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I am Steph! I am a 30-something mom and wife. I am Bi-Polar. I am an Autism mom. I work full time outside the home. I overcommit myself every single day. I sometimes wonder how my husband puts up with me on a day to day basis. I have 2 children, one neuro-typical and one not so neuro-typical. I am a hot mess. I am Steph.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Flippies!! Oh no....Cady's vocab is rubbing off on me....

I participated in the Second Annual Bloggy Flip Flop Exchange @ The Texas Darlings and received a package from Jen @ Moments in Time yesterday!

In the package I got a great new pair of brown beaded flip flops, a recipe for their families favorite Pecan Pie and a bag of Pecan halves to make the pie!  Hmmm.....I guess this means Im going to have to brave the kitchen that I have been avoiding since my fire incident last week.....


Please PLEASE please ignore my super swollen preggo feet and my lack of a pedicure!  I will be taking care of the pedicure in a few weeks, however, I think the swelling wont go away until Sept....So, until then, I will have an AWESOME new pair of flippies staring at me and laughing because I can not fit my giant feet in them! But, at least I have something to look forward to next summer!  A brand new pair of flip flops curtesy of Jen!  

Thank you for Becca letting me be a part of this!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Can I get a WHOO-HOO!!!

The best thing I can say to describe this picture is: 

3rd Trimester!!!!! WHOO-HOO!!!!!

We have FINALLY hit the homestretch in our journey to becoming a family of 4!  I can honestly say that it feels like I have been pregnant FOREVER!  One of the best things that I have to look forward to now is that I have less than 12 weeks to go until I get to cuddle my baby boy instead of feeling him ninja kick all over the place inside me!  

I normally just update you with a picture and maybe just a small milestone or something but this time I'm gonna let you know how I'm REALLY feeling!  

*If you haven't noticed, I'm a big as a house....
*I'm running out of clothes to wear.....I've tried to convince myself that they are shrinking but in reality....I am growing!
*I'm to the point where I can't really shave my legs very well, You can't say I didn't warn you....
* I'm bloated.
*My feet are swelling.
*I've developed a bout of insomnia.
*I spend more time in the bathroom then any other room in the house.
*I'm starving all the time.
*And I'm pretty sure that Nathan is awake and kicking me 23 of the 24 hours in a day!

So, there ya have it....The joys of being pregnant! 

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Thank You Very Much!

~Thank You Very Much to Mother Nature for punishing blessing us with all of the storms and rain that we have had in the last week....I really enjoy being up until after 1:00 am watching the news to see if we are still under a Tornado Warning or not.

~Thank You Very Much Cady for being awake from 1:00am-3:00am the other day for what apparently was no reason at all.  If you are going to be awake, I guess....thats fine, just please kick your dad instead of kicking me in the stomach all night, Baby brother Nathan and myself would greatly appreciate it!

~Thank You Very Much to God....No SERIOUSLY, THANK YOU for watching over us and keeping us safe as I was in the process of setting my kitchen on fire Tuesday night...

~Thank You Very Much to my oven for then burning my finger while cooking on Wednesday night....Im taking this as a sign to stop cooking!

For more TYVM check out Kmama and then try it yourself!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

We all LOVE Clearance!

A little plug from CadyMayDesigns!

We are having our first:

I have too much inventory and I need to sell some items so I have marked down over 20 items!  Come to CadyMayDesigns and check out our new Clearance Photo Album!  If you are interested in any items and are a Facebook member comment the picture with "SOLD" and I will contact you for further instructions.  If you are not a Facebook member but are interested in something feel free to email me at cadymaydesigns@gmail.com.  

Remember, even if you dont have little ones these make GREAT gifts too!


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Thank You Very Much!

Here's my first attempt at Free Therapy! :-) Besides my Blog anyways! 

*Thank You Very Much to my precious daughter who is going through some SEVERE terrible twos at this time for screaming at the top of her lungs for no reason at all.....multiple times this week! 

*Thank You Very Much to my hubbys work for choosing Fathers Day Weekend to have him start working 7 days straight for the next few weeks!  Overtime is wonderful but not when there is so much that we forget what each other looks like!

