Wednesday, June 28, 2006







Showers & The ER

I had my shower on Sunday. It couldn't have been more perfect! My sister did an outstanding job. I got tons of stuff, the food was great & the hall was decorated wonderfully.

All the most important people in my life where there. Those that weren't either had a very good excuse or just didn't RSVP. O well.

As for the ER. Yea, ended up there yesterday with pain in my back so severe I cried & in my chest. Ends up it's gallstones! Oiyve! Just what I needed.

Short but sweet! Woops out!

Saturday, June 24, 2006

HUMAN PIN CUSHION

Yes, that was me yesterday. I had to have my 3 hr. Gluoca Test done. I thought they were just going to prick my finger & out I would go. Yea, um, not so much. I get there, they take some blood, then every hour for 3 hours they take some more. They got 3 viles out of my left arm but the last vile was taken out of my right b/c the left collapsed. I am so bruised, looks as if I was beaten with a baseball bat! I had my own waiting room tho. They told me I was a preferred customer. It had a recliner, magazines & a tv w/ cable. I watched The Baby Story.

Yea, let's discuss this whole labor & delivery thing. I was all over the water birth action til I found out. . . no epidural! Not gonna happen. Next I see women get the epidural & still have pain. So I have decided that I am not sure how "Ethan Michael" will make his grand debut but I'm not pushing him out & I am not too keen on a c-section!

Still dealing with personal issues that are really bothering me. I just feel like I am pushed to the side or better yet taken for granted. I don't know what to do about it. I have discussed it with the person but it get's better for like an hour. It's getting harder & harder to deal with, so I don't know if it's the extra pregnancy hormones or I just can't take it. Time will tell, right?

Woops, out!

Thursday, June 22, 2006

So long since I blogged.

I bet my Aunt Patty is checking in here wondering why there have been no new entries. Just busy or lazy or nothing to write.

The above photo is my nursery theme. Is it not the cutest!!!???? I was just on ebay searching for stuff to go with it & found the cutest pegboard that is part of the theme. I bid on it! It was only 9.99....I doubt I will get outbidded & if I do, watch out, because I don't take highly to being outbidded!

I stayed home from work today. 4th sick day in 5 weeks. I just couldn't do it. I feel like I am an old lady. To all you women who have been pregnant before why is it, when newly preggy women say we are pregnant, you say Congrats & leave it at that? Hello, McFly...you need to tell us about the fact that your belly hurts on a daily basis, the your who-who feels as if it is swollen to the size of a football & if you try to move you usually experience shooting pains or how about when you lay in one position at night for too long, you suddenly feel as if arthrites has set in. Come on girls, do a PSA & let the women who have never been preggy before know! Not to mention, the mood swings. Altho. lately I have been experiencing more depressive mood swings. Just a lot going on in my personal life & I feel like it's all on my shoulders & if I don't do it, then it won't get done.

News on my bil: He had surgery Tues. He is alert & awake & they expect he will only loose 50-60% rotater movement of his neck BUT he has use of his arms & legs. He will have to go to therapy tho! They are talking about possibly sending him home in a few days. WoW! They don't let you wallow in self pity do they?

I have my gluoca test tomorrow. I failed the first one...CAN YOU STAND IT!!?????!!!! Tomorrow is the 3hr one...wish me luck! Then it's off to work. So to make matters worse, I call out today & I will be 3hrs late tomorrow. They are really understanding but I don't want to take advantage. I think I have about 5 weeks left before I can leave on maternity. I am so looking forward to it. I am thinking "Ethan" is going to make his arrival either Aug 28th (which will be our one year anniversary together....yea, talk about moving quickly!) or sometime over the Labor Day weekend. The momma instinct in me is saying Labor Day weekend! I guess he get's here, when he get's here.

I used my Amazon Reward g/c last night. I got this new scrapbook idea book by Laurie Stamos called Artful Memories...been eyeing that bad boy up for awhile & I ordered Clean & Simple the Sequel by Cathy Zielske. The latter shipped today. Can't wait to get my hot little hands on it. Gosh knows I need more idea books. I'm an idea book junkie! I admit it. That's the first step isn't it????

Woops, out!

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Elimination, Father's Day & Prayers

Well, that my friends, is my suck ass layout that I entered into Round II at www.just4keeps.com We had to use symbols & shapes. I couldn't think of squat so that's what I came up with. As you can tell by my writing I was eliminated. That's ok tho. So much to do this week that I probably couldn't have done the challenge anyway. I was surprised to make it to Round II.

Today is Father's Day. Having my dad over for brunch. I made "Stuff French Toast" & "Funeral Potatoes". All while suffering from ham hock feet & the baby pinching my sides. O well, that French Toast stuff is soooooooo worth it. I will post the recipe later. Megan made it for our dinner club & OMG! FAB-U-LOUS! We were going to go to a carnival with the Bobster's dad but plans have changed.

