Thursday, October 17, 2013

Lots of changes! Travel, Diets, Home Schooling and Moving!

I haven't blogged on here in a while. I was keeping up with the C2VBAC blog but then we found out that Jay's vasectomy was scarring over. We found this out about a three or four weeks ago. I went through my stages of grief, lots of anger and crying. We discussed IVF w/ ICSI, adoption and decided that at this point we needed to just wait. Wait to see if this is something we really want or not, wait to see which path we should go down. I have two amazing little boys and I don't want to take anything away from them to add more children to our family. I want to afford them everything they deserve.

Jay leaves in over a week for WOCS and while he's gone, I will be working on my health. I'd like to lose some weight and work on my fitness. I will be taking it slow and mostly at home stuff due to us being with out Jay to help watch the kids while I go out to work out. I've decided to help myself lose weight, I'd be trying Nutrisystem. I've heard the good and the bad and I decided I'd give it a shot. I should be getting my shipments in sometime next week. I'll hopefully start late next week or the beginning of the following week.

We've also decided to take Jayson out of school and home school, due to a lot of planned travel and our upcoming move. We will be traveling to visit with family and then go to Jay's graduation in December. Hopefully the kids will enjoy our trip. I haven't done a long road trip with just the kids and I in a while, I figured I should test my sanity. Haha! Then in April, we have a trip to Disney World planned in conjunction with our PCS to Hawaii. Plus with a lot of the reviews of the local schools in Hawaii, I've decided that I'd feel more comfortable with home schooling Jayson rather than sending him to public school. This has been something Jay and I have been discussing and debating for a few years now and we've finally decided to take the leap. Jayson is super excited about it. We're planning on keeping him in Cub Scouts and when we get to Hawaii, we'll look into sports and possible music/instrument lessons. I'd love for Jayson to learn to play an instrument but I'd like to leave that up to him. His curriculum will be in next week also and I plan on starting his home schooling shortly after receiving the curriculum.

I will try to keep the blog up with updates on my progress within Nutrisystem and home schooling. Jayson, Jay and I decided together that we would be using My Father's World 1st Grade curriculum. I will give reviews and thoughts as we proceed through the curriculum.  I will also update once a week on my fitness, diet and weight progress through my diet. Eventually I will get a "before" picture up. Hopefully once a month or every two weeks, I'll post an updated photo, no promises though!

Until next week!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Long Time No See!

Holy smokes it's been quite a while since I posted on here. It's been almost 2 years. Well, I apologize. In those 2 years a lot has happened! Elijah is potty trained (mostly lol), Jayson has started Kindergarten and last June we PCS'd to Fort Huachuca, Arizona. It's been an adjustment but we're very happy to be here even if it will be for a short stint just like last time. It'll be short because last November, Jay got selected to become a Warrant Officer (WO). He will begin our journey on that venture in October.

As a family, we've gone through a few transformations. Last November, our marriage hit a rocky time. Since then we've been seeing therapists on our own and a Chaplain together. Around December things started to seem to be working themselves out. It's been work but it's good to know we're in a better place now.

In January we started talking about our future and what we wanted out of life. When you have a rough patch in your marriage, you don't know what your future might hold so when things start getting better, you start wanting to plan and see if your thoughts on the future mesh well with your partners (still). I've regretted Jay getting a vasectomy pretty much since about 6 months from the time he got it. We were rash in our decision and I think having a difficult baby (Eli) caused us to rush our decision. Well, we've talked and talked some more and have decided to reverse our decision and try for more children. But you can read more about that in our joined blog Our Journey from Cesarean to Natural Birth. We've been waiting for referrals on vasectomy reversal and talking about our birthing options. Quite a bit of baby talk over there, so don't say you weren't warned! LOL

I'll probably cloth diaper, breast feed, co-sleep, baby wear and all the great stuff that comes with attachment parenting. All the wonderful things I miss about having a baby. Jay is very excited because we're going to attempt to have a baby while he's home to actually be there for. He's missed both kid's births and this would be an amazing thing for us to share!

Well, I'm running out of things to catch the blog up on so I'll leave the rest for another day.

I've missed ya'll!