Friday, December 31, 2010

My Hormones are all the Rage

Ironically, I was just telling my friend a couple of days ago that this pregnancy has been much easier for me hormonally.

The ironic part is that these last few days have been super difficult for me as far as the hormone boat goes.

There is nothing worse than trying to adjust your attitude all day long when your body only wants to cry or break out into rage over some small issue that really is not a big deal.  It's a battle all day long of ups and downs and trying to find some sort place of contentment.

I have been looking forward to this weekend all week. Our friends are up to spend the weekend, play games, and just be together.  I wish that I could feel better and not feel emotionally exhausted.

On top of all the hormonal stuff is the normal 7 month pregnancy stuff.  Sleeping has gotten miserable and I am all around pretty uncomfortable no matter what I am doing.

Please pray for me. I hate the emotional roller coaster.

There was some joy to the day...

Joyful Moment of the Day: Ryan brought ice cream with him. It hit the spot on a day like today.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Sims Bustin' Out

Over the past week or so I made it a goal to get the final promotion on my Sims Bustin' Out for XBOX. Part of that was because I was super bored one day and since Kaylee was playing so nicely, I did not want to disturb the wonderfulness of the moment.  Needless to say - the game sucked me in. If you understand the game, you know that you have to have a certain number of friends and a certain number of skills before gaining the next promotion.

I had the skills, but I could not gain/hang on to the friends.

I was getting really irritated because it felt like I would gain one friend only to find out that another one was no longer my friend.

However, tonight I conquered the game. Not only did I get my promotion, they sent me on a cruise and cheered for my awesomeness. Then, I flew away into the sunset in a helicopter.

I am so accomplished. Ha!

Joyful Moment of the Day: My friend Sara came over this evening (before my game winning).  It was nice to have some good conversation and to catch up.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Day in a Nutshell

My wonderful Christmas day in the briefest way possible.

Woke up at 5:20 am to Adam grinding his teeth and they were squeaking.
Woke him up so the noise would stop.
Had to pee.
He did too.
We went downstairs to pee. (Kaylee asleep in our room - don't want to go back up and possibly wake her.)
Played 2 games of Dominion before Adam's family got up.
I lost.
Family woke up.
Read Luke and prayed.
Opened gifts.
Big family breakfast. (I was stuffed!)
Played games with family.
Lost some more.
Big family supper. (Wow! Stuffed again!)
More games.
Lost again.
Tired. (so I was borderline cranky by evening.)
Came home.
Played with my new camera (which is amazing by the way) and my new coffee pot. (which is what I originally thought my camera was)
Somehow computer got on to my lap.
Still up writing this.
Ok. I am finished. Goodnight.

PS. I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas! I know I did!

Joyful Moment of the Day: I really enjoyed getting up and playing games with Adam this morning. I felt like a little kid that could not way any longer for Christmas.  It was nice to capture some moments to ourselves without any other distractions. Thanks again, my Love, for getting up with me.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Worst Bathroom Experience EVER

So, everyone has the scare at least once in their life.

The scare where you flush the toilet and for one single instance it feels as though the world is about to end because the water is rising to the top of the toilet.  When the water stops right before pouring out over the top, you let out the huge breath of air that you did not realize that you were even holding.

I had such a scare. Only my scare became reality. At Adam's uncle's house.

Being pregnant and all I have to pee quite frequently. Talk about being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

I went into the small basement bathroom and even noticed that the water was significantly low. I just chalked it up to it being a basement toilet. (stupid) After going potty, my moment happened. I turned toward the sink and began to was my hands. Noticing the water in the toilet was not stopping, panic set in. (There is carpet on the floor.) I lifted the back lid to try to stop the water from escaping, but my worst fears came to life when the water starts pouring out everywhere.

I ran into the main room and told Adam's uncle that his toilet was overflowing.  He went in to assess the damage and went to the garage to get the shopvac. He cleaned that bathroom up for what felt like forever.

Let's just say that I am really glad that all I did was potty. 

And that I have it on good authority that two men did more than potty in there right before I went in.

And neither one of them fessed up when I was utterly humiliated in front of all of his family.

Worst Bathroom Experience EVER!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Our Christmas Letter

Every year I try to send out a Christmas letter. Some years I have successfully made time and effort for this endeavor, but this year is just not one of those years. So, as I find myself with only days before Christmas I have decided to write my letter just for you.

Dear Family and Friends,

This year has gone by crazy fast! I simply cannot believe that it is almost Christmas! Fortunately, the year did not bring about big changes to our lives, but several small ones.

First change - We have an one year old now! Kaylee has grown up so much over the year! She is no longer our little baby that needs us for everything.  She still is and always will be our baby girl, but we are reminded constantly through the newborns of friends that our daughter is no longer a baby.  She started the year barely crawling and now is running around after the cat.  She was just starting to get her first tastes of food and now is very close to feeding herself properly with a fork or spoon. (By properly I mean I don't need to get out a hose for clean-up.) She was drinking from a bottle, but now drinks from a sippy cup. She was just cooing, but now is saying lots of words.  She has just developed and grown so much as I know she will continue to do in the years to come. These quick developmental changes make things go by so much faster.

