Thursday, March 27, 2008

Where did the week go?

It's almost the end of our spring break - and I feel like it hasn't even started yet!! It is nice to be sitting here in my PJs at 9:15 in the morning but .... the kids are just eating breakfast now -- it will be a while before we're fully "in gear" to get moving. We have a lot of errands to run, maybe throw in a trip to the library for fun, and I have taxes to review and complete. Sounds like a day you wish you had, doesn't it???

Yesterday, I took Guinness to the vet, worked on taxes and took Twinkletoes to her gymnastics class at 4:30. Dino Boy played the Wii for a while, vegged out in front of the TV and wouldn't budge until we went early to pick Twinkletoes up from her playdate with Fully. He then played outside with the girls on the trampoline while I finished putting a set of taxes together at Fully's kitchen table.

Gave the Nanny the day off today. She's got more important things to do. Mommom is coming "home" from the nursing facility today. She'll be coming to my A. Kyle's and U. Jack's - for an undetermined amount of time. The Nanny is pretty excited that she's finally leaving the home.

Still no baby. :-) The Cryocell box is stashed out in the car - just in case. After I figure out what to pack in my overnight bag, I will throw that out there too, just for good measure. The less I have to remember when it is finally time to leave for the hospital, the better. I do not have a very good track record for remembering things these days. Ask the husband. He'll probably tel you I have the worst case of pregnant brain he's ever seen!!!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

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Monday, March 24, 2008

I survived!!!

Easter is over and I survived without going into LABOR! That is always a plus. Additionally, no one got sick from my cooking. Seemed as if everyone enjoyed themselves and the egg hunt (which boasted a $20 golden egg this year - wowzie!) and some are even coming back for more punishment tonight in the form of leftovers. Might as well get rid of them any way I can, right?

Saw the OB this morning. Quite a visit. It was my first internal exam since the beginning of the pregnancy. Yes, I'm still pregnant. I am, however, starting to thin and am currently 2 cm dilated. Of course, I could be 2 cm dilated for the entire next four weeks. I think the doc was concerned with the effacement. I have another appointment next Tuesday at 4, after work. Will let you know how we make out ... either before or after the appointment! ;-)

Have a great day.

Friday, March 21, 2008

It's almost Easter

Almost Easter. Geez. Somehow that seems impossible. See: Easter was the timeframe when we told the kids the baby would be here. It was always "after Easter" because in September they really have no clue when "april" really is. It was just easier to use another holiday that they would recognize. And, it's almost here. Goodness help me now!

We had an appointment with the fetal specialist on Monday who let us know that everything is going perfectly. The fluid on her one kidney now measures 6.6 which is less than the benchmark of 7.0, so there is no need to put her on antibiotics after she is born -- for her kidneys anyway. By measuring her thigh bone and putting it into some type of equation, they were able to estimate that she was weighing in at approximately 5.13 lbs at that point (35 weeks). Twinkletoes was born at 36 weeks and weighed in at a nice 7.8 lbs. So, seems that the baby is a little smaller than Twinkletoes but as long as she is healthy and we have a somewhat easy delivery, it'll all be good.

Speaking of the baby - a quick thanks to my friends and family who were able to make it to a dinner to celebrate the baby's arrival the week before last. They called it a "diaper dinner" and she got all kids of neat stuff, including lots of diapers that I cannot believe I'll be changing again soon!!!

Easter: dinner is here. Egg hunt is here. I have to go to the grocery store today to make sure that I have food for the crowds. I'll bet you that some won't even eat! But that is how things go around here. No big deal. I try not to have too much but when you've got 5 families to feed, how do you know how much is really enough?? I ordered filled Easter eggs for the egg hunt. Lazy, yes. Practical, even more so.

I'm sure that I won't update this blog again before Sunday - so please have a happy and safe Easter. I'll be sure to update after Sunday so that you know I've survived!!! ;-)

Happy Easter!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Go Scarlet Knights (and that dreaded Wii)!

To celebrate the first college football game for the Wii video game system, EA Sports is having a contest to select which college mascot will appear on the cover of NCAA Football 09. Fans are able to vote for their favorite mascot once per day, and voting ends on March 14. Pass the link along to friends and family and help put the Scarlet Knight on the cover!

Visit to place your vote!
PS - The Wii pointer is too cool!!! And Rutgers is part of the Big East Conference - just in case you needed to know!