the other day Kruise was sitting on the couch with me (which is very rare for him to sit at all,but it was one of those days) and he crawled over to me,pulled up my shirt and blew a raspberry,,he laughed histerically,then laid down and pulled his shirt up,so i blew a raspberry on his tummy,too,,we did that back and forth for prob 45 minutes cracking up the whole time,,he's such a funny little guy! then he crawls down in the floor,and blows a raspberry on Noah's cheek,,i love my boys!
so we took Kruise to get his picture taken with Santa this weekend at Bass Pro Shop (they have this fun santa's workshop thing) ,and he was not happy about it! I stayed with Noah while Keith took him up to sit in his lap..he screamed as soon as santa got near him! the old man was so nice and patient with him,but he still wasn't having it! We ended up,sitting him in his lap,santa rang this bell thing he had on his shoulder,which got his attention,and gave them enough time to get a picture of him not freaking out (as much) before we had to pick him up,so we got our picture and hopefully no permanent damage was done!! :)
i miss him,,i really,really do,,it's not like I "see" him less.or I'm not home with him everyday,but I feel like we don't get to bond and interact as much since Noah's been born,,I have to keep up with the feedings,and keep Noah from getting attacked by Kruise,so I constantly feel like I'm holding him,which doesn't leave much room for cuddling and playing with my little man :( I try to make it a point to have "us" time everyday,where we cuddle and watch a cartoon,or play with his toys,and I like to be the one to give him his bath everynight so I get that little extra time in..it's just on days like today,when hubbys home,i nap,and nap,and nap,,,im just sooo tired by the weekend and it makes me sad I dont get to see my kruise -b..i woke up and he's asleep for his nap..boo.,,when he wakes up I think i'm going to take my two little boys on a date with mommy...
today Noah had his 2 week check-up with the pediatrician.. last time we took him to the doctor,they were a little concerned about his ear canal being too small,,well,today was the first day that our actual pedi looked at it,and he discovered that his ear canal isn't even open. It just stops,there is no way he can hear out of it,explaining why he failed his hearing test both times,,he had a third scheduled,but our pedi recommended cancelling it,because he will fail,and referred us to our ear,nose,and throat doc at Vanderbilt (the same one we used for Kruise), so we're waiting for them to get back to us on when his appointment is,,We're hoping that a simple surgery can be done or maybe he'll tell us it will get better as he grows,,that would be awesome,,we're just praying our sweet little guy won't have to be partially deaf,,I know it could be worse,but all you want as a mom is for your kids to be healthy and happy,so when something like this happens,it's like a catastrophe you can't control..just pray for little Noah and that we only get good news!
On the brighter side,,after losing about a pound his first week,he is now more than his birth rate! He is 6 lbs 7 oz (the 5th percentile) he's so tiny! I know he'll catch up with his big bro in no time!
after the rough day we had,I was holding him, talking to him while he was actually awake and alert,and he looked in my eyes and gave me the BIGGEST cheesiest dimpled smile today! It was like he was saying, "don't worry mom!"
How did you meet your significant other? Answer all the questions HONESTLY and re post as "How I met _____"
1.Where did you meet? A blind date,,my "friend" saw him at the mall,and asked for his number,,he gave her his friends number,because he thought she was annoying,and she ended up talking to him for a couple weeks,thinking it was keith the whole time,,she set up this double date with "keith" and a "friend" for me,didnt tell me i was getting set up,so i showed up dressed down straight from work (i worked at a CAR WASH at the time!),and went to pick her up from work,,there were these two guys waiting to take us out,a short ugly one and my handsome keith,,she figured out what happened,got stuck with the hobbit,and i got my keify,,we hit it off,and haven't spent a day apart since! over 5 years ago!!
2.What was the first thought that went through your head when you met? he has huge feet!! lol!! I loved that he was so "different" than anyone i knew,,
3.Do you remember what he/she was wearing? jeans,a polo,and white tennis shoes
4.Where was the first time you kissed this person? in the haunted house we went to on our first date,,in the maze,,in the pitch black,,lol
5.Where did you go for your first date? we met a raffertys,hung out there and talked forever,went to a haunted house (where he saved me from chain saws by carrying me on his back), went to him and his friends duplex,watched harry potter for the first time,and i ate a whole pizza by myself,,he was in love then,,,lol
6.How long did you know this person before you became a couple? a couple hours! lol actually a couple weeks,,i wouldnt return his phone calls,,i thought he was a player
7.How did he/she ask you out? he just did
8.Has this person ever proposed to you? yes,,christmas eve 2004
9.Do you and this person have kids together? 2 gorgeous boys
10.Have you ever broken the law with this person? yes
11.When was the first time you realized that you liked this person? It was truely love at first sight,,i told my friend i was going to marry him on our way home from our 2nd date
12.Do you get along with his/her family? yes
13.Do you trust this person? Definitely.
14.Do you see her/him as your partner in your future? I can't see my future without him.
