Monday, March 30, 2009
Yesterday we had our maternity photo shoot. I will have to brag about how wonderful Angie was and give you all her website so that you can look at her work. But I will do that in another post. :) Well, you know us....we can't ever be on time for anything. It takes our family a full 2 hours of getting ready from start to out the door if we have a special event. Well, anyway, we were running around getting our change of clothes and props for the pictures out in the car and I wasn't sure what the weather was going to be like so I wore jeans. Well, last minute I had to run back into the house because I decided that I needed to bring flip flops for our outdoor photos. I am so glad that I did that! We hopped in the car and away we went. Well, about halfway to the photographers house I reached down to get something on the floorboard and realized that I had put on 2 different shoes! They were both black but totally different! I pointed it out to Jeromy and we laughed pretty much the rest of the way there!
At the time I didn't know whether to blame it on pregnant brain or the fact that I can't see my face but now....I realize that it was both! Needless to say from now on everytime that I get dressed I am going to try to remember to look down and make sure that I have on matching shoes!
Enjoy that laugh for the day! Hopefully my photos will be ready to post in the next few days! :)
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Along with 30 weeks I welcomed a whole new level of feeling uncomfortable. I am not trying to complain. I really do LOVE being pregnant but the last few days have been miserable and I know that it gets harder as the end draws closer. My back is constantly killing me. Right now at work I have a pillow propped up for the middle part of my back, leaning far back in my chair with my feet propped up on a box. I look real professional right now. LOL! Luckily my boss is wonderful and she knows that I am uncomfortable and exhausted. I also constantly walk around with the taste of puke in my mouth. Sorry if that is TMI but seriously it is annoying and gross for me too! I never feel like my food is settled and most days I am full from lunch time until 9pm. But don't worry....even through my extreme fullness I still manage to eat 4-6 cookies each afternoon. :)
Something else that has blown me away and actually made me call my dr's office today is the Braxton Hicks contractions. I don't really remember having these with Kara. This pregnancy though I began noticing them around 25 weeks or so. They are uncomfortable and sometimes take my breath away. Last night though they were definately different and this is what caused the concern. I had noticed earlier in the evening that I had a couple that were more painful than normal but last night I was awoken from my sleep with a contraction that hurt so badly. I tried to get up to use the restroom but couldn't move. I couldn't even wake Jeromy up to tell him until after it passed. I seriously haven't felt pain like that since I was in labor with Kara. I fell back asleep but then a few minutes later I had another one. Well after that I was scared that they would keep coming so I just laid there waiting. Luckily I didn't have anymore but I did call my dr's office to let them know. Dr. Garner was out of the office today so he is supposed to call me tomorrow but the dr. that I talked to did tell me that if I feel them that painful again to go straight to L&D to make sure nothing was going on. Crazy to think about but hopefully they were just a fluke and won't happen again. (Maybe dinner last night was too spicy for Karsyn!) Please just keep us in your thoughts.
Well, that sums it up. I was supposed to chapperone Kara's field trip to the zoo tomorrow but it was rescheduled yet again due to rain! I was really looking forward to having a 3 day weekend and going with her but I will be excited to go with her next month.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Here I am relaxing in our glider. It is so awesome!
And last....but not least.....Here is a picture of Jeromy and I after the Baby Shower that I forgot to include in my previous post.
My sister and I.
My mom and I.
Here I am opening some of my gifts.
Showing off a cute robe from Masie and her mom, Tara.
These are the beautiful handmade baby blankets from my grandma. She is so talented. They are so special and I know that Karsyn will cherish them forever.
After the shower I loved looking through all the beautiful gifts that we received. Thank you to everyone that came. We are so blessed.
Friday, March 20, 2009
On Saturday Kara and I went on a shopping spree. It was a lot of fun but all that shopping actually wore me out. By the end of the day I was actually tired of shopping! LOL! Imagine that!?! I wanted to do one final "Stock up" of clothes for the family before Karsyn gets here. The girls were in need of some early summer clothes and Jeromy has not had new shorts since our honeymoon! So we went to Justice and spent about 2-3 hours in there. I think that Kara tried on everything in the store in her size! We finally narrowed it down to a stack of things that we loved and had to have for both girls and then dropped a small mint at the register. I think all in all we left with 7 bottoms, 12 tops and 4 pairs of shoes. :) I hit the jackpot at Old Navy looking for Jeromy. They were having friends and family so that made his stuff a steal. He now has a good stash of clothes that will last him for a while. I did buy myself 2 dresses and a pair of shoes from Forever 21. I am confident that they will still fit me after Karsyn is born and they looked great with my belly too.
