Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Man I'm not so good at this updating thing...

So 2 days before xmas our house was broken into.
Long story short, they took everything of Mike's of value, and completley trashed our house looking for money (that we obviously didn't have). They completley kicked the door in as well.

My co workers at State Farm found out and unknown to me, pooled together to raise money for my family and bought Caitlin presents from Santa. It was amazing and overwhelming. I could not believe people loved us so much. Not to mention my church helped us so much too...

Besides the fear and the security issues that came with the break in, it gave us a amazing gift. It showed us that there are good people out there, and it really restored our faith in humanity. I've never felt so blessed in my life.

I'll try and post more about it when I have a chance.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Stuff.

It's been quite the crazy week.
My grandmother passed away (my dad's mom) which wasn't so much a shock as it was frustrating. After waiting for so long to even HEAR from family down south as to her well being, after all this time, only to have her pass away. She was suffereing though, and she hasn't been my grandmother for some time, due to the strokes and medical problems. I'm just happy she's not in pain anymore.

Had my check up with the OB. She's doing great, her heart beat is strong. I'm not putting on to much weight and I'm doing fine too. My blood pressure has been a little up and down but that has a lot to do with the holidays, work, and hormones on top of raising Caitlin.

We picked a name for the baby. Isabella Jayde Romeo.
Now we're weighing the pro's and con's of me taking a year off work to raise the baby. Only reason we're thinking about it is because to put her in daycare it's 1k a month. PLUS the daycare for Caity... thats my entire paycheck. We can't really afford it and we'd rather I be the one raising our daughter from 6 weeks on rather than a stranger. It would only be until she's a year old. Once she's a year it will cost much less to put her in daycare. PLUS I work for a great company and as long as I leave on good terms, I can come back if they have a position for me. So... It's looking like it would be better for me to do that, then pay so much for daycare and never see our kids.

So we have a lot of talking and thinking to do.

The baby is really starting to kick the crap out of me... but she's kicking STRAIGHT down into my cervix rather then out towords my belly. She hurts me :( lol

I'm really excited for her birth. I know it will make Caitlin very happy to have a baby sister. Mike seems pretty happy about it, and I know his folks will be thrilled. I just wish we could be back home so they could spend time with their granddaughters and us.

I better get back to work.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Woot!!!

My blood sugar is under control for now!
We'll have to test again in week 24, 4 weeks from now, but at the moment I'm okay.
Little one has been moving like crazy so I'm confident everything is fine.

Today is my little girl's 8th birthday. It's crazy that my Caitlin is 8 already. It doesn't seem that long ago that I was pregnant with her. They grow so damn fast. I'm so proud of her.

I love my family, my friends, my job.
Life is good right now.
Despite the rigors of this pregnancy and being tired and achey and hormonal all the time, I have a lot to be grateful for.

Now all I want is for him/her to kick hard enough for Mike to be able to feel it, and for the ultrasound in 4 days to show us a healthy baby.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

19 weeks!

Well, 19 weeks and 3 days as of today.

I spent the morning in the doctor's office yesterday. They think I have gestational diabetes again because my blood sugar is high. So yesterday I had to do the 3 hours glucose test. I was there 4 hours. I have the BEST phlebotomist ever. Her name is Jody and she gets the vein every stick. She had to hit the same vein 3 times and it was pretty painless. She did awesome.

I find out today whats going on with my blood sugar, if I have to go on insulin or if I can just watch my diet like I did last pregnancy.

Keep your fingers crossed for me.

Dec. 8th we find out (finally) what we're having, boy or girl. We're getting anxious, Mike more so than me. Once we find out for sure, let the baby shopping begin! It's hard to buy unisex stuff these days. Besides, Girls can wear blue too ya know... In general it will just make things much easier to put a name to the belly monster and start getting ready for his/her arrival.

Other than that, things are good. Quiet mostly. Which is good because I have little to no patience or energy these days.

Anyway, thats the general family update for everybody. I'm going to sit here and drink my caffiene free beverage and wish it was a quad shot snickers mocha :(

19 weeks