Saturday, May 31, 2008
Anyway, we have been debating baby names. Obviously, Jack wasn't going to work, so we had to revisit the baby name book. Well, not really. I had some picked out and after many NO's from John, we finally decided on one. I have only heard it once, so it is different. I love it though.
(Ann is mine and John's mom's middle name, my sister-in-laws middle name and kind of my sisters.)
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Well, I was a little shocked. I had really talked myself into believing it was a boy. I am NOT disappointed though. Everything looked fine - organs were all there, heartrate was 134, and baby girl was kicking up a storm. The tech had some concern for her kidneys and took a bunch of pictures. Before she said anything, I asked if everything was ok. She said yes, but the kidneys had a different texture. She didn't know why or what that meant. When she saw I was upset, she reassured me it was nothing to be upset over. My dr. said that it would usually play itself out and didn't seem too worried, but she is sending us to see a specialist for a high level ultrasound. I really am not worried, because, there is nothing I can do right now, but I know everything will be ok. We haven't made that appt. yet.
So, as shocked as I was, I am not in the least bit sad we are having another girl. They are so sweet and I have everything for a girl (other than a bazillion diapers and wipes). Hope everyone has a good day and rest of the week.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Kayden, Mom and I went to Wild Adventures and played in the water park for a few hours. Note to self: bring Kayden a friend next time. We did have a good time, but were exhausted after just a few hours. Kayden and I hung out around the house the rest of the afternoon. We had a fish fry at my aunt and uncles. Most of the family was there, so a good time was had by all. My 1st cousins, Boston and Colson, live next door to my parents and Kayden loves hanging out with them. And they are so good to her. I think they actually enjoy playing with her too.
Here are a few pictures of them. Oh yeah, Kayden got her head stuck in the blue chair. It was funny, and I was trying not to laugh until we got her head out. Thanks to superman Daddy, we were able to get her unstuck.
Now, on to baby stuff...Tomorrow is the big day. I am so nervous and anxious. I am trying to prepare myself for the good news, but in the back of my mind, I am trying to prepare to accept bad news. I hope that is normal, but I just kept help but think about a year ago.
I can't tell you how many people have asked if we want a boy or girl. My first and most important response is, a HEALTHY baby! But, deep down, I would like a boy. For a few reasons I guess. He would be a change for us. All we know in my family is girls. A boy would be a new and fun experience. Also, if we have a boy, I think I could separate his and Janey's births a lot more. And lastly, if we have a boy, I could be talked into stopping there. (Not that I would be the one that had to be talked into it, it is John. He wants an army. Not going to happen though.) Please don't get me wrong, if they tell me it is a girl, I will be just as excited. Girls are fun and have cuter clothes and I have everything for a girl! So, we will see in less than 24 hours!!!!!!!!!
I have been feeling the baby move for the past few weeks. Not huge movements, but "kicks" and "flips" for sure. And, remember when I bragged about not gaining any weight...well, I am pretty sure I made up for it in the past month. Oh well...
This pregnancy has been very frustrating for me. I am a nervous wreck about the littlest pregnancy thing. I will call the doctor at the drop of a hat if I think something is wrong. Which is why I have been to the ER 3 times. Nothing big, everything has been fine, just precautions. I have also had 5 bacterial/yeast infections. Go ahead, add that up...I am 19 weeks (almost 5 months) and have had 5, so yep, one a month! Also, from the week I found out I was pregnant I have had severe allergy problems. Nothing really helps, so I just blow my nose a million times a day, sneeze about half a million and wish I could scratch my throat, eyes and nose with a brush. Anyway, I am ready for October!
Ok, well, that is enough for today. Are you going to be able to sleep tonight? Arent' you going to be so excited about tomorrow? Will it drive you crazy until I call you or post tomorrow? Just some things to think about... :)
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Kayden loves to look at pictures and there are 3 albums at my parents that she totes with her around the house. Inside the albums are pictures of Janey...hospital, funeral home, cemetery. She opened one this morning and said, "Awwww, there is Janey in her box." I just wonder if she will try to put Baby Hicks in a box.
Oh how she makes me laugh!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
We left there on Thursday and went to Aunt Terri's. We spent the night with her and then met up with a college roommie, Ashley, to meet the other roomies in IL. Kayden was a great traveler throughout the entire trip. We got to Tiffany's late that night and then had brunch with her parents on Saturday. Angela lives about an hour from there, so we headed to her house for the rest of the weekend. The kids played, we talked, laughed and had a good time. Every year since we graduated we have managed to get together. It is usually only once a year, but we have managed to keep up the ritual. We ate out Sat. night and went to church with Ang on Sunday. Did some shopping on Sunday then to church with Tiff. Ashley and I spend the night with Angela on Sunday then headed out Monday morning. I love these girls and it is so nice to see them, even if it is only once a year. By the way...you may notice the preggo picture of me and Angela. Angela, who is due JUNE 30th, looks good. I on the other hand, look like I am going to pop right after here. Yep, only 18 weeks there girls. My mother in law has asked numerous times if I am sure I am not having twins...a nurse told me on Tuesday I was SURE showing for only 18 weeks!
