Sunday, October 9, 2011
Last Tuesday Fletcher woke up and was very fussy. He seemed like he couldn't get comfy and my Mommy instincts kicked in. I took his temp and it was 100.3. The pediatritian told us that 100.4 was a fever in a baby...so I called her office to see what if anything we sould do. She told us to take him to the emergency room. She told us that we would probably be staying a few days so I should pack a bag. I hung up the phone and my heart broke. I just held my baby and cried. Jonathon ran home from work and helped me pack. We rushed up the the hospital and the tests began. They drew blood, put a cathater in him for a urine sample, took a chest xray, swabbed him for a flu test and an rsv test. It was hard to watch. The Lord provided an Awesome ER doctor. All of his tests came back clear so they gave him a round of antibiotics in an IV and sent us home (8 hours later).
We got home and Fletcher seemed back to normal. He was eating and sleeping and back to his normal self. So we hung out the next few days and he was fine. He never got a fever again or got fussy. I thought everything was great!
Friday morning we had a followup appointment with his pediatritian. She said she looked over his tests and there was a bacterial infection in his blood but that the round of antibiotics probably got rid of it. She was upset thar the ER doctor didn't do a spinal tap on Fletcher (I was not upset at all bc I was a little scared of it). SHe said that he looked good and was going to give him some antibiotics for him to take for a week just to be sure. So we left her office and thought everything was great.
We went to lunch and went back home to take a nap. I noticed that I had a missed call so I checked my voicemail and it was the doctors office. They wanted me to call them back immediately. So I called and talked to the doctor. She said that she was uneasy about letting us go home and she really wanted Fletcher to have a spinal tap. She said that we needed to go back to the ER to get a spinal tap and that we would be staying for a week so Fletch could get antibiotics in an IV. I started crying on the phone with her. I was upset and confused and scared! I didn't understand why we needed to go back to the hospital. Fletcher was fine and back to normal.
I called my parents and told them what was going on...and they were in the car in about 15 minutes. I called my sister and she said she would come up for the week to help. I just sat and cried. It felt like God was just giving me a big hug and telling me that it was going to be ok. I have the BEST family. They are so loving and supportive. So after a few minutes of crying, we packed up everything I would need for the next week and headed back to the ER. And the tests began...again. This time they had to do a spinal tap.
They had to move us to the PICU in Monroe. I cried. I didn't want to be so far away from Molly and Jonathon. When we got to Monroe, they did more tests...and another spinal tap. All of his tests came back clear, but we still had to stay the week to make sure the infection was gone.
It was a loooong week in the hospital. It was hard being there at night by myself...especially for the 4am feedings! It was hard being away from Molly. It was hard not being able to leave the room. It was lonely. But the Lord provided! He gave me the BEST nurses. My sister came up every day to hang out with me. Jonathon came up every night to bring me supper. And Jonathon's mom came up one day to sit with Fletcher so Jonathon and I could go out to eat.
This was probably one of the hardest and lonliest times of my life, but it was also a time when I felt most loved!
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Fletcher is now a week old! He is such a sweet baby! Everything has been going great with him so far. I had a pretty easy delivery too.
I was having contractions for about a week and they were strong but not consistent. There were a few times that I was ready to head to the hospital but then my contractions slacked off.
I went to my doctors appointment last Wednesday and he checked me. I was 2 cm dilated and very thinned out. He told me that if I wanted to, he would put me in to be induced that night. Before that day, I would have told you that i was totally against being induced. But I was ready to have a baby!
I left his office and did some last minute shopping. I was excited and nervous and freaking out a little! I called my parents and they were on the road within a few minutes.
Jonathon, my mom, and I headed to the hospital at midnight. I walked into the delivery room and met my nurse. Turns out she was my mom's college buddy. So they chit chatted all night while I was on the pitocin. I did get a few little naps here and there. My doctor came in at 9am and broke my water. Then I got the best epidural ever! My entire family and Jonathon's family and several of my friends came to hang out (wouldn't recommend this). At about 2:30 I was feeling some pressure and the nurse came and checked me. I was fully dilated and ready to push!
The nurse got me all ready to start pushing and called the doctor. I pushed one time before he got there and the nurse said she could see the baby's head and that he had a lot of hair! The doctor came in and sat down and delivered the baby. It was so much quicker than with Molly. I pushed 3 or 4 times and we had our baby! He was perfect! 7 pounds 4 ounces and 20 inches long.
