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I'm a stay at home mommy totwo very special type 1 diabetic little boys. They are my life! As well as their my sailor, my husband. I've also.been diagnosed with intersitial cystitis. We homeschool and are gluten free! :-)

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

My Son, My Son

I haven't posted in the past couple of days because I kind of had writer's blog&I've been busy keeping up with things&watching my elderly grandmother. Well, my post just came to me. I popped on myspace real quick for the first time in forever. I never use that thing. It's funny, because that's where Chad&I met. I was re-reading my blogs that I had posted on there. One is a poem that I wrote for Gavin. I'm so glad I found it. My whole world revolves around him(well him&his baby brother&daddy).
Last night I went to Target to get my mother an anniversary&birthday card as well as a present(they are both on the same day). Gavin had a total meltdown. He ran away from me&I actually thought I lost him. It was the worst feeling ever!! He started crying how he missed daddy when I asked him why he ran away. I couldn't help it, I started bawling too. I ended up leaving a cart full of stuff in the middle of the store. We came home&drew pictures for daddy. I just kept reminding him that mommy is always there for him. When I found what I wrote when he was less than 6 months old, I thought it expresses how I feel perfectly.

My Son, My Son

For you life has only just begun

But don't worry my love, I'm here to see you through

God gave me these two arms to hold you tight

The words from my lips to teach you what's right

Strong shoulders to carry you when you have falls

Ears that are open to the calls

Feet to lead the way

Mommy loves you more than she can say

My son, My son, in my heart is forever where you will stay.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Good looks...

Well, I thought I would make this one, a fun little post. Not as serious. I got to thinking today...I wonder what Grayson's going to look like? Will he look like Gavin? Just like Chad? Or maybe he'll even have red hair? Honestly, if I'm walking around in a mall, besides the fact that Gavin is calling me mama, and I'm holding his hand, no one would know that he's my son I don't think. When he was first born I thought he looked like my brother. He had red hair too. Very red, and know it's definitely a dirty blonde. Then he started to look like Chad. Now he looks just like Chad, but with my brother's ears! I always say it looks like Chad&my brother had a baby together. LOL He really is a junior Chad with Uncle Jeff's stand out, but adorable ears! It's amazing how Gavin has changed so much in 3 years! Now, I can't wait to see my new little man for the first time! I love my boys-all three of them! :-)

~ Check out the pics and see what you think. Does Gavin resemble me at all?~ Or is he definitely Chad's clone? lol~

**Side note-We survived 3 weeks of deployment**

Gavin when he was first born...

Gavin at around three months: Mommy or daddy?

In this picture, I think he really looks like my brother...

Gavin definitely had red hair...

Now you can definitely tell he's a mini Chad..

Saturday, June 26, 2010

In these moments...

They say it's supposed to get easier, and I'm sure it will come less severe. But seriously is it ever easy to be without your best friend, the father of your children for months at a time? I have my ups and downs everyday. It's little things through out the day, that remind me of him, and I can't help but smile. Those are the moments that give me hope. For I know, for however long I have to wait, I will get a chance again to make those sweet little memories.

Today, I went to rent a movie at Blockbuster with Gavin. Got two free movies. Yay for rewards and coupons!! As I was sitting in the parking lot, right before getting out of my car to go in, I saw a family walking. There were two little boys, and a mom&dad. The oldest boy looked to be about Gavin's age. The smaller child, just a little, little thing-maybe a few months old. The eldest was holding his daddy's hand, walking along. They were walking out of a restaurant, after coming from dinner. My first reaction was actually jealousy honestly. Why can't that be me right now? Then, a smile actually came across my face. My thoughts quickly changed to how sweet is that, I can't wait to do that when Chad gets back!

