Friday, January 23, 2009

First Friday Fill-In

1. Oh, I am so nervous about the ordeal on Monday!
2. Life changes, big and little.
3. During the day, I usually play on the internet ALOT.
4. Breech; are you kidding me???
5. Right now I'd like to be drinking a Jack & Coke.
6. My laptop is my favorite gadget, although my new phone may surpass it once I learn how to use it.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to resting and watching Psych, tomorrow my plans include the baby shower the girls in my Sunday school are throwing for me and a birthday party for a 2 year old boy and Sunday, I want to go to church, rest and take Princess A over to our friends' house to spend the night!

Doctor Appointments Galore

Just came home from the doctor's appointment, well not just, I've been home for about an hour now. DaddyA was able to make my appointment, which I am very thankful for right now. All of my vital signs looked good. After looking at my belly and checking LittleA's heartbeat, my nurse practioner brought the ultrasound machine in to see how she was doing. Found out that she is in the breech postion. Sooo, what does that mean? Well it means that I've got to leave in about 10 mins to go to the hospital for an external version pre-op. (External version is where they use the u/s and their hands?? to move her into a head down postion.) The External version will be on Monday some time, which I will get before we leave the hospital today. If the External Version doesn't work then I will be having a c-section. So now I know that when I've been feeling the pressure on my hoo-hoo it's been her little feet and not her head. If it does work then I will still be on schedule and have another appointment next Friday. I'm scared, so any prayers you have I would be more than appreciative. Okay, gotta go potty before we leave.


Thursday, January 22, 2009

Printer Problems, Yet Again!

So I had finally gotten to a point in my creativity that I had the audacity to think that my printer actually would PRINT!! I thought, "I just want to start actually working with my hands on this project, so I'm gonna throw caution to the wind and print my pictures right here at home. After all, that's what the contraption is for, and I've got plenty of photo paper to print on." Well, needless to say, I wasn't holding my mouth properly or my leg wasn't straight up in the air with my big toe wiggling in a counter-clockwise direction. Are you suprised? I am actually. I thought if I had given the dang machine a couple of weeks off it would just automatically fix itself and work the proper way the way that HP manufactured the sucker to do.
So I probably will have to order them online and get them shipped. I don't know if I want to order with Kodak like normal or go through Winkflash which is what my LaLa friend uses all the time and loves. Maybe that's what I should ask for for my birthday. A freakin' printer that works...or maybe just a little photo printer that I could set up right here in my scrap area that was strictly used for photos and nothing else. I mean, I know the printer we have works, I print copies of bills that I have paid at the bank to show DaddyA so he knows how much money is going out. It just refuses to print pictures when I want it to.
Speaking of my birthday. DaddyA asked last night or night before what I wanted. I just looked at him and told him LittleA out so that way he would be home. (If I actually go to my due date or just past my birthday, he's got duty that day so I wouldn't see him at all. :( ) I'm still banking on my thought of a 2/3 birthday for her. I go to the doc tomorrow so maybe she can tell me some news. I am going to ask about inducement simply because it takes 20 mins with no traffic to get to the Navy hospital, and if I go into labor at the wrong time, there will most likely be traffic in the tunnel that I have to go through to get to the hospital. Not to mention if DaddyA is at work and I have to call the ship. See I have the number to his department, except he doesn't actually work in the department that he's a part of so if I called it would take them at least 30 minutes to track him down and another 20-30 to get home to get me and then at least 20 mins to get to the hospital in good traffic. Let's add that shall we" 30+30+20= 1 hour and 20 mins. Now let's go back 4 years and 4 months to Sep 2004. DaddyA was on cruise and I woke at 4 with contractions with PrincessA. I didn't call my ride until 5. She got lost getting to my house 2 times so by the time I got to the hospital it was 6:20. PrincessA was born at 6:54. So I guess, looking at the math I should be fine...but I don't want to try a home birth or even worse a car birth. It's gonna be bad enough that DaddyA has never done this before!
Okay, so I think my ranting about my printer is over now. LOL I guess I'll go work on some cards for the ladies who are hosting my baby shower this weekend.


