Saturday, April 29, 2006


baby has hiccups again. :)
he's gotta get worn out from that sometimes!

romping around

having dinner here at moms. pizza kits for pepperoni pizza and we have a quick and easy dinner!
mom kept the youngest three for me while C and I went up to check out the Toyota van. it sure was nice, but no go on getting it. it'll be at least another year. no biggie, we figured as much. but I at least got to see how the 8 seater sits and what kind of room is in it. I really like it and would like that to be the next vehicle we get.
we also stopped at B&N to see what was on special. they had extra discounts for teachers so we found a couple of farm books for the boys and C found a spy kit and a baseball book.
I wore my new 'baby on board' shirt today and got 2 compliments! both after hearing how much longer I had. the sales lady told me I "wear pg well' and another lady at the dealer got so tickled and said I "look so cute!" its so odd hearing compliments at this point, usually people are gasping and wondering how I'm walking.

I'm tired again today. Gavin has gotten in a habit of waking me when he gets up (usually about 7) and 'pssting' me to ask for poptarts or cereal bars til I wake up. he needs to quit that!!!! I'll be locking him in his room after the baby gets here! (hard to do when there's no locks on their doors LOL ). now watch, he's done this all week (well, he usually does this every day) and tomorrow being sunday and when we have to get up earlier, they'll ALL sleep late! little boogers.

Friday, April 28, 2006

friday stuff

*yawn* so tired. Fridays wear me out! we had some good finds today though! my mom got me some new shirts for $1 each at the last yard sale we stopped at! that just tickles me cause I've only got about 3 shirts that fit nicely (short sleeved), everything else is very very baggy on me. I dont wanna look bigger than I am! LOL! pics of the new shirts are in the flickr stream!
got a lot more things I didnt take pics of. found 5 new shirts for K and one short outfit (.50 each), 2 shirts for C (.25 each), a new swimming mask for the kids (.25), shorts for K (.25), 4 power ranger motorcycles and a fire engine for the young boys (.50 each), burp towel for baby w/ frogs and turtles on it (.25), a Barbie Pegasus horse for K (.50) and a water babies Pooh outfit for K-she found a tigger outfit last week ;) (.25)... hmmm, I guess that's about it. probably something I missed. getting stuff washed up now so I can wear my new shirts this weekend! ^_^
we had lunch at McDs with Papaw on his lunch break so the kids loved that. then when we were done yard saling, we went to walmart. that place just wears me out!
while there the Toyota dealer called and said they'd gotten in an 8 seater Sienna, so I'm going to try to go up and check it out tomorrow while mom watches the kids. probably wont be able to get it at this point, but I can drive it to see how I like it and the seating arrangements on it. (and dream and wish LOL! )

and mom agreed that I should get my bag packed. LOl!

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

33wk dr appt

had a good dr. appt.  gained 1 lb for an 11 lb gain (by the dr office), BP was 100/56 (as low as its been the whole pg) and baby's fundal height is 32cm. dr. guesstimated him at 4.5 lbs right now, so right on average.  I like hearing all that!
course we still have just over 6 weeks of growing to do, so baby could well be H's size or better (just hoping not Canaan's size) cause H was measuring the same at this point, so we'll have to keep an eye on him.
In position as well, which I'm very glad of!
Dr. P did make notes on my chart about fast labors when my water breaks. LOL! I dont mind those fast labors at all, as long as I'm at the hospital for a catcher! LOL!
didnt sleep well last night, so all tired today. called mom after I got home so I could take a nap before getting the kids and got about an hours rest when she called and said Hunter had had an accident. seems he was being his hard-headed self and wouldnt listen about not running behind the big tree swing while Katlyn was swinging. so he got a good thwack on the side of the head that really had her stressin.
he seems to be fine, a little red place on his cheek from some small busted blood vessels, but otherwise fine. he says it doesnt hurt, only the back side where he landed on the ground.  told her I guess he blocked out the first thump. that kid gets into more scrapes than another other of mine. you'd never know it though cause Gavin looks like he's been boxing! he's got a little black eye under the right eye-he has no idea how he got it, a long scratch on his left cheek from one of the cats, a pinpoint scratch on each nostril (looks like he's got earring studs in his nose on both sides LOL ) and a big scab under his nose just over his lip where he sucks on his lip for whatever reason. Lord, that child looks rough.
over here at mom's now. we may stay for dinner. she's got a good country dinner going on: beans, taters, pot roast and all the fixins.  sounds real good to me!!
oh, I'm on 2 week visits now, my next is on May 10th I think, then again 2 weeks after that, then I'll be on one weekers!

Sunday, April 23, 2006

ouch and ouch!

