Jan 28, 2009

Doctors Appointment

I originally had an appointment scheduled for Monday but when I got there the clinic was closed. A pipe burst and the entire clinic was destroyed inside. It would have been nice to get a call but I can understand they had a lot to deal with. Anyway I had to go to their other clinic in Lino lakes which is a little out of the way but what can you do...
The doctor listened for the heartbeat and it is very strong. She also did a internal exam and his little head is completely down to where she could feel it. Two weeks ago when I went it he was far up that she couldn't feel him. She also said that my cervix is really thinned out. I'm not really sure what all that means.
She said that I could go at any time and that she is confident I will go before or on my due date but you still never know.. She wants to see me early next week to check me again because of all my contractions. I am feeling less uncomfortable today and I slept really good last night. I am trying to walk a lot to get him to move along faster.

Cross your fingers for me. I would like to go before the 24th because I feel ready and feel like he is ready.. I will keep you all updated.

Jan 26, 2009


I hope that every one had a good weekend. Saturday I woke up and had this burst of energy that I am really not familiar with. I think they call this sort of behavior "Nesting".
I switched our bedroom around and put together Jake's room. I've cleaned his room a few times but then we would have a shower and I have to do it all over again. Don't get me wrong I am so appreciative for all the wonderful things that our loved ones have given us but it's a lot of work. Now I can say officially that Jacob's room is DONE. There are no more showers. All his clothes are washed and hung up and the monitors are charged. Baby bag is packed and the car seat is ready. Now we wait!

After doing all this on Saturday I realized that I may have over done it. I could barely walk. Brent was at the boat show with his buddy Chad and I was stuck in bed for the rest of the day. Although I was hurting I was happy to have everything done.

All I can think about lately is getting my Thank you cards out and work. They have both been stressing me out so bad. I need to just relax but the anticipation of Jacob's arrival is more than I can deal with right now. I am such an impatient person. I just want to meet him.. UGH.. 2-4 weeks 2-4 weeks 2-4 weeks..

Jan 23, 2009

Warning need to VENT!!

I woke up feeling happy that it's finally Friday. This has been my first full week of work since before Christmas. I was proud of myself for making it to today because usually by around 2pm everyday my back is so bad and I can barely keep my eyes open. Around 8:45 this morning my cramps came back.
By lunch they were so bad I was bent over at the counter Breuggers trying to order my sandwich. I know that I am not in labor because they are not consistent but they still are not fun to experience.
I get back to my desk and start eating when my boss walks in and says can we talk in my office. I think to myself, oh great here we go again. I really didn't want to do this today because I knew that I would start to cry and get all worked up.
He tells me that while I am gone they are probably going to hire either a temp or a full time person and that he can't say right now whether or not I am going to have a job to come back to. I of course get all upset because what sense does it make to hire a full time person to take over my job. A temp makes more sense because they can fill in for me and when I am off of leave I can return to my job and the temp can be done.
The only way this all would make sense to me is if we are so slow that they do not need me anymore and my job is not filled at all but to hire someone else that will keep my job after I am ready to come back just shows me they are trying to push me out of the company. He kept running in circles and I am not sure he knew what he was talking about.

I tell him what ever, do what you gotta do but left his office very upset. I go back to my desk and of course the water works are flowing. I've always been a crier but since I've been pregnant the tears fall very easily. The lady I work with who is sorta like my supervisor and who I've had misunderstandings with comes up to me and asks me to walk with her. She tells me that I need to calm down and not stress so much. She tells me that what he was trying to say was with how slow we are they are not sure if there will be work to be done and if that is the case then he would either try and find me another position or I would get laid off. That is not what he said or how he said it. He was saying something about keeping the full time person and putting me somewhere else.. WHAT?? You can't take an HR person who knows every one's business, pay rates, etc and stick them in a regular position.

I am so stressed and bummed out...

Jan 21, 2009


Warning lots of pics and sappiness

The past two weekends I've had baby showers. The one on Jan 17th my Sister Tracy and Sister In-Law Lori had for me. Most of the girls in my family were there. We had lasagna, salad and bread and played some fun games. Unfortunately I didn't get any pictures really from the shower but I will say that it was GREAT!! Thank you Lori and Tracy and to everyone that was able to make it. I appreciate the great company and the generous gifts for little Jake.

Last Sunday my BFF's(Mary, Kristi, Lanee and Sonja) put together a shower for me. I almost cried when I walked in because a lot of my friends that I don't see very often where there. I can't even tell you how nice it was to just have all my friends that I've made over the years all together in one room. Each one of them is special to me and are friends that I've made in different stages of my life. Just knowing that after all these years they are still people that I hold close to my heart makes me feel all emotional. (pregnancy hormones)

Kristi was nice enough to be the photographer for the day and she snapped some great shots..

