Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Years Eve - Bye Bye 2011

2011 has finally come to it's end. Can't believe how crazy of a year it has been. We have gone from a simple family of 3 to now a little crazy family of 4. I have been soooo blessed this year.

Now....everyone has some sort of resolutions when the new year rolls around. I have decided to make my short list of things I would like to try and accomplish this year. Alright...here it goes...

1. Get into shape - I was doing so well with losing weight when I started my job last year, but of course, getting pregnant pretty much took that off course. SO, my goal this year is to get my lazy butt back into shape and MAYBE get back into pre pre-pregnancy weight.

2. Act like a girl - Since kids, I really have let myself go. I don't spend money on myself anymore. I only spend money on my kids. Well, this year I would like to treat myself, just a little more then what I have been. Maybe get my nails done or buy a new pair of shoes...something! Definately want to start acting more like a girl and present myself as such.

3. Be a better mother/girlfriend - even tho I think I AM the best mother & girlfriend, I do think I could improve. I think Ray and I need to try and take some time to do things together like we used to. Even tho, he is the one who never wants to do anything, I think if we have a date night of just us 2, life would be pretty good.

4. Be a better worker - I already have gotten in trouble at my job a few too many times. I really can't afford to lose my job, so my goal is to be a BETTER worker then what I was. As much as I really don't want to be at my job for the rest of my life, I do need this job to help pay the bills. I do, however, think I will be looking for another job on the side...possibly on the "down low" haha.

And that's it ladies and gents. Not a long list, but I feel that these are goals that I can accomplish and WILL accomplish. 2012 may be the "last year" we have, but I don't believe that. There will be great changes coming our way, and I want to welcome some of the ones that will be thrown at me.

New Years Eve

As for any plans for tonight, there really is nothing that I can do. I, will be stuck at home with the 2 blessings in my life. Ray is working all day today and won't be home until almost 11. Rather sad, but since there really is not too much happening, I don't really care. The Station will be having fireworks, but I believe that is all. I think drinking some champagne will be just fine :) I do hope to get back to work sometime in the next 3 weeks....but we will just have to see.

I should also say I want to be successful at breastfeeding.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve

It's Christmas Eve, ham is in the oven, and we're all finally at home. Ray got to work today and didn't get home until after 4.

I'm almost in just a bah humbug type of mood. We have 2 Christmas' to go to tomorrow, and I'm really not looking forward to it. I would much rather just stay home. I'm concerned about having to pump while at Ray's dad's house. Of course, Ray, being the 'caring' person that he is said "well, just go pump in the bathroom'...Are you fuckin' kidding me? Who the hell wants to sit in someone elses bathroom and pump for 30 minutes?? I sure as hell don't! That's rather disgusting if you ask me. Also, we don't have to be there until noon...yet he wants to be there at 11. WHY?! I guess we'll leave when my boobs say we can leave. I would rather be there as little as possible. I know, that's just terrible to say, but we're talking about me having to drag my pump all over the place and I would rather not have to pump while I'm there.

Then after his dad's we're going to his moms....oh joy. From what Ray keeps saying is that almost everyone is staying the night out there...but I really don't see that happening since we all have kids and a house full of them just isn't going to work.

Anyway, we're more then likely going to be having our little Christmas here tonight, then we'll just sleep in, in the morning because I guess we have to get ready to go rather then spending time with our OWN kids.

Man I'm just babbeling now. Anyway, I just want to stay home. I know I don't have much gas in the car, so I guess we'll have to see if the gas station is even open tomorrow. I would think they would be...I mean, it's a gas station. But it's Christmas.

Ok, so little William has definately started to fill out some. He's still a smaller guy, but he's definately gaining weight. He's taking about 3oz of breastmilk every feeding now.

Breastfeeding

I will say, reading about girls having trouble breastfeeding on the bump, makes me feel a little bit better. I remember when I was trying to breastfeed Colby, it seemed like everyone who was breastfeeding was successful at it and I was the only one who had given up. I felt like a complete failure at the time because I felt like the only person who just couldn't get breastfeeding down. It made the situation that much worse.

So, to all my friends and fellow bloggers who may just read this, let me just say. NEVER, EVER feel bad because you're body isn't doing what you want it to do. Don't let yourself get stressed out over it. Breastfeeding IS HARD! Pumping is a chore, and your boobs become heavy and sore and your shirts will get soaked from leaking when you don't want to pump. Don't let anyone make you feel bad for not continuing to breastfeed or pump. You just kindly say, "it didn't work out" and let it be.

I am breastfeeding again, and I feel like I'm doing better this time around. BUT I also am a little stressed out because I still have to get up and pump even when I bottle feed the little man. BUT I am doing better because I now have a great stash built up and I also have a pump that makes getting up in the middle of the night a little easier. Also I am happy to say that William has only had formula when he was at the hospital. He did have one formula bottle here at home, but that was on the first day and he hasn't had formula since.

I have to admit, I was really hesitent to even consider breastfeeding this time around, mostly because I was having so much trouble with Colby when he was that age. I'm glad I decided to give it chance.

I just hope everyone that does try breastfeeding, don't give up right away. But if you find yourself becoming stressed out & depressed, then don't continue. You will feel much better knowing that your child is getting fed rather then sitting and panicing because you're unsure if you're producing enough.

Anywho....I guess I'm just rambling now. Tomorrow is also a Packer game and I'm excited for that! OH YES! I also got my car fixed...FINALLY! haha.

Ok, Merry Christmas everyone!! And a very Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Baby Must Haves

Yet again, my friend Lindsey has given me a great blog idea and I now will give my (short) list of baby must haves.

1. Infant Gowns
I have found with Will (and Colby) that these are GREAT! to have. Just lift the gown up and changing a diaper is a breeze! No pesky snaps or zippers to deal with. Will is stil a little small for the ones that we have for him, but they are 0-6 month gowns, they should last a little while.

2. Diaper Sacks
These little puppies are a good thing to have in your purse or diaper bag when you are out and about with baby. We actually will use these on Colby's diapers at home as well. Let me tell ya, I'm glad we do!

3. Breast Pump
This is something that every breastfeeding mother should get! --This just happens to be the one that I have-- My mother picked this little guy up for me so I could get a good freezer stash going. I would have to say that so far, this little bad boy has done pretty well. It's not the best pump out there, and def is not the one that I REALLY wanted, but it works for what I need. I have quite the freezer stash built up so far.

So there ya go. Those are a few of my must haves.....well I guess the only other thing would be a bouncy chair. My kiddo has LIVED in that thing. Having it vibrate on his little bum keeps him sleeping, quiet and happy. And let's mommy get some much needed sleep!!

Here Comes Santa Claus..

So today was the day that Betty Jo would be bringing Santa Claus with her to visit the kids. Now, let me tell you, when she asked me if I wanted to have Santa come and visit, I really didn't expect a whole lot. I figured, she would bring Santa, they would stick around for about 15-20 minutes, take come pictures and give the kids a candy cane & maybe 1-2 gifts. You know, just a few little things that every kid would like, not a big deal.

MAN, was I wrong! I was on my way home from the drs when they first got here, but I think they were here for a good 45 minutes. The guy playing Santa was super sweet and played his roll very well. And he didn't just come with 1-2 presents. He came with a whole tub FULL of presents! I couldn't believe it. I think both Colby and William got about 5-7 present each. And there were even a few little presents in there for Ray & I. OH, and then, the BIG gift that we got.....$100 gift card to our local grocery store. I think Ray & I's jaws about hit the floor. I have NEVER felt so blessed. I really was not expecting so much. I honestly wanted to cry. I'm really glad that BOTH my boys will have gifts to open on Christmas morning.

