For all my girls…..

Ashley, Harley, Stacey, Mikayla, and Tori-Beth!

Please Pray for Stellan…..

Stellan is a precious little baby who was given a miracle in utero. He had SVT which is supraventricular tachycardia. He was born healthy and with no complications. After docs told his family that he wasn’t compatible with life.

He has been a happy healthy baby ever since. Well, a couple of days ago he went back into SVT. The docs have tried everything that they can think of to slow down his heart to no avail. Could you please say a pray for Stellan, the docs, and his family?

Let’s see another miracle take place.

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Thanks so much.

Special Play…

I was in a program called FAST. It emphasized spending time with your family and one on one time with your child, also called special play.

Special Play is a time you spend with your child doing child led activities. You do what they want to do and participate and don’t lead them. For example for a toddler you would get some legos and they would let you know what to build and you would help.

For older children it can be a board game, an activity at a park, painting, so on and so forth. It doesn’t have to be a long time they suggests 15 minutes twice a week.

Little Stacey and I spend out time watching wrestling Friday nights. We were watching Ghost Whisperer but, wrestling won out. We scream at the tv we laugh, we get excited. It is too much fun. We also take a snack up to the bedroom with us and enjoy it while we are watching. Popcorn though is really bad. It ends up everywhere because we forget about it and it goes flying. So, we kinda stopped eating that.

But, what brought me to this topic was last night we were watching Biggest Loser and Stacey turned to me and said, “Mommy, when the baby gets here are we still gonna be able to watch wrestling together?”
I said, “Of Course, why wouldn’t we?”

Her whole concern was that we get too loud and we might scare her. HE HE.
I explained to her that Tori-Beth can already hear and I pretty much think she knows what is going on every Friday. Besides that we can leave her with Mike downstairs so that we don’t frighten her too much. But, I already think she has been introduced to our loud madness and she will be ok.

We don’t have to give up our one on one time, it’ll be ok. Now, I might not be able to stay awake through the whole thing but, that is a different story. We shall see.

I love our time we spend upstairs together just doing things like we draw things back and forth or write silly notes back and forth. Or we just cuddle together and talk about the day. I love that at 11 she still loves to do that. And I wouldn’t trade our loud crazy wrestling madness for anything.

Maybe I can get Tori-Beth into Hell’s Kitchen with me. Although all the bleeping, might make her deaf. lol.

This is Stacey’s Man…. Oh yeah 12 Rounds opens Friday!!!!
John Cena
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And these two are my favs!!!
Jeff Hardy..
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and Triple H!!!!

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Now exhale. AHHHHHH. lol.

Remember this Touched by an Angel…

This episode still makes me cry buckets.

OH Tori-Beth…

How can you be so cute and you aren’t even here yet??

Last night as we were watching Biggest Loser, I layed the remote on my big old baby bump which is more of a boulder now, and little lady kicked it off, not once, but, three times. She really doesn’t like it if anything is pressing on her no matter how light the pressure. When they try to get her heartbeat she rolls everywhere. It is funny to watch them chase her. But, now, she doesn’t like the remote and well, when you are laying in bed trying to watch BL and American Idol that is the best place to put the thing so I don’t lose it. lol

Can you believe another week and I will be entering my third trimester?? Me either. And my emotions, man, oh man, I tell ya, they are all over the place. I cry watching commercials. Last night Anoop Desi sang, You were Always on My Mind, and I lost it. Only to switch back to BL and see that Kristen had gained weight to cry even harder. Usually a weight gain for someone on the show that I really like, I would get a little weepy, but, this was a full on heaving, snot fest. Stacey told me, Mommy, you really need to get a hold of yourself. That poor blue team they are really taking a beating. I feel so bad for them they try so hard and they are getting rid of their strongest players. Ron and Cathy should have already went home I do believe. I know they need to be there but, so do everyone else so, it is a really hard call. And how about Mandi and Aubrey and how they support each other and sacrifice for each other. I really like this BL better than last season. Everyone generally cares and there isn’t any of that back stabbing stuff going on. Which only makes me cry more because you see their heart more. And how much they really want to live and make a better lifestyle for themselves and their families.

