Over the past month or two, I have received two gifts with notes left at my work desk. We lock our office each night and it stays locked until my boss comes in at 7:30 a.m. the next morning, so whoever it is has to have keys to my office or is coming in right after I leave at 5:00 p.m. A few full-time people stay a little later, so the doors don't get locked for the night until 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Posted by Melea at 7:44 AM
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Posted by Melea at 9:57 AM
Friday, May 25, 2007
So I am back at work again after an encounter with the flu. I had a major headache and a double whammy on the throwing up. All I have to say is never eat french fries WITH ketchup if you have an upset stomach. My throat feels like it is burned to a crisp! I will never understand what comes over bulimic people...I hope everyone has a great Memorial Day weekend!
Posted by Melea at 8:33 AM
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Does anyone know how in the world you center your heading pic? I cannot figure it out! Also, how do you make it go across the whole page? I am so not good at blogspot...
Posted by Melea at 2:31 PM
Monday, May 21, 2007
This pic is of all of us when we are pretty much done. I shouldn't really say "we" though because really it was Jeff, Rob, and Nick who did it all, sanding down the boards, laying carpet, and putting up the baseboards. This pic is about 11:45 p.m. on Saturday night. I had just woken up from a nap in time to participate in the pic. From left to right: Nick, Julie (8 months pregnant), me, Jeff, Rob, and Jeana).
Posted by Melea at 12:24 PM
When we were out in Lexington looking for a place to stay, we drove everywhere for two days straight. We looked at tons of apartments and narrowed it down to a few the final day, but still none of them felt right. Then I had the brilliant idea of picking up a Renter's Guide, like our sister-in-law had suggested. We pulled over to the side of the road and I looked through everything while Jeff took a nap (he couldn't handle the stress). I circled a few and then we were off...they were all no-go's and we had one more left. We drove there, walked in, looked at each other and realized we both felt great about this place, so we signed right then and there! We signed for two years for a 2 bed/2 bath that was over 1,000 sq ft and the best price we had found with a dishwasher, patio, fireplace, and washer/dryer hookups. It is also right next to a park, has a pool, great workout facilities, and is less than 1/2 a mile away from Jeff's brother and his family's place. We felt like we had made a great deal...until we got home and I checked out the ratings on the place. Here are a few examples:
1.0 (rated out of 5.0)
I just moved from here on a 6 month lease. I noticed the other reviews on accident trying to track down one of the "so called" idiot management people. The other reviews hit directly on. Stay away from this place ...
While living at Shillito Park, we haven't had many complaints, until recently. My boyfriend has had the apartment for 4 years, and I was recently added to our lease. When I moved in (from out of state), above our mantle was a leak and they just painted over it instead of actually fixing it. They also played our video games...
Posted by Melea at 10:25 AM
A couple weeks ago Jeff and I went out to Kentucky to look for a place to live in Lexington. We will be moving out there to go to dental school the middle of July. We stayed with Jeff's sister, Cheryl, and her family. Jeff's brother also lives out there with his family. Here are a couple pics of the cousins. From left to right is Eric, Liam, and Garrett. Garrett is known in the family as being very creative (can't you tell?). Apparently he missed having it snow, so he put baby powder on the ceiling fan in his room and turned it on...you can imagine what happened after that. Another favorite of his is leaving a string of toilet paper in the toilet water, so it soaks the whole roll.
Here is a pic of all the cousins together (minus Brooke, who is in Utah and ?, who is in my tummy). From left to right, Garrett, Amanda and Will (all sis/bro) and Samantha, Eric and Liam (all sis/bro). Aren't they so cute?
Posted by Melea at 9:34 AM
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Mainly because I want to kind of have a journal of how I am feeling and how my body is changing, I will probably enter quite a bit of entries on my progress, so sorry if this bores anyone. There will probably not be a lot of pictures, although when I am really showing I will post one.
The first thing I want to mention is that I am 11 1/2 weeks and I barely fit in my pants! They were so loose before and now I have to unbutton them when I am sitting down! This is way too early to show, isn't it? I haven't gained a pound since I got pregnant, but my belly sure looks it. I am wearing jackets to kind of cover it up at work, although they know I am pregnant because of the sickness. Did anyone else pop out that fast? It is kind of embarrassing because there is another girl in my office (but a different department) who is stick thin and 22 weeks pregnant and is barely showing! I guess I just have really weak stomach muscles and can't hold it in or I am going to carry my baby sticking WAY out like a torpedo!
I got to hear the baby's heartbeat again yesterday at the doctor's office. It was 174 beats per minute. They also drew my blood to test for HIV, blood type, hepititis, etc. I sure hope I don't have HIV... :)
As for my morning, or should I say day/night/24/7 sickness, it is coming and going, but isn't nearly as bad as it was at the beginning. When it ends, do you just wake up one morning and it is gone for good, or does it slowly taper off? Mine seems to be getting better, but some days are better than others. Any advice?
