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Excuse me while I vent…

15 Jan

Many of you have been asking and sadly my response has not changed. Yes, I’m still here, and yes, I still feel terrible. I keep trying to put it out of mind, as if a mental showdown with myself is the best medicine. (Actually, that makes me sound like I may need a different kind of med…) I’ve gone through three different anti-nausea prescriptions (Zofran, Reglan, and Phenergen…in that order) and none of them have left me feeling relief. So, I’ve stopped taking them. I’m constantly loading up on water. I’ve not been able to drink anything carbonated (the bubbles are not my friend). I find myself drawn to foods that are natural and basic (meats, fruits, some veggies). The biggest game changers in how I feel are hunger and cold. Yes, I’m crazy. I know. But get me out of bed in the morning on an empty stomach and put my bare feet on the cold bathroom tile and there is a single guaranteed result.

I’m doing my best not to complain, or at least, not make it anyone else’s problem. Jarrod and I go hardly anywhere and we do hardly anything. My evenings home from work consist of an hour or two of finishing up that day’s work on the lap top and are quickly followed up by an early bedtime. When I sleep I don’t feel sick. Until I wake up in the middle of the night (because pregnant women sacrifice full nights of sleep due to frequent potty breaks) and once again I have to fight the cold bathroom floor.

I write this almost more as a blog to myself. Once pregnancy is far enough from the brain and you’re absorbed in captivating coos, tiny fingers wrapped tightly around your pinky, and the soft sweet stare of your newborn baby’s eyes…all of the less than glamorous pregnancy stuff seems to fade.

I always thought I’d have four children. I didn’t want to have three because I didn’t want to have a middle child (different blog for a different time…ha!). And two just never seemed enough.

Now I’m asking myself…

Can two be enough?


Charlie and The Choo Choo….Nooo!

25 Oct

UPDATE: Mommarazzi (add captions!)

10 Sep

I do this around 3 times a year (not often enough, I know) but here’s a link to the newest photos added to my Mommarazzi page.  If you want to cycle through the larger images, begin by clicking here or you can just go to the link at the top of the page where it says Mommarazzi. You’ll have to scroll down the page aways to see the newest added photos. There are lots.

Comment on the ones you like!  Feel free to add your own captions, that’s fun 🙂

Charlie’s Big Green Tractor Ride!

26 Aug

We all know that good tractors come in a bold shade of green, and now Charlie does, too! Check out his adventure with Grandma as the get to cutting the grass on the farm.  Precious!


Mom 2 Mom – Fall 2011!

5 Aug

It’s back! Which is a great thing for any moms and grandmas out there looking for a few things to stock up on. Essentially, a Mom 2 Mom sale is a large garage sale dedicated to all things kids. I’m talking clothes from premie to youth sizes, shoes, dresses, toys, books, nursing supplies, diaper bags, as well as large items like pack and plays, high chairs, cribs, and more.  The inventory that we have is completely dependent upon what the Moms that sign up to have a table bring in. You never know what’s going to be there, but you can’t beat the prices when you find what you’re looking for!

My son is now 19 months old. We’ve used these Mom 2 Mom sales to buy the next rounds of clothing, furniture and toys for the grandmas’ houses, and toys for ours.  You will not want to miss this event if you’re expecting, a new mom, an experienced (not old!) mom, or a grandma.

Mom 2 Mom Sale
Trinity Lutheran Church
Satuday, September 24th
Admission $1.00

Interested in having a table? Wanting to clean out the basement, attic, or garage and help out a family looking for a bargain? Get your table registered for NOW so that we can save your space! Contact Casey Shank for all the details by emailing

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