Thursday, September 30, 2010

WTF! Didn't your parents teach you any manners?

Oh wait, I am your parent.

Baby M,

Here lately you've been making me feel like the hired help with your constant rude demands.  It's like you totally forgot about the words please and thank you UNLESS you are prompted.

Is it so hard to say, "Can I have milk please?" instead of MILK!!!!!!

or

"Can I have something to eat please?" instead of YOGURT!!!!!  CRACKERS!!!!!!!!  APPLE!!!!!!

or

"Can I nurse now?" instead of NINNY!!!!!!!

Seriously, a few months ago you were so polite with manners.  What happened to change that??

You need to think about an attitude adjustment or I'm taking your NINNY away.

Love,
Mommy

I don't like being 5 years old.

Since coming back from our vacation Lil O hasn't been wanting to go to school.  It's a constant state of whining and moaning with her.  I just cannot understand why?

She loves being at school.  She loves learning.  She loves her new friends.  She loves her teacher.  She loves playing outside.  She loves her sunbutter sandwiches!

But the whining BEGGING starts in the afternoon about not wanting to go to school.  It picks right back up as soon as she wakes up in the morning.  

So this morning she blurts out, "I don't like being five."

Well, being 36 isn't all that great either!!!!


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Teaching the child left behind to play on their own.

It is a lot harder than it sounds, trust me.

Since Lil O has started school poor Baby M doesn't know what to do with being alone.  I thought she was my shadow before!!  I was wrong.  I cannot even describe how she is now.  Hmmm, let me try.

Okay, the only time I am alone and can do something that I want to do IS...

while she naps.  

Which isn't long enough truth be told.  I drink my coffee, she's trying to nurse beside me on the couch.  I try to crochet, she is pulling my yarn while using me as a trampoline.  I try to blog, she pitches a temper tantrum while drooling all over my nap.  I try to use the bathroom, she hands me torn toilet paper squares for me to use.  I try to take a bath, she hands me the bath soap and watches me dry off.  I try to load the dishwasher, she plays in the fridge.  I wash clothes and she helps load the washer or dryer.  I try to clean and she has to help with her own cleaning rag and take turns pushing the vacuum.

I think you get my drift.

I try to encourage her and show her how to play on her own.  I will get her set up and encourage her to use her imagination.

So, far it only works for about 15 minutes at each given time.  Yesterday morning I set up all these fun colorful blocks with alphabet letters printed on the outside and toys inside the block that relates to the letter.


I love these blocks.  They were the best investment!!!  I had fun this morning making castles and knocking them down with toy cars.  It was also learning for Baby M because I was able to teach her the alphabet and talk about the toys inside the blocks.  We had a wonderful time.

Today we string beads!!!!!

Do you have any advice on teaching a child to play by them self using their imagination while their siblings are in school?

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

How blogging saved me.

It has been over five years since I was in the working field as a drug store manager. Dressing up. Remembering safe numbers and security codes. Counting money. Unloading stock trucks. Stocking shelves. Ordering. Dealing with customers and dealing with employees. Ahhhh, such a glamorous life. I tease!!

I go from the above to wiping snotty noses with my shirts. My dress code has changed from heels to clean pj's. Or even semi clean pj's. Stepping on toys. Dealing with tantrums. Managing naps and carpool. I am now a personal chef, art director, nurse, playmate, monkey bars, laundry attendant, therapist and insert every thing a mother does during the day for her family.

I began blogging when I was pregnant with my third child over five years ago on a whim.  It was really awful blogging by the way.  No meaning really.  I'm proud to say it has gotten better over time.  I really never know what I'm going to blog about until I sit down and think about it.  If I'm lucky one of the kids or Superdad will do something and that's my material for the day.  I'm sorry but sometimes that is how it works out.  Living in the house of a blogger makes you say things you never thought you'd say before.  Like, "DO NOT BLOG ABOUT THIS!" or "I READ YOUR BLOG TODAY.".

Usually when I hear "I read your blog today" it cannot be good.  Then I'm racking my brain to remember what did I exactly blog about to begin with.  Should I not have told the WWW what was on my mind?  Sometimes people in the house will question why did I in fact blog about a certain topic.  My response is one of two things, "If you don't like what you read then stop reading the blog" or "I have no problem saying it out loud in person so therefor I have no problem typing it up".

