Monday, December 28, 2009

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Baby story

So I have been asked by a few people about what and how did the birth of Harper go. I have never typed up a post like this and so here is goes.

It really started Monday November 16, 2009 we headed out to the dr for out weekly visit. At that visit he just knew I was done. He said so you want this baby here when I go Friday is great joking and he goes well let me go check. He left the room and Robert and I both looked at each other like yeah right he isn't going to induce us as 37 weeks. But he came right back in and said how is 5:30 am for you I go ok sounds great.

So on Thursday night my mom and dad flew in from AZ and where a site for sore eyes.

We didnt sleep much Thursday night and then were up at 4am because heck if I know I am going I was going to look good hahaha.

5:15 am we leave for the hospital

We get back to our room after signing over our lifes about 6:20 am

I change and chit chat with the nurse who is hysterical. ( she was an older lady from england and it was raining out and she had some kind of meeting she was supposed to go to but heck if she was going to it with all this rain she was going to get me going and then head on home.)

But with all the getting to know you going on I didnt get my IV until around 7:30 am

And then we waited. and waited and waited they finally started the pictocin and I was ready.  it was about 9 am. It wasnt to bad and then my water broke and man did it break. There was no denying it. And it was a running joke that every time I coughed or sneezed or laughed from about 9am when it broke that the nurses had to change the bedding every time no joke. Robert keeped saying I bet you lost 20lbs of water.

Contractions going well and then all of the sudden around  11:30am everything stopped they came in and turned me all around and then stopped the pitocin and gave me ice and then told me to lay here just like this and dont move. As her heart beat had dropped and they wanted to get it back up.

So I layed there and waited. and waited with no contractions or if there was any very far and not very hard.
Then around 1 they come back in and pump me full of more water but this one has sugar in it so they said it was gatoraid without the flavor yippie for me. And then around that time also they start the pitocin back up and wow did that start things going and going fast. 3pm we were ready to rock and roll. Harper was born in 2 pushes. And  a nurse telling Dr Reister nah she is going to have to push along time. And after she was delivered we found out what the problem was she had what they call a"true knot" in her cord. Which they said accounted for the heart rate drop but she pasted her apgar with flying colors at a 9.

She is such a great baby and a blessing to have in our home. I hope that is the good stuff you guys where looking for.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Can you relate?

Read this and see where you stand? I feel like we have been. We are the "temporaries". The Not there every weeks. Hey I am just happy we are all still here at this end of the most crazy year out of our life's in a LONG time if ever. Please hope we can look back and this be the hardest year out of our life's. But not crossing our fingers as life happens.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Friday, December 4, 2009

2 week check up

Harper's 2 week old check up...  Weight 8lbs. And 20inches. So she is growing and looking really good.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Harper's Blessing!

 Harper was only a week old when we had her blessing here at our tiny place. We were so blessed to have it before my parents had to jetset out of here. We also with such short notice where able to get one of our old ward families here to also be apart of it. We Wish everyone of our loved ones where able to be here but it justed didnt seem like it would work out. I also think we got everyone in a picture but grandma. WOOPS!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Introducing .................

Harper Elliot Whitmer


 Born: November 20,2009
Time 3:20pm
Weighing in at 7lbs 4 oz and 19 inches long.

We are all very happy she is here. More pictures to come.

Friday, November 6, 2009


I let each of the kids pick out a fabric they liked then I tryed to make it all work. I think for the most part is turned out really well. At first I wasnt thrilled with the grey and flowery one but it has absolutely grown on me. I love it i'm thinking about adding some of the leftovers of it to some burp clothes.

Monday, October 26, 2009

It's offical!!

So we went to Dr this morning he said now you are allowed to have this baby any time now. YIPPEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    I can't wait just need to get through Halloween and Riley's school program on the 5th. So we will see what we can get accomplish before this little one makes her appearance.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Wow to breath again....

