Monday, April 25, 2011

Trouble... x2!!!!!

Things are about to be turned upside down in our world!!  We got the good news on April 20, 2011.  I am currently 9 weeks pregnant WITH TWINS!!!!
The doctor says that they are probably fraternal judging by the space between them.  We couldn't be more excited/terrified/overwhelmed/happy!!!!  (the list could go on with the feelings we are having!)  So far the pregnancy has been great!  A little nausea 24/7 and exhaustion is about as bad as it's been!!  I think I'm okay with that!

I never fully understood what everyone talked about when they talk about hearing the heartbeat for the first time and seeing that little person inside of you.  I'll just say this, it is awesome!!  I'm so glad Chase and I got to experience that together for the first time.  First, the shock of there being not just one, but two!  And then the little heartbeats and being able to see the little hearts fluttering like a butterfly!!  It overwhelmed me to say the least!  I immediately had an unconditional love for these little 1.8 cm beings that I was growing!!

I laugh to myself because I never thought I could be any more of an eater than I already am!!  Welcome to pregnancy I guess!!  I eat every hour, even through the night!!  I should be as big as a house by now, but I guess having two little beans inside of you growing and taking all those nutrients makes the fat process a little slower!! ha ha!

We couldn't be happier for this new adventure!  I'm having fun dreaming up different nursery ideas and names!!  Imagining what they will be like and how great its going to be that they will always have a friend!!  I can't wait for my next visit to the doctor to see them again!!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

one YeAR & a FuLL CirCle

I had to laugh the other day as I reflected on all of the happenings of 2010 up to now!!  I would have never in a million years believed life would have thrown me for so many loops in a 13 month period.  Just for my own documentation, let me give you the rundown.

February 2010.  I left a job (a very cushy job) of 5 years to pursue the world of Aesthetics.  Those who know me, understand that I am NOT a risk taker, but I was in a life rut and desperately needed a change and needed some passion back in my days.  If I learned anything, it would be that usually if things start bumpy, they are going to end bumpy.  I worked in a spa over in Eden, UT from March 2010 until June 2010.  It was fun, the days soon became slow and monotonous though.  As the dread seeped into my mornings I knew this wasn't going to last long.  Thanks to a chauvinistic man pig and a very irresponsible wannabe business woman I had a job on a Friday.  And come Monday - - - no more job for Manda!!  This was a first in my life.  I've always been the one to leave, or quit my jobs.  It was always a choice.  And now my choice had been taken away.  I was a little bit devastated, and in a panic!!

July 2010.  After 3 weeks of stressful job hunting, worrying, and lots of cleaning.  And poof, I landed a part time job back in the construction industry.  I started working for a building supply house in Ogden.  It was easy work, and surprisingly fun.  I really enjoyed it.  After enjoying the summer months of only working from 8 am to noon, I decided it was time to find something to fill the other hours of my day.  Something that paid!  I got lucky, or so I thought, and got a job doing some office work in South Ogden.  I almost forgot the best part.  This all took place around my birthday (September) and for my gift this year my sweet husband finagled a deal with Split-Enz Salon in N. Ogden.  I would start working there on November 1, 2010!!!  YAY!!  I should have been jumping for joy!  Instead I was stressing out!!  How is it that a few months before I was jobless, and now a few months later I have 3 jobs! For a month I worked both office jobs, while working on setting up my room at the salon, and somehow found joy in the chaos.  My second job decided they really needed me full time, which I was hesitant about because I was struggling to find enough to do during my part time hours.  But I jumped in feet first!  Go figure...  Things were good for a little while.  But eventually it turned to pot also.  Cat fights in the office, lots of imaginary scenarios playing out with me as the winner, and many days leaving early because of the lack of work.

January 2011.  Another choice taken from me.  Work was good, the weekend was great.  Went to work on a Monday at 9, left jobless by noon!!  WTF!? (do you see the pattern here?) At least I had the salon right?!  Well that was the other problem.  I kind of depended on the paycheck from the office to help fund my booth rent at the salon!  Oh well I guess.  If I have learned anything from all of this, it's that worrying is not going to fix anything!  So I am learning to enjoy my freedoms and go wherever the wind blows.  This is hard for me, but I'm doing okay.  Through February I helped clean houses in Park City to bring in some extra $$, and devoted myself to making the salon busy enough I wouldn't need another job in an office.

March 2011.  The beauty biz is picking up nicely!!  I'm learning to embrace the unknown!!  And then I got my tonsils out.  Holy crap, I will not recommend it to anyone.  No matter how much better it makes me, the pain was insane!!  I'm 3 weeks into recovery and beginning to wonder if things will ever feel the same?!  I hope soon!!  I laugh with Chase that I am a Jack of All Trades.  This month I am doing some freelance bookkeeping for a small contractor.  I am actually enjoying my unknown schedule and have learned that it all works out in the end.  I'm past the point of worry and anxiety of my situation.  I'm finally starting to branch out and embrace the world of "what if's."

Life is too short to worry about the trivial things.  I have my health, my happiness and my hubby!!  The 3 H's - - they matter.  I am very excited for the future and to see where the wind blows me!!  I think I have proven to myself that I can roll with the punches.  So bring it life!