Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Just a little update...

Well, we got a dog. His name is Buddy and our 10 month old puppy can look straight onto the table and weighs 71 pounds! We adopted him from the Humane Society last Saturday. I'm sorry I don't have a pic yet. My camera batteries need charged and I keep forgetting. Pregnancy makes me not so bright. Buddy's having a hard time adjusting. I was up with him last night off & on. First he was scared to come in the house, then he started barking and howling when we didn't let him in. Oy. It'll take some time, I'm sure.

And, I think I've found my midwife. She is a neighbor of Tanna's and a long time family friend. I hesitated going to her at first because she's not a Christian, but she is a VERY good midwife and I really haven't found alot of other options. I met with her today and it was very comfortable, so I think we will go with it.

On the pregnant note... I'm finally feeling somewhat better. Much less nausea than before. I'm still horribly tired, but it turns out I'm still a bit anemic, so back on the iron I go. Hopefully that will help.

That's all for now. I will try to get a picture of our puppy up soon. :-)

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Ginger anyone?

I tell you, the pregnancy is kicking my butt! I have had nothing but fatigue and nausea all week. Saltine crackers don't even help anymore. I'm so nauseated, I don't even want to eat. Teagan bought me some ginger ale, ginger snaps and crystallized ginger in hopes that it will help. Sometimes it does, sometimes not so much.

So, pray for me. I've got no motivation and I'm getting so behind on the household stuff that it's not even funny. And there's a month left in this trimester. The second trimester should be better, but I have to get there first.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Then again, maybe not...

So, as of the last episode, Teagan had decided that we shouldn't buy the house after all and I was quite upset about it.

Monday a letter arrived in our mailbox from Social Security. Jade's SSI was being dropped completely because we have too many assets (ie. house down payment!). It was almost laughable... the idea that we had too many assets. But the reality is, if we don't buy this house and just sit on that money until.... whatever.... then we won't get that income from Jade's SSI. So, we'd be paying MORE and getting LESS. Not good!

Obviously, there is not an option here. We need to buy this house or go on a spending spree!! Okay, that's not an option either, so we must go ahead with the mortgage plans. Since we finally had all the paperwork in place, we went to the bank yesterday and the application will be filed today. If it goes through, we will save at least $130 a month on housing expenses. That's alot for us. We should hear back within 10 days or so whether it was approved.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Quit shaking my snowglobe!!

Do you ever feel like your life is a snowglobe? You know what I mean. Those little glass bubbles with the fake snow that settles gently to the bottom until someone shakes it up and makes everything start swirling again. My life is most definitely a snowglobe. Just when the little flakes start to settle someone picks it up and shakes the living daylights out of it.

First, I lost my midwife. I thought I would just call up DJ and make an appointment and we'd be good to go. But Wisconsin just passed a law requiring certification for midwives, and DJ isn't certified yet. She will be certified by October-November, but that's a bit late for a early December due date. So, I had to call all over trying to find someone. I found a midwife in Appleton and made an appointment. I got her packet of information today. She is much more medical than DJ, and her fee is $2500... $1800 if you pay in cash before 36 weeks. So, we have to come up with that money somehow. I thought for like a millisecond about just going to the hospital. After all, it's free through MA. But no, I am not going to birth like that. I am still feeling unsettled about the whole matter...that fear of the unknown thing. I am praying for peace about my decision.

Next, my husband decides to wig out. First, he's depressed, which was horrible. Then, he rebounds into a strong leadership role. His first big decision..... are you ready..... are you sure.....

Not getting a mortgage, not buying the house. Staying here, renting and waiting.

And he decides to tell me this on the very day that the final paperwork we needed for the application arrived in the mail. On a day when I also happened to be very exhausted and emotionally drained. Not good.

One minute I think I know what's going on, life is good and things are falling into place. The next minute someone is shaking the living daylights out of my snowglobe.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007


Look at those gorgeous children! Aren't they getting so BIG?

Monday, April 02, 2007

We have a winner!

Okay, Shelli got the answer to my riddle, and with only 3 clues! I had more clues to use too. Darn! Okay, to decode the first 3 clues...

Clue #1- 3 past 28... stands for my due date. December 6, 3 days past my 28th birthday.
Clue #2 & 3- a normal pregnancy is 280 days or 40 weeks.

The 40 gave it away. I should have saved that clue for later. Made you all sweat... :-)

So, yes, the answer is, I am pregnant again. I am happy about it, and feeling pretty good. I have morning sickness in the afternoon, but my trusty saltine crackers keep me sane. I am nervous about having another miscarriage, but I trust God. He gives children at the perfect time and sometimes takes them in His perfect time. The taking is hard for us to understand this side of heaven, but it's no excuse to trust Him less.