My 2nd Pregnancy

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Thursday, December 6, 2012


I've been trying different facial cleansing products since I was 14 years old. As a teenager, nothing worked accept proactive. As an adult, that product was way to strong for me. I came across this product called simple while grocery shopping. I was reluctant to try it since it was at the grocery store. Anyway, I gave it a shot and it is amazing. I have combination skin so most products just do not work. Simple is so gentle on the skin while still deep cleaning. Their lotion is also very gentle yet moisturizing. Overall, I give this product an A plus.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

It's been a long time...

Wow. It's been 2 years since I blogged last. So many things have changed since 2010. For one, I'm no longer pregnant LOL. I now have a baby boy and a new job. I'm loving my online job. I think everyone should have the opportunity to work from home. My life is still super busy but at least I can work around my family instead of working in family time. Shouldn't that be what life is about? Shouldn't family be the most important thing? Anyway, I have shed my prejudice of working out recently. Yoga is my new passion. Ashtanga Vinyasa and Slow Burn Yoga have been an amazing addition to my lifestyle. I feel stronger, have more stamina and am very flexible.
I will end this short blog post on is an amazing practice and can greatly improve your sex life. I think all married women can benefit from yoga ;)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

If you only knew

Tuesday's appointment went good. The baby is doing great. He/she was moving around and waving hello to the camera. This was the first time Delmon got to see our little peach so he was super excited. After that appointment, something in him changed, like it was finally real. Just seeing his baby has sparked an excitement in him that makes me ecstatic.
The down side to this appointment was I found out I have a small cyst on my ovary. I've had a cyst before that burst and hurt like hell. So of course I'm now super paranoid about this new discovery even though my dr said there was nothing to be worried about; we have to just watch it. Questions are swarming my head: what if it grows and starts to push on the baby? What if it burst and scares the baby? What if it burst and makes me bleed and scares the crap out of me? I know all of these things I have no control over but I'm starting to really get annoyed with my reproductive system.
I decided to get a doppler fetal heart monitor to listen to the baby's heart beat at home. I have so many fears and anxieties with this pregnancy that I had to do something to help ease my mind. I try not to think about what happened to my son but sometimes it just hits me like a tornado and brings me to my knees in tears. I'm tearing up right now just typing this. I know what happened to my son was something that just happened, God's will. I also know that the outcome could have been deadly and we are so incredibly blessed that Elyjah is alive, happy, healthy and making gains every single day. I also know that he will have to work hard every day of his life to maintain all of these gains so that he can function to the best of his ability.
I do not want this baby to have to go through any trauma at all. I just want everything to be ok from pregnancy through delivery. I have six more months to think about this and worry. I do my best not to, but.... I'm just hoping the fetal heart monitor will ease my fears a little.
I go see a hemotologist next week to do a full blood work-up. Although I'm expecting nothing to be wrong with my blood, I need to be 100% sure. If you know me, then you already know that I want all the information possible, positive and negative.
I guess my next steps should be finding some sort of stress relief. Massage maybe. Or reading by scented candle light in a bubble bath : ) If only I had the time lol.
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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

12 week check up today

Wow, I can't believe 3 weeks has gone by so fast. So much has changed in this short period of time and it's for the better. I feel a little less emotional these days and a whole lot more energized. I haven't left work early, haven't taken a nap mid-day, and I'm staying up at night until about 10 instead of 8. It feels good to have energy to play with my son and talk to my husband. I always thought that I loved to sleep but now I realize I love to sleep when I want to not when my body is forcing me to. I've only gained about 1 pound so far. At first I was really worried because with Elyjah I had already gained about 10 pounds at this point. My favorite food right now is Mexican. I can't get enough! I'm making chipotle and taco bell rich. I'm still not feeling chicken at all. I can't even smell it without getting queasy.
Today I go in for my 12 week check up and I'm terrified. It's suppose to be a joyous occasion to see the actual baby and not just a blob on the screen, but I have several friends that have had miscarriages this year. I'm afraid this might happen to me too. I'm happy that my husband is coming to this appointment and be able to see the baby and hear the heartbeat for the first time. He's very excited and I'm doing my best to stay positive and trust in God that everything will be ok.
On another note, I love my life, I love my family, annd I can't wait for Thanksgiving!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

My Emotional Ride (9 weeks pregs)

    Every day I cry about something. It's crazy! At first I didn't realize that I was definitely on the beginning of my hormonal rollercoaster, but now, I know. I cried because I was afraid my husband would die; I cried because I was tired; I cried because I thought I was being a bad wife since I was crying so much. Ridiculous, I know. I had to inform Del that I wasn't hating him or really mad at him, I was just emotional and upset. Hopefully since I've had my enlightenment I will be able to control these emotions a little bit better.
    Today was my first day back to work; Monday and Tuesday we were on fall break and Wednesday I went to the Atlanta Board of Realtors orientation. I felt well rested this morning, thanks to the good love I received last night : ), so I wasn't annoyed when I was asked to cover a teacher's class as soon as I walked into the building. I found myself teaching exponential expressions, something I know very little about, but I was happy that I got to spend some time getting to know some of the freshmen. Second period, I was aked to cover a SAT prep class. I was little annoyed by this but all I had to was sit there on the computer. By lunch, I was drained and I really wanted to go home. Thank goodness for Kim and her Pickidilies food because it really gave me a boost of energy.
     This evening should be interesting, Del is going to have drinks with a co-worker so I will have Elyjah. I don't know how long this energy boost will last; hopefully long enough to get atleast a couple of hours of quality time with my son.
   Pregnancy is hard work on both the mind and the body! I almost forgot how draining this process is. It will all be worth it in the end though.


Thursday, October 7, 2010

Busy Growing

My baby is growing and so is my belly! I'm 8 weeks pregnant tomorrow : ) I've had a week full of nervousness because I've been spotting off and on. I talked to my Dr today and he told me not to worry since I have no cramping. Thank goodness.

Thursday, September 16, 2010


    This blog isn't all about me and what's going on inside of me : )  I do have a wonderful husand who works so hard to take care of our family. He has a lot on his plate due to the new position he is in. After he comes home from work, he still has more work to do. Lets not forget he also works a second part-time job. Yesterday he worked both jobs and when he got home he had to do additional work for his full-time. I think he came to bed around 2am. Although he woke up this morning in a bad a mood, I know he's only doing what he feels is necessary.
     Last night, he got some good news from another school system. He was selected to participate in the 3rd and final round of interviews for A P positions. I'm so incredibily proud of him! He is such a smart, hard-working man. I'm looking forward to October, that's when his interview is taking place, so that he can get the position that he deserves.

I love you Delmon.