Motherhood, Marriage, Health, and Life
So things have been pretty great. I’m currently watching Hart of Dixie, and thinking about what I’m going to eat for lunch after this blog. Al is home today. We have a Texas winter storm today, which basically means the entire county and surrounding counties have been shut down because we got a quarter-inch of snow and a half-inch of ice. Lol. Some storm, eh? Smh. Anywho, let’s get to life.
Alvin is so amazing. He’s so greedy. He never wants to stop drinking milk. He used to fool us, but we understand now that he will keep drinking until he vomits. lol. He’s so chunky and cute. He is so funny. I always feel crazy when people ask me how is mommyhood and I say, oh I love it; Alvin is so funny. Like, he’s 11 weeks old. He’s not actually capable of being funny, but he makes me laugh all the time. He’s so sweet and cute and perfect, and he makes me so happy. I love being a mom. *sigh*
Things with Al are great. Lots of people “warned” me that things with me and Al would change after we had the baby. That things aren’t the same between you and your husband after you have a baby because your child becomes the most important thing. Totally not true, and honestly terrible “advice”, if that’s what you want to call it.
Your marriage only becomes unimportant when you make it unimportant. Al and I decided before we got married that divorce would never be an option. Neither of our parents stayed together, and we have seen the effects of that. I am not willing to do that to my family. Al will always be the most important person in my life. The first few weeks with Alvin were hard, adjusting to his sleeping schedule, me being super hormonal, not really knowing what we were doing. lol. But everyday I still love Al a little more. He is so amazing. Such a great husband, such a great father. I’m so glad that God blessed me with him.
Anyway, we have been great. We got phoenix tattoos together for Valentine’s Day. They are both really nice, and both on our arms. And we are both loving little Alvin. Al started a new job. It’s about 20 minutes from the house. His other job was about an hour and a half away, so we get to spend way more time together now. It’s grrreeeeaaaatttttt! Other than that, nothing too new.
I had my follow-up appointment at MD Anderson at the beginning of February. This is maybe the first appointment that I have ever went to that I wasn’t nervous or dreading. After reading that article when that girl decided to end her life because she was going to die one day from cancer, I just cant be sad everyday because I might die. It’s nice not being stressed about it everyday anymore. Anyway, the tumor is still gone. They showed me scans from August and the scans from February, and they are exactly the same. My neuro-oncologist was hopeful that we wouldn’t have to worry about dealing with it growing back, and I am too.
I was told that I need to keep a healthy diet and workout to keep the tumor from growing back. I was actually told that a while ago, and I started working out consistently at the beginning of 2014. I found out that I was pregnant last April, and I stopped working out because I was so scared I would have another miscarriage.
Anyway, I feel bad that I haven’t been taking care of my body or my walk with Christ the way that I should. Like, I don’t want the cancer to come back but I don’t do much to prevent it. I don’t eat well and I don’t work out, and I don’t pray or read the Bible as much as I should. So Al and I have decided to join the crossfit gym across the street and change our diets. And Al is going to find study of Hebrews for us to go over. We went shopping yesterday, and eating healthy is ridiculously expensive. Thank God for provision. I am super excited to start though.
Most everything else is pretty great. Candice has been here since November, and she is so helpful. She is such an amazing friend, and is already the best godmom ever. I have also finally made a friend in DFW. lol. She goes to my church, and she’s super awesome and we hang out all the time.
Smalls is coming down for my birthday in a month. We’re probably going to go to Lecrae’s concert, go indoor skydiving, go to an art festival and make an awesome dinner or go out to dinner, I don’t know. Candice and Shana will be here as well. It’s going to be a blast. Have to do something cool because I plan to be pregnant for my 30th birthday next year. lol. I don’t know. Even though I plan to be pregnant, I still want to go to Puerto Rico. It depends how far along I am. We’ll see.
Anywho, Alvin is hungry. Time to tend to my baby and finish watching Judge Mathis. This man pays $50 a week for child support for three children… for what? Smh. Write more later. Ta-ta!