Friday, December 28, 2007


We are all sick. Jacob slept in until 10:00 today so I knew even before he got up it would be a hard day with him being sick. He had a fever of 103.3 which is already better after only 1 dose of Motrin. He seems to be feeling much better too. We just can't let that motrin wear off completely. We visited with friends last night which was so nice. It's been 2 years since we last saw them and we've each had a baby since last time. It was so fun to watch Jacob and Kelton play together. They are only 2 1/2 months apart. Jacob was really good about sharing his toys, I was really impressed. I have to keep an eye on him because I just found out the little boy, Jack, that I babysit might have RSV! So now we have to watch him more closely to make sure he doesn't get worse. He also has 2 ear infections so I'm keeping my eye on Jacob's ears as well. Poor little Jack. Tonight my brother and his finace come back into town and we'll have Christmas with them at my parents. Tomorrow is crazy, as long as everyone is feeling up to it. We have brunch with Dan's dad and stepmom, lunch with my extended family ( I get to see my cousin who is pregnant and I haven't seen her since september and we are really close!!!), and then dinner time at Dan's uncles house. It's going to be way to busy. Sunday will be relaxing. My Aunt and Uncle and cousin are stopping in for a visit and we're excited to spend the day with them. New year's eve will be with my brother and his fiance at our house and then new years day back at my parents. I can't think of anything else. Then life gets back to normal and we start planning our little boy's second birthday party!!! I can't believe he'll be 2 soon! WOW! I can't wait until God blesses us with another. I know it will happen in his time! Sorry no new pictures. I'll get some tonight at my parents house.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007


I just wanted to post that Christmas this year was great. Despite a few sick people ( now Dan and I are both sick!!!) everyone had a good day. Jacob made out really well and was polite most of the day. He said please when asking for help and thank you when anyone helped him or gave him a gift. He's such a good kid. He had a few minor melt downs but nothing bad. It was a lot for him to take in all in one day. This morning he played with all his new toys with the exception of his tool bench which my dad will bring over this week because it wont fit in our car. He even got a power wheels! We haven't taken it out of the box yet but probably will tonight. I'll finish with a few pictures of our precious boy.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Christmas is coming

I am finally getting into the Christmas spirit. It got a little delayed this year with all that has happened, but we're getting there. I spent some time yesterday making cookies and listening to Christmas music! That was a lot of fun, and very yummy! I have decided not to worry about loosing weight until after the holidays! Today I wrapped most of the presents. I still have Jacob's to do but I'd live to get different paper. I know he's too young still to make any connections with wrapping paper, but I still want to.

I wanted to share with you all something I have learned. God has taught me to really be thankful for what we have. Not that I wasn't thankful before, but I appreciate it even more now. I get much less stressed about little things and much less frustrated with Jacob when he doesn't listen. I've learned to pick my battles with him even better and I hug him every chance I can. I could never have gotten through all this with out him. I've also learned once again that God never gives us more than we can handle. I thought I couldn't never handle loosing a child. That was one of my biggest fears. God's getting us through it. I think I got a slight glimpse of what Mary may have felt. I'll never fully understand that but I have felt that pain of loss.

I have spent so much more time with family the past 3 weeks than I usually do. We always try to see them all when we can but we've made it more of a point to spend as much time with them as possible. We choose not to go to our companies Christmas parties, but instead we spent the weekend with my parents and brother and his fiance.

I don't remember is I shared this on here or not. Dan bought me an awesome necklace. It's two baby feet. They are the size of a 10 week old fetus. Our baby was around 10 weeks so they are about the same size and Jaidon's little feet. I wear it every day. It reminds me that he ( or she ) is with us always. And even though he ( or she ) is not here on earth with us he is still celebrating Christmas with us because he is in our hearts.

It's hard to believe that after Christmas and new years we have to start preparing for Jacob's second birthday! I need to get the invitations to his party so I can get them out in the beginning of January. I can't believe he is almost 2! Time has flown. He is really turning into a great kid too. He is so polite. He says please and thank you most of the time with out being told to. We're now working on excuse me. I am so excited to see his face on Christmas morning. He is getting so many great toys and I know he'll be excited. We are also teaching him the meaning of Christmas. He knows that it's about baby Jesus. That's about it though. We're working on it. I'm hoping we can get him to sit still and we'll read the Christmas story on Christmas eve.

