In a world with a 4 year old, a 3 year old, a 16 month old, a 3 month old and two soldiers you never know what misadventures await. Life is always springing the unexpected and I want to share them with you. Welcome to my world.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Yes that's fat, pregnant me with a Bella & Edward Look alikes

Friday, November 25, 2011

18 Week Pregnancy Survey

How far along? 18 Weeks  (11/25)

Total weight gain/loss: I went down a pound this
week after the week before I had gone up a pound. I currently weigh 187

Maternity clothes? I really don't have too many options anymore. I could really use some new maternity clothes, maybe for Christmas

Stretch marks? Luckily I haven't really put on enough weight to see any new ones.

Sleep: I'm tired all the time and want to do nothing more than sleep. But I don't think I'm sleeping very well when I do.

Best moment this week: Feeling my sweet boy kick!

Movement: He's kicked a few times and I feel him quite a bit at night, he's a night owl like me

Food cravings: Potatoes (anyway I can have them), turkey sandwich with mayo & mustard

Gender: It's official, he's a boy!

Labor Signs: I had a braxton hicks the other day, but it was one and nothing I was worried about

Belly Button in or outie? Its still an innie

Wedding rings on or off? I managed to get my engagement ring back on, but I can't wear my wedding band. :(

What I miss: Not having nearly so many migraines. When I was first diagnosed with Chronic Migraines the Dr at the time told me I probably would never want to get pregnant since my migraines would get worse while pregnant. My first pregnancy I didn't have a single one, I had a few with  my second and a few more with the third, but this pregnancy takes the cake with migraines. I'm going on almost a week with my current one and not finding much relief.

What I am looking forward to: Holding my sweet son in my arms!

Weekly Wisdom: I know I've said it lots before, but if you have any question about a symptom you're having or a worry then don't hesitate to call the Dr.

Milestones: I have been IV-less and NJ tube-less for almost a month now!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Belated Halloween

Here are the highlights of our Halloween! Please enjoy!

Decorating Halloween cookies, what little artists!

Aidan's utter delight in carving pumpkins

Aislynn loved pulling out the pumpkin guts!

Trick or treat

Our Little Pixie

Rhiannon and Great Grandpa bonding

My kids with my Dad's parents, it was nice to get to see them!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Pregnancy Humor

Sorry I've been so sporadic with postings, but I guess being pregnant makes you entitled to be sick from and by everything. So here is some pregnancy humor so that you know that I'm still thinking about all of you! Enjoy!

Friday, November 4, 2011


I have been so bad at this as of late, so here is my attempt to get back into the Mama's Losin' It! writer's workshop. I picked FAQ and I guess we'll see where it takes us!

1-How long have you known your Hubby?
I've officially known him for 10 1/2 years and we've been together for 9 1/2 years. Sometimes it doesn't seem like that long, but it really has been. We met during our Sophomore year of high school.
2-Was it love at first sight?
 Absolutely not. Surprised? I actually found him creepy and kind of annoying, but over time I found out what kind of a guy he really was and eventually I fell for him. I fell hard, but I wasn't quite ready to admit it and frankly it scared me. One day I will tell the whole crazy story.
3-Are you really in the Army Reserves?
 Yes, I've technically been in for 6 years, but I only was actively drill for two and a half years of that time. It wasn't always in my plans, in fact I grew up being kind of anti-soldier, but my Hubby helped me change my mind. And it was very groundbreaking for me to step out of my comfort zone and plans to join. I shocked everybody who knew me, especially my family. It was the best decision I had made at that point. I loved Basic and AIT, I'd go back in a heartbeat.
4-Are you crazy for going back pregnant?
 Truthfully? Probably. Yes, I am, but I wasn't pregnant when I made the decision. Its not going to make things easy for me that's for sure, but I'm excited in a lot of ways to go back, just really nervous.
5-How do you like being a SAHM?
 For the most part I love it. I'm glad to be able to do what neither my Mom or my MIL were able to do. Its nice not missing out on my kids growing up and being so involved. But I miss the adult interaction I got when I worked outside the home. My world revolves around my three, soon to be four crazy kids, but they aren't much for conversation at the moment. Although they are getting there. ;) I wouldn't change being a SAHM, but I'd love for some more SAHM friends.

If you have any other questions you want to ask feel free. I'd love to hear what you have to say.

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Yes, you read that right, I'm a small bundle of nerves. (Or rather a large rotund bundle of nerves) I got my orders to start drilling again and my first Drill back is this weekend. And boy am I nervous. I mean really nervous. Its not that I haven't done this before, although it hasn't been in three & a half years. I think my big worry is that I'm 4 months pregnant this time around and that changes everything. I mean being pregnant was why I went into IRR in the first place and this time I'm sticking it out, as long as everything goes ok. But even then it will be me having to make up the drills I miss later.

I'm nervous about how I'm going to be treated. I want to be a good soldier, but I know I have limitations and I don't want anyone thinking less of me because of it. My Unit can be ruthless, especially a good portion of the female soldiers. My Hubby and I will be in the same unit, although two different platoons. I worry about not living up to the kind of soldier he is. He's well liked, in fact more than well liked, everybody loves him. He's the go to guy when his leadership want something done and done right. I want to be that kind of soldier and I'm afraid I won't live up to it. I have big shoes to fill and follow in.

It scares the crap out of me. There is a NCO who didn't like me before I went into IRR and she's back, I'm afraid of what misery she's going to cause me. She liked me fine until I failed my first PT test and then I was no longer one of her favorites. After that she was very cruel emotionally and she's been harassing my Hubby about us being sure about me coming back. I don't want her to win. I don't know how to be this super soldier. So I'm scared. I'm not afraid to admit it to you, my friends and confidantes, but to anyone else I am. I don't know what to do. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Wednesday, November 2, 2011