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Jan. 26th, 2012

maes hughes is interrupting your thought

Allow me a Moment . . .

To emulate Maes Hughes . . .

I would like to formally announce that as of January 15, 2012, I have been formally inducted into the MOMMY CLUB with the birth of my beautiful baby boy DECLAN MATTHEW - aka the light of my life.

He was born at 5:56pm via a very necessary c-section (the boy was full on breech - butt first and my water had broken over 36 hours before). At birth, he weighed 7 lbs. 10 oz. and was 18 inches long.

Aside from a small problem with low platelets and low blood sugar (which resolved themselves within two days), he has been a healthy happy baby. He's a great feeder (I'm breastfeeding so every two hours he's attached to me, literally *LOL*) and an even better sleeper XD I only have to get up maybe twice a night with him.

And everyone agrees he is friggin' adorable (with a full head of hair!) Never mind that he could be my infant twin ^_^ This kid is only a week and four days old and he already has me tied in knots around his little finger.



- Sandy, who is on cloud nine even if she does get weepy every now and again
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Jan. 4th, 2012

jean havoc

Countdown to D(elivery)-Day

So I'm now in my eight month and still feeling really good - even with Gestational Diabetes which - thankfully - is under control ^_^

I had my first cervical exam yesterday and found out that I am 1 cm dialated and 30% effaced which just basically means baby and I are getting ready for the day I push this kid out *LOL* It could be any time between now and four weeks before I give birth so I'm not overly concerned.

My boss FINALLY hired a temp to do my job while on leave so I've been training her . . . well, I trained her for a week and then was out for a week and a half for vacation and holidays XD I'm feverishly working on a manual if I give birth BEFORE I'm finished training her but I think I've covered everything just I know. Everything else can be taught by other people in the office so . . . whew.

I think I have (or will soon have) everything ready to welcome the baby home and all my bottles, toys, and breast pump parts have been sanitized - all cloth stuff has been laundered - and I have the diaper pail and diaper dunk bucket set up and ready to go.

*deep breath*

I can't wait to see how this all turns out ^_^

Happy New Year to everyone! May 2012 be kind, loving, and lucky for us all!

- Sandy

Nov. 14th, 2011


Third Trimester ^_^

Welp, I'm in my third trimester (how time flies!) and everything seems to be going well . . . aside from my glucose level which I failed the one hour test and had to take the three hour glucose tolerance test today. I should have those results tomorrow sometime. (would it not just SUCK to have gestational diabetes NOW. During the holidays???? With all those wonderful SWEETS!)

Heck, my paran is saving a sweet potato turnover for me at his house and I might not even be able to eat it *sobs*

BUT THAT IS NEITHER HERE NOR THERE. I will not cry till I have something to cry about.

And - honestly - if all I ever have in this pregnancy is GD (and carpal tunnel), I figure I'm SUPER lucky.

As it is, the whole having a baby thing became super real today cuz I got a call from this hospital to set up a preadmit appt. I don't think it really hit me that WHOA I'm gonna be in the HOSPITAL soon until that moment. I have to go in after my next doc appt on the 21st (started seeing the doc every two weeks now O.O).

Baby is doing great and squirming around often, my uterus has grown to 29 cm per last visit on the 7th, I've only gained 2 lbs past my prepregnancy weight and I feel great! I'm even over a three week cold I had contracted after my flu shot at the end of October ^_^ I've also taken my RhoGam shot and baby shower is this weekend (I finally got thank you gifts lined up - just waiting on my Dad's and Paran's to come in).

There's still so much to do but I think i have the most important things covered for right. I'm even packed for the hospital! And I'm extremely anxious to get this show on the road . . . (AFTER baby has finished cooking ^_^).

Hope everything is going well for all of you!

- Sandy

Sep. 11th, 2011


Writer's Block: 9/11

I was driving to school. I remember listening to Bo and Beth on the radio then flipping a few channels to get to some music. When I came back to B and B, they sounded confused and kept talking about a tower being hit by a plane. I thought it was a joke or some weird skit at first and then Beth screamed and said "OMG the other one has just been hit" and they both agreed it had to have been a planned attack.

