Sunday, November 30, 2008

Last Day of NaBloPoMo

Today is the last day, and I did pretty well. I didn't get them all, but I certainly did better than I expected to do. I didn't get yesterday, and I have no reason. I guess I just forgot to post what I was thinking about. I did make it to my laptop yesterday and everything. I had a whole post typed out in my head today when I sat down to my computer, but for some reason, I can't even remember what it was supposed to be about let alone the entire post, so you're just getting an update on our day. Our day went OK, but we are down to one car, so we're planning on trying to figure out our schedule with only one car. We need to figure out how to get me to seminary in the morning and still get Jackie to school in the morning and get Rob to work. We loaned our van to some of our friends whose truck broke down. They were planning on moving to Mississippi, so we knew our van would make it. I called them today to see how the drive went, and they said that they decided not to go. They will still have our van until they get a chance to get their engine replaced in their truck. Things will be interesting for awhile.

Well good luck to all of you, and I hope you have a great time as we enter the Christmas season. Although this is politically incorrect, Merry Christmas, and I hope to say that a few more times until we get to that point. I can't wait for Christmas to come.

Friday, November 28, 2008

A New Toilet Seat

Have you ever sat on a toilet seat with a crack in it? It's not the sitting that hurts. It's the standing up. Whenever I sat on it, somehow, it would make the crack open up, and then as I stood up, I got a grand pinch. Now people, I'm tolerant of stuff, but I can only take a pinched bum so many times. Three days was enough. Remember, I am seven months pregnant, and I have to pee in proportion to that. After three days, I finally bit the bullet today and drove to Tallahassee AGAIN, so we could get a new toilet seat. We did it. We got a new toilet seat and we are very pleased with it. As soon as we got home, I uninstalled the old one and put the new one on. OH the bliss! I went, and then I stood up, and wonder of wonders, no pinch! What a lovely $25. . . Some of the best $25 I have spent in awhile. . .

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

A very Happy Thanksgiving to all. For those of you reading on a different day than today, (more power to you, please spend it with your family) then I hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving.

Our Thanksgiving started out really well. We all dressed up in nice clothes and went to Cracker Barrel in Tallahassee for Thanksgiving dinner. I highly suggest it. The food was wonderful, the 35 minute wait for a table wasn't horrible, and we didn't have to do any cooking or cleaning up. They had turkey, ham, dressing, and a whole bunch of things to go with it for 8.95 and that included a drink and pumpin pie. However, since I'm not that fond of turkey, pumpkin pie, cranberries, or several other menu items, I ordered a steak for 9.99. I loved it, and I'm feeling a lot better now that I have a little bit of iron in my system. So, for anyone who doesn't want to cook next year, leave early, and go to Cracker Barrel for Thanksgiving lunch.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Twilight Series

I have heard people rant and rave about Twilight by Stephanie Meyers. I'm not sure what to think. I have not read the books nor seen the movies, but after so much hubbub about them, I'm thinking that I may need to read the books. So, if anyone has any good or bad things to say about these books, I'm open to them. I am automatically leery of any book that has anything to do with a vampire, but people have said that the book is more about forbidden love. I just think that I'm not sure about them, but so many people have talked about them that I think I may have to try to read one. . . So I'm open for comments.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Primary Program

Sunday was the primary program, and although Jackie has had a little verse or something to say before, this was the first time she's actually given a real talk in church. I did help her, but she did a great job. She told the story of Jesus being baptised in the River Jordan by John the Baptist. I helped remind her a little bit, but she looked at the pictures we drew and was able to do it mostly by herself with just a little bit of reminding from me. Three cheers for Jackie. I'm so proud of her.

Monday, November 24, 2008


Here are the pictures from my cell phone from the Glenn Beck book signing.

I did get one picture of Glenn Beck, but I can't see him very well, and the other pictures are cooler anyway. :) Ben and Jackie really did do well, and if he'd gotten there on time, Ben would have made it through the whole thing happy. As it was, we did pretty well, and we're glad we went.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

What a good husband

My Rob is a wonderful husband. I went to my friends' new house today to return her crock pot. She had brought some chili over, and we all ate it together right before she moved. I forgot to take it over when I was helping her pack, so I had to drive 30 miles to return it. That was OK because I just couldn't stay home today.

