Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Kind of Friend Everyone Needs

Today is one of those days where I just haven't felt good.

And everything has gone wrong. Nothing big. Just little stuff.

It makes the day terrible.

Then, enters my friend, Jenna (

She did the smallest of things.

She brought me some decaf Starbucks in what appeared to be a day where every little moment was a bit of "how much worse could it get" and so I did what any self-respecting down-in-the dumps pregnant woman would have done.

I cried. In front of all of my students.

I gave Jenna a huge hug and thanked her for her kindness, weeping all over her on a day when I needed it most.

I haven't known Jenna long, but she has already seen me through some rough times.

She brought a burst of sunshine to my day!

Jenna, I praise God for you this evening. I thank Him for bringing you and your precious family into my life.  I thank you for letting God use you and for being the kind of friend everyone needs in their life. You are a blessing to me and I am truly grateful for you. I am so proud to be able to call you my friend. Thank you.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Baby 2, an Appendix, and a Personality Test

I have been intending to write for days now.

Things here have been crazy. I have been trying to get things done before this child makes her appearance.  We did finally pick a name so I guess I should call her that now instead of my usual kid/child/baby 2 comments, but I will leave you hanging for a few more seconds.

Anyways, after a couple of appointments, I now know I am measuring large, actually 2 weeks early kind of large. My doctor was not concerned (she thinks it is the way I am carrying), but seeing as Kaylee was a week early and I was not measuring large with her - for me, it is time to start freaking out.  Kaylee is still in her crib. Her room still not finished so that she can move to her new room and out of the crib. My bag is not packed. I don't have anything picked for Elanor to come home in. (yes, Elanor or Ella)  I have not even begun Elanor's book of my pregnancy with her. I have not had Adam clean the bathrooms in a while. My floors are filthy. Currently, I have laundry that is clean, but not folded and other laundry that is dirty and not laundered. Dirty dishes in the sink, clean dishes in the dishwasher. Ugh. You get my point.

Because Kaylee was early, my house was filthy. I never had the "nesting" phase that everyone said I would experience. My current status - the "non-nesting phase". While, I feel like I learned from my experience with Kaylee and I desire for it to be different this time, I still have no ambition to do anything about it. (at least not today)  Maybe motivation and this so called "nesting" phase will come tomorrow.

In other news, Adam had his appendix removed 11 days ago and he has recovered nicely. One of his scars is almost completely gone and the others are healing nicely.  He has once again started lifting Kaylee which is a HUGE relief for me as I am so uncomfortable and large that it hurts to lift her. For a few days I had to do it alone. It was terrible. I am so grateful for a tough, fast recovering, dashingly handsome, husband that is as usual my Knight in Shining Armor.

I took a personality test the other day for our Bible study at church and thought it was pretty interesting. I am ESFJ. F being my dominate one. It means I base decisions on how they effect others. Anyways, all the letters combined really do sum me up for the most part. I have some hand-outs from class. I may post more about this later. It was super helpful to even think about how different my brother and I are and some of why we struggled to get along as kids.

Well, I need to finish getting ready for work. Happy Monday!

Joyful Moment of the Day: I am not feeling well today and Kaylee brought joy to my morning by doing something she usually will not sit still long enough for, snuggling.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

My Birthday Celebration

The day started off with taking Kaylee down to Shelbyville to spend the day with her Poppy and Mamaw.  They were so sweet to watch Kaylee for the day! I know Kaylee had a great time because she came home nice and tired.

Adam and I then drove to IHOP to meet what ended up being about 30 of our friends for breakfast.  It was so fun to hang out and eat with all of our friends! I had a wonderful time! Thanks to everyone that came out!

After breakfast we came back home and had game day.  It was fun to be able to play games with Adam all day. I must admit as far as winning games go, it was terrible for me. I got last place all day until the very last game I played last night. It was so much fun playing games. We had a huge turn-out yesterday!

Last event of the day was that my friends Kimberly and Chris had their baby boy last night at 10:30pm.  I had joked with Kim about her having her baby on my birthday, but what a special treat it really is to have such a handsome little gift born on my birthday. I am usually bad at remembering birthdays, but this one should be an easy one. :)

Joyful Moment of the Day: Today was a great day all around! Every moment was a joyful one!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Kaylee's Kidbits

Kaylee had her 18 month appointment today.  Her pediatrician is always so very encouraging and excited to see us and to see how much Kaylee has grown.  It is so amazing to see what she looks like now compared to her tiny little self at a month old. (Just to remind you of that difference... here are pictures.)

1 Month

3 Months
18 Months

Her appointment today confirms her growing as usual. She weighs 28 pounds 12 ounces. (93%) She is 34 1\4 inches tall. (97%) Her head is 19 inches. (90%)

Adam asked me if we should stop feeding her. The doctor says she is perfect.

Joyful Moment of the Day: No tears were shed this time when she got her shots. She is such a big girl!
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