Thursday, May 31, 2007

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Is it Summer Yet?

My kiddos are so ready for school to be over. I don't blame them. I am so tired of the homework everyday. I think it was made to torture parents.
Reynaldo said he is planning to swim all summer in his pool. Well, we don't have a pool yet but I am planning on getting them a big kiddie pool. That is where you are gonna find my pregnant self. Sitting in the pool with a nice glass of Decaf Ice tea!!!! I'll even let the kids splash me. I even found a maternity swim suit on Sale for $6.99!!!! What a deal!!!!
Kiarrah said she gonna go to the beach all summer. Sorry honey with the price of Gas right now that ain't gonna happen very often.
Dominic is planning on riding his scooter. I just pray for no trips to the ER. He is so rough when he plays outside that I am surprised that we have not had any broken bones.
The kids have about 3 more weeks of school.

25 Things You Might Not Know About Me

1) I love to sleep.
2) I clip coupons and love to see how much I can save at the grocery store.
3) I grew up in Indiana.
4) I was a writer and managing editor of my school newspaper.
5) I sang in high school choir for 4 years.
6) I am terrified of mice and snakes.
7) I love to scrapbook.
8) I am teaching myself to crochet
9) I love to cook new recipes
10) I hate liver
11) I hate scalloped potatoes( they make me gag)
12) I think armpits are ugly
13) I am the oldest of three girls
14) My favorite movie of all time is Mary Poppins
15) I was a nanny for 15 years
16) I love grandma underwear (TMI I know)I am a comfort kind of gal
17) I love eggplant parmigiana
18) My hubby calls me sweetness
19) I loved riding my bike and playing ditch em when growing up.
20) I used to have the same reoccurring nightmare about a wind up mouse for years.
21) I can pick up quarters with my toes
22) I love country decor and stuff from Amish country
23) I am a want to be photographer
24) I was raised Catholic and went to Catholic school for a few years and survived
25) I hate Math

Whiny Wednesday

Do you ever have a day when all you want to do is turn into Wendy Whiner? Well I am having one of those days. Today I am trying to clean my house and am amazed that we just did a quick cleanup yesterday and today we need to re vacuum, dust and pick up. My kids drive me crazy. I am on them all the time to put their stuff away but they still leave it out. They aren't even phased when I take it away for awhile unless it is my oldest's PlayStation or a game boy. I feel like a broken record" Make your bed", Put your clothes in the Hamper" Pick up your toys" . I should just put it all on a tape and push a button when needed.
And the Bathroom!!! Need I get started on that? Daddy Jim needs to give the boys a AIM lesson. Time for Let's sink the Cheerios. Maybe I need to cover the mirror in there. I have on more than one occasion seen the boys looking at themselves in the mirror when they are supposed to be watching their aim. Can you spell GROSS!!!! I thank God I am having a girl. Maybe I should turn bathroom cleaning duty over to all "three little boys" in the house. Maybe then they will be more careful.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Memorial Day BBQ

Yesterday we spent a wonderful day up in North Jersey close to the PA line at the home of an awesome Christian couple at our church. We had a fun day eating, fellow shipping with our Pastors and friends. I fell in love with the log cabin home and just being surrounded by the woods. I was a little disappointed to not catch a glimpse of a black bear. They are said to frequent the area along with many deer. My kids loved their two little doggies. It is just so peaceful out in the middle of nowhere. We are truly blessed with our friends. I am amazed at the dedication that Sarah and Vincent have. This couple drives an hour and a half to church not once but twice a week. I never understood how they could do it until I saw the area that they live in.
I pray that God richly blesses them for their faithfulness and commitment. I will post some pictures later once I find my camera.


Here is Kiarrah waiting patiently for the judge to finish After she is adopted. Dominic was so overwhelmed there and had pure terror written all over his face. Rey had to perform for the cameras.