Becoming a mom blogger has saved me.  It has given me an outlet to express how I am feeling.  It lets me connect with other moms and dads who may be facing the same thing.  It makes me feel like I'm not going crazy being home for over five years basically doing the same thing over and over again.  That's roughly 2098 days of almost doing the exact same thing every single day.  See, blogging has saved me.

At times I find it hard to explain that I am a Professional Mom Blogger because that is how I describe myself.  I think I am a Professional Mom Blogger.  I try to blog everyday, I try to blog about things that other people may want to read about, I get Sponsors, I get lots of awesome free trips, I get lots of great things to review and I am given wonderful opportunities with companies to do so many things (more on that at a later date).

As I sit here trying to absorb into the computer and type up this blog I have a two year old having a temper tantrum as she drools all over my leg.

Yes, that is what mom blogging is all about.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Being confident with the decisions you have to make is easier than you think.

This blog post is about periods, having a hysterectomy and kids being a pain in the butt at times, so you may not want to read if you don't want to hear any of this.

Last Tuesday I was faced with making a choice about my uterus.  Leave it alone or do something about it.  Going into the appointment I had basically already decided to have it removed because of all the problems and pain it was causing me.  Painful periods, low back pain and being anemic.

Then I started to have second thoughts about it.  I had the baby fever hit me again one night as I was watching Baby M and Lil O sleep.  So, I went to sleep very sad about not having anymore children.  Not being pregnant again hit me extremely hard.

Then after being all mushy they decided to poke me to wake me up about 6 am!!!!!!  Poke poke poke.  It was like a Facebook marathon only in real life.  Then there was the jumping on me as I was trying to rest on the couch.  Tantrum including screaming, crying and lots of drool.  Add hormonal teenager attitude and I'm so ready for a hysterectomy.

Then I started my period.  More like gushing blood and having shooting pains in my uterus.  I thought that maybe the vaginal ultrasound may have irritated things because this period was much more painful that the ones before.

Yes, I'm ready for my hysterectomy.  Hurry up doctor and call to schedule this procedure!!  I'm ready!!

If I get the baby fever again I will just go buy a dog or plant.  Or just crochet something!!!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Welcome to my back yard.

Well, it's almost my back yard.

Every year Superdad takes the kids up on the Blue Ridge Parkway to pick blueberries.  It's a wonderful time to bond with the kids and everyone really enjoys the adventure.

A few weeks ago they loaded up in the car to head up to pick blueberries.  Sadly, this year there were no blueberries to pick.

He did snap some great pictures that I want to show you.

That's one of our friends looking at the mountains.

Parkway

An awesome picture of B.

Parkway

Superdad, Lil O and B.

Parkway

Superdad and Lil O.  I love this picture.

Parkway

Too bad there weren't any blueberries to be found for pancakes and muffins. 

Last year I made some yummy blueberry bread.

The Making of Blueberry Bread

Thursday, September 23, 2010

I'm crafty like that.

I meant what I said in an earlier post about relaxing more and doing more things that I enjoy.  As you all know I have this love affair with cotton yarn so this is what I have been working on the past few days.

I've worked more today on it because I'm "recovering" from a migraine that I had last night and some this morning.

The pattern called for a lighter yellow yarn for the pear but I didn't have a yellow color so I used a peach color.  That's the beauty of art, things don't have to be the exact color. 

A Pear.

Crochet Pear

A Pear with a surprise inside.

Crochet Pear with Worm

Adorable.

Crochet  with Worm

I love YARN!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I'm planning a Bon Voyage party.

My uterus has been pregnant five times.  My uterus has given birth to four healthy babies.  H weighed 8 pounds 12 ounces.  B weighed 9 pounds 13 ounces.  Lil O weighed 7 pounds and 12 ounces.  Baby M weighed 8 pounds 6 ounces (I think).

I think it's time to bid it farewell.

Here I am, a 36 year old mom blessed to have 4 healthy children.  I've thought about having just one more baby but Superdad wasn't agreeable to that.  I'm okay with that though.  I think it's time to focus on the four children I have and focus more on myself and Superdad.

Great Wolf Lodge Concord, NC

Yes, I will miss holding a new baby, breastfeeding a baby, sleeping with a new baby and even that new baby smell.  But I am okay with not having any more children.

