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Subject:The last day before Brady is here!
Time:10:23 am
Current Mood:excitedexcited
I'm at work this morning until about noon or one. I had to come in because my boss and Liz were going out of town for a meeting and they figured the phones would be bad. Well it's been really quiet, but that's okay.

The nursery is just about done and I'm in love with it! When I get home I'll put the last couple of things in there and take some pictures. Last night I also put my living room back together finally! After xmas my everyday decor was never put back out because baby stuff invaded my house! Now the living room is back to normal and the family room will be next!! My mom is coming over tonight to help clean so that the house will be ready for any visitors that may be stopping by when we get home from the hospital. I also have to pack my bag tonight. I bought some travel size essentials and also bought new makeup, so I'll be all ready to go for my hospital stay. I know it may sound crazy that I'm worried about makeup, but I always wear it and I want to look normal for pictures :)

Now here's a teaser of the nursery ...

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Subject:Can it be tomorrow please?
Time:02:09 pm
Current Mood:anxiousanxious
Tomorrow is the fun day. Matt, my mom & dad and myself are going to Cleveland for my Baby Waves appointment at 5pm and then we're going to the airport to pick up Jerilynn and Justin! Yay I missed my sister so much!

I have just about all my xmas shopping done. Matthew was a huge pain this year and couldn't give me any ideas with what he'd like. He doesn't play with toys or anything, so mainly he got Wii games, football jerseys and other misc sports clothes and hats. I'd like to go pick up a few board games for him too. Even though most of my shopping has been done, I have yet to wrap anything. I'm hoping to get some done tonight and then early tomorrow since I'm off.

I almost didn't send out xmas cards this year. It seemed like I just couldn't get the 3 of us together for a family pic with Matt working 2 jobs and Matthew didn't seem thrilled with being in the pic alone. Well yesterday I said screw it, I already had printed up all the address labels and had Matt get me stamps so Matthew let me take his picture.

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Subject:I can't wait for Turkey day!
Time:10:28 am
Current Mood:hungryhungry
Only a few more days until I'm helping mom make Thanksgiving dinner!   I have been waiting to enjoy all these wonderful foods :)  A few months ago when I didn't want to eat anything, turkey dinner sounded good and the craving really never left!  

I've been reading all these posts in the baby communities and I'm so jealous that some people who aren't even as far along as me already know what they are having.  I just want to know ... I want to start buying things.  If I go to my next appointment and the baby has it's legs crossed, I'll freak.  I don't think I could go another few months.  

 Matt's been at the new job for a few weeks now and was finally able to go out on his own last week.  He had some sales so he'll be getting a bonus on his pay.  I'm really proud of him :)  He says he really likes the job, which is good.  It just really sucks that we don't get to see him very much.   He's supposed to be of today, but since he'll be off on Thursday he went into work.  He said he'll be home early though so we can go to Lowes and get some paint for Matthew's new room.  

The other night my parents were at Sam's Club and they called me because they found a pre-lit xmas tree that had LED lights which made the lights look blue.  Matthew and I went up there and I loved it!  The best part as that it was only $99!  Yay for a new tree! 
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Subject:It's a good day!
Time:03:10 pm
Current Mood:excitedexcited
The other day I got a baby shower invitation for one of Matt's cousin's in Toledo.  She registered at 4 different places, but they were all places that I haven't checked out yet.  While checking out the Walmart website I found Rainforest bedding that matches the baby gear I want!  I searched the stores, but of course all stores in 100 mile radius were out of stock.  I showed Matt and he liked it, so I ordered it with 97 cent shipping!  I was so happy to see it on my porch at lunchtime!!   Also yesterday my dad's cousin called me to see if I had a rocking chair.  I don't, so she sent hers over for me!  It's 22 years old, but you would never know by the great condition it's in!  

Last night Matt came home from work early and we started Shrek 3.  He fell asleep early and I was pretty much right behind him.   I had the most bizarre dream.  An older Matthew and I were driving when he spotted someone in a big fancy car that he swore was Snoop Dogg.  I pulled the car over and we walked over to the car and sure enough, it was Snoop!  We introduced ourselves and he invited us in his car to chat and smoke a blunt.  We got in and it was very weird that I was sitting in a car with a famous rapper while smoking a fat blunt with my son!!  After we smoked, we said our goodbyes and went to my car.  Matthew asked to drive ( he was old enough) and he headed to get some food.  A few miles down the road he starts freaking out and stops the car in the middle of the road and gets out to walk.  I moved to the driver's seat and met up with him but he refused to get inthe car because he said something was evil in there. 

