Monday, September 29, 2008


I have lots of things to post about, so I'm just lumping it all together here.
Tonight I had my 29 week appointment. All is well, except that I'm a big fatty. No the doctor didn't say that, but I am. Thankfully everything else is perfectly normal, so I am just gaining a lot of weight for whatever reason. The baby was really active and had a heart rate a little higher than it has in the past, but nothing abnormal. I also found out I passed my gestational diabetes test. YAY! Now I can continue eating carbs and sugar. YIPPEEE! I go back in two weeks, which is totally freaking me out, because it means I'm nearing the end. Yes, I realize pregnancy ends in a baby, and I'm definitely ready for the baby to be in my arms instead of my stomach, but I always get a little freaked at the end thinking about it all. Only 11 weeks to go!
A couple of weeks ago Nathan had his annual firehouse field trip with school. He of course loved climbing all over the trucks and spraying the hose. The field trip is kind of funny because they take the kids on a tour of the firehouse and show the kids where the fireman eat, sleep and go to class, but that always do that first, and you know all the kids can think about is getting to climb on the turcks and spraying the hose.

Yesterday was Sean's company family day. This year was at Six Flags. It was a really long day for me, but everyone had fun. I was bummed I couldn't ride anything except the train. :( But Nathan rode the Screaming Eagle and the Mine Train with Sean. He was a little freaked out on the ride, according to Sean, but clearly loved it because he kept asking for more. Emma also rode thunder river and the log flume with Sean and Nathan. She and Nathan also rode a couple of the kid rides they have. Emma is clearly the more anxious and tentative child. I'm hoping for her sake she outgrows it so she doesn't miss out on a lot of fun things in life.

Aside from all that my new partylite business has kept me pretty busy. I had a pretty good first month, and am working on building up my business and learning new things. I really love it so far, and that is what really matters. I can't imagine working at a job I hate.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

newest addition

No, this post is not about the baby, it's about our NEW CAR! After lengthy discussions between Sean and I about the future of breakdowns with the van, we decided to go car shopping. We were not sure we were going to buy now, but we wanted to know what was out there that would fit our family's needs. Deciding to buy now was a major decision, and we got lucky and all the pieces of the puzzle fit together just right. I really like our new car, and I'm happy to say I am no longer a minivan driver. hehe! So here it is, our new Ford Taurus X. It is a 7 passenger crossover vehicle. This picture is from the Ford site, but hopefully if it's not raining tomorrow I'll get a picture of ours. Our car is black with silver trim. It looks great!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Things have been going so well with Emma and school, I guess it was only a matter of time before things blew up in my face. Yesterday Sean was working from home, so he got up with Emma to get her to school. Well, he wasn't paying attention or something, and Emma missed the bus. She was ready to go, and they were getting ready to go outside, and they saw the bus go by. So Sean drove Emma to school, and she had a meltdown when they got their to her classroom. So of course I was nervous about today. Thankfully since the van is still not up and running, Sean is telecommuting again today and he was getting Emma on the bus again today, and he promised her she wouldn't miss it. They were outside in plenty of time, but even up in our bedroom I heard her screaming and crying before the bus even got here today. She yet again refused to get on the bus and threw a huge fit. Sean had to drive her to school again, and I'm sure she cried again.
I really don't know why she is acting like this again, but I'm about to move out if we can't get all this straightened out. I absolutely can't drive her to school every day, especially once the baby gets here. How insane will that be if I have to put all the kids in the car to drive Emma the 7 minutes to school, and then get all the kids out at school to walk Emma inside? Yes, we have to get out and walk them at least to the door because we have to park in a side lot and it's too far for a kindergartener to walk by herself. Grrrrr...

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Yay and boo

Yay for having two awesome partylite shows this weekend! A huge thank you to my hostesses and to all their guests that helped to make both shows successful. Also a big thank you to those ladies that booked new shows with me. I'm so excited about them, and can't wait to help you earn lots of great free stuff.

Boo, for the van having "issues" again. We just replaced the battery this summer, but Saturday on my way to my show, it started acting weird. The radio kept going off and then coming back on, and then all the electronic displays started flashing. Thankfully I made it to the show safely, and Holly's husband came over to look at the van. He says he thinks the alternator went out. He charged up the battery in the van so I could make it home, and I did thank goodness. Sean has been taking things apart on the van all day trying to make sure it really is the alternator that is bad. No sense in replacing $190 part if that's not the problem. So far we can't find anything else that is wrong though, so Sean is taking the alternator off the van tonight, and is going to have Autozone test is tomorrow. Why is it I feel like we are always fixing something on the van?

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

26 weeks

Had my dr. appointment today, and all is well. The scale was not as nice as I'd hoped, but it was still better than the past couple of months, which is what I was hoping for. I also got my orders for the lab to get my gestational diabetes test done. This time they actually gave me the crappy drink to dirnk at home and then just drive to the lab and get my blood drawn. In the past I had to go to the lab, sign in, drink the drink, and then sit there for an hour bored to death, and then get my blood drawn. I'm so excited I don't have to sit in the lab bored for an hour this time. Yay!

Today was also my first ever live Partylite show. It went pretty well, and I felt I did ok. I found it hard to cover all the items I had without just jumping from piece to piece. I guess I need some more tips on making my show flow better. I do have a dvd I need to watch again of a show demo, and maybe that will help. I also didn't get another show booked from today, but it's not like I want to hound people about it or make it a huge issue. I just need to learn some better tricks to get people to want to book. I'm stil happy I had a good show, but there are always things to work on to make my business better and more successful.

Monday, September 8, 2008

98 days

Yay! We are finally under the 100 days to go mark. Such a small thing to be excited about, but saying 98 days sounds so much better than 100, and it's only 2 days difference. I go to the doctor again tomorrow, and I am hoping my weigh in is much better. I have eaten better this month (I think), so hopefully the scale agrees.

Friday, September 5, 2008

need more lysol

Obviously a whole can of lysol isn't enough. All the kids had been fine since Wednesday, and then tonight Emma threw up again. Seriously, I'm so tired of cleaning up after sick people. Thank goodness our pediatrician has Saturday hours because she is going to the doc tomorrow. I don't understand how she can be fine for 2 days and then puke again. So frustrating!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Still Recovering

I thought by now we'd all be better, but whatever bug we had is taking a little longer to get rid of. I'm hoping we are finally at the end of this nastiness. A whole can of lysol and a container of Clorox disinfecting wipes should do the trick right? I hate this kind of illness, HATE IT!!!!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Weekends like this...

make me wonder why I wanted another baby. Our family has spent this lovely 3 day weekend at home sick. Nathan, and then Emma and now Sean have that stomach virus that has been going around. I know Megan is going to get it because she just doesn't understand that she needs to leave the older two alone right now. And well, how am I going to avoid it when cleaning up after and living in the same house as all these sick people. I'm sure having the stomach flu when you're 25 weeks pregnant is just a ton of fun! BLAH!!!!