Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
It was a wonderful day. We woke up to our babies this morning and were able to spend some cuddle time just the four of us. Then it was off to Grandma and Papa's for some yummy "lunch". My MIL definitely is a good cook and she had a nice spread out for us. It was nice to eat, enjoy time with the family, watch the kids play around and just be happy. Their smiles never leave their faces - it warms my heart. Unfortunately, our time with them ended mid-afternoon. They will be missed greatly, but we are thankful for every minute spent with them - every kiss, every hug, the smiles, the laughing, the stories, the pictures, absolutely everything.
After the kids were with their mom, we headed up to my families. What an amazing time we had. I love my family. Everyone is unique in their own way and each one of us has our own bit of 'crazy', but that is what makes us all so great. I love watching Eli interact with them. In fact, I am thankful that he likes my family and gets along with them. It is so cute to watch him and my sister together. My sister looks up to him and loves having an older brother...even if all he does is flip her shit. We had our second meal of goods for the day and boy was it good. I know one thing, my family is blessed with a bunch of great cooks!
The day was wonderful. Yummy food, great company, the best family, two sweet babies and an angel that made sure I knew she was there all day. So much to be thankful for!
I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving!!!!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Sweet baby girl snuggled up with her dog that grandma got her. She has a drawer full of pajamas and yet must wear her thermals to bed. At least we know she is warm! Ugh, kissing that cheek before bed is the greatest!
Here is the little man snuggled up with his Scoobie. What you can't see are the bear and spider that also sleep right next to him. So peaceful...
And after kissing them good night before crawling into bed last night, I slept so great. I did have to get up once to pee and I was so bummed. I thought for sure that it was like 3am and I would be having to get up soon. However, I looked at the clock and it was 11:52pm! I was stoked. I was sleeping so good and hard and that is exactly how the rest of my night was last night. Best night sleep in a while. I wish I could have more of them!
A few of us watched the press release at 10:30am that they had. This man that is being charged with rapes and murder is a father to a 4yo. This makes me sick...beyond sick. He was arrested last night when he was picking up his child from daycare. Turns out that his girlfriend found some panties in his vehicle in September and turned around and talked to a friend about it. And the friend is who called and turned him in on November 1. From there on, the investigation was on and cracking. The girlfriend gave permission to get a DNA sample from child and after it was a match they were able to get a warrant for the DNA of James Biela.
What a relief this must be for the family, for her friends...a relief for our entire community. While I am happy to know that he is off the streets, it makes me sick when I think of his child and all that he has put so many people through. It's just disgusting.
Look at these bright eyes!
Ugh, it seems like forever since I have seen Kara. I hate that she lives in Vegas and I hate that I am unable to see her all the time like it used to be. We will make the most of it. This weekend will be super jam packed to get as much Kara time in as possible and I am so excited for it. I am sure that I will have tons of pictures to post to show our good times. I can't wait for her to see my baby bump in real life. She hasn't seen me since I have started showing. I hope that she is able to feel my sweet Skylar kicking around. EEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!! :)
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
I was also shocked to see them both shoveling in bites of the stir fry chow mein. They both ate every single bite that was served to them. There was no complaining, there was no anything other than hearing "yum" and "mmmmmmm..." coming out of their little mouths. So awesome! I am not kidding, they used to be so picky a year and a half ago. Their variety of things they eat keeps expanding and they are willing to try new things. I love it. I hope that Skylar is the same way.
It is so awesome making one meal for everyone to eat - the kids and Eli and I rather than making him and I something and then the kids something separate. It is just more simple plus I feel like it is more healthy with them eating a variety of meats and vegetables. Tonight they ate carrots, red bell pepper, asparagus, broccoli, chicken, and the list goes on. I think that is just awesome and I am so impressed.
I didn't want them around the house anymore. After having them there since Saturday and eating three small ones, I decided to bag them up and brought them to work. They have been a HUGE hit. Everyone is sampling them and I actually just heard one lady say she has only had a few. So they must be pretty good if she keeps coming back for me!
