Monday, March 28, 2016

Happy Homemaker Monday

Good Morning, Friends.
I was pretty sure that this was going to be my Monday off. No such luck!
I'd like to start by asking for some prayers. It seems that there are complications with my pregnancy, and it may actually be a partial molar pregnancy. If I don't miscarry by the 4th (next Monday) and there is no heartbeat then on an ultrasound, I will have to have a D&C. I am trusting God with this because there's nothing I can do.

The weather: It's gorgeous out, but windy! At least it's not dry like it has been. We were under a fire danger last week, and we got some rain yesterday, so at least that has passed.

Right now, I am: Typing up this post, and hurrying up to get ready for work.

Thinking: That the uncertain and unknown is a very scary thing.

On my TV: I'll be watching a couple of Robert Redford (swoon!) movies that my Father-in-Law sent me :)

On the menu for this week: With all this worry over the baby, I seriously haven't even considered the meal plan. Hamburger Helper tonight, for sure.

On my to do list: Work, work, housework. Same old, same old :)

Looking forward to this week: A day off! ...maybe. Also looking forward to the 4th, which is my next doctor's appointment. I just want answers. I know how scary a  molar pregnancy can be and the potential long-term things, and it's answers would be great.

Looking around the house: I have a gray cat who's seated himself next to me and is looking at me forlornly, as if to say, "Pet me already."

From the camera: 

A beautiful gift from a dear friend.

On my prayer list: My parents, my siblings, my nephew, who's got the flu...and this pregnancy.

Bible verse, devotional: 

Monday, March 21, 2016

Happy Homemaker Monday

What.A.Day. Actually, What.A.Weekend. Hoping it slows down some for me (but it's not looking like that will happen!)
I spent the bulk of Saturday night, crying my eyes out in the emergency room. I started bleeding out of nowhere Saturday evening, and when you're pregnant and have a history of prior losses, that can be really scary.
The good news is that the baby and I appear to be fine. My bloodwork came back perfect and the hcg numbers were great. I have an appointment on Wednesday with the doctor to do another blood draw. If my levels are rising, then we're good to go. If they're not, then I don't even know...I don't even want to think about that.
I haven't had any more bleeding and I've tried my best to take it easy this weekend, but now I'm ready to hit this week, lightly jogging.

The weather: I suppose it COULD be pretty if not for that rip-my-head-off wind out there. Good heavens! It's supposed to calm down by tomorrow, and stay decent for the rest of the week. We'll also get some much needed rain, yay!

Right now, I am: Trying to type up this post, and figure out all that I have to do, and figure out a sloooowwwww way to do it. (Not so easy since I'll be heading to work in about four hours. )

Thinking: That I'm nervous about this blood draw on Wednesday. I'm happy I'll have a definite answer as to what's going on with this pregnancy, but I'm scared out of my mind, too. I don't know if I can handle another loss.

On my T.V.: Not sure I'll have time to watch ANYTHING this week, but I'll try to slow down and watch a movie of some kind with Ella.

On the Menu for this week: It's going to be a fly-by-the-seat of your pants kind of week. I did so well until Saturday, when everything got thrown into a tailspin. When I came home Saturday night, Gabe had gotten pizza and everything was under control at the homestead, and then yesterday, I barely left the bed, so Gabe fixed dinner again. I hate that this even happened, but I'm glad he was off this weekend. He was truly my rock.

On my to-do list today: 
*Return Library Books
*Clean the bathrooms
*Take some clothes to the thrift store to give away
*About a million other things I haven't even thought of yet
*Oh, and work.

Looking forward to: Answers. There's been talk of doing an ultrasound, and I just KNOW that I'll breathe easier once I see him/her on the screen and hear a heartbeat.

Looking around the house: I need to get all of my plants ready for the transition OUTSIDE which will hopefully happen sooner than later.

From the camera: 

This kid!!!! (For the record, she doesn't wear glasses, these are totally fake)

On my prayer list: The usuals, my parents and kid brother, this baby, a few little personal requests, a church friend who is due and had contractions yesterday (but I haven't heard an update), another friend who welcomed her second rainbow girl last week.

Bible Verse, Devotional: 

Have a beautiful week, my friends!!!! <3


12/52: Blowing Bubbles

12/52, Sunday: Saturday night, I had some bleeding. At nearly 8 weeks pregnant, that's a pretty scary thing, so I was bundled off to the emergency room. The baby and I appear to be fine, but we were under orders to take it easy, so nobody made it to church on Sunday. Oh, and The Sphinx says "hey."

