Sunday, December 28, 2008

This N That

I haven't posted for quite some time about this and that..... so here's a post just about that (with a few pictures to spice things up!)

WORK: We had to lay our courier off and so now I'm back to being the courier, word processor, etc. Right now the workload makes it ok for me to do a few different jobs, but there are times where it gets to be too much. At let me tell you, I'm very thankful for the people in my office that did the courier'ing for me last week during the snow! I love the snow, but haven't driven in it!! :)

CHRISTMAS: K and I just hung out at home for Christmas. We enjoyed a nice lazy day, made an awesome prime rib type roast, and just hung out. We didn't even put a tree up this year.....other than the one my dad drew for us on a box ;) By the time we thought about was like 12 days until Christmas and we thought why go through the hassle. We're thinking of getting a fake tree for next year.........that way we can put it up the beginning of November and keep it up until we feel like taking it down.

PUNTENEY CHRISTMAS: We're celebrating Christmas with the Punteney family this coming weekend. We'll take the train for a non-stress ride over the pass...... we are all looking forward to it!

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS/DIAPER DRIVE: We had quite a few people come by this year and look at the lights........doesn't seem not nearly as much as last year. The weather probably didn't help. We've gotten close to 500 diapers for our diaper drive. Not as much as I had hoped to get..... and don't really have any idea as to what I was expecting........but at least we got a few! Thank you to all the family members who donated! (We got 2 strangers, otherwise the rest was family!)

PREGNANCY: Yesterday I was 12 weeks. I was thinking at 4am this morning while laying in bed....that come the end of February I'll be half way!! That is just nuts. I'm still having days of nauseas-ness, but hope that will soon be on its way out. I'm on my way off of the progesterone shots too! YAHOO!! No more pains in the butt........I have 5 more shots then I'm done! (I'm sure the neighbor is rejoycing too!) We're going to go to our first La Leche League meeting on January 7th :) I suppose it is never to early to start learning all the info we can :)

Here's the pictures of cats, neices and newphews visiting for Christmas, etc.:

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Package Delivery Frusterations

The weather here has been a bit off..... lots of snow for an area that would maybe get a few inches. For that, I can understand the delay of a package or 2. The problem I'm having is more so with the company I ordered from....... and then having to wait even longer because of something I wasn't notified of.

Let me explain.........

We called our Cryobank back on December 6th and Kauleen ordered a long profile from our donor (gives more in depth information) and we were going to order it once we got pregnant. Weeks go by.... I call around December 12th......and they said "Are you a current client with us" Well, no....technically K is not a client...I am. So, now not only is the profile not on its way.......we have to get it ordered again. (All this time realize, we're a little leary because of the issues we had with the bank...... and our first conversation with them being this one)

I, Randi, order the profile back on the 12th of December... wait a few and ask how long it is supposed to take to get here...... and they say it goes 2 day Fed-Ex.

We receive a call this week from Fed-Ex....verifying our address and they had it as BELLINGHAM. So, not only has it taken well over 2 days...they shipped it to the WRONG CITY!!

AND ... FedEX hasn't been able to deliver, air and/or ground....... so I was hoping for a Christmas present of our donor profile.......and it is Christmas Eve with I don't know how long until we get it..............

I plan on posting info here when we do receive it.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

December 20th Midwife Appointment

So I was very bummed about not being able to have my midwife appointment on Thursday (in which the midwifes secretary forgot to call and tell us her appointment was cancelled) This afternoon I got a call from Winni asking me if I had gotten her message earlier (which I had not) and she said she was coming into town and felt bad that the communication was not there for Thursdays appointment........SO she was coming into town today and called to meet us! I was so ecstatic! We were OK with not having had the appointment, because there is a reason for everything. Since I am just 11 weeks today, maybe we wouldn't have been able to hear the heartbeat, etc. She scheduled us for January 5th and by then we would've for surely heard it. BUT, since she was planning on coming in...we thought....why not go in. So, I had a physical of sorts, and then...... the rest follows below!

Turn up the volume on the movie AND on the computer!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Midwife Appointment

I was supposed to have a midwife appointment today at 5:30pm. We trekked to the office, only to call about 10 minutes later that she wasn't going to be able to make it - and we were missed the by secretary to call us and tell us. Oh well. We don't live THAT far from the office...... but I was a bit disappointed in not being able to hear the heartbeat. But then again, at almost 11 weeks........ we weren't sure if we'd hear it and had been pre-warned that we may not. So.... now we wait until January 5 - I'll be into my 13th week and we should be able to hear the heartbeat loud and clear. I try to tell myself, there is a reason for everything. :)

K and my dad just knocked snow off of the christmas lights before they freeze and it gets stuck and then we break the lights.

that's enough for now..........

December 18 AM

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Snow In the Northwest

Here is what our house looks like this morning (and some of our very covered decorations)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Hello Friends!

It has been awhile since I've updated....but nothing really to update on. Guess what? I'm tired tonight :) surprise, surprise....... I'll be lucky to make it to the 9 o'clock hour..... but that's cool with me :)

Works picked up quite a bit with the rates being low......lots of refi's. It's good business wise, but not so helpful being so short staffed.....we're all doing our best to make due! I'm now the courier part time and still doing my normal job. It works out most of the time.

I just finished eating a few sugar cookies we had in the freezer from the last huge batch of sugar cookies we made..........yum.

