Tuesday, March 24, 2009


***There are too many March birthdays!!!!! 7 birthdays, I tell you 7 birthdays we will have been invited to and attended by the time this month is over! 3 of which are this upcoming weekend. With this said....I have decided that I do not want a March baby, so Chad and I will be skipping the month of June to conceive. There is just no need for the Finch family to add another birthday to the mix. Now don't get me wrong I am very honored to be invited or I should say Charli has been invited to 7 parties this month. but I am starting to feel burned out a bit and when April comes around I will be able to take a break from all the cake, presents, balloons and everything else that comes along with childrens birthday parties.
***All the children in my daycare including my own, had horrible coughs and runny noses last week. Noboby had a lack of energy with all the symptoms going around, so I felt like I was in the clear, because all last week I felt very healthy. Well come Saturday I started getting a sore throat and a cough. Then Monday morning I woke up with a full blown cold and it has carried into today. I am really hoping to kick this cold soon, hopfully by the weekend for those 3 birthday parties we will be attending.
***Also I woke up with a kink in my neck last Tuesday and it has carried into this week. Since having this kink, headaches have come on all day and nothing seems to be helping them. I have tried ibuprofin, excedrine, and aleve. My good friend Babette who is a massage therapist treated me to a massage on Saturday, hoping to help my kink go away but the kink is still there. So not fun and I never usually deal with body pain. I just want my neck to be back to normal soon.
***I have been dealing with some hormone issues this year and have been talking with with my midwife, Ellie about all of this. She had me take a saliva test to look at my estrogen, progesterone and cortisol levels. I took the test in February and when we got the results back, Ellie reviewed them with me and said that my estrogen and cortisol levels were normal but my progesterone levels were in the post menopausal range and almost at a zero. I should be reading in the premenopausal range which is 0.1 to 0.5, I am at .05. So Ellie recommended that I supplement with progesterone and also see an acupuncturist. So currently I am supplementing and seeing an acupuncturist. It has also been recommended that Chad and I take a break from trying to get pregnant for a while, which I am actually fine with and glad to have the pressure off for a while. I really don't know when we will start trying again, maybe after June or even after Charli starts school in August. I really like the idea of getting her settled in school and into a good school routine and then focus on getting pregnant. I am really proud of myself for being so carefree with the whole adding to our family, and I am such a believer in "it will happen when it is meant to happen" and this one "everything happens for a reason"
***Charli and I are planting seeds today for our garden. We will be planting carrots, tomatos big and small size, beets, squash, green beans, lettuce and cucumbers. I also bought a pack of sunflower seeds. I am planning to plant these in Charli's garden up against the fence and once grown to peak heigth they will be 6 to 7 ft high. I can't wait to see what Charli thinks of these huge flowers.
***I am finally catching up on my heaps and heaps of laundry. And my bathroom so needs a good cleaning but that is just not going to happen today.
***The other day Chad and Charli were peeing. Chad on the regular toilet and Charli on her little on next to the big potty. She looked over at Chad and said "Daddy I like your penis." Chad was speechless.....needless to say! Gotta love kids.
***Charli gets great enjoyment out of saying POOP, BUTT, STUPID, and sticking her tongue out at people. All of which are not things that are allowed in our house and she knows it. Gotta love that 4 1/2 yr old power.
***Green Baby Expo is fast approaching.....3 months to be exact, but who's counting. I have so many new products to add to my line and not enought time.

***Overall things are good in my life and I have a lot to be thankful for. It's just that at times, when I step back and take a look at what is going on and what I am trying to balance, I get overwhelmed. That is when I feel out of control. I really try to live in the moment and just day by day and that seems to help me not get overwhelmed.