tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-40573222090268198712011-07-13T19:23:40.826-07:00Three in ThreeKarlyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06952569679923538595karlygomez630@gmail.comBlogger108125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4057322209026819871.post-4061504650992375552011-07-13T01:08:00.000-07:002011-07-13T01:08:34.068-07:00WiCPP: 2<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/karlygomez630/5933163150/" title="WiCPP 3 by Karly Gomez, on Flickr"><img alt="WiCPP 3" height="496" src="http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6007/5933163150_e2b19b6558_b.jpg" width="640" /></a><br /><br />1. Afton decided to slather Delaney completely in lotion.<br />2. Storm clouds rolling in.<br />3. Epic dust storm right outside my door!<br />4. Batch 2 of homemade tomato soup (recipe to follow in separate post).<br /><br /><br /><br /><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/karlygomez630/5932605389/" title="WiCPP 4 by Karly Gomez, on Flickr"><img alt="WiCPP 4" height="496" src="http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6008/5932605389_9b3cb96294_b.jpg" width="640" /></a><br /><br />1. Afton posing for me, showing off the tiny braids I put in her hair.<br />2. 1st draft of a new necklace I made.<br />3. I kept looking over at the couch thinking a cat was there, but it was just an Xbox remote.<br />4. Rudy having some fun with Vivienne in our bed.<br /><br /><br /><br /><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/karlygomez630/5932605617/" title="WiCPP 5 by Karly Gomez, on Flickr"><img alt="WiCPP 5" height="170" src="http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6137/5932605617_7cbe0be82f_b.jpg" width="640" /></a><br /><br />1. Afton and Delaney climbed on the dresser and it fell over. Very scary.<br />2. Afton finally decides to take a nap after the dresser incident, in a very random spot.<br />3. Delaney has incurred damage from the dresser incident, ouch.<br /><br /><br /><br /><a href="http://www.mylivesignature.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://signatures.mylivesignature.com/54488/308/8555CAB9D614DC7956C74AAAD98AD06A.png" style="background: transparent; border: 0 !important;" /></a> <br /><a href="http://www.topmommyblogs.com/" target="_blank"><img alt="Vote for me @ Top Mommy Blogs - Mom Blog Directory" border="0" height="59" src="http://www.topmommyblogs.com/directory/images//banners/tmb-468x60-fast.gif" width="468" /></a><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4057322209026819871-406150465099237555?l=www.threeinthreebabiesg.com' alt='' /></div>Karlyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06952569679923538595karlygomez630@gmail.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4057322209026819871.post-13048077226788846572011-07-10T22:34:00.000-07:002011-07-10T22:34:17.210-07:00Mirror Meld PhotosIt was hot and I practically melted taking all the shots to make these two melded photos. Rudy wants to do a mirror meld set with the girls too, but he worked a double today and is now on his way to Sedona for a poker match.<br /><br />I hope he wins!<br /><br /><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/karlygomez630/5924788087/" title="Mirror Meld 2 by Karly Gomez, on Flickr"><img alt="Mirror Meld 2" height="640" src="http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6021/5924788087_17025b01e4_b.jpg" width="428" /></a><br /><br /><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/karlygomez630/5924787601/" title="Mirror Meld 1 by Karly Gomez, on Flickr"><img alt="Mirror Meld 1" height="428" src="http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6138/5924787601_926954b3cb_b.jpg" width="640" /></a><br /><br /><br /><br /><a href="http://www.mylivesignature.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://signatures.mylivesignature.com/54488/308/8555CAB9D614DC7956C74AAAD98AD06A.png" style="background: transparent; border: 0 !important;" /></a> <br /><a href="http://www.topmommyblogs.com/" target="_blank"><img alt="Vote for me @ Top Mommy Blogs - Mom Blog Directory" border="0" height="59" src="http://www.topmommyblogs.com/directory/images//banners/tmb-468x60-fast.gif" width="468" /></a><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4057322209026819871-1304807722678884657?l=www.threeinthreebabiesg.com' alt='' /></div>Karlyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06952569679923538595karlygomez630@gmail.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4057322209026819871.post-62160515022826449892011-07-07T18:39:00.000-07:002011-07-07T18:39:43.665-07:00PYHO: A Disturbing Misconception<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://thingsicantsay-shell.blogspot.com/" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" target="_blank"><img alt="" border="0" src="http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac246/shellthings/pouryourheartout.jpg" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br />I have always had weight issues. Yeah, I'm a girl, it's inevitable, right?<br />But it wasn't until I reached my heaviest that I realized how absolutely stupid I was in the past.<br /><br />This is me now, on the first day of my newest hCG diet round:<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/karlygomez630/5902664613/" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" title="Before HCG by Karly Gomez, on Flickr"><img alt="Before HCG" height="640" src="http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6010/5902664613_40ca12d638_b.jpg" width="428" /></a></div><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/karlygomez630/5902665453/" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" title="Before HCG by Karly Gomez, on Flickr"><img alt="Before HCG" height="640" src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5036/5902665453_f18eeef86e_b.jpg" width="428" /></a></div><br />Starting weight of 204.8lbs. I was of course heavier before Vivienne was born, and again shortly thereafter when I filled up with fluid and almost died from pneumonia. Exciting.<br /><br />I look at these photos and I'm filled with disgust and hate for myself.<br />I am hungry and I want desperately to eat something I cannot while on this diet.<br />Even the knowledge that I've already lost 6lbs since Tuesday isn't helping.<br />And that sickens me even more.<br /><br />Back in the day I looked like this:<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-um2jeYWToWg/ThZcgi9OQHI/AAAAAAAAAS8/63gCoWCWJ2c/s1600/45478_684614490550_63904809_38741005_1681390_n.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-um2jeYWToWg/ThZcgi9OQHI/AAAAAAAAAS8/63gCoWCWJ2c/s1600/45478_684614490550_63904809_38741005_1681390_n.jpg" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-HanrOjpZLyc/ThZcg4uAd4I/AAAAAAAAATE/NBMfQ9OF8Us/s1600/n63904809_30418765_3939.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-HanrOjpZLyc/ThZcg4uAd4I/AAAAAAAAATE/NBMfQ9OF8Us/s1600/n63904809_30418765_3939.jpg" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Dd1BX7n1BzE/ThZchKbnO_I/AAAAAAAAATM/fFSi4Bs4mdw/s1600/n63904809_31301013_4154.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Dd1BX7n1BzE/ThZchKbnO_I/AAAAAAAAATM/fFSi4Bs4mdw/s1600/n63904809_31301013_4154.jpg" /></a></div><br /><br />The first photo was taken in '03 and the other two in '06. In both instances I was between 130-135lbs, and even then I thought I was fat and disgusting. Now I look at these photos and I'm sad because I see how small I was and how pretty I was and it makes me angry that I let anyone, including myself, make me feel like I was fat and worthless.<br /><br />I'd give anything to be back at that size.<br />But I do worry, if I get there, will I again tell myself I'm still fat and disgusting?<br />I hope not, but I have a very psychologically disturbing relationship with food.<br />Ugh.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><a href="http://www.mylivesignature.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://signatures.mylivesignature.com/54488/308/8555CAB9D614DC7956C74AAAD98AD06A.png" style="background: transparent; border: 0 !important;" /></a> <br /><a href="http://www.topmommyblogs.com/" target="_blank"><img alt="Vote for me @ Top Mommy Blogs - Mom Blog Directory" border="0" height="59" src="http://www.topmommyblogs.com/directory/images//banners/tmb-468x60-fast.gif" width="468" /></a><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4057322209026819871-6216051502282644989?l=www.threeinthreebabiesg.com' alt='' /></div>Karlyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06952569679923538595karlygomez630@gmail.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4057322209026819871.post-40732234153991965792011-07-06T23:37:00.000-07:002011-07-06T23:37:20.248-07:00SingularI was feeling spunky today, so I whipped out the camera during naptime and took some self-portraits and some photos of Vivienne.<br /><br /><br /><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/karlygomez630/5911561162/" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" title="Me 2 by Karly Gomez, on Flickr"><img alt="Me 2" height="428" src="http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6052/5911561162_b736a50730_b.jpg" width="640" /></a><br /><br /><br /><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/karlygomez630/5911001977/" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" title="Vivienne 6 by Karly Gomez, on Flickr"><img alt="Vivienne 6" height="428" src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5079/5911001977_aae8f2ab78_b.jpg" width="640" /></a><br /><br /><br /><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/karlygomez630/5911560738/" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" title="Vivienne 7 by Karly Gomez, on Flickr"><img alt="Vivienne 7" height="412" src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5072/5911560738_2b7d539914_b.jpg" width="640" /></a><br /><br /><br /><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/karlygomez630/5911002431/" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" title="Vivienne 8 by Karly Gomez, on Flickr"><img alt="Vivienne 8" height="640" src="http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6034/5911002431_e41fe780e7_b.jpg" width="428" /></a><br /><br /><br /><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/karlygomez630/5911002991/" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" title="Me 3 by Karly Gomez, on Flickr"><img alt="Me 3" height="428" src="http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6041/5911002991_2d1cf0ec7d_b.jpg" width="640" /></a><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />I really feel like I am developing a bit of a groove with my photography and workflow and I think it may be time to try some new things, even if they end up going terribly, terribly wrong!