Thursday, December 27, 2007

Being Two Years Old

Tonight we smelled a stinky smell and asked Hayden if he had poo in his potty pants. He said nope and we also checked too and there was nothing. He came up to me and said "no poo mommy, toot", which means that he let a stinky. I asked him where did the toot come from and he patted his bottom and said "my other mouth".

Oh my!!!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

I Can't Wait

With the new year coming in a few days, I realize that my time left to be pregnant is coming to an end. In about 11 more weeks she'll be born.

I can't wait to meet my new little girl! Being home the past few days I quickly realize again how much I love being a mom. Will is older now and is fun to hang out with. You can talk and joke and he's my good friend along with being my son. Hayden...we're so two. He's into everything and plays hard. He's a very good little boy, but he's just on the go non-stop. It's going to be fun to see how this little girl fits into our family full of boys.

I was watching Discovery Health this morning about couples going through infertility and wanting to be parents so much. I remember those feelings and many tears I went through. I remember thinking...why couldn't it be us having a baby. You analyze everything and all the drugs and testing that goes along with it. It was so worth it to have Hayden and I don't regret a thing.

It's still almost a dream to realize that we're having a third baby...a healthy girl. No testing...nothing!! Just a total surprise.

I've gone and registered for a few things at Babies R Us that we need or that has worn out. Everytime I go into that store I just can't believe how many cute baby girl things that are out there. This is going to be so much fun to do this again!!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Nice Quote

"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending."
-Carl Bard

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

My Big Boy..."Da-den"

Hayden referes to himself as "Da-den" and he's a big boy. A baby is what's in my belly. I never knew at 2 you could be such a big boy but according to him, he is one now.

He loves trains, school buses, numbers, the alphabet and puppy dogs. I had been scrapbooking that afternoon and he's holding a little paper school bus in his hand along with his big school bus. We've got on our puppy dog jammies which are his favorite.

Winter Concert

Here's pictures of Will's winter concert. He's doing a great job playing the viola. He's progressed so much in 4 months. We were so proud of him!!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

100 Days

According to my pregnancy ticker I have 100 days till my due date. It's getting closer!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Stuffed Up

Why is it when you're pregnant you get a horrible cold? My nose is totally plugged up and of course baby girl feels the need to hide up under my ribs at all times. Now I can't breathe or catch my breath. It would be easier if I could take something but I can't.

I'll be so glad when this passes.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Belly Pictures

I'm 22 weeks along here in this pictue. I'm now over 1/2 way done. Hayden was watching Anders take my picture and he decided that we needed to take a picture of his belly too.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Baby Bedding

After much thought we decided to go ahead and splurge and got the baby some new bedding. It was a little pricey but it's SO nice. This was one of the softest baby bedding sets that I have ever felt. She's going to look so cute in all this. You can't really tell by the picture but the main color theme is apple green and pink.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Like or Dislike

Will is playing the viola and is really enjoying it. A nightly ritual has become for me to listen to him play for 1/2 hour every night. It's been nice hearing the progression since school started in August. He's using the bow now and doing songs that you can recognize the tune.

Tonight the baby went a little wild in here listening too. I felt kicks around my belly button and then down low. This has gone on the entire time that he's been practicing. Either she loves it and is dancing in there or she doesn't like it at all. I sure got a wiggly one in here!!

Sunday, October 21, 2007


I just got back home from Croptoberfest. I had such a good time. It was a beautiful fall day spent with good friends. I love this time of year. The trees turning and the coolness in the air......fabulous.

I got a lot done. I finished all pages on our vacation album from out trip to Florida this summer. I need to add the pages into the album and do my journaling and it's completely done. I showed Anders and Will and they loved the pages. I'm so fortunate that Anders likes my scrapbooking and actually understands why it brings so much joy to me. I think he got it once I made the anniversary album for him this year. Plus it's such a stress relief for me. I've always loved crafts and the allure of paper. I even like the smell of fresh paper. Ok...maybe wierd but I like it. I sure hope my little girl will like it too.

