Saturday, January 23, 2010

Remember how I said I was gonna do better??!

Like, 15 times?! I'm so sorry ya'll. Every time I start to share something I think that it is nothing anyone else cares to hear! BUT today I thought you might like to see what me and this baby look like together, and I thought I could explain how we spent several hours in Labor and Delivery the other night!

First of all, thankfully, nothing is wrong! I was having some pains that I thought were contractions, and they were coming every few minutes for about an hour, so I called the doctor's office. The phone nurse, when she realized that this was baby #3 for me, told me to go on over to the hospital to get checked out. I was NOT expecting that, but I went ahead and called my parents to drive me over there since Chris was at his school 30 min. away (this was at the end of the school day). We got over there and they asked 5 million questions and got me set up in the lovely hospital gown, and hooked me up to the doppler to listen to Robbie's heartbeat. He did NOT like having the monitor on, as usual, and ran away from it and kicked at it every chance he got.

They did a preterm labor test, and checked me, and I was as I should be at this point. Finally, several hours later, the doctor on call came by and basically said he thought it was intestinal upset. Nothing to make you feel like a huge fool than that! So I cried in frustration and we got ready to head home. Chris took me to Chik-fil-A for dinner and we went to pick the boys up from my parents, then went home, where I crashed.

I'm still having some of the same type pains and I'm not convinced that it is just gas. I'm thinking it is round ligament pains, personally. I have a doctor's appointment this week so we'll see what he says. All I know is I am so stinkin' TIRED! I make it through work each day, but I get very little done here around the house. That another reason I don't post here or on my usual message boards, cause I'm too tired to think of something to say!

Well, friends, there is an update. Hopefully life will become more interesting in my mind soon so I can find something to tell you about! :)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy 2010!

Hope it has been happy so far for you! The last few hours of 2009 weren't the greatest I've ever seen because my beloved Tennessee Volunteers got beat in the Chik-fil-A Bowl by Virginia Tech. Now, that may not seem like too big of a deal to you but around HERE, that has to do with some serious braggin' rights! We live smack dab between the two schools, and very rarely do you find someone who doesn't love one and dislike the other. But truly, it was one of those things that we (Vol fans) knew could happen. It was still a disappointment, though.

I forgot to update you on the latest OB appointment! The boys and I all got to go have another ultrasound on Wednesday the 30th. That was the first time either of the boys had gotten to see an ultrasound, and they really thought it was neat! The ultrasound tech was EXCELLENT, and even made sure to do some 3D shots for them to see. My sister and mom both say that the baby looks like Adam, and then my sisters are conspiring and saying that they see another baby in there, but there is NOT!! Right now, the baby weighs around 2 pounds. I did actually see a change in MY weight on the scale for the first time in 6 months, so that isn't too bad, is it?!

We finally got to do our Christmas cantata for our morning worship service this morning. It was scheduled for 2 weeks ago right after we had a big snowstorm and many people were out of power, so we were pretty much forced to put it off. Then last week, some of our key singers were going to be out of town. Then today it was FRIGID cold, at least for was 14 degrees when we drove to church! It went really well, though, and was very well received. I had a solo, and baby Robbie must have been lying higher in my tummy cause I was able to hold my 'long' note better today than I did when last we sang it two weeks ago! What about that?! Shocked me, for sure!

Then Pastor Ken had a small sermon discussing some things that we needed to remember as we made resolutions, and the one that struck me as important for me to remember was "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding". How hard that is sometimes to do, isn't it?! I think of one situation in particular where I have been wanting MY way, but obviously the Lord's timetable and mine are very different. It has been difficult to not think that God needs to get on MY schedule, but He knows infinitely more than I do, and I need to trust that He knows what is best, even if it isn't the easiest or most pleasant to deal with. Remind me of that later on when I'm trying to take control AGAIN, will ya?!

He also told a story of how when his father was in the throes of Alzheimer's Disease, he might not know who people where around him, but he would respond to scripture that people would quote aloud if he was agitated. It reminded me of my own dear grandmother, who also had some form of dementia later in her life. Sometimes she might not know who I was, but if you started singing "Amazing Grace", she could sing along. If you asked her, "Mawmaw, are you a Baptist or a Methodist?", she'd always answer rather emphatically, "Methodist!" or if you asked her, "Are you a Democrat or a Republican?" she knew that she was, "Republican!" Remembering that brought back fond memories of the closeness we shared while she lived with us on and off for several years. I wanted to record the memory before I forgot!

Tomorrow it is back the grind of work! The boys will go to school with me for the teacher workday, and then they will be back to school on Tuesday. I can't believe our break is over, but then again, that means that I only have about 3.5 months left before I give birth to our baby! EEEEEK! That is hard to believe!

Have a GREAT week....I'm going to try my best to do better about posting, for real this time!!