Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Buna Shower

Marie and Andrea threw me a baby shower in Buna for Adam's side of the family and everyone in Buna. It was a lot of fun and there was lots of good food. We got a lot of great things for Little Parker's arrival and we are thrilled that everyone is so willing to help out. Here are a few pictures from the shower.




These are some onesies from some of Adam's Aunts. They are so cute and there are bibs to go with them that match. I was so excited. We hadn't gotten many onesies or bibs so we are thrilled.
Kari went with me and Adam and Matt showed up for food and to load up the gifts in the car. Kari gave such cute faces in all of the pictures that were taken I had to post at least one of them. And there is Matt enjoying the cake.
These monkeys are so cute. One of Adam's Aunts gave us these cute monkeys with a few other things. I love how cute they are. Their legs and arms are so long and they have tiny bodies. Parker will love them. This is the picture of the cake. I wasn't supposed to eat any, but I wiped the frosting off of the top of my piece and ate a few bites. I couldn't not eat some of it.
Kari and Matt's mom enjoying the party. Their faces don't really look like it, but Andrea had my camera and I doubt she warned them she was taking a picture.
This is Adam and Me checking out the big box we got. It was Parker's crib. We were so excited that he has a bed to sleep in now!
This is Adam and Matt putting the crib together. Adam said since Parker wouldn't sleep in it the first little bit that it wouldn't matter when he put it up, but I told him I wanted him to do it sooner than later so that if there were pieces missing or broken we would have time to send it back. Here is the finished product. It is so cute. I can't wait until we get a mattress and the bedding so that it will be complete.

Thanks everyone for all the gifts and a great shower! We appreciate it greatly.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

First Christmas

We have had a very busy month and it has been crazy. It has also been hard to believe that this is our first Christmas together as a family. We had a few while we were dating/engaged, but this was the first one after we have been married. I'll admit it was kinda weird at first sleeping in and not being at mom and dad's house to open gifts with them. It was weird not seeing them all day. But it was fun and exciting spending time with my husband for the day and we did head to Lufkin to spend time with Caryn and Court's families. So it wasn't just the two of us the whole day. Here are a few things we got for Christmas.Adam has been wanting new guitar strings for a long time, but hasn't gone to Beaumont to pick any up. Matt and Kari were heading to Beaumont and I asked them to get some for him so I could wrap them up and put them under the tree. Later that day, Adam and I were in the car headed who knows where and Matt called asking him what kind of strings he wanted. So that surprise was kinda ruined, but Matt was doing us a favor by getting the right ones so we wouldn't have to do a return later and Adam wouldn't have to pretend I did good. Thanks Matt and Kari for doing my shopping for me!
We went and saw the live performance of the Christmas Sweater and Adam loved it. The very next morning he had already posted on his blog on how he wanted the book, etc. Knowing he doesn't have time to sit and just read a book, I went and got it on cd so he could listen to it in the car or at work. Dad wrapped it for me and it has been under our tree all week. Adam thought it was his guitar strings until Christmas morning when he opened his guitar strings first. He had no clue, but loved it. We listened to the first cd on the way to Caryn's and I think the 2nd cd starts with chapter 5, so we'll have to listen more so we can finish the "book".
Parker isn't even here yet and he is already getting presents. We are wanting to do the nursery in Monkeys so mom and dad gave this to us. It is so soft. We love it. He even had a cute stocking at mom and dads house with a snowman with a diaper on. It is so cute and since he isn't here yet, they get to use it next year for his first Christmas.

I didn't take any pictures of my gift from Adam because it is impossible to take a picture of a camera with a camera. I told him I wanted a digital one before Parker came so I could post cute pictures of him for all of our friends and family near and far to see. I was 85% surprised. I kept asking him if it was a camera and was I guess hoping it was so much that I convinced myself it was. He said it was hard to keep it from me, but I love it and haven't really taken much pictures because I keep forgetting I have a camera!
My due date is quickly approaching and I feel like I could pop at any second. In fact the lady at Walmart today thought I was due any day now. So the above picture is me from almost 26 weeks and the dotted line is me now at almost 37 weeks. It feels like I have gotten so much bigger than that, but I guess not. I have only gained 9 lbs still so hopefully I can keep it that way for the rest of the pregnancy. Not much longer now, but hopefully at least after January 5 because mom is gone until the 30 and my doctor is gone until the 4th. I don't want the doctor on call to deliver because I love my doctor so much and I just want my mom there with me. Caryn assured me that if I went into labor before mom got home that she would find someone to watch her kids so that she could come be with me and attempt to take moms place. I love that my family is so close and we are all willing to be there for each other. Thanks Caryn!
Here is an actual picture of my gut today. I feel huge. I have washed all the clothes and blankets we have gotten so far for Parker and put them in drawers so that if he does surprise us sooner, I'll be somewhat ready. I guess I should start packing my bag to bring to the hospital so it's ready just in case, but I just haven't felt like it. What can I say, I'm a slacker. Well that's it for now!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Twas the night before Christmas...

and all through the house. The Haynes were busy stirring about. They laid out their stocking by the cute little tree that Mr. Haynes purchased only 5 days ago. They opened their new pajamas and were thrilled to no end. Their tummies were filled from all the good food they had eaten, from the Haynes, the McCallons, and Tuckers that day. Both exhausted and tired, she found more to do, for the house wasn't ready for St. Nick that night. The washer was going and even the dryer with all the laundry they hadn't yet gotten to.

Okay enough of my silly, crazy story. We have had a long day. We left at 11 to head to Matt's house with the shrimp they needed for the gumbo. We hung out until about 2 and then headed to Adam's parents to spend time with them. Marie made some potatoes and steak fingers and it was amazing. She also had cheesecake. I only had one little bit of Adam's. I was a good girl all day. We headed back to McCallons to get Kari and Matt to head to Vidor. We ate breakfast for dinner (tradition) at my aunts house. Everyone opened pajamas (another tradition). Adam and I left ours at home. We dropped off Kari and Matt at their house and headed home. We opened our pajamas and started a load of laundry and folded clothes and I am so tired. I have been tired all day.

Tomorrow we are headed to Caryn's to spend time with her family and Court's family. We are excited to be able to spend time with family around the holidays. This will probably be the last trip to Lufkin we make before Parker comes. I get really tired of sitting in the same position in the car. It is killing me. The aches and pains, but it will all be worth it in the end. Well I am headed to bed. I'll post more tomorrow!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

36 Weeks

I am 36 weeks pregnant. Only 4 weeks to go and little Parker will be here. I had an appointment today. I lost 2 lbs. So I have officially only gained 9 lbs in 36 weeks. I am so excited about that. I go to the hospital next week to do a non-stress test. I have been doing them every week for about 3 weeks now and my doctor is leaving town for the holidays but he doesn't want me to miss a week so that's why I have to go to the hospital next week. Not a big deal.

I have another ultrasound scheduled for January 7th. We are getting more and more excited as the days go by. Mom and Dad left to go to Utah for Christmas and she told me before she left not to do too much so that I wouldn't go into labor before she got back. My doctor doesn't think that will happen. So mom should be back in plenty of time before the baby shows up. Well I hope everyone has a great day!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Amazing Husband

So I meant to post about this last night after I got home from all my fun, but I was so tired that I just couldn't. I have had a head cold since Tuesday and it seems as though it is only getting worse and worse. I have been taking Tylenol cold (not much you can take when your pregnant), and it isn't really working, but life goes on. Adam and Matt went Christmas shopping last night for their wives hoping to help each other out. They came back to moms to get me and Adam and I headed home.

