12/31/08

Full Term Baby!

Today I am 37 weeks, which is full term, I cant believe how fast this pregnancy has been, when I did my first blog I had a shrimp size baby 3 inches long and weight about an ounce

and now today Abby is 6 1/3 pounds and 19 inches long.


I have been getting things ready, I have installed the car seat, washed her clothes folded and put them away, I have washed her blankets, car seat cover and anything else she might lay on or wear. I have packed her diaper bag, and my hospital bag is almost packed.

I went to the store yesterday and bought some super cute fabric to make a baby sling and a nursing cover. I was going to make them to day but I have been cleaning out the laundry room and posting things for sell on craigslist. I'll post pictures once they are made.

So I have a question for you all, when I get time I am going to make a poll to put on the side bar but for now my question is:

When will Abigail be born?

January 11th (full moon)
January 21st (due date)
January 26th (new moon)
Other?

Well I would love to type more but I am SO TIRED. I am not sure what dustun and I are doing tonight for new years eve, what are your plans and what are your resolutions?

12/28/08

The dryer ate my sock......

Well not really, but my washer did eat my blankets. Dustun and I were dog sitting for the last week and I wanted to wash all the Christmas toys, place mates, well I figured it wasn't very much to wash so I figured I would throw my blankets in the wash also to get all the dog hair off. when I opened the washer and this is what I found. It has taken me about on hour to babysit the dryer, and rinse the washer out. I had to stop the dryer every 10 minuted to clean the lint trap out, I was so afraid of a fire starting. Finally my washer is clean, my original load is clean, and the lint trap is clean out. wow what a process to wash a few things.



All the lint from the filter. I am still sneezing blue lint, lol




Bandit and Bella, just chilling on the couch.

12/27/08

thoughts on being pregnant

wow, I am a few days from being full term. It feels like just yesterday I found out I was pregnant. These months have flown by so fast. People are always asking me or Dustun so are you ready to get that baby out? I have a hard time answering that because I do want to meet her and hold her and kiss her, but I have really enjoyed my pregnancy, I feel very lucky to be able to be pregnant.
I have very little or no problems, my morning sickness was not fun, but it only last until about my 9th week, I have had very little heartburn, and when I do it is cause I just ate a heavy/spicy food right before bed, I pop a few tums or drink a little glass of milk and I am good to go. I haven't had to many Charley horses, and just lately my sciatic nerve acts up, but after some yoga stretching it goes away with in few hours, my feet have only gotten swollen if I have over worked them, and my back has only hurting if I have done to much, my weight and blood pressure and sugar have all been right where they need to be.
My only problems are I am always hungry, I make me something and I can't finish it, then a few hours later I am starving, Sometimes when I lay down my lungs feel as if they are collapsing so it makes me cough.
I have been able to keep to working, I have been able to sleep pretty good, and I can still work out, I take bandit for walks, granted everything I do I can do it. It my take me all day to do a small project but I can do it.
I have been in the nesting stage and feel as if I have so many things that I NEED to do so I go to bed then a few hours I wake up either due to needing to pee or eat (usually both) then I lay there for a few hours thinking oh I should clean this out, put this here, do this project, finish this scrapbook, make this for dinners, make my birth plan, vacuum the stairs, wash the sheets, do I have everything she needs, How will our lives change, will the house sell, when do we sell the house, where will we all be in 5 months here or there, what if we cant sell the house, is the car seat in correctly, will I know if I am in labor, I really need to sleep, aggggg, finally I pass out from exhaustion only to be woken up by Dustun's alarm and needing to pee and eat again.
I have "to do" list coming out of my ears, and I know that laying there in the middle of the night I cant do them and if I go to bed I can wake up and work on my list, but I just sit there and think about everything under the sun. I think that if I get the few big to do things of my list I can sleep, but then again I may find more tings to add to my list. what a cycle.

12/23/08

Christmas date on the riverwalk

We decided to go down to the river walk to see the beautiful Christmas lights they have, and so we could have a nice night out, it was kinda a Christmas present to each other.

The lights at the riverwalk.



