March 31, 2011

18 Weeks

I'm 18 weeks today!

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 18 Weeks
Size of baby: Baby is the size of a bell pepper.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained 8 lbs, Wow a 3 pound jump in 2 weeks. Yikes.
Gender: It's a GIRL!!! 100% sure now.
Movement: Every now and again I feel a flutter.  I can kind of tell when she's rolling over too.
Soon enough, she will be kicking my ribs all day and night.
Sleep: I want to sleep all the time.  I want continuous sleep. I'm tired of having to get up 2-3 times a night to go potty.  Comes with the territory though.
What I miss: Being able to lift things without asking for help!
Cravings: Super Bubble gum.  I chain chew it.  Cannot get enough of it. Donations accepted.
Symptoms: Still just still tired all the time.
Best Moment this week: Finding out what we already knew, girl!!  What I thought from the beginning.

So I took the kiddo with me to my Dr. appt. yesterday.  She could have cared less about seeing pictures of baby sister.  She was more intrigued by some light in the room.  She mostly behaved ok.  She got excited once I told her my Dr. was married to her Dr.  It was priceless to see the look on her face!

I don't go back for 3 weeks this time.  Since everything has been going so well, he wanted to push it back a week and I've got a lot of stuff coming up in the next few weeks so I agreed.  We didn't take my BP today which I'm kind of glad about since I am sure kiddo made it higher than normal.  I weighed myself since we weren't going to do that either! ha!  Should have skipped that too!

March 29, 2011

Random Thought Tuesday

Why is it that it seems my hands are the first place that I gain weight?

Yep, already can't wear my wedding rings.  I have a nice fake wedding set from Belk for $12.  Works well.

Here's proof:

Both together are almost a little too much bling so I usually just wear the one band.  If at all.  If going in public.  As soon as I get to work, it comes off.

I just hate I can't wear my real ones without it being painful to get off!

Such is life...

March 28, 2011


You know, sometimes it gets old being the initiator.  Why can't someone else plan something for a change?

My poor sis in law always seems to catch it.  Everyone thinks she the planner for everything.  And, she's not yet learned the power of no.  I'm working on that too.

So next time someone says, "Call me and let's do lunch."  I'm going to reply with, "Why don't you call me?" 

Or maybe I'll just say ok and let it go knowing that nothing will ever become of it.

And I know there are about 3 of you reading this thinking I'm talking about you since our lunch plans never seem to work out, but I'm not.  I'm talking in general.

Just because I'm organized doesn't mean I should be responsible for everything.

Thanks for letting me rant about that!

March 27, 2011


Here is another AWESOME video of another new favorite song of mine.  It really gets you moving and this video makes me want to jump and dance!

The group is called City Harmonic and the song is Manifesto.  They rock it out!!

This is what their website says about them.  Pretty cool.

The Canadian band’s six-song EP debut, Introducing The City Harmonic, is a nostalgic Brit-pop meets campfire sing-along mix that features raucous, gang vocals along with agile, soaring anthems crafted to include the listener.  The band, consisting of front man Elias Dummer, bassist Eric Fusilier, guitarist Aaron Powell and drummer Josh Vanderlaan, isn’t as interested in finding fans as they are looking for participants in the journey. “Both art and worship are participatory acts—not consumptive acts,” says Elias. “What is meaningful for people is the experience, that creative moment when art is shared. To us, it’s almost as though these songs just don’t sound right without everybody involved.”


And the meaning of their name?

Even the band’s name is partly derived from the sense that in communal worship we catch a fleeting glimpse of the world that we pine for. Elias explains: “C.S. Lewis said this thing that’s always stuck with us:  ‘If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.’  It’s like there’s this hopeful nostalgia within us all for the way things ought to be. It’s great when coming together feels like that – like it’s the unveiling of something bigger and better than ourselves. If we can somehow spark in people a dream, something they just can’t shake, then that will inspire them to sing like every word matters, to live like every day matters, and having tasted heaven they’ll get on with helping this world feel more like home.”

