Sunday, December 30, 2007


Ok so I just have to share a proud mommy moment...I know...I'm sorry to bore you all but this whole blogging thing helps me remember things I may have a chance to write down!...So anyways we were in the bathtub tonight and he sees his rubber duck...and immediately he points to it and says "quack quack quack quack ect" he's been doing that for about a week now but I havent written about but wait theres more...hes been blowing bubbles in the water but just lately he's been sticking his whole head in and doing it until he runs out of breath and he knows to bring his head up for struggle at all! I cant wait to do swim lessons with him this spring...(we're looking into getting a YMCA membership!) just when you think im he's been pointing to his 10 month pictures and saying "ball, ball!" b/c he's holding a football...and...on the body wash we use he's been finding the kitty and saying kitty and then anddddd...steve was wearing an LSU sweatshirt with a tiger somewhat hidden on it and jake found it and said...kitty da da...kitty! as well as the dog on steves gonzaga hat is now a dog..ruff I know im corney but I havent nearly been blogging about jake as much as I've wanted to so Im going to keep *my families read this so they like to keep current as well :) ..jake now goes up to us and locates our belly buttons and when he finds a book he likes he will run it up to you and he loves to sit up on your lap while you read to him...(with him turning the pages of course!) ...he will run as far back as possible in order to get a running start to "get" he barrels into us as we overdramatize our thrill!...He says "vroom vroom" as he pushes the trucks around the floor and loves chicken nuggets, slurpees (wonder who he got that from) and orange julius' and most of all the playyard at the Tacoma mall..for some reason he knows when we're there and gets so happy to play with the other kids...oh yeah...he doesnt really like tv...that is unless we are watching football or basketball..he'll sit on our laps for quite awhile as we try and explain in 14 month old terms what's going on...(hey now...its never to early to learn the fundamentals of sports!) :) throwing the ball, dancing, coloring, playing grandmas piano, and brushing our teeth are also some of our favorite things to do!...So yeah..that pretty much sums his last few months up...I finally posted a few pics of my ever so growing tummy....I got really excited today at wal mart when I saw all of the Valentines day stuff up...I thought yay! its just around the corner and we'll know what we are having! Today jakes cousin Kalena had her 3rd bday party so we all went to that! Steves brother stayed the night last night and he helped us move some stuff into the house as well as hook up the Wii...the boys managed to slip in a few games while I visited my friend in the hospital again...brought back many memories! We went and put the Old Country Buffet out of business for dinner last night and the funniest thing happened...I had a roll covered in cheese sauce (of course) and I thought Jake wanted he started playing with it...Steve thought it would be funny to call the roll and ball...bad soon as jake heard that he said ball??? ...and chucked in right into my fresh bowl of ice cream complete with toppings .. :( the guys and I were crying from laughing so hard was truly priceless...tomorrow I get to see my friend i havent seen in way too long and thurs I get to see another long lost friend for lunch and then on friday its yet another lunch date! ...busy busy week but looking forward to it!...sorry for all the rambling...its been awhile!...goodnight!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007


Wow...this is the first time i've had a second in nearly 3 days!! Im sure you can all relate! Christmas started early with us on Sunday with the celebration held at his cousins house and all of his side of the family joining in the fun and festivites as well as SO much food! much for the 5 pounds i'd lost so far! lol I guess its better than being nauseous! Everyone got wonderful gifts and we all had a wonderful time! Monday was especially exciting for us b/c we got to see our little "bean" up close! The tech said everything looked great...there was only 1 and the back of the neck showed no possibility of any downs syndrome (apparantley they can measure the back of the neck and along with some blood work they are able to give you pretty accurate probability of your chances of having a baby with DS) ..not like we would have done anything if it did come back positive....but anyhoots he/she was so wiggly we even saw it doing back bends multiple times! The heartrate was 150 something...ahh..I cant remember...after that we were off to do a finger prick...more genetic testing stuff...(not just for me...this is a test that is given to anyone who wants it...we're just curious to know...) then it was time to meet with dr dashow...praise the lord he told us his not to worry...he doesnt see anything happening in this pregnancy that worries him...his wife actually got this same thing with their 3rd child! How coincidential!?! ...he's all for letting me try VBAC (with my original dr.) and we wont need to see him anymore! ...(as long as my levels dont go up!)...the levels are based on ratios ex: 1:1 1:2 1:4 1:6 1:8 1:10 1:20 1:40 1:60 have been measuring at 1:less than 1 thats great...we dont want it to get 1:10 or higher...anyways everything looked we'll definatley still keep on praying but this was a huge praise!! So in a nutshell that was my personal Christmas gift... :) monday afternoon we took my dad to lunch b/c he'd been watching jake all night and we just wanted to thank him...we also came back that night and played board games and stayed the night at their house...(with buddy..our dog too!) so we were all able to wake up together on Christmas day! ...that and the fact our house still isnt complete so it definatley brought the holiday spirit back! Christmas morning we all came downstairs and turned on the heaters and the christmas music my dad read from the Bible explaining the story of Christmas to was so precious!! Then we all opened our presents..I must thank Danielle and Stepheni for the idea of making the photo book on was such a huge hit...I even got the grandmas crying!! :) I was able to find a nintendo wii thanks to michelle so steven was in shock when he opened it...he thought for sure i was unable to find one! My favorite present was my parents paying for the hotel that we are staying in in San Fransisco...its literally 5 going to be ashamed to even wear jean! Thanks to my cousin who works at a nearby hotel for hooking us up at a great price!!...but for us its a free vacation! we used our airline miles on our credit card to get the plane tickets and now this!! nothings better than a free vacation...well kinda...were on our own for food and i cant wait to go to saks 5th ave and neiman marcus...i always go just to get a! We probably wont be going to the zoo down there though...did you hear about the tiger that escaped and killed a man last night?!?! crazy! Oh mom also got us a 1 year zoo membership...for up here of course...and we can bring up to 3 guests at a time! So if anyone is interested I love to go on a zoo play date!! lol after that we went to steves parents house with my parents for dinner...very yummy!!! It was a wonderful time as always and we were sad to see the day had its high points and its low points...let me explain in a nutshell
high: *Got my perfume I wanted
*Got my Victorias Secret sweats I wanted
*Found a funny card
*Got to go to Sakuras for dinner
*Got to see Katie and Jason

