Sunday, November 1, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
I am so sorry it has been a while since I last posted to update you about the goings on in the Page household. :)
It has been a fun and eventful couple of weeks. We have had three baby showers, Doctors visit like crazy and cleaning and getting ready for sweet baby Addison to make her arrival.
On Tuesday we had a sonogram and then the results on Thursday. Dr. said my fluid around Addy is a little high, but not to worry. I went back this morning and apparently prayer definitely works because the fluid had gone down. But, no chance of an induction right now. I thought maybe he would say "okay, I'll meet you at the hospital Tuesday morning!" But no! :( We have to wait on Addy to decide when she is ready. Oh well!
This week is another very busy week for me and Jonathan. The Fall Festival at church which I am in charge of is Wednesday from 6:30 - 8:30. If that doesn't send me into labor...I'm going to begin to lose hope :( Then Thursday is my last day of work. We have planned on my maternity leave to start on November 1st and go through January 31st. It would be great if Addy came a little early, but at the same time, I really like being at the Fall festival, so I'm okay with waiting too. Well, that is all for now! I hope you and yours are doing well!
Love to all,
Thursday, September 17, 2009
I am going to do this in a checklist fashion:
My feet are swollen
My feet hurt
My back aches every evening and in the morning.
I have headaches often
I cannot see my feet
I trip over things such as dogs and dog toys because I cannot see them.
I am TIRED
I have to potty OFTEN
I don't sleep too well
I cannot stand for long periods of time
My dreams are all too real
and last but not least:
I do not mind any of this for one minute because I am so in love with this baby girl!!!
I don't think I complain too much but I think Jonathan might tell you a different story if you asked him. I'm not too sure if I get whiny a lot. Maybe I need to complain more in order to get more foot and back rubs :) We'll let him comment on that.
This little girl has stolen my heart from the very beginning and I cannot wait to be a mommy. Especially to a little girl because I can do the same things my Mom did with me. I hope we have the same type of relationship as well. I have an ever ready shopping partner, and one to go and get our toes done with. I am also planning on her liking softball...but if not, that's okay too. Yes, I plan on spoiling this girl, but not too much of course. I am sure her Daddy will help in this department as well :)
We are exactly 6 weeks and 6 days away from her due date and I am getting very excited. I am not too nervous except for maybe the labor part, but just the sheer excitement overwhelms me more than the fear of pain.
PEOPLE!!!!! Do you understand that I am going to be a MOMMY...and I thought this day would NEVER come!!!
I am SO EXCITED!!!!!
Addison's Mother (Holly)
Monday, September 14, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Don't mind the mess of the tools and the dirty carpet...the work is still in progress!!! I think they did a WONDERFUL job and they all worked so well together!!! Thanks Greg, Dad and my wonderful hubby for all the work you did in there!!! I hope you enjoyed your second sneak peek into Addison's nursery!!!
Thursday, August 6, 2009
I do have to say that feeling her move and kick is one of the things I look forward to most when I get up. She really starts going at about 10am and then throughout the day, off and on. However, when I get off of work and go home, she is awake for a good hour or so just kicking every which way she can. When looking at my stomach somtimes, I think "geez, this girl is going to bust out!" She calms down until about 10pm and then she goes to town again. I do not recall waking up feeling her kick during the night, but when I am supposed to wake up, around 7am, she is using my bladder as a punching bag. Mind you, I have already gone to the bathroom sometimes twice during the night.
I LOVE the thought of being a mother. I can only imagine how much fun we will have. I am not a girly girl, and I don't hink I will turn into one, but I could see Addy becoming one. Just look at her closet already! I look forward to our adventures as parents...although I know not all adventures will be ones we are going to be ready to take, but that's what it is all about!
Addison Ryanne Page, we love you more and more each day and we cannot wait to meet you and grow with you! You are a miracle and only God could have given us such a gift as wonderful as you!!! We look forward to seeing you and meeting you and getting to know you as a person and our daughter! Thank you Lord for entrusting Addison with us!!!
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
The Beautiful crib awaiting the bedding!!!
View from the door to the closet
We are So excited to get her room done!!! Can't wait to see her in it!!!
I hope you liked your sneak preview!!!
I have another sonogram on August 12th. Because I am still monitored by my oncologist, my baby doctor labeled me "high risk." All that really means for me is that I get to see sweet Addy a lot more! Hey, I'll take every chance I can get to see her stretch, yawn, move and grow.
