Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Not A Post For The Guys... (After Pregnancy)

I never figured there'd be anything about being pregnant that I'd miss, but then I remembered, "Oh yeah, being pregnant I had around 10 months or so without a Monthly Visitor..." No cramping, no nausea (at least not from being on my period), etc.

Now don't get me wrong I don't want to go back through everything I dealt with while being pregnant and giving birth anytime in the near future.  But I sure will miss not dealing with that particular problem.

If you're pregnant enjoy that blessing for as long as you can!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Trying Something From Before

Today my husband and I are going to play a video game together like we always used to do, but haven't been able to do since Seth was born. Hopefully Seth will be content or fall asleep so Hubby and I can spend some time "together"

Here goes... Wish us luck!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Today Is...

Seth's first Thanksgiving!!!

That is all.

Thanksgiving Day

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Thank you for taking the time to stop by and read my blog it means a lot to me!

I figured today being Thanksgiving and all that I would name a few of the things I'm thankful for and why I'm thankful for them. Feel free to leave a comment so that I can know some things that you're thankful for.

I'll start with my husband. I'm very thankful to have him in my life! Why? He's a wonderful, loving man who takes great care of our son and me. He's hard working both at work and when he comes home from work. No matter how hard times have gotten he's never given up on us. Sure he may drive me crazy at times with his sports and his strange obsession with popping my zits (Which I have unfortunately had a ton of since giving birth to our son *rolls eyes*, so I'm constantly "fighting" to keep his hands away from my face), but in the end there's no guy I'd rather be married to.

Second is my precious son, Seth. Why? He's been such a blessing in my life. He makes me want to be a better person, daughter, wife, mom, housekeeper, cook, etc. He's truly a joy to have around! His adorable smile and cute coos make my day! Even when he's been fussy and crying and put me to the point where I'm about to pull my hair out he'll give me a smile or he'll "talk" to me and it makes everything okay. *Heart melts*

And the last one I'll mention, but most certainly not the least is God. Why? Because no matter what I've done He loves me and forgives me. Every day His mercies are new to me. He's always provided my every need and many of my wants. Through every trial He's been there guiding my feet and holding my hand. When I'm scared or sad He is my Peace. When I'm in danger He is my Protector. When I need someone and no one is there for me He is my Friend. He is always everything that I need!

Monday, November 12, 2012


Diaper, diapers, diapers. I can see why people are trying so desperately to get mothers to use cloth diapers. A newborn goes through 8-10 diapers a day, so lets say 70 diapers a week, ... etc; I'll let you do the math for the rest of it. That's a lot of trash going into our dumps!

Now I'm not saying I'm going to start using cloth diapers because guess what they have a few downfalls. 1. you have to spray the poop out of them 2. you have to wash them 3. because you have to wash them your utility bills will go up (water and heat) Disposable diapers are just much easier. I can't say which one would really be cheaper since 1. I'm not going to try it and 2. even if I did I wouldn't be figuring out the math from my utility bills.

I applaud those of you who have the stomach and the patience to use cloth diapers. Thank you for trying to make a difference and make a better world for our children. But the most I'll use cloth diapers for is as a burp rag. If it wasn't for the poop I'd probably use cloth diapers.. but I just couldn't deal with that.

Happy Diapering!

Kick & Play

I love that Seth is learning to enjoy more things, like his Kick & Play :) He doesn't always enjoy it, but when he does I love watching how he reacts to it. He watches the lights, listens to the music, looks at the mirror and rattles that are hanging down. Earlier he was just "chatting" away at it, it was SOOO cute!  

Thursday, November 8, 2012

6 Week Postpartum Appointment

Today I go see my Dr. (title explains why) I love my Dr. she's a wonderful lady, but I'm not looking forward to this appointment.
First off my stomach hurts and I've been well, I'll just say sick since last night.
Two I'll have to be in a car for 30 minutes with my stomach being upset, I get car sick enough without already feeling ill.  
Three the Dr. will probably do the normal 1 year exam, which I cannot stand. It hurts :/
And there are some other reasons, but still.

My mom is going with me so she can take care of Seth. You know, just in case he starts throwing a fit or something. At least I won't have to drive there while feeling this way since mom is taking me.

Hopefully this appointment won't be to uncomfortable. You think after having a baby none of this would hurt or even phase you, but it still does. Bummer. Lol.

Well, not to much longer and my ride will be here. I'll give an update later on how things go, what the Dr. says about how I'm healing, what she does while I'm there, etc.

Hope you all have a great day!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


My life has changed.

I wake up when Seth wants to wake up. Which is once or twice during the night for a bottle then we wake up for the day anywhere from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m.

