Wednesday, January 31, 2007


So I have come off the worst night ever of working L and D! I walked into a mess that put me more then 3 hours behind in my job. It is a good thing I work 12 hour shift or else I don't think I could have ever got caught up and I still had to leave a few odds and ends for day shift to pick up even though they were already short. So needless to say I am not really happy about that then to turn around and read comments posted to someone's blog that prove people are stupid. No women has ever walked around 10 cm dilated and no effacement it is just not possible. 10 cm is when you push the baby out. Plus the baby head coming down caused both dialation and effacement. I just hate when people try to talk about something that they know nothing about. I have had to stop watching Bringing Home Baby on TLC because I get so mad a people who want to breastfeed but do stupid stuff (don't even get me started). Do your homework people. There is no book, internet source or professional lactation consultant that will tell you breastfeeding is EASY! NO it really takes some work. You never do thing for the first time will out any flaws what makes you think that a new baby is going to? ARRRR.... I am just mad. I am not sure there is much that wouldn't make me mad at this point... well other then my kids because Ephriam is sleeping and miss thing is here with me and gave daddy a run for his money last night. Any who off to bed I go to hopefully get some sleep and an attitude adjustment.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

What a Weekend!

This weekend was loaded full of fun! Friday night of course we stayed at home and didn't do much. Saturday we got up and took Chris' mom to the Aquarium with the kids. She is just a big kid herself and loved every minute of us being there. We got to try out our new backpack with Ephriam. He did a great job and I think that if we used it at Ichthus that he would eventually fall asleep in it. He didn't complain too much about being in it and we think that he actually saw more that way. Then we went out to dinner at the Smokey Bones and that was great as it has been before. It is getting to be one of my favorite places to eat but still not topping Outback or Fridays. On Sunday it was a little more busy then usual. We went to church, came home ate lunch, prepared for Youth Group, went over to Chris' parents house for a short visit with his sister, then you youth group, then back to his parents house to pick up Ephriam, and then home to bed. Next weekend we don't have too much to do. For youth group we are thankful for the Eshleman's hosting the Superbowl party. Then the next weekend hopefully my parents will be coming in. They keep pushing their visit back so we will see. Other then that life is back to the grin. Well I need to get going so that I can feed Miss Kendra hoping to post some Aquarium pictures up on the family life blog but we will see. Peace.

Friday, January 26, 2007


Last night I had a pretty good night at work, we were steadily busy. It makes time go by a little faster which I was thankful for. I am however very sleepy today. I thought that my morning nap would have to recharge the old battery but it hasn't. Actually I think that it has made things worse. I went to bed at about 7:45 this morning because Kendra was asleep and I wanted to maximize the amount of sleep that I got this morning knowing that she really could wake up at any time. Well she didn't wake up till like 11 so I got pretty good nap in however it was not long enough. I am looking forward to getting Ephriam his lunch and then laying down for another nap. I am very thankful though that Chris' dad will take at least him so that I can get some sleep in. I am looking forward to the day however that she is big enough to go with him too. For now though this seems to be working out for us and I am glad. God has blessed us a lot with things and I am very greatful for it. Well I need to be headed out to get Ephriam so have a good day and looking forward to posting more, since we are headed to the Aquarium tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Thanks Ginger...

Last night I had the opportunity to witness a friend of mine give birth to her second child, Nicole Ann. It was a fantastic experience for me. It would be my first birth that wasn't one of my children. It was a long day for Ginger since she waited 23 hours for Nicole to make her apperance into the world. It was so much fun to be there with her and our friend Christy. It was kinda strange though to be there with Dr. Reina since I am not used to being on the other side of things. He is a very nice guy but I still think that he is very strange. He wanted me to tell Ginger how to push but I didn't know how to do that since I never had an epidural with either of my children and Ginger did have an epidural. I am a bit tired from the whole ordeal since the baby didn't come till 12:11 this morning. Yes at 11 after midnight Nicole made her apperance. I did however miss being at home with my kids and my husband. I thought about them a lot and am glad that I get to spend tonight with them. I am also looking forward to climbing into bed with my husband at the same time or sooner then he does. What a night. Well I am off to take a nap with my kids since I am still tired from my long night.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Busy Day