I hurt my back today. it was my fault though, we were at John and Tasha's, trying to watch a movie (while dh and C were at ball practice) and the two small boys kept running wild. so I picked both up and put them on the couch. not good. G is about 50 lbs and H is about 40 lbs so my back has been hurting since. silly silly silly of me!

officially 33 weeks today!!!!!! I'm feeling huge! little one has been doing this stretching thing the past couple of days that has me worried! LOL! either he's really sprouted or he's gotten into a different position cause DANG if it doesnt hurt!!!! he pushes his legs out my left side and his butt out the right and it hit this nerve that's tender going down my right side. it actually makes me gasp and "ouch!" whenever he does it. (did it during sunday school this morning )
I'm finally keeping some weight on again. up to 176.5 here at home, been there for a few days now, so I figure it'll stick. been fluctuating between 174-176 for quite a while now, so guess its about time.

Friday, April 21, 2006

belly pics updated

33 week belly pic is added in to the others!
Baby doesn't really take up much room. I'm feeling good so far that he'll be an average size fella and not one to rearrange my innards like a couple of his brothers did.
my belly is still measuring 43" at the largest point, no change from a couple weeks ago when I first measured. But I've only gone up 7 1/2" from the beginning of the pregnancy (believe it or not LOL) so I'm not worried.
Baby is certainly an active little thing. I think he'll love stretching his legs when he gets out, he sure tries his best right now out my left side. I bet he'll be rubbing his head a lot too. I can constantly feel him doing that. :)

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

waterslide pics

click on the pic to go into the flickr stream and see the others. :) this is a 'hillbilly waterslide'! sprinkler set up at the swing set slide. woohoo!!

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Easter fun update!

Happy Resurrection Jesus (thank you!) and a beautiful day to all!

got a ton of pics to share from this afternoon. will post those in a sec. Church was good, really enjoyed it! I even had some words of wisdom given to me (the spirit gave them to the sunday school teacher to give me-along with other people who had words given). which was really cool, cause it was totally on the mark in something I could understand.
they went like this
1. Your best is yet to come
2. I'll give you wisdom to pass on to your children
3. I'll not change the course I've called you to

now, these are significant to me because I've been having many doubts lately about if I'm a good homeschool mom. (the usual, 'do I do enough', 'how long will I do this', 'is it the best thing', etc...) now, the teacher today does NOT know that I homeschool nor did I say a thing about any of it, its all just been on my heart and mind for a while. so to have those words spoken to me really say a lot and give me a refreshment. so awesome the way God does that!

for service, the group my mom sings with did a special song, His Life For Mine. My mom had put together a video presentation to sing along with the song on the overheads with footage from The Passion and man, it was SO good! everyone was riveted on the screens, just so touching with such beautiful music.

oh, another great thing, Hunter finally got a quiet seat prize at sunday school!!! its been a few months since that happened! LOL!!

we went to my moms after church and started dinner. Dad and the kids got there about an hour later and dh was right behind them. dinner was great, grilled chicken, burgers and hotdogs with mashed taters, corn, baked beans, chips and salad. *yum yum!* mom also fixed banana pudding. hehe!

after the food settled a bit, we sent the kids down to the creek with papaw so we could hide the eggs (over 200 of them!). the kids had a blast to say the least! they all made out with money, some more than others. LOL!
gavin found $22
Hunter found $14
Katlyn found $13
Canaan found $12
the other kids (Anthony and Hayley) also found $, but I cant remember how much). the rest was in CANDY so yes, we are plenty stocked on chocolate for a while! LOL! oh, some real eggs too that mom and I did.

so it was a blast. my brother and SIL came over after the egg hunt and brought Tyson (mini-pincher) and he entertained everyone. he learned how to slide down the slide by himself (so funny!) and the kids got pushed and twirled on the big tree swing. they are surely very worn out tonight!

totally not spoiled!

If you have over 40, you are spoiled.