So we just got home from the DR. And my blood work looked great and the Dr isn't as concerned. He says I am just feeling this pregnancy more. Which is VERY true. I am so glad for answers to prayers. I just couldn't stop thinking how was Robert going to do it all. He has a very busy work schedule as it is. And he has already taken alot of the extra I normally do on. Coming home in the middle of the day to get Brody and make lunch for the boys. And then even if he has to work late coming home to either bring dinner or help make it. Then if he had to going back out to work. CRAZY I know.  So I am happy to just me on the take it easy don't do to much plan for now. So life can get back to normal in little ways around here. Not so much take out and a little more home cooking. SO there is the Update.
I hope your having a great day...

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And Have a Wonderful DAY!!!!
SO Nervous I could puke.

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Ok so I am  going to vent I just need to get this out and be done with it......... Completely Random sorry:)

I feel like I have been pregnant  
 F O R E V E R!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This pregnancy hasn't been the best or the worst but it has been up and down. Call me CRAZY but I like having babies in the summer. I like knowing that when the heat hits I only have so much longer to go. And then I can stay in my cave because it is to hot to bring a baby out. But this is just crazy it has been the longest SUMMER that I have ever experienced. And if this cold front thingy doesn't stay around HELLO it could still be summer here. SO here is to hoping that this cold will stay...........PLEASE pretty PLEASE for me...

I have been on bedrest now twice this pregnancy. In the beginning that one wasn't so bad as I had my brother come and stay with me and I also had alot of wonderful people around me for support. This second time has only been 2 weeks so not nearly as long as 3 months. But has been alot harder. Hyde needs more and wants to be out and going and doing. The other kids are gone to school for atleast part if not all day. But I feel like I don't have my net around me. Yes my visiting sisters brought dinner in one night which was nice. But I talked to the RS pres and all she can say is well bed rest sucks. THANK YOU I know this . I do have a great friend that just lives around the block but also has her hands full. And she has done alot for us and I hate to ask for more from her. I am not an ASKER! I don't think many moms are. If you are please give me some tips please.

I sit here waiting for my family to come home from church and thinking about what tomorrow is going to bring. ALOT of what if's???? Tomorrow we go to the dr again and hopefully things look better or he is going to throw me into the Hospital because I have had to take my kiddos with me that last couple of times and wow after waiting in a boring waiting room full of nothing to do. Then again waiting in tiny room with lots of new and different buttons and things to touch but not being aloud to touch it can be hard to be perfectly quite.
So I hope everything goes alright.

We will just have to see where this crazy road takes us. I will update tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Museum Fun!!

So a few Saturdays back a friend here in Waco who has a family pass to the children's museum aloud us to go with them and check it out before we go and spend the money on a pass. The kids really loved it. There was alot to see. It isn't quite like the one in New Branfels which we love as it is all on one floor and very kid friendly. This one is great too. It is alittle harder to navigate with more then one child as it has two floors and lots of different rooms. Maybe it is just my kids they dont want to stay in one room all together for very long unless it is the bubble/ water room. Thanks again for letting us tag along with you.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Kids being kids

So not a lot of things have been going on lately. But wanted to update everyone on the kiddos.

Riley has been full of it lately. Just yesterday we were driving to church and went past the kids school and she just started talking. She was telling us that she was so happy to live in Texas as you are free here. And the people long ago came across the ocean to New York and then came to Texas to be free.
Then she said did you know mom that when Grandma and Grandpa went to school it was in a one room house. I go really? Then she said yeah and you know what else they had these special kind of writing tools called quills and they had to dip them into the ink. Really where does she come up with these things.
She also has become a reading machine. Her school had a book fair last week and so I took her on Friday and she got to pick out a book for each of her brothers and then she got to pick out a a couple of books for herself and she picked out a 3 pack of Junie B Jones books. She came home that night and started the first book and finished it Sunday night after a few forced breaks.

