Tuesday, December 16, 2008

28.4 Weeks and Christmas is nearing....

So I am 28 weeks! Whoo Hoo! I am really happy because I get to feel this little guy move around a lot, and Christmas is almost here. What do the 2 have in common??? Absolutely nothing. LOL!

Santa was really good to the boys this year, They got a Wii, and a slew of everything for the Wii, they also got brand new Nintendo Ds's and a slew of games to go with those also. So it's like a video game Christmas! They are going to be soo excited!! I can't WAIT to play the Wii! LOL!

I just can't believe that Christmas is almost here, and this is the first year that everyone is done, my cards are all sent out on time, and I can just relax
I am feeling not so great. Last night, I had another bout of my wonderful painful condition. Everytime I stood up I was having a contraction, and I was experiencing a lot of pain in my hips, groin area,, and other areas we won't mention....LOL! I love feeling him move around, but in the same breath, I am soo done being pregnant if I am going to end up on bedrest this time again. At least this time it will only be for 2 months, instead of 4 months. I can deal with that.

Rowan got his stitches out the other day. LOL! It took 3 of us to hold him down and get them out, but the area looks like it's not going to scar if at all~which is good. I don't want him to have a scar.

I am so not ready for snow, or ice, or whatever we are about to get. I hate the cold weather, always have! I'm a summer all year type of person! LOL! How many more days until spring?!?!?

Whatever, you do what you got to do!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Rowan's first hospital trip last night

So I was cleaning my family room, and had the bunny cage in the middle of the floor, and I was vacuuming. Rowan and the kids were playing~and Rowan was being cute and spinning around the family room. Well he fell on his own feet, and took a header into the corner of the cage. By the time he was done gushing blood, I noticed that the cut was deep. I was not sure if it was deep enough to constitute stitches, but it looked pretty bad. So Bill was passed out upstairs, (mind you this was at 7:30 pm) so I rounded up all the kids, and headed to the hospital. (Better safe than sorry) 2 hours later, Rowan ended up with 4 stitches. Poor guy~I felt so bad for him as they were holding him down so he could not move. Poor guy was screaming his guts out!

So ontop of Bill getting neutered, it has been a long day! LOL! So now I have the "Stitch Twins" running around injured. LOL! Oh well, boys will be boys!

Monday, December 1, 2008

26.3 Weeks and my knee

So I am almost at that 30 week mark! Whoo Hoo! How exciting! However I want to murder the shortest of the Coral's because he ripped off the wallpaper border in the nursery, and now I have to remove the rest of it, and figure out what I am going to do for the new baby! Grr..... I can't believe that he did that! I was so happy that I had nothing to do to the nursery! (I knew it was too good to be true!)

Either way, I am feeling pretty good, considering that my knee is killing me. The more I stand or walk on it, the more it bothers me, sends a shooting pain down my shin, and around my knee cap. I can't stand it! Literally!

Thanksgiving was nice, and calm. The kids did not eat, but what else is new! I can't wait for school to start back up for a few more weeks! LOL! We are getting a Christmas tree today because in 4 more days...............


Yes! It's true! Unless God has other plans, we will officially be done being pregnant all the time!!

The kids are getting ready for Christmas. Donovan has a speaking part at church during mass, I can't wait to see what he's going to do! I'll record it! Speaking of recording, I video taped Austin moving around in my belly. He was beating me up like crazy last night! It was soo cool! I am going to miss feeling the babies move. It's such an awesome feeling!!

So we have decided to FINALLY take the boys to Disney for Christmas next year! I am really excited because I think my kids are the only kids that have never been there! So for us to actually make this decision to take them is awesome! Hell, if Jon and Kate plus 8 can do it, then we certainly can also! Except we don't have the huge entourage like they do!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

24 weeks and UGH!

So I am not feeling that great again. I am having a lot of contractions, not painful, but they give me a headache. Go figure. I had a little red spotting and a radiating pain under my belly on top of it, so it made me worried. I am on a bedrest again, but that's okay. (Less laundry I have to do!) LOL!

