Sunday, April 29, 2007
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
On a positive note, little Miss C is still as active as ever. We think that the hint Alphagal gave about short, slow walks before bed is spot on. Little Miss C makes her way towards the back and seems to relax and fall asleep when I walk and usually doesn't start trying to kick her way out until after I have been in bed for at least half an hour. Luckily, I am usually asleep by that point!
Hmm, other than that, not too much going on. I am "preadmitted". Yea, sounds weird doesn't it. Apparently one plus of military medicine is the ability to fill out and submit all of the requisite registration/admission forms now so once we do go that we won't have to even think about filling out paperwork. Finally, something that makes sense!
That's pretty much it for now. Hope you all are enjoying the wonderful spring weather! It got to 80 here in Socal today! ;-)
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
On another note, no pun intended, my back is still tweaked. I am stretching as much as my back will allow, using those heating patches and trying to take it easier. I am even considering not swimming in the morning just to take it a little easier on my back. I just need to get better otherwise I walk with a shuffle!
DH's sister should be in town this weekend to celebrate her b-day. Second little brother's b-day is tomorrow. I can't believe he's already 24! OMG! Have we all aged that much?
Sunday, April 15, 2007
how you dress her. I mean, think about it, if you wear tight clothes, the belly shows more, right? I wear most of my clothes under the belly; I think she shows less then. Anyway!
I am going back to work on Monday after a week off. I took time off for C & M to be in town and just because. We have so many days we are required to take per year and can only "roll over" (you know, like cell phone minutes) so many. Well, as it turns out, I am maxed out on my roll over and the military is generous enough to give me 42 days to convalesce (free leave to recover) after the baby is born. So... I have to find creative uses for my remaining leave in order to not lose it. I am making the most of it by using it to find the house, work on school stuff, etc. I will keep a few extra days on the books in case I need them later this summer.
Well, that's about it. DH made it back yesterday, yippee! Both the cat and I are thrilled to see him. Little Miss C expressed her pleasure throgh numerous belly thumps upon hearing his voice (or that was because of breakfast, not really sure;-))
Thursday, April 12, 2007
School is nearly over (thank goodness) and I am having trouble concentrating on my last two HUGE papers (both 25 pages!). I know I took this on myself, but argh! I know I can get through this but at the same time I have to wonder how crazy I was to take on this responsibility so close to Catie's due date. Luckily, school does end in early May. I am sure this is just a slump, but it is frustrating.
Other than that, not much else of note. Just trying to figure out what schedule my little one is on since she seems most active whenever I am the least! Is this normal?
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Well, C and M are probably airborne by now. They had to leave waaayyyy early to get back home today. As you can see by the pictures, M is nearly a grown up. We had a lot of fun compressed into a short period of time. Hopefully it won't be 9 years between visits again! I know I dragged them all over town and even made them walk (once!) with me, but when you are limited on time, you do what you have to!
Other than that, my back is still giving me issues. Only one side though. I wonder if it was how I have been sleeping; I was trying a fancy preggers pillow. Oh well. I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow so if nothing else, he can tell me what I am allowed to take for it. It's truly no fun! If anyone has any suggestions, the pain feels like a pulled muscle but only on one side. I swam this morning and almost cried when I tried to do a frog kick! I did manage to get my mile in; it was mainly crawl though.
Oh well, this is the price we pay!
Saturday, April 7, 2007
Well we're now at 31 weeks and counting! Amazing how much more Little Miss C is apparent in the past month than before!
For those who have been following the search for the house, we got it! We won't close until the house is complete, but we made a deal and they accepted our bid. The builder broke ground earlier this week and the realtor is on orders to send us photo updates weekly. From this point on we are primarily going through the builder and will only deal with the realtors towards the end when it comes to the final paperwork, inspection, etc. We're so excited! I know it seems like a lot of house and land for us, but it's what we were looking for, our little refuge!
In other news, big sis and her daughter are in town for a short visit. Very exciting! I hope to get some good pictures to post for everyone. This is the neice's first flight in about 10 years, so it is probably the first one she really remembers. I am looking forward to the visit!
Well, that's about all for now.
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
One... Might not sound really weird, but I speak Chinese. While this isn't itself weird, I have this uncanny ability to pick up other languages rather quickly. For example, when we went to Europe this summer, though I never studied French, by the time we left Nice, I could get most regular things accomplished. Rome was the same way though since I studied Spanish in High School much of that was just a tweak from Spanish to Italian. Because of all of this, if I hear something in Chinese that is said incorrectly, I swear my ears are bleeding!
Two... I sing to myself a bit. Not just when there is a good song on the radio. I can be walking, typing, or even reading and you might hear me singing to myself. I think DH is aware of it (we have been married for quite a while now). I wonder if Catie enjoys it.
Three... Like Alphagal and Poobou, I hate it when people use incorrect grammar or the wrong word. I don't mean just "affect" vice "effect", though you would be shocked by how many people can't figure that one out. This weirdness goes into spelling as well. I get these documents sent to me from other people and spend a significant portion of my time making sure they don't sound like complete fools.
Four... I hoard food. Not junk food like Poobou but normal food. My freezer is almost always full as is my pantry. With just myself and DH right now it seems a little silly, but I think its a throw back to when I was little. If we get down to one or two of something I think is important to have on hand, I make sure we get more. Luckily DH is willing to live with this proclivity. On the plus side, you never go hungry in my house, which I think is the whole point.
Five.... I love towels. Not just any towel mind you, but big, fluffy towels. I have at least 2 dozen in the house and again its just DH and myself. Go figure. Again, this is probably a throw back to being a child and having to share a towel with one of my siblings.
Six.... My finger tips curve at the ends. No, really. When I put my hand down on a flat surface, the tips are all curved up. I can't straighten them out either. It is just one of those "things".
Well, I would love to "tag" someone, but everyone i know who blogs has already been tagged.