Sunday, November 10, 2013
Just entered all my current weights, height and all that stuff, here's to seeing the numbers go down, not up!
Monday, October 28, 2013
Once again I managed to lose track of time and Sparkpeople in 2013 but the pregnancy was a little rough and my blog has been gaining some momentum, so between the kids, the blog, the pregnancy and life itself it has been a little hectic!
My son was born on Sept 18th, 2013, weighing in at a big old 8lb 14oz! He was put in the NICU for a week cause he has some fluid on his lungs and they kept him in or a week on antibiotics. It sucked but he came home ad he's doing well!
My son's name is Bronson Walter and I love it! Bronson is after the actor Charles Bronson and Walter is after my dad! He's a good, chilled out baby and I love it!
My mother visited from England just after Bronson came home from the hospital an that was a great couple of weeks because I hadn't seen her in 4 years! Those 2 weeks sure flew by though and then I had to start learning how to juggle these kids on my own while my husband is a work and all! That has been a fun learning curve I can tell you!
We are now a family of 6! My two youngest are 2.5 and the newborn, then there is my 10 yr old step son and my 17 yr old son, so they're all at vastly different stages in life and need different things but I am definitely being kept n my toes by the little'ns!
I am desperate to get my body back into some kind of shape now that doesn't resemble a sack of potatoes!! I reached my highest weight ever during this last pregnancy because I was in so much pain the last half of it that I barely moved!!
It is now or never, as they say...
I hope you are all well, and sill sticking around!
P.S I put pics of my son on my main page, if you were curious to see the kids I spawn :) xx
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Well, I haven't been here in a while because I have been lying in bed feeling like death for quite some time over January and February and some of March then started to come back to life a few weeks ago and here we are again - feeling pretty good!
I am happy to announce that we're EXPECTING out 4th child AND it is a BOY! It has been a huge shock to the system as we were not planning on any more and had only just started talking about the possibility of 1 more when low and behold we were already pregnant and didn't know it!!!
We are now 18 weeks in and due September 21st, which is the day after my oldest son's birthday and 3 days before my step son's birthday so September is going to be fun!!
Saturday, January 12, 2013
I finally took myself to the Dr. yesterday as I have an ongoing issue with nasal polyps. They have been removed twice but they came back, again, and they were causing me some discomfort and now an infection. My copay is high and I had to use some of our gas money to get the prescriptions but it is time I looked after me for once. I am no good to anyone if I'm not feeling my best!
Anyway, the Dr. weighed me and I have put on almost 20 lbs since the last time about a yr ago! SHAMEFUL! But MOTIVATING! This is a good starting block for me. I am finally getting myself together and our situation is improving slightly and so hopefully the stars will align it all in my favor and push us all forward instead of sideways! Anything is better than going backwards! :)
I spoke to my Dr. about my eyes, too, which I have been having issues with. Vision loss and flashy lights but no headaches. They are really debilitating when they happen and I was scared that it might be a retina issue as both my brother and my dad had retina replacement/repairs in their lifetimes and I hear it can be hereditary. The Dr. thinks it might be silent migraines - the vision loss and wavy lines without the headache. She said it would be more like lightning bolts if it were the retina but it is still best to get checked out (if I can ever afford the $40 copay, which is the only thing holding me up!).
The Dr. reckons the polyps actually might be pressing on my nerve, which might be causing the optical issues, which means I should benefit from the meds they gave me to shrink the polyps in more ways than one. I would also love to have my sense of smell back!
All in all, I don't feel too well today, which is either because all of these pills have made me feel sickly or because I picked up something at the Dr's office - I always feel crap coming home from the Dr. Always a fun germ party!
I really have to set some new goals now with this weight loss. I am not back to my heaviest, thank goodness, but I have to get on it now before I am!!!
Alright guys, Happy Saturday!!!
Thursday, January 03, 2013
2012 started off for us as a GREAT year and we really thought things were going to come full circle and put us where we want to be but as the year went on and we brought a car, which then died on us, and then spent most of the rest of the year without a car again and missed summer and adventures with the kids and all sorts of other stuff - money worries got worse, the hubs was working his ass off and barely at home because of the car situation - he had to spend hours sitting around at work after everyone went home cause his ride home finished 3 hours after he did!
We had a few close calls with paying rent and we actually were a day late last month! Things have just been crazy. We finally opened up to a few people about how bad the situation was and how we just can't seem to fix it - I mean, we don't owe a ton of money to anyone, anywhere, and we only have things like basic cable and the cheapest internet service and we don't go out or spend frivolously and we don't have credit cards yet I'm a stay at home mother and we live on half a paycheck cause most of the check goes to child support - it is nuts. I am eternally optimistic though and dragging my husband's butt with me because he is the pessimist in the family so it is hard sometimes but we're getting there.
Over Christmas a guy who works with my husband donated a ton of canned goods to us, like literally 10 or so boxes worth and boxed goods like potatoes, rice, pasta, cereal and that kind of thing. I have not had a stocked pantry for a good couple of years and so this has been a really, really wonderful thing and it might only look like peas and carrots to some people but I don't have to worry about where food is coming from for a while, which is a wonderful feeling!
Also, over Christmas, one of my husband's friends sent our family a HUGE box with a gift for each of us in it, which was SO lovely, really! I did give all of my family a gift this year but most of it came from blogging and didn't cost anything or I got it really cheap over the year on Amazon sales, but it wasn't much and they were happy with that because I have raised them to be grateful of the little things. Well, this box arrived and it was like an exta Xmas! They had sent my husband a graphics tablet that used to be his friends but his friend got a new one and thought my husband (who is a bit of an artist) could use it and we can't afford to buy things like that ourselves right now and so that was fabulous! They sent the kids toys and they sent me a gift card for Target! Usually I end up spending all of my gift cards or cash on food or the kids and so this year I took advantage of the card and got something purely for me. I managed to get 2 bags, a pair of sandals and a wallet for the $25, plus $1 out of pocket give or take a few pennies and total before sales would have been over $77 including shipping! Target had a big sale, extra discounts and free shipping that one day and so I felt incredibly lucky - and incredibly guilty for spending the money on myself!!! (I don't think "mom guilt" ever really goes away!).
My mother in law has been a real peach this year, she has really tried hard to get involved and be a better person, she has taken my boy to soccer and we've been over for lunches which didn't end in an argument! She gave them a ton of fabulous gifts for Christmas, which she got at Goodwill, with her savvy-ness and so didn't spend a lot out of pocket but really found some GREAT things the kids just LOVE. I am so greatful for the effort she puts in to Christmas for them. It has been a nice one for the kids this year and I am just thankful all around!
We recently reconnected with my husband's dad after 9 years and he is at our house now trying to help out where he can even though he is in a worse situation than us since his wife left him and took all the money and house and everything else. Maybe pooling our resources will help, which is the plan, but we're only on week 1 of that and so we have to see how it goes. Fingers crossed.
Other than that, my blog is doing really well, my butt is probably suffering from all the time I spend sitting online though!
I really seem to have lost myself a bit lately and need to get back to me again, which is what brings me here - this is actually probably the only community that has kept me motivated over the years and so this is where it needs to be! :D
I hope you are all well!? Come chat with me! I could do with some new conversation, for real!
Onwards and upwards!!
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