Thursday, November 18, 2010

Pregnancy, Nausea and the Sea

So, I've been nauseous which make no mistake I AM grateful for.  It helps me to be assured that things are going well.  AND because we have to wait 3 more months until the insurance from Brad's work starts up, which in turn means waiting that long to get in to see a doctor, the nausea is not all that bad. 

Besides, it makes for some entertaining moments for my kids, such as, when Brad's not home and doesn't do the cooking.  It usually goes like this...

I walk into the kitchen with all 5 kids trailing behind me because they're "starving!!!"  (Which is probably true considering that I put these parts of the day off as long as possible.)  I open the fridge or cupboard and invariably something stricks me as 'the most discusting thing I have ever seen.'  I race over to the sink and hack into in.  At this point, it seems that every hole on my face is leaking.  Jazmine usually says, "Mom that's sick!!  Why don't you go to the toilet?"  and one of the other kids, usually while I'm still hacking, asks me, "Sooo,  what are we having?'  I give the the fridge another try, sometimes I stay strong, sometimes not...  When I don't, they have raman noodles.  I know, so healthy!  Like full of hydroginated fats and MSG and all.  And it's been a staple in their diet lately.

UNTIL, I got these

Sea Bands

My friend told me about them and I admit, I was sceptical.  Then I went out and bought some...
I wore them the rest of the day and tried to take them off at night and felt so sick I couldn't sleep.  So I put them back on and slept like a baby!!

Seriously!!  For me, they work amazingly!

Not only that!  I LOOK so totally awesome!  I mean I'm sure people see me and mistake me for some kind of professional athlete.  Really though, they probably up my coolness factor like 20 points or something.

Anyway, I'm totally sold and hooked for as long as this nausea wants to be a part of my life. 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


So, it's been a while since I've posted on here.  After some encouragement from my awesome, beautiful, funny, single sister (you're welcome Rach), I've decided to update all you readers (if there are any left...).

Summer was good.  We took 3 weeks to go visit family in AZ.  On our way down we got to stop in Utah and stay with some friends.  Very generous friends I might add.  I don't know, they might not have been feeling so generous after the 7 of us left, but we had a great time anyway.  Thank you Susan and Gabe! 

Then, after our car broke down we got to stay with my wonderful Aunt Wendy and Uncle Marion in southern Utah.  This was unexpected for them and they so graciously took us in.  Aunt Wendy even let me keep her up most the night while we caught up on each other's lives.  I was very grateful for this car malfunction!

In Arizona, we took turns spending time with all our family members there.  It was SO great to see everyone.  The kids did amazingly well too.  I think that was our first non-catastrophic vacation!  Yay!!!

Also, on the way home, we got to stay at my long time friend Melanie's house for a night.  She opened her house up for us and gave us a much needed break on our long drive home.  We had fun with you and little Owen.  Hopefully next time we'll get to see Josh more too!  Thanks you guys!

Since we've been home, we've started our home-schooling routine again.  Through a family friend, thank you Melanie Threet, I found a lady that specializes in working with kids who have learning disabilities.  I've read most of her stuff and ordered the rest.  It is working miracles with my kids.  It's kind of amazing!  THEY are asking ME to do their school stuff with them.  Thank heaven!

Oh yeah, I'd like to thank my amazing husband for taking over almost ALL of the household chores and responsibilities including, laundry, meals, cleaning, dishes, doing some of the kids school work with them and getting up with Makenzie when she wakes up at night.  He does all this for me without complaint or hesitation all because I've been feeling extremely tired and nauseous!

That explanation point is an excited one by the way!  I've learned that tiredness and nausea mean a good pregnancy.  When I tell Brad that I feel bad for not helping out more or for needing to sleep so much, he just says ,"Stop complaining ~ you're making my baby!"

I'm pregnant!

I'm so excited!  Thank you, Brad, for being here for me.  Thank you for loving me so much.  Thank you for all of your selfless service to me and our family!  My heart is so full of gratitude for you. 

p.s. - Thank you Jill for being such a great mom to my hubby!!!!  Guys like him are rare, but not when they come from mothers like you.