Saturday, September 29, 2007

Soccer Pictures

Okay, so Sierra is playing soccer this year. She loves it, even though she gets a bit distracted sometimes. I have decided that I'm not going to be a very good sports mom. I get to uptight when she just stands there, or when she gets distracted. Of course, it doesn't help that at the last game (the one where I was uptight), that Tyner was being a complete and total butt head. Needless to say, he no longer goes to the games, and Jason and I will be switching who goes to the games and who stays home. At least until the baby comes, then I will just stay home.

Anyway. I thought I'd post a couple of pictures from soccer. One is Sierra and Tyner together. The next is Sierra in her soccer uniform. And the last one is her on the field. I'm hoping to go to her game on Monday (just me!), so I'm going to try to get some more pictures then.


39 weeks plus 1 day

Okay, hopefully this will be the last belly picture I will have to post on here. Not that there has been any activity "down there" to make me think that. But one can dream...

So, I guess I forgot to tell y'all that my doctor isn't leaving until the end of October now. So, I'm not in such a rush now. Of course, the sooner the better, but I'm not feeling like I was before. I have another appointment on Tuesday, so we'll see if I've gone any farther than last week. I really think God is honoring my original request to have this be an October baby.

I'm actually hoping I make it through the weekend (especially since Jason is hunting both days this weekend). I'm actually kind of even hoping I make it to my doctor's appointment on Tuesday, because that will mean I got to go to our women's bible study on Tuesday morning. We are starting a new study called "The Excellent Wife," and I really don't want to miss any of it.

Anyway, on with the pictures. I will post this weeks, and the last one I took (37 weeks and 2 days?), so you can compare.

Thursday, September 27, 2007


No baby yet.

No super strong or regular contractions.

You will be informed when something happens. Sisters, either Mom or Kim will call you. Any Valley people who happen to read this, Corrie will call you.

That is all for now.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

I have an announcement to make...

I will no longer be walking anywhere. I will only be jumping up and down.

Okay, not really. But since things are actually kind of happening in the baby regions, I was hoping the jumping might help.

I had my doctor's appointment today. I am 90% effaced, 2 cm dilated, and the baby is at a 0 (zero) station. I have been having contractions frequently, but not regularly. And I can still walk and talk through them, so they aren't too earth shattering (uterus shattering?).

So, keep your fingers crossed that things will progress a little further. That maybe I will get this baby out in the next day or two. Or tonight. That would be cool with me too.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

My new bookshelves!

Here is a picture of the new bookshelves Papa and Jason built for me. Much better than the little dinky three shelfer I had! Now I can go find the rest of my books that are in the garage somewhere.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Please come soon!

Hey, just a request for y'all. Could you say a prayer, or cross your fingers, or whatever it is you choose to do, for me.

I found out Tuesday that my doctor is leaving town for six months to do a fellowship in Spokane. The problem is, he leaves the weekend I'm due. I was really looking forward to having him and his staff deliver me, because they tend to do things more naturally than other doctors in the area.

If he doesn't come early, I will more than likely have the doctor I saw with Tyner do the delivery, which is fine. But I really wanted Dr. Wilson to do it.

So, could you maybe do your things, and ask that the baby could come a little early? He is considered full-term now (I am 38 weeks today), so he would be completely healthy.

Anyway, just my request for the day!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

To all of you who called or wrote to say "Happy Birthday," thank you. I really felt loved. Even the ones who were five days early!

To those of you who didn't, well...I love you anyway.

How much am I worth? Apparently, $4026.00.

Not sure who came up with these prices, but oh well. Here goes...

See How Much You're Really Worth!