I have something else to bake with them too. I always buy a little something so that we have something to do and pull out and surprise them. I am telling you, Tuesday afternoon through Thursday morning are becoming my favorite. I love every single minute that we have with them. I cherish it. I can't get enough of it. I am speaking for myself here but know that Eli feels the exact same way. I find myself a little lost Thursday nights so I am glad that is designated for girls night. Man I love the kiddos and am counting down the end of my work day til I get to see their bright shining faces!
Oh and when you go to the DMV to get it, they take your picture and have you pay and sign and do everything. Then they hand you a sheet of paper (mine stated the new name) and then your old ID back with a hole in it to use and your identification until your new one comes in the mail. They say they are able to be more efficient that way. I don't understand how that is more efficient when it takes all of two minutes for the IDs to pop out of the thing like before. So you then have to wait a week to get the new one in the mail. It is so insane.
It seems like more of a hassle to me, but what do I know since I don't work for the DMV. I am just in shock at how cheap they look!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Now Swae is sure to keep her hand close to my belly. I think it made her feel closer. She has been loving on my belly and talking to Skylar like crazy. It really is the sweetest thing.
She has been expressing a lot how much she is enjoying her time with her dad and I. It is cute. It really makes us feel good. Sethie too, but Swae is much more vocal. I have to say that Eli and I are stoked with having more quality time with them. We have more of a routine and it has made things so much healthier for the kids and us.
While Swae was at cheer today, Eli and I got her a little something that we surprised her with when she got home...she needed it. It was some cutie pajamas. She had been commenting on a cute pair of my pajama bottoms and while out today, I saw some like mine and the matching top says "Cheerleading Super Star". So freaking cute. She was thrilled. So all night tonight, her and I wore our matching bottoms. AND!!!! Her and Seth gave me the most beautiful card. I guess they had been telling Eli they wanted to get me something and that is what I got. I am going to have to post it so you all can see it for yourself. The envelope that Swae wrote on was enough to bring tears to my eyes. I am so in love with her.
The day was great. We got a lot accomplished and our sweet girl had fun. She has another clinic and then gets to perform during a high school basketball half time - which she is totally looking forward to. Tomorrow is another big day...family pictures! I can't wait!
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
I am feeling rather productive. I am excited. And Eli approved, which is even better!
I didn't have time to take a full body shot of myself at home because I didn't want to be late. So I waited until I got to work and they just didn't turn out that well. You guys wanted to see ones with my face, so I am posting them anyway. Maybe later I can have Tara or Eli snap a better shot and maybe one of me facing the camera. We'll see. Yep, she is in there! :) I love it. She is still moving all around, being able to be felt by others and there are times when we are sitting on the couch that we are able to watch her move. It makes me smile just thinking about it and warms my heart. I have been tired lately, but I figure that is normal. I just need to get some rest and all will be fine. This weekend rest will hopefully happen in between the many fun things we have planned with the kiddos.
I go to the doctor next Wednesday. Thursday will be Thanksgiving, so I don't know if I will be able to post the belly shot. I was thinking of maybe doing it a day early instead?? I don't know, I will figure it out. Either that or a day late and then can fill in with anything new that the doctor had to say. Regardless, I will get one up next week for sure.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Not only that, today was another successful morning of getting the three of us up and out of the house and me to work on time. It seriously is a great feeling considering this is new to me. I am finding my way and figuring out the little tricks that work best for us. It seems to all be working because I have two very pleasant kids in the morning and you can't beat smiles and laughing. Your day just can't start bad like that.
I am glad they are asleep early tonight again. They get up early and have long days. Their sleep is very needed. Tonight the four of us just cuddled and cuddled. We had a nice family dinner (tacos...that the kids devoured!) and just snuggled it up as much as possible. I can't begin to explain the joy it is to have them over night during the week and having more quality time with them rather than having it broken up with driving across town. Things are just so much more simple and flow so much smoother. It's how it should be and we are ever so grateful.
And now, I am going to follow the little ones. It is off to get ready for bed and then flop myself in bed. I am tired and have been for the last week. It's starting to really annoy me. Oh and the belly...totally bigger. You can definitely tell that I am pregnant. There is no more hiding it (not that I was). I'm excited to show the picture tomorrow. Good night all.
