Tuesday, August 21, 2007

I've changed my mind...again!

We had agreed on the theme for the nursery and even gotten paint samples, but I just don't think I LOVE it! So I've been looking around again. I've pretty much gone back to my original choice. You see...I went with the theme that Dave liked best. I knew I should have just stuck with my first choice! The little lambies jumping the fence with bunnies hopping around http://www.babysupermall.com/main/products/kli/kli1500beds_pop1_kli1500beds.html
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

Back Home

We saw this sign just before leaving GA. We'll miss GA!
We pulled in to Austin late Tuesday afternoon and Lydia was able to catch a flight home at 7:30pm. We got everything we wanted in the car and it's already out and waiting to be dealt with in the garage. I'm still getting the run around from the police. The coroner won't return phone calls. The investigator says she can't help us by talking to the doctor to see if he was being treated for anything. The lawyer wasn't really interested in talking to us when she found out how much the "estate" was worth. We may just have to accept the fact that we may never get any answers and that sucks!

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

Please make plans!

Well, after dealing with my father's affairs for the last 3 days, I think I have a new soapbox. Please get your affairs in order. Please write down your wishes somewhere safe and tell someone where to find them. Write down your passwords and organize a list of all you pertinent legal/monetary information. Update this regularly. Get a life insurance policy...no matter how small it is.

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

Ultrasound - It's just 1!

Today was our first ultrasound. It was very cool! We were able to count 10 fingers and see a nose and feet and everything! They don't do gender until 20 weeks so we won't know that until the first week in October. Our little Stuzey was very active today. It was kicking and waving it's arms and flipping around. I'm hoping that it gets all of it's activity out now and is calm in the outside world. It's amazing what technology can do. The baby is only 2 inches long. Everyone said everything looked right on target and sometime around Feb. 16 we should be getting our Valentine's Day present!

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

Starting a baby blog

Well, yesterday when I was talking to a friend in Houston, she suggested that I start a blog so that everyone could be updated on our little Stuzey on their own. I thought it was a good idea so here goes.

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!
As you can see, Sophie and Marley cannot wait for more stuff, and people, to chew on!

So check back this week and hopefully we'll have some pics up of our little Stuz!