Monday, September 24, 2007

Well, it's been a week since I updated because you guessed it, I've been busy all weekend. Friday, Shayna decided she was going to be in one of her moods and refuse to take a good nap. Now, when I say good i mean about 2 hrs, otherwise she turns into a nightmare later in the day- those 30 minute jobs that she likes to do sometimes just make everyone miserable.

So, against my better judgement, David and I agreed to meet a friend at Pizza Hut for dinner and that was a catastrophe. Not only did it take 20 minutes to console her after getting her in the highchair, the place was extremely loud and she hates that. She started to freak out and all I wanted to do was get home and put her to bed.

After a rushed dinner, unhappy baby, and some conversation, we left and she conked out as soon as we pulled out of the parking lot.

Saturday, we just did the usual shopping and went to Walmart after she had taken her good nap of 2 hrs. I bought her a new cart cover because I detest the one that she already had. Now, I'm not a huge germ-o-phobe but I do not want my daughter licking the cart and things like that because, let's face it, some of the people that have had their hands on those carts have probably done some questionable things, to say the least. We also ate at Chili's and that was pretty good.

Yesterday,we took Shayna to see my parents because they hadn't saw her in a while and she was really good with them, I'm hoping she's just about over her stage where she cries w/ anyone but mommy and daddy.

So, that's my update, it seems like I'm too busy doing laundry, sweeping, dusting, etc through the week to update.

Monday, September 17, 2007

busy weekend

So, it was another busy weekend for us and I haven't had the time to update until now. Shayna is down for a nap and I'm taking the time to sit down and blog a little.

Friday was nothing but a never ending quest to find David some new work shoes and of course, we had to go to the city for this wonderful journey. Now, you have to remember that we live in the land of Nowheresville amongst infinite fields of corn, tobacco, and soybean, and driving anywhere that consists of more than one traffic light makes my wonderful husband very disgruntled and whine in the most infantile of a manner.

So, 30 miles later, a screaming baby, and my husband getting aggravated at the city driving, we arrived at Shoe Carnival which turned out to be a waste of time because they didn't have any solid black shoes in his size.

We then get to the parking lot, only for him to whine even more about now having to go to the mall to look. After looking through the vast entity of shoe stores in there and having no luck what-so-ever, we headed home on the failed shoe shopping mission, and I was never so ecstatic to leave the city so I wouldn't have to hear about his hatred for the traffic as I was that day.

Saturday, however, brought much more happiness and we went to a community yard sale where I was able to find a bunch of clothes for Shayna to grow into (most 18-24 months) and got 3 big bags from one lady for $10.00.

Well, that's pretty much it for this past weekend except for Shayna crawling yesterday. She had been getting up on her hands and knees for the past two weeks, but she actually started moving somewhere yesterday- time for the cabinet locks, baby gates and outlet covers (which has already been done) to come out.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

How life changes

As I was sitting here bored, I started contemplating on what I should write about. Since it's a weekday, it's been the same redundant routine at the Martin household. David gets home around 7:00 am and goes straight to bed and I usually get up around 10:00 with Shayna, feed her and make sure she's content until about noon, I then lay her down for a nap and have some time to myself which usually means the ever exciting household tasks of loading/unloading the dishwasher, laundry, and overall cleaning and David wakes up around 1:00pm and then does whatever else needs to be done outside. So, that's a typical weekday in this house; weekends however, are something very chaotic and different.

Which brings me to the point of this entry today. I was sitting here watching a re-run of Full House (sad, I know) and started thinking about my life as it is now vs. just about 2 years ago. About two years ago I was in yet another failing relationship when I met my husband. I was lonely, depressed, and I longed for what most of my friends had- a relationship and a child. I thought my situation was hopeless and I would forever feel forsaken and unhappy. Then I met David and my life changed forever. I managed to find one of the truly few good men that are left and we got married and had our beautiful daughter, but had you known me 2-3 yrs ago, you wouldn't think I was the same person. I just wanted to take some time to reflect on my past and write about how much I love life now. I have to cut this short because Shayna is waking up from her nap, but there's always more to come from the crazy times at the Martin household.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Seriously, what?

