After my doctor visit last week, my doctor upped my insulin again for both doses. She thinks it is still too high in the morning. So now to me, for the last week, it has been really low. I have been VERY careful about what I eat and don't eat. In fact a lot of times at night I won't eat a "snack." I will just drink some milk and go to bed kind of early. She wanted me to cut out a few carbs, so that helps. Her nurse called the other day to check my levels and she is happy with them and wants me to continue doing what I'm doing.
I probably won't be posting a lot in the next couple of weeks. I'm trying to stay off the computer while the boys are up to do more stuff with them before the baby comes and with Christmas in just a few days I will be busy with wrapping presents when they aren't looking, and just enjoying time with family. And then the baby could come any time before the first to the year but who knows. Just God and her I guess!
I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful time with family and friends! Remember what Christmas is all about. Presents are great, but the birth of Jesus is what we should be celebrating. God bless you all!
In other news I have a new niece. Andrew's brother and his wife had their baby girl yesterday. Her water broke around 1am the night before and she was born a little after 3pm yesterday.
We are having our town tree lighting tonight. Andrew has to work late and I can't decide if I want to go and take the boys by myself! I would only have to walk a little ways up the street if I decide to take them! Then tomorrow the annual Christmas parade goes by the entrance to our neighborhood and Andrew is off tomorrow so we will take them to see Santa and get some candy. Last year they got a lot, well Noah did. Jonah was too young to eat any!
I really needed a new printer, mine had quit on me! My mom had given me her old one and I hooked it up yesterday but we need a new color cartridge. We needed a new one for my old one too, but just hadn't taken the time or money to buy another one! Usually the HP comes with cartridges so we will be set! I am so excited to get this in time to print out some Christmas cards!
The photo blanket will a great Christmas gift for someone. I'm not sure yet who will get it, we will see. It may just be mine!
Thanks again girls! These are much appreciated "gifts" and I am so grateful to receive them!
We have a lot to be thankful for, even with the troubles of the world right now. Just take a minute and praise God and thank him for everything that he had done for you!
I am Thankful for:
1. my Jesus
2. my husband
3. my beautiful boys and the girl we will welcome in a few weeks
4. my wonderful parents
5. having a big family that still gets together for holidays
6. a Pastor and church family that I love
7. our health
8. Granny's dressing! ( had to add that one in. There is NOTHING like it!)
I was trying to scan the pictures from the ultrasound, but I believe my printer has officially died on me!
We've had a pretty lazy weekend. It has been too cold to do much of anything. Me and the boys have been staying at home and doing a whole lot of nothing! I did cook spaghetti last night and have some ribs thawing out for tonight. Should be good!
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The doctor commented on how tall he is, and how big his feet are. He then asked me how tall I was. I said 5' 3". Then he asked how tall is Dad, and I said like 6' 8" I believe. He said that explains it!
Both boys got flu shots today. Then we went to get the prescription and I let the boys pick out a little bag of chips because they were good at the doctor. The prescription was free at Publix! They have some antibiotics that are free. Great place to check out first if you need any!
I had an ultrasound to get points, not sure what that means, but she was moving and already practicing breathing, so it didn't even take 2 minutes before she got all the points they were looking for. Then I had a NST, which I now know means a Non stress test. My mom said it was to measure her heart rate when she moved. Everything was fine with all the test. I have to go back in 2 weeks to do it all again. It took about 3 hours total, thank goodness my mom was able to go and help keep me company. Andrew had to work and my wonderful Dad kept the boys. Bless his heart! He said they had fun and it looked like it when we got back. My Dad and Noah drew a "town map" on a big piece of cardboard and they couldn't wait to show it to us.
Here are some pictures of the boys on Halloween. Noah was the Red Power Ranger (even though I never let him watch the show!) and Jonah was a farmer. Notice how much he looks like Daddy with the 5 o'clock shadow!
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Then we went to Clyde and Charlotte's to help with the move. I couldn't do much, but I did vacuum some rugs, cleaned out the fridge and freezer (by the way, I made out like a bandit!), and sat on bags for Charlotte to get the air out.
Then I left and bought the boys home for a while because Jonah didn't get a good nap, and it was showing! I have to go back and pick Andrew up and get something for dinner in just a few minutes. I hate to wake the boys up though! They both fell asleep on the way home!
A good thing about eating this way, I have discovered that I actually like to drink water. You won't hardly find me without it these days! The only thing is that it takes me forever to go to the grocery store now! I have to read every label and the nutrition facts for every thing I might eat! It had been good though, because now maybe I'll be more conscious of what I am eating and feeding my family.
