Monday, June 29, 2009

Well, he doesn't know anything!

So, today was supposed to be a BIG day! Let me explain...

Dr. Ultrasound, as I will call him, has done an ultrasound with me every time I have previously seen him. So, naturally, I am hoping that we will be having another one since a) he has done them every time b) because he said he was going to do a screening. So, at 7 am, I start counting the hours til 3 pm. Let me tell you, it is a long time! So I get ready, and arrive promptly at my appointment 20 minutes before 3 pm with my husband and son in tote to see the little baby! YAY! Fast forward 20 minutes later...

The nurse takes me back to a room that I normally don't go to. The first thing I notice is there is NO ultrasound machine. WHAT?! I immediately tell her that I should be getting an ultrasound (totally bluffing) to see if she responds. Didn't work. Then I tell her about how I had been looking forward to this for a month, and my husband and son were here, blah, blah, blah-- trying to pull the sap story. Didn't work. BUT alas, she says she would go ahead and ask the doctor. Oh yes! Dr. Ultrasound would surely pull through for me, right. Wrong. They promptly informed me that they would be doing that in the radiation department in a month. Joy. So, she proceeds to take my blood pressure. I did inform her that it would probably be a little elevated since I was a little peeved at the moment. She laughed...I didn't. 139/77...I am normally 100/60. A little peeved? I think so. So Dr. Ultrasound comes in the room and asks how things are and I said "Just fine!" with a forced smile on my face. He tells me that my screening will not consist of an ultrasound but rather a lovely blood test. Cool, not. He then proceeds to find the baby's heartbeat. After a minute or so, I finally hear the most beautiful sound in the world coming in at 160 bpm. Can we say girl?! :)

I then tell him of my massive 48 hour migraine which he then tells me is from allergies. Mind you, I was raised in NW Arkansas, home of every type of living allergy there is. I have suffered from allergies since I was born! I joke that I am allergic to the outside. I know what allergies are. I know what MY allergies are. I know that I have never had a migraine from allergies. But, Dr. Ultrasound assured me that that was the problem. Riiiiiiiiight.

I then proceed to the lab where I have the most nervous looking blood tech guy draw my blood. He made me so nervous that I asked if he was nervous. Of course he told me no. But the boy didn't know what tube to fill and he kept getting his glove caught when tying up my arm. Scary. But low and behold, I didn't feel a thing! Thank goodness. I then proceeded to the radiation department to schedule my ultrasound! The boy then informs me that ALL of July is booked and they would call me in the middle of July to schedule me for August sometime. They don't do 20 week ultrasounds here at the lovely 29 Palms Naval Hospital...they prefer to agonize the mother til 21-24 weeks. What a load of crap!

Robert and I then decided to go 'down the hill' tomorrow to an ultrasound place and have a gender determination done. Now, you are probably thinking that I am the most impatient person in the world, but I do have reasons. I present you:
1. Robert is possibly going to attend Squad Leaders Course down in Pendleton in July and will be gone for 3 months-- only coming home for weekends. I don't, and he doesn't want to miss finding out the gender of the baby.
2. I want to be able to shop when I go back home this week and share the news when someone asks.
3. I am actually impatient :)

So...tomorrow is our new BIG day! Our appt is 2:30 PST (4:30 CST) but I did leave a message to call me if they had anything open earlier in the day! You know me! ;P

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Migraines, Migraines go away!

Since Friday morning I have been fighting the worst migraine possible. It started out as one of those dull, annoying headaches, and I would normally pop a Tylenol and say "So long!", but with the pregnancy, I am always cautious of anything I take. I finally broke down after 24 hours of dealing with the migraine and nauseousness. Of course, it didn't do hardly anything. Finally, last night I headed to Subway to get Thompson and I some dinner and I grabbed a coke. It really helped for about 2 hours. By the time I was getting ready for bed, it was back in full force. But, AT LAST! This morning I woke up feeling so much better! Thank goodness. So enough of my complaining! :)

Thompson is taking a nap and Robert is home. All is well! Robert does have to go to work in an hour tho. Oh well. Hopefully for not too long. Tonight, I am going to venture and make something new. I love trying new foods-- especially comfort foods. Shepherd's Pie. YUM! I see it made on the food network and have always wanted to try it. Hello?! Meat, veggies, and mashed potatoes all in one...definitely heavenly. I will post pictures as I go if I remember since I have my camera back. I am following Emeril's recipe, so I hope he doesn't let me down.

Tomorrow is hopefull the BIG ultrasound. Well, I am just hoping they can tell me the gender. I really, honestly, truly do not care whether it is a boy or girl. I am just a very, very impatient person and well I want to know! Ha!

