Saturday, December 31, 2011

Finshed blanket

OK I don't have a picture yet of the whole thing done but I took a bunch of the animals, because they are the best parts of the blanket hope you all like them!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Waiting game begins

So I finally got an appointment for the echo. My OBGYN called and asked if Primary had called me yet, after I said now they called them and got me an appointment for me. Which is more then fine by me. I wanted I was getting really frustrated at the lack of someone calling me. Now the new annoyance. They were booked until Mid January! I won't be able to go in until January 20th, which *sigh* talk about frustrating. Now I know its not something that will not effect my little Aiden right now, the heart defect that he may or may not have will be something to deal with once he gets here. I just... I want to know. This not knowing if he has it or not is not easy. I'm trying not to think about it to much. I am doing my best to keep busy at work, which is hard we've slowed down. And any down time for me means me thinking way more then I should *sigh*. Anyways Christmas was good and I have pictures just haven't downloaded any to my comp, feel to overwhelmed with other stuff to get around to it.

Also I finished my blanket and Christmas eve and I know I need to take pictures of it to I just I dunno just not up to doing all that right now, just sounds and feels like a lot of work, that i don't want to do right now. My motivation for it is near zero. Oh well I'll get around to it eventually.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Let it be ok


Right now I am on edge, been crying and just well freaked out. So I had my US at 20 weeks and all they said at the time that my little guy was positioned strangely and that they did not get a great view of the heart. So they had me do another today. Again he was in a strange position, hes facing towards my stomach (and breach), which helps explain why his kicks feel so soft. Anyways what they saw was the same as last time and apparently what they think there seeing is extra growth in the atrium of his heart. So they know want me to do an echogram which will give a clear picture of his heart and will tell for sure if that is happening.
I did feel like everything went a bit blurry at that point, because my Doc started explaining what could happen if that is the case. Right now my LO is fine, he measured at exactly 27 weeks, due date March22, my original is 23, so no problems there. Its after hes born that there could be problems. He said it could repair itself but if not could require heart surgery and he said some people who have it do live normal lives but can have heart problems. I'm just scared right now and just waiting for them to call me to set up the appointment at the best children Hospital in the state. My guess is they won't be calling me until after Christmas.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Ugh!

I really am sucking at updating! Of course this time of the year I have less time to update so very busy. Thanksgiving went well. Loved seeing how Connor was with my cousin's babies gave me hop to how he'll be when his little brother comes around!. I've been really slow at working on the blanket, got a bit more done just no pictures. Hmmm lets see what else. Well last week we went to the Festival of Trees, I love going to it every year and really feel its for a great cause. All the proceeds go to the Children's hospital.

Only heard one thing that I am still beyond disgusted about. A girl I use to work with found this guys wallet that had 270 dollars in it. She left her contact information so the guy can get into contact with her so she can return his wallet. Well he called the cops and  is claiming that 500 dollars is missing and claiming that yes she stole it.. the one who was trying to be a good person and tried to return a lost wallet! well now she has a court date and has to defended herself that she did NOT steal the money. I mean who would steal money from a wallet and then leave contact information for it! AND how does the guy even have proof that he had that much money in it? Just goes to show why less people are doing good deeds for others, its has a tendency to bite you in the ass anymore.We had plans to go the Hogle zoo tonight for the zoo lights but Connor is getting over a cold hubby has the cold full blown and I may have it, its either that are our crappy air.

Guess the only update for cross stitching is a pattern I just finished making for a pattern. Here it is below. hope it turns out never used my own pattern before!


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Blanket closer to getting done!

I woke up at about 5:30 this morning and could not get back to sleep so I'm on here making an update. First of Happy Thanksgiving and yay 4 day weekend for me! Boy do I NEED that. Well I went to my Doctor n Monday, everything seemed fine, though I have to go back in for another Ultrasound in a month. Apparently my little guy was not cooperative when it came for them to check the heart they couldn't get a good look at it and so want me to go back in so they can get a better view. Now what they had a clear view of looks great. Also I am at 22 weeks and have YET to gain a single pound, wow. Now my Doctor has said nothing about that fact and so it must be fine. I have noticed that places I was a little chubby am not really anymore. Seems my weight is just shifting form one place to another. I'm also feeling him kick a lot more now. I am really curious how Connor is going to react when he finally feels the baby move. I imagine hes going to freak out.

