Wednesday, September 29, 2010
BUT, yesterday Mr. Bank (I'm not going to use his real name LOL) called, I answered & then sat down. I was completely ready for him to start out by saying how qualified I was and BLAH BLAH and then hear the HOWEVER we have decided to pursue a different candidate for the position.... BUT by GOLLY....... HE OFFERED ME THE POSITION! I wanted to do a backFLIP. I accepted OF COURSE. We chatted for awhile and then talked about the training aspect of the position. This is where he said he was completely confident in hiring me and excited for me to join the staff. We talked dates and I'll be starting in DECEMBER and will be earning more than my previous job! He even said to call him once I have the baby!!
This means 5 THINGS:
no more job searchin' for this mama
I know where I'll be working
I know when I'll be working
I know how much I'll be making
I know where to look for a sitter
I thanked GOD immediately after getting off the phone & then called my DAD. He was so surprised! My dad doesn't say much when it comes to important things... and all he said was WOW, I'm proud of you Aud. i CRIED! LOL. He then went on to say... now you're really going to be shopping for a new car! yes, indeed I will be! I then called Dennis (not even thinking what time it was), well he was in class and when he saw me calling he THOUGHT i was in labor. I had to calm him down and then tell him the good news too! He ended up coming home early from class and took me to dinner! LOL
all in all.... this means I will truly get to cherish each and every day once lil' man is here. I'm not saying I wouldn't have if I hadn't got the job but I know it would have been in the back of my mind...... and NOW no worries for me. Believe me, I thanked god 5 times extra yesterday for seeing me through this little journey!
So that's my GOOD NEWS and HOPEFULLY my next GOOD NEWS post will be once lil' man ARRIVEs....or if i win the lottery (prolly not though bc i don't even play) :)
This is what my list has looked like for the past 3 weeks!!!!!!! that's a LONG time!
-Finalize insurance!!! (DONE, as of last week!)
-Receive new id cards and prescription cards (DONE, as of last week)
-Update both DR and Hospital with new insurance (DONE, as of last week)
-Submit hospital admitting forms (DONE, as of yesterday!)
-Make decisionS on:
-Cord Blood Donation (YES)
-Pediatrician (NOT YET, in process of though) should know by Friday who we decide on!!!
-E-mail directions to the hospital to all the importants (YES, today)
-Make a list of what I'll pack in my "hospital bag" (NO, not completely done. Hopefully by tonight though. Dennis will be home early so then we can decide on a few outfits, blanket to pack for lil man to come home in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
-Organize folder of all my information and forms for when we head to the hospital!!! (YES, just have to add the pediatricians contact info once we decide!)
-Find a sitter for lil man once I go back to work ( MORE ON THIS LATER :))
the ONLY two things i'm getting this week are a diaper bag and thermometer! and that's it!
we settled on a name... so i'm thinking about doing a personalized bag!!! we'll see...... :)
Monday, September 27, 2010
Since my last post.....
i had my baby shower,
attended a wedding,
had my 36 week check-up,
& checked some items off my long to-do list!!!
i'll be posting later today... i'm heading to a little class today, & by "little" i mean a 20 minute class! it's just a car seat class.... but i thought it would be a good idea to go and actually hear how to buckle in the base, the baby, and all that good stuff.
car seats seem so simple.... but i'm not the type of person who thinks they know everything! :)
happy monday! :)
Monday, September 13, 2010
& this was at almost 35 weeks, do the math, that's only 3 weeks difference and LOOK :):)
& with that.... the watermelon craving came back... like never before! thought i'd show everyone how i cut up watermelon... yes i got alil bored that day and took pics too!
we also had a book shelf, white as well, that i saw had real potential, this too we weren't really putting any use to it because it didn't match anything but the white dresser LOL
all washed up.. just waiting to be worn!
vacant book shelf.....
lined it with yellow liner... notice the doll to the right... that's the doll my grams made for me... next to her is a bear dennis got me awhile back... not sure where they're gonna go when lil' man arrives.... i'm not so into dolls and babies, let alone baby boys LOL... we just haven't found a place for them yet!
Friday, September 10, 2010
I know Mondays aren't most people's favorite... so i thought I would share something on Mondays.... to help with the Monday dreads.... :)
Because I love photography (& anyone who can capture "the moment, i cant seem to get it!) and basically anything artsy..... I'm going to share a photo that caught my eye during the week or weekend... I typically visit time.com but i may try to find other fun sites that appreciate photographer's work..& from time to time I may post a picture that the paparazzi has snapped of a celebrity like msn.com. Either way I'm just going to share a picture that held my attention for more than 5 seconds.... :)
Since last night was the VMA's.... i'll share this with you!
I'm not a big Lady Gaga fan.... but I appreciated her acceptance speechs... I love when celebrities can show their emmotions and be humble when winning awards.... and also it's always interesting to see what this lady is going to wear... goodness!
