Friday, April 28, 2006

Past D-Day

Yup, as always I am PAST my due date.

Do people really find it amusing to call on the phone and as soon as I answer say something completely assinine like "You're still there????" or "Haven't you had that baby yet???" They make me wanna reach through the phone and backhand them right across the mouth. Ugh.

Yes, I am cranky at this point. It will be worse next week when - yes - I will still be here!

My OB appointment on Wednesday results: Cervix check still showing no signs of activity not to mention my doctor said the baby's head has not come down far enough yet to get things moving along. We discussed induction again which I would really not like to go through but at this point being as uncomfortable and in pain as I am lately I am definitely considering it. Anyway, I have another appointment for next Wednesday in which if nothing happens by then I will be hooked up to the monitors and do a stress test and some other tests to be sure everything is alright and then be scheduled for induction after the fact. So unless this baby decides to get his ass in gear in the next week he will most likely be making his debut the earliest late next week or early in the second week of May.

Keep your fingers crossed that he decides to come on his own and VERY soon! I am dying here!!!!

Posted By Melanie @ 7:44 AM (0) comments |
Monday, April 24, 2006

Still here...

I'm entirely too antsy to sit on here much anymore. Just wanted to let everyone know I am still here....due Thursday and next OB appointment is Wednesday morning. Tons of Braxton Hicks contractions lately, especially today but no real action yet. Ugh I am so done and ready to see this baby so keep your fingers crossed that he comes tomorrow. :)

I'll try to update again soon!

Posted By Melanie @ 4:35 PM (0) comments |
Wednesday, April 19, 2006

OB Update

Not too much to tell, but I had another OB appointment this morning. Cervix check and nothing going on there yet. I wasn't expecting much considering our first was 5 days late from the due date, our second was 11 days late and our third was 12 days late so this one most likely won't be showing up any time soon. Due in 8 days but probably won't show up for like 18!!! Ugh!!! I shouldn't jinx myself.....

We did discuss my tubal surgery a bit which will be done the morning after I give birth. Hopefully that will all go well and be done with. I will admit I am very worried about being in that small percentage that still can get pregnant after the fact. That would be my luck!!! A fifth kid...OMG someone would have to find a room for me at the local loony bin...... Don't even think it, right??? lol

I am trying to get things cleaned up aound here and keep up with the cleaning more but I am moving at the pace of a snail - a hobbling snail, but SLOWLY just the same! Can't wait for it all to be over.

Well my back and tailbone are telling me to move my position, so I am going to go and watch my DVR'd Sopranos episode from Sunday night I missed. LOVE those Sopranos....its the Jersey in me! :)

Posted By Melanie @ 10:42 AM (0) comments |
Monday, April 17, 2006

Monday Memories

Monday Memories: Did I ever tell you about getting Dozer Dog ?
It was Friday, February 18, 2005.
Hubby called me to tell me he was on his way out the door and on the way home from work around normal time. About an hour later he called me back to tell me he still hadn't left yet because he and a guy from work were trying to help a girl from work with this dog. Apparently she found him earlier in the week in very bad shape - he had been poorly treated, beaten and abandoned. She was unable to keep him any longer and got stood up by the person that evening who was going to take him in so she was trying to find alternate arrangements for him. She had just had him at the vet that day for shots, treatment, etc. So knowing I am a sucker for dogs, hubby asks if we can take him in for the weekend while she tries to make arrangements for the dog and this way we can see how the kids take to a dog. So of course I agree feeling bad for this poor guy whi I am told is a black lab/boxer mix and is only about 6months - 1 year old. So hubby takes all the stuff from his co-worker and brings him home as I prep the boys that a dog is coming to "visit" us for the weekend and will leave Monday morning with Daddy when he goes to work.
Daddy arrived with the dog who was ALOT larger than I was expecting him to be given his age. The kids were as skittish with him as he was with them. Everytime the dog came near Lil Michaelangelo, he would drop to the ground and cover his head with his hands to block the dog from him. Even The Professor was very nervous near him and really avoided him at first. The one I was most worried about, Bam-Bam seemed to be the one who was fine near the dog and even petted him without being coaxed or prompted to do so.
By Saturday morning, the kids were thrilled to have the dog in the house and wanted him to stay. I went food shopping that morning and came home with tons of stuff for our "guest". By that evening The Professor was begging us to keep the dog. After a bit of a family discussion, we decided to keep him. The Professor liked the name that he was given by the girl from work - Dozer - so we kept it. It took him about a month to not be so afraid here, especially of my kitchen broom, etc. It even took over a month before we heard him bark. Even now he hardly makes any noise except when outside on occasion. He is such a big baby so how he ever made it alone is beyond me, but I am happy to have him as part of our family.
And now over a year later we still have our Dozer Dog!

