Friday, December 08, 2006

Santa was a Jerk!

I am a Rankin-Bass all those odd little holiday specials...but I have to Rudolph - SANTA was a jerk...see for yourself

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Gobble Til Ya Wobble

Ah - Thanksgiving! We ended up having 2 Thanksgiving meals. The first,prepared lovingly by family was at Aunt Ruth's house. It was nice to get together with family. A and K had a great time getting all the attention. A wore a very smashing blue velvet jumper - he LOVED that. I guess we actually had 3 Turkey meals, since we had turkey/dressing on Tuesday prepared by Whole Foods (love that deli counter!)

The 2nd was prepared by Daddy P - delish! We brought home a plate for the pups - they were in doggie heaven!

I made my hashbrown and green bean casserole. TASTY goodness. We didn't have any to bring home.

I have vowed to get back on my South Beach plan to see if that helps with my tiredness. I have been consuming more sugar than I normally do and with the extra pounds added by the Prednisone - I am not feeling my best. It would be nice to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight. It was hard to lose all the baby weight and then gain 15 lbs after the steroids...sigh....what's a girl to do...

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

WinkFlash - cheap prints

I just started to scrapbook and have been ordering my prints from places like Kodak and Shutterfly.

I have found a new source - WinkFlash. They prints are cheap - $0.12 for 4x6 prints and $.99 for shipping on 4x6 prints! Super deals!

Use their coupon code and get 50 free prints - WF23EA73


Thursday, November 02, 2006

Poor Poor Me

Just as I thought - 9 vials of blood later - the doc tells me - test results are normal. So now I get to wait until I am in a flare-up, NOT take anything and come back so she can 1) see the rash/joints and 2) run MORE BLOODWORK!

Can I just say that I am sick of this? I know there are people who suffer with years with illness they can't name/find - well its been a year and I have had intermittent flare-ups for the last 6 months. Some nights I can't sleep and some days, it hurts to just breathe. I just want to find out what this is, so I can move on with my life.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Rash Rash Rash

Well, I am at the end of a 4 weeks outbreak of whatever the heck I have. Could it be Still's Disease or do I have Celiacs Disease - hopefully we will know soon. The vampires at the dr's office took 9 - yes 9 VILES of blood on Monday to run a bunch more tests on me. I am back on Prednisone (so much for the diet) for a few weeks to get this outbreak under control. The joint pain was much better after about 3 days, but I still have a lovely red rash covering about 50% of my body. This time the arms and back itched like no tomorrow - that only happened the 1st outbreak. The 2nd one (4 wks after little man arrived) didn't itch at all, but the joint pain was worse.

There have been several nights the last few weeks were I have been nothing but miserable- pins and needles - like my skin is going to crawl off. That's better now, so I am in a better mood! Dr Oracle has to help out more when I am in an outbreak because my wrists/fingers/hands don't move as well...I am too young to feel this $#*@ old!

New Website

I have created a new webpage- Right now, its just little man, but hey I hope to add more.

This is his little site/blog about life as a little dude - check it out! Right now its open - but if I have to do so, I will PW protect it.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Remembrance Photography -

Dealing with the death of a child - either through miscarriage, stillbirth or whenever is never an easy thing to deal with - Although I never speak of it outside family - I suffered a loss in 2004 that I will never, ever forget.

One site supports infant bereavement photography. I please everyone to sign their petition to raise awareness for this subject!

My heart goes out to all the parents listed and for the countless others who have had to face this kind of tragedy.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Going Crazy Man

I have never been good at puzzles/riddles - my mind just has trouble with these concepts. I have been struggling this morning trying to get through Batch 1 of these puzzles


Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Count to 23 - I was tagged

I was tagged....

