Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!!!
Photo by Brad Myers Photography

Friday, December 18, 2009

A Great Daddy

I am so thankful to God for such a wonderful husband and dad. This little girl has a GREAT dad. Even though he has worked all day long he still comes home and will sit and play with Adley, read her books, feed her, give her baths, and get her ready for bed. I love you, Casey!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

So I'm not that great at blogging...

Oops! I LOVE looking at other people's blogs but for some reason can't update my own real often. I will try harder! Well just a quick update from the last 2 months!

We had a great Thanksgiving with my family at my brother's house. My parents were able to come to Oklahoma and so it was nice to be together with everyone.
Adley is now 6 1/2 months old and learning and changing all the time! She is able to wave hi now and does it all the time! At her last Dr. visit she now weighs 16.1 lbs and is 26 inches. Her growing has slowed down a lot which is fine by me!
For Christmas we are going to Houston to spend it with Casey's family. We are so excited to get out of the house and go some where.
Well, have to cut this short since Adley is up now from her nap. I promise I will try to post more often if you promise to keep reading!!
Have a wonderful Christmas!!!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Doesn't Get Much Better...

4 months old...I am in love!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

What a difference

I think I have finally figured out the problem with our little Adley! I feel like a horrible mommy for not figuring it out sooner. Once we got her on the right formula and once I figured out I was keeping her awake WAY TOO long...things are MUCH better. I now feed her when she wakes up from her nap, play with her for only about 15 minutes or so and she is ready for a nap again. Except for in the evenings I let her stay up a little longer so that she will sleep at night...still waking up once to feed but I can handle that as long as she goes back to sleep right away. Of course she still has her moments but I think all babies do! She is such a sweetie and we are enjoying her sooo sooo much! Oh yeah and we've also been giving her a little Chamomile tea which helps calm and relax her and her tummy. I'm off to do laundry before nap time is over!

Monday, September 21, 2009

God Knew...

This is our living room, the only room that is done

We cannot get her to smile when the camera comes out

Loves playing with daddy

'I need a vacation' So does Mommy

God knew what he was doing giving us our little Adley. He has taught me a lot of patience! I thought I was a patient person already from being a PreK teacher, but I guess not! We are really enjoying her though and seeing her cute little personality come out! She will be 4 months on October 2. She can completely control her head, loves to stand up on her toes, loves to squirm around on the floor when she is on her back, hates tummy time, is smiling a lot (when she feels good), and many more things! We have her on some expensive formula and I think it's working, but she still has her many moments of not being happy. We will see! Adley, you have changed our lives completely and mommy and daddy love you very much!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

It's been WAY too long...

I don't even know if people read this any more since I haven't posted in soooo long. Our little princess has changed EVERYTHING around here. We are having a few issues that I won't go into detail but please pray for us as things are pretty rough right now. We go to the Dr. tomorrow to see if she has any ideas to do. Adley is such a sweetie but she is so unhappy and cries so much. We just want her to be happy!

Since all of this has been going on our house is put together enough, but we still have lots to do. I'm hoping to get it all put together soon and post pics of our beautiful home and our pretty little girl.

Be looking for pics....hopefully soon :)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Goodbye 111 E 11th St....We will not miss you

Yep, that's right! It's finally going to be moving day for us this Saturday. After living out of boxes for 2 months I think it's time to move!!!! We are sooo ready to be out of this little box of a house and move into a nice 3 bedroom 2 bath home. We will miss all of our friends and family but we will be back pretty often to visit.

Adley is growing so much I can't believe it. I am so in love with her and thank God for such a wonderful miracle. She will be 2 months old on Sunday!! WOW!

Pray for us as we will not be fun moving with a newborn. Pictures to come once we get settled in and have internet.

Thursday, July 9, 2009


Adley got her pictures taken about a week ago and they turned out so cute! Brad did a great job. It has been a while since I posted...things have been just a litle busy around here. We are slowly adjusting to our new life and starting to get a little routine going. We love our little girl more and more each day and love seeing her grow and change already. And now it's time to go feed the little princess...

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

2 Weeks

I can't believe 2 weeks ago we had Adley! It seems like in some ways it has gone by so fast but it also seems like it has dragged on. I am enjoying her while she is so little but it has been rough! I know it gets better. I am so thankful Casey has been here to help me out so much. The most stressful part is that we are in the middle of moving so I have no clue where a lot of her stuff is and we are having to dig and search for anything we need.

If anyone is interested in the birth story here it is:

I had a Dr. appointment on June 2 in the morning. I thought I was leaking amniotic fluid the night before but I wasn't sure. While waiting on my Dr. I was having STRONG contractions I thought I was just going to have to go check in at the hospital. Finally my Dr. came to check me and I was dialated to a 4 and almost thinned out completely. We checked in to the hopsital but had to wait for a room. Everyone was having a baby that day! About 2 hours later I was a 6 and was given pitosin. I really don't think the pitosin helped because 20 minutes later I was pushing! I kept yelling at the nurses that I had to push. They checked me and I was a 10 but I had to wait because the Dr. was not in the room and they didn't have anything set up. I didn't even have time for an epidural! It was a great delivery and so fast! I will never forget it though!