Austin is moving around like a major champ! I really notice a difference in the movement patterns lately. Where last week, I never really felt movement, but this week, I feel everything! It's really cool~and the boys really enjoy it! They think it's the coolest feeling, they tell him they love him. It's so cute!

We should be done getting our estimates soon, I can't wait to start this basement. We think it will be started before Austin comes. So January/February~ish. I want every freakin' toy down these stairs, and I never want to see another toy up here again! LOL! Donovan is really excited to have his bedroom down there, and Brayden can't wait to move his room to the bedroom on the 1st floor! Then this house will have gone from a 4 bedroom 2 1/2 bath house to a 6 bedroom, 3 1/2 bathroom house. Pretty nice huh?! It will balance out all the kids, and all the commotion on the main floor! I don't know WHAT it's going to be like with 5 boys under 7 when the time comes! LOL!

we are also having a shed made, so that will be nice, keep my darn garage clean! (and my basement!) Also, we are pulling up the hardwood pergo, and putting down another carpet.....darkish brown burber. Something to tie in our kitchen cabinets. It's going to be nice. I really can't wait!

Jordan is almost fully potty trained. We have only had 2 accidents, which is not bad. If you put a diaper on him, then he is going to go in there. But if you leave it off, he goes in the toilet. It will be nice to only have to change 1 diaper for a little while before Austin comes, then I am back to 2. LOL! Do you guys realize that I have been changing diapers constantly for 6 years?!? LOL!

I can not believe Thanksgiving is next week! Gosh, where has the time gone!?! Then Christmas is going to be here before we know it!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Blinded By the Light!!

So Bill and I have a running joke in the house.

I had bought these light bulbs on sale and thought the price was really good. However, I did not realize that they were 100 watts each. LOL! So we have them on, in our bathroom. 4 Of them. So that's 400 Watts of lights just in my vanity. Well, god forbid if you go in there when it's dark, because you are literally "Blinded by the light" for a good 3 minutes or so!

So Bill started making jokes about how NASA Satellites can see our house from the Bathroom skylight. LOL! Well, he just sent me this email this other day and the next one is from this morning~and they were so hysterical, I had to share it with you!

ok miniature.

btw - Got another call fm NASA this am. Apparently, the light fm our
bathroom blinded the pilot of the space shuttle and sent the shuttle out of
the moons orbit.
they said if it happens again, that we are getting a 5 million fuel
surcharge. i told them that you would work off the debt if it does happen
again. lol!!!!

William Coral | Director of Merchandise Operations |PVH Dress Shirt Group |

Then today I got this one...

Ok.....This one was my fault..... I put "the light" on this am to take a
shower like I usually do and went about my routine.
Well, just before leaving the house this am I received a strange call on my

The call was from a Martian named Commander Nanu. Apparently, "the light"
began to incinerate the control panel on board their Martian battleship and
caused them to crash land on Mercury at about 6:20am this am. Commander
Nanu told me if I have that light in the am again at that same time, that
they will come abduct me and melt my brain.

Pls dont make the same mistake I made! lol!!

William Coral | Director of Merchandise Operations |PVH Dress Shirt Group |


Thursday, November 13, 2008

23.6 Week OB Appointment

So today I had my dr. appointment with John. The baby is doing great, he's still transverse, Not head up or down. Just sideways. I am good also! LOL, I don't know if you can believe it or not, but I've already gained 12 this past MONTH! LOL! I started out at 113 lbs, and I am now 136.

John said that apparently this is just how I gain weight, and that I tend to have a bump in my weight around this time~so he's not worried about my weight gain because I have normal sized babies! LOL! My luck this kid is going to come out wearing 12 months. LOL!

My blood pressure was 118/70, and I guess no sugar in my urine! I go back in 4 weeks! December 9, 2008 11:15 am. Then I will probably get my glucose test done after that appointment. Then this kid is going to be here in no time!!

