Saturday, March 31, 2012

Ninety-One

Today these lovely ladies meet up for lunch to help celebrate the new little boy in our lives. We got some much needed things and it was so much fun to just have some girl time full of laughter and catching up. I am blessed to have such great friends! 


Friday, March 30, 2012

Ninety

This is a very random post today but if anyone out there is interested we are going to be selling our dining room table. We purchased it from IOmetro. It is a very cool table that is very rustic looking, it is 31 inches tall and 54 inches by 54 inches. The table can seat up to 8 people comfortably. The legs do come off of it to make it easier to transport it to a new location. We have loved the table but it just is not meeting our families needs any longer. We would like to get $250 for the table but will consider other offers. 





Thursday, March 29, 2012

Eighty-Nine

Day 3-My views on drugs and alcohol

Drugs are bad, they are illegal for a reason. I have a strong faith in Jesus and the bible tells us to follow the laws of the land, the laws of the land tell us that those are something that we are not to use or associate with, they lead to bad things. I have a feeling that once is never enough with drugs, I would hate to see someone that I love become addicted to something that can totally destroy your life. Drugs just lead to bad things and I hope and pray that my children never get lead down that path.

Alcohol, is something that is a good thing for a person of age, the law of the land says that we must be 21 to consume alcohol and I hope that my children follow the rules when it comes to alcohol. I will be the first person to tell you that I love a good glass of wine or a margarita but I am old enough and responsible enough to know what I am doing. I hope that my children will be responsible when they are of age to drink.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Eighty-Eight


Today was a big day, Jason and I drive up to Springfield, MO and meet with Dr. Dix and her team. I have to say that I feel so good after going to this appointment and I think that Jason did also. We got a lot of data and learned a lot about gestational diabetes and what is to come in the next couple of weeks. I kind of feel like I have more of a knowledge of what to expect,which is a good thing for the control freak in me!

So, some of the big concerns is the fact that with gestational you will have a larger baby but also that the baby is having to produce so much insulin just like you are because of the sugar levels. One of the greatest things that Dr. Dix told me was that there was nothing that I had done wrong to cause gestational, that you can not stop it from happening if it is going to happen it is going to happen, it all has to do with the placenta but once you have it you have to take care of it. I was also relived to learn that once delivery happens and the placenta is gone then I should be back to my normal self and can stop stabbing myself four times a day!

We first meet with Dr. Dix's nurse Dawn, she need medical health and then did food training with Jason and I, I almost think this ones one of the best things. I have been getting very frustrated on not knowing what was going to keep my sugar levels were they need to be at this point, I am hungry but not eating because I just don't know what to eat! Well, she set up a plan, gave me a TON of documents to go through and read that have different nutrition information but most of all she said that  I have to have three meals a day and three snacks a day but I am NEVER to skip the bed time snack. (I thought this was funny because Jason likes to tease me about my bed times snack and now I am being told to have one!) I had also cut out all of  my carbs and she wants me to add a small amount of them back into the equation because Cy needs the carbs. We also talked about the medication that I am taking and she doubled my dosage because I am having such large spikes in my sugar levels, I am still on a a very low dosage, 2.5mg a day and we can go all the way up to 20 before we would have to start talking about me having to do any form of shots.

We next went to the ultra sound tech and spent a good amount of time with her doing all kinds of different measurements on Mr. Cy. He is still measuring a head of the pack, he is 31 weeks and measuring at about 33-34 weeks. It was very cool to see all the different things that we was measuring and she is pretty sure that he has a head full of hair just like his brother did when he was born!

Once all of this was done we got to meet with Dr. Dix, what a wonderful lady! She was great about answering all the questions that we had and really laid out what to expect in the up coming weeks until it is time for Cy to make his arrival. I don't have to go back to her office unless for some reason my sugar levels go really crazy. I just have to keep them up to date on my sugar levels by e-mail until Cy arrives. I will be seeing my wonderful Dr. Clouarte once a week and going to have stress test done on Cy twice a week until he arrives. We are looking at a delivery at 37-38 weeks if not sooner, I will be having another ultra sound in three weeks to check on how much Cy has grown at that time and it should help make a finale decision on when we should deliver.

