Is cancelled. Due to the fact that Tingley Park is a 6' hole in the ground. I don't have the energy to try and figure it out. I'm not sure I will be able to make it to next weekend before he comes! Sorry everyone.


Jul. 27th, 2007 11:45 am
Yesterday was mildly entertaining. I went in for my twice weekly baby monitoring, and to my amazement was also having contractions, which were spaced 5-7 mins apart. I somehow did not realize this until they started freaking out. Obviously it was nothing, and I am fine. At least now I do know what contractions feel like. My back was bugging me on Wed., but I wasn't in any pain, but I realized that I had been having them since Wed. afternoon. Other than the fact that they were so close together, I wasn't horribly worried. I mean there is the fear of being 34 weeks in and thinking you could be in labor, but I didn't have any of the other things that are signs of true labor. Turned out I wasn't in true labor, so it's all good! Just thought I would share the freakiness. It seems as if almost anything that could go wonky with this pregnancy, is. Lucky me!
I am looking at baby monitors, and running into the issue that a lot of my interior walls are cinderblock stucco. Sometimes my 2.4ghz phones don't always work happily in the house, so I am concerned that the monitors won't want to work everywhere. Anyone else have this problem? Should I just buy and return until I find a monitor that works for me?


Jul. 3rd, 2007 02:51 pm
I had my appt. with the diabetic counselor today. I now have a glucose meter of my very own. I was expecting that. I however am extremely surprised about how much my diet isn't turned completely upside-down. As long as I pay attention to what I am doing, I can eat pretty much anything. In fact, the amount of food that I can eat per meal, is almost twice what I would be able to eat, and I am allowed some pretty hefty snacks.
I don't generally eat snacks, because it is difficult for me to eat them at work (since I was accused of eavesdropping on the owners when I was eating snacks), so that may even help. I do get hungry between meals!

She did not seem terribly confident that diet alone would help me, but my blood sugar wasn't that bad during the spikes. If it doesn't then I have to try metformin first, which is what my mom is on. There is another drug I can try after that (which the baby must have eaten the brain cell holding the name of that drug), and then insulin, if neither of those work.

Anyway, that's it for the update!

Oh except for the part where I forgot to mention that I accidently locked my cat into my bedroom from 8 am til 2 pm. I now have to go search the room, just to make sure! I feel so guilty. This is the problem with having a fast moving, shadow colored cat!


Jul. 2nd, 2007 05:41 pm
I do have diabetes, which my midwife thinks will go away, but I don't get to see my midwife anymore. I have to see a doctor, because of the complications associated with the diabetes. It just bugs me, because I really like my midwife, and now I have to start all over. The only good thing is that I only have 9 weeks left, so I won't have to deal with the new person for too long.

In other news, I am going to quit my job. I am putting in my resignation on Thursday, and my last day of work is going to be July 14. I know it's not 2 weeks, but in the employee manual, they only ask for one week, and at this point I hate it there so much that I can't wait to get away. I have been informed that I am not allowed to sit down under any circumstances. That is not a possbility at this point. I am 7 months pregnant, and I need to sit down during the day.
I am absolutely terrified to quit, but I just can't stay. I talked to them about going down to part-time until the baby gets here, and I was told that I could do that, but I would lose all of my accumulated vacation and sick days (not to mention the benefits that are useless to me), even if I came back full time after the baby came. I would have to start over. I have been there 8 years. I have been there longer than any other current employee (including the 2 that were promoted above me). This is how they reward you for sticking around.

Also, my fridge has decided it doesn't like to be cold anymore. I thought I had fixed it, but apparently not. The freezer side stays cold enough to keep the normal fridge stuff cold, but not to freeze anything, and the normal fridge side does not stay cold anymore. I will have someone out to look at it. It never ends. Got my brakes fixed Saturday and was informed (and shown) that all four of my fuel injectors are leaking. I knew something was leaking, but... *sigh*


Jun. 25th, 2007 04:14 pm
I look like I have been shooting up, only it looks like I am not good at it! The left arm is worse because I also had an allergic reaction to the adhesive on the gauze tape they use! It's nasty.

Also, who's thighs are these? Whoever has mine, will you please give them back? The rest of me is the same size for the most part, but you could hold up piers with my thighs. I am afraid, very afraid.


Jun. 24th, 2007 08:51 pm
I am seriously not looking forward to going and drinking the nasty orange stuff again, and being poked repeatedly for hours on end tomorrow. No, not looking forward to that at all...

