Friday, March 19, 2010

Locks of Love

Well friends-it is finished! The growing of unruly, shabby, stringy hair is over!! Gracie and I decided to cut our hair and donate it to Locks of Love yesterday. Gracie has had an incredible amount of hair for awhile now and after talking and sharing some pictures with her she decided that she was ready for a cut and she wanted to be able to donate it for a wig. We are so proud of her!! She wanted me to join in with her in this quest so I decided to support her. I didn't quite have my 10 inches but we found out that Locks of Love will take a minimum of 6 inches to offset the price of making wigs and hairpieces. So Gracie's 10 1/2 inches will go to an actual wig and my 8 1/2 inches will be used for spare pieces.
Aunt Jackie hooked us up with some cute little bobs and the world is a little lighter with our fresh new perspective!!
Great Job Gracie-your heart is so beautiful! And your new little cut is too!
Thanks Aunt Jackie for rocking like always-you made this a fun adventure for us!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

I am trying to get back into the blog of things!

Wow-it has been a long time! I actually feel guilty every time I come to my blog to check all of my friend's blogs because of the pitiful December 8th posting I see every time I pull it up. Not being one to make a lot of excuses for myself...I will give you some reasons that MAY have led to my blogging breakdown.
1. It happened because of my incredibly long streak of vomiting everyday since December 19th. Yes-EVERYDAY-since December 19th. You did read that correctly. I finally stopped about a week or so ago-Thank You JESUS!
*I have really good technique now because of all of the practice. I have mastered the art of it some could and would say. I know how to turn the bathroom light on long enough to get my toothbrush situated and quickly turn it out before premature vomiting occurs. You see-if the light is on-you may see something to trigger it too quickly. Not that I have some foul bathroom-don't want you to get any ideas-but I do share it with a man and it is crazy the things you see that make you think of something else!! So how did I make it to the toilet during said vomit time? I am sure you were thinking that-that is easy-I just take my cell phone and open the screen slightly to give me that nice blue light in the room that reveals enough but not too much. Then I can safely find the toilet and start the heaving process. I really had the routine down. It worked while it needed to but I do not miss it one bit now!
2. It was because driving home at noon everyday put me into a bit of a coma. One that ended up with me shoveling some lunch in me and the girls and sacking out with the children for a long and beautiful 2 hour nap. Yes that happened most days of my first trimester-no lying up in here-but it felt oh so right. I have so much to do in my house right now just like catching up on this blog that is not even funny but I rested when I could friends.
3. It was because night time has not been the right time for Erin. Sleep hasn't come easily this first trimester because of the night sickness. This has intensified the extreme sleepiness and coma like feeling at noon everyday. I was my sickest at night! Once I could get settled and calmed down from the nausea would always be when I had to go to the bathroom. This just stirred it all right back up again. I tried to devise a plan for beating the system. I could either lay and pee on myself-yeah I never even considered that one, or I could try and trick my body that I was still laying there settled, and asleep. Sounds funny but I was desperate. I tried my darnedest to roll out of the bed without raising my head too much. I then got as low to the ground as I could never opening my eyes once. I had to make my body think it was still asleep. I army crawled my way to the bathroom every night hoping this would do the trick. I even sat on the pot with my eyes closed trying to mimic sleeping breathing. I made my way back into bed only to find it never worked. I was sick until I got up and puked everyday without fail. Now why did I do this more than a couple times? I knew it never worked but I had to be trying something for my sanity.

So...maybe it was one or all of these reasons that kept me away from bloggy land. is also all of the reasons that I will get to hold a new sweet little bundle come August. And for that I would do #1, #2, and #3 again and again and again!!
Here are some pics from the past couple of months:
*I was getting dinner ready one evening and found the girls setting their own table up complete with vase and rose in the middle. Gracie had climbed up to get the pretty glasses and filled them up with some beautiful apple juice. Cheers! This was a mommy bite your tongue moment because I allowed them to stay where they set up on the carpet against my better judgement. And everything was just fine!!

Some snow day fun and Shiloh in a princess dress. The kid seriously lives in a princess dress and I always have to introduce her. Even if we are the only ones home. Introducing the one, the only Princess Snow White Shiloh!