Thursday, August 13, 2009

Summer is over and new adventures begin!

Okay so I sit here with my cup of coffee and having some quiet time and I know I am slacking again on my blog. So lets see the last few weeks have been sorta hectic but in a good way. As many of you know and those who don't, cause I kinda had to hide it for awhile...but I GOT A JOB!!!! The most amazing job to me, I will be working for Comanche Springs Elem. school starting Aug 17Th as a nurse aide! I can't tell you enough how blessed and truly happy I am to be offered this position. I loved doing my in home childcare, but it just was not for me. It takes a special kinda of person to handle that and well I had to convince myself as convenient as it was it just was not for me anymore. So with that being said. Jade will be transferred to the school with me which is only a few blocks away from her school she was attending. She is SOOOOO excited!!! I think she is more excited than me!

There has been a lot of meetings, classes, and certifications for vision and hearing screenings. I needed to obtain before starting so my summer calender has been jammed packed. Next week is in-service week which they call Convocation. It's something they take very seriously and want the whole school to be involved with and take a lot of pride in their school being seen as Exemplarary. They have this reality TV show theme and our school was chosen as "Amazing Race" now I don't watch that show but I thought it was like a scavenger hunt and each team is in a race to be first. Well I know are all in teams of 5, and we do have a scavenger hunt planned at the end of next week. Now I know what your thinking, wow that sounds like a easy peasy job, I know right! But on a serious note there is A LOT that I am responsible for and yesterday I had 5 hours of my Nurse aide Manual to go over. WOW...everything from broken bones, to allergic reactions, to asthma, concussions, diabetic shock, seizures and much more. Kinda freaked me out but I know I can handle it if I were to be in that position. My nurse, Mary will be at Comanche as well as our sister school Prairie Vista Middle school so there will be times when I will be covering the school all by myself. I have not yet told my nurse or my principal Donna about my pregnancy. I plan on telling them next week I am little nervous but I plan on reassuring them that this will not effect my ability to work and that I don't plan on taking that much time off cause Brandon gets 12 weeks off paid! So I really only plan on taking off 3 wks and going back on the 4th week.

Okay so last Friday Lisa's wonderful sister Tammy offered to ultrasound us again to see what we were having. Now mind you I am so wishy-washy about finding out but I thought what the heck! So I go first cause I had like 2 gallons of water in my bladder I was holding on for about 2 hours, and while we were waiting for Tammy, Brandon and Jared were bored so they decided to entertain themselves and while Jared was strecthing a medical glove over his head Brandon was instructing him to pull it over this nose and blow it up. Hilarious, until I nearly pee'd all over the bed. Seriously, I laugh at everything and well I had to focus or seriously loose it and pee everywhere. So Tammy shows up...oh wait I have to add that Lisa tried to sono me and we saw the baby and Lisa says "Yeap there's a penis" and as we all focus on what she is pointing the baby moves and see that she pointing to our child's head! Bawahahahaha I couldn't stop laughing in fact we were all laughing cause she thought the head was the penis!!! I giggle again just reliving it my head. okay so Tammy comes in, and we see our baby VERY LONG and completely stretched out, we could see the arm bones, legs bones, and the feet very distinct. It was absolutely amazing to see how much our baby has grown in just a few weeks. Not only is our baby long, but very active as if I had drank a Red Bull or something. Well needless to say "Stretch" did not want to cooperate and show us his/her private parts. Tammy was awesome and didn't want to give up but lliterally after 45 mins of rubbing my tummy I said it's fine "let's see what Lisa is having" So of course her baby is just hanging out and we all got to see him PEE which was really weird and funny I couldn't believe what I was seeing. I mean what are the chances? So yes, there was a penis clear as day. So we tried me one more time but I had emptied my bladder and it was harder to see and the baby, and he/she had their back to us and definitely did not want to be bothered. So I was fine with leaving not knowing what we were having I was happy to see the baby growing and got to hear the heartbeat at a good 152 beats. Jared and Lisa were WAY more upset. So tonight we are going again to see if we will have better luck. So wish us luck! Hamburger or Hot dog? We shall see!!!!

I will update more but I can't promise you that I will tell you the outcome! I might hold it in for awhile.
I forgot to mention what my body is doing. I am still down 13 lbs from being sick the first 3 months. But I seem to have my appetite back so I am sure that won't last for long. On Monday I noticed my stomach protruding out...I just starred at it not because its amazingly beautiful but because it doesn't look "normal" I mean I went to Lisa's on Wednesday and showed her my "bump" and well she did notice it and her and I both said I it is not proportioned. I look like I have a bump about my belly button and underneath has not caught up with the top. So yeah I can't wait till the bottom catches up with the top and Lisa reassured me it will and its just the baby moving all my stuff around. But I totally can't button any of my pants and thankfully I found the BellaBand and it is my lifesaver until I can go out and get maternity clothes. Okay I have to go now! loves ya!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Just for you Brandon dear!

Okay so Brandon has been requesting for several weeks for me to update my blog, and honestly I have just been too tired. However I seem to be getting a little better and have ventured out here lately. Being a home-body has really been getting me down I think.

Let's see so much to talk about. Right now I am obsessively checking to make sure Jade's flight has departed so I am writing then checking the AA website...speaking of...OH no...they just changed it to 11:25am I think the rain is effecting take off. I hope Jade is doing good. She has a minor panic attack this morning after she left here, and realized just how much she missed me, she was crying and I was doing all I could to hold it together...oh lord here I go crying again. UGH, I hate that I can't contain my emotions!! I calmed her down and took her mind off of missing me and told her about all the wonderful things to do in Cali. She left with her dad, his fiancee Christina and his mother. They should be getting home Thursday and I pretty much want to surprise her up at the airport but we will see.

This past weekend was wonderful we wanted to spend it with Jade before she left. So we took her to Grapevine Mills mall. We had lunch at the Rainforest's Cafe, which the food there was not all that appealing but lately I can't seem to find anything that I love. After that we walked around till the shoes I wore were starting to give me a blister and luckily we walked up to Old Navy and bought me some comfy flip flops so I could endure the rest of the day I had planned. We surprised Jade by taking her to Build-A-Bear Workshop! She was so happy and picked out her bear, stuffed it and even put a little heart inside of her. Then the fun began! Clothes shopping for her new friend "Ashley" she later named her. So after a outfit, shoes, bear carrier, bear panties, pajama's and two bows later...we paid and received her birth certificate. I thought this would help Jade out while she was gone to have her pal Ashley along with her for her vacation. Brandon, Jade and I were definitely ready to go after spending almost 5 hours there. We walked and walked and it seemed we would never get to neighborhood 1. Oh Lisa, I went into Motherhood, geez louise that place is cold!!!!!

A few weeks ago we moved Jade upstairs to the big game room, SHE LOVES IT!! Heck, Brandon and I are jealous she has pretty much the most awesome room a 7 yr old could have let alone she has the 60 inch TV. I put some lights up around the ceiling and hanged her Twilight posters and her Jonas poster and it is the pretty nice up there. I find myself up there just hanging out with her majority of the day.

Let's see I had my 12wk check up on July 23, all was good Jade and Brandon came along to see the sono, the baby was very active and the sono tech could hardly get a single picture. That baby's heartbeat is a good 140-142bpm. Could not get a good visual of the sex and right now I am fine not knowing. However Brandon says I am so wishy washy he never knows what we have decided on. I think we will find out just not tell anyone for now. After that I had to see the Dr, she was a little concerned with the amount of weight I have lost but said it to try to eat 5-6 small meals a day. Which I try to eat anytime I am not feeling sick not really sick I just feel like the thought of food makes my stomach turn circles I cause that would nausea. This is all new to me, I never had any problems with Jade until the last month when I got toxemia and was put on bed rest. Dr. G also said I could start working out, treadmill mostly but not to let my heart rate go above 140. So I plan to start soon once I feel better. I have started my 2nd tri-mester this week and so I am hoping I will feel better soon! Brandon has been wonderful these first 3 months and he has put up with my laziness, not wanting to cook, clean, laundry, and he has picked up my slack. I love you honey!!!!

This week I plan to stay busy and try to clean while Jade is gone. Today has been rough for me but I will be better. I just have to tell myself she will be home soon and not to worry so much. Enjoy this time with Brandon and clean my house! ha ha Well see how much I get done.
They put her flight off till 11:36 but its 11:42am hmm...I would just feel better knowing she has taken off. I seem to be a little neurotic about this and I am not for sure if the pregnancy is making me this way or if this is just me! Okay now they changed it to 11:50. I better go start laundry or else I am going to just stay here refreshing the screen.

Love you all!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

First OB appt!

Okay so I found out some exciting news today! I am a week ahead then I thought I was, so tomorrow I am officially 7wks and that put my due date at Feb 2nd. Crazy, only cause my very close friend Lisa, is due Feb 1st! I mean having a friend like her is already a blessing but to know that we are literally only 1 DAY APART is mind blowing. I could not ask for a better friend to be side by side pregnant with! We have the same doctor, seem to have our appt's on the same days so I jokingly asked her since we seem to do everything together when are we going to start dressing like each other? She quickly said.."uh, I dont think so." ha ha

The appt was very basic and she asked me a ton of questions just regarding my family medical background as well as Brandon's. Then she took my b/p and escorted me to the bathroom where I left her some of my pee. Then she took my blood and made an appt for our first sono which is July 23 and I will be around 12 wks I think. I can't wait for this appt!!!! Just to see Brandon's face as he hear's our child's heartbeat...I get goosebumps just thinking about it.

