Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Ok, so I just realized that the last time I updated this thing was when Lorelai was born. I've been meaning to update it, but just never have. So, here we go. Lorelai is 7 1/2 months now & is so fun! She's crawling now & very quickly. She also pulls herself to her feet & stands & bounces. She LOVES her Johnny Jump Up! & she loves to talk. She babbles on & on & laughs & giggles. Peek-a-boo is one of her favorite games & she loves her Goodnight Gorrilla book. She eats gerber foods, of which she most enjoys fruits. She loves her apple juice & pear juice & white grape juice. She wears 3-6 months & 6-9 months clothes, except in Gerber onesies, which, for some reason, run REALLY small. Cody & I are doing great! We love being parents! It's so much fun. & every so often, we leave Lorelai to play with her Memere & Grandpa Shelby & we go to walmart or every once in a while go on a date. This past weekend, we went out to Coco Pazzo, a nice little italian restaurant here in town. It's only a few years old, it got a very broad price range with entrees anywhere from $7-$20. It was really good food & it came in huge portions, along with really good (& big) salads & unlimited breadsticks. My entree ended up being 3 meals for me & a snack for Cody. It was great little place to go for a date & we'll deffinitely go there again! Other than that, Cody's in school at MACC & he's really enjoying it. He's taking Language, Sociology, Psychology & Human Anatomy. He likes his teachers pretty well. He's got classes Tuesdays & Thursdays, with the exception of Sociology, which is only on Thursdays & the other half is online. Other than that, there's not much going on. Just life.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Today has been an absolutely amazing day. It started out yesterday around 11am, when Cody & I were laying around & my water broke. I had 3 1/2 weeks left till my due date, so I wasn't sure what was going on. Long story, short I called Dr. Puckett's office to see what they thought. They weren't sure if I was actually in labor or not, so Dr. Puckett said she wanted me to go ahead & come in to the hospital & get checked out to confirm if my water had broken or if it was something else. So, Cody called into work & we came back up from the lake. We Got to the hospital a little before 4 yesterday afternoon. they did a test that confirmed that my water was, in fact, broken. I was dialated to a 1 & 50% effaced. So, they moved us to a birthing room & got us checked in. They decided that since my water broke at 11 & I was still only at a 1, that they wanted to start me on petocin to get things moving, as well as antibiotics since she was a little early. Mom, Dad & Jeremy arrived around 7:30. At this point, the monitor was showing contractions, but I wasn't feeling anything. I stayed at 1cm for hours & barely less at 2. Somewhere between 2 & 3, I started actually feeling the contractions. As they continued to up the petocin, the contractions got stronger & painful. Mom & Cody stayed up with me all night, helping me through them. I couldn't have done it without them. - *I started this post while in the hospital the day Lorelai was born (February 19th, but for whatever reason, never finished it, so I'll do so now. - Finally, at 6:13 am, Lorelai Marie Miner was born. 18 inches long & 5lbs 14oz. She's beautiful & perfect! We love her so much & just can't get enough of her! *For pictures: See my Facebook. Most of you should have access. If not, let me know.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Ok, ok. So, EVERYONE has been telling me I need to update this thing & put up new pictures. Well, I've been intending to, things have just been super crazy lately!
So, Cody & I are now living up in Moberly at Mom & Dad's. We decided that it would probably be best to be here till the baby's born, so that when I go into labor, we only have a 30 min drive instead of 90! Plus, that way, there's always someone around, just in case. At the moment, Cody's still working at CALO, so we go down to the lake every tuesday night & stay at his brother's through friday, since he lives 2 minutes from CALO. Then we're back up here all weekend. Hopefully, we'll be able to find Cody a job up here soon, though so we don't have to worry about me going into labor while he's working & we're still an hour & 1/2 away.
The pregnancy is going great! We're into the Dr. visits every 2 weeks now, instead of 4. We had a visit yesterday. Everything seems to be great! I'm apparently growing right on track. She did say the baby's heart rate is on the low side of average, but she didn't seem concerned. She got kicked pretty good while listening, so she liked that.
Other than that, Wiggles is just as active as ever! Lots of kicking & moving around every night between about 11 & 1:30 or so. Cody gets kicked a lot at night, but he actually enjoys it... for now.
We went last week & bought a crib! Yay! So, we've got that set up & it's sooo cute! I'll have to get a picture of it on here, but I don't have one tonight.
Well, I think that's about it for now. Here are some new preggo pictures! We just took them tonight, so they're definitely current! Enjoy!
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
1. Where did you meet? First at a Youth Conference, but didn't get to know each other at all until we met again at EFY in 2005.
