Friday, November 19, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Carson is 5 months old. Where is the time going??? He has been rolling over for about a month now, he puts his foot in his mouth every time you undress him. He loves his crib and will coo and smile all the time. He is such a happy baby and so EASY! He never cries, and so again I have been blessed with a wonderful spirit who is nothing but happy and makes everyone smile. Love you little man, you make mommy smile!
Posted by Sherrie at 10:42 AM
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
There was an add in the newspaper to enter to win a makeover, all you had to do was write why you deserve a makeover. My mother and sister also entered in my behalf, and I WON! They called me and I was so happy I cried! I am not ashamed to post pictures of my before, even though it is embarrassment, but after hours, I mean hours of alot of work and it was fun. I sat there and let her do whatever her heart desired except for blue hair. She was so great and sympathetic to my loser look but promised she would make me "sexy" again! I also got my makeup done professionally! SO, Friday at the Just For Her show at Weber State I sat on stage, my beautiful sister in law helped watch the kids and was so amazing to support me in this great adventure. She took pictures and while on stage they cute and styled in front of a conference room full of ladies. They showed the before pictures and then I was in person the after! OH MY GOODNESS, I could hear gasps and applause! It was amazing feeling. I wanted to cry! I LOVE IT! At first I wasn't so sure about being so dark, but I LOVE IT! It is something I would have never done to myself, so what a blessing this is! something new! something fresh! and yes SEXY! Goodbye old lady sherrie, HELLO 23 year old HOTT MAMA! :) I will post more pictures later of the event! But here is AFTER
Posted by Sherrie at 10:49 AM
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
If you haven't read the story in the newspaper, or heard on the news, or the radio then you can read it here! I was mowing the lawn over 2 weeks ago, as I was mowing along the very back fence a big snake lunged at me, and I kicked and felt a horrible sting in my leg, it felt like I had been stung by lots of hornets. I felt the snake hanging on my pants and I started to run, but the time I had the nerve to turn around and look, I could see the last 2 feet slithering away toward the field. The only description I had was it was big and brown. To make a long story short, I woke up my boys and drove to the clinic by our house, after all I wasn't having difficulty breathing or massive problems, I thought it was minor since I did not know what kind of snake it was. The clinic gave me a look over and sent me home with a band-aid and told me I would be fine, so in all honesty I was quite glad I didn't over-react and go to the hospital and was happy that we saved money!
Unfortunately that night my leg was stinging so bad, swelling and red- very read and hot to touch. I woke up numerous times and worried something was wrong with my leg. My mom called and worried me even more about the fact that the only snakes with fangs are poisonous, and the only snake here is rattlesnakes. Well, I packed up the boys and went to the ER and the doctors were very concerned and told me it was serious and I had an infection and they gave me a few antibiotics and a shot. They determined it was a rattlesnake and said the fangs did not go into my muscle and how lucky I am to be alive. I was there for awhile, my sister kept me calm by sending text messages and calling me. I kept it together, and dealt with rashes, hives and fevers. But the antibiotics did its job and my leg feels much better, it looks like a burn now, my check up they told me its because of the venom burned my skin. Gross! Anyways, the newspaper here called me and asked me questions, next day its in the paper... you can read the article HERE and that makes for another adventure! Don't you wish you were this lucky?
I appreciate the thoughts and prayers! I am blessed to be ok, and have such supportive family and friends. Love you all!
Posted by Sherrie at 11:29 AM
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Anyone looking for a inexpensive photographer that is awesome?? Of course you ARE! Well, I must say I am so impressed with Blue Eye Photography. Her name is Erin Anderson and she is absolutely wonderful, I couldn't be happier with her work and her artistic eye! AND this is the best time to get family pictures done for those Christmas cards. I cannot wait to get our family pictures done! Check her out on facebook or here is her website, http://blueeyedphotography1.blogspot.com
Posted by Sherrie at 6:07 PM
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
WINNER WINNER chicken dinner! Ok, so who doesn't like to get free stuff? I DO! If you asked Tom what I do when I stay up late, it would be surfing the net for giveaways, and free stuff! And to my surprise I WON a giveaway! The Dress Up Drawer is full of giveaways and cute stuff! To visit the website Go HERE
I won a tooth holder for my little guy to put his teeth when the tooth fairy comes. CUTE right? I think this is a cute idea! Go here to see more.
