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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Just stuff...creativity lacking and boredom abound..

So.. I got a message from one of my "fans" asking if I was still doing my blog.  I had to giggle because its been a little boring around here lately and I am not really one to write about nothing.  I mean, if I were that type of creative person, I'd be rich like the creater of Seinfeld or Curb Your Enthusiasm, right?  BTW, love both of those shows.  So, here I am, and I'll add my disclaimer now:  Be prepared to be bored, its really about nothing.

So, I finished my Deutsch language class last week and it was a little bittersweet.  I think for a  lot of "expatriots", these classes are more of a social outlet than a learning tool as some of the "students" are there just because they are forced to be there, not because they want to learn the language and be "integrated".  I HAD to take it because Germany said I had to in order to live here, but I also want to learn the language to be able to live a little more independently and not have to depend on my husband to translate constantly.  Trust me, the first time I was able to order my OWN meal in a restaurant, I giggled like a schoolgirl.  Yeah, doesn't take much to thrill me...ha ha.   So, the language portion of the course is finished, now I have a 4 week break and have an Orientierens course starting mid November.  It will teach me all about German culture, politics and other aspects of living in Germany.  I wish I didn't have to take it, but I can't take the state mandated exam without it, so I'll be there.  I'll also be 7 months pregnant when its done, so that should be fun.  I'm hoping to take my exam mid December, but if I can't. I'll have to take it in later January.  8 months pregnant and taking a test....oh joy....maybe they'll take pity on the pregnant woman...ha ha..I doubt it.   Here were my classmates:

The class was comprised of 1 American, 1 Irish girl, 2 Turks, 1 Chinesisch, 1 Banglo, 1 Moroccan, 1 Lebanese, 1 Polanisch, 3 Russisch, 1 Irani, 1 Romanisch,  and 1 Ethiopisch.  Quite the United Nations, huh?

So, now I've got all this free time, well for the next month anyway, and what am I gonna do?  Well, I have to keep up on my German, so I will be doing some exercises every day just to stay fresh.  yay.  I suppose I could reorganize things...but I don't really have the room to do it, so things will stay where they are for now. Hm...I suppose I can read more...Jeez..its gonna be a long month!

So, some of you might have read the recent baby update on Facebook, so I won't repeat it here.  Suffice to say that both Heshe and I are doing fabulously well and I'm grateful for not having any complications as of yet.  I'm committed to proving not only medical professionals but everyone else that a fat woman, seriously fat, can have a healthy and uncompromised pregnancy.  I've always said that living this large is not for everyone, and I don't think its the healthiest lifestyle, but I've also always worked on BEING healthy at my size, and so far its paid off.  Can it last forever?  Likely not, so I'll do what I can to be healthier at whatever size I am. friend Sarah said that she(maybe not YOU) wants to hear gory details about the pregnancy.  If you DON'T, stop reading...but it seriously won't get too bad, I promise.

What is UP with constipation???  I'm serious...I'm in HELL because I can't seem to move much of anything without bathroom time cutting into my sleeping time.  I sit and I sit and I SIT, and whatever is expelled, IF it is expelled, is so NOT what needs to exit that its frustrating as hell. So, I try to eat more fiber...veggies...fruits...drink more water....NOTHING.  Then, when I least expect it, when I am somewhere that isn't exactly "expulsion friendly", I can't get seated quick enough.  Then I sound like I'm having wayyyyyy to much fun because as we all know, nothing feels as good as when you can get THAT kind of relief.  So, yesterday at the OB, he sees my discomfort in sitting up from the table because my pelvic ligaments are on fire lately and he prescribes me some Magnesium tablets to help be a natural relaxer for the muscles.  They will also help with the leg cramps too.  Then he goes on to say, which I had to have translated by my husband, that they will likely cause loose stools.  I say "OH, THANK GOD!!".  Now, let me tell you this;  my Dr. is not German, he is Pakistani but speaks German but speaks no English and he understood what I said PERFECTLY.  He then said that if they got too loose and frequent, to just stop taking the pills for a day or so.  Right now, I want to take them by the HANDFUL!  I'll let you know how everything comes out...ha ha...That was for YOU, Sarah!

So...on to a brighter, less poop filled adorable nephews!  Some years ago, my brother Jason managed to find a great girl who for some reason found him irresistable and married him.  Naw...I love my brother and he is a good kid, so I am slightly exaggerating when I say that.  Anyway...they have gone on to procreate TWICE and I was lucky enough to be able to meet ONE of my nephews about 4 months after he was born:

I can't even TELL you how hard I cried when I had to leave him, I was only there a few hours...but luckily for me, my brother and SIL keep Auntie Sissy alive and he knows who I am for sure...thank you both!   So, that pic was taken at 4 months....and here is the latest one...with a fancy new haircut:\

I swear, if he gets any cuter I don't know what I'll do.  Tell me he's not the most handsome little fella on the planet?  Yeah, I'm biased...;-)

Then along comes Carter....who by all accounts is the exact OPPOSITE of Dylan...I have yet to get to meet my little one...which is heartbreaking any way you look at it, but again, I hope that he'll know who Auntie Sissy is when I DO get to hold my lil is my dark haired boy:

I'm told that he adores his big brother and they do nothing but laugh and giggle together.  I tell him Mom that will last a couple more years and then the beatings will begin!  Recent antics had Dylan putting Carter into the entertainment center and closing the door and laughing...oh, and thats just the beginning,I'm sure!  Recent "sharing" of a blue marker:

Right now, pics are all I have but hoping to get to my boys soon..Auntie Sissy loves you both very much!

So.., there you  have it...just some blog filler to brighten your day.  I hope you enjoy it, and hopefully something funny will happen soon!


  1. Thanks for the pregnancy update. You know I appreciate that sort of stuff. I'm sympathetic with your constipation woes. The only time I really have to go is when I'm in the middle of teaching a class or when I know there is no bathroom available. My body is a cruel mistress.

  2. Oh yeah...its always in the middle of a store that doesn't have a bathroom, too! On one hand, its kind of convenient to NOT have to go, but on the other hand, it always hits you when you CAN'T get to a WC fast enough!