No Turning Back

I think I am going through a change in my life. God is changing things but for the better or should I say that I am finally allowing Him too. I am so tired of compromising my beliefs and morals to be accepted by others. I have done it for years to please friends or should I say people who I thought were my friends. It amazes me how eventually you find out who your true friends are. I want to be transparent. A what you see is what you get kind of friend. I recently read a quote on Kari's blog that really struck me. "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. " Dr. Suess. It is so true. We get wrapped up in fitting in and conforming. We are only hurting ourselves in the end because we then become someone we are not. I spent years being friends with people who would curse and and not live a life of Christ yet would claim to be Ultimate Christians. I am not talking about people who aren't Christians. It is those people who know better. It is a hypocrisy. They live two different lives. I am by no means claiming to be a perfect Christian because that is so far from the Truth. I am no longer going to sit back and allow people to corrupt the Christian Faith in my presence. The gossipping, foul mouths, and negativity about My Lord and Savior. I am going to only surround myself with people who are not Joy Robbers, people who walk what they talk and those that live a life glorifying God. I want to Shine for Him. I want people to see something in me that they want. I want them to have my peace! I want unbelievers to see that I can truly love them. There is no turning back now.


Your Linguistic Profile:

70% General American English

15% Yankee

5% Dixie

5% Upper Midwestern

0% Midwestern
This somewhat shocks me considering I am from the midwest but have lived in the East for almost the same amount of time.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Gracie knows....

her name. Last night when my hubby and I were laying in bed he was talking to my stomach and rubbing it. Every time He would say Gracie's name she would kick really hard. Like she was saying " here I am daddy". She did it like 6 times. He has felt little flutters here and there but these were full force kicks.

Where are the Brains

It is amazing how people will use someones blog to harass someone. The funny thing is that they are SOOOO stupid. They don't realize that a lot of people with blogs use a system called Sitemeter that will allow them to see the location of the people that read their blogs and to see how long they were on and what pages they viewed. They also fail to see that the times that they place anonymous comments match with their viewing times. If you have something to say to me at least have the guts to say it with your true identity.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Question of the Week

Do you have God Parents for your Child and you are not Catholic? What does it mean to you? What do you do if the God parents are no longer active in the child's life or no longer Serving God?

Refreshing Weekend

I did manage to go back to sleep yesterday for a few hours. It was so weird. After reading my baby book I feel better. It is normal and I am starting to nest. I feel like I have to start getting everything ready. I still have so much to do but really need to take it easy with being a bed rest. Thank God it is modified and I don't have to literally stay in bed. I would go crazy.
Jim and I had a nice relaxing weekend. The kids went to stay with Dominic's Godmother since Friday. We were originally supposed to go out of town for a wedding but with the way I have been feeling and getting so tired and then with the bed rest we decided to just stay local. The price of gas out here helped us make that decision too. Friday night we dropped them off and then went to see the twins. We had a nice relaxing visit and then had Dairy Queen for Dinner LOL. We are bad I know. I had a banana split blizzard and it was awesome.
Saturday we did laundry and went looking for some shorts for me. It is just so hot and I need something cooler to wear. It is so hard to find plus size maternity clothes. I would buy plus size clothing but they fit so big everywhere else if I go up a size and I don't want to look sloppy. This way I can consign my clothes of sell them on eBay when I am done with them. I did find 3 pairs at the outlet mall by me. It was sad because I only had the energy to go into two stores. I hate that because I love to shop. I felt like such a party pooper to my husband.
Saturday night we went out to dinner with some friends that we have not been able to see in a long time. We had an awesome time. They treated us to dinner at the Cheesecake Factory to celebrate Ki's adoption and my pregnancy. It was yummy and nice a quiet with no children around.
Today we slept in until 10 and picked up the kiddos. They were a handful and a good form of birth control for a newly married couple. :) Their reaction when we came and got the kids was the same reaction we had when we dropped them off. I love my kids but sometimes you just need a break to refresh and recharge. I am so blessed to have people in my life that can see when we need help and they step forward.
Today the kids are definitely giving us a hard time. I guess they missed us. LOL Oh well this too shall pass. Guess who is going to bed early? We have a BBQ to go to tomorrow. I need to figure out what I am going to take.
I hope it isn't too hot.

