Friday, November 27, 2009

Maggie's Thanksgiving

We spent Thanksgiving at Clint's parent's house. Clint had to work but I went up in the morning with the dogs to help where needed. I enjoyed Thanksgiving and even got to eat a little turkey, but poor Maggie, she had a rough day. First she got snapped in the eye with a toy. She was pulling it out of my hand, it was a slingshot frog, and it snapped her in the eye. Then she was following Sally behind an end table and knocked Jeannie's Scentsy over. The wax ended up on her shoulder and down a leg. Luckily the wax doesn't get very hot. But she had an experience that topped it all. Deer are always going through the yard. We don't let Maggie chase them, but she still tries. I let her out to go to the bathroom and then I saw her start to run. I step out the door and see her just a few feet away from a doe. Well that deer wasn't taking any crap, she turned and started to chase Maggie. Luckily Maggie got away unharmed. Now Maggie is happily snoozing away on the couch, sleeping off the events of Thanksgiving, probably dreaming of chasing deer.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Your hormones are showing

So I feel like for the most part I have been able to keep my hormones in check and not have too many emotional outbursts. Well that was until yesterday. I've had this pain in my left side that my doctor told me he is sure I have a corpus luteum cyst. Another one happened to flare up yesterday morning, yeah for constant pain. On top of the constant pain, I was also having a bad dry heaving day. Needless to say that within a couple hours at work it ended up with me in the bathroom in tears. Well the hormonal sadness morning was eventually taken over by anger. Had a patient go up to the front desk 15 minutes after her scheduled time and ask if they had forgotten to check her in. That patient went in the room that smelled like stinky diaper. Then at the end of the day I get a phone call from the hospital that they need the order faxed over for a patient's sleep study test. Okay that's fine, I can manage getting that over. Well, fifteen minutes later she calls back and apparently is really rude to the front desk and then all sweet and nice to me saying she hasn't gotten it yet, I know your busy, will you please get that over. Woman, if you needed it so quickly then at the beginning of the day you would have gone through your appointments for the day and made sure you had all the orders for them. Being hormonal I went to fax the order, and I continued to fax it five times in a row. I know, very childish. I let my hormones take over me. I was at least able to bit my tongue during my stupid phone calls. Though any sympathy I may have usually had in my voice was definitely not there. Don't care that you can only get to the pharmacy that minute and don't have enough pills for the night...not my fault, it will get taken care of at the end of the day when the doctor isn't seeing patients. Apparently pain and hormones are not a good mix for me.
On a really good note, Clint found an awesome deal on a Trek baby jogger. We were going to get one eventually and we could get this one for like a 5th of the price so he picked it up. YEAH! I'm excited for it.
Thursday I will be in my second trimester. I'm hoping that over the next couple weeks I will start to feel better. I have been very slowly improving, but I would like to feel closer to close to normal as I am going to feel while growing a baby. I will come out of my first trimester lighter than before I got pregnant. My doctor says I'm fine, so as long as he says I'm fine then I will not worry.
I made Sally a new dog bed on Sunday, no pictures yet. She has outgrown her old bed so I took some fabric I had hanging around, an old fleece blanket, and the stuffing from her old bed and made a new one. Basically I made a pillow with the fabric and then a cover with with fleece blanket. Sally enjoys crawling under blankets and pillows so I put an extra piece of fleece on it so that she has like an attached blanket to hide and snuggle under. She seems to like her bed....and of course Maggie does too.
Clint had Maggie in the back of his truck at the store this past weekend. He says that sirens went down the street, various police ambulance, etc. Then there is Maggie in the back and she starts howling away. Didn't know she was a howler. Wish I could have been there to hear her.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


We are about a month away from finding out what we are having, but I have now heard the heart beat twice. The first time it was 150, the next time 152. So start making your guesses on whether it is a boy or girl.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Today Clint stopped into my work at the end of the day. Since my OB is one of the doctors at the clinic we had him try to find the babies heart beat. Well...WE HEARD IT!!! There is so much comfort in that sound. I feel like I can start to relax a little bit.
As far as how I am feeling, I am surviving. I have only thrown up three times, I'm turning out to be more of a dry heaver. With each week I am getting a little bit better and a little less nauseated and dry heaving a little less. I've sworn off eating meat for the time being. I eat meat and then I throw up. I'm not liking chocolate right now, the sweetest thing I eat right now are fruit popsicles. The one issue I'm having with this baby is that he/she doesn't like Cafe Rio!!! Those of you who know me know I love my Cafe Rio and have loved that they put one in Vernal. Hoping all that changes with the close arrival of my second trimester.
Food smells haven't really bothered me. The only food I have found that I can't stand the smell of is bacon. Ground beef is a close second but I'm still okay with it...just don't make me eat it. It is more the body odor and perfume smells that get to me. I have officially switched to unscented deodorant and I'm using Crest Kids Sparkle Fun flavor toothpaste. My mint toothpaste cause a reshowing of some Honey Nut Cheerios. My nice Bath and Body Works hand soaps are being replaced with generic as unscented as I can get soaps. I hope the day does not come that I have to find unscented body wash and shampoo.
The fatigue is not as bad anymore. I am still ready for bed about 8 pm, but I'm not feeling like I need 10-12 hours of sleep every night. This past weekend I managed to summon the motivation to get working on the nursery. I now have the closet emptied out and all the stuff that needed to go in the crawl space has found its home and the baby stuff I have gotten so far as found its way into the nursery. I'm excited for December when my sister-in-law Jenny comes out so she can help me decorate the nursery.
With work I feel so blessed that I haven't had to call in sick. I had the fun experience when I was about 6weeks of getting rather large splinter in my thumb. It was in my right thumb and I was home alone so I drove over to work to have it taken out. Well the PA back in Urgent Care cut the skin above it and was able to get it out. Turns out it was deeper than it looked. Well, I can always watch things be done to me and I'm just fine...not this time. I almost passed out in the chair. After that I have been a little worried about helping with procedures, but I have been fine so far. Haven't had to help with any toenail removals or huge mole removals, so just have to wait and see how I tolerate those. I'm not even going to try and help with a vasectomy.
Things seem to be moving along great for us. We were excited to hear the comfort of our baby's heart beat. Just keep praying everything continues to move along fine. My doctor finds out the gender at 17 weeks, so we will find that out the week before Christmas!!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Bed for Maggie

Any bed is fair game for Maggie, even if it is made for a dog a fifth of her size.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Sally loves to try to sneak things to eat, but with her white beard it is always a give away what she has gotten into. This time she was just eating some spaghetti Clint had given her and Maggie. She was our little red beard for the night.

Happy Halloween

This year I made my Halloween cards super early, they were ready over a month early. Did I get them written and out in For those of you who normally get a card and didn't, well here is the card for you to enjoy now. I had a new pumpkin stamp set that I was so excited to use, so I got a little carried away at my craft night and made like twice as many cards as I needed to.

I had my work Halloween party and me and the other Nicole got together for our costume. Poor Sally of course got roped into the costume too and was the Cat in the Hat.
Once again we invited Clint's cousin Heidi and her kids to come. We all had fun.
Everett I think was Mega Tron, Maci-Hannah Montana, Porter-Bee, Allie-Devilish Devil