Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A Lil of this & that

So... this is going to be a "rant" of sorts because I am a little bitter!

Through this pregnancy I was shocked to not gain any weight until my 6 &1/2 mo appt & so when I 9lbs from my 5mo to my 6&1/2 mo appt I was like "sweet!"... Well the nurse practitioneer came in (this was 3wks ago) & said "oh well you gained 9lbs & since you were still a little overwieght from the 1st baby, you need to be careful what you eat & to exercise more... So I took it personally & thought she was saying I was fat (doesn't that sound like what she siad) so I honestly over the next 3wks, watched what I ate & walked as much as I could (I spent 2 days walking around the mall, took up walking to the mailbox which is around the corner, & watching a little boy Brok's age & chasing him) & I knew I was going to gain some more weight... But when I went in today I had only gained 5lbs... now that makes 14lbs over 7mo & that breaks down to 2lbs a month... which I thought was good... Except the nurse practitioner didn't think so.
This is how the conversation went:
NP: Oh, 5lbs in 3 weeks, we need to watch that.
Me: Yeah most of it is baby cause look, I am pretty much double what I was last appt
NP: I promise you, your baby didn't gain 5lbs in 3 weeks cause he is going to be only 7lbs or less when he is born.
ME(inserted hastily & very very rudely): No, try 9lbs or more, I have big babies & they run in my family.
NP: Oh well we aren't going to let him get that big
ME: Then you are going to have to get him out in about 5wks or less cause I promise he already weighs 3lbs (or close to)
NP(quickly moving onto the next subject): Let's check his heart, Oh, his little knee is poking out, it's so hard there.
ME: yeah it's been that way for 2 days
What does she do but push extremely hard on him trying to get him to move
ME: I've been trying that for 2days he's not moving, he doesn't have the room & that hurts
(she pushes more)
ME: that hurts!
NP: that's just part of being preg, it's just normal preg pains (uh-huh like I have never been preg before right?)
NP: good it's 145 (his heart), between 130-160 is good, see (holds up the little microphone thing) 145
ME: yeah I am not concerned.
NP: so let's measure your stomach now
I lay down, she measures...
NP: well he's measuring big (DUH) you are 29.5cm & you should be about 27.5cm.
ME: yeah well I have big babies, my first was 2wks early & was 9lbs
She looks @ me like I am crazy
NP: ok so we'll see you in 2wks @ 30wks, then 32, 34 & 36 wks then once a week after that. YAY you're in the 2wk appts. Let's watch that weight, 1lb a week is good, anymore than that & we get worried, also don't forget to take your iron pills, they did tell you about you being anemic right?
ME: well no, they just said get some iron, here's a prescription & go get it & what am i supposed to do? I eat well, I walk alot more than before, I can't really help how much I gain!
NP: well so they did. & you finished the antibiotic> not having anymore pains or anything?
ME: no, I never did before & if anything, It made it worse.
NP: well we like to be cautious.

SO... needless to say, I left in a bad mood, not excited at all & very frustrated about everything... I mean am I really that fat? do I look fat? really? I know that your weight should only be a certain amt for your height but seriously? & honestly, if my doctor didn't take forever for me to be seen (everytime I have seen him I waited for 2hrs) I would never see her again. I plan on talking to the doc about it because that it ridiculous!!!! So now I am afraid to go to the doc because I don't want her to tell me I am fat again... My blood pressure & sugar are ok so it's not affecting that...

Anyway, Thanks for letting me rant...

Good news here-Brok is now off the bottle totally & sleeping 10+hrs @ night... He is also doing well with his early intervention therapy. He pulls himself up on me & tries to everywhere else, he is just not sure how, or maybe it's not the how... I want to get inside his little brain... He is just so stinking cute! I love him to death!
I also got swamped last week with orders, 15!!!! It was amazing & I am slowly working on getting them all done!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Let's play a game!

Here are the directions:
1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!
2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you. If you don't want to play on your blog, or if you don't have a blog, I'll leave my memory of you in my comments. HAVE FUN!

I am interested to see the many different memories people have of me... hmmmm....

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Good Birthday!

So Friday was my birthday for those that didn't know & it was a LOT better than last year! Last year Kevin had just started classes & gotten in trouble for not having pens he needed, his belt having one little gold scratch on it, & not having his hair short enough so after spending the day alone, I had to spend the evening running his errands!

