die, I promise)!
Rick – Dreams – Andrew Peterson and Randall Goodgame

HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY?
Jessica – Funny Honey – Renee Zellweger, John C. Reilly, Colm Feore (from the Chicago Soundtrack) (I think my ipod is out to get Rick, or just get me in trouble).
Rick – Beautiful Girl – Randall Goodgame (this one is fitting)

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE’S PURPOSE?
Jessica – Without You – Mariah Carey (Really, my ipod is trying to get me in trouble)
Rick – White Dove – Andrew Osenga

WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?
Jessica – Because of Love – Janet Jackson (We’re getting better here)
Rick – Ballad in Plain Red – Derek Webb

WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?

Jessica – Adia – Sarah McLachlan
Rick – My Baby Loves to Dance – Andrew Peterson and Randall Goodgame

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR PARENTS?

Jessica – Just Say the Word – Josh Kelley (I’m with Becky on this one.. eww)
Rick – Since Supernatural – Santana Featuring Melkie Jean and Governor Washington

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?
Jessica – Cleveland – Jewel (Can’t say this is true.. I’ve never been there)
Rick – Never There – Cake (Especially after this last week)

WHAT IS 2+2?
Jessica – Start the Fire – No Doubt
Rick – Carry on Dancing – Savage Garden

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?

Jessica – Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me – U2
Rick – Love You Madly – Cake

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
Jessica – Talk – Coldplay
Rick – No Bravery – James Blunt (Thanks dear!)

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?
Jessica – Open Arms – Mariah Carey
Rick – She Knows It – The Heardsmen

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?

Jessica – Comfortable – John Mayer (not bad)
Rick – The Dance – Garth Brooks

WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
Jessica – Long Ago – Mariah Carey (What’s up with all the Mariah Carey? I only have like 2 CDs I bought in High school)!
Rick – Jerusalem – Randall Goodgame

WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?
Jessica – Razzle Dazzle – Richard Gere and Cast (from the Chicago Soundtrack)
Rick – Manner and the Mean – Caedmon’s Call

WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING?
Jessica – Mississippi River Girl – Josh Kelley
Rick – Never Gonna Let Go – Caedmon’s Call

WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
Jessica – Amazing – Aerosmith
Rick – Settle in My Child and Sleep – Andrew Peterson and Randall Goodgame

WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?

Jessica – Fast Cars and Freedom – Rascal Flatts
Rick – Just a Kid – Andrew Osenga

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?
Jessica – Jesus Loves You – Jewel (Is this really a secret???)
Rick – Long Road (to Nowhere) – Eric Peters

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?

Jessica – The Guitar Man – Cake
Rick – Standing Outside the Fire – Garth Brooks

WHAT SHOULD YOU POST THIS AS?

Jessica – Amazing (Acoustic Version) – Josh Kelley
Rick – I Hate Everything (But You) – Derek Webb

Some of those were really not descriptive of the question at all, but oh well!
I tag… whoever wants to participate!