*Got pulled over for "running a red light" ...seriously I didnt run it...and then after the fact he gave me my ticket...he saw I was an EMT and said that it was just common courtsey and if he'd of known that he wouldnt have written me the ticket...grr....he was like..I never may be doing CPR on me someday...I dont want you to be mad at me...I tried to laugh...but I was mad...
*Left my motherhood maternity giftcard at home
*Didnt get to see Michelle even though we were at the same

anyways im writing way too much so Im off to at you all later!!!


Saturday, December 22, 2007


Ok my fault it's been like 5 days...I will try and condense as much as possible....tuesday we had a playdate at renees house and like always it was so much fun...along with wonderful food and great pictures to show for it...(literally!) we got there at 4 and ended up staying until past midnight!! but it was all worth the lack of sleep we all got the next day! Wednesday I was supposed to go to MOPS but instead steven accidentally took my only set of car keys with him to work out past eatonville and he couldnt bring them back to me otherwise he'd of lost his job so thankfully my dad ran up and met him and brought the keys back to me...phew...but he didnt get to my house until almost 11 so I was so upset i didnt get to go...we only get to meet 1 time every 2 weeks and we were all ready and sitting in my car...(we ususally dont wake up until after 10 so for us to be ready to go by 9:15 and no where to drive was upsetting!) *maybe it was the pregnancy hormones? lol we were able to run some errands though and get some things done! We went to church that night and had a great time with the youth group like always! Thursday along with doing some last minute Christmas shopping we chaperoned our JV (jr. high) up to Seattle...which started out great but ended very very late...we were supposed to eat dinner, play in the arcade and then take the ferry to and from bremerton...well all that was successful until we arrived in bremerton (around 10pm) and we find out that the next ferry doesnt leave for another 1 hour and 40 mins! So basically we werent getting back to Seattle until after midnight...(which the parents were told 10-11!) needless to say the adults were all exhausted but they kids did great! and we were in bed by 2am! (Jake stayed the night at my parents) ...friday I did some more shopping and steven had his Christmas party so he was off by 1...they fed him lunch and gave him a very generous bonus this year and a new drill (only something an elecrician can he could of had the airline tickets again)...but regardless we were very thankful for what the Lord provided! Afterwards we attended our 1st annual "Ugly Christmas Sweater" party at Ferrellis in Sumner and then went up to the Yella Beak in Buckley? Enumclaw? It was a lot of fun and some great pics will soon follow! (Jake stayed the night at my Today was spent wrapping Christmas took 4 hours! and thats with no to be torn open again in a few days...oh well...we ate some great Chinese food tonight from our local hotspot...aka Safeways' china express...but it was very yummy! The last couple of days i've been eating satsuma oranges like they are going out of that normal? lol we have our 1st ultrasound on Monday and for as excited as I am Im just as nervous but Im not the one in control and I just have to remember that!! So on that optimistic note...Im off...
*Go Seahawks!!


