tea time & webcomics.

by Janetha on October 24, 2013

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some bloggers do coffee talk.. but how about some tea time?

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i am off the coffee, for the most part.. i mean, i did enjoy a cup or three when out to breakfast sunday morning after marshall’s 30th birthday bash in park city. didn’t you know coffee is the cure-all after a night of fireball? speaking of.. WHO INVENTED FIREBALL? it’s dangerous. it tastes like cinnamon bears and nothing else. i don’t even like cinnamon bears.. but i love fireball.

anyway.. tea time. i am enjoying a cup of this delightful pumpkin spice brulee oolong tea i picked up from teavana.

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i was birthday shopping for marshall last week and, of course, the free sample lured me in. one taste and i sealed the deal. yum. i hate that teavana’s teas are super pricey, but i did shell out some dollars to get enough for about a dozen cups.. which i am savoring to the fullest.

 

Natalie Dee comic: yes everything absolutely needs to taste like pumpkin * Text:

answer? yes. i love ALL the pumpkin. right there along with the rest of the nation, ha!

aye.. it’s been a long week for me and it’s only thursday. i thought i would sit down and do some good old fashion rambling here on meals & moves. i miss the days when i’d blog about absolutely nothing but manage to whip out a lengthy blog post each and every night. those days are long gone, and life has gotten fast-paced. i’m not complaining.. i mean, it at least gives me a reason to not fold my laundry. or put it away.

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so.. as i had mentioned, i went in for a hysterosalpingogram on tuesday. they basically stick some dye and a catheter up your unmentionables and have a good look at your lady parts. going into it, i thought it was no biggie. everyone told me it was an in-and-out deal and i would be skipping off to work after my early-morning appointment.

not so much.

turns out some people find it excruciatingly painful.. and, lucky me!, i was one of those “some people” i guess. i went into it with only 600mg on ibuprofen (i ALWAYS have to google how to spell that!), per the doctor’s orders, so naturally i didn’t think it would hurt. but it hurt. bad. so bad that my heart rate dipped real low, i had a seizure, and passed out. out cold for over a minute. turned green. came to in a wet sweat and totally disoriented. so, yeah.. that sucked a whole bunch.

luckily my job is flexible and i was able to go home. i ate cookies, crackers, and slept for seven hours. i have some lingering pain tonight, even a couple of days later. so, ladies, if you do have to get one of those tests.. just know you may be one of those “some people” that think it hurts real bad. you probably won’t pass out.. i am told that was pretty flipping rare and a shock to all in the room.. but, yeah, don’t say i didn’t warn ya!

so.. yeah.. you guys may have guessed from that test that i am getting more serious about starting a fam. i know, a surprise to those of you who have been long-time readers. it’s weird.. i legit woke up one day and wanted to have kids. that biological clock must really be a thing.

but this whole i-want-a-baby thing does NOT change the fact that actually HAVING a baby (both the pregnancy part and being in charge of an actual human baby) doesn’t still scare me to bits. because it does. like, bad.

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luckily i have quite a few best friends in my corner who are superb moms.. and then, of course, there’s momma b to the rescue at all times. clearly she knows what’s up when it comes to motherhood. i turned out pretty ok.

many of you have asked me to share more about it here on the blog, but i want to say that i probably won’t be talking about it a ton. you’ll hear about it if i ever do wind up pregnant, promise. but i would rather not dive into all the details and going-ons of our fun-filled journey to get there. (i know, weird to hear coming from extroverted me.. but that’s that.) plus.. most of you probably don’t want to read that stuff.

Natalie Dee comic: thats all class dismissed * Text:

OH! it’s an eventful week for my family! yesterday was my sister marisa’s 15th anny with her husband eric. they live in san diego and i miss them every day, along with my three sweet nieces. today is my cute nephew luke’s birthday and saturday is his momma’s birthday—also known as my sister, suni. she had a great birthday seven years ago, when she gave birth to her second son just days before her birthday! we are going to their house to celebrate on sunday. we will also be celebrating my niece lucy’s birthday on sunday, in spirit, because that soon-to-be 10 year old is one of the san diego nieces. whew. see.. told you.. lots of stuff in my fam this week!

