Miss Maddison woke up Friday morning sick. This is NOT the day you want to be sick. She realized that because she's in 5th grade, this was her last BIG YEAR for Halloween at school. Her class had parties planned all day. As the morning wore on, she was feeling worse and worse. She decided that she wanted to go to school in her costume and sit next to me for the costume parade. She didn't even have the energy to walk in the parade. I knew she was really sick if she was giving up THIS day.
I had an OB appointment in the afternoon, so I was going to take her with me and have her looked at. As the hours moved by, she got WAY more sick. By the time to go to my appointment, I thought I was going to have to carry her into the doctor. As soon as he looked at her throat, he said she has tonsillitis and he ran a test for strep and it came back positive.
So, a trip to the pharmacy and she was able to sleep the day away. Sadly, it was our ward trunk or treat last night. She was too out of it to know that she missed it. Tyler and Cambelle took and extra bucket and collected candy for her.
She is not as dead today as she was yesterday, but she isn't GOOD either. I feel so bad for her. I am always so surprised how sick kids get when they get step throat. IT'S BAD :( But, she's on the mend and hopefully it's over for this winter!!!
Introducing baby Clyde #4!!! We went for our regular mid-pregnancy ultra sound yesterday and I'm happy to report that everything (as far as the tech could tell us and as far as we could see) looks good!!! We have a healthy little nugget that is growing right on schedule!!! Some of the amazing things this little one can do already is.....
*give attitude when the chick was rubbing the wand on my tummy *it holds it's LEFT hand, yes, left, up to it's face and above it's head *it waved to us *it showed Randy how it really feels about my full bladder and now he understands why I pee constantly!!! *this one is an active, little thing. It never stops!!!!
There is so much the baby did for us during the ultra sound, but I don't want to get all braggy ;)
There IS a diaphragm!!! YEA!!!! And all the essential body parts are there too!!!!
In this picture, the baby is facing up with it's hand to it's mouth!!! I think it would be cool to have a lefty. I'm left handed and it would be fun to have a kid be left handed too, but none have cooperated yet!!!! Randy doesn't like the idea, but maybe this one will get his blue eyes!?! That would be PERFECT!!!!
Since we have had "bad" ultra sounds in the past, we always are a little more serious about the experience. With Tyler's pregnancy, our lives changed FOREVER after the results of an ultra sound. We've had 2 miscarriages and those ultra sounds were never fun. So, we understand the serious nature of yesterday and it's a relief (as much as it can be until I see our doctor tomorrow) to not see anything crazy. As I laid there, I kept thinking of all the families that were going to be diagnosed with birth defects that day and it put it all into perspective.
I'm grateful that we had a good experience and look forward to the rest of the pregnancy!!!! WATCH OUT FOLKS, THE CLYDE'S ARE MAKING ANOTHER BABY!!!!!
Randy is the most accident prone person I know. After the Twin Towers fell on 9-11, I heard that they were having family members make note of their loved one's scars to identify body parts. My first thought, if it was Randy, I would need a notebook!!! Well, Cambelle doesn't get her eyes or her attitude from her daddy, but she did get his luck!!!
When Randy was little, his parents were building their house and he was there. He walked through where the front door was (I think they were framing or something) and a piece of wood feel from the sky and hit Randy in the head!!!! Fast forward to when Cambelle was about 2 or 3. Randy was building a shed in our back yard. Cambelle was playing right by him and as he was framing the trusses, a board slipped from his hand and hit her in the head, resulting in 3 staples!!! For a long time she would tell people that, "daddy hit me in the head with wood"!!!!
Now here we are, if you remember in July when we went camping, she fell on a tree that was broken and it shoved into her arm. That was a trip to Instacare, but thankfully, she didn't need stitches.
Then, there was the cut finger about a month ago with the 3 stitches!!!!
A couple of weeks ago, we were playing at my mom and dad's house and Cambelle fell. She ended up scraping her face pretty good.
2 days later, she was sitting on the foot board of Tyler's bed and slipped, hitting the knob and scraping her whole side!!!! I'm telling you, who needs boys when you have a girl like this!!!
I didn't think much of any of these incidences until I called IHC to pay her bill and they asked, "which Instacare bill for Cambelle"!!! Should I be worried???? Heaven help us all!!!