I found out the official name of the tear. It is called a subchorionic hematoma. The doctor wasn't concerned because mine is so small...about 1 inch across. She did say that if I start to bleed at all, then to call and we will do another ultrasound right away to make sure it isn't any bigger and the baby is okay. I am still worried though because I have had two early miscarriages already and don't want to lose this one. We think the other ones were because I have low progesterone, which I felt might be my problem, so I requested a blood test of my progesterone levels early on in this pregnancy and they discovered it, so now I am on a prescription (Prometrium). Just a side note: you know your body best so listen to it, even if the doctor says you are fine! If I hadn't requested that test, I would definitely not be this far along.
Anyway, thanks everyone for the congrats! We are so excited! My due date is December 2, right before Jeff's dental school finals, so I hope he/she (I think it is a "she") isn't late!
Posted by Melea at 1:37 PM
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
One more thing...we got to hear the heartbeat. It was 164 beats per minute and very regular and strong. :) Today I go to the doctor to find out more about what I need to do now. I am guessing this whole tear thing happened from me throwing up so violently and so much!
Posted by Melea at 7:30 AM
So I went to the doctor yesterday because I haven't been feeling very well the past month or two. I have been really nauseous. They did an ultrasound on my stomach and this is what they found:
For those of you who still can't tell what is "wrong" with me, I am 11 weeks pregnant and sick as ever! When I went to get the ultrasound, I thought I was only 10 weeks pregnant, but after measuring, it turns out I am actually 11, which I was not going to argue about...one week closer to not being sick all the time! Really, waking up at 4:00 in the morning to throw up (which I did this morning) is not my cup of tea. However, it is a good sign.
I went in to get the ultrasound because I had been having some really really bad cramping (but not bleeding) for the past week and a half. We did find the source of the pain. The yellow words say, "Hi Mom and Dad." Just under the Dad part of the sentence, you can see where the embryonic sac has torn away from the corrionic sac...I am not sure if those are the correct terms, but you get the idea. The ultrasound lady said she sees this quite a bit and that I needed to be on pelvic rest for the next two weeks, which means no exercise and no lifting, so it can heal. However, she did say that where the tear happened, that area has filled up with blood and it probably will come out. She told me to expect some bleeding, which will totally freak me out even though she said not to worry.
Anyway, it was so neat to see the "thing" (in Jeff's words) and "it" (in my words) moving around and kicking and waving its arms. She said the baby was extremely active and 4.4 cm long and looked very healthy, so that is good news! I am due around the beginning of December.
Posted by Melea at 7:16 AM
Friday, May 4, 2007
Jeff and I have talked a couple times about getting a scooter...actually he really wants one and mentions it every once in awhile. He argues that we will need another form of transportation when we get out to Kentucky for dental school and we will not have a ton of money to spend on purchasing, insuring, and gasing up a car. Thus, he thought we should get a scooter.
We can save TONS of money on gas. This thing gets 80-85 mpg, so we will probably fill up once a month, if even that! Jeff will just be riding it to work and school. Now, according to my dad, we just need to get flourescent helmets, leather jackets, and hunter's orange vests if we want to ride it! Don't worry Dad, we will be safe on this. Afterall, I have always been the responsible child, haven't I? I was usually always home early and had dorky friends and straight A's and went to church and never got in trouble, except when I wrecked the minivan and drove the Camry into the freezer/house/kitchen... :)
Posted by Melea at 7:54 AM
Wednesday, May 2, 2007
This an email I got, thought they were funny... cuz they are true.
Why, Why, Why
Do we press harder on a remote control when weknow the batteries are getting dead?
Why do banks charge a fee on "insufficient funds"when they know there is not enough money?
Why does some one believe you when you say thereare four "billion" stars, but check when you say thepaint is wet?
Why do they use sterilized needles for death by lethal injection?
Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, butducks when you throw a revolver at him? Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?
Whose idea was it to put an "S" in the word "lisp"?
Is there ever a day that mattresses are not on sale?
Why do people constantly return to the refrigeratorwith hopes that something new to eat will have materialized?
Why do people keep running over a string a dozen times with their vacuum cleaner, then reach down, pick it up, examine it, then put it down to give the vacuum one more chance?
When we are in the supermarket and someone ramsour ankle with a shopping cart then apologizes fordoing so, why do we say, "It's all right?" Well, itisn't all right, so why don't we say, "That hurt, youstupid idiot?"
How come you never hear father-in-law jokes?
Why do we drive on parkways and park on driveways?
Why are the keys on the drive up auto teller in braille too??
The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four persons is suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends -- if they're okay, then it's you.
Posted by Melea at 10:40 AM