Monday, December 17, 2007


PTL PTL PTL PTL!!! (Praise the Lord!) ...I got my results back for this months blood test and there was NO rise in the levels!!!!!!....I am so happy but yet so nervous for next month...(Man this is going to be a long pregnancy!)...but well worth it!! Saturday we went over to my parents to take our Christmas picture...its ok i we got the point (we love 8!) we all headed up to costco and looked around and got some yummy lunch! from there i took jake to meet santa at the tacoma mall while steve came back home to work on the house...he did a wonderful job...(especially when santa gave him a candy cane to eat) they were bonded from then on! unfortunatley the pics wasnt all that great cause jake was more concerned about eating his new treat than smiling...but at least santa didnt freak him out...he even "petted" his outfit and either said...pretty...or kitty...either which made sense but they sound so identical i couldnt omgoodness today he found my powder and he grabbed it and took the applicator and started to rub it on his was sooo funny...steven was embarrassed but he's 13 months for goodness sake...i sure got a kick out of it...saturday night we went to my best friends annual Christmas party...always a wonderful time with fun people and great food...her family will be moving this spring so from now on it will be Christmas in july at their new beach it was a bittersweet ending to an amazing annual event! Sunday was church...and then the game..yeah...i wont go there...that was dissapointing....fortunatley I am going to the final 2 with our fantasy football league!! Im so psyched about it...the only girl in the league...that deserves some bragging rights...right?? lol Sunday night was our Christmas program at our was so amazing to see the talent of our church all come together...i cant wait for jacob to go on stage...(maybe next year?) and ring the bells just so steven and i and his grandparents can get that 30 second videocamera footage and those priceless camera its such a photo-op for I cant wait for my turn!! Today we ran some a much needed oil change...(mananged to fit in a jalapeno popper/slurpee/beef jerkey stick run to arbys and 7-11) ...steven came home and we left to dinner with our friends chris and angela...and man was it good...sorry katie...our reservations were at 5:30...8:30 was going to be too late...(past jakes bedtime) next week though! ...and afterward we did some shopping together at the tacoma mall...and now thanks to angela i want peanut butter frangos!! ..delicious!..we were hoping that walking around the mall was going to start labor...hopefully i will hear from her later to see if it worked! lol ....I can relate..the last month feels like forever!!! so thats pretty much it...from tomorrow on we've got an amazingly busy schedule up until Christmas day but I will sure try and keep you all posted on my "status!"
...until tomorrow...(hopefully),

Friday, December 14, 2007

Well well well...yet another Dr appt has gone by and Im officially a "high risk" patient...I know exciting isnt it? (sigh) ...A couple of my friends have used Dr Dashow and absolutely love him...which makes me feel very fortunate Im blessed with the best high risk Dr. around...but still...under these circumstances?...I think not....I was given a pamphlet today for "maternal/fetal medicine" and what it entails ect. the first thing I noticed about it was that it was blank on the front and know..kinda private/confidential...which struck me as odd...why hide it? I chuckled...its not something Im ashamed of...granted it sucks big time..but what am I going to do? So I gave more blood today and I wont know the results until monday...(ish) we had to schedule a consultation with our high risk dr and thankfully they were just able to extend our appt originally set for Christmas after the ultrasound we'll just go meet with him at the same office...which makes it really nice because stevens already got the day off so he wont need to take any extra time...ptl! So as long as my count stays low we're ok...1-9....if they get into the double digits thats when we worry....hopefully that wont be the case but its definatley a possibility..(I hope this is making sense) when she was checking me out today she also noted I had a tilted cervix (sorry for any men reading this...tmi ...i know...but it sure explained a lot!) which she thinks resulted in my csection with jake...she didnt want to jump to conclusions and is still willing to let me try a natural labor..another ptl! also....I have a slanted uterus...i know i know..what a day for great news huh? lol she said that wasnt a big deal though...phew... oh yes and dr dashow is a PRO advocate for VBACS! ...its great to hear of a high risk dr willing to do that! So this is definatley out of our hands and all we can do now is pray pray pray that these levels will not go up! Oh yes and to add salt into the wound...the chances of us having any more kids are unlikely unless we're willing to go through this again...with possibly a worse turnout... but as it says in Hebrews 13:5 we need to be content with such things as we have for he has said I will never leave you or forsake I cant dwell on the negative things just be thankful for what I've been blessed with already!!

...For now Im going to go help celebrate my best friends sisters 18th birthday up in Squaquamish...I need to escape for the night! Thank you everyone for your prayers and have a great weekend!Love, me!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

12-13-07 that is the sound of a very content happy pregnant girl who just finished fufilling a craving!! I couldnt have asked for better sourdough bread myself!...moist, warm, and with just the perfect about of salted was delicious...the unfortunate thing is that it filled me up before the main courses it was so worth it though!! We celebrated my birthday tonight...yeah yeah a week late but we're all so busy this time of worked out perfect though....we went to anthonys home port in was beautiful and decorated so nicely for Christmas...I got some cute underwear from Victorias secret...(from my mommy!) and some matching "pink" sweats to lounge around it and a new memory card...a much bigger one and some bath was great and I hope everyone had a fun time...there was a new baby sitting behind us and every time she cried Jake got a look of concern and had to look and make sure she was was adorable :) as soon as we walked in to the restruant he said.."fish!" ...cause we'd been telling him the whole time there were going to be needless to say we didnt go into detail with him on the fact that they were dead and he was going to eat them! he also pointed at the Christmas tree and kept saying "pretty" lol it was very cute...oh more...he handed me the "butt paste" cream we used to use on him when he was little and I told him it was for when he was a baby and he set it on my tummy and said..."baby?" ...ok im done now with my little mommy moments :) until tomorrow...(oh yes..dr appt 11:20 please pray for low levels in the babys blood...they will be taking blood...again...(ugh!) Thank you!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


A mother is out christmas shopping with her kids...all they say to her is "I want this...I want that" to everything...she soon gets stressed out and very frusturated at her childrens selfishness this goes on all day until she can't take it anymore extremely aggravated she walks into the elevator with her kids...shes had enough and shes ready to leave...she mumbles under her breath just loud enough...."whoever invented this christmas holiday needs to be shot"...the lady standing next to her hears her and says..."he was crucified..."
just something to think about...lets not forget what this holiday is truly about!

