Thursday, September 24, 2009

One Fat Baby!

An Indonesian woman has given birth to an 8.7-kilogramme (19.2-pound) baby boy, the heaviest newborn ever recorded in the country, a doctor said. The baby boy is pictured here next to a baby of average size at a hospital in Medan, North Sumatra.

I love this picture---can you imagine giving birth to a 19.2lb baby???

Love it and had to share!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Jae's Crib has arrived!!!

When I found out we were having a baby girl I kind of panicked. I feel really comfortable dressing and decorating for a little boy---but a girl!!??! I am one of 4 kids--3 of which are girls--we LOVE our make up---and we LOVE our clothing---and YES we LOVE our purses---but "baby girl" stuff is different. What was her nursery going to look like???!!!?? We do apartment life in Uptown Dallas. Which means we help host events for the Uptown community. I am not complaining at all--we have a fabulous apartment--but how was I going to make this guest apt. bedroom feel like a cozy and sweet nursery. Plus---I am not what you call a "pink" girl---I bet I only own 2 pink garments. I really like bright vibrant colors in combo with darks. I basically love all fall colors on steroids! It took me about 3 weeks to find her bedding---I finally found it online! I had gone to every baby store---and all of their bedding sent me straight into a sad mood---I just didn't like it. I knew Dan wanted her to have "some" pink and I wanted something dark--so we compromised! Isn't that what marriage is about. ;) However the price was NOT what I was willing to pay. So I started researching even more--I knew this was what we wanted. I finally found it on eBay for $150.00 CHEAPER! The actual store had posted a few of the sets on eBay---and yes they were brand new! I was so excited--I had my husband bidding for me at work---he had his office call to congratulate me when we won! So I had the bedding---then I knew I wanted to do something funky with old antiqued frames. I found a bunch of cool frames at different Hobby Lobby's in the DFW area. They ranged in prices from $4 each to $10.00. Yep--a $200 frame for $10.00!!! Shhh--it's called the BACK of the store---it's all damaged goods for cheap! I also knew what kind of bed I wanted for her. Something dark and I didn't want it to drop down--and I wanted it to be able to transition from crib/day/twin (though we probably will just use it for all the babies). After looking for WEEKS/MONTHS for a good price--we found a set that I had wanted from day one at store that honors competitors! When we bought it they said it wouldn't be here until October 27th! I was so sad---but thrilled we got it for the price we wanted. I knew I could wait for what I really wanted. However--we received a call last Saturday that it came in early! We picked it up yesterday and Dan had it built by the time we went to bed! He is amazing!

I have been sick for about a week with an upper respiratory infection--that included a nasty nasty cough. I had no clue I was that sick--I knew Friday I didn't feel well---but thought it was just allergies. I worked Monday but Tuesday I knew I wasn't ok. After going into his office my OB had me go to the Baylor OB triage to make sure I didn't have H1N1 on Tuesday night. On a positive not we were able to hear Jae's heart beat for about 4 hours!! I was in a private "curtained" room between two women that were expecting and DID have the flu. I can't imagine --I immediately started praying for them and for Jae. I am so thankful that I do not have it. Now trying to protect me against the disease is tricky because every office I call on HAS had the FLU in their office at least once that week and most that day! Yuck!! Even wearing a mask doesn't prevent the particle size from entering the lung. I did cherish getting to go in my Ped's offices and seeing all the cute little chubby sick kids---now I am terrified of them! Please pray for Jae's protection and for my deicisons--I would NEVER want to put her at risk! I feel like the Lord has given us this most precious gift and we want to do all that we can to protect her. Just pray for my immunity and for the Lord's protection. My doctor had me out of contact with people for most of this week--just because my immune system was so low and I was super sick--I was in bed for 4 days all day. I took a double dosed Z-Pac (which I have a delayed rash allergy to) and it really helped me kick it! I will let you know if my face/neck rash actually shows up. Yesterday was the FIRST time this week I felt like getting dressed. So I begged Dan to take me out for just a few hours--you know--a girl needs to run errands!! But I had to be careful because I heard sneezing and coughing EVERYWHERE we were. I was a germ freak before---wait till you see me now! We dropped by his new office in Frisco, ate yummy Broc/cheese soup at Jason's Deli, did a few returns, and got our furniture! We were both BEAT by the time we got home---and I washed my hands and face like 10 times. We also have figured out an alternative closet situation for our little Jae. We were going to give her the guest room closet---but when my mom was in last she said "you know---this is a lot of room for Jae--maybe this should also house storage". What --combine my cute little girl's closet with storage--NO! Ha- I was against it at first--but then decided that was a brilliant idea! When you live in an apartment you get creative! Thanks mom!!! We will show you all of it once it's finished. Dan and I agreed that it has started to feel REAL ----we are going to have a baby!! I will be 26 weeks on Monday---and I can't wait to meet her! Enjoy the pics!