<br /><br />That is, of course, if I can find some time to try anything at all, because these girls, cats and hubby sure do keep me busy.<br /><br /><br /><br />On that note, can anyone help me figure out why my blog is scrolling so slowly now? &nbsp;It never used to stall, but now it's driving me crazy and I'm sure it bothers you guys trying to read! &nbsp;I don't want to turn you all off with a crappy-loading page.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.mylivesignature.com/" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" target="_blank"><br /></a><a href="http://www.mylivesignature.com/" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" target="_blank"><br /></a><a href="http://www.mylivesignature.com/" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" target="_blank"><br /></a><a href="http://www.mylivesignature.com/" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" target="_blank"><img src="http://signatures.mylivesignature.com/54488/308/8555CAB9D614DC7956C74AAAD98AD06A.png" style="background-attachment: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; background-image: initial; background-origin: initial; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; border-bottom-width: 0px !important; border-color: initial !important; border-left-width: 0px !important; border-right-width: 0px !important; border-style: initial !important; border-top-width: 0px !important;" /></a></div><a href="http://www.topmommyblogs.com/" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" target="_blank"><img alt="Vote for me @ Top Mommy Blogs - Mom Blog Directory" border="0" height="59" src="http://www.topmommyblogs.com/directory/images//banners/tmb-468x60-fast.gif" width="468" /></a><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4057322209026819871-4073223415399196579?l=www.threeinthreebabiesg.com' alt='' /></div>Karlyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06952569679923538595karlygomez630@gmail.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4057322209026819871.post-69881432303307492612011-07-05T01:12:00.000-07:002011-07-05T01:12:27.334-07:00Steppin' OutThis is my first time linking up with Steppin' Out, as I don't own much that is exciting to look at since I've bloated to over 200lbs from popping out kid after kid after kid (excuses, excuses, I know!). &nbsp;But, I felt kind of cute on Saturday, so I capitalized and actually took a full-body shot <i>oh my!</i><br /><i><br /></i><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/karlygomez630/5903220576/" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" title="What I Wore by Karly Gomez, on Flickr"><img alt="What I Wore" height="640" src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5313/5903220576_53cc86c6e9_b.jpg" width="428" /></a></div><br /><br />Under-tank: Motherhood Maternity<br />Over-tank: Target<br />Shorts: Motherhood Maternity<br /><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/karlygomez630/5903221468/" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" title="Lisa Leonard Necklace by Karly Gomez, on Flickr"><img alt="Lisa Leonard Necklace" height="640" src="http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6014/5903221468_4b57baf58f_b.jpg" width="428" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">Necklace: <a href="http://www.lisaleonardonline.com/">Lisa Leonard</a>&nbsp;(I had it engraved with my girls' names: afton, delaney, vivienne; as well as rudy's)</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/karlygomez630/5903223156/" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" title="Shoes by Karly Gomez, on Flickr"><img alt="Shoes" height="428" src="http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6058/5903223156_7923027578_b.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><br />Shoes: Dillard's<br /><br /><br /><br />There ya have it!<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.harpershappenings.com/" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" target="_blank"><img src="http://i53.tinypic.com/2hi86lj.jpg" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><a href="http://www.mylivesignature.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://signatures.mylivesignature.com/54488/308/8555CAB9D614DC7956C74AAAD98AD06A.png" style="background: transparent; border: 0 !important;" /></a> <br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.topmommyblogs.com/" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" target="_blank"><img alt="Vote for me @ Top Mommy Blogs - Mom Blog Directory" border="0" height="59" src="http://www.topmommyblogs.com/directory/images//banners/tmb-468x60-fast.gif" width="468" /></a></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4057322209026819871-6988143230330749261?l=www.threeinthreebabiesg.com' alt='' /></div>Karlyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06952569679923538595karlygomez630@gmail.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4057322209026819871.post-38273504531301118402011-07-04T18:44:00.000-07:002011-07-04T18:46:57.725-07:00WiCPP: 1It's been pretty crazy round these parts, and I am sorry for neglecting you all! Please forgive me? <br /><br />So, to start things off, let's take a look at the last week...in cell phone pics!<br /><br /><div style="text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/karlygomez630/5902857495/" title="WiCPP 1 by Karly Gomez, on Flickr"><img alt="WiCPP 1" height="496" src="http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6025/5902857495_3d05742277_b.jpg" width="640" /></a></div>1. &nbsp;Delaney got into the cupboards in the kitchen and sliced her finger on the food processor, but I didn't know about it until she covered most everything in the kitchen with her blood. &nbsp;She never cried, what a trouper.<br />2. &nbsp;Afton put herself down for a nap and Spaz decided to join her, along with Fizzle's kittens:Woolite and Mr. Bingley.<br />3. &nbsp;Vivienne and I looking super special.<br />4. &nbsp;Smoking billowing from the SRP transformer fire right behind my grandparents condo. &nbsp;You could see the smoke from over 40 miles away.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/karlygomez630/5903416538/" title="WiCPP 2 by Karly Gomez, on Flickr"><img alt="WiCPP 2" height="496" src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5312/5903416538_f6974fb331_b.jpg" width="640" /></a><br />1. &nbsp;Me thinking I look pretty cute on my birthday before going shopping with Grandma.<br />2. &nbsp;A tiny praying mantis on my screen door that I just couldn't resist getting a pic of, since I've only ever seen one before this.<br />3. &nbsp;The girls being silly on the floor in matching fish shirts.<br />4. &nbsp;Rudy and the girls watching some Spongebob.<br /><br /><br />Pretty exciting, huh?<br /><br /><br /><br /><a href="http://www.mylivesignature.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://signatures.mylivesignature.com/54488/308/8555CAB9D614DC7956C74AAAD98AD06A.png" style="background: transparent; border: 0 !important;" /></a> <br /><a href="http://www.topmommyblogs.com/" target="_blank"><img alt="Vote for me @ Top Mommy Blogs - Mom Blog Directory" border="0" height="59" src="http://www.topmommyblogs.com/directory/images//banners/tmb-468x60-fast.gif" width="468" /></a><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4057322209026819871-3827350453130111840?l=www.threeinthreebabiesg.com' alt='' /></div>Karlyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06952569679923538595karlygomez630@gmail.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4057322209026819871.post-39526970190842439542011-06-18T11:58:00.000-07:002011-06-18T12:01:13.857-07:00Photo Challenge!This week's challenge over at The Paper Mama is: Parenthood.<br />Being that tomorrow is Father's Day, I thought I would contribute a moment of Rudy giving his newest daughter some loving. Vivienne was two weeks old in the photo; she turned one month yesterday!<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-4kOlabIHicI/Tfz0q-DO-hI/AAAAAAAAAR0/Arcrd31J_ds/s1600/Rudy+Vivienne+1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Rudy and Vivienne" border="0" height="428" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-4kOlabIHicI/Tfz0q-DO-hI/AAAAAAAAAR0/Arcrd31J_ds/s640/Rudy+Vivienne+1.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><br /><br />I love sleepy baby faces. &nbsp;And sleepy baby kisses.<br /><br />Go check out the other <a href="http://thepapermama.blogspot.com/2011/06/paper-mama-photo-challenge-parenthood.html?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ThePaperMama+%28%E2%99%A5+the+paper+mama%29">entrants</a> and leave them some love too!<br />Happy Father's Day!<br /><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://thepapermama.blogspot.com/" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="The Paper Mama" height="150" src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4103/5085242350_8096c64354.jpg" width="150" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><a href="http://www.mylivesignature.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://signatures.mylivesignature.com/54488/308/8555CAB9D614DC7956C74AAAD98AD06A.png" style="background: transparent; border: 0 !important;" /></a> <br /><a href="http://www.topmommyblogs.com/" target="_blank"><img alt="Vote for me @ Top Mommy Blogs - Mom Blog Directory" border="0" height="59" src="http://www.topmommyblogs.com/directory/images//banners/tmb-468x60-fast.gif" width="468" /></a><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4057322209026819871-3952697019084243954?l=www.threeinthreebabiesg.com' alt='' /></div>Karlyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06952569679923538595karlygomez630@gmail.com7tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4057322209026819871.post-33484082012898490172011-06-13T21:34:00.000-07:002011-06-13T21:39:18.253-07:00Scavenger Hunt Sunday<b>1</b>. &nbsp;<b>Long Exposure</b><br /><b></b>I have always loved nighttime light-capture long exposures. &nbsp;With my old point-n-shoots, it was extremely difficult to even attempt a light-capture, but I had a blast with my new pal: D3000.<br /><br />So I drew you all a boat.<br /><br /><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-n36BYiUb8Fk/TfbK5Sux6vI/AAAAAAAAARg/tABfjtivwoE/s1600/Light+Sailboat+2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Light Sailboat" border="0" height="428" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-n36BYiUb8Fk/TfbK5Sux6vI/AAAAAAAAARg/tABfjtivwoE/s640/Light+Sailboat+2.jpg" width="640" /></a><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><b><br /></b><br /><b>2. Shapes</b><br />For this I chose to use an old clock that I got from my paternal grandparents after they passed away. &nbsp;It is one of my most favorite decorative pieces, but needs repairing in order to tell time again. &nbsp;Sad face.