We had a nice dinner out on the river walk, dustun had the Broiled Seafood Platter - Lemon pepper catfish fillet, shrimp and stuffed shrimp, stuffed crab, scallops and crab fingers with rice pilaf, so good, and I had the Seafood Salad - With shrimp, crab fingers, smoked salmon and jumbo lump crabmeat, man oh man it was so good the shrimp were so big, and the smoked salmon was stuffed with cream cheese and capers, it was so yummy!

The big Christmas tree in front of the Alamo, it was a teacher theme this year


We are so cute!


I had such a good night, I am looking forward to being able to take Abigail to see and experience all these things, but I know that it will be harder to do, so I am also enjoying the just Dustun and I time we have.
I love you Dustun!

12/22/08

Christmas 2008

Here are some pictures of some Christmas decoration around our house. I love Christmas!







12/18/08

12/12/08

my lovely necrotic dog and my tired husband

so many things are going through my head right now, I am having a hard time trying to figure out how to say what I want with it all making some scene, then i realize it is 2:30am and I have not slept and I have been upset/stressed/pissed for the last hour and half, so i figure what the heck if this post does not make scene that fine, it doesn't need to.

I have been trying to crate train my lovely necrotic dog, since the day I came home from vacation, (more on way I am doing that later) I have read and read and read on how to crate train your pet, both adult and puppy, it says it is possible to do, it may take days or months, apparently i am on the month route.

The first day I bring the crate home, i let him explore it I throw toys in there or treats, he goes in just fine, sometimes just his head sometimes his whole body, but he goes in, the next step put him in there, and shut the door, so i do that, i start out in small increments of time, over the days i have been building up, one day he was in there while i sewed cleaned and went about my normal day he was in there for 4 hours, never made a peep, (good dog)

Well wE cant leave him in the crate while we are gone, why? well because he is my lovely necrotic dog who try's to chew his way out, a few years ago when i tried this crate training thing he broke his tooth down to the root, well now he is chewing on the plastic, and making his mouth blood by cutting up his gum's, i came home from running errands gone maybe 1 1/2 hours, let him out, tell him to go potty, as he is jumping on me and I am ignoring him i see he has something all over his white beard, when he goes out side i lift the crate and find blood and chew marks, i am pissed and upset. What am i suppose to do? he goes in freely, he CAN stay in there with out whinnying, but apparently not while we are gone, so i say screw it i will not leave him the crate while we are gone.

So he doesn't seem to mind going or being in the kennel while we are home so lets put him in there to sleep at night, we feed him make him go potty, take him for walks, play with him to wear him out of energy before bed. Have him go in the crate for his treat, and cue the whinnying, some nights it is for about 2 minutes and some nights he whines for HOURS with out stop. last night he whined and whined dustun was getting so upset cause he needed to get up in 4 hours, Well i know i cant take him out while he is whinnying or else he'll think if i whine i am free, so i grab my robe, my pillow and my lovely necrotic dog and go out on the hallway floor to sleep, and what happens? bandit shuts up curls up and goes to bed, agggg why cant you do that two hours ago in the bedroom???

So tonight, he gose in his crate and whines and whines, dustun of course goes to bed no problem I am trying to tune him out all the while saying he'll stop any minute, well about 120 minutes pass nope not stopping, I get frustrated so i put the crate in the bathroom turn on the fan and climb back into bed, ha i think you though being 2 feet away and being able to smell and hear us was so terrible, now what do you think dog? cue the really loud whinnying, barking scratching, agggggg, i am never going to win. I go in to the bathroom sit on the floor I am still ignoring him, and what does he do? stops whining curls up and gos to bed, now at this point I am so frustrated i start crying saying to myself or to the dog I am not sure at this point, why why why? you go in and out, you can stay in there with out whining your as close as you can get to us in the bed room, what do i do put a night light in your crate, sleep with the lights on so you can see us? pull your voice box out? why are you so dumb? why cant you give in? why is this so hard?

Well here come the braxton hicks contractions and i start thinking crap, if i go into pre-term labor over this lovely neurotic dog I am going to be really pissed, so i try and clam myself down i tell myself well he has not whined for 30 minutes we have been the bathroom so i let him out, i go into the bedroom and spray my bed with relaxing mist and tell dustun if he wants to wait to meet his daughter rub my back to relax me.

