So, I never pictured my third trimester would be so full of crazy things being thrown at me by life! I'm so sad that I've been MIA for the boards for basically the last 3 months. Hopefully my life is calming down just in time for it to get crazy with having Reagan in the upcoming days!
Baby Info: I'm 1cm dilated and 50% effaced as of my appt yesterday, so I guess I'm officially a ticking time bomb!
Life: My dad thankfully came home from the hospital a couple of weeks ago. He is doing much better, and though it's hard to see him having to take things so slow, we are just so happy he's home. He's on oxygen, and now going to therapy to basically re-learn how to breathe to get the most oxygen, as well as how not to panic when he's a bit out of breath. He's taking lots of breathing treatments and that seems to help keep his O2 saturation in the 90's consistently, so we are so thankful.
Last Sunday suddenly, my cat passed away. He was only 11, and started acting like he was in pain last week. We took him to the vet, who diagnosed him with hypertension and drew 3/4 of a liter of fluid from his lungs. Those who know cats know that they don't show pain until they just can't take it, and apparently he had been having heart issues for a while and we just had no idea. Well, apparently he was worse than the doctor thought, because he suddenly passed away on Sunday evening. I went to check on him, and he was just gone. The vet thinks that he may have had a heart attack. My heart broke into a million pieces, this cat was truly our first baby. Brad brought him home to my for my 20th birthday, and he took us from being a couple to a "family." He was a mutt, but his main breed was Ragdoll, and they are a lot like dogs, they follow you from room to room, play with you, and are insanely loyal. I must have cried for 3 hours straight on Sunday.
I took off work Monday, since I had no sleep at all and was just still in so much shock. Since then, I'm feeling better, but I just don't know what else could possibly happen to me here in this last month without me simply just going insane.
Our living situation is still tense, DH and I are staying with my brother, which was wonderful...but now he's moved in his girlfriend and her 3-year-old, and the girlfriend drives us mad. That's a whole OTHER story...the short version is that now her and my brother are preggo. I'm so happy for him, because he has no children (he's 40), and has always wanted a son or daughter...but the GF is just a hot mess. She's 27, immature, doesn't parent her daughter beyond putting her in front of a TV, doesn't clean up after herself and just makes us crazy. I am better at ignoring her, but it stresses out DH so much. I just wanted this to be our time. I'm so b*tchy right now, and I know I have so much to still be thankful for, it's just hard to keep the good in sight right now with the bad.
If you've made it this far, I'm sorry for griping so much. I just can't take much more without exploding.
Here's a picture of Noah, our cat, I miss him SO much!