Saturday, December 6, 2008


The other day at work some nurses were talking about large catholic families and how those families don't believe in birth control because they believe in NFP. What frustrated me so much was to hear them talk about it and the asinine comments they made. None of them were even close to being educated on what it is or how it works. I wanted to ask if they thought NFP was a 24/7 sex fest to try and be pregnant everytime you are fertile. Let's face it that is not what it is. Its being disciplined enough to know when you are fertile and when you aren't and to treat that fertility with respect. Why can't people understand that. Then what upset me even more is they proceeded to ask me why birth control was wrong in the eyes of the church and I said one of the major reasons is that BC is an abortifacient. One nurse said to me well that means it did its job. How apalling I can't even begin to think of harming any future children Randy and I might have by being on BC. It also made me sad to know that human life meant so little to my colleagues.

I can honestly say at this point I don't want to be a mom to 10 children or 18 like the famous Duggar Family. I can also say that I hope Randy and I don't have a menopausal baby, but God has a plan for Randy and I however many children we have. I am glad that there are people out there who do let go and let God. I look at the Duggar Family and I admire Jim and Michelle. Their children are well taken care of, emotionally balanced and morally intact. I also think it is amazing that they have that much love and are so unselfish and giving with that love with their children.

So my mommies out there who are NFPer's help educate the world about what it really is all about. I think it is amazing to be able to have the control to say to Randy now is an awesome time to try and bring another child into the world or now is not the time for us to be doing that let's express our love to each other in other ways.

To all you women out there on BC I hope you have the courage to ask someone who does NFP what's it all about. I think you would find a more satisfying way of seeing how fertility can work for you instead of trying to hide from this beautiful gift God has given us.

Thanks to everyone who helped make my bday so rocktastic yesterday and thanks to Roger (Randy's Boss) for letting us eat on the company dime with the new shop manager. Ted's was super duper awesome.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Boy or Girl????

Riht now its a surprise. The baby didn't want to share. So I guess we will either be surprised come baby day or find out in a later sono.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Evil Knievel????

What an exciting week for the O's. Monday night during bath time Wyatt stood up (yes it is a big no no but they move so quit there was no time to stop him) hit his chin on the other side of the tub and bled all over mommy and his towel. Hence prompting a run to Minor Emergency. So I grab him out of the tub check out the cut and tell Randy we have to go. Throw on a diaper grab a blanket and some PJ's we jumped in the car. He laughed and was all chatty all the way to Minor Emergency. Thank God we made it right in time. They were closing in 10 minutes. Wyatt ran all over the lobby after his PJ's were on and climbed on everything. I asked him if he had not learned his lesson from the tub incident. Of course he had to get 5 stitches, no fun for a little guy. After the stitches incident he was Mr. Happy man all the way home. He is such a daredevil.

On the plus side baby #2 has a nickname now. This baby moves so differently than Wyatt did. Sometimes it feels like baby is tickling me from the inside out. My bro in law said the baby was itchy tickly. I now call baby ITO. Its funny even when we knew Wyatt was a boy we called him LB throughout most of the pregnancy. My sis and bro called their baby Eduardo thoughout her pregnancy. It does help me to feel closer to the little one. Crazy but we are a nickname kind of family. Wednesday is the big day. We find out what we are having. I am excited about that but also the fact that we can see how baby is doing.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Boy or Girl????

So first off Congrats to Kristi, Andrew and Mia on their new little addition Vincent Joseph. How exciting and without the drugs even better. Good Job Momma!!!!

Hopefully the O's will be finding out if their little budle of joy will be needing pink or blue next week. I am hoping for a boy just cause I love Wyatt so much and I just feel as though I am not quite ready for a little girl. Also I have so many boy clothes. I just inherited even more from my sis in law who had little Caleb in April last year so I am already set for those seasons.

I love it, I am so neurotic I want a boy so badly that I have done like 8 million chinese lunar calendars and I get disheartened when it says girl. I am just going through a stage where I don't even want another baby right now. Which is crazy if you had asked me in June if I was ready for #2 I would have said HELL YEAH. In July though I had pretty much resigned myself to the fact that I wanted more space between my bambiners and didn't want to try to have another baby until the spring. I currently feel like a terrible mom cause I don't even want to be a mom again right now. I just remind myself daily that God has a plan boy or girl and soon I will be out of my funk and wanting this child to be out of utero as much as I wanted Wyatt out of utero.