January 30, 2006 - "I had gotten dry sockets in both of the teeth."
I wrote this blog as a follow up to my first ever root canal. I have the most sensitive teeth (several DDS have said so) and hard to numb - so I need several shots, gas and more recently have been getting valium to get any dental work. But I was pregnant this time and could not get gas or even take Advil. It turned out OK - not pleasant, but not the end of the world

Actually right now I am having the worst toothaches (MAYBE WORSE THAN THE DRY SOCKETS) - I pray its not an abscessed tooth - but merely a reaction from all the sinus/cold stuff that Boo and I have been dealing with for the last 2 weeks. Dr. Oracle was sick but got over it by staying home from work 1 day - I am still dealing with it and throbbing pain in the left hand side of my face. I am now on antibiotics to get rid of any infection - but yesterday was so bad, I went to the ladies room and cried a little.

For those who I have not tagged and you want to play along

1. Go into your archive.
2. Find your 23rd post.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your blog along with these instructions.
5. Tag five people to do the same.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Little Man Photo Contest Entry

I have entered little man into a Photo contest - your daily votes are appreciated!

American Baby Contest

If it won't take you right to his page - the entry # is 1662300001

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Half a year is already gone...

Boo is 6 months old today! I stopped taking the pill back in 2001. It would not be until June 2004 that I would learn that I had PCOS. I would have to use fertility drugs.

I got pregnant in October 2004, but on Thanksgiving started to bleed...I had an ectopic pregnancy. - 5 ultrasounds and 2 shots of methotrexate-It would not be until January 2005 that the pregnancy would officially end. I still cry.

I had just gotten a new job when we learned we were pregnant again (Clomid 150mg/Metformin 2000mg). I worried for the next 8 months about everything.

Boo was early by almost 4 weeks, but he came into the world a healthy little man.

I can't wait to see what the next 6 months brings and the rest of our lives.

Mommy loves you so very much little man!

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

2 down

Well the scale moved down 2 lbs this week - not a huge loss but a healthy one - plus I have chocolate cake last Friday. So I am now 14lbs away from 1st goal...back to pre-pregnancy weight.

Thursday, September 21, 2006


Well I am failing on this 30 in 30 challenge. I don't seem to have the same willpower as I did the first time around with lo-carb. I take each day at a time, buit so far the scale has NOT gone down....sigh.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

30 in 30

I started low carb back in June 2004,when I was told I had PCOS - and by that December I had dropped 65lbs! I felt great. I had a medical/emotional issue in Nov/Dec 04 - that was very hard for me to get over (still struggling), I got laid off Jan 05, took a bad job Feb 05-July 05 and then got pregnant.

Needless to say, I have put on about 20 of those lost pounds and had gotten away from the lo-carb lifestyle. I still limit my sugar, but I have become more free with the "treats".

So when I get back from vacation on September 11 - I am going to start the 30lbs in 30 weeks challenge offered by LivinLaVidaLoCarb. I am already stocking the house with some lo-carb favorites like Beef Jerky and Pork Rinds. I tend to stick closer to South Beach, you get more carbs, fruit and less fat than Atkins. I hope to start CURVES back up as well.

I am going to break out my ole cookbooks and can't wait to try Shirataki noodles. I don't plan on posting my weights - but I will share the lbs lost or gained!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Tears of a Clown

I have always found Clowns a bit creepy - but this is a sad story from Ireland.

Thursday, August 24, 2006


Check out my new link for some T-shirts created by Dr Oracle and Code Monkey. CurvyDiva will have some on there buy buy!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Cheapest Puppets Ever

Ok Ok..I love some children's programming...I am a HUGE Bear fan. I went to see the stage show at MGM a few years ago and I own 2 stuffed Bears - all before I became a momma

I am at a loss though over this baby/toddler show - Oobi "Oobi, a bare-hand puppet (with eyes and accessories)" That's right - IT'S A HAND and Oobi has a HAND family members. It's disturbing, but I find myself oddly interested in the stilted way the hands "speak"

I am searching for the stellar programs for little man...not sure if this is it...

Laugh out Loud

On August 14 - A gave Nain a little giggle. I missed it and was so very sad...well August 17 - I got rewarded!

Oracle and I were having some Maggie Moo's and A started giving daddy eyebrows and smiling - pretty much saying "give me some daddy - you know you want to do that" ...of course no ice cream for little man...BUT

I made a little face and he starts LAUGHING! I made faces and he laughed for a good 5 minutes. I have not been able to get him to repeat it yet though...

