Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Has the USA turned Nazi?

Wow, am I ever one PISSED woman! So, my grandparents were supposed to get her today, they were going to come up for Christmas. When they got to the airport, they found out that my grandmother would not be allowed to get on the plane. Why, you ask... well, it turns out that the USA has turned into a Nazi country! Even though it has been clearly stated all over the country that passports were not needed until January 2008, the airline told them that they HAD to HAVE the passport in hand to leave the country! Does this remind you of a time in history? My Grandmothers family came from Germany in 1914, her grandfather was in the Germany army, and had to sneak out of the country to get away from the problems they had to deal with there. Her mother was 13 years old at the time. So, even though my grandmother had not been faced with this personally, it still felt like a similar situation. If I had it my way, I would have them move up here with us and get out of that country. The USA is not only loosing sight of God, but also of the FREEDOM they so highly speak of. So, ask me if I have any regrets of moving back to Canada. I can clearly tell you that I have made the right choice to live in a country that has not turned Nazi!

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Going to Halifax!

Okay, well, the time has come... Chris and I will being taking Alina to Halifax for an appointment on December 12th. She is getting her MRI on that dimple on her back! Any prayers are greatly appreciated! We are looking to leave here on the 11th, and spend the night there, so we wont be late.... I worry about the roads and all.... and the bridge.... the ever so long bridge to leave this crazy island!

While in Halifax, we will be doing a little looking. Since Chris can't find work on the island, he is now looking for work in Halifax. If he finds a job that can do the paperwork, we will be moving, AGAIN!

Friday, November 09, 2007

Pictures anyone?

I started a new picture blog since the old one was Gabby's... this one is for both girls.
Alina & Gabby's Pictures

Thursday, November 01, 2007

We have our hands FULL!

Oh my goodness. The fun never ends! I just thought one baby was a lot of work. Now, I have a toddler and a newborn, and both are VERY needy! Gabby is very good with Alina, but she does have her jealous moments. If I start to leave the room, she will wrap her arms around my legs and hold on tight. If I am holding Alina, she also wants to be in my lap, and continuosly gives "baby" kisses. She is hardly ever rough with Alina, but we have had a couple times where she hit her head pretty hard, or threw something and hit Alina with it. I don't think she does these things to hurt the baby, I think it is more for attention.

There is never a dull moment around here, like right now, Alina decided she wanted to wake up 2 hours early for a feeding.... this is why I can never update! I will leave you with a couple pictures of the girls in costume... Alina's costume is a chili pepper... although the smallest size was a 0-9 months so she liikes like she has been swallowed by the costume... Gabby was a bunny.... And Christian said he is "to old" to dress up, but he was a big help taking Gabby door to door.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Alina and I are home!

And man am I ever tired! We have been through a lot since she was born, and I know my mom has filled you guys in with some... I will tell my story, and hopefully fill in the gaps.

On Thursday, my mom called and asked if I could come to the restaurant and work so she could go to a meeting. I told her, sure... since labor did not seem to want to happen. After my mom left, my dad and I were sitting there talking, and my body was VERY uncomfortable, and I had to stand up. I began pacing the floor... I walked around the restaurant for 2 hours because it was the only way I could tolerate the contractions. I called Chris and told him it was time to come and get me. We went to the hospital, and straight up to L&D and I was put on the monitors. My contractions at that point were between 5 and 10 minutes apart. My doctor was actually in the room when I got there. She was finishing up with another lady (which is a whole other funny story in itself...). She was not at all surprised to see me. She check me out and said "we are going to admit you, this baby is getting ready to come."

So now I was moved down the hall to one of the labor/delivery/recovery rooms. I went almost straight for the tub, but the nurse had to drill the 20 questions first. I learned that the tub does nothing for me... if anything, it made it worse! I got out after being in there for about 10 minutes. The bed was surprisingly comfortable... and I was able to get a little but of rest, before my water broke! Chris seemed a bit upset when I told him, because he had just gotten comfortable on the pull out bed. But he called the nurse in. When my water broke, I was at 7cm. My doctor came in, and they started setting everything up. That bed is SO COOL! Except, at that moment that was not what I was thinking... It was really uncomfortable the way they had me sitting up! I was starting to do pretty well breathing through the contractions! Chris was really good about reminding me on the breathing techniques. I went from breathing through the contractions to nearly crawling onto the floor. I was hurting so bad!! Chris said that at one point I said "I can't do it, I give up!" As if it were an option at that point! I caught the doctor and nurses off guard as it was time to push and they were not ready! They were pulling me, and telling me that I had to get back on my back, but I was very tense on my side clenching to the side bar of the bed. I finally gave, and got into position... 9 pushes later, we had a B-E-A-UTIFUL baby girl!