In the evening Ashley, Adam, Addison, Kennedi, Ashley, Jason, Ryan, April, Guy, Maddie and Maycee came over. It was really nice to all get together. Kara loved playing with all the kids and Ryan and Addison had fun with each other too! And of course we all had fun loving on Baby Kennedi. I can't wait until Karsyn is here...I have a feeling that next summer the two of them will be getting into a lot of trouble together. :)
Sunday morning Jeromy and I got up and had to get to the hospital for our tour of labor and delivery. Plano Presby is such a nice hospital. The whole staff is extremely friendly which is great because with Dr. Garner being so wonderful already it will make our experience there even more enjoyable. They are the only hospital in the area with a Level III NICU. They have the capabilities to care for babies born at only 23 weeks! We are obviously beyond that point but it is great to know that they are fully prepared for every situation.
On Sunday afternoon Kara and Karlee had their older sibling tour of the hospital. They were so well behaved and really liked the idea that they would be getting special treatment since they are the "BIG SISTERS" They made sure to remind me that they will need to wear their big sister shirts and buttons everyday while they are there visiting us. The lady conducting the class went over several things that they would be seeing and where Jeromy and I would be over the course of time that we were there. They really liked looking at the brand new baby in the "admissions" nursery. They were excited to know that is where they would be able to see Karsyn there while she was getting her bath. Our hospital actually is great because after she is born they will come out to the waiting room and bring the older siblings in first so that they can spend time with mom and dad bonding with baby before anyone else. The girls had lots of questions about different things in the room but their most important question that they wanted answered was "What do we do if we get hungry while we are here waiting?" The lady giggled and I promised them that if they were hungry while we were there Grandma or Pop would take them to get some food. I guess they thought that they would just have to be hungry while we were there. LOL!
The rest of this week has kind of been a blur. Kara went to her friend Masie's house today while I am at work because Grandma and Aunt Holly are going shopping for the shower with Nanie and Nana. Kara was really excited to get to go play. She got up really early and didn't waste any time getting ready. She looked so cute in her new clothes! I will have to take a picture of the 2 of them together. They both have red hair and they have the same birthday! They are convinced that they are twins but with different moms. :)
Well, there you have it....it is long and wore you out to read...HUH?!?!? That is how I feel too. I am so glad that today is Friday. I am really looking forward to my shower this weekend and I will post lots and lots of pictures on Monday....PROMISE. :) And in case you are wondering...today I am 29w2d. Wohoo next week I will be 30 weeks! WOW!
Friday, March 13, 2009
Yes...I told you that it is getting big! :)
I have such an exciting week up ahead. My Nanny and Nana are coming into town on Sunday to stay the week. We are really looking forward to spending the week with them. We also have our hospital tour on Sunday and Kara & Karlee have their Older Sibling class at the hospital....I wonder what questions they will have after the class is over. :)
Monday, March 9, 2009
we know that she will have big feet. LOL! So here are our 2 favorite pictures from the session. I hope you all enjoy her!
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
After all the paint color debates we finally started the nursery this weekend. We taped and painted the green on Saturday night and then Jeromy and John (Holly's boyfriend) painted the pink on Sunday. We still have to retape for the brown stripe and paint the brown cirlces. I am so happy with the way that everything turned out and Jeromy did such an amazing job! He has really been into getting the nursery put together. I think that maybe his nesting has set in. The details of the decorations are still coming together. I bought the letters for the wall and the curtain rod but my mom and I have to go this weekend to buy the material for the curtains. We tried to go this weekend but the store closed 10 minutes before we got there! We are going to go with a sheer solid pink. The glider/ottoman will be in this week and the changer/hutch should be shipping out later this month. I will keep updating with new pictures as we get things completed and together. Thank you to John for all of his help!
Here is the green all dried. I actually helped paint this on Saturday night. I love the color. I am much happier with it then I could have imagined!
Jeromy hard at work. Notice his painting friend on the window seal. "Mr. Miller" was such a great helper. :)
Here is John hard at work.
Here is Jeromy showing off his hard work.