Thursday, August 21, 2008

Praying With Lauren

So Lauren has decided that she can say her own prayers. Aah, from the mouths of babes! Each and every prayer (whether it's a night time prayer, or dinner, or whatever) has to have certain words/phrases.
They all start out with the appropriate "Dear Heavely Father" and usually you can make out something about being thankful for this day. Then the fun begins. One of the things she always says is "all night long". You would think this only applies to night time prayers when saying you want to sleep all night long, but for Lo it also applies to mealtimes so that the food will make us healthy and strong all night long. On occasion, Mom and Baby Mya also needed to be healthy all night long (hopefully for longer than that :).
Sometimes she requires some prompting, and sometimes she doesn't. Sometimes you can understand what she's trying to say, and sometimes you can't. But always, Daddy needs to come home safe, Grandpa is in Nevada, and she's thankful for her blessings. The other night, after watching Olympic swimming all evening, she said something about Daddy swimming in the water.
You've gotta wonder what goes through their little minds.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Baby Mya is Here!!

So she came!! Mya Lorraine Kinyon was born on 08/14/08 at 12:16 p.m., she weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz. and 19.5 inches long. It started out as a crazy delivery - I was dilated to an 8 when I got to the hospital, but once I got the epideral (which I professed my deep love to the anesthesiologist for), everything was smooth sailing. She's perfect (a little jaundiced), has a bunch of dark hair (only around the sides/back, it's quite the little old man mullett), and is just the sweetest thing ever!!
I'll post pictures as soon as I have a way to post them - which is hopefully soon. We're moving this next weekend, so things are going to be a little crazy for a while. But she looks like Lauren (I think so anyway).
Both of us are doing really well, and I just can't wait for everyone to meet her!!

Monday, August 11, 2008


Had super strong contractions last night every 7-10 minutes from about 1 a.m. until 5 a.m., then they just stopped. So it might be sooner than we think, kids, but who knows. As we all know that really doesn't mean a whole lot.
All I know is that I'd prefer not to have another night like that again unless it ends with me having my baby! And I discovered that , even with all the channels satellite telelvision has to offer, the only thing on at that time is paid programming - I miss TIVO!!!
Oh, and I wish I could post pictures of the house, but my father-in-law took my only means of transferring pictures with him to Elko - oh well. I might just have to break down and go buy one myself - but it's hard to justify when I know once we move it won't be an issue anymore. But I do have to say that my girls are going to have the CUTEST rooms ever!! I'm so excited to get their stuff in there!!

Friday, August 8, 2008

What do I pack????

So I had my appointment yesterday. My doctor took forever, but I read over 100 pages of Breaking Dawn while I waited - uninterrupted by my kid, so I can't complain :).
The doctor said my cervix "isn't doing much", but my blood pressure is 130/90 - so he had me go get some blood work done. I don't think he's super worried, but he told me to be super lazy for the next week. I got the impression that when I go in for my appointment next Wednesday, if it's gone up again, then I'll probably get induced. I can't imagine he would put me on bed rest at 38 weeks. But anyway, that would be the 13th of August - my anniversary is on the 14th - how super exciting is that. Oh, and we finally got our wood floor yesterday (3 days late), so we had to postpone carpet until the 23rd - so we wouldn't be moved in to the house. It's OK, I've come to terms with it, but I'm trying to figure out what to pack, and I know I'm missing stuff - so I just want y'all to help me think of stuff that I might want in the hospital that I might forget about. Last time Bryan packed for me - I got to leave the hospital in a T-shirt of his with a mildly inappropriate saying on the front, and no socks. So I'm going to just go ahead and take care of it this time :).
So, let me know something out of the ordinary that scatterbrained women like myself wouldn't normally think to take.
And pray for my BP to stay normal and buy me another week!!!!

Saturday, August 2, 2008


This is a follow-up to my last post about freaking out. Thanks for the advice everyone! I went to Babies R Us today to get a playpen and some little odds & ends, and now I'm actually getting pretty excited! I bought some cute little t-shirts and onesies, then sat around with them on my belly thinking "those don't really look all that big compared to this basketball" and I actually smiled and got excited. I'm just picturing her, curled up on my chest like Lo used to, in a little ball, and taking a nap. I'm pretending that a 2 year old isn't bugging me for something while all of this is going on, and it's fabulous. I just can't wait to see what she looks like - we know from the last ultrasound that she has Bryan's nose, and some hair (but Lauren had hair, too, when she was born and where are we now?), but so soon we get to see how cute she really is - like she could be anything but.
Lauren has been calling herself "big sister", and I realize that she might not be so terrible when Mya gets here. I see how she interracts with other kids, and I know that she will be such a great big sister. She might mother her to death, but that's OK.
Anyway, I'm just feeling very calm today and very blessed, also because this was the day (25 days before my due date) that I had Lauren, and things were so scary for us. I'm scared to death that I might have to go into labor on my own, but it's OK - women around the world do it every day. So I'm just happy, a little nervous, a little scared, but I know that she'll be here soon, I can't control the circumstances, and that's just fine. At least I can look forward to 3 months of not working - woo hoo for that!!