Monday, March 14, 2016

Happy Homemaker Monday

Good morning, friends!
Of course, I work today, and early to boot. So, between this post, and homeschooling and meal planning and a million other things, it's going to be an interesting day for sure! I've been up for ages, making appointments and such.

The weather: It was supposed to be hideous all day, but it's not. It's actually sunny and beautiful!

Right now, I am: Giving myself a motivational pep talk. It's not working ;)

Thinking: Lots of stuff. Hoping and praying that Ella and I don't get the stomach bug that's been floating around. Making an extensive to do list for today. Thinking about what to pack for work today/tonight.

On my TV: Nothing, tonight. Finished Degrassi: TNG yesterday and had myself a good cry at the last episode. Pregnancy hormones at their best. I imagine I'll just crash after work tonight, and maybe find something good to watch sometime later this week.

On the menu for this week:
Monday: TBA
Tuesday: Taco Soup
Wednesday: Chicken Cacciatore
Thursday: Chinese Ribs
Friday:  Hamburger Helper, sorry not sorry
Saturday: TBA
Sunday: TBA 

On my to-do list:
Everything, ever. Mainly work, grocery store, and cleaning the bathrooms. I'm confident that Gabe will cook something for him and Ella at home tonight. I'm going to fix some soup at work.

Looking forward to this week:
Some beautiful weather. Pay day. Maybe taking some Spring-y pictures of Ella.

Looking around the house: Do any of ya'll have THE CHAIR? Where everything congregates? I gotta clear THE CHAIR off today.

From the camera: 

last week, I took Ella out on a lunch date. It's still mind blowing to think that God-willing, this is her last summer as an "only child".

On my prayer list: My parents, who are in Florida this week. My kid brother, as usual. My little family, as we still adjust to this shocking (but wonderful) news. This baby, as this will be my last pregnancy...and I NEED to bring this one home, friends.

Bible Verse, devotional:

Have a beautiful week!!!!

Sunday, March 13, 2016


11/52: Silly laugh, thanks to Mom. Scraped elbow, thanks to an active childhood.

11/52, Sunday. The lighting doesn't do this dress justice. Yet another gorgeous thrift store fund.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Throwing Caution to the Wind....

...and announcing what I've been trying to keep under wraps for the last few weeks.
I'm pregnant!
Our family is expanding in late October/early November!
I'm asking for major prayers, friends. I'm still in shock, but overjoyed!
After my last miscarriage, I was sure I was DONE.
God's plan, though, NOT mine!
His timing, NOT mine!
He is good!
1 Samuel 1:27

Monday, March 7, 2016

Happy Homemaker Monday

Mornin', friends! I'm actually off until this afternoon...Monday afternoon work seems to be the new trend for me. Firstly, I'd like to ask for your prayers. We received some (great!) news last week that threw us all for a loop, and I think we're all still recovering from it. I don't feel at liberty to discuss anything just yet, but just know that's it's all wonderful and that we need your prayers.

Without further ado...

The weather: PERFECT. Ohhhh. High 50's, low 60's, sun, sun, sun. Yes!

Right now, I am: Snacking on pretzels, debating making an avocado and cucumber salad, and making my to-do list.

Thinking: Way too much! But mostly trying to get some things figured out and trying to throw together a last-minute pulled pork recipe for the crockpot.

On the menu this week:
Monday: Last-minute pork roast
Tuesday: Pulled pork sandwiches (or f.f.y. day)
Wednesday: Jambalaya
Thursday: Baked chicken and vegetables
Friday: TBA
Saturday: TBA
Sunday: TBA 

On my to-do list: Throwing dinner in the crockpot, cleaning, catching a moment to rest, library, work, work, work!!!

Looking around the house: I'll be re-arranging the living room later this week, trying out something new....

From the camera: 

Ella's insane hair. She's donating again next October...and it's already almost to her waist! Wrangling it into a bun is an undertaking! 

On my prayer list: My parents, kid brother, this country...and my little situation. Thanks, all!

Bible Verses, Devotionals: 

Have a great week, my friends!!!!

Sunday, March 6, 2016


10 weeks in already!!!!

10/52: Ella (in the purple) and her friend Cameron, riding scooters

10/52, Sunday: She's such a lady :)