Happy New Year!
I am making a promise to my blog readers... the faithful few that are here... I will be more determined to write more this year. May God Bless you all.
Candace, Aka... Gracie and Jack's mom! :)
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Happy New Year!
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
This is one of my guilty pleasures.... I love this show, the first movie and now, can't wait for the summer!
Posted by Candace at 2:10 PM
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Hi there... this is a message to anyone that may read this blog, but have never commented or are not a follower:
Posted by Candace at 10:47 PM
Friday, December 11, 2009
Have you ever been a victim of a double standard?
I have been told by my husband on several occasions that I have no respect for him and that I need to respect him more, however, the next day... he turns around and does something so disrespectful that I am nearly in tears.
What do you do in this situation? Does every married couple go through this? I am just exhausted from frustration. Sorry... i will try to be perky again tomorrow.
Posted by Candace at 1:10 AM
Thursday, December 10, 2009
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009
December 2nd... just any other day to most people.
But... to me, it is the 3rd anniversary of my 30th birthday.
That's my story, and I am sticking to it!
Posted by Candace at 10:42 PM
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
As Grace left, I remembered what everyone told me about how big she was going to look compared to the baby. Even here in this picture, I still saw my baby girl... I still do. She looked so little to me, and still does. This was my baby girl....
I honestly couldn't grasp it... until we brought him home. More about that later! :)
As I said, the next morning started early... I think we ended up getting up around 4... maybe 4:15, it was a little foggy in my brain, I just know that it was early.
An hour later... here I was. In bed, IV in(after 4 tries!). Don't I look lovely...
Before they got there, the nurse was trying to put my iv in, and as she was doing that, because I had not had anything to drink since midnight the night before, it was very hard for her to find my veins. I have never had such problems with an iv... however this time, I was bruised, an nearly passed out twice! And, I am not squeamish, but it almost happened! Terrible! So, once they finally got my iv in, and Doug came back in the room(he had to leave the room after the 2nd try and I almost passed out).
Once they got me back there they had a little trouble with the spinal. I thought that it was bad getting my IV, and honestly, the IV hurt worse, but the spinal took 5 times to get it right. Something that usually only takes about 15 minutes, took an hour to do on me. Poor Doug was sitting in the recovery room, waiting, and waiting. Finally, at 8:15 they went to get him and things got started.
Posted by Candace at 5:26 PM
Monday, November 9, 2009
The New Adventures of the Princess and the Peanut!
Posted by Candace at 2:39 PM
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Sorry it has taken so long for me to post this, but our precious boy arrived last Tuesday, October 20th at 8:28 am. There is a long story to come, but for now, here he is!
More to come... and a new blog name! :)
Friday, October 16, 2009
Ok... so I have never had to go through these contractions... but that doesn't mean that I haven't wished this on my hubby for just a second. This is a fun watch!
Had a blonde moment and forgot to mention that I got this from Misadventures in Baby Raising's blog...
Posted by Candace at 3:31 PM
Friday, October 9, 2009
Hello blogging friends!
We had our weekly checkup yesterday. I am 37 weeks and a few days. No dilating, and basically was told, definitely not having a baby this week. :)
However... on the other hand, we have a definite date for our scheduled c-section!
Our precious baby boy will be arriving on or before(only if I go into labor, and the Dr really doubts it...) October 20th, 2009. We are scheduled for 7:30 in the morning and have to be there at 5:30... AM! Phew!
I am excited, but seriously nervous.
Please pray for me and baby Mac(yes... still keeping the name to ourselves here until after he is born! :)
Also, thank you all for the very helpful suggestions about the Flu Vaccine... I will write another post to update you all on what is in my mind at that time. :)
Posted by Candace at 11:00 AM
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
OK, as my readers know, I am pregnant. I am scared to death of the swine flu. I am also completely unsure about the vaccine. I keep going back and forth.
I am interested in your opinion... (especially my dear friend Stephanie, who is going to be a nurse.. hint hint!).
This is a video that I copied from 4 Little Men and Girly Twins.... check out her blog for the rest of what she had to say, then please leave me a comment.
One scared momma!
Posted by Candace at 1:13 PM
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Hello everyone, I had my 36 weeks checkup today and thought that I would give you all a quick update.
Everything looks great... baby is weighing in (per ultrasound) 8 lbs 6 oz and 18 1/2 inches long. Heartbeat is strong and he is kicking up a storm (actually... when the Dr was trying to get a heartbeat, he kept kicking the Dr! LOL!). He is head down, but per the sonogram tech, it is a full moon coming and babies are being stubborn, so we couldnt' get a good picture of his profile. That is ok... looks like we will be meeting our baby boy somewhere around the 20th(hopefully!!!). We are scheduling a c-section at our next visit.
