Saturday, May 19, 2012

Pregnancy Update

Yep It's been an interesting few months since we found out that we were excepting.  To start we were a bit surprised by becoming pregnant.  We had been trying for about 9 months without success and had made a decision to stop trying (due to stress and some other upcoming events).  Then as soon as that decision was made God gave us a HUGE blessing.  

 Then on Easter came the nausea!!!  It was extreme!!!  I have a new found respect for those mom's I know that get super sick during pregnancy and keep doing it.  I was so nausea that I was pretty much useless.  I never threw up but there was much other non mentionable happening.  I lost about 12 lbs over that amount of time.  

We also made a huge decision to go to a new doctor in Springfield so that I could deliver at Cox where there is a NICU and very well trained doctors.  So far it has been a little rough and a bit stressful.  I had heard wonderful things about the doc I"m going to but it is nothing compared to Dr.  Allison, Cindy, and Daren.  They are AMAZING!!!!!!  But I feel very confident in the decision to go with the new doc especially with the new news!!!!!

Then about 2 weeks ago I started experience some bleeding and was sent to urgent care(the doc was out of the office for a few weeks).  After many 1st time things, blood work, and a ultrasound we found out that there was nothing major wrong.  The doctor came in to give us our ultrasound results a and she said "Do you know there is 2".  Ummmmm NO I did not know that.  So we are having TWINS.  They are fraternal.  Since then we have had a ultrasound with the doctor's office and I've passed a early glucose test!!!!  Having twins is considered a high risk pregnancy and I was already a high risk due to premature labor with Gilbert.  So now I guess I'm double high risk.  We will start with ultrasounds every 2 weeks until they feel comfortable with the babies growth (yeah babies). We also found out that we will more then likely have a c-section which I don't know how I quite feel about it. 

So please pray for us!!!!  To say the least I've been overwhelmed!!!!  Excited but overwhelmed.  Pray for the health of the babies and myself, the other kids adjusting, getting adjusted after they come,  I don't deliver before October 20th (Jessica's wedding), finances, and how a family of 8 will fit in a 7 passenger van :-)

Friday, September 9, 2011

Being a Teen

So Erin is turning 16 tomorrow.  Which is crazy to think about her turning 16.  I have only been playing the "mom" role in her life for 2ish years but I have known her since she was probably around 9 or 10.  With this big event happening in her life it makes me start reflecting.

I have been thinking a lot about my junior high and high school years and praying that Andy and Erin are not having what I experienced.  Andy and Erin are classic personality's to be made fun of because they are both so unique and original.  And I hate that this still goes on in 2011.  It wasn't really until my Junior year of High School that I developed a close friend (which I still have and love her dearly).  But until then I was bullied beyond all reason.  Those times really shaped who I was for many years after that and some even today.  I sometimes wonder who and what I would have been if my all of my joy hadn't been sucked out by simply mean peers.  Now I hope that what learned from the torture of those years that I can teach Erin and Andy how to deal with those issues when they arise.  Hopefully they were not like me and think there parents don't know anything :-)

As we celebrate Erin's birthday tomorrow I really hope she enjoys herself.  She is such a strong girl and beautiful girl.  To be really honest I can't help but wish Kristina was here to celebrate this day with her.  Erin loved her mom so much and she was her best friend. I know Erin will be thinking about her a lot tomorrow wishing the same thing I am which breaks my heart in many ways.  So I must push on praying that she will feel loved by many people tomorrow and know how special she is and that I love her more then she knows.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Getting Back into it!!!!

So back in the day, I use to love photography. I simply loved taking photo' was a peaceful time for me. So then I started taking wedding pic's which I loved but didn't love the stress (aka Mothers of the bride) or messing up!!! Then all things went digital and I just stopped. Then my photography (aka My best friend) decided to move across the world (just a few states but it feels a world away) and I started to do some research for a new photographer. I found several I loved but they were expensive (and most you didn't get to keep the photo rights) and since I've decided to stay at home we don't have much extra money to spare so I decided to see what I could do in the digital world.  So here is a few pic's of my nephew..

Monday, February 7, 2011


This is an article that was published in my local paper. It is featuring Gilbert's stay at the NICU for the Ronald McDonald House Share a heart campaign. Click on share below.


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Babies, Fun, and Sickness!!!

Gilbert ran a fever last week for 24 hours but turned around and seemed to be on the mend. So I decided to get out of the house last Saturday.........I called it my Adult day!!!! It started my sleeping in (yeah) and then I met mom and Tessa at the Tea Room in Ozark and then a quick trip to SAMS SAMS SAMS (one of my favorite places) to take pic's of the Laughing Cow display (tessa works for Bel Brands Cheese). Then we spent a few hours with Angela who is a strong woman. She had Rhett James Williamson last Friday after 44 hours of labor!!! Little Rhett is in the NICU but is doing really good. I ended the night with a great dinner at Lonestar with Ashley and Greg and my them. I had planned on taking photo's all day to document my adult day but I forgot my memory card....urgh.

Then came Sunday when Gil woke up with a horrible cough!!!!! And again on Monday so I decided to call the doctor. And after examination the doctor said "we won't admit him......yet." So we have fought all week to keep him out of the hospital. We have been using an nebulizer 4 times a day and keeping him upright during sleep times and pushing liquids. He is still coughing but I think her made a turn for the better today. Has been super active and not as clinge. And to top it off I've had a sinus infection.........urgh. So George has had to stay home this week to help out. We did have a cool nebulizer though!!!! And my diet went to pot thru all of this so I will wieght in again next week.

We also got the rest of Ashley's pic's from Gil's 1 year old shoot. Here are a couple of my favorites!!! The last 2 she said looked to studio!! But I love them!!!!!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Best part of my day

So in the morning Gil usually wakes up and goes back to sleep for a few hours. We are a month into the "sleeping schedule" with him. And the before the schedule we would let him fall asleep on us and then put him down (or attempt to...he would always wake up and then end up sleeping with us.....hence it was time for a schedule). Well when he goes back to sleep in the am....George brings him to me and I get to watch him fall back to sleep......just love it. Very special time.....he's so peaceful and cute. It makes me smile and maybe I've cried a few times.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

First Wiegh In

So my first wiegh in today and it was..............- 3.5 pds............not to bad for the 1st week. Will admit was a bit disappointed (I use to loose 3-8 pds per week at WW) but then remembered that wasn't starving at all this week, I had fun working out, and didn't deprive myself. So a good first wiegh in.........but a bit of a rough day today before I had my reflection I pigged out on popcorn :-) And enchilda's are on the menu for tonight. But I think I deserve it :-)