Do you have:
(1) your own cell phone
(2) a television in your bedroom
() an iPod
(3) a photo printer
(4) your own phone line (I guess our home phone is like that)
( ) TiVo or a generic digital video recorder
( ) high-speed internet access (i.e., not dialup) Not that I'd not LOVE it!
( )a surround sound system in bedroom
( ) DVD player in bedroom
(5) at least a hundred DVDs
(6) a childfree bathroom (I USED TO! and will again!)well, its our master bath, but the kids do tend to snag it when they can. LOL!
( ) your own in-house office
( ) a pool
( ) a guest house
( ) a game room
(7) a queen-size bed or larger
( ) a stocked bar (not yet)
(8) a working dishwasher
(9) an icemaker
(10) working washer and dryer
( ) more than 20 pairs of shoes
( ) at least ten things from a designer store
( ) expensive sunglasses
( ) framed original art (not lithographs or prints)
( ) Egyptian cotton sheets or towels
( ) a multi-speed bike
( ) a gym membership
(11) large exercise equipment at home (treadmill)
( ) your own set of golf clubs
( ) a pool table
( ) a tennis court
( ) local access to a lake, large pond, or the sea
( ) your own pair of skis
( ) enough camping gear for a weekend trip in an isolated area
( ) a boat
( ) a jet ski
( ) a neighborhood committee membership
( ) a beach house or a vacation house/cabin
( ) wealthy family members
(12) two or more family cars
(13) a walk-in closets or pantry
(14) a yard (love it too!)
( ) a hammock (wish I did!)
( ) a personal trainer
(15) good credit (well, last check it was )
( ) expensive jewelry
( ) a designer bag that required being on a waiting list to get
( ) at least $100 cash in your possession right now
(16) more than two credit cards bearing your name
( ) a stock portfolio
( ) a passport
( ) a horse
( ) a trust fund (either for you or created by you)
( ) private medical insurance
() a college degree, and no outstanding student loans Do you:
( ) shop for non-needed items for yourself (like clothes, jewelry, electronics) at least once a week
( ) do your regular grocery shopping at high-end or specialty stores
( ) pay someone else to clean your house, do dishes, or launder your clothes (not counting dry-cleaning)
( ) go on weekend mini-vacations
( ) send dinners back with every flaw
(17) wear perfume or cologne (not body spray)
( ) regularly get your hair styled or nails done in a salon (get hair cut and colored and brows waxed)
( ) have a job but don't need the money OR
( ) stay at home with little financial sacrifice
( ) pay someone else to cook your meals
( ) pay someone else to watch your children or walk your dogs?
( ) regularly pay someone else to drive you taxis
( ) expect a gift after you fight with your partner

Are you:
( ) an only child
( ) married/partnered to a wealthy person
( ) baffled/surprised when you don't get your way

Have you:
( ) been on a cruise
( ) traveled out of the country
(18) met a celebrity
() been to the Caribbean
( ) been to Europe
( ) been to Hawaii
( ) been to New York
( ) eaten at the space needle in Seattle
( ) been to the Mall of America
( ) been on the Eiffel tower in Paris
() been on the Statue of Liberty in New York
(19) moved more than three times because you wanted to
( ) dined with local political figures
() been to both the Atlantic coast and the Pacific coast

Did you:
( ) go to another country for your honeymoon
( ) hire a professional photographer for your wedding or party
( ) take riding or swimming lessons as a child
( ) attend private school
( ) have a Sweet 16 birthday party thrown for you

geez, I need some pampering! :

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Easter fun

there are a ton of pics from Easter in the flickr stream. just click right in and you can see them all. way too many to post them all here. LOL! the kids had a blast, got money in prize eggs (enough so they ALL want to go get "Wal-Mart stuff" and candy to keep us hyped up for months. :)

Thursday, April 13, 2006


I'm gonna be so dang tired today. Woke up at 6:30 and couldn't get back to sleep.  went to bed at midnight too, which was actually a bit early since dh has been out of town. oh well, maybe I can sneak a nap in. thinking of going to my moms if she's not up to anything today. either when the kids get school done or just take it over with us. depends on how tired I am.

I had the funkiest dreams! one was of an older Japanese man who shot all the passengers on an airplane and was then calmly reading the paper. got to stay away from the pizza after 7pm!! :

nuttin much else. its to be in the 80's today! too bad I don't have a hammock or I'd sleep outside.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

the night

the homeschool meeting was fun, the kids had a blast and got nice and dirty at the park,of course. hehe! we filled up on sandwiches and chips and Hunter got (take that as 'snuck') plenty of sweets, so I hope he can sleep tonight! LOL!

I was asked how much longer I had tonight and they were impressed that I've only got about 9 weeks! told me I look great! that made me feel SO good cause usually by this time everyone is telling me how HUGE I am and feel sorry for me.
I've had some harsh braxtons tonight. dang things are making it hard to walk through them without hunching over. :P a couple of cramps too, nothing that worries me though. ;)

Monday, April 10, 2006

same and different


had a thought today of putting down some of the differences/similarities of my different pgs. :) I love going back to read in my journals to see what was going through my head or going on with my body at the same stage I am now.


so, here goes:

pg #5 yet-to-be-named

-braxtons are tolerable most days

-very rare cramping, but round ligament pains suck eggs!

-pelvic pain is much worse if I've been laying on a firm surface or in the same position for a long time.

-baby is very active, can feel his feet rubbing across my belly.

-belly button is pooched out at night only across the top, so not really popped yet.

-baby is measuring a week behind to right on time.

-dropped 2 lbs at my appt last week

-cervix is softened, yet no dilation. (which is a good thing! LOL)

-baby is not engaged

-I weigh 176

-no sciatic pain, carpal tunnel, numb fingers or other oddball stuff going on. (loudly knocking on wood here!!! )


pg #4 Hunter

-had terrible pg carpal tunnel that kept me in a splint on my right hand and made it dang hard to type! LOL! my left was effected too, just not as bad as the right one.