I was so tired when I got back, so Rob cooked our frozen pizza and then he also put the kids to bed. What a great husband! Thanks Rob. Now, it's 11:30, and he wanted to make sure I got my post in for the day, so even though I've already been to bed for two-three hours, he helped me do my post. I wasn't going to post on this but considering that I'm tired, and it is 11:30, this is a great post, and I do love Rob! :)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Book Signing

Glenn Beck wrote a book called The Christmas Sweater. It is not politically based at all, neither is it extremely well written. However, I do recommend that people read it. This book is worth one good read, and the last 20 pages or so could be read over and over again.

Since he was planning on being in Tallahassee today at 5:30, Rob and I decided that we would try to go get our copy signed. We had talked to the hosting book store ahead of time and found out that they were giving out tickets in advance, starting at 9:00 am this morning. We weren't crazy enough to want to stand in line for the first tickets this morning, but we did manage to get to Tallahassee by 11, so we could get our tickets to get in. We were in the 251-300 range, and we felt pretty good about that. They were taking people into the line in 50s, so we got in line just behind the 200-250 range. It worked out alright except that he was extremely late.

After a glorious day of shopping in Tallahassee, (It was also Friends and Family week at Kohl's, and thanks to my awesome brother-in-law working at Kohl's corporate, we had a coupon for 15% off of the entire ticket at the end. Also, Kohl's was having a fabulous sale, so we bought all of our clothes at great prices to begin with. We got three outfit packages for our new little guy (maybe Daniel?) for $9.99 a piece, that type of thing.) we arrived at the book store right at 5:30. We only had to wait around for 10 minutes or so until our number was called to get in line, and at that point, we were feeling pretty good about things. While waiting in line, we heard that Glenn Beck was going to be late. He was scheduled to be there from 5:30-6:30, but he didn't even arrive until ten to seven. Luckily, we were stuck right next to the entire table of children's Christmas books, and underneath it, they had these cool sleeping bags that look like animals. In their packages, they made great pillows for my kids to sit against while they turned the pages of book after book on the table looking at the pictures. Ben made it for almost a half hour doing that, and Jackie made it for almost 45 minutes. I'm glad we got stuck there instead of the political section or something. Ben got tired toward the end, and he just wanted to "go home and get my milk. Go get my milk at home." Rob had a hard time struggling with him for a few minutes, and I really had to pee, so I had to brave going toward the totally packed front, right by the door that Mr. Beck was supposed to come through to go to the bathroom. Apparently, they were only letting one person at a time go to the bathroom, but when they saw me, they let me right in. I guess they understand that pregnant people just can't always wait. . .

About two-three minutes after I got back from the bathroom, he got there and started signing books. We were only in line 15 minutes after that to get our book signed. I didn't actually get a picture of him signing our book, but I did get some good pictures of while we were waiting. If I didn't feel so utterly exhausted, I would go back out to the car to get my purse and cell phone, but I don't want to have to face coming back up the stairs and the resulting three contractions. I need my energy. Going all the way down there, back up, and the contractions is too tiring. So, I hope that I post the pictures soon. We had a good time though, and over all, today was a great day. Now, I'm pooped, and I'm getting ready to prepare the youth Sunday school lesson for tomorrow. The usual teacher is out of town, and he subbed for me, so I'm returning the favor. Good luck to all, and best wishes to all in their Happy Thanksgiving preparations.