Friday, June 12, 2009


Saturday, June 6, 2009

She is Here!

Adley Ann 6lbs and 6oz 18 inches
June 2, 2009 2:53 PM

Had a great and fast delivery! No time for an epidural! Pictures to come hopefully soon...I am just a little tired and busy right now. :) But she is precious and we love her sooo sooo much!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Congrats, Casey!!

We have been waiting for this day for a long time!! Casey graduated today with his master's in Healthcare Administration. He has worked so hard for this and we know God has great plans for our future. We now start another adventure in our lives of not knowing what will be next. We are moving soon to Duncan but who knows after that! I am so sad I was not able to go to his graduation, but he knows I was thinking about him. I will post pics soon since I really don't have much else to do.

No news on the baby girl...things are still the same-still having stronger contractions but no changes.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

A very LONG few days but very thankful

I woke up this past Sunday morning with painful contractions. I really wasn't thinking much of it and just stayed home and rested. I had decided to go to work Monday morning and call my OB from work. I called and they told me I needed to come to the hospital right away. We get checked into the hospital and it turns out I was in preterm labor with 2-3 minute contractions and dialated to a 2 which I should not have been dialated at 33 weeks. I went through several painful medications to slow down the labor but nothing was working. On Tuesday morning my OB came in my room and told us we needed to make a choice to stay at St. Anthony or go to Mercy where there is a great NICU because they thought I was going to have this baby girl that day! So we decided to go to Mercy. I got off of all the medication and the contractions started to get worse but Lord willing nothing else happened. To make a long story short we have finally come back home last night. I'm back with my regular OB at St. Anthony and saw him this morning. He has put me on bedrest and is really not sure when our little girl will decide to come. We are just thankful for each day she stays in the oven longer! Keep us in your prayers and come visit me at home!!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Counting the days...

13 more days of school
51 more days until baby...maybe sooner! My Dr. says I am measuring ahead.

April 30, 2005

I know I am late but things have been busy! Happy Anniversary to the best husband in the world. I thank God all the time for putting Casey in my life. We went out to a nice dinner last week and then went to the Beauty and Beast show last weekend in Guthrie. We are enjoying our time together as just the two of us because we know soon our lives will change forever but we couldn't be more excited. I love you, Casey!

Monday, April 13, 2009

77 Days

I get a weekly update of my pregnancy and I just noticed it says how many days you have until your due date. I could not believe it said 77 days!! I am so excited and cannot wait for the day she will be here. I will post a 29 week belly pic soon. Have a good week.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

All I wanted was Ice Cream!

To end my day yesterday I had to have some peanut butter cup ice cream. Casey and I went out and got some. I came home and started scooping some out and Casey reaches behind me to get a glass. The glass slips out of his hand and shatters EVERYWHERE!!!! It got in my ice cream bowl and in the tub of ice cream. I guess I didn't need ice cream after all. I survived with yogurt...but I'm hoping Casey will surprise me tonight with some more ice cream. :)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

What a week

It has been so busy for us! Last week I took my glucose test and passed it! I drank the stuff then the nurse tried to get her heartbeat and she would not stop moving. My Dr. tried to do an ultrasound but he couldn't even do that! She was on a huge sugar high I guess. Even when she's not on a sugar high she is just moving and kicking! This past weekend we went to a breast feeding class that was very informative and I'm glad we went. Today I went to the dermatologist to have a spot on my back removed. While I was taking my shirt off and putting the gown on the nurse noticed my mole on my belly button. I have had this for a while but since my belly is expanding the mole looks really weird. So, not only did I get shots to numb my back, a spot dug out of my back, and stitches I also had to get my very sensitive belly numbed and scraped too! I was not excited about the whole thing but we will find out Monday the results. We're hoping everything is ok. The one good thing out of this is that I have had the whole day off of work. I was needing a break! Well, I'm off to take a nap. Enjoy the warm weather! I love it :)

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Saving Money

I can't believe it is almost April and June will be here before we know it! The pregnancy has gone by so fast but I'm beginning to think these lase few months will drag on while I am getting more uncomfrotable. I've always wanted to be a stay at home mom to my kids and I know I will have the opportunity to do that this year while we are in Duncan. But I have been thinking about it a lot and worrying some. I know we will have to make sacrifices and put our trust in God! We will be eating at home A LOT while in Duncan, we are thinking we won't have cable, we are not buying a bigger car and will not have any car payments, we won't have much entertainment in I hope and pray we will use our money wisely so that I can stay home. If anyone has any suggestions on saving money feel free to let me know what you do! Any advice would help. Have a good weekend and stay warm with this yucky weather.

