So I think it is safe to say that today has been pretty stressful!!
To start my day off, I hear a ticking coming from the kitchen. I couldn't figure out what it was! then as i got closer to the dryer ( our washer and dryer are in the kitchen) i put two and two together. It freaked me out!! So I call my mom to tell her all about it, and for some reason i went outside and looked in the little storage room that it outside our house. I see WATER!! So then I begin to cry!!! Why do all of this have to happen in one day?!
I called Kyle, crying. Asking him to come home and turn the breaker off and figure out what is going on with every thing. so of course he was speeding, and of course there has to be a cop on the road he was taking. Thank goodness the cop had sympathy for him, and he got away with a warning.
So Kyle, came home, turned off the breaker and went back to work. Upon him returning home from work, we find out that the hot water heater had been leaking since who knows when. So he turns that off, and he starts draining it. And while it is draining he went to Lowes to get the new outlet for our dryer. I am so proud of him for taking charge and changing it. He gets intimidated when it comes to home repair things.
So, he changes the outlet and we decide to not fill the water heater back up. Most likely the bottom is about to go, and we don't really know since it is sitting on the ground. But anywho... So i start a load of laundry and he yells to me " i think the washer is leaking" WHAT!!!! So i go in and the assess the situation. There is a nice puddle on the ground! WONDERFUL!!! So then I look even further to notice that the dryer hose is not attached to the dryer. GREAT!!! So I get my skinny little butt back there to start cleaning up the mess. TONS of lint everywhere!!! It smells like mildew back there, who knows how long we have had a leak back there. And of course I can't find the special tape that we used to connect the dryer hose to the back of the dryer... so now i have a load of laundry just sitting in the dryer, and the washer. looks like I'll be up to my ears in laundry!
Wow, i just heard a crazy sound come from the bathroom. I guess since we forgot to turn the hot water back to the off postion in the bathtub it made a crazy gurgling sound. So it looks like my morning will be filled with calling around trying to find the best deal on a new hot water heater, and i am crossing my fingers not to have to look for a new washer. Because we still don't have the one we have paid off yet!!! Oh Lord, please help me!!!! I need a break from all this house hold repair crap!!!
And to top things off, we are expecting a nasty day full of rain and thunder storms which could possibly produce strong winds and hail! I pray that the storm tomorrow is weak and passes quickly.
Please, if you read my blog, say a prayer for me!!! I need any that I can get. I feel a stress ulcer starting in my stomach, and I really don't need that right now.
But on top of all that has gone wrong today. I am thankful.. I am thankful for a wonderful, loving husband who takes care of me and Nathan. I am thankful for my wonderful mother who is helping us out with the hot water heater, and I am thankful for our health. I see beyond the dark cloud that seems to be looming over me right now, and I will put on my sunglasses, because behind every dark cloud there is sunshine, and I know this will pass.
So Katie, from Marriage confessions is hosting a giveaway!!! She promised her fellow readers that if we spent all day and night voting for her at Thebump.com that she would host a giveaway giving away 2 video Ipods. Sadly after the 30,000 votes for her,she did not win :( But since she is so sweet, she is giving away 1. I would love to win one!!!
If you are looking for a good read and would love to stare at an adorable little boy ( the bean) visit her page!!!
So I don't think I have ever touched on this subject, but it is just something I was thinking about.
Going back to when I was pregnant,when I was huge!!! Not just huge, but HUGE!!!!! It was so awful towards the end of my pregnancy. Not only was it summer time, with 100 degree temperatures, but it was kind of a busy summer, which meant my fat butt had to get out in that awful heat, carrying an extra 40-50 pounds!!! Why was I so huge you ask? Well let me just tell you. I can't remember extactly when my doctor noticed, but I think it was around 6 or 7 months. Every time she would measure the fundal height, it started getting a lot bigger than it should. At the end of my pregnancy before I was induced my belly measured at 43 weeks, when in fact I was only 36/37 weeks pregnant! After many ultrasounds of watching the fluid levels ( should have been around 24, mine was around either 28 or 30 something, I can't remember exactly) I was ordered to come in EVERY WEEK, TWO TIMES A WEEK, FOR A MONTH!!!! While it kind of sucked to go up there so much, and having to wait in the waiting room A LOT, it was reassuring to hear my baby moving around in my belly. I LOVED that sound.