Alina Michelle
6lb 7oz
Friday, October 12th

Alina has had some really bad congestion. A lot of mucus build up that has come out through both her nose and her throat. They had to put tubes down her throat to clear some of it out, as she could not breath. She has thrown up a few times which has cleared out a lot of it, so that seems to be under control.

Her other issue, the "dimple". Basically it is a deep dimple about an inch above where her butt hole is. It is similar in appearance to that of the butt hole. We will be traveling to Nova Scotia within the next 3 weeks to have an MRI done. As soon as I know more, I will let you guys know. The doctors do not seem too worried. My OB told me yesterday that if I plan to have more children, I need to start taking folic acid before getting pregnant.

I think that I have covered everything. Thank you for all your well wishes and prayers! We really appreciate it!

And now, for the pictures!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Fridays child is loving and giving

Hello everyone guest blogger Mam-gu here. I can’t figure get the comments thing to work (translation: I can’t remember the password & how my name was done for the blog Charles & Gwyn created for me) so Gwyn gave me her info and asked me to post the info on our newest addition to the Anderson/Crowther/Richards clan.

Alina Michelle Richards made her debut on Prince Edward Island in Canada at Prince County Hospital in the town of Summerside. She kept her Mom up for two days but finally made her appearance on Friday October 12, 2007 at 2:49 AM. She is already a night owl! She tipped the scales at 6 lb 7 oz and was 19in tall beating her big sister by ½ an inch although big sis weighted more. Head diameter was 33 cm. Sorry I don't know big bro details to add at this point. I'm sure Gwyn will fill you all in on those.

Gwyn had a drug free natural birth. Mommy & baby are doing well. Pictures will be posted when Gwyn & Alina get home. I took pictures but I don't know how to put them up. Alina is a cutie just like her big sis. She has a couple of Angel kisses like her sis as well. You’ll all see very soon.

Signed Your Guest Blogger,


Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Still in waiting....

Well our little bundle is still happy to remain in the womb. She seems rather cozy in there. I have a doctors appointment tomorrow. I am trying to avoid induction, as my doctor feels that this baby seems to want to do it on her own. With Gabby, I had to be induced because my water broke, and I did not dilate at all. This time I am dilating, but my water has not broken. We shall see where I am at tomorrow, maybe she will come this week! But, I am in no hurry anymore.... I was wanting to push her to get out, because I really wanted her to come in September... Christian's birthday is October 14th, and we don't want to take that away from him... they will be really close, if not on the same day! But, for all of those who have been worried.... I am measuring small, that is way there has been no rush to induce. A week ago (3 days before my "due date") I was measuring in at 38 weeks. So I am guessing I will be measuring in at 39 weeks tomorrow.

When baby does come, I will have my mom post a reply on the most recent post on my blog for you guys. She is "Mam-gu" on the comments. I want this kid to come as much as all of you guys want to meet her via blogdom!

Hope to be making the announcement soon!

Thursday, October 04, 2007

My Doctor's Appointment... with a twist

Okay, so I went to my Doctors appointment yesterday, and she took one look at me and said "What's wrong!" I began to tell her about the head ache I have had for the past 3 days.... It was so bad 2 nights ago that I was dizzy, nauseous, and sweating! She did the weekly check up, and then wrote out a sheet for me to take to Labor & Delivery. I was hooked up to IV and they had this stuff pumping in me SOOOOO fast! I went through God only knows how many IV bags, and some sort of pain killers (I forget which one) The meds seemed to kick in pretty quick, and the nurses were very nice! My hand hurts really bad from the IV though, they had a hard time finding a good vein! All in all, not a bad trip... still pregnant though!

3.5 cm dilated
50% effaced
gained a little too much weight this week... I am up to 23 lb gained this pregnancy.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Still Pregnant!

I seriously thought this baby would be here in September! I have just under 12 hours for that to be a reality! It is looking like this kid is too cool for school! She is quite happy inside, and not wanting to make her debut! I guess in a way, this is a good thing, as our dearest daughter Gabriella has decided to train us in the use of her toddler bed! Yes, I said she is training us! We had no choice but to move her into the toddler bed, as she discovered that she could also climb out of the crib... We have been able to lock her in her room at night, so she sometimes cries, but has made it two night now. Nap time is another story! The only way I can get her to nap is to either take a drive, or put her in Joe's travel Kennel. Joe has never used it, and Gabby uses it as a play house! She LOVES her room, and has made quite the toy carpet out of it this morning. And, she learned how to open her dresser drawers and pulled out ALL of her clean laundry, and put it in her hamper with ALL of her dirty laundry! Can we say TERRIBLE almost TWOS! Once this baby comes, I may never have a chance to blog again!!! The two of them will have me way to busy!