Saturday, May 26, 2007


I can't believe I have been up since 3:45 am. I just cannot sleep. I had to get up and clean the dishes I left in my sink and change the kids sheets. They are gone for two nights to give us a break and I still couldn't sleep. Could it be nesting already? This is the time I should have been sleeping. It just kept bothering me that I have so much to do. I know I am weird. Maybe it is my body preparing me for the lack of sleep that I am going to get.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Long Day

I will be posting adoption pictures soon. Mine did not come out that great unfortunately. The ones that did have other people in them and I don't want to post them until I get permission. Today was a long tiring day. I should be sleeping right now but have a few things to do first. We went to a funeral today for my Father in Laws Wife's Father. He had passed away this week. I was happy we were able to be there to show them love and support.

Belly Shots

OK OK here are some shots of my ever expanding belly. I feel like I am gonna topple over somedays.


Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Sweet Potato Update

Just thought I would give you all and update on baby Gracie. I went for a Dr.'s appointment and Ultrasound yesterday. I have been having a ton of pressure down on my left side and on my back. Guess I know why now. The little booger is already 2 lbs 10 ounces and loves to sit on my left side. She was beating the crap out of me with her feet and hands and then just in constant motion. She is a hyper child LOL.All the pressure I have been feeling was just that. The tech did an internal just to make sure my cervix was good and it was fine. My amniotic fluid is up thank goodness but my placenta is still low. Thank goodness it hasn't more closer to the cervix. I am still on a moderate bed rest and need to take it easy. Her heartbeat was nice and strong and my blood pressure was good. They took some blood to check my AIC and to see if I was anemic because of how tired I have been. I am now 4 pounds up from my pre-pregnancy weight. I am doing really good with the weight issue. I just hope I can keep it up for the next 2 months.
I am just anxiously waiting her arrival. I have so much to do to get ready.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

The Day We have all Been Waiting for...

The post you have all been waiting for. Kiarrah is Now officially one of us by name. She has always been one in our heart but now it is official. A dream has finally come true. Let me start off by saying that I couldn't sleep at all Thursday night. I was so afraid that we would wake up and someone would be too sick (Kiarrah and Reynaldo both have strep throat or a virus but are on antibotics) or that we would get a call that court was canceled. I just was so full of fear that something would make this day not happen.
Kiarrah woke up that morning announcing that "Today was her special Day". She kept asking who all was gonna be there and would get excited with each person we said. I was beyond amazed with the amount of support and love we received. We were accompanied by 15 additional people that were family and friends. The judge was amazed and said that was the most people she had ever seen come out for an adoption finalization. There is also 5 in our family so we filled the courtroom. She was brought to tears and I believe she felt the presence of God as we gathered together for this joyous event. It was different for her than most adoptions. Even our attorney was moved by it all. Kiarrah was quite the young lady answering the judges questions. Everyone awwed when she answered who she was sitting by when she said my mommy, daddy and my brothers. When Dominic was asked if he wanted a sister he said no. That just proved how much of a real family we are. Typical answer from a typical brother LOL. It was funny because they chose to ask my husband all the birthday and birth places questions that he just had no clue about. That brought much laughter in the courtroom. Finally the lawyer moved that she would present the answers and he could confirm. He was so nervous. I was so full of emotion that it was hard to hold back the tears. I just thought so much about how God put my family together the way he did. I thought a lot about how the birth mother would feel. It was such a roller coaster of emotion. We ended the session with pictures. I will be sure to post some later. We also saw so many of the Divisions employees that we have worked with throughout the years that joined us to celebrate. In a way this was the ideal location because it is where it all began those 8 years ago when we became foster parents. We had many visitations, and evals and appointments there. Now a final closure of the road of fostercare and adoption. We went out to eat to a DELICIOUS diner afterward with some people to celebrate. It was wonderful!!! She received many heartfelt gifts that she will treasure always.
We ended the evening with a houseful of people and cake and pizza(kiarrahs favorite food) I wish my family could have been out for this but I know that we were in their thoughts all day. It would have been the icing on the cake. Kiarrah was surround by those that love her and support our family. What more could we ask for. Thank you to all who were there. We love you all.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Update on my Sick Kiddos

