Saturday, March 28, 2009

Hockey tournament, birthday party and big changes coming!

So as I say to start off every post, things have been busy as of late. I’ve been trying to keep up with intensifying assignments in school while still trying to find time to spend with the family. Plus we had the Rocket City Rumble Women’s hockey tournament last weekend and then this weekend was Butter’s birthday party and the NICU reunion/birthday party. The party was a lot of fun for Alvin. He mainly enjoyed terrorizing the Easter Bunny. All he really wanted to do was go and play with him. There were kid friendly snacks and games to be played. We also ran into a couple of doctors and nurses we remembered. The main thing that I noticed was that 2 years later and he is still the biggest. I didn't see any other of the kids that were his size.

All in all things have been well but busy as you could expect. The women’s tournament went really well. We actually had 2 teams participate. The “white” team (due to white jerseys) did well but unfortunately didn’t make it to the championship game. The “black” (due to black jerseys) made it to the championship game and lost a hard fought game to the Nashville Athena’s. It was a great and actually somewhat laid back tournament and I think most people had a lot of fun.

Then there was Butter's birthday on Wednesday. We kept things pretty low key since he was having two different birthday parties this weekend. One for our family on Sunday and then the NICU Look at me Now party for all 2007 NICU graduates. He did of course have his favorite dinner of spaghetti and garlic bread. He made a huge mess but loved every bit of it.

But there is one small change that has kept me busy.

Really small.

You know like being pregnant!

Yes you read that right. I am pregnant with #2 due October 25th. I honestly don’t know what to think still. I think we are both still in shock. I mean I know our lives are going to change drastically yet again and I can’t imagine it all. W’s life is about to get even more crazy. Butters will be about 2.5 when this one arrives and I think the age spacing will work well. He is still a little too young to really understand what is going on but I think if we talk about it enough before my due date and let him feel the baby move he might get the picture a little better.

As far as me I’m ok. This one has been much different than when I was pregnant with Butters. I actually needed to go on anti nausea meds (Zofran) just to be able to eat some days. Other than that I’ve just been facing the normal first trimester exhaustion.

And before anyone looks at this and asks about hockey, yes I am still playing under my doctor’s permission. When I asked him at the first appointment he laughed a little because he wasn’t prepared for the question. He then told me that it was fine to play up until the end of my first trimester. Now I say this and I have realized that playing hockey is getting much harder as my waist expands. My pants really don’t fit very well and make it harder to bend over due to my expanding belly.

This weekend we told our parents at Butter’s birthday party. Originally we wanted to get a shirt for Butters and just let him wear it around and see if anyone figured it out. We couldn’t get the shirt so I decided to write a letter that sounded like it was from him and gave it to everyone. Well all the parents were completely shocked. We had already told our sisters and step sisters but the grandparents had no idea. Overall besides the weather turning cold all of a sudden on us. Alvin though was a little clingy he had a pretty good time but afterwards with no nap he crashed hard!

So overall it was a good last couple of weeks have been really good but really exhausting. I also have a ton of homework and stuff with school to catch up on.

Oh and one last thing. I have to say thank you to Stephanie over at Adventures in Babywearing for sending me a ring sling. Butters and I have been using it on and off for a couple of weeks and we love it! I'll try and post a picture here soon. I was going to get to it today but we just got too busy this weekend.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Spring Break week... not a break for me at all!

So once again yes I am still alive. Things with school have been really busy. We have averaged 10 problems a week in compressible aerodynamics and they aren’t easy. Most of them take about 2 pages minimum to complete. Uncertainty analysis is well uncertain. The class isn’t very hard at all. Its basically poking holes in everything and trying to find out what will cause the biggest sources of error.

This week however is spring break. What does that mean for me; well not much. I procrastinated a little last week due to feeling so incredibly sick from the stomach bug that I got. So this week I am actually working on homework for both classes and attempting to get slightly ahead in uncertainty analysis.

Then at the end of the week comes the best part. It’s the first annual Rocket City Rumble sponsored by our women’s hockey team. We are actually fielding 2 teams for the tournament and we are very excited. Butters will be spending the weekend with my dad and step mom so that Will can shoot the games as much as possible. Right now assuming we don’t make the finals we will play 4 games in 24 hours. It sounds like a lot, but its actually about the normal schedule for a weekend tournament.

The next few weekends are just going to be so busy for us. First we have this weekend for the tournament. Then the next weekend we have the NICU reunion party and Butter’s birthday party. Then after that the weekend of the 4th and 5th is the Tuscaloosa air show. W is going to be going by himself while Butters and I spend the day with my mom and sister.

I have some other topics to go into soon but right now I just don’t have the time to dig too deep into them so I’ll get to those later.