Sunday, May 17, 2009


Here are my randomish thoughts tonight...
in no particular order and possible very unattractive.

We planted our first garden this weekend, all 8 plants and a patch of wildflowers. Definitely pales in comparison to the ginormous garden my parents plant, but it's a good start. Especially, considering the fact that I swore I'd NEVER have a garden, but you will notice this garden is close enough to the house that I won't have to be outside anymore than necessary, it will not make me feel guilty for not canning and there are no green beans!! These are the wonderful adult choices that I love making.

It's been awhile since I blogged anything about my thyroid status. Basically, I have been cruising along, taking my nasty medicine, waiting until Jenna turned 1, so that I could wean her and be available for further testing or treatment. I feel like my hyperthyroidism has just been babysat for the past couple years to get me to this point. My TSH level has never changed, but the medicine did help with my trouble sleeping, and my heart racing.
Lately though, I've been having these symptoms again. I can't fall asleep and my heart races to the point that I feel sick and have a headache at least once a day. Maybe it's because I have almost completely weaned Jenna and my body is changing.
I am just tired of feeling like crud, always sleepy and tired. I've become really irritable and discouraged lately. I've been working out and counting carbs for several months and seen little results.
So, I am super excited, but trying to not get my hopes to high, that I have a doctors appointment this Friday with an Endocrinologist. It's good to have finally made it to this point, I am praying for some answers and solutions. I'll keep you posted on that.

It's not like I am completely out of news, because Jenna took her first little steps this evening out in the yard. She saw Bethany coming toward her and got so excited that she walked right out of my hands into Bethany's. She took about 5 steps.
She did it once more, but soon figured out Mommy's little game and didn't want to play. Bethany tried to video us, trying to get her to walk, but trust me, you wouldn't want to see it. You'd all be vomiting from what seemed like a tornado hitting the camera.
Jenna loves being outside. She is everywhere, on the driveway or in the yard she loves the freedom of crawling with no boundaries.
To make this post completely random, here is this neat post I came across this morning. I love this and can't wait to try making these for Bethany and Jenna. Aren't' they adorable?

The kids were eating marshmallows and watching Joe, watch the NBA playoffs. The boringest playoffs EVER, I hate NBA basketball. It seems they agree with me, because Jenna has decided climbing steps are much more fun and Bethany and Joseph are playing trains. Therapy time is up...back to the real world.


Booklover1212 said...

I'm so with you about basketball. I really hate NBA basketball too! Woo Hoo for Jenna's steps too! I'm still waiting for my little one to crawl! Hope your thryoid issue works out! Saying a healing prayer for you!

~ Jennifer

mummyof5monsters said...

great pictures! and hope you feel better soon too:)

Sweats, Nikes, and No Make-up said...

I really hope that the Endocrinologist will be able to help you!

Bonnie said...

I had no idea you had trouble with your thryoid...I hope it works out...keep us posted for sure.

The dresses are adorable and I so wish I sewed.

I have a 6 month old (my youngest) trying to crawl and it never gets old...the excitment of a new development!! So way to go jenna on the walking.

By the way what kind of camera do you have?

Melinda said...

Way to go Jenna! My kids all loved big open outdoor spaces too. Nowhere is my youngest happier than outside. I hope your doctor appointment goes well and they can do something to really help you and give you some relief. I know what you mean about the racing heart thing, I have had that during my pregnancy and it's no fun at all. Keep us updated!