Well, We are off to the Dr. tomorrow am. The fevers just will not stay down. Kiarrahs was low grade all day and then tonight it started spiking again. Reynaldo's is super high and he has had two soaks in the tub to keep it down. I finally called the Dr. and she had me up the meds a little and told me to keep doing the bath thing if it doesn't get lower and to push fluids. Kiarrah has been thirsty but Rey hasn't. I just get so nervous when they are like this and it always happens when he is out of town. UGH. Please pray that we can get through the night with no trips to the ER and that I don't get whatever it is. They are not showing any signs of anything else bothering them except for headaches.

Toothpicks needed

Anyone have any toothpicks to hold my eyes open? I am so tired. The Butterfly woke me up at 3 am crying that no one was cuddling with her. She came in my room and crawled in my bed where I was fully stretched out enjoying the fact that I had it all to myself. When I cuddled her close I realized that she was burning up with a fever. It was 102 under her arm. Started Motrin and couldn't get it to break until around 5. I have been alternating both Tylenol and Motrin for her. Rey then came in at 5 and was also burning up. Poor little guy has been sleeping in my bed all morning. He is miserable. All they have complained about is that their heads hurt. All I want to do is go to sleep but that is not possible with Ki being awake. Even when she is sick she is mischievous. She is alittle calmer though and easier to manage. I just pray it all leaves the house by tomorrow. Friday is the adoption and we will not miss it for the world.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Adoption Tributes

This is one of the most beautiful Adoption Tribute slideshows I have ever viewed. This woman and family are just so amazing that I had to share. God Bless them. I am warning you ahead of time. You need tissues.

Is it August Yet

My husband has left for three days for an IT conference in PA. I am already feeling so overwhelmed. It is so hard to be with my kids alone. To top it off I am soooooooooo tired and just downright achy. I had a hard time sleeping last night. It didn't matter which side I slept on both hips just hurt and my lower back. Today I feel so crampy and just slow at moving. I ended up getting sick this am after having a brief reprieve from it for a few days. Oh well. Can you tell I am feeling down? The kids don't have school again today for some teacher in service day. I can't believe how many days these kids get off. No wonder they are in school until the end of June. I am going to try and be alittle productive today. I need to come up with some kind of menu for the little party after "the butterflies" adoption ceremony.
Best hit those recipe books.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Question of the Week

What is one thing you want to accomplish in your life by the end of the summer?

Feeling Blessed

I can't believe that Kiarrah's adoption will be finalized the end of this week. We have been waiting for this day for years. I am just so honored and blessed by the people that want to be there for this special day. When the boys were adopted it was the same way. I thank God for my friends and family and my church.

Whirlwind Weekend

I am pooped! What a jam packed weekend. That is not a complaint though. I just know I need to rest a little more than I actually did this weekend. I am paying for it today.
Friday I went to an awesome concert at my church that was done by our Worship Pastor and the Choir. My husband is in the choir. It was an amazingly uplifting evening of worship and fellowship. My kids were home snug in their beds with a babysitter keeping a watchful eye on them. Just the kind of night I needed. I went along with a friend and she was an awesome Date. Love ya Luz. Saturday I ran some errands after getting to sleep in until 9 am. We then had a BBQ with Our Pastors. I finally got to know them better on a more personal level and we had many laughs and fun.
Sunday!!! Mother's Day!!! Awww I am amazed at my husband and children. I am so lucky. They made me breakfast in bed! We went to church for a beautiful service and then I had my buddy, my pal over for another cookout. I guess we should actually call it a cook in. We got our grill but now need outdoor furniture so that we can actually eat outside.
My children made me all kinds of goodies at school and Sunday school. Dominic gave me so many kisses yesterday and kept telling me that he loved me. For the most part they even were pretty well behaved. That was all I wanted for Mother's Day.
All in all it was a wonderful weekend spent with family and friends. Just the way I like it.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Dear Gracie