Second change - We found out we were pregnant again!  (Some may think this is a big change, but for me being pregnant is a small change. Once the baby comes, then it will be a big change.) This pregnancy is flying by with the year it seems.  Maybe because Kaylee keeps me on my toes.  I just know that I am coming to the end and seeing all that I still need to get done, hoping that I am able to get it all in before baby number two makes her arrival. We have between 8-12 weeks left.  Kaylee came at 39 weeks. Maybe this kid will be late. We will see!

Third change - My brother is married! We are thrilled to welcome Rachel into our family!  We were able to spend Thanksgiving with my brother and his new wife and I must say that they made the visit so much fun!  I love spending time with Michael, but it was also so exciting to get to spend some time getting to know Rachel better!  Welcome to the family, Rachel! 

Fourth change - New friends!  God has truly blessed us with some great new friendships this year!  I think of our home group that is a bunch of people that we already knew, but that we have gotten to truly have relationships with.  I think of our new youth pastor and his wife and I cannot tell you how often they have been blessing to me already in just the short few months I have known them.  I think of another couple that we have loved learning new games with.  It's been a long time since we have had friends that we are a couple that we can play games with.  I think of another couple that we enjoy having conversation with as they are just a fun loving couple.  All of these friendships added to the constant growth in our other relationships, have made this year a blast!

Fifth change - Adam got his PHR! (Professional Human Resources) After months of preparation for the test and weeks of pre-tests and anxiety, he passed the test!  I could not be more thrilled for my husband! He was so nervous, which is so unlike him when it comes to classes and tests.  Essentially this is just to make him worth more professionally. He calls it a club that he has joined.  Either way, I am super proud of him!

As our year comes to a close, I look ahead and see HUGE changes on the horizon.  I know God has so much in store for us and I cannot wait to see how He moves in our lives in 2011.  May this new year bring many blessings to you all!

Adam, Krista, Kaylee, and Baby #2.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

What is going on with you?

I have been itching to post for a few weeks now, but just haven't had the time. We have been super busy and  when we aren't busy I am too exhausted and typically go to bed.

Adam and I are still discussing baby names. He is pretty set on Elanor and I am pretty set on Lydia.

Our new baby girl is measuring right on where I am currently, which is 27 weeks. It's funny though because I feel so huge, but not in the "fat"pregnant sort of way. Just VERY pregnant.

Kaylee is surprising us every day with new words and comments. She is a joy to us even on her cranky days.  She is getting so big! We are hoping to move her to her big girl bed after Christmas. Her room is still a work in progress, but I am hoping to have it done enough to move her in. 

Titus knows another baby is on the way. The cat has a gift. He wants to sleep on my lap right next to my belly. You would think he would tremble in fear now that he sees what the baby becomes and does to him, but apparently it doesn't phase him that Kaylee throws him around and pulls him off the ground by his hair.

Adam is taking a few days off around Christmas and we are spending the holidays with his family.  I am off until January so I am hoping to get some projects done around here.

I am currently feeling the bite of third trimester even though I technically have a few days before it starts.  I am exhausted, hungry, sleeping terribly, and just having a rough go at things. I am finding that I need to do less and not try to get so much done throughout the day.  This is not good though because I have lots to do.  Please pray for me if you think of me. I need some strength and energy from the Lord.

Adam has been wonderful. He has taken such good care of Kaylee and I. He has even offered to take off on the days when I am not physically feeling very well. He is such a great husband!

We are down to 4 Christmas parties left. If we counted right, we had 10 to start with. 2 of them we could not make because of conflicting schedules. So, we are halfway done with our 8 parties.

Anyways, how are you? I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas if I don't write again before then!

Joyful Moment of the Day: Kaylee is walking around talking on her phone saying bed. I just told her it is time for her to go to bed. :)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Final Decision

After much conversation, prayer, debate, and looking at numbers our decision has been made.

While it would be nice to stay home once the new baby is born, it just will not work at this current time. We are in desperate need for a bigger vehicle among a few other needs and the only way to take care of those needs is if we are saving. The only way to save is if I am working.

I will be getting some time off when I have the baby. The school year will almost be over by that point so I will not be missing out on a ton of work. My boss also was kind and is letting me a couple of weeks before the baby comes so that I can help Kaylee adjust to my being home and so that I can hopefully get some house cleaning done before the new baby makes her appearance.

Anyways, please continue to pray for us. My desire is to be home with my girls and I am willing to do whatever is necessary to make that happen. 

In the meantime, I am thankful for a flexible boss and work environment.  I love my kids this year and am excited to see how much progress that they make between now and next year.

Joyful Moment of the Day: Kaylee is finally saying baby when she touches my tummy. I don't think she quite understands what that means yet, but it is a step in the right direction.
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