Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Not the best of days

Today started rough but I stayed optimistic... but my optimism was in vain.

Jason and I slept with the windows open last night because I hate sleeping with the AC running. Anyway, I woke up with an awful head cold. But, today Linda and I had a jewelry party so that's always cause for excitement. I got ready and left for work. I left to go meet Jason for lunch, and my car broke down. Like, I was driving, and my car stopped. The weird part is that I was able to put the car in neutral and it started right back up... no problem. It has been having serious problems for a couple weeks now so I took it straight to the mechanic and just told them to figure out what's wrong. The worst part is that for the last few weeks, no one has been able to figure out what's wrong with it. Hopefully it got bad enough to find out now. Now I'm sitting at home feeling pretty miserable about my car and being sick... I hope things can better quickly!!!

Friday, September 26, 2008

4 more weeks

So, I FINALLY got to the doctor today... but no ultrasound *sigh* You'd think that because I'm 17 weeks along and haven't seen my dr yet, that he might be curious about what's going on in there. But, alas, there wasn't time. My insurance took almost an hour to get straightened out so I had to have a pretty quick appointment. But my doctor was VERY impressed by my baby's heartbeat. Seriously, for everything it's been through, it's doing awesome! Only 4 more weeks until I get to see my little baby!

Jason and I went on a date after work today to Dave and Buster's. Basically, a restaurant with a HUGE arcade attached - it was so much fun! Jason had his bachelor party there but this was my first time. We had some really awesome food, then our waitress gave us $40 worth of game cards for free! She was really sweet!

On our way home, I remembered we needed milk and I wanted popsicles so we stopped at Schnucks and it was a mess! We got out of the car and were immediately approached by a woman asking for money to take the bus and metrolink out to St. Charles (30 miles from where we were). I just walked away but Jason (always trying to be helpful) was listening. After a while, Jason called me over and asked me, in front of this woman, if it was ok if we gave her about $13. I was like "Thanks for not putting me on the spot hunny!!" He does this ALL the time. So, we walked into the store and I told Jason to immediately tell the cop who was on duty in the store. Long story short, the woman got escorted off the property - THANK GOODNESS!!! Because there was no way I was going to walk back out to the car without an escort with that woman out there. I was so terrified that someone was going to hurt either me or Jason - I was pretty terrified! But now Jason and I are safely home watching the debate.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Early Morning Blogging

Jason started his clinical hours today so it was an early morning! (And still is!) Jason woke up at 5:50 and I got up when he left. Actually, I had been awake most of the time he was too, but there was no point in me getting out of bed. So I just laid there wishing I were sleeping, lol. Jason "woke" me up before he left - awww, sad! This is the first time since we've been married that we haven't gone to work together - it's weird! His clinical hours are over in November, right around my birhtday, but who knows when he'll get a new job. That also depends on if we move or not. If we do move, he'll continue to work for his brother, but if we don't (hopefully we won't), then he'll start looking for a job immediately. We will have to see what the next few weeks bring. We don't really want to move, but, at the same time, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't ready for a new start. I've been in the St. Louis area my whole life except for my first year in college and that change was amazing! I was always happy to come home, but it was nice to be away from people who know my life story and who are full of drama and it was just AWESOME change! I don't know... we'd be moving when i'm almost 8 months pregnant and moving at all is a stressful chore. I guess Jason and I have more thinking and planning to do!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Sundays... in the park... with George? LOL

So, chances are, unless you were in show choir with me, that title means nothing to you. And if it does, then your a rock star!

Anyway, I woke up ill again today (basically a regular occurance for me, but I'm still hoping for change... and not the kind from Obama, lol). It took basically everything I had to get ready for church, but before I knew it, I was in the car. I really enjoyed church today. Eventhough I was basically miserable through Sacrament, but once I got to Nursery, things got better. Our nursery size has decreased dramatically! We had 16 or 17 kids every Sunday during teh summer and now we're down to 7 - sweet! But they were a pretty rambuncious group of seven, lol. But I love them all!Now Jason and i are just chilling on the couch watching Spider man.