We keep a lamp on in the living room so it's not so dark when we get home and it was off when we pulled up. It's a touch lamp and when the washer is going, it moves through the settings of low, med, high, and off. So I just figured I must have started a load of laundry and forgotten. I walked inside and saw a little 32 inch tree on our end table. It is so cute. Adam and I hadn't really gone out to get one, but I told him I wanted a small 1-3 footer. I told him we wouldn't have any presents to put under it, but at least our house would have a little bit of decor. It is fiber-optic so he didn't have to buy lights, he did however get little tiny ornaments to hang on the tree and when I got home we added a few of mine from when I was growing up and we put my little Rudolph ornament on the top as our tree topper. It was so cute and exciting.

I love that he just wanted to do something sweet to surprise me. He is such an amazing guy. I can't wait for Parker to be here so that I get to see what a sweet, amazing dad he will be. He will be here before we know it.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Kimberly GRADUATED!!

We had a very busy day today. I was up by 6:30 or so to shower and get ready for graduation. I had to be there by 8:30. Graduation didn't officially start until 9:30, but they wanted us there early so that we could be lined up before it started. I told my advisor in my room that I was 8 months pregnant and I wasn't sure how long I could sit in the hot gym. She told a lady over here and the lady came back and spoke with me and told me that after I was handed my empty folder (yeah the thing that holds the diploma...with no diploma in it...so they don't give the wrong one to the wrong person yadda yadda yadda) to continue to talk out of the gym and not go back to my seat. Sweet! I didn't have to stay for the whole thing. It was so hot in there.

We then came home and had lunch with my siblings and parents. The only one missing was Crick, but he was just here for the wedding and couldn't make it back so soon. We had our "Christmas" with them. Since there are 6 kids in my family, we have always done a rotation so that we didn't go broke buying for all 5 of our siblings. As we have gotten older and gotten married, you just do a family gift or something for the sibling you have. So we exchanged those gifts today and the grandkids opened their pajamas (usually they don't open those until Christmas Eve). They got to do it early because Mom and Dad are heading to Utah for Christmas on Tuesday to spend with Crick. They wanted to do Christmas with their Texas kids before they headed out.

We then headed off to Vidor to do Adam's family Chirstmas with all of his aunts and uncles. It was fun and even little Parker got a few gifts. How fun. We have just been going going going all day long and we are finally just sitting down and relaxing. I am about ready to head home though and go to bed. I have this stupid head cold still and it is driving me crazy. I think I have been through a whole box of tissues just in two or three says.

Well this probably doesn't make sense and I am just rambling now, so that's it. The end.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

It's Almost Here

Seeing all of my friends graduation pictures from this semester is making me excited more and more for mine. I have two tests left. One online and the other in class on Thursday and then on Saturday is the big day. I know that I've posted about this a lot, but it is really exciting for me because I hate school so much.

It has really taken a toll on Adam. Working full time, taking 13 hours, helping me with my 15 hours, anticipating a baby, he is exhausted all the time. There is never enough time in the day for him to get things done. He comes home and just wants to be a bum and sit around and do nothing. Some days I don't blame him. Especially after yesterday and last night. He had work from 8-5, then we both have class together from 5:30-8. Luckily we left school around 7:30 because we finished our project. A friend of mine then came over for us to help her on her statistics. She left around 12:30. We immediately went to bed. We were both so tired. Then at about 1:30 I heard chattering and the bed was shaking. I look over at Adam and the poor guy was in a ball with his teeth chattering. He was freezing and said he didn't feel good. He got up and changed into sweat pants (Adam can't sleep in long pants because he gets so hot sleeping so this is crazy for him). Our bed has our sheet, comforter, and the blanket that the guests at my wedding shower made for us on top of us. I put another blanket on top of him and tried to scoot close to him to give him body heat. He was sick half the night and had to get up a few times to visit the porcelain palace. Poor fella. We'll that's enough for tonight.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

4 Days

There are four more official days of the semester. I have three (maybe four) tests left and I am done. I have a statistics, history, and public speaking test left to go this week. If I do poory on the stats test I have to take the final to improve my grade. Right now without this test I have an 89.6 I think in the class.

My group project due Saturday was horrible. I finally received the paper at almost 4 o'clock. It was the worst paper I have ever read. It was as though 4 people wrote the same thing and just pasted it one after the other. It was so out of order and everything was repeated over and over. So one group member rewrote the paper for me and I got the final draft at 9 pm. I then had 3 hours to finish the power point. As I was uploading the paper and power point the time turned from 11:59 (the time it was due) to 12:00. It said that we uploaded everything, it just wasn't submitted. I emailed it to the professor and she said that we had 6 weeks to do it and she doesn't understand why we would wait until the last second to turn it in and she would accept it, but we were going to have points taken off our grade. That kinda makes me mad because all I was in charge of was the power point and every time I asked about the paper, how it was coming, do I need to help, they said that we had until midnight to turn the paper and power point in and they were fine. So apparently they thought I could whip out a power point in like 2 seconds over a paper. Not possible. Lame....I hate group projects.

Only 4 days left and I am done! Yippee!

Friday, December 12, 2008

One Big Happy Family

So here are a few family photos from Kari's wedding. The one's at the temple aren't very good because Mom and Justins glasses are the "lexus" lenses and they change in the sun so they are the only ones wearing sunglasses. Lame.
Claire, Sarah, Kevin, Kimberly, Adam, Caryn, Tucker, Justin, Matt, Kari, Mom, Hunter, Dad, Taylor, Crick, Meredith, Court and Janelle
Sarah, Kevin, Kimberly, Tucker, Adam, Matt, Kari, Claire, Court, Hunter, Mom, Janelle, Taylor, Caryn, Dad, Meredith, Justin, Crick
Sarah, Kevin, Kimberly, Tucker, Adam, Matt, Kari, Claire, Court, Hunter, Mom, Janelle, Taylor, Dad, Meredith, Caryn, Justin, Crick, Grumps, Grammer

Homework! Oh, Homework!

Homework! Oh, homework!
I hate you! You stink!
I wish I could wash you
away in the sink.
If only a bomb
would explode you to bits.
Homework! Oh, homework!
You're giving me fits.

I'd rather take baths
with a man-eating shark,
or wrestle a lion
alone in the dark,
eat spinach and liver,
pet ten porcupines,
then tackle the homework
my teacher assigns.

Homework! Oh, homework!
You're last on my list.
I simply can't see
why you even exist.
If you just disappeared
it would tickle me pink.
Homework! Oh, homework!
I hate you! You stink!

Thank you Jack Prelutsky for clearly describing how I feel about homework. Especially last night. A friend came over and we worked on homework together from 6:15 or so until just after 10:30. She left and went home to continue and I worked on it more until after midnight. I have been on the same stupid Statistics lesson since about 9:30 last night or so and it keeps telling me I'm not scoring high enough because I round when it doesn't want me to and don't round when it wants me to. How the freak am I supposed to know when to round and when not to round? We still have lots to do and we are running out of time to do it.

