Friday, June 27, 2008

Don't let that baby in the sidebar fool you

The little wiggle worm inside me is NOTHING like the baby pictured to the right, floating peacefully and making graceful movements here and there. Samantha is gonna come out crawling at the rate she is going. She's one active little girl. I've felt her do a couple of flips already and she's always kicking or stretching... just like her big brother Hayden.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Thank goodness it's O.V.E.R. !

I don't know if it's because I said LOTS of prayers to feel better, or because my friends and family couldn't stand to hear me whine and sigh and cry anymore so THEY prayed for it to stop, or if it was because I made an appt. to see my doctor and laid down $53 bucks and $10 in gas for him to tell me to see my family doctor instead... but this morning I woke up happy. I woke to Hayden hacking and coughing non-stop and I gladly jumped out of bed, picked up my little boogery boy and snuggled him and loved him and felt clear-headed and happy.

Michael rubbed my head and ordered Chinese for dinner last night (my favorite) and even swept the floor. I have plenty of housework to catch up on, but my head feels fine and I don't wanna cry anymore.

Today is a good day so far - I just feel *a little* bi-polar is all. I mean, how can someone feel sooo miserable and lost in the head one day and totally cool the next? It's just so weird.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

26 weeks

It's 3am and I can't sleep. can't stop crying. I *think* I am hungry, but nothing in the fridge or the pantry looks appetizing - except maybe those Swiss Rolls I have hidden, but my brain says no-no-no, that won't help.

I took Sudafed last night because my sinuses and neck and eyeballs were k.i.l.l.i.n.g me. But now it's just the back of head that is throbbing and my neck is all tense and quite honestly, I am totally tense. Anxiety attack maybe?

No. "It's a Tumor!"

(someone check me into a mental institution... or a day spa.)

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

After reading many posts over the past week or so, I've come to the sad conclusion that I don't have nearly as much fun as any of my friends back home (in AZ) are having. I have also come to the conclusion - though not due to any blog reading - that I am impatient, tired, and perpetually sick of hearing the whines and cries of my children. Am I depressed? Perhaps. I miss my friendships and support... I miss having a backyard to send Amanda to play in. I miss feeling like I accomplished something other than "Rockin' On" on Guitar Hero. And I SWEAR that if this dull headache/fog of apathy doesn't go away soon I am going stay in bed - f.o.r.e.v.e.r.


pregnancy hormones suck

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Sick Boy, Sick Girl


He has a double ear infection, sinus infection and a mopey disposition. Nope. It's not Hayden. It's my other boy, my first boy - Michael. I can't believe he's been nursing this illness for over a week with NyQuil and Mucinex. No wonder he couldn't sleep. Poor guy.

And how, you may ask, is Amy doing? Well I'm still pregnant. I'm still coughing and out of breath most of the time. Darn Florida wildfires and humidity. My varicose veins are uglier than ever and spreading. And now, I have the added pleasure of yet another pregnancy induced symptom that is too personal to talk about on a public blog. Let's just say it's unpleasant, painful and is supposed to be relieved by not sitting or standing for too long.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

oh what do you do in the summertime?


Do you create pet aquariums for plastic pets
'cause your mama won't let you have anything LIVE?
Is that what YOU do?
So does Amanda.

Do you make {semi} flexible clay animals and flying angel hearts
and morph ladybugs with spiders *just because* ?
Is that what YOU do?
So does Amanda.


OH what do you do in the summertime, when school is out all day?
Do you let them watch tv till their drooling Dis-ney
and begging for something to eat?
Is that what you do?
So do I.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Baby Has A Name!


So it looks like we've FINALLY decided on a name for our baby girl who is due in October. The middle name is still up for debate, but it's growing on me.

Samantha means - listener -
Margaret means - pearl -

Oh PLEASE let us have a child who actually listens!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

I can't believe I am going to

Again!


This is not a complaint. I love to go to Ikea. It's just that I don't usually go more than 2 times in a year. But this time I am going for purely unselfish reasons. My friend Carlee needs a bedframe and the last time we went it was out of stock. She called ahead and they have her bedframe in stock. Only thing is, we are going this morning... the day after the last day of school... a saturday. The place is gonna be mobbed! We've got a master plan though. We are meeting at 9:30 for breakfast at Ikea's restaurant/cafe and then high-tailing it downstairs to the self-service pickup and grabbing that bedframe before some kid on her way to college grabs it.

Now if I can only stay awake for the drive home... This baby and my asthma are sucking all the life and energy out of me.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Missing Teen - FOUND!

Just an update - Destiny is home with her family now.

Rather than send this out to a bunch of email addresses, I'm posting a link to the poster.
Destiny is an LDS teen from Colorado who has gone missing. She is considered an endangered runaway. She has run away before but kept contact through myspace while she was gone. This time is different. The has been no contact from her since she went missing. I don't know her personally, but her aunt and I communicate on a regular basis via an online moms group. Feel free to add the poster address to your blog

Destiny's Missing Child Poster - click here

Monday, June 2, 2008

Amanda - My Hero




She's such a rock star! She's the only one in our family that actually gets up and dances and jumps around while she's playing!

Field Day




Field Day in Florida... well it's not exactly what I grew up with. When I was in elementary school in Maryland, Field Day was a big 'ole carnival. There were booths set up with cupcake fund raisers and carnival games. Balloons were released, awards were given to individuals and kids actually gave it their all to try and win a prize.

Oh - and FAMILIES were encouraged and welcomed to attend and cheer their kids on.

My Field Day Experience in Seminole County Schools...

Michael got off work early to attend Field Day. We met at home and drove to school with some anticipation of fun and family bonding with Amanda. We were kind of bummed to see that the familiar festivities of our youth were absent - the field was quite empty, but we proceeded to the main office to get our visitor badges... only to find out that we were not welcome to field day because we had *gasp!* brought our son, Amanda's brother, to help cheer her on. Apparently buried deep in the enormous rules and regulations handbook we received at the beginning of the year it states that siblings are not welcome on campus during the day. It seems he is considered a liability. W h a t e v e r !!!!!! I said a few choice words, cried a little (I'm pregnant - I can do that at any moment...) and told them what I thought of their rules and asked my husband, in front of the vice-principal, to "please get me out of this messed up state of Florida".

We left the office and decided that someone should go cheer the girl on, so it was decided that Michael should go since he'd gotten off work early and all and doesn't get much time with Amanda anyway.

Then I had a bright and rebellious idea. I found a parking space the was right across from one half of the field that was being used for field day... and I tailgated! Hayden sat in his stroller facing the field, I sat in the back of the van (we'd taken the back seat out weeks before).

Hayden and I sipped Capri Suns and ate animal crackers and pretty much told the administration where they could go with their stupid rules.


A promise is a promise. I told Amanda we would all be there - and we were! I even got a few shots of her!


Amanda's class won field day for the first grade, and it's the first time their class ever won anything! Michael says she was the first place winner for all of first grade! WOW! I think it had a little bit to do with her dad cheering her on. Her class got a Pizza Party and Amanda is now the fastest girl in 1st grade. Wait that came out wrong.

Why 7 year olds make bad babysitters




So I had to leave the room for a moment.. okay, I'll be honest. I was playing Guitar Hero and Amanda and Hayden were in the kitchen having a "snack". Amanda asked if she could have sherbet, I said yes. I asked her to give her brother a fruit bar, she gave him a fruit bar... with whipped cream and a cherry on top. The rest, I am sure, is self explanatory. Gotta love 'em.



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