Friday, August 29, 2008

School, House, and MORE BABIES!

So, Derek and I started school this week. Yes you heard right Derek and I BOTH started school this week. Derek has decided that making cabinets is not what he wants to do with the rest of his life. He is taking a University Studies class as well as an English class. So far he really likes it. I'm taking only one online class since I'm going to be down for a week or two right in the middle of the semester. I was originally signed up for a Political Systems class but that was dropped like a bad habit and I quickly picked up Children's Literature. I thought it was more appropriate. So, classes began Monday for the both of us. Derek has class for 3 hours on Monday night and for a little over an hour on Tuesday and Thursday night as well. I'm excited to see how Derek does this semester.

We closed on the house this week as well. We closed Tuesday and got the keys and garage door opener that day. YAY! Derek has already started doing little projects around the house. It's so cute. Haha. Saturday Derek and one of his friends are going to rip up the carpets in the basement and replace them. They are also going to take out a play groud that's in the back yard. It's pretty run down and we figure it's more of a danger than a play-thing. Hopefully we will start moving things in this weekend after the carpets get put in. I can't wait. Hooray for being pregnant and "not being able to help." Just kidding. I get to boss people around and tell them where to put stuff.

Another one of my friends from high school had their baby this week! JessiYarbro had a little boy on Monday of this week by c-section. Here he is. He was born 8-25-08 a 8:46 pm and weighed 6lbs 12oz and was 20 inches long! His name is Kaiden Jack Cracraft.

Friday, August 22, 2008


So Derek and I FINALLY have a closing date set in stone for our house. We are going in on Tuesday the 19th to get everything signed and all that good stuff.

We've decided that we are going to replace the carpeting that is in the house with some new carpet since there are a few spots that need to be replaced anyway. Derek and his friend Nate are going to do the job. Tuesday Derek is going to rip up the carpet and sometime during the week the two of them will put down the carpets. This means long nights and no sleep for Derek. Haha.

After the carpets are put down we get to start moving everything in. YAY!

We don't have much to move in since we went from a two bedroom apt to a 4 bedroom house. So we are saving up for stuff to fill it. God knows Stratton's room is going to be full. That kid has EVERYTHING! Haha. Thanks to his awesome family. I can't wait to start putting his room together. We are doing a jungle theme in his room. He's going to have big leaves and animals and all kinds of jungley stuff in there. I hope he likes it. I have a few years till he can verbalize if he does or not. :)

As for the little guy he is doing well. I've been having Braxon Hicks the last 4-5 days which has worn me out and made me really sore. I called the Dr about them because I had them constantly (not consistently though) for 2 days. He assured me that it was normal and just make sure I keep my feet up and drink LOTS of water. So the little guy is good. Yesterday I went in to the Doc and had the usual pee test, weight check, and blood pressure exam. Everything was fine. Just a little dehydrated.

I go back in two weeks to get checked for Step B. After that it's one visit a week until D day! YAY!

Everyone get excited!

Since the last blog:

-Mady had her baby girl.
Kayden Hope Koehler
Born August 6th at 12:00 pm
7 lbs. 5.4 oz
20 inches

-My friend Amy that I went to high school also had her baby
Mason Edward Oliver
Born August 18, 2008 at 9:48 pm
7 pounds 13 ounces
20.5 inches

Not sure if he is still in the hospital now but he did have an infection and they were going to keep him in the nursery for a little while.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Our First House!

Derek and I closed the other day on our first home. It's such a good feeling. We have our own house that we get to bring our little boy home from the hospital to. It on W. Jackson Blvd. right behind the Jr High. Here are some pictures of it. Minus the furniture in it. That's not ours. We are set to move into in around 2 weeks. So if anyone would like to help out please do. We need all the help we can get since I can't really move anything. Thanks so much.

We are going to be having a moving party as soon as we can get into the house. We either plan on getting a keg or a few cases of beer and grilling some burgers, brats, and hotdogs. Any help is much appreciated.

Friday, August 8, 2008

First Baby Shower and Grandma's 75th B-Day

So my first baby shower for Stratton and I was great! We had so much fun. We even made onsies. I'll put pics up as soon as I get some from Brenda. My cousins Eric and Allen even made a onsie. They turned out so cute. Each one is so different but SO cute. Thank you to everyone who helped out with it.

Grandma's B-Day party turned out so great. I didn't really know most of the people who were there but it was still really good to have all the family in one place. My cousin Beth and her husband Steve and their two girls Mady and Anna were there. My cousins Eric and Allen were there along with Eric's girlfriend Merideth. Of couse Casey and I were there also. That was the first time all 7 grandchildren and great-grandchildren were in one place at the same time in 7 years. Casey and my Auntie Pam tried making my grandma's famous Angel Food Cake but failed. It went flat. Haha. But it was the thought that counts right?

I'll put some pictures from both on here as soon as I get some.