Lastly my blanket I had a goal to finish the cross stitch part of it by well today. I did it! Now on to the back stitching :). Once again I tweaked these photos with photoshop, the colors was really dull in my photo which is not like the blanket at all! bad lighting I'm thinking. Now I am going to follow the directions and the the back sitiching of one color at a time, first off pink.



Saturday, November 19, 2011

Sorry took so long to update!

Boy has it been an interesting few weeks. Works been.. well not the greatest to say the least. I could go into a whole thing about it, but wanted to do it in a non public post but do not know if you can do that on blogger.  So I;ll just leave it there for now. I had my big ultrasound  two weeks ago and yes I am definitely having another boy. we've agreed on the name Aiden, middle name to will be Hawaiian like other son, whose middle name means watcher of the winds.


Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sunday, snow, cross stitch and all that

I am having a hard time keeping up with posts! Work has taken my life over. This last week I worked 56 hours AND hit the half way mark in my pregnancy. I've been extra moody and crying a bit right now, just so very tired and the in-laws will probably be here Tuesday. Thet fky by stand by so you never know. It'll be a shock for them though they are from Hawaii and just take a look of the picture I took yesterday morning!

My nephews and niece have never been around snow so this could be interesting/ memorable. I worked 8 hours yesterday and hubby hasd to work to so I dropped my son off at Grandma's who the moment got out of the car started throwing snow balls at me :).

Short cross stitch update haven't had time to do much. Have three squares to go then back stitching will definitely get this done before March! My next big project will be making Christmas stockings for my kids and if I'm very motivate for hubby and myself!






lastly if anyone else has a pinterest account.. something I can't seem to stop using so addictive.  here's my account:
http://pinterest.com/heather_manley1/

and also I really want to get motivation to make this! its so cute!  And shouldn't be that hard to make! Candy cane decorations

Oh and yes Halloween went really well, people were actually home this year an my son won cute factor cause everyone gave him like 3 or 4 pieces of candy, lol.


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Halloween

Had a disappointment today took my little man to the Utah Olympic Oval which was suppose to have trick or treats. Got him all dressed up was standing in line and apparently the vendor who was suppose to do it didn't show up so it was canceled. Well we had to go back to the car with a confused and unhappy kid who was crying the whole way home :/. We do have stuff to do Monday but still hard to explain to him what happened.

At least  I was able to take pictures of my little pirate in his  costume made by my mom!





Update

Sorry I haven't been updating! To tired. I've already accumulated 15 hours of overtime the last two weeks so that plus 19 weeks pregnant its very tiring. haven't done much on my blanket do not think I will get a ton done today on it either, need to start getting my house in order.

I did go to the Doctors last Monday they did an Ultrasound using one that isn't as clear as the other machine they sue for the big ultra sound. the baby's legs were crossed but he believed the baby is a boy we shall see if he;s right the next ultrasound will hopefully give clearer picture. Admittingly part of me is dissapointed but I'll get over it. I did want to have a girl were I could buy her My Little Ponies and dolls and what not. But that probably will not happen now because after this one I'm done.  I can't do this a third time.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Ugh

So works gotten crazier and suddenly find out in-laws coming out Nov 7-11 my house seriously in no condition for visitors been to tired AND I won't even be able to spend much time with them, its Monday through Friday... hello working all that week I can't take time off saving all vacation for maternity leave, because I can't take none payed time off... I have something called a mortgage :/. And there is no way in hell going to clean tonight done OT last few days, today included and I just need to sit right now!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Christmas card!

I know I've already posted today, BUT I finished the Christmas card and wanted to post it :). I haven't taped it in there yet just set it, wanted to see what it looked like. Overall I'm happy with it.


