Saturday, January 31, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
We had a 1/2 day professional day yesterday and it was getting to be the time when the kids were leaving. The teacher I work with told me to just go ahead and call my doctor because it wouldn't hurt anything to be comforted. I called the doctor's office and the nurse worried me more by saying "You wouldn't be calling, if you weren't worried." So, they had me come in. My husband works at the high school across the street from me, so I called him and he ended up coming with me.
When we first got to the office and sat down, I thought I felt her kick and felt a little better. They did an NST on me and as soon as the nurse hooked me up to the machine and I heard Moira's heartbeat, I felt so much better. Then I started to feel her kick once I was relaxed, then I felt even better. Everything was fine, and then I felt sort of silly. My husband said to me "would you feel silly if something was wrong?" Of course I said no. The nurse even told me it was still early to really feel her tons, but it still isn't something to fool around with.
Anyway, that was my day. I didn't go back to work, I just went home after dropping my husband back at work. I only had about 45 minutes left anyway. I came home, sat on the couch, and relaxed. Once I was sitting here, I felt her moving around more. Today she seems to be making up for yesterday and I am feeling her more and more. We have a snow day today, so it's nice to just sit and do nothing!!
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
I can't believe that our little girl will be here in 104 days!!! WOW!!! I wish it was sooner!! Today we are meeting with the doula. We met with her the first time we met her and have stayed in contact through e-mail. Today is our first real meeting with her since we decided to go with her. We are meeting her for dinner, it's just easier since we live kind of far from her. I don't mind at all!! We will probably meet with her again in early April. I wanted to meet with her at least 2 times before the baby comes. If we have to again, then I don't mind.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
I think that's about it.........for now!
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Here is my picture from 22 weeks 2 days. I am currently 24 weeks 4 days, but just haven't taken another picture yet. I am really slacking off this week!! Probably because our Christmas tree is still up and I don't want to take another picture in front of the tree and be all embarrassed!! :) Anyway, here it is!
I am also the biggest dork because of my husband the Lord of the Rings lover he is. I love two names from that story/movie Arwen and Eowyn. They are just so pretty and I am a dork I know, but I love them!!:) I think we will probably stick with Rowan though.
Here is the meaning of it
Rowan is a very rare female first name and a very popular surname (source: 1990 U.S. Census). Displayed below is the baby name popularity trend for the girl's name Rowan. Compare Rowan with related baby names.
The meaning of Moira
Moira is a popular female first name and a very rare surname (source: 1990 U.S. Census). Displayed below is the baby name popularity trend for the girl's name Moira. Compare Moira with related baby names.
I have been looking at a bunch of different cloth diaper sites last night and today. I have decided I am also going to do some prefold diapers with the covers as well as the AIO and pockets that I have already. It is just more economical and better on my wallet as well. I have about 19 size small AIO and pockets and I have about 10 xs/nb AIO and pockets too. I do have about 10 Kissaluv fitteds, which I bought pretty early on. The person who sold them to me told me they were in good shape and they looked good in the picture, but when I got them they were more worn than I thought. They are size small and will probably be back ups. I have to get some covers for them as well.
So, I have been looking at going with either the Chinese prefolds or the Indian prefolds, can't decide. I found that green mountain diapers has the best deals for buying them seperately, but that Nicki's diapers has good package deals. I am also going to get the snappis too to try out as well. I am thinking I will get the prorap covers for newborn sizes and infant sizes. They are really affordable. I might buy a few other kinds that are colorful and pretty but they are expensive new, so I will have to find those used on DS or somewhere.
Our cat Ozy, he is the youngest of the 5, got pink eye or something. We noticed on Thursday his eye was swollen when we got home from work. We decided to wait and see how it was Friday, it was still swollen in the morning so I figured if it was when I got home on Friday I would call the vet. Our cats get stuff in their eyes all of the time, but they usually don't last too long. So, I called the vet when I got home and took him in on Saturday morning. He didn't have a scratch on his eye, which was good, but it was red and swollen. So I got eye drops and ointment for him. One is an antibiotic and the other is an anti-inflammatory. His eye already looks way better today, but we have to give him the meds. all week to make sure. He was so good at the vet, way more alert and social than the other cats. He is just so funny.
That's about it. Snowing here again. I really don't mind though!!:)
Have a good day!
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Last week was just weird because it was our first week back to work after vacation. I was all set and ready to get back into our routine and bam.....Monday morning, 2 hour delay because of ice, Wednesday no school because of snow and ice, and Thursday 2 hour delay because we ended up getting more snow overnight that made it hard to clean up. UGH! Wednesday I had a dentist appointment and Friday I had an OB appointment. It went well. My blood pressure wasn't great, but it was lower than last time. Moira is growing nicely and her heartbeat was 140 BPM. When the tech. put the doppler on my belly on one side she kicked it and then she moved it to the other side, she kicked it again! It was funny. I don't ever get tired of hearing her heartbeat and seeing her. I am really hoping they give me another ultrasound. I forgot to ask my OB. She is so cool and laid back. I went to the hospital a little early so I could sit and relax and read a book to hopefully have my blood pressure be lower and like I said, it worked a little. So I got there at 2:45 and my appointment was at 3:45, my OB was backed up a little. Her student saw me around 4:15 ish and then my OB didn't make it in to see me until almost 4:45pm. UGH! Oh well, I wasn't in a hurry and I really didn't care. The worst part was my ride home and it took me over an hour to get home because of traffic on a Friday. I got home and I was soooo crabby. I didn't want to talk to anyone or make any decisions. We ate pizza and just relaxed.