I must admit holding little Vince did make me a tiny bit jealous. It is so amazing to hold the fruits of your 9 month labor and to look at that little baby and know in your heart that God is truly amazing and he had it all figured out from the beginning. To know that you have been apart of something so beautiful and filled with love is just speechless, breathless and fulfulling at one time. Words cannot even begin to describe the emotions you have all at once when you carry that child and then hold it in your arms. Truly our children hold our hearts in their hands. I think I am slowly becoming more excited about this new little one as I type.

Whatever you are little one know that I will love you with all my heart.

So I am hoping for a boy but I must admit the girl name we have picked out is pretty rockin and I would like to use it someday.

Tell me what your guess is and if your lucky we might be willing to share the sex of the baby with you when we find out in the next week or two.


Thursday, November 6, 2008

Pics as Promised

Here is a smattering of photos showcasing yours truly, cousin Nic and Uncle Marty. Enjoy.

I enjoyed the pumpkin patch but this pine cone was even better

Cousin Nic and I hanging out

Check it out Luigi and 2 mushrooms

Candy is Good I like Candy

Mario and Mushroom Nic

Wyatt is Halloween Over yet???

Cutest Frog Ever

Nic I think Halloween is over now

What a beautiful Baby.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Maybe a Baby????

So Keeks is about to have a baby (I was hoping today but sounds like its stll iffy) and it makes me excited to see this new little U2. It also makes me think how more excited I am to have our little one. I have an appointment on Monday and then I will be able to schedule my sonogram. I know I have already have had 2 sonos but I can't wait to see this baby it is actually becoming more real for me especially since little one is starting to move.

Wyatt is doing well. He is having a little bit of a rough week as is mommy. Dad is out of town again. Halloween was fun Wyatt was a pumpkin and he was very cute if I must say so myself. He is cousin Nic was a frog. I am excited for next year when he will grasp more of what Halloween is.

Well not very exciting around here right now but I promise to post some pics soon.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

All is Well

Its been awhile since a post.....What has been going on well we went to the pumpkin patch last Saturday. I will post some pics as soon as possible. Then the hubby and I had a romantic night out to celebrate 3 years of marital bliss. Its crazy to think that we have even been together that long but we have. It was a nice evening dinner and a movie and no baby well one baby but that baby was very well behavin.

Tuesday was another prenatal appointment. Baby is growing and we are right on time. Thank goodness second trimester is here. The heart beat was 166 a little on the high side but Wyatt was high his first appointment too and then he started to lower. Only about 4 weeks away from finding out if little O2 is a boy or girl.

That is all the news here. Have a blessed day

Monday, October 6, 2008

On Our Own

This week The Dub and I are on our own. Dad is out of town in Vegas for a conference. Fun for him but no fun for us. That's okay though we enjoy spending time together. I am so excited because Saturday marked the big 12 so the first trimester is almost over with. Can't wait until second trimester comes along. The plus side will maybe be having more energy and no more throwing up which would be the major bonus for me. Although after I throw up it seems that I am hungry for the rest of the day and the insulin I have been put on for the gestational diabetes is not seeming to help at the current moment. Oh well I will suffer through anything for this baby. I am just glad that so far everything is as it should be. Well here is to a few more days of being a single parent. Thank God for my parents though they take very good care of us when Randy is away.

Friday, September 19, 2008

First Look see

I went to the OB on Tuesday for my first appointment. Everything looks good and that is awesome all my labs are good and I have been having morning sickness. I had a sono done of the baby and for any woman out there who has ever been sick while preggo I know you will feel my pain. Based on my LMP I would have been 10 weeks and I was estatic because the first trimester was almost over and I was counting down the days to no more vomiting in the morning. Then came the sono and bless Amy ARNP but she had to break the unfornate news to me that while baby is healthy, moving and heart is beating we are only measuring 9 weeks 4 days. I could have cried in that office. I know its not that big of a deal but when you are starting every morning in front of the toilet you can't wait for the day it will hopefully stop. Oh well tomorrow is 10 weeks and I am excited. Not only that but the mister and I are having a semi free baby weekend while we go camping.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Birthday Fun & More

So this isn't really in chronological order but here's what we've been up to lately. Wyatt had his hair cut. It was an at home job but I have a serious issue paying 12 for a cut for my 1 year old when a pair of clippers cost 14 and can give me a 100% return on my investment of cutting his hair ourselves. It didn't turn bad but it is different he has lost that little baby look and he looks even more like a big kid.

Last weekend we celebrated Wyatt's first bday with family and close friends. It was very nice and went over really well. All the kids enjoyed themselves and Wyatt received way too many presents.