15.What is the best gift she/he gave you? My sons
16.What is one thing He/She does that gets on your nerves? doesnt rub my poor back and feet :(
17.Where do you see each other 15 years from now? 15 years older
we took noah to the pedi today to get his pee-pee checked out,because the plastibell thing looked stuck to me,,well it is,and we have to soak it for a few days until it comes off,,yeahh,,but on to better news,,the little guy has gained 7 oz in 5 days!! woohoo! im so proud :))
we were listening to the radio today,when the dj made a fascinating comment,to us anyways,,Illinois' pick 3 numbers the day after obama was elected were 6-6-six,,he was illinois' senator,,,interesting,,another disturbing discovery,obamas "unsung heroes" were compromised church-goers or non-believers,making up the majority of his voters,,what happened to a country,our country,being based on God and christianity? "one nation under GOD",ring a bell? we are officially under the "power" of a man who states he was raised "muslim with christian influence",,anyone who knows anything about christianity and the islamic culture would know the two religions completely 100% contradict each other,,wtf is up with that?! Im usually not uber-religious or preachy,and try not to read too much into things,but in revelations,it says the antichrist will come as a powerful world leader,he will be attractive,a great speaker,and the masses will follow him,,his reign will last just shy of 4 years(42 months),or close to a presidential term,maybe?...he has also openly mocked the bible (rev 13.6 and watch the video),,maybe i just have too much time on my hands,but u have to admit,its a little scary...even if he's not the antichrist,he still gives me the creeps,and im sooo worried,i will one day have to tell my children how america "used to be"
13:5 A mouth speaking great things and blasphemy was given to him. Authority to make war for forty-two months was given to him. (the AUTHORITY to make war,,like a president can..)
13:6 He opened his mouth for blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his dwelling, those who dwell in heaven. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qn-P3yAaAqI
13:18 Here is wisdom. He who has understanding, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. His number is six hundred sixty-six.
1. Where were you when you first found out you when you found out you were pregnant? in missouri,my dad's bathroom,,we were there to visit 2. Who was with you? Keith 3. What was your first reaction? shock! 4. What was your husband's reaction? shock! 5. Who was the first person you told? keith was in the bathroom pacing 6. Were the pregnancies planned? not prevented 7. Was everyone happy for you? Yes 8. What was the sex? boy 9. Did anyone throw a shower for you? Yes,,my darling husband,because i didnt get one the first time 10. Did you get any outfits you wouldn't use? umm,,not that i can think of 11. How much weight did you gain? 13 lbs 12. Did you get stretch marks? no,,just used the old ones,,, 13. Did you crave anything crazy? no 14. Who or what got on your nerves the most? not being able to sleep 15. Where were you when you went into labor? I must have been in labor at home,i went in to the doc for my 36 week check up and was dialated to an 8! 16. Did you have any complications? No,besides little one being a month early,and having fluid in his lungs from the fast delivery :( 17. Did your water break? no,,it saved me from having him in the car or on the walk to the hospital! 18. Who drove you to the hospital? well,we actually walked over from the doc's office,but keith 19. Did you go early or late? 1 month early exactly 20. Who was in the room? keith,kruise,my doc,nurses,and a nicu nurse 21. Did you video tape it? no,,we didnt even have our video camera :( 22. Did you have any pain medication? no,,there was no time 23. Did you have a c-section or natural? natural,,completely! i barely even had time for an iv! 24. What was your reaction to the birth? it was almost to easy,by how fast it went,,insanely painful 25. How big was the baby? 6 lbs 3 oz 19 inches,,my little bean 26. Did your husband cry? yes <3 27. When is the next one coming? i dont know,,,maybe we'll try again in 7 months?? lol JUST KIDDING! 28. If you could would you do it all over again? ABSOLUTELY,,Noah is such a precious little gift!
1. Where were you when you first found out you when you found out you were pregnant? in the bathroom and me and keith's first home<3 2. Who was with you? keith 3. What was your first reaction? I immediately cried 4. What was your husband's reaction? he was like a kid on christmas! 5. Who was the first person you told? keith,,i didnt have to tell him tho,,he just looked at me <3 6. Were the pregnancies planned? not prevented 7. Was everyone happy for you? Yes,after the shock wore off! 8. What was the sex? beautiful boy 9. Did anyone throw a shower for you? no 10. Did you get any outfits you wouldn't use? Yes 11. How much weight did you gain? 30 lbs 12. Did you get stretch marks? yes, but they've all faded a lot. 13. Did you crave anything crazy? no,,just fruit and mint choc ice cream 14. Who or what got on your nerves the most? being hot and constantly peeing 15. Where were you when you went into labor? I was induced,,the hospital 16. Did you have any complications? Nope 17. Did your water break? no,the doc broke it 18. Who drove you to the hospital? keith 19. Did you go early or late? 2 weeks early 20. Who was in the room? keith,doc,and nurses 21. Did you video tape it? before and after 22. Did you have any pain medication? Epidural. 23. Did you have a c-section or natural? natural 24. What was your reaction to the birth? i liked that everything was planned and fast 25. How big was the baby? 8 lbs 5 oz 21 1/2 inches 26. Did your husband cry? yes <3 27. When is the next one coming? he arrived on october 28th <3 28. If you could would you do it all over again? ABSOLUTELY,,kruise is amazing
We had to take Noah to the doctor today,for a weight check,because he is so tiny..well,he had lost almost a pound already,he's down to 5lbs 6oz ..scary,,and i was already concerned,because its been almost 3 days since he's pooped and he went almost 3 hours with a dry diaper,which is NOT good news with a newborn,,He has been nursing great,and seems content afterwards,but something's obviously not right! The doctor told us to supplement tonight,and they want to see him again tomorrow afternoon,,I just nursed him for 30 minutes,he got milk, was gulping,burped and all,and STILL drank 2oz of formula afterwards..I am praying that he poops any time now and has a diaper full of pee! I just want my little angel to be healthy,,He also failed his hearing test for his right ear twice at the hospital,so we have a follow up appt in a couple weeks,,well,the doc figured out why that might be,,his right ear canal is tiny,,alot smaller than his left one,,she couldn't even see in it to check his eardrum and everything,,she said "dont worry YET",,yeah right!,,she wants to check that out again in 3 weeks when he's a little bigger,and maybe she'll be able to see,,she also said it may resolve itself on its own with him getting bigger,,i dont understand how his ear canal opening can all of a sudden grow to the size of his other one,,im worried sick that he'll be partially deaf or something,,ive been worried something's going to be wrong with him since i found out i was preggo,,very uneasy,,i was never that way with kruise,and now that he's premature,and has this too,im kinda freaking out,,ive been on the brink of tears all day,,just pray that he is normal and healthy
the boys had a great halloween! Kruise was a ferocious red dragon,complete with wings,a big tail,and huge floppy feet,,he was sooo cute! Noah wore a little fleece pumpkin hat,which is all i had on short notice,but he was adorable! My mom watched Noah for us so we could take Kruise around the neighborhood and he had a blast! Keith walked him to all the doors and Kruise would knock,and then after they handed him the candy,he would push the door shut,,lol,,I videotaped him doing all his trick or treating and took a million pictures,which,in turn,made me cry,,he looked so grown up walking down the street with his little bucket,,i was a mess!
