Monday, September 28, 2009


Do you ever look around and wonder how you are so blessed? I do everyday. When I watch my son do anything, I often wonder what I did to be so lucky to be his mommy (even when he is being a little toot!) When I think about the fact that I am able to stay at home with him everyday, I am amazed that things feel into place in such a way that allowed that to happen. When I am not tripping over baby toys because we were able to move into a bigger house, I thank God for allowing everything to happen at just the right time to allow us to move. And when I get to wake up next to my best friend everyday, I smile and am truly grateful to have him in my life. I have a wonderful family and great friends that are always there for me. I often pinch myself because everything seems to good to be true right now. I have a wonderful son and now I am having a precious little girl. My family is almost complete. I will have the perfect family I have always dreamed of. I wonderful husband, a son, and a daughter. I cannot imagine being anymore blessed.

Friday, September 25, 2009


I am thrilled that Noah has finally started talking and picks up new words everyday. But with the new English words he picks up, he also picks up words in Noah language. He gets very frustrated with me when I do not understand what they mean. I have learned to distinguish some of the words, but he sat here this morning desperately trying to tell me something. I watched as his little face got more and more agitated as I could not decipher what in the world he was saying. Luckily something funny happened on Nemo and he was completely distracted from speaking his gibberish. I need an Noah to English dictionary!!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

TCU football

Noah went to his first football game and tailgate yesterday. He loved it! The first thing he did when we got there was to pull up his little camp chair right in front of the tv and watch some football! He watched for a while and then he as all about the food and talking to everyone there.

There was a ball game set up that the kids really enjoyed playing with.

After tailgating for a little over two hours, we went to the game. Noah was so excited to see football up close and personal. He loves to watch it on tv, but he thought it was really cool to see it live. He had a great time dancing to the band music and cheering for the Frogs. He has learned to say Go Frogs and do their little hand signal. It was really cute! He had a great time and I can't wait to take him to another game. My mom bought him a glow in the dark football that he slept with last night! We couldn't get it away from him! :) Here are a few more pictures from yesterday.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Why is money so much more important than students and employees?

Toby went to get his flu shot today, and I asked to to find out the policy on notification of the swine flu. He was told that his district is not informing parents, students, or teachers about the swine flu. I am assuming it is b/c they don't want a bunch of people out b/c they would lose money. So now, we are just going to have to act like every sick child at Toby's school could have it. I am so worried about catching it or Noah catching it. Toby is pretty healthy, so if he caught it hopefully his case would be mild but you never know. But with Noah having asthma and me being pregnant, we cannot afford to get it. I am still undecided about the shot for myself. I don't think there has been enough research. I asked Noah's dr about it today and he really wants him to get it. I am not sure if I will get it for him either. I am hoping maybe if Toby gets the shot, stays very clean, and we don't go many places, maybe we will be okay. Here's hoping.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

UGH! Why can't people do their jobs?!?

After the energy bill this morning, I went to check my online bank statement. JcPenney had pulled out the money for the dresser on Sunday, over drafted my account (b/c it wasn't supposed to come out until the 19th), and sent me racing around to transfer money. I get on there today and the money has been put back in. I called JcPenney and they tell me that first they put it in as pending, and then take it back, and then go back later and send it through again. So right now I have over $500 in my account that shouldn't be there, and I have no idea when it is going to come out again. When I talked to lady on the phone, she said they already have the money and the dresser is being shipped. Yet, the money is still in my account and there are no items pending. SO, am I getting a free dresser or will random money be pulled out of my account at some later date over drafting me again? Frustrating!!!

Can I pull my hair out now?

My electricity company is driving me nuts! They have messed up my bill so many times. So I get a bill this month for $5.76. I should be happy! But the last time this happened, they came back three weeks later saying that I now owed them $300 one week and my regular bill of $295 the next week. And even though it was their mix up, they would not grant me any extra time to come up with the almost $600 they wanted within a week of each other. So while I am hopeful that maybe we will get a break this month, I will be holding my breath and waiting for that other bill to come in a couple of months!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Good appt.

I had my appt. today with my OB and so far everything is great! Blood pressure is stable and no protein in my urine. That nasty pre eclampsia needs to stay away! :) I also got a flu shot for the first time in my life. He wants me to get a swine flu shot next time, but I think I am going to decline it. There has just not been enough research done for my peace of mind. Next appt. I get to see my little one on the sono. The dr could not get a good view of the four chambers of the heart, so I get to have another one. I also get to take another glucose test. Fun times! But I am so glad that this dr is watching me very closely. I also found out that my insurance company drug their feet in getting my benefits to my new dr. They waited until after Sept. 1 so that I now have another $500 deductible that has not been met at all. If they would have run it when they were supposed to, my entire deductible would have been met! So frustrating. I am enjoying every moment of pregnancy as it will be my last. (Unless I can convince Toby of something different! :) )

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Good days lately

Finally, Noah's asthma seems to be better. Fingers crossed that it stays that way! Noah is talking all of the time now. I can't believe I was ever worried! He is quite the chatter box. I am sure people at Walmart think I am nuts. b/c I carry on very random conversations with my 2 year old complete with hand motions and sound effects! :) His terrible twos seem to be calming down quite a bit! (I wonder if I should even say that for fear of jinxing myself!) We are starting to get into the swing of Toby being back at work, although he has been gone all day several times already which makes it a little harder. Noah likes to see his daddy and being around 6 months pregnant and chasing a toddler can sometimes get to me if I have to do it all day. But overall, life is going well right now. Toby got the green light from both eye specialists until Dec. That is the longest we have ever been able to go. Yea! Other than that, not too much going on. We are very excited to meet Madeline and we are trying to get ready for her arrival. So far so good in regard to the pregnancy. We are very hopeful that I will not have any complications this time!