Yesterday I went for my vaginal ultrasound.  Even though you cannot really diagnose adenomysis until a hysterectomy and biopsy but my scans are textbook photos for adenomysis

I can do 1 of 3 things.
1 ~ Nothing
2 ~ Ablation
3 ~ Vaginal Hysterectomy

One is out because I'm tired of the heavy bleeding, low back pain and dealing with anemia. 

Two is out because I just don't like the sound of the procedure.  We'd have to take permanent birth control actions because I couldn't get pregnant after the ablation.  I never wanted my tubes tied or I would have already had it done and Superdad doesn't want the Big V. 

Three takes care of the problem.

My doctor said I would spend one night in the hospital, two weeks of no driving and two months of no housework or taking care of kids.  I asked, "So, what's the downside?"  HA HA!

She told me to come home to think and pray about it.  There is no rush.

I really think that going in I had already made my mind up for the hysterectomy. 

Now, I need to talk more to Superdad, my family and friends because I will need them during this process more than before. 

Then I will call my doc to schedule the hysterectomy so I can be recovered by the holidays!!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Home Sweet Home

I feel like cross-stitching that on a pillow at the moment.  Not really but when I hear Home Sweet Home I imagine a cross-stitched pillow on the couch.  Know what I mean?  Things are back to normal this Monday morning.  For example:

I'm sitting at the computer breastfeeding Baby M drinking a warm cup of coffee while answering emails and working on Supermom Reviews.  And typing up this blog post.

Life is Good and I'm at home!!!  I did have the best nights sleep last night!!!!  Back in my soft comfy bed with my down comforter was like heaven.  Or pretty close to it. 

I've decided to live every day like I'm at the beach.  Or try my best doing so.  I want to be more relaxed.  I want to let the dirty clothes wait a day, dust whenever and vacuum less and enjoy more.  I want to sit on my porch with my coffee.  Watch the sun rise.  See it reflect off the lake.  I want to enjoy relaxing more. 

When we are at home we tend to find things that need to be done.  I'm very guilty of staying busy when I am at home.  I have to pick up with six people living in our small house because if things get behind I find myself in a huge mess, working more to make things the way I want them.

So, last night while going through shells that we found this year and going through a box of shells found over many years I felt so relaxed.  I love picking up shells.  I love keeping shells.  I have A LOT of shells.  I decided to get them out of that old cardboard box and display them for me to be able to see every day.

It makes me smile when I walk past them now.  I will take pics and post for you one day this week. 

What do you do to relax at your house?  Tell us all your relaxing secrets!!!  Supermoms to Supermoms.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

That's all folks.

Today I took my bathing suit off for the last time this vacation.  Then I actually took a nap with Baby M.  Ahhhhhh...

The "To Do" list for the rest of our vacation:

Walk the beach, eat dinner at Taco Boy one last time then enjoy a glass of wine on the porch listening to the ocean. 

It has been a wonderful vacation.  The only thing that would have made it perfect if H and B were able to be here too.  I've missed them terribly.  They would have had a nice vacation too.  H would have enjoyed watching the young surfer guys and B would have loved playing on his boogy board.  I hope we are all able to come at Thanksgiving. 

We shall see.

Anyway, this morning my sis and nieces headed back to Asheville.  It's quiet now.  HA HA!!  There aren't four girls, under 9, running around the house.  HA HA!!!

I had almost talked myself into going home after dinner.  I even started packing things up in the house.  I'm just ready to go home and sleep in my bed.  I'm anxious because of everything I have to do before Monday rolls around.  The house has ZERO food so a big grocery store visit is a must. 

Then I have to have everything ready for school to start on Monday.  Clothes and lunches planned out. 

Superdad was agreeable with driving in the dark but I'm going to overcome my anxiety and stay our one last night at the house on the beach.

Even though I've gotten bitten by some bug on the beach and my neck is a red itchy mess.  It actually hurts and itches.  Superdad went to the Piggly Wiggly and picked up some cortizone cream for me.  It's not working really.  Why my neck?  The only thing I can thing of is that last night we went for a walk on the beach and I had perfume on my neck from going out to dinner for seafood.  We had to have some seafood while actually smelling the ocean and hearing it.  I started itching last night while watching a Warehouse 13 marathon as I uploaded pictures to Facebook.

See???  You have to look at an angle so you can feel my pain.



Another thing besides shells that I have collected it FRECKLES!!!!  I think I could easily have over a million by now. 



