Monday, February 19, 2007

Monday monday...

Still hanging in here at the Soralis house. I can't seem to get rid of my cold, but I didn't expect that it would go away quickly anyway! It seems as though another round of YUCK is starting though as one of my boys was up sick again last night. I think it was mainly caused by the fact that he is all stuffed up so hopefully there will be no more barfing anytime soon! The poor little fella, it's just so hard to see them sick.

On a good note it seems as though it was helpful that we had to go 'rinse some stuff out' last night as our washing machine seems to have sprung a leak. Since we have main floor laundry it's a good thing that we found out it was leaking last night or we may have woken up to a flood this morning. It seems as though the valve that is supposed to close when water is not needed has decided to give up the ghost. At least there is an easy fix for now, just shut the water off to the machine seems to do the trick! We really don't want any new expenses for a while if we can help it!

As for work, I have been way to busy... a couple of 13 hour days last week was more than enough for me. Our team has a deadline Friday so I am hoping it slows down after that! I am not sure that I can keep those kind of days up, and I am sure it isn't helping my cold. I am worried as I haven't been into the office for a while and I don't want to get into trouble. I have been working from home for one reason or another and I am not sure what I am going to do now as it seems that an issue I had during my last PG has come back to rear it's ugly head (this is the issue that resulted in 3 months of bed rest last time.) Ugg. I am hoping that I am able to work from home for the remainder of my time, I guess we will have to see. I have been procrastinating in calling my office to make my at home time official, maybe we will see what happens at my next OB appt next week.

So as for the PG all is well with the little one (as far as I know), it is very busy kicking away... when I get nervous I usually don't have to wait to long for some movement so that definitely helps! I have a little issue these days with walking though. I have pain and pressure in my groin area that makes it difficult to get around. Any kind of lifting or sitting seems to make it worse, and we won't even talk about rolling over in bed. It makes the round ligament pain seem like a piece of cake as it usually passes quite quickly. Walking seems to irritate the heck out of it as well, and so does getting dressed. It's not the end of the world but I am not sure how I could ever make that commute to work again this PG? On a positive note I am not freaking about this as I had something similar last time so I know it's just my body and not the baby so for the first time there will be no paranoid call to the Dr since I am going to see her next week anyway. (Besides last time I called her she sent me to the hospital and took me off work that day, and some intern did a NASTY internal exam that I could do without this time around! :))

So that's my Monday... I shall waddle off for now! Oh and if someone could please have a nap for me that would be wonderful!

Quote of the day
If you do not tell the truth about yourself
you cannot tell it about other people.
~ Virginia Woolf


Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentines Day...

Wishing everyone a Happy Valentines Day! May love be in the air where ever you are.

I don't think much is going to be going on at the Soralis household! I haven't even had a chance to get out and get my dear sweet (and somewhat grumpy these days LOL) husband a card. I am down with a nasty head cold, that dear sweet hubby (now you know where the grumpy came from) decided to share with me. Well at least he didn't share the stomach flu with me, just the boys! So needless to say we are a bunch of germ ridden folks these days!

Maybe we will have to celebrate on the weekend instead or maybe call it a year?

Valentines Day Flashback
This day quite a few years back my husband was 'fired' from his job. No warning, no boss, just some dude handing him a piece of paper (Record of Employment) stating that Feb 14 was his last day. He came back from lunch to be locked out of his computer and had no idea what had happened. We were just about to embark on IVF and had to put our plans on hold. It turned out that some of the management wanted to hire a buddy and he started the next day (which happened to be a Saturday??) . What followed was a lengthy Wrongful Dismissal law suit, which after the company stalled and stalled and stalled, and we payed lawyer bills and lawyer bills and lawyer bills, finally decided to settle (of course claiming no wrong doing). What a lovely way to celebrate Valentines day (it was of course Friday of a long weekend too!)

To finish the story we got our settlement the month before we finally had a successful IVF cycle that ended with our boys. I guess you could say we broke even (I think our legal system is set out to protect guilty parties, ugg) but if you ask me we were in the hole at the time as the entire settlement was put into retirement savings to help avoid some tax.... The good old government got us at tax time anyway. At least in our later years we will have that money for a great holiday or something! Note to anyone who is was wrongfully dismissed, do not take on a large corporation as they have too much cash to pour into lawyers and they can stall for longer than your bank account can hold out! Just walk away and call it a day... trust me on that one!

Quote of the day
Hope is love's happiness, but not its life.
~ Letitia E. Landon


Thursday, February 08, 2007


I am happy to report that everything looked well at the u/s and I didn't get arrested. Yes I wanted to INFLICT bodily pain on the u/s tech, but I thought being in jail and PG would not be a good plan!

So here's the story, hopefully with some humor injected so that I don't bore you to death. It ended up that we had a nasty storm the day before so my husband had to come home and get me as it's a highway drive to the u/s clinic that I go to (we aren't talking about the one in town for reasons I don't want to get into right now! :). So anyway he is none to happy that he has to leave work early to get me, but feels better that I am not on the highway. Normally I wouldn't worry about driving on nasty roads but I get more protective of myself given that I am PG. I am not so much worried about my driving but it's everyone else that scares the crap out of me. Well I was glad he came and got me as it was pretty nasty, cars in the ditch everywhere, many of which had rolled.

