How evil are you?
Excuse me while I go laugh my ass off!
I totally scored in the christmas gift department! I got a new Chi Flat iron, a tempurpedic matress topper, a really cool baby blanket hand made by one of my best friends, a set of really awesome sheets for my bed (which I really needed) and more! Matthew got puzzles, rock 'em sock em' robots, crayons, markers, and more crayons (he LOVES crayons, so he's happy). Keith got money for new tires on his car, a really nifty shirt from www.thinkgeek.com, and a wireless car adapter/charger for his Ipod shuffle.
We haven't even gone down to the in-laws yet! Keith and I got our presents from my mil already (mattress topper and money for tires), but we still have presents to collect from his brother and family. Woohoo!
And Matthew finally figured out that opening presents is a good thing! Of course, the first one he opened this morning had crayons and markers, so he didn't want to open anything else. Brat.
I hate having a cold. It truly sucks ass. I swear, the only time I ever get sick is while I'm pregnant. With Matthew, I had the one and only bout of the flu I've ever had, and it was not fun at all. To top it off, Keith has a cold too, and with Matthew's ear infection we are just a bastion of icky germs.
Oh well. We're mostly healthy.
And I'd like to add my congratulations to my brother Thom, and his new fiance Aundra. They will be getting married in September. Best wishes for a warm and happy marriage.
So it turns out Matthew has an ear infection in his left ear and needs antibiotics, woohoo. Both Keith and I are also not feeling great, just colds, but still annoying. Oh well, the last time I had to take Matt into the dr was Sept, and that was just for his two-year checkup, so on the whole, pretty healthy.
So I'm almost to the end of my 18th week, and it's been extremely busy. Sunday, we went down to Keith's mom's house for the huge family dinner, Tuesday we went back down for our neice's birthday party (and stayed the night, coming home Wednesday), on our way home, Matthew developed a 103.4 degree fever (he's better now, yay!), Saturday night we have Christmas dinner with my adopted family (Kris doesn't make friends, she makes sisters), and then Sunday, after opening our presents from each other, we get to go back to Keith's mom's for Christmas dinner. I'm stuffed, and I still have two more dinners!
I do have all of my shopping done, and all but two presents are wrapped and under the tree. The missing two are in the mail somewhere, hopefully they'll get here by Saturday.
Oh, and I get a massage tonight, woohoo!
I had my midwife appt today, and like the dork I am, I totally forgot to find out what the actual heartrate was. I did find out that Matthew's heartrate was in the 140's and 150's, tho. This baby is a little more contrary already. With Matthew, finding his heartbeat (and certain parts of his anatomy during the sonnogram) were extremely easy. This one, you find it, and then s/he moves. S/he doesn't like to cooperate at all. 4 more weeks, and we'll know for certain (I hope) what the sex of the baby is.
Okay, so I'm an idiot, and totally forgot how many weeks along I am! I had to go back and count. It's so freakin' cold here in KC (11 degrees F) that I don't go anywhere or see anyone, so no one asks me how far along I am, and since I'm not sick anymore (and counting down to feeling better), I just don't think about it. I did this during my first pregnancy too, about the same time! I had to mark it on my calender, and I'll have to do that this time too.
Other than none of my clothes fitting anymore (regular clothes too small, maternity too big), I feel great. Nothing like only having track pants to wear to bring you down, I swear.
I've always known what my first son's name would be, and what my first daughter's name would be. I've already got my first boy, so now we had to come up with another boy name. I finally ran my name generator (that I use for Sims 2, no less!), and we actually agreed on a name that's not tooo English/Roman conqueror from history.
Max Lucian Sader. And everyone will ask "what's Max short for, Maximilian?", and he'll say "it's short for Max, thank you very much." Kinda like when people ask Keith what his middle name is. (it's Keith, duh.)
Oh, and if it's a girl, her name will be Josie Lynn. So now we wait for January's sonnogram.