The idea of having a little girl is starting to sink in. I thought her name was going to be Lily but now Anders is having second thoughts. He also likes Addison and Audrey. That's the top three. We've still got plenty of time to decide. I think I'm going to go get her a little "my first babydoll". I want one with a very soft body and little, so she can cuddle with it. I want to be the one to get it for her. I'm glad I still have my baby doll and my Barbies. I never thought I would get to play with them again with my own daughter.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

It's A Healthy...

We're having a healthy baby girl!! After having two sweet boys, we're having a girl. I'm in shock actually as I really thought it would be another boy, which isn't a bad thing at all as my boys are great. But a!! I got a shopping partner and someone to scrapbook and do crafts with. We went tonight and bought some pink things. This is going to be so much fun.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

15 1/2 Hours Left

Only 15 1/2 hours left till we have the "big" ultrasound to find out if it's a girl or boy. We can't wait!!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

It's Been Awhile

It's been awhile since I've posted...we've been so busy. One good positive thing is I'm finally over the morning sickness. I no longer feel nausea and haven't been sick for two weeks. I'm so glad it's gone. At night I'm still very tired and can't wait to fall into bed but I'm hungry and actually getting a baby belly now. We find out on October 22 if this little one is a girl or boy. I'm so glad to feel like a human again. I'm starting to really enjoy my pregnancy.

We got the results back from the Perinatologist and it's very good. Here's some of the report that was sent to us:

Based upon your age, the chance that your baby will have Down Syndrome is 1 in 190. The chance that your baby will have any chromosome abnormality is 1 in 123. This means that there is still over a 99% chance that your baby will not have a chromosome abnormality.

By taking the screening test we combined a blood test, an ultrasound and maternal age to determine your risk factor. The ultrasound, performed during your visit, measured the amount of fluid accumulated behind the baby's neck. The blood test measured the amounts of PAPP-A and hCG. The Down Syndrome risk figure that was estimated for you on the basis of the screening test is 1 in 3,900 and the Trisomy 18 risk figure was estimated to be less than 1 in 10,000. Although this does not eliminate the possibility of Down Syndrome or Trisomy 18, it makes the possibility of them far less likely.

They've asked me to come back again for another ultrasound at 20 weeks to scan for any potential birth defects which I did agree to do. I will do the screening for Gestational Diabetes but that's it. I think testing is good but sometimes it can be overdone and provide much stress and worry to mothers. So far, this baby seems to be very healthy and doing fine.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Home Again.

I've got another hemmorrhage and a cold/allergies going on. I've got to be on bed rest again for the next few days. Hopefully I'll still be going to St. Louis this weekend.

Dad is still in the hospital and hopefully will be discharged today.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Movin' Along

Well, I'm starting to feel better during the day but at night it's horrible. I dread when 7:00 pm comes around. If I can get to sleep, it's not as bad but I still have a rough time. I'm 12 weeks along on Monday, so I hope that this will going away very soon. It let up a lot around 14 weeks when I was pregnant with Hayden.

I've been searching on-line and decided that even though Hayden's bedding is perfectly fine, I want new for the baby. Both boys had new and themes and this baby will be getting it too. I've found these at and I like the first two themes for a boy and the last two for a girl. All four are very reasonable on price. As long as I can get the entire theme done for $100 or less is my goal. I never had it with the boys but I would really like to have a glider rocker chair. Those are fantastic!! We'll see.

I'm starting to get excited about finding out if it's a boy or girl. I think we've decided upon a boys name - Colin. For a little girl, not so sure. I think deep down I'd be in shock if it really is a girl. I'm used to having boys. I'd be nice but such a big change. I think sometime the middle of October is when we'll get to find out.

I go on Tuesday to the Perinatologist and I'm nervous. Whatever it shows it won't change the outcome but I still hope it shows the baby is fine. No Downs Syndrome, Spina Bifida or Trisomy defects. Anders is going with me, so I'm very glad. I don't want to go through the scare I had with Hayden. I don't handle the "what-if's" very well. I want to know either good or bad, just give me the actual facts.

