Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Project 365: May 12th- May 31st

Due to the rough past month, my project 365 kinda fell the the wayside. I didn't realize I was so behind until I rent to do this post. In the past 1 1/2 - 2 weeks I have hardly taken any pictures. Hopefully now I can get back on track, I am really sad I fell so behind. Anywho here are the few pictures I have taken.

#131 of 365- May 12, 2011
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#132 of 365- May 13, 2011

Positive pregnancy test taken that morning! Baby #4 on the way.

#133 of 365- May 14, 2011
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#134 of 365- May 15, 2011
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#135 of 365- May 16, 2011

Timothy fishing with grandma!

#136 of 365- May 17, 2011
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#137 of 365- May 18, 2011
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#138 of 365- May 19, 2011

#139 of 365- May 20, 2011
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#140 of 365- May 21, 2011
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#141 of 365- May 22, 2011
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#142 of 365- May 23, 2011
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#143 of 365- May 24, 2011
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#144 of 365- May 25, 2011
Huge storms hit St. Louis again. Lots of hail and tornados!

#145 of 365- May 26, 2011
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#146 of 365- May 27, 2011
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#147 of 365- May 28, 2011


#148 of 365- May 29, 2011
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#149 of 365- May 30, 2011

Asleep on Memorial Day at Papa and Judee's house!

#150 of 365- May 31, 2011

Caught Taylor trying on my shirt HAHA!

Saturday, May 28, 2011


Hello my lovely readers! I just want to thank those of you who have sent kind words to me about our new addition, it truly means a lot to me. I also want to thank those of you who stuck around during this rough time, and with my lack of posting.

I cannot believe it has been so long since my last post, but I have been so sick. This morning sickness, well I should say all day sickness, it really kicking me in my butt. I feel like it was my first pregnancy with my son Timothy. I had a really rough time, and was sick most of my pregnancy with him.

I somehow lucked out with Mason and was only sick in the beginning, and REALLY lucked out with Taylor because I was hardly ever sick. I have felt bad for what seems like at least a month. I have a headache and nausea EVERYDAY! It's really starting to take a toll on me. I just feel like crap.

It really stinks when I have 3 little ones at home that count on me, and some days it takes all I have to just get off the couch. I feel like such a horrible mom because I haven't been as active with them, and I know they don't understand why mommy is always laying down.

The other day when we were over at Tim's grandparent's house for dinner I decided to just check my blood pressure out of curiosity. I tend to have blood pressure issues when pregnant and end up on medicine and with the headaches just wanted to see what it was. I was shocked when I seen the numbers. I took it a couple times to be sure, and I kept getting a reading around 160/102! No wonder I can't get rid of my headache.

Then yesterday morning I woke up and immediately thew up everything I ate the night before. I continued to throw up all day long. I couldn't keep any food or liquids down. By that night I had NOTHING all day, everything I tried to eat or drink immediately came back up. I was dizzy, had a severe headache, couldn't stop throwing up, was just sick. I called the doctor and they told me to go to the hospital.

Tim was on call, so I had to have him dad stay with the kids and his mom take me up to the hospital. As soon as we got there I threw up all over the main entrance to the hospital as soon you get in the door, ya know just for good measures and all. Once we got to the ER they were able to take my blood pressure, which was 161/106 I even blew the cuff off my arm, and they started an IV and gave me some medicine for the nausea.

After waiting a couple hours for a room, they finally started a bag of fluids, did an ultrasound to check on the baby, and monitored my blood pressure. By that time the Zofran had kicked in and I was able to keep sprite down. After a couple more hours I had a whole bag of fluids in me, I was feeling good, drank a whole bottle of sprite, and my blood pressure came down a little. They released me with a prescription for Zoran and another anti nausea medication.

By the time we got home it was around 3am and I was up that morning with the kids around 7:30am. Other than being tired, I feel a lot better than I did yesterday, granted I did take a Zofran this morning. But I have been able to eat and drink all day.

So thus is the reason for my lack in posts. I just have not had the energy to do much of anything. I haven't been on the computer hardly at all in weeks, my house is a wreck, and I am just drained. Anytime that I am feeling halfway decent I try and spend it with the kids.

Hopefully now with the prescription Zofran I can control the nausea better and will be able to blog a little more.

Tomorrow I hope to catch up on my project 365 and I have some posts planned for next week.

Thank you for your support!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I'm Alive...kinda!

First I want to say thank you so much for all the support, and wonderful comments on my announcement post. It means a lot to me.

This pregnancy so far has been sucking the life out of me! I am so exhausted, not sleeping well, and waking up to a headache and nausea every morning. It's rough, but I know it's all worth it in the end.

The hardest part though about announcing this pregnancy has been the reaction of family and friends. I expected people to be shocked, I mean honesty I was totally shocked. I never in a million years thought I would conceive on the IUD once much less twice. But most of the reactions have been rather negative.

I know that most of the family like my parents and Tim's parents are just worried about us. I understand, we live tight now with three kids and adding one more is going to be tuff. But I haven't really received much positive reactions from friends. It makes it a little hard to be really excited about a new member of our family when no one else seems to share in the excitement with you.

My main stress right now is all about our living situation. To me at least, it appears that we will have to move. We have absolutely no wear to go with a new baby. We live in a small 3 bedroom house with no basement. The boys room is crammed with a bunk bed and all the toys, Taylor's poor room is crammed with her crib and the boys 2 dressers. I have NO idea how we would fit 2 beds in Taylor's room. Tim doesn't think it will be possible to move because we know our landlord and are paying a lot less than normal for this house.