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i told you guys i started mshell fitness this week. it’s pretty… hardcore. i don’t know if this type of plan is for me, but i won it fair and square and so i am going to give it my all. i received my first month of personal training for free—it’s a meal plan and a workout regimen. i want to use this to my advantage and really get the most out of it! once i am done with my first month, i can choose to continue the program. while it is hard, i have enjoyed the program so far. i am actually eating more than i used to be! but it’s the longer gym sessions that have thrown me through a loop. i’ve definitely become dependent on my quick, in-and-out GPP sessions. i forgot what it was like to work out for so long, haha.. but, i guess that’s what i used to do back in the day, pre-GPP. when i did jamie eason’s livefit trainer i was at the gym for 2 hours sometimes! that’s a little too long for this busy girl. but i LOVE the lifting workouts (i have done one chest workout and one back workout so far) and i am all sorts of sore in new places.. which means the change is going to do me good. even though i could do without the cardio sessions.. necessary evil, i ‘spose!

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annnyway.. that’s what’s up on the meals & moves front.

what else?

OH. this candle. IT’S SO GOOD. get it. i got it at yankee candle company. 

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i just love fall. pumpkin craze aside.. i love toms and hoodies and thumb holes and crunchy leaves and cool but not too cold air. hope it sticks around for a few…

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the only thing left to tell you is that i made up a recipe for some delicious banana protein muffins the other night and i ate them all before i could take a picture so now i am waiting for some more bananas to turn black. then i will make them again and share them with you guys!

whew. i feel better now that i have rambled a little. thanks for reading, if you did!

Qs~

1. to the ladies.. what is/was scarier to you.. giving birth or taking care of a newborn?

2. to the alcohol consumers out there.. liquor, beer, or wine? and what specific kind?

3. coffee or tea?

xo. janetha g.

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lindsay October 24, 2013 at 7:26 pm

i’m getting nauseous reading this. Are you ok? you’re supposed to wait for me to have babies!! 2 more years, k?

Katie October 24, 2013 at 7:50 pm

Yahooo My favorite bloggers are having babies ;)

Lauren @ Me and the Mountains October 26, 2013 at 11:20 am

I’ll wait with ya, Linds. I think I’ll finally be ready by then..

lindsay October 26, 2013 at 3:23 pm

oh phew! i will need a hormone buddy

Julie @ RDelicious Kitchen October 24, 2013 at 7:32 pm

yes everything needs to taste like pumpkin!

Becca October 24, 2013 at 7:33 pm

I have no background on the first, but I’d probably have to say all three to the second :) I’ve actually been craving cocktails lately (not in a dependent sort of way) I read all these interesting combinations and I want to try them all but they require so many ingredients so I usually stick to beer or wine unless we’re eating out. We ate at a local restaurant a couple weeks ago and they had this amazing gin cocktail that I absolutely loved!

On a sober note, I like coffee and tea, but prefer coffee since I’ve also been craving lattes :)

Katie October 24, 2013 at 7:52 pm

I just had a baby 6 months ago & trust me I was scared coming home, but your instincts kick in and help you manage! (I gave up reading the books since all babies are different) Giving birth is nothing like you see in the movies and I was really surprised how things turned out in the end. Can’t complain too much! I’m excited for You :)

Bonnie October 24, 2013 at 8:07 pm

Ha! Loved Lindsay’s comment at the top about waiting for her! ;) I am getting pretty ready too…Maybe in the next year start trying? We are waiting until Mikey is done with grad school and will go from there! I am WAY more scared of the 18+ years rather than the pregnancy and birth… But from watching friends and my family I know there is support and I am thankful for the examples in my life of healthy families and moms! :D

And for me? Generally wine and definitely coffee…although, as you know, I’m all about tea right now! To be honest, I don’t miss the no-alcohol (only had 1-2 glasses wine/week in the first place) except for celebratory nights and for one of those “really relaxing” evenings. Also, I kinda don’t know what it’s going to be like when I go back to coffee in the morning! I like mine black and only have about 1 cup in the morning, but I’m excited and somehow kinda nervous to bring it back post-Holiday Hustle.

