March/April G2K Cindy and Jennifer

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March/April G2K Cindy and Jennifer
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Mon, 03-05-2012 - 7:52pm


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Tue, 03-20-2012 - 6:53am

Oh dear, that is horrible.


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Thu, 03-22-2012 - 8:32pm
Ok, I guess I'm back. I feel better one day, then worse the next. I got a pretty good night's sleep last night, so I feel better today. I'm hoping this crud is on its way out!

I saw your post about the possible job at the kids' school! That sounds so exciting! When do you think a decision would be made? Would you have to come up with your own curriculum or is there one already in place?

I surprised some family last night with the pregnancy news, so that was fun. I'm very close to my cousin, who is just a month younger than I am, and who is also 14 weeks pregnant herself. I had Leslie wear a "Big Sister" shirt, and my cousin noticed it right off. That was fun!

Do you have plans for the weekend? We have the movers come for a walk-through next week, so I need to do some cleaning before that. I found out that the movers do all the packing, so all I'll need to do is direct them to what goes and what stays.

How is DH's grandmother? Any improvement?
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Fri, 03-23-2012 - 7:29am

I know how you feel.


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Sat, 03-24-2012 - 4:26pm
Feeling better today! Yesterday was terrible. I had a three hour nap in the afternoon, then I went to bed at 8:30 p.m. Today I feel like I might be starting to get better for good.

I think that would be kind of fun to come up with your own curriculum. You could reuse what's already in place, but then you'd have some freedom to throw in some of your own stuff. Would the job be an all-day thing or just part-time?

Poor DH's grandpa! You can't get better if you don't have anything to eat! Is this grandpa married to the grandma who's in the hospital or are they different sides of the family?

How is your FIL doing these days?

Yes, we found an apartment. It's a 2 bdrm, 2 bath in one of the larger cities. It has good access to the interstate, shopping, and dining. And today I noticed that it's only 15 minutes from a church that I'm interested in going to down there. I'm also starting to think about getting Leslie in a Mother's Morning Out program sometime, maybe after the new baby arrives. I'm sure it would help me get more sleep and get more things done. But I don't want her to think I'm shipping her off somewhere in favor of her sibling, so I haven't decided for sure to do it. I guess we'll see.

We are getting ready to take Leslie to the indoor play area at the mall. It's been storming here for a few days, and I'm sure she'd like the opportunity to work off some energy. I love taking her there because she interacts so well with complete stranger kids, but I have to watch her very closely because she likes to take off into the mall. I've spanked her for leaving the area, but she doesn't seem to get it that she shouldn't do that. She takes off, and just laughs when I follow after her and scold her. Grrr!
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Mon, 03-26-2012 - 6:49am

I'm so glad to hear you found some time to rest.


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Tue, 03-27-2012 - 3:14pm
Hi, Cindy! How did your interview go? I meant to get on here before 12:15 to encourage you, but the time got away from me. I think that's great that you came up with a full week of lesson plans to show the board. I'm sure they would find that impressive. So when do you find out if you get the job? Would you start immediately or in the fall?

That is bad news about DH's grandma. It's sad to see them start going downhill.

Good news, though, about FIL. I must have missed the post about tearing his achilles tendon.

I don't know about starting Les in the Mothers Morning Out program before baby comes. We'll just have to see how settled we feel and how much time I'm spending down there as opposed to up here. I'd love to find something that I could pay for per day rather than per month in case I didn't use it as frequently as some people may. I don't know... I'll just have to do some research before enrolling her.

We did have a good time at the mall play area. She only ran out into the mall once. There were sooo many kids there, I guess b/c it'd been raining so much. And there were a whole bunch of older kids, which is one of my pet peeves. I bet these kids were 10 or older, and the play area is specifically for littler kids.

I am trying to get on our state medicaid program this week, and jumping through their hoops today. I have to go down to the health dept. on Friday to get proof of pregnancy. If they proved I'm pregnant (LOL) then I should be covered immediately. I figured it would be good to get this coverage since DH's job and therefore our new health insurance won't take effect until 4/9. So I'm planning to go to my current OB under the medicaid for the first appt. or two, which will give me time to find a new OB in Alabama.

