Monday, June 20, 2011

{The Whole Truth...}

So the truth is finally out there. We are expecting baby #2. And now I can finally let you in on the whole truth....regarding my lack of blogging.

You see although the above cartoon is made to give a good laugh it is also the bang on truth. Healthy glow? It's more like a nice shade of green. When I'm not hugging a toilet/trash can/bowl/sink/whatever I can get my hands on I am busy working on editing, working as a nurse and taking care of my sweet little lady. So my creative side has literally had no time to creative.

I definitely think it is true when they say each pregnancy is very different. With was a breeze. I was nauseous but if I ate a couple crackers or had a sip of ginger ale I would be just fine. I didn't have crazy cravings and I wasn't well crazy (although my husband might tell you differently).

This time around though I'm sick whether or not I lasts allllllll day long....I crave every ounce of food I can get my hands on....I'm tired beyond belief....I've already brought out a little crazy for Ian to enjoy (ie Random crying for no particular reason or getting sooooo mad at him and then not remembering why :) ). But you want to know what...I couldn't be happier. You see with Averee I must have taken 50 pregnancy tests until my first ultrasound just to make sure because I never "felt" pregnant. This time though I have been confidant in this pregnancy since before I even tested positive (I was already having symptoms). In a weird way it is just very reassuring to "feel" pregnant.

And today we were able to see our sweet little baby. And by little I mean GIANT. I apparently am destined to have giant babies. Averee was over 9 lbs and was born at exactly 40 weeks. She never measured more then 2 days ahead though. This little baby is already measuring a whole week ahead of schedule! Holy Molly! And even more exciting...we are pretty positive on the sex of this baby...although I don't plan to reveal that until later when we know for sure. The doctor told us today that he has never been so confident at a 10 week (yes I am 10 weeks along) ultrasound on the sex of the baby. Was definitely a perk to the appointment today along with hearing that the baby looks perfect. Ahhh Bliss.

So that's secret is out. I'm sorry to everyone who felt really bad for me thinking I was sick this whole time. I promise I felt really bad not telling the whole truth...I just wasn't ready to share until I saw that sweet little heart beating away. We are very excited for January 13, 2012

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


So I think a little bit of anxiety is a good thing. At least for me. It helps me to be more productive, have more excitement and learn new things.

We started swim lessons 2 weeks ago with my darling little girl and well since then my anxiety level has sky rocketed. Like to the moon and back. It is through the iSwim which is similar to the ISR swim training program and well lets just say it is intense. The very first lesson...under the water she went. Talk about a panic attack.

Now...I did know what I was getting myself into. And I do know that these swim lesson are important and necessary. Living in Florida means we are surrounded by water and we are in said water probably 9 months out of the year. And since our little woman loves the water so much it was time.

The screams, the shaking, the not sleeping, the poor eating....all of these things that suddenly changed in my girl though are making it hard. Very hard. Until today...

Today's lesson it was like a light bulb clicked in her head that "Hey...this isn't so bad." Now don't get me wrong there was still a little crying...a little whining for her "blankie" and a death grip around my neck prior to giving her to the swim instructor. But once she was in....She listened. And she just whined a little. No ear piercing shrills that made me want to dive into the pool after her. So I must anxiety level is back down. Phew!

Now fingers crossed tomorrow goes even better. Prayers are appreciated :)

And PS I do apologize for the major lack of posting. You can see what's been keeping me busy over at . Getting a business started takes some serious work! Although I am loving ever minute...but it has taken away from my time for crafting and creating. Because of this I have decided for the time being...hopefully not too long...I am going to do some post on life as a mom. I hope that I can include some easy recipes etc that we have created. If you are interested in maybe guest posting please let me know! I'd love to have you! And thank you as always for all of your love and support and for reading! Have a wonderful day!

PPS...if you are in the Orlando area and are looking for swim lesson we really love our instructor! She is amazing to work with and has been great at reassuring me along the way....the website is .
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