Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Our Thanksgiving Guest (Part 2)

In addition to what I previously wrote, that guest traveled to Fort Worth with my brother and family (Jenifer and Jacey). Sorry people...please don't blame it on us if you get it! My brother ended up getting it and going to the hospital. Jenifer's sister also came down with it and was in the hospital room across the hall from my brother. Later last weekend, Jenifer's parents got it. So, let's hope it ends here!! Bless Keegan's little heart for bringing it home to us.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Our Thanksgiving Guest

You know how you can have a premonition that tells you that you should stay away from any possible germs the weekend before a holiday? Well, I ignored it and low and behold a stomach bug entered into our house this week. Tuesday in the wee mornings, Keegan started throwing up. Wednesday in the wee morning, Jonathan gets sick. Wednesday afternoon, I start getting sick and can't stop throwing up and about 3 in the morning decide to go to the hospital. After two IV bags, contractions due to dehydration, some really gross hospital turkey for Thanksgiving, and 9 hours later, I get released.

On Tuesday and Wednesday my parents and brother come in town to have Thanksgiving with us since we really did not feel like we could go out of town with the possibility of a Jack-in-the box. We were really looking forward to having a couple days of games, movies and fun. So fast forward, and late Thursday, my niece Jacey gets it and she goes to the hospital. She leaves only after a couple hours, but still the germs are still around! We are really praying that Matt, Jenifer or my parents don't get it.

What I am thankful for this year for Thanksgiving is my family who helped us through, a mom who hopefully eliminated the guest from our house and a BIG thanks to Clorox products!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Elf Yourself

I know we have not hit Thanksgiving yet, so I am committing an unpardonable sin. Merry "Early" Christmas from us!

Check THIS out.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

7 weeks and counting down...

I am sitting here trying to get started on this post and Keegan keeps looking at me with those big blue eyes. He is 16 months and I am so in love with him. I love his fun personality that keeps me on my toes most of the time. He is so active now since he started walking and sometimes I catch myself thinking, "Where did all this time go?" He warms my heart so much and the love I have for him is unexplainable. Every time that he learns a new word, or does something new, I am so proud of him. He learned the word "ball", which GiGi gets total credit for, and now he says it constantly. My favorite thing as of late is his attempt to sing. It does not sound like much right now, but I am holding out for the day when he is belting some tunes down the road. He has also started his way of dancing which is making circles in our living room. He has this funny little grin where he crinkles his nose and shows me all his teeth that I have yet to catch on camera, but makes me laugh every time.

What makes my mind spin the most knowing that in 7 weeks or less I will have another little one to love. I am not sure how this can happen, but I know that God will give me more love to pour out for Jack. I am getting so excited to meet him and have another little one to hold!

For a month now, Keegan has been enfactuated with my flat belly button. I ask him, "Where is Jack?" and he lifts up my shirt and pokes it. When he pokes it he makes this funny noise that Jonathan taught him. Now when I ask him where Jack is, he lifts up his shirt and presses his belly button while making the noise. So, I think he is going to be a little bewildered when Jack comes. I can just see the confusion written on his face, "Is this squirmy attention stealer thing, Jack, or the hole in my tummy Jack?"

For a quick update, I went to the doctor two weeks ago for an ultrasound check-up (yeah..sorry for the late update) and got a good report. Jack is growing really well and will be a normal size baby. If he comes early like Keegan he will weigh about the same as he did. This morning, I took another test for for preterm labor, so I should get the results soon. She did mention that my cervix was softening, so who knows! I read that this is the start of labor, but it could be weeks. I am getting ready as if it is happening in 3 weeks (about the time when Keegan came) and if he doesn't come until closer till his due date, I get to enjoy my Christmas holiday. You win both ways!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Livin' the High Life

In the past 16 months I really have not ventured out much. It is much of a reality when you have your first child that you have to set your schedule and life around the baby. At first I resented giving up my independence and being a social butterfly, then I got used to it. However, now I am about to have another baby which will make me even more of a hermit than I am now. I think this transition will be a little easier because I will know what to expect.

So, all this to say, Jonathan surprised me this weekend and we stayed in Hotel ZaZa in the museum district for Saturday night after his reunion. It was the second time for me to spend the night away from Keegan, but I knew he was in good hands because Christine stayed overnight at our house and took care of him. The one thing that Jonathan did not factor in was that it was daylight savings time and Keegan woke up at 5am instead of 6am. (I felt a little guilty about this all weekend.) On top of that, he had a fever the next day. Christine was amazing, like she always is, and rolled with the punches. You know I am so grateful for her and the sacrifice she made this weekend...not taking advantage of the extra hour of sleep.

We left at 1 pm on Saturday and went to Lamar High School's Homecoming football game. We only stayed for an hour because it was stinking hot, and a metal hot bench is not a pregnant ladies friend. We made it over to the hotel and it was literally the trendiest hotel I have ever been in. It was one of those environments that you did not really fit into because you felt like you could bump into a celebrity at any moment. It was very modern chic and if it did not make me look like the ultimate tourist I would have taken more pictures of the inside. If you love hotels like I do, you should take a look at their website. For $18,000 you can rent one of their suites for a night. Goodness. What else I would do with that money!

We made it over to the reunion, after a tasty dinner at "The Raven", and it was much easier being the guest this time around. For Jonathan, he was nervous, but for me it was a piece of cake. Most of his friends did not come so he was disappointed, but I had the chance to meet some people I have heard about. The school hired a reunion team to organize it and the funniest thing to me is that part of the $75 dollars that you paid was to get a reunion t-shirt. Jonathan immediately claimed it as a rag or a "mow the lawn" shirt. I am amazed that they did not put everyone's name on the back with an '07 watermarked in the back.

It was a great get-away and I felt refreshed sleeping in and having breakfast in bed. I am amazed that Jonathan kept it a secret for over a month because usually I am very perceptive! He kept me clueless until right before Christine showed up. I should have caught on because he was busy washing sheets and getting things ready around the house for Christine to come. I appreciate so much his thoughtfulness even though he has dealt with a truly hormonal woman as of late. (I guess I should admit that I made it a point to talk about all my friends baby-moons and how fun it looked.) I love him that he can look beyond my jealousy and see the need to escape for 24 hours with just him.

Here are a few pictures of our hotel room.

Totally agree with this cute little pillow...the feet don't lie. (especially when put in that occasional Target shoe that destroys your foot by the end of the day)

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Monkey Business

Our little monkey suited up last night for Houston Northwest's fall festival. He was a complete monkey for about 15 minutes, and then half a monkey for the rest...just wearing his pants. It was a little different going to another fall festival other than HFBC. I had to fight back the tears that we were not seeing our friends and all the little familiar faces in their costumes. But alas alas, we connected with some couples and enjoyed it...right along with a funnel cake. You just have to work past it, you know? We had our first tricker treaters ever when we got home, and sadly turned out our lights. I forgot until the last minute that we might need to have some candy on hand or a toothbrush! :) Maybe next year!