Natural Hair Color:
[X Brown - $100
[ ]Blonde - $50
[ ] Black - $15
[ ] Bald - $5
[ ] Other-$75

Total: $100

Eye Color:
[x] Brown - $1
[ ] Green - $75
[ ] Blue $50
[ ] Hazel $100
[ ] Other - $15

Total so far: $101

[ ] Over 7' - $200
[ ] 6'8" to 7' - $175
[] 6'0" to 6'7" - $150
[X] 5'5" to 5'11" - $75
[ ]4'9" to 5'4" - $45
[ ] Under 4'9 - $45

Total so far: $176

[ ] 41 to 49 - $300
[ ] 31 to 40 - $100
[X] 26 to 30 - $75
[ ] 21 to 25 - $50
[ ] 19 to 20 - $25
[ ] 0 to 18 - $100

Total so far: $251

Birth Order:
[ ] Twins or more than twins - $300
[ ] First Born - $300
[ ]Only Child - $250
] second born - $150
[ ] Middle child - $100
[x] Last Born - $100
[ ] third born - $100
[ ] fourth born - $100
[x] fifth born-$600

Total so far: $951

[X] No - $400
[ ] Only Holidays - $250
[ ] Sometimes - $215
[ ] YES - $200
[ ] only weekends - $300
[ ] Every other day - $50
[ ] Once a day - $15
[ ] I live from the bottle - $Bankrupt$ [[back to $ZERO]]

Total so far: $1351

[X] perfect vision -$300 (actually, I have 20/16 vision)
[ ] need or have glasses/ contacts but dont wear them - $200
[ ] No correction $100
[ ] Glasses $50
[ ]contacts $25
[ ] Surgical correction - $10

Total so far: $1651

Car Color:
[ ] Pink - $2,000
[ ] Maroon - $800
[ ] Gold - $700
[ ] Gray - $600
[ } Blue - $900
[x] White - $475
[ ] Black - $450
[ ] Red - $400
[ ] Green- $350
[ ] Silver $300
[ ] Purple- $250
[ ] Metallic - $200
[ ] Yellow - $100
[ ] Primer - $75
[ ] Tan- $20
[ ] Rusted - $15
[ ] No Car - $0

Total score: $2126

Shoe Size:
[ ] 13+ - $300
[ ]12 and a half to 13 - $250
[ ] 11 to 12 - $700
[X] 7 to 10 - $500
[ ] Under 7- $550

Total so far: $2626

Favorite Colors (two):
[ ]Green-$750
[ ] Red - $600
[ ] Black - $100
[ ] Yellow -$475
[ ] Brown - $50
[ ] Purple - $225
[ ] White - $400
[ ] Aqua - $350
[ ] Orange - $300
[x]Blue - $300
[X]Pink - $100 (this quiz sucks!)
[ ] Other - $ 50

Total: $3026

Did you use a calculator to add it all up?
[ ] Yes $0
[X] No-add $1000
[ ] on some- $750

Final Total: $4026

Monday, September 17, 2007


My son's favorite saying of the moment?

"I gross your head off."

Which apparently means "I love you a lot."

He's such a boy.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Our week...

Well, I was bored, so I thought I'd get on here and write about our week. Luckily it was pretty busy, so it has gone by fast. This coming week is just as busy, but more about that later. Now, what I'm telling you here is all in addition to our regular routine of school, walking, lunch, naps, dinner, cards, and all that other stuff. Here was how our week went:

Monday: Uh...I looked at my calendar, but it says we had nothing that day. And since I can't remember that far back, I'm going to assume that's true.

Tuesday: In the morning, we had our first MOPS meeting of the year. It went really great. It was a lot of fun to get together with my friends again, and we had a few new faces, which is always good. I made muffins for the meeting on Monday night. They turned out way better than anything else I've made lately. Unfortunately, they were from a box.

Jason and his grandpa went shooting after work, to get ready for rifle season. I think that was about it for that day.

Wednesday: In the evening we went to the Awanas Carnival at church. This is the begining of the year celebration thing that they do, when you get the kids signed up for Awanas (Cubbies for Tyner and Sparkies for Sierra). Then the kids got some tickets and went to play some games. I think they got 10 tickets, and Tyner used 6 of them for the fishing game. He also used a couple for the "throwing the dart at the balloon" game, which he is pretty darn good at! Sierra did the cake walk and won a cupcake, which she ate the frosting off of, and then threw away. She also did bowling, and a beanbag toss, and a few other things. She didn't want to do the dart game, because the popping balloons were too loud. Both kids used a ticket to get their faces painted. Below is what they each chose (I have to say that Tyner came up with his all on his own; it wasn't on the list). Both kids won a ticket for a free ice cream cone at Dotty's so we went there afterwards. We brought the ice cream home, and the kids enjoyed it before bed.