I can see even bigger things coming from this group.  Hope you enjoyed!

March 26, 2011


83 degrees in March.  I'm so not ready for that.  Yeah, we just had the first day of SPRING, not SUMMER. 

Honestly, I would love to see a few more 60 and 70 degree days.  Before we get to the 80s, 90s, and above. 

I will not survive this summer.  Regular summers are hard enough for this fat girl that likes to be in AC. 

God bless the person that invented air conditioning.  My electric bill will thank you in August as well.

March 25, 2011


I'll admit it.  I am not a cook.  I don't like it.  I don't have time for it.  My hubby thinks he's Alton Brown so he does nothing but tell me how he would have done it better.

Therefore, I don't cook.  Ok, I do sometimes when he's working 3-11 because I know he won't be there to eat it.  I like to cook casseroles and easy stuff and he hates that.  He thinks a meal should consist of at least 3 different things and a bread.

But with an already somewhat picky 4 year old and baby on the way, I realize I need to do better, for them.  My kiddo would eat mac and cheese or PBJ sandwiches every night if I let her. And that's easy. 

When you work all day and get home at 5:30 or 6:00 and then have to spend an hour cooking, by the time you scarf down the food, it's time for a bath and bed.  I would rather spend that time letting my kiddo ride her bike around the neighborhood or swinging in the backyard. No, I don't supervise her every move but I enjoy (most days) spending the evenings with her. She really craves an audience, even if it's just 1 person.

I guess what I am trying to say through all this is that I am curious if anyone has any easy and good recipes.  I'm talking like 4 ingredients (I like my 4 ingredient cookbook) with easy instructions.  I've started looking at Pioneer Woman's site and I LOVE how she shows pictures of the process.  That fits me to a TEE!  If it's not written in on the recipe, I'm not using/doing it.  I guess that's just because I'm OCD like that.

Most of you have my email or are friends on Facebook, so send them to me.  Or you can leave it in a comment.

I am sure my belly will appreciate you.  Just remember, simple and easy!

March 24, 2011

17 weeks

I'm 17 weeks today!

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 17 Weeks
Size of baby: Baby is the size of a turnip
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained 5 lbs
Maternity Clothes: Pretty much all maternity pants just simply because they are more comfortable. I am still wearing some regular tops and some maternity ones. Had to buy some new capris this week because it was HOT.  I might not make it through summer. And, I think I'm going to delete this question going forward. Who cares?
Gender: Pretty sure it's a GIRL!!!  Dr. said he's 95% sure.  Will go back in 1 week to make sure. 
Movement: Every now and again I feel a flutter.  Soon enough, she will be kicking my ribs all day and night.
Sleep: I want to sleep all the time.  I want continuous sleep.  Guess that won't be for 18 years?
What I miss: Being able to lift things like a bag of dog food without asking for help!
Cravings: Kroger's Rainbow sherbet. YUMMY.
Symptoms: Just still tired all the time.
Best Moment this week: Hearing kiddo ask if we can save an old pair of her shoes to give to 'sister'. And her saying good morning and good night to my belly.  SOOO sweet.

Kiddo seems to be coming around.  We put together the crib over the weekend and she enjoyed 'helping'.  We put her in the crib when we got done to see if she even still fit.  She has about 5 inches to spare before she is the entire length of a baby bed.  Makes me sad.

Oh, and when asked what she wanted to name sister, she told me the same as her name!  Then she spouted off something that I couldn't even make out.  Then she chose one we kind of actually like.  But no, we are not picking yet.  I am sure she will let everyone know what we pick, when we pick it.

March 22, 2011

Random Thought Tuesday

Why is that people who say they come from nothing but now seemingly have everything act like they are too good to wash their own dishes?