Thursday, August 17, 2006


I wish I could take a vacation and not have the stress of worrying about my family's financial well being. We are going on vacation first week in September and my gov contract is up for renewal - there is a chance a new company could win and I would be unemployed! Since I am on a gov contract - my company puts you "on the bench" for 2 weeks to see if you can find another place before they show you the door. I was on the bench after returning my maternity leave since my other contract had been cancelled while on leave and they knew better than to do it while I was on leave - can we say lawsuit...anyho - here I am again.

The last 3 years have been filled with this. Each trip to Ft Lauderdale has been filled with job worry - and last year's vacation to update NY was filled with fear since I was starting a new job on my return. I guess I will worry no matter what - better to worry on the beach. I am just concerned about the $ I could be saving by staying home, but I would be out about $500 since the tickets and car are already paid for...I am not sure what to do yet.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Baby Floyd?

M- this is for you and the little man - Baby Floyd

Monkey - this one is for you and little A - Tool

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Do you really want to hurt me....NY courts say yes!

Oh George O'Dowd - have you have fallen. At least you are done with the whole black make-up on your neck phase - it didn't hide your double chin.

Man - he is looking old...
Karma Chameleon

Frying up a mess of Kitty...

What is this world coming to...Here Kitty Kitty and why did he take his clothes prevent them from getting oily.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Cute Overload!

I am not the only one to find this site - since it won a 2006 Webby...but I thought I would pass it on - CUTE CUTE CUTE -

Thursday, August 03, 2006


This is A's first real experience with the Exersaucer. This is Nain's - we have yet to get on...trying to save a few bucks and get one on E-Bay, but no luck yet.

He seems to like it IF he is in a good mood - otherwise BEWARE or his alternate ego will appear.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Just being...

I seem to get a touch of the melancholy several times a year. Lately, I have been BORED at work so I have a lot of time to think about my life. I have my son (which I thank God for everyday) and my husband (God gets props for him too), but I don't seem to have that spark that I once had.

I am not sure if its because I have not acted in many years or what - but I just feel like I am existing.. I can't say its worse since A was born, just different. I mean now some one really needs me - so that's a different feeling. I am so happy to be a mommy, I love A and my time with him never seems to be enough - but there is still something missing

Maybe once I get the house in order and M starts the new job (and I see that is a good move) I will feel better.

Friday, July 28, 2006

Not a SAHM

As we start to enter the days where "A" is more aware - I begin to feel even more guilty that I work 40 hrs a week and with the Still's acting up right now - don't seem to have a lot of energy to really "play" with him, cook dinner and pay attention to Bailey, Jasper and Daddy. I read this post - and am feeling a little better- even though its aimed at older children.

I totally agree - I don't remember my mom doing a lot with me. I am an only child and I learned to entertain myself. My dolls all had voices and personalities, I would read, and just do my own thing. I could spend the night away w/o being so attached to my parents. I hope to raise an intelligent, aware child - that loves and needs his mommy and daddy - just not be obsessed with us!

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Baby update and TIME....

A was 11lbs 4 ounces, 25 inches long at his 4 month well baby. Shots did not go very well - poor baby. They made me HOLD HIM! OMG - that did not go well for mommy!

As A hits 4 months - I look around at the wreck that is our home. I have trouble keeping up with brushing my teeth -let alone clean. Well, first - I hate to clean. My mom has OCD and used to vacuum like 3 times a day. I vowed never to be that person. On the other hand - while not "dirty" (read- unhealthy and bacteria ridden) our home is cluttered.

We are pack-rats and probably will continue to be. We have decent stuff, just too much of it for the little townhome. We decluttered a lot before A was born - but being early- we never finished and then he came. I am trying to find ways to spend time with him (#1 in my book) and get the house in some kind of order. We spent like 4 hrs Sunday working - OK I spent 3 since I napped with A for an hr. Daddy was folding laundry with A in the Bjorn- TOO CUTE!!!!

I need to get my mail sorting back in order and go through my closets again. We also need to clean our storage unit so the space is better used. I WONT EVEN MENTION THE GARAGE - its was clean but every time my parents visit they somehow manage to "straighten" up and we can't even move in there now. Maybe we can get Uncle B and Taid over one Sunday to help in the garage. House is looking better - since M is in a better mood - I suspect the house will get into shape very very soon!

