Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Oooh I'm slackin

Sorry sorry,

Things are going fine here in the Romeo household. Baby is growing and I've started feeling him squirming around in there. Caitlin's math grades are coming up finally. Mike is settling into his new job.

All in all, things are pretty okay. I'm coming up on my one year anniversary with State Farm. Which means a slight raise and this spring I might be up for a promotion to P2 which would be awesome. My current boss and I don't see eye to eye but I'm hoping he'll evaluate how hard i work vs. our personal opinions when it comes to promoting me.

The Lord has blessed me, he really has. My family is happy and healthy, our jobs are steady and we can pay most of our bills. We still struggle from time to time, but we are doing so much better than we were. I am truly blessed...

We're trying to save up money to pay back our uncles, we really feel awful we haven't been able to get them paid back. Seems like every time we have the money, something bad happens and we have to use all our savings. We /will/ pay the back somehow.

We're thinking of saving up money and maybe in 3 or 5 years moving back home. We really want our kids to be around their grandparents, and we miss our family. Plus I have a job with state farm back home so we'd just need to save up money to find a house and get Mike a job and we could do it.

Anywho, it's time for me to lay down. The baby is flip flopping and my belly hurts and I'm ready to get some rest before my husband starts snoring ;)

Saturday, October 18, 2008

randomness

Had my OB check up this week. I had told her I was worried about the baby because I had the flu and a stomach virus all at once and since I had a temperature i was worried the baby might have been affected. My doc decided to do a ultrasound right away to make sure the baby was ok.

I looked at the screen and saw my baby, laying on it's side and not moving, no heart beat, no sound but my own body static. I started to panic, my heart sank, all I could think was "Here we go, I'm going to lose another baby...." I was just about to ask my daughter to go sit on the other side of the room so she wouldn't see me cry when all of a sudden the baby started flipping it's shit. It started to flail around, flip and bounce and kick and wave it's little arms. It was playing possum and scaring the shit out of Mommy. My doctor commented on how much it was moving, how active it was. So active in fact she couldn't lock onto it's heart to take a measurement. She assured me that it wouldn't be so damn active if it was in any distress at all.

So other then the minor heart attack I had just had... Everything is awesome. Baby is doing fine, active as hell. I'm in my 13th week... Second Trimester ahoy! I can feel little twitters and popcorn popping in my uterus. I know it's not gas, this isn't my first baby. I can feel it. I'm so happy it's healthy.

5 more weeks and we go in again for another appointment and sometime around there we will have an ultrasound. Soon we'll find out if it's a boy or a girl. I'm hoping for a Boy. In fact I've started referring to it as a boy just out of habit.

I'll be leaving Monday afternoon for Tempe Arizona for a corporate type meeting for State Farm. It's kind of a crash course in company history and benefits etc. I'm scared to death of flying but it's only a 45 minute flight so I'll be fine. I stay overnight and come back home the next afternoon.

Other then that it's been sleep, eat, work, sleep, eat, work, sleep.
Getting harder to get comfortable at night due to the enormous breasts and the steadily growing belly. But I'll make it work.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Just a random picture post

My little girl started from here:
From Caitlin Ann


From Caitlin Ann


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From Caitlin Ann


From xmas 2007


From Caitlin 2/23/2008


to now:


Her hair is much a little longer now and has red in it, i'll have to upload a better pic.

I love my little girl, no matter how crazy she drives me.

Monday, October 6, 2008

More of the same

Not to much going on these days.
Been working, sleeping, eating... Finally stopped being sick. No more morning sickness, no more flu.
I'm eager to get to the next ob appointment. I'm nervous and hoping all is well.

Mike starts his new job at the Wynn soon. He'll be opening Encore as a assitant director of banquets. I'm proud of him. I know he'll do well. Besides the pay increase, it'll be nice for him to finally be recognized for his talents and hard work... Something Bellagio never did.

I'm happy. Things have been going well. Joyce and Ralph are living with us:
From Wedding


Thats been going well. We're all very low key and keep to ourselves. We barely see them as they spend most of their time in their room or out of the house, but when they are feeling social it's nice. Mike is really fond of them both.

So yeah, happily married, everything is going great. Baby is growing and life is good.

From Wedding