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Ea243FHwnWU/TfbMbg4saVI/AAAAAAAAARk/TvIhDp8nncY/s1600/Clock.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Sundial Clock" border="0" height="428" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Ea243FHwnWU/TfbMbg4saVI/AAAAAAAAARk/TvIhDp8nncY/s640/Clock.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><b>3. &nbsp;Green</b><br />Living in the desert South has allowed me the pleasure of enjoying succulents. &nbsp;They are weird plants that are great at storing water in arid climates. &nbsp;A lot of them look waxy or fake, or like cactus. &nbsp;I have a large, hanging basket of succulents on my patio, as well as a small planter in my kitchen window.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0c4mx6Dt-do/TfbUqvMeSuI/AAAAAAAAARo/W116HD5-aOA/s1600/Succulents.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Succulents" border="0" height="428" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0c4mx6Dt-do/TfbUqvMeSuI/AAAAAAAAARo/W116HD5-aOA/s640/Succulents.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><b>4. &nbsp;Fruit</b><br />I went to the store just yesterday and bought a huge bounty of fruit for Rudy and the kids, as I am not a big fan of most fruits (sad, I know). &nbsp;Mangoes, apricots, plums, peaches bananas and grapes. &nbsp;Of course, Rudy ate about 90% of them last night.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-dcmHRU6CNjE/TfbVmsymqiI/AAAAAAAAARs/gopR5t-HNI0/s1600/Fruit.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Fresh Fruit" border="0" height="428" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-dcmHRU6CNjE/TfbVmsymqiI/AAAAAAAAARs/gopR5t-HNI0/s640/Fruit.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><b>5. &nbsp;Childhood Memory</b><br />Ah, childhood. &nbsp;So many things I can remember simply by looking at my own kids. &nbsp;The biggest memory right now, though, is of stuffed animals. &nbsp;I had <i>tons </i>of stuffed animals. &nbsp;Loved them. &nbsp;I collected them, diapered them and played tea party with them. &nbsp;I slept with them and adorned my bed with my favorites. &nbsp;And I saved them, and gave them to my kids.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7lp1gTKXsIM/TfbXFL58v4I/AAAAAAAAARw/ws7bUqZyyJI/s1600/Afton+Stuffed+Animals.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Stuffed Animals" border="0" height="428" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7lp1gTKXsIM/TfbXFL58v4I/AAAAAAAAARw/ws7bUqZyyJI/s640/Afton+Stuffed+Animals.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><br />I implore you all to check out the interpretations of other bloggers. &nbsp;They have great things to share!<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><center><a href="http://ashleysisk.com/search/label/Scavenger%20Hunt"><img border="0" src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4097/4795223164_aa1eb66c07_o.jpg" /></a></center><br /><br /><br /><br /><a href="http://www.mylivesignature.com/" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" target="_blank"><img src="http://signatures.mylivesignature.com/54488/308/8555CAB9D614DC7956C74AAAD98AD06A.png" style="background-attachment: initial; background-clip: initial; 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text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HnIfEmxVAP0/Te8Ii7UMn8I/AAAAAAAAARI/xScPGxy-EL0/s1600/Four+Gens+Photo.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="428" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HnIfEmxVAP0/Te8Ii7UMn8I/AAAAAAAAARI/xScPGxy-EL0/s640/Four+Gens+Photo.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><a href="http://www.mylivesignature.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://signatures.mylivesignature.com/54488/308/8555CAB9D614DC7956C74AAAD98AD06A.png" style="background: transparent; border: 0 !important;" /></a> <br /><a href="http://www.topmommyblogs.com/" target="_blank"><img alt="Vote for me @ Top Mommy Blogs - Mom Blog Directory" border="0" height="59" src="http://www.topmommyblogs.com/directory/images//banners/tmb-468x60-fast.gif" width="468" /></a><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4057322209026819871-9081686150480348317?l=www.threeinthreebabiesg.com' alt='' /></div>Karlyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06952569679923538595karlygomez630@gmail.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4057322209026819871.post-13826306199425292862011-06-05T21:30:00.000-07:002011-06-05T21:30:59.575-07:00Yet Another BattleBefore I left the hospital with my new baby, I coughed. &nbsp;It hurt, of course, and caught my attention too, but I quickly forgot about it. &nbsp;That was Thursday, May 19.<br /><br />By Wednesday, May 25, I could no longer breathe. &nbsp;Over the days I had tried numerous products: mucinex, diurex, salbutamol, and even three lasix pills that I had leftover from last year's c-section. &nbsp;But I still could not breathe.<br /><br />I was advised to go to the hospital for tests and an initial x-ray showed that my heart had enlarged considerably since an x-ray taken in December. &nbsp;I was admitted to the hospital for further testing. &nbsp;With each passing minute I was finding it harder to take a breath, and by the time I was taken to my hospital room a radiologist was waiting to do an&nbsp;echo-cardiogram&nbsp;of my heart. &nbsp;I could see the concern as another doctor came into the room and checked over the findings; citing that the right side of my heart was dilated and strained.<br /><br />Once they left, my doctor came in to see me, and when I saw the expression he had just looking at me, I started to cry. &nbsp;He told me I was going to be sent for a CT and given over to internal medicine specialists because they were certain I had a pulmonary&nbsp;embolism.<br /><br />If you don't know what a PE is: a blood clot in the lungs. <br /><br />During all of this I was by myself, as my husband had all three girls with him. &nbsp;I was completely terrified but tried my best to appear unphased by what was playing out around me. &nbsp;In the meantime, it took four nurses five tries to get an IV started because I was so swollen with fluid that even my one good vein was hiding. &nbsp;Today is the 5th of June and I <i>still </i>have a large, gross bruise on my arm from a failed IV attempt.<br /><br />Cardiology came and hooked my up to monitors and I was given a large dose of lasix through my IV.<br /><br />Seriously, never peed so much in my life. &nbsp;And wow did it hurt, because my bladder filled so quickly and my scars are still super fresh. &nbsp;The CT scan itself was very difficult for me as I had to lay flat, and that made breathing ten times harder. &nbsp;But I survived and was wheeled off to the cardiology unit of the hospital, where my husband, kids, and grandparents were waiting for me.<br /><br />It was good seeing them, and all the while I had been texting my mom and my best friend Chronic for support from afar. &nbsp;It made me feel better knowing I wasn't alone any longer. &nbsp;I was given a breathing treatment and hooked up to a bunch of monitors while I waited to find out the results of the CT scan. &nbsp;Everyone was praying for me, and in the end all those prayers were answered. &nbsp;The CT scan showed that I didn't have a PE at all, but rather acute pneumonia. &nbsp;The doctors were completely baffled, because pneumonia so serious should have been visible on my x-ray, but it wasn't.<br /><br />Over the next three days I was given massive doses of levaquin, lasix and mucinex, as well as potassium pills and tylenol. &nbsp;I received breathing treatments every four hours as well, and slowly I was finding myself able to breathe again. &nbsp;I wasn't allowed to leave the hospital until my oxygen levels stayed at 97% or better without being connected to an oxygen tank, which took quite awhile. &nbsp;I missed my baby and my family severely, and hated that I was so sick and couldn't do anything about it, but life always seems to throw me curveballs, and I'm used to it already.<br /><br />Now I am just finally starting to feel as though I've kicked this pneumonia. &nbsp;I am breathing better now, and using my inhaler less. &nbsp;I've finished my antibiotics as well as my mucinex. &nbsp;I'm no longer a slave to retained fluids either. &nbsp;I'm certain that had I not gone into labor while still recovering from that severe stomach flu that this would never have happened, but again, life loves making it difficult for me. &nbsp;But I'm glad to be home, and glad to be alive.<br /><br />I truly was scared that I wouldn't get to see my baby again.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KthKKWCyvzo/TexWh5npyoI/AAAAAAAAARE/FQtuLmmDBZo/s1600/Vivienne+1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Vivienne Two Weeks" border="0" height="428" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KthKKWCyvzo/TexWh5npyoI/AAAAAAAAARE/FQtuLmmDBZo/s640/Vivienne+1.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><a href="http://www.mylivesignature.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://signatures.mylivesignature.com/54488/308/8555CAB9D614DC7956C74AAAD98AD06A.png" style="background: transparent; border: 0 !important;" /></a> <br /><a href="http://www.topmommyblogs.com/" target="_blank"><img alt="Vote for me @ Top Mommy Blogs - Mom Blog Directory" border="0" height="59" src="http://www.topmommyblogs.com/directory/images//banners/tmb-468x60-fast.gif" width="468" /></a><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4057322209026819871-1382630619942529286?l=www.threeinthreebabiesg.com' alt='' /></div>Karlyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06952569679923538595karlygomez630@gmail.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4057322209026819871.post-23251510700685374622011-05-20T22:33:00.000-07:002011-05-20T22:33:27.605-07:00Who is it?!As the champion of illness this pregnancy, it comes as no surprise that I once again fell victim to that menacing curse of vomiting and diarrhea. &nbsp;And being that I was so gigantic and swollen and already miserable, it also comes as no surprise that I had to exist as a dead person because I could barely function, let alone maintain continence.<br /><br />Did ya catch the past tense in the above sentence?<br /><br />Technically, I am supposed to have a c-section tomorrow to deliver Vivienne. &nbsp;And for awhile I was nervous that it would be pushed back because I was so sick. &nbsp;On Monday I had to visit OB/Triage to get rehydrated and given IV zofran so I would stop throwing up. &nbsp;Besides being sick, everything looked great. &nbsp;Vivienne was just hanging out in the uterus doing her thang, and though I was having ten bazillion contractions, my cervix of steel was still solid. &nbsp;No biggie, man.