Sunday, September 30, 2007


I am feeling overwhelming blessed, right now, so I wanted to document it. Since I have come home from the hospital J has only had to make about 3 meals for us to eat. Friends and family have been bringing so many meals and I mean BIG meals, with sides and dessert. We have eaten super good and I'm not losing the baby weight! (Just kidding I'm really not worried about losing the weight it will come off eventually, I hope!) Not only the meals but the clothes for Peanut and diapers have been a huge blessing as well. I feel like my cup is overflowing with love and support. I love our church...this weekend was a couples get away with the church that we weren't able to attend but next year we are going for sure. And our church small groups are starting in a couple of weeks and I am really looking forward to that we are getting two new couples in our group, yay! I am loving the two Bible studies that I am doing and our playgroup is still going strong and growing another mom just told us last week she is pregnant!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Finally a Post!

Well a quick update on GG, she has been doing much better this week at school. She had to miss out on going to the indoor water park last week and stayed home with me, Peanut and Amy. She was the center of attention and it ended up not really feeling like a punishment but the time with me was what she needed. Then on Saturday J took her on a daddy/daughter date and she was so excited about it. Since then she has been fine. The boys have gotten to have one on one time with J everyday during the week but with GG being in school full days and then having at least an hour worth of homework when she gets home it is hard to give her that one on one time. Now that we realize she needs it we have been trying to be more available to her.

I just have to mention how Red has been doing with her because it is too cute. He is consistently asking "Is the baby nursing?" "Is the baby sleeping?" "Where is the baby?" super cute that he loves her so much. Then there is the "This is my baby." "My baby sister." Then completely not related to the baby he makes EVERYTHING and I mean EVERYTHING into a gun. But he calls it a shoot gun...very funny.

Monkey on the other hand has been very odd lately. He was holding Peanut the other day and all of a sudden he says to her, "You look funny." J took him to the store and the person at the counter had an accent and he says, "Daddy that man talks funny he sounds like a robot." He has been saying other things like that and I am wondering isn't he too old to be saying things like that? I know he is just saying what he sees or hears but sometimes it isn't nice or polite. Anyways here are some new pictures!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Normalcy somewhat

Today we got up early instead of laying around snuggling in the bed and went to church for my Bible study. I say we because my wonderful hubby has to drive me there and once there he carried the baby and diaper bag in so I just had to walk...slowly into the building. For our first outing I think it was pretty successful, well I guess it was technically our second as Peanut had a doctor's appointment yesterday and she was 8lbs 3oz. Anyways, it was just nice to feel somewhat normal!

This afternoon J took the boys to the indoor waterpark that is 5 minutes away from our house and I was able to sleep while the babe was sleeping. I think I could of slept much longer but the hour I got was great. I did get woke up by the phone it was GlamorGirl's teacher. She has been having some issues this week at school. In the last two years of school she has never gotten a note home or been in trouble. I have a feeling it is all the new things going on at home but we are going to need to address this and hopefully get it taken care of, otherwise she is going to have a rough year of first grade and I really don't want that. The issues aren't really anything major but still not my girl.

Thursday, September 20, 2007


There is a contest going on over at 5 minutes for Mom to win a Pink Dyson Vacuum, for Breast Cancer awareness month. Just click on the link and leave a comment on the post and then link to the contest on your own blog. Very simple and you could be the winner even though I hope I am!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


I sit here alone in the house with Peanut. Yes, that is what she is going to be referred to here on out. J took the kids to church tonight for dinner, children's choir and Awana clubs. I have some friends coming over later to see the baby but for now it is just me and her. Which means I have to make myself dinner! I am on so many different pills it is also scary to me to be left alone because what if I pass out or get dizzy and fall? I am taking two different pain medicines, an iron supplement, antibiotics (for UTI, so not fun) and regular vitamins. I can open my own pharmacy! I need to make sure I have plenty of diapers and wipes at the location I sit with her so I don't have to keep getting up to get stuff. The kids have been great little helpers with getting things and throwing things away for me. I am so emotional too, which is probably why this post is jumping all over the place. Sorry! Nursing is going good but she has injured my left side and I need new nursing bras because yet again they have gotten bigger then the last baby...I don't even know how that is possible. I feel pretty good today as long as I keep on top of my pain medicines. I just can't wait to start feeling better and get off of these pills so I can just be the mom again. Well I need to go tend to my little girl.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Home Alone!