Thursday: I went to Yreka in the morning, to do my town shopping. I'm very excited, because I got all the little things I wanted to get for the kids' gift bag for the hospital. I wanted them to have a present at the hospital, so they would feel special. Plus, it will give them something to do while they wait around.

Sierra had a dentist appointment after school. Just a check-up for school. They said everything looked good. She didn't want to get her teeth cleaned, because the spinny brush thing scares her. I told her that when she has another appointment in six months, she won't have a choice. Of course, the dentist told me about her "orthodontic problem," which we knew about. She has a crossbite, which is where half of her top teeth are in front of her bottom teeth, and the other half are behind her bottom teeth. He said he would start work on it in two or three years, or as soon as she has all four of her six-year molars, and all four of her front teeth (two top, two bottom) have fallen out and grown back in. He said that her top jaw will have to be expanded (I had the same thing, so I'm not surprised), and then they would have to make sure that all of her top teeth were in front of the bottom teeth (I'm not sure if this would be with braces or with headgear). I'm not looking forward to the eventual cost of this, but I will just start praying now that God will provide the money when we need it.

In the evening, Sierra had soccer practice. It was more of just a "meet the coaches, meet the other kids" kind of thing. The kids kicked the ball around, I chatted with my friend Sarah and Sierra's kindergarten teacher, and Jason took Sarah's little boy to the playground to play (my husband is so great!). Sierra came home saying that she loved soccer, and that it was her favorite sport (which, of course, thrilled me to death!). Her first game is on Monday; I'm hoping that her shinguards get here in time for her to play. We shall see.

Our regular Thursday night bible study was cancelled, so Jason and I watched "Delta Farce" after the kids went to bed. It was a funny movie, but full of a lot of cussing and homosexual references/jokes.

Friday: Friday was apparently uneventful as well, since there is nothing on my calendar. I know I watched a movie called "Footsteps" in the evening. But that's about all I can remember from that day.

Saturday: The first day of rifle season. Jay and Papa took off at about 4:30 in the morning, and got home at about 4:00 in the evening. Jason saw and heard a few deer, but nothing worth shooting at. Grandma, the kids, and I went to a dinky little yard sale, to pass some time. I took a bath to relax after the kids went to bed. That's about it.

Sunday: Today. Sierra and I went to Sunday School this morning. Then Grandma brought Tyner with her to church. After church we had lunch and naps. I woke up from my nap and got on here. I also took another belly picture, just to see if I've changed at all. I was going to wait until 38 weeks to take another picture. I only did it today because the house was quiet and I was wearing the right kind of clothes for it. Sometimes I think Zeke has dropped, so I wanted to see if I looked any lower. I don't know, you be the judges.

Jason's sister and her family are coming over sometime this evening for dinner. The kids enjoy playing with their cousins, and I'm sure we'll play cards after we eat.

As for this coming week, it should be busy as well. We have a soccer game Monday night, I have a doctor's appointment and Women's bible study Tuesday morning, we have Awanas Wednesday night (the first regular meeting of the year), Thursday I need to make three batches of Amish friendship bread, then we have soccer pictures, and bible study in the evening. Plus, Thursday is my 28th birthday, although I'm not sure anything exciting will happen that day. Then on Friday, Grandma, Papa, Jason, and I are going up to Medford for dinner to celebrate my and Papa's birthdays (his is on Saturday the 22nd). We are going to Shoji's, one of those Japanese places where they cook right in front of you. I'm very excited; one, because we will be kidless, and two, because I've always wanted to go to a restaurant like this. And on Saturday, Jason and Papa will probably go hunting again.

Anyway. That is what last week looked like, and what next week will look like. Hope you enjoyed this LONG glimpse into our lives.

Friday, September 07, 2007

36 Weeks. Only. Four. More. To. Go.

Okay, here is the 36 week picture:

And here is the 32 week picture, so you can compare:

Yes, I know, the angles are off again, but you get the idea.

I'm tired and cranky and uncomfortable and in pain, so I'm not going to write anymore. Sorry. Hope you enjoy the pictures.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Cleaning out my purse...

So, I normally keep my purse pretty well cleaned out. But lately, I've kind of just been shoving stuff in there, and not really taking anything out. I decided to clean it out today, and I thought I'd share with all of you what was in it. So here goes!

