Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Staying at home is my forte

I have had 2 glorious months at home with my bundle of joy:

That first month was all about learning what to do with her, trying to get my daily things done like taking a shower for instance. Now I've pretty much got that all down pat, and I'm getting a few more things done. Before I had her I thought about all of the things I would have time to do by staying home....funny thing though...babies take a lot of time!
Here is what I have been able to do though:
First and foremost we used to be a poptart family. That's all we ate for breakfast, Not anymore though. I have been making some muffins, and breakfast sandwiches and breakfast cookies. I haven't bought poptarts in a long time. Yay for a healthier breakfast!
We have been cloth diapering as well. I was all about it at first....then when it came to actually using them I got really nervous. As it turns out it is a lot easier than I thought, and they are super cute. I decided to make my own detergent for them as well as my own detergent for our clothes.
I also intend to make my own face wash, dishwasher soap and handsoap. Yay for homemade!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

She's Here!!

And she is fabulous! Friday was one of the best days of my life. We went to the hospital at 6:30 am to be induced. I was dressed in my gown and hooked up to pitocin by 7:45. The doctor came in around 10 and broke my water and then we waited.
I started feeling contractions and thought hmm these aren't bad I could totally do this. Then by 2pm I was in pain and called a nurse in to check me. I thought surely I had progressed pretty far. NOPE I was at a 2. That's when I instantly knew I was getting an epidural. I was just praying that a 4 came soon so I could get one. By 4pm I was at a 4! And super pumped to get the meds. However they just changed my IV bag and I had to wait that out. Maggie warned me about this....but there was nothing I could do. So at 5:30 it was time for the epidural and it couldn't come soon enough I was in a lot of pain. I seriously have no idea how people do it without medication. So from about 2-5:30 was a little rough, but I made it.
Someone came in around 6 to check me and I was still at a 4, I was getting pretty discouraged. Kolby and I didn't bother sharing that lack of progress with anyone. Around 8:30 someone came back to check me and I was a 5. Again I was getting bummed, but trying to stay positive. At 9:30 a nurse came in because Evelyn's heart rate was going crazy. She wasn't going to check me since I had just been checked an hour earlier but did it just to see what was going on. I was a 9!!! Heck yes, best news I had heard all day. I was feeling a lot of pressure then. The doctor rolled in around 10:45 and I was pushing by 11. She was here by 11:38 pm.
I love my doctor, I loved my nurses. That hospital is seriously the best.
I also love my husband, he is so amazing. He was super supportive and so super sweet. I could not have done that without him.

And here is our little girl. She was 7lbs 6oz and 20 1/2 inches long and super cute!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Let's pretend

Let's pretend like my due date never got moved...That would mean THIS Sunday would be the big day, because she would arrive on time of course. She knows I'm a punctual person and hates being late, she is the same.

My Newborn Picture:
Based on the 3d ultrasound we have I think she may already have my nose.

Kolby's Newborn Picture:How cute is he????? I could just gobble up that cute little face, I hope she looks like him!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Full Term

I'm officially full term. The Dr. has told me that at this point she would not stop labor. I am fully convinced that I am going early...might just be wishful thinking on my part though.
I've been pretty patient throughout this whole process and just enjoying pregnancy, but last week was really difficult. Three women I know had babies...all in the same week! One of those babies I have up close and personal time with because she is my beloved niece. Seeing her makes me anxious to meet Evie.
For the fun of it Kolby and I debate on what she'll look like. I think she'll have red hair and blue eyes, Kolby says she'll have blonde hair and blue eyes...we shall see!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Penelope Jane

Nieces are delightful! I am so excited that Penelope Jane is here, it feels like you wait forever and wonder what they are going to look like and then anxiously wait for momma to push her out and then wait longer for the Dr. to finish things up...and then almost get kicked out by the Nurse Nazi. What a fun night though, I enjoy the waiting with family and friends.

Penelope is perfect and beautiful, I can't wait to learn what her little personality will be like.
These two produce the cutest little fur ball babiesHolding a baby right after they are born is just a really cool feeling. And I must say this picture made me tear up a bit...actually all of the pictures where Kolby is adoringly staring at baby Penelope made me tear up. He loves his nieces like crazy and I can't wait to see him with our baby girl.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

2 years quickly

The girl went from this: To this:
How cute is my beautiful niece Caroline? At 2 she's a big girl now and soon to be a big sister. She'll probably be really bossy, I'm calling that right now. But along with the bossy, she'll be super sweet and protective I'm sure.
I love her to pieces and I hope she always calls me aunt TT...that's cute for a 14 year old right???