Thankfully today was quite productive...I managed to get up before 11 am and Jake woke up in a wonderful happy mood...(that always helps) We didnt have to eat out today because steven brought us home bagels and apples and a crunch bar (the kind with caramel in the center...) serious prego craving poor steven..he went to the store the other night to cure my need for an apple, a coke, a safeway bagel and a crunch bar...(being as smart as he is he brought me back 2 crunch bars knowing 1 wouldnt be enough!) lol and thanks to amy I am now wanting sourdough bread...mmmm...tomorrow night is a late birthday dinner with steves and my family at anthonys in olympia...ptl (praise the Lord) they have sourdough bread...thats basically the only reason i wanted to go... :) no one has bread like them! Forget the fish, salads, desserts...Im going for the bread! Laugh all you want but when you're pregnant and have an "addiction" ..."urge" ..."craving"...."need" states in part of pregnancy law that it needs to be fufilled or else you feel a void...annnnnyways....after eating a somewhat healthy lunch I played catch with jake and then we decided to hit up the "wal" in "wal mart" ...seriously you actually have to prepare yourself to go there...especially during this time of year...its a mental thing...especially with a toddler who is nearing a nap time...but we did it...we went and were done within an hour!!!...have of the time which was spent in line...grr...i wont go there... :) after that jake went down for a nap and i found my favorite online game...(besides tetris..) its called Gold Rush...i was able to download a free trial version and it made my day! When steven got home we had to get ready for church...made it there in decent time and had a great night at awana! for the amazing part...when we got home...we cleaned and cleaned and cleaned...(and swept, and taped off the walls) but the great thing is that our downstairs is clean! (its hard to imagine that it could ever get dirty considering we havent even lived downstairs since the beginning of oct but believe was filthy!!! so I am so excited to walk downstairs to a clean house!!! yesss!! And now its off to sure I'll sleep good kicked my bum!

Until tomorrow!

I know this is random but Im almost 110% sure we're going to have another boy...(which is totally fine!) but we didnt have any names...until I heard one on for whoever reads this please please honestly tell me what you think about the name...Hudson....I've never been a "unique" name person but steven and i both think we really like let me know if you agree...or not!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Seattle's Juanny Cash

Wow...this kid is amazing!!!

Wedding Dance First As A Couple FUNNY Baby Got Back

One of my favorite Youtube videos...why didnt we think of this?? ...enjoy!!

Monday, December 10, 2007


Holy tiredness!!...either the game totally kicked my bum or i've gone into hibernation....ahhh...i hate dark winter days...i need a jump dont drink that...caffiene??...nope can't drink that...tanning?? ...out of the question...I guess I'll install some "happy" lighting in our house...isnt that supposed to get you up and going??? lol i know i know you guys are going to laugh at me but im soooo excited michael vick is going to be spending the next 23 months in prison!!!! Finally a "celebrity" getting what they deserve...what I couldnt believe is all the fans "supporting" him tonight on the monday night football game...?!?! Whats up with that?? He's already admitted to killing what is there to "support" about that??? Honestly though I really hope he learns his lesson and comes out a different was a pretty boring day...i think i was still in recovery and my body was still thawing out after the game yesterday! Jake and I didnt wake up until nearly 11...we had to rush to get ready and meet steven for lunch...came home and read stories and played...took naps..(yes...both of played more, steven came home and we challenged each other to tetris tournaments..yes i know...we're nerds...we play against each other online...its great...except for when we get so into it Jake ends up on a card table or tearing apart my scrapbooking stuff...I guess thats our hint he's wanting mommy and daddy well like I said..kind of a boring day...but thats ok...we need those every once in awhile!!

Until tomorrow!


