Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Toot your horn Tuesday time again!!!

Well it is that time again....Toot your Horn Tuesday!!!  After reading my post go on over to Silly Little Sparrow (by clicking on the button above) to read her post as well as everyone elses.  

So I went to the gym 3 days last week and so far this week I have worked out 3 days as well.  I walked a mile on Sunday and walked about a mile and a half yesterday because the gym was closed due to the holiday.  

I went out to a bars Grand Opening on Friday (I never go out) and I left the house with $25 and came home with $25!!!  I had my drinks bought for me the whole night and didn't spend a dime :o)  I was pretty damn proud of that!!!

Also while at the bar I rode a mechanical bull.  Are you ready for the best part???  I held the record the whole night for riding it the longest...135 seconds!!  That was my first time ever riding a mechanical bull and I did damn good.  Everyone was trying to beat my record riding the bull but no one could, not even the guys that were there :o)  Lol I was so excited about that part.

I took the boys to The Strawberry festival on Saturday all by myself with no stroller for Kobe (that was hard and tiring) and we spent about 3 hours there in the scorching sun.  We picked strawberries and everyone was talking about how cute Kobe looked covered in strawberries from head to toe.  I took pics on Dewayne's cell phone and I need to post them on here cause the boys looked so cute out there.  I also let the big boys get fake tattoos and they were so excited.  After the strawberry festival we went to Toys R Us so Markus could get his PSP for his birthday money he got.  

All in all it was a great weekend and I was pretty happy with it.  The boys were not too happy with me for not taking them to the pool but the weather was not warm enough on Sunday and Monday to go.  It was cloudy and rained off and on the whole time.  This coming up weekend we will go to the pool.  My kids are like fish when it comes to water....they just want to be in it and they are excellent swimmers!!!  

Ok well that is enough of tooting my own horn.  How about you play along and let us hear about how great you are!!!!

Have a great Tuesday everyone :o)

Thursday, May 21, 2009


So I went to the Drs. this morning to find out about my blood test results for my thyroid.  For the first time in 20 months my thyroid levels are finally good and I can stay on my same dose of meds for the next year.  I am so excited about this because finally after having to go in every three months for blood tests, I am cleared for one whole year.  No more appointments for this damn thyroid...at least no until May of 2010 :o) 

So I have been going to the gym this week just like last week and I am doing really good.  I found out last night though that I go too fast when I am lifting weights and I need to slow down some.  Also I always lock my knees and when I am lifting weights with my legs I lock my knees and the trainer that was working at the gym last night came over to me and told me to be careful so I don't hurt myself.  She also told me not to lift so much weight when I am working out, I was lifting 140 lbs. when I was doing the leg lifts.  Oooops, well now I know better.

I haven't lost any weight since I started but I can feel the difference in my stomach...it doesn't look as HUGE anymore.  Now it just looks BIG...lol!!!  I started my period on Monday though so I know that can add some weight on so I am not really worried about this week.  I want to loose 12 lbs. in the next 5 and a half weeks and I gave myself 7 weeks to loose the weight.  One of the girls that is working out with me has already lost 8 lbs. and she is smaller than me.  I wish the weight would drop off of me like that.  But with my thyroid I know it takes me longer to loose the weight.  

Ok well enough for now, I am going to enjoy some quiet time while the little ones are napping.  Have a great Thursday everyone :o) 

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Toot your horn Tuesday

This is something I got from A silly little Sparrow www.sillylittlesparrow.com this is a way to toot your horn and let the world know how great you are :o)

I know I mentioned it in my Not me Monday that I went to the gym 5 days last week but I thought I would throw it back out there.  I did so great last week that I can't stop thinking or talking about it.  

I am such a great Mamma that I just gave my boys a puppy!!!  Yep you read that right....a puppy!!  My neighbors dog had 9 puppies 4 weeks ago and the boys fell in love with one of the puppies and so did I.  So for my wonderful 9 year olds birthday I gave them a puppy!!!  We wont get her for another 2 weeks but we get to go visit her every day.  