Yesterday I did something I haven't done since before I found out I was pregnant. I played my Sims 2 game, y'all! Don't know why, but the mood just struck me, so I went with it. For someone who used to play the game almost every single day, 3 months is a long time. But, phases come and go, I suppose. I don't know if I will go back to playing it that often, but at least I'm getting my money's worth now.
On the pregnancy front, I've now felt the baby move. Driving home from Target with a full bladder and a baby that has the hiccups will do that. It's still too early to feel the baby move on a regular basis, I'm only in my 14th week. Not much new to report other than that. I'll have my sonnogram done in January, and have pictures to post, I'm sure.
We heard the heartbeat of the baby today! It was just as cool as the first time I heard Matt's heartbeat. I don't remember what Matt's heartbeat was, but this baby has a heartrate of 155.
I'm officially in my second trimester now, and I'm definately feeling better. Still a little tired, but, eh. The bad news is I can't fit into my jeans anymore, but I'm still too small for maternity clothes. It's too cold to wear skirts, and I only have three pair of pants that fit! Oh well.
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Well, I'm almost to the end of week 12, and I think I'm starting to feel better. If I don't eat, I still get extremely nausous, and I'm still tired, but I don't feel nearly as bad as I was. Not much else to report, my next midwife appt is next wed, the 16th. I'll post an update then. Hopefully we'll be able to hear the heartbeat.
Not much new to report, still sick most of the time and tired ALL the time. I had a migrain this last weekend, and that really sucked, but I finally made it to my chiropractor today and I feel much better now.
It's raining here in KC today, which sucks, cause I've got a bunch of candy, and the rain keeps the trick-or-treaters off the street. Hopefully I can get rid of over half so I dont eat that much! Friday, hubby's work had a trick-or-treat for all the kids, and we took Matt as a pirate (with a mohawk!) You'd think no one in Johnson County, KS had ever seen someone with a mohawk before. It all depends on the weather tonight if hubby takes him out.
Since my last pregnancy was without complication, and the worst part of my delivery experience was the damn nazi replacement doctor (my dr was on vacation, natch), I decided that I would find a midwife for my next baby, which, of course, is now.
Prenatal works mostly the same as with an ob. You go in, you pee in a cup, and weigh yourself. Except I get to dunk the test strip and see my own results, which is pretty cool. I still go in every 4 weeks until such time that I go in every two weeks, and then every week at the very end, just like I did with my ob.
There are several differences, tho, between a midwife and an ob. The main one is how many choices you get to make. They actually value my research and opinion, and don't get all condenscending on me when my choice is totally different from the norm. If I don't want something, they don't look at me like I've lost my mind and should be committed, and then give it to me anyway. (I really hated that.)
I'm also given the choice of having a water birth. I am soooo looking forward to trying that! Being in the water helped so much during my last labor. And it's better for the baby. (No, the baby can't drown, I promise.)
Hubby, of course, doesn't care who delivers the baby, as long as we are in a hospital with emergency care close at hand. You'd think he cared or something. ;)
Not much has changed in the "I feel like crap" department. I usually have about two good hours a day, but not even every day. My baby is now the size of a pinto bean, tho. How funny is that?!
Well, since I'm not really playing my sims right now, I thought I'd turn this into a pregnancy journal. I discovered that I don't remember as much about my first pregnancy as I thought I did, and this will record it for posterity.
Currently, I'm at the beginning of my 8th week. I'm tired all the freakin' time. And if I'm not starving, I have an upset stomach. Not throw-up nauseous, just upset and not happy. There's maybe three hours in the day where I feel decent and normal. I'm really wondering how I managed to work thru my first pregnancy at this point! Oh well, only 5 more weeks, and the good part of the pregnancy will start.
....you're probably at least half-way thru the new Harry Potter book. Or, if you're like me and my hubby, already done with it.
What's even more amazing than who dies is who kills the person that dies. And the romance scenes are too damn funny. I'd say more, but people might actually read my blog, and that would spoil the book.
