Friday, July 27, 2007

Just another day

I am slowly going through more of our things and selling it off. It is hard sometimes because I wish I could take more with me but we need to decide what is most important and what is not. Plus sometimes when I sell something, the hubby asks me "did you really want to sell that?". NO, but we can't take it all. I think there are a few things that will really hurt for me to sell but I am not sure how we can justify a sea crate. Or afford it at this point unless I sell alot of things from now til we leave in a month. Plus part of me wants to go ahead and get all new as a new start. It is very emotional for me and the pregnancy hormones do not help either. I am on that last week roller coaster of having so much to do and not having the energy to do it. I need to get the bassinet out and clean it up, pull out all of my baby clothes and sleepers, buy diapers, wipes, nursing pads, nursing bras and a baby sling to carry her in. How did it end up that I have not bought any of this stuff and it is a week away?? It seems like yesterday I had a month to prepare. Jeez, time flies.
And I am tired of this heat. I feel like I can't breathe most days.
Well enough whinging for now. Have to go and take the bread out of the oven.

Monday, July 23, 2007

We Haz a Houze!!

Saturday, hubby went out house hunting for us so that when it is time to take his happy caravan of girls to Australia, we will have a place to squat. Believe it or not, he bought a paper and called to see this one house. It was in our price range, actually, and had everything that we wanted plus some extra bonuses (like a pool). He thought there has to be something wrong with it but went to see it anyway. Nothing wrong, just a nice couple that moved there a few years back and it was there first house. It is on the coast, walking distance to the beach and a park so good for me and the kids. He filled out an application (or "appie" for you Elsa) and they called last night and said it was OURS!!! So the Rats have a place to nest now and i can't wait. Here is the view from our front door. I know, it is good!!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

OK, Enough!

Ok, I am sooo over all the drama in my life. I want things to go smoothly for awhile. I try and keep things smooth but, something always comes up.
Had a doctors appt today. I have not been feeling too good lately, shakey, can't sleep, sweaty, nauseas with vomiting, feeling very flakey and forgetful, heart palpatations, anxious. Usual pregnant women things. The week before the doc did some blood work to check my thyroid because I have a history of hyperthyroidism. Well, the blood work came back and yes, I am hyper again. I am also having the symptoms of a thyroid storm, not good. They took my heart rate today and it was 160bpm. Again, not good. But my blood presure was 122/68. Excellant. They took some more blood today and if it looks good, then i am fine. If the levels are high, then we will do an amnio and if the babies lungs are developed, we will be inducing early. Granted I am 36 weeks so it is not that serious for her, I hope. And she is as big as my lsat 2 girls but it is just more drama I don't need. I called the hubby and told him and he is handling it as well as can be expected. 14,000 miles away and he can do nothing. But I wanted him to know what is going on so that if I call him next week and we have a new baby girl, he won't freak out. His first response, anger. Then he calmed a bit and is ok.
So if anyone is into prayer out there, pray that my levels come back ok and that I am just having hormone and anxiety issues. I will go and light a candle tonight. Pray to my dieties.And see what happens.

Update 7/19

Talked to the doctor today and my blood work is elevated but not high enough for them to induce me at this point. So they have started me on medicine to surpress my thyroid levels and hopefully put a halt to my symptoms. The only draw back is I have to go to have a non-stress test everytime I go to the doctor. The reason for that is the medicine that they put me on could also surpress the babies thyroid and heart rate. If the heart rate drops and the movements drop, then it is time to pull the plug. I think it will all be fine though. I have tough girls.
Now if I could get the husband settled a bit, all would be well. He is feeling the pains of the one month mark of being away from everyone. Anyone that has been there, knows what I am saying.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Pics from the Casino

Hubby had his first business shinding at the Casino. It was held by LG and the Freemantle Football Club. The fundraiser was for the Freemantle Football Club Community programme and was a huge success. His company sent him, the new Yank, to represent the company. he had a blast and of course, being that I could not be with him, he took loads of pic so I could see what I am missing. Jee, thanks hon. ;~P Here are a few that he took.

The Mermaid girls.

His table at the front with the mates from LG.

Some unGodly dessert. Drool.

