Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Ten on Tuesday (The Not So Interesting One)

10. I almost wrote this two days ago...because I totally thought it was Tuesday.

9. I really really don't like my new shower scrubby thing-y. The scrubby part is fine, the color is nice and calm (the last one was bright pink) but there is this plastic ball/bead thing on the hang-y part that whips around when I am scrubbing and it just annoys me. I think I am going to have to turn it over to my husband to see if he can break it off or something.

8. Or I guess I COULD spend $2.99 to buy a new scrubby but that seems wasteful to me for some reason.

7. The last week or so, I have been awake for almost every minute of every day. It makes time move very slowly.

6. The carpet cleaner guy on American Idol? Yeah, he's super cute.

5. Best TV Show to fall asleep to? Law and Order. I have seen almost every episode twice or even three times and I still love every one of them. But the constant dialogue is the perfect thing to have in the background of a nap.

4. Mmmmm. Cheez-its.

3. Hair: To cut? Not to cut? This is the question.

2. Happy Birthday TODAY to my two Besties, Michelle and Maria Elena! I tried to have a baby on your birthday but she just didn't want to stay put.

1. Speaking of the baby, I think I may have the smooshiest, cutest, cuddliest, sweetest poopsie cakes baby who makes me want to actualy talk baby talk to her because she is so squishy and sweet ever to grace the face of the earth.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Ella Anne Zabrosky
February 8, 2008
6lbs 9oz, 19 inches long

God has a purpose for you on this earth...and I am excited to see what it will be.

Monday, February 04, 2008

The One Where I Get All Goofy and Sentimental (But Only For a Little While)

In general, I am not a sappy or sentimental person. I mean, I have a heart but I don't really get hung up or weepy over some of the things many of my friends love. Especially when it comes to songs. I am not moved by that "Christmas Shoes" song. "Butterfly Kisses" has nothing on me. And forget "Cat's in the Cradle."

But when Michelle called me last week and read me the lyrics to this song over the phone, I felt shivers running up and down my spine. And it wasn't because I was standing in line for the "Finding Nemo" ride at Disneyland and a cold breeze had run through. No,the smarmy, schmultzy lyrics had touched me-darn it.

Tonight, I bought the song on iTunes, loaded it up on the iPod that we use for Lucy's nighttime music and I sent it upstairs with David. I told him to listen to the song and rock Lucy in the rocker and I texted Michelle to tell her what I did.
She said I am evil.

David came back and he was a little, um, moved.
So I share this song with the rest of you. Especially those of you who have daughters.

(Not in the mood right now? Scroll down to the bottom.)

"Cinderella" by Steven Curtis Chapman

She spins and she sways to whatever song plays
Without a care in the world
And I'm sitting wearing the weight of the world on my shoulders
It's been a long day and there's still work to do
She's pulling at me saying "Dad I need you!
There's a ball at the castle and I've been invited and I need to practice my dancin'
Oh please, Daddy, please!"

So I will dance with Cinderella
While she is here in my arms
'Cause I know something the prince never knew
Oh I will dance with Cinderella
I don't want to miss even one song
'Cause all too soon the clock will strike midnight
And she'll be gone

She says he's a nice guy and I'd be impressed
She wants to know if I approve of the dress
She says, "Dad the prom is just one week away
And I need to practice my dancin'
Oh please, Daddy, please!"

So I will dance with Cinderella
While she is here in my arms
'Cause I know something the prince never knew
Oh I will dance with Cinderella
I don't want to miss even one song
'Cause all too soon the clock will strike midnight
And she'll be gone

But she came home today with a ring on her hand
Just glowin' and tellin' us all they had planned
She says, "Dad the wedding's still six months away but I need to practice my dancin'
Oh please, Daddy, please!"

So I will dance with Cinderella
While she is here in my arms
'Cause I know something the prince never knew
Oh I will dance with Cinderella
I don't want to miss even one song
'Cause all too soon the clock will strike midnight
And she'll be gone
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Ever wondered if you could take on a swarm of 5 year olds if you were attacked?
(Be sure to post your score on this one...I only got 16 but I think they should account for how many kids you already have to wrangle in 1 day.)

Still no baby...we have 13 days left.

Friday, February 01, 2008

The Fruits of Not Being in Labor

The day was already going to be jam packed already...

Non Stress Test at 11
Cooking for my Supper Swap Day during Naptime
Doctor's appointment at 3:30
Delivering Supper Swap Meals to my 3 Swappers
Guys and Dolls in El Cajon at 8 with my sis

I left the house at 9:45am...got home at 7:15am and it all had been completely rearranged for me. Plus, I got a prize!

At my non-stress test, I got to sit in an easy chair, strap a baby heartbeat monitor to my belly and relax for about 45 minutes to the soft gallop of the baby's heartbeat. My only job was to push a button every time she moved. It was hard though, my body reaaaaaally liked the east chair.

Afterward they took be back for an ultrasound. I also got to pee in a cup.

Oh yeah, I'm going to be talking a lot about pee today. If it bothers you, go read everything you need to know about finding and wearing the perfect pair of boots.

At the ultrasound, it was discovered that I am low on amniotic fluid. (That's the baby's pee.) I also had a slightly elevated blood pressure reading-which I have never had before in my life. Right before finishing up the ultrasound, the nurse swung the view so I could see sweet baby's face. She looked right at us and made the sweetest sucking movement with her mouth. It made both the nurse and myself cry.

It was shortly after that, when we discovered that I had trace amounts of protein in my urine sample I'd given. Coupling that with everything else, we placed a call to my doctor who decided that since it was only across the street, why don't I run over to Labor and Delivery and have them check things out. But don't forget to stop at the the lab first, they need blood and more pee.

Two cups were handed to me thins time. Listen people, I know I am pregnant and seem to live in the bathroom these days but you have GOT to cut a gal a break!

I called a few key people-freaked the crap out of them and spent most of my time in the waiting room reassuring them that I was pretty sure that-despite the mention of it by my doctor-I probably wasn't going to be induced that day.

Once I made it up to Labor and Delivery-which was hard to find, I have never gone in the front door since I only seem to have babies in the middle of the night once the front doors are locked-I got settled in. They strapped me into another set of monitors, both baby and blood pressure and I was thankful I remembered my book. I got about an hour of peace and quiet with my new book and wondered if it might be kind of fun to have the baby today.

Well, all the tests and things came back and there was no protein in my pee this time, my blood pressure was acting normally and the amniotic fluid wasn't concerning them. I was free to go!

But this glorious visit was not to be easily forgotten. Because, as with all wonderful trips to exciting and unusual locations, I got to take home a souvenir. The Labor and Delivery equivalent of bringing chocolate covered macadamia nuts home from a trip to Hawaii. But this souvenir came with homework as well.

See this?

I have 24 hours to use this. I pee in the white toilet insert, and then, because of the lovely spout at the front, I get to then pour my pee into the jug. Which, by the way, MUST be refrigerated. David refused to allow my jug of pee (do you believe me now? Lots of pee talk. Last chance for cute boot talk!) to enter the refrigerator so the cooler was prepared and lugged upstairs because I was NOT going to walk all the way downstairs to our pee into a jug 3 times in the middle of the night. It settled nicely into our upstairs bathroom.

My 24 hours is now up and tomorrow Lucy and I get to drive down to Labor and Delivery to make a delivery of our own. They will then test it for protein again and we will see where that takes us. And don't think I won't be presenting my jug of pee in class, It will be wrapped up nicely with a bow.

Because while I may be driving around town with over 30 ounces of my own urine, I have been raised correctly and know how to make a proper presentation of a gift.