Wednesday, September 09, 2009

The Joke Is On You

I know it probably hurt when your jaw hit the floor in seeing a post on this poor little neglected blog of mine.

I *do* want to start posting again. In fact, I want to start a new blog (I know, I can't believe I'm saying that either). But WHO KNOWS when that will happen. I certainly don't.

Because here's the thing... you know that post that magically showed up yesterday? Well, it really was magic. I wrote that post, oh, I don't know... a year ago? A little over a year ago? But I didn't want to post it yet (I don't remember why!), so I changed the date so that it wouldn't post anytime soon. Because I was going to get back to it in a couple of days. Or 365 days. Or 372... or however many days it was.

But I didn't.

But Blogger was on the ball and posted it for me anyway. Even though I never finished writing whatever it was I was going to say.

So um, yeah. Ha ha! The joke is on you... but... maybe it did work. Because it forced me to post today.

Never mind... apparently the joke was on me.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Dressing Up

The Dragon just approached me and asked for help with putting on a pair of clip-on earrings. As she looked in the mirror and smiled, she asked,

"Oh Mommy. Aren't these just so dan-tee?"

Yes, Dragon. They are quite dainty.

Friday, July 03, 2009

I Am Grateful For Insurance (last updated 7/4/09)

I am slowly making my way out from under the pile of medical bills. To make a long story short, I am very grateful for insurance.

But short stories are boring, so let's have some fun with this! How much did it cost to get Matthew here safe and sound? I'll be updating this post periodically as I slowly pay more bills, so be sure to check back!

I Owe
Blood Work (HCG)
Prenatal Survey (Blood Work)
Blood Work (GD Test)
Pathology (Chemical PAPP-A)
Radiology Service
Radiology Service
Nuchal Measurement
EKG Monitoring
EKG Monitoring
Pen Needles
Biophysical Profile
Labor & Delivery
Labor & Delivery
Labor & Delivery
Biophysical Profile
ER Services & Pulse Oximetry
CT Angiography
Chest X-ray
Extremity Study
Anesthesia Services
Pain Management Services

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Best Laid Plans

I tackled my desk today. Long story short, "the papers" are taking over my life. Whatever is left of my life, since little Matthew Jayden takes over most of it.

But I digress...

In this pile of paper was one piece of paper that Michael and I had jotted down "our plans" for the basement. It was the end of March at the time, and we knew that time was running out before the arrival of our baby, so we thought a time line might help us stay on track.

The plan:
Finish Sheet Rock - April 4th
Taping / Mudding - April 11th
Painting - April 18th
Carpet Installed - Week of April 20th

What happened:
April 7th: Matthew's Birth

... and nothing has been accomplished since!


In reality, many things have been accomplished. My Michael has been a very busy man! For one, he completed Matthew's nursery, and he has also planted our garden. In addition he has cooked many a meal, helped clean up around here, helped take care of Matthew, helped take care of the girls, and helped take care of me. This post IS NOT meant to be taken as nagging... Michael knows (or should know) that I am content with the progress of the basement. I just thought it was funny that we made this wonderful schedule just a few days before Matthew's birth... we had no idea what was in store for us!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

One Little Update

I'll keep it brief:

We are all alive and doing well (all things considered).

Matthew will be blessed next week.

7 more days of school.

The End.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Oh, HI!

I am still here. Life with a newborn is busy and good. I have started to edit the random posts I have started and saved but not posted, so hopefully over the next few days, his blog will be more-or-less "up to date" - including some long-awaited pictures.

I know, I know... I suck. I haven't even gotten his birth announcements printed, even though I designed the darn thing well over 2-months ago. So um, yeah.

Just know that all is well... I may be sleep-deprived, but I am still alive. And happy.

Thursday, April 09, 2009


Things have been really crazy here... so here are a few quick updates:

Matthew and I are still in the hospital. We might be released tomorrow. We might not. Hopefully we will find out earlier rather than later.

Wednesday was a complete fiasco as far as pain management was concerned. Basically my nurse neglected to give me any pain medications (because I didn't ask for them), nor did she mention that they were available to me. I was under the impression that I had been receiving them all along with the many, many other medications I was required to take, and it made sense, because, well, the pain wasn't that bad. But all of a sudden, everything hit the fan, and well... let's just say that Wednesday night through Thursday morning was NOT a good experience.

Today was much, much, better for pain management. But Matthew is looking a bit jaundiced, so he is spending quite a bit of time "working on his tan" under the pretty blue lights.

He has also been struggling with feeding recently. Mostly because he won't wake up which is probably because of the jaundice. It's a vicious cycle: Jaundice makes him sleepy. Being sleepy makes it hard for him to nurse. Not nursing means he doesn't get enough to eat. No food, makes the kidneys job harder, plus there's nothing to help "clean out the system." Can't clean out the system, more jaundice. Jaundice makes him sleepy... and so it goes.

So I now have a breast pump. When I am attached to it, I feel like a cow. It is very similar (LOL) to one of those automatic milking machines that cows use. I've used a manual breast pump before, and I like it. But this one is pretty darn impressive. It's pretty quiet, pretty fast, can pump single breast or dual, doesn't really hurt... and I bet it's pretty darn expensive. They told me that I have good insurance... um, I hope so! But if it helps me get my milk supply up and working well, then I guess it's worth it!

I'm going to try to feed Matthew one more time, then get another round of IV antibiotics at midnight, and then I am going to bed!

Sweet dreams!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Happy Birthday, Matthew!

Matthew has arrived!

Check out Matthew's Blog for a few small details. I will be adding more later.

What a surprise!

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