Fri Dec 12 - Kim's Discussions 14-16 Due - Hist 11:30 pm

Sat Dec 13 - Kim's Group Project Due - Marketing 11:59 pm

Sat Dec 13 - Adam might be helping a family friend finish building their shed

Sun Dec 14 - Adam and I were asked to help Caryn with her Sharing Time for Primary so Lufkin here we come

Mon Dec 15 - Kim's Homework and Tests Due - Statistics
Assignments: 7.2 (the dumb one that I still can't finish because appariently I don't know how to round), 7.3, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 10.4, A.5, A.6
Test 1 Due by 8:00 am - Chapters 1-4
Test 2 Due by 11:59 pm - Chapters 7, 8, 10
Final Due by who knows when

Mon Dec 15 - Adam's Final Due - Game Design 11:59 pm

Wed Dec 17 - Adams' Project 9 Due - Web Design 11:30

Wed Dec 17 - Adam's Quiz 14 Due - Web Design 11:30 pm

Wed Dec 17 - Kim's History Final Due - 11:30 pm

Thurs Dec 18 - Kim's Final For Public Speaking 100 questions over a book he has only lectured about twice

Final for Web Design - Adam's - Due sometime next week

Homework for Adam's "special class" (you will have to ask Adam why its his special class-lucky guy) - due sometime next week

Saturday Dec 20 - 9:30 Graduation
- 12:00 Lunch with my family
- 12:00 Adam's family Christmas (I think we are going to be a little late)

Do you think we have enough to do? I am feeling very overwhelmed and stressed and I don't think I can get it all done, but I better get going and quit blogging so I can work on stuff and get it done.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

It Snowed in Nederland Texas

So if you read my previous post, you will see that they said it was going to snow. Who really believes the weather people anyways right. It's just some crazy prediction right? WRONG. I woke up this morning to shower and get ready for my group presentation and looked out the window and saw white. Everywhere (well except the cement). I left Idaho, Snow, Cold, Ice, to be warm and cozy during the winter. I am fine with the temperatures in the 50s and 60s, but the 30s and snow down here is a little ridiculous.

Do you see the snow covering the ground and roof of this house and the snow still under my windshield wipers?Mom's neighbors made these cute snowmen before they left for school. Crazy that there was enough snow to get two decent sized (well decent in the fact that you can actually see it from the road or across the street) snowmen built.
Look how pretty the field is.
Adam's car after he had started it and cleaned the windshield. He started mine early too and cleaned my windshield. What a sweet husband I have.
We even had snow on our steps. Adam kinda cleared it off this morning by going out and starting our cars, he wouldn't let me walk down the steps without holding on to the top and to him because there aren't side rails and he didn't want me to fall. He even said that when I was done with school I couldn't go straight home because he was scared the ice/snow would still be on the steps and he wouldn't be home to help me get back inside. (You think it's just cause I'm pregnant? Or because he is that sweet to me? He is that sweet to me...he would have done it no matter what.)
This is just to the right of our porch and the pretty snow.
Adam's car before he uncovered it.

School still has a good amount of snow on the ground. Although it is pretty and fun to look at, it is not fun to drive in when you live in an area that gets no snow and no real ice and people aren't used to driving in it. Luckily, living in Idaho, I have driven in it and know what it's like and it wasn't too bad. The roads weren't really icy at all...just all the overpasses.


Our group project went fairly well. He loved our booklet. He got on to me for not breathing and slowing down, but I was having a hard time breathing this morning while I was talking. It isn't easy to speak for 5 minutes straight non-stop sharing your stomach with someone else. We called my cousin Mike for tips and he was great in giving us feedback because part of it had to do with breaking the law, etc and he is an attorney, so we got stars for that. He was excited that we quoted the Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission and the laws and all that. So our hat's off to you Michael Shane! We get to turn in our critiques on each other and you better believe that the kid that did nothing is not going to get a good score. He finally emailed his part of the packet at 6:45 only an hour and forty five minutes after it was printed and bound and all he sent were websites. No writing of any sort and we told him the day before that we needed everything before we met yesterday at 1 so I could have the complete booklet for the group to see before the final print. So there was not a total rough draft at the meeting, he didn't show up at the meeting, and didn't do anything. I'm still pretty bitter about it, but I am moving on to my next group project that is due on Saturday. The rest of the group wrote the paper and I just have to do a powerpoint on it. That should be easy enough right?

Well this is stinking long enough!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Oh the Weather Outside is Frightful

Can I just tell everyone that yesterday it was in the mid 70's and today it has been freezing all day. And the below paragraph is what the weather is supposed to be like tonight. Are you kidding me? Snow and Sleet in Southeast Texas when it was in the 70's yesterday? Come on. Give me a break. It is hard to bundle up when most of your maternity clothes consists of short sleeve shirts and capris. Craziness I tell you...Craziness


nt_chancesnow

Tonight
Rain likely...a chance of snow and sleet in the evening...then rain...snow likely and a chance of sleet after midnight. Snow and sleet accumulation up to 1 inch. Lows in the lower 30s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph inland...northwest 15 to 25 mph coast. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

We don't have central heat just little space heaters, so it looks as though I may be heading to mom's house. However, when I called to inform her of that, she said that its Kari, Matt and her at home and Dad is out of town so the heater isn't coming on. SHE IS CRAZY SOMETIMES! Dad Hurry Home so that mom doesn't freeze us out.

Winter Weather Advisory in effect from midnight tonight to 9 am CST Thursday...
My Hometown, TX
36.6 °F / 2.6 °C
Overcast
at 4:06 PM CST



Doctors and Projects

I went to the doctor today and I am 34 weeks and 1 day. He said everything is looking and Parker's heart rate is also good. Around 38 or 38 1/2 weeks we are going to start talking inducing if he hasn't arrived yet because they don't want me to go past my due date at all. That's kind of exciting. I have 6 weeks left til my due date. I am getting pretty excited.

I just wanted to say that I am so glad that I am almost done with school. I hate group projects. I don't understand why all professors think that they are amazing and fun because they aren't. There are always 1 or 2 people that do the entire project while the rest of the group just sits there to look pretty. If you miss class for three weeks and then start showing back up, I don't think that you should get much of a say in a project that is due the following week. It isn't fair to the rest of the group for that one person to come in and try to change everything. We have to include the person though so you ask this person at a group meeting to email you the information they have been supposed to gather since day one that night and when they don't do it? So they haven't really done anything. Do they deserve an A on the project like the rest of the group? Do they deserve a B? C? D? F? If they don't show up on the presentation day and do his part of the "speech" I really think they deserve an F right? But what does everyone else think? Am I being to harsh?

Monday, December 8, 2008

School is Almost Over

So this is it. My last full week of school. Grades are due the morning of the 19th and I walk the morning of the 20th. All I have left:

A group project for Public Speaking Due Thursday
A group project for my Marketing class Due Saturday
Statistics homework and two tests Due by Monday
A History Final and Two short essays Due Sometime This Week and Next
A Public Speaking Final next week

You think I can get it all done? I am stressed, tired, and ready for it to be over. And to be honest I just remembered aout the two short essays...

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Just a Quick Thought

I just wanted to post a quick thought before I attempt to head off into dreamland. Kevin and Sarah's baby came early (I can't remember how early) and Court and Janelle's baby was early too. I am not sure which but I think one of them was 4 or 5 weeks early. If I keep that family tradition going, I could be having a kid next week. Isn't that crazy. That doesn't give us much time. I have too much school and stuff going on. I hope Parker doesn't make his appearance this early, but I am excited to see him and can't wait to have him here.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Random

So the crib magically appeared back on our registry this afternoon...what are the odds of that happening...so now I have the cherry one on there that we really really want and the coffee one on there just in case something mysterious happens to the cherry one

Annoyed

I meant to talk about this earlier but I forgot...

We went to babysrus and target to register a long time ago for all the fun things we want for little Parker. We found a crib that we liked, it was expensive, but we liked it. My mother in law then found a cute crib and the name of it was Parker so we looked online and it was at babysrus too. We wanted it in cherry because Adam likes darker wood better, yadda yadda yadda. So we registered for it. Last night my father in law called to tell us he couldn't find it on the registry. Are you kidding me? Did it get deleted some how?

So I went home and checked and it is completely gone off their website. They still have the dresser and changing table in cherry but not the crib and the crib is the only thing I really wanted. So we registered for the coffee color I think instead. It is still cute, but I really wanted the cherry. We found new bedding on babysrus too that we like. I left the original one on there that I still like a lot. So if you go look at our registry see if you can guess which one Adam likes better and which one I like better.

So I have decided that I post on my blog for myself to get things of my chest, to rant, to rave, to express my emotions (happy, sad, excited, frustrated). I suppose I feel this way because no one really reads my blog anyways right? So it is just a blog for me.