Friday, November 21, 2008


I called my mom today on my way home from my routine appointment with the midwife. I just wanted to reassure her that everything is great. Also, I wanted to ask how my dad is doing because we got an email last night that he's in the hospital with pneumonia. My mom said that the pneumonia is getting better because he was on five liters of oxygen yesterday morning, and by last night, he was on plain room air. That's a good sign. However, the bad news is that the cancer in his abdomen is back, and it's never going away. His 3-6 months he was given is now for sure. Because of my pregnancy, I can't hop on a plane and go see him. I'm truly grateful for my time in September. Soon, I hope to write a tribute to my dad.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Good baby

So, today, I had yet another ultrasound. The baby is growing really well. He wouldn't show us his face again, so I have no pictures to post, but the Dr. said that he's measuring at roughly 4 1/2 lbs. He just has to stay in there a few more weeks, and he'll be fine. His lungs look good, and he's measuring really well. He wouldn't show us his face because he's so low that they couldn't see my cervix either. They couldn't get around each side to see him. I haven't done any damage to myself, but I am planning on taking it easy. I hope he stays in there about three or four more weeks or so, and then I would be quite happy if he came on out, so we can meet him. :) Good luck to my little guy. He's working on getting born the natural way, so I won't have to have another C-section. What a good little guy.

My LSAT Score

I got my LSAT score a little while ago, but I am sort of not happy about it, so I don't think that I posted about it.

The LSAT is measured on a curve. The lowest scores are scored 120, the median score is 150, and the highest score possible is 180. I got a 156 which is somewhere around the 50-60th percentile. It's not a great score, but after talking to a lawyer that got into all 15 law schools to which he applied, I'm not as worried about getting accepted somewhere if I really do decide to apply and go to law school. It's been a dream of mine for quite some time, but at the same time, I don't want to miss out on the lives of my children either. I guess it's just a lot of time to spend on my knees. We'll see how things go once Rob gets into his program.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Not just another lazy day

So, this morning, I was really looking forward to today. I woke up thinking, "All I have to do today is teach my seminary class, and then I can go home and rest while I watch the kids." Note to self: Whenever you think that, FIND SOMETHING ELSE TO DO!!! Instead, I got a call from one of my very best friends saying, "Would you mind coming over to help me pack today? We have to move out." Her husband got fired from his job earlier this month, but they weren't that worried because he expected his pay check to be 2000 more dollars than the paycheck he got. . . His boss just decided not to turn in the papers that would give him the commission he earned through the month of October. So they can't pay their rent. This means that they have to move in with his mom while he looks for a job. I did spend the day helping her take care of her kids and taking care of Ben while Grandma spent some special time helping Jackie make cookies. I also helped her pack quite a bit of her house. She is planning on moving out this weekend. I did not pick up any boxes that had been filled, and I successfully kept from lifting Ben today! Three cheers for me. I did not run today either, so there's another cheer for me. I hope that I can keep this up. So far, it's kind of like this blog. One day at a time. If I forget, oops Oh well, I just need to keep going and trying to see how well I can do.

I guess that's like life too. I'm never going to be perfect, but in everything I do, I just need to keep going even after I've messed up once. So far, I'm doing pretty well.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Really On Restriction

OK, so I'm lucky that I'm not on bed rest, but I went in for a biophysical profile (also called a BPP) for Ben today. A BPP is an ultrasound where they look for certain things. One of those things is to see how well the baby is moving, and another is to see if the placenta is still attached. Everything came out good. The test came out good, but I'm still on restriction. I cannot lift Ben at all, and I cannot run at all. I'm having too many Braxton Hicks. . . I'm alright, and I'm going to be really careful. Today at story time, the other moms helped me chase Ben, so I wouldn't have to run. We'll make it.

Monday, November 17, 2008

On Restriction

When the nurse told me on Saturday night in the Triage unit that I wouldn't be able to lift anything heavy, I specifically asked her "How heavy is heavy?" She said, "You can most definately not pick up your children." I knew that would be hard, but I had no idea how hard. Ben takes off his shoes all the time, and it's been cold. Also, I have to be able help my kids get down the stairs even when they don't want to go. I'm not sure how much longer I can do this, but I don't want to end up on full bed rest. So, I am going in for my BPP test tomorrow at one. I'm really hoping that I can get off restriction afterward, but things aren't looking good for that. I thought I was supposed to get the test today, but they couldn't get me in. It's a really busy office, so I'm not surprised. I guess I'll let people know how things go again tomorrow.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


I guess I sort of unknowingly cheated yesterday. THanks to Rob for posting for me last night. However, the rules of NaBloPoMo weren't broken. The only rule is to have a post for every day, and it doesn't say that the same person has to post each time. So, a great big Thank You to my loving husband who watches over me so well.

