Saturday, February 28, 2015

Scariest Mom Moment Part 3

Another scary moment for me was when I went to pick up my daughter from school one day... At this time she was in kindergarten. I waited and waited and waited for her to come out. I saw her class line up along the school waiting for parents and I noticed there was a substitute teacher. I went up and told her that my daughter is not with the class and I asked where she was. She said the principle wanted to talk with her.

I walked to the front office and only then did I realize that not only did the principal want to talk to her, but in calling her name at recess, she lost her footing and fell onto the ground and hurt her left wrist. In talking with my daughter I realized that she had a break in her wrist. Us mom's know our kids when they are in pain and when its not just a normal fall pain.

We left the school and headed to the urgent care. We waited to be called back to the room... where we waited some more time for the doctor to come in... Once he did, he said it didn't look broken, but they would x-ray it anyway. In the x-ray room she took the picture and I knew that what I was looking at was my daughters 2nd broken bone.

The break wasn't as bad as her first broken bone so we didn't need a cast, but she had to stay in a brace for 6 weeks. Thank God it was her left wrist so she could keep writing at school!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Scariest Mom Moment Part 2

This by far was one of the scariest mom moment so far in my adventure as a mother!

We were at my friends house and we were having dinner. C was currently in preschool. 6 weeks after she was born my best friend decided she would watch her for me while I went to work. She stayed home with her son, and she made some money watching C, so it was just a win win for us both. I was super comfortable with that decision and she loved C. So, she was grew up going up and down the stairs at her aunts house.

Well, this day was an off day for her, because she lost her footing and tumbled down her aunts stairs. Her uncle and I were watching this happen in slow motion as we both tried to get to her before she hit the bottom of the stairs but that didn't happen. She landed at the bottom catching her self with her right arm and then constant tears. It was a hard fall so I knew she was in pain.

She moved it a little here and there over the course of the evening and then the next morning she woke up crying and said it hurt so much. I ended up taking her in to her doctor who sent us down to get an x-ray. We did that and then we were back in the waiting room. Minutes went by and at that moment it felt like hours waiting. Her doctor came in and said that she did have a broken wrist and she needed to go get a cast. We were then sent to a place down in Tacoma by the hospital to get her cast.

We got there and waited and then we were brought back. They did another x-ray because the one they did at Auburn wasn't sent over like it was suppose to. They then proceeded to get the stuff set up for her to get her cast. She chose a hot pink cast which was an awesome choice. She was such a brave little girl throughout the whole process... it was the longest 6 weeks of our life, but she did so well with it...

What an experience in our lives and she was only 4...

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Scariest Mom Moment Part 1

The scariest moment in my life as a mom so far was definitely our ER visit when my baby girl was a little under 2 years old. She got sick and eventually she started not acting like herself. I ended up talking to her doctor multiple times and the end result ended up with me taking her into the ER. I got to the ER at 7 pm one night and it was a very long night. Around 9 pm my best friend came and brought us juice and some snacks... We went back to back and we waited and waited. Finally they decided that she was dehydrated and they needed to start an IV. After the 4th poke and the 3rd person tried, I was done watching my baby scream. They ended up calling a nurse from the NICU ward and she was able to get her IV in with one try.

It was a very long night and we ended up leaving the hospital at 4 am. The next day you could see she was doing much better, but what a stressful exhausting night for all of us.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

My husband is awesome because...

He has loved me unconditionally since the day we met. We might not always get along and we argue here and there, but that man loves me more than I have ever experienced before. He is a hard worker who does what he has to do for his family... The girls and I are his top priority and he makes sure he works hard to get the bills paid and get money that we need for them.

I love that he likes to do his own hobbies and always wonders why I let him do his own things. I love that he has hobbies and I love watching his excitement as he does them. I love listening to him talk about our future and the things he wants to do together as we grow older. I love sitting with him and listening to him talk about what he wants to do with this and with that. He loves helping others and that love for helping others makes me love him more. I love talking about our future watching our daughters grow up and I love making plans with him to go on family trips and to go on couples trips and going on trips just the 2 of us.

He compliments me all the time and he always makes me feel loved. When we are not at work we are always together and doing something. We love to just relax and watch our shows or watch movies. We love spending time with our girls when they are with us. I love his desire to please me and make me happy. It is what keeps our love alive and I look forward to spending the rest of my life with this man. He is the love of my life and I love him so much! He has changed my life for the better and I thank God daily for bringing this amazing man into my life! God sure knew what he was doing and our lives have been blessed so much because of HIM!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Hardest struggle so far...