we got home yesterday around noon,after spending forever trying to leave the hospital! we got caught up doing Noah's first pictures (which we'll have next week!), his second hearing test (which he failed,but it's normal,,we'll go back in november) and basically just waiting around for discharge stuff..i know noon doesn't sound like "late" but it is when your packed and pacing since 5:30 AM! lol,,i couldnt wait to get home and see kruise and just be home with my family! welll,anyways, we got home,played with kruise,let him see noah(who he does great with already,aside from trying to constantly poke him in the eyes and mouth! lol) ,ate some lunch,fed noah his :) and we all took a good 3 hour nap,,it was great! we woke up,fed noah again,keiths mom and family stopped by for a few hours,got kruise in bed, fed noah again,i went to bed around 12,,noah slept til 4,ate,and didnt wake up again until i got him up at 8! He did amazing! I just hope he keeps sleeping like this! knock on wood! kruise was a great sleeper too,,i cant be that lucky twice! well,im off to make halloween "pumpcakes" for breakfast,and get ready for pumpkin carving!! Happy Halloween!!
Noah got circumsized today by my ob/gyn ..he got some new thing called a plastibell,,its pretty nifty! you don't have to use petroleum or gauze,and this ring thing just falls off after a week,and he's good to go! He can even take baths with it..i love new medical advances! lol He did really well,he's just kind of fussy,i think its hurting and he's not sure what to do with himself:( poor lil guy
so we had our baby boy Tuesday morning at 10:56,very unexpectedly! here's the story....i was scheduled for my 36 week appt that morning,so i got up early,took a bath,and sat down to play on the computer and watch some tv before everyone else woke up (luckily keith was home that day to be able to come to our doctor appointment). About that time, i started getting a little crampy,but nothing I really worried about,,I realized this "little cramping" was happening pretty consistently,so i googled a contraction timer,and discovered i was having contractions every 5-6 minutes that were lasting a minute,,hmmm,interesting,,well,I went ahead and made breakfast,woke everyone up,and we went to my appointment..my cramps started getting a little uncomfortable on the way to the doctor,but i figured i was probably dehydrated or dialated to a 3,MAX..Keith went ahead and called the office and told them what was going on,so we got to go in right when we got there which was nice! My doc checked me,got a goofy look on his face and told us "you're 8 CENTIMETERS!(after checking a few times! :) ) I'm calling Baptist and telling them your on your way,,," We get up to head over ( we had to take the elevator and walk across a skywalk to get there) and he was like "how can you walk??! aren't you in pain!? you're so composed!" lol,,things started moving along even faster after he checked me,because I was fine until we got about half way across the skywalk,,then i started feeling like i was dying! Keith found a nurse as we were trying to book it down the hall,and she dragged me down the hall into a labor and delivery room,sent keith to go sign paperwokr for me,pulled off my clothes, checked me and i was a 10,ready to go! Nurses were running aroud all crazy,basically begging me not to push,shoving ivs in my arm as fast as they could,and calling my doc every few minutes,,they had another doctor in the room on stand-by,but he made it in time! The only thing that saved me from having him on the walk over was my water not breaking,is what i was told! well, i obviously had no time for drugs or an epi, yeah,that was fun! i pushed for maybe 10 minutes or so and he was here! Keith and Kruise were right there with me,which made it amazing! Noah James came into the world weighing 6 lbs 3 oz and he was 19 1/2 inches long with a head full of dark hair,just like his bubba! He is gorgeous and reminds me a LOT of Kruise when he was born,just tiny! He had some fluid in his lungs, which was caused by the fast delivery not giving time to push it out,so he had to go to the NICU for a couple hours,but he's fine! He has a sweet little personality and the tiniest cry. We get to go home tommorrow so we're excited about that! we miss our other little man and can't wait to get home!
