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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

sad day

Pat's baby nephew passed away this morning. He was about 5 weeks old. He was 6 weeks premature and got to go home the other day with a heart monitor and sleep apnea machine. This morning Pat's brother and girlfriend woke up and realized that they had actually got some sleep (usually the monitor goes off b/c Gabe would stop breathing 5-10 times a night). They ran into check on him and he was blue. They called 911 and attempted CPR but it was too late. They have determined that the machines failed and didn't set off an alarm when he would stop breathing. As you can imagine, everyone is devasted. We are headed up there (Muskogee) tomorrow. Pat can't get off work today since he had already clocked in and they don't consider that immediate famliy. No news on when the funeral will be yet. Please keep our family in your prayers.
I can't even imagaine the grief. I haven't let Noah out of my sight today since I heard the news. I am sitting in his nursery right now watching him as he sleeps. I love my baby boy so much. I just want to hold him and never let him go.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

What an adventurous Christmas!!

We had an adventurous first Christmas with Noah. We drove to Henryetta Thursday early trying to bet the blizzard didn't quite work. It stared sleeting and snowing on us. Pat was very mad at me for insisting we go to my folks. We had a good time with family. Noah got lots of cute clothes and some toys. He had a good time with his cousins and grandparents and everyone. The real adventure started on the trip home Friday. Pat had to work today (saturday) so we had to get back. A noramlly 1 1/2 - 1 3/4 hours trip took us a little more then 5 hours. About Midwest city we were at a stand still for about 30 mins. Then Noah decided he had had enough of being in the car and started screaming, then the dog started barking b/c Noah was crying, then pat started commenting about how glad he was we made the trip. Then I started crying b/c it was getting dark and the roads were scary!!! SO then pat apologized for making me feel bad and Noah finally clamed down after I took him out of his seat for alittle bit. We will never do that again!!!!
But hey we have a great story to tell Noah about his 1st Christmas!!!!
Oh yeah and now Noah and I both have a cold!! and Noah is teething!!!!!!!!
Fun Fun!!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

2 month check-up!!

Today Noah had his 2 month check-up. He will be 10 weeks tomorrow so just little off on the dates but his doc was out of town last week.
He weighs 12lbs (50 percentile) and is 25 1/4 inches long (95 percentile)! The doc says he is doing great!!!! He actually didn't cry that much when he got his shots and recovered nicely. He stopped crying as soon as I picked him up. I cried when he cried but I recovered quickly as well.
School is going well. I still wish I didn't have to leave him but I have a great sitter and a great class.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

survived going back to work!

Ok going back to work was so hard. I was almost late because I didn't want to let him go. I cried so hard and held on so tight. Pat is taking him to the sitters since he doesn't have to be at work until 10 most days. When I got to school, I started crying everytime someone asked me how I was. How do you think I am I just left my 8 week old baby for the first time. The kids were so sweet though. They had all made me welcome back cards and told me they were going to keep me happy all day!! I rushed out as soon as I could. When I walked in the sitters house, Noah smiled and giggled. She said he did great!!!! ( thats what she said everytime I called, too )
Friday was easier , mainly because I was yelling at pat. He hasn't been feeling too good and wouldn't get out of bed. I told him he needed to take advantage of the time that I am still at home to take a shower and what not. He finally got up just as I was burping Noah and it was 5 min until I needed to leave. I said well I hope Noah will cooperate and let you get ready or you may just have to go to work stinky! He claimed that, that was his plan to distract me so I wouldn't cry as I was leaving (whatever!). I did cry a little in the car but nothing like the day before.
I'm glad next week is a short week!! only three days!!!! Thanks for all the well wishes!! I think it is going to be ok but still I would prefer to stay home with him. But the sitter is a close family friend and just has Noah and her child who is 2. On Tuesday and Thursday her little girl goes to sonshine school so she only has Noah for most of the day!!!!
Ok I am going to go love on my boy who is starting to wake up from his nap!!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

back to work tomorrow!!

