Thursday, April 20, 2006


There was 'a' heart beating 120bpm. Now I can breathe a little easier. ahhhhhhh

Also, the first thing she asked was, "What was the first day of your LMP?" I told her and said that it's not accurate but they HAVE to use that to go by so I asked if she would tell me how far I was measuring so I could compare it with what I had, which was 6wks 1d - she did her measurement and said, "You are measuring 6wks 1day." I was SPOT ON.

Well that's about it. I'm happy. Bill got to see a heartbeat and a yolk sac, he learned something today.

(S)He was .38 cm long.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Dangerous Fries by Austin (age 8)

Once there was a factory. The factory made french fries. One day I was at home watching t.v. My mom called me upstairs to go to bed. I came upstairs and got ready for bed. I got in bed and went to sleep. At 12:30am I woke up and heard a screaming sound coming from the factory. I looked out of my window at the factory and I saw nothing so I went back to sleep. In the morning my mom woke me up and said, "Let's go to school." I heard the screaming sound coming from the factory again, I looked out of my window again and I saw french fries invading the factory. I pushed my mom out of the way and ran downstairs past the t.v. and out of the door. I ran to the factory and the factory workers were gone because the french fries ate them. But I ate the french fries. Everybody gave me $10.13. I was glad that I had enough money to buy a thing that I've always wanted. The thing that I've always wanted was a large bag of hot fires. I went home and told my mom I saved the factory. My mom did not believe me at all. She just said, "Oh really, prove it." So I proved it. She was impressed at what I did. My mom even gave me $10.13. I was happy. Now the factory is gone. I still wonder what happened to it. Maybe it got eaten by hot fries. Oh no! My bag of hot fries is gone! That's why the factory is gone. I went to the factory again and saw hot fries lying all over the ground. I screamed and told my mom. My mom came to the factory with me and saw the bag lying on the ground, it said, "Large bag of hot fries." That's how I knew it was mine. But how did they get it open? That was the question. We looked at the bag again and there was a hole burnt right thru it. They used their hotness of them and burnt a hole right thru the bag. The hole was on a black spot. We looked and saw one more french fry, so I ate it. Just to make sure the hot fries were gone for good, I ate them. Then, I saw cheddar fries invading my house. Where did they come from? I sure don't know. I see the mayor eating some so now I don't have to save the day again because the mayor took care of those fries. Wasn't that a long story?

This is a story courtesy of my 9 yr old son, Austin who wrote this story when he was 8. There are a few other stories, variations of nursery rhymes, but I can't find the one I want - The Three Little Pigs. I'll keep looking though and if I can't find it, I'll post a different one at a later time.

I hope you enjoyed it. :D

Friday, April 7, 2006

Negative People

Ok, so I'm pregnant. After 3 m/c's I'm a bit nervous. I actually do feel positive about this pregnancy and betas were wonderful but I won't be completely at ease until I see that heartbeat on April 20th.

Anyhow, I haven't been able to read Bill - is he happy? - is he shocked? What is he? So I asked him yesterday. He told me that while this is the coolest thing that ever happened to him and he is happy, he's also cautious.

Why? Why? Why? Is he cautious? So I asked him and he went on to tell me that he was talking to his friend Tim and he told him that his wife Kristen was further along than I was and she m/c'd. Bill thought that he had a point. And so now, when I need him to be my ROCK after my 3 m/c's, he's cautious. WTF? Why would someone say this to Bill? This guy obviously wasn't thinking before he spoke but man I'm a bit angry. I asked Bill, "So when will you be happy? I had a m/c at 6wks, I had one at 7wks, my sister had a stillborn at 26wks and people have stillborns at 40wks?"

He went on to assure me that he was happy...

You can be guaranteed that he will be with me at that sonogram appointment no matter what he has going on that day. And I'm a little bummed about the whole situation.

Thanks for raining on my parade Tim and for taking away Bill's carefree happiness about this pregnancy...

Thursday, April 6, 2006

This 'n That

I'm not quite sure yet what I'm putting in this journal entry but I'm sure I'll fill up the page.

Let me start by saying that I won a book about a week ago from Literary Chicks. I think the title is Lonely Hearts by Susan McBride. I entered the contest using my work email and I had no idea I won because I changed my email address to my married name shortly before the drawing so they couldn't notify me and then one day it was in my mailbox.

I had more blood drawn yesterday for my 2nd beta.
12dpo = 162
14dpo = 511
Looks good to me.

I think I have my name changed just about everywhere now...what a pain. And Bill and I finally combined our bank accounts. I can't wait until everything is in order. I still have to cancel my checking account but I'm waiting for a check to clear and for our new checks to come in before I can do that.

When I told Austin I was pregnant, I started off by asking him if he wanted another brother or sister and he said, "No. I already have one and he's annoying." Austin has a 1/2 brother with ex who just turned 2 and I hear - through my sister - that he's bad.

We're still trying to plan our reception. And I still need to pull up our cruise info so we can book excursions before it's too late.

Also with a baby on the way, Bill and I need to look more seriously into remodeling the downstairs bathroom.

I feel like I've been so busy this week. I can't wait for things to calm but I'm not sure that's gonna happen until sometime in 2007... sigh

Saturday, April 1, 2006

The Circle of Life

So today we went to the funeral for a life long family friend of Bill's family. What a great service. It was all about Bob. A celebration of his life. Person after person got up and told a story about Bob and how he touched their life. This went on for 2.5 hours and then there was a slide show that was carefully put together. And of course, then there was food.

Unfortunately, I sat through the whole thing with a massive headache. I told Bill on a scale of 1-10 - one being slight and 10 being a migraine - that I was probably an 8/9 so we ended up leaving while everyone else went to his house to play one of Bob's favorite games, croquet. Bill was upset to leave but I couldn't help it, I was truly miserable. Our car ride home is a minimum of 1.5 hrs and I got progessively worse and by the time we did get home, I had terrible shakes and a migraine. I was miserable. Still am. I'm lying in bed right now typing on the laptop b/c it hurts my head too much to move.

You ask if I took something, advil, motrin, excedrin anything that would help....
I couldn't because all I had with me was Advil and this morning I tested POSITIVE at 10dpo! I'm PREGNANT! Hence, the circle of life. I told Bill and my sister, so far that's it. I'll test again in the morning with a different test. I'm not even sure of my due date - I think it'll be something like Dec 17...

So please tell me some remedies for headaches please as my extra strength Tylenol is NOT working.

eta: Per the due date calculator my EDD is 12/14/2006.