Then later on when I went to make some grilled cheese for dinner, I just couldn't help but smile. Chad actually taught me how to make a grilled cheese! Well, without a sandwich maker! lol Every time I make grilled cheese, Chad always comments on how good they are. I'll continue to practice my grilled cheese making skills for when he gets back. Don't worry babe, I ate an extra one for you! LOL 

~All these little moments, add up to one great life~I cherish all the memories we've made together, and look forward to many more to come! :-)

Gavin&daddy at restaurant(Smokey Bones) for Gav's 2nd bday.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

My baby is an eggplant! 27 Weeks!

Well, I'm 27 weeks today. Never thought I would make it that far honestly. After having an angel baby, everytime I go into the ob&hear good news, I feel relieved. Had my glucose test done yesterday. Apparently they don't do just finger pricks anymore. I guess I was thinking that because with Gavin, that's all they did. I mean, no offense, it was at the public health clinic when I was pregnant with Gavin. They aren't always up to date on things. I did fine getting the yucky sugary liquid down. After drinking it, I waited an hour, and came back for a full blood draw. I did get my finger pricked though. Ouchie!! I feel so sorry for Gavin&my mom, that they have to do that at least 4 times a day because of their diabetes. My finger is all bruised to heck, and hurts even this morning. The lady who did it obviously doesn't know much about finger pricks. You're never to supposed to do it on the middle of the finger. That's like the pad of your finger. The most sensitive. O well. I guess I've had extra training from Gav. lol The finger prick was actually to test my iron level. It's a little low so I've got to add more iron to my diet. Ground hamburger is on the list for things with iron.  Does that mean McDonald's hamburgers, here I come? haha Maybe when I have a craving. Grayson's heart rate was 131. So right on track! My blood pressure was perfect, and I haven't gained any weight. The no gaining weight is a good thing for me. I'm only supposed to gain 12 to 15 lbs this time around. If I get a call from the ob, I have to do the 3 hour glucose test. If no call, then I'm in the clear for gestational diabetes.
I talked quite a bit with my ob about a VBAC. It would be nice, but my chances don't look that great. Good news-if the baby is ready at 36 weeks, he said he would go ahead&let me schedule a c-section. I'm okay with that. That means Grayson could be here as early as 9/10 weeks. Getting way excited! Mommy, big brother Gavin,&daddy can't wait for you to get here! :-)

Just a fun way to tie up this post-Grayson is the size of an eggplant now! Check it out. Cute way to measure your baby's growth if you are preggo.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

~New Blog~

Hey everyone! My very first blog. Welcome to my blog, blog world! lol Honestly, I would sit here and type all about me, but I'm sure it's simple enough for you to figure out by just looking at my profile. Plus, I'm also expecting if you are reading this, then you probably know me. So, some of you may know, Chad is on deployment, and I thought this would be a good way to help me cheer up. I've been so down lately. I never thought it would be this hard. I'm sure the pregnancy hormones have a little something to do with it. 
I used to love to write. That was way before meeting Chad&having Gavin. I used to write all kinds of poetry. I was the dorky kid that had the magnetic poetry kit. Oh yeah-that was me! lol I named this blog Naturally Sweet for two reasons. One-I don't like to toot my own horn-but deep down, I've always been told that I'm a sweet person, and that's what I strive to be everyday. I have red hair, so my temper has occasionally gotten in the way over the years, but deep down I would do anything for anybody. The other reason-it pertains to Gavin's type 1 diabetes. Diabetics of course can have sugar in moderation. Actually, diabetes is all about counting carbs. Products that have no sugar added, have less carbs. So, I didn't want to say No Sugar Added as the title. Kind of silly. As his mom, I believe he's a sweetie pie as well :-) So there you go-Naturally Sweet!
I guess I plan to use this blog as a place to vent about deployment, pregnancy, and a way to keep everyone updated on our little family. I should use this a little gratitude journal as well. Don't want to get carried away complaining, and overlook the blessings in my life. That's it in a nutshell. A little extra reading material for you.

**In parting for tonight**- Chad, I seriously doubt you get to read this, but we really miss you&love you! OXOXO The boys&I will be right here waiting for you! We are proud of you always! :-)