Thrilling Thursday in the ghetto

Its been awhile since I blogged last and figured now is as good a time as any to fill you all in. So here we go with yesterdays excitement.

Yesterday started off normal, I thought about taking the kids to story time at the library but then remembered that trin still has a fever so we just stayed home. Normal nothingness for the rest of the day. Daniel gets home and the kids go down for a nap.

All Normal until I notice shadow had been barking for a longer then normal amount of time so I got up to go check. I see a group of high school kids sitting on the wall by my house. I watch them through the window cause I know the people in my neighborhood aren’t always the greatest. I hear one kid say “yea look there’s a brick over there…” he hops the wall into the parking lot beside my house so I go over and swing that door up “to shush my dog” which scares the crap out of the boy and his friend heading over to grab the brick which I can only assume is going to be used as a weapon. Needless to say they didn’t get the brick and I stood in the door way staring at them for a bit then came inside.

I Called 911 after that to let them know a group of 20 minors and at least 2 adults were sanding outside my house who looked like they are up to no good. Yes I’m a paranoid old person but with obvious good reason. I went and woke daniel up letting him know what was going on and I had just called the cops. I Asked if he could get up while we wait for them to show up. First 911 call was at a little after 3pm.

I went out front “to check the mail” really I wanted to see what they were up to from a different angle. My mom needed someone to pick her up after work and I wrote her a text and told her that daniel could go get her after the kids left or the cops showed up. A few more kids showed up and hung out for a while. Then at about 4pm 3 cars full of people showed up. I noticed the group was getting agitated so I called 911 while moving to the front yard. Its Kinda easy to “blend in” when they are all in fight mode cause they kinda get tunnel vision. So I’m standing in my drive way telling dispatch the situation has now changed cause 3 cars just pulled up with people that have bats and a machete. Once the machete dude lunges at a guy who goes and stands behind daniel on the porch while I start yelling. Don’t quote me I don’t remember exactly what was said  I just know it had some profanity in it and it startled them all enough to stop for a moment. They “regrouped” and started again. This happens a few more times. The 911 operator asks “ma’am who are you yelling at” to which I replied “the ‘effing’ kids trying to stab people in my front yard!” Bla Bla Bla I yell at a few more kids when one says “why don’t you call the cops then!!!!” So I waved my phone at him and said “who the ‘eff’ do you think I’m talking to!!!” Thats when they all try and reassure me that nothings going on and that everything and everyone is OK.

They hop in their cars and drive off. I let dispatch know the vehicles that are being driven and in what direction they are headed. The kid that almost got stabbed along with his group of friends went just 3 doors down from us. Yay for living so close to such awesome people!

While I was yelling I noticed a small trickle of fluids running down my leg. ***warning TMI approaching*** probably wouldn’t have noticed if I wasn’t in a dress without underwear on. Sorry you were warned. I remember thinking (while yelling) ‘holy cow did I just pee a little while yelling… (which I was doing at the top of my lungs and if you know me at all you know that is pretty freaking loud) ‘or did my water just break?’ After everyone left and I finally got off the phone with 911 daniel and I stayed outside waiting for the cops, which never showed,  and watching to see what else happened. While standing outside I start getting some pretty awesome contractions so I go inside to go pee cause I feel pressure, but don’t actually pee. Check what liquid is on my leg no oder so I think “maybe that was my water”. I go tell daniel what’s going on then run a bath, call my mom to let her know A. What just happened outside the house B. I think my water broke and C. We will come get her in a sec. I call my obs office to see what they want me to do and the conversation goes something like this “so funny question. there was a near stabbing in my front yard and I think my water may have broke while I was yelling at them…” she butts in “you need to go to the hospital” oh alright. All i wanted to do was soak in the tub. So now I have to sit in the tub while my brother gets home to pick up my kids and go get my mom from work. I then text some family members to let them know what’s going on. All the while the contractions have let up enough I don’t feel like I’m being ripped in half but still close and uncomfortable. My brother shows up; daniel and I leave for the hospital.  while parkingat the hospital  RPD calls me to ask if im still in the area. I informed her that no i was not cause i think my water broke and im having contractions. I let them know once again that a group of the people involved are just 3 doors down from where I live. She asks if I was hurt I told her no then she wanted to know if I was already at the hospital. like she’s gonna send out an ambulance or something. Ha no thanks I see how fast you guys responded to my first two calls, I’ll handle this one on my own.

