Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Girls Weekend in NJ!!

This past weekend I went to NJ to visit my sisters and my best friend from high school Kelly. It was the first time leaving Cortie and I had a great time. I left on Friday morning and had a few tears in the security line after saying goodbye to my son but after that I was fine. I made it NJ and went to my sisters apt and we had dinner and then my other sister came over and we watched Sex and the City and just chilled out. Saturday we went to a Teahouse for a nice lunch and had a great time. Then after my sisters and I went and got manis and pedis. It was raining cats and dogs so we ended up staying in again and watching another movie. Sunday was a gorgeous day and my friend Kelly and I and her sister Alicia headed into NYC for the day. It was so nice we walked a little thru Central Park had a disastrous lunch(long story) walked thru a street fair and we took the subway(my first time) down to the WTC. Of course my feet hurt like crazy and being seven months preggers made me tired much more frequently but we had an awesome day. Then later that night I went down to my old town where I graduated high school and met my sister and her boyfriend Bill at his place and just chilled and watched tv. It was nice to meet Bill who I hadn't met yet. Monday I was on my way home after a quick lunch with Kelly and I got home Monday night good thing cause NJ and PA got an early snowstorm on Tuesday so I made it out just in time!! It was an awesome weekend!!

Leanne, Alicia, and Kelly at the Teahive Kelly and Me My sister Laurie and I Leanne thinking hard!! 3 Sisters together Kelly and I in front of Jekyl and Hyde seriously do not eat there it is bad!!!

Kelly and her sister Alicia in Times Square

Saturday, October 18, 2008

A Baby Catherine on the way and Cortie tries out his toddler bed

Well Thursday I had my second ultrasound finally!!! And if the name in the title didn't give it away yes we are having a GIRL!!!!! I was so suprised I seriously thought it was a boy and I kept asking her are you sure there isn't boy parts down there and she insisited that no it was a girl or a very poor boy LOL!!! So now I can get all the pink outfits. I was in Target yesterday and couldn't help picking up all the cute pink and purple outfits. I mean I love dressing my boy but for some reason there are a whole lot more choices with girl outfits then with boys. And of course she will have foofy dresses and bows for her mother is a girlie girl for sure. I did however tell Chester he could get her the appropriate camo with the white ruffle on the butt!! And of course during this week my son decided that he wanted to climb out of his crib. We knew it was coming cause he was climbing out of his pack and play when I would take a shower and he likes to get into everything!!! So we thought we would try taking off the railing on his crib and see how he did. We went to Target and found Thomas bedding on clearance SCORE and he was so excited. But of course that lasted for a short time and then he didn't like not having his railing so we ended up putting it back on. So far no climbing out and I am glad cause I still like having him in his crib and hope that he will stay in it till after baby Catherine is born and then we can transisition him completely into his Thomas the Tank Engine bed that we will put in his big boy room. We plan on leaving his room now the nursery and put Catherine in there when she is about three months which is what we did with Cortie. So that was our exciting week. We of course took some pics of Cortie trying out his toddler bed.

Friday, October 3, 2008

I have a Doctor FINALLY!!

Okay so the last couple of weeks have been stressful for me. My hubbie got a new job over at Schlumberger which was a super good move for our family. A. It's closer B. He is getting paid significantly more C. no more being bent over paying for gas for his truck! but in the process of the new job we of course got new insurance which is fine cause we still had %100 coverage but my dr who I really liked and trusted doesn't take the insurance. I was not a happy camper. So I started mulling over the idea of a VBAC again. Well let me tell you it is not easy to find or even be accepted for a VBAC and if you want to try for it you have to be almost nazi about it like you have to be really focused on what you want and go gung ho to get it and not back down and most of the drs practice out of the med center. NO THANK YOU! I may be the only person who doens't like going to the med center but it is a major pain in the ass and I always get mixed up down there and have to pay for parking. YUCK! So I started mulling over the thought of homebirth and had an appt with a midwife. She was really nice but again you have to be really focused on that to it is a lifestyle and you have to be commited to no drugs and the thought of birthing at home seemed cool but I don't think I have the stamina and she wanted me to be on an even stricter diet with my diabetes which I was like are you kidding this one is hard enough. My mom said you would have to be really focused on what you want and at this point I just don't have the energy. I say just cut me open be done with it. That way I can schedule it and my mom can schedule her plane ticket to come down and we all win! But let me tell you trying to find just a Dr became a major headache. I had referrals from several friends from church for a Dr in sugar land and I had my records sent over and left 2 messages and never got a call back. I mean how rude I am 24 wks preggers here people not just out to get my hoo hoo checked out. So after 2 preggers melt down I mean full on hyperventilating and crying on the phone with my mom I decided that is it I am finding a Dr and they will speak to me!!! So yesterday I found a dr that works out of the hospital I want and get this his nurse actually spoke to me and was so nice and helpful and I just knew that this would be a good place to go. She actually called me several times to ask me questions and took time today to help me fill out paperwork. So I have an appt on Monday and I am so happy. This has really been a stress on me and with my diabetes it isn't good to be all stressed out because my sugars get all sporadic. And this Dr specializes in diabetes in pregnancy so that is a good thing. Well I feel like I rambled on and on but I am just so happy to be seen by a Dr.