Friday, December 14, 2007

My Time Of The Month

Yes it's that time again. Must be why I'm feeling all bitchy and bloated. I'm officially 18 months paper pregnant as of today.
Let's hope I'm at least halfway there. I tell ya... 18 months ago I never would've imagined I'd be saying that. The wait sucks.
What can ya do?

We're expecting a snowstorm this weekend. I ran by the grocery store after work just in case. So did everyone else. I've never seen it that packed. It was crazy mayhem. Of course, this just has to be the weekend that I have plans to be out and about tomorrow. Oh and I have to work on Sunday. Wonderful. Why can't a snowstorm hit when I'm able to hibernate all weekend? We'll see how much snow we really get. The news stations here tend to blow it a bit out of proportion. I mean, it IS Ohio. Are they shocked that it might snow in December?

Last Sunday was my annual Bengals game. (Reading the last line of this post from last year reminded me of how I was still in a happy place about my adoption timeline back then.) The weather was awful. Rained all day. And it never got above about 35 degrees. I was a soaking wet freezing mess. The jello shots didn't even help take the chill off. We were the only dumb-asses tailgating without a canopy. Nobody thought to bring one. Fantastic. So we just stood out in the rain in our ponchos. Nothing like holding your plate OVER your cheeseburger so it doesn't get soggy. By the time we walked to the game I could no longer feel my feet. And it wasn't from the beer either. But at least our team won. That would've just been the icing on the cake if they hadn't of. I didn't take any pics this year. I was afraid of getting my camera wet. Yeah... it was that bad.

Tomorrow is Tatum's birthday party. She has a girl's day planned with mommy, grandma and me. We have an appointment at this place for a diva makeover. She might even get her ears pierced....
if she works up the nerve. She was all about it until her mom explained that it hurts. Now she's re-thinking the decision. Hopefully, we won't be snowed in and have to cancel. That would suck. We might do a little shoppy and lunch if we have time. Then back to her place for cake and ice cream with the family. I just realized that we've only just had family birthdays. None of my sister's kids have had an actual kids invited birthday party yet. Why is that Carla? Tanner's almost 11. He has actual friends now. Maybe it's time.....

In sad news, there are two women I know who are struggling with life and death right now. One is a co-worker's wife who had an aneurysm 2 nights ago. They med-flighted her to Cincinnati. And we have the leading local trauma center right here. So that concerns me. They have a 2 yr old son. I just saw them a few weeks ago at the children's xmas parade.

The other is another female police officer I work with. She has twin girls and is 7 mths pregnant with a son. She's had major complications from the pregnancy that have landed her in ICU on a ventilator. She's become septic like I was. It doesn't look good. They want to deliver the baby early to give her body a better shot at fighting this. But her blood counts are too low right now. She took a turn for the worse last night.

These two have been on my mind all day. I've been sending up some prayers. If you're so inclined, I'd ask that you send some prayers, positive vibes or whatever it is you believe in for both Lori, Shana and her unborn son. I'm not a very religious person...but I consider myself deeply spiritual. I have my own beliefs and I would never judge anyone else for theirs. I know that I had a lot of people praying for me when I was knocking on death's door. I truly believe in my heart of hearts that is part of what pulled me back from the brink. I hope that the universe decides that it's not time for these three to go yet.

23 comments:

Mamacita said...

I say you buy some 3.2% beer and party like you were 18 again....without the puking, of course!

wzgirl said...

Wow, a lot going on, bud. Thank God for the weekend. I hope your friend in ICU is going to be ok. XO

OziMum said...

Wow. Crappy news about your friends, hope it all takes a turn on the upside and these Mummy's will get to be with their kids on Christmas Day.

Saying a prayer for your friends!

18 down! Woo Hoo!!! Its definitely better than 17 down? Right?!!

Sandra said...

You've got a lot going on!!! First of all, LOVE the pigtails from last year's pictures :-)

Congrats on 18 months DTC...

We are hunkered down for the snow storm. We have nowhere to go and we are all in our jammies and we plan to stay that way all weekend :-)

So sorry to hear about your friends. I'll be sending some positive vibes their way.

sea star said...

Happy (?) 18 down! Just think, in one more month you could give birth to an elephant!

When we lived up there the news always made the storms sound worse than what they ever turned out to be. Hopefully it will be the case this time for ya. It's hard to imagine that ya'll are going thru a snowstorm when I can't even shut my air conditioning off.

Sending some prayers for your friends and their families.

Stacy said...

I am so sorry to read about your co-worker and your co-workers wife.

You are a true Bengal fan. I don't think - no I know - I wouldn't stand in the rain and cold. I'm glad they won.

Sounds like you have a great day planned with Tatum and the girls! It will be a blast. I hope the snow holds off for you. We are supposed to have rain which is supposed to turn to freezing rain. ICK!

"M" said...

So sorry to hear about your friends. I will keep them in my thoughts.

Stay warm this weekend. And remember, that time of the month will soon pass. At least for a few weeks, that is.

Pugalicious said...

Happy 18 months!! Take a Midol - you'll feel better. (That and some chocolate)
i am so sorry to hear about the two woman you know - how very awful, specially this time of year....

Janet said...

praying for your dear friends....

kris said...

I will pray for your friends Krista... hard. I'm really sorry- I just can't imagine what this must be like for her family.

Sorry you had to watch the game freezing and wet.

Great way to celebate 18 in huh? Kinda sets the mood. Bah Humbug.

Headmeister said...

Happy 18 sistah... let the jello shots commence!

Sending prayers their way...

Donna said...

Sorry you have friends who are so ill...especially tough this time of year. Sending prayers...

Rhonda said...

Sending good thoughts for your friends.

Happy 18 month LIDiversary. I feel so silly saying that lately...

Carol said...

Happy 18...here is hoping you are way, way, way, past the half way point!

Kelli said...

Congratulations on 18! Yes it sucks...but it's making progress... (I say that as I bitch each month at my LIDversary...!)...mostly since I'm unsure it really IS making progress...
Sorry to hear about your friends, I'll be sending good thoughts along for them

Wendy @ adoptionandfire.typepad.com said...

Sorry to hear about your friends! That really sucks! I hope they both heal and heal quickly.

Kayce said...

Happy 18, but do know that your friends are in our prayers!

Lisa, Doug & Briana said...

Happy 18 months behind ya!

I am sending out those prayers right now.

Abby's Mom said...

Sending Many prayers now from Virginia!

Happy 18 and I think you are more than half way there :)

Gail said...

Prayers are being sent out for your friends.

Happy 18!!
Hang on. Tie a knot in that rope and keep on swinging!

Catherine said...

Sorry this is late!

Happy 18 months friend! Wahoo...you're getting there!!

Doris & Dan said...

Happy 18 done!!!

Praying for your friends. Hope there is some good news.

Keep smilin!

Mark & Michelle said...

Congrats on 18 months down - you MUST be past the 1/2 way point by now...