Monday, March 15, 2010

She's Alive!!!

Hey all! I'm indeed alive! Yes I am! Thank you so much for all your well wishes.. it was a rough couple of days because of my head, but I think I'm ok now.
I got some of these from the doctor- it's the ONLY thing that works on my head! Seriously, drug me up Scottie!

Sadly my appetite took a nose dive and I literally have been snacking my way through the whole weekend. It's not a great thing because I know I need to eat up to get better! I tried to eat a normal sized meal last night and ended up with tea in bed at 8pm because my stomach hurt so bad. I've had some good snacks though!

The Funky Monkey dried bananas are the only way I can eat bananas. The other day I mentioned that I can't eat alot of fresh fruit- here is the low-down on that. I have Oral Allergy Syndrome. You may think this is a get out of jail free card for "other things" (GASP!!!!! Did she say THAT?!) But really -it's more annoying than anything. Strawberries, grapes (red and green), blueberries, pears, pineapple, bananas, and raspberries, and apples with the skin still on all make my mouth burn and my lips tingle! Click on the link for the Wikepedia definition of OAS.. I try to avoid eating those foods if they are raw- cooked (or dried) is ok for me. It really sucks around holidays (pies.....) and in the summer, who doesn't love freshly sliced pineapple on a hot day? Or at any other time... ummmmm strawberries dipped in chocolate and whipped cream anyone?? I stick with the fruit that causes me NO issues! Cantaloupe. Watermelon. And clementines. Yeppppppp. That's it! Needless to say, this causes a lot of drama while food shopping!

Alright moving right along to the fun stuff! Two things from the weekend- I saw a baby and the Peanut kicked ass in a Pinewood Derby!
Remember when I went out with my friends and was going to tell them about my miscarriage and instead my friend announecd that she was pregnant??? (new readers, this was on my old blog) Well, here is that baby. Look at that face!

The Peanut is going to make a great big sister one of these days!
Moving along again!
Every year the Peanut's youth group at church does a Pinewood Derby. To you non- moms with sons in Boy Scouts (i.e. all my readers...) it's a car race! Here they carve out cars out of wooden blocks (a church member makes ALL of them after the kids design them on paper) and the kids paint them up and then race them down this fancy track.

The Peanut won ALL three of her heats her car was in, but it was not enough to place in the top three- her car was not fast enough! Sheesh! Darn rules! I would have let her win!

Here is her car- the green bunny!

Well that's all for right now I think! Tonight is dance class.. I'm signing up for a workshop in April- to learn more salsa.... whoooo! I'm getting back to work in this dreary awful rain. Seriously Mother Nature... send some sunshine to NE, it's been raining for days!


  1. I'm glad you're alive!
    I'm so sorry you can't eat fruit.
    I would probably cry, although I love dried fruit, so at least you can eat that.
    My brother used to do derby races, they're so fun!

    Glad youre feeling better!
    Your blog is so refreshing :)

    Love, Andy

  2. Oh, that totally blows about no fruit!!! Have you tried the freeze dried fruit before, from Costco? I am mildly obsessed with it!

    Congrats to peanut for winning!!!
    Glad you're drugged up and on your way to feeling better!!

  3. I'm glad you're feeling better! That's such a great feeling when you can get to the Dr and they give you meds that work!!

    Ahem, I know what derby races are from my brother who was in boy scouts thankyouverymuch! ;)

  4. ahh no fruit? glad you're feeling better. wow, that is so sad about the miscarriage/pregnancy announcements. but that baby is such a cutie!

  5. I love the Peanut's car!

    And I'm glad you're feeling better. Take care of yourself.

    Oral Allergy Syndrome--I laughed so hard--come on, you know you've used it as an excuse. J/k :)

    Anyway, I'm glad you got to see the baby, so cute, and I hope you're ok and that it wasn't too hard for you. **hugs**

    And how I know what you're thinking all the time? I'm just psychic like that :)

  6. Glad you're feeling better!!!

    I used to have the same allergy thing, but it's gone now! I'm not complaining though... I used to not be able to drink wine, eat watermelon, and lots of other weird things...

    that baby is adorable! In baby-related news, I went to my first ever baby shower this past week-end :)

  7. aw, baby is super cute. i seriously can't believe that much time has passed already! peanut does look too cute :) she definitely should have won that car race!!!

  8. Yay, glad you're back! Man, I've never heard of such an allergy must truly suck! Aw, I'm sorry...

    Wow...I can imagine how hard it must have been to be hit with that news when you had your own sorrow regarding the same issue. At least, I think you look happy seeing the baby. And Peanut is there to soak up all your love! :-)

  9. I´m glad you´re back ;)
    Amazing pics, as always!
    Thanks SO MUCH for all the love and support, girl!
    Thank God you feel better now :)
    Have a terrific Thursday!

  10. You know what I think... God does things in his own time. I'm not saying that I think God made you have a miscarriage (I'm not!) but I'm saying that when you and C have a baby I don't want ANYTHING hanging over your heads, and I want you both to be there to soak up every minute of the joy! I LOVE YOU!