Well I suppose I've rambled enough. If you're reading this thank you for listening.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Monday, December 17, 2007


Everything went pretty well. Initially the surgery went really well and I was feeling pretty good. Saturday night things got a little bad but the doctor called in some medicine for me and my wonderful husband went to two different 24 hour pharmacies to get it for me. I woke him up around 5:00am in horrible pain and bleeding really bad. I'm glad the medicine worked and we didn't have to go to the hospital. Dan and I are working through all this and I think we are doing pretty well. We both know God is in control and everything is going to work out according to his plan.
We were able to spend a lot of time with family this weekend. Jacob loved that. I think he ate too much yesterday and then played way to hard. He vomited in his crib last night making a huge mess for me to wake up to this morning. Needless to say he got a bath first thing...and he was not happy about that at all. I then had to clean his room and wash everything in his crib. Including his 4 stuffed animals he can not sleep with out! 2 of them are still not dry because they had to be hand washed and air dried. He had trouble getting to sleep but he finally did and I think he'll sleep for a while. I need to stay off my feet for a few hours while he is asleep even though there is so much I need to do. I can feel the effected of this morning already. My body is less forgiving these days.
I have another appointment next week. This is when we'll find out how long we need to wait before trying again. We are not ready to start trying yet, but we definitely will in time. I think we were hoping for around the end of February or March sometime. We'll see how things go for that.
Jacob's new favorite thing in the car is to go up and down hills. He actually asks for them now. He'll say "Hills??" or "up or down, up or down!" He doesn't understand that we can't make them happen. It's so cute. He had so much fun with "guncle Ray" this weekend. He didn't want them to leave. He was asking for "guncle Ray" and "Aunt Me" this morning. I told him they'll be back next week but it's hard to him to understand that too. Poor kid.
I should probably go and put my feet up for a little while.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


Tomorrow is my surgery and I'm a little scared. I know everything is in God's hands and I am trying to rest in knowing that. It's hard because everything I have prayed for recently God has chosen the opposite for me. I was praying for an early surgery time and it wont be until 10 or 10:30. I was really hoping for closer to 8 so I'd be home sooner and I wouldn't have to go so long with out eating! Anyway, just pray for us. Tomorrow will be hard and I really just want it to be over and to move on.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Jacob in the snow

Well it was only a small amount of snow but we had to take him out. He had fun throwing tiny snowballs. It was so cute. Here are the pictures.
This last picture is the result of mommy not paying enough attention to Jacob. We was coloring in the family room while I was getting dinner started....
That's our dishwasher with purple crayon on it. Good thing it came off with no problems!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Jaidon Cruz

We have decided to name the baby Jaidon Cruz. It would have been good for a boy or girl. Say a little prayer for baby Jaidon today. We know that this little child is in the presence of our Savior. I just want him or her to know that we loved them. They will forever remain in our hearts.

Friday, December 7, 2007

The worst day of my life

This will be short. Today we found out we lost the baby. It sucks! I had an ultrasound and unfortunately there was no heartbeat. There were no signs so we were completely taken off guard. Please keep us all in your prayers. I will have a D&E on thursday since I was 10 weeks and I just can bear then thought of waiting for it all to pass on it's own. Since this happened so recently we have no idea how long it could take. At least now I'll know.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Jury duty, snow, and strange packages

So I will be excused once again from Jury duty. I am sure they will try again in a few years and once again I will probably have to be excused due to childcare reasons. Oh well. I least I don't have to worry about it now.

It snowed this weekend and it's snowing right now. I had to check the forecast because it's coming down pretty good and already sticking! We're only supposed to get a coating to and inch so I imagine it will stop soon. I love snow, but I didn't want to get too much because I hate driving in it. I have to go and take my last exam for this semester tonight and I can't put it off so I have to go regardless of the weather. Jacob was loving just looking out the window watching the snow fall. I always love doing that so it was fun to share that with him. He still doesn't have boots so I don't know if he'll go out in it today or not. It's there's not a lot I'll throw on some warm clothes and a couple pair of socks and older shoes and let him check it out. He wasn't walking yet for snow last year so he hasn't really experienced it.