I also have to be monitored every time I go to the doctor now. I guess as a precaution to make sure the baby doesn't get to big. Thank goodness I only have 10 weeks to go! And having said that I can't believe she will be here so soon! I have so much to do!
In Noah news: He is so funny. We went out of town for church on Sunday. Andrew had family here he hadn't seen in years about an hour and a 1/2 away, so we all got up early and went to church with them. After the singing all the kids were leaving to go to their classes. Noah looked around and said "where are all those kids going?" We let him go to his age class. He was funny after church was over. We asked him what that learned about. He said Jonah and the whale. He said that it stunk inside the whale. They also asked everyone something to pray for. He said all the other kids had boo boos but he wanted to pray for his baseball tournament. Who knows where he comes up with this things!
In Jonah news: That boys is growing too fast! He is a little copycat wanting to everything that big brother does. He is learning new words everyday too. His favorite thing to do right now is "bush teeph" He loves to brush his teeth! Hopefully that will last for a long time!
Well, I have to go to a diabetes class next Wed. Apparently my sugar is high and I have to go on a special diet. Yeah for me. No wonder I was making sweets almost every night last week!
This past weekend we went to the Oliver Hardy Festival. It is in Harlem, a very small town around here. Andrew was in a softball tournament so my dad, my mom, me and Noah, Jonah, and my nephew Chandler went. I don't have any pictures because somehow my camera screen was broken when Andrew and Noah got home from seeing the monster trucks...but I have sent in to be fixed. It is still under warranty. I got a funnel cake, which was the only reason for going, right? Noah got to ride the ponies, which is what he wanted to do. My mom has some pictures so maybe I can get them from her and post them on here.
Other than that, no much going on. Mainly staying around the house and playing. It rained this week, which was good, but it rained all day long! The boys were driving me crazy! I like to be able to go outside with them for a while. I guess they had gotten used to it too. They were bouncing off the walls!
Jonah has a cold. What else is new. Poor baby seems to keep one. I am wondering if he has allergies or maybe teething? Not sure. I have just been wiping his nose and driving him crazy I would guess. He doesn't have much of an appetite either. Maybe he just doesn't feel good, not that I could blame him! I woke up this morning with a sore throat. I hope I'm not getting the cold now!
While Jonah is napping and Noah is spending the night with my cousin and her boys, I am going to get off of here and do some cleaning. I need to clean my bathroom, not my favorite thing, but hey, it has to be done.
a new bedroom set! 5 minutes for mom is hosting a sleeping angels giveaway. I have to pick a picture of my sleeping angels to put in their contest. One of them could win the Summer Breeze Bedroom Set. This is a great giveaway!
I guess I shouldn't have written about how boring life has been around here lately. Last night was not! Jonah had gone to bed and Noah was supposed to laying on the couch watching a movie. It was around 9:30 and I heard a bump and then crying. I jumped up to see what was wrong. At first I didn't notice anything until he said he hurt his head. Then I saw blood on his forehead. I moved his hair out of the way and saw a gash. It was about an inch long and about 1/4 of an inch wide! I tried not to freak out, but I grabbed the phone and called my mom to get her to come and take us to the hospital. I figured he would need stitches. Of course when he heard that, he was really upset! He kept saying "what is it mom?" Talking about what was wrong with his head. I called Andrew who was working at the pizza place and he was on his way back to the store so he came by to look at it. It was pretty gross. I wet a rag and tried not to let Noah look at himself in the mirror because I didn't want him so upset. My dad called when they were on their way to see if Jonah was sleeping because he was going to stay at our house with him. When they got there my mom looked at the gash and said we should take him. I really hoped he didn't have to get stitches but knew he needed to be checked out. It was a weird cut, deep into his forehead, but it did not bleed a whole lot which kind of had me worried. I always heard that cuts on the head would bleed a lot!
When he heard that we going to the hospital he got upset again. I sat in the back with him and kept telling him we get wanted to make sure was okay and that the doctor would fix his head. I was holding the cut together so that the skin was tight. Then I had to tell him that Andrew and his aunt Rachel were going to take him to see the Monster Trucks the next day if he was brave. That worked! (they were already had tickets but Andrew wanted to surprise Noah.) He was such a good patient. When the ER doctor came in he said "Oh good, I can glue that" He said it was the same as stiches but without the trauma. And he said he only gets one shot with the glue. Noah was so good and I was very proud of my big boy. Now it just looks like he has a cut on his forehead. The doctor was good, very good bedside manner with a scared 4 year old. He told Noah he was ready for Halloween already. I took a picture of him today and will post it here after they get home from the monster trucks. They took my camera to take pictures.
We finally got the whole story out of him. He was spinning in circles in the living room and fell on the entertainment center. We still aren't sure what part he hit but I am ready to throw that thing out!!
