Monday, September 26, 2011


You know that its a serious addiction when I am on it more than Facebook...

I guess its more 'productive' than FB.

If only I can get off it and actually do some of the stuff that ive pinned.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Baby No.2 - First Post

I just realized that besides the 'announcement' post, I havent really blogged about my second pregnancy.

Soooo, here is me now at 23 weeks

I think I look a lot different from 23 weeks with Hyrum

Im a lot pointier this time which is great coz I didnt like my squareness last time.

Being pregnant with a crazy toddler around is a lot different from being pregnant with nothing to do.

For one thing, I am more motivated to go on walks since its hard to keep Hyrum indoors.

Which is great coz that means I will most probly not gain anywhere near the 60 lbs. that I gained with Hyrum. I have been trying to pay good attention to my weight gain this time around coz I worked really hard to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight last time. Plus, it really isnt very healthy to gain that much that fast. So far im at 11 lbs!

Anyways, I had a fairly easy pregnancy with Hyrum and so far, this one has lived up to the same expectations (knock on wood). Besides the usual 'I gotta eat every 2 hours', I havent really had any sort of cravings. Well, I guess except for that one time that I saw someone eating mint chocolate chip ice cream on Desperate Housewife.

I have noticed a BIG difference on movement though. By this time with Hyrum, I was feeling somersaults a la Cirque du Soleil circus happening in my tummy. I guess that is probably why Hyrum is a GREAT big ball of energy! This one is very timid. I only feel her 2-4 times a day and are usually very very light taps. Maybe its coz its a girl but hopefully its coz she is going to be a timid baby who will be satisfied just sitting there observing her crazy brother run around like a mad dog. Well, one can hope right...

As for names, I THINK we have one picked out. Still not 100% sure about it though. We havent told anyone yet (even parents) but I am am pretty happy about it because it has a great meaning which is really near and dear to me.

We are still very much STRESSED and WORRIED about our financial situations with this baby seeing that I dont have any insurance BUT we are happy that we are all healthy and we are happy that we are all HAPPY! Which is the most important thing. Besides, its only fitting that the girl is already costing us sooooo much. (First pregnancy was under 'government insurance Quest' so we didnt see any bills).

Wells, thats about it for now...

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Fail-proof Foods

I was NOT born a cook.

Quite the opposite actually.

I HATED cooking!


I think i've someone grown out of it now...SOMEWHAT...

I don't actually mind cooking now,

Maybe coz I am at home all day with no husband to cook for me and a son who has a bottomless appetite.


Thinking of WHAT to cook for meals or even just for snacks is STRESSFUL!

So im asking for HELP...

All you veterans (or not) mommies out there,

What are your favorite, tried and tested meals???

Also for munchies? 

The little boy LOVES to eat! But sometimes we miss the target and buy something that is not acceptable. Then it ends up being left alone for weeks and thrown away coz its stale.

He loves fruits and other fruity stuff like raisins. Not very into candy cept for fruit snacks and gummi stuff. Likes crackers like wheat thins but not ritz. 

Sooo what snacks do you have on your cupboard at all times? Id like to try more stuff and see what works and what doesnt.

Much Mahalos!
(I really miss saying that)

Friday, September 2, 2011

Birthday Wish


I have lived twenty-six years come 16th of this month,
and life has never been harder...

The past couple of weeks has been quite a challenge in our household.
We had financial "downfalls" one after another.
LOTS of heartbreak and stress.
Enough to last us for the next couple of years,
at least I hope so...

But we are optimistic about the future
Maverick and I have had many talks,
with parents,
each other,

and I have a feeling that

We have a long road ahead of us.
My wish is that we will come out of it 



and with a better relationship with each other
and with the important people in our lives
including our Heavenly Father.

Just gotta keep on going forward.

Besides, finding this FIVE LEAF CLOVER can only mean good luck.