Jason and I get to go see my OB on Friday and I am sooo excited! We're going to hopefully be able to determine the sex and can't wait! I'm almost positive it's a boy. The whole time I've been pregnant, all my dreams have been about a baby girl; I've always said "she" when refering to the baby - just generally assumed pink. I have no idea why! A couple days a go, I had a dream that the baby was a boy and was kind of startled. Not that I wouldn't love whatever the Lord blesses me with, but I wasn't expecting it. It really made me realize that even though the baby is aleady a boy or a girl, I don't yet for sure and shouldn't make assumptions or get my hopes up for one or the other. Jason and I have always thought our first would be a girl for some reason and I think my family would respond well to a girl and Jason's mom is so hoping for a girl... I guess we'll find out on Friday! Hopefully!!!!!! Until then, Jason and I will enjoy our Sunday and dream about our little one.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


So, I went to see my midwife today and all is well! We heard the baby's heartbeat and all my levels were right on target! It was so good to know that despite all the illness, my baby is fighting for everything he/she needs and is doing great! I was feeling so crappy because I felt like I wasn't doing everything last little thing I could do for my baby. I can not wait to meet this little person!!!!!

I am sooooo ready for the weekend! This week is just going by soooo sllooooowwwwwww - it's driving me crazy! My weekend won't be much of a break, but it won't be work so yay!!! lol. I just want to chill for an afternoon.

Jason started his CNA (certified nursing assistant) program a couple of weeks ago, and he loves it!! He says he's never enjoyed studying or going to class, but this is so different for him! Probably because it's a step towards his degree, I'm just glad he's happy and liking class. He starts clinic hours next Tuesday so I took him to buy scrubs today - it was so cute! He would stand there in the scrubs and flex his muscles and walk the runway and be hilarious! I'm so excited for him!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Frustrated ranting

I know, 2 in one day is a bit excessive, but I'm kind of venting.

Jason told our landlord today that I'm pregnant and she asked us to move out. We have until January, but I feel like... I really don't know. I'm relieved because Jason and I haven't really been comfortable here since we moved in. I'm scared because we haven't saved enough money to move out... back to renting... *sighs*. I'm a little upset because when asked about kids before we even set up a lease and she said that it would make things difficult, but not impossible. I don't really know what I'm feeling. Just a general shock basically.

Change of plans

So, yesterday I was at work when Jason's cell phone rang. It was his little sister calling to tell us she was in labor! I quickly finished all I could at work so I could go be with her at the hospital. When I got there, I walked into the room and saw not only my mother-, sister-in-law, and nephew, but also Jason's aunt, cousin and grandma. It was really fun getting to be there and tell funny stories. Heather progressed well through out the morning. She got her epidural when she was 3 cm (at about 4:30 in the morning) and was put on pitocin after the doctor broke her water at 7:45 in the morning. Her contractions starting getting pretty intenst and regular about 2 or so and the baby's heartbeat was being compromised so they took her off pitocin and let her body deal with labor naturally - a very smart move in my opinion! When they checked her again around 3pm, she was almost fully dialated! I had to leave to go give Jason the car shortly after that and he dropped me off back at the hospital around 4:15 or so. We were just kind of waiting to se what would happen next. While Heather was sleeping, I was chatting with Linda when Heather all the sudden sat up, looked at us with huge eyes and said "He's coming NOW!!" We looked at the monitors confused because they didn't say she was any closer, but Linda went to get the nurse. As she walked out of the room, the baby's heartrate shot up from 125 to 173 and then plumited to 35. The doctor came rushing in and said Heather was going to need an emergancy C-Section - a Heartbreaking announcement for everyone... but, of course, most of all to Heather. She had made it very clear the whole time that this was not the path she wanted! Once the baby was delivered, we found out that the cord had been wrapped around his little foot and wouldn't let him decend into the birth canal. Both mom and baby Austin are doing great! Heather did such an AWESOME job yesterday and even though did not have a successful natural childbirth, atleast she knows her body can do it next time - great job Heather!

Thursday, September 11, 2008


So, my landlord is having this huge party tomorrow (seriously, like 300 people) so Jason and I have been working our tuchies off all week long! Jason's been doing work in the morning then we go to work. I drop Jason off at school then come home and hustle to work for my landlord and make dinner so I can take it to Jason when he has a break. Then I come home, finish working for her and do the things that need to get done around my house. I'm so tired! I was so glad that she didn't have much for me to do this afternoon - thank goodness! I am looking forward to a relaxing weekend for sure!

