Wednesday, September 26, 2012

For all my country music listeners

Now, I am a country music fanatic! Through and through! Truthfully it's ALL I listen too! So the other day this song can on in the car, and I feel like he wrote this song about my marriage! SERIOUSLY! Every word is totally my husband. This is going to be a REALLY short blog entry, because it's about my bedtime...yes mom's have bedtime's too!! 
So Listen And Enjoy :) 

A reflection of the move

I never realized just how hard it would be to leave the girls that became "my other half's" while my husband was underway or deployed! I've been talking to them a lot lately and I realized moving is just a small part of this crazy military lifestyle. But you never understand just how hard it is until you've done it! You know, before I left I had friends move away either they were getting out of the Navy or just PCSing, and of course it was hard BUT I still had my other friends to lean on. This time it was me that was leaving, and not just saying goodbye to one person, but to every single person that helped me in one way or another! Washington was our home for almost 3 years. I left everything I knew, and my family to move there in January of 2010. Moving was not something I thought about after I moved there, It took awhile to get settled in, but once I did I knew I had the greatest friends EVER! I guess really the point I'm trying to make here is enjoy EVERY moment you have with the friends you make at one duty station because they could just be lifelong friends you could never picture your life without, and don't stop being their friends because of petty little arguments (because we all know SOMETIMES being married to the military is like being in high school AGAIN!) I mean for goodness sakes K stood by my side along with my husband when I gave birth to my Owen! And ending on that note, tonight is my first meeting with this new command, am I nervous?! OH YES!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

The weight struggle..

In High School, I was ALWAYS the "tiny girl" I was never over 120 lbs, I always was in the 120-110 zone. Well, my first pregnancy, my final weigh in was 200 lbs. Yes, I said it 200 lbs. I was in shock. Although, Christopher was a VERY large baby. He was 9 lbs 1 oz. Okay, so after I had him I set a goal for myself, I wanted to be "myself" again! Not this person pregnancy made me become. So, that goal was set and I was DETERMINED to make my 120 lbs show up on the scale again! So, 7 months later I was a whopping 145 lbs. I knew I was getting to my goal and it felt DAMN good. Well, life threw me a curve ball...a positive pregnancy test and so came along my baby boy Owen! Through that pregnancy I gained a whopping 15 lbs. Which was because I still "had a lot of weight left." So now here we are, 6 months postpartum and I'm back to the 140 range. I'm eating like I should, taking Advocare (if you haven't heard of it LOOK IT UP AND I MEAN IT!) LOL. And very much working out we're walking DAILY! I mean I do have a $700 jogging stroller, and that's NOT just going to hang out in the garage! I know it's going to take time, and I know my body will NEVER be the "same" again. But I'm ready to be comfortable again in my own body! Believe me, every pound I gained for my babyboy's were oh so worth it, but it's time for mama to be okay with the way she looks again! 

Friday, September 21, 2012

The underway cycle

As we prepare to gear up for yet another countless underway cycle and soon after another deployment. I have to ask myself where I'm going to find the strength to make it through another. Last time, I was surrounded by the greatest friends a girl could ask for who helped me through each step of the way INCLUDING a very UNEXPECTED pregnancy! This time I'm the "new girl" who hasn't met many people yet. I guess it's time to pull myself together and act like a "big girl"
I haven't found many people I really click with just yet, so I'm afraid of being alone this time around. My friends were what held me together when I was alone, sad, down or just for laughs and smiles. I remember last deployment having countless "dinner dates" with B and K, then we'd sit around and watch tv, make late night walmart runs, or just hang out and talk! I was FAR FROM ALONE with them around! Those girls held me together we were like the three musketeers! We were ALWAYS together! They weren't the only ones though, I had a list of friends that went on and on. I was NEVER alone, someone was ALWAYS just a phone call away, or a drive down the road!
I've met one person so far here, just I really click with, which I am so thankful for! I haven't felt very welcomed at all. I feel like I'm being such a crybaby through this. But being alone is my biggest fear through this! It's not like I can just pick up the phone and call my husband because I'm lonley or sad. See a girl needs friends. 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Getting adjusted

We're completely moved in, with about 15 more boxes to unpack.
My husband graduated from school last Friday, and we hit the road from Ohio back to Norfolk.
Longest drive EVER! The road departments decided it was a good idea to close down ALL the bridges, oh and including the tunnel for "routine maintenance" but really?! ALL OF THEM?! Couldn't they split it up? So we ended up being stuck in traffic for about 2 and a half hours! 
The boys are adjusting terrifically, I was pretty nervous about that! I know our oldest is just LOVING his new room and having all his things and big boy bed back!
And mama is LOVING having all her stuff back too ;) Once everything is unpacked and situated, I promise there will be pictures!
My husband checks into his new command tomorrow morning. It's been amazing having him back home, so it's hard to see him go back to the "normal Navy" we just need to make it through these next 2 years and we'll be okay! I mean when you really think about it, 2 years really isn't ALL that long. And then we'll go on shore duty and have our lives back to NORMAL! Ah, NORMAL! Yeah, we'll get through these 2 years! But, we have another round of underways and a deployment. But we WILL be okay! We've done it once. We've destroyed one deployment.....we can do it again! 
The boys are just growing away! Owen is now 6 months old! He's almost sitting up AND almost crawling! He's such a big happy boy! We've started solids and we're 6 months STRONG on nursing!!!! I didn't think we'd make it this far, honestly. You see with my first son, we only nursed until 2 and a half months, because I was not enough making milk to satisfy him. So this is a HUGE ACCOMPLISHMENT to make! 
Christopher is just learning new things EVERYDAY! His vocabulary is just expanding DAILY! I swear, he's so smart. He's learned how to count to 6, and we're currently on working on how to count to 20! (that is how many stairs are in our house!) We're planning on beginning the potty training experiance, we're not sure how this is going to go but he is VERY interested in it! He's going to be 2 in LESS then 2 months! This is nuts. It feels like JUST yesturday that I gave birth to him. Kids really grow way to fast! 
Well, I think that's really that's all that's new in our world! Until next time readers! :)

Sunday, September 9, 2012

So here we are!

We're officially moved into our NEW home in Norfolk :) 
Now, we're jus awaiting hubs to finish his schooling in Flordia! Which is this week! I'm so excited to finally be a family again, even if it is only for a little bit! But we always make the best of any time we have together!! 
If you remember reading my "you find out who your friends are blog" recently her and I broke off the friendship, and I figured I'd be hurt over it since we had been friends for so many years, but honestly I'm okay, I think I'm okay because I kinda knew for awhile that our friendship was nearing it's end! It was a very unhealthy friendship to continue on with. 
But right now it's just been unpacking and getting our home ready!! Once the house is complete I'll be sure to post photos! Im pretty happy with the house, it'll do until we find a rental home that makes us happy!! 
The boys are just getting bigger and bigger by the day! I can't believe our oldest is going to be 2 in November! Our youngest will be 6 months this upcoming Saturday! Kids grow up SO fast!!! 
But until next time :)