Saturday, November 26, 2011

2nd time around...

Being pregnant for a 2nd time is so different than the first.  I'm guessing this is purely do to the fact that I don't have the time to obsess over every single pain, gurgle or baby movement.  I'm busy watching O most of the time or working or cleaning, cooking, I'm not as obsessed with every baby feeling. 

Baby G2 is due on January 10th, but do to complications during the birth of O, I'm forced into a repeat C-Section.  It is going to take place on January 5th at 9:30am.  I did not pick the date or time...I left it up to the High Risk OB who is performing the procedure.  Dave and I did not want the responsibility for picking our child's birthday, we wanted it to be as close to random as it could be. 

I am excited to meet Baby G2, but I am stressed about how we are going to make it all work financially.  Money is going to be tight - for the next 5 years or so.  LOL.  So that freaks me out, but other than that, the prospect of having a small person is exciting.  I'm hapy that O will have a sibling and that our family will increase by 1, but I know in my heart that even if I wasn't medically banned from having another child, I wouldn't go for 3.  I feel like at this point, 2 is really all we would be able to handle - emotionally, mentally and financially.  Nevermind the fact that I don't really think my body could go for 3.  I think it's reached it's physical peak with Baby G2.

In just under 6 full weeks, Baby G2 will be joining our little family.  I look forward to welcoming him or her to the fold - and watching O develop into a big sister!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Occupy This...

First, let me start off by saying that I am firm believer in the rights of citizens to be open about their disappointment with the way the government is run.  I think it's amazing that we live in a nation where people can express their feelings under protection of the law.  I believe people should always stick by their guns and really remain true to their beliefs. 

Ok - now that I've given my disclaimer, I feel I can say that I am really sick of the Occupy Boston (or insert any city here) Movement.  I am not against the initial messaging of the discrepancy in the distribution of wealth, but I am against the movement in it's current form. 

It seems that the people who are occupying Boston don't even seem to know why they are there.  Or can't even explain what problems they have with the government that prompted them to join the movement.  There was even one woman who even said that she just wanted to "occupy," but had no real reason for being there.  She was a protestor in the 1970's and wanted to join in the "fun." 

I've heard other reports of crime, sexual assault, public bathroom usage and drug crimes going on in the "tent cities" across the nation, but for some reason it does not seem like much is being done about it by the police.  I realize that citizens have the right to decline police services, but this just seems ridiculous to me.  Aren't the places that these people are "occupying" publically owned?  And in that case shouldn't these people be policed appropriately? 

Also, it is infuriating to me that people are saying the live in "tent cities" with communal governments that seems to be making their own rules and trying to police themselves.  They don't live in a separate city, they are a group of people, with no real unified message, that are camping out on public property. 

In Boston, these people are being given electricity!  Seriously?  I find that completely foolish.  If I paid taxes to live in Boston, and my tax money was paying for this - I think I'd be OCCUPYING CITY HALL asking the Mayor to cut these people off!  There is no real reason any of these people should be getting free electricity to take over the Rose Kennedy Greenway.  I wonder if any of the money used to clean up this mess will come from state taxes?  If I find out it is, I will be on the phone with the Governor's office everyday.  There are plenty of other ways tax money could have been productively spent without spending it to repair the mess these people are making.

All this is on top of the fact that the Occupiers do not have any permits to be on the greenway.  A paid and planned event, which was permitted, was actually cancelled this year because of the Occupiers.  That is really just a great example of how much control a group of disorganized people have had over one area of Boston.  It is a disgrace.

And finally - My formal response to the sect of Occupiers who say that they are unable to pay bills, get jobs, etc...

"I am not in the 1%.  I am in the process of paying back over 60k worth of student loans for both my Undergraduate and Masters Degree programs.  Each month I pay my debt back on time and in full.  My husband and I also own a home, pay a mortgage and our bills.  We live within our means and still manage to survive.  We don't expect handouts or bailouts, but work for what we have.  I have a 3 year old who goes to daycare and a baby on the way.  I believe America is about doing what you have to do to survive and thrive, just as those who founded our country did.  Rather than complain about all the things I don't have and ask other people to give me some of there wealth, I intend to work for the things I want and build my own future.  I am part of the 99% who is where they are due to hard work, perserverance and sacrifice."

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

return of the mom

I lost my google password.  that's where i've been.  i've not been hiding, or abstaining from media...i honestly lost the password to the site!  i found it today and couldn't have been happier!  i completely missed my creative outlet to vent, rant and muse about the happenings of mommyhood, wifedom and the constant inner struggles of an independent woman confined to the life she's created.  :)  in a good way of course! 
more to come...