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1:27 PM

Don't Drink the Water



Random ramblings….is it just me or is everyone popping up pregnant? I mean friends, family, movie stars, you name it. It’s got me thinking, is it in the water? I mean really, if you are not looking to have children or more children, you may rethink that cold glass of H2O. If you are ready, I say take a big gulp and wait and see if I’m right. Tempted, aren’t you? lol



So.....things have been crazy for me lately. I have not sewed or knit a lick. This is not like me, but has been my plight for the last couple of months. Despite all the crazy, it has come with a lot of good, too. I closed on my first condo and have moved in. I am still getting rid of old furniture from my rented apartment and have to do clean up before handing in those keys – but am at least sleeping at my new place. So here’s some drama….I have become more and more allergic to my cat Scofield. I have been referred to an allergist specialist and have been put on two types of medications (taken multiple times a day), including one with steroids, have paid to have bamboo flooring put into my new living room, purchased 2 air purifiers, and I am still breathing heavy – literally. More drama….after hiring an inspector, having everything check out a – okay, my hot water heater has decided to die on me now that I own my condo. Yup, straight out the gate, and I have already had my first major repair.




Now – to switch gears (this will all make sense soon enough)….I have been pretty anti-social save my beloved Brandi who is trying to push me to stop being an alien (she’s taking me out to a Thai dinner to celebrate HER birthday….how lame am I?). I took off from work to move and have just been lying in bed crying like a freak. The fact that I am allergic to my cat and will have to bring him back to the shelter that I bought him from 3 years ago is unspeakable misery to me. The fact that I can’t breathe and have multiple reasons for needing oxygen, well – I consider this a rock and a hard place scenario.




I’ll stop rambling and let you all know that my original water drinking rant was in fact true. And girl oh girl, let me tell you that I DRANK THE WATER….21 weeks ago to be exact. Yup, little baby girl is going to be here in early December…..

42 comments:

amber said...

Eeeeee! A GIRL!!!

:D

And yes, it does feel like everyone and their mama is pregnant. I'm so happy for you m'dear - congratulations!!

[As an aside, I'm drinking bottled for another few months. Then, well, we'll see what happens. ;) ]

Tanya said...

Congratulations. I truly believe that children are a gift from God, she will be awesome just like her Mommy. Now breathe, breathe.

Marybeth said...

OHHH! Congratulations!!!!!

Sheila said...

Oh My!!! Congratulations to your baby girl and your new home. Sorry about Scofield, but hope he will be given to a good home. WoW! I am so happy for you... Congratulations Again!!!

Adrienne said...

WOW!!! CONGRATS!!!!!!!! WE have two babies due in our family in February and March!!
So sorry about your kitty!! ((HUGS)))

Melodye said...

Congratulations!! Hope your condo has another bedroom(grin) Sewing for little girls is so much fun. Do you have home owners insurance in Calif? That should cover your water heater.

Victoria said...

Congrats on your little girl!!! I knew your intro was a bit suspicious!! Enjoy all the good changes in your life despite the challenges. Sorry about your cat. I hope you find a Great home for him.

Faye Lewis said...

Congrats and sorry about your cat.

Erica B. said...

Congratulations!

jillian said...

Wow! Congratulations! So sorry to hear about Scofield :(

Lisa said...

Oh wow! Congrats! Such wonderful news! So sorry about your cat though...

And another congrats on closing on your condo - sweet!

Opal said...

Congratulations!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

So are you allergic because you're pregnant?! Or is it in fact the water? *smile* Congratulations! And I know you are going to make some amazing maternity clothes!

Cas... said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your kitty. If I lived closer I would take him for you.

Congratulations! I hope you have a healthy happy baby girl!

Your new condo looks very nice. Enjoy it! Check your homeowners policy to see if it covers your water heater! I hope it does!

Be Encouraged! Your sewing/knitting mojo will come back!

Gail said...

Yeh for you! I have two daughters now 18 and 14. Mothering girls is a joy!

Amanda S. said...

Congratulations! Aren't you glad you don't have to be huge during the summer like me?! Sorry to hear about the cat. Could the new allergies possibly be related to pregnancy?

LoverofWords said...

congrats Susan. Sorry that the cat has to go.. Maybe try boarding him for a week or two to see if he is actually the problem..

gold said...

Congrats! Now you will be sewing for a little girl what fun you'll have.

b4thedoor.com said...

Yea! A girl best wishes!

Lori said...

Congratulations.

VIRGINIA J said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Julie said...

oh my goodness, congratulations!!!! That's so exciting. maybe your allergies are bad because you're pregnant? It woudl be terrible to give up your kitty... maybe you can find a friend that will take him for a bit, see if you are better after the birth?

mle said...

wow, congratulations!!!
So sorry about the kitty...I know pregnancy does intensify allergies!

Nik said...

OMG! congratulations!

Susan said...

Thanks everyone! I am suffering worse with pregnancy, but have been severely allergic to him for over a year now. I just kept trying to cope because he means so much to me. Now that I'm breathing for two, I'm realizing I can't just let it continue.

I do have San Diego Home Owner's Insurance, but with my coverage I still ended up paying $300 in San Diego permits (yup, just to have the water heater installed), water heater removal, and standard $55 service charge. Still - it beats the $865 cost it would have been.

Cennetta said...

Congratulations! She going to be too stylish.

Lynnelle said...

Congratulations!

Hilary said...

Ohmygosh ohmygosh ohmygosh!! Congratulations!!! I swear, you can already tell she's going to be gorgeous.

Angela said...

What an eventful few months! Sorry to hear about your kitty! Congrats on the new place and the baby!!

Tasia said...

Oh wow! This is going to be an amazing year for you, congratulations!!!

FML Crochet said...

Oh wow! Such excitement and drama. Congrats on the little girl. Kids are truly wonderful and worth all the hard work. :)

Rosy said...

Congratulations!!!!!
Little girl = sew little garments = very, very fun

Jenny said...

Congratulations! A little girl will be so fun! I hope both baby and mama are happy and healthy!

Kathi said...

Congratulations!!!!!!

K. said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

michal said...

Wow, that's exciting news! I'm so happy for yoy!
can't wait to see what yow make for your girl!
Girls are the best!

Amy said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting and no wonder your life hasn't been quite the same! So much going on for you and then to top it off you'll finish the year with a GIRL! (I'll pass on that water, thank you!)

RiAnge Creations. Ltd. said...

Congratulations. Oh, I see cute outfits in the future. She going to be a diva like her mother!
Angela

Marie-Christine said...

Congratulations!
I have a HEPA filter vacuum, and use it often. Barring that, apparently if you double-bag it's almost as good, ie cut out the very top of one bag, slip the other into it, use that instead of one vacuum bag.
But without a doubt the most helpful kitty thing I learned was.. the washcloth. If you have one you can toss into the bathtub, that's best. But if you have one of those that'd just as soon rip your face off as put up with the bath, then you can at least take a humid washcloth and rub them lovingly with it. Removes the saliva protein that's mostly what we react to, without trauma to either party.
And watch out for steroids, not only are they bad for you when you're taking them, but the rebound effect will have you convinced that you'll die if you stop. Decrease gently but firmly, and change doctors if that's all this one has to offer.

Good luck!

Jackie said...

Congratulations!

HeathersSphere said...

Congratulations! Yup, something is in the water! Just at church, at the grocery store, or just walking anywhere, I see mamas-to-be. It's a joy to see new life. You will enjoy sewing cute outfits for your little girl. Before you know it, your own wardrobe will be inundated with pink!

KID, MD said...

How did I miss this??? Congratulations and, welcome to the club! We'll be having our little ones around the same time!