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Monday, April 19, 2010

Help Wanted...

   Well it is official, I have now had a pregnancy breakdown.  Unfortunately, mine happened today in the office of the day care director!  We have spent the past few weeks researching, visiting, and deciding on where the Butterbean will go during the day while we are at work.  I had found a place that I loved.  We know some people that are currently there, and I really enjoyed my visit to the school.   Well, I went to visit last week.  I wanted to make sure that we didn't rush into a decision, so I left the school to go home and think before I made my decision.  Due to some long days at school last week, I ended up not getting back until today.  I went in today to turn in our registration, and the spot had been FILLED!  Needless to say, it took me by surprise and I had a small meltdown.  The director obviously felt really bad.  She said that they still had a Dec. opening if I wanted to take it.  In order to avoid a full out meltdown and again not make a rash decision, I told her I would think about it.  I left and immediately called Clint for the real meltdown.  After a few minutes of reassuring me that we would find someone to keep the baby during the few weeks I will have to go back to school before Christmas break, Clint sent me back to register for a spot(thank goodness that my husband has a brain!).  So now, I'm most likely officially a nutcase in the director's eyes and we are looking for a short time babysitter!  Start submitting your applications now...the Butterbean is going to be awesome, so I know there will be a long line!  It will probably start with my mom!  I promise to post soon about my weekend.  It was so fun.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Let the "bump" growing begin!

Clint is out of town tonight, so I figured why clean the house when I could update the blog.  Well, its official.  I finally have a little bump.  It is kind of crazy.  It seems like I hit week 14 and woke up with a little baby bump.  You still have to be looking for it, but if you look close it is there!  Week 14 has brought about another nice change.  I feel so much better, and I actually want to eat my dinner.  It is wonderful!   We went for a check up last Thursday and everything is looking good with the baby and my leg.  My blood work all looks good, and the baby is still apparently preforming aerobics in the womb!  Its little heartbeat was 172.    We will go back next Thursday for another check-up.  We are hoping maybe we can convince Dr. Lacy to tell us what we are having.  Clint says that is just wishful thinking, but I think it could happen!   This weekend I am headed to Birmingham for a shower for Jennifer.  I am excited to see all my family and friends and celebrate Jennifer's upcoming big day!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter

Happy Easter from Lauren, Clint, the Butterbean, and Daisy
We were so thankful today to be able to get out and go to church this morning!  I actually got out of the house yesterday for a very short lived, unsuccessful hunt for an Easter dress.   Today, we went to church and then spent the day at Clint's parents house.  We enjoyed spending time with family and eating yummy food.  This time next year our little Butterbean will be here!  That is pretty exciting!  In other news, I will be going back to school tomorrow.   We saw the doctor on Friday, and the clot appears to be decreasing.  I do still obviously have some circulation issues since the clot is still in my leg.  The baby was moving a lot and had a HB of 172.  Dr. Lacy gave me the ok to return to school as long as I spend most of my day off my feet.   I have worked out a schedule with work so that I don't have to spend a lot of time on my feet.  Hopefully, this will work out.  I appreciate all prayers.  I really want to be able to work, but I also want what is best for both the baby and myself.  I feel confident that our plan at school will work.  I just going to have to continually remind myself to take it easy.  For those of you who know me, you know that this is sometimes very hard for me!    We go back to the doctor on Thursday morning for a regular pre-natal visit.   In addition to the regular visit, Dr. Lacy is also going to check to make sure that returning to school is not causing any problems with the clot.   In the mean time, Im headed to bed.  My two week vacation has not been very good for my school sleep schedule!