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Do All The Things.

Posted 21 Mar 2014 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business, blog bidnass, house stuffs

do-all-the-things

 

HI. How are you? That’s fabulous. Sorry to hear about your NCAA bracket getting blown in the first day. That’s tough.

Me? Oh, I’m okay. Just gestating a baby, getting our house ready to list again and dealing with family crises. And working.

You know, literally DOING ALL THE THINGS. AT ONCE.

It’s been a crazy few months in the land of me. Some good, some sad, some just meh. But always busy. Always doing something.

We’re re-listing our house in a couple weeks. This has included but is not limited to reallocating 3 rooms to different floors of the house, painting, plaster repair, and minor DIY plumbing repairs. You’d think since we were on the market 6 months ago we could just re-list, but a lot of shit can happen in that time-frame, including the eventual expansion of our family.

Speaking of, I’m 28 weeks pregnant right now. And already SO EFFING READY to be done. Yes, miracle of life blah blah. My vagina constantly feels like it’s falling out of my crotch and this kid is literally trying to punch his way out of my stomach. I could use a pair of regular-waisted sweatpants and a glass of wine right now. I will gladly wait until this little man is ready to come out. No rush. But anytime after 38 weeks, my boy. ANY TIME.

With those two items, we could possibly be homeless when the baby is born. Or, in the middle of house showings. Or in a new house? We don’t know. I’m choosing not to think about it. Because I have no control. And we’ve been to this circus before. There’s no telling what will happen or how long it will take or IF we will even sell our house. So…not going to worry about it. Right? Right. (Right?)

Anyway, hoping to update a little more now. Stuff is happening in our lives and if I don’t talk about it somewhere, it’ll land me in the loony bin. So be prepared.

Where to begin?

Posted 22 Jan 2014 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business, blog bidnass, house stuffs, motherhood, The Hubs

Two months ago I blogged about how “other stuff was happening” that I would blog about eventually.

Well, yesterday we found out that “other stuff” is actually a boy.

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Interwebs – meet Abby’s little brother. He’s due in early June.

In other news, the hubs was diagnosed as having Celiac Disease. We’ve been working on creating a gluten-free life for him, and slowly are making our house safe as well.

We’re trying to figure out what to do about our house…especially now that we’re adding a 4th member (or 5th, if you count the cat) to our family. And also trying to figure out how to afford childcare, as our current place of care will run about $2400/month for two kids. Which…no.

So…lots of crazy, uncertainty, and excitement in our house.  Also THERE’S A BOY IN MY BELLY, which is weird and I’m still adjusting to.

As always, you’re better off following me on Twitter or Instagram, since I’m there way more than here. But that’s what’s up for now. :)

Oh. HAI.

Posted 24 Nov 2013 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category Abigail, blog bidnass, paparazzi, RAD

It’s been three months since I blogged last. I’m painfully aware. BlogHer Ad Networks made me aware by kicking me out, which is really okay since I wasn’t able to do much with the pennies I was making from them.

ANYWAY. Many things have happened in the last three months. I don’t know that I will necessarily write a big post about all of it…so how about a big list with an occasional picture thrown in? Sound okay? AWESOME.

  • We took our house off the market to take a break from showings and figure out our gameplan. We ended up hiring a different realtor.
  • I turned 33.
  • We put our house back on the market.
  • The hubs turned 38.
  • I visited my bestie on an Air Force base and stole an F-16. (partially not true.)
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  • We took the house off the market again when showings slowed and we realized we like letting our house get messy and look lived in. We’ll put it back on the market again in the spring when things pick up again.
  • Abby turned 4 and nearly set her head on fire when blowing out the candles. (photo taken randomly at the same time as the flare-up. she was totally fine, and ended up in with an involuntary “Jennifer Aniston” birthday haircut.)
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  • I got a haircut and went from this last Tuesday morning:HairTuesdayBefore
    To this Tuesday night:
    HairTuesdayafterAnd it feels awesome.
  • In other news this week, MamaPop closed it’s doors (although I haven’t written for them in months), and I signed on a deal to start writing for Dish Nation, a new entertainment website/tv show! I’m super stoked. In fact, the first post I wrote for them was featured on Huffington Post! (Cue total hysterics and near hugging of strangers when I found out.) I will be writing under their byline, but I’ll be sure to share which posts are mine when they’re live. :) I also saved all my posts from MamaPop and am trying to decide if I should post them here somewhere. It’s a possibility.

So…yeah. I’m sure I’m forgetting things. And other stuff is simultaneously happening that I’ll try to blog about when the time is right. But yeah. Maybe I’ll remember to keep this updated moving forward? Maybe?

At any rate, I’m glad to be back. I wasn’t ready to go away. Yet.

Shifting Focus

Posted 11 Mar 2013 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category blog bidnass, motherhood, not so much

The last couple months have been quite trying. Reaching a level of “normal” life seems to come within reach, only to be pulled away when something else comes up.

I hadn’t written about it yet, as I was hoping it would resolve itself, but during this whole debacle, it was discovered I was testing positive for a new antibody – Anti-C – during routine pre-op blood work. It was an antibody that just 7 days prior was non-existent in my body. Having antibodies during pregnancy can mean anything from increased weekly labs to as much as an intrauterine fetal blood transfusion in extreme cases. My husband is an antigen carrier of Cc (for anyone who is familiar with any of this kind of business) so it was possible he was the cause, but not likely as the pregnancy was so early on. After much testing, and apparent debating at our area’s American Red Cross blood bank/University of Minnesota Transfusion clinic, they think the anti-C in my blood is a by product of a Rhogam shot I was given 4 days prior to my D&C. It’s weird, but apparently possible.

I received some labwork last week that lead me to believe that the Anti-C was gone, giving us the green light to start trying again. You guys? I was so happy. Like, tears of joy happy. I was FINALLY closing the door on this awful fucking experience. However, the write-up was misleading, and my OB explained that I still have a trace of Anti-C in my system. She wants me to have weekly tests for the next 4.5 months to try to test it down to a negative result (which she believes will occur)…but is putting us on the bench until that happens. (I could still get pregnant in the meantime, but instead of wasting time and money on tests I might not need, they just want to make sure they know what they’re dealing with.) I thought I was doing well with everything until I got this news. That pretty much threw me back into my pit of despair. My lovely friend Babe Chilla wrote a post capturing how I feel, for the most part…so instead of going into it, I’ll just let you read her post.

Anyway – all of this has forced me to step away from Facebook and Google and online support forums to just try and STOP CARING SO MUCH. And it’s helped. It was so nice over the weekend to just focus on me, my family and work on our house. We got our bathroom painted – one of the last hurdles to cross before being able to list our house. Last night I felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders. Letting go and focusing on things I’ve been neglecting for a while was just what the doctor ordered. Things will happen when they’re going to happen and there’s not much I can do to change that.

So, I might not be as present on social media as I once was. I see how much it’s emotionally affecting me, and taking time away from being with my family. Am I an addict? Yes. I chase information on the internet when I feel helpless, which pretty much has put me online ALL. THE. TIME. And I’m just done. I’ll still be around, just not as much. Of course, that doesn’t apply here, where I am already barely ever around. I’ll keep that up. :)

And here are some photos of what we’ve been up to over the weekend.

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We took this lady bowling for the first time.
She liked it.

 

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New bathroom paint color.
 

(Be sure to read my recap of this week’s Walking Dead over at Mamapop!)

Wake up, wake up, wake up (it’s the first of the month)

Posted 03 Dec 2012 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category blog bidnass, please and thank you, posting on-the-go

Jesus Christ on a pogo-stick. How is it that I only ever manage to post once a month around these parts?

Oh, that’s right, LAUNDRYWORKCLEANINGVOMITCLEANUPLITTERBOXYARDWORKSUNDAYNIGHTTELEVISION.

*ehem*

I have many things I would like to get posted before the end of the year. I shall make a list. Lists motivate me. Most of the time.

  • Photos:
    Abby’s 3rd birthday (YEAH THAT HAPPENED, LAY OFF ME.)
    Halloween
    Any and all other awesome photos.
  • Recaps of the last 2 years.
    I know, HOLY SHIT, right? But seriously. I did this two years ago for Abby and I really want them for every year of her on this planet. So…I need to do this.
  • MOAR BLOGGING PERIOD.
    I mean, not blogging about my period (don’t get me started) – but just more blogging. Get into the routine. You know, LIKE IT’S MY (3rd…no 4th) job.

Alright, I know this post was more for me than it was for you, but let’s pretend this was something solid. Kay? Thanks.

(While you’re here – you can check out my latest post over at Mamapop!)