Monday, January 28, 2013

Pity party people

For obvious reasons, I haven't posted in a year.  Obvious people...I have 4 kids!  I barely have time to go to the bathroom alone, much less update my blog.  Wait, I DO NOT go the bathroom alone.  I usually have at least 1 furry legged friend and 1 little boy following my every move.

I'm throwing myself a pity party today & you are all invited!  I am pretty stressed.  I feel like I rush through every day of my life and never have time to slow down and enjoy anything.  I talked to some friends over the weekend, one of which had left the corporate world to be a stay at home mom, although she does have a craft that enables her some income. 

IF I WERE A SAHM....I envision morning school drop off, head back home to fold laundry (which is never ending) and make beds.  Head off to the gym for about 2 hours - 1 hour cardio, 1 hour yoga.  Come home and make a healthy lunch.  More housework.  Pick up kids from school.  After school snack.  Spend one on one time with each child going through their folders and helping with homework.  Start dinner.  Greet my honey with a home cooked meal.  Clean up.  Quality time with the honey.  Bedtime routines.  ahhhhhhhhh  I'm sure this is pretty far from what would actually happen but it sounds nice to be able to have time to do things that are important, instead of feeling rushed all of the time!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Horrible blogger, slap my hand.  so I have been just a little busy.  Let's see if I can  sum up the past few months without going on and on and on....

Pre-eclampsia was creeping up on me.  My blood pressure was ridicu-lou and I started having protein in my urine.  I was planning to work up until delivery but considering these factors, along with my high blood pressure, excessive swelling and gestational diabetes, I knew it wasn't happening, it was just a matter of WHEN. 

December 22nd.
Dr appointment.  BP too high, doctor was really concerned.  He wanted to try and hold off for a few weeks to give the baby more time ot mature.  Started steroid shots. Told me bedrest at home was the plan and try to reduce my stress.  I was planning to be off work the last week of the year anyway, so it wasn't a big deal.  My mom took the big boys to the dentist for me, I forgot to remind her, so at the last minute, she AS ALWAYS saved the day!  I got home from the doctor about the same time she dropped off the boys.  I told her what the dr. said and she was pretty concerned.  I was supposed to be on bedrest, remember?  Problem was....I had no diapers, no wipes, no bottles or paci's.  I'd had a baby shower but one was planned at the office at the beginning of January.  Would I make it? 

December 23rd.
Getting ready for the holidays.  Hectic.  Mom's on Christmas Eve with the family.  Needed to go to the store to get everything I needed to cook.  Trying to rest

December 24th.
You know a late night or early morning phone call is NEVER a good call, right?  I panic when the phone rings early or late.  Reduce stress....ha.  It was my sister.  My mom had fallen in the night, they were at the hospital and they were planning to release her soon.  They had run tests because she hit her head and back was sore, but didnt' see anything.  She goes home.

Let me say here that my mom is my best friend (besides my husband).  She has been there for EVERY major and not so major moment of my life.  That's what moms do.  She picks my boys up for me every day, comes to my house and helps with laundry.  If she makes too much food for her and my dad, guess who gets the rest?  I love that woman more than life itself.  No lie!  She is my everything.  We talk two to three times every day.

December 25th.
Another early morning call.  Mom had another fall, this time, they think she's had a stroke.  My aunt had a stroke.  I wasn't real close to her so I wasn't sure how much she was affected; however, I've seen her many times since, and she was fine.  I went to the hospital and was shocked to see her.  I've never seen my mom in this condition and hoped I never would.

The next few weeks were kind of a blur.  My pregnancy complications escalated.  Mom got worse.  I couldn't return to work and was on strict bedrest.  My heart ached...I needed my mom.

After a few weeks in the hospital, my mom was sent to a rehabilitation center.  I visited when I could but because of my pregnancy, my time there was limited.

January 18, 2012 my blood pressure was higher than it had been and I was so swollen, looking back I didn't recognize myself.  The dr said it was time.  He sent me to the hospital.  I came home, got the boys together and we headed to the hospital.  I was nervous and excited.  Baby boy was coming now and I was only 36 weeks pregnant.  4 weeks early didn't seem bad considering we were looking at delivering weeks prior.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Baby Boy

I cannot even begin to express my excitement with this baby Carlos.  I am already head over heels in love.  One of the greatest things about pregnancy is feeling his little body move.  I can't wait until I can tell where he is.   LOVE~~~~~~~~~~~

Monday, October 3, 2011

Update Schmupdate

I am terrible at updating my blog.  Okay, since my last post, I found out we are having a boy.  I really thought girl, but I was wrong...again.  We are very excited and I can't wait to see what he looks like. 

