Monday, November 24, 2008

Baby Bean update

Precious baby bean who now has been named, but we'll call her baby bean for now, is still in her mommys tummy!! She is now 25 weeks and 3 days as of this post!! Thank you so much for your prayers, and please continue to pray for her!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Serious Prayers Needed

Last night when I got to work I saw the name of one of my couples that I work with through the RTS program, I was with them through their loss of their precious baby boy April 07, and we have remained in close contact.

She is 24 1/7 weeks pregnant with a baby girl now, and her water broke yesterday. She is in our hospital and we are doing all we can to help her. We watched the baby on ultrasound last night and it was a moment that stirred all of our hearts to watch this little girl moving and swallowing fluid it was such a relief and yet very scary.

She is now 24 2/7 today, please pray to keep this little "baby bean" inside of her mommy and healthy for as long as she can stay inside.

I want so badly for this pregnancy to last for this couple, they are one of the most amazing loving spiritual couples I have ever met, I just adore them and more then anything they want to parent a baby that lives here on earth with them.

(Due to HIPAA I can't not release names of the patient, however baby bean is not the name of the little girl, but just her nick name)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Dating Scene!

(this picture is just for humor)

And so the dating begins again.......

I had lunch with a guy hmmmmm I need a good Pseudonym for him, ah ha I got it, Christian Chris, ok so we met at Pita Jungle on Wed. we had a great lunch and sat there and talked for a very long time... He really reminded me of a guy from junior high that I used to date lol, We'll see if there is a date number 2 or not... He has a daughter that he has Mon-Fri so between his parenting and my schedule we'll see if it's in the cards...

Today I met Jason (no pseudonym yet) in north Scottsdale for some Thai food...... I don't think there will be a 2nd date, he was odd, and had yellow teeth, I know I'm mean, but I just didn't feel anything... Oh, and a word to the wise, if you don't have a gallbladder then DON'T eat Thai food :)

I had a great week off, Kris and I went out to Olive Garden and there new Chicken & Gnocchi soup is delicious! I did some shopping, and hung around the house with everyone home.. Bethany cooked every night she was off, she is quite the chef!

Last night we spent several hours in the ER with Danielle, her headache was the worst it's been ever an it was accompanied by throwing up, anyone in the medical field will think ICP, so I was a titch worried, but several meds and IV's later she was discharged home with more prescriptions. I have emailed Barrows and a few other places looking for help for her, her quality of life is crummy and she needs answers, so please keep her in your prayers!

PS I HAD to change my background, I hated the other Thanksgiving one!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Happy 8th Birthday Collin Diegle!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

See what happens when I am home confined to my bed and the couch? I blog lol...

The entire point of this blog was to tell my fun dating stories.. Well sheesh I haven't spoken about dating in a while now.. I have been so busy with Zacks home coming, and then been sick, that I haven't really given the dating thing much thought..

I haven't had any dates since Grill Will and I parted ways.... There are a few prospects out there, so we'll see... Being sick hasn't helped any because I haven't been motivated to chat with any of them... But you know what is sorta funny, Grill Will turned his "hooter" type bar into a gay bar instead..... This is one of those Arsenio Hall moments, things that make you go Hmmmmmmmmm......

On to being sick... I am so over being sick, I have no voice still, and a bad cough, headache, fever and a runny nose, I am thinking about going to a homeopathic Dr. any thoughts or suggestions? On Tuesday, the Nuero Diagnostic place confirmed what I knew all along, that I have carpal tunnel in both wrists, which I knew already.... So now I am waiting for the verdict as far as what I do from here. I tried to explain to the VERY rude Dr. at the imaging place that I need my hands for my job, and the importance of having full function in both hands, he brushed me off and said "yeah yeah I know" RUDE very RUDE, luckily for him I was deathly ill so I just sat there, had he had the real Brittney in his presence I would have spoken my mind and walked right out! PS, no that is not me in the picture, it just describes how I feel lol....