THE REGULAR STUFF (or, What Is Going Back In My Purse):

-Wallet, with ID, debit/credit cards, library card, medical cards, and pictures
-2007/2008 calendar
-Little spiral notebook (in brown and pink stripes)
-Pocket-size FirstAid thing
-A small pack of tissues
-Clear zippered pouch with "hygiene" stuff in it: hand sanitizer, lotion, nail clippers, lip stuff, Tylenol, breath spray, hand wipes, etc.
-Cell phone
-Four pens (two are going back in, one is being thrown away, and one is staying at my desk)
-One and a half rolls of Tums

THE OTHER STUFF (or, What Is NOT Going Back In My Purse, but is being put away where it belongs):

-A black Sharpie (from my trip to the Post Office)
-Four Trident gum wrappers
-Three snappy hair clips
-A fortune that says "Now is a good time to try something new."
-A small key for our old storage lock (not sure where the lock is...)
-"Mom & Baby Birth Choices", a form from my doctor about things I do and don't want to happen during and after labor
-Three receipts: Honeyman State Park (from our trip to the Sand Dunes with Dale and Stephanie), WalMart (from our Medford trip), Olive Garden (from lunch out in Medford with the girls yesterday)
-A picture of me and my sisters (had it at work)
-Black and white copies of the kids' school pictures (from work, also)
-Lip gloss I never wear
-A (kind of scary looking) horse finger puppet of Tyner's
-A small notepad with cowboy boots on it (also Tyner's)

Well, that's it. I'm done cleaning my purse. It feels much nicer and lighter now that it is all cleaned out.

I'm trying to enjoy using my little purse while I can, since I will be carrying a diaper bag soon. I remember being so excited to go back to work after Tyner was born because I could use a regular purse, and not a diaper bag. I won't have much opportunity for that with this baby, since I'll be staying home, and he'll be with me pretty much all the time. But, I would rather have our new baby than my little purse.

Okay, I'm done boring you all with the contents of my purse. Now it's time to go take a nap until I have to pick the kids up at school. See you back here in two days (Friday) for my 36 week belly picture.

Monday, September 03, 2007

"Is it the LONE Stranger, or the LONG Stranger, Mama?"

Nope. It's the Lone Ranger.

Lately, my son, being, well...a SON, has been very into all things boy. Pirates, cowboys, bugs, animals, dinosaurs, dirt, finding the mouse in the rosemary bush (his newest adventure). But there is one thing that he loves the most, out of all these things. One thing he asks to do everyday. Every. Single. Day. He doesn't always get to do it every day, since he is in school now. And some days, he doesn't get to do it, just because I don't feel like putting in the time to make it happen. It's a very time consuming process, with layer upon layer of preparation. And, here it is:

Yes, my son likes to dress up like a cowboy. He asks to do this every morning, as soon as he wakes up. Some days, like today, he had to wait until after breakfast to get dressed. Some days, until after naps. And some days, he has to wait until Daddy is available to help, because I can't stand to tie on his chaps and pull on his boots one more time.

"Layer upon layer of preparation?", you ask. How much can there really be? Well, here's the breakdown:

-Socks and underwear
-White t-shirt (if it's not too hot out, he will want to wear one of his button-up cowboy shirts)
-Cowboy belt with big buckle (if he is going to be playing outside, this cannot be threaded through his belt loops, just put around his waist)
-Holster on the belt, with toy pistol in it
-Velcro and tie-on chaps
-Red bandana around the neck
-Cowboy boots
-Old, crushed and reshaped, black cowboy hat
-He's also got another toy pistol with a holster, a toy rifle (his "huntin' rifle"), and a toy shotgun that he occasionally uses

As you can see in the picture, he is not wearing his sad black hat. It was over at G.G.'s and he headed over after the picture to get it. His Sheriff's Badge is also missing. We weren't sure where it was, so he went without it. His chaps are too small, and his vest is too big, even though they came in the same set (explain that one to me...). He's got a left-handed holster, even though he shoots right-handed (I think the other holster is lost in the toys at G.G.'s house).

So, he's not a perfect cowboy. But, he's MY cowboy. My little Lone Stranger.