The pains were coming steadily, a few minutes apart. I groaned at my huge belly and cried to the nurse, "Where's My Doctor?"
My husband gripped my hand and told me to hang in there.
"Where's my doctor and why isn't he here?" I asked again.
And then I saw him. He was outside the window climbing a mountain with his dog. Didn't he know I was in labor here? I could see him out there enjoying himself while I was having a baby without his help.
I was so mad I decided to go outside and get him myself. So, I got up off the hospital bed and started to march out of the room to get that damn doctor. How DARE he climb that mountain with his dog when he should be with me.
And then I woke up. PHEW....it was only a dream.
No, that was a nightmare. Thank the Heavens I am NOT pregnant or in labor again.
The Caboose, seen here eating some carrots, has his first tooth! YEAH....now maybe we can get some sleep around here. Of course that other one is just under the gum too, so I think we might be in for another few sleepless nights.
Poor Jammin' - after receiving a helium balloon from his Grandma R, the string broke and it flew up into the sky. Completely out of character, he cried over the loss for 30 minutes or so. He was quite distraught and kept repeating "It's gone forever. I'll never see it again." After a while it occurred to me....the sadness was not over the balloon but the loss of Skunky. He just used the balloon as an excuse to get those tears out.
While driving home I thought I'd quiz Buttercup on her "lefts" and "rights" so kept asking her which direction we had to turn to get home.
As we rounded the final turn onto our street she let out a sigh, "It's a good thing I was here mom to get you home. You aren't thinking very well."
Mariposa asked to hear Three High-5 moments of our lives. These could be funny, momentous, or even embarrassing. And she wanted to make sure we just highlighted these events, not write a book. WHEW - that I can do.
#1 - Top of my List - The births of my three children. Nothing could top those moments! (as seen here with Dave at the beach last weekend - and no, the baby in pink is NOT a girl. I repeat, NOT A GIRL)
#2 - Secondly, I am NOT going to say my wedding day. Instead, I think it was the moment in time when I realized that I really loved Dave and wanted to be with him for the rest of my life. NEVER in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine this would happen to me. (I didn't think like a normal girl growing up....please read THIS post to find out why).
#3 - The last High Five moment I'd like to share is kind of a simple moment.... Receiving my final grade of "B" in "Gross and Microanatomy" in College. Why was this a high five moment? Because I took this class as an elective not knowing it was a REQUIREMENT for all Pre-Med Majors. This was, by far, one of the toughest courses I ever took (BioChemistry? A cinch compared to the information coming at me from this class - Dead Body Lab, 12 page exams, 3 huge text books, plus nights and nights of studying). I'll never forget standing in the hallway to see my Final grade and was so relieved. The girl next to me started to cry. "I got a B, now I won't get into Med School." It was that moment when I realized I was in the right course of study and direction for school!!!
I completed this MEME last year (or the year before....I can't remember) and I've been tagged again by a bunch of people. Right now only two come to mind - MamaVoss and Tiggerlane. I'd link back to the time before, but I'm too tired and lazy today to try and find it through my 2-1/2 years of posts.
SIX RANDOM THINGS
1 - I like to watch slugs die when sprinkled with salt. The way they recoil, slither and get all gooey really fascinates me.
2 - I recently went deaf in one ear. The doctor determined it was only wax build-up. They cleaned both ears and now I can hear just fine. I was embarrassed and can't believe I'm blogging about it. The doctor said it might be a hormonal problem. There was a LOAD of wax in those ears. Now I am using Debrox on a bi-monthly basis.
3 - My elbows are extremely rough. The rest of my skin is baby soft but my elbows are horrible like sand paper. I try and lotion them daily. Avon's Skin-so-soft was the only lotion that kept them soft, but that bottle ran out 4 years ago and I havent bought any since.
4 - This year in Dave's family, instead of presents for adults, we are all picking charities for donation. We can donate in the family's name instead of a gift we really don't need. Dave's sister-in-law, Jan, proposed this idea and we all eagerly agreed. I have to decide which charity to donate my money.
5 - This year I am trying to buy LOCAL. Christmas presents are all being purchased from the small local stores (no Target, K-mart, Wal-mart (NEVER), or Kroger's). When the Caboose needed a new hat, I bought one from a local children's boutique. I might be spending a little bit more, but I feel the importance of supporting the local "Mom and Pop stores" in this economy.
6. When Skunky was euthanized, the vet didn't charge me for his death. (Of course, I had just paid a huge bill the previous day for all the health care from the week before). But, he asked that when I was ready to give a donation to the local animal shelter in leiu of paying him. I agreed and will be giving money to the local Humane Society in memory of Skunky.
So, I started out random and then turned philanthropist. And now I'll end on this note - Please give to charities and Non-profit organizations. In this bad economy they need the money even more. Remember, donations are tax deductible and they always make you feel REALLY good.
Now that the Caboose is approaching the six month mark and the holidays officially start next week, I decided it was time to get back into the swing of things. Otherwise known as - organize the house, it has fallen into chaos.
Since I have company arriving next week, I figured the office/guest bedroom was the first stop. I opened up the little dresser where the kids keep their art supplies and was SHOCKED beyond SHOCKED.
Every single drawer was a mess of giant proportions. Last time I looked it was tidy and organized. Not any more.
While cleaning out the bottom drawer I had to grab a piece of paper to list the items I found.
Believe me when I say that the following were all found in this mess of a bottom drawer:
1 - Lids of various markers that I had long since thrown away because they had dried out and when I asked the kids "Where are the lids?" their response was always, "I don't know."
2 - A screwdriver
3 - One dried up french fry. (This would be gross if it hadn't been so petrified. I think it might have come from McDonalds)
4 - A Mickey Mouse stamp that said, "Good Luck". I thought this was rather significant when I started feeling a bit overwhelmed by the mess.
5 - One fake 5-carat diamond. I don't know where this came from but I wish it were real.
6 - One dark blue button from my husband's coat - I feel so vindicated. Seven months it had fallen off his coat. He set it on the kitchen counter. When he returned with needle and thread the next day, the button was gone. He blamed me and assumed I threw it in the trash. HA! It was in the pen/crayon/pencil drawer.
7 - 1 red piece, 1 green piece, and 2 yellow pieces of the Trouble game. Playing can now commence.
8 - Two ziplock bags showing that this drawer was organized before.
9 - One Christmas bell.
10 - a bajillion broken pieces of crayon that were no bigger than an inch. (okay a bajillion might be an exaggeration. I think it was actually closer to a katrillion).
TA DA - doesn't this drawer look tons better? Mess contained. And now onto the rest of the house. (I have got a long road ahead of me.....)