Sunday, November 30, 2008

SO Close!

Well, we were in to Labor and Delivery yesterday because the baby wasn't moving very much and I felt like we needed to check on it. It's fine, I'm fine, although all the annoying contractions I've been feeling are labeled an "irritable uterus". From what I can tell it just means annoying pain. So, after monitoring me for about an hour, they sent me home with a shot of morphene and phenermine(sp?) and told me I was to be on bedrest until tuesday. I came home and zonked out until about 8 pm, woke up for about an hour and fell asleep again until the next morning. I woke up this morning and was a little puffy but that seems to have gone away on it's own. I have a wonderful neighbor who will take Cookie to and from school tomorrow and all I have to do tomorrow is pick up the house a little, do a very small amount of laundry, and call the school to tell them Cookie won't be there the rest of the week. Sushi will take the car to work and school tomorrow and come home and we'll take the kids to my parents where we'll have dinner together and sushi and I will come home, go to bed and have a baby on tuesday very early! I am supposed to be at the hospital by 5:30 am so I figure by the time I take a shower and get everything ready to go and drive there I need to be up by about 4am. ugh, at least my surgery is supposed to be at 7:30 am so I figure I'll be in my room resting by about 10am. I'm sure sushi will update on his blog what the baby is and all the info about it. Wish me luck, we're almost there and I can't wait to be done! I probably won't post again until after baby comes and I'm home and resting on friday. Hope you all have a great week and remember to check sushi's blog for updates!

Friday, November 28, 2008


We had a great Thanksgiving and I hope everyone else did as well. We had a nice relaxing morning and afternoon and our families arrived around 4:00. We had a wonderful dinner of ham and turkey, mashed potatoes, country sausage gravy and turkey gravy, yams, green bean casserole, stuffing, rolls, pumpkin pie and black bottom bananna creme pie. Everything was so good! I am so greatful for my wonderful family and beautiful home. Sushi is now out trying to see if anything is left in the stores from the black friday sales. There were some pretty great deals out there, I hope what we were looking at is still there, if not, oh well. Later today we will go to Sushi's aunt and uncle's house and hang out with his cousins & their wives and sister & brother in law. It should be a lot of fun. Well, I hope everyone else had a wonderful thanksgiving as well!

Oh, and I'm thankful there are only 4 more days until Dec 2. Almost there!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

still here

I'm still here, taking it easy and taking tylenol. Sushi thinks I'm silly. He thinks I should just go have a baby already. I just know that I won't progress, I never have and never will so unless my water breaks or something I plan on being here until my scheduled c-section on Dec 2. I hope everyone has a very happy thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


I don't feel well today. I woke up feeling achy everywhere and I'm having contractions, real ones that start in my back and come around to the front. I really, really, really want to last until next tuesday. I already have the house all ready for thanksgiving and the groceries are bought and I really want to make it one more week. I'm trying to take it easy today but today is my crazy day with dance class for cakes, school for both kids, I need to mail a host packet for Pampered chef as well as deliver a host packet and close a show. I also have visiting teaching this afternoon. (visiting teaching is where you have a partner and you meet with other women in your ward and give them a lesson and keep in touch with them so the church can keep track of everyone's needs, a neat thing really) I'm trying to rest in between everything as much as possible though. Wish me luck with lasting another 7 days. As much as I want it all to end, I want it to end on MY terms. As in: with the surgeron I want, not the on-call doctor, not over thanksgiving, etc.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

9 days and counting. . .

Well, true to my word, here are some pictures taken tonight. Of course I have something spilled on my belly because, well, I always do. And quite frankly, I think I look completely ridiculous but hopefully I will be a lot thinner in 9 more days. I am glad that overall, I look pretty good IMHO, I just have this silly thing sticking out from my belly. Today Licorice stick lady came and followed me at church to see how I do singing time. I am so greatful that she is willing to substitute for me in singing time while I recover. Well, enjoy the pics! BTW, the doctors are expecting this child to be a very large child, I hope they're right and I'm not just fat!



Saturday, November 22, 2008

Like every other female in the world. . . . .

I went and saw Twilight today. I wasn't planning on it. I actually was just fine with catching it on Redbox when it got to that point, but my friend asked me to go with her at the last minute and I figured it would be one last chance to have some girl time before the baby comes. So, Sushi was wonderful and agreed to watch the kids while I went and saw my friend Al who I have been friends with since kindergarten (yes, kindergarten, isn't it cool!). By the time I got back he was done, the kids were done, everyone was hungry and I got to get right back into mommy mode. But, the 6 hours without the mommy duties were wonderful! I'm glad that sushi agreed to let me go even though he is tired and stressed out and probably could have used some time to himself more than I could have. Anyhoo. The movie was actually pretty good. Ever since the fourth book I have been ticked off at the series. I just thought the series ended WAY too fairytale, simple ish. I enjoyed the movie and found it thouroughly entertaining, even if I still think Jacob was WAY cuter than Edward. So, yes, it's worth the 2 1/2 hours of your time.