J just left for the store and I'm home with the 4 kids by myself!!! Of course the only one awake is the baby! Nope scratch that she just fell asleep :) The chaos has already started and I love it. I was nursing the babe while talking on the phone when I realized she had poop on her dress! Since I can't move very fast or really much at all I had to have J take care of the mess. That is one plus to having a c-section...not that I would recommend one I think the other way is so much better. Anyways, I really got on here to show her off :) So without further ado our newest addition (and last Lord willing, unless we get a pet!)

If they went in the order I wanted it should be a picture of me right before we left for the hospital, her just out and in the position she was in my tummy, then her close up and her with me and daddy and her siblings, and her ready to come home. I just realized I didn't get a picture with me, her and daddy or all 6 of us together. Oh well she isn't going anywhere!

Sunday, September 16, 2007


Ivory Rae born September 14, 2007 at 3:48pm. Mommy and baby are both doing good. Mommy is sore from the C-Section but feeling better every day. Tonya will update with pictures when she gets home and has a chance.

Friday, September 14, 2007

I'm GOING...

The hospital just called and said they want to bump me up for the c-section. So I will be in surgery at about 2:30/3pm today. Prayers are welcome and greatly appreciated. Stay tuned for updates on me and baby along with PICTURES!!!

Thursday, September 13, 2007


Tomorrow at about this time I will have a baby. I probably won't get to hold her for another hour from this time but she will be born!! Also I will have the hubby update the blog when he comes home tomorrow night so be watching for info on her. I will do the pictures when I come home from the hospital. Ok with that out of the way...last night we did our first night of Children's Choir (GG only) and Awana clubs at our church, this year. It was a very nice evening. It was almost like a date for J and I to be able to sit and relax while all of our kids were being taken care of by church friends. I think that I am really going to like Wednesday nights! Oh yeah and GlamorGirl doesn't have much homework on Wednesday because it is church night :) Speaking of her she had her first test Wednesday at school and she came home with a 100% it was a spelling test with 23 words. I hope this is how the rest of the year goes...

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

More baby details...

So are you sick of me writing about this pregnancy and baby yet? Well only a few more days and she will be here! I had an appointment today and I lost 2lbs. I couldn't change the time of the c-section so I am stuck not eating all day on Friday, but I have a plan. I am going to stay up until 2am so I can eat one last thing then I am taking my sleeping pill and sleeping the day away. I will get up shower and be off to the hospital. At least I will be rested :)

The kids had a great first day of school and surprisingly I didn't cry...I felt the tears coming but I held them back. I am looking forward to J being off work until the middle of October! He originally was only going to take 2 weeks but because of the c-section and me not being able to drive for 6 weeks afterwards he changed his plans and took off 4 weeks. I should be able to get help the last two weeks of recovery with the school thing.

Oh yeah one last thing, please continue to pray she turns because that would be ideal and I know that God is bigger than the medical field and He can get her to turn. Either way He is in control of this whole situation and so I am resting in that.

Monday, September 10, 2007

1st Day of School!

Today was the kids first day of school. GlamorGirl is a 1st grader and Monkey is in Kindergarten. We got up this morning and had a nice big pancake breakfast. Then off to school for pictures :) We will be getting Monkey from school in about an hour and GG will be there until 3:35 seems like such a long day. I feel bad for Red because he has asked about 10 times already where the kids are. I hope he gets used to them being in school! I'm sure once the baby comes it will help...

Ok these pictures didn't come out in the order I wanted but I'm not going to worry about it.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Enough Baby talk for now!

This morning I started a new Bible study at my church. It is about the inner lives of men and how they think and act differently then us women. I am really excited about getting to know the women in the study better and learning more about how my hubby thinks and feels about things I say and do. The best part is it is biblically based.

I also wanted to get on here and say that the kids start school in 3 days! I can't believe how fast this summer has gone by. Also GlamorGirl starts her ice skating on Saturday while Monkey is in gymnastics. She is super excited about learning how to ice skate. But now I have to go dig out some pants for her to wear on the ice!