I love free stuff.. we are totally rocking the free coupons, free samples and all sorts of FREE stuff. I must take a picture and do another post! I get so excited about all this. hehe :)
Posted by Sherrie at 8:33 AM
Monday, August 16, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Posted by Sherrie at 4:23 PM
Monday, August 2, 2010
Going back to school. Yes, going back for a third time. Third time is a charm right? I want to get it done, and actually accomplish something that will benefit my family. I am a little nervous that I might get lazy and start making excuses to why I dont want to put in the effort, but I figure I know myself enough to know that I will do that, and that way I can put a stop to it, maybe refresh myself with this knowledge by reading this post when I do start to get lazy and say NO- DON'T DO IT... DO YOU WANT YOUR PARENTS IN A NURSING HOME? That will be a good reminder, not only do I love my parents but I KNOW what happens in nursing homes.... ok. Wish me luck.
Posted by Sherrie at 2:10 PM
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Time goes by way to fast, but these precious little boys are growing fast, so I thought I would share some recent pictures we got done, I had to scan them in so they dont do justice on here, but I CANNOT believe how grow up my little 2yr old looks... its amazing! Oh happy memories! :) I LOVE my BOYS! SO handsome!
Posted by Sherrie at 5:38 PM
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
I cried like a baby when I watched this video.. I needed to hear it, I needed to hear this message more then you'll ever know, so much so that I am going to share it with you!
Posted by Sherrie at 1:13 PM
Sunday, July 11, 2010
I am very behind blogging but here is the little man. I am so happy my labor was fairly easy and such a fast and good delivery. I had him June 14th and at 3:38pm he weighed 8 pounds and 5 ounces and 21 inches long. He is such a GOOD baby and we are so blessed that he is ok after everything we (him and I) have been through. I LOVE MY BOYS!
Posted by Sherrie at 12:43 PM
Monday, March 8, 2010
WE ARE MOVING! We bought our first home. We are so excited to have our own home. Tom graduated from Weber State and got a nice job at the DATC. He is staying on at UPS for the benefits, and he works at Gold's gym as well.. so he is keeping busy with his 3 jobs, but it shouldn't be too much longer with his schedule. We love him and glad he is keeping me home to look after our little one and keep myself healthy while pregnant. I am excited and cannot wait to sit in that jetted tub :) Buying a home is stressful but we took advantage of the 8000.00 tax credit. :) Lots of blessings and something to look forward to while I keep my mind of my broken body!
Posted by Sherrie at 11:09 AM
Friday, February 26, 2010
Its been a long road, and its comforting to find people's blogs or stories about women who have had this condition and learning about how people cope, and how I can better cope with the emotional stress along with all the physical stress. Like most medical conditions, you never really learn about it until it effects you or someone you know. I thought I would share some of what I have learned...
What Is Hyperemesis Gravidarum?
HG is a debilitating and potentially life-threatening pregnancy disease marked by rapid weight loss, malnutrition, and dehydration due to unrelenting nausea and/or vomiting with potential adverse consequences for the newborn(s).
Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is a severe form of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy. It is generally described as unrelenting, excessive pregnancy-related nausea and/or vomiting that prevents adequate intake of food and fluids. If severe and/or inadequately treated, it is typically associated with:
- loss of greater than 5% of pre-pregnancy body weight (usually over 10%)
- dehydration and production of ketones
- nutritional deficiencies
- metabolic imbalances
- difficulty with daily activities
HG usually extends beyond the first trimester and may resolve by 21 weeks; however, it can last the entire pregnancy in less than half of these women. Complications of vomiting (e.g. gastric ulcers, esophageal bleeding, malnutrition, etc.) may also contribute to and worsen ongoing nausea.
There are numerous theories regarding the etiology of hyperemesis gravidarum. Unfortunately, HG is not fully understood and conclusive research on its potential cause is rare. New theories and findings emerge every year, substantiating that it is a complex physiological disease likely caused by multiple factors.
Diagnosis is usually made by measuring weight loss, checking for ketones, and assessing the overall condition of the mother. If she meets the standard criteria and is having difficulty performing her daily activities, medications and/or other treatments are typically offered.
