Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sibling Rivalry...the dog version

We have a new addition to our growing family....a puppy.  I am a bleeding heart animal lover and when it comes to abandoned animals I just can't turn the other way.  We went to my in laws on Sunday and there she was just looking all cute and puppy like.  Someone had dumped her the day before and I knew that if we didn't take her home that she wouldn't make it...all puppies either wander off and get lost or get ran over out there. My in laws live in the country and it's just not puppy friendly.  Good news is that I have already found her a great home when she gets a little older and bigger.  We just can't keep her as much as we or should I say Alex and I want too.  For one we already have three dogs and adding one more plus a baby is too much.  Secondly she is going to be a pretty big dog.  We just don't have the room for a big dog in our small house.  I am happy to say that I am giving her to a dear friend of mine with a huge yard and we will get to see her pretty much anytime we would like!!  So anyway like I said we already have three dogs.  Peetie the seven-eight year old Jack Russell Chihuahua mix.  Lucky who is a five year old full bred Jack Russell Terrier (our first dog) and of course Hammie the two year old full bred Dachshund who is my baby.  Hammie is the most free spirited, humorous, loving, and goofy dog I have ever owned.  He is definitely a momma's boy and up until this point has been the "baby" of the family.  He has been around plenty of other animals.  We at one point had a cat who he absolutely adored.  We have dogsat our neighbors two dogs on numerous occassions and he has been fine.  Oh and i'm sure if memory serves me right that over the past two years that I have brought in one or two stray animals in need of rescuing.  Peetie tends to be our grump and we were worried that he would oh I don't know eat the puppy but as it turns out Peetie could care less.  Nope it's not Peetie that is the cause of concern.  It's Hammie who this morning actually got mad enough and snipped that the puppy.  Hammie is MAD. At first everything was cool and he seemed his usual loving free spirited self.  Then reality sunk in and he realized that this little thing was getting way more attention than he was and as it so happens he doesn't like that very much.  Not only is he mad at the puppy he's mad at me too.  You should see the dirty dog looks i'm getting.  He wants nothing to do with the sweet little puppy's advances to play or snuggle.  I'm hoping that this doesn't last and that in a few days Hammie will adjust. Hopefully he will realize that he hasn't been replaced and that he still has his place in our family. All of this got me to thinking about Alex.  I really think that he is going to have the same reaction to his baby brother or sister minus the getting mad and snapping at the baby of course.  Rite now it's all fun and exciting but when the baby actually gets here I think Alex is going to have a really hard time.  He has been the only child and grandchild for 9 years.  I have no idea how to prepare him for what lays ahead. I guess I need to start doing some research!!  Do you guys have any suggestions?
Happy Tuesday!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Eating for Two

Last night I had to run to Walgreens to get a few things like trash bags and bottled water.  I waited until after Alex was in bed so I could spend as much time as possible with my little guy.  By the time I headed out I was starving...I knew I should have grabbed a snack before I left the house but I was in a hurry.  Shopping while hungry and pregnant is NOT a good combination.  Anyway just across the way from Walgreens there is a Subway. I love Subway and decided I would take a small detour and grab myself something to eat.  I also decided that it was going to be my little secret.  If I had called the boys at home to see what they wanted not only would it have taken forever to get MY sandwich it would have cost $20 instead of $3.80.  So not only was I saving time I was saving money...or at least that was my justification.  It's not like we didn't have food at home for them to eat. I was just going to starve if I didn't eat right then!! (Justification number 2).  So I go into Subway and decide upon having a 6" meatball sub. Maybe not the most healthy thing in the world to eat at 9 at night but oh was it ever good!  The guy who worked there was super nice.  He looked at me and said with this huge smile on his face "I added a few extra meatballs (Free of charge) on there for you because you are eating for two."  I must of had a weird maybe stunned look on my face because his eyes got huge. Like the oh crap she really isn't pregnant and I have just insulted a customer look.  He then says "You are eating for two right?!"  I couldn't help but laugh and smile the biggest smile ever!!  I told him yes and thank you very much for the extra meat balls. Then our conversation went on from there discussing due dates and the how hot and miserable I was going to be this summer.  He was a super nice guy!  What was even cooler is that someone actually could tell I was pregnant!!!  I couldn't believe it guys! When I was pregnant with Alex no one could tell until I was at least 14-16 weeks and even then my bump was small.  I know that it isn't baby that is showing yet but it's still super uber cool!  I just hope it's normal...I worry about that alot. Is this or that normal. Am I ok? Is the baby ok? I am sure that I am driving Steven crazy. Anyway I got so busted on my subway trip because of course I had to tell my hubby that someone actually knew I was preggo! 
Happy Wednesday!! It's almost the weekend!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

