Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Dirty girl

On Sunday, it rained really hard and of course our satellite went out. John decided to take Kayden out on the back porch and watch the rain. It is screened it but water still gets on the dirty screen.
I guess she just liked the feel of the water on her face so she put her face up to the screen and when she turned around, this is what we saw...

John and I laughed so hard. He ran inside and got our cameras. Of course she would do it over and over again since we were laughing. She is such a comedian!

Friday, February 23, 2007

Fun pictures and a few bumps

Lots to blog about today...
First, the weather has been great here lately. Kayden and I played outside some yesterday and kayden got to chase some bubbles and the cat of course.
She loves to be outside. I am glad, I would rather her get dirty outside than be sitting in front of the TV. I remember when I was little, we were ALWAYS outside playing in something. That is one thing John and I hope to instill in our children. (ok, sorry for the side note)
Today I went to the doctor. Just normal check up. I got to hear the buns heartbeat. It was very fast, 162! It was very good to hear that. I am 10 weeks now, yippee, double digits! I should find out in April (towards the end) if bun is a boy or girl.
This brings me to Kayden's story...before we went into the doctor, my Granny and I noticed some small, very faint red bumps on Kayden's arms. We pulled up her shirt, and sure enough, they were all over her belly. She has broken out before due to food allergy, but I couldnt' think of anything that would have caused a breakout this morning. I didn't think it was chicken pox because there were a ton of them all at once.
So, Granny watched Kayden while I went to my appt. When I got out I called Kayden's dr. to see if someone could look at her. By this time, she had some on her face around her mouth. Luckily, the squeezed us in and we had to wait 45 min. Right before they called us back, Kayden fell and hit her head on the wooden chair! It immediately turned blue and she screamed like I have never heard her scream before. I knew she was hurt and it looked bad! I thought, I guess this is the best place to fall though. Finally we got to see the doctor and Kayden knows now what that place is about and she screamed just about the entire time we were in the office. She doesn't like the nurses and tried to crawl out of my arms away from the Dr. I am not sure who was more traumatized, me, Granny or Kayden (or maybe the Dr.) Well, he said Kayden's bump was ok, just to watch her. Luckily, God made babies heads hard so they will be protected. He said since she has been having a runny nose and some cold symptoms, this rash or bumps was her way of fighting this virus. I was relieved but also disturbed that this might be how her body fights everything. It just makes me nervous to see all those red bumps. She is fine though. As soon as we left the office, she was ok. We gave her some medicine that will hopefully clear up the cold and get rid of the bumps.
Needless to say, today was all about drama! I am so glad my baby is ok.
Oh yeah, the picture of me is for the two people who want to see my belly. You can only tell I have one if I have a tight shirt on. I think this picture makes me look like I am about 20 weeks though.
I put a video on the blog under this post of Kayden playing the yard. One of my favorite thing she says is "O coot" which translates, "Oh cute"!
A few other of my favorites are...
bibbit-what a frog says

Anyway, hope everyone has a good weekend

Playing Outside

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Ode to John

I usually don't talk about my other half on the blog. Since I didn't do anything special for him for Valentines Day, I thought I could dote on him now.

I take him for granted a lot. He does so much for me and our family and I don't think I tell him enough how much I appreciate him and love him. He will probably not read this so I am telling everyone else how wonderful he is.

He is really a good Daddy to Kayden (except when it come to changing diapers :)). He works a lot to provide for our family and sometimes he will just quit early and just come home and play with her. It doesn't happen often because he can't leave, but I can tell when he just needs some "kayden love". It makes me so happy to see them playing in the floor or John reading Kayden books.

I know he will be just as wonderful to baby bun(that is what I am calling baby #2). He is convinced bun is a girl, which I think he will be happy with. When I first found out I was pregnant this time, I was a little nervous to tell him. I knew this might put a little more burden on him that I didn't want him to have. Instead, he was overjoyed. And couldn't wait to call everyone.

He has been wonderful through my pregnancy. He is very understanding when I feel awful at night and will help out with Kayden. He doesn't complain when the house is a mess or when there isn't much to eat in the pantry. Give me a hard time, yes, complain, no.

I couldn't ask for a more perfect mate for myself. We aren't alike in many ways, and what I am not and need to be, he is! If you know him well, you know he is not about to be serious about much. I am alittle too serious, so he helps bring me back to reality. He is so fun. I can't even begin to name the times he has had me in stitches from laughing so hard. He will lift your spirits when your down and put a smile on our face when you need one.

If he does happen to read this I hope he knows how much I love, adore and cherish him.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007


I hope this works this time. I am not sure what I am doing wrong so that no one can see it. Any suggestions?

Monday, February 12, 2007

Random pictures

Not much new with us this weekend. These are a few pictures of random things. Kayden loved playing in the box. Why buy presents when your child will play with a cardboard box...

She loves to be outside. The weather has been really nice, so we have been outside during the afternoon a lot. Only downside, she hates to come inside. I have to bribe her with crackers to get her in.

I love the picture with her feet crossed. No matter where she is sitting, her ankles are crossed. It is so cute.

In the last picture I noticed how much my freckles show. Wow, I have a lot of freckles. I have wondered if Kayden will have them like me or not. I did see one on her hand yesterday. That is about all we have been doing around here. I am so ready for spring and warm weather and shorts and t-shirts.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Who's yo Mama?

If I had a penny for everytime someone told me that Kayden looked like my sister, Terri, I would be very rich. I don't mind, Terri is beautiful and full of fun. Strangers think she looks just like me but someone who knew us when we were little think she looks "Just like Terri". So, these are the best photos I could find that matched Kayden's picture at the bottom. Oh yeah, the first one is me, the second is Terri.
What do you think?

Monday, February 05, 2007

8 weeks

Wow, that seems like nothing compared to the 32 weeks I have left before Baby Hicks 2! The "first trimester" is very apparent right now. I feel good most of the time, but I have heartburn like crazy at night and if I don't eat breakfast shortly after I get up, I am gagging. For those of you that don't know me that well, I am terrified of throwing up. I didn't at all with Kayden and I have had a few close calls in the past week. Yuck! I am praying that in a month or so it will ease up. Oh, I am praying...
Which leads me to my pondering...Since I am feeling a little different will this baby be a boy or girl. I had heartburn with Kayden and usually felt like I needed to eat around noon. I guess my symptoms are more the same than different now that I think about it. I knew immediately Kayden was a girl. I have no feeling one way or the other this time. I am one of those people who needs to know if they are having a boy or girl. I would be a nervous wreck if I couldn't find out. Not that it matters, I am excited about either, but I HAVE to be prepared. Sooooo obsessive compulsive!
Sometimes I truly forget I am pregnant. I guess with a second pregnancy you are so busy with first baby that you don't have as much down time. This baby is not less important, I just am not clinging to everything that happened like I was with Kayden. I was excited to feel a little sick, I couldn't wait to see a belly, 32 weeks was nothing. Now, I am like, please get me through this "not feeling so well" phase, I already have a belly so I am hoping I don't get any bigger for a little longer and 32 weeks is FOREVER away.
I hope this doesn't discourage any first time pregnanteers. I really like being pregnant. Second time is just different for me I guess. I hope I am not the only one who feels this way.
God has been so gracious to our family and I thank him everyday for my family and my precious babies. I so easily forget how complicated and special this experience is and how awesome God is for designing it that way. Wow, he is so great!