Tuesday, October 24, 2006

8 months

8 months
Originally uploaded by ladyrhowan.
Not really anything new to report. I am big, like a beached whale, and tired and looking forward to my son being here. It's almost 6 in the morning. I've been up since 3 am. I needed a glass of water and just decided to stay up. I played a game, read some blogs and now I'm posting. I'll probably go back to bed after this.
I can only sleep for a few hours at a time right now. After 3 or 4 hours I get cramps in my hips and legs, I think it's all the extra weight because it's only on the side I am laying on that it hurts; if I turn over it goes away and the other side starts to hurt. Just a couple more months, people keep telling me. Ugh!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Making Progress

Today I had my OB visit. My tests all came out great...I passed the glucose screening and I don't have gallstones. I was so happy to hear all that! The only problem I have is that my iron levels are a little low so I need to supplement. The Doctor didn't mention my wieght this visit, I was frankly surprised since I gained another 7lbs. since last months visit. During the last visit she threatened to put me on a diet and told me not to gain more than 2lbs. a month. I'm so going back to smoking after I'm done breastfeeding!!!!
I managed to get pre-registered for the hospital today; it's great to be able to do it online. I also got the times for the hospital tours which we need to do soon. I also spent an hour and a half making up a list of supplies for me and the baby for the hospital and the first six weeks so I can check stuff of as I get it, and pack it. Just a couple months to go....

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Recently Reading, Watching, Listening

Having realized earlier that I have missed six months of RRWL postings, I figure I better get back to it. I guess I have been kinda preoccupied lately?

Here’s a list of titles, that I can remember, from the past few months:


  1. The Heralds of Valdemar series by Mercedes Lackey
  2. The Big Over Easyby Jasper Fforde
  3. The Fourth Bear by Jasper Fforde
  4. Running With Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
  5. Possible Side Effects by Augusten Burroughs
  6. Armageddon's Children by Terry Brooks
  7. The sword of Shannara Trilogy by Terry Brooks (currently trying to get through)

I know I’ve read more than this, but mostly just pregnancy titles and the rest I can't remember.


During the past few months we’ve been catching up with television shows we’ve missed because we have not had cable for the past two years. I have to say it’s been nice not having it and being able to watch what I want when I want on dvd. Right now, it’s all about the Smallville.

  1. Smallville (we’re up to the end of season 3)
  2. The 5th and final season of Six Feet Under
  3. The 4400 Season 2
  4. Last Exile (Anime)


Nothing too new here, just the radio, 95.7 MaxFm and my MP3 player.

Depeche Mode’s new album, Playing the Angel has been heard around here a lot lately

7 months Pregnant!

7 months2
Originally uploaded by ladyrhowan.
I can't believe how quickly this pregnancy has passed. Just another week and half and I'll be 8 months pregnant. The past couple months have been a roller coaster ride. During month 5 and 6 I felt great; my morning sickness went away and I had gained back some of my energy. Now in month 7 I am tired a lot, I am achey a lot, I have swollen feet a lot, I am in general pain a lot. I can not wait for this to be over, yet I fee like I need more time to prepare. We still need to look into daycare. In this area and at the amount of pay Aaron and I make, there is no way that one of us could stay home; it takes one of our pay checks just to pay the rent. We can't afford day care, but we also can't afford to lose one paycheck. We also still need to tour the hospital. We opted not to take the childbirth classes; we can watch videos at home for free, or almost free and I've been through labor before.
The baby is moving, a lot. He is very active....it scares me just a little, lol. So I have to go clean now.....but I think I would rather take a nap. I also noticed that I have not posted my Recently Watching and Listening posts...I'll have to pick that up again...geez....

So Far Behind

Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead!
Originally uploaded by ladyrhowan.
I'm so far behind in posting (August 20th!!!) I totally missed posting pictures of my pregnancy for month 5 and don't even have any of month 6, ugh.
I've been busy getting the house cleaned out and organized. My best friend of 27 years came out to help me get things started and on the right track and now I have a much cleaner, organized home. It's still hard to keep it clean constantly; work just wears me out, and who wants to clean after running around on their feet all day?. I at least now spend less time cleaning when I do finally get around to it. We got the bedroom cleaned out and just have a couple things to move out so that we can put in a crib for the baby and I've got drawers for his things now.
The big news this past month is that my evil step-mother has finally left this world. Not only was this woman the epitome of the evil step-mother, she was a hateful, spiteful, evil person who took joy in hurtng others. I cannot describe the relief that I, and a few other people feel right now.
Okay, so I'll post the 7 month pics shortly. If I have forgotten anything I'll post it in the next post.