Saturday, December 30, 2006


Well as you know Kendra started to be ferberized, well it worked! It only took less then 24 hours for her to sleep in her own. Her and mommy are sleeping much better in the own beds and believe it or not she has now stopped waking up in the middle of the night to eat. So not only are we getting better sleep but more of it! It is bittersweet for mommy, I am glad that she is getting better sleep and more of it but I also missed cuddling with her. Plus it means that she is getting bigger and more independent. She also is a much happier baby. She loves to play on the floor and today rolled over from her back to her belly for the first time today. This summer will be fun with her and Ephriam. Speaking of Ephriam he is getting bigger and bigger everyday. His vocabulary grows everyday. He also has started to sleep will a pillow and is doing great with it. It won't be long till we transitions into his toddler bed and then into his big boy bed. Just got to get him to not wiggle so much in his bed. He is enjoying his toys from Christmas and his birthday. Yes, that's right he just celebrated his 2nd birthday. He still isn't a typical 2 year old yet but we will see. He is laid back and happy. He only isn't happy if he is hungry or SUPER tired. So that is the update on the kids. So you are still wondering how is mommy? Mommy is doing pretty good. I am still recovering from Friday of working all night and then only sleeping a hour, being up half the day, then sleeping a couple more hours, throwing together a birthday party, and then making it to bed a midnight. Today I got some rest and went and got a baby shower gift and then clean up Ephriam's room so that we could move all of his toys back to his bedroom. Tomorrow it is church and then to get our house back into order and get the Christmas stuff put away. New Years day we are going to hang out with our friend Matt, Angie, and Victoria. Then back to the grid that night at work and getting the house back to where it needs to be and hiberation or just hanging out at home. So that is life here.

Thursday, December 28, 2006


Okay so it is 10 after 12 midnight here and I am posting because my sweet little girl is still not asleep! For some reason she doesn't want to sleep with out mommy and daddy close by so I have reached my limit of staying up till 2 in the morning because she won't sleep out of our room. So Chris and I have decided now that she needs to be ferberized and that she will eventually fall asleep on her own. So since I was suppose to work and be up all night anyways why not be up all night with the baby. I think that she will eventually get the picture on her own. So here we are. Ephriam is doing great and sleeping through the whole thing. What a champ! Tonight was his first night with a pillow and he is doing great with that too. Before K.C. went to bed we went in and check on him and he had is head on the pillow and was cuddling with his blanket that his Grandma Walker made him. He was so sweet. It won't be long now before he will no longer in the crib but in a toddler bed and then to his big boy bed. Not to mention that on Friday he turns 2! I just can't believe that almost 2 years ago that I gave birth to my little man. Well I need to go so that I can feed the babe now since it has been 3 and a half hours since she has eaten. Peace

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

The Start of Christmas Madness 2006

Okay so I am here at work sitting at the desk waiting to be able to get away to pump so I don't know how this will turn out in the end.

This weekend was a busy blast! Friday night we spent the night at home and had Chris' parents over for coffee and desert so that they could see the tree but we actually ended up hanging out at the kitchen table (imagine that). Saturday I stayed at home with the kids while Chris finished up our Christmas shopping. Then he finished the kids' toy boxes while I wrapped all of our presents for his family Christmas. After that was all done and the kids (well Ephriam anyway) was in bed we watch the newest pirates movie. Sunday morning we were suppose to get up and go to the early service but we never made it. Instead we hung out at home. K.C. and I watched Little Women while the boys slept and then after everyone had breakfast we started to get ready for the Walker family Christmas. Round One of Christmas for us. It was a very nice Christmas and we got lots of nice things. The one thing that stunk was that we were inside and it was 65 degrees out! We joked about having a hot dog roast over a ham. Ephriam was fun once he figured out how to open presents. K.C. slept through most of the present opening but I am sure next year she will do a little better. I am really looking forward to Chris and mine Christmas together and then the kids'. I got him some things that I am really excited about. I am most excited about what the kids got him and I hope that he will be too. Well I need to go pump now so I am peace out. Looking forward to posting more soon.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Lil update

