Monday, February 23, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Since you all have been so smart...and so creative coming up with a cool name for different things (Kate's Kart and the baskets)...we're putting you to the test again. And depending on where you live and what your interests are...I promise a prize worth playing for.
So...we're planning our 1st annual EVENT for June 27. It's going to be a city-wide, hopefully corporately sponsored fundraiser. We don't know much so far...but we are planning an ice cream social (free ice cream) in a local outdoor park (Parkview North) with hopefully a carnival type atmosphere...games, balloons, clowns, face painting, inflatables, book characters. We're hoping to either get a band or radio station...and hopefully raise some $$ for books...awareness for Kate's Kart and just have a great time.
So...what shall we "NAME" this event. We want something catchy...but yet that will briefly and easily describe our mission. Submit your ideas...contest ends on Wednesday, Feb. 25!
And...if you've got any connections to any possible corporate sponsors or know of anyone who many want to make balloons, be a clown...etc...Pass it along! The committee is going big, for even the 1st year...with the way Kate's Kart is going so far...I'm not putting any limits on anything!
Posted by Krista Layman at 10:33 PM
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
So, I guess according to my little timer...I'm officially 1/2 way today!
But...according to my history with Seth and Kate (both who were induced late...14 days for Seth and 3 days for Kate...I haven't made that mark yet.)
But...according to my new doctor...he'll take any opportunity to get this "fish out of the water and in the boat" ...which I guess means, I could be more than 1/2 way.
Regardless...it's been a long 1st half. I guess with all the nausea and worry it's made the time drag. But...I'm hoping that with the good news of the ultrasounds, the little bit of regained energy and the hope that spring is around the corner...the next 1/2 will fly by....that's my prayer anyway! I am just so excited to meet this little one.
Had to tell you all...I made a trip to Meijer today (yeah, I'm avoiding Kroger) and all went well. I kept my keys and didn't drop anything...and I only forgot 1 thing I wanted to get....not bad...not bad!
And...I have to give props to America for picking the right 1st 3 contestants on American Idol...I am so for Danny (if you didn't know his wife died of a heart defect a few months ago). He's a great guy...from what they've shown and I think he's got a Christian background. Seriously, if Tatiana would have won...I was done for the year!!
Check back tomorrow...it's time for another contest!! Get your thinking caps ready!
Posted by Krista Layman at 9:06 PM
Monday, February 16, 2009
So...some my call it Pregnancy Brain...some (Andy) may just call it sure stupidity...I don't know what it is for sure...but before long I think I will be banned from Kroger and the general parking lot surrounding it!
#1 I stop in to buy a few things, use my Kroger card (on my keys) and then proceed to the parking lot. NO KEYS! Go back in to look for them at checkout counter...they aren't there! Stand them dumbfounded...I had JUST used them and proceed to empty the entire contents of my purse into my shopping cart. I am seconds away from calling Andy to come rescue me when a man walks up to the service counter...carrying a set of keys! I yell at him..."are those keys"? He hands them to me and tells me he found them laying right in the middle of the parking lot!
#2 I'm next to Kroger...running into Pakmail to mail a package...grabbing all sorts of things out of my car (baskets, address, phone, purse...everything...but the keys!) Since my hands are full and I can't feel my keys in my hands...I lock the door manually. As soon as I shut the door...my minds cliques in...my keys better not still be in the car. Yep...hanging right there in the ignition.
Fortunately I have my phone...can call Seth's preschool to let them know I will be late...call all sorts of locksmiths to find the quickest one...only to hand over $50 30 minutes later to some shady guy in the parking lot who was able to unlock my door in seconds!
#3 I'm unloading my groceries from one of those huge racecar carts (Seth loves them) and into a smaller cart to take to the parking lot...I drop a 1/2 gallon of milk...it goes EVERYWHERE...and I stand there helpless looking for an employee to mop of my mess.