So I am stressing a little about what we are going to do, but I know that in the end it will all work out. It always does!

Last week after I took the positive pregnancy test, I immediately called the doctor's office and explained my situation. I went in that afternoon. They did a urine pregnancy test, it came back positive. They did an ultrasound to make sure the could see a baby and that they baby attached to the right place. There was a tiny baby and a low IUD visible during the ultrasound. She then removed the IUD. I have a 2 week period now to wait and pray that I don't miscarry, there is always a risk for disrupting the pregnancy when you remove the IUD.

She said that the IUD appeared to be way too low, but that it's uncertain if it was originally put in too low or if it has slipped over the year that it was in. So I go back in about a week and a half for another ultrasound the make sure everything is still OK, and to check for sure how far along I am. The baby was so tiny it was still too early to really tell how far along I am. But going by my LMP which I am 100% sure on, my due date that they gave me is January 13th.

Switching gear. Yesterday we took the kids to the lake with grandma and grandpa to do a little fishing. I wasn't feeling well, and was hoping that some fresh air would do me some good. It was a beautiful evening, not too warm, and a cool breeze by the water!

Timothy did great with his little pole. He would have grandma hook a cricket, and he would cast all by himself. He had a little trouble staying focused and watching his bobber, but he hooked quite a few little fish. The excitement on his face was priceless! His favorite part was fighting to reel the fish in. These were tiny fish, but they put up just enough fight for Timothy!

Mason was much happier to follow grandpa around the lake, blow bubbles, or of course snack on food! Taylor was just along for the ride, literally. I pushed her all around that lake and she just happily kicked her little feet! She was such a good little girl.

Mason did catch one fish that he was pretty thrilled about, but he didn't want to get too close to it. He really just wanted to leave it hooked hanging it the water, but don't worry we let him go! It was such a fun evening with the kids!

All the fun ended though when Timothy hooked himself in the head. I didn't see it, but Tim's mom said he started to get wild with his casting, and some how hooked himself right behind his ear. Thankfully it barely stuck and was easy to get out with no bleeding at all. He was fine, scared, but OK!

I hope to get back to regular blogging, and stay caught up. But it's all up in the air with how I am feeling. Some day's it takes all I have to hold my shit together and not puke. The past few weeks, I get on the computer once or twice a day for a few minutes, and that's all I can handle.

If anyone has any suggestions for morning sickness, I am all ears! I have had several suggestions to try Unisom, has anyone used that for morning sickness? I may just give it a try.

I promise that one of these days, hopefully this week, I will catch up on all of your blogs and commenting. I have missed all my blog reading, and keeping up with your lives. So please hang in there as I slowly try and get back into the swing of things.

Again thank you for all the kind words, I really appreciate it! I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

The More The Merrier!

If you happen to follow me on Twitter, or know me IRL than you probably already know the news.

In case you don't know, I am going to tell you.

I am happy to announce that we will be welcoming baby #4 sometime in January!! Yep, you read that right, I am 5 weeks pregnant with number FOUR!

And just in case you don't already know, this would be the 2nd baby conceived while having an IUD in. Miss Taylor was conceived with an IUD in too!


Still trying to get used to the thought of having 4 kids. Still processing how I am going to handle everything, especially financially. But I know that it will all work out, so I am trying to be positive.

This is another miracle, and another blessing for our family.

A beautiful surprise!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Project 365- May 2nd- May 11th

#121 of 365- May 2, 2011 Taylor knocked out on our way home, after a long day!

#122 of 365- May 3, 2011

Taylor sitting right in the way as the boys and I were trying to play cars. Can you say attention hog?!

#123 of 365- May 4, 2011

#124 of 365- May 5, 2011

#125 of 365- May 6, 2011
Beautiful day at the park!

#126 of 365- May 7, 2011
Timothy's friend Ashley's 4th birthday party!

#127 of 365- May 8, 2011 *Actually taken on May 7th.
Taylor at Timothy's friend Ashley's birthday party!

#128 of 365- May 9, 2011 Leftover Mother's Day dinner for lunch!

#129 of 365- May 10, 2011 My birthday! Spent the morning at The Magic House with grandma.

#130 of 365- May 11, 2011

My sick little boy.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Mother's Day

Please excuse me as I try to catch up on the past few days.

Sunday, Mother's Day, we had a long day planned. We wanted to make sure we spent time with boy my mom, and Tim's mom.

In the morning we met my mom, my uncle, and one of her closest friend and her family at the winery by our house. The same winery we went to last year, except last year things didn't go so well.

But this year was great. We went earlier in the morning around 11am, so it wasn't crowded, the weather was perfect, and we all had a great time!

We snacked on sub sandwiches, crackers, cheese, Salomi, fruit. Once our bellies were full we headed down by the water where the kids fed the fish bread. They really got a kick out of this!

After a spending the morning at the winery we headed to Tim's grandparents house for BBQ. We spent the rest of the evening outside with family. It was the first Mother's Day in probably 6 years that Tim got to be with his mom. Good food, and quality family time!

The kids crashed at great grandma and grandpa's house. And they were out for the night. So Tim and I decided to not wake them and just stay there overnight. We snuck out for a late night Wal-Mart run, without kids. It almost felt like a date!

It was a awesome Mother's Day! I hope you all enjoyed a relaxing day with your families as well!


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