Sunday, December 9, 2007


The seahawks are once again the reigning NFC west champions!!! Yesssss!!!! Look out playoffs here we come!!!....(I'll get back to that...) Friday I went to lunch with steven and then got ready for my night at christys....without giving too much away we had sooo much fun...we did a gift exchange...took some cute :) and ate food and laughed and laughed and just had a great time with each Saturday we did some more christmas shopping and with waking up at 10:30 and not getting to the mall until after 12:00 by the time we got home it was after 3 and so we put Jake down, watched a movie, washed my car and then had to get ready for our big dinner at the Melting Pot with our friends chris and was so fun getting dressed up!...(but not so much in the 30 degree weather!) lol it was worth it though!...With being as truthful as possible...I loved the service and I had a great time with our friends...the food didnt impress me....I dont know if thats b/c im pregnant and food isnt my biggest fan at the moment but i was expecting the food to blow my socks off...and it didnt...i could pay 75.00 less and get just as full in 30 mins as it took us to get in 3 hours...i know i sounds like i wasnt happy...i really had a blast but if it wasnt for the gift card we got i'd never spend that kind of money on food but seriously it was a blast...and i know now how to "fondue!" lol My parents took jake for the night so we were going to go to the casino but after dinner we were all tired so we went home and attempted to watch a movie...i was so tired i barely made it through the first half hour! lol This morning we both had to wake up early...for steve it was go to early service at church to pick up jake and for me it was to get to christys house (first starbucks though) to get ready for the game! By the time we got into her truck to leave it was snowing and sticking...made for some great pics! I truly underestimated how cold it was going to be!!! going to the game...invest in some handwarmers!!! lol or deion branch gloves! I cant explain how much fun i had...I will truly never forget today! The atmosphere of "true" seahawk fans is amazing...I had no idea how many people get to the game so early!!! We were there a few hours before the game and STILL had to park far because of the people that decided to either stay the night or get there at the crack of dawn! It was awesome! Going through tailgate heaven all you could see was rv after rv full of people having fun, eating food, drinking beer, watching tv, listening to music and just having a great time! I wish I could do that every home game! From there we went to touchdown city where we "attempted" to get our faces painted...unfortunatley we were mere seconds too late and they shut down...we were pretty bummed but never the less found some black face paint and streaked under our eyes! The sound of the "12th man" was amazing! (I can definatley see why we lead the league in false starts!) So to sum things up this was an awesome weekend full of ..did you see my pics from the awesome were the seats????? I owe it all to Christy and her dad...THEY ROCK!!!! Truly an experience of a lifetime! Thanks babe

Thursday, December 6, 2007


Thank you thank you everyone for your wonderful bday wishes!! I have some great friends :) duh! the sad thing is that im now officially in my "mid-twenties" .... :( yikes...oh well...what can ya do??? lol Since I havent blogged since sunday let me fill you in....ummm...monday we went to our favorite joint...aka sakuras...for those of you that havent been there...its "da bomb!" lol never seems to get old either...and the prices are awesome! went to the parents house and played favorite game :) I cant remember what I did during the day...(ahhh prego Tues I woke up not feeling good...It may have been the dinner from the night but dont let that stop you...i just overate! So unfortunatley I had to pass our our weekly mommy and baby activity of the tree farm...and from what I've read I heard it was an "interesting" later that day I met my bff...katie who happened to have the day off...we went to the mall and to arby's *yet another prego craving...arbys regular french fries with honey mustard sauce.... oh yeah! so at the mall i didnt find much...but katie bought me the cutest bag from bath and body works...i dont know if you guys have seen them or not but they come in tan or brown and they are lined with sheep sheep even have fur? anyways they are perfect for carry on luggage when traveling....I cant wait to use it! thanks girl! I picked up a couple of things for our "favorite thing" 10.00 gift exchange we are having tomorrow really excited about what i got because they are really honest to goodness my 2 favorite things and they were 10.00 exactly!! lol tues night was just me cause steve was at another side job so i had a date night with jake :) wednesday we had mops and I was given a one hour pregnancy massage as a gift!! How flippin cool!?? I didnt even know they had "pregnancy massages!!" I can only imagine how nice thats going to feel when its june and im huge and its hot out....i cant wait~! I was also given a gift card to 7-11!! Slurpees baby!!...just like my favorite food on the planet...i would like to meet mr. slurpee someday and tell him how happy I am he created matter what kind of day im having they always taste good!!...we made these adorable cookie mixes that go in a jar and you can give them as a gift or use them on your own...i love it! I have a feeling I will be a Mop mommy for as long as possible! Im really enjoying myself and love learning these new crafts and tips! Jake was so funny; we had a childrens librarian come in and talk about how important reading/playing/singing with your child is and at the end she gave us a free book!...but we also gathered up the kids and sang some fun songs well my son decided to go to the center of the circle and show off his dancing moves while all of the other mommies and babies clapped along...i was laughing so hard i was crying! was very sweet to see him getting so into it! lol We had church on wed night which its always fun to see my JV girls...we are planning a day trip to seattle with them on the 20th! that will be a fun trip! so that brings me to today....I "thought" i was just going to get a pedicure...yeah...i was wrong...I met Katie at her house and we went to lunch...(off the subject...katie was blowing her nose into a napkin and jake wanted to do it he grabbed a napkin, put it to his nose and spit into it making the same sound katie did...once again i was crying from laughing...) ok back to the subject, we dropped jake off after lunch and we got out toes done...and a full set of nails put on....and our eyebrowns waxed, and spray tanned...i definatley got to feel like a girl today!! I may do that every all ready for girls know what im talking about but i dont want any snooping hubbys reading this so I cant say anymore! we went to an awesome mexican resturant for dinner with our good friends heather and ben and we got to see their new house...and kitty :) I am so happy they finally have a house...I know its going to look adorable!! oh yeah...2 crazy good things happened...i was out of MAC eyeshadow and i was telling katie what color it was and she was like...oh i think i have that color and i dont even use it...let me was the same exact color and she just gave it to me so i didnt have to buy a new one!! also...when we went to hollywood video to rent 2 movies...I got both of them free instead of 1...the guy said he'd never seen that before!! how cool!! lol its the little things in life! lol well my night is coming to an end but what a fun filled day I had!! thanks again everyone for the wonderful wishes :) love you all!Keren!

