Links to Amazon are affiliate links.

Zach's 27th Birthday: Part 2

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Saturday (August 6th) I got up with Kye and let Zach sleep and together Kye and I went and picked up Chick-Fil-A for breakfast. Kye was PUMPED about the whole thing because we've never gotten it take out before and we've never gotten breakfast together like that. He wanted "chicken nuggets" so I got him the mini chicken biscuits and they were a hit. I actually screwed up my order and thought I was getting one pack of three biscuits, but actually ordered three packs. I dropped one off at Mom's for her to have for breakfast and Kye ate the other two . Oink oink! Here's a video of him so proud of his breakfast! this made me laugh super hard - gotta love an accidental picture moment ;) great way to start his birthday morning My big plan for our family morning celebration was not very big at all. I figured we'd hang out, enjoy our breakfast, and watch some of Zach's old football games. I know that sounds lame...but I KNEW that Zach would enjoy that. He lov

Scary Morning

Monday, August 29, 2011

I had a tough time falling asleep last night because my mind kept wandering back to my dream the night before . I laid in bed just feeling Blitzen move and enjoyed putting my hand on the parts I could tell were him or her pushing against me. I tried to envision it being a little hand or foot that I was feeling and it was nice to think about connecting with my baby in a physical way. I didn't have another nightmare, which I'm thankful for.  This morning was a rush as Kye had school. While I was getting ready I peed and when I wiped I saw a little pink on the toilet paper. Not bright red, not bloody. But enough to where it was real spotting. I wiped two more times and it showed up both times. I started crying right away just thinking about that dream and thinking something was wrong. I'm too far along for that to be normal right? I got on Google and then wish I hadn't. I stopped reading it right away because anything I saw said at this point seeing any blood didn't

Vivid Nightmares

Sunday, August 28, 2011

One of my earliest memories as a child is a nightmare. I'm inside a huge toy store, over-filled with stuffed animals (yes, I was "that girl" who slept with a 1,000 stuffed animals surrounding me at night). My parents and brother left the store and they got locked out when the store closed so I was trapped inside of it. I roamed the aisles and a HUGE stuffed gorilla was hanging from the ceiling above me. I can still see the orange carpet on the store floor and the gorillas eyes as they popped open. He jumped down and began to chase me around the store. It was horrifying for me and it's a reoccurring nightmare I'd have for years. I have always had vivid dreams. If they are good then it can make my whole next day happy as I can easily recall the happiness I felt during the dream. However,when they are bad they tend to stick with me even worse. I have regular vivid nightmares. Some are ones that I have over and over and others I'll only have once. Many times it

25 Weeks Pregnant

Friday, August 26, 2011

I don't know if any of you are Big Brother fans...but if you are then you KNOW how depressed I am this morning!!!! It's another end of Jeff and Jordan and this time it was much more depressing than the first time around. I'm hoping that CBS will come up with another show for him to be on (he's already done BB twice, The Amazing Race, and an online only show where he traveled around the world with no money). Me and America love us some Jeff!!! Anyways...back to my pregnancy...you didn't come here for a rant about reality television ;) Baby Size: From head to heals Blitzen is measuring about 13 1/2 inches and is weighing close to a pound and a half (the size of a rutabaga). If he or she is going to be born with hair then it's starting to really show now and if we could see him or her then we could probably even be able to tell the color. Blitzen is also starting to get some baby fat on those bones and will continue to look more and more like a newborn each w

Zach's 27th Birthday: Part 1

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Zach's birthday kinda crept up on all of us this year. I usually am done shopping for him in July but I had barely even started in July this year...even Zach didn't know what to ask for! It's just been a busy time in our lives especially for Zach with work. It's a blessing but it's easy to get so caught up in all of that stuff that we forget about big, important events like his birth ! This year his legit birthday fell on a Sunday so we decided to celebrate it with Mom that Friday night, our little family that Saturday morning, and his family on Sunday after church. On Friday Kye and I worked hard baking a cake for Daddy. I LOVE that Kye is at an age where's he starting to "get it" and understood that the cake was for Daddy's birthday... here's a video of him "reading" the candy letters we got! Mr. Monkey helped us in our baking efforts Kye's favorite job every time we bake together is the taste testing... ...he's a PRO

Do you have a Primary Care Physician???

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

For as long as I can remember anytime a form asked for my "primary care physician" I've always put my OBGYN. I am very good about going to my yearly check-ups and thought I was on top of my health check game. I thought a yearly physical was done at the OBGYN and that they were my dr. I never even knew I should have another one! Now that Kye has started school he's brought home lots of cute artwork...but also some germs that we aren't used to in our home. While Kye's 100% fine...Zach and I feel horrible. I woke up yesterday feeling sick but not where I had to stay in the bed all day. This morning I woke up feeling hardcore sick. I had a 100 degree temp and decided to call Southern OB on my way to take Kye to school. I called them right when they opened and the girl who answered told me another nurse would be calling me back. I went ahead and drove up there since I was already out and figured I could just run in and be seen by someone really quick. When the

Kye's First Time Bowling

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

It probably is not a big shocker that I'm not very into bowling. I can probably count the number of times I've been bowling on one hand! When I have gone bowling I'm great at keeping score, watching, and just visiting with whoever isn't playing. Trey is Zach's cousin and is living with Mr. Rusty and Mrs. Charlotte while he finishes up high school and for his 17th birthday they planned a bowling party for him. It was so thoughtful of Mrs. Charlotte as Trey really likes to bowl so we didn't want to disappoint him! Colt bowling like a pro Kye's first time! Payton was all smiles Mrs. Charlotte kinda took over the bowling helper of the evening and I just watched, it's what I do best. Daddy helping bowling all by himself keeping score Another thing that is probably not shocking is that Zach is a very good bowler. He took bowling class in college (typical football player right?!?!) three different times and was the class champion twice. I'm telling yo

Casey's Proposal Story

Monday, August 22, 2011

I knew if I wrote my version of Casey and Jordan's proposal that it would get her to write hers and here it is :)  Anyone who has been close to me in the last few months knows how badly I have wanted to be engaged. NO I am not one of those girls that is dying to get married, but Jordan and I both have know for awhile that we were the ones for each other and it makes so so much sense for our lives for us to be married! LIke Emily said in her entry tensions were running high the night before the proposal day. I actually thought something was going to happen that night, and when it didn’t I was even more upset! Emily for sure added fuel to the fire because we talked about it the whole night! (really funny now…such a schemer) Needless to say I was planning on being mad a Jordan all day Saturday, until I woke up... Jordan left early in the morning. I was not sure where he went but I figured he was going to get breakfast and cheer me up, since I was upset the night before. I got o
Copyright © 2008-2018 The Journey of Parenthood...
Web Savvy Designs. Out of the FlyBird's Box.