Monday, July 24, 2006

A Milestone week!

It seems A is having a Milestone week. On 7/20/06, he started to REALLY vocalize. He had been "talking" a lot, but it seems he really found his voice.

On 7/21/06 - he started to really lift his head for tummy time AND realized he could make himself roll over. He had been rolling over for about a month - but now I think he has learned what he needs to do to repeat the action - not just doing it by accident!

My baby is growing up so fast - time to start working on #2! (If my dreams and family dreams are accurate - it might be #2, #3 and #4! I had dreams of triplets, Aunt P had dreams of twins!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Thursday, July 20, 2006


Well - I finally got batteries in the PackNPlay mobile. A wanted it moved closer, so I told Daddy to move it to the side - that worked for about 2 minutes. NOTE TO SELF- PLASTIC ON PLASTIC IS SLIPPERY!

The mobile ended up falling into the crib with A - OMG - he was hysterical. Daddy and I are to blame for A's later therapy when he talks of "falling teddies."


I am having withdrawal on my Diet Coke with Splenda. The deli in my office has stopped ordering the delicious brown soda- so I am stuck with a Diet A&W today. I have to bring in my own cans from home from now on I guess – I cannot make it through the day on no caffeine – this job is BORING! While the new job is not stressful- it makes for LONG, BORING days.
It’s funny how not having your favorite soda can ruin the day. I guess I will just have to step out for a Starbucks.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Big Boy

Well - Last night A slept in his crib for the 1st time! Our bedroom was so warm, we thought he would be happier on his cooler bedroom. He did well - cried a little - but we tucked him in and gave him his Wubby. He woke up about 2 hrs later because he was hungry - so Daddy gave him a small bottle and he slept from 11 to about 5:30 this morning! He seemed well rested. We had not set up the monitor yet in his room, so Daddy slept in his office (in a chair) which is right next to his room.

It was a hard thing to do but I want him to be used to sleeping a room w/o us. I am not sure if we will do this every night or just a few nights a week. He is still on the smaller side - 16 wks and 11lbs, so we may keep him in our room another month.

Mommy is sad to see her little man already growing so's a hard thing to watch.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Baby P's 1st swim

A took his 1st swim at Nain's pool on Friday - I attached a pic of him in his super -cute little "speedo" because I am in all the other pics and I don't need those floating on the 'net! LOL. He was a little iffy at first, but really enjoyed himself. Daddy missed it because he was working - so he was pretty bummed.

Friday, July 14, 2006


I am not sure what's up - but I feel like the worst mother ever. I feel like A does not love or need me...I mean how much "love" can a 3.5 month old show - yet, every day I feel like I am not needed. Hubby tries to get to give myself a break, but I just can't do that...I wonder if all working mothers have this struggle or if I am just odd.

Addictions....the 'Bucks

I am now ready to admit my addiction to Starbuck's coffee. It's not the caffeine - really its's the earthy bold taste of a nice hot cup o joe or the jolt of a 5 shot Decaf Americano - hot or iced! YUM YUM. My addiction is costly though, I usually stick to iced or hot "regular" coffees - it can cost $2-4 a day. I "Proudly Brew Starbucks coffee" at home. I like Caribou Coffee too! They have a really yummy mocha - very carby - so its a "treat" I go to take a quick work break for my 3rd - yes 3RD cup of the day.

Yes - its decaf. I only have 1 caffeine beverage a day otherwise the baby would be bouncing off the ceiling!

Monday, July 10, 2006

Back from BEYOND THE GRAVE....

I spent the last 4 days recovering from a TERRIBLE bout of food poisoning. I am sure it was the innocent little Oscar Meyer weenie I had on Wednesday night as a low carb snack before dinner.

