Friday, June 29, 2007

Samanthe Jo Brodbeck (2/11/93-6/29/07)

I am sad to say we have lost another pet. My Sammy passed away today. She lived a good life and made many a happy memory for me and later both Pilot and I. She was 14 years old. She was my saving grace growing up and I loved her so. She will always live in my heart. My mom and dad took her and buried her under their apple tree. I will make a marker tomorrow and bring it to her grave. We will miss her dearly.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

My guts are revolting

My baby is getting bigger. I have popped out a little. However it is putting pressure on my guts. They are revolting in return. I am an innocent stand byer. I swear!

Butter's and GG are back

My brother in law and sister in law made it back from the 'sin city'. They went to Las Vegas for there honeymoon. Fun was had by all. I had lunch with them and my other brother and sister in law. Looked at pictures and went home. They are headed to the UP today. By the way in case you don't know it costs $2.50 to cross the bridge.

Winney is doing good. She has settled down a little....... She also has about 4 more teeth. She got 2 more on the bottom and finally her two front teeth. She may be getting her first molars
on top soon too. She had her 1 year well baby visit last week. She is a little shrimpy. Thats alright she will fit right in! She still has to take her Acid reflux medicine and do the nebulizer every night. But all in all she is a healthy baby girl! YAY!!!!!!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

12 weeks!

So I am 12 weeks today! I am so excited to be starting my 2nd trimester. Everything is going good. As long as I can stay relatively less stressful! I am feeling really good. People are still finding out. It is kinda funny. This is what I hear "Soooooooo, how are you feeeeeeeling?" I am all like "fine, is there something you want to tell me?" Its kinda funny the reactions I get! I have had some crazy cravings. So far I have ate up to 5 fruit rollups in a row, about 4 HUGE piles of mashed potatoes and gravy, and drinking milk like it is going to be gone anytime (not all of these on the same day!). And of course I am soooooooo freaking tired! Oh well, it is worth it!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

The Wedding

The wedding was BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!! It was nice. Everything came together at the last minute and I mean the last minute, but it worked! The reception was fun. Pilot's aunt danced to 'sexy back' with a hot stud of which she did not know. It was hilarious! Fun was had by most..... Butters and GG went to a B&B for a couple of nights then went to Las Vegas for a week. I'm so jealous! And the presents! I'm kidding. I'm really happy they were able to have a nice honeymoon and get some nice stuff.

Saturday, June 16, 2007



My brother in law is getting married today. (YAY!!!!!) There was a rehearsal and dinner last night that really turned into a family BBQ. Everybody said this statement right here as soon as seeing me -"Where's BAB?" or "Where's the baby?" I was like ummm....... "Hello, what about me?" Apparently I'm not important anymore. Just BAB. So I started getting creative, mostly because I hate repeating myself, and started saying "Ohhhh, I put her down for the night and figured she be all right." or "It's right here!" and pointing to my belly. I mean seriously! Am I not allowed to have night to myself?!?!?!? Do I always have to have BAB?!?!?!?!?

On a brighter note, the wedding is going to be FABULOUS! It is going to be so beautiful! I am going to name my sister and brother in law Butters and Glamour Girl for moniker purposes. I am so nervous and excited for her I can't even sleep. I woke up at 6 in the morning just because I was so excited!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

He's gone

Pilot and I took SP to his grandparents yesterday. It was a very sad day. I miss him so much. It's the little things. Like this morning when I woke up and my thoughts go to what I have to do in the morning - Make sure SP is okay. When did he eat last? When will he be hungry. What is the order for the morning? Feed BAB then SP or SP then BAB? Do I have time for a shower? Then I realize SP isn't here anymore. I almost cried again.

On the up side his grandma and grandpa are very nice people. I know in my heart that he is supposed to be there. His 8 year old brother reached up into SP's car seat stretching his little body in to give his little brother a big kiss as soon as I got there. It was so sweet! SP will have a wonderful life with his family. I know it is important for him to be with family. I know this..... But as far as he and I know WE are family. He will always be my little baby.

His grandma said I could visit anytime. I probably will to!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

The latest

Pilot and I are going to take SP to his grandparents in Tuesday. It will be a sad say for us. But I know that it is for the best.

BAB had a small birthday party on Friday. My sister and her husband and kids came out. My mom and dad and grandparents all came out too. She had her cake and ice cream and then promptly threw up all night! Oh well she had fun. Now to plan the big one for next week!

Also I am very excited to be wearing maternity pants. The shirts not so much. They look pretty loose still. I am going to have to go buy some nice shirts that have a little extra "room". My sister thinks I'm crazy because I like wearing them! I guess thats what happens when you wait for so long for something like this to happen!

Friday, June 8, 2007

Very sad news

I received word today that SP will be going to his grandparent's to live. I'm not sure when. I asked to have him until Monday, but I haven't heard back yet. While I am glad that he will be with family, I am very sad. He has been my baby since he was 3 days old. There will be a gapping hole when he leaves. I hope to keep in contact with the grandparents for a little while at least. I will keep you all updated.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Three visits a week

Did I mention before that I had 3 visits a week with SP. This is insane! I understand why they do it though. The mother needs to bond with the baby if she is going to take him home after a year. Since this is such a crucial time with bonding. BUT what a pain in the butt! We do, however, get some money reimbursed for traveling. I believe it is like .35c a mile. Not much, but its something. So I have been marking them down. I never did with BAB, but we didn't have this much going on with her. I got word today that we were to know a little bit more on SP's long term placements.

Also BAB is having a big birthday party the day after Pilot's brother gets married. That way some of Pilot's family that lives all over may be able to come. However, my family is going to get together on her birthday so that we can have a little party. She doesn't know its her birthday, but its fun! So she gets 2 parties! Lucky her!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Heart beats

So I had my 2nd prenatal visit today. I am only 9 weeks, but they tried to hear for the babies heart beat. And they found it! I was so excited. I, of course, cried. My mom got to hear it too. Pilot was gone to work, but I called and told him. He was pretty excited to.

I am no longer able to wear my regular pants. I have to wear maternity pants, which most are to big. But its still pretty fun. I'm so excited! Not everybody nows my news yet around town. Its kinda fun being sneaky! I was a little worried about how much weight I had gained, but I had only gained 4 pounds. SO I wasn't to worried. But I really do need to be more careful. Especially since I could easily get gestational diabetes.

Other then that nothing else new. I haven't heard anything new about SP. BAB is driving us all crazy with her new "screaming". But all in all she is doing good.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Pilot Did a Good Thing

Pilot got up with SP last night! It was very nice. I, of course, had to get up to pee. And heard SP when he cried. BUT I slept all night! It was nice. Then he left this morning before BAB woke up. Which if you don't know me to well, I am not a morning person. And BAB screams from the time you put her down to change her diaper till when you put food in front of her. And when I say screams. I mean screams. Not some whiney cry. A real get in your bones and rattle them. I am honestly suroriesed that the neighbors haven't called the police on us thinking we were beating her! So my morning went down hill fast. But she is sitting in her highchair eatting now so we are good. Now SP is waking up and I have to feed him. No shower for me yet.