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Monday, September 27, 2010

Feeling Whiny!

Hi Again All!

I'm really sorry, but I'm feeling really whiny and I don't really have anybody to piss and moan to other than those of you here in the blogosphere! So, again very sorry, but just go with it for a few minutes!

First, pregnancy gripes! When I was pregnant with Daemon (Boo, he goes by his nickname, which is Boo), it was really a very easy pregnancy...I was only moderately sick from about week 8 to week 12...and I only lost about 3 pounds and I didn't really have all the other crap that usually comes with being pregnant! And I only had some heartburn...

Well, this time, pregnancy has been COMPLETELY different!! And I understand that every pregnancy is different and a unique experience every time, but a little bit of similarity would be nice other than every time it ends with a baby being born...

This time, I was sick 24/7 from about week 7 to week 16...I ended up losing between 10 and 11 pounds. And it took several weeks to gain that weight back...and I haven't really gained much above what I weighed when I was first pregnant...

Now I'm to the point in the pregnancy when it's just uncomfortable to move, or sit or lay down...just uncomfortable...And I also have heartburn a little too often for my liking, I've started carrying a bottle of Tums with me everywhere I go! And I keep a bag of peppermint candy in the car when I can't get to the Tums...Oh! And I forgot the best part of this...Little Miss likes to make me eat spicy food...nice hot salsa and such...but then the kicker is that all that spicy food gives me killer heartburn, and the more I try to resist the spicy food craving, the more I want to eat!! Yet another no win situation...She's also up really high thus making it difficult to breathe quite often! Long story short, this has not been a particularly fun pregnancy!

And finally, I'm getting tired of picking up after people all day long! I am working on it with Boo...he's getting better, if I phrase it as "Boo get it!" then sometimes he will pick up his toys or whatever, but he's two, so I can't really expect a whole lot! I think most of this is just that I'm just generally tired, and lonely and wishing I had the ability to just hop on a private jet whenever I wanted so I could go and see my friends! Don't get me wrong, I've met some really cool people since we've been here, but it's still hard to pick up and move and try to make friends and find your way around simultaneously...

So, yeah, sorry about that little whine-fest I just needed to get that out! Hoping the next time won't be such a downer!

Anyway, I hope everyone is doing well! TTFN! Ta Ta For Now!

--MS:)--

Friday, September 10, 2010

Randomness

Hi again from Reno!!

This is going to be a nice scatter brained post of just some randomness that has been swimming around in my head!!

First, awesomeness around Reno! Today I decided I should finally get on the ball and try to find an OB so that I don't just have to go into the woods somewhere and bite down on a branch when this baby comes! I know I wouldn't have had to, but I also didn't want to be at the mercy of whatever random resident happened to be on call at the hospital! Anyway, so I called the doctor's office and they needed my records from my previous doctor and wanted to know if I had a preference as to what doctor takes me on as a patient...so I decided it would be faster (ended up not so much faster) and cheaper (that part worked out) to just take my packet of medical records up to the office. Well, the office is in Downtown Reno, so I got to see the "Reno: The biggest little city..." sign! Very exciting! Also, I drove by this antique shop called "Somewhere in Time". I love that movie so I thought it was a really neat name for an antique shop! Then I saw the most awesome name for a bar and grill not far from the river in Downtown Reno! It was called "Amendment 21"! AWESOME!! For those of you who don't know, we're going to have a quick US Constitution lesson...the 21st Amendment was the one that repealed prohibition, thus allowing for a place like "Amendment 21" to even exist today! And the final bit of Reno awesomeness for the day, I saw a guy hauling gear for the "Great Reno Balloon Races". I just thought it was cool, and maybe I've seen "The Wizard of Oz" a couple too many times, but I don't even understand how you would race hot air balloons...

Now on to less awesome stuff about Reno...first of all there is currently massive amounts of road construction going on, thus making it difficult to get places in a reasonable amount of time in some parts of the city! And if I weren't so freaked out by just driving around and exploring, it probably wouldn't be such a big deal...sadly, I have this totally irrational fear that I will get lost and never be able to find my way back!

So, like I said before, I dropped off my medical records to the doctor's office I would like to start going to...by the way, I have an appointment with one of the doctor's next Wednesday! And I decided to mention that I am interested in at least attempting a VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean, get it?! It's an acronym!) and the girl at the front desk of a practice called "OBGYN Associates" didn't know what "VBAC" was short for...so either she just answers phones and just doesn't concern herself with real patient relations, OR Nevada doctors just don't do very many VBAC procedures...I can't tell which!

