Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Roo on Bedrest too!

Ruben has joined mommy's lazy days of being in bed! He has to have his dvd player, Little Einstein's dvd, pringles, juice and his Oso and he's set.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Belly Pictures FINALLY!

Here are the belly pics,
taken today before my doctors appointment.
Baby is doing fine. I'm on pain meds for my pelvic pain and they are helping and they will not harm the baby. I tried to talk Dr. G into taking her at 38 weeks but he said that while most doctors would take her at 37 or 38 he does not like to do that because they can sometimes have breathing problems and we don't want that. So Dec. 8th it is, unless they have to take her earlier like they did Ruben due to my blood pressure going up.

We toured the maternity ward, well the part I didn't see this weekend :)

I have a terrible terrible toothache, it even hurts to drink. I think my filling came out but my doc said I would probably not be able to find a dentist to see me at 32 weeks pregnant. Great, just another thing to deal with! Oh well, 7 more weeks and it will be over and she will be here!

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Our Own Little Einstein

Kiesha may have mentioned that we bought Ruben a halloween costume that is the rocket ship from Little Einsteins. We spray painted his hair red, put some silver rimmed glasses on him, and made him a composer's batton and he was Leo from Little Einsteins.

We dressed him up and took him to our church Halloween Carnival. All the older ladies thought he was so cute. He didn't want to do anything at the carnival except jump around in the bouncer. Well he did play well at one of the carnival games and got some candy. I ended up buying a plate full of brownies that are so delicious. Each brownie must weigh about 6 ounces.

Not everyone knew who the Little Einsteins are. One lady thought that Ruben was Jimmy Neutron. Hahahahahaha. Of course our priest Father Thomas didn't know who the Little Einsteins are so he was not impressed. He had a real fun time but it was awful on the way back because he just did not want to leave and he just threw a crying fit.

Rough Weekend For My Sweetie

Kiesha warned me before I posted on our rough weekend that I be sure not to make myself sound like a saint.  Now do I look like someone that would do that?  :-)

Kiesha has had ever increasing pelvic pain now that she is 32 weeks pregnant.  We went twice to our local hospital to help her with her pain.  We were happy to know the first time around that she wasn't going into labor and that our baby was okay.  The second time we went we stayed the entire night and did not leave until 10:00 a.m. the following morning.  Thankfully we have an appointment with her doctor tomorrow afternoon.

One of the difficult things in life is that when a loved one is ill or in pain there is not much one can do but comfort them and love them.  I guess that is some comfort but I know I feel powerless in such situations.  Lets hope our appointment goes well tomorrow.

Friday, October 20, 2006


Most of you I am sure are so tired of me having a new name every few weeks. But it's just not as easy as it was with Ruben. We knew his name at 4 months and never once questioned our decision. Well, this time it's a different name every few weeks even after I am sure I have found 'the one.' We struggled for 7 months to come up with a name that would fit with my sister's name, who passed away at age 18 in 1992. Her name was Kimberly Dawn. We tried for months to find a name that fit with Kimberly or even Dawn. I wanted to use them as middle names but nothing ever really clicked.

Then I decided to go with Kathryn as a middle name after my mother. I guess it is more important to name your child after someone who is living after all and it would be the highlight of my moms life. So Sophia Kathryn was the name. Until 2 weeks of calling her that and then oneday it just didn't seem right. It's really gaining popularity, and we do not want a common name. I don't want her to have to be Sophia Q in school. Two other names that did not make it past the 2 week mark are Stella and Addison, even though at the time I thought they were 'the one.'

So I guess we will take a list in the hospital and see which one fits her and if worse comes to worse the day we go home and still do not have a name we can just throw them in a bag and draw one :)
Other ones we are considering are:
Sophia Kathryn (Sophie) still on list
Lila Kathryn
Olivia Kathryn
Riley Kathryn

Alexa Kathryn
Audrey Kathryn
Maya Kathryn
Natasha Kathryn (Jose's pic)
Mariah Kathryn

These are just some of the ones we like and the first few we are strongly considering.
Please give us your imput, can't promise we will go that way but we need all the help we can get. And please add new suggestions if you have any.
Remember....7 more weeks to go!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Ruben & Daddy Bowling

Ruben and I have been at mom's all week because we both have been sick. We came home today and Ruben was so happy to see Daddy. They went bowling in the living room and had a blast.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Mr. Fix It

Here is Ruben at my mom's looking under the sink. It was leaking and he is trying to figure out where the water is coming from.

9 more weeks to go!

Sophie will be here in 9 weeks! I am so ready for her to be here. I have gained 30 pounds already and I'm having a lot of pain due to my pelvis being fractured so many years ago. We have almost everything ready for her, we just need to purchase a bassinet and a few other items. Deana is going to Ashland this weekend to pick up the rest of Elaina's stuff for the baby. We have not had to buy a lot of baby stuff because Deb gave us all of Elaina's stuff and she was born the end of Nov. so the clothes were the same season.

When you ask Ruben what he is getting for Christmas he says 'my baby sister.' He is so cute when he talks about her. He loves feeling her kick and talking to her.

Roo is going to be Leo from the Little Einsteins for Halloween, I ordered his rocket costume the beginning of this week and will be sure to post pictures. All he has talked about this week is being Leo and wearing his rocket costume.

Well I will try to post pics of my belly and Ruben's :) this week.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Our Lil Guy Can Take It Like a Man - The First Time

We took Ruben this afternoon to have some lab work done. We prepared him for the needle prodding that was going to take place and we were afraid of how he would react to being stuck by a needle to draw blood. Well, the nurse inserted the needle and he did not even flinch. The nurse got two viles of blood and he was taking it in stride.

They were so impressed by him. They said he did better than some adults. Me included. Well, second time around they didn't hit the vein right and he cried that time. What do you expect? He's only 2 and 1/2. :-)

The Rubenator!

Ruben loves his cowboy hat and rarely leaves home without it. He also has a black one with cowboy boots to match lol

The picture of the two of us was taken at the mall on Grandparents day in Sept. Tammy is giving Ruben rabbit ears.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Catching up!

I did not realize it had been a year since we had updated our family site. We will get pictures up soon. As most everyone knows we are having a girl. My c-section is scheduled for Dec 8th. I'm 29 weeks pregnant and ready for it to be over.
We are pretty sure that her name is going to be Sophia Kathryn, Kathryn after my mom. I will call her Sophie but Jose says he will stick with Sophia.

Ruben is so sweet he has to sleep with his baby sister's bear and her blanket. He will pull up his shirt and say 'Ruben has a baby in his belly too' and he will let you feel the baby 'kick.' It's so cute!

We Are Back! We Hope.

Well it looks as if Kiesha and I have been AWOL on our blog. I know I keep telling Kiesha that I will post news, pictures, and other items on our blog to keep you posted. Now I had much more time when I was unemployed, but now that the Senior Center is keeping me busy I have less time. Besides, I also keep busy on my other blog and on an online bible study forum.

With a little more commitment and devotion, Kiesha and I will bring our family back online. I promise. :-)

Stay tuned for more photos and news.

Jose Out.