So, I'm sitting here writing again because due to a storm, my satellite signal has been lost; therefore, I can not watch my shows. I swear, if our satellite even sees a cloud it goes out, thus irritating the hell out of me. Anyways, I'm sitting here watching my husband play a game on Xbox and I'm wondering what kind of people make some of these macabre excuses for entertainment; of course they don't make games like they did in the good old days, I guess those are too boring and mundane to fathom playing.

On to my next thought provoking thing to talk about. I'm on the couch pondering the abundance of ignorant people we have walking around disguising themselves as intelligent individuals.
Why you ask? Well, upon surfing the internet, I came across an article about a woman who was told not to breastfeed her child at an Applebee's in Lexington, Kentucky. Keep in mind, I was born and raised in Ky and that particular Applebee's is only about an hour from my current residence in Indiana. It never ceases to amaze me that people are so offended by certain actions of others, yet continue to look. This woman was in a corner booth, discreetly breastfeeding her 7 month old son when she was approached by a waitress who proceed to tell her that she needed to cover her son with a blanket. The woman responded by saying that she didn't have a blanket (who would, it's like 90 degrees outside) and the waitress insisted she still needed to cover up. The woman then asked to see a manager and he told her that customers were complaining it was indecent exposure. She reached in her bag, and handed him a copy of Kentucky's laws supporting breastfeeding where it clearly stated that a woman has every right to breastfeed in public and it can not be deemed offensive or indecent exposure. He persisted by saying people were complaining, and the woman left before being served her food. This incident has sparked an outrage and there was a nurse-in at all the Applebee's today in the United States. I myself do not breastfeed, but had that situation happened to me, I would have remained seated and continued to nurse my child. If someone is so offended, that is why God gave you neck muscles- simply turn your head.- it's not rocket science.

So, I'm done with my little tangent for the night, and am still sitting here watching my lovely hubby play a game that looks like something from the pre-historic and space-age era combined. Yeah, I know, it sounds impossible, but I kid you not. After lowering my I.Q. drastically by being subjected to a really weird and rather disturbing game, I think I'm going to turn in for the night.

Men and their impatience while shopping, lol

So, yesterday was a pretty eventful one to say the least. Shayna is now 6 months old and I hardly had any clothes for her except a few pairs of pants, but I don't think they would have done me any good since I was lacking shirts, onesies, etc, so I came to the conclusion that we had to go baby shopping or we would have a naked baby running around as soon as she outgrows her 3-6 months onesies and shirts. I dread going shopping because David always goes with me since I don't drive, and I have come to find out that his lack of patience while I'm trying to shop and get the things we need is not only an unfortunate trait of his, but also a trait of most men. I found this out after having a conversation with my mom about this very subject.

After finally rousing him from the comforts of our warm bed at 2:00 pm yesterday, (he works 3rds) getting Shayna and myself ready, we finally managed to leave the house about 45 minutes later to head to the local Once Upon a Child for some much needed 6-9 month clothes. Now, this may sound simple enough, but you also need to realize that we live in a town with a population of about 3 people and 559,000 deer so we have to drive about 40 miles to get to the nearest big city.

When our 40 mile journey had reached it's end we arrived at Once Upon a Child, and sorting through the clothes there is about as easy as finding Lindsay Lohan on an anti-drug commercial or after school special. David was good at first, but after the first 20 minutes of me only getting through one rack, he grew impatient and continued to insist that we had enough, and I continued to tell him to go outside and have a cigarette. I was determined to get what we needed for her because he doesn't have a clue what she needs and I was not going to be rushed out of the store, only to ineveitably return two weeks later because he rushed me out the first time.

Amongst my never ending shopping excursion, I also decided to buy her two pairs of shoes for the winter time; I don't even attempt to put them on her now because she just kicks them off. After my one hour journey through the store, my husband complaining, and our daughter chewing on a foam snake he had put in her stroller, I arrived at the cash register and began piling massive amounts of clothes on there for the cashier to ring up. About ten mintues and 3 huge bags later, the damage was $145.00 I paid for everything and left the store. David about had a cardiac arrhythmia when I told him the total, but I had a sense of relief knowing that we would not be returning in two weeks because I took my sweet time and ignored him.