Part two of why I am still up:

He rubs my back for all of 2 minutes, I am trying too vent to him basically everything i have written above and he get in his angry, tired voice that make me want to smack him around, i tell him i just need him to listen to me and to rub my back. I start to calm down a bit, and of course since i am up and have been for a while I realize i am starving, so i ask dustun to make me a peanut butter sandwich and small glass of chocolate milk to sooth my burning form heartburn throat, he gets up and is just grumbling saying, i am tired, and something, something, something, I just lay there saying don't get mad don't get mad, well he brings me the food and the liquid chocolate with a dash of milk in it and rolls over and goes to bed, he doesn't ask how am doing, or doesn't keep rubbing me, aggggg so i start rubbing my leg against his as if i am a cricket, he asks in his lovely voice, what do you have a cramp or something?, i calmly say no, i am just pretending your rubbing me, he says i did rub you, i say ok i cant sleep i am going down stairs. well for the last 40 or so minutes i have been down here, has he came down to check on me? or to ask what he can do? nope he needs to sleep he is tired, well my god so am I, I have been up tonight all night, and last night up until 2:00 and I am pregnant and exhausted, and Abigail is kicking so hard it cant sleep, my back hurts no matter how i trying laying and I have become the fire breathing dragon again, but I need to let him sleep, I can't disturb him.

I am upset at him cause i have told him stress can couse preterm labor, and he knows i am stressed and he seems to not care, he is tired, at this point i am so tired and the hormones are raging all i want to do is go upstairs and pick a fight, but i know how it will go down and so do you Amanda I guess you cant come get me if i call you you tonight.

So what do i do? well I will post this, and say ok i have vented I am done, then i will get on my knees and talk to my father in heaven and ask for his help then i will take some deep cleaning breaths, and then go upstairs in my nice warm bed and go to sleep, I will not stress about the dog, I will will not fight with Dustun And I will sleep like a baby.

12/11/08

Since I have been home

Ok So I posted all my blogs from our trip, finally.
I have been so slow because I have been on go mode since walking back through our Texas home doors. I have been working, going to a scentsy party, going to a relief society progressive Christmas dinner, unpacking our suite cases, work, child classes, laundry, cookie exchanges, work, doing my Christmas cards, work, visiting with neighbors, hanging things in Abigail room, washing folding, organizing all her clothes, work, making Christmas stockings for my vising teaching ladys and our home teacher, working on other craft projects and now today I have another child class, and tomorrow is the ward Christmas party, that I am helping set up.
I think my real first day of is this Saturday! I am so excited! The furnace is getting turned up, the hair is getting pulled back, no make up will be put on, and the eating glazed croissants and drinking hot chocolate and movie watching is going on! Oh happy day!

Park City

On November 16th, mom, dad, Amanda, Dustun and I all went for a drive up to Park city. We ate at a fun Mexican restaurant and walked around, we also stopped at the rocky mountain chocolate factory for a piece of candy. It wasa cold but beautiful day.

Other activitys

Some other things we did while were home were, go to Travis's foot ball banquet, Dustun went bird hunting with his mom and dad, Bergen made the best salmon dinner, went to craft fairs, drove around, had Sunday dinner with Aunt Mino, Neil and Kami and mom and dad, took Travis to the airport at 5:00 am so he could go to Washington DC. Had and early morning breakfast with mom and dad. Watched movies on the couch with mom. Went to lunch with Larsen, Dustun went to Larsen house to watch/ play on the TV, Listen to dad play the guitar and sing, Played Frisbee with Babs the flying dog. I know the time we spend went by super fast, but I enjoyed everyday!
I cant wait till we are closer so we don't have to "cram" so much in.

Date day and night!

Dustun and I had a date we went to see the movie Bolt on Nov. 28, it was so cute we were able to see it in 3-d at the mega-plex.
Later that night, we had a fun double date, we went with this very fun, and funny couple my mom and dad. We all bundled up and headed down for the opening of the Christmas lights at temple square, I love going to look at the lights it is so beautiful, we were also able to take a horse drawn carriage ride around.
I wish we were are able to see and do more but, with dad needing to work so late and the lights turning off at 10:00 we didn't get to stay very late, but it was worth the trip and a very fun double date!

