My First blog post

Since this is my first post I figure I should start out by introducing myself.

My name is Chandra, I live in Beautiful Utah, I’m married to the love of my life, and I have 5 children. 4 Boys, ages 13 – 5 and a Girl who is 3.

If I had it my way I’d be pregnant with twins right now and adopting a few more but my husband is not quite as comfortable in our already completely chaotic household and had deemed that enough is enough.

Well, it’s also partly my fault, when my daughter was 5 months old and I was battling the after baby body blues I noticed a spider vein and ran to my hubby and told him to hurry and get a vasectomy. I get pregnant very, very easily. I had my girl, I had my boys and I was done.

So I thought. 😦 Now I wish I hadn’t reacted so quickly. What’s a little spider vein (which has all but disappeared now by the way) compared to the miracle of a baby?

But there’s also the small fact that all 5 of my children were C-Sections (not by choice) all but one were emergencies. With my Girl, I had known the last couple of weeks that something was wrong and when they finally took her we found out I was right. I had ruptured. My uterus was filled with blood that they had to suction out of my daughter’s lungs. The amazing this is that my Dr said that it has actually begun to repair itself, which if it had not, we both may not have made it. He said he’s never seen anything like it before.

With my Girl, I had known the last couple of weeks that something was wrong and when they finally took her we found out I was right. I had ruptured. My uterus was filled with blood that they had to suction out of my daughter’s lungs. The amazing thing is that my Dr said that it has actually begun to repair itself, which if it had not, we both may not have made it. He said he’s never seen anything like it before.

So, while I wish I could have more children, I am unbelievably grateful for all 5 of my miracles.

Since my life is my children and my love of children, I thought that would be a good place to start my blog.

Until Next Time…

Chandra

 

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Only Slightly Chaotic

Today was a pretty good day.

I got a lot of work done! (Happy Dance).

Most of the day wasn’t Chaotic (another happy dance). That is until my sons came home from school.

The very second my boys walk in the door they are all over each other. It’s like watching a small group of psychos on crack. Their backpacks, jackets, and shoes all go flying in all directions as they converge on the PlayStation screaming at each other and ready to fight to the death over who gets to play first.

It’s completely insane. And it doesn’t stop there. They pretty much keep that up over anything and everything until bedtime.

I go through a lot of Ibuprofen. Just sayin.

My daughter is mostly feeling better today which is awesome! 😀

While I’m on the topic of daughters…  Whenever I envisioned myself having a daughter I would imagine this sweet and gentle thing that would love animals, listen to me, and just plain be everything sweet and gentle.

SMH. I kind of see where guys are with this whole female thing. My daughter is BOSSY. She rules this house. She tells everyone what to do and when to do it and if you don’t go along with it she runs to her room and slams the door and refuses to talk to you.

She does LOVE animals….so much so that I can’t have anything small enough for her to hurt it because she carries them around by the neck. (Shocked Emoji Here) No kittens around here for a very long time….

She is very DRAMATIC. If she cries over anything she makes sure that you know it. She’ll run up to everyone with the sweetest little pouty face and say “I’m crying”.  A Females emotions cannot be denied or ignored.

She is very SENSITIVE. I swear everything is going great, she’ll be happy and playing, and then out of nowhere she’s crying and I have absolutely no idea why!

It’s really at that moment that I think I kind of feel for men.

I panic trying desperately to think what could have possibly made her cry and desperately wanting to give her whatever she wants so she’s happy again.

But it’s not our fault that we’re so cute that men can’t stand to see us cry right?

That being said, she is definitely my princess. She’ll do the sweetest little things that just melt my heart. I’ll come out of a room after I’d seen her just a minute ago and she says “I found you!” and hug my legs.

She really is a sweet little thing (aside from the cat thing) with the rough and tumble attitude of a boy thrown in. Guess that’s what happens when you have 4 brothers. She can definitely hold her own with all of them. And she’s only 3!

Now, If only I can convince her that girls can’t just randomly throw off their clothes and run around peeing on the floor.

On that note, Goodnight! Lol

Chandra

 

 

Sick in Chaos

I had planned to write here everyday…but should have known there’s no way that would happen. Life in Chaos doesn’t leave a lot of extra time lol.

So what has happened since I last wrote? My kids have been sick, kids fighting, I have been sick, kids fighting, behind on work, trying to keep up with housework (😂 that’s an uphill battle) and more of kids fighting! So, mostly the usual.

Hate when my babies are sick :(. With five I pretty much take it in stride and don’t take them to the Dr unless absolutely necessary because I can basically predict everything the Dr is going to say anyways. But I panicked today when my daughter seemed to be having breathing problems and took her in.

The Dr said she has a virus, so no antibiotics, prescribed a steroid, and told me to keep up on the albuterol treatments I’ve already been doing.

So glad she’s okay though. She really had me worried there for a minute!

As I said, I’m behind on work. Which I hate!!! I am lucky enough to be able to work from home making and selling headbands, Barefoot Sandals And Maternity sashes. Love love love what I do!

But it’s terrible when I get behind! Of course, I’m like everyone else, when I order something I want it as fast a possible! Working Handmade and with 5 kids that sometimes makes it really hard to get my orders out as fast as I would like. Thankfully, most of my customers are very understanding!

To all of my customers, I appreciate you more than you know!

Laundry is my Nemesis. 😡 I swear I can stand there and watch the pile just grow right before my eyes. It is absolutely impossible to keep up. And right when I think I’m starting to get caught up I find a huge pile of morels it in one of my kids’ closets. 😡

Someone really needs to invent disposable clothing!

I’ve thought of hiring someone just to do my laundry but then I’ll just look unbelievably lazy right? 🤔 I Can’t Win! *Sigh*

Anyways, what are these pictures, you ask? Some of my work of course!

Am I blatantly promoting myself? Yes. Yes I am. 😳😂

If you’d like to check out more you can visit my Official Website Princessesdesign.com Shipping in the US is Free. I’m still working on the site so not all of my work is available there yet.

You can see it all at Princessesdesign.etsy.com

Thanks for reading my completely random blog! ❤️

Chandra

Best Cookies….EVER!

So today has not been as chaotic as usual….yet. Two of my boys are at friend’s houses. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

I still have 3 of my kids and my 1-year-old nephew, whom I love to the moon and back, but that doesn’t top the older two fighting over looking at each other.

So in between psycho little people and cleaning I made cookies. I don’t usually have time to do that so WooHoo!

You know those Big Pink Sugar Cookies??? What am I saying, Of course, you do!

After much trial and error, I finally found the closest possible recipe for these cookies. PURE HEAVEN!

So I am going to do my good deed of the day and share this secret (or not so secret) Link to the most amazing recipe ever.

Ready?

http://bakingthegoods.com/2014/02/11/big-pink-cookie-recipe/

And Go!

Many will be cross-eyed from cookies tonight. My job here is done! 😀