Having another baby was sooo cool for me. Everything happened so much faster and my body healed faster too! And I had the best doctor and the best nurses. If Jonathon and I were millionaires, I would love to have 4 or 5 kids!
Fletcher has been the best little baby! It's been more difficult with molly who wants to climb on mommy and poke her little brother in the head. But it's so much fun having 2 babies! I love our growing family!!!
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Molly is ready to meet her little brother (She calls him Pletcher or Pletch). It's really cute! She's been practicing with her baby dolls. She feeds them bottles and tucks them in bed at night and says night night prayers with them. We've told her that we're going to go to the doctor and get baby Fletcher soon, so every morning she says, "Mommy are you going to the doctor today to get Fletcher?"
I'm ready to see what he's going to look like. I'm ready to hold a tiny baby. I'm ready to love and kiss and squeeze him tight! I'm ready to be home with our big family!
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Since we'll be having a new addition to our family in the next month, I've been spending as much time with Molly as I can.
This morning we took a trip to Hobby Lobby. They were having some great sales...dangerous! We bought about 8 canvases (they were 30% off) and a bunch of paint. Jonathon and I are going to decorate molly and fletcher's rooms. Can't wait to get started!
After molly and I ate lunch at Dowlings, we came home. Molly decided that she wanted to swim. We have a tiny inflatable pool from last summer, and she loved it!
Now it's nap time. I love our mommy/ daughter days together!
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
1. "Wow, are you sure you're not having twins." (Coworker)
2. "Man, you sure look like you're about to pop." (Different Coworker)
3. "Aren't you so cute and lumpy." (An old lady who teaches one of our children's Sunday School classes)
4."Well you sure have blossomed." (Church member)
5. *This is probably my favorite. I was talking to that same Sunday School teacher about moving into our new house and she said: "Keri, please don't make Jonathon carry you over the threshold. "
Fun times! It really didn't make me mad, I just laughed. Bc really, what can you say to them. But if you ever have the urge to say one of these things to a pregnant woman, please don't. :)
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
We are officially in our new house! And no, it's not the house that I posted a picture of in the previous post. Loooong story short: The other house had some serious foundation problems and a long list of other big issues. So we found another house. Here it is:
We absolutely LOVE our new house. It's a lot bigger than our last house, which is good since we're about to have a new little Murphy running around!
We moved in on a Thursday, which went very smoothly thanks to our awesome friends and family! But moving when you're 30 weeks pregnant is not so much fun. It's just frustrating bc you can't move things where you want them to go.
3 days after we moved in, I left for camp for a week. Also an interesting thing to do when you're 30 weeks pregnant! We took 15 kids from our church to Children's camp. It was AWESOME!!! One of our kids asked Jesus into his heart, which made the week even more awesome! I don't miss sleeping in a dorm though!
SOOO now that July is almost over, the countdown begins. I am officially 32 weeks pregnant. Molly came a little bit early (at 38 weeks) so I'm going to make sure I'm ready for Fletcher to come. If he decides to come when his sister did, that is in 6 short weeks!!! Whew! Hopefully August will be nice and relaxing....just me getting ready for Fletcher to come in September. I found the cutest little boy bedding at Target (online) and it should be delivered today....so hopefully his nursery will be ready soon!
That's all for now.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
So we put in a offer on a GREAT house and they accepted! Whoo Hoo! We are having the inspection next week and then it's mostly just waiting on the bank to finalize everything. Here's a pic:
So that process is going great but the sale of our house is getting kind of stressful. We signed the contract on Friday. And yesterday (Wednesday) they did their home inspection. Now technically we had a 5 day inspection period (which is what they wanted) and they did not give us their written requests on the house by the 5th day which was yesterday. So legally we don't have to fix any of their requests. But this morning the agent emailed with some concerns (not an official request). But the problem with all of the concerns is that most of them were concerns when the buyers owned the house the 1st time. The buyers lived in our house about 5 years ago and want to buy it back. One of the concerns is the roof. They think that the shingles need to come down about 2 more feet to cover the siding. They want us to replace the entire roof to fix it. Well they were the ones that put the new roof on 5 years ago, seems like they would have extended the shingles then.