I had a lot growing up yet we were not well off by any means.  I'm no millionaire now (although I would love to be).  I guess I was just raised to do right no matter what your status is.

Thanks Mom and Dad.

Just another random thought from me.  Apparently random things irk me.  And yes, I said irk.

March 19, 2011

Children Of God

I have some pretty awesome friends at my church.  I teach youth Sunday School 4 months a year with a great lady named Tracey.  She has the same love for Christian music that I do.  And she's a marathoner so she pushes and encourages me in my running days, which are few and far between right now.

One of my all-time favorite Christian artists is Third Day and has been for years.  Even when it was not cool to listen to Christian music in high school.  When I heard they were coming to Mississippi for the Make Your Move tour with Tenth Avenue North and Trevor Morgan, I was ECSTATIC.  The last time I saw Mac and friends was when I was pregnant with the kiddo.  My awesome sis in law and bro gave the hubby and I tickets for our birthdays that year.  We sat on about the 10th row for that one.  GREAT concert!!

So I asked the hubby (after looking at his work schedule and knowing he would be working days) if he wanted me to get tickets so we could go.  He said no because he knew we would be out late and he has to get up at like 5 am when he's on days.  Lame excuse but he has to have his 10 hours of sleep every day or he gets GRUMPY.

I was bummed that he didn't want to go and I couldn't find anybody else who wanted to go.  I posted on my Facebook status Thursday night that I sure wished I was headed to the concert.  Not 20 minutes later did my phone ring.  It was my friend Tracey.  I knew she had VIP tickets that her fiance had given her for her birthday.  I answered with this, "I want to hear every single juicy detail tomorrow."  She asked me what I was doing at that moment.  Her fiance had gotten sick at the last minute and decided to stay home. SHE HAD AN EXTRA VIP TICKET and didn't want it to go to waste. How can you say no to that?

I was very lucky the hubby was at kiddo's soccer practice.  I flew to the fields to check with him and make sure it was ok.  I think I will be in debt for a couple of days.

Long story short (ok, it's already long but I'll shorten it up now), we were on the end of the 3rd row.  I could practically smell Mac Powell (lead singer)!  We missed the meet and greet that was before everything started but we still got a free MOVE cd and a poster.

Poor Mac was not feeling well and you could tell he was not himself.  But he still gave one of the best concerts I have ever been to.  I know just about every single word to every single song they have ever sang.

As an encore, they came back out and sang one of current favorite songs by Third Day. The video is below.

This was my original post I was planning on posting but after the concert, I felt like it needed some extra stuff!!

 Original Post:
Oh my goodness.  I saw this video the other day for the first time on the K-Love website. I've heard the song MANY times but had never seen the video.

We've had a few friends adopt children from the US and other countries.  I admire that.  I know of other friends who are very interested in it.  I'm not sure if it's something I will ever do but I support it fully.  There are sooooooo many children out there who need a loving home with a Mom and a Dad.  I also love the fact that many of my favorite Christian bands are parents to numerous adopted children. What an amazing example!

I've been a fan of Third Day for as long as I can remember.  Even in high school when it wasn't cool to listen to Christian music.  I love Mac Powell and his voice.  Was super upset I couldn't find anyone to buy my tickets or go with me to their concert last week. (I wrote this original post on Wed., concert was Thursday)

Fair warning, get your kleenex ready and enjoy!  Make sure you watch all the way to the end. 

The true meaning of the song is that we are all adopted, by the same FATHER.  Man, amazing to think about.

After listening to Mac play the acoustic guitar and thousands sing the chorus to this song Thursday night, I am humbled.  It was amazing. Absolutely beautiful. Mac Powell has a gift and a heart for the Lord.

Thank you thank you thank you to Tracey and Steve.  I will never be able to repay you!