Now my kids....have I told you guys how great my kids are???  They are the best sons a Mamma could ask for.  Yep that's my boys!!!  So their rooms aren't always clean and they might not be the fastest when it comes to doing their chores but they are my babies and I love them with all my heart.  They are very respectful of adults and have great manners.  They are always willing to help everything and everyone.  They are so GREAT and they are all mine!!!

Ok that's it for my Toot my horn Tuesday.  I hope you enjoyed and will go over and visit A silly little Sparrow and write your own Toot my horn Tuesday or at least go over and read some other peoples Toot my horn Tuesday.

Have a great Tuesday everyone!!!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Not Me Monday

It is Not me Monday time again and this time I am a little bit more prepared for it.  
Not me Monday is created by MckMama and when you finish reading my Not me Monday you can go over to her blog www.mycharmingkids.net and see her Not me Monday as well as everyone elses.  

Let me start off by telling you all how I did not work out 5 days in a row last week.  I did not run a mile straight with no stopping in 13 minutes on day 3 and was not running 1 mile straight in 11 minutes by Friday.  Nope not me I could never do that.  I did not work out so hard on Friday that I have been sore all weekend.  Nope not me.

Since I was not so good at working out all week I did not go and get a tanning membership to reward myself for all my hard work.  I didn't get a tanning membership living in Virginia, who would do that??  Not me!!  Since I am always able to go outside to enjoy all the sun I want why would I go buy a tanning membership.  

I also did not host a Birthday party for my now 9 year old son with over 30 people here.  If I would host a birthday party I would be all prepared and not wait till the last minute to go buy all the food and cake.  I am so much more organized than that.  I would never rush around like a mad woman when I have everything prepared and the house clean way in advance.  Nope not me.

Sunday while it was NOT raining buckets here I also did not lounge around all day in my underwear and robe doing nothing.  No I would never do such a thing, I am dressed as soon as I get out of the bed and I do not sit around and do nothing all day.  I also did not watch Marley and me and cry my eyes out at the end of the movie in front of all my children and have them and my hubby laughing at me and making fun of me because I never cry at sad endings.   Nope not me!!!

I also did not start my Monday morning at the doctors office fighting to get my blood drawn so I can get more Thyroid meds.  Why would I have to fight to get my blood drawn when my dr had already put in my blood work to be drawn with the lab forever ago.  The lab tech would not ever be too lazy to just draw my blood like it says on the lab work instead of making me reschedule the appointment and inconvenience me just because she didn't want to go past 90 days to look for my lab work.  Nope that's not how my Monday started.

Ok that was my second attempt at Not me Monday and I have to say that I really enjoy Not me Mondays.  At least it has me blogging again...right?  Ok off to take care of all these children that I have here in my home.  

Sunday, May 17, 2009

9 years ago today...

I had my second son Markus.  He was born at 8:17 pm in Allentown, Pennsylvania.  My labor with him was such an easy labor I was having a hard time believing that the baby laying in the heater next to me was mine.  

I woke up at 10 am and went to the bathroom and there was quite a bit of blood in the toilet.  I called my drs office and talked to the nurse and she said it might be because I had been checked the day before and she told me to call if there was anymore blood.  Well being that I was pregnant I of course had to pee shortly after getting off the phone with the nurse.  This time when I went to the bathroom there was even more blood.  The nurse told me to come into the drs office so they could check me to make sure everything was ok.  I had been having contractions the whole night but nothing major.  

So off to the drs office I went and they hooked me up to the monitors and I was having steady contractions.  The dr came in and checked me and I was 3 cm dilated, he said he wanted to check my bag of water after that and went to put his hand in there again and my water broke at that exact moment.  It gushed all over the floor but the dr got lucky and none went on him.  

The dr told me to go to the hospital which was about 5 min away and he would see me there shortly.  At this point it is about 2 pm.  We drove to the hospital and I went straight up to Labor and delivery and demanded a shower because I wanted to wash up before everyone went checking me so I could feel clean and not like I just peed myself.  They told me I couldn't take a shower yet, first I had to be monitored for a little while.

I told the nurses that I wanted to make sure I got an epidural with this child since I had my first naturally and I wanted to experience a "pain free" labor.  I was at 4 cm when they checked me and they told me I could have an epidural at any time now and I didn't have to wait till the contractions got bad before getting the epidural.  Well at this point I am barely feeling the contractions so I told them no, no yet.  This was about 3:30 pm.

