Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Love Day and tidbits

hThis year I decided to do something different on Valentine's Day.  Gary and I always hang out at home...no way we are going to try to go to dinner out on a day like that.  However, this year I did not want my Mom to be alone.  So I figured, hey, why don't we have our parents and siblings over for dinner.  I'll make something easy like lasagna, salad, garlic bread and brownies! And that my friends, is exactly what we did.  I pre-made the lasagna and brownies the night before.  Ahem, broken toe and supposed to be off my feet per my OB.  I cut the brownies in heart shapes per the norm.  Everyone had a good time so the night was a success.

Our date night is coming up this Saturday and we have decided on good Italian food as take out and a movie in :)  Yes, we know how to party! And no we are not the romantic type of couple at all...we are totally down to earth and real.  When we first started dating, Gary would buy me a rose every weekend.  It was sweet and thoughtful and he does buy me flowers for no reason still...we just are not the kissy romantic types.  GAH, gag me if we were!

Onto some the of the cute that is my boys ;)
Dominic made me the best card this year.  He used the sides of his hands to make a painted heart.  On the card it says "You stole my Heart!" He will melt some girls heart someday....but for now he has to keep melting mine!
Logan has been talking more and more: Row, Row Row when he wants you to sing Row, Row, Row your boat.  Happy Birdah (happy birthday). Brudda (brother). He calls Bewa (Bella, my Moms Yorkie) when he is eating because he likes to feed her from his highchair, lol.   He grabs his diaper and says pee-pee and I think he saying it when he is going....he also is grabbing his diapers when he wants changed.  I think more potty training is in our future!
Dominic got all good reports on his report card...I mean nothing that says "Dominic is too chatty, Dominic wiggles in his seat, Dominic needs to pay attention." NONE...I am in shock! He received lots of praise for that :) All the reports were "Dominic pays attention, Dominic uses time wisely, Dominic finishes his work, Dominic participates in class." A Mothers dream come true.

I hope you and yours had a wonderful love day...even if high on romance is your thing ;)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Third Trimester

I rang in my third trimester with a fracture to my little toe.  I know how to party ;) It is a blessing, that I know.  It has helped me stay off my feet so that my contractions come under control.  I am now being monitored for pre-term labor just in case.  I have a sonogram in a week and cannot wait to see my little sesame seed again.  Her face will be much fuller and rounder!

My morning sickness has not stopped but it has eased up a bit.  I still take medicine when I need to.  Every day is an adventure for me during pregnancy and just when I think things are calming down...there is wrench thrown in there and things spin in a different direction.

I am looking forward to meeting our little girl in 11 short weeks...or even sooner.  Both my boys were early.  Dom was almost 3 weeks early and Logan was a week.  I know that I will be getting pitocin once again because I do not dialte on my own.  I am praying that this delivery is a lot like Logans...super easy, although less than 21 hours would be wonderful.

The next 2.75 months are going to go by quickly, ahem, I hope.  I have a lot to do to get ready for her.  I hope my foot and belly can keep up and allow me to get things done.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Change can be a good thing

As some of you know, my poor baby Logan was hurt when a cable guy left our door open (which we were unaware of) after installing a new box.  It only took a quick minute or two after him leaving our home for the accident to happen.  Those moments changed me for life. 

I thought that it was common sense and courtesy to close a door when you enter someones home...I did not know that I had to directly TELL SOMEONE TO DO IT.  Apparently, that is just not the case for all individuals.  The accident happened and we went straight to the Er.  Logan was okay with only bumps, bruises and a few abrasions.  On the way home, I immediately called the cable company.  I spoke with a cso rep who took my information and forwarded to the office manager.  That manager returned my phone call that very evening while we were still driving.  He advised his manager (operations manager) would be calling me back, probably the next day.

A month went by, I heard NOTHING.  I got my first er bill and called the cso again to be transferred to the office manager. I was irritated with the lack of follow up but figured it would be pointless for me to keep calling without having a bill.  My phone call lead to no one but a receptionist.  She took my information and the operations manager called me back later that day.  From the start, he was extremely stand offish and rude.  Advising me that he thought "the situation was handled." I had to repeat myself several times that I was informed I would have a return phone call and did not get that call back and its not taken care of.  His response was that "maybe we dropped the ball on that."  REALLY MAYBE, ahem, okay guy.  He continued to say how he never "investigated and had to be given him more time since he doesnt know if his guy left the door open or not."  Reminder here that I had given them a MONTH already.  This is when I hear the office manager start to say that he did investigate and the guy said he did not leave the door open.  So, it was investigated and they just did not follow up with me. LOVELY and SUPER customer service right there people. They have no communication between their own office.  I gave him 24 hours to investigate.  The next day they advised me that their insurance company would call me.

After speaking with the insurance company and the insurance company speaking to the cable guy...it was determined that they are not liable to close the door.  The cable company is not permitted to open "random" doors and go into places without the customers knowledge. I had opened the door to let him in the basement which means that I NEEDED TO MAKE SURE TO CLOSE THE DOOR.  Even though I was not in the basement, was not the last person up the steps.  He saw my baby, he said hi to him.  He saw all the baby proofing and gates.  He neglected to see me open the door and have common sense that the door needed to be closed back up when he came back up the steps.  To the insurance, I am the responsible party.  Even though, that door would never have been open if the guy was not in my house.

So today we had a new cable company come in and install new phone/internet/cable.  We made sure to tell the guy to close all doors/gates behind him. He gave us a strange look like we were crazy for having to say that to him.  We told him our story about the last cable guy who entered our home, who we did not directly tell him to close the door behind him, who neglected to do so and an accident happened because of it.  The new cable guy said, I have always closed doors behind me...especially ones with kids and pets...you never know what will happen...that he has 2 little ones at home and would not want them to get hurt.  What he said made me feel so much better.  I was not a crazy lady for assuming he would shut the door nor should I have had to actually tell him to do so.

To expand on what I said earlier about this experience changing my life...I will never assume people have common sense.  I had a breakdown from this.  I cried a lot, I fear a lot more now.  I am super protective of Logan.  It is to the point now that my heart drops if he even goes into the kitchen, near steps or even anything like that.  I know its partially post traumatic stress because I experienced something horrific and truly terrifying.  I hope to overcome the anxiety, mommy guilt, fear and nightmares before my baby goes off to college.  I really hope it goes away before bringing Charlie home.  I will be writing a letter about my situation and how they handled it.  I am hoping this helps me mentally.