So, I am feeling much better about what life has in store for the next couple of weeks. I know that there is gong to be a lot of Dr. appointments and scheduling/shuffling the kids around but we will survive!  I am very ready to see my new little man, I am just praying for his health once he arrives and that his body can make the adjustment to not having to produce so much insulin once he is out of me.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Eighty-seven


On Tuesday and Thursday it is just Rhett and I while Stella is at school. It is always fun to see how he acts when it is just the two of us. Love this little guy.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Eighty-Six

It was a great day to take the kids to the park. We went for a walk on the walking trail twice.

 People always talk about Rhett's hair, the funniest thing I get asked is if I think that it is going to stay that red, well, he is 2 and half, it has not changed yet so pretty sure that pretty red hair is here to stay.

 OK this just cracks me up! The kids love to run, but Rhett is FAST! It makes Stella soooooo mad that he will pass her when they are running. Do you see her body checking him to not get past her! He may be faster but she will take him DOWN before she lets him get a head of her! This time next year she is going to have two brothers to try and stay a head of!

 They also played in the creek for a little while, Rhett thought it was cool that I was letting him play in the mud!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Eighty-Five

We are getting closer to being ready for Cy to arrive each day. This weekend we were able to get the crib put together and ready.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Eighty-four










It was such a pretty today after all the rain that we got last week, Jason and I thought it would be a great day to take the kids to the Gentry Wild Animal Zoo. They thought it was wonderful. There is a section that you drive through in your car were you see buffalo, camels, tigers, lions, emus, boars, and other such animals. They both thought that was pretty cool but really liked the section were we got out of the car and they got to pet some of the other animals. They touched lots of goats, monkeys and even a snake! It was a fun family day at the animal zoo.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Eighty-three

I just got done painting this bag, is it not super cute!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Eighty-Two



I have really had a crazy pregnancy this go around, it has been like Cy was wanting us to know that he might be the third one to arrive but he sure is going to let us know that he is very important! I have gestational diabetes which has been a whole new thing to learn about and a little frustrating at the same time. The one bonus to having it is that I get to have some extra ultra sounds to check on the Cy man, when we did this last week they got a great photo of his face. I do think that he is going to arrive looking a lot like his older brother! I have an appointment with a specialist in Springfield next week, I am hoping  that it will help Jason and I understand more of what is to come but most of all I am just praying for a very healthy baby!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Eighty-One

While Jason has been out of town this week, I have been painting this pretty little table for us to use for a while. It was just plain oak but I am loving it in this white!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Eighty

Day 2-Were would I like to be in 10 years

Well, in ten years I will have fourteen year old, a 12 year old, and a ten year old. HOLY COW! That is really scary to think about. I hope that I am in a larger home because I have a feeling that our home is going to be housing a lot of friends. I hope that I am taking children from school to three different activities and I will probably moan and groan about it but deep down I know that I will love every moment of it. I will probably be sitting in three different sets of bleachers, cheering on three different kids as they do different activities.

I hope that while I am running around like a crazy women that I will take the time to enjoy it. I hope that in all the crazy that Jason and I will remember to stop and take time for our selves. I hope that Jason and I will still find life full of laughter. I hope that I will still be hearing the same jokes that he has told me for 10 years now, I know I roll my eyes at them each time but I would not know what to do with out them.

I hope that my daughter will be growing into a young lady. I hope that she is well rounded, has good friends and is making good life choices. I have a feeling that there will be boys and I hope that I am open to her coming to talk to me about those things. I know that there are going to be conversations that I dread but at the same time I hope I am the one that gets to have them with her. I hope that she knows that I will always be her mom and love her. I hope that in ten years I am not only her mother, her person of authority but in some ways I hope that I am her friend, a person that she can talk to freely with no judgement.

I hope that my sons are growing into strong young men. I hope that they are treating the girls around them kindly. I hope that they are well rounded, that they play sports but also know how to clean up after themselves. I hope that their rooms do not stink to horribly bad! I hope that they feel they can talk to me about different issues that can sometimes be hard for a mother/son but I want them to know that they can if they want to come to me. I hope that in ten years they both still want to cuddle on the couch for just a moment, I hope that they will still give me hugs in public.

I hope that in ten years I learn to walk in high heels a little better. I figure in ten years I will be the shortest person in our family and will need the extra help in the height department!

