Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Winter Weather

We are having some fun winter weather here in KY. We have got very little snow but we are getting tons of freezing rain which I think is worse than Snow. For all of you who are experiencing bad weather be safe.

My boss is letting us off work at 3 today and doesn't think we'll end up working. My Drs. appointment got canceled for tomorrow and is now on Feb. 6th. I don't know if this is good news or bad news. Good that I have another week to eat healthy and get my blood sugar back to normal but bad in case I do end up having GD because I need to be on the GD program for the health of Cami.

Anyway, be careful out there!!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Back to normal

Thank you Lindsay for figuring out how to make me blog work again!!



Earlier today: Ok, so I was trying to change my background and I don't know how it happened but I've totally screwed my blog up. I can't get to the thing on Template that lets you change your text color or even view the list of blogs I follow. Does anyone know how to help me??? I hate that I can't customize and my blog looks all crazy now!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Cami's 30 week photo's



She's 3 pounds 12 oz. Our next ultrasound is March 4th to make sure she isn't too big.

I FAILED


I knew it was going to happen, I just knew it. I failed the glucose test that I took on Monday. I have to go back next Wednesday and take a three hour test to see if I got a false negative on the first test. You can't have anything to eat or drink after mid-night the night before. Then you get to the Dr. at 8:30 and they take your blood. Then you have to drink that nasty drink and then you sit for 3 hours. You get your blood taken every hour after that. Still with nothing to eat or drink. So, for about 7 hours I won't even be able to take a sip of water or chew a piece of gum! Not fun. I really hope that I don't have Gestational Diabetes. I don't want to fail my daughter before she even gets here or start her off on the wrong foot.

Happy Birthday Lou!

Happy Birthday Lindsay! Today is my sisters 40th birthday. Kidding she is only.... well I don't know if she's telling but she's still young (but will always be older than me). My sister and I were never very close grown up. It may have had to do with the following actions that took place over our younger years:

I remember having a pillowed put over my face and her sitting on top of it. At the time I thought I was just tired from the struggle and would go to sleep. Now I know I was PASSING OUT!

I remember her having me so convinced that I was adopted that I went crying to my parents telling them that I would still love them but I wanted a paternity test.

I remember our parents going out of town for an anniversary trip. We had people over but she hated my boyfriend at the time. When I refused to tell him to go home she called our parents and had them come home early. She also left me to clean up the entire house so they wouldn't know we had a huge party. (TP if your reading this it was only a small Christian group of friends that came over)

So what turned it all around.... I couldn't say but I love my sister dearly. I talk to her several times a day. I always ask her questions and it seems like she's got the answer. When I need to vent she listens and then knows if I need to be told I'm in the wrong or will go along with my crazy ways because that's what sisters do. She gave me two little nephews that I love more than anything. She inspires me to be a good mom. Her boys are going to turn out to be great men and it will have a lot to do with her.

Love you Lou. Thanks for everything you do for me and always being a solid person in my life. I hope you have a great day and an even better '09!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Hector my sick baby


Hector went into the hospital on Saturday morning. He was very sick and they ran blood tests. Hectors liver is not working correctly. They thought he might have been poisoned by something but we could never find anything. He had to stay in the hospital until Monday evening. They did another round of blood test on Monday and they came back worse. The Vet released Hector to us on a special liver diet food, supplement and antibiotics. On Monday night he was doing better physically on the outside. He played with us for a little bit and then wanted to snuggle. He was very tired this morning and just wanted to sleep in his cage. Scott and I are so scared something is going to happen to our little guy. We have another blood test on Friday. We pray that he will come out of this. I'll keep you all updated.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Daycare blues


So, I had an appointment today to see Cami's daycare. It's at St. Joe where Scott works. Scott put our name on the list when I was 11 weeks pregnant. So, going today was just to make sure that it fits MY standards. Scott told me that when he put us on the list that the lady told him we wouldn't have a problem getting in. Well, thats not the case. Earliest would be August but she told me that she doesn't want to give me false hope and that Jan 2010 is more realistic!

Needless to say I have not put my name on any other list because I thought we were in for sure. Now, here I am 7 months pregnant with no daycare. I know we'll be fine until we find something. Scott mom has offered to watch the baby but I want her to be a grandmother and not Cami's babysitter. I'm just really torn. We were going to have Tommie watch the baby until July regardless but hopefully it will only be just an extra month.