1. You finally stop to smell the roses, because your baby is in your arms.
2. Where you once believed you were fearless, you now find yourself afraid.
3. The sacrifices you thought you made to have a child no longer seem like sacrifices.
4. You respect your body ... finally.
5. You respect your parents and love them in a new way.
6. You find that your baby's pain feels much worse than your own.
7. You believe once again in the things you believed in as a child.
8. You lose touch with the people in your life whom you should have banished years ago.
9. Your heart breaks much more easily.
10. You think of someone else 234,836,178,976 times a day.
11. Every day is a surprise.
12. Bodily functions are no longer repulsive. In fact, they please you. (Hooray for poop!)
13. You look at your baby in the mirror instead of yourself.
14. You become a morning person.
15. Your love becomes limitless, a superhuman power.
#8 has definitely happened and it has been the best thing that I ever could have done. I actually sit back and wonder why I didn't do it sooner and prolonged the process. It is so nice to only be surrounded by true, loving, caring, positive, good people. I am so grateful for all that I do surround myself with.
#10 has been happening since May of last year.
And as for #14, I am not sure this will ever be the case. I struggle every single morning getting out of bed. It doesn't matter what time I go to sleep, I don't like getting up. Maybe this will change. I am hoping it does.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
After work today it was off to get the kids since Eli is on a job that is keeping him later than me. We came home and started Swae's homework. While we were doing that, Eli got home. Between him and I, we finished Swae's homework, got lunches ready for tomorrow, table set and the salad prepared. Then it was upstairs for early bath time. I knew that it would be best to do baths before our company so that after everyone left, I could lay them down for a movie to relax and drift into their slumber.
Dinner was a huge success. Everyone devoured their plates. It was so neat. I know I am a decent cook, I just never really cook for anyone other than Eli and myself. So to have others eat what I make and like it and come back for seconds was awesome. And I was totally organized. The kids enjoyed showing off their house and rooms. They are so proud. They point out their "big huge" beds and all their toys. It's funny to sit back and let them give the tour.
Once everyone left, we snuggled just the four of us for a bit and then the kids were laid down to watch a bit of their movie. Then it was night time and they were both sound asleep by 8:05. My goal was for them to be sleeping before 8:30, so I think I did good! Morning comes early for us tomorrow, so this is good.
I am now off to bed. I feel happy and peaceful. Great night with our family and so good going to sleep knowing our little ones are right next to us and get to wake up to their bright faces. Life is great!
Monday, November 17, 2008
The rules? Answer the following questions in one word and then pass it on to seven others.
Where is your cell phone? desk
Where is your significant other? crane
Your hair color? brown
Your mother? wonderful
Your father? awesome
Your favorite thing? family
Your dream last night? secret
Your dream/goal? successful
The room you’re in? office
Your hobby? camping
Your fear? disappointment
Where do you want to be in 6 years? happy
Where were you last night? birthday
What you’re not? bored
One of your wish-list items? clothes
Where you grew up? Reno
Last thing you did? work
What are you wearing? clothes
Your TV? big
Your pet? sweetest
Your computer? works
Your mood? content
Missing someone? yes
Your car? white
Something you’re not wearing? necklace
Favorite store? target
Your summer? short
Love someone? deeply
Your favorite color? brown
When is the last time you laughed? earlier
Last time you cried? Friday
I know pass this on to:
That is my husband. He sometimes surprises me when he has a romantic moment. Therefore, I was utterly surprised when he showed up at home after work bearing red roses and a beautiful card. It was the perfect way to start the weekend. Lately, him and I have been so busy, that we needed that little something to just reconnect. This weekend, I fell in love with him all over again. Every touch, every everything gave me butterflies and I am left this morning wishing that we had just one more day together.
I had to work for a few hours on Saturday and when I made it home, I found that he had cleaned for me knowing that it was something I was stressing over. He did so many little things this weekend to let me know that he thinks of me and how much he loves me. I couldn't ask for anything or anyone better to share my life with.
Last night we went to bed and he snuggled up behind me and instantly put his hand protectively over my belly. And I melted. This man is one of a kind and I am so thankful for him every day. It is so nice to be with someone that is my best friend, that I enjoy being around and never tire of. Sure we have our little pissing matches, but at the end of the day, we still love each other and we are still happy and so very much in love.
