Wednesday, April 30, 2008
The silver lining is that if he is right, and I really am only 32 weeks, that gives my husband an extra week of leeway to not miss the birth, just in case I go into labor early. Line of thinking...If I'm not as far along, then I don't have the chance of going into labor as early and having him miss it. (He's in Germany, if ya didn't know).
OTHER major bummer of the day...Doc's surgery schedule is changing...They're moving my baby c-section to Monday, the 16th...Better for my parents, bummer for me.
SLIGHT bummer of the day...I have to go pick up Xoe from school. She threw up twice last night but insisted on going to school and that she felt better. They just called me. She has a 100 degree temperature. And I've been feeling nauseous for the past 2 hours. Greaaaat. And my friend just told me three of her kids all threw up last night. I HATE THROWING UP!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait for Xanthe's turn. :)
But all in all, I'm in a pretty good mood. :)
Highlight of the Day...Doc told me I'm measuring perfectly..."right on the money" for my gestational age, and that my weight gain is "perfect." I'm supposed to be gaining a pound a week and that's exactly what I've been doing. So, on the way home I stopped at McDonald's for an Egg McMuffin.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
His latest run is his trip to Hawaii. But they're not the pictures you'd think. As an example, one of his pictures is the closeup of a hot pink orchid in front of unfocused white towels. Anyway, you've gotta check it out. His last post was of the airline seats. He uses black and white to show the mood that it was a depressing feeling that he was going home, whereas if they were just heading over there, it would have been in color. It's stuff you see that should be published. I'm very impressed with him, especially since he just recently started. So, check it out every so often and be uplifted and inspired.
Let me know what you think. (There's a link here on my blog).
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Precious Moments....Need I say more?
Legos...The most random thing though was that they had a bonding over building legos (the bride and groom)...it was a sentimental thing between them. Anyway, they had little favors of legos for the guests. I don't think they meant for them to be broken open before taking them home, but everyone was building them during the two hours we were waiting for them to get there after taking pictures...*sigh*. I won't say anything more about that because they might read this blog, except for this...that in all the years of weddings that we've done, that's one of the things that kind of bums me out. People were hungry and hot (even though the a/c was on) and getting somewhat grouchy. So, it was good we were building monkeys, race cars and space ships. :)
Here's Xoe's finished racecar. Xanthe built a monkey, then changed it into a hawk, but I didn't get a picture.
Here are the girls with the bride and groom:OFFICIAL DECLARATION!!!!
This is the last picture that will be taken of me while pregnant...Unlike when I was pregnant with the girls, my face is getting puffier! (I didn't get puffy with them). I guess it's moved from my feet to my face. You may all have noticed it before, and been nice enough not to tell me, but I didn't. And I'm starting to get SUPER bummed about this. I've decided that I'm just going to enjoy being pregnant the next few weeks, WITHOUT documentation though. :) It's going to be shock enough for my husband how big I've gotten when he comes home in 4 weeks, I don't need everyone else to be shocked. :) So, you won't be seeing any pictures of me. :) I'll consider posting of my belly but no face. :)
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Thanks Mom and Dad for bailing me out! I wish you were here all the time (secretly, of course. I'd never admit it...hahahah) and thanks to all the renditions of "Happy Birthday" that I got from all my family (including two part Indiana Harmony from M&D, Rocky and Piper, and Ruth & Katie's "special" version)! Love you all! Can't wait to see you! Christy
Friday, April 18, 2008
Ruby (my brother Ben and Katie's little girl) was one of those nieces on my last trip to California. I was with Heather when she watched her for three days and at first she wanted to have NOTHING to do with me. She would hide her face in Heather's shoulder, or EVEN try and fold herself in half in the high chair just to hide from me. She was dead-set against having to make any eye contact or acknowledgement of me. I think she was SERIOUSLY hoping I was just a bad dream and would just go away. hehehe. If she walked into a room that I was in, her smile disappeared and she did a full 180 the other way. BUT I didn't take it personally. It just became more of a challenge. By the third day, she was like my bestest friend. She would run and giggle with me and smile for the camera for me, like in the picture above. What a cutie! I love bonding with my nieces and nephews. It's so fun! My sisters, I hope, can all say that I love their children each differently and have a different bond with them. Go Ruby! And yes, I have truly accomplished that feat! Let's just see if it lasts until the next time I come around. :)
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Sounds good, right? Ya, I thought so too...Until Nanette read out loud the first instructions for preparing the actual chickens..."halved, backbone removed, rinsed, patted dry." I don't know about you, but "backbone removed" does not sound very fun. I thought, "Great, Nan is a real trooper for being able to remove the backbone." Suuuuure.....She only got as far as unwrapping the plastic around the chicken and said, "Christy, I can't do it. You have to." So, I'm thinking, there's no problem... until she holds it up and it is a freakin WHOLE tiny, baby chicken.
I felt like it was going to come alive at any moment and instead of crying, I started laughing. I started playing around with the wings and teasing Nan to make it worse. I was showing her the butt hole (sorry) and flapping the wing joints and everything. It was so horrible, but all I could do was laugh. I was laughing as I cut down through the chest and opened it up. Until....I realized I was performing an AUTOPSY. It looked exactly like what they do on CSI. I just cracked the chest cavity open and all these ribs and bones were making a crushing sound. I just kept laughing uncontrollably and Nan was so grossed out she was getting so pissed. BUT I was totally okay, even when I had to scrape around the backbone and had to pull each little teeny tiny rib out, one by one, UNTIL a kidney popped out. I had to lean on the counter cuz I almost fainted. It was all I could do to not throw up. That was just too much for me. It was the size of cherry seed and all bulbousy. I couldn't handle it. (You can see it below). At THAT point, it was Nanette who was laughing and said she had 3 more for me to do. I just put down everything and walked away. I told her, "Hell no. I cannot do another autopsy. That just did me in."
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
LUCK OF THE IRISH TO YA!
Picnic At the Park. Next, we went to the park and had a picnic, courtesy of Subway and Auntie Katie, who gave them the picnic basket. And yes....the girls brought this picnic basket all the way from Arizona. You might be able to see it in the picture of our "Jimmy-Rigged Car". Thank you Auntie Katie! They have picnics everywhere we go! :)
Check out the cute haircut on Xoe. Xanthe has the same one, and they wanted it to be like Auntie Heather's! Thanks Nanette for the haircuts!
There's one other thing we did that night, but I have to save it for my next post. It deserves it's own entry! Happy St. Patrick's Day!
I'm putting out a plea to all you fellow bloggers for some help with my blog. I only know simple basics and am wondering what are the cool things you guys do. How do you get those cool borders around your pictures? Is it something I've just missed "turning on" or is it part of your template? And I'm very concerned with my pictures. Do I need to not have the flash on sometimes? Or have it in a different setting? Tips are welcome and I look forward to them with eagerness. :)
Friday, April 4, 2008
Don't know where they get this from! The girls had a friend over and they were coming up with crafts. Xoe came up with a cell phone made from a capri sun juice box. She swears that she made it up and no one gave her the idea. Seriously...They surprise me all the time. They're now making paper cell phone bags with white paper and a stapler (the purses include handles and all)