Tales from my life as a mom of 2 sons and 2 daughters


Cheli On Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Hey Everyone,
We had an ultrasound appointment today. I am going to be 21 weeks tomorrow. They won't move my due date but they said I will probably go between the 8th and the 10th. :) The baby is HEALTHY. A heart beat of 154 and a weight of 13 oz. :) Everything looks great. I have to go back in 4 weeks for another ultrasound because we couldn't get a look of the baby's heart. Oh yeah and we know 100% what the sex is.. it was confirmed... and boy were we suprised to find that...
Cheli On Monday, September 19, 2005

Hi Everyone,

Ughhhh it's Monday!!! I hate Mondays!!!

I am sitting in the computer lab at the college, bored because I don't have my next class until 12:55 and that's still 40 minutes away.. so I figured I'd come update while I have time. I was supposed to test out of my Computer class on saturday but I looked at one of the parts of the test and I just didn't feel I knew it well enough so I figure I'll just get an easy boost on my GPA for the semester.. can't hurt. I figured out today that if I can mange to take 2 classes next Semester and 4 classes the Semester after that I can apply for nursing school Jan of 2007 when it's officially allowed. I'm technically allowed to apply next Summer but I wouldnt be accepted until January anyway and wouldn't start until the following semester. I'll find something to take that Semester so that I can continue to get the Pell Grant.. we'll see.

Last night was.. stressful but exciting. Went to work like usual and while at work I started cramping really bad.. and naturally I freaked out. So I told my supervisor I was going to go to the ER and off Doug and I went. Well the ER ran blood work, uranalysis, did a pelvic exam (whoo hooo :( ) and then sent me up for an ultrasound to make sure baby was measuring where it was supposed to be. We get up there and the tech starts doing measurements... femur, head circumfrance, tummy, and pointing out different things like heart and nose and so on and so forth. He says everything looks GREAT! Then we ask him the question I've been DYING to know.. CAN YOU TELL WHAT IT IS..... So he starts looking.. and looking and looking.. and every time he'd get a glimpse baby would flip around or shift.. finally he thinks he gets a good view and says "is there a certain sex you were hoping for?" and Doug is like "yes.. a girl" and the tech just goes "oh" LOL Doug's face was priceless.. tech said it LOOKED like a boy.. then said "wait wait" hit a button on the machine and made the blood flow show up and goes "never mind that's the cord". Keep hunting... after about 10 more minutes he says well lets put it this way with the angles I was getting I couldn't see any boy parts... I'd be betting on a girl if I was you.." SO we are thinking GIRL for now.. Doug is so happy.. me too :) We'll go for the official sonogram Next Tuesday and hopefully get confirmation if she'll cooperate. The tech did say that she and I are both measuring 19 weeks .. I'm only supposed to be 18 weeks. He says she weighs approximately 10 oz and she has long legs :) LOL I'm so happy!!!!! I will post pictures when I get them on the 27th :)

OK off to my last class 20 minutes early.. have a good day all


Cheli On Thursday, September 8, 2005

17 weeks today.... slowly getting there 19 days and counting until we find out what baby is.. YAY Have started feeling movement and little kicks.. too cool :) Got another package of onesies today *cute little sayings on them* One says "I'm a baby what's your excuse", another says " Party...2am.. My Crib" and the last one says "If I'm not sleeping... NOBODY'S SLEEPING" LOL *grin* We have almost a whole drawer full of clothes..

Picked up another class because I am testing out of my computer class next Saturday and figured why not have the 4 classes and get another class in... so I am getting my speech credit.. WOOO HOOOO I HATE HATE HATE GETTING UP IN FRONT OF GROUPS... I am never going to need to give a speech to patients in a large group.. WTH is the point of it.. so whatever.. I go on Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 and get 3 credits at the end.. that will leave me with Microbiology, Psychology, and Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2, and 2 more math classes before I can apply for nursing school... I plan on applying in Jan of 2007 which means I would start Fall of 2007 and be done Spring of 2009 *sigh* 3 1/2 years.... I will have a 3 year old!!!! OMG

So excited about tomorrow.. so excited about this weekend overall.. now if only we didn't have to work.. oh well we will make late appearances but with the crowd we hang out with.. midnight isn't late LOL

OK off to go finish eating and checking e-mail and then off to shower and sleep.. to get up in 6 hours.. love you all!


Cheli On Friday, September 2, 2005

Hey Everyone,

Never have time to get on here anymore and actually write an entry.. okay let me rephrase that.. have the time occasionally but no energy to give toward it. I am sitting in the computer lab of the college and have decided to dedicate the last 10 minutes I have before my last class to writing you all and updating :)

I am 16 weeks pregnant now. Had an inpromptu appointment with the midwife the other day... checked everything out and everything looks great. Found baby with little problem and the HB was 153. 25 days until we go for the fun ultrasound :) Cant wait. I have my real appointment with the midwife on September 15th. She says I am dehydrated and I'm not gaining enough weight or eating right. *sigh* I drink CONSTANTLY all i want to do is drink. I am always thirsty. Eating is a different story.. I MIGHT eat 3 times a day.. MIGHT.. I am just not hungry at all and food has no desire for me.. it honestly makes me sick to my stomach thinking about eating most of the time.. but I know I need to. And as for weight.. I way .7 lbs more than I did when I got pregnant. I figure if I don't gain alot it'll be all baby and maybe I'll be one of those women that walks away from pregnancy having gained no weight. LOL wouldn't that be ironic.

As for school... i take 4 classes... I have an English class first thing in the morning and I basically took the class when I was in HS (I was in Advanced Placement English 4) my last year which is the same as ENG1010 but that was 5 years ago and I got a C so I needed a better GPA so I opted to take it again. That is the one class I have with Doug this semester. 10 minutes after that class I have my Algebra class.. I HATE math but the stuff we are doing in there right now is boring the hell out of me. I am about a chapter ahead of what she is teaching.. the rest of the class is struggling with the stuff she is going over.. but there is no testing out of the class *sigh* oh well.. The class after that is my Intro to Ethics.. it's definately interesting.. the professor is eccentric to say the least. I am a little worried though because he focuses a lot on the religion and ethics part of it.. and yeah well he doesn't really acknowledge polytheism unless referrinng to Greek times... because we live in the stupid Bible Belt.. *sigh* then I have about 2 hours to do nothing but study and homework and then I have my last class which is my Computer class (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)... the professor actually told me Wednesday I should try and test out.. so I am turning in the form this afternoon and will take the test on Saturday the 17th to try and opt out with credit. It doens't hurt me if I don't make it so what the hell.. :)

Work is work... makes the money to pay the bills to go to work.. fun fun.. gas sucks.. no regular unleaded left in West Knox basically so we filled up on Mid Grade last night at 3.19 a gallon and the attendant said he had 400 gallons left of the midgrade and then all he had was premium and he had no idea when he was getting more... fun fun..

Off to class... talk to you all later!