1. Mention the blog that gave it to you and comment on their blog to let them know you’ve posted your award.
2. Publish these rules.
3. Share 6 values that are important to you and 6 things you do not support.
4. Grant the prize to 6 people.
6. having a good heart
3. rude people
4. two faced people
6. back stabbing
Saturday, November 15, 2008
We had Tara and Wesley over for the UFC fight. We enjoyed some guacamole dip, made kabobs, had some yummy pasta salad. Most of all, we enjoyed great time with great friends. Oh and the fights were good too.
Before we ate dinner, Skylar was kicking up a storm and before I could get anyone to put their hand on my tummy, she stopped. Tara was beyond disappointed. She was so anxious wanting to feel her. Eli then piped up that he has been feeling her a lot. At night when he spoons me, he is sure to keep a hand on my belly. And when I spoon him and have my belly up against his back, he feels her as well. I love that he is feeling her. I think it makes him feel even closer to our little sweetheart.
After dinner we were all sitting on the couch talking and Skylar started going crazy. They weren't little movements, they were HUGE ones. I calmly reached over and grabbed Eli's hand and put it on my belly and soon he was feeling on the outside what I was feeling on the inside. Skylar took a break and when she started up again, I grabbed Tara's hand and boy did she get to feel my little one. Skylar was pushing and kicking and moving. It was unreal. Tara was shocked at how well she could feel her and how much she was moving. It was seriously the neatest experience being able to share it with people that I love so much.
My mom has been trying to feel Skylar for a while now and when she does, she is always sleeping. I called her to let her know that her movements are getting stronger and that Eli and Tara just got done feeling her and she was so frustrated. Tomorrow her plan is for me to lay down until she is able to feel her move! She is so funny and definitely a proud grandma.
I can't believe my little girl is getting big enough and strong enough for others to feel! It's so exciting. I love this. I love being pregnant and it is making me even more excited for March to come when I get to hold her and kiss her!
1. Who was the last person you kissed? my wonderful husband
2. What are you wearing now? pj bottoms and a t-shirt
3. What is your favorite meal at a fast food restaurant? depends where i am at.
4. Are you a morning person? i'm getting better, but not right when i get up
5. When you were young, what career did you want? a teacher, something i am still thinking about doing
6. Do you have a thing (it can be just fantasy) for a blogger that you read? not at all
7. Do you wear jewelry? my earrings, ring, and watch
8. Do you wear perfume or cologne? If yes what type? perfume, light blue
9. Do you think about sex a lot? what is considered a lot? i would have to say since being with eli, i do think about it A LOT. :)
Friday, November 14, 2008
I love the little giraffes...they are my favorite. And everything matches and goes together so well. I am so freaking excited. And I think that I have figured out what crib I want to go with. It is one that will adjust to a toddler bed and then can either be used for a day bed or a full bed. So it is something that can be used for years and I feel better spending the money on!
We also started the registry. There are many changes that I want to make already. When you have three people helping you and you aren't the one holding the scanner, it is insane what gets put on. Plus, going back and reading reviews of things and then seeing what is better and higher rated. So, I will get to work on that. A lot of our family has asked about it, so I am trying to get as much done early as I can.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
So any advice would be great or if you could point me in the right direction...I would greatly appreciate it! :)
I think next week I will take a picture from not just the side, but the front as well and do that from now on. I was laying in bed the other night not being able to fall asleep when it hit me that there is only four more months left until our angel is welcomed into this world. That blows my mind, it really does. Four months goes by fast and will go by even faster with the holidays. I still feel very blessed and fortunate for how well this pregnancy has gone for me. I can only hope that my friends can experience the same.
Lately I have been way more tired than normal and Eli seems to think that it is everything catching up to me. I feel bad when I am so tired. I know that there will be a point when I will have to stop what I am doing and rest, but for now, I am still enjoying being able to work through the tiredness and get things done.
I have been looking at things to register for. I am tossed up on bedding and figure the only way to decide is to just keep looking and what I keep going back to will be what we will go with. There are just so many fun things out there. I don't want to ask for things that we won't need. I want the essentials. I want to be realistic. So that will be keeping me busy for a bit.
