Sunday, July 31, 2011

July 31 Journal Entry: Family Updates

My husband was diagnosed with diabetes last week.  We are learning lots of info to control it.

Work has already gotten hectic again.  School starts very soon.

We still don't know the sex of the new grandbaby that will be here in November.  Other than that, things seem to be going well with Chelsea.

Millie is fully potty trained.  I haven't seen her in 2 weeks.  I'm looking forward to her visit today!

I'm very disappointed in some of the choices my son, Chase, has made.  I'm hoping he comes to his senses soon.

I can't believe Jordan, my baby, is now a senior.  Full band camp starts for him tomorrow.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

STILL a Mystery!

Chelsea went for her next ultrasound yesterday.  The little booger still would not uncross its legs!!  We STILL do not know that sex of this baby!  As someone said, "I guess it's gonna be very modest."  Oh well.  As long as "it" is healthy, we'll have to just be surprised.  I don't know if she'll have another ultrasound or not.  She wants to have one of those new 3D or 4D ones.  Those are pretty neat.  You can really tell how the baby will look. She had this one done at the hospital.  And, since the doctor was not at this one, the nurse doing it said that she couldn't tell them anything about the fluid level.  They were disappointed at that...and still worried.  They will have to wait on the doctor to get the report.  The nurse did tell them that if something was wrong, they would probably hear something by the end of the day.  At least they never did. 

Chelsea gets so stress out about things.  She is still taking classes for a major in secondary education.  She stresses out about tests and homework so much.  I told her that it wasn't good for the baby, and to try to relax.  Maybe she will.  She deals with mental illness, like my husband, so I worry about her.  She is a great mother, though.  I just pray all will turn out fine.

Friday, July 15, 2011

July 15 Journal Entry: Summer Break??

Can't believe people are already talking about "back to school" stuff.  I haven't had my summer down time yet!

Monday, July 11, 2011

July 11 Journal Entry: Britny's 21st Birthday

My only daughter would've been 21 today.

 Happy birthday, Britny Madison.  I'm sure your mawmaw and pawpaw are having a wonderful time with you.  I love you. 

If you don't know about Britny, you can read the fully story here.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

July 10 Journal Entry: Teenagers!

My teenagers are going to be the death of me yet!!!  I feel like I'm losing control over them.  I've gotta stop being so nonchalant about things, and start being a stricter parent.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Still a Mystery

I was hoping to be able to post about the sex of my next grandchild.  Chelsea had an ultrasound yesterday.  That shy little thing kept its legs crossed!  They are. going back for another ultrasound (or sonogram, I don't know the difference...or if it's the same thing) in two weeks because the amniotic fluid is low.  This worried me a bit when Justin told me.  Chelsea is about 21 weeks along.  I lost a baby at 22 weeks on July 11, 1990 because my amniotic fluid was leaking.  But Chelsea hasn't noticed anything out of the ordinary, so we are praying for normal results when she goes back in two weeks.  Please say a special prayer for them.  I'll post about it again as soon as I know something.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Just My Two Cents Worth

Yesterday I was visiting my parents when my aunt and her boyfriend came up.  My aunt was talking about how they had just stopped by her son's house to visit, and he refused to let her in while her boyfriend, David, was with her.  From what my mom says, my aunt's son and daughter have no use for David because basically, David is stupid.  He doesn't have my aunt's best interests at heart.  He only cares about himself.  When my aunt has been battling cancer and needed to go into rehab at the local nursing home, David was the one to keep her from doing so.  My mom even said that David cursed out my aunt's daughter just because she was trying to help out her mother.  I don't know if it's just jealousy on his part...but just from what I know, he's stupid.  Literally.  He doesn't have much sense, at all.  And this brings me to my point.  Knowing that their mother is a sick lady, should her children keep their distance just because they have a problem with David?  Should they throw away this time with her just because they don't agree with her choice of a partner?  I don't know the whole situation.  I know it has to be hard for them to see David go against all that is good for their mother.  But, I don't think she is gonna give David the boot, either.  From her point of view, she has a companion in him...something her children cannot be because they have their own families.  Maybe they should just lay down some ground rules and stick to them instead of alienating their mother altogether.  I know that this is totally none of my business.  And, I would never say anything to them about it.  It's just an observation that I hope to learn from.  I think we should put aside differences for family so that there will not be regrets when it is too late to do anything about it.  Just my two cents worth...

Monday, July 4, 2011

Ganna is Music to My Ears

I've finally gotten around to taking a few vacation days off work.  We went to visit the little family Saturday.  Justin cooked out for us.  Millie is getting cuter and prettier by the minute.  I love that little thing so much!!  I'm not the only one who feels this way either!
She loves her uncles!

She loves her poppa

And even though I didn't get a picture with her, I think she loves me, too.  By the way, you know how I decided my grandma name was gonna be Granda?  Well, as of now, it is Ganna.  That is just fine with me.  In fact, it's music to my ears each time this precious little girl says it. 

On Wednesday, Chelsea goes in for an ultrasound.  Hopefully, we will know what the next baby is going to be!!!  I can't wait!!! I'm so excited!!! Boy or Girl????  Who cares?!!!!  Just another healthy baby to love on is fine with me!!

Friday, July 1, 2011

July 1 Journal Entry: Change

I found out today that there are big changes ahead at work.  I'm not sure how it will be.  I'm a little excited, yet a little nervous.  Change is always hard.