Anyone want to pretend to be me for a few hours?



Jun. 19th, 2007 06:18 pm
Great day....

They think I have Gestational Diabetes. No promise it will go away when he gets out of me. I get to go in at some point for a Glucose Tolerance Test in the next week or so. Don't know what good that will do me. My diet is good, and other than the fact that I am thirsty a lot, I can't think of anything I could change. Although this may explain why I never got over the first trimester exhaustion.


Jun. 18th, 2007 06:10 pm
Went to my monthly appt. today. They did the diabetic testing, the one where you drink that nasty orange glucose and then wait an hour to get your blood drawn. In that hour you become hyper as hell, and don't want to sit still. It's great. Then about 3 hours later you crash and burn. SO MUCH FUN!

The one good thing I have to say (about their blood lab) is that whenever I have blood drawn at UNM, they only have to stick me once to get it. Most other places stick me 4-5 times, and then just take it out of my hand. I gave up just telling the phlebotomists to take it out of my hand, because they would argue with me, and then still end up doing it. Not at UNM! It's great!!!


Jun. 17th, 2007 09:16 pm
I just realized that we are quickly approaching July, and I have not figured out the baby shower thing! Here will be difficult (between disabled mother, insane dogs, and two very shedding cats). Plus I just have a fair amount of house stuff that NEEDS to be done, before I am comfortable having any sort of gathering here (I do see those in the future though)!
[ profile] eclypsia offered up her place a long time ago. I appreciate the offer no end, but I know that I certainly don't want to put her through hosting a party that isn't for her (that just seems rude to me)!

Should I have it somewhere public? Should I have one at all? I dunno. Any ideas out there?


May. 28th, 2007 02:56 pm
I have chicken salad goodness (thanks to my mommy), and I have Maternity Pants!!! I love jeans, but have been running into the jeans not fitting me now. Now I have jeans that fit me! I also got almost brand new hiking boots (for next year) for $5. I fell in love with a clog. I say a clog because I spent 45 mins at Savers looking for it's mate and never found it. My mom helped me look, other customers helped me look, no right foot clog. *sigh*
I need some sort of black comfy semi-fancy footwear that I can wear at work with my skirts and dresses. I loved the clog because it was in great shape, and at least the left one was comfy...
I also need new sneakers of some sort, but I may just spend the summer/fall in sandals and clogs. Swelling feet and all. *sigh*


Apr. 23rd, 2007 06:24 pm
I made a compost bin out of a cheap Wally world trash can today. It's kinda sad that with all of this time off, that is all I accomplished, but hey, at least it's something. I am making a second one next weekend.
Oh, and I finally took my recycling. It has been sitting in my vestibule for a while collecting dust. Now it will go somewhere and become something else!
It is good to feel as if you are doing *something*.

I am also hoping to get the beds for my herb garden started in the near future. I won't be planting this year, I think, but I at least want to get the beds started. Next year it will be more difficult for me to make time for it I am thinking...
I have also decided that [ profile] ohno_jonathan_o will need to come over and help me weed my yard. I have soooooo many weeds.
I had a slight breakdown at the midwife's office today. It was a freak out over the house, my mom, the baby... pretty much everything important in my life right now. I will be okay, and I am not nearly as depressed as I had been. Just a little stressed.

Keep repeating *IT WILL ALL BE OKAY*

OH, and I am getting my camera back prolly by Thursday. All fixed, no cost to me!!!!
Some in-utero baby pics... )


Mar. 27th, 2007 07:28 pm
What kind of vampire are you? by tenshiamanda
TypeMy style,you've got claws, and do whatever you want
Sexual orientationCompletely straight, only those of the oppositte sex for you, god your boring
FeedingYou just go on in there and make a big mess, tearing and guzzling, have you no pride?
styleBlack, gothic and very cool.
date you became oneSeptember 27, 1779
special powerastral projection

GAH! I still have not posted the ultrasounds of Turnip-head (which the ultrasound will show that that nick-name is not at all inappropriate). I have to scan them and for some reason that it just more than I have energy for! It will get done, prolly after the babe has been born and everyone has seen it, but it will get done!!!


Mar. 12th, 2007 08:19 pm
I have ultrasound pics. I need to scan them and then I will post them, at some point. It was good.

OH, and I am gaining weight exactly as I should be. My body is just starting to change and so I look bigger than I am. I have only gained 4.5 lbs. in the past month. I feel a little better about that!