I can't believe it has already been 8 weeks and I have to go back to work. Everytime I think about it I start crying. There was a couple of times today that Noah looked at me like whats wrong with you crazy woman!
I just can't bear the thought of being away from him all day. I will miss him so much. The babysitter doesn't know how he likes to be held while being rocked (ok I have told her and showed her severeal times when we have been at her house, letting Noah get to know her)But she won't do it as good as me! She can't make the silly noises that make him laugh like I can.
I know she will take really good care of him but I just don't want to leave him. I never dreamed it would be this hard. I can't imagine how I am going to be in the morning.
He felt a little warm this morning, so I was secretly hoping he had a fever so I could stay home with him tomorrow. No such luck, I mean I don't want him to be sick but I just want more time home with him.
So just think of me tomorrow as I am bawling my eyes out in the morning!! This is going to be the hardest thing I have ever had to do!

Sunday, October 4, 2009


Well today is my 26th birthday!!! We went to my church in Henyetta with my family. Everyone just loved all over Noah!!! It is so weird going back to church there because it is so small. Today attendance was 140 and thats good!! We had a good 'ol potluck lunch and then headed over to my parents. My older sister came over with the kids. My neice and nephews just love Noah (their only cousin)!!!
I remember when I was a kid and thinking what my life would be like when I was in my 20's.
I have everything I always wanted, a great husband, a wonderful child, a cozy home, a great career!! I can't believe I am now offically closer to 30 than 20!

Happy Birthday to me!!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

labor day weekend!

We had a great long weekend. We got to see both sides of the family. Noah got to meet his cousins. Everyone loved him so much. He got passed around so much. He slept good at night. I was concerned of how he would sleep with being away from home but he did good.
Time is going by way too fast!!! I can't believe Noah will be 4 weeks old tomorrow!! I don't want to go back to work in October. :(
I think Pat needs to get a second job and I will just stay home! I actually suggested this to him and I got a dirty look! He said he already spends to much time away from Noah.
The family is already asking us when we are coming back!! We told them they need to come see us first!

Thursday, August 20, 2009


These are the pics that were taken at the hospital when Noah was just 1 day old!!!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

1st doctors appointment!!! 6 days old

Noah had his first doctors appointment to check on his jaundice. He was a trooper!! All jaundice is gone. He is almost back to birth wieght. He is 9lbs and 1/2 ounces. He was 9lbs 4ounces at birth and 8lbs 6 ounces when he came home from the hospital.
He slept better last night. He slept from 12:00-2:30 and from 5:30-8:30.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Noah Patrick O'Bryan is Here!!!!

9lbs 4 oz
21 inches
I can't believe he is finally here!!! He love him so much!!! SO far he is a good baby, just kinda has his days and nightd switched. He was up from 12-5 last night but I still love him to peices!!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

c-section tomorrow

We are having a c-section tomorrow at 10 am!!! I can see the light!! They say he is about 9-10 pounds give or take a pound!!!! I will update as soon as possible but I will probably have to be completey out b/c they don;t know if they can get an epidural in or not.
Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers and please continue them as we go in for surgery tomorrow!!

Monday, August 10, 2009

still preggo

WEll went to my appointment today. We are doing an ultrasound tomorrow to determine what to do next. I am an emotional wreck!!! We went over to the hospital and did a NST and Noah is doing great so that is reasuring!!!

Just keep praying!!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

another trip to hospital and another trip home!!