Thanksgiving

This years Thanksgiving was so much better then last years, for one Dustun was with me, we were with all of our family's, and Doug is better this year then last year.
We were lucky enough to have two thanksgivings, we had the first one at my aunt Susie's house, then we went to mom and dad for our second dinner!
Of course we ate turkey, ham, potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuffing, cheese ball, veggies, and many other munchies.

This year I am thankful fro many things, I am thankful for Dustun, Abigail, and all of my family. I love everyone so much, and I am so happy to have been able to spend this day with you.

vacation on vacation

I wanted to surprise Dustun with a little romantic getaway from our vacation, so I asked mom if she had enough credits for a night stay at the Bear lake condos. So we got it all booked and set up, I got all the food ready and made him a cute invitation to join me! So on the morning of November 25th, I handed him the envelope with the invitation. We got ready and off we went.
We stopped and La Beaus to eat the best burgers and fries ever, we checked into the condo and once we were inside we opened all the doors and cupboards and turned on the fireplace and furnace, we even did a load of laundry just cause we could!
For dinner we made steak out on the grill and we had potatoes and sprinkling cider. The food was so good! The next morning I woke up ans started making breakfast, I made bacon and eggs and toast and of course more cider.
Once we checked out, we took the long way home, as were driving I saw two moose I made dustun flip around so I could get a picture. They were so close to us and they were big and beautiful.
It was a much needed time away for just us. Thanks mom for letting us use some credits!

Grandma is 83!

My beautiful, sweet, grandma Bartschi turned 83 years young on November 22 2008.
I am so happy to have all my grandparents around, and I was so happy to be able to celebrate her birthday with her this year. All her daughters and a few of the grand and great-grandkids were able to come to olive garden to eat and laugh and wish her a happy birthday.

Twilight movie night!

On November 22, Amanda, Julie and I, all went to see the movie twilight. I was so excited to see it with my friend and sister, we went to the mega-plex in Ogden so our seats were all ready bought and reserved, so no need to get there super early.
Before we went to the movie, all of us, the boys and kids and us, went to the pizza factory to eat some pizza, and the biggest bread sticks ever! It was so nice to get together with some friends of ours from Texas, I wish I had more time to hang out and do more things with my friends, but like I said this trip just like they always do turn into a whirl winds, and before you know it your back home and saying wow what just happened?!

So the movie was good, I have seen it twice now, I went with Amanda and mom an another night. I enjoyed the movie, but I enjoyed watching all the different type of people coming to see the movie you saw tweens, and really old lady's like 80 years old, and some lady's just got out of the movie and were back for the second time in row. I am excited to see the second one, maybe I'll be back home again to watch it with my friends and family again!

Spudnut and bowling day!

On November 18th, we (mom and I) decided we would make spudnuts, I have only had them once, and neither one of us have ever made them before. So we got Grandma Price's recipe and went to work (key word work) we started at 11 am and was about done by 7:30 pm. My grandma was a lunch lady so the recipe she had she cut it in half, so our recipes only made 200 spudnuts! It takes so long because you have to mix, then rise, then punch down then rise until it has doubled in size them you roll it out and cut the spudnut out, then you wait fort them to double in size then you fry then up and then ice them. Mom and I did the mixing and raising and dustun and I did the frying and icing. It was so much fun but I will never do them by myself!

A Spudnut is a potato flour donut, a folk recipe that traces back to Germany.The term spudnut, referring to the potato in the donut recipe ("spud" nuts). Originally made with mashed potatoes.


This day Dustun, Travis and I all went to the bowling alley, this has been a fun tradition that we have always done since we moved and come back to visit. I was afraid of pulling a muscle throwing the ball, so I asked for the kiddy ramp, so all I did was put the ball on top of the slide and push it down gravity did the rest of the work for me.

12/2/08

still here.

I am still here, I have been on vaction for the last little bit, so I have been slow on posting anything. Once I get home and get a minute, then I will post so many enterys your going to wish I would go awaya again!
Hope you you all have had a great few weeks, and great thanksgiving! Are you getting ready for Christmas?