Anyways, I am thinking I am going to wait until I get to Arkansas to hopefully announce the exciting news. But, I doubt I can wait! :)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Complete Randomness

Ok, so the past two nights I have been having the absolute weirdest cravings for food right before I go to bed. The first night I made a grilled cheese with pickles on it and ate the whole thing. Then last night, at 11:30, I decided to get saltine crackers, cheese, and tapatio picante sauce and make me little sandwhiches. Gosh, they were good. I am so surprised I didn't have the absolute worst heartburn ever. It went really well with my crazy chicken, corn casserole pizza I made. Ha!

This morning I woke up with a little more energy. Thank goodness! Until now, I have been about the laziest person ever. I have not been exercising, let alone just walking. One, due to the heat. Two, I just don't feel like it. Well this morning I checked the weather-- perfect 72 degrees. So I got Thompson ready, fed, and in the stroller and away we went. I walked a good couple of miles and on the way back stopped at the gym. I did a few arm and leg machines. I swear my muscles have been in hibernation for the past 3 months. Luckily, I made it through. Thompson was a trooper. He sat in the stroller the entire time. When we got to the gym, I turned on the Disney Channel and he sat and watched his show. So, when I was done I took him and let him play on the playground. He loves it! We played until his cheeks were red from all of the running around. So I coaxed him home by telling him that we could watch "Nemo". Boy, did he like that idea. So on the way to the house he shouted "Nemo, Nemo, Nemo!" Over and over. It was too cute.

We might venture to the pool this afternoon depending on his mood...mine too! :)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Boredom will be the death of me!

I know, I know... you are probably wondering how can you be bored with an almost 2 year old running around? Well, I am. Yesterday we went to the pool. We were doing so good until Thompson discovered that he could stand on the steps of the pool and jump around there. I could see the lifeguard eyeing me to get him off of them, so every few minutes I would pull him off to swim around. He got so mad at me everytime. So after about 45 minutes of the back and forth, back and forth I decided to go home. So, I am thinking tomorrow I will try and venture to the pool yet again. It really was refreshing to be in the water with it being so hot.

Last night, I was checking out one of my fave local websites and found an awesome rocker & glider for $50! So, I loaded up and went and got it. It is so pretty! It is a dark walnut looking wood that will go great with the crib and other furniture. I plan on recovering the pad on it to go with whatever decor we decide on. I was planning on buying a new rocker and that would be one of my bigger purchases since I don't have to buy a crib and such with this baby. But for $50, I saved us some major cash! That just talked me into the custom bedding I am wanting even more ;) My sister has been a gem in finding a cute website that does custom bedding for a very reasonable price. So now I am just waiting to find out what the baby is to start making some decisions! Can you tell I am excited?!

Tonight...I am making a pizza. I am trying to get rid of a bunch of leftovers, so we will see how this turns out. It will have chicken, onions, hot corn casserole and whatever else I can find that needs to be used!

Also, please remember my sweet husband in your prayers. He is really, really sick and stuck up in Baltimore. Today they took him by ambulance to the hospital. He was diagnosed with an inner ear infection and what not. So they gave him some fluids and antibiotics. Hopefully he will start to feel better. Oh, and he has my camera, so I won't be able to post any pictures til he comes home. But, by the sound of it...he isn't really able to get out and sight see and take many pictures. Poor guy!

Ok, how many watch Jon and Kate + 8? I loved the show. This season has been just horrible and really sometimes unbearable to watch. Well to those of you who don't watch the show (or maybe live in a cave) may not have heard that our one-time fave families is splitting up. SHOCKER! I know, who would have thought?! They (Jon) decided that it would be best to get a divorce so that way, since he is only 32, can live his life...but for his children, right? It is funny that everytime they are asked a question it is "Well, I do everything I can...for my kids". Yeah right! I am sure when you were shacking up with the 23 year old school teacher it was for your family, right? Uh huh. So the paparazzi has got to him and the $$$ signs has got to Kate. Pitiful. But remember... they do it all for their kids.

Speaking of shockers, I am so ready for the reunion of Real Housewives of New Jersey! Now that IS a cat fight I am ready to see! Mob wives, bubbies, and nasty Danielle... now that is entertainment! :)

Not much else going on. Thompson is sitting on the couch talking to himself. If I don't watch out, I will probably end up doing the same! Ha!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Hi, My name is Lenora...and I am a slacker! :)

Yes, sorry for the lack of posts. It feels like I am missing my motivation gene or something. Since my last post, Robert's dad was in for a visit. While he was here, we went to Oceanside a for a few days! I love getting away, but I love my home even more! There was one good plus to the trip tho...