Saturday, March 21, 2009


This is what our duplex will look like!
All the hostesses at my shower. Sorry Jana I'm covering you up!!!

The grandmoms

Me before the shower at 25 weeks

Friday, March 20, 2009

Overly Blessed

This has been the best week for me! I am feeling great, but that will shortly end once I have to go back to work on Monday. We had our church baby shower last Sunday and I am amazed at the generosity of everyone! Our baby girl got so many nice things! My parents and Casey's were able to come and it was nice to see them. I am finally feeling and seeing our baby girl move A LOT! The reason I haven't been so much was because my placenta is in the front and blocking some of her movement. She is definitely getting bigger and stronger. She is currently listening to some lullaby music and enjoying it I think. We have finally decided on a name but you have to wait until we have her! It's a surprise! Casey and I were able to go to Duncan yesterday and look at our duplex we will be living in. Ours is still being built so we saw a model one and they are beautiful!!! Since we've been married our living arrangements haven't been the greatest. I'm not complaining though, just not the best. Well, this duplex is beautiful!!! We are going to get spoiled and never want to leave. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage, fenced in yard...I could go on more we are just so excited! Casey deserves it after all the work he has done. Well, I'm off to organize a few things. Enjoy the weekend! Look for pictures to come soon from this past week.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Busy, busy!

Wow! It has been a while since I posted last! We have had so much going on!! We got our little dog, Izzy, who is the sweetest little thing ever! We are really enjoying her. We've just been busy with work and school. Our baby girl is growing and growing and moving and pushing everything around in her momma's tummy. I'm getting a little uncomfortable at times already so I'm really not looking forward to when I will be really huge! My stomach problems are not doing so well which may cause me to quite work early...we just want me and the baby to be healthy! The picture is of our sweet puppy and me at almost 23 weeks. So sorry I look terrible! My allergies have been awful which is causing me to wear my glasses and no fun. I'm off to bed...have a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

So many Changes!

Our lives will be changing very soon...not just with our new arrival! Friday Casey and I will pick up our little puppy from his cousin. We are naming her Izze. Pictures to come soon! Then, Casey will graduate in May and has been offered a job in Duncan, OK to work with the CEO at the hopsital. We will move in June and then we will have our baby girl. Whew...I really hope me, my pregnant self, can handle all of that. Not to mention I will have to pack up my room at school while I'm 8 months preggo. I know God has everything in control and He has really blessed us! In Duncan they are having a brand new condo being built for us right now that they are paying for which will allow me to stay home. I am soooo thankful!! Just keep us in your prayers as we face the many changes! Here's a pic of me almost 20 weeks. I love our little girl!

Monday, February 2, 2009

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

God is teaching me patience...

Today was supposed to be the day we find out if we're having a boy or a girl. I have been waiting and waiting for this day and then I get a phone call yesterday at 5:30. My appointment was canceled today because of the weather!!!! The office is supposed to call me tomorrow and reschedule. So, I have to be patient even longer! I have enjoyed the day off though even though I'll have to make it up at the end of the school year. Well, I'm off to read some more out of the Twilight series I have started! They are great!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Favorite PreK quotes

Me talking to a student: Why did you just hit my shoe?
Student: Becasue I was seeing if your shoes light up!
Me: Why did you go #2 in the urinal?
Student: I thought that's what you do in those
Student: Mrs. Man, why is your name Man when you are a girl

I can't think of any more right now...4 year olds say the cutest things! I love them.

Monday, January 19, 2009

I can hardly wait!!!!

We go to the Dr. next week to find out the gender of our precious baby! I can hardly wait. Casey and I will be happy with either one, we just want it to be healthy!!! I pray everyday that our baby will be healthy. I'm sure everyone worries during their pregnancy and I am also one of them. I don't think I will ever really stop worrying about this baby! I am in love with him/her already! Casey took a 16 week picture last week with our new camera, but I can't download it onto my computer yet. So, once again, no pictures for now! Be waiting though! Well, I am going to enjoy my day off of work and do nothing all day! Have a wonderful week.

Monday, January 5, 2009

I can't believe it's over!

I can't believe Christmas break is over. I struggled at getting up at 6 am this morning. I went to work not being prepared at all even though I did go up to my room one day last week. It was a long day and now I am exhausted!! But I am still making dinner...even though it looks disgusting and got very dry in the crockpot. We had a great Christmas in Colorado with my family. It was nice to see old friends and spend time with my family. We got money from my parents for a camcorder and from Casey's parents we got a really nice camera! We are set now to have this baby!! I am feeling good and I can't believe I am 15 weeks already. We went to the Dr. last week and he said he has an idea of the sex, but didn't want to say anything yet! So, we will now go back in 3 weeks to find out what we are having. I don't think I can wait that long, I am soooo excited!!! I hope everyone who reads my blog (if any) had a great Christmas and a happy new year. Look for pics to come of the growing belly :)