RainStorm October 25, 2013 at 12:17 am

What a horrible experience! I do hope you’re starting to feel recovered now.

I’ve not headed down the baby route (yet) so no useful experiences to share. A lot of my friends have had at least one and my sister has just had her first – I think the “coming home” and the first few weeks are tough!

I don’t drink coffee (yuck!) but get through quite a bit of tea on an average day!

Amanda October 25, 2013 at 1:16 am

Can I ramble a bit too? Sweet!

I loooooove coffee but I adore tea too. My husband got me a breville tea pot 2 years ago for Christmas and it’s a genius little thing. Teavana is pretty pricy…I get into some trouble there ;)

Dude I’m so sorry that happened to you. That just sounds horrible. It really annoys me when they downplay the amount of discomfort you could feel during a procedure. Feel better!

Jennifer October 25, 2013 at 4:09 am

My little one just turned 1 last week … I found the first 4-6 wks of motherhood to be the worst weeks. The no sleep and trying to breast feed were awful. But then your kid starts to smile and be more human and sleep more and now it’s the best thing ever. My birth experience was pretty easy, I was induced and it went smoothly.

I know you have tons of friends to ask, but I would be happy to answer any q’s. I’m not scared of blood, placentas or vaginas!

I’m a wine-o, I love St Supery out of Napa. And Barefoot when I’m feeling cheap which is most of the time.

With you on the tea. But I will drink a pumpkin coffee like a boss any day.

Good luck with your journey to motherhood. My advice is go with the flow and enjoy the little, new playmate. It is seriously awesome. And I really don’t like kids other than my own.

Colleen October 25, 2013 at 6:03 am

I think being a parent was scarier for me; labor is finite, but once the baby’s here, IT’S HERE and you can’t change your mind! But it is all kinds of wonderful, even though it’s hard sometimes. I think the thing that helped me the most is looking at parenthood as being hired for a new job — you learn as much as you can before you start, put in the work, and take it one day at a time until you start to settle into a groove. Good luck!

Gina October 25, 2013 at 6:24 am

Raising a baby terrifies me – but I better get ready because I’m scheduled for a c-section in two weeks!

cherie October 25, 2013 at 6:36 am

The scariest was DEFINITELY the giving birth part…while having a little baby to take care of is scary when you first get home, or the first time they get sick, people really are right when they tell you that you will know what to do because its a natural instinct…good luck on your journey!

Angie @ Pint of Goals October 25, 2013 at 6:57 am

I have the same olive green Toms – love them!
Giving birth was scarier than caring for my baby (who is now four months). I knew my motherly instincts would kick in (and they did), but there was nothing to prep me for labor. I ended up pushing for two and a half hours and then needing a c-section. Now that I know what to expect with both contractions and surgery, maybe it won’t be as scary next time.

jess t October 25, 2013 at 6:57 am

glad to hear you are starting to feel better. just the though of someone sticking a catheter up my unmentionables gives me the willies.

1. i’m in the no kids club but i actually feel like i would be okay with the pregnancy/birth/newborn stuff it’s everything after that i’m not interested in. i just really don’t like kids. i understand this makes me a horrible person.

2. i’m not a big drinker but i can get down with any of the options depending on the situation. i like some craft beers, white wine, and the occasional mixed drink. i haven’t had fireball since i was a teenager….