11/23/08

Baby shower

On November 15th was my baby shower, I had so much fun. I had all my family there and a few friends, I had when i lived in California and in Texas. We talked, laughed, and ate. It was so much fun, I never thought this day would be here for me.
Well Abigail got very spoiled already, she got so many cute things, outfits, blankets, accessories, and toys, lets just say I wish I could wear some of these things!
I want to thank all of you who came out to show your love and support, I really appreciate it. And thank you again for all the many lovely things you gave.
I wish I could have spent more time with you all, but just like that day, the rest of my vacation was a whirl wind!

11/13/08

Dresses

I have been wanting to make some dresses for our Abby bug, so I went and bought some different patterns and all the fabric, lace, buttons and zippers that I needed. well I have had all that for a few months, I do not understand how to put the pattern together, I get frustrated so I fold it back up and put it away then I pull it out again thinking maybe today I'll know what I should do, nope. Well I have a very lovely lady in my ward that is helping me, she is going to be doing the dresses for me, lets just say I don't think I'll be buying any more patterns.

Well I was going through some remnants of fabric and decided to make up my own pattern I looked on line got a few ideas then I altered them just a bit. I made 3 dresses. they look cute. I am going to keep messing with the pattern to make the dresses a bit different form the other.



11/11/08

Veterans Day 11/11/08

I want to thank all the men and women who have and who are currently serving in the military. We all appreciate all of your hard work, dedication and sacrifice you have done.



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11/10/08

ob apt 29+5

Today I had my OB apt. everything is looking good, her heart beat was in the 140's, and my fundal height is measuring at 30 weeks. My blood pressure is good and my weight gain is right on track. So I am very happy, I also got my results back form my glucose test, I passed it so that means I don't have to go in and have the 3 hour test done and that means no medication! I did get a prescription of heartburn medicine, there are some nights it is bad, but it is manageable, but I figure I would rather have the medication and not need it then not have and need it.

Today we were able to view the birthing suites, they are actually pretty nice, we also watch a birthing video, it was acutely an animated one, so nothing to gross, but the lady next to me looked ad if she was going to pass out, her eyes were huge, I patted her on the shoulder and said, "are you ready for that?" she looked at me and just shook her head no, I laughed and said well your about 7 months to late, so get ready.

I feel Abigail moving all the time. We have had 3 ultrasounds they have been trying to get a picture of her face, but she has her face into my back, I have tried sugar, caffeine, and food, they have had me basically upside down and on my side but she stays laying with her bum up, she is already stubborn, the ultrasound tech said she must like the sound of my Vena Cava. I am getting so excited to see her.


After my apt I went and got dustun from work and we had lunch and the chow hall, it was really good.

So far today has been a pretty good day!

11/8/08

EQ camping trip.

This weekend we had the elders quarm (sp?) camp out, we went a to the Garner state park. It was so much fun, I wanted to go camping one last time this season, and to go with some freinds from church made it even more fun.
Here are some high lights of out trip.

We get up to our campsite and have no idea who the reservation is under, after naming about 5 different people we found the reservation and we get our campsite. We set up our tent amazing with no problems and no grumbling on either one our parts. I go to set up the bed, and apparently I grabbed the wrong air mattress, instead of the queen I grabbed the twin, so two adults one pregnant have to try and share a small bed for the night, that was amazing, lets just say we stayed pretty toasty curled up with each other, I mean it was cold (34 degrees). we slept in two pairs of pants, two shirts, a sweater and two socks, lets just say having many layers on hinders your movements, add that to all ready having a giant ball in your belly trying to get your shoes on so you can go pee in the middle of the freezing night gives you a huge charily horse. Under the circumstances I slept pretty good.

We were all on our own for dinner, our camp buddies made hobo dinners I had made lemon chicken and pasta salad earlier that day so we had a very good cold dinner! then we made s'mores, man those things are so good!

For breakfast we all ate together we had pancakes and bacon, juice and of course hot chocolate. we all sat around eating by the campfire talking about how we all tried to stay warm.

