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Today went pretty well...

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Today went pretty well as far as my mood. I am however dealing with a teething almost 10 month old and he just wanted his Mommy today :) I love that little boy, well all my babies, so much :)
I didn't get to work out but I did get to take a moment just to rest without kids since they all went to church to do children's choir tonight. It felt nice just to sit in the quiet.
Tomorrow, I have to get some cleaning and packing done. My oldest, Chloe, and my youngest, Gabriel, are heading to VIrginia for the weekend while the 2 middle boys spend some time with their dad. Shawn will be meeting a lot of my friends and family this weekend at the Virginia Peanut Festival. I'm so excited!

  
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JOANOFARCTIC 9/20/2012 9:02PM

    Sounds like a nice weekend :)

Enjoy it! You'll probably get some walking in at the festival, too :)

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OTEN36 9/20/2012 2:36AM

    Oh it sounds like a great weekend ahead. I pray for your safe trip.
Have a wonderful time. You deserve it!
Dee/Mn

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I walked :)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

I walked...even though I didn't feel like it, I walked. I had a fight with my boyfriend and he made me so mad and hurt, that I was determined to get my hiney out there and walk so I could reflect on things that I need to change to get myself back. I came home, ate a little dinner, drink some water, took a nice hot shower, a melatonin, got my glass of water, and now I am going to bed. My alarm is set for 5am so I can go walk the bridge in the morning. It's time to start finding myself again because once upon a time, I liked myself. I am just the shell of my former person stuck in a fat suit.

  
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MJ7DM33 9/18/2012 9:44PM

  Good for you!

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EATVEGAN 9/18/2012 9:26PM

    In the I'm Quitting team I'm on we are encouraged to look at ourselves in the mirror for a full minute, smiling and saying nice things about ourselves. I'm finding it very helpful. If you're interested look on my page for the I'm Quitting team and join us. It is really important in maintaining a positive attitude to like yourself. I hope this helps.

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How I am feeling...

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Today was just a yucky day ;( There just isn't enough money to pay the bills and its weighing heavily on my shoulders. I've always been one of those girls that HAD to pay her bills on time, if not early and my bills have ALWAYS been paid. This time, there just wasn't enough money. I tried selling my Neil Lane bridal set I got for Christmas from my ex-husband and the jeweler I took them to tried to rip me off and offer me $300 for them...Seriously?
I'm trying to have faith...I know that if God brought me to it, He will bring me through it! Just gotta have faith, I keep reminding myself.
These past 2 months have been hard and Baby Moose still has a long road to recovery. He currently has to have 2 sets of dilations done every day. He is not happy with me for about 2 hours afterwards but it has to be done so that he heals properly internally.
I can't wait to get moved back home...I get to go home to visit this weekend and I need to just get away from SC for a couple of days. I need to be surrounded by people that love me and support me. I'm taking Chloe, my oldest, and Gabriel, the baby. The 2 middle boys will be staying with their dad to get some one on one time with him. We are going to my hometown's Peanut Festival. It will be nice to see my boyfriend and my family and friends.
I will keep reminding myself that tomorrow is a new day...tomorrow is a day to be positive. I have to be. I have 4 precious little ones depending on me.

  
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EATVEGAN 9/18/2012 1:20AM

    Keep your chin up. The Lord is faithful in finances, too.
Janet

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My Baby Boy is HOME!!!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

My sweet baby boy, Gabriel (Moose) is HOME from MUSC! He got to come home this past Tuesday!! I am excited and happy :)
He is a tiny little thing though...much different from his birth! He turned 9 months old on August 21st. He weighs 16lbs now.
The goal is to now put the weight on him and let him grow without a massive intestinal obstruction.
He is like a different baby...he plays NONSTOP and laughs and giggles until he plays himself out. It's AMAZING!!!
YAY!

  
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EATVEGAN 8/30/2012 11:14PM

    This is so exciting. It brings tears to my eyes, to hear Moose is home and will soon be more and more moose-like. I'm so happy for you.
Janet

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SAINTBERNARD6 8/30/2012 4:24PM

    How wonderful....may God continue to less his growth..

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MOMFAN 8/30/2012 1:37PM

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FROGGYFROGERSON 8/30/2012 11:52AM

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MAZACK 8/30/2012 9:29AM

    That is great

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BEANIES_MOM 8/30/2012 5:39AM

    That's greatI

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OLIVIANIGHT 8/30/2012 4:27AM

    Aw that's great! : )

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ARNETTELEE 8/30/2012 4:26AM

  Glad to read that your baby is home with you!

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Gabriel (the baby) has been in the hospital going on 2 weeks :(

Friday, August 24, 2012

My youngest son, Gabriel, has had digestion issues since birth. We have seen Dr. after Dr. Finally on August 11th, he started throwing up everything he ate. He hadn't had a bowel movement in 3 weeks and before that another 3 weeks. We rushed him to the naval hospital down here in Beaufort where I had to plead with the Dr there to please transfer him over to Beaufort Memorial. It was only after Gabriel started throwing up bile with streaks of blood that he did. We took him over to Beaufort Memorial where they immediately ordered an x ray, enemas, and suppositories and nothing worked so they admitted him. The pediatrician there ordered a liquid laxative since it was discovered that he had a major intestinal obstruction.
He started throwing that up and nothing was coming out the other end.
Another pediatrician came in and decided that he needed to be sent to the Medical University of South Carolina Children's hospital in Charleston (MUSC). So he was taken by ambulance to MUSC with a possible diagnosis of Hirschsprung's Disease.
Once we got there, they did a barium enema the very next day and then did a rectal biopsy. Both came back positive for HD. That Thursday, he had a Broviac catheter put in and then he had rectal washouts for a week. This past Monday, he had surgery. The surgeon took out 14 inches of intestine and then took the good intestine and pulled it down to his rectum. He is doing amazing and may get to come home on Tuesday. As of right now, he is being fed through the Broviac catheter but on Monday, he will get to try formula and see how his system does with it. Please keep us in your prayers!

  
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MOMFAN 8/24/2012 1:12PM

    Hugs and prayers!!! For both you and the little one. It is so hard to see our children suffer and there is nothing we can do about it.

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CHRISKENANDKIDS 8/24/2012 7:51AM

    Oh man! Poor guy! Hope this all works and he heals quickly!

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TRACY31502 8/24/2012 7:40AM

    Will definitely be praying for you all!!! Poor little guy and poor mama!!!!! i can't imagine the frustration stress and fear you had!!!! I'm so happy to hear the good news though! I will be praying for sure!

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PAMNANGEL 8/24/2012 3:18AM

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TKRYSTINA 8/24/2012 2:00AM

  My prayers are with you & your family. I hope you little guy gets better soon. My cousin Jackie's little boy went thru a lot of health problems in his first few months. He just turned 1 on Monday. Hewas born almost 3 weeks early. He spent Christmas in the hospital. He is doing very well right now.

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LALMEIDA 8/24/2012 12:43AM

  Hope he feels better and you can take him home. emoticon

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NANCYRUBIO 8/24/2012 12:31AM

    Life hands us blows and then blows us up. Sounds like you have put yourself back together. I shall think of you many times over the next few days and say prayers often!

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EATVEGAN 8/24/2012 12:31AM

    I'm glad they found a diagnosis for Gabriel and were able to act. So pleased that he's doing better. I pray he continues to improve, able to eat well, and go home on Tuesday as planned, or sooner. emoticon
Janet

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