Monday, December 31, 2007

A Date?

So, my parents are in town. So yesterday, Luke and I went to get groceries without Tyson. Can we consider that a date? It was so nice to not have him with us.
I guess I should fill you in on our grocery store trips. Tyson will not sit in the cart seats. He sometimes will sit in the back of the cart while he is eating a snack. He usually walks/runs through the store. So, we are constantly saying, "Tyson wait for us." "Tyson slow down." "Tyson this way." "Tyson come back."
He has been doing so much better the last few times that we have gone grocery shopping. I found out that he loves to get the groceries off the shelf and put them into the cart. (I try very hard to think of things for him to help with because he is a big helper!)
So, you can see why it seemed like we were on a date to Walmart. We only had our quiet, sleeping baby with us.
Actually, I think we are going to be going on a date this week while my parents are here. Have to take advantage of the free help while it's here volunteering.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Talk about a frustrating experience!!

So, yesterday Keely had her first Doctor's appointment. Tyson's doctor doesn't take children until they are 1 so we had to find a different doctor. I had never been to the office and I printed the map off of yahoo maps. The secretary didn't say anything about us having a difficult time finding their off my mom and I went to the doctor (oh yeah, my parents arrived early early yesterday morning and are here for 9 days!). Keely's doctor works in a clinic from OU (University of Oklahoma) Children's Hospital. Anyway, I followed the directions that were printed off and found the OU medical complex and drove and drove and drove. We couldn't find the right clinic. So, we were going to be early for the appointment so that I could fill out new patient paperwork.
After driving around for quite a while, I called home to get the phone number for the clinic (My pregnant brain had forgotten it.). So, I called them and they told me where to park and where the clinic was. We got out of the car and began our way to the office and walked to one and then another building. Finally someone asked us if they could help us. They directed us towards the children's hospital. We walked through this tunnel across the road and made our way into the hospital.
Long story short, this hospital has three different towers; we entered at the wrong one. There are only about 3 clinics that are being used anymore and the rest of this big hospital is empty. Therefore, there were hardly any people anywhere to ask where to go. We finally found it with a lot of help from a few people (each person seemed to get us a little bit closer).
We ended up being 1/2 hour late...but they thankfully were still able to get us in.
Meanwhile, the whole time I am almost in tears because of lack of sleep and everything else that happens to you when you have just had a baby.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

9 Days Old

Here are some new pictures of our new addition.

Tyson LOVES his new little sister.

My baby is growing up. She is already so much more aware. She has long periods of awake time. And she is changing every day.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

I have 2 kids??

Sometimes it is still hard to believe that I have 2 children. Keely is already 5 days old and I have already been sad about how fast she is going to grow up.

Keely is a VERY content baby. She is doing 3.5-4.5 hours through the night...which now I just need to sleep. (For some reason, I have been having a hard time sleeping...I wouldn't think that would be possible when all I need is some more sleep!) She really doesn't care when she is wet or poopy. She doesn't care even if she has leaked out. She doesn't cry much at all, only when she is hungry (if I am taking too long to feed her). When she wakes up through the night to eat, she just grunts and makes a lot of noise.

Here's an update on the week...
We came home on Tuesday.
On Wednesday I had to go to the emergency room to have a vein checked out to make sure I didn't have a clot. I cried almost the whole time I was in the emergency got worse when everyone asked if I was okay. (LACK OF SLEEP!!)
On Thursday, we tried to do some relaxing at home...since I found out that I over did it on Wednesday. (Me overdue it?)
On Friday, Luke's parents arrived. with Tyson!! Grandparents are very helpful. (My parents come next week!)
Friday night we went to a Christmas party for Church. It was very NICE to get out of the house.

Tyson has done fairly well adjusting. I am so glad that he isn't taking anything out on Keely. He gets upset very easily with Luke and I, but not his sister. He loves her. He loves to hold her. He loves to kiss her. He loves to point out all her features and tells everyone about her nose and eyes and ears.

Monday, December 17, 2007


YEAH!!! My beautiful baby girl is here! She was 7lbs 6.1 oz. 19 1/2 inches long. She is just precious. She is (as of now) a very content baby. She is doing great nursing and she takes a pacifier too.
I did it naturally. Didn't know if I would make it at the end, but I am so glad that I didn't get any drugs. My recovery time has been so much faster without drugs and Keely was so aware. She was up for 1.5 hours after she entered the world and was just taking it all in.
It is so good to have her here! We get to go home tomorrow if everything continues to go well!
Here she is!!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Just Thought...

