Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Straight up honesty!!

*Reminder: this is my blog, therefore I can say what I want to say :) Be nice to this sister!*
Y'all life lately has been straight.. up.. honestly HARD! We are going through historical times globally and within our family. The love that my hubs and I have for each other, has grown through these hard times, that one has shocked me, but made me a proud woman to stand beside my man knowing we will get through this and better days are ahead! The past 3 years have been hard for our family, but the past 6 months have been the hardest! Honestly, financially, physically, my health and every other aspect of being a Mom in between has been hard, what else is left??
Let's talk about my health, I have gained some weight. Too much for me and we (the hubs and I) have not noticed anything different in my activity levels or eating habits. Meaning, I'm not eating too much and I'm not being lazy or unactive. I am a working mother of 2 rowdy boys and I normally don't sit down at night until I'm going to bed at 11 or midnight. So activity is not a problem. I went to my doctor to determine what's going on or to see what she says, maybe without my knowledge I am doing something wrong. She did tons of blood work and checked all of my levels, everything came back fine besides my insulin levels... :0 So she had me come back again and get it checked and sure enough she determined I'm insulin resistance and was diagnosed with PCOS polycyctic ovarian syndrome which is one of the most common female endocrine disorders affecting 5%-10% of women of reproductive age (12–45 years old) and one of the leading causes of infertility. No, at this time we are not trying to have children, but this is good to know! The PCOS causes me to be insulin resistance, which if not taken care of properly then I could become diabetic. It makes complete sense now, my father was diagnosed with diabetes recently and both grandparents on my father's side of the family had diabetes before death and several members of my family have it on my Dad's side of the family, so it's in my genes.
I consider this a blessing to know, I am so blessed to know what is going on with me and this is going to help me monitor my health more carefully. I am on a very strong medication called metformin which will help control my PCOS and allow my body to properly function which in return will allow me to lose this weight. My doctor said no matter if I only had 1,000 calories a day and worked out like a crazy woman, I would not lose any weight, it is the way my body is processing all of my food. So here's my goal: take this medication, hopefully it will allow my body to do the proper things, continue to do my part of eating healthy and staying active and hopefully within the next 6 months to a year, I will be ovulating (oh because right now I'm not, thanks PCOS) and maybe, just maybe God will bless me with 1 more blessing, that's all I'm asking for, it's not too much is it?!?! We will see, it's all in His timing, I have no control over my life, I have realized that, so I'm just along to enjoy this ride called LIFE!
Thanks for listening to me and if you know of anyone who has this please let me know, I would love to know of anyone having similar problems. At first I was upset but I do think this is a blessing, it is always kind of upsetting to find out something is wrong with you. I also think it's such a miracle, our bodies. A few months back we knew I wasn't ovulating, but we didn't know why not? We thought it could of been my endometriosis because I've known I've had that and with my two c-sections it's gotten worse, but little did we know it was something much more serious and my body knew it was going on so it stopped all female functions, crazy huh!!!
I will not believe the odds are against me, but I will continue to do what I can do to make sure I'm healthy and that's all I can do!!!
Y'all have a wonderful Wednesday!!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Nightly Walks...

We try at night to spend as much time as possible with the boys, with school starting it is really hard due to homework, Will's 1st project due this Friday, dinner, bath time and bed. BUT I tell you nothing brings our family closer than a nice walk while the boys are riding their bikes. It is SO much fun!!! This is the boys after Luke's first time riding his big boy bike on our walks. He was so proud of himself, he kept saying "Mommy I love you so much, aren't you so proud of me?" :)

Luke if you only knew how proud of you we were, that was a special night for us! It doesn't take much in our family to really enjoy the small things in life!

This smile tells it all!!! :)

I hope y'all are having a blessed week, please say prayers for Will, he's still having a hard time in first grade. IF I didn't have to work I would SO home school my kids, I HATE this!! Don't think I haven't tried to come up with plans to make this happen :0

Saturday, August 14, 2010

I miss having little bitty ones around!

This little boy was so happy to see his Aunt Katie... everytime I looked at him he grinned :)

but sometimes he did seem not to sure about what was going on, or maybe all of the noise at my house with two other rowdy boys could not keep their hands off of him...

He did give several of these adorable smiles with dimples and all!!

and I had a helper that thought he was his babysitter, thank goodness L thought Luke was pretty funny!

So sweet! We had too much fun taking care of sweet baby Logan, he's a great, laid back baby! :)

Thursday, August 12, 2010


The past few weeks, well they have been beyond crazy, but I do feel a sense of structure coming back into our lives. Tomorrow I'm off and I have the honor of keeping my new nephew L, I just CAN'T wait!!! He will be loved and kissed the whole time he's here :)

Here's the boys recently at the mall... this is a kind of weird picture of both of them, they look so silly, but they are still my beautiful babies :)

Luke the Lion :)

Summer is not complete without some slip n slide fun!

AND a wonderful lunch at our one and only FAVORITE place to eat, Chick-fil-a!

Hope y'all are enjoying the end of the summer. Temps are still in the 100's and it's just miserably hot! Will started school this year, he's a first grader now and having a hard time with that! But all I know to do is pray for him! My job is going great, I've had some obstacles to overcome this week, but they are behind me and I'm much happier!

Do y'all have a big weekend planned? We don't, thank goodness! I plan on getting my house in order and studying more for my exams. Have a great evening!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

It's HOT up in here!!!

I know y'all I need to do a picture post real soon, I took some pics this weekend so I will do a whole post just on them soon, I PROMISE!!! :)
But it is hard to even move in this horrible heat wave we have going on.... the mid south is experiencing record high's this week, we had our 9th death this weekend. It's so freggin hot here, I can't even move, seriously it's too hot to move!! When I get hot I get mad, I can't stand being hot or sweating, so big Momma over here is keeping to myself and trying to keep my cool. I mean it's sad when I'm sitting at my desk, working away and I quickly get up to grab something off of the printer and my booty is damp from sweating, y'all I just HATE it!!! I pray that anyone who has to work in this heat is ok, I would NOT do it or if I had to I would not want anyone around :)
Yesterday I went to Chick~fil~A for lunch, at the one next to my work, it is always packed during lunch time. Since the line is real bad they have people outside standing there to take your order and that seems to make the line go faster, well let me tell you, I felt SO bad for the people having to stand in the heat and sun to take my lunch order, I felt guilty! No one should have to do that, I don't care how much they pay you, that's just cruel!!!
I hope y'all are having a wonderful week, it's been a crazy busy one for me. (but what's new?) This morning I went to register Will for 1st grade, I can't believe my first born is going on the 1st grade.... where has the time gone??? My Momma is driving up today from Georgia for a visit before school starts... I can't wait :) but I'm also terrified of my Mom driving in this heat, but she's hard headed and said she's coming no matter what... so please pray for safe travels for my Momma!!
Love y'all!