Tonight we are going to my parents for dinner. It's kind of sad, knowing that our time here is drawing to a close. Tomorrow the movers come for a walk-thru.
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Wed, 03-28-2012 - 7:10am

I think the interview went as well as it could.


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Thu, 03-29-2012 - 11:35pm
Wow, the end of April IS a long time to wait! After I last posted I read your update in the prayer section and it sounds like everything went extremely well. That's great that you got such good feedback.

Today I took Leslie and met Glenda F.( from this board and Fb) for lunch. We live two hours apart right now. The first month we met in the middle, the second month she came up here, and this month I went down to where she lives. The kids had a good time playing together, and Glenda and I get to have adult conversation!

Tomorrow is the appt. to confirm the pregnancy for purposes of applying for Medicaid, and then Saturday I have to go to a memorial service for a retarded man who attended my home church. He was of limited mental capability, but we should all have the kind of servant's heart he had.

I think the movers are coming to pack stuff up next Wednesday, then they deliver it to the new place on Thursday. In between now and Wednesday I need to sort out what's going and what's staying here. We won't have room for all our clothes and things like that, so I need to decide what I'm taking. I also need to apply for electric service for the new place, and send them a hefty check for a deposit. :-( Moving is expensive.

I have been having more and more trouble sleeping as moving day approaches. I've been waking up really early with a pit in my stomach and my pulse racing. It feels like stage fright or something. I'm just sad and anxious about leaving, and it's feeling more real. I keep noticing things that I'll miss, that maybe I've never noticed before. I'm also sad that my cats are going to have to stay here. I need to find someone to come and feed them during the times I'm not here. I hate that they'll be alone so much, but we can't take all four of them to an apt., and I think they'd be unhappy in such a tiny space compared to what they're used to. Also, I didn't want to move them once to an apt. and then a second time when we buy a house down there.

So anyway, all of that to say that I could use extra prayers over the next 10 days or so. I am sad and hurting and anxious. Also please pray that I can find a trustworthy and inexpensive pet sitter to feed the kitties. Thank you.
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Fri, 03-30-2012 - 7:35am

Jealous!


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Sat, 03-31-2012 - 12:09pm
Yes, it's cool to live close to other board members! When we move, we'll still be two hours apart, just in the other direction, so we're still planning to get together if we can find a place in the middle.

Thanks for the prayers about finding a person to take care of the cats when we move. Some people are saying things like, "Can't your parents take them?" or "Can't you find them a new home?" These are my pets, and part of the family! I'm not going to give them away, even if that were possible. It's hard enough to find homes for all of the ones in shelters, let alone the ones that already have a home! Anyway, my guess is that it will be at least a year before we buy a house. There are conditions in our mortgage that prevent us from selling our current house before Nov. of this year (well, we could sell before then, but there'd be a heavy tax penalty), and that's when the baby is due anyway, so I doubt that we'll move very quickly once the baby gets here. Plus, the market is really slow right now, so I'm guessing it will be on the market a long time once we do get ready to sell. There's one house down the street that had been on the market for a long time, and now it's just abandoned and vacant. It's not even on the market, it's just sitting there empty and the owners aren't paying the mortgage. I sure hope the market improves over the next year!

My appt. to get on Medicaid went well yesterday. They did confirm pregnancy LOL, so I got immediate coverage. It's temporary coverage that lasts 45 days, but I can get permanent coverage after I submit more paperwork, etc. I may not need it beyond the 45 days anyway, depending on how long of a waiting period DH's new insurance will have after he starts his job. I'm glad to have coverage right now, though, just in case. I have an appt. with the OB that I used with Leslie for Apr. 11. I should be almost 8 weeks at that point, so I'm hoping to hear or see a heart beat!

That is so exciting about the online associates degree! How long is the program? And also exciting that everybody loved you in the interview! If you don't get this job, maybe after you have your degree you can get an even better job. I know this one would be great, though, since it's your kids' school. That is hard to beat, I'm sure.

Any plans this weekend?
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