December 28, 2008

2008 is coming to an end!

Wow! This has been a very eventful year... Tim & Melaina got married, Aubrie and Makayla were born, Connor was born, my parents celebrated 30 years married, Lainey was born, we found out we were expecting, we found out we were expecting TWINS, our one year anniversary, Gabriel was born, Shelby and Nate got engaged, we found out the twins are GIRLS, and I graduated. I'm sure I have left out some things but WOW!! 

We had a very blessed Christmas with both families. I love spending time with everyone. I got to spend a week in Oklahoma with Jen & Melaina and then went to Fort Worth for 4 days to see the rest of the family. It is always so much fun when we can all get together. By the end of our vacation, I was definitely ready to be at my own home but leaving Fort Worth always makes me very sad. While I did want to come home, I just want our home to be in Fort Worth! I just knew that I would be moving back sometime around now and for obvious reasons that isn't a possibility right now. I don't know when we will be able to move and it really gets me down when I think about it. I don't like to admit it but I am so scared about having the twins! I'm not sure why God thought that I could handle it! I don't want to sound like I'm over-reacting because so far they are healthy and I am very thankful. But I just don't have the support system that I need in Abilene. I have so many amazing family members and friends in the Fort Worth area that I need now more than ever. Oh well! I know things will end up working out because they always do. 

I hope everyone has had a great holiday season and I'll post again in the new year!

December 15, 2008

Two healthy baby GIRLS!!

I still think I'm in shock. I just knew we were going to have at LEAST one boy. I had convinced myself of it but nope! It has been triple verified. We have two beautiful baby girls on the way. We are so excited and cannot wait to start getting things in order. We also find out the we have a c-section date set already. We went to the doctor this morning and she let us know she went ahead and set a date for a c-section. She said it didn't mean we had to have a c-section but she didn't want to fight for a OR. So the twins arrival date (unless they come earlier) is.... APRIL 14TH! It is absolutely surreal to have a definite date. It is coming so fast and we aren't even close to ready. So our beautiful girls will be here in 4 the very latest! That is insane! I already have so many cute things for them and can't wait to get me. 

I also graduated on Friday!! It feels so great to be done and before the babies are here makes it even better. I felt like I would never finish and then all the sudden it's over! I had the best time with all my wonderful family and friends that came in. I am blessed to have some of the best friends! Well, I'm going to try and update this more and all add pictures later. Have a great week! 

November 23, 2008

One girl and one ...

Well, we definitely have one girl!! Baby A is definitely a girl but Baby B is always a little tricky to get a picture of. Baby B is behind Baby A so we never get very good pictures. The Dr. guessed that B is also a girl but I'm not so sure. She didn't get a good view at all so we order Intelligender. The test isn't 100% accurate but it said BOY! We will be so excited no matter what Baby B is but I am kind of hoping for a boy. Jason is dying for a little boy and I want that for him so bad! However, thanks to Jen and Meredith, we will have lots of gifts for 2 little girls. They didn't listen to me when I said that the Dr. said not to buy anything yet and they have been buying my girls gifts like crazy! So, they are especially hoping for another girl! We will hopefully know for sure on December 11th so I'll let y'all know then!! 

November 9, 2008

It's been a while!

Well, I haven't written a post in a while so I figure why not. I will do anything to put off doing my homework. Things have been going pretty well around here. A few weeks ago I was having a few breakdowns a week and decided the best thing for my marriage, the twins, and me would be to work a lot less during my last month of school. I have been working 10-15 hours a week and it has made a HUGE difference. I'm not really doing more school work with my time (which is what I need to be doing) but I'm getting a lot of much needed sleep. There were 2 nights last week that I fell asleep at 7 and only woke up when Jason woke me up to make sure I took my medicine... what a great husband. 

This weekend Jason went hunting in Kansas with Kallen. It was suppose to be a weekend for me to get a lot of school work done but it has ended up with me doing a lot of sleeping and a little school work. I also spent 4 hours at a spa redeeming a spa package my husband got me!! When I was there the lady told me she remembered my husband and he told her how I was pregnant with twins, going to school, and working and that I deserved something special! It made me feel really good. He did spend a lot of money that I wouldn't have ever spent but I did need it and it was very much appreciated! 