Happy Thursday all!
First stop was daycare to drop Seth off. He has been quite the clingy boy and today he wasn't having being dropped off at all. He wouldn't let go of me. No matter what I tried to engage him in, he wasn't interested. His teacher couldn't even get him distracted on anything. So I held him a bit longer and loved on him a ton more. But I had to get Swae to school. His teacher grabbed him and that is when the melt down hit...and I almost followed. His sweet little face crying is enough to crush you. At that moment, I wanted to put his jacked back on him and bring him with me for the rest of the day. :(
Poor little man. I know that the tears probably didn't last long and that he is probably fine, but still. It sucks when they cry because they want to be with you.
Now comes the hard part...waiting to see them again until next Tuesday...
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
This morning marked the first of me no longer being able to just have to worry about myself in the morning to get ready and out the door. Instead, I had to get two little ones up, dressed, fed, teeth brushed, jackets, lunches, back packs, etc out the door ON TOP of myself. Now, having them on the weekends and having had plans before, I was somewhat prepared. However, wanting to be to work on time and prove (to myself) that I could do it, I was very anxious. I wanted to get up earlier than I did, but just couldn't. See, I couldn't fall asleep last night. All I could think about was what I was going to do when I got up, what time I was going to get the kids up, which kid I should start with, and then every other move from there on out. I laid in bed for three hours before finally falling asleep. I was then woken up at 3am when Eli went to the bathroom and my mind starting running all over again. By the time my alarm went off I was actually sleeping good and didn't for a second want to get out of bed. But, I had something to prove.
Out of bed and into the shower. Laying there for hours last night, I knew exactly what I was putting on and then did the make-up and hair. Then it was off to Swae's room. I made sure the heat was on because she hates getting out of bed when it is cold. She woke up without complaining and jumped in my arms. I helped her get dressed and then told her to come help me get Sethie up. Seth wasn't having it at first...then we made a game of it and he was all over it. Smiles and laughing filled the rest of my morning. Once Seth was dressed, I did Swae's hair and then the three of us went downstairs to have breakfast. It was so nice sitting at the table talking with them this morning and just seeing their bright shining faces. I honestly can't explain what it was like having them. And all I have heard from Eli today is how happy he is as well. After our cereal we were upstairs brushing teeth, then putting shoes on and out the door.
Yes, I had me and two kids up and out of the door in one hour. I rock, I know. The drive was pleasant and I enjoyed so much just chatting away with them. It made me not want to go to work. And after the day we had yesterday, I could totally see myself being a stay at home mom. Drop off went rather well. Swae wanted to come to work with me and Seth was a clingy little monkey that had to be pried away from me. I am not going to lie, my heart freaking melted when I got in my car to leave and saw two sweet angels sitting in the window waving at me and blowing me kisses. Talk about starting my morning off fabulous.
And I was on time for work. A few minutes early even. I was stoked. I would have liked to have had a little bit of extra time but I am sure I will have that when I actually get a decent nights sleep. I have no doubt that tomorrow morning will go well and I am looking forward to it. I am loving this new schedule...absolutely loving it.
Oh and we have decided on a name. We were actually decided on a girl name for quite some time. It was the boy name we weren't sure of until the night before the appointment.
Ladies and gentlemen...meet Skylar Marie Walker!!!!!!!!! *
She is beautiful already!!!
And this my friends she might kill me for later, but it shows her little girlie bits. They say the three lines is classic for female parts. I truthfully knew she was a girl the minute I saw her sweet face on the screen!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Today is going be full of getting everything ready for the rest of the week, grocery shopping, taking Daddy lunch, naps, and who knows what else. Eli was saying last night one of our friends might be coming over tonight for dinner. I am just happy to be off of work and getting things done, but mostly being with the little ones. And they are in some great moods today.
I am also looking forward to them staying the night tonight. Today starts our new schedule and they will be staying with us the next two nights. I am stoked. I can't wait. I have been looking forward to this since Friday. From what the kids have been saying, they are beyond excited as well. I will be sure to go to bed around the same time that I put them down tonight so that I am sure that I have no problem getting up in the morning. I am going to get up extra early to make sure that I have me ready before waking up the little ones. It's going to be awesome!