Brody wow has he grown up so fast just in the last two weeks. When he started going to school he would come home with one to 3 time outs in a three hour day. But then after a really bad day something Robert told him must have really clicked. =) So now after 9 straight days of awesome days he is like a changed little boy. He can be so kind and gentle. Like today he gets into the car with after we picked him up at school and Hyde is being Hyde having a hard time being two not wanting to get into the car and Brody goes its ok Hyde I'll sit by you and you can have my sticker which is a hugh thing as this is what he gets if he has no time outs. He is so into spider man and it is so funny to see him jumping along the floor or shooting out his spider webs and having to refuel his webbing by drinking gatorade.

Hyde is getting so big so fast. It is so hard to believe that he is just barely two years old. He talks all the time and is trying to be so independent. He wants to do everything on his own. When he is told to put something away and he doesn't want to he will give it a big hug and look at you with his big ol eyes and say but I Love it!
He is so great to watch playing by himself when Brody is at school he will get out the train tracks and we will build them together and he will then just play on them for a good 30 - 40 mins. He also is learning all the primary songs. And it is so funny when he just walks out and is singing 1 little monkey in the tree snap out of the tree 3 monkeys in the tree no more monkeys in the tree. No catch me No catch me. I think our next big step is going to be trying to get him potty trained. Wish me luck.

So that is what we are doing these days what are you guys up to???

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Just Funny

Quote of the day from Riley.

After asking to eat lunch at school I go ok do you still want to take your water bottle? She turns to me and says no mom I checked and they have american milk.

Friday, September 4, 2009

The Penny...

Disclaimer......... there is potty talking and Riley I am sorry your grandma made me tell it. One day when you have kids you will understand.
 and this little girl have to do with each other your probably asking yourselves. Well here you go...
It all started Tuesday afternoon after picking her up from school and getting the homework done she and the boys asked to watch some cartoons while I fixed dinner. I said sure but they wanted to watch them on my bed. So in they go I was talking to my mom and trying to figure out just what I wanted to make for dinner. When Riley runs into the kitchen screaming I am choking on a penny. I knew then that she wasn't and would be ok but she is our over reactor and proceeded to try and throw up the penny to get it out I told her that wasn't a great idea and so to be safe I call poison control. The man on the phone says she should be fine have her take a drink but knowing she is my daughter I have him ask her and then she does it. He also tells her that if you can eat and drink fine it will just come out in your poo she practically drops the phone and runs to the bathroom. I having no idea what he has said pick up the phone and  say what did you tell her he goes that is will come out in her pooh I go well she is now trying to pooh. We both started to crack up. It took me 45mins to get her to come out of the bathroom for dinner. And after telling her that your body needs food to make poo.  So the next morning as the little worrier woke up she didn't want to get ready for school or eat breakfast so I sent her to the bathroom and told her I would check for the penny. As I walked into the bathroom I grabbed a penny from the extra change and took it with me as I went to flush I threw it in and said look there is a penny in there and now have our Riley back to her old self.                                                 

Friday, August 28, 2009

First day of school...

Meet the teacher Night.....

Ok so there isn't one picture of the kids teacher my fault as I forgot the camera at the apartment. But they are both very nice. Riley has Ms. Guy this year for First grade and she is supper sweet and  just what Riley needs. And Brody is going to pre-k this year and so far loving it. His teacher is Ms. Ryckec ( RAY- CHECK). And she is awesome! He loves going and is so happy. Hyde gets to have 3 hours of alone mommy time in the mornings and he is loving that he gets to do what he wants and not what the other two have planned for him.   SO so far so good.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Who needs a dog????

When you have a Hyde! 

Friday, August 21, 2009

Our new place!!!

living room/ dinning room
  living room/ entry

master bedroom got to love the mirrors....                                  kiddos bedroom not quite clean so this is what you get .
half bath                                                             kitchen

So its a lot smaller but we are all happy and getting along as best as we can. Sorry it took me so long to get these pictures up. But I would think about it then go oh the whole house is a mess then I would clean and forget to take pictures. I hope this gives you guys a better idea ( mom ).
Hopefully I will get back into blogging I have a few pictures on the camera that for sure need to be documented.