The last few photos speak for themselves. Enjoy!!!!!

Dad and The Clippers while Wyatt combs his new du

Hanging out while the finishing touches are applied.

The Finished look isn't he handsome????

Rocking Cake.

Enjoying presents

Birthday Party Fun

Too Many Presents


Its a baby!!!!

Due in April!!!!! Check out that glowing new mom!!!!!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

One Year Today!!!!

Happy Birthday Mr. O. Can't wait to see what next year holds!!!!! Love Mom and Dad

Sunday, August 10, 2008


So we are only 10 days away from Wyatt's first birthday. He has now started to walk more and more. He is so funny as he becomes more vocal and wants to give hugs and kisses. I just love to see his little personality coming out more and more. Last week has been very busy. Randy replaced the garbage disposal and we also got a new faucet. This next two weeks will be super duper busy. Not only do I have to work, I also am taking a class on Friday and Saturday for certification then I work three days in a row to have almost a week off for Wyatt's birthday and getting ready for his party. Enjoy some pics of the little man while he is still an infant.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

A Night Away

So this weekend the mister and I had a staycation. We left the bambino with Grandma and Grandpa and Randy and I had a wonderful dinner and we went to our old haunt Mort's and we stayed at the Marriot downtown in Oldtown FABULOUS. I do love a good martini and I had several. Yay to having a few drinks and no baby to worry about. This was my first night away from the Wy Wy so it was a little hard for me to leave him. I did only have one breakdown and cried right before we went to sleep. I can say it was probably good for Wyatt to have some time away from us also. Plus it is nice to have been Randy and Rachel, husband and wife, as opposed to mom and dad even if it was for only about 16 hours. On the plus side before we left to go to Randy's parents house and drop Wyatt off he took 2 steps by himself. I am excited walking looks to be in Wyatt's near future.

Monday, July 21, 2008


As Wyatt quickly approaches the one year mark, it reminds me of how excited I was at this point last year in my pregnancy to have my son. I remember going to doctors appointments and getting to see him in the sonogram. Thinking to myself good god when am I going to have this kid. I was super ready to be holding my baby in my arms and not in my uterus. Now he is so grown up and starting to stand on his own soon he will be taking his first steps and I just am overcome with emotion at times. I can't believe he will be one year old only 30 days from now. Crazy mom that I am I have been planning an extravaganza for about two months now. Our house is being overrun with bday party supplies. I think to myself that I am going overboard on birthday stuff, but then I say to myself you only turn once and it is a most momentous occasion.

Well here's to you Wyatt as we celebrate 11 months today I can not wait to see how much you change in the next month. Will you be walking, will you have said your first word???? Who knows what you will be doing but as your infancy starts to end and your days of your toddler years begin I will be there thinking of the days when I couldn't wait to meet you, how much you have changed and what is next to come for you my little man.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Busy Bees!!!!

Sorry it has taken so long for an update but here is what is new with us. We went to Colorado and visited Wyatt's Great Grandmas and we saw Jenna (wyatt's cousin). It is so fun to watch her interact with him. She talks to him like he is a big kid and understands everything she is saying. I just love it and it is super cute. We have been having lots of summer adventures like swimming at the pool. Wyatt is getting so comfortable in the water he tries to put his face in, we have also been to the zoo and we helped move Randy's parents closer to us. Here's a few pics of us. Also keep Randy's boss in your prayers he is very sick.

Wyatt and the Sheep

Too Cute

Yum Jello Cake

Red beer is the best!!!

Wyatt and Granny

Toiler Paper anyone?????

Friday, May 30, 2008

Adventurous Day

Wednesday Wyatt and I had an adventurous day. We were driving down Rock Rd to run some errands. A sign (30% off scrubs, scooters and lifts) caught my eye. I will never forget this sign for as long as I live. Anyways the nest thing I know there it was a Mercury Sable right in front of us. It was too late no matter how fast I was going to break I was hitting this car. Don't get me wrong the thought of an impending wreck didn't impede me from trying to break as hard and as fast as I could. Long story short I rearended the nicest woman ever. She has some bumper damage. Truth be told my hood is worse than her car. So Wyatt cried for 30 secs after the jostle and then fell back asleep. Mom suffered a little bit of whiplash but even that is clearing up. No need for the ER since RN's are notorius for self treating. A call to the Peds Office assured me that Wyatt was okay and to keep an eye on him. He is still his happy go lucky self. So the O's will be shopping for another car soon. This weekend we are jetsetting to Pueblo, CO to see some fam. Look for some photos to come soon of Wyatt's adventures there. Enjoy some pics of my hood damage.

