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Here it goes again

So now that I am pregnant again (and I say again because I have a 17 month old and it feels like just yesterday I was pregnant) I am reminded of the first wonderful months and morning sickness. There's nothing like being nauseous all the time...OK well there are quite a few things that are better, but I guess it goes with the whole no pain no gain thing. I have to say so far it is not unbearable. I have had worse (knock on wood). But it does remind me of all the other wonderful things that will come later on. Swollen ankles, never ending hunger, pains, belly hair, not being able to see my feet. I really could go on and on, but I won't.

Don't think I'm complaining - I'm not. OK I am, but don't I have the right? Lol. So I am creating the miracle of life and sharing my body with another being. How weird is that? It's kind of weird if you think about it right? I mean isn't that the basis of some of the most popular scary movies? Aliens? Well at least this "alien" isn't going to rip out of my stomach and kill everyone. I do love babies though. They are adorable and so much fun. My favorite part is shopping for them though. All the cute and tiny things! I love it. Luckily I got rid of all my baby clothes so I will get to go shopping for more once I find out what the sex is (with my luck a boy). And I will also get to shop for cloth diapers, which is even more fun. Yes people in this day and age actually use cloth diapers. See this site if you want more info.

And really on of the beauty's of having another baby is all the help I will get from the other kids. They just love their baby brother and play with him all the time. I think another baby will fit in perfectly with our family and it will be even easier. I never ever thought I would have such a big family, but it's pretty cool.

I got the shock of my life yesterday

When I found out I'm pregnant! If you have been keeping up with me then you know I already have 5 kids. Two from another marriage, two step sons, and a toddler with my current husband. Yes baby makes 6. We were not planning on having any more kids. I was really struggling with the idea of having another baby because I really wanted to have a girl, but I came to the decision that it was probably best to not have another baby. Raising 5 kids can be pretty challenging and expensive and my husband didn't want to stress about money with another baby. So much for that!

So looks like all that's out the window. I guess I have some time to get used to the idea and hopefully save some money. Thankfully we still have a bunch of things from when my toddler was little that we can use again. I never wanted to get rid of it just in case, lol. It's funny because it's only recently that I decided I didn't want any more kids. I guess I was in denial or something. So! Here we go again!

I'm Back!

Wow, I just realized I have not posted in a little over a month. A lot has been going on and I have been pretty busy. I have been doing a little wah gig during this time and it has been decent. I don't want to talk about that though, for fear I may jinx it! LOL. Do you believe in "jinxing"? I have always believed in it. You know when you say something like "I never get pulled over while driving" or "I never get in car accidents" and then the very next day you get pulled over or into an accident. Thats what I call jinxing. So I try to never say things like that. It never seems to fail that if I say something "never" happens or "always" happens, the opposite magically comes true. Hmmm...maybe I should say I never get any money and I will get tons! Yeah, doesn't work that way.

Other than my wah job, (isn't it funny how "wah" sounds like whinging) I have been busy with my toddler. I have to say, I honestly forgot how much work a toddler can be. I mean, my second youngest son is 8, so it's been awhile. This boy is just crazy too. He loves to climb on everything he can and get into everything he can. I am running around all day after him trying to keep him out of and off of everything! And he just LOVES cars. Any kind of car, motorcycle or anything with wheels. He says "car" everytime he sees one. It's so adorable. It is definitly a fine balance of crazy and adorable. Gotta love him though. He brightens all my days. Not to say the other kids don't, he just hasn't masterd the lovely ability to talk back yet. hahahah.

Free Pancakes

Here is some good news for those of you who can no longer afford to eat in this dismal economy. Free pancakes! Who doesn't love pancakes and who doesn't love FREE! IHOP is supporting the Children's Miracle Network by celebrating National Pancake Day and giving out a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes to every guest. My mouth is watering already!

So on February 24th, you better line up early, cause I'm sure there will be a lot of other hungry people ready to dig in to free pancakes too! Don't forget to bring a donation so you can help out the Children's Miracle Network too!

http://www.ihoppancakeday.com/index.html

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Junk Food Addict

It's unfortunate, but I am a junk food junkie. I have been on and off for years. I have a horrible sweet tooth. I go through periods where I try to eat healthy and get off my sugar kick, but it always seems to come back. I even have tried to eat healthier sugary snacks, lol, that don't have refined sugar and more natural ingredients. I have found some pretty good snacks too. It's just a terrible addiction. One night I am starving and needing a snack and the next thing you know, my husband is off to Taco Bell to get some nachos. Then our healthy eating habits get tossed out the window and we are eating crap every night before bed again. It's bad.

I would love to say that with the new year I have some sort of resolution about not eating junk, but I don't. This is really one of those "one day at a time" type of things. So I did get some healthier snacks last week at the store. Guacamole, spicy black bean dip, and artichoke dip. That stuff hardly has any calories! I was really surprised. I helps stave off that nacho craving. At least for now. I mean, I guess it's better to have a junk food habit than to be a junkie. Maybe not that much cheaper though. Then you see all the commercials though, for nachos and cookies and whatever. I swear they put crack in that stuff. Well, maybe not. But something as powerful, I'm sure.

So, I am working on it (well I mean now that I just finished the last of the Christmas cookies last night, teehee). I really need to loose some weight. I had finally started to really loose weight from having the baby and then the damn holidays had to come and screw that all up. Ugh. Well, I guess once you realize you've made a mistake, you just pick up the pieces and try to start over again. Huh, sounds like I need a New Year's resolution every 3 months.

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