October 27, 2008

We're still here. I'll blog more later this week, I hope.

Thank you for all your concern the last few days. All the prayers and well wishes are greatly appreciated

Kay and Ricky

October 24, 2008

There's a reason for everything

Somethings just don't end up the way we want them too, Life isn't always fair, When one door closes another one opens, It will happen when its suppose to happen,There's a reason for everything. These things have been on a record playing in my head since Wednesday at 134pm.

What happened at 134pm 10/22/08 changed my world. I was up washing dishes and all the sudden had to go potty. Not a shock when your in your first trimester. I noticed some darkish color and panic set in. I was spotting, I had been kinda cramping all day. I was thinking that I was stretching, Nope! I called Ricky, the doctor, my mom, Ricky's mom. I was at the doctor within 35 mins getting ready for the ultrasound. My wonderful doctor came in and started measuring the baby and I saw that it was measuring only two days larger than my last ultrasound, which was two weeks ago!! Then I noticed no little flicker and then it set in. My little one was gone. A few minutes later the doctor confirmed it. Little one wasn't with its mommy anymore.

I had the not so fun D&C yesterday. I'm now only one but part of that baby will always be with me. Since 9/11 I have been on cloud 9. I waited for over 2 years to get pregnant and I got to spend the last 5 weeks and few days excited that we would be adding to our family. I'm still glad that I got those 5 weeks. I got to see its little heart beat and I know that it was part of our family even for the short time it was with me.

October 21, 2008

Peppercorns and a kid

How do you take the burn out of a kids mouth who ate peppercorns?

Regan has an obsession with getting the salt and pepper shakers and playing with them. We have a pepper grinder that sits on top of the microwave in the kitchen. Regan decides today while I'm getting ready to climb the bar stool and get the pepper grinder. He being the child that he is opened it and ate the pepper corns!! He came running to me with drool running down his chin, yelling his version of hot,with watering eyes and all that. I could smell the pepper on him. Oh, the joy of having a three year old!!

He is too funny but maybe we learned a lesson!!!

October 17, 2008

My embrassing cleaning story....

I keep thinking if I don't get this house cleaned out now I will be too
lazy busy getting ready for new baby.

I cleaned this week like no body's business. I have bagged so much stuff up for thrift stores that I don't think it will fit into my car. I actually had Ricky bring the big trashcan in last night and started throwing clothes away! I have just a few loads of clothes to get caught up on and it will be all done!! Yippee!!

Plus, Donna called lastnight and knows a family with a three year old that lost all their belongings in a house fire so now I've got a place for the toys that we don't use or need anymore. I'm excited to know that Regan's toys will be given to someone that needs them.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I'm going to enjoy some quiet time with my two favorite guys!!

October 16, 2008

Down Syndrome Awareness Month

October 15, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

We took Regan back to the pumpkin patch in Hayden. We enjoyed it again as always!! They have so much to do there. Petting zoo, train rides, pony rides, bounce activities and of course the hay ride to the pumpkin patch and sunflower field. Regan didn't want to get a big pumpkin he wanted the smallest pumpkins he could find. It took us forever to find a pumpkin that we all agreed on. Ricky is so picky it couldn't be too flat, too oval, too pale, too round we walked that patch forever!!! Here's some pictures...

We decided to try to carve the pumpkin Tuesday while Daddy was at work. Regan didn't want any part of getting the goop out of the pumpkin. I thought he would love it! All he kept saying was Yuck. I had to do all the cleaning out of the insides by myself. Ricky and I are going to carve the face by our self cause Regan could care less. We both are so excited to figure out what face we want to carve. He may get one side and me the other. ~We will have a two faced pumpkin~ :) Ha! get it? a two faced pumpkin!! Okay, no more trying to be funny! Here's more pictures...

Our pumpkin made it home

~The first touch of pumpkin~

I tricked him into holding this piece

This picture was just too cute to leave off!

