Archive for July, 2007

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Fallon on July 30th, 2007

 Cyndi Lauper РGirls Just Wanna Have Fun

I come home in the morning light
My mother says when you gonna live your life right
Oh mother dear we’re not the fortunate ones
And girls just want to have fun
Oh girls just want to have fun

The phone rings in the middle of the night
My father yells what you gonna do with your life
Oh daddy dear you know you’re still number one
But girls they want to have fun
Oh girls just want to have–

That’s all they really want
Some fun
When the working day is done
Girls– they want to have fun
Oh girls just want to have fun

Some boys take a beautiful girl
And hide her away from the rest of the world
I want to be the one to walk in the sun
Oh girls they want to have fun
Oh girls just want to have

That’s all they really want
Some fun
When the working day is done
Girls–they want to have fun
Oh girls just want to have fun,
They want to have fun,
They want to have fun…

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“Hi Bunny”

Fallon on July 28th, 2007

Ok so there is this random little pink bunny hand puppet that I got a few years ago for Easter before my daughter was even born. My grandma gave it to me one year and I never really knew what I would do with it but I just held onto it anyways. Well I have definitely found a use for it now!

My daughter is in love with the thing, she really, really is. She will only let her dad put it on and play with it though! I don’t know why she wont even give me a chance haha. If I put it on she takes it off of me and says “nooo..daddy!” and then she will go and give it to him. It’s really cute to watch. She will say “hi bunny, thank you bunny” depending on what the bunny is doing. He makes the bunny hold things and tickle her, walk around, wriggle. She just loves it and she’ll cuddle it too.

It’s also useful for when she gets upset, it makes her feel a lot better to see it. Her daddy’s been wanting to find some other puppets since we discovered her love for the thing. I’m just not really sure where to find another because it’s kind of random and I never really see them around. I guess I will have to ask my grandma about it and see if she remembers since she is the one who got it.

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3 hour glucose results

Fallon on July 28th, 2007

So I went for my checkup on the 25th and my doctor told me that my 3 hour glucose test came back normal. Well this is good news but I always think that doctors are lying anyways, but lets hope he’s not. So my next appointment is 2 weeks from my last. I have to start going every 2 weeks since I’m so close, so my next will be august 8th. He did all of the other regular things such as checking my weight, blood pressure, urine, baby’s heart etc.. He hasn’t told me anything bad.

I also recently went to re fill my prenatal vitamin prescription and the pharmacy I was going to before is not there anymore.. so I went to the new location where my info was transferred and they didn’t have the exact vitamins that I was taking before. It is a different brand and now that I am taking them I have this weird vitamin-like taste/smell in my sinuses. It’s annoying but I’m sure within another week once my body is used to them it will go away. When I first started taking the other ones the same thing happened. I guess this brand is a bit different than the other one I was taking, I don’t like not having the same brand but I can’t do much. This brand is neonatal plus and the other was prenatal plus.

I also went and finished getting some important things I need for the baby before I bring him home. We went to target first and got some diapers and wipes, also some receiving blankets and a few outfits for my daughter. I love looking at the clearances and sales they have as I walk down the aisles. I also got a double stroller and infant car seat set so that both the kids can be in the same stroller, and the infant seat can also go in the stroller.. I really, really love it. The whole thing is very convenient and nice.

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Grandma

Fallon on July 17th, 2007

My grandma’s birthday was on the 14th. I didn’t even know until I got a call from my dad. I never really know or remember because I don’t think she likes to make a big deal about it and I’m sure that’s because once you get past a certain age.. getting older isn’t very fun. Well at least my dad remembered and he said Happy Birthday to her, I also called her that night and gave my wishes as well and then had a short conversation.

When my dad called he had said he wanted to have a little barbeque for her the next day, it was kind of short notice but he also asked me to bake a cake for her. I like baking cakes for people, it can be pretty fun and they are yummy. I had to convince my fiance to go to the store with me.. since I really hate driving the truck that we have(we’re in the process of getting something better though). I went to the store and picked up a few cake packages and some frosting since it was all on sale.. I would’ve made one from scratch but like I said it was short notice.. anything from scratch is usually better though I think.

I chose to make a chocolate cake for her.. I usually don’t like chocolate very much but it just seemed good. We decorated it brightly and I think it came out pretty well. It tasted good too! So we went over on Sunday and went swimming for most of the day, my grandma got my daughter this cute bathing suit with a built in floating thing and also got her a life jacket. My dad made chicken and ribs and there was rice, salad and some vegetables ..chips too of course, bleh. It was a pretty long day but I think my daughter enjoyed swimming in the pool. I want her to learn how to swim as soon as possible, I’ll feel a lot better when she does because then she’ll be even safer. My fiance recently wanted to learn CPR as well, just to be on the safe side.

An old friend of my dad’s was also there, he’s in his 60′s and mostly nice. He’s lived with my dad before but then went to live with a lady friend. I guess they haven’t been getting along very well lately so he’s staying with my dad again for a bit. My dad is too nice to turn him away and plus he’s known him for a really long time and it gives my dad someone to talk to.

