Friday, January 16, 2009

What a week!

Man, this week has gone by so slowly. I looked forward to Friday all week and it ended up being the worst day yet.

Classes are going well. I have actually understood everything we've covered in Chemistry so far and even kinda almost somewhat like it. :) We finished the 2nd chapter today and have our first test next Friday. My instructor told us this morning that usually only 1 out of 3 students pass CHM 094! Thanks for the encouragement, Barnabus. I'm determined to be that 1 out of 3 and I'd just like to see him stop me. Anatomy is going well too. It's a little more in depth than BIO 163 was but it's basically the same information. I'll definately need to keep studying but at least it's familiar to me. That helps tremendously.

Work is ok. I was only scheduled for 8 hours this week. Corporate cut the hours given to our store to schedule employees and so all the part-time employees have been cut back to 9 hours (or less) a week. I was scheduled for 4 1/2 hours next week but gave mine to Lauren so I could go see RENT with Tiffy in Durham. (We're very excited!) I'm trying to decide if it will be worth it to keep working till April, as planned or to just leave now. It would be easier if someone would just decide for me. :) Anyone?

I had a little scare today. I was coming come from paying the power bill and was sitting at the stoplight in front of Adam's car wash on G'ville Blvd. The light was red (thus the sitting) and I saw the car in front of me moving forward. I thought she was going, so I went.....she wasn't going....and I abruptly stopped going too. Scary. I got out to see if she was ok and she was already on the phone with the police. She was alone, and I was alone and we were both ok. We waited for the police (while holding up traffic and watching all of the thoughtful and caring people driving by honking at us). Only one person asked if we were ok. Gotta' love Greenville. Ugh. Anyway, everyone's ok and cars can be fixed. I called the nurse at the OBGYN to see if she thought I should get checked out. I've not had any cramps or spotting and Josh is moving like usual so she said just to take it easy, monitor myself and to call if something changes.

Matthew wrecked his car while working last week and then I had my little fender bender today....Robert: be careful!! Our poor mother can't handle news of another car accident! :)

Speaking of Joshua, he's growing like a weed! My baby bump has just sprouted in the past week or two. It's crazy!! Other people are starting to notice that I'm pregnant and not just chubby. ;) That's fun. :)

Have a good weekend everybody. I'm off to nest....uh, I mean rest. ;)

Monday, January 5, 2009

Happy New Year

Our new year was uneventful. I did manage to stay awake until midnight! That hasn't happened in a few years.

We've been busy since Christmas. We came home from Gasburg for 2 days (long enough to do laundry) and went to Yorktown for a few days. After coming home from there, I made the long drive to Eden to spend a few days with both sets of grandparents. Tiffy and her friend Shannon met me up there and we celebrated New Year's Eve with Grandmom and Granddad. We all ate WAY too much and then crashed at 12:01. :) Shannon brought her Wii Fit and we all had fun trying it out. It was more fun watching everyone else trying to hula hoop. Joshua didn't like it when I hula hooped. We did a little shopping in Martinsville and then I went back to Eden for the night. Grandma and I lounged around most of the day and she made my favorite for dinner! :) YUMMMMY! Aunt Brenda and Emily came by to visit for a few minutes. It was good to see them. Emily is getting so grown up! She's such a beautiful young woman. I came home Saturday and David and I spent the evening at the grocery store. Ugh. I hate going to the grocery store.

We had a check-up at the OBGYN today. Didn't do much, pricked my finger (owie!) and listenend Joshua's heart beat again. Nice and strong! In the 150s and the midwife said everything sounded really good. I can't believe we're 21 weeks already! It's been fun feeling him move more and more. David was listening to Joshua's heart beat with the stethescope the other night and all of a sudden, he heard a loud thump. It was Joshua poking back! :) We just sat there and watched him kick around in there. It's so weird to see my belly move around. It'll be even crazier the bigger he gets. Speaking of bigger, here's a pic of the baby bump.

I went and got my books for school today. I'm not very excited about starting back again. Our winter break is just long enough for me to get good and lazy and happy being home. I only have 2 classes this semester so hopefully I won't be so stressed that I go into early labor! ;) I have the second part of my LAST anatomy!!! and Chemistry. I took Chemistry in high school but we never did much and I certainly don't remember any of it! I might be looking for a tutor soon.

Oh, here's a picture of Joshua's Poppa and Grammy proudly displaying their t-shirts. :)