I woke up at 3 a.m. on Thursday - with terrible stomach pains and an upset tummy. The nausea started 2 hrs later. I ran a temp pretty close to 104 the entire day. Mr Man took care of me Thursday and the fever finally broke on Friday about 4:30 a.m. - well went down to about 101. I missed 2 days of work - CAN'T SAY I MISSED IT - LOL - and took it easy over the weekend.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Keeping the American Spirit of Consumerism alive

That's is what we did this 4th - shopped, shoped and shopped. Sales were to be had every place we went. I got hubby $300 suit jackets at JC Penny's for $11.83 - YES THAT'S RIGHT!!!!! Picked up last of baby stuff for $2-3 per 3 piece outfit.

But the crowning achievement was the MFIL tote that I will be sporting this fall...

I have been wanting a MFIL - this was not my first pick, but it was a good price. I will keep searching for the perfect deal on an I must see how much damage was done to the old credit cards!

Tuesday, June 27, 2006


I am just feeling overwhelmed lately. I have a 3 month old, 2 jobs and its just starting to get to be too much.

I collapse in bed at 10 every night and up again at 5 a.m. - what's a girl to do?

Monday, June 26, 2006

3 Months

Well - we had a check-up today since the little man had only gained 14 0z between 1 and 2 months. He made up for it this month! WOW!

He weighs 10lbs (25%), is 23.1/4 (60%) inches long with a head circumference of 15.5 inches (45%)!

Its amazing how fast he is growing. I am sad...

Thursday, June 22, 2006

2 Months- Belated upload

I had this picture taken at 9.5 weeks. Peanut will be 13 weeks on Monday - wow - time has just flown. His little face has matured so much in the past 3 months.

I am so sad to see my little one disappear every day as he changes into a "BABY". Soon he will be a toddler and so on...part of me wishes to keep him this way forever. His daddy is very excited to see him grow.

I am not sure where he got all that red hair! Some days it looks more blonde than red. I had reddish hair when I was born, but as it grew in- it turned blonde. We shall see what the little man's turn out to be....

Wednesday, June 21, 2006


Well - I always make a big deal (ok mock) DH for his need to purchase the exclusive of his little plastic men (Marvel, DC, yadda yadda yadda) . If Wal-Mart has an exclusive, he MUST have it.

I collect Barbies and have for about 10 years now. I have been sucked into the exclusives. I am now chasing the allusive career Silkstone's that had original releases in various countries. Will they be released in the US - yes at some time - but I MUST have these little dolls. Since I don't know people in Singapore and the like- I am bound by E-bay. So far I have secured 3 of the 5 dolls....I need the nurse and the stewardess to complete my collection.

It took me about 3 years to finally collect the entire Wizard of OZ porcelain collection - THANK GOD for E-bay....

Do I have room for more Barbies - NO. Do I need these dolls - NO. Do I even take them out of the box to "play" with them - NO. Do I want them - YES YES YES.

I am now as sad as DH......sigh......

Check 'em out

Monday, June 19, 2006

Asher's Room

He is not sleeping in here yet - but we finally got him a Sterns and Foster Baby Dynasty mattress for the bed! We got a bedding set as well since the Really FANCY one I got before he arrived really did not go with the room. Marco outlined the goose and mom did all the painting. It was a freehand deal with everything, except Ms. Mother Goose.


Well, I have come back to my blog after Asher's birth on March 27th. I am going to keep it short today - just a hello to say I am coming back!

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

I have been Tagged!

I have been tagged by Heather!

Four jobs you have had in your life:
  1. Training Projects Manager
  2. Pre-School Teacher
  3. Theater Camp Instructor
  4. Check out girl at a grocery store

Four movies you would watch over and over:

  1. Wizard of Oz
  2. Say Anything
  3. Cinderella
  4. The Last Supper

Four places you have lived:

  1. Gaithersburg, MD
  2. Harrison, AR
  3. Tulsa, OK
  4. Cuero, TX

Four TV shows you love to watch:

  1. Gilmore Girls
  2. Paula's Home Cooking
  3. The Brak Show
  4. Mystery Diagnosis

Four places you have been on vacation:

  1. New York, NY
  2. Las Vegas, NV
  3. Orlando, FL
  4. Cooperstown, NY

Four websites I visit daily:

  1. Musings, Ruminations and Rants
  2. Ebay
  3. FedBizOpps - exciting stuff....zzzzzz
  4. Washington Post Online

Four of my favorite foods:

  1. Chopped Salads
  2. Peanut Butter
  3. Strawberries
  4. Good Ribeye

Four places I would rather be right now:

  1. At home with my FurKids
  2. On vacation
  3. Shopping
  4. NYC!

Four friends who I have tagged that I think will respond:

  1. Code Monkey
  2. Drena - Email
  3. Mandy- Email
  4. Laura-Email

Thursday, March 09, 2006

The Stroller

34 wks...and counting. Every day I get slower and slower.
I start to run out of steam about 2 in the afternoon.
I managed to go the grocery store and cook dinner last night - but I would have to take a break between activities to sit.

Since not much is going on - I am just posting the crap we have bought for "Reggie"
Here is the stroller. It's a 2005 model, (I know - last years) but we saved some money and there is already an infant seat that MIL purchased - so that saves some more money.

I wanted the $900 Bugaboo - but then I figured that was just stupid since I drive a cheap Hatchback. I would not want the stroller to upstage my car.

Ordered Furniture

Well - 33 wks, 6 days and counting....I am tired of being pregnant.

We finally ordered the furniture. I ended up with a different style, but the same maker. My rocker/glider came on Tuesday. We have to get rid of the non-baby stuff from the room still - so it’s a work on progress. Luckily the furniture takes 8-12 wks to come arrive. We got a darker color than you see here - but this is the set. We did not get the armoire, but opted for the 5 drawer dresser instead. We got the other dresser in the picture, but with a hutch for "Reggie's" library. Daddy needs to stop buying books!!

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Tired of being pregnant - 32 wks.

Well I am tired of being pregnant and I am tired of all the drama that comes with it. There is some "shower" drama. At this point, I don't even want a shower.

Although not sure what choice I will make about delivery (natural or C-section), I am sure that either way - I want no family there. In fact, some people will be lucky if they are even told I am labor. If it is a C-section, only hubby can be there anyway. At this point, I not sure I even want people to be in the lobby.

Seems my parents activities are more important than their grandchild - that's fine - at this point, they can come or not come.

I am to the point of just doing everything else myself. I am not sure I ever want to go through this again.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

A Peek at "Reggie"

Today we tried the 4-D imaging again. We went last week and had a very disappointing visit - he was breech and his face was plastered in the placenta. I was upset, but we decided to try one more time. For the first 10 mins - he was not cooperating. He had moved from breech- but was not showing his face. I started talking about the Britney Spears "stupid human tricks" with the baby in her lap. The sound of mommy's voice must have worked, because he started to turn and give it up. We never had trouble telling if he was a boy, because he was never ashamed to show the twigs and berries (well just twig)...but that face has been allusive.

Well- here is our "Reggie" to the right!

Monday, January 30, 2006

The Root has been Canaled

Well, the root has been canaled. It was as terrible as I thought it would be (painwise) - but of course right now I am still numb. We shall see how it is in a few hours. I remember the wisdom teeth - I was in pain, but that night - thought I was going to die! I had gotten dry sockets in both of the teeth.

It was a very traumatic experience. They drill out your tooth and then stick a ton of little files up there to file it down. In addition, they clean it with Chloron - which is really food grade BLEACH! That got in my mouth and was NASTY. The sounds and smells were the worst part. I have a temp filling, so nothing hard or crunchy until I get the overlay done at my dentist. I can't even get fitted for another week, and it usually takes a few weeks for the piece to come in. I had to have a crown about 6 years back, since I broke a tooth. I had to walk around with a Chiclet looking thing in the back of my mouth for a few weeks. The overlay should be on the back and bite surface - so from the front - you will see my natural tooth. I am very vain - I hope that is the last root canal I will have to endure. The endo

Friday, January 27, 2006


Well, I wish I had never noticed that little hole in my tooth, as it turns out – I will need a root canal. There is a chip and a cavity too close to the pulp.