Well, I think I'm going to try and sleep some more. The "ick" is here and I don't want to end up laying on the bathroom floor tonight even though the fuzzy mats are fresh and clean.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Go away morning/noon/night sickness

I will be so glad when this stages passes. Yet again the morning/noon/night sickness ruined my day. I had planned to go have fun scrapbooking with my friends. Last night when I went to bed I felt pretty good. This morning was another story. I'll be 10 weeks on Monday based upon my official due date of 3/24 so this should be gone in another few weeks. They say once hit you hit the 2nd. trimester it gets better. I sure hope so.


Friday, August 24, 2007

Sad and Lonely

I don't know how women go for weeks on end with bedrest. It's so boring!! Plus being home alone makes a person sad. I keep thinking about how much work is probably hating me for not being there, how is this house going to hold another person, finding another house, can I really do this again, is the heat ever going to end, do we have enough money for one more...on and on. Sometimes being alone with your thoughts isn't a good thing. It also makes me sad that my parents haven't even called to check on me. Whenever one of them isn't feeling good I call to check on them. I guess they figure all is well and there's no need but it would be nice. Oh well....

So today, Hayden is home with me. We've watched Elmo and he's tickled my "piggies" numerous times. This is much better.

He's one funny little guy!! He can jump now. His feet actually leave the ground. We've been jumping everywhere and dancing this morning. I have noticed that he's afraid when he hears the airplanes fly over the house. He'll run to me and hide is face. He knows it's an airplane but he hides until he no longer hears the sound.

Well, he's now said he wants a "nack" aka...snack. It's 11:10 so I guess it's lunch time. He's gotta' get more energy for tickling and jumping.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


Well, I've been wrote off from work by my ob/gyn due to a pretty bad bleed that's next to the placenta. I thought for sure the worse had happened but they saw on the ultrasound a strong heartbeat and a growing baby. It already had it's arms and legs and was squirming around.

I'm still really sick and it can hit at anytime of the day or night. I'll be so glad when this passes. Hopefully just a few more weeks and then I'll be in the 2nd. trimester. I was sick this morning and it was so nice to be able to go back to bed instead of dragging myself back to my desk.

So....I'm home with direct orders to rest and get this bleed and morning sickness under control.

Sunday, August 19, 2007


We all love pancakes here in the Jensen household and I woke up and had to have some. I made them and started feeling pretty sick so I watched my family devour it all while I had a few bites.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Sleepy Boy

Here's my little guy right after he got out of bed. He was still sleepy but holding his lillow, melmo and nunny. Which is blanket, Elmo and bunny.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007 more news

Well, I've been a bad blogger again. I get to going good and then I get busy and forget. Here's what's new in our world. First big news is....I'm pregnant. Yep...pregnant. I really thought I wouldn't be uttering those words again but I am. I got to see the little heartbeat on Monday. I've been given the due dates of 3/19 and 3/24. Safe to say sometime middle of March a little Baby Jensen will be making their arrival. Now that the shock has worn off, I'm thrilled and excited!! Anders and Will are thrilled too and Will actually admitted that he'd like a little girl. I would love a girl, but I love my boys so much. I'm the top girl in this house to all boys and that's a good thing for sure. Just give me a healthy little baby and I'm satisfied.

Other big news....we got a new mini van. It's a 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan. I love it!! I thought I'd like a van and I was right, I do. We got an awesome deal on it that was too good to pass up.

Other news...(not so good). We had a water leak last week that after paying $700 to get fixed and an entire afternoon of your house filled with plumbers it's been resolved.

The new barn doors are up on the yard bard. Now they need to be painted and it will be done. I thought they would be ready the end of August but of course they were ready the day of the water leak and he came that day too. So an additional $270 spent that day also. of our hamsters died Friday night. His name was Snickers. We had him almost two weeks and seemed fine but something must have been wrong. Poor little Snuggles lives with him and he looked so scared that he died. We buried him out back behind the yard bard. Will was sad and I was too. For his short life with us, he was a sweet little hamster. I'll miss him.

Like I said...whew, it's been a busy few weeks.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

My Meez

Ok...I finally made a Meez that's supposed to be me. (Notice how she's showing her purse since I've been told that I have a purse addiction!!)

