Tuesday, January 31, 2006


9 weeks and 2 days to go! I'm once again sitting at home sick. I finally broke down and called the doctor today and asked if I could come in. She called in some antibiotics and I'm hoping this will kick this!
What did you think of the cute picture of Kaden? I know you can't see his face but that picture is just cute! He's really growing! Last night I felt a limb in my rib and one in my hip. Today He's back in my hip! What's that all about? I'm hoping the next 9 weeks fly by! I'm trying to stay sane at work. I figure when I'm feeling better it will go a bit faster.
Brady got in trouble at school today. This is the first time as far as I know. Apparently...according to him...he wanted to get some water and the teacher said no and he went ahead and went to the water fountain anyway. He didn't get a treat today at school and I'm glad the teacher didn't give him any! He's gotten really stubborn these days and I'm glad she put him in his place!
Please pray for my health and getting over this cold!

Saturday, January 28, 2006


Well...I was right. The kid's head is on the right side of my tummy!
Today we had a 4D ultrasound...you would think for as much as it costs the kid would have at least given us a sneak peak! NOTHING! We got to see a hand and his ding ding! He was more than happy to show his boyness...but his face? Nothing! His head is on the right side of my tummy, his back is facing out and he's rolled up tight into a ball. It was so funny and frustrating at the same time. We got a blurred shot of his face and I would swear he was mocking us with a baby laugh! And to think I hoped he would be different than Brady. Well...now I know I'm being punished for something. What? Not sure. But two little Brady's in this house...and Tony. I'm being punished!
The picture I'm attaching today is of his head turned to the side with a hand in front of it. You can see his little fingers and his knee sticking up. He was very shy today!

Thursday, January 26, 2006


Sick is starting to bog me down! Not only have I been home alone for two days...I actually canceled my jewelry show tonight because I was starting to feel bad again. I don't care how I feel tomorrow, I'm going back to work. I'm tired of being stuck in the house!
Brady and Tony are on their way home from Arkansas as we speak. I'm glad their coming home. It was weird being home alone for two days. I guess it wouldn't have been so bad if I would have worked and gone to church...but I'm lonely! Thank goodness Rick was in the area today and brought me lunch! I was starving and not up to getting dressed to go get anything to eat.
Meanwhile...I feel terrible but Kaden feels great. I'm trying to figure out where he is positioned. He's been trying to get comfortable for about two hours now. I think his head is on the right side of my tummy. That seems to be the area with a lot of movement. Brady moved his head a lot too. He would move it side to side in an effort not to fall asleep when he was a baby and I figured that's what he was always doing in my belly!
2 days until the ultrasound! I'm so excited!

Wednesday, January 25, 2006


Wow! I can't believe it's been more than a week since my last journal! I've been busy these days. I'm actually sitting at home right now sick. I either have terrible sinuses or I've caught Brady's cold. Either way I have no voice...A terrible cough and a headache! I'm bored too. Brady and Tony are in Ft. Smith for the night. They'll be home tomorrow. I'm really looking forward to this weekend! We're having a 4D ultra sound on Saturday. I'm so excited because we'll get to see what Kaden Patrick looks like. I'm also excited that Brady is going with us and he'll get to see it too! He's been talking about seeing peanut on the TV. He's going to be the best big brother. He's been praying for Kaden every night asking God to make him big and strong. In Brady language that's good. He's always talking about being big and strong himself!
Baby has gotten really active these days. He's bouncing off the walls for half an hour and sleeps for three. What does that mean? I'm hoping he'll be a little more calm than the bigger one! Hopefully I'll be able to post a pic of Kaden when I get it!

Thursday, January 19, 2006


One of the coolest things about being pregnant is experiencing your baby grow! Today I felt really bad but Kaden felt like a million bucks! The whole way to work he wiggled. He kept dancing while I was at the office and now I'm sitting here on the computer and when Brady comes near he starts moving again! I wonder if he knows that Brady is his big brother!!! It's so funny that he seems happy when Brady is around!
Today I was imagining how big he might be. It seems like he's taking up a lot of space in there. For my birthday I've asked Tony to let me have the 4-D ultrasound. I know it takes away the surprise but I want to see what he looks like and how big he is! Plus I think Brady would think that was really cool!
I smell my dinner in the oven! Better go check on it. Have a great rest of the week!