Yesterday we got a really strange package in the mail. It was addressed to our address with my name on it. It said it was a free gift from direct TV. We don't have direct TV so we were suspicious. I immediately checked our credit card and bank account online since we had someone steel our credit card number recently. Everything was fine. Dan finally noticed there was a phone number for who it was supposed to go to on the box. Darn, because it was a portable DVD player. If we don't reach this person then we will keep it...Merry Christmas to us! We will try to reach them and see if they were expecting anything to come. It was supposed to go to a PO box but there was no box listed so somehow it came to us. There was a sticker with our address on it next to the original address label. Oh well. We want to do what is right and try to get it to who it belongs to. We would love to keep it, but we know that is not right unless the owner can not be reached. Maybe God will reward us for doing what is right someday.

No pictures to post today. We just found our camera. If I take Jacob out after his nap I'll be sure to take lots of pictures and maybe even video!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

leaps and bounds!

Jacob is making leaps and bounds lately with Jack. He actually hugged and kissed him with out anyone asking him to. They were playing and Jack touched him and he said " awe Jack " and hugged him. I think he'll be a good big brother after all. We were a little nervous because he wasn't so good with Jack a few weeks ago. He would scream whenever Jack even came close to him. Now they play together and it's so cute.

This pregnancy has been very different. I have had morning sickness, afternoon sickness and night sickness. I've also been tired and really distracted. I can't seem to remember anything, which is especially bad because I have 1 more final exam to take. I did ok on my last final but I had to review right up until the test. I have my next appointment tomorrow and I should get some more information on my ultrasound. I am going with out Dan so hopefully it's only good news. I may also be getting an adjusted due date.

My parents are moving this weekend. This will be the first time in 25 years for them. This was the only house I lived in growing up. Needless to say they have a lot of stuff. They actually got 2 moving trucks! It's going to be a crazy weekend.

Friday, November 23, 2007


Since Dan already posted this on his myspace I guess I can too. I was going to wait until monday but oh well.
Yes that is a positive test! We're due July 6th. And we are super excited.

On another note I just got summons for Jury Duty. I hope I don't have to go because Dan will have to take off to watch Jacob and they'll have to allow me to eat every 1 hour and excuse me if I get sick. I have been much more sick with this pregnancy than last time. I think they will excuse me but you never know. I also have school and tons of other crap. I wouldn't mind being called for it years down the road when my kids are in school. That's different. This is just bad timing again. Last time they called me Jacob was 4 weeks old. I got excused then. We'll see what happens.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Friday, November 16, 2007


Jacob seems to be ok. He broke out into a bad rash last night which has gotten worse today. We we called the doctor who told me that it happens a lot when a high fever breaks. They told us that this actually means he is no longer contagious too. So now he is on Benadryl and hydrocortisone cream until it goes away. Poor kid, I can't wait until he is back to normal! He seems happier today. After his nap yesterday he just screamed for about 45 minutes. I actually called Dan while he was on his way so he could actually hear Jacob screaming and he would get home quick. Jacob did eventually calm down, but we had to be careful what we did or he might freak out again.

I should get back to him, he wants to play.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

another day

Jacob is sick again. Poor kid. It seems like he's always got something. We are happy to report that it is not as serious as we thought. He only has a viral infection of some sort. He has a strange purplish-red non raised rash on his face a neck which can be a sign of a bacterial infection but the doctor does not think that is what this is. We do need to keep an eye on his fever though because it's been high. Last night is was 104.3! Keep him in your prayers. He is very uncomfortable and unhappy today. It's been a rough day. He finally fell asleep which will hopefully help him to feel a little better when he wakes up.
On a better note we got our antiquities pictures today. They came out great. We ended up buying a second pose because we thought it was so cute. If we ever locate a scanner and figure out how to scan them and send them to ourselves I'll post them. I'd like to get copies made so we can give them out at thanksgiving. We just need to figure out the scanning thing. I'm sure we'll get it figured out soon.
I don't have any new pictures to share today....I've been bad with that. So I guess that's all for now. No other news to report at this moment.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween!!! Jacob will be dressed as cookie monster tonight as we travel around to see family. He loves his costume that mom-mom made for him. I'll post pictures tomorrow. The pediatrician's office is dealing with the praxiar bill so it should all be resolved soon. I'm trying not to think about it until I hear back from them what's next. Nothing else to share right now. I'll post pictures later.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

You've got to be kidding me

Today I received a notice from our insurance company saying we owe $1648.00 for when Jacob has the pulse oximeter. WHAT? They were supposed to cover it. We did have it a lot longer then we were approved for but that was because the people at Praxair never came to get it. I called them before we moved and then never received a call back until August! There is no way we will pay this! I was so angry that Dan is calling the pediatrician's office to find out what we were approved for and see what we need to do. My blood pressure is probably through the roof right now!!!!