I am so ready for school to be over with. I have a quiz and journal/discussion thing due this weekend. A major group project due Thursday, a major group project due next Saturday, an editing project due the next Monday, Statistics due in there somewhere (and lots of it), and I have 2 finals. One in history and one in my speech class and then I am done. Can you believe it? Only 5 years after I graduated from high school. It's pretty amazing. I hate that it took me forever, but it is because I took a semester off at two different times for a break. I probably wouldn't have gone back if it hadn't been for my parents. They push us so hard and always have. I think I did it for fear of disappointing them.

I am also ready for my little bundle of joy to join our family. I have six 1/2 weeks left until my due date and I am so excited. I have always loved my nieces and nephews and love when they call and ask me if I can go over or when they can come stay with me. Lately I have been too busy for visitors and so has Adam. He says he doesn't want them to spend the night because last time they did, they both ended up in our little queen bed with us. They always slept in my bed when I was single so I guess now they think it is what they get to do. It's fine by me, but Adam doesn't sleep well when they do and then he hates having to wake up early. I am definitely ready for them to come visit me again though.

Well I am done with my lil blog for today. I should be doing homework, but it's too cold and I just want to stay bundled up.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

My Christmas Wish List

So here is my Christmas Wish List. Everything is freaking expensive this year, but it is stuff I really want/"need".

-A Chi Straightener (w/gift receipt so when it breaks I only have to pay $15 to fix it. If you get it on ebay, you have to pay like $30 or $40)
-A digital Camera (a must have before the baby comes so that I can capture precious moments in his life and send pictures to all my friends)
-My glider and ottoman (in my baby registry on jcp.com in the chestnut color) (This could be a baby gift or a Christmas gift. I'm going to have to have a way to rock lil Parker to sleep right? Yes!)
-A MacBook Pro (I love Adam's work one and my computer is lame!)
-Money for a new wardrobe for after little Parker is born. (I am hoping since I have only gained 7 lbs with him that I can work out after he is born and get skinnier than my pre-pregnancy clothes)

That's pretty much it. I'm not counting on any of it actually, but a girl can wish/dream/hope right?!?

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

It's like the good ol' days

Monday night Adam and I went out to dinner with some of my friends that I "grew up" with. They didn't go to my high school (them living 30 minutes away), but we hung out all the time. It wasn't very often people saw one of us without the other two. We had some fun times. So Maren and her husband, Ryan, Amanda and her husband, Kyle, Kari and her husband Matt and me and Adam had a good time. I haven't laughed that hard in a long time and they made fun of me a few times since I am so pregnant that I was going to laugh so hard I'd wet my pants since Parker likes to sit on my bladder. Luckily that didn't happen. We are going to get together again real soon I hope. We haven't done anything in a long time and it was definitely something I really needed. A night out on the town with friends and not worrying about school, etc.

Doctor Update

I went to the doctor this morning. I had a stress test. Not the normal kind of stress test. They put a monitor on me for the baby's heart and then put a monitor on me for my contractions. Everything was fine. I told him I didn't feel good about the baby's weight and he said it's okay because he is only in the top 85th percentile and not the 95th percentile. He said if he was in the 95th percentile, then we would start discussing options. I have to start going every week to have the test and starting at 37 weeks, I get to go twice a week. So we'll see how it goes. I am 33 weeks so only a few more to go.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Oh I just can't wait to be stress-free

Well school related stress free anyways. I have four class days of my speech class left and 2 class days of my editing class left. Only 18 days until I graduate I think. I am getting pretty excited. The editing class hasn't been to bad because Adam is actually in the class with me and he has been my partner for all the editing projects. My speech class is starting to majorly stress me out again...

We have to do interviews on Thursday (to save time we are interviewing him as a group or something I dunno. It's kinda confusing). Tuesday we start presenting our group project which is a restaurant and we have to talk about our budget and I have no idea what else because we haven't seen an example of it yet. So we have to compile a bunch of things into a booklet and we don't really know what it is supposed to look like or anything. I am kinda upset about that because I feel like I am going into this major project only knowing that it is a major part of our grade.

I still have lots of statistics homework to go, but I am working on it slowly (but surely) and am ready to have it done. I wish I hadn't have put it off to the last minute because it is sooo time consuming. But I am a procrastinator and I suppose that is what I do best.

I go to the doctor tomorrow. I'm going to ask him how he feels about Parker's weight to see what he wants to do about it. Maybe induce me a few weeks early or maybe and early c-section or perhaps he will say it is still way to soon to decide. When in fact I am 33 weeks and he originally said he didn't want me to go before 38 weeks but not a day after 40 weeks. So if he induces me two weeks early because he is already so big, he might be born on the 6th. That'll be fun right?

Monday, December 1, 2008

Can you Believe it?

I have been meaning to post about this for a while but I keep forgetting. I was driving down the road one day minding my own business (Kari that is for you) when I looked to the right of me and this is what I saw...I had to do a double take to make sure I was reading the sign right. Regular Unleaded Gas $1.66 I haven't seen a price like that in years. It only cost 20 bucks to fill my tank instead of 35. Adam and I were so excited. Maybe the price of diapers will go down too so that everything can be cheap for us. I probably should start stocking up because we only have 7 weeks to go. Kinda crazy that we are already this far along. Considering that we found out at 5 weeks.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

To do, To do, To do

It feels as though our lives haven't slowed down at all. I feel like I have so much to do and no time to do it in. But how is that possible since I don't have a job and only go up to campus 3 times a week? Our Calendar keeps filling up with the holidays coming and graduation and the baby coming.

Today
Adam is helping his Grandma move

December 3
Kim has a Drs Apt

December 15
Kim has tons of assignments for Statistics Due

December 17
Kim should have another Drs Apt

December 18
Finals for both of us

December 20
Kimberly graduates
Adam's family Christmas Party
Kim's Family Lunch or Dinner or Get Together of some sort

My blood glucose levels have been doing pretty well. I have some high numbers (130, 145) but for the most part they have still been in the normal range which is a good thing. If my sugars are too much out of control, the baby will continue to grow. His head and torso are already a month a head of what they are supposed to be. Maybe the doctor will suggest inducing me early or doing an early c-section since he is already so big. I am still convinced he is just like his dad because he sleeps so much...I feel him move maybe 5 total different times a day. Within those five times he usually moves a lot, but he is definitely his father's child. Big head, long torso, sleeps a lot. I guess we'll see what happens.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Full Full Full

I am sooo full. I ate way to much today. I cheated and ate a bite of Adam's cheesecake, I ate a bite of his oreo pie, and I ate a few pieces of toffee. We ate at two and I just checked my sugar again and it's 130. AHHH that is sooo high. Usually it's only that high after my dinner. Not after lunch. I just took my dinner insulin though and only ate a little bit. So hopefully it will go down before I have to check it again at bedtime. Adam is taking a nap, but I feel a walk or the wii fit coming on soon. Probably the wii fit if it is cold outside since I am in capris and flip flops. It was hot in mom's house with the oven and everything going on. Good thing I only have 8 weeks left right?

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Craziness

Kari and Matt are home. It was so fun to see them. Caryn, her three kids, Kari, Matt, Adam and I went to the movie tonight to see Madagascar 2. There was no real point to the movie at all but there were some funny parts. Hunter liked it so I suppose that is all that matters right?!? If the kids enjoy it then it's good. Christopher, Mom and Dad were bums and stayed home. It would have been so fun to have all of us there together. Oh well. We came home and the kids put on their pjs and they were all ready to go to sleep. We had prayer and mom read a few books to them and Taylor fell asleep fast after the books were done. Hunter and Tucker were laying down to go to bed when we left to come home.

Thanks Caryn for coming to spend the evening with me. I hope you had fun!!!!!

