Thursday, October 30, 2008

It's sunny in the Bathroom



So, the new thing around here these days is wearing sunglasses in the bath tub. Mia loves to wear them. So of course Ava loves them too. I think it's pretty cute. Ava gets so mad when they slip down. Always a new thing around here, these girls keep me busy.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

36 WEEK CHECK UP!!

Well from now on I go weekly so I pray time flys and baby comes early. I went in today and I gained 2 pounds but am still under my pre-pregnancy weight. I am sure after baby is born I am going to blow up because I am so food deprived.
Well the baby looks good but I am still having alot of pelvic pain to the point that at night I just cant walk without being in major pain. Plus the nausea never ends. I am having a hard time with the kids since they both are just being very moody and difficult.
It took everything I had not to get on my knees and BEG to be induced soon. I am going back and forth on begging and just letting nature take its course. I am just so miserable and just feel like I can care for everyone in the family much better if I wasnt puking and having the relentless nausea 24 hours a day. We shall see. I ask you all to pray that the baby comes by 38 weeks. I dont know if I can take much more but either way I dont have a choice because one way or another baby is coming out.
Lisa

Getting ready for some Halloween fun


We can't wait for Halloween around this house. I can't wait to get the kids dressed up and ready to go. Unfortunately Mia has a cold or flu of some sort. I am trying to get her all better for Thursday and Friday. On Thursday we are having a party after our Stroller Strides work out. And on Friday we are having another party at Stroller Strides(different location) and later on that day going to our friends house for dinner and trick or treating fun. Have a great day!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Journaling and list making

Well I have always been into journaling because it really gets the stress out and helps clear your head. I really want to do this daily even if it is a few lines. Also I have been really stressed about the new baby to come and just by getting things on a list has taken away half of my worries and out of my head. Now I feel more relief than I did. So I just recommend this to you all if you dont already do it just to clear your head.
On www.totalmom.com she reccomends carrying a binder with sections and a calendar and that is a great idea that way you have everything in one place. I am not super organized like my sister Vickie but she even makes a weekly menu and that helps her in a great way especially on not over buying or spending.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Here comes trouble



So I pretty much think the picture says it all. Ava found a new place to hide and get into things. I have this one cabinet in my kitchen that has no child locks on it. I read that kids need a place in the kitchen where they can explore. So when Mia started to walk and snoop around I left this cabinet for her. It had cups, plates, a few snacks and other fun stuff. She loved it. Ava on the other hand takes everything out. And the other day she decided to get in. She loves to climb on anything and everything. I get so nervous. I hope this is not a preview on things to come.

20 things LISA knows for sure

Just kidding I know nothing I just wanted to tease my sister since she is such the Oprah fan. Hahahahahahaha.
By the way my nails look all dirty and stained from the Pomegranates. Yuck. But my man brought me 5 last night.
Also my kids are already driving me crazy. HELP!!!!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The top 20 things Oprah knows for sure

I read this email today from my sister Lisa and I loved it. It is from Oprah's website. Yes I know Oprah again. She inspires me so much. Her shows make me want to get up and do something to help others or do things to empower myself.

1. What you put out comes back all the time, no matter what. (This is my creed.)

2. You define your own life. Don't let other people write your script.

3. Whatever someone did to you in the past has no power over the present. Only you give it power.

4. When people show you who they are, believe them the first time. (A lesson from Maya Angelou.)

5. Worrying is wasted time. Use the same energy for doing something about whatever worries you.

6. What you believe has more power than what you dream or wish or hope for. You become what you believe.

7. If the only prayer you ever say is thank you, that will be enough. (From the German theologian and humanist Meister Eckhart.)

8. The happiness you feel is in direct proportion to the love you give.

9. Failure is a signpost to turn you in another direction.

10. If you make a choice that goes against what everyone else thinks, the world will not fall apart.

11. Trust your instincts. Intuition doesn't lie.

12. Love yourself and then learn to extend that love to others in every encounter.

13. Let passion drive your profession.

14. Find a way to get paid for doing what you love. Then every paycheck will be a bonus.

15. Love doesn't hurt. It feels really good.

16. Every day brings a chance to start over.

17. Being a mother is the hardest job on earth. Women everywhere must declare it so.

18. Doubt means don't. Don't move. Don't answer. Don't rush forward.

19. When you don't know what to do, get still. The answer will come.

20. "Trouble don't last always." (A line from a Negro spiritual, which calls to mind another favorite: This, too, shall pass.)

My New Obsession

Ok I am really happy that I am actually craving something. I am obsessed with POMEGRANTES. I bought 2 the other day and then Sunday my husband bought me 6. I put them in the refrigerator so they are nice and cold. Man they are good but the only problem is is that I am out. I ate them all already. Today I only had hald left and didnt have a car otherwise I would have gone just for that. It is almost 11pm and I cant sleep just thinking about it. I have gotten nautious after eating them since my nausea never ends but it is worth it and since I havent puked it up even better. I read that they have a ton of vitamin c, potassium and antioxidants so I am sure the baby is enjoying something good for him finally. I called my husband and told him he better not come home without more of the fruit because I feel like if I dont have one I will die. It is terrible to have cravings. HELP!!!
By the way I am nearly 35 weeks so this little bugger is almost here.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Belly Pic 34 weeks and counting!!!


