Saturday, February 10, 2007


I am now 16 weeks along in my pregnancy. I went to the dr. on Thursday and all was well. I've gained 1 pound, my blood pressure was good and the baby's heartbeat was good and strong at 158. I have yet to see my dr., only her nurse practitioner. This is a source of contention for me, but I'll save that for another post. :)

The morning sickness, which is by far a very incorrect and inadequate term by the way, is not gone. It is getting better, but is not gone by a long shot. I still have to take medicine to be able to function at a below normal level. I am also experiencing a relapse in major fatigue. This could be due to the fact that when I wake up at 3am to use the bathroom that my brain decides to kick into overtime and sometimes I can't get back to sleep until after 5am. This kids, does not allow for a happy mommy.

We are also still having to deal with a crippled washing machine. I only do necessary loads when needed and this is with a lot of prodding, praying and muttering things about stupid GE products. We have all of our tax info, so now it's a matter of The Mad Monk having a few moments to sit down and complete it. The new washing machine is in sight! Woo-hoo! In the meantime, the Mad Girl and I have had the privilege of going to the laundry mat for the past few weeks. Only for the mere cost of $26 a pop! But at least it gets done within a few hours.

We are also requiring a new stove as well. Another Christmas atrocity that happened when 15yo Precious was climbing to get into the medicine cabinet over the stove. He "says" his knee only "leaned" against the ceramic top. By the looks of the crack going completely up the left side of the ceramic top, right in the middle of both the eyes, we are more apt to think that he did more than lean. I am thankful that the stove still works, but we only cook on the right side. By the way, did you know that it costs $350 to replace a ceramic top and only $400 for a "whole" new ceramic top stove? Hmmm...

Frustration and self-pity have been at an all-time high for me in the last few weeks. Not something that I've vented verbally to anyone, but more or less having my own private pity party. I have found that I have an exceptional talent for this. These thoughts will be the basis for my next post, which will hopefully happen in a few days rather than a few weeks. I promise it will be thought provoking.

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