Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Bad Cookie

...my bad bad puppy...you all have no idea how much this puppy has eaten in my house...my $500 hot tub cover, countless shoes, new $40 soccer cleats, my 2 very expensive ottomans, and even the shoes I am wearing today...Don't let this face fool you...I am not sure what to do with her...we love her..but can I handle this??? We load her up with rawhide and bully sticks galore but she always manages to give me some kind of trouble...any suggestions? I am truly contemplating finding her a new home. :-(

Blizzard of 2009!

So we got about 20 inches of snow over the weekend...my office building was closed on Monday and the kids are out of school this entire week...so they get an extra long break until Jan 4! My puppy loves the snow and Poops wants to live in it...then there is Peeps who can only handle about 10 minutes of the freezing then she's ready to come in. It doesn't help that its like pulling teeth to get her to put on a pair of socks. Anywhoo...Saturday was super fun playing in the snow and sledding with our old man Scrappy Doo. Above is the pic..please notice how high the snow is to Poops legs and way taller than old man Scrappy. We haven't had a blizzard like this since 1996 when hubby and I were stuck at his parents house for many days....

Here's a pic of our house in the day covered by a white blanket of snow...

and here it is in the evening..so pretty!

Here's a pic of Poops getting ready to sled with her dad

and here is one of my back yard...Poops is playing with Cookie who loves to eat the snow

So after all the fun on Saturday we slept like babies and woke up to a freezing cold house...why? Because our heat broke down! Of course the timing was just splendid considering we were in a freaking blizzard! Lucky for me I have a friend whose husband does heating and ac..and he came over to say...we need a part..and I don't have it..I will have to order it tomorrow and come first thing in the morning...my jaw drops as I realize we have to endure this freezing cold for an entire day and through he night. Guess what that means...sleepover! We do have a fireplace and we put it to good use on Sunday...we all huddled up on the pull out bed in the living room in front of the fire including our 2 dogs, ferret, and birds. It went down to 50degrees and I woke up every 2 hours to put more wood on the fire. Dear hubby was out like a log...but every time I walked by the birds they'd freak out and start flapping their wings and swaking...birds...I am trying to keep you warm! haha..

Peeps was too thrilled that we had a sleepover in the living room and wanted to do it all the time..I was thankful for my friend's husband who got to my house at 11am and my heat was on and working within the hour.

My dear old dad (with his sweetness) shoveled out all our cars, sidewalk, and even my mailbox and driveway! He then had enough energy to go sledding with Poops. I have the best dad ever!

P.S. For those of you wondering about my pregnancy and sickness..I'm still sick..but I've found that eating hot peppers and Tabasco help keep some foods down...it's something...I still throw up about once a day..and I'm on 2 meds now. I'm hoping it will pass soon...please let it pass...but I do feel a lot better than before..nights are always the worst.

A little photo of Baby #3 at 8 weeks and 2 days

Thursday, December 03, 2009

So sick...with hypermesis again....

I'm on meds for the nausea and vomiting but they don't always work. I ended up in the hospital on Monday for IV treatments for dehydration. My body wouldn't accept any food or drink for 4 days. It was horrible...now I am able to eat some things but not too much and very small quantities. Everyone is worried about me not being able to take prenatals and all I can worry about is if I will make it through another day without chucking all my food.

On a good note, I got to see a picture of my baby and my due date is scheduled for 6.27.09. They have said they will take the baby a week or two early because of my history with delivering big babies. How can this precious little thing inside of me make me so incredibly sick? I've even lost weight....but I carry on. I do my best to take my meds (which dissolve on my tongue!) and eat as much as I can. Peeps said God is mean because she sees how I am so sick and she relates God putting the baby in my belly to him being mean. What do I say to that? Poor thing...she wants to take care of me and Poops has been helping with the house work. Dear hubby tries to get me b vitamins and ginger tonics to help but all in all I feel horrible. I am thankful to my family for being so supportive and to God for blessing us with another family member. I pray that this hypermesis doesn't last 6 months like it did with Poops.

Thanks for listening!