So, I guess my real answer is that in ten years I want to be raising a thriving, growing, laughter filled, faith based, open to one another, loving family. I mean really I could dream of thousands of material things but when it all boils down to is I want my people to be happy.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Seventy-Nine

I have to say that I have some of the greatest friends. Stacy was so wonderful and made this beautiful blanket for our little Cy. I can not wait to see him all wrapped up in it. Thank you Stacy, you did a wonderful job!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Seventy-Eight

After church this morning Jason and Rhett got haircuts. Rhett got a cake pop for sitting so still and being such a good little guy, Stella got a cake pop for NOT touching the scissors!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Seventy-Seven



We went to Brooklyn's fourth birthday party. The kids had a great time and I am pretty sure that Rhett enjoyed a blue cupcake!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Seventy-Six




I finally got some stuff finished and taken down to shabby shack!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Seventy-Five

I thought this would be fun, I found a 30 day challenge on Pintrest, I am going to do the 30 different challenges, not 30 days in a row but over the next couple of months as I have time to think about them and write what I would like for my children to some day know about those subjects because this blog is for my children, for them to know my thoughts, my feelings about life and to help them know what our life was like as they grow and learn different things. I hope that it brings back happy memories for them.

Day 1- Your current relationship.

I am married. I am married to an amazing man. He is my best friend, my equalizer, my greater half (lets be honest my greater 3/4 he is way more amazing than me) my sounding board, my lover (yeah you kids probably did not want to know that but your dad is HOT! ha ha! I can totally see Stella's teenage face grossed out right about now) my reminder, my encourager, my muscle, my strength, my Mr. Right. I could not have asked for a better mate.

Now, lets be honest, we do not live in a perfect world or a perfect life, we get angry with each other, we fight, we yell, we get upset, but we figure it out, we compromise (even if I have to grind my teeth while doing it) we hug it out, we love one another. I could not do this life with out him by my side each step of  the way.

Jason is a wonderful father. He would do anything for our children, I have 100% faith that if something should ever happen to me that he will do an amazing job of raising them. He has often told me that his job on this earth is to 1, care for me, 2, care for our children, 3, work to provide for our family. He does all of these things and more.

They often say that girls end up married to men that are a lot like their father. I pray everyday that Stella will someday be able to find a young man that can measure up to her daddy, those are going to be some very big shoes to fill.


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Seventy-Four

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Seventy-Three


Take me out to the ball game, buy me some pop corn and sprite and we will all have a great time!

Papi and Jason took the kids to see the Razorbacks play baseball this evening. The weather has been wonderful and the kids love going to the games.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Seventy-Two

This is Rhett's second pair of these shoes. He loves them. I deal with the fact that he wears them, they are not the cutest pair of shoes he owns but he can put them on himself and like I said he LOVES them. He talks about them all the time, he must know were they are at all times. Here is the major problem with these shoes, they are called Crocs, well, my son does a pretty good job of talking for a two year old but one thing is that he leaves letters out of words, well in the name of these shoes, Crocs, he leaves out the letter "R". This is a very important letter in the name of these shoes because when you leave out the letter "R" it sounds as if my son is saying a nasty word for his male parts. It is very embaressing when you are some were, that say requires your child to take off their shoes to be able to play and he walks up to another male, hands him his shoes, and says "Pease, hold my cocs." and walks off. I have to then explain that my son just asked you to "Please, hold my CROCS!" I really do cringe every time he says the name of these shoes.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Seventy-One

Stella is pretty proud of the fact that her hair is now long enough for some pigtails! She tells us all the time that she wants long hair like Rapunzel. This has become a huge help to us in the parenting department, if she won't eat her dinner, girls that eat their dinner helps there hair grow long like Rapunzel. If she won't go to bed at night or take a nap, your hair will never be long like Rapunzel unless you sleep and give it time to grow. Yes, I am bribing my daughter, but you know what, she eats her dinner and she goes to sleep! I love you sweet girl.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Seventy

How our Friday evenings have changed over the past couple of years. They now include a couple cartoons and a good game of memory! Pretty sure we had no idea that this was in our future five years ago. 




Friday, March 9, 2012

Sixty-Nine

Rhett does not like to wait on anything, this is him trying to be patient and wait on a bite of my food. Such a silly little boy.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Sixty-Eight



This little guy is just way to cute! He has suddenly found a love for wearing hats, he looks pretty cute.