Thursday, October 30, 2008

My Day of Waiting. . . . .

Yesterday was a busy day but a lot of it was spent waiting, and waiting. I had a doctors appointment yesterday and waited 40 minutes to even get into the room, this would not have been such a big deal except that I only had an hour for the appointment. So, I went up to the receptionist and asked her when I was going to get to the doctors and she said "soon" so I told her I have to leave by 1:30 to go pick up my kids from school. If you're not going to be done you need to reschedule me. She then proceeded to go talk to the nurses and they had me done in time. I was glad, a kindergartener just doesn't understand that you got stuck at the doctors office and that's why you were late. Then I went to do early voting. HOLY LONG WAIT, by this time I had the kids with me and I had to wait an hour to do early voting. The irony was that when I got up to vote the poll workers told me that I shouldn't have had to wait, I could have gone to the front of the line because I am so pregnant. "now you tell me" I jokingly replied. So, I have voted, yipee, we'll see if it makes a difference. I did come home and call bon and tell her she could go directly to the front of the line and she appreciated that I passed that info along. At least she won't have to wait too long. After that it was more errands, wallyworld and such. I had a friend ask me if I could watch her kids for a while because she had an appointment with her LDS bishop and her one year old little boy just cried the whole time. It didn't matter what I did so I just put him on the floor and let him cry. I had things to do. I know it sounds heartless but if I have to listen to a kid cry in my face and it's not helping I can't stand it. Lastly, I woke up today and my belly was itching like crazy, I grabbed a mirror and it looks like I have some sort of skin issue happening. It's red and itchy. I put some baby powder on it and hopefully that will take care of it. AHH, the joys of pregnancy. It will all be over soon, in just a few more weeks. Oh, my friend posted pictures of her twins on howeslifewith5. Check out the link if you want to.

Monday, October 27, 2008

34 weeks and counting. . . .

Well, another of my friends had her babies, she had twins on Saturday, I'm not sure if pictures are posted on her blog but her blog is I have a link over on my sidebar if you want to know more. We only saw the girl twin, the boy twin took a huge breath of amniotic fluid during delivery and so he is in the NICU but the doctors have him there mostly as a precaution and aren't terribly concerned. But the girl twin is adorable. It made me want to be done even more. But, only more 5 weeks left since the c-section is scheduled for 39 weeks. I seem to be alright about the contractions if I don't do too much. However, that is incredibly frustrating for me. I'm starting to feel like we might be ready if this baby comes early, I was able to fish out the baby stuff from the basement storage room today and I just need to wash all of it and figure out where we're going to put a changing table in our house. Someone (either cookie or cakes) will have to give up something in their room to make room for another dresser and a changing table. We'll see how that goes. I need to keep an eye out for another dresser at our local thrift store since there just isn't money in our account to buy one new. We'll see what we can find. Well, that's about it. Keep your fingers crossed for me that I last another five weeks. It really would be best if I made it to 39 weeks, even though I want to be done already.

Friday, October 24, 2008


This morning I woke up around 6 am to go to the bathroom for the thousanth time and when I went to get back in bed I had a very long, painful contraction. Well, I tried to go back to sleep but couldn't because even though they weren't consistent I continued to have contractions. This lasted about three hours until I finally took a hot bath and things calmed down. Needless to say I didn't do much today. We had our ward trunk or treat and dinner tonight so I made taco soup in the crock pot and rested and did a little pampered chef business and got kids ready for when sushi got back and we went to the trunk or treat. I have a show tomorrow and that is all so I think I'll rest a little more tomorrow. The kids will have to clean their parts of the house, sushi needs to get the winter squashes out of the garden and into the house and I guess I better get serious about getting ready for a baby to come. We need to get the basinette upstairs and I need to wash the bedding for it, I need to get the changing table upstairs and cleaned. I also need to find the box of newborn clothes and blankets and diapers and get them washed. I should have five weeks left but I have this strange feeling I may not make it that far. Crap, I really liked the December 2 date.

Edit- yeah, it's Saturday morning and no contractions last night, at the trunk or treat I was having some but there weren't any last night! Cross your fingers for me.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Answers

Cheer34- what is your favorite cookie? besides your child named cookie monster

My favorite is pretty consistently chocolate chip, I like other kinds for a while, I like gingerbread or butter and recently have been craving rasin filled I even enjoy snickerdoodles. But, it always comes back to chocolate chip with semisweet chocolate chips, you can't beat a classic.

Karen- When are we getting together next?

How about when I can walk again and not waddle. So, mabey after about 5 weeks, although I would love to see your adorable baby. Although, I am afraid it would just make me more anxious to be done to see him!

Nobody- My eye hurts. What the heck is in my eye?

Well, you know your mom always said you'd go blind if you looked at that stuff too much! Hee hee

Scarlet- Sock length? Short anklet sock or regular?

