Saturday, November 28, 2009

So Much To Say

It sure has been an interesting few days. The beginning of the week was full of errands and accomplishing goals. On Wednesday, we loaded up and headed down to Andalusia. For Thanksgiving, we went to Enterprise to celebrate with Jason's family. After being invited to an Iron Bowl party, we decided to leave Jack with LeeLee and Big J and head back to Bham, just the two of us. Friday morning, involved spending $150 having a new thermostat installed, since our heat had been out, since Tuesday.

Finally, we felt home free and did a little house hunting on the way to Ross Bridge to watch, what we were hoping, would not be a blow out. As it turned out, the game was so exciting, it sent Jason and I to the hospital. haha. About 10 minutes after the game, I noticed some pregnancy related problems. The nurse said I needed to go to the hospital.

So, about 5:30pm, we headed to St. Vincent's. I was having contractions every 5 minutes or so. They were not painful, but I definitely knew when they were happening. The ultrasound looked great (he weighs around 5lbs) and I was not dehydrated, so they gave me a shot of medicine to stop the contractions. We waited about 1.5 hours and I was still having contractions. Then, came shot number 2. We waited another 1.5 hours and I was still having contractions, even though I couldn't feel them at that point. But, we could see them on the monitor. So, I had a third shot. At this point, we knew we had another hour or so, so we decided to sleep. I couldn't because that shot made my heart race and I was really shaky. Finally, around 1:30am, they made sure I wasn't dilated and sent us home. Unfortunately, when we got home, the heat had quit working, again. So, it was about 59 degrees , in the house. Brrr.

We seem to be doing good, this morning. I'm looking forward to seeing Jack and trying to convince my mom that it is okay for them to go on their cruise, next week.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Lovin' Life

I am thoroughly enjoying my week off and it has only been 2 days! The teachers and the students were in dire need of a break. We haven't had a day off since Labor Day. I have accomplished so much. I have run a ton of errands, which I am way too tired to do after work and picking up Jack. (It wears me out getting him in and out of the car) I have completed 99% of my Christmas shopping! And, I have already wrapped most of them. Also, I purchased a couple of needed things for the nursery.

My big goal was to finish the nursery and Christmas shopping during Thanksgiving Break, so I could breeze through December. I have 3 more weeks of work and then a couple of weeks at home, waiting on baby brother to show up. At worst, I'll have 4 days (with students) of work, after Christmas Break. Jack was 2 weeks early, so I plan to be very prepared for his arrival sometime after the New Year. I have no desire to return to work at 38 weeks.

Here is a picture of the 1 and only reason we don't look forward to the Fall:

Jack had a good time, though. Kiki taught him how to slide down our hill:

Oh, how he loves to blow bubbles:

We are having issues with our heater. Sam and Dugan love the alternative:

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Cat in the Hat

This is what I get for being an elementary school librarian. Today, I orchestrated a Storybook Character Dress Up Day. Have you ever seen an almost 8 months pregnant Cat in the Hat? Our custodian says it looks like I ate too many mice. Tomorrow is pajama day and I don't have any that fit me, correctly.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Turkey Time

I wanted to post a quick picture of the cute shirt Aunt Jennifer sent Jack. I pleaded with him to look at the camera, but he was way more interested in his sandbox. The funny thing about cute shirts like this... I won't let Jack wear them to school. He comes home very dirty everyday. I'm not just talking about food stains. All kinds of markers and other art project stuff. I should have let him wear it, today, because they had Thanksgiving lunch, but I didn't remember that until I was walking him in to daycare. I packed a lunch for nothing.

Thanks, Aunt Jennifer.

Saturday, November 7, 2009


Jason ran the Vulcan 10K, today, in 50 minutes. Congratulations!

And, I can barely walk up the stairs without stopping for breath. A lot of times I'll be in the middle of talking to one of my classes, when I have to stop and sit down because I get winded and out of breath. They probably think I'm crazy.