Friday, May 29, 2009

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Nathan Update

Not much to report this week. Everything at my apt. went great. Heart beat was strong, measuring right on track, weight gain was....well....anyway, we are both doing fine and about 7.5 weeks left before induction! yay!!!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Bringing Me Back

Yesterday I had a fun experience with the kids. It has been a long week, a little stressful, a little tiring. The kids had been quarelling all day long and I was just feeling a little bit "done". :) Well so I am sitting on the couch with Suzy and she keeps trying to pull my shirt up so she can look at my "beeeeg bewwy!" So then Caeden and Gavin come running over to stare at the humongous tummy and ask me questions...."Mommy, is baby Nathan getting even bigger?" "Is your tummy itchy?" "Is your belly button going to fall off?" So then Gavin asks the question, "Can I feel him? Is he kicking?" At the time he wasn't so I suggested that the boys bring me a little cup of lemonade and we would see if that would wake him up. So they ran and got me a cup and I drank it down and within a minute the baby was bouncing all over the place. The kids were extatic! They had so much fun just watching my tummy move around and feeling the kicks. For a few minutes no one was fighting, no one was crying, everyone was sitting there together and just happy and excited. It was just another one of those experiences that reminded me that no matter what stresses life might present, I am so blessed to be a mother and a wife. Love conquers all! :)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Have you ever been on the phone with someone and you just wanted to reach right through and grab them by the neck and shake them?
I called our mortgage company today to make a payment, okay, I am trying to give them MONEY! You would think that they would be more accommodating when someone is doing their best to pay them. But noooooooooo.
First of all they ask you if you want to use your loan number or social to verify the account. If you give them the loan number, they then ask for your social so tell me, why was there ever an option? Then I sit on hold for 10 really, it was actually 10 minutes. The lady comes on the phone and the first thing she asks for is my loan number. Okay, what was the point of my entering it if she's just going to ask for it anyway?
Enough with that. So I tell her I need to make a payment from two different accounts using two different checks. Silence. Um, are you there?? I repeat myself. She totally doesn't understand what I am needing to do. So I explain it slowly. She then tells me that they don't do that. I inform her that they most certainly do, we have done it before. We just need to pay half from one checking account and half from another, not hard. Well then I ask what the total is because I don't have a statement in front of me. Well she can't tell me that because my name isn't on the loan. Because I am, of course, trying to commit fraud by paying money TO an account that I just happen to have the name, address, social security, loan number, etc. for. I guess the exact payment amount is classified.
Anyway, we go around and around and she is as helpful as a dog tick. Seriously, I finally got so upset that I started crying, said thank you and hung up on her.
I then went and ate two cookies to compensate for my emotional distress.....make that three.
Seriously, why is it so impossible to get people to help you and work with you sometimes? Grrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Update #2

No gestational diabetes! YAY!! I celebrated with Oreo Cakesters..yummm. I do, however, have low iron. The good news is that it explains some of the things I've been going through. Maybe the supplements will help!! :)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Nathan Update

I had my check up today. Things are looking great. Nathan is now measuring at right around 3 & 1/2 lbs. He is also measuring about 1 week ahead of my due date (and also my uterus) so looks like he may be a little bigger than Caeden and Suzy were and closer to Gavin at delivery. We shall see! :)Size aside, he looks fabulous and happy. More good news, the dr. believes we are no longer needing to see the high-risk specialist every month so yay! We may end up seeing him one or two more times to check size and measurements but the pregnancy itself is no longer considered to be high risk.
We have just under 10 weeks until induction time so we are getting excited and starting to get a few things ready. The kids are getting PUMPED!
So that's the news on our little one. I had my glucose test today so I should find out the results of that sometime soon. You will know if you hear the desperate cries echoing through the land, that I failed. Keep your fingers crossed! :)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Should I Lie?

So this morning I am in the bathroom doing..well, bathroom things. :) And I hear a little voice....(not in my head, it was Suzy).
"Mommy?? Where aaaare youuuuuuuu?"
And I found myself at a crossroads. I know lately she has been getting a little nervous if she doesn't know where I am. So here are my options:
#1- I can call back to her, ease her fears and just let her come find me and oogle over whatever I have left in the toilet. Also should I choose this option I am sure she will ask me a thousand questions: "Mommy, what are you doing?" "Are you going pee pee?" "Are you going poo poo?" "Can I see?"
#2- I can just not say anything at all. I can let her run around and continue to call for me and then begin hysterics after about the fourth time of me not answering. Still not a peaceful potty-going experience but at least she's not in there with her big blue eyes staring at me.
#3- I could lie. I could tell her I'm upstairs and just prolong the panic. It will take her a minute to get upstairs and look around and figure out that I'm not really there. Of course, the downside (aside from the shame of openly deceiving a two year old) is that once she realizes I'm not where I said I was, the true cardiac arrest type panic will set in and it might take a good twenty minutes of cuddling to undo the damage.
So there I sat, at the crossroads of the lou. Sigh...."I'm in the bathroom Suzy."

*At least she's adorable! :)

Monday, May 11, 2009


Well, it didn't turn out nearly as pretty as the one in the picture but it tasted pretty yummy. I ended up not doing the chocolate and for the sake of $ I used frozen raspberries, blackberries and blueberries (yeah, I kept the blueberries). The mandarin oranges were a last minute choice to give it more color, not sure it really did much for the over-all taste, might leave them off next time. I did a boston cream filling instead of custard, mostly because I'm pregnant and lazy. I also skipped the apricot glaze but think I might do that next time. It needed a little something more. I also think next time I will go for a shortbread cookie crust instead of traditional pie crust.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

"I'm in the Moooooood....."

My next baking master the fruit tart. This recipe looks divine, maybe some strawberries on there too and hex the blue berries? What do you think? I'm seeing maybe a thin layer of chocolate along the bottom of the crust, cover it a vanilla custard and then the fruit with a nice apricot glaze?

Friday, May 1, 2009

A Typical Conversation

Standing in line at Ben Franklin I had the following conversation with the lady behind me.
As she looks at my belly, "Are you about due?"
"Um, no, not really."
"Oh, you look like you are."
Sigh..."Yeah, I'm due the end of July."
Shocked look "Really?!?!"
No mam, I'm lying about my due date to make the pregnancy longer. "Yeah."
"Wow, is it...."
Just stop, I know what's coming. "It's just one baby."
"Must be a big baby!"
"I guess."