Hubby on his 3 galss of wine and a very

distinguished guest :~P
Looks like a good time was had by all. Maybe next year for me.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Busy day





That was brought to you via my 4 year old daughter Sarah. She wanted to "blog" too.

Pretty good day today. I had a OB appointment and had an ultrasound to see how our littlest girl is doing. She is great. Growing fast and furious. She is already as big as Zoe and Sarah were when they were born. And I have 4 weeks to go. OOOOhhhNOOOOOEESSSS!! Bring on the pain meds.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Some pics from the Hubby

These are some pics my hubby took this weekend while on his adventure. He is so happy there. He says the only way he would be happier is if we were all there. His mate, took him to Freo this weekend and they had 2 pints before lunch. The Aussie way. Then hit some of the sites of the area. Enjoy them. I know I did.

Bon Scott's grave. The empty space on the right is where a statue was stollen from. "For those about to Rock" .

An American in Freo. Got to love the Shirt! ROFL!

Lunch and another pint. Yes, I can't wait to get there.

Hey biddabiddabidda!

I had one of the first of probably many yardsales yesterday to clean the house of what we are not taking. And can I say that I HATEYARDSALES!!!! I mean come on people, don't harrass me over 50 f*#%N cents! I know people like to haggle but if I have 75cents on something that you know if you bought it new was $10, don't waste my time asking me if I will take 50cents. For God's Sake! Can i hear a Hell YES! Ahmen! And I know you know what I am talking about. And if you are one of these people, SHAME ON YOU! Now, if the item is say $100, ok, let's make a deal. But please. please.
That being said, I came in and decided that my big stuff will go on the "List". Craig's list. Do you know him? The DH hates it but I have had nothing but luck on it. Put 2 items on it that I had in the yardsale, Kitchen aid mixers, the big mofos that we paid alot for.(And can you believe someone had the nerve to ask me at the sale if I would take $20 for a 6 month old $500 mixer? And they new how much it cost!Big balls!) Anyway, put the items on the List and got a call 15 mins later. asked if I still have them and I told them yes. They wanted them. No questions asked. No haggling and I had raised the price on them just in case. So lovely young lady comes to my house, walks out with 2 mixers and paid CASH! Oh be still my heart! I am a believer in the List now. I have many items on there now, if anyone is interested. Now I am wondering if I should do more yardsales for the little bullshit items or just forget it, sell the big things and donate all the little stuff and clothes. Any advice? We are maybe getting a sea crate to ship some things to Perth but not alot. Not even sure if it is going to be worth it in the big picture. But when you have 2 little kids, there are somethings that you just don't want to get rid of. And alot of things that I know would cost an arm and a leg to replace there. Oh what to do, what to do. Maybe the answer will come to me in my sleep. Dream of my home there and see what I see in it. Wouldn't that be lovely!
And only 4 more weeks til my baby is here as of today!!! I can't wait. Now if we could decide on a name, that would be wonderful. We are down to Rose, Fiona, Katheryn and Ursula. I say wait and see who she is and then decide. We have come this far without a name, just wait a few more weeks. And I have my final sonogram on Wed to see how big our girl is too.
Will let you know and I am sure have a pic for you too after wed. Until then...

Thursday, July 5, 2007

pregnancy and moving do not mix

I am soooo tired. And frustrated. I have so much to do and so little time to do it in. I want to have a yardsale but do you know how hard that is when you are 9 months pregnant, have 2 little rats running around and you have feet that swell if you stand for more than 10 minutes at a time?? Not Easy! And then most of the people that say they will help seem to get busy when you need them most. I had a really good cry this morning because I feel sooo alone, so depressed and so angry that I can not do what I want. But when I talk to my husband, I tell him all is well and not to worry. I am handling it, which I am but it ain't easy.

Yesterday was my last 4th here in the states I hope. Went to my sister in laws and had grilled chicken, tomatos, potato salad and iced tea. Yum. Then we sat on her deck and watched fireworks in the distance at a lake that she lives near. The kids loved it(of course). We also let off some sparklers and fountains of our own. Loads of fun. Of course, didn't get to bed til well after 12 so today I am hurting. Not helping the hormones and stress any.

Well, enough whinge for one blog.

We will leave you with a photo of big fat Mama.