Friday, December 28, 2007

I'm still alive Part duex

Ok so Christmas was crazy over here! I basically had a Christmas everyday since last Friday and then yesterday BAB had her last visit with Biomom. Thats right. Last. Visit. More on that later. Poor BAB's sleep schedule went down the tube. She was getting in a good sleep schedule with one nap (weeping into my shoulder....), but that all went down the drain when we had late Christmases Friday and Saturday. But that is all done and over with. I am happy that we did not have plans today and are home. Besides that the weather is crap here so I wouldn't want to get out anyways.

BAB got enough toys to give one each to every kid in the continent of Africa. We are going to have to go through and give away a bunch of old ones so that we have room for the new! But they were all very nice gifts and she loves them all.

Also BAB's biomom signed off! It was actually very sad to see. It was an act of love given to BAB from her. I truly and honestly believe that. The judge was not convinced that they had done everything to find biofather, so we have to wait for a few more months before we can officially adopt her. But I am not worried.

In other news BAB has started rolling her eyes at me. I swear to you. I am not stretching the truth at all. I have witnesses. She even did it to someone else. I can already hear my mother saying "you reap what you sew......."

Sunday, December 23, 2007

OK now I'm miserable

I am 38 weeks pregnant. I don't think I have slept 8 hours in the last 5 days. When I wake up in the morning I feel worse then the night before. It probably doesn't help that I have been to 2 family Christmases that lasted to 9pm. They both did not start until 7pm. That is coincidently when BAB goes to bed. So she has been an absolutely wonderful child the last couple of days...... (Please wipe dripping sarcasm off your monitor.) And to top it off Pilot has been gone since Thursday. So I have been doing this all by myself. Although I do have to say I have been getting help from my sister and her husband and also my mom and dad. But that has only been at the Christmases. It looks like I have 2 giant bowling balls under each eye. I also have exema under one eye so it is swollen, red and black. It looks like somebody took sandpaper to my left eye and punched me twice once in each eye. Pilot is coming home tonight at 2am. He is getting up with BAB tomorrow. I don't care how tired he is. If I have to gag my way through another poopy diaper at 8am in the morning because that is how she always wakes up I think I will drop her off at my mom's house and run for the hills. Oh and I woke up last night with a leg cramp from H E double toothpicks. I couldn't get rid of it. I was up for an hour fighting it.

Side note- yesterday I had a pizza delivered by here because well, I didn't want to get out and the baby wanted pizza. So I got breadsticks and a veggie pizza. I was so excited. Until it came and the veggie pizza was not a veggie pizza. I would have been fine with that, however it had feta cheese on it. You can't eat feta cheese when you are pregnant because it has a bacteria that may not digest well or something like that. I cried.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Glamour Girl is in town

So I am a planet. I stand alone. I do not even want to see how much weight I have gained. Actually it really can't be that bad. I'm mostly baby. Except my butt has decided to join forces against me and is growing to astronomical proportions. It would give the equator game. I'm sure of it. Anyway, I decided to post a picture of my belly for you all to see!

My sister in law has finally made it in town. I think. I haven't heard from her yet though. I think she hates me..... Just kidding! I'm sure she is busy with her parents! We are going to try and get together today. We have a club called the BSILS. We are the Brodbeck Sister in Laws. If your thinking thats crazy. I understand, but if you have ever met Pilot or his brothers you would know why we have to unite against them. I am still amazed that their mother is still alive. Really. I am.

Thursday, December 13, 2007


So I am getting closer and closer. I have less then 4 weeks basically 3 until my actual due date. I am hoping for an early delivery, but I'm sure it is wishful thinking. My hormones are changing though. Instead of being cranky I just cry all the time. I am really not sure what is worse. I opened a Christmas card the other day and I thought I was going to have a breakdown.

We went to our birthing class last Saturday. Pilot made it through the whole class with out fainting. He did have to go out in the hall and lay down. I am currently taking bets on weather he will make it through delivery or not. He has been threatened that if he does I will kick him out of the delivery room. I would rather do it myself then have to think about him. He says you don't have to worry about me, but I am a woman and a mother...... Yeah, not gonna happen. Instinct, buddy.

My pregnancy hives have decided to go away. The ones that I already have, that is. I still get new ones. But they go away quickly. I am using this soap that is called Pine Tar soap. It stinks like cigars! But it really seems to help. It doesn't keep new ones from coming up, but it dries them up pretty fast. So I have decided to not complain yet. However my nose has been running for about 3 months now and it is now decided that it doesn't like it. It swelled up and got all scabby inside. I have started putting neosporin INSIDE my nose! That is how bad it is! I'm just waiting for BAB to see me and start putting things up her nose.

Christmas is just around the corner and I am getting a little grinchy. I can't help it. Old habits die hard I guess. I have all my shopping done. Well, a few things left. But those aren't that bad at all. I actually need to organize those and get them all set up so I don't have to worry about them later. Especially BAB's.