<br /><br />So I go home and rest and on Tuesday I have my regularly scheduled doctor's appointment. &nbsp;I was having contractions on the way to the appointment, and they hurt a little bit, but I just attributed it to still being dehydrated, so when asked if I wanted my cervix checked I declined, as it was deemed solid just 12 hours earlier. &nbsp;Apparently I am retarded. &nbsp;I go home, and since I'm still so tired from lack of real food and liquid, I lay down to rest for awhile. &nbsp;Rudy leaves to hit some golf balls, and I swear that almost immediately after he left the contractions really kicked in.<br /><br />Again, thinking they were related to dehydration, I start chugging some water and go to the bathroom to relieve some pressure. &nbsp;Not helping. &nbsp;I lay down and try to breathe through the pain, but that is quickly failing. The pain is <i>awful</i>, and it stems from my c-section scar and seems to slice straight through to my back. &nbsp;Still in denial, I continue to lay in bed and try not to die. &nbsp;That doesn't last long, though. &nbsp;Soon I'm pretty much yelling, screaming, swearing and crying and I finally send Rudy a text to get his ass home NOW! &nbsp;He calls me, asking me what's up and I can barely even speak, so I just cry and tell him to hurry.<br /><br />Back to OB/Triage we go, and we quickly discover that I am, in fact, in labor, and almost 5cm dilated already. &nbsp;Shock of a freaking lifetime! &nbsp;I honestly could not believe it, even with all the pain. &nbsp;And I was the loudest damn person on the floor, too. &nbsp;I wasn't holding back, didn't know how to hold back! &nbsp;I think I may have even scared my doctor when he came to talk to me and asked if I wanted to try vaginal rather than do the c-section. &nbsp;I probably would have punched him if I wasn't holding onto the bed for dear life and spewing expletives in every direction.<br /><br />It took less than two hours from the time Rudy and I left our home for me to be prepped and put into surgery and Vivienne delivered!<br /><br />This time it only took one attempt to get the spinal in (yay!) and I learned that it's definitely my hubby's fault I got pregnant, because my left fallopian tube has been completely destroyed by adhesions and scar tissue. &nbsp;Crushed. &nbsp;My right tube seems to be fine, though, so I do still have a chance for more kids in the future (ha ha ha...ha ha ha...).<br /><br />I'm definitely done for now, though.<br /><br />So, let me introduce Vivienne Selene Gomez!<br />Born May 17, 2011; 1737<br />8lbs. 0oz.; 20 inches long<br /><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-92P3UuKHn4o/TddM2hDwJPI/AAAAAAAAAQ0/P6RW73jg4B8/s1600/Vivienne+Newborn+1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="428" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-92P3UuKHn4o/TddM2hDwJPI/AAAAAAAAAQ0/P6RW73jg4B8/s640/Vivienne+Newborn+1.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ukHjnR9s6SY/TddM3drxD1I/AAAAAAAAAQ4/6p14kQ2TYjM/s1600/Vivienne+Newborn+2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="428" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ukHjnR9s6SY/TddM3drxD1I/AAAAAAAAAQ4/6p14kQ2TYjM/s640/Vivienne+Newborn+2.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-OFDml0eUqzA/TddM4Y1IWSI/AAAAAAAAAQ8/o3uyJoAAni4/s1600/Vivienne+Newborn+3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-OFDml0eUqzA/TddM4Y1IWSI/AAAAAAAAAQ8/o3uyJoAAni4/s640/Vivienne+Newborn+3.jpg" width="428" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-tYlG_K0uh9s/TddM5XftIzI/AAAAAAAAARA/LsvEVmgv0qM/s1600/Vivienne+Newborn+4.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="428" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-tYlG_K0uh9s/TddM5XftIzI/AAAAAAAAARA/LsvEVmgv0qM/s640/Vivienne+Newborn+4.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><a href="http://www.mylivesignature.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://signatures.mylivesignature.com/54488/308/8555CAB9D614DC7956C74AAAD98AD06A.png" style="background: transparent; border: 0 !important;" /></a> <br /><a href="http://www.topmommyblogs.com/" target="_blank"><img alt="Vote for me @ Top Mommy Blogs - Mom Blog Directory" border="0" height="59" src="http://www.topmommyblogs.com/directory/images//banners/tmb-468x60-fast.gif" width="468" /></a><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4057322209026819871-2325151070068537462?l=www.threeinthreebabiesg.com' alt='' /></div>Karlyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06952569679923538595karlygomez630@gmail.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4057322209026819871.post-82559640156217003552011-05-02T23:24:00.000-07:002011-05-02T23:24:42.665-07:00A change in the tide.I've been back on anti-depressants for five days now, and I can already tell the difference. &nbsp;When we get in the van to go somewhere and Rudy starts annoying me with "turn it, turn it, turn it" while I'm backing up, I don't instantly want to stake him in the side of the head with a fork. &nbsp;When Afton fails to listen to instructions for the third time I don't get the urge to kick her across the room. &nbsp;It's a good feeling, and I'm getting some energy back too. &nbsp;I actually ran a load of dishes today and added litter to the cat box. &nbsp;It doesn't sound like much, maybe, but for me it's a lot right now.<br /><br />Earlier this week we went to Grandma's to do some swimming and I was able to get this awesomely amazing photo of Afton. &nbsp;I think it is by far the best photo of her I've ever gotten, and it makes me feel good inside. &nbsp;Yay!<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-l8WK6uVPhYk/Tb-fRnZM8LI/AAAAAAAAAQw/QSnu4pPtgF4/s1600/Afton+Beautiful+Eyes.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="428" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-l8WK6uVPhYk/Tb-fRnZM8LI/AAAAAAAAAQw/QSnu4pPtgF4/s640/Afton+Beautiful+Eyes.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><br /><a href="http://www.mylivesignature.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://signatures.mylivesignature.com/54488/308/8555CAB9D614DC7956C74AAAD98AD06A.png" style="background: transparent; border: 0 !important;" /></a> <br /><a href="http://www.topmommyblogs.com/" target="_blank"><img alt="Vote for me @ Top Mommy Blogs - Mom Blog Directory" border="0" height="59" src="http://www.topmommyblogs.com/directory/images//banners/tmb-468x60-fast.gif" width="468" /></a><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4057322209026819871-8255964015621700355?l=www.threeinthreebabiesg.com' alt='' /></div>Karlyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06952569679923538595karlygomez630@gmail.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4057322209026819871.post-63934322006576040762011-04-27T23:39:00.000-07:002011-04-27T23:39:06.033-07:00PYHO: When Enough is EnoughI keep a lot inside. &nbsp;Pretty much everything. &nbsp;Even my husband has a hard time getting me to come clean about how I feel. &nbsp;Don't get me wrong, I'll give you an earful of opinions on this, that and the other, but when it comes to <i>my </i>feelings, it just doesn't happen.<br /><br />I cried at my doctors visit this week. &nbsp;Cried. &nbsp;Yes, you should have a horrified look on your face, because this is one of those "no-feelings" things that comes standard on your Karly. &nbsp;I just couldn't do it anymore, I couldn't pretend that I was OK and totally, 100% sane.<br /><br />I can't smile anymore, or laugh. &nbsp;I can't keep up that <i>Sure this hurts it's the end of my pregnancy pains but I'm a trooper! </i>look anymore. &nbsp;It's so much more than that.<br /><br />I tried to stay off the meds because I thought I was strong enough to get by, because I wanted to breastfeed. &nbsp;I just knew I could make it six weeks like with my other girls, and I wanted to treat them all exactly the same. &nbsp;Give them all the exact same start in life they deserve.<br /><br />But when you spend almost every waking (and sleeping) moment in utter despair from crippling pain and a desire to harm your own children that you can barely contain...it's time to seek help.<br /><br />Yes, I did say it. &nbsp;You may never know what it's like to get so angry you can actually SEE yourself doing the most horrible things possible to your children. &nbsp;And you may never know how it tears you up inside, tears ME up inside, to think those things, or to even remember thinking those things like I am doing right now. &nbsp;And as I am typing this I am trying to not cry, or even <i>appear </i>upset, because my "no-feelings" tell me to not let Rudy see I am upset on the other couch.<br /><br />When people see me with my girls and with my giant stomach, they always kind of giggle and ask me how I plan on surviving. &nbsp;I want to tell them I don't plan on surviving. &nbsp;I don't want to grin and bear the jokes and the heaving sighs of <i>good luck </i>they pass in my direction. &nbsp;I want to punch them, kick them, kill them. &nbsp;And when the girls start acting up, I want to do the same to them as well. &nbsp;I've told people that I will be like those crazy mothers who drive vehicles into bodies of water and we'll all drown, and they think I'm kidding.<br /><br />I'm not kidding.<br /><br />So I am going back on a heavy dose of anti-depressants, and will formula-feed Baby #3 when she arrives. &nbsp;In a way I feel like a weight has been lifted from me, but I still feel guilty for making this decision, as though I have failed my child. &nbsp;I already feel like I've failed my other kids, and I knowknowknow it's a bunch of bologna to think like that, but until the medicine kicks in I know I am going to have to struggle with guilt that shouldn't be placed on myself like that.<br /><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://thingsicantsay-shell.blogspot.com/" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" target="_blank"><img alt="" border="0" src="http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac246/shellthings/pouryourheartout.jpg" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><a href="http://www.mylivesignature.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://signatures.mylivesignature.com/54488/308/8555CAB9D614DC7956C74AAAD98AD06A.png" style="background: transparent; border: 0 !important;" /></a> <br /><a href="http://www.topmommyblogs.com/" target="_blank"><img alt="Vote for me @ Top Mommy Blogs - Mom Blog Directory" border="0" height="59" src="http://www.topmommyblogs.com/directory/images//banners/tmb-468x60-fast.gif" width="468" /></a><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4057322209026819871-6393432200657604076?l=www.threeinthreebabiesg.com' alt='' /></div>Karlyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06952569679923538595karlygomez630@gmail.com4tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4057322209026819871.post-38122607562100526572011-04-16T21:06:00.000-07:002011-04-16T21:06:02.096-07:00Still here folks!First, I would like to welcome all my new followers, I am so glad to have you here with me! &nbsp;And second, I'd like to apologize to everyone for my extended absence!