I am growing!! I still haven't gained any weight which is really bothering me but Jason and I can tell a huge difference! I would just feel better if I were gaining weight so I knew that I was doing everything right for the twins. We also noticed last Wednesday that my ab muscles have already split. I didn't think that happened so early and according to Jen it doesn't!! She has let me know that this isn't a good thing for me and that I will need her large maternity clothes!! Hahaha! Oh well! As long as the babies are growing big and strong I will love getting HUGE

Well, I'm hoping my next blog will be me writing about our appointment and letting all of you (like anyone actually reads this) know what the babies sexes are!! I'm so excited to find out and I will be so sad if we can't. So everybody keep your fingers crossed that on November 17th the babies will be cooperating and we will know what they are!!

October 19, 2008

A lovely Sunday afternoon

I'm just sitting on the couch next to Jason watching the football game and I decided to write a post in efforts of putting off cleaning. Things are GREAT right now. Jason and I had some bad feelings about the babies. We both felt like something just wasn't right. I called the Dr. to express my concerns and they got me in the next day! I have never been so nervous at an appointment before in my life. I almost stopped her from doing the sonogram because I wasn't prepared to hear the bad news. She went ahead and we saw both beautiful babies and heard both very strong heartbeats!! I have never felt so good in my entire life. Baby A is 4.4ish centimeters long and the heartbeat was 171. Baby B is 4.76 centimeters and that heartbeat was 169. She scheduled another appointment 2 weeks out (October 29th). She didn't say why but I can imagine it's because she knows I'm such a psycho worrier. We got to ask a ton of questions. Some of which we were happy with the answers and others that we are going to learn to see the positive. One of those things is that she said I have less than a 25% chance of delivering vaginally. I SOOOO don't want a c-section but there are a lot of upsides to it as well. So I'm dealing with it. However, my Dr. is going to make sure that I only have a c-section if it is absolutely necessary. I'm going to try and get some pictures up later. 

October 9, 2008


So anyone who reads this knows.... we're having twins! We are so thrilled and scared at the same time. I'm not sure what it will be like to have two babies but I know it will be a fun adventure! Well, my hormones are definitely getting the best of me today. I feel completely overwhelmed and have been on the verge of tears all day. I'm nervous about school. I'm feeling a little useless in my new position and I have definitely failed at being an adequate housekeeper. Every morning is different and I never know how I'm going to feel. I just want to feel normal again. We are still 2 weeks away from our next Dr.'s appointment and we just really want to make sure our babies are still perfect! Anyway, enough complaining. I'm very excited about our next phase of life and cannot wait to share it with all of you.

September 20, 2008

Some big news!!

What is kind of funny is that I said when I started this blog that I didn't think I would start one of these until I found out I was expecting. Well on September 2 Jason and I found out we are going to have a baby!! We are so excited and of course scared. We don't get to see the Dr. until October 8th and that has been extremely frustrating. It seems I have followed in the glorious footsteps of my mother and sister and have been experiencing morning sickness since week 5!!! Thankfully my sister has taught me the most amazing thing ever.... a B6 vitamin and half of a Unisom!! This has become my best friend. I have had to play with the amount I take and when I take it but it seems that taking it at night is the best way for me. Ever since I started that I haven't thrown up once. I have asked several people why in the world you would do this multiple times. This pregnancy thing so far isn't for me! I'm hoping things will get better and I'll change my mind but for now I am praying for twins so that I don't have to do this again! LOL! Well, I'll leave you with some pictures from the morning we found out!

August 28, 2008

The beginning of my last semester...

Well, I have officially finished my first week of my last semester. I am so ready to be through with school, I can't even stand it!! It's going to be a tough semester to get through. My schedule is pretty good at least. I only go Monday - Thursday and it leaves plenty of time to work in between classes. The worst part... no more lunches with Jason. Jason and I have been pretty spoiled and we eat together almost everyday. Well, that is stopping now apparently. The way my schedule is, I am always at work on Jason's lunch hour. Oh well! 

I don't have much more to say. Except that I get to go spend the weekend in Oklahoma on the 5th and I cannot wait! We get to see Ty's first soccer game! I'm sure there will be plenty of pictures for me to post then.  

August 18, 2008

Just an update!!

Well, first I guess I will talk to you about my business meeting! I was so nervous because I knew that this PR firm was very successful. I had this image in my head of all these established older people that I was going to be meeting with. I mean her name was Marie!! I showed up to meet 4 girls and 1 guy in their 20s!!! Such relief. It was a little of a scattered meeting at first but it turned out really nice. We went to eat and did most of our talking over lunch so it was very relaxing. I think this is going to be such a great experience and I can't wait to get started!! 