Dearest Gracie,
I just wanted to thank you for allowing me to lose all of the contents of my stomach tonight after dinner. I do hope that you got the nutrition that you needed from my grilled Boca Burger, bean salad and Pickles. Maybe it was the pickles that threw you over the edge. UGH! I had hoped to get by today with out throwing up and fought it many times since this morning.
I would also like to thank you for the return of " my girls" I paid good money to have them removed 7 years ago and you are reminding me that my money was well spent ( along with the help of the insurance company too). It looks like it is time for me to purchase new " over the shoulder Boulder holders." I do hope after breastfeeding that they will shrink but not slink. I want them to be perky like they were before. Maybe I can use the bras as a hammock for you as you grow and I shrink.
The stretch marks are really lovely too. I mean I had my share of them from my fatness before and didn't think it was possible to get anymore. Boy was I wrong. I guess I will call them my badges of honor for being blessed with you.
I can't blame not seeing my feet on you because I couldn't see them before but this waddling is something new! Especially when trying to climb the stairs. Awww the many joys of pregnancy.
I do hope when you are born you realize how much I love you and even though I am complaining and miserable now it will all be worth it in the end.
Love, Mommy

Click Take a Pic

Kiarrah in her favorite Shirt. It is so fitting for her personality

Strike a Pose.

Kiarrah and one of her Godmothers. They don't get to see each other often due to college but they love each other.

Private Blog

I have had a couple people email me that they want to be readers of my private blog. I just need you to send me your google email account address so that I can invite you. If you don't use a google account ( which is free btw) you will not be able to comment.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007


With Mother's Day approaching I am usually struck by such a sadness. Not for myself but for the birth mothers of my children. I guess it has hit me more this year because of carrying my little bundle in my womb right now. How do they feel on that day? Do they think of the child that was either taken away or given up? With Dom and Kiarrah the judge terminated rights after many years because both mothers were crack addicts and didn't want to ( or just couldn't bring themselves to) go through a drug rehab and detox. Neither child was the first born. It was history repeating itself many times. I can't imagine a mother not feeling something or wondering and missing their child. I sometimes wish I could have contact with them in someway and reassure them that their offspring was safe and doing well. Dominic's birthmother gave birth to him and left the hospital and was never seen again. Her need for the drug was so strong that she didn't look back. Kiarrah's mother fought for her but in all the wrong ways. With agression, a drugged up stupor and violence. She is extremely unstable and unable to take care of even herself. Rey's mom surrendered her rights because she felt he was better off with people who could provide for him. She too struggled with the Demon called Crack. She met us through foster care and named us as the people she wanted him to be with She had a deep love for her child and wanted what was best for him. I pray for each mother all of the time. Thank you for allowing me to be the Mother to your offspring.

Wacky Wednesday

I am so tired today. I slept over at the twins house because their parents went out of town. I can't believe my girls are already 13. I was their nanny for 8 years. I took the little butterfly with me and she loved all of the attention. They gave her a bath in their jacuzzi tub and she thought that was AWESOME! Especially when the bubbles from the shampoo started multiplying. We just spent a quiet evening at home after they completed all of their homework.
Rachel got out her stethoscope (a real one) and we all listened to Gracie's heartbeat. It was awesome. I wasn't certain at first if we would be able to hear it. They thought it was so neat.
I had a hard time sleeping. Kiarrah and I shared the bed in the guest room and she is such a bed hog and then I just couldn't get comfortable. Baby girl is laying low in the front of my stomach where it folds when you sit. It even feels weird walking up stairs.
Today I am going to veg and try to fit a nap in. Kiarrah was up so early. I am hoping she will lay down too. I have life group tonight so want to be refreshed. Not falling asleep. I have so much to do around here but hey God didn't do it all in one day, why should I :)