Okay so this will be a quick one because I think that Ephriam is waking up. Life here is good and busy as we are preparing for Christmas. We will have our first Christmas this Sunday with Chris' family. I am really looking forward to it and think that it will be a blast. Ephriam will be a little more fun this year and will open his presents on his own and I can't wait to see his excitement. K.C. will not be sure what is going on but will enjoy time with her family. We also found out that on Ephriam's birthday we will find out if we are going to have a niece or a nephew. K.C. and I are rooting for a girl since they will be so close in age but a nephew would be just fine too. Work is going good so far and I will begin my training soon as we find my class to take. I know that I will be taking one on March 15th but that isn't the one that will give me my certificate. Well I need to get going but looking forward to posting something longer soon.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Job Update

Some of you know that I have been looking into doing more at work then just sitting at the desk. I do somethings here and there but not a whole lot. Just before I got my review from work I was informed that I can go and take a couple of classes to better myself and learn how to be a scrub tech. This means that I would be the person handing the interments to the doctor during a C-section. There is a lot to learn and I mean A LOT but I will increase my pay and learn something to make myself worth more. The girls at work are just thrilled about me wanting to do so. They are rooting me on and think that I can do it if we can find the class that I am suppose to take. My big boss is worried that I will let the doctors walk over me back in the section room but I am a person too and I deserve to be respected as a person plus I think that I can show them that I am capable of doing it before I am done with my training and getting checked off. We will see how all that goes though. Just keep praying for me and that I do well in my classes. In all getting my job review I found out that the girls at work think more highly of me then I think of myself. It was nice to really feel appreciated and know that I am more then able to do my job. I am looking forward to educating myself more and getting more experience. This may lead to me going to school to get my RN. We will see though. Well dinner is here and Ephriam is up so I need to go get him so that we can eat. Looking forward to more updates for ya.

Monday, November 27, 2006

What a Weekend..

This weekend was a good one! I had a good time with my family and am looking forward to Christmas with them. We went to Grandma's for Thanksgiving. We tried to get Grandma to sit down and not doing anything but that didn't work she of course cleaned everything up when we left. We played Cranium with everyone and it was fun at first but the more people that we had involved the longer it took and we all finally reached a point when we were all ready to end the game. We drew names for Christmas and Chris and I got some good names or I at least think that we did. Chris got Brent my cousin Courtney's boyfriend and I got Josh my cousin Katherine boyfriend. We have never met Josh because he is in the military but he at least has a good list to go by. We then on Friday morning got up with the crazies to go shopping. We didn't get much of anything but we wanted to spend as much time with my family as possible. We all then went home and took naps. We had dinner with Grandma and Grandpa at Aunt Shell's house. Ephriam helped to make the salad and tested the pieces and put them back in the bowl. On Saturday everyone came over to Aunt Shell's for breakfast and them I waited forever for my brother to show ups but he never did. W e made it back at 5 and had a some what relaxing evening. Christopher and I watched the Notre Dame game, it was a disappointing loss to USC but a good game anyway. On Sunday we went to church and then spent the afternoon at home. Chris put up our Christmas lights outside then we went to dinner with his parents at Frishes then we went grocery shopping at Walmart. We then just enjoyed our Sunday off from youth group. Next weekend we will be going to get our Christmas tree, see the lights at the zoo, and as a youth group we will be wrapping gifts at the mall for free with the Vineyard Community Church as a service project. Other then that the week is the usual. I work Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. So that is it for now. Looking forward to the Christmas season and getting some shopping done for Christopher. Peace.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Been a little crazy...

Well yes I am still up after working all night but that is because my little one is still up. Hopefully we will take a good nap this afternoon after we pick up Ephriam so that I can get some sleep but anyways here is life in the fast lane here. I know that it has been over a week since I posted but mostly because I try to take advantage of the time that I get to sleep and do things. This past weekend I think that I had too much weekend in my weekend. Here is the quick run down:

Friday: Tree Light, get deep freezer from HH Gregg, Bob Evans, and planning for Saturday.