Posted By Melanie @ 9:41 AM (4) comments |
Friday, April 14, 2006

Mom Issues

I have been so irritable with my kids this week and honestly just in general lately. I have found myself yelling at them constantly. So much so that I caught myself doing it yesterday again and I realized I could not remember the last day that went by where I had not blown up at them about something. Granted, I am in the last weeks of my pregnancy so hormones are raging and I am on edge...but is that really an excuse???

I feel terrible about it. Really I do. But I can't seem to get a handle on it right now. I know I am stressed with the baby coming soon and everything that needs to be done. I am tired....I can't sleep, I feel like every part of my body has aches and pains that will never go away, and I am moving slower than ever. It takes everything in me to get the house somewhat straightened up right now let alone really cleaned like I normally do. As soon as I spend an hour cleaning one room and move into the next, the children have trashed the first room and I lose it. That is generally what I am yelling at them about. The mess. Everywhere I turn...a mess. I don't know when they forgot how to pick things up or just clean up after themselves, but it is really bothering me now. Maybe they always didn't and I just did it for them before but can't do it as much right now so I notice more, I don't know. But I can't stand it! The mess is taking over my house and making me insane. Ugh.

I hope once the baby is here that my current bad attitude will be gone. I am trying to think before yelling but so far I have already yelled at the boys once this morning after finding a box of cereal over turned on their newly cleaned bedroom carpet and my two little ones dancing in the Kix crushing them into the rug. So that was a moment I didn't think first but went with the "WHAT do you think you are doing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" . Must try harder I guess.

Someone wanna come help me clean up and save my ailing sanity????

Posted By Melanie @ 10:24 AM (1) comments |
Thursday, April 13, 2006

Oh My!!!

Things around here are hectic! We are two weeks and counting until our due date. Our next OB check is Monday morning. I am hoping he stays away from induction talk again. I would rather be pregnant for 8 extra weeks before going through pitocin hell ever again! Ugh.....

We have the boys rooms done finally! Primed and painted, rugs cleaned, new beds assembled, kids moved around, etc. My house is pretty much put back together so that I am VERY thankful for. I have all the clothes, blankets, etc washed for the baby and setup in my room too now in the dresser and the changing table is almost completely setup. I have only a few things left to buy for the baby's arrival which I will head out to the store for either tonight or tomorrow.

Today is 10 years that Hubby and I have been a couple. I can't believe it has been that long and at the very same moment I can't believe it has *only* been that long.

Kids are all doing good. Driving me nuts since they are home on spring break this week. Easter plans this weekend will actually be relaxing. One house to visit only - no running between in-laws and my family this year. We are just going to my mother's house and the kids will swim and have an egg hunt there and then we'll all eat and head home. Normally holidays are crazy - between running between both families and having to cook to bring things to both places and drag the kids around all day leaves no room to relax and enjoy.

Well I have laundry waiting for me to put on hangers and get into everyone's closet so I am off.

Posted By Melanie @ 3:24 PM (1) comments |
Friday, April 07, 2006

Thursday/Friday Thirteen

I realize it is Friday, but I haven't done one of these in awhile....and I just got out of the shower.....

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Things about Melanie

13 Reasons Shaving Sucks while Pregnant

1. Anything out of your line of sight when you look down because it is blocked by your tummy should be forgotten until after delivery

2. Trying to reach down OVER the large basketball protusion now known as your stomach

3. If you are actually able to reach over your stomach, you are now experiencing pain in your back trying to hold this uncomfy position

4. Don't forget the heaping breaths you are taking because you are cutting off your air supply hunched over

5. And now I am light-headed at this point

6. Did I mention that I have just reached my knee with the razor after going through all of the above????

7.. Trying to reach below the knee with your razor is just not practical in the hunched over baby belly position

8. So now I am forced to squat near the floor in the shower to get the razor past my knee and down to my ankles

9. This demeaning animal-like position begins to hurt my legs

10. Then my feet start to cramp from the amount of weight being forced down onto them and shifting around to get all possible angles before the pins and needles start in my legs

11. Now I have to attempt to stand without losing my balance on the wet tile on legs that are tingling

12. And the process repeats for the other leg!

13. Ugh!!!! To go through it all yet again in just a a few days time......

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    Posted By Melanie @ 10:39 PM (1) comments |

    I know, I know....

    I am not doing very well keeping up things around here. I am trying to get motivated to come online again but hardly visit my Mommy sites I love! I have been missing my daily reads on everyone else's blog too! I am hoping to get back to things next week. Right now things are hectic - I can't be sitting still too long both because of third trimester discomforts and nesting instincts that have me ripping apart my home! I did get the kids' rooms primed and re-painted and the rugs cleaned. We bought new beds for the boys and got the rooms set up so all is ready in that corner of the house. Next will be cleaning my bedroom rug and the living room. Hopefully at Easter we will have everything done and ready.

    Next week the kiddos are off for Spring Break so that should be fun!!! *rolls eyes*

    And then another holiday... and then the countdown to the baby's arrival really begins!

    (now I need to go get some house stuff done just re-reading that!)

    Posted By Melanie @ 4:56 PM (1) comments |
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