Mary made the food. Look how yummy this looks. I was so busy talking a didn't eat much

My favorite cake is chocolate cake with chocolate frosting from a box so Mary made this cake for me. I had like 3 pieces last night.. I love it. Man what a pig I am.

Mary setting up (Mary and I have been friends since we met in 7th grade social studies. We've been through a lot together and she has done so much for me during this getting ready for the baby stage. I love and appreciate her and everything she does)

Sonja and Leah snacking on the yummy food

Mary, Me and Kristi

This is a shot of the whole group
Kristi and Me (Kristi and I have been friends since 9th and 10th grade. She is always there for me when I need her and I love her dearly)
Amy, Me and Bekah

Belly shot 35 weeks
Leah, Mary, Me, Kristi and Lanee
Rachel, Me and Laura(these two have been through a lot with me. I love them dearly. Laura and her partner are due a little over a week before me)
Jacob is going to be one cool kid. He got a ton of cute clothes from both showers.

Me and Lanee (Lanee and I have been friends since 9th grade. She is our wacky off the wall friend that there is never a dull moment with)

Me and Laura
Andrea, Me and Kristen (This two mean the world to me.. We've had a lot of fun together and I love that they were able to make it to my shower to share the next chapter of my life)

Kristi thought I looked cute I guess and made me take this picture

Vicki and me... (Vicki and I worked together briefly a while back and we have become great friends. We talk usually everyday through email or instant messenger about pretty much everything)
Mel, Stephanie, Me, Kristen and Andrea (Stephanie and I have been friends since we were in our early 20's. Although we didn't get along at first our friendship grew and I now see her as a lifetime friend)

Tamie and Sonja (Tamie and I have been friends since I was 17. I was there when her first was born and we now work together. I am lucky to get to see her as much as I do. Sonja and I have been friends since we were in 7th and 8th grade. We've gotten in to a lot of trouble together but I have a special bond with her. I think it's because we are a lot alike)

Kristi snapped this picture when Brent came to pick me up. I love this picture. He is so cute.. I love him.

Ok, I'm done now.. Thanks for hanging in there for this whole post. Sorry if this was sappy. A while back I was going through a hard time feeling that I lost a lot of friend and seeing all my "real" friends come to my shower really made me feel good. I've always put a lot into my friendships and they mean a lot to me..
Thanks for listening

Jan 19, 2009

I'm alive!!

I know it's been forever since I've posted but I've been on temporary bed rest. A trip to the hospital, lots or rest and meds have been what my life consists of. I am now back to work for at least another few weeks. I am very uncomfortable and feel like I just want this to be over with. I've had two showers in the past two weeks and I will post pictures and more info once I get home from work. I hope everyone is well and I will update soon.


Jan 7, 2009


Monday when we got back from Duluth my back was killing me. I ended up just staying home and resting. Around 3 am Tuesday morning I woke up to really bad cramps. It felt like it was that time of the month times ten. This lasted all morning. I called the nurse line around 8 am and they said that I should come in to the hospital. Brent and I arrived at St.Johns around 8:30 am. They hooked me up to all the monitors and were able to see that I was having contractions. At first they thought that it was a UTI but after testing my urine they ruled that out.

After they talked to my doctor she decided to give me a medicine that is suppose to stop contractions. They gave me one dose and they stopped for a little while then they were about 10 min apart and then were about 5 min apart. They gave me another dose and thought that it was working until the contractions started again. After the third dose the contractions seemed to stop. We spent about 8-9 hours there trying to get the contractions to stop and Brent and I were ready to go home.

I felt fine all night until about 9:44 this morning and cramping started again. We have a doctors appointment at 4:30. My doctor but me out of work today and will probably have me out all week.

On top of all this my boss would not return my calls. I called him 3 times and emailed him 2 times. After once last voice mail he emailed me with no concern about how I was doing but just to say how busy they were and OF COURSE I WASN'T THERE. The stress of the way they treat me and having all these problems is more than I feel I can handle right now. Thank god for Brent he is always there to make me see the bigger picture and to make me feel better.

Oh a good note Brent starts his new job Monday...

Jan 5, 2009


I didn't post about our Christmas.. It was a good Christmas. Next year will be better because we will have Jacob with us. Here are some pics.

Brent and me at my Mom's Christmas Eve

Grandpa opening presents on Christmas Day

This picture doesn't do our tree justice

Brent and Tony on Christmas at my Dads

33 Weeks

33 Weeks tomorrow


It's been a while since I've blogged. I guess you could say that I am lazy and feeling uncomfortable and would rather just lay in bed and read. This past weekend Brent and I were able to finally take our trip to Duluth. My back was killing me but I wanted to go anyway. We both love Duluth but it was so cold and there was a snow storm. Brent and I really didn't care. We just took the time to relax and be together. We attempted to get some pictures but it was so cold. One really cool thing about Duluth in the winter is Canal Park and watching the HUGE waves and ice chunks smashing into the shore. We would have like to walk the pier but it was SO COLD. We were able to get some pictures.