Are We There Yet?

This is one crazy journey.

July 27, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — taramayrn @ 5:07 pm

I know, I haven’t been good at updating this blog – I will I promise, but tonight I just have to feel sorry for myself and this little nugget.

One of the little nugget’s great grandparents has just been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  Add that to my great uncle who is also battling the disease.  I’m afraid my baby won’t know these wonderful, strong men….


17 Weeks – Here We Come… July 6, 2008

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So today the little nugget (just realized now I never officially announced the “winner” of the name game) turns 17 weeks.  The time is just flying by, I know December will be here sooner than we know it. 

We’ve been doing some talking on some tough issues we need to make before Little Nugget makes his/her appearance.  Mainly – who will take babe if something should happen to us.  Man, I tell you, we know ALOT of people and are friends with great people, but it’s so different when you are thinking of them in terms of how they will raise your child.  Tough….

No word from my sister and news of her husband – I should probably call her.  He was to have a parole hearing a few weeks ago to decide his fate.

Hubby has been away this weekend at a course for work.  He’s been staying with our birthson’s dad.  It sounds like they’ve spent some good time together.  This year I have been amazed at the growth in our relationship.  The comfort and feeling of relaxation that comes over me when I think of the relationship and how it’s evolved over the years just blows my mind.  It’s so wonderful.


Bad, Bad News June 23, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — taramayrn @ 7:24 pm

I posted this elsewhere and am just copying and pasting as I just don’t have the energy to retype it here.  Please pray for us…

So just got some sad and unfortunate news….
My sister, who got married a few weeks ago, married Justin, who we all thought was reformed and had learned his lesson so to speak.  He spent at least 10 years in federal prison for drug related charges and was on parole….
So I get this phone call today from my dad telling me that Justin is back in prison.  Apparently a week ago he was driving with his stepmom and passed out at the wheel and drove the car into the ditch.  When the cops got there they found a bunch of marijuana and then it comes out that he’s been using meth for sometime now.  I can’t remember exactly what my dad said, but he mentioned something about him trying to kill himself as well. 
So I guess my sister is standing by him for now, but the rest of us are so angry and feel so betrayed.  I keep thinking of his family and how proud they were on the wedding day and how much they love my sister and how I think they thought she was going to “save” him.  How much more of this can they take?! 



Yep It’s True…. June 21, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — taramayrn @ 11:45 am

I am a sucky blogger.  LOL, seriously.  This baby and the weekly updates I was going to provide on my blog have not happened.  Not that I don’t have alot of exciting news to report, I do, but I suppose that once a bad blogger always a bad blogger.  Can a bad blogger every change? 

Okay so we are going into the 15th week of pregnancy and I am finally fitting into my pregnancy clothes.  Well except for this one pair of jeans I have.  I truly believe that no matter how big my belly gets these pants will continue to slip down my hips.  Do you know how irritating it is to have to pull your pants up every 2 minutes?  Honestly every 2 minutes.  It is not that fun people.  I promise. 

I have developed quite a “cute” little belly and according to some sweet coworkers, if they didn’t know I was pregnant and saw me walking down the hallway from behind they wouldn’t know.  🙂  I did have one patient’s mother tell me my butt was getting bigger – gee thanks lady.  But in all honesty I haven’t gained any weight, which makes me super happy since I was a tad heavier to start with than I would have liked.  My mom keeps telling me my weight has redistributed itself.  So readers, I know there are a few of you, please keep your fingers crossed that I all of a sudden don’t gain 10 lbs over night or some fool thing.  I’d be happy with gaining less than 20 lbs. but we’ll see.  Just have to do my best to not pig out and keep walking.

Most of you know I work 2 jobs – my “real” nursing job and my parttime job at the local Girl Guide store.  All I can say is that I am so happy the store is closing next week and I won’t have to devote at least 2 days a week to coming here.  Now, don’t get me wrong I like this job.  It’s mindless and has given me a bit more money to pay off my student loans – which are now paid off, thank you very much – but you know?  I’m tired, I want a day off.  I will help them out in the fall since that’s really the busiest time of year, but after the end of September that’s it.

My lovely husband and mother bought me a serger for my birthday.  I have a sewing machine that I have used a few times – I made a pair of jammies for myself at a class and hope to make Chad some for his birthday – oh, that’s coming up I better get started.  I think that with some practice I’ve got some good skills.  It’s just like everything else in my life, I have to make time for it.  So, anyways, back to the serger.  My mom got one a few months before I did and so she registered us for a class.  We took that on Thursday.  It was great and let me tell you this serger is a fine thing.  So when we found out we were pregnant my mom who really doesn’t need an excuse to buy fabric or yarn, bought a ton (almost literally I’m sure) of flannellette to make baby things.  So after I’m done work at the store this afternoon I’m going to go over to her house and we’re going to get organized and hopefully make some cute receiving blankets, burp cloths, etc.  I have some really cute ladybug flannel that I’ve had for about 2 years now.  I don’t know what I want to do with it – do I want to just make some receiving blankets and burp cloths or do I want to make a quilt?  I would love to make a quilt but bigger projects scare me.  We’ll see what my mom says.  Oh darn, I should have brought my camera with me to take pics of the finished products.  I’ll just use my mom’s camera so I can share with you all.

Anyways I think that’s about it….I promise I’ll be back next week sometime.


I’m Still Here… June 8, 2008

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I amwriting this post from my parent’s basement computer.  Hubby and I are in Billings Montana for my stepsister’s wedding.  The wedding was beautiful yesterday and the weather was perfect.  It’s been great connecting again with the side of my family I rarely see due to distance.  We are heading home tomorrow and everytime I come I wish I could stay longer – or live closer.  The drive is 10 hours and while it’s manageable for one day, it’s expensive and long.  I will post pictures and more about our trip when we get home.

On the baby front – things are going well.  I bought a few more maternity tops and some undies on Friday – good sales.  The little nugget is 13 weeks old today.



Week 11 Update May 27, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — taramayrn @ 5:23 pm

So the little nugget turned 11 weeks old on Sunday.  According to my bible for the next 29 weeks, “What to Expect When You’re Expecting”, the little nugget is just over 2 inches long and weighs about a third of an ounce.  The book also tells me my uterus is just over the size of a grapefruit – hmm, interesting.  Little nugget’s hair follicles are starting to form as are “it’s” finger and toe nails. 

I just think it’s so amazing how all this development works, the body is amazing.

Physically I’m exhausted –  I just can’t get enough sleep.  We have a wedding to attend this coming weekend and I’ve got the joy of trying to find something to wear.  Wish me luck. 


Week 10 Update – a Week Late

Filed under: Uncategorized — taramayrn @ 5:19 pm

I know, I am a week late in this update.  I’m really sucky at this weekly update thingy.  Don’t know why, but oh well….

Anyways, week 10 came and went with out any real incidence.  I was exhausted, but the nausea from week 8 has gone.

I went shopping with my mom for some maternity clothes.  I got alot of great deals which I am stoked about.  The problem now – my regular clothes are too small but the maternity clothes are too big. 

Akkk, what’s a girl to do?!