I would blog to pass the time.
I have slept a total of 30 minutes tonight so far. Well maybe that's a lie (I might have dozed off a few times). This is the first time that I am not laying down besides going to the bathroom a million times. So, I have been resting.
After it took me a long time to fall asleep, I slept for 30 minutes before being awoken by Keely. Keely has never woken me up during the night besides early morning (like 7:00am). She bounced around in my stomach for about 1 1/2 hours before she went back to sleep. And all the while I was having contractions.
I have been having contractions basically since I went to bed, some of them as close as 5 minutes apart and if I am remembering correctly the furthest one apart has been 16 minutes. So, not much time to sleep in between before I get awoken again.
I am definitely ready to just have Keely!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

The Waiting Game

We are playing the waiting game! I woke up this morning at 4:15 with a contraction and after that had a hard time going back to sleep. I ended up getting out of bed at shortly after 5:00 noticing that my contractions were coming fairly close and I was having back labor with each contraction (not comfortable to lay down with). So, I timed my contractions for 2+ hours. I started out having them every 6 minutes. After a half hour they decreased to every 4 minutes. I woke up Luke and we got ready for the day and finished packing the last minute things. I had contractions every 4 minutes for about 1 hour. Then after that hour they started getting further apart...7 minutes...9 minutes...11 minutes...ahhhhh!!!!!
I have still been having contractions all day, but they are 2 sometimes a few more in an hour.
She will be here sooner than later. It is just hard sitting around waiting, when we thought we were going to be meeting our little girl earlier today!

Friday, December 14, 2007


I went for my last doctor's appointment today. My doctor did an ultrasound in the room to make sure that Keely was still head down and to check her size, since we are inducing next Tuesday. Well, she is still definitely head down! Very very down!! Her measurements were good. She is measuring about 1/2 week ahead in everything. Her head and her stomach are measuring into the 39th week. My doctor then said that she is very happy that she is inducing me early. Keely is weighing about 7lbs 4oz. So, if she stays in another 4 days she could be pushing 8lbs, 12 days early!
I am 70% effaced and almost 3cm dilated. So, she could come still before Tuesday, but we will see.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Another Storm's a Brewing!

So, here we are in cold Oklahoma. It was supposed to start warming up today, but instead it is snowing. Most of the ice melted off the trees, buildings,power lines, etc. yesterday, which is very good! (Please be praying for those across Oklahoma that still don't have power. Luckily there are emergency shelters available.) It is supposed to be a little bit warmer tomorrow and the weekend was supposed to be too but...
...Now we are expecting a second winter storm to move in. This is supposed to be producing only snow. The bulk of the storm is supposed to hit central Oklahoma (where we live) and we could get 4+ inches of snow. I personally am glad that it is supposed to be snow instead of freezing rain.

6 days or less!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Another Day in the Dark

Actually, thankfully it was only 4 hours this afternoon/early evening.
If you are a news watcher, I am sure you have seen that Oklahoma made the news. I guess we have gotten about 1 inch of freezing rain over the last couple of days. Thankfully today it didn't just rained all day. The forecast still says that we are supposed to have a freeze tonight which would make the roads very bad again. There are still trees breaking every where because the ice hasn't thawed off of everything because it is barely above freezing.
I wish I had pictures of the trees and plants because they are beautiful. The two times I went out, I didn't have the camera with me. So, these pictures are brought to you courtesy of OKC News Channel 9.

Monday, December 10, 2007

We Have Power

So we are still having horrible weather. We lost power at 3:00am this morning and it came back on this evening at 5:40pm. Luckily the west side of campus had power so we headed over to the student center this morning after getting ready. We were over there (and ate lunch there) until Tyson's naptime. We headed back and all got tucked in.
The Dean of students found homes for the married students with children. So, we were waiting to get the map to the people's home and all of a sudden the power came back on! YEAH!!!
After 1/2 hour the lights flickered a few times. But luckily, as of right now, we still have power.
We are still supposed to be getting freezing rain over the next couple of days. But, during the day it is warming up and by Wednesday night it isn't supposed to be freezing anymore.
Wow, we take so many things for granted in our world!

Sunday, December 9, 2007


We are stuck inside today. The whole state of Oklahoma has been hit with a winter storm. Not just snow (actually we haven't seen any snow yet.) The moisture that is falling is in the form of sleet and freezing rain. It is very cold too, this morning it was 21 and felt like 11 and it really hasn't warmed up that much since then. Luckily we still have electricity! This freezing rain might continue to fall off and on all the way into Wednesday. So, hopefully we don't have to get to the hospital in this because the roads are dangerous, covered with ice.

Finally more pictures! These are all of me at 37 weeks.
Miss Keely will be born in 9 days or less!!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

13 DAYS or LESS!!

I had another doctor's appointment today. She finally didn't make me have another ultrasound! She said that as long as we have positive movement from the baby, we won't worry about it anymore.
As of today, I am 2cm dilated and 50% effaced. I am still hoping to come without being induced.
But, either way, we will be meeting our little girl in less than 2 weeks!!!

Sunday, December 2, 2007


We got up and got ready to go to church today. We check the weather every morning so that we know how to dress. This morning (at 7:30am) it was 67 degrees. So, we left for church. 10 minutes later we arrived at church, stepped out of the car and were greeted by a nasty wind and a cold 50 degree day. When leaving church I noticed that it was once again substantially colder than when had first arrived.
I checked the temperature at 12:30 and it was 41 and felt like 30. Wow a 37 degree change in a matter of a few hours. It is so amazing how the weather can blow in and chill everything that quickly!!!

16 days until we meet Keely (or less).