Saturday, August 31, 2013

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Still a girl!

But the tech didn't tell me much more than that. Still worrying now. Ugh, stupid analytical brain!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

21 weeks!

I have been absolutely horrible with pictures this go around! My apologies for the crapiness of this photo and the dirty mirror.

Pregnancy is going pretty good thus far!


The first week of the kids and Steven returning to school wasn't too bad. Definitely an adjustment getting up even earlier and having to drive a lot more. Dropping Gage off at the new school has gone smoothly for the most part. I get there fairly early so not to get caught in the line. All of the kids have adjusted well, although Heston does cry when I drop him off. I am told he has a good day after I leave though.

My birthday was Friday. It was nice and quiet. Went with Steven to Shogun for lunch and just relaxed the rest of the day. I did work that morning so it wasn't a complete day off. I am somewhat nervous for this coming week, but excited at the same time. Tuesday I have my anatomy scan. Nice to get to see the baby, but nerve racking to see if anything might be wrong. Prayers are always welcome to have everything come out well.

Friday, August 23, 2013

My birthday cake!

Steven did good this year. Even killed two birds with one stone!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Saturday, August 10, 2013

August, oh August!

Why is this month killer every year? And it's my birthday month of all months. I can barely enjoy it. It's also my Anniversary, I can barely enjoy it. And it's not even these things that make it killer. When I got married we had no clue how many kids we would have. We had no idea Steven would be a teacher. These two things alone make August cringe worthy. Getting ready for schools, buying all the stuff (which we have already done btw), go to all the open houses (Gage's new school, his locker day, Kieran and Ryker's school, Kieran's TREC, etc) is enough to compete for a second unpaid job. Then there is the dentist appt's, eye appt's (for our kids that's a super necessity), hair cuts, and then this year add in my doctor/midwife appt's (right now still going to Talequah and seeing my midwife here), and then top it off with my work which is super busy as of late. Yesterday alone I had an expo for Washington Co. I attended to try and market some to the neighboring schools for my play therapy office.

Now in and of themselves, each of these things are not bad things. They are necessities. But when you mix them all up in one month, it's cause for even more exhaustion. I have to drive to Talequah this week for one Dr. appt only to go back in 2 weeks for my anatomy scan. I hate that drive. It's over an hour and much is winding roads. I hate that as early as I have been getting up all summer it's about to get even worse because I have to take Gage to school and Heston to daycare in Bentonville, when I work in Fayetteville. This is something I have done for years for Ryker and Heston. The taking Gage is new because of going into 7th grade and him starting later than Steven's class does. However, in the past I have worked in Rogers some part of the week. Now I have moved out of Benton co. all together. But, it's still good to take Heston there because it's close the the kids school's and Steven picks him up.

Each day I look at my calendar to expect what is coming and I just cringe. September will also be busy with 2 birthday's for the boys but overall there will be far less appt's. That is enough to give me some rest.
Only a few weeks away! And I am taking Labor day off for once!

Friday, August 02, 2013

Positive note!

This week marks the one year mark for my play therapy office at Cardinal Care Center. My actual private practice is now 2 years old. Things are going well. We have a school employee expo to attend next Friday to market to the schools. I ordered lots of Vista Print post cards for handing out. See below to what they look like.

So over it!

Everyone in the house got a light cold last week! Mine well, turned into a sinus infection from hell! I am doing everything I can to avoid antibiotics, but goodness I am losing hope. I had a awesome massage yesterday, which brought my appetite back at least. But the drainage and then stuffiness is consistent. Always one or the other. I am so over it! Why on earth does pregnancy kill the immune system. You would think nature would make us stronger when pregnant. I am suppose to write my monthly reports this weekend, but I have the energy of a 90 year old. I did go to work everyday this week, despite the fact I shouldn't have gone one day. I don't even remember the last time I called my clients and said I was sick. Ugh! Stupid responsibility sucks sometimes.

On the pregnancy front, it's going well. We have decided to do another homebirth. I will start seeing midwife this month. I have an appt. for a anatomy scan near the end of the month. Those always make me nervous. Praying everything is ok and baby is healthy.