Ahhhh....the weekend!

Another busy week and lots to blog about. Monday was my 15 week visit with the Dr. I went in hoping for a "freebie" U/S. You know the one that they aren't supposed to do, but will do, if you know someone. But I refused to ask Dr. Beatty because I didn't want to impose on other's appointments but I really wanted to. Mike actually got to go with me and had reminded a million times on the way that the Steelers were playing that night 7:30. Anyway, my appt. was at 4:00 but we got there at 3:30. We walked into a packed waiting room but that wasn't unusual; it was always crowded late in the day. We waited a while and by 4:30 Mike and Arden were getting restless. I don't know who was worse, but they both let me know how long we had been sitting there. I explained to them that there had probably been an unexpected delivery and messed up the whole schedule, but that really didn't work. Finally I got called back about 5:30 and was the last patient in the waiting room. I went in, did all the vitals and the nurse took me to a room and we listened to the HB (158 bpm). I was so glad to hear that because I didn't start feeling any movement until yesterday, so I had no way of knowing if everything was "good". A little later Dr. Beatty came in and asked if everything was ok and then said, "I bet you could get a little sneak peak since you are the last one here." I was soooo thrilled and just knew that I was going to leave that office and know what we were having. So off I go to the water fountain and begin chugging down cups of water. I looked into Craig's room and the door was closed. So I assumed that he was still with a patient. After a couple of minutes of waiting and a few more of Mike telling me we weren't going to make it home for the game, I decided to knock on the door. No answer. He had already gone home.:( Not that I blame him because it was almost 6:00, but I was sad! We head home and make it just in time to see that the game had been postponed because of lightning. So now I have to wait until the 20th of December to find out. I am going to try to keep it a secret from my family until Christmas Day, but it is going to be hard. Do you guys have any fun ideas for the "big reveal?" I have a couple, but I am still open for suggestions!

BTW, the Steelers won the game 3-0. A nail biter I tell ya!


Wanna Dance???

Ok, I am so loving this little Holiday Funny. I saw it on my friend, Steph's, blog and couldn't resist. Click here to see it for yours"ELF"!!


Giving Many Thanks...

Tonight I am sitting in my recliner with Roxy...just doing NOTHING! Foxy is hobbling around, Arden is playing upstairs on the other computer and I am just relaxing looking at my Christmas tree. I am so glad that I got that over with this weekend. I love putting it up, but hate the mess afterwards.
This week everyone has been posting what they are thankful for and, today, I am feeling really thankful. (either that or it is pregnancy hormones and I am just weepy) I have so many things to be thankful for in my life, that a list seems almost inappropriate but I guess it is the only logical way to do it.

1.My Savior
2.My family (Each and everyone of them has a special place in my life.)
3.My friends, especially Carrie.
4.My dogs (Foxy especially because she has been through so much)
5.My job
6.My health
7.My cell phone
8.My computer
9.An easy pregnancy...not sick ONCE with either one.
10.Listening to Arden read to me each night. That is such a blessing because it comes so easily for her and I see so many of my students struggle.
11.Plastic Surgery...I will have a tummy tuck after this baby gets here!
12.My SUV being equipped with On Star...Foxy has locked me out two times in 6 months. If you want to know how/why...just ask.
13.Court TV
14.Cracker Cuts Cheese slices...these are the bomb!!
15.MY ELECTRIC BLANKET!!! Thanks mom!


My first Ultrasound pic...

This was done on October 22nd at 10 weeks 1 day. And if you read the next couple of post, you will understand why I am just now getting it posted! I know that the quality isn't very good and he/she was just a little blob but I still wanted to share. Any bets on if it's a boy or girl??? I may do a poll later on. I should know the sex before Christmas, so I may wait a little while.

Just a few random pix of things we've been doing!

Tacky Day last week at school!

Medusa and Athena on Halloween

Arden was voted Queen for her Kindergarten Class. This is a pix of her before she was introduced at the Fall Festival.

Whew...it has been crazy at our house!

Ok again, it has been a long time since I posted anything new and again it is only because I have had NO FREE TIME!!!! I guess I need to back up a little bit from the last post and tell you what happened to Foxy on Monday, October 22nd. Arden and I were getting read for bed around 8:00 and just as we do every night, we took Foxy and Roxy out to do their business. They both usually do it and come right back in. But for some reason on this night, Roxy wasn't cooperating. She was wondering around the yard sniffing and snooping, but not peeing. So to help her along, I began negotiating with her! Begging her to hurry up and finish, so I could go to bed. In the mean time, Foxy, whom always runs out of the house barking at NOTHING, was as usual, barking at nothing. She runs to the edge of the yard and barks her head off at the dogs across the road that she cannot see!!! It was dark and I was preoccupied with Roxy and I didn't realize that Foxy was ON HWY 70, which everyone knows is like the Indy 500 all day, everyday! The next thing I hear is a loud smack and Foxy yelping her head off. This is where panic set in and Arden began crying, because she knew what had happened. I prayed at that moment that if Foxy were hurt severely, that she wouldn't get up because I couldn't stand to see her suffer. But to my surprise, she came running toward the house. I couldn't believe it! This little Pomeranian had somehow survived getting hit by a car going at least 65 MPH. When I got to her she actually looked as though there were no injuries. Then she turned around and I saw the side that the car hit and I about lost it. I will spare you the details, but it was BAD!!! I ran in the house and got a towel to wrap her in and was trying to keep it together so Arden wouldn't realize how badly she was hurt. Mike was at work and I couldn't get in touch with my vet in McMinnville. By this time, I am sure she is going to die in my arms, so I called my neighbor Jerry and he came down to help me. I called Bridgestone to get in touch with Mike. That in itself took an act of congress, even after I told the guy that it was an emergency. All of my wonderful neighbors came to side. Some came to keep Arden calm, others came to keep me calm and to check on our precious Foxy. Mike got home around 9:00 and was completely devastated because he, like me, thought she was going to die. I got in touch with Dr. Tate in Woodbury and he agreed to see her. I was sooo relieved. Mike took her down and I was prepared for the worst! Arden and I stayed here, cried, and tried to keep our hopes up. Then the phone rang and it was Mike. He said that Dr. Tate was certain she was going to be ok but would need surgery and would have to stay with him for a while. We were so happy! She stayed for a total of 9 nights but is now recovering at home with us!! And for those of you who are wondering, she DOESN'T go out of the house without us or a leash!!!