We arrived at the clinic, I of course had a way to full bladder as per usual. You would think by now that I would have that one figured out. I noticed that the u/s tech that I don't like was there and was hoping that I didn't get her. She was very annoying the one time I had her with my last PG. Also I had booked a 3d u/s so I wanted someone who was good. Well guess what I drew the short straw that was my tech. I am going to call her Valley Girl since she said "LIKE" more times in a minute than was necessary in an entire YEAR. Not kidding! She also kind of slurred her words together like she was half drunk or something. It was "LIKE" red neck meets valley girl splashed in with too much beer (I doubt she drinks wine! LOL) (bad beer!). First impression the first time I met her was that he had a learning disability and I wasn't really sure how she got to be a tech in the first place... she actually sounds really really dumb when she talks. I am quite sure she isn't but "totally" annoying anyway (more valley girl thrown in there just for kicks! :) ).

So way we go with the u/s. We had decided that we didn't want to know the sex this time, we wanted it to be a surprise. (besides I want to hold out hope for as long as possible that we may actually get to add a girl to the family, not that it really matters in the end because I really just want a healthy baby. There is a lot of testosterone going to be flying around here so a little more estrogen might be nice too! :) ) So about half way through she starts referring to "baby" as a specific gender. Now I am pissed, so does this mean she knows, or does this mean that she just calls them all that? (When we had her before we knew what we were having and she didn't make one single reference at all... so now I am wondering). I was going to ask her what that was supposed to mean, but then I thought I would know for sure then I would be really pissed off. So I kept my trap shut (too bad she didn't keep hers shut... "like really eh?" ).

So finally it was hubby's turn to come in. I was looking forward to the 3d part, but now I had a bit of a knot because I may know what we are having (and no I am not telling you what she actually said because someone has to be surprised, I guess if we end up having the opposite gender then we will be surprised too!). She WAS horrible at showing us anything. It was as if she was on steroids or something the way she was moving the u/s wand around. What is my belly on fire are you going to burn your hand? She would show us something, say what it was and before she was done saying what it was she had moved on. If you blinked you would miss it. The 3d u/s SUCKED. She was moving around so quickly that it was very difficult to make out anything but a leg and arm. The picture she took (only one :( ) SUCKED! She didn't zoom it in at all so it's so tiny I think I need a magnifying glass to see it, not like you can make anything out anyway.

In the end we were both glad to see little one moving around but were so disappointed with 'viewing' part of the u/s. So I won't be posting a cute little pic of our tiny one as there really isn't anything to make out anyway :(

So now we move on, and my next O.B. appt. I beg for another u/s!! :)

Quote of the day
A good objective of leadership
is to help those who are doing poorly to do well
and to help those who are doing well
to do even better.
~ Jim Rohn


Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Almost half way there...

Time for an update I suppose... I will be 20 weeks on Saturday, it's so hard to believe! I am getting bigger but I just feel like I am gaining weight I don't feel PG. I am feeling movement, a lot of movement but still I don't feel PG. I am still suffering from nausea on a frequent basis, yet it still hasn't sunk in that I am PG. We go for an U/S today, maybe then it will feel a little more real? I am nervous as this will probably be my last u/s for this PG. I think the monthly u/s's helped it become more real during my last PG, actually seeing the little monkeys instead of just knowing was helpful for me. After having 4 u/s's in the first 20 weeks, I can't imagine going another 20ish weeks with no u/s's!

I am still feeling a little better in the emotions department, thank goodness and I am coping with things (translation: mother) much better. I feel like the weight has been lifted off, instead I am just really tired, but that's to be expected. This PG is totally different than the last one, I thought it would be much easier with just one but it seems to be kicking me a lot harder this time. I have definitely noticed some changes from the last time. I had nicer hair the last time, my nails grew much faster and were much stronger and my psoriasis totally cleared up last time (not this time that's for sure!), my m/s went away faster and I was way to freaking happy the last time. I guess those extra hormones will be missed this time.

I seem to be having a hard time keeping up with my life these days. I am finding working is a little difficult this go around. I am so very tired to begin with, then I have to try to stay awake for an entire day with no naps! :) I have had to sick boys that are going through some kind of screaming phase for the last 2 months. Every night starting around supper time let the games begin. It has be very trying but I am hoping that they snap out of it soon. It so hard to deal with them so grumpy, especially when they aren't usually that way. As a parent I feel lost as to what to do as we have tried everything we could think of and nothing seems to work to well. Last night was finally a fairly good night so hopefully that will continue to improve as well. I must admit I love their smiling faces much better than those screaming ones. To make matters worse my husband has NO patience for the screaming so I am trying to calm everyone down, and explain to him they are just young and can't communicate very well yet. Still I would not trade them for anything. We are very lucky that we get to spend our time with them even if they are screaming monsters at times. I guess none of the good things are easy are they?

Quote of the day
Creativity is
taking risks,
breaking rules,
making mistakes,
and having fun.
~ Mary Lou Cook


Thursday, February 01, 2007

This just makes me so sad...

This story made me feel so sad.

Russians probe allegations of 'gagged' babies

A scandal is growing in Russia over the actions of staff at a hospital who allegedly tried to silence the cries of babies by putting tape over their mouths.