May 31, 2012

Playing Catch up

It's been a while since I wrote. 
I stopped writing for many reasons. A few main ones: I have an (almost 4 month old), and am battling with getting through this deployment. Actually I am doing the opposite of battling, I am defeating it. Another reason I stopped writing is because I was accused of "verbally abusing" my mother in law. Well here's how I see it. If she doesn't like what I write, which is the truth, she does not by any means have to read it. So here's an update on everything (mostly everything). 

It will be a year since we've been in Alaska once August hits. I hated Alaska in the beginning. We got here, got settled and then BAM deployment. So here I was pregnant, alone, and in a new state. I hated Alaska, I definitely hated the Army and I was not thrilled with my husbands brilliant idea of "Alaska will be awesome, let's go there". But we are moving along with deployment, I am not pregnant anymore and well, Alaska has grown on me. I have made a good amount of friends, lost some (thank goodness, they were drama), and have gained even more friends that I consider my family. Landon is growing up so fast, it's bitter sweet. Part of me wants him to stay little, but the fast he grows up the faster deployment is over. Since having Landon, I have stepped out of my comfort zone. We go hiking once a week with some other wives and their kids. And when I say hiking, I mean off-roading type stuff (see photo below: this was one of the GOOD areas of the hike). We also go do play dates (you know because a 4 month old REALLY needs it... who am I kidding, because the moms are my friends!) Other than that, we are waiting anxiously for hubby's return! 

Well, hubby made the list for E-7 and I couldn't be prouder! He's still fighting in Afghanistan but will be home before we know it. He came home to surprise me for Valentines Day (I'm sure the story is still up on the blog). We haven't seen him for about 3 1/2 months, but deployment will be over and we will be a family again soon.

He will be 4 months on the 14th. We found out the hard way he is allergic to corn. We have to be very careful with what he eats (formula wise). We started him on solids this week. He loved the rice cereal, and was obsessed with the sweet potatoes. Will upload photo tomorrow. 

Other than that. Continuing with the drama of the in-laws. It will be never ending, and I will stand my ground.. 

End of Story 

May 9, 2012

Just a super quick update

We are more then 1/2 way through deployment! 
Landon will be 3 months on the 14th!

March 2, 2012

Family Photos & Landon's Newborn photos

Here are some of the family photos we got done as well as Landon's newborn photos. 

February 27, 2012

Surprise & more surprises!

Wow, talk about a ton of amazing things happening these past 2 weeks. So here's the update:

 February 13: I was checking hubby's Facebook, eliminating the drama as usual so he wouldn't have to deal with it. (all the family drama of course).. Yes I tell him what's said and he know's I delete the BS, but it gets deleted so he doesn't get overwhelmed. I found out he was coming home for R&R and surprising me for Valentines Day.
The story I was told, was I needed to babysit my friend's daughter while she went to an FRG event. (She was really going to pick up my husband)... 
BUT since I found out, we turned the tables and I picked him up from the airport. 
Here's a few photos from the airport. 
He arrived at 9:00pm

Saying hi! Oh & Surprise! 
Welcome home love! 
Feb 14 (Valentines Day): 8am- My water broke, I was in complete denial! I called the hospital and 4 hours later went in. It took 4 hours because my husband had to shovel snow, I showered, he had to install the car seat and of course we had to get gas because I told him the night before I insisted it wasn't necessary. (Proved me wrong). 
12pm- Went to labor & delivery.. Got checked and I was already at 7cm.

6:18pm-  An epidural, 6 hours of labor and 30 minutes of pushing... Our son, Landon Blake O'Brien was born.
He was born 3 weeks early, his due date was Feb 29 

7lb 7oz 20 inches born at 6:18pm on Valentines Day

So we are ending our two weeks together in a few days, and we took our family photos the other day. Here are two of my favorites. 

February 5, 2012

Taking control

It's been about a month since the refinance drama happened with my husband and in-laws. If you weren't following basically I found out that my husband refinanced the house behind my back, gave his mom a POA to handle it and I lost all access to our house back in Alabama. 
Not only did my husband lie to my but his entire family did, then his sister made an excuse saying it was supposed to be a surprise for me so I didn't have to stress during my pregnancy".. this was AFTER my husband admitted to being afraid to bring it up to me.. So again... Another lie from the family.

So here's what I did.. After almost a month of staying awake at night wondering what else I was being lied to about, and wondering where my marriage was going I decided to just stand a stand.

I e-mailed his mother (and forwarded it to him and my mother.. basically because last time she said I was verbally abusing her, when clearly I wasn't). I told her that her family needs to back off and let us resolve our problems. 

Sure, she won't react well since it's not going her way and I'm sure no one has stood up to her before. But at this point with our son arriving soon I won't allow this to continue happening. 

Call it being a bitch, thats fine with me. I will do whatever is necessary to save our marriage and ensure my son DOES NOT get raised the way my husband was.
Lying is NOT okay, and the fact her entire family thinks its okay just shows me exactly how I don't want my family to be.