Saturday, February 28, 2009

WARNING: whining below...

i just need to vent a little....i have been feeling awful this whole week! It first started with some allergy attacks....sneezing, watery eyes, congested nose, and that "my head is going to explode" feeling....It has progressively gotten worse all week....but the kicker is...I have not slept in about 6 nights :( I cant sleep because i cant breath! I fall asleep about 10pm...then by 1pm i get up to go to the bathroom and i cant get back to sleep, so i end up in the living room watching tv or surfing the Internet until about 5am or 6am and then i usually fall asleep for one or two more hours...this has been my sleeping pattern for about a week now. Please pray for Jake, because of this yukky sleep pattern...i have been a total grouch!! I guess God is just preparing us for the sleepless nights ahead. Ohh but thats not all...also early this week, my left rib starting feeling really first i just contributed it to the fact that things are growing and moving inside me and room was just being made or something, but like my allergies, the pain started getting worse and worse and by Thursday i could hardly stand without being in a lot of pain. I had Dr. Tamatha give me an adjustment, but she said that it was a strained rib and that i just needed to give it a couple of days to heal. I have no idea what happened, the only think i can think of is that maybe i over did a yoga pose on Monday night, so I didnt go to my Friday class, but i probably could have, because it has not hurt all weekend!!! So thats good....anyway...thanks for letting me vent... Maybe now i wont be so grouchy ;)

Saturday, February 21, 2009

are we even old enough to own a crib??

APPARENTLY SO!!!! ps.i promise if this little baby is a boy, i will take the pink blanket just looked cute in the moment :)

the joys of living debt free....

I came home the other day from work....and jake was doing some "do-it-yourself" maintenance to his truck....and i just thought he looked so darn cute doing it!! ps.Please ignore the ou licence "came with the truck" and i have been BEGGING him to take it off since last march!! ;)

Speaking of driving free (or paid off) cars....i was surfing around on dave ramseys website the other day and came across this video.... click here to watch it ... this video could seriously change your life forever!! (did that sound dramatic enough to get you to watch it??)...Anyway, we will be opening up a "car replacement fund" in a form of a mutual fund and start this plan January 2010(we are going to add more to retirement and start college funding first).

Friday, February 20, 2009

21 Weeks!!!....

Your baby now weighs about three-quarters of a pound and is approximately 10 1/2 inches long — the length of a carrot. You may soon feel like she's practicing martial arts as her initial fluttering movements turn into full-fledged kicks and nudges. You may also discover a pattern to her activity as you get to know her better. In other developments, your baby's eyebrows and lids are present now

in honor of being 21 weeks along.... these photos where taken of a 21-week old baby during a surgery(i promise they are real...heather it.)...I have seen these photos before (as many of you have)...but when my mom sent these to me in an e-mail yesterday i saw these photos in such a different light....thats the size of my little babys hand....thats the size of my little babys COOL!!

Bellie gets a bath and hair cut....FINALLY!!

Annabelle had needed a bath/haircut so bad lately i swear i have heard her say..."ummm are you going to have money in those envolopes for ME??" ;)


Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

make sure to love on the ones you love.... XOXOXO

Friday, February 13, 2009

whooooa, we're half way there, whooooooa, we're livin on a prayer...

thats right friends 20 WEEKS!!! We are half way through this 40 week journey! It is so weird to think that i am half way there to meeting my son or daughter!! I have continued to feel this little person move...ohhh two or three times a day, which is only the best feeling in the world!
this morning was my 20 week appointment with Ann. This is the first visit i have gained weight...up 4 pounds baby!! It was fairly uneventful (Thank Goodness!!), we chatted a while, she found my uterus/baby, and we listened to the heartbeat, he/she was moving around A LOT, we were hearing a lot of whooshing sounds mixed with heartbeat, baby was taking a little swim this morning ;)
I thought i would leave you with a photo of a banana....thats how long the baby is now!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

what God designed us for....

yes...i am taking another blog post from the human pacifier, but every once in a while she will write something that just really effects me! this was one of them... i put what i felt was the most beautiful part in bold...

I LOVE breastfeeding. I just have to say it. Gosh, it's just the coolest thing in the whole world. I was putting Levi to bed tonight with our usual routine. I rock him and nurse him, then lay him on his tummy {GASP!} in bed and put his pacifier in his mouth and he goes to sleep. Some nights though he's a little more restless than others and I pick him up a few times and just hold him until he's comfortable enough to go back to sleep. Anyway, tonight he tossed his head back and forth a bit and seemed like he wanted to be held so I picked him up with his pacifier in his mouth and held him cradle style like always. He turned his head toward my face as I was putting him in position and opened his mouth to let the pacifier fall out and with eyes closed, and parted lips started to ever so gently pace his mouth back and forth across my lips, thinking that my lips were my nipples {ooooooh if all men could have their way!}. So I sat back down in the glider and nursed him {again} even though I know for a fact he wasn't hungry, he'd just nurse five minutes before that. I sat there and just relished how good that made me feel; that he wanted me. The latex thingy in his mouth was just that to him. A latex thingy. But he wanted me. The real deal. He knows where comfort lies. He knows where to go for safety and familiarity. He knows that when he calls for me, I come. When he calls to be nursed, I nurse. I provide. I give. I surrender. I let every guard down for him. All for him. And he knows it. I LOVE that.

It's what a mother was meant to do. Give all. No matter how many women take offense to that, it's true. We were born to birth, to nurse, to nurture, completely, in pain and in joy, in loneliness, in comfort, all of it, not just the easy parts but the hard parts especially. It's what we do best when nature is at it's best; unobstructed, untouched, left at it's own, no lights, no machines, no man in a white cloak telling us stick there or push it out or suck it in. Just us all by ourselves. Two people alone in a dark room, telling one another without words how much they love each other. Giving all that one has...receiving the world in return.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Leeeets gooo fly a kite....

Ok maybe we didn't fly a kite, but we saw lots of people who were on our picnic was a beautiful day...a little windy...but beautiful! There was even talk of a trip to the zoo today, but we have decided to save that for valentines day! Anyway as i was watching the "object of my affection" on the CW tonight eating lucky charms for dinner (sue me!) i was just overwhelmed with what a great day today was....just beautiful!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Last night i started prenatal yoga...i wish i had started sooner!!! My friend Jennifer (who i had mentioned in the last post...btw...its a girl!!) and I car pooled down to the art of yoga studio, for the Monday nights prenatal class...IT WAS WONDERFUL!! we worked on flexibility, lots of "pelvic floor" exercises, labor techniques and breathing and relaxation techniques. It was also wonderful to have fellowship with all these other mommas who believe and want the same things for pregnancy and birth as I do! I will be going 2 days a week, Mondays nights and Friday mornings. And an added bonus, my friend Lauren is teaching the Friday morning classes!!