Wednesday, June 16, 2010


My brother finishing the Hy-Vee Triathlon. The only picture I could get on this post and only at the very top. I guess...where it should be, right?! I mean, you'd think the kid could squeeze in a work out or two here and there. Nothing like surrounding yourself with a bunch of really muscular triathletes to make your pregnant body feel really out of shape. But, more on this later. But, good job Adam.
It feels like I haven't posted in a while, but I have my reasons!

First, I can't get my pictures uploaded onto my computer. I guess I have no more space to store them, but I don't want to remove any. I will have to make a trip to Best Buy and see what my options are for photo storage.

I just like pictures to go with my posts. I think it makes it more fun to read. Plus, the grandparents like it!

Secondly, I have been feeling awful most of the day, everyday! I mean, I was pretty nauseous when I was pregnant with Cash and Riley, but that was a twin pregnancy. That is to be expected.

Ugh. This time its just one and still my gag reflex gets going when I even think about making my kids favorite meal of little smokies wrapped in crescent rolls. Yuck. Makes me a little ill just to type that.

Good news is that my doctor gave me a script for some Zofran so we will see if that helps. This baby has to be a girl then right?! I wasn't sick at all with Tripp. And I have heard that you do get more morning sickness (or the all day hungover feeling as I like to call it) when you are pregnant with a girl because you have more hormones in your body. Who knows, just can't wait until this first trimester is over and this goes away...hopefully.

We have been very busy. We had a baby shower for friends of ours. They are expecting their first baby in July and have been trying to conceive for a very long time so that is exciting. We had couples over and kids. It was really hot out so the kids played in the pool, sprinkler and water table out back. Tripp had his first bout with complete exhaustion and just got overheated. He was a mess. Poor little buddy. He was having so much fun and then, wham, he just lost it, was bright red and freaking out! We got him cleaned up, something to drink and laid him in bed for a little while. He was much better after about a half hour. That was rough.

Darin and I went and saw Pink Martini at the Midland.

They were awesome and it was fun to get out and do something "grown-up". We went with Pastor Dave, his wife and his son. Darin and I had went to see PM about 5 years ago when they were in town, but this time I enjoyed the show much more. Last time we went, Darin told me to get dressed up because he had a surprise for me. Well, Darin never does stuff like that so I naturally assumed that that was going to be the night that he proposed to me. He got me all dressed up, drove me downtown, walked me around the corner and I saw Pink Martini on the marquee. Well, I was surprised and tried to be a good sport even though I was expecting something a little different.

So obviously, this time I was more focused on the music and the show itself instead of stewing in the fact that I did not have a ring on my finger. It was much better this time! =)

Last weekend, the kids and I drove to Des Moines to watch my brother in the Hy-Vee triathlon. Well, watch isn't the right word since the thing started at 6 am and I was not about to wake up 3 little ones and take them out in the rain. We cheered him on from the hotel and were just getting down to breakfast when he got back. My mom and dad, my sister and my brother, his wife and their two girls were all there so we had a fun weekend. We spent a lot of time swimming in the pool at the hotel and just hanging out. With half our family living in Virginia, we don't get to do that a lot! It was great.
So now we are home and soon I will buckle down and do the potty training thing. I have procrastinated long enough and I think they are ready.
To be continued...


  1. Oh- I am so sorry to hear about the all day everyday sickness! I can totally relate and remember how awful it was. It's like having the flu for 3 months. Crazy bad. Hang in there. Hopefully the Zofran will help. I bet it is a girl too! What shall you name her? :)

  2. I am with you on the potty training thing! I've been dreading it. They did good with Andrew at day care, and he has the general idea. He goes on the potty, but not consistently, and he doesn't tell me when he has to go. If you have any super ideas, let me know! :) I need to get busy since my summer break is short! Ha!

    Have a great day!