Sunday update

Yay another square done! I love the butterflies on the blanket and there are only 2! Anyways here it is finished :)/.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

My cute neice

This is my neice who has been really sick as of late isn't she just a little cutie? This was taken by her mom before she went in to have her colonoscopy.  So glad they did it because turns out if they hadn't within a week or two she may not have been with us anymore :/. But thanks to modern medicine she will be fine!

So here's what happened they get her in and the doctor starts scoping her but doesn't go far...looks shocked takes out the scope quickly in tells my SIL that they need to do surgery on her right now. thankfully  she was already under and did not need anymore prep work so she consents and a huge polyp  is removed.  turns out what they had thought was her intestines that she had pushed out when trying to go potty one time was in fact the polyp.

It was so big that it was blocking waste from leaving her body if they had waited to long to find and remove it the waste could have ended up in her stomach which would have killed her.  This also explains why she had not been eating nor drinking well. The polyp (which can also turn cancerous) has been removed and she is now recovering.

 Also just learned as in while I was writing this  how a little girl this young could form a polyp this big. If the mother is physically abused while pregnant these can form from stress. now I should say my SIL was not abused but she was also not the one carrying her. She is adopted my SIL can not have children and was given this girl from well her sister in law who was abused. Important thing is she's fine and in a loving home,. just wish I could giver her a huge, but Hawaii is so far away.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Survey...The A, B, C's of Me!



A. Age: 31
B. Bed size: Queen
C. Chore that you hate: Washing dishes.
D. Dogs: None.

E. Essential start to your day: Yogurt.

F. Favorite color: Blue
G. Gold or Silver: Silver
H. Height: 5'8"
I. Instruments you play: None.
J. Job title: Lab technician.
K. Kids: one 3 year old boy and another on the way!

L. Live: Utah
M. Mother’s name: Kathy
N. Nicknames: ummm...Mommy... as a kid feather *roll eyes*


O. Overnight hospital stays: after giving birth to my son stayed in hospital a few days.
P. Pet peeves: people looking over my shoulder/
Q. Quote from a movie: Whoa, lady, I only speak two languages, English and bad English.
R. Right or left handed: right. 
S. Siblings: One younger brother.
T. Truth or Dare: I guess truth
U. Ultimate Vacation: anywhere with my family, though would love  take my kids to Disney World, though that it's be years from now!
V. Vegetable you hate: cauliflower
W. What makes you run late: My son.
X. X-Rays you’ve had: Two one on my ankle another on my wrist.
Y. Yummy food that you make: ummm made a spinach, artichoke dip that turned out well.
Z. Zoo animal: tiger

Sunday, October 9, 2011

6 to go!

Getting closer to getting to the back stitching of my blanket! Yay! Admittingly these are slightly photoshoped the camera keeps dulling out the color so I fixed it so it is more true to the color of the stitching on the blanket.




I am occasionally working on one other project atm, a Christmas card. My mom every year makes all of her Christmas cards and sends them out to family. I wan to surprise her by sending a handmade eon from me back to her. :) My goal is to have it done before Thanksgiving which wont' be hard!

Its a big work in progress atm.





Friday, October 7, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

I suck at titles

OK going to try to do a quick update I'll see how it goes my little boy keeps fighting for the computer it makes posting.. interesting. Anyways  figured I mention some updates. I mentioned a while back that my sister in law was getting checked for cancer , well test results are back and shes cancer free :D. Now onto my niece they are still doing test and the little one and they do not know what is exactly wrong with her yet. Next week she goes in for colonoscopy. Hopefully this one will give the doctors some idea of wahts going on! Can only hope.

Talking about medical stuff hubby went in week and a half ago for ultrasound of his heart. His BP was high and they suspected he might have a slightly swollen heart. They have yet to call back with any results. But his BP is back to normal.