Drs Visit

So, before Santa came, I was in Holdrege at the drs with William. I'm a little unsure why she wanted to see him a second time, but I think she just wanted to make sure he wasn't still yellowish-orange. (he was a little jaundice, but nothing terrible). He checked out really well! Last week Thursday he was 7lbs 5oz and today he was 7lbs 12oz! He gained a whole 7oz in 4 days! Mama's little piggy boy :). She said everything with him checked out great and he wasn't as jaundice as he was before, so we don't go back for an entire month.

So glad that my little man is growing and gaining weight. But sad that he is already 9 days old. Today was my due date! I was sooo worried that he wouldn't be here yet. But, mommy got her Christmas gift early this year!!:) hehehe.

This week should be a pretty good one. Wednesday is the Secret Santa pot luck at work....well, it's actually a staff party with out Secret Santa gifts being exchanged. I was a little unsure of what I should bring to this since it askes that everyone bring a side dish, but I'm thinking that I will just bake a cake tomorrow and call it good. Me and William will be attending this party. Everyone just wants to see my little peanut....I don't blame them :).

Pregnancy Brain

I find it really funny that even tho I'm not pregnant any more, I still have been very very VERY forgetful. I feel terrible about it because I have just been so off my mark with the planning and organizing things that it's starting to drive me nuts. Also, on Wednesday, I have to take my car up to get it fixed...or atleast to see what the hell is wrong with it. I am a little pissed off about it because then I am stuck with Ray's truck..unless they give me a loaner car for the day or whatever. Which I doubt. All I want is for my car to get fixed. I will be soooooo pissed off if it's something majorly wrong. We may just have to go car shopping a little early this year. --which I would not be upset about at all :)--

Now, what kind of car will we get.....don't know for sure.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sad Day In Packer Land

My Packers have offically lost for the first time this season....ugh. 14-19 to the KC Chiefs....sad day I tell you. But I won't be sad for long. Next week is a new game and we're on home turf! Packer Pride baby!

Being A Mom

It's super crazy to think that I am 26 years old and the mother of 2. Both of my boys, thus far, have been super easy kids. Colby is still adjusting to not having mommy jump up and do everything he wants me to do, right when he wants me to do it. ex. - having mommy put in his favorite movie when she is pumping or nursing baby. BUT he has adjusted really well to hearing baby cry and taking time away from him.

William is a SUPER easy baby. Atleast so far. He is up about every 2 -4 hours at night to feed and be changed, but since he is breastfed, this doesn't surprise me at all. My supply has been doing pretty well. My mother bought me a single pump and that has REALLY helped me get a freezer stash built up. I think that was a big problem that I had when I was breastfeeding Colby. I only had my manuel hand pump to use and after about 10 minutes, my arm would be killing me, so I basically got frustrated and gave up. This time, I am determined for it to be different. I want to make it work out, I don't want to give up. I only last about 5-6 weeks with Colby. I'm hoping to make it longer then this with William.

Parents Are Frustrating

So, while I am on the topic of breastfeeding, I have noticed that my mother has been very...I guess not very positive about my breastfeeding. I keep telling her I want to do it for as long as possible....or until Will gets teeth. Then rely on my freezer stash. Well, she keeps telling me that I should probably quit after about 3-4 months. Why?......no clue really. But either way, it's really discouraging to hear her talk like that. I will breastfeed for as long as my body will let me. And I don't see why that is an issue?

William has been a pretty good eater thus far. With Colby he seemed to gain weight really slowly. Will was 7lbs 11oz at birth and was 7lbs 5oz when we were discharged. He was 7lbs 5oz at his apointment on Thursday so that is a good note! I'm really hoping that he continues to gain weight and puts it on a little faster then what Colby did. I don't want him to be a "big" baby, but to atleast gain some weight. I get so annoyed with the whole "he's soo tiny" crap....got more then enough of it with Colby.

Isn't he just the cutest?? :) Anyway, off to pump and possibly end up changing a poopy diaper.

btw - I have YET to get peed on! My mother actually got peed on just the other day...well, the wall did anyway. Thanks Mom!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

1 Week Old

Can't believe my lil man is a week old already! They grow up waaaayyyy too fast. Like the picture of grandma an her 2 favorite grandsons? hehe

That was taken last night. Anyway, today has been a very loooong day. Been up since about 8 and haven't gotten a nap yet. Ray's dad & step-mom stopped in at around 10 and stayed for about an hour and a half. They had bought a dresser for William...it's actually too big for the tiny room that the boys have, but she said she "just couldn't pass it up"...yeeeaaaahhh, well whatever. We'll make due with it because I don't want to seem ungrateful. I was a little annoyed by her tho. She just wanted to go through the whole house and see what else she could "buy" for us. Honestly, it was a little weird. She was even snooping in the bathroom and wanted to know if she could buy us a new medicine cabinet. *eye roll*

Well, besides them stopping in, my mother had made a run to Holdrege for us and picked up an electric roaster...and a few other house hold essentials. Just after Ray's dad and step-mom left my mother pulled in. Then we went down town to the thrift store. (I honestly, could LIVE there) We picked up a few things and I will have to remember to stop in Wednesday because they had some cookware things that I wanted. I'm addicted to that kind of crap.

After a little shopping, we all piled in the car and went to lunch. It's crazy to think that going out to lunch is going to take FOREVER now. I had to pump before we left and we had to get William changed & happy before we left. I guess it will get easier as he gets older.

After we ate we drove around town a little because my mother wanted to see where I worked. --don't ask me why that was so important, but to her it was--

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A Lil Comparing

Thought I would show people just how much a like my kids look.

William
Colby
Looking at the 2 of them, they look like twins! It's pretty crazy. But I guess when you have a guy like Ray, it's bound to happen that your kids look a like.

Here is a little more of William.


I love his hat

I look like a cow! haha





Monday, December 12, 2011

Introducing...

WILLIAM DOUGLAS RUSKAMP!!! He is here!!

Can't believe my little man is here already!!

I started having contractions around 5:30 Friday afternoon then around 6:30 I started timing then and they were pretty consistant. I was getting concerned because I couldn't get comfortable sitting, standing, laying down. Nothing. So I took a warm bath to see if that would help at all. It helped me relax, but definately didn't ease the pain of the contractions whatsoever. I decided that I should give Ray a call and tell him that I wasn't feeling super great and that I would be calling the hospital to see if they wanted us to come in or not. I wanted to wait until he was off of work and at home, but he wouldn't have been home until after 10.

So around 9 I decided it was time to call the hospital. They said that I should come on in and they would check me out. I called Ray, told him to get home so we could go. He, of course, was saying he still had atleast 45 minutes of work left but luckily a coworker told him to just go. So I got Colby ready to go, Ray got home, we grabbed a few things and off we went. I just kept contracting in the car on the way up so that really sucked.

When we got there about 10:15, they were ready for us, thank goodness. I got hooked up to the machine and after about 20 minutes of seeing my contractions they checked me and I was at 3 1/2 cm. So I basically was told I'm not going anyway. They hooked up my IV and I was having such hard & strong contractions it was hard to keep still for her to put that damn thing in.

Well, while they were doing all of that, and I was in massive pain, I could feel pee coming out when I would contract....let me just say, ick! They asked me if I was sure it was pee, and I said, yes, because it stops after a while. So, not too long after that....I'd say about 11:20 or so, I was having a hard contraction, and BOOM!...my water broke, EVERYWHERE...luckily, I had a blanket covering my legs because that stuff just exploded out of my crotch and all over the table. --not even being dramatic here..was like a thrown water balloon that hits the pavement-- It was clear, which is good. They checked me again and I was at 8 cm! Which basically meant, no epi! :( Had to go COMPLETELY med free. It was probably 11:30 by then? They called my dr and told her she was needed, and she was there about 10 minutes later. My nurse basically told me "This is going to go really fast, hun". She couldn't have been more right. Once the dr got there, we basically got set up and ready to push. I think I only had to push 4 or 5 times (pushing would be 3 pushes that are 10 seconds long) and the little man was born. I honestly thought he was never coming out, but I am sooo gosh darn proud of myself that I went med free.

Little William Douglas was born at 12:07am on 12/10/11 weighing 7lbs 11oz and 19 1/4 inches long. And he's just perfect.

Well, I will have to post more pictures later. But I am so happy my little man came early.....ANNNNNDDDD I will say that I am a true believer in the power of the full moon.

*I'd also like to thank Lindsey for the shout out on her blog! Thanks hun!! :)

Friday, December 9, 2011

Holy Nesting Batman!!

I am DEFINATELY in nesting mode. I've gone out, filled my gas tank, cleaned out my car, moved Colby's carseat to behind the driver, cleaned up Colby and William's room ANNNNNDDDDD set up our pack n play in our bedroom.

WOW...can't believe I've done ALL of that today, and it's just after 2:30. I actually would get up and do some more, but I think I just want to rest for a little while. I've asked Ray to take my car up and vaccum it out for me, but obviously, that will most likely not happen. I am also considering putting in the base for the infant seat, but I just don't feel like doing it lol. Well, atleast right now. It's actually rather nice outside, so I SHOULD take advantage of it while I can, but like I said....lazy...lol.

Hmmm...oh yes, I've done all of these things today by MYSELF. Yes, myself. Ray has decided that he's just going to chill on the couch and watch me do everything. I asked him earlier to move the carseat and he decided he just wanted to watch tv with Colby....yea, thanks sweetheart, love you too.

Oh well, if you want something done (the right way), do it yourself. Well, he did help me a little with the pack n play, but that was mostly it. I've even considered doing dishes, but that is THE one chore I HATE doing...so I'll just have Ray do it :). --smart huh--

Contractions

Last night, contractions were driving me CrAzY!!! But today, there really has not been any at all. Baby William has been more active today tho, so I'm in hopes that he is getting uncomfortable and wanting to get out. There still is a full moon and lunar eclipse tomorrow night, soooooo....we'll have to see. I may have to drag out my book on witchcraft and magic and see if there is anything that I can do or have my cousin do that could help induce labor. For those who don't know me very well, I'm very much into paganism. I've done a few things that have turned out bad, but not completely terrible, that have made me a true believer in earthly magic. It's crazy how things like that work. I get nervous to do these things myself because of those experiences, but I am sure my cousin and a few of her friends could work their magic for me.

Things like this have always been interesting to me. Many will say you're crazy, BUUUUUTTTTT if you believe there is a God, then why couldn't there be earthly magic controlling things?? Seems silly to me to tell someone they are crazy to believe when they believe something that is just as "out there".

Anyway, nothing else to say, just starting to get a few contractions and pains from sitting here, so I think I will laydown for a while and then figure out what ELSE I can do today.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Contractions Contractions Contractions, Oh My!

I am REALLY starting to get annoyed with all these damn contractions that I have been having. I know they are basically Braxton Hicks, but still...it's REALLY getting old. I think William has dropped a little more also because walking at work was starting to KILL me!

I am a little worried as my car has been acting up and then it is freaking snowing...grrrr. As pretty as the snow is, and I have the next 3 days to sit at home and just stare at it, I'm REALLY hoping there isn't anymore coming. With the full moon and lunar eclipse happening Saturday night....last thing I want is for a freaking snow storm. My neighbor (who is also my co-worker) said "I don't want to have to be coming over to deliver your baby!" haha. Trust me Carmen, I don't want that either! I need to be at the hospital because of GBS+ so delivering at home is NOT in my birth plan whatsoever.

I also got a little scared when I went to break today. I noticed that I had a phone call from my Drs office. --GREAT-- I thought. I had blood drawn so I was worried that there may have been something wrong or that she wasn't going to be around on Tuesday so we'd have to change days....just something. Luckily, her nurse left me a message and all she said was that my blood work came back normal. LOL. Thanks! Glad to know lol.

Taco Thursday

I'm thinking tonight is a taco kind of night. I'm not really wanting to have ham or left over sloppy joes, so I think tacos sound like a winner to me :). I also think that with all these contractions, maybe a little spicy food will continue to help....it seemed to work before. haha.

I'm just ready to meet William. I'm ready for him to be here and I'm ready to bring him home. Last night I was looking at his 4D ultrasound pictures and just kept saying..please, please come join us! But, this child, like his parents, has proven to be very stubburn, and will come when HE is ready.

I'm also in debate....should we buy Will a Christmas present?? I'm not too sure if this is something we SHOULD do or just something we could do. I may just let him get gifts from others, and I mean, I think all the clothes and things that I've bought for him already should be enough of a gift.

Anyway, not much else to say. 2 more days of working (next week) and then I'm done! Unless baby decides to come before then. Come on moon!! Help me out!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Houston, We Have Dialation!

Went in for my 38 week check up today and we have dialation! I'm at 1cm and my cervix is starting to soften & is long. BUT it's still REALLY high, which suchs for being checked because she basically has to reach up to my throat to check it. But that's ok. I've been eating a little more spicy food lately (Chili, jambalya, jalapenos) to try and help with labor. --I know these things don't REALLY work, but here's hopin'!!-- I think all that it has done for me is given me terrible gas! haha. But, as many have been saying there is a full moon this Saturday AND a lunar eclipse....sooooo you never know!

Hmm...not too sure what else has been going on. Today I plan on getting the baby room picked up and a little more organized. Right now I can't even imagine bringing baby home to the mess that is in that room. But soon! Soon there will be a 4th person in this tiny little house and I couldn't be more excited!

12-0

Sunday my Packers played the New York Giants. OOHH Man was it a GREAT game!! It came down to the last few seconds and luckily our team was able to make it close enough to the goal that we were able to kick an easy field goal for the win. OOOOHHHH MAN! I'm sooooo freakin' excited that my team has done soo well this year! I am a little worried that I'll be in labor during one of my games....I know, how silly is that?....but I have no idea what channels the hospital does get and if I'll miss the game or not.

But we'll just have to wait and see if baby Will decides to come on a Packer game day or if he just decides to come a few days early like his brother.

But YEY PROGRESS!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

GBS+....boo

Went in for my 37 week check up today. Dr gave me the results of my GBS test and said that it came back postive....ugh. This really isn't a super big deal, as I will just be put on antibiotics during labor which should stop any thing from being transmitted to baby.

Nothing too much else was talked about. Everything looked good. Baby was head down and definately has dropped. I'm glad for that, but there is still no progress. No dialation or anything....grrrr. I guess I didn't dialate at all with Colby until I was 38 weeks, then I was a finger tip, but that's about it. I think I started out being 1cm dialated when I went to L&D. Oh well, hoping for some progress next week!

As for everything else in the world, not too much else really. Guess life has been rather boring. I still need to buy some stuff for my gift exchanges, but I have no idea what to get EITHER of my draws. I'm considering just money or a visa gift card...is that tacky?? Then they can spend it on gas or food or something they REALLY want, not just crap they may not like. Oh well...we'll see.

I'm at a point now, that I'm wondering how much longer I'm going to be sitting at home wanting baby to get here. I've been watching all the Christmas stuff that they keep showing, but I'm sure this will get old. OH, I guess I haven't updated on my teams lately. My Packers are now 11-0! WOO HOO! This coming Sunday they play the New York Giants and I'm excited :) hehehe. I have a weird feeling that baby will come on a game day....either when the Packers play or when my Husker go to their bowl game. Who knows!

Alright, eyes are hurting, I need to pee and I want to lay down. Peace!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Atleast This One Works

Well, last night, Colby decided that he wanted to pick the keys off of daddy's computer....yea...not too thrilled with that. Atleast we have my computer down here now and I'm able to make it work. I have deleted a few programs to try and get it to run faster..which it does, a little. BUT I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to hand it over to someone who can wipe it clean for me. Then put Windows 7 on it.

As for that, not too much else. Just a small update.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Can Finally Blog

Our internet has been acting up, so I've been unable to blog or even make a vlog. I did make one last night, but was unable to get it uploaded....grrr.

Anyway, not too much going on today. It's saturday, and I'm not too sure what I want to do. I've been considering getting my little man out of the house and doing some shopping. I have a few gifts that I need to pick up. I wasn't able to do it Thursday night when we went to Walmart because there were just too many damn people. I can't STAND stupid people. Luckily, I was able to buy my christmas tree with no problems what so ever. I did have to wander around a little to find a great deal for my little man, but I was able to find one of those pop-up tents with the tunnel coming out of it.

Besides that, we didn't go over to Target. I didn't want to wait in another line. There was only one thing I wanted from there anyway. I'm considering going up there today so I can see if they have any good deals left.

I may stop at the thrift store down here to see if there are any good deals at all but I doubt it. I don't seem to find too much down here anymore. And I want to stop at Menards anyway.

Ok....not much of an update, but yea....I'm still rather full from Thanksgiving. And I'm sooooooooooo ready to have this baby! It's crazy.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Back Home

Being back at home, I don't know what to do with myself. I watched my Packers kick some Buccs ass, winning 35-26. YEY!!

I did miss the first touchdown, but I stopped at Pamida to get my new COFFEEMAKER!! YEY! LOVE this thing. Works sooo much better then the other piece of crap that we had.

Tomorrow I will be 36 weeks pregnant....only 4 weeks left.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Oh Nebraska...

I'm really sad. My Husker boys just couldn't pull this one out. They lost to Michigan 45-17. WHY Michigan? I would understand Penn State, but Michigan? Of all teams to lose to? Just a terrible game all the way around. We pull it together for about 10 minutes of the entire game then we just decided that we didn't want to play anymore and played liked shit. Just pure shit. Even Rexy didn't have any great power runs today.

I'll just be happy tomorrow when I am able to watch my Packers play. Atleast they have been rather successful this season. My father keeps saying "They have to lose something"...ummm, excuse me?? Says who? Why do they HAVE to lose something?? Just because it's "rare" for teams to go 16-0 and win a super bowl, doesn't mean they can't do it. And hell, they just might!

I guess I just am really sick of my dad's piss poor attitude when it comes to football. I mean, I can't even watch my Huskers without wanting to tell him to shut up. Yes, they are losing. Yes, they are playing like shit. I can't clearly see that, I don't need you to give me a play by play and bitch about EVERY.SINGLE.PLAY. It gets old.

I'm debating on when I want to leave here tomorrow....do I leave early enough so I can get home and watch my game?? Or do I stay here and leave late? I'm just really unsure. I'm supposed to be stopping over at Ray's sisters for this Tastefully Simple party, but anymore, I'm just rather unsure if I even want to go. But I do want to buy a few things...I don't know.

Anyway, not much else to report. The craft show today was just pathetic. Hardly ANYTHING was there. I'm wondering if there were other craft shows going on elsewhere as to why there was hardly anything there. I did manage to buy a few things. I bought a Green Bay Packers baby blanket, then I bought a fleece throw blanket for me..also Green Bay Packers. :) hehe.

I guess to add to me getting highly annoyed, my parent now have my nephew. I really have no patience tonight for him at all, so me being here is just going to drive me insane. He wouldn't be so bad if he didn't get pissed off at Colby for every little thing. Don't get me wrong, he doesn't understand that Colby doesn't understand, but still. Do you really need to whine and cry over EVERYthing? He just touched your hair, it's not going to hurt you. Also, every single time he is here, he wants to watch Space Jam....I think I offically hate this movie. I will now believe Topher Grace when he says that he hates that movie after watching it over and over and over and over.

Ok, I believe it's time for me to start figuring out what I'm going to be doing the rest of the night. I can only pray to Buddha that both kids will be passing out VERY soon....since it's only 6:41pm...I'm pretty sure within the next 4 hours. But of course, bed time can NEVER come soon enough.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Loooong Friday

Who would have guessed that it is Friday already?? This week has been so topsy turby that I barely can function. First I suppose I will update everyone on Colby. He has been doing GREAT today! I am sooo glad that my little man is acting more like himself. Yesterday I just wanted to cry out of frustration of not knowing how to help him. But today he woke up a little fussy but then has been acting like himself every since. I think having Ray around definately made the difference.

Alright, so I have been up since about 6:30 this morning. Mostly because I wanted to be awake before Colber-bean was. That way, I could be at his side no matter how he was feeling. But he woke up around 7:45 and wasn't too bad. I got some food & drink in him and from then on he was smiles and laughter. He helped me wake up daddy around 8 and then around 9:15 we loaded up the car and headed back to Alma. Colby stayed at home with grandpa because we didn't want to drag him all over the freaking state of Nebraska. Ray and I actually had a pretty good drive back. It feels so weird when it's just the 2 of us. We can do stuff much faster and don't have to argue over the kiddo. So we got back to Alma around 12:15 and then I left around 1:45. I honestly wanted nothing more then to take a nap. I actually did lay down for about 30 minutes while I was home. I really didn't want to get up but knew I had to if I wanted to get some other stuff done tonight.

So after I left Alma, I headed straight back to Seward....honestly, the drive didn't take me that long. I must have been zoned out because before I knew it I was only 45 minutes from home. Of course, once I got home I could only relax for about 15 minutes then I was off again in the car. Mom and I ran to Lincoln to get a few things. We stopped at Home Depot to pick up a deep free. Well, the size of the one that she THOUGHT was on sale, wasn't even a deep freeze, it was a fridge. LOL. So we ended up with one that is a little bit bigger then what we have room for, but that's alright. A little bit bigger the better.

Then, after that, we ran over to Super Saver. Oh my Lanta...when I shop for food, I consider it my relaxing time. I take my time and look at everything. Yea, apparently when the traffic outside is heavy, it's the same damn way in the store. People were racing through the damn store to get what they need and get out. I swear to Buddha, I about got ran over by crazy shoppers about 6 times, then when we were in check out, some guy kicked one of the hand baskets and it came flying at my legs. "haha oh sorry"...yea, I'm sure you're fuckin' sorry buddy. Let's just kick stuff at the pregnant lady.

Then after all that crap, we stopped at Payless...FINALLY! I now have my new moccasins and I also got Colby a pair of snow boots. I think I'm just going to wrap them up and give them to him for Christmas, since he won't really need them quite yet. He wears a size 5, but these are a size 6. I'm hoping he can make them last for atleast a year or 2.

So finally, after a long day of just being in the damn car, I am finally home and with my little man. He was crying when we got back tho. I think he was just tired and hungry. We made some fish sticks and he was really happy with that. I think he's a little sad tho because he didn't see daddy come back with me. He was looking all over grandma's house for him. I should tell Ray, but then he'll feel really bad. But, tomorrow he'll be fine I think. We are going to a garage sale at a church then we are going to the craft show down at the fair grounds. THEN finally, after all that, we will be at home watching the football game. YES! :) hehe.

Sunday, I need to check what time my Packers play because I'm supposed to stop over at Gwen's for a Tastefully Simple party but I'm unsure I really want to go anymore. I just want to buy one or two things and call it good.

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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Colby wanted to type

Anyway, not too much else really going on. This next week will be busy with Dr apointments and cleaning the house for Thanksgiving. Also, I have to work...yes, even on Thanksgiving. Oh well, I supposed I will live with working a freaking Holiday. THEN I am off again until Monday...YEY! :)

Alright, everyone have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Surgery Day

Well, surgery this morning went as good as we had expected. I'm so glad to be out of that hospital and back at my parents house. We were all up and moving at about 5 this morning....needless to say we were all wide awake. Even Colby ended up waking up and staying awake until surgery.

We got to the hospital at around 7 (a little early since we were told to check in by 7:30) and we actually didn't have to wait very long. Colby was pretty good until we had to go back into the little cubical and wait for the nurses and dr to come back and talk to us. One of the nurses was extremely nice and brought us a portable dvd player and some movies so we could keep Colby occupied. We did need to give him some medicine to try and calm him down a little bit as he was getting restless and wanting to walk around. You would thinking giving an oral liquid to a child would be easy.....HA...needless to say most of that crap ended up on me & Colby. But we did manage to get just enough in his mouth that he was really calm.

Watching Colby go back with the nurses really got to me. I wanted to cry but luckily I didn't. Dr had told us that the whole thing would take about an hour which was good because I don't think I could sit around waiting more then what we did already.

When they came and got us, we had to wait about another 15-20 minutes before we got to see him. They said that when their patients are sleeping, they don't wake them until THEY are ready, which is kind of nice. Once Colby finally woke up, the brought him back to us. Poor little guy was just all swollen and crying. I felt terrible because we couldn't get him to calm down for more then 5 minutes at a time. And we had to wait there in recovery for about another hour. I think the scariest part about the whole thing was that his tears were pinkish-red. They said that will just be drainage and will happen for a while....ick. They also had to put a feeding tube in for surgery so he had a bloody nose as well.

Ray relaxing with Colby in recovery
The hardest part tho about once we got him back was taking out his IV. OOOOHHH man...I think we scared some of the other people that were around us because he was just screaming! He kept trying to pull it out himself which I know hurt him, but I'm pretty sure he felt 100% better after the nurse took it out of his little arm.

After that, we were able to get him calm down enough to take some crackers and some water. The whole problem tho is that we can't just let him chug water down or eat whatever he wants. The dr told us to be sure to treat him as if he's got the flu. So pretty much just clear liquids and crackers for my little man...atleast through lunch time.

THE hardest part was when they told us we could go. I was carrying him out of the office and walking throught the waiting rooms was really hard. All those people kept staring at us and here I am walking through the hall way with a crying child who's eyes are all swollen. I honestly wanted to cry. I felt terrible for him.

--15 Minute Leave To Comfort Waking Child--

We honestly couldn't get him to stop crying until we got about half way across Lincoln. He then, finally, passed out and stayed asleep. After we got him home he stayed asleep for about an hour and a half and has just woken up now. haha. But he is feeling better I think. But as for opening his eyes, that has been a bit of a challenge. They had told us that his vision may be blurred so seeing things will definatly hurt. But right now he's not really communicating what he wants, just kind of wants us to hold him and try to remember where he is at.

--leaves to check on child--

Alright, as of right now, he is awake, pretty calm and is eating cereal and drinking down water with grandma. He has his eyes open, for the most part. I think his eyes still hurt a lot. I think tonight will just be a sit around watching kid movies type of night. I'm just happy he is not screaming and crying like he was earlier.

Anyway, nothing too much else going on here. I guess I could talk about pregnancy. As of right now, I have been SWELLING. Not just my hands, but all down in my lady bits. O.M.G. does it hurt. Not when I pee or anything like that, just in general. My OBGYN will be down there this coming Tuesday so I'm sure she can tell me how it's going. Today also, my left leg felt REALLY tight. Like I had bloat or something. Man, did that hurt when I had to carry my 2 year old out.

Ok, I think that is enough updating from this end. I will keep everyone posted on how Colber-bean is doing and how the baby is doing as well. Less then 5 weeks to go and I couldn't be more ready.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Surgery In The Morning

Well, tomorrow is Colby's surgery..ugh! Not really too excited about it but what can ya do? We have to be up and moving by about 5am and we'll be on the road to Lincoln a little bit after 6. We don't have to be there until 7:30 but everyone is insisting that we go early.

Anyway, I'm just writing a quick blog to update all who read it. I will most likely be blogging tomorrow night before I take Ray back home. --why he is insisting on going back, I really don't know.-- We will be spending most of our day in Lincoln with Colby for surgery then depending on how he feels after, we may be doing some shopping. I plan on staying here for most of the weekend because I want to go to a few craft shows that are happening in town.

OH, Ray and I went out to Walmart tonight and were rather shocked to find all the Harry Potter movies for $3.98! That's right $3.98. So of course, we bought the 5 that we didn't have yet. So now, we just need the part 2 of the last movie and then we have them all. Ha Ha, makes me laugh at those who spent about $20 on them when they first came out, but then again, they also probably got the special edition ones, which we didn't. I guess I also don't care THAT much about these movies lol.

I'm hoping tomorrow I can get my shoes that I want, and then pick up some food that we DESPERATELY need. I know mom will be buying us a deep freeze as a christmas gift, which is great! She found one that actually is a much better size for our house then the ones that we were looking at. I can NOT wait for her to buy it and bring it out. I need to start filling it with food for when the little man gets here and then for the rest of winter. I really want to get a few turkey's to have in the freezer. As long as Ray's mother doesn't know that we have them, then it should be fine. I don't need her asking us to "bring something" out to the house when really she just wants free food. If she were smart, she would be stocking up NOW. When the stores are having great sales, like we have been doing.

Alright, off to take a shower then to bed I go!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Another Football Saturday

Congradulations to my fellow Huskers on their win at Penn State today! 17-14 was the final score, and I must say, I was sitting on the edge of my chair watching the last few minutes of the 4th quarter.

I will say that I am very sympothic to the victoms of this Penn State sex scandal. I definately think that losing their head coach messed with the heads of the players. They did give it their all, and they played a hard game.

But I am very proud of my Husker boys for finally figuring themselves out. I think that T-Magic has really progressed this season. Our throwing game still is rather rusty, but definately has improved, and that is what matters! I do think that Kinnie is a terrible reciever, and has been really shotty the past few games. Even Burkhead was a little off today, but made a massive comeback in the second half.



Black Friday

So today I happened to be scanning ads and saw that Walmart has their black friday ad out. I did manage to browse through it and find a few things that I want to go for, but definately not enough things to get my whole shopping trip done. I'm just going to wait until next week to see if Target has anything worth while.

I know I plan to stop at a few stores this coming week to see if I can find any great deals anyway. Also, I want to stop at payless and get a pair of my moccasins since mine at totally worn out. They are THE best pair of moccasins that I have owned! Very comfortable and they have lasted through a lot.

As for the rest of my weekend, I will be laying around being lazy, since my Packers don't play until Monday night.

Friday, November 11, 2011

11-11-11


Veteran's Day. This is one of those days that makes me want to cry. Just simply for the reason that my grandpa is not with us anymore and my dad served in Vietnam.

I'm also rather annoyed with my eldest brother. Of all days to remember to call our dad, and you don't do it? Simply because you don't feel you need to??

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?!

What kind of son are you?? Oh yea, probably the kind that will show up at the funeral and wait for the reading of the will just to see how much money you will be getting. I swear to Buddha, this really does piss me off. A Vietnam Veteran is what my dad is. It's apart of him. It's affected his entire life. And his own flesh and blood can't respect his own father enough to give him a call and say "Hey Dad, Happy Veteran's Day!" Really?! You can sit your ass on the computer and play farmville but not make a simple phone call?? You are NO brother of mine.

Now that that's off my chest...

Today was just another crazy ass, weird Friday. Apparently at our drs appointment yesterday, we forgot to get Colby's bloodwork done, so after work I had to run him back to Holdrege and get his blood drawn. Not something I wanted to do, but had to be done. We have to be at the hospital by 7:30am the day of his surgery. So it will definately be a loong day.

Anyway, I'm still really worked up about this whole Veteran's Day phone call thing. It erks me off sooooo damn bad... but I will never forget what my father did for this nation. And grandpa, RIP. I love you and miss you and honor you.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

No More Blonde

Last night while shopping I decided to pick up a cheap box of hair dye. I love having my hair blonde, but I can't stand it once it's grown out. So I bought a box of light brown and went ahead this morning to dye my hair. Now, I will tell you, I've never dyed my hair by myself. I have attempted to, but ended up needing the help of my mother. And any other time I've bought the dyed and did it at home, I had help from friends. But this time I decided that my hair is probably short enough that I could manage to do this on my own.

34 weeks 2 days
I decided that I would take a belly pic while I was dying my hair. I don't have any stretch marks so showing off my bare belly doesn't really bother me that much.

Anyway, I told Ray that he may need to help me while I'm dying my hair because the thought of having my hair look crappy because I missed spots scares me. BUT I managed to get my hair dyed with no help from Ray or anyone else, and I think that it turned out really nice! I didn't take a picture of my hair before or after but that's ok. Atleast it will look nice for the holidays and for when baby gets here. I did find it rather funny tho that Ray made a comment that I seem to dye my hair more when I am pregnant then I do any other time. Well, I suppose that is somewhat true, but after getting blonde in my hair, I knew I'd had to get it done again anyway. Also, my hair is short enough now that I can manage it myself.

I should take a picture of how I look today. I threw on my new top and some leggings and even threw on heels earlier and I think I looked really good. I was actually told that my belly looks on the small side....I'm unsure if I really agree or not. I think I'm pretty big or atleast right on track.

Along with the box of hair dye, I also managed to make my way over to the wine section at Target. hehehe. I've never been a big wine person, but I'm trying to get a little more knowledge of my wine. SOOOOO....I decided to pick up a bottle to try out during Thanksgiving dinner. I saw this little baby on the shelf and thought the bottle was rather appealing, so I picked it up. It's called Sofia. I even went as far as to pick up a few wine glasses. Walmart had a set of 4 for $5 and I couldn't pass that up. I want Thanksgiving dinner to be nice this year. I also want some wine glasses so I could share with friends when they are over.

Anyway, sorry to those who are reading this and freaking out that I am even considering drinking a glass of wine while pregnant. I've already had one glass so far this pregnancy and I think half a glass will be alright.

Next week we will be in Lincoln for Colby's eye surgery and I'm starting to get nervous...I've managed to put it out of my mind for now, but tomorrow we take him to get a physical and I'm just scared all over again. Just gotta keep telling myself that everything will be fine.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

CONGRATS LINDSEY!!!!


I would like to give a shout out to Lindsey! Congrats girly!! Harry Desmond was born 11-7-11 at 8:12 pm. He was 5lbs 11oz and 19 inches long. Congrats to Lindsey and her husband Antonio! I'm so happy for you guys! Can't wait to see little mans picture!!

In other news, not too much has been going on since last night. I have been going a little crazy thinking about many of the things I want to buy before and after baby gets here. I'm a little sad because I need to buy atleast ONE pregnancy shirt before Thanksgiving gets here, so I can atleast look semi-nice in pictures.

Monday, November 7, 2011

After 6 Days Of Working..

I am FINALLY at home and ready to enjoy some much needed time off. Well, it won't really be that great since I should go in tomorrow and get some inservice stuff done on the computer and then Thursday we have a dr apointment and I have a meeting that day at 12:30. UGH....just can never fully get away.

Anyway, today is Ray's 27th birthday!! We were planning on going out on a well needed date, but the weather doesn't look like it's going to be on our side, so we're settling on a night at home and pizza. Right now he's out havin' a few drinks since he doesn't want to sit at home...go figure lol. I told him to go pick up some wine so I could have a drink myself.

Another exciting thing that is happening RIGHT NOW, at this very minute. My friend Lindsey is in labor!! YEY!! She was due Dec 3rd, but has been having blood pressure issues her whole pregnancy. Well, she was in active labor this morning and was already at 5cm! That's awesome! So close to getting that epi before it gets super bad. But hey, she may make it to 10 and not have a major problem! Good Luck, Lindsey! Can't wait to see pictures of the little guy and finally hear his name! For some weird reason I keep thinking Cameron? haha Not sure why..

Let's see....well, today I am 34 weeks pregnant! Only 6 more to go! Well..unless you are a certain someone who wanted to say "he will probably come late"...yea, not happening. His notice is the 21st and that's the end of that. Either way, I am still staying home for the holidays.

Speaking of the holidays, I really hate that people forget that Thanksgiving comes before Christmas. Getting your holiday shopping done early, sure. But I really hate that so many places are playing Christmas music and that the radio has it going already. Honestly, I want to focus on the great food I will be having and not the snow and light and decorations that come along with Christmas. I love Christmas, don't get me wrong, but I really like thinking about my Turkey dinner first, then thinking about Christmas gifts.

Speaking of Christmas gifts, I've decided that this year I will be making my gifts. I want to do cookies in a jar. I figured I could spend about $40 dollars making them and then have everyone taken care of. Just need to get online and figure out which ones I want to make and figure out if I want to just order all the stuff I need or go buy them.

In other exciting news, my Green Bay Packers are now 8-0!! WHHHOOOOO!! Yea baby!! They San Deigo Chargers put up a great fight! Right until the end. I swear to you, I should not be watching football while pregnant because it definately raises my blood pressure. But the final score ended up being 45-38, and I was jumping for joy over this fantastic victory!

On a sad note, my Huskers fell to Northwestern. I honestly am so upset about this. It should have been an easy win, but we just couldn't pull it out. Atleast my Packers won.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Another LOOONG Weekend Ahead

This should be a happy time. It's Friday, it's weekend time! BUT...I really don't have a weekend. I still have 3 more days of work before I get 3 days off. Also, today was our activities directors last day, and I will really miss her. We didn't really talk that much for the whole year that I have been there, but I can't picture working a day there without her! I'm not too fond of our new AD so far. She seems a little too stuck up for my liking, but our retired AD told me to keep her updated on our baby boy! So hopefully she will show up randomly during the Christmas party.

As for work itself, I wanted to die. I seriously felt like I got NOTHING accomplished today, at all. I mean, we had so much extra crap that took away from our "normal job duties" that I think we ended up leaving some rooms untouched....icky.

