Archive for November, 2008

One Word

If you want to play, copy and answer the following with one word:

Where is your cell phone? charging
Where is your significant other? basement
Hair color? red
Your mother? excited
Your father? worried
Your favorite thing? snuggling
Your dream last night? upsetting
Your dream/goal? entrepreneur
The room you’re in? great
Your hobby? reading
Your fear? solitude
Where do you want to be in 6 years? stable
Where were you last night? fireside
What you’re not? comfortable
One of your wish-list items? gadgets
Where you grew up? CT
The last thing you did? decorate
What are you wearing? sweatshirt
Your TV? old
Your pet? dogs
Your computer? Mac
Your mood? decent
Missing someone? no
Favorite store? petco
Our summer? short
Love someone? boy
Your favorite color? purple
When is the last time you laughed? today
Last time you cried? yesterday


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Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving. Today, The Boy and I are headed to my parents’ house today for the day. As usual, it will be a chaotic day with 8 adults, 7.5 kids (including Wicket), and 4 dogs. Luckily, the weather is nice, so the kids will be able burn off some energy outside.

The say that fetuses of this age (nearly 21 weeks!) can actually taste the things that their moms eat, so I am prepared to provide Wicket with a wide variety of Thanksgiving cuisine. Just because I’m a good mom like that.

In the spirit of the day, I want to share the things in my life that I am thankful for:

  • The Boy – Dave is the most wonderful husband a girl could ever ask for. He is a perfect complement to me.
  • Wicket – We’re grateful that you’re coming and can’t wait to meet you.
  • Logan and Bobo – My two boys are the most loyal companions and the best dogs ever.
  • My extended family – Can’t say enough about my parents, brothers, and their families, including my 7 always-entertaining nieces and nephews.
  • My home – I never believed that I could live in such a nice place that is mine. We’ve worked hard to get here, but I’m thankful for every second we spend here.
  • My friends – Old and new, in person and online, the support I get is immeasurable and I hope that I am able to give as well as I get.
  • My colleagues and students – The people in my department gave me opportunity that I barely dreamed possible, which I am eternally grateful for. My students challenge, frustrate, and teach me every day.
  • My life – It’s not without its bumps, but I wouldn’t trade this ride for the world.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

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I don’t know! We didn’t find out. Our ultrasound tech doesn’t even know.  😉

Anyways, after my previous bummer post, I wanted to share some good news about our fair Baby Wicket.

Our ultrasound went fantastically! Everything with Wicket looks right on and we tested extremely low for all genetic disorders. My blood work had come back a little high with a protein that suggests a potential for Spina Bifida, but the ultrasound was also able to eliminate that. They said that a bleed can raise the protein levels, which is what they attributed my levels to. I wasn’t worried, as I figured this was the case. All in all, we’re in the less than 1:20,000 (20k being the highest they go) for pretty much everything, which is fantastic. Out tech told us that most people would kill for our numbers.

The only down note is that I threw up during the ultrasound. As usual, Wicket was moving all over the place and generally uncooperative, so they were pushing down a lot on my belly to get a good shot of the babe. There was also a doctor in there that I think was a newbie-ish resident who was having a hard time getting a good shot, so she was all over the place on my belly.

Well, all of that pushing on my abdomen caused me to get heartburn, which turned into acid reflux, which quickly became nausea. It came on like a freight train and I made friends with the trash can in the room. Once the deed was done, I felt a lot better, but was embarrassed. They said that it was a combination of drinking a ton of water on a near empty stomach, the pushing on my stomach, the fact that I was flat on my back, and a hot room that caused me to feel so sick. I don’t have a lot to complain about, since it was my one and only puking episode during this pregnancy. I was able to pull myself together and go teach my normal 5 hour block of classes that night.

Best of all, I got pictures!



Giving a wave_

Giving a wave

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I’ve been doing a horrible job of keeping the blog up to date. These past couple of months have been overwhelming for many reasons. School has been way more than I expected, in both good and bad ways (mostly good). The Boy has been completely overwhelmed with his responsibilities between his teaching gigs at the high school and aduncting, as well as the classes that he takes and the million and one committees he’s on. It’s been tough to be on m own so much of the time. Everything he does is for a better future for us, and it will pay off… right now is just a bit tough.

As for me, I’m still status quo. I’ve been on pelvic rest since the incident back in September. There is still a small tear in my placenta, but the good news is that it hasn’t gotten any bigger. The hope is that when my placenta moves over time, the issue will take care of itself. It’s just been rough, because I’m not able to do anything. I’m a pretty independent person, so it’s been tough to sit around and watch people do everything while I watch from the couch. Plus, my body is getting sore from sitting on my ass all the time. It could be worse, but I’m generally frustrated.

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