March 18, 2011

Stories from the Kiddo

Before school yesterday, the kiddo (maybe I should call her Princess, fits the drama) was in an ill mood and would not let me fix her hair.  I at least got it wet and somewhat fixed before we left but she didn't want me to put a braid or clip or ponytail in.  That girl has LOTS of hair so I always at least try and pull it out of her face.

On the way to school, I told her that when we got there, we were going to have to put a clip in or something because her hair was all in her face.  Here is what she told me.

"Mama, I don't want a clip because they fall in the potty."

Me: "Really?  You had fall in the potty at school?  I didn't know that."

Her: "Yeah, we got it out and I put it back in my hair."

Me: "WHAT?"

Her: "It bounced out."

Me: "Did you wash it off?"

Her: "No, but Kylie did and she brought it back to me on the playground and I put it back in my hair."

I feel violated.  That's just gross.  I didn't ask if there was anything besides water in that potty.  There is no telling what else happens at school that I don't know about.  Maybe it's better that I don't know!!

Also, I realize there is a significant amount of 'potty' usage on my blog this week.  More specifically, fishing things out of sad potties.  ICK.  Not the type of stuff I like to write about.  But it IS funny, therefore for the sake of my 5 readers, I divulge for you!  Just don't hold it against me.

I keep it real, ya know!!!!!!!!!

March 17, 2011

16 Weeks and a Surprise

I know none of you care about any of this but I can't seem to remember a thing from my last pregnancy so I am trying to keep better notes this time.  Not that there will be a next time, but just for my brain to remember these things!

(Format borrowed from Kelly's Korner!)

I'm 16 weeks today!

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 16 Weeks
Size of baby: Baby is the size of an avocado
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained 5 lbs
Maternity Clothes: I still wear regular clothes, but sometimes they are the hubby's shirts and not mine.  Pants that button or zip are practically out of the question now. Made the move to some maternity clothes the past few days.  Right now, I'm still just fat.  Ask my daughter, she'll tell you.
Gender: Pretty sure it's a GIRL!!!  Dr. said he's 95% sure and he has 3 girls so I trust he is right.  Will go back in 2 weeks to make sure.  Baby gave us a pretty good shot and Dr. did not see boy parts which are usually pretty visible at this point.
Movement: Felt 'flutters' for the first time last week!
Sleep: I want to sleep all the time.  But I get up at least 2 or 3 times a night to potty.
What I miss: Being able to lift things like a bag of dog food without asking for help!
Cravings: Anything with peanut butter.
Symptoms: Just still tired all the time.
Best Moment this week: Feeling baby move for the first time! And finding out the gender!

I had a Doctor's appointment yesterday and everything went well.  Blood pressure was slightly higher but not alarmingly.  My bottom number was still 80 so that's good.  I've only gained 2 more pounds since the last time I went.  I'm pretty sure by this time last pregnancy I had gained like 20. Heartbeat sounded strong.  I go back in 2 weeks to double check the gender just to make sure they are no surprises.

I told the kiddo last night while she was in the tub.  I wanted to tell her in her own environment just in case of a meltdown.  She REALLY wanted a brother.  So when I told her it was going to be a sister, I got a big ole "AWWWWW, but I wanted a brother."  I figured she would play her "But God told me it was ok for a boy."  But she didn't.  Until it was bedtime.  We were in her bed talking and I asked her if she was going to tell all her friends about her sister.  She said she guessed but that she really wanted a brother.  We've known this for a long time so we've been prepping her for a girl since that's what hubby and I both thought it was going to be.  I told her she has lots of boys cousins that are like brothers (and she tells people that sometimes).  She said they weren't her brothers, they are her cousins and she still wants a brother.  Better talk to your Daddy about that one kiddo.  I think this is it for Mama!

So all in all, it went better than a thought. She's almost too smart for her own good.  I will see how it is once it really all sinks in. She keeps asking me when August will be here.  She's excited.  She was telling her teacher and her friends this morning when I dropped her off.  We shall see how long it lasts.

But, we are excited.  So Happy St. Patrick's Day!