I hope everyone has a fabulous day!
Monday, November 10, 2008
I had no clue where to go. I had seen signs around town for free ones and had no idea how much it would even be if I did have to pay to get one. Toward the end of last week, I started feeling really run down and like I was getting something. Then our little princess was sick over the weekend and I realized that I needed to pay whatever price needed to have that shot. I had called the Health Center at UNR and they said it would be $20...worth it to me. Hell, I would have paid anything.
Off I went and after not too long of a wait I was taken back. Before I was even in the room, the nurse asked if my left arm was okay. I said sure and pulled my left arm out of my sweatshirt as I was sitting down. Before I was even situated in my chair, she swabbed my arm and the stuck me. Then it was over. It was quick, easy, and painless. She was ready to shove me out the door, but before she did, I asked a few questions. See, I had heard just recently some negative things about the flu shot. I have heard and read people saying that they got the shot and then actually experienced all the flu symptoms other than actually throwing up. Another group said they got it and within a week were sick with the flu. Everything that she had to say made me feel better. She said that if people ended up sick, it was because their bodies were already week and getting the shot just lowered their immune system enough to allow it. She said that the actual shot doesn't cause you to get the flu. I asked about the pain from the shot and she said that there had been talk that this years serum actually made your arm a little sore, but nothing bad.
I walked out with an open mind and felt fine the rest of the day. My arm didn't feel like it had gotten a shot at all - at least until I stopped using it for a bit. But even now, it isn't hurting. Just a little tight where the shot was given. I have had worse shots that is for sure. I am happy I got it. Oh and I didn't have to pay. I asked her if I needed to check out or turn anything in and she said nope we were good. So, I didn't even have to pay the $20 after all.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
It is still so incredible to say "she" and "her". I love it. My friend that is a month ahead of me is having a little boy and she calls her little one an "it" still so often. I am so in love with this little girl already. I am so excited and am enjoying being pregnant so much. I have bought her a couple of things with my favorites being a cute little sweat outfit and a little onesie that says, "I love my big sister." Swae was so excited when she saw that one and read the words to herself. Her face lit up like a Christmas tree. I was at Babies-R-Us the other day and saw so many cute outfits and so many things that referred to big sisters, mommy, and daddy...but nothing for big brothers. So I am going to have to do some research. Both kids talk about their little sister all the time and they have quite the imagination on what they are going to do when she comes. They aren't enjoying the fact that she isn't 'out' yet. It thrills me to know that they are excited. Both of them want to hold her and feed her and they are going to play house where Swae is the mom and Seth is the dad. It's just too damn cute.
Everything is going well. I am getting lots of rest, eating healthy (aside from some Halloween candy!), and staying active. It is too cold now for me to want to be outside so it looks like I will be at the gym walking on the treadmill or doing the elliptical for some exercise.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
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How many hours of TV do you watch per week? Do you feel that's too much, not enough or just right?
It depends what Eli is watching. Usually about 5 or so hours. Could be more, could be less. All depends on what we have going on.
Which of the 5 senses do you feel is your strongest sense?
Probably a tie between my hearing and taste.
What's the wackiest belief you held as a child?
I was convinced that there was someone that waited for me to take out the trash at night to kidnap me.
Off I went to Kohl's. I had some Christmas things to grab and they usually have a pretty good selection of bra's and very good prices. I found a rack that had bra's on sale for $10. Now that was my kind of deal. So I grabbed a 34-B and was off to the fitting room to make sure it was comfortable. I undressed my top area, put the bra on and about passed out. The B was too small still. How the hell had I been wearing the A all this time? Out I went to grab a C and was sure that it wasn't going to fit. Nope, fit like a glove. Perfectly. Tara tried telling me that is what I would be wearing, but I just didn't believe her. I mean, how could I? I barely fit into A's before this little girl started growing inside me!
I am still floored. When I got dressed this morning and put on the new bra, I was still shocked to see that it really did fit. And let me just tell you what a comfort it is to see that I don't look like a martian in my tops anymore.
Trying on their costumes to show my side of the family.
At my parents. They weren't even all done up yet and they were still cute!