And they did the inspection yesterday afternoon. Jonathon was off of work so he checked everything out before he left the house. Well when I got home from work last night, the air conditioning wasn't working. It was working when Jonathon left (about 15 minuted before the inspector came). And it is still currently not working. And the fun part is that nobody will take resposibility for it. The realtor won't help, the inspector doesn't seem to know what to do. So we slept in a warm house last night and probably will again tonight until we get it figured out.
And I thought moving day would be the most stressful part!
Monday, May 23, 2011
So now the fun begins: time to find a new house. We've probably looked at 10+ houses in the past week and a half and are going to see a few more tomorrow. We found one that we really like online and are going to see it tomorrow. It's in a great neighborhood and it has 4 bedrooms which is perfect for our growing family. So hopefully we'll find The One soon so we won't be homeless in a month!
In other news: Molly has been regularly tee teeing in her big girl potty! I am so proud of her! My baby girl is growing up so fast. And she has also officially started the Terrible Two's! Say a prayer for us because she's becoming very independent and hard-headed (pretty sure she got that from her Daddy)!
All is well with baby #2! He is definitely going to be a soccer player.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
So I was sitting at work, sending out some postcards when Jonathon called me. Nothing too strange bc it was almost lunch time and he usually calls to find out what I'm craving for lunch. He tells me that he has some crazy news. I automatically assume that it's work related but it's totally not.
He tells me that the realtor that sold us our house called him this morning and an old owner would like to buy our house. She didn't give any $$ numbers but she did say that we would be making a profit. So then my brain went into overdrive! We have been thinking about moving a LOT lately!
When we bought our house, we got the IRS First Time Buyers Tax Credit, which was $8,000. That definitely came in handy when buying furniture and appliances for the house. But there was a condition with the credit: you must live in the house for 3 years or you have to pay it all back. So that was the stinker! We have now lived in our house for 2 years and only have a year left, so we just figured that we would tough it out. But now, it might just be possible to find a bigger better house in Ruston!
We do LOVE our house but it has 1 downfall: it's in Dubach, which is about a 15 minute drive to Ruston. It's not horrible but it does get very OLD!!! I can't just run home and grab something and I can't go home for lunch. And not to mention that I fill up on gas about every 5-6 days.
So random Wednesday it is! There might be a possible move in our future! SOO ready!!!
Thursday, April 21, 2011
It started off pretty normal...we went to eat with some friends of ours. We went to Rabbs and it was SOO yummy! Our friends came back to our house and we were just hanging out. Well Becca who was hanging out with us is 38 weeks pregnant. She went to the doctor today and they scheduled to induce her next Tuesday.
So the boys went outside to light something on fire while Becca and I chilled on the couch. We started talking about labor and baby stuff and she asked me about contractions. She told me that she had been having them all night and they were getting closer together. Soo I got out my laptop and we started logging her contractions. We did this for 2 hours and they went from 8 minutes to 6. CRAZY!!! It brought back all of the excitement of waiting for Molly to come.
She and her husband just left to go get their hospital stuff ready! I am so excited right now! We might be going up to the hospital later tonight!!!
Monday, April 18, 2011
In other pregnancy related things: I feel like I am eating like a college student. Foods I crave: ramen noodles, totinos pizzas, and capri suns.
I feel like this pregnancy is flying by! Or maybe I have been so crazy busy with work and life that I havent had too much time to think about it!
I'm sooo excited about having a little boy! We've been trying to come up with a name...and it's really cute when Molly tries to say them.
Friday, April 15, 2011
and we couldn't be happier! jonathon has not stopped grinning!
now to figure out what we will name the lil fella! pics to come soon!
Thursday, April 14, 2011
So I also realize that it has been a while since I have posted. It has been a CRAZY last few weeks! We took our 5th and 6th graders to a retreat a Pine Cove a few weekends ago. It was awesome!
I am also gearing up full gear for VBS this year. I am in charge this year and it takes a LOT of prayer and planning. Anybody want to teach?
We have slowly been trying to potty train Molly. She has successfully tooted on the potty twice but that is all for now. And thats ok bc it's a process.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
I've been feeling pretty good...havent thrown up since the Habachi place. I just can't sleep at night. I think my body is getting into a routine of waking up at 4:00am every night and I'm not happy about it!!! And the crazy dreams are still here! I won't go into detail but believe me, they are crazy!!!
I think I might make it Facebook official this weekend. I've called my Grandma; I just need to call 1 more aunt.
Friday, February 25, 2011
"Just prayed to a god that I don't believe in."
"I believe in nothing; not in sin and not in God."
And these are popular songs on the radio!That's just crazy to me!
Jonathon and I have been praying a lot lately about where God is calling us. Right now I have an incredibly job as a children's minister at an amazing church. But we have always felt led to missions. So we're praying that in maybe the next 5 years God would prepare us to go somewhere. I don't know if it's overseas or here in North America...bc just listening to those lyrics today made me realize just how many people here are lost and searching for the truth. I makes me truely feel blessed that I have a job where I have the opportunity to share Jesus with our children every week!
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
It started this morning. I ate a bagel and was fine. I was hungry a little later on the way to work so I poured a bowl of lucky charms to take with me. I got to the end of the street, took a bite of cereal, and knew it was over. I put the car in park, opened the door, poured out the cereal on the street, and then up came my bagel in my cereal bowl. I thought I was done...wrong!!!
I got to work and felt much better. I took the elevator up to the 3rd floor and felt a little jolt in my tummy. I walked in our staff meeting long enough to set my stuff down and went straight to the bathroom. I think I threw up the other half of my bagel. So I felt a lot better and sat through staff meeting.
So we went to lunch as a staff. I stepped out of the car at Ronin Habachi (one of my fav's) and felt it coming. So I headed straight to the bathroom. I have never experienced throwing up my mouth before...until today. I held it in until the bathroom and then I threw up some bagel remnents. Then I ate my habachi meal.
That's it so far. But 3 times in a morning is definitely a record for me!!!
PS..sorry if this is really gross!!!
Monday, February 21, 2011
We're still not sure which to do. We have a huge backyard but need a nice space to grill and eat outside. We just can't decide which to put in. A deck would be more upfront labor (for Jonathon) but pretty low maintenance. A patio would be pretty easy to do but with a patio comes more flower beds. Hmmm. So what did we do....went to Lowe's! Don't tell my parents but I have grown to LOVE Lowe's. We were forced to go as children for what felt like hours and hours of torture. But it's totally different when you have your own house and lots of projects.
Jonathon and I are both off this Thursday so there will be some serious yard work going on! Will post pics of final product!
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
So Jonathon really wanted these avacado green loafer shoes...which I made it my mission to find. Well I did not find the shoes anywhere...I even looked online! No such luck! So on my way to work Monday after lunch (One of the perks of being part time), I stopped at a men's clothing shop downtown. They did not have the green avacado shoes, but they were having a BIG sale on Sperry Top Sider shoes which are Jonathon's favorite. So I bought him not one, but two pair of shoes.
After work, I went to Super 1 to get super supplies. I made lasagna and it was the best I've ever made! I also got an apple pie and some ice cream...also delicious!!!
We had a great evening! Jonathon's brother came over and we all watched Valentines Day. Good movie!
And to top it off, Jonathon got me a massage and pedicure from Amberly's for V-Day! He's the BEST!!!
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
1. I dreamed that I was at Brett Favre's house. I was just hanging out with him and his family. And his kids were being held captive in the basement by Brett's crazy mother. I promise I didn't make this up! Real dream!
2. A few nights ago I dreamed that I went to work in just my panties.
3. Last night I dreamed that I went to my grandpa's house and he had fallen out of his chair and couldn't get up. I couldn't find my keys so I had to go back to my house and get them. So I got the keys and went to help Grandpa. I helped him up off the floor and he couldn't remember what happened. This is extra crazy bc my grandpa died about 10 years ago.
That's all I have for now. I'll update if they get crazier!
Monday, February 7, 2011
Last Wednesday, I dressed Molly in her Big Sister shirt for church. And it was a hit! She is going to be such a good big sister! She started kissing my belly and saying baby while pointing to my tummy. She really is the cutest baby!!!
Just to brag a little more on Molly: She has started telling me when she's about to go poopoo. We havent officially started potty training, but I don't think it will be too much longer! Can't wait!
Going to the doctor this Thursday!!! SOOOO Excited!!! Hopefully he'll do an ultrasound so we can see our little jellybean!
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
But on the up-side, I told everyone at work today about baby and they were SUPER excited! I'm glad I work at such an awesome church!
Countdown: I go to the doctor in 9 days!!! Whoo Hoo!!! Ready to see the little jellybean!
p.s. today was such a productive day at work. I registered our kids for camp in july, ordered my vbs kit, planned our 5th/6th grade misison trip, and finished planning our 1st Friday event! WHOOPIE!!!
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
To sum up the book:
The book teaches you how to discipline your mind and think on things from above.
It's based on Philippians 4:8 which says, "Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things."
Some of my favorite quotes:
"Virtually any meaningful goal is within reach when you become mentally disciplined."
"Whether you choose to count your blessings or choose to complain, it's helpful to understand that you have a choice."
"Negative thinking corrupts your brain and triggers harmful mental states such as anxiety, moodiness, depression, and irritability. If a thought brings about worry, fear, or fatigue, it is not from God."
"Your spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical health depends on your becoming a perpetual forgiveness machine."
I really could add 20 more of my favorite quotes from the book...it's full of highlighted and underlined pages. But it's a great book that really changes your outlook and helps you focus on the joy in your life!
Sunday, January 23, 2011
1. sleep...or lack there of!
Not only do I wake up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, sometimes I just wake up...wide awake. I just lay there until I eventually fall back asleep, which makes me sleep really hard, so I am grumpy the next morning!
It doesn't matter what I eat, my chest soon starts burning. Luckily I can take meds for it! But it is crazy when I eat a sandwich and 5 mins later, I reach for the tums!
3. I just want to poop!
Constipation...enough said! I'd never been constipated before in my life until I was pregnant with Molly.
4. did I just pee?
Yep, it happens alot when you're pregnant! When you cough, sneeze, or sometimes you have a sudden urge and feel the gush before you make it to the bathroom.
5. gas mask!
I do feel bad for Jonathon sometimes...I have the WORST gas of my life! Can't help it! :)
That's all for now. There are plenty more symptoms but these are the only ones that come to mind at the moment. Going to the doctor in 2 weeks! Can't wait to see little jellybean!
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
Well it is official! We are bringing another little Murphy into the world! And I am SOO excited!!!! Baby #2 (Who I have been referring to as Rufus) should be here mid September. And baby will be exactly 2 years and a month younger than Molly! Couldn't be more perfect!
We've told all of our immediate family and some friends. Tomorrow I'm going to tell some work friends. Not quite ready to make it facebook official...maybe in another few weeks.
It's kinda scary how easily we made a baby this time! Jonathon and I decided to start "trying" so I stopped taking my birth control in December. And a week later, we made a baby! I never expected to get pregnant this fast!
But I knew that I was pregnant! It was WAY to early to take a pregnancy test, but I started having pregnancy symptoms. I kept waking up in the middle of the night, I had really bad heartburn, and I had to go to the bathroom all the time! So I printed off a coupon and went and bought a pregnancy test (all they had was a 3 pack). And I counted out 6 days before my missed period, which was what the test said to do. And I waited until that day. It was a Thursday that I was off of work, so I woke up bright and early and took the test...it was negative! I was really sad...but I still felt like I was pregnant. So the next morning, I took another test...negative again! I started to get kinda depressed about it.
Well a few days later, we woke up to a Snowy Sunday. Most of the churches in town were closed, but we still had services. So we went to church. My tummy started growling during the service and I had just eaten, so I knew something was up. When we got home from church, I went to the bathroom and took the last test in the box....and almost immediately the test was positive!!! I was stoked! I ran to tell Jonathon but he was outside. So I told Molly. But when I told Jonathon, he was SOO Excited!
So long story short...we're pregnant again and couldn't be happier!!!
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Twilight: Movies 1-3
Good movies! Not very true to vampire characteristics (I took a Brit Lit class at Tech and we studied vampires in great detail). But for a teenage romance drama, they are pretty good!
Dinner For Schmucks
It's playing on my tv as we speak, and I've tuned out. I thought it would be funny...wrong! I really like Steve Carrell but he let me down in this movie. One of those movies where everything that could possibly go wrong goes wrong.
p.s. I am a fan of Red Box! Love it!
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Ready to make some new amazing memories in 2011!
Saturday, January 1, 2011
1. fit into my favorite jeans from freshman year in college. They are sitting at the top of my closet and yes one day my booty will fit into them again! Today is day 1of my couch to 5K program. And March 19 I'm doing a 5K in Longview, TX with Jonathon, his sister, and her husband. Pretty excited!
2. Bring another little Murphy into the world! Been working on that the past few weeks! : )
Ready for whatever this year may bring!