Poor Jolene

Saturn Emblem

Side View

Front End

All is well Playing dress up with mom

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Update on the O's

So the last month has been busy for us not only have we been on the lookout for a new car, we bought our first car as Mr. & Mrs. Yay for us but not so yay that we our having to factor in a car payment into the old budget.

Last week on Thursday the air conditioner broke. Sucky now we have to wait until Thursday or Friday this week for the repair person can take a peek at it. Then on Sunday the garbage disposal broke. Talk about a string of bad luck for Team O.

All in all the little Wyster has been doing well. He plays a mad game of peek a boo and last night while he was playing with Randy it sounded like he almost said peek a boo. It was awesome. We have also been working on standing alone and today he stood for almost a full minute by himself. Sweetness for him. I can't wait until he is walking all on his lonesome.

It is amazing being a mom. God totally had this whole baby making thing right. I look at Wyatt and I can't believe he started out as one little cell and then he grew inside me for 9 months. I think back and this time last year I was 5 month preggo and now he is 9 months and will soon be 1 year old. I think he is growing up too quickly!!!! I just look at him and it makes me want to cry at how blessed our family is.

Enough of the mushy!!! On to how excited I am that the hubster and I agree that we wouldn't care if we got preggo. I am not saying we are preggo because I am not, but how exciting for us that we don't care. If it is God's will we could be preggo anytime. Yay babies!!!!!!!!!!!

That's all for now. Enjoy some cute photos of the little fellow brought to you by MOM.


Showing Cousin Nic the ropes

Hanging out

Enjoying a Sunday Afternoon!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

New Car

Last Week my awesome husband Randy was driving to work and drove through a flooded street. He did not see that the street was flooded. It was five in the morning and the lighting wasn't all that great. The car stalled then restarted and Randy drove the car home so we could switch vehicles. Yesterday the insurance came and totalled out the car. Oh Joy we are going car shopping. Its a little bit depressing for me seeing as how I was supposed to get a new car first not husband. Oh well the next three weeks are going to be super duper busy what with all the going out of town we will be doing and helping Randy's parents move somewhere in that time frame we will be car shopping. Here is a pic of the super duper cute Wyatt to cheer you and me up about car shopping.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Mother's Day

So mothers day was quite relaxing and I loved it!!!! We didn't do much just ate

breakfast with the fam and took a nap. That afternoon we did go to the park. This is Wyatt's first park going experience and he loved the swing. He also just loved to watch the other kids at play. I just can't believe how fast he is growing up. He waves, crawls, pulls up to whatever is sturdy enough to help him hold his balance. This week's adventure includes cutting his first tooth. Oh what joy for mom and dad.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

The Newest Heir

So I should totally be doing laundry right now but instead I am going to tell you how today the hubster and I became godparents to our nephew Nicholas Scott. It was awesome and I love being a godparent. This is my second godchild and I find it to be amazing. Here is a pic for your enjoyment!!!!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008



'Nuff Said!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Ready Freddy

So the baby bug has officially hit. My sister in law is preggo with her baby and according to the ob she is due any minute. In fact he was surprised she hadn't already had the bundle of joy. Kiks is preggo too and I just feel as though I am ready for number two. I just can't the hubby to committ to baby #2 yet. No matter how hard I try he always tells me that Wyatt isn't ready yet for a baby bro or sis. No matter how hard I try to tell myself I am not ready it just makes me want a baby even more. I am not even sure if it is what God is calling us to right now but I feel as though he is. I keep telling Randino that I just have so much love for Wyatt my heart is overflowing and I am ready to share it with more beautiful gifts from God. Heres to hoping I can get Randy onto baby #2 or get over the baby bug and soon!!!!

Monday, March 31, 2008

Oh the Excitement

So this weekend Wyatt made his second visit to the ER. At 300 am he woke up with a cough and a stuffy nose after every cough he would cry. I knew something was wrong with him then. After taking his temperature and it only being low grade 99.6 the hubby and I decided to embark on the wonderful adventure of taking Wyatt to the ER. Thank God we missed the 4 hour wait to see the doc by about a hour. Nonetheless the visit was still two hours. After finally being seen by someone we found out that Wyatt has the croup. We left the ER about 545. Thank God he went back to sleep on the ride home and slept until about 1000. I guess since it turned out to be a drizzly day none of our plans were really ruined. Randy's parents ended up coming to town and we had lunch we them. They just bought a house closer to town and wanted to show the clan some photos. How exciting now both sets of grandparent will be only about 30 mins away.