It looks like today will be a rainy day here in Georgia so we may not be playing outside. They boys love to play outside and the weather has been so nice the past couple of days. Not too warm and not too cold. Just about perfect!
Hope everyone has a great weekend. Andrew is starting vacation tomorrow so we should have a good productive week next week. I have to get my gestational diabetes test done, but other that that we don't have anything planned. I love those kind of vacations!
Monday was our 7th year anniversary. We didn't have any big plans. We had bible study Monday night and it was our "Goodbye" party for Charlotte and Clyde. My mom was awesome to come and stay with the boys while we were gone. Jonah likes to go to bed around 8:30 and he goes into his crib and you normally don't hear another peep from him!
We took the boys to their Paw Paw's house tonight for Noah to hit baseballs. He has hit 3 balls over our fence and Paw Paw has a big yard. They had a lot of fun and Jonah fell asleep on the way home. He was tired. Hope y'all have a great day!
I am feeling better today. I woke up this morning feeling refreshed and new. Amazing what prayer will do for you! That and 2 wonderful kids that make me so happy everyday. I just needed to be reminded of that! For any prayers that were sent our way, Thank you so much. They were needed and appreciated! We are going to have a great day and I thank God for it!
I hate the way that I am feeling lately. I have been lazy, depressed, and so not nice to my boys. I don't really know what is wrong. Other than the same things that have been wrong for years. Maybe it is just this pregnancy? Really everything is great, I just don't see it that way. Our main problem is our financial difficulty. I know I don't need money to make me happy. It's been this way for a long time. I have a wonderful husband, most of the time!, 2 beautiful boys, a wonderful family, a home and everything that I need to make me happy. I just feel horrible that when Noah wants something so simple, like his cheese pups I have to say you have to wait a few days. Or until next week when we buy groceries. He doesn't understand and then cries. And me being the mean mother that I have let myself grow into the past couple of weeks, yell at him for nothing. He doesn't know any better. To him money is something that Daddy and Mommy have and can get him anything that he wants. So then after I've yelled at him then I go and feel guilty. Which just adds to the depressed way that I've been feeling. Right now my house is a wreck and I really need to clean up to get ready for the new baby. I can't even feel happy about that right now. I mean, I am happy, but it is stuck somewhere in the back of all of these other feelings. I feel so mean, so ugly, so fat, so ungrateful to God and everything he has given me. Why do I feel this way? I am usually a happy-go-lucky kind of girl. Everything is great and even if wasn't you wouldn't know it from me.
I normally don't mind having an unkempt home if I am happy and playing with my boys. I don't mind having a couple of dishes in the sink until they go to bed if we are playing or reading books. I don't mind folding clothes while Jonah is napping and Noah watching t.v while I do, or even wanting to help me. I am glad that I am not the type of girl who has to have everything scheduled and fit into a certain order. I just love my family and want them to know it too! And these past few weeks I don't think that they do. Or at least not feeling all of the love that I do have for them.
I saw in a post at the Preacher's Wife something that made me cry. She said why is it that praying is often the last thing we think about doing, when it should have been the first? I am getting off the computer now and going to pray for a long time. I love everyone and most of all I love my Jesus and know at times He is only one that can help me feel better.
Today is my Granny's Birthday. We are all going to eat at a seafood restaurant tonight to celebrate. I love my granny and I am so glad to have my children know her as well. Happy Birthday Granny, we all love you so much!
It is also my nephew Caleb's birthday today. His parents are having a party for him on Sat at their house. Happy Birthday Caleb!
I remember being at work and hearing about it from a customer. Afterward we were very slow, probably didn't have 15 customers all day. I remember going to the bathroom and crying and praying. I will never forget that day. And I hope you don't either.
Well, this will probably be my last post for a least a week. We are finally heading to the beach tomorrow morning! I am so excited!
Well I have a lot to do-washing clothes, packing, and getting everything together. Andrew has to work late tonight. Great, I get to most of it all my myself! I actually have a lot of things already packed and ready to go. The boys are packed so that helps a lot.
Hope everyone has a great week and I'll see you when we get back!
I am so sorry it is taking me so long to get on here and post! I was playing with the background, isn't it cute? So I decided I can take a minute and write about what happened this past week. Although, not much has!
The truck needs brakes, which means that Andrew has been taking the car to work for the past two weeks and I for the most part, have been stuck at home! It really is better...I can't really spend money if I'm at home, and the gas were are saving is great!
Last Saturday my parents had a back to school event at their church. It was fun, lots of little pools, a slip and slide and a big splash pool slide. Noah and Jonah loved it!