<br /><br />It has been a crazy time around here, and I have a lot to report on, so I will do my best to not spam the crap outta everyone. &nbsp;One step at a time.<br /><br />I did revamp the look of my blog a little bit, and that will continue slowly until I feel satisfied, so keep checking it out and let me know what you like and what you don't think is working for me. &nbsp;Time is ticking down for Baby #3 to arrive, and I can't seem to get caught up on anything anymore now that I've bloated up to a 42 week size uterus thanks to diabetes...again. &nbsp;So I spend a few minutes working on anything and get so worn out I can barely function! &nbsp;Ugh! &nbsp;Really makes me want to tie my tubes. &nbsp;Really.<br /><br />And on that note, I am going to go lay down and try to relieve the pressure from my once-broken-now-stupid rib of d00m.<br /><br />Here is a cute picture to tide you over for now!<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CoI5a0M_KWg/Tapm-GQ4yII/AAAAAAAAAQg/I-urqvF-Nws/s1600/Afton+Delaney+Hug.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CoI5a0M_KWg/Tapm-GQ4yII/AAAAAAAAAQg/I-urqvF-Nws/s640/Afton+Delaney+Hug.jpg" width="428" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><a href="http://www.mylivesignature.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://signatures.mylivesignature.com/54488/308/8555CAB9D614DC7956C74AAAD98AD06A.png" style="background: transparent; border: 0 !important;" /></a> <br /><a href="http://www.topmommyblogs.com/" target="_blank"><img alt="Vote for me @ Top Mommy Blogs - Mom Blog Directory" border="0" height="59" src="http://www.topmommyblogs.com/directory/images//banners/tmb-468x60-fast.gif" width="468" /></a><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4057322209026819871-3812260756210052657?l=www.threeinthreebabiesg.com' alt='' /></div>Karlyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06952569679923538595karlygomez630@gmail.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4057322209026819871.post-23713795269119299472011-04-04T21:22:00.000-07:002011-04-04T21:22:38.662-07:00Who could possibly resist...Kitten cuteness?!?!<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Sc6hY8HgSuk/TZqYCyjRxYI/AAAAAAAAAQE/McquVAcJtGg/s1600/Kittens+Five.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="kittens one" border="0" height="428" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Sc6hY8HgSuk/TZqYCyjRxYI/AAAAAAAAAQE/McquVAcJtGg/s640/Kittens+Five.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-tKOUbRG1wRc/TZqYDmptJzI/AAAAAAAAAQM/duEZKWACuPU/s1600/Kittens+One.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="kittens two" border="0" height="428" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-tKOUbRG1wRc/TZqYDmptJzI/AAAAAAAAAQM/duEZKWACuPU/s640/Kittens+One.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WeEkN3Q86cQ/TZqYDZsmk0I/AAAAAAAAAQI/LpcSBWV0o2U/s1600/Kittens+Four.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="kittens three" border="0" height="428" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WeEkN3Q86cQ/TZqYDZsmk0I/AAAAAAAAAQI/LpcSBWV0o2U/s640/Kittens+Four.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AUT4Cu_j9H4/TZqYDz8NJwI/AAAAAAAAAQQ/5yHmcvZ3QIg/s1600/Kittens+Three.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="kittens four" border="0" height="428" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AUT4Cu_j9H4/TZqYDz8NJwI/AAAAAAAAAQQ/5yHmcvZ3QIg/s640/Kittens+Three.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-H6oJmf88dSg/TZqYEdu_CYI/AAAAAAAAAQU/WrAUrSbHd1g/s1600/Kittens+Two.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="kittens five" border="0" height="428" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-H6oJmf88dSg/TZqYEdu_CYI/AAAAAAAAAQU/WrAUrSbHd1g/s640/Kittens+Two.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><br />They are beyond annoyingly cute. &nbsp;I just want to cuddle them all day long, but not only would the Mamas get mad, but I would die from my allergies. &nbsp;It would be worth it, though.<br /><br />Oh yes, very yes.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><a href="http://www.mylivesignature.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://signatures.mylivesignature.com/54488/308/8555CAB9D614DC7956C74AAAD98AD06A.png" style="background: transparent; border: 0 !important;" /></a> <br /><a href="http://www.topmommyblogs.com/" target="_blank"><img alt="Vote for me @ Top Mommy Blogs - Mom Blog Directory" border="0" height="59" src="http://www.topmommyblogs.com/directory/images//banners/tmb-468x60-fast.gif" width="468" /></a><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4057322209026819871-2371379526911929947?l=www.threeinthreebabiesg.com' alt='' /></div>Karlyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06952569679923538595karlygomez630@gmail.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4057322209026819871.post-9154651485659491492011-04-03T18:42:00.000-07:002011-04-03T18:42:13.747-07:00New Toys!Ohhhhhh happy day!<br />Not only did I get a wonderfully awesome and overdue massage this morning, but I finally had some time to play with my new toys!<br /><br />What new toys, you might ask?<br /><br />These!<br /><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00005LEN4"><img src="http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m62/kstrand630/Lens.jpg" /></a><br /><br /><br /><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00007EDZG"><img src="http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m62/kstrand630/Remote.jpg" /></a><br /><br /><br />I played around with both today, and I think I am going to really enjoy using these in the future, especially when I try to <i>finally </i>get some "family" photos. &nbsp;<span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-small;">In case you haven't noticed, there are pretty much <b>ZERO</b> photos of all of us together. &nbsp;It's either me and the girls, Rudy and the girls, or Rudy and me.</span><br /><br />So, like I said, <i>Yay toys!</i><br /><i><br /></i><br />Here are a few photos that I took today while playing around.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2mUhtXQnPI4/TZkhNP8HEPI/AAAAAAAAAP4/HTfynJ6ILBQ/s1600/Me+Door+Hand+Head.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2mUhtXQnPI4/TZkhNP8HEPI/AAAAAAAAAP4/HTfynJ6ILBQ/s640/Me+Door+Hand+Head.jpg" width="428" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-25etJmyRJ3c/TZkhN39-3oI/AAAAAAAAAP8/y1WOHti4kVM/s1600/Me+Door+Straight.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-25etJmyRJ3c/TZkhN39-3oI/AAAAAAAAAP8/y1WOHti4kVM/s640/Me+Door+Straight.jpg" width="428" /></a></div><br />Sporting that 32 week belly, oh baby oh baby.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wUc5hXMoCl8/TZkhdlfMSiI/AAAAAAAAAQA/fjMxssH4Kkc/s1600/Me+and+Girls.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wUc5hXMoCl8/TZkhdlfMSiI/AAAAAAAAAQA/fjMxssH4Kkc/s640/Me+and+Girls.jpg" width="428" /></a></div><br /><br />Oh look! &nbsp;It's me and the girls! &nbsp;Ha ha ha, Rudy was at work anyways. &nbsp;I took a bunch of photos with the girls and then discovered afterwards that we were far off-center, and so Delaney was cut from most of the photos. &nbsp;Sadness. &nbsp;So this was the best photo.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><a href="http://www.mylivesignature.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://signatures.mylivesignature.com/54488/308/8555CAB9D614DC7956C74AAAD98AD06A.png" style="background: transparent; border: 0 !important;" /></a> <br /><a href="http://www.topmommyblogs.com/" target="_blank"><img alt="Vote for me @ Top Mommy Blogs - Mom Blog Directory" border="0" height="59" src="http://www.topmommyblogs.com/directory/images//banners/tmb-468x60-fast.gif" width="468" /></a><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4057322209026819871-915465148565949149?l=www.threeinthreebabiesg.com' alt='' /></div>Karlyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06952569679923538595karlygomez630@gmail.com4tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4057322209026819871.post-58117232021901475122011-04-02T16:32:00.000-07:002011-04-02T16:32:14.191-07:00Why are cats dumb?My cats are captains of the Hide-and-Seek squad. &nbsp;Seriously. &nbsp;They are absolutely determined to not keep the kittens in a nice, cozy box with soft, cozy blankets. &nbsp;Instead, they want the kittens to live inside the mattress box frame to our old bed that also resides in the same room as they. &nbsp;So tiny kittens are spread out between the slats, looking all cute but completely impractical for nursing. &nbsp;Yesterday my husband and I spent almost two hours trying to locate a new hiding spot for the kittens. &nbsp;In the end I found them, in the closet of the girls' room, behind a precarious pile of toy parts and a tiny shopping cart. &nbsp;In the corner. &nbsp;I should have taken a photo of it, because I ended up putting all the kittens in the shopping cart to move them back into their kittening box, and it was super cute.<br /><br />And funny too, when I discovered one of the kittens had it's head stuck in the cart bottom. &nbsp;Like a kid and a banister, except I didn't need any butter to get the kitten out.<br /><br />Now, the kittens are back in the box frame again. &nbsp;So annoying.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><a href="http://www.mylivesignature.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://signatures.mylivesignature.com/54488/308/8555CAB9D614DC7956C74AAAD98AD06A.png" style="background: transparent; border: 0 !important;" /></a> <br /><a href="http://www.topmommyblogs.com/" target="_blank"><img alt="Vote for me @ Top Mommy Blogs - Mom Blog Directory" border="0" height="59" src="http://www.topmommyblogs.com/directory/images//banners/tmb-468x60-fast.gif" width="468" /></a><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4057322209026819871-5811723202190147512?l=www.threeinthreebabiesg.com' alt='' /></div>Karlyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06952569679923538595karlygomez630@gmail.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4057322209026819871.post-4729291789620694252011-04-01T23:01:00.000-07:002011-04-01T23:01:28.721-07:00Ultimate Blog Party: Join The Fun!<a href="http://www.5minutesformom.com/34651/ultimate-blog-party-2011/"><img src="http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m62/kstrand630/BlogParty2011.jpg" /></a><br /><br />Hello everyone! &nbsp;I'm Karly Gomez!<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/--816PA9j6HQ/TZauEivYPlI/AAAAAAAAAPg/vMm4Ok7oUIM/s1600/Me+Camera.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Me with camera" border="0" height="428" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/--816PA9j6HQ/TZauEivYPlI/AAAAAAAAAPg/vMm4Ok7oUIM/s640/Me+Camera.