Our internet service has been acting crazy this week. It started Monday, Memorial Day. It was a holiday, no biggie, didn't really miss it. Since it was a holiday, no one was in the local office, so they told us to call on Tuesday. Tuesday we had internet. Well, until around 9, 9:30pm. Then it went off again. Called the cable company again on Wednesday, service guy came out Thursday morning. After Keith came home from work and reset the firewall, we had internet again, YAY!! Wait....wait....nope, sorry two hours is long enough. No more internet for you! This time, the modem light was still on, but still losing packets like there was no tomorrow. So I called them again this morning (Friday), and of course they can't get anyone out until MONDAY. So Keith checked the splitter, changed the cables around, and now we have perfect internet! We'll go buy a new splitter ourselves, and I get to tell the cable co to fuck off! wooohoooo!
Sorry it's been so long since I've posted. (not that many people actually check here that often).
Not much new in my Legacy challenge, other than I've got most of the first generation to the elder stage, and two in the town have actually died. Then I got bored (attention span of a gnat, remember?) and went back to playing in PleasantVille. So I'm there for a while. I'll go back to my Legacy challenge eventually, but playing it with a whole neighborhood and trying to keep everyone around the same stages in life is a challenge in and of itself. Should have known better!
So my birthday is on Wednesday next week, but my birthday present came today! A 19-inch flat panel monitor from Dell! I'm in heaven! It's verra nice!
I love my hubby.
On a side note, now I can push my desk all the way to the wall so the toddler can't get behind it anymore!
Well, I finally got around to playing my Legacy family last night. I've been so busy playing another story line at university, I almost forgot about the 3rd G baby due. I actually got the father of the my 3rd G baby graduated from Uni, but not home yet. Still have to throw his party and all that. I really like University, now that I've got it up and running. Too many hacks, I know. I've heard it runs like a dream when you don't have any custom content or hacks in it, but what's the fun in that?
yeah, so I didn't have the patience to even have my Legacy third generation born. pretty sad, huh. oh well, I've been spending the last week trying to get my downloads compatible with the new expansion. I haven't really played much, just gone in the game to see what works and what shows up flashing blue. fun fun fun.
Well, thanks to my son, me and my husband have both gotten our butts kicked by the 48-hour flu. Today (Tuesday) is the first day we haven't had a fever. Of course, Matthew got his 18-month shots yesterday, so he's got a fever again. I'm going to go buy some Lysol and disinfect everything today!
Well, I finally found where the game stores my pictures, and why I couldn't find them. This is a picture of my starting sim for the Legacy Challenge. Her name is Stephanie Vonhavel.
Bloggerspot will only let me upload one picture per post (which is really annoying), so I'll post pictures of the rest of the family later.
Well, I finally spent enough time in my Legacy house that Stephanie (1st G) became an elder, Bethanie (2nd G) is now an adult, with G3 in the oven! I've taken pictures, but I need to figure out just where on my computer they are so I can post them. If anyone knows, feel free to leave a comment!
So I went into my Legacy family last night to get some playing time, and to see if my new teen/preg hack was working, and the damn school bus doesn't show up to pick the kids up from school. Their grades don't go down, which is good, but now I've got a teenager and a child at home all freakin day. And I can't send the teenager to work, cause then the child would be left home alone, and that leads to the social worker, dammit. I went into my files to make sure I hadn't downloaded the "no school" hack by accident, but it's nowhere to be found. Couldn't find anything over at MTS2, either. Damn Maxis patch. I've had more trouble with my hacks since downloading the second patch, with you have to have if you want user-made objects, dammit. grrrr.
On a better note, my child let me sleep until almost 9:30 this morning! An extra hour of sleep, ahhh.
So I finally got one of my teenage sims pregnant. by a teenager her age! They wont be adults until the baby is almost a child. I may get really evil and give them another baby.
Well, I'm feeling better today. It only took two trips to the chiropractor yesterday. And I have some really awesome friends. Keith (hubby) has class on Monday nights after work (and wednesday nights), so he didn't get home till 8pm. After throwing up after my first chiro visit, my blood sugar dropped really low, and I knew I shouldn't drive again. So my friend Kristina came and drove me and Matthew to my second appointment, and then my friend Samantha came over and helped me feed and take care of the boy after we got back. I feel very blessed to have such wonderful friends.