So, lets see.  Itchy mess and more freckles.  WOW, what a way to end a vacation.

I do hope my rash is gone before I go to the doctor on Tuesday.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Life is Good Part 3.

This has been one of the best vacations I've ever been on. We have totally been relaxing. Enjoy the ocean, sand, food and finding shells.

I don't even have anything to blog about so I will post a few random pictures.

Sunset from the pier.


Future surfing champions.


Girls goofing off on the beach.


My lil sister and two nieces plus me and two of my babies.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Life is Good Part 2.

Yesterday was filled with sand and ocean fun!  I just keep giving gratitude for this amazing vacation that we've been able to take.

We hit the beach with the kids pretty early to play in the sand and ride the waves in the ocean.  Baby M thought it was totally cool to ride the boogy boards that my sister brought with her. 

I was just content to sit in a chair and soak up some rays.  HA HA!!!  I had so much sunscreen on me that I just collect all these freckles.  I think I have over a million now!!!!  My sister made fun of me about the sunscreen because I'd hose the kids down.  I went through one bottle of sunscreen in TWO days because I just coated my kids and myself down with it. 

I may be the whitest gal on the beach but I bet I won't have skin cancer from laying in the sun! 

After lunch and naps we loaded up in the minivan and hit some local places.  We had heard about this amazing BBQ place that we had to go eat at before we left.  I am all about a good plate of BBQ!!!!!  I guess it's a southern thing.

We went to JB's Smokeshack where all the locals go. It was awesome!!!!!  We were able to eat on the buffet at an amazing price.  $30.00 for SIX people!!!!!  I kid you not!!! 

The buffet was amazing!!!!!!!!  The BBQ was the most amazing I've ever had!!!  The leave the sauce off and you can pick from 6 or 7 different kinds on your table.  My sister's fave sauce was Mama's Hot & Sweet (something like that) and mine was a mix of two, Mustard and Vinegar.  Don't even get us started on the chicken!!!  The skin on the chicken was the tastiest I've ever had!!!!!!  I'm not a skin eater but this stuff was awesome!!!

Any buffet that has pickled okra on it has two thumbs up from me!!!!!!!! 

Let's talk about dessert.  A yummy chocolate pudding dirt cake, BANANA PUDDING and a chocolate eclair cake pudding.  Of course I trued all three. 

When we make it back next year we will be going back!!!!!!!!!!

After eating the best BBQ ever we went to visit the Angel Oak.  This beautiful tree is thought to be over 1500 years old.

It was the most amazing thing I have ever seen. 

You'd think we be tired by then but nope we went to visit the Lighthouse.  This is my favorite place to visit when we are at Folly Beach.  























Okay, the sand and waves are calling my name.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sliding Glass Door ~ Yes, the door is closed.

Last night I was rolling around in the floor laughing my butt off.  I was literally hurting because I was laughing so hard. 

Picture if you will.

It's dark.  My sister and my nieces finally make it here to spend some quality time with me at the beach.  My nieces, who are 5 and 9 go on the porch to see the stars and the lights on the pier.  I shut the sliding glass door behind them to keep any pesky bug out and my air in. 

I'm on the couch talking to Superdad when we hear a BAMMMM!!!  I look up to see niece #1's face smashed into the door.  I'm laughing hysterically!!!  Then I hear her laughing/crying outside so I jump up real quick to check on her.  She's laughing as tears roll down her face.

I'm down on the floor checking her nose, mouth and lips out to make sure I don't see any blood.

Then....

We hear another BAMMMM!!!!!!!!

I turn around and see niece #2's face smashed into the glass door. 

I couldn't take it!!!!  I was in the floor laughing until it hurt.  Niece #1 was laughing toooo!

O.M.G. it was hilarious.

So, we need to think about bringing some decals next time so the girls know when the door is closed.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Good Morning From Folly Beach



Pictures courtesy of Superdad while every one in the house was still in bed.

Monday, September 13, 2010

On The Beach

Today has been the most relaxing day!  The only thing I had to remember to do was breath.  Really, it has been that relaxing.

It's not every day that I get to watch the sun rise while enjoying my hot coffee on the porch listening to the ocean.  Sigh....  This is the life.

Folly Beach

We hit the beach after a morning walk collecting shells.  Superdad even snagged a few shark teeth.  You should see his collection from over the years. 