I thought I would share my wierd belly with you all. Its almost time.

Birthday PIC

HOMECOMING GAME









Last night was The Panthers Homecoming game. We had a great time. The girls were pretty good, they sat still for some of the game. Rob sat and watched and made comments every once and awhile. Mia finally got to see the Panther up close. She wasn't to excited about that. I think she likes to see him from the stands. The coaches wives stayed positive. We always have a great time talking no matter who wins the game. We hope the Panthers have a great season. We like happy husbands on the weekends. Enjoy College football today!!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Happy Birthday SOPHIE

I just wanted to let everyone know its my little ones birthday and she is 4. Hopefully I can get pictures on here later. We are not doing anything to exciting this year because of my pregnant state and not feeling well. We are doing a cake and gifts and either I will make dinner or we will take her out to eat. Only problem is is that she love the Hometown Buffet.(PUKE) LOL.
Lisa

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

One of my favorite things about fall


I love this time of year. One of my favorite things to do is get the kids all bundled up. I went to visit my new Super Target today. It finally opened and its about 10 min. away. I don't have to drive far to get to one now. The girls and I took a long walk around the store exploring. We ended up in the shoe department. I found the cutest boots for them. I have seen them in years past, but the girls have been to small for them. I had to get them each a pair. They are now officially ready for Friday night football games and Saturday night baseball games. Enjoy getting your kiddos all cozy and warm. As Mia would say Comfy Cozy.

Friday, October 10, 2008

I finally won something!!


This Tuesday was a very special day for the Stroller Strides franchise in my area. It was the 5 year anniversary. All of the 6 locations got together in one place (Harveston my dream neighborhood) We had a fun class and then had treats. There were snacks, a clown for the kids, and massages for the mommies right by the lake. It was so much fun. At the end of the fun event she had a raffle for 5 months free of Stroller Strides. I took a ticket with hope of maybe one of my friends winning it. She called out one number and it belonged to no one. She picked another and guess who had the winning ticket??? ME!!!! I was so excited. I never win anything. Stroller Strides has been something that I look forward to doing. I get a great workout and I can bring the girls. I can go to 6 diffrent parks and up to 5 days a week. One day a week we have playgroup for the kids. Our playgroup captain plans a fun activity for the kids to do after class. And once a month we have moms night out. Stroller Strides has been so great for me emotionally and physically. I am going on my one year anniversary and I plan to continue as long as the girls fit in my jogger stroller.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Halloween Fun


This year we decided to get costumes early. I hate going too late and you have to pick whatever is left. So this year year we went to party city and let the kids choose. Mia wanted to be a princess, Ava a lady bug ( I kinda picked for her), and Rob the Joker. But now I'm wondering if it was to soon. It's only October 6th and the girls wear them everyday. Mia's dress lights up and I'm hoping it does on Halloween. Well, I guess I got my moneys worth. I only got a chance to take a picture of Mia. I will take more of them soon. Have fun costume shopping!!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Checking in @ 32 weeks!!!

I just wanted to say hello . I am now 32 weeks along and am praying I will have my baby soon. The pregnancy is still very hard and I am taking it day by day. I still have some things I need for the baby but just dont have the energy to get to the store and get it done. It isnt easy with the 2 girls to run around town.
Well I just wanted to say hi to everyone and hope everyone is doing well and geting ready for the holidays to come. I am so looking foward to that time. By The end of November I will FINALLY be able to EAT again. Perfect so I can enjoy the holiday foods.

Friday, October 3, 2008

On Oprah this week

I know what everyone is thinking "Vickie is talking about Oprah again". Well, Yeah sorry if you're not a fan of the show. I watch Oprah daily, but when I can't I TIVO it. So I watched Wednesday's Oprah a little while ago. It was so sad. It was about a mother who left her 2 year old daughter in the car for 8 hours. Just watching the intro made me cry and hug my kids a little harder. The whole show was about mothers who are overwhelmed with work, families and just trying to be super mom. This show came at such a great time for me. Yesterday I felt so exhausted mentally and physically. The kids had been sick with the stomach flu since Thursday. Just finally today they started to want to eat more. The girls are still kind of fussy and clingy. I love them so much, but this week was so hard on me. I had to go to the grocery store, COSTCO, get Robert to practice and my daily activities all with the girls sick and no help. It is so hard. This time of year is especially hard because of my husband coaching football. The show made me really tell myself to SLOW DOWN. I think that at times we feel like we need to do it all and if we don't get things done that day, we feel like failures. We need to learn to ask for help when we need it and slow down and not rush through our day. Please go on Oprah.com and read the full story. It will break your heart, but at the same time make you want to slow down and take a little time out of your day to focus on what is really important.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

A new day

My most favorite part of the day has got to be mornings at our house.Everyone is in a good mood and hungry for breakfast. Mia loves her oatmeal. Ava could care less. If she has her sippy cup with milk she's a happy camper. What do your kiddos like to eat in the morning?
Do any of you Mommy's have any ideas for breakfast food that kids love? I need some new ideas to keep it fun.