Saturday, February 28, 2009

Adoption & Other Stuff

I want to mention (because I have not in a long time) Kevin and I still plan on adopting at least one child with Down Syndrome. We still want to adopt 2, but we have to wait and see how much I am able to handle with a little one at home and at that point I will know what I can handle on my own since Kevin will be working and it will be me caring for the children 90% of the time. My dear friend Kristy recently brought her 2nd child home (both have DS) and she is doing very well. However, I know she is very busy with them and doesn't have time for much else these days. She is a wonderful mother to them and loves them to pieces and it is because she is such a good mom that she doesn't have time for much else these days. I want to be the kind of mom she is. Her focus is on her children and their needs. In order to do that I need to not overwhelm myself. So, we will at least adopt one child with Down Syndrome (hoping for two). Just because the Lord has blessed us with our little Bug does not mean that we have forgotten about the needs of thousands of children with Special Needs. The Lord himself put Down Syndrome in my heart and there is a reason for it. With that being said, there are many families right now that are in the process of bringing home their own little Angels. Some have Down Syndrome, some have other special needs. In our crazy economy it is hard for a lot of them to finish coming up with the rest of their much needed funds to complete their adoptions. I know that all of us in one way or another are being affected by the economy as well. I ask that you keep the families in your prayers. There are many families who are doing fundraisers with lots of great give aways. I have already added one family to the sidebar. That is the Jones family. They are adopting 2 children, one has Down Syndrome and the other has FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome) The Jones family has many wonderful give aways on their blog (you can get there by clicking on the kids pictures in top right hand corner) I myself cannot wait to enter for the Ergo carrier, I think that would benefit me greatly with my little bug on the way. They have many other prizes as well, so check on them every so often as you never know what you may need that they are giving away!!

(If you are a family that is in the middle of an adoption or know someone who is and you leave me your blog address in the comments or send an email to me at I will mention your blog and what you are trying to accomplish in my blog posts to help in any way that I am able. You can send an email to me with specific details if you would like)

I have a Doctor appointment on Monday with my regular OB to check on my cervix and see how bug is doing. So, keep us in your prayers as well.


Friday, February 27, 2009

21 Absolutely Fantastic Weeks

Today my little bug is 21 weeks old. That means that for the last 21 weeks he has been very busy growing and learning more about his fingers, toes and mouth. He has learned to swallow and now tastes the amniotic fluid *yuck* During the last ultrasound when I found out that he was a "boy bug" he kept opening and closing his mouth. The nurse doing the U/S was laughing saying that he had a lot to say. If he is anything like his father, he will have tons to say when he is able, lol. He is a very active little boy and lets his mommy know he is there by kicking and moving quite often. I have to admit yesterday I was a little nervous because he was not as active as he usually is. However, he made for that last night when he was back in action. He still likes to ball up on one side but now the "ball" is a lot bigger and takes up more than just one side when he does it. Kevin talks to the baby every day and loves to feel him move and kick. He kicks even harder when daddy is talking to him and putting his hand on my stomach. I hope that they always have a wonderful relationship. Kevin's father passed away when he was 13 yrs old and he and Kevin were very close. Kevin wants to have a great relationship with his children as well. I believe Kevin will be a wonderful daddy. He is completely and totally in love with his son. He calls me several times during the day to ask how me and the baby are doing, he wants to hear about every kick and movement the baby makes. He then repeats all of this to the people he works with. By the time the baby comes they will probably be tired of hearing about it. However, I do have to say that anytime they see me they ask about the baby as well. The last couple of days I have not had any chocolate/sweets at all. Trying to get away from them and substitute bananas, grapes, oranges & apples instead. So far it is working :o) So, today I am celebrating 21 weeks that my little bug has been alive.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Loving Our Lord