Happy Monday yall!
p.s. i promise i won't be sharing pics like this every week...i'll keep it different from week to week :)
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
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We leave the apartment... he drove (of course) and we're driving down 350. it's a two lane highway....the speed limit is 55, but where 435 meets it... people drive FASTER bc they are used to driving 70. anyWHO, we driving like 50 mph because it was dark and the rain had just stopped and I'm like a nazi now when it comes to driving. We enter the city limits and it turns to 45MPH.... dennis slows alittle like usual and then a older Chevy truck passes us going FAST. so fast that it reminds me to put my seatbelt on! crazy? yes i am. I say something to Dennis like look at that truck driving fast... thats when the truck moves into the left lane our lane, which was fine bc it's a 2 lane highway... BUT then he decides to get over again. Let me mention this it's not a 3 lane highway... so he drove down the shoulder for a good while and I say something to Dennis like OMG this truck thinks the shoulder is a LANE!?!? He said... o wow that's weird... at this point the truck goes under an overpass and goes OFF of the road and up this embankment, FLIPS and then lands with it's back end in our LANE. this happened in a matter of minutes.... dennis pulls up and stops.... we sit there for almost 20 seconds... and I said I've got to call 911! I make the call..... tell the operator our location. In the meantime, another vehicle had stopped and that guy and Dennis walk up to the truck. I didn't look at the truck the entire time. I dont know why.... i just couldn't chance it. I remember things to WELL! As they were walking up... thats when I look at the damage. This poor man is hanging out of the passenger side. I said a quick prayer and sat there... tears in my eyes. I couldn't stop thinking that that is someones son, brother, husband, lover, friend.... I see the other man who had walked up there, turn the truck off while Dennis is kind of squatting saying something and doing something with his hands...... that's when the ambulance, fire dept, and various police cars arrive. The man and Dennis walk back to the car... I roll down my window and Dennis is just shaking his head... he noticed me about to cry and all he said was the guy could hear him when he was clapping his hands. The police access the damage and the ambulance and fire dept. do what they do with every wreck. An officer approached our car and took Dennis' statement about what happened. He took his contact information, and said in the same breath that we aren't going to call you or anything it's just that you witnessed the wreck. We were allowed to leave... and it was silent in the car. We pulled up to Arby's and all I wanted to do was throw-up. I know Dennis could hear my thoughts but made me go in and get a sandwich..... we nibbled on our food and didn't even really speak. We just sat in a booth, looking at each other face to face... both of us just shocked. I counted my blessings extra that night.....
the following week I searched and watched the news all that I could so I could hear if the man survived. I heard NOTHING. I'm assuming it was considered just another wreck... but it was a wreck we had actually witnessed and I'll never forget it!
two weeks later: Dennis received a Summons to court as a witness to the accident! So i'll keep you posted on this.... definitely something we'll both never forget!
I'll start with the wasps and spiders! UGH
So i DiSLiKE most or all bugs.... i can tolerate butterflies but that's all!
anyWHO, at our apartment, our lovely walk-out patio has pretty bushes and such to have privacy and I guess they serve as something pretty to look at. Upon moving in.... the apartment management sprayed for bugs inside and out. We have found a few dead SPiDERS on the patio here and there....
So one day, while Dennis was at work, I decided I was going to clean up the patio (sweep, organize our items like the grill, solar light, chairs, and other items) AND i was going to clean up the bushes.... it seems like leaves and web things get in them and it grosses me out! So I spent almost an hour out there working, raking, sweeping, and I finished it off by spraying this crazy powerful spray Dennis had bought around the patio and around the bushes ( i did hold my nose and went inside following so I wouldn't breath those chemicals in)! It felt so good to show him what I had accomplished, and it made me feel more comfortable being out there since there was no where for pesky bugs to hide!
The next morning, I open the blind things on the patio doors... and SEE 3 curled up spiders! I screamed... just because it grossed me out but because I was thinking... o yea go ME! Dennis comes in the living room to see what was wrong and I tell him to look out there!! He was like Wow.... good job! lol. We eat breakfast..... and then I decide I'm going to dispose of these potential intruders...and go out and there's only 2 spiders.... I'm assuming one was sleeping?!?! (I don't know why it was curled up and still alive... so i have no idea where it went) It kind of freaked me out... but as I'm outside and Dennis is inside on the other side of the closed patio door... I'm just being silly and sweeping and showing him more in depth what I had did the day before. I happen to look up at the light fixture AND there's 4 red wasps swarming around.... OKAY i freak because I've only been stung once by one and I swelled up like a balloon! I look at Dennis and he looks up and say HOLY SH*T get in here....I drop the broom and almost run through the glass door because he couldn't open it fast enough. It was funny after I was inside and safe.... so he went out there while they were still out there and killed them with the spray... it was just one of the moments... you just had to be there! and we laughed and laughed about it afterwards.... because I went from being silly, to SCARED, to almost running through the closed door, to laughing..... it doesn't take much to get laugh out of us! :)
So i survived... and the bugs didn't :) me 1 bugs 0
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