The girls working on a sand castle.  I was sitting in a beach chair trying to get into a book.  It didn't happen. 

Folly Beach

Folly Beach

I ended up walking on the beach with the babes as Superdad watched the dolphins play in the water.  They'd jump up in the air showing off out in the ocean.

Folly Beach

While sitting in my chair I noticed this lil guy popping in and out of his hole in the sand.  It was adorable.  You'd see his little eyes and then his body.  If he saw any movement he'd be gone in a flash.

Folly Beach

We decided to hit a local spot for some dinner.  We went to Taco Boy.  The food was excellent!!!!!  Just delicious.  I even sampled a frozen margarita.  YUMMY!!!!  In this shot you can see the enjoyment on my face.  HA HA!!!  I'm still full from dinner!!!!!  If you are in the area of Taco Boy you should try them out!!!  Promise, you will love the food.

Folly Beach

The night wouldn't be complete without a stroll on the beach looking for shells before bed.  Lil O kept writing messages in the sand.  If you look close enough you can see baby footprints near her message.  We love you too Lil O!!!

Folly Beach

Our first full day has been amazing!!!!!!!  Life is Good.

I found this picture from yesterdays walk on the beach.  See how happy and relaxed I look??  I tell you, I belong on a beach!!!!!!!!  It's in my blood.

Folly Beach

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Life if Good.

Folly Beach

We made it to the beach.  The ride was a bit nerve racking but seeing the ocean at the end of the journey made it all worth it.  First, Lil O kept asking about how long the trip was every few minutes and Baby M was fighting sleep and cried because I wouldn't give her ninny. 

In the end I crawled in the back with her and formed myself into a pretzel so she could breastfeed while in her carseat!  Yes, I am SUPERMOM!!!!!

It's beautiful here. 

Just beautiful.

As soon as we unpacked the suitcases and stocked up the kitchen we hit the sand and surf.  We collected an assortment of shells.  We ran into some kids showing off their starfish.  I wasn't about to tell them that the critters they had collected were still alive. 

Just about them Superdad picked one up from the ocean and I had him put it in my bucket.  BUT IT WAS MOVING so I had him throw it back in.  I may be all sorts of things but a STARFISH KILLER I AM NOT!!!!!!!!  I just wouldn't be able to sleep at night knowing I had killed a creature from the sea.

I'm just a goof ball!!!!!

I leave you with a view from our porch.  I am enjoying the wireless Internet from the porch while drinking a cold brew.

Life is Good.

Folly Beach

Saturday, September 11, 2010

September 11th


Today is September 11th.  Sigh.  I am just sitting here thinking about what happened that day.  I know exactly what I was doing that day. 

I had slept in because I didn't have to work that morning.  Then with my coffee I headed to the couch and called my then boyfriend.  His first words to me were, "Turn on the TV."  I asked, "What channel?" 

"Any."

It was like I was watching a movie.  I was in total shock seeing the second plane come in and hit the Tower.  I was just numb. 

I couldn't believe what I was seeing.  Everyone was watching from every available TV and listening on the Radio.  We all were praying.  We were all mourning.  We were supporting our neighbors.  We were One.

So, today I will be thinking of what happened that day, praying for everyone that was there and praying for everyone that lost someone in their life on that day.


Friday, September 10, 2010

Shhhh, don't wake the baby.

I wish a short three minute drive did this to me.


Sent from my BlackBerry.

I might send you a postcard.

In two days we are loading up the minivan and driving four hours to relax on the beach.  I'm really excited.  I so need a vacation.  Even if the babies are going with us, I hope to be able to relax.
 
The walkway from our house to the beach.

You mean you're leaving H & B home??????  Yes, we are.  I was going to do whatever it took for them to go and get all their school work for them to do so that they could go BUT hormonal teenager said she'd get too far behind so she wouldn't go with us.  Giving up the beach for Chemistry Honors!!!! 

At first I was bummed to be enjoying the beach and not taking two of my kids with me.  But I got over it rather quickly because I am leaving them in good hands.  My friend Anna is going to come "babysit" the youngin's while I am away.  That way they can stay home and go to school instead of going off somewhere else.  With Anna here no boys can sneak over and B won't be playing video games all night.  ha ha  (Unless Anna sneaks her husband over to fulfill that naughty babysitter fantasy.)  I bet I just gave her an idea. 

