Tuesday, April 29, 2008

My Growing Belly

I had an OB appointment today. I am doing well and so is the baby. The doctor was trying to find the heart beat so I that I could record it and send it to Big J. He felt my tummy in the uterus area and commented that I was measuring further along. "Oh no! Another big baby for sure!" were my thoughts as he said this. He couldn't find the baby where he thought it should have been and so took me into the ultra sound room to see what was going on, but he didn't tell me what was happening really and I was starting to get concerned. Then he starts asking if I had a history of fibroids, and I don't. He kept going back to my chart and checking to see what the radiologist at the hospital had said about my last ultra sound there. Finally he decided it was a clot from the hemmorage that caused the bleeding I was having. The clot is almost as big as the baby, and pushing the baby up higher and my belly out further. When I have my ultra sound at 18 weeks, we will see the status of the clot and he will determine if we need to continue to monitor it or if it won't cause any problems. If it turns out to be a fibroid and not a clot then I may end up having to have a c-section. I don't want to have a c-section for a few reasons:

  1. I have had one and they stink.

  2. Recovery without Big J here to help will be super hard.

  3. I will have to have any subsequent children by c-section as well.

If I do have to have a c-section I might as well have him tie my tubes too.

Ultra Sound

On to happier things. S. was a trooper at the appointment, he was in his stroller the whole time and only fussed a little. We were in the Dr.'s Office for about 45 minutes too.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Our Soldier Abroad

They reached the Middle East ahead of schedule, they arrived this morning. Their time was greatly reduced by being able to get a direct flight to overseas. The advanced party guys were lucky, but I bet the rest of the soldiers to follow won't be so lucky.

Friday, April 25, 2008

On his way to the Middle East

Our soldier is on his way to the Middle East and should get there sometime around 3 pm local time on Sunday. His whole trip could take about 38 hours start to finish including layovers and whatnot. He will go through a few different cities in the US before heading out of the States. Then he will go through one or two foreign airports before getting to his final destination. Because of OPSEC (Operational Security) the families aren't suppose to know when and where the soldiers are until they reach their final destination, just in case they tell an acquaintance who happens to have terrorist links and the soldiers get targeted. I'm not worried, we've been through this before. It would be nice to know if he is going through Germany and how long he will be there and if he's allowed off the plane, since he has a cousin there, but that isn't possible (sorry Em!)

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Wives and Mothers Honor Event



Sorry it's taken me a while to post this, but on 11 April 2008, I took my MIL to an dinner that honored the wives and mothers of the deployed soldiers in Utah. We heard from 4 different speakers and a musical number. TAG (The Adjutant General) Major General Tarbet and his wife spoke as well as Col. Robinson and his wife. The messages were all about the same, "You can do this", "You are stronger than you think", and "It will be over before you know it". It was kinda funny that Gen. Tarbet's wife was trying to tell us to text pictures and videos to our soldiers while they are still in the states. About 75% of the audience was about my age or younger and probably all doing that already. We were each given a rose and a gift basket at the end of the evening. The night was long, but it was good to get away from the boys for the night.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Tulip Festival



We went to the Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point 12 April with Papa and Gramma. We are guessing since it snowed about 3 inches on Friday morning that is why there were very few tulips up and blooming. There were suppose to be 250,000, and we saw maybe 150.

We walked nearly the whole garden area and saw lots of daffodils, a few crocus, and lots of pansies. There was even a little pond with coy in it, I got some neat pictures there and also a picture of a Black hawk doing some fire training. A few Apaches flew by as well.Photobucket


Then we went to Wingers for an early dinner. Thanks Papa and Gramma for a fun day!

Friday, April 11, 2008

My Birthday

I was a little nervous about turning 30, but there wasn't really anything to be nervous about. My Mother-in-law came over and watched the boys while I went out to lunch with a really good friend of mine (who is like a sister to me). We went to this place called Zupas, so yummy. They serve soup, salad, and sandwiches. I had half and half which was a half salad and half sandwich. After lunch another friend met up with us and we got pedicures.
My dear sweet hubby sent me flowers (my most favorite flowers and color).


I went over to my In-laws and had dinner and cake. I wanted a specific cake and so I insisted on making it myself. It was so yummy. (Thanks for the directions Mrs. Horne!)

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Yummy Flowers!!

Yummy Flowers





I got a box in the mail today, and inside had some yummy flowers. My 30th birthday is tomorrow and my two childhood best friends sent me these flowers. And apparently one of them had some not so lovely pictures of me from when I was 15. Thanks guys! I love them. The boys keep asking if they can eat them, and I tell them "No, they are mine!"

Monday, April 7, 2008

Just my opinion

I am not in any way trying to influence anyones vote, and I didn't want to get into the whole political thing, so I am just saying that...

I believe that he has in mind what is best for the American people and not his own gain. I think that he has the right idea for what is going on with Iraq. I think it sucks that my hubby has to keep going over there, but he knew that was a probability when he joined, and I am grateful to men and women like my hubby who are willing to serve. I know from first hand accounts that what these men and women have done and are doing over there are helping the people of Iraq. If we pull them out now it will be like teaching a child to read but not how to write. I know it has been said many times before, but we are still in so many other places that we occupied to stop an injustice. We've been in Japan and Germany for over 60 years, I don't see anyone complaining about that. We've also spent a lot of money to stay in those places. Why should Iraq be any different? Maybe we invaded on wrong or bad information, but I believe that we went in and have been rescuing an oppressed people. Our founding fathers wanted this nation to stand up for the weak and oppressed, but those ideals have been lost in this "what's in it for me" world.

I'll step down from my soap box now, and just reiterate that I don't want to change anyones opinion, I just wanted to share mine.