Friday, December 10, 2004
10:38PM - holy crap!
5 dumps in one day! That is what Kelley has shit today.
i know, i know.... i haven't updated in god knows how long and this is what i write about. but can you even imagine?!? 5!!! in one day!!!! yikes!
Monday, September 13, 2004
so ivan is aimed directly for us, and it is a pretty big mo fo.
we are trying to figure out what we are going to do and where we are going to go... cause it's definitely not safe in this piece of crap townhome.
i do have some redneck relatives in mississippi that my parents are going to stay with and have invited us to come. or we can stay in town at jo's moms house. the only problem with that is that she isnt even boarding up the windows or anything.
for some reason all of this scares me a lot more now that we have kelley to worry about as well.
ideas on what we should do???
Monday, July 26, 2004
just thought i would let you all know that i was sooooo right in my other entry being silly. i definitely do miss having friends and all... but when jo came home last night, i just felt completely ridiculous for writing it. he was so sweet :) and they went to the crappy stip club so all he got to see were gross looking fattys! haha!
Saturday, July 24, 2004
10:52PM - the drool faucet
i wish i could make my liitle boy feel better...
he is such a good baby, it makes my heart ache to know he's in pain :(
Sunday, July 11, 2004
just an update for anyone who cares, since i haven't written here in a while...
everything has been goin really great. i am lucky enough to have the best husband and son in the world! kelley is a super happy (most of the time) and is actually a really easy baby. he is also getting to be a real fatty cakes. he finally learned to booby feed a few weeks ago, so that has also made our lives much simpler.
i started back to work last week. it's not as bad as i thought it would be to go back to. everyone is nice there and i stay busy all day long, so the day goes by really quickly.
jo is now the stay at home dad. so far it's been working really well. jo gets up with me in the mornings and helps me get ready. then he makes lunch and brings kelley up to work to see me and for me to feed him. then i come and get a nice homemade dinner too. hmmm, this actually may be the best thing to have happened to me... i've got it made now!
plus.... we have actually even been getting out more than in a really long time. i just wish i had more friends to do stuff with. oh yeah! that reminds me - i started kickboxing again! it's just as fun as i remembered. i'm certainly not in the same shape as i was before, but hopefully i will be again soon. i'm certainly sore enough after class that it should be doing something.
anyway - this entry is long enough. nighty night all!
ps - i've also got new pictures of kelley. if anyone wants them, i'll email them to ya. just leave me a comment or write me at: kim the firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, May 21, 2004
Thursday, May 20, 2004
11:23AM - kelley
kelley phillips battista was born friday 5-14-04 at 7:57pm.
6.6lbs and 20 inches long.
yep, he is a long and skinny guy. SUPER long arms and legs.
the other stuff...
got to the hospital at 4pm and had to push for not even 10 mins.
even though everyone at the hospital was all impressed with me and my calmness... i did end up asking for an epidural after the pectocin? (or whatever it is they give you to speed up / strengthen the contractions) started really kicking in. i was at 7 cm when i asked and a full 10 by the time they got it to me. so it really didn't make much sense to get it... but maybe thats why the pushing went so fast? who knows. either way - i didn't crap on myself and didn't need an episiotomy (when they have to cut you so you don't tear more) - just 1 little stitch. so i was very happy :D
the whole experience was completely surreal.
it was so not what either of us were expecting. nothing hectic or frantic about it. the contractions weren't even that bad. in fact, jojo had to convince me to go to the hospital because i thought it was just cramps from my exam that morning. thank god for jo. not to mention how completely wonderful he was through everything. he kept me calm and let me almost squeeze his hand off. he ended up watching the birth too. which neither of us was planning on. it only took 4 pushes and kelley literally squirted out. it's pretty weird how they just kinda fly outta there once the head is through( haha, i just realized how gross that sounded! oh well! ). jo also cut the cord. then they sat him in the little incubator and he just looked around. he has been super alert right from the start.
anyway - everything went so easy that it's still kinda hard to believe. but thats enough baby stuff for now. time to feed this kid.