Christian is helping a lot with Gabby today! She wants to be up in her room playing, and he is in his room playing Play Station, so he is checking on her for me. Saves me going up and down the stairs! I very much miss the days when Gabby would just lay around all day and coo! I miss those days sooooooo much!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Gabby's Bum & a Poll

Is okay! For the most part anyway. We are still keeping a close eye on it. It turns out that is was a skin irritation that may have been caused by walmart diapers... so we are spending the big bucks on Pampers for outings.... I am trying to do cloth at home, but I am alone on that, since Chris thinks they are nasty!

Now... for the Poll... Tell me, when will my baby be born, and how big will SHE be?

Monday, September 17, 2007

And back to the ER....

Well, Gabby and I had a nice visit in New Brunswick! We got to see Tyler and Denise and their baby, and Steph and Ben and their baby.... And we also went to Sussex, and Gabby met some of the greatest professors and staff, and we ran into Ceri for about 5 minutes. It was so neat to see all these people again!

On Friday, when we were coming back to the island, I noticed another spot on her bum. This time it was on the other side. It looked just like the first one... I decided to wait and see what happened with it. When it was still there Sunday morning, Chris and I chose to take her back to the ER. Good thing we did. As it turns out, it may not be a bite of any kind after all. It may be a virus. The doctor poked it with a needle and took a sample of the puss (sorry TMI). I didn't watch, Chris held her, but he said that it just kept ooozing... She is on a different antibiotic, and we are putting polysporin on the spot, and covering it with so gauzy bandage.... She is still her normal self, and she was such a good girl! We will know the results of the sample in about 3 days.... I will post again when we find out.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

A position to choose...

There are times in life where we have to make choices that we don't want to make. These choices can sometimes cause a lot of hurt ant pain. I have recently been put into a position where I had to make such a choice, and it is not something I am happy about.

I always said that if a person put me into a position to choice between them and another, the one who was asking me to make the choice would be the one that I did without. Well, I was forced into this problem today. I will not go into any detail, as I don't think that is fair to the parties involved, but please pray for both sides of this situation.

Monday, September 10, 2007


Okay, we had another follow-up appointment today about Gabby's bite on her bum... The surgeon says it looks like her body and the antibiotics are doing the trick, so he does not see the need to cut and drain!!!! YEAH! But, he said to keep an eye on it, and call him if it has not cleared up within a week. So, GOOD NEWS!!!!

Alina = /uh/lee/nuh

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Stair Master

Please ignore the conversation in the background... Chris did not know that I was filming Gabby... and he just kept on talking... and then Christian (who knew I was filming) had to get into the conversation!

Friday, September 07, 2007

A 2nd Trip to the ER

**Added September 8**
I guess I forgot to post last weekend... We first noticed the bite over a month ago, but to us it looked like an ant bite, and we did not think anything of it, and it seemed to be going away. There was still a little pink spot, but it did not seem like anything to worry about. Well, on Saturday I noticed that out of nowhere, it just flared up! It was bright red all around the bite and the bite itself was all pussy. So, I took her over to my mom's place and my mom and I headed for the ER. They told me at the ER that if we had not come in when we did, it could have turned to a staff infection! Those are NO FUN... my little brother had one a few years ago. So, the doctor put her on Amoxi and told me to take her to her family doctor on Friday.... So, we had a nurses appointment at 9am, and she asked me to come back at 10am for the doctor to look at it... and this is where my original post picks up
**end add**

So Gabby had her follow up appointment with her doctor today... She checked out the infected area on the bum, and said "it does not appear to have changed any." She called the hospital, and told them she was sending us over to see the surgeon. YIKES! I about went into panic mode at this point. She told me that since the antibiotics did not seem to be clearing up the problem, they may have to cut and drain the spot..... My poor baby! So I took Gabby to Walmart before we went to the hospital and got her some juice and some fruit snacks.... I figured we might have to wait a while since we were going through the ER. It took about 3 hours at the hospital... We saw the triage nurse first, and she took all of the vitals.... and then about 45 minutes later, Gabby was put into a room. She laid on her belly colouring a picture while we waited for the surgeon to come in and take a look. He looked at it and said "I hate to cut and scar such a cute little bum... lets give the antibiotics until Monday to work on it, and we will have another look then. If it is still rock hard and oozing, then we will set up to cut and drain the infection."
If you came for a visit and saw Gabby, you would never know that she is having this problem, because she is her normal self, unless we touch "that spot"! She is running all over the place and getting into everything, as always!

So, Monday we will see where we go next! Keep your fingers crossed that the antibiotics do the trick! I can't handle my baby girl being put under! And, I really want to know what did this to her! He said it look like a venom injecting bite. UGH!

