Thursday, November 27, 2008

A kiss in the pit of ick

Yes, I stole Laura's "pit of ick". We have experienced that here at the VanHoveln household as well the last couple of days. Kinley got sick with the flu Tuesday afternoon. He threw up four or five times and then just layed around watching cartoons the rest of the day. I got it in the night Tuesday night. I can't say having the flu while being pregnant was very fun. By the end of the day I couldn't tell if I was naseuas because I needed to eat or because of the flu. The best part of the whole experience was that I put Kinley in bed with us Tuesday night because I couldn't even sit up to rock him or I had to go to the bathroom. He just snuggled up and after a few minutes he sat up, leaned over and gave me a kiss on the cheek. What a precious gift in the middle of yuckiness. He hasn't done that for a really long time. Anyway, we are both feeling better this Thanksgiving morning, and I am very thankful for that. We are currently waiting for Chris to get home from morning chores so we can go to U. Joda and A. Janie's for Thanksgiving. Yummy! I thought it was a good sign when I got up to pee at 3:30am and couldn't go back to sleep for awhile just thinking about all the yummy food! Hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 17, 2008


I took Kinley to see our Nurse Practitioner today to talk to her about possibly putting Kinley on Singulair, which is a medicine that helps prevent asthma and allergy attacks. We have been in the emergency room four times this year with him because of wheezy breathing due to asthma attacks we think. Nurse Debbie thinks it is a good idea to try it with him since she hasn't ever had anyone have bad side effects from it, and it would probably prevent us from having to go to the E.R. I go back and forth because I hate the idea of having him on medicine all of the time, but I also hate watching my baby suffer when he has a hard time breathing. What do all you Mamas think?
As a side note: Kinley is 27 inches long and 30.4 lbs. He is so tall! I feel like I've got a monkey hanging on me when I'm carrying him around. That's ok though-he's a cute monkey! :)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


All in all I have been feeling pretty good so far with this pregnancy. However, the last week or so I have gotten really really tired in the afternoons. I'm so glad Kinley takes great afternoon naps so I can lay down too!
Sally, Marci, Mom, and I got to go Christmas shopping yesterday with no kids! We helped mom get a lot of her shopping done which was great! We also ate lunch at Cheddars which was delicious! They have a great lunch special where you can choose two or three things for a good price. I got a loaded baked potato, ceasar salad, and half of a ham and turkey sandwich. It was so good that I was tempted to drive to Champaign today just to get it again. :) Just kidding. How is everyone comping on Christmas shopping? I'm actually about half done and it feels great!
Well, I'm off to take a nap! Have a great Wednesday!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Baby Bump

Well, Chris and I aren't very good about keeping secrets around here, so I thought I would go ahead and blog this since I've told everyone I've seen. :) Chris and I are expecting our second baby! Hurray! We've been trying for awhile now and are so thankful for this baby on the way. I'm not even for sure how far along I am--I'm not going to the doctor until December. I've been feeling great so far and don't really have a baby bump yet I was just trying to think of something clever for the title. Praise God for His faithfulness in all things!