Saturday, December 20, 2008
Thursday night our friends Laken and Vinnie came out to FINALLY see our house!! They brought us a gift for Hudson which was a sling that you can wrap around you and carry the baby in! Its really cute and has a few different positions you can use it! I am excited about trying it out! They also got him a little hat which Alex loved of course! Then we all went to eat at Cracker Barrell! It was packed and I ordered something new which was a mistake on my part because I didnt like it! So other than that we had a fun night!
I have been having trouble sleeping because I am unable to get comfortable at this stage! And when I cant sleep Alex cant sleep, or so he says! Thursday night was a restless night so Friday we were both exhausted! My hands and feet are starting to get swollen and Im just not too comfortable anymore! But I hate to complain because I have had such a perfect pregnancy so far! Mom called me Friday morning and wanted me to meet her in Pine Bluff for lunch where she had some appraisals to do. So I headed that way! We ate at Chilis and went to WalMart then I headed back to LR! Alex and I ordered a pizza and rented a couple of movies and just layed low last night!
When Alex gets off today we are heading to Mena to celebrate Christmas with Alexs dads family! Hopefully the weather stays clear because we will be up in the mountains!! Well Im sure it will be a while until my next post! We have a busy week ahead of us!
Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!!!
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Friday night we went bowling at Professor Bowl with Ryan, Dawson, Amber and Jason! I didnt bowl of course but it was still entertaining watching everyone else! We all had a really good time.. I have a few pictures but I didnt take many! Here are a couple of action shots! Ryan is on the left and Alex on the right!
Monday, December 8, 2008
Saturday I drove to Monticello for the baby shower that Kelley and some of my highschool friends were hosting for me! Alex had to work... I had so much fun and got so much cute stuff!! It was fun hanging out with everyone and telling old stories!! We are hardly ever all together at the same time!! Here are some pics from the shower!
The Hostess' were Kelley Rasco, Lacey King, Skye Atkins, and Lindsay Shue.. they got the white toy box and had Hudson's name painted on the top of it and filled it with toys and other goodies!! Kandace got him the UGGs which I think are sooo cute! He got alot of good gifts!!
I am so proud of his nursery!! It is so cute to me! All we need now is him! :) I am going to the Dr again tomorrow and will be 34weeks! It is almost time! My stomach is hard as a rock!! I feel like its about to pop! I have been pouring bottles of lotion and oils on my stomach to prevent stretch marks!! LOL Luckily I haven't gotten one..YET! Well Saturday after I got back to LR from my shower and Alex got off work we headed to Texarkana to his moms house for his little brothers bday party that was on Sunday! He just turned one and is walking and so cute! He had his own little bday cake that he tore into! We had a good time visiting with his family but had to head back Sunday night because I had a test this morning :( My final is Wednesday and I will be out until January 12th! I am so pumped!! Well thats all I know for now!!
Thursday, December 4, 2008
This is our pretty tree and fireplace! It looks much better in person and when lit up! I cannot believe it is already December! Christmas will be here before we know it! Then little Hudson! His dresser is supposed to come in Monday, hopefully, it has been backordered twice so far! Other than that his room is pretty much ready for him! I have been washing his clothes and getting things ready! Alex and I are getting more and more excited each day.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Everything was in browns and blues since those are the colors of his nursery! We played a game that was so funny....they melted different chocolate candy bars and put them in diapers (to look like poo) and we had to pass the diapers around and sniff them to guess the candy bar! HA! It was actually kind of hard but it was hilarious!
Most of my friends who were invited were able to make it which made me happy! I didnt get many pictures with my camera but I know other people took more so I will add more later! Well I dont have class all next week!! I am so excited! Me and mom finished up most of the nursery decorations while she was up here so I dont know what I am going to do with myself all week! Maybe wrap some Christmas presents :) Thursday we are going to Monticello and Star City for Thanksgiving with my family and then Friday we are heading to Texarkana for the weekend! Well thats all I know for now! Hannah just called and Im going to head over for a sleepover with her!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
This has been a busy week just like all the others! I have a big test coming up on Friday so I have been hitting the books all week! My clinicals this week are at Easter Seals which is a non profit organization for disabled kids. It has been such a rewarding experience! I first assumed that it would be a Nursing Home type play but it is so much more. They take in disabled children and help promote independence. Its more of a rehabilitation center, they have school for the school age children, physical therapy, and for those from ages 18-21 they have a work force. The nurses were amazing too. We will be out all next week for Thanksgiving and I am looking forward to that break!! Then we will just go back for one more week and be finished with this semester! It sure does fly by! THANK GOODNESS!