I had a major freak out on the phone to Scott and told him to do whatever was necessary to get our little girl in that daycare in Aug. I think I might have to send cookies once a month to get us moved up the list. Yes, I will be THAT mother.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Butternut Squash


Today is the start of my 29th week. I've got Cami's room painted but that's it for right now. I've got a lot to do in 11 weeks!!

Ms. Camille is the size of a Butternut Squash this week. Here is some interesting news from "What to expect" website (thanks Kristen) about her development.

Your baby is almost 17 inches tall now, nearly as tall as she will be at birth. But that three-pound weight will likely more than double — and may even come close to tripling — by delivery time.



Sunday, January 11, 2009

Starting to feel it

I have had a great pregnancy so far but I've got to tell you all that I'm really starting to feel it. I have just got my first real pair of swollen ankles. It may be from running through airports or standing on a convention floor from 9-5 that is carpeted over concrete by a 1/8 inch thick piece of carpet or just that my body is "over it" but I'm feeling pregnant.

I do want to say a big Thanks to all of my "road friends." These girls and guys have been so great. The girls have been ripping chairs away from people so I can have a seat in an over crowded bar or walking me to the bathroom to part the drunks out of my way so no one will bump my belly. The guys have been telling me how beautiful I look and that I'm going to be a super mom. I love my road friends and am so happy that I have met so many great people all over the US.

Heading back from Charlotte tonight. Can't wait to sleep in my own bed!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Confessions of a Totaholic



Hi. My name is Stacey, I'm 28 weeks pregnant and I have an addiction to tater tots. It started out just hitting the Sonic drive thru here and there for a small order of tots and its evolved to buying bags of frozen tots. I don't know how its gotten this bad, it wasn't like I set out to have a tot addiction. Its just kind of happened. A couple of weeks back I said NO MORE and decided to kick the habit. I made it two weeks without eating tots and I'm sorry to say I surrendered to my cravings. I have polished off a bag of tots in two nights. (Scott did help a little) I'm told myself that I was going to stay away from those crispy, salty, golden nuggets of goodness but I'm a sucker for a hot tot with cold Heinz Ketchup. I can make an entire meal out of tots. I know this is wrong but I can't keep myself away. I've known other pregnant women who have had addictions to Marshmallow Fluff and Bagel Bites but none to tots. I don't even know where to turn for help. I hope that I'll soon be able to say that I'm a recovering Totaholic. :)

Monday, January 5, 2009

Running out of time


I don't think I'll ever get it all done before Cami arrives.

Well, at least one thing is going to be check off of the ever growing list of things to do before the big arrival. I'm having the house painted this Thursday. This includes Ms. Camille's room. I'm heading out of town on Wednesday night after work for a conference. I won't be back until late Monday night. I thought it would be best to have everything painted while I was gone. A big thanks to Tommie (mother-in-law) who is going to watch Hector while the guys are painting!

Hopefully, I can get the tables I need ordered tomorrow (waiting on Scott's approval) and I can check something else off my list.

I can't seem to sit still or stop and relax. I feel like I'm behind the eight ball all the time. Is it just me or are all soon-to-be mothers like this?

P.S. If Scott tells me that I'm "Nesting" one more time I think I'll shoot him!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Cauliflower Cami


So, the cauliflower has been really getting her workout in lately. She's been a kicking like crazy and doing a nice little tap dance number when I roll over on my side to go to bed. Scott has felt little punches or kicks but last night he go a front row seat to some of the preformence. I put his hand on my side and away she went. Every other second all Scott could say was "WOW." He couldn't believe how much more he can feel her now from just a couple of weeks ago.

New Years Eve:

Scott and I did our usual Nothing on New Years Eve. Well, we were watching a show on the minds of serial killers at about 11:30 and a huge knock comes at our door. Myself and the dog run for the bedroom. I grab the phone and dial 911 ready to push the talk button in case something is about to go down. Scott answers the door to a police officer. Scott had to go outside an identify our neighbor because they found him breaking into his house next door. (I guess he locked himself out) Needless to say there was a lot more drama that unfolded and if you know anything about our neighbor I was beyond nervous. Just another day in Nicholasville!