Friday, April 29, 2011

Doxa Week

What a CRAZY week!

As some of you already know Tink and I are both part of the same dance company. She takes the Petite Praiser class, which is for 4 years to kindergarten, and I take the adult class. I have been the mom who coordinates her class for concert for the last 2 years. This semester I decided I would join the adults. I am so thankful I did! I am loving it!

Last week was Doxa week. We had class or rehearsal every night getting ready for Friday's concert. They were about 3 hours each night. Not only did I dance I also coordinated the Petite class, making sure they are lined up correctly and on stage with the right prop at the right time and behaving in the audience between their dances. I did have another mom and my mom who sat with the girls while I was on stage or changing outfits.

Needless to say, I was exhausted by Friday night. I really thought I would have a hard time going onto stage and preforming in front of approx 500 people, but I actually felt at peace and loved every minute of it.

We performed the story of Joseph. I really learned a lot doing the bible study that went along with this story. I am hopeful that everyone there now has a better understanding of the forgiveness and faithfulness that Joseph had for his family and God and will somehow weave this into their own lives.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Thanks Mom and Dad!

My parents made dinner for my birthday last Thursday. It was an interesting evening.

They made bbq chicken on the grill and my all time favorite cake.

My nephews were there. And were their usual terribly behaved selves.

My parents got into a fight at dinner.

With all the commotion going on at the dinner table I didn't realize the chicken leg I was eating wasn't fully cooked. No one else had the legs, they snagged all the breasts while I was making Tink a plate.

Thanks Mom and Dad, but next year I think I'll skip the food poisoning if it's all the same to you. I've never been so sick in my entire life!!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Quiet Birthdays are for sissies!

Yesterday was my birthday. I am now 34. Yeah me!!

And how did I spend my day? I'm so glad you asked!

I dropped a cranky Tink off at school and spent the school day at work.

After school I picked Tink up and headed over to her friend Lexi's house for a play date while the mommas chatted. At Lexi's we ate pizza, made cupcakes and Tink tried to break her nose. Apparently she has recently discovered she is an Olympic gymnast in training. It seems you need a running start when you try to walk on your hands. And when you do a nose dive doing this it often leads to much blood and crying and rug burn down you nose and mouth. Who knew?!

Then after all the fun was over we headed home to get soccer clothes and head over to practice. Did I mention it was parents vs kids night for a scrimmage? Of course Hubbs went back to work yesterday (FINALLY! after a 2 month layoff) and didn't make it home in time for practice. Guess who got to play? Yep, I was lucky enough to get to play!!
Yes, I am qualified to play soccer! How dare you think I'm not coordinated enough to play soccer. That's just an ugly rumor Hubbs started! BTW, the kids rocked!!

Hubbs called when we were pulling out of the parking lot at soccer. He had just pulled into town and was making me dinner at his mom's and then she was going to cut and color my hair as a bday gift. Score one for me! My MIL was actually pleasant during the visit. Shocking! Although for the record, when I mentioned the ultrasound last week she did quickly change the subject. She's nice like that. I guess I can't have it all on my bday.

So, it ended up being an interesting day and evening.

Tonight my mom is making my family dinner for my bday. My brother and his monsters will be there. It's gonna be another great evening!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

First OB visit.

I went to my first ob visit today. I found out a few interesting things.

  • We have 1 (ONE) baby on the way! Not 2 as Hubbs was predicting.

  • I am 11 weeks tomorrow. Which puts me due on Nov. 3. This I already knew.

  • I also have many small fibroids on my uterus, which will be monitored during and after this pregnancy. This I did not know.

  • I also had my first ultrasound and have pics to take home to Tink and Hubbs. Due to the fibroids I will be having MANY ultrasounds during this pregnancy.

  • And like most pregnant women I have developed a heart murmur. I did not know this was common.

  • I HATE having blood drawn! I already knew this too, just thought I'd share. I was poked 3 times plus a lot of needle wiggling to get blood today. I warned the nurse she was going to have problems getting a vein when she walked into the room. She finally had to settle on a vein on the top of my hand.

  • Lastly, I have gained 2 pounds so far. I was a little worried about this, I definatley have a pouch going on and was worried I had gained too much. I'm actually doing ok. I like to keep the weight gain under control! With Tink I gained 30 lbs, which was fine, but I then lost 65 due to breastfeeding.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Crap!!! Not again!

Yesterday at work I ran the vacuum and cleaned the office a little bit. When I got home later I had a little bit of spotting. Crap! I took the rest of the evening off and stayed in the recliner while Hubbs took care of everything. I seem to be doing ok now. I am back at work today and taking it easy here. I did this my ENTIRE pregnancy with Tink. I went between light spotting and actual bleeding. I was constantly at the dr freaking out over it. I am trying not to freak out this time around. Until my visit on Wed I am going to try to take it easy so I hopefully won't have any more problems.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The general consensus

Hubbs has been referring to the baby as "Them." As in twins. He is positive we are having twins. The idea scares me a little. I talked to one of my high school friends who had twins almost 3 years ago, she agrees that my chances are pretty good. It seems that when you are having twins you not only get large faster, your symptoms are often worse than regular pregnancy symptoms. I feel like I am the whiniest pregnant woman ever, but honestly I don't remember feeling this bad the first time around. Maybe it's just because I am older and have Tink keeping me busy that is making me feel worse. All I want to do is sleep. I could sleep all day if I had the chance. My morning sickness is never ending. I feel nasty all day every day. My boobs are HUGE! Like overflowing from my bra already. They got huge with Tink, but not this early on, it was almost to the end before they were this large. My belly looks now at 10 weeks like I did with Tink at 4 months. Maybe I'm just overreacting. I guess I'll find out what the dr thinks next week.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

What's going on at our house?

I don't remember EVER feeling this crappy. EVER! This morning sickness is never ending. I might (not positive about this) feel better if I could actually throw up. Instead I feel like I am about to all day long. And all night. It's a lovely feeling. I keep telling myself it will pass and the end result is sooo worth it! But honestly, who wants to feel like this!? It sucks. In other and less whiny news: Soccer season started this week. Tink's first practice was rained out on Monday. So tonight is her first practice. Tink is super excited! There are 8 kids on the team and Tink knows 5 of them. Three are girls from her class, one is my brother's youngest son and the other is Tink's friend's little brother. Should be a fun season!! We got news that Hubbs should be going back to work next week. Oh I hope so! Money is pretty tight right now. He's been off for 2 months. My first ob appointment is in one week! I can't wait! I am at 10 weeks right now. That's using my estimation, hopefully the dr puts me there or I would be happy with a few weeks ahead of that. One of my SIL's called me earlier this week and offered us baby stuff. Things like a crib, swing, car seat, stroller and other smaller items. We have nothing left from Tink. We didn't think we would have more kids and got rid of EVERYTHING. I gave some of our stuff to this SIL and now she is returning the favor. It's great to have SILs like that! I think that's about all that is going on at our house.