Sunday, December 2, 2007


Yay for the seahawks!! Yet another win brings us closer and closer to the playoffs!! I hate watching the game so early though...i mean seriously 10am? I would usually be sleeping still...the great thing about afternoon games is that jake usually sleeps from 1-4 so thats perfect...not wanted to play...common kid..the hawks are on leave us alone! lol j/p he managed to do a mighty fine touchdown celebration as well as our "official" touchdown ruler...his arms fling in the air whenever we say the word! Ohhh speaking of the hawks...we were at the mall today and we went into Champs...I saw the jerseys and thought...I need a Hasselbeck jersey...I mean...Im going to the game on Sunday and all i have is Jackson, Hamlin (who dont even play for us anymore) and Alexander (which is signed so we dont wear it) and i must have a hasselbeck jersey (aka babys daddy) my little man crush! steve knows... its he said its great cause he's bald and i dont have high expectations LOL back to my story i see these kids jerseys hanging up and they say 10.00 im thinking like 35.00 or i ask the guy to take one down...and they are super nice...embrodered and everything...then I look at the price tag...ummm yeah... 75.00...for a kids jersey!! (65.00) with the 10.00 discount...I tell him thanks but no thanks and he says...well...this weekend is friends and family and if you want I can give you my 30% discount along with the 10.00 off! im trying to figure out what that would be and he says 45.00 and i say SOLD! basically i got steven and 20.00 gonzaga hat and a 75.00 hasselbeck jersey for 63.00 including tax!!! whoop whoop!! lol that so made my night...I can wear my man now...if I could only have him sign life would be complete :) lol rambling now...I got to chat with my cousin was wonderful...i dont get to see her nearly as much as I want to and we're so close in age it stinks...shes way awesome too...we are going to go visit her next month in san fransisco...shes a big wig with a hotel up there and they take in all the nfl teams that play the 49ers...I was so jealous!! But we are definatley looking forward to hanging out with her...she said shes got a lot for us to do when we get there...including taking jake to the aquarium/zoo!! lol i sound like such a we will also be doing "mommy and daddy" stuff too! thankfully my mom and dad will be there along with my 2 uncles who have never met jake before!! so we will have babysitters :) lol We got a 100.00 gift card to the melting pot so we're going to go on Saturday with our good friends for my birthday...i cant wait to get dressed up...although it will probably be freeeeezing...i've never been there before..i just hope im not nauseous...that would be we went to a beautiful wedding last night...simply wonderful getting married during the holiday season...the church's are already decorated!! It makes me want to get married again lol oh yeah..and now that I have jake i basically cry at every wedding takes you to a whole new level b/c you can just picture them up on the alter...awww...(sniff sniff) lol you just want them to be your baby ok well i think i've typed eyes hurt...
until tomorrow,Keren!

Thursday, November 29, 2007


Im so stinkin mad james got voted off survivor tonight...i wanted him to win the whole I dont even care who wins!! And on the subject of complaining...whats the deal with people giving us such a bad time about living in orting...does that mean nobody should live in florida in fear of hurricanes??? or nobody should live in Kansas because of tordandos??? A volcano hasnt blown up here in over 25 years!! There are tornados and hurricanes every year over there and people still manage to live there...ahhh I love our little town...we're no farther away from church/parents house than when we lived in tacoma...but we're much from gangs/violence and we have over 40 mins to evacuate "if" the lahar siren goes off...and we're less than 10 mins from a anyways...met up with steven for lunch, went to home depot paid bills (yuk!) we get the sheetrock coated tomorrow!!! ...and the hardwood is installed...just have the carpet left!! yay!! Was planning on going to a pampered chef party tonight but found no one to watch jake and I didnt want to have to chase him around the whole night so we had to bail...but I'm still planning on ordering...there's something I want to get my mom from christmas that I have and love! Instead angela invited me over for pizza and "Survivor" ...jake ended up having a 101 temp...drugged him up...good to btw...if you've never seen a "temporal thermometer" ...they are awesome!! you just swipe it from the forehead across to the temple and it reads the temp! its so simple and adding it to my christmas list...its great for all ages...and doesnt involve shoving something up your kids know...gross!! I highly recommend it...and your kids will thank you!!on that happy note :)until tomorrow,keren!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


