Thursday, January 21, 2010

A new OB for me (and new prego pic)

Here are some quick, or not so quick, updates on our family 

My pregnancy

I decided to switch OB's to another Dr.. in the office. There were a few things that occurred that really ticked me off, and made me feel uneasy. A few friends suggested I switched doctor's so my experience would be better! I know I'm just a job and this is all routine to them, BUT this is MY experience and my appointments are MY time! I feel like I have to push down doors for communication and my phone calls are never returned. 

The most recent thing occurred during my last ultrasound where they noticed a ... we'll call it, "placenta issue". The dr. doing the ultrasound said my OB would talk to me about it and let me know when to schedule another ultrasound so they could "watch it". my next appointment my dr. apparently didn't read my chart or something, because she didnt say anything. 

Here I am reading on the internet information, and freaking out about the possibilities; and my doctor just doesn't say anything! I obviously am a big girl and took it upon myself to bring it up, but she still didnt tell me when to schedule the next ultrasound with the other dr. So I called and scheduled it myself. (it's on Feb.4th by the way!)

That's not a huge thing, but it's a thing. We also had a possible outbreak of fifth's disease with one of my babies at work, and I called twice asking if I needed a blood test and never received a phone call back. Come on people! It's like I'm forgotten every appointment, and have to remind my doctor who I am. 

I've just heard too many great experiences from my friends and want the same thing for me!

Other than that, I"m feeling great! I feel normal, but with a growing belly. I still haven't been able to take prenatal's since I get sick every time I take them. I've been taking flintstones and getting extra calcium to supplement. I actually tried to take a pill last night and got sick. What's the deal?!
22 weeks
So we're going to register next weekend, and I"m super excited! We're borrowing a bassinet from a friend, so the baby will be in our room the first few months (because right now there's no where else for the little guy to go, until we move!) We're getting a crib and bedding, but we wont put it up until we're in the next house. 

Here's what we've picked (this is the ONLY bedding I've found that both Edwin and I like, AND that's not $500)
Family Updates

Kade has strep throat. Lovely. Im about to take Kai to the doctor for him to get tested too! Let's just hope the whole family doesn't get it! Kade will turn TWELVE next week! Can you believe it?! Oh my. Im very thankful he's not too interested in girls yet, but that can all change next year! He didn't get to play basketball this year (which I dont think really bothered him too much), so he's looking forward to baseball season and football next year! 

Keira is learning a ton in PreK and kisses my belly all the time. Her hair is growing like crazy too! Her newest thing is to take guitar lessons and play basketball. I guess dance just wasn't her thing!

Kai is a super great reader and does really well in school. He's looking forward to baseball, and I think secretly he has a passion for music. I think when he's older he'll end up taking on an instrument or something! We've explained that he can take music lessons or piano lessons, but I think he's afraid to try something new right now. 

My brother and sister in law are receiving a 5 day old baby today, through the foster system! Im so excited for them! They have a 5 year old and a 3 year old (Ethan and Adelaide). The Judy's and Twitty's keep expanding! My parents are becoming instant grandparents again!


That's it folks

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Christmas pictures revised

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Opening stockings First
The big present for the boys; an X box and games

The mess

Keira with her Fancy Nancy Shoes, and pup in a purse!

And some pictures from our time in Dallas...

Hubby and Keira about to open stockings
Papa Judy, my daddio, and Kai reading cards
Edwin and Keira
Kade opening his I Pod Touch! I have seriously never seen him squeal as much as he did!

Kai playing with his little men. It's his favorite thing to do!
Keira loving on her giant doll from Great Grandpa. He unexpectedly passed away on Christmas Eve
The boys burning stuff

Keira and Adelaide cozy on the couch
Ethan and Kai playing with their Star Wars tanks; under the piano
The Twitty's
Crazy shot
Crazy family (minus my sister in law; Heidi)
 Family picture after my grandpa's funeral
We do a lot of crazy shots; its for the kids, ya know?!
Hope ya'll had a great Christmas and New Year! Ours was filled with joy and sorrow, but we were surrounded by family whom we love, and it was a blessed time.