3. tea for me! decaf though because caffeine does weird things to me. earl grey & trader joe’s candy cane green tea are my faves.

stephanie October 25, 2013 at 7:18 am

Giving birth DEFINITELY terrifies me more than taking care of a newborn. Actually, pregnancy, giving birth, and the changes the body goes through / how that can impact one’s relationship to their significant other = really, really scary. However, people do it all the time so I’ve got to believe that it can all turn out just fine…or at least believe that we’re all capable of pulling through it.

My taste in alcohol is totally dependent on the season and my mood…I like red wine, beer, and a good bloody mary year-round but otherwise:
warm weather- white wine spritzers or vodka soda
cold weather- whiskey-based drinks like hot toddies or whiskey diet (or whiskey neat).

Coffee is a year-round (and daily) habit as well, but I really like (decaf) tea at night, especially when it’s cold outside.

Jessica @ Blog-Inspired Cooking October 25, 2013 at 7:33 am

I was so freaked out by the hysterosalpingogram that I opted not to do it. Instead we ended up adopting a toddler, which is WAY scarier than birth or parenting a newborn. Toddlers can walk and run! Infants are way easier, they don’t go anywhere.

I’m completely not a drinker (don’t care for beer or wine), but right now alcoholic ginger beer is where it’s at for me.

Tea or decaf coffee all the way since I’m caffeine-free. But I like tea more since it’s easy to make single cups and it comes in great flavors and has no calories. For coffee I insist on flavored creamer.

betty (the sweaty betty) October 25, 2013 at 7:40 am

i get overwhelmed after a weekend of having Barbara’s nieces over, so the thought of having my own (and not being able to take it back where it came from) scares the shit outta me. i’m still pretty young, but barbaras two years older and her body is craving one, so we might start trying sometime next year. plus, i’m afraid of needles/doctors, so giving birth scares the shit outta me, too.

coffee over tea. and liquor/beer over wine. i’m trying to join the wine club, but I don’t think I have the taste for it yet. love some fireball! I love fireball candies, too.

Carbzilla October 25, 2013 at 7:41 am

Omg. How terrifying! I’ve never heard of that procedure but I’m assuming there was a reason you had to do it, and not just a “hey, let’s go look all up in there just for fun.” hopefully, that’s the hardest part of the whole deal.

I’m with Jess on the no kids thing, but mostly bc I just didn’t want that job. Ironically I now take care of 40 “kids” (ok, software developers), but at least someone’s paying me.

You guys are going to be fantastic parents.

Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) October 25, 2013 at 11:35 pm

LOL! 40 kids! So true!

Corrie Anne October 25, 2013 at 7:55 am

Sorry that the doctor’s was so not fun. But we’re all hoping to hear good news soon!! :) I think I am more scared of being pregnant and labor than the baby. Haha. Probably because I have five siblings. None of us were that breakable. But I probably do need to move closer to my mom!!!!!

LG October 25, 2013 at 8:28 am

Ohhhh I’m so sorry about the HSG pain! Yeah, I ended up having to get a laparosocpic surgery for them to complete that and look for endemetriosis. (I tell ya, I have a rare setup!) It hurt for a few days after, and especially when I woke up from the surgery – yowza!!!

Anyway, feel free to e-mail me if you ever want to hear our story or want to chat!

I’m most afraid of the no-sleep part of having a newborn. And the potential for non-stop baby cries. Ahhhhh……

Colleen October 25, 2013 at 8:41 am

I’m sorry that was such a horrible experience for you! I’ve been in a similar situation before where I went through a procedure that was supposed to be relatively painless, but ended up being extremely painful and I almost passed out from it. Didn’t help with my fear of hospitals… but, yay for babies! I know you will be a great momma! I think it’s totally normal to be scared, too. There’s so many unknowns and there’s the whole being completely responsible for another human being. However, I think being a mom is the greatest gift/job in the world :).

