Saturday, April 25, 2009


  • We went to two, (yes, two) birthday parties today. We called it our Dave Ramsey day because we did not have to eat a single meal at our house (thanks to FPU in the morning, too!)
  • I still *feel* pregnant. Those injections are still doing a number on me.
  • My friend is due TOMORROW! I extremely anxious waiting, though. Every time my phone rings, I run and get it. It hasn't been her, yet.
  • Our community pool opens next weekend. Yippee!
  • Eric and I are now making an extra 2.5 mortgage payments a year. We really want to pay off our house early!
  • Interestingly enough, I had a conversation today in which a friend proceeded to tell me that she didn't want to pay off her house...Ever. It baffles me, honestly. To me, no house payment would be SO freeing!
  • I'm starting to think that I'm not pregnant this month. I'm trying to remain positive, because I have no real reasons to think I'm not. There's just a part of me that goes through this every time- almost to protect myself.
  • I'm attending a baby shower next weekend. Honestly, I don't really want to go. Well, I do, but I don't. I want to go to support my friend and be happy for her. I don't want to go because, well, its a baby shower. Baby showers are about the hardest thing out there when dealing with this crap called infertility.
  • There is so much pressure out there to send your kids to preschool, it drives me batty! There is NO REASON to send my kids to preschool! None. Please don't lecture me on how they won't be ready for kindergarten. I'm sure I'm not the only mother who doesn't send their 4 year old to 5 half days a week preschool. I Garrrunteee it (in my best southern car sales men's voice- not your husband, Theresa...) And, furthermore, who cares if your kids aren't "learning enough" at their mother's morning out. They're 2!
  • Oh, and on that topic: I really wish there were more options for 1/2 day kindergarten around here. I'm not anxious to send O to preschool, and I'm certainly not anxious to send her to full day kindergarten. I'll miss her!
  • O and A's hair has started to lighten up. I love it!
  • I called a doula friend today about placenta encapsulation. Its for my friend who is due tomorrow. She has just about every risk factor for PP depression there is. Seriously, every one. She's really not into medical stuff. At all. I found out that this placenta deal is supposed to help. ("supposed to" being in quotation marks.) You know, even if its just the placebo effect, I'm cool with that. It can't hurt, right? Anyway, I'll have to do some nasty things to that placenta. Steam it, bake it, grind it.... Yum, right? I think I'll do all of that at HER house, with HER utensils, and HER oven, and HER steamer.
  • I go in on monday for a blood draw. Think and pray positive thoughts!


Heidi said...

1. I feel the same way about preschool. We may do one morning a week in the fall, mostly so when Tahd travels I have a little respite.

2. I agree about half-day versus full-day kindergarten, too. ;) Shocking, I know.

3. You are going to have to bake a placenta? I could maybe consider doing it to my own, but I couldn't do it to someone else's. Good luck!

4. Remember that sometimes injectable medication kick-start your body into reponsding properly the cycle after you use them. I was super down in the dumps when I had paid so much for medication that didn't work until I realized it had lingering effects. Hopefully you'll be pregnant this cycle, but if not, perhaps your body will have learned something!

d e v a n said...

Dude! I can't WAIT to pay off our house! Of course, if we could sell the other one, that would help. :P

FBC has half day Kindergarten I think. It's not as pricey as Asbury, but it's a bit of a drive for you.

You are a good friend to do anything to the placenta. Very good friend...

Allison said...

I totally agree about school. My kids are at an in-home day care 3 days/week while I work and all they do there is PLAY and hard. It's great. let them be kids.

you can dehydrate a placenta and then you encapsulate...that's as much as I know.

Heather said...

umm you are probably the bestest(hehe) friend EVER to do that to her placenta lmao.

I totally want to pay off our house ASAP. I couldn't imagine NOT having a mortgage...imagine what I could do w/$2000 per month...

Susan said...

I don't know what's available where you live, but around here there are people who will encapsulate a placenta for you. But if you do it yourself, please take photos along the way. A "how to" post about placenta encapsulation might just make you my hero(ine).

And preschool and full-day kindergarten make me want to scream. I think Sam is going to go to a co-op preschool next year because he really wants to go, but it's play-based, and a co-op, and it's not every day. In Michigan, legislation is being passed (or has passed?) taking funding away from half-day kindergarten programs, so all the schools are going to full-day-only programs. I haven't decided how we're going to handle this, but I'm considering either just keeping him home for another year and sending him to kindergarten a year later (when he's 6.5, rather than 5.5), or "homeschooling" him for "kindergarten" and sending him to first grade the following year. But, ugh. Infuriating.

theresa said...

OK you made me laugh. I can just see Don trying to drawl out the 'guarentee.' hehe

I think the full day kindy push benefits working parents for sure. I think you should be able to chose if you want half or full day. I haven't thought too much about it because I'm in denial about James going into real school. If I could afford it I'd keep him at CDS forever since it's so unique and small and private. But unless I win the lotto....oh wait. Unless I win the Michigan lotto...LOL.