Hope everyone has a great week. Go Jayhawks!!!!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Saint John Paul????

So tonight I was flipping through the channels trying to find something to watch and I landed on a show on channel 8. This show was all about PJP II and I love PJP II. The love he had for the catholic faith and the love he had for the human race despite its many follies leaves me in awe and wonder. I want to strive to be more like this man. He is a great man and the one instance that strikes me the most about him is when he went to Jerusalem a few years before his death. While there he went to the rabbis and spoke to them and apologized for the wrongs that had been done against the Jewish People. He was trying to build a bridge for peace. I feel that if more people had forgiveness in their heart there would be more peace in the world. I think that today's world does not want to bear the crosses they are given in this life whether it is many small crosses or a large daily cross but look at PJP II he bore his cross with his disease of parkinson's and never once did he show signs of being unfaithful to our loving and merciful GOD. We could all learn something from PJP II. So in today's world when we struggle to see a light of beauty I think we should all look to the beautiful light that PJP II showed to us all even to the minute of his death. I am excited that he is being fast tracked into the world of sainthood. He is an amazing man who did so much good for the world. Through this last week of lent we should all try to show the world the beauty of our light and try to bring peace to everyone we see in our day.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The Crawl and other things

So the husband is out of town this week, in Lake Buena Vista Florida no less. I am a little sad the tickets were about $200.00 round trip plus hotel and food and the husband didn't want Wyatt and I to go with. Oh well maybe Wyatt and I will take a business trip sometime and leave Randy at home. So the babe is mobile we put the gate up on Sunday. Life is different when the wee one can get around know the word no is said here a lot. Time to really start baby proofing the house. Oh well I love that Wyatt is getting more independent. Well gotta go Wyatt is up and we have errands to run.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Wyatt's Developments

So last week my son got up on all fours and it freaked me out. The hubby and I have yet to baby proof the house. I spoke with a few of the nurses on the unit and they all told me that when their babies got to that point it still took their baby's about two months before the actually crawl. That relieved my feelings of impending doom when my child will be mobile. This week he has started doing the face plant. He gets up on all fours and then pushes up onto the balls of his feet and puts his head down and scoots forward. Its quite humorous. Today he actually took some steps towards an actual crawl. He puts one leg in front of the other, then he does a lunge then gets back up on all fours. I thought I had two months to get ready for the crawl that seems to not be the case. The crawl is getting ever closer and I am starting to feel a little bit of sadness that soon my little man will be on the go!!!!!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

I am an aunt x5

I just found out that at 8:21 pm I became an aunt again. I have yet to see some photos but I am excited to meet the newest addition to my family. The new niece's name is Lauren Grace and she weighed in at 8 lbs 11 oz and was 21 inches long. This is exciting. I love all of my nieces and one nephew soon to be two nephews as soon as my sis in law has her baby in April. Yes I can hardly wait until I have my next bambiner. Congrats to Melissa and David and I can't wait to meet Lauren and see her big sis Allison.

I promise in my next post that I will tell more about myself and my family and all my business I am involved in. Also I am going to be working on the format of my site and I will post some photos of my son and husband.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Pro Choice????

I am new to blogging but I have read plenty of blogs. My friend Keeks has had a blog for many years and I read hers all the time so hopefully I will be able to have a blog as exciting and controversial (at times) as hers is.

So let me begin......Today when I was up at 5 am comforting my son I was watching the news and I saw a sign that I felt was a bit of an oxymoron This said a person was holding a sign at a rally the sign said
Pro Life
Pro Family
Pro Choice

What are you kidding me how can you be pro life, pro family yet still be pro choice. Family is life and that means to me if you are pro family then you are pro life.

I look at my son and I couldn't ever think of him not being here or killing him by my decision to be selfish person. I am of the mind that people who are in relationships forget what love is all about at times it is not selfish it is selfless. You are always giving to your love whatever it is they need. I do not deny that it isn't hard to be in this type of relationship but in the end you get back so much more. I love being PRO LIFE. I love being a mom and a wife. So today on this anniversary of Roe V. Wade.

I encourage everyone tho think about their life and what it is that makes them Pro Life or Pro Choice. Lets face it if your love life or you love someone else you should be thankful that their mom was selfless enough to let that person have their life. Thank your mom today I know I will!!