I have to feed, bathe, burp, and change diapers. Not really a big fan of all that (I actually occasionally enjoy some of these things), but it isn't that bad and I know he'll be feeding himself before I know it so I may as well enjoy it while it lasts. I'm sure one day I'll be crying wishing for the days when I could hold and feed my baby boy.

I'm now Mommy. Sure he can't say it yet, but I'm still a mommy... wow! I still can't believe I had a baby!

America... Fail

The elections did not go as I'd hoped!

Let me start off by saying, yes, I know that God is still God and that He knows the beginning from the ending and that He allows people to be placed in positions for a reason and that in the back of the Book we win. Got it!

But Obama being president again scares me. I'm human. And even though I know that God is in control since I'm human I get scared. I'm scared for myself, for my friends, family, for this country, but most of all I'm scared for my son's future and what kind of world he will live in. God knows how He created us, He knows we get scared, it doesn't mean we don't trust Him. He says not to worry, so I'm trying to not worry about it. But once again, I'm human.

Mitt (Romney),
   It would have been nice getting America back to the real America with you, but unfortunately people just don't care about the same things anymore. Our schools, families, friends, and even some churches have failed us. Our schools took away God, prayer, and making sure that we are all well educated. Our families no longer go to church, pray, support their children, raise them in the way that they should go, etc. Our friends are no longer people we can look up to, but are bad influences. Some of our churches rather than teaching and preaching the truth and the Bible they tell us what we want to hear so they can have a big congregation and lots of tithes and offerings due to their greed. They no longer want to step on our feet and ensure that our souls are saved because they don't want to offend anyone so instead they tell them what they want to hear. Personally I want to hear the truth! Hurt my feelings if you must, but make sure I know what I need to know for my soul to be saved! This is truly a sad world that we live in!

    I'm so disappointed in you...

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Busy Little Boy

My son isn't even 6 weeks old yet and he's already done so much! Today we went to Vote, Friday we went to a Wedding, 2 Saturdays ago (I believe it was 2?) we went to a Viewing, He's been to a Soup Supper Fundraiser (w/ Auction). He's been to food places: O'Charley's, Applebee's (twice), McDonald's (quite a few times), Everything OK (a few times), and Main Street Grill.

He's been to basically every major event in life before even turning 6 weeks! Can't wait to see what all he's done before 2 months! Lol.

Really, We Couldn't Afford It!

I cannot for the life of me understand why my husband doesn't get that I can't have a full-time job now that we have Seth. I know he's upset that before the pregnancy and for around 2 years I haven't had a full-time job. I know he doesn't like going to work and working 40 or more hours a week, I mean really who does? But he gets upset at me because I have all this free time. And I think it upsets him even more now that we have Seth because I get to spend all this time with Seth and he doesn't. But you think he'd be happy that one of us can be with Seth basically all day long.

Also he must not understand how much a good babysitter costs because he thinks that my job would pay enough to help out with bills and cover a babysitter. That's just not the case. My job would barely cover a babysitter, it may not even cover a babysitter depending on what babysitters are asking for now. My mom estimates a babysitter to be around $75-$100 or more a week. I'm pretty sure all the babysitters I've heard of cost more than that. So yeah, going by what I made at Walmart when I worked full-time it wouldn't be worth it. I'd make the same amount of money that I'm making with the two jobs I have now. So might as well just keep doing what I'm doing.

Doing what I'm doing will help Seth out in the long run. I'll be able to teach him things! There's no reason that I won't be able to teach him things early that he would be learning in preschool and kindergarten so that when it's time to go to school he'll already know these things and will be able to make some really good grades. I want him to like school and learning and be good in school, I wasn't and I don't want him to be like me. I want him to be successful in everything he does (as long as it is legal and godly)

Anyways, I just had to get this off my chest. Hopefully one day my dear hubby will understand. I love him so much, but sometimes he thinks he's right and to him he's right and there's no changing his mind, which isn't really a good quality. But he has many fine qualities and we all have some flaw. Oh well.

Off I go. Have a good day!

Monday, November 5, 2012

My Baby

My 10 lb. 14 oz. perfect baby boy!

He's wonderful!

One Downfall

As I've said many times I love my son and I love being a mommy, BUT ever since I've had him, due to hormones, my face has been one big zit! I hate it! I wash my face, use rubbing alcohol to dry it out, pop them, etc. Nothing seems to make them go away!
So if you would ask one downfall of being pregnant zits would be my answer. I know not every woman gets them, but for those of us that do OMW! I don't think my face was this bad even when I was a teenager, and that's saying something because my face was bad back then.
Well, here's hoping my face clears up soon. If you feel like praying for my face I sure would appreciate it. If you're pregnant I hope this doesn't happen to you!
Have a great day!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Wanna Catch-Up?