It's been awhile i fault...too stinkin busy...and we had a wonderful Thanksgiving...although I had no appetite...which sucked b/c of all holidays when you want to eat the most this is it and everything looked gross...except my mother in laws fruit that seems to be all I want to eat...especially pineapple...oh yeah stevens family went over to my mom and dads for dinner and we all sorted through the ads and found a couple things we liked...and of course watched football...duh lol after dinner we went to my bff katies house to meet her new man and spend time with her family and friends socializing and playing some fun games...jake went home with stevens parents for 2 nights we were kid free! Friday I met up with my friend michelle and we were at old navy early...4:30...but not early enough...the mp3 players were already gone...I will remember that for next year...I did manage to get some cute clothes though so it made it all worth it! After shopping a bit we ran into Stepheni and hit up Sharis for was a nice break...the lines were crazy at the've got to have quite the stamina to spend all day there...especially when pretty much all the stuff you wanted to get is already I got some stuff for Jake at toys r us...the lines there werent bad at all ...that was a nice relief! Saturday did some more shopping while steve put up our new hardwood flooring...its almost done..ptl! Saturday a bunch of guys from the church played football in the was a lot of fun watching all of them...they all did a great job and paid for it on sunday at church...we had some sore sore sat night jake and I went on a date to the superall (so steve could work again and be loud) so we played in the inside kids some ice cream and went to the toy stores...we had a great time :) sunday was church and then football...because the hawks played early steven and I went to the early service so we could be home in time to watch the game but instead his brother and dad came over to help him on the flooring and I took jake over to chris and angelas with me to watch the game...always a fun time! Monday was angelas baby shower at the church...she got some great little baby clothes...i cant wait to meet her little guy!! I love new babies! :) ...oh speaking of babies...I've had the weirdest cravings ...on sat night I wanted...I mean..needed peppermint ice we went to our local safeway and they were out!! we drove all the way to sumner and got (along with 3 pack of reeses caramel peanut butter cups!) so on monday night I just wanted some mexican beans and rice so after the shower I went up to melaques and ordered take out...drove it all the way home to orting and plopped on my bed and scarffed it down! lol tuesday we did our "mommy" group thing! Playgroup and then the Ram for lunch...they were very accomodating giving the kids balloons and crackers and carrots and ranch dressing before we even ordered!...Love it! ...Then michelle and I did some "shopping" for our hubbys...and were successful...cant wait to give it to him! Tues night we went to our good friends matt and pams house for a very yummy dinner! shes sooo sweet....she was originally going to make pasta but when she found out it made me nauseous she made fried rice too!! I love her...what a friend! Her brother came over and we played taboo for a few hours...we had a lot of always! Today we surprised steven at the house he was working on and took him to lunch, went to the bank, and then to I am catching up on some online shopping while jakes sleeping! ...(kinda)...more like singing to himself... btw...if I ask him where the baby is he will point to my belly button...too cute :) lol oh yeah...we scheduled our first ultrasound for christmas eve...I thought that was cool...our own little gift...we will get to see this baby...(hopefully just one) for the first time on Christmas eve! and unlike with jake he was only 7 weeks along so it was a very little picture...he just looked like a grain of rice...this time he/she will be about 12 weeks along..much bigger! and praise the lord...Im not nearly as queezy anymore...begininning to finally enjoy being pregnant...for thanks for letting me ramble...believe it or not I also use this "blog" to keep track of whats going on for me although you all may think its useless info it helps me keep my days straight!!until tomorrow,me!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


I cant thank you all enough for all the prayers and thoughts you've sent my way the past day...its been truly overwhelming and I love you all!! Steven and I both got our blood drawn again yesterday and surprisingly they had the results today...we were thinking monday so that was a praise! So basically we were told this has nothing to do with our rh levels or our blood types...Im O+ as well as steven....Im also Rh positive...good things as what they were concerned about was that I had a negative antibody trace come up and they wanted to know where I got it from turns out steve is a carriers for the "little c" antibody...which carries a (+) link ...surprisingly I got exposed to it when they cut Jacob out of me for his c-section...his blood somehow mixed back in with mine on the day of delivery...very odd...i know...thankfully when they did the titer on me yesterday my "little c +" antibody count was extremely low...thats a good was almost 0 ...we want it to be as low as nurse practicioner was so optimistic about it and told me it was like instead of pouring a cup full of red dye into a gallon of water for me it was a drop of dye...that could only be measured through the blood draw...when my Dr called me today she seemed a little more concerned...I dont know if thats just her personality...(doesnt like to sugar coat...which is good) or if she's just not as emotional...either way she said we'll have to do blood work at every appt...(yes...i will look like a heroin user after about a few months!) lol just to make sure my levels dont go up...(thats when it gets scary...that would mean the baby would have a chance of getting anemia in the womb...many different scenerios could happen if that was the case) so far, so good...I just ask that you continue to pray that my levels will stay very low and we'll have a competely normal and healthy baby! (notice I used a singular tense...) I sure hope there is only one little bean in there!! Thank you soooo much everyone and I hope you all have a wonderful day tomorrow with your families during Thanksgiving!!...oh yeah and on a happier note...yes you'd better believe I will be at Old Navy at 5 in the morning...i want my free mp3 player baby! Ps...if any of this did not make sense let me know..i know I can sometimes ramble and go off subject... :)

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


I'm not going to's been hard didnt start out that way...I had a great time at playgroup...we even celebrated 6 babies birthdays and we followed it up with lunch at the rock...unfortunatley all i was able to eat was some salad and a piece of pizza with no cheese or toppings...ugh. The coke was good though :) Then I get home to find a voicemail on my cell from my nurse practicioner wanting me to call her back..but not to i think ok prob...I call her back and she informs me my blood work was a little "off" and that not only do I need to go back for some more blood to be drawn but for steven to do it as well...she tries to explain what they found but it didnt make sense...even when I asked again for some "reassurance" from what she explained its an antibody thing...involving the "little c" antibody...i tried googling it but there's really nothing on it...and what there IS on it is scary to read...she didnt want me to look it up online for that reason...she doesnt want me to freak out but how can I not??? From what I've read there's a high miscarriage rate and strong need for possible blood transfusions either in utero or as soon as he/she's born...not to mention the fact that my kid could possible have some rare blood disorder...I dont know what to think...i can only think of the worst situation and it sucks! I've been praying all day for strength (emotionally) and for the Drs wisdom to know what to do ...if that is the case....I'd totally appreciate your prayers as well...Im desperate...and sick of crying today... :( thank you all so much!love,Me