I do have to call the Dr. for a certain test tomorrow as soon as the office opens. We'll just have to see how that goes, I guess. Until now, I'm under restriction from the Dr: No heavy lifting. This does pertain to Ben, and I have already messed up a couple times today. However, I would for sure have held him more if I could have, so I'm thinking that I'm still better off than if I'd hauled him around all day. I'm really sure that the baby is fine, but I had a whole bunch of Braxton Hicks all in a row yesterday, and I wanted to make sure that I was alright. I do feel better after having gone to the Dr. We'll see how everything else goes at all of my appointments this week.

Saturday, November 15, 2008


This post will serve as a placeholder until the actual post about today is written. Forgive Ellie for not writing it today, but trust me when I say it has been one of the longest we've ever had.

Quick facts:
1) Awakened in the morning by the front desk informing us our car was broken into
2) Taking hours to deal with the police and cleanup
3) Taking more hours to find an adequate cover for the broken window so we could drive home
4) Stopping at the hospital on the way home to make sure there wasn't a premature labor going
5) Finally getting home just after 11PM

Fortunately, we did both make the temple last night, so the purpose of our trip was not thwarted.

- Robert, making a note for Ellie

Friday, November 14, 2008

When ECing is not an option

There was a little while this summer where Ben was very much into ECing. He would tell me pee pee or poopy when he needed to go to the bathroom. In fact, he had three days when he was completely dry. Then, he started taking off his diaper and trying to pee anywhere but his diaper or the potty. So I laid off. Now, he is not interested. AT ALL. In fact, he is to the point where he will tell me he is not poopy if he is. I'm just waiting for awhile to see if he has another sensitive period, and then we'll do some sort of conventional potty training. I think that talking about it and being open to the child's wants is one of the biggest parts of ECing. Wish me luck!

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Just so everyone knows, I am planning on telling the Dr. at my next appointment, and if I see any blood or have any big problems before then, I won't hesitate to drive all the way to Tallahassee and go in. I also have an ultrasound scheduled for a week from today, so I'm not too extremely worried about it. Once the initial pain went away, I've mostly been fine. I'm sore but it's more like muscle sore than the hurt was at first. :) I just scared myself a bit yesterday, but I really think I'm alright. The baby has been moving, and I am not having big contractions, so that's a good sign. :) Also, I have been good about not chasing Ben today.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Today, Jackie kept asking over and over, "What season is it, Mommy? Summer?" I would always reply, "No, Jackie, it's fall right now."
Apparently, my body took that to heart. We had gone over to my friend Danielle's house this afternoon, and the kids had been running around outside a lot. The weather is beautiful in the afternoons! Then, we went inside, and I guess Ben got a little bit of cabin fever for the little while we were inside because as soon as it was time to go, and I got the kiddos outside, he started to run away. I stepped forward to grab him, and my foot kept sliding. Both of my feet slid out from underneath me, and I fell hard on my hip. I haven't felt quite the same the rest of the day. I'm hoping that I'm alright. I'm not bleeding, and my water didn't break, so I'm thinking I'm alright. However, when I fell, I felt really wet for a minute. As soon as the horrible pain went away enough for me to be able to stand up, I went in to the bathroom. I lost a good chunk of mucus. I'm slightly worried. I'm just going to be really careful for the next few days, and I'm going to be on the lookout for any signs that anything is wrong. The baby is moving a bunch, but it doesn't feel frantic, so I think we're alright. Sheesh though. It really scared me!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Preliminary Finding