Friday, May 14, 2004
last night everything started changing. i had cramps all night, i was running to the bathroom every hour or so, and i had some blood. yuck. i was dying. fortunately, i had my other dr's appt this morning.
apparently, all the hurting has been everything moving and shifting and stuff. Kelley has finally dropped (my tummy even looks different now!), i was 2 cm dilated and 90% effaced. my blood pressure was a bit high, so i was told to rest all weekend. i have another appointment mon and my dr wants to induce me on tues. however, she thinks i'll go on my own before then. if pain is an indication, i agree.
in other news - i found the perfect house for us. it is on a huge corner lot and the house itself is absolutely enormous. it needs some TLC, but nothing too scary for JoJo and i. it's a super good price... too bad we don't qualify for a loan. damn us and our bad credit! damn me for even finding it and wanting it! oh well.
guess i'm just gonna sit here a while alone in pain (which scares my parents to death, thus annoying me to no end). can't wait for jo to get home and make me feel better :D
Monday, May 10, 2004
mothers day has come and gone and i am still not a mom. blah!
i had another dr's visit today. kelley still hasn't dropped, which makes my visits much more painful. i asked my dr if i was the only one that was so much of a baby. she said no, but i think she was just trying to make me feel better. i guess they shouldn't be as bad after he has dropped, so hopefully that will be soon. i am just disappointed in myself because i thought i'd be tougher. i was really thinking i could go through labor and everything with no drugs. now i am second guessing it. jo of course, does not have any clue of what any of this feels like. he thinks i am over exaggerating it... after all "it just hurts for a little bit then it goes away!" haha! i know he'll be disappointed in me if i get the epidural - but so will i. oh well, i'll just have to practice my breathing and toughen up on my super ninja training!
so... anyone know of more creative ways to make a baby drop, other than just walking? :)
Wednesday, May 5, 2004
7:59AM - ouchies
yesterday i had my dr's appt.
i am not as far along as i was hoping / thinking. i am right at 38 weeks. she did the big exam and said that even though he is in the right position, he is still a little high up there. then she stripped my membranes and lemme tell ya... OUCH! for those of you who don't know what that is...
"Stripping the membranes is where a health care provider will separate your bag of water from the cervix, it is not intended to break your water, however, it may."
nope, my water did not break. painful though, yes it was. all that stuff i learned in lamaze? hah! i never once thought about my breathing technique. jo is going to have to remind me when i go in, i guess. speaking of... we have another class tonight.
yesterday was my last official day at work. i think i may go in some anyway though, if i feel ok still after today (i'm still having some discomfort). it makes the time go by faster and it's good for me to walk a lot. not to mention that on fri. we are having a luncheon catered by olive garden. yum!!! free and olive garden?!? i am there! or in the hospital. haha.
not much else has been going on. i've been doing a lot of cleaning. our house looks almost like a normal persons. sorta. we have WAY too much crap. i miss having a house :( oh well, kelley won't know the difference.
i guess i'm gonna get ready and go walk around somewhere some more.
Thursday, April 29, 2004
2:53PM - lama-ze
last night was lamaze class. jojo had to work late again, so he booked it back just to go with me. we took a tour of the birthing room and learned the different breathing techniques. good thing because last night kelley really started to push on me (yes, i mean push... not kicks). i think he is pretty ready to come out which means no way we are making it to the end of the classes.
oh yeah - i guess i didnt tell ya, but my dr thinks i am going to be even earlier. my next appt is on tues the 4th. she said if i am even 1cm dilated, she is going to "speed things up" for me. which i guess means stripping the membranes or something? i dunno... but sounds good to me. it's also a full moon that night. which, i am not a superstitious person, but everyone at work has been telling me that he would be born on a full moon. so when i saw thats when the appt was.... i thought it was a little coincidental (or kinda spooky, haha)
as i was saying... kelley is pretty ready. he has been pushing on my pelvis all last night and today. ugh! very uncomfortable. not to mention it kinda hurts. can't wait to see what real labor is like! *sarcasm* not really. i am ready. even if it is gonna hurt.
now if we could just finish cleaning and putting up all this baby stuff.....
Wednesday, April 28, 2004
6:13PM - whoop!
i am 37 weeks and still working. what am i thinking? good way to pass the time and get a paycheck i suppose. either way, it was still a long day.
the one highlight of the day...
i got to finally meet angela!
she was super nice - and not just because she brought me lots of free baby stuff, but that was definitely super duper nice!