That was it.  I woke up and I was just like WTF??  I'm sure I'm just going to light up a fattie and smoke it with my kid!?!?!   It was 1:48am so I let the dogs out and headed to bed.  I tossed and turned until about 3am when Matt's alarm went off.  I finally got to sleep and I was up at 5am because Matt set it for the wrong time : /   I'm actually surprised that I'm not really tired today after all the lack of sleep. 
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Subject:Better be a good night!
Time:03:02 pm
Current Mood:happyhappy
I had my doctor's appointment yesterday.  My weight was 16 lbs lighter than my pre-pregnancy weight, and this was fully clothed with my big sandals on.  My blood pressure was good, a little higher than it normally is, but they had me so nervous that they might have to send me to a high risk doctor if it was too high.  I was fine though!!  I got to hear the heartbeat again and it was 135 this time.  The nurse swears it's a boy, but you can't go by the heart beat.  I have to wait another month until they do the anatomy scan.  I want to know now and it's driving me crazy!!  I haven't purchased anything because I'm trying to patiently wait until I find out!!  Katie's husband just decided that now he wants to know what they are having, but she says too bad.  I'm not sure why all of a sudden he changed his mind ... I still think it's crazy that she doesn't want to know!  

Before and after my appointment Katie and I did some baby window shopping.  I absolutely love the fisher price Rainforest  theme.  I wish they had matching nursey items, but so far I can't find any.  I still have to run it by Matt, but I think he'll like it too!  We looked at cribs and they all start to look the same to me!  Katie has one she likes and it's like $500!  Call me crazy but I'm not really getting all excited over a crib ... that to me is kind of boring.  I get all excited for all the cute things for the nursery.  

During our shopping afternoon I found a black sweater and it was only $13!  I'm wearing it now and it's nice and warm :)  Tonight I think I'm going to get another pair of maternity jeans.  I'm pretty sure that all my regular jeans (other than this one pair of capris) are too small. I may look for shoes tonight too ...  I was going to look yesterday, but I was kind of in shock after I found these 2Pac shoes.  I think everyone needs a pair or two. 
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Subject:So uneventful ...
Time:02:03 pm
Current Mood:goodgood
Yesterday was my 27th birthday and it was pretty boring.  I got presents and a cake a work, but other than that I was stuck at home all evening with this kid that's finishing our drywall in the basement.  I'm actually really happy that everything is moving along with the home  improvements.  Matthew's new room could be ready to primer and paint this weekend.  This kid is really good and fast.  We're going to have him give us a quote to finish the drywall in our bedroom too, as soon as Matt finishes it.  

Anyways this Friday I'm going out to dinner with the parents to celebrate the birthday and possibly go shopping for some clothes.  I'm looking for a black cardigan.  I had one that I used to wear all the time, but my dryer ate it last year and I'm having that hardest time finding a black one now!  I think I should go and buy some new shoes too ... as much as I hate to give in, my poor toes are going to freeze if it gets any colder out.  

Football is completely over.   Matthew's allstar game was on Saturday and they won 14-0.  Matt was able to get off work from job #2, so he came with me.  Oh he also bought a new car on Friday.  I thought I was going to kill him.  His truck pays off this month, but he wanted a car that he could drive back and forth to work in Pittsburgh ... so he bought an 07 Ford Focus.  He loves the stupid little car ... whatever.  I was mad that he never really discussed it with me.  He mentioned in the morning that he wanted to look for a used car to buy, but came home with a new one.  It's not that we can't afford it, it's the fact that he just did it.  I'm pretty much over it now, but I did yell a lot over the weekend.

I go to the doctors on Thursay.  I'll be 17 weeks and I was  hoping they'd do an ultrsound so I can have a clue as to what I'm having, but Katie said no he'll wait until my next appointment.  **ugh** I really want to know.   I have to make sure I don't get upset before my appointment either because I keep raising my blood pressure and I don't want him sending me to a high risk doctor when I'm just pissed off at Matthew's loser mom or something ... so only nice happy thoughts for Thursday!
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Subject:Happy Halloween!!
Time:02:17 pm
Current Mood:happyhappy

I'm so happy that it's Halloween!!  Tonight Matthew and I will be going over to my parents' house and then walking up a block to the Graziano's to go trick or treating with them again!  I feel bad that Matt won't be with us again, but of course he'll be working the 2nd job.   He's doing pretty good ... he's in his last few days of training and then next week he should be out on his own.   I just hope he doesn't get completely burned out.  

Matthew made the All-Star football team and he's had a few practices this week.  The game was first scheduled for Sun and then was changed to Sat, which upset Matt because he's supposed to work.  He's going to try to get the day off but if not I have to video tape the game for him.  The best part about the All Stars is that we are on the same team as Crestwood and their team has been undefeated for 4 years ... they are the team that beat us last year in the superbowl.  Hopefully our boys will win!!

My stupid sister Heather called me Monday night and I knew it couldn't be to just say hi and see how I've been.  I haven't talked to her in weeks since they decided to quit football again and just never showed back up.  She was calling because she said my nephew had been crying all afternoon because Matthew was teasing him at recess.  Supposedly Matthew was teasing Hank for being a wimp and wanting to play "fag (flag) football" next year.  I have never heard Matthew use that term and he denied it when we confronted him about it.  We talked to him about how he's no better than anyone else and he's not to make fun of kids.  I know we all tease each other a lot at home, but some people are just way too sensitive (like Hank) and can take it the wrong way.  So after the talk, we threatened to take away all his video games and he'd be grounded from seeing Anthony if we would get any other calls from any parents.  Hopefully he won't turn out to be a big bully.  I was def. more upset than Matt ... mainly because Matt was a smart ass and I'm sure he hurt some people's feelings in school.  I told Katie about it and her first words were "Wow he has completely turned into his father".   He can have Matt's sense of humor, sarcasm and witt, but I don't want him to be some mean kid that no one likes. 