Monday, August 15, 2011

Beautiful Baby Shower

Thanks to Maggie, the best sister in law ever, I had a fabulous baby shower on August 7th!
The baby shower decor was to-die-for. I was told it was the most beautiful and girlie shower that someone had ever been to. That made me smile, because that was the goal and Maggie pulled it off like a pro.
I had a lot of fun, I will admit it is awkward for me to be center of attention and it felt like all eyes and ears were on me forever because of the amount of gifts I had to open. Kolby and I have been seriously blessed with stuff for Evelyn. We have had stuff given to us, bought for us or sold to us for dirt cheap. She (and we) have everything we could possibly need. The only thing we have on our shopping list now is a baby book and diapers.
Caroline had fun helping me open a few gifts and just *new* that some of them were for her.

The cousins, all pregnant, at Meghan's shower
2 babies down, 2 to go!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Single Digits

Woohoo! Only 9 weeks to go...or as I like to tell Kolby 9 weeks OR LESS :)
It could happen. I found out there is a full moon on September 12th, and my original due date was September 11th so I have a small glimmer of hope that I could meet Evie early! Part of me is thrilled about that prospect and the other part terrified. I don't really believe in that stuff, but it's kind of fun to think about.
The babies room is coming together quite nicely.
-We have the armiore finished..Kolby added another bar for clothes, fixed the top and the mirror
-Small dresser
-Rocking chair
-Crib mattress...but no crib yet
-Wall art, still need one more frame
I can't wait to post pictures of it all. I happen to think it is super adorable.

I keep looking at lists that other people have compiled of things they need to get done before baby arrives or things to pack in the diaper bag and hospital bag. I'll be very honest, those lists are very intimidating and overwhelming! I can't focus on them at all, it seems like too much. One thing I did accomplish as of yesterday though...I got all of the baby clothes washed in homemade detergent. We didn't have enough hangers for them all though, and I can't figure out what to hang up, what to fold, and where the folded clothes should go :/

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Working Out

That's right, I've started working out...
I have not worked out this entire pregnancy...except for that one day when I tried that really lame yoga video and hated it. Now this is nothing out of the ordinary for me. Pre-pregnancy I was not an avid exerciser either. I would get inspired and try something new every once in a while, but I never stuck with it. Last night I felt the urge to get my body ready for delivery and I am totally starting to feel this weight gain ( 28 pounds in 28 weeks...but who's counting right?)
I found some videos on youtube, there are 5 of them. They are each 10 minutes in length and work different parts of the body. I love it! It's pilates, which has always been my preferred method of working out. It didn't feel like too much, but felt like a great workout. I hope I stick with it!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

It's Official

I'm in my 3rd trimester! Woohoo
I have mixed emotions. I want to meet Evelyn sooooooo bad, but I think I'll be sad not to be pregnant anymore. I have had a very easy pregnancy which is why I can say that (praise Jesus). But I really like having her all to myself and feeling her move around. Oh and she doesn't require diaper changes or late night feedings ;)
I am anxious though to see what being a mom is all about. I get sick of people complaining about their kids and talking to me like I should expect to hate my life after she is born...ummm I'm sure it's not easy, but come on??
I am also anxious to see what her little personality is going to be. I know I'll have a while even after she's born to discover that, but I hope I see it quickly. I pray she doesn't have a big mouth like me (Lord knows that's gotten me in trouble countless times and I'm still working on it), but she can have my sense of humor because I think I'm pretty hilarious...
I hope she is a ginger baby, is that bad to hope for such a vain thing on such a public forum? It's not like I won't love her if she's not a ginger baby, but OMG red hair and blue eyes would be SO cute. I'm hoping for at least one ginger baby in the family and Maggie and I pretty much have the same odds of getting one.

Thursday, June 9, 2011


Last time I saw the Dr. she said this to me "Next time you come in we'll schedule your glucose test". I go to the Dr. yesterday and the nurse is like, okay we're going to do your glucose test now! Ummmmmm normally this would not be a big deal, however yesterday was literally the worst possible day to get that test.
I had a chocolate poptart for breakfast, along with a banana (that's good right?). So that started my day in sugary goodness right there....and I swear I'm not craving sweet things at all, but there was a birthday in the office! What is a girl to do when there are chocolate covered strawberries, brownies and cookies??? I ate them all, and maybe had double portions but whateves.... Until I find out I'm taking a glucose test. CRAP, yes I failed it indeed. Going back in 2 weeks for a re-test. I shall be on my BEST behavior for this one.

Don't lie, you wouldn't be able to resist this either!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Love this song

First of all Casting Crowns is pretty much amazing. They have great music out, but this song has really caught my attention lately. Just wanted to share.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Gender Reveal Party!!!

Last night was awesome! At our last Dr. appointment she told us we could schedule our ultrasound. We didn't tell a soul...we decided from the start that we wanted to surprise everyone. We sent out casual invitations to a BBQ at our house for Friday night.

