Saturday, April 26, 2008

7:16, 5 lbs 4 oz., 18 in

Myka is here! She was born today via C-section.  Erin is doing fine...Mike is excited.

She is beautiful! Can't wait to see her....

Mykaela Astrid

Friday, April 25, 2008

Mykaela Astrid Strong is on her way!!

My mom just called and said that Erin was admitted to the hospital today because of her high blood pressure.  They were planning to keep her about a week for treatment and observation, but I guess her pressure spiked so they decided to induce.  (I hope I'm getting this right!)

Hopefully, Erin will have a good labor and we'll have a beautiful baby Myka this weekend (maybe on Taylor's birthday?)  Mom and I are planning on going up to help a bit for a few days after the baby comes...probably this Monday or Tuesday.  I bet Mike's getting anxious and nervous, but he'll be a great dad.  This has been a long time coming. 

(I'm so excited for you guys!!!  You know you are in our prayers and we'll see you as soon as we can get there.  Give that baby kisses for me, and hugs for you both!)  Not that they'll have time to read my  blog but it had to be said.  

We're good...getting ready for Taylor's big bash tonight.  Love to everyone! See you soon.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Birthday Details

We are doing a very low key, out-to-dinner, sleepover with video games and movies on Friday Night for Tay and 3-4 of her friends.  We will probably do a Family get-together on Saturday and all are invited!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

ATTENTION, All family members with a Wii

My birthday party is on Friday & I was wondering if i could borrow their Wii please it would be the bestest.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Good Experience

As you could tell from the video, Taylor did an awesome job at her Talent Show.  She went to school Monday and received many congratulations and high fives from classmates, friends, and teachers. It was a huge boost to her confidence and helped many in the school get to know her.  She was bubbling with pride and a sense of accomplishment, although I don't think she knew that...she just said it was the best day ever!!!  We are so very proud of her.

Shaylie suddenly seems all grown up to me.  She is doing great in school, of course, and she has many friends in the neighborhood.  She has also developed a keen interest in money and business.  She is always asking me if she can sell her things and she wants to earn and spend her money all the time.  I am trying not to discourage her as I am rather entrepreneurial myself, but it is hard to keep up with her sometimes.  She has some great ideas and I hope that she will always have this spirit.  We'll see where it takes her (and me!)

I've spent much of the past two weeks being sick.  The constant pain in my back makes me nauseous and gives me migraines,  combine that with other monthly ills or stress or even my jaw issues and I don't do too well.  I'm doing my best to come up with a plan for seeing a doctor/chiropractor of some kind.  My trouble is that I don't know who to see.  My family doctor is useless.   We'll see.

Scott has been great and helpful while I've been down.  He's always a great help around the house, but he's stepped up a lot and I appreciate it.  He's busy as usual but I'll let him post his news.

No school this Thursday and Friday for the girls. I'm likely heading to Grand Junction with my Mom since Anissa can't go.  The girls will want to stay home and go the the Kite Festival, I'm sure.  I'll be back Sunday or Monday.  More news to come soon...

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Taylor's Dance Performance

Here is Taylor's performance, you will probably need a high-speed connection to see it.


Thursday, April 3, 2008

A Houseful of Visitors

We'll be having many visitors this weekend...starting tonight.  My mom is coming to watch Taylor in her Talent Show tomorrow.  (The Practice went well, BTW...but she is still nervous.) But she'll leave tomorrow afternoon.  She's still working on tiling her bathroom. 

Then Saturday, my dad is coming to spend some time with us on their way to Phoenix for their niece's wedding.  It will be good to see them, as always.  Anissa, Anje and Chad will likely stop by as well.  So our house will be hopping.  It's good weather for Spring in St. George!!!!

I don't know if I've mentioned this before (I didn't want to jinx anything) but, my brother Mike and his wife are expecting a baby in mid-May, and I'm so excited for my new little niece's arrival.  Her name will be Mykaela Astrid Strong.  Erin just had an appointment yesterday to check for Placenta Previa, but it turned out that she is fine.  I have a bunch of little things for the family and I am hoping to be able to go visit them in Denver when the little sweetie is born.  Yay!!!  I think she'll have red hair, but we'll have to wait and see. 

We've been doing some (a lot) of work on our yard and house lately...hmm, maybe that's why my back is out?!?!....and the yard is looking good.  Now I'm thinking of many different ways to spend our tax refund/stimulus money.  Some of our wish-list projects:  we want to put concrete curbing in the backyard, or paint the house, or I want to upgrade appliances inside, or we could pay down credit card, but that's not as much fun.  Then, of course, there's always the pool dream.  And my bathroom remodel.  So many dreams, so little cash...

Thanks for checking in....hope things are well wherever you are.  Check back again for more exciting news from the Jesienouski's...

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

My Aching Back

I have been having back issues over the past week...isn't it funny (not really) how I just start feeling like I make progress physically and I get some big setback that puts me back on the's very depressing.

Sunday I was having major spasms and migraine, so I stayed home from church but I went to work Monday even thought I still felt shaky.  After about 2 hours, it was so evident that I wasn't going to make it, so I went home and slept for the rest of the afternoon.  Yesterday was a little better, but I still can't do anything prolonged, so today I am going to the oncall whoever at the Doctor's office.  I just don't know who to call or I would have made an appointment on Monday.  At least they can give me something to relax my muscles and for pain, maybe.  I'm dreading it actually....I think I need therapy.

We did get Taylor's costume for the Talent Show this Friday.  She is VERY NERVOUS and excited!  She has a dress rehearsal on Thursday after school and I think that will help settle her nerves.  She is so brave and amazing! I never could have done this when I was her age.

As for Shaylie, it turns out she is going to two camps this summer.  Her GS troop decided to take the girls to Trefoil for a Troop Camp in July.  It will be over the 24th holiday though, so we'll miss her, but I think she'll have fun.  She'll go by herself (with Taylor) to camp first so she'll be an experienced camper by the time she goes with all the girls.  We'll keep you posted.

I've got the Millard 88 Reunion website up and running...and people are even visiting it! Yay!  Check it out! It's actually been kind of fun getting involved with this...I think I'm looking forward to it..who knew?