On another note, as of Sunday I enter the single digits for the countdown to baby!!!!!! Only 9 more days as of Sunday of this! I am ready, let it be done already. I have been nesting in a bad way and my house is getting ridiculously clean. Areas people never see are clean, like our storage rooms. I haven't gone so far as washing walls and cleaning carpets but I'm not too far off from doing those things. I just have to keep reminding myself it's really not necessary to do. Hopefully I can keep the nesting under control for the next nine days and focus on resting and just keeping up the house for Thanksgiving and when baby comes. I need to post another picture of my huge belly one of these days. Perhaps I'll do that tomorrow.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

It's a great day

I needed to fill the tank in the van tonight, I did my grocery shopping before hand to try to get the 10 cents off per gallon coupon and was very please to see that gas was under 2.00 a gallon. It was 1.99 a gallon. So, I took my 10 cent off coupon, and it was only 38.00 to fill the tank, that is the least I think we have ever paid to fill the tank in the van. I hope it stays this low but sadly, I don't think it will, I think this is a temporary lull in prices and they will go back up again. We still need to combine trips, etc to conserve gas and come up with alternative fuels. I just hope people will continue to remember 4.20 a gallon gas and keep pressuring the government and corporations to come up with a permanent cheap solution that is also environmentally friendly. But, for now I was pleased as could be to only pay 1.89 a gallon! Yipee!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Sour Cakes

Normally our cakes is such a sweet, good girl, she has her off days, but we all do. Lately however, she has been a total nightmare. And it's only getting worse. We have had meltdowns that have lasted for 20-40 minutes at least once a day. Nothing can consol her, I can't handle listening to her scream and follow me around so she gets timeouts in her room. After she is done she is usually fine, we talk about things and I hope they will get better but then the next day we have another meltdown. I am so tired, I don't have a ton of patience for her issues right now. I realize this is normal and such but what can I do to make her realize we will love her no matter what, new baby and all. I don't want to condone the fits so I ignore the bad behaviors, when she is good I have been trying to spend extra time with her and to tell her even more than normal that I love her. But quite frankly, I'm reaching the end of my rope. I know there are experienced mothers out there that have delt with this issue. Cookie was never this bad, the only problems I had were that he would act out while I was nursing cakes, other than that he could care less. Of course, they were only 23 months apart and not 4 1/2 years apart. HELP!!! I need to know how best to handle this! I'm trying to be patient and stick with our boundaries and giving extra love when she is behaving but this doesn't seem to be doing the trick. So, any advice would be great because I am too tired to think of a new solution.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Cookie Reads

Cookiemonster had some simple books sent home from his kindergarten since he knows most his sounds and letters. His teacher instructed us in a note that he was to practice reading the book and send it back to school when he could read it. I pulled the first out last night and he read it the first time with very little help, today he got the second one and he read it without my help. I can't believe it! He is just taking off with reading everything. It's like lightbulbs are going off every second. It truly is so exciting to see your kids learn so well! I'm so proud of my little cookie.

I am officially 37 weeks today, I just want it to end. I'm uncomfortable, I can't sleep, everything I eat gives me heartburn, I have this disgusting rash on the underside of my belly and I just want it all to be over with. Only 15 more days until the c-section. Eesh, I can handle anything for 15 days right??? I certainly hope so. Wish me luck.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Nothing yet

I had my doctors appointment yesterday, I am officially 19 days away from having a baby via c-section providing I don't go into labor. My docotor checked my cervix yesterday and it is softening but not at all dialated. I never have dialated so this comes as no surprise and you may feel bad for me but I don't. My mom will be in texas the 20-25th of this month to visit my sister and sushi has school work to finish up before baby comes plus the whole avoiding having a brand new baby at Thanksgiving stuff. So Dec 2 really is the best option. I think the doctors are expecting another very large baby because they just keep looking at my belly in amazement. At least I know I have very fat, healthy babies!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Veterans Day, my 108th post and Puking

First and foremost, Happy Veterans Day, I for one and so greatful to our armed men and women and the freedoms they protect for us. We are so fortunate to live in a free country and to feel safe and secure and so prosperous.

Secondly, this is my 108th post. Wow, time has flown by. I can't believe I've had that much to say to you all!

