Wednesday, December 17, 2008


oh how frustrating! the detective called me today at work and said he had the girl i picked out in the line up at the station. he had been talking with her and her story was EXACTLY the same as mine as far as interactions go...names, dates, conversation. but her story differs from mine when we start talking about the packages. she claims she was sitting on 1171 in traffic...noticed trash cans on our street, and went on our street to go thru some of the trash (because some people leave chairs, tables, etc by their cans and say it's free to anyone who wants them). i say this can't be true because trash comes on thursday....she stole my stuff on a friday. and not only that, but my trashcans were in my garage...and who puts perfectly taped/unopened packages by a trashcan anyway? anyone? no. so then she said that she let me go through her car to see if my stuff was in there. not true either. and she claims she was never even on my porch--this one is tough because i never actually saw her on my porch. i saw 3 packages when i pulled in my garage, walked thru my house, saw her walking away with 2 packages in her hand, and that i now only had 1 package on my porch. i never saw her on my porch.

the detective said that he wasn't saying he was believing her side of the story necessarily, it was just weird that she didn't say, "it wasn't me. i don't know what you're talking about". (but how could she! i had a license plate number & picked her out! obviously it was her!) she instead told almost an identical story to mine--names of people and everything! he said he was going to refer the case to the DA to look at and decide if there's enough evidence to prosecute. if there was, then i'd have to testify against her. now that part REALLY freaks me out. because i'm pregnant, my memory is pretty shot, and i'm not sure i can remember everything the way it really happened a month ago! talk about not fair! and if you think about it, it's really only $160 in merchandise. is that a big enough deal to go to court for? what i really want is for her to just admit she screwed up, and then pay JCP & my vitamin company back the money they're out for having to reship my goods. that would be good enough for me! but no. the thought of the case being taken to the DA hasn't scared her into a confession! how bizarre! which also makes me start doubting there something i THOUGHT i saw, but didn't really?

so i need prayers, guys. this is ridiculous. i wish it would all just go away. i'm sick of dealing with it. and i know i could ask them to just drop everything, but i also really want justice to be served. this is not something i want to be dealing with right before christmas, and definitely not with only 11 weeks until i give birth! that's a little too much stress for me! :)

hopefully the next post will be a little more exciting (in a positive way!) than this one. happy wednesday, everyone!!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

big head, but i still love her!

well, today has been pretty eventful! i got up around 730 (thanks to a late doctors appointment!) and went down to the FM police station. the detective had called me yesterday at work to see if i could come in and identify the girl who stole my packages in a photo line up! i was so nervous about it because i didn't want to falsely identify someone. but then again, if it wasn't the picture of the girl registered to the car, i doubt they'd do anything anyway. luckily, i quickly identified her! i couldn't believe that i actually remembered! i mean, normally i have a freakishly good memory, but this pregnancy stuff has completely thrown me for a loop! at first, he wasn't going to tell me if i picked right or not, but at the very end, he told me i did. i doubt anything will come of this, but i'm resting in the fact that i've done all i can do! whatever happens from here on out is completely in God's hands.

after the police station, i had to fly to the doctor...i guess i wasn't watching my time too well. today was my glucose test (i'm just about 28 weeks!). i had to make sure i was having my blood drawn exactly 1 hour after drinking this super yummy chalky orange really wasn't that gross, but i'm not trading in my orange fanta for it! i got there in plenty of time, had my blood drawn, and should have those results back on monday. my appointment wasn't anything special. i guess she's getting to the age where you can't see all of her on one screen, so i was back to not knowing what in the world i was looking at. here's the important stuff: her head is measuring about 8 days ahead of schedule--i'm thinking she got that from the libby side. the rest of her body is measuring about 1-2 weeks smaller than her gestation....i'm not sure where that's coming from. i was an 8lb 4oz baby, so who knows. the last appointment (granted, that was week 20) she was in the 48th she's in the 24th. the doctor says it's nothing to worry about. she's still within the normal range of everything, just small--with a big head! :) her heart rate has slowed down to about 127 bpm, and she's already turned with her head down. i think it's great news that she's already turned with her head down! less likely i'll need a c-section! woohoo! but from now on, i go to the doctor every 2 weeks. my next appointment is on christmas eve! hopefully drew will get to go to that one since he'll be off work.

other than that, not a lot going on. drew won his first 8th grade game last thursday, so we're looking for a repeat tonight. tomorrow night we have a christmas part at my friend, joanna's house. and saturday will be full of running errands and relaxing, i'm sure.

happy thursday!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

it's december!

here's an update on what's been going on with us.

Police Front:
i still haven't heard back from the detective...not that i'm really expecting to, though.

Baby Front:
we found out our baby bedding was on final clearance at pbkids, so we just went ahead and bought it ourselves...couldn't afford to wait it out for showers. it was so hard just finding that bedding. but the room is all set up (minus stuff on the walls). we went last weekend and started registering...2 1/2 hours into it, my feet were throbbing, i was hungry, and i think both of our brains hurt from over thinking everything. that is NOT something you just wake up one morning and decide to go do. there's research that needs to be done! if only i'd known! hopefully we'll finish up this weekend. next week i have my week 28's the big glucose test. i'm sure everything will be fine. this saturday also marks the beginning of my 3rd (and FINAL) trimester! it's flying by! still no pictures.... sorry. i'm afraid of the camera (it adds 10 lbs! haha) OH! and i think we might have settled on a name, but none of you will get to know it until she's born. something has gotta be a surprise, right?

Thanksgiving Front:
thanksgiving was actually pretty neat this year. we hosted at our house--had my brother, mom & dad over to ONE meal! i used to get really upset when my parents would say to just combine holidays--i'd think, "they can't have their cake & eat it too." but now i'm realizing, that given our circumstances, we're actually pretty lucky that our parents still get along and are willing/wanting to be a family at those important times of the year! so, we decided to do it again for christmas. YEAH!

Christmas Front:
still no tree up. boo! :( maybe this weekend.
drew & i leave for oregon in 3 1/2 weeks. pray for safe travel & that they'll let me on the plane. i'm not really big or anything (ha! i could totally be lying, and most of you wouldn't even know!) but i hear that if you look like you're due any day, the airline might not let you fly....say a prayer because i'm REALLY looking forward to this vacation. and driving 30 hours each way wouldn't make it nearly as fun.

Drew Front:
tonight is drew's first 7th grade basketball game of the year. and tomorrow is the 8th grade. he's worried about his teams this year--i guess there's not a lot of raw talent like years past. many of them have never touched a basketball, and it sounds like they forget everything he teaches them in 5 seconds. he needs prayer for patience (but really, i'd say patience is one of his stronger attributes!). he's a good coach. i say, by the end of the year, they'll be fantastic as always.

Other News:
my sister is 12 weeks pregnant! yeah! she finishes her first trimester the same time i finish my 2nd. i was sad that our little girl wouldn't have any cousins close to her age within a 4 hour flight, but looks like she will now. but keep praying for my sister. she's got a 3 yr old and a 4 yr old already...had some complications at the beginning of this pregnancy, but it looks like prayer healed her! i love how God does the whole miracle thing. it's great!

other than that, not a lot going on around here. we're just enjoying the last few months of quiet before everything changes dramatically. i think we're going to get a christmas tree this weekend, but we'll have to see how that fits in with our 3 christmas parties....

it's almost christmas!