So, after trying both the knit wrap and the cotton homespun wrap (with borrowing my friend Danielle's baby) I have decided that both of them have good and bad to them. The homespun wrap is not as movable once it is tied either in the back or the front. The knit wrap, however, is very easy to maneuver once the baby is in, and it's on. That one feature of both of them is both a pro and a con for both of them. If you are going to carry a baby bigger than say, 20 pounds, I would recommend the non-stretchy material for a wrap. If you have a new born that would need to be moved to nurse and then put back in a different fashion, then go for the kit. The knit is so stretchy, that sometimes the baby seems to slip around a little more, and it's harder to get the fabric tight. But the woven wrap was good to keep the baby in the same space, but I had to keep untying it when she would get tired of being in the same position so long. I may change my mind after my own little guy comes along, but that's the consensus with my friend's six week old girl who is about 11 pounds. If anyone has more experience, feel free to share it in the comments section.

Monday, November 10, 2008

A great family night

In our church, we set aside one night per week (for most families, it's usually Monday) to have a night with our family. We call it Family Home Evening. The purpose of this is to teach us how to get along with each other and to like each other, and ultimately, to learn how to want to hang out together. For this time, our family usually sings an opening and closing song, has an opening and closing prayer, and has a short little lesson. After that's over, the highlight is having treats. Then we play with the kids a few extra minutes before bedtime. At our house, we're lucky if we keep the kids' attention for 15 minutes, but it seems good. Tonight, we went over to a friends' house and had a combined Family Home Evening with their family. The lesson we dis turned out great! We did a flannel board story of The Good Samaritan. Here is the link where I printed the pictures from to make the pieces with. I just printed out the pictures on a piece of cardstock, and then I colored them and covered the entire back of the paper with rubber cement (Make sure you don't miss any or it might be a critical piece that falls off in the middle of the story.). Then, I stuck a paper sized piece of flannel to the back. After that, then I used some good paper scissors (But NOT my fabric scissors) and cut out the pieces.

To make the flannel board itself, I cut a good sized but not huge piece of cardboard, probably about 24" by 18". After that, I painted the card board really well with the rubber cement. Then, I very carefully, but quickly due to the drying nature of rubber cement, spread flannel over the entire board but I left about an extra inch and a half of flannel hanging over each side. I turned over the cardboard and painted two opposite sides with the glue and then pressed the fabric down over them. Then I painted the other two sides including the parts already covered by fabric and I pressed the fabric over those. The corner fabric will fold up on itself and stick. However, for good measure, I taped down the edges with packaging tape. Wherever there was a lose end of the fabric, I taped it down to the cardboard.

Although this process seemes involved, this doesn't have to take long. This worked a lot better for me because I wasn't trying to make it perfect. All of the kids loved it, and the older ones helped me read it from Luke 10 while the younger kids helped me put up the pieces. I might try a different one in a few weeks since it worked so well.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Stretchy versus non stretchy

OK, all, I've read a lot about wraps the last few days, and I've seen different people say things about stretchy wraps and I've seen other places recommend you get a fabric with stretch like knit or fleece. So, the wraps I made the other day were out of a ribbing, (read knit that you put around the top of a sweatshirt for people who are not sewing inclined.) so it was pretty stretchy. The other fabric I bought is a homespun 100% cotton. I don't have a baby yet to really try these with (I've been borrowing my friend's), but if anyone has an opinion on when and why stretchy or non stretchy would be better, please let me know. Thanks!

Saturday, November 8, 2008


Do you ever feel like some days, you're on top of the world and you can do anything, and other days, you just want to stay in your bed, pull the covers up over your head, and never see the world again because you just know that no matter how much you try to get done that day, you won't have made a dent? Usually, lately, my days are the second type, but I get up anyway. Today however, my day was the first one.

I successfully got Jackie to do 4 sets of 15 minutes and get her room completely clean. Then, the kids and I built towers out of blocks, and they shared and had all sorts of fun. Jackie would build a tower, and Ben would say, "Jackie, I knock over you tower?" And she'd tell him whether or not she was finished. As soon as she was finished, she would gleefully say, OK, Ben, knock it over. Ben would reply. "OK Jackie, I knock it over now." He'd run full speed ahead and kick it. Then, he'd go gather up all the blocks, and beg for her to "build it" again. It was lovely.

