Sunday, March 29, 2009

Name Changes

Ok so after many many sleepless nights and prodding we are going to change the babies name.

She will be called Fiona-Ann Caoimhe Green.... many of you are probably wondering where the heck did I come up with that. Well Caoimhe is Irish Gaelic and shares the same root as Kevin. Its pronounced Kee-va. and its meaning is "gentleness, loveliness, grace". I wanted what will probably be our only biological child to have a part of Kevins name so I was lucky enough to be doing research and find this.

Kevin was very excited even tho hes still trying to figure out how that makes the sound Kee-va LOL

Oh well the Irish had it figured it out and so thats good enough for me.. and yes her actual first name will be Fiona-Ann. Which Moira is working very hard on learning. Tho it sounds more like Fema when she says it.

Just wanted to share the update... hope all is well with everyone
Christin, Kevin Moira & Fiona-Ann

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

27 Weeks

Not that anything super exciting has happened... except that she is growing so fast its amazing. I still dont really have a prego belly just look fat lol.. but if I follow after my sisters I will just wake up one day and BAM uber pregnant.

I had my first Braxton -Hicks Contraction... that was a wee bit freaky... I was overly tired stressed and hungry so I think that helped bring that on. Didnt hurt but was most certainly odd. :) She has decided shes a night owl so sleep is a rare and elusive thing but I cat nap during the day and Moira is good at entertaining herself while I do. One more week and I will be in the third trimester which then her chances of survival go up to 80% so thats always nice to hear.

For those of you who dont know.. there was a rather large and scary accident on Kevin's location last week... the crane that moves the 46,000 pnd unit he works on broke. Which then dropped the unit... I was so glad to hear that everyone was ok. When Kevin got home he was telling me everyones story where they were etc... and I said well did you see it? Where were you when it happened...

He gave me the look and I realized he was being quiet because I was about to flip. He had been under it when it fell, and had to run and then dive out of the way. So I was freaking out, and am still having nightmares but Heavenly Father protected him and the rest of the crew, and so once again we are counting our blessings.

Tho he is out of work (well shopped) till the unit is fixed hes keeping a smile on his face. He got to leave yesterday morning for Edmonton, Alberta to drive the unit up to be fixed.. so is excited to be road tripping to somewhere new.

So I am sure he will have a story or two about his little adventure when he gets back which will hopefully be Fri or Sat.

Love you all
Christin, Kevin, Moira & Fiona

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Miss Fiona-Jane Ann Green......

Unless she comes out and obviously has to have different name thats what our little Toadettes name will be....

Fiona because I love that name and it goes so well with Moira.

Jane & Ann two women I would love my daughter to be like.... women with courage, heart and a love for their family and things they beleive in.
Jane an ancestor who stood up to a mob of men 9 months pregnant with a shotgun to protect people she cared about and a cause she beleived in
And Ann after my Mother .... I dont have to say anymore she is a blessing to more people than she realizes :)

We were so excited on Monday to get to see her move and yawn and try to pick a fight with the nurse that kept poking her. She didnt want to wake up but when she did we got to see her stretch, yawn and wiggle her way around. It was the neatest thing I have ever experienced.

Its one thing to feel weird little movements but then to see the baby move and feel it WOW

I couldnt help but grin and cry a little... I still have a hard time realizing that not only were we given a miracle with Moira but now we are given a second one with Fiona. How lucky can a person really be? I guess you can look at me and Kevin and see the answer to that :)

Honestly never thought I would get to feel what other mothers felt and I was ok with that, Moira is more of a gift than I thought I would ever receive. For years it was a huge struggle for Kevin and I . More me... I always felt a huge amount of guilt that I wasnt able to get pregnant, felt like Kevin got had gotten a bad deal, tho he never felt that way. :) Kevin is quite possibly the most perfect man I have ever met. Those of you who know him would have to agree hes pretty wonderful. Even tho I still want to beat him sometimes lol

He has really been my rock, I dont know how I could have made it thru the things I have with out him by my side. I used to have what he would call mini melts.. just sadness for days not that I could really control i could just feel the need and want to have children or after Moira more children and it felt like a heavy thing on my chest. Would be hard to breathe hard to think and hard to see most anything around you that was good :) Then Kevin would find some way to break thru to me and I knew with out a doubt no matter how things turned out he would love me :)

He even knew which songs I needed to listen to so that I could bawl my eyes out.. put my big girl pants on and get back to where I needed to be :) Which sandwich to bring me that would make me happy and always which rootbeer I loved when I was homesick :) All I can say Emma and Lynn is I dont know if the other sons are the same as Kevin but you raised someone you should be proud of on a daily basis. No one could ask for a better father, husband, provider and best friend...