Monday, January 16, 2006


Here we are just 12 weeks out and would you believe I just started swelling in my legs! I'm sitting here with pillows under my legs and hoping for the best! I'm loving this part of the pregnancy in one area...I can feel him moving all the time! I love that. It's like I can already feel what kind of personality he's going to have. He's quite but when he's uncomfortable he's going to move around until he finds his spot! I'm hoping he'll have Tony's personality! Brady is so much like me and it would be awesome if Kaden is mellow...loving and gentle like Tony is! I head to the Doctor this Friday for the glucose test. I hate that visit! But I'm getting close to the two weeks visits instead of four! Baby is sleeping...Brady is chilling in the recliner with me! It's a good night!

Thursday, January 12, 2006


As I'm sitting here watching TV...my little boy is playing Legos with his daddy. Our neighbor across the street gave Brady several boxes of Legos. Her daughter used to play with them when she was little and now that she's in high school they were just sitting there collecting dust. Since Saturday Brady has been a building machine! I can't believe my little boy is into legos! He keeps saying "someone play with me!" You know when he has a little brother we don't have to play with him anymore. I'm just kidding....I love endless games of CandyLand! I can't get enough of the game I thought would be a great idea for him!
Baby Pillstrom is just 94 days away! I'm counting the days until my due date. When I have an actual scheduled days then I will change the count down! Today I'm suffering from a sore throat and a tummy ache. I can't wait until there is no reason for me to be in any kind of pain!
I'm getting a hair cut tomorrow. If it's cute I'll post a picture!

Monday, January 09, 2006


Week 26! Still sounds like forever until week 39/40! I know that we will be scheduling a c-section the week before but we haven't set a date yet!
Last night Brady and I were talking and he decided that he wants Peanut to call him Bray-Bray. He's all about that and he's so cute when he talks about it. He also seems to think we are naming the baby Kaden Peanut. I've told him a thousand times it's Kaden Patrick.
I'm currently sitting on the heating pad for the 2nd time tonight. I'm going to watch the Bachelor and then go to bed! I'm going to attach a pic from Christmas of all three of us. I love it because I don't really look that big! Well...that picture lies because I feel like I'm huge!

Saturday, January 07, 2006


It's done! Tony has completed the painting here in the house. I'm not going to post any pictures because you'll have to come over to see it! I know that pics won't due it justice. Tony did a great job and I love it. Now we'll have to start on the boys rooms. Isn't that weird to hear! Boys. And soon there will be two! I went to the Doctor today because I thought I was having a bladder infections. Come to find out I'm just pregnant! Obviously I wasn't at my normal Doctor! I went to soneone else in her group. Tomorrow marks my 26th week which means just 13 more weeks. She told me to just mark it all on the calender and be glad I'm not an elephant. Apparently those animals are pregnant for 18 months. Wahoo! At least there's an up side! So I continue the drugs and deal with the pain for a few more weeks. Oh she did check my cervix and it's fine. So at least I know I'm not about to drop this kid off anywhere! I'm posting a pic tonight of mom's new dog. He's so cute. His name is Duece.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006


Third trimester is right around the corner and it's more than obvious to me! I'm now 14 weeks away from baby day. Not sure which day it is but the doctor said she would like to do the section the week before my due date. So I'm guessing April 6th or 13th. She's only at the hospital on Thursdays so it will have to be one of those days! I'm starting to notice that he's getting as big as his space. Sitting down is just as miserable as standing. And sleeping is a thing of the past. I'm still trying to find somewhere to sleep that is comfortable and nothing seems to do the trick!
I actually went to the gym tonight to try and stretch and exercise the pain away! I feel a little better after doing some pilates!
Tonight I bought some paint for the kitchen and living room. Tony is going to paint tomorrow while the kid is at the sitter! I'm so excited. We're doing one wall in the living room kinda a brown/red color. It's called Hawaiian Cinder. Then in the kitchen we've got a new chair rail...Thanks Paw Paw Jim! And the top color is called Apple Cider (kinda gold) and the bottom is called Farmhouse Red. I can't wait to see what it's going to look like! I'm so afraid of color after the disappointment at the duplex with the wall that was supposed to be Burgundy and ended up pink! But we had help picking these colors out from our neighbor and her house is awesome! Let's cross our fingers and hope for the best! I'll post pics when it's done!
Brady P starts back to school on Thursday and he's so excited! I hope he's feeling better. He's had a cold for about 3 days and tonight had a pretty bad tummy ache!