Project 365, The last week

Wednesday: So I am officially, 37 weeks and 1 day in this picture. If you look carefully you can see how my belly button is poking out even through the tshirt. (Yes, I think I am obsessed with my belly button. Even when I wasn't pregant, I would stick my finger inside my belly button and smell it, and then ask DaddyA to smell it, which he would refuse.) I don't know what my problem is. I need to find a support group, "Hello, I'm MammaA and I have an addiction to my belly button." LOL

Thursday: DaddyA wanted steak, so I had him cook them on his griddle while I made the potatoes, broccoli and rolls. It was a very good dinner and I think I am the only one in the house who actually ate all of their food. ( I even had seconds on rolls and broccoli.)

I had planned to make a soup on Friday, but at the usual dinner time we found out that the beans were not done. (I had put our Christmas ham that had been frozen into the crockpot and added some bean mixture.) We ended up eating Sonic and since Blockbuster is right next door we went and picked up 2 old movies so it didn't cost us that much. We finally watched I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry. That was such a funny movie! We had to wait until PrincessA was in bed to watch it, but we really enjoyed it.

You know that IHOP has the never-ending pancake deal going on right now, right? Well DaddyA said on Wednesday of last week that he wanted to eat at IHOP on Saturday since it was the only day that he could go with his girls due to his work schedule. So we went and then afterwards we went to ToysRUs to shop for LittleA, then to WalMart for PrincessA to use a gift card she had and we bought some birthday presents for 2 little boys that have birthdays these next two weekends, and then to Target so PrincessA could use another gift card and we could buy a little bit more for LittleA. On our way home we went over a bridge (because we live near the water) and I looked at the sun coming through the clouds on it's decent for the day. This isn't the best picture, but it does give you a little idea of the beauty here in my neck of the country.

After church DaddyA usually brings in our Bibles and just puts them on our bed. His is on bottom and my new one that he gave me for Christmas is on top. I have my mother devotional book and my notebook that I take sermon notes in between the two.DaddyA had duty on MLK day, so it was just PrincessA and myself all day long. Makes for a LONG day. We had a snack of popcorn in the afternoon because the past week she can eat a meal and get up from the table. Within 10 minutes, she comes to me telling me that she wants a snack. WHAT??? Drives me crazy!Absolutely nothing on tv on Tuesday besides the Inauguration. Just an FYI for those of you who have jobs. So I spent pretty much from the time I woke up until the time NCIS came on not being able to watch tv without seeing something that was going on in D.C. I will admit that I teared up on that day. My heart went out to former President George W. Bush as he finished this part of his life. I did read online how he was greeted in TX by a crowd of 2000 or something like that and said "It's good to be home!" Another thing from the day that I found entertaining: When former President George H.W. Bush came out onto the area that all the dignitaries were sitting first thing he said was "Boy, it's cold out here." LOL. He had been in the cold downstairs when he came into the capitol, did he think going up the stairs and then outside would somehow warm up the town? Also thought it was interesting that H.W. and Barbara were both wearing the same purple scarves that they wore 1 1/2 ago when they were here in town for the commissioning. DaddyA thinks they didn't go back to TX this past week and have been visiting W. and Laura so of course they had to wear the same scarves. I don't know, just my observations of that day.Yesterday, I finally did our 2nd half of the month shopping while PrincessA was at MDO. I was able to get through my entire list at the commissary in about 1 1/2 hours. Which is good for me, of course then I had to take a potty break before I got into the checkout line and I went straight to the church to pick PrincessA up, but still I did get it all done in less than 2 hours. That's an accomplishment!

I know, you are asking if I will ever post everyday like a normal person? Probably not, especially since my brain is a fruit basket and only getting fruiter every day as my due date approaches. Did read on Ali's blog yesterday that her due date is the 14th, so I am farther along than she is. Not that it matters all that much. Just a bit of information I didn't have before but have been wondering about since she announced her pregnancy on her blog.