I decided to stay in Fort Worth for a couple of extra days and thank goodness I did!! At 3 AM on Saturday morning. Jen called my mom and said she was in labor!! We have made it for 2 of the 3 boys' births and I was dying to make it for Lainey! Guess what?!?! WE DID! Celice, mom, and I got to be in the room for Lainey's birth! There was one person who didn't make it in time for her birth... the DOCTOR!! The nurses delivered the baby and Jen never even pushed. Lainey was just ready and wasn't waiting for any doctor to decide to show up. That's my girl! Well she was born at 8:10 AM on August 16th. She weighed 6 lbs and was only 17 1/2 inches long...just a little girl! She is absolutely beautiful. I was so sad to leave Oklahoma this time. I just didn't get enough time with all my nieces and nephews. Reagan, Ty, and Audrey are just getting so old that they don't even care if you are around. That is just so sad. Bryce was a different story this time though! He was my little buddy. I took a nap with him and man does that make you want kids. He just cuddled and loved on me the whole time. I love kids especially Reagan, Ty, Audrey, Bryce, and Lainey!! I really wish that Tim and Melaina and Jen and Josh would make a trip to Abilene so Jason and I could have some alone time with all of them. Not at the same time of course, we can't handle that yet!! I will end this post with some great pictures!! 

August 11, 2008

Just a GREAT weekend

So this weekend was just a great weekend! First, Kayla came to see me! She came in on Friday afternoon and we just sat and talked and caught up with each other. We were so use to seeing each other every day and now it's like maybe once a month....NOT OK! It was so nice just to be with her. She is such an amazing friend that I have been blessed by for the last 11+ years! Then we went to eat and have a couple of drinks at Lytle, Kayla's old stomping grounds! On Saturday morning we got up and went on a walk around ACU. It was so nice! I'm going to get to see her again this week and I absolutely CANNOT wait!!

Soon after she left, I went on a shopping spree for my little Lainey bug! She isn't here yet but let me tell you...when she gets here she is going to be one stylin' baby! The rest of the night I spent with Jason just having a relaxing evening. Sunday was fun-filled. First church, then lunch at Lytle, then shopping with Kara and her little sister, bowling with our husbands, and then cooking out at the Barbees! It was such a nice day. I always love being married to Jason but after this weekend, I think I love it even more!

Well, 3 more days until my big business meeting (Don't I sound so adult?) I'll let you know how it goes!

August 7, 2008

Just a good day!!

Today was a pretty good day. I took my final for my last summer class ever!! It feels so great to be so close. I only have 4 months until I am finally done with college. I feel like I've been at this forever. Now I have 2 weeks to just work and not have to worry about school at all.

Then Jen called to tell me that she is dilated to a 3 and 30% effaced. Little Lainey girl could be here any day!! I am so excited to see her. It seems like Jen has been pregnant forever. I am a little nervous about this one though. I am in Abilene now so I'm further away from Oklahoma City. I have been there for all of her births and I don't want this one to be any different. I really want to be in the room again! That was so exciting. I am living vicariously through all my friends and family because Jason and I probably won't have kids for a while.

Now finally for the clincher.... I am now PR/Development for New Horizons. I officially start on September 1st. I will only be part-time until a graduate but that's a good thing! See the deal with this new position is just's a brand new position. New Horizons has never had this position until now. My executive director, Michael, said to me "Create your dream job." Oh my gosh!! That is so exciting and incredibly scary all at the same time. Does he not realize that I am 22 and never had experience doing this type of thing?!?! Well, he obviously sees something in me that I don't quite see yet and I am so grateful that God has blessed me with whatever it is that Michael thinks I have. This is going to sound dumb but one of the most exciting parts about the job is that I get my first company phone and an office with windows!!! I have been planning how I will decorate since way before I accepted the position. By the way....I could use some help. Suggestions gladly accepted!

Well, I guess that's it for now...who knows, next time I blog it might be about my new niece, Lainey Jean Foster!!

August 6, 2008

My Blogging Virginity

Ok! So I have decided to give this blogging thing a shot. I said I would wait until I had kids so that I might actually have something to talk about but maybe I'll be surprised! I'm not promising to write every day but I am hoping to be better than Jen and Josh (that's right I'm calling y'all out!!)

So far it seems like this might not be a good experience. I'm not sure how everyone makes their blogs look so creative but I will work on it. Going through all the different settings just made me realize that I have no idea how to do this!! We shall see. That's going to be it for my first post but hopefully there will be better ones coming soon!