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br />I'm a small town Northern girl living in the big city Southwest, raising a family and trying desperately not to melt under the scorching skies. &nbsp;I'm an extremely&nbsp;amateur&nbsp;photographer, crafter, and oh yeah, blogger too! &nbsp;I spend most of my time tinkering with electronic toys and playing with my girls as I live as a SAHM. &nbsp;I'm from a small family with a huge extended family and I love to travel to see anyone and everyone I can. &nbsp;I'm a former Airman, bartender and alcoholic, and a current <a href="http://www.threeinthreebabiesg.com/search/label/Pregnancy">preggo</a>, lover of all things photography and <a href="http://www.threeinthreebabiesg.com/2011/03/kitten-explosion.html">kitten wrangler</a>.<br /><br /><br />Hubby Supreme:<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0wv7JIfj6hs/TZayO7YCynI/AAAAAAAAAPk/Q9K26zHTfmo/s1600/DSCF3957%255B1%255D.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Rudy cowboy hat" border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0wv7JIfj6hs/TZayO7YCynI/AAAAAAAAAPk/Q9K26zHTfmo/s640/DSCF3957%255B1%255D.jpg" width="480" /></a></div><br />Rudy and I have been married since July 25, 2009, and he is one helluva man. &nbsp;Loyal, funny and super loving, there isn't a single person who hasn't liked him after meeting him. &nbsp;He's a server and bartender and also a student working toward becoming an NP in an ER setting. &nbsp;He's great under <a href="http://www.threeinthreebabiesg.com/2010/10/birth-story.html">pressure</a>&nbsp;and handles intense situations well. &nbsp;He's also a great companion to my grandfather, who struggles with some form of dementia, and a great relief to my grandmother, who enjoys the distractions. &nbsp;I may be the super independent type, but I would be completely lost without him.<br /><br />Las Chicas:<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Zk9SbRdoVW4/TZa1brFEjJI/AAAAAAAAAPs/pKanWfkfAko/s1600/DSCF4032%255B1%255D.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Afton by pond" border="0" height="480" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Zk9SbRdoVW4/TZa1brFEjJI/AAAAAAAAAPs/pKanWfkfAko/s640/DSCF4032%255B1%255D.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><br />Afton Carrolena was born in December of 2008, and has been a hell-raising delight ever since. &nbsp;OK, maybe not so delightful in her "terrible twos" stage, but she's still pretty cute. &nbsp;She has Rudy's love for all things food, and my love for all things sugar, and a just general love to say <i>Hello </i>and wave at absolutely everyone she sees.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-aXPgN0Q-Lmk/TZa29v9jgGI/AAAAAAAAAPw/RfOJxcL5-Qk/s1600/DSC_0161%255B1%255D.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Delaney playing" border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-aXPgN0Q-Lmk/TZa29v9jgGI/AAAAAAAAAPw/RfOJxcL5-Qk/s640/DSC_0161%255B1%255D.jpg" width="618" /></a></div><br />Delaney Virginia was born in May of 2010 and is a total cuddle monster/love machine. &nbsp;It's great. &nbsp;She has just started walking and greatly enjoys chasing her sister around and rough-housing till someone (usually her!) cries. &nbsp;She also has a love for food (thank God for that, I was made a picky eater), and will very literally scream her head off if she sees someone eating in front of her without sharing. &nbsp;Otherwise, Delaney is a fairly quiet child carrying a loud smile.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Lfmg1JycPgA/TZa4dQxFDmI/AAAAAAAAAP0/fo-QXsJNgUw/s1600/DSCF3914%255B1%255D.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Me with baby bump" border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Lfmg1JycPgA/TZa4dQxFDmI/AAAAAAAAAP0/fo-QXsJNgUw/s640/DSCF3914%255B1%255D.jpg" width="480" /></a></div><br /><br />Baby #3 is due this May, and scheduled to arrive exactly one week after Delaney turns One. &nbsp;Aye yai yai! &nbsp;Also a girl, her name will likely be Vivienne Selene, and we cannot wait to meet her.<br /><br /><br />My blog is about anything and everything; be it <a href="http://www.threeinthreebabiesg.com/2011/02/lets-talk-about-sex-baby.html">crazy things my girls do</a>, <a href="http://www.threeinthreebabiesg.com/2011/03/funerals.html">my opinion on something I've witnessed</a>, to <a href="http://www.threeinthreebabiesg.com/search/label/Photo%20Challenge">photo challenges</a> and <a href="http://www.threeinthreebabiesg.com/search/label/Me">personal endeavors</a>. &nbsp;I plan on doing so much more this coming year, including some super fun giveaways, so I hope you will take a moment to check me out and to say <i>Hi</i>! &nbsp;I really look forward to meeting you and getting to know what is special and important to you!<br /><br />Thank you for stopping by!<br /><br /><br /><a href="http://www.mylivesignature.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://signatures.mylivesignature.com/54488/308/8555CAB9D614DC7956C74AAAD98AD06A.png" style="background: transparent; border: 0 !important;" /></a> <br /><a href="http://www.topmommyblogs.com/" target="_blank"><img alt="Vote for me @ Top Mommy Blogs - Mom Blog Directory" border="0" height="59" src="http://www.topmommyblogs.com/directory/images//banners/tmb-468x60-fast.gif" width="468" /></a><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4057322209026819871-472929178962069425?l=www.threeinthreebabiesg.com' alt='' /></div>Karlyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06952569679923538595karlygomez630@gmail.com19tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4057322209026819871.post-63916035947219006212011-03-30T21:38:00.000-07:002011-03-30T21:38:23.242-07:00A Kitten Explosion!Our babies aren't babies anymore! &nbsp;They're Mamas!<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-C-cagsIU61s/TZPawVf37EI/AAAAAAAAAPY/WT7Bs5QD7Mk/s1600/Mamas+and+Kittens.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Mama cats and kittens" border="0" height="428" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-C-cagsIU61s/TZPawVf37EI/AAAAAAAAAPY/WT7Bs5QD7Mk/s640/Mamas+and+Kittens.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><br />The excitement started on Saturday, very early morning. &nbsp;I woke up to a weird howl from one of the cats, but I only heard it once, so I didn't think much of it and went back to sleep. &nbsp;When I woke up again, I heard purring directly beneath my head and assumed it was just Fizzle hanging out under the bed like she usually does. &nbsp;I go about my morning routine and begin to notice that the only cat making an appearance is Fizzle, and she is definitely acting jittery and weird. &nbsp;I ignored it for awhile and then it really hit me that Spaz was nowhere to be seen. &nbsp;Then it hits me, Holy crap, it has to be Spaz under the bed, which means kittens! (because Spaz doesn't hang out under the bed, ever)<br /><br />I huffed and puffed and managed to move my nightstand and pull the bed away from the wall to uncover Spaz with four all-black kittens&nbsp;suckling&nbsp;away. &nbsp;Oh, total cuteness indeed! &nbsp;I grabbed the kittening box we had prepared in the third bedroom and moved them on out of my bedroom, which was, of course, now gross with cat birthing fluids and stuff. &nbsp;Ew.<br /><br />A few hours later when the girls and I came home from errands, I decided to go check on Spaz, only to discover that she had birthed a fifth kitten! &nbsp;So Spaz became a Mama to five all-black kittens!<br /><br />Rudy and I wondered how long it would be before Fizzle went into labor, and decided to take evasive measures like closing our bedroom door, ha, and all other doors to places we <i>didn't </i>want Fizzle to decide to give birth in. &nbsp;Monday morning rolled around for some reason the bedroom door was open and a cat was meowing rather loudly IN MY FACE. &nbsp;Not liking being woken so early in that manner, I shooed the cat away and closed the door. &nbsp;Well, that didn't seem to help, because the cat kept on meowing. &nbsp;Next thing I knew, I opened the door to BOTH cats meowing at me. &nbsp;Spaz was in front and Fizzle behind. &nbsp;They followed me as I filled up my water glass and all the way back to the bedroom, where I closed the door on them.<br /><br />Uh, hello, this should have wrung a big, fat bell in my head, but I was absolutely <i>exhausted </i>from the Suns/Mavs game the night before and my soaring blood sugar was not helping either. &nbsp;So I ignored them and went back to sleep.<br /><br />After I got up and showered, I realized it was extremely quiet in the house. &nbsp;Too quiet. &nbsp;Rudy and I both quickly started searching the house for the cats, because the kittening box contained only Spaz's kittens and nothing else. &nbsp;We found Spaz and Fizzle behind the couch, and when we moved the couch Fizzle was in the middle of birthing her fourth kitten! &nbsp;It was crazy! &nbsp;Spaz was helping with everything; from detaching the kitten from Fizzle and cleaning it, to&nbsp;suckling&nbsp;the other newborns. &nbsp;Coolest thing I ever saw.<br /><br />Nine super cute, healthy kittens. &nbsp;Spaz: Five, Fizzle: Four. &nbsp;All of Fizzle's kittens have some form of white on them, except one which is <i>all </i>white.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-z4HDEv0lOhk/TZQEBrvmSbI/AAAAAAAAAPc/cp_8qOWpb-Q/s1600/Kittens.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Nine new kittens" border="0" height="428" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-z4HDEv0lOhk/TZQEBrvmSbI/AAAAAAAAAPc/cp_8qOWpb-Q/s640/Kittens.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br />Here they all are, in the kittening box we made for them, <i>before </i>Spaz and Fizzle decided to move them into a super tall moving box that had wooden bedframe slats inside it. &nbsp;We think they did that to keep the terrorist twins away. &nbsp;I don't blame them!<br /><br />In the meantime, I love to check in on them and pet them and love on the Mamas so they know they are good Mamas. &nbsp;But my allergies are already killing me, which is sad.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><a href="http://www.mylivesignature.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://signatures.mylivesignature.com/54488/308/8555CAB9D614DC7956C74AAAD98AD06A.png" style="background: transparent; border: 0 !important;" /></a> <br /><a href="http://www.topmommyblogs.com/" target="_blank"><img alt="Vote for me @ Top Mommy Blogs - Mom Blog Directory" border="0" height="59" src="http://www.topmommyblogs.com/directory/images//banners/tmb-468x60-fast.gif" width="468" /></a><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4057322209026819871-6391603594721900621?l=www.threeinthreebabiesg.com' alt='' /></div>Karlyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06952569679923538595karlygomez630@gmail.