Saturday, October 31, 2009

We See PINK!

Our ultrasound yesterday confirmed IT'S A GIRL!!

Kaylon will be a big brother to a new baby sister!

Girl parts

She crossed her legs and waved to us through the whole ultrasound



It was just Mommy, Daddy, and Big Brother Kaylon in the ultrasound room this time, a special moment for our little growing family to share. The news was mostly spread by telephone and text messages. Our doctor's visit went well. The bottom number of my blood pressure seems to be steadily creeping up (which is a sign of chronic hypertension; in other words it is not caused by the pregnancy.) The anatomy scan we had was not able to show all her internal organs and determined a gestational range of 18weeks and 3 days (which is a little small) so we will be repeating it in 3 weeks. Dr. Boswell said there was no cause for concern with this either, that sometimes babies wiggle just right where the ultrasound can not get a good read on all the important stuff. All in all, everything looks good, but we will be keeping a close eye on things.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Houston Zoo Boo

We had a great time. It has been so long since I have been to the zoo. It is nothing like i remembered. The scenery there is just beautiful. It was a little hectic with all of the people there but we lucked out with the weather. We could not have asked for a more beautiful day. Unfortunately Ryan could not join us, but Grammy Toni, Jenna, and Kinzie made the trip with us. Here are a few pictures from the day.

Me and My Monkey
(Hello pregnant belly!)

We attempted to take advantage of all the beautiful scenery and snap some pictures, but Kaylon wasn't feeling it. He is definitely a people watcher like his Mommy and of course there was plenty to look at with all the kiddo's running around in their Halloween costumes. Never the less, to see more pictures of our adventure at the Zoo click here.

Side bar about one of our animal encounters:

We walked up to a cage, paying no attention to what was in the cage of course, but I turned around and this is what I saw...

Freaky right. It was totally creepy. Perfect for Halloween. I snapped the shot, made some loud comment about his weird eyes and how that must be why they can see so well at night and laughing. I looked back and saw this....I swear...If there had not been a cage between us...I would have been dinner! I only thought his eyes were open before. Of course I backed us up slowly and left Mr. Grouchy Vulture Bird guy alone!

Thursday, October 15, 2009


There is a blog that I have been following for the past month or so. I have no ties to this family but found it through my sister-in-law's blog and have been following it ever since. This is a family where Sara was diagnosed with Breast cancer, received chemotherapy during her pregnancy and was put on bed rest. Their beautiful baby Chloe was born 6 weeks early and spent some time in NICU. Sara was able to spend 2 day's at home with Chloe before she began to seize and ultimately become brain dead a week later. Sara passed away before her baby was 3 weeks old and just a few day's before her 30th birthday. The blog is maintained by her husband Brady. He showcases an amazing testament to faith, love, and overcoming. Truly a beautiful and inspirational story despite the darkness. Click here to check in on them.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A few facts about us

-We said “I do” on October 13, 2007 at 6 o’clock in the evening.
-We were engaged for 16 months before we got married.
-We were together for 5 years before we got engaged.
-We have been together for 8 years total.
-We bought our 1st “house” in October 2004 (1 ½ years before we got engaged)
-We bought our house in Crosby in March 2007 (7 months before we got married)
-We still haven’t sold our 1st house.
-Our 1st valentines day as a married couple we found out we were pregnant with twins.
-We lived together in Mississippi for 6 months before the baby was born.
-5 days before I left to meet Ryan in MS we found out we were no longer having twins, but one - healthy beautiful baby.
-We both “forgot” our 1st anniversary because we were sleep deprived at home with our newborn
-Our son turned one 3 weeks ago.
-We are currently pregnant with our second child.
-Today is our second wedding anniversary.

To the my husband that I love so very much,
Thank you for being you. Thank you for choosing me.
Happy Anniversary

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Katy Rice Harvest Festival 2009

We had lots of family fun, and were glad to spend some time with GG . I got lots of great ideas for new sewing adventures, so I am very excited! Kaylon received his first face painting and handled it very well. We had snow cones, ginormous corn dogs, nachos, and of course we couldn't leave without some funnel cake. It was totally worth it!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Ok, so back at the end of August I was getting Kaylon ready for bed when I noticed his fingers were swollen and puffy like they had been burned.
I knew I had been cooking in the oven that night, but he never cried or carried on that his fingers were hurt. I did recall at one point he fussed a little bit, but I picked him up and he was fine. Since the burn situation I have done what any good mother would do. I have purchased and installed lock harness to the oven door and to the drawer underneath.

That is all I know to do. Well, dun dun dun...last night I was cooking in the oven and I was sacking up the trash when Kaylon let out a gut wrenching scream. I turned around and he was in the middle of the kitchen standing there loosing his mind. I had no idea what was wrong so I checked him all over. I took his clothes off even his diaper and found nothing. All the while he is still screaming. Then I noticed his same little finger ( which had barely healed, the skin was still pink and soft) starting to bubble up again just like before.

I immediately filled a cup with water and ice and stuck his hand in it. It must have helped because he stopped crying. While I let him play in the ice water I went to investigate the stove. I put my hands every where. It was warm to the touch but no where was it hot enough to burn him like that. The only thing I can think is that his little fingers can wiggle their way into the small gap between the bottom of the oven door and the drawer below. I couldn't tell if it was hot because my fingers wouldn't fit. I have no idea what to do about the stove situation. We tell him "no" and "hot" every chance we get. Maybe we need to get a full size guard to cover the oven when in use or something, because apparently it becomes irresistible when its hot. Wish us luck that our parenting know how will figure this one out!