Monday, October 22, 2007


You know when you have an almost 2 year old funny things will happen. I was reading for school when I needed to look something up. I figured Jacob's playing really good by himself it would ok since the computer is in the family room where he was playing. After only what seemed like 1 minute I couldn't find him. Then I heard him talking. He was in the far corner hiding behind the couch and end table so I couldn't see him. He had gathered up all his balls and favorite toys. Then He found the phone...the real phone. He was talking on it too. He had actually dialed. I have no idea who he was talking to, but at least we have free long distance. Lets hope he stayed with in the US!
He also was very good at taking turns with Jack today and even gave Jack 2 hugs! He's finally starting to like the little guy! YAY! My life is getting a little easier.


I read somewhere that kids Jacob's age learn on average 20 words a day! I think it might be true for my little guy. He always repeats the last words of sentences that we say. A lot of the time it's a word we've never heard him use!
Last week he had another episode of wheezing. We went to the pediatrician who thinks he might have asthma. We just need to watch and wait. I really hope it's not asthma, although I know so many people live very normal lives with asthma. I still don't want anything to be wrong with my little boy! He is just so precious. Now just a few pictures from the fall fest at church.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Just a couple

Jacob's favorite thing to ask for is "a couple". Not matter what it is he says "a couple". It's so cute. So here are a couple pictures of him sleeping...


On saturday we went to the pumpkin patch. Jacob had a blast. Jeremy , Bozena and Sarah went with us. The two of them were so cute running through the pumpkin patch and riding on the tractor.
On sunday afternoon we went to a baby shower for a good friend of Dan's, EJ. Jacob loves EJ because he's a kicker in football. We taught Jacob to kick the ball like EJ and he does. EJ and his girlfriend loved it. Jeremy, Bozena and Sarah were there too and Jacob and Sarah played together really well. They were chasing each other and just had a lot of fun. It was great to see them interacting so well. It's going to be nice that they'll grow up together.

Friday, October 12, 2007


I'm bored. I studied for a little while, but I needed a break. I guess I can share some photo's I finally uploaded.
There you go. My little man. He has been so crazy lately I can barely keep up. He talks like crazy, even in short sentences and he can identify almost all of the letters now. He's so much fun!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

We're having a.....

GREAT DAY! I bet you all thought something different! Everyone keeps asking me when are we going to have another baby or are you pregnant. No I am not pregnant. I thought I'd just have some fun with everyone since I feel like I'm going to go crazy from all the questions. This is one of the big reasons I've been trying to loose weight. I never lost all of the baby weight so in certain clothes I look like I am at the beginning of a pregnancy! Anyway. We are having a good day. Jacob is playing really well by himself allowing me time to relax. I haven't been feeling great ( another reason for people to ask ). I've been having headaches again leading into migraines and nausea. Today's not too bad yet. I think I'm spending too much time on the computer studying for school. I have an exam tomorrow so I really need to study. Anyway, I'm going to get back to my son and keeping him out of trouble. I'll post some pictures later if I get a chance to get them off the camera.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Fun times

Yesterday we went to the park to play on the playground. Jacob really enjoyed himself. I wanted to take him down the slide but it was wet at the bottom. He had a lot of fun swinging on the swings and climbing around.

Here are some pictures Dan took while I was at work on tuesday night. Jacob climbed into the bottom of our TV stand. He's so silly.

On Saturday we will finally get out estimate for central air conditioning. I hope it's a good one. We are going to try really hard to save up the money for it and have it installed by the spring. We also have a few little odds and ends that we are going to do around here. As soon as we can get a nice piece of wood we can take out the built in hutch that's just really annoying and make it more like a serving station. It's really nice brick on the bottom so we just need a top for that and we can take off the hutch. Hopefully we can do that in a few weeks.