It's time for us to start choosing a pediatrician. Any mom's out there that just love their kids doctor and would recommend them? I don't even know where to begin!
And to update from my last post about iron deficiency/craving ice, my blood work came back very normal with no signs of anemia or diabetes, so I guess I'll keep enjoying those ice cubes! Everything else looks good too, from what we can tell at 30 weeks. I'm about normal for how much weight I've gained and little Jadeyn is around the 3lb marker. We'll be able to know more in the next 3-4 weeks!
For over a week now, I cannot go anywhere without the wonderfully, oh so cold tasting ice cube in my mouth. I seriously have a cup sitting on my desk filled with ice and am constantly sucking on this new-found delicious treat. This is strange to me, since I have always ordered my drinks with "no ice please" or "easy on the ice (at sonic). Now I've already sent Jimmy twice to Sonic asking for just a cup of ice. I feel like I am always in the breakroom at work filling up more ice trays because I go through them every 2 hours or so.
I told my mom about it yesterday and she said one of her early memories of her mom was how much she craved ice. She said my grandma would always ask her children to give her their ice cubes when she was pregnant! Could this really be just an inherited thing?
I googled it today to see if others were in my same boat. Suprisingly, many are! However, the reason could be just a bit scary, so I'm looking into it further. Apparently, there's this disorder called Pica. It basically is an eating disorder that causes you to crave non-food items. Super weird things like dirt, soap, hair, cigarette ashes and ICE! Now rest assured, I am not wandering over to the playground and picking up dirt to eat or munching on my hair for an afternoon break. My cravings stop at the ice cubes. And the main suggested reason for craving ice is an iron deficiency. I go for my 30 week doctors appointment on Wednesday, so I'll run this crazy ice fettish by my doctor and see what she thinks.
At least craving ice is about as cheap and safe you can get...until my dentist sees what I've been doing to my poor teeth!
*some people have asked for some more recent belly pictures. my camera has decided to quit working as of late, so as soon as I can revive it or borrow one, i'll post some more...stay tuned!
after many, many, many weeks of thinking, discussing and debating names for our baby girl, we are pleased to announce we made a decision saturday night with the help of 4 very important people : ) i know there are more important things to be doing than picking out a name but there is HUGE relief that has taken place now that we have a name set!
Our daughter-to-be name is officially: Jadeyn Rose Quinn
We chose this for a number of small reasons and 1 big reason.
1. Main reason: we just really like it.
2. Her initals are now the same as her daddy's.
3. Jadeyn (in hebrew) means Jehovah has heard.
4. Rose is named after my grandma (dad's mom).
5. We like having the option of nicknaming her Jade.
6. It's different.
7. If she ever has a brother, his name will be Josiah, so we liked having both names start with a "J".
I mentioned we had help picking out the name. For memory sake, here's the story: Jimmy and I were down to 2 names - Jadeyn and Kaedyn. We liked both names equally. We decided we would let each of our parents give us their preference and the majority wins. We had 3 votes for Jadeyn and 1 for Kaedyn - although the odd man out said both were great names and didn't really mind either way! So the official name was founded on my birthday, February 7, 2009 right about 7pm. And Jimmy came up with the spelling.
I'm a few days late in posting this, but Happy Anniversary to my parents!! They celebrated 29 years on Monday!
Our family is big steak lovers. A couple years ago, my parents wanted to try out the new Mahagony's steakhouse. Little did they know how expensive this little restaurant down on Memorial really was. But they claim they ate the best steaks ever made. They have raved about this place constantly since that first encounter.
So for this year's anniversary, we all got treated to some fine steaks, delicious sides, the most tasty lobster cargot appetizer and not so good tea. The whole evening was divine!! I've included some pictures of the perfect night out!
A good steak is worth every penny! Happy 29 years mom and dad! We love YOU!
Jimmy - Grew up in Tulsa, graduated high school from Daniel Webster. Went to UCO, graduated in 2005 with communications degree. Works at our church as the College and Internationals Director. We all love his job!
Marisa - grew up in Edmond, graduated from Santa Fe in 2000. Started off at OBU for a year, but then returned home and finished up at UCO in ‘04 with a Communications degree also. Stay at home mom with the two greatest kiddos ever (in a mom's opinion!)
We got married in Sept. ‘05 and have loved everything that comes with marriage. Jadeyn was born April 27, 2009 and Brynlee arrived January 11, 2011. We are in love!
We are pretty much obsessed with a few things: playing cards/games, watching 24, traveling, family, college kids, Lottinville's, college football, our small group and our friends.