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Welcome Captain Jack

We have a new member in our family. His name is Captain Jack. Not sure that it's a common name for a Dwarf Hamster but Will likes it. Will's favorite movie is Pirates of the Caribbean and the main character is Captain Jack Sparrow.
I really like the little guy. I was the one who wanted to bring him home. One of my good friends had him and she got him in December for her son. He already had chinchillas and the hamster really didn't get much attention so she was trying to find a good home for him. I went to her house to get some scrapbook supplies and she was hoping that I would have brought the boys with me as she wanted to see if we would like him. I've always wanted a hamster and after playing with him for a bit and seeing how sweet he really is, I decided I wanted him for my pet. Imagine Anders surprise when I told him what I wanted!! He never knew of my secret desire for a hamster. He said he didn't care if we had one, so we went today to pick him up.
Will really likes him and has been holding him and putting him in his little ball to walk around. Hayden keeps calling him a bunny and thinks he's ok in the cage but when he gets out, he's afraid of him. Even Anders thinks he's pretty cute and holds him too.
Welcome home Captain Jack.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Garage Sale

Today was the garage sale. It was hot but fortunately not as hot as it has been this week. I always think people won't show up or things won't sell but I was wrong. We made $176.15. Not too bad!! Got to talk to some neighbors I hadn't seen in awhile and got a little gossip too.

Hayden was so funny. He took his little motorized 4-wheeler and went out of the garage and before I could get to him he ran this man over. He was a good sport about it and laughed and laughed.

He stood on the ladder and I got frantic as I couldn't find him and then saw him huddled up on the first rung. He was trying to hide from me and I could see him peeking at me from his under his hat. He also thought it was great to run through the clothes and jump out from behind them. I think he's turned into a flirt. Especially with women who sort of have the grandma look. He waved bye and blew a few kisses. One lady asked how much was he and I told her he was my big helper today and not enough money in the world was enough but she should come back when he's crabby and tired and I'm sure we could work out a good deal....ha-ha.

Will dumped me to go help our neighbor across the street with her yard sale. At least he came over a few times to say hello but I had to wait till Anders got home to have someone else there. We closed up shop around 1:30 pm and I went and took a nap. Sweaty and dirty I plopped on top of the bed and it felt so good. I haven't taken a nap in the afternoon in awhile. Now I can't sleep as I slept for a few hours which is why I'm writing at this time of night.

I think I'm going to go eat 1 cookie. I know it's 12:15 am but I REALLY REALLY want to go eat it. It's a small cookie so it shouldn't be worth too many Weight Watchers points. Oh the guilt over a cookie.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

11 Years Old

I can't believe that tomorrow Will is going to be 11 years old. June 18, 1996 doesn't seem like it should be that long ago. We're going into middle school in August and I'm sure even more changes are around the corner. We're into Abercrombie, Hollister and Aeropostale clothes plus music.
No matter how old you get you're still my 1st. baby and I love you always. Don't forget that, ok?

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Travelin' Along

While traveling back home the miles seemed to go on and on. Will and Hayden had more fun playing with Will's "Hillbilly Teeth". Hayden couldn't quite figure it out but he thought he was hilarious too!!! Boys!!

Pictures from Vacation

Saturday, June 2, 2007

We're Back!!

We're back from vacation and had a fabulous time!! I'll post pics later once I get them uploaded this weekend from the trip and Will's 5th. Grade Graduation.

Saturday, April 7, 2007


We went this morning to get Hayden's picture taken at the professional photographer. He did SO good!! Stacey was awesome and I would love to have her studio. It's in her house in her bonus room. Once Hayden warmed up, he turned the charm on. They said in about a week we would get the proofs. I can't wait. Here's her website.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

What do you do....

What do you do when your mommy, daddy and big brother are getting ready. Smash cups of course!!!

Weekend Getaway

We're back from our weekend getaway. On Friday we went to Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY and that evening had dinner with Rhett, Melissa, Ethan and Ally. Then on Saturday we went to the Newport Aquarium in Cincinnati. We had such a good time but Hayden got to feeling bad on Saturday. We went to the Peds Clinic today and he's got an ear and eye infection.