5 weeks!

As of Saturday April 17, 2010 I am five weeks pregnant.  According to all of the great online pregnancy websites this is what is happening to Baby B this week: During the early part of this pregnancy at 5 weeks the central nervous system, muscles, bones and even the heart will begin to form. Early skeletal development is also possible at or around pregnancy week 5.  During the early part of this pregnancy at 5 weeks the central nervous system, muscles, bones and even the heart will begin to form. Early skeletal development is also possible at or around pregnancy week 5. Wow! Lots of things are happening this week.  We have such a long way to go before I hit my second trimester.  Trust me I am counting down the weeks!!  I can't wait to hit that milestone.  I am feeling pretty good for the most part.  I am still extremely tired and my breast are still sore.  I have grown quite a bit in both my chest and stomach area.  My mom was gracious enough to take me bra shopping Sunday....let's just say I have gone up TWO cup sizes!  Yikes!  My pants are really tight and in my opinion I am huge for only being 5 weeks.  Everyone has told me that you get big alot quicker your second pregnancy but come on! By the evening I am so tired and nauseus that all I want to do is go to bed.  Another symptom that I am having that I no I did NOT have while I was pregnant with Alex is I am so thirsty all of the time.  I can't seem to get enough to drink. I am drinking nothing but water and juice now and my thirst is never quenched no matter how much I drink.  I hope this is normal.  I am just loving all of these symptoms even though they may not be pleasant.
Ok so I will end with my five week tummy picture.  I never thought I would have a tummy at five weeks to actually take a picture of!

5 weeks
(Don't mind the toilet in the background....didn't realize how noticeable it was!)

Happy Tuesday!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010


I am trying not to stress out at the moment.  I no it isn't good for me to worry and that I just need to relax BUT it's really hard.  I am so worried right now about insurance.  We have none.  My job doesn't offer it and my husband's previous job didn't either (he was laid off in November) so we have just been paying out of pocket to go to the doctor.  I guess I assumed that when and if I did get pregnant that we would have this issue figured out by now but we don't.  Here's the kicker....even with my husband being unemployed we still make $200 a month too much to qualify for Sooner Care, which is our states Medicaid program.  Even if I were to take out a policy today I don't think my pregnancy would be covered because of that wonderful thing called a Pre Existing Condition.  How in the heck is pregnancy pre existing?  I hate insurance companies. I hate them with a passion.  My ex-husband suffered from Epilepsy so I have alot of experience dealing with them NOT covering stuff due to "pre-existing".  It was the most frustrating thing I have had to deal with when it comes to medical stuff.  Anyway I know that I have a few weeks until it is really imperitive that I go to my first prenatal visit.  My husbands unemployement is up in four weeks...yep we are really going to be hurting then.  Jobs are scarce around here and we are even considering a move.  However when he doesn't have that money coming in anymore I will qualify I think. He maybe eligible for an extension if the Bill goes thru so i'm really unclear if we will be required to take that money.  We can't just simply quit getting the unemployement rite now just so we can get Sooner Care.  Ugh!!!  I want the best for this baby and with my history I feel like the sooner I go to the doctor the better. So I guess i'm asking you guys to say a prayer!  I know that God is listening and that He will take care of me and this baby. 
Ok enough about that. Whew I feel better to get that off my chest!  So I decided that i'm going to start documenting this pregnancy so I can look back a year from now and remember everything.  I regret not doing that while I was pregnant with Alex.  It's amazing how much you forget!  So I went online and did a due date calculator and according to my last menstrual cycle the baby will be due roughly around December 18, 2010. Wow a Christmas baby! I am about five weeks and I already feel pregnant. I LOVE it!  I have had a few waves of nausea but for the most part it hasn't kicked in full force yet. I was so very sick with Alex and it lasted about two months.  I'm really hoping that I bypass that part but if not that's ok too.  I am extremely tired and let me tell you my boobs are SORE!!!!  I see bra shopping in my near future as well.  So there is about seven weeks until I am in my second trimester.  Those seven weeks can't go by quick enough! Do you guys realize just how many pregnancy websites there are?  It's kinda overwhelming!  Do you have any suggestions as to which one's are better? I have no idea.  Anyway here are som fun due date facts I found yesterday.
  • Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
  • Half Birthday: June 18
  • Birthstone: Turquoise
  • Birth Flower: Narcissus or Holly
  • He/she will be born in the Chinese Year of The White Metal Tiger
  • This time next year he/she will be 17 weeks old!
  • He/she will start kindergarten in 2016, be old enough to drive a car in 2026, finish high school in 2029 (I will be 52 when he/she graduates!) and graduate from college with the class of 2033 give or take a year.
Hope this post makes sense. I am kinda rambling! 
Happy Thursday everyone!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Guess What?!?!