Okay, novel over. Thanks for reading!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Climber Take 2

Okay, I hope you can see this one!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Taming of the Toddler

So I am trying to figure out how to contain my dearest daughter Gabriella! She can now successfully climb in and out of all of her "cages" without getting hurt! Her crib is the only thing I can lock her in that she has not tried to climb out of, but I know she will be working on that one next. I am worried actually.... because we have the stairs... and she is still not 100% stable going down on her own. I am so afraid she is going to climb out of the crib at night and fall down the stairs. Baby gates are useless, as she climbs right over them... I am out of ideas! Please help! Any ideas are greatly appreciated!

Happy Hump Day!

So my appointment today went "okay" I guess I am just not satisfied with the doctor... She seems very unprofessional at times, but she does seem to know what she is talking about. She is very quiet and hard to hear.

As for measurements.... I am measuring at 33 weeks exactly... That is a week and a half behind my due date... Here I was thinking that this baby wanted out now... She told me that she doesn't think we will meet our little bundle until at least October 14th... My due date is October 6th! And October 14th is Christian's birthday.... this could be good or bad... he will be 11 this year. So, I am not really sure if I am happy or not.... I am really looking forward to meeting this baby, but I don't want her to come before she is ready either.... She told me that everything looks good.... blood, pee, weight gain...... So that is good. She has some concerns on our family medical history, but nothing to worry to much over, Gabby turned out just fine!

My next appointment is in 2 weeks (September 12) then another 2 weeks after that.... then I start going every week.... I could have sworn I started the once a week appointments earlier with Gabby... but maybe not, I don't know.

Oh, and the Charlie horses every morning... she showed me some stretches to do before bed that should help loosen my muscles and try to prevent those from happening.

Ok, novel over! Happy Hump Day to everyone!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Good news gone bad!

So that job offer that Chris got fell through. They were not willing to wait for the work visa to go through. So, now we are back to the "what are we going to do" stage. We are both starting to agree that we should have waited on moving. I can easily find work, but Chris wants me to be able to stay home with the kids so he can support the family. But it is killing him that he can't get a job. I seriously think he may be depressed. It is stressing the whole family out, and it sucks! He had an interview with Staples today. It was the first of three interviews with them. He feels like it went really well. The second interview is on Monday at 11. All you prayer warriors out there, we could really use your prayers for this one! If this one does not work out, Chris is looking at flying down to Florida to live with his dad and working. Then he will send money up to me to help pay the bills. We really don't want to have to take it that route, but it may have to happen.

I got my sewing machine peddle in the mail today, and I have already made one cloth diaper! I am so excited to be sewing again!!! I need to get some fabric so I can make my babies some matching clothes! They will kill me for it when they are older, but I think it will be cute!

I have been experiencing contractions the past few days... nothing regular, just random, but it is something I never had with Gabby. This baby means business!

Well, that is all for now.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

A bit of news...

Okay, so here is what is going on with us...

Things seem to be on the up and up! DH got a job! YEAH!!! We are very excited, because we can rest assured that we will be okay this year!

Also, the sewing machine that I got about a week ago... I went to plug it in and use it yesterday, but I couldn't... because it had the wrong plug/peddle! I was so upset! And to top it off, we could not find the receipt! Well, I called the company that makes it today... and the lady I spoke with told me that she would check and see if they had any in stock, and if they did, she would call me with a price.... She called back while I was at work, and told DH that they were sending us one, free of charge! Sweet deal, considering I got this $300 machine for around $90!!! So, YEAH!!

And, finally... I had a Tea Leaf Reading done today. I had never heard of this until I moved to PEI.... It is kind of neat, for those who have never heard of it before, basically you drink a cup of hot tea, it is a loose tea, so you have to avoid drinking down tea leaves. When you have just a little liquid left, the tea leaf reader comes to you and tells you what the leaves represent. Well, my leaves basically said that there will be no shortage of money, that stability is on it's way, and that my life is a bit torn in two different directions. I could not have put my life in better words myself.... Considering that I have been doing pretty well in Tips lately at the restaurant, and the news of DH's new job.... so that explains no shortage of money... the stability I think co-insides with the job factor for DH and knowing everything will be okay! And the thing with my life being torn in two directions has to do with the fact that my parents treat DH like and keep telling me that I have changed for the worse in the last 2 years.... and that I need to rethink my choices... I love my family, and my dad and I have always been close, but in the past two months, we hardly talk... this is painful... DH is willing to leave if it would make my life easier, but that is not what I want! Yes, he can be a pain in the @$$ sometimes, but so can I! It is usually when we are both stressed because of my parents... I know they don't mean everything that they say, but DH is done with them, and wants nothing to do with them, because they have said the wrong thing to many times! So, yes, I am torn in two directions, but the one who wants me to choose between them and the other is the one that will loose out! Nobody can ask me to make a choice like that!