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Catch Up

Will I ever catch up on my posts? It would mean that I actually post daily. That seems like a very difficult scenerio for my brain to wrap around. So without further ado, here are the pictures I have taken for the 365 project from the last week.
DaddyA and I were doing some last minute cleaning on Thursday the 8th before his parents came to visit for the weekend. His job was to clean the kitty litter box. He had some fun by putting the top of the box over his head and pretending he was Darth Vader. "Luke, I am your father."

Papaw and Nana came into town on Friday evening for the weekend and PrincessA wanted to show them all of her Christmas presents that she received.

We got up early, EARLY on Saturday morning to go to DaddyA's ship's commissioning, and to keep PrincessA warm DaddyA gave his raincoat. She fell asleep while we were waiting for the ceremony to begin.

DaddyA took all of us to the ship on Sunday to look around. Of course we couldn't leave the hanger bay because DaddyA was in his civilian clothes, but it was still a big deal for PrincessA and Nana & Papaw to be on the ship. This is a picture of them with the bronze statue of President Bush from when he was in the Navy running to get into his plane.

PrincessA woke up on Monday and was adament about scrapbooking. So I gave her some scrap paper and a 2 12x12 sheets of white paper. Her creation ended up being a card for her Music teacher, that she may or may not remember to give her.

I am officially 36 weeks pregnant as of yesterday. I have a freckle inside my belly button that has only been visible 2 times in my life. (When I am pregnant.) So I figured that I should document this strange little tidbit about me since it makes me special.

Now I am caught up...well I don't have a picture here for today but that's because I am planning on getting DaddyA to take a profile picture of my belly this evening when I come home from church. Hope you have enjoyed. I'll try to be better this next week and post more regularly.


Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Project 365

Well, I've been working on taking my pictures for the past week. It's already been a full 7 days of taking pictures, which really went by fast in my opinion. I finally sat down and uploaded the pictures off my camera onto my computer. Now I shall share.
PrincessA and I made pancakes on Jan 1st. I make a batch and the ones that we don't eat I put in the freezer so she can eat them later in the week, which makes her very happy!
Friday night we played a game that PrincessA got from Grandma for Christmas. I won, but PrincessA came in second...DaddyA was the LOSER!

Started our stocking up of things we need for LittleA, so we bought some essentials when we went grocery shopping on Jan 3rd.

DaddyA wanted to buy his cat a bed so maybe she will stop scratching on our bed. He worked on teaching her what it was for while I was at a meeting Sunday evening. I guess she got the hang of is since this is a picture that he took to show the progress.

I made Sausage and Rice Casserole on Monday. Something that was easy but that we hadn't eaten in quite a while. Let me share the recipe: 1 can cream of mushroom soup, instant rice, sausage (like Ekridge Farms, I used turkey this time,) cheese, milk. Cut sausage into bite-size pieces (I cut it into 4ths and then slice it so it's easy for PrincessA's mouth.) Mix soup with sausage, use soup can to measure 2 cans of rice, and 1 1/2 cans of milk and mix well. Sometimes I mix in cheese and sometimes don't that's a personal preference. Cook in 400 degree oven for about 30 mins, turn oven off and add cheese so it will melt while set the table. That's all. You could make it in microwave, but I don't know how long to cook it in there.

Went to the OB for my checkup since I'm 35 weeks along. Afterwards I asked my doc if I could get her picture and she said to include her nurse too, so these are the ladies that have been taking care of my baby and me for the past 6 or 7 months.
This was PrincessA's first day back at school since the holidays, so I thought I would get a good shot of her in the hallway. I was planning on getting a back shot of her but she has supersonic senses when there may be a camera taking a picture nearby.


Monday, January 5, 2009

Right Now

Saw that Lisa Bearnson did a short listing of what's going on in her life right now and thought I would do the same thing. It's not much, but just something to entertain myself and maybe you with.