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Sugar Rey Funny

Yesterday when Rey came home from school he looks at me and says " So mom How was Gracie today? LOL. I said to him that she has been a little kicker. His response? GOOD!
He is so into her and can't wait for her arrival. I am so touched when he comes over to me and rubs my belly and kisses it. He always prays for her every night " Dear Jesus help Gracie and mommy to have sweet dreams. He is such a sensitive soul.

Sweet Potato Update

Have I mentioned lately that I am SO SICK OF THROWING UP!!!!! This morning sickness has got to go! I don't know how Bulimics can do it. I thought I was in the clear after not getting sick Saturday and Sunday morning but BAM yesterday morning and today I got hit. I shouldn't have even thought I was in the clear! Baby sweet potato has been very active lately at night. She likes to kick away. Can't wait for my next Ultrasound to see how big she has gotten.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Question of the Week

What do you feel is your biggest Challenge as a Parent?

Busy Like a Bee Weekend

Boy am I tired today but blessed. We had such a busy weekend. Friday we got our grill and planted some flowers. It was such a beautiful day. Saturday the kids had their classes at the Arts Academy and then we had some friends over for a mini cookout. We enjoyed a meal of brats, hot dogs, baked beans, and Homemade Macaroni Salad ( it was mighty yummy if I might say so myself). We topped it off with Strawberry Shortcake. It was a nice evening of fellowship with friends.
Sunday was an awesome service at church. I was so blessed by the message. It really encouraged me to get closer to God and to NOT make compromises. I will write more about all of that later. Jim went with our Senior Pastor to minister at another church so I was at service myself. I was blessed with many people that helped me with my kids. If any of you are reading this " Thank You". We had more friends over last night. I am really so happy that we moved where we did. We made sacrifices for this move but what we have gained far outweighs the losses.
Today I am hoping to get the house cleaned alittle and then have some down time. I need to spend sometime doing my devotions and need to try and fit in a nap.

New Foster Parents

I have friends from church that are in the final stages of becoming licensed foster parents here in New Jersey. If you get a chance can you stop over to Michele's Blog to say hi and to offer some encouragement? Thanks

Friday, May 04, 2007

KiKi Funnies

We were walking to pick up the boys from School yesterday and Kiarrah had something in her shoe and says to me " Mommy I have something Spicy in my shoe". I think she meant to say Spiky.

I asked Kiarrah to go in the bathroom and get her spray for her hair so I could style it. She says " You mean the one that makes my hair perfect?

Let it Shine, Let it Shine, Let it Shine

What another beautiful day outside. I am going to go buy some flowers and window boxes and do some planting. Kiarrah is very excited about the whole process. I will be sure to take some pictures. We need some sprucing up around here.
I can't believe that next week I will start my third trimester. It amazes me. Tonight I get to go to a baby shower for a friend from church. They do things alittle different around here. They invite the whole family. The theme is The Hundred Acre Woods. I can't wait until my baby shower. I have actually already registered for items at Target and Babies R Us.
I need to go buy some paint today also. We are going to start painting Kiarrahs room and them Rey and Gracie's. We are doing Kiarrahs Room in lavender on two walls and yellow on the other two. Rey and the sweet potato's room is going to be sage green. Dom has a neutral wallpaper on his room so we don't need to paint in there. I would like to have Jim paint a picket fence with flowers on Kiarrahs wall but I don't know when he would find the time. Maybe they have a Wally like that. I will have to look.
Enjoy your day everyone.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Thursday Blahs

I just can't seem to get motivated today. It is gorgeous out but I have been stuck inside with morning sickness that doesn't seem to want to let up today. I am sooo tired too. Why? I had a good night sleep. I hit my 6 month mark yesterday and my stomach looks like a watermelon. It was funny because I wanted to sleep on my left side yesterday and Gracie wouldn't let me. She seemed to be all curled up on that side and it put too much pressure. I have been dealing with tingly and numb wrists and hands that past few days. They are especially bad after waking and if I have had them under my pillow at night.
This weekend we are going to get some window boxes and Kiarrah and I are going to plant some flowers. I would also like to plant some in the back yard. We are also going to finally get a grill tomorrow. I am looking forward to that. I love outdoor grilled food.