After breakfast we cleaned up our campsite on we went on our merry way of exploring, it took us an hour and half to get to the campsite and it took us about 5 hours to get home, we like driving around and exploring. We stopped at this one little town and went to go into this kinda cool looking antique store, well we walked in and and giggled it was a cross between a pawn shop, thrift store, DI drop off, and antiques. it was funny. well on our way out I see a little flyer that says craft fair, she tells us were to go, I was so excited. so we drive to it and get out we walk in and the things I see and smell make me want to stop in my tracks (not in a good way) but since all the nice old ladies who made these "lovely" crafts are eagerly waiting to sell something we politely walk around the 5 tables with two things on them, then we leave, we start laughing the second we get in the car, dustun kept saying he was sorry I kept saying don't worry about it the craft fair was lame but so worth going to.

We continue our road trip, it was so pretty I acutely was able to see fall colors on the trees it was amazing. We pulled off the side of the road and had the rest of our dinner from last night and enjoyed the quiet breeze.

We also saw this tiny deer with the biggest antlers, it was amazing we kept trying to get closer but it kept going away from us.

We had so much fun, and enjoyed every minute of the day.

Enjoy some pictures of our day!

11/5/08

Cheesecake Factory Pumpkin Cheesecake


I made this today, and Dustun and I just ate some,it is very good, dustun even liked it and he HATES pumpkin pie. I am going to be adding this to my fall recipes, and I am going to be making it for thanksgiving this year!

Cheesecake Factory Pumpkin Cheesecake

Crust:
1−1/2 cups graham crumbs
5 Tbsp. butter, melted
1 Tbsp. sugar

Filling:
3 − 8oz. pkgs. cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup canned pumpkin
3 eggs
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. allspice
Whipped Cream

Mix crust ingredients together, just till coated and crumbly. Press onto the bottom and 2/3 up the sides of an 8" springform pan. Bake for 5 mins. at 350. Set aside. Combine cheese, sugar and vanilla in large bowl, mix until smooth with an electric mixer. add pumpkin eggs,and spices, beat till smooth and creamy. Pour into the crust. Bake for 60−70 mins.or till the top turns a bit darker. Remove from oven and allow to come to room temperature, then refrigerate. After it has thoroughly chilled, remove the pan sides and cut.
Serve with whipped cream. and caramel sauce. I also had some extra crumbs from the crust so I just sprinkled them on top.

11/4/08

Gross content, read at your own risk.

Ok so before I begin let me throw out another warning, this post is full of bodily functions of the lovely flu, so read at your own risk, and you may not want to be eating. Also this post may be in random order, but whatever.

I have never really had the flu, but I know when I do get it I hate it.
I had the laparoscopy nissan surgery a few years ago, and I have not really thrown up since then.
Even in my morning sickness days the only 3 times I did throw up was because I was so hungry and ate so fast that it did a bounce back so it never really hurt to throw up.
I did get a flu shot this year.

I went babysitting on Wednesday and Cody was throwing up, so here I was trying to comfort a sick child, and help him puke up nothing. I didn't know what to do, so I call mom at 8:00 am her time and ask her for motherly advise. All I have to say is I am very thankful that I didn't have to clean up anything, it was all spit and bile, pretty much the same thing I can clean up from bandit.

Enter Friday, I was sitting here and I didn't feel very well so I went to the bathroom did my business and still felt like crap, so I told Dustun I was going to go lay down for a bit, I passed out asleep. Soon I woke up and yelled for dustun, I need a barf bucket, so he come in hands me a empty tote, and then I start throwing up, He was there trying not to breath in, pushing my bangs back and rubbing my back, Can I say if you have dairy in your stomach then you get sick, it is the worst hings to throw up, I literally thought I was going to die from a blocked throat because of it. usually for me once I get the first upchuck out of the way I feel better, well not so much, I passed out asleep again, only to be awakened by the evil flu monster.
I was in bed from 2 in the afternoon until 8:00 am then next day, The whole night I was running to the bathroom to have a BM or to throw up, I was trying my best to get hydrated, because I really didn't want to go to Labor and delivery.

Well I ended up going anyways. I was telling dustun about the amount of times and color and the consistency of everything, he was with up until I said it was my last BM was black, he goggled then handed me the phone and said call labor and delivery, I told them and she said, oh black is not good, come in now. (Crap) So I try to wash my face and try to brush my teeth and try to get dressed, but everything is so hard to do, I am hungry, Abigail is kicking me, I hurt and I tore a muscle. I was a mess.

