Monday, July 28, 2008

Mother Nature...sheesh

Well...we are NOT going camping :(.

Last night, after traveling to Lubbock & being COMPLETELY packed, spending over 150$ on food, another 100$ on supplies, we learned we will not be camping this week.

One of my parent's friends called to tell him that he was IN Ruidoso and the town had been flooded. The cute river, Rio ruidoso (noisy river), had been flooded by the hurricane storm that swept through mexico, far west texas and now New Mexico. 500 people had to be evacuated and 2 were missing. The campgrounds are probably demolished & I'm sure the river made new paths. The river rarely floods, but every 20 years or so, it does & does great damage. The river is the one that is about 10 feet from where we put our tent every year.

THANK GOD we were NOT THERE when it flooded. I can't imagine what we would have done. We would have lost a lot of supplies and who knows what else.

Sucky thing is that we won't be going next year because camping isn't fun with a kiddo who can't walk...and Natalie will be around 7 or 8 months old. Who knows...maybe we'll go stay in a cabin. FOR SURE we are going in 2010. URGHHHHHH....

Fun note...we're going to Austin instead! Thanks Auntie Suzanne!!!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Going Camping

Well friends & family...I'm doing something I never imagined at this stage in my pregnancy!!

I'm going camping. I'm 6.5 mos pregnant and have a one year old. We are staying in a tent. It is 7-8 hours away. WOW!

If you know me, you know I LOVE camping! We love to rough it and we've been doing it since I was about 2. Some of my all time favorite memories are from Ruidoso, New Mexico's Mescelero Indian Reservation. My grandparents went there on their honeymoon & took my aunts & uncles almost every year as they grew up also. They even knew the chief! (or one of them).

Justin and I started going to Ruidoso when we were dating & went every year until last year. Cole was too little. This will be Cole's first time. I'm worried about all the cuts & scrapes he will get...worried he will fall in the water...worried a bear will get him...typical Janet worries!! I think Cole will be staying my parent's trailer. JP & I will have to have separate air mattresses...I must be comfy! Luckily it will be no higher than the 70s there. I CAN"T WAIT!!!

Hopefully he'll love it just as much as I did when I was little!!! I will be sure to post pics when we return!!!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Help me decorate Natalie's Room!

Blog readers...I need help!

The school year is rapidly approaching (and I'll probably have this chick in about 13-15 weeks) I need to get decorating!

I need help with the following:

1. Paint color (only one color please & no pink)

2. Wall decorations

3. Floor rugs

4. any thing else

Here's what will be IN the room...
1. white crib

2. white dresser

3. white (if i paint it) changing table

4. pretty brown rocker/glider & ottoman

5. White letters spelling "Natalie"

Your help is GREATLY Appreciated!! (below are pics of the bedding! It's kiwi green/lime & BRIGHT pink!)

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Amber had the baby!

My cousin Amber had her baby yesterday!

We were BFF growing up. She had a girl and I'm HAVING a girl :)

After 14 weeks of Taylor trying to come early...she arrived the day before her due date! I can't wait to see her, and more importantly...I can't wait for her little cousin Natalie to see her!

I love babies!!!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Afton's Wedding

What a great couple!!

I have LOVED Patrick since I met him...he is sooo sweet & just a perfect match for Afton (although he's a few inches shorter...hehe...who am I to talk about height difference!)

At the rehearsel (Gardski's), Patrick's dad told of the day A & P got engaged. Pat proposed, Afton said yes, and then they prayed. Wow...their faith from day one has always amazed me.

The wedding sermon by Father Tim was one of the best I've ever heard him give. They were one of the only couple's he's done a wedding for that wrote in the margins as to why they chose the scriptures they did. He shared their notes during the sermon. Again...unending faith & love for eachother. In his words, "They did not enter this union haphazardly". They have prayed & loved eacother to reach this point.

Afton was just gorgeous (of course). Jess was the Maid of Honor & was amazingly beautiful as well!! Poor Amber couldn't make it, but gave a wonderful speech via video at the reception (Frazier Alumni Pavilion at Tech).

Over all...great times! Have fun in Jamaica kiddos!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

23.5 week appt.

Weight: 123 (total weight gain...11 lbs)
Baby heartrate: 170! (WOW! she kicked the stethoscope thing)

Good news: ultrasound at 20 weeks shows baby looks GREAT...forming on schedule...perfect

bad news: The placenta is low. It is NOT Placenta Previa YET (where it covers the cervix). If it is, I can NOT deliver vaginally. He thinks it'll move (about 90% chance). If it gets worse, he'll have restrictions on me. Not sure what restrictions...he mentioned no hanky panky. I told him just to give me that restriction in writing now anyway...haha.

Cool news in light of bad news: I get another ultrasound!! YAY! At the next appointment we will schedule it for 28-30 weeks. I'm glad just so I can make sure she's still a girl!