This is why I need your prayers. My bil to be is a dirt track race car driver. Last night he wrecked his car. Someone let him borrow his car for the "feature" race. Sadly Chucky wrecked that car. It left him unconcious & he had to be airlifted to a local hospital. He became alert but the dr's found that he broke his neck. As of last night, he could move his body parts BUT the dr's said that once the swelling goes down that could all change & he could be paralyzed. The family is indeed upset! Bobby thinks if he had been at the races that wouldn't have happened. Bobby stayed home b/c we have the boys & Chris has a high temperature. They are going to be transporting him to the University of Jefferson in Philly. This hospital specializes in spinal cord injuries. On another note, even tho. he has health insurance, it doesn't cover racing accidents. He didn't have racer's insurance either. Right now no one is worried about the medical costs, we all just want Chucky to recover. So anyone who reads my blog, please keep him in your prayers. This is going to be a scarey time for the family.

Thursday, June 15, 2006


For your viewing pleasure.
Me @ 29 weeks.
Just call me ORKA!

Sunday, June 11, 2006

New Layout:

Whose that you ask? That is the Schmegg. My Schmeggy.
I did this layout for Round 1 of Last Scrapper Standing at www.just4keeps.com
This layout was to include doodling that was inspired by henna tattoos.
I must have done an ok job b/c I am advancing to round 2. Yea me!

Nothing new in the scrapworld. Got my new Simply Scrapbooks mag yesterday. Haven't madeit pass page 25.

I am getting a free subscription to Scrapbook Answers mag b/c the website I ordered the Bobster's mag from, never sent it & I pitched a fit. I ended up talking to the VP of the website who straightened everything out & got me a free sub for my troubles. I wanted my money back but the free sub is just as good, considering I buy the mag anyway.

I will be going through mags & idea books soon. Have to get rid of stuff. Less stuff to move!

I am 29 weeks today. Do you know that means less than 11 weeks til my due date? HOLEY MOLEY! I don't think I can get any bigger. Although every tells me I will.

My groin is killing me. Not to mention my nightly pee schedule. That is so fun. As of Thursday none of my shoes but my Sketchers fit me. Yes my feet now look like ham hocks. Even if I don't eat salty foods. Did you know yogurt has like 150mg's of sodium in it? Yea, shocked the bejeezes out of me. BTW, WaWa's Low Fat yougurt is scrumpdiddliumptious. If you are in the area of a WaWa, try some. Y ou will love it.

For those not in the know...WaWa is a convenient store that rocks the Delaware Valley. They are branching out I hear so look for one coming soon to your area.

Woops, out!

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Feeling

a little better today than I have been. Still don't want to get out of bed in the morning but this too shall pass.

Well, I am moving. When you ask? Well, Aug 15th. Nothing like cutting it close. Where you want to know? To the place I grew up. One block from my mom & 7 minutes from my dad. We got a 3 bedroom townhouse. It's an older complex so I do't have all the amenities BUT my son will have his own room & that is really, super important to me. So for anyone who is wondering what to buy me for my shower.....please pic the decor for the bedroom from my registry. *Subtle hint* I tried to get the complex to let me in as early as possible since the raspberry is due on Aug 26th but if I go into labor & deliver, The Bobster will have to move himself! BAAHAAHAA!

Ok, so noone told me that the further you get along in your pregnancy, the more uncomfortable it is to lie down & sleep. Do you know I actually have to sit up to turn over & my belly hurts so bad, that I groan & grunt all night long. I am still swelling but my blood pressure is good. I go Monday night for my gluca test. Wish me luck. I am a carb addict.

Did a little scrapping tonight. Made my goal of 60 layouts for the year! YES! I would share the layout but I am in the Last Scrapper Standing III contest @ www.just4keeps.com, so my layout needs to be voted on. If you are a member there, go check out the competition. The votes will be going on through the weekend, I think. I need to go through all my mags & idea books & get rid of stuff. The less stuff to move the better. Not too mention I won't have as much space as I do know. I will be I won't. Closet space is at a premium in this townhouse plus the 3rd bedroom will be for Tim & Chris. They will actually have a place to keep all the video crap (I mean...stuff) & they can play in their room or actually go outside & play on the grass. My townhome is directly across from the community pool. It closes 2 weeks after we move in BUT the kids can make use of it, til then. Not to mention there is a playground right across the street. It's a nice area. I hope to be there just a year & then get a house but if I am there longer, then so be it.

Was watching Chris Botti live tonight on PBS. He is such a cutie & so talented. He is the one thing I learned to like when married to F&cko! He was such a big fan, played his CD's over & over & took me to see him so many times in concert that I feel in love with Chris Botti & his music. I actually harbour a secret crush on his bass player & F*cko knew it. I think it bothered him. BAAHAAHAA! The Bobster is not into Chris Botti or music like that. He is a true country boy with a little rap mixed in for good measure. I am actually starting to like some of the country music, like that song by Mr. Easy on the Eyes, Brad Paisley, "Alcohol". Fun tune! Then you have "Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy". I like that one too!

Woops, out!

Saturday, June 03, 2006

I want

to go far away. I want to get away from it. I need time b/c I just can't take it anymore.