2. How long did you date before you got married? Well... We dated about 2 weeks before his mission, then we wrote through his first year, but then I wrote him off. We got back together & got engaged about 2 months after he got home & got married about 2 1/2 months after that.
3. How long have you been married? Almost 8 months now!
4. What is your favorite feature of his? Well, it's hard to pick, but I guess probably his gorgeous blue eyes.
5. What is your favorite quality of his? I love how sweet he always is & how he is always making sure others are happy. (Especially me & baby Wiggles.)
6. Does he have a nick name for you? Um... I guess as far as nick names go, he has adopted "Kia"
7. What is his favorite color? Blue
8. What is his favorite food? Cheesy Enchiladas with Green sauce, which I've never even had, so I have NO clue how to make it! Poor boy.
9. What is his favorite sport? Football, I guess. He played in High School.
10. When was your first kiss? I believe it was the 9th of December '05 in the parking lot of Old Chicago after he read me an awesome poem he had written.
11. What is your favorite thing to do as a couple? Cuddle. That's pretty much the best thing ever.
12. Do you have children? One on the way! It's so fun!
13. Does he have a hidden talent? Um... I don't think any of his talents are really hidden... He can sing... & he's an amazing artist! I love when he draws!
14. How old is he? 22
15. Who said I love you first? I'm pretty sure he did.
16. What is his favorite type of music? Mo Tab! Haha! JUST kidding! (He hates choir music!) He likes country, but anymore he likes a lot of different stuff.
17. What do you admire most about him? That's hard. I admire him in SO many ways! I guess how strong he is spiritually. He's immovable in his testimony & I love that! Also how he pretty much never gets mad. He's SO patient! Basically I just love him for who he is.
18. Do you think he will read this? Oh, probably not. The only time he reads this thing is when I'm posting an update & he looks over my shoulder.
Basically, I love Cody more than anything! He's taught me so much & just completely changed my life! He's my biggest fan & my biggest hero & I'm SO grateful to have him for all Eternity.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Well, this weekend has been fun. Cody & I decided to spend Thanksgiving with his family & Christmas with mine this year, then next year we'll flip it around. So, Alana's Brothers & Sisters all came up from Arkansas & Oklahoma & we've been hanging out with them all weekend. We had a great Thanksgiving & of course, lots of great food! We had another appointment with Dr. Pucket on Wednesday. Everything is going great! At our last appointment, she told me I had gained a little extra weight & just to be careful with carbs & sweets. As of wed. I had only gained 4 lbs which is apparently perfect! Heart rate sounded perfect & everything seems to be great! Baby Wiggles has been just as active as ever & kicking all over the place! There have been a few times now where it will kick so hard that you can see my whole belly move & pop out! It's fun. Cody felt several good kicks last night, so he was beyond ecstatic! My belly is now nice & round & my belly button is rapidly disappearing the last week or so... In fact, it's almost flat now. It will soon be an outie. Meanwhile, I've discovered a love for the "Secret Fit" belly panel in maternity clothes. Heavenly! In fact, I think I might continue wearing them after the baby comes if they still fit. We'll see. Cody & I decided to go check the Motherhood Maternity outlet yesterday & see what the sales were like. I did get a skirt that is very cute & a pair of jeans. I didn't really realize how much I missed having jeans to wear, until I put these on this morning. There's just something special about denim. Anyway, so that's what's been going on around here. Everything has been wonderful & we're loving life! I hope things are going just as well for all of you. We love you all!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Halloween was fun! Cody & I dressed up as Pirates & went to the church halloween party & did the Trunk-or-Treat. We forgot to take a picture of our trunk all decorated, which made me sad, cuz it looked so cool! But we won the award for best-decorated trunk! So that was fun. We didn't even know they were going to be having a contest, so it was cool. Our trunk was all piratey, complete with a treasure chest full of candy! Which, if you ask any little kid, (or me) is the best kind of treasure anyway! We had a blast with it! Cody was a little sad cuz his mom told him before we left that he didn't look very mean or fierce, but he felt better when a 3 year old at the trunk or treat told him he should take his costume off cuz he was scary. Hehe! It was way cute! So, here are a few pictures of us all dressed up. I had a scar on my cheek, but you can't really tell in any of these. Oh well.
"Preggo The Pirate"
Every good Pirate captain has a monkey! We named the monkey Jack.
And... What I know you've all been waiting for... We had our appointment with Dr. Puckett on Thursday & got our ultrasound! It was so fun! The baby is actually looking like a little person in there now! It was so fun to see! Again, the baby was all over the place! Randy, the lady who did the ultrasound said we had a very active baby. So, since we won't know till March if it's Robert or Lorelai, we've temporarily named the baby Wiggles! Randy said Wiggles is a beautiful & perfect baby! Current weight is about 14 oz. She didn't tell us the length, but said it's in the 51 percentile, so I guess that's good. She also told us the heartbeat was 140 beats per minute, & said that's perfect! We were excited! Still are! Anyway, here are the new pictures. Enjoy them, we do! The black hole in the middle is the stomach. The splotchy spot kind of above it is the heart & the smaller black spot by where the leg goes up is the bladder.