THANK YOU ANGELA!!!!
easy to recognize too... looked like her pictures. so, yes... that means she is a hottie :D
too bad i had to meet her when i am big, water retaining, preggo me and not normal me. i suppose that is vain, but when i don't even recognize myself... yeah. not the way i want someone to remember me by. she certainly gave me hope though - if she had a kid and can be that thin.... wooh! i have a shot, lol.
anyway - lamaze class is in 10 mins, so i'm gonna get going.
Saturday, April 24, 2004
2:02PM - haha...
i just looked at my preggo pictures of my belly. i can't even believe that i thought i was huge back then. if i had only known how big i was really going to get...
1:45PM - bored
waiting for jo and fred to get back home so we can watch "ghost world."
i gained too much this last dr's appt. she said not to worry, she could see how much water i have been retaining. that's right - my fingers are now chubby and my legs and feet are even more like tree trunks. and no, i am not being silly or over-exaggerating. they are HUGE!
i want to do so many things and i cant because of this big belly and so forth. i am so tired of living in a dump. i want to paint and stuff but cant. i want to move stuff around and get everything uncluttered, but the boxes are too heavy for me to lift. i hate having to depend on other people.
3 cars too many. can't wait to sell 1 or 2 so we will have a tiny amount of money once again and i can stop stressing. extra time off from work? hah!
i can't wait until Kelley gets here. i am dying to see what he looks like and who he will resemble. only a few weeks to go. the dr. said she was probably going to start "helping" everything along at the next visit (tues the 4th).
of bitching, as you probably are of reading. so i'll cut this off now.
hope everyone has a good night!
Thursday, April 15, 2004
6:55PM - wooh!
how did i manage to get this one?!? hahaha
by Vladimir Nabokov
Considered by most to be depraved and immoral, you are obsessed with
sex. What really tantalizes you is that which deviates from societal standards in every
way, though you admit that this probably isn't the best and you're not sure what causes
this desire. Nonetheless, you've done some pretty nefarious things in your life, and
probably gotten caught for them. The names have been changed, but the problems are real.
Please stay away from children.
Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.
even funnier since i am preggo!
Wednesday, April 14, 2004
9:51PM - relax...get to it
so today was a pretty good day....
just got in from our first lamaze class with jo. my honey raced all the way home just to go with me... and i am super duper glad that he did (thanks JoJo! ) :D it was about what i had expected. jo and i have been married longer than anyone else in the class. everyone else is due in june, so i will probably be the first to go... and test out how well this stuff really works. there were quite a few younger people also (by younger, i mean still in the teens).
my work also gave me a surprise baby shower today. all the ladies had baked something and each got me presents. it was really a lot more than i ever expected. cake - yes! they make anything into an occasion for sweets. but the presents - wow. i got TONS of stuff, a lot of which i didn't have and still needed, at least $100 in gift cards for the store, and my boss gave me $100 gift certificate to wally world! she is just the best. ahhh, i love my job!
anyway - time to eat so nighty night!
Monday, April 12, 2004
Sunday, April 4, 2004
3:58PM - been a while...
i am now 33 weeks pregnant. and look every bit of it.
yesterday was my baby shower. my mom and sister threw it for me. we played some bad games and had lots of cake. i had one girl that i kinda know come.... the rest were either family or friends of my moms. too bad i dont have more friends :( got lots of stuff though. mostly clothes (which was the last thing we needed). i kept telling everyone not to buy clothes and get us the neccessities instead (which we got practically none of) - such as diapers, wash, balm, meds, etc... but everyone wants to bring something "cute". oh well. it's all free and the thought that counts, right? we did get the super high tech monitors we wanted from my grandparents though and jo's mom got us this great swing that i was wanting, so that was very nice.
i just got done looking at some of the photos from it. it made me feel a bit sad. i have gotten so big and am so swollen that i hardly look like myself anymore. my face is all puffy even. blah... i will be glad when i finally get back to my old self. i just hope it wont take that long - though i am expecting it to, just so i dont get disappointed.
jo made a belly movie of my various stomachs. as soon as i figure out how to post it, i'll put a link on here.
7 weeks to go...
Sunday, December 21, 2003
9:35PM - yeah...
what jo's journal says.
or for those of you who are too lazy-
it's a boy.
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