Thursday, February 5, 2009

My Heart

So I just have to express some of my anxieties that are in my life right now. I've been greatly blessed to have wonderful health and no major issues as of yet. My father's side all have diabetes which is a concern that I keep tabs on and my mom has some inherited heart disease called Marphan's which means her heart is enlarged and she is prone to aneurysms which have all been fixed thankfully.
I don't have that disease, but it's coming to my attention I may have cardiac arrhythmia which means my heart doesn't always beat regularly. I'm supposed to have a holter monitor which I will get tomorrow and see what happens from there. I'm a bit scared since I've done some research and while most are solved with medication, in some instances pacemakers are needed. I've almost blacked out after my heart has a major episode which scares me and then it's always scary when you feel your heart trying to "catch up" or skip a beat sometimes.

I'm typically a very shy person, but this blog has allowed me a place to be honest and open with much of what's going on. Thank you for sharing my journey with me in the past while. I'm grateful for my family and friends who I don't know where or who I'd be without. I'll keep you all posted on what happens as I find out.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Baby Tag

1- Where were you when you first found out you were pregnant? At home with a home pregnancy test.

2- Who was with you? Marc and myself.

3- How did you find out that you were pregnant? I was a bit late and had a feeling I might be.

4- What was your first reaction to finding out you were pregnant? So excited! Finally a baby for me!

5- Who was the first person you told? Becky my sister in law and then my mom and Marc's parents.

6-Was everybody happy for you? Absolutely!

7- Did you go out and celebrate? We just made a special dinner at home.

8- Did you get morning sickness? No, just the occasional nausea at night. I was lucky!

9- Did you want to find out the sex? Yes, my sister in law Heather is an ultrasound tech at a hospital and did it at around 15 weeks.

10- What was the sex? Girl

11- Did anyone throw you a baby shower? Yes! My in-laws and co workers at the time, it was tons of fun.
12- How much weight did you gain? About 30 lbs.

13- Did you lose all of the weight that you gained? No, I got pregnant with #2 three months later so I still have some!

14- Did you get a lot of stretch marks? None

15- What did you crave the most? Pizza and Salad

16- Did you crave anything crazy? No, just pizza all the time!

17- Who or what got on your nerves the most? Contracting so early and being on bedrest.

18- Were you married at the time? Yes

19- Did you have any complications during your pregnancy? Pre-term labor and my water sprung a leak a month before Hannah was due so I was in the hospital for 3 days before the Dr. let me go home and wait until my water was too low.

20- Where were you when you went into labor? Well it depends on when you want to say I started! I was 5 months pregnant when the contractions started then in the hospital when they induced me.

21- Did your water break? Yes, on New Year's eve at Trafalga. That's when I sprung a leak...

22- Who drove you to the hospital? My husband Marc.

24- Did you go early or late? 1 month early... I've always been really early.

25- Who was in the room with you when you gave birth? Marc, my mom, Dr. Parker, and a lot of nurses worried about Hannah being too early! It was a full room.

26- Was it video taped? Yes!

27- Did you have any drugs for the pain? No!

28-Did you go Natural or have a c-section? Natural

29- If natural, how long did you push? I pushed 3 times and she was out.

30- What was your first reaction after giving birth? I cried and cried, amazed at the honor of being a mother for real!!

31- How big was the baby(s)? Almost 6lbs exactly

32- Did your Husband cry? Yes, we both did!

33- What did you name the baby(s)? Hannah Elizabeth

34- Did the baby(s) have any complications? She needed some oxygen for a while, and had pretty bad Jaundice so the lights were at home, but she turned out perfect.

35- How old is your baby today? Just turned 5
36- When is the next one(s) coming? I don't know.

37-If you could, would you do it all over again? Yes, I've done it 4 times total and love the joys of motherhood. I love my children very much and love that Heavenly Father trusts me with such special spirits...

I tag Tara B., Jessica G., Amanda B., and Tiffany M.

The Bucket List Tag

The idea of this tag is to put an X on the things that I have done, and then answer some questions about myself. Here goes...

Swam in the ocean X
Gone to Washington DC
Gone on a blind date X
Skipped school X
Watched someone die X
Been to Canada
Been to Mexico X
Been to Florida
Been to a foreign country
Been on a plane X
Been lost X
Been on the opposite side of the country
Cried yourself to sleep X
Played cops and robbers X
Recently colored with crayons X
Sang Karaoke X
Paid for a meal with coins only X
Skipped out without paying for a meal
Done something you told yourself you wouldn't? X
Made prank phone calls X
Caught a snowflake on your tongue X
Watched the northern lights dance
Danced in the rain X
Written a letter to Santa Claus X
Been kissed under the mistletoe X
Watched the sunrise with someone X
Watched the sunset with someone X
Blown bubbles X
Can hula hoop? X
Gone ice-skating X
Been skinny dipping outdoors X
Gone to the movie's ALONE
Gone to a horror movie and laughed through it

1. Any nicknames? Big Dog, Buffy, Heater, Heaterita
2. Mother's name? Laurie
3. Favorite drink? Mt. Dew, flavored water, V8
4. Body Piercing? Just my in each ear.
5. How much do you like your job? I love it, just sometimes wish there was a paycheck at the end of the month!
6. Dad's name? Ray
7. Favorite vacation? Disneyland with the kids in 07
8. Ever eaten cookies for dinner? You know it!!
9. Ever eaten mud? No
10. Ever been on TV? Yes
11. Ever steal any traffic signs? No
12. Ever been in a car accident? Yes
14. Can you drive a standard car? Yes
15. Favorite pie? Apple but prefer cheesecake
16. Favorite number? 7
17. Favorite movie? Gladiator, Moulin Rouge, Fireproof
18. Favorite dessert? Buttermilk Pie with raspberries and home made whipped cream, Vanilla Bean cheesecake
19. Book on CD or regular book? Regular
20. Favorite food? Pizza, Italian, Mexican food
21. Favorite day of the week? Tuesday, it's the only night of the week with my husband, then Sat. and Sun. of course.
22. Favorite brand of body wash? None
23. Favorite toothpaste? Crest cinnamint
24. Favorite smells? Lilacs, bacon, coffee (even though I don't drink it)
25. How do you relax? Reading or watching TV.
26. How do you see yourself in 10 years? Fit and Fabulous! One more child, owning a home, my husband very successful, me done with college and hopefully practicing as a Dr.
27. What is your favorite breed of dog? Doberman Pincers (full size not those rat dogs)
28. Like to celebrate by going out or staying in? My lazy side likes to stay in, but I sure do enjoy going out. So both!

I tag, Tiffany M., Rachel L, and Jessica G.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


This site is amazing! There are beautiful dresses as well as matching bows, the site is so full of exciting bows and dresses and they're giving away a beautiful dress AND bow!!! All you do is click HERE and follow the directions listed which are sign up for the newsletter at the bottom of the page and then the site has directions for you to leave a comment, blog about it on your blog to spread the word! A very simple way to enter! You could also mention that I sent you over that way... You'll love what you see I promise!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Jaidyn's 4!

Here's some shots from his b-day fun! We are so proud of him and love our little man! He is the perfect son... I'm glad he's mine!
Look how cute he is!!

He got a hold of the camera and took a picture of his shoe.

Bowling away! He did a great job!