I had my ultrasound today to check on the baby. His head and stomach are a month bigger than the are supposed to be. He is measuring in at 5 lbs and 11 oz and I still have 8 weeks to go. I know it's not the exact weight and that it is just an estimate, but I am still freaking out. Mom had 6 kids all over 10 lbs and I am not looking forward to that. Meredith and Claire were little as in close to the size that they are saying our little baby is. Adam said he has a big head already because Adam has a big head and it is just the genetics from the Haynes side or whatever. I don't think I can handle this lovely pregnancy anymore. The diabetes is going well. Still giving myself shots 4 times a day. I can't wait to be done. I just hope our lil baby is healthy. (Yes he is still a boy.)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Crazy!!!

Can I just tell you all that I have been going crazy since yesterday. I usually have people to talk to and hang out with during the day (namely Kari and Matt). But with them on their honeymoon, it's been only me at home all day all alone with nothing to do but homework. How lame is that. I have no life. She texted me last night and I texted her back and told her I was lonely without her and to have fun but to hurry home. She responded "lol okay see ya". Hopefully they are having fun. They went and saw Twilight yesterday and I think they were going to the temple today. Caryn is supposed to come over tomorrow so I'll have someone to hang with tomorrow. I also have an ultrasound tomorrow. They want to see how big the baby is due to the gestational diabetes. I'll keep you posted.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Kari's Wedding

We had a wonderful time at the temple on Saturday for Kari and Matt's sealing. The room was full of friends and family. This was the first time that Mom and Dad and all six of their kids were in the temple together because Crick couldn't make it down for her endowment session. We all sat in a row (well except Kari...she was across from us), but it was nice to be there with our spouses and the whole family. I was fortunate because Adam's parents were there too. It was neat to be there with my family and my in-laws. The McCallons are kinda like my in-laws too because they are Adam's second parents. The reception was nice and lots of people showed up. I went home and was in bed by 10 or 10:30 with my feet propped up on a pillow because my legs and feet were swollen and killing me.

Here are some pictures from the big day. Jen has hundred's more but I haven't gotten to see those yet so I couldn't post any of the professional pics on here. They are pics from Mom's camera (that Adam had the whole time taking pictures) and Janelle's camera. Enjoy!
Hannah (Heather and Shane's Lil Girl) didn't want to be in any pictures.
Kari's two roommates from BYU came down to be at the reception. They stayed at our house Saturday night and I was so sore and tired that all I did was make their beds, show them the bathroom and the clean towels, the food, told them to help themselves and to come get me if they needed anything. I didn't hear them leave this morning until I heard the front door shut. SORRY GIRLS!
Can you tell Mom was having fun? Adam told me I had to put this one on here because he said it is his favorite one of Mom.
Heather, Matt, Kari and Megan (Matt's two sisters)
The groom's cake (Matt loves penguins...can you tell? They were brownies...I was good and didn't even try one bite!)
The brides cakes...the middle on on the right is rice krispie treats (did I miss spell that?) The rest were white cake (I didn't even take one bite of these either!)
Christopher, Kevin, Kari, Court, Caryn and Me (Jen has all the good pics on her camera (the professonal I should say...Adam and Janelle took all these and they turned out good, put Jen was posing us and Adam and Janelle were standing off to the side so that's why we are never looking at the camera)
Do you think Kari was a little excited?
Megan (Matt's sis), Will (her boyfriend), Caleb (Matt's bro), Suzy (Matt's Mom), David (Matt's Dad), Kari, Matt, Jacob (Matt's bro), Heather (Matt's sis), Hannah (Matt's niece), Shane (Matt's bro-in-law)
It was hard getting all of Kari's nieces and nephews to cooperate during these pictures. Meredith was not happy, Hunter and Taylor wanted to be wandering around, Tucker wanted to be dancing or making weird poses, and Claire wouldn't look at the camera at times and sometimes wanted her mom. Hopefully Jen got some good ones.

Kari and Matt
Kari's two roommates taught Kari how to wink last semester. I had no clue she couldn't wink. They taught her how to wink with her mouth open and so that is the only way she can wink. If we ask her to wink with her mouth shut, she can't do it. It is sooo funny.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Adeventure

Well, we are in Houston. It is like 6:30 or so Saturday morning. I have been up since five. I tossed and turned all night because of this bed I think and because I was hot. I didn't really cover up all night and every time I flipped over or rolled over, my whole body ached. Maybe because I have a huge belly to flip and turn. I got a huge charlie horse in my calf in the middle of the night. Luckily Adam kinda rubbed it for me and it mostly went away. My leg is still kinda shaky.

The drive up here wasn't too bad. We left about 3:45 or so and didn't hit too much traffic. It mostly flowed, unless there was a super slow car in front of us and you couldn't pass them. The invisible car only almost got hit 3 times. I have never used my horn so much. It was making me mad. People just own the roads here I suppose and I'm just the out of towner.

Dinner was amazing. It was a good hamburger and there were quite a few of us there. After dinner we ran to the mall (luckily it was in the same parking lot) to get Kari a shirt to wear home from the temple. She forgot to pack one. Silly Kari. I found an Old Navy right away and grabbed her a 10 dollar shirt that's cute enough for her to wear again! YAY! We then found a movie theater close by and went and saw TWILIGHT. I liked it. They made Edwards jumping look really fake, but it was a good movie. We got back to the hotel around 12:15 or so and I took my insulin and headed to bed. I was tired.

This morning my leg still hurts, my neck hurts, my back hurts, I'm tired, and my stomach is killing me. It's not nerves or anything like that. Why would I be nervous? It's just in pain. Hopefully we'll go get breakfast soon so I can feed this kid something. Maybe that's what's wrong. I better get going because I need to leave in 45 minutes or so and I still have to dry my hair, straighten my hair, put on makeup, put my dress on, etc, etc, etc. I'll post their cute pictures soon!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Baby Update

I went to the doctor this morning. I have officially gained 11 lbs the 32 weeks I have been pregnant. He measured my stomach this morning and said it's measuring at 32. Parker's heart rate sounded like a galloping horse. I have an ultrasound on Wednesday and I go back the next Wednesday (December 3) for a stress test for the baby. He said it's just to monitor the heart rate and all that jazz. It's getting close. I am so excited.

We leave in a little bit to head to Houston for Kari's Wedding. I am so happy for her. Matt has moved all of his stuff completely out of our house. It is so crazy that we have an empty room again. Her roommates are staying at our house tomorrow night and we drive them to the airport Sunday morning at like 6 am. They better appreciate us!! hehe j/k

Kari's Wedding is at 8 am so I have to get up early tomorrow too. Craziness. We'll I'll either blog tonight at the hotel after we all eat together or I'll blog and post pictures tomorrow or Sunday.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Goodbye Speech

I stayed up late last night with Adam working on my speech. He helped do a lot of it. Then I read through it out loud a few times to get the hang of it. I was in bed around midnight and fell asleep about 12:30 or 1:00. I got up at 6:20 to shower and that is not enough sleep for me. I am so tired, but today was the first day for people in our class to do our persuasive speech. I kinda wanted to get it over with, but kinda didn't want to give it at all. When you get to class you just sign up on the board and no one wanted to sign up haha, but luckily we all kinda walked up at the same time and I signed up for the last spot (I got +10 for going today). It was on abortion (a topic given to me by the professor so I got +10). My stomach was in knots during everyone else's speeches. It hurt and it was hard to breathe. I was pushing down on my stomach to kinda release the pressure, but it wasn't working. After we give our speeches he verbally critiques us. He told me that he knew I was breathing for two but that I needed to not take such long breath breaks. My bangs fell in my face a lot, I spoke a little fast, I didn't speak loud enough at first, etc. But when all was said and done, I got an A!! (yeah so I did get 20 extra points, but hey whatever you can get.) He told me my outline was the best outline he had seen and wanted to keep it to show future classes if it was okay with me. Sure keep it. I don't need it anymore. I graduate in December. It's on Adam's computer. I'll be fine. So thanks Adam for "helping" me create such an amazing outline for my class!


