Haha... you can stalk me, but only my journal... we're so done having kids! lol (7 is PLENTY)
Ryan and Rachael
Parents to Chase, Abby, Hunter, Rachel, Caleb, Hannah & Nate
~Remembering sweet baby Oliver, born to Heaven October 20, 2009, & keeping Carole in our prayers~
Either AF is fixing to show... or you're pregnant. That chart of yours is looking beautiful!
I'm thinking AF is right around the corner (I hope). I've had the strangest cycle so far. I don't know if you've noticed all the positive opks on my chart including a lot of random spotting. I'm thinking my body is still wacky from the m/c I just had. I'm really hoping my next cycle will be back to normal so I can have a better chance at getting pregnant.
(oh and I know I said I wouldn't but I tested this morning anyway....hehe....bfn)
Yesterday I decided to try out the 2 hour Crest 3D white strips since I'm a pretty big fan of the Crest 3D Professional Effects white strips. Whoa....BIG mistake! I left the strip on for an hour and 45 minutes instead of 2 hours since I was getting pretty hungry. When I took the strips off my teeth didn't look that much whiter...meh...whatever...moving on. About 5 hours later, my teeth started feeling a bit sensitive. Okay...I can handle sensitive....30 minutes later I was feeling the most excruciating pain ever. I mean, I've never felt this kind of pain on my teeth..ever. WTF!!! I took some Advil....no help. I was sweating and running a fever and even the slightest bit of cool air hitting my skin made my teeth throb. I couldn't even talk without crying. I wanted to kill myself. I wanted to rip my teeth out and shoot them. I finally took some Tylenol PM and I must have passed out. I woke up this morning and the pain is mostly gone. Thank goodness. I will NEVER use these useless things again. NEVER!
OMGosh, how awful! Ugh, note to self - never try Crest White Strips. I'm glad that you are feeling better today. I can't believe after all that they didn't even make your teeth much whiter.
-Alissa, mom to Tristan (5) and Reid (the baby!)
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7. Visit a State Park
On Saturday we decided to go to Bastrop State Part instead of Enchanted Rock because we wanted to do a favor for my MIL (long story). It was a beautiful day yesterday...I think it was only about 93 degrees and slightly breezy so it was a pretty day for a hike! We hiked about 7.5 miles and it took us 4 hours since we had our little pup and he was slowing us down a little. I thought I was going to be panting and dying the whole way but the only hard parts were when I had to hike uphill. I guess I'm not that out of shape! Haha! By the end of the hike I was beat! I slept like a baby last night. It felt great to get out and hike again, I've really missed it. Oh yeah, I also have a weird farmer's tan...
Not a lot of pics....I didn't take my camera. I don't even know why I bothered buying a DSLR since I never use it!
Beginning of the trail
Atom says Hi!
Tall pine trees
1.Try two new recipes a week
Recipe 1 of 2 Fish Chowder
Mmmm....this was so good! It was super easy to make too!
Everything in the pot
Chicken stock added
Boil and add cream (I used half and half)
5. Re-read the Earth’s Children novels
I started reading The Clan of the Cave Bears! 3 chapters down....a lot more to go!
Yummy! Raspberries and Strawberries stuffed with cheesecake filling! 97 calories per serving...I'm in heaven....off to go watch CSI!
Yum, I'll take some of those! And looks like your temps are on the way back down. bummer.
Rachael, yes, my temps are going back down and I started spotting this morning! I'm actually really relieved. I've had a really strange cycle so I want to get back to "normal" before ttc again.
Oh, the strawberries and raspberries were delish! Hubby loved them as well….I’m going to have to make more soon!
1.Try two new recipes a week
Recipe 2 of 2 Alissa's Stuffed Pepper Casserole
I loved this recipe….so much that I ate 1/3 of the pan! It was pretty simple to make which is a huge plus! My hubby loved it too. Thanks Alissa!
Veggies all ready to go....
Cooking the meat and veggies
Mixing everything together
In the oven
All done! Yum!
I finally got around to watching The Social Network a few nights ago and the movie pretty much confirmed all the reasons why I dislike facebook. The movie was entertaining though....
I've been really lazy the past couple of days. I'm blaming it on AF. Now that she is gone, I have no excuse! ~sigh~
I can't believe how cold it is outside! It is about 50 degrees! Just a few days ago it was a hundred degrees and I was wearing cutoff shorts and flip flops!
I've been shopping like a mad woman this weekend! Ugh!
You know how I have a very small shopping addiction? Especially with shoes? Well, the funny thing is....I HATE shopping for sneakers. I don't know why, I just do. I hate it with a passion. I must have tried on hundreds of pairs and I even purchased a pair but in the end I ended up returning them. I really NEED to buy a new pair but I just can't seem to find a pair I like. I guess the search continues....good thing I only buy sneakers every 3 years or so....
I had a very scary thought yesterday. Out of no where, I thought to myself "I guess it wouldn't be so bad to be childless for another couple of years". Um....hmmm.....okay? lol...~shrug~ Dunno....I'm not going to disect that one right now.
So, I think my AF has changed since having 2 miscarriages. My cramps are not anywhere near as painful as they used to be. I remember being doubled over in pain the first day of heavy AF but now I just have mild dull cramps. Weird....
I really need to get a haircut. I was hoping to get one today but dang it, they are closed today.