So, back to my vacation plans. 

We have no plans.  Just be.

I am looking forward to walking through the sand and feeling the ocean breeze go through my short hair.  Sitting on the porch watching the waves roll in enjoying a glass of wine.  Just letting the kids play.  Baby M already has plans to build the biggest sand castle ever!!!  Lil O is going to build one bigger than Baby M she says.  You know sibling rivalry at its best.

Don't worry, I will blog while I'm away!!!  You will think you are on vacation with us!!!  You just won't be able to smell to ocean or enjoy wine with me on the porch. 

Here are a few random pictures from our beach trip last year.

Lil O in the ocean.  I love this picture.  Mr Furious took this with his camera.  (Mr and Mrs Furious came down for a few nights last year.)


A beautiful sun rise from our porch.


Playing in the ocean.


Sigh, just two more days.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A one pot wonder.

Tonight I was tired and didn't want to fool with making the cheeseburgers I had planned to make.  Not to mention I didn't make bread dough to make buns so I couldn't have made them to begin with.  I didn't want to make cheeseburgers without the buns.  I'm funny like that. 

So, I had to come up with a meal rather quickly because I just didn't feel like doing a lot in my kitchen.

I already had the hamburger meat thawed so I had that to work with.  I added a bunch of other goodies and made a wonderfully yummy meal all in ONE POT!!  Those are the best!!!  Super easy and not a big mess to worry about.

Ingredients:

1 pound of hamburger meat
1/2 an onion, chopped
1 can of fire roasted chopped tomatoes
1 box of mac & cheese
1 cup of water
1 cup of milk
2 tablespoons butter
salt and garlic seasoning to taste

I browned the meat and onions together.  I then added everything else.  Including the cheese packet from the mac & cheese box.

I covered the pan and cooked for about 15 minutes.  Or until the pasta was done.

The meal was extra yummy!!!!!   I'm going to add it to my recipe rotation.  There are so many possibilities in making a one pot meal. 

Do you have one you'd like to share???? Comment below!!!

That's a little harsh, don't you think?


Lil O gets in the car after school today and tells me that one of the classroom fish died and they flushed it down the toilet. 

Then she continued to talk about the fish that died and that she was sad.

Yeah, I can see the trauma.  Kids see fish floating in bowl and then watch fish be flushed down the toilet. 

Lovely.  Boy, I'm glad Lil O started Kindergarten because I was running low on blogging material.



Tuesday, September 7, 2010

I've never even heard of that before.

(Superdad you're going to want to skip this post because it's about my doctor visit.)

Today I went to my OB-GYN for my yearly check-up. Yeah, yeah I know it's been two years since I had to pay someone to feel me up. I thought that since I turned 36 I might as well get a physical (CHECK) and get my pap smeared (CHECK). Ha ha.

I thought it would be easy as pie, pun intended, and then I'd come home and cook dinner. No, such luck.

My hemoglobin is low. 9.9 low. Normal is 11, I believe.

I weigh 127, which is a lot less than the last time I was there. I told her I wasn't dieting that I just eat like I always do. She was puzzled by that. Then she did my exam. It was very tender for her pushing on my uterus. She told me that in fact my uterus was swollen.

I'm losing blood, but where.

She told me to come home and look up “Adenomyosis” and read about it.
Mayo Clinic had this to tell me:

Adenomyosis is a condition in which endometrial tissue, which normally lines the uterus, is present within and grows into the muscular walls of the uterus. This is most likely to happen late in your childbearing years and after you've had children.
Adenomyosis isn't the same as endometriosis — a condition in which the uterine lining becomes implanted outside the uterus — although women with adenomyosis often also have endometriosis. The cause of adenomyosis remains unknown, but the disease typically disappears after menopause. For women who experience severe discomfort from adenomyosis, there are treatments that can help, but hysterectomy is the only cure.
Although adenomyosis can be quite painful, the condition is generally harmless.

So, after reading all that I just get stuck on the word HYSTERECTOMY. If this is what's going on in my uterus then am I prepared for a hysterectomy?

She wants to do a vaginal ultrasound to see what's going on. They were going to schedule one next week but I'm not going to be in town so I'll have it done the following week.

Hmmmmmm...

Then I think “What if it's something else?” Could it be cancer?? You know all the usual questions that go through your mind when your doctor finds your uterus swollen.

