Sunday, October 24, 2010

Big News!

Well, I have not been blogging much the last month or so.  Mostly for lack of energy.  This is to be expected though with my current condition.

I am pregnant!  

The news was pretty unexpected.  I have been having some medical problems and we thought it would take us a long time to get pregnant.  Nope!  My family history of being fertile seems to be strong in me also.  We were able to get pregnant the first month we weren't using any protection!

I have not had many side effects yet.  I am usually queasy throughout the day and I need to make sure that I eat at regular intervals.  I have also been very exhausted.  It has been hard to do anything extra that doesn't HAVE to get done.  This includes blogging, crafting, and geocaching.  I have been wanting to stay on the couch a lot lately.  I could probably sleep 15 hours a day or more!  I have always liked to sleep but never this much.  I have also been having some mood swings or generally have "bitchy" moments really for no reason.  I would know I was being irrational but I would still get upset over stupid things.  That has been hard for both me and for Craig.

How I found out:
I have been taking medication to give myself a period.  I know gross.  Before I can take the medication though I have to take a pregnancy test.  I can not take the medicine if I am pregnant.  I could lose the baby if I did.  So it was getting to be time to take the pills.  I took a standard pregnancy test and the line was faint...I think I might be pregnant.  Of course I had to take another pregnancy test to make sure.  I was headed down to an appointment and do some errands in a nearby town.  I stopped and got another pregnancy test.  This time I picked out a digital test that will say pregnant or not pregnant.  Just so I could be 100% sure.  I went to my best friend's house and took the test.  After about 1 minute, there it was: Pregnant.

I walked out of the bathroom in shock.  Of course you could probably tell by the look on my face what the result was.  All I could croak out was, "I'm pregnant."  So my best friend and her husband were the first people to find out.  I called Craig and asked him to come over so I could talk to him since he was in town also.  He told me later he could hear the excitement in my voice.  He said, "I think I know what you are going to say."  He knew I was planning on taking a pregnancy test that morning.  "You are pregnant aren't you?", he asked.  Yep!

It has been a whirlwind since then.  I went to the doctor to have a blood test just to double check.  Yep, I am pregnant.  We have told our immediate family by this point.  I have also waited to tell the blog community and other friends until I have made past some of that scary time.

A lot has happened since I wrote the beginning of this post...we have been looking for midwives and we decided on one.  That was stressful and time consuming to find the right person/people since Craig and I are back in school.  Busy, busy, busy.  This is the practice we decided on: Partera Midwifery.  We are planning on having a home birth.  I know that is not common practice nowadays but I think it is the best way to give birth.

We have also had an ultrasound:

 Profile of Face.
 Front of Face.
 Head at top. Chest and abdomen with spinal column.
Profile of body.  Arm and hand alongside of face.

We have decided not to find out the gender of the baby.  We call it, Gizmoid, and no we do not plan on naming the child that!  I am feeling back to normal now.  I no longer have to eat like a crazy person.  I am able to eat like I was prior to becoming pregnant.  That is nice.  I will try to keep my blog world updated and let me know if you have any questions whatsoever.

Yay for baby Gizmoid!!!!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Heidi's Birthday

This last month an a half I have been a busy lady.  I have been working on a major craft project as a present to a friend.  I can not do a post about that until they receive it.  Also, one of my very best friends had her birthday party on Saturday.  So of course, I decided to make a special present for her.  I decided to go with an apron.

It took me about a week, maybe two, to finish it.  Once I finished I had about 2 days until her party so I decided to go ahead and make a potholder to go with the apron.  There was plenty of left over fabric.  Here are a few pictures...

 Me trying on the final product.
Back of pot holder. 
 Front of pot holder.
How it works...
Helping Heidi try on her new apron.

I am happy to say that Heidi loved the apron!  It feels so good to make something for someone else and know that they really like it.  Now I just need to start working on Christmas presents!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

New Cache in Town....

Yesterday morning (7/18) I came home from a party at a friends house.  I got on the computer like I normally do in the AM and checked my email and the such.  While on my facebook page I had a post from my friend CascadesClimber that went like this: "Katy!!!! Go get your cache!!!".  What is he talking about?

I proceed to check my email and there it is...a new cache has published.  Am I seeing things correctly?  The name of the cache is Wheelers of Fortune.  Wait a sec.  That is our caching name.  I check out the page and yell to my husband we have to go find this cache.  Check out the cache page:  Wheelers of Fortune

The cache was placed in our honor, by our friend, RatznKatz.  It was awesome to see this.  What was even cooler is that all of our other caching friends saved the FTF for us.  This says a lot since they all have phone notification (we do not!) so we almost never get a FTF unless we happen to be checking our email when it posts.

I love that we have made friends through geocaching.  It is amazing how great these people are.  Thanks RatznKatz.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Blog Hiatus

Sorry I have been slacking so bad on my blog.  I have good intentions but all my extra time has been going to a different project.

I have a huge crafty project that I am working on.  I have a deadline so I am trying to get things done quickly without compromising quality.  I have been slowly working on a few blogs and hope to have them up this week. I also forgot to take any pictures yesterday so no July 12 of 12 this month.  :(

Friday, July 2, 2010

June 12 of 12.

