Kickin’ It

Baby post below after my rant.

Today I was at work from 7am until just after 7:30pm because it’s the last day of pre-planning and open house was tonight.  I was in a dress and heels all day with a smile on my face.  To say I am tired is beyond an understatement.

Imagine my surprise when I came home after 8pm to a completely dark house (C. was still at work).  I tried the kitchen light and it wouldn’t turn on.  I went out the front door to go ask my neighbor if her power was off when I saw a notice taped to my front door.  The city had turned my power off because I hadn’t paid the bill.

I immediately ran to the library because I!Was!Sure!I!Had!Paid!.  Turns out I had, but not enough.  See, I set $110 to be automatically deducted from our checking account every 15th of the month.  I change the amount depending on the bill.  Last month the bill was $110.34 (and that’s for electric, gas, water, sewer, AND trash pickup, bytheway) and when I went to edit the bill I accidentally only paid the city $10.34.  Oops. 

And now the bill was accidentally 21 days late, though it had been partially paid on time.  And no, it didn’t matter to the city that it was only $100 OR the fact that I’ve never been late before.  So I did what any small town southern girl would do.

I called my momma.

Who called the city commissioner who is her best friend’s son.

Who called the head of the utility department.

Who called the electrical department.

And a nice man named Joe turned our power back on a little after 9.  It’s time like these that I love my small hometown and am so glad I am from here.  …though I’m still pretty ticked they turned off my power in the first place!

________________ Baby Post ___________________

Today on the way to work I had a strange sensation in my extreme lower abdomen on the left side.  It felt like I was riding a really scary roller coaster and my stomach was turning inside out just a little–a fluttery-like feeling.  This lasted for about twenty seconds.  I talked to a couple of ladies at work and they confirmed what I thought.

I FELT THE BABY KICK FOR THE FIRST TIME TODAY!!

I can’t believe my little gal/guy is growing fast and strong enough for me to feel them kick at fifteen weeks, five days. And what’s even more exciting is that I get to see them on Saturday for our 3D/4D ultrasound!

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2 Responses to Kickin’ It

  1. Missy Brockmann August 7, 2008 at 10:34 pm #

    How awesome!!!!!! That was my very favorite thing about pregnancy…Vi was a crazy womb excerciser.

  2. Rachel August 8, 2008 at 1:58 pm #

    So exciting! Though I’m not even married yet, I’m definitely looking forward to those moments.

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