Sellers Gang Mama

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

What is worse? Child birth or a kidney stone? January 3, 2010

Filed under: everyday life — Heather Sellers @ 12:53 pm

Alright people, do I have a story for you. Hold on to your hats.

About a month ago, November 29th to be exact, at 6:00am when I tried to go back to sleep after feeding Jaxson and Elizabeth a pain hit me in the left side of stomach and my  back. For 3 hours I tried to deal with it, while my poor little sister tried to figure out what the heck was wrong with me. Finally, I called my mom and hysterically asked her to come and watch the babies for me so I could go to the ER.

My dad met me at the hospital and they ran a CT scan which confirmed what I already knew. I had a 3 mm kidney stone. The good news was that it had already worked its way into my bladder and should be out quickly. Armed with a prescription for pain meds and anti-nausea meds I went home to rest and pass that sucker. The next day I started feeling better mid afternoon so I went back to work the next day and moved on.

The next week I was sitting on the floor of my friend Margaret’s cube crying because the pain was back. I went home took my pain meds and anti-nausea pills and slept the whole day, surely it was gone now.


Monday morning, I woke up at 3:00am right back in that excruciating pain. I thought ‘seriously? Who gets 2 kidney stones in the same month? Last time it was 4 years between!’ I tried to take a pain pill and lay on the couch thinking it would pass. But alas, again I was on my way to the ER. Thank goodness for my mother who drove me since I puked in my front yard and had to hold a trash bag the whole way to the hospital, driving was so not an option.

Would you believe it was the same stone? The same stone (actually was 4mm and not 3) had been plaguing me for a month now. Me, a girl who hates pain meds had taken more in that month then the month I had my c-section. What is wrong with that picture? I can handle 10 pounds and approximately 27 inches of baby, but not a 4mm stone? Surely not!

The urologist said due to this evil devil stones location there was no way to blast it out with sound waves, so surgery was my only option and his preference would be that I stay the night in the hospital to control the pain.  Thank you Jesus for morphine! My pain was under control and I was going to be able to sleep until my surgery, all is well, right?

to be continued…


Awkward Moments are Some of the Best December 22, 2009

Filed under: everyday life,marriage — Heather Sellers @ 1:29 pm
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Last night as Jesse and I were settling down to go to sleep he rolled over and put his arm around me. Doesn’t everybody love to spoon? I usually do. But last night was different. Jess has these little hairs on his stomach and somehow they were penetrating  my shirt and STABBING me in the back. I couldn’t stand it!

He ended up rolling back over to set an alarm or something, I don’t know and I thought I had escaped the particularly awkward moment of saying “Honey, I can’t snuggle because your stomach has grown spikes and is stabbing me!” But I was wrong. Not 5 minutes later he rolled back and I just blurted it out, total word vomit!

Me: “OMGeez your stomach hair is stabbing me and it hurts!”

Jesse: “What are you talking about?!?”

Me: ” I can FEEL the hair on your stomach stabbing me the back! Move! Move! Move! I don’t like it!”

Jesse: “Hahahahaha!” *snuggles closer*

Me: *shoves blank between us*

Jesse: “Stop putting a blanket between us!”

Me: “No, you’re hurting me. I don’t like it. Eww it feels bad!”

Jesse: “Ok fine, geez”

*silence for a moment*

Me: “Can I blog this?”

Jesse: “Yeah…But wait won’t that be weird since it’s talking about me not wearing a shirt?”

Me: “No, everybody knows boys don’t sleep with shirts on!! I am totally blogging this.”


Do NOT Cry! December 15, 2009

Filed under: motherhood,self esteem,weight — Heather Sellers @ 3:58 pm

So today I am standing at the cashier counter at Ulta feeling very good about my buy one get one free purchase of makeup and my free robe with purchase, when BAM!! The lovely woman next to me drops a bomb.

Other Ulta Patron: “So when are you dkdfklajdfkjad?

Me: “I’m sorry, what?”

OUP: “When is your baby due?”

Me: “Umm, 5 months ago actually”


OUP: “Oh? A boy or a girl”

Me: “A boy and a girl’

Me (internal monologue): Do I get points because I have twins? PLEASE?

OUP: “OMG! I could never have twins. So much work. Well, good luck with that.”

Me: “Uh-thank you?”


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!


THANKFUL THURSDAY November 19, 2009

Filed under: thankful thursdays — Heather Sellers @ 10:43 am
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Today I am feeling very thankful. A good friend of mine at work lost her mother yesterday and it has made me think an awful lot.

So without further ado…


1. My beautiful children. They are healthy and happy and they brighten my day always!

2. My amazing husband. I love you Jess! Thank you for always been the shoulder I need to cry on, the soft place to land after a hard day, my spiritual leader and teacher, my partner, my lover and my very best friend.

3. My parents. I have both of my parents as well as a stepmother and stepfather. Sitting across the hall from a woman who is only 10 years older than me and has lost both parents brings these things into perspective.

4. The relationship I have with my little Hannah Banana. The older we get the more we have in common. Now we don’t just look like sisters and act like sisters, we act like friends. Love ya you little munchkin.

5.  My in-laws. ALL OF THEM!! But especially, Ginger. I love you. Thank you for always being there, fielding the medical questions calls and thank you so much for your prayers. I know that they help us through a lot of things.  When I see you next week you are getting a big hug from this girl!

6. Having a job, car, house, food and the occasional new pair of shoes. I know that we are blessed in this economy. I know that while other people are worrying about paying for food this Christmas I am only worrying how I will have time to wrap all the presents and decorate the house.

7. Christmas. What a great time to remember the real reason for the season. My faith gets me through each and every obstacle that comes up and I am thankful to have the opportunity to truly celebrate my Lord and Savior, Jesus at this time of year.

8. My new found creativity. It is so nice to have an outlet for this. I have always wanted to craft and decorate and take on projects and now I finally am. (Going to Hob Lob during lunch!!)

9. Coworkers that are more than coworkers, that are friends.

10. Francine Rivers books. They have sparked by desire to read and devour a book again. (Start with Redeeming Love and then read Atonement Child!)

What are you thankful for?


Spinning Around November 13, 2009

Filed under: crafts — Heather Sellers @ 4:22 pm
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I have been so busy the past week and a half that I truly feel like my head is spinning. I have worked overtime 2 days this week, taken over another person’s position as well as maintained mine and done the whole wife and mother thing in the evenings and this past weekend. I am glad it’s Friday so I can catch up on some laundry and sleep!

In the little bit of time I have had at home I have made some Christmas cards as well as a birthday card that I want to share with everybody!





Oh and 2 bracelets to accompany the birthday card!


Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to comment or offer suggestions for new cards or bracelets! This weekend I am going to try some things with paint instead of just ribbon!


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.





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?