Christin@christinjoyful October 25, 2013 at 8:52 am

1) I’m 26 weeks pregnant, and both scare me a bit, but it’s weird because I was much more scared before I was pregnant than I am now…something in the hormones changes you, I swear! :)
2) I like the type of drink to fit the occasion (when i’m not pregnant of course, lol) Vodka soda with lime at the bar, wine with dinner/upscale event or wine tasting (duh), and brews are great for BBQ’s and campfires, hanging with friends etc in a casual environment.
3) Coffee AND Tea. I’m allowed 1 cup of coffee a day, so right now I have the Trader Joes Pumpkin Spice coffee..then I switch to orange spice tea without caffeine :)

Tamara October 25, 2013 at 8:55 am

Oh nooooo, I’m so sorry you had to go through that. Sounds so scary!! I’m glad you’re feeling (mostly) better. xo

1. Since I recently had a hysterectomy (and had no children before), I will never know for sure, but I think giving birth sounds way scarier. This is probably in large part because I’ve been around and helped take care of many newborns, including my much younger siblings and my nieces.

2. All of the above. I want to try Fireball!

3. Both. Though I’ve been on a (decaf) coffee kick for a while. Well, technically an iced decaf Americano with half & half kick. SO yummy. But I love rooibos, peppermint tea (tisane, technically), and lots of other herbals.

Miranda October 25, 2013 at 8:57 am

I’m so excited to hear that you are wanting to start a family! (I’m a long time reader, but I never comment.)I am definitely surprised and happy for you. Having a kiddo is amazing. I wish you luck on your quest.

I once got an IUD (pre-kid) and that was supposed to be in and out appointment, too. I didn’t pass out, but I got really sick (like flu-type) immediately and they had to sedate me. My sister had to pick me up and take me home from the doctors office.

Nicole C October 25, 2013 at 9:10 am

I’m much more into adopting kids. I never thought about the birth part, because the idea of having a baby to take care of was enough for me to say no. I will be 32 in December. Still zero interest. :/

Tea! We have a place here called English’s Quintessentially British Gastropub here. It’s charming, they even have time tea every day and one of my favorite places to get tea. I’ve never had a cup of coffee.

Maren October 25, 2013 at 9:28 am

HOLY BALLS! I did not know that your procedure went SO wrong! I am sorry :( and glad to hear you are feeling better! I could live without coffee and tea the rest of my life if I had to, but I still drink both. Not all the time. I just like diet mt. dew. Can’t be healthy all the time.

Also, I prefer red wine or a good beer. Like the honey wheat at the chicken coop here in town. bomb. Also, you are right. Fireball is ridiculous. I try to avoid it at all possible costs, but sometimes it slips into my shot glass! :P

Love ya, rest up this weekend! xo

Erica October 25, 2013 at 9:36 am

oh man…I had that done and it was a piece of cake…I’m so sorry it hit you hard- that stinks! Glad you’re ok though. How scary! I’m super excited that you want to have a kid/kids! Whoop whoop! Honestly, the having a baby part of it was a piece of cake (for me). I think if you get an epidural and it works …its nothing…but of course theres all the potential things that could make it much more tough. Taking care of a newborn? It was scary at first, but it feels natural pretty quick. You’re going to be an awesome mama

annoymous October 25, 2013 at 10:28 am

I have had that test done three time. I hurt every time. I also have been told from the test that I had two blocked tubes and then one blocked tube. Many more details in that story but the point I’m trying to make is I am currently pregnant and don’t put much weight in that particular test. Good luck you you on your journey..it can be long and complex but oh so worth it!!

Janetha October 25, 2013 at 11:28 am

Thanks so much! I am glad you are pregnant :) Luckily the test results showed nothing wrong with my tubes or uterus.. so now we are onto the next steps!