There were some days where he didn't move as much as they wanted, so I would drink some juice to get him going, and then he would go nuts! I think he just liked to nap around that time! And one day, he didn't respond so much to the juice, so my doctor buzzed my belly and that got him up!
So what is causing all of this fluid? It's something called polyhydramnios. There really isn't a known reason for it, but some complications that could cause it or that could happen due to this problem are kind of scary. I am glad I didn't google it too much when I was pregnant. One situation that may be the cause of this is that there are birth defects. The most common birth defects that cause polyhydramnios are those that hinder fetal swallowing, such as birth defects involving the gastrointestinal tract and central nervous system. So my doctor wanted to rule this out, with a some what of a detailed ultrasound ( I say that because they were wanting to send me to another hospital to have a better scan done, I didn't think it was really nessasary, because what could we do to change it? NOTHING! We would deal with it, when he was born) But on this scan done at the local hospital, everything looked great, praise the Lord!
The lady that preformed my ultrasounds, told me that she had the same thing happen to her and that there was nothing ever wrong with her child. That made me feel so much better, a little peace of mind if you will.
So fast forward to me around 36 weeks. Huge as a house and sweating like a beast! I beg my doctor every time I see her, to induce me! I had finally started to dialate, so that was a good sign. There was no way that she would have let me go until my due date, but I needed to dialate a little before considering inducing. I asked her if she thought my water might break because I had so much fluid and she told me that there was a chance.
I was so scared to go out anywhere in public for the fear of that happening! I knew it wouldn't be just a little puddle or anything like that. I knew it would be a sight to see! Thank goodness it didn't ever happen. My nurse joked with me saying that it would be like dropping a 5 gallon bucket of pickles on the ground!!!
Oh my gosh it was the grossest feeling when they did break my water in the hospital. The poor nurse that was picking up the towels that were used to soak up the fluid, said that she was glad she had her Wheaties that morning, and she was getting a work out. To this day, the doctors and nurses still know me!
So the whole time I'm dealing with all of this I never really thought too much about my self and what could happen to me. I guess that is what happens when your a mom. But the possible things that could have happened and do happen to women who deal with this are that the placenta could tear away from the wall before delievery. Therefore resulting in a lot of bleeding that may or may not be stopped. Or something called PROM (premature rupture of membranes). Or worst, Nathan could have been born stillborn.
GOD IS GOOD!!!!
I am so thankful for every day I get with my baby boy! He is my world, and for that I am THANKFUL!!
Seriously, If one more person announces that they are having a baby, I am going to SCREAM!!! I'm not even sure I could handle two kids right now... well in 9 months, but I miss being pregnant! I miss feeling the baby move, I miss the ultrasounds, I miss looking at cute little newborn clothes. I MISS IT!!!! I don't however miss the NAAAAASTY diapers, the formula, the spit up, etc.
I'm not sure what it is, but I'm getting really depressed over it. I know right now there is no way we could afford to have another one, but if everyone waited till they could afford to have a baby, well there would be a lot less babies. I know I need to trust in the Lord, He will provide.
Right now we are waiting for Kyle to at least get a better paying job. But in his industry, it is kind of hard to move up. He has been at the same position for almost 6 years now!!! 6 YEARS!! He has been through at least 3 bosses, and every time one would get fired, he was always looked over and they always hire someone else.
Every night I pray for him to get his break. He has amazing ideas and the guys that do work for him, admire him. Trust him, and are loyal to him.
Right now I am very happy and feel extremely blessed to have Nathan in our lives. I do, however, think he might be a little happier to have a baby brother or sister to grow up with.
I will be taking a break for a few more days, seeing how I'm feeling like total crap!!!! I hope I'm not getting the flu or some crap like that. But I will be making a doctors appointment first thing tomorrow morning. Hopefully I can just get a z-pak and everything will be right in the world again :) Until then, hope everyone is feeling wonderful and healthy!!