I finally have a more interesting day to document for my 12 of 12.  Saturday June 12 was a very busy and fun day.  It involved a road trip, geocaching, and even a concert.  No boring pictures due to school obligations.  I know these should be pictures that I personally take but I have decided to use a couple that Craig took because I think that they document a few things that I wasn't able to take pictures of.  Plus, it is my blog and I can do what I want, right?

Yellow rose near the trail head of our first cache search.
 Climbed up a big hill before checking logs.  Cache was missing.  Logged a DNF.  (WWJD Part 2)
 Glad we went to the top.  This was the view.
Along the trail there were murals showing the event of Jesus' Crucifixion.  We found the other cache on the trail, W.W.J.D.?
Craig near cache area for, Crystal Palisades.
At a cache location.....
 Area near virtual cache, Winter Feeding.
Driving & Singing with the windows rolled down.
 The Gorge Amphitheater
The Gorge Amphitheater @ Sunset
 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers!
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Funny Work Story

I don't write much about work but a funny thing happened today.  For those of you who have not read any previous posts about my job here is the background info.  I am a nurse at a nursing home for people with dementia and Alzheimer's.  So it can be quite interesting.

Today, a gentleman was walking around talking to himself.  He sounds like an auctioneer.  There was another resident sitting nearby with her spouse (who does not live there and does not have dementia).  The gentleman came nearby and I said hello and gave him a hug.  He said, "I won!"  My response, "Oh you won?  That's great!".  He corrects me with, "No, I have WOOD!"

Totally, not what I was expecting to hear.  I look over at the family member who was just looking over at me with a look of shock.  Needless to say I was embarrassed.  Oh well.  That is live working with Alzheimer's residents.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Last Photo Sunday

It is already Wednesday...but here is my last photo Sunday.
This is my friend.  He decided to try on some glasses I got at a garage sale.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Postcrossing 14!

From:  Sylvia
Hsinchu City, Taiwan
Distance:  6,125 mi
(9,857 km)
Received:  December 17, 2009
Travel Time:  9 days

The building in the picture is Taipei 101.  It is the 2nd tallest building in the world.  There are 101 floors above ground and 5 floors below ground.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Frisbee'r Roast.....Part Two

The event took place at a local pizza parlor, Dirty Dave's Gay 90's Pizza Parlor.  The pizza there was really good.  If you happen to be in Olympia, WA it is worth a stop.  I love going to events because you get to meet new friends and see old friends.

Frisbee'r and Hoppingcrow (with others surrounding)
The main man, Frisbee'r with his crown.
OlySidewinder (I think) telling an amazing story about Frisbee'r.
Our table.  At the back W1370 and AngieandKris with kids.
GeoMimi55 and I.
Craig & I with Frisbee'r
GeoMimi55, Frisbee'r, and CascadesClimber.

After the event we went out caching in the area again with CascadesClimber and GeoMimi55.  We decided to go after some more Unknown caches that I solved prior to the trip.

A college near one of the caches we found....not sure which one.
Oh my gosh, what is that????

After finding these caches we decided to head home.  Craig had homework and studying to do so we wanted to get home.  On the way home we got a phone call from a local cacher who told us that some new caches published in the approximate area that we were in.  We decided to try to grab an FTF or two.  We took the next exit and we were off.  If you live in our area you know that GeoMimi and CascadesClimber are usually FTF on a lot of caches.  There are a few other contenders.  It was exciting to be going for an FTF with them.

We grabbed the first cache and we weren't FTF.  Frisbee'r was!  This is after he announced at his roast that he was retiring from the FTF hunt!  So off we went to the next cache.  We are walking up to the cache site, which is at a park in the woods, and we hear some kids.  I knew it had to be cachers so I yelled out and asked them what they are doing.  Out comes the culprits: AngieandKris, RJJones00, and Frisbee'r.  We stood around for a while shooting the breeze when Angie's phone goes off.  There is another new cache in the area.....

We all decide to go for it.  We still hadn't found this cache so we run up the hill and make the find real fast and run back to our car.  We all head out to the next one.  We end up making a massive group FTF at the final cache of the night.  It was very fun and very exciting.  Here is our group FTF picture.

This was an extremely fun event and a great way to end the night.  Needless to say Craig didn't get much studying done that night!

Last Photo Sunday

What a horrible picture!  Lounging after a long, long weekend.  Leo missed us.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Last Photo Sunday

My relaxed kitty, Leo.  He got in this position himself and I couldn't help but snap a picture.  Too cute.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

My recent crafts....

Making a pillow.
Floor pillow.
Floor pillow back.
Apron front.
 Apron back.

 Drawstring TB bag.
 Padded drawstring bag version 2.0
 Padded drawstring bag version 3.0 and a larger padded drawstring bag.
 1/2 Apron.
Apron in use.  Mmmmm, cookies!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Last Photo Sunday

I spent Friday morning at my mom's house working on this apron.  I finished it Friday night.  I love it!

May 12 of 12.

I need to send these out today!
Off to clinicals.
Craig and the new kitty, Leo.
How are the blind supposed to see this sign before they get in line?
Grocery shopping.
I got a postcard today!
Learning how to make drawstring bags.
Almost time to go to sleep....
I forgot about this assignment due tomorrow.  Oops!
My semi-clean craft area.
Some of my newest fabric.
Another drawstring bag I made the other day to hold my TB's in my caching bag.

Another boring day full of school and chores.  I think next month's 12 of 12 will be much more exciting cause I have a road trip and concert that day!