Monday, April 27, 2009

Amazing Husband.........

I wanted to dedicate this blog post to my amazing husband!! I know I don't tell him enough how much he really means to me but he is such a great husband and father. He would do anything for me and our little Addison and sometimes I totally take that for granted and don't even realize it. One of the things I love about my husband is that he listens to me even when I think he's not..........for example, when I was preggo I said something about how I would LOVE a pregnant massage........not really thinking he would do it much less remember I said anything about it but that christmas what was my present?? Yep, a preggo massage!! I was shocked......and excited all at the same time. There are so many instances I could write about but the most recent is precious husband and I have been losing weight, mine was baby weight and his was weight he gained with me, and our clothes are starting to not fit us anymore. Well, I made the comment a couple of weeks ago about how we haven't had a trip out of town just me and him since our honeymoon and how great it would be to just get away and shop somewhere besides Montgomery. Once again, my husband listened and this weeked he is taking me to Destin for the weekend just me and him........and I get to go shopping!! YAY!! For those of you who don't know me very well, I absolutely LOVE shopping!! It's like my hobby/obsession........but that's not always a good thing!! I try to be reasonable with it but sometimes I get carried away. Needless to say that is just one of the things I love about him.......he is so good to me and he listens to my needs and desires!! That is very important in a marriage.......and I am so blessed that he chose me to spend his life with and have his daughter!!

Honey, I love you very much and thank you for always taking such good care of me and Addison!! We are two lucky ladies to have such an amazing man in our lives!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009


So, before I start this blog let me say that it is probably TMI for most of you so don't feel like you have to read it if you don't like TMI but I feel the need to blog since this has been a really tough week emotionally!!
I am not a person who is use to having things go on in my life where I feel torn as to whether or not to blog about it and I struggle with telling personal info about myself!! But, several of you do that and I could honestly use the support right now and I need to vent period!! =) So, here goes!!

About four months ago out of no where I stopped having a, let me say first off that in 25 years of living and I guess over 12 years of having a cycle I have NEV ER had this problem until now!! Normally this would be a good thing right??!! Well, my first thought was 'oh no, I can't be pregnant again' but soon that was the least of my problems. Anywho, after being terrified that I may be pregnant again, I took a test and it was negative. At that point I waited another month and still nothing so I called my doctor's office and left a message for a nurse to call me back. Sure that everything was ok I waited and finally (after what seemed like hours) a nurse returns my call. I tell her what has happened and she asked me what birth control I was on......I told her Yaz. She then proceeds to tell me that it is probably the Yaz that is making my cycle non-existant and that I should take a test to make sure I'm not pregnant. I tell her I already did that and she says that I shoudl see if it comes back within a month or two and if not to come in and let Doctor Phillips check to make sure eveyrthing was okay and then he could prescrib a different BC if I didn't like not having a period. So, not worried, I waited and January adn February came and went and still nothing. So, I call back ready to make an appointment right??!! Well, when I call back they tell me that I don't really need an appointment that the nurse can call me back and prescrib whatever I was on before. Not thinking anything about it I said to get the nurse to call me back. She did, and she tells me that she was calling in a med called Provera to make me have a cycle and then for me to start Yasmin again after that cycle (Yasmin is what I was on before I got pregnant with Addison). So, at the advice of the nurse, still not worried about anything, this is what I do. I started taking the Provera the last week of March into the first week of April..........after seven days of Provera I still didn't start so i called back, worried at this point, to Doctor Phillips office to have a nurse call me back. She calls back (at this point the 3rd DIFFERENT nurse I've talked to) and says to me that it could take up to 10 days after the last pill was taken. Not only was I stressing at that point but she talked to me like I was an idiot for asking about it like I should've known that answer......REALLY?? I am not a nurse/doctor so why should I know that!! Anyway, so the 10th day was last thursday......still nothing and at that point I was tempted to let it go until my annual check with my doctor. Until Sunday......Sunday I started having random, out of the blue, inconsistant, sharp pains around my ovaries. I can not begin to tell you where my mind went with this situation......but it was not good. Needless to say after all this I called back to make an appointment on Tuesday to see my Doctor. As if all this drama wasn't enough the rude lady making my appointment began to tell me that my Doctor couldn't fit me in until.......JUNE 15th!!!!! Are you kidding me?? I was livid.....and pretty much demanded that someone see me immediately. Call me crazy but does this not seem like an emergency to anyone but me?? Was I really overreacting about this situation?? I didn't think after fighting with her I got an appointment to see a nurse practitioner yesterday. Terrified at what she would tell me I went to see her and this is now what we know.

I had a cyst on my ovaries that ruptured.........yes, you read that correctly.......and I was so upset at this. Not really because of what it was but because of how long I went without knowing!! i am sure some of you reading this are thinking that this is not a big deal at all but for me, this is a big deal. I have to go back in 2 weeks to actually see Doctor Phillips, let him examine me and see if I have anymore and we'll go from there. I am at risk to develop more before I can get back on birth control but they are certain that these will go away once I begin birth control again but I obviously have to have a cycle first before that's an option. I don't know enough about this to know if this was a one time thing or if it could affect me in any other ways down the road but at least now I know and we can move on to what needs to be done about it.