So, that mission was completed, but we still had to go grocery shopping which I also despise because we always need two carts and it's a never ending nightmare with my loving, yet impatient as a five-year-old husband. Upon arriving, I told him not to rush me in there because I did not have a list and didn't want to get home and realize we forgot ground beef, but have 5 boxes of ding dongs instead.

The trip to Wal-Mart was pretty smooth and we returned home with a very unhappy baby at 9:00pm last night. It was past her bedtime and she was very cranky. I fed her some naners and her bottle and she was out for the night.

Today, we are planning to do some yard saling and that will make the hubby happy because he loves going to those and I can't be rushed and feel like I'm forgetting something. so, I'm off to start our day and will update later.
P.S. the top pic is of all the clothes I bought, but I couldn't get all of them to fit.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

It's been a while

Well, it's been a while since my last blog, but I've been pretty busy since we returned from vacation. I had about 4 loads of laundry to do and put away, and then it's just been hard trying to get back in the swing of things. For some reason I have been really tired and I've been going to bed around 10:00 which is totally unlike me.

Gatlinburg was fun, but it was so hot that it made it miserable so we are not going to be doing anymore summer vacations. David and I got married there last October and it was so beautiful then, but we suffered through some temps of 100+ degrees this time so out next vacation will be in the spring or fall of next year, but we haven't decided where yet. So, on to more important matters; David and I have been trying to have another baby, but my period was MIA since June and it returned while we were on vacation so now I have a way to gauge my fertile days and we will be trying again this month. Shayna is growing so fast, she will be 6 months old tomorrow, just started sitting up, and is trying her hardest to crawl. She really liked vacation and even let one of the Cherokee Indians hold her when we went to the reservation in Cherokee, North Carolina. Well, that's about all for now- she is content watching Spongebob and I need to get some things done.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Getting ready for Gatlinburg!!

Well, our trip to Gatlinburg is finally coming up, we are leaving this Friday and will be returning next Thursday. I'm so excited- it's my favorite place to go and I've started some packing, which I need to continue because we are going to have a lot of luggage. Other than that, things have been pretty uneventful around the old homestead; Shayna is growing up before my very eyes and she's soooo long. I put a pair of pants on her tonight to sleep in because it's been getting cold in her room at night and I thought they would be big because they are a size 9 months, but no, they fit perfectly. She is also going up to stage 2 foods this week because she is eating 3 jars of stage one at a time (6 jars a day total)

Before the green beans, in her chair that she can finally sit in

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Random entry on my pro-life group

*This is a journal entry for my group on cafemom*

So, as you all know, I'm pro-life (duh) but I just thought I'd share what brought me to that conclusion. This time last year, I had just found out that I was pregnant (7-7-06, to be exact). DH and I were thrilled because we had been trying, and it happened pretty easily. I was pregnant within 3 months. Over the course of 9 months, I nurtured and cared for this baby that was growing and developing inside of me and I had a wonderful pregnancy, but it really made me stop and think how any woman could just go to a clinic and kill a living human being that was depending on her to do everything but that. I have always been pro-life, but I think after I had my daughter it really made me want to try to do something about it. I really had no idea how the abortion process was done or what it entailed. I was pretty naive and ignorant when it came to this, and let me tell you, ignorance is bliss. The things I have discovered about abortion sicken and disturb me to my very soul, and I believe that a lot of women who have had an abortion are the same way- ignorant and naive on what EXACTLY is done when this procedure is performed. I have read many things about how it is never really explained to a girl that is contemplating it, and she doesn't care enough to do some simple research, which is what I chose to do. I researched what the procedure entails and how many different ways it can be done. I wanted to be as educated as possible on this subject so I could back up anything a pro-choice woman says to me, especially those who try to sugarcoat the issue. I will never understand how anyone can support abortion. My daughter is now almost 5 months old and when she smiles or laughs it just melts my heart and I can't fathom why any peson would want to throw that away. With that being said, I proudly declare that yes, I am pro-life- if you don't like it, oh well tough crap- build a bridge and get over it!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

man is it hot!!