Out of my window: there is darkness, coldness. But that's just a guess since my blinds are down right now.
I am wearing: an SHSU Bearkat tshirt an some woven looking yoga pants
I am hearing: PrincessA's shower running with her singing some song I'm sure she heard from Noggin, or maybe she's making it up as she goes along.
I am thinking: of how I didn't do as much today as I wished I had, about sewing a patch onto DaddyA's coat that he just came home from the uniform shop with, I should do more with my life than what I usually do, and how I am going to the OB tomorrow for my checkup
I am thankful for: my faith, my family, my cats, my friends, heaters, indoor plumbing, technology, the list could go on...
I am creating: I actually am in between projects right now...well not really as I do have Project 365 in my camera and on my scrap desk, but until I get an album for that I don't really feel like I am working on it just by taking the pictures. Hoping that I can start another 12x12 page in the next week
I am going: to Motherhood to buy a new bra or two tomorrow afternoon.
I am hoping: that I don't go into labor when DaddyA is at work or worse when the ship is away from the pier, and that we make it to the hospital before LittleA pokes her head out.
I am reading: New Moon by Stephenie Meyer, and What to Expect When Expecting
Around the house: I am slowly organizing and prepping for LittleA's arrival in the next 5 weeks, and cleaning the stuff that needs to be cleaned before the in-laws show up.
One of my favorite things: is the quiet time that DaddyA and I have together after PrincessA is in bed and before we get so groggy we can't see straight, when we can just Be together.
A few plans for the rest of the week: to see my in-laws on Friday, the OB tomorrow, take PrincessA to school on Wednesday morning, to the commissioning of the ship DaddyA is stationed on on Saturday, to be cleaning the bedrooms, living room, dining room and kitchen sometime during the week before the in-laws show up, take my daily picture and maybe even get working on a new project.

I am looking forward to my OB appointment tomorrow. I'm hoping that my practioner will be able to tell me something about this sinus/throat thing I have had since the beginning of last month, and give me a kind of idea of when I might go into labor. (I know she's not a fortune-teller, but it would be nice.) Today has been a dreary type of day. I had the windows open around the house earlier, but the cold front blew in and so I had to close up the house. The weathermen here have been changing the forecast every time I watch to find out about Saturday, so I guess I'll just wait until Friday to figure out what PrincessA and I need to wear for the pier.


Saturday, January 3, 2009

Welcome to the Blog World Mamma!

Hello there! I finally broke down and convinced myself that I need my own blog after following about 10 for the past few months of last year. I'm still not sure what I will use this as: family life, creative life, wishful life, or an eclectic assortment of all three and more.

I do want to use this to help me keep up with my Project 365. What is that? You may ask. Well I am a scrapbooker, papercrafter and this is a project that Becky Higgins of the scrapbook world put together for a Kit of the Month over at Creating Keepsakes. Basically the concept is to take a picture every day of 2009 and put it into one album. I, along with a long-time friend, decided NOT to spend the 40 bucks to get the kit but to make it ourselves from our stashes of paper. For the past 2 days we have been measuring and cutting and cutting and corner rounding, and did I mention cutting paper? I still need to go to Mike's to get the album I am going to put it into and the page protectors. Most likely will do that today since I have a gift card from my In-Laws that is just burning a hole in my scrap table where it has sat since Christmas day.

I have taken my 2 pictures over the past two days, but haven't uploaded them to the computer from my camera. So I'll just say that on January first my PrincessA asked me to make pancakes for breakfast. She helped me put all the ingredients into the bowl and stir it up. I made the pancakes on the griddle and when I put them on the plate she would butter them with the stick I gave her. Then yesterday evening, PrincessA, DaddyA, and myself, MammaA, played a game that PrincessA got from Grandma for Christmas, and I put the camera on a timer at the end of the table to get a shot of it. I'm hoping that we can play games more often this year as a family, but I think that was a goal of last year too, that we didn't do so well on.

Thanks for dropping in. Hope you got something out of it, even if it was just a wonder about who I am. I do hope that this will be a place you and I can figure that question out at.