02
Jul
08

ROAD TRIP!!

There’s nothing like going on a road trip with your favorite person.  Scott and I had the opportunity to do just that last week.   Wednesday afternoon he received a phone call that he had to go to Kansas for work.  I wanted to go with him…..he wanted me to go with him.  3 hours later we were out the door to drop the kids off with Grandma and Grandpa…..God bless ’em.  The timing could not have been better.  We needed to get away from here for a bit…..spend some time alone.  What better way to get some alone time with someone than a 13 hour car ride?  We drove straight through on the way there only stopping for gas.  We did make a stop just before midnight for cupcakes.  We were going to have cake after dinner for Quinn…..it would have been his birthday….but we didn’t have a chance to.  Other than that it was just the two of us…..alone……on the open road.  We had a blast…..laughed and……. just enjoyed each others company.  We arrived in Kansas at noon on Thursday.  We changed and freshened up at a gas station in what seemed like the middle of nowhere.  After the job was done we got a good nights sleep and headed for home on Friday.  We were able to take more time on the drive home and decided to do a little sight seeing in Missouri.  Do you know how many porn shops there are down I 70 in Missouri?  We do now.  We also drove by the Arch in St. Louis…..twice….oppsie.  Anyway, we got home around 6 am on Saturday…..exhausted and yet refreshed at the same time……AHHHH…. there’s nothing quite like a last minute road trip.

25
Jun
08

Birth Day

Today would have been Quinn’s birthday.

* The dates on here are messed up.  I just figured out how to fix it for future posts but for the last post that I actually did yesterday (Induction Day) the date should be the 24th. Just thought I would mention that if you were confused.

25
Jun
08

Induction Day

Today was supposed to be THE day…….the day I was going to be induced.

My doctor and I had discussed it way back in November.  We had been through the last 2 pregnancies with this same doc.  We knew how everything was going to go.  Even though my due date was not until July 4th, he was going to induce me a week and a half early.  I have had all large babies and the doc wanted this last one out before he got too big.  My doc is in his office on Tuesdays and in the hospital on Wednesdays.  With the last 2 kids I went to see my doc on a Tuesday (the last appointment before my due date) and he sent me in to the hospital that evening to start the induction process……both times, the babies were born the next day.  I should be at the hospital right now starting the induction process for Quinn.  I knew back in January when we lost him that this day was going to be tough…..I just wasn’t sure how tough.

Tomorrow is going to be even worse…….It would have been Quinn’s birthday.

16
May
08

the misfortune of others…

Nothing makes you appreciate what you have faster than seeing the misfortune of others.  I am doing my pediatric rotation for nursing school right now.  I feel SO lucky that I have 4 healthy children.  Some of the kids that I have cared for have had problems from birth, others have been in accidents.  You just never know when something is going to happen, it’s so cliche, but it’s true.  2 weeks down, 5 to go!  December is getting closer by the minute. 

27
Apr
08

I SUCK

Wow!  I really suck at this whole blogging thing.  That’s what nursing school does to people.   You have no time for ANYTHING!  You do what they want when they want it.  Yes, I am their bitch, they own me, I admit it.  It’s funny how I am paying THEM for this sort of treatment.  You may as well just bend me over now.  And thanks to my clinical instructor I started smoking again.  I had quite back in October.  But again, that’s what nursing school does to you.  I actually have a tiny light at the end of the tunnel though,  I will be done in December!  At this point it can’t come soon enough.  The classes are 7 1/2 weeks long and I am in between classes right now.  I actually have a week off to breathe, regroup and start over again with a new class.  YIPPEE!!!

23
Mar
08

HAPPY EASTER!

Happy Easter everyone.

23
Mar
08

How time flies….

Wow, how time gets away from you sometimes. It has been 8 weeks since “Quinn”. My days have completely switched gears. I went from being totally consumed by pregnancy to being totally consumed by the loss of the pregnancy to hardly thinking about the pregnancy. That’s what happens when you are in nursing school. I finally started back. I have been out of school since the end of June last year just waiting for a class I needed to come back around. The school doesn’t offer the class year round. The ironic thing about it is the class I am taking is OB. I couldn’t wait for the class to start when I found out I was pregnant. I thought it was going to be great fun to be in that class WHILE I was pregnant (talk about an easy A). Then when I lost the baby just a month before the class started I was completely bummed. I didn’t want to go….I was dreading it. Well, I am doing OK with being around all those Mom’s and babies during clinicals and I got to see the most awesome thing ever………I got to see a birth. It is TOTALLY different seeing the whole thing from the other perspective. I mean NOT from the bed. If you ever get the opportunity to see a live birth, not one on TV, but to actually be there than seize that opportunity. It truly is the most awesome thing you will ever see in your life.




Who is this crazy chick?

My name is Kate. I am a wife (I have an awesome husband), a mom (of 4 girls), a student (nursing school) and I work full time (in a hospital). There is nothing particularly special about me. I am just trying to get through life just like everyone else. Bumps and snags along the way bring me here to get it off of my chest for anyone who wants to listen. If anything you read finds you shaking your head and wondering, HUH??? then go to my husbands page (he is fresnel) to help fill in the blanks. Other than that, have fun reading and always smile (it makes people wonder what you are thinking).
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