Thursday, March 25, 2010

Girls and their Daddies

I lost my father to cancer at the age of 9. I have very fond memories of him and how he treated me. I can remember him always having the time when I wanted him or needed to talk to him about something, no matter how silly it was at my young age... Some of my special memories are him taking me to the Saturday Flea Market and always buying me a cheap birthstone ring I wanted, buying and fixing my bike when it broke, eating peanut butter with me on a spoon at wee hours in the mornings while watching a Western on TV, taking me to numerous baseball games that my nephews were playing in, and taking me to Disneyland, and the list could go on.

So today I was reading LifeInGrace and she had a post about her girls and their daddy. I decided to write one similar. 

Having shared about my short experience with my own father I couldn't help but think of Sophie and her own daddy. They have a wonderful relationship. As much as I hate to admit it she prefers him over me most of the time. He is so patient with her and I have yet to see him get annoyed with the attention that she so desires. Believe it or not she prefers him to go to the bathroom with her (she has major BM issues...still, and needs a lot of moral support. smile.) For some reason she thinks he is much more supportive than I... perhaps because I rush her at times, shame on me. Sophie likes to do anything and everything with him, from riding in the his truck over my car, sitting by him at dinner, and even "working" on household projects... It really is a wonderful thing for me to see. I am so blessed to have a husband who is fulfilling this role.

     Perhaps I will write more later on Mothers and their Sons...

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Homemade Dish/ Laundry Soap

I attempted to make my first batch of laundry soap last week. Why, you say??? To save money, why else? So far I am pleased with the laundry soap, not so much with the dishwasher soap.

How To:
Grate one bar of soap (your choice) many recommend Ivory.

Mix 1 cup Borax w/ 1 cup of Washing Soda.
Add grated soap. 

Use 2 Tablespoons per load.

* I had a hard time finding the Washing Soda, finally found it at Homeland.

Yes, it's 3:28 AM on Tuesday morning...

What better thing to do than update my blog. And,WOW!!!, I just discovered new features of composing a post.

So to the right here we have an old snow pic, from the last snow, hence the failed attempt at Christmas lights on the tree behind Sophie. I just had to include a pic of some kind...

So, I am still on modified bed rest/ house arrest, which means I am not returning to work anytime soon. The bedrest was brought on by a tear in my placenta and contractions. I am so glad I do not have to be confined to my bed, and even have permission to go out for a short period, as long as I am sitting most of that time. It's still very difficult at home to make myself not do laundry, clean, etc... especially since the nesting syndrome has set in .... and I really don't remember it with the last two??? Anywhoo, my mom has ben a tremendous help cooking and keeping up w/ our laundry.

Last Friday we had our 20 week ultrasound with the high risk Dr. That was an event in of itself. It took about 2 1/2 hours, most of that being wait time. During this wait time my body decided to have stomach issues. I guess I was  in the right place, a Dr. office... Miraculously I was better by the time we actually went in to the room for the US. Oh, did I mention we took Sophie and Davis, boy they sure had fun waiting over an hour and being quiet... So upon entering the exam room I got upon the bed, that actually had stir-ups, and waited while nurse Sophie took over. She insisted I put my feet in the stir-ups, which actually wasn't necessary, then she proceeded to ask "there... you comfy now?" I refrained from telling her I didn't know any woman who was actually "comfy" when she had her feet in stir-ups, but I just followed her orders. Her father was very amused. Then she wanted to check out/look at all the gadgets of the machines etc... not too harmful I guess. All the while Davis was just sitting apprehensively in the corner of the room. So, eventually we were able to see the little baby on the big screen. Everything looked great (except for tear) and we all ooohed and aaahed.... It was confirmed 99.7% to be a baby girl. We finally got out of there are headed home...

I think I will attempt to go back to bed. Goodnight.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

SoCoS: Ice Cream

To learn about SoCoS...

Ice Cream:This might be easy, I absolutely LOVE ice cream. Baskin Robbins to be exact. I worked there during high school. My faves are World Class Chocolate (mostly white) and Jamocha Almond Fydge. My mouth is watering just thinking about a double dip right now. I also love homemade ice cream, but have not yet tried to make it myself. As a child we had an old ice cream maker and I would sit on the patio on hot summer days in California churning that thing. It was always vanilla. Ice cream with cake is a must on a birthday. I will compromise and eat Braum's if I don't have enough money for BR. Hit a road block...TIME! 3:37

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Tuesday Truth's... OK Kayla, I'll jump on the bandwagon...

