Thursday, November 29, 2012

Christmas gifts making a comeback!

And secretly I want No. 12 on the list!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A Happy Thanksgiving


Can you believe Thanksgiving has come and gone!? Time is just flying by.

This year we barely got our turkey! I’m fine with that I’m more into all the trimmings anyway and a ham, yum. My husband on the other hand was not happy about the possibility of not having turkey.

I didn’t have room in my fridge or chest freezer so I decided to wait until the last minute to get a turkey. Not a good idea! All the grocery stores on our side of the island were completely sold out by Monday before Thanksgiving.

We work in town so I went to the one and only grocery store there and they were also all out. My husband’s co-worker told him that he had to drive clear to the other side of the island to get a turkey!

I totally lucked out and stopped at Costco, who had sold out of their turkeys the day before and somehow they found the one and only turkey left in their store. YAY! SCORE!

I got up early on my day off (ugghhhh) and took our turkey out of the brine, dried it off and slathered it with butter and bacon, yup… bacon.

turkey bacon

My little man insisted on helping out so I let him think he was chopping the parsley for the stuffing. He was the happiest lil guy ever.

food prep

Of course I made my favorite dressing, my grandma’s recipe. Each year that I make it, it gets better and better.


And to top it off, my lil man also insisted on washing the dishes!


He did a great job and kept asking, “what can I help you with next mom?”


We had a yummy lunch of course followed by a little nap.

thanksgiving meal

But not before we had chocolate cake and pumpkin pie!

pumpkin pie

I may have over done it just a tad, I had no ankles for two days!!!

swollen feet

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Almost down for the count!

So, yes, just as I’m getting back into the swing of things, I get knocked back down!

Two weeks ago, I stop into GNC with my dad and son to pick up some vitamins and supplements for them.

When we’re checking out the boys behind the counter (I say boys because they were obviously younger than me) suggestive sold me some Papaya Enzyme. They said it’s great for your digestive system. Well, gullible me I’m thinking… hmmm I could use a healthy digestive system especially with the pregnancy and prenatal vitamins. Let’s be honest, if you’ve been pregnant you know how backed up you can get!

Long story short I ended up in the hospital with preterm labor just 2 days later.

fetal monitoring

Just a day short of 25 weeks this was not a good time to go into labor.

We spent several hours in labor and delivery but had the greatest nurses to keep me calm and rested and hydrated. Not to mention starved all I could eat was jello… and lucky me they only had this flavor and I’m allergic to red food coloring.


After 2 doses of meds they stopped the contractions but I was still having some pain and cramping.

They sent me home on bed rest for a week. I thought that was going to be the longest week ever but I was so sore that I literally stayed in bed for the first 2 days miserable.

bed rest

Besides the tv this was my view.

I began to realize that I was quite gassy and hmmm… smelling of papayas!

I stopped taking the papaya enzyme immediately and by Saturday I was feeling tons better. I Googled papaya enzyme and low and behold one of the possible side effects is gas pains, cramping and preterm labor!

I went to my dr’s for a check up a few days later and yup, I got scolded!

Taking the papaya enzyme while pregnant is a big NO NO! Which is interesting since I know 2 women who have taken papaya enzyme during their pregnancy.

Well its been almost 2 weeks since the little incident and I’m back to normal. No more supplements for me for the rest of this pregnancy!

Which reminds me, it’s definitely time for a baby bump update!

Stay tuned guys




Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Baby Steal’s Baby Signing Time Giveaway!

Head on over to Baby Steals for a great Giveaway!



Monday, November 5, 2012

Getting back into the swing of things….

I’m getting back into the swing of things and getting a bit more focused.

We have been super busy knocking out a bunch of projects around the house and just catching up and living life in general. Haven’t quite found the time to post about all the things we’ve been doing but it’s coming!

So, yup….. it’s right around the corner… you know… my favorite thing in the whole world… Christmas! (big fat NOT)

But as I said last year, Christmas is growing on me all because of my lil guy. The older he gets he makes each holiday more and more enjoyable! Oh to see the world in a child eyes!

Anyway… I’m getting into things just at the perfect timing to share with all of you a great giveaway going on right now! Hurry on over and check out the favorite things giveaway!


You must check out all these great bloggers, most of them I already follow and the ones I didn’t, I do now!

1. Vintage Revivals

2. All Things Thrifty

3. Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke Photography

4. Chef in Training

5. Click it up a Notch

6. Eighteen25

7. I Heart Naptime

8. Kojo Designs

9. Landee See, Landee Do

10. Lil’ Luna

11. Lolly Jane

12. Love the Day

13. My Sister’s Suitcase

14. Or So She Says

15. sew.craft.create

16. Six Sister’s Stuff

17. Tatertots and Jello

18. The Dating Divas

19. The Diary of Dave’s Wife

20. The Girl Who Ate Everything

21. The Idea Room

22. The Pleated Poppy

23. The Savvy Photographer

24. Tidy Mom

25. Your Homebased Mom

I wish I could thank each of them for this giveaway, but I’ll be too busy for the next week visiting each of their blogs and entering their giveaway!



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