Friday, January 21, 2011

365 Project

Yea...I know...a month since my last post. What can I say? I am just going to blame it on having an 8 week old baby and starting work again. That sounds like a reasonable explanation. :)

I guess another reason I haven't blog is because you can find out what I am doing each day my looking at my 365 Project on Facebook. Back in December, Brad and I decided that we would document 2011 by taking a picture each day of what we are doing and post them in a folder on Facebook. At the end of the year, we will be able to look back at all the things we have done. So...go look on Facebook if you want to know what we have been up to.

I will try to blog later this weekend and catch everyone up on what the Jamesons have been doing for the month of January. No promises though! Haha!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Beginning of Christmas

Every year, we paint Christmas ornaments as a family to begin the holiday season. This year we did it a little later than normal...probably because it has been a little hectic around here with a newborn baby. :)

Avery absolutely LOVES to paint, so naturally she had a blast doing this activity.

Avery's finished masterpiece. :)

After Avery was done painting her ornament, it was time to hang it on the tree with Daddy's help.

Even Daddy and Mommy paint one each year.

Don't think we forgot about Kinley. Since we were making an ornament of her hand print, we had to wait until she was asleep so that she wouldn't move while doing it. Hers turned out really well, but it is still drying and therefore not all the way done. I will take pictures and add Kinley's to the post once it is finished. :)
Now it is beginning to feel like Christmas!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Kinley Rae Jameson

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 - a truly special day to us, for on this day God gave us another beautiful little girl!
It all started at 4:30 that morning when we woke up to get dressed and to be at the hospital by 6 to be induced. Right at 5:50, we walked into the room and immediately the nurses started my IV and hooked me up to the monitors. By 6:20, I was having some pretty strong contractions.
Several hours was time for the epidural! Around 10:00 I started to feel much better! This is a pictures of us after I could smile again. :)

Around 2:15, my nurse informed me that I was only 6 cm. This news did NOT make me happy! The pressure was starting to be unbearable, and I just remember thinking there is no way I can do this for another 2-3 hours.

At this time, my nurse also made me flip into a new position to try and get Kinley to face down instead of to the side like she was. Before she left, she told me to let her know if I continued to feel the pressure or if it got a lot stronger. After 2 contractions in this position, I couldn't stand the pressure any longer and had Brad tell her to come back in. When she checked me again, I was at 10 cm and ready to push.

Since I only pushed 4-5 times with Avery, they went ahead and called Dr. Romero. Good thing they did, because 3 pushes later we meet our baby girl at 2:44 in afternoon.

Kinley weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces and measured 20 inches long.
Before going out to the waiting room to tell everyone, Brad and I got to spend a few minutes alone with Kinley.

Then it was time for the grandparents to meet our new bundle of joy...

Once Uncle Kason got there with Avery, she was able to meet her little sister for the first time.

Over the next 2 days, we had a lot of family and friends come to the hospital to visit us. Avery continued to go to school, but Brad would bring her up around 3 each day. This is what she liked to do...

This picture shows how Avery would twist herself in the curtain and then fall over because she was so dizzy. She did this for a while! It was too funny!!

And of course she loved to hold "her baby sister". :)
Before we left, we had to get Avery hand print on the wall. I love how the hospital has all the older siblings put their hand prints on the wall with their younger sibling's name next to it. Avery had a fun time doing this!
Then on Friday morning, it was time to go home! Here were are feeding Kinley before getting walking downstairs to the car.
Things have been wonderful ever since we have gotten home! We are truly blessed!!!
Here is a video I created of Kinley's first 2 weeks at home. Enjoy!

Monday, November 15, 2010


Yes...I know it is mid November and I am just now posting about Halloween...better late than never right?

We had a blast this year taking Avery to the festival on Saturday and then going trick-or-treating Sunday night.

Since we got to church a little early for the Trunk-or-Treat, we decided to hang out in the pumpkin patch and take some pictures. :) Here are some of my favorite ones...

After a while, it was time to head over to the parking lot for the Trunk-or-Treat. Avery wasn't quite sure what she was supposed to do at first, but she soon got the hang of it. Doesn't take long for a 2 year old to realize all she has to say is "trick or treat" for someone to give her candy. Haha!

After some dinner, it was time for Avery and all her friends to go trick-or-treating around our neighborhood. Again, she had a TON of fun running up to everyone's door and getting candy. She was too cute!

Everything was going just fine, until Uncle Ladd wanted to go to this certain house that had all kinds of decorations. Before the kids started walking up the sidewalk, Brad yelled that we had 2 year olds and to keep it PG rated. Did they listen??? NOPE! This guy not only popped up on STILTS, but he also has a chain saw in his hands. Of course Avery FREAKED out! This is her holding onto Daddy for dear life after be scared by that stupid guy. It took her about 5 more houses before Daddy was able to put her down. In fact, she would go up to a house and say, "This one isn't scary Mommy!" So sad! :(

We had so much fun Halloween weekend. Sorry that I am just now catching up on all my posts. I will try to be better in the future! No promises though! :)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Gift from Student

This week has been crazy busy, like every other week... So many things to do before Piglet arrives, and so VERY LITTLE time left.

Thursday I had a moment when I started to think about my forever long "To Do" list. I know I bring the stress on myself, but I want and strive to be the "perfect" mom, wife, teacher, friend, etc... Sometimes I find myself crying at night because of how tired/worn out I am from the day. Brad actually gets mad at me at times because I won't just "sit down and relax".

Needless to say, this week got the best of me. Not only have I been wearing myself out at school, but then I have been coming home and doing the same thing here.

Now, I do NOT do things things because I was appreciation, but because I AM human, it would be nice every once in a while. This week, I definitely have not been feeling like anyone notices/cares about the things I do for others. There hasn't been anything particular where I haven't felt is just I think some people often forget that I AM 9 months pregnant and about to have a baby any day now and even with that, I am STILL running around like my head cut off. I guess to sum everything up, it feels like my thoughts/actions often get overlooked or unnoticed.

God must have known I was at a breaking point this week because he sent a beautiful reminder down to me. As a walked into my classroom today, I found this sitting on my desk...

Inside the note, she wrote, "Thank you for all you do and for putting up with us. :) I couldn't have asked for a better teacher!" So sweet and EXACTLY what I needed!

Not only did it make my day (duh!) but it also made me remember why I became a teacher in the first place. Plus, it made me stop and realize that people DO see all my hard work and I AM appreciated. I may not hear it everyday, but that shouldn't matter. As long as I am the best person/Christian I can be, that is all God wants and expects of me. Thank you God for this reminder. You are amazing!!!