Monday, November 26, 2007

Time in the Tub

I know... the dreaded bathtub pictures. I really didn't think I would disgrace my little one this way but I couldn't pass it up. (I tried really hard to keep these G rated.) This is her favorite part of the day and she has so many tricks! We will definitely be trying to swim this summer! In the first picture she is blowing bubbles... hence the water ripples below... She is so proud of herself!

In this one she is "getting her hair wet". We are trying to teach her to put her head in as much as possible. She is also laying on her back and the water goes right up to her eyes. She isn't scared! I didn't take a pic of that because I wanted her to stay covered. Dont want any embarrassing pics!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Kaylen's recital and more!

It has been a while since I have posted pics of my sweet Kaylen. So today I have a second to do just that! The first two are from her Christmas recital this weekend. She hadn't slept well the night before so she wasn't herself for the show. Of course she was still adorable! The pics of her during the show are too dark and too far away but you can at least see how cute she looked in her Christmas dress!

The next two pictures are of Kaylen at the Huntsville football game. She absolutely loves going to these hometown games where the band plays! She just dances and dances. It is really a lot of fun.

This is just a shot of Kaylen looking cute so I thought I would throw it in!

Monday, November 05, 2007

Turner Syndrome

So the doctors did a test on the baby that was. We found out that there was a genetic defect. Instead of 46 chromosomes there were 45. We were missing an x in there! The good news is that this isnt the type of genetic defect that repeats itself. It is a fluke and every other mom to be has just as much chance of that happening to them as I do. So a couple of things that this means: 1. I think that this only happens to girls (based on the reading I've done) so that means we were having a little girl. and 2. this mostly effects the physical attributes of a person. So our baby would have a normal intelligence but would look physically different. The main thing that occurs is that height is stunted. The average height of a Turner Syndrome baby is 4'8". Also it typically effects her female organs. She wouldnt develop or ever go through puberity. This causes lots of problems for her besides the fact that she could never have children. I am just so thankful to God that my little girl didnt have to go through all of that. I would hate to have 2 daughters close in age and one looked like a normal, pretty little girl and then her sister looked different. (there are also other physical defects). That just seems like a lot of heartache for the unborn. I think God is so gracious to my little one to not make her have to go through that. I guess you never know how you would be until you are in the situation but I am not sure that I would be able to treat my kids fairly if this baby would have lived. I am sure you all think I am a horrible person for saying that. I feel horrible for thinking that. I would hope that I would but I am just not honestly sure. Thankfully I am not being tested in that way. I feel such closure in knowing the reasons why and can thank God for looking out for me and my children. I am so grateful for things working out the way they have. I am sad that there was a problem with my little one and she wont be joining us but am so glad that she doesnt have to live a life of pain and sorrow. This will probably be my last non picture post... it is so unlike me!!!! I dont think I will be posting about this miscarriage anymore either. Not that I plan to forget her but I plan to begin this new path God has given me. I am so excited about taking a year off and being finished with my Masters and being settled in our new place. All of those things seem so far away yet so near. The next pregnancy will be here before you know it!!! Thanks again for all of your encouragement!

Friday, November 02, 2007

Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus!!!

Who doesnt love the circus??!?!?! They are at the VBC Nov. 29 - Dec. 2. We are going on Thursday because tickets are half price. Let me know if you are going on Thursday and we will look for you!!!

Kaylen's new blog!!!!

Okay, so I decided to make life easier for our family members who are trying to buy christmas and birthday gifts for my little one. I have been working on this blog for a few days. I am running out of ideas for stores. I looked over Gymboree, The Children's Place and Crazy 8 (Emily told me about this new store) but didn't really like anything there right now. You guys have any suggestions for me? Check it out and if you know of any other good websites let me know!!!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Halloween 2007

We go to Willowbrook Baptist's Trunk or Treat every year and it is always a blast. Kaylen loves playing on the blow ups! She was a little under the weather so she didnt last but an hour or so but while she was there she had a blast!!!! She was the cutest little duck ever!!!!

Kaylen and the Acrylic Paint

I have been wanting to put this on here for awhile but haven't been able to find my camera. Well, I found it just in time for Halloween! So before I post my Halloween pics I wanted to show everyone exactly what my little scutter did! She was being awfully quiet in the spare bedroom with me (I was filling out paperwork for her new Mothers Day Out Program). I turned around to see what she was doing and she had that little index finger as far down in the red acrylic paint bottle as she could get it! Then she took that finger out and started rubbing it all over her face! I was so mad but relieved at the same time that it was only on her and not on my carpet, white bedspread, etc. So we took a pic and put her in the bathtub. The outfit is ruined but it is the end of the season and it has her initials on it so - who cares! :)