Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I've been a bad blogger girl...

I know. It's been a while. But life has been a bit crazy. Isn't it always!

So just some updates...

Baby B is getting bigger and bigger, as is my baby belly! People actually can tell now. No more of those looks like "is she pregnant or just tubby?" Which I am so happy about.

My poor pup Wesley got bitten by a snake on Friday night. Let me first just say that he is fine. Or getting there at least. We didn't know at first what was wrong. We got home from a dinner out with the family, let him out to potty, and then after a couple of minutes heard the worst screams and yelps I have ever heard from a dog. He was at the door screaming and we let him in. He would not put any weight on his left leg and wouldn't let us touch it. So we rushed him to the ER Vet, and he told us that he had been bitten by a large snake, and would have to stay overnight so that they could give him IV antibiotics, steroids, and histamines, along with a heaping dose of pain medicine. Poor boy was in so much pain that they had to sedate him. So we picked him up the next day, and took him to our regular vet for a followup. He confirmed that he would be fine, and told us to keep him on the oral antibiotics and the oral pain meds. Come to find out, he had been bitten not once, but twice by a very large snake, most likely a copperhead. OUCH!!! But he is doing great and even tried to chase a cat today while outside on a potty break!
He is such a brave boy, and we are so proud of him!!!

I would like to welcome a new reader, my best friend Whitney!!! Yea!!!

We will soon find out the gender of our baby. I still think it's a girl. Cole still says boy. There is a good dinner riding on it! ;) Let me know your predictions!!! We are taking a tally. So far, most people are siding with me. I felt the baby move today. Actually, I'd been feeling it for about a week, but I wasn't sure until today that what I was feeling was the baby. The feeling woke me up last night, and then today she (or he) was super active!!! That is when I decided that it was, indeed, the baby!

I promise to try to be more diligent about posts...and look for nursery pics in the coming months!!! ;)

Saturday, September 5, 2009


So it's been a while since I last posted anything. No good reason, really. Just been a little under the weather and out of touch. Oh, and Cole was home after 5 weeks away. That kept me busy! :)

Things have changed a bit in Rachel-land, and I wanted to update my faithful 10 followers. I quit my job. I hate saying that. I resigned my position. That sounds so much better! As many of you know, I was a preschool teacher. And I loved it. But we had already had an outbreak of Swine Flu on campus, and as you may know that is very bad for pregnant women. And I am CMV negative, so that was an added concern. For those of you who don't know, CMV is a virus that most people are exposed to and have developed antibodies to by the time they reach adulthood. 85-95% of adults have had it. But I haven't. Which is actually a really good thing because, since I am also O negative blood type, that means that the blood I donate can be used for cancer patients and newborn babies. But it also means that if I were to get it while pregnant, it could cause a wide and scary range of complications. My boss was very nice about it, and this past Wednesday was my last day. So now I am, not unemployed, but a housewife and future stay-at-home mommy.

Now that is not to say I want to sit around all day and eat bonbons. Actually, I am desperate to find something to do. The problem is that I am limited to what I can do. Working with children is out, since that is why I left in the first place. And retail is out too, because I have a nerve issue, and if I stand for more than 30 minutes, my back and left leg are in excruciating pain. So finding a part time job that requires no standing, and is pretty much temporary since I want to stay home with the baby and is a "low risk" for infection has proven pretty difficult. But I am working on it. I used to be in marketing, so I might try to find something back in that arena...who knows....

I also have an idea for a home business up my sleeve. It was something I was going to start after the baby arrived, but since this has happened, I figure now is the perfect time to just take a deep breath and go for it. Cole is a little more reluctant than I am. He doesn't understand the potential. Let's just say this is more a "girl" thing... :) More to come on that in a few weeks!

We are really enjoying our kitchen! It's so nice to have it back. I still have a few more boxes to unpack, but most everything is in and works great!!!

Hope you all have a wonderful Labor Day weekend...and GO HOGS!!!! ;)