Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Our home computer died. Like totally kicked the bucket. We have backed up files but I can't find the card reader to put my pictures on the laptop - hence no post for Ben's birthday - still.
A second hospital bill came putting the grand total for PJ's SIX FREAKING STITCHES - that were done poorly from a Physician Assistant with the WORST bedside manner ever to 1608.27. He has to do ER, his personality would not fly elsewhere! That means it was almost $300 per stitch. Add that to $600 for flu trip for two, and the $150 bug in ear and the $1500 I still owe midwife.
Dear Oyakawa children:
Next person to need stitches is getting super glue and steri-strips on the kitchen table. End of story.
Mom and Dad.
Seriously that is so much BS,because it is after our insurance! My midwife charges just at little more than double that for ALL prenatal care AND the delivery AND follow up care.
And speaking of this insurance. We pay five hundred dollars a month for insurance with a $6000 deductible per family (no individual deductible and $12,000 out of network) Meaning we pay $500 a month to pay for ALL of our healthcare out of pocket. Kyle wants to drop and go sans insurance. I am thinking I might start to be on board with that plan.
In other news. Our van suffered some serious tire blow-out, bent expensive stuff, issues and today the shop called saying their original estimate was rather low - just take that number and double it will be more like it.
My mom needs major surgery. And I am worried about her and annoyed that her doctors can't get the act together.
I just spent an hour taking apart my carpet shampooer to shampoo the carpets I:
1. don't want anymore because I REALLY, REALLY want hardwood.
2. if I have to have them I'd rather a hired professional shampoo them.
After said hour the damn thing still doesn't work!
And my best friend is moving away.
so excuse me if I blubber on the floor for a while.
the dirty floor that is.
Its a good thing I'm mormon AND pregnant or I'd try one of those strong drinks I keep hearing so much about.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
* There would be NO cartoon characters or other overt advertising on anything.
*Beading and glitter and other doo-dads would be few and far between.
*Only the rarest of wording would make it onto clothing. NO words on butts. Ever.
*Everything would be wrinkle free. everything - Please for the love especially girls dresses. I hate ironing, I really, really hate ironing little itty bitty dresses - with bows to boot.
*All tops would match all bottoms. Everything would be interchangeable!
*Pants and shorts would be gender neutral so hand me downs for either gender would be a-ok. Little girl jeans do NOT need to always include bedazzling or a bow.
*Shorts would be a little bit longer. Its hard to find kid shorts that are actually finger tip length (especially for girls).
*Sizing would be at least somewhat uniform. How come my kids can wear anything in a size range of 2 or 3 sizes up or down of their actual size?
*There would be magical socks that fit EVERYONE in the family and hence no more matching socks, just grab two, any two.
*Shoes: classy sandals with dirt colored soles to avoid the dirty toe prints that show up second week of summer. Sturdy church shoes - why do church shoes seem to disintegrate rapidly? Tennis shoes without glitter for girls or camo for boys.
*Bathing suits will no longer pill on the butt even if they drag their behinds across concrete for hours.
And that my folks is the dream wish list for clothing of a mother of five.
** my kids clothing breaks every one of these rules.
Inspired by this post at Renegade Mothering (one of my new fav blogs) *language warning
Monday, May 14, 2012
Though it seems strange to say...
I've never been laid so low
In such a mysterious way...
The mother and child reunion
Is only a motion away
Mother and Child Reunion by Paul Simon
The baby is the size of a mango. And when a mango kicks your bladder - you know it!
I am over halfway and in that period that I struggle with the most. I am 'better'. This bout with hyperemesis was... tough. It always is though. I got better sooner but it has lingered longer - if that makes sense. The other morning I missed breakfast in a rush to get to Ella's presentation at school. By time I got out of the school at 11:00 I barfed in the parking lot. - But there was nothing in my stomach so I just heaved up stomach acid.
I am anxiously awaiting the energy surge of the second trimester to appear, but I may have to go hunt that down myself.
We have decided to wait to find out the gender until babe is in arms this time. Since you know we've done this before and have everything we need, we figured, why not?
Baby will be in our room to at least six months like all the rest have been, that gives us plenty of time to rearrange as needed. Plus it will be fun to buy some gender neutral layette items.
We still haven't had our mid pregnancy anatomy scan - that won't happen until the end of the month. I'll be 25 weeks then, a bit later than 18 weeks but that's cool with me, I'm in no rush. Thinking about it has made me reminisce about our gender reveal parties we had with the other kiddos. We were having those before the pink or blue icing in the middle of the cake was "in".
Benjamin - Our ultrasound was on 12/30 so we revealed his gender when the clock struck midnight on New Year's. And then called extended family and friends in the middle of the night to share the news.
Ella- we didn't have a party, we had recently moved and didn't know many in the area, we found out at the ultrasound - and she didn't cooperate well, so we left 75% sure it was a girl and had dinner with Aunt Meg. I remember announcing in therapy room the next morning to all my co-workers and patients that I was having a girl. Everyone was so happy for me and said how nice it was that I could be "done" since I had both a boy and a girl. HA on them!!
Maiya - Big shrimp boil with our friends in Va Beach. I remember feeling immediate relief when we found our it was a girl. I was a bit stressed to provide a sister for Ella (silly I know)
Cora - Our first texan baby - we revealed here on video countdown style.
Parker - Our fortune cookie reveal - It was fun to make tons of fortune cookies!
So now I let my mind wander to this baby growing and wonder and enjoy that wonder...
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
why didn't I turn to the scriptures?The Book of Mormon on Circumcision
And Elder Christofferson discusses the law of circumcision ending in the New Testament in this most recent General Conference