Monday, August 31, 2009

First trimester and Purple Heart

Well I don't really have much to say, but I'm getting sick of looking at the Palin pictures of my last post. So I thought I would write an update. This first trimester is officially over tomorrow as I will end week 12 and start week 13. This last month has been difficult as I've experienced more nausea. I literally did not have any energy...seriously. I hired someone to clean my house this last month, I took a nap every single day, was backed up on laundry every week, did not cook much since nights were my worst, no blogs, and no update on my pregnancy scrapbook. I don't mean to sound like I'm complaining. I'm actually grateful that I was/am sick as I know that's a good sign that the baby is doing well. We had family visit and they helped entertain the girls and relieve me of some of my motherly duties. These past few days have been better. I am excited to get my energy back: exercise, be productive when the girls are napping, and enjoy cooking and eating.
Jeff has been a good sport. When I do get sick, I lock myself in the bathroom because I don't want Jeff or the girls to see or hear anything. It's just such a disgusting thing. The other day, however, I couldn't make it to the bathroom fast enough. Long story short, Jeff cleaned everything up. He always cleans that stuff up, even when the girls get sick, which of course, is always in the middle of the night. He does it because he knows it would make me sick, even if I wasn't pregnant. My stomach is ultra sensitive that way. He deserves a purple heart. Even though he's not in the military and I have no authority in handing those out, he deserves one because of his selflessness, just-do-it attitude, courage, and his nose and stomach that can handle the sight and smell of that nastiness.
Well I'm not into taking pictures of my pregnant belly, especially since i look bigger right now than my other two pregnancies, but this is my quickest way to document it and then I can look back at my blog and remember the dates of the pictures and scrap it.

Saturday, August 1, 2009


Jeff has been putting the pressure on me to post these Palin pictures, he's never shown an interest in posting anything so here I am making my hubby happy. Of course I was glad to see Palin, but to be honest I don't get star struck and I don't like the drama politics bring, thus I've never been a political guru like some people in my family. So here's the story...
Jeff's grandparents, dad, and brother visited us last week. We saw that Palin was having her annual picnic in Wasilla so everyone wanted to stop by. We made our way through the crowd, and I made my way to the start of a long line to meet her, yes I did cut...big time, but no one said anything. Yes, I do feel guilty thinking about it now. Most people were handing her a book or a paper to sign. I had neither, so what did I give her to sign? Of course,  Jordyn's binky. I thought it was clever and it made her laugh. We chatted for 2 seconds while she signed the binky and this guy shot a few pictures. She also talked to Sydney which was cute. She is very pretty and does look like Tina Fey, not like I've seen her in person though. We were there for about 10 minutes. We came, we saw, we conquered.
Family peeps: Can you find Tim Sr.?
Me asking if she would sign Jordyn's binky.
Palin talking to Sydney with Pyper standing next to her. Just a side note, Jordyn doesn't use a binky anymore. We lost them all so she went cold turkey in breaking the habit and me and Jeff were happy for that. She does have a blanket she likes to sleep with, so breaking the habit wasn't even as bad as I was suspecting.....I mean, expecting.