Monday, May 4, 2009

My baby girl

I went in on Wed (4/29) for my regular OB appt and told the doctor about the contractions I had been having. She asked me if I wanted her to check me and I said yes. When she checked, I was 1 cm 50% and at -3 station. She told me she wanted me to go over to the Naval hosptial to be monitored because I was still having contractions. DH, DD, and I arrived at about 11:30am and I got hooked up. My contractions became very regular and they started to really hurt. The doctor checked me and found that I was 1-2 cm. I stayed hooked up for about 3 more hours while they monitored my contractions. They also placed an IV to help me stay hydrated. At about 2:30pm, the doctor checked me again and found that I was at a solid 3 cm. Since the navy hospital here doesn't have a NICU, they decided to transport me over to a hosptial nearby with an excellent NICU. I was transported by ambulance, while still having contractions every 3-5 minutes. When I got to Shands, they checked me again and found that I was 4 cm 50% and at -2 station. I was admitted to L&D where they kept me on the monitors until 4 am the following morning. I stopped dilating at 4 cm, thankfully, but was still having regular and painful contractions until some time in the middle of the night. They did give me some Stadol to help me sleep, which is WONDERFUL!!!! :lol Since I had stopped progressing and the contractions pretty much went away, they moved me to a different room for observation for the day. I was discharged at about 9pm on Thurs (4/30) on bed rest atleast until I am 36 weeks. They did do an ultrasound at Shands and estimated baby girls weight to be between 5-6 lbs thankfully. She needs to stay in atleast another 2 weeks!!!

Monday, April 20, 2009


I can't believe that it is almost May. This year is going by very quickly and it doesn't help that we are counting down the days until our next baby girl will be here. 7 weeks and counting. I still don't know if I am ready for it, but there's no delaying the inevitable. Bethany is growing up too fast for me. I look at her and wish that she would be the cuddler she once ways, but seeing her explore and learn new things makes me happy too. We transformed her crib into a toddler bed, which has been a little trying, but surprisingly she took to it pretty well. I think she enjoys the freedom aspect of it, but I don't enjoy having to clean up after she's pulled all of her clothes out of the drawers. She is supposed to be taking a nap right now, but I can hear her pushing on the door. Thankfully she can't reach the handle yet.

I finally had a talk with Justin last night. I have been feeling very worn out and need a break but haven't been able to get one. We decided that one weekend day he will be taking full responsibility for her, from when she gets up to when she goes to bed. I am hoping that this arrangement will help me as it gets closer to my due date, to finally be able to rest and put up my feet.

I started school again and it's been going well so far. I am waiting on my financial aid to come through right now. The first class is about critical thinking and I kind of want to scream, but I need to get through it to be able to move on.

We are waiting now for Justin to submit his package to become a legalman. If everything goes as planned, he will be headed to school for a few months in Oct, and then we will be at our new duty station by Jan. I can't wait for the change, we have been in Jacksonville for 3 years and I am ready to move somewhere else (hopefully back to WA).

Friday, September 19, 2008


Sometimes I wonder if what we dream, is really our subconcious giving insight to what might have been. Why are we always looking in the past when we should be looking towards the future??

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

My oh my....

Yikes, its been a month since I posted something. Not that I really have anything exciting going on in my life right now, but I should be posting more. I find it hard to believe that it is already September and my little girl is going to be 9 months old tomorrow. She is such an inquisitive little girl, always looking around. I love just sitting and watching her play. She loves to eat cheerios, and I smile when I watch her attack the cheerios, just so she can shove handfuls in her mouth. I keep thinking about how little she was and now she is a squirmy, talkative little girl. She does love her momma though, and it makes my heart happy everytime she starts bouncing when I walk in the room.

I am starting to pull everything together so I can go to school and finish my degree. I love being a stay-at-home mom, but I would love to be doing something else other than just house-cleaning with my time here at home. It looks like I will only have about 2 years left and then off to work I go.

My blue eyed girl is staring at me, wanting me to get off the computer. I can't resist, she is just too cute!!

Friday, August 1, 2008


I got to do one of my most favorite things in the whole shopping. I know, I know it sounds super crazy and totally weird, but I acutally enjoy going. I took ms. Bethany along with me today, since I had to go while Justin was working. There's just something about walking up and down the commisary aisles thinking about what meals I can create. ~smiles~ 10 years ago I would never have thought I would be happy going grocery shopping, doing laundry (sometimes, lol), and cleaning house. It just goes to show that things change and with them you do too.

The fridge is finally fixed. Turns out there was ice totally blocking the tube that puts water in the ice maker. I guess one of the nice things about living in base housing is the fact that I can call maintenance and they will come and fix the problem.

I think thats about it...

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Water, water everywhere

So I woke up this morning to find water on the floor in front of the fridge. Turns out the water line had popped out in the back and was dripping water down the back of the fridge and onto the floor. In the process of getting it fixed, I realized that I hadn't cleaned underneath the fridge since we moved here two years ago. Talk about mcnasty!!!

Yesterday I walked two miles on the treadmill. I felt really good, but ended up with a huge blister on the back of my foot. I pushed myself to finish with that blister, but now I am hurting. I started doing the Ultimate Walking Challenge and will be walking almost every day for the next 24 weeks. I am looking forward to getting back into shape.

Okay I think thats it for today.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

First Post

So I decided since I am staying at home now, I would start blogging. I guess this will be interesting to see what I come up with everyday, lol. First of all, I can't believe that it is almost August. This year has gone by too fast for me. Soon we will be celebrating Bethany's first birthday. She is such a smart little girl, already pulling herself up, crawling EVERYWHERE, and even standing by herself for a couple of seconds before losing her balance. It seems so weird to me sometimes that I am a mom now. I feel very tired sometimes, but as soon as she looks at me and smiles her huge smile, I just fall right back in love. I know, very cliche, (lol) but true.

Right now, with me staying at home everyday, all day, I don't really get any adult interaction, which sucks. I miss being able to hang out with friends or even (gasp) going to work. I never thought I would miss working but I really do. I am hoping to finish school sometime, but I am not sure how long it will be before I can do that.

Okay enough rambling....onto my duties as a home maker (lol)