Friday, June 25, 2010

7lb 13 oz 20 in of pure happiness

have you seen anything cuter?

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Day 3, Disgruntled Nursing Student, Bird Business

Day 3: Favorite Television Program....I hate to admit this, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of the "Real Housewives" Shows...Orange County, Atlanta, New York, New Jersey. I love them all. I think that they make me feel better about my life. Plus its just a tv show I sit and watch and don't have to use my brain for at all (it might even be hurting my brain)...but either way, I love them :)

Alright, I need to vent. I mean, what is a blog for afterall, right!?

I am a nursing student. In my 2nd semester (I have 3 left after this one). I have about 20 kids in the class with me (3 boys, the rest are girls). Most of which work in the healthcare field already, and even if they don't, we have all done clinicals from last semester. We were in the nursing home. I need to start by saying...nursing--when you think of that, what comes to mind? The human body? Dealing with patients?

YES! THATS BECAUSE THATS WHAT WE DO! We deal with the human body...including their eyes, ears, heart, lungs, butt, and genitals, all the way down to their toes. However, you would think that some of the people in my class, didn't know that. They sit and giggle at pictures of the genitals. I just have to vent my frustration with this. GROW UP. We have all seen either a vagina or penis. We either have one, or we've seen them from being married, or from the patient care that we have done at clinicals or our jobs (for those of us who DO work in a health care setting). However, those people...even though they've all seen genitals before, they sit and giggle. REALLY? (the best part is that the class age ranges from 21-40ish...and its not just the young ones giggling).

Second frustration right now is that we just finished our Pregnancy/Labor and Delivery/Post Partum care unit. Since I am the girl who is pregnant in class, it was like I was the FREAK show in class. We watched a video about birth, and nearly every eye was on me instead of on the screen..simply waiting to see how I would react...well, I don't like all eyes on me, its hot outside and I'm 9 months pregnant, so I got all hot and sweaty and you could physically see the sweat on my brow, and of course people had to call attention to that. Yes, I know that delivering a child is going to be uncomfortable, worth it. But thanks for pointing out all the parts that are going to suck- gosh I love my classmates.

Thirdly, the inappropriate comments that came along with the Labor and Delivery unit..There is a lot of touching and pushing that the dr has to do on female parts...and a guy in my class, (who thinks its ok to say this stuff because he is homosexual) asked me if he could massage my fundus (which involves putting a hand in your private parts and pushing on your abdomen from there and from the outside)....Excuse me, but I DONT APPRECIATE you talking to me like that, and when I ask you to not, please don't feel like you can call me a B*tch. Pretty positive if my husband knew you were saying things such as that to me, he'd be through the roof with anger.

Ok. Enough ranting about nursing school. I just can NOT believe the people in my class. There is so much more that I could go on about from individual events, but I'll spare you from having to read that.

In a kind of humorous story (At least it was to me while I was viewing it)...I have a screened in porch, and yesterday I noticed there was a bird in there, flying from panel to panel...I have NO CLUE where he got in...there might be a hole in the screen somewhere (it was a small bird) I opened the door hoping he would fly right out...NO!!! the crazy bird took like 2 hours to realize the door was open and he was FREE!!! Goofy thing!

Alright, off to enjoy my Friday! Happy Due Date to me!!!! No baby yet!


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Day 2: Favorite Movie

Day 2: My favorite Movie... tough.
I love A Walk to Remember, Lion King, Butterfly Effect and all of the Harry Potter movies...yes, I am cool like that :)

This week has been...interesting. My husband continues to grow and be more and more amazing and I couldn't askf or anything better...

I've got some exciting news, but I'm trying to stay calm, and get a few things in the works before I announce it all!!!

Well, nursing school duties call, and I have a rather large test tomorrow that I should continue studying for!!!

P.s--obviously no baby yet! I'll let you know when it happens!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Jumping on the Bandwagon...30 days of me

Well, I have been considering doing this, and today I saw my good friend is doing it on her here we go!

30 days of me!

