Monday, June 29, 2009

My fear of spiders has graduated to a whole new level

You know your arachnophobia is bad when you finally pull yourself out of your warm sleeping bag and tent, put on your shoes, grab your lantern and (after having put off the inevitable for well over an hour) run to the glorified bathroom the camp ground has to offer, find a GINORMOUS spider (we are talking HUGE) on the wall next to the toilet, so turn around walk halfway back to your campsite and find a bush to relieve yourself on. Then when the next bathroom run takes place you take yourself to the OTHER bathroom a quarter mile beyond the closest one just to avoid dealing with the nasty thing again.

Just as an FYI: Squatting to pee + being hugely pregnant = disaster/ peeing on yourself which you don't discover until AFTER you are safely beneath the blankets trying to get warm. You should try and avoid this at all costs!!

Overall, our camping trip was really a lot of fun :) Batman did some hiking with his bro and niece while all the moms (and mom-to-be) stayed and played cards in the comfort of a shaded picnic table, we both got some fresh mountain air, managed to get home with minimal mosquito bites (I didn't get ANY thanks to this glorious invention), ate some really good dutch oven cooking and had a great time visiting with our family.

MIL and niece even made a boat out of some bark, leaves and twigs and we sent it floating down the river.

Only one irritation arose when my BIL told me I looked like I was already full term, but I let it slide this time since my SIL is a freak of nature (meant in the KINDEST sense I assure you) and didn't even look half as pregnant as I do now, even when she was headed to the delivery room. The comparison is grossly skewed.

We would definitely go again, although I hope next time I don't have any brushes with death (I am convinced every spider I run in to wants to chew my face off) nor am I 25 wks pregnant (there are lots of watersports to try out and we missed out becuase of me).

Hopefully I'll have some pics sent to me in the next few days that I can post. My SIL is busy uploading them and getting them all photoshop-ified.

Friday, June 26, 2009

This could be interesting...

Batman and I are going camping this weekend with his family- Mom, Dad, BIL, SIL, Niece, Nephew.
In the mountains.
In the middle of nowhere.
With no showers.
I'm not sure Batman and I really thought this through when we decided it would be a good idea to tag along.
There will be no bathrooms.
We have TONS of stuff we still need to do this weekend. The nursery/ study project is still on going, resumes need to be written, WFH jobs need to be researched, etc.
There are no bathrooms. And there will be mosquito's. Lots of them.
Oh and I'm pregnant. Which means bathrooms are kind of a must.
My BIL has assured me he has made a toilet seat of sorts that sits over a hole in the ground so at least there will be no need for squatting while we are gone, but still.
No bathrooms = T is miserable.
I really do enjoy camping and I can rough it with the best of them, but in the "fragile" state I find myself in, the term "convenient facilities" takes on a WHOLE new meaning aka- I need a freaking bathroom every 30 min people!!
And what happens the 3-5 times a night when I have to get up and pee? Normally, I heave myself out of bed, stumble in the dark across my bedroom, barely miss the doorway (usually stubbing my toe then uttering profanities and "hopping" on one foot while Batman sleeps blissfully away unaware of my plight) and finally find the toilet to relieve myself. Only to have to find my way back to my bed and then get into some sort of comfortable position once again so I can get back to sleep. Repeated 5 times.
It could get very interesting trying to perform these same manuevers out in the woods, trying to find the small make-shift toilet that has been hidden behind some bush so no one can see you when you need to take a deuce in the middle of the day. Darkness seems to hid things really well. Really well.
At least it's only for one night.
Pray for me people. This could get very ugly...
I think I'll stop drinking all liquids at noon to prepare myself.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

24 wks and appt update

Yep, I've made it to 24 weeks... it's pretty surreal to me.

Here are a couple of belly shots I took this morning:
First shirt up

Then shirt down

It looks about the same to me, but then again, I see it every day ;-)

I'm feeling pretty good other than crazy back pain and overall achiness. Olive is getting more and more active each day and has taken to using my bladder as a trampoline. It keeps me running to the bathroom about every 30 min or so- that and the GALLONS of water I drink everyday (you think I'm kidding but I literally drink close to 2 gallons a day... seriously).

We had our 24 wk appt this morning and had another u/s. Olive's heart is pumping away just fine with 4 beautiful chambers and she has a spine (like we were doubting that). One thing they didn't tell me last appt was that my placenta was low-lying, but it seems to have cleared up on its own without any prodding from me (or vibes from all you bloggy friends).