Let's see, what else? The boys went to the doctor for check-ups last Tuesday. Jonah had to get 3 shots. Noah needs like 5 before he starts school! I asked if he wanted to go ahead and get them, he said he would wait! It doesn't bother him to get shots, but maybe 5 at one time, I think I would say I'll wait too!
Other than that, and getting a bigger belly, we have been staying home,watching the girls, cooking, cleaning, and getting the boys in bed by 8:30-9 every night. It has been nice. This week we will be getting ready to head to the beach! Yes, it is finally here!
I had a doctor appointment on Monday. I didn't gain any weight! Yeah for me! It took the doctor a while to find the heartbeat, probably because I am so fat on top of being pregnant:), and we must have looked a little worried. She said it is like a game of cat and mouse and found it and it sounded great. She said everything was great. I am having a sonogram next month and we will finally find out if we are having another boy or a girl.
We are going to the beach in 2 weeks from tomorrow! I cannot wait! I love the beach, always have, always will! It is just so relaxing listening to the waves, walking on the sand...I just love it. It will be great to have my mom there with us. Not just so she can help watch the boys, although that will be nice, but I haven't had much time to spend with her since I found out I was pregnant. I love the fact that we are so much closer now than we have ever been.
We had a visit with Andrew's mom today. She came by to see the boys for a couple of hours. It wasn't too hot, so we sat outside and had Popsicles.
Tomorrow Pa and Ma are taking Noah to their church for a back to school party. He spent the night with them tonight to be there early...on time. I have a tendency to be a little late. Not on purpose, I just don't plan ahead. But I am getting better. I am going to try to get Jonah there too, mainly to get some pictures! I do love taking pictures. Have a great weekend!
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Psalm 33:3-5 (New International Version)
3 Sing to him a new song;
play skillfully, and shout for joy.
4 For the word of the LORD is right and true;
he is faithful in all he does.
the earth is full of his unfailing love
I have been weary lately. I don't know how to explain it, other than the fact that this time of year always seems to be tough, financially, on Andrew and I. We don't know why, it just does. I wrote out our tithes check yesterday and prayed about it. About 10 minutes later I checked my email and had a comment from Shelly, who goes to our church. She had to write it exactly while I was praying. She had said what I needed to hear at the right time. God is so great and I need to be reminded of this, a lot! It is so easy to get wrapped up in the here and now and not focus on what we need to. I have been very guilty of this a lot lately. God has really been working on my faith lately. Which is fine, because it is the topic that I have the most trouble with. Why is so hard to turn everything over to him when that is what he asks us to do? I know it is because, well with me, I think I can handle it all. And I can't. Thank you God for your blessings in my life. I have a husband who loves me and our children, who works really hard for us! I have 2 beautiful boys who make my life busy, but beautiful. I have the joy of this precious life inside of me. I have parents that I love and that I can count on. I have a great extended family. I have great friends. I have my health and am so thankful that I feel I was healed to be here to enjoy all that have and will have. I have a 10 year old car that gets great gas mileage, and still has cold AC, and still runs pretty darn good! I have a house, that although it is small, it is filled with love. And most of all I have Jesus. I just have to remember that He is the greatest blessing of all!
Yesterday was my mom's birthday. I feel really bad that I didn't get a chance to get on here and write this. It was just one of those days.
I love my mom more than even I know. Believe me, we have been through it. We went through the whole rebellion thing, and through the grace of God, came out much better and closer on the other side of it. She has been there for me through many trials and I thank her for that. I know she doesn't know what a huge help she has been to me because I have never really told her how much I appreciate her and all she does for me and my family. I know that she and my dad scarified a lot for her to be home with us kids and now that I have the wonderful opportunity to do the same, I appreciate her all the more. Happy Birthday Mom, aka Ma! We love you, so much!
I love this song! It is my new favorite. And to hear Noah singing it, makes me like it even more!
I don't know how I came upon this, but I would love to win this for Baby 3! I think with a pre-schooler, a toddler and a newborn, this may be the way to go for me!
A local news station was walking around at the fireworks and took our picture. I love Jonah's face! He has gotten into a habit of crunching up his nose when he sees you with the camera! Andrew and Clyde had gone to get our chairs so there aren't in this one! Noah and I are wet because it rained cats and dogs downtown. Not that you can tell by the sky in this picture! Or by Charlotte's hair. They found an awning to stand under. Andrew wanted a funnel cake so...we got caught in the downpour.
Just a few random pictures with Clyde and Charlotte...
I am a little disappointed! I thought for sure I hadn't gained any weight. I really have not felt like eating much. And when I do feel like I am hungry I can only eat a few bites and I feel full! But I gained 2 pounds! I am still not wearing maternity pants and I have been wearing one maternity shirt. Mainly because I have a diastases recti, which I may explain one of these days!