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4057322209026819871.post-4054055336091720822011-03-17T21:47:00.000-07:002011-03-17T21:47:11.393-07:00FuneralsIf I wasn't waiting on my stupid Farmville crops to mature, I'd be asleep already. &nbsp;But then I came to discover that the whole game system is down, and now I'm even more upset because I'm awake for nothing! &nbsp;Stupid Farmville.<br /><br />You see and learn some very interesting and often sad things while living in the ghetto. &nbsp;I'm sure by now some of you guys think I'm kidding when I refer to my area of residence as "the ghetto", but I am not kidding. &nbsp;Today I was driving around and just a few blocks away from home there was a group of people on the street corners holding big, green signs asking for money. &nbsp;They weren't asking for money because they were homeless or hungry like the typical corner-dweller, but they were asking for money for a funeral.<br /><br />A funeral.<br /><br />This is the second time I've seen people standing on corners asking for donations for a funeral, and in all honesty I had never really thought about it. &nbsp;A funeral. &nbsp;People die all the time. &nbsp;Every second. &nbsp;But what do you do when you barely have enough money to pay rent and electricity and food and now suddenly you have to pay for a funeral? &nbsp;What happens to those people?<br /><br />I'm serious here, what happens to those people? &nbsp;If those who stood on corners didn't collect enough in donations, what happens to that poor deceased person? &nbsp;It really made me sad to try to wrap my mind around the possibilities, and at the same time I wrestled with the thought that these people could be lying about a dead friend or relative just to get enough money to go have fun on St. Patty's Day. &nbsp;People lie about everything these days. &nbsp;I even once watched a new report on professional beggers, who collected enough money standing on street corners to buy houses! &nbsp;And here I am, just trying to make ends meet the old fashioned way.<br /><br />Maybe pride isn't terrible in such a circumstance. &nbsp;Too much pride to do something so foolishly evil. &nbsp;I definitely believed the first group of people petitioning for donations because they provided info on the deceased, even pictures. &nbsp;It was traceable. &nbsp;Those I saw today, however, had no such info.<br /><br />Living in the ghetto is something else, indeed.<br /><br />And now, because I don't want to end this post on a sad note, here are a few pictures of the girls. &nbsp;Ha!<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-WOZ3-E78c2E/TYLi6NsIqUI/AAAAAAAAAPQ/2aZnLwAMVFk/s1600/Afton+Delaney_filtered.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Delaney and Afton Cheesin" border="0" height="640" src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-WOZ3-E78c2E/TYLi6NsIqUI/AAAAAAAAAPQ/2aZnLwAMVFk/s640/Afton+Delaney_filtered.jpg" width="428" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-rAbOfsx9_W0/TYLi6unl_4I/AAAAAAAAAPU/YuTZRgmlfbw/s1600/Delaney+Fingers.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Delaney chewing on her fingers" border="0" height="640" src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-rAbOfsx9_W0/TYLi6unl_4I/AAAAAAAAAPU/YuTZRgmlfbw/s640/Delaney+Fingers.jpg" width="428" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><a href="http://www.mylivesignature.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://signatures.mylivesignature.com/54488/308/8555CAB9D614DC7956C74AAAD98AD06A.png" style="background: transparent; border: 0 !important;" /></a> <br /><a href="http://www.topmommyblogs.com/" target="_blank"><img alt="Vote for me @ Top Mommy Blogs - Mom Blog Directory" border="0" height="59" src="http://www.topmommyblogs.com/directory/images//banners/tmb-468x60-fast.gif" width="468" /></a><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4057322209026819871-405405533609172082?l=www.threeinthreebabiesg.com' alt='' /></div>Karlyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06952569679923538595karlygomez630@gmail.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4057322209026819871.post-62440098168663033712011-03-16T19:44:00.000-07:002011-03-16T22:54:36.716-07:00This is a long one, but worth it, I promise!It has been a busy week around here! &nbsp;I haven't been the best commenter, and for that I apologize, but I have been trying to keep up with at least reading or skimming through everyone's posts. &nbsp;So what's been going on, you might ask?<br /><br />Well to start, I've been having a massive amount of contractions, but after a&nbsp;thorough&nbsp;checkup and a fetal fibronectin test, we've determined that I am not presently trying to go into labor (woo). &nbsp;Friday we will find out if my massive belly is due to a large baby or too much amniotic fluid. &nbsp;Either way, my overly large belly is probably why I am having so many contractions. &nbsp;My belly hates me.<br /><br />Rudy and I have been working on finishing up this damn move (it's been what, a month already?), and had GG over a couple of times to help out as well as to just hang out. &nbsp;We helped them buy a new TV since theirs decided to kick the bucket (we told them it would months ago, ha ha ha), and then helped them get it on the wall, which amazingly took two days to accomplish. &nbsp;We also got our&nbsp;behemoth&nbsp;of a TV on the wall too. &nbsp;It makes me very happy, because that damn thing was sitting on a tiny table and I was just waiting for it to fall on the girls, or me, or one of the cats.<br /><br />We've also spent some time getting&nbsp;acquainted&nbsp;with the gym, which has been a blast. &nbsp;I think I am going to greatly enjoy my time there, especially after Vivienne is born.<br /><br />Oh! &nbsp;And we will finally get a new clothes dryer tomorrow! &nbsp;I am beyond excited about that. &nbsp;It was taking over three hours for the old one to dry a normal load, which is ridiculous. &nbsp;Drove me absolutely crazy.<br /><br />So, now onto other things!<br />Delaney was sitting in the living room in the fading light tonight and she just looked...I can't even explain, but I had to take the opportunity to try the full manual mode on my D3000 again. &nbsp;I had some fairly moderate success this time, much&nbsp;more so&nbsp;than the first time.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-CENAmnEny0E/TYFxB71ZmRI/AAAAAAAAAO4/lD9xoxnIuAc/s1600/Delaney+Cracker.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Delaney with cracker" border="0" height="640" src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-CENAmnEny0E/TYFxB71ZmRI/AAAAAAAAAO4/lD9xoxnIuAc/s640/Delaney+Cracker.jpg" width="428" /></a></div><br /><br />I would have to say that the most processing was done using Noiseware Community Edition, because it was definitely a noisy photo to start. &nbsp;I did do some tweaking in CS5 too, but mostly to brighten it up a bit and pop the eyes. &nbsp;Progression, please?<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-_2yuiQqI7Aw/TYFxYBJEv_I/AAAAAAAAAO8/5CreICZo4to/s1600/Delaney+Cracker+Compare.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Delaney cracker edit progression" border="0" height="320" src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-_2yuiQqI7Aw/TYFxYBJEv_I/AAAAAAAAAO8/5CreICZo4to/s640/Delaney+Cracker+Compare.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br />The noise is a lot harder to see in such a small photo, but it's definitely there.<br /><br /><br />Also, it has been more than a week since I first posted my <a href="http://www.threeinthreebabiesg.com/2011/03/my-real-face.html">personal face challenge</a>. &nbsp;So, let us take a look, from Day One to Day Ten.<br /><br />Day Ten:<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-o1k9jyky3C4/TYFx024a5UI/AAAAAAAAAPA/pSBX4nAMRQ0/s1600/DSC_0361%255B1%255D.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="My Face Day Ten" border="0" height="640" src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-o1k9jyky3C4/TYFx024a5UI/AAAAAAAAAPA/pSBX4nAMRQ0/s640/DSC_0361%255B1%255D.jpg" width="428" /></a></div><br />Comparison:<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-qHKeRLHVHe8/TYFx92NYpTI/AAAAAAAAAPE/iyqh8MHX0B0/s1600/Face+Compare+One.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="My face comparison" border="0" height="532" src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-qHKeRLHVHe8/TYFx92NYpTI/AAAAAAAAAPE/iyqh8MHX0B0/s640/Face+Compare+One.jpg" width="640" /></a></div>I am annoyed at how different the lighting appears in these photos, even though they were taken in the same spot at the same time of day under the same annoying bathroom lighting. &nbsp;My skin is definitely 100x softer and smoother and I am starting to see some lightening of my dark spots. &nbsp;I do have an annoyingly apparent blemish on my face, but it doesn't surprise me because it takes usually two-three weeks for the skin to push out all the junk after you've switched products. &nbsp;I think my skin tone is looking a lot better, too.<br /><br /><br />And finally, I found this challenge on <a href="http://www.asortafairytaleblog.com/">Mandy</a>'s blog, and decided I had to give it a try! &nbsp;It's an Edit Me challenge offered by <a href="http://www.ashleyplus3.com/">Ashley...plus three</a> in which someone submits a photo and everyone gets to take a crack at editing it. &nbsp;The person who submitted the original photo gets to choose the winner too, which is pretty freaking cool. &nbsp;So here is the original photo:<br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-oSXYgsLEv4w/TYFzzUIVJiI/AAAAAAAAAPI/BAssTGLpL6A/s1600/5525199848_af239c3187_b.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img alt="Photo edit challenge" border="0" height="426" src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-oSXYgsLEv4w/TYFzzUIVJiI/AAAAAAAAAPI/BAssTGLpL6A/s640/5525199848_af239c3187_b.jpg" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Photo Not Taken By Me!</td></tr></tbody></table><br />And here is my edit!<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-NizCgtwcDY0/TYFz_U10HwI/AAAAAAAAAPM/1fIEJRE_ctc/s1600/5525199848_af239c3187_b+copy+5.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Photo challenge personal edit" border="0" height="426" src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-NizCgtwcDY0/TYFz_U10HwI/AAAAAAAAAPM/1fIEJRE_ctc/s640/5525199848_af239c3187_b+copy+5.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br />Go check out more edits!<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><center><a href="http://www.blogger.com/post-create.g?blogID=4057322209026819871" javascript:void(0)href="http://www.ashleyplus3.com/search/labels/edit"><img border="0" src="http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p185/ashfor/IMG_5525-1.jpg" /></a></center><br /><br /><br />Alrighty, I think that's all I've got for tonight! &nbsp;Time to feed the heathens and put them to bed.