Sunday, December 30, 2007
Monday, December 24, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Marley also went to the doctor yesterday. We had to take her to a veterinary internist, who happened to be a beagle owner. She did an ultrasound and found that her kidneys are full of stones. So much so that surgery would do more harm than good. One way of treating them is to change her diet again, but that would trigger her pancreatitis...which we've survived once and are not wanting to repeat. So our option is to put her on some meds for the rest of her life that will hopefully prevent the development of any new stones. So we went to the pharmacy today to fill it. I was a little concerned after the almost $400 vet bill. H-E-B has new drug plan prescription card that we can put the dogs on. It costs $5 to join and then each month we get $5 off her meds...making them $13. So, we're going with the medicine.
Dave's had a rough week. On Thursday morning I burst into tears before work because he had forgotten to turn on the dryer the night before and I had no bra/tank tops to wear and I couldn't find the only pair of jeans that are actually comfortable. Then today is his birthday. I got up early and made a coffee cake. I tried to surprise him with breakfast in bed, but he got up just as I was walking into the bedroom. I made him go lay back down and blow out the candle. Then I let him get up and go to the bathroom, but I took everything back downstairs and started eating without him. Let's hope dinner goes a little more smoothly.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
On the other hand, Sophie got to have a good Friday. One of my friend's who has a 6 week old baby was not feeling well and needed me to come and watch the baby during the day so she could recover from minor surgery. So Sophie got to meet a real live baby...she stole a pacifier and a diaper and really worked hard at trying to lick baby Addie. All this happened while playing with her favorite beagle pal, Molly. Sophie had soooooo much fun. And I guess it worked out for Marley too. She got to have a nice quiet day at home without Sophie.
As for Connor, he's growing everyday! I measured my belly and it's 2 inches bigger than what the books say it should be! Oh dear! Thank goodness Daddy got a promotion this week and Mommy got approved to go half-time at work starting in January. So hopefully all this will help with the ever expanding belly and the draining energy. I must admit though that most of the pains I have been complaining about haven't been so bad in the last two weeks. Maybe there is hope for me!
Sunday, November 11, 2007
On the baby front, I felt like I was really big by the end of the day yesterday. Then when I got up this morning, my belly button was even more poked out...almost half way out! I really look pregnant these days. No hiding it. I'm 6 months on Mon. so I guess that pretty much explains it. I've got less than 100 days to go! That's amazing. Dave and I are both ready to meet Connor, but I'd like him to be healthy so I want to wait until he's ready.
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Well, time to check the puppy panties. I guess I need to go buy another pair too because she pees in them every night and they have to be washed every morning. Poor old dog!
Friday, November 2, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
We also got registered at Babies 'r Us recently. That was interesting. We walked out of the store after an hour and a half and had only registered for 9 things. Trying to decide which stroller, play pen, bouncy seat, swing, monitor and diaper bag is A LOT harder than one would think! But the rest I registered for online. That was much easier.
We spent last weekend in the Adirondacks with the Kostusiak Klan. A great time was had by all. Dave got to feel Connor (did I mention we picked a name?) kick for the first time. Connor's been busy lately. He's swinging and kicking and having a grand old time in there!
The crib is in! We just have to figure out how to get it from the store. And all the Peek-A-Boo Snoopy stuff will be in on Monday. I just finished taping the edges of the walls in the nursery and we need to hit Home Depot to pick paint (and get rid of the crazy Dr. Suess decor).
Oh yeah! Dave got a promotion! We're not sure quite what it means yet, but at least they are recognizing all the hard work and LONG hours he's been putting in.
Have a great weekend!
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
We are very excited! We are just happy to finally know. He was butt up and showed all his stuff. He had his hands behind his head the entire time and then when the doctor came in to finalize everything, "he" put his hands over his face! He was done...no more pictures. I've got some good pics though from earlier that I'll add later.
So I guess we're going with Peek-a-Boo Snoopy. And we will probably go with Connor Benjamin Kostusiak, but, as you may have noticed, I change my mind often so I can't guarentee any of that!
Friday, September 21, 2007
Wed. is the big day. I can't wait to finally find out what it is. People have been asking me whether I think it's a boy or girl and really I can't say. I haven't had any dreams or anything. BUT...yesterday I suddenly started saying "she." I have no idea where that is coming from. It probably just ensures that it's a boy!
Also yesterday I got an email at work saying they are looking into getting an on-site daycare for infants and toddlers. It's about $300 cheaper than the typical daycare center AND IT'S ON-SITE! If that goes through, that might change some of my plans for going back after "she" is born. We'll just have to keep our fingers crossed that it comes through!
I'm going to attempt yoga again this weekend. I'm sure I'll have a funny story from that, so check back!