Saturday I did a BIG shopping trip and had to go to the butcher to get meat too. We have a cool butcher sort of near us that has good prices on meat. I had to get meat for us and steak for Dave to make chili for a chili cookoff he was in today. When I got home we hung out and then went over to our neighbors house for a few hours. Today we got up, Dave used the snowblower since we got snow and also made chili. We left for his chili cookoff. He came in 3rd place and got $25. It was fun.
I made a yummy dinner with help from Dave. I breaded some chicken which Dave cut into small slices, with flour, pepper, and garlic powder. Then I fried it up, made some pasta with some brocoli. Then Dave helped me make a sauce with chicken broth, white wine, and some butter in the pan where the chicken was cooked. Once the sauce was ready we mixed the pasta, brocoli, and chicken all together with some parm. cheese. Yummy!!! It was so good and there is enough leftover that I can take some for lunch tomorrow.
Now I need to finish laundry or try because it's getting late and then we have to get the trash out for tomorrow. Fun!!
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
We had yet another snow day today. Lots of ice, etc. I do have to go out for a dentist appointment at 3:15, but it's just up the road from us, maybe 2 minutes. So, no big deal!
We downloaded Skype yesterday and it is so cool! Now I just have to wait for my mom to get her webcam working again and her microphone. She is having issues with it and can't seem to do it right! It is so cool though. We talked with our friend Peter today in Boston with our webcam and the computer. Very cool and totally free call because he has it too. Dave and I are actually thinking of using it as our phone line for awhile because it is so much cheaper than a regular land line. Right now our land line is a cable phone anyway, set up through our cable/internet. So, it wouldn't be any different than now, just a lot cheaper. We are looking at ways we can cut back for at least a year or maybe a little longer. Our cable/internet/phone package is ridiculous. So, I think we are also going to either cancel our cable or just really cut back. I am ready to give up the DVR for awhile. I LOVE it, but we have Netflix, internet, and our XBOX 360. The majority of the shows we like to watch now are online too. We'll see.......
Dave felt Moira kick today!! We were laying in bed and she was moving around and my belly was moving a little too. So he put his hand on and he FINALLY felt her. It was more of her moving around and moving my belly than an actualy kick, but it was better than nothing at all!! I get nervous when I don't feel her much at all. I know it's still early for her to really be kicking, but I really want to be feeling her kick like crazy!:)
Alright, I guess I should take a shower or something. I REALLY need to take down the Christmas tree decorations, I just hate doing it. I would much rather put them up!!
Have a great day!
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Back to work tomorrow. I feel ready to go though. It will be nice to get back into a routine.
Saturday, January 3, 2009
I finally went to sleep and then we slept until almost 11am!! YAY! It wasn't the best sleep, but it was sleep at least. I just found a woman selling 8 pink Bum Genius diapers for $65, not sure if that includes shipping or not, but I think it does. Way better than the other woman I was dealing with!! She was going to sell me 5 for $40 plus $10 shipping, so $50 for 5 and I will pay this woman $65 for 8. I think that sounds like a better deal than the first! I just have to hear back from the woman to make sure, but I will probably buy them!!:) Below is the link to the diapers. They look like they are in really good shape too!!:)
I am pissed at this woman on diaper swappers. I have been e-mailing her for the last two days about some bum genius dipes I really wanted. I asked her about shipping, she wasn't sure, then she started talking about some fuzzi bunz she had, did I want any, etc. etc. I told her I wanted to see the pictures of the Fuzzi Bunz, but that I was still interested in the Bum Genius. She was taking forever to get back to me on the FB and the shipping costs. We went and had dinner with our neighbors around 5:30ish and hung out there. When we got home around 10pm, she had e-mailed me twice saying she had someone else interested in them, do I want them, blah blah. I said I wanted the ones but also wanted to see the pictures. I didn't want to pay her for them and then have to pay for the FB. Anyway, I went to bed after that. Just now when I woke up, I had 4 e-mails from her saying she needed an answer, blah blah. Because I went to bed and didn't get back to her, she sold them!! Everyone I have dealt with on DS has been awesome and has never once sold something I was interested in right from under me like that. I wrote back and I was a little mad because I told her I didn't realize she was going to sell them so quickly like that and that I would have paid her for them yesterday if I would have known. I told her I was going to pass on the FB. I was already feeling like she was charging a little too much for the dipes anyway. She originally wanted 10 per dipe and I asked her if she would take 8 per dipe if I bought more than one. I have bought from a few people who will take that and it includes shipping. She started talking about more for shipping and I was realizing it was going to get more expensive. AHHH!! Oh well!! I will look for some more. They were so cute though!!
Am I being unreasonable here? Is this normal? Like I said, everyone else I have dealt with has been nice! I even dealt with a woman who waited 3 days for my money to clear in paypal, with me not realizing that if I would have just used the savings account attached to my paypal, that would have been funded paypal as well. I figured it out after that, but still the woman waited for my money to clear and didn't sell the dipes from under me. I kept in contact with her the whole time!!
Ok, not worth it to dwell on it now. I am so tired anyway and a bit hormonal, no big deal!!