So, last night my a/c decided it was going to have a mind of it's own and just stop working. We are in the middle of an extreme heatwave with very high humidity and heat indexes of 106- 109 degrees, not to mention that we live in a trailer, a.k.a. a metal box that gets very hot without air. David was at work and couldn't get anyone to come in for him so he could home and try to fix it, so he called Big Dave, and when he was looking at it, he discovered that a fuse was blown so he put a new one in and presto, I had a/c again. Well, until around 5:00 this morning that is, when I woke up and discovered that it had quit working yet again. So we called a repair man and thank heaven he was able to get here on the same day. Turns out, that something had short-circuited and blew a transformer, so it has been running fine all day now. Well, you would think that it would end there right? Wrong- in the process of trying to get the a/c working last night, something happened and our big screen stopped working so we had to have a new one delivered today to replace ours, does it never end? We are leaving for vacation in 17 days, and are running short of the amount of money that we wanted to have to take with us, it's going to really tight until then. On a lighter note, Shayna has really started to develop quite a personality and little miss thing lets you know when she is mad. She is trying to crawl and gets very mad when she can't actually get anywhere so we bought her a walker and she's on the move now. Wow, it's only 11:14pm and I'm utterly exhausted. I think I'm going to turn in early tonight.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Been so busy

Wow, I have been so busy lately that I hardly have the time to keep up with everything. Last weekend we went to a huge rummage sale and I scored big time on baby clothes for Shayna that she can wear this coming winter. I also got a classic Winnie the Pooh crib set complete with a sheet, dust ruffle, comforter, bumper pad, headboard, diaper stacker and quilt for only $10.00! This set retails for over a $100.00 and to make it even better, I get the set home and am looking it over and it has never even been used. I got a ton of clothes and the bedding set all for $25.00 Shayna also had her 4 month appointment and shots. She is now 14 lbs 13 oz and 26 1/2 inches long. the shots were awful and she was not herself for a couple days, but she is back to normal now. I have also started my own group for mothers against abortion and I have been pretty wrapped up with that because it's one of the few things that I'm truly passionate about. It seems like there just aren't enough hours in the day to accomplish everything that needs to be done anymore. I have laundry that still needs to be folded, there are a few friends that I really need to call but just never find the time, and I need to figure out what bills are due and how much money we have, etc, etc, etc. Another thing I recently discovered is Baby Einstein dvds- Shayna loves them at it allows me to do some things throughout the day when she is awake. Our vacation to Gatlinburg is also coming up and it's driving me batty waiting for it, lol. Well, that's pretty much it fo now. I need to go fold that laundry.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Catching up

So, I just realized that I haven't written anything in a while so I figured that I'd catch up on some things, although there hasn't been a lot going on. One of my best friends that I grew up with had her baby on July 12, over a month early. She named her Reagan and the baby is doing really well now. It's kind of surreal that we are both mommies now and we are married; it seems like just yesterday we were in middle school hanging out all summer and didn't have a care in the world. I haven't seen her in like 10 years because her family moved to Florida when we were 14 and now she lives in Washington w/ her hubby.

Shayna is really growing now, she loves to watch Spongebob and Baby Einstein, she has to go for her 4 month shots on Wed, I really hate that. She is also going through this stage where she does not want anyone holding her except me or David. She even starts crying when someone else talks to her.

Well, thats's pretty much it. I need to go and do some cleaning while she's down for a nap

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Shayna is 4 months old today!!

Well, my baby girl is 4 months old today. Sometimes I wish I could slow the time down because she is getting so big and it's kind of sad. It seems like I was just at the hospital giving birth yesterday. She now weighs 14 lbs 6 oz and is 25 1/4 inches long.

Today, David's mom finally got out of the hospital- they found out it was an inner ear infection so we brought her home and when I cooked dinner, I took her some as well so she wouldn't be up trying to cook for herself. I have finally managed to get some housework done today but we have to go to Walmart tomorrow and get a new vaccuum because ours doesn't work anymore. I got the kitchen and the living room done and tomorrow I need to do the laundry. I'm so tired but I always wind up staying up after Shayna goes to bed so I can do stuff then. Well, there's really not a whole lot more to write about, so I think I am going to try to go to bed, we have a busy day tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

nap time

David's mom is still in the hospital and they aren't going to be releasing her until they find out exactly what's wrong. She is going to be having a catscan in the next few days so hopefully she won't be in there too long. We will probably go see her again today.

