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Wednesday 01/04/2012
Mind of Mom - I got a real shower

So, Christmas came and went; now it is a New Year and today I actually got a real shower. By real shower I mean, longer then 5 minutes, I actually got to shave my legs.

I thought it was going to take 2 razors but, luckily I got by with one. People have asked what my resolution is for this year. My first would be to try to get out of these maternity clothes. I was hoping to be out of them by now but, with all the Christmas goodies laying around my house so no such luck.

My mother will be here on Thursday, I am hoping with her here I might be able to get more shower time. Liam has been such a good baby but, the last 2 days he has been very gassy and cries about an hour after eating. I am thinking of switching his formula but, I know that sometimes that doesn't work.

Hunter will be going back to school tomorrow, this will be a transition again for Chase as he has enjoyed playing with his brother. Hunter will hopefully go back to school and get back into the swing of things. He has had a tough year the school he attends is a pretty tough academic school and I often wonder if he is in the right place but, he doesn't want to go anywhere else.

So, 2012 will hopefully be a great year for everyone! I wish everyone a very healthy, happy 2012!

Posted in Mind of mom, Northwest chatter on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 3:13 pm. Comments (0)

Wednesday 12/21/2011
Mind of Mom - High Five to mothers who can do it all

So, I am going to shout out "high five" to all the moms out there who can do everything! I can officially say I am not one of those moms.

Christmas is in five days and I still have plenty to do. My father-in-law arrives on Thursday, and still need to clean and get presents ready. I must say I did a lot of Amazon this year.

I have a few more presents to get for the kids and Allan. I need to give a big thanks to my church, Lifepoint Church in Catalina. They have brought us dinner a few times, and are always more then willing to help.

I took the baby in today to the doctor. Liam weighs 7 pounds, 7 ounces now.

I can't believe how quickly time has gone. I have so many blessings to be grateful for this Christmas; my family being healthy is the biggest.

Happy Holidays to everyone!

Posted in Mind of mom, Northwest chatter on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 9:18 am. Comments (0)

Wednesday 12/14/2011
Mind of Mom (MOM): Liam is here, the fun continues

On Friday, Dec. 2, I was blessed with my third son, Liam.

Liam is an extremely peaceful baby. He barely makes a peep when he is awake. I expect this to change, but I enjoy the calmness this baby has.

Since Liam was born, I have watched my family's dynamic change; it hasn't been easy but, not as hard as I anticipated.

My 3-year-old loves his brother, but is learning patience. Sharing mommy and daddy for a 3-year-old is hard. I feel it is really good for him.

When we brought Liam home, Hunter, our 13-year-old, was sick and my husband took him to Urgent Care to find out he had strep throat. He had to be quarantined to his room. Last night was the first time he got to hold him, and it was very nice to see how lovingly he stared at his new brother.

It is so funny to watch all the changes that occur in the family when a new child is added.

We have no family here in Arizona, our families are all on the East Coast. Sometimes we enjoy that, but have learned at times like this we miss our family.

We don't have a ton of friends. The ones we do have are true friends that have shown this multiple times throughout this week and we will be forever grateful to those friends.

My father-in-law will be arriving in 10 days and will stay throughout Christmas, guess I need to start doing some shopping, considering 13 days until Christmas.

Posted in Mind of mom, Northwest chatter on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 9:04 am. Updated: 9:26 am. Comments (0)

Friday 12/02/2011
Mind of Mom (MOM): Soon to be 3

I am a 36-year-old mother of two, soon to be three boys. My oldest is 13 and my youngest, at the moment, is 3. I work full time and am currently enrolled at Pima Community College in the nursing program.

Any day now I am due to deliver my third son. I have so many mixed feelings about having three children.

I am worried about the effects on my other children. Will anyone feel left out? I know I will find a way to do it but these things weigh heavy on my mind. I have read plenty about having three children, and my feelings are completely normal. But, you can’t help but wonder.

Most people don’t consider 36 old, but 36 and pregnant you are considered advanced maternal age. Kind of makes me wonder what about these stars that have babies after 40 and even into their 50s? What are they considered?

Being advanced maternal age came with a lot of reading and scares throughout this pregnancy. I ended up getting an amniocentesis done only to find out my baby boy is perfectly healthy.

I worry a lot about the delivery and am hoping it comes sooner rather than later, my first son came on his due date, but I needed to be induced to low amniotic fluid, my second son came a month early and I had to be induced because he went into fetal distress. This one is due Dec. 5, however I am hoping any day now and already have been at the women’s center three times in the past 10 days.

Getting sent home is not only frustrating, it is embarrassing. I didn’t want to be that person that goes in a million times only to be sent home. Thank goodness the nurses and doctors at the Women’s Center are so nice they say come in whenever you feel the need. All in all we are ready for this new chapter in our lives. We are all excited and yes, we have our concerns and anxieties regarding another addition we wouldn’t have it any other way. Now, just a waiting game to see when this new man in my life is going to show his face and grip my heart like my other two, have.

(Editor’s Note: Alisha gave birth to Liam early Friday morning. Liam is six pounds, 11 ounces. Mother and baby are doing fine.)

Posted in Mind of mom, Northwest chatter on Friday, December 2, 2011 11:39 am. Updated: 9:26 am. Comments (0)

Alisha Sody
  • Alisha Sody
  • Alisha Sody is a 36-year-old resident of Catalina in the Black Horse Ranch Development. She is an Administrative Assistant for Barrick Gold, a worldwide Gold Mining Company. Besides having three children and a career, Allison is also attending Pima Community College, where she is currently enrolled in the nursing program. Allison will be writing a weekly column on the duties of motherhood, career and going back to school.


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