I can't believe how fast it's going to go, because if you really think about it~the holidays make the last part of the year go by so fast, then I am due in Beginning of march (maybe the last week in February,) And that is literally right around the corner from New Year's. Wow!

Brayden got to feel Austin move around, so now he's so excited! He thinks it's so cool, and he'll talk to him and tell him how much he loves him. It's so cute! I love feeling him move around. He's not super active, but when I do feel him, it's just the most awesome feeling.

We are starting to get estimates on our basement. I think that is the major project we are going to start with. Plus we need a shed to store all the lawn and gardening crap. Then the basement is going to be awesome!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Donovan's 1st grade report card Quaarter 1

Donovan got his report card! He did such an awesome Job!! We bought him the Lego Star Wars game for his Nintendo DS. I am so happy that he is doing so well. We are super proud of him!! Here is his report card! Click on it to enlarge it!


'Tis the Season (part 1.)

Only because I'm sure there will be a part 2 to this. LOL!

So is anyone else dreading this time of year?? I am happy that I get to at least have Thanksgiving at my house, because you know; with 500 children, it's hard to keep them all at bay! At least here, they can chill and I don't have to worry if they are going to break anything. I love Thanksgiving! Yummy food, and I am totally craving my favorite Creamed Peas!

I told the kids that Thanksgiving is a time where we are thankful for our family and friends, (what we have left), and that they have to give away their old toys to charity! LOL! (They were not happy about this!) But I figured that since we are staying here, and getting ready to finish the basement, that we really need to be rid of the toys that have no matches, or no purpose anymore. It will reduce a lot of the clutter here, and it will give us more room for the new stuff.

I think I am thankful for the fact that their list really consists of video games, and Legos (the tiny ones, not the big ones.) Otherwise, they are pretty easy! (Thank God for having all boys! Less tiny toys to run around the house!) So movies, Lego's and Video games. (I bought them a Wii, they are going to be soo excited!) They can play their gamecube games on it, so it's less games that we have to buy. They are going to get the lego series games (batman, indiana jones, star wars, star wars chronicles) They are going to be so excited!

'Tis the season for the Chinese Apple (Pomogranate). I love these things, and they are a very expensive habit! Thank God the good season for them is only 1 month. LOL! I think in that month Bill buys me at least $100.00 worth! They are so good and addicting. However, I want to start getting my nails done, and I can't because the juice stains your hands and nails pretty bad. So it looks like I have dirty hands. LOL! I guess I'll get them done before christmas when the season for them ends.

I am not looking forward to the winter. So much so, that Bill and I have changed our plans (again) and we are staying in the Big Blue house and we are going to buy a Summer home more than likely in Orlando. I can't believe how cheap the houses there are!! I figured the market would be expensive there because of how close to Disney and all the attractions they are. But I guess I was wrong! This house will also be where we potentially retire. So I am excited! (This will not be for a good few years~we want somewhere close to orlando because of the kids~so we can start traveling with them and have a secure place to go.) We'll see!

Thanks for reading!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

23 Weeks Pregnant, and a start to blogging

I am now 23 weeks pregnant! I am starting to feel this little guy moving around like crazy! It's so awesome. I love these days when you feel the movement. To me it's the most amazing time.

I figured I would start this blog site because I canceled my myspace profile. I like myspace, but I find that Facebook is much nicer, and less viruses. So since I am linking this to that, it will not be so bad. However, I just lost so many blogs since the beginning of this pregnancy, it's sinful. Oh well~a fresh new start is always a good thing I guess!

Brayden is going through Oedipus syndrome, it's crazy how much in love this child is with me. He want's to marry me, and he calls me beautiful all the time. It's so funny. Donovan had it, but it was not that bad. This time is crazy! The stuff he comes up with is hysterical! He told me that when Bill and I break up then he can marry me. LOL! I said well, you can't marry me~then he said "Well, when you guys break up, then daddy can have a girlfriend." (where do kids come up with this crap!) But it is really hysterical!