Each and every day I find something that the Lord has blessed me with. Sometimes it is as simple as beautiful weather and a nice breeze. Sometimes it is looking into my husband's eyes and seeing total devotion and love. It is my family, my friends, my pets and my life in general. It is looking at my blog and knowing that there are people who have not known me long, yet they care about my son. I have learned that the Lord gives in his own time. I know that God had Kevin and I in his plan to be together. We are a perfect fit and it could only be God that made it this way. I know that I was meant to go through things in life to become who I am today. I have to admit that during all the hardships, I did not believe this and had a hard time believing it. Kevin as well went through many trials and tribulations but they made him who he is today. I know that all of you have experienced trials and tribulations and they have made you stronger as well. I look back on all my childless years and I know that for some reason God wanted those years to be childless. I know that my little bug is a true gift from God and that God loves me and also only wants what is best for me and everyone else as well. I remind myself all the time of what I do have and try not to think of what I do not have. Just some rambling thoughts today. I hope that all that read this also realize the blessings in their lives.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Sweet Tooth

I have never been one to really enjoy a lot of sweets. Well.... that has changed recently. I think I consume 1000 calories of chocolate a day. I know it is not good for me or little bug. I also do not know why I am on this kick. I have NEVER liked sweets all that much. So, in the morning I eat a breakfast taco & piece of fruit or oatmeal and fruit. For a snack I usually have a banana, apple or grapes and some cheezits. Then for lunch I eat soup or sandwich and more fruit. Then I start on the sweets... They do not stop until I go to bed. My ob nurse told me to start drinking ensure to gain some weight- I think the sweets are going to blow me up like a darn balloon, so I do not think I am going to add ensure to my diet. The baby is perfectly healthy, he is a little ahead of schedule in his growth & weight. Well..... Mom has lost 5 lbs. I have another appt on Monday and I think that by then the 5lbs will have returned. I have got to start eating better in the evening and leave the sweets alone. (almond joy & peanut m&m's are my weaknesses) Bug is moving around a lot and still likes to put his little feet in my back. Funny that I am happy about that- tells me he is strong and alive. I hope I have another ultrasound on Monday to see my little guy.

I sure do love my little bug


Sunday, February 22, 2009

Another Day

Today has been an interesting day. It started with me giving myself a shot of heparin this morning and hitting a vein. I have done this before on numerous occasions, however this vein was very stubborn and would not stop bleeding. So, after keeping it wrapped with shirt after shirt and the bleeding continuing, I called my mom who advised me to lay down and keep my leg way up above my head. Did that by laying on the couch with my leg up on the back of the couch. Bleeding stopped after a few minutes. So, started a load of whites to wash my shirts (used white ones because I always bleach whites and I knew they would be the most sanitary) Also wasn't feeling so hot so I did not make it to church today. My back is absolutely killing me today, I think it is because baby bug keeps putting his little feet there and pushing with all of his might. This baby is his daddy made all over. He is stubborn, mule headed, hard headed and any other description that describes someone who beats his own drum and authority does not matter to him AT ALL. I roll back and forth on the bed to try and dislodge little man and sometimes I am successful HOWEVER he gets right back in the same position within 5 minutes or less and continues his assault of my spine. I read that as of right now his eyes are not even open yet so he cannot "see" to get in his favorite position, just knows where it is I guess. I love feeling him move and love to see and feel his movements and kicks. Just wish he would kick/push towards the front and not the back. I am hoping that he finds a new favorite spot when he is gets bigger or I am in serious trouble, lol. My mom came over yesterday and cleaned my house for me. I know I probably sound the most lazy person in the world, however I am not supposed to do much of anything due to being such high risk. I still cook, clean what I can and do laundry but I cannot do things that cause strain or lots of bending/squatting or lifting. I did not ask my mom to come clean though. She just called me on Friday and said she was coming out Saturday morning to clean the house. I have to be honest when I say that having my house clean takes a lot of stress off of me. I HATE my house being dirty and it is hard to look at it and leave it alone. Poor Kevin works 7 days a week, so once he comes home I don't ask him to do anything because he is working his butt off. I am very blessed to have such a great husband. He loves ME, his love isn't dependent on what I can do for him, it isn't dependent on my looks or anything crazy like that. I was a LOT bigger when we got together than I am now. I am also blessed with a great, supportive family. I have a great church family and great friends so I have it made. Anyway, I have to go dinner is ready to come out of the oven. Have a great day!!!

