Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Disclaimer: 3 Posts in one day is not the norm

There is a commercial that plays quite a bit these days. I think it is for Primarin which I believe has something to do with hormone replacement for women going through menopause. Now there is one line in the 5 minute long disclaimer about all the symtoms you will have by taking such medication which always make me think I would be better off just dealing with the symptoms of said problem because the side effects are the same as said problem side effects. (whew that was long winded) My point...

The one line that gets me every time:
"If you have a uterus..."

IF you have a uterus? I am probably way wrong, but if you don't have a uterus, isn't menopause a little bit more difficult to go through? I'm no doctor though. Duh!

Potami from the Front

Note the Auto - Patomus on the front.


Driving home the other day, I got behind this:


"Whose butt is that?"

It came complete with a picture, but I didn't want to be rude.

Friday, June 24, 2005

A few of my favorite things

Things that are making me happy today:
  • My car is fixed!
  • Car getting fixed only cost...$49.00.
  • In shock from minimal cost of getting car fixed.
  • My car that is almost 10 years old, still runs like a champ, but no longer like an 80 year old woman who smoked all her life.
  • It's Friday!!!!
  • My physical therapy has been scheduled to one day a week!
  • It's Friday!!!
  • I have a massage and a hair cut tomorrow.

Things I'm not so please about today:

  • It's Friday and I have to work until 10 PM tonight.
  • I am working a wine dinner and I can't have any wine.
  • I have to get up much earlier than I want to in order to get to above mentioned massage and hair cut.
  • It is so worth it because I have a horrible crick in my neck/shoulder and can't move around much.

Have a happy Friday folks!!!

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Ringing in a new me

11 weeks and counting, and counting, and counting. Not really.

I took my belly button ring out last night. I had planned to take it out as I got bigger. Hubby couldn't wait for me to take it out. He never liked it, don't know why. So I was sitting on the couch watching Dancing With The Stars, a whole other story in itself, and I was just seeing how easy it would be to take out the little square that held the ring in. Easier than I thought. So I took it out. And now I miss it. A lot. I don't think I really wanted to get rid of it. A friend of mine is 7 months preggo and she just got a plastic bar and kept it in. Now I look at my belly button and the hole above it and I'm sad. I miss my ring. I didn't get it until I was 23. My step mother even took me to get it. She said if I was going to get it done, she would make sure it was safe. It was funny, I would never get my ears pierced again, yet I got my belly button pierced. I guess part of me feels like, I have to change so much with this pregnancy whether I like it or not, that I feel like I lost a part of me that I could have kept. Now I don't know if I really would have wanted to look down at my bely at 8 months and seen it in there, but now I will never know.

As I sit here and type this, I have tears dripping down my cheeks. Blame it on the hormones. Sissy.

Goodbye dear Ring, you will be missed.

Monday, June 20, 2005

Vacation Time

Not right now. I wish.

Hubby and I are trying to plan a vacation. Somewhere in the US that we haven't been. Not a big city, more of a quiet getaway. We would probably go in late September or early October. I'm looking for suggestions on where to go. Remember I am pregnant, so Vegas is out of the question. Where should we go?

The Sound of a Thousand Mufflers Part II

So hubby went with me to my doctor's appointment this morning and got to hear the car first hand. He commented, "That's really loud." That's what I tried to tell him. He promises to get it fixed this week. As he continued to laugh and hold his ears every time we can to a stop light. Smart Ass.

Friday, June 17, 2005

Unsolicited Advice

I officially got my first piece of unsolicited pregnancy advice today and I'm not even showing. Okay a little bit, but really it's just tummy cushion.

I was sitting at the doctor's office waiting for hubby to have a colonoscopy (he's fine) and eating my first snack of the day. Sitting on the floor next to my purse is my copy (given to me by my sister) of What to Expect When you are Expecting. The woman across from me is writing some notes, but I'm not paying much attention. All of a sudden she gets up, hands me a note and in full outside voice (i.e. loudly) she announces that the book I am reading is not good and the one she wrote down on the piece of paper will "put that one to shame." I said thanks, and she walked out. I looked around and a couple of people in the waiting room looked at me with eyebrows raised. My feeling exactly.