Dan painting! He was actually touching up----he had suprised me one day when I came home--he had painted my accent wall without me asking!!

This was the easiest part of the night--he just had to open the dresser/changing table and wha-la!

But then there was the crib---I would have quit! But oh no--my husband LOVES reading instructions and loves building---yes I know---I am BEYOND BLESSED!!!


And then there was my project......

At least I had a great view to do this.

He snuck a few pictures in.

These are some baskets that were in our bedroom but we felt they would do a better service in the nursery. Plus the espresso brown matched her furniture perfectly!

This is most of her bedding. I loved it! Also--yes those are butterfly wings AND a fish toy. Both of which her daddy wanted for her to have. How sad I thought--her ONLY toy thus far is a stuffed fish! But I love that he loves her so much to make sure she has what she needs. Even down to the fish toy--so they can relate! So cute!!

At the end of the day---the nursery has JUST begun....We will show the final result whenever that occurs. ;)

The Past Few Weeks..

The past few weeks have been quite full. I have included pictures from most of the events. First of all Dan transferred to the Frisco Campus to be a new Counselor for the Adult Ed students. He had a "going away" party that all of his department attended and they all said VERY sweet things about him (of course! He IS the best man on earth!). Then I participated in the Women's Expo in Dallas to get 30% at A Pea in a Pod. I did this so that I could save $100 off my pump--and other things that I wouldn't pay full price for! The next day we went to the Sarah and Pace's for Caiden's birthday party. We were only suppose to go for 2 hours after church---we ended up cancelling our plans and staying with them until about 9:30p.m.! We had such a great time and miss seeing them!! And for Labor Day we took off for Paris. We LOVE going to Paris with the family. A) I get to see y mom! B) Because we are always laughing C) Because who doesn't love small town Food!!!! D) We get to spend time with great friends. Enjoy the pics!

Dan's going away party--wish I got more pictures---there were about 30 staff members, a huge cake, and a lot of fun! And no--he didn't wear that tie to work--it was a joke.

After the Women's Expo event. I am smiling because I can't wait to use my 30% off!!!! I also met another drug rep that is due December 28th!

The Pea in a Pod women's expo event. We were all just hoping it would end as quickly as we had agreed to do it!

I was just thinking "when can I get out of here!!". But I have to admit --I loved getting to be around so many glowing soon-to-be mommas!

Caiden opening his presents.

Me with my niece Addison Elisabeth.

Sarah and Addie enjoying the sunshine after Caiden's b-day party.

Dan, Caiden, and Gray playing Star Wars/pirates/jaws in the front yard---Yes each 'little boy" has their own story line it seems---including Dan!

Dan Practicing with the Sling!

Dan and Gray holding up one of Caiden's gifts. You know they live on a real farm when he gets a coupon for CHICKENS as a present!

Eating cake with the kids---this is my personal view every time we eat with them. BUT--I also end up with one of them in my lap--just the way I like it!

Addie looking so cute! Notice to the bandaids on her leg---She is totally rockin' the Punky Brewster look!

Family and friends hanging out at Fish Tales Sunday night. Fish Tales is a fun fried fish restaurant. I love this porch---we all had a seat and enjoyed the cook weather.

Mom and Jami rocking on the porch.

Yep---that spider is what we ran into going out to our car after Fish Tales.

Mr. Taylor telling one of his fun stories---we could listen to him for hours---we love that family!

My Granddad's 78th b-day party.

Jami being a bad influence on our Granddad at his 78th birthday party.

Me and one of my most favorite people on earth. He is amazing--ask anyone!

Mom, Kerri (her best friend), and Jami at the dedication of the building.

This was a picture my brother took of me talking to my 3rd grade Sunday School Teacher--I loved her!!! She and her husband taught me how to memorize the books of the bible--and then if you did it---they took you to Pizza Hut!

Granddad greeting his old congregation---they all listened to him preach for 25 years!

The building dedication.

My sisters and mom---I love these women!

Granddad preaching.

He baptized this kid's dad and Grandfather over 20 years ago---and the boy wanted Granddad to also baptize him. Very cool.

Jami being---Jami.

Lightening hit one of the old Oak trees in my mom's front yard. We are praying it didn't kill it ;(. Cool picture though!

Yes--none other than my favorite Paris treat! Cheese on a Stick and fresh squeezed lemonade. Oh my word---this is heaven on earth. It's also Dan and Jami's favortie thing too!

Girls trip to Cheese on a Stick--while the rest of them practice their music---we have to get out of the house during this time. We can only handle so much piano and singing!