So I finally decided to do the Legacy Challenge. I'm in a neighborhood downloaded from The SiMale. It's the Sims1 Studio Town, Downtown, and Vacation Island. I deleted all of the lots it came with so I could make them residential and renamed them all.
Of course, I am running several hacks in the game that I refuse to play without. I'm currently running the nocheering hack, the sometimes homework fun hack, and the Slow Aspiration Decay hack. Well, these are the only ones that might affect actual game play. I've got a whole bunch of hacks from Mod the Sims 2. Oh, and I've got the Teen Woohoo w/pregancy hack too. I have yet to have a teenager get preggers, tho. I've got my own rules for that! If they're not responsible enough to have woohoo in bed, they have to "try for baby"!. So far, I haven't let any of them have woohoo in the hot tub, but I'm sure that soon I'll try that with one of the girls! (yes, Maxis named sex 'woohoo' in the Sims 2. Stupid, I know, but they really wanted that "T for teen" rating, I guess.)
Anyway, my goal is to see if I actually have the attention span to play one family/neighborhood for 10 generations. I absolutly refuse to use Maxis generated genes, so my starter sim was a female, and the first girl born in each generation is going to be the heir. They will not marry, and no one will move in, but they will have out-of-wedlock (gasp!) children with Sims that I create in that neighborhood. I'll post pictures of the first & second generation soon.
Isn't he cute???
This is my precious baby boy, Matthew. He is almost 17 months old, weighs 30lbs, and is 33 inches tall. Hubby took a bunch of pictures of him, and then we had to upload all of them to take more! This is one of the latest. There are more in the Gallery at our family site. Feel free to check them out. Hopefully I'll be updating on my sims early next week.
While this is your typical Samual Jackson movie, I really enjoyed it. I would highly recommend seeing this. I don't know that I'd pay full price for it, but definately matinee. There's only five movies coming out this year so far that I would pay to see at the theatre: Star Wars, Batman Begins, Robot, Phantom of the Opera, and of course, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. (Robot is a new animate movie from the makers of Ice Age. It has Robin Williams, nuff said).
I only hope Episode 3 is better than 2, cause it that one sucked ass.
so the one day I have stuff for myself to do (nail, hair) the weather is nasty. I mean freezing rain, really shouldn't be driving nasty. Do I cancel??? No. No one else does either. I did at least call and make sure I wasn't the last client of the day. Otherwise I wouldn't have gone. So I didn't play my sims2 at all yesterday, and I haven't played them today, either. I really should go back and play my Legacy family, but of course I have to be weird and keep the rest of the neighborhood up with her! I couldn't just do a Legacy family, I've got to be different and do an entire Legacy neighborhood! Oh well. Maybe tomorrow I'll get to play with my simmies. Tonight, Hubbie is taking me to a movie. Coach Carter, or something like that. Someone at work gave him tickets.
Well, not much time to play the sims today. It's wednesday, and that means running around doing errands. I've got my nail appt at 11, and I'm getting my hair cut at 4. Keith is watching the spawn while I get my hair cut, since I'm going to Naturally at Crown Center. Keith's cousin Tonya is cutting hair again! Yay! She was only doing color for a while, and I had no one to cut my hair. And I am soooo picky about my hair. Comes from being a hair stylist. The only downside to having Tonya cut my hair is the headache I get just from being in an Aveda salon. But it's worth it. I'll just have to remember to take some advil before I go.
damn baby, just took his diaper off, gotta run!
well, I've finally been inspired to start my own personal blog. It's just on blogger, so I wouldn't have to download anything. anyway. Most of this blog will be for my simmies, and for ranting about my child when he's screaming. !If I rant, I don't beat him. I prefer not to beat him. Not until he's old enough to understand why I'm beating him, anyway!)
Hopefully, blogger will let me post pics of my simmies, if I can figure how to upload them.