Friday, March 25, 2011

If you didn't know...He's Here!

Yes this is a month late. If you didn't know already (meaning you're not a friend of Bob's on facebook) we had our baby

(Me 2 days before I had him)
Jordan Vyrl Bateman was born on February 18 at 10:59 am. He weighed 7 lbs 2 oz and was 20 in long. I was scheduled to be induced on Friday morning the 18th. I had been having contractions throughout the night and before I got to the hospital. I was dialated to a 4+ on my Tuesday appointment, so wouldn't you think the nurse would check me as soon as a got there especially since I said that I was having contractions all night? NO, she just assumed that I was still a 4. You know what they say about people who assume... Well, to make a long story short I quickly progressed to contractions that were making me bawl hysterically asking for an epidural. The nurse still didn't check even after the epidural she said she would check me in a half hour. Shortly after my whole body started shaking, my clue that the baby was crowning. When she finally did check me I was a 10, completely efaced and ready to push. The nurse was pacing the room as she waited for the CNM to get there. I'm pretty sure she was worried that she would have to deliver the baby. He came out in 2 pushes within the same contraction. 1 for the head and 1 for the rest his body. I'm pretty sure that if the nurse would have checked me right before the epidural they wouldn't have let me have one which I'm extremely grateful that I had one during the actual labor because that was the worse pain I have ever experienced. My mom was having to remind me to breath through my crying.

My sister is a CNA in training and hadn't been able to see a birth during her schooling so she and my mom came early that morning so they could be there for the birth.

Bob's mom took our kids that morning and my parents took them for the rest of the weekend.

Sydney wasn't so sure about the baby at first. She loves him now.

My Dad Vyrl with Jordan

My mom Alice with Jordan

Bob's mom Ellie with Jordan

Elyse & Sydney with Jordan

Kelsey with Jordan

Ryan with Jordan

Going home on Sunday

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

2010 Christmas card

So remember I blogged about stutterfly's 50 free cards.
Well, I ordered my free 50 cards today. This is what they will look like. I only had to pay for shipping. I never order cards anymore because it's too expensive, but I won't pass up getting 50 cards for $8.19 (shipping cost). I decided that it probably would be too late to send out a card with pictures off us in winter clothing (needing to wait for my friend to take the pictures and get them back to us.) So you get these cute summer pictures that my other friend Sara took for us.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Family pics and 50 free cards

Okay, so I saw a great deal on my friend's blog. You can get 50 free holiday cards from shutterfly if you blog about them (writing 150 words about previous experience with shutterfly or what you plan to do with one of their 2010 card designs). I myself have not used shutterfly yet but have heard from friends how fabulous it is. Hopefully this deal isn't too good to be true. This is the card that that I liked. I had a difficult time picking a favorite since there were so many choices of cards to pick from. (Oh, go here to sign up for it.) Here's a link to the different cards they have

So these are some of the family pictures my friend Sara took of my family back in July. I might use some of them for this project or if my friend Liz is able to take our pictures next week I might use those since they will be in winter clothing, but aren't we so cute!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Where Did Bob Go?

Howdy peoples,

I bet you’ve been wondering, hmm, were did bob go? If you are anything like me, if something doesn’t come up in your google reader it just doesn’t exist. So, you’re most likely not very concerned.

Well, I’m not writing jack this month because I’m writing too much. Make any sense? Of course not. If you know me well, you should know that I rarely make much sense at all. But there is a very good reason for this nonsense.

It’s November, which is National Novel Writing Month, affectionately known as NaNoWriMo, if you follow me on twitter, then you’ve seen my frantic tweets about the event already (on both accounts @speechbob and @aoirselvar), as well as updates on facebook (poor confused dave). This year I have decided to throw in my lot with those crazy people who are attempting to write at least 1667 words a day in order to meet the grand old goal of 50,000 words by Novemeber 30th.

It’s been fun, but everything else in my life has been put on hold. Including writing blog posts, playing video games, catching up on my DVRed shows, feeding my cat (did I mention that I recently got a cat?), personal hygiene… you name it.

But today is November 13th, and I’m at 28,000 words already! I’m more than half way there! Woot! But only problem is that my novel is more than half way done. I’ve actually set my goal for 70,000 words, which I hope to eep out a decent story.
My story? Well, it’s a fantasy story about a boy name Praxton (yes I stole this character from previous writings, but he’s nearly completely different. Like a different dimension Praxton, in a different world, etc). I’m actually pretty happy with what I’ve written so far, I’m worried about letting the masses actually read the book, but if really really want to read the book and help me revise it, email me at aoirselvar (at) gmail (dot) com. I won’t even send anything out until I’m done with draft one, after I let some people at least get rid of all the many typos.

Anyway, I have spent much too much time writing this blog post. And in order to save time so I can write more on my NaNoWriMo, I’m just going to put this post on the three blogs that I write on (Pathologically Speaking, Casual Huntering, The Batemans, even though the have nothing in common (that's not true, I write on all of them at varying intervals - especially on my family blog).

Everybody have a great day, and I’ll see you in December.

Monday, October 18, 2010

It's a....

If you didn't know already, we're going to have a BOY. Yes, we found out back on September 22. I have been a huge slacker in life in general. So now you know. The baby showed off his stuff the second she put the thing on me.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

If you didn't know already...

Yes, we are pregnant with our 4th child. We are due on February 19th so I'm 14 and a half weeks along. And yes this was on purpose. I don't really want a gap bigger than 3 years.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

another email

Wow, do I ever get the good scams being sent to my email address. Luckily it goes to my  junk mail address anyway (by the way, if you haven't set up an email just for that reason I highly suggest it). This one is interesting. I still wonder if people actually fall for this kind of crap. I mean seriously, are people that stupid??

Hello Dear,

How are you and everything happening around you? I am contacting you because I need someone who will help me establish an orphanage, and also do charity program with my life time savings as I will depart this wicked world due to oesophagus cancer.I want to help the poor kids as much as I can.I am Malaysian,widow and have no one around me to trust as they all want to loot my money and never care about my interest.presently I am at the hospital. the total amount for this project is 3.5million dollars and20% of the money will be yours and eighty percent will be for the project.We have never met before but after going through your profile I decided to contact you. I wish you are the honest and hardworking type am looking for. Please contact me on my personal email at: (

Okay, so I made up the their return email, but I didn't want to put this guys email out there. Oh man those poor kids. Really 20% of that money will be mine?? I'm glad that my profile showed that I'm a honest hardworking type.


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