So, I get to take iron and wait.

Guess what I had to do this morning???

I had to get gas in the minivan in my pj's and bathrobe.

We were running crazy this morning only to get to the van and realize it's on EMPTY!!!!!  Just my luck.  Soooooo, what do I do?

I stop and get gas.  In my pj's and bathrobe.  Like any Supermom would do.

Supermom gets gas.

Supermom gets gas.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Sometimes it will slip into my mind and then I wonder how I could ever forget in the first place.

Saturday we celebrated my great aunt turning 82!  It was awesome to spend that time with my family.  Eat my dad's awesome food and then enjoy the yummy cake that Lil O made and I helped decorate.  YUMMY!!!!

During dinner I remembered the loss a friend of ours was going through.  She used to work with Superdad and her friendship means a lot to him.  She and her husband lost their newborn son days after he was born last week.  It has broken our hearts.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to this family.  I cannot even imagine how they feel. 

Then I remembered the miscarriage I had many years ago.  A couple of years after H was born we planned for our second child.  We were both thrilled to find out we were pregnant again.  We were happy.  I even called everyone we knew to share the good news.  I remember it well now.  We had a cookout.  A tummy virus hit H and her dad.  Then I thought I was coming down with it.  Then the next day I started to bleed.  I knew what it meant. 

I was miscarrying our baby.  I was devastated.  I had to call everyone and tell them the sad news.  After my D & C my doctor was very encouraging.  Yet, I was heartbroken.  I had lost my baby .  It didn't matter to me that I was only 9 weeks pregnant.  I had dreamed of this baby.  This baby was already loved.  This baby was already in my heart.

It hurt that people would offer encouragement in the ways of, "You can have more children". 

I had to mourn the loss of that baby.  I still cannot believe I forget about that miscarriage.  Only once in a while I will remember.  Feel sad for my loss.  After having a regular period for 2 months my doctor told us it was time to try again.  It was like doctors orders type thing.  We so did.  Nine months later B was born.  My beautiful 9 pound 13 ounces baby boy. 

So, when I think of that couple I feel super sad.  She carried her baby.  Felt him move.  Held him after birth.  Then she had to bury him.  Baby clothes not worn.  Toys not played with. 

I think I will go hug and kiss all my kids now.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Having a family bed. I wouldn't have it any other way.

After having a wonderful playdate Friday night with new friends I came home feeling so blessed.  I was able to enjoy the company of another mom who is like me in many ways.  We sleep with our kids.  We let or baby suck on our boob at 2 1/2.  We just enjoy our kids because we know it will not last forever.

I came home, changed into my pj's and jumped into my comfy queen size bed and snuggled with Baby M to get some sleep for the night.  I've blogged several times about having a family bed and have gotten mixed opinions.  I suppose it's not for everyone and they have their own excuse as to why.  BUT IMPO I wouldn't have it any other way.  It is such a tremendous joy sharing your bed with your babies.  They are only babies for such a short time so why wouldn't we want to share in this special bonding time with them?

Here are a few random pictures of our family bed.

1 ~ Getting ready for bed.  Notice the rail on the side so Baby M doesn't fall into the floor.  Actually she wouldn't fall into the floor.  She'd fall on top of Lil O because her bed is pushed up beside ours.
2 ~ Sometimes there are four in our bed!  Crowded but LOVE IT!!!
3 ~ I wouldn't have it any other way.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Give Hope with Every Cup with Dannon® Light & Fit!!

I just got the most awesome email!!!!!!  (They like my blog)

We would like to donate on behalf of you and your readers.
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Your participation will make all the difference! Here’s how you can help …
You can give each of your readers the chance to have Dannon® Light & Fit® donate to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.® on his or her behalf. For a limited time, we’ll donate 10 cents for every reader who clicks on the badge and “likes” Dannon® Light & Fit® on Facebook. And, we’ll offer fans a $1 off coupon, which will give them a chance to help us donate even more to the fight against breast cancer.

So start clicking "LIKE" and please pass this post around.  I'm a total believer in supporting all breast cancer foundations because my grandmother is a breast cancer survivor! 

Week in Review.



Guess who's back?  Supermom is back. 

I'm actually just out of the shower wearing my jeans and a t-shirt.  I'm loving this Fall weather and not having to shave my legs.  Yes, they are hairy!  I should have shown you on the video!! 

