Saturday, March 27, 2010

Almost April

First my completed reading for the week:
The Face of a Killer by Robin Burcell

Now then,
It has been an interesting week. As predicted the doctor gave me another round of antibiotics. I am feeling much better. However, my blood pressure was up. Not alarmingly high, but high enough that we got a 1-week appt. and an ultrasound for this Monday - day after tomorrow. I am eager to see our baby girl, check position, fluid levels, etc. I am a little concerned that I am carrying too much fluid again, but we will see.

The most interesting thing this week is that I have been having contractions. Strong enough, ya feel them contractions. Probably braxton hicks, but stronger than I am used to. I find this interesting because I haven't ever went into labor on my own. All 3 of my boys were induced, although I was "almost" in labor with Bear......I had contractions the night before induction and was dialated to a 3 by the time I got to the hospital. If it wasn't for the high fluid level requiring the induction he might have actually shown up on his own....LOL So I find the feeling of non-medication-induced contractions interesting. I sure would like to have this baby come on her own, but we will see about that. They have all managed to get here, one way or the other :)

Been trying to do a lot of cleaning....projects that need to be done. My energy level very rarely lasts to the end of the list though. And it turned off cold again, just when I was planning to work in my flower and herb beds. LOL There is always next week.

The older 2 boys went with Grandma and Grandpa RVing in southern IL this weekend. It is a first trip together thing and I think that they are having a lot of fun. I sure have missed them. Bear plays for a while by himself, but he is used to having the others around somewhat so it has been difficult for him and exhausting for me. Tomorrow Norman is off work and the boys will be home, so we will have made it through :)

I guess that is all here. I will update again after the doctor's appt. Monday unless there isn't anything to update.......Have a good weekend!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Happy Birthday!

Gregory Robert turns 10 tomorrow! Happy Birthday sweetheart :) We got him a new electric acoustic guitar last week - exactly what he was wanting. He has been enjoying it so very much. He is a joy to our family and I am so very thankful that God placed him in our lives 10 years ago.

Despite the current festivities (he chose chocolate cake with chocolate icing and ice cream for dessert tomorrow), I have had the grouchy/grumpies for a few days. I have no idea why. Maybe just hit the "exhausted and I don't want to" part of pregnancy. There are many things to do and I just don't feel like doing any of them. LOL I hear pregnant women talk all the time about nesting, but I never really feel that urge. Usually I go the other way.....the further along I get, the less I care....about anything :) It doesn't help that I have been reading rather than doing projects.

Norman has been working on my new pantry. I am very excited to have it done soon. He and the boys installed the track lighting today. It is really coming along. Goodbye to having food stacked up everywhere after a big shopping trip!

Bear is being a typical 2 year old also. That probably isn't helping my disposition any. LOL Today he couldn't make up his mind....inside or out? When the cold front swept through I made up his mind for him and of course, he didn't like that any. Greg finally found something to entertain him. Yeah, Greg!

Completed reading list for this week:
Act of the Apostles
Under the Dome by Stephen King (haven't read a King book in quite a while and this one was very good. Over 1000 pages, but very good!)

We have a doctor's appt. on Monday. Looking forward to Monday.....I think that Mom and I will be going to Terre Haute after my appt. That is sure to improve my mood :) Chinese food, here I come!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Completed Reading this Week

The Wolf At The Door by Jack Higgins
The Bone Chamber by Robin Burcell

Now, I am off to work on finishing the "lone sock".

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Spring Might Be Here!

First my reading list for the last 2 weeks:
Galatians-Philemon and the Gospel of Luke (finished today)
Impact by Douglas Preston (finished today)
A Parent's Guide to Training Children to Sit Still and Smile About It by Lorrie Flem
Books for Sonlight Core 4 (prereading for Greg):
A Scholastic biography of Thomas Alva Edison
The Wright Brothers by Quentin Reynolds
Helen Keller by Margaret Davidson
The Terrible Wave by Marden Dahlstedt

Still working on that silly sock though!

My cold is back and worse. The nurse that I saw refused to give me any more antibiotics. So I imagine I will have this for the duration - unless Dr. Schulteis is willing to give me some in 2 weeks. We can always pray for that!

The boys are all good. They are loving the wonderful weather that we have been having. The sun is peeking through the clouds again today. Lee started track practice last week and is really enjoying it. Thinks that he might do hurdles. So our spring will be busy! Busy is good I guess.

Baby is growing nicely I think. We will have another ultrasound in a few more weeks. I am almost 30 weeks along. I can't wait to meet our new little blessing!

I am sitting here trying to think of something deep or witty to say about things, but I don't have anything. So I guess I will leave it at that. I hope that all of you have a wonderful week!