This year, I woke up to make Kevin's lunch but he didn't need me to so I just laid in bed & read! Brok woke up when the garage opened so I didn't get to sleep but he was being so good so I didn't mind. Kevin got me a pregnancy massage (I have been so sore with this guy) and a spa pedicure gift certificate so I will get those in the next few weeks!
Brok went down for an early nap because my friend from high school, Heather (Richardson) Baker & I went to lunch & the mall. She lives out in Mesa & she & her husband Kevin are so good to come to hang out with us even though it's so far away! We had a delicious lunch at Jason's Deli where I had the best turkey sandwich & tomato basil soup I have ever had! Then We hit the mall & though we didn't spend much money, I got a cute outfit for Luke @ Pumpkin Patch & a new shirt for me!

Kevin then took me to dinner where it was supposed to be a date but our babysitter (my friend that we had asked @ like noon) fell asleep & our house was for some reason super hot so Brok came with us. We ended up going to TGIFridays & it was delicious! We rented a movie & went home to find out that for some reason our AC had died! AH!!! It wouldn't have been so bad had we not had a 2-story house. Luckily, it wasn't too too hot (I remember when my parent's AC went out the summer before my senior year & it got to be over 100degrees) so I wasn't that bad but it was pretty uncomfortable. Needless to say, I was totally lethargic because the heat & fell asleep around 1030... Overall it was a good day though!

We called an AC repair guy as soon as we could in the morning yesterday & because I told them I was 7mo preg & we had a little guy, they came so fast! He crawled up in the super hot attic & found out our main curcuit board that runs the fan & ac was bad, all the relays were stuck open. So he bypassed it until we could get permission from the landlord to fix it & take it out of rent next month! Basically the fan always stays on & the AC runs normal now. It was so much better to sleep last night!!!!

As for anything else exciting... I found out I am anemic & that I MIGHT have a UTI even though I never felt any signs... That is fun tons of pills for me.
We also decided it was time for Brok to not have bottles anymore so we "threw them out" & he is trying to figure out the sippy cup thing... Which I have no patience for & I feel so bad for him but oh well huh? He also has new shoes he gets to wear that don't let him point his toes & he is getting better at pulling up to standing! YAY

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Our 4th of July Weekend

So Last year at this time I had just moved to Texas alone & was still getting used to the idea of living without a husband... Kevin was still in Tech school & unable to live with us except on Weekends... but at this point he still couldn't leave base at all & had to wear his camo uniform all the time except for at the dorms (yeah long sleeved HOT material & boots in the heat+humidity?) and had to march everywhere... On the 4th last year while he had the day off, they bussed all the students to Burkburnette (about 15 miles away) to watch their fireworks... but in their nice dress uniforms. I had to drive all the way out there alone & since no cell phones in uniform (at least while in school) I walked around for like an hour before I finally found him & then we had to act like we weren't married (again no PDA in uniform) & the mosquitos were ridiculous!

anyway so we thought well this year is going to be better because A) he's not in school so he got to be a normal person in "civilian clothes" & B) no mosquitos... Well turns out that our "friends" or those who appear to like us when it's convenient for them, didn't want to BBQ or go bowling (which that's what they do & it was $1 a game for part of the day) or do anything with us... not so bad right? well we just decided to spend the holiday as a family & enjoy the fact that Brok was older... Except...


So that was a discouraging factor but we thought there are so many places to see fireworks we can watch them either on base or out on our balcony... NOPE! The wind kicked up around 7pm & it's still light out so by the time we went to the base 20 min later, all the festivities & the fun had been cancelled due to the wind (I guess fire danger which I do understand but come on!) & then we get home after getting some dinner & what do you know, it's lightening out so there were NO FIREWORK shows on our side of town! :( Oh well huh...

Yesterday we got to sleep in the latest we have slept in since having Brok & spent the majority of our day helping Kevin's supervisor move (ok, I just sat there & watched but he helped) & today we went to our new ward & WOW! Already the relief society president, bishop & a few others know who we are which to us is amazing because we were in our ward in Buckeye for 7mo & the bishop asked every week if we were new...

Overall it has been a good weekend & tomorrow is "family day" for the base but Kevin has weekend duty & so he has to go in for a few hours & I am watching a little boy Brok's age for 3 hrs but it will be good to be home & relax!!!

Hope everyone had a good 4th & stayed safe!