We get to labor and delivery, they watch her heart beat for 30 min, she is good, and I am having no contractions, they make sure no amniotic fluids are leaking, my hydration level is good, they take my blood and do and bum examination to see if I still have black stool.

Black stool-Black, tarry stools with a foul odor can be the result of eating certain foods, taking iron supplements, or possibly from internal bleeding. If the black color is from blood, it is known as "melena." The dark color indicates that the blood has been in the body for some time, and is coming from higher up in the gastrointestinal tract.

Knowing that it could be from blood and I have not thrown up since my surgery I was nervous, but not as much as Dustun, since he sees NICU babies everyday, he was so scared that they were going to have to take her out and to some repair surgery on me. I stayed pretty calmed, after all if the damage is done worrying is not going to do anything but raise my blood pressure which puts pressure on Abby.

We wait for all the test to come back, so they can either tell us to go or stay. (poor dustun has been up since 2:00pm in the afternoon on Friday it is now 11:00am Saturday. We finally get home at 3:00pm dustun has to wake up at 4:30pm to work, until 7:00 am Sunday morning. so he had a total of 1 1/2 hours of sleep in 48 hours. Did I mention that I love you, thanks for everything.)

Well all the test came back normal, no blood which is good, so why was my stool black? well after being there and tested on the nurse said maybe the pepto bismol did it? I guess it must have been it, although it was in my system not even a half hour before it was back up in my empty tote. I wish she would have said that when I called her I would have went in if I had another black BM or if my throw up was bloody. Oh well peace of mind, and note to self don't take pepto anymore.

I feel better today, all though my back is killing me and my torn/pulled muscle hurts and I feel as if I have done a million sit ups.

I hope I don't get the flu bug again.

11/3/08

You can vote however you like.

Here is a video of an interview with the kids, I feel if we all learned something from these kids the world would be better.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEKNAZbn9p0

Here are the lyrics:


Obama on the left
McCain on the right
We can talk politics all night
And you can vote however you like
You can vote however you like, yeah

Democratic left
Republican right
November 4th we decide
And you can vote however you like
You can vote however you like, yeah

(McCain supporters)
McCain's the best candidate
With Palin as his running mate
They'll fight for gun rights, pro life,
The conservative right
Our future is bright
Better economy in site
And all the world will feel our military might

(Obama supporters)
But McCain and Bush are real close right
They vote alike and keep it tight
Obama's new, he's younger too
The Middle Class he will help you
He'll bring a change, he's got the brains
McCain and Bush are just the same
You are to blame, Iraq's a shame
Four more years would be insane

Lower your Taxes - you know Obama Won't
PROTECT THE LOWER CLASS - You know McCain won't!
Have enough experience — you know that they don't
STOP GLOBAL WARMING — you know that you won't

I want Obama
FORGET OBAMA
Stick with McCain and you're going to have some drama
We need it
HE'LL BRING IT
He'll be it
YOU'LL SEE IT
We'll do it
GET TO IT
Let's move it
DO IT!

Obama on the left
McCain on the right
We can talk politics all night
And you can vote however you like
You can vote however you like, yeah

Democratic left
Republican right
November 4th we decide
And you can vote however you like, I said
You can vote however you like, yeah

I'm talking big pipe lines, and low gas prices
Below $2.
00 that would be nice

But to do it right we gotta start today
Finding renewable ways that are here to stay

I want Obama
FORGET OBAMA,
Stick wit McCain you gone have some drama
MORE WAR IN IRAQ
Iran he will attack
CAN'T BRING OUR TROOPS BACK
We gotta vote Barack!

Obama on the left
McCain on the right
We can talk politics all night
And you can vote however you like, I said
You can vote however you like, yeah

Democratic left
Republican right
November 4th we decide
And you can vote however you like, I said
You can vote however you like, yeah




Remember to vote tomorrow, It is our future, we need to help choose our leaders, and remember we also need to know both sides, cause someone is going to win.



You can vote however you like.




10/28/08

Oh Pancakes!

