Friday, October 29, 2010


Sorry I have been completely MIA. It was a real busy week. Moms surgery was on went better than they were hoping (they were able to remove more than they had first thought and it is not as aggressive as they were originally thinking, however there is still tumor in the brain they couldn't get so they will still do chemo and radiation...we are waiting on word of when and how much etc.) In any case, she is resting and recovering at the hospital, so I try to make it down to visit when it fits.
My hubby got a new job, which he started today. :) :) so super cool, an answer to prayers, for sure. He is pretty excited about it. I am too, but it puts me back into full time "single" motherhood. JK, but he is gone long hours now.
I start driving at 7:30, four days a week to get kids to preschool and kindergarten. . but that is ok with me, as this keeps 2 of my 4 real happy and busy :)
Baby Macy grace is eating normal now a days, YAY! No more hour long feedings etc.
I haven't lost a pound, but considering my crazy life currently, I am doing good maintaining, I think :)
I look forward to the day I hopefully find time to exercise again, but there's a time and season for everything, right?
I better go make dinner.
Hope everyone is well.
Hope you had a FANTASTIC FRIDAY!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

busy to crazy

Just wanted to update you all real quick...
So life has gone from busy to crazy lately. But we are doing ok. On monday I had my younger siblings. (16, 14, 12, 9 and 7 year olds) over in the pm, while my parents went to the school and talked to all their teachers. Yesterday I spent the entire day out with my mom trying to help her organize shopping lists and buy groceries for the coming week(s).
She visited a second neuro surgeon today, who will do the surgery next tuesday at ten, so please continue to pray for her.
Life will continue to be busy, I am sure, but I will try to post as it fits.
It's been a sobering time for us all. But, it's a good reminder that life is short. We may only have today with our loved ones. I want to make each day a good day for those I have to do with. In Ps. 90 it says, So teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
Hope you are well.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Praying for a miracle

I don't have much to say today, but that we are praying for a miracle.
We recently learned that my mom has a malignant brain tumor. It is really serious, they are looking at doing brain surgery this week.
Please pray for my mom, and my family.
Thank you.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Saturday sayings

Funny things my kids said this week-

1. When my 3 year old is throwing a fit and tells me "you are really freaking me out" :)

2. My 3 year old tells me... "i not can do that" :)

3. My 4 year old says "i really eed it" instead of need it ;)

Kids are so funny, most of the time ;)


Friday, October 15, 2010

Friday Fess up

1. I replaced my brownie/cookie/cupcake addiction with straight up candy this week.(from my kids goodie bags :) :) (clearly I have not been restricting my caloric intake, oops!)

2. I am COMPLETELY estatic about our date night tonight :) :) I CAN NOT wait.

3. I let my baby Macy Gracie (my mia calls her that :) sleep as long as she wants at night, even though the lactation lady tells me that is not ok. Mama's got to sleep sometime :) (last night I got 3 1/2 hours of sleep twice last night. I think that's the most I slept at once since she was born ;)

4. I only made 3 meals for my family this week. (don't worry they still ate, I just didn't prepare the food :)

5. I enjoyed having doc. app. almost every day this week, cuz it forced me to get out of my house (I am SUCH a social butterfly :)



Thursday, October 14, 2010


On the topic of adjusting to having 4 kids............

I feel like I am adjusting ok, but I KNOW this has to have something to do with the fact that DH is constantly around. (he works from home) In fact, I have yet to be left alone with all 4 kids. So, I actually have no idea how it will go (I mean I know it will be fine, but I just wonder how I will feel about it. Will it be no big deal as my youngest this time is 3 years old, not just 16 months a baby herself (like with first 3 kids)? Or will I feel totally overwhelmed?

Anyhow, we shall see. . As tonight is the first night DH has a meeting he NEEDS :) to attend. He has agreed to help feed them all (well, the older three :) and help get them all ready for bed before taking off, so it SHOULD be no big deal, but you know the kidlets? They "no like" bedtime ;)

Ok, so yeah,...this wasn't my most creative, fun idea of a post, but I thought ya all may like to know how I am doing and most of all I thought it would be nice to look back and see how things become more and more "normal" for me with 4. Cuz currently all I seem to do is feed my baby. (Oh but I did get to go jogging this morning and I say jogging, cuz that is barely what it running, barely more than walking, but I did it. :) About 15 minutes or so. Boy it was harder than it used to be, but it felt good) Anyhow,


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

What is wonderful this wednesday

1. I am feeling a bit better today, without even having to take the antibiotic (which is good, cuz I tend to have other health problems when on antibiotics)

2. My check-up was real incision is healing beautifully, so i got the go ahead to be "normal" again :) I can drive again, work out, even pick up my kids :)

3. My good friend Esther came for a visit tonight :)

4. My husband has been SO SUPER helpful since baby arrived.

5. My kids want to behave :) :) :)

Hope you had a WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY as well.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

To do list

So, I was thinking Tuesday's posts would be my to do lists for that week and in my head I was dreaming up all these things I would like to get done this week, ya know how I like to shoot for the stars? (I expect a lot from myself)

BUT, turns out this week's list will be real simple.