Monday, November 19, 2007


Happy 27th Birthday Steven!! Im going to make this short and sweet because a. I gotta tinkle and b. Im going to watch a movie with Steven...and he's anxiously waiting :) the drs appt went great..i loved the nurse I met with and we really got along well...she spent over an hour with me and just got to know my history I got a flu shot :) lol wasnt planning on it but its a special kind they give pg women and it didnt hurt at all...although im a little sore now :) then I went downstairs to the lab...peed in a cup and gave more blood...but..i didnt have to get checked out..."down there" yet...not until the 14th when I go for my first official appt...then at 12 weeks we get to see our little guy movin...cant wait! this preg. seems to be flying so fast...i cant believe by the end of the year i will already be 3 months! wow! After steven got home we ordered our cabinets!! yay!! finally...he's going to try and rush them too...the even cooler thing is that he let us get the huge molding for no additional cost!! our old kitchen didnt have molding around it at excited to see what it will look like around cabinets! Next we met my parents at black angus for a wonderful birthday dinner...I made it through the meal...didnt get to eat as much as i wanted but i didnt get very nauseous..phew...nothing like getting queezy over some of your favorite food! Filet Mignon, Salad, Baked Potato, Appetizer Sampler, Bread and last but not least a huge slice of strawberry cheesecake...mmmmm.mmmm. Hit the spot!! Anyhoots still gotta tinkle so off I go...until tomorrow,me! Ps..I almost forgot to wonderful friend stepheni brought me a vanilla bean frap today...and it was wonderful!! I've got some great friends and I totally owe you!! Thanks again for thinking of me...its the little things :)

Sunday, November 18, 2007


Yay for the hawks win today!! Im so jealous...steve got to go to the game today with his buddy...what an exciting game too!! The commissioner was there...there were 4 false starts and there were over 64,000 people!! wow!! thats team spirit!!....After church today I went out for pizza (yet another pregnancy craving) with our friends the garretsons and murrys...always fun :) especially since we had our own private room with a tv in it so the kids could be loud and we didnt have to rush home to see the was perfect!...and I got my pizza/salad bar fix for the I cant wait to eat turkey!...and mashed've been noticing I have a huge craving for a certain food...and as im eating it or right after im done eating nauseous again...i dont know if its because i ate too much or what....its kinda frusturating...b/c now that I had my pizza fix today I dont even want to think about eating it...actually nothing sounds good ...that seems to be the common theme lately...there's usually only 1 thing that ever sounds good...ahhh! ...although a coke slurpee always sounds good :) lol if anyones in my next of the woods and happens to stop by a 7-11 i'll pay you for a coke slurpee!! lol come visit me :) I truly am just glad im still pregnant and i've heard that "morning sickness" means everything is going as I'll quit complaining, suck it up and just go on with my life :) (thats why I I can vent!) lol I have another dr appt tomorrow...i look forward to them now b/c it gets me closer and closer to the ultrasound!! (10-12) weeks...the 1st ultrasound we had with jake was at 7 wks and he just looked like a grain of rice so i'm excited to see what this one will look like 3-5 weeks bigger...a lot goes on in those 10-12 weeks! tomorrow though i will just get some blood work done...i im wondering if i have to get the "check up...ya know..down there..." fun...we'll see...yuk! Not to mention i've never met this nurse before...guess i'd better go take a anyways...after lunch we went home and took naps...waited for steven to get home and then went back over to ben and heathers to watch the sunday night game...which stunk cause ben had tom brady playing and he scored soo many points in our fantasy football league...i just so happened to be playing him this week and which started out as a tied game quickly turned into a butt whoopin.... :( sad day...but we ate some great tacos and pie...yum!! it hit the spot! so now I begin laundry...a lot of laundry...can't wait! I'm off to being a "domesticated housewife" until tomorrow, me!

Saturday, November 17, 2007


I hate morning sickness...yuk! I just want to puke to get it out of my system...I havent puked yet...but im only 6 weeks...i never threw up with Jake but we'll see....I really cant complain...I wanted to be pregnant again and I knew this is what came with it...Im just hopeful he or she is healthy!! Today was Angelas was very nice she got some wonderful things...I cant wait to borrow them :) lol from there we went to sakuras for dinner to celebrate steves goodness...for 3 weeks steves 4 years older than me...its hard to believe he was 20 when I met him...lucky guy gets to go to the hawks game tomorrow against the bears....I hope it doesnt rain too hard on them...he also got a gift card to home depot...(surprise surprise :) so we had to go there after dinner so he could spend it was fun though...jake was having a blast and I was just happy seeing the 2 boys having fun :) that pretty sums up my day in a nutshell!! go hawks!!until tomorrow, me!