<br /><br /><br /><a href="http://www.mylivesignature.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://signatures.mylivesignature.com/54488/308/8555CAB9D614DC7956C74AAAD98AD06A.png" style="background: transparent; border: 0 !important;" /></a> <br /><a href="http://www.topmommyblogs.com/" target="_blank"><img alt="Vote for me @ Top Mommy Blogs - Mom Blog Directory" border="0" height="59" src="http://www.topmommyblogs.com/directory/images//banners/tmb-468x60-fast.gif" width="468" /></a><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4057322209026819871-6244009816866303371?l=www.threeinthreebabiesg.com' alt='' /></div>Karlyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06952569679923538595karlygomez630@gmail.com6tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4057322209026819871.post-83938060988580039032011-03-11T21:45:00.000-08:002011-03-11T21:45:16.171-08:00Pregnancy UpdateI am amused at the moment, because I am lying in bed with my legs propped up under piles of comforter and my computer sits perfectly against my legs and between them and my giant stomach, and my giant stomach makes a great spot to use my usb mouse.<br /><br />My kid is already useful, who knew?<br /><br />Today I had a fetal fibronectin test to hopefully determine that I am in no way going into preterm labor. &nbsp;I have also been cleared to take Motrin for a few weeks too, which is happiness to my poor, pained body. &nbsp;I did, however, finally submit to taking the 3-hour glucose test, and will do so next Friday, when I have another ultrasound to determine if my uterine size is due to an overly large child or an overabundance of amniotic fluid. &nbsp;I had the same problem with Delaney, and suddenly I went from having a normal-sized-for-the-week uterus to a 40-week uterus at about 32 weeks. &nbsp;It can potentially cause a lot of problems, so if it's discovered I am sure I will be ordered to weekly ultrasounds and bi-weekly non-stress tests. &nbsp;I can tell that my diabetes is getting out-of-hand now because of my weak eyesight, extensive swelling, extreme thirst, rapid weight gain and the ensuing rib pain from the rapid uterine expansion. &nbsp;Stupid rib. &nbsp;It probably wouldn't hurt so much if it didn't get hit with a full, drive-by beer bottle and shatter into pained doom so many years ago.<br /><br />If everything manages to stay stable, I will have my C-Section on the 21st of May, one day before my grandma's birthday, and one week after Delaney turns one. &nbsp;Pretty flippin' crazy. &nbsp;Rudy strongly believes that the baby will be born in April; he's even dreamed about it. &nbsp;I try to not believe it will happen, but my husband has this weird ability to dream about things and then they happen. &nbsp;He is the only psychic in the entire world I actually believe, ha.<br /><br />So, uh, that's all that's going on with me. &nbsp;Just trying to stay above the pain. &nbsp;At least I'm finally no longer sick!<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><a href="http://www.mylivesignature.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://signatures.mylivesignature.com/54488/308/8555CAB9D614DC7956C74AAAD98AD06A.png" style="background: transparent; border: 0 !important;" /></a> <br /><a href="http://www.topmommyblogs.com/" target="_blank"><img alt="Vote for me @ Top Mommy Blogs - Mom Blog Directory" border="0" height="59" src="http://www.topmommyblogs.com/directory/images//banners/tmb-468x60-fast.gif" width="468" /></a><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4057322209026819871-8393806098858003903?l=www.threeinthreebabiesg.com' alt='' /></div>Karlyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06952569679923538595karlygomez630@gmail.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4057322209026819871.post-8310239646314715842011-03-08T20:34:00.000-08:002011-03-08T20:37:17.387-08:00Fun with Photo Time.Right now I am so sad because we can't find Spaz and we don't know how she got out (if she truly got out). &nbsp;She doesn't appear to be anywhere in the house, and she isn't responding to my calls outside and it just breaks my heart. &nbsp;The damn cat is only a few weeks away from having a litter and I don't want her to get run over or hurt. &nbsp;She is my snuggly nighttime buddy. &nbsp;Fizzle seems upset by her absence too. &nbsp;I hope she comes back, or I will cry. &nbsp;Sad day.<br /><br />In other news, I made a first attempt at using my manual settings on the D3000. &nbsp;It was definitely trying, and I have a LOT of practice ahead of me.<br /><br />Here is the SOOC:<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Ew4Ri6n0DJg/TXb_SxafgPI/AAAAAAAAAOk/N19uNLsIpB4/s1600/DSC_0217%255B1%255D.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="SOOC flower" border="0" height="428" src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Ew4Ri6n0DJg/TXb_SxafgPI/AAAAAAAAAOk/N19uNLsIpB4/s640/DSC_0217%255B1%255D.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br />It took me a long time to get this shot, because every shot would come out super black or seemingly not at all, and I am still having trouble figuring out why. &nbsp;I took this photo in CS5 and had some fun. &nbsp;Here is the edit:<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-i7ePIhcv9cQ/TXb_sVFHl2I/AAAAAAAAAOo/IO7XlObSQss/s1600/1st+Manual+Flower+Edit.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Flower edit" border="0" height="428" src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-i7ePIhcv9cQ/TXb_sVFHl2I/AAAAAAAAAOo/IO7XlObSQss/s640/1st+Manual+Flower+Edit.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br />In the end I added a layer of texture to help mask the large amount of noise that was in this picture. &nbsp;I'm fairly satisfied for a first ditch effort. &nbsp;It makes me excited to keep learning!<br /><br />On the same day that I took the above photo, I also got a lot of shots of the girls using the sports setting as well as the portrait setting. &nbsp;Here is one the cutest photos that I caught of Delaney:<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-agnqvHYq9PY/TXcAhXtkpCI/AAAAAAAAAOs/khTD_ZGYmdU/s1600/Delaney+Cute+Face.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Delaney cute face" border="0" height="640" src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-agnqvHYq9PY/TXcAhXtkpCI/AAAAAAAAAOs/khTD_ZGYmdU/s640/Delaney+Cute+Face.jpg" width="428" /></a></div><br />Her expression is pretty much priceless. &nbsp;She was having a blast bouncing on her great-grandpa's legs, while Rudy, Grandma and I made silly faces at her. &nbsp;For the edit on this photo, I used the lesson Ashley gave for <a href="http://www.ashleysisk.com/2011/02/shoot-and-edit-week-7-part-2-pinkedit.html">Shoot and Edit: Week 7</a>. &nbsp;I really liked the way it turned out. &nbsp;In fact, I tried it on another photo; one of Afton when she was upset for getting in trouble.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-HrW6Lpc1yzM/TXcBjbrDYEI/AAAAAAAAAOw/flC7teMy2fY/s1600/Afton+Cry.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Afton Sad Face" border="0" height="640" src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-HrW6Lpc1yzM/TXcBjbrDYEI/AAAAAAAAAOw/flC7teMy2fY/s640/Afton+Cry.jpg" width="428" /></a></div><br />So, actually, this was the first photo I tried the edit on, and had a blast with it. &nbsp;I actually made a progression thinger to show the photo from start to finish. &nbsp;Whoop whoop.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-pPZGUq-nCvw/TXcCGbjnv9I/AAAAAAAAAO0/gJMjh9tPEJ0/s1600/Untitled-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Photo edit progression" border="0" height="380" src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-pPZGUq-nCvw/TXcCGbjnv9I/AAAAAAAAAO0/gJMjh9tPEJ0/s640/Untitled-1.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><br />Tomorrow morning Rudy and I head over to Lifetime Fitness for our initial assessments as new members. &nbsp;I am so super excited about the facilities and about working on getting into (and back into) shape. &nbsp;And the fact that they have on-site daycare? &nbsp;Uh, hell no brainer. &nbsp;Afton had a blast in there while we toured, and Delaney did pretty well also. &nbsp;The interaction will be good for them, and family swim time will be great. &nbsp;Wish me luck!<br /><br /><br /><br /><a href="http://www.mylivesignature.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://signatures.mylivesignature.com/54488/308/8555CAB9D614DC7956C74AAAD98AD06A.png" style="background: transparent; border: 0 !important;" /></a> <br /><a href="http://www.topmommyblogs.com/" target="_blank"><img alt="Vote for me @ Top Mommy Blogs - Mom Blog Directory" border="0" height="59" src="http://www.topmommyblogs.com/directory/images//banners/tmb-468x60-fast.gif" width="468" /></a><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4057322209026819871-831023964631471584?l=www.threeinthreebabiesg.com' alt='' /></div>Karlyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06952569679923538595karlygomez630@gmail.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4057322209026819871.post-24835965829360105192011-03-04T23:30:00.000-08:002011-03-04T23:30:40.739-08:00Photo Challenge!This week's Photo Challenge over at <a href="http://thepapermama.blogspot.com/">The Paper Mama</a> is <i>Simple Beauty</i>. &nbsp;I love the theme, and for this challenge I chose a photo of Afton wearing her great-grandpa's straw hat.<br /><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-mk8KqhBCNhA/TXHk8ZZQlJI/AAAAAAAAAOY/SnB2e2yBtTI/s1600/Afton+Grandpa%2527s+Hat.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Afton wearing Grandpa's hat" border="0" height="427" src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-mk8KqhBCNhA/TXHk8ZZQlJI/AAAAAAAAAOY/SnB2e2yBtTI/s640/Afton+Grandpa%2527s+Hat.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div>I just love everything about this shot: her tiny little curls, her big ol' eyes and of course the gigantic hat on her head! &nbsp;I also love that she didn't catch me taking this photo, so it's more natural. &nbsp;Afton in her element.<br /><br />For more lovely photos of <i>Simple Beauty</i>, go check out The Paper Mama!<br /><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://thepapermama.blogspot.com/" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="The Paper Mama" height="150" src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4103/5085242350_8096c64354.jpg" width="150" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><a href="http://www.mylivesignature.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://signatures.mylivesignature.com/54488/308/8555CAB9D614DC7956C74AAAD98AD06A.png" style="background: transparent; 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