March 15, 2011

Random Thought Tuesday

Am I the only one that thinks this?

I think people get divorced without even trying to fix things.


So they can ship their kids off to the ex for every other weekend and have a life again.

Don't know about you but I have a pretty good life without having every other weekend off.  Although, I do send my kiddo to grandparents a lot.  That's different.

Maybe I'm just weird but this is the random stuff I think about sometimes.

March 14, 2011

Be still my heart...

My 4 year old seems to know just what to say and when to say it.  Yeah, to get her way.

Here is just a sampling of her wisdom.

At bedtime the other night, she was stalling.  Normal for us.

I said, "Good night. I love you.  I'll see you in the morning."

She said, "I bet you will love me more in the morning than you do tonight."

I said, "I bet I will!"

Then the next night, at bedtime, she wants me to rock her.  All 43 pounds of her.  I oblige because I know it won't be much longer that I'll only have 1 to rock.

She looks up at my sweetly and says, "Mama, I can't wait for August."

I said with a smile, "Why's that?"

She smiled back and said, "Because I LOVE being a big sister."

I told her I know she will be a great one too.

Oh, but before that, she told me that she wanted Cheetos.  I told her no since it was bedtime and we'd already brushed our teeth. 

She said, "No, your baby said he wanted Cheetos."


She also brought me her stethoscope and listened to my heart and baby's heart.  Then she made me listen to her heart.  She also likes to talk into one end so you can hear her. 

She said, "God said it's going to be a boy!"

Well, I checked the Chinese calendar today and it said girl.  We shall see.  Hopefully tomorrow.

March 13, 2011


I'm starting a new award, for myself.  Mother Of The Year.

The other night, the kiddo was getting ready for her bath.  She was already stripped down and sitting on the potty.  She happened to be going number 3, if you know what I mean (TMI? You're welcome.).  Above our toilet is a cabinet where I keep the towels, toilet paper and medicine.  I was getting out her medicine she takes every night, along with her vitamin.  She has a little cough so I went to grab the Robitussin and I accidentally knocked off one of those medicine cups.  And guess where it fell??

You people are so smart.  Yep, fell right in the toilet.  With the no longer clean toilet water.

Kiddo starts screaming like the thing is going to jump up and grab her rear.  I keep telling her I will just flush it when she's done.  More screaming.  Hysteria.

As I am pouring the Robitussin into a different medicine cup, I look up and she has fished the one cup out of the toilet and placed it on MY COUNTER.

Ick Ick Ick...

I would have lost my supper if I had eaten anything.

I immediately shoved the 'dirty' cup into the trash can.  More hysteria.

"But Mama, I want the other cup!"

"No, that one was just in the potty with your pee and poop (again, you're welcome)."

I finally got her calmed down enough to take the medicine out of the new cup.

Whew, Mother Of The Year, right here.

I am sure there will be lots more where that came from.

March 12, 2011

What's in a name?

The second question everyone asks a pregnant woman is "Do you know what you are having?"

That question is QUICKLY followed by (regardless of your answer to the above questions), "Do you have name(s) picked out yet?"

The answer is NOPE and NOPE.

We won't guarantee a name until AT LEAST July, if then.  I'm kind of thinking of not telling anybody what names we like, or pick.  Current kiddo was not named until about 2 weeks before she was born.  And, only because the hubby said we were not going to the hospital without a name!

So yes, we have some (boy and girl) names that we like.  But, naming someone is a big deal.  It's not something that we take lightly.

We have a middle name picked out that is a family name on both sides.  That's as far as we've gotten.

So don't expect anything from us namewise anytime soon.

Technically, we have until 3 days after he/she is born to declare a name on paper!

March 11, 2011


Why is the first question everyone asks a pregnant woman is "Have you been sick?"

Do they really want to know the answer?

Do they want to hate you if you say no?

Do they want to sympathize with you if you say yes?

