Thursday, August 28, 2008

ultrasound #2

Background info:
At my 12 week appointment my Dr couldn't find the heartbeat and so she scheduled a sono for today.... (my appt was last monday) I tried not to be worried but a little bit of me was.

So, they started the ultrasound today and I immediately noticed baby's feet kicking me! He/She is alive!!! =] I said to the sonographer "so if the baby is moving that definately means it should have a heartbeat!" and she was like "yepp!!" =]

What a relief.
On a side note, it definately looked like a baby and all I could think about was how people have abortions around this time. I can't imagine doing that to a living thing, no matter what the circumstance. Its just so. incredibly. sad.

For your viewing pleasure:

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

exciting stuff

Parker clapped for the first time today. We were all outside, enjoying a picnic dinner and I look over and Parker is totally clapping!! I seriously almost cried (stupid preggo hormones). He is growing up so fast.

In other news, Syracuse City School District is giving anyone who (1.) graduates in 2009 and (2.) gets accepted into one of 100 schools gets a FULL RIDE scholarship. That is amazing. I am so happy for these kids. They are hoping to keep it up for years to come.

Monday, August 18, 2008

"uh holly, we have a problem"

so parker was SCREAMING two seconds after we put him down for his nap. brian went in to check on him, and he picked him up and said "uh holly, we have a problem." i jumped up and when into his room. he was laying on his changing pad, COVERED in blood. i said to myself "do not freak out" and ran to the kitchen to get some wet paper towels. i started with the hands, wiped them off, and the bleeding wasn't coming from there. i then cleaned his face and quickly realized it was coming from his mouth. the poor little guy bit his maxillary frenum right in half. so, poopy diaper and all, parker was screaming as daddy held his arms and mommy put pressure on his lip and kissed his head. brian called the dr and they said if it doesnt clot in about 15 min then bring him in. luckily it did. he's now playing like nothing happened. and i'm not even worried about him napping! =]

so, just wanted to share. it was pretty scary.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


I've been really slacking on taking pictures of Parker lately. It's so hard bc he's constantly on the go and getting into something. I, of course, forgot my camera on vacation and so I have to wait until Heather sends me some of the ones from her camera. Anyways, these are some of the most recent that I have. He's really into pulling himself up on whatever he can get his hands on. He shows a lot of interest in walking, which is great for me bc carrying him is going to be hard sooner or later.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

to find out or to not find out, that is the question

So, Brian and I are deciding if we wanted to find out if this little gummi bear is a boy or girl.

Brian was set on finding out.
Me? I wanted to wait.

In my online Mommy Group someone was shown a site and they decided to share it with us.
(if you're gonna watch this, be prepared to cry like a newborn)

:: Spoiler Alert ::

Its a blog about the journey of 2 newlywed parents and their first born. Josh and Cali Hinkley were excited to welcome their baby boy into the world. Since Josh played baseball for Utah Valley University they knew little baby McKallister (Mac for short) was gonna be a homerun. They were so excited to meet their little guy. On June 26th 2008, just 2 days shy of Cali's due date they went in for a routine stress test. Baby Mac's heartbeat could not be found. She was brought to the hospital where after 14 hours of labor- she met her little guy, but not the way she wanted. They were able to spend 12 hours with their lifeless little baby before the nurse stood in front of them and wrapped him completely in a blanket to be taken for the autopsy. They later dressed their son in burial clothes and buried him in a miniature casket.

I admire their strength. They know that they will once again meet their son and have the chance to raise him. I am so thankful for this gospel and knowing that families are indeed forever.

:: End Spoiler Alert ::

After seeing this story, I really think we are going to find out. I want to bond with my baby and really feel like I know him or her before they arrive. We'll see but right now, I think we're going to find out.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

extreme smoking and chocolate politics

Funny title right? I thought of it while driving to pick up Parker. (You'll soon understand why)
This blog is completely random......


So, while I was driving home from work- enjoying the nice weather with my windows down, I sucked in a huge puff of smoke. The man in front of me was smoking and the smoke was going right out of his window and into mine. Couldn't he be a little more aware? Or if you want to kill yourself with smoking can you at least shut your window so you only hurt yourself??

Okay, onto the good stuff (or atleast happier)...

We are leaving for vacation tomorrow and won't be back til next Weds. We are going to Hershey Park with my family and their class A motorhome. It should be loads of fun. We get to see chocolate world (of course), hershey park, and all around the town we used to live in and even eat at the local seafood joint. It's gonna be full of nostalgia and I can't wait. (especially since i get a whole weeeeek off work!)

and REALLY exciting.....

EXTREME MAKEOVER HOME EDITION IS COMING TO CENTRAL NEW YORK AUGUST 18th!!! I'm totally going to go and watch the house be built and see Ty Pennington. I know you're jealous!

Now onto the funny side of life... politics
(WARNING: don't watch this if you are easily offended, its supposed to be funny)
I can't seem to embed the video
so check it out here: