Sunday, September 21, 2008

Babies, babies and more babies...

Ok, I might have added one too many babies...! So 2 of my best friends are pregnant!! Yeah!! They are also BOTH due in April, within weeks of each other! So exciting!! I can't even begin to explain how ecstatic I am about this!! There are several reasons why I am so excited, so here they are:
When I got pregnant many many moons ago (back in 2005/2006), none of my friends had kids. Not a single one. So my pregnancy was a pretty lonely one. I had no one to compare notes with or ask questions or anything. Luckily my pregnancy was a very easy one and I never got sick or had any complications. This did not however take away that very lonely feeling. Being pregnant is just an amazing experience and I could not wait until my friends could experience it too. It is truly a magical, wonderful thing to grow a baby inside you and just feel that connection. Ok, I know I am getting sappy, but it is awesome. I felt very sorry for my husband that he could not feel what I was feeling in my body. Another reason I am excited is just the fact that a baby truly does change everything. Your whole life revolves around that baby. Your feelings and well being come last.. now this might not sound too appealing for some of you, but it is totally worth it for the following reasons:

  • First smile
  • First laugh
  • First roll over
  • First crawl
  • First steps
  • First words
  • First day of school
  • Your child telling you they love you
I have personally experienced each of these events, and even now I tear up at the mere thoughts of them. There is absolutely no better feeling that having your child look at you and telling you that they love you. Oh. my. gosh. And believe me, you might think there are things that are better, but trust me, there isn't.

So knowing that my friends are about to embark on such events just makes my heart ache for them! (In a good way!) Ok ok, I know I need to stop now or the water works will really start flowing!

**To Kelly and Sara,
I truly love you both and I am so deleriously happy for you and can't wait to meet your little bundles of joy!!**

Mama G

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

We are alive and ok!

Hi friends,
Just wanted to let ya'll know that we did survive the hurricane and we are doing alright! We had no damage to the house or yard... just several branches come off our Magnolia tree. We lost power in the middle of the storm, and it only came back yesterday. We bunked in with my parents who only live about a mile away, and who coincidentally never lost power but had WAY more damage to their neighborhood! Go figure! My school is closed until Mon. which sucks for the fact that since I am hourly, I don't get paid when I am not there. So, that's kind of a bummer, but it has been nice to have a little break.

Well, it's getting late and I need to get some sleep! Hope you all are doing great, and I will talk to you soon!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Dr.'s Appt. and Hurricanes...

Will this madness ever end? For the last week, the news has inundated us with Hurricane Ike updates, letting us all know that we are pretty much screwed. Houston is going to be on the "dirty side" of the storm, so this weekend will prove to be very entertaining! The hubby went out tonight and got some supplies, just a few things in case we lose power. We didn't go overboard because these things have been known to change course at the last min. Several years ago when Rita was a big threat, we rushed out and got all this stuff and even taped up all our windows and guess what?? It lightly drizzled for the better part of a day. So be on notice Mr. Weather... we are not falling for your tricks again.. you have cried wolf too many times!

On another note, I finally went back to the Dr. after many, many tests and he finally figured out that I have hypothyroidism. Meaning an under active thyroid. He threw some sample meds at me and said to come back in 4 weeks. They will take some more blood and figure out if this medicine is not enough or too much... so that will be fun. I almost hoping that it is too much....maybe it will jump start my thyroid! That would be awesome!
I had an lovely experience in the waiting room though before my appoint and thought I would regal my dear readers with a story! So I get to the office about 15 min. early hoping that maybe the Dr. would be running somewhat on time... cough, cough... yeah right. So there are 2 other people in there waiting, a man and a woman. After signing in and sitting down, I notice that the woman is on her cell phone, which is no crime right? But it soon became apparent that she was, "Obnoxious loud phone talker person with no boundaries." Don't you love those types? So all of a sudden I hear her start talking about some crap about how the person she is talking to needs to come to some event at a church, that I later assessed to be a Baptism. Yes folks, she was that open with her conversation. Apparently though, the person was protesting about going to a church and so this lady starts tearing into him about how could he not come, what is he thinking, and how is knows nothing of this church.... SERIOUSLY?!?! Really... this is what you want all the waiting room people to hear? Then, when the nurse calls her name to go in the back, she says to the person on the phone, "Oh hey, they just called my name, but don't hang up ok." I am not even kidding, she actually said that. So my imagination starts reeling of how the lady is still griping to her friend while this poor nurse is asking her to step on the scale, and then tries to take her temp. and blood pressure....all while this idiot is chatting away. I don't know.. I just don't get people sometimes...personally when I go to the Dr. I want to get in and out as fast as possible. It was probably this lady that caused my Dr. to be 30 min. late....she probably wanted her friend to stay on the phone and hear everything the Dr. had to say to her.

Anyway, I will give you all updates in these next couple of days on what this hurricane will do to my weekend. I had planned on doing nothing but resting... now I have to start worring about my family's well being... geesh...stupid hurricane.