Private Blog

I have decided to start a new blog for some of my more innermost thoughts about things. This is an invite only blog. If you would like to be a part of this please email me privately and let me know what your email address is so I can invite you. There are just some topics and thoughts I don't want broadcasted all over the web. I don't know who all my readers are. I will be still writing on this blog almost daily and that will be for more personal issues and my poems.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Need I Say More?

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Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketI have a new craving. Granny Smith apples. I just love the tartness. Kiarrah even wanted one because I have been eating all of them and she thinks she is missing out on something yummy. Think it will work if I started eating a lot of spinach?

Allergy Eyes

Yesterday was such a busy day. My "worlds famous Soccer Player" Reynaldo woke up with his eyes swollen almost all the way shut. Poor guy was suffering from major allergies. I kept him home and took him to the Dr.'s for some much need meds. Give the kid a little Claritin, eye drops and nose spray and he is back to himself. Now we have to up the Asthma maintence meds. I guess it is that time of year again. Today is another appointment for him. I am beginning to hate visits to the Dr. I have an appointment with my Endocrinologist. Gonna have to take Dom and Ki with me. Dom was not feeling well this morning but this is an important appointment that I have already had to reschedule once before. Got to keep that sugar under control and under the careful eye of the Dr.
I slept really well last night. Baby Gracie actually took it easy on my bladder for the night. I am ready to face my day.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Update on the Sweet Potato

I apologize for not posting this sooner. I so appreciate all of the emails and comments that you have sent my way. Believe me, the prayers have been felt and were heard. My amniotic fluid is on the rise. Still on the low normal range but better none the less. The Dr. just said to keep doing what I have been doing. At least it isn't hospital bed rest. I do have a new concern but I have come to the conclusion it will always be something. Gracie is after all the wonder baby. I have very low placenta that has to be closely monitored so that it doesn't turn into Placenta Previa. The Dr. is pretty certain that I will have a scheduled C-section and more than like have her a little early at 37-38 weeks. My blood pressure and sugar are in excellent condition and I am still 2 pounds under my pre pregnancy weight. Hopefully I will end up smaller than before after she is born. God knows I need to drop the weight.

Cloud Nine

Yesterday my husband arranged a babysitter and took me out to dinner to a very nice restaurant called the 3 Forty Grill to celebrate our 13th Wedding Anniversary. It was such a beautiful night and we sat outside to eat overlooking the NY skyline. We weren't sure where to go and eat but after this place came highly recommended to us we decided it was just what we were looking for. ROMANTIC but yet only 5 miles from home. For an appetizer we enjoyed a Mozzarella Tower which was piled with roasted portabella, sliced house mozzarella,red bell peppers, basil, extra virgin olive oil with grilled focaccia on the side. Even Mr. Anti mushrooms ate the portabella. For dinner I had an Asian Steak Caesar Salad that was made up of seasoned hanger steak, spicy cashews,crispy wontons, romaine lettuce and topped with a Caesar dressing. Jim had the special 3 Forty Burger which was a 10 oz char grilled burger topped with Wisconsin cheddar,hickory smoked bacon, brioche. Everything was so delicious. We ended our evening with coffee and we shared a dessert of Death By Chocolate Brownie which was a mouth watering chocolate explosion of ice cream,chocolate fudge, caramel and white chocolate shavings. Afterwards we walked along the water for awhile and talked. I still feel like I am walking on cloud nine. I even got the ultimate kiss while overlooking New York. :)