Donovan is doing so great in school. That child is pulling 100%'s on all of his tests (with the exception of 1 or 2 80%'s.) He is very smart, and he's keeping up like a champ. He loves Cub Scouts, because all of his school friends are in it. We are starting to do a lot of community service stuff, and we are advancing really well (and quickly). I am happy!

Jordan is doing really great also. It's amazing that the kids that we planned are non-listening pains in the ass, but the ones that were not planned are much better listeners.....go figure! He officially started potty training, and he's completed so no more pull up diapers for him!! (except for night time!) He is doing fantastic, but still trained later than Brayden (he trained himself at 2 1/2 all by himself.)

Rowan is so smart also. He says a lot of words, and he's communicating really well with people. However, he still hates some strangers, and won't let me work out at the gym. It's not fair! LOL! I can't believe that he turned 1! My baby grew up too fast!

I am doing well, I love my band~though our schedule is laxed a bit. Hopefully we are going to pick up for the new year~which will be nice! I am Donovan's Tiger Cub Scout Den Leader. I love it, the kids are great! They are a little crazy, but hey! They are 11 6 year old boys~what do you expect?!? It is nice to be able to get out, and be with other kids, and do fun stuff. We already got to go on a hike, We are sleeping on the battleship NJ in April, and we are camping out at the Iron Pigs Stadium June 26th! I can't wait! Then in the summer, we are going camping for a week up in the poconos! (yeah, I know~there are no Hilton Hotels around, so I am going to have to rough it!) LOL! I am excited for the upcoming year with the cub scouts~at least we get to go out, and do a lot of stuff that we would not have been able to do before!

So we have decided to stay here in Pennsylvania. We are not moving back to NJ. We have come to the conclusion that we are setting our roots here, and since we are not going to be able to put our house up for sale probably for another 3 year or more until the market gets better, we are just going to finish the basement, put in another bedroom and full bathroom, and stay here. Even if we do put the house up for sale, we will move to another house here in this area, just bigger, (and flatter property.) I think this decision is good for us because the kids are getting involved with a lot of stuff here, and making friends so it sucks to have to move them so far away just for them to start all over again. My mom said "Well, you would not be the only ones to move after the kids are older and made friends and such", but my mom did not want to move when I was younger for the same reason, and I don't want to do it with mine. Granted, I don't think their friends will be living here for the rest of their lives (they may move or whatever.) But it's just the point.

So we are looking into finishing the basement and what our options are. Since the rates are so low right now for equity loans (4%) this would be the best time to get one and do the basement. That would certainly make this house seem bigger~adding another 1500 square feet or so. And all the kids toys will be down there. That is going to be their rec room, so I can get all these damn toys out of my family room! My friend Michelle has her basement set up like that also, no toys upstairs~just in the basement. and I love it. We are giving them the big TV for video games, and we will eventually get a flat screen for the family room. (ah, I love HDTV) LOL! I love when you can just close the door, and no one has to see it! LOL!

Here is a picture of the boys for ya! And here is a Halloween picture! They were suppose to all be clone troopers, but all the costumes ripped in the crotch~and Donovan was the only one who wanted to wear it with the rip. So you all probably remember these other costumes from prior Halloweens! LOL!

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Changing the name!! (older blog from before!)

First off, I want to say that I am really excited for Obama to win as president of our Country! I feel a Democratic Change is going to be really great for us, and bring us back to a Country of somewhat normality, and a better economy!

Okay, now, We've decided to change Little Baby Boy's name to

Austin Robert Coral.

Yeah, I really love Evan Joseph~Maybe we'll keep this name in line for if that Vasectomy fails (hehe!) But I really love the name Austin~so that is going to be his name!

The kids are all confused~and they say Evan, then switch it to Austin. LOL! Thankfully they have a few months to get use to it!! HAHAHA!!