Saturday: Up till 5 am with fussy baby, up then at 8:30 for Santa Parade, Drop kids of then out for Shopping Spree/Date Day.

Sunday: Better night, up for church, church, lunch, take kids to see Santa at great-grandma's place, Progessive dinner with youth group.

Monday you would have thought that I had rest but no I did dishes, laundry, and worked all night. Tonight my parents are coming in and I work so I need to end this so that I can get some rest. Looking forward to hopefully posting more after the holiday weekend.

Friday, November 10, 2006

It's Christmas Time

Well the Christmas season has offically began at the Walker house. Yesterday there were Christmas carols playing as we cleaned up the kitchen and the past couple of weeks while on Friday while we were eating dinner we have watched a Christmas movie. Last week was the Santa Clause with Tim Allen and this week it was Elf. We will see what movie will be next. Can't wait till December the first when ABC Family starts playing all Christmas shows.

But today I am really tired. I could go to bed now I think and sleep till morning. Of course that isn't going to happen since I have a baby to feed and all that. What was nice about today though is that it was so warm outside that we got to open up the windows in the house and let some fresh air in. Hope that it helps with Ephriam since he has a bad cold. I am hoping that he will be over it soon since we are going to Toledo to visit with the family here soon for Thanksgiving.

Well I need to get going so that I can help Christopher take care of our kids. Check ya later.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Finally Over!

So yesterday I finally got rid of my stint and am having no more pain. I still feel a little sore from everything but that is because so much has gone on in such a short week in that area.Thing are looking better now that I can move around and play with my kids and what not. Hopefully now I can get things done around the house that is only if miss Kendra decides to cooperate with me. I may have to ease her back into not being held so much. I think that she need more floor time anyways. She doesn't get quite as much as she should since her brother likes to crawl all over her when she in on the ground. It won't be long though before she is taking off with him all over the place. I am enjoying her being in one place for now. We are still looking for a part time sitter for my 2 kids. Right now Chris' Dad is taking Ephriam for me so that I can get some sleep. I still however have the baby which works out okay till she gets bigger and then we are going to run into more issues. I know that God has a plan for this and I am trying to be patient but it isn't working for me so much. I am too really missing my mom and dad and can't wait for Thanksgiving to get here. I really miss them. I had a nice visit last weekend with Bubby and his friend Katie. I still think that she is too good to be friends with him. He is totally so lucky to have her as a friend. Well I need to get going now I Mr. E is waking up and he is probably ready for some breakfast. Hopefully I will be able to check ya all soon.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Day at home

I got to spend the day at home today. I didn't do much do to the pain and the frequent use of the bathroom. I just took care of my kids and rested as much as possible. I am hoping tomorrow to do a little more, like maybe unload the dishwasher but we again will see how things go. Ephriam seems to think that it is okay to jump on mommy but I am trying to get him to just sit next to me and give me hugs. I will feel much better when they get the stent out of me. Only 5 more full days with it in. Thank goodness. I am hoping that I will be able to drive myself home from the office after he takes it out. I forgot to ask them when I called today about going back to work on Monday. Which is a go for as long as I am feeling good. I am hoping that by then I will be feeling well enough to go into work. I tried to get a hold of my boss today but she wasn't answering her phone but I wanted her to know that I would be in then so I called and chatted with one of the girls from work. They are probably suprised that I will be back into work so soon but it is all good for me.

Tomorrow night I will have a couple of visitors! I am totally excited because I will get to meet my brother's friend Katie for the first time. Her and I have been in touch a lot but it will be the first time we get to see each other face to face. My brother will also be coming in. They will then head to South Bend, IN to see the Notre Dame game on Saturday afternoon. The kids and I will be watching for them on TV while Chris and his mom are doing some Christmas shopping up at the Jeffersonville outlets. Well I need to get going but will hopefully get a chance to post tomorrow night.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Kidney Stones