Ok, now that I have started the boo hooing again. I better stop or I’ll short out my computer.

Oh yeah, and a side note, never google symptoms you are having during pregnancy. You find out too much stuff that you don’t need to do and start to panic.

Love ya all,

Sorry my blog posts have been nil to none, I just haven’t had anything to write about lately.

God Bless!

Doctor’s Appt…

Today was my Doctor’s appointment. I am 25 weeks now. It went good. I have gained almost 6lbs. Finally, I have gained something. I feel good about that. Woo hoo!! There was some protein in my urine so, he told me to drink some more water. Which I don’t know how I can. I will be sloshing around here like a fish but, I will. And I have to go get that dratted gloucose test. ICK. I don’t wanna but, I will. lol.

I go back in 3 weeks and then I will start my 2 week appointments after that.

Oh she is also measuring big. She is measuring 30 weeks. So, he seems to think that I may be having a big baby. Yahoo on that one. I am really excited for that. My biggest was 9 lbs 1 oz. Hopefully not that ginormous because well, that would be a really big scar. lol. Not that I care I am just thinking about recovery time after a c-section here. I really don’t see me getting into a bikini ever so, the scar issue isn’t really an issue.

I can’t believe how close this is getting. I told Stacy on the way back here that I might start hyperventilating. It is just going sooo fast. I only have 3 1/2 months left but, if what he says is true and they schedule me for 39 weeks then I only have 3 months and 1 week left.

We have so much left to do. But, that is ok. Well get it done some how. I want to make some burp cloths and stuff for her so, I better get working on that pronto. I have so much material and a bunch of flannel so, I think that would be good for making the burp cloths. And I have some really cute material for a quilt that I want to make for her. And I want to make her a security blankie also.

Oh I am getting sooo excited.

Well, I am going to get off of here and go look through my stash and start sorting what I want to use and what I don’t and get an idea of what I am doing.

Tootles everyone and God Bless!

Public Service Announcement…

I am posting this just because I think that it needs to get out there. There isn’t alot of info out there about this and I think that there needs to be, because families that are faced with this situation need to know it exsist. So, that they can look for the signs just as you would for Drug or Alcohol abuse in your children.

The subject is cutting. Here is what the Mayo Clinic has to say about it:

Definition
Self-injury is the act of deliberately harming your own body, such as cutting or burning yourself. It’s not meant as a suicide attempt and isn’t part of a socially acceptable cultural or artistic expression or ritual, such as tattooing. Rather, self-injury is an unhealthy effort to cope with overwhelming negative emotions, such as intense anger, tension and frustration.

While self-injury may bring a momentary sense of calm and a release of tension, it’s usually followed by guilt and shame and the return of painful emotions. Self-injury is often done on impulse, so it’s sometimes considered an impulse-control behavior problem. Self-injury may accompany a variety of mental illnesses, such as depression, eating disorders and borderline personality disorder. Self-injury is also known as self-harm, self-injurious behavior, self-mutilation and parasuicide.

Some of the symptoms include but are not limited too:

Scars, such as from burns or cuts
Fresh cuts, scratches or other wounds
Bruises
Broken bones
Keeping sharp objects on hand
Spending a great deal of time alone
Wearing long sleeves or long pants even in hot weather
Claiming to have frequent accidents or mishaps
Wearing a lot of bracelets or hair tyes on wrists.

Arms legs and the torso are the most common sites for cutting. Cutting doesn’t just happen once. It can happen multiple times before you even realize there is anything wrong. When people cut they do so because they can’t handle emotions and don’t have the tools to properly express anger, hurt, or frustration.

If you find out your child is cutting. Be kind and compassionate. Do not yell at them. This could make things worse and something could go very, very wrong. Consult your pediatrician or a mental health a facility to get them the help that they need.

Understand this is not something that they can control and most children/adults that cut don’t do so to commit suicide, it is an emotional outlet. But, left untreated, I hate to say it, but, accidents can happen.

So, if you know someone that is cutting. Please take action and help them. You won’t be sorry and neither will they.

Thanks for reading!