Thursday, August 24, 2006

34 week check up & Ultrasound

I had my 34 week check up on Monday. They wanted to do an Ultrasound because they thought the baby was measuring big. wasn't the baby. Her growth is right on track, but there is more amniotic fluid than there should be so that means I need to go for an Ultrasound every week! I'm not thrilled, but whatcha gonna do? Most likely everything is fine with the baby, but there is a greater chance I could go into labor early because my body will think I am further along than I am. If I go early the baby might not be in position, thus she would come via c-section. I really don't want that! It takes so long to heal after a c-section. I was ready to leave the hospital less than 24 hours after I had Carter. You are back to normal in no time with a natural birth. Not much I can do now but sit and see what happens. Next Ultrasound is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon. We'll see how that goes.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

There has been a lot going on lately. We took Carter to the pediatric cardiologist and everything checked out with his heart. He's still having the leg pains though. I hate it when he gets them. I wish I could make them stop.

Maddie starts kindergarten in less than 3 weeks! I can't believe it. We ran into a boy she went to preschool with at the park last night and she told me that he is handsome and she wants to marry him. Then she told him that and he was like ok whatever. It was pretty funny. This morning she ran into daycare saying how she is going to marry Evan and papa Walt told her that she should do it before he gets cold feet. She looked at him weird and then said "I don't care if he has cold feet". She's gonna marry him whether or not the boy's feet are cold! Pretty cute.

Tonight is the last of our tin stamp camps. Hopefully it goes smooth. There are 8 people supposed to be there tonight.

Here are the cards I did for the twisted & demented swap:

The inside of the pregnant lady one says "So do we know who the daddy is this time" and the inside of the one with the dead guy in the back of the truck says "It is better to have loved and lost than to spend the rest of your life with that psycho"

Well got to go so I can eat before the camp.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Had my 32 week check-up...

and she is measuring bigger than she should be. I have to go back in 2 weeks and have another ultrasound. Hopefully it is just all the ice cream I have been eating lately. I'm hoping they don't want to induce me early because if I have to go on maternity leave September 29th or sooner that means I have to go back to work before Christmas and I don't want to have to go back to work until the new year.

I'm kind of glad we are having another ultrasound. Hopefully we will be able to confirm it is a girl. And I don't know if it will really help with this or not, but at least they will get another look at her... sometimes I think I have a bunny in my belly. Ya know how in Bambie Thumper will thump his foot up and down a bunch of times really fast. When he is twitterpated ya know, well sometimes it feels like this kid is doing that in my belly. I don't remember the others doing that.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Mini Convention is over...

and it was great. But I was exhausted!!!! Linda brought some great projects for us and our customers. I think everyone enjoyed themselves, but I know I was getting cranky towards the end. We didn't have a lot of time to get lunch before the customers arrived so all I ate all day was junk and that just isn't good for me. I think that is when I get cranky.

I've got swaps up the wazoo to get done and don't know when I will be able to do it. The first is a twisted and demented swap that is due to the hostess on the 15th. I need 20 cards, 2 different designs for that one. I got the ideas all figured out last night. I was excited to get that part figured out, because the actual stamping and putting together isn't so bad once you have the design. The 1st is a pregnancy card using the Swell News set. The front will have the gal and say "Congratualtions on your swell news" and then on the inside I am going to put "so do we know who the daddy is this time?" Twisted and demented...ya get it? They are supposed to be funny cards you wouldn't see every day. The next is a divorce/breakup card. I'm going to use the Loads of Love set with the gal driving the truck and the guy in the back with x's on his eyes, cause he is dead. On the inside I am going to use a saying I saw on a stamp by MissyB Designs that goes "It is better to have loved and lost than to spend the rest of your life with that psycho". What do you think? Sound funny enough? I'll have to post them once they are done.

Next I have 22 card fronts to do for Crystal's new catty set swap also due on the 15th. Then I have to go through my samples and send in fronts for some contest/swap thing that isn't really a swap also due on the 15th. THEN I have about 50 cards to do, 10 different designs for different kind of swap #8. That one is due August 31st!!! Argh! What was I thinking?

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Pregnancy making me crazy?

Yesterday I stopped at a veggie stand to pick up some tomatoes and as I was there I imagined myself getting out of the car on the side of the road and getting hit by a car. As I was lying in the road I picked up the cell phone to call my husband and tell him he needed to pick up the kids. When he answered his phone he didn't let me talk just said I'll call you back and hung up on me. He does this in real life a lot lately. So back to the "dream"...When I was in the ambulance on my way to the hospital he finally called me back and I told him I was hit by a car and that he would need to leave work and go pick up the kids. He was all upset he had to leave work early and showed no concern for me or our unborn child...

This doesn't seem so far fetched to me. He has been working all the time and has no clue what it is like to be pregnant. And let me tell you, the third time around I have gotten like no sympathy from him. The 1st pregnancy was definatley the best. I enjoyed it. Even the 3rd time around I don't consider myself a bad pregnant person. I don't complain. I haven't had issues with swelling. I don't talk to my belly at work or pat it like a former coworker would do all day. I like it that people are for the most part nicer to me just because I am pregnant. Strangers open doors for me and the baggers at the grocery store make sure not to make the bags too heavy... I just wish my own husband would be more like them. It is so much harder being pregnant with two other children relying on you for everything and I mean everything. With Corey not coming home until they are in bed most days of the week I have to do everything. I may as well be a single mom.

In one way it is good that I am working full time and get to get away and out of the house, but that is also another thing I have to do and worry about. On top of all the stamping commitments I keep signing myself up for... I need a vacation away from everyone.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Haven't posted in awhile...

Oops. I went to update this the other day and got side tracked. We did our 1st two tin camps and they went wonderfully! All the tins came out really nice. I got new stamps and was able to mount them, but have yet to play with any of them... soon. I've got swaps to do so I need to get on those.

This Saturday is our mini convention in Flint. Our up, up, up....line from Florida is coming to visit and helping us put on a mini convention here for our customers. I can't wait. I know Linda will have some really cool projects for us to do. I am demoing the pearlex floored technique and our new cutter kit, and our punches. I have found some cool samples I have gotten in swaps with our punches that I will bring to show. I need to play with our cutter kit. I just read on SCS how you can put the perforating tool in white craft ink and then run it on your paper to get a faux stitched look. That is way cool. I have to go home and try it. If it looks good that will be the method I use. I'm too lazy to punch all those holes (sorry Julie HRR, wasn't that your technique you shared with us a few months ago?).

Sunday I'm working the Buick Open. I hope the weather cools down. I'm not into golf much. I just volunteer so that my husband can come and "help". He really ends up running around like a kid in a candy store and getting autographs from golfers, but that is fine. We weren't really busy when he was gone last year so I don't think anyone minded. This year we are working the afternoon of the last day. The "Will Call" booth can't be that busy then. Everyone who is coming will already be there and they won't be leaving their passes for people to pick up the next day.