Monday, December 29, 2008

Merry Christmas

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Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

Today was my due date, but instead of being in the hospital, or being at home wondering when I would be ready to go to the hospital, and all of the other questions that go with delivery, like, is everything going to be ok? How long will it take? How bad is it going to be? How much weight am I going to loose? Instead of questions like these, Katie, Jayme and I get to hang out at home and pass out candy. This is much better than the alternative.
As a side note, that fateful Tuesday that I got admitted to the hospital with a serious illness, the first thing that the nurses did, before they checked my vitals, or explained what was going on, or even before we were settled into our room, was to give us a little Halloween tee-shirt and a hat. I have to admit, I wasn't really thinking baby at the time, I still had three weeks to go, and I wasn't sure what to think of the gesture, other than the nurses were really excited about babies. Now that three weeks have passed, my child and I are at home and mostly healthy (the cold is still hanging on a little) it is fun to put on the shirt and wish you all a happy Halloween.
P.S. I tried to get a cute one, but it just woundn't be.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Katarina is Here!

Katie was born on October 10th a little after 5:00 pm. She weighed 6 lbs. 13 oz. and was 21 in. long. She also was three weeks early. Virginia went in for her weekly check-up in Stayton on that Tuesday and was admitted to the hospital for preeclampsia. Mom and baby were monitored for a couple of days and Virginia was induced on Thursday evening. Clareese, Virginia's mom, and Peggy and Reed, Jayme's parents, were there to welcome their granddaughter into the world. We were not planning on giving birth in Stayton, but we had problems with our insurance. It was at least an hour drive for everyone that came to visit and help out. We got home on Sunday. Peggy and Reed had been busy at our place bringing over baby stuff because we were not quiet ready for Katie to come, in fact, all we really had was a crib, thanks to my grandma, and a car seat/stroller, which Jayme had quickly ordered on line, and had to pay a bunch extra for a speedy delivery. Katie spent her first week on a billie blanket. She was a bit orange and the blanket helped her body gt rid of old blood cells. Last Friday Katie came down with a little cold. Mommy and Daddy soon got it. We have spent this week and home doing very little, trying to adjust to our new sleep pattern, which really doesn't have much of a pattern at all yet, and trying to get healthy. Katarina is a very pleasant baby. She enjoys being held, eating, having her hands at her face, and visiting with grandparents. She does not like having her temperature taken. We are very happy to have her in our family.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Do you smell burning feathers?

So we had an exciting evening today. Over the course of an hour I had noticed a smell of burnt eggs or wires starting to come over the apartment, but since we weren't cooking I tried to ignore it. Especially since an outdoor bbq place is in the neighborhood. The smell continued to get worse and upon investigating the kitchen I found it very hazy. Of course, I couldn't get the managers to answer any of their 'emergency' numbers so after a quick consultation with the father figure, I gave the Orem police a call and filled them in on our situation. Just minutes later a cop and a fire truck arrived to sniff in my kitchen. Here's a pic for Keegan. Anyways, long story short, after the fire guys left, the manager showed and started checking out the connecting apartments and found that our lower next door neighbors had left a pot of eggs boiling on high and forgotten them. The pan was glowing red and smoking and there was a roll of paper towels right next to the stove. So I'm not crazy and its a good thing I called! What a night. We look forward to moving out and coming back to Oregon. Oh, and here are some pictures from when we were back over my birthday break.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Joining the Crowd

Ummmmm.....Oct 31, 2008. Here are some pictures:). Can we say potential devil child? Thanks for your support. We love you all and are very excited to become parents. The first 'Glasmann' child. Jackie...Keegan and Kayden are gonna have to play second fiddle now:P. So Virginia isn't always feeling well, I'm still learning to deal with my genetic disorder (read Thyroid problem), and we make quite the pair. Don't have energy to do anything...nothing sounds good to eat. Oh's little challenges. Love you all.
(editor's note: next post...might be another month. deal with it)