Why am I doing this?

Friday, May 30, 2008

Final Countdown!

I am due in one month!! I cannot believe it.

Jason and I have been watching season one of Heroes. It is an amazing show. If you can pick it up, I highly recommend it!

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Back to work

I had another stellar Doctor appointment yesterday, so she told me I could go bak to my normal routine if I rested a bit. So here I am at work, plugging away.

Hopefully all will stay normal and I will finish this pregnancy with flying colors! Fingers crossed! :-)

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Uneventful weekend?

So since I had such a good Dr appointment on Thursday, we decided I could ride in a car to hang out with some friends in St. Louis. Nothing stressful, just relaxing and BBQ. I sat around in Curt and Krista's house and then sat around some more. Jason rode and Krista and Sarah took Dillon for a walk so I could rest. (Thanks Ladies!) We had some really good brisket and potato salad.

Now let me tell you about the drive home. First off, we got on the road right before 8 pm which was later than we had planned. No big deal though. Dillon fell asleep 10 minutes into the drive. We got about 10 miles away and it started to rain and look stormy. I called Curt and he checked the radar - nothing much - some storms. Nothing to get excited about! Right? Wrong! We got to Wentzville and Jason pulled off to get gas and "rest" for a minute. Got gas, nothing calmed down, but we decided we could not sit at QT all night. So we forged ahead. We got 10-20 more miles down the road - driving about 30 MPH and all h-e-double hockey sticks broke loose. Jason could not see, cars were stopping on the highway, the car was being blown so hard we both thought it would tip over - IT WAS VERY SCARY. So here is the best part...Jason decided to pull over. He wanted to find an overpass, I lost it. I started crying. I was so scared I could no longer keep my composure. He got stopped and me calmed down and then Dillon woke up and got scared. We sat there for 5-10 minutes and it let up enough to go. We drove through a few more hairy spots and then it got a lot calmer. Needless to say, we made it home in one piece and we have never been more glad. I have never been through anything like that in my life. My husband is my hero and I am so glad he was with me and got us through that!!

So now it is back to relaxing and not chancing things! I learned my lesson!

Friday, May 23, 2008

I almost forgot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Today starts my birthday countdown! One month till my birthday. The real question is...

Will I have a new baby?

Will I be in labor?

Will I be VERY, VERY pregnant?

Any predictions?

Good news!

I had a good appointment yesterday. My blood pressure was normal! I am still on bed rest. I go back again on Tuesday and if it is still normal, she is going to give me some more freedom! That would include taking it easy, but getting to get out a little, even going in to the office a few days a week. That would be nice. She also said if there are no other bumps, she will let me go in to labor on my own! I love my Doctor.

I have some friends I really need to thank. First off, Kelly and Seth watched Dillon yesterday while Jason took me to the Doctor. Thank you - especially since he threw a huge fit when we left. Next, Jonathan and Leslie brought us a WONDERFUL dinner last night. Leslie also brought me a ton of magazines to read. All of it was so nice and it was great to catch up with them. Thank goodness for our friends, especially since we do not have any family close.

We watched the season finale of Grey's Anatomy last night. First off, let me say we have never watched this show before, the previews sucked us in. It was SOOOO good! We really enjoyed it. I might have to try and pick it up next season.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Nothing new. I was craving Mexican food so bad last night, Jason went and brought it home. Yummy!!! He also drove me around in the car. I know it was killing him, but I had to get out of the house.

I am slowly starting to get some work stuff in line. I wish I was a better planner and organizer - things would be easier to pick-up for my co-workers. For example - we have a 2 day planning retreat planned the first week of July. Besides e-mails, my plans are on post-it notes on my computer at work.

I was up all night last night. I could not sleep. I got out of bed and watched TV. I finished a Batman movie and started watching Anaconda. Fun times. I did not realize that Owen Wilson and Jennifer Lopez were in that movie.

I go to the Doctor this afternoon. Hopefully she will make a plan for me.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


Seriously, this is only day 2? This is killing me and I am even cheating a bit. (I sat outside last night and I go upstairs in the morning to get Dillon up.) My legs are tired from just sitting/laying. I sure hope I do not have 6 weeks of this!

I go back to the Doctor on Thursday. Hopefully, she will let me do a few more things...

Of course, we were going to go on a trip this weekend, but now we cannot. I guess we'll stay here.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Day 1 of Bed Rest

Yes, you are reading that right. I got put on bed rest. I have to admit, I wondered if it was coming, but I was trying to ignore it and push on. After all, I have way too many things to do before the Boy gets here. So I am weepy, upset, depressed, and trying to decide what the hell I am going to do about taking care of my family, my house, my household, and my position at work.

I wish someone would explain to me why my body does great with pregnancy until I get to the end? Sucks!

If you need me - guess where I will be!!!!

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Searching for Jason

Well not really - I know where he is - I just have not got to spend any time with him lately. Bummer. I guess that happens when you work and have a family. He has been trying to get some riding in and I have been trying to oblige that request while I can.

I have my last class tonight. I am not teaching next semester. I am going to take a break. I am in the process of completing my paperwork for full licensure! I can't wait to get it done and sent in. I am thinking we will need to have a celebration once it is officially complete. With my luck, I will then be in labor or something.

This weather is killing me. About the time we get our backyard dried up it rains again. I think we are supposed to get a TON of rain tonight - Joy! Such is spring I guess.

Your thought for the day. Why are people always in such a hurry? I guess I can slip into that too, but I try VERY hard not to. What are they hurrying to do? Get through life faster? I am pretty sure that we all have the same fate ahead - why get there quicker? Slow down people. Take time to live. Enjoy someone or something today.

Monday, May 05, 2008

I posted a record time today at the Doctor's office. I swear I was in and out in 10 minutes flat.

32 weeks! I cannot even believe it. Where did the time go. Halloween was yesterday and I was fighting throwing up. (For the record, I never did!)

I was thinking last night about giving birth...that is not the hard part. After Dillon was born, I had had really bad post-partum depression. I am so scared that it will happen again. Talk about feeling like an absolute FREAK. If you have had it, you know what I mean. Mine was not the "baby blues" it was full blown. I am trying to stay positive and think that I know what it is now, I can fight it and it will not control me like it did then. I guess we'll see!

Sunday, May 04, 2008

I drove through campus earlier this evening...it is official...I am no longer cool. Some may argue that I was never cool - fair enough. Just in case you were wondering how I know this, I pulled up next to an Explorer full of young men, most likely Mizzou students. I had my windows down and I was in the car alone, so I had to radio up a little louder than usual, not loud by any means (my husband taught me what a good stereo sounds like and the KIA does not have one). Ok, so forget the fact that they look over and see a pregnant women - the song that was leaving the car - Jethro Tull.

Alicia = Not Cool

Poor Dillon and Brodie.

Friday, May 02, 2008

I finally got some sleep last night. Monday and Tuesday night, I could not sleep. I could not get comfortable. Wednesday night, I slept in the recliner, but Dillon was up all night coughing. It was a weird cough - it worried me. I was up every two hours getting him a drink of water. He has had a cough for a few weeks, but it has been off and on and never has kept him up at night. I took him to the Doctor yesterday, she said everything looked good, so he is on allergy medicine. Last night was a little better. We turned on the air. I hated to, but I needed sleep, so he needed to sleep. I figured the air conditioner would take the gunk out of the air.

Other than that, nothing new. I think we are going to try and move Dillon's room upstairs this weekend. That should be interesting.

Happy Friday!