I'm preparing you now,,this is a rant about my good ole mom,so if your tired of hearing about her,feel free to skip this blog! So, I call mom,ask her when she'll be home so dinner will be ready for her and keith,,she tells me what time, so i get everything ready,not like I WANTED to cook tonight,I'm exhausted after not getting in bed until 7 AM,but whatever..Keith had to work late,so I had to entertain and keep an eye on Kruise while cooking,.,no easy task,so I put him in his highchair with a cup of water and let him watch some Tigger and Pooh while I was getting things ready,.he's content,everything's fine,,until mom walks in,,first thing out of her mouth, "why is he all alone in here!?" (like he's roaming around the house unsupervised and playing with light sockets!)i told her i can't get anything done with him crying or getting into something,.so for the first time ever i let him watch tv,,SHOOT ME! After that she starts bitching about how it smells like somethings burning,,i tell her its not,something splattered on the burner,,"well it smells horrible,,what did u do!?"..I only cook every meal for u woman and u act like im incompetent!? then she bitches about how keiths coke exploded on the wall the other day (nice i know, it was frozen) and he didnt do a good enough job cleaning it,and he's lazy,a pain,etc,,i kept my mouth shut.I then procede to open my mail,,she stands behind me and asks me what all this stuff is,i tell her its MY mail,and really none of her business,and she gets mad..then she looms in the kitchen over me eating sh*t out of the fridge,,i told her dinner will be ready in 5,she says she's not hungry and goes to bed,,WTF,I JUST SPENT an HOUR cooking for u and ur going to bed!?I CANT WAIT TO LEAVE THIS PLACE!! im going to give kruise a bath,and then soak in the tub...ughhh
We finally went to the pumpkin patch saturday,and it was AWESOME,,aside from kruise being sooo sleepy,we still had fun! We watched a pig race,(which Kruise laughed at),let him pick out a little pumpkin for Noah, went down a HUGE slide(him and daddy),got to look at and pet all kinds of cute and cuddly farm animals,played with pumpkins,and basically just played for a few hours! They had a HUGE sand pit with all these tonka trucks to play in,but Kruise was just too out of it,,there's always next year!
Kruise's newest accomplishment is walking backwards..he just started doing this yesterday and it is tooo funny! He walks backwards reallllllly slow with a smug little grin on his face,all over the house,,i LOVE it!
this afternoon, i went in Kruise's room because I heard him crying,because he was awake from his nap..i walk in the door,and what do you know,,the kid has figured out how to change his own diaper..take his pants off and all,,greattt,,,his diaper was thrown in the floor,along with his pants,with poop in it,and he peed all over his bed as I walked in,,what a wonderful day! I guess he decided he can do it himself now,instead of telling me when he poops! I think potty trainig may just have to start soon,,he used to come to me and say "poop" when he went,but now he just pulls at the waist of his pants,,thats a sign he's ready i believe! wish me luck,,,o joy
I took Kruise to the playground Wednesday evening and got some cute pics,so I thought I would share,,,He's REALLY starting to love playing there! He threw a fit when we left! He loved trying to climb up everything and watching other kids run around,,he's such a toddler! :*)
After the park, we laid Kruise down for a little nap ,then it was time to go to my nieces,Sydney and Brianna's, birthday party at the bowling alley! Kruise got to run all over, he bowled for the first time and did awesome(he knocked all down but 2!), and eat some things he's never allowed,like french fries(thanks to daddy!),and loved that! He also discovered how to stick his finger in ketchup and lick it off,,that was cute! My nieces got a ton of presents and a really pretty cake and had a great time! I can't believe they are 4 and 8 now! where does time go!?
We had such a fun day! We got up early,had a yummy fresh family breakfast,then went to the park! My mom was in one of her moods,so we decided to get away for the day! I dressed Kruise kind of warm,because it was SUPPOSED to be in the low 70's all weekend,but no,it was almost 90 when we got to the park,so we were all hot and miserable,and didn't get to stay long,but it was fun! I ended up taking Kruise's shirt off when he was running around by the lake to help him cool off. Anyways! Kruise swang and ran all over the playground,and played in the sand, which was alot of fun,but there were a ton of kids and no shade,so we went over to where the ducks hang out! HE HAD A BLAST! He took off across the grass and chased every duck and goose in sight yelling "puppy!" it was soooo freaking funny! This child has NO FEAR!He would walk straight up to them and we would have to pull him back,I was worried he was going to get pecked or something,because some of those things are mean!!
So,Today I laid Kruise down for his normal afternoon nap,,well,an hour went by and he was having a LOT of trouble going to sleep for some reason,so I brought him in our bed,which I haven't done in FOREVER to see if maybe cuddling for a little bit would help him unwind,,He just wanted to play,so we played and giggled and i tickled him for a while,when he reared his head back really fast and nailed me right in the eye,like on the eye socket. It hurt sooooo bad, I covered my eye up and said "sonnnnnnn" and whined for a second,when i uncovered my eye and looked at kruise,he gave me a little smile,wrapped his little arms around my neck and hugged me for a good 5 minutes,,it completely melted me,it is probably the sweetest thing he's ever done,,my compassinate,loving little guy! The good news is he went to sleep shortly after that, and after how sweet he was, I felt like he deserved to go to the park so we went and played all evening :) The bad news, I have to wear 5 lbs of makeup and a hat for the next no telling how long,because I have the beginnings of a nice black eye! lol People are going to think i get beat,,which is partly true,just by my son :))
So Keith was on his way to work awhile back and saw two rock of love buses (a hot pink and bright blue one) parked in front of the super trendy Indigo Hotel,,so i was thinking, maybe a new season is filming!?!?! woohooo!!
UPDATE: i just found this on google!!!
Rock of Love Bus with Bret Michaels is the third season of Rock of Love with Bret Michaels and was confirmed by VH1's website in a blog on July 16, 2008. This will feature 20 ladies to live on a tour bus and hit the road with Bret Michaels and compete for his attention and affection as they travel across the country and compete in many challenges, including the third popular mudbowl. It is set to air in early 2009.
