Sunday, February 24, 2008

Goodbye Jack

This past Saturday Jesse and I drove up to Golden, Co and dropped Jack off at the Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies. We had finally decided that this would be the best thing for our enlarging family, but it was probably one of the hardest things that I've done. We were both crying as we left the rescue. I watched Jack as the door closed, and he looked so confused. I know that they will take good care of him, and they do a great job of placing dogs in good homes, but it is still so sad. I'm really going to miss him. He really was such a sweet, cute dog. Abel seems to be doing okay so far. He has walked around the house a few times looking for Jack; he's also been a little mopier than usual, but we had him for a year before we got Jack so I think he'll readjust just fine. As hard as this is, and as much as I would like to go back and get him, I still think that this was the right decision.

On a happier note, only three more weeks until we find out what the baby is. I know it is a little ridiculous to be counting down like this, but I am so excited. I've had three dreams that we had a boy, but my mom says that this only means that the baby is a girl for sure. We'll see. The baby is getting bigger, and so am I. I think in the last couple weeks my "bump" has really popped out. My stomach is starting to feel a little tight, and my jeans are too. I wore a pair this morning that had just come out of the dryer, oh my gosh! I don't think I'll be able to wash my jeans anymore or I won't even be able to get them on soon. I bought one of those bellabands online a few weeks ago and I love it! I have already worn it a lot at school. Most of my teaching pants wont zip up anymore since they sit higher on my waist, so I can't wear them without the band. This picture is me at 16.5 weeks.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Quick Note

I had my 16 week appointment yesterday. I had to see a new doctor since Dr. Sokolowski was unavailable for any of the days that I could make it. I ended up seeing Dr. Bader and he was great! I think I actually like him better. He was just so friendly. I actually scheduled my next appointment with him too. I felt bad about switching, but yet again Dr. S wasn't going to be available. My mom came with me this time so that she could hear the heartbeat. The heartbeat sounded the same, but we could hear the baby moving too. It was neat; I asked if I should be able to feel the baby and although he said not yet, I swear I feel something moving in here. Could be gas I guess.

Well March 14th is the big 20 week appointment. I am so excited to find out what were having! There is absolutely no way that I could wait 5 more months. When I scheduled the ultrasound I got the "how to be prepared" sheet. The check out lady highlighted the part that says I have to drink TONS of water within an hour of the ultrasound, and then she highlighted a part that said to bring in a dvd-r disc if we want a video. We can actually get a recording of the whole ultrasound!!!! It's going to be so cool to be able to show it to Grandmas, and see if they can guess what we're having.

To answer the questions about the soon to be 1 dog: Jack is on his way out. I think we are going to surrender him to a Golden Retriever Rescue. They seem to be pretty careful about who they adopt dogs to. Anyway, he is really sweet, but he keeps marking stuff in the house. I think he has psychological problems from being abandoned. Abe is going to miss him soooo much though. They really are best friends. I just can't handle the pee, especially when we buy a house.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

2008 Getting to Know You

1. What is your occupation? Teacher (Sub for now)
2. What color are your socks right now? White
3. What are you listening to right now? Silence (I'm at school, this doesn't happen much)
4. What was the last thing that you ate? Pasta
5. Can you drive a stick shift? Yes
6. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Brown; doesn't stand out to much, can't do without it, and I look good in it
7. Last person you spoke to on the phone? Jesse
8. Do you like the person who sent this to you? Absolutely!
9. How old are you today? 24
11. What is your favorite sport to watch? Football
12. Have you ever dyed your hair? Yes, and it was a terrible experience
13. Pets? 2 dogs, possibly 1 in the near future
14. Favorite food? That's hard to answer because so many foods are my favorite right now
15. Last movie you watched? Brave One (Jesse's pick, I can't stand Jodie Foster)
16. Favorite Day of the Year? Christmas!
17. What do you do to vent anger? Sit Jesse down and just talk about it until I start to feel better (I don't think he likes it, and I'm not sure he is always listening, but it helps)
18. What was your favorite toy as a child? Polly Pocket, and My Little Ponies
19. What is your favorite, fall or spring? Spring
20. Hugs or kisses? Both from Jesse
21. Cherry or Blueberry? Pineapple
22. Do you want your friends to do this? If they have the time
23. Who is most likely to respond? Sherry
24. Who is least likely to respond? Don't know
25. Living arrangements? Jesse, me, two dogs, and soon to be baby
26. When was the last time you cried? Dec. at a Hallmark commercial while my pregnancy hormones were raging
27. What is on the floor of your closet? A bin of sweaters and a laundry basket
30. Favorite smell? Don't know, but there are a lot of smells I don't like!
31. What inspires you? Having time to do the things I would be inspired to do
32. What are you afraid of? Spiders
33. Plain, cheese or spicy hamburgers? Cheese
34. Favorite car? Love the Outback, but if I had $$$ a Range Rover
35. Number of keys on your key ring? 5
36. How many years at your current job? I wish
37. Favorite day of the week? Sat. when Jesse and I have a chance to relax together
38. How many states have you lived in? 2, CO and ID
39. How many countries have you been to? USA, Mexico, and Canada.
40. Who do you find sexy? Jesse
41. Who or what repulses you? Kids eating boogers; even happens in 6th grade and I have to look away every time so I don't puke
42. What do you do well? Crafty stuff
43. What do you do badly? Getting homework done
44. If you could change your name, what would it be? Don't know
45. What have you learned from life? Enjoy the present, and don't spend too much time worrying about the future