Time has flown by. I have been told that the last few months will drag, but I am in the seventh month, and I have A LOT still to do, so I am happy that I have time. But, she will be here before I know it!!! :)
My next post will be of the pictures of Addy's room and closet (clothes). Stay tuned!!!
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
My friend, Taylor at A Little Slice of Heaven..., gave me the Honest Scrap award! There are a couple of things you have to do when you get this award:~ You have to tell your readers ten things about you they may not know, but that are true.~ You have to tag 10 people with the award.~ Let all the people you've given the award to know that they've gotten it.~ Make sure you link back to the person who awarded it to you.
So Here it goes...
1. I absolutely despise folding laundry and putting it away. It is a necessary evil!!! I don't mind doing laundry, but I'd rather let the laundry fairy fold it...could we invent one of those???
2. I am the youngest of four kids...I was basically raised by 5 people because I am the youngest by seven years. I LOVE it though! My brothers and sister are the BEST!!! My parents are AMAZING!!!
3. My absolute favorite vehicle is a Dodge Ram and I definitely am jealous that my father is driving one right now.
4. I LOVE country music and I pride myself on knowing almost all the words to most of the songs that come on the radio...not snobby, just a good memory I guess.
5. At night I pray for every single one of my family members by name and their circumstances if I know them at the moment. I do not miss one...unless I fall asleep. Hey, what can I say, I have a HUGE family. Yes, that includes nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
6. When my husband is not at home due to traveling for work, I wake up no less than three times in the middle of the night.
7. I love romantic comedy movies. However, my husband does not like going to movies so they are few and far between...Maybe I need a girls night out...
8. I LOVE getting letters in the mail!!! I recently received a postcard from someone who I adore when she went to Florida and it truly made my day!!!
9. My husband leaves little notes or cards around the house when he leaves on a business trip and I get really giddy when I get home because I get to hunt for them.
10. I never knew how much I would enjoy saying that I have a little girl on the way. Because I have two older brothers and an older sister and we were born boy, girl, boy, girl, I thought I would want a boy first...however, now that I know I am having a little girl, I couldn't be any happier!!!
I am sure glad you know all of this now... :)
Tag you're it...
Chelsea at As of late...
Jessie at Connor's Song
Gail at Kegan and Ty Setliff
Nina at Life is Full of Little Treats
Courtney at Modest Mumblings of a Modern Mommy
Phillip at My Life...
Sarah at Pittsfest
I'm off to learn more lyrics to more songs!!!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
That's right...I was totally off on my prediction. God decided to show off again! :) Just kidding! We are so VERY excited! We have a few names we are thinking and praying through, and we will post the name as soon as we know what it is. We headed to Frisco last night to return the boy bedding we bought. Now it is a frantic search for the perfect girl bedding. I wish I had a camera in the office yesterday when the sonographer wrote on the screen "hi mom and dad, I am your daughter." I started tearing up and Jonathan smiled from ear to ear. I don't think I have seen that many of his teeth in one smile. The sonographer said that it is definitely a girl though.
Well, that is all for now, I am off to prepare more for VBS. Pray for us!
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
On other news...VBS starts next Monday. I am getting pretty excited about it. Just small things are needing to be done, the big stuff is getting taken care of or is already taken care of. I have a wonderful team here at the church that know how to get the job done!!! I love working with this team in the Childhood Ministry area!!! Once VBS is over, I think I will be more enthusiastic about shopping for the baby. Not that I am not enthused about it right now...I just do not have time! Oh well!!! Not like the baby will be here tomorrow (Lord willing)!
Nothing else is really going on, however I will post when I do know if it is a boy or girl!!!
Things to pray for for the Page family:
Pray for wisdom with VBS
Pray that VBS goes smoothly!
Pray for the salvation of the kids who come to hear God's word
Pray for our workers and the preparation that still needs to be done
Pray for the health of the baby and the stress level of Mommy!
Love to all,
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Well, not too much is happening here, I will be sure to post after we find out the gender, but I suspect you could hear from me sooner than that if I have some funny stories about our painting adventure!!! Have a WONDERFUL day!!!
Monday, March 16, 2009
If you know me, you know that I had a BIG fear of not being able to conceive after cancer treatments. I have been praying for a LONG time about being able to conceive and for some reason, God chose to answer my request. Believe me, it did not take long after we started trying. If I remember correctly, my very first post on this blog (or second) will tell you the thoughts I had about becoming a mommy and my fears about it as well.
That is all I have for now, I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE MY BABY!!!