This greeted them as they walked in the door. Then they were badgering us to know right away! Pink and Blue!The secret is inside the cake! The Grandma's cutting the cake.The middle is PINK!We had so much fun last night! We were blessed to have our friends and family join us. Thank you :)I can't wait for Evelyn Grace to join us in September

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Feelin It

Saturday Kolby got to feel the baby move! I have been feeling the little movements every now and then from about 18 weeks, but it wasn't enough to convince me that was really what was happening. Saturday night however I felt a BIG movement and figured Kolby would be able to feel it too. That is a moment I probably will never forget, we both sat in amazement and didn't want the baby to stop moving all night :)
Since that day I have been able to feel considerable movement, but it's still not as regular as I would like. The nurses at my Dr's office are amazed at how much the red bean moves...When checking for a heartbeat they are seriously chasing him or her down.
And speaking of....I still have NO idea if I'm having a boy or a girl. This is about to kill me. The heart beat is 138/140 with most people guessing BOY, we shall see!

Monday, May 2, 2011

My Steal of the Day

Saturday I went shopping with some of my coworkers and I found this awesome rocking chair! I just had to share. It was a Goodwill find for $15. It is in perfect condition and I'm not changing anything about it. Can't beat that! So now I have two rocking chairs, one for upstairs and one for downstairs, I'm ready to rock baby red bean to sleep anywhere!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Oh these silly hormones

I am not a crier. I hate crying, it makes me feel out of control and weak. I especially hate crying in front of people. I do not like the place of vulnerability that I'm suddenly thrust into. I still to this day would prefer not to cry in front of my husband. I don't even really like crying alone, although when necessary it feels good sometimes.
This pregnancy though is changing that a bit. I have cried 3 times over ridiculous things. It seems to happen while I'm in the car...let me explain.
The first time I cried it was literally over nothing...yes NOTHING. I was just driving down the road and started crying. It was out of nowhere and over nothing. I felt ridiculous and laughed at myself, while still crying.
The second time is hilarious. I was at a doctor's appointment that I knew would run late. I knew I would be hungry and I was in a town with a culver's, so I had a great plan. After my appointment I would grab my much loved culver's burger and head home. Well things went south when I turned in the opposite direction of the restaurant. I *thought* I turned the wrong way, but was holding out hope that maybe I didn't. When I realized I had indeed turned the wrong way I got really upset. I was really hungry and I was a pretty good distance towards home and I did not want to turn around. Needless to say I started bawling, called Kolby and explained everything. He was very kind and did not laugh (even though he wanted to) and told me to turn around. I refused though I was already in the direction of home and had something to get to. Ah crying over a burger...gotta love it!
The most recent cry I had was fresh. Just this morning actually. I was listening to Focus on the Family. It happened to be on the topic of being a new dad. It kinda freaked me out, and then when I was over that I threw myself a nice little pity party. Since I have the classic definition of a dysfunctional family I got a little bit bummed out about it, but then I got over that as well. All is good, hormones are in check....for now!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Not in the plan

I got to visit my Dr. again...whom I absolutely LOVE by the way. This day was not as joyous as the rest though. Nothing terrible, but she moved my due date BACK. My days were on Sunday, every Sunday I was one week closer to meeting my baby, now I'm on Wednesday's but not as far as I thought I was. That was a bummer to me! And I don't know how to change any of the baby tickers I've done on this or on facebook, so it says I'm 16 weeks when really I won't be 15 weeks until this Wednesday. Eh nothing to complain about I know, I know. Kolby thinks I'm silly too. :)
So no, the baby is not an avocado it's still a lemon!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Yoga is not for me

I decided last night that I needed to incorporate some sort of exercise to my routine for a few reasons. First I don't want to turn into a big blob, I want to have a fairly easy return to my pre-pregnancy size after baby is born and I want to prepare my body for delivery as much as possible. The weather is fickle and annoying going from 75 to 40 in a matter of one day so I can't trust that I'll be able to walk every night. Aside from that I think I need something a little more than walking. I don't want nor do I think I should do some high impact aerobics. So while on netflix I saw they had this:

Ugh about 10 minutes into it I was bored to tears. I decided I don't like yoga, it's to calm, too much stretching. (Not to mention it looks like early 90's, and they were all wearing belly shirts) It annoyed me. So I'm on the search for something else! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


FINALLY, we got to see our baby on Monday. It was ultra fabulous. Aside from the fact that I had a headache, threw up, and of course had to pee this was the best day ever. There is only one little red bean, goober, peanut, whatever you want to call the baby inside of me. The baby has so many names because Maggie's children are referred to as "bean" and now "pinto" so I thought it would be funny to reference mine as red bean. Then peanut came up and my mother in law fancies the term goober as another word for peanut :)
The baby is already taking after dad:
Can I just note that the length of Kolby's hair in this picture is RIDICULOUS....Maggie and Kylie wanted him to have his fro for their wedding, it's just so him, but I tried to tell them this was too one would listen. Now looking back I was totally right ;)