Ahhhh......that makes me feel so much better to have that off my chest and I appreciate all of you who read this for reading it. It means alot that you took time out of your day to read this LONG blog post.......I'll keep you updated as i know things!! =) Hugs and Kisses!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Easter 2009

I know that Easter was a week ago but my life has been so amazingly busy I am just now finding time to write about it. It was Addison's first Easter even though she was born on Easter last year........we actually got to celebrate it together!! :) Her dress was adorable if I do say so myself......and I know that I am partial but it was beautiful. I bought it for Easter but also for two weddings that she will be in just around the corner. She made it precious....... :)

Our Sunday School class had an Easter Egg Hunt that Saturday Morning at Deer Creek. It was so much fun watching those kids find eggs all over the place. Then we went to my parents for our family Easter celebration where we had another Easter Egg Hunt with all the was so fun watching them get excited about finding eggs in GiGi and Papa B's back yard. We ate dinner together with our parents, grandparents, uncles, etc. and it was a blast spending time with our family.

On Easter Sunday we went to church and our sunday school lesson was ablsolutely amazing. Glenn did a great job as he always does. Then we headed down to the barn to eat lunch with Brandon's mom and tim and their family. Lunch was amazing as usual and we really enjoyed being with everyone. Addison enjoyed her very first Easter this year with many more to come!!

Easter is always a time of reflection for me........I think about what Jesus did for me and I am just in awe that he loved me enough to die for me. Easter isn't the only time I think about this but because of what Easter stands for it always hits me on Easter Sunday just how lucky we are to be here and be living for Him!! It is also a time for me to be thankful......thankful for what He did for me but also thankful for what he has given me. He has blessed me beyond words. I am blessed to have such an amazing husband who loves me and our daughter unconditionally, blessed to have a happy, healthy daughter who is such a joy to be around and watch her grow, blessed to have a wonderful family who stands beside me 100% of the time and loves me for who I am, blessed to have a sister whom I couldn't be closer to and love more than anything and her family is a joy to me and it warms my heart that God blessed her with a husband and children who love her and appreciate her, blessed with a wonderful job working with amazing people, and blessed with the best friends a girl could EVER ask for in her lifetime!! God is so good!!!

I hope all of you had a blessed Easter!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Life is good........

Life seems to be absolutely great right now.......not that life isn't great all the time but you know what I mean. Every time I turn around I feel like I am getting good news from someone about something going on in their lives and honestly lately it seems to be about babies. I work with great people out here at macon and one of our teachers out here had been trying to have a baby for some time and found out when school started that she was preggo with twins.......they were born early and in NICU for a while but are healthy and happy now and they are all doing great. Then the coach I share an office with found out she was preggo and I was like SOOOO excited for her. It's fun sharing an office with someone you can talk to about anything and you can give each other advice........and I have plenty to share with her about having a baby!! :) Then, a sweet friend of mine who was an alpha gam with me at AUM found out after years of trying to have a baby that she is preggo.......and my heart is still leaping for joy for her. Her and her husband deserve that more than anything and I couldn't be happier for them. And again, another precious alpha gam friend of mine just had her baby last friday and everything went awesome.......her and the baby are healthy and happy!! It's amazing how such a tiny miracle can make you so appreciative of everything and everyone around you. LIFE IS GOOD!!!!

Now, about my baby!! :) Addison just turned a year old 2 weeks ago and I just absolutely can not believe it!!! I have said a million times that I couldn't believe it had been that long but I seriously can't believe it!! Time sure does fly by once you have a baby........
We had her birhtday dinner with my family on Monday March 23rd (her actual birthday) and she knew that it was all about her. She was laughing, talking, and having a good time flirting with the waiter. She is a mess........and I love her!!
We had her first birthday party that saturday at the Mark's House in Pike Road and she again knew it was all about her.......we did an easter egg hunt since she was born on easter last year and we made easter baskets for all the kids that came as their treat for coming to the party. We hid easter eggs throughout the house (because it had rained for what seemed like a month and was too wet outside) and the kids took their baskets and found as many eggs as they could. It was so cute seeing those kids run around that house. She then ate her very own cake.......and it was PRICELESS!!! I don't think I have ever seen a baby dig in to a cake like that before but she was loving it. She ate way too much of that cake but I just couldn't stop her. She got some great presents as well and it was an all around fabulous day. Enjoy pictures below!!

Life is good.........and I am so blessed to have all my friends and family around me who make life even better!!! Love you all!!!

Big girl trying to walk

Daddy and his princess

Sweet birthday girl

Blowing out her candle

Destroying her cake


Me and my sweet angel