Thursday, July 5, 2007

Anniversary, Independence, and DRAMA....

July 3rd marked our THIRD anniversary.... Joe surprised me with the WHOLE DAY OFF, so we celebrated with HAIRCUTS for him and Parker! Parker sat really still...he LOVES having his hair played with just like his daddy.
We dropped Parker off later at Joe's mom's house and enjoyed a baby-free night. Last year we ate Togos sandwiches at Tri-City Park and played Phase 10 while my mom watched Parker...this year we were happy to leave Parker for A LOT LONGER. (Notice my use of CAPS...just like Grandma Hand). Anyway, we went to dinner at Buca di Beppo, rented a movie, and went to a bonfire with Colby & Kandis and John & Wendy.
Can I just say that I LOVE having our anniversary the day before the 4th of July? Well, I love it! The 4th of July is probably my favorite holiday...(well, obviously I love Christmas, but for different reasons). I love having a whole day to spend with family, BBQ's, watermelon, and fireworks...they always make me feel really emotional (imagine that) and patriotic. We started the morning with a run to the parade. It was further than I thought (3.3 miles each way), but atleast we had the parade in between! THEN I got to go shopping BY MYSELF with a gift card from Joe-hubby...it was great! Later we went to Aunt Penni's for a BBQ. Parker had fun eating her dirt while we played croquet. We reluctantly decided that this year might not be the best year for late night fireworks...I was pretty bummed, but tired of chasing Parker around. Plus he HATED the fire engines at the parade...I can only imagine how he would have liked hearing all the explosions in the sky. So sad...I guess we would have gone if we'd had the Yorba Linda park to go to. I think we need to go there next year!
Here's Parker and Joe in their matching blue and white shirts...I forgot to get a picture of the three of us so you could see my complimenting red one. Oh well...enough of me!
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Feel free to read on if you're interested in more pregnancy drama...since my blog is basically my journal, I have to write ONE MORE CRAZY STORY. This deserves it's own post, but I hate posting more than one at a time...the first kind of gets lost in the mass of blogs.

OK, so Monday night after coming home from Joe's softball game, putting Parker to bed, etc., Joe was outside and saw our neighbor pulling weeds from her driveway. We've been trying to be friends with this girl, so he came and got me to go talk to her while he sprayed the weeds. We were talking for a while and I started feeling really light-headed. I didn't say anything because I don't know her super well, and I didn't want to interrupt. A few minutes later we were about to leave and I started feeling REALLY sick. I told Joe, so he grabbed my arm to help me walk across the street, but I said that I couldn't walk. Everything started getting really blurry and black. I said that I needed to go sit down. Our neighbor went to get me a drink of ice water and I guess at some point I PASSED OUT! I remember being asleep and dreaming and waking up all of a sudden to Kari and Joe staring at me and asking me if I was OK. I was soaking wet (from sweat AND from ice that Kari was rubbing on my face and neck) and super confused. I guess I was only out for maybe 10 seconds, but poor Joe was ready to call 911. I was really freaked out because I've never passed out before, but I called my doctor (that I've yet to meet) the next morning. The nurse told me that passing out is actually really common when you're pregnant...who knew? She said that because your circulation is really bad, it's easy to get light headed like that and even pass out. Plus it's been SO HOT and I'm probably not drinking enough water (even though I feel like I drink a gallon every day). Needless to say, I do think I've been kind of in denial that I'm pregnant, so I've been doing everything I normally do without taking great care of myself. Don't get me wrong...I'm really excited...BUT I don't want to slow down. I was planning on running a half-marathon in August, but I'm starting to think maybe it's not the best idea. We'll see.... OK...I'm getting bored with this post, so sorry for the long-windedness! Let freedom ring!

9 comments:

Kimberly and Devon said...

Gosh, I haven't talked to you in like forever, so it was fun to read about your 4th of July! Next year we should go to Tennessee!

Stie: My Favorite Things said...

Scary stuff - you take good care of yourself!

Sounds like a fun 4th anyway though.

Diane said...

I love the look on Parker's face while he's getting his hair cut. You can tell he loves it! Happy Anniversary! I love the 4th of July too! Miss you guys...give Parker a kiss for me! Take care and don't push yourself too hard.

Ansku said...

Poor Robyn! Passing out like that! Thank goodness Joe was there to help you. I would be scared too if George would pass out! Parker is SO cute! He gets cuter and cuter everytime I see new pictures of him. :)

Tina said...

I have passed out before, it is very scarey, especially for our hubbys. Aside from a little bump on the head, Ive never had any other issues. Make sure to drink lots though.
Parker is adorable! This is so much fun!!!!

Sarah Beck said...

I love the cute picture of Parker on the side (Baby #1). I know what you mean about kinda forgetting you're pregnant during the first little bit. There's no bump yet, you can't feel the baby yet, and you really haven't seen anything on the ultrasound. I'm glad everything's okay

Michael said...

I'm with mom...I really like that picture of Parker on Joe's lap getting his hair cut! It is pretty dang cute. It looks kind of like he's thinking, "mom, don't bother me now, I'm getting my hair cut."

Grandma Hand said...

Oh my heck!! You will have to start taking care of yourself and really keep the water going - I mean both ways. A little joke. Parker is so cute and he does like you cutting his hair. I sure love the pictures.

Susie said...

I love the picture of Parker and Joe getting their hair cut- they both look very intent on what is going on! Take care of yourself- that heat in Utah is awful and it will suck you dry!