Okay so I haven't blogged in while but there is a reason why, I have been spending lot of time in pain due to a kidney stone. I went to the ER on Saturday in major pain thinking that I had a new kidney stone. So they did the work up on me and sure enough I had a kidney stone but it is not a new stone but the same one I was in for 4 weeks again. So they sent me home on some pain medicine and told me to call the urologist on Monday. So I did that and he hadn't looked at my CT results yet and said that he would call once he did. So he called Tuesday morning and said that usually he would wait to see if the stone would come out but since it has been almost 5 weeks now that I have had it that it would be best if he went in and got the stone out. So he said that he would go in with a scope up through my bladder toward my right kidney take a metal hook and get the stone and then place a stent to keep the uriter open and then we would go back in a week and remove the stent. So that is what they did today. I had to be put under so that they could do the procedure. I am in a lot less pain then what I was before but I am still in pain so I have some pain medicine for that and am to take an antibiotic while the stent is in. I will be having it removed next wednsday at 12:45. Hopefully at that is all said and done that everything will be fine and I will no longer have to deal with kidney stones. I am hoping to know what type of kidney stone I had and how to prevent them from coming on again. Other then that life has been good. I am looking forward to having the rest of the week off work and hopefully returning to work on Monday. I will call the doc's office tomorrow to confirm that it is okay that I do so.

Christopher has been wanting to get Christmas music out and all that but I have not been letting him till yesterday after trick-or-treat he busted out the music and tonight we watched the Santa Clause on the Disney Channel. So around here I guess Christmas season has started.

Ephriam has been Mr. Hug man. He has been giving out hugs left and right. He climbs up on the couch with me to just hug my neck. He has started saying Uncle and Heather. He also keeps looking for Elmo.

K.C. is doing great. Growing like a weed. She has started to vocalize more and more everyday and not just cry all the time. Before I know it she will be rolling all over and then sitting up on her own and then crawling and then I will have 2 to chase around.

So that is life the past few days. Tell you how things are tomorrow. Nite.

Friday, October 27, 2006


Warning: Maybe offensive to some people. Read at own Risk

Okay so I am a little frustrated this morning... Work was okay but I am frustrated about that because I work with L.. A.. Z.. Y.. people. I got called off all week for low census and come in to find that NOTHING was done while I was at home. I can in to a whole 3 admission packets being done. I mean the ones that take me 30 minutes to set up and then over 2 hours to only get 28 of them done. Not to mention then the girl I worked with was all in may space when I was really busy and then she "slipped" and feel in a pt. room with no witnesses saying that she tore a ligament or has a bad sprain. She is such a hypercondriact! Then I come to home to an e-mail from my brother in law saying that we think he is incapable of picking a movie for youth group and he thinks that we are using him as a tool! Well I tell you what I feel completely the opposite about that. I feel like we deligate stuff to him and he deligates at least half of it back to Chris and I. Not to mention that we only shot down ONE movie of his because he was pulling things out of his butt and couldn't back up what he was saying. Then he tells me that we gave him piss poor examples. Well let me tell you that I gave ONE movie with 4 different examples as to how it could be used for a youth night. ARRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!! I am just getting sick of people's crap. I have too much stuff going on to cover other people's butt's all the time. I have put a whole discussion together for Sunday night and only asked for help once from Chris. I don't believe that I ever ask my brother in law to help at all with the discussion and all I asked Chris to do was find something on the internet that he has seen other then that it is all my baby. Not to mention that I also lined up people for the Progressive Dinner for next month. So this week I have killed 2 youth nights in one stone. Well I really need to get some sleep so that I get a couple hours in before I go and pick up my kids.

