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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Sun, 04-29-2012 - 12:04am
That's great that Julia made it through her long day and had fun in the process. I'm looking forward to Leslie being a little older so that we can do more fun stuff without her having to break up the day with a nap.

LOL, it's just the opposite with me and Erik. I figure everything out, and tell him to change whatever needs to be changed with paperwork, etc.

I can't tell if Leslie's fever is still lingering or if she's just warm from constantly moving and being outside some. It baffles me how she has so much energy while she's sick and tired. So unfair that adults are just the opposite ;-) She has been a bear this week. She's been a completely different child - she throws a fit at the drop of a hat, cries for no reason, gets her feelings hurt, etc. I can tell she's not feeling well, and I'm so anxious for her to get better because I don't have much patience for the constant fit throwing.

Things are going ok with the pregnancy, though I had a bad experience Wednesday with the OB I saw. He's the one doctor in that practice that I always asked NOT to have when I was pregnant with Leslie, but I forgot to mention it last time. He did a pap smear, and the first thing he said when he walked back in the room after I got dressed was that I should have an amnio. He's the only one who's ever made a big deal about my age, and he kept saying things like "If you were 15 years younger..." We were discussing the various tests I could choose to have done, and he's the only one who's ever mentioned termination if there is a problem. He said several other things that just really rubbed me the wrong way. I thought his job was to present the options for testing, tell me the benefits and risks, and then let me decide. He just gave way too much editorial opinion that was unsolicited and unprofessional if you ask me. He's so unlike the other drs. in that practice, I'm not even sure how he got in. The one bright spot was that he measured my uterus and said, "You're definitely getting bigger," which was reassuring since it's too early for dopplers and no ultrasound this time.

I THINK we got the insurance straightened out so that LEslie and I have been added, but I'm not sure when it takes effect. BUT, I also found out that the doctors I see in TN are covered by the new insurance. I don't plan on delivering here, but it's nice to know that if I were here and needed to see a doctor that I could go there and insurance would cover it.

Argh!! It's midnight, Leslie is really tired, and we have to get up early for church tomorrow, and the kid is still not asleep! She always does that - fights sleep when she's tired and on nights that we have to be up early the next day. She will be no fun tomorrow.

Oh, good news! I found out that my brother made a B in one of the classes that he thought he did poorly in. He's not sure about the other class, but since he made a B in the first one, the worst that can happen is that he has no room for error during the rest of his time in the program and will have to make at least all B's from here on out. But that's so much better than getting kicked out of the program or having to restart it! We are all so thankful that God got him through this trial, and we pray that He'll get him through the rest of the program. He's got 1.5 years to go. Thanks for praying!

Ok, I've got to get myself in bed, even though Leslie's in there jabbering away and I won't be able to get to sleep until she stops :smileysad:
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Thu, 04-26-2012 - 6:51am

Julia had a great time on Saturday.


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Wed, 04-25-2012 - 10:30pm
How did Julia do with her big day last Saturday? Did she enjoy everything and make it through the day?

Any news on the job? It's getting to be late April already and we wanna know!

I'm back in TN this week. Leslie is sick now. Her symptoms are thankfully limited to a fever, lethargy, and no appetite, but I'm glad we're here in case I need to take her to the doctor. I may do that tomorrow if she's still running a fever.

Oh, I forgot I didn't tell you! I was trying to make heads or tails of all the benefits that Erik signed up for through his job, and I couldn't figure out what kind of medical insurance he signed us up for. At first glance it looked like he signed up for a good one that had co-payments but no deductible, which I thought might be a good deal since we're having a baby. Our expenses will probably be pretty high, so I thought that might end up saving us some money in the long run. The plan is $214 every two weeks. Well, after I did some digging, I realized he only signed himself up for insurance! And the $214 is obviously for one person, so the family rate would have been $600 every two weeks! Needless to say, I insisted he change that. I don't know what he was thinking, unless it was just an oversight. Anyway, today he changed it to a normal plan with a pretty low deductible and only $135 every two weeks for the whole family. But anyway, I suppose that won't kick in for a week or two, so I'm glad we're in TN where we can use the state Medicaid if we're sick enough to need a dr. He had signed up for all this other junk that was really going to eat up his pay check - life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance to name a couple. Like I said, I don't know what he was thinking.