Treating HG is very challenging and early intervention is critical. HG is a multifaceted disease that should be approached with a broad view of possible etiologies and complications. When treating mothers with HG, preventing and correcting nutritional deficiencies is a high priority to promote a healthy outcome for mother and child.The list of potential complications due to repeated vomiting or severe nausea is extensive, all of which may worsen symptoms. Common complications from nausea and vomiting include debilitating fatigue, gastric irritation, ketosis, and malnutrition. Aggressive care early in pregnancy is very important to prevent these and more life-threatening complications such as central pontine myolinolysis or Wernicke's encephalopathy.
Posted by Sherrie at 3:06 PM
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Where do I begin??? Let me start in October when I found out I was expecting, I didn't tell anyone but my brother and sister in law, we made cookies that spelled "Get ready 4 baby #2" and cupcakes with baby booties that my brother thought of, he is so talented ! And a cute sign that was so much fun! Erin was a trooper and made me even more excited because she was so enthusiastic.. it was contagious so we spent a good portion of the day. I WAS SO EXCITED to tell Tom, we were not trying to get pregnant, so it was a shock to me, and I knew he would be really shocked. I set up the cookies on the counter and had Kaden holding the sign, we heard him coming and we stood by the door, he opened the door and his first words were "Are you serious??" and "are you sure?" then he saw the cookies and smiled and kissed and hugged me! He was shocked, but very excited and it was perfect! Thanks Buddy and Erin couldn't have done it with out you... THEN the wave of "morning sickness" came.. but more severe then when I was pregnant with Kaden, I began going to the doctors office and getting on medication but it did not ease anything and soon by week 5 I couldn't hold any food down for a 72 hour period and noticed that I had been spotting bright red blood. I quickly run to the doctors and they hook me up to an IV and they hydrate me with bags of fluid and IV medication, I soon learned that the force of throwing up has torn my cervix, too much info I know... but hey... this is my journal and I might as well remember all this by writing it down right?? Anyways, after 2 weeks of going to the doctor severely dehydrated I was put on home health. I was getting a new IV every 4 days and giving myself medication and fluids twice a day. Then by week 12 I still could not keep anything down, and very dehydrated, I was poked 15 times by 4 nurses and told they could not continue to poke me and dig for veins so they called and had an emergency picc line placed. They feed a tube from your arm to about 2 inches above your heart. This was to be a permanent line until I was to get better and then it would be pulled, I wont lie it hurt SOOO bad the first few weeks because they stitch it in your arm and they have to make a small incision to place the tube, so the skin is so tender under your arm which made it very painful for a little while. Erin and my brother have made us meals, and Erin cleaned my house, she is a sweetheart! My mother and father came down to help me and take care of me, my dad made great food, and my mom stayed for a week to help me get better and it worked, I did better and enjoyed her company and help with the house work (laundry with Erin). After the pain passed I enjoyed the picc line and not getting poked anymore, it was very nice. The home health nurses came once a week now and cleaned and changed the dressing with rubbing alcohol, I hated getting the dressing changed because they would scrub the opening.. ouch! Unfortunately the picc line made it a little longer the a month, and got severely infected and a big blood clot. I was visiting my sister and she took me to the ER and they pulled the line, and my arm got HUGE and had a horrible rash. The blood clot was around the major vein restricting blood flow to my arm but was not an immediate threat. I was put on an antibiotic and sent home. Connie took great care of me, I soon returned home and slowly slipped back into throwing up everything... I went to the doctor and they were not sure what was causing more symptoms that were more severe, I couldn't keep down the antibiotic so they gave me a series of shots in my hips into my joints that were serum of antibiotic to kill the infection, by this point this was the most pain I have been in at one time! I cried... alot! I had to go back to IV's and on home health. The rash spread and continued to get worse, and continued to throw up so much I pulled on the muscles in my chest around my sternum. I started having contractions and was seen in the ER where I work, very embarrassing when you know everyone. I was so dehydrated that it caused my uterus to contract and they quickly hydrated me and did an MRI of my lower back because of the pain, and the