Work will; be interesting tomorrow not looking forward to it.  There trying to get ISO certified and this is a preliminary audit. Some aspects I'm hearing about is going to make things close to impossible to do.  One thing is we have to stay dust free, really hard due to our neighbors, a place that makes mulch. Lets just say I cleaned everything yesterday and new layer of dust today, and  I mean visible layer of dust! As a coworker stated for this to work we'd have to move the lab!

Well that's about it really. Can't think of any other big updates... oh wait one last thing. My cousin who is very pregnant goes into tomorrow night to be induced she should have her baby girl on Thursday. I imagine she's re leaved, cause she has gestational diabetes and been on a strict diet of mainly cheese and meat no carbs... ouch.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Busy, busy, busy

For the coming weeks my time on here may be sporadic. it's hitting busy season at my work and there are those who know me know I don't post or do as much during that time, just to tired when I get home and since I'm 15 weeks preggos and have a three year old that all adds onto it. I will do my best to do whatever updates I can. My cross stitch as one may imagine is also going slow been working on the S for two weeks ok have only worked on the weekends really and its one has the most stitching off all of the letters I did.

Lets see what can I update oh I went to my doctor on Tuesday everything looks good. I lost 2 pounds since the last one which is fine, I'm a little over weight anyways and have lost weight in everything but my stomach area of course, gaining there losing elsewhere. If only the areas I lost weight would stay that way after the baby is born! My next appointment is October 24 then on November 7 I go in for an ultrasound.  My doctor says that on the 24th appointment my doc says we can do a quick ultrasound to see waht sex the baby is. I hope it works out cause I want to know! I know some people like to wait me I'm happy knowing early. I want to start buying things now lol.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The fair

The weather was perfect for the fair yesterday! Not to hot and a nice breeze. Connor was really excited to go when we told him there was different types of animals there, he turned everything off in the house and ran down the hall yelling I love animals! So yes we spent some time looking at all of the animals I brought my camera but only took a few pictures.It seemed everyone else decided to come to the fasir as well. There were a LOT of people. At times to many for me.

I also understand more why some people with strollers push themselves through you have to! People see a strooler and cut you of or don't give room for you to get through.b One place I wanted to go was see the bunnies. I love bunnies, but never had one as a pet my dad is really allergic to those little adorable animals *sighs*.



I had to take this next picture because oit was just to funny and made me think of Mother Goose.


I would rather have gotten a picture of them when they were walking about but to many people around. I did go and look at some of the cross stitch submitted and must say wow not sure I'd ever be that good some looked like photographs they were really good!

On our way out of the fair we had to cut through a building that was full of vendors because the pigs were being judged,. My parents were upfront, grandpa had Connor, hubby and I were trying to keep up when one boot stopped us both. It was full of sketches something we have hanging up all over the house.










The Jedi Mickey started it all and yes hubby did leave with a sketch, a Star Wars sketch. The one posted above.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Kids and cross stitch

My niece who was fighting some nasty viruses on top of other things is now home from the hospital. She hadn't been drinking anything so she was there on an IV. That's really all I know saw a post from my sis-in-law on her facebook they live in Hawaii so there four hours behind us and so they cam home at 2 am our time and its only 4 am there time atm.

Connor has made some head way in potty training finally. we now have a chart and he earns a sticker each time he uses the potty and he finally went number 2, twice in the potty. So yay progress!

This post isn't going to be to long work hasn't been fun I'm working non stop and at times ten hours... I've been a bit exhausted because of it! And haven't made much headway on my cross stitch blanket. been working on the Q since Sunday. Still I'll do a photo update and also this first picture is of my mini jedi. And yes that is a custom lightsaber... his daddy made it. Hubby is really good at making them!

Were also getting out of the house today off to the state fair to see cows, sheep, goats, pigs, bunnies and I want to take a look at the crafts area and see other people's cross stitch.