Alex is heading back to the mountains in Mena this Saturday to hunt again! My baby shower is this weekend so I am staying home! My mom is going to come up and stay with me! I am so excited about my shower! I feel like I havent seen anyone in forever because I have been so busy with school! Well thats all I know for now! Gotta get back to the books!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Saturday night Alex and I went to dinner at On the Border and then to see the movie Saw V! It was good but not what I expected! I thought it would have been better! But i guess once you get to the 5th one what can you expect! Sunday morning we went to Church and afterwards Alex went to Ryan's to play golf with him and Vinnie and I had to study all day! :( This morning was my first test in Pediatrics... it was a 2 hour test and extremely hard. We only have 3 tests this semester so it is crucial that you do good on every test, just one mistake can cost you the class! Its so stressful! I am so ready for Christmas break!
Mom and Larry are in Cancun this week so keep them in your prayers! I always get nervous about ppl traveling so far away! This Friday Kelley is coming up and we are going shopping at Holiday House! Im excited because Iv always heard about it but I havent been! I have already started Christmas shopping too since we have so many ppl to buy for!! I know Christmas is going to be hard this year because I will be in my final month of pregnancy and will be unable to travel very far, if Im even able to travel at all which makes me sad because Alex and I dont get to see our families near as much as we want to as it is so missing a holiday is hard! Hopefully they will come see us (hint hint!) LOL Well since I have a break today I am going to try and get our china put up and into the china cabinet! Woo Hoo!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
We ended up not going to the fair Saturday, Alex had to work until 5 and the people we were going with went at 2. But my mom and step dad came up instead so I shopped around with them all day which was much more fun to me than the fair! Ha My mom just got back from Gulf Shores and she brought back the cutest outfits for Hudson! His closet is packed full already! I swear, with four sets of grandparents...he is going to be so rotten!!
Alex's mom and sister and Memaw came by last night, they were in town for a Dr. Appt. and brought some outfits and a big gift basket full of onesies and towels and bath stuff! It is so cute!
Sunday after church Alex and I drove out to Sherwood to his GiGi's house to let her see the wedding pictures... we have to carry those pictures all over the map to get them to all of our family! Ha! Then Sunday night Hannah and Eric and Ava came over and me and Hannah cooked dinner!!
Well I started Pediatrics yesterday and am already nervous...they told us that the class who just finished Pediatrics before us, 40% of them failed!! Thats almost half! Nursing school is so tough! ugh! I can tell there is going to be alot of reading in this class! But hopefully I will learn everything I need to know to raise a healthy baby! Well I dont have class or anything today so I am going to take advantage of this opportunity to study!!!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
This past weekend Alex and I went to Mena, AR to visit his Dad, Step-Mom, and little brother. We had such a good time! His step mom, Dana, took me to have Maternity Pictures made by a photographer that she knows! I was kind of unsure about it at first because Alex's mom had already asked me about her sister taking some pictures of me and I said no at that time... but now that Im showing alot more I felt like it was something that I could cherish and didnt want to regret not doing it! The pictures turned out so good and I am so excited to get them back! It is such a crazy experience to watch your body change and to know that this little mixture of you and the love of your life is growing in your belly. I cannot imagine anything more perfect. :) I am so excited for him to be here... I think about his arrival all the time! I tell Alex that I hope he loves me as much as I love my momma! Ha!
Well this weekend we are going to the State Fair with a few other couples! I dont ride the rides, well I guess I cant now since Im prego but I usually dont anyways! But Alex does! He will ride anything! So I know he is excited! Im sure I will be wore out at the end of the night from walking around and standing up the whole time though! ugh! Oh well! Im still excited!
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
In my previous blog I talked about Alex's truck being messed up..so we have been carpooling since Friday! Well luckily I have great friends and Amber Clark also has clinicals at the hospital right beside mine early this morning so I was able to ride down there with her and not wake up Alex at 530! He did have to pick me up at 6 this evening though! But we got some great news... whatever was wrong with his truck (he told me but it went right over my head) was recalled so we didnt have to pay a dime! So that was VERY exciting! So we wont be carpooling anymore!
I had a good day at clinical's though! It starts so early and lasts so long but it gives me the opportunity to do alot and get alot more experience! I got to give shots, do glucose checks, start IVs, and draw blood! So it was a busy day still! And since I was on Postpartum I got to take care of lots of mommys and see their little bitty babies! It sure makes me excited about little Hudson!