I depends on what I am doing, if I am exercising then anklet for sure, I hate how regular ones pinch my legs, however, for everyday wear or yardwork and snow activities regular length. They protect my legs better than anklet ones.

Q & A

I've got nothing, so, I'll go with an old blogging standby, Q&A, ask me a question, I'll answer. The inspiration for this post today was brought to you by fantastagirl who just did this recently as well.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Baby Mama

Well, after many people telling me how great this movie was I finally rented it last night from redbox. It was really fun. The jokes made me laugh and it was overall very enjoyable. I recommend it. I know you've all been waiting for this review forever.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

UEA weekend

Another one of my friends had her baby, he is adorable, click on karen's blog on my links to see him. Congrats Karen! I wish it was me! I'm getting a little tired of being pregnant. This weekend is UEA weekend. I will get to have an entire three and a half days without kids! My mother is taking the kids camping with her to goblin valley in Southern Utah. Sushi and I plan on going on a few dates and are looking forward to a break. My mom tried to convince me to go with her but I didn't think it would be very fun for me to go camping in my current condition. So, as of tomorrow afternoon I am kid free until saturday night! YIPEE!!! I might actually get caught up on some things and get some sleep!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Nothing beats getting told your obese by 8:20 in the morning.

I guess I'm a little grumpy today. I had a WIC appointment today at 8:20 am and even though I expected it I'm a little irritated at WIC. They weighed me today and showed me where I was on their "charts". I was way up high above all the prefered weight gain and they pointed it out to me and told me they wanted me to be way down here. Then proceeded to tell me AGAIN that I needed to be really careful what I eat and try to not gain any more weight. To which I snapped "well, my doctor says my weight gain is fine and he's not worried so I think I go with his advice." Like I sit at home and eat bon bons all day and pig out constantly. UGH!!!! I HATE that they use the BMI charts. It's according to the BMI charts that I'm obese. I'm sorry, I look at myself and I really don't think I'm obese. I'm very muscular and I'm glad for that. I have a husband who is never here, he's doing what he needs to do but the fact remains that he is not here very often. If I had to wait until he got home to carry something for me I would never get things done. One of my best friends mentioned that when she was in her peak physical shape she weighed the most she ever has in her life. I kind of feel the same way. Up until a couple of weeks ago I was going to the gym every day and working out for an hour and a half. I was and still am in great physical shape. I weigh a lot more than I look like I do. I just wish they would look at me and see that "nope, she doesn't fit into the obese category". I'm sick of it and tired of the snide remarks from the dietician at WIC.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Me me

I've been tagged by the wonderful Big Sister. So, here you go, you can do it too if you so desire.

Answer these with just one word.

1. Where is your cell phone? Non-existent
2. Where is your significant other? Playing World of Warcraft
3. Your hair color? Red
4. Your mother? At home
5. Your father? On the road
6. Your favorite thing? Having a fun time with the family, laughing together
7. Your dream last night? Thankfully, I don’t remember (I hate pregnant dreams)
8. Your dream/goal? To one day have enough money that we don’t have to worry about money
9. The room you’re in? Office
10. Your hobby? Haaaa Haaaa Haaa, Bwahhhhh, wipes away tears, hobbies no longer exist, only family.
11. Your fear? Losing my family
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Happy, healthy, someplace where we’re all together
13. Where were you last night? At a Pampered Chef show
14. What you’re not? Skinny, but that will change again in two months I hope.
15. One of your wish-list items? To be debt free
16. Where you grew up? America
17. The last thing you did? Watched Eleventh Hour, it was ok, definitely not as intriguing as Fringe
18. What are you wearing? Some of my new big pregnant clothes
19. Your TV? HD, I always forget to change it to HD and it drives sushiboy nuts
20. Your pet? Baby, Jewel, Pencil, Come in shell come out shell
21. Your computer? Necessary
22. Your mood? Ready to be done with the whole pregnant thing
23. Missing someone? Yes
24. Your car? White
25. Something you’re not wearing? Socks or shoes although it’s supposed to snow this weekend, I guess I’ll have to find some shoes that fit other than flip-flops.
26. Favorite store? I don’t usually love to shop, I truly can’t think of anywhere
27. Your summer? I neglected my yard and garden, I’ll have a lot of catching up to do next summer
28. Love someone? My family, all of them
29. Your favorite color? Green
30. When is the last time you laughed? Earlier
31. Last time you cried? I don’t know, I don’t cry often

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

December 2 it is

Well, the doctors appointment went well today. The doctor measured my belly and I am still measuring large but that is because the baby's head is just below my belly button sticking out instead of engaged in my pelvis. He didn't want to do another ultrasound because he said it basically wouldn't tell us anything relevant. We did schedule the c-section with the hospital for Dec 2 early in the morning. So, unless I go into labor or something that will definitely be the day! I just really didn't want to have a baby right before thanksgiving. The baby and I would have missed all the big family thanksgiving feasts because there are only so many ways you can politely say "no, you may not hold my baby". I normally don't worry so much about germs but with baby coming right at the beginning of RSV season I am worried this time. People also just aren't very considerate sometimes around new babies. They do things like want to hold them and put their faces right in the baby's face even though they have a cold, or they let their child who has a snotty, goopy nose play with the baby or they put their fingers in the baby's mouth and let the baby suck on them. So, I am happy to say I don't have to deal with all that! I will be able to go to a good thanksgiving dinner and visit with family and not have to worry about having a sick baby.

31 Weeks

Well, it's been a while since I posted pictures of myself and my huge belly. I had Sushiboy take these this morning,


And here is one from the side


In other news, my sister had her baby last night all natural. Whew! She wanted to avoid another c-section and she was able to. She was waiting until the baby was born to find out the gender (like us!) And she had a 9'5" little girl! They picked a beautiful name and I'm so happy for her that she was able to avoid another c-section like she wanted to so badly.

Also, remember when we redid the front yard??? There was this patch that I needed to replant grass in.


Well, here it is! I've never planted grass before so I am very happy to see it coming in so thick and nice. For a minute there I was wondering if it was going to come in or not, then within a few days it looked like that.


I have a doctors appointment today and we'll see if I'm still measuring big and if they still want to do another ultrasound to check on baby and it sounds like possibly move the date up. I have very mixed feelings about this. I know they're afraid I'll have a 10 lb baby but if I have it right before thanksgiving I won't be going to thanksgiving. I really don't want to be in the hospital on thanksgiving or sitting at home recovering alone while everyone else goes to thanksgiving with the family. So, while I would LOVE to be done early, I really hope we keep the Dec 2 date for the c-section so life will stay easy and my plans will all work out.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The next size

Sigh, my belly is so huge that I was running into issues where nothing would cover the darn thing. So, I finally admitted that I needed to buy the next larger size of clothes. I hate that I had to since I only have 9 weeks left but, the sad news is that I did. However, me being the frugal person that I am, I didn't want to pay full price for them. If I'm buying all new clothes, they will be skinny clothes, not big fat pregnant lady clothes. But, I simply couldn't get away with wearing sweats and oversize t-shirts either. So I turned to our local online classifieds and started searching. I found a killer of a deal. I was able to find someone selling all their maternity clothes in the size I needed and they were selling the pants for $5.00 each and shirts for $3.00 each. I picked up 10 shirts, 6 pairs of pants, a skirt, a jacket and a pair of pj's for $70.00. I was very happy, I basically got an entire wardrobe for less than the price of three pairs of pants at Motherhood. So, even though I am very sad that I had to go to that size I am finally comfortable again and that is worth every penny. Oh, my older sister was in hard labor tonight. I hope I have good news tomorrow and I will know if I have a new niece or nephew.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Poor Nobody

Poor Nobody, he is having issues with Direct-TV. Please link to his post here. He just wants to get the word out about what idiots they are.

Friday, October 3, 2008

General Conference

Every six months The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) has their semi-annual general conference. We believe that it is when the church as a whole gets guidance from the Prophet and members of the Quorum of the Twelve and other leaders in the church. Sushi and I will be watching it this weekend. If you've ever wondered what those "crazy mormons" believe this is a great chance to hear what we believe! You can also link to the church's website I think you'll find we're pretty much normal people who are trying to become as Christ-like as possible. Have a great weekend!

Breaking Dawn

So, I finally finished Breaking Dawn last night and was quite disappointed. Not surprised because Stephanie Meyers has this whole "love conquers all" mentality with her books but disapointed. It was alright. It just seems there were no consequences or natural laws that were followed. I may as well have read Cinderella, life is hard for a minute but then life if perfect and wonderful forever and ever. It all seemed very simplistic. I know a lot of people loved this book, I'm just not one. Oh, and why hasn't anyone been leaving any comments lately???? I guess I'm just boring.


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Sigh, I guess that's the end of the gym

Well, I suppose the decision has been made for me. I had a rough weekend with feeling contractions and such and it seems I can't walk more than three or four minutes without feeling contractions so, I guess it's time to put the gym membership on hold. I would rather take it easy than be put on bedrest. I'm going today to put everything on hold and stuff but I think I'm done until after baby comes. I had this silly hope that I could go right up until right before I had the baby but it would seem that isn't going to happen. My trainer is going to give me some exercises that I can do at home to maintain where I am at and we do have the treadmill here now but I just think I probably won't be doing much of those two things. I did make it 30 weeks. I am 7 months pregnant and I feel pretty good about making it this far. I just wish I could have lasted longer. Oh well, getting a baby here at the right time and being healthy are the important things and to keep going would defeat both of those purposes. I need to get a picture of myself at 30 weeks (even though I'm measuring 3 weeks early). My poor sister was due on Sunday and nothing is happening. I wish we could trade places! I guess keeping up with my busy life of kids, house, church callings, and pampered chef will have to be enough for me for the next few months! I think that should be enough.