So, that is what is going on.... Mostly good news... with a twist of the regular parents stressing me out story!

Sorry about the novel!

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Compare the belly

Okay, here are some pictures to compare... The top one is from my pregnancy with Gabby. The second one is this pregnancy.... point out what you notice that is different...

Thursday, August 02, 2007

65 days....

Only 65 days until
* double the diapers
* double the cries
* less sleep
* more stress
* jealous toddler

BUT... I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!

Friday, July 27, 2007

So, there is not much new going on around here... we are pretty much settled into the house, and into the community. We finally got our PEI plate on the car. I still have not gone to get the PEI drivers licence... it cost so much! We are still trying to find Chris a new job. This is a hard task to complete, as he has to find an employer who is willing to work with imigration to get a work visa. This is about a one week process, if the company has already advertised the job to Canadians. So, we are in the waiting game with the places he has dropped off his resume.

Gabby has hit the terrible twos BIG TIME.... and she is only 17.5 months! If I let her run loose in the house, she loves to go to the mud room and put on my shoes and walk around the house.... I want this to stop before the snow starts coming... just think of what a mess that will make! Another thing she enjoys with her new found freedom is going up-stairs, BY HERSELF! That's right! The child will sneak upstairs and get into her toybox, having a grand old time. I'm okay with her going upstairs, because she is good at it... but going down is still a struggle, and I am afraid she is going to fall one of these days... A fall down these stairs could be deadly... they are very steap and narrow (80 year old house)!

She has yet to grow anymore teeth since we got here... she still just has the 8 front teeth... I thought for sure she would have some molars by now, but no, nothing new in there. She does love to brush her teeth though! She is so proud of them!

Christian loves it here! When we told him there was a possibility that we might move to New Brunswick if we can't find Chris a job here, Christian got very upset! He has made a few friends, and loves living so close to water (we have water front property). So, here's to hoping Chris gets a job offer!

Well, I think that is about all I have update wise. We are all doing great! The baby inside of me is very active, even more so than Gabby was. She is bound to be a soccer player or dancer... can't really tell yet.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Yes, it's been a while...

But if you had been used to using high speed, and moved to the boonies where high speed is not offered.... you would not spend as much time using dial up, now would you!?

Well, the only news I really have right now is that I am re-thinking this pregnancy! I found out today at my doctors visit that they do not offer epidurals in PEI! I'm going to die!!!!!! You guys know how I am with needles! Just think of this big baby making it through a delivery drugless!!!!!!!! UGH!

Ok, bed time...

Sunday, June 24, 2007


...of Gabby in our new house... well, new to us anyway... it is actually about 80 years old. We are renting it right now. I will try to take more pictures when I get a chance. I have been keeping very busy!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

We are on the Island

And have been for a while now... Gabby and I got here on the 9th of June and Chris and Christian got here the following Thursday. We have been pretty busy since getting here. Not a lot of time for the net. And you all know that is killing me! Well, he can't get high speed, because they don't have it in the boonies yet, and dial up is so freaking slow! So, once I get a library card, I will be trying to update at least once a week. We got dial up, be we are going to get rid of it... it is just not worth $30 a month to sit and wait 30 minutes for a page to load!

The kids are doing well. Gabby now has her own room, but anytime she sleeps in there, she throws up, so she is back in the room with Mommy and Daddy. We got her a toddler bed, but have not started on it yet, because the house is still not baby proof....... Gabby plus stairs = BAD!!!

Well, I need to run, I will try and update more soon!

Friday, June 01, 2007

It's a.....


Thursday, May 31, 2007


Doctor's office called back... We have an ultrasound at 2:30 tomorrow.... YEAH! Check out Gabby's blog to see what cheered me up when I got home from work!

It was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day!

Today stinks! I am at a job that I hate, with no work to do, and I am forced to be here because my "boss" refuses to sign me out. I have been done since yesterday! My classroom is clean, all my things are turned in. Everything is signed off, except the things that SHE has to sign... why are they wasting my time....

And then, if things were not sucky enough already, my doctors office had to cancel my ultrasound today! They have no power because of the storms we had yesterday/last night. This is so not fair!! I have been waiting, and waiting, and waiting... and now, I have to wait even longer!!!!

Monday, May 28, 2007

Another trip to San Antonio...

And our last for a while. Gabby had a good time with Mimi and Gand-dad. We are going to miss them a lot after the move! Here are a few pics from our trip. You can see a few more on Gabby's blog.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Blame it on the baby!