PS: This is not to offenend any of the above mentioned people. I am just FRUSTRATED and like I said in the beginning I am using it to vent my feelings.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Feeling Accomplished

Well today has been a pretty good day. I feel like I got some things accomplished so far. The kitchen is underway but not complete. It takes a while when you have several messes to clean up in there and you have children that seem to need you. Although the floor is clean and most of the dishes are clean and put away. Ephriam didn't take too long of a nap today though. He only slept for about an hour and a half. It probably means that he will go to bed early tonight. Right now he is giving me the opportunity to blog by eating lunch and watching Baby Einstein. I am glad though that tonight Wed. night dinner is here. It will give us the opportunity to get Ephriam to bed on time and give baths to the children. It has also help to motivate me to get the house in some sort of order. I am hoping tomorrow to get my laundry folded. I am so far behind on it that it is unreal. I will probably get caught up this weekend since the only thing we have going for us is going to the zoo for HallZOOween. Well I should take advantage of more of this time and get more of the kitchen done since Ephriam is being good and Kendra is sleeping. Looking forward to posting tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Weird Night

Okay so last night I was suppose to work. Well they called me off from 7-11 and had me come in at 11. When I got there we didn't have a lot of pt. to take care of. I did a few things that I usually do on the 7-11 part of the shift but didn't get done because Helena does then later in the shift. So once I got that all done there wasn't a whole lot else to do. We were just waiting on the inductions to show up. Well neither one of them did so I got sent home at 3 along with a nurse. Well once I got home I found my whole family awake. Ephriam was bouncing around like a monkey in his crib, Daddy and K.C. where in the living room waiting for me to arrive so that she could eat. So once we got everyone settle back down things were nice. I am liking have he laptop and being able to type from my bed. Well I got both my kids sleeping for a few so I am going to get a little nap in I hope. Ephriam will probably get up now though. Looking forward to posting more later.

Sunday, October 22, 2006


Well today is Sunday and it was business as usual. Well I did get Chris to get out of bed early and we got off to church on time. Then we came home I fed the kids and then I ran to Meijers to pick up something and it turned into a mini grocery shopping. I didn't get as much as I could but I got enough for us to get by hopefully for a few weeks. Then off to youth group. We had an okay turn out. I just wish that since this event was suppose to be have the kids get their friends more invovled that they would have come to get the results. Of course you don't know how well the kids communitcated to their friends that. Oh well. Other then that it was just a typical Sunday. I am looking forward to tomorrow and being able to hopefully get some of my house picked up. I really wish that I would have a night off from work to be motivated enough to pick things up around the house and fold laundry. Well K.C. is fussy so I need to tend to her but thought I would post to my blog quick.

Saturday, October 21, 2006


Okay so it is the weekend and you are asking what am I doing up at 6 am. Well that is simple I am covering a Friday night for one of the girls I work with. She usually works friday, saturday, sunday but has taken a vacation and lucky for me saturday and sunday are covered. Things get a little crazier around the house when I am working. I am looking forward to watching Notre Dame play football this afternoon as I fold laundry. I really don't have too much ambition to to much else. I am hoping the Chris can get the wireless internet up and running so that tomorrow I can come home from church and play on the computer while I feed the baby or while I eat my lunch. We will see how far he will get since I will spend the morning sleeping or so I hope. I don't sleep too well when Ephriam is up playing so I know that I will sleep well till then unless the baby needs to eat. I am just looking forward to hanging out at home for a whole saturday unless we take a ride out to Winton Woods to find Parky's Farm since I am suppose to be there this Friday at 11:30 am and I have an idea as to where I am going but I am not exactly sure where it is at. Well I need to get back to work but hey at least it hasn't been a week since I have posted.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006