Monday, September 12, 2011

My niece

So worried about my niece whom I mentioned in an earlier post. the doctors have been trying to figure out what exactly is wrong. First they went and saw a specialist who said she was under developed in the lower part of her body which caused her intestine to come out a little after she went to the bathroom. And said that they were going to wait a month and see if things start to catch up. well last night we get a message she was being admitted to the hospital because to top it all off she has had the stomach flu and was very dehydrated. they decided to keep her to see if they could figure out what else was going on, because they felt it was more then what the specialist said.

well today we got a call from my sister -in-law and the part of the intestine that came out isn't working. they say its a small part but causing problems, giving her a lot of gas and what not and may need to be surgically removed. poor little one :/ wish I could do something to help, but its my in-laws and a plane ticket to Hawaii isn't cheap. We are thinking of sending her a get well package of some sort, because not much else we can do from here! just send our love I guess and hope it all turns out fine in the end.

Monday, September 5, 2011

OK I am actually really trying to work a bit more on my cross stitch blanket. Because I want it done before the baby comes and that's March so yeah I need to get working! Was able to do a lot the last few days. Having not to work and my three year old is finally starting to self entertain himself. I just cross stitch were he' at but at least he's letting me work more on it! I realize I haven't posted any pictures of the whole blanket thought I would. Also I made it to the half way mark yay!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Birthdays, babies and other things

Wow so much has happened the last week were to begin. First off I'm writing this early in the morning woke up couldn't fall back asleep thought I'd post then try to go back and sleep.

Ok first off Connor's birthday was last Monday. I can't believe my little boy is three years old! The party went well it was all pirates which was what he wanted. he picked out the plates and cups and asked for pirate balloons and pirate cupcake cake.

With the help of my sister in law who made the cup cake holders and the tooth pick swords and pirate flags I think it came out well. we also had some that had what looked to be treasure chests. :)

OK on to Wednesday. Mandie my cousin who was very pregnant was induced into labor. After several hours the baby had not turned and though they tried to turn i... I've heard that's incredibly painful, were unable to. they ended up doing a c-section. And we now have a new member in our family! A nine pound healthy boy. I have not been able to see him yet. everyone went up Wednesday evening, but since I was not yet over my cold I stayed away. Cold and new born does not mix. So instead I was sent pictures :).



Now on to my family in Hawaii there are two there who have been heavy on my mind. First my sister in law, the same one who sent stuff up for Connor's pirate cupcake cake.

That's her holding my niece Erin.. the other one I've been worried about. OK so back to my sister in law she has had a goiter in her neck since she was 10 it has recently gotten bigger and on Tuesday I biopsy was performed to see if it is cancerous or not. We are now just waiting for the results and hoping everything tuns out fine!

Now on to my niece every time I think about this it just... oh man it shard to explain my emotions on this on.. mortified maybe? Anyways guess I should explain. Last week her mom was changing her diaper and found blood a lot of blood and like a bubble coming out of her butt. they took her to the hospital the bubble was her intestines some how during a bowel movement she had pushed out her intestines. The doctors pushed it back in but I believe the next day it happened again they went back to the hospital and now she may have to have surgery. Won;t know yet they are taking er to see a specialist and the appointment is not until the 8th. So won't know anything until then.but yes the whole thing has freaked me out.. I just can't imagine something like that poor little one, shes not even 2 yet :/.

Oh! And Connor had his three year check up and Wednesday.. a lot happened that day. All came out well he is now 35 pounds and 39.2 inches tall! Boy is he getting big!




Sunday, August 28, 2011

Ultrasound!

Ok saw the doctor on Friday and everything is doing well. mentioned how tired I am and he said its normal the second pregnancy. Cause first of older and second can't rest as much because have another little one to watch.

I had an ultrasound and got to see the heartbeat and saw the baby move. He said at this point only have a 5% chance of a miscarriage. So yes the appointment went well. Also new doctor my old one retired and both Russ and I really like him! So another good ting.