Sorry not meaning to be to sappy today but I really am just so grateful for all that I have been blessed with :)

Anyway now that I have dripped tears on the keyboard lol... I am trying to upload the video clips of Fiona's ultrasound but it wont do it.. So hopefully soon.

I did find the print I want to base the girls room around. Jody has been wonderful enough to help me out with ideas so we can start outfitting their room/nursery. I am so excited... this picture is perfect!!! (Cicely Mary Barker apple blossom fairy)

Friday, January 16, 2009

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Thursday, December 18, 2008


Thanks everyone for responding how you have been .... Its so much fun.
So Rana wanted to know if I get nauseous by smells... not too bad really.
The other day Jody opened a can of ham and I about died. But is just depends.

Soooo... this blogs topic is Nightmares... I have been having the funkiest dreams.
Usually they are world ending nazi returning horrible type things but the last couple of nights
just weird.

Two nights ago I dreamt I went into labor and I called Kevin to come home and take me in.
He couldnt take a crew truck so I had to venture out into unmarked BLM land and try to find him. Sorry but unless your some sort of indian tracker its not so easy to find well locations. So I am driving around in the sage brush and finally have to just pull over to deliver. Mo of course is not happy just sitting in the car... so here is the kicker as I am giving birth in the sage brush and prairie land animals flood into help me.

Yes thats right I had a jack rabbit and an antelope assisting in my birth.


but oh well better than the nazis coming back and burning down Middleton. Yep thats happened.
So tell me all about your freaky dreams and weird phobias. This should be an extra exciting comment page.

Oh and HOLY COW i woke up one day last week and all of sudden there was a baby bump and a new stretch mark... I wasnt informed that your body could so easily mutate in one night but now I know. So pants dont fit and I look like I have been eating too many holiday yummies. But i love that I can tell Toad is growing.

Also figured out the names for sure... if a boy Daniel-Ian Cluff Green, girl... Fiona Jane Green...
Jane (Melissa Jane Whitehorn ) after an ancestor who was one tough mama :)

Love sent to you all.... Have a super fabulous Christmas & New Year


Thursday, December 4, 2008

14 Weeks!!!!

Angry Baby.......

So we have figured out that Toad is just like his/her mother and does not like Toady space to be invaded.

At the ultrasound when they pushed down around toad he went crazy and today at my appt did the same thing with the fetal heart monitor thingy... lots and lots of movement. It was so neat to hear and to hear the heart beat.. what a relief to hear it.

Wanted to say thanks for all the comments I get back on my blog... Heidi you crack me up!!! Its so nice to be able to share this with everyone and have them comment and be involved too.

So since I know people will comment back let try something fun... I want to know what everyones cravings were. So far I crave fruit flavored items ie: Black Forest Gummy Bears, fruit smoothies, juicy pear jelly bellies, that bubble gum that is striped like a zebra ( yes that stuff is still around with two flavor packs to choose from), and pineapple.

Other than that I dont really have cravings chocolate does really nothing for me these days.. which saddens me it has been such a very good friend to me. Seems like a betrayal when I look at it and feel nothing.

Oh well I am sure me and a box of butter rum caramels will makeup very nicely in the future.

So I am almost 14 weeks so that means 2nd trimester. YAY!!!!!! and I already am feeling so much better and have so much more energy than I did even a week ago.

Happy Days!!! and I got my very first clearanced (as that is the only way to buy) piece of maternity clothing at Target!! I am officially a shopper of maternity clothes for me WOW!!!!
Here is a pic of what Toad looks like right now.. according to the what to expect when your expecting crowd

Sunday, November 16, 2008

So week 11... I need some advice!

OK so here is your chance to give me all your little hints and tips on how to deal with pregnancy....
I think I have the morning sickness thing down... I know what to do and what not to do to aggrivate. But I am having horrible leg cramps at night... so give it to me... what should I do for them?
Ok so week 11 the Lil Toad is (From what to expect when your expecting)

"Slightly more than two inches long now and weighing about a third of an ounce, your fetus is growing by leaps and bounds when you are 11 weeks pregnant. And so is his or her head, which is equal in length to the rest of the body (don't worry — all fetuses are top-heavy). On the crown of that large head (and over the rest of the body), hair follicles are forming. Fingernail and toenail beds begin to develop this week and by next week, the nails themselves will start to grow (so don't forget to add a baby nail clipper to your to-buy list).
Your baby's body is straightening and his or her torso is lengthening (sounds like a yoga pose, doesn't it?). Other poses your baby can assume now: stretches, somersaults, and forward rolls. And while you can't tell this baby's gender by its cover yet, testes are developing if it's a boy and ovaries if it's a girl. "
So I dont have more pictures of the baby but Jody got me hooked on digital scrapbooking so here are my first pages of Moira... its supposed to be a lil book... when you print it out and put it all together.
Love you all...