Okay so things are good today. I am going to be able to have my house picked up and I am sure that I will be dressed before 4 today. I have gotten to enjoy hanging out with Ephriam. He is so funny. He has been running to me just to give me a hug and then runs off again. What a sweet boy. K.C. must be growing because all she has done since I got her home from the sitters yesterday was sleep and eat. She hasn't been a wake very much and is going like 4-5 hours with out eating. She did beam me some smiles this morning which was nice. Last night was really nice. I got to hang out with the girls for the evening and then I hung out with Matt and Heather a little while longer. I am so thrilled that they are going to have a baby! It is so exciting to get to share such a special time with them. I am still really tired today but I know if I sleep all day that I will have a hard time going to sleep tonight and I don't want that to happen. I am not looking forward to Chris going to the board meeting tonight because I know that it is going to be a long long long meeting. I really wish that the board meeting was on a different night so that I could spend more time with him. I would really like for him and I to go out to dinner one evening just the 2 of us to get caught up on life together. I have been feeling lately like we are just passing by each other. He has to not be sick though for us to go out. So buddy, get over whatever the heck it is that you got! Well I need to go pick up Ephriam's toys since he is in bed and I can do so. But today is a beter day so far.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Okay so this is going to be quick b/c I only have a few minutes but I just want to say that things are getting better. I think that I got a lot done at home yesterday considering. I still have a lot to do but Christopher, you are right we are always playing catch up. Sometime I am sure that we will ge all the way caught up and will be fine. I still got a whole list of things to do yet and it gets frusterating as the list grows but you aren't crossing much off. I wish right now I could just get things to be maintained. I mean keeping the laundry up, dishes done, Ephriam's toys picked up, e-mail checked and answered ( I do a lot of the checking but the answering I have difficultly yet with usually at least one screaming child). I know that it will get there but lately it is frustrating. I just seems like it has been going on for too long. I feel like I need to take a vacation to get us all caught up. Another thing is that I would like to get dressed somedays before 4 in the afternoon or even get a shower before 11 at night. Things that will hopefully come in time. Only I feel that time is too fast. I want it to slow down. Wishing that things could just slow down for a bit or better yet stop. I want to smell the roses for more then a second. I want to be on top of the game. I keep saying we will get there but when? When my kids are off in college? Totally frustrating sometimes. Try to keep my cool but it won't be long before I do take that vacation. Will vent more later, I have to get back to work.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Well today hasn't been that bad for a Sunday. I really feel like we accomplished a lot today even though we had our usual interruptions from our children. We got up this morning and went to church. Getting ready for church can pose as a challenge sometimes. I get up and hour and half before we have to leave to make sure that both my children are dressed, feed, and diaper bags packed, to get myself ready, and to wake Chris up. It can take up to hour to get Christopher out of bed and sometimes I just send Ephriam in to get him. I wish that there were some way that I could sleep in a little longer but such is life. After church Mark came over to work on youth group stuff. I know that we didn't get everything that we wanted to get done done but we got the main stuff done. We got all the points figured out for the scavenger hunt, went through all the CD's that were in the youth room and set aside the lame ones for the libary at church and we go the calender planned all the way through the end of the year. In the mist of this all we ate 2 meals, I feed K.C. multiple times, and we took turns running after Ephriam. After dinner I had the opportunity to clean up the kitchen a bit and had to run to Meijer's to get milk for Ephriam because I didn't even have enough to fill 1/4 of his cup. I got most of the dishes done and the floor swept and wet jet swiffered. It felt really good to see the clean kitchen, now if only I can get the rest of my house looking that way. It is going to be a long hall doing so unless all of a sudden Ephriam and K.C. took care of themselfs. I am looking forward to the days when Ephriam uses the potty and I can tell him to pick up his toys. We are working on that yet with him with not much avail. Well K.C. is sleeping so I need to go to bed but hopefully I will to post tomorrow sometime either before or after I go to work. For now going to be early is nice. Goodnight.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Okay so I am going to try this again and see how it works. I know that I will be able to post from work when I have some down time (which seem few and far between these days) not to mention that Chris has decided that we need wireless internet and I need a laptop to replace the desk top I have so that I can do things like this while I am upstairs with my kids. My laptop should be here on Monday and probably next weekend (I hope) we will have the wirelesss internet going. I want this to be a place for me and less about my family. Of course it will still contain things about my family because they are apart of my life and being a mom is one of my favorite in the world to do. I have entiled this blog as if my life isn't crazy enough because it seems that there is a new event everyday of my life. There is always something that is coming up and making things more complicated or so it seems. I have set goals somedays that don't even reach A let alone Z not that I mind sometimes because it is usually a time I need to sit and enjoy my kids or family or friends. So there won't always be postive posts. Sometime a girl needs to vent. Hope that you enjoy and looking forward to hearing comments.