Today is going to be a busy day for me between being mommy, coming off a 12 hour shift, and preparing for another 12 hour shift I will get to partake in a friend of mine having her baby. So there is a lot on my plate today. I am looking forward though to being on the other side of a delivery for once. It will be a good time to be in there with our other friend Christy too. It will also be interesting to see a delivery with someone with an epidural since I didn't have one of those. Something I am not looking forward to today is the weather.... I HATE (AND I MEAN HATE) THE WHITE DEATH! It could all just go away and that would be perfectly fine with me. It is suppose to snow for the next couple of days. Not really heavy but enough to give us some on the ground. YUCK! I know it is winter and there will be snow but I tell you that I don't have to like it! Well that is all for now. I need to hit the hay so that I can be well rested for all the event going on today. Peace.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Like a Kid

Yesterday I really enjoyed playing in the snow. I reminded me of the days of playing outside with my brother in the snow. It was fun to see Ephriam excited about it. It was great to get out and just play. I also enjoyed my time yesterday of being away from my kids and not having to be mommy or work. Although all I did was talk about them all the time. I am looking forward to tonight at work because my friend is coming in to be induced. I hope that she has a smooth delivery and that everything goes well for her. Well both of my kids are sleeping so I am going to try and get a few things done around here. Check ya later.

what a weekend

what a busy but good weekend we had. Friday we bummed out at the house and just watched the boob tube. Saturday we had a nice relaxing morning then we headed out to find a dishwasher since ours isn't working so well we actually don't even know the brand of our current dishwasher. Then to the SUPRISE of Chris' mom we pulled off a 60th birthday party. We were bummed that Chris' sister caught a flu bug while they were in Florida and her family wasn't able to make it out but it was best that everyone that they stayed at home. Today Chris went to church while I went to a baby shower and Matt watched the kids. Then we played in the snow with Ephriam then off to youth group. It went by too fast. Looking forward to going into work to see Ginger come in to have her little girl and I am hoping to be there for her delivery depending on the time of the day and stuff. Well I need to get rested up for my day tomorrow with the kids. Hoping to post more thoughts tomorrow. Hopefully a little deeper then this surface stuff.

Saturday, January 20, 2007


Last night I went to bed around 10:30. The first time that I have see that hour in a long time. It was very nice to sleep till 4:30 this morning when Kendra wanted to eat so I got up and feed her and we went back to bed till a little after 9 and I enjoy every minute of sleeping. I slept a whole lot better then I have in a while. I really need to try to beat Chris to bed more often. I was able to have the whole side of the bed and not just half of it. I didn't have to wait for him to stop snooring or anything. Not that I don't like going to bed with him at the same time it just works out better for me if I go to bed first. So after only getting 3.5 hours of sleep yesterday after working 12 hours it was nice to go to bed early. So now today agenda of doing laundry, look at dishwashers, and cook dinner. So that is how it goes for now. I am also thinking bout starting back to posting to Walker Family Life since the kids are growing up so quickly and there are some interesting Ephriam stories to tell. I am not sure about that though. We shall see. Well off to the laundry room.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Too Giving?

