Thursday, August 30, 2012

Made some changes...

Got bored with my layout/colors/fonts. Whatchu think? :-)

God bless!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Honey, what would you do if you'd never met me?

The first time I heard this song, I was at my sisters house helping her out at the end of her surro-pregnancy. She said "Ooh, ooh...listen to this song! It's so sweet!" We sat there as this song played on Music Choice, and I grinned quite a few times thinking about how nice it would be for a guy to actually say some of those things. We chatted about how it would be cute if one of our husbands called in and requested that song for us, and dedicated it...the song just makes me smile. More now, because the next day, when I got home from her house, that song came on the radio. Michael said "Oh! I heard this earlier today and it made me think of you!"

Heart. Melted... I love that man...

God bless!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

In case you didn't know...

I'm doing a photo project this year. It's called Project 52, P52 for short. Here's a link to the blog that I am poorly maintaining, but it has all of the photos for this year so far!

Check it out, and don't be afraid to leave a comment!

God bless,

Friday, August 24, 2012

A Little More Than Eight Weeks

So I'm just over eight weeks pregnant with baby #3 right now, and this pregnancy is already proving much harder than the first two combined. I couldn't really "talk" about the first two much at this point because we waited to announce until the end of the first trimester, but I really don't remember them being THIS bad. The nausea is relentless. It's never ending. The number of nausea free days that I've had so far could probably be counted on one hand. I haven't gotten sick yet - thank goodness - but I'm beginning to wonder if it would make me feel better if I do! LOL Oh, and the dreams. Oh my gosh the dreams. They aren't making things much easier. I've decided to make a separate tab to keep track of them because they're coming so frequently, and they're just so...odd, disturbing, not cool. So, if you want to catch up on those, keep your eyes peeled for the new tab that will be called "Pregnancy #3 Dream Tracking"

We had our first appointment on July 31st just to confirm the pregnancy, and then just this past Wednesday (8/21) I had my new OB appointment, and we had an ultrasound. I was thinking that seeing the nugget on that screen would make things sink in more, but didn't change anything! This pregnancy is going right along with the "it just feels right" feeling that my hubby and I have had since day one. It's odd, and relaxing at the same time. ANYWAYS! Back to the pregnancy talk. I was very excited when I discovered that the doctor office got a new ultrasound machine. The old one they had was incredibly grainy, and while they could measure the heartbeat, there wasn't any way to listen to it. The tech did some measuring, showed us the little blinking blip that was the heart, happened. She focused on that blip, flipped a switch, and we heard it. That wonderful "whoosh whoosh whoosh whoosh". I said "Oh! You got a new machine!!!" She chuckled and said "Yep!" We got a couple of pictures, and were on our way.

Well, I should get going. Julia is coloring in the living room, and Justin is napping. I need to finish my tea since it seems to be settling my stomach for the most part.

God bless

Friday, August 17, 2012

Here's the crafty project!

I absolutely love how these letters turned out! I wish the cuts would have been a little cleaner, but you really can't tell from more than a couple of feet away.

Her walls have been painted pink since she "moved into" this room, and the polka dots have been there the whole time as well. I did not have dots with me when I picked out the paper, so you can imagine how ecstatic I was that they're almost a perfect match! I just want to move a couple of dots to make it look a little more balanced, but here it is!

God bless!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

I did something crafty!

It's been on my list of things to do for a while now, but I've finally done it! I made letters to hang in Julia's room! I'll probably post them tomorrow because I'm short on time and it will be somewhat of a tutorial, so hang tight! I love how they turned out!!!

God bless,

Monday, August 6, 2012

Struggling - An Update

Ok. So on my previous post I let you all know that I was struggling on a handful of things. Well, I'm going to give you some insight into exactly what I was dealing with.

The major thing (not the only thing) was that I started to question my marriage. Not because I'm not happy, or because I don't love my husband, but because I'm not living the life I thought I would be, which I mentioned a little bit about here. I thought I would be a housewife before I became a stay-at-home mom. Figured once I got married I wouldn't have to work and that would allow me to adjust to being at home all day before throwing a baby into the mix. Well, that didn't happen, but I'm thankful that it didn't. I loved my job. Even though I missed my baby girl every day that I stepped foot in that building, and I counted the minutes until I could be with her again, it really made me appreciate the time that I did have with her. When I was finally able to stay home with her, I was ECSTATIC!!! Little did I know that in less than 4 years of marriage, we would be getting ready to welcome our third baby. I still don't think it has quite set in yet, but it's getting there. Maybe once I get the ultrasound it will finally hit me. I wouldn't have it any other way right now, but it was a lot to think about. In essence, I was giving up my dream life to be happy with the life that I have now...and I am happy. Very happy. It took a late night, laying in bed, lights off talk with my husband to help me realize it, but it's true. He's mine, this life is mine, and I'm going to make the most of it no matter how annoyed I get with him or the kids! lol

After all of that ate away at me for a few months, other things started going on too. Maybe I read into them too much (who, me???), but they were there for sure. Then...I got sick. Nasty sick. I started feeling like I was failing as a wife and mother. Like my kids and my marriage weren't getting the attention they deserved. Then, my aunt passed away unexpectedly at 55 years young. That alone is not easy to deal with... All of this and a handful of other things started adding up and taking it's toll on me. There is a group of ladies that I have been really close with ever since I was pregnant with Julia - we all met on Babycenter. We were all part of a group on Facebook, and I left unexpectedly, without an explanation which caused a lot more problems than I expected. After a few weeks, I requested to rejoin the group. I had come to terms with a lot of what I was dealing with, and really wanted the interaction back. Well, they decided not to take me back. It knocked me down a few notches again, but I can understand why they're hurt. They deserved an explanation, and I didn't give them one until after the fact. In the process, I said a few things out of anger, frustration and confusion that probably made them more angry. I felt like I lost a lot of friends that day. Hopefully I can get back with all of them soon, but if they don't want me to, I'll have to accept it! For now, I'll continue to maintain the friendship that I have with the few ladies that I've talked with since then, as well as the ladies in my smaller group.

The icing on the cake was getting that unexpected positive pregnancy test. Holy moly. That was THE BIGGEST "OMG" moment of my LIFE. Bigger than when Michael proposed. I don't think my heart stopped pounding for 4 hours. still pounds when I think about it sometimes! LOL!

Anyways, long story short...I'm doing much, much, MUCH better now, and I don't really feel like I'm struggling at all anymore. I think the two biggest helps were getting it out to my hubby, and being able to talk to my priest. They really helped me a lot!

If you've made it this far, thanks for reading!

God bless,

Thursday, August 2, 2012

If you think I have my hands full now...

Come and talk to me in about 8 months! LOL! Yep. We're anxiously awaiting baby #3! Julia will have just turned 3 when this little nugget is born, so I'll be dealing with three babies ages three and under! EEK!

God bless :-)