I'm just going to rant a little so bear with me on this.

I realize I'm a little finicky when it comes to making things or things in general. I don't know why. Crystal says that I like things to be perfect or finished at least. Like with the Rubik's Cube. I fumbled with that thing for months trying to figure it out until I did. How about the Malt-O-Meal that I only seem to get right once in awhile? Well that brings me to tonight's event: Pancakes. I've made'em before? Sure. First time I made pancakes that I can remember was back when I lived in California. My friend J.T. and I made ourselves and his mom breakfast. We made the pancakes basically from his memory. Yeah...they were raw in the middle. Either we poured them too thick or it was the batter. I don't know. I know we didn't get sick though, so that's good. I think perhaps this is why I got so upset at myself tonight.

You see I was sitting upstairs on this very computer just listening to random music and reading stuff on the internet. Crystal says from downstairs that she's hungry. I asked her what she wanted to which she replied "pancakes". So off I went to the kitchen to make her a nice batch of pancakes. Here's where things went wrong...to me. I saw the mix powder was just barely enough to use without opening a whole new one. No big deal. Then I went to measure the milk. Oh no! The one I like to use for liquids...actually our only one that has liquid measurements was used last night to make cupcakes. No big deal, it just was used to measure a little oil, which I was going to measure anyway. So I measured the milk. Then comes the oil. What's this? The liquid measurer only had 6tsp as a minimum and my mix needs 2. Ugh?! So I went ahead and grabbed out what I thought was a 1/4 tsp measure "cup". It was so tiny! I measured out 1 "tsp" and then realized something...it said 1/4 Tsp. DOH! So I did a quick test to a dirty 1 tsp measurer and saw it sorta evened out a little over 1 tsp with 4 of the 1/4 Tsp. Ok so it might need more oil...or not? So I decided to not add anymore. I was starting to get a little frustrated though. That was, until the egg. I grabbed out an egg from the fridge and cracked it into a clear glass cup to check for shell pieces. I grabbed out a few pieces that I saw and was about to pour it in when I saw these little tiny things floating in the egg. Were they egg shell bits? I have no idea but they sure did get me ruffled up. So I attempted to pour the egg without those bits into the mix as I didn't want to waste an egg. Then I got all frustrated cause I saw some go into the mix and started yelling about the shell bits. I was mad at this point. I cracked another egg into a new glass and it was a clean break unlike the first egg where I had to tap it a few times. What did I see? More tiny little things...I was like UGUUU!HHHGHHHGHHAHHHHH!!!!! I poured just a little of the clear egg part into the batter to counter how much off the last egg I didn't put in. I was lost at this point. I don't know for the life of me why this all ruffled me up but it did. I already had the pancakes poured by the time Crystal came in the kitchen wanting to take charge of the project. I ended up being stubborn as a mountain and finished cooking the pancakes. She went upstairs not wanting to deal with me. I left the pancakes out to cool when I was done baking them and went upstairs. Crystal later tossed'em and made a bowl of cereal.

So what did we get out of the end off all this? A whole lot of empty stomach, a happy garbage, a bucket load of hurt feelings.

I'm sorry about the whole thing. Part of the reason why I posted this. I feel like such a mule. I don't mean to be mad at myself about things that I do. I can't help it when things turn sour on something and so do I. I'm going to try my best though. I guess in the end...it's what I need to remember? One can only try their best, they can't be the best. That'd be God.

Love you honey.

- D

10/27/08

Trunk or treat? maybe not....

So this weekend we had the annual trunk or treat and chili cook off. Dustun and I decided we would go, I had asked many adults if they were dressing up and they said yes. So dustun and I got in our costumes, he dressed up as a pirate, and I put my Pumpkin on. I was so excited to go eat chili, help with doing some games and talking to people, and of course checking out all the cute costumes. Well as we pull up we see no adults dressed up, only children, we already felt out of place since we do not have our little bug with us, so I sat there and thought about it, then I said never mind lets go home, I could tell Dustun felt bad for me, I was so excited to go. So on the way home I remembered Papa Murphys was doing their pumpkin shaped pizza, so we went and got the pizza, and watched a scary movie, so had our own little Halloween weekend.