I still didn't know quite what was going on until they mentioned the World Trade Center. I was in a state of disbelief as most of the channels switched over to CNN coverage. I was in auto pilot . . . I don't really remember how I got to school that day, but I do remember finding tears on my cheeks as I parked and got out of my car.

It wasn't until I was sitting outside for my second class that I heard about the Pentagon. It's not something I'll ever forget.

Where were you?

Sep. 9th, 2011

edward and winry

Baby Shower

First, thank you to everyone's who's congratulated me! I'm currently 20 weeks along (HALF WAY THERE!) and if you would like to see belly pics and ultrasound pics, please see my baby journal kysrasbaby. It is FRIENDS ONLY so you'll have to friend to be added if you haven't already! ^_^

Second, my baby shower is scheduled for November 19 and - no I'm not asking for gifts (please, I have VERY LIMITED ROOM and dread the onslaught already . . . though I'm not ungrateful!) - but I thought it would nice to put it out there, who would like a mailed invite?

(EVERYONE ON MY FRIENDS LIST IS INVITED JUST FYI but I know travelling is impossible for many ^_~)

If you would like a mailed invite, email me with your current address and I'll give the list to my mother (who keeps asking me to do things for the shower then saying, "NO YOU SHOULDN'T BE DOING THAT" *LOL*).

Third, can't wait till my next doc appt on MONDAY!

Fourth, I'm getting my baby's cosleeper tomorrow after I have BRADLEY METHOD CHILDBIRTH CLASS XD XD XD XD XD


- Sandy, who had her first ever prenatal massage today and wishes she could have another!

Aug. 3rd, 2011



So, after several weeks of keeping it to myself, I have BIG ASS NEWS to share:



And it only took 2 1/2 years of fighting infertility to get here XD I'm due on January 27, 2010 and am currently about 15 weeks along (on Friday officially XD)

Just thought I'd let you guys and ladies know what's been up and where the hell I've been (asleep or in the toilet *LOL*). And I'm happy to report I'm feeling better (I was feeling nausea everyday pretty much for awhile) and my energy is starting to return (I was pretty much comatose too) finally.


- Sandy, who STILL can't believe it but is going kinda crazy between doc appts!

Jun. 19th, 2011

maes hughes is interrupting your thought

I'm NoT Dead

Far from it. Unfortunately, I can't really go into detail about what's been going on at this time. However, tune in about a month from now and I'm gonna have a fairly big announcement.

My life is simply a circus right now -- Three ring . . . and the ring master is on an extended water break ^_~

Love you all!

- Kysra

May. 9th, 2011

maes hughes is interrupting your thought

Please Support my Team

My sorority sister, who has Crohn's Disease is heading a team of walkers for this year's CCFA Walk for the Cure. If you can please support our team and this cause ^_^

Thank you so much ^_^

- Sandy

May. 3rd, 2011


Karin (Anime) Fic: A Discriminating Palate Fourth Meal - Tea

And - finally - we get some of Maki's POV...

Title: A Discriminating Palate (or Five Times Ren DIDN'T bite Maki and One Time He DID)
Chapter: 4 - Tea
Fandom: Karin (anime)
Characters: Ren + Maki
Genre: Humor/Romance
Summary: . . . even she can admit that her "love" for Winner is probably not the most pure of emotions - otherwise, why has it twisted into this horrible venomous snake of jealousy?

A Discriminating Palate Fourth Meal - TeaCollapse )

Is that . . . is that ROMANCE I smell? Is it fluffy like cotton candy?

Why, yes. I think so. XD

May. 1st, 2011

penny knock

Got me pegged

What American accent do you have?
Created by Xavier on Memegen.net

Southern. Love it or hate it, your accent says you're probably from somewhere south of the Ohio River.

If you're not from the South, you probably were overanalyzing the questions. Take the quiz again but don't think so hard next time.

Take this quiz now - it's easy!
We're going to start with "cot" and "caught." When you say those words do they sound the same or different?


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