Saturday, March 31, 2007

No more dog park privileges!

Pregnancy pic at 26 weeks!

Yesterday was VERY stressful for me :( It all began in the early morning when I took Molly to eat breakfast. I was sort of hungry, so I popped some chocolate in my mouth before I went back to bed and started to choke on it. I couldn't breathe!! It was SO scary! I started to freak out, then realized that wasn't helping my breathing at all, so I had to make myself calm down. I tried to walk up the stairs to get Ty who was in the shower and couldn't hear me. But walking up the stairs made me not breathe even more! The whole time I just kept thinking about the baby and that he needed air and wasn't getting it! I think that was the first time that something so life threatening was affecting me, but I didn't think at all about myself! Finally the chocolate started to melt and I started to be able to breathe a little bit. The whole incident really freaked me and Ty out!!

Then in the afternoon, I took Molly to the dog park at our complex and she hopped the fence tying to play with some dogs. She ran away when I tried to get her and was missing for like 2 hours!! I was searching all of the surrounding neighborhoods, and once again freaked out. I mean, besides Ty, Molly is my only other friend in Tampa! Ha! I thought she was eatten by an Alligator! (There really are a number of lakes/swamps around here with gators in them!) It ended up she had crossed this 8 lane road in the middle of rush hour!! She was trying to cross back over it with cars swerving and everything, when this college girl saw her and stopped traffic to put Molly in her car! She took Molly to the pet store and got her food and water and a leash. Then she called the vet in Austin (whose # was on Molly's collar) who gave her our names. She then stopped a sheriff and made him look up our info on his computer. He called my dad who called us and we finally got Molly back! What a day! So now Molly has lost her pet park privileges since she has learned to jump the fence :( The girl, Lauren, was such a blessing in our lives yesterday. Ty even spoke with her about the possibility of becoming his new administrative assistant b/c he was so impressed with her persistence!


Beth Purcell said...


Man! That sounds like one of those days that you just want to get back and bed and forget the whole thing! What that girl did is so awesome- Molly really got lucky!

Check my blog sometime soon. Daisy's last performance is tonight and I'm going to try to take her pic to post.

Hope house hunting is going okay....

Love, Beth P.

Minda Ciardi said...

Wow...what a day!

Thanks for the Walgreens tip...I'll go over and do that today (okay, maybe tomorrow!)!

Love, Minda

kate m. said...

I know this sounds wierd, but I am ALWAYS paranoid that I am going to choke on something when I am home alone with Jackson. I guess it is because I am constantly having to remind him to take small bites and chew. Anyway, reading about your incident made me scared for you since that is one of my fears.

I would have been SO sad if my dog got lost! I am glad that this girl stopped and grabbed Molly and found you. Eight lanes of traffic is quite a feat!

Also, you sure do look cute pregnant!

Tracey said...

What a cute prego pic!

And... what a scary day! I'm so glad that both incidences turned out okay!!

Andrea & Paul said...

What a wild day! I hope that you have several non-eventful days after having such a dramatic one. I am glad that everything turned out okay in the end.

hejlyeah said...

I'm so glad you're okay! I would have freaked out.

Also, glad you guys are getting settled in Tampa. We can't wait to come visit you guys!

Cara said...

You look so cute prego!!! I have added you to my blog links as well, so we can stay updated on each other. Yes, I know it is scary to think teachers have lives. My kids still freak out whenever they see me in public:)

MamaDish said...
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MamaDish said...

Yippee! I finally figured out how to leave a comment on your blogspot! I guess even old grandmas can learn new tricks!

I'm so sorry to hear about your difficult day but so thankful to know God was watching over you, Molly and BabyDish.

I am really looking forward to seeing you on April 15 for the baby shower in Austin. Just wait til you see what I got for my grandson (whatever his name is).

Love you both,
Mama Dish