Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!!!!!!!

This year has been so great! We changed a couple things up from our normal "traditions", but I actually think it went waayyy better and was a lot less stressful. Yesterday was Christmas with my dad's siblings and mom and today we're having Christmas with my immediate family and with mom's siblings and parents later.

I hope everyone is having an AWESOME Christmas!!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Half way lazy Saturday

Oh Saturdays... the day of the week when we get to sleep in or watch Saturday morning cartoons or eat a nice breakfast. Only, not so much for us! Saturdays are the days when Jason and I do most of our work for our landlord. This week wasn't so bad, though. We had already gotten half our hours out of the way during the week which makes me feel so much better! Normally, I'll do about 4 or 5 hours of work and Jason does the rest because it is getting just too difficult to be on my feet that many hours! Jason is such a hard worker... he does all those hours and never once complains. I am so dang lucky! Now Jason is playing a video game while I do some blogging and laundry, lol.

Tomorrow is the Duree family Christmas party. Then Wednesday and Thursday will be spent between my parents's house, my dad's mom's house, and my aunt's house - busy busy! Jason and I havee already exchanged gifts... kinda, lol. I wanted to get Jason the Lord of the Rings Risk board game so I looked for it EVERYWHERE! But no one had it because it is out of print now so I had to win it on ebay and I did!! It hasn't arrived yet and I don't think it will until after the holidays with the crazy weather that we've been having. Jason is getting me the nursing wrap I fell in love with! Basically, it's a cover/bib that I can put around my neck that will cover me and the baby while I'm nursing - very modest and an awesome idea! We're going to pick it up on Monday - yay!

Speaking of Monday, we are going to tour Labor and Delivery at St. John's that night and I'm kind of excited I guess, lol. It just makes it more official that I'm having a baby and soon! Only 2 months!!! Jason and I are so excited to meet our little guy. We went for our last follow up ultrasound on Friday for the baby's brain cyst and they said the cyst is completely gone!! I love the ultrasounds - We got to see him yawn! As the ultrasound tech said, "I love it when babies act like babies!" So we got some more printed pictures and a lot more on the CD they gave us the first time. I cannot wait to see what he looks like and to start seeing his personality! All I know is that he hiccups just like Jason - when either of them gets the hiccups, they have them for a very long time, lol. Oh, and he likes to kick my ribs/liver, lol

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas time!

I am happy to report I am FINALLY getting better! The first couple days were absolutely miserable, but I went on antibiotics for about 5 days and starting getting much better. I still have an riduclous flow of mucous (gross I know), but it's not uncontrollable.
With one week until Christmas, I am getting so excited! We've been having snow, but it's not the fun kind... it's the kind that makes you afraid to get in your car because you know when you do, your car will be ice skating, lol. I am pretty sad, though... this weekend, mom and I were supposed to get together and bake Christmas cookies, but the only day she has available is Saturday and I have to work for my landlord that day. I definitely miss baking with Mom at Christmas time! Another thing I look forward to at Christmas is gift giving... but it's not what you think - I LOVE the gag gifts! lol... I'm thinking some people are concerned that I'm going to give stupid or redneck gifts or something... idk. But I have the most awesome gag gifts that I've been recycling since I was in high school. I'll probably have to go easy with Jason's family since apparently everything I do is weird of stupid.
So Jason and I went to the doctor yesterday and he is getting pretty excited for the baby to come! He's the Dr who delivered me and both of my brothers. He said I am doing awesome with my weight gain (I still haven't gained back everything from when I was super sick and I didn't gain anything in the last month - yay! Especially since we went on the cruise a couple weeks ago, lol). Tomorrow we have the 7 week follow up with the specialist for the baby's cyst. We'll have another ultrasound and are expecting great news!
One thing I've noticed about this Christmas is that when everyone asks me what I want for Christmas, I have no idea what I want! lol, I told mom that I wanted kitchen stuff, but beyond that... i just don't know. Nor do I really care, lol. I'm just getting excited to spend time with my family and not have work!!! yay!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Crying on the floor

As pathetic as the title sounds, it's basically all I can do at the moment. I got a cold about a week after my birthday (around the 18th or so) and it was VERY hard to get rid of. Being preggo, there's not much I can take except Sudafed and Tylenol. Of course they're very gentle and don't really help much. Anyway, I finally managed to be almost back to normal right before leaving for my cruise on the 30th. But, of course, one particular person I was traveling with was sick... my father in law. Eventhough he's been around countless pregnant women over his lifetime (50 + years), he STILL doesn't understand that bringing germs around us is the worst idea EVER. Now I am sooo sick and feeling awful. I can't sleep at night because I am so congested, I get so congested at times that I can't swallow, and my chest and back hurt so bad! Before everyone thinks I'm an awful person for blaiming Jason's dad, let me explain - he didn't have to go on this trip because he didn't even pay to! He lucked into a ticket because my brother in law is gettinng married and couldn't go. Second of all, if you are sick, take care of yourself before you go around big groups of other people.

I am just sitting here feeling truly miserable. Jason is at class so I am all alone, too. He hasn't eatten dinner so I know when he gets home, he'll be hungry and I don't have the energy to get up and do it. I know he doesn't expect it, but I'm his wife and want to take care of him just as well as he takes care of me. Anyway, I'm done being pathetic for the day. I don't really know who to talk to this about and since reading my blog is optional, I figured this would be a good place - so no complaining about my complaining!!!!!
Throughout my late adolescense and adulthood, I have had many positions (professionally and volunteer basis) that have helped me develop skills necessary to serve as a liaison to the community on behalf of a professional organization. I have spent many years in various organizations which have helped me grow skills such as public speaking, note taking, and scheduling. I am proficient in organization and mediation – always keeping the mindset of finding middle ground and while meeting the needs of those involved. I excel in the area of community outreach and thrive in situations where I am given reign to be creative and managerial. I am committed to achieving the best outcome and feel I have many fantastic qualities to contribute to any organization.