I know it's been a while since I've really been on here to blog. So let me catch you up. Yes, I still LOVE being a mommy to my perfect little boy. And yes, I still occasionally during the week find time to blog.
He's "talking" more and more.
 I'm becoming more and more attached to him. I absolutely cannot stand when he's away from me. Today I went to a Baby Shower and he went with his daddy to go see my in-laws. Of course all the ladies at the Shower were shocked to not see him with me and even a little disappointed since it's not like we get out and all spend a lot of time together so this would have been one of the only times that they could have really seen or held him.
He's still sleeping well at night. Thank God! 2 bottle feedings during sleep time is nothing compared to some of the horror stories I've heard. Sometimes he only needs one feeding during the night and then of course one immediately when he wakes up.
He loves swinging in his swing, talking to people, being held, eating, sucking on his pacifier, smiling, eating, looking around and just taking everything in, did I mention eating?, etc.

I know he's going to be such a smart, talented person! Period. No room for questioning it.

He's slowly eating more and more and slowly sleeping less and less during the day.
He's such a well behaved baby. He's been to a Viewing (for a funeral), and a Wedding, Church, and goes to work with me on Fridays and he does so well! He's either sleeping or just lays there looking around. As long as he isn't hungry or fighting sleep he's very calm.

He doesn't like "bright" lights, burping, diaper changes, getting dressed or undressed, when people don't pay attention to him, etc.

He is iffy on: Baths and getting lotioned.

I can't seem to upload photos on here anymore without putting them on my computer first.. not the easy way of doing it. I'll see what I can do. So there may or may not be a picture on here. If there isn't I'm sorry blame my phone or blogger (whichever one is acting up)

Sleeping Tip

So you have a baby that won't fall asleep without you holding it? Well I have a tip for you. While he/she is still young it's ok to hold them so go on pick them up and rock, bounce, sing, or whatever it is that you do to get them to sleep. Then when they are actually asleep, fully asleep not this half awake half asleep thing keep holding them for another 10-15 minutes then lay them down in their crib or bassinet. They should stay asleep. I've done it, it works!

You're welcome :)

C.L.'s Baby Shower

Obviously for privacy reasons I won't post people's names, but there was another Baby Shower to go to today! So many Baby Showers so little time!

It was held at our Pastor & his family's home.

It was decorated in Sock Monkeys (So cute!)

They had lots of good "finger food" (Sandwiches: Ham, Chicken Salad, and ... was it turkey? Idk I had the Chicken Salad Sandwich/Triangle Spinach Things (They were yummy)/Circle little things that had sauce, meat, spices, and such (Also yummy)/Pop, Some sort of lemon/lime water, and tea. I had the tea! It was so sweet and wonderful!/Cupcakes. Never did get myself one of those./Pies. Never got any of that either. I have had weirdness going on with my appetite since having Seth) Anyways, plenty of good food and drinks.

It was a nice comfortable environment since it was held in a home.. wish we would have been able to hold mine in either my house or my mom's I think I would have been so much more comfortable.

They had some good games. One had some questions and you had to either fill in the blank or pick from multiples. It had questions like CL's favorite part of being pregnant, name of the baby, due date, etc. The they did a game where you had so many minutes to think of as many songs (baby, christian, worldly, whatever) that had Baby in the title. I could only think of 3, though I know that there are a ton of them.

CL opened her gifts and had lots of nice gifts. Crib, clothes, diapers, wipes, lotion, baby wash, baskets, blankets, etc.

While she was opening the gifts one of the ladies who actually hosted, I guess would be the word, the party took down some of the words that she used commenting on the gifts. After CL was done opening the gifts this Sis. stood up and said, "It's been said that the words you use to comment on your gifts are the things that were said during conception." (Not her exact wording, but close enough) So she read some of the comments which were, "Seriously", "That's cute" "Thank you" "It's a giraffe", It's so pretty", etc. Which of course had us all cracking up and turning red! I did not expect that at all, but it sure was funny!

After the gifts were opened and we all had a good laugh we all sat around and talked. Unfortunately I, my mom, and my s-sister were some of the firsts to leave. I'm sure there were plenty more laughs to be had and I hated missing out on them, but I really enjoyed the time that I had while I was there and that's what matters.

So to those who hosted, you did a fabulous job with everything and thank you for inviting me!

Can I Get A Minute?

Love, love, love... Ok now.. I hate when I have something that was fun, funny, cute, a highlight of my day, etc. and I go to tell my husband about it and he doesn't take the time to listen. I could understand if he was doing something that was actually important, but if it's video games, sports, or a movie then why not just pause it and pay attention for 5-10 minutes?
By the way, I love my husband. He's a great husband and father, but as with every marriage there are just some things that he does that bugs me. Just like I do some things that bug him.
I just needed to get this off my chest. Whew! Thanks for listening!