I have been really nauseated and not being able to keep much of anything down since wednesday. Yesterday (friday) I wasn't feeling well at all and really weak. I tried to eat breakfast only to throw it all up later. I tried to rest and drink water. I started throwing up again that afternoon. Well apparently after throwing up I tried to get up and I ended up passing out and hitting my head. Pat heard me and came to see if I was ok. When I came to, I was in bed and pat was talking to the doctor. She told him to bring me in. It turns out I was severly dehydrated. 4 bags of fluids, anti-nausea meds, and 12 hours later we were sent home. So we stayed from 4pm yesterday to 4 am this morning. While I was there I starting having contractions but not dilating anymore. I am a 2-2 1/2 and 70% effaced. The nurse believes I have been in early labor for at least a week probably 2. The plan is to see the doctor on monday (if still preggo) all the nurses thinks she will induce but we shall see!! Pat started his leave yesterday. He said he just doesn't feel comfortable leaving me home alone. If he hadn't been home yesterday, who knows how long I would've been passed out in the bathroom.

Hopefully, she will induce monday or I will have him this weekend!!! Just keep us in your prayers!!!

Thursday, August 6, 2009


I can't wait until this pregnancy is over!!! I went to the hospital early Tuesday morning about 1 am with strong contractions only to be sent home about 3 hours later b/c everything slowed down and I wasn't dialting pass a 2. Today I was suppose to have an appointment at 10:30. I woke up at 5am with contractions about 5 min apart. By about 9:30 they got stronger and were about 3 min apart. I called the doc to see if she wanted me to keep my appointment or come in ealier, etc. They told me just to go over to the hospital. After 2 1/2 hours, I got sent home again b.c I wasn't progessing and contractions had almost completely stopped and still a 2. Discharge instructions were to make an appointment for early next week to discuss options.
I have an appointment on monday (if I am still pregnant).
I am due saturday and I am miserable!! My back is killing me and I can't hardly sleep and have been extremely nauseated and thowing up just about everything I eat.
I thought for sure I would've had him by now!!! I am so over being pregnant!!!!! I don't know, I am just venting!!!!
Just keep us in your prayers!!!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


I have had so much energy the last few days. I have just been so restless! The last two days I have... went to almost every store imaginable just to browse..(okay I have spent a little money), cleaned the kitchen (this includes the inside and outside for that matter of stove, microwave and fridge and mopping the floor), cleaned both bathrooms (including scrubbing the tubs) gave the dog a bath (complete with blowdry and brushing), cleaning out my husband's nasty, nasty car (including getting out the carpet shampooer and cleaning the seats and floors) and rearrange our dvd collection. I'm sure I am forgetting something that I did!
Some of my freinds are saying that I am nesting and that Baby Noah is on his way!!! I have about 2 weeks and a few days till my due date!! So we will see if I make it! I'm ready to see my baby boy!!!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

pics of the nursery!

growth chart


changing table

murral on wall
The nursery is finally done, now all we need is a baby boy to put in it!!!!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

34 week ultrasound!

Today we had our 34 week ultrasound. They were running an hour and half behind!!! Noah weighs 5 pounds 11 oz. They said if he goes to term he will be 8 pounds!!
I was so tired of waiting by the time they finally called us back, so was Pat!! We finally got a few good pics. Noah was moving all around as usual and he is also so far down it was hard to get a look at his face!!
*** Oh yeah and the bright spot/hole on Noah's heart has completely gone away!!!
God is good!!!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

baby shower!!

Thanks to everyone who attended my baby shower and/or sent a gift!! Your guys are so sweet!!! We got some really cute stuff! Thanks to my wonderful hostesses! I feel so blesssed to be apart of such a wonderful church group. It has always been really hard for me to make friends b/c I am really shy but you guys have all made me feel so welcome!!!
I can't wait to meet baby Noah!!!

my stroller!!!! I love it!!

Me with my hostesses (minus Joanne North)

my really cute cake!!!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

can't sleep!