#4 I'm back at Kroger (I haven't planned my menus well lately) and drop a 12 pack of Rootbeer...to have them all go rolling around the store. I try my best to pick them up and put them in a bag...lose one to bowels of Kroger and come home with an 11 pack.
This is after I nearly burn down the house! I was cooking baked spaghetti...it had been in the oven for an hour. I crank up the heat to 450 to cook some garlic bread. The oven really starts smoking...I think..."Oh something must have spilled" I ignore it. It continues to get REALLY smokey...both Seth and Andy are making comments. After a few more minutes, I pull out the baking stone to find a hot pad seconds away from combustion stuck to the bottom!
Oh yeah..should I add that the movie box at Kroger also gave me the wrong movie on Valentines Day...nothing like "Max Payne" for a romantic night at home...and then when I went to Blockbuster to pick out a decent movie...the one I pick skips and periodically stops the entire way through....the 90 minute movie turned into a 2 1/2 hour EVENT! My luck....oh where have you gone?
It's crazy...I'm seriously not going back to Kroger...or anywhere else for that matter...cause all this stuff has happened in like a week! Do I really have like 5 more months of this? If so...watch out world...and who is willing to follow me around with a set of keys, mop and fire extinguisher!
Posted by Krista Layman at 9:30 PM
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
7. Loves my cooking
Posted by Krista Layman at 11:06 PM
Monday, February 9, 2009
So...those are the words used by both the doctor and ultrasound tech today at our appointment! We had the full ultrasound today...she measured everything. He was a wriggly little guy...but she got all she needed. The doc came in and looked at the heart....and according the mishmash of black/gray/white...everything is there! It was a big relief...to get past today.
Honestly I was a little nervous. I haven't really felt the little guy move...so just seeing the heartbeat...and his ten little fingers and toes move around was very comforting. Plus...the tech said my placenta is in front...acting as a cushion when he kicks....Plus...he's only 8oz big.
But...we're relieved today...and now it's smooth sailing for the next few months I hope. I feel like the "tiredness" is getting better...slowly.
I have some cute pics of his toes and face...I will try and post those tomorrow. And the cutest thing...we even saw the little guy yawn! Amazing....he's 6 inches and 8oz and yawns. It's just amazing. Who could ever say there wasn't a God!
Posted by Krista Layman at 10:36 PM
Saturday, February 7, 2009
At least last night it did...I woke up only once to blow my nose...ONCE...and then went right back to sleep! YEAH! Who would would have thought. Thanks Jenny (Gramma J) for the some good advice.
Posted by Krista Layman at 11:24 AM
Friday, February 6, 2009
Hugs to all...
Posted by Krista Layman at 10:19 PM
So it's WAY late and I can't sleep. Can anyone explain this to me....
For the past couple weeks...Every night, I wake up sometime between 1 and 3 am and have a total sinus let-down for about 20-40 minutes. My nose literally runs non-stop and I have that constant need to sneeze. It's miserable...cause obviously I can't sleep through it...either can Andy with me blowing my nose every 20 seconds. If this lasts the rest of the pregnancy....UGUGHGH! It's so bizarre....even with me allergies, I don't have episodes like this during the day.
And...I am totally overwhelmed with Facebook this week. Several months ago, I set up a page...but did nothing with it...well...I added a few friends...and now people are coming out of the woodwork. It's been amazing to see who has found me...and reconnect with some old high school friends...and a bunch of my old youth group kids (who aren't so youthy anymore...married and having kids, Yikes). It's been fun...but I am feeling guilty cause I don't have the time to be significantly corresponding with these people...especially since our computer has now decided to randomly shut down periodically through the day. But...it's kinda fun.
Well...I think my sinuses have stopped...I'm going to try and hit the sack again. I am speaking at a MOPS (Mother of Preschoolers) tomorrow about Kate's Kart...it's a early morning of get up and go for Seth and me. Can't believe the weekend is here again...it's going to be fun, more details to come.
Posted by Krista Layman at 2:45 AM
Monday, February 2, 2009
Posted by Krista Layman at 8:22 PM