I am starting to feel him move stronger now. Last night he was banging all over the place~and my belly was moving around like crazy. You could actually feel a limb moving, it was so neat!

This baby is going to be here in no time, because you know the holidays are going to fly by, and once January hits~the baby will be here in 2 months!!! AAAHHHH!!!!! I have to prepare myself for chaos! But it's going to be great!

I don't have to do anything except move Rowan to Jordan's room, and then move Jordan into Brayden's room. (they are going to share again!) I am not repainting and all I have to do is bring up the clothes! This is going to be cake!! It's definately a benefit having another boy~and I am really excited!

I can't wait to see which kid he looks like! So far I think he's going to look like Jordan~but I think he should look like Brayden~so Brayden looks like none of the other kids! LOL! I guess we'll see soon enough!

Monday, October 20, 2008

And you don't think you should apologize???

Okay, So the Story is this.........

This is a continuation of my previous blog. This is going to explain exactly why I'm so pissed off, and I want you guys to tell me if I am being Lied to right to my face, or if this is REALLY a misunderstanding...........

So you can keep up, the neighbor who lied to me we'll call her Neighbor 1, and the other involved neighbor, we will call Neighbor 2.

Okay, So every year in November my Neighbor 1 throws herself a birthday party, because it's around Thanksgiving.

Well, I was talking with Neighbor 2 and she was asking me if I got invited to Neighbor 1's party yet. I said "no". She said, well make sure you look for your invitation she's giving them out soon, so one should be in your mailbox. I said okay. (Now I'm home 24/7 and I'm the first to always get the mail, it's never left in the box for any amount of time.) So During these 2 weeks until her party, I'm being asked by other neighbors if we were going to her party. I said "no, we were not invited~but I heard she's apparently giving out invitations so I'm just waiting for ours." Another time I was at their house 2 times in this 2 weeks and never once was told or asked why we did not RSVP to this party~or if we were even coming. (Normally I get a phone call, or in passing of seeing them they ask if we are going to come~which never happened.) So now I'm like, "okay~maybe we are not invited." Bill was like, maybe they just forgot the invitation. I was like okay, whatever.

So Neighbor 2's son's birthday was at chuck e cheese the day before Neighbor 1's big birthday party. So I brought Donovan and Jordan Because Brayden was sick with a fever. Neighbor 1's husband showed up with their son, but she was not there. So I asked him (Let me tell you that this is an exact quote from the husband. I swear on all of my children's lives and my husband's lives and I remember it like it was yesterday!!)
"So where is Neighbor 1? He said, "oh she's home getting the house ready". And I said "ready for what?" He said "oh, her birthday is tomorrow". I said, "Oh, that's right". Then I paused for a minute or two...(figuring if this was an honest mistake that he would say something to the effect of, "well aren't you guys coming to her party you know you were invited, or something like that.) Instead~I got this answer..................(And I Quote with my children's lives)

"Oh nothing.........Just hanging out."

OMG! I was sooo Pissed off. I said "Oh, well tell her I said Happy Birthday."

So then after that conversation, I went over to Neighbor 2 and asked her if she did any shopping because he son's party was on black friday. And she said "No, this morning we had to run and get his cake, and we bought a bunch of wings that the husband was going to make for Karen's Birthday party." I snottly remarked, "Oh, well just so you know, we were not invited to her party." Then she said "Really", and I said "well, I got my proof" the preceded to tell her about my conversation with Neighbor 1's husband. Neighbor 2 said "That's strange."

So I called Bill From Chuck E cheese and told him we were intentionally not invited their party and explained how I found out. I told him "Watch this, and I'm gonna call it~I am going to get a phone call either tonight or tomorrow from Neighbor 1, saying "OMG I just got off the phone with Neighbor 2 and she told me that you did not get the invitation."

Well, let's just say that the next morning while I was talking to my BFF in Arizona, who calls on my other line, with the exact quote that I told Bill! LOL!