Day 1: your favorite song
Day 2: Your favorite movie
Day 3: your favorite television program
Day 4: Your favorite book
Day 5: your favorite quote
Day 6: Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 7: a photo that makes you happy
Day 8: a photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 9: a photo you took
Day 10: a photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11: a photo of you taken recently
Day 12: whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13: a fictional book
Day 14: a non fictional book
Day 15: a fanfic
Day 16: A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17: an art piece
Day 18: whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19: a talent of yours
Day 20: a hobby of yours
Day 21: a recipe
Day 22: a website
Day 23: a YouTube video
Day 24: whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25: your day, in great detail
Day 26: Your week, in great detail
Day 27: this month, in great detail
Day 28: this year, in great detail
Day 29: hopes, dreams, and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30: whatever tickles your fancy

*I'm going to just point out, that I am due ANY day now, so I may not get these all done in 365 consecutive days, since while I'm in the hospital I won't be blogging!!!!*

Day 1: Favorite Song.
Obviously, my wedding song. The song that Jeff and I danced to as man and wife for the first time...It's been one of our favorites, and we've danced to it many times, but my favorite was obviously at our wedding...

One Boy, One Girl by Collin Raye

Saturday, June 12, 2010

*insert creative title here*


I'm not the most creative blogger, but I do like to write here to get things off my mind, to vent, to let people know how awesome Jeff is, etc etc. I've stumbled across some really great blogs in the past couple days, and am looking forward to getting more into the swing of blogging.

Jeff has been gone for 6 days now. 6 days down, 17ish left to go. Hopefully we'll get a couple days together in the next week or so when Jeff *hopefully* gets to come home for the birth of our son. I'm getting pretty anxious for our baby to show up, not only because I'm ready to meet the little guy, but also because I'm ready to see Jeff again!!! DOUBLE AWESOME!!

Today I had a friend over for lunch, it was nice to cook for somebody. Thats one of the things I really really miss while Jeff is away. I miss cooking dinner for him, or having dinner waiting in the crockpot for him if I was away at work when he wanted to eat. *he got kind of spoiled*. But seriously, call me old fashioned, but having dinner ready for Jeff was one of the little pleasures in my life. And often times on the weekend, he would help me get dinner ready. We are so ridiculous together in the kitchen--I like to tidy as I go, and keep everything neat and clean, he...does not. AT ALL. I love the silly times we've had just getting dinner ready. Simple things like that are whats most important in your relationship--knowing how blissfully happy you can be just while preparing a meal <3

I better start planning my menus for when he is home, because I've only got the month of July to awe him with my cooking skills before he is off to the sandbox. *sigh*

Friday, June 11, 2010

Dear Nursing School...

...Thank you for taking away my sanity and my social life.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Disclaimer: This is not an upbeat post.

Sometimes, I just want to scream because I'm so frustrated/angry/sad. And then I don't scream, instead I just sit there and cry, and let it out. Tonight, is one of those nights.

I miss my husband every second he is away from me. It physically hurts. I know that there are tons of women who go through the same things as me...its "the joys of being an army wife" as people put it...except we all know its not always to "joyful." I want to scream that he is probably going to miss the birth of our first child, I want to yell at whoever decided to make his training fall over my due date. I want to be angry at everybody because I am so sad. And then I get upset, because I can't even really discuss my feelings, because it just makes him feel bad--and I don't want to do that, because I know how upset he is for having to miss these things.

I hate this stupid war. (Don't get me wrong--I support our troops) I hate that so many of our men and women have to be away from their families. I hate that for the next year Jeff is going to be away from me and our son, and that we are going to miss milestones that SHOULD be spent as a family.

I support Jeff 100%. But sometimes, when I'm in moods like this, I'm so ANGRY at him. For deciding to take this path, to choose this life. I just want to be selfish and have him home with me all the time.


Ok, I seriously need to stop, or I'll just go on and on and on and on. And we all know that it sucks reading posts like this, but I just need to get it off my chest.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Well, after just 3 short weeks home following his BCT and AIT graduation...Jeff is off to more training. His pre-deployment training. He will be gone for the next 3 weeks...which happens to fall over my due date. So he'll have to try and rush home to make it in time for the birth when the time finally arrives (I'm due June it really can happen anytime now.) He'll be gone until the end of June...And then only will be home for a month following that...

In August, the true test begins, when Jeff leaves for his deployment. I'm not sure how I'm going to handle it, but I know I'll try and be as strong as possible for Jeff and for our son!

Anyways, Jeff and I spent the last 3 weeks having as much fun as we possibly could (it is Iowa). No matter what we are doing, whether it being buying a medium pizza and going on a picnic, or eating at a fancy restaurant, we always enjoy each others company :) He's my best friend!!!

And for your viewing pleasure...a picture of my handsome husband and myself...our last picture with me being pregnant (since next time I see him it'll be when I'm having our baby!!!)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

The waiting game....

I'm 2 weeks away from my due date, and super anxious...but NOTHING is happening!!!

I think i'm being taught the virtue of patience...

I'll keep you updated!!!