Thursday, April 2, 2015


   After looking over this blog site and others as well as reviewing a friends blog I have chosen to begin a new blog on another site that I am able to control how the set up is as well as making it more accessible to others. 

   I am however going to keep this one up in case anyone would like to go through old blog post.

   If you would like to follow me on my new blog here is the link

New Blog!

I hope to see you all enjoying the new blog and life in general!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

25 Weeks....So long to seeing my feet!!!

    So I know it's been a long time since I've posted anything but now that has changed! 

   Today marks us hitting 25 weeks along with our little guy! Woot hoot!!! We have 104 days until our due date!!! Now that doesn't seem real to me. While we don't have much left to get for the little one it still doesn't seem like we will be fully ready for him by the time he gets here. 

   The reason we haven't been posting lately is due to us trying to deal physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually with this pregnancy. When things have come up we have held our heads up high and proceed with the up-most confidence that no matter what our outcome with this pregnancy God has a plan and we are looking forward to seeing where that plan takes us as parents, our family and Weston himself. 


   How far along? 25 Weeks

Total weight gain: I am still unable to gain weight. While my stomach is definitely getting bigger the scale number just wont budge :( Hoping that changes soon! 

Stretch marks? No

Sleep: I am getting a lot more than I was thankfully because I'm getting exhausted constantly!

Best moment this week: Spending halloween with my amazing little family!

Miss anything? Seeing my feet

Food cravings: Cheddar Chex Mix

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope! !

Gender: Boy

Labor signs: yes but the contractions are currently being controlled with medication.

Symptoms: Back pain and some labor pains when the medication is wearing off 

Belly button in or out? In!

Wedding rings on or off? On thank goodness!  

Happy or moody most of the time: Happy most of the time with a side of moody. 

Looking forward to: Sleeping alone (no offense to the hubby) on thursday night in an incredibly comfortable bed!!! 

Monday, September 29, 2014

20 weeks down..... 20 weeks to go!!!

   We took a little break from posting on here because we wanted to make sure our little one was taken care of first.  What we mean by that is at our last doctor's appointment we needed to have quite a bit of blood drawn to have some genetic testing done. Now we never had these test done with either child before but due to our son Wyatt's nature we felt it was best to prepare ourselves for somethings if we needed to. 

   Let me tell you that was the longest two weeks of my life waiting, crying, worrying, PRAYING!! and just really trying to come to terms with anything if it were to come back that way. This was also filled with a lot of sleepless nights. 

   Well on Thursday I made the call to get the results... well not what I had thought when the nurse tells you i'm sorry in your case the doctor will need to call... yeah NOT ok to tell a pregnant mommy who already has a lot going on. So I gave the nurse my info for the doctor to call me back.

   Now it truly only took the doctor probably 5 minutes to call me right back ( that has to be some record for a doctor ) but within that 5 minutes I had a COMPLETE breakdown. Bawled my eyes out, text my husband what the nurse had said, cried even more, had a panic attack and of course cried even more. I wasn't crying though that I was upset something was wrong I was crying because well my hormones were kicking in and I was worried. Worried what this was going to mean for our family. No matter what we were gonna love this one!!! But I was worried how we would get by on one income with 2 disabled children, worried what stress was going to come on us not just as parents but as a married couple and a family. I wanted to make sure whatever was coming our way we could handle like pros and show ourselves that in the end we were worried about nothing because well  We got this :) 

    Finally the phone rang! It was the doctors office I quick stopped crying answered and it was my amazing doctor. Her first words were I wanted to be the one to tell you the good news! Oh my heart sank! IN A GOOD WAY THOUGH!!!   She called to tell me our little one's test all came back negative. Now we know that yes things can still come about because of course what they tested for was nothing our son has going on but it is nice to rule some big things out of the way.  I was sooooo happy. Then came even more good news! 

   Now at our last doctors appointment we found out what we were having and were very excited! But with this testing it FOR SURE tells you the sex due to the blood work. We are happy to announce that we are having a little BOY! 

   Of course we were so happy we are having a healthy baby boy! It was even better getting to see the huge smile on my husbands face when he came home after work that day finding out the news!

   Well... Now I'm 20 weeks!!! Yes thats right 20 weeks!! CRAZY this pregnancy is already half over! It seems like just yesterday that we found out we were pregnant! Although it has gone by fast I sure hope the next 20 dont go as quick!

   Now for all the fun updates!!!!!

How far along? 20 weeks!!

