Saturday, August 16, 2008

Girl Scouts What's Next?

If you didn't know by now... I am a Girl Scout Troop Leader, Troop 1250. I run my troop out of the school that I work out of, C.S. 50. Usually, a troop in my council run from October- June. My troop seems to always have a hard time starting because of the powers that be at my job. We always manage to get our feet off the ground. Since last year we couldn't get enough girls to commit to camp we have a few extra fundraising dollars left. I am trying to find ideas on crafts to spend this money on. I can't just buy anything to has to go along with a Badge. I am running myself in circles. I still have time to get my thoughts together before the year starts.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Big Boy and 36 Weeks Pregnant.

I am still fighting the germs. I am drinking enough water so I don't dehydrate, but rest that's a negative. Everyday this week I've had an appointment to do something either for me or Big Al, mostly for little man. Some time ago I have notice that Big Al has been late on a lot of developmental milestones. Both physical and cognitive. But not late enough to cause alarm. Expect one, speech. So at the age of 2 my little man is not talking the 50 words he should be. So between evaluators, therapist and doctors, mommy is beat. I hope to get the best for my big boy.
As for Little Al, She is packing on the pounds and kicking for more room. One week until I am full term. YAY! I am done now, but it doesn't work that way. So besides the germs, my days are filled with heart burn, tums, rib kicks and restless night.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Me vs. The Germs

The germs have won. I have been fighting a cold since my visit to the hospital on Sunday. I can't seem to get my head on straight. Thank heavens for Big Bea's Grandma. She took care of Big Al while I was in a germ induced coma yesterday. I was able to sleep during the day. I actually had an ok night's sleep, too. I have to battle back and I must defeat these germs and reclaim my head back. Days when I am all sicky and germy, is when I miss my Marine even more. He is my caretaker and he knows everything that I need. He is the greatest thing that were walked into my life. (Big Bea and Big Al are the greatest things that I have

I am trying to keep up with my blogging. Can you tell? I am blogging when I am sick. BLAH!

Today's picture is of Big Bea and her cousins. It was taken last week when we visited Orchard Beach.

Monday, August 11, 2008

And Then He Turned Two...

Yesterday was my sweet Big Al's 2nd birthday. He really has no concept of birthdays. Yesterday just another day for him. However, He did notice that he was able to eat potato chips all willy nilly. My sister and her kids stopped by for a small party. I think the one person that was the most excited with Big Bea. Her excitement was coming out of her pours. She wanted to help with everything, minus cooking. We ate great food. The kids had a great time. We played pin the nose of Elmo and Big Al won. Only because his too young for a blind fold. The night had to be cut short because I was having pains and pressure in my lower ads and my baby team helped me to the hospital. It turned out to be a combo of dehydration and pure exhaustion. I was help to have today to recover because Big Bea's grandma took the kiddies and told me to relax. It's good to have good people around.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

35 Weeks Pregnant

Two more weeks until I am full-term, five weeks until my due date. Everyday my Marine calls and asks "Is today the day?" Everyday its the same answer "No, not yet." I have been having contractions, not regular. Uncomfortable is my motto. My kids are feeling my discomfort. Days in the park are getting shorter and shorter. But they are troopers. Well maybe not Big Al. Big Bea enjoys every moment in the sun. She doesn't mind leave a little early because she knows we'll back the next day.
I so hope I pop before I have to return to work. This vacation went by so quickly. If I don't pop I have to go back on August 28. BOOO!
Today's picture were taken with the new camera. Amazing. The colors pop. I am warming up to the camera. Can't wait to see what's to come.

Saturday, August 2, 2008


Tick tock. The July seem to speed by super fast. It seem like just yesterday, I was in Palm Springs. I am now 34 weeks pregnant. Six weeks until my due date. It feels like I have been preggo forever. I guess it feels like forever because I have been all alone. I know I promised no complaining but I have to complain this one time.

At week 32, I was very dehydrated and I was in the hospital. The baby is fine, I just have to remember to drink enough water in these summer months. It was super hard to be in the hospital without my husband.

Since then, I've been having irregular contractions. I have a feeling that I am not going to finish up the six weeks. I think I did a bad thing by telling my mother what happen. She is suppose to fly up from Florida when I give birth. I really don't want that to happen. I would love it if she fly up a little bit later that way she can help me when all the help is gone. As soon as I am admitted to the hospital (I hope) my husband will be released for 10 days to come home on paternity leave. I'll have my great friend Roxanne helping me. My sister will be helping the best she can. I even have former in laws helping out. So I feel, at the start I will have enough help. If my mom comes when I pop, she will have nothing to help with. All bases are covered. If she comes let's say a few weeks or a month later when I am pretty much on my own, I would loved it. When Alexander was born, that is what she did. I loved it. She was a great help.

But it seems my requests are going on deaf ears. She is stuck on coming when I pop. But she still tells me that she can't come anytime in August or the beginning of September because of work. Her husband also wants to come up to New Jersey in September and they what to know what I think about that. I told her, she has to do what she has to do. Him coming up has no effect on when I am giving birth. She wants to come when I pop, what if I pop tomorrow? Then she can't come. I don't know. I don't understand her reasoning, if there is one. GRRRRR.. MOTHERS! I am going in circles.

When it comes to travelling I like to plan ahead and have a schedule. I guess I don't get that from my mother.

Today's pictures are oldies. The first one is of my nephew, Dominick and Becky. I think Dominick was 2 and Becky was 1. We were waiting at the bus stop to go to City Island. Becky has the "take the darn picture already" look. I love it. The second picture is of my hubby and Alex the day he was born. I love that picture. You can see how happy he is. He is a very serious man and he has to be in a great mood in order to crack a little smile.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Random Facts.

Here are four random facts about myself.

1- I am a clutter queen. Which I don't understand because I throw and give away things all the time. I bought a new desk this summer to help with my clutter habits on my desk. So far (knock on wood) it is working. Let's see what happens once I go back to work. Now for my library. That is a lost cause for now.

2- I am my husband's first girlfriend. We started dating in 2004 and married in 2006. We always wished that we met sooner. Over at 29 Palms, he is telling people that we have been together since 2000. Silly.
3-I love buttons. I don't know why. I just do.

4- I love Judge shows. Especially The People's Court. I am not in to the DNA testing on some of the shows. But the rest is all good.