I don't get it.

I've been lucky.  I was only sick twice with the 1st kiddo.  I have not been sick at all with this one.  Thankfully.  I had about 1 week of nausea but luckily that's all it was.

So when I tell them no and I have to hear about how lucky I am.  I know I'm lucky.  Believe me.  I don't want to be puking every single day.  Nobody does.

But don't make me feel bad about not having been sick.


I think they just want to hate me.

Who knows?

Why not just a plain and simple, "Hi, how are you?"

I know people really do care.  It's just sometimes, I really think they want everyone to be as sick as they were.

March 10, 2011

Weekend at the Dude!

Well, last weekend the weather was not so friendly to us.  But we had a great time anyway.

Kiddo got to attend her first MSU basketball game.  She actually did pretty good up until about 10 minutes to go in the game.  Of course, it was when the game got really interesting.  She watched Bully like a hawk the entire time and always wanted to know where he was.  She said she wanted to go see him.  I knew she would freak out the closer we got so I convinced her that he would be at the baseball game the next day. 

Bad Mama, I know.

And the frisbee catching dogs were the halftime entertainment.  If you are an MSU fan, you know what I am talking about.  They are fun to watch!

Here are a few pics from the COLD baseball game on Sunday. She wouldn't let me take any other pics of her during the weekend!

Most of the pics she took herself.  That entertained her for about half an inning.

We missed you Julie!!!!!!!!

March 9, 2011

It's a...

NIECE!!  We will be having a niece named Avery Claire at the end of July. 

So super duper excited!!!!!!!!!!!

And for the record, I called it.


Ever have one of those days were people just get on your nerves?  No matter what you do (or they do), it just seems to get under your skin????

I'm blaming hormones.  My common blamer these days.

Good, bad, or ugly.

Some days hormones just rear their ugly head and make me even more of a grumpy person.

I apologize. It happens.  Just seems to happen more often these days.

March 8, 2011


What do you think of when you see someone driving a particular car?  Do you judge them?  Are you envious? 

The other morning while dropping off kiddo at school, I saw a new mom dropping off her child.  She was driving an Infiniti SUV.  Last week, I saw her driving a monster of a Tahoe, black like the CIA.  I immedialtely thought today, "Man, they must have some money!  Must be nice." 

And in that one thought I did both things.  I judged them and I was envious.  Shame on me.  But it's sooo easy to do.

I don't drive an expensive car.  My hubby's truck is 8 years old and PAID FOR! 

I just don't understand how some people can afford the vehicles that they drive?  Especially, when you drive by and see a shack of a house and a Cadillac sitting outside.


I guess I'm just weird.  I'm not unhappy with my sedan or the truck.  Especially once mine is paid off as well!  I should not judge or be envious of what someone else has.  It's just human nature though.

March 7, 2011

Life Happens

Why is it that prices on EVERYTHING seem to be going up lately, yet this is the 1st year I will not be getting a raise.  I may not even be able to afford to drive my car to work. And I don't drive a big gas guzzling car either.  Just a normal Nissan sedan.  But still, I need a bike.  Can you see the big fat pregnant lady biking her 4 year old to daycare?  That would be a sight!

We are just going to have to find some creative ways to cut down on costs this year.  I've really tried hard to cut out unnecessary spending but that's just hard.  My social butterfly kiddo has a lot of birthday parties to go to.  I'll be honest?  We skip some just so I don't have to buy a gift.  Cheap?  Yes.  Smart? Maybe.  Bad parent?  No. She has plenty other opportunities for playing with her friends.

Does anybody know where I can find my money tree to pay off a few bills?  My car is pretty close to being paid off and I can taste it.  It's so tasteful that it makes me want something new.  Until I get that new payment book. ICK.

For the first time in the 8 years we've been in our house, our mortgage went up.  I was expecting it to next year when we have to get our road repaved and they will add that to our taxes, but I was shocked last week when I got my new payment book and my payments went up each month about $15.  That's such a small amount but it adds up.  Just another thing.

