Thursday, September 25, 2008

One down--nine to go!

So, I went to the doc yesterday and I'm 1cm dialated...not that it is much, but it's progress! So, hopefully little Beckett will be here in just a short time (I'm thinking the week of October 6th). I'm excited because I'm sick of being so miserable, but I'm so nervous at the same time. I'm just hoping that Parker does well with the whole having a baby brother thing and not being the only one anymore. I kind of like him being the only one to be honest, but I couldn't live with myself if he didn't have a sibling. Not that I have anything against people who only chose to have one child, because many of my friends are only children, but I want him to have a buddy to grow up with! Scott says, "Well, he might not like him now, but we are giving him a best friend for life. An instant buddy!"

Oh..and my blood pressure is up AGAIN, which means that they are probably going to put me on bedrest next week when I go back if it is up again...yippee. I don't want to be on bedrest, it's no fun at all. And, I've become the Energizer bunny lately. I just keep going and going and going and I never stop.

Our big annual street sale is this weekend and I'm NOT looking forward to it. We have to get up so early and it's just a big pain in the butt to be honest. But, we have a lot to get rid of this go-round (next year we will have TONS to get rid of with all of the baby stuff going) and so does Stephanie and Julie. Oh..and Peyton and Erika are coming into town FINALLY to see us with the boys (they have never came to see us, we always go to see them) but of course they would have to pick this darn day to come! I'm going to be one pooped puppy this weekend....when what I really want to do is just rest!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Dodged a serious bullett

So, yesterday I come into work and things are going about as planned for a typical Monday morning. It's nice to get the week started out right considering last week our entire city was without power for days and some still are, and we didn't have to work last week Monday thru Wednesday. Anyways, so, it was Monday. happens. Word starts to spread that they are laying people off........WHAT?!?! What do you mean they are laying people off? I just bought a new car on Saturday! (more on that later) This company has done nothing for the past year but talk about how well we are doing and how much money we are making. There were no worries about the budget, or cut-backs to even forewarn us that there might be a "reduction". But, nope..the rumors were true. 15 out of our staff of 44 people were laid-off. Years of service ranging from 31 years to 3 years. I've never been through anything like this, so I have no clue what to do with myself. I call the hubby at his work and he starts to flip out. We have a mortgage, two car payments, another baby on the way. What are we going to do?!?! So, then my boss comes in my office and asks me to come with him because he needs to talk to me. I almost peed my pants...and don't discount that because I'm pregnant and it's easy to pee my pants. I walk in and he tells me that I'm NOT going to be let go, but wanted to let me know what was going on and give me the list of people who had been laid off. I've never been so relieved but yet felt so guilty in my entire life. Needless to say, yesterday was not a good day and not a good way to start out your workweek. And, devastating that we are going to lose some awesome people in our department.

So, moving onto happier times now. We got a new car on Saturday. We sold hubby's S-10, which he has had since he was 18 years old, so he was VERY attached to it. I laughed and asked him if he was going to cry when he handed the keys over to the people who had bought it (for their 16 year old son..too cute). Anyways, we bought a 2009 Toyota Camry. It's so nice and I'm the one who get's to drive it because it's more gas efficient than my Equinox that I was driving (that hubby is now driving). i love it and it's big enough to put both kids in, which I'm stoked about!

Nothing else new is happening in my life. Just hanging out, still trying to figure out how I can load some pics on here. I guess I will figure it out eventually. Tonight I'm going to dinner with a friend I used to work with and I cannot wait. And, then I'm getting all of my fall stuff out and decorating the house for the fall...cannot wait. I love to have it all nice and fall like. Then the rest of the week is cleaning so we can get ready for our company to come in from out of town this weekend and our subdivisions annual street sale which a gazillion people come to. Another busy week ahead of me...I'm ready for the weekend and it's only Tuesday!

Friday, September 19, 2008 we are

So, here we are....I've got a blog. Kinda weird, never thought that I would have one, but I thought that it was kind of a neat way to keep people up to date, and if not people (because really, who is going to want to read this blog?) then myself. I hardly remember what happened a couple of days ago. And, it's kinda like journaling which I did for a really long time as a teen. I feel like I'm a little over the journaling stage. Okay, no I'm not..I just don't have the time to sit down and write...and my life isn't as dramatic as it was when I was 17, so there is just not THAT much that I have to say!

I wish I could tell you that this is going to be one of those blogs that keep you coming back because I'm the whittiest person (don't even know if I spelled that right) and have such funny things to say. Because, as much as I would LOVE to be that person, I'm not. My friends are, but me...not so much. This is just going to be your day to do ramblings I guess. Nothing too exciting...just me.

So, why is called Queen among Kings? Hello...because there is not one single female in my house besides myself...I have all males. My husband, son Parker who is 2 1/2, the dog, Chompers and soon to be another baby boy (coming to a family near you in October) and then there is poor 'ole me! The only estrogen producing person in the house. God help me! I always said that I wanted all boys...well, that is what I have. All boys!

Today is Friday, and I'm 35 weeks pregnant with this new little baby boy who is going to be joining our family. His name is going to be Beckett.....and if you don't like it, thats fine. You don't have to, I didn't base my baby-naming decision on everyone liking it. I know it's different, and, no, it's not your typical name. But, to me that makes it all the better! So, keep your opinions to yourself because honestly, since about week 22 when we picked this out...I've been so sick of hearing about how "thats an 'odd' name"---kinda like how I'm sick of people telling me Parker looks like the kid from Jerry McGuire....yes, I know. He has blonde hair and glasses...go figure. But, you don't need to tell me. And, that kinda makes me nervous because have you seen the Jerry McGuire kid now....he is so not cute! He looks like a little tool!

So, here we are. I have nothing really done with the baby's room, so I'm in a little bit of a panic. Parker was three weeks early and they put me on bedrest so I had a million things to do when they put me on bedrest, so now I'm in a panic to have things done. Which, I thought that things would be done a lot sooner than this, but, nope. Here we are..5 weeks out and the room is painted and all of the stuff is in there, but there is no baby clothes cleaned (well, I do have a load in the dryer at home as we speak...but folding it seems like a pain), wall hangings are either not hung or in yet (I've ordered a lot of custom stuff...gotta love E-Bay). So, I'm "planning" on getting everything, or most of it, squared away this weekend. Keep your fingers crossed. Otherwise Beckett's going to come home to a room that is not even close to being organized! I do have two things that could possibly stop me from working on it this weekend...well, three really. We might be buying a car this weekend, depending on if Scott's truck sells tonight (we will all be sad to see it go) so tomorrow we might be spending the day car shopping. Or, I bought two books the other day at Borders because I'm done with school until January so right now I have some time to actually read, which I'm totally pumped about...or Parker being a total bear and not letting me get anything finished!

So, this is my first post! We shall see how this blogging thing goes and see if I can learn how to get pictures on here and all of the other fun stuff. My husband is going to make fun of me endlessly for having a blog--he makes fun of me right now for having a MySpace page (which I have to keep me up on ALL of the gossip of course), and I'm sure my friends will too, but that's okay! Make fun of me people....I'm a blogger!