Monday, November 30, 2009

I'm Sick!

Yes, I am whining. I have a sinus infection and I am pregnant so I cannot take a damn thing other than the huge pink horse pills I was prescribed. Hopefully this helps and I am better in no time.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

So tired of being at home!

So, as most of you know, I enjoy being out of the house. I enjoy all of you and your kids who occupy MY time and my kids time. We have not been anywhere since we got home from our weekend away last weekend. We tried Tuesday just to puke in the parking lot (my daughter, not me). I guess we did go out for Turkey Day but that was just family.... Read: husband visiting w/ family and me running after the kids. Well, except for he got Taylor to nap in his arms.... I miss all my friends and really need to get out of the house. Hopefully we will all be healthy soon!

So tired of sickness!

First my dear husband has been sick for the past month or so with a cold that he just hasn't kicked. Then I get his cold 3 weeks after him.... I don't think he understands because he can at least dope up with dayquil & nitequil - I can't! Then we get back from our weekend getaway on Monday evening and Tuesday as I am taking the girls to a Moms Club lunch, Alex begins puking (in the van - YEAH!). She only has the stomach bug for that day and she is now old enough to run to the bathroom to puke, even if she really didn't puke, she never missed and puked anywhere else other than the first shot in the van. That was Tuesday... Friday night Taylor pukes too. She went to bed as normal but wakes up at midnight, puking in her bed. I put her in the bath, wash her bedding (which I hate to run the washer while they are in bed since it is across the hall from their room - but desperate times call for desperate measures!). Well, I lay back down and hear her puking again... this time I have to change her shirt, pillowcase and just clean the puke off her sheet (it wasn't much - and we only have 1 spare sheet which was on the bed!!!). We lay back down.... same thing... so this time I rock her until she is asleep, it is around 1:45 or so... my stomach is growling!! I ignore it. It is too gross to think of eating right after cleaning so much puke. We sleep until the H gets home from work about 7:30. She ate 1/2 a banana and 1/4 slice of toast for breakfast and has had no problems so far....
Pray for our health!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

15 week Baby belly

So here is my baby belly. It feels huge for only 15 weeks. What can I say? I breed big babies. Alex was 8 lbs, 14 oz, born on her due date (but induced due to size). Taylor was also induced, but 16 days early. At 37 weeks, 5 days she was 8 lbs, 2 oz and face up - OUCH! So, any guesses about boy or girl? There is a game a I set up through ExpectNet that you can guess, click the banner to the right.


I am sure this is the topic on everyone's mind lately....
I am thankful that I got a weekend away from my kids.
I am thankful that I am back with my kids! (Love how that works!)
I am thankful that my daughter is healthy after a bout with the stomach bug yesterday.
I am thankful for 2 happy, healthy kids.
I am thankful for a great husband.
I am thankful for my husband's stable job.
I am thankful for 2 dependable vehicles.
I am thankful for our roomy, warm house.
I am thankful for enough food to eat.
I am thankful for friends who keep me sane.
I am thankful for a baby in my tummy.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I am the winner!

Okay, I am a huge dork if you did not otherwise know this about me. :o) I had a gut feeling this morning that I would not take anything out for dinner because I was going to win the dollar dinner at our Moms Club business meeting. Well, I went to the meeting and WON DINNER! I am very excited to have a whole rotisserie chicken (that I have not touched in the 2 hours I have been home!), potatoes, rice and cookies. Cookies and sweets tend to make me sick right now, but I did have one after lunch - the key is to pair the sweets with protein to even it all out. I have already put the rice in the cupboard and will make a veggie instead to balance out the carbs so my ass doesn't get even larger than my belly. :o)

On another note, I ordered my Christmas cards last week through Shutterfly. I had a tracking number and looked today since it said delivery was Mon-Wed this week. It said that it was delivered last night IN CALIFORNIA! So, I called Shutterfly and they issued a free re-order. I called UPS freaking out a little that someone has 100 photo cards of my kids. Turns out that the tracking # had been reused and my order is indeed out for shipment today in ND. (I hope what he said is true!) SO, I had to call Shutterfly back and cancel the reorder since I really, really do not want 200 Christmas cards since I probably do not know 200 people - unless I send one to each family member seperately! Ha!

So, I am printing my Christmas letters and waiting for my cards to arrive so I can address them and mail them out right after Turkey day!!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

It's a start....

