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!
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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!