Alex has decided that since he has lived in Arkansas for over 3 years now that he is converting from a Texas Longhorn fan to a Arkansas Razorback fan! So my mom got him a razorback shirt with his bday gift and a little razorback onesie for Hudson! Its so cute! He has been kicking and moving around in my stomach so much today! He is getting bigger and bigger! I can just feel it!
Well thats about all I know for today! I am exhausted of course from my busy day.. so I am going to relax! :)
Thursday, September 25, 2008
I dont have class or clinical's on Wednesdays so its my free day to relax and catch up on laundry and things! Well Dawson and I had been studying when my mother in law called... Alexs little sister, Sydni, has been a sick little girl for a while now and we, along with the Doctors are still unsure as to why?! So they were in town going to a Doctor's appt at Childrens to have an MRI done. Well his 14 year old sister, Sutton, was also with them and she needed to get a dress for her Homecoming Dance coming up friday! So when Cami asked me to take her I was excited because I knew this would be a good opportunity for Sutton and I to spend some time together and bond :) So I picked her up and we went shopping for a dress and shoes! When Alex got off work he met us at the mall until we finished shopping! So we finally get the perfect dress and shoes and decide to head to the house and wait for Cami and Sydni to get done and we get in our separate vehicles and Alex calls to say his truck won't start!! UGH! WHY!! So we pull over by him and decide to call a tow truck and have it towed to his work. Thank goodness he works at a Car Dealership so we are hoping they will be able to figure it out and fix it! My husband is so handy and great with vehicles so I know he will figure it out!! So by 7pm I am STARVING and tired so we finally get home and I cooked supper!
I had to take Alex to work this morning at 8 which wasnt bad since I have class at 9...so i was just a little early today! Alex says they still havent figured out what is wrong with his truck! But we are keeping our fingers crossed!!
We are going South this weekend to Star City/Monticello to visit my family!! I have not been home since the wedding I dont think! So we are going to visit and go eat at Layne's (yummy) for Alex's and my mom's bdays!!
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Well today is Alex's birthday... so being the wonderful wife that I am...I got up early...made him breakfast (toaster strudel ha ha) and made some of the wonderful coffee his mom gave us and woke him up! Well Ella, our little yorkie who is the love of my life, was a big part in helping me wake him up! She was excited and hyper and jumped and licked him! So needless to say she was very energetic at 6am!
So off to work and school Alex and I go, leaving Ella at home acting the same as the always does.... Well Alex usually goes home for lunch but since its his bday, a friend took him out to eat and I went and ate with a friend after class...
So when I finally get home around 1pm I walk inside and call for Ella, she comes running from our bedroom in the back...now this is unusual because she is normally waiting at the door for me because she hears me open the garage door.... so I make my way through the living room and notice a pile of yellow/brown diarrhea (yes this is going to get nasty so get ready)... so I put Ella outside knowing that she is ill because she does NOT poo in the house! Especially not on Mommy's new carpet! As glance at the couch I see 2 piles of clear/foamy throw up...oh lord.... so I continue down the hall and see another pile of diarrhea and some clear throw up and a random solid terd? Dont know where it came from.... so Im like OMG and calling Alex as I walk into our bedroom (I usually close the bedroom door when we leave but of course this particular day it was left open) well there are 6 piles of diarrhea in our bedroom and 2 piles of throw up... I am in a panic at this point. I start scrubbing the floors immediately. After I get it all cleaned up and I am putting the resolve under the cabinet in the kitchen I smell a HORRIBLE odor. Yes, my senses are extremely sensitive due to my hormones, so you can only imagine what diarrhea smells like to a pregnant woman. I look behind me and Ella is pooing in the kitchen... So luckily Dawson had just arrived and I scooped Ella up and wrapped her in a towel (just in case she pooed in the car!) and we headed to the Vet!! She never pooed but she did throw up twice at the vet... I was almost in tears... you have no idea how attached I am to this dog... So the vet gave her a shot of Phenergan to stop the Nausea and vomiting and some antacids to relax her tummy... we came straight home and she slept all afternoon!! The Vet said she must have eaten something weird...who knows. She is feeling much better now though...still sleeping but nothing is coming out either end :)
Alex works at Lander's Toyota and is taking a semester off from school...he waited to late to register and if I don't stay on my toes to make sure he does it...he forgets! What would he do without me :) I am in Nursing School at UALR and expect to graduate in May! I absolutely love everything about Nursing...now Nursing School is not my favorite...but I know I will love the job!
We just bought our first home in Alexander at the end of August....it is more than we could have dreamed of owning at this point in our lives. We are so blessed and we know it! We are very grateful!
I hope you will all check in and see my updates and comment when you can!!