Rosa's Tortilla Factory a.k.a. Mexican Food Heaven is one of my absolute favorite places in the entire world! My wonderful friend, Christina introduced me to Rosa's a while back, and since then I cannot get enough. They have their own little tortilla factory right there in the restaurant, so everything is so fresh! Including the yummy sopapillas! Oh my goodness! While in Oceanside, we went to the beach a couple of times and strolled through the neatest street market that they have once a week. They have the neatest things there along with the yummiest homemade food. I am talking about Soul Food to Philly Cheesesteak Sandwhiches to Indian Food. I wish I could have sampled it all. But I didn't... I did however have my eye on a foot tall sno-cone that was calling my name and if I ever go back to that place I am definitely getting one! Ha!

Right now, Robert is on a little trip to Maryland. I am not quite sure I know what he is there for, but I do know he is sick. Poor baby. Everytime I call he is in bed. He thinks it is a bad sinus infection.

Next week is my 16-week scan at my dr's appt. I am hoping that during my ultrasound the dr. will take a little peek and hopefully be able to tell us the gender of the baby. I am still leaning towards girl, but my dear husband reminds me everyday that I am just going to get my hopes up. He is convinced that he can only have boys. Ha! I would love to just prove hime wrong. :)

After that, bright and early (like 2 a.m.) we will be headed to this lovely place.

Actually, I am scared of this place and I really don't know why. I have never flown there and from what I always here, it sounds so intimidating. But hey, maybe I will see someone famous while I am there!

Which leads me onto... our trip back to this wonderful state!

I am so excited to be going back for a summer visit. I did just leave there a month ago, but I am too excited to go back. Robert will be able to stay for 10 days, while Thompson and I will be there for about 20. I am hoping many trips to White Water are in store for us! Maybe even Silver Dollar City depending on the heat. I don't know about you, but pushing a stroller up and down those mountains in 90 degree heat with extreme humidity does not sound too pleasant. That is probably why you will see my butt floating in the lazy river. :)

I almost forgot to mention...that I am officially a Twilight fanatic. Robert bought me the books for our anniversary and since then, I have been glued to the Bella-Edward love fest. Oooohhh, I just loved them so much! Each book just got better and better. I was so sad to see it end, wishing that it would keep going on. So, if you are looking for a new series to get into, I highly suggest it.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

3rd Anniversary

Yesterday, Robert and I celebrated our 3rd anniversary. We decided we wanted to have a nice dinner together, so he took me out to Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in Palm Desert. It was wonderful! This was our first anniversary to celebrate together -- the last two he has been deployed. So we spent last night talking about all that we had been through and accomplished the in the last three years.

Here are some pictures from last night.

Today, we are going down to Oceanside to spend today and tomorrow. The beach weather doesn't look to good -- kind of cold. Oh well, it will still be fun.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Not much has been happening around the Riedel household. Thank goodness! Last night we went and watched "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past" here on base at the dollar theater. I love that place. You get in for $1 and they give you a free drink. Plus the food is cheap-- yummy pretzel with cheese and my fave, the hotdog! Yummy! That is really weird actually. I never eat hotdogs. At all. But this pregnancy, I crave hotdogs, all beef of course. Well the other day at Sams we were getting a water and I noticed that they had some of the best looking hotdogs EVER! I didn't get one because we had just got through eating lunch at the Cheesecake Factory, but I probably still could have scarfed one of those bad boys down. :P So, that has been my "weird" pregnancy far!

Thompson has been having a blast here lately. He has become so animated, he just cracks himself up. Also, he has found a new love for his rainboots. He received them for his birthday, and he is finally able to keep them on his feet. Well, from sun up to sun down, the kid has his rain boots on. Here is a cute video of him today dancing to his fave show "Yo Gaba Gaba". I personally cannot stand the guy on there, but whatever. Make sure to turn your head sideways. I forgot about that when I was recording him...oops!

Oh, and I almost forgot. I am now an addicted fan to the Twilight Series! OMG! I read the first book, Twilight, in one day! 500 pages! Too good to put down. Robert is getting me the other 3 books tomorrow. It is one of my requests for my anniversary present. How funny, huh?

His dad is coming in tomorrow night. I think we have decided to go down towards Oceanside on Thursday and stay the night. Beach, Sea World, and maybe the Aquarium...don't know what else, but that sounds like a plan to me.

Anyways, we have a big day ahead of us, so I am going to finish my housework and off to bed!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Potatoes? No thanks...

