Its been a few days since I've posted so I thought I would update a little on my life in general.
Gallbladder Issues - First lets start out by letting you all know that while I was pregnant with my son my gallbladder decided to go kapooey on me. If any of you have ever had a gallbladder attack you know how painful they can be. I was about 4 months along when I had my first one and I thought for sure that I was miscarrying. It hurt so bad I was curled up in a ball on the floor in the bathroom occasionally hanging my head over the toilet and vomiting. The only way I know to describe the pain is that it feels like someone was taking a serrated knife and stabbing me through the chest and out my back combined with nausea. I went to the emergency room and they couldn't figure out what was wrong with me, they suggested that it might be heartburn so we stocked up on antacids. Over the next few months the "attacks" became more and more frequent and the antacids did NOTHING to help. I went to the ER again when I was 8 months pregnant and this time they did an ultrasound and found multiple gallstones but told me there was nothing they could do about it while I was pregnant unless it became an emergency situation. They sent me home with vicodin. The last few weeks of my pregnancy were the worst with an attack at least every other day. Then I had my son and they all but vanished. Its been six months and I've had only two minor ones since then. Well on Monday I went to see a surgeon about it because we are planning to get pregnant again and I REALLY don't want to go through that again. He scheduled me to have it removed Jan 5th.
Baby Boy Stuff - The baby's next Dr appt is on Friday so we get to see how much the little chunker weighs now. Everyone says he is so tiny but they don't have to lug the guy around! LOL
Hair - My friend Valarie and I went to get our hair cut today. Every time I go in I tell them that I want something different with a lot of layers but I always end up with the same haircut I had before only shorter so this time I explained that to the girl and she was totally up for the challenge of giving me a new look. You can see the before here in this picture (I'll explain next what the picture is of.)
and here are a few after shots...
Alex - Ok, now to explain that first family picture. My stepson Alex is 11 years old and for extra credit in school he wrote a paper on what it meant for him to be an American citizen. The paper was then submitted to an essay contest and he won first prize for Lake County, so then the essay is sent on to the state level and he won again! I believe it is currently in Nationals but we won't know how he did until some time in January. The picture is of the family at his award dinner in his honor where they presented him with a savings bond. In the photo is me, my husband and the kids.
FREEBIE! - You had to read through (or scan) all of that and now you get your reward! Today's Freebie is a cute little set of 4 Christmas Chipboard Tiles. Please leave a comment if you Download these and enjoy!
*Special thanks to Atomic Cupcake for use of their chipboard action.*