Baby M is a camera hog.  Everyone is in school and she's my shadow!!!!

The Adventures of Supermom thanks Byran Freeborn and AVL Marketing for donating a wonderful laptop.  It's come in handy blogging. 

I'd like to apologize to my neighbors for using your wireless while setting up the laptop.  I promise I wasn't trying to hack in to your computer.  I can donate a few bucks for the time I used if you insist. 

Why can't we all just share???????  I'm only blogging for a few minutes a day.  I don't download on the laptop.  Most of my blogging is even done during the night. 

Oh, well.  Now, you know.

Sorry we had to rush off the camera battery starting flashing red. 

Thanks for visiting The Adventure of Supermom!!!  We hope you have a wonderful Labor Day long weekend.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Making lunch special for your little ones.

As you all know Lil O started Kindergarten at the Montessori School last month.  It was such a huge milestone for our baby to be in school.  She had been home with us every single day for the past 5 years and now we are supposed to let someone else take care of our baby.  It was hard on us for sure.

At the school Lil O goes to we have to pack her lunch.  They have a strict food rules due to allergies with the other children.  No tree nuts.  No sugar.  No sugar filled juices and NO CHOCOLATE.  Things like that. 

One thing that has come out of those rules is my love for sunbutter!!!  If you haven't tried sunbutter then you must.  It's just ground up sunflower seeds.  YUMMY!!!!! 

It has fast become the only thing that Lil O will eat for lunch.  A sunbutter and grape jelly sandwich, carrot sticks, some sort of crackers, raisins and water.  The small boxes of raisins always came back home unopened so I stopped putting them in the bag.  I've tried sending in leftovers for her but she always requests a sandwich. 

So, to make lunch extra special for her I started making her bread into heart shapes.

Heart Bread

I will say that a few of my friends gave me a terribly hard time about making the bread into heart shapes.  But it was a HIT with Lil O and her friends.  She loved her heart bread!!!!  I knew she would and it made her lunch extra special.

I even tried to bake a red heart mold into my bread once but it didn't turn out the way I had hoped after the bread had risen.  We just called it tie-dye bread.  It was even a hit too.

The only bad thing about cutting the bread into hearts is that it made the sandwich too small. 

So, I came up with Plan C.

I took a heart cookie cutter.  Dipped it into pink food coloring and pressed it into the sandwich.


Heart Bread

Just genius I tell you!!!!!!!

So, tomorrow my baby is going to enjoy her sunbutter and grape jelly sandwich with the pink heart stamped on top and know that her mommy loves her. 

Also, yesterday I crocheted Lil O some friendship bracelets for her two new friends at school.  Today she came home without hers because she gave it to another girl.  Now, that's a true friendship bracelet.  I quickly crocheted three more for her to take to school tomorrow.


Friendship Bracelets

I am Supermom hear me ROAR!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

September 1, 2010

I cannot believe it is the first day of September!!!  Wow, this year is flying by so fast!!!  It seems like yesterday I was sound asleep while everyone else was ringing in the New Year.  

Just think the year isn't even over but so many wonderful things have happened. 

I thought about starting a Newsletter to send out once a month.  Would that be something my loyal fans would be interested in?  Just comment below and let me know.  I could include Super Family News, never seen before photos and perhaps share a recipe or a book that we are reading.  I thought it would be pretty neat myself if there were enough interested. 

So, yesterday I went for lumbar x-rays.  I haven't heard anything just yet about them.  I hope to hear today or tomorrow at the latest or I'm going to call the office.  I thought I would wean myself off my meds to see how the pain actually was.  I didn't take my meds last night or first thing this morning.  That was  a big no no because once I was up moving around I began to realize how bad my back actually hurt. 

Thankfully I have such a wonderful family and wonderful friends because my mamaw and great aunt are bringing dinner by tonight and my BFF Anna is bringing dinner over tomorrow.  My kids and Superdad will be so grateful because everyone is tired of cereal for dinner.  (And breakfast and lunch.)

(shrug)

I'd also like to thank my sister for driving for to the doc yesterday and putting clean sheets on my bed for me.  It was nice crawling into those clean sheets last night at bedtime.  Ahhh, I love clean sheet night.  Don't you?

Well, this Supermom is going to do absolutely nothing if I can and I'll try to blog again soon.
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