I also spent the day with Kari getting things ready for the wedding on Saturday. We went to Vidor to see Grammer (Mom's mom) and had lunch with her and our cousin. Kari had her eyebrows waxed, then we headed to the church to help mom decorate (I wasn't much help). Then we headed to the mall to find her a jacket to wear over the dress she is going to wear to the temple because it is supposed to be cold on Saturday, find Adam and Justin a green tie, find Taylor black shoes, get nylons (to hide my white legs...we'll see how long I last in them with my big ol' gut...I would just wear knee highs, but my skirt for the temple and dress for the reception is knee length and wouldn't cover it up.) We found her a cute necklace to wear and then headed to walmart to get milk and bread for me since I'm on my special lil diet. I eat cheerios like every day and a sandwich for lunch...so we go through milk and bread like no other. We are back at home and I am so tired I could crash. Twilight is sold out for tonight and I'm bummed. Oh well...Life goes on...

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

To Do List

Here is our family's to do list (you think our lives can get any crazier?):

November 19
Kimberly has a drs apt

November 20
Kimberly's persuasive speech due
Help decorate for Kari's reception

November 21
Kimberly has another drs apt
Help get food ready for Kari's reception
Drive to Houston for the sealing the next morning
Family dinner with Kari's family and her new in-laws

November 22
Kari's Sealing
Kari's Reception

November 23
Take Kari's friends back to Houston to Airport

November 26
Kimberly has an ultrasound

November 27
Thanksgiving with the fam

November 28
Adam helps friends build a shed

November 29
Adam might still be building a shed (depends how much gets done on Friday)

November 30
Caryn and Janelle sing at church for Christmas Program (Possible trip to Lufkin for that)

December ?
More drs apts
Homework
Finals

December 20
Kimberly graduates
Adam's family Christmas Party
Possibly my family Christmas Party

Our life is pretty crazy these days...maybe it will slow down when the baby comes!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Life

Things have been going well for us. Adam has been helping my parents remodel so that Kari and Matt have a place to stay for a few months. With Hurricane Ike, there are not many apartments available with people being out of their homes and the ones that are empty and available they jacked the prices way up. So with her just graduating and him with probably a year and a half left or so, they are staying with Mom and Dad to save up to afford the much expensive apartments. Adam and Matt have been painting and putting down flooring and putting up trim, etc. It has been really crazy around there and they are running out of time with the wedding on Saturday.

Saturday evening we went to Lufkin to stay with Caryn's family. We hadn't seen the kids in a while and wanted to visit. Hunter and Taylor also had their primary presentation at church on Sunday so we stayed and went to that. They were so cute singing songs about Christ and telling their parts.

We have both been busy with homework (I have a lot of Statistics to do...I guess I should get started on that). I go to the diabetes doctor tomorrow to turn in my numbers to show him how I have been doing. I have had maybe 4 or 5 numbers in two and a half weeks that were higher (as in 123, 120, 116, 153) than my normals (89, 90, 99). The 153 was last night and it's because I cheated and ate popcorn. Adam went and rented a movie for me to watch while he did his homework. I didn't eat much of the popcorn, but apparently I ate enough to matter. I go to my ob/gyn on Friday for my checkup to see how that is going and then next Wednesday (the day before Thanksgiving) I have another ultrasound to check on the baby and see how big he is getting. People with gestational diabetes tend to have bigger babies apparently and with my family history of big babies, I am a little worried.

I am still giving myself shots 4 times a day. Some hurt worse than others. I have a few bruises from the needles here and there, but what can you do?

I have to give another speech on Thursday. I am not looking forward to it. The nerves are already kicking in. It's a persuasive speech on abortion. I am totally against it. If you don't want a baby then don't do the deed and if you are crazy and do it anyways and get pregnant, the baby should be put up for adoption because there are people out there that want kids that can't have kids. So hopefully I will do well in my speech.

Well, that's that in a nut shell.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Hair

So I didn't go as blonde as the last picture. I do have blonde and red in it now and love it. I was a bit worried about the baby, but we'll see what happens. I needed a new do for Kari's wedding and I love this one.The picture doesn't do it justice because I don't have a fancy digital camera yet...I am supposed to get one from Christmas, so we'll see.

Baby Haynes

So my little sister is working at Channel 4 News and the weather guy there, Dana Melancon, is one of her buds. His son's name is Dana Parker and just turned one. Kari told him yesterday that we were about 95% sure (again sorry Chris and Lindsay) that we were going to name our little boy Parker. Well Dana said if we name him Dana Parker, that he would be at all of his birthday parties dressed up doing magic tricks, pulling bunnies out of hats, etc. Isn't that so cool. I feel pretty loved. I told Kari to ask him next time he's there if we name him Parker Dana instead if he would do the same...Or even just Parker!!! We'll see.

I'll let you know what I decide about my hair. I think I'm gonna go for it, but I may change my mind when it comes down to it.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Dilemma

So I am going to get my hair done tomorrow for Kari's wedding next week. I haven't decided if I want to leave it all brown or if I should put blonde high lights in it. I am kinda leaning towards putting blonde in it but I don't know. I'm just going to trim it up a bit but I just don't know what to do with the color. I did this cut and color in April and kinda want to do it again but I'm not sure. What does everyone think? My appointment is tomorrow at eleven...Adam and I really like the color, but I'm kinda wondering if I should leave my hair dark brown. My hair isn't very long either so it would be a little shorter version of these three pictures... HELP...I need opinions asap

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I really love that Adam...

- "helps" me with my homework
- tells me to take naps
- sits there quietly while I read
- lets me take his laptop from him so I can check my email and blogs
- takes out the trash so I don't have to
- helps me clean up around the house
- lets me go to bed whenever I want
- helps me fold the laundry
- puts his own laundry away
- puts his shoes away so I don't trip on them
- stayed with me at the Hospital as long as he could
- stays with me when I'm sick (within reason--he doesn't skip work or church or anything but doesn't go out without me)
- goes and gets medicine for me when I am sick
- comforts me when I'm having a hormonal (only happening cause I'm pregnant) breakdown
- lets me go see my sister's family and brother's family when I want
- stays at my parents house as long as I want to
- gets excited when he can actually see Baby Haynes kicking me
- gets up right when he has sat down if I ask him for something (drink, food, etc.)
- turns the tv down way low so I can't hear it as I try to sleep
- treats me as an equal
- has started playing his guitar again (he's just been too busy I suppose)
- is creative enough to have designed our wedding announcements so we wouldn't have to pay out the nose for them
- lets me buy things when I want
- lets me listen to my kind of music in the car (for the most part)
- lets me pick what we watch
- defends me when someone is rude or talks down to me
- respects me and my opinion
- hears me out when we disagree
- hugs me right when he walks through the door
- has finally agreed that we are not naming our little boy batman and that he will not wear a batman outfit on the way home from the hospital (not really but I can dream right?)
- calls me by lunchtime every day to check on me if he hasn't heard from me
- calls me on his way home to see if I need something
- freezes at night when I am burning up
- can give me blessings when I need them
- can take me to the temple
- makes me laugh
- makes me smile

Believe it or Not

I made dinner again tonight. I mean really made it. I didn't make him a sandwich, put a pizza in the oven, give him a bowl for cereal, ask him to take me out, or tell him to pick something up on the way home. I made chicken enchiladas and salsa. It was sooo good. I called and had him pick up some of the stuff to make it on the way home. One of which was tortillas. He is so amazing. He knows that because of the gestational diabetes I have to watch my carbs...He found tortillas that were low carbs. (I'm allowed 4 carbs at dinner - 15 carbs a piece so it's hard to find things sometimes that I can eat.) He is the best guy in the world. I love him so much and can't wait until he gets home from church so we can have a nice relaxing evening (well until I decide I'm tired and want to go to bed.)