I started physical therapy yesterday. It turns out that it is not sciatic nerve pain. I have a weakness in the SI joint - this is the joint of your spine and pelvic bone. The ligaments have loosened which we all know if common in pregnancy. However, the muscles are overcompensating for the ligaments and tightening - thus giving me pain and limited mobility. So, as of right now I have to do PT twice a week and exercises at home 4 times a day to strengthen this area. It hurts to do them, but if it pays of in the end, it is worth it - right?

Friday, November 13, 2009

Just a little vent....

I am sure that no one cares, but the only people home are 2 & 4 - or close to it. They certainly do not care, so here it goes.

I made the plunge today and called my doc's office to get a physical therapy appointment. With Taylor, I had terrible sciatic nerve pain which walking helped. I never did anything about it. Well, at almost 14 weeks this has me terrified that I won't be able to walk here in 4-5 months.

Other than that, I have been feeling good. Baby likes me much better if I eat every 2.5-3 hours. I haven't felt sick unless I try to space out my eating more, or eat carbs and sugar when I do eat. Baby likes protein!! So... if I can just get my back to feel better life will be good. I will have to shop for snacks that I can take to the hotel next weekend... hmmm.... what kind of protein snacks are good traveling? Maybe some nuts.... Wonder if I can talk the H into taking a few bottles of chocolate milk in the cooler which no doubt will be full of beer?? Ahhh.... what an experience to go to a game pregnant (not that I didn't do this before, but I wasn't as far along!).

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Is our house finally healthy?!

I use the term "house," but it refers to only one person in our house thankfully. My dear husband came down with what he was sure was a cold last Monday- yep 11/2 and today is 11/12 - ten days ago. He took dayquil/nyquil and still went to work, went deer hunting, etc. He came home from deer hunting WAY worse than he was when he left. Plus a popped blood blister on his foot from walking a ton in relatively new boots.
So, I can say I have not slept in bed with my husband for the past 10 days because he is scared to get me/us sick. Of course, then he seems that it is fit to take a nap in our bed vs the spare bed he has slept in.... (Hello, doesn't that spread germs into the bed where I sleep?!) But, he says he is going to work tonight. He will work 1 night and is scheduled to be off the next 4, but that depends on overtime.... he has to work it this weekend if there is any, to be off next weekend so we can take a trip to Minneapolis for a much needed weekend away from the kids. Oh - and a football game!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

He got it!

I don't care whatever you think about the size of this deer. I am just very happy and proud of my husband that he got one this year. This is only his 3rd year in his 36 years of life that he has gotten a deer tag. Last year, he went out twice and his cousin got upset with him because was not a very good shot. However, if you are not raised hunting - what do you expect?! I emailed this pic to my parents and my Dad commented that it looks like a small dog. I am not sure why this bothered me - but I will skip telling my husband. I am just proud of him for getting one no matter how small. Now.... how to cook venison.....
So, this is my 13 week pregnant belly from yesterday. OMG! I have 27 weeks still to go and look at that belly! Prior to this picture Alex and I had raked leaved. 12 bags to be exact. I dragged 18 bags of leaves to the composite site which was overflowing. I guess everyone else in town had the same thoughts during these nice days.

Okay, here is my vent for the day. I was woken up twice last night by two fairly adorable girls who just so happen to live in my house... so I can't be too mad at them - can I?! The little one came in my room at 6:30 which she thought was time to get up and my rule is "not until the 'shine is up." :o) So, she laid in my bed and snuggled until her sis got up at 7.
I did wake at 5:30 this morning by a not so cute factor.
See picture below:

Yes, my girls have a toy espresso machine.
The only problem is that it is noisy.
If it gets left in the ON or BREW modes, it randomly goes off whenever it feels like it.
If we live in this house another 10 years we WILL sound proof and insulate between the floors.
I heard this lovely toy once during the night, but went back to sleep.
I do not think I slept really after I heard it at 5:30 - which it played almost constant until I hauled my ass downstairs to turn it off about 6.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Baby Names

Why is naming a baby so damn hard?! When Taylor (our little one) was little we knew the next name choices for baby #3. Ryan for a girl and Evan for a boy. Well, then our neighbors have a boy last summer and named him Ryan. I love the name and am a little one the fence if we could still use it. However, do you want your child to grow up with a kid the opposite sex with the same name? I know that is possible with Alex or Taylor - but to knowingly do this when you KNOW the kids will grow up 2 houses down from each other?!
So, I guess I should just pray that this baby is a boy because I think we used up our girl name options with #1 and #2. Really, the only options I have thrown to my husband he was said no.... He tossed me a couple and one is probably a no - because it is too close to another family member's name. Why does he have to have such a large family?
Why do I feel such an importance to name this baby either way? We did not find out either girl's gender prior to birth and we do not plan to this time either (I am a terrbile liar and if we found out but decided not to tell I would crack). So... I guess we will just have to keep thinking about names. Feel free to give your lists!!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

We heard it!