Tomorrow, I am in laundry, and I'm NOT excited for it. I would rather stay home and watch my Husker game, but if I'm lucky, I will have gotten enough done to leave by 2:30. But I may just stay until 3:30 so I can get more done. Just depends on how I'm feeling.

So, I have decided that I want to get back into some reading. I finished The Help not too long ago, and just fell in love with the story. I now am on the lookout for a good book to read. I have decided that I don't really want to buy another book to read, as I have plenty of books around this house that need to get read.

I was considering reading The Time Travelers Wife, but for whatever reason, I just can't get myself to want to start it. So, yet again, I am putting off this book and onto the next. I've come to the conclusion that I have put off my Nicholas Sparks books long enough and want to get back into reading them. The first book that I ever read by him was The Last Song. When reading it, I had no clue that this was the same author who also wrote The Notebook, Dear John and A Walk To Remember. But I fell in LOVE with the book and became hooked on his good but sappy love stories. I stopped reading his books when I tried to read The Notebook. Now, I loved the movie, but def have to be in the right mind set to watch it. So, I decided to take a break from NS to explore other authors. Now, I am ready to get back into it. I will be reading At First Sight. It has stuff to do with family and being a parent, so I'm interested. I will more then likely be buying a few more books this winter to have around for when I have the time again to read.

--If anyone has any great books that I may want to read, please let me know!!--

Hmm, not too much else really. I don't go back to the doctors until the 10th and I'm really hoping I get checked. I actually want to see where baby is at and if there is any progress down there...which I doubt that there is.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Work Will Kill Me Yet!!

This is going to be the longest freaking work week for me yet. I already have to work the weekend, then throw me up there on Monday, just to make my life suck even more....UUUUGGGGGHHHHH!!!! I have 5 more days of work until I get 3 days off. Then I have to work Friday...then I have the weekend off and then I believe it's back to my normal short weeks. I've been slacking a LOT lately, and I know it. I just HATE working right now. I would rather stay home and get some more house stuff done since my parents is coming on Sunday to watch Colby for us and then they will be here again on Thanksgiving.

Speaking of Turkey Day...guess who's gotta work?!....YEP, ME. I guess it's alright tho. It ends up working out better that way for my parents. They can come done around noon and start getting the turkey ready so we can have a great feast that night. I might just have to get the relish tray ready the night before and then get all the other stuff ready the night before. That way, I can just either have mom prepare some of the stuff OR have it out and ready to prepare for when I get off work. I know my mom...she just always has to help. lol

I'm also really sad that I will miss kick off this saturday! But I've missed it before, and they will be watching at work. I'm not too sure if my Packers play on Sunday, or Monday. Monday is Ray's birthday, so I really want to take him out for dinner. We NEVER go out to eat, well, other then fast food, so this is a BIG treat! I'm just not too sure where we want to go. I'm thinking Skeeter Barnes would be a good place to go. I've been there once before and LOVED it. Need to check their website and check out their menu. We'll have Colby with us, so need to be sure there are kid meals avalible.

Will probably be making a vlog tonight sometime so I can update everything us from there.

Later ya'll!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween!!! I ended up not dressing up for work today, but that's ok. When they took our picture for those who dressed up and others that wore Halloween uniforms, I lifted up my shirt, turned to the side and gave a big smile with an okay sign thrown in front of my belly. Needless to say my boss thought I was funny.

I, at the moment, don't have any pictures of Colby in his costume, but I will be sure to post atleast one of my little dragon boy :)

Can't believe that I am 33 weeks pregnant today. Only 7 more weeks to go! Craziness...

OH! Back to work...one of my coworkers will be dressing up as Betty Rubble. I gave her the idea because she has really dark hair, her husband is blonde, and her son is a little blondie himself. I told her they would be perfect as the Rubbles! I can't wait to see her pictures! She's 20 weeks pregnant so I think the costume will be super cute! I'm glad she took my advice and went with my costume suggestion.

Anyway, nothing too much else really. We'll be out trick or treating tonight and I'm sooo glad we'll be out of the house. Then tomorrow, we have my dr apt and hopefully all goes well.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Game Day!!

Husker game day!!! Too bad we'll most likely lose today. But maybe we'll pull a miricle! haha..

So for your enjoyment, here's a picture of my cutie pie sleeping!


He's so sweet! He went into the bedroom and put himself to bed. Covered himself with the pillows....he's so damn cute.

Friday, October 28, 2011

My Brain Hurts

So I got the idea from my friend Lindsey and thought I would post a pic of my food that I made.

half my meatloaf
I decided I felt like meatloaf tonight so here's my results! haha Doesn't look super great...probably because I have so many onions and garlic in there...but it tastes pretty darn good! I would post a recipe but I never follow a recipe. I always just take all your basic ingredients and then add or take away what I want to. I never measure stuff out, so that could be why my food always tastes so amazing!!!! **tout tout** :)

My Brains Hurts

Honestly, my brain is going to be fried by the time this baby gets here. I can't seem to get myself focused on getting the stuff for baby done. I still have a nice pile of stuff I got from my essentials party sitting in my living room that I just haven't bothered putting away.

I have, however, found all my recieving blankets and burp cloths and put away all of our new born & 0-3 month stuff. Cleaning almost seems pointless as Colby just has it destroyed by the time the end of the day is near.

I think I will take my parents up on their offer on keeping Colby for the week before Thanksgiving. Then maybe I'll get some stuff done without a 2 year old dragging stuff out. THAT, or just have them keep him on the 23rd so then I can get the house cleaned up that night. We'll see.

Other news..

Don't really have too much else to talk about really. We have a drs apt on Tuesday...and I'm not looking forward to work. We have our Halloween party at work on Monday & I have NO IDEA what I want to do for a costume, if anything. I'm not one for dressing up.

I'm really excited to take Colby Trick or Treating this year! Ray will actually get to go and that makes me happy. Hoping I can get a good picture of his costume.

Also, can't believe that there really isn't much time left until baby gets here. MAN......scary.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Thanks Neti Pot!

Thank goodness for the person who invented this! I've heard of the Neti Pot before, but never really got what it does. Then saw a girl from the Real World using it a year or 2 ago and was like..OMG, that is creepy!!

But since becoming pregnant, I really have no other options then to just try this little puppy out. And I will tell you, I'm not a swimmer. I don't go underwater. --some stupid childhood fear and I won't do it-- So the idea of pouring water INTO my nose is rather terrifying.

So on my trip to Kearney Tuesday I made the stop at Walgreens and picked this little thing up. I was rather surprised by the price as it was $15. They did have other versions that were a few dollars cheaper but I found an original with a Save $3 coupon on it. So in the end, I would have paid the same for the off brand as I did for the original. (Great deal if you ask me!)

Anyway, when I got it home, I took the thing out and just examined it and read the instructions and what have you. I didn't use it right away, but the next day I couldn't breath, so I decided to try the sucker out last night. Now, I didn't really know what to expect, I mean, you're pouring water into your nose! I even went onto facebook to ask for some advice on how to use it, didn't really get much help but went ahead and tried it out.

OH MAN! I was really surprised that this didn't feel as weird as I had thought. I think because I was so stuffed up. But once you take the pot away from your nose, you have to keep your head tilted to get the rest of the solution out, then when I touch my nostral, my god, there were boogers! LOTS of boogers. Why I didn't anticipate them, I don't know. But holy hell! I got quite a bit out! Then did the other side and got even more out! I couldn't believe it!