-at 32 weeks, found he was a tranverse breech baby.

-had a lot of cramping around this time that sent me to the dr for a cervical check, JIC.

-so many braxtons that the top of my tummy felt bruised from the activity. also racked with backaches.

-dropped 3 lbs at my dr. check (remember I dropped 2 at my last appt this time, and I dropped a few at the same point with Gavin)

-still no name at this time (boy, does THAT sound familiar!!)

-Hunter was measuring ahead at 32 cm when I was 30 weeks.

-I was 187 lbs

-baby is definitely not engaged

-my skin felt very itchy all the time


pg #3 Gavin

- had placental abruption at 12 weeks, thought for sure we'd lost our baby.

-during my later 2nd tri, C and K contracted 5ths disease and freaked me out.

-BP ran a smidge higher than normal (one entry had it at 132/88).

-Gavin measured about a week ahead when my belly was measured.

-my belly button was pooching out at this point.

-I was 188 lbs

-didnt take the 3 hr glucose. ;)

-baby is not engaged


pg #2 Katlyn

-she's VERY active and my belly button is just starting to pooch

-I was 186 lbs (the previous dr appt entry had me up 3 lbs, so I also lost weight at this point with her)

-had a 2nd u/s to confirm size (and got another gender shot)

-braxtons were "driving me crazy and I've been crampy a little in my pelvis area"

-she's head down and engaged


pg#1 Canaan

-no dilation or softening yet

-my legs get tired very easy from carrying this 'canonball' in my belly ( LOL )

-average about 20 braxtons a day

-the middle finger of my right hand was numb for about the last 8+ weeks.

-sciatic pain was kicking my butt (literally)

-"my belly's getting heavy. I think I need a harness to hold it up."  ( LOL )

-had a baby shower during my last week of work

-We have a solid name!

-head is lowering into the birth canal... OW my puddy!

-dr.s estimated weight by palpatating my belly was 6.14 lbs (geez, and they didnt think he'd be big at birth???)

-no dilation

-I weighed 190.5 lbs


Saturday, April 08, 2006

infant seat

got the babies carseat yesterday! winnie the pooh!

storm damage

we are all safe and sound! watching the news again this morning to see the updates of the areas hit hard. there was so much damage, but all my family/friends were protected in one way or another. thank you God!
The Gallatin area I was talking about turned out to be the same area that Robert has been working in the past week! but yesterday he was moved from that job and moved into Nashville! the tornado took out whole affluent subdivisions, huge gas stations, huge car dealerships and everything. huge mess! my OB and hospital are on the west side of all that happened. Gavin's eye dr is closer to that area though, so I'm hoping they all made it ok.
My sister works/lives in the area of Hendersonville/Goodlettesville that was hit. My mom no longer works down there now and it was south of where Kimmy was. it hit close to my neice Courtney's school, but not at it. Kimmy's house wasnt hit, but her SIL (who lives in a subdivision behind her) had the streets behind her hit very hard and they'll be w/o power for at least a week. Kimmy's SIL will be staying with her mom (Kimmy's MIL) til all is restored.
Kimmy's mom (adopted mom) was driving up through all this mess to pick up Courtney for the weekend, but was ahead of the bad storms by minutes.
the storms north of us were mainly to the northeast, not where my family lives (to the north and then directly east of us). so we are all safe!
the pictures are terrible and I feel so bad for all the people that lost everything, and there are a LOT of them out there.

I've gotta run in town today to cash an expense check for dh. he's going to IN this coming week (same place he was the other week).

I've not taken a belly pic yet, gotta get some makeup on first.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

pg mentioned- Gina's OB update

remembered I needed to send in an update. :)
Had my 30 week check up yesterday and all is well.
BP was 112/63
weight was -2 lbs (don't know how I lost that, guess from not eating breakfast first ;)
baby belly measures 29 cm, so right on track
Next appt is in 3 weeks again, then I go for a couple of 2 weekers then to one week visits.
I'm super excited for baby. I'm feeling rather great physically, just some pelvic pain and round ligaments and braxtons as expected. :)
I'm just eager for the next 9 weeks to go quickly so I can meet baby!
(and hopefully by then he'll have a name!)
#5 due in early June!

Sunday, April 02, 2006

newest pics!

we went to my sister's church today so she and mom could sing together. got some pics of all of us together while there.
in the back are Mom, me and Kimmy. front is Katlyn and my niece Courtney. :)
mom and her girls
mom and Kimmy practicing
this is Tyson, my brothers mini pincher!
cuddled in HIS blanket

Saturday, April 01, 2006

newest pics!

(click for bigger pics!)
30 week belly pic!!
spidey set
new baby blanket