Other than that... no big news, well, besides that we have decided on a name, but I am keeping that under wraps for a few more weeks. :)
Posted by Candace at 1:03 PM
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
I know... it has been forever since I have actually posted anything, but I feel like it has just been yesterday. Our summer has been so busy that I truly do not know where the time has gone. We have enjoyed our blessed summer with our out of the ordinary(yet wonderful) weather in Ohio. I was very nervous when I got pregnant earlier this year, realizing that I would be pregnant for the summer. However, I have truly been so thankful for the coolest summer in Ohio in years! Definitely a far cry from when Grace was born in August of 2007!
We are heading home this weekend, and Grace and I are really looking forward to seeing Hubby/Daddy when we get there!
Quick update on Baby Mac... everything is going well. I am 34 weeks and feeling pretty good. We are looking at a scheduled c-section around the 20th of August and can't wait to meet our beautiful baby boy. Doug has been home painting the baby room, and I will post pics when I get home. It is really working out nice. :)
Well, I hope you are all doing well, and can't wait to talk to you all again soon!
Much Love from Florida....
C and G and baby Mac!:)
Posted by Candace at 3:38 PM
Friday, August 7, 2009
Posted by Candace at 11:39 PM
Happy Birthday, Gracie!!!!
Today is my precious baby's 2nd birthday! I haven't taken any official pictures of her as a two year old(yet), but I will and will definitely post them later! :)
I just can't believe that it has been two years since this spunky little monkey entered our lives! She has been such a blessing to us, and can't imagine a day without her!
Happy Birthday Gracie... I hope that your special day is just that... special and filled with love!
Now... for the second part of this post:
WHAT THE HECK WAS HE THINKING?????
So.... as all of the moms out there, I would hope you would understand what I am about to say, and why this pregnant hormonal mom would be upset about what he has done. OK... so, I feel like Grace's birthday has kind of crept ip on us. Seriously, with being pregnant, having prenancy brain, and my aunt Sandy coming for a visit from Florida (first time in 18 years), I just haven't been thinking about shopping. So, today I called my husband and said that I wanted to discuss what we should get her for her birthday. He said ok, but he really couldn't talk at that time. So, he called back an hour later and said that he was getting off work and was going to Toys R Us to look at swing sets and to see what they had.
Well... about another hour after that he texted me to call him. Finally... he called me and said that he had just bought all of Grace's birthday presents... without me! Whoa! Stop the presses... we went from needing to talk about what we should get her, to he got her stuff, without talking to me about it! I mean... I am her mom, so why would I want to help pick out her birthday presents????
Let's just say, this hormonally challenged mom did not take this news well! NOT AT ALL!!!! It was fine, until the part that he told me that he got her a Go Diego! GO! bike thing, that was basically for a boy!!! I mean, that is not that big of deal, but you know, I wanted to have a small part in deciding, and for me, this is like my Christmas(since, out of respect for my husband's religious beliefs, we don't really celebrate Christmas in our house... of course, I celebrate it at my parents house, and in my heart!). I wanted to help pick out her presents and to have that taken away, hurt like I had been stabbed in the heart. I mean... yes, that is a little dramatic, but I am pregnant, so indulge me!
Anyway... So, after about an hour and a half of being mad, then finally deciding to just suck it up and cry, we headed to my aunt's for dinner. Of course, my face was so swollen and someone mentioned that I looked like I had been crying... so of course, while Doug was out of the room, I started crying again, and explained why I was so upset. Everyone agreed with me that it was just a bad decision on his part and that he didn't mean to upset me(which I know he was trying to just be helpful... I really do know that), but it was basically just something that a man would do without realizing how I would feel. So... after a few hours of being hurt, I decided to just stop being upset. It was a really sweet thing for him to do, and he did a good job, but he needed to realize how important something like this is to a momma and to talk to me next time. So... will see if he does.
Thanks for listening... I am praying that October gets here soon so I can feel back to my hormonally balanced self.
Posted by Candace at 4:21 PM
Monday, August 3, 2009
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Saturday, August 1, 2009
She is so smart... really too smart sometimes. The other day, she was coloring on a piece of white computer paper that I gave her. She was going through all of the crayons in her bucket and she came to the white. When she got to that crayon, she colored for a few seconds and said(no lie!), "Mama... White is broke!" She figured out that it was broke because she couldn't see any color on the page! Seriously... how did she figure that out?
Yep... that is my little cowgirl! :)
And of course, you can't got to the fair without getting a shaved ice in bright blue and red....
Or, FAIR FRIES!!!(Seriously, the best part of the fair!)
Hope you all have a great Saturday!
Posted by Candace at 12:33 PM