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Friday, March 26, 2010

An update...

So many of you have asked that I continue to post even though I don't have stamping show you. I can't tell you how much your support and encouragement has meant to me. I've said it before but stopping my blog during this time has been the hardest part of ALL of this. So to read all your comments and emails to me has been such a joy and bright spot in my day when I'm feeling really icky. So thanks again for understanding and sticking with me through this.

I'm about 11 weeks now, I think there is an end in sight! This week has gone surprisingly well. I'm not throwing up everyday and the days that I do throw up it's usually only once a day. So that's major improvement!!! I'm not relying on the prescription meds as much any more. I was able to cut back on one of them this week, instead of taking it 3 times a day, I'm only taking it 2 times. I'm able to go longer spans between taking them and there are times in the day (usually the afternoon) where I don't even feel sick. So I think I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

I had a doctors appointment this week and this was the first one that I didn't have to get IV fluids. Yeah another big accomplishment! I've found that I can keep ice tea down very easily so that's being made by the gallon at our house. I snack all day, to constantly keep something in my tummy, which also seems to help. I have a little Longaberger basket that I carry around that has snacks and medicine, my MP3 player, phone, and chapstick-just the essentials :)

My sister and Mom came and cleaned my house while I was at my doctor's appointment. It was so nice to come home to a clean house. It was getting pretty yucky, it hadn't been cleaned in a really long time. Even Dan was surprised and said "Wow they even did the tubs" Dan's been good about staying on top of the laundry and dishes but after working his full time job, taking care of me and Logan, paying bills, etc. there just aren't enough hours in the day for him to fully clean the house. So thanks to my sister and mom for cleaning my house.

So that's my update, that's been my life this week. I have probably 10-12 new stamp sets that are calling my name, they have to be mounted first. Yep, I'm a wood purist, still getting my stamps with the wood. Maybe I'll try to tackle that task today.

I do have some stamping to show you, the 5 cards my customers made at my bird punch class last weekend. I'll attempt to get those up in the next few days. While I'm on that, big thanks to Amber, Carmelita and my Mom for helping me prepare for the class! They came over and cut cardstock for me and help design some of the cards.

Just a quick reminder Sale-a-Bration ends on Wednesday! If there's anything you need make sure you get those orders in by then. You can order directly from my demo website.

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Here's what's going on....

Well I'm sure your all wondering. So here it is....I'm pregnant!

While we're very excited it hasn't been an easy road so far. I've been horribly sick with morning sickness. I'm about 9 weeks-almost 10 weeks along. My first Dr appointment was spent getting 3 bags of IV fluids pumped into me because I was so dehydrated from throwing up so much. I was prescribed a few medications that didn't help at all and sent me to the ER 3 days later where I got another 2 bags of IV fluids. Then 2 weeks later at my Dr appointment I was again pumped with another 3 bags IV fluids this time in my hand-ouch!!! I have the ugly bruise to prove it. So now I'm on 3 different meds. They seem to be helping a little, I'm at least keeping some food and drink down now opposed to absouletly nothing! I still feel miserable. I can't sit or stand for long periods of time. So my day is spent either laying on the couch or laying in bed. It's been pretty miserable and horrible and we're hoping it doesn't last much longer. I'm almost to the end of the first trimester so we're praying that will be the end of this stage too.

I'd love to hear suggestions if you've ever been this sick during a pregnancy. I'm really looking for things I can eat and drink and keep down. Right now I'm living on gatorade and granola bars. It's pretty much all that stays down. We know about the pump, but unfortunatly our insurance doesn't cover it 100% and the cost per day is not something we can afford to do. I'll see my Dr again next week, hopefully I'll be improving and won't need any more IV's I think we can stop at 8 bags....

Thanks for hanging in there with me, I'm really hoping to be back to stamping soon, you have no idea how much I miss it!!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Thanks for hanging in there....

Well clearly I was WAY to optimistic when I said I would try to post 3-4 times a week. Yeah, that didn't happen. It's still going to be a few weeks (at least until I can post/stamp again). Thank you so much for all the well wishes. I'm sure you're all very curious, I will be sharing more soon but until then please know that I'm thinking about you! I miss doing my blog so much!!! It kills me everyday to not have something to show you. Hopefully I will be back very soon. Thanks for hanging in there with me!!!!