We spent three hours at the park on a picnic today, and then we also spent time at my friend Kim's house tonight where the adults played games while the kids did a great job of sharing. They were getting along great. I feel great about today!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Tagged Again

My friend Kim (who has several blogs) tagged me, and since this month I'm scraping for anything to blog about, I'll take a few memes.

A. Attached or single? Attached. Very attached. I love Rob!
B. Best friend? Rob
C. Cake or pie? Do I have to choose? How about both! OK, well not pumpkin or pecan pie or red velvet cake. Other wise, bring it on!
D. Day of choice? Saturday
E. Essential item? Laptop
F. Favorite color? Green or turquoise
G. Gummy bears or worms? Cinnamon bears
H. Hometown? Monticello. If you can guess the state, you didn't grow up with me, and you're not married to me, 10 points for you!
I. Favorite indulgence? Jamba Juice (Tropical Smoothie is NOT the same. . .)
J. January or July? In GA, January. It's gorgeous.
K. Kids? Two and 2/3. Jackie is 4, Ben is 2, and Our Little Guy maybe named Daniel is coming sometime in January.
L. Life isn’t complete without? Rob, the kids, and chocolate.
M. Marriage date? July 2003
N. Number of magazine subscriptions: One. Rob's sister Anne got me the Readers' Digest for Christmas last year.
O. Oranges or apples? Depends on when and where. If it's Christmas time in Mesa, definitely the oranges.
P. Phobias? Can't think of one right now, but it's not the usual stuff.
Q. Quotes? "Service is like peeing your pants, everyone else can see it, but only you can feel the warmth." "Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday." Authors unknown to both.
R. Reasons to smile? When I see Rob playing with my kids. Also, when Rob and Todd get together. I always laugh so hard!
S. Season of choice? Probably autumn. I love the leaves! (Also, the weather is almost always nice in the fall wherever you go.)
T. Tag 5 people. Not sure I want to tag anyone. I've tagged a bunch of people lately. If you want to do this, consider yourself tagged. Come back and tell me, and I'll come comment on your blog.
U. Unknown fact about me? I'm not sure, my life is pretty much an open book. But one thing most people don't know is that I had a skin surgery when I was 2, and the Dr. gave me enough medicine that I should have been completely out. I was so scared that it still took my dad, two of my brothers, and the Dr. to hold me down during the surgery. That's the story of my life. I am THAT stubborn.
V. Vegetable? Steamed broccoli and steamed cauliflower.
W. Worst habit? Not sharing that. You may not ever hang out with me again.
X. X-ray or ultrasound? Ultrasound.
Y. Your favorite foods? Popcorn, Cheetos, and milk. . . I pretty much lived on those while I was in college and single. Rob didn't think it was a healthy idea, so it stopped once I got married.
Z. Zodiac sign? Pisces

Thursday, November 6, 2008

I can't find my FrankenKozy!

I have a mei-tai style sling that I made using these directions. (Jan at has a whole bunch of great sewing goodies for moms of young children, please go check her out. I'm sending you to the entire site, so if you want a ring sling, feel free to peruse, but if not, over on the right hand side on the top tool bar, there is an about sbp link. Under that, click on do it yourself.) My FrankenKozy is wonderful! In fact, it's so wonderful that I made two and used them both. My new problem is that I can't find it, and I must have put it in storage. A lot of my sewing stuff went to storage, but this is one thing that I'm slightly devestated about. When I find it, I'm hoping to do a post about the different styles of baby wearing instruments I have tried out and which ones I like most and which ones I don't. There. You all have something to look forward to.

At this point, you have several things: Upcoming sometime next week is hopefully a step by step instruction list of how to make Thai sticky rice. Also, a review on different types of slings. Just lots of goodies to come!

New Cell Phone

I missed a day, and I know that it's against the spirit of the NaBlo but I'm going to do two posts today instead. It is now 5:40 in the morning. I went to bed last night at 9:30 exhausted, and since my iron is low and I'm six months pregnant, I am not sure that I could have had any type of coherent post last night.