So I started thinking about this this morning when I gave a tube of chapstick to one of my co-workers. I really has nothing to do with the chapstick itself but I began to wonder if I give too much. I mean not too much of my things but too much of myself. It is easy to give so much to your kids but hey they are only little once and they really need my attention but do I give too much of myself to others? Am I spreading myself too thin. I mean I went into work on Wed. night out of the goodness of my heart to watch the desk while they did a C-Section while I still have to get my house ready for play group. I ended up being up till 2:30 in the morning. Then got up early to finish up a few things before people got here. Not to mention that I had to go into work the night that everyone is was here. Not to mention this weekend that tomorrow night there is a lot going on at home, then on Sunday I have a baby shower to go to and then youth group. I am really worried about when I will get rest. Sleep these days seem to be few and far between. Today I have only gotten 2 hours of sleep and I have my kids to take care of. I just wonder if I need to cut something out. Maybe ask to work just part time? I don't know. Not to mention that my house is still a wreck and that I can't get my laundry done. I mean we are on a load to load bases as to what kind of clothing that we need (underware, socks, kids clothes, ect.) I just want to be all caught up. I also can't remember the last time that I had a day to myself. I haven't been able to be alone in a while. I would love to get my hair cut or something like that without any kids. I know that my time will come and it will only get worse the more kids that we have but I am willing to deal with that to have my own family. So I leave you with a thought... Am I too giving?

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Some Sunshine

Okay I am really excited because there is some sunshine today! The only think that stinks is that it is freezing out! Luckily none of the white death stuck. I wish that I could take the kids outside but we will see. I still can't wait till spring. Anyways, I have a lot to do today since we are having play group here tomorrow and I have to be ready by 4:30 so that I can have dinner ready since I am cooking for Chris' mom's birthday. I will probably just be up late tonight finish up the things from tomorrow. I realize that people aren't coming here till 11:30 tomorrow morning but it could take me till then to get Ephriam, K.C., and myself ready by then. I didn't sleep very well last night either so that isn't helping my motivation. However K.C. is taking a nice nap at this time with Ephriam. I should get going so that I can get something done before they wake up and need my attention. Maybe I will post more in the wee hours of the morning.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Night Off

So I have gotten the night off so that I can prepare myself for the invasion of about 11 children under the age of 2 at my house with their moms of course! I am a bit more excited about it then I was this morning due to the fact that I have tonight off and know that I don't have to go into work. So I have all day to get ready for them coming tomorrow. I am bummed though that our dishwasher isn't exactly working so I have to hand wash some of the dishes and I have to boil the bottles till we are able to run out and get a new one. Well tomorrow is my mother in law's 60th birthday and I am cooking dinner for her. I know that she is going to Matt and Heather's for dinner on Saturday too so that will be fun for her. She loves just having the family around. Well I need to get some sleep since I got like 4 hours of sleep today. Hopefully I can blog tomorrow. We will see thought. Nite.

Winter... Yuck!

So the days are shorter, darker, and much much colder and I HATE IT! I really mean HATE too. I don't like that there isn't much sunshine and I really don't like the cold weather. I wish that it could be nice and warm. These days I am really not looking forward to much. I usually get excited about play group but I am kinda dreading it. Not that I don't want everyone to come over or anything like that I just want to not to anything. I love having people over and sharing out house with them and usually look forward to it but not this time. I am trying to keep myself busy so that I don't get too down but lately I am in the slumps. This weekend is a busy one so I hope that being around people will help me uplifted. I have been enjoying the time with my kids. We have had lots of PJ days but that will change as the weather gets warmer and I want to get out more. I have big plans this summer for the kids and I as I get called off or on my days off. Well I need to get going so that I can get a nap in while my kids are napping in case I do have to go into work.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

quick post

This is just a quick post while K.C. goes to sleep. Things are going pretty good around here. I am kinda missing working a full week since I haven't done that in a long time. My kids are going to go through mommy withdraw when I do return to work. Don't think that I won't miss them. They have been a lot of fun lately to play with. K.C. is now on the move well I mean that she can roll over and get to wherever she wants to. It won't be long and she will be crawling all over the place trying to keep up with Ephriam. I wish her luck on doing that! Ephriam has been a lot of fun too. We have had lots of play time and he fussed about me going to work for the first time in a long time. I think that he really likes having me around. I can't wait for our playgroup next week to get him more exposure to kids his age since he stopped going to Jill's house. I know that each week he gets some being in the nursery at church but it is only a few kids. Well I am off to go back to bed because Ephriam will be up in a little while and I would like to get a nap in. Peace.