Yeah!! We finally got the tree up and I got 20% of my shopping done all in one day!

So far behind!!

Christmas is next week!! Where did the time go? I'm embarrassed to say I haven't even started my Christmas shopping. We haven't even put up our tree yet!! I told Kemper it was alright with me if we didn't put out our tree this year because we always spend Christmas at my parents, but he really wants it up so we plan on doing that when he gets home from work. I don't know why we have been such procrastinators this year, but next year we are starting Christmas when all the stores start putting out their decorations, the day after Halloween, maybe they aren't so crazy after all!!

Heartburn & Hair!!??

It is 2:45 am and I am up with the worst case of heartburn and I think I may die, no really I might, it's that bad! I have already taken Zantac, some tums and a glass of milk. Nothing seems to help so I am frantically searching the internet for a remedy, but instead I find articles about how women with frequent heartburn during pregnancy have hairy babies. Great! Please just let it be on his head!
Pregnant Mothers with Heartburn Can Expect Babies with Lots of Hair
New Study Shows Old Wives' Tale to Be True
By Frogdoc, published Jul 18, 2007

There are many wives tales associated with pregnancy. Most of these deal with gender-prediction and include such clues as the baby's heartrate, whether the mother is carrying the baby high or low, where the mother is carrying extra weight. One wives' tale deals with how much hair your baby will have: If you struggle with heartburn during pregnancy, your baby will have a lot of hair. This belief, like many others, has been chalked up to myth although some mothers swear it is true.

It turns out that these mothers may be right after all. Researchers at Johns Hopkins have released a study in the journal Birth showing that a correlation between heartburn and the hairiness of a newborn actually exists.

The research was conducted by Kathleen Costigan, a registered nurse in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at John Hopkins, and colleagues. The study followed 64 women throughout pregnancy. These women were asked to rank the severity of their heartburn symptoms. When their babies were born, two independent observers rated the thickness of the newborn hair using photographs taken after birth.

Seventy-eight percent of the pregnant women reported some level of heartburn, and were able to participate in the study. Of the 28 women who reported moderate to severe heartburn during pregnancy, 82% gave birth to babies with above average hair thickness. Of the 12 women who reported no heartburn symptoms at all, 83% gave birth to babies with very little or no hair.

Costigan writes "Contrary to expectations, it appears that an association between heartburn severity during pregnancy and newborn hair does exist." She adds, "We've heard this claim hundreds of times, and I've always told people it's nonsense. Since the study came out, I've had to eat a lot of crow."

While investigating this myth, I personally ran across a number of websites that are going to have to do the same.

It's a boy!!

I was right! We are having a little boy! Kemper James II is on his way!! He weighs a little over 1 pound right now and everything looks like it is growing just right. My due date was originally April 22nd, then bumped up to the 16th, now they say it looks like it will be around April 13th! Either our dates were off or were are going to have a BIG boy! Kemper weighed 10 lbs 2oz when he was born and I weighed 5 lbs 12oz, so I think baby K will weigh around 7lbs 7oz, which I think will be a perfect size. Place your bets!!

Happy Birthday !! to me!!

Amazingly I took turning 31 years old well. I decided that I was going to be 31 years young. Why stay young when each year things get better and better? I have a great husband, great family, great job, a baby on the way, what else could I ask for? We celebrated by going out to dinner followed by cake and presents. The picture is of my adorable nephew Nolan wishing me a happy birthday.

Fontainebleau and American Airlines's motto!

Fontainebleau Lobby

Bienvenidos a Miami

Last week my job sent me to Miami Florida to attend The Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society conference. We stayed on South Beach at the Hotel Fontainebleau. It had reopened a few weeks before our arrival after a 1 billion dollar renovation. Its grand opening was even televised because Victoria's Secret held their fashion show there, so we were really excited to stay there. Although my excitement was brought to a halt when my luggage did not arrive, and American Airlines had no record of it. Not that I was surprised A.A. never fails to disappoint me. All they said was "we're sorry and keep calling this number". I was so mad I had packed everything and all I had with me was my coat that I didn't even need in Miami! It was late when we arrived at the hotel to check in, and apparently this hotel was the place to be at night. The hotels lobby looked like a night club, with its bar, fancy white leather couches, and its blue lighted floors. The check in counter had very dim lighting and its main source of light were candles placed at the ends of the the counters. I put my coat on the counter and I was digging in my purse for my ID when my friend Amber asked me if I smelt fire. We both then turned and looked to see my coat on fire!! Apparently they had put candles under the counter and when I put my coat down part of it came in contact with one of the candles. Great! I have no luggage and the one thing I did have was now on fire!! The Manager came out and said he was sorry and and they would get back to me about what they could do about the coat. So the next day came and I waited and waited for my luggage, checking the front desk every hour ( still wearing the clothes from the day before) finally I called AA and they said that they had found my luggage and had delivered it to the hotel early that morning. So I went to the front desk and they said that they had not received it yet, by this time I was furious, now the stupid hotel lost my luggage!! As I was walking back to my room I saw a bell hop and asked him to take me to where they kept all the luggage and sure enough there was my bag all alone, with my name plastered all over it! They had had it all day long!! and just like AA and the manger about my coat all they could say was sorry. Finally after days of trying to contact the manager about my coat he agreed to pay me for my coat after had heard about my luggage problem. What a mess!! and to top things off going home our flight was delayed because of mechanical problems! I love AA!!

Pink or Blue??

Baby "K" is now 20 weeks old and the size of a small cantaloupe! My next Dr's appointment is on December 12th and that is when we get to find out if baby "K" is a boy or girl. Kemper would like a boy so he can have a golf partner and someone to watch football 24/7 with him. I don't mind either way, Although I do have a feeling that it is a boy. I guess we will just have to wait and see!!
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