Okay, so my last post was a bit extreme... This pregnancy has me acting so WEIRD!! It is nothing like the one I had with Gabby.... I think Gabby made me very calm (while in my tummy) but this one seems to make me moody, and short tempered... and all kinds of stuff. I don't eat much, not because of morning sickness, but because I'm just not hungry. Weith Gabby, I was ALWAYS eating! Ask anyone here! So this is just a quick note to appoligise for my last post... I know that was extreme, and I don't expect that many people to comment just because I am demanding it... That does not really show you care... I would rather you comment because you want to. So, I am still blogging, but keep in mind that this is the last week I have kids in class, so my time is still limited... Also, we leave in 15 days, so travel time may have no internet time.....

Thursday, May 17, 2007

I'm a neglected blogger!

I have decided that not enough people comment on my blog. That makes me sad. I may not have the most exciting things to say, and I may not have the amazing theology that many of my blogging friends have, but it would be nice to know that I have friends out there checking up on how my life is going. This may sound selfish, but I like to know that y'all care about ol' Gwynnie too! So, this is my last post... until I get at least 30 replies to this post, I will not post any more. Not repeat posts will count..... Every post has to come from a different person. So, let the games begin.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

This that and the other

So, what is going on in my mind? Wow! I have been thinking a lot lately about this baby. I mean is it a boy or a girl? What will he or she be like? Will the bond with this one be as strong as the one I have with Gabby? Will I be able to share my love with my husband and 3 children, rather than just 2? So many questions, and no answers! In my gut, I think this is a boy, but let me point out that my gut said boy with Gabby, and she is CLEARLY all GIRL! And then there are the crazy things, like what GAbby has been doing lately... she sticks her fingers to her throat and gags herself, usually causing herself to throw up! We go threw a lot of sheets in a day. Will this baby do that too? I don't know where she came up with that! And, why does she like to do it so much???

On another note, school is getting closer to an end. This is the last week that we do work really, and Thursday is actually the end, per say. Friday we will spend the day at a park and walk 3 miles. Then we will have lunch and the kids will swim for the afternoon. Busy, yet relaxing day. I am not looking forward to the 90-95* weather though! It gets so hot here! Next week is basically parties and fun. Nothing counts for a grade, and nothing really seems to matter. My students will be helping me sort out my "junk" and returning books to the bookroom, and library. Oh the joys of being a teacher!

Well, I guess that is it for my little update. Hope all is well!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mother's Day

Here ya go... Mom and I back in 2001 (this is a cut out of our family picture).

Here are the 4 Louise's... My grandmother Betty Louise, My mother Deborah Louise, me Gwyneth Louise, and Gabriella Louise.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Hamburger or Hotdog?

Okay, in 21 days (on May 31st) we MIGHT find out the gender of the baby. If by chance s/he is showing off what they have down there. So, tell me, what do you think? Boy or girl? List your guesses!

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Not much longer now....

Well, after this week, I have 2 weeks left with the kids. And then one more week at the school... I think it is stupid that I have to be here the following week.... it is not like I have anything to do.... UGH! The baby has been moving around more and more everyday, it is a cool feeling! Gabby is growing up way to fast! Chris told me that she was counting this morning!!! Oh my goodness, where did my baby go????? Christian is excited about moving up north! He wants a snow mobil, and a couple of huskies! Chris is ready to move out of Houston! He told me this morning that he is sick of living here! Not much longer!!!

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Calling all BBC friends in Maine & NB

Gabby and I need a ride from Bangor to St. John.... If anyone would like to spend a little time in your car driving Gabby and I from Bangor Maine to St. John New Brunswick, please let me know. We are flying into New Hampshire on June 6th, and Tammy is picking us up there... Due to a recent realization, Tammy will not be able to take us to St. John, without pushing herself to the limit with her job. Anytime from June 7th (that's a Thursday) through June 9th (that's a Saturday) would work, as long as Tammy does not get tired of us. Please let me know if you can help. I'll cover gas! I promise! Thanks!

Friday, May 04, 2007

Song of the day....

It's my birthday
So happy birthday
Pain and sorrow fill the air
People dying everywhere
But it's my birthday
So Happy Birthday

**Added 5/5/07**
I just looked back at my birthday post from last year.... I found it funny that I had posted the same song last year....
Last years birthday post

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Friday, April 27, 2007

This and that

Wow... it has been a long week, but it went by pretty fast! Okay, so here is what has happened in a nut shell:
* We had testing all week at the school, so no teaching
* We closed our cell phone account
* We chose baby names (but we are not telling... to many people had to put in their two cents about the names we had picked out last time)
* We found a momma cat and 3 kittens up in the engine area of the car... It took almost an hour to get them all out!
* I have offically told all of my co-workers and students that I am moving and I am pregnant!

And, as always, I am sure I left something out, but I am human, and pregnant, so I am excused! Have a good day!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

It's coming together...