Festive Pumpkin Pie

I tried a new recipe today. Ricky loves pumpkin pie and I know that I will never be able to make one like his mom. This has happened before on pinto beans , Ricky said "There good but not as good as my mom's" and so that was the end of my pinto bean making. So, I found a recipe for a frozen pumpkin pie, I love frozen pies and he loves pumpkin so it should be a match made in pumpkin pie heaven.

Its still in the freezer but the prefrozen tasted really good. Here's the recipe

Festive Pumpkin Pie

2 cups of crumbled ginger snaps

1/3 cup of melted butter

1- 15 oz can pumpkin

1-7oz jar marshmellow cream

1-15oz tub cool whip

* pecans for garnish

In 9 inch pie pan mix melted butter and ginger snaps together to form a crust on bottom and sides of pan.

Mix pumpkin and marshmellow cream with wire whisk till smooth

add 2 cups cool whip and mix throughly.

Pour mixture into ginger snap crust and freeze for 4 hours.

30 mins before serving

Put remaining cool whip on pie and garnish with pecans

October 11, 2008

I know I'm a dork but...

Regan is on the website for the Down Syndrome support group in Birmingham. The annual buddy walk is next weekend and they have a slide show on the home page and Regan is on there!! To visit their website Click Here I can't tell you exactly where his picture is because it changes but he is in the stroller.

October 10, 2008

McDonald's and my newest love

I'm in love with the crispy chicken ranch wrap. I know that I can make these at home and I have it just doesn't taste the same. I could eat these things every day.............. Wait, I have for the last week! Yummy McDonald's I love you for your greatest accomplishment ever just don't get rid of them like you did the McRib.

October 7, 2008

Baby update

Today was my first check up! I was so nervous and excited all together. So first of all the good ole pee pee fun. I had to go so that wasn't a problem! Then we finally get called after what I thought was hours but was only 10 mins for the ultrasound. I'm so ready for this moment I took about two seconds to get down to my nothings and wrap the so called sheet around me. We finally start and she asks my LMP which was 08/10 so I should be 8 weeks and 2 days pregnant.... wrong..... I'm only 6 weeks and two days. I have a crazy body and I don't ovulate like other people do, two weeks after their period, I ovulated this time about a week and half later. So, I'm not where I thought I was but, I'm still pregnant and that is all that matters. The heart rate of the baby was 160bpm and all you could see was a blob on the screen. The CRNP set up for me to have another ultrasound in 4 weeks so that I can see things better. I'm excited for that day already.

We did discuss going to the genetic department at UAB for some detailed testing and scans. Ricky and I have had many tearful discussions the last few weeks about if we wanted these test and we don't. With Regan all the test came back "normal" and they weren't. I don't think I would believe them either way now. We have waited and wanted for two years for this baby and nothing is going to change about us wanting this baby. Plus, if something is wrong I know a group of ladies that would be by our side just like they were with Regan. :)

I'm now due June 1st. I've always wanted a Summer time baby and it looks like we will finally get ours. YEAH!!

I'm headed to bed. Meme's tired!

October 4, 2008

Happy Birthday Ethan!!

Happy 3rd Birthday today to Ethan Carter!!

Hope you have a wonderful afternoon. Thanks for letting us be a part of your special day. Regan had a blast playing and jumping today.

October 1, 2008

Dear Uncle Ben.... now know as Lima Bean

Why are you making me so hungry? Mommy just ate two hours ago. Don't you remember the pears and yogurt? I thought it was delicious. Now I understand that you are a growing child but mommy doesn't like feeling like a garbage disposal. She is constantly eating for you child. My tummy growls ever two hours, I mean come on this morning at 5 I was hungry that's after getting up at midnight while we were powerless to get some crackers and juice.

Waking mommy up at 12,2, and 4 to go to the potty isn't really all that necessary is it? I can't sleep as it is because mommy isn't supposed to be on her belly which is how she likes to sleep.

These blotches that you seem to have made show up all over my body is that really necessary? I never had perfect skin at all but this is a disaster. I thought pregnant people glowed I seem to be turning into a leopard.

We have to work out some sort of deal here child, more food for less spots and bathroom trips in the middle of the night?

Your loving, spotted, hungry,sleepy mommy.