Feb. 7th, 2007 07:45 pm
From [ profile] elegantdreams

All I want to know is Twelve things you passionately love.
I don't care if they are names I can't make reference to, colors, sounds, places you've been, moments you remember, a song in your head, a word, a touch, a flower you saw twenty years ago and can't forget, a letter someone wrote, your mom, your child, the idea of having a child, ... anything, everything... and please don't feel limited to 12... if you have 20, 50 or 100 I'll be more than overjoyed. And, if you don't want to post to "all of your friends" please simply hit "reply" and let me know.
I won't share, I won't repost, I won't abuse, negate, or say a damn thing about it.
I'm just feeling a bit blessed in some respects and down in others and would love the outpouring of what my friends find in life to love and sustain them.
Not a requirement, just a blessing I'd love to share. Please, if you can find the time... now hard is it to type out ten things you adore in life?
And, if I'm right by the people I've chose for friendship, perhaps you're reassess and truly appreciate that which you do love so much. Thank you ahead of time and I guarantee a formal thanks for anything that hits my inbox.

now the one thing i will change here is this, if you post to my journal, it will be public, I want to know what makes people happy, what they want and need and hope for in life, it makes me remember what life is all about, and I would love for everyone to share...however, if you feel OK telling me, and not the general public, email me at, and just to be fair, I will add mine on here...


1. The beautiful life growing inside of me. Sometimes I think I am not ready, but if I waited until I was ready, would I ever have children?

2. My Mom, who gave up so much to keep me safe. She has been the person that I want to grow up to be.

3. Jonathan, who probably isn't feeling to much love coming from me right now, because of circumstances. Thank you for all of the love and kindness that you have and keep showing me (especially now).

4. My Paddywagon, which is the greatest sweetest cat. I am entirely too attached to him, and lately he has been feeling unloved as well.

5. Tori Amos, whose music changed my life. The passion that is expressed in her music makes my heart lift.

6. The color of blue that the sky turns right before the sun is completely gone. Between the indigo of the night sky, and the yellow of the setting sun. *sigh*

7. My true friends, that stick around no matter how shitty I treat them. I don't deserve their love, and yet I am so grateful for it.

8. Music in general. If it moves me, I am an instat fan. I can feel it in my veins, and wish that it would never stop.

9. Books. I love the way they feel in my hands, the way that they smell when you turn the pages, The way that you can lose yourself for a little while, and the real world ceases to exist.

10. The white sanded cove near Tampa Bay, FL. It was quiet and beautiful. Dolphins came within 20 feet of me and the water was so clear. It is my meditation space.

11. My collection of ceramic ducks. I have managed to get a beautiful collection, to the point that I don't have room for all of them. These aren't figurines, either. They are large (smallest about 12" long). I think my favorite is still my big green one that I got a few years ago from my mom.

12. Black Pearls. Not perfect round ones, but the ones that are slightly odd shaped. The warmth that they absorb from your body heat, and the way that they color shift in the light.

13. Gypsy Roses. They are an un-patented variety, but they make the most perfect big beautiful red blooms. I love roses of all kinds, but these are my favorite.

I will add more as I think of them...


Feb. 4th, 2007 04:10 pm
Bitching and Moaning about pregnancy. Don't mind me... )


Jan. 24th, 2007 05:13 pm
So why does all of this have to be such a pain in the ass? I have insurance through work, which happily does NOT cover prenatal care. When my boss signed us up for this, she did not realize it. Our insurance broker knew I wanted to get pregnant in the near future, but didn't realize that to get the maternity rider for the policy I am on, I would have to be on it for 1 year before conception and it would cost around $6,000/yr. We have only had this insurance since August, so even if I had been on it from the beginning, it wouldn't cover now.

SO, I went down to the handy dandy Human Services Dept. for Medicaide. First, I have to see a doctor to bring proof that I am pregnant (which, Thank God, Planned Parenthood does for $10). Even after that, though, I will have to wait between 35-45 days to get approved. I still haven't had the first appt where they do the exam and all of that crap. Without insurance, I can't afford it. I don't know what I am going to do at this point!!!

I know I need to go to the doctor, but how am I supposed to when I don't have any coverage? I don't know what to do, and am worried that I may not be able to have this baby after all.

{EDIT: I got some really great advice that has made me a LOT less stressed. thank you [ profile] eclypsia}


Jan. 11th, 2007 08:54 pm
I hate morning sickness...



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