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Subject: Yay for Friday!!
Time:03:18 pm
Current Mood:goodgood

Yesterday was the first day that I woke up and really felt good!  It was my day off and I was super productive.  I did all the laundry, cleaned the kitchen & dining room (including mopping the floors), put away some clutter, ran some arrands, gathered things for the Holiday Bazaar and helped Matthew with his book report.   I was so tired by the end of the day, but it was so nice to get some things done. 

Matt started training for a new job on Wednesday.  He's still working at his old job because he doesn't know how this other job will do.  His brother works there and he makes a lot with commission, so Matt wanted to give it a shot.  Needless to say, he'll be working a ton and yet he seems really excited.  I'm just worried that he won't be able to get everything done in the house before the baby gets here.  He worked on hanging dry wall earlier in the week and think that he'll be done with the hallway this weekend.  The mudding will be a long process, but I told him I'd help him with whatever I could.  The rest should be easy ... paint, drop ceiling and carpet.  Then we can move Matthew downstairs.  Now Matthew's room is only going to need painted and a new light fixture.   The bad thing however is that Matt needs to also fix our bedroom ceiling from when those roofers messed up the chimney vent and it leaked.  He says that shouldn't take long either.  We'll see ... I think he'll be too worn out to do home repair in which case I call Joe G. and tell him to come on over with his brother and knock it all out.  It may be worth the extra money to just have them do it.  

I'm getting a little but nervous about the bazaar ... it seems like no one realized that it's a little over a month away.  I have to really get things organized this last meeting before Dec. 1st.  I'm planning on having some of the girls over to do some crafts and also do some baking for the bake sale.  We're also doing a "re-gifting" table which is great because I have lots of things, especially some toys of Matthew's, that have never been opened.  It's a great way to get rid of stuff cluttering up the house.   I just want it to go really well this year since I'm in charge :) 

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Subject:Baby update
Time:10:43 am
Current Mood:happyhappy
Yesterday I had a doctors appointment.   One the way to the appointment I called the charity that was giving Matthew's mom money and talked to the lady in charge.  She said that Jessica would have to show SS cards to prove she has children.   Well I know we have Matthew's and his birth cert., so I'm hoping Jess didn't go try to get this stuff reprinted.  Then I called my mom to let her know what the lady said and she told me that Jessica has section 8 housing, meaning that she either pays little or nothing for her apt.  After this, I was pissed.  She has no kids at home ... if she needs a place to live, go get a job!  Welfare is making it way too easy for her to do nothing.  Needless to say, my blood pressure was high, and it never is.  I told the nurse I had just made some aggrivating  calls.  They said just to check it over the next month and make sure it's normal.  

She also checked for the baby's heartbeat, which she found almost immediately and said it was 156.  Her guess was that it's a boy, but of course you can't just go by that.  I can't wait to find out what we're having!  The rest of the appointment was quick ... my blood work and pap had been fine.  I go back in a month.  

I was planning on telling my boss today that I was pregnant, however yesterday when I said I was going to the doctors he asked if I was pregnant.  I said yes and he went around and told everyone.  They're all excited for me, but my other boss Charlie was so worried that I was quitting after the baby is born ... he said he needs me here because I'm the only one he can count on to always be nice and get stuff done for him.  Whatever.   

Matt called me this morning asking for Graz's cell number ... he's having him come over and measure so he can help Matt hang some dry wall in our bedroom (after the water damage from the shitty roof people) and finish the hallway going to the basement.  I guess he's coming to measure in the next couple of days and then they're hanging it next weekend.  I'm so glad that he's starting to work on it again.  Matthew's new room will hopefully be done in no time now.  I'm hoping that if Graz charges us, he won't be an ass ... for everything I've done for that kid over the last 13 years he better take care of us :)  

Well I've got to head to lunch ... the kids don't have school today so Matthew has Anthony over and I'm picking up pizza for lunch! 
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Subject:Another friend gone :(
Time:08:55 am
Current Mood:sadsad
As soon as I got to work this morning my friend Katie called my cell phone. She informed me that our friend Kevin died in a motorcyle accident last night. My heart sank. He has a son, Jason, that's Matthew's age and they play all the sports together. Kevin and Jason's mom aren't together anymore, so when Kevin would come to football practice or games he'd sit with me. We used to hang out when we were younger all the time. After high school he joined the Army and went to Iraq for a while. Now that he was back home he was working for the Army doing the flag ceremony at military funerals. It's so sad to think he was in Iraq, came home just fine and then gets in a motorcycle accident. I really feel bad for Jason ... I can't imagine having to tell my child that their father is dead.

My sister called to say that the football team wanted to do something for the family. Jason's stepdad is our head coach (and also one of my old friends from HS). It's so horrible. I know it's going to be a long day.

Here's an old picture ... Kevin is the one in the back with the black & red hat.
R.I.P. Kevin R. Jamison 4/12/82-9/11/07

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