Yana October 25, 2013 at 12:01 pm

1. to the ladies.. what is/was scarier to you.. giving birth or taking care of a newborn?
Neither. My pregnancy was easy and giving birth was not that bad either, and my son was a little angel all through baby/toddler/preschool/elementary school years. Being a mother of a 12-14 year old him was hell on Earth, though. I refer to those years as ‘The Alien Abduction Phase’, and I suspect that the alien part might just be true. It was like a switch was flipped, and we were completely unprepared since he was so good before. Then the aliens returned him and it got much better.

2. to the alcohol consumers out there.. liquor, beer, or wine? and what specific kind?
Wine. Red. Dry.

3. coffee or tea?
Tea. Almost any kind. Oolong is currently my favorite. I need to get that Pumpkin Brulee STAT.

And, yes, everything does need to taste like pumpkin. Regardless of season.

Livi October 25, 2013 at 1:16 pm

alwayssssss coffee! I’m an addict!

Katie October 25, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Oh fireball. That’s my in-laws drink of choice when we’re all together. It’s the delicious devil.

Also, I had a hysterosalpingogram right before I got pregnant, and heard horror stories (like yours) about it. I was petrified, but luckily wasn’t one of “those people” – so sorry you had to endure that! I hope they find out some things and get you on the road to baby-making quickly.

Also, I’d rather take care of 300 newborns than give birth a few times. But, it’s all worth it in the end. The pain, the sleepless nights, the screaming in your ear and spit-up on your face. It’s so worth it. I’m so dang excited for you and Marsh to be parents!!

Annette@FitnessPerks October 25, 2013 at 2:08 pm

I am sorry the test hurt so bad & you passed out! Whoa! That is crazy. Glad you’re okay though.

And as you know….I am SO EXCITED to be a mom. If she would just come already. ;) I also got hit with the “i want a baby” feeling last year, so you’re right–I think it is an instinct that kinda hits when the timing might be more ideal. I have to say though, that if anyone waited for the ‘perfect time to have kids’ no one would have them. ;)

I am not scared of the birth or the actually having a baby part. Probably because I grew up with little sibs/babies. And I’m not scared of the birth part anymore because I’ve WAITED SO LONG FOR IT. hahaha.

(in that defense though, I’m not complaining, just slightly anxious!! I don’t want to be induced, so I’m allowing this to happen b/c she’s fine. I’d rather it happen naturally than have to have drugs make it happen!)

xoxo

Cat October 25, 2013 at 6:53 pm

I loved being pregnant. I don’t think it was too scary. When I went into labor & we got to the hospital, I almost burst into tears because I knew our life was about to change. The awesome thing is that I really don’t remember the first six months. It was such a blur. I say it’s God’s way of helping women want to procreate again :)

GiGi Eats Celebrities October 25, 2013 at 8:56 pm

OOOO I totally want some of that Pumpkin Tea!!! I forget about Teavana but I really shouldn’t! They used to have shops near me, but they don’t seem to have them in LA. I am all about the treat tasting teas! :) I like coffee too but… Tea is more my jam :)

Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) October 25, 2013 at 11:37 pm

Oh no!! Poor you! A seizure and turning green and fainting?! Ugh, I’m so sorry! Feel better soon!

Lauren @ Me and the Mountains October 26, 2013 at 11:21 am

Everything about having a kid scares me- EVERYTHING! The actual birth and having a human to be responsible for… well, the birth probably scares me more. I think that having two (almost) 4-year old dogs that I got at 8 weeks old was good prep- though I know that having a human baby will be on a different level. I have moments of wanting to be a mom, but I’m still waiting to “wake up and want a baby.”
I’m too darn selfish with my time right now!

Trisha October 27, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Whoa, scary experience but holy crap I’m excited to hear that you’re wanting to join the momma’s club. Me too! We’re holding off on really trying until we take 10-day vacay in February but when we get back (ok, and while we’re away) it’s on!! ;) For some reason the idea of giving birth doesn’t really scare me at all. My mom was extremely sick for the duration of her pregnancy with me, so much so that she never wanted to be pregnant again so I guess what scares me the most is following in those footsteps.
I love beer. Luckily here in Wisco the local craft brew possibilities are endless. Plus, the hubby and I brew right here in our home!
I’m a fan of both coffee and tea, but definitely drink coffee more often.

Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries October 27, 2013 at 3:02 pm

Haha! Love that ecard re: laundry. Amen to that.

YAY about having babies! It’s seriously the best thing that’s ever happened to me. No joke. You’ll be an amazing mother, I just know it. Oh, and for the record, giving birth scared the shiz out of me over caring for a newborn. But I did it, and it’s so worth it and incredible. And the newborn phase? It’s just that – a PHASE. So don’t be too scared. It just gets better and better with every passing day. xoxo

calee October 28, 2013 at 8:11 am

oh my god. that sounds like a frightening experience. i typically pass out with any kind of pain, but seizure? eeeek. glad you’re okay now. i hope they figure out what’s happening. i don’t blame you for not wanting to talk much about the whole journey on here. i’d definitely keep that off my blog if the time comes because i know that people don’t understand what you’re going through unless they have had the exact same journey (and that is never the case), and getting comments from people who have kids when you’re trying … just … ick. good luck, my friend. I’m totally with you on the waking up one day and wanting kids and being completely scared shitless over the actual process. fortunately, i’m not married yet and am nowhere near where i want to be before i start bringing lives that depend on me into this world, so I don’t have to think about it yet. :)

Tess @ Cross Country Cajun October 28, 2013 at 11:47 am

I’m so glad you are ok. I had a tramautic experience like yours over a lady part procedure that was supposed to just hurt a little. So excited for you as you start your journey to parenthood. I’m the same way as you – absolutely ready for kids yet totally scared crazy about having them. you get through it though and I know you and Marshall will be AMAZING parents. Good luck!

Cassie @RedLetterDaye October 28, 2013 at 2:11 pm

I’ve been wondering how you would react to MShell’s workouts. I know they are long and she loves her cardio. She looks great, but that’s obviously different than what you have been doing (and seemed to prefer). I hate cardio as well, and after switching to weight based workouts a couple years ago, my cardio is minimal if any anymore. My workouts are done within in hour (lately no more than 45 minutes), and I think that works for me. Maybe more time in the gym, or more cardio, would be better for my physique, but this works for my mental health, too. I prefer shorter workouts, and they seem to have been working for you, since you look great. I think it’s worth trying since you won it, but I’ll be interested to see if you continue.

Janetha October 28, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Thanks for the comment! Yeah.. not even a week in and I have cut a few workouts short and skipped 4 of the cardios.. haha.. physically, I can do it. Mentally.. well.. I’ve been spoiled with GPP. I will be interested to see if I even make it through the month haha.. xoxo

Jenn - Girl Heroes November 1, 2013 at 9:02 am

Just checking in and wanted to say sorry about what happened during that test. That sounds awful. ((Hugs))

As for birth or babies…man that’s a toss up. I’ll tell you what’s the hardest teenagers!!!!!! Oh man! In a few months I’ll be taking care of a newborn and a teenager. God help me! Seriously though babies aren’t that hard assuming they are healthy. Birth doesn’t last forever coming from someone who gets terrible terrible back labor. And teenagers (joking aside) I actually enjoy it…they are fun. Truly the hardest part is knowing it won’t be long until they fly the nest. That is HARD. I can’t even put it into words. Sniff.

Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut November 1, 2013 at 5:43 pm

Oh my gosh that’s terrifying about having a seizure and passing out!! I passed out once after a lady doctor procedure and it’s ironic because they were surprised at how well I was doing…and then things started to go black ha!

I’m saying a prayer for you after I type up this comment! I hope things go better on the trying to get preggers front! <3

Penny November 4, 2013 at 11:33 am

My lady parts hurt just reading this! So sorry!

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