Thursday, January 22, 2009

We Have a Date!

Finally! My doctor has scheduled my C Section for February 17! I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I have been on bedrest now for 13 weeks. I have had some ups and downs, but now I am truly getting excited to have this baby! You can learn a lot about yourself (and your husband for that matter) by spending 13 weeks on bedrest. I learned that I really do like a clean house. And my need to control that. I always want to get up and do dishes, laundry, pick toys up, etc. And I have learned that I have a husband that you just have to tell him to do it. In the ideal world, he would just do it, but he will do anything I tell him. (almost anything) I learned that TV during the day is all CRAP! I learned that when you have nothing else to do, you can finish a good book in day. I learned that it is not a good idea to watch the Food Network when you are on bedrest because then you just want to eat all day. I learned that when you call people to catch up, you really have nothing "new" to tell. So I quit calling. I learned that showering is sometimes optional when you lay around all day. I learned how to knit baby caps. I learned that the world keeps going even though I am not a part of it right now.
So here's to February 17. It means a new baby, new freedoms, and a lot more chaos! Bring it on!

Friday, January 9, 2009

We All Have a Throw Up Story

Yesterday started like any other. Quinn was taken by a friend and played at the park and had fun until his nap. He came home to nap and had been asleep only about 45 minutes when he woke up crying. I went in to see what was wrong and he would not settle down. Thinking he had an ear infection I called the Doctor and made an appointment to take him in. Then I called Jason and he came home from work so we could take Quinn to the doctor. (bedrest or not, I am going with my sick kid!)

The doctor checked him over and said that his ears were fine. Maybe bad gas? The doctor did say that Quinn has a 2 year old molar coming in and perhaps that is why he is fussy. Give him some Children's Tylenol and call it a day!

While we were driving home we wanted to stop at American Home. Apparently they are going bankrupt and need to liquidate. We thought we would peek in. Right as we enter the store Quinn threw up. Guess who was holding him??? NOT ME!!

Poor Jason. (doesn't he look hot with his beard?) But one of my favorite parts of this story is that I went into the store to find a worker to let them know what had happened so the front of the store didn't wreak like barf. I found an older lady and asked if there were towels or a janitorial closet that I might be able to help clean up the throw up of my son. She looks at me and says "why don't you go to the ladies room and get a paper towel?" Apparently she has never had to clean throw up. I stood there speechless, appalled really. Another worker (male) overheard our conversation and said "we have a janitorial staff that will take care of it, maam. If you could just go to the front desk and let them know to page the janitor, that would be great!" Done. So Jason drove us all home in his throw uppy outfit and we put Quinn in the tub right away. Only 3 more throw ups and Quinn was done. Like a new man today.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Hello 2009!

Happy New Year! I have been reflecting on 2008...the good, the bad, the ugly. This may be a boring read for most of you out there, but I am writing more as a journal entry. A re-cap of 2008, if you will.
The Good
2 great trips to CA. The first was to Huntington Beach with my hubby and son. It was an anniversary trip and escape from reality. We saw many old friends and went to the beach. We ate at some of our favorite places and got to shop on Main St. Then we went to Manhattan Beach with the entire Williams clan. All the grandkids were there and we had a great time beaching it and joking around.

All the reading I was able to do this summer and while on bedrest. This is a good thing because I feel like I exercise my mind. I love to read, but can't always find the time to do it. It is such a great escape from the hustle and bustle of chasing a 2 year old around.

Making new friends. Our ward has turned out to be one of the greatest blessings in my life. There are so many wonderful families that we have become acquainted with, and more selfishly, the most extraordinary women that I have gotten to be friends with.

Having my dad retire. Although it doesn't affect me too much directly, I am always imagining what it must feel like to know that you are done working. You have put in all this time and now, all of a sudden, its over. What an accomplishment! What a weird feeling. Retired. Done! We are all so proud of him and look forward to spending more time with him.

Surprise! Getting pregnant and not trying to. Jason and I calculated that in 2008 there were only 2 months in which I was NOT pregnant! (is that some sort of record??)

(Material girl ALERT!!) My sweet husband gave me diamond stud earrings for Mothers Day this year. I casually mentioned in a conversation that diamond stud earrings are one piece of jewelry that I wouldn't mind having. (for those of you that know me well, I am not much of a jewelry person) He surprised me as I was getting ready for church, and I was soooo excited!

The Bad
Losing Jessica. This one is terribly obvious, but when we lost Jessica I thought my heart was going to quit on me. Who knew you could love someone so much that you only met once? Although losing her was a terrible and devastating thing to go through, I also think it brought me closer to family and my husband. My testimony of the gospel grew and I know that she will always be with me.

The economy. Let's just say that this was not our best year. Remember paying $3-$4 for a gallon of gas? Yeah, that helped the old pocket book.

Having relatives lose jobs. No names, but several relatives lost their jobs this year. It hurts my heart to see family suffer.

Bedrest. Going on 11 weeks now. Probably have 5 or 6 more to go. Need I say more?

The Ugly
Paint color. Oops! We painted Quinn's new room the wrong color and Jason had to repaint it. Although it wasn't exactly "ugly", it was a little overwhelming.

My body. I guess I am just not a pretty pregnant person. My body freaks when it is pregnant. Let's just call it what it is....ugly.

So I bid 2008 goodbye and say hello to 2009. I pray for a better year, a happier year, a year where all is right in the world. I am grateful to family who have so patiently and lovingly taken care of me, Jason and Quinn throughout this whole year. And that is what I will always remember about 2008. FAMILY. And I know that my family will be forever!!