Saturday we attended my sweet nephew's first birthday party.  So fun.  They had a petting zoo -- farm animals.  They had the cutest little black pig I've ever seen.  I wanted to stuff him in my purse & take him home.  Afterwards, we decided to venture to the in-laws and spend the night.  I went to Canton with my MIL yesterday and it just about killed me.  2 1/2 hours of walking.  low baby.  ouch!  When we (finally) got to the car, I couldn't bend to sit, I was in much pain.  We headed home and when I arrived I took 1 tylenol and laid down.  I hated to take that pill, but I didn't see relief coming any other way.  I felt better when I got up.  My wonderful husband got my recipe for White Chicken Enchiladas (Pioneer Woman) & made dinner - another big thanks.  I don't think I could have stood in the kitchen for any period of time.  The little boys came home from their dad's house, we got them all settled.  I sat outside on the back porch and looked at the stars...enjoyed the quiet.  Back to the hustle & bustle of the week!  Woo hoo.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Feeling Bleh

This baby and I do NOT agree on food.  Here's a rundown of what he/she does not like:  pizza, mcdonalds (i really don't either), salad, mexican food, hamburger meat.

Carlos did okay with sushi on Saturday and we've enjoyed a steak and sweet baked potato with no problems.

I'm so tired of eating TUMS............

Monday, September 19, 2011

Weekend Wrap Up

I've noticed lately that I can't remember simple words.  I know what I want to say, but I can't remember the word I want to frustrating.

The constant baseball schedule coupled with pregnancy has me exhausted.  The weekends are no longer for catching up around the house, laundry, cleaning, organizing...wait, I don't do that stuff.  Honestly, it's no longer resting and feeling like I have a weekend, instead it's baseball, baseball and more baseball.  Quite frankly, had I anticipated this kind of schedule, I would have given it a second thought.  Too late now?  So, D had a tournament this past weekend.  It was their dad's weekend.  I decided to bow out and give their dad the details and cross my fingers that he would show up.  When this has happened in the past, D stays with my sister & brother in law (also coach of the team).  Lo & behold, his dad never showed up.  Dennis and I spent the day together, had lunch, went to Babies R Us, looked at a discount furniture store for a dresser for the baby.  Really spent some bonding time together.  It was great, but I felt terrible for not being at the baseball field.  D stayed the night Sat. night too (they had early games) and I picked him up as soon as he got back yesterday.  So much for time away from the baseball fields.

So....back to Babies R Us.  To sum up this experience, hilarious would be an understatement.  Den has my kids, but when he got us, Rylan was 4, hardly an infant.  This is all new to him.  We look at pack n' plays, I suggest one that has a place for a newborn so we can use this beside our bed if need be.  Moving on to strollers, he's shocked at the $200 minimum price tag.  He wonders why we can't use the $20 umbrella stroller.  I tell him we can hold off on high chairs for a while.  We mosey around, I think mostly he was in shock.  When we get to the baby beds, he said, "we already looked at beds".  Me, "no honey, that was a pack n play, those are more for naps, they have a cardboard bottom, the beds have real mattresses".  Next we move to bottles.  For some reason, this is a real issue for me.  I've always used playtex bottles with the drop-ins.  However, this time around, I see the expense associated with the constant need of more drop ins. I like the sanitary part of it and minimal washing, but the expense....?  On our way to the bottles, we pass the formula.  I mention that I might "pump" but I'm not sure.  After seeing the price tag on the formula, he is insistent that I should produce enough milk to feed the baby.  Pumps...the good ones....$300!  My poor hubby love was in sticker shock.  That was enough for one day.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Prego Pains

The last few weeks I've been dealing with extreme indigestion.  It doesn't matter what I eat, I get it. TUMS are my friend right now.  I have a big ole bottle in my purse.

I've also been having hip pains when I lay down at night.  I have to put a small pillow under my hips to keep them from hurting.

This week, I've noticed my feet are swelling, or maybe my shoes are shrinking.  When I got home last night, those strappy shoes I wore all day had left permanent imprints on my feet.  Luckily, I have the greatest husband ever who gave me an awesome foot rub to help relieve the pain. 

The temps have dropped and I am so grateful.  I slept like a baby last night...first time in a long time.  Ahhhh, how I love my sleep

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I am a 30 something Wife, Mother, Daughter, Sister, Aunt, Friend. I have 3 amazing sons, an incredible husband and 3 fur babies.