This is extremely upsetting to me – first there is the expected pain of the procedure, but even more important is the idea that I am “losing” a tooth. I will get some pain relief and I believe that I can have codeine or vicodin afterwards. I have my GTT next week as well – pain will raise your sugar levels – so I am very concerned about this. I have been holding them down pretty well, but you can’t combat pain. I think I scared the dentist – I was crying so hard. He sent me to a specialist- hoping they can better manage my fear of the pain since it is what they do all day. I was very adamant about not getting a crown and looks like I can get an overlay – which retains more of the natural tooth. Who knows with my teeth – the root canal/overlay may actually be stronger than my natural teeth. I have weak teeth- but suffer from bruxism (I clench at night) and have a very strong bite. It wears down your teeth much faster than it should.

I HATE THE DENTIST. I have extremely sensitive teeth and even have to gas for a cleaning. It’s psychically and emotionally painful for me. About 6 yrs ago, I broke a tooth – it just broke – it had to be crowned. I cried the entire time- I was not even in pain – the thought of my tooth being ground down (even though a lot had just broken off) and the sound of the drill were too much for me. In feb/mar of 1998, I had my lower wisdom teeth removed w/o being put under. The oral surgeon thought they would just come out- WELL THEY DIDN’T! In fact, they broke and had to be sawed into pieces. She then had to pull the pieces out with tweezers. I got dry sockets in both and was miserable for weeks. I have more dental horror stories. I had about 6 teeth pulled aside from my wisdom teeth; my mouth is just too small. I wore back brackets on my teeth for years (even before my braces came on) to stretch my mouth – which is a main reason for some the problems I have today – You can’t brush well enough around brackets that nearly cover your whole teeth. I have straight teeth though – thanks to braces – let’s hope I can hold onto these teeth.

This #4 -2nd Bicuspid (2nd premolar) issue crept up on me – I am usually much more diligent about catching little things I think might even remotely be a cavity. I have weak teeth and it seems no matter what I do – I still get cavities. This has always been the case. My mother ended up with abscessed teeth after carrying me – so at the ripe old age of 23 – she had a top dental plate. These has been a fear my whole life – to be toothless or have to wear dentures. I have/had nightmares where my teeth fall out or they just crumble.

Those who have great teeth – please take care of them! I am going to re-dedicate myself to yearly exams. I am not sure I can handle it every 6 months – that is too traumatic for me. I am armed with my GelKam, Listerine and a Soni-care….sigh.

The only shining light next week is that we have a 4-D US at the baby picture place. Yes, we are spending the dough to get in-utero pics of the baby. This is a non-medical need -its just something DINKS do I think.....

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

New Boss

Well, looks like my team is getting a new boss. My current boss is great, but he is being moved on to bigger and better things. One good thing is the new boss will be in VA, and I will be in MD. I am sure he is not really interested in what we do - so I hope he won't dissolve our group.

I just need to get through and come back from maternity leave - then I will be more at ease and able to look for a new position if the need arises. Right now, I have several projects that are going to require me through August - so that's good. One will take me through end of year!

Thursday, January 12, 2006

25/26 Week Check-Up with the Doctor

Well, I had a doctor’s appointment today. So far everything looks good. My blood pressure was fine and he is measuring right on. His heartbeat was 150. The doctor also said if I chose a C section, he was OK with that. We would talk about the risks, but he was fine performing one. I gained 2.5 lbs over the last 5 weeks – since it was Christmas and I ate what I wanted – that’s not too bad. Since I had recently lost 5.5, I am still at a loss so far!

I have the Glucose test in 3 weeks, which worries me since the PCOS already puts me in a higher risk bracket. There is not much I can do, except watch what I eat and exercise over the next few weeks. They would try a diet first, but since I already eat low-carb- most likely it would mean insulin. I am praying not to have to go through that!

Monday, January 09, 2006

Drum Roll - The Nursery Furniture Revealed!

For those who know me – you know I am a cheapskate. Sure I love to shop and do buy designer items – but I also drive a Ford Focus – so that tells you about my frugality. I prefer to spend a little more though for quality. MIL and I searched for the perfect crib and furniture..I think we have a winner! They are top rated on the Baby Bargains and its pretty nice set. Now, I have to see if it will fit into our tiny room since I want to leave my daybed in there!