#1. Feed my baby

#2. Take it real easy

About #1. As referred to the other day, Macy's check up was today. . and while she is gaining weight just fine and doing beautifully, she is still a real lazy eater, so I spend an hour each feeding, just getting that job done. (8 times a day) But that's ok, this is the season of life I am in right now, and I am just thankful my baby girl is with us and healthy.

About #2. I seem to be getting ill, I am all achy and feel like I got run over by a dump truck. Doc. thinks I have an infection, so they prescribed antibiotics. This too shall pass ;) but I have strict instructions to take it easy :) So, I shall do that and just enjoy my baby girl.

Sorry if this was kind of a depressing post.. I wanted it to be all bright and sunshiny, but this is reality, so I decided to just share :)

I hope you had a TERRIFIC TUESDAY!

Monday, October 11, 2010

On diet and exercise

I don't want this to be a weight loss blog. . I really am tired of being obsessed with that.

BUT, it is a part, an important part of my life, so I decided on Mondays I will weigh and post the latest with me, diet and exercise wise.

For my weigh-in this morning I was happy to be one pound down since last Monday.
I hope to lose a bit more this week. My plan is to keep track of what I eat in a little notebook (I find this works well for me too, sunshine mama ;)

Exercise wise, I am still healing from my c-section so...I will just do my best to take a 20 minute walk or hop on my treadmill at least a few times this week. When I go to my follow-up appointment on wed. I hope to get the go ahead to do more soon :)

I am excited that we are going to the park as soon as we pick up DD from school, I plan to take my walk there today while kids ride their bikes and burn off some of their unending energy :)

Happy Monday~

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Things I look forward to

Things I look forward to this week....

1. A date night on friday to finally celebrate my 29th birthday :) (Thanks for being willing to watch our kids, Elmina :) I can't wait.

2. My baby Macy Grace's checkup on tuesday (and a java crew drink afterward)

3. My post surgery checkup on wed. (I hope to be able to drive MYSELF places again :)

4. My favorite shows airing on Thursday evening. :)

5. Eating healthy and starting to regularly exercise again. (We did grocery shopping all morning, so no excuses now :)

6. Fall weather, I am thoroughly enjoying it (well, maybe not the rain, but the cool crisp weather, yes)

7. Hopefully making it to the feast at church next sunday, I miss people (I guess my hubby and kiddos count as people, but I miss my friends :)

8. Drinking tea and coffee drinks (I stocked up on these while shopping. . Vanilla chai tea in particular)

9. Reading comments on my blog ;) Thanks :)

Hope you are having a SPLENDID SUNDAY!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Saturday sayings

Favorite things my loved ones said this week

1. My 3 year old-I didn't do nuffing

2. My 3 year old- I am going to go pee just for the heck of it ;)

3. My 4 year old- The baby loves me so much.

4. And I have to include one from Dear hubby- When he responded "sounds good" to a question that clearly had several options :) :) I just had to laugh ;)

5. I love every single time my 3 year old says- Eeeeever, instead of either :)

I know there are more, but my foggy post partum brain can't think of more currently ;)


Friday, October 8, 2010

Friday 'fess up

Ruth Anne, I would like to join in the friday 'fess up....Mind much? :)

1. I have stopped showering regularly. (oh but I guess I do have the excuse of a newborn daughter)

2. I rarely leave my couch, let alone my house. (see above excuse for that :)

3. I made pumpkin cupcakes yesterday, using baking with my 3 year old for her enjoyment as my excuse, when really I just wanted to eat them and as soon as they were ready I wolfed down 2 of them in about 2.99 seconds :)

4. I have only lost 12 of the 25 pounds I gained while pregnant, and quite honestly I don't even care.... (but almost losing my newborn Macy Grace put that into perspective for me, I am not saying I don't want to lose more and plan to eat lots of baked goods, but weight is just not that important anymore.)

5. I am pretty sure I am throwing away my scale (see number 4)

6. I REALLY love my hubby. (he's been working his booty off since I had to have an emergency c-section 11 days ago)

7. I don't think I can EVER have surgery EVER EVER again. My c-section was the scariest thing that I EVER went through (this could be due to the fact that it was a TOTAL emergency so they had to give me special K, the most trippy drug EVER)

8. I LOVE peppermint mocha creamer and I drink a cup of coffee at least twice a day lately just for the flavor (this may have something to do with having a newborn and being awake every 2 hours for an hour for feedings...but anyways)

9. I haven't unpacked my hospital bag yet, and it may never get done. I would rather hold Macy Grace :)

10.....hmm...I can't think of anything else....Catch ya later!