*Thank You Very Much to Emma (my neice that I babysit) who has become VERY clingy this week and wants to be held ONLY when Im doing something!  When it comes time to put her to sleep and cuddle with her all I get in return is a head butt!

*Thank You Very Much to my bathroom ceiling for STILL leaking even though we have 'fixed' it many times!  And to add to this, Thank You Very Much to Mother Nature for continuing with this random raining we keep getting!  We get it, we needed rain for a while but lets give it a rest for a little bit!! 

*And last but not this week, Thank You Very Much for all the creepers and carnies that I have already seen around town and the Water Festival doesnt even start until tomorrow!! 

To join in on our FREE Therapy visit Kmama!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Sneak Peek!

Thanks to Mimi @ He & Me + 3 for letting us know about a Flip Flop Exchange going on here I decided to join in the fun and press my luck at exchanging a pair of flip flops!  If you know me in real life you know that if Im not bare foot in the summer then I am wearing flip flops, this only seemed like a natural thing for me to join in on!  I was a little nervous at first because I tried a book exchange before where we were supposed to send one book and get up to 30 back from various participants and it failed miserably!  Some little child is now enjoying one of Cady's book while Cady did not recieve a SINGLE one!  I just keep telling myself that maybe the book I sent her is helping her to learn to read or learn to love books and reading....something anyways!  :-)

So, back to the Flip Flop exchange.....I got my email on Sunday with the name and address of the person I am to send flip flops too and their size so I ventured out to get some!  Me being the crafty person that I am decieded on a pair of plain brown ones so that I could decorate and jazz them up a bit myself and add a personal...or CadyMayDesigns touch if you will! Lol 

SO, I wanted to share with you my finished product! I hope that she will enjoy them just as much as I enjoyed making them!  I had some different ideas in my head when I started but after having a 2 year help out this is what we came up with!  My package will soon be going out (have to get it out by Sunday!) And HOPEFULLY I will be recieving a package of my own within the next week or so!  If not then I guess the joke is on me and someone in Texas will have a custom made pair of Flip Flops for the summer! 

Monday, June 14, 2010

26 Weeks!

We have hit 26 Weeks!  Only 2 more until 3rd Trimester and 14 more until our due date!!  YAY!!! 

I was going to write a little bit about the progress we have made at 26 weeks but Im honestly too pooped and think Ill go to bed instead!  Hope everyone had a great Monday and enjoy the rest of your week! 

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Double Digits!!

WHOO HOOO!!!!  Ive made it to the double digits!!  Only 99 more days to go until we meet our baby boy!!  

Well, hopefully only 99!  With Cady I went overdue 8 days! :-(

Hope everyone has a Wonderful Weekend!  Im off to get ready for my sisters Bridal Shower!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

I finally stepped out of my comfort zone!

So, I finally broke down and taught myself how to make a crochet Baby Beanie!  It was actually easier than I thought it would be, I was just afraid to actually try it!  So, without further a'do, here is the finished product!  (Keep in mind, this is my first time making anything other than a scarf and a blanket!)

I cant forget my plug!  If you are interested in ordering a customized Baby Beanie jump on over to CadyMayDesigns and let me know!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

24 Weeks!

(Taken from BabyCenter.com) Your baby's growing steadily, having gained about 4 ounces since last week. That puts him at just over a pound. Since he's almost a foot long (picture an ear of corn), he cuts a pretty lean figure at this point, but his body is filling out proportionally and he'll soon start to plump up. His brain is also growing quickly now, and his taste buds are continuing to develop. His lungs are developing "branches" of the respiratory "tree" as well as cells that produce surfactant, a substance that will help his air sacs inflate once he hits the outside world. His skin is still thin and translucent, but that will start to change soon.

Its hard to believe that something the size of an Ear of Corn can cause so much discomfort at night when Im trying to sleep!!  And also make me look as big as a house already!!  I am more exhausted then I have ever been!  With the combination of cooking a baby 24/7 and dealing with SEVERE terrible twos, Im ready for a nap!!  Yet, when I get to lay down to sleep my little acrobat starts performing!  4 more weeks and we are in the third trimester already!!  Time is flying!