Friday, February 20, 2009

20 Weeks Today!!

My little bug is 20 weeks today!! We are at the half way mark. Hard to believe we are already at 20 wks. Doesn't seem like it has been that long. Little bug is moving around regularly and we love to watch his kicks and movements. He loves to go to one side or the other and "ball" up. He doesn't seem to like the fact that his space is shrinking either. He loves to stretch out and sometimes that involves head or foot in my pelvis and the other in my back. I think this is his favorite "stretch out" spot because he gets there a lot. I will be very happy in June/July when we meet for the first time. He has so much love waiting for him from everyone in the family. My mom has already started buying him toys. I went to the post office Wednesday and there was a huge box waiting for me. I opened the box and it was a stuffed horse that a toddler rides on. I started laughing and so did Kevin. Kevin told the baby all about his horse that his Me maw bought him. My niece Julia keeps asking me if the baby is out yet, I tell her no and she wants to know why. Try explaining to a 3 yr old why the baby is not "out" yet. I tell her that the baby is not big enough, not strong enough, etc... She still wants to know "why" to all of these questions. Then she always asks how many babies there are in my belly. I tell her one and she wants to know why. She is in the "why" stage and has been for quite a while. She tells me that she is going to help change the baby and hold the baby in the hospital when he is born. Somehow I do not think she will help with diaper duty when she realizes what exactly is in the diaper, lol. I know she will hold the baby though. She is absolutely in love with her little cousin, she always runs to me and kisses the baby when she sees me and feels the baby in my belly. She will be a good cousin to him. Robert (my nephew) just wants to know why I am not having a girl and a boy. I tell him that God only decided to give us a boy for right now and that most of the time there is only one baby and not 2 or more. Anyway, I hope you all have a great day!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Baby's Antics

The baby is a very active & very funny little bug. I know that he moves constantly but I feel him more when I am laying down and being quiet. So, last night Kevin and I watched my belly for over an hour. Why? you ask. Well because it was moving all over the place. He was elbowing here, kicking there and then would just move to a different spot and do the same thing all over again. I could feel it and when we put our hands where he was kicking he would kick elsewhere. Kevin was laughing because every so often my stomach would be lopsided. He asked me why my stomach was lopsided and I told him to put his hand on the "higher" part and he would see why. The baby would ball himself up on one side. I am very happy that he is so active, it relieves my stress and my mind about his health. I just love him so much and I cannot fathom losing him as I have lost his siblings. He is a lot more active than his siblings ever were and I know this is because he is getting enough blood and oxygen due to the blood thinners I am on. I cannot believe he is so big, yet so small. I am totally and completely in love with him and he means everything to me. I have been writing to him in a journal every day and I hope that when he is old enough and reads it, he will know just how much we love him. He is our miracle, one we never thought would happen. So, today I will feel his kicks and movements and will thank God for every one of them.

Monday, February 16, 2009

The baby is a......


Baby's feet (see those sweet little toes)
Side profile

Baby facing u/s wand (looks really funny)

Another side view showing the umbilical cord as well
I went to my regular OB appt today and was referred to my high risk OB to double check my cervix. My regular OB thought that my cervix felt a little thin and possibly dilated 1 cm. So, with my heart racing (after it fell to my feet) My regular OB called my high risk Ob's office to get me in asap. I went straight from regular Ob's ofc to my high risk Ob's office. My high risk ob was not available but his partner was. I called Kevin and my mom to let them know what was going on (this was a regular appt and didn't have anyone with me) Of course everyone was worried. So, I get to my high risk ob's office and finally get to the back and the nurse does the first u/s to check on the baby himself. Baby looks great!! All 4 chambers of the heart looked great, lip looked great (no cleft palate that they can see) kidneys, lungs, spine, brain and stomach all look good. Baby is still growing a couple of days ahead of schedule. Heart beat is great and baby is very active. I found out the sex pretty quickly as the baby was not shy at all. Baby weighs about 12 ounces and is growing on target. I saw all of his fingers and toes and the umbilical cord looked great as did the placenta. So, then the Dr comes in and looks at the baby again and tells me baby looks great, then comes the stress builder/reliever. He used the trans vaginal u/s (for quite a while) and confirmed what regular ob told me that I have 3 cysts on my cervix then told me that the cervix is long and closed and looks good. Then came the dreaded physical inspection and he said he felt the cysts but that cervix appeared to be closed tight. So, I thanked God that the baby was okay and then called Kevin and my mom to let them know (my mom was on her way but didn't get there in time for the ultrasound) So, baby is a boy!!!!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Picture of Me today

So, today I decided to take a picture of myself in my around the house jumper that I like to wear. It is really baggy so I pushed it in so you can see my stomach. That is me 19 wks 2 days pregnant. Believe it or not that baby belly just appeared Thursday! It was literally overnight. I went from not showing at all (just had my usual fat tummy) to my little bug "showing" That is my dog Riley laying in the background. Also need to apologize for not wearing a bra. However, today is a very "sore" day, lol. So, how do I look?? Please do not say terrible,lol.

Valentine's Day & Baby

Last night we went out to dinner (more than an hour away) and ran out of gas on the way back (in the middle of nowhere) We both left our cell phones at home, so did not have a way of calling anyone. (we ran out of gas because the blazer said we had a half tank and it literally did not show the low fuel light until the blazer chugged and died) Anyway, a very nice lady stopped and we used her cell phone and long story short my step dad came and brought us gas, we then went straight to a gas station and filled up (now I know to watch the miles in the blazer until we get the sending unit replaced) So, thank you Mike for coming to our rescue!! So, we came home, let our dogs out and brought everyone in and fed them and went to bed. Kevin loves to "find the baby" and kept pushing on my stomach where he would feel the hardness of the uterus- so the baby moved it's little self and Kevin kept it up (btw, the baby was up all day yesterday pushing into my cervical area and my back, it was very painful and I was glad the baby had decided to sleep) So, the baby moves and next thing I feel is the hardest KICK the baby has ever done, it was so hard that Kevin's hand was displaced from my stomach. He looked absolutely shocked and asked "did you feel that?" of course I felt it, lol. I told Kevin to leave the baby alone he/she was finally going to sleep and wanted to be left alone. So, though running out of gas was not fun AT ALL, feeling that strong kick was more than worth the rest of the hassle. We sure do love our little bug!!!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

So, Kevin woke me up this morning with a single rose and a beautiful card. I am not one for lots of flowers (hate to see them all die) So, my husband knows me well and got a single rose like usual. The card is absolutely beautiful and brought tears to me eyes. Here is what is says...
Front Cover- My Wife, My once in a lifetime
A love like ours happens once in a lifetime. When I found you, you were a miracle to me, the one who was everything I had ever dreamed of, the one I thought existed only in my imagination. You are part of everything I think and do and feel, and with you by my side, I believe that anything is possible. You are and always will be, the love of my life.
Happy Valentine's Day
Then Kevin wrote the following..
Love you and the baby always, Kevin
I know it took him a long time to find this card, but he said that it was well worth it. I am very, very lucky to have him as my husband.
I love you very much dear and always will,
Love Christy
I hope you all have a wonderful Valentines Day and enjoy it with your loved ones. My mom sent me the following and I think today is a great day to put it on the blog....

The Young - To learn how to live.The Old - To know how to die.The Ignorant - For wisdom.The Learned - For humility.The Rich - For compassion.The Poor - For comfort.The Dreamer - For enchantment.The Practical - For counsel.The Weak - For strength.The Strong - For direction.The Haughty - For warning.The Humble - For exaltation.The Troubled - For peace.The Weary - For rest.The Doubting - For assurance.The Sinner - For salvation.The Christian - For guidance.-- Author Unknown

Friday, February 13, 2009

***19 Beautiful Weeks***

My little miracle is 19 wks today!! Anyone that does not really "know" me may not know just how much this baby means to me. It amazes me when I meet someone who is pregnant or has children and they only want to complain about their kids or being pregnant. There is something inside me that wants to scream "do you not know just how lucky you are?" "you have beautiful children that are alive and doing well" However, I know everything happens for a reason and God must have seen a reason in giving them the luxury of having their children. Oh well, enough about those "faceless"people. I am just happy that I am pregnant and am very excited about my little one being born in June/July. So, today I celebrate my "19wk" anniversary with my little baby bug.
Happy 19 weeks little one, we love you very much!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Almost 19 weeks!!

Well, tomorrow I will be 19 weeks pregnant!! Each day is such a miracle for us, our baby is growing a little ahead of schedule and that is a GREAT thing. I go to my regular OB on Monday 2/16 for a regular checkup and then next Friday 2/20 I have my anatomy scan & will be able to see my little bug again!! (also find out if my little bug is a "he" bug or a "she" bug, lol) More great news is that my blazer is running again!! The best part?? We did not have to replace the fuel pump!! So, we replaced all 3 O2 sensors and the fuel filter and the blazer is back on the road. So, instead of around $500.00 to fix, it was under $200.00!!!! That is a lot of prayer for you! So, my baby is growing wonderfully (have only felt him/her move 2 times and kicked me last Saturday 3 times right in a row in the same spot) Our bills are paid, we are fed, our pets are fed, our cars are both running and GOD IS GOOD!!! I am so very happy that all the above are all true statements. I still have to pay back my mom for the parts, but will do that soon. I am very blessed to have her as my mother because without her I do not know what I would do. She has been there through all of my pregnancy losses, the depression that went along with them, a shoulder to cry on and my own personal loan officer, lol. (do not think she will like that last statement) I do always pay her the money back that I borrow, but it is nice to know that if I am in a pickle that she will be there to help. So, all is good in our life and I hope all is good in yours. There are many blessings in the world. Sometimes it is hard for us to see how lucky and blessed we are on a day to day basis. I hope you will find the many ways in which you are blessed today as well.

