WAITING FOR THE POT TO BOIL (PART II)

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Thursday, April 28, 2005

I Am Having A......Huh?

I went to get this 20 week U/S at a different office and I could not understand a word any of the doctors or nurses were saying. They all had accents. I will write a much longer entry all about it, but for now I wanted to share, for now we are having A BOY!!!!!!!! Introducing Liam David!!!! Chris' dad is William, and Liam is the Irish form of that (WilLIAM) and my dad is David so, it's really neat. Can't wait to share a funny story about the appointment, 'til later, bye!

Monday, April 18, 2005

Cross Your Fingers and Toes For Me Please

Went to the doc today: baby's heartrate is 132 bpm, I have gained 2 pounds (that is 4 total, well 14 if you count the 10 or so I lost that came back, I have the cutest lil Buddha belly, I love it), all of the results from the blood test for defects came back negative and the chance of having a baby with downs syndrome is 1 in 10,000, (that is really low). I am still not cleared to go back to work yet. But here is the big, big news, drumroll please...... I haven't thrown up in 5 days!!!!! That is huge! Unfortunately my job is being awful. I really think they are hoping I quit. I have been "practicing" staying up later and later, my goal was to make it until 2am, so far I can make it until 1am. The reason is, they told me when I came back I would get the cover shift, which is 4pm-2am. Today they said, no, when I come back I have to work 7pm-7am. I only get nauseas now when I am really tired. Hmmmm.... do you think, I, at almost 5 months pregnant, will get tired at all, working a 12 hour shift through an entire night? Gee, I wonder. They didn't even ask the day shifters if they were willing to trade with me. It wouldn't be so bad to just not go back till much later, except we really, really got reamed in taxes and we could really, really use the double income.

Pregnancy magazines are really stupid. The years before we were trying, and the ones where we were unsuccessfully trying, I never never NEVER would have read one of them. Why torture myself with something, I couldn't have? Well I've bought a few, and every one of them had articles on overcoming infertility, and I thought, wow these people have no clue. To me that seemed like having vegan recipes in a hunting magazine, hello? Know your market. Sigh. Oh well, I am sure they meant well. Actually maybe not, there was this article, that I swear should have been called, "10 Things You Didn't Know to be Afraid of After Delivering." Scared the daylights out of me. I am rambling, I realize that, sorry. Continuing on, I am not taking Lamaze classes. Chris and I would just not fit in. We'd probably get kicked out anyway, we have kind of a warped sense of humor. Chris and I were in the crowded OB waiting room, and Chris turns to me and says, quite loud, "Have you figured out who the father of this kid is yet?" While other mom's to be looked on mouths agape. I told him, I found him a lot funnier before my hormones set in. Well, I have rambled on long enough. If I don't write sooner, I will write again Thursday the 28th for sure, when we find out if Perry is a girl or a boy, I can't wait! And a final shout out to my friend since 6th grade, "K". She is at the very beginning stages of pregnancy and the baby is having difficulty "sticking." Please send all prayers and sticky thoughts her way as MANY of us know how scary this time can be. Til later!!!

Friday, April 01, 2005

List O' Random Stuff

1. What time did you get up this morning? 10am, then I promptly rolled over and went back to sleep.
2. Diamonds or pearls? Tattoos. (My "engagement ring" was matching tattoos)
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Jurassic Park. Just Kidding but it has been a very, very long time.
4. What is your favorite TV show? The Sheild. I also like CSI, Medium and Scrubs
5. What did you have for breakfast? Fruit Loops
6. What is your middle name? Danger. Ha. Ha. Lynn
7. Favorite cuisine? Italian or Chinese
8. What foods do you dislike? Hot food, seafood (my dad and my motto is "Nothing from the sea."
9. What is your favorite crisp flavor? Huh?
10. What is your favorite CD at the moment? Rammstein
11. What kind of car do you drive? Big Dodge or Little Dodge depending on who is leaving first for work in the morning.
12. Favorite sandwich? Spicy Italian from Subway
13. What characteristic do you despise? Two-faced(tedness)
14. Favorite item of clothing? Levis
15. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation where would you go? Hawaii
16. What color is your bathroom? Well, where it is peeling, white and orange underneath
17. Favorite brand of clothing? NY and Company
18. Where would you retire to? Somewhere hot like New Mexico
19.Favorite time of the day? Evening
20. What was your most memorable birthday? 19th but not in a good way
21. Where were you born? San Luis Obispo
22. Favorite sport to watch? Any sport live, but especially basketball and soccer.
23. What fabric detergent do you use? Liquid. Oh, I mean Tide or Cheer
24. Are you a morning person or a night person? Night
25. What is your shoe size? 8
26. Do you have any pets? 4 beautiful dogs, but if you read my BLOG you already know aaaallll about them!
27. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share with your family & friends? I am 4 months pregnant today!!! Huge mile stone.
28. What did you want to be when you were little? Ballerina or a mom. Ask my mom, my kindergarten teacher says I was the only student who said mom. She also said my mom must be doing something right---props to Mom!!!!!
29. What are you doing today? Reading and trying not to puke.
30. Favorite author(s). Dean Koontz, Stephen King, Jeffrey Deaver, James Patterson, Erica Spindler.

I got that survey in an email (thanks Auntie Lu) and I thought it would make a good post. Who am I kidding, it was an easy post for someone as lazy as me. Today I am going to attempt something huge. I am going to attempt to go to the grocery store, alone, for the first time in months. I kid you not, it will wipe me out for hours. My main goal is: dontpukedontpukedontpukedontpuke.
So, we find out if Perry is a boy or girl pretty soon. Let me tell you the 5 reasons I know Perry will be a girl. 1) We have only agreed on a boy's name. 2) I have the cutest scheme picked out for the room--if it is a boy, no idea if it is a girl. 3) I have a lot of boy's clothes I have bought over the years---not even a third as many girls clothes, (out of 3 boxes of baby clothes I have collected over the years.) 4) Everyone thinks this will be a boy. 5) Only a daughter could cause her mother this much strife. Who wants to take bets? Anyone? Bottom line, of course we all want healthy and safe above all.
So Chris was off work on vacation for a month, lucky him spent half the time emptying my barf bucket. He went back to work today at his brand new office, where he was transferred. It is funny because as soon as he checks in, he is putting in paperwork to transfer out. We are going to try and get Donner Pass in Lake Tahoe. He is #1 on the waiting list with 4 officers leaving, so far, so we've got a good chance. Most people don't want it because it is a weigh station but Chris was a heavy equipment mechanic so he would really excel. Also cost of living is low, pay is the same. We could finally afford to buy a home and God willing I could be a stay at home Mom. This wouldn't actually occur until October though. Speaking of Chris, he got a pin that he has to wear on his uniform. It is to commend the fact that he got more felony arrests than any other CHP officer in the whole division!!!! That is like 5 or more offices with hundreds of officers! I am so proud. On a crappy note, he has to have surgery on a tendon in his wrist and will be off for 4-6 weeks. OK enough bragging-by-association.
OK well, that is all for now, wish me luck on my grocery trip! Oh, and Happy April Fool's day!