Now on a bad side note I got Connor's cold and atm have a slight fever ugh. And today can't rest much because were having Connor's 3rd birthday party today. I can't believe it tomorrow my little boy will be three years old. Who I hear was really cute on Friday when his daddy picked him up after work. We got to pictures from the US he showed it to Connor and he had to hold the two pictures in the car as they drove home. Kept saying there pictures of his baby sister. Yes he's still calling it baby sister. Well find out in 8 to 10 weeks what it is! And also found out that my due date is March 23rd.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I'm not doing well at updating on here. I've been really tired and taking naps after work as of late. They've only been kind of helping. They tend to just make me dizzy, but I need them just really, really tired right now!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

My kitty

Felt like doing a short post on my kitty. He's a great cat, rarely bites or claws. Lets my son pick him up and drag hi around the house and then goes back and rubs up against his legs. my little Pippy is what you call a rag-doll. Basically they have the temperamental of a rag-doll. He just flops and is very mild tempered. Though he does try to play with hubbie's cat who is to old for such things. Anyways I love my little puff ball to death and even more so because he is so could with Connor!
Anyways pics below. One with Connor holding Pippy.






Thursday, August 11, 2011

Oye

Been debating about posting about this I'll touch on it a little but not going to go in full details lets just say my only surviving grandparent one whom I don't want to associate with much keeps things umm interesting. First off going to post a news article which is way way off. Source here: http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-man-in-hospital-after-taylorsville-shooting-20110811,0,7397603.story

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah—

A man is in the hospital after a shooting Wednesday night in Taylorsville.

The shooting happened around 9:30 a.m. when police say a man was shot in the leg near 1500 West and 4400 South. Officers say the victim was hit by a small caliber weapon and it could possibly be gang related.

The man was taken by ambulance to Intermountain Medical Center. No details have been released yet on his condition.


Ok so I can say this is NOT gang related. Unless my grandpa is in a gang.. yeah 84 year old man in a gang heh. So he was hanging out with his rather questionable friend... lot of back story not going into. Lets just say we should put charges up on this person with taking advantage of the elderly. Anyways her mentally handicapped son was with her after a while they told him to go home, but he wouldn't instead went into my grandpa's house against his wishes. Well grandpa told him to get out and then got his gun. Grandpa first off did not shoot the guy. They struggled the other guy got the gun and shot at my grandpa and ended up shooting himself in the leg.

Anyway he's up on charges for trespassing and also he beat up my grandpa so that to. Thing is Grandpa has been hanging around people he shouldn't it seems in his old age he's lost the ability to be weary around people he trusts everybody.

Ugh.


Friday, August 5, 2011

Update

Think for a while my updates will be sporadic just to damn tired to write up posts. My cousin Mandie may be having her baby boy at anytime now. She isn't due until the end of this month, but has developed this rash from the pregnancy that apparently is really bad and could be a sign of other problems. They did an ultrasound on her yesterday and the baby is 8 pounds so is a good size to be in the safe zone. The doctors are talking about possible inducing her. Sounds like a ultra sound at her stage was strange. Can see the face really well and apparently he has a lot of hair. So anytime now her little one should be coming to the world. Her sister, who is having a girl isn't due until October.

I'm still waiting to go in for my first app my Doc doesn't want to see you until you are ten weeks along. So won't know+ much until August 26th. Have an app that morning and then off to work for me until 6 that night. Just gotta love Fridays and broken promises. Seriously took on the new job and still working until 6 *sigh*. Only good thing I can sleep in on Friday which I admit I need right now,

Been so exhausted that I am not getting much done. Haven't done much with my cross stitch the last picture I put up of the one in progress hasn't had much more done on it. I'll try to remember to post a picture when I get the K done. Well all but the back stitching waiting to do that part at the end.

Ok was going to type more but Connor now playing with keyboard his work below tired of fighting him lol.

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Monday, August 1, 2011

:/

I don't know happened I really don't and in a little bit of shock. Both of our birds where healthy and happy this morning but we just found one on the bottom of the cage dead :/. Our only guess is that he somehow broke his neck but were not sure. :/ I *sigh*

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Cross stitch blanket

I just realized its been a long time since I posted any pictures of my cross stitch up so here is letter I, J and a WIP of K. Hope you guys like them!