My doc is out on vacation (lucky him) so I just had his nurse, but I love her so I'll forgive him from not being there ;-) I had her check out this mole that Batman discovered (apparently he found it a while ago, and at the time I said I knew about it, but I have no recollection of this ever taking place) She is sending me on to a dermatologist to have it checked out. I will say one thing about it though. Who the hell gets a mole in their freaking ass crack? SERIOUSLY!! That part of me has NEVER even seen the light of day, let alone the actual sun, so where the hell did it come from?! And don't you think if I *really* knew about it those many months ago that Batman alleges that he found it that I would have done something about it then?! I'm still waiting for a call to set up an appt. Hopefully they can get me in sometime next week.

I also talked to her about my back pain and she referred me on to a PT. She thinks it's just too early for me to be in this much pain (I feel like a cripple after I have been sitting for just 10 minutes... too bad I sit in a freaking chair ALL F*ing DAY LONG). I start on Monday.

Enough about me though.

Father's Day was fun. We splurged and had McD's for breakfast at Batman's request and I made him this cute little onesie:

If you haven't figured out it's meaning yet, it's a hint to her name... You can check out Batman's blog too for another one. He is supposedly "back" and all.

For my dad, we all went together and got him tickets to a game. Since I (and possibly Batman too) will be up their way at the end of August we thought it might be fun for us all to go together. For my FIL we just took him out to a nice dinner at one of his favorite restaurants.

Other than that we have been re organizing and cleaning out the garage, study and nursery. It's quite the project I tell ya! I'll post pics when I have an after shot ;-)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Still Bitter

I wonder if I'll always feel the sting of bitterness from my IF days? I really try and be happy for people who get their BFPs the first month in. Really. I TRY! But there is this HUGE side of me that just feels resentment at the fact that they didn't have to wait at all. They didn't have to deal with trying for months and years just to get 2 pink lines. They didn't have to experience loss before they found happiness.
I kind of wonder if IF has screwed me up for life? I just have a hard time being GENUINELY and truly happy for those lucky first timers. I would never wish any kind of IF on anyone (and I know that I didn't have to go through what some women do) but it still gets to me. Will that ever change you think?
Anyone else have this same complex?

Monday, June 15, 2009


I was going to put in my answers over the weekend, but Batman's grandma went into the ER and has been hospitalized ever since. She ended up having surgery early, early Saturday morning and is now recovering quite well (pretty good for a 93 yr old!) We've hung out with family in and out of the hospital all weekend.

Here we go... better late than never:

Who are you? T

Where are you from? Originally from Seattle area, but now stuck in Boise, ID

Do I have you on my blog roll? If not, I want to read you too! N/A

Kids? TTC? Expecting? Expecting our first 10/13/09 after a LONG time TTC.

Any hobbies? reading, scrapbooking

Favorite ice cream flavor? today... daquiri ice from BR... tomorrow probably wild mountain blackberry from TCBY

In 3 words, describe yourself: opinionated, stubborn, fun

If you could meet anyone (alive or dead) who would it be and why? my dad's parents- I never got to meet them because they both passed away before I was born. I've seen lots of pics and heard lots of stories and they both were AMAZING people!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Roll Call

because I like to know who you all are ;-)

Who are you?

Where are you from?

Do I have you on my blog roll? If not, I want to read you too!

Kids? TTC? Expecting?

Any hobbies?

Favorite ice cream flavor?

In 3 words, describe yourself:

If you could meet anyone (alive or dead) who would it be and why?

Thanks for playing ;-)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

22 wks

Here's this week belly pic (sorry I'm a day late... too busy at work yesterday) As you can tell by my VERY red nose and eyes, the allergies are still in full swing. I have been taking stuff on and off (yes, it's safe- I checked) but it doesn't seem to be putting a dent in it :(

Not much to report. Everything seems to be going well. I have an appt in another 2 weeks. Olive is doing great and has been doing acrobats more and more.
Batman had drill over the weekend and I did a little garage sale-ing. I scored a few deals on some super cute little girl clothes. I may have to go again and see what else I can find.

I've made the decision to hand make Olive's bedding and room decor (as far as fabric/ sewing projects go). I fell in love with this bedding and decor, but it's just not in our budget. I have already found a couple of the fabrics I am going to use and so far it looks like it's going be much more economical to do it this way. As soon as I have all my swatches I'll post some pics so you can get an idea of what it will look like :)

Sorry I haven't blogged much lately. Between work and just being plain lazy, I haven't really had time, energy or much to blog about. I'll try and be better ;-)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

They eyes have it


Damn those stupid Cottonwood trees... spreading their fluff all over the place!
For the record, this is what my eyeballs generally look like:

Here is what they have looked like since Saturday:

Damn you Cottonwoods! Damn you to hell!

(PS please disregard the fact that I have not plucked my eyebrows in WAY too long. They are a little forest like these days)