Friday, November 16, 2012

World Premature Awareness

My bestie Emmy is blogging about something very near and dear to her heart today: premature birth.  Her baby boy was born prematurely.  But I am not going to tell you her story!  I am going to tell you mine!!!

When I was pregnant with my Little Middle...who I can no longer call that as she grown!!!...when I was pregnant with her, I remember being asked by my Relief Society President when did I want the baby shower.  And was June 28th too close to my due date.  I thought about it, and said, "No!  That is 3 weeks away!"  it should be fine.  Famous last words.

It was June 28th in the middle of the night when my water broke.  We took Kristin to the home of the family who graciously accepted the call at 3 in the morning, and headed to the hospital.  I was scared to the least.  It was too early.  But then maybe it would be okay.  I was (according the OBGYN) 37 weeks, so that she should be okay right?  I was scared even more when I learned that her cord had been wrapped around her neck twice.  She was purple and not breathing.  They placed her lifeless tiny body on mine and tried to get her to come to life.   When there was no response, they swooped her away and quickly, but quietly worked on her.  After what seemed a lifetime, she started making her first cries.

Her beginning was a shaky one, but she is here and she lets the world know it.  She is fun, cute and sassy.

12 years later!  Look at her now!

In an interesting turn of events, five years later when I was pregnant with Ryan I was part of a study for prematurely born babies.  I got to do several of the 4D ultrasounds as part this study.  One of the things they observed was how and when the baby started breathing in utero.  I remember one session when Ryan got the hiccups.  This, of course, made him mad.  And he started to "cry." and kick and punch.    I like to think that perhaps my little donation of time with my baby boy, may have helped another premature baby down the line.  

Ryan doing a service to others before he was even born

World Premature Awareness!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Random Time....

I am here!  It's true.  I have been working on school.  It's basic stuff right now, but I tell you what...I have no time management skills whatsoever.  None.  Nadda.  Zip!!  Maybe one day I will figure that out and be able to blog regularly and do school too!!!

Do you cause your own drama, or does it find you?  I asked this on Facebook about a week ago.  I think some people make it.  I think others just have one crap storm after another.  I know someone (we all do) who creates their own, but also gets rung through it.  It is because of the company they keep.  I would tell them to sever ties and move on.  But it would fall on deaf ears...blind eyes?

I played Slender Man.  Have you heard of this game?  I think the kids are mostly playing it.  My daughter tried so hard to convince me it was scary.  Not to troll me.  She was serious.  I downloaded the game to prove a point.  And I did.  I laughed so hard.  Mostly at myself.  First of all, you have to use the W,AS,D keys and the arrow keys...blah blah blah...any gamers here?  No?  Me either.  Plus the mouse does stuff.  You have to run from Slender so he can't get you.  It's not bloody or violent.  Just creepy.  Well not to me.  I got killed after collecting one note.  LOL.  I couldn't decide what was funnier:  my pathetic attempt to play this game seriously or the outcome.  I will go and hang with Slender.  It kind of reminds me of X-Files.  He's a strange non-person man thing that can make you crazy, stalk you, and kill you.  You are Scully/Mulder trying to find him.  before he finds you!  You want to talk creepy kids...OUIJA

That is scary!  My mom took this game away from us more than once for scaring ourselves silly with it. I still get the eebie jeebies thinking about it.  Anyone else play with this, and ask about ghosts and goblins?

And to get our minds off the scary stuff...

Who can be scared of anything when you have this tough guy to protect you!?  We were out shopping and I had to make him try that leather jacket on.  Worth it.

Maybe I will stop and visit today in between school work and my dentist appointment.