By about 5 pm the contractions were getting pretty strong where I was practicing my Lamaze breathing so I told them that I wanted the epidural.  They checked me at this point and I was 5 cm dilated.  The anesthesiologist comes in and puts in the epidural and tells me it will take just a few more minutes  and then I will not feel anything.  I get really excited about the epidural and the idea of having a pain free labor but by 6 pm I am feeling some really strong contractions.  I call the nurse in my room and tell her that they all lied to me when telling me the epidural is going to work within minutes because I was still feeling the contractions really strong.  

The anesthesiologist comes back in the room and ups my dose on the epidural and tells me just to wait a few minutes and it should work good then.  So I sit and wait......

At about 6:30-7 pm I was getting pissed off that the damn epidural is not working and I tell the nurse, this epidural does not work!!!  I can feel so much pressure!!!  She asks me...what kind of pressure are you feeling??  I told her I felt like my ass was going to explode.  She decides to check to see how far dilated I am only to discover that I was 10 cm dilated and baby was ready to come.

She calls the dr in and when he came in they see that I wasn't having contractions....they were all gone and had been for awhile by this point.  I tried to tell them when I came in there that with my first child was born my labor stopped when I reached 10 cm and they had to give me potocin at that point to help me along but the dr told me that wouldn't happen again...guess what it did!!!

So I get potocin and they wait till my contractions are nice and strong and by this point it is a little bit after 8 pm.  The nurse tells me that she wants me to push on my next contraction.  So next contraction comes along and I start to push.  She tells me to stop pushing because she needs to get the dr, the baby is coming right now!!  I stopped pushing right away and she kept telling me to stop and  I told her I wasn't pushing he was just sliding out.  Well she runs to get he dr and he was in the room in less than a minute and tells me not to push.  I was yelling at this point telling them not to let my baby hit the floor and the dr is trying to get his gloves on.  

Markus Gabriel made his entrance into this world by barely being caught on his way out weighing in at 9 lbs 9 oz and 22 inches long.  He was beautiful and perfect in every way!!  He was the perfect baby just like all my boys have been.  Sleeping through the night from the start and Markus was always happy and smiling at everything and everyone.  Still to this day he melts everyones hearts he meets.  

Monday, May 11, 2009

Not Me Monday

So I love reading MckMama and she has this great game that she does every Monday called Not Me Monday. Basically you write all the things that you did but write as if you did not do these things. So this Monday I am going to play along :o)

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by href="http://www.mycharmingkids.net">MckMama. You can head over to href="http://www.mycharmingkids.net">her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week. Here is a link to her blog so you can all read her blog and play along with the game.

So here goes nothing....

Last Thursday I did not go to TCC to take an assessment test in ESL (English Second Language) so that I can start school in the fall, nope not me. I also did not get a test question that had a picture of a woman reading a book and I was not asked what the woman was doing because that is something a kindergartner would know. Nope not me!!! I do not feel like I aced that test because it was ridiculous. Nope not me!!

This weekend we did not eat out both nights because I was too lazy to go to the grocery store to buy food.....oh not not me, never me!! I also did not let my house get turned upside down because I was too lazy to clean it. Nope not me!!! I did not rush around here like a mad woman cleaning this house up this morning because my floors were sticky and my counter tops were stained red. Nope not me!!!

Last night I did not go to a chinese restaurant to eat with the family for Mothers day and get pissed off when the bill arrived because we paid double what we usually pay at this same restaurant. I did not call the waitress over to find out why the bill was so high only to be told it was because there was a Mother's day special and that was why the bill was so high??? I did not walk out of there telling Dewayne that I would never eat there again because they cheated us because it was Mother's day. Nope not me, never me. I never get mad when I get charged double what I usually pay and don't say anything about it. No not me!!!

Ok so that is it for my Not me Monday. Hope you all enjoyed it and maybe I will start doing that some more. Also I need to upload the pics that were taken of us at the Beach while my Mamma and Amma were here. And I need to be better at blogging, I have been sucking lately and I know it.

Have a great Monday everyone.