Shayna is doing really well and she's growing up so fast. She slept until 8:30 this morning and is now taking a nap. Sometimes I look at her and still can't believe that I'm a mommy, she is so perfect and beautiful, she has started laughing and I swear I get teary eyed every time I hear her.

Well, the insurance people finally called us yesterday about the trailblazer and they sent a wrecker out to pick it up, it's getting a new hood and the entire grill has to be replaced, along with some other things under the hood. The dealership is probably going to be giving us a loaner car until ours is fixed which will be so great since that means we won't have to keep using mom's car.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

same stuff, different day

Well, David's mom is still in the hospital, but we are going to go see her again as soon as he wakes up. I did find out that Shayna is allowed in the room with us though, which is good because it really cheered mom up yesterday. I didn't think they would allow her to be in the room because most hospitals have rules against babies that small being in there, but all the nurses were really nice and they just thought she was the cutest thing ever.
They still don't know exactly what's wrong with mom and they aren't going to release her until they find out and she stops getting dizzy.
The stupid insurance company is really starting to get under my skin. The guy was out here last week to look at the car and they still can't get a hold of the insurance adjuster for the estimates to get it fixed, it has been over a week and it should have already been in the shop by now. We are having to drive mom's car because it's the only thing big enough to haul all 3 of us.
So, on to another matter that's pissing me off- I was due for my period yesterday and it still isn't here; now, if I were pregnant, I would be extremely happy about that, but I'm not. So now I have to wait for that stupid thing to come and go so I can figure out my fertile days and we can try again. Well, I'm going to go for now. Shayna is napping and I need to do laundry.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Boring day

Well my day was started by a paramedic banging on my door at 6:45. My MIL had pressed her life alert button because she was dizzy and throwing up, so he was asking for David to go over there (we live next door). They wound up taking her to the hospital just to be on the safe side. David went to the hospital and I stayed home because I know they wouldn't let me in there with a 4 month old baby, and I really didn't want to be stuck in the waiting room. they ran some blood work on her and the electrolytes in her heart are low so they are keeping her overnight for observation. Her doctor just recently took her off of her heart medicine because she was doing really well, but this may be a side effect of it; we'll know more tomorrow after the doctor sees her.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Had fun today

Well, today David and I took his mom to Cincinnati so we could do some shopping. We went to Bass Pro World and looked at their camping stuff for our trip to Gatlinburg in August; that store is always fun to go and look around in. Then we went to the mall and walked around, I'm so happy because Shayna was really good today; for the past three days she has been really cranky because she wouldn't take a nap, but when you put her in the car, she's out like a light, so all that driving around did some good and she took a couple naps today. We also made a trip to Babies R Us and I swear that store is like my favorite place- I could spend hours in there.

David and I are also trying for another baby now; we want them close in age and we only want two. I know we probably didn't conceive on our first cycle of trying, in fact I took a pregnancy test and it was negative but it also could have been too early since I tested 3 days before Aunt Flo is due, so we'll just have to wait and see, like I said, I highly doubt it so we'll have to keep trying.

Here lately, I've became addicted to the Soapnet channel and I'm watching a lot more of them, I guess I'm turning into that typical SAHM, lol. I used to only watch Passions and I swear it's my guilty pleasure- the show is so cheesy and dramatic, but it just sucks you in. All the other ones I'm having a hard time following the storylines and figuring out what's going on, but General Hospital seems relatively easy to follow and I really like it, speaking of which, it's getting ready to come on so I'll write more in a few days or so.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Well I'm getting really excited about our trip to Gatlinburg at the end of August. We are taking David's mom with us because she's never been there, or anywhere big for that matter. We were going to get a cabin, but they are just too expensive and we really wouldn't of had any money left over to do anything with so we decided to take our camper down there and stay at the same campground that we stayed at last year when we got married. We are also going to go to Cherokee, NC again to go to the indian reservation, which is awesome because I got some great pics of that area last year.

