Friday, October 30, 2009

I am such a klutz!

Granted, this isn't a photo of my toes, but you get the idea....

Guess who fell when stepping off our deck last night?

Yep, that would be ME! I missed the paving stone and landed on my foot. At first I thought it was just barely hurt, but when the pain woke me up during the night I decided that I might ought to see a doctor. So today I did! After x-rays with double-layered protection on my belly, it was determined to be a bad sprain. I have an air cast on, and it is helping the pain when walking and moving around quite a bit!

Only *I* could fall and sprain my ankle while pregnant!

Don't you wish you were so lucky?!?!
Photo credit: CellPhoneSusie

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

My sweet little Nixie


It seems like only yesterday that we brought her home as a tiny little puppy. She was the runt of the litter, which was the only way we were going to have a full-bred Boxer! She never did get to be full Boxer size. She was blind in one eye, too, but we didn't see her flaws, we just saw her as our cool new dog!

Now four years later, she is gone. She had been losing weight, so Chris took her to the vet on Monday. He asked for bloodwork to be done, and his feeling that something was wrong was correct....her kidneys were failing. Since she was always kept in the pen, the vet thinks that it was just something genetic.

So he took her back today to relieve her of her misery. I can't believe we've lost two dogs in less than a year. It breaks my heart!

Please pray for us while we deal with the loss of a dearly loved family member!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Have you noticed?

I'm in a blog slump!! I remember losing interest in online activities when I was pregnant with Isaac as well, and don't really remember what changed to get me out of it...maybe it is the tiredness, I don't know. But I just don't have the interest right now! Have you been there? What do you suggest? I don't want to give this up, but at the same time, I can't seem to think of anything worth saying.

Here's hoping stating it will help me get out of it.....

Monday, October 19, 2009

14 weeks: baby update!

We're still plugging along! That bout with the flu ended up having me feeling pretty rough for a while. I went back to work last Tuesday, though I probably should have stayed out at least another day. Today is truly the first day when I have felt NORMAL and had somewhat like a normal appetite. It really knocked me on my behind! Given all that, I'm still torn as to whether or not to take the H1N1 vaccine. The way I see it, I've already had the thing, so why should I be vaccinated? My doctor (and my husband) beg to differ. I can get a shot this week through the health department, so I'm praying about it right now. If I feel like the Lord is leading me to get it, I'll do it--otherwise I will follow what I think makes sense. I don't know a better way to determine what to do that as for His guidance!

I went to the doctor today, and by my calculations I've still only gained about 3 pounds! Woo hoo! He said that I was measuring right where I should, and though we didn't get a heart rate, the heartbeat sounded strong. My little baby doesn't want to stay still long enough for anyone to hear much by the Doppler!

How I'm feeling: I haven't been sleeping as well lately, but I did get me a body pillow today so I'm hoping that helps me get more comfortable. Like I said, I've felt pretty awful for almost 2 weeks, so now might not be the best time to ask! LOL I got sick several times over the flu period, which was really yucky since I had been feeling so much better. I'm wearing maternity clothes pretty much all the time now but am still able to get away with a few non-maternity shirts. I had to buy some better fitting bras! All in all, I can't complain! I'm just SO thankful that I'm getting over this awful flu!! I would appreciate any prayers you might could send my way concerning whether or not to get this vaccine.

I'll update again soon!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

When it rains, it pours...

Here's how our week has gone....

Chris was very sick but stayed at school all day on Monday. He went to the doctor on Tuesday and has a bacterial infection. He's still not feeling too well.

Tuesday they sent me home from school because there were several cases of flu in both of my schools. That evening I started coughing, and Chris insisted I go to the doctor yesterday. I don't have walking pneumonia, so they started me on Tamiflu. I think I had a stomach bug on top of that, because I couldn't keep anything, not even water, down yesterday. Thankfully that part is better today, but I still feel pretty cruddy.

2:00 today the school nurse calls and Adam is running a fever. I rush up there to get him and the ped's office says they'll work us in. Then at 3:30 the nurse calls my cell and Isaac is there with a 103 fever. Chris rushes to get him, cancels his basketball practice (Chris is the coach) and rushes him to be worked in at the ped's office too.

So now they both have Type A flu.

Just lovely.

My mil is on her way down here to keep them at her house here in the county so they are away from me, even though I've already been around them....hoping maybe between that and the Tamiflu I won't get it full blown.

Calgon, take me away!!!!!!!!!

If you keep up with me on message boards, sorry if you read this more than once. I didn't have the strength to write a new witty post!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Flashback Friday--Do the Moo Shu

We got chicken from KFC last night and when we got home, Isaac started singing the "Do the Moo Shu" song with popcorn chicken, fried chicken, etc. in as the lyrics, and it reminded me of how much he LOVED the Veggie Tales when he was a little bitty boy! He loved watching the Silly Songs video to the point that we also bought the CD so he could listen and sing along when we were in the car! Thankfully, it didn't drive us nearly as crazy as some things that he was later obsessed with (Elmo or Blue's Clues, anyone?!) so we would laugh right along with it. We may have to pull out the old Veggie Tales CD when this little one comes along!

Our kids grow up so quickly, don't they? Seems like it was just yesterday that Isaac was singing along with this, and now he's my big basketball playing, TaeKwonDo punch throwing boy!

Happy Friday!!

I'd love to have you play along! Due to my lateness getting these up and downright LACK of getting posts done lately, I've not seen as much traffic, and I'd love to see that pick back up! C'mon, it is fun!! Just write up your own post and come back and link it up here so I can find you!