Yep you are seeing right....we are going to have a BABY!!! (God willing of course) Sorry about the picture quality.  I tried so many times to get a good picture but I was using my cell phone (my regular camera is having a moment!) and it just wasn't coming out very good.  So I took what I could get!  To say that i'm surprised is an understatement.  I mean yes we have been trying for two years with no success BUT this past month was very rocky in our marriage and honestly a baby was the last thing on my mind.  We were both in shock when two lines appeared.  I got a pretty little digital test too that said "pregnant" but of course when I took a picture of it you couldn't even make out the word! I am still very nervous about everything because I have had miscarriages but I am trying to just relax.  I no He has a plan and it's out of my control.  I just want to say thank you to all of you who have been praying for us!!! He listened and answered!!! 

Have a great Tuesday! 

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

In Honor of Maddie

Around about a year ago today I started reading Heather's  blog.  I became so touched by her and her husband's story that I found myself spreading the story of their daughter Maddie who passed away one year ago today.  I can't even begin to imagine the loss they have suffered.  No parent should ever have to go through something like that ever.  It has made me realize how precious life really is and how in one instant everything can change.  It's amazing how complete and total strangers have changed my life and how one little angel has touched millions!  So today I encourage everyone to visit the March of Dimes Friends of Maddie website and make a donation in her honor!

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

New hair!

So Alex has been growing out his hair since last August.  At first it wasn't intentional we just hadn't made it to get a hair cut.  Then after it finally started getting a little length he decided that he really liked his hair a little longer and wanted to see what it would look like even longer.  So much to my dismay I agreed to let him grow out his hair until Summer 2010.  He agreed and we even pinky promised.  However after a few months and as his hair started to get longer and longer I started to really like it!  I didn't want him to cut it and told him that IF he decided he wanted to keep it long thru the summer that I was ok with it and just left the decision up to him.  Up until a few days ago he was still diggin the long hair....until it started getting HOT outside.  I had to giggle when he looked at me and said "Mom, my hair is kinda  hot....I think I wanna cut it."  It was bitter sweet I have to admit. I had kinda grown fond of his beautiful hair. (Don't let him no I said his name and beautiful in the same sentence!)  So without further delay here is the new hair!

Taken rite before she started cutting away...I love the long hair on him!!

She had shaved the sides and back now she is starting on the top. Now that is one heck of a mohawk!

Just a little more....

That's ALOT of hair off of one little head

Is this the same child??

This picture cracks me up. I think he is looking at the guy to his left with the mohawk.
You can see his wheels a turning!!

Finished!!  He got a little fauxhawk...close as he is gonna get rite now!

Happy Tuesday Everyone!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Happy Easter!!

I hope everyone has a safe and happy Easter!!  I will be back next week!