By far my hardest struggle in my life is my weight. I have never been the skinniest person and I never will be. I like having some meat on my bones, but after so many things in my life I have gained weight that needs to come off. I have tried so many things to get this down to where I would like to be but I haven't stuck with anything...

I have tried diet pills, HCG, a personal trainer and all worked for a short time, but nothing stuck with me. I think weight watchers was the one that worked the best because I got results daily if not every other day... the personal trainer I did for 7 months, but after no weight loss I was done. I was told you are losing inches so that's great... but my goal was to lose weight. If I can't do your programs without losing any weight and only inches, it is not a good fit for me. When I did the HCG injections it worked wonders... I lost over 50 lbs and loved it... but I should have stopped there and started weight watchers to finish off my weight loss goal and I would be almost there. But instead I didn't and I went right back to eating the way I did before.

It is a life changing thing that needs to happen to keep the weight off... our family is going to go through that this year in 2015. I am back on weight watchers and working out more and together we will all get in the shape we all need to be in. This has been my biggest struggle in my life and I am ready to get healthier and hopefully with losing weight my health issues will slow down and be gone for a while!

For those struggling, just now that you are not alone! 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

What makes a best friend?

This is my best friend... I can not imagine my life without her... 
She has been through so much with me and I am so thankful for her!

We met in 2006 and ever since that day it is like we just new we would be the best of friends. She proved it to me with standing with me for my first marriage in my wedding. We had only been friends for 7 months and she accepted the bridesmaid position with no hesitation... She walked through my pregnancy with me. She was my go to for everything and she still is. I would ask her question after question about my pregnancy. It was my first child and she had 2 so I had so many questions I wasn't sure of. She was there the day my daughter was born. She was in the room as I pushed for 2 hours with no result... she would have been in the operating room with me when I had to get an emergency c-section, as well, but they only let one person in. She didn't leave my side at all... she was up with me at night when I had uncomfortable moments... she was there when I got my epidural, she was right there! She was the 3rd person to hold my baby girl after she was born besides the doctor and nurses. 6 weeks later when it was time for me to go back to work she lovingly accepted the job of watching C during the day. Her son was at home and she decided to stay at home until he started school. So, Aunt Jenn was it... she was the one that watched her for me. Talk about easing my emotions of going back to work. I was so comfortable with her that it was not as hard as I had feared it would ever be. She was there every step of the way my divorce with my ex-husband. She commented when I asked for her opinion or thoughts, but she mostly listened to me during this time. She was right there with me through another failed relationship... She was there while I was dating my current husband... She was standing beside me when I got married on a mountain with my husband... We have taken trips together... we have watched each others kids... we know if there is a need, we are there for each other with no questions asked. 

So, I would definitely say what makes a best friend is someone who is there for you through the good times and the bad times with no judgement. They are there with no questions asked. They love and support through every part of your life... I love this girl with all my heart and she has been there in so many ways. She has saved my life and made me a better person. She loves my daughter like one of her own and that is really all that matters. God knew what he was doing when he put us together! Truly blessed!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Why do you love your job?

I work for my boss who is an agent for Farmers Insurance. I have been working with him for the last 14 and a half years. It has been a long time, but it has been an awesome time as well. I absolutely love our clients and over 14 years you form relationships with these people.

My boss is an amazing boss to work for. Once my daughter was born I told him that my family comes first and he understood that because he ran a business with kids for years. When she would get sick, I would bring her into the office. When she is off school she comes and hangs out with us at work. She has her own little corner of the room and I set her up with the laptop to watch movies and she plays on her netbook and just enjoys the time here. She gets bored sometimes, but she does really well!

I have all of my insurance licenses for Property and Casualty as well as Life and Disability. The life license has taken me forever to get, but I was so happy when I finally passed. It was a great day :)

I love my job and I look forward to growing the business and making new relationships with our clients!

Monday, February 2, 2015

The best days of your life so far...

There are a numerous amounts of days that I consider to be some of my best days... 

To name a few are:

  • The day I was asked to be a godmother to my 3 beautiful angels... 
  • The day I graduated college
  • The day my daughter was born
  • The day I met my husband
  • The day I met my new daughter
  • The day we got married on a mountain on Orcas Island
  • The day I met my new daughter
  • Any adventures my husband and I have taken together, whether it be a stressful vacation or a relaxing one... they are all my best times in my life so far...