Thursday, February 25, 2010

I saw 2 babies born yesterday! Talk about a miracle! I know that i've had 2 babies, both vaginal deliveries. But let me tell you, as I watched that baby's head trying to come out and most definitely thought "there is no way possible that this baby is gonna come out of that hoo ha! I was amazed when it did! ha ha! It's an amazing thing to see a baby come out and take his first breath, absolutely amazing! Makes me want to have another one - though not today!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

My Tuesday

First off: down another pound.
Total weight loss: 12 lbs

Secondly: Got a B on my test this morning! Woo Hoo!

Monday, February 22, 2010

happy Monday folks! Busy next few days for me. Today is my last study day for a big test tomorrow.... why do I procrastinate? The husband is home sick today, he spent his night bowing to the porcelain god. Logan is home from school today due to another massive snow that dumped on us yesterday. Hopefully I can still manage to get hours upon hours in of studying even though I'll have a million distractions.

Tomorrow I have a test, big test. Ugh, this class only has 3 tests total so it's tough to make sure to keep your points up. So far I'm doing fine but this test makes me nervous!

Wednesday: up at 4:30am, clinical until 5:30pm. Drive to dinner with fellow classmates, then a meeting from 7 - 9pm. I'll be getting home around 10pm, which means I won't see my kids that entire day. :( and of course I'll be exhausted!

If I can just make it through Wednesday I'll be golden, no school again until Tuesday!!!!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Any AI fans?

My picks
Andrew Garcia
Michael Linch
Todrick Hall
Katie Steven
Lacie Brown

Husbands AI choices
Casey James
Andrew Garcia
Todrick Hall
Katie Stevens
Crystal Bauersocks
Lily Scott

I apologize to all of you for mis-spelling your names!
These our my hubs and my favorites for the top 24. Once we narrow down to the top 12 I imagine that we'll make some adjustments!

Who are your favorites?

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Weight Update

week 3

I'm disappointed, I only lost 12 ounces this week!
So my total loss is 9lbs 12oz.
Can't it be easier to just lose 30 lbs?
Why all of the work?
Why all of the frustration?

counting our blessings

Last week I heard some sad news regarding my little guy, but I opted to not share the information with anyone. I wanted time to get a for sure yes or no, and if my answer was "yes" then I wanted time for my husband and I to accept this new plan for our lives.
For those of you who have read my blog for awhile, you know that the little guy
(16 month old son) seems to always be sick.
Most of the time it's pneumonia, rsv, other respiratory issues.
Last Monday I took him in to his dr and he was again diagnosed with RSV.
Today I had to take him to KU Hospital to be tested for Cystic Fibrosis.
Our prayers were answered and the little guy had a normal test result, which means
he does not have CF.

There are still some concerns as to why the poor kid keeps getting these infections, and why he hasn't gained a single ounce in almost 5 months.
I faith that everything will turn out just fine and that my little guy
will continue to grow and be absolutely amazing in life!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Date Night

Here's my Valentine's Day post that I think we're all "expected" to do. The hubs and I don't normally celebrate V-Day. Aside from the I Love You card and telling each other I Love You. We don't go all out on presents and stuff, we just hang out with each other and our kids. Our reasoning for this? Well, we love each other. And we do it every day, not just on this day. This day is nice for us when we've been busy with life because it reminds us to step back and be thankful for each other.

So this year we decided to actually go out to dinner and a movie. I'm not sure if we did this because it was V-Day weekend or because we were actually able to get a sitter! Either way, we went and ate dinner at Longhorn Steakhouse.... my review... amazing! You MUST try their shrimp & lobster dip, absolutely fabulous! Then after dinner we went and saw Valentines Day. Very good movie! Lots of laughs, and at the end I even got a little teary eyed. (Love me some Julia Roberts!)

I hope that everyone has a great long weekend, and a great Valentines Day no matter how you celebrate it!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Any runners out there?

I've been using the couch to 5k program as the exercise portion of my diet. It's been fun but pretty painful! The problem is that I get shin splints! It seems that no matter what I do, stretching/icing, the pain won't go away. For those not familiar with the couch to 5k, you walk/run 3 days a week, giving yourself a day off in between running. So my legs are getting heal time. It has been quite painful for me to run but I'm pushing through it and finishing my workouts. My question, how do I make this pain stop!!!??? Please, all the advice that I can get I will TAKE!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Weight Update

Alright so today was my official weigh in, it's been a full 2 weeks.

drumroll please!!!!!

total loss: 9 lbs, 1 inch

yes I am taking a bow right now!!!!

Sunday, February 7, 2010


My heart is aching tonight. I got news that a gal I used to work with had a horrible house fire today. The entire family was injured (3 kids, herself & her husband). Sadly one of her daughter's passed away. I do not know which one, but one of her daughter's went to school with my 6 year old and the other daughter is younger. Her son, maybe 11?, is in ICU. I cannot imagine the grief that this family is/will be going through. The husband is a fire fighter so his co-workers are the ones who had to work this fire call. I imagine that was probably some of their worst experiences and images they will never forget.

So tonight I say a prayer for this family, and make sure to tuck my kids in tight and give them a kiss. Life is short and you just never know how much time you'll have. I pray that I never have to lose a child.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

my week

has been fabulous! I was slightly stressed out on my last post but since then I have PASSED my first test in OB. Not just passed, but got a B! I had my 12-hr clinical today, loved it! Newborn babies are just so precious, I'm not sure that I will ever get tired of looking at their tiny little hands and feet, their beautiful cheeks and lips.... babies are such blessings!

My dieting has been going awesome! I started this last Tuesday the 26th. As of today I have lost 7 lbs!!!! Pretty much a pound a day! On Monday I started the couch to 5k program.... yet again! This is my 3rd attempt at it but I'm hoping that I have the motivation to actually complete it this go around. There is a 5k on March 20th that I intend on running so wish me luck to stick this out! When I lose about 10 more pounds I'll finally confess to what my top weight was... I'm most definitely not proud of myself for getting so big but I'm proud of myself for working to get rid of this fat!