And my personal favorite... FEET!!! In case you can't see it on this one, I put it on here again with the right toes circled & left foot outlined.
Anyway, that's all for now. I hope you guys enjoy this latest blog. I sure have!
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Well, it's been a while since my last blog. Things are going great! The baby is growing fast & getting wiggly! Around the end of week 16 I felt the baby move for the first time! It was so exciting! Since then, I felt it progressively more often & it's gotten stronger & more noticeable with each day. I've actually been feeling it quite a bit lately. It's way fun! Much to Cody's disappointment, he hasn't been able to feel it yet. The few times the baby has moved or kicked more than once in a short period of time, Cody's been gone or sleeping or something. He keeps putting his hand on my belly every time I tell him I felt it & asking the baby to "Do it again, please." It's so cute. I finally gave up last week & went & bought a pair of Maternity pants, as none of mine really fit around my stomach anymore. Holy cow, they are SO stinkin' comfortable! A little expensive, but comfortable! We have our next appointment on Thursday & we'll get our big fancy ultrasound. With this one, they will actually be able to tell if it's a boy or girl, but we're not going to find out. Sorry guys, we want to be surprised! But anyway, I'm sure I'll have more news at that point. But for now, I've got to go help Cody's mom fix up her costume for the school halloween festival this week. Love you all!
Monday, October 6, 2008
Well, we had another appointment on thursday. We got to hear the baby's heartbeat. That was cool. Everything's going well & progressing the way it should be. I'd gained 5 lbs since our last appointment 4 weeks earlier. At this point, they look for about a lb a week, so we're pretty much right on track. The morning sickness stuff is pretty much gone. I still have days sometimes when I just kinda feel a little crappy & have to be careful of what I eat, but for the most part, it doesn't really go past just feeling yuck anymore. Sure, every once in a while I still find myself running to the toilet or sink, but it's not often at all anymore! It also helps that now, when I get nauseated, I can take a little pill & it goes away! So, that helps. Gladly though, I don't have to take them very often. General Conference was this past weekend. It was awesome! I really enjoyed it! Of course, I always enjoy the chance to listen to the Prophet & apostles, but this one seemed especially good. This weekend, Cody & I are heading down to Louisville, KY for the TEAM National Leadership convention. It will be another awesome weekend. We'll get to listen to several big leaders on the TEAM, as well as the co-founders, Orrin Woodward & Chris Brady. It's gonna be a blast! Pretty much, everything's been going great! Life is grand! We're happy & excited about life & having a baby... There's plenty to be happy about, so we are! Anyway, speaking of the baby... I need to get food, so I'm gone! I'll update again soon. Love you all!
Friday, September 26, 2008
I'm with you, Monique... This looked kind of fun, so I'm stealing it! Mwahaha! Google each of the following things and post the first image that comes up... First Name: Keira *The first image had body parts hanging out that I didn't want on here, so I put the second one. Middle Name: Marie *Um... That's kinda creepy.
Last Name: Miner
Place I'd like to visit: Russia
Favorite place to vacation: Boston
Collge Major: Music Therapy
Place you grew up: Moberly, MO*I have no clue what this is.
First Job: Scholastic Call Center*This has nothing to do with the Scholastic call center, but whatever.
Favorite Treat: Fruit Snacks!*It's even the right brand! Heck yes!
Favorite Food: Chocolate
Favorite Color: Lavender
A place I've gone to today: Kitchen
What I'm having for dinner: Food
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Well, week 13 brought the 2Nd tri-mester, which has been most pleasantly welcomed! The sickness is, for the most part, GONE (yay!) & I can eat again! Cody's glad, because he can touch me again without me feeling claustrophobic & the world is a much happier place! I had my first appointment with Dr. Puckett on the 4Th, which was beyond exciting! She did an ultra-sound, which was amazing! It was so awesome for Cody & I to get to see our little one! Dr. Puckett had a fun time trying to get the head, abdomen & femur measurements, as the baby wouldn't stop moving! Throughout the entire ultra-sound, it was kicking & turning & flipping & spinning & squirming... We decided it's my inability to sit still with Cody's energy. Look out world! Haha! But, she finally got what she needed & confirmed our estimated due date to be March 14Th! It's so weird sometimes to realize there's this tiny little person growing inside me. It's such an amazing feeling that just can't be described. I love being pregnant, (now) but I can't wait to hold this child in my arms.