Thursday, November 17, 2011
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Anyways, so after finding out there was nothing they could see wrong (story of my life) they advised I need to start trial and error. Just like I am doing for myself. We are starting by taking him off all dairy. Since, when he was a baby, he had an intolerance to it. So far, we have be doing it for 1 day and I already see a slight difference. yay! I am hoping this is the answer and we don't have to go through much more trial and error. I have also decided that since I haven't started the gluten free, officially yet, I will wait and see if this helps him. If it does, well I will just try it with me since he is having the same problems as me. Hopefully we find an answer for both of us very soon.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
I decided I am going to start by taking certain foods out of my diet to see if that helps. I have gone gluten free before, for about 3 months. It helped a little, but I don't think 3 months is long enough to help as much I need, so I am going to try it again. This time, for at least 6 months. If I see improvement in my symptoms I will keep going and hopefully over time it will get better and better. If I don't see improvement in 6 months, to a year then I will then start over and try taking something else out of my diet.
I have written food journals, keeping track of what makes me so ill when I eat, and pretty much I have come to the conclusion that everything does. I can't pin point just one item or food group, etc. So this will be the best way I know how to solve the problem. I am going to start doing this cold turkey on Monday. I really hope to see some change and that I start feeling better. I am sure tired of being sick all the time.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
The aftermath of a Kit Kat bar.
He sure loves chocolate, just like his Daddy
Caught red handed, or should I say chocolate handed, sneaking a candy while trick or treating
He know's right where the good stuff is
Friday, October 28, 2011
I received a phone call the other day from my sister in Seattle. She said she was going to fly here in June next year and that she was signing us up for the Wasatch Back Marathon Relay race. I said I'd do it. I have 8 months to train for it... I think that is do-able. There are 3 legs. First leg will run around 6.3 Miles (about a 10K), second leg runs a little over 13 miles. ( half marathon) and the third leg runs around 6.3 miles. So I will be training to do the 10K portion. I am very excited. It's a great goal for me to work towards and I know it will only benefit me, and help me even more on my weight loss journey I've been on. Wish me luck!
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
We fall more in love with this boy every day. I couldn't imagine my life without him in it. I have loved watching the cute personality develop over the past year, and I can tell you, he is going to be super funny like his Mom. I can't wait to see all the fun changes this next year brings!
Saturday, September 24, 2011
I'm loving the fun personality McKay is developing. This picture shows it.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
I had surgery again on my foot. Stupid cyst just HAD to grow back. But to make sure it doesn't grow back again they did a bone graft with bone from my heal. I'm glad I won't have to go through this again. It was definitely hard the 2ND time around since I have this cute little boy to take care of. Luckily, I have been so blessed and have received so much help with him. Of course my sister in-law, Becky continued to watch him during the day and at night, my sweet husband Steve would come home from working all day and clean up, cook food, bath McKay, put him to bed and finally study. I've received so many wonderful meals and treats. I'm so thankful for everyone. I was able to take a 6 week leave from work, and I am grateful they allowed that since I haven't worked there a year.
This past weekend Steve and I, and a few powers out of our control, decided that right now, my place should be in the home. Taking care of my sweet boy, my husband and my home feels like the right decision right now. I'm excited to be able to be with McKay on a daily basis and help him learn and grow.
Saturday and Sunday morning I was really struggling, trying to figure out what would be best for our family, and I came across this talk by Elder Henry B. Eyring, and it was on the Family Proclamation. In the proclamation it states “mothers are primarily responsible for the nurture of their children.” I find that to be 100% true, but found myself questioning, "but how? How in these times, is it possible to make this happen? How do you survive now a days without two incomes?" Elder Eyring goes on to say something that helps me with an answer. He says, "Even the most frugal spending habits and the most careful planning for employment may not be enough to ensure success, but those things could be enough to allow us the peace that comes from knowing we did the best we could to provide and to nurture. Have you noticed husbands and wives who feel pinched for lack of money choose for a solution ways to make their family income keep rising but soon find that the pinch is there whatever the income? " By the end of church on Sunday, I had my answer of where I was supposed to be and this scripture rang true
“I, the Lord, have spoken it, and the Spirit beareth record. Amen” (D&C 59:23–24).
"Because our Father loves his children, he will not leave us to guess about what matters most in this life concerning where our attention could bring happiness or our indifference could bring sadness."
McKay was supposed to come to our family. There is a reason he is here on earth right now. My job, should be home with him and if we do everything the Lord requires of us, and live righteously and within our means, Heavenly Father will bless us and help us make this work. I have faith in his plan and I'm excited to start kinda of a new adventure. I'm going to focus on my family, but do a lot more service for others as well.. oh and attend the temple. Oh how I miss that!!
Monday, August 22, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
For my birthday this year I was given a pedicure and manicure. I have incredibly short nails so I got a full set of acrylics put on. No sense in getting my nails done when I don't really have any. I love my acrylics, but they are a lot of maintenance that I just can't keep up with so I took them off on Saturday. My real nails were semi long. Really long in my eyes and very tempting to bite. I don't know what it is about them I find so appealing but I decided that if I filed them and painted them maybe I would find them attractive and not want to bite them? So I went to the store and bought a couple colors of dollar store nail polish and some files and went to it. Wait, I don't even know how to paint my nails. I have never had my nails painted in my life. I have always had them so short since I bite them, that there was no point in painting them. So I called on my neighbor, Emily to paint them for me. Its been almost 48 hours and I haven't even attempted to bite them. So far so good. The polish was cheap and starting to chip off, and the part of my nail that was showing was tempting me so I went and splurged and bought a little more expensive polish to put on tonight so I wouldn't want to bite them. I just really want to stop.. plus I think I made a deal with Steve that we could go on a cruise if I could break this habit. I say I THINK I made that deal because basically I said to him " we are going on a cruise if I break this habit" he said OK.. but he was watching basketball... so not sure if he knows what he agreed to. Cross your fingers that I can continue this. 2 days down... 2 million (give or take a few) more to go.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Today is one of those days. I had to wake McKay up a little bit early today to go visiting teaching. I thought it would be no big deal. He was very good until the second I got him in the car to go back home. He was screaming so hard that I thought his head was going to pop off. I got home within minutes and he let me have it. He was so mad at me that he hasn't stopped screaming all day long( and I not exageratting one bit) I finally got him to wear himself out that he went to sleep about 10 minutes ago. Maybe a nap will be just what he needed. It sure would help me.
I know everyone says that if you are upset or tense, the baby can sense that and it makes them more upset or tense. On days like today, I just can't help but cry I try to set him down and go to another room when I am upset but I can't always do that. What do you do to help calm yourself down when your baby is screaming at the TOP of their lungs and there is nothing you can do to soothe them? Any advice would be helpful.. probably would have been helpful for me earlier today because I'm about ready to run away.
Friday, February 18, 2011
I think service is such an important thing. Even if it's something as little as making cookies for your neighbor, just because. But can you do too much? I have started to feel that some people may get annoyed with me offering to help them with things. For me, even just offers of help make me feel better but maybe I am doing too much. I don't know... maybe I am crazy
Recently we decided it would be best for our family to have me work part time again. It would be temporary until we get a few things worked out. I have mixed feelings about it. I have LOVED staying home with McKay. Its been so fun to watch him grow and learn new things, but I have missed working. I was offered a job yesterday with IHC. I would work part-time and it feels right. I know this is what I am supposed to do. So maybe this is the solution to my feelings about serving people "too much" Now that I am will be working, I might not have as much time. We'll see how it goes