Next, I was at Babies R Us yesterday just kind of looking at what my options were as far as a double stroller...and once I was done looking at all of that stuff, I found myself wandering around the "after pregnancy" aisle...nursing pads and whatnot...and I happened to see this thing that you wrap around your hips to bring them back to their pre-baby postition...and here's the thing that made me decide that it is a stupid product...it's this one kind that has been designed by Dennis Quaid's wife...and yes Dennis Quaid and his wife have twins...but he's the kicker, SHE didn't CARRY or BIRTH those babies!! She has NO IDEA the kind of changes your body undergoes when pregnant and after birth!! I might be convinced to buy a product like that from a person like Michelle Duggar or even Heidi Klum, but not some chick who has never been pregnant!! As far as I'm concerned that ranks right up there with a man giving me nursing advice!!

And finally, I was looking at my latest issue of People Magazine, yes I read it and I like it!! And on the cover is this teen couple who was on that show "Teen Mom" on MTV, and they made the very mature decision to place their baby for adoption. The headline on the cover was "We miss our baby". Now, call me crazy, I'm pretty sure you'd have to have ice water running in your veins to NOT miss a child that you carried and got to know over the course of a pregnancy and then give it to another family! I just thought it was a stupid headline...of course they miss their baby! It's only natural!

Alright, hopefully my next post won't be so very random! I hope everyone is doing well! TTFN! Ta Ta For Now!!

--MS:)--

Thursday, September 2, 2010

New Chapter, same book!

HOLY COW!! It's been a long, long time! Seven whole months!! Okay, let's play a little game of catch up!

For starters, Daemon is going to be a big brother! This December, we're expecting a little girl, her name is still to be determined! That is simply because we named Daemon before he was even born and it took me a good two weeks or so to be convinced that his name was in fact Daemon...but then he got a nickname and now he still doesn't look like his name is Daemon, he looks like "Boo"! I don't think there is a win in this one for me!

After the news that we are expanding our little family unit, it was a pretty slow spring and early summer...I had to give up running for the most part, now the only running I do is after Boo when he tries to be all independent! Also, with this pregnancy, this little girl apparently thought that mommy needed to lose a few pounds! She made me SOOOO sick! I lost about 10 pounds, and it took a few weeks to gain it back and I have yet to gain much more! I look like I'm smuggling a basketball!

Later in the summer, Jason decided it was time for a change, career wise...and combined with some less than desirable political issues at his former employer, he dedicated himself to finding a new job. As of right now, he is working in a contract to hire position for a company called PerTrac. It is out of the gaming industry, and yet still in Nevada, I know, CRAZY!! He is dealing more with financial institutions now, in fact they have pretty regular meetings with their offices in New York and London.

Along with the new job, came a move of what could be considered epic proportions for a pregnant mommy with a two year old. Jason's new job is in Reno, NV...also known as "The biggest little city". It really is! It totally has the feel of a small town, what with all the open space in and around the city! By the way, not a super fun drive, Vegas to Reno...it's a whole lot of nothing...until you get to a little town called Fallon, which has a Wal-Mart AND corn fields!! People here are super polite and they drive less aggressively than I'm used to! Although that has helped as I have been trying to learn my way around this week! But, I have found Starbucks, Target, Wal-Mart and a few grocery stores, I might just be able to do this! Now, I just need to find a doctor!

One of the super cool things I've seen since being here, I was at Wal-Mart and I saw a whole bunch of hippie-type people and they all seemed to know each other and they were all stocking up on camping supplies so I figured it was either a hippie convention in Reno, or the apocalypse was coming soon and it was hitting in Reno! Jason had also taken notice of the large number of rented campers we had seen on our drive from Vegas...so finally I had had enough of wondering what the hell was going on and saw a couple checking stuff off of their list, so I walked up and asked what was up. In fact, what I actually said was, "There are a lot of people who look like they are going camping and you all seem to know each other, what's the deal?" They are all going to this festival called "Burning Man". For those of you not in the know, Burning Man is like a post-modern, techno, pagan Woodstock where they light this 45 foot guy on fire! It's out in the middle of the desert without any modern conveniences, hence the mass quantities of camping supplies! And I'm not exaggerating when I say MASS quantities, I saw people with 3 and 4 carts trailing behind them!

Anyway, that's about all, we're pulling the apartment together, we've got it just about unpacked...hopefully we'll get it all done by this weekend! We are really liking Reno, we LOVE the weather here, and like I said the people have been very polite, and it's much more laid back than Vegas, that might take a little getting used to! But I'm sure I'll manage!

Stay tuned for more updates from Reno! TTFN! Ta Ta For Now!

--MS:)--