Friday, September 26, 2008

Maroon 5 Concert

Tomorrow night is the Maroon 5 and Counting Crows concert at the Verizon Amplitheater in Maryland Heights, MO. I've had my tickets for over three months now, and I'm more than ready to finally cash them in for the show!

I've had so little energy this past month that I've done very little with my weekends (in case you haven't noticed, the fun weekend posts have dropped off). As I've mentioned before, I'm so dead tired lately that I can do little to nothing but sleep. Anyways, the point is, I will do whatever takes to have energy for tomorrow night. I even have plans to go dancing with the sister-in-law afterwords.

As many of you have read in my previous blogs, any outing with my sister-in-law is quite an adventure. I didn't even mention how I wound up ending the night at a strip club (for men) last time I was out with her. So I'm going to need all the energy I can get!

I say this now, yet all I can think about this moment is if I could find a space under my desk for a quick nap. Wish me luck ...

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

9 Month Smoke Free Anniversary

I just realized that today is my 9 month quit anniversary!

I don't have anymore time to write right now, but I just thought I'd let everyone know what today is!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Magic House

Yes, I know I've been absent for a while. I just haven't had much to talk about and I didn't want to bore everyone to death with mundane details of my everyday life. Don't get me wrong, many people can make even the most mundane thing into a fun, interesting and humourous blog. But that's not me, for sure!

There's not much of anything going on here. I'm more exhausted than anything else. I've been lying down at 8:00 in an attempt to fall asleep by 8:30 and thus get closer to 9 hours of sleep a night. On top of that, I often come home after work and nap for an hour or so. It seems all I can do of late is sleep. I've tried to work out, but it doesn't really help -- all it does is make me even more wiped out. I assume all of this will pass in a few more weeks, and I'll start to feel like myself again. Until then I'm just trying to get as much sleep as possible. Also, it can be hard to get a good night's sleep when I'm getting up (literally) three times a night to pee. Fun times. Oh well, it could be much worse -- I could be suffering from morning sickness. Yeah, I'll take being tired and having to pee all the time over "morning" sickness anyday!

Tomorrow night is the monthly free family night at the Magic House. Some of you might have heard about it, it's a famous children's museum. It's called the Magic House because it shows how "magical" things are done with science. It's a huge house chalked full with non-stop fun (well, for the kids). Before I moved into this house I bought, I used to live just blocks from this massive house. Now I live about 7 miles away. It's worth the small drive, though, because the kids have a blast each time they go, even if it is very overcrowded on the free night. So, that's what I'll be doing tomorrow night.

I really don't have much else to talk about. Even now, after getting 8.5 hours of sleep and a nap after work yesterday, I'm just ... tired. Lots of tired, and thus not much brainpower going on. These past few weekends I've done nada. I need to try and think of something to do this weekend with the kids, so I can at least have something else to blog about.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Promised Update

Just a quick note: I had my ultrasound this morning. Everything looks great! We found the baby very quickly, nuzzled safely in my uterus where it belongs. We could see the gestational sac and the yolk sac, but nothing else. It's too early to find the actual embryo. I go back in 2.5 weeks -- by then I'll be almost 8 weeks, and we'll be able to see the fetus and heartbeat and such.

All I can say is I'm much relieved! I had faith that this pregnancy was good, but still, after my experience last time I couldn't help the nagging feelings. I had trouble sleeping all night last night, and was anxious this morning for the appointment. After I got home I was super relieved, but overwhelmingly tired. It was like the moment I quit worrying sleep tried to take over.

Due date is May 11th! I guess we should start a little ticker (update, found better ticker!)

Lilypie Expecting a baby Ticker

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

What Happened To Trim Up Tuesday?

Sorry for going AWOL last week. It was quite a hectic week (the last post shows how it started). But I'm going to get back on track, and catch up on everyone's blogs real quick like.

I have stayed the same weight since my last Trim Up Tuesday blog. It seems I will have to stop 3.5 pounds short of my final in exchange for a new goal: managing and maintaining a healthy pregnancy. That's right, folks -- I'm pregnant again! I'm so thrilled. It's been four months since my scary ectopic pregnancy with complications experience (read: Part One & Part Two for details). I think I've had a pretty good turn around time, considering 2 of those months was complete recovery, and I only have 1 tube left.

I went in for blood work twice last week. My HCG levels look good and are properly rising. Tomorrow morning I'll have an early ultrasound just to confirm the embryo is actually in the uterus where it belongs. I'll post an update afterwards.

I have confidence this pregnancy is going to turn out well. If I hadn't had such a scary experience last time I don't think I'd have any reservations about it at all. Unlike last time, I certainly "feel" pregnant! The week before I found out I was pregnant, I was so tired that I went to bed at 8:30 each night. After 7 days of that, I took a test, and sure enough it was positive. On top of being really tired I'm freaking starving all the time and I have to pee all the time. Plus, my abdomen is tender and slightly extended -- I assume this is because the baby is in the correct place this time around!

So wish me luck, and I'll post a quick update tomorrow after my ultrasound ...

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Vomit Diaries

No Trim Up Tuesday today! Instead I'm on the vomit patrol for both kids. Duty started roughly 1:50 am last night. Since then there have been:

  • 20 cases of vomit in the toliet
  • 1 case of vomit on the kitchen floor
  • 2 cases of vomit in bed
  • 1 case of vomit on the bathroom floor
  • 1 case of vomit on the hallway floor
  • 1 case of vomit in the bathtub
  • 5 cases of vomit all over the toilet & bathroom fixtures
  • 3 rolls of paper towels used
  • 3 loads of laundry run
  • 4 showers
  • 20 minutes of sleep
  • 2 pathetic children
  • 1 overworked mom!

Actually, all considering, I'm not too bad off. Oddly enough, I'm not stressed at all. But regardless I can't wait for the hubby to get home so he can take over the vomit patrol!