I've read several of Kayla's "Tuesday Truth's", so now I'll give it a go for myself. I may not go as "naked" as Kayla has, but here is a start.


Since taking Prometrium and now taking Progesterone injections, I have had my share of Depression ( a possible side effect). It sure is no fun!!! I have heard the feelings described but could never relate. Well, I can now. It comes in waves, and most of the time I'm feeling pretty good. I have had my share of unexplainable crying, and just feeling down and out, and very irritable; even when I'm alone. Yesterday, I told my mom about it, it was so nice to talk to someone about it. What I've noticed is that I don't feel this way for any specific reason.. such as kids acting up, argument w/ hubby, etc... I just do. This is how I knew. I'm not sure if I'm making much sense at all, but I'm sure you get the idea...

I am still on modified bed rest, and I've been trying to stay as inactive as possible. I am so blessed to have my mom here to help me, and she has gone above and beyond!

So, "depression hurts" rings true... but I know it will get better. I'm glad for now it seems to be more like "bouts" of depression for me. Right now I feel really good. Thanks for listening!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Baby Name Vote!!!

Check my sidebar to vote for baby names!!! Thank you!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

I got these for the baby....

Sophie after returning from outside....

Sophie: "Mom, I got these for the baby!"
Me: "Oh, let me see, what are they?"
Sophie: " A stick, a rock, and an acorn. I'm going to go wash them off right now!"
Me: "I'm sure the baby will love them"

Random Thoughts...

My dog snores VERY loud!

David has been very sick Sun-Wed, only the 3rd time in 16 years of marriage, what a blessing!

My aunt, age 73, left for Cambodia today to teach English using the Bible, this is one more of many mission trips she has made over the years. If you every want to do missions but think you can't consider this... she is a single woman and has been at it for over 30 years, and she has no plans of stopping any time soon.

I've discovered a new blog I love to read, Alamode, check it out on my sidebar, she's great!

I know what we are having, but until March 19th, my next ultrasound and my anniversary of 16 years I am waiting to announce, that is if you don't hear from Sophie before then :)

I am planning to make my own laundry soap and dishwashing soap soon, I'll let you know how that goes!

I am thrilled that I am going to be able to watch Oklahoma Christian's Spring Sing on the internet tomorrow night. I can't wait to see Meagan Branch (our flower girl) perform. By the way, when Sophie first saw our wedding pics (age 2 or so) she thought Meagan was her... she said look at my pretty dress :)

Davis can rest easy, the 5th grade Writing Test is over, gone, done with. He was soooo worried about it, kind of made me happy to see that he was taking it so serious. He surprises me everyday.

Randomness will end now. I promise I can think pretty random thoughts sitting at home for hours :)

You may hear more from me in the days to come... Pregnancy issues

I heart blogging, I really do. I just can't find the time to squeeze it in when I work and carry on with other responsibilities. Oh, and I LOVE to read other blogs too... Somehow I find a little time to do that every few days.

So, this pregnancy has proved to be somewhat eventful. From all the Progesterone deficiencies, and the symptoms that go along with that, to now what I am dealing with. I've had more spotting in the last 2 weeks, so I called the Dr. Tuesday morning. They wanted me in for an ultrasound/exam at noon. A small tear was detected on the placenta. I left thinking that it was no biggie, then got a call a couple of hours later with a little different news. With all the trouble of low progesterone it can affect the development of the lining and placenta. Therefore, I started Prog. injections yesterday and I am on a modified version of bed rest so the tear can heal. I'm pretty much home bound with my feet up until the end of next week when I will have yet another ultrasound. I actually feel pretty good physically speaking. Slight cramping is all. Emotionally I am doing pretty good, especially since the symptoms have subsided some. Please pray. Thank you.

On another note, I hope to blog a little more. On to my next post. Random thoughts Thursday!

Baby #3 at 17 weeks and counting...

Well, so far I have no belly shots! Shame on me :( Here is a recent US of the little one...