possibility of having an infection wrapped around my spine. No infection on my spine, but they found that I have 2 herniated discs in my lower back that will get worse as the baby grows, and the cause of these herniated discs.... throwing up! Yes throwing up violently for a period of time will make you injured in places you never imagined! I was sent home on some pain pills and unanswered concerns that they cannot find the infection, a normal persons white blood count is 10, and pregnant ladt goes up but only no more then 12 or 13 count... mine is 18. And not a clue to why! Scary, but the baby measures a little small, but is doing awesome and has been a trooper through everything. Strong heartbeat and moving all over! I then continued to loose a lot of weight and ended up with no relief. I now am put on a feeding tube to get some nutrient and hydrated. A feeding tube is by far helping more then any other medical intervention so far, it is the most uncomfortable and causes horrible cramping then any other device, but I am doing better and that is already worth it. My condition is called hyperemesis, and it is rare and only effects 1% of pregnant women, and will get worse with every pregnancy no matter the sex of the baby. I took it very hard when the doctors told me that I will not have many more children, if any after this one. We found out we are having a BOY and just feel so blessed to have so much help and support, and that this little boy is still hanging in there and healthy to everyone's knowledge. Tom has been great support, and my ward has been bringing meals for my family (I cannot eat) and my father in law and mother in law have been helping so much with Kaden, taking him whenever I need, and bringing food, and medical supplies for me! I love you all.. Even though I cry and I complain sometimes about why it has to be so hard, it has been a very humbling and VERY selfless experience, my family has grown together, and my love has grown for my family. I have to say this unborn baby and I have bonded going through this together and I cant wait to hold him and kiss him for being so strong, he has held me together more then he will ever know. My family and their prayers have kept me going, and have performed miracles! I am due June 20th, and 20 weeks, it been along 20 weeks but we are hanging in there! I love you all.. and thank you so much!
Posted by Sherrie at 11:09 AM
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
I need to catch up! First, Christmas was great. We spent the day at the Kimber's and started the day before helping Kathy with breakfast casseroles, every year Kathy makes 6 or 7 breakfast (yummy) casseroles and invited everyone in the family to come over and eat Christmas Day, she does a lot of work, and it is a wonderful tradition. So Christmas Day started with presents for Kaden, he was so spoiled. He got a REAL FISH in a fish bowl and we put it in his room and HE LOVES his fish, he named him “baseball”. HA. Best 83 cents I have ever spent to see the look on his face! He also got a little powered four wheeler, coloring books, flash cards, more toys, puzzles, and a baseball glove just his size! At the Kimber’s we were so blessed, I received a cotton candy machine (AWESOME), clothes, stocking full of goodies and a basket full of presents! Together Tom and I got a night at a Marriot Hotel for anytime we need it, also movie tickets, my parents gave us money, maternity clothes for me, and a BEAUTIFUL wall hanging of Tom and I.. will post pictures later.. but beautiful mom! Kaden got clothes, bog boy underwear and toys, sleeping bag from my mom and dad, and Toms parents got him a big boy bed with sheets and a mattress, even a little pillow. Tom also gave me a really NICE camera and a gift spa package for a facial, massage pedicure and mud bath… 2 or 3 hours worth of pure heaven. I got Tom a few games. J I definitely made out on this year’s Christmas. It was GREAT! Then we went to Page onto surprise my mom and dad as we heard the news that Dad is first councilor in the bishop-rick. It was awesome and we enjoy every minute with mom and dad.. and it was fun to see Connie and Shane and their girlies. Time flew by again, and before I knew it my trip to see Connie arrived, I purchased 2 tickets for Kaden and I to go fly down to Vegas and spend time with my sister for a whole week… I forgot our car seat among many other necessities but the trip was great! I got to sleep in.. and Connie took great care of me. She made great food and pot roast! J We did a lot of things, went to a kids museum (the coolest thing I have ever seen for kids) and shopped some, Connie loves shopping with me! And we made a gingerbread house, the kids played while I enjoyed Emma… love that baby, she is so happy all the time! It was so great to be with my sister, and go to the Phantom of the Opera (BEST SHOW EVER) and get out of the snow! Loved the Vegas weather… it was just awesome! Ok I am about all caught up now.. lots of pictures below!
Posted by Sherrie at 1:20 PM