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Children’s Bedroom

Fallon on July 14th, 2007

So I’ve been getting the bedroom ready for my new baby since time is going by so quick and he’ll be arriving pretty soon. All of my daughters things are one on side and I’m putting my son’s things on the other side. It really looks very adorable! It looks better this way than it did before I even started making room for the new baby.. I’m not sure why. There is a children’s table that’s going in their room with two chairs. It is in the process of being painted right now but it is almost done! It’s a minty green color that we picked out at home depot today and my fiance has been working on it all day. Brielle spent some time with the table before we began painting it and she loves the thing. I am glad that there is enough room in the bedroom for both of them but of course as they both grow older.. I’m going to eventually need to advance to a 3 bedroom.

Well anyways, I’m very happy with how the room’s coming out and I’m most likely going to take lots of pictures when it’s finished, which should be soon.. but I am pretty tired so this is going to be short tonight.

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3 Hour Glucose

Fallon on July 12th, 2007

So I went for the 3 hour glucose test and I had to fast the night before. I was pretty hungry when I woke up in the morning and I also woke up a little later than I had planned¬† since I felt so tired. I got to the lab around 9:20 am and I am glad I got there then because the cut off for the 3 hour glucose test before their lunch is 9:30 so that the patient’s testing wont interfere with their lunch. They took my blood right when I got there and then gave me this sick lime sugary drink that I had to finish within 5 minutes. It didn’t take me even close to 5 minutes even though it was sick haha. So then they told me I’d be getting my blood drawn at 10:23, 11:23 and 12:23 and that I couldn’t leave.. so I had to sit in the waiting room with my daughter and fiance. Yikes was that a challenge. My daughter had a lot of energy and I had to keep coming up with things to keep her occupied for the first hour.

I let her draw and play with some paper, gave her a snack, tried making shapes with pieces of napkin. haha I was getting real creative for a while. The first hour was finally up and they took my blood. After the first hour my daughter really wanted out of her stroller, so we let her walk around the waiting room a bit and decided to go in the hallway.. even though I wasn’t supposed to leave I didn’t think that would really hurt anything since I pretty much tell the people at the desk when it’s time for my blood to be taken anyways(as long as I don’t do anything too physical because that burns up the sugar.) We also went downstairs and got her some trail mix and tommy a drink (my fiance) Ok, so I got my blood taken a second time and then it seemed to take forever for the last hour to pass. I went to get the last sample drawn but this time it wasn’t so easy. The first 3 times they took blood they found my veins easily, but suddenly my veins didn’t wanna drain anymore. They poked both of my arms like two times each and finally resorted to drawing it from my wrist. I wish they would’ve done that in the first place instead of leaving a major bruise on one of my arms! It seems like the nurses get a little careless sometimes. I hope I never have to do that test again, 3 hours seems a bit insane to me.

I’m glad It’s over with and hopefully the results come back alright. I guess how they analyze them is they test all 3 samples and they should all range between certain numbers to be good and if 2 or more aren’t within the range and they are too high then they consider that gestational diabetes. If anything I think I may have a mild case according to my glucose test I already took.. and it might go away after the pregnancy. So I didn’t go shopping afterward, I just wanted to get home and wash the clinic off of me and my daughter. We put together a cute little shelf for my daughter tonight though and we’re gonna decide where to put it later on. She really got the idea of it though! She was putting her toys in all of the little cubby holes, it was so cute! Her mouth still hurts her slightly, but her appetite is way better. Poor baby!

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Results

Fallon on July 10th, 2007

So I’ve been leaving my phone on vibrate and when I checked my phone last night I had a message left from my clinic.. they said that I need to call them back and it was already way too late to do that when I checked my phone. Well getting that call only made me think one thing.. that something had to be wrong! So I had to wait nervously all night so that I could call them back this morning.

I called them back around 9:30 am and was on hold for a almost 10 minutes while they tried to find out who called me. They finally did and the nurse told me they got my glucose tolerance test back and that mine came back a little high. Normal is 130 and mine is 140 so now I need to go for further testing to check for diabetes. This is obviously not good news, it’s juuussst what I needed to hear. Home stress doesn’t really make it any easier to deal with either but there isn’t much I can do.

So I am fasting right now so I can go early in the morning to get the test done. It’s going to be kind of long because they want to draw my blood once every hour for 3 hours.. So I can either sit around there and wait the whole time.. or leave and be back on time for them to take the blood each time. Blah long day it’s gonna be. Maybe I can go shopping afterwards to take my mind off of things, that usually helps.

The same day I missed the call, I had been at IKEA. We got some lovely new additions for our home. IKEA usually has good quality for a good price. We got a new dresser for our new baby and a few other tiny little things for him..like a light, we got a table that comes with two chairs for my daughter and the baby.. I can just imagine them sitting at it together someday, how cute! My fiance got himself a new chair for his desk and handed down his old one to me, this one is much better than a kitchen chair! We got a few other things too.. we’re still adding to our home since we haven’t lived here very long. It can be pretty fun sometimes!

My daughter is also feeling better and I am sooo happy for that!

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