Pregnancy is moving right along. On Saturday I will be 10 weeks! CRAZY!! Only a few more weeks and I'll be past my first trimester....I have bouts of nausea that tend to send my body out of whack because they just happen and it is weird. This instance happened the other day at work from about 9-11.... I was grey, green, and our receptionist said "hang onto it Randi!" I felt pretty crappy, crying, and yucky. K had told me to go upstairs and lay on the couch......but all that would've done for me is to lay upstairs and think about pukeing. At least if I stayed in my seat I could at least try to focus on something else. I made it through. A lady at work also called her husband and he brought in the sea bands. I've wore them all day yesterday and all day today. I felt pretty good today.....only a few times where I felt really off kilter.

We have our work Christmas party this weekend........that should be fun. They are calling for some snow here........... so we'll see how interesting it makes it.

We see Winni the midwife the 18th for a physical and see if we can hear the heartbeat :)

that's it for now as I'm falling asleep trying to figure out what to write!!


Thursday, December 04, 2008

Midwife Appointment

We are so blessed to be able to see a midwife! :) I've said this before, but am so thankful I could call Winni at anytime and know that I'll get a call back and/or even get to talk to her! I thanked her in person tonight for taking that phone call at 9:30pm at night......and comforting us in the midst of bleeding!

I thought more would go on in our appointment today, but it was more like a getting to ask her questions, getting to know her, and her getting to know us. It really was awesome! :)

Bummer news being is she has a 40 year reunion on the weekend July 12th. (she stated 5% give birth on their due date) Her husband has his 40 year reunion on July 25th....... we have a 5 week "period" 3 weeks before, to about 2 weeks after........ and of those weeks..... approx. 2 of them she would be gone. Sometimes that's how it is.......and we liked her enough to take the chance. She will have a backup midwife that we'll get to that'll be good. She already has an idea of someone for us!

We learned something about circumcision tonight......that it is elective and insurance does not cover it - it is like a facelift! WHAT THE HECK?! Everyone in Europe does not why do we!? other than to make the penis look better?? (some say for health reasons)..... nonetheless, K and I were quite mind has been made up...... but I'm pretty sure we're both leaning towards not doing it if it were a boy.......... :)

We will go back in 2 weeks to hear the heartbeat......and to do a bit of a physical...go over medical history etc. If we don't hear the heartbeat, we'll go back in 2 more weeks to hear a heartbeat.... we are very excited!

I cannot wait for the next 4 weeks to get over with.........get me onto my 2nd trimester!!!

That's it for now.............

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

2 month Pictures

can you see a difference???????? I think I can....... but then again.... and I haven't really gained any weight............

Goth Name

Thanks to Mary, I decided to see what my new Goth Name would be....

Avenging Anal Leak
funny nontheless.......but kind of disgusting. Made me laugh though ;)
K right now is at the neighbors house across the street trying to help the older lady get her Christmas lights on. She spent so much time and effort to get all these lights up this weekend....and now they aren't on. (The previous people had some electrical issues...along with quite a few people in our area).
K's had the past few days off......hasn't really got to relax all that much.... Between fixing extension cords, plugging in a light for our diaper drive sign, etc. She ran to Costco today to pick up a few things, etc. I'm so thankful for her and all that she does for me!
I felt pretty horrible on Sunday and Monday.......nausea city. Monday I wasn't sure I was going to make it without throwing up..........but I did it! I think sometimes the things I eat trigger it....I can't really remember what I had ate .... but know I had quite a bit of dairy and pizza was in one meal......... I think K and I have decided that if we go out - I need to get a sandwich. Also, sometimes on the weekend my eating schedule gets messed up (unlike my more routinely eating on the weekdays) and that may not have helped. Nonetheless, I felt like a whole new person today.
Have I said how excited I am for the midwife appointment on Thursday? :) It makes it seem even that much more real! :)
Also, wanted to put a little plug in for my friend and new mom Lori and her care and love for her new baby Jacob and the openess they have for Jacob to do what's best for Mom and Dad and baby. Yeah for co-sleeping and hands-free slings!! :) WAY to go Lori and Eric!!
That's it for now............. more later!!


Meme from Frank...and saw on Gingers...Join in if you wanna!

A) Four places that I go to over and over:
1. Grocery Store
2. Work
3. Bathroom
4. Refrigerator

B) Four people who e-mail me regularly:
1. Kauleen
2. Forum
3. Christi
4. WashingtonUnschoolers digest

C) Four of my favorite places to eat:
1. La Hacienda - Mt. Vernon, WA (Carne Asada!)
2. Max Dales - Mount Vernon, WA (Prime Rib!)
3. Thai House - Mount Vernon, WA
4. Hong Kong - Mount Vernon, WA

D) Four other places I would rather be right now:
1. Visiting Ginger - I miss you!!
2. Hanging out with the "4th of July" gang (Canonicas, Maiers, etc.)
3. Hanging out with Mom!
4. at a Non-con or an actually conference ;)

E) Four people I think will respond:
Hopefully someone!

F) Four TV shows I watch:

I have to say, I don't watch TV that much.....I usually fall asleep....... but here are the shows I "begin" to watch ;)

1. King-5 News
2. Biggest Loser
3. Survivor
4. that's about it.....

Monday, December 01, 2008

Happy Birthday Aunt Debbie


Because time itself is like a spiral, something special happens on your birthday each year: The same energy that God invested in you at birth is present once again.

~Menachem Mendel Schneerson