She came back later and sat in a different part of the waiting room and proceeded to tell the people across from her of a better Mexican restaurant than the one they had been talking about. Anyway, in the course of the conversation, we all learned that she is a Labor and Delivery nurse. But still...

Thursday, June 16, 2005

The Sound of a Thousand Mufflers

My poor old car is officially in need of retirement. When the lady in the drive through asks you to turn off your car so she can hear you, that is a pretty good sign that the car is about done. That or I just need a new muffler and undercarriage.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

What's a happenin' hot stuff?

Title has nothing to do with post. It just popped in there. $5 virtual to anyone who tells me what movie that's from. It's easy...

Well, I just got back to work after a day and a half off and a very relaxing and fun filled weekend to the beach with the girls! We talked and talked and talked and talked. That's what us girls do, you know. We talked a lot about babies and motherhood and birth and the parts of each other's lives that we missed out on or that happened before we knew each other. We had two preggos and two Mommies so lots of information was shared. I am so glad to have these women in my life. It's amazing what information you get from girl friends.

I took yesterday off to recover, but instead spent most of the day with hubby at the nursing home visiting his sick Great Aunt. She is not doing well. It hurts me to see him with her. He gets so upset and I hate seeing him like that. I feel so sad everytime we do to the nursing home. So many of the people there can't really talk or don't make much sense when they do. I can't imagine being locked up inside myself, not being able to speak and interact. Hubby's Aunt is usually very vocal and is very sarcastic so the nurses love her. She was not very lucid yesterday and it was really sad to see her this way. She always has some smart aleck come back when you say something she doesn't like. My MIL said she did say something earlier in the day. She said, "I sure could use a cup of coffee." (They don't get coffee in the nursing home, but she loves her coffee) The nurses started laughing and she said to my MIL, "I don't know what they think is so funny." I didn't get to meet her before she was in the nursing home, but she has always been a close part of hubby's family and her loss will be very hard. She is 91 and has lived a long life and I can't help but hope that she is not in pain and that God will take her when she is ready.

I have been reading lots on pregnancy and birthing and so forth. I have a lot of decisions to make about how I want this birth to happen (ideally of course). Both my sister and I were born at home by midwifes. My Mom was a midwife for many years, a registered nurse and is now a Nurse Practitioner specializing in woman's health. I hate taking drugs for any reasons and tend to avoid them unless I am in a lot of pain. I really don't want any unnatural intrusion when it comes to the birth, but I want to be in a hospital in case something does go wrong. My ultimate goal is for me and the baby to be healthy and safe. I just have a lot to figure out. I am going to interview some other doctors. I don't really like the doctor I have now. I just feel like I am running out of time and I am so busy, I really don't have time right now to take off work for interviews. What to do. What to do.

Well, that post was a little bit everywhere. Oh well!

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

What I've learned this week...

Not much.

  1. Doing a photo shoot in the middle of June outdoors. In Texas. SUCKS.
  2. Doing a photo shoot in the middle of June outdoors. In Texas. Pregnant. SUCKS. (Had to throw that in there)
  3. Spending 6 hours at the ER with my husband is a terrible way to spend a Saturday. But at least he is okay.
  4. They don't really make maternity clothes for the "bloated and looking fat, not pregnant stage". I had to hunt down a belt this morning to keep my pants from hanging out around my ankles.
  5. I am really looking forward to eating normal food again.
  6. There are some really good golfers out there.
  7. There are more really bad golfers out there.
  8. Photo shoots are all about the hurry up and wait.
  9. And that is all my brain can handle.

How's that for a post?

Thursday, June 02, 2005

I'm alive

I'm still here for anyone who might have been wondering. Work has been really busy and when I'm not working, I'm sleeping. That's pretty much what I do these days.

Tell you what, you want something exciting, go look at Little Baby JuJu. I offer you cuteness in the place of my lack of posting.