With much consideration I have decided to finally give our blog a new look. Once I start a project of this nature I make it a priority to get it finished as soon as possible. But I gotta tell ya, it is going to be a lot of work, so please be patient...I promise it will be worth it though:) Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend. Jason and Gracie are at the Indy Race today, usually I get to go, but kind of hard when I am soooooo pregnant...next year:)
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
Lately I have been catching up on all the movie's I wanted to watch but haven't had time for. My in-laws have a collection of dvd's that could compete with blockbuster, so thank you Phyllis for keeping me entertained lately:) Anyways with that being said today I watched The Ultimate Gift. If you haven't seen it you should, I must warn you though it is a tear jerker, but one everyone can appreciate.
Posted by Angel Gabi's Mommy at 4:44 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Impressive for a 7 year old...she has a future in cheerleading and tumbling, at least that is what I hope for:)
Last night Jason and I traveled to Topeka to watch Gracie at gymnatics. Since she has joined a new group, we have not been able to observe. Her coach is a great teacher and realizes that parents can be a distraction, so every 8 weeks we are allowed to watch. Tonight was our first since she has advanced. I gotta tell ya, the girl has got skills. Hopefully through all the training she will be going through she still sees it as something fun. She has such great potential and loves it at this point. I just fear she will get burnt out if she is pushed to hard. Her mommy and daddy do a great job talking to her about it. We will definitely be able to tell if it gets to be to much, she hasn't mastered the concept of being able to hide the truth...I just love the innocence of a child:) Anyways I had to show off a few pics I took last night, we are just so proud of her!!!
Posted by Angel Gabi's Mommy at 4:04 PM
Sunday, April 20, 2008
It simply amazes me how each day we go on. Gabi was 7 months and 8 days when she received her wings, that was 8 months ago today. It breaks my heart to think that we are not able to spend precious moments with our little girl. But knowing that she is in the only other place I'd rather her be, with God, helps ease the pain. I feel like so many times I repeat myself when I speak of her, but I just cannot tell you enough how much we hurt inside. A piece of us is gone we will never get back here on earth, but someday in a wonderful place, she will be the first one to greet us. We will have the best tour guide there is:) And until that time comes we will always REMEMBER GABI!!!
Posted by Angel Gabi's Mommy at 11:20 PM
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Tuesday was a big day for Miss Gracie, Hawaiian Princess:) The entire first grade put on a musical program with a luau theme. The kids sang 6 songs and all dressed to impress. I gotta tell ya though Gracie was by far the cutest one up there on that stage. On the last song she even had a special part, she was the pink love flower. The picture in the gymnasium turned out pretty dark, but you'll get the idea. Gracie was so excited that so many people came to watch her. Mommy and Chance, along with her Mema and Papa Kitchen. And from our side of the family, Daddy and me, along with Mema and Papa Acker. There is one thing for sure she had the biggest crowd:) Her and Daddy kept making silly faces at each other. She was concentrating so hard on her songs, that she'd forget to smile...to much to remember!
Posted by Angel Gabi's Mommy at 11:52 AM
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Ok, my turn and yes I should apologize for taking so long as usual, but it makes the entries more exciting when they're spread out doesnt' it? haha
Posted by Angel Gabi's Daddy at 11:00 AM
Monday, April 14, 2008
If only I could find a way to be more comfortable. I try using pillows, the heating pad, tylenol, and nothing seems to help at all. Sometimes I get some temporary relief, but then Kins starts whaling on me. There is no doubt in my mind this girl is as healthy as can be. We are so thankful that we have been sent this miracle child. We obviously fear the worst way more than others, but we have been through the worst, so we do not know how to act any other way.
Lately I have been thinking about Gabi a ton. I try so hard to only remember the fun things we got to experience, her laugh, her precious smile, her beautiful sparkling eyes. But for some reason the thing I invision the most is holding her for the last time...her last breath, it took our breath away. We watched as our sweet baby girl get her wings. And although she was put out of all misery at that point, which is very comforting, it was the most horrible thing ever. We wanted nothing more than to take our Pink and Squishy home and be one big happy family. But God had other plans. We have learned to accept those plans, but the pain never goes away, day to day becomes easier, but I miss her more than ever. And now that Kinsley is almost here I am reminded daily of my little girl I miss so much.
Daddy and I are holding up as well as we can. Kinsley's arrival is coming very soon. We already know she is going to be one spoiled over protected little girl, and she will be so loved, she already is. And she is so blessed to have a big sister for her special angel. I can't wait to tell her all about my punky.
I hope you all have a wonderful week, hopefully the weather will cooperate a little more and we can enjoy the sunshine! And do me a favor, give your children extra hugs and moochies and tell them just how much they mean to you. God works in mysterious ways and never know what can happen. I pray for all to be safe and protected from harm, but if you must go I pray you go in peace, just as my little angel did!
