Wednesday, November 14, 2007

No really...

If you are reading this through bloglines or some other update type service... you need to change your links! Especially if you would like to know the sex & name of baby #2!!!! Why yes, I am bribing you as a matter of fact! If you click through to this site, you are automatically redirected to: So please click, and please guess!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

A teaser of sorts...

So it's been an interesting week around here. My headaches, while no longer 24/7, are still present and drugs aren't doing much to change that. Increasing my daily intake of caffeine to the max that I am comfortable with in a state of pregnant has seemed to help- so we're going with that. It's still well below what most people say is acceptable, there's just only so much that I am willing to have and feel ok about it.

Matt managed to break off a toenail last night when he stubbed his toe in the middle of the night. It was actually a dead nail and would have required surgery, so while it may not be the fun way to do it, it's gotten the job done. And the best part was that he managed to not scream and wake up me and the child who no longer sleeps all night. YEAH! I knew I loved him! =)

Brody is... well, better. I guess. His cold seems to be better. Did I mention the ear infections? No fun... and the rash that broke out shortly after starting the antibiotics? No fun... but we did a controlled test in the doctor's office today with more amoxicillan, and he did ok. So we are watching him today and making sure that it was just a fluke and going from there. If he doesn't react again, we may be home free... otherwise we may get a big reaction next time since kids are more likely to react the 2nd time apparently.

Hmmmm.... we lead quite the exciting life, no? But alas- the child is awake and my free time (that should have been spent cleaning my kitchen, but was instead wasted on the internet) is over.

OH YES! The teaser... I MAY have something exciting to tell you this weekend. I make no promises, but I figure it might get you to come back and read again... because even if it's not exciting, there should at least be something new. So try back on Sunday. (And no mom, I'm not even telling you!)

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

I'll have to post pictures of the Brodster in his costume later. (That's assuming that we actually get some, unlike last year, when 2 weeks into motherhood I couldn't even be counted on to take a photograph of my child in his Halloween outfit!) Ahem...

I feel like a broken record. I am tired. I am not sleeping. My head hurts. Rinse. Lather. Repeat. Add to it Brody being sick and spending most of the night hacking up a lung, and well, sleep doesn't seem like it is going to happen anytime soon. Basically, I'm cranky. I want rest. GOOD, DECENT, REST. But as I've learned... sleep isn't for moms. And yes, I know I signed up for all of this... begged for it, prayed for it, bartered for it. But right now... right at this moment I would trade anything but my children for a decent night of sleep.

Despite being sleep deprived, and the child's coughing... it appears that he will be doing his first Trick or Treating tonight. The whole family is coming over for dinner and door to door candy begging. Hmmm... dinner. Perhaps I should go get that started. =)

Friday, October 26, 2007

Match Made in Heaven

You have just got to love a doctor who promotes the use of narcotics and increasing the amount of caffeine you are consuming during pregnancy. OK, you don't... but I most certainly do! =)

You see, I have been having quite the nasty headaches. Fall, hormones, my lack of eyes that play well together, and my head feels daily like, well like someone is stabbing big giant knives in it. And then twisting. And never stopping. But the advil and tylenol combo that typically helps me during the fall when I am having such issues is a no no while pregnant- or at least the advil part of the equation is. So what's the solution? Narcotics. Because they are safe. Which is baffling... but who am I to argue?

And she said that if caffeine helps, to drink more Coke or coffee because the benefits would outweigh the possible problems at this point as long as it wasn't long term overuse of it. So I think I am going to fill my prescription, and pick up some Coke and see where it gets me. Maybe tonight I won't dream that someone is squashing my brain in a car door!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

16 Weeks

Must be time for an update!

Sorry for the lack of details with the last post... friend's of ours miscarried their baby at about 13 weeks, and I was looking for a place to donate in honor and in memory of their baby.

The pregnancy is hoping along. I can't believe I am already 4 months pregnant! Of course, getting to 16 weeks has made me incredibly antsy to find out the sex of the baby. While I am still completely convinced that the tadpole is a girl, I would really like to know for sure. The stress of trying to find a boy's name is really getting to me. And yes- I know that everyone says we have plenty of time... but you have to realize- between the two of us, we have looked at over 50,000 names. There is not one that we have completely agreed on. Mainly because I just can't find one that I am ok with- Matt is much more agreeable than I am (and much more easily bought when I do find a name I like!) But it seems that whenever I find one that I love- he completely hates it. Grrrrr... I'm not sure this is a problem that time can fix.

Tomorrow is my OB appointment, but I'm not expecting it to be anything spectacular. Just check the heartbeat and such.

Brody is just amazing as always. He now says ma ma constantly, and is starting to really point at things when he wants them. His level of communication is just sky rocketing lately, and it is so much fun to be a part of. He's still not really trying to walk on his own, and has even boycotted walking between Matt & I. So we're cooling off for a little bit. But he does take a few steps on his own now- so I think he just wants to do things at his own pace.

Today, Brody is spending the day with PapPap. Yesterday I was trying to stretch out my back... it's been a little sore from the stretching ligaments and such, and was laying on the floor with my feet on the ground, but my knees in the air. Brody pulled himself up using my legs, but at some point lost his balance or decided to sit down or something and quickly pulled my left knee to the floor. My back popped and there was immediate pain around my SI Joint. So I think he managed to pull a ligament that was a little more malleable than normal. But as of right now, I'm not really able to lift him or carry him- so my dad was kind enough to take him for the day so that I could rest and hopefully heal it up.

Well, enough babbling. I think I may indulge and take a nap before I work on laundry and dishes and such. =)

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Does anybody know of good charities that support miscarriage or the loss of a child? I don't really want something fertility related (like Resolve), as we are praying that it isn't a fertility issue, but just an isolated horrible tragedy...