Rock of Love Bus was seen filming in Greenfield, IN on Sept 17th, 2008. Location was at a small Church in downtown Greenfield.
Rock of Love Bus was seen filming in Danville, IL on Sept 18th, 2008. Location was at the David S. Palmer Arena in Danville.
Rock of Love Bus was seen in Urbana, IL on Sept. 19th, 2008. Location was the Eastland Suites, off of Cunningham Ave. in Urbana.
Rock of Love Buses were at Hotel Indigo (West End Ave)in Nashville, TN on Sept. 26,2008 through Sept 29,2008
Rock of Love Bus was seen filming in Ft. Worth, TX on Sept 27th, 2008. Location was at Billy Bob's Texas in Ft. Worth.
Rock of Love Bus Roadie Accident on Sept 26th on I-57 in Illinois, has put the breaks on the show, according to TMZ. 2 were killed in the accident, neither victims were on the show.
*I don't know where my son has gone,,,he has officially lost his mind!! Out of nowhere,he has become an insane toddler with his own demands and is constantly pushing the limits and checking his boundaries,,this is sooo fun,,,righttt,,,for instance,in the past WEEK he has decided:
He doesnt feel like sitting in the shopping cart anymore,running everywhere is so much more fun,and when you put him back in,he SCREAMS like a banchee,and of course I can't give into him,so everyone stares at me with this look on there face like "you poor thing".
When He is about to do something he KNOWS is a no-no, he turns around and stares at you as he does it,,kind of like he's testing you..If i tell him no,he immediately throws himself in the floor and cries until he forgets what he was mad about,,if Keith's home and tells him no,he laughs and does it again,,he knows who the pushover is! lol
He decided it's great fun to hide things like leggos and my flip-flops in drawers, the toilet,the dryer,,all kinds of fun places!
He has started running,and that has been lovely! He never wants to held,he just wants to run as fast as he can everywhere he goes,,he is pretty quick too!
He has decided I am not allowed to feed him with a spoon,,he must do it himself,even if that means a nose full of sweet potatoes...
*But,on a lighter side,he has started doing some amazingly adorable things,as well, to make up for his mischief!
We had carpet cleaners come today, and one of the guys was sitting at our table writing out the receipt, Kruise ran up to him and grabbed his pants leg and said HI,,then ran off got his favorite book and handed it to him,,then carried his elmo chair in there and gave him that too,,,it was adorable,,everytime someone would come in from outside he would yell "HI" and then "BYE BYE" when they left,,he's learning manners! woohoo!
I got him this farm animal book that has these puzzle pieces with knobs that he can pick up,and I'll take them all out,and ask him where is the puppy? the pig? the duck? and he'll pick up the correct ones and drop them where they go (or at least close!) lol,,he's so smart!
Today I asked if he wanted to go outside and see the puppies,and he said "mmhmm" and ran to the door and tried to turn the doorknob,,it was sooo cute! we went outside and he giggled while the dogs licked his hand and said "puppy!" over and over,, love it
If you ask him if he's hungry, instead of yes he says "MMMMMmm" and if he wants a drink he asks for his "boppy" ,, no idea where that came from!
He likes to pick up legos,books,whatever and walk around the house with it up to his ear and "talk" like he's on the phone
He blows kisses to pretty ladies :)
He plays peek-a-boo with his hands over his eyes,and will cover up your eyes and play too!
There's a million other awesome things he does everyday,but there's only so much time in a day!!
Today was my 32 weeks Ob appt (even though im 33 weeks!) and everything is GREAT! i gained 3 lbs this month,so im at 11 lbs now! Noah has grown 3 cm's this month too!! His heart rate was in the 130 range which is great! I had some pretty bad cramping last night,all night,and thought i was for sure going into labor,but by this morning,it stopped,,i talked to Dr.Draughn about it,and he said it was nothing to worry about , as long as Noah is still moving around and im not bleeding,so that made me feel better! he needs to stay in there a lil longer! Next appt, I start getting "checked",,ughh,,i hate that part! i think keith should have to get "checked" everytime i do,,lol,,My doc said he will tell me "my future" next appt,so that should be interesting!! I'll update ya'll in 3 weeks!! woohooo!
8 Things 8 Favorite TV Shows: 1. Project Runway 2. House 3. Law and Order (all of them) 4. America's Next Top Model 5. Moving Up 6. Sex and the City (I don't care if they are reruns, I still love it!) 7. Barefoot Contessa 8. My big redneck wedding,,lol
8 Favorite Restaurants: no particular order 1. Maggianos 2. P.F. Chang 3. Wolfgang Puck 4. Goten 5. Fulin 6. Casa Vieja 7. The Coffee Station ( i sooo miss that place) 8. Charley's!
8 Things That Happened Yesterday: 1. Went to my ob appt 2. saw 8 million cops downtown,for the debates,,mccain was here yesterday,obama today 3. watched people clean our carpet 4. cooked lunch 5. took a longgggg nap 6. waited for the satellite guy to show up 7. gave kruise a bath and conditioned his hair with this new stuff i got 8. ate a yummy dinner that my hubby made!! wow!
8 Things I Look Forward To: 1. the pumpkin patch this sunday! 2. things being "settled" and normal 3. going to the zoo for Ghouls at Grassmere next weekend 4. watching my family grow 5. taking Kruise to "my gym" on thursday 6. Christmas time 7. seeing braden 8. stability and moving
8 Things I Love About FALL 1. Cooler Weather 2. pumpkins and scarecrows 3. caramel apple cider at starbucks 4. cozy warm clothes 5. Thanksgiving 6. watching leaves change. 7. getting to use the fireplace! 8. kruise's cute fall wardrobe!