On to this morning, I really hate deer. David totalled our malibu that we did have less than 2 months ago when he hit a deer,

so we got a trailblazer. Well, this morning he hit another deer coming home from work, I swear I hate those animals anymore. They are so out of control here it's ridiculous. So now we have to wait for that car to be fixed and it's untelling how long it will take. Well, I'm off to get Shayna, she's screaming her head off.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Shayna's first night in her own room

Well, I decided that tonight is the night to move Shayna out of our room and into her own room in her crib. For the past 3 nights, she has been waking up crying and squirming around her bassinet, and she just looked so uncomfortable so I went ahead and made the transistion; she's just about to exceed the weight limit on the bassinet anyway, and I'm not used to her waking up like that. She's been sleeping 12-14 hrs a night since she was like 7 weeks old and I'm trying to get her back on track. Knock on wood, she has been doing well so far, but she's only been asleep for about 30 minutes now. I also dressed up in her foo-foo dress today and she was so adorable. I know she'll probably never actually wear that dress anywhere because it just isn't practical, but I still had to get some pics of her in it.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Shayna and her pool

Well, this past weekend, I finally left Shayna so David and I could go to the Big and Rich concert. I had a really good time, and they put on one hell of a show. Afterwards, we got some dinner and then picked her up from my moms and went home. We also got a pool and she loves it!! I got her a float and she loves to just swim around in it- i think she's going to be a little waterbug like her mama. David and I also decided to take a trip to Gatlinburg this August and I cant wait for that .

Friday, June 8, 2007

yard sales!!

I must say that I love yard sales! I have found so many clothes for Shayna at the best prices, and you'd never know that they had ever been worn, and toys galore, lol. I'm so tired, I spent all night doing laundry last night and had to get up early this morning. I need to go and put away all the massive amounts of clothes that I have bought for her and then I'm going to bed.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

slow day

Well, I have officially decided to do away with my myspace acct. It has caused too many problems with my pc, and I'm tired of dealing with it. I don't need all that fancy crap on there anyways; all I need is a place where I can post pics and write so my friends can keep up with me, and I'm pretty happy with this blog thing I got going on so this is where I'll be coming now, but other than that today was a typical day around here. My hubby and I went to a couple yard sales where I found a bunch of 3-6 months and 6-9 month clothes for Shayna- it was fill a bag for a $1.00 and I stuffed two bags full of anything and everything that she could grow into. We came home and I made jambalya for dinner, which I think I might be paying for right now, lol. I have managed to get the house clean and catch up on my laundry after I put Shayna to bed. Well, that's pretty much it for now. I'm going to go watch some tv and then hit the bed.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

what a day!

So, today was a not so good one with Shayna. First off, she has a routine/schedule and if it's broken it gets her all off track, so my sister-in-law (that I'd never even met) decided she was going to pop by unannounced this morning around 10:30. Well, Shayna is always sleeping around this time and this morning she was sleeping in her swing when my lovely sister-in-law decided she was going to go over there and wake her up which really made Shayna mad, (oh and I had told her that I just got Shayna to sleep, which should have been a hint, but no) so I've been dealing with an extremly cranky baby all day because she didn't get her nap in this morning and fought sleep the rest of the day, but she finally went to sleep for the night around 9:00 so i'm just catching up on my message boards and everything now, but other than that, it was an ok day; we had to go to Madison to do some grocery shopping and then came home. well, I'm off to do some cleaning.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Shayna's montage

i got kind of got bored so I decided to play around with this page some more and i created a montage of our baby girl; isn't she so pretty? The only thing that I don't like about it is that the song runs out before the pics are done going through; it was supposed to repeat itself, but oh well.

My baby is 3 months old today

I can't believe how fast Shayna is growing up already, she is 3 months old today, she eats baby food and is teething already. It seems like I was just in the hospital having her yesterday. It's so funny because I never even wanted a baby until I met David, and now we're trying for the next one, lol. I love being a stay at home mom, even though it is kind of stressful at times

new here

so, this is my first entry on here, and I'm kind of just testing the waters to see if I like it or not. I really need a place to go other than Myspace because it has caused nothing but trouble on my computer. It's 8:25 in the morning and I'm tired so I'll write more later.