Baby's heartbeat that is. The PA guessed the heartbeat to be 160 BPM, but since baby was moving around so much, it was hard to get a constant read. Everything looked good and I go back in December.

So, I took all my spring/summer maternity clothes to Once Upon a Child and am waiting to see if they want them. I was a shopping freak when I was pregnant with Alex. I worked overtime so all my OT checks (it was a grant, so it was a seperate check), went for spending money that bought new clothes! So.... despite the season, I am hoping that they keep them since they are good clothes in great condition. Maybe with summer due dates now being found out, they will keep them..... maybe it is wishful thinking. Also the thought that maybe we will have a warm spring because I am selling my summer maternity clothes.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Good Vibes & Prayers

As the date of our 12 week doctor appointment comes, anxiety is filling me. After my 1st m/c, my wonderful doc did an u/s at 7 weeks with Taylor just to ease my mind. Of cours here, different doc and they do things differently. So, here I am 12 weeks, 3 days and I still am not 100% positive that there is a baby bean in there. I have an appointment Thursday to hear it for sure.

Last night my husband came home feeling like crap. Either a bad cold or the flu. Either way, he took medicine and slept on the couch. He must have felt okay since he went to work this morning. We are off in a bit to get more medication for him.

Prayers that he does not have the flu and we hear the hb in Thursday!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Trick or Treating

Okay, of course this first picture is of my wonderful husband goofing off, trying on Taylor's Elmo costume. I am not quite sure it fits him so good.

Here is a shot of the neighborhood kids that we trick or treated with. From left, my two Princess Alex and Taylor as Elmo (in the stroller). Almost 4 month old baby Jaci in the next stroller, Brody as some transformer or something in the wagon and 4 month old baby Ryan in the end stroller. In this picture, you get Noah who is attached to his Mom.
His Dad battled him and made him change costumes, so this was the aftermath of it.

Here is my girls with someone's ass in the way.

Now that Halloween is over, I am exhausted. Wade is usually off 4 days, then works 4 days. Well, he was off Wednesday and helped his uncle shingle his roof before it snowed (thankfully we got more rain than snow). Thursday he was off and home with me, but slept until 10:30. Friday he had to work. Saturday he was off and I was able to grocery shop alone. We also did a GTG w/ our neighbors after Trick or Treating, so I made a 7 layer dip and a pumpkin angel food cake to share with them.
I would like to thank everyone (in my neighborhood or not) that gives toddlers crackers, pretzels, or even suckers. I know big kids want candy but these are great for my almost 2 year old.

This morning, I woke despite the extra hour of sleep, exhausted. Tay woke up once needing her "Blanket, Elmo and other Elmo." Alex woke up once and wanted to sleep with me - which I cannot do. I do not sleep well with anyone touching me. Oh, and then I went to the couch too because my husband was snoring. Just to be woke up at 4 am when we got up to go to work. Yawn! However, I have already folded 4 loads of laundry and have more in the washer and dryer plus one more to go. YUCK! I also had to unload the dishwasher and do dishes from the sink. I HATE an unorganized house. Maybe I'll treat myself to a snickers later for my good work. The girls each got one full size one (for me!!!).

Our pumpkins

I realize that Halloween was yesterday, so here are our pictures to summarize it all!
Here are the girls pumpkins. Alex's is Cinderella. I did this, so feel free to tell me it sucks. You will not hurt my feelings. Wade carved Taylor a Blues Clues pumpkin. Of course we both had templates. I think the Blues Clues one is better personally, but Alex is such a girly girl she loves her Cinderella!

Wade and I are big Minnesota Vikings fans and ever year since I met Wade, I have carved the Viking head on our Halloween pumpkin. Wade did the Viking football helmet.