Saturday, October 31, 2009

Friends & Fun

Kevin & Donnie
I do not make friends easily. Never have. I don't tend to trust many people when I first meet them. However, I have been lucky enough to meet some that I have been friends with for years. For instance, Donnie. Donnie, Kevin & my brother were all friends growing up. My sil Jennifer met my brother and they started dating, she then introduced her best friend Tiffany to Donnie. My sil and my brother married in 2001, Donnie and Tiffany also married in 2001 and then Kevin and I married in 2002. Funny how it all turned out :O) My brother and sil have 2 children and 1 on the way. Fortunately, they have never experienced a loss. Donnie & Tiffany on the other hand have. Tiffany gave birth to a beautiful little girl that they named Brooke. Brooke was born early and passed away shortly after birth. They went on to be blessed with their handsome son Wyatt. I have had many losses and now have been blessed with my little bug Cody. I feel blessed to have Donnie & Tiffany as friends. They have given so much to Cody. When Wyatt outgrows something, they pass it on to Cody. This has saved us so much money and is very much appreciated. Last night, Donnie's brother John had a get together at his house for his 32nd birthday. Donnie was there and he and Kevin had fun just talking. It was nice for the 2 friends to get together just to talk and have fun. My brother & sil did not show up, not sure why but probably because they had my niece and nephew and couldn't bring them. I was lucky that my mom kept Cody for us so that we could get out of the house. The funny thing is that when we were younger, I was taller than all the boys for quite a while. Now Kevin is 6'1 and Donnie is like 6'5. So, I have to look up at them... (I am 5'5) I hope that Cody gets his daddy's height and isn't short like me :O)

Friday, October 30, 2009

Bug's 4 Month Pedi Appt

Bug had his 4 month checkup today. He weighs 14 lb 5oz, is 25 inches long and his head circ is 42.5 cm. His weight puts him in the 50% percentile, his length is also in the 50th percentile and his head circ is in the 60th percentile. His pedi was very impressed with his strength and his slobbering ability *lol* He is doing very well. So from birth he has grown/gained...

Birth 5lb 15oz..... now 14lb 5oz. Total gain- 8lb 6oz
Birth 19.25 25 inches. Total growth- 5.75 inches

Not sure about the head circ though.

He is just amazing. I am very proud to be his mommy :O)

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Colton Steven Is Here

My nephew Cory and his wife Katie had their little boy yesterday. He wasn't due until 12/4. So, he is quite early. He weighs 5lb 4oz and is 17 inches long. So far all is well, he did have some breathing issues at first, but appears to be fine now. Apparently, Katie's water broke early yesterday morning and labor came pretty quick. I haven't been to see him yet, but from what I heard from my brother in law (grandpa) he has red hair and blue eyes. Mom has red hair and so does Grandpa, so I figured he may have it. Anyway, please keep little Colton in your prayers & thoughts.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Another Pregnant Belly?

My niece loves a pregnant belly. So, I come into the room and she has a balloon under her shirt. I asked her who was in her belly and she told me it is a boy named "Jack".... Hmmm... being 4 is a little young little one :O) She is entirely too cute. She has been on this since I was pregnant with Bug, now her mom is pregnant and my niece in law Katie is pregnant, so she is joining the fun. She wanted me to feel Jack kick.. Like I said, too cute

Monday, October 26, 2009

Guess who is 4 months old?

Day he was born

The rest of the pictures were taken tonight

My sweet little bug is 4 months old today. It has gone by so fast, I now know what people talk about when they said that time just flies. Bug has his 4 month appointment with his pediatrician on Friday, so I will know how much he weighs then. Cody is such a blessing to us. It is still hard to believe that he belongs to me, after years and years of wanting a baby and not having one... He is my miracle. He has grown so much in his 4 months on earth. Enjoy the pictures. Julia is so good with her little cousin, she is always holding and playing with him. When her new brother/sister is born she will be tickled pink.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Pregnancy Photos

My Miracle Cody

My Sil Jenny (due 2/17) Picture taken 9/6/09 (about 4 months)

My niece in law Katie (due 12/4) Picture taken 10/24/09 (approx 7.5 months)

Me due 7/10, picture taken 6/10 almost 36 weeks

Me again

I was just looking at pictures on my computer that I had to upload again due to a virus that I got on my computer. I think that Jenny and Katie are going to be bigger than I was (belly wise) who knows? I am just happy that I was finally able to get pregnant and have a baby. My sister in law Jenny says that her belly measurement was the same as mine when she was like 4 months along. She compared it to my baby shower measurement when I was like 36 weeks along. I wonder how much their baby's will weigh? My nephew weighed 8 lb 13oz and my niece was 8 lb 2oz. Bug was 5lb 15oz. This is Katie's first baby, so no clue what his weight will be. I enjoyed being pregnant so much and the outcome which is my little bug was definitely worth every second of it.

Trunk Or Treat at Church

Bug & Daddy


Chelsea (a little girl at church that is 2.5 months older than Bug)


Bug on Daddy's shoulders

Last night was "Trunk Or Treat" at church. Kevin and I took Bug and my niece Julia. Julia had a great time :O) Bug didn't really "get" what was going on, but he seemed to enjoy it.

Baby Shower

Me, Cody & Julia

My niece Katie (Our nephew Cory's wife)

Katie again

Me, Cody & Julia

Yesterday we went to our nephew Cory & his wife Katie's house for her baby shower, they have a little boy due on 12/4. They are naming him Colton. They were married October 2008. We all had fun & saw lots of other babies.

Friday, October 23, 2009

More Pictures

Bug chewing on his little hands

Visiting me in the hospital

Visiting me in the hospital

Jenny, Bubba & Robert

My Uncle James & Bug. Bug loves his Great Uncle James :O)

More Pictures

My Uncle Donald, My Dad, Uncle JR, Grandma, Uncle James, Uncle Artie, Aunt Della & Bug (all my Grandma's kids together with Bug)

My Dad and Bug

My Sweet Little Bug showing his cute little dimples

Kevin, Me, BUg, Grandma, Aunt Della, Jenny, Robert, Bubba & Julia

Bug looking at the frog that hangs on his carseat- he loves frogs :O)

Long Time, No Post

Taken 10/20/09

Taken 10/20/09

All the rest were taken on 10/21/09

I haven't written in so long and I bet you can guess why.... Yes, I was hospitalized two times since my last post. For long periods of time and then my computer had a virus, so didn't have a computer for a while either. (until today that is) What happened to me??? I had a TIA.. like a mini stroke and my legs still do not work correctly. However, I am not going to talk about that much because the most important person is my son and he is who I will talk about :O) Cody is doing absolutely amazing and is getting to be such a big boy. He will be 4 months old on the 26th and has his 4 month appt on 10/28. The last time he was weighed was a few weeks ago and he was 14 lbs and 1 0z at that time. He is a lot bigger than that now though, so I will find out how much he weighs now on the 28th at his Dr appointment. What is Bug doing now?? Well.. whether he is on his belly or his back, he will push himself with his feet and cannot be left unattended for any length of time because even if he is in the center of our queen size bed, he will be at the edge in no time flat. He pushes himself up with his arms and his neck muscles are amazingly strong. He babbles all the time, is cutting his 2 bottom teeth, plays with his toys, loves to watch tv, loves to be outside, laughs out loud all the time and lots of other stuff. Most of this he has done for a very long time but since I am not sure what I have posted and what I haven't I am listing it now. He does lots of other things as well like always chewing on his hands or his blanket that I think is entirely too adorable. We are having his 4 month portraits made on Tuesday, we are having one pose with his Halloween outfit and the others in just regular clothing. Sorry this is so "rushed" but want to get pictures of my little bug on here asap. Will update more later.

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Here are a couple of pictures that my mom took of a rainbow that she could see from her front door. We very seldom see rainbows as we do not receive rain often. Around the time this picture was taken I had a lovely dream about a happy little girl and a beautiful rainbow. Then my mom told me about a rainbow that she was able to get on camera. So, enjoy this lovely rainbow.....