I told her, "We were not invited", she said "yes you were", I said, "No we were not, and you know why I know we were not". And she said "no, why?" Then I told her the whole conversation with her hubby. Then she said "Oh Really?" and I said, "Yeah really~and with that we won't be coming to anymore parties~and I'm on the other line long distance so I have to go. Bye" and then hung up.

Since then, I have not gotten an apology which leads me to believe that all my assumptions, are correct, and since then no one has even mentioned the situation. (I am still talking to neighbor 2, and they said that neighbor 1 believes that they did nothing wrong.) HUH???!! THEY DID NOTHING WRONG?!?! THEY LIED TO ME AND GOT CAUGHT!!! LMFAO!!

So pretty much everyone here thinks I'm wrong and I should just let it go so we can all be friends........well anyone who is on my friends list knows~I've been lied to and letting it go without an apology is sooooo NOT gonna happen!

So since all of this, we have been shunned by everyone here, not invited to parties (which sucks for the boys, because I have to explain to them why we are not invited~and yes, they know the real story.) It hurts me to see this happen to them, but I refuse to look like the neighborhood asshole and just suck this up.

Did I get a Thank You from them for watching their son when he came over to play this summer??? Nope. Neighbor 1 just stayed in her house. I told the boys he could not come over until I got an apology. But, I let him come over anyway.

Did I get an emailed apology, nope
did I get a phone apology, nope
did I get a letter apology, nope.
nope, nope, nope.........

I am tired of being portrayed the resident bitch for something I did not do! I did not lie, they did!!! But I'm being punished for it!?!?!? Why???

Bill thinks this.....

"Maybe it's because we have a lot of kids, and they really don't want all the kids over there." (Neighbor1's hubby does not really seem to take to kids, and mine want to hang on him because they love him,) so maybe he did not want to be hung on, and did not want us there." So instead of asking us to not bring the kids (because everyone always brings their kids) then it would not look right. So it would be better to not invite us at all.

"Or maybe our invitation really blew out of the mailbox." I doubt it considering that I am always first to the mailbox, and we did not have really any wind this winter. We get a lot of wind in the summer.

"Maybe it really WAS a misunderstanding." Okay, I'd believe this if I did not question the day's activities to the husband and he flat out told me "Oh nothing, just hanging out" No mention of a party at all. and in the 2 weeks that I had seen them and spoke with them, they never once mentioned a party coming.

"Maybe it's because we have the house up for sale." Well, that is a REALLY stupid reason.....

So, I still have yet to understand why, but I find as the year has gone on, it's like we have cooties, and now really none of the neighbors talk to us.

But either way. That's the story so long and drawn out. But it's all the truth. This is what happened.

So please tell me if I am over reacting, or what. I feel like if I give in without an apology then I just look like a fool and that I let people walk all over me. And you all know that is not me at all.

Thanks for reading my novel!

Friday, October 17, 2008

20 Week U/S and Confirmed Gender!

20 Weeks Pregnant/The BIG Ultrasound!!
As confirmed it's baby boy #5!! I am not shocked as I told you when we conceived it was another boy! LOL! Bill is in disbelief, and the boys are upset as they really wanted a baby sister!
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Sunday, August 31, 2008

12 Down Syndrom Screening!

the Down Syndrome test went perfect. We have a perfect nasal bone, perfect fluid behind the neck (1 mm) And Perfect everything! The baby had the hiccupps the whole time LOL! So cute! I am so happy!

So the original scan was only like 20 minutes, however, the girl's manager came in, and said he was so excited to see my u/s pictures because the baby was photographing so perfectly,because of my size, and he asked me if he could do my u/s because he said that it's rare that people u/s so nicely! LOL! So I got to see my baby for another 20-25 minutes! It was so great!! Then he even gave me the u/s in 3D!!!! I was so excited, I've never had one before!!!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Not like it's a SUPRISE!!!

LOL! Due date March 7, 2009

and no this is not a joke.....

Here are the tests from today.....June 26th