Thursday, September 13, 2012

Concord/Charlotte Great Wolf Lodge Deal

(click the link above to be taken to this awesome deal!)

I have been watching the recent Groupon deal for Great Wolf Lodge.  It was for 2 nights in a family suite.  The problem was that it wasn't the room type that I wanted and it didn't sleep enough people.  I also didn't care for a 2 night stay because this would be during the school week.  Emerson's birthday is the reason for going so I really wanted one night in one of the cool Wolf Cabin rooms and at least 7 wrist bands to the water park.  The deal I picked up from Living Social also included lunch for 7 in addition to all of the things that I wanted.  Whoo hoo!!  They also have other cool options.  It was so hard to choose!  The goofy thing about all this is that we live less than 10 minutes away but you have to stay on grounds to enjoy the water park.  That sucks for us but at least I feel like we got a great deal.  If you decide to buy in on this deal, please use the above link because I get credit.  If 3 people buy using my link, we get the deal for free.  We could really use that so please help me out if you can. :)  

Thursday, September 06, 2012

First day of school-8/27/12

Emerson-age 7
2nd Grade
Hayden-age 9
4th Grade

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Sorry for my long absence

I haven't been on here in forever and I apologize for just dropping off the face of Earth.  I have had my reasons though.  Sickness is the main culprit.  I have been sick since about week 6 of this pregnancy.  It seemed to innocently be good ole morning sickness so I didn't think much of it.  Then it got progressively worse.  Over the past few weeks, I have been in a lot of abdominal pain.  It has been so bad that I haven't been able to eat.  It hurts so bad after I have a meal or snack.  It's like someone has punched me in the gut.  My weight started to drop from my lack of eating and I spent all of my time in bed.  I decided to call my OB last week after I spent the morning crying on the floor from the pain.  Gall stones seemed to be likely since they commonly appear during pregnancy.  Unfortunately, the ultrasound came back clear.  My gall bladder, pancreas, and liver were all checked for abnormality.  Everything was fine.  I was so upset because that left me with no diagnosis or treatment plan.  What's even more frustrating is that my OB told me that they couldn't figure it out so I should see my general practitioner instead.  Like the gp can do anything?  I am pregnant for crying out loud!  When you are pregnant, no one wants to treat you and there usually isn't much that they can do.  I ended up in the urgent care office for my gp's office this past Sunday and the physician that I saw leaned toward a possible stomach ulcer.  He couldn't run any labwork though so it was just a guess.  He told me to see my gp this week so she could order the labs to see if anything was off.  Well, I have gotten a tiny bit better.  I have started to eat again and the pain isn't as intense as it was last week.  I am holding out on making any appointments for now.  I have an OB appt. on 9/17 so I think I can wait until then to discuss a possible ulcer.  We shall see.