Monday, January 21, 2013

It's my birthday.

Yepp. This is my second birthday that I spend pregnant.
I don't mind it at all.
I didn't spend it at all. Uneventful up to now. I'm waiting for my husband to come home.

So to organizing.
I ended up making a MENU!
It's the worst menu anyone has ever seen because it has some blank spots.
But I think it's pretty good.
The food is awesome. So far (2 days lol) the food has been delish and no one has left hungry.
The menu has breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also snacks!
Honestly, I am very proud of my self.
The only sucky part about it is that we spent almost $110 for just a week worth of food.
But it starts us off and hopefully by next time we don't get to spend that much. I'm trying to make it a budget of $300 a month for food, but I have to realize that it's for 4 adults and a child. And one of those adults is preggers. It's looking like we will be spending around $400 a month.

We (my husband and I) have come to the conclusion that we will most likely be staying here (at my mom's house) for a bit longer than we wanted. At least until baby is born. Which would work out great because I have to have a cesarean :( I wasn't too happy about that. Everyone was telling me that it's a better way, that blah blah blah. Idk, I felt like they were just lazy and didn't want to have their kids natural. The doctor clearly cleared them to have a natural birth, but they wanted to have a C-section. Sometimes I feel like everything that is supposed to be natural is being made into something that is bad, for example, breastfeeding. The same people told me that it was not a good idea. If I wanted to drink alcohol I should not breastfeed at all. I breastfed my son, I drank once in a while, but I was not stupid enough to give him my tit right after I drank. I researched and asked questions. I wanted to have a natural birth with my first son, but I ended up having an emergency C-section because turns out, he was pretty much dying. I missed the natural birth mark by 2 months!!! Doctor told me that I would be able to give natural birth after my last C-section had healed 24 months. Well, baby's due date is at 22 months healed. So it's not necessarily considered "healed" because it did several months of stretching. And instead of being numb, my scar decides to start hurting on one of it's sides. Doctor had to have another talk with me about. He talked about a window. I'll leave it at that for your imagination to do it's best.
So yes, I'm very disappointed but after what happened to my husband's sister in law, we don't want to repeat what has already happened. Besides, if I really do have a window, I do not want baby to die, nor do I want to die. On the upside! We get to see him a week early (39 weeks.) This surgery wont be as bad as the last one. We wont stay in the hospital as long as last time (we tried to get induced and ended up staying 3 days aside from the 3 C-section days.) And we heard that healing is a lot better this time around, doctor still say 6 weeks, but from personals they said that walking was a lot better and so on.

Thanks for letting me vent. I had a lot of feelings and emotions pent up deep inside. My tummy has been giving me some pain the last couple day. He's gaining almost a pound per week. So I've been really bitchy lately. To everyone. Even strangers on the phone. My husband should be home soon, with some chocolate something! Hells yeah! This 23 year old is pretty happy, happy, happy!

Much love,

Abbii <3

Friday, January 11, 2013

A couple days...

It has been a couple days.
Lately I've been feeling that odd feeling when you're in your last trimester.
The feeling where you can't sleep, eat properly because you get full quickly and feel bloated and stretched out. Also the feeling that the baby is going to jump out of your belly button like in a scene from an Alien movie.
This kid is a jumper. But he's just like his brother. He was like that too.
These boys... They'll probably be the death of me. But I have a great love for them.
A lot has happened the last couple days. I've been trying to organize as much as possible. And clean as much as possible.
It's a bit difficult when there's two families living under one roof.
I really want out though. Don't get me wrong, I love my parents. I just can't live with them.
It sounds funny, but it's the honest truth.
Since I quit my job, my son has started to come to me again. He cries to me. He complains to me. I love it.
He's getting so big! He's learning so much! He's starting to copy us too <3
I can't wait until he meets his brother.
I'm sure they'll get a long. He has shown us with other babies. I think he sort of gets it. Hopefully we will get to potty train him soon! He's showing signs that he might be getting ready. But I'm not sure he's quite there yet.
Well, the wheels have been turning in my life. And looks like they're going in the right direction. I hope they are for you as well.
Much love,

Thursday, January 3, 2013

New Year’s Organizing Revolution

So late last week I decided to join an Organizing Revolution link party.
I found this on a blog I follow Clean Mama.
She is one of the hostess.  There are of course several more. On the link you will be able to see the list she put.
It's a great way to start out the year by organizing. It's a contest. There is a calendar which explains what section of the room one must organize, in what week. Also when the voting begins!
Yeah pretty neat.
Since I'm an amateur at this, I waited until the last day to post about it and link my blog to the link party. Voting starts tomorrow, Friday the 4th and ends on Sunday the 6th.
This week was Office/Desk area. And since I'm residing with my mother at this moment, MY desk area is the dinning room table that no one uses, but the actual desk (office) with the computer is right next to it.
Here are some pictures of how it looked like when I started.
 My laptop is at the back there!
 The family computer.
 The dinning room table no one "uses." A bit trashy but also had our personals.
 The printer and storage area.
 A panorama of the area that NEEDED organizing and some cleaning.
Ok so now here are some pictures of the after math of me not only cleaning but also organizing. It took me around an hour, hour and a half. Remember I have a toddler and I'm also 30 weeks pregnant. So I was slowed down quite a bit.
 The computer!
 The printer/storage area. (My mom wanted to keep the baskets there, but I organized the paper work and ended putting pictures on the left basket and coupons and notebooks on the right basket.)
 Organized my mother's binder for her church things and also some notebooks and the printer paper.
My son's medical records and appointments and shot records.
Organized my little "craft" section. There was another box with other things.
 The dinning room table that no one uses looks USABLE!
And last but not least, the panorama of the area, the organized and clean area :)
So now part of the house I currently live in is nicely organized, and clean. Mail was separated (the table had lots of mail) and sorted out and handed to the correct people. Trash was thrown. Whatever looked like it wasn't important was most likely trash. And the areas were dusted to give it that nice little sparkle.
It feels good to have a nice area with space now. Next week, the kitchen!