By the way, McSkittlebump is the baby's nickname.
Love to all,
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
The card reads: Congratulations on your 4 years!
Monday, February 23, 2009
It was a beautiful clear day and there were hardly any clouds in the sky, which was unusual in Houston. I had just finished classes for the day at Houston Baptist University and I was driving to work...about 30 minutes away.
It was a Wednesday and I was going to get ready for church that night. I was driving down highway 59 just north of Highway 99 and I received a phone call. It was my oncologist and I thought for a minute that he was going to tell me to come on in. you see I had a PET scan run two days before that and I was kind of worried that he would tell me that the cancer has not been affected by our aggressive treatments. I had spent time with the Lord that morning telling Him that whatever news may come, that I would rejoice and glorify His name. Well, here is EXACTLY how the conversation went with Dr. Popatia (from India...so there is a thick accent on the other end of the phone).
Dr. P: Holly???
Dr. P.: This is Amarali Popatia...
Dr. P.: Holly I was so excited, I couldn't wait to tell you the news...
Dr. P.: Holly, there is no more cancer in your body!!!
Dr. P.: Holly!!!(yelling practically) There is no more cancer in you body!!!
Me.: You're kidding!!!
Dr. P.: No!!!
Me: You're kidding!!!
Dr. P.: Holly, No!
Me.: YOU'RE KIDDING ME!!!
Dr. P.: Holly!!! I AM NOT KIDDING!!! (HEAVY accent)
Me: (tearful and happy) Dr. Popatia...you have just made my day!!!
Dr.P.: Good...I am happy for you!
Me.: Thank you!!!
Dr.P: You are welcome...Good bye!
I was so excited, I almost had to pull over. However, I kept on driving and I called my fiance (at the time) and my parents and my sister and my brothers. I then started calling friends. By this time I had made it to work and I was in tears and went and told my pastor who was elated and almost cried himself. That night I had my church family around me and knew that God had blessed me thoroughly. I do not know how an unchurched person could face those difficulties without the support, love and prayer from a church family.
Well, that night, Jonathan and my parents came into town to be with me for my second to last chemo treatment the next day. We ate at Gringo's Mexican Kitchen and then went home and had dessert. This is a day that will forever be in my memory and one of the top three best days of my life with number one being the day I asked Christ to be the Lord of my life and day two being my wedding day.
Today, I went to my oncologist to get the results from my bloodwork on Friday, and I exclaimed to her that this was the 4 year anniversary that I was told I was cancer free, and I told her the story. She laughed and without any hesitation, she told me with a thick Indian accent, "Holly, there is still no more cancer in your body!" (She is a true white woman, so it was pretty funny)
Jonathan, Mom, dad, Brandy, Charlie and Casey sorry I did not tell you that funny story earlier, but I just thought I would let you read about it with the rest of my "fans."
I hope you have a wonderfully blessed day!!!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
It was a fun and fast week, and now I am looking forward to trying to catch up on my rest as well as school work!
Love to all!!!
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Life was a little slower?
Riding our bikes was ALL we HAD to do in the day?
You would sing as loud as you could in the shower (okay maybe that was just me)?
You would run, just because you wanted to be chased...not because you needed to lose weight?
You could eat whatever you wanted and no fear of seeing it expandyour body?
You would Laugh with your friends until your stomach hurt?
Playing Hide and go seek?
Christmas was about GETTING presents?
We could be care free?
Life is so fast
Riding our bikes is called exercise.
Singing as loud as you can is no longer, because all you want is some peace and quiet.
Just looking at food can increase your body size.
Laughing with your friends but fearing something may leak (sorry if that was offensive:))
Playing hide and go seek, but falling asleep while you are counting.
Christmas is about GIVING more than receiving (However, I do like this a lot more)
The frozen pecans (pros and cons - mom knows what I am saying) of growing up
More responsibility, life does go by faster, no more carefree bike riding or running...it's now exercise, just plain getting older.
Growing up is fun in some ways...more life experiences, smarter for some of us, old friends, new friends, driving (I still like that one). We add to our families, have jobs that most of us kind of like, make our own money, make our own rules. Your parents are still there for you.
I couldn't end on a sad note, so I had to put the pros last.
But, to further the interest of this post, I am putting a photo in here of me that definitely takes the cake and believe me, when I saw it last night, I laughed hysterically, but no fear, I am not THAT old to worry about leaking!!!
Thank you Brandy...You are dearly LOVED!!!