As I type this, my favorite song comes on my iTunes, This is the Stuff.  I posted it the other day.

This is the stuff that drives me crazy and gets to me and it's all I can think of some days.  But we are super blessed.  We have a baby on the way.  Yes, that adds more stress to my life.  How will I afford daycare and diapers??????????????  But I'm still thankful.

Now, if only I can figure out how to grow money on trees or a way to get rid of a few bills, life would be much simpler.  Wouldn't that be nice?

March 4, 2011

Dudy Noble

This weekend, I will be taking my daughter to one of my all-time favorite places in this world.

We are leaving today with my Mom and Dad and heading to Starkville.  Home of Mississippi State.  To see some MSU Diamond Dogs play at DUDY NOBLE FIELD, Polk Dement Stadium.  What a beautiful place.

Photo from

I took my kiddo one time before but she was only about 4 months old and I'm sure doesn't remember it.  I've wanted to take her many times before but it's never worked out.  And to be honest, I love my Bulldog baseball and wanted to be able to go and not have a 2 or 3 year old distraction.  While I am sure she will get bored at some point this weekend, I will be prepared with a bag of stuff for her.  Food, toys, entertaining junk.  Plus my Mom is so wonderful that she has said if kiddo doesn't like it, they would go walk around or something so my Dad and I can actually watch the game.

Although it won't be SEC play yet, it's still my favorite MSU sport to watch.  When I was in college, my friend Julie and I used to go to every single game.  Hot or cold.  We would take heaters and blankets for the Feb. and March games and fans for the May games.  Oh, what fun we have with our crew.  Most that still attend the games.

I cannot wait and I really hope the rain doesn't spoil the entire weekend.  If it rains Saturday, we might hit the Hump for Hoops!  Mississippi State style.

Oh, and if you are thinking of coming to my house and stealing from us this weekend, we have 2 ferocious pups that will eat you.  And the hubby will be home.  And we have a nice alarm system.

Have a nice weekend!!!!!!!!!!

March 3, 2011


Today, I have officially entered my 2nd trimester.  Thank goodness.  Now maybe some of my energy will come back.  I have been very lucky and not been sick, just tired all the time.  Which is mostly normal for me.  But I'm sleeping more now and still tired.

I had a Dr.'s appt. yesterday and everything went well.  It took my Dr. a few minutes to find the heartbeat but it was only because I have a super active child in my belly.  Kiddo was doing somersaults.  I can't wait until I can feel them!  I might regret that statement later when all the kid is doing is kicking me!

My blood pressure was very good for me (122/74) and I've only gained 1 more pound since last week, for a total of 3 pounds, which I am ecstatic about!  I gained 45 last time and I'm not hoping for a repeat!

I go back again in 2 weeks and we have an ultrasound scheduled just to see if we can figure out the baby's sex.  It it's a girl, it will be too early to tell.  With a boy, you know pretty early.  So we shall see.

Oh, and I find out next week if we are getting another nephew or a niece!!!  I'm saying GIRL for them, and us.  We'll know one of the answers next week!

March 1, 2011


Nobody is perfect. I am just glad that I serve a forgiving God!
What if we all had to pay for our mistakes instead of just asking forgiveness?

I know some things parents do are inexcusable. No question in my mind. But what if you are pushed and pushed so much that one day you just snap. Briefly. Then you realize what you have done and you do your best to make amends.

I don't feel that a mother should be taken from her children and vice versa.  Not when the mother is a good person and has done everything to make amends.

I can't imagine carrying a child for 9 months and raising them, sometimes alone, and then no longer be able to see them?  That is wrong.  No matter what. In this situation, nobody wins and it breaks my heart.

And remember, the only perfect person is Jesus Christ who died to save us from our mistakes. Our sins. Our imperfections.