I have another dr. appt. on Friday. Last time (my first appt.), they had me see the midwife only, which is standard for all first appts. But I'll be seeing the OB this time. I hope I get an ultrasound! I'm guessing this will be my last appt. at my current OB's office since hopefully Erik's insurance will have taken effect over the next month. It makes me kind of sad to leave that dr. since that's the one I used with Leslie. I really like that practice.

I misunderstood about my brother Andrew's physical therapy school situation. He does think he did poorly in this one class, which means it's still a likelihood that he'll be kicked out of the program, but we won't know for sure for several weeks. I thought we were going to find out last week, but no, that's not how it works. Anyway, if you could continue to pray that he's allowed to stay in the program or restart it soon, I'd appreciate it.

No other news here. I'm going to get my hair cut tomorrow, and I'm so excited. I didn't get it cut at all while Erik was unemployed, and it gets so shaggy and lifeless. Plus it's thicker since I'm pregnant, so I'm anxious for a cut that will be easy to style. I love pregnancy hair and skin! :-)
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Sat, 04-21-2012 - 6:34am

JJ is much better.


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Fri, 04-20-2012 - 4:56pm
How is JJ doing? Are his eyes better now? Heard anything on the job yet?

Our week has gone as well as can be expected, I guess. One of the toughest things has been going from our own home to an apartment. People are making noise upstairs, they walk right by our window to get to their place, all of the appliances are tiny and no bells and whistles, mgmt. has rules, etc. Nothing out of the ordinary, but it's just nowhere near as private or high quality as our own house. Not that our house is luxurious or anything, but apartment stuff is just so basic.

I've tried to locate stores that I want to frequent, the park, the post office, and other places. I took Leslie to the park today, and like usual, the equipment is too big for her. It had a "tot lot", but that stuff was still too big. She bumped her head on the timber structures three times. I felt so bad for her. I guess we need to find a mall with an indoor play area. Those are usually more on her scale.

I was originally planning to go back home today or tomorrow, but I think I'll stay through Sunday so that we can all visit a church together. I have one in mind for our first visit.

I do have a prayer request. My brother Andrew is in physical therapy school, and he's about half-way through. He thinks he made a C on a test, and if he did, there's a very good chance he'll be kicked out of the program. I think he did kind of poorly in the class overall, so a C on a test would probably give him a C for the class. He's supposed to maintain a B average to stay in the program. Anyway, please pray that the professor is lenient, or that there's some way to restart the program. I think at one point there was a way to start the program again, but I'm not sure if that option still exists, and I'm not sure if any of the classes he's already taken will be valid if he does that. Also, I think he'd have to wait until Jan. to start over, so he'd have to find something to do between now and then. I think we're supposed to find out today what his fate will be. This is his second choice for a career path as it is, so I'm not sure if he's got a back-up plan. I think it will be devastating for him if he's kicked out.
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Fri, 04-20-2012 - 7:13am
So happy you are connected to the outside world again! Hope all is going well!!


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Thu, 04-19-2012 - 6:36pm

Yay, the phone/internet/cable got turned on today!

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Mon, 04-16-2012 - 6:40am

I know lol!


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Sat, 04-14-2012 - 11:33am
I saw your post on Fb about poor JJ's eyes! That must be so uncomfortable! Yes, I'm glad you went ahead and called the doctor, too. I will pray that all of his sickness clears up very soon.

LOL at your sleepover snack and movie. At first I thought Spongebob Pirate's Booty was the movie :-), then I had to re-read. I'm glad they stayed relatively calm.

Ok, I better cut this short. I've got to get us both ready to head to AL, and there's a lot of stuff to put in the car. We are getting our cable/internet/phone hooked up on Thursday, so I may not be checking in until then, however I hope to find some free wi-fi hotspots in the evenings when Erik gets home from work. I can do ok without cable or phone, but internet is harder to live without.
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Sat, 04-14-2012 - 7:43am

I will continue to pray for you!


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