WOW! In just over a week, I will have been in this world for 26 years.... then a month and a day after that, I will be on a plan with Gabby heading up north. Now, if we could just push a mute button on my mother in law so the packing could be done without all her complaining! We are about half way done packing, and the plan is for it ALL to be done before Gabby and I leave. We are taking beds apart this weekend.... we will have our matresses on the floor.... except for Gabby, her bed stays together so that she can remain locked up at night, haha. Her crib is easy to take apart though.

This is an easy week at work, testing all week! So... kick back, relax and read instructions..... Well, I don't get to sit back and relax, I have to walk around the room, but still, it is a cake walk.

But, next week, it is back to the norm.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Frosh Week & the GREAT Beanies!

As you know, my family will be heading back to Canada. We are tired of Texas and are ready for a change. I have been going through stuff and packing things that I need to keep, and tossing things that I think it is time to let go. Well.... I came across my FROSH WEEK BEANIE! Yes, I still have it! I'd like to take a poll.... if I the only one that hung on to this silly thing? If I am the only one.... I may keep it, just for the fact that I have it.... if I am not, I want to know who is as silly as I am!

Friday, April 20, 2007


OMG!! The week went by soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo slow! I am so glad that it is Friday... I needed the weekend so bad! We will spend most of the weekend packing, but I think we may take a trip to the park, since the weather should be nice. I really don't have much more to say... just wanted to give my quick update!

Sunday, April 15, 2007


Well, here we are, 7 weeks from the time I plan to fly up north with Gabby. So far, I have packed:
* Baby clothes too small for Gabby
* My pre-pregnancy clothes
* 1 box of Gabby's toys
* Most of our picture frames
* Baby swing
* Baby bouncer
* Pack-n-play

We have a lot of work to do!!!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Little House on the Island

I think we may begin our own TV show once we move up. It makes for a cute title... Just a little take off of Little House on the Prairie. I am getting pretty excited about moving up! I only have 6 weeks left of working for the school, and then I AM FREE! Chris and I need to find a house with yard space so that Joe can run around. Joe is a family member, so the house has to work for him too! So there is this house down the street from may parents place that Chris has seen from the outside. We know that it needs work, but we want something that we can make our own... so we think this may work. I have never seen it, but I hope to at least see some pictures before making the BIG decision! We can rent it to start out, and then work towards buying it, once we get on our feet!

Well, that is about all I have for today, but I will leave you with a picture of Gabby giving her baby kisses!

Monday, April 09, 2007

Hard Boiled Eggs

Okay, so I feel like a retard! I seriously can't cook anything! So, I was cooking the eggs so that I could make Chris some deviled eggs (he loves them, and I have the day off from work). Anyway... As I was peeling the shell off one of the last eggs, I could tell the yolk was not fully cooked, so I popped the de-shelled egg on a plate and cooked it in the microwave for 20 seconds. When I put the knife in it to cut it in half, it EXPLODED!!! There is egg ALL over my kitchen!!!! UGH!

**Now, you all know what a bad idea it is to let me in the kitchen alone!**

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Friday, April 06, 2007

Thursday, April 05, 2007

A wee little update....

Okay, so I have found that the closer I get to the end of the school year, the less time I have spent on blogger. Well, this is our update, in a nutshell....

* Pregnancy is going well... I only have mild tummy issues
* Gabby is turning into a whinney toddler (UGH!)
* 7 weeks until my contract is over!!!
* 8ish weeks until our "possible" moving date
* My grandparents have been married for 50 years!!
* My parents should be close to Canada, if not already back across the boarder.
* The house has not sold yet :(
* We have not done much packing
* I need to throw away a lot of junk that I have saved due to my upbringing as a packrat!
* I have yet to gain weight, actually I have lost a few pounds!

I am sure I forgot something... I may add to this list, so check back.... My next step is adding pictures to my photo blog... so check that too....

New Pictures

Friday, March 30, 2007

Quick update!

Just wanted to let everyone know that we are still on planet earth! We have just been VERY busy. We will be in San Antonio this weekend for my grandparents 50th Wedding anniversary... I should have pictures to post when we get back.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Check our photo blog...

...to see what Gabby was up to today. Click Here

Oh, and I went for my first appointment with my new OBGYN.... I am SO unhappy! My doctor was supposed to be a woman.... this was clearly a man, they do not allow children in the doctors office, so Chris and Gabby had to go sit in the car.... and they only do ultrasounds on Thursdays from 8am-2pm.... so if I am to have one, I have to take time off work! Needless to say, I am looking for a new OBGYN.... they were nice and all, but it just seemed off... ya know.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Saturday, March 10, 2007

We are registered....

We spent about 2 hours at BabiesRus today. And I think we did a better job this time around! I guess we learned what you really need by having Gabby around. Anyway, feel free to check it out, and let me know if there is something you recomend that we add.
Our registry

Oh, and by the way... this baby does not like Pizza!!!!