I have one of the best friends in the world, for numerous reasons... Do you see this picture of soup to the left? My best friend Kris D. made me that soup, and she dropped it off at my moms house, because I was going to spend some time there last night. This is the best soup I have ever had, I LOVE her chicken soup. I love that she manged to whip me up a batch of her home made chicken soup between sleeping, her kids, her husband, her bum shoulder and getting herself ready for work! She is an amazing woman, and I hope if I ever get married and have babies, that I am a super mom like her, and able to balance everything! Thanks Kris, I'm enjoying some soup right now as I lay on the couch wrapped up in the blanket you made me :) Your friendship is constant, steady, loyal and devoted, your the type of friend that will stand by you through life. If you need to call someone to pick you up in the middle of a snowy night because your car broke down, You would be there in a flash, hot cocoa in gloved hand. I am so blessed by you.... Thank you!

These are cupcakes that my sister, MINDY had made for her sisters for Halloween. They came in an adorable box, and they were so yummy... She also came over and brought us our house warming present, it was this huge beautiful bright colored platter, and adorable little bowls to match.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you. Jeremiah 1:5

You may have noticed a new button on my blog for awhile now, I know I have showed McKmamas blog around the nurses station a time or two. I would like you to please take the time to visit her blog and read about her McKMiracle...

Her baby Stellan was born at an interesting time in my life as a labor and delivery nurse. I will share a brief glimpse at her story:

"MckMuffin is our sweet newborn son S! In the womb, he was diagnosed with heart failure: premature atrial contractions at 20 weeks; supraventricular tachycardia, hydrops, and intermittent advanced secondary heart block at 23 weeks; and enlargement of the heart at 32 weeks. When the doctors told us at 24 weeks that our very ill baby would surely die, we chose to give our son completely to God, for He alone knows best. We have not stopped praising our Lord since then, for MckMuffin was healed and was born a well and whole full-term baby!! "

The faith that this family has exerted is amazing, please look around her blog, see the pictures of Stellans name all over the world, the people who know this baby only through a blog, who were praying for his life, the people who were trusting in the Lord. McKMamas blog is real, she takes us through her hospital stays, and NICU visits, BPP's, NST's etc.

Here is one more excerpt from her blog:

"Exactly 13 weeks after being told by the doctors that our gravely ill unborn baby would surely die...

...our MckMiracle entered this world, completely healed!!!"

Here is her link, enjoy her blog:

Another blog I found through McKMamas blog was: Bring the Rain

I can't tell you how many times I have read her blog and shed tears... I have attached a you tube video of a song her husband wrote. They were told their sweet baby girl would die as well, and they also chose to continue with the pregnancy... Yes, their sweet Audrey only lived a short time, however they left that decision to the Lord, and not to the Doctors to decide....

Please scroll down and stop my current music player before you play this video, so you can listen to the music...

I Will Carry You
There were photographs I wanted to take
Things I wanted to show you
Sing sweet lullabies, wipe your teary eyes
Who could love you like this?

People say that I am brave but I'm not
Truth is I'm barely hanging on
But there's a greater story
Written long before me
Because He loves you like this

So I will carry you
While your heart beats here
Long beyond the empty cradle
Through the coming years
I will carry you
All my life
And I will praise the One Who's chosen me
To carry you

Such a short time
Such a long road
All this madness
But I know
That the silence
Has brought me to His voice
And He says...

I've shown her photographs of time beginning
Walked her through the parted seas
Angel lullabies, no more teary eyes
Who could love her like this?

I will carry you

Monday, November 3, 2008

Lots of little updates need to be posted...

Laryngitis, I have it AGAIN this is the 4th time this year, I get it every time I catch a cold... Anyone have any thoughts on that or heard of a friend of a friend who's had the same problem? Because my Doc doesn't seem to know why or care, and I am a talker so I need my voice to do my job...

Saturday Nov. 1st was Zacks homecoming party, it was a great time.. The day was a titch hairy, Bethany had to be picked up from work because she was violently throwing up, so she was put to bed at 7 with phenergan. Danielle has been battling a headache in the base of her skull for 7 days, and that day was no exception, so the night before she was put to bed with percocets! My parents had to come over and help me. Thank God for my parents and for my sister Mindy for coming over and getting it all together, because there was only so much I can do. Kris D. and Chad came over early as well, I just needed my BFF there to make me feel better as the world was crashing down around me, I made her yell PINK PINK PINK to me, and believe it or not it helped. Pink is a key word to relax, your getting uptight lol atleast its a keyword for Kris and I. She brought over delicious food it was soooo yummy, that made me feel better too.

Here are some party pics: