Sellers Gang Mama

Confessions of a Happily Married Mother of Twins Trying to Keep a Sense of Self & Sanity One Day at a Time

Moving Day January 26, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Heather Sellers @ 12:54 pm

I have moved to: Brace Yourselves

Please come and see me there! I think it will just work a lot better for what I want to get out of blogging.

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La Fin: What is worse? Child birth or a kidney stone? January 7, 2010

Filed under: everyday life,Uncategorized — Heather Sellers @ 12:30 pm
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The reason that the good times did not start rolling again on Wednesday, is because my stint decide it wanted to come out on its own. ON ITS OWN people! The doctor told me to go ahead and take it out myself and go to the ER if I began to bleed excessively.

What do they mean by excessively? Like bleeding enough that it can soak through a napkin or bleeding so that it’s squirting out at people? I hate that term “excessively”. It’s so subjective. I need a chart defining when I need to go back to the ER, ok medical personnel? Help me out here.

So for the next 5 days I felt like I had a whole new kidney stone due to the swelling caused by the stint that supposedly fixed the problem. Why is it ladies and gentleman that medical procedures that are supposed to eliminate your pain cause you increased or at least continued pain? Let’s work on that as well medical personnel, feel free to get back to me with ideas and I will let you know what I think of them.

Thank goodness for my mom and sister, they came over and took care of my precious babies for me. so that I could take hot baths, lay on the couch with a heating pad on my back and my stomach and take ibuprofen (to help with the swelling, not just for grins) around the clock.

So the moral of the story is this: Drink more water!

 

To tide over December 8, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Heather Sellers @ 12:16 pm

I haven’t had much time to post or read blogs lately. But just so no one thinks I have bailed. Here are some funny baby pictures to tide you over.

Jesse thought Jaxson looked cute in his glasses 🙂

So serious!

I will be back with a real post soon!

 

Halloween 2009 November 4, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Heather Sellers @ 11:06 am

On Saturday night Mom, Tobin, Hannah and Kye (my stepbrother) came to the Hallelujah Carnival at the church with us. The babies were a big hit in their sweet little pea pod costumes. Too bad they only wore them for about 15 minutes. They were hot and getting cranky so we took them out and let them just hang out in their onesies and pants.

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We all had fun walking around outside while Kye did the obstacle course, spider wall and other inflatable fun.

An interesting thing happened though. The phenomenon of women dressy trashing on Halloween did not stop just because we were at the church. There was a young girl (I would say 18-20) in a Crown Royal bag/dress (yes that is alcohol!! at a church!! It’s a purple velvet bag with gold writing and a gold tie on it in case you’re wondering.),  VERY tall gold hooker heels and a crown on. The dress looked like it was going to fall down any second and it visible that I was not the only person uncomfortable with her choice of clothes.

For the first time in my life, I wanted to be confrontational and remind her where she was and that she was dressed inappropriately. But I didn’t. I didn’t want to be the reason that she never came back to Crossroads. But still, inappropriate, right?

 

I have a confession… October 7, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Heather Sellers @ 1:37 pm

I love TV!

Jesse and I watch way more TV then we should. But we love it and frankly at the end of the day I am often to tired to read so TV is what we do. I end up watching my shows days after they actually air because of the amazing invention of DVR. I don’t know how we survived without one!

We are watching (some of this is really Jesse stuff we  watch separately):

House

Heroes (Jesse’s)

Lie to Me

Flipping Out (Me)

The Good Wife (Me)

Criminal Minds

Bones

Real Housewives of Atlanta (Me)

Vampire Diaries (I can’t decide if I like this, but Jesse does)

Law & Order SVU

Smallville (Jesse’s)

Jesse does not watch reality tv at all unless there is absolutely nothing else on and I beg. He hates it. I have stopped watching a lot of it. I used to watch the reality stuff on MTV (although I still do watch the Hills sometimes) but I don’t anymore, I can’t deal with the cussing, drinking and sex scenes. What is it about reality tv stars that makes them think they should act like idiots on national television?

I always wonder what everyone else’s favorites are. Please do share!

 

Judgey McJudger October 2, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Heather Sellers @ 12:38 pm

I mentioned in a previous post how smug and judgmental I was before I had Jaxson and Elizabeth.

What I didn’t realize is that other mothers are much more judgment AFTER you have the baby (babies). Not only do they judge you about your every parenting move from diaper brand to breast feeding to clothing choices, but they judge you about the actual birth process itself. So here we go, I am going to shout it loud and proud.

I do not breastfeed. I have never breastfed. I do not pump. I have done none of it. Not once. I didn’t even try.

I use disposal diapers. They are not organic. They are not Wal-Mart brand. They are Huggies, they have Mickie and Minnie on them and they go in my diaper genie elite 2 and then that goes in the trash. This woman is not standing over a toilet shaking poo into it and then washing poo and pee filled diapers THREE times for two babies. I don’t have $1,000 to stock up on cloth diapers and I don’t have the time for that crazy cleaning process. NOT HAPPENING.

I was induced. I had an epidural. Then it stopped working, so they gave me more. Then I stopped progressing so I got prepped for a c-section after 12 hours of labor with Petocin. Then when we got to the OR the epidural wasn’t working so they had to put me completely under anesthesia for my delivery. My babies were out of me an hour before I got to hold them and I was groggy when I finally did.

But  let me tell you something else.

My children are both at a healthy weight. They both eat well and have responded great to formula.

My children have NEVER had diaper rash. NOT once. If I think they maybe look a little red, I immediately treat them with desitin and watch them like a hawk.

My grandma (who takes care of my babies Tuesday-Friday) is not inconvenienced with heating up breast milk or having to wash cloth diapers. That was very important to me. She enjoys taking care of them and it does not burden her.

I remember holding my babies the night they were born. I bonded with and loved them immediately. Unlike what some women who have never had a c-section or given birth at all for that matter say, having a c-section does not ruin the bonding you have with your child. Nor does having a c-section make me wimpy or less of a mother/woman then anyone else.

I hate reading blogs where women are attacking each others choices as pregnant women and as mothers. The reason that the media plays up this whole “Mommy Wars” thing is because women do that to each other. So how about we stop. How about we embrace each other,  be open minded to different choices and parenting styles, and support each other simply because we are all doing our very best to raise healthy and happy children. What does it matter if we all do it a little differently?

 

Embrace The Fear September 29, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Heather Sellers @ 10:12 am

I have to be honest. I am scared of my blog.

You might be asking “Why are you scared of your own blog? You started it stupid.”

I understand that question because I ask myself that question. But it doesn’t change the fact that I.Am.Scared.

I have written approximately 6 posts that I have not published. I have even deleted the drafts.

I am fearful that my writing is not good enough, that my grammar is not good enough, that my stories aren’t funny enough, that I am not interesting enough.

What I just realized is that this is my blog. I don’t have to be “good enough” for anyone, do I? No, I don’t!

So I am embracing the fear. Tomorrow I am going to write a post and publish it. I am not going to let it sit for 12 hours while I go back and revise, revise, revise, and then ultimately delete it. I am going to find my voice and embrace my fear.

Here’s to not looking before I leap.