Total weight gain: I'm still having troubles gaining weight but if you looked at me you'd swear that wasnt the case! I look like i've gained 15-20 lbs but in fact I'm only sitting at 152 :( But my diet was just changed up on Wednesday  so I'm hoping that now it has changed I will be able to gain weight :)

Stretch marks? No new ones.

Sleep: It's not going well the back pain is making it really difficult to be able to sleep but i'm trying my hardest 

Best moment this week: Finding out our little guy is healthy!!!

Miss anything? bending over!!! It's like a take your breath away action now. It's down right exhausting!!!

Food cravings:  Funnel cakes!! Which is really hard to get right now 

Anything making you queasy or sick: Just when people talk about gagging and getting sick that makes me want to be sick but other than that nothing. 

Gender: BOY!!

Labor signs: No.

Symptoms: Back pains and stomach stretch pains but other than that pretty normal. 

Belly button in or out? In!

Wedding rings on or off?  Off 

Happy or moody most of the time:Emotional roller coaster!!! Those are actually my husbands exact words from tonight :)  

Looking forward to: a happy healthy next 20 weeks!!!

Monday, September 8, 2014

17 Weeks!!!

This week there is no picture only because we are looking forward to sharing the next ultrasound pictures later this week!!!

How far along? 17 weeks!

Total weight gain: None really I'm staying steady at 149 lbs :(

Maternity clothes? Yes and no. I am in many ways but in others because my weight gain has been non existent really it's hard to keep up my pants so i've been make shifting my old jeans to work for now. 

Stretch marks? No new ones.

Sleep: Good :) for the most part. Looking forward to my son's tooth coming in fully so I can sleep a full night!

Best moment this week: getting to take my husband out for his birthday just us! no kids, no drama just us!

Miss anything? Nope I'm loving everything!

Movement: Yes! Especially when I lay on my left side this little one kicks up a storm! I'm loving it though!

Food cravings: BBQ!!!!

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope.

Gender: We find out on thursday!!! We can't wait!!

Labor signs: No just those annoying braxton hicks :(

Symptoms: Stretching of my stomach is a little painful and the back pain sucks but it's all worth it!  

Belly button in or out? In for now :)

Wedding rings on or off? Off for sure!

Happy or moody most of the time: Happy but verrrrry emotional and I can snap at an instant on some things that truly don't deserve my time at all, including people. 

Looking forward to: Finding out if it's gonna be a little miss or mister!!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

New Post

    Later this week I will be back posting more on the blog. I have come up with some new things to post about especially now that school is back in and of course the holiday's are around the corner :)

I look forward to sharing my thoughts and ideas with you all!! Come back and join in the fun!


To the parties in whom I have hurt with my words, 

I owe you  a sincere apology for bringing up such a personal situation from you life and bring it to the public's knowledge. It was never my intention to hurt or upset anyone by my actions. While my intentions may have been good hearted I understand that it was not my place and I should have never done it. 
While I have caused this unpleasant experience, I am able to see where I went wrong. I believe acquiring this insight will allow me to learn and grow and prevent similar issues in the future. I know my words can only do so much especially since my previous actions have cause so much pain. While I'm not asking for things to go to the way they once were I am asking you look into your heart when the time is right and see if there is room in there to forgive me for this action. Again I am truly sorry for any hurt and pain I have caused you by making the previous statement.   


Chanda Goodsell 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

16 weeks!

My amazing husband got me this shirt. It say Keep Calm and Let GOODSELL Handle It. Thank goodness he did get it for me because with football season finally here this is the only black and gold shirt I have that fits over this little belly of mine.  LOVE HIM!! 

How far along? 16 weeks

Total weight gain:  I am actually losing weight again due to my appetite not being there and it being hard to force food down me. 

Stretch marks? No new ones.

Sleep: I'm trying hard to get as much as I can. With Katie now going to be at school during the days I shouldn't get as worn out as quickly as I was.

Best moment this week: Feeling the baby kick FOR SURE! for the first time. 

Miss anything?Being able to do things around the house and with Wyatt without my back killing me the next day.

Food cravings:  Sweets!!! Im in love with everything sweet right now!

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope I have finally gotten over my chicken issues and thank goodness because I missed chicken wings!!

Gender: Finding out in 11 days!!!!!

Labor signs: No.

Symptoms: Back pains and stomach stretch pains but other than that pretty normal. 

Belly button in or out? In!

Wedding rings on or off? real one off fake one on. 

Happy or moody most of the time: A mixture of both :)  

Looking forward to: A night out with the hubby next saturday just him and I for his birthday!!