I was so excited today around lunch time today... I felt the baby move for the first time!!! It was awesome! Jason and I had gone to get lunch and while we were sitting there waiting for our food, I felt sommething move. I wasn't really sure so I waited for about a minute or so and I felt it again - a lot more this time. I can feel things adjusting to get bigger these days and it's finally starting to be real to me! I wish Jason could say the same, but it's just going to take time. I can't wait to see him hold our precious baby for the first time - it makes me tear up just to think about it! Jason always says how much he worries that he won't be a good dad, but I think he's going to be the best. He has so many fathers to look at my dad, his dad, his brothers and we talk about what qualities we like from each and which we could live without. He's gonna do great! It seems like we will never make it to the day when we will finally meet our first and we can hardly wait!!!!!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Good mornings

Another good day! This may be getting old to some, but trust me, after the past couple weeks, I am feeling so very blessed for any little piece of goodness! Jason is at class and I'm at home by myself so I got some work out of the way for my landlord and now I'm just enjoying listening to the thunder outside my open windows. I think my days have been so good lately because of the way Jason and I choose to start them - by cuddling, lol. We actually get up a couple minutes early, just to lay in each other's arms. Despite morning breath and eye crusties, it's one of my favorite times of the day, lol. Then we get up, eat breakfast, watch the news and go to work. This week we're finally not busy with work but we are super busy working for our landlord. She's having a big benefit party at her house on Friday so, of course, everything has to be immaculate! Then again, if I were having over 300 people at my house, I would want everything perfect as well. So, I don't really know what else to say, I've got to get some laundry folded so I should probably get to it!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

A sigh of relief!

I'm finally starting to feel like myself again!!!!! I woke up this morning a little cautious to put my feet on the floor, but as the morning progressed, I felt better! My stomach is still a little on edge, but I finally ate more than cereal! And, I must say, this weather is FANTASTIC!!! If you aren't taking advantage of it - you are seriously missing out! OK, I know some of you aren't experiencing our amazingness, but it's not been over 75 degrees in, like, 2 days and it won't for the next 10 days at least and I'm so excited! It just reminds me that fall is here and I love it! It makes me think about everything that was going on in my life at this time last year... mainly that Jason and I were deciding about getting engaged. Obviously, we all know how the story plays out, but I love to reminesce. I'm just very happy today. Happy to be feeling better and relaxing and going to a jewelry party tonight!!! Linda and I haven't really done anything with jewelry since before July 4th so we're pretty stoked!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Ya gotta do whacha gotta do

Ok, so being pregnant has been a breeze... until Monday. I had gone to a picnic with Jason and my sis-in-law and her family, then we went to the pool, then we went to Pizza Street and by that time, I was soooo exhausted, I was ready to be home! Well, I got home and was sooooooo sick! Monday was no comparison to Tuesday, though. All day at work I was miserable and actually took a 15 minute nap on the floor because I had no energy. And that was about all the sleep I got. When I got home, I crashed on the couch but was constantly running to the bathroom. Anyways, after attempting to sleep on the bathroon floor all night, the next morning wasn't any better and all I could do was cry to make myself feel better. So, Jason called my father-in-law to take me to the hospital where I was admitted for Gastrointeritis (?). I was on IV fluids for over 4 hours and given anti-nausea meds. I realized then why people hate the hospital so much. I was there by myself for the better part of the 5 hours and it sucked! I did have an awesome nurse, but she couldn't be there for me the whole time. I was so happy to see Jason walk through the door at 5:15. The best thing (beside me feeling about 1000% better) was that Jason got to hear the heartbeat for the first time and he was amazed! The whole time I've been pregnant, we struggled with the idea of this being real because we really haven't had anything confirm it besides the preggo test. I can't WAIT for our first ultrasound to see our little peanut!!!!! We are super stoked!!!!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Labor Day

Jason and I had a very busy and fun weekend! Well... mostly. Saturday, Jason and I worked for our landlord and spent time together just relaxing which is always nice! Sunday, we missed church because I wasn't feeling well. Later that afternoon, we went out to Jason's brother's house so he could go to the McCain/Romney/Huckabee rally which (I heard) was pretty cool. I didn't get to go... I guess it was assumed that because I am a girl, I have no interest in politics and would rather have stayed home with the kids... a very poor assumption!!!! It wasn't so bad though. I hung out with my sister-in-law and my nephews. Then, when our husbands came home, they jumped in the hot tub while Linda and I continued to watch the kids... some sort of pattern here, lol. Anyway, we all got up this morning and went to a Labor Day picnic and swimming at Linda's new subdivision. It was a blast!! I love to hang out with my nephews - they're so cute! After swimming, we went back to their house, changed and went to dinner at Pizza Street. It didn't last too long because all the kids were tired because they missed naptime. So, after a long weekend, Jason and I made our way home... dodging accidents along the way. When we got home, our landlord totally chewed Jason out because we didn't water her lawn today. She seems to think that the lawn will completely DIE if it doesn't get watered every other day. She is completely ridiculous. So now Jason is outside watering the lawn at 9:15 and I feel so bad. I wish things could be different. Jason is so upset and we've had a pretty rough week. We told my family that I'm pregnant and it didn't go well. So we're still dealing with that and we have an utterly obnoxiously rude landlord. We need to move!!!
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