Posted by Angel Gabi's Mommy at 10:14 AM
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
34 weeks, can you tell she has dropped??? We sure can...we cannot wait for our sweet pea to arrive!!!
Aunt Tami, Uncle Brett, and Vicki don't know it, but they bought this adorable Betty Butterfly Rocker for Kins. There are even shapes on it for her to push and it will play 4 different songs...she is gonna love it!!! I purchased it with the gift card they gave us.
These are the pea pods that Mimi and Papi got Kins. Notice the pic that shows all 3 peas...Gracie, Gabi, and Kins...cute huh!?!
Posted by Angel Gabi's Mommy at 8:01 PM
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Our house was filled with tears as we watched American Idol tonight. One of the contestants, Jason Castro, sang Over the Rainbow. It was the version by Brother IZ, which is the version that is Gabi's song. It is amazing just how much joy a song can bring to your heart. Megan, Bella's mommy, even called as soon as she heard it! Just like Gabi's signature hair do...Piggies, she has a signature song...Over the Rainbow! So everytime you hear this beautiful song, Remember Gabi...we love you Pink and Squishy!
I would also like to dedicate this song to Angel Jack and Angel Brenlee...Gabi's friends:)
Posted by Angel Gabi's Mommy at 10:01 PM
Everyday I wonder when will the actual day come for me to hold my new little sweet pea. Kins becomes more and more active everyday. I am starting to wonder though, is it that she is really becoming more active, or is it that we are just running out of room so I feel every thing more intensely? Either way I feel like we are starting to see the light. I go for my 34 week check up on Friday, even though today is the actual 34 week marker. I definitely think she will be spending a few more weeks in, but as Jason grandma has told me, she is dropping and she will be here sooner than that due date. She is a very wise old woman, and typically knows exactly what she is talking about, so we are gonna go with her on this one...Thanks Gram, it is encouraging!
Posted by Angel Gabi's Mommy at 6:00 PM
Monday, April 7, 2008
Saturday my mom and Aunt Laurie had a baby shower for us. At first I was a little worried no one would show, I guess I always fear the worst. And mom and Laurie had put quite a bit of work into it, so I was hoping for a good outcome. Well it was wonderful, over 20 people showed. We had a great time visiting and talking about Miss Kinsley and how much of a wild child she already is.
We received some adorable gifts and lots of gift cards. We are so thankful to be surrounded by our family and friends. Jason was even able to make an appearance, he typically works all day on Saturday, but he managed to sneak away. I didn't get as many pictures as I had hoped, but my mom and aunt took quite a few, so I am sure we have lots of memories perserved.
Thank you to all who attended and those who sent things in the mail! I just wish I was able to spend more time with each of you. That is the only bad thing about showers and gatherings similar to...you always feel like you are spreading yourself so thin.
Posted by Angel Gabi's Mommy at 7:21 PM
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
I have had many comments before about how much they appreciate my honesty on here. Well if you cannot handle the truth you probably should read on...this is pregnancy truth!!!
I was doing my ritual brushing my teeth before I get into the shower, I have no idea why I do it in that order, but I do. Anyways, as I was brushing and I felt a gush and it was uncontrollable. I was a little worried, it is definitely to early for my water to break. Well my first thought was I just lost control of my bladder. Usually I can gain control back...nope not today! I continued to get into the shower, cause I didn't want to make something out of nothing. Then I thought about it for a little while, one more concern Kins hadn't been moving around much this morning. Jason called and I told him what happened and he insisted I call my doctor, so of course I did.
The doctor said, just in case I want you to go straight to the hospital and go to Labor and Delivery...WHAT? Labor and Delivery? Jason was about 45 minutes away, I didn't have a bag packed, I hadn't even finshed getting ready from out of the shower. Well, luckily my step dad was home and he was more than happy to take me in. So I grab my purse and my phone, along with my phone charger, and off we went.
My poor step dad waited patiently in the waiting room for about an hour before he got any report. They gave me 2 different test to check fluids and see what it was. The first test came back for negative, it was not my water that broke, but they had one more test that was more detailed. I was hooked up to the fetal heart monitor as well as the contraction monitor. Kinsley's heart is great! And I had contractions but very few and far between for actual labor. The nurse did an exam and I am dialated to a 1...and I stayed at a 1 even an hour later. So little Miss Kinsley played her little April Fools joke on us today.
I have taken it very easy today, I am exhausted for some reason. Definitely taking advantage of the relaxing while I can. We are only 7 weeks away from our due date. Our family started a pool last night, bets on when she will arrive...guesses were anywhere from April 23rd to May 20th. My 3 year old nephew said May 24th, my due date is the 20th...I told him that answer was not acceptable.
Well I hope everyone had a less eventful day than we did. As much as I want Kins to come out now, she is still too early. So cook a bit longer baby girl:)
Posted by Angel Gabi's Mommy at 6:57 PM