Amazingly Enough...

I just finished Book 4

Annoyances

These are a few things that have been annoying me lately...

- Cars pulling out in front of me
- Cars not going because they are lighting their cigarettes
- Getting asked the same questions over and over
- Not getting paid for my time at work because someone deleted my hours
- Work calling me while I'm in the hospital and when I said I'll call back when I get out, didn't listen and called several more times
- Book 4 :)
- Having to give myself shots
- Having to plan on when we run to get food somewhere because of my insulin
- School (I have another speech coming up)
- Time passing by so slowly
- Being at home all day every day (if I go shopping I'll want to buy and can't afford it)
- My blood sugar being higher than normal
- Adam being stressed about not having enough time in the day to get things done (he has so much to do with work, school, church, service, etc that he feels like he never gets to just relax and enjoy life)
- Not knowing exactly when Baby Haynes is going to come (doc hopes no shorter than 38 weeks but not a day after 40 weeks)
- Not knowing what to get Adam for Christmas and feeling like I can't get him anything because we are poor

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Book Update

I only have about 300 pages or so to go in book 4. I can't say that I like this one very much. It's kinda weird. I dunno. I definitely prefer Edward to Jacob though. Jacob is kinda annoying in book 4. I am just not glued to this one like I was the first three. What is the deal?

Monday, November 10, 2008

Busy Busy Busy

So for the past week, I haven't done much around my house due to the fact that my older sister got me sucked in to the lovely Twilight Books. All I did was sit around and read read read. I finished each book in about 3 days or less. You could tell my house had been neglected though. I have tried to stay busy today and not just read book 4.

So far today I have:

-swept all the floors
-cleaned the bathroom
-washed the towels
-folded the towels and put them away
-washed my sheets (now in the dryer)
-done all the other laundry (not quite put away yet but I'm working on it)

The list isn't very long, but I have felt a little successful. I have class in an hour and a half and am not wanting to go, but it's a must. I started book 4 today in between all the cleaning and have made it to page 270 or so. Hopefully tomorrow I can get the rest of the things around the house done.

Well...

It has officially one week with this whole giving myself shots of insulin 2-4 (usually 4) times a day. Not eating sweets. Watching my carbs. I can say that I have been a week without sweets and junk food though (mostly). After Kari's endowment session, we went to a deli to eat and I was good. I got a turkey sandwich and a salad. Didn't drink a soda. I cheated though and got a lemonade, but when it was time for a refill, I got water. I was so thirsty. I suppose it is because I hadn't really drank anything all day. After we finished, dad ordered two pieces of pie with ice cream and one brownie for the ten of us to share. Most of us were soo full that it was more than enough to take a bite and pass it around. I took two bites of the brownie (I guess I'm not as strong as you Jacquie) and it was sooo good. I stopped at that though and didn't eat anymore and I didn't eat the pie with the ice cream and whipped topping (I did feed some whipped topping to Meredith and she loved it. Court was right there watching so I suppose it was approved hehe.) My blood sugars were a little high (for me 114 was the highest) that night and yesterday, but that's because I was pretty much sitting all day (2 hours there in a car, sitting in the temple, sitting at dinner, 2 hours home). They haven't really gone down that much yet. But yesterday was Sunday and I took it as a lazy day and after church, I took a nap. So no real movement there either. Hopefully today with me walking around a lot and trying to get lots done, I'll be back to normal.

Kari's session was supposed to start at two, and most of us were there waiting and ready, but our Lufkin siblings (Caryn, Court and Janelle) hadn't made it yet. You are supposed to be in your seat at 2 and you can't walk in late. So we called and they were two miles away but by the time they made it through traffic, they wouldn't get there until 2:15 or so. We all wanted to be together as a family, so luckily they allowed us to participate in the 3 o'clock session instead. What an amazing experience. Hard to believe in less than two weeks we will be back for her to get married. This is a picture of the temple we were at for her endowment session and we'll go back for her sealing!

Friday, November 7, 2008

It's a Miracle!

I hate reading books. Totally despise them. Never read them in school. Skimmed through them and then tested on them sort of thing. I am here to tell you that I have read three full books (over 300 pages) since Thursday, October 30. It is totally amazing. I have been reading the Twilight series. I finished the third one today (of course I got nothing done all day, but that's beside the point.) I only have one left. Book number 4. I am so proud of myself that I have actually been reading something. I just wanted to share the miracle with everyone else.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Shots

So giving myself shots 2-4 times a day hasn't been to bad so far. It is only day three, but I have gotten used to it. My sugars have been in the normal range too! So that means its working for now. I go to see the endocrinologist on the 19, my obgyn on the 21, and an ultrasound on the 26. It is pretty crazy that I have an ultrasound the day before thanksgiving. Doctors, Doctors. For someone who hates doctors, I surely have seen them a lot lately.

Kari gets her endowments Saturday! We are so excited for her and Matt. They get married in the temple on the 22. It is so exciting! I'll post pictures soon!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Home at Last

Well....Let's see. My dietitian came in at four o'clock yesterday and was going over things with me. I was supposed to order my food at 4:30, she didn't leave until almost 5 and then freaked out when she asked me if I had ordered my food yet and I told her no. Well hello, if you are sitting there talking my ear off, how do you want me to order my food? So I got chicken, corn, salad, mashed potatoes, and apples. My meal arrived at 5:30 or so and they were out of my insulin so I had wait. I didn't get my insulin until around 6. Are you kidding me? Come on Now. My food was cold and so mom went and put it in the micro. It was nasty. The chicken was still pretty red close to the bone so I didn't eat that part. The dressing for the salad was disgusting. The corn had weird seasoning in it. The potatoes were weird. The apples were good though.

At 6:45 they took me down to labor and delivery to check on the baby (finally...they hadn't checked the baby all day.) The nurse said that I was having contractions. I didn't feel anything at all, but she called my doctor and gave me a shot of something. I went back to the room and read more of the book. I couldn't sleep. I was up every hour it seemed. Every time the door opened (just the nurse checking on me) I would wake up and it would take me forever to go back to sleep. UGH. Poor Adam, all they had in my room were two rocking chairs. Matt and Kari brought him up an air mattress, sheets, blanket, and pillow for him to sleep on. He said he didn't sleep very good either. I don't blame him.

They came and got me at like 5:30 or so this morning to check on the baby again. The contractions weren't showing up, so they were gone. I went back to the room and got back in bed and Adam laid on his lil bed for a little while and then he had to leave to go home and get ready for work. I was then there all alone and it was only 7 o'clock in the morning. I called and ordered my breakfast (it takes a while to get to you so you have to order it early). I got an omelet with cheese, onions, and green peppers, a bowl of oatmeal and a piece of toast. It arrived at 7:30 and I called and told the nurses station that I needed to check my sugar and take my insulin. They finally showed up at 8:20 to give it to me. The oatmeal was disgusting. No taste, no flavor, barely warm. They didn't send up butter for my toast so I got to eat that dry. The omelet was okay but they were sure strong onions.

My OB/GYN came in and checked on me and said as far as he was concerened I could go home but it was up to the endocrinologist. He told me he would see me in the morning at my normal appointment or if I hadn't been released yet, he would be back in the morning to check on me. Then the dietitian came back in and went over a few more things with me. She left and my endocrin came in and said he wanted to see me in his office in two weeks and that I could go home. They released me about an hour to hour and a half later...