Lastly, ugh, Cakes was up almost all of last night puking. It was lovely, we changed sheets twice and I was up every couple of hours taking care of a puking girl. Or a girl with fever and chills who I was afraid to give any medicine to because I was afraid she would puke. I am tired. She seems to be much better today but I think I better keep her home tomorrow as well to make sure we aren't passing the fun around. All of this doesn't help with me lasting another three weeks.

Cookie and I made a chain of how many days until the baby comes and he was excited to tear off one of the links today, it was cute. Cakes just told me "Mom, are we going to get the baby out of your tummy today yet?" when I told her no she told me "awww, I'm tired of waiting, I want it to be TODAY!" hee hee, it will all come soon enough.

Monday, November 10, 2008

What do you do with a giant box

We finally got our infant car seat the other day (thank you SO much big sister!!! It's such a great early christmas present!) and I got it out of the box today to read the instructions and assemble it and stuff and I (being the silly adult that I am) was going to throw the box away. A sweet little 4 year old saw it and immediatley wanted to make a house out of it. So, Cakes and Cookie got out some scissors and set to work, I caught a picture of them making the house as well as Cakes with her "baby" in the car seat. They are getting a little anxious, they can't wait until the baby comes. It's cute, they will be great helpers. Cookie wanted to make a chain the other day, mabey we'll make one this afternoon. Well, enjoy the pictures, I thought they were cute!



EDIT***** I was informed that it wasn't quite big enough to fit both of them so now it's a dog house.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

It's official. . . .

We are now a two pet household. Pencil "escaped" (I think a little boy left the door open accidentally), and today we found a good home for jewel. I have been listing jewel on our local online classifieds for about six months now since I just feel overwhelmed and I feel bad that she is quite neglected. Sushi is too busy to spend any time with her and since I take care of everything else besides his school and work I also was too busy. Now don't get me wrong, she got watered and fed but that is about it. Other than that she sat on her chain in the back yard and entertained herself. Everyonce in a while I would head out there and try to play with her but it just didn't happen too often. So, I re-listed her recently with the title "lab/shepherd mix, great for teaching to hunt" since the bird hunt happened not too long ago or something(a lady I know told me this, I don't really know when the bird hunt is). I actually got a response. I think it will be the perfect fit. The guy who took her lives on a small ranch up in Idaho and wants to teach her to hunt birds, help with cattle and be a good companion dog. I think it's perfect, she can run and run and run on a ranch and he seemed to be really good with her. He's a nice older man and has had lots of dogs so he knows how to deal with her and he's had lots of labs so he knows how to deal with labs. The kids are thrilled, they are glad to be dog free, I feel a huge sense of relief because it's one less thing to think about and I know she'll be so much happier with her new owner. So, there we go, it's official, I bet you thought I was going to say we had a baby or something didn't you?! Hee hee, three more weeks and I'm done.

Friday, November 7, 2008

9 Words women use

I got this in an email from my friend in Texas and it cracked me up, enjoy, we could all use a little laughter!


(1) Fine: This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.
(2) Five Minutes: If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.
(3) Nothing: This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine.
(4) Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!
(5) Loud Sigh: This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to # 3 for the meaning of nothing.)
(6) That's Okay: This is one of the most dangerous statements a women can make to a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.
(7) Thanks: A woman is thanking you, do not question, or faint. Just say you're welcome. (I want to add in a clause here - This is true, unless she says 'Thanks a lot' - that is PURE sarcasm and she is not thanking you at all. DO NOT say 'you're welcome' . That will bring on a 'whatever').
(8) Whatever: Is a woman's way of saying F--- YOU!
(9) Don't worry about it, I got it: Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking 'What's wrong?' For the woman's response refer to # 3.

* Send this to the men you know, to warn them about arguments they can avoid if they remember the terminology.
* Send this to all the women you know to give them a good laugh, 'cause they know it's true!!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


We recently got this note in the mail from Cakes' school nurse saying she had failed the school eye exam (I had no idea the school had an eye exam). It told us we needed to get her into an eye doctor and check things out. I wasn't too thrilled about the whole thing basically because if she did need glasses I didn't want to deal with them with a 4 year old. Well, HALLELUJAH and praise be. Her appointment was today and the doctor is NOT recommending glasses. She as 20/20- vision which basically means she answered one question wrong, and a slight astigmatism with the doctor says is normal. I'm thankful she doesn't need glasses, that is a huge blessing for us!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Sigh, I guess I get to complain a lot during the next four years

Well, no matter what it was going to be an historic election. Not the way I would have prefered it to end but it is what it is. I guess I get to complain a lot for the next four years.

Monday, November 3, 2008


I have a very important message for you all. GO VOTE TOMORROW!!!! Otherwise I don't want to hear you complain about anything that happens in the government for the next four years. That is all.