Sunday, September 16, 2007
So we got the crib and the dresser in this picture, but in a little bit darker wood color. It was expensive, but it's real wood and furniture that Baby Stuzey can use his/her whole life. I'm very glad to have this ordered. They say it can take up to 12 weeks for it to come in. We went to USA Baby to order it and happened to walk into a HUGE one-day sale. There were people crawling all over the store, but we got it done and got a decent price so we're happy.
This morning I attempted to go to my first pre-natal yoga class. I say attempted because the teacher didn't show up. So I came back home. I haven't done much in the way of exercise the past 4 months and this was supposed to be my kick-start! BUT....I guess I'll go get a Dr. Pepper and wait until tomorrow!
Sunday, September 9, 2007
Luckily, one of my friends is due on Sept. 26th. That way we can practice a little before having to actually take one home with us. We've signed up for all the classes the hospital offers. Hopefully with all of these things, we will have a small idea of what to do with it! We're pretty nervous. Dave seems to think that I just automatically know what to do and is trusting me to make the decisions. I think that's a lot of pressure for a girl! I told him I know what to do with them when they hit school-age, but no ideas before that! I guess that's why they make books and websites!
Saturday, September 1, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
is just so cute. The one Dave likes has more colors and has a pretty red with different animals, but again, I just don't love it! http://www.babysupermall.com/main/products/cci/cci2721095.html But then I found one that has Baby Snoopy on it! He's really cute! And now that we have a baby beagle, I think that's cute! Then we could find lots of Baby Snoopy stuff! http://www.babysupermall.com/main/products/lai/lai72004v.html Of course when I went to Babies'RUs today they didn't have any Peek-A-Boo Snoopy stuff. It's hard to make these decisions without actually being able to see these things in real life! So if you'd like to put your two cents in, I may (or may not) take what you have to say into consideration, but it's worth a try! ;P
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
I did get a chance to talk to my doctor yesterday. The chances that the baby has Down's Syndrome or Trisomy 18 are 1 in 10,000. Those are great odds! That means no more testing! My pants are becoming REALLY difficult to button. I've gained 8 lbs. already. We need to start getting the room ready and looking around at furniture. WOW! Money is just flying out of the house these days and I think that this is just the beginning. These poor little dogs don't know what's coming!
Saturday, August 11, 2007
We have found a mess here in GA. We have had to go places and find/see things no daughter should see. We have had to make arrangements that we know he would not have wanted, but that we felt were the best and most respectful ways to handle things. We have gotten very few answers to our many questions. We still don't know exactly what happened and will not get a coroner's report or toxicology report for possibly 3-6 months. No death certificate until then either which makes handling legal affairs a little difficult. We have had him cremated...he's sitting in the other room right now. We did look at the ashes and were amazed that they are not grey but beige. We have found a beautiful new cemetery in north GA that is a national cemetery for veterans. He will be placed in a columbarium (granite vault) on Monday morning with a plaque to come soon after. We had a memorial service on Thursday that was very nice. We have honestly done the best we could with this very difficult situation. We will be heading home with many of our family heirlooms that he luckily still had on Mon. afternoon.
On an up-note, my doctor left a message on Fri. saying to call them that it was good news. Hopefully that means that our testing from last week came back negative for chromosomal defects. With everything that's been going on, I really haven't felt too hot. Hopefully I will be home soon and back in a good eating routine. This poor baby is getting a lot of sweet tea down here in the south! It will have a massive sweet tooth after this visit!
I hope everyone will take some time after reading this to make things easier on their loved ones by writing down their wishes.
Monday, August 6, 2007
We did get some bad news though today. My father was found dead alone in his home this morning. My sister is on her way here this evening and then we will be driving to Atlanta to see what needs to be done tomorrow. Because he was alone, there needs to be some investigation by the police. We should know more by the time we get there Wed. evening.
Sunday, August 5, 2007
I am officially 12 weeks pregnant. Dave and I are both hoping that the already waning morning sickness symptoms completely go away this week. They really started to ease up around 10 weeks. I could finally start walking our baby beagle, Sophie, again. The nausea has been pushed back until about 5 pm most days. (Why again is it called "morning sickness"?) My clothes are really starting to not fit and it's NOT pretty! I've gained 6lbs. which is killing me because I had worked very hard to lose those 6 lbs. I think once I pass that number that I've never passed before I will just stop thinking about it!
I have two unfounded fears these days. 1) I'm not really pregnant and just gaining weight at an alarming rate! 2) There's more than one baby in there! Luckily, tomorrow...Monday 8/6, we have an ultrasound appt. and our 12 week appt. So I figure between those two, both my fears will either be realized or not!
So check back this week and hopefully we'll have some pics up of our little Stuz!