Wednesday, March 26, 2008

1577846.3 minutes

As of today we have been married for 1577846.3 minutes (not 65700....there is a reason the US in behind in math!) .....or 3 years. If someone told us 3 years ago we would be preggo now....I would have laughed at them and then sucked down a beer. My how things change.

Monday, March 24, 2008

So maybe Kelli isn't crazy

I wasn't sure where to post this. I was going to put it on my flying site but it didn't totally fit. It could have gone on it's more about us than here it will sit.

I flew with my first woman captain today. Very nice lady who was in the CRJ training class after mine. I had met her in the crew room a few times but never flew with her. Today was the day. I got to work early and was eating breakfast in the crew room. We were the only ones there and soon figured out we were flying to Kileen and back. Short flight. I thought "wow for a Captain she sure is a sloppy dresser," as she had her shirt untucked. I sipped my coffee and looked was a maternity shirt! Fast forward to the plane. She started talking about her pregnancy and I let her know about Kelli being pregnant. Turns out she is just as fanatical about stuff as Kelli. No caffeine, lots of healthy food (Kelli does ok in this arena), no medications for pain and so on. She took the leg down to Killeen and made a buttery smooth landing. As we were rolling down the runway she sighed and commented that she was glad it was smooth to avoid the breast pain from a rough/normal landing. She jokingly scolded another first officer for landing a little rough. Now the pressure was on. My leg was next. Seeesh. The flight back we discussed all sorts of pregnancy related topics and how kids are the best thing in the world. On final for 18R at DFW I was bringing down the plane of 70 passengers + 4 crew +2800 pounds of cargo equaling 65000 lbs as slow as possible. Around 50 feet I started to bring the power out. At 20 feet I got a little updraft and I could see the Captain tensing up out of the corner of my eye. A smooth wrist move and I slowed the descent. Butter smooth. She exhaled. I then applied full reverse and slowly slowed down.

The Captain was very nice to fly with. She has a great personality and is able to take charge in a fair and balanced way. I looked forward to flying with her again.....after the pregnancy....too much pressure on my landings. HA!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Well traveled baby

Our child has already crossed the border. For my birthday we took an overnight trip to Niagra Falls, Ontario Canada. I love my benefits!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Available in Blue or Pink

I was getting fitted for some new work slacks and saw this shirt. It's available in blue or pink. I will purchase once we know.


Friday, March 14, 2008

More blood tests

I got the results back from the 2nd blood test and my total HCG has climbed to over 2700. The doctor says things are looking fine, but I have to go back for another test on Tuesday. I'm hoping this is the last one. I really hate having my blood drawn. I had bad experiences in the past, so I'm always really nervous about it. The women at the lab I go to have always been great though. I haven't had a single problem with them yet. My first ultrasound is on the 31st, just over 2 weeks away. I still have my moments of panic, but I'm trying to be optimistic and listen to my doctor when she says things seem fine. I have had moments of nausea, but nothing significant. My main problem is breast pain. They always hurt, and at times its almost unbearable. I'm also really tired all the time. I fall asleep when I get home from work most days. That is definitely not normal for me. My doctor says nausea, tiredness, and breast pain are her top 3 symptoms, so it would seem I am doing fine on that front. Its just a wait and see game now. I will be absolutely thrilled to get past this part of the pregnancy. I don't think all my fears will go away until I hit that 2nd trimester. Oh well, at least I have things to keep me busy in the meantime. Work is constantly busy, and Darren and I are planning a trip to Pittsburgh for his birthday next week. Should be fun!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

My husband is an a-hole!!

See below....

Raising the baby to a good start

So our child will be raised the right way....the Republican way. I bought a "Thank you President Bush" sign along with a McCain sign. Kelli has never bought a sign. Too ashamed to support a Democrat..oh wait that's right the Democrats can't figure out what they are doing.


Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The Winner is........going to be

So we went and test drove the Mazda5 tonight. Loved it. Not as "hip" as the Scion XB...but it's more refined and has the features I want as is. The Mazda5 also has a sunroof.....a must have. So what now? Well....I gotta find a way to unload my car. Anyone want to buy an Acura TSX with 36000 miles? I will sell it for payoff!!! I refuse to roll in any negative equity. If it can't happen now then I will just have to wait. I am getting new caritis. The Mazda5 has plenty of room for 6 people with 3 rows of two seats. It has sliding doors with power windows that go all the way down. Ton's of headroom and plenty of storage room. Gas mileage is less than what I get now but still in the upper 20's on REGULAR gas. Funny thing happened at the dealer though. They found the Mazda5 I wanted (Black outside, Black inside) in Oklahoma City. They said it would be $400 to transport it down here. Umm then I reminded the salesman I work for American Eagle and can fly there for $10. Yeah....about that fee.


Oh yeah Kelli got pissy that I posted after her so please scroll down and read hers next. Thanks!

The results are in...Finally!

So I called back for my results Monday afternoon. Guess what? They didn't have them all! Apparently the lab forgot to even do one of the tests so the nurse really didn't tell me much. She said the lab was going to rush the last test and they would have the results by the end of yesterday. Of course they didn't. I finally heard back this afternoon. The nurse told me my hormone levels were "fine", but that isn't good enough for me. I asked for some hard numbers. She said my Progesterone levels were at 23.3 and the normal range is 20-45. My HCG level was at 1173. I asked what normal was for that and she was very reluctant to give a range because it varies so widely. I did look it up on the internet and I got a range of 5 - 7000. That's a huge range! The nurse said it was more important to make sure that the HCG was increasing at a normal rate, so they had me go back today and give more blood. This time they are just looking at the HCG levels. It has been 5 days since the last test, so my levels should be double or triple the previous number. If that's the case then everything should be on track and just fine. I'm pretty confident that everything is going well, but there is always that concern in the back of my mind. I will just have to wait and see.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

The Finalist

Gas factor. What I am looking for in the next car. The two finalist are the 2008 Scion XB and the Mazda 5. Thoughts? Both are right at $20K for the way I want them. The XB is "cooler" and has most custom options that I can add later. The Mazda 5 is more family like and has more room stuff.

Mazda 5

Scion XB


Saturday, March 8, 2008

Tell me something I don't know....

I was supposed to call the doctor yesterday to find out the results of my blood tests. I called and was told a nurse would call me back soon. Soon at the doctor's office apparently means 2 hours. When the nurse called me back I explained what information I was looking for and she told me they only had part of my results back so far. I asked if she could give me the results she had. No joke, this is what she told me. "Well, you don't have AIDS and you are O positive blood type". Gee, thanks! That's just the information I was looking for! So, now I have to wait until Monday afternoon for the important results. Gotta love the doctor sometimes. :)

Thursday, March 6, 2008

My first Dr. appointment

I had my first appointment this morning. I am just about 6 weeks along if you count from my last period. Anyway, Darren didn't come with me this time. It was fine with me. The first appointment isn't very exciting, lots of sitting and waiting. I had an exam and then we talked about things for a while and I had some blood drawn. My Dr. says everything looks good so far. The bloodwork is to check my hormone levels. I'm supposed to call tomorrow to talk with the nurse about the results. I'm told they can get a more accurate picture of how far along I am based on different hormone levels. That's pretty much it for now. My first ultrasound will be in 3 weeks. My doctor didn't want to do it this early since there isn't much to see anyway. She says we will definitely see a heartbeat in 3 weeks and after you see a fetus with a heartbeat the chance of miscarriage drops to 5%. I'm feeling pretty good about things at the moment. I have symptoms, so that is reassuring. I haven't thrown up, but I do feel nauseous off and on. I'm also tired all the time and I always have painful breasts. Those are the 3 main early pregnancy symptoms, so it seems like I'm in good shape so far. I just have to get through the next 3 weeks and I will feel much better about everything.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

And the leader is............Xb

So the FJ Cruiser is out. Eric and Angela met up with us at a Toyota dealership. They quickly let me know how difficult it would be to put a baby in the back. Plus it's just too un-me. Doesn't make sense except for its' bad ass looks. The Xb can work with a few upgrades. Still pondering lease or buy. Leaning toward buy...sure would be nice to NOT have car payment. Stay tuned.