& Little Bug Due 7/10/09

Sunday, February 8, 2009

More, More and More

First of all wonderful news. Kristy and her little girl are now home!! Thank you for your prayers for a safe uneventful trip for them- the prayers worked! Mom and Dasha are doing great and are HOME. After almost a year since we first saw Baby D, she is now home with her wonderful family!!! Though it is always a happy time when an orphan finds their forever family, it is even more special when you have been there and held that child in your arms. Mandy adopted Sweet Alex and has had him home for several months now. (her blog address is Lisa has brought home Victoria (now Katie), Lisa's blog is private- so will not give out her link. Soon, I am hoping that all the rest come home!! Though my heart breaks that Vlad & Ivanna will not be coming home to us, they will be coming home and that is a miracle! Also, Jody recently got back with her little girl who also has DS ( Joy has brought home one little boy (this time last year) named Caleb with Down Syndrome and is now in the process of bringing home another little boy as well. (her blog address There are many more but I cannot remember their blog addresses right off the top of my head. There are many people who are still trying to raise money to bring their little ones home as well, if any of you are reading and would like me to link to your blog- please leave a comment and I will do so. God works in mysterious ways and has made Kevin and I wait a number of years for a baby. We truly did not believe we would ever have a biological child due to my past pregnancy history and well, to be honest- it just wasn't happening. So, imagine our delighted (yet scared) surprise when it happened after we had given up that it would ever happen. When you have had a hard time getting pregnant, the first positive pregnancy test induces a "yeah right" response. I had to take 4 of them and then have it confirmed with a hcg test at the Dr's office before I believed it. If you want the honest to God truth, I didn't believe it until I saw my little bug at the first ultrasound- that was a scary day for me because here we all were (me, Kevin, My sister, my niece) waiting to see a baby on the screen, I was scared there would not be one and if there was it would not have a beating heart. So, yes, I cried like a baby when I saw our little bug there and cried even harder when we heard the heartbeat- they actually had to turn off the doppler because I was crying so hard that my stomach was shaking the doppler and making a horrible noise. My sister was crying just as hard and even tough man Kevin had tears running down his face (while squeezing my hand so hard that my hand was getting numb) My niece was the most sensible of us all, and asked the nurse if that was the baby and the nurse was telling her what parts were what- she was so very happy to see the baby on the screen. That was a very happy day for me. I was put on my heparin and baby aspirin therapy and so far, so good. I am now 18 weeks and 2 days pregnant. I felt my little bug kick 3 times last night (all in the same spot) I had my legs crossed and my leg pushed my stomach in some and I felt something "thump" me, so I sat very still and it happened again and then again just a few seconds later. I guess my little one was saying "okay mom, you are really invading my space here, wanna move that leg?" So, now I have felt my little one move 2 times and kick 3 times. I will be very happy when I feel him/her move and kick more often. Everyone always says "you won't want that once the baby is big enough to hurt" Well, what they do not know is that the "pain" will be welcome for me because it tells me that my baby is ALIVE. I have been very naughty in not attending church recently because I am not really supposed to drive right now due to dizzy spells and Kevin has been working 7 days a week so I haven't had a way there (my church is 45 minutes away) I live in the middle of nowhere and my closest church members do not go to church regularly and I do not want to ask them to take me and make them feel like they "have" to go just because of me. However, others at the church feel that would be a good thing because it would force them to go as well, lol. However, Sister Kramer came today and picked me up for church and then brought me home- I am about 20 minutes out of her way so I really appreciate her going out of her way to get me to church. I am LDS, so our church service is 3 hours long (sacrament meeting 1 hour, bible study 1 hour & relief society meeting (women only) 1 hour) Men attend a different meeting in the last hour. Have to admit I was exhausted by the time I got home and had to take a nice, long nap. My blazer is broke right now, I believe it needs a fuel pump and the O2 sensors replaced. I almost didn't make it home Friday evening. Kevin is having it towed to work tomorrow where he will diagnose it before we buy the parts. Price for a fuel pump? $359.38 Price for 2 02 sensors? $114.72. Those figures include tax.... So, I will be borrowing the money from my mom to pay for these parts because we just paid our mortgage and phone/tv bill as well. Let me also throw in there that my mom also paid for my heparin and syringes today as well so I owe her another $80.00. Yes, I am very thankful to my mom because without her I would not be able to get my car fixed and would not have had enough to cover my heparin and syringes. This is what happens when you go from 2 incomes to one for so long and still have high medical bills/co pays/deductibles to pay. However, now that Kevin is working 7 days a week we will (should) be caught up by the end of this month. Well, I should say that we hope to be caught up because if one of our vehicles break again we will be back in the hole. Both of our cars are now paid off (very thankful for that) However, along with paid off, means no warranty and since they are both out of warranty it seems that they love to break down. However, I need to count my blessings because Kevin can fix them so that means we do not have to pay labor for anyone else to do the work. So, we are praying that our vehicles will hold up and not need any more work for quite a while so that we may pay my mom back and be caught up on everything by the 1st or 2nd week of March at the latest. Also, our house Air conditioner is out again as well (yes, that is after paying the last guy $450.00 to fix it) We learned really quick that his warranty is basically as long as you see his tail lights in your driveway. His definition of his warranty/work is 30 days.... Our air conditioner started freezing up again after about 45 days. So, when I called another air conditioner place- they told me he must not have found the true problem... Hmmm, that is what I was thinking. I live in Texas and it will start to get really HOT around April- so I will have to have it fixed by then- that will be another $500.00 plus dollars- but this time I am going to find a reputable well known company that will at least give us a one year warranty. No more local country boy ac company work for us. Anyway, I guess I have rambled long enough tonight. Please continue to pray for orphans both human and animal, that they will be well cared for and all find wonderful, forever homes like all the kids I mentioned above. Also, please (though I know is pretty self centered) keep Kevin and I in your prayers that we can get our finances under control and get caught up soon.