Well that is about it as far as the baby goes. I am feeling great! My house is getting very organized and clean everyday. Jade is snaggle tooth, cause one of her front teeth is loose and sticking straight out and when she smiles I can't help but call her snaggle tooth. I hope she looses her tooth soon! I can not bare to pull it!

All is well in the Pickett house for now and I will update more soon!

love you all


Sunday, June 7, 2009

Pregnancy week 5 among other things.

Okay so I am embracing being pregnant, at times I can't even believe I am. I love the fact that I have so many other close friends that are in "delicate condition" as well, as one of Brandon's friends put it. I know that no matter what I could call any of them and talk baby talk when Brandon had no idea what I am going through or experiencing. So it is very comforting to know I have them.

I have my first Dr. appt on June 16th 10:00am. Yes, if you are on Lisa's blog her and I have the same date as well as the same ob/gyn. I love that, just hope her and I don't go into labor the same day since we are 5 days apart or else I will be playing her at rock, paper, scissors, to see who will go first! ha ha. I am excited to go to this appt even though its just routine and nothing special, blood wk, pee in the cup, info on pregnancy and refills of prenatal vits. I can't wait for my 10wk hear the heart beat is what I have been waiting for. But until then I am cleaning..yes cleaning. I figured I have roughly 8 months to get my house in tip top shape. I started with the kitchen last Friday cleaning from the top of the cabinets down to baseboards, I even had Jade helping cause she offered to help.

I have a millions things running through my mind on a daily basis and if I don't just settle down and relax I am going to miss this wonderful feeling of being pregnant. However I have no symptoms, other than one day that was officially the worst pregnant day ever! Nausea, vomiting, headaches..ugh it was horrible and I feel for those woman who have to deal with that morning sickness on a daily basis. I pretty much LOVE taking naps! Me a nap taker I would have never thought of taking one before but oh how much I love to get my room super dark, and turn the thermostat down to about 70 and wrap up in my covers and sleep for about 2 hours, it is my new love and anytime I am sleepy I just go to bed cause well cause I can. ; ) Oh and my lady lumps have started to give me grief as well, and I too wish they would just fall off!

I have been obsessively online surfing anything and everything to do with pregnancy from, baby bedding to maternity clothes. I can't stop I pretty much have my own favorite folder titled "baby pickett" and have about 45 websites in it. I hope I am not the only one that does this I just feel so darn excited and can't wait to have a big belly and neither can Brandon. Funny he says he can't fully get that I am pregnant until he sees that I have a belly. So I try to keep him WELL informed on how I feel and what is going on with my body. Oh another symptom I forgot to add is emotional instability! I cry for no freaking reason what-so-ever! Poor Brandon he just looks at me and I see the confusion all over his face. Should I hold her? Should I leave her alone? Should I just act like I don't see her crying? God love him he tries!

Summer has officially started and Jade could not be more happy. We are in the process of moving her room upstairs which is now our game room/dog room/TV room. I am trying to make this a positive transition for her as if she is a big girl. However she was once excited and now since finding out we are having a baby she has told me she is scared to move upstairs and wants to stay next to our room. I am thinking this is just a phase, and once we decorate it and get it all glammed up she will change her mind. I am not going to push her by any means more like reverse psychology!

Well enough is enough. I must go shower and get ready for a busy day tomorrow! I am reorganizing my pantry and laundry room!!!!

kiss, kiss ( I am french today apparently)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Jade on her 7th B-day!

We're Pregnant!

On May 28, 2009 Brandon and I learned that we would be expecting a baby!
We had been trying for over a year and both he and I have been through testing only to learn that I was not ovulating. After my last test which tested to see if my Fallopian tubes were blocked revealed that I was normal. I was to start a drug called Clomid which enables you to ovulate. I was having a hard time coming to terms with starting this medication and I was very scared. Brandon I and I prayed for God to help us through this and make sure that whatever option we took that he would give us the strength to make it through. We are so happy and still sometimes we just can't believe this is real. Jade is super excited and can't wait! I get daily hugs and kisses and she asks if there is anything I need, she even rubs my belly when I drop her off at school and says. " bye baby". I nearly have to hold back tears of joy because I can see how truly happy she is to soon have a baby brother or sister.
We have been blessed with this new life and we can not be more thankful!