We dropped off my scrpts at the pharmacy and I went back two hours later to get them. They had done nothing with them yet becasue our insurance started on Saturday and they hadn't switched it over. Lucky me. I sat there for 30 minutes waiting for them to call the insurance and verify, yadda yadda yadda. The lady then told me the insurance wouldn't cover anything. I started to cry. I couldn't believe it. I'm pregnat with gestational diabetes and your not going to help me pay for it? Are you crazy. Well the pharmacist came over and my hormones got to me and I started to tear up. He told me it was okay and they explained that the insurance would cover my insulin and the needles, just not the glucometer and test strips for it. I felt better about that and dad has the one at home I need anyways. I just needed more test strips for it. The pharmacist went and got me a box that had been opened but the seal hadn't been broken yet and told me to just take them. I said no let me pay you for them and he said don't worry about it. Sweet. The needles for the insulin was free so all I had to pay was a deductible for each thing of insulin (2 different bottles I have to take).

Well that's that in a nut shell. I'm going to take a nap. I'm beat.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Greetings

Can you believe it? The hospital actually has wifi so we can check our email and post to the blog!!! Pretty exciting when you have nothing better to do. We got here at 7 am to register and give our insurance info etc. They checked my temp and my blood pressure 113 over 66 I think it was...I'm not totally sure. She didn't tell me and I couldn't really see the thing cause it was at an angle. My temp was 97 something. Which is normal for my fam. They brought me breakfast at around 9:30 or 10...delicious (not) scrambled eggs, 1 slice of bacon (it was gross), 1 piece of toast (the bottom was a lil burnt), a nice cup of coffee (thanks I appreciate it but I don't drink coffee) and an 8 oz thing of milk. At 12:15 they checked my blood sugar and I was at 104. I got three units of insulin because it was over 80 (luckily it was under 110 because at 110 I would have to get five units). The dietitian came in and helped me figure out what to order for lunch and said she would be back to go over things with me. I ate a turkey lettuce tomato cheese sandwich with an orange. I was full after the sandwich but they said I had to eat all my food so I slowly at the orange hoping the sandwich would soon digest to make room!

My Endocrinologist then came in to talk to me. He was very nice and polite and didn't say much. Just that tonight I have to give myself the shot and he would be back tomorrow to talk to me. My OB/GYN came to check on me as well. He told me that with my numbers, he thinks I had diabetes before I got pregnant. Not good. He talked to me a few minutes and then headed out the door. My dietitian came back and when over with me things I can eat and what I should order for dinner. I have to order dinner at 4:30 so that I will get it by 5:30. The kitchen shuts down at six or something. So we'll see how dinner goes. Then they came in and told me that they needed blood work from me. AHHH not another needle. I did fine though and here we are at only four o'clock. It is so boring. I think we may go wander the hospital because my doc said to make sure I get up and walk around. So that's that in a nut shell. More reports later. (No bed for Adam to sleep in tonight. He said he may bring a cot up here haha)

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Anxiety

The nerves and anxiety have started to kick in. A girl in our ward told me about what goes on today at the hospital for this kind of thing. She works in that department. They have you meet with a nutritionist and a dietitian so that you can eat right and they check your blood sugar constantly. You don't even have to wear a nasty hospital gown!! That's exciting. But things still have me nervous and emotional. I'm not quite sure what it is but, I feel as though I could cry at any second. Then Adam would ask what's wrong and I feel there is nothing really wrong. There is nothing ever really wrong. I'm just very emotional and hormonal right?

I did finally read the first of the Twilight books. I started it two weeks ago at my doctor's appointment and finished chapter one, then I read all the rest of it this past Wednesday. Adam told me to put it down to do my homework, but I couldn't. I read chapters 2-21 that day and finished the book. Anyone that knows me knows that I hate reading with a passion. I never read in school I would read tidbits here and there, but never a whole book. I just couldn't get interested in them. I borrowed the second one from a good friend of Kari's. Well she's my friend too, but through Kari I suppose. So I'll have something good and productive to do at the hospital while I am sitting there doing nothing. (I hope your proud Caryn!)

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween

Everyone knows that Adam wants to name Baby Haynes Batman. Last night I showed him a picture of Ashna (a family friend) and how cute it was that she dressed her tummy up like a jack-o-lantern for Halloween since he hasn't had her baby yet to actually dress up. Adam thought it was a great idea and found a picture like the one below.



He printed it out, cut around the oval and taped it to my stomach and said the baby is batman. Adam just wants the kid in kindergarten to walk up to his teacher or other kids and with a very straight face say "I am batman!" He can be a little ridiculous.

So the nerves haven't kicked in yet for Monday, but you can sure bet that by tomorrow night or possibly earlier I'll start getting nervous. I was nervous for my gallbladder surgery. I remember when Grammer (mom's mom) paid me to go to the doctor without crying. If I wouldn't cry she would give me money....I cried a lot of the time. I am a wuss when it comes to pain. I don't do it...I don't like it. That's why I think I was freaking out after my surgery when the nurse wanted me to get up and go to the bathroom before I left. They wouldn't let me have anything to eat or drink. Mom forced a spoonful of crappy soup down my throat...and I told her not to give me anymore. She tried it and said it was bad. They even turned off my IV. How could I go to the restroom without fluids in me? Hello talk about hard. I didn't want to get up because I didn't have to go and didn't want to cause myself pain. So then I puked all over the bathroom (I couldn't get low enough to the toilet just having surgery and all) that the nurse was fortunate enough to clean up. Lucky her huh. I don't do anything that would inflict pain on myself. Adam knows I don't take pain well. So I'll post and let you know how it goes...I'll tell Adam to post and tell you how it really went so you may have to check both our blogs.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Doctor Update

Well after talking to the doctor's office, the specialist is the only one down here that has jurisdictions at the same hospital my ob/gyn does. My doctor said that it was ultimately up to me which endocrinologist I choose, but if I use a different one and end up at a hospital, they couldn't come down here to nederland/pt arthur and he couldn't go up to beaumont. I love my doctor. He is very straight forward and answers any and all questions I have.

After many tears have been shed of not knowing what to do, reading the scriptures, saying our prayers and Adam and Matt giving me a blessing, we have decided that we want my doctors to be able to see me at the hospital and not just some random doctor that I've never met. (Course if my doctor's aren't on call that weekend I understand it might happen anyways...but my chances are better.) We are going to head to the hospital Monday morning and we'll see what happens.

I know people may have doubts and concerns for us and our little family, but we feel that we need to do this for the safety of me and the baby. We appreciate the thoughts and concerns. We have taken everyone's opinions into consideration and I think that is why I have been in tears so much is because I feel torn in several different directions. I feel I need to listen to this person or do what this other person says, but when it all comes down to it, our little family talked about all the different directions we could go and the things we've heard and taken it into consideration. We then prayed about them and we feel this is the best thing for us right now.

I am going to have to miss class, but it's worth it to make sure the baby and me will be okay. Wish us luck and keep us in your prayers. We'll update you next week when get home and let you all know what's going on.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Results are In...

The doctor called and said that my three hour glucose test came back abnormal. They want me to see a specialist that wants me to be admitted to the hospital Monday at 7 am and stay for two days. Hospital? Are you kidding me... I am going to call the doctor back in the morning to see if there are any other options or a different specialist I can see. I don't want to miss two classes...I will if I have to but I don't want to. I hate the idea of hospitals and needles and doctors. So we'll see what the doctor says tomorrow. Wish me luck.

so...

say a little prayer for us...

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Cats!

So ever since I can remember my mom has made us Cat Cookies. She makes sugar cookies and puts a peppermint patty on the cookie for the body and then two chocolate chips makes up the head and one makes up the tail. She sets the chips on there and lets them get melty and then uses a toothpick to form the head and tail. Here are some pictures...

This is her forming the head on one of the cookies. The bottom cookie hasn't been formed yet.
This is her working on the other cookie. You can see the cat on the one she just finished.

This is the finished product.

Don't they look good??

That's that in a nut shell.