Wednesday, August 26, 2009

My man and his man

Seth is so excited because he is going to a Crimson Club lunch this week. When he first told me that Joe asked if he wanted to go, my response was, "So Joe can take one date and he chooses you? Not say.... I don't know...... his wife?".
Actually I think it's great. If anyone deserves a little fun and something to look forward to, it's Seth. These days, his days go something like this. Wake up, change Claire, feed kids, go to work for 8 hours, come home, make dinner, run errands (ie: grocery shopping, pick up prescription, get gas), if there are no errands then do dishes, laundry, mow the lawn, th fix the sprinklers, put the kids to bed and fall asleep by 9:30pm.
Don't feel too bad for him though, he still has his season tickets. He just couldn't go one season without his tickets. He would rather have them and not go to any games then not have them at all. The funny thing is he actually thinks he's going. I keep reminding him we're having 2 babies in September. But he tells me he's arranged for places for our kids to be for the first game. So we'll see how this goes.
I did ask him to take a picture at the lunch, to which he responded "why, so you can post it on your blog and mock me?". Ahh yes he knows me well!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Party Time!

Amber, Laura, & Marianne. The party planners that made it all happen.

Today was great. Laura and my friends Marianne and Amber threw me a baby shower. I was a little hesitant when they first brought it up because I already have 2 girls and the last thing I need is more clothes. But they suggested a freezer meal shower. Yes, they know me well. I was so excited! After a little talking though we decided not to call it a freezer meal shower, but rather just suggest some things we need.
The food was great, the friends and family were great and the gifts were great! I feel so spoiled! People kept saying sorry because they thought their gift was "boring". But, honestly freezer meals, diapers and wipes are exactly what we need. Thanks to everyone who came. It really meant a lot.
Oh and while I was gone Seth and our brother in law Nate put up our fence. I didn't take a picture, but I'll get one up soon. It looks awesome!
The nursery is almost finished as well and as soon as it is I'll post pictures.
Thanks again to everyone who came and helped. It means a lot to us!
Only a few more weeks to go. My doctor said if I went into labor in the next week and half he wouldn't stop it. He would rather I make it 3 more weeks. That puts me at 37 weeks. I think I can do that.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Are You Kidding Me #22 - Former teacher pleads guilty to sex with student; community reacts

A few weeks ago we were at dinner with some friends and he just happens to produce the evening news for KSL. I'm fascinated with his job, by the way. Anyway we got talking about this story and he had read the police report and said it was very graphic and pretty gross. Well, now the guy has come out and said he is guilty. As I was reading the article I noticed that not only is he a seminary teacher, he is in his 60's (gross!, she is high school age for crying out loud) and he's a bishop! So my question to him and others like this is, are you kidding me? We give these adults positions of power, with our children and they totally abuse it. Now don't get me wrong I've worked with teenagers and I know kids, they can manipulate any situation. But seriously he was the adult. It seems like it's been happening a lot lately. There was a teacher at Bountiful Jr High, a few months ago that turned herself and another teacher in. I know people that know these women and they say they just made a mistake. I guess you could call it that. As I think more about it, this is a situation that has been going on for a awhile now. Mary Kay Letourneau ring any bells?
I'm not a big fan of home schooling. Please don't debate me on this. Do whatever you want. But I can see why people would want to home school and be in control of who is around their children. I guess what I really got thinking about after reading this article was that when we make choices they effect other people. I had to learned this the hard way during my divorce and I'm sure everyone has a story where someone else did something and they felt the consequence. Some times it's drugs or alcohol or even just selfishness that makes us and others make poor decisions. I just hate when the choices are bad and effect me.
Hopefully I can do a good job with my kids. I'll cross my fingers for their sake.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Woe is me! Okay not really!

In my last post I said how excited I was to get Seth home. It has been great, but of course nothing ever goes the right way when you have things planned. At least for me anyway. I had places for the girls to go every day this week, and then Bella got sick. And not just a cold, but apparently she was one day away from being hospitalized. She just had a common cold but with her asthma it was a thousand times worse. Her breathing was awful and she just wasn't herself. So I kept both kids home all week since the doctor said Bella was contagious.
Don't ask me how we've made it to Friday. Most days I was beat when Seth came home.
He has been great though. Fixing dinner, going to the grocery store, doing the dishes, and taking care of both sick kids. Yes, Claire got sick too. Of course. Nothing like Bella but she did have a runny nose, and fever.
Now they're both feeling better and Seth is off to Chicago. Just for the weekend, but it feels like much longer when he's gone.
One positive thing is that the kids have a place to go every day next week. Hooray!!!!!
I had a doctors appointment yesterday and a stress test today. Everything looks good. One baby is 4.3 lbs and the other is 3.13 lbs. I seriously can't believe they're going to get bigger. Bella was my biggest and she weighed 7 lbs. So I'm about maxed out on how much I can carry. Also to add to the news my doctor was sharing with me, he informed me he wants me to make it to 38 weeks. I almost started crying when he said. All I could think was, "where in the hell are they supposed to fit"?!!! This came as a shock to me because I thought we were shooting for 36 weeks. I know I need to think about what's best for the babies but some times all I can think about is how hard it is for me to get around and function.
Alright already! Someone should just slap me and remind me how lucky I am to have made it this far and not be on bed rest and how lucky I am that they are doing so well and how lucky I am to have such amazing family and friends to watch my kids and bring us dinner!
So okay, please forgive me for once again having a negative post. I promise I'll be better.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

"I'm so glad when daddy comes home"

We were all singing that song when Seth came home Saturday night from a 4 day scout camp. He was soooo missed. I know he does a lot around here, but having him gone was a big reminder of how blessed I am to have such an amazing husband.
Claire walked around looking for him and saying his name every day. It was cute.

Somehow I managed to survive while he was gone. Actually it was all because of my amazing family and friends. My kids were taken care of every morning and brought back just in time for naps. I was able to get rest and they had fun. It worked out for everyone.
I haven't been put on bed rest, but I have been given lots of restrictions. It's extremely hard for me to take care of Claire. The biggest reason is because I've been told I can't lift her. She runs around all day making a mess and I've just reached the point where I need help. My kids are once again going somewhere every day this week. I am so lucky!! But this week it's even better because Seth will be home after 5:00pm every day!!! I'm 32 weeks now and I need to get through the month of August. Wish me luck!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Scary Stuff

I feel like the past few months I've been seeing so many stories about children being run over. For example last Sunday a 2 year old was hit in an LDS church parking lot, then 2 days ago a 4 year old boy was killed when his aunt ran over him. Last year one of Seth's clients, little boy was run over and killed by someone in the family. It scares me so bad. Every time I read or hear about a child being run over I can't stop thinking about it. Then when I try and sleep at night all I think about is it happening to one of my kids.
As heartbreaking as it is to hear about, it's such a good reminder for me. I've been having talks with Bella about how people in cars can't see little kids, and I think she understands but you never know. It's even more scary for the kids under 3 that don't understand. You think you're watching your kids so closely, but some times they get away.
Anyway I went on the Primary Children's Hospital web site and found this page about Spot the Tot. I thought I would post it as a reminder for all of us.
good to know
another good web site is it has some scary stats.