8 Things On My Wish list: 1. to move! asap! 2. get caught up,,no ahead,,,on our finances! 3. clean out the garage and cabinets 4. to get my old old body back after noah fast! 5. get my nursing degree 6. more dates with hubby 7. to spend time with good friends 8. get my hair and eyebrows done before noah!
I just realized I could quite possibly have Noah in the next five weeks or less,,yes,I'm right at 33 weeks,but if he's anything like Kruise,he will be here at least 2 weeks early,which will give me a month and a week,,so now i'm stressing out!! I still feel so unprepared and unorganized, and it's making me insane!! I wish we could just move and be settled already!! sheesh! I have my 8 month doc appt tuesday,so I should find out if anything is "progressing" which,I have a feeling,is, for some reason! Wish me Luck!! ahhhh!
Today was one of the best days I've had probably in my life,,,A day when I felt so special, loved,cherished,appreciated,and supported,,It was amazing,,,Here's the low-down,,Hubby tells me last week,that our great friends, Thomas and Kristi, had invited us to dinner this Saturday,and I was sooo excited to go,because we haven't seen them in so long! We went shopping yesterday for Kruise a few warm fall things,and hubby insists I let him buy me this adorable little black maternity dress,,I kept telling him no,that we didn't need to spend that kind of money on something I can wear for another month,especially when there's things Kruise needs,,He bought it anyways,with my disapproval,and told me I should wear it to Thomas and Kristi's,,we argued forever about me thinking it was too dressy for an early dinner and playing with our babies,but Keith won,and I wore it,,,I'm Glad I Did! We leave Saturday evening and head to Thomas and Kristi's,,We pull in the driveway and I notice a single yellow balloon on the mailbox,,i asked Keith "why do u think that's there?" he says "I dunno,,,weird" and I didn't think anything else of it,,We walk in and I see my mother in law and niece sitting at a table with Kristi's mom,,I looked at her for a sec.and thought "did keith tell me that they invited his mom? " i said hi to her and hugged them both, looked over my shoulder and saw my best friend in the universe,that I dont get to see nearly enough, standing by a window,,thats when it clicked,,I hugged her and cried my little hormonal eyes out,,she drove all the way from Chattanooga from school to come to my baby shower,,,i couldn't get over it,,I was grinning like the kool-aid man!! lol..A little while later,after I "composed" myself, we all helped ourselves to a gorgeous little feast my dear friend Kristi prepared,,it was delicious! Then we played a little game,where everyone ripped a piece of streamer as close as they could to how far around my belly was,,Thomas and my mother in law,Jamie, tied! Some of the "guesses" were pretty funny! Thomas was so close because when he stuck his belly out and wrapped the streamer around,we were the same size,,lol..After that, the men took the babies out to play,which Kruise loved,he ran back and forth all over their big yard and played until he smelled like sweat,dirt,and grass,,just like a little boy should! He passed out shortly after we pulled out of the driveway! While they did that, we opened presents! I got sooo many wonderful and adorable things! Noah got tons of clothes,diapers,another carseat,wash cloths,a cute lil diaper bag dispenser,and I dont know what all else..just a TON of stuff! We all sat around and talked awhile,before bringing the night to an end,,I was so touched that my hubby worked hard on this big secret the past couple months, working so hard to get it just right for me,,I didnt get a shower with Kruise,so he wanted me to have one with Noah,,I love that man so insanely much,,,At first, I was kind of sad when he told me on the way home, all the other people he invited that were "coming" and how he had invited my family,which "couldn't" go at the last minute,with excuses like "i didnt have a present",but, all in all, you find out who loves you inside and out( not saying my family doesnt, I just really wish they were more involved with me ), who will drive 4 hours for you,and who wouldn't go five minutes,and who would selflessy go out of their way to make you feel important at times like these,,I have been thanking God all day for my blessings and the people on this earth I can call my friends,family,and the people I love!
Yesterday was Keith's 29th birthday..although we don't have a ton of moola this year,we still had a great time! Here's the timeline :: Morning: Keith woke up to a HUGE breakfast of a big fat steak, over easy eggs,kiwi,cinnamon-sugar toast,and a big glass of milk. We all ate and then it was time for presents! He got 3 pairs of desperately needed dress sock from me and a nice new vandy-colored polo from Kruise and Noah..not much,but he was thrilled,,that's my hubby,so happy to have anything! Afernoon: Keith's idea of a great day is staying in his p.j.'s and playing his computer game with no interruptions,so that's exactly what we let him do! Me and wild-man played and took a nice long nap,for alot of he day,which I have to say, I didn't mind! Evening:I initially was going to make him his favorite,and not much received,dinner of hamburgers and homemade french fries, but decided at the last minute,dinner somewhere semi-nice downtown would be alot more special, especially considering we don't get to go out much,especially downtown,so I did some quick researching via the internet,and decided the old spaghetti factory would be our best bet..I got all dolled up, dressed up Kruise and did his hair, Keith put on his new polo , and we went out! We had a pretty good dinner, def. not "fine dining",but it was yummy, we have lots of leftovers,and the atmosphere was fun..Kruise loved all the lights and watching all the people running around on 2nd,he was full of it! We even got to see the late great "abe lincoln" lol..he was outside our parking garage signing autographs,,so weird Late Night: We came home, put Kruise to bed, and cuddled while Keith drifted off to watching Sex and the City:The Movie..I'll have to give him his last "present" at some point today,,we were too exhausted last night! lol! we sound so old! :) Early Morning:Keith finally got a piece of his birthday cake,,we completely forgot about it yesterday! I asked him what his favorite animal at the moment was,and he said a turtle,so he got a turtle birthday cake,and I have to say,it came out pretty cute for something I made on the fly! All in all,it was simple,but fun.and I hope Keify had fun on his last 20-something birthday! Now,Next year,that will be a different story!!! ill post pics soon!
Today, Kruise has learned something new,and I have to say,It is PRECIOUS! I had brought some of his stuffed animals downstairs to wash,and put them in the floor by the washer and dryer..Kruise walks over and picks out his elmo and gives him a kiss on the mouth and a BIG hug then carried him all over the house nestled up to his face calling him "babyyy",,,it was the CUTEST sweetest thing ever! It's times like that , that let you know you're doing something right! He also learned how to open the drawers in the hutch, put one of my flip-flops in each drawer, then shut them in it and laugh histerically..I will never have two shoes that match ever again!!
ughhhh,,i can tell it's going to be ANOTHER one of "those" days...I woke up with a horrible headache, Kruise threw his entire breakfast in the floor and thought it was hilarious, I decided to get out of the house and then remembered Keith is driving my car,and then get the news that scum of the earth collections agencies have been harrassing my family,like I'm not embarrassed enough..,I wish hubby could come home and spend time with me,maybe I wouldn't be so down today,but you've gotta work! He would probably just get aggrivated with me for being sad and not just "getting happy". I'm tired of being this person..I've never been unhappy,mopey,or depressed,,and now I am officially Debby Downer..I feel like there's a storm cloud constantly above my head....it will get better,it has too! Snap Out of It!!! I'm going to play with Kruise,,,he always makes me feel better,no matter what!
I am soooo sick of the way things are right now,,I have had it! I'm sick of having too many people crammed in one home,no one was meant to live this way! Families were NOT meant to share a household,I dont care what you say! Although it is only my mom, along with me,keith,kruise,and soon to be noah,it's still just SUFFOCATING me! I'm done with cleaning up constantly after 3 ADULTS , in addition to cleaning up after and taking care of my son. I'm sick of not having my own space, my furniture, my lawn and flowers,even my own holiday decorations,I still miss my home so much it hurts,even though it's been a year,,It hurts me that Kruise only got to spend 6 weeks in the nursery I worked on for months just for him to grow up in,,I'm tired of "people" slamming the door below our room, and Kruise's room, EVERY single morning and EVERY single night, no matter how many times I bring it up and waking us and our sleeping baby up,,I'm tired of "people" opening the loud ass garage door every morning at 6:30,that echoes through the whole house, just to walk through it to their car,that's parked outside,instead of using the front door! I hate that Noah doesn't have a special place to come home to,no room of his own,no nursery that I worked on tirelessly and put so much love into,just a bassinet,,a temporary place, just like us,,I hate that I have nowhere to put all his sweet little baby things, like with Kruise,instead i can only get necessity's so there's no clutter for the house to sell,,I feel like Noah is already not getting what he deserves,,already "less" than Kruise,this breaks me...I'm sick of seeing my beautiful things and comfy bed and furniture sitting all over the place in a dirty storage facility.I miss my porch swing and walking barefoot around my yard, imagining Kruise running and playing in our beatiful yard.,I tears me up to know these will be Kruise and Noah's memories,not in our family home full of love and our own traditions,, I'm mad I can't even do laundry when I want. I'm over being sad and crying without cause way too often. I hate that I'm so angry, when I know things could be alot worse, if we had no one to help us. I'm sick of things not ever getting better. I'm tired of being sick and tired, feeling desperate and poor,of having to rely on someone else for things as simple as shampoo..when will this misery end? How the hell did we get here, and how,if ever, will we climb back out of this black hole!? I see no end in the near future and it scares the hell out of me,,where is the light at the end of this tunnel? Lord help us! It' so hard to be positive in a time like this, and I can only fake it for so long,,,it felt good to let that out,,,thanks for opening the floodgates M :)
So today me and Kruise decided we didn't want to spend ANOTHER saturday hanging around the house, waiting for Keith to want to do something fun,so we had a mommy and baby day! Today was the last day of the consignment sale,and alot of things were 50% off,so we went to see if we could find him some books,toys,or whatever..we ended up getting three books that he loves for like $5, which is a killer deal if you have been children's book shopping lately! He's already "accidentally" destroyed two $20 books,and that was getting old quick! On the way to the consignment sale, I saw that H'ville was having it's annual lake fest, which I completely forgot about,and decided we would hit that on the way back,,,Initially, I was irritated, we had to park a couple miles away and walk in the 100 million percent humidity with the stupid umbrella stroller that i HATE because the handles are too short and it kills my back,then we get to where you pay to go in,and they charged me for Kruise! I was like "are you serious!? he's 14 months!" The guy said i did so whatever,i pay it,and go on my way..we did end up having fun though! We looked at all the boths and cool little things they had for sale, and I ended up buying Kruise a little glass turtle that a guy made in front of me,it was pretty neat,and got Noah an elephant,for a $1 apiece,I'm usually not into stuff like that, but they are adorable little clear ones that I can put away for them..we watched an Elvis impersonator perform, watched people canoe and ride jet-skiis on the lake, hung out with some ducks,ran around in the grass,played on the playground,got some free goodies from vendors (cloth shopping bags and stuff), I registered to vote and talked to some hilarious little jewish ladies, Kruise got to meet the horses the police ride around on and see a firetruck,and I got hit on by a fireman (woohoo,momma's still got it! lol) We probably would of stayed alot longer,but after 3 hours, we were getting pretty hot,thirsty,and Kruise was ready for a nap! So,we came back home and he passed out,,,I think that sounds like a good idea,actually,I'm off for a nap!
Today I watched the "sneak peek" or the Real Housewives of Atlanta,,those hoochies make me sick, but I'm sure I will still tune in every week,it's a sick addiction of mine,reality tv that is,,i think it makes up for my lack of a social life nowadays..I can't believe how unbelievably nieve these old women are! They married rich men and think that makes them "successful" women that worked hard for what they have..The one that irritated me to the point of posting a whole blog about a stupid show, was married to some NBA player, had just got finished building a 15,000 sq ft house,or something similiarly ridiculous, and was complaining about the challenges of being a "single" stay-at-home mom,because hubby traveled 6 days a week,only,during basketball season..what topped it off, is the woman had a "house manager", maids,a
nanny,governess,chef,etc. but, still had it so rough! What the heck does she do all day!? It's DEFINITELY not raising her children! UGH gag, make me sick! maybe someday I'll have to delete this blog when i become insanely wealthy and a complete snob..i can only hope! Hope I don't sound too bitter! ha!
Kruise was just so darn cute today, so I thought I would share a day in the life of my little man,,he is a one man comedy routine,,
So, I wake up this morning to him yelling "MAAAA MAAAA!" , I get out of bed and go in his room, met by the horible smell of baby poo and a big cheesy grin,, I asked him "Did you poop?" he laughs and said "I POOP!""POOP POOP POOP!" and continues to yell "POOP" the entire time I was changing him,, that will go over well in public :)
I bring him downstairs and put him in the living room to play, and ask him "Are you hungry?" He says "Hungry! Mmmmm!" and starts gnawing on his fingers,,since he was little bitty, everytime we give him a bite of something we say Mmmm, and he'll repeat it,so now when he's hungry he says "Mmmmm",,it amazes me how he already knows what these things mean and he's starting to link things to each other! I make him scrambled eggs and cut up some grapes,,he eats all the grapes,of course, first and then some of the eggs before he decides to start tossing them as far as he can across the room while saying "no no no" and shaking his head and laughing,then procedes to "wash" his hair with scrambled eggs,little booger, its so hard to keep a serious face with him when he's so funny,,,
I lay him down for his nap, and he dozes right off,,,about an hour later ( he usually sleeps for 3) I look on the video moniter to see him staring in the screen and pointing at it,,next thing you know he's throwing toys at it and knocks it off the changing table with a bear..he doesn't like to be spied on;) I get him out of bed and let him play in his room, of course the first thing he does is go and try and shut the door, i ran toward him like slow motion to try to stop him from smashing his fingers,but, it was too late...I picked him up and hugged him and kissed his fingers while he cried and screamed "bad!""NO NO NO" , he has never said bad! before so it made me giggle because he was yelling at the door, which made him giggle and we both giggled about nothing for a good ten minutes,,,poor thing has my ability to make anything funny,,,
Then we came back downstairs and he played while I was sitting on the couch,,he comes over to me, lifts my shirt over my belly and starts smacking it and saying "belby!" (i think its his combo of belly and baby), then runs off, pulling his shirt up over his face. We went to eat at CiCi's when keith got home and Kruise did his infamous "man roar" all through dinner and decided blowing raspberries with a mouth full of food is the best thing ever...that was a blast Now little man is passed out, storing up energy for the new adventures to come tomorrow,,wish us luck!
I am officially about to go to my very first consignment sale,,My friend called and told me that some rockin' deals on double strollers,and anything I can do to save $300 is good with me! I have to admit,I'm not uber excited to go...I imagine a place like goodwill,only worse,,people's junk thrown everywhere in some dark room, and the smell of mothballs in the air..hopefully it will exceed my expectations! Wish me luck in my money saving endeavor!
As you might have already figured, but I indeed enjoyed the consignment sale! I got SOO many good deals,, I got a brand new Graco double stroller- $60! , A video baby moniter with night vision and all that-$40 , A medela pump-in-style advance in the shoulder bag with all the extra goodies included!-$70! , A JJ Cole Bundle-Me Original- $15! An elmo chair for Kruise, that he is COMPLETELY in love with and laughs everytime he sits in it(precious)- $12! and a baby elmo dvd,that is too cute for words and teaches babies all kinds off stuff (think baby einstein)-$2! I'm still kinda weird about the clothes, I have a thing about the way used ones "feel", but I was still highly impressed with my findings! All in all, i give it 2 thumbs up! Now if they only had these things more than twice a year,,,,bummer....
I have officially been sucked into the world of blogging, which may be a very good thing,as I tend to have ALOT on my mind! Here it is,almost 2:30 in the morning, and I'm hanging out on the couch with the laptop on my preggo belly,watching Southpark..I miss the days of deep sleep,although my little man has been great about sleeping in until at least 9:30! I think he knows I'm in desperate need of sleep when I finally pass out,, I think I have pregnancy-induced insomnia,quite possibly, I did just make that up,but surely it exists,,I peek in on Keith and see him snoring away,must be nice,,,i would like to go pour water on him so he can be awake and suffer with me..how horrible is that!? well, i guess it's time for my third relaxing bubble bath of the night..just maybe it will work this time!