While it doesn't bother me, 1) I haven't gained any weight 2) I only waited 5 months before I got preggo after Janey 3) This is my 3rd pregnancy, I still feel like a walking side show. Oh well. And, in my defense, some days I look bigger than other days...
Ok, so back to the trip...We stayed at Terri's for a few days and had tons of fun with her as usual. My camera died, so check her blog for pictures. It is always sad leaving her b/c we do have so much fun and there is nothing like a sister.
I decided to make the trip back in one day. I was ready to get home!!!!!! Kayden did GREAT! It is amazing what a DVD player can do for a child for 13 hours!
Since so many of you think I would find out the gender of the baby and not tell/call you...my Dr. appt in next Wednesday, the 28th. I am so excited. I dream about it all the time. I don't care if boy or girl (hopefully just one though). I just want them to say everything looks great and you are having a ......
I will post it, don't worry!
Saturday, May 10, 2008
I don't tell them enough and probably don't show it enough either. I love these two women very much and hope they understand what they mean to me.
My mom is so wonderful with Kayden. She WANTS to watch her and take care of her. It is so great to have a Mom who loves your child almost as much as you do. Lately, she has gone above and beyond in helping us and I just can't express how much I appreciate her and love her so much.
I don't have many pictures of my Mother-in-law, so this will have to do. I don't talk about her either, but I really am blessed to have such a great MIL. She would do anything for me, and Kayden. When we are at her house, everything is put on the backburner while we are there. She really treats me as a daughter and has always made me feel apart of the family.
Ok, this shoutout is to my sister, Terri! Sunday is her birthday, and although I won't be there, I want her to know I am thinking about her. I love her very much and can't wait to see her in less than a week. If you see her make sure to give her a hug and tell her Happy Birthday! (We have NO fun together!)
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Sunday, May 04, 2008
-there were only 15 of us
-went to a small private, Christian school
-most of the kids in my class I have known forever
-we all got along really well
-didn't all hang out together, but when we did, we had a good time
-there were 8 classmates present for the weekend, some could only come to one or two activities
-i loved high school
Ok, so about the weekend and pictures...
Thursday night, some friends were in town, so we headed over to the Jackson's for a double graduation party (congrats Samuel and Sara). Summer, is one of my best friends and also Sara's sister. We were able to catch up a little over the weekend, but it was a busy few days for everyone. The kids had a blast. My child loves sand, and the picture really don't do it justice.
Friday, we had a Memorial Flag Ceremony for Adam. Our class put up a new flag and had a bronze plaque engraved in his honor. Two of our teachers and ex-military performed the ceremony. It was really good. The entire school was in attendance and I hope they are able to relate to Adam on a different level now.
Friday night was Relay for Life, so I was there for a few hours. Then home to rest for the next day.
Saturday, the classmates and teachers were invited to a picnic at one of the parks. A few of us showed up and the only teacher was my Dad. I felt sorry for him because he was the only one. I am glad he was there.
Kayden didn't get to stay long b/c she had a meltdown. She does great with going potty. But, in the past week or so, she has had small accidents. Like, just barely making it. I am convinced it is because she just doesn't stop playing long enough to go. So, she holds it until she can't any longer. Saturday was a prime example. She was playing on the slide and I look over and she is standing with her knees bent and to the side. I tried to get her to stop, but no such luck. And, I don't mean a few drops...her shorts were soaked! I have never had this problem before, so do I have extra clothes, NO! We get a pull up from Patience and Kayden is not happy with that. She is very picky. She wants her shorts on but doesn't want them wet. We try to let them dry in the sun, but she is not having that either. We couldn't get her calmed down and just go play in her pull up. It's like she was mortified that 1) she was wearing a pull up and 2) she had no pants on in front of everyone.
My Dad came to the rescue and took her home...yes, crying like a baby. We stayed and visited for a while but I was so ready to get home and check on her. It broke my heart that she acted like that, because she usually doesn't. When John and I got home, they were both asleep in the chair.
That evening we met with the classmates at Austins for dinner. We reserved the banquet room so we could just have the privacy. They had about 6 round tables with 5 at each and we all wanted to sit together, so we pushed them together, and I think the waiter was like, what are you doing? We didn't care. We had a good time just visiting and catching up. I took pictures of all the couples, except for Patience and Laurie (not a couple). Brad, Patience's husband, had to go to prom for his school. Laurie's boyfriend couldn't come for the weekend.
That about sums it up. Not much exciting but, I enjoyed it. I think we will wait until 25 year reunion to plan another get together. Thanks to all the classmates who came. Some weren't able to make it, and some didn't call. So, I guess that is the way it goes.
(Side note...only 23 days until we find out about baby Hicks!)