I can't sleep. I have been up for about an hour so since about 5:45 am mostly due to heartburn, back pain, and the baby moving around but also due to I'm such a worrier.
I worry about everything from the big stuff to the smallest detail. Like right now, I just want Baby Noah to be healthy, And I am already worried about leaving him in daycare when I go back to work. I'm worried I won't be able to breastfeed and I really want to. I'm worried I won't be able to balance it all... work, baby, household chores etc!
I know like I said I'm a worrier. The newest thing to my list is my baby shower. We had to change it to next Sunday June 28th. We were suppose to have it on July 12th but we didn't realize that, that was mission sunday. I'm worried that noone is going to know about it and that noone will come. I know that sounds selfish. I am just really self conscious and always read to much into things. I just keep having this dream that I am at the baby shower and noone shows up, not even my hostess. I'm sure it will be fine!
I am also worried about my family. My dad lost his job. My mom is on disability and so is my brother. My mom helps my brother with a few paper routes but that is the only other source of income right now. My dad is the sole provider. Dad keeps saying there is no use even looking for a job b/c there is nothing out there. My little sister doesn't seem to understand why she can't have certain things and it is really stressing out my dad. I have just been praying that something will turn up for him.
I just need to stop worring and give it to God. Maybe I will try to get some sleep now!

Monday, June 8, 2009

7 years!!!

Our First Date!!!!!!! (yes Pat has green hair)

Our wedding party!!!!!!

Pat and I, so young and naive!!!!!
Today is our 7 year anniversary. I can't believe we have been married for 7 years. We have come a long way. We have had our ups and downs but that has made our relationship what it is today and has made us stronger!!!!
I can't believe in 2 months, we will have our first child!!!!
I love you Patrick!!!

Friday, May 29, 2009

last day of school!!

I can't believe another year has come to an end. This year was hard because I am losing 4 5th graders that I have had for 2 years! I love those kids and I will miss them a lot. This week has also been hard b/c I have been on half days due to my contractions. I convinced everyone to let me work all day today and I am exhausted!!! I had a great year this year. I will be getting 4 new kids next year and my year will be different but I am looking forward to it!!!
I also got the " Most Stubborn and she better not be here to accept this award", I was there and so everyone got a good laugh out of that! I love everyone I work with. They have really helped out this week when I have been on half days. They have asked my TAs what they could do to help. I especially have great TAs and a great principal!!!!
I am looking forward to a relaxing summer and having my baby boy!!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

28 weeks pregnant!

Today I had my 28 week appointment. It went well. My doctor said my uterus is irritable and practicing!!! I was actually contracting at the appointment today. She kept me until they slowed down. It took a lot less time then at the hospital friday night!! She wants me to stay off my feet as much as possible! Thank goodness, I only have 1 week of school left!!!!!!!!
I have gained 25 punds thus far and she said I should gain about 10 more pounds. Gosh, I hope I can lose all this weight quickly!!!
I am looking forward to a long weekend.
The nursery is just about ready. We just need to put up the border and my friend is coming to paint a murral on one of the walls.
Pat did a great job getting it 90% done!!!!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

3D ultrasound and school baby shower

He wasn't being very cooperative! He is a squirmy little guy. He was moving all around. He was finally still long enough to get a few pics. Here he is with his fingers in his mouth!!!
Everything is looking great! Today he measured 2 pounds 3 ounces and right on target with our due date!!!
After school today, we had my baby shower at school. It was so nice. We got a lot of cute stuff!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

give away for a boy yay!!

yay I'm excited this give away is for a boy. It is super cute!!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

24 weeks and a z-pack!!!!

I had my 24 weeks check up today. I determined I was going to ask for some meds. I just can't fight this cold thing I have had for about 3 weeks now. Turns out I have a sinus infection. My doctor said I should've asked sooner and to never be afraid to ask. I thought I was just being a weenie and couldn't handle a little cold. My little guy is still measuring a week ahead but we are not going to change my dates. I did my gestational diabetes test today. I hope it turns out ok.
Also, My doc is going to send me for a specialized high def 3d/4d ultrasound. She said she was reviewing my last ultrasound and the placenta was a little high. I asked her what that meant and she said it was nothing to worry about and didn't eleborate. She said she just wanted to get a closer look at things. So we will see how that turns out!
I am glad to get a z-pack and I hope to start feeling better soon!!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Special Olympics!!!