Saturday, February 7, 2009

Many Things

Maggie as a puppy Me and Kevin getting married

Kevin at our reception with our nephew Bryce
Just a few more pictures to put up. The first is Maggie when she was a baby (she was about this age when she decided that the foot board on our bed was a big chew toy) Then me and Kevin on our wedding day (man my hands sure hurt due to his squeezing them so hard) Then at our reception, Kevin holding our nephew Bryce who turned 7 months old that day.

Not too much going on now. Three sisters and 3 elders came out today to help around the house. The Elders worked outside while the sisters helped out inside. They cleaned the bathrooms, window sills, ceiling fan and shampooed the carpet. Today was a wonderful day for me. (maybe not so much for them, lol) I am very grateful for the help, though it is hard to accept. I do not like my house to get dirty, but there are just some things I cannot do now so I definitely needed the help and I am very blessed that they offered and put it all together. So, please keep them in your prayers as they are truly an example of what we should all be. Tomorrow another sister from the church is going to come and pick me up and take me to church. My car is acting up and needs to be fixed before driving it anywhere. Guess that is it for the day, have a blessed day!!

Friday, February 6, 2009

18 Weeks Today!!

**Wow** I am already 18 wks pregnant!! This pregnancy is going along very quickly and I am very happy. While some people think pregnancy is just too long, I enjoy every minute of it. I have been very lucky and very blessed that I did not have morning sickness, have only gained 1 pound, baby is growing ahead of schedule, baby appears to be healthy and I feel great!! God has truly blessed us with this little one. While we cannot wait to meet our little one, we want him/her to be inside as long as they are supposed to be and are in no rush for him/her to be born too soon. I am very excited about my upcoming anatomy scan on 2/20. That is when we will find out for sure that the baby is truly healthy and will also find out the sex. I think the baby is a boy, but I could be wrong. I am also blessed that several church members are coming out to the house tomorrow to help out with things I cannot do and since Kevin is now working 7 days a week, he cannot do either. My yard needs to be cleaned up, the dog building needs cleaning, my carpet needs cleaned and I need help with dusting hard to reach places (like the ceiling fans) So, though I did not ask for the help, people from church apparently got together and decided to come out and do all of this. Apparently, they know my problem with things being dirty, lol. So, please say a special prayer for them and their helpfulness. Also, my friend Kristy and her baby girl Dasha are flying home tomorrow *yay* please keep them in your prayers as well.


Sunday, February 1, 2009

Couple of My old family pics

My Mom and Dad (I believe my mom was pregnant with me) Mom?
Me when I was born... Funny how it was in black and white and I was born in 1977... Makes me feel old.
The top is my mom and dad before I was born circa 1976. Below is my hospital birth picture... Funny how I have had a nice scanner for more than a year and I am just now getting around to scanning all these pictures in. Oh well, better late than never.

Old Pictures of Kevin's family

Kevin at about 6 months old
Kevin (the baby) being held by his dad, his brother Don, Skeeter & Willie Jr

Kevin, his mom & his dad celebrating his 6th birthday and his dad's 56th birthday

Kevin's dad in 1950

This is the picture that I posted to show how much Kevin looks like his dad. Can you tell which one is his dad? (if you cannot- he is the one on the right)
These are old pics of Kevin's family. I will post more eventually. Also, will try to get newer ones of everyone (except his dad since he is deceased)
Kevin is identical to his father, it is scary how much they look alike. When I first saw the last pic posted I had to think for a minute and do a double take, lol.