Sunday, March 04, 2007


Well, now that I am nine WEEKS pregnant, I thought that I would begin my list of things that are different this pregnancy from the last.... The easy way out would be to say everything, but that would make this post short and boring... so for those who have never been through a pregnancy.... this one's for you.

With Gabby: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~With Current Pregnancy:
NEVER got sick ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Sick to my tummy often
Very energetic ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Always sleepy
Calm and relaxed ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Moody and always yelling at
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Chris (poor guy!)
Little or no emotional break downs ~~Cry at everything! Even
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~commercials on TV
Completed all work duties on time ~~~Late to work, turning in
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~paperwork late

I am sure there is more that I am forgetting, and I will most likely update my list as this pregnancy goes on. This all being said, I think that porcelain throne is calling my name....

Saturday, February 24, 2007


Okay, we had Gabby's party today! It was fun, and she really seemed to have a good time. I posted some pictures on Gabby's Picture Blog. Check them out..... We wish everyone could have been there.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Feeling pregnant...

This morning, I for the first time ever, experienced morning sickness during pregnancy! That's right, I never got it with Gabby! This little booger inside of me better be a boy! Man I felt like pooh this morning, but I did make it to work, and on time too. I left my house and hour later than normal, obeyed all the traffic laws, and I was to work with 15 minutes to spare. Granted I felt like you know what, and everyone could tell. The kids were very good today, so I did not have to raise my voice, not that I have much of a voice to raise right now.

Well, that is about all I have for this evening. Not much new going on.

Congrats to Angela and Morgan on their B-E-A-UTIFUL baby girl, who just so happens to share a birthday with Gabby :)

Friday, February 16, 2007



Gabriella Louise turned 1 year old

this morning at 8:15am!!!!

YEAH Baby Girl!!!!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

I'm Sick!

I have a viral infection! UGH! It's not fair! What did I do to deserve this? My voice is almost all gone... the doctor said to spend the rest of the week in bed... well, that is boring! GAbby is sick too... Chris just left with her to her doctor. We shall see how that works out. Her nose is so raw that it is bleeding... she screens when we wipe it.... We have to pin her down to clean it, and she tries to cover her nose with her hands. Poor thing! So, Gabby's birthday is tomorrow.... and her party is supposed to be on Saturday.... Well... we had to post pone it :(

****added around 7:20pm central****
Gabby's doctor visit went well.... As well as it could I guess. She has her first ear infection, and an infection around her little nose. Her birthday is tomorrow... poor baby!

Saturday, February 10, 2007

The News is...

We are expecting... Yes, I am preggo again!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Not much new...

...except what can't be told. Hrm, ever had something like that happen? There are just certain things better left unsaid! I am hoping the next 3 and a half months go by very fast! I want out of Texas! I want to start our new life.... Why is the time going by so slow?

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Yes I know....

I live a busy life... I hope things are calming down though... Mom and Dad's house is FINALLY listed, so Chris and I have our weekends back!!! This is something to celebrate, so we are going to the Monster Truck Jam... and yes, the kids are going too! Gabby will have her cute little ear plugs in! I look forward to the end of the school year more and more everyday! I really don't know what else to say..... So, that's my update..... check out our photo blog... I am putting new pics up write after I put this message up!

OH!!! I almost forgot... Gabby's new thing is saying "Hi Baby!"

Friday, January 19, 2007

Nothing new really...

Hey guys... I really don't have any new news to report.... We are trying to figure out what to do for Gabby's birthday, as it will be here in only a few weeks.... We want to have a small party and invite close friends and family..... But the house is not really big enough, and we are on a budget... We thought about Chuck-E-Cheeses, but Gabby would not really have any fun there..... Any suggestions?
Click here to see new pictures

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Ice on the roads...

That's right... There is ice on the roads in Houston (TEXAS). They have closed most of the schools in Houston, including mine. The only major school district open is the one that Christian is in. He was not a happy camper when he sat there watching the news, only to find out that he is in one of the few schools that had to be there today. The majority of Houston is closed for the day... It is rather humorous actually. I have no problem driving in this weather, nor does Chris... But it is the rest of Houston that scares us. Houstonians are not accustomed to this weather! So, I will take this extra day with my Gabster, and live it up!

Monday, January 01, 2007

7th Heaven...

So if you really know me, you know that I love 7th Heaven... And I really hope that they keep it up, even though they already tried to end it once. Anyway, I came across this little quiz to find out which 7th Heaven cast member you are most like... and my answer came out.....

Wow, look at that shiny halo! You're like Lucy Camden -- virtuous, wholesome, and respectable. Are you sure you aren't a Camden yourself?

Take the Quiz yourself... How Virtuous Are You?