In the end, I could breath the entire night! No problems at all! YEY!! Unfortunately this morning I'm a little stuffy, so I'll definately be doing it again today and then tonight. I really want to get rid of all this crap!

So for anyone who wants to try it, I'll tell ya from one who was scared, it works great!! 4 out of 5 stars! (Only 4 because the boogers are gross and you do have to use it regularly I think)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Just Crappy News

Today has just been full of news that is not what I want to hear. Ray took Colby to the eye doctor again to check the progress of his eyes. He's been wearing glasses (well, been TRYING to wear glasses) to correct his eyes. The left eye turns inward just a little (about 30% the dr says) and the glasses are to help strengthen them. Well, I guess the dr decided that he didn't want to wait another 3 months to see if the glasses will correct his eyes since they haven't gotten worse, but haven't gotten better either. So tomorrow we call them to make an apointment to have corrective surgery. I'm honestly so scared for Colby. I know it's not massive surgery or anything like that, but its still surgery. And that scares me.

I called my mom as soon as I got home. When she called me back she told me just to keep her updated on the date of the surgery because we would have to go to Lincoln which is 3 hours away and she wants to be there. She then proceeds to tell me that we won't be doing family pictures after all because my dad has some form of skin cancer on his face. He basically has to have some kind of chemical placed on his face to kill the cancer cells. So his face will not be picture ready. Another thing I didn't want to hear today, but hopefully he can get it cleared up and it doesn't spread. My dad has a really bad habit of making people feel sorry for him and being negative when he needs to be positive. I don't know how he would handle full blown cancer.

Anyway, nothing too much else to report on today. I did run to Target yesterday and pick up a pair of leggings for $5. --can't pass up a deal like that-- also got some breast milk storage bags and a few things for my hospital bag. Then I stopped at Walgreens and picked up a netipot. Which I am honestly scared shitless about using. But will be using tonight...hopefully.

Alright...I think that's it for now!

Monday, October 24, 2011

32 Weeks Down!

Only 8 more weeks left! I can't believe how fast this pregnancy has flown. It's rather crazy.

So, my 5 day weekend was pretty fun. Wednesday night I got to watch my Pretty Little Liars Halloween special, and a lot of stuff really started making sense. I still don't know who 'A' is, but I do know now that a few certain characters were in on a bunch of stuff together.

Thursday, my cousin Laura and I took Colby to the Vala's Pumpkin Patch out in Gretna. WOW, that place was HUGE! Didn't think we'd get to the end of it once we started walking around. But it was a lot of fun! I almost think we should have gone earlier since there was so much fun stuff to do, but then again, a lot of the stuff cost money and I think Colby was almost too little to get a "full blown experience", but I could tell by the smile on his face, he was having a great time! Next year I hope to take him again and hopefully have Ray go too. Spend the whole day at the pumpkin patch. In the end, we ended up getting Colby a little pumpkin that he just loves carrying around since we've got it back home.

Friday I really didn't do too much. Mom and I watched Ghost Adventures on Travel Channel and I really wish we got that station! I LOVE that show. I must have scared the crap out of myself by watching it tho because I ended up sleeping upstairs on the couch. lol. BUT it ended up being a blessing that I did because by the morning, there was a cricket down there! GRRRRRRR...hate those things.

Saturday my mother and I got up early and headed to Kearney for their craft show. I really wish I had some money because I saw plenty of things that I wanted to buy. Oh well. I'm sure there will be a few of those vendors at the Seward Craft show in Nov. By then I will have some money to buy more of the things that I want.

Also on Saturday was the Husker game. We missed the first quarter but we were listening to it on the radio. (I would have hated growing up listening to the game on the radio....not as exciting.) Anyway, the game was rather slow going but we ended up winning 41-14. Not the most exciting game but that's ok. Watched the Wisconsin vs Michigan State game and WOW! THAT was a good game. Too bad we play Michigan State next weekend and will more then likely get our asses handed to us.

Sunday was my essentials party. I really wasn't looking forward to this at all, but it ended up being alright. My aunt stressed out over it way too much. Only a few people showed up, but in the end, I was happy a bunch of people didn't show up. I wanted the party to be small anyway. I did get a few nice things and I did get things that I needed. So I consider it a success. The party ended up lasting about 2 hours of us just talking and by the end I stayed in town later then what I wanted because I couldn't miss the Packer game. My Packers won 33-27 (I think) and they are now the last NFL team in the league to be undefeated this year! YEY!! 7-0 baby!! super excited about that.

Today was just another work day. I'm really getting slow at work...luckily my boss wasn't a total dick to me today. I did do a lot of extra stuff today tho...so I deserve to be treated nice. I also joined a weight loss group at work. They basically told me they won't start doing my weight loss until after I have the baby. But I'm glad we're doing this! I have a lot of weight to lose before June!

Not too much else going on. I've decided I won't bitch in this entry :)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

5 Day Weekend

So I am at my parents house today. Got here last night around...oh, 5:30 maybe? I wanted to get here so I wouldn't miss the Pretty Little Liars Halloween Special...lol yes I know. I'm so in love with this show, and now knowing who "A" is, is starting to kill me. I have figured out a few things tho from the special, which is good. Will make a few other things make sense.

Today I am hanging out with my cousin, Laura. She posted on her facebook that she wanted to go to a pumpkin patch and do a corn maze and what not and I've been wanting to take Colby for the past 2 years! So I'm really excited about going. We found this place outside of Gretna that sounds really fun. (update) Just read on her facebook that she wasn't feeling well. So we may not be going to this after all. I'm a little sad, but I think it will be ok. There is actually a little place out here in Seward that has a corn maze and pumpkins and such that I think I may just take my little man to if we end up not going. (Laura, I know you read my blog, so don't be too upset if we don't go! I would rather you feel better then get sick on a hayride)

Either way, I am actually sick myself. I have this nasty head cold and it's starting to drive me nuts. The worst part about it, I can't take anything! I just have to suffer through it. I've been putting vicks under my nose and on my chest to try and make it through the day, but it's not helping that much. I hope I can run to walmart and find this saline solution a friend recommended to me. Hope that helps!

OH! Also, while I am home, my mother has showed me the pack n play she was talking about that had a changing table and bassinet. Thank goodness it's the one I was thinking that it was. I'm glad too because now I don't have to spend a butt load of money on a new one! hehe. I'm actually considering buying a changing pad to have around the house. That way we don't have to change him on the floor just on a blanket or whatever. (I'm unsure yet)

So even tho, this Saturday we won't be having my shower during the game like I wanted, my mother and I will be going to a craft show. I'm actually excited about going because I just love going to these things! Thinking it may just be the 2 of us going, so that's alright. I would rather it just be me and mom anyway. We need mother/daughter time. I am a little sad that I won't have any money to spend but what can ya do. I WILL, however, be happy when Nov 15th gets here and I have my Christmas money. I will have it right before the Seward Craft show so I can actually BUY SOMETHING! I'm planning on sending a little just because gift to my bumpie/facebook friend. I'm sure if she reads this she'll know who she is, but I just want to send something cute for her and her little one that is on the way!

I'm unsure if I have menioned this in my last post or not, but I am reading The Help by Kathryn Stockett. OMG, this book is excellent! And what's even more crazy is the fact that the book is her FIRST book! I can't believe that. I'm almost finished with it, but since I didn't feel well last night, I decided not to read at all. I may just wait until tonight to finish it. I'm not big on reading so I'm surprised at how fast I have gotten throught this 500+ page book!

Everyone have a great day!!