So my next thing now is to start trying to relax. I have a hard time giving up control. So I have started now. It has been REALLY hard. But I know that I will not be able to be on top of everything when I have the baby around. I think relaxing is more stressful to me then being all over BAB's back! I'm thinking long run here!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Gaurdian At Lidem

BAB has a Guardian At Lidem, a court appointed attorney. I don't like her. She is by law supposed to come out to see BAB in my home before each and every hearing. She doesn't. Last hearing she didn't even call me until the day before the hearing. Then she wanted to see BAB before the hearing at the court house. She was supposed to meet us a half an hour before the hearing at 8:30am. I had to wake BAB up and bring her along with my mom because I do not think that it is appropriate to bring a child to a hearing about her and her mother's indiscretions. So not only do I have to get BAB up I have to bring her to an old court house that is not 14 month old friendly. At. All. Then she doesn't even show up until 5 minutes before the hearing. I am chasing a toddler around a cement hall way for 30 minutes. I was pissed. So much to my surprise her secretary actually made a call today. It is still a week and 2 days until the hearing. I almost had a heart attack. Unfortunetly I have to take an 18 month old to her office for a visit. (Of which I'm sure she has all nice and toddler proofed.) I was like "Give me a break. Don't try to hard, GAL." The problem is that these attorney's do not get paid so they don't give a rat's tail about these kids. It ticks me off.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Oh Christmas tree

Well, we decided to put up a Christmas tree this year. Last year I was the grinch. I mean really, I was. I didn't put up any decorations. I didn't do a tree and I didn't send out any Christmas cards. In fact last year it ended up that we had to host a Christmas at my house since all the other brothers and parents lived out of town and they were all going to be here around here for Christmas. So instead of getting a Christmas tree and putting up decorations I stole my mom and dad's tree! Decorations and all I just shoved it in the back of the truck and left. I brought it back the next day. Although I think they figured it out anyways....

So this year I decided since we had BAB we would do a tree. I'm sure she will not remember, but I guess its what you do with kids, right? So last night we watched WEW and his 22 month brother, Cuddle Bug for my sister. They were having a night out. After BAB did not get a nap all day she was so stincking tired we put her to bed at 6:30pm. So she did not get to help do the tree. Although I do believe the 'help' she would have given was not so much help in the long run. But WEW did help. We put the tree on a small table in the living room so Sheila, BAB, and the cats would not get to it. Although the cats look at in a very disdainful way anyway. I mean who asked them to put a tree in their house? *rolls eyes* Anyway, most of the ornaments are on the bottom because that is where WEW could reach. But it is beautiful.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007


I think I forgot to mention BAB has been diagnosed with asthma. She is now on a steriod and another medicine. She has to do the nebulizer 3 times and day. She actually does really good at it (for me!). She will sit for 20 minutes with her mask on. We watch Baby Praise and she has fun while we talk about the flowers, babies, kitties, and balls. Looks like this is something we are going to be facing for awhile. She has had problems breathing still although she is definitely feeling better.

In other news, I just ate a bunch or cookie dough and milk and I'm not feeling so well anymore.........


I reserve the right to complain the last four weeks of my pregnancy. I have really not had that much to complain about anyways. However, complaining will commence in 5 days. Starting Sunday I will let loose because let me tell you what, I am biting my tongue.

Also, BAB just slept for 2 and a half hours. I'm shocked! She must have needed it.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Pregnancy Plague

So I started getting these little red bumbs on my skin the other day. I thought it was poison ivy actually. I know it is snowing out, but I could have got it from the animals....... I know I'm stretching. Anyways, it kept popping up in different areas and it was really itchy. So I thought well, I am pregnant I better go check it out. I'm allowed one of those, right. I have made it 35 weeks with out freaking out. For me that is an accomplishment. So anyway I ended up going to the doctor today. I have Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy or PUPPP for short. Apparently it only effects 1 % of pregnant woman. Yippee for me! It is a terribly itchy rash that starts in your stretch marks. (not that I'm saying I have any....... :) It also affects those having more then one baby or first time pregnancies. However I only have 5 weeks left at the most so I can grin and bear it right? I'm supposed to only take a shower every other day and use a special lotion 3 times a day. I have to take a shower every day or I don't feel human! I'm in big trouble! Oh well, its still worth it. It could be worse. That is what I keep telling myself. It seems to work until I start itching again. I did read on line that there is a soap that is supposed to help. It is at health food stores. I am going there tomorrow.

In other news, BAB has decided that sleep is no longer a necessity again. She was extremely tired at 3 after only taking a 40 minute nap earlier. So I put her to bed and she is still up there an hour and half later playing. I better go get her though. She has been tiring herself out all day with no nap and then when she does this she fall alseep at 5 and sleep till morning. Which them she doesn't get her nebulizer, medicine, or supper. So then she is miserable and very hungry is the morning! Which makes us all miserable!