Today we went to Special Olympics in Putnam City. The kids were so excited!!!!
They did so good!! We got serveral first places and second places!!!! I am so proud of the kids!
We had a fun day but my feet are killing me.
Being on your feet all day, running from event to event, and running with kids for motivation is not recommended when you're 22 weeks pregnant!!!
Oh yeah, and I got a sunburn on my face!! Who knew that would happen in 60 degree weather!!!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

20 week appointment!!!

I had my 20 week appointment today!!! Everything is going great!!! I have gained 12 pounds in total. I thought that was a little much but the doctor said I was right on track. I also learned that I probably won't be able to have an epidural due to my back being mostly metal. My doc said we will need to talk to the anesthesiologist but she guesses I won't be able to. Thats a bummer! Oh well, I guess I need to prepare for pain!

I have had a good week back at work. I really do miss those kids when we have a break! They are such good kids. They are so excited about the baby!!!! They rub and kiss the belly about a thousand times a day!!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

ultrasound today!!!

We had our complete ultrasound today. Our little boy is quite the show off. He was doing summer saults, sucking his thumb, and playing peek a boo. He was waving his fist at us, as if he was telling us to leave him alone. We already love him so much!!!

I am so glad it is spring break!!! I have a week off and nothing that I have to do !!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

16 week appointment!!!!!!

We had our 16 week appointment today!!!! At first, she was having a little trouble finding the heartbeat b/c the baby kept moving around. So, she sent us down the hall to get an ultrasound. The tech found it right away!!! 154 bpm!!! Then she said ohhh!!! We were like what was that. She said well I think I can tell the sex, do you want to know or do you want to wait for your next appointment. Pat and I looked at each other and said OF COURSE WE WANT TO KNOW!!!!!! Right when she said that, the legs closed!! So I got up and moved around a little and went to the bathroom then came back. Then we saw it!!!! He is proud of what he's got. IT'S A BOY!!!!!!!
We are really excited!! I had an inking that it was a boy at first and then the heart rate was high so it put some doubt in my mind!! He is already a tricky little boy.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

food poisoning on top of morning sickness...not a good combo

So after being up all night friday night, We determined it was probably something other than morning sickness. I started throwing up about 1am and didn't stop until about noon on saturday. Then I thought I was feeling a little better and tried some chicken broth but I threw that up as well. I kept trying to take my anti-nausea meds but couldn't keep it down.
After some gatorade, I was finally able to keep some broth down about 6pm last night.
I can't remember the last time I have been that sick. I think pat thought he was going to have to take me to the ER. He said if you don't keep this broth down (the one at 6pm) I am taking you to the ER.
I was still a little weak this morning, so Pat let me stay home while he went to church. I am doing pretty good now. I kept down some soup and I am feeling a lot stronger.
I don't think I will be eating chinese at the mall for a while.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

no school again and 12 week appointment!!!!

I can't believe we were out of school again today!!!! That gave me a chance to make-up my 12 week appointment. I called to reschedule (they closed tuesday due to weather) and they asked If I could come today. I said you betcha!!!!!! Everything is going great. Pat couldn't make it on such late notice but the doctor let me call him so he could hear the heartbeat!!! It was a strong heartbeat of 160!!!! We are so happy that everything is going well. It looks like we will be back in school tomorrow. I am getting a little bored.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

icey weather!!

Maybe I will get out of my PJ's tomorrow (or not :)!!)

I am so glad to have a day off of work today but now I am feeling a little trapped. Pat took the four wheel drive vehicle to work and gave me strict orders to not go outside. I was suppose to have my 12 week appointment today but they cancelled all appointments. I was really looking forward to checking on the baby today but I guess it will have to wait. I'm hoping school will be cancelled again tomorrow but I am so bored!!!!!!!!!