Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Introducing...

Karter Lynn
Born: September 16
1:01 AM
8lbs. 3 oz.
21 in.

Monday, September 14, 2009

C/Karter's Eve

So tomorrow is the big day!! I can't wait! I have 12 hours until I need to be at the hospital and I'm not even close to ready! I haven't packed my bag, shaved my legs, painted my toes or showered, the baby swing is still in a box, the crib isn't even put together yet and I'd still love to pick up some more things around the house and vacuum. We'll see if that last bit gets done!

When I had Keaton everything was ready months before he was born! There are a few factors as to why I'm not prepared this time around. First being that we don't know the sex so there's not a whole heck of a lot I can do to the room anyway. Second is that we just moved in here and I've been working on getting Keaton settled in and his room finished before I work on my unborn child's room that he/she wont even use for the first month! =) I realized once I had Keaton that everything doesn't have to be perfectly finished and in it's place right when you get home from the hospital! The baby will be sleeping in our room at first and Kyle will be home all day everyday the rest of the week so he'll be able to get a lot done during the day. I'm just a lot more relaxed I guess! =)

Last night I told Kyle that this was the last night for us to tuck Keaton in as an only child since he's staying at my parents house tonight. We all laid down in his bed and we started telling him that C/Karter was coming out out of my belly and we'd get to hold him/her soon, wasn't that cool! He said, "YES!" and threw his arms in the air. He said he was going to give C/Karter kisses! He's just so cute and he's really excited! I can't wait until he meets the baby! He's going to be such a great big brother!

As for me I really can't believe it's tomorrow!! I can't wait! Please keep us in your prayers and I'll post the sex as soon as I'm up to it! =) My guess is boy! =) We'll see! Oh and my feet...they look like Professor Klump from The Nutty Professor!! No lie! Actually my right foot does, the left isn't tooooo bad but it's just unbelievable what pregnancy can do to a girl! =) I honestly have no ankles at the moment! Just 2 tree trunks! I really should drink more water as I hardly drink any but oh well, baby will be out tomorrow!

Here's some video I took the other morning of him eating breakfast. I love the stage he's at right now, the kid cracks me up! =)

video

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

37 Weeks and 3 Days!

Well little C/Karter is doing great! We went to the doctor today and everything was good, heart rate was 144. The big news is that we're going to be meeting the little guy or girl in exactly a week!! Yes that's right, I'm being induced on Tuesday, September 15th!! It seems soooo surreal! We've been so busy lately and when you already have a "baby" to look after you're just not thinking about your pregnancy every second like you did with your first so when delivery date gets here it's like, "Whoa!! Really?? Already?". I can't believe I'll have 2 kids in a week!! So please keep our growing family in your prayers and pray for a healthy little baby to be brought into this world! =) Brought EASILY into this world would be nice! hehe! =)

So why am I being induced?? My family has BIG babies...you think that's funny but seriously! Me, all my cousins, and most of my nieces and nephews have all been 10+ pounds, including an 11lb 7oz!! So when I was pregnant with Keaton I told her my concern about this and she ended up monitoring his weight and induced me 5 days early and he ended up being 9lb. 2.5 oz. The delivery was pretty dramatic and I ended up having to stay 2 extra days in the hospital. Soooo, this time around she's been monitoring the weight again and baby is measuring just like Keaton so she decided to induce at 38 weeks instead of 39 like we did last time. She's thinking the baby will then be a 7-8 pounder so we'll see! I can't wait!!

I've loved C/Karter since the moment I saw a positive sign on that stick but on one hand I'm kinda sad that Keaton wont be my only baby anymore. I know this probably makes no sense to some of you (especially if you don't have kids yet) because I remember my sister talking about how much love she had for her one son and couldn't imagine loving another child so much. I thought she was so silly...of course you can love all your kids, it sounded ridiculous! But now that I know that love you have for your child I completely understand where she was coming from and after talking to all my friends that have more than one kid I found out they all felt the same way! You're excited about number 2 but apart of you is sad because you love your first child soooo much and you don't want your time with them, or attitude toward them to change at all. I know my heart will only grow and I'll love them both unconditionally but right now I want to soak up every second I have with Mr. Keaton! =)

Oh and talk about perfect timing... thank you God!! We're settled into our new "home"! After all the hard work we're now living here and loving it! Keaton got new bunk beds and I'm in the process of decorating his room so I'll be sure to post pics of that! Now all we need is to hang a few more things on the wall and bring C/Karter home and we'll be all settled in!! =) I can't wait and feel so blessed!
Keaton's first night in his new bed. He loves it, can't you tell!! =)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Canada and More!

September has started so that means tons of new things are going on at Scentsy!!





1. September's warmer of the month is this adorable Jack-O-Lantern and the Scent of the Month is Spiced Carmel Sugar...YUM! This warmer and scent is 10% off this month so get it before Halloween! I also started Kristin's Scent of the Month Club that you can join so check that info out on my website: www.scentsy.com/kristinkotzebue or contact me at kkotz04@hotmail.com for more info!


2. Anyone Know Anyone in CANADA!?! Do you live in Canada? Starting October 1st, Scentsy will have the ability to sell to and recruit team members in Canada. There aren't ANY consultants in Canada right now. Just imagine if you could be the very first consultant in an entire country. Your team would grow massively and so would your paycheck. Canadians have an amazing opportunity to get in on the company while it is brand new to their area. The first Scentsy consultant in America brings in a nice little paycheck of $75K a month! Wouldn't that be nice! =) You can sign up from my website starting Oct 1st to become one of the first Canadian consultants! Contact me if you, a friend, or relative that lives in Canada that would be interested!


3. NEW PRODUCTS :
-New Mid-sized warmers $25 (these are smaller than the normal warmers, yet bigger than a plug-in)
-Travel tins $5 -Scentsy System now $40 instead of $44
- Plug In Packages available now!! We also have plug ins available in lots of new colors!

4. NEW SCENTS: Most of the old favorites are still available but now there are lots of new scents for the winter months! Just to name a few newbies...Pomegranate Ice, Spiced Grapefruit, Christmas Tree, Coconut Macaroon, Cutiepie Cupcake, Coffee Shop, Mochadoodle, and MANY more!

5. Christmas is right around the corner so if you're wanting to earn free product for yourself or as Christmas gifts then get with me now to book your party! Obviously since I'm having a baby in about 2 weeks Sept. is the best month for basket parties. This is when you take my bag of smaller scent testers, catalogs, and order forms to work, your kids games/practices, share it with family and friends, anyone you can think of! It's an easy way to make lots of sales and earn your free stuff without having an actual party at your house. You can keep my stuff for a week or two while you make your rounds and then when you bring it back to me, we calculate how much free stuff you've earned! =) EASY!