Well, Tuesday morning, I plugged in my cell phone, and it didn't start charging. A while ago, I pulled the charger out, and it had broken in my phone. I have been making due with the broken charger, but all of a sudden, the broken charger didn't work. My phone died. I can't get the charger to work at all in any way anymore, and now all of my calendar, my phone list, and everything is gone! However, after three hours in the alltel store, on the bright side, I now have a beautiful new LG Scoop. It's pretty fun. :)

Also, I made a babywearing wrap yesterday. I had my friend with her new baby come over, so we could try it out, and it was great! We're both so excited. I'll write a whole post about that at some point when I can get a couple of pictures to put on it. :)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day

I almost named this post Sionara, but I decided that election day was better. I'm working on keeping back my tears while we watch the election results roll across the screen. I feel like I'm watching my freedom go out the window a little bit at a time as each state goes either red or blue. Anyway, congrats to Barack Obama.

Ben and I went to the Dr. today, and I am pleased to say that we only have viral upper resperatory tract infections instead of strep throat. They prescribed us some medicine to help us with our symptoms, and we're excited about that. I bought some fabric today, so I can try to make myself a wrap. (I just bought 5 yards of machine wash and dry fabric, and I'm going to cut the 60 inch wide fabric into three and use a surge stitch on the edges.) I am going to try to sew some tonight. I won't be sleeping very soon.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Help Support Mamograms

The Breast Cancer Site has a goal to donate one mammogram to a person in need every day. However, they are having a hard time doing it. They have sponsors who pay them per click on a certain button. You don't have to buy something (but that does encourage the sponsors.) Just go to this link, and click on the button. Help a woman in need and maybe save a life.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Fast Sunday

So, I have a really hard time on Fast Sundays while I'm pregnant. I feel like I'm missing something. But today, both of my kids had green snot coming out of their noses, and they were both running low grade fevers, so they had to stay home from church. Grandma and Papa weren't feeling very well either, so they volunteered to watch the kids. That was a huge blessing for me because the Primary president was sick, the first counselor was out of town, and the second counselor just got released a couple weeks ago and called to be the Young Women's president. With no primary presidency in the primary, someone had to fill in. The primary president asked me to do that. I didn't mind. However, I was really wondering this morning when both of my kids woke up sick how we would handle that. Rob was filling in for the youth sunday school teacher who was also out of town. In our branch, there is a large shortage of substitutes for things like that.

Filling in for primary was a blessing though. I got really lucky. Since my kids weren't there, and I had to be there, I had the opportunity to sit through an entire fast and testimony meeting. I felt like I should get up and say my testimony simply because I had the opportunity, and I was so grateful to be listening to an entire meeting! I also volunteered to play the organ today. Do you know how nice it is to hear the organ instead of the CD's? Anyway, I know that this might not make sense to everyone. In our church, the first Sunday in each month is set aside for fasting (but pregnant women are not supposed to fast) and on that same Sunday, we don't schedule sermons or talks. People from the congregation are given a chance to stand up and tell about their testimony of the gospel and our savior. The Holy Ghost is very strong at these meetings. I was very grateful to be able to listen, and maybe Heavenly Father just knew that I needed this more than anything else right now. I needed a time to be taught instead of always to teach.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

First NaBloPoMo

Today is the first day of my NaBloPoMo. I'm really going to work at this. Today was supposed to be a post saying how a "bathroom day" with Ben went, but he woke up with green snot pouring out of his nose, and he woke up really tired because he couldn't breathe in the middle of the night. Therefore, I did not just hang out with Ben in the bathroom today. I did get our new bassinet put together though. (My current bed is NOT safe for co-sleeping, and there is no chance to make it so, hopefully more on this later, with pictures.) Also, we watched the GA/FLA game, and it was horrible. I have never seen GA play so badly, nor have I seen so many bad ref calls. I'm not even a fan of GA, but at the end of the day, I do feel like UGA got the short end of the stick. Hopefully, I have more interesting stuff tomorrow.