I get there and have NO CLUE where I’m to go. I’ve only been to Parkview a handful of times and that was when my sister was pregnant 7 yrs ago!!! Good place to start is the ER. they send me to admitting where I wait about 20-30 mins to get that handled. Lame!!! Do you know how hard it is to fill out paperwork and answer question while in pain. Grrr. By the time they get a bed cleaned and me all hooked up I’m now only having mild contractions and slight pressure. she swabs for fluids; did you know amniotic fluid makes a fern leaf like pattern when it dries on a microscope slide. I love odd info. Anywho after that dries we know it wasn’t my water that broke just my fat broke body unable to “contain” it self under “pressure”. Lol gotta love being pregnant. Had to wait to get a second opinion on the fluids and then wait for a doc to check my out. By the time that happened @ 9ish I was only having braxton hicks type contractions and pretty much no more pressure so I told him I feel fine I’m ready to go home. (Oh p.s. there was a nurse shift change while I was there and when she came in to introduce herself and see how I was going I started to tell her “well you see what happened was…” she said “oh I heard all about the excitement”. Lol so did the doc, maybe they over heard me telling my dad when he showed up. I let them know I had a Ob appointment scheduled for Friday which they thought was great so home I went after stopping to get Carl’s Jr cause I was STARVING!!!!

so I hope you enjoyed the exciting tales of the ghetto S.A.H.M. Love you all and thanks for all your prayers and concerns.


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I was amazed!

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I’m so happy to share it with you!

Just look at it! Isn’t it incredible?

I never would have thought it’s possible!

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well that went by fast

dang I can not believe how fast these last couple years have gone. My babies aren’t babies anymore. I have 2 children in school this year and my youngest is about to turn 3. THREE!!! can you believe it?! I know random people blogging is on the way out and I don’t have anything awesome to contribute to the internet world but reading through some of my old blogs (on a quest to find a blog post I might have transferred from myspace. old school I know) and I realized blogging was very cathartic for me. soooo I’m taking it back up. Here I go.

1.I’d like to start with some pretty awesome news. Daniel started his 1st day at moldings plus today. Hes been out of work for 6 months so this is very much an answer to many prayers. Thank you all who have prayed with us through this.

2. The kids are going to a charter school and I love it very very much But with some things that have been going on with Trin in her personal life and health we made the decision to make the switch out of their Mosaic program which was 3/5 regular school and 2/5 independent studies where I taught her the content and at the pace they set up to go into full blown homeschool. I am so lucky to have an AMAZING ES Michelle Sullivan and a great friend Erin Meissner to help hold my hand through this transition. We are starting our third week and I have made it thru the 1st of many nervous breakdowns and am feeling on top of the world. 🙂 The kids go in to the learning center 1 day a week for enrichment classes and they love it. Trin was sick on the 1st day of that but they both are loving it.

3. We are coming on up birthday season for the kids and I can not believe it. Trin will be 8 in Dec. Micah will be 6 in just a few weeks and the baby will be 3 in Jan. I said a while back “maybe we should stop calling him ‘baby'” then I realized what that meant and quickly said “no once we do that we will end up with anther baby” lol  which if anyone cares is not on our to-do list but if God so chooses to bring us another one we will be happy. Scared out of our minds just like we have been the last 3 times but happy none the less. ETA and what did we do just 2 months later? Get pregnant with Anneliese  😆

4. Daniel and I are about to celebrate 9 years of marriage. Doesnt seem that long and yet it feels way longer sometimes. Ive known Daniel since I was 4. Thats a crazy long time to know someone. lol so we’ve known each other now for 28 years. Been together for 12 years and married for almost 9.

5. Trin will be seeing a pediatric GI specialist in about 1.5 months. this is both just a routine check up that should be happening since her surgery when she was a baby and to get some answers to some tummy and bowel troubles she’s been having. Praying for answers and relieve. Her appointment is on Oct 21st.

6. I don’t know what else to say other than we have been weathering some pretty constant storms and can finally see a little break in the waves. I really, really enjoyed one of the verses Pastor Matt talked about on Sunday. 2 Samuel 22:5-7,17 “The waves of death overwhelmed me; floods of destruction swept over me. The grave wrapped its ropes around me; death laid a trap in my path. But in my distress I cried out to the LORD; yes, I cried to my God for help. H heard me from his sanctuary; my cry reached his ears…He reached down from heaven and rescued me; he drew me out of deep waters.

thats all for now. 🙂