As for Red he has started this new thing that I remember GG doing when she was about his age. When he gets in trouble for doing something with daddy he comes running to me crying, "Daddy yell at me. Go scream at him." I then ask if he was naughty to which he replies, "yes" still sobbing. Then I explain if he was naughty then he should of gotten in trouble. It's just so funny they think I'm going to go scold their daddy for discipling them. I look at him and just can't believe how big he has gotten. He is completely potty trained during the day and does pretty well at night but still is wet some mornings but dry for the most of them.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

No Baby

Well I guess God wants this little girl to stay in for 8 more days. She would not turn at all and they pushed and pushed and the best part was I couldn't feel it. But now I sit here with the after affects of the epidural and no baby. There is nothing else for me to do but to wait. I'll be honest am very sad right now.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Whirlwind of thoughts and emotions...

I don't think I mentioned that yesterday at my appointment they offered to do an amniocentesis to see if the baby's lungs were developed and if they were they could try turning her earlier. I immediately said no for two reasons, I've never had one before and I was scared it would hurt. Well I talked to two moms I know and trust who have had one done and they both said it didn't hurt and it was not a big deal. I called the midwife and told her I wanted one. Here we go...I went in today to get the amniocentesis done. Before hand J and I talked to the doctor about the risks and so on and then we scheduled a external version with possible c-section for tomorrow morning at the hospital, because we would know if her lungs were developed by then. Well during the ultrasound and they couldn't find a pocket of amniotic they would be able to use. Either the pocket had cord in it or when they pushed on my belly her arms and legs moved into the spot they would be testing. Both situations are dangerous for her so we didn't get one. I was almost relieved as I really hate needles. Then my next thought went to they are going to cancel my appointment for tomorrow. I was happy to learn that they still want me to come in and get the external version done with an epidural this time. If it works they are going to induce me but if it doesn't they will be sending me home empty handed and I will have to wait until the 14th for a c-section. I just hope I am going to be able to sleep tonight. I really want to meet this little girl. Please pray for safety for me and the baby, wisdom for the doctor and midwife who are performing the external version and for success so she will be born tomorrow. I am to be at the hospital at 6am with the doctor and midwife getting there around 7:30am. I will hopefully be able to update in a day or two with a little girl in my arms :) If not you will be hearing from me tomorrow afternoon.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007


Yesterday we had a fun day going to the swimming pool. The last day of the summer swimming fun and we took advantage of it. It totally tired out the kids and myself so we slept great last night! Score :) After we ate dinner we decided to get out the video of Red as a baby. Watching that video makes me so excited for this baby girl to come out. I don't know if it helped my waiting patiently though! This morning J, told me that watching that video made him realize that us having another baby was a good thing, I think he was unsure but now he is so completely excited as are the rest of us. I really want to watch the other two kids movies but I am afraid that will make me not be content to wait, especially GlamorGirl's video.

Today I had another appointment and nothing has changed. I am still 4 and everything is ready to go but she is still butt first. So I scheduled a c-section for the 14th unless she turns on her own and comes out before then I will have a baby in 10 days. Other than my appointment we took the kids to their orientation for school and went to a couple volleyball games which was fun, but extremely hot! I'm going to bed now and it is only 7:45 :)

Sunday, September 02, 2007


Yesterday J and I got to go to a wedding with no children with us. It will probably be our last date alone before this baby comes. It was a really nice wedding the only bad part was it was a dessert reception so the only thing to eat was sweets with some fruit. After I got home I felt sick to my stomach and ended up throwing up everything in me. Have I mentioned that I despise throwing up? But I will say I felt better afterwards.

Today after church we went out to eat with the G's, they have become really good friends. We stopped by my in-laws to look at some things they were getting rid of but ended up not taking them. We didn't stay long because they didn't have their air on and it was really hot and making me feel sick again. J tells me every morning my body is freezing cold but I feel so hot. When we got home I laid down and J took GG and Monkey to the pool. When J and the kids got back they informed me that GG had gone off the *high dive* twice. She was really excited about that. I can't believe she is going to be starting 1st grade in a week. Anyways, Red was taking a nap so he stayed with me. I didn't really get much sleep as I feel asleep Red woke up. I put him on the potty, gave him a drink, put a movie on and went to lay back down. About 20 minutes later he comes running to me saying he has to poop. At this point I realize I'm not getting a nap. Oh well maybe I will get to go to sleep early tonight!