Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas 2009

Merry Christmas all. I promise to post some pics from our Christmas, but it probably won't happen until Monday or so because I'm tired tonight, and we have two more busy days coming up. Today was so much fun, and Sean's dad and step mom were able to be here with us this year, which added to the insanity, but it was well worth it in the end. The kids loved having extra family (and presents) here. The living room is a mess with presents and paper still scattered everywhere, but who cares. It's all part of the fun of Christmas, and I don't feel like cleaning anything else today. :)

Monday, December 14, 2009

Big Fat Goalie

So I've decided that should be my nick-name for a while. Ironic huh, considering no goalie is what got us in this mess in the first place. lol! But anyway I did play goalie in soccer for a few years, so that is somewhat fitting, but the really appropriate part of this is the Big and Fat. Now before anyone gets all, "You're not fat, you're pregnant," on me, I have to explain that while yes, I am pregnant, that does not negate the fat that existing prior to this pregnancy, so really I think fat is still an accurate description. Anywho, on to the picture of proof.
This is a picture I took today, and I'm 15 weeks and 5 days pregnant and feeling ginormous.
(oh and please ignore the crappy picture and my dirty mirror)
15 weeks 5 days

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Jackson

My baby is 1! How did that happen? I have no clue where the last year went. I remember all too well the insanity in our house last year at this time with a stomach virus circulating, a newborn baby, and tons of snow and ice. I think it's even harder to believe because he's still really tiny. He's growing and healthy, just really little, so he looks like he's about 6 months old instead of 12. He had his checkup at the doctor today (Monday) and he's now up to 17 pounds 1 ounce, and 27 inches long. So, he's done some serious growing and the doctor seems happy with how he's doing. He is doing all the things a 12 month old should be doing, so I'm going to try to stop stressing out about our little man, and just enjoy the days as they come.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

a real person

Ok, probably totally screwing myself with this one, but I think I'm finally feeling like a real person again. I still have a cough and random sinus headaches, but for the most part I'm feeling more normal. The nausea wore off just in time for this second cold to hit, so I feel like I haven't really had a break and felt good for the last 3 months. The last two days I've felt much better, and I'm so thankful for it.
Now I'm worried I'm going to start gaining weight because I've been really hungry and actually felt like eating. I lost two pounds early on, but have been pretty much just hovering there. I was really hoping to make it to 20 weeks without gaining anything, but I'm very fearful that won't happen. For some reason I gain a lot of weight in my pregnancy no matter what I do. No I don't live on carrot sticks and granola, but seriously it's ridiculous how much weight I gain during pregnancy, and it really feels almost out of control. My body image is pretty crappy having 5 kids in 7 years, and then I look at these pictures online of these first time moms who are 20 or 30 weeks pregnant and I look way more pregnant than them and I'm only 15 weeks. I don't know, first time moms are just annoying me right now. I guess I'm jaded since I've been through it all before, or maybe I'm just hormonal and crabby, but seriously I'm tired of feeling judged by women who haven't even been through it before.

Friday, December 4, 2009


Why is it I have to be sick every pregnancy? WHY?!?!?!?! I don't mean morning sickness, although that is getting old too. I have another freaking cold and I'm just done with it. I'm done coughing and blowing my nose 80 times a day. I'm done not being able to hear and feeling like people are stabbing me in the forehead. So I felt mildly better last enough. Enough so that I actually left the house to go do something, and then this morning I wake up with pink eye. REALLY? Did I REALLY just wake up with freaking pink eye? I can't remember ever having pink eye my whole life and I get it now. AWESOME! The kids had it starting last Friday, but they have all been clear since waking up Wednesday morning. Then somehow I wake up with it today. What the heck? I thought I cleaned and washed everything. Why am I getting it now? And please, please, please, don't let the kids get it again. Putting eye drops in a two year old and an almost 12 month old's eyes sucks.