Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Scoop

Hi my friends!
How are you? I'm good. Really good.

Did you notice? Some of you may have noticed straight away. Others may be scratching your head wondering what I'm talking about. ;-)


I'm almost 8 weeks and sick as all get out, although it DOES seem to be getting better.  Keeping my fingers crossed, but usually I'm sick the entire 9 months.  I told God I really couldn't be that sick this time, as I have a family to take care of, a home to keep, and other various commitments I've made for church fundraising etc...  And it seems like He's answering!

I had some major cramping on Thursday night. It woke me up from a dead sleep it hurt so bad. I had an ultrasound on Friday and baby was doing well and measuring right on course, so we decided to tell our kiddos on Saturday morning.

It was so fun!!  We were all eating breakfast and Josh said I had something to say.  So I said, "You know how mommy has been really sick lately?"  And they all said yes, because HA, I've been throwing up a LOT. Anyway, I said it was because there was a new little baby in my tummy.

Kate got a look of wonder and total excitement on her face and couldn't stop grinning from ear to ear.  She immediately said she wants it to be a girl. ;-)  Christian wants a boy.  Owen just wonders how the baby got in there, and how it's going to get out, LOL! :)

It's so fun that they are old enough to really "get" it and be excited about it.  I'm due June 12th. 

Anyway, that is partly the reason why I gained those 3 pounds.  I've been sick, and lost some of it.  I plan to weigh tomorrow and see what the scale says.  I can't drink coffee at all. In fact, Josh had to move the coffee pot out to the garage because the smell makes me sooooo sick!!!

I am so excited. It was a long road to get here, over a year process.  But I'm so thankful, so grateful.  I've always felt like someone was missing, even from when Owen was a baby.  I just knew there is supposed to be someone else here.  And sure enough, there is a little bun in the oven. :) Just one, thank goodness! ;-)

Anyway, this blog will obviously focus more on the pregnancy and gaining healthfully instead of losing weight.  And now I'll have a LOT to talk about. :-D

Monday, October 24, 2011


Hi guys :)
How is everyone? I'm hanging in there.

I weighed myself this morning and I'm down 1.5 pounds, so that's good. I still have 1.5 more to lose before I'm back to what I was. :-P

Can I just say that I hate Halloween!?!? I hate all the gory gross decorations.  I do love the candy ;) but the hanging, bloody "bodies" and other decorations I can do without. Yuck.

It's a beautiful day here today, perfect fall weather.  I'm opening my windows and getting that fresh air circulating through my house.  It tends to get stuffy when the heat is one and the windows are closed. 

Anyway, that was a lot of nonsense about nothing. :-D Hope you're all doing well!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Still here

Hey everyone :)
How have you been?  I'm doing pretty good.  Still busy as all get-out, but hanging in there.

I am so constipated, so I've started taking my Metamucil again.  I hope it helps cuz I'm bloated and retaining water too. 

I've been doing pretty good on my eating.  Now that fall is here I've been making lots of crockpot meals, which are so easy and delicious.  I'm making chicken noodle soup for tonight and it smells sooo good already.

Not much else to report on.  I'm hanging in there, and my weight is staying steady. Not going down, but hopefully once the Metamucil kicks in that'll change. ;-)

Happy Wednesday!

Friday, October 14, 2011


Hi guys,
Sorry I've been MIA.  I've been busy.

We have a huge project at church that I've been working on, and then the programmers at the online company made a mistake and erased everything! :-O  So I spent 6 hours one day working on getting all the info back in, and when I was done, I didn't want to even look at the computer.  And since then it's been problem after problem that needs to be solved, so yeah.  I haven't been on the computer for fun in a while.

All this stress has led me to stress eating.  I'm up 3 pounds. :-(  Things are starting to get under control (I HOPE!!) so I can focus on eating healthy and not from stress/just trying to cope.

I hope the scale will go down next week. I'm also constipated, which doesn't help matters.

Anyway, I'm here and I'm alive.  I've been better but I'm not doing toooooo bad, besides the out of control eating. ;-)

I hope you're doing well! 

Friday, October 7, 2011

Holding Steady

Hi Guys!
So I did weigh yesterday, and I'm holding steady at 145.  I was down to 144, then gained to 145.4, then went back down to 144.8 and when I weighed yesterday I was 145.

I'm actually surprised it's not more, as I've been eating a lot more baked goods recently.  I plan to curb that. ;-)

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  I'm cooking for a rental group at our church retreat tomorrow at 6:30a.m. and then we have nothing else planned for the day. I'm looking forward to just hanging out with my little family! Maybe we'll go to a pumpkin patch.

I saw this and thought it was hilarious:

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Hi everyone!
I see time got away from me... a whole week with no post?? Unacceptable. I slap my own wrist. ;-)

I'm doing good, just very, very busy.  I recently was given some responsibility for a project in our church and it's requiring lots of hours online.  Once I'm done with that, I sort of don't want to be on the computer anymore. ;-)

My boys have also been sick and not sleeping.  Christian was up all. night. long. two nights in a row, coughing and coughing and coughing.  I tried everything under the sun: cough medicine, cough drops, breathing in hot steam, drinking lemon/honey water, 2 different types of inhalers, we even shot 1T of whisky down his throat. Nothing helped.

To make matters worse, Owen has been getting up before 6a.m. every morning; and is grumpy as a bear.  He is trying to transition from 1 nap a day to none, but is right smack dab in the middle.  If I give him a nap, he isn't quite ready for bed when the other 2 are.  And then he wakes up early.  But if I don't then he is a holy terror by the time dinner rolls around, and then he STILL wakes up early.  Ugh, trying to figure out what to do. It doesn't work to let him sleep for one hour and then wake him up, either. 

Anyway, all that to say I've been busy with *life* trying to figure out what's best for my kiddos.

I weighed last week and was down 1/2 a pound.  I haven't weighed this week but plan to on Thursday.  If I remember.  That's the other problem; I wake up and hit the ground running and usually have had coffee or chai and then remember I was supposed to weigh. :-P

It's definitely fall out west, and I love it! I've made so many good crockpot dinners, have my mulled cider candle burning all the time, and have started baking.  Banana bread and scones, granola bars, monkey bread, etc...  For the most part I've done very well not overeating.  The monkey bread was an exception, but in my defense ;-) I hadn't eaten all day long and when it came out of the oven at 2pm I was starving.  It also was perhaps the best batch I've ever made. 

I'm working on eating a good breakfast and not mindlessly eating.  I don't think it's wrong to enjoy good food, I just have to work on MODERATION. :-D

I hope you're well and I won't be away so long next time.  Sometimes it's just hard to figure out what to say cuz nothing life-shattering is going on, I'm not doing hardcore exercise or dieting, you know?

Anyway, hope you're having a fabulous week!