Well, the past couple of days have been so-so... I was deathly (ok maybe not that bad) sick Tuesday night. All because of these-

They are sooooo good, but I don't recommend eating 1/2 of the box by yourself. I knew I shouldn't have, but I really couldn't resist them. Well I paid for it. All. Night. Long! So after atleast 10 times to the bathroom throwing up, Robert took me to the Emergency Room. Throwing up is definitely on my list of things I could live without. Luckily they gave me a pill before I started back up. It helped calm that down, but I was still just so nauseous. They went ahead and gave me an IV of fluids incase I was dehydrated. So, after 2 hours we came home and I went to bed! Robert got to stay home with me to help take care of Thompson. Thankfully, we all took a long nap. His command went ahead and told him to stay home with me today-- even though I feeling so much better! I'll take it!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

1st OB appt

Today was our 1st official OB appt. I was absolutely a nervous wreck just waiting and waiting for that ultrasound. I just wanted the doctor to be like "the baby's perfect!". Luckily, the baby was. We are measuring right on for 12 weeks! So we are leaving the due date at December 15, 2009. It was a very surreal moment. For the past 2.5 years my whole life has been surrounded by Thompson. Going to his OB appts, seeing his precious self on the u/s each month. Now, I see his beautiful face everyday. It really is all about him. So today, looking at the u/s seeing this new baby, it really took my breath away. Just knowing that there would be another baby to love is so precious. As soon as the doctor saw the baby he asked "Do you know if you are wanting a boy or girl?" I said "It doesn't really matter, why?! Can you tell???!!!" He said that if he were to guess what it is, it would definitely be a boy. He said it literally just stood out. Ha! He printed me out a picture, but you really can't for sure tell this early. To me, there is still hope for a little girl. ;) But, like I have said before, I think it would be great for Thompson to have a little brother. But me being as girly as I am...well I need a little girl. Because Robert never really appreciated me sticking hairbows or headbands on Thompson. Ha! I guess we will just see. I go back for my next appt on June 29th. Unsure whether or not we will do another u/s, but if we do then we should find out for sure (as sure as you can be) what the baby is.

Til then-

Monday, June 1, 2009

Video for Nana and Papa

Thompson talks to Nana, Papa, and Jude quite a bit. Well, atleast their pictures. Tonight he was really going crazy for them so I thought I would video a little bit for them.

(Turn up the volume Nana and Papa to make sure you hear him)

More of a vent-type post

I know that I should not be petty. But tomorrow is a really big, important day. It will be our first official doctor's appt and we get an u/s to see the baby. I have been so excited for this day since I found out I was pregnant. Robert too. When I scheduled this appt. Robert took the appt sheet to work and put it on the bulletin board. His work is great about letting him have off when needed. So that is not the problem. But today he comes home for lunch and says "You're going to be mad at me..." I nervously said "What did you do?" Hey, its the first thing that comes to my mind-- he is a boy! :) Well he then explained to me that he has to go to Pendleton (2 hours away) and participate in a change over ceremony for SgtMajor Carter... tomorrow! He is supposed to be the one that takes the sword and gives it to someone or something. I really don't know. Apparently this is a big deal and a huge honor, but come on?! This was OUR day! And now they are taking it from us. I don't think it would have bothered me so much, but Robert missed out on EVERY doctors appt with Thompson. I know I am just acting selfish, but whatever. I think I have a small right to feel this way. I just want him to feel more involved in this pregnancy than what he was cheated out of with Thompson. Oh well... it is just one appt. But trust me... if something happens on the next appt.-- this pregnant woman will be raising some hell! :) Venting session over!

Oh oh here she comes...Watch out boy she'll chew you up!

Ok, I don't know who watched the Lifetime's mini series "Maneater", but I did!!! I loved it. Dummy me didn't realize it was a 2-part series and didn't record part 2. So, tonight... I am going to watch it all again -- including the ending that I missed! YAY! So check your local listings (ha!) and watch it!
Thompson and I went on a nice walk today before it got 100 degrees. I think it was about 85ish at 10 this morning! Still nice though. I know he misses going outside. But I honestly cannot take the heat. And he definitely doesn't need that or a sunburn. We need to go back to the pool. Maybe Robert will feel up to it one day this week. He is taking a few days off next week...well starting Friday at 1201. His dad is coming in to visit next Tuesday. Still don't know what we will do then... Any ideas? Maybe a trip to the beach? Hmmm... don't really know.
Tomorrow is my dr's appt. Still a little nervous, but I am going to hold off on that till I have something to worry about. I forgot to don't laugh at me... I took this little test. First off, let me explain. :) I have been reading on the internet about this test called Intellegender. It claims to be able to tell you the sex of your baby as early as 10 weeks pregnant. It says it has a 85% success rate, so I thought why not?! Guess what it said.... BOY! What?! No, I am just kidding... it did say boy though. A boy would be nice. Thompson would have a little brother and that would be great. And let me tell you Thompson didn't even get to wear half of the clothes he had, so to see them actually being used would be nice. But I am still holding out for my little girl. So if the test was wrong, I would not be upset! :) My friend Becca took this test a few weeks before she found out what she was having. Hers said boy also. Well low and behold Miss Jade Allison Emitt will be arriving this fall.
Anyways, I know it is all fun and games. I am not going out and buying all blue! Don't worry! I will check in tomorrow after my dr's appt.
Til then-