It was time for another trip to the happiest place on Earth again!!!! This is our 3rd trip since March. After we got our March tickets, Randy's mom bought us the remainder of the annual passes (so we can go for Christmas time and see how cool the parks are then), so we have till March to go as much as we can!!! I was wondering how it would be this time, being 17 weeks pregnant. I knew I would be tired, but I think I did ok!!!
Here's the whole clan at the top of Main Street USA!!!!
I love the time we get to spend with all the family!!! C is for Clyde... right? Here we are, ready to go on the Ferris wheel. I HATE Ferris wheels, but I love big, nasty roller coasters!!! There are 2 different rides on the Ferris wheel, fixed cars and swinging cars. Well, if you know me, you know I'm not doing anything half way..... swinging cars all the way. If I'm going to prove to myself that I can do it, I'm going BIG!!!! This picture pretty much tells how I was feeling..... SCARED SH%&LESS!!!!! But I lived!!! YEA ME!!!!! I actually did not die on the Ferris wheel!!!! We celebrated Maddison and Jim's birthday at the park, mine and Randy's anniversary and then Layla's real birthday was on Friday, so she got to have special attention too!!!! When we celebrated Cambelle's birthday last trip with my Aunt Vicky and KC, Cambelle got her face painted, so it was Maddison's turn this time!!!! She loved it!!! My silly family taking a picture with the beaver for my dad.... he has a "thing" with pesky, little beavers!!!! HAHAHA!!!! LOVE THIS PICTURE!!!
Look at Cambelle's smile.... makes all the planning worth it!!! Our kids are so lucky to get to go to Disneyland with their cousins so much. They get to spend 4 whole days together, side by side, giggling the whole time!!!! Being 17 weeks pregnant, there are a handful of rides I couldn't go on (and some that I went on that I shouldn't have). This is me with my sad face when the family went on the Matterhorn!!!! I wasn't going to sacrifice Space Mountain, though. I know that ride as well as the street in front of my house. I sat on the ride with my arms braced against the back of the seat and holding the lap bar, so my belly never even touched the bar. Well, about 3/4 of the way through the ride, I knew that I was in trouble. As soon as the ride stopped, I RAN to the bathrooms and ended up throwing up the rest of the afternoon. Well, it was bugging the crap out of me. I've NEVER thrown up on a ride and I wasn't giving up that easy!!!! I went the next day and SURVIVED!!!!! No puky!!!! Mind you, it was not without a butt chewing from my doctor (that happens to be on my Facebook) and my mother!!!! But you know I'm not scared of them ;) Here's Tyler and Naomi on Autopia. Tyler told her that he had to drive because, "I am the boy"!!!! I don't know where he gets that from because none of my family lives by those rules!!! SO FUNNY!!!! Jim was in front of them and they kept bumping him and LAUGHING and LAUGHING and LAUGHING!!!! It was so dang fun!!! My kids LOVE the Nightmare Before Christmas!!! The Haunted Mansion is dressed up like TNBC for Halloween and Christmas. It was one of the highlights, for sure!!! Anyone for a flying elephant??? I got to ride with "the 2 little girls", Mazie and Cambelle!!! The giggles were out of control!!!! Just look at those faces!!! Here we are waiting for the World of Color (of which, BTW, was SO AMAZING. SO worth the scheduling to make it there), Elijah needed a soft place to put his head!!! I would have picked someone with a squishier bum, if I were him!!! And then.... after all 4 days at the park, the little girls are wasted!!! That's how you know they've had a good time!!!! It was such a good trip. No melt downs from the kids (or adults)!!! I can't wait till we go again in December!!!!
Today is our 14th wedding anniversary and it feels weird to me because I keep thinking I'm that 19 year old girl!!! Although, the mirror tells me differently ;)
I could get all ooey gooey about my love for my husband, but if you're a regular reader or know us, you know how much I love him and you also know how hard it must be for Randy not to kill me on a regular basis!!! He is earning rewards in Heaven, I'm sure!!!
My parents have always told Randy (jokingly) if things don't work out with us that they want to keep him and get rid of me!!!! I guess it's fair to say that everyone loves Randy and I'm blessed to be the one that got to marry him!!!
We leave for Disneyland tomorrow. We haven't celebrated our anniversary at D'land since our 2nd anniversary. That was A BLAST!!! Disneyland is such a romantic place.... hear me out.... it's just magical there. You get to stand in lines all day, right next to each other and holding hands. Then you get to go on dark rides and see how many kisses you can sneak in!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!! This time will be a little different than 12 years ago. We will have our 3 beautiful children with us and our little nugget inside me that will move enough to keep me reminded of it's presence!!!! It's going to be a great time, for sure!!!
Anyhow, I just want Randy to know that I love him so much and all joking aside, if I didn't have you, I couldn't be who I am. You enhance everything good in me and tolerate the bad. When I think about eternity, I know that we will have a lot of fun!!!!!
I am 16 1/2 weeks pregnant right now and I started feeling the baby move a few days ago!!! It's sooo fun!!! When I thought we were done having kids, the 2 things I said I would miss the most is feeling a baby move in me and nursing. It's so great to feel our little button move!!! When we had an early ultra sound done to check for a heartbeat, it was moving so much the doctor couldn't even get a heart rate on it!!! THEN at my last appointment, it was moving so much that we would hear the heartbeat for about 2 seconds and then it would move.... 2 more seconds and then gone again!!!!! I'm not surprised that I can feel it moving, it's an active little one!!!
Now, as you can see I'm calling the baby "IT". We never find out the sex of our babies!!! I know it drives people nuts (maybe part of the reason we do it). If we were to find out, it would only be 2 short weeks until we would know.... but NOPE!!!! NO CAN DO!!!! Why break tradition now? So, get used to me referring to our baby as It, the little Burrito, the little Button, my Nugget or any other "little" thing I can think of!!!!
This week, the baby is the size of an avocado. Cambelle didn't know what an avocado was let alone how to say it!!! HAHAHA!!!! It's so fun to not be as sick anymore and finally get some energy back. I'll keep up on posting about the baby and we'll see how this all goes!!!!
Until next time, America!!!!
(Like the song? HAHAHA!!!! I really do enjoy the music I attach to my blog posts!!!! Hopie=easily entertained!!!)
I want to wish my father-in-law, Jim, a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! He is one of the coolest dudes I know. The older Randy gets, the more I realize how much he is just like his dad!!! It's not all bad ;)
Jim loves to be with his family at Disneyland, in fact, the guys at his work knows that he counts down from trip to trip!!! Once, he even skipped down Main Street, USA holding Maddison's hand!!! He is a goofy, goofy man and I love when that comes out in him. He loves to haul wood, cutting, splitting, all of it.... HE LOVES IT!!!! He is a patient man, although if you make him mad, just back away silently. His strength is amazing and in High School, his nick-name was Popeye because his forearms are so gigantic!!!! I love him so much and I'm so proud of him for all he puts up with (having me as a daughter-in-law isn't the easiest thing in the land). I can't wait to spend this week with him and the rest of the clan at "The Happiest Place on Earth"!!!
6 months ago, my families lives were changed forever. Please go and read my amazing niece's blog about the hardest day of her life. She is beautiful, strong, deserving of blessing and I am so glad she is in my life. My life would be empty without her. She's almost more like a sister than a niece since we're only 3 years different in age. Please, read her post today and kiss those you love tonight.
My favorite newest little angel!!! Anna and I have been best friends since we were "in the womb". We grew up across the street from each other and would live next door if we could now!!! Anna and Nephi already have 3 girls and when they found out this little peanut was a girl, I was so happy for them!!! I am the youngest of 6 girls (no boys) and I would have it NO other way!!! Hadley was born on the 28th. She weighed 6 # 13 oz. and was 18 1/2 inches long!!! Just a little pumpkin!!! I don't know what possessed Anna to give her the name Hope, but I can't think of a more wonderful compliment EVER!!!! I think Hadley and I are going to become tight friends!!! She already listens to me very carefully!!! SHE LOVES ME!!!!
Take a peek at this lady!!! She JUST GAVE BIRTH!!!! Anna is my hero. She has been through so much and has sacrificed so much for her family. I will always look up to her!!!
The first family portrait!!! I love this family as much as my own. I really do!!!
And NOW we know why she was named after me!!!! HAHAHA!!! When we were little, I would get so mad at Anna's sister, Katie, and the only insult I knew of was to moon her. So, I would walk halfway across the street, bare my butt to Katie and then go the rest of the way home. As we can see, Miss Hadley will pick up where I left off!!!! BTW, this photo was NOT staged